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  1. Yeah, when you are in your 90's you've got more important things to do than fiddling around with TP rolls. Sheeesh. Many years ago I had a reason to go in our landlords house. I can't remember why now. Probably to pay the rent. Anyway, on their kitchen counter/bar they had a huge plexiglass bee hive set up. It had a plastic hose going to the outside of the house. It was the neatest thing I've ever seen. I still remember it some 30 years later. He and his son were both eagle scouts so I'm sure they did a lot of fascinating things. The dad was a carpenter and could fix anything.
  2. I know. That water gets so hot. It's dangerous.
  3. I got my quarterly taxes paid today. Yuck. Somehow I ended up at Wal-Mart. I decided this weekend was the one I am going to get all of my quilt patterns printed out and in a binder. I got a box of paper just one step up in weight from the regular paper. Got some sleeve protectors and some ink. I figured I have about 160 or so patterns. Boy, did I under estimate. I got home and started counting them. About 330 of them. Some are two pages and some are three pages. Sigh. At least I already have them all cleaned up and edited each in a Word document. I got most of them from one site. I've got about 15 done but I'm waiting for my 'no jam' paper to get unjammed and the printer to reset. I should have thought about this when we were having all of that rain and stuck inside. It's kind of a boring job that requires constant attention so I don't get the pages mixed up...again. I talked to another cousin yesterday. She was complaining about how big the rolls of toilet paper are these days and how you can only get the big jumbo packs. She's not a city slicker living in an apartment with limited room. She has lived on a farm her whole life. Still does. And is in her early 70's. How she got this far in life, in the country, without a hoard supply of TP is beyond me. She would go into prostrations if she looked in one of my closets. Or the basement. I kept my mouth shut and just said, "Um-huh, I know". But I was thinking thank goodness for Sam's Club mega 45 double roll packs of Northern TP. 2-Ply. Looks like tomorrow I'll need to go for more paper and ink. And a bigger notebook. A really big one.
  4. Aw, Annarchy I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how deafening that quiet can be. You've had your share of heartache with your fur kids the past year. My heart hurts for you my friend and for Gunny too.
  5. All's well here. I hate Kindle's autocorrect. If I misspell a word fine. But they change words that are correct for a word they think I want to use.
  6. Interesting article. I've never heard of them either. I love onions. Those perennials look like something I'd be interested in.
  7. I love 'green onions'. Is that the same as Egyptian walking onions? Eventually the mint will take over everything. There is really no containing it when it gets its root system established underground. In about 5-10 years your neighbors will either love you or hate you.
  8. That looks like a lot of fun!
  9. Thanks. I had totally forgotten about the volcano model. He's out of school for the summer and doesn't quite understand the concept of summer vacation. Yes, the detergent makes it so they can't get back out. I think it forms some kind of film barrier. Or maybe it just kills them. They said use Dawn and that's what I happened to have had. I imagine any kind would work. I didn't have to put plastic wrap on it.
  10. I do that too Mt. Rider. I also do the baking soda and vinegar in the sink drain too. Lately I've had a bad infestation of gnats. I put out some vinegar and a squirt of Dawn dishwashing liquid around the kitchen and living room and it really helps. I got a couple of packages of little plastic shot type glasses at the Dollar Tree and use them. I think they are supposed to be used at weddings and showers for nuts or mints on the tables. I use them, flush the contents every other day, rinse and reuse them. They are small, portable and cheap. I think I originally got them to use for catsup dipping for fries. They work better than a bowl because the opening is small and the sides are slippery.
  11. Thanks Annarchy. I'm going to get one even if I don't use it until next year. It's very humid around me. I'm going from the south end of one Great Lake (Erie) to the south end of another Great Lake (Michigan). I don't think a swamp cooler or dehumidifier would be of much use for me. I've seen pictures of tall fans that have a water reservoir that put out a mist. I'm sure they would be expensive plus they depend on electricity. My cousin lives in Arizona and they have the swamp thing. But they really like the misters for when they are outside. He is in Yuma. I'll bet yours feels so good Annarchy. I know I've been in the outdoor section of a garden center on a hot humid sweltering day and purposefully walked by their misters. I wasn't the only one either. It felt delightful.
  12. Oh darn Ambergris. Don't feel alone. I've done similar things too. Makes me question myself sometimes. They might not charge you for return shipping if you tell them that you ordered it by mistake and meant to get a more expensive one. I'm sure they have dealt with this before. When I've done that and the person bulked I reasoned it out by saying something like "I'm willing to spend more money and you are willing to lose a sale over shipping?" said in a nicer way than that probably sounded. Big companies like Amazon will usually eat the shipping if you appeal to their human side. It was an honest mistake. Tell them you are willing to buy the more expensive one right now but you can't afford the more expensive one of you have to pay for return shipping too. Tell them you aren't asking for a refund per se that you are willing to apply what you've already spent and make up the difference. They probably won't do that but it will show your sincerity. Assuming all of the above is true. It never hurts to try.
  13. Swamp coolers are pretty foreign to us upper/eastern/midwestern folks. I had to look it up. Dehumidifyer? I was thinking along the lines of non-elecrtic. In other words cheap. I can't take the heat any more. I'd be doomed without a fan of mister or something. I still have that Ryobi fan in my Amazon wish list. It might have to stay parked there for awhile though. I have a couple of those little battery operated fans but I'm sure they would eat through batteries. I want some sort of generator but now I can't afford one. Two BIG myths in life I've learned so far; 1. All fat people aren't jolly. 2. All old people aren't always cold. I'm speaking for myself here on both accounts. Just a little FYI
  14. Awesome deals We2. It stormed off and on all day here. It seemed like one went through and then another one right behind it. The mower guy hasn't been able to mow for a couple of weeks now and he sure isn't going to like what he sees. I can't stop the rain though. Sounds like a song title... "Who'll Stop The Rain" apologies to CCR. I'm really concerned for the farmers. And our food prices. Maybe even availability
  15. Anyone have any experience or just thoughts about a misting system? They could be fixed into a canopy, umbrella, pergola or eaves. No electricity. Just water. I remember my cousin saying they use them at open stadiums at ball parks etc. in Arizona. Of course they are industrial machines but I wonder about a small system just for a deck at home? Here is a sample of a do-it-yourself system I ran across Googling. It's from Home Depot. I'm sure there are many other systems. This is the first one I ran across and got kind of excited. This one is $16.00. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-Ocean-Breeze-Evaporative-Mist-Cooling-System-BC380/204179098
  16. Shaking in my flip-flops today. I just made the down payment on the bedroom furniture. I can't believe the cost. Compared to the other discount stores and the expensive store in town, I'll be getting 4 extra pieces (including a dining room farm table for 6, sofa table and a glass quilt display case) for almost half the price of just the bedroom set from the expensive store. I can't believe it. Plus its exactly what I've always dreamed of and solid oak and Amish made. They are making the footboard shorter so I don't trip over it or hit my hip on it. I've been putting away some money from my S.S. check each month for a year for furniture to help soften the blow. I saw the same thing on another website that was having a Memorial Day sale for 13% off. I told him about it to see how he would take it. He offered 10% off, a free tri fold mirror for the dresser and free shipping. The other website is in Ohio so shipping would have been expensive. Now all I need are chairs for the dining room table and a couch and a couple of recliners. And g-sons room but I'm going cheap in his room so I don't have to worry about him marking it up. The only hitches are it will take about 8 weeks to make. I'm really stunned. I thought solid hand crafted furniture was more expensive than showroom pieces. Overhead, commissions, competition? I don't know. I do know it's the last bedroom furniture I'm ever buying. Dining room too after I get some chairs. I'll probably go with painted chairs in there. I'm O-U-T of money. The other hitch is with the quilt case. It's made in Ohio so he (me) would have to pay for shipping from here to there. All the other pieces are made in Indiana. Sooo, since I'm about an hour + away from them I'll just go ahead and pick it up myself when it's ready. I really hope this whole thing doesn't fall through.
  17. I pray they can fix it! Or at the very least make it better.
  18. Aw, sweet Grrr. I don't know whether to laugh at him or cry for him. The little hot dog stealing dude.
  19. Thank you for your updates AOF4G. It breaks my heart for Wormie. Send along our love and prayers.
  20. It's storming and pouring down rain again here today. I can't remember the last day we didn't have rain. My cousin's husband farms in south eastern Indiana and she said he hasn't been able to get in his field to do anything at all. I don't remember if I mentioned this or not but, at the toll gate coming from Ohio into Indiana a huge flat bed truck pulled up beside me. It was sooo BIG. On the bed was bale after bale of hay. Not normal size bales but each bale was like four regular size bales. I assume it was bringing hay in to the drowned out farmers. It was from Idaho. I talked to a cousin today. One of our other cousins just went into a nursing home a month or so ago. She is in her early/mid 70's. Alzheimer's. Its so darn sad. She has always been so sweet and quiet. She is upset that her furniture (made by her father) and her cat is gone. She has five kids and says they never go see her. Not true. They take turns so someone goes nearly every day. Plus her brothers and sisters. It's just so sad and upsetting.
  21. Thanks Miki everything seems to be a big deal lately. So glad your hubby is getting seen to! I'm sure a room mate is a big help easing your mind with someone else being there when you aren't.
  22. Have mercy. The furniture guy and I are besties now. Probably engaged. We were talking on the phone and my head was so filled with numbers etc. when we went to hang up I said, "Love ya". I couldn't believe I said that. I am so used to saying that to my family every time we hang up it just slipped out. He took it well and laughed his butt off and said, "Well I'm mighty fond of you too." I swear I need a nanny. Or a muzzle. This was after all the negotiations were done so he knows it wasn't a 'come-on' for furniture. He's about my age and married. Totally innocent. Sigh. I'm a hot mess. I got the color and pattern picked put. He is emailing me the exact dimentions so I guess the ball is in my court. Here is the thing. I had a budget in mind because I saw some furniture I could live with in town. It is pretty but not really my style. It is expensive and not really what I like. So I had an idea about what I was going to have to spend. But if I was going to have.to spend that kind of money it should be what I like. Oak. With this guy, I'm getting all the pieces I wanted for the bedroom that the other place had, plus two more extra pieces. And a dining room table, a small accent table for behind the front door and a glass quilt chest. All for less money than the town furniture store. And it's solid oak Amish made. I've been saving for something like this for a long long time. I'm picking out the smaller of any two items because it's just me and I don't need a huge dressers and a chest so that helps save some money. Not a lot but anything helps. I don't mind negotiating too much and I'm not too bad at it. I got 10% off the package. A free tri fold mirror for the dresser and free delivery. I'm starting to be able to breathe again.
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