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Remembering not to forget things.

No, you probably did not leave the iron on. You know how I know that?  NOBODY really irons anymore and if you do it’s a big honking deal,.   But there are plenty of other things you can forget when you walk out the door.  One of the detractions of solo living is that there is no […]

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Contemplating disaster

Turn out the lights in your house, unplug the pc, the tv, etc…and pretend to unplug the fridge. Now sit down and figure out what you are going to do if it lasts, one day, two? more?  What if you compound that with loss of phone service or loss of heat? What about flooding? in […]

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Use your head to save your back.

“Don’t buy anything you can’t lift.” That little mantra has served me very well.   It doesn’t mean you can’t own a monster piece of furniture, but it should break down into pieces which you CAN move by your onesies. When choosing a new piece, even one being offered for free, ask yourself, how am I […]

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The stockpile and the single girl (or guy)

What’s in YOUR cupboards?   No really, don’t tell me, I don’t want to know.  The amount of food on hand varies from household to household. Everyone was brought up with different levels of food comfort.  And people who get paid regular and have ready access to groceries can get by with a lot less food […]

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Single Serving Sickness

In my experience, one doesn’t USUALLY get sick all of a sudden. It usually creeps up on you, until the day you wake up without your cheery blue bird halo, then depending on what ails you, you may take a dose of something. Or if you are like me, you wait until it takes a […]

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