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Old 08-08-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We have nearly an acre and I dream of creating a park like garden below us with a labyrinth, to use as a drumming circle and for meditation.
I would imagine in most communities you'd be ousted very quickly for this, lol. Perhaps you'd better think about a mini-farm, where you can make as much noise as you want. Then again, perhaps you can get the residents to join you.

 
Old 08-08-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I'm starting to regret selling my truck.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I would imagine in most communities you'd be ousted very quickly for this, lol. Perhaps you'd better think about a mini-farm, where you can make as much noise as you want. Then again, perhaps you can get the residents to join you.
Yes, the idea was to make it the site for community activities.

In the winter, I don't have many neighbors close to me, but I have one who is on the board and would surely be upset by any noise at all. My only hope would be to teach yoga, tai chi and have a community drumming circle and enough neighbors who were interested to keep from getting into a big problem, lol.

I am a dreamer. But ya gotta have the dream b/f you can make it a reality.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'm starting to regret selling my truck.
oh yea! sold mine a few yrs ago and wish I hadn't.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 02:56 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I'm starting to regret selling my truck.

I sold everything but my truck.

I like the idea of being able to haul things even though I can no longer lift most of the things I would like to be able to haul.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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egads, the state tax-free weekend on purchases sure is seductive. Here, it's this weekend. I've been putting off replacing my washer and dryer and just bit the bullet on a Maytag steam duo. I also hit a $200 promotion reduction on top of the tax-free. Feeling like I've won at the casino, I didn't stop there and went on to purchase a new mattress and get it delivered instead of DIY. I haven't spent this much in one weekend in eons. I have a feeling I'm going to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. But I did save money. My Maryland sister is coming up to get a car here.

Does your state have a tax-free weekend? (usually it's around now).
 
Old 08-09-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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egads, the state tax-free weekend on purchases sure is seductive. Here, it's this weekend. I've been putting off replacing my washer and dryer and just bit the bullet on a Maytag steam duo. I also hit a $200 promotion reduction on top of the tax-free. Feeling like I've won at the casino, I didn't stop there and went on to purchase a new mattress and get it delivered instead of DIY. I haven't spent this much in one weekend in eons. I have a feeling I'm going to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. But I did save money. My Maryland sister is coming up to get a car here.

Does your state have a tax-free weekend? (usually it's around now).
I don't remember - I'm not much of a shopper but what a good deal!!!! Enjoy your new stuff - this is when you wash everything in the house (DP better run & hide)
 
Old 08-09-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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We just had ours in NC< but there is a cap on the amount you can buy and still get it tax free -- and only on certain items. I didn't have anything that I needed. I probably should have seen if a new phone (landline) as on the list. I forgot.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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egads, the state tax-free weekend on purchases sure is seductive. Here, it's this weekend. I've been putting off replacing my washer and dryer and just bit the bullet on a Maytag steam duo. I also hit a $200 promotion reduction on top of the tax-free. Feeling like I've won at the casino, I didn't stop there and went on to purchase a new mattress and get it delivered instead of DIY. I haven't spent this much in one weekend in eons. I have a feeling I'm going to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. But I did save money. My Maryland sister is coming up to get a car here.

Does your state have a tax-free weekend? (usually it's around now).
It sounds worse than Black Friday! Re: Maryland. During the second week of August, we have one week of tax free shopping for clothes and shoes provided the item costs $100.00 or less. In February we have a tax free weekend for energy star products.

BTW, we don't have a "sales" tax on cars. We have an excise tax. What does this mean? It means the Maryland resident still has to pay a 6% tax when she registers the vehicle, regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Otherwise, almost every Maryland resident would be buying her car in tax-free Delaware. (Although I would have waited to purchase mine while staying in New Hampshire.) Hopefully, your sis does not intend to register the car in Md.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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It sounds worse than Black Friday! Re: Maryland. During the second week of August, we have one week of tax free shopping for clothes and shoes provided the item costs $100.00 or less. In February we have a tax free weekend for energy star products.

BTW, we don't have a "sales" tax on cars. We have an excise tax. What does this mean? It means the Maryland resident still has to pay a 6% tax when she registers the vehicle, regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Otherwise, almost every Maryland resident would be buying her car in tax-free Delaware. (Although I would have waited to purchase mine while staying in New Hampshire.) Hopefully, your sis does not intend to register the car in Md.
You normally pay purchase tax on clothes and shoes and appliances but not on cars???? Now I wonder why sis is coming up here...
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