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  • Equifax Hack

    My husband and I froze our credit in ‘08. It’s incredibly easy to do, and somewhat easy to lift. You get a unique pin and can do it online. You can lift your freeze for a period of time or for a specific company. It costs $10/lift (I believe) It’s it that much of a pain - if you know you’re going to go car shopping, and are going to have a credit check, you can call ahead and ask which credit agencies they use and lift accordingly. The only thing that is not easy is when you’re shopping, say, at sears and they ask you at the register if you want to open a credit card... the lift usually takes 24 hours to kick in. But store credit cards aren’t a good idea anyway, so for us the security of the freeze outweighs that.
  • Positivity! aka the good vibes thread

    We paid $900 USD (approx) for 3 nights. It was mid-July, so peak travel season. We paid a bit extra for a room with a direct view of the falls, and we had a suite since there are 5 of us - SO worth it!

    With three kids in tow, we were not restaurant aficionados (sp??) but there are tons to choose from, some fancier and pricier than others. We stuck to more family type places - Boston pizza, ihop for breakfast, margaritaville, etc... our hotel had a steakhouse/bistro place that was always super crowded and smelled delicious.

    The boat tour - you know where you see on TV everyone is wearing yellow or red ponchos? Worth every penny <3

    My son minded the girls one night after the fireworks so we could go across the street to the casino for a few drinks (it was our 18th anniversary) and there was a big shopping mall attached to the casino. We were leaving the next morning so didn’t get a chance to poke around (it was midnight when we got there, everything was closed) but the directory was full of restaurants and stores.

    There’s so much to see, we easily could have spent another two nights/days!!
  • Hurricane Irma Watch

    My dad is in Daytona beach and he is sticking it out. He's about 30 miles from the beach. I think he's fucking crazy but he says he's safe. He couldn't find bottled water anywhere but since he's a Diet Cokeaholic he has some empty two liters, he's washed them and filled them with tap water. He waited almost 4 hours for gas. He is the manager at a storage facility and lives in the apartment above the office. He has his windows taped, drapes and blinds drawn and has a safe spot if there ends up being any tornados.

    He said don't worry, my car is parked in an empty 10x15... I'm not worried about your car, dad. Ugh so stubborn. He WILL evacuate if a mandatory evac is issued for his city/county. But otherwise sticking it out. Stubborn, stubborn old man.
  • Pets

    I love pet pictures and stories :)

    We used to have a 55 gallon fish tank, but we rehomed our fish and put the tank away for a while.

    This pic shows 5 of our pets - 3 guinea pigs and 2 bunnies :) Snowflake is at the top right and her sister Zoe is the dark one on the top left at my daughter's elbow; Ariel is the orange one on her lap. Goldie bunny is the darker one and Lucky is the light colored one between my daughters. We lost Ariel a couple of weeks ago; she was approximately 6 years old (we got her two years ago from a neighbor)

    These guinea pigs are very messy and pee anywhere they please so they are only allowed out of their cage on the kitchen hardwood, fenced in. out last pair of piggies lived to be 7, we had them for 3 years, they were potty trained (kind of) and never peed outside of their cage so they had a bit more freedom.

    The bunnies pee in their cage, but poop anywhere - their poop is dry pellets and doesn't make a mess, we let them out every day, usually they are out when I get home from work til 9-10 at night. They do NOT have free reign of the house (some people treat their bunnies like cats!) because they chew on everything. We set the gate up around their cage sort of like a run so they can come and go from their cage... they sometimes get to run free, but they are fast and super chewy so it's not often (maybe 1x week) because they need to be followed closely.

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    Here's my Jett. He's a coton de tulear, 9 years old. He's an awesome dog! Mellow, smart, loyal and cuddly!

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  • Free Range Parenting

    @Cory thanks for the explanation... sounds like a dire situation all around. I wasn't trying to infer that you didn't care or anything like that, just wondering more about the situation. Sounds like a complete shit show. I hope you can figure out your place, if any, in her life. :)
    ken hale