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    It Doesn’t Happen in a Day

    I sat down on our new couch today and looked around our freshly painted living room. It looks magnificent. But…. the walls are still bare. I gazed longingly at the windows, dreaming of curtains to hang from them because there are none. There is nothing on the floor, no rug, no accent furniture, no pictures. Just a couch and a love seat, and a new privacy film on the front door. Three things out of the million that I’d like to see done in here. I want to retire the plastic party foldout and serve dinner around a grand farmhouse table. I want to strip the floors and stain them dark brown and build…

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    Single Serve Rice Krispie Treats!

    Among my husband’s many fine and virtuous qualities is his unbeatable frugality. That is why he handles the money in this house. I have always been good with money, but his financial practices make me look like a spendthrift. He can make a dollar do things you’ve never seen before. If we eat out, even if I try to eat off the dollar menus, I still rack costs up to the average combo prices, regardless of my efforts. Somehow he finds a way to get a full hearty meal for $3 or less. If we have Pizza for dinner, we get it for free AND we are paid to eat…