Have you made any changes

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Have you made any changes
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Sat, 05-17-2008 - 11:13am
because of the current economy?

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Sat, 05-17-2008 - 11:29am

DH and I have traded work vehicles.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sat, 05-17-2008 - 11:46am

Not really. I already take the bus home from the shop; dh and I carpool to work. But we are driving more now because of dh's mom. She fell and cracked 2 of her vertebrae so we are stopping by her house once or twice a day to visit as she can't get out. I get either paper bags at the grocery store or use canvas bags. What plastic bags we (and dh's mom) get either gets reused as lunch bags, used as trash liners, dog poop, or taken to work by dh to be used for discarding used diapers. Most of the year, I get my eggs from my sister who has 9 chickens. We already eat little red meat, more fish, and several times a week, go vegetarian. Since there is only 3 of us at home now, laundry is down to 3-4 loads a week (more in the summer, less in the winter) and I use the clothes line which the girls didn't do. In short, our lifestyle really has changed much because of the economy but has changed because of other circumstances.

Chris

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Sat, 05-17-2008 - 12:31pm
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Sat, 05-17-2008 - 5:03pm
I'm getting a second job.







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Sat, 05-17-2008 - 5:05pm

BTDT -- good luck to you -- I have to say that on the nights I go to my second job I often feel "oh I really don't want to do this" but then when I get there it's always really enjoyable... what are you going to do?

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sat, 05-17-2008 - 7:25pm

I haven't seen any legal ban on them here except in apt/condo communities. But not in single family neighborhoods. But I have encountered a social sigma about them.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 05-17-2008 - 9:05pm
I'm almost done getting my teacher certification, so I'll be applying for positions at elementary schools as soon as I get my probationary license. Since I've already agreed to teach weekend classes at the college, I'll be working 7 days a week for the fall semester (one full time job, and one part time job). My poor baby. Between prepping, grading, and class time, I'm never going to get to see him. Fall is going to be awful. :-p






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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 05-17-2008 - 11:55pm
No --- but I'm pleased to see fewer cars on the roads when I do have to commute to work!
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Sun, 05-18-2008 - 12:43am

I drive dh's car more often.

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Sun, 05-18-2008 - 6:56am
Yes, the school system is cutting special education services to the quick for summer. So we will be picking up the tutoring cost for DS. We will also be doing it for the school year - if we can find a tutor for 5 days a week. It is a big hit to the budget- so we have been cutting back on Whole Foods, future vacations, and savings.

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