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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
7 months left

Do you clean your home or have a hired cleaner do it?

I clean it myself

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A hired cleaner does it

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I clean it myself

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

WE are both retired on a fixed income; and can't afford to pay others to clean our home. At least we are alive & well.

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Aino Welch
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Aino Welch

I don't care to have strangers in my house... Secondly, I would have to clean before they came etc.

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Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

I don't want to spend the money to have it done.

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

If I could afford it, I would love to hire somebody!

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Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

We are moving and are having a friend do a thorough clean up of the house and appliances before moving day. As messy (but not dirty) as we are, we should have maids, however we don't want our stuff rearranged. Maybe we will have our friend clean the stove annually, or something, still.

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Robert Davidson
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Robert Davidson

I don't want anyone else touching (and rearranging) my stuff.

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

A hired cleaner would do a better job

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A hired cleaner does it

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seaweed349
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seaweed349

Every two weeks, Carla comes. She needs the money. I not only hate cleaning, but I can't do it anymore. $250 well spent.

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Carl Baker
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Carl Baker

Best quality of life splurge: hire a cleaning service for every other week. I still have to pickup and clean some things, but the leg up from having a bi-weekly service buys your life back. And, this is coming from a guy who really likes to clean!!

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

On rare occasions i have hired a crew to do a thorough job, and may again. But we're not usually overly fastidious and between us and the cats we take care of things OK.

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Have you tried any of the “meatless” burgers or other products?

Yes

2

No

4

Yes

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JT Titus
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JT Titus

I like veggie burgers (Morning Star brand)

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Lisa Gray
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Lisa Gray

I thought it tasted just like meat. I have gastrointestinal issues, so this is a great alternative.

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No

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

YUCK! "Where's the Beef?" as an old commercial said.

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Bonnie Batten
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Bonnie Batten

I have no desire to try fake meat or milk.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Our vegetarian daughter ate some of these once upon a time -- but us, never.

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Do you take public transportation?
Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
11 months left

Do you take public transportation?

Yes

2

No

11

Yes

2 Comments
Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

When I lived in the city, I'd take the bus if I didn't have a car or it was unavailable. I'd do the same in this small town if there were any, but the local gov't doesn't want to put money into it. We need it badly. If you don't have a car or a ride, you are screwed! Espacially, when very hot/cold!

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Robert Davidson
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Robert Davidson

I live in NYC, which has an extensive public transportation system. I do not need a car and using public transportation is better for the environment.

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No

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Phyllis
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Phyllis

I live in the county and no buses available. I drive a car now, but in 3 months will turn 80 and want to stop driving. I will sell my car and pay people to take me to appts and vets etc. I have groceries and pet supplies delivered.

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seaweed349
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seaweed349

There are no buses in the country. If I lived in a big city, maybe I would.

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Shane Hill
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Shane Hill

Because i don't have to.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

I live in a rural area without public transportation available.

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Theresa Scherf
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Theresa Scherf

It's not an option. I live out in the country ca. 5 miles from town.

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Lori Johnson
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Lori Johnson

Public transportation is not an option where I live.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Living in the country it's not an option. Sometimes ride the L in Chicago during family visits and we were on and off the subway in NYC last fall -- the only way to get around!

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linda tansey
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linda tansey

small town no public transportation i live in a senior complex at least i can get a bus they have from a bus service but that is only 2 times a month and i do not have a car

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

not available in this area

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