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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 06:19 AM
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39. in my complex
people move in and out all the time. i've dubbed my interior decoration "early 21st century dumpster dive." more than half of all the furniture in this place came from the dumpster, including a couch in virtually perfect condition.
here in raleigh before i found work we did go to the food bank. now i give back at the supermarket. we also checked out craigslist free list and my son's computer desk came from there for the price of the gas to go pick it up.
most people know about shopping for clothes at the salvation army. thumbs up. i work in a very professional environment and one of my favorite blouses came from there for $3.50. my sister, who can shop anywhere she wants, still buys much of her clothes there.

someone upthread mentioned that being poor might imply that one couldn't afford a computer. the computer and the internet is the best resource today for finding what you need - including a job (each of my last 4 jobs came from craigslist) - and is in my opinion the last thing to go (not counting rent, food, utilities). but when we moved to NC i gave up cable tv and i will not go back. better off without it by far.

sorry if i went off topic. sorrier still that the bush administration was allowed to steal two elections and put us all on this terrible slippery slope. not one of us is immune. peace.
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