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  1. Midnightmom

    Windows 7

    I still run Windows 7 too! I've heard too many "bad" things about Win10 to ever want to upgrade, but when this one dies I may not have a choice. Hopefully Win10 has been out long enough for most of the "bugs" to have been worked out in it, but it is really the LOSS of CHOICES for control that makes me not want to venture into the new OS! As to virus protection, etc, my internet comes with built in virus control so I really depend more on that than on any Windows updates.
  2. I'm pretty sure that 2T = 1/8 c (discovered by pouring from one measuring device to another) Found some pics I had saved. Hope these help.
  3. Are you talking about the LARGE jars, or regular pint/quart size jars. If they are being used mostly by crafters I would be concerned about using them for pressure canning - UNLESS it says specifically on the packaging that they ARE suitable for that use.
  4. Keep prepping. As a matter of fact, start buying what you can of what you use the most before it becomes not only scarce but expensive! Midwest Apocalypse: Satellite Data Show "At Least 1 Million Acres Of US Farmland" Devastated By Floods We have never seen anything like this before. According to satellite data that was just released by Reuters, “at least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland” were covered by water for at least seven days this month. That is an agricultural disaster without equal in modern American history, and yet the mainstream media is treating this like it is some sort of second class story. It isn’t. This is the biggest news story of 2019 so far, and people want to know what is going on. A few days ago, I posted a story entitled ‘“As Many As A Million Calves Lost In Nebraska” – Beef Prices In The U.S. To Escalate Dramatically In The Coming Months’, and it has already been shared on social media more than 145,000 times. Farming communities all over the central part of the nation now look like war zones as a result of all this flooding, but the media elites on the east and west coasts don’t want to write about it. And with more flooding on the way for the next two months, this crisis is only going to get worse. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-30/midwest-apocalypse-satellite-data-show-least-1-million-acres-us-farmland-devastated?fbclid=IwAR1hSYYitw8rsK-0M3tteWywz4-PwJGSZgvO_degM5pp9-3Zdc6xGCisR70
  5. I recently "met" a lady (online through a rock painting group) who is also agoraphobic. I didn't really understand what it was all about until I did some research on it. Correct me if I'm wrong: It's basically not leaving the house to go anywhere in "public" as an attempt to control possible panic attacks (thus the need for plans and backup plans). In YOUR case, your safety zone has been compromised by your MIL living with you! How can you ever relax when you have to be constantly on guard in your own home - which is supposed to be your refuge? It also sounds like your husband doesn't fully understand your agoraphobia, or worse, dismisses it! (or,perhaps he thinks his mother is/should be taking the place of his role in your life.) I don't know HOW you will do it, but you need to reclaim your home as your fortress of solitude. Best of Luck euphrasyne. <3
  6. That makes no sense whatsoever! Pain meds can SUPPRESS your breathing so I would think that having a steady flow of air keeping your airway OPEN would be an advantage, not a problem.
  7. I don't really know - thyroid meds confuse me. But...................my endocrinologist has steadily been decreasing the strength of my dosage of Levothyroxine from 125 MCG to 112 MCG to 100 MCG. Yesterday she said my levels were in the "normal" range but she thought still a little high for my age so she made another adjustment down to 75 MCG.
  8. Whenever you see something like this on FB ALWAYS click on the link that was shared and chase it down until you find the SOURCE. The recall of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine was in 2018 and was due to inconsistent dosing of the active ingredients in the meds. It is NOT a CURRENT re-call. https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm616601.htm
  9. Found this info concerning storing eggs w/o refrigeration:
  10. Ambergis.......................... I just realized that I didn't add the link to the YouTube gardening channel I was talking about! Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVGVbOl6F5rGF4wSYS6Y5yQ
  11. Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen are covered in the white stuff! The view of the mountains from here in the valley is gorgeous! With that amount of snow we shouldn't have "drought" conditions this summer. But that amount of snow can also bring its own brand of headaches. If the snow melts slowly and steadily they (water resources agencies) should be able to allow the reservoir (Lake Shasta) to fill to capacity AND control the runoff into the Sacramento River. If it melts too quickly they may have to release more volume than they would like causing potential flooding downstream. This is one of the main reasons they built Shasta Dam - to regulate the flooding of the Sacramento in the spring and to keep a steady flow going downstream in the summer. This is also our "rainy" season. If the rains are cold, they add to the snowpack. If they are too warm they melt the snowpack too soon and they may have to increase the flow from the dam to keep it from topping over. Water from the melting snowpack plus water in the river added from the valley rains can also cause many problems downstream, especially where several other river tributaries (Feather River & American River) join the Sacto just outside of Marysville/Yuba City. The churning of the water as the rivers converge causes massive erosion to the levies and they have failed several times in the past flooding Marysville. (My MIL was flooded out twice because of this happening.) Another "problem" is that the Sacramento is neither a very wide nor a very deep river. It has snags and "rapids" in many places and the water in the river is always VERY COLD and that makes it hazardous for rafting and boating in some places - even in the summer! This is a beautiful area to live in, but it definitely has its challenges! Oh, did I mention that Mt. Shasta is a VOLCANO??? :O The 3 Shastas: Mt. Shasta, Lake Shasta, Shasta Dam Lake Shasta, Mt. Shasta in the background Mount Shasta Map of the Sacramento River valley. A starry night over Mt. Shasta
  12. Midnightmom


    This was definitely ME during the great snowstorm of 2019!
  13. My apt never really dropped lower than 64F. I think it stayed so "warm" because several years ago they redid the siding. At the time, I thought it very strange that they "wrapped" the building in a clear plastic film instead of removing the old siding. Then they added a "cement-like" siding over the top of that. I think that the added insulation of keeping the old siding contributed greatly to the steady maintenance of the interior temperature. (I know what the temp was because I brought the outside thermometer inside!) The next time we are "warned" about or anticipating a loss of power I think I will hike the thermostat up to 78-80F and let the house cool down from that temp. I'm hopin the apartment should stay warmer longer if I do that. I also discovered that I could take the "chill" off of the sheets by laying on my "sherpa" style throw rather than adding it to the top of the blanket layers. I also have a very warm and fuzzy robe that I wore on top of my clothing during the day. As to heating up food, I have some meats jarred up so I really wouldn't have to cook anything - I'm not sure I'd enjoy what I have cold out of the jar though. I suppose I also could have knocked the 10" of snow off of the BBQ out on the patio, but I have precious little charcoal to cook with. There are many techniques that I know about but could NOT use because flames/fire are verboten in the lease. I'm glad it didn't come down to a choice of choosing an unapproved medium vs possibly getting an eviction notice if I had. And there was no way to go anywhere else (a "warming" shelter or a friend's/relative's house because the car, the parking lot, and the street in and out of the complex was snowed in!
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