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Tue, 03-04-2014 - 11:20am

1. Are you giving up anything for Lent?

2. Did you go away for college or stay home and commute? Did your/will your children go away or commute for college?

3. Do you have a certain time you turn on or turn off your heat for the season?

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Sun, 03-09-2014 - 12:46pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;1. Are you giving up anything for Lent?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;2. Did you go away for college or stay home and commute? Did your/will your children go away or commute for college?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;3. Do you have a certain time you turn on or turn off your heat for the season?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>No.  I commuted, I don't know what my kids will want to do yet.  About living &lt;an hour from school and living on campus, I have a friend whose daughter lives on campus and her family home is about 1/2 hour away.  She is a college sophomore and they decided then would be the time she could chose to live on campus if she wanted to, I don't know what seprated her first year from that second year but she works two jobs plus her college schedule to afford that "college experience", Lol.  I turn it off for good when I know winter is gone for good.  </p>

What is laugh out loud funny about someone working two jobs to afford something that they want?

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Sun, 03-09-2014 - 9:44am

College students are notorious for staying up late regardless of living arrangement.  I still remember when college friends and I took nodoze (I think that was the name of it) and tried staying up all night to study for exams the next day.  I was envious of the finished basement her parents home had and that's where we crashed, Lol. 

 

 

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Sun, 03-09-2014 - 9:24am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>1. Are you giving up anything for Lent?</p><p>2. Did you go away for college or stay home and commute? Did your/will your children go away or commute for college?</p><p>3. Do you have a certain time you turn on or turn off your heat for the season?</p>

No.  I commuted, I don't know what my kids will want to do yet.  About living <an hour from school and living on campus, I have a friend whose daughter lives on campus and her family home is about 1/2 hour away.  She is a college sophomore and they decided then would be the time she could chose to live on campus if she wanted to, I don't know what seprated her first year from that second year but she works two jobs plus her college schedule to afford that "college experience", Lol.  I turn it off for good when I know winter is gone for good.  

 

 

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Thu, 03-06-2014 - 7:05pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">We did not have a college fund and used loans for a lot of the college expences. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Wow, Empty, you are pretty daring admitting that on this board. lolololol.</span></strong></p>

I have mentioned it many times in the past.  When DH was active duty we could not afford to put money towards a college fund.  After he retired our income was too hugh  to qualify for financial aid but we could afford to pay back loans.  Which have all been paid back in full.

I totally understand that what we did cost us more in the long run but for us it was the best option. 

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Thu, 03-06-2014 - 11:40am

I don't know whether D's school has exceptions for living on campus. They probably do, but the residential culture is such a part of the experience there that people who opt out would miss out. So much of the learning comes not only from the classroom, but from those 2 a.m. political discussions with people from totally different backgrounds. I'm glad that we can afford for her to live on campus because she absolutely loves it there.

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Thu, 03-06-2014 - 10:50am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">We did not have a college fund and used loans for a lot of the college expences. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Wow, Empty, you are pretty daring admitting that on this board. lolololol.</span></strong></p>

I can't imagine why and what's with the hysterical laughter?  

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Thu, 03-06-2014 - 10:09am

We did not have a college fund and used loans for a lot of the college expences. 

Wow, Empty, you are pretty daring admitting that on this board. lolololol.

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Wed, 03-05-2014 - 7:43pm

testing from my new iPad. 

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p>I had told my DDs that if they went to college locally then they would live at home.  Totally financial reasons.  We did not have a college fund and used loans for a lot of the college expences.  But re-thinking it , it probably would not have been a good choice. There would have been a lot of time spent on the commute which could be better used.  </p>

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Wed, 03-05-2014 - 7:26pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
Don't say that around my DIL, who is a hardcore Ohio State fan :D


I live in the heart of M Go Blue country. I wish I cared enough to find offense to those who love Ohio State.  

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Wed, 03-05-2014 - 7:23pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
It's hard to find a much better school than U of Michigan for a whole heck of a lot of majors.

This is true. 

My husband actually turned down a full ride to U of M, believe it or not. He joined the Navy instead.  

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