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in Urban Homesteading
Posted February 15, 2007
and you can buy dry ice from H.E.B.
in Country Homesteading
Posted February 14, 2007
You can add a little color to the paper logs when they burn. Just add some:
Common Salt ------- Yellow
Borax ------------- Green
Copper Nitrate ---- Emerald Green
Barium Nitrate ---- Apple Green
Copper Chloride --- Bluish Green
Lithium Chloride -- Purple
Calcium Chloride -- Orange
Strontium Nitrate - Red
Mix 1-2 oz. of chemical in 1 qt. warm water.
Soak logs in solution then dry.
* Soak sawdust in chemical then dry.
* Warp small packets of dry sawdust in
* wax paper then throw in fire.
!! DO NOT use in metal fireplace or in a
masonry fireplace with metal flue.
Why: dissimilar metals react with one another.
Why: the warranty may be voided.
in The Sunporch
while you read the forums
Posted February 13, 2007
here is a link on how to make vinegar
here is your Hope you had a great day
in Streams In The Desert
Posted February 12, 2007
for a safe return for her and her family
Posted February 11, 2007
I agree thanks for the link
in Homemade Memories
Posted February 9, 2007
woot add me to this almost missed it.
Posted February 6, 2007
BACK So good to hear from you again.
Posted February 3, 2007
Yes youngest sister has now moved in with them. She will be able to take care of mom and dad. I live 100 miles away and will go down on wed and saturday my days off from work to give sis a break.
Posted January 31, 2007
Posted January 30, 2007
saying some prayers for you hun.
saying prayers for you and your sister.
Thanks for all the prayers. Mom is now doing fine. We had to move her into a nursing/rehab home from the hospital. I found she has not been able to even get out of bed for 3 weeks before Dad called an ambulance which then got her to a hospital. She was having trouble breathing and had a grey color when sister arrived and had him call the ambulance. Mom had a bad reaction to her meds which caused excess fluid to build up in her abdominal cavity. They went in and drained the fluid 1 1/2 gal. They said that was about half of what was there but were afraid to take more off at the time. Seems it can cause her kidneys to shut down. The excess fluid was causing her to start have all of her internal parts to have problems. Well the rehab center told them that she should be back on her feet in about 3 weeks and would be able to go home. I do not think this would have been such a good ending without all the prayers.
Posted January 21, 2007
My Mom has had a bad reaction to some new meds the doctor put her on. She now has fluid in her lungs also. Sis just called me tonight so I will be driving down to San Antonio tomorrow. Please add her to your prayers, TIA.
I would love to come but at the moment I just can't. (will explain in another post) So I will send virtual hugs to all and say next time I will get away to meet you all.
in Are You Really Ready?
Posted January 20, 2007
I agree "lights out " is a good read.
in 2 Bits, 4 Bits, 6 Bits a Dollar!
congratz Rita. looking forward to seeing what is posted by all of our creative members.
If you can power it back on after about 1 hour it is a heating problem. Could be just a good cleaning will fix the issue. Get 1 or 2 of those cans of canned air. Blow out the power supply fan, processor fan/heatsink assy. and any components that have dust buildup on them. If they have had too much heat for a long time it shortens the lift of the components. Kinda like not putting enough oil in your car will cause the engine to break sooner than it would have otherwise.
leather is always better, but money is also always in short supply. Will just need to see how much and then I can work it into my budget. I use to buy backpacks for DD to go to school with and had to replace them every year. Then I saved enough to get her a large leather bag in 2000. She is still using it today in college and it is still in great shape. LOL told her when she graduates I wanted the bag. nope she will not part with it, says she will go all the way thru law school with it also.
in Nature's Bounty