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Re: Beat the heat...temp check

*only* 90 here in the mid-atlantic. Looks like it's going to creep up over the next few days though.

by puppmom

July 21st, 2016, 2:35 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Beat the heat...temp check

Replies: 23

Views: 331
Re: Advice for soundproofing a room

It's not soundproofing but have you thought about white noise instead? I know for my DH - white noise drives him bonkers but I don't mind it and neither do my kids. I don't know if that would drown out the sound to the neighbors though. DH is a musician and back in his teenage days when they had no ...

by puppmom

July 21st, 2016, 8:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Advice for soundproofing a room

Replies: 15

Views: 313
Re: Olive's new buddy

What a beautiful boy! Congratulations!

by puppmom

July 20th, 2016, 9:17 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Olive's new buddy

Replies: 20

Views: 462
Re: Falling off one wagon and staying on another

Stephanie, I'm sorry. I feel like a total dolt suggesting exercise with a bad knee! I'm glad the pills are gone. Go to the SAHM group! It's a step in the right direction even if you don't feel like it. I made an effort to make "friends" with our neighbors with small children - awkward and ...

by puppmom

July 15th, 2016, 11:39 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Falling off one wagon and staying on another

Replies: 23

Views: 692
Re: Appropriate etiquette for interacting with seriously ill

Rockinruby, what a great thing to do! Congratulations! We had dreams of Hollis becoming a therapy dog but he just doesn't like people that much. :rolleyes: He has a few favorites and tolerates the rest. No advice on what to say but I think most parents understand this is challenging and will be very...

by puppmom

July 15th, 2016, 11:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Appropriate etiquette for interacting with seriously ill

Replies: 10

Views: 338
Re: Falling off one wagon and staying on another

Stephanie, I'm sorry you've had such a rough year! But I agree, we're only a little more than half way through and the rest doesn't have to be bad! I hope that things improve for you. Re: the meds. I think it is absolutely possible that taking those a few times can leave you wanting more and lead to...

by puppmom

July 15th, 2016, 9:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Falling off one wagon and staying on another

Replies: 23

Views: 692
Re: Any tips on buying used cars?

I've had some success negotiating over the phone. It's really saved me a lot of time and energy (and painful in-person conversations!). I also suggest staying away from Ford or Chevrolet unless you're looking for a truck. If I hadn't totaled it last year, I'm pretty confident I would still be drivin...

by puppmom

July 14th, 2016, 11:06 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Any tips on buying used cars?

Replies: 13

Views: 299
Re: Sleeping better

Thanks, Missy! I could use the help. I find that the less sleep I get the harder it is to sleep. So, on nights when I stay up too late, it's really hard for me to fall asleep even though I'm really tired. I used to be one of those people who fell asleep within minutes of laying my head down and over...

by puppmom

July 14th, 2016, 11:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Sleeping better

Replies: 12

Views: 390
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

PS - Missy, Dear Zachary - I was totally caught off guard by this one. I went into it blindly and just didn't see things coming. ;(

by puppmom

July 12th, 2016, 6:39 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 277

Views: 5274
Re: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

I haven't been through the entire thread so I'm not sure if these have been mentioned. Transfatty Lives - DH and I are already documentary fans and this one hit close to home because one of our best friends has ALS. This is just really well done overall. Alive Inside - another documentary - it follo...

by puppmom

July 12th, 2016, 6:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hidden Netflix Gem Thread

Replies: 277

Views: 5274
Re: Joint bank account - how does it work?

We have all joint accounts. We have since before we were married. For us, it's just easier that way. I know many think separate is easier especially for the fun money. I would not be opposed to DH and I, in addition to our joint accounts, having separate fun money accounts. We were a one income fami...

by puppmom

July 11th, 2016, 2:00 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Joint bank account - how does it work?

Replies: 41

Views: 938
Re: Are you faithful when you dream?

I don't recall any cheating dreams but someone was telling me how they called their husband by the wrong name in bed and I had a recurring nightmare for weeks that I called my husband the name of a coworker. I was literally dreading going to sleep!

by puppmom

July 7th, 2016, 11:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Are you faithful when you dream?

Replies: 27

Views: 623
Re: Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile

This is terrifying really. I watched the Alton Sterling video against my better judgement and it brought me to tears. That man was shot at point blank range in the chest. The intention from the onset was to kill him. And then the way those two officers just got up like nothing had happened. Absolute...

by puppmom

July 7th, 2016, 11:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile

Replies: 94

Views: 1903
Re: What would you do?

:wavey: I took a 4 day unplugged weekend to enjoy the holiday (and potty train our 3 year old) but I thought I would share where we are. Telephone, I absolutely agree that actions speak louder than words. I’ve been with DH 16 years and definitely don’t think he’s full of shit. I think he’s strugglin...

by puppmom

July 6th, 2016, 10:14 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: What would you do?

Chrono, I'm trying. It didn't go well last night because I got frustrated then emotional. But, it was the result of DH SAYING, "our family is my priority", "DD is just as important as the boys", "what my mom is doing is not okay with me" but all of that (to me) conflict...

by puppmom

June 30th, 2016, 12:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: What would you do?

Aztonie, I know you said your questions are rhetorical but...I do expect that he put our needs first. Absolutely. He seems to think he can make everyone happy. I disagree. Chrono, I don't know what's going through his head. I was just thinking that maybe on a subconscious level he feels like I'll be...

by puppmom

June 30th, 2016, 12:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: What would you do?

:wavey: Still have a lump in my throat about this today. I could tell DH felt bad this morning but, if history's any indication, that doesn't mean he's going to stand up to his parents. To clarify a few things: DH did not say he's not going to let this ruin his vacation. That's my perception because...

by puppmom

June 30th, 2016, 11:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: What would you do?

I've been reading all of your responses and appreciate how thoughtful everyone is in applying their own experience. I'm really so grateful to be able to solicit independent opinions. My phone has minimal battery so I'll keep this brief. DH and I talked tonight and it didn't end well. He apparently m...

by puppmom

June 29th, 2016, 9:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: Hearing Aids

Costco? Wow! Who would've thunk! My dad needs a hearing aid but insists he hears everything he wants to hear because he can turn the TV up at load as he wants! :rolleyes:

Good luck, LV. I'm glad your mom is receptive.

by puppmom

June 28th, 2016, 11:40 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hearing Aids

Replies: 12

Views: 288
Re: Interview follow up

TooPatient, this is fabulous news!

by puppmom

June 28th, 2016, 7:36 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interview follow up

Replies: 70

Views: 2466
Re: What would you do?

Packrat, sorry you had such a difficult relationship with MIL. It is beyond me that anyone would do something that compromises their relationship with their grandchildren. I would like to think that presented such a consequence MIL would change her tune real quick. But I guess I don't know. Us not g...

by puppmom

June 27th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: What would you do?

Thank you so much for all of the thoughtful advice (and for sticking up for DD!). It seriously has me choked up. This whole situation is so upsetting to me. The vacation was just the last straw so to speak. It all started when DD got pregnant with her first. Prior to that MIL and DD were close. DD w...

by puppmom

June 26th, 2016, 8:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: Subway tile or something else?

Momhappy, I love the look of white subway tile and dark grout. My house is old (90 years) so we tend to stick with things that are that style. You can't go wrong! The diagonally laid section above the sink is a nice touch.

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 2:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Subway tile or something else?

Replies: 29

Views: 532
Re: What would you do?

Telephone, thanks for the advice. DD is not married but her boyfriend is very supportive (sorry, probably not relevant to this! :lol: ). MIL is not religious at all BUT DH grew up in an upper middle class suburban neighborhood where this type of thing does not happen (we all know it DOES happen but ...

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 1:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: What would you do?

Momhappy, thank you! It definitely weighs on me that MIL treated my DD like her own and literally overnight just started to avoid her. Calliecake, your advice is totally reasonable. MIL and I are not very close. We spend a lot of time together but talk about nothing serious. We're very different peo...

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 1:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: What would you do?

Thanks, Matata. I think you're right. The vacation is just a manifestation of a really crappy underlying situation.

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 12:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
What would you do?

I'll try to keep this brief. My husband's family takes a family vacation every other year to the beach. We get a house big enough for MIL, FIL, SIL and her boyfriend, DH, me and our three kids. Our kids are 21, 5 and 3. Our 21 year is not biologically my husband's but we've been together since she w...

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 12:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do?

Replies: 75

Views: 2172
Re: Matata's Backyard Makeover

So exciting, Matata! If I'm honest, I would take that before picture over what I've got going now. I can't wait to see the results!

by puppmom

June 24th, 2016, 11:29 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Matata's Backyard Makeover

Replies: 89

Views: 1731
Re: Homophobia isn't only in straight people

Wow, Kenny. Very eye opening. My 17 year old nephew is transgender. He is on medication to stop further male development (although, when he started at 16 he was pretty deep in puberty). Only some of us know he is transitioning to female. He is concerned that the news that he's female will literally ...

by puppmom

June 17th, 2016, 7:47 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Homophobia isn't only in straight people

Replies: 20

Views: 533
Re: Alligator Drags Toddler Into Lagoon at Disney Resort

I have no words. This is just truly horrifying. I cannot even fathom how such a thing would so deeply and permanently impact everyone involved.

by puppmom

June 15th, 2016, 9:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Alligator Drags Toddler Into Lagoon at Disney Resort

Replies: 132

Views: 2462