Wednesday Wondering

Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Wednesday Wondering
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Wed, 09-12-2012 - 1:05pm

It's Wednesday and I'm wondering if you have seen evidence in the 'real world' of incomes decreasing or households "doubling up" (meaning adding at least 1 additional adult who otherwise might have a house of their own)?

http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/12/13827900-poverty-flat-in-the-us-but-incomes-drop-government-says?lite 

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 2:54pm

OMG, that is hilarious (the baby - not the poverty).

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Registered: 08-15-2005
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 5:02pm

Nope not around here.....how about where you are?? 

Brie..that picture is just adorable!!  Don't you wonder what they are thinking.....?

BTW..Dylan did just fine at the dentist....didn't cry.....was a total trooper!!  And the Tooth Fairy remembered to come last night too....:smileyhappy:

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 6:11pm

That is so good, Mary!  Katie had to have a couple of teeth "wiggled out" to make room for permanent teeth too and I was surprised at how well she handled it.  I think she was just a year or two older than Dylan at that point.  Kids are amazing.

I definitely noticed that my transcription income was decreasing, especially when they cut our pay across the board by 30%.  They justified it by saying we'd be more productive with the speech recognition software but that never panned out.  It took as long to edit a report chock full of errors as it did to type one up from scratch!

Two of our neighbors on the street have taken in "roommates."  Both single guys, but one is living with a family (he was friends with them before his divorce) and one is living with a different guy who got divorced, but decided to keep his house (now it's a bachelor pad).  I could see taking in a family member, but not some single dude who wasn't related to us.  (Watch -- I just jinxed my future into having to take in boarders, LOL.) 

Times are tough!

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 1:14pm

Digital cameras are amazing!  FIL said that pictures of him are rare and far between, especially as a child.  Not so for our munchkins!

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