One Thing You Won't Spend Your Money on. 7/9/08

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Wow,I knew that you and I think alot alike,Stacey,but I could have written your post,exactly word-for-word! :D It's so unfair we are just about a continent apart!!

Kat, you and Stacey are my heroes (or should that be heroines).

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Ah, shucks , lol ! :D Thanks Rackey !! Wouldn't it be nice if we could all get together ?

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I though I have posted here but can't find it.

Sowwww.. I don't drink alcohol so won't spend anything on that and candy... pay when you buy it and a few months later at the dentist, no thanks.

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The only thing I spend money on is myself! Each and every opportunity I get I'll find something to buy...........it's my wife's birthday this coming Monday so I'll hit the shops on Saturday and buy myself something really special!...............hey no! Put those rocks down!...............Ow.

Seriously though.........I hate paying over the odds prices on raw materials for minis.......over here we have particular store that just happens to be really handy but the prices are crazy...........I buy a lot of Basswood.........they charge a lot of cash for basswood and their excuse for this 'rip off' is............."Sorry but it comes all the way from America"!....................that I know but do they have to ship it 'BA Business Class'!

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Basswood is obeche, isn't it? Perhaps you could do as well dealing with a regular hobby shop or art supply store? Those are my favorite sources for basswood on this side of the pond.

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Basswood is obeche, isn't it? Perhaps you could do as well dealing with a regular hobby shop or art supply store? Those are my favorite sources for basswood on this side of the pond.

Obeche or obechi comes from the obeche tree (Triplochiton scleroxylon) of west Africa. Also called arere, samba. Mainly used for veneering. Seems to have characteristics similar to basswood - close grained, soft, creamy color

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Basswood is obeche, isn't it? Perhaps you could do as well dealing with a regular hobby shop or art supply store? Those are my favorite sources for basswood on this side of the pond.[/quote

I do normally Holly and mostly on-line but when you have just run out this store is just waiting to get you.............better planning on my part. That's the answer!

Just for the record......it is Rosemary's birthday on Monday and she won't know this until the morning but tomorrow night she will be watching 'Miss Saigon' in London followed by a pleasant Sunday visiting some old London friends.

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Obeche or obechi comes from the obeche tree (Triplochiton scleroxylon) of west Africa. Also called arere, samba. Mainly used for veneering. Seems to have characteristics similar to basswood - close grained, soft, creamy color

It's a nice wood to use Kathie and light too.......I use it mainly to 'fill out'......if I'm looking for a nice finishing wood I'll go for walnut every time........wonderful close grain, stable structure and take oil well............( I never use varnishes on wood......always oil)

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It's just me and the two furbabies in the house, so if I really want something, I generally pick it up. However, the one thing I do try to go "bargain" on is clothes. I need to dress professionally for work, and I like to look nice all the time, but spending department store prices is not my thing. I was over the moon when a lovely consignment shop opened up just up the street from me a couple of years ago. Now my closet is filled with Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Anne Klein, etc. and I can afford to splurge on the more important luxuries - stuffies for the kitties and Dooney and Bourke bags for me. ;)

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Give Rosemary a big birthday hug from me. Your pressie sounds like lots of fun for her.

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Give Rosemary a big birthday hug from me. Your pressie sounds like lots of fun for her.

For me too Holly.........we both know it off by heart but each time we see it it's fresh...........I'll give her the hug.......yet another bonus for me.

xx

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There are a lot of things I could think of. Cigarettes. Plastic surgery (unless if it's for corrective and medical purposes). Those overrated food that has gold shavings on it. Sharksfin. Turtle soup. Stuff made from other endangered species. Other overpriced products that has cheaper and better counterparts.

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I'm trying to avoid anything made in China. Now I'm finding out the Chinese bamboo flooring in my beach cottage is tainted with Formaldehyde and will have to be ripped up. I always wondered what the smell was. To replace it with tile is going to cost over $10k. I'm not happy right now.

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Perhaps check the outgassing timeline and see if you are past the problem window of time before making such a huge investment.

Years ago we discovered a problem with an insulation we had used many years before that. We were looking into loans to fix the problem and were quite overwhelmed and discouraged. This all before the ease of internet research.

Long story short, after thoroughly studying and checking, we discovered that we were out if the time period of concern and had already done the damage that would occur. It wouldn't fix anything to start over at the point we discovered it.

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The problem is the house is a vacation home so it's locked up most of the time. The ac runs but fresh area doesn't get in so when we first open the door--POW. I'm always congested the first night. Now I know why.

My clothes smell of it when I unpack my suitcases after we return.

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I wish I could think of something I don't spend money on, but alas........

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Clothes! I bought more last year than usual and some have still not been worn! I work at home, and tied to oxygen tubing which discourages outings. I always look at money gone down the tube and think "I could have bought minis with that!"

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wrapping paper. To me, spending my hard-earned money on paper that is going to be ripped up and thrown away is incredibly stupid, and wasteful in general.

 

I enjoy finding alternative ways to conceal gifts: magazine pages, newsprint, wallpaper scraps that people have given me, even vintage scarves.

 

I even have a FB page about it: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gift-Wrapping-by-Erin/203438439703282?fref=ts

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