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Old 07-21-2019, 05:43 PM   #421
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My new "Blow That Dough" lift recliner is better than perfect. I think I got my money's worth already. It is great for napping, even when I didn't intend to nap. I didn't realize how sleep deprived I must be!

Spent half the night sleeping in my recliner, until I awakened and realized what I was doing, and went to bed. Then today I have already taken two naps in it.
I am sure that your recliner is very comfortable, but I doubt it can be a substitute for a bed. Not for me anyway. I need to toss and turn.

But put that recliner on an airplane for a 14-hour flight then I am in heaven. Oh wait, they already have it. They simply charge too much for it.
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Yup, two hundred and thirty grand over the last 12 months.
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Yup, two hundred and thirty grand over the last 12 months.
My apologies then. lol
Keep posting that spending. We all enjoy it.
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I'm redoing the home office. Just spent twelve hundred on a Herman Miller chair and a 43 inch 4K monitor.

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As long as we are talking about recliners, I had been using hand-me-down chairs that were off colored, and not overly comfortable.

We made the decision to go a big furniture outlet, and I got a really comfortable, overstuffed, distressed leather rocker recliner that matches my couch/loveseat set. I like being able to rock with my feet on the floor, some were too tall, some had too short of headrest...this one ?...just right, papa bear is happy !
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As long as we are talking about recliners, I had been using hand-me-down chairs that were off colored, and not overly comfortable.

We made the decision to go a big furniture outlet, and I got a really comfortable, overstuffed, distressed leather rocker recliner that matches my couch/loveseat set. I like being able to rock with my feet on the floor, some were too tall, some had too short of headrest...this one ?...just right, papa bear is happy !
Ahh yes. We are fairly particular when it comes to butt sit and lay sleep comforts in life.

Worth it to pay for extra leg room, better couch cushions and comfy recliners and top of the line beds, linens super comfy pillows. After all you spend more time laying in bed than likely anything else kn life.
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Preliminary list price checked on the bookstore website looks like we're going to hit $1000.
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My new "Blow That Dough" lift recliner is better than perfect. I think I got my money's worth already. It is great for napping, even when I didn't intend to nap. I didn't realize how sleep deprived I must be!

Spent half the night sleeping in my recliner, until I awakened and realized what I was doing, and went to bed. Then today I have already taken two naps in it.
My grandma had gotten one and it has been used many many times since for injuries and after surgery recovery.. a good one can be passed on and actually be useful. .. great purchase. My mom sleeps in the recliner almost every day and sometimes overnight as she has sleep apnea and the recliner position helps more than the cpap. The only negative is that it is super slow which you notice when you have pressing needs.
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and then there are books. Preliminary list price checked on the bookstore website looks like we're going to hit $1000.

So the other milestone is - first withdrawal from the 529. LOL.
Look into used books. My sons were in college 2002 to 2009 and even then there were plenty of used book options either off campus or online. We used ebay and online bookstores. I bet there are even more options now. I would try to get the current edition but many times the previous edition was close enough.

After the semester was over I sold many of the textbooks and sometimes came close to even on the cost.
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Look into used books. My sons were in college 2002 to 2009 and even then there were plenty of used book options either off campus or online. We used ebay and online bookstores. I bet there are even more options now. I would try to get the current edition but many times the previous edition was close enough.

After the semester was over I sold many of the textbooks and sometimes came close to even on the cost.


Also see if you can rent the needed textbooks. My daughters used chegg, there may be more options now
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But put that recliner on an airplane for a 14-hour flight then I am in heaven. Oh wait, they already have it. They simply charge too much for it.
They charge what they charge. You have decided that the amount they charge is too much.
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Sure. Not everyone agrees with me, as I see plenty of "dough blowers" in these seats.

Darn! My frugal wife recently said perhaps we should join them.
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My Mother had one of those recliners .You have to be careful in a storm .My Mother lost power and got caught in the recliner and had to climb out of it .
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My Mother had one of those recliners .You have to be careful in a storm .My Mother lost power and got caught in the recliner and had to climb out of it .
Well, a UPS works for computers, I suppose it would work for a chair as well. Although I'd wager that's an application the designers did not foresee.
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Purchased a sofa with two reclining sections from Macy's within the past year, about $1600.

I've been looking at those zero gravity recliners but those can be more expensive.

None of these recliners will go all the way flat so just in case I didn't like the reclining position, I got a couch on which I could lay down conventionally as well as recline like a traditional recliner.

Most of the time I use the power reclining features and fall asleep easily. Too easily, often find i doze off before finishing an hour show.

I don't feel neck or back strain but ultimately, when I do a lot of sleeping, it's mostly on a flat bed and on my side. So I wonder about sleeping in a reclining position for several hours, what it may be doing to my neck and back, even if I don't feel the strain.

It's semi plush leather with padding so I can slide up and down.

What I do notice with sleeping in reclined position for several hours is that phlegm accumulates in back of my upper chest or throat.

That doesn't happen when I use a normal bed or lie on the couch length-wise, on my side or back.

My previous couch, I was definitely getting neck strain, either trying to sit up or lying on my side with my head on the arm rest.
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DW got a loaded Mazda CX-5 for about 60% of your BMW. Buy the Mazda and take a cruise in a suite with the difference. We did
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DW got a loaded Mazda CX-5 for about 60% of your BMW. Buy the Mazda and take a cruise in a suite with the difference. We did
Or don't buy a new car at all and take a 2 week glamping safari.
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