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DIY Carousel: Design Schematics

Where might one find a relatively modern build plan for a traditional carousel (a merry-go-round with galloping up-and-down action)?
posted by glibhamdreck on Mar 30, 2014 - 7 answers

 

How to tackle multiple large personal projects?

I need some advice on getting things done. I have several large personal projects I've been trying to work on for a long time, but I am having trouble making even the smallest dent in each. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Dec 4, 2013 - 17 answers

Friend bailed on plans, what should i tell her?

How do you deal with a friend that bails on plans? [more inside]
posted by earthquakeglue on Jun 16, 2013 - 31 answers

In Need of an Affordable Dental Plan

I am looking for a dental plan I can enroll in. My employer does not provide dental insurance. I live in Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on May 21, 2013 - 15 answers

Help solve a friendship dispute.

2 friends attempt to get together once or twice a week and when they do its a really great, fun time. Both are quirky and odd and feel personal connections and common interests are a rare thing. But.... A is always late, often gets distracted with other plans when executing the original plan, abruptly changes plans or altogether forgets them. B likes to stick to plans and follow through reliably. B is often frustrated at A for what appears/presents as inconsideration, flakiness or straight up lying. A is often frustrated at B's inability to be flexible or understanding or appreciating of the 'thought' behind the plans whether or not they actually materialize. Friend A has untreated adhd (and doesn't want to discuss it) and and Friend B thinks this may be a contributing factor. Friend A and Friend B both secretly think the other is in the wrong while they try to compromise in order to continue the friendship of 4 years, but the many disagreements are wearing on them. Should A and B just not hang out anymore?
posted by tenaciousmoon on May 7, 2013 - 31 answers

Need help living in the here and now.

I have a lot of exciting stuff coming up in the next few years of my life, but before I get there I have to somehow slog through the doldrums of my current life. Help me live in the present. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Your dream retirement, given these circumstances?

If you were single, 53 and healthy and with an adult child roaming the Earth, where would you retire and why? Only limiting factors are 200K US in a retirement account and a pension of 40K US (with a COLA increase of $1600 each year).
posted by 1066 on Mar 9, 2013 - 28 answers

It's the small blue journal in my second desk drawer down

If you keep a diary or other secret papers, do you have a plan for what happens to it if something happens to you? [more inside]
posted by dawkins_7 on Jan 5, 2013 - 25 answers

Help me stay sane while I try to plan lessons!

Teacher Filter: Increasing the efficiency of creating lesson plans [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Jan 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Making plans with friends

How do grownups make plans? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Nov 19, 2012 - 21 answers

DIY sling stand/frame plans and component supplies

I'm looking to put together a portable sling stand without paying upwards of $300 for one. Any suggestions on plans or materials? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Nov 18, 2012 - 1 answer

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... and I took the one where I went crazy for a month to raise my score 40 points... and that uh... has made all the difference?

GRE-Filter: I was happy with my GRE scores. Then, I received word that I have the opportunity to get into a super-duper-top-tier doctoral program previously inaccessible. However, my Quantitative Score--while still in the range of accepted scores over the years for this program--is now less-than-stellar relatively speaking. Is it crazy to think I could study intensely for about a month and improve my score 30-50 points? Am I overthinking this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Family cell phone plans

Please choose a family cell plan for us. [more inside]
posted by Kazimirovna on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

DIY architecture

What are good resources for seeing sample house plans and construction drawings? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

How do we find a cell phone plan that will meet our needs when we move to Canada?

Help us find a cell phone solution given that we are moving in 6 months (and we can't wait that long to replace our current Verizon phones) [more inside]
posted by seachange on Apr 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Gimme more workouts! But let's make sure they all play together nicely..

Workout plans to compliment Insanity workout? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Apr 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Tutorial for drawing building plans for home construction with Google SketchUp

Is there a step-by-step tutorial on how to create working construction drawings with Google SketchUp? This must be on the Internet somewhere but after a weekend of searching and watching tutorials, I still haven't found it. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Apr 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Need a vacation from vacation planning.

Does my Costa Rica trip itinerary make sense? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Feb 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Travel planning help.

Travel planning dilemma. Plans, friends, itinerary.. help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Long term planning

Ideally, this time next year, my husband and I will have a newborn in our lives! How to deal with people who want me to make plans and committments in the medium term future that will be affected by this goal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 27 answers

New Android phone in Toronto - Bell? Rogers? Someone else?

New Android phone in Toronto - Bell? Rogers? Someone else? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Sep 22, 2011 - 23 answers

Put the ball in her court, nothing happened. Keep trying?

Went on two great dates with a girl I really liked. Texted for a third date and didn't get a response. Move on? Or reach out one last time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 31 answers

What sort of business/management training is relevant to lawyers?

What sort of business/management training is relevant to lawyers? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on May 12, 2011 - 4 answers

How to Build a Cavas Winter Tent?

I would like to build a canvas winter camping tent. I'm looking for materials and plans. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kuatto on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

What summer activities would be good for a college student at short notice?

What's a college student to do over the summer after disrupted plans? [more inside]
posted by LSK on May 4, 2011 - 7 answers

I love it when a plan comes together

Tell me your favorite movies about the successful execution of a plan. [more inside]
posted by twinight on Apr 15, 2011 - 79 answers

Help me build a special dog ramp

Help me design a ramp to fit over a staircase for a dog to go up and down. My parents’ dog has arthritis. My parents house has a hardwood floor staircase that she can’t go down comfortably. She slips and frequently falls down the stairs and it’s obviously painful and stressful for her to go down. I’d like to build her a ramp with some ridges (i.e. pieces of wood set up as crossbars so her feet don’t slip). Two catches inside. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Apr 3, 2011 - 25 answers

Need a good phone + plan combo

Currently I'm on a RAZR V3x with a T-Mobile prepaid plan. I'm thinking of switching to a better phone, however the plan options look intimidating. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Mar 1, 2011 - 11 answers

What do I do with my life?

Please help me figure out what to do with my life [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Feb 28, 2011 - 23 answers

Cell to cell

Cheapest way to text / call to California cell phone from Canada? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Feb 6, 2011 - 8 answers

CMobile broadband plans that cover USA & Canada?

Mobile broadband plans that cover USA & Canada? [more inside]
posted by herox on Jan 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Leveraging Leftovers

Looking for weekly meal plans that make the most of leftovers. [more inside]
posted by xammerboy on Jan 24, 2011 - 13 answers

What is the easiest way to draw a floor plan and to get basic working drawings for a home rehab?

Architects, builders, and engineers -- what is the best software for drawing up a basic set of floor plans? What's the most cost-effective way to get a set of working drawings for a basic house rehab? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Dec 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Northeast Xmas and New Year's Plans

Northeast Christmas and New Year's plans, anyone? My husband and I are located in New York, and are interested in something non-family to do on the Christmas and New Year's weekends. We'd be willing to drive as far as Boston or Washington to do something worthwhile without breaking the bank. Any ideas? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Lucy2Times on Dec 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Donde está the lesson plans?

I'd like to teach my kids Spanish, so where can I find a set of lesson plans? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Mac Alternatives to Phrase Express?

Phrase Express alternatives for Mac. Bonus point for FLOSS. [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Aug 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Trains from Berlin to avoid Ryanair?

I loathe Ryanair. I need to get back to London from Berlin next Friday, and I don't want to fly Ryanair, but all the flights on other airlines are hideously expensive. Before I succumb, I was thinking about catching a fast train from Berlin to somewhere in Germany not too far away with an airport, then catching a flight to London from there. Any suggestions on airports within two hours of Berlin on the fast train that have regular flights to London?
posted by curious zoe on Jun 29, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I untrain myself to alter my plans for men under all circumstances?

Snowflake relationship question: How do I keep this quasi-relationship from stressing me out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2010 - 13 answers

I am starting out in life as a lawyer/Islamic finance postgraduate with no debt, and I would appreciate help and advice with regards to my future career choices and personal finances.

I'm a 24 year old law graduate. I am currently chambering with a law firm and doing a postgraduate degree in Islamic banking/financing. I have no debt. How do I make the best of my situation? Please advise me how I may plan and start my life properly, from the perspective of both personal finance and professional work. I would also appreciate being advised on how to invest, or save, or acquire assets. To sum it up: "If you could start off your life from my position, how would you do it, both professionally and financially?" [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me get un-stuck?

I feel stuck. Here's the facts as I understand them (insert usual apology for length of personal issues/relationships-type post and redundancy of "what do I do with my life" question here). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 10 answers

adventuring out of tokyo

1.5 months in Japan and I'm loving it. Now that I'm used to the neighborhoods, and had a few great mini-travel experiences, I want to push myself and my time here more. Help me plan adventures? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on May 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Last-minute undergraduate summer plans

What are some good last-minute summer activities for an undergraduate college student to do? [more inside]
posted by LSK on May 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Can you buy a house off the internet?

Tell me what you know about buying house plans. Good sources, pitfalls. I am especially interested in modern designs. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Apr 18, 2010 - 2 answers

talking about Big Plans in a relationship

Talking Big Plans in a relationship -- how do I distinguish the excitement of approaching life for two from the prudence to not jump the gun, so to speak? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me design the ideal mini-farm!

It's time to begin my dream garden - help me design it! I've always dreamt of being self-sufficient enough to virtually take my family off the food grid. Last year we moved to a house with an acre of land, all woods, and as soon as this latest snow dump disappears the contractors will arrive and clear approximately 5,000 sf of it (out-of-scale pictures here). I'm poised on the brink of drawing up plans and am eager for some input; I've got the wee beginnings of an orchard coming in March, plus the beds will be built of harvested timbers and thus fairly permanent, so I want to get the design right the first time. [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Feb 7, 2010 - 55 answers

iPhones in New Zealand? Go or no go?

What's going to happen to my U.S. iPhone in New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher on Jan 24, 2010 - 14 answers

What do you use your cell phone for?

What do you use your cell phone for? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 27, 2009 - 43 answers

Pound a nail, win a prize!

I want to create some authentic carnival games at home so I can practice my stuffed animal gathering skills with some friends. Does anyone know of plans for such games, or info on the type of materials used, etc.? Here's one I found for the bottle/ring pickup game. Any others like this? I'm mainly interested in the basket toss, but unfortunately the name of that game is also a cheerleading move, and I'm swamped in GO Team!
posted by razdrez on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for the right hedge for privacy.

Botany Filter: Looking for a a 6-8 ft tall hedge to give my yard some privacy. Examples of what I like and don't like inside. [more inside]
posted by TheDude on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Phone services for people who don't use phones a lot...

(Toronto) Looking for cheapest way to configure my phone services now that I am free of an overly expensive contract. I don't make a lot of phone calls, but want to call one person long-distance and be able to talk for awhile... [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Sep 3, 2009 - 9 answers

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