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    Homeschooling Mama, 2nd Amendment, gluten-free (celiac), gardening, genealogy, reading

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  1. Those are nice! What are the varieties? I think I see butternut and hubbard.
  2. I made a dentist appointment for me for next week. I shouldn't have put this off so long. Hoping it doesn't mean more time in THE CHAIR.
  3. Our brand new washer was horribly unbalancing, even empty loads. Enought to smash up the outer panels. It had a broken balance ring and bent leg springs. [The box it came in had a crushed corner, too. I say they dropped it.]
  4. My doctor's office has that hanging on the wall! Olive oil is the only oil I don't have an allergic reaction to. I'm even allergic to coconut. I buy the Bertellis (sp?) brand. I've seen articles saying that different brands, including the one I buy, have been tested and shown to not be pure olive oil (containing those other bad oils). I always say a prayer when we open a new bottle that I won't react. We use it for seasoning our cast iron pans and cooking in them. I don't think it's the one you're supposed to use for that, but I have to work with what I can have.
  5. Glad we're back up! Thank you!!!
  6. Yes, I've been doing laundry....as long as DH goes first, checks everything and then stands there and teases me while I get the laundry into the washer and everything going. I visably shake the whole time. Once it's done washing, if it's an all-into-the-dryer load, he takes care of that. Same with the all-hang loads. If it's a load I need to sort (some of it into the dryer, some hangs), we go down, I sort and then (see, the planning here) get the washer set up for the next load so I'm not going down there any extra times. He also brings up the dryer loads. Except for the teasing, he's being very good about all this. I really, really want to move. There's the overall economy thing. Then, DH's company has been very slow this year. They've let go of so many people that DH said the office is noticeably quieter during the work day. That doesn't line up so well with the buying a house thing. I guess it's giving us more time to save up $.
  7. Mt. Rider and Amber , I hope you are feeling better soon. Jeepers, Sam's Club has nice discounts on their magazines. I used to pick up Mother Earth News there, but it seems like they keep recycling the stories. If you buy the Farmers Almanac with the yellow cover, that's discounted, too. I had to switch to the ones with the orange cover (which I ended up liking better, anyway). The yellow cover ones had full page ads (with pics!) showing male "help" products that I don't want my little one to see. It's humid here and was near 90 today. I'm ready for cooler weather.
  8. all goes well! You've made the decisions and that's a big part of it. We need to move...or not..or have some kind of plan here. DH and I need to get the whole decision made part taken care of.
  9. Sorry to hear that. When I was a kid, we took a family vacation with my grandparents. I went home with my grandparents and the most awful smell greeted us as we walked in the door. Their fridge/freezer died sometime in the 2 weeks we were on vacation, in the middle of summer. Grandpa was my hero because he sent me and Grandma to the neighbor's house while he cleaned up. More than 30 years ago, and I still remember how bad it smelled.
  10. Our basment is unfinished. We have lots of things stored down there. We don't have a shed or anything, so there's alot of the "outdoor" stuff down there. Buckets, boxes, boards, tools, ect. We also have pallets with our 2-3 tons of bagged pellets (for the pellet stove) down there. Millions of places to hide. (And I shudder some more!) Still avoiding doing laundry. I'm going to have to do a load later today...after DH is home, though, for sure. Ann, thank you for not posting a picture in this thead.
  11. DH id'ed it. I forget the variety, but non poisonous. Glue traps in the basement so far are empty. There are 5 or 6 kinds in Pennsylvania that are poisonous. A few years back, they spent over $1 million reintroducing one kind because they said it was an endangered species. They're "protected". Due to another kind that's also "endangered" , some construction projects are required to be first checked for them to make sure nothing would disturb their habitat if they were in that location. We don't know how it could have gotten in. DH wonders if it could have fallen the crickets in. DH checked the foundation over the weekend (the basement crickets are loud and were annoying him) and didn't see anything. I'm still completely freaked out....if ONE got in.... Since it was a baby one, I asked DH if it could have been hatched in the basement. He said we'd have dozens of them. We're going through a rough patch as it is, so I don't know if he said it to be a jerk or.... It was bedtime. Not much sleep for me that night. I haven't been sleeping as it is due to allergies. I haven't gone down to the basement yet. I'm a chicken and I'm okay with that. We're still have temps in the 80s. I want some cold! Hard frosts will take care of some of this. Winter is my favorite season--no snakes, no bugs, no humidity, no pollen. I've had a rough allergy year. It's peaking the worst for me right now with all that goldenrod. For over a week, I know it's really bad because my body is getting super, super sensitive to everything else (like the tiniest bit of my skin getting a little too warm and I'm getting rashes and itchyness) and have completeley lost my appetitite and have trouble sleeping. Despite my limited diet, I'm a good eater, so not wanting a bite of anything at all is weird. Doc says it happens to me when my system gets too overwhelmed with allergic reactions.
  12. I'm going to want shovels and garden hoes stragetically placed. When I was little, I clearly remember my mom chopping them up in the yard with either shovels or garden hoes. DH still seems to think this isn't a big deal at all.
  13. Gold Medal unbleached flour 5 lb. bags recall due to e. coli https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/general-mills-recalls-five-pound-bags-gold-medal-unbleached-all-purpose-flour
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