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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 8th Jun 17, 8:08 AM
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    I'll help out too thrifty. How shall we go about the task?
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    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 8th Jun 17, 8:26 AM
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    Count me in too! I wasn't there 'in the beginning' so will probably learn lots along the way too....
    Last edited by lillibet dripping; 08-06-2017 at 8:26 AM. Reason: spelling
    [DFW Nerd club #1142Proud to be dealing with my debtDMP start date April 2012. Amount £21862April 2013 = £20414 April 2014 = £11000 April 2015 = £9500 April 2016 = £7200
    DECEMBER 2016 - Due to moving house/down-sizing NO MORTGAGE; NO OVERDRAFT; NO DEBTS; NO CREDIT CARDS; NO STORE-CARDS; NO LOANS = FREEDOM
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Jun 17, 10:25 AM
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    I loved the first thread, it had tons of terrific info and topics - but my head isn't always reliable lol and if I'm having a tired spell - as I am now- then I would be no use whatever.
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 8th Jun 17, 4:38 PM
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    Mar, you can always join in when you do feel up to it. And Fuddle, you're a star!

    Thanking about how we should go about this: probably we should take a chunk of pages each - say, 50 each to start with - read through them & copy & paste all practical, relevant tips into a Word/Open Office/Pages document. Then send them all to one of us to collate; I don't mind doing this, as I'm using a Mac & WP-type things are very much easier than I ever found them on a PC! There'll be a spot of editing as things will need to be put into specific topics, in order for the resulting post/document/page to make sense. Does that make sense so far?
    Angie

    Money's just a substitute for time & talent...
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 8th Jun 17, 4:47 PM
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    Thanks Thrifty sounds just what we need to do and I think it will work. It will take a bit of time as there are more than two thousand pages but with enough of us nibbling away at it it should be achievable. He Who Knows will have to show me how to do the cut and paste and anything else techie, I can turn this beast on and get to OS and read your posts and post my own but that's as much skill as I've ever had with 'pooters! Old dog will have to learn new tricks to keep up with you youngsters!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • Cappella
    • By Cappella 8th Jun 17, 4:59 PM
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    I'd like to help to if I'm not too late.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Jun 17, 5:23 PM
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    Awesome!! Looking forward to this!
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 8th Jun 17, 6:14 PM
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    The task is daunting but it's not beyond us eh? A good plan thriftwizard.

    The old thread is too precious to just saunter into the lower pages. Well done Lyn for suggesting we should collate.

    I'd best go find the apache office download.
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 8th Jun 17, 6:36 PM
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    The spirit is willing here but the flesh is a bit involved and distracted atm.

    If you are still at it when I am sorted out.....this year, next year, sometime,nev.........I'll be glad to lend a hand. In the meantime I'll make the tea.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 8th Jun 17, 8:20 PM
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    Thank you, Cappella & lillibet dripping! Anyone else ready to be pressganged/volunteer?

    ETA: Sorry, lillibet, had missed your offer!
    Last edited by thriftwizard; 09-06-2017 at 3:31 PM.
    Angie

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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Jun 17, 7:12 AM
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    Well, this morning certainly brings the UK into 'Interesting Times' and I'm wondering where we will be taken from here? Brexit becomes more uncertain than it was yesterday, the possibility of a second referendum becomes less remote and with a hung parliament looking most likely which party will be at the helm at the time we most need consistency and good leadership? Whoever says politics is boring???

    Thank goodness we're all PREPPERS to a greater or lesser degree I think it's going to be a gloves off catfight for dominance with the 'people' and their lives coming somewhere towards the bottom of the priority list. Not quite every man for himself but not far off.....welcome to our brave new world yet again my friends!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 9th Jun 17, 7:15 AM
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    Thank you, Cappella! Anyone else ready to be pressganged/volunteer?
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    I'd like to but have too many commitments already for my limited free time and limited energy. But it's a great project and I shall be cheering from the sidelines.

    I started the morning happily imagining that a hung parliament meant we'd all be meeting at Tyburn with our knitting and watching the hempen fandango, but wiser heads have corrected this misapprehension.

    Pants. As the old jest has it; the trouble with elections is that politicians always win.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Jun 17, 7:24 AM
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    Not PANTS for us this morning but PAINTS.....we're going to B&Q for some match pots to start redecorating the house with a view to going on the market to move closer to the girls. Going to downsize and find another property with a garden big enough to grow stuff but with less rooms to heat and therefore less outgoings in the future (if there is one). I think the more self reliant we can become, the more things in life that we can provide for ourselves the better our lives will be, simpler because we're NOT 'Jacks of all trades' so some things will have to be simplified for us to do the maintenance etc. but that is probably a good thing in this ever more complex world. There are some days when I'm actually glad I'm 69 and this is one of them.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 9th Jun 17, 8:25 AM
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    I looked up the technical aspects of a hung parliament a couple if hours ago but it was a bit early and my grasp of it remains fuzzy.
    We have honey dressings at our gp surgery, there are nurse practitioners and at least one is very keen on them. I had them post surgery and very effective- I did wonder if the honey would stick the dressing to the wound and make the scabs pull off tmi but it didn't.

    I had never even thought of sharpening a toothbrush in the event of zombie infestation. In my naivety, I had thought a couple of carving knives, one for each hand, would be my anti-undead weapons of choice. We actually have 3, my OH can have the leftover one, I shall need 2. He can have the small paring knife too.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 9th Jun 17, 8:55 AM
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    Thanking about how we should go about this: probably we should take a chunk of pages each - say, 50 each to start with - read through them & copy & paste all practical, relevant tips into a Word/Open Office/Pages document. Then send them all to one of us to collate; I don't mind doing this, as I'm using a Mac & WP-type things are very much easier than I ever found them on a PC! There'll be a spot of editing as things will need to be put into specific topics, in order for the resulting post/document/page to make sense. Does that make sense so far?
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    Sounds good to me - can you and/or Mrs LW line up the volunteers with page numbers?

    What you're suggesting is absolutely what I do for my own use. On the first 5 pages of the original thread, there's a scenario suggestion (12 August 2012 - from mardatha, actually and the responses to that are really interesting too, those are the kinds of things I'd edit to fit into a document.

    Sharpening toothbrushes - I've seen that on TV recently, season 6 of Burn Notice, if anyone's interested

    As for the honey - I suspect that a dab of honey on a dressing would still be fine, no need to go the extra mile and buy a dressing.

    No prepping done here yesterday - I was queuing at the Antiques Roadshow!
    Retired August 2016
    • maryb
    • By maryb 9th Jun 17, 10:36 AM
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    Being close to family is one of the best ways to increase resilience of the whole unit, I always think, so good luck with the sale Mrs L.

    We ourselves may end up moving sooner rather than later if Labour bring in their garden tax - and if they don't form a government this time, I think we are looking at a very left of centre win in probably under two years. Not that we have a huge garden. But we are in the London suburbs and prices are stupid. On a rough estimate based on the figures bandied about, it would swallow up most of my pension
    It doesn't matter if you are a glass half full or half empty sort of person. Keep it topped up! Cheers!
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 9th Jun 17, 2:08 PM
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    Lyn you sound not-so-chipper this morning and I'm sad because of it.

    I find this whole campaign a game and I'm cross about it. The Tories were he'll bent on playing the Brexit tactical game in ramming home the disastrous option of Labour. They lacked passion, care and enthusiasm. Labour played the youngster game offering the world via a leader who has protested and attended rallies all his career. Nothing appealled to me and I have no faith in anyone. That's my take on this and this is my opinion for Brexit. It's non existent because I have no idea what any of it is about because of lack of information! It might be a good thing that the government has seen that they don't have carte blanche to do what they like that my only pinch of positivity. I don't actually know anything about the DUP but I feel it doesn't matter because history has played to me that the government will get the pat on the back for the better stuff and the coalition party will be blamed for anything other than successful.

    We're just pawns as always.

    Anyway. Downsize! It's a great life. Everything earns it's place, no room for clutter and have to be organised. It's cheaper to run and pay for. It all adds up to happiness and sound mental health. I wish for you all looking to downsize the gusto to muster a little excitement about the change to help with motivation and positivity.
    Last edited by fuddle; 09-06-2017 at 2:12 PM.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Jun 17, 2:50 PM
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    I'm OK FUDS, taken a little aback at politics and you'd think I'm old enough to have seen most things but what I hate is the false promises bandied about by all parties about what they'll do, what they'll do away with but not where the money will come from to do them and how the world will be a better place if we vote for them not the other guys and playing youth against age in a bid not to help any of us but to gain power for their own ends. I hate the feeling of people being duped by slick words from unscrupulous people for self advancement!!! I'm tired is all, we're waking up at silly o clock every day with the light levels and I'm adjusting meds at the moment so not 100% in anything.....BUT I WILL BE SOON!!!

    We're little squares of colour all over the house at the moment and have made the decision on colour for the hall, stairs and landing which had to be done quickly along with our room as new carpets were purchased yesterday and we need to paint before that happens. I'm square eyes looking at houses on the computer at the moment and none of them have the garden I'm after.....it's there though I just have to let it find me!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Jun 17, 4:14 PM
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    Good luck Lyn, as you say, I'm sure the right house will find you

    The election result was a bit of a surprise, but who knows, it may even turn out to have been the best possible result in the end.

    It might sound selfish but atm I'm more concerned that one of the meds I'm on is making my hair fall out It's a "rare" side-effect apparently. I know women's hair does get thinner after the menopause, but this has been happening just since I needed to increase the dose and there's nothing I can take instead. Has anyone tried that German shampoo that claims to stimulate hair growth?
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 9th Jun 17, 4:47 PM
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    Oooh, karmakat, can you tell us what curio or treasure you had with you?

    My department has been a bit like the marie celeste this week with colleagues out on election duties at polling stations and a different batch out doing the count. Those who are up into the small hours aren't expected to work the following morning, thank goodness.

    The prevailing mood among those I've encountered seems to be a sense of anti-climax and a puzzlement about how it will all pan out. I have clear memories of the thatcher regime being propped up for years by a small group of ulster MPs so this new arrangement has unfortunate echoes from my pov.

    Lyn it's a huge decision to make but I feel it's the right one, to be closer to children and grandchildren. I wish you both the very best of luck in finding your dream home in the new area.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

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