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Tax question (3/10/2015 7:09:18 AM):  Is there any reason I need to save receipts from WAY BACK that show purchases made for home improvement. The way I understand it is that one can deduct up to $250,000 in capital gains anyway when the house is sold. The house probably won't even sell for that. I want to get rid of the paper clutter!,  Sue S., MN

0031 Mark (3/10/2015 7:36:43 AM):  I don't want to post Mark's family's address without asking, and I know Brenda has enough on her right now without trying to get up with her. So I was thinking, if you'd like to send Mark a "get well" card, just send them to my address. After about two weeks, I will package up all the unopened cards received, as well as a funny DVD I have and some other things and send them to him for a special surprise. Please send to: Mark Burger c/o The Bundick Family 32138 Rehobeth Rd. Pocomoke, MD 21851 I trust my address will only be used for the purpose listed above and not posted elsewhere. Thank you so much!,  Tricia, MD

0037 Mark (3/10/2015 7:36:52 AM):  I don't want to post Mark's family's address without asking, and I know Brenda has enough on her right now without trying to get up with her. So I was thinking, if you'd like to send Mark a "get well" card, just send them to my address. After about two weeks, I will package up all the unopened cards received, as well as a funny DVD I have and some other things and send them to him for a special surprise. Please send to: Mark Burger c/o The Bundick Family 32138 Rehobeth Rd. Pocomoke, MD 21851 I trust my address will only be used for the purpose listed above and not posted elsewhere. Thank you so much!,  Tricia, MD

0038 Captal Gains, Again (3/10/2015 7:40:14 AM):  The house was purchased in the 70's for under $25,000 if that helps in answering my previous question.,  Sue S., MN

0041 License sticker, not sticky! (3/10/2015 8:13:35 AM):  I thought I'd put our license plate sticker on, well plate must've been wet/cold/dirty! I thought I had it ready, but sticker actually fell off! Now what do we do, $20.00 to replace sticker!,  U Sticky!

0050 Back Out (3/10/2015 9:13:02 AM):  Anyone ever have this happen? I was standing in my living room and felt this urgent need ( really no control) to take deep breath. Well when I exhaled something in my back did not settle back right & now my back is out & in pain if I try & do least little thing. I wanted to go to gym but could not get both legs in car & couldn't settle tushie back in seat. Hopefully will go away soon. I mean really just by taking a deep breath?,  Vicki, Va.

0052 Hallmark card rewards (3/10/2015 9:16:49 AM):  Hallmark re-set the rewards. Starbucks is back, as well as Lowe's, Family Circle and Rachael Ray subscriptions. ,  Grace Basham, CA

0053 Unwanted calls (3/10/2015 9:50:42 AM):  Just recd. call from out of state area code, Esurance. Really d/n want to answer, but thought I'd ask to be put on their DNC list---for all the good that would do. It was a recording, "Do NOT hang up. This is NOT a sales call." Said my name had been submitted "by a loved one" b/c I took the blood thinner and whatever the name was. Has anyone else received call from "them"? First, no one here has been on a blood thinner. Second, our loved ones have no way of knowing what meds we take/took. I have recd. so many calls this month already from out of state area codes, I could just scream. ,  Susan, LA

0055 Where to meet (3/10/2015 11:01:50 AM):  This is probably a dumb question, but I don't know what to do. I am selling a new prom dress on Craigslist. I have sold things on Craigslist before, but nothing that needed to be tried on, so I'd just meet in a parking lot near a store. With this, I'd rather not have people come to my house, but not sure what else to do. Obviously it would need to be tried on. I've thought about meeting the person at Walmart or Peebles (the nearest stores to me) where there are dressing rooms, but I'm not sure if the store would want us trying on things in their store! Any other ideas? I feel so duh...,  Tricia, MD

0057 Change of Off Topic Rule for BTFE's (3/10/2015 11:38:45 AM):  I'm modifying the rules about asking for BTFE's and Campbell's labels on Off Topic. In the past, those posts were deleted and referred to the Trading Boards. If you would like to ask for donations of BTFE or Campbell's labels for your school, the first day of the month will be the time to ask. First Day of the Month: Share your blog links, Etsy stores, recruiting links, and requests for donations of BTFE and Campbell's labels. That will make it fair for everyone. ,  Michele, Editor

0058 Garcinia cambogia (3/10/2015 11:45:44 AM):  I am not a big believer in diet supplements but have a friend who claims he lost 15 pounts taking this stuff without doing a darn thing to diet. And then i saw in Bottom Line that they call it a diet pill that really works. Anybody use this?,  Joanie in NJ & FL

0061 PUZZLE (3/10/2015 12:09:38 PM):  I don't think anyone's posted the answer to this week's puzzle, so I'll post what I came up with. Room and board/board room.,  Gina, CT

0068 Refund check (3/10/2015 1:19:40 PM):  The snow is finally melting and I found a refund check for $15 under what was a pile of snow. Luckily it was a check that I could separate from the rest of the paperwork. ,  Karen M

0071 irazoo (3/10/2015 2:35:15 PM):  "StartLiving" 20 point iRazoo Treasure code til 11 PM EDT tonight (since Melody isn't on here this week),  Lynn

0073 Instagc (3/10/2015 2:40:39 PM):  3 point code "EZPtsMarch10th" (since Melody is off this site this week),  Lynn

0074 Computer Problems (3/10/2015 2:41:05 PM):  I've been having problems using internet explorer with my computer. It keeps coming up saying internet explorer has stopped working. At first it was just once in a while but now I can't get on it at all. I've tried clearing my cookies and temp files, unplugged my modem, ran a virus check. What else can I do or is it something with internet explorer? TIA.,  Lacinda T. IA

0079 i craig (3/10/2015 3:45:23 PM):  anyone have the icraig netbook? its all i have with me and is driving me nuts. I am having trouble with my juno email. I click and click to get my messages and maybe it will let me do it one by one but i wznt to be able to click and delete most of the new messages at one time since I am not going to be reading them first,  judyb la

0090 Recall Notices (3/10/2015 6:46:09 PM):  Efco expands recall of gas trimmers due to fire hazard:
Children’s pajamas recalled by K.J. Sportswear California due to violation of Federal flammability standard: Researcher

0091 socks (3/10/2015 7:02:34 PM):  sharon, found some at the medical store. thanks for the offer,  judyb

0092 The final earthly activities (3/10/2015 7:03:43 PM):  The funeral for my shipmate was held yesterday. We were unable to travel to attend. The words below were summarized by another shipmate who was able to attend. The words are from the poem 'The Watch' . Last but not least a family friend, U.S.Navy LCDR ret., John Mauk got up to speak and read the poem “The Watch”. For thirty three years this sailor has stood the watch etc, etc then it ends with today we are here to say: “Shipmate Master Chief Hilton the watch stands relieved. Relieved by those you have trained, guided, and lead. Shipmate, you stand relieved. Master Chief Hilton we have the watch! Boatswain standby to pipe the side, Shipmate’s going ashore! There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as the song Anchors Aweigh played to end the ceremonies here.,  Bob, PA

0100 Sharon B.: (3/10/2015 8:00:35 PM):  Are our computers not speaking? I emailed you yesterday or the day before to find out if the box arrived. It was supposed to be there by 3/5. Do you want me to keep saving that stuff for you? Because of the trial (now estimated at 5-6 weeks), I won't get a box filled as fast as this last one. Do you "want it all" or only certain colors, soilds, etc.?,  Janie

0101 OP 09898 5 Gallon buckets (3/10/2015 9:00:51 PM):  I went to Costco. They only had small buckets. One of the bakers told me to call a bakery in a near by town. He said that the owner is really nice and once I tell him that the buckets will be used for donations he will give me all that I need. My DM and I went there today and my car is full. I think we will be able to supply 2 battered women's shelter with cleaning supplies. Thanks for your help. ,  Renay & NJ

0103 Angels in disguise (3/10/2015 9:04:19 PM):  A lady was telling a story tonight about how she went in to get her headlight replaced. While she was there, they found that some "minor" thing, a lug nut or something was stripped and w/need to be replaced ASAP. Must have been more than that b/c said it w/n safe to drive like it was but I didn't understand the whole story. Mechanic (reputable local company) told her it would be $300-$400 to fix it. She started crying and told him that she didn't have the money. Said that she got paid at end of week, and that she would see if she could come up with the money by then, but she would pay him for the bulb that he replaced that day. He wouldn't let her pay for the bulb and said to pay when she came back. He made her promise that she would come back on Friday and they would get her going again. She scraped the money together, by pulling from other bills b/c she needs her car for work. After the work was done, he put her keys on the counter. She went up to pay and he told her to have a nice weekend. She told him that she hadn't paid for the work and still owed for the bulb from the other day. He asked if she remembered the lady she had been visiting with in the waiting room the other day. That lady paid for her repairs! She said she started shaking and crying all over again. I told her that there are not that many people that would do that for a total stranger and that she needs to pay it forward. She said she already has, but just could not do it to that magnitude. Isn't that just the neatest thing? ,  Still good people left

0111 Adina. (3/11/2015 7:51:48 AM):  Happy birthday, my friend. ,  lila

0112 Adina H, Happy Birthday! (3/11/2015 9:03:27 AM):  Wishing a special lady a great birthday!,  Grace Basham, CA

0114 I miss you (3/11/2015 9:50:33 AM):  It's been a long time since I've posted on C.C or OTCC. Due to my deafness and diminishing eyesight, I've had to quit driving That stopped a lot of my " beloved " grocery shopping. It's ok, I had a good run of it. I miss dealing with friends that I made on R. C. and other sites though. I have found a few of them on FB and it's been good catching up with them. I hope all of you are finding good deals and friends to share them with. God bless all of you,  Mary Kitzmiller

0116 Coke double pts. (3/11/2015 10:46:01 AM):  Just letting everyone know to watch your point totals as you enter. I always make sure that each code has actually registered before I enter the next one. On one of mine, I only got credit for 3 pts. instead of 6. I waited a while and held that cap out, then entered the next one. After entering that cap, my total increased by 9 points. Things were going very smoothly and quickly before that point. Guess more people are beginning to enter their codes, so must have been a slight glitch.,  Susan, LA

0118 Adina (3/11/2015 12:05:04 PM):  Happy Birthday! ,  Shanna, CA

0120 Adina (3/11/2015 1:54:41 PM):  Happy Birthday!,  Janice/Ok

0121 Good News! (3/11/2015 2:01:51 PM):  My dh called last night and asked when I was coming to visit again. I had a ladies meeting last night and my children's class tonight. I said I will be there Thursday. He said what about Friday. I said I will be there also after school. He kept asking about Friday. Short of the story; he is coming home from rehab. He is so excited. He has worked hard to accomplish that. He will have exercises to do at home. They have said nothing about home health or any other rehab. Thanks be to the good doctors, therapy,nurses and a good GOD. Thank you for your prayers. I have spring break next week so I can baby him.,  Janice/Ok

0122 HE washer----just got (3/11/2015 2:27:27 PM):  a new high efficiency washer. Would like to know experiences of members with HE detergents--what is good and best value. TIA,  New washer lady

0126 Adnia (3/11/2015 2:41:35 PM):  I hope your have a very special and fun filled day, your such a treasure, Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more....,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

0128 SILK (3/11/2015 2:50:59 PM):  I don't know where I got the promo for, but maybe Oct or Nov last year, there was 1 for free half gallon of Silk almond milk. I got the coupon just after Christmas & it was to expire 12/31. For me, that wasn't a problem, but might of been for busy people. Today I got an apology from them about the prev coupon being short dated, or maybe even expired when recd. They sent a coupon for another free half gallon of Silk almond, cashew or coconut milk, up to $5.49, expires 4/30/15. Great company! So if you get an envelope, like a card size, from Silk, don't think it is junk & trash it. ,  Lynn

0134 Email Change (3/11/2015 3:29:29 PM):  If I change my email address is there some way to do a mass change? In other words is there one place I can go and list all the sites I want to change my email on and click it and the new email will get sent to them.,  Cathy B. Mo.

0139 Walgreen's (3/11/2015 4:09:38 PM):  Someone recently wanted coupons for a friend for Ensure. While in Walgreens today I saw their brand of nutritional drinks 6 pack for 89¢ on clearance! That's over a $8 savings. I posted on Chat, but wanted to make sure the lady saw the post that was interested.,  Diane D, ME

0140 Oxytrol (3/11/2015 4:11:33 PM):  Was looking for this coupon online, many places come up, but none actually print. I've registered, etc, and still can't get this coupon. I asked on Chat, maybe someone knows that only reads Off Topic? Any help appreciated. Thank you.,  Diane D, ME

0141 Master Mixes from Sharon B (3/11/2015 4:30:04 PM):  I saw the original posting of the "Master Mixes" but did not copy it. It has been longer than 2 weeks so it has dropped off of the viewable postings. Can someone please e-mail me a copy or re-post? E-mail to: folly49 at hotmail dot com. Thanks.,  Flo in GA

0142 Racial song (3/11/2015 4:35:40 PM):  the students who sang the racial song were expelled. While I think it is deplorable what they sang, I wonder if it is the right thing to do to expel them. Seems like his would be a chance to have a conversation, that you can't legislate stuff like this, you have to change the heart. And why aren't we having the conversation about getting that word out of the hip hop and rap songs? I repeat, I think it's deplorable, but is it crossing their constitutional rights of free speech to expel them? Did they break laws or out and out rules? ,  Karen-IA

0150 Taking iron (3/11/2015 5:38:10 PM):  Do any of you take iron pills? In my research, it appears that there are side effects or you have to take it with Vitamin C. I just wanted to boost my red blood cells for something that's going on with me right now. Yes, I am seeing a doctor soon.,  Mindy, MD

0170 Camper rental (3/11/2015 7:49:28 PM):  We have a family camping trip at the end of July every year in Silver Lake State Park in Michigan. We are looking to rent a camper this year at the end of July. We rented a camper last year from a personal owner but we cannot reach them this year. Would anyone know of anyone in the Silver Lake area who would be willing to rent their camper out for a 4-day weekend? Thanks in advance for any feedback.,  Julie, MI

0174 Headphones (3/11/2015 7:54:56 PM):  18-year-old son would like a nice quality pair of headphones for 19th birthday. I know "Beats" is a good brand. He doesn't necessarily want a pair of Beats but just a good quality pair. Would anyone have any suggestions?,  Julie, MI

0182 college class rings - Zales, etc? (3/11/2015 10:19:30 PM):  Has anyone bought a College class (or just personalized) ring from Zales (online) or anywhere else? DD just priced one through her college and it is over $400 (way more than she wants us to spend). It appears Zales has some modern type that she would like. I checked Walmart and it appears they only do high schools.,  Heather, NV

0183 Mom & Gastritis (3/11/2015 10:33:26 PM):  I guess this is what Mom has - irritation of the stomach. I looked up the symptoms and it definitely fits how she has felt/acted. She is being prescribed the equivalent of 'the purple pill'. They think she will feel a lot better in a few days and then we start all over trying to get her to come out of her room for meals, etc. I told her Dr (who does 'house call's) that we are going away for a week so he is going to have the caregivers call him and let him know how Mom is doing on Wednesday. Oh, and the Administrator of the place was upset to hear I was 'blown off' (told she didn't know anything and to call back on Sunday) when I called Saturday night to find out what their concerns were. I guess he had specifically told all the night time caregivers what the issues were in case I called. (And it was written down in the communication log.) I am learning... ,  Heather, NV

0185 Prescription Drug Refills (3/12/2015 3:40:19 AM):  I take 2 different oral drugs for my Parkinsons. I was initially started on a generic Sinemet 25/100 3 times a day by my PCP.I was getting 90 tablets in each Sinemet prescription. That Doctor sent me to a Neurologist to confirm that I did have Parkinsons. That Doctor added in a nightly dose of generic Requip. I got 30 tablets in each Requip prescription. I had severe side effects taking 3 Sinemet a day with the Requip at night. I cut the dose of Sinemet down to 2 a day. The side effects practically vanished. I e-mailed the Neurologist about this problem & that I had to cut the Sinemet down to 2 a day. He never said I had to stay at 3 a day for the Sinemet. But he also didn't rewrite my Sinemet prescription for 2 a day instead of 3 a day. I have 4 or 5 allowed refills left on this current Sinemet prescription until 4/29/15. I called the Neurologists main office to get a follow up appointment with him at the office in a town closer to me. The first opening was 8/31/15! The appointments staffer said he's only in that office closer to me once or twice a month! Were I to see him at another office an hour away from me, it would be mid August. At 3 a day, the 90 tablet supply lasted me 30 days. Since I'm only taking 2 a day, that 90 tablet supply now lasts me 45 days. Should I still be able to get those remaining allowed refills after 4/29/15? I just got a refill yesterday to start Sunday.Or am I going to have to e-mail him for a new prescription of generic Sinemet by that date? I told the appointments gal that I'm on the last allowed refill of the generic Requip. I will have to e-mail him for a new prescription in 2 1/2 weeks since I can't see him until the end of August. I called my PCP about this. Her office staffer saidno Neurologist sees patients at an office near us more than once or twice a month! So that's the norm for getting follow up appointments. She was going to see if a Neurologist affiliated with another health system could see me sooner. But doubts she will find one. ,  Virginia Ann S VA

0186 Prescription Drug Refills (3/12/2015 3:40:19 AM):  I take 2 different oral drugs for my Parkinsons. I was initially started on a generic Sinemet 25/100 3 times a day by my PCP.I was getting 90 tablets in each Sinemet prescription. That Doctor sent me to a Neurologist to confirm that I did have Parkinsons. That Doctor added in a nightly dose of generic Requip. I got 30 tablets in each Requip prescription. I had severe side effects taking 3 Sinemet a day with the Requip at night. I cut the dose of Sinemet down to 2 a day. The side effects practically vanished. I e-mailed the Neurologist about this problem & that I had to cut the Sinemet down to 2 a day. He never said I had to stay at 3 a day for the Sinemet. But he also didn't rewrite my Sinemet prescription for 2 a day instead of 3 a day. I have 4 or 5 allowed refills left on this current Sinemet prescription until 4/29/15. I called the Neurologists main office to get a follow up appointment with him at the office in a town closer to me. The first opening was 8/31/15! The appointments staffer said he's only in that office closer to me once or twice a month! Were I to see him at another office an hour away from me, it would be mid August. At 3 a day, the 90 tablet supply lasted me 30 days. Since I'm only taking 2 a day, that 90 tablet supply now lasts me 45 days. Should I still be able to get those remaining allowed refills after 4/29/15? I just got a refill yesterday to start Sunday.Or am I going to have to e-mail him for a new prescription of generic Sinemet by that date? I told the appointments gal that I'm on the last allowed refill of the generic Requip. I will have to e-mail him for a new prescription in 2 1/2 weeks since I can't see him until the end of August. I called my PCP about this. Her office staffer saidno Neurologist sees patients at an office near us more than once or twice a month! So that's the norm for getting follow up appointments. She was going to see if a Neurologist affiliated with another health system could see me sooner. But doubts she will find one. ,  Virginia Ann S VA

0197 Poll (3/12/2015 8:03:20 AM):  What is your favorite adult beverage? Tonight is 99¢ twisted tea and 99¢ draft beer at Tumbleweed. I go with friends but I don't like beer or the twisted tea so I'm trying other drinks. I just don't know which drink to try. So, when you order an alcoholic beverage, what do you order?,  Amy J, OH

0201 OU/Bump Up (3/12/2015 8:35:15 AM):  I am glad that OU President Boren had the boys expelled. They apologized and their parents did as well; but the damage was already done. What I thought was appalling was that the 78 year old dorm mom was interviewed by CBS this week and she couldn't believe what the boys had done. She had been on the job 27 years and now she had no job. THEN a video appeared of her singing a rap song with the same words in it in 2013 and she was laughing. She probably taught the boys the song. I am so proud of the blacks students and residents in Norman. They were doing a peaceful protest on campus; no burning; no looting; etc. These were educated people that handled the hurt in a positive way. Of course the SAE Frat Bros would apologize; their expensive education was on the line. ,  Janice/Ok

0216 doctor (3/12/2015 10:03:11 AM):  looks like my pcp has vanished off the face of the earth. i was supposed to have labs done and an appointment late february and never heard anything. while in the hospital someone suggested i call her office and tell them i was in. said the doctors werent always notified. i though ?? so i called and the number is disconnected. the hospitalist mentioned that she is a nice person but has health problems. there are no signs on her office and as far as i know i never got notified they were closing maybe they hope to open again the discharge papers mentioned clinic is currently closed. so now i have to find a new pcp. i called humana and they havent heard anything about her. the guy said she isnt even on their list of providers. when i started medicare in november she was so now i start the search for a new doctor. and wonder how a new doctor could get ny records. sure wish there was a way to find out what happened to her.,  judyb la

0220 Janice R, OK address? (3/12/2015 10:27:22 AM):  Janice, please post your address, which I suddenly cannot find. I have a get well card for your hubby. ,  Grace Basham, CA

0225 house (3/12/2015 12:09:24 PM):  It really is ridiculous trying to buy a house in this day and age. Today's paperwork: a form that allows the bank to verify my social security number and name. I mean, really? They have our tax forms from us. They even are getting copies of my tax forms from the IRS to prove we paid our taxes. They have a copy of my SS card. It's like they want proof upon proof. We have excellent credit, are debt free save our house, and more than enough income to cover two mortgages with plenty left over (although we plan on selling one of the houses once the second one is purchased). If we couldn't get a mortgage, NO ONE could. The paperwork never ends. I understand it's a lot of money to loan a person, but sheesh. Does it ever end?! End of vent.,  Dianne in GA

0227 Being Polite (3/12/2015 12:34:21 PM):  In the 50's; we thought it was polite to call the black people "colored People or negroes." In the late 60's and early 70's my boss (in his late 70's) would call a girl in our office "the girl" or the "colored girl." She took it well and she would see, I am not colored; you are; because black isn't a color; and they would both laugh. A new girl came in the office and I mentioned I know you prefer to be called black. She looked at me in amazement and said "I am African American." I thought I was being polite. This was after she had heard the boss calling the other girl colored. My kids at school sometimes pull the race card. ,  Janice/Ok

0229 Thank You ! (3/12/2015 12:46:01 PM):  Thank you all for the very nice "Happy Birthday" wishes I received yesterday. I had a wonderful day and enjoyed every minute. R/C friends are the best!,  Adina, AZ

0234 Pillow help needed (3/12/2015 1:56:57 PM):  I need suggestions on a good pillow to use. For one thing, I was in an accident years ago and got back whiplash, so my neck is weird, and if I sleep the slightest bit oddly, it hurts. Secondly, I sleep on my back with a pillow under my knees, but sometimes I do end up sleeping on my side because I snore... I look at pillows in stores, but it's really hard to know until you sleep on them... Any suggestions appreciated.,  Tricia, MD

0239 Has anyone had this done? (3/12/2015 2:30:57 PM):  I have something called barrett's esophagus. it is a pre-cancerous condition caused by chronic acid re-flux. I have to have a scope done every year. I have had this problem for over 20 years. I am on the highest dose of medicine possible. I still have a constant sore throat and wake up vomiting bile a few times a month. Finally after my last scope the Dr. is approving me for surgery. It's called fundoplication. Essentially they pull up a part of the stomach to fix the sphincter muscle that keeps you food from backing up out of the stomach. Mine is wide open all the time and doesn't work, that is why even the acid reducing pills don't take away all my symptoms. Once I have the surgery I should be able to stop taking the medication. I would still have to have yearly scopes. If anyone has had this and would like to talk with me, could you email me instead of taking up space here on the board. thanks so much. you can email me at,  Doreen,MI

0241 Master Mix for Cakes (3/12/2015 2:50:10 PM):  Thanks for the "cake" master mix info. Truthfully, I don't remember what other master mixes for baking were posted. So, I guess this will suffice. Thanks again.,  Flo in GA

0262 Susan, SC (3/12/2015 5:25:28 PM):  You've been on my mind this week. Weren't you traveling to IN to lay your father to rest? My heart goes out to you. ((((Hugs)))),  Sharon B., VA

0275 Prescription Card (3/12/2015 8:53:59 PM):  I just rec'd a "free" prescription card from the National Prescription Saviongs Network. It states that it is free. Anyone know anything about this company? I don't believe anything pres. can be free and did not see anything to help me at their website.,  Just wodering

0276 Recall Notices (3/12/2015 10:16:55 PM):  SCARPA North America recalls ski boots with Tronic System due to fall hazard: America-Recalls-Tronic-System-Ski-Boots/
Urban Outfitters recalls teacups due to fire hazard:
Kid’s Korner children’s zipper hooded sweatshirts recalled by Kroger due to choking hazard: Researcher

0282 superbowl (3/13/2015 5:51:23 AM):  An update about my Superbowl win. It has been an amazing mail month. I have been getting so much mail, I loved it!! Anyways some of you wanted to know things. Here is my info: I have received 49 envelopes from win. I have gotten so many amazing, btfe, coke and Kelloggs codes, stamps, cc, dish towel, flower seeds, rebates, tea bags, stickers, samples, purina wt. circles. It has been fun! But I haven't gotten anything for a while now. I guess it is done. Can't wait for next year!!,  Debbie, Mn.

0287 FOY Code (3/13/2015 6:48:04 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code lj9ogyia3 worth 38 Hulk Coins for use by 3 more,  Vicki, Va.

0291 craigs List (3/13/2015 7:45:38 AM):  Can someone explain to me how craigslist works? My sister wants to sell some things but doesn't have a computer to post pictures, do you need to have pictures posted with your adds?,  Tammy

0294 Races/etc (3/13/2015 7:58:30 AM):  I agree we should be called Americans. I was just thinking we don't know each other's race on this board and it doesn't matter. ,  Janice/Ok

0298 Hypothetical Question (3/13/2015 8:51:41 AM):  Let's say my child graduates from high school and I have a graduation party. It is announced on the invite that my child plans on going away to college. One guest brings a nice gift of cash and a laundry basket of items my child can use at college. These items would not be useful to someone continuing to live with their parents, nor would they have probably been given at all if not for going away to school. A few weeks later, my child then goes away to college for 2 days and insists they don't like it and want to come home. I let them come home, and they enroll at a local community college and live with me. Should I then return the gifts that were obviously meant for for a person living in a dorm/away from parents, or can the child keep them? I feel they should be returned, but would love to hear opinions. I think keeping any cash is ok since the child is still going to college. This has come up a couple of times with extended family in the past. ,  Thanks

0305 American? (3/13/2015 9:34:50 AM):  I think folks are over-simplifying the complicated race question by saying "We should all just be Americans". My guess is that everyone who says that is white. Here's the problem. If your white ancestors came from England, France, Norway, Ireland, etc, etc., you quickly blended into the white culture here in America. After a few generations, your descendants might not know or care what your country of origin was. It makes no difference if you're white because you're part of the majority, and within a couple generations, the old country is largely forgotten and you are a fully integrated "American". But if your ancestors are from Africa or Asia, you carry that identity everyday in your face and skin color. Your race is always evident and subject to stereotypes. You are the minority. No matter how "American" you act, or how many generations you've been here, you are part of a different culture. That's not true of whites. Whites can dump any past cultural baggage in a single generation if they choose. Of course now genealogy is popular and people want to know their country of origin, but the fact that they have to do a lot of research to know if they are English or German or whatever shows how quickly those old ties are broken. Not so if you are Korean, for example. Your face says "Korean", not "American". That's simply a fact. If you don't believe it, look what happened to the Japanese Americans during World War II. No matter how many generations they'd been here or how loyal they were, they got rounded up and put in camps. That didn't happen to all the white people with German ancestry, even through Germany was as big of an enemy as Japan was. I say all this as a realist, not a prejudice person. In fact, my college boyfriend was Asian and I would have married him in a heartbeat if he had asked. The day when everyone can say they are simply American, without race meaning anything, is in the distant future. I don't think it will come until interracial marriage makes us all a shade of brown. Then it won't matter anymore. Sad but true. ,  Joan J

0321 Tax software question (3/13/2015 11:40:20 AM):  I want to do our taxes this year. The past few years, we have had them done and it was determined to be to our advantage to file as married filing separately. Is there a free tax program, such as Tax Act, that I can try figuring the taxes as both married filing jointly and married filing separately to see which is to our advantage? Also, my DH is an over the road truck driver and gets a per diem for each day on the road. I'm not sure how to do that. Again, is there a free tax program that would work to figure this? Can I just use one program and figure two different ways before deciding how to submit it? I did my daughter's federal taxes a while ago and I was sure frustrated by the end of the day, but I really don't want to pay $200+ for someone to enter numbers into a free tax software, which is what I really suspect Jackson Hewitt did last year. We don't have any deductions, etc. other than the per diem for him being on the road. No dependents (unless we can claim 417 members of Congress). ,  Amy J, OH

0337 Newspaper (3/13/2015 2:46:29 PM):  Just wanted to let all of you know I just paid my sun Sentinel Wednesday and Sunday newspaper delivery bill of 0.58 cents Yes .58 cents for the year I love good deals,  Lynda/SFL

0340 Please vote (3/13/2015 3:23:37 PM):  If you are on Facebook, could you please vote for this picture for my daughter? 1039883682694232.1073741829.139862729363003/1059923440690256/? type=1&theater It's easy to vote, just click "like." Thanks.,  Geri P - WI

0343 Susan, SC (3/13/2015 3:36:22 PM):  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you are having a fabulous day!,  Sharon B., VA

0345 Coke Rewards email (3/13/2015 3:49:20 PM):  IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bonus Points Credit Issued IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bonus Points Credit Issued You recently redeemed our Double Points offer on all participating brand cap codes. Due to overwhelming participation, our system experienced technical glitches delaying your Bonus Point credit. We're writing to notify you that the Bonus Points were credited to your account at 3:35pm ET on 3/13/15. You can view the new Bonus Points credit by logging in to My Coke Rewards and checking your account's Point History details. Thanks for being a loyal member and stay tuned; more great offers are always on the way. Now go enjoy your Bonus Points! My Coke Rewards Team ,  Faye

0346 Race question (3/13/2015 3:58:14 PM):  Just want your thoughts. If you're black and want unity, as it should be, then why do the black have their own magazines and awards shows? That's what I do not understand. You don't see white or Chinese magazines, or awards shows just for whites.,  Thoughts?

0350 Prayer request (3/13/2015 4:29:08 PM):  LONG ~ sorry. I know that not everyone on the board is a prayer warrior but I also know that a lot of you are ... please pray! Rodney is fine but I need strength (A LOT!) to get through another situation that I'm not exactly sure how to handle. Maybe someone can offer suggestions so briefly ... we have a very dear family friend who is "at the end of life" and has no one emotionally close in her family to help her so she is at our house on hospice care - 24 hours, around the clock. I say she has no emotionally close family because she does have some family who live physically close to her ~ she has a twin brother and his wife but they are not close emotionally. The SIL has her POA, is POD or TOD on all finances and property, etc. She also has an estranged daughter, who is not at all listed in her will. I don't know that whole situation and Jean, our friend, has never talked about the reasons. The SIL has known since Sunday that Jean was in the hospital and, in the doctor's words, "at the final chapter of her life". Jean asked me to call the SIL to come see her and the SIL wouldn't. She said she does taxes for a living and this is her busy time of the year. The hospice social worker also called the SIL and got the same answer. She told the social worker that the twin brother had a "pulled groin muscle" and wasn't up to coming to see her, either. Jean, up until today, was coherent enough to talk to and I asked her if she wanted me to call the daughter to let her know and Jean said yes. I called and got a call back from the daughter today. The situation is that Jean's kidney's are shutting down and she has mottling on her feet so we know that the end is more than likely before the week-end is out. I called the SIL again and told her if she wanted to see Jean before she passed she needed to come tonight because I didn't know if she would be her tomorrow. She's going to "see" if she can make it tonight! The daughter is driving up (she's about 2 hours away) but is more into what I call "drama". I told her that she is more than welcome but that Jean is comfortable right now and we want her to be happy so we're not making a scene around her. I didn't put it like that when I talked, though. That's just my words here. She agreed and said she just wanted to see her mother before she passed. What I need help with is I am feeling so much resentment right now. The SIL and brother can't (or won't) come see her because they are doing taxes and have a pulled groin muscle? REALLY?! If they are coming tonight I need to remember my own advice and not create any drama but I think it will be hard to be friendly toward them when they have left her like this. Please pray for strength for me to not have these feelings and to remember this is about Jean and whatever I'm thinking/feeling doesn't matter. TIA and sorry for length.,  Sandy B., MO

0355 Helo crash (3/13/2015 5:07:11 PM):  Just heard on the news that one of the Marines killed in the crash this week had been awarded the Silver Star a week ago today. So sad that all these young lives were lost. And I hate to think of the survivor's guilt that those onboard the other helo are experiencing. I believe this is the most devastating loss of National Guard troops that Louisiana has faced since "six members of the Houma-based Company C. 2nd Battalion 156th Infantry, were killed on Jan. 6, 2005 when their Bradley Armored Fighting vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Baghdad". My nephew was in Baghdad at that time. He still wears a memorial bracelet for one of the Guardsmen. Prayers for the Marines and LNG.,  Susan, LA

0366 house (3/13/2015 6:30:54 PM):  I know I am very fortunate to be able to buy a house. I realized though that they already have 11 different documents from 3 different sources verifying my name and social security number. To want yet a twelfth document from a fourth source seems extreme. We are getting close to the end of documents though (until closing). We are supposed to close in just 17 days! Yay,  Dianne in GA

0379 My knees (3/13/2015 8:35:44 PM):  I am 37 with very bad knees wht can I take to help when I say they hurt they really hurt ,  Shannon

0386 Nerium (3/13/2015 8:56:21 PM):  I have posted before, but I am telling you if you are looking for a part time job with a full time income, look at this business. Nerium gives so much back. Please check out my website This is a fun business and if you were ever looking for something, this is it,  debb iowa

0395 Can't We All Get Along? (3/14/2015 6:15:21 AM):  Race will always be a problem in this country as long as people are allowed to separate themselves for their personal gain. What about the Black Entertainment Network, the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Nurses of NJ, the NAACP. My relations came to America in the early 1900s and were poor Italians and poor Eastern Europeans. They were called Polacks and Guineas!! But they worked hard and eased into society within a few generations. Many black people chose not to ease into society and like to be differenciated. And it is not only black people who prejudice themselves against others. I worked with a lot of Hispanic people and the Peruvians thought themselves better than the Columbians and everyone was better than the Guatemalans. Race will always be a problem as long as race baiters like Sharpton/Obama/Holder are allowed to try white people for murder twice by using a civil rights argument to avoid double jeopardy, as long as certain black people/hispanics choose to loot and steal and murder and rob. If you look at the statistics in this country, a larger percentage of black/hispanics cause more trouble than whites/asians/Europeans. I think race relations have gone downhill like a toboggan since Obama and his friends came in power and there is nothing we can do about it on their level but we can all continue to be nice to nice people no matter where their ancestors came from.,  Joanie in NJ & FL

0400 Expunging an arrest record (3/14/2015 8:36:37 AM):  If someone has an arrest record in Ohio that has been expunged, is that record completely erased - no record of it? Or is this arrest record still in the computer system for law officers to see, but certain people (like an employer doing a background check) cannot see this record? I know this is a strange question, but I am hoping that someone in Ohio will know this answer. Thanks for reading my post.,  Sheila, OH

0407 Thanks to all (3/14/2015 11:47:59 AM):  Thanks for the prayers and advice. Last night went smoother than I would have guessed that it would. Little bump or two and Rodney even raised his voice once which NEVER happens but all smoothed over and everyone even hugged when they left. Jean is still with us today. She is on "EMC status" with hospice. That means "even more care" so she has a hospice aide around the clock and a hospice nurse once every 6-ish hours. She appears comfortable. The morphine has helped even her breathing out. Last night about 10 the pharmacy delivered atropine (sp?) to help with secretions but we haven't had to use that yet and they delivered another bottle of morphine and attavair (sp?) along with Haldol which we haven't had to use yet, either. I'm happy that she's here and not in a nursing home or alone. Both of which absolutely terrified her. Rodney has been awesome. I really hit the husband lottery. Thanks, yet again, for everyone listening to me and offering prayers and advice. Will update either this evening or tomorrow on Jean.,  Sandy B., MO

0408 Postage Stamp (3/14/2015 11:54:04 AM):  Anyone on here collect postage stamps? I am trying to find out the value of a $15 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Void after June 30, 1999. Never used. It may be signed by a Sandra O'Bilen/O'Brien? (can't make out the last name). I don't know if that is the former owner or someone associated with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This is a self-adhesive single stamp. Thanks for any help.,  Vicky N., ME

0410 Craig's List (3/14/2015 11:58:19 AM):  For some reason I can now access craig's list from my home ip address again. We were unable to access it for several months from home. My husband's account was never closed and he was able to continue posting by using going to his Dad's or his brother's and posting from there. Very strange. We never figured out why our IP address was blocked or why we were finally unblocked!,  Joanne VT

0411 Coupon/shopping buddy (3/14/2015 12:20:30 PM):  Hi everybody, I'm just wondering if there is anyone out there from Columbia/Jefferson City Missouri area? I don't really know anyone in this area and it would be great to get to know other fellow frugal friends. It would be nice to keep in touch with someone here who we can share deals and information together. If anyone is interested please let me know. HAVE A GREAT DAY! ,  Jodi, MO

0429 getting along (3/14/2015 3:59:50 PM):  Ok does it bother anyone that we are not one nation under god?Think of all the indian tribes they are seprate nations with their own laws.,  laura ca

0434 Jane (3/14/2015 7:15:44 PM):  I read your post about the MS church bombing and the girls that were killed. There was a church bombing in AL that killed 4 tween girls in the 60's. Klan members were responsible and ultimately found guilty of murder in the 70's. One man many years later was found guilty of participating in the bombing but 3 were found guilty in the 70's of murder. I googled to read about the MS bombing but couldn't find it. Where in MS did it happen?,  Anna, AL

0439 Wills (3/15/2015 12:52:18 AM):  I am looking at a will dated l980. The will uses the terminology "fee simple" The will states - if the other spouse is pre-deceased that when the last spouse dies the property that is left is absolutely and in fee simple to my children to share and share alike. Does anyone know what this means? My question is if one of children (grown) pre-deceases the remaining sibling(s) do the remaining siblings divide what is left? Or does the share of the deceased sibling go to their children? I understand from having my own will done that is in done per "stirpes means if any of my children predecease me their portion wil go to their children. Per stirpes” is a term used in wills to describe how property should be distributed when a beneficiary (who has children) dies before the will maker. I am just wondering if this different terminology of leaving it to the child fee simple means something different from the stirpes. At this point I understand the remaining parent has dementia and can't make a will or change it to the way they want it because they are not mentally capable to?,  Confused

0440 Racism (3/15/2015 1:58:04 AM):  Interesting discussion. In this country, when the topic is discussed, it's often considered "White VS (fill in the blank)" But look around the world - every area has examples of racism - huge amounts of racism exist throughout Africa, Middle East, Asia. Basically, anywhere one group of people someone separate themselves from another group and consider themselves superior. And that's not also taking into account different divides including religion, language and culture overall. Racism is a condition of the HEART - not of the eyes,  Nancy B, MI

0442 puzzle (3/15/2015 7:10:31 AM):  Last week's challenge: Take a familiar phrase in the form "[blank] and [blank]." Put the second word in front of the first, and you'll name a common part of a large company. What is it? Answer: "Room and board," boardroom Next week's challenge: Parables of Jesus is an old collection of stories. Remove three of the 15 letters in this phrase and rearrange the 12 letters that remain to get another old collection of stories. What is it? ,  MAC--WI

0450 March Madness (3/15/2015 8:20:38 AM):  The teams selected will be shown on ESPN starting at 7PM EDT. The best sports entertainment on TV (JMHO). Kentucky is the favorite to go all of the way since they have an undefeated season, but some teams came close to beating them this season.,  Bob, PA

0460 Meeting snack suggestion (3/15/2015 11:46:16 AM):  I'm in my county's Rescue Squad Auxiliary. I make the snack for out monthly meeting which will occur this Wednesday. I try to tie the snack in to any holiday that occurs during the month. St. Patrick's Day occurs the day before our meeting. For last months meeting, I made heart shaped shortbread cut outs. And drizzled the baked cookies with dark chocolate glaze. So I didn't want to do shamrock cut outs sprinkled with green sugar. I thought of doing chocolate chip drop cookie or bar cookie. But substituting green & white jimmies or M&M chocolates that have green & white shells for the chocolate chips. Has anyone ever used M&M chocolates instead of chocolate chips in those cookies? And can I find M&M's in green & white shells in a regular bag of M&M's? I would be making this snack up tomorrow or Tuesday for the Wednesday morning meeting. Does someone have another suggestion for the meeting snack tied into St. Patrick's Day?,  Virginia Ann S VA

0468 Rubbermaid lids (3/15/2015 2:31:54 PM):  Is there anywhere you can order replacement lids for Rubbermaid or ?? (another brand of storage bins Walmart carries)? Over the years, the bottoms are still holding up well, but the tops are starting to crack. I don't want to replace the entire bin if I can just get lids.,  Lynn

0473 I'm getting old (3/15/2015 4:17:49 PM):  I think I'm getting old. Went to P.F. Chang's for lunch today. I think the kids in there were on red Kool Aid. I know kids can't be expected to sit still and quiet, but my goodness! One child shrieked (nails on a blackboard shrieking) the entire 90 minutes that I was in there. Could hear it clear across the restaurant. No one ever took him/her outside to settle them down. A little girl must have thought she was at Chuckie Cheese b/c she jumped on the booth (thankfully she was not sitting behind me) the entire time also. Jumping like she was in the ball pit, her arms flailing and seeing how high she could jump. No one ever told her she needed to sit. I felt bad for the people sitting at the other end of the long banquette booth. Then I stopped at Copelands for a slice of cheesecake to go. I'm 2nd person at the register, no one else around besides the two of us. After the lady in front of me leaves, this lady comes up to the side case and tells the clerk what she wants & the clerk proceeds to fix her cheesecake! I could feel my jaw drop open! I looked at the server and said, "I KNOW you didn't see me standing right in front of the register." She just looked at me. The lady said "I was here first." Told her that I was in line behind another lady and she just finished her purchase so I don't think so. She then told me "Well, I was here before but had to take my child to the bathroom. Have a blessed day!" (That just drives me nuts b/c most times when I hear it, it's after someone has just chewed someone out and if that person responds, it's like the 1st person doesn't know what to say so they use that phrase like it makes it all better and leaves you speechless so they have the last word.) Didn't see a child anywhere around and I'm not positive, but fairly certain that she came in through the front door, not from the direction of the restrooms, which are way in the back. I wanted to tell her "Then you weren't in line, were YOU?" I told the server that if she had said, I'll be with you in a moment but I need to wait on this lady first, that w/h been OK, "but don't ignore me". I just walked out. Felt like telling her to see if that lady was going to leave a tip on a to-go order b/c she just missed out on the tip she would have received from me. ,  Susan, LA

0483 Prayers for DH (3/15/2015 6:00:18 PM):  My DH has been having pain down his left arm for a couple of weeks and just told me tonight. He told me Friday that he felt like his blood pressure was up, and upon checking it, it was, He has never had HBP. I called Friday for an appt with our doc and we have one tomorrow at 8 AM, so I'm asking for prayers that it may be nothing, but I'm thinking that he'll be referred to the cardio guy for a heart workup. Please pray. Thanks.,  Nancy, LA

0485 Been Laying Low (3/15/2015 7:14:18 PM):  Haven't been on here for few days. Just been resting. Back is lot better with just few twinges here & there. Actually did go to gym on Friday & did very light workout. No standing ones & only 2 sets of 10. Anyway I am still good. I have question though. I used them in past but for some reason stopped. I want to get some compression bags to pack winter stuff up in. Are the ziplock ones good quality or what do you prefer. ,  Vicki, Va.

0486 update/To tell or not to tell (3/15/2015 7:33:29 PM):  last week I posted about seeing my friends Ex with his girlfriend after he told my friend he wanted to get back together. Well glad I kept my mouth shut, because she told me today that he has decided not to try and reconcile and he is getting back together with his girlfriend. Glad I stayed out of it and she never has to know I saw them together. ,  Doreen,MI

0491 Swagbucks (3/15/2015 8:06:28 PM):  I just redeemed for a $25 wal mart e card for 2200 swag bucks. This was not under on sale. Under redeem and then department stores. ,  Penny in MO

0501 RIP Jean (3/15/2015 9:28:36 PM):  Thanks to everyone, again, for the prayers and advice. Tonight at 9:35 PM I gave Jean her comfort meds and the hospice aide and I were looking at her feet. We heard a little gasp and looked up. She took a couple more breaths after that and at 9:42 took her last breath. RIP Jean!,  Sandy B., MO

0510 Will (3/16/2015 12:59:40 AM):  Thank you for the responses on the will that says "fee simple" and share and share alike where the parent leaves everything to the children. (written 35 years ago) It looks like one of now grown of course children may not be alive when the last parent dies. We remaining children (50's and 60's) wonder if the ill sibling - stage IV's share would go to his children. This sibling lives out of town and his children (grown also now) live out of town - l of them and the other in another state pretty far away. These children (men 23 and 26) never went to see their grandparents - rarely as kids - never since then. The parents divorced and the children lived with the parent not related to me. One of the grandparents already gone. No visits/phone calls/cards - nothing to the grandparents for the last l0 years or whatever. My parents wouldn't even recognize them if they saw a picture of them. So I am wondering if these kids get a share of the estate. If the remaining parent with dementia could rewrite her will I feel sure she would not want them to get very much at all - if anything. I certainly understand the dementia but somehow it doesn't seem right if circumstance changed in the 35 yrs. since the will was written - you never thought your child would die before you that the person could not change the will if they so desired because of dementia...,  Confused

0518 Headed Home (3/16/2015 9:19:49 AM):  Headed home this afternoon. Flying from Indy to Chicago to Atlanta then driving 2 hours. Not a calm flyer. The trip up was turbulent so hoping for a smoother flight back.,  Susan, SC

0522 Bumping up-bless your heart (3/16/2015 9:43:59 AM):  You mentioned the phrase "bless your heart" not being a nice one. It can go either way. We say it a lot. Most times you say it to someone if they've had a rough time or a lot on their plate, if they are telling you their troubles and you don't know what else to say. "Bless your heart" covers it all. BUT, there is a time when you can say it to someone, and always with a smile on your face, and it means that you are telling them to go to a place where it's extrememly hot! If you do it correctly, they really think you are being nice to them.,  Susan, LA

0524 rental cars (3/16/2015 10:04:04 AM):  Has anyone rented a car & later when they received their credit card statement found they were billed for a traffic infraction? This seems like a huge class action lawsuit to me. No chance to go to court to dispute it. I was just reading While I understand it would be very expensive for Hertz to just pay them, this doesn't seem kosher to me. I am planning to rent a car for a week to go out of state & was trying to do some searching about who to go with & who to avoid.,  No Hertz for me

0528 Dairy Queen (3/16/2015 10:38:02 AM):  Don't forget today is a free small vanilla cone at DQ. I think the last time I went there, I was surprised how large a small is & was around $1.80. DQ doing a fund raiser at same time as free cone for Children's Miracle Network. Figuring a dollar for each cone comes out to a win for them & a win for the 3 of us. Enjoy!,  yum

0533 Prayers for DH (3/16/2015 11:02:08 AM):  A LA gal posted here that her husband had been dealing with left arm pain for 2 weeks. His problem reminded me of our VA governor who was on an African Safari with his family during late December. The horse he was on got spooked & he was thrown off the horse. He had chest pains from being thrown. A Paramedic in the area checked him out & thought he'd only pulled a muscle. The governor was having too much fun to cut short the family vacation & fly back to Virginia. It was the first time in a long time all of his immediate family had been together on vacation! The pain worsened during the rest of the trip. When he came back home, he soon left on a trip to Phoenix or Las Vegas for a conference, still hurting. He soon started having breathing problems. His Doctor gave him an instrument to measure oxygen levels in his blood.When the levels started dropping, he was in my Hampton Roads area for a certain ceremony. He called his Doctor who allowed him to finish his visit. He then flew back to Richmond & checked himself into a hospital. Doctors found he had fractured several ribs. And one lung was starting to partially collapse! He was getting fluid surrounding the lung. Was immediately put in surgery to drain the blood from his chest. Then more blood was drawn from the chest the next day. he was in the hospital several days before he was allowed to go back to the governor's mansion. According to our newspaper, he's now in Florida on vacation. But no horses are involved this trip!,  Virginia Ann S VA

0535 FOY Code (3/16/2015 11:19:01 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code 619s1lq0y worth 18 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

0537 To Sue, re taxes (3/16/2015 11:52:43 AM):  Hi, Sue -- Thank you for the good wishes concerning working on taxes! I'm a little late this year in starting, so it's a bit stressful. Best of everything to you, too!,  Alice Dodge, OR

0540 Dust Mop (3/16/2015 12:19:26 PM):  I need a new dust mop. I've used my O'Cedar dust mop for years, and loved it. All I can find in the stores now, is the "microfiber" style. I really just want a plain ol dust mop. Thanks for any help. ,  Gerry Fl

0547 Pintrest (3/16/2015 12:51:02 PM):  I am brand new to this site about 5 days ago & feeling kind of lost. Actually a lot lost. I pinned a couple things & now I am getting emails says someone else pinned same thing & where they pinned it. I don't know these people from a bale of hay so why I am I getting these notices? I don't care what they do & hope no one is getting notices saying what I did. But I bet they are. It isn't my business or the business of anyone else. Is there a way to make them stop???? If I can't then I guess I am done with that site.,  already get to much email

0549 airbags (3/16/2015 1:37:01 PM):  Mom bought a 2007 Honda Accord today. We are pretty sure the airbags are probably not working due to age & thinking heat & cold probably takes toll on them. Anyone have any clue what they should run to have replaced? I think only a Honda dealer can replace them, right? She is insists on getting them even though she just got rid of a car 19 yrs old & it only had the original airbags. What is the life expectancy of an airbag? I'm just guessing 5-7 yrs. ,  daughter

0551 onion/pepper savers (3/16/2015 2:08:06 PM):  Has anyone bought either of these and if so how do they work? I have seen them at Christmas Tree store and have thought about buying them>,  cheryl ny

0560 Mark (3/16/2015 3:44:20 PM):  If you are from "Cobbs Creek", thank you for the card for Mark. I will include it with my next package, probably the week before Easter. Mark actually got to go home for a few days last week, before going back to the hospital for more chemo on Friday. But at least he had a few days of somewhat "normalcy". Updates are here, for anyone interested. (BTW, Mark is my friend's 15 y.o. son w/ a brain tumor.)< MD

0567 San Francisco rents (3/16/2015 6:19:35 PM):  A local landlord made news, by raising the rent on a small house from $2100 to $8600. The animosity against this landlord is so severe that she temporarily closed her small corner grocery, for fear of retribution. I noticed that someone defaced the storefront with a sign reading, "GREED".,  Grace Basham, CA

0583 Nancy's husband (3/16/2015 10:55:04 PM):  I see you posted about the onion saver and it made me wonder, how did ya'll make out at the doctor?,  Susan, LA

0592 Prayers Immediately (3/17/2015 8:32:10 AM):  This is the special prayer request I have been asking for. I don't know if this will be posted before 10:30 my time. But please pray hard for God's will in this situation concerning my dd; sil and grandson. Will explain later. Thanks.,  Janice/Ok

0605 Appropriate time for a Funny (3/17/2015 10:32:46 AM):  Something hilarious happened the night Jean passed but I didn't think it would have been appropriate to post it the same day. Jean, herself, would have thought this was funny so here goes. We have three dogs (Blake, Frank and Emmy). The two boys, Blake and Frank, are our juvenile delinquents with ADD and Emmy is our 13 year old female who is pretty sure she's human. After Jean took her last breath we took off her oxygen and covered her with the sheet. Then I told the hospice aide I was going to put the "dogs" out (meaning the two boys). Emmy was asleep in her bed in the corner of the living room behind the recliner. The TV was off and we were sitting quietly waiting for the hospice nurse and the funeral home. Shanay was sitting on the corner of the couch which was right up against the hospital bed where Jean was laying. Jean had horrible claustrophobia so we chose to set her bed up in the living room instead of a bedroom. After it was quiet for a few minutes Emmy, who was under her blanket, started snoring. Shanay heard it and jumped up like she'd been scalded and said, "Who is that snoring?". She wouldn't look at the hospital bed when she said it. She was scared to death that Jean was "back" AFTER AN HOUR. I should have messed with her and said, "maybe Jean" but I didn't. I told her it was Emmy. She had been so scared she had tears, even. I hope you can picture the scene in your head and see the humor in that.,  Sandy B., MO

0607 US Weekly Mag. (3/17/2015 10:59:50 AM):  I cannot find a phone # for US Weekly Mag.I subscribed to it thinking it was going to cost $2.00 and I just got my credit card and was charged full price. I would appreciate any help. TIA,  Marge, MO

0628 Michele E (3/17/2015 8:50:12 PM):  What is the latest on Chloe? ,  Lynn

0630 Damon (3/17/2015 9:13:26 PM):  There is good news here! Damon's kidney is working. He is making urine. He has been discharged from the hospital to Family House (kind of like a Ronald McDonald House). His labs are looking good. He gets his shunt taken out tomorrow. Thank all of you for your prayers. I really believe they made all the difference. ,  elizabeth va

0632 Recall Notice (3/17/2015 10:45:19 PM):  CreaMiser refrigerated creamer dispensers recalled by WhiteWave due to fire hazard: Researcher

0633 Please Vote: (3/18/2015 1:57:16 AM):  Please support Niagara County Community College and vote for Tripp once per day; much appreciated! Please vote: VOTE for TRIPP in ROUND 1, GAME 9. ,  Pat, Always Votes

0634 Car Interior Cleaner (3/18/2015 3:09:29 AM):  Hello, Looking for a product to clean juice stains off interior of car. Trying to avoid a detailing bill.,  hb nj

0635 Janice (3/18/2015 7:26:14 AM):  I just wanted to mention that with the situation that your DD and S-I-L are in with losing their job they may want to consult an attorney. Since your DD has kept a log of problems with the supervisor an attorney may be able to get them what they need/deserve.,  Been there done that

0639 Books (3/18/2015 10:07:39 AM):  The Teen Challenge Thrift Store in Milwaukie, OR at SE McLoughlin Blvd & Courtney Avenue is having a sale on books - 25 cents each and every book - hardbound or softbound - you can purchase as much as you want. Open Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,  Barb, OR

0640 Hospital socks (3/18/2015 11:21:52 AM):  The other day someone was posting about hospital socks, but I forgot who it was. If you still need them I have two pair that I can send to you. Email me at,  Sandy B., MO

0642 From Debbie, OR (3/18/2015 11:49:17 AM):  Last weeks Chemo did a number on me and I wasn't able to get out of bed from Tuesday to Tuesday. I also have a head cold which may have made it worse. Lost about 15 lbs as I couldn't keep anything down. Much better today. Thanks for thinking of me.,  Debbie, OR

0647 DD/SIL (3/18/2015 1:02:01 PM):  Thanks for your prayers. They are appealing the ruling, but NOT to get their job back. The call was a conference call to HR. The letter was read by an assistant of the "boss." I think she was too chicken to handle it. She is the trouble maker out there. It is a blessing in disguise. DD and sil are talking about going to school. They will be able to get unemployment. They have several options of where to live; of of which is with us. My dd has my weird sense of humor. She talked of standing on the corner with a sign that said homeless; jobless; will work for Panera Bread and crafts from JoAnn's. :) The teens in their care were more than a job. They loved the kids and treated them as their own. To the "boss" the kids are a "number" for their count. It will all work out, but it hurts to be accused of things you didn't do.,  Janice/Ok

0651 Swagbucks Code (3/18/2015 2:02:08 PM):  BigSearchWins for 3 SB until 2pm PST/5pm EST! ,  Melody, WA

0652 Post It note collections? (3/18/2015 2:42:23 PM):  Touring a college yesterday, we say a collection, for lack of a better word, of Post It items. They were in an organizer and there were the typical square sticky note pads, some paper flags and other types of Post It items useful for college students. Unfortunately, no one thought to take a picture of it. Does anyone have an idea of what I'm talking about and where to get one?,  Susan near Houston

0655 Please vote (3/18/2015 2:48:57 PM):  If you are on Facebook, could you please vote for this picture for my daughter? You can only vote once, so if you voted last time I posted, you can't do it again. 1039883682694232.1073741829.139862729363003/1059923440690256/? type=1&theater It's easy to vote, just click "like." Thanks.,  GEri P -

0661 doctor (3/18/2015 5:04:50 PM):  I asked a couple of doctors about my primary doctor who disappeared.. of course they are not at liberty to say much but its pretty much a done deal that she is done being a doctor. I knew her health wasnt great I wasnt trying to get personal info but as a patient I felt i was entitled to know the practice was closing and how to get records. No signs on the door and the phone was disconnected. I'm seeing a new doctor on Monday,  JudyB LA

0674 Friend (3/18/2015 7:11:03 PM):  Just recd. disturbing phone call from a friend and former neighbor who told me she had been in the hospital for several days. Been knowing her for 25 years and our DHs were very good friends. She has had some health issues---falls, etc. I fully expect to get a call one day saying that she did not wake up that morning. When she talks, she has trouble getting her thoughts out. She always spoke slowly, like you want to drag it out of her but now she can't get her thoughts together. When we have a conversation, there's a lot of 'uh uh uh'. A few weeks ago, she said that she was very sleepy all day and thinks that she took some of her meds and forgot that she had and took them again. Said that she and her daughter (who is a nurse) had gone out to eat last week. She felt strange and things were going dim. Her daughter kept asking her questions to keep her conscious. Tried to get up to make it to the restroom, but didn't. EMS was called. They said that her BP had bottomed-out. Don't think that she realizes what happened. She is most upset b/c of the commotion that she caused in the restaurant and that she lost control of her bodily functions. Said that they gave her 2 injections in her stomach to prevent blood clots. (Not sure about that, maybe the clot buster drug??) I know her daughter had a lot on her plate, but there are 2 of us that still live in the neighborhood that are very close to her mom. Surprised that we didn't get a phone call. She knows we look out for her mom and let her know when we think something isn't right, even though we live about 20 miles away from her. If we call and don't get an answer after several attempts on both phones, we check with each other to see if either of us has heard from her and then we call her daughter. My friend actually fussed at me one day b/c she got dizzy and she said Don't call my daughter! She was told that she is on the verge of not being able to live on her own. I told her that if ever I thought that I needed to call her, I would. It's hard b/c she has always been very independent. ,  A friend

0687 In need of great deals for fundraiser (3/19/2015 6:53:04 AM):  I am in need of many filler items for baskets, that I am making for an upcoming Silent Auction/Raffle. If you see any deals that are too good to pass up please remember me. I am working full time plus trying to organize this fundraiser on my own so I often miss the great deal or don't have the time to search for them. I'm looking for items that can be used instead of baskets, items that can be used in baskets or really anything! Just email me at if you see something you think I could use. You here in this board are the experts in deals so I know I can count on you to find me these deals. Thanks in Advance! ,  Karen K Pa

0690 eMail (3/19/2015 7:42:12 AM):  If anyone has tried to email me- it didn't get to me, evidently, the CSP domain went down and I didn't realize it because I have several email addresses and email was still coming in from those addresses. It's back up and running, so if I didn't answer you, please send it again-Thanks!,  Sharon B., VA

0693 Puzzle (3/19/2015 8:50:35 AM):  I saw lots of comments that the puzzle had been solved, but don't think anyone posted what they got. Is Aesop's Fables everyone's answer? At least that is what I came up with.,  MAC--WI

0696 Smart Source? (3/19/2015 10:14:24 AM):  Hello, Michele -- So far I haven't found a listing for the Smart Source insert for March 22. Will there be one ,or will it just be the Red Plum?,  Alice Dodge, OR

0708 Mystery-Louisville OH (3/19/2015 1:21:21 PM):  Someone from OH sent me a number of Boost and Ensure coupons, but I have no need for them. I think it was sent to me by mistake. If you will email me at I will see that the coupons are sped on their way to the right person.,  Sharon in Mild MI

0709 ways to make beans tender? (3/19/2015 1:35:23 PM):  Canned beans are usually tender enough. But with DRY beans (like red kidney beans), it's a challenge having the skins be tender. I read not to add salt to later in the cooking process. It does help, but sometimes the skins are still a bit on the hard side. I've had to cook for someone who's having chewing issues. Wondering if anyone has any other ways they cook DRY BEANS that works to make the beans real tender and also what TYPES of BEANS u've found to be best in this regard, if ur a bean connoisseur : 0 ) Thank you.,  arlene FL

0710 Dishwasher? (3/19/2015 1:36:59 PM):  Needing a new dishwasher, what do u recommend, looked at Bosch one, it looked good, but higher price.,  Mrs. C

0712 Disturbing (3/19/2015 2:10:33 PM):  The April edition of the Atlantic magazine has two articles that are eye opening. One is about the 12 step program that AA conducts. AA advertises that they have a 75% success rate but has no figures to substantiate that claim. A Harvard researcher did an extensive study and found that their success rate is between 5 and 8%. The other article was about the rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. This is caused by the millions of Islamists that have migrated to Europe in the past few decades. This bothers me personally. I am not Jewish, but have had employees And co-workers that were Jews and they are hard working respectable people. Some people think that all Jews are rich, which they're not. There are many poor Jews and you never hear them demand government handouts. Many discoveries in the medical field and other areas of science were found by Jewish researchers. I can't think of a single thing that Islamists have contributed to society, except chaos.,  Bob, PA

0715 Kitchen sink (3/19/2015 2:32:55 PM):  Anyone have a single sink in their kitchen? What do you find are the pros and cons of having a single sink or a two-sided sink?,  Julie, MI

0738 Basketball (3/19/2015 6:22:12 PM):  I may have already lost in my brackets!! Major upsets already today. We have a family competition then did one at work that is just for fun. Hope other basketball fans are doing better than me!!,  susan, SC

0739 Bake Sale/Fundraiser (3/19/2015 6:23:34 PM):  I have a granddaughter that desires to be a missionary. She is finishing her college education and has spent the last 3 summers working towards that goal. She will be having fundraiser at our church coming up the end of April. We will be baking different types of quick breads, cupcakes, brownies, cookies and making almond bark covered pretzels. What other types of goodies do you think would sell well? Thanks so much for your upcoming ideas.,  Marge,OK

0748 Easter Brunch (3/19/2015 9:00:52 PM):  I'm looking for suggestions for an Easter brunch I am having for my family. I had it last year and made a coffee cake which everyone loves, and had a big bowl of fresh fruit, both of which I'll do again. However, last year I also did scrambled eggs and bacon which was not a problem because my oldest grandson was only about 10 months old and on baby food and breastmilk (this year his little brother has that role lol). Unfortunately, Evan (dgs) is allergic to eggs and milk, among other things, and they don't give him bacon. So I'm looking for ideas for a few more things to serve that would appeal to the adults as well as a 22-month old, but not made with eggs (or milk) as a main ingredient. Thanks.,  Gina, CT

0752 Recall Notices (3/19/2015 9:59:21 PM):  Spinrite recalls Bernat Tizzy Yarn due to entanglement hazard:
Child’s catastrophic brain injury prompts recall of residential elevators. Sold exclusively by Coastal Carolina Elevators due to crushing hazard: Researcher

0759 Could use some ideas... (3/19/2015 11:51:02 PM):  Our annual Lotus Festival is July 11 & 12 and the Improvement Association plans to have a table. One of our goals is to enlarge our e-list. What brings folks to the table? Raffle prizes, of course! So, we've already voted to have my one friend create a yummy basket, lotus-themed and colored. It'll have chocolate-covered pretzel sticks, cake pops and whatever other deliciousness she wants to add. (She just started her own catering company on the side so all that attention will help her, too.) So, looking for ideas for non-edibles for the basket. Also, I like the idea of a lottery scratcher wreath but how to work that into the lotus theme? If something else comes to mind, let me know. There were40k attendees last year but only a small fraction came by the table. We're stepping up our game this year for the expected 100k. Thanks in advance,  Susan R., CA

0761 Hand Pies?? (3/20/2015 4:04:44 AM):  What are "Hand Pies"? I've never heard that term before. I think you mean something like turnovers.,  Susan, SC

0773 Foy Code (3/20/2015 9:05:39 AM):  w841x6kdf worth 20 points for 2 more,  Vicki, Va.

0774 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (3/20/2015 9:09:15 AM):  SmartEnergy Expires: 03/20/2015 at 11:00 PM EST. Worth 12 points.,  Melody, WA

0775 Zoombucks Code (3/20/2015 9:12:27 AM):  2015FIRSTDAYOFSPRING Worth 3 points, no expiration listed.,  Melody, WA

0778 Swagbucks Code (3/20/2015 10:12:17 AM):  NaturalBeauty Until 10 AM PDT worth 3 points.,  Melody, WA

0786 Freaked Hubby Out (3/20/2015 11:23:05 AM):  I came home from shopping and hubby asked how much did all the shopping cost. I calmly replied $175.00. Hubby freaked and yelled out We can't afford that right now. To which I told him cool your jets. After sales,coupons, gift certificates and the rest of my birthday money only $45.00 came out of charge account. He began to breathe again. Love our way of shopping. Got some real nice blouses for skirts I made and some bras on sale. Just had a nice day being out & about.,  Vicki, Va.

0793 Shoebox project (3/20/2015 12:51:39 PM):  I hope you're not tired of reading my posts about this, but I really wanted to share. We have a lady who is making the pillowcase dresses and I'm working to find shoes, socks, undies and t-shirts to co-ordinate with them. She's sewing faster than I can find stuff. Another gal is crocheting hats to go with them. It is so much fun to think about a young girl opening her box and finding a complete outfit with all the other things we include. Of course, I'm using all the bargain hunting skills that I've learned over the years from this site. Just this week, we were able to find new, cute shoes for $3 from Walmart and some $5 shoes (Dora the Explorer) at Dollar General. Then I used an Mperks reward from Meijer to get a package of little girls' undies for free. So I'm on a bargain shoebox shopping high.,  Sharon in Warm MI

0796 Question (3/20/2015 1:23:31 PM):  Is there a place to go to just ask if somebody has one thing I might need? I tried to post his morning and it didn't appear. I know it was technically a trade so it was thrown out. I never trade, don't have enough things to do so, don't understand the traders pages or conferences and don't want to receive emails. It doesn't happen very often that I am just looking for one thing. Where can I ask this? The other side really isn't a Roak board either, but things people don't want are offered there. I have given away things myself over there. So is there no place we can ask if someone has something they don't need? Maybe I should have just asked if anyone had a so and so to share and not offered anything in return. Then it wouldn't have been a trade. I don't know. I don't want to start a debate but anything helpful would be appreciated. Thanks.,  Sue, MI

0801 Spring (3/20/2015 2:28:27 PM):  Welcome Spring. I went out today to look around since most of, but not all of the snow has melted. Was looking around my many flower beds, and discovered I have a huge mole problem. There are tunnels everywhere. Guess I'll have to figure out how to get rid of them. ,  Jackie A., PA

0811 Does chocolate constipate you? (3/20/2015 4:50:48 PM):  I signed up this week as an independent chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries and was at Target tonight buying about 6 bags of chocolate to put in my launch party invitations. When the cashier rang them up a catalina for SIX DOLLARS on Benefiber was spit out. Of course, six bags of chocolate aren't for me but if I did eat them would they constipate me?,  Sandy B., MO

0824 FOY Code (3/20/2015 7:10:15 PM):  86lu3312m for 27 points for one more. ,  Vicki, Va.

0825 Another FOY Code (3/20/2015 7:17:17 PM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code sgqpycqom worth 26 Hulk Coins for use by 1 more.,  Vicki, Va.

0826 Awesome Gifthulk Day (3/20/2015 7:28:20 PM):  I got 500 points for reaching the platinum level. I bought 50 hulk coins for 125 points. This is what I got 2 jokers, 55 points for getting right card both suit & rank, 2 FOY Codes, & 6% boost for next 12 hours. That was quite fun!,  Vicki, Va.

0833 does anyone remember...... (3/20/2015 8:11:19 PM):  There was a girl, 13 I think, in Oakland, CA that something terrible happened during a tonsillectomy. I kinda remember her picture with big smile & kinda chubby, cute kid. Drs at the Oakland hospital said she was brain dead. Drs from outside that hospital declared the same thing. Her parents wouldn't hear of that & demanded she be kept on life support & then found a rehab center for her. I think the one she was going to was out of state & that seemed odd. As the parent, you would want to pull up stakes, quit your job & move to same state. It seems like that has been at least a year ago. Has anyone ever heard an update on her? I was reading Bobbi Kristina Brown had been moved to rehab & it reminded me of this young girl. Brown & her dad have enough money to keep her in rehab all her natural life, but suspecting the other family are not anywhere near that...although they could be after they sue the Dr & hospital. ,  just wondering

0835 Appliance Girl -- dryer: (3/20/2015 8:23:13 PM):  I have a basic Whirlpool dryer that's about 6 (?) years old. For the last month, it's been taking longer and longer to dry clothes. It's now taking about 2 hours (!) for a normal load. At the same time, I'm noticing that I'm getting nowhere the amount of lint in the lint trap, which I clean after every use. This is particularly strange because I've been washing/drying a lot of woolen fabric to use in braided rug projects. In fact, when I open the dryer door after the first hour to check on the progress, most of the lint is on the interior of the dryer door in a soggy mess around the gasket. Anthony pulled the dryer out and checked the long dryer vent "tube" that leads outside. He said he got a lot of "stuff" out of there but it didn't improve the drying which is still taking longer and longer. Any ideas? Thanks!,  Jane, CA

0836 Windows 7 vs 8.1 (3/20/2015 8:27:33 PM):  I bought my laptop in 2008 or 2009, probably 2009. It came with Vista which was a disaster, so I installed Windows 7. I've been thinking about buying a new laptop for a variety of reason, but I want to know if 8.1 is good, bad, or indifferent. I know there's an 8.1 because Windows 8 had a lot of problems, but I haven't heard anything about 8.1.,  Jane, CA

0841 Cedar Point, Ohio (3/20/2015 11:07:14 PM):  Can anyone tell me what and where the best deal is to purchase tickets to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio. Also a nice motel/hotel to stay at and it doesn't have to be right by the park. Thank you!,  Judy S. VA

0847 Section 8 Housing (3/21/2015 8:46:50 AM):  Do any of you know why Section 8 housing gives you more money on your voucher when you get a job?? My thought would be to reduce your voucher amount. Also say your voucher is for 1000.00 if you find a home for 1100.00 can you pay the 100.00 per month difference I'm a realtor and need to know,  Lynda/SFL

0853 shelf for small cabinet? (3/21/2015 10:00:13 AM):  We have a camper with cabinets that are approximate 20 wide x 10 deep by 8 inches high. These are hard to getA to over the dinette. I am looking for something sturdy like a box from a tube of toothpaste that I can put in the back to stack cans on so that they are more easily identified. I do not think the pre-made 3-tiered shelf racks will work. Any ideas of something shaped like a box for a long tube of toothpaste? The lighter weight the better. Thanks! ,  Lori OH

0858 Food Stamps (3/21/2015 11:27:58 AM):  found a CRT today that was paid with food stamps and it is Lipton Brisk tea, can of Coke, Pringles and cheetos. So glad my tax dollars are being put to such good use.,  Joanie B of NJ & FL

0863 Vera in MI (3/21/2015 12:03:03 PM):  Could you email me regarding the shoebox project?,  Sharon in Sorta Sunny MI

0866 Niagra Falls (3/21/2015 1:03:01 PM):  My husband surprised me and is taking me to Niagra Falls for my birthday in May! I have mobility issues so I'll be passing on the Maid of the Mist and behind the falls. I'll be avoiding anywhere will hills or that's too wet and slippery. I'm excited for the butterfly conservatory and hopefully a penquin encounter at the aquarium, Chocolate World and the Sweet Shoppe. Those are the things I've found online so far. Does anyone know anywhere else fun they would recommend? Thank you!,  Julie in Mass

0872 Daughter and Family (3/21/2015 2:55:26 PM):  They are moving this weekend from their cottage where they were house parents. They were finally given until Sunday at 5 instead of Friday. She went to HR to talk to them but they still wouldn't say why. It has to be one in writing withint 10 days. During the time they were put on sick leave, he went to see his dad on Spring break.(His mother died at Christmas). While on sick leave she drove a school bus for 2 evening so her friend could go to Area basketball game her son was participating in. She paid her out of her pocket. We are drawing for straws, maybe they got mad at that. Who knows. I think it will end up backfiring on her main boss.But, we know that God has something else for them. They are not dishonest and they are hardworkers. Her dh is a little mad at my dd about it. He thinks she is probably at fault. I am prejudice but she does 90 % of the work. He cooks some because he likes to do that. It will be a relief for her in a sense. We have asked them to live with us to save them $$. Keep praying for them.,  Janice/Ok

0874 Brenner is ONE year old!!! (3/21/2015 3:07:11 PM):  We got an invitation to a big party for God's Miracle Baby...Brenner is one year old on April 8!!!! There will be a huge party for one candle on a cake in West Fargo, ND on April 18. If you couldn't see the oxygen tube in his nose you wouldn't know that he's a sick baby. There is a walk to raise money for the March of Dimes at 9 AM and the invitation to walk with them was included. Someone crocheted the cutest little fireman pants and hat which he wears in the photo. The latest medical report is that Brenner has a hole in his heart. They are waiting until July. He would have surgery sometime after that if the hole doesn't heal on it's own.,  Google Researcher

0875 Rude and crazy (3/21/2015 3:11:47 PM):  Was in Best Buy and the salesperson asked the lady next to me if she needed help. She was 65+. She said Yes and in this really sarcastic & impatient tone he said "Well, what do you NEED?" It was so strange that it made me turn around to look. She was looking for a phone that she didn't need a landline for and had researched on the manufacturer's website. He tried to give her one model and she told him that it says right on the box that it required a landline. So he walks off. As he was walking off, I turned and told her that she was better than I was b/c I would have told him immediately after he used that tone where he could stick it. Boy, was that a mistake! He was rude and she was nuts. Talking extremely loud and asking if I saw the word doormat written all over her you know what face, only she said the word. I was so embarrassed and tried to end it by telling her to have a nice day and moving on. But she proceeded to move along with me. I finally was able to shake her loose. ,  Susan, LA

0876 Friend's b'day (3/21/2015 3:36:05 PM):  Went to lunch with my friend today for her b'day. Our other friend (the one that her BP bottomed-out last week) was supposed to go with us, and maybe the b'day girl's DIL (who is not my favorite person, but her son is even less of a favorite). The friend did not go because she was feeling like she did that day last week. The lady's son also showed up (yuk!) This lady pays for her granddaughter's college tuition and apartment rent. They were talking about how she comes to visit at the end of the month and it gives them time to see her when they otherwise would not and she picks up rent check at the same time. What is it with grandkids that don't have time for those that do so much for them?! When the bill came, the b'day lady paid her own check. Son and DIL made no move to get it. Granddaughter (who works at the restaurant) did pay for her cheesecake. I didn't realize until it was all done because she said she didn't need any change back. I made a comment that she had to pay for her own b'day meal?? Son and DIL both have full-time jobs and her meal was only a sandwich so I'm betting with drink, tax and tip was only $15. After all she has paid toward their daughter, they couldn't even pick up the tab!! Like I said, I don't like the son (dates back to an incident many years ago) plus his constant sarcastic attitude. He asked if I still lived in the same place and if I lived by myself. I wanted to say "None ya" but held my tongue because it was his mom's b'day. Then he asked what I had in my large garage behind my house. Again, so wanted to say "None ya". He just grates on my last nerve. He and his dad always want, and almost demand, that you give them (not sell) what they want. They did this to our other friend after her husband died. She said it made her so nervous because she knew when she saw them, he would always ask for stuff. I told her to just tell him that her son handles it all and it's out of her hands (only true to a certain extent).,  A friend

0877 Crazy People (3/21/2015 3:51:03 PM):  What in the world was that guy doing in the New Orleans airport?? I just don't understand. Half the time it's not the terrorists we need to fear but our own people.,  Susan, SC

0892 What to buy for college bound children? (3/22/2015 9:50:25 AM):  My twins will be going off to college (two separate ones) in the fall. What are things that they will NEED and what are things they can do without? One will be in a dorm and the other may be in an apartment. The dorms are small and space is very limited. Thanks!,  Susan near Houston

0896 puzzle (3/22/2015 11:04:35 AM):  Last week's challenge: "Parables of Jesus" is an old collection of stories. Remove three of the 15 letters in this phrase and rearrange the 12 letters that remain to get another old collection of stories. What is it? Answer: "Aesop's Fables" Congratulations to all those who got this one last week. Next week's challenge: Take the word "die." Think of two synonyms for this word that are themselves exact opposites of each other. What two words are these? A hint: they have the same number of letters. ,  MAC--WI

0897 Perfume/Cologne (3/22/2015 11:17:25 AM):  I am in the market for a new perfume/cologne that does not cost an arm and a leg, but still has a nice scent that has a little lasting power. What do you wear that you like? Open to all suggestions.,  Jan-In EEF

0902 My son and daughter in law will (3/22/2015 11:46:37 AM):  be having us and her parents over in April to reveal the gender of their expected baby. What is a good thing to take as a gift? This is new to me and my generation.,  First time Grandma to be

0911 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (3/22/2015 2:06:20 PM):  HealthSurvey Until 03/22/2015-11:00pm EST, worth 18 points.,  Melody, WA

0913 Swagbucks Code (3/22/2015 2:38:37 PM):  LetsGoofOff until 3pm PST/6pm EST to earn 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

0915 Icons on screen of computer (3/22/2015 2:46:38 PM):  How can I make the 2 rows of icons on my computer go horizontally across the top instead of vertically?? I have windows XP if that makes a difference Thank You,  Computer Help??

0919 BVD's (3/22/2015 3:24:26 PM):  What stores are men's BVD's sold at? Grandson asked for this brand. Thanks in advance.,  missouri

0920 What's for Supper?? (3/22/2015 3:39:11 PM):  I'm fixing Pepper Steak n Rice, green beans and maybe rolls. What's at your house tonight??,  Susan, SC

0939 Seagate external HD (3/22/2015 5:23:42 PM):  Have a Seagate that used to be adequate to back up my computer, but have had to divvy up on 2 drives recently. Put things that don't change a lot but take up a lot of memory (photos, videos) on a separate drive. Got tired of trying to deal with 2 drives and decided to buy a 2TB HD. DS has Seagate Back UP Plus Slim so I went with that. They've been $80 at Best Buy but didn't have the 2 TB at closest store and wanted it ASAP instead of waiting a few days (probably w/n/h killed me and free s/h) so that I could work on it this weekend. Plus really didn't want one more time for package delivery to toss a delicate electronic item. Back to my story...There was a whole peg of 2TB ones. Asked the guy to make sure that it was same one that I had on my phone for reference. It was. How much? He asked which stack I'd picked it up from and I pointed. Tag said $79.99---but it also was for either 500 GB or 1 TB, can't remember, but not 2 TB. He looked closely at the tag and looked around and said This one is $99.99. Hmmm....should I? Yes. Asked that since there were so many obviously on the wrong peg, would they be able to honor the $79.99 price. Said he felt sure they would but w/h/t ask manager "who's a pretty nice guy so feel sure he will". He explained and w/out batting an eye, manager OK'd it. So I got a pretty good price (online says reg. $130), got my BB Rewards Points, points on my c/card and also used a BB Store Credit from a previous return that was out of time frame for returns that I keep forgetting to use. Only thing that would have made it better is that my C/card Rewards Mall was down today for maintenance so I missed out on the extra point that I would have earned if I could have ordered from for in-store pick up even while I was in the store. I may just call them to see if they will honor it since it was down. Only going to be equivalent of $1 so not sure if it's worth my time. WAIT....did I really just say it's not worth a dollar?! ,  Susan, LA

0941 Returns to garden center (3/22/2015 5:32:34 PM):  While I was out doing errands today, hit several nurseries looking for cherry tomato plants. (Bought some last week that I wasn't totally happy with, but figured I'd give them a shot. Has anyone noticed that the tomato plants aren't looking that great this year?) Was paying for my 2 plants (not the tomato plants that I went in for, but that usually happens) when I noticed a sign that they were sorry but they could not do exchange or refunds on a Sunday. I've never seen that before. Maybe it's b/c they are super-busy on Sundays with everyone wanting to get their hands in the dirt?? I mean, if folks work, Sunday may be the only time that they would have to do a return/exchange. And truthfully, how many of these transactions do they process anyway? They have really nice plants, water pond plants, etc. and a very friendly staff. Always asking if you need a tray or wagon if they see you with 2 items in your hands. Of course, they figure you'll pick up more that way. But I have to say the owner is not friendly at all. He was talking to a customer and she went outside to look around. I'm standing at the register. He walks by, goes behind the counter, doesn't even acknowledge me and calls for one of the young guys to check me out. He is from Lebanon, but I know other folks from Lebanon and they are very friendly.,  Susan, LA

0952 Gina CT-Easter Brunch (3/22/2015 7:05:13 PM):  I have a couple of ideas where you can get some recipes that are dairy- and nut-free. Any of the Happy Herbivore cookbooks will be good. Online you could check out Here is a vegan pancake recipe. Some of these recipes from Forks Over Knives can be made ahead of time. IA

0956 Laugh for today (3/22/2015 7:54:46 PM):  Just talking to my friend to touch base with her. Was trying to tell me about this lesbian restaurant that she wants to try. I was trying to tell her that it was Lebanese, not lesbian. Hope she doesn't tell anyone that she wants to try a lesbian restaurant, if there is such a thing, b/c she's going to be in for the shock of her life. Reminded me of Blanche on Golden Girls when she said that Danny Thomas was lesbian.,  Susan, LA

0962 Icons on screen of computer (3/22/2015 9:20:14 PM):  I have repeatedly tried to drag them. They drag to the top and but wont stay, they go right back to where they were. What am I doing wrong?? I have tried everything I can think of to make them stay. Frustrated!!,  Computer Help??

0964 Easter cards to Chloe & Trevon (3/22/2015 9:24:32 PM):  A lot of us sent Chloe & her brother Trevon a Valentine's Day card. This afternoon, I was using my Hallmark Card Studio software program to make some Easter cards. I decided I'd make one apiece for Chloe & Trevon. Would others like to send them an Easter card?,  Virginia Ann S VA

0966 Moving (3/22/2015 9:31:47 PM):  DD and sil are still moving. Their assistant boss gave them until today to be moved instead of Friday. Please continue to pray for them. They are worn out.,  Janice/Ok

0967 Get well cards/BTFE (3/22/2015 9:33:27 PM):  Thanks to the refunders who sent Glenn get well cards. I have lost my glasses; but will thank you by name later. I even got a beautiful card with purple Irises; ny favorite flower. The same day I got about 6 envies of BTFE. Thanks ladies.,  Janice/Ok

0968 BTFE (3/22/2015 9:37:25 PM):  Thanks ladies for several envies of BTFE for our school,  Janice/Ok

0976 laptop (3/23/2015 6:55:33 AM):  I probably asked before but does anyone know of a good deal on laptops?,  judyb la

0977 Exercise program recommendations? (3/23/2015 7:08:20 AM):  Other than walking, are there any programs you have used that helped get you in shape, toned? Weight loss would be a great plus. I am very out of shape and am overweight. Have not been able to lose weight in many years. Drs say hormones are at the low end of normal but I think there is something wrong. I know about eating. I just want to get my body in better shape so that going up stairs is not difficult and I could run if I had to (hate running, always have). My arms have flab that is odd. you can see the muscle but there is loose flab. Gross. ,  need to do something

0980 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (3/23/2015 9:29:16 AM):  TurboTax2015 Expires: 03/23/2015 at 11:00 PM EST. Good for 12 points. It is coming up invalid for many and some are getting it to work. Just have to keep checking.,  Melody, WA

0981 FOY Code (3/23/2015 9:36:07 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code 8axfj0if1 worth 38 Hulk Coins for use by 3 more. ,  Vicki, Va.

0986 FOY Code (3/23/2015 9:51:52 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code 0e0acxtx0 worth 30 Hulk Coins for use by 1 more",  Vicki, Va.

0988 Icons on screen of computer (3/23/2015 10:00:09 AM):  Promise this is my last vent. So I did what Bob suggested but I still cannot get the Icons to stay across the top of my screen. Are they just not suppose to??? I have a pic of my grandkids on my computer for a screen saver and on the left side the icons go through the face of 2 kids. I want them across the top. I dont have that many icons. Surely this is possible but what am I doing wrong/,  Computer Help??

0990 Ladies Only! (3/23/2015 10:14:22 AM):  Help! My bra straps keep falling off my shoulders and I am getting frustrated as to what to do. Any suggestions?,  Droopy

0999 gardening (3/23/2015 10:55:08 AM):  Have anybody try using osmocote on their garden last year I had big tall tomatoes but no fruit on it just leafs so I am going to try this . any ideas,  sally tx

1000 Icons_Thanks Melody!! (3/23/2015 11:03:20 AM):  Thank you!! I turned off the auto arrange and that did it. Thank you very much!!!!!!!,  Computer Help??

1001 Thanks to Bob (3/23/2015 11:30:04 AM):  Thank you too Bob for your help!!!,  Computer Help??

1005 Marion CA (3/23/2015 12:21:48 PM):  Thank you for the card. I was feeling kinda down on Saturday, the day the card came, and it was nice to get such a sweet pick-me-up in the mail.,  Sandy B., MO

1007 Mark/cards (3/23/2015 12:31:27 PM):  Thank you to the lovely person from Woodville, WI who sent a card for Mark. I got it today. If anyone still wants to send him a card, send it to me asap and I will get it to him. I am mailing a package next week, probably on Tuesday. Address: Mark Burger c/o The Bundick Family 32138 Rehobeth rd. Pocomoke, MD 21851 Mark is supposed to be moving to a rehab today for a while, so that he can be in shape to continue further chemo. Further updates are here, for anyone interested. (BTW, Mark is my friend's 15 y.o. son w/ a brain tumor.), MD

1011 gardening (3/23/2015 12:53:08 PM):  I see gardening questions so here i mine. What do you use for bug control.last year we had a terrible case of aphids and worms in a big kale crop. It got really gross towards the end and took forever to wash the aphids out! DH says just chemical pesticides but I wonder if there is some non-chemical way. The worms ate holes in the leaves, and the aphids...yuk. Help!,  Sue P., CT

1023 to: Janice/Ok (3/23/2015 4:06:02 PM):  Janice & other like-minded: I discovered that the Bates Family friends of 19 Kids and Counting have a Reality show on UP on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. -- Bringing Up Bates. I recorded a few episodes and the program is sweet and innocent family viewing. Have you seen the programs? ,  Helen in Va

1024 remarriage (3/23/2015 5:37:25 PM):  Some dear friends asked us to witness their marriage. They were married 40 years ago by a Judge but this will be by a priest. Just them, us and the Priest. I would like some ideas of nice things we can do to make it more special besides taking them out for dinner and perhaps sending them away for a weekend. Any ideas? tia.,  Sharon, NY

1025 Have a mouse in the house (3/23/2015 5:54:40 PM):  My darn cat ran in the back door this afternoon with a mouse.I was praying it was dead but nope.The dang thing ran behind the tv & cat couldn't recatch it(not that he didn't drive himself crazy trying.Lost interest after awhile & went back outside.When I looked behind tv with flashlight,the darn thing was gone.Now I have a mouse running around my house somewhere.Any suggestions on how to corral this critter short of mousetraps.My partner says no to them.Do they have such a thing as a mouse motel where they check in but can't get back out.That way maybe I could get it back outside.I don't want a mouse running around in here.I am not afraid of them but don't want it getting in things when it feels it is safe to come out.Help!!,  Cathy S.NY

1026 John Boy Walton (3/23/2015 6:12:27 PM):  I had never watched THE WALTONS before and am now watching it on the Hallmark channel. Can someone please tell me why he is called John "Boy " Is it a Southern thing?,  Just wondering

1029 104 year old woman (3/23/2015 6:58:48 PM):  Watching CNN about this 104 year old Fort Worth resident. Had her driver's license until last year and was driving "everywhere". Was a high school math teacher and tutored up until a few years ago. She credits part of her longevity to drinking 3 Dr. Peppers each day. Said 2 doctors told her that if she continued to drink them, it would kill her. She said "but they died FIRST". Said she has been drinking 3 a day for 50 or 60 years and is on no medication! She was very spry, except for a 3 prong cane and sounded very sharp. Spoke very quickly, no stuttering. That's so great!,  Susan, LA

1046 Childproofing?! (3/23/2015 9:58:33 PM):  I sometimes babysit for a family with two toddlers. The father is a Lego fanatic, and he continuously has two or three elaborate creations on the dining room table. The dining room is open to the kitchen and living room, no door. Try as I might, the youngest baby will not stay away from the Legos. I've told the parents I've found the tiny pieces in her mouth. They have had to rush her to the hospital after realizing she swallowed pieces. Because of this danger, my only solution has been to stay in the children's rooms with the door closed (which is inconvenient because I can't tidy up), keep them in high chairs, or stay outside. Suggestions?,  Safe Sitter

1052 Note (3/24/2015 7:19:14 AM):  I wanted to share with you all the note my husband wrote to me with a bouquet of flowers he gave me yesterday. He was down with that nasty virus for 5 days and I had to stay home two days with him because he was very weak. Love is kindness, Love is devotion, Love is worry, Love is selflessness, Love is placing others above yourself. Love, thy name is Carla, and I love thee. I would be lost without you. I love you, Your cellmate in this life sentence,  CB OH

1062 Janie (3/24/2015 8:48:23 AM):  Hello Janie - in the post of 3/21 - about Window 7 or 8.1 --- you typed that you have 8.1 on both of your laptops. That you watched a 17 minute youtube video on why not to have windows 8.1 and it helped .... Well good night. I hunted and I cannot find this link. Would you happen to know where this link is. Sorry but nope I could not find this 17 minute you tube video and I would like to watch it. Can you help ?,  Nancee/IN

1068 Prayer request (3/24/2015 9:33:02 AM):  I am going in in two hours to the local hospital for two biopsies on my four thyroid masses. I would GREATLY appreciate any prayers. I should have the results by Friday. I am just a puddle of emotions lately. Thank you so very much in advance! Have a wonderful day.,  Lisa, MN

1085 Odd Recipe (3/24/2015 11:31:03 AM):  Okay ladies (and guys). This one sounds odd but man is it awesome. Rodney is always playing around with recipes. He had some fresh chicken thighs and he marinated them in, wait for it ... pickle juice and jalapeno juice. He used about 2/3 parts dill pickle juice to 1/3 part jalapeno juice and marinated for a little over 24 hours. The chicken has a taste of pickle but not the sharp bite of the sourness. And they are so juicy. I know it really sounds odd but, please, someone try it and then post your thoughts on them. They were totally yummy, to me.,  Sandy B., MO

1089 Starting to fade? (3/24/2015 12:00:36 PM):  Swagbucks is getting harder and harder to earn points. The games went from 20 to 10 to 4. Surveys seem limited to Hispanics or people in the work force. did anyone notice this or is it just me?,  Swagbucks player

1090 AARP (3/24/2015 12:01:22 PM):  Some told me they thought you could get a cell phone. Is this true? Could not find anything.,  Karen, PA

1096 Overpopulation - Yes & No (3/24/2015 12:51:09 PM):  My uneasy feeling about families like the Duggars doesn't really have much to do with overpopulation, because overpopulation varies according to regions of the world. In the United States, the Duggars are off-set by many people who choose to have one or no children. I don't see a big trend in people having 19 children, so it's a non-issue. In the United States, the birth rate is something like 2.1 children per couple so we are almost exactly at replacement, but not growth. Our population increase comes mostly from Hispanic immigration. But before people get too worked up over that, it's those Hispanic children who will pay part of the taxes and Social Security that will support our senior generation in years to come. Some areas of the world are in crisis because of no population growth. Russia, Japan, Germany, France, Singapore, etc., all pay bonuses and perks for families willing to have more than 2 children. Since the population is declining in those countries, there is real worry that there won't be enough young workers to pay taxes to support seniors in the future. Of course, there is huge overpopulation in countries like India and China (though China has nipped it in the bud with their one child policy, but there are dire consequences from that social experiment.) An American baby takes a much bigger share of the world's resources than a baby born in India. It's a complex social issue that involves much more than a knee-jerk response that the world is overpopulated. ,  Joan J

1101 broken url....#11071 (3/24/2015 1:54:21 PM): Researcher

1123 Mouse in House (3/24/2015 7:38:08 PM):  Doing a new submission so everyone will see.I thank you for all your suggestions.The little critter is still alive & roaming the house.This afternoon I saw it peek its head out from behind my bookcase in living room.Then later,it ran across kitchen floor & behind stove(I think)That was the only place it could have disappeared so fast.I don't care what my honey says.Tommorrow it is the mousetraps.(Done being humane)I have a small space between my stove & cabinet I can put one or two but they will be far enough back the cat can't get to them.My partner said the mousie won't pay attention to them but I think if it gets hungrey enough it will.Far as I know it hasn't eaten for 2 days.We live on a dairy farm so mousies all over the place.Where was the cat while the critter was taking a tour?Upstairs sleeping!!,  Cathy s.NY

1124 (3/24/2015 7:44:34 PM):  Does anyone on here who does this survey site have an email address I can contact them at?I need an actual address I can click in my email box because my computer won't let me email them through the "contact Us"page.I used to love this site but the last 3-4 surveys I have taken,haven't gotten any points for them even though every survey they send says it is worth at least 500 points.Hope someone can help me with this,  Cathy S.NY

1126 mom and questioning decisions (3/24/2015 8:35:43 PM):  I am praying we made the right decision moving mom near me and into assisted living. We were went on vacation last week, but before I could go see her today I had a phone call that she was refusing to take her medicines until she saw me. She was napping when I showed up before lunch. I tried for over a 1/2 hour and could not convince her to go the dining room for lunch (she didn't know they sold food, was rubbing her stomach [I am starting to wonder if she is just hungry], her age was catching up, her mind isn't working right (true), her legs weren't good enough to walk, etc, etc). I finally gave up and asked for food that we could eat in the room. I sat and talked to her for a while and showed her photos on my phone of our vacation, etc. Oh, and I found out they changed which table she eats her meals at (assuming she goes out to eat). I told Theresa (one of her previous table mats) that I am starting to wonder if mom 'is giving up'. Theresa said maybe mom needed a friend (oh, I agree). Well, while I was still there Theresa showed up at mom's room and asked if mom would come out and listen to the live music. At first mom said No, but then I said I had to go home anyways so mom followed Theresa out to the dining room. I will go visit again tomorrow and I hope my mom is doing better. (Dsis now asks me when I think mom will be moved to a nursing home [instead of the memory wing].. I am so tired of the questions. Like DH says she can come down and help figure it out.),  Heather, NV

1130 Bates/insurance (3/24/2015 8:45:18 PM):  A poster yesterday stated that it was, I think, irresponsible for this family to not have insurance. I don't know about the Bates situation, but I have a family member with a dad, mom and one child. His company covers his insurance for a premium of $200.00 per month. To add his wife and child, it jumps to $1400.00. This family cannot afford this outrageous amount and so the wife/mom and child are not covered. Last year the premium was "only" $700.00 for the family plan. There are a lot of reasons one does not have insurance.,  Marge,OK

1140 Nancy B (3/25/2015 8:21:57 AM):  bumped up. I am not sure, but maybe she is referring to this Where illegals can go back & file tax forms for 4 years & possibly get "amnesty bonuses" So one of the things in order to stay is filing taxes. What I am confused about is if they have been working under a legit American citizens name & SSN. How do they come clean then? Apparently ID fraud won't be something criminal that would throw you out of country.,  think this is your answer

1143 Need technical help (3/25/2015 8:47:19 AM):  I have a page that I typed up (recipe) and now I see I left out a step. I didn't save it. So can anyone walk me thru scanning into my computer and editing it and reprinting or do I have to retype the whole page? I did try scanning, I have a brother printer/scanner and it opened it up in the picture viewer but I don't see how to make any changes. It also asked what program to open it in but they all looked like picture programs. My system is 7. Thanks.,  Liz

1145 cell phone charges in Mexico (3/25/2015 9:23:43 AM):  Has anyone traveled to Mexico and used a cell phone? What are the charges? Does your cell phone co offer a discount or is it best just not to use them? TIA!,  cheryl ny

1146 dark circles under eyes (3/25/2015 9:24:52 AM):  What is the best thing to use for this problem? Don't want to spend $$ on stuff that will not work. Thanks,  no name

1147 Prayers Please (3/25/2015 9:29:31 AM):  Well, I am slowly getting out of my depression about CJ. I started applying for jobs. I applied for 4 jobs yesterday. I received an email this morning for a phone interview tomorrow! I am so excited....BUT it has been FOREVER since I interviewed, much less interviewed over the phone. I will be looking up questions and practicing with my sister tonight. Please pray that I can answer questions concisely and with confidence. This would be a great company to work for as there is room for advancement and less than 30 minutes away.,  Lorena, TX

1151 Swagbucks (3/25/2015 10:27:00 AM):  I'm having trouble downloading the swagbuck toolbar it keeps telling me that there is a virus if I download it.Is anyone else having the same problem with the toolbar? ,  Angie wv

1152 Poll: Dishwasher (3/25/2015 10:48:26 AM):  Going to have to bite the bullet and get a new dishwasher, the Maytag we have has lasted 20 plus years, but just not cleaning good anymore! What kinds do you all have and like?,  Need dishwasher

1154 VoiceFive survey (3/25/2015 11:55:12 AM):  Yesterday I installed trial version of BackUp4All program that will back up my computer to my Seagate. DS uses this program (paid after trial expires) and convinced me. Our old Seagates were no longer backing up our entire computers. The new Seagates don't do a mirror backup, thus going to BackUp. After I installed this late last night, I went to bed. When I turned computer on this morning, I was getting something called VoiceFive Survey. At first I thought I did something to make this happen. But had to leave computer for a while and made sure that none of these tabs were open. When I came back FIVE tabs for this were open. I just X'd out of all of them. Did a fullscan with my virus protection and nothing showed up. Has anyone had this? What is it and how do I get rid of it? I'm hoping that after I X-out of it several times, that it will disappear. ,  Susan, LA

1156 Trivia Crack Players: (3/25/2015 12:21:19 PM):  Why do players choose to do a challenge to steal your piece (thus losing their turn) rather than continuing to play on their own? I don't understand the reasoning?,  Shelby, Iowa

1164 Flu (3/25/2015 2:28:56 PM):  I've been hit with this crud. Starting to feel human again ,  Sharon B., VA

1169 Susan, LA - thank you (3/25/2015 2:55:32 PM):  Thank you for your kind words. You are right, I don't think the Assisted Living place is not doing there job and I am very thankful for Theresa right now. I guess my 'guilt' feeling comes from realizing that mom seemed the best when she was living at my house for the week, but I know I can't have her do that (I am not getting a divorce just so mom can live here and her being here was drive me nuts). Mom thought she would just die at her own house and would never need help from someone else so this is not going as she hoped. ,  Heather, NV

1175 Facebook (3/25/2015 4:22:28 PM):  I have a question re Facebok which I seem to be clueless about. Can you ask someone a question without putting out a "friend" request? I'm not sure if this is the person that I am looking for and asking the question beforehand would be helpful. Thanks for any help that you can offer.,  Possible Old Friend

1176 (3/25/2015 4:23:10 PM):  Does anyone do this? How does it work? Not much info on site. TIA,  Shelby, Iowa

1177 Recall Notice (3/25/2015 5:30:24 PM):  Linon Home Décor Products recalls foldable wood patio chairs due to fall hazard: Researcher

1183 email addy (3/25/2015 7:54:01 PM):  Bumping this up in case no one saw it yesterday & I REALLY need an answer.Does anyone have an email addy for this site so I can email from my email addy?My computer won't let me do this from their "contact"page.I really need to find out why I am not getting any points for the surveys I take even though it says every one is worth 500.I am stuck at 25K points,  Cathy S.NY

1185 XBox Ga,e (3/26/2015 6:30:55 AM):  Congratulations! You are a Second Prize winner in the Big Night In Game sponsored by Mars Chocolate North America, LLC. The prize you have won is a code redeemable for the Max: Curse of the Brotherhood game download for Xbox One. Redemption is subject to terms and conditions available at Please visit and follow the on-screen instructions to input your Prize Code and other required information to redeem your prize: 72Q46-J4VCJ-FHX6V-YWF99-XTMHZ Please post when used. ,  Barb PA

1186 X Box (3/26/2015 6:32:03 AM):  Congratulations! You are a Seventh Prize winner in the Big Night In Game sponsored by Mars Chocolate North America, LLC. The prize you have won is a code redeemable for a 2-day Xbox Live Gold trial. Redemption is subject to terms and conditions available at Please visit and follow the on-screen instructions to input your Prize Code and other required information to redeem your prize: XKV2H-4NGX4-4TXQ2-TRRH7-B7T74 ,  Barb PA

1188 Bob/Idol (3/26/2015 7:20:48 AM):  Where are your Idol opinions this year?? I am glad Rayvon was kept last night. Not sure about Ausiim (sp) being saved last week. After he calmed down his Michael Jackson style he was a little better. I like Jax pretty well; but not crazy about Joey; not sure how long she will last. I really like Fradinani (last name). He has such good stage presence and I liked his song last night. The young boy is pretty good also.,  Janice/Ok

1191 Reheating spare ribs (3/26/2015 8:19:11 AM):  Can someone tell me the best way to reheat the BBQ baby back spare ribs that I brought home from the restaurant two days ago? I feel the oven is best but I am unsure of what temperature to use or how long it will take to reheat them. ,  Just asking

1200 prayers for mom (3/26/2015 9:34:12 AM):  I (and my mom Kay) could use some prayers. I have said that she isn't eating (she said she had a stomach ache at the end of January and was willing to do go a doctor to be moved) and has lost over 10 lbs since then. The doctor is wondering if we should have her stomach / throat scoped to see if there is a physical reason she won't eat (watching her eat only chicken noodle soup broth yesterday and holding her stomach I agree). I have a call into the doctor to see what we should try next. One of the Med Techs yesterday told me that the medicine for GERD can give patients an upset stomach if it is eaten on an empty stomach so I need to ask about that also.,  Heather, NV

1205 GF pasta near Texas A&M (3/26/2015 12:02:36 PM):  I will be traveling to College Station soon. Are there any restaurants near there that have good gluten free pasta? I know Olive Garden has it but it isn't very good. Zio's has some but they have no restaurants near A&M. ,  Susan near Houston

1206 Shelby/Iowa (3/26/2015 12:14:26 PM):  Shelby - thanks for the info as to windows 8.... I was curious as the youtube links. Yes I wanted to check out any video that might help with this 'new' window 8 that I have on laptop. thanks for the post....,  Nancee/IN

1212 anyone here reside in GA (3/26/2015 2:20:25 PM):  and have any experience with Dept Family and Children Services? My question is when children get taken from parents and put in the system is it really hard to get them out if family members are ready, willing and able?,  no nme for today,, TX

1218 Laughing Out Loud (3/26/2015 7:21:46 PM):  This commercial honestly makes me laugh out loud! Now back to The Blacklist!,  Sharon B., VA

1220 Home warranties (3/26/2015 7:26:06 PM):  I received a home warranty when I purchased my house. I used it three times for my dishwasher and air conditioner. It will cost $545/year in April. What are your thoughts on having a home warranty? I never had them at any of my other houses, but then I had an in-home mechanic.,  Mindy, MD

1222 Tax Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement) (3/26/2015 7:51:49 PM):  I am using the H&R Block software program to complete my taxes. I received the 1098-T form...son is in college. He had received some scholarship funds, so box number 5 has an amount in it (Scholarships or Grants). Where do I enter this amount in the H&R block software program?,  Julie, MI

1224 Chick Fil A (3/26/2015 8:33:33 PM):  I was all ready to post an apology, thinking I had read a recipe that was not accurate and was misled. I tried to find the recipe that I found to be very complicated and one I wouldn't bother to make. Instead I found another one that was fairly simple except it needed a pressure cooker and I don't have one. It didn't have the soaking in brine, so figured I had it wrong. Reading the comments all seemed to say it was just like Chick Fil A. However, many said it lacked the soaking in pickle juice, and needed that to make a good chicken into an authentic one. Then I came across comments from two people who said they worked there and they soak the chicken in dill pickle juice over night. Perhaps that is why someone who works there might not know this step had already been accomplished before they ever arrived for work. That's the only explanation I can think of.,  df,fl

1228 Recall Notice (3/26/2015 9:28:58 PM):  Specialized bicycle components recalls Aerobars due to fall hazard: Researcher

1232 Dd Job (3/27/2015 8:54:31 AM):  My dd is going to be able to drive a school bus until school is out. There are also field trips; her dh has same opportunity. They have also been offered sub jobs if they want. Their being home with us helps my dh having company also.,  Janice/Ok

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