[quote:7bea74cebb="mandabears"]so glad aunt sana that you loved all the goodies, the casseroles and the books. sorry i j was late posting i was in the hospital chest pain. i guess hating where you live and hate your job caught up with me.aunt sana sent me the most gorgeous casserole dishes a floral casserole with a cover, a matching souffle dish and a matching quiche dish and a bamboo 5 piece kitchen tool kit, a huge bag of new mexico dried chili, a beautiful bag of pumpkin spice latte potpurri, a christmas cookie tree kit, a set of 4 mini prep bowls, a red kitchen towel with chilis and garlic and mortar & pestle with matching pot holders, and a cookbook AMERICAS MOST WANTED RECIPES FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. thank you so much[/quote:7bea74cebb]Are you OK, Renee? Yeah, hating where you live AND your job are great big reasons for stress attacks. I hope that's all you had, but it still scares the heck out of you! I know about job related stress, as I walked out of a very good paying job because it just wasn't worth my health!
[quote:096d6b6d3d="evelyn/athens"]So, am I closing up the SWAP?LOLReceived a great box from Toffiffeezz today - don't know where it got held up cause the girl definitely had it out on time! Who should we blame - Canada Post or Greek Mail??? :wink: I got:- lovely, squat round mug that my daughter immediately confiscated and made hot chocolate in - and we're in the midst of a heat wave!- lovely, really tall mug for moi. :-)- a great selection of teas, coffees (including decaf) and hot chocolate - there's even a Saskatoon berry flavoured tea!- coffee mate - have never used it - looking forward to it.Thank you very much, Toffiffeezz for your lovely parcel. :-)[/quote:096d6b6d3d]WOW, about time that got to you. Coffee Mate is my fav your gonna love it.
[quote:22db88c997="**Jubes**"]Thankyou Darla for being such a wonderful swap partner. I dont think that I sent you nearly enough......compared to your wonderful parcel.I've got some Aussie metric cup and spoon measures and will post them on their way to you tomorrow :)Julie[/quote:22db88c997]Yea!!!!!!!! I received the measuring cups and spoons!!! Julie you shouldn't have, but I do love them, they are soooo nice!!! I'm at work so I'll have to post a photo later. Thanks!!!!! :DI'm doing a postcard swap, so I'm going to add you to my list and send you a postcard.
Hello Everyone!This is a new swap and I have no idea about you but my bathroom needs a make over, How about yours?Swap sign ups begin March 24th and will end March 30th and partners will be posted on the 31st.Shipping deadline would be April 6th.Please do not sign up right now.Just mark your calenders! Hope to see many of you there!
[url=http://www.townofarlington.org/index.aspx?nid=31][color=red:e7dca4fe40]Arlington, Tennessee[/color:e7dca4fe40][/url] is a small rural town in eastern Shelby County. In the last several years, though, Arlington has experienced a great deal of growth as people have left the city of Memphis in search of a quieter, simpler place to live.?Population: 9,707 ?Median Age: 35.6 years ?Median Household Income: $52,870 ?Average Home Value: $160,100 [url=http://www.lakelandtn.gov/][color=red:e7dca4fe40]Lakeland, Tennessee[/color:e7dca4fe40][/url] is a middle-class suburb of Memphis, located in east Shelby County. It has continued to enjoy slow but steady growth since its incorporation in the 1970's and is generally considered to be an ideal destination for retirees and young families alike. A newly designated Tree City USA, it is home to several subdivisions of $300,000-plus homes. In addition, it has easy access to four major travel routes, Interstate 40 and Highways 64, 70 and 385. It's also located within minutes of two malls, the Wolfchase Galleria mall and the Lakeland Outlet mall. ?Population: 6,862 ?Median Age: 34.6 years ?Median Household Income: $69,584 ?Average Home Value: $176,382[url=http://www.cityofbartlett.org/][color=red:e7dca4fe40]Bartlett, Tennessee[/color:e7dca4fe40][/url] is a well-kept town in the heart of Shelby County. Its numerous families and quality public schools make it a great place to raise a family. Bartlett is located northeast of Memphis in the center of Shelby County. The city limits extend east to Lakeland, north to Pleasant Ridge Road, and northwest to Singleton Parkway.?Population: 42,500 ?Median Age: 36.6 years ?Median Household Income: $66,369 ?Average Home Value: $133,100[url=http://www.southaven.org/][color=red:e7dca4fe40]Southaven, Mississippi[/color:e7dca4fe40][/url] is located in Desoto County, just south of Memphis. It is bordered on the north by the Tennessee/Mississippi state line, on the south by Star Landing Road, on the east by the town of Olive Branch, and on the west by the town of Horn Lake. It is a booming town in northern Desoto county. It provides an escape from the bustle of city life in Memphis, without a lengty commute. It is a fast growing community with the highest median income in the state of Mississippi. Southaven's cost of living is 22.47% lower than the U.S. average. The sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 0.00%?Population: 34,760 ?Median Age: 33.1 years ?Median Household Income: $46,691 ?Average Home Value: $124,637[url=http://www.obms.us/][color=red:e7dca4fe40]Olive Branch, Mississippi[/color:e7dca4fe40][/url] is a fast growing community in Mississippi and is the ninth largest town in the state. Convenient to Germantown and all of Shelby County, it is a popular destination for those who want to move away from the city. It is bordered on the north by the Tennessee/Mississippi state line, roughly on the south by College Road, roughly on the east by the Hacks Cross Road, and on the west by Malone Road. Olive Branch's cost of living is 12.29% lower than the U.S. average?Population: 32,000 ?Median Age: 34.4 years ?Median Household Income: $60,851 ?Median Property Value: $160,000[url=http://www.olivebranchms.com/OliveBranch/RelocationInformation/TaxInformation/tabid/75/Default.aspx?PageContentMode=1]OLIVE BRANCH TAX INFORMATION[/url]If I were in your shoes, I'd contact each Chamber of Commerce and request a relocation package. They'll send them to you for freeAll states except Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon, collect sales taxes. Delaware collects a Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) which is a business and gross receipts tax that can total 2.07%. Some have a single rate throughout the state though most permit local city and county additions to the base tax rate. Those states with a single rate include Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.States with the highest sales tax are: California (8.75%), Indiana (7%), [color=blue:e7dca4fe40]Mississippi (7%)[/color:e7dca4fe40], New Jersey (7%), Rhode Island (7%), [color=blue:e7dca4fe40]Tennessee (7%)[/color:e7dca4fe40], Minnesota (6.875%), Nevada (6.85%), Washington (6.5%), Texas and Illinois (6.25%). A total of 41 states impose income taxes. New Hampshire and [color=blue:e7dca4fe40]Tennessee apply it only to income from interest and dividends[/color:e7dca4fe40]. Seven states (Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming) do not tax personal income. Of the 41 with a broad-based income tax, 35 base the taxes on federal returns, typically taking a portion of what you pay the IRS or using your federal adjusted gross income or taxable income as the starting point. Some states provide special tax benefits to military retirees. Others simply follow the federal tax rules. The states that do not tax retired military pay are: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, [color=blue:e7dca4fe40]Mississippi*[/color:e7dca4fe40], Missouri*, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina*, Ohio, Oregon*, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, [color=blue:e7dca4fe40]Tennessee[/color:e7dca4fe40], Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.(*With conditions)
[quote:8547ff6d45="Pot Scrubber"][quote:8547ff6d45="ghostlyvision"]When MSN Groups were set to close I was part of a team researching all the online message board systems to find which were similar, easy to set up and learn the ropes, functionalities, etc. Aside from Yuku and Aimoo, Informe was the best system in my opinion (I still have the test group), it's free, no page ads or annoying banners, you get message boards, Wiki pages, a blog and a gallery. There is a bit of a learning curve but Informe has the most for no cost and ad-free sites. In case anyone is interested:http://informe.com/[/quote:8547ff6d45]Very informative. Thanks.I have an idea for a new blog. I think it will be very interesting and fun should I decide to proceed.BTW... I will be offline for the next week (I'm moving and it is a complicated and boring story that I won't bother you with) so if I don't respond after tonight to any CC threads I'm not being rude.[/quote:8547ff6d45]Good Luck with your move.