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  • I am reading your rumble strip post and thinking...does she mean 5 emails or 5 pages of emails? Does she really mean she has more than 25 projects started at one time? I often get things piled up that I need to do, especially when it is paper related, but while I will start projects when I haven't finished the last one, I don't have more than 5 total going at any one time. I would be totally overwhelmed!
    Chris
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    • Originally posted by Sabine View Post

      Who buys clothes and never even wears them before they donate them? I mean, I know it happens, but the mind boggles. And talk about losing value as soon as you drive off the lot!
      I know, it's crazy! There are lots of wealthy summer people here - people who have several homes. They purchase clothes, bed linens, towels, dishes, and other household items just for their stay here. Sometimes it is just for a couple of weeks. They leave everything behind and have everything hauled off to the thrift shop by the people who close up the house. I imagine they get a nice tax deduction. Same thing in the winter - people come here for Christmas, a couple of weeks, and then back to warmer climes. Can you imagine?
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      • Where I thrift shop they get a lot of clothes from stores that haven't sold them. It isn't always people buying them and not wearing them.
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        • We have a shop like that here, but I never find anything good. The two good thrift shops run totally on donations. I have good friends in one of them, and they let me know when they are getting good hauls - like when one of the summer islands closes down in the fall and they get buried in goods. One of my co-workers said she totally raised her kids on Island Cast-Offs!
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          • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
            ..does she mean 5 emails or 5 pages of emails?... Does she really mean she has more than 25 projects started at one time?...
            Oh, yeah, 5 pages. There are 25 emails per page, I think. I got down from 32 pages to 18 yesterday, before the kids claimed the computer, so not bad.

            And I have WAY MORE than 25 projects started. It's ridiculous. Remember my goal of finishing a project per day as a New Year's Resolution. That's 365 projects! And I could have made it. granted, some of the projects were household things, and I also counted one complete scrapbook page as a project. But I still have a ridiculous amount of craft things that need to GET DONE!

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            • Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
              Can you imagine?
              No. No, I can't. What's wrong with using them year after year?! That's outrageous!

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              • I only allow myself 1 craft per medium, unless there is an extenuating circumstance. ie. I was knitting a sweater for myself, then found out a friend was having a baby, so stopped to start the baby blanket. I also will not let myself buy yarn because I might use it someday, except in extenuating circumstances (ie. I found my fav for a $1 a skein, so I bought them out).

                I have a huge list of house and yard projects, but won't let myself start one till the last one is finished. But I also don't count those in my projects list because there are many that are continuous ie. growing creeping thyme between my flagstones on my path-this will take years because I am not willing to buy that many plants when I can propagate!

                My inbox rule is 1 page.
                Chris
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                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                  No. No, I can't. What's wrong with using them year after year?! That's outrageous!
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                  Chris
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                  My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                  • If you own a second home, how hard can it be to store stuff? I'm confused. Besides, you're going to need that stuff when you come back. I think they just like shopping too much.

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                    • Back to rumble strips

                      I am viewing rumble strips as something that warns you you are going off your route, not the route itself.

                      It has to be easy for me to comprehend. I can easily count my twist ties. One, two, three, four, five...I'm good. Six...time to toss one.

                      I need to find something similar that will signal to me that, oops, I'm not following my mail guidelines. Looking at my bookdrop, I see that on the top of it are: a bowl for our keys, a bowl for our various cards(for the gym/discount cards/etc), and the rest is space for piling mail. Hmmm.

                      Piles can get pretty big.

                      I think I should get a vertical holder, of an appropriate width. Any mail that can fit in there, will be okay. If it doesn't fit, I need to be going through it. Then, nothing else allowed on the top of the bookdrop.

                      I'm going to try it out.

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                      • Basically, it is my understanding that they just like new stuff. They are fashionable people and like to have the latest things, both for their bodies and for their home. They like to shop and they have the $$$$$. I imagine it would be great deal of fun to go to Crate & Barrel and order up an entire household of stuff, likewise at the Talbots or Coldwater Creek. I am, however, much too poor and much too practical for such things.

                        If you need any more projects, I have two scarves that are halfway knitted and will probably remain that way! At least not without an intervention.
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                        • I can't imagine having a bunch of projects started either. I do have a to-do list, though... does that count as a project?

                          Re: the shopping spree... I think we need a pic of said fish pants... and pics of you modeling the rest (sans head for your privacy, of course) are also required.
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                          • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                            If you own a second home, how hard can it be to store stuff? I'm confused. Besides, you're going to need that stuff when you come back. I think they just like shopping too much.
                            oh, I thought she was talking about rentals. Yeah, you are right, if you own it then that is just wasteful. Of course there are those of us who take advantage of that
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                            My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                            • I like where you are going with the rumble strips.

                              For us, we each keep our own keys and cards, and for mail we have a p.o. box so I toss junk before I even get home and Dh handles the bills so no depository for it at home. This is not to say I have not created piles, but currently I am down to just one about 6"high. But one of the things that helped with those was for me to get a hanging file box for each kid, one for DH stuff, and one for me. These are about 4" deep each, so it limits what I can keep in there. I put certificates, awards, important papers, school stuff etc. We have a safe for things like insurance papers and passports. Then I have a drawer with file folders for recipes, recipes, photos, cards, etc. And Dh has a drawer with files for taxes, and car info.
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • Siobhan- I think I have enough without your scarves! Although...what kind of knitting? Just plain? Or a pattern? Is the yarn nice?

                                Jenn- I don't think I am brave enough for internet pictures yet!

                                Demuralist- Siobhan's area sounds like a thrift store treasure trove. I DO kind of wish I could take advantage of the wastrels, too.

                                Okay, I got a little mail holder(1.03 at the thrift store!), propped it up, and filled it with mail. The whole area already looks neater. Of course, I did get rid of about 5/6ths of the pile yesterday!

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