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Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

I agree with Alj and MZ. I'd be livid if someone touched something on my property without my consent. I don't care how frustrated your neighbor was, he had no right to take matters into his own hands. It's not his property.

by Zoe

April 15th, 2014, 2:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 48

Views: 815
Re: Do you have a housekeeper?

We had a woman clean our former condo for a few months last year. My husband convinced me and I finally gave in. As much as I hated to admit it, it really helped us out a lot. I had thought that since there are only two of us here, we should be able to pick up after ourselves and clean our house our...

by Zoe

April 12th, 2014, 6:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you have a housekeeper?

Replies: 40

Views: 781
Re: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

Chrono|1397147249|3651202 wrote:
movie zombie|1397146714|3651197 wrote:you already know you're going to take care of this for her so I'm not sure what the real question is........


I think DF just wants to get the ladies all huffing and puffing over nothing. :devil: :bigsmile:


Yeah, I think I fell for it.

by Zoe

April 10th, 2014, 2:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

Replies: 89

Views: 1504
Re: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

I'm glad to hear your daughter's okay, DF.

I wouldn't worry about always being 100% equal with your kids. (Worded poorly but you know what I mean.) So daughter #1 is jealous...okay, let her be. You don't need to do anything about it. I don't see this as a problem.

by Zoe

April 10th, 2014, 3:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Yesterday daughter #2 totaled her car...

Replies: 89

Views: 1504
Re: Baby owl!

Beautiful owl, amc! Big baby!

Congratulations on your new job, Sonnyjane!

by Zoe

April 10th, 2014, 3:11 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Baby owl!

Replies: 46

Views: 530
Re: I forgot, have I told you...

Congratulations AprilBaby! How exciting! :appl:

by Zoe

April 9th, 2014, 3:11 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I forgot, have I told you...

Replies: 21

Views: 371
Re: Big purse, small purse, or no purse? What do you carry?

I alternate between two small messenger bags and two small cross-body purses (if I carry a bag at all -- I actually prefer just to stick stuff in my pockets). The cross body purses are just large enough to carry the essentials -- wallet, phone, check book if needed, sunglasses, and keys. The messeng...

by Zoe

April 8th, 2014, 2:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Big purse, small purse, or no purse? What do you carry?

Replies: 42

Views: 693
Re: Tiny home movement

Came across this article today http://finance.yahoo.com/news/this-couple-built-their-own-tiny-home-for-less-than--10-000-162920658.html Not my idea of fun. :rodent: Agreed. When DH and I have (very casually) discussed buying an RV to live in, we pretty quickly decide the cost savings would be eaten...

by Zoe

April 5th, 2014, 11:06 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 595
Re: Tiny home movement

DS, moving the essentials to the first floor was what my parents did a few years ago. They recently finished renovating their kitchen, and one of the things they did was add a new washer/dryer unit to one wall. They're in a cabinet so you'd never know they're there, but my parents wanted them on the...

by Zoe

April 2nd, 2014, 2:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 595
Re: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

Hands down, a car. My car has over 120K miles on it and even though it's still going strong, I'm ready for a new one. At 35K, it would be an upgrade from what I have now. Bonus!

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

Replies: 73

Views: 906
Re: TTot - Future GG

Happy birthday to A, TGal! She looks so grown up. Love the pic! :bigsmile:

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:28 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: TTot - Future GG

Replies: 36

Views: 554
Re: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

My aunt and uncle (mom's brother and sister in law) asked us to call them by their first names when we hit adolescence so we do. Before that we called them Aunt_ _ _ and Uncle_ _ _. We have a very small family so that's it for Aunt and Uncles. My nieces and nephew on each side of the family (my sis...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:12 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

Replies: 32

Views: 346
Re: Do you love your in-laws?

My mother in law says "I love you guys" or "love you" and I still feel uncomfortable with it 10+ years later. I rarely say it to anyone except my husband, including my own parents and family, so I can't get myself to say it back to my MIL. I like my in-laws. They're kind and gene...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 2:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you love your in-laws?

Replies: 49

Views: 883
Re: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

I call my aunts and uncles Aunt ____ and Uncle _____. I'm not an aunt yet (well, by marriage I suppose I am), but I would hate to be called Aunt Zoe. Zoe's just fine with me. My husband has several nieces and nephews who are anywhere from 5-20ish? years younger than him, and he even has a few great-...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 2:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you refer to your non-blood relatives?

Replies: 32

Views: 346
Re: Tiny home movement

I think being happy in a house, no matter what size, is all about having good storage and having a functional space. I like seeing the creativity people come up with to address those things in tiny spaces. The townhouse we live in now is the largest place we've lived (just over 1700 square feet), bu...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 4:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 595
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Manderz, best wishes on everything you've got going on right now. I have an interview this afternoon for a new position starting next fall. We also accepted an offer on our condo. The offer was pretty close to our asking price and the seller would like a quick close if all works out, so we couldn't ...

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:39 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10694

Views: 138548
Re: Tiny home movement

I love reading about and watching shows that feature tiny houses and the reasons people have for living that way. I couldn't do it though. I'm not a fan of having a lot of stuff but I have a lot of professional books and resources that I can't get rid of, so I deal.

by Zoe

April 1st, 2014, 3:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tiny home movement

Replies: 40

Views: 595
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Missy, I'm glad you're getting some answers and are beginning to feel a bit better. ---------------------------------------------------------- I'm beginning a new job search after losing my position for next year. :(sad The good news, although unrelated, is that we've had two people look at our cond...

by Zoe

March 28th, 2014, 3:03 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10694

Views: 138548
Re: To the 1008 guests online....

I lurk more than I post, and it's usually because I don't have more to contribute to a thread. A lot of times others have stated what I was going to, and I don't feel like saying "ditto" all the time. I lurked for a couple of months before officially joining in 2006. I think I first logged...

by Zoe

March 26th, 2014, 2:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: To the 1008 guests online....

Replies: 27

Views: 664
Re: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Maybe find the local Chamber of Commerce and ask for a relocation package? They should have a list of Realtors' in the area, and/or their business cards and general information on display. Even though you're not looking to move right away, I don't think it could hurt to check it out. Also, I'd recom...

by Zoe

March 26th, 2014, 2:50 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Deco's Ill-planned Urgent NC Thread!!!!!!!!

Replies: 12

Views: 471
Re: Does anyone have a black (or really dark) ceiling?

Dee*Jay, I can't offer suggestions or advice but I just wanted to say that I love the space of your new place, and I love the tile also. I hope you'll post more pics of the progress -- I love seeing them and hearing your plans.

by Zoe

March 25th, 2014, 2:35 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Does anyone have a black (or really dark) ceiling?

Replies: 20

Views: 335
Re: autism

Thanks Asscherhalo, and Ksinger.

Ksinger, I know you weren't making light of my question. Thanks for the info!

by Zoe

March 24th, 2014, 3:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: autism

Replies: 13

Views: 467
Re: Tricky interview questions - help please?

I'd try to turn a weakness into a positive. For example, state one thing you really want to learn and then mention the steps that you will take to learn it. That way, you're not stating what you're bad at doing, but it shows that there are things you are excited to learn. I've sat in on interviews w...

by Zoe

March 24th, 2014, 2:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tricky interview questions - help please?

Replies: 14

Views: 361
Re: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

I loved living in NC. I found the major cities fairly liberal. Rural NC, not so much. Cost of living is so low. Summers are quite hot though. :wavey: We miss you, S! Hope your family is doing well! It's suppose to snow tonight so I have fond memories of NC :wink2: Hope you are doing well J! L, I re...

by Zoe

March 23rd, 2014, 7:10 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

Replies: 85

Views: 1531
Re: autism

Ksinger, no, I didn't know that the new DSM was controversial, actually. I didn't mean it as a loaded question -- it was a genuine one.

by Zoe

March 22nd, 2014, 12:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: autism

Replies: 13

Views: 467
Re: autism

Asscher, do you know why they (DSM, I'm assuming) got rid of the Asperger's diagnosis?

by Zoe

March 21st, 2014, 3:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: autism

Replies: 13

Views: 467
Re: What Does Your SO TEASE You About?

My sense of direction (lack of that is). The way I make up words/phrases aka Missyisms. All I can think of right now though I am sure there is more. :cheeky: My husband's the same way! Oh, I thought of another one. I'm notoriously early for everything. You know how certain people are always late fo...

by Zoe

March 19th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What Does Your SO TEASE You About?

Replies: 34

Views: 503
Re: What Does Your SO TEASE You About?

I'm a klutz. I'm not what you'd call a graceful person. Also, I often tell what friends and family call "Zoe stories." I tend to ramble on and on once I get into telling a story. I'll give you every detail, even if you didn't ask for it. Often, if it's in my head, you'll hear about it even...

by Zoe

March 19th, 2014, 1:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What Does Your SO TEASE You About?

Replies: 34

Views: 503
Re: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

I'd recommend NC, although I can't speak to the WF area specifically. The weather's awesome, the people are very, very friendly, and it's just such a different vibe from what you might be used to. That's what surprised us, anyway. Southern hospitality is alive and well and I loved it when we lived i...

by Zoe

March 18th, 2014, 3:12 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

Replies: 85

Views: 1531
Re: Parenting Q's - vacationing without your kids

I spent every summer starting from grade 4 with my grandparents, and those were some of the happiest memories of my childhood. :) So I definitely do not have any issues with being away from any hypothetical children for prolonged periods of time. I'm glad you have so many great memories with your g...

by Zoe

March 18th, 2014, 2:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Parenting Q's - vacationing without your kids

Replies: 50

Views: 649