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Back to the Depression it is — "moderate" numbers of homeowners are now taking on boarders in order to make their monthly payments. It's totally OK, they say, after you get over the initial hump of having an outsider in your home, sitting in your couch's butt mold. "Thinking about having a stranger was not a pleasant thought," said one homeowner, who eventually bit the bullet and even "treated her (boarder) to lunch at Burger King." Aww. [NYT]