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Forum: The Lounge
Aug 11th 2008, 12:14 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 8,076
Posted By Neathborn

Re: HANG YOUR WASHING OUT

My neighbour hangs out her laundry. Last year I did too, but my kids broke the line and I haven't yet replaced it. We live in an urban area, but don't have an HOA and I think that makes a...
Aug 10th 2008, 6:11 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,370
Posted By Neathborn

Aug 10th 2008, 5:42 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,370
Posted By Neathborn

Re: A little rant fulled by Tequilla

Sorry you had a run-in with rude parents. I don't think you're unreasonable to expect some parents to stay -- and if they don't stay, to pick their child up promptly. My 8 year old had an...
Aug 10th 2008, 5:27 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,646
Posted By Neathborn

Re: How long have you lived in your new country?

Been here 18 years now; spent 11 years in Texas (San Antonio/San Marcos), just over 2 years south of the Twin Cities, Minnesota and now over 4 years in southeast Virginia.
Forum: USA
Aug 8th 2008, 1:11 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Pre-school and fees

Ditto here in VA in certain circles re: competitiveness. Also, it's true to say that just because a school costs more, doesn't always mean it is better (let's say I've learnt from experience :).
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Forum: USA
Aug 8th 2008, 12:58 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,956
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Pre-school and fees

Virginia does have state preschool, but I believe that it is income-based. I know that our local public school has a pre-K 4 program and there is some sort of state daycare just around the corner...
Aug 1st 2008, 12:23 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 2,613
Posted By Neathborn

Re: High Fructose Corn Nightmare...

Sadly, my sister-in-law's son, who's only 11 or 12, has to go in for a kidney stone op in the next week or so. He's seriously overweight, fueled by overeating (especially raiding the fridge at...
Jul 27th 2008, 1:33 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Whatcha all doing this weekend?

Looking forward to OH and eldest daughter's return from Texas. OH has only been gone for 4 days, but my 8-year old has been at her grandparents' for a month. :unsure:
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 26th 2008, 11:58 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 2,149
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Miley Cyrus

I wish I didn't know who this is :(. I have two girls (8 and 5) -- and even though we only have basic cable, both have somehow managed to become Hannah Montana mad. That and High School Musical...
Jul 26th 2008, 11:51 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 2,802
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Parents of School kids

Speaking as a worker in an before- and after-school program, the budget in this program does not pay for much extras. I probably spend about half of what I earn (which isn't much!!) on arts and...
Jul 26th 2008, 8:43 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,080
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Bugs and beasties?

I wasn't keen on the bugs in South Texas -- everything really is bigger there, from roaches to stick insects!! When we first lived in San Antonio, we rented a house that was right on the outskirts...
Jul 26th 2008, 1:19 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 2,802
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Parents of School kids

My kids go to local parish school, so I expect to buy supplies. Didn't realise that the public schools make you buy stuff too :o
Jul 26th 2008, 1:10 am
Replies: 65
Views: 2,802
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Parents of School kids

eek -- That's quite a list there. Second graders at my kids' school have the following supply list:

1 supply box
1 box #2 pencils
4 glue sticks
1 box of tissues
3 pocket folders
1 black...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 18th 2008, 6:53 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Would you buy this car???

OH was offered a similar deal with his company car (also a Ford Taurus) several years ago. Although it was a good deal, he declined as we didn't need another car and neither of us was impressed by...
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2008, 12:48 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,391
Posted By Neathborn

Re: My first US road rage incident...

No-one else has mentioned it, so I will. If you're in the wrong lane, what's so bad about taking that right turn and then turning back around. It would definitely be the safer option :)
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2008, 4:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Neathborn

Re: food safety course questions

I would call your local Health Department and TABC to check if the online courses qualify. I have a food handler card for Virginia and had to take a short class at the school where I work. All it...
Jul 7th 2008, 1:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Hampton Roads ?

Well, that really makes sense :lol: I didn't realise that it would be a direct line. Still, I suppose it's progress that light rail is even in the picture.

Portsmouth is nice in the area the...
Jul 6th 2008, 1:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Hampton Roads ?

The light rail to Virginia Beach is going to take a while before it's up and running.
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 22nd 2008, 7:13 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 2,073
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Can anyone help??

Check the FAQ on the "This American Life" website under "What's that great music you were playing under one of the stories on the show?". Doesn't look like they can answer specific questions, but...
Jun 14th 2008, 2:06 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 3,889
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Brats - and i dont mean those awful toys

Maybe it's the company you keep :lol: Or perhaps I've been lucky as I've never had kids here help themselves to stuff in my fridge and for the most part, I get thank yous -- if the kids themselves...
Forum: USA
Jun 14th 2008, 1:56 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,549
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Asking for part-time

Hi, Shalaxh, I really sympathise. I'm here to tell you it can be done. I had a full-time job as an executive assistant with a commute of an hour each way. I had planned to come back full-time 9...
Forum: USA
May 29th 2008, 9:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Homes and Schools in Minnesota!

It's been a few years since I lived in Minnesota (left in 2003), but we lived in Hastings, which is right next to Cottage Grove. I enjoyed living in Hastings, but I commuted to downtown Minneapolis...
Apr 20th 2008, 12:23 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Everybody is ill!!

Respiratory infections have been here in SE Virginia too, though the worst seems to be over. Early this year, DH, youngest daughter and I all had bronchitis; others had the same or pneumonia. Hope...
Forum: USA
Apr 8th 2008, 12:07 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,916
Posted By Neathborn

Re: Car wreck, what happens next?

Per my OH (a claims manager for an insurance co), even if you only have liability insurance, you can still contact Geico for telephone numbers and contact information. The other information you'll...
Apr 7th 2008, 11:51 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 2,790
Posted By Neathborn

Re: neighbours?

Hi, Shazza777, my inlaws have lived in Killeen since 1980. One of the problems seems to be that because the majority of people are connected to the military, neighbours are always changing and it's...
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