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  1. Not to mention that they didn't own it, but rented it. And you are right, that is in no way a mansion. Something like that here just sold for $175K (granted we aren't in an affluent neighborhood in LA)
  2. Also have asbestos floor tiles. Covered it. (which they now suggest rather than removing)
  3. First off.... My house was built in 1950. My mother's house was built in 1956. The problem: Paint in the bathrooms and kitchen. The original paint is....might I say...resilient. Nothing will stick to it. I paint, it peals. I have painted my bathroom several times and it always ends up pealing. (granted, I need to install a exhaust fan). My mother's bathroom is having the same problem. Although she had hers professionally painted. Does anyone know what type of paint they used in the early 50s? It looks almost like some type of enamel....not a single brush stroke, completely solid and somewhat shiny (more than eggshell, but not really high gloss...except for the cabinets). It can be scrubbed with a brillo pad and I don't think the paint would come off. (haven't tried, but it's an idea) Anyway, what type of paint is this and how do I manage to paint over it without it ending up pealing?
  4. He'd have to be able to get it up to do that.
  5. as in "Soon To Be X" (ex) ? Yup Would have preferred to wait until after DD graduated (which was my plan), but he had to go and do it a year early and cause problems. But, meh. It is what it is.
  6. Gosh, don't even know where to start. 1st. Hubby moved to Miami in mid-July. (good riddance, but yet we are still married) 2nd. My mother (who lives in Jax) had a massive stroke at the end of July (but with the miraculous stroke medication she came out only somewhat worse for wear but still needs someone with her 24/7.) 3rd. My son (Echo) works weekends up here in GA, so someone has to be there with my mother overnight on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. That person is me. 4th. My Daughter is 17 and is a senior in high school. She has a good head on her shoulders and doesn't have a problem with staying by herself. (I also have emergency contacts for her, in addition, Echo is there if she needs him) Neither my daughter nor I are happy with the arrangement. She misses me and I miss her while I am gone. This is our last year together before she goes off to college. Since DH has moved, she feels free to come out of her room and has become downright sociable. (that is another story in and of itself so I won't go into it here) Well, she mentioned to her therapist that I have to go down just about every weekend to tend my mother. The therapist told her that I should just put her (my mother) in a nursing home and be done with it. Angel told her that my mother doesn't want to be in a nursing home. The therapist told her we should just force it on her through the courts. WTF????? It is good I wasn't there for that particular session. I would have seriously told the lady off. My mother is dying. She has end stage COPD, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and high (and low) blood pressure. Just before Thanksgiving, she became unresponsive (for over 6 hours) I headed down there and my sister flew out from Washington because all indicators would be that she wouldn't last another 24 hours. But...My mother being my mother and who has more lives than a darn cat came out of it. She is considerably weaker now and has more problems with speaking like she did right after her stroke. She is better and I think she will make it through the holidays, but her time is almost upon her. I WILL NOT force the woman leave her home of 50 years. At least not unless we can no longer take care of her. She has home health aides 4 hours each morning and 4 hours each night and we take care of the rest. She has a hospice nurse and respiratory therapist come out once or twice a week. (we put her in the hospice program after the event that happened just before Thanksgiving) I understand the therapist suggesting a nursing home. She really should be in one (or rather a hospice facility since she is now on hospice). But she doesn't want to go to one, She wants to be home in her comfortable surroundings where she can look at the pictures on the wall, pet her demon of a cat, and watch Family Feud all day long. No, what really set me off was when the therapist suggested that we should force her into a facility. She apparently has no concept of familial responsibilities to aged parents. I'm trying the very best I can to be there both for my daughter and my mother. But apparently that isn't good enough. I guess she thinks I should send dear old mom to the glue factory.
  7. Note: Not really a credit related question....more of a question on wording in a divorce. OK legal eagles (and even those that have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express) When a divorce decree says something to the effect of "The Husband shall be responsible for and pay to the satisfaction of each creditor the indebtedness owed on any credit card accounts held in his name." (same provision for the wife). To me, this means any credit card that he (or she) is the primary card holder of and includes debts made from a AU. In other words, I would be responsible for any credit cards I took out under my name and my credit history, and I would be responsible for any debts for people I put on the card as an authorized user. Someone else argued that if an AU has their name on a card, that they will be responsible for the debt made on that card even if they are not a co-owner of the account. To which I called BS. So what says the collective wisdom of the gen discussion board?
  8. I thought the veggie whopper tasted rather good. But I think I will stick to real meat (when I eat it). For those that are vegetarian out of choice, it will make for a decent trip to Burger King. But I limit my meat (and a lot of other things) due to my health and the Impossible whopper is just as bad for me (maybe even worse) than a regular whopper.
  9. hmmm, my doctor tried to give me the shingles shot the last time I was in (Late October/early November I think) but changed his mind and gave me a tetanus shot and a steroid shot. (I had a bad sinus infection, which was the reason for the visit) But since he ordered it, I am presuming they had them.
  10. Ok, I'm a little bit confused. I have had Office 365 Home for several years now. I was under the impression that it could only be put on 5 computers. But on reading something, it says I can share with 5 other household members and they can put it on their multiple devices.... So is it 5 devices total between all users? Or each user can put it on 5 devices?
  11. Technically, you are supposed to (yourself) pay sales tax to the state on internet purchases that don't charge tax. Example, I buy something on newegg and they don't charge me tax. It is up to me to report it and pay my state's sales tax (even the local taxes). Of course, few people do that. Amazon started adding tax some time back...in a way it is only fair for other online retailers to be required to do the same.
  12. to be fair though...feral kittens in the vicinity of wherever the raccoon lived (before capture) are just as likely to have rabies. So maybe is should be Neither Raccoons NOR kittens.
  13. um...It was unclear, were the 5 men having sex with the 85 year old woman? That is actually how it sounds...but I am figuring that it was 3 separate couples at different times/locations. Orrrrrrrr...who knows, I guess senior orgies could be a thing. (but definitely not something I would want to see)
  14. Well, to be honest here, I have worn underwear for more than a day. (Like weekends or whenever it is that I don't take a shower.) I also don't toss my underwear every 6 months. Americans tend to be hypersensitive to the concept of hygiene these days. Just think, less than 100 years ago, folks would be doing good to get a bath once a week. Clothing was worn until it was dirty (or smelly). Granted, underwear is a special case, and should be changed daily because...well...we tend to accumulate, er, bodily fluids, there (women, more so than men...unless the man is looking at skin mags or anything that makes them aroused.) You also tend to sweat more profusely there if it is hot or you are doing a lot of manual labor. All I am saying is that wearing your underwear more than a day isn't going to kill you. Yes, you should change it daily...but if you get off work Friday, change into your lounge wear, and just hang around the house all weekend, not taking a shower or changing your drawers....it ain't gonna kill ya.
  15. hmmm, that's a good idea. I was planning on shopping for a new card anyway.
  16. Thanks all. The issue wasn't "savings" per-se, (since it is 0% finance) the issue is more the lower monthly payment. A lot of changes going on in my life and I am trying to keep my recurring monthly payments down. I think I'll try to keep this one a little bit longer....a penny saved and all that.
  17. Of course it isn't in their FAQs. I might need a new phone before birthday or xmas rolls around. I don't have the dosh to pay for it outright....although I do have some I can put down on it. Does anyone know if they will take a down payment to lower the monthly bill? For example, I want the S10+ with 512 gb at $1250. (yes, I am groaning as well) But I want to put several hundred down on it to bring down my monthly amount due. Will they do that? I could just put it on a CC....but hey, that 0% interest is nice.
  18. When we had the house built, we installed a "built in" microwave (Dacor DMT2420s with trim kit). Well, ye ole microwave has bit the dust. I want to place another microwave there. I see the same microwave model is still available but it says counter top. so are these microwaves the same with just the addition of the trim kit which adds ventilation and seamless built in look? Or is there something different about them? If the microwave style is the same, could I find another (*cough*, *cough*, cheaper) microwave with the same dimensions and place it in the cabinet with the existing trim kit?
  19. Oh, In the end...they did take the power of attorney. (go figure) So now I am waiting on the check. (after the title clears from the bank) I wish it had been totally paid off. (There was $4k still owed on it) I could have sold it myself and gotten a few $K more. But truthfully, I didn't want the hassle.
  20. Got tired of having to drive (or tow ) 150 miles for maintenance/repairs. So a couple of years ago he went to the Chevy dealer to look at a TRUCK (used, at that) and drove away with a brand new Stingray.
  21. A week ago, my mother had a stroke. She is also in very bad health (COPD, high/low blood pressure, diabetes, etc) She lives in Jax and has a home health aide 7 days a week in the morning for 4 hours. (while my son sleeps) She also has an aide on Sat, Sun, and Mon nights because Echo has a job up here and drives up to work. (two 16 hour days and one 8 hour day) Miss Z tends to my mother during the evenings on the weekends. 2 weeks ago, I was there on a Monday night (had just driven idiot down to Miami to start his new job and was on my way back up to GA but stopped for the night at my moms house.) As Z was leaving that night, she said the strangest thing. She gave me a hug and said she hoped that she would see me again. It sort of sent a chill down my spine when she said it because she usually says things like "I'll see you the next time you are down" or something along those lines. Then 1 week later (exactly 1 week later) my mother had the stroke. Usually I would attribute such things as coincidence. But this time, it was just too weird to dismiss.
  22. I can understand that. But it seems to me with a verbal OK, and a fax with his drivers license and signature for proof, there shouldn't be a problem. The problem is. He is now down in Miami (because, of course, he couldn't take care of this before he transferred down there ) Plus, for some inexplicable reason...he seems to see me as his PA because he doesn't want to be bothered with doing this stuff. (don't ask why, I don't know...been dealing with it for 18 years now) I do the research. I do the deal on the vehicle (or whatever purchase). He waltzes in and signs and that is that. (same with the house) But that is a gripe for another day. LOL. As long as he picks up the phone tomorrow and signs off when they overnight the stuff, I will be happy. I have also researched and know what they should be offering me for it (well, ballpark figure) so I will know if they try to lowball me.
  23. I went on the MetroRail twice. Once during the week...it was awesome. When my daughter came down the weekend, We took her on Saturday. I knew she would love going through the Brickell (sp?) area and all the high rise apts/condos. (She did) Buuuuut. They only had one track open and were doing construction/maintenance and what should have taken 1 - 1.5 hours ended up taking 4 and a half. We saw the Metromover going around but didn't get on it.

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