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  1. Be thankful you didn't have to try and catch a Python - apparently they poop on you as part of their "defense" mechanism. (Found that out while watching a "Returning the Favor" episode on YouTube Watch.
  2. My Girl Scout troop helped to distribute the sugar cubes in our school!
  3. As an "experienced" cook, you probably know that Cream of Tartar is extremely bitter and needs to be carefully worked into whatever mixture you are using it in, but "less experienced" cooks may not know that. So, a bit of advice......................SIFT the CoT into your dry ingredients then carefully and thoroughly mix it so it gets distributed throughout the mixture. There is nothing worse than biting into a wonderful piece of, say, cornbread, and then having to spit it out because the piece you are chewing contains a lump of Cream of Tartar!!!
  4. Pronounce EACH vowel separately no matter how many are grouped together.
  5. You don't need to keep tomatoes in the sun for them to ripen - just put them in a brown paper bag.
  6. I have a similar, yet not so similar, situation. My laptop will NOT keep the current time - it bounces all over the place and will even go backwards in time to the previous day! :O The issue is apparently the BIOS battery - you know, a $1.00 part. I called a few computer 'repair' places and asked them how much it would cost to have the battery replaced. All estimates were up around $100.00!!! So, I decided to do it myself. Took the back off of the comp and could not find the battery, so a google search I did. This led me to a YouTube "how to" video, much like happened to you. The reason it costs so much to replace that stinky little battery is because you have to DECONSTRUCT the whole d@mn thing to get to where the battery is located. THREE HOURS of labor just to take it apart, then another 3 to put it back together. You guessed it.....................the clock is still wacky because the battery still needs to be replaced. I just have to manually update it every once in a while (when I think about it). The biggest "issue" I have with it is that it will assign an incorrect time and date to any file or pic that I save to my hard drive unless I remember to make sure the clock is correct before doing so.
  7. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/07/11/maui-brush-fire-closes-down-kuihelani-highway-humane-society-evacuates/ KIHEI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Officials on Maui remain on high alert Friday as a raging wildfire believed to be the largest in the county’s history continues to burn out of control in Central Maui. In a press conference on Friday morning, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said the fire was about 20% contained and scorched more than 9,000 acres of fallow former sugar cane lands and brush. More evacuation orders may be necessary on Friday as officials expect winds to pick up and temperatures to rise above 90 degrees, though it’s still too soon to determine, he said.
  8. Midnightmom

    Lose weight

    In one of my FB groups we prefer to call this "eating off plan" and not "cheating."
  9. FYI - Some of those "baking mixes" are bulked with maltodextrin to make them be able to measure "cup for cup." It is better to look for a sugar substitute that has been "bulked" up with erythritol instead. Note: some sugar replacements use XYLITOL instead of erythritol. DO NOT USE these products if you HAVE A DOG! As a matter of fact, xylitol is commonly used in chewing gums, toothpaste, peanut butter, etc, so always make sure to READ THE LABELS on any SF/No Sugar Added products that you buy!!! https://www.aspca.org/news/xylitol-sweetener-not-so-sweet-pets?fbclid=IwAR3U6rRMcmItp3uHceK5b2N7PK6pdNtysT4KxwMvTenwudRboEtA5nEJHWo https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/03/24/dangers-of-xylitol-for-pet-dogs.aspx
  10. What "we" (our community) discovered during this year's snowstorm and subsequent extended power outage is that people would rather tough it out at home or leave the area altogether than to go to a gov't shelter because we have a rather large homeless/criminal/mentally ill population that would be filling these locations and nobody wants to "voluntarily" submit themselves to the added stress of dealing with this population in such tight quarters. The OTHER reason for staying at home is that said population uses such disasters as opportunities to loot and pillage. It happened during the Carr Fire and the Camp Fire and it CONTINUES to happen to properties affected by both fires where people have not been able to go back (because the moved - sometimes out of state!) or because they haven't been able to get the proper services for debris removal, etc. :(
  11. Michigan Gardener seems to be a very reliable source for information as well as seeds. Do you follow his YouTube channel? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVGVbOl6F5rGF4wSYS6Y5yQ
  12. Midnightmom


    Ooooooooooooooh, a PARTY! Too bad I missed it. I hope you had a wonderful day.
  13. In the past, during the really hot days, local gov'ts used to provide "cooling centers" for those who couldn't afford to cool their houses or for those who were "homeless." I'm not sure what the solution will be if PG&E turns off power to a whole town/region as there will be no power anywhere for these cooling centers to operate. My best guess is that the local hospitals will be the only places to go in the event of a power shut-off since they have back-up generators. I imagine it will get very warm and uncomfortable in these locations as the systems try to compensate for the additional body heat generated by masses of people seeking someplace to cool off. Some people may be able to stay with friends or relatives who have generators or live out of the area. People who are dependent on power to run medical equipment at home - oxygen, CPAP, etc - have been urged to purchase a generator or a battery back-up system for their devices. :/ If you can't afford it, oh well, they warned you! You are also encouraged to NOT keep lots of food in your freezer or fridge -- exactly the opposite of what a good prepper does. :/ No power also means (probably) that restaurants and fast food places will not be open for business, so there will be no way to get a hot meal. And how will the refrigerated and frozen foods in grocery stores and convenience markets hold up to no power? I have no idea if any of them have back-up generators or not. When I was a child we used to cool our houses by opening the windows and doors and running fans. But without power there won't be any fans! HOW did the people who settled this state live and handle the heat prior to electricity???
  14. Jeepers- If they are Word documents you can open the "Inert" tab and add a header/footer that will number the pages for you. Very easy to do and will definitely help you to keep those pages in order. You can also add a short description/title so you can keep all of the documents together w/o having to worry about which "page 1 of 3" (for example) goes with which document. :D
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