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Survey about Best Hospitals in your area (7/11/2016 10:04:40 AM):  I keep getting requests to do a survey about the best hospital(s) in my area. The survey will ask every little detail about which hospital(s) has best Doctors, nurses, etc. This survey takes FOREVER to do for the piddlin' amount of points you'll get for completing it! I once spent more than 1/2 hours working on this survey. Wasn't even 1/4 of the way through it! I immediately quit this survey. But periodically I keep getting this survey back(though I don't immediately recognize it). As soon as I realize that this is that dreaded hospital survey, I immediately quit it once again. this survey is currently coming from But it has also come from HarrisOnLine & other survey firms. Has anyone on this board completed that survey? And how long did it take you to answer all of those questions? I live rural with only 1 hospital in my immediate area. It's an award winning hospital. So I choose it for every answer. An additional bug with this survey is that each question is asked TWICE! You will have chosen your answer for the first question. But by asking it again, they must not understand your answer! I don't think anyone should do this survey!It's not a "life & death" survey that needs to be answered!,  Virginia Ann S VA

7761 PINCHme (7/11/2016 11:54:10 AM):  Could I get some input as to this PINCHme site. Obviously I did sign up. I get at least one email a day from them. I have yet to actually get on the emails to sign up for different stuff. Is it worth it. Does anyone else get these PINCHme emails. Do you sign up for items (samples) and actually get seomthing. ,  Patti/IN

7764 Savingstar (7/11/2016 2:16:51 PM):  If you submit a receipt that just says Hamburger Helper can they determine if a upc you submit is a variey carried by the store?,  mixed up

7766 Bev, IN & grommet curtains (7/11/2016 3:07:28 PM):  Putting in the grommets in my curtains was easy! The hardest part was making sure the template was marked in the right spot. My SIL saw the photo on Facebook and was asking the same question. I bought mine at a fabric store, but I saw that Walmart has the packages also, but they were for a slightly different rod size. These grommets are two pieces and you just use your hand to push them together and you can use a screwdriver to remove them. If you wait until August I will post a link to my blog and I have already planned on writing up the steps including the extra steps that I did which I think made it easier.,  Heather, NV

7768 Groupon (7/11/2016 3:24:57 PM):  I got an email saying to redeem the Groupon go to my account. Then what? Can't do an app. Please help!,  Diane ME

7769 newspaper prices (7/11/2016 3:54:13 PM):  Lexington Herald-Leader is $1.00 daily and $2.00 on Sunday,  Carole H. KY

7771 Pokemon (7/11/2016 4:06:39 PM):  My son is into playing this game. They say it's become quite popular in just a week since it was released. Good to get people off their couch and moving!,  Susan, SC

7775 Current news (7/11/2016 4:43:03 PM):  I have been listening to the news about all the protesting going on because of police shootings. Which are terrible. Have all these resulted from the victims being in compliance when they were being questioned by the police and never given a chance? Is that why everyone is protesting?,  Confused, WI

7782 Phone case (7/11/2016 5:30:10 PM):  I would have never believed it, but apparently there's one smartphone model that has NO phone cases - and I bought it! It's the Tracfone ZTE Citrine LTE, from Walmart. The issue: it's a SMALL phone - only a 4" screen. And all of the newer phones are getting huge I've searched all over the internet, Amazon, ebay, the company's website, etc. The only thing I can find is a pouch-style universal case. I'd prefer an otterbox style case Any ideas? I know the phone is not very old, because it has the latest model of OS in the phone, and it's 4G. So, it's not like the phone is discontinued or old thanks!,  Nancy Barriger

7785 Printer (7/11/2016 6:36:03 PM):  It keeps telling me printer is off line.Nothing will print.Help please,  Julie Fl

7789 Just Been Busy (7/11/2016 7:40:04 PM):  I'm still here just been busy with the garden & harvest. Molly is getting better but can still get into young doggie mischief. She still requires watching or time in crate if someone doesn't watch her. The moment you turn your back she is chewing on something. Been trying to see but just been super busy with garden, Molly & house. Hopefully will be better this week. Our pastor & his wife had new baby son last night. Baby weighed 10.3 lbs. Hubby & I went to visit one of our shut ins from our church this morning. We visit her at a nursing facility. Well nurse said let me see if she is ready to see visitors. She goes into patients room & comes back out after just few minutes & informs us that patient just took her last breaths & passed away. Very sweet lady. Hubby & I have been visiting her for last couple of months. ,  Vicki, Va.

7795 Stockpile: How much? (7/11/2016 9:35:31 PM):  I spent the evening finishing up a school project from last week with reruns of Extreme Couponing in the background. This show is always a bit amusing because of what and how much some of the couponers actually stockpile. My question is how much do you stockpile? When I hit about 25 of any one product, I generally stop buying it unless it is absolutely free. Usually I have about 10 of an item. Right now I have about 10 boxes of cereal, 10 tubes of toothpaste, 20 jars of spaghetti sauce and about 25 different boxes of various types/sizes of pasta. My cupboards are fairly full with a few jars of most items. I do have 8 bottles of laundry detergent. Every so often, I stop buying too much and try to use up a lot of the items. The stockpile was really nice when I was out of work the first quarter of school. Hubby only had to shop for perishables like milk, eggs, bread and some meat. Just wondering how much "extra" most people have. It is just the 2 of us now. However, I do make a lot of jelly and pickles over the summer. (Several dozen jars.) However, I use these for Christmas gifts.,  Joanne VT

7812 Fort Meyers Fl and surrounding areas? (7/12/2016 11:07:43 AM):  ASKED YESTERDAY AND GOT NO RESPONSE-- anyone reside here or in surrounding areas? whats the economy like here?/ schools?? ,  need to know in TX

7815 To confess or not confess to a friend (7/12/2016 12:47:30 PM):  I have a very good friend whose last name made me think she was of Jewish faith. In December of 2014 I thought to create a special Hanukkah card for her . I didn't know for certain she was of Jewish faith. Just suspected it from her middle & last names she showed on her Facebook account. Since then, I've wondered if I made a complete goof. And she wasn't of Jewish faith afterall. She usually corresponds with me after every letter I send her. She never wrote back after I sent that card. Now I wonder if I should confess to her. Or just let "sleeping dogs lay". My friendship with her wouldn't be affected if she were or weren't Jewish faith. But part of me feels I mislabelled her as being Jewish if she's not!,  Virginia Ann S VA

7822 Groupon (7/12/2016 2:18:10 PM):  I asked how to get the Groupon to print it out. Everyone said show it on my phone. I can't do that with my phone. I want to print it. PLEASE help! Thank you.,  Diane ME

7823 Stationary Bike or Rowing Machine (7/12/2016 3:06:48 PM):  My husband's cardiologist has recommended he use one of these for exercise. He has neuropathy, causing pain and numbness and has trouble walking. Has anyone here had any experience with one of these machines? I am afraid the bike will hurt his knees, since he has arthritis in them. ,  Nancy, LA

7826 Posting 37816; JudyB. (7/12/2016 3:22:00 PM):  This post made me laugh. My brother-in-law and his wife bought a large quantity of spaghetti (uncooked in the box) from a fundraiser at their Church. Then came the Spring of 1997 when the Red River flooded. Fargo, ND and Grand Forks, ND were both flooded and their basement filled with flood water. They had taken up her photo albums (she had many, all in order!) but left their washer, dryer, water heater, including their stock of spaghetti. They found out the same thing as you much water those dry things can hold when they start absorbing water!! My hubby's brothers were pumping out basements for weeks after the flood and had to separate the spaghetti from the flood water before they could pump that basement. It was certainly a mess. Two of my hubby's nephews almost drowned in the flood...they were so fortunate to have a guardian angel looking out for them!! One was in a boat that capsized (first re-sponder team got to them) and the other was in a pickup that got swallowed up by the flood. National Guard rescued him.,  Google Researcher

7835 Work situation (7/12/2016 7:22:09 PM):  I really enjoy working with my co-worker. We have lots of laughs, get along great, etc. However, she's not a worker or at least she's not cut out for the job she has. It has caused a huge rift in our little team of four. Since I have my own program, it doesn't affect me, but the other two people (including a boss) have ended up doing her job and then some. I'm stuck in the middle because I hear it from my boss (Yes, I finally asked him not to tell me anything about what's going on). I hear it from her about how terrible of a boss he is. He's micromanaging her, doesn't let her telework, etc. He's actually a very nice boss. Fortunately, she's looking for another job, but in the meantime, I constantly hear the complaining. I really don't want to say anything because we do get along so well. So, I just try to talk about everything other then work. Really, her problem is that she's just a very unhappy person. Ok, I'm done venting. I can't tell anyone at work about the situation because it'll get around. Now I know why I don't want to be a supervisor.,  Mindy W, MD

7836 Stockpiling (7/12/2016 7:27:12 PM):  I didn't get to answer yesterday, but I didn't think that we stockpiled much. Well, I was wrong. We still have paper towels that we brought back from my mom's house. Past that I will buy cases of tomato sauce, etc from the Smith's case sale, multi-packs from Costco and a case of something or a large bag of something from the coop if I can't get it anywhere else. ,  Heather, NV

7838 Chopped Cooking Show (7/12/2016 7:39:26 PM):  I was watching this last week and am just now getting around to posting it. The final two who made it to dessert round were both awesome. The female wanted to win so she could go see her mother who lives in another country. She hadn't seen her in several years. The male said he just wanted to be the Chopped Champion. The male won and when the lady turned around to walk out the guy said, "wait". He told her he hadn't been counting on winning and getting the $10,000. Then he told everyone that he was going to give her the money to go see her mom! VERY HEARTWARMING. With so much negativity right now I thought everyone would enjoy this story.,  Sandy B., MO

7845 Recall Notice (7/13/2016 12:11:22 AM):  Bernhardt recalls dressers and nightstands due to serious tip-over hazard: Researcher

7848 All Lives Matter (7/13/2016 6:48:25 AM):  Where I live is basically a small community. - of course, we quadruple during season when snowbirds are here (ha ha, I can say that now that I am no longer a snowbird)but now? There's not too many people. I live 3 houses away from a cop and we were together the other night with 2 other cops. They said that with all the unrest, some of them are getting scared to do their job! Everyone is more jittery. They HATE cars with dark windows where you cannot see what the driver is doing inside! I live near a very dangerous corner where people run the light ALL THE TIME either because they're stupid or the sun is behind the light. My favorite cop sits at that corner waiting to catch people and I think he is great!! I bring him cookies and water.,  Joanie in FL Keys

7856 savingstar submission (7/13/2016 11:39:17 AM):  This is what my son has worked out to submit a receipt. 1 He takes a picture and sends it to my email as an attachment. 2 open downloads 3 in the library choose organize 4 select all 5 copy At SS send image click paste 6 back to pictures library 7 organize 8 paste (1 image at a time) this works but it sure takes a lot of time. Does anyone have any shortcut ideas? ,  judyb la

7858 Susan, AZ (7/13/2016 12:19:51 PM):  How do you change a teen's beliefs is what you posted. My question is what has happened in their short lifetime to make them want to bodily injure another human being?? My guess is that they themselves have experienced abuse. Or a lifetime of someone close who has constantly bad mouthed police.,  Susan, SC

7859 Riot gear, Geri-IL (7/13/2016 12:52:29 PM):  That was the reason that was put out for the public until yesterday evening when the story was leaked about the pawn shop burglary where weapons were stolen and an officer was told that they were stealing to kill officers. So that's why they were in riot gear. The police passed out water to the protestors earlier on Saturday (I think, the days are starting to run together). Later during the day, they were throwing full water bottles at officers. Their bad for trying to be nice, but gave them "weapons" that would be used against them.,  Susan, LA

7860 B.R. situation (7/13/2016 1:07:00 PM):  Have been watching live streaming of protests. (You can watch on The Advocate's public Facebook page. Usually only stream when something is happening. Also WAFB Ch. 9 streams.) There was a guy about 35 or so talking to a young guy who was wearing a Tshirt with an expletive aimed at police. The man was trying to tell him that the shirt might give him unwanted attention. Thought this was a good thing to do. BUT then the older man granted interview at which time he said that he was there to peacefully protest but if he gets arrested---no big deal---b/c he just got out of jail, most of his family and most of his friends are in jail so he's not worried about going back to jail. Is something wrong with ME that I don't have the same train of thought?!,  Susan,LA

7861 security clearance interview (7/13/2016 1:10:50 PM):  I had to meet with an interviewer this morning to answer an hour of questions for a friend who needs his security clearance renewed or increased - not sure which. Wow, was that a lot of questions. Everything from how long have I known him and where we were when we met to if I knew of anything that could be used as blackmail, etc. ,  Heather, NV

7862 What's for Dinner tonight?? (7/13/2016 1:45:32 PM):  I'm thinking of making pizza tonight. We use the regular biscuits in a tube roll. I flatten them on a cookie sheet, add sauce, and toppings. Bake 12 minutes or so and they are done. Suppose to be 99 here today. Ugh!! Plan to make a batch of Salsa tomorrow afternoon as we have about eaten all the first batch I made a couple of weeks ago.,  Susan, SC

7864 Raspberries (7/13/2016 2:00:14 PM):  Last year I purchased several plants. I planted them by my wire fence so they could grow up it. But I didn't like the idea of having to weed eat around them. I usually end up chopping them. So I had some plastic tubing that was left over from my buried downspouts. I cut a section off & placed each plant inside the piping. It also has slits cut in it for drainage. Works greats!,  cathy oh

7870 (7/13/2016 2:51:26 PM):  Could some one give me their opinion I get these emails from MindField do surveys anyone here do this....Is it similar to the erewards ??? Is this Mindfield Online Survey a good thing ?,  Nancee/IN

7879 Finally (7/13/2016 6:19:58 PM):  The USPS is closing a Post Office in our town that is less than two miles from another one in our town. The one that is closing only had PO Boxes and nothing else. it was set up in the 1800s because at that time there was no rural delivery.,  Bob, PA

7882 Job interviews (7/13/2016 6:40:12 PM):  I know someone who served in the Army and was overseas a few times. He is out of the army and going to college full time and looking for a job. No one will hire him because he is 25 and doesn't have full availability and no experience. One interviewer at Dollar General told him she would never hire him with no experience and would rather hire a 16 year old. What do you say to interviewers who say this to someone looking for a job? There is a Walmart in the town where he lives but they won't give him a chance either. Years ago I had an interviewer say to me that I have no experience. I said looks like you didn't look at my application because I stated I would be graduating from college in May and this is April so I am still in college. Since I knew I wouldn't get the job I said you had no experience years ago but someone hired you and gave you a chance. I added there is a probationary period and if I don't work out you can fire me but you will never know what kind of worker I am without giving me a chance. Any suggestions for my friend? ,  No job

7897 Bob, PA & security clearance (7/14/2016 12:33:35 AM):  Bob, I know my friend has really high clearance and has for a long time, but I don't know why he needed the interviews done (whether it has a renewal period or what). He actually went to West Point and has been in the National Guard for a while. When 9/11 happened his wife was really scared that he was going to be shipped overseas.,  Heather, NV

7901 Geri (7/14/2016 6:26:47 AM):  I meant for the protestors to go there to do good not to protest. If these people went out & talked about stopping the violence to each other instead of preaching hatred maybe 1 person would listen. Just like Al Sharpton you never see or hear from him unless he is getting people more worked up than they already are. But in my opinion his ego revolves around stirring up more hatred under the guise of racial profiling. If he would speak in front of the cameras & say peaceful protests, don't do something that could get you shot etc. then he would be worth listening to. ,  cathy oh

7902 Drug side effects (7/14/2016 6:53:26 AM):  I was put on a new drug about 3 months ago. I developed side effects from the drug and stopped taking it with my doctors approval a month ago. One side effect is completely gone. I am still having the other 2 side effects which are common for this drug which are hot flashes and joint pain in my hands and one elbow hurts. The knuckle pain will be really bad when I try to do certain things and then I can't use my fingers for awhile. I have talked to the doctor and his nurses and they said the 2 side effects I am having are not from the drug and probably arthritis since I have been off the drug a month. I did NOT have the hot flashes and joint pain before taking this drug. I realize the drug is out of my body but I still feel side effects. Have you ever taken a drug and developed side effects, stop the drug and the side effects linger on for months? I am thinking the drug did some damage to my body and it will take me longer to heal and get over all this. My doctor wants me to go back on the drug (I said no way) or try something else which has the same side effects and is in the same class and the previous drug. ,  Not taking the drug

7904 More on Nice Cops (7/14/2016 7:24:49 AM):  Down here, the sheriff cover the ground and the water. I saw a sheriff car by my neighbor's home and I knew he was not home, so I went over to check. The officer was here to do a free boat safety check with their 13yo son because he is allowed to go out on his own awesome is that?,  Joanie in FL Keys

7909 Shelby (7/14/2016 8:50:38 AM):  Just wondering why you were having bread and water yesterday. Guessing you weren't real hungry (maybe due to this heat). But hope that was all.,  Susan, SC

7910 Kohl's towels (7/14/2016 8:54:42 AM):  Could someone tell me if the big towels on sale at Kohl's are nice. What kind of quality are they? Thanks,  Rachel MA

7911 Shooting (7/14/2016 9:17:12 AM): CNN has this video of a shooting that happened last month. Headline says video shows shooting of "unarmed man". This is such an inflammatory and irresponsible headline when you watch the video. Two officers shouted 15 warnings to show both his hands and 8 warnings to get on the ground. These warnings were BEFORE any shots were fired. They only fired after the suspect started to advance on them. After he was shot, he continued to ignore warnings to show his hands. Only after he reached under his shirt, did they fire again. How many chances were they required to give him before they fired??!! His family thinks they didn't need to use deadly force. They have an attorney (big surprise there!), who says they are "shocked and appalled that the city of Fresno would continue to defend the actions of its officers..." Come on. At some point people have to quit believing that police are only after killing people. Officers don't leave out the door thinking "I wonder how many people I can kill today." They are like the rest of us and just want to come home and kick back after a long, hard day.,  Susan, LA

7915 SD cARD NOT FORMATTED (7/14/2016 10:45:28 AM):  Anyone had experience of wanting to recover photos from camera SD Card? Perhaps someone knows. Would love to be able to develop our vacation pictures. I've read there maybe software out there but not sure to go there.,  Karen B - Tn

7922 Posts (7/14/2016 12:10:11 PM):  Maybe every post should have a real name attached, would it cut down on 'mean' and 'snarky' posts? Just saying.,  CB OH

7924 Foy Code (7/14/2016 12:23:40 PM):  q6qyuvzf9 For 28 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

7925 Faye, VA (7/14/2016 12:31:12 PM):  Where do you purchase turmeric? I have terrible pain in my hands but not sure if it is arthritis. Now I must pay the first $3,000 in medical bills before medical coverage pays & I can't afford that. I'd like to give this a try to see if it would help. Besides, I am not keen on prescriptions. Is turmeric easy to find? Even if it just lessens the pain a bit I would be so grateful.,  tired of the pain

7931 Prayers Needed (7/14/2016 1:29:49 PM):  My neighbor is going through rough time & she just lost a nephew to a motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old & had 6 year old child. We also found out today our nephew died. He was in his 40's and had 2 children & wife. ,  Vicki, Va.

7937 Adjusting color (7/14/2016 2:07:58 PM):  How can you adjust the color on your monitor? ,  Just asking

7940 brickseek (7/14/2016 2:17:04 PM):  Has anyone used this site?,  judyb la

7943 Turmeric (7/14/2016 2:43:07 PM): This is the group I am following on FB for Turmeric. You can buy Turmeric in health food store, but I bought organic Turmeric root powder on Amazon. It's best taken with pepper and a fat and with meals, but there are files there to help you sort it all out. I make capsules with mine and put the pepper in. Bought the capsules and capsule machine at Swanson. I don't like the taste to just sprinkle on my food. Works for me. ,  Turmeric believer

7951 Old table (7/14/2016 4:36:10 PM):  DH found a Stickley table (square lamp table) at a thrift store. It's maple, but the top has white ring damage. Because of its name I am cautious about refinishing it myself. DH says to sand it, but I don't know....! Any advice? Thanks for any help!,  J; windy MI

7953 Ibotta help (7/14/2016 4:39:21 PM):  Just got my first iPhone today and would like to try ibotta....where can I get detailed instructions ? Still learning my iPhone so I'm still kind of challenged as how to do things with it. Any help would be appreciated.,  Georgia,PA

7958 Making Labels (7/14/2016 6:21:44 PM):  Does anyone here make their own labels (not address labels) but water bottle labels for weddings, candy labels for Hershey Kisses and the chocolate bars? I'm looking to buy a software program for them and was wondering which ones are the best for these. I know about My Avery online..but would like to get a better program with more options.,  Rand, LI

7962 TV show (7/14/2016 7:10:39 PM):  I don't watch much tv but love this show on Thursday nights on abc called Greatest Hits. They showcase 5 years in history (past 40 years or so) and show clips of hot groups and songs during those years. Kind of cool.,  Susan, SC

7967 Another terrorist attack in France (7/14/2016 7:50:27 PM):  Please pray for the families of those killed and injured in Nice, France. Looks like 77 killed and many injured. Witnesses say a large truck with guns and grenades purposely drove into a crowd of people. So sad...,  Tricia, MD

7968 Hydrangs (7/14/2016 9:03:19 PM):  I read somewhere a long time ago, putting in a aluminum can in soil will make the plant the color you want. Does anyone know if this is true?,  Karen, PA

7971 Security clearance (7/14/2016 9:37:35 PM):  I'm bumping this up. In the 90's, both my mom and brother worked for different defense contractors here on Long Island (defense industry was very big here). Both of them had security clearance and brother had different grades,and our neighbors all knew and always answered the questions. One year they were both up for renewal at the same time. So one day the FBI comes around and starts asking questions about my mom with brand new neighbors across the street (no other neighbor was home at the time). Imagine what she thought when 2 days later they come again around asking questions about my ,  Randi, LI

7975 Permanent washable ID tags (7/15/2016 5:44:25 AM):  Remember those tags you put in your kid's clothes when they went away to camp years ago? Well I need something similar that allows a lot of washing. I need to provide towels and sheets for a condo that will be washed by a maid service. The items will be washed in a hotel laundry so no one will be gentle with them. I need something to put on the towel or sheet that is permanent to show which condo unit the items belong to as there is a good chance without tags they will get misdirected. Are those sort of tags still available to order? Is a laundry marker still made for this sort of thing? All items are white so I don't want the possibility of color run off on the tags. A tall order. Any ideas or real life solutions that any of you have tried? Thanks ,  Carol, MD

7984 Suspect problems with antivirus & Windows Defender (7/15/2016 7:46:00 AM):  Yesterday, I got a warning message that my Norton antivirus program would expire today. I needed to renew it ASAP! I was certain my program didn't expire until next year. I got on to Symantec Website to check when my paid Norton antivirus does expire. It's good through 10/6/2017! Then I started getting warning messages that my Norton antivirus & Windows Defender programs were both turned off! Bill helped me see if there was a problem with either of them.No problems were identified. I then checked my Windows update to see if there was a problem there. I did see I had 9 updates to install. No matter that I'd already installed 1 update yesterday morning! After installing those 9 additional updates, I then found that my Norton & Windows Defender programs WERE turned off. I turned them back on. But I continue to get warning messages that my Norton & Windows Defender programs are still turned off! I check my Norton & its status is active & I'm protected several ways. As far as I know, my Windows Defender program is still on after I turned it back on yesterday morning. I don't believe those warning messages to be correct. How do I get rid of them once & for all?,  Virginia Ann S VA

7989 Greatest Hits show (7/15/2016 9:14:59 AM):  It's on Thursday at 7 CT on ABC. Not sure how many more shows are left. Don't know if they are going to have music up to today's music or not.,  Susan, LA

7995 cost of stamps (7/15/2016 10:49:10 AM):  HOw much does it cost for the extra weight? Are stamps .47? And if its a over the normal weight what does it cost? I hope I make sense?,  Thanks for any help.

7996 Barb M. & Carolyn, OR (7/15/2016 11:11:33 AM):  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to the birthday girls in Oregon, Barb and Carolyn. May your special day be truly wonderful.,  Adina, AZ

8002 Mr. Coffee (7/15/2016 12:40:09 PM):  If you are planning to buy 1 of these Keuring coffee machines don't waste your money. Last year I bought 1 & it wasn't very long before it wouldn't brew a full cup. I did all the steps to clean it but it still wouldn't work. I couldn't take it back to the store since it was over 90 days. I called Mr. Coffee & they sent a replacement of the same model. In the mean time I then bought a different keuring model at Kohls & that 1 did the same thing after about a year use. 2 weeks ago I started to use the spare Mr. Coffee machine & already it won't brew a full cup. DH uses it about 5 times a week. It's a love /hate thing with these. I don't drink coffee or I would never buy another one.,  cathy oh

8004 Georgia, PA (7/15/2016 12:43:46 PM):  Georgia, hope my scanty directions on Ibotta helped you some.,  Susan, SC

8018 ned free coupons (7/15/2016 2:49:06 PM):  I found a lot of NED Free Coupons, but they do not have the bar codes on them. Can I still use them in the stores? All of our stores won't take a coupon if it doesn't scan. Can I still trade them? Any suggestions appreciated. ,  Edith - Texas

8026 Windows 10 upgrade (7/15/2016 9:35:10 PM):  I just did the Windows 10 upgrade. It took a few hours since I had to get the 'hard NO' to updates cleared before it would start. It appears to be working - I was able to get here! I am using the Microsoft Edge since my Yahoo emails wouldn't open when I was using Chrome.,  Heather, NV

8033 20/20 (7/16/2016 12:58:31 AM):  Something unexpected came up to distract me from the ending of the segment on 20/10 about the teen girl. Anyone happen to watch it tonight & can tell me what/who caused her death? Thank you, no way for me to record it so I need to ask for answer.,  sad story

8042 Foy Code (7/16/2016 10:08:52 AM):  s5wd5ootu for 13 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

8043 The return of the ants (7/16/2016 10:22:45 AM):  So the cucumber skins only worked for a few days, whether new skins or old. A friend told us the terro works but it has to be very fresh so we went out and bought a new container. I know they ants have to be left alone to bring the poison "back to the nest" but I am being overwhelmed!!! They must love this stuff because I have more ants than ever. I can tolerate them walking on the windowsill and walls but cannot tolerate them on the DH will not let me alcohol spray them so wiping down the counters with vinegar which is not doing much,  Joanie in FL Keys

8050 Downy Fabric softner (7/16/2016 12:52:29 PM):  I followed the instructions for the fabric softner & it will not go to store for free pickup. Adds shipping charge. how do you get rid of shipping & make the deal free?,  vivian, or

8053 Website for printing a booklet (7/16/2016 1:09:40 PM):  Has anybody on this board ever used a Website to get a booklet printed? I have a Texas cousin who would like me to put together a booklet of my poems. She would give them to family & friends. I have 14 assorted verses. Plus a title page & a "dedication" page. I would like a cover stock used for this booklet. The cover stock would also have the title of this booklet. I have presently printed each verse, plus appropriate clip art image(s) on 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper. Have also printed the title page & "dedication" page on same size sheets of paper. However, I would like the booklet to be about 4 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" long. I order assorted weights of papers & envelopes from Paper Direct. You can print your project yourself. Or they will print it for you. I got their latest catalog with an up to 30% off a $30 or more order placed by 8/14. My coupon was worth 30%. I called them yesterday to find out they don't print booklets smaller than 8 1/2" x 11". I live rural. The closest Staples or Office Depot is an hour away from me for their print/copy services. Has anyone used a Website to order a custom printed booklet? Was it a reasonable cost? My cousin will be reimbursing me for the cost of these booklets. I would have 16 pages to upload to a Website for the order. ,  Virginia Ann S VA

8055 Gas prices (7/16/2016 1:43:13 PM):  We filled up for $1.66 today. Prices have dropped here in Upstate SC over the past couple of weeks.,  Susan, SC

8061 ned free coupons (7/16/2016 3:18:37 PM):  If you have no success with any store try rmctraders where someone may want to trade. ,  Just a thought

8070 Prayers Needed (7/16/2016 9:05:37 PM):  The most compassionate, giving person I have ever known hadn't been feeling very well. After three trips to the ER, being admitted twice and one more ER they were not leaving without answers. She got the sad news her cancer has returned. Thank you.,  Chris, OH

8072 Coke Rewards (7/16/2016 9:31:59 PM):  I haven't been able to get on the Coke Rewards site for two days. Did I miss a memo somewhere about that it wasn't working.,  Chris,OH

8077 windows 10 (7/17/2016 7:10:11 AM):  Looks like I have to start over again with Now it says I have to allow the ap but the screen goes away immediately and I dont see where to click it,  judyb la

8079 Envelope size (7/17/2016 8:30:52 AM):  Is there a size limit when mailing a card? I have a card that is 9 X 6. Will that go for .47?,  Thanks

8085 Baton Rouge (7/17/2016 11:02:38 AM):  Really don't like waking to read of death of 3 police officers in Baton Rouge. This, I feel, is going to be a summer as bad as 1968 Chicago, protestors at the Democratic National Convention. I was a kid at the time & don't recall a lot about it, but I recall is was about getting out of Viet Nam. The battle on Michigan Ave. ,  praying for police everywhere

8086 Photo Developing (7/17/2016 11:05:02 AM):  Anyone familiar with I I am hoping to restore lost photos on an unformatted SD card. Any suggestions where I may send this card or etc. be appreciated. thank you.,  karen b - tn

8089 Foy Code (7/17/2016 11:46:31 AM):  hi3wjxy6k for 34 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

8090 Aranesp (7/17/2016 1:41:48 PM):  Is anyone on here familiar with the drug, Aranesp? I think the odds will be slim, but thought I would ask. Would love to hear experience anyone had with this. My Mom got her first shot of this on 7/5 & is to get 7 more, each 3 wks apart. The day after she got the first shot, she sat in her chair all day, no energy & slept off & on. The 2nd day she had enough energy to clean her bathroom. A major achievement since my sister & I have been doing her housework. Day 3 back to her norm doing very little, sleeping 11 hrs each night. Her oncologist ordered the series of shots for her, not her kidney specialist. It is given to someone with severe anemia mainly due to kidneys not functioning properly. Mom claims they didn't give her warnings about shot till after the injection & she is debating having a 2nd one. Possible heart attack or stroke warning has her on the fence about it.,  Susan L, AZ

8096 Prayer Request (7/17/2016 5:21:24 PM):  Hey everyone, asking for prayers for my dad and myself. I've been dreading this time for 35 years. When I was 15 my mother died. Well, my dad has been terminally ill now for 2.5 yrs and the end is near. I just can't figure out how to deal with this without breaking down. I adore my dad and my world is better with him in it. I've had many losses in my life. As well as my mom, I lost my sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, grandparents. But this is hurting a lot. So I need strength. And any advice on how to get through this. I ask for my dad not to be in pain. He is a Christian, so he will be fine in the end. And I ask for strength for my stepmother of 25 yrs. Every time she breaks down, I do too. She has no children of her own and none of us children (5 of us) live near her or my dad. Thanks everyone.,  Dianne in GA

8106 Rodney's pre-OP test (7/17/2016 8:23:35 PM):  Well, Friday Rodney had to go have an EGD done in prep for a surgery he's having next month . They let me go back with him while they got him ready. Then the nurse came in with a shot of the "good stuff". Immediately after she gave it to him I leaned over and asked if he felt it yet. He said he didn't. I told him I was going on back out front. After I was already gone he rolled over and tried to kiss the nurse. She said, "honey, I'm not your wife". After the procedure the nurse told me that story and I'm still laughing! Guess the medicine was working after all.,  Sandy B., MO

8107 Brason Mo. (7/17/2016 8:37:14 PM):  First timers to visit Branson Mo. Trying to find a nice place to stay that is not too expensive and close to Dolly wood. Will be traveling in November, maybe 2 or 6 of us. may take small pet any pet friendly locations. Good deals on eating out. Thanks for your time and help. ,  Jenny Long Beach Ms.

8108 Virginia Ann - Booklet (7/17/2016 9:05:35 PM):  I've printed several booklets using my printer. There is a setting when you go to print that allows you to print on both side of the page. There is also a booklet setting. You may want to play with it a few times to make sure the orientation is correct. Also, if you change the paper type when the print setting come up, you should be able to put card stock through your printer. However, the card stock won't bend as nicely when you fold it. When I've finished printing, I then take it to OfficeMax to have them insert the staples in the middle. There's a small cost for that, but it's much cheaper than having them print the whole thing for you. I hope that helps. ,  John B., IN

8111 Neighborhood Site (7/18/2016 6:02:30 AM):  We have the site Next Door Neighbor where you are suppose to get neighborhood info. Someone talked about theirs on here one time and really liked the site. I joined mine hoping to learn informative info like when the moving truck was trailing UPS at Christmas and stealing the dropped off packages. Our site has turned into rants about one teenager they don't like and now calling out people that they don't like their lawns. How do you rant about your neighbor on an open forum and then proceed to live by them? In the past if someone offended you there was a conversation with the person or a call to the Association and they would handle the complaint. We have a Grass Compliance Officer that writes up people with tall grass. There are so many avenues besides using the forum to call out people you don't like. Now they are complaining of people have junk in their garage. No garages face the street so I don't see how it is anybody's business. I guess what I am wondering is don't these rants impact future interactions between people? It's like Facebook to me, all is well until somebody drinks too much and goes off on somebody else. That is why I got off Facebook, it made me uncomfortable. Do these rants and open criticism of others make you uncomfortable?,  Anna, AL

8121 Greenville, SC (7/18/2016 9:30:51 AM):  I will be in Greenville, SC for 10 days starting next week at a school program. Can anyone suggest some nice places to see while I am there? ,  Nancy, NY

8125 Gas Prices (7/18/2016 10:10:45 AM):  I paid $1.83 a gal in Ok city last week. I was almost out of gas and stopped at a Shell since I have their card. It was $2.15. I had to get enough to get me home or to a cheaper station. My card wasn't working; so I left and tried to find another station. I was getting anxious and prayed that I could find a station quick. It wasn't long before I found a Valero station and gas was $1.83. That was a double blessing. Our gas at home is $1.89 a gal.,  Janice/Ok

8126 Ants (7/18/2016 10:16:10 AM):  Termidor is the best to get rid of ants. We found this several years ago when we were having lots of problems with ants. Terro works but is slow getting rid of them. Termidor is diluted and sprayed with a pump sprayer. I don't think it is supposed to be sprayed inside. BUT, my daughter sprays it around our foundation and we noticed them gone within the hour. We also learned that they were multiplying in the hedges in the leaves. She cleaned those out and sprayed there. We rarely see ants anymore. If we do, she just sprays outside again. You may have to check on line where you can buy Termidor. My daughter bought it at a lawn and garden center somewhere. Everyone remembers the problem we had and singing the dead ant song to the tune of Pink Panther song...right Bob?,  Janice/Ok

8128 Thanks for your responses (7/18/2016 11:30:42 AM):  I drove by the homes she is complaining about and there are no visible issues. I do feel bad for the 5 houses she called out as being in disrepair. Someone pointed out this morning that negative comments on a neighborhood site could affect potential sales. I'm glad to know I am not alone in feeling uncomfortable when others are talked about in a public forum. I am having problems replying to posts so I had to start another one, sorry.,  anna, AL

8130 Dollywood (7/18/2016 11:40:05 AM):  In Branson there is Dolly Parton's Stampede.,  MO

8136 thanks all (7/18/2016 2:44:43 PM):  Thanks all for the prayers. I have many people I can talk to if I need to.,  Dianne in GA

8137 Slanted reporting (7/18/2016 2:55:13 PM):  Our local paper had online story and pic of officers involved in the shooting that took the lives of 3 officers. Headline: :...officers scramble, hide near scene of BR shooting" Text of story, describing what was seen in video: "...officer is seen hiding behind a wall... The officer runs away at about 8:49 a.m. when officials said the shooting was complete." What a slanted view for the reporter to take. These officers ran TO the threat, not away from it. One even got out from behind where he had taken cover to try to bring a wounded officer from another agency to safety. That officer was then shot and killed while attempting to render aid. They both ended up losing their lives. Several comments were left on the paper's site and they changed things. "Rifle-wielding officers respond, take cover..." and text was changed to: "A male officer is seen taking cover behind a wall. The officer is later seen running." ,  Susan, LA

8141 Hearing aids (7/18/2016 4:26:12 PM):  Has anyone on here ever tried one of the cheap hearing aids you can buy off the internet? Do they work? Some are really cheap. Thanks,  Judy/MO

8144 Paypal (7/18/2016 5:49:54 PM):  I tried to add to my paypal account and it would not let me. I had just added 200.00 about 2 weeks before. I only use this for rebate forms and also sending money to my grand daughter I had almost 300.00 in the account and tried to add 400.00 more but it would not let me. I called and they said this is not what this account is supposed to be used for. They wanted me to go ahead and send the money and they would take it out of my bank account. I don't want to do that. A lot of my trades are only for 2, 3 or 4 dollars, this would not look good on my bank statement. Has anyone else had problems adding to paypal balance?,  Shirley, NC

8149 Sewing Experts (7/18/2016 7:40:08 PM):  I have a sewing question for all sewing experts. I have made some gathered skirts for younger people so I am pretty good at that. I want to make myself a midi length skirt with just some gentle type of pleats. Not box pleats just gentle flowing type of pleats. I know to measure my waist and give a couple inches or so for waist band. I am not sure how to measure for the part to put pleats in and some of posts on google are confusing. I don't want to double or triple my waist size because I don't want it full. I am plus size and hippy. I am tempted to take one of my skirts apart but skirts are still nice for wearing. Thanks for help.,  Vicki, Va.

8154 Question (7/18/2016 11:02:49 PM):  I know there are rules for Chat, like when we can post referrals and such. Is it the first of the month? I can't remember. I just jumped on the bandwagon and ordered my first Stitch Fix and I'm hooked!! I wanted to share the word, and my referral link on the appropriate day! Please let me know when that is! Thank you!,  Leslie

8155 Sirius Radio (7/19/2016 5:54:49 AM):  We have Sirius XM radio in the car. It is about up for the year. they want mega bucks to renew. But I know you can call and negotiate a rate. Okay yes I am asking. What price did some people on this chat get their Sirius XM radio price down to. thanks ,  Patti/IN

8160 Baltimore (7/19/2016 7:36:46 AM):  Of the six police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death, three of them have been acquitted and one is scheduled for a retrial due to a hung jury. Two others are now scheduled for their trial. The prosecution rushed to judgment and are now wasting time.,  Bob, PA

8165 Prayer Request (7/19/2016 9:48:43 AM):  Dianne in GA Please e-mail me your NAZ. You need one of my custom prayer cards. I know what you mean about having one of your parents still in your life. My Mom has been gone almost 3 years now. I still miss her every day. My Dad died in 1997. I still miss him every day. But I know they are both where they needed to be!,  Virginia Ann S VA

8167 Foy Code (7/19/2016 10:36:54 AM):  ksksa33zv for 20 points for 3 more.,  Vicki, Va.

8168 Foy Code (7/19/2016 10:40:58 AM):  fd3w2mhwi for 10 points for one more.,  Vicki, Va.

8172 Photo developing/software (7/19/2016 12:31:56 PM):  Recently I asked about retrieving photos from an unformatted SD card. I am happy to say I solved the problem. I have a Nikon and contacted the company. I downloaded a software from them. So now I have my vacation pictures!,  Karen B - Tn

8174 Rebate apps etc (7/19/2016 12:51:38 PM):  Hello all! Just wanted to check in and see what apps everyone is using and getting paid from. I use: Checkout 51, Receipt Hog, SavingStar, Ibotta, and Savings Catcher (Walmart). I do also have the CVS app for random coupons they send. Are there any others out there that I can add to my phone? It's already the end of July so that means that Christmas will be here soon! Lol. Have a great day! :) ,  Lorena, TX

8176 Funny (7/19/2016 12:53:17 PM):  A blonde lady motorist was about two hours from San Diego when she was flagged down by a man whose truck had broken down…… The man walked up to the car and asked, "Are you going to San Diego?" "Sure," answered the blonde, "do you need a lift?" "Not for me. I'll be spending the next three hours fixing my truck. My problem is I've got two chimpanzees in the back that have to be taken to the San Diego Zoo. They're a bit stressed already so I don't want to keep them on the road all day. Could you possibly take them to the zoo for me? I'll give you $100 for your trouble" "I'd be happy to," said the blonde. So the two chimpanzees were ushered into the back seat of the blonde's car and carefully strapped into their seat belts, and off they went. Five hours later, the truck driver was driving through the heart of San Diego when suddenly he was horrified! There was the blonde walking down the street, holding hands with the two chimps, much to the amusement of a big crowd. With a screech of brakes he pulled off the road and ran over to the blonde. "What are you doing here?" he demanded, "I gave you $100 to take these chimpanzees to the zoo!" "Yes, I know you did," said the blonde. "But we had money left over so now we're going to Sea World." ,  Bob, PA

8177 Sinus CT Scan (7/19/2016 12:57:47 PM):  Tomorrow afternoon I am getting a sinus CT scan. After 3+ months of nothing else working I hope this gives us some answers. Oh, and I found out last Friday that one of my ear tubes was still visible, but not doing anything so the ENT took it out. I still have a hole in my ear so I have to wear the earplug when I take a shower, etc.,  Heather, NV

8182 Hot Stuff (7/19/2016 2:33:11 PM):  This weekend brings another hot front to our area. They have increased the forecast. Will be 101 on Saturday and 101 on Sunday. Wish I had a pool!!,  Susan, SC

8188 Expired coupon (7/19/2016 4:48:46 PM):  I ran out of quart size baggies in my kitchen so I grabbed a box of Hefty One Zip from the stock pile shelf in my garage. When I opened the box, the coupon inside had expired June 30, 2000, over SIXTEEN years ago!!! Haha, good thing baggies don't go bad!,  Linda B CA

8189 not my day (7/19/2016 5:20:39 PM):  I'm not getting the right Java installed and now cant print Smartsource coupons (worked fine before I updated to Win 10 I went looking for the International Delight Pure (savingstar said Walmart and Target and I didnt find at either place). And I didnt find the Okocat at Walmart,  judyb la

8191 Pampered chef stoneware cookie mold (7/19/2016 5:32:08 PM):  I bought a beautiful heart shaped limited edition Pampered chef cookie mold. However, there are no instructions for use or recipes. Tried searching and haven't found much information. Hope someone can help! Thanks in advance.,  Lori L MN

8193 Atlantic City advice needed (7/19/2016 6:40:37 PM):  Hubby and I want to go to AC for a night. In what area of the boardwalk would you suggest staying? I didn't realize it was so long! I'd like to be close to the boardwalk, swim in the ocean, and do some gambling but don't know where to start or what area may be better to focus on. TIA!,  Heather in PA

8196 Sewing Friends (7/19/2016 8:12:18 PM):  Thanks for the info. Faye that is probably what I am looking for. Just soft flowing gathers. I did see a you tube video of simple skirt with 2 pleats in front & 2 in back. It looked simple but pretty. Just wasn't sure how to measure for fabric. I don't want fullness. Just a nice flowing type of skirt. Google researcher that is also type of skirt I would like to try. Thanks again for all the help.,  Vicki, Va.

8200 Hearing aids (7/19/2016 10:05:36 PM):  CostCo does have audiologists with the highest degrees working for them. I didn't feel that it was necessary to put in my post since hearing aids are a specialty..fitted to the person needing the hearing assistance. My husband's hearing loss is work related...still no insurance for the hearing aids.,  Google Researcher

8209 Co-Workers and Privacy (7/20/2016 9:42:42 AM):  I am a senior citizen am a self employed newspaper carrier I took the job several years ago to help ends IN order to take time off my job requires me to have well trained substitute any errors, miss deliveries, and complaints are charged back to me To be honest it is very difficult find or afford a dependable substitute carrier to cover the route due to the pay rate and amount of work involved My route pays per paper delivered on a monthly basis equaling about $45 per night and $10 of that goes for gas not to mention the other expenses Newspaper carriers have little contract or interaction with other carriers its mostly pick up and ready your papers for delivery and hit the road so to speak I recently had to have some tests and surgery My substitute is doing a great job I had to pay them $20 a night more than I do up front so I dont want be out any more than necessary The cost worried me as well as charges that may incur for complaints If I drive a different vehicle customers will call me or the office claiming they did not receive paper as an excuse to find out if they have a different carrier when I know I delivered I dont miss any of my customers But thats not what is aggravating me another carrier is asking my subs all kinds of questions about me I do understand up to a point about concern and being nice but cornering up my subs helper his teenage boy and tried to get the "scoop" then texting me saying "David" was keeping "them" updated of my condition to me was going to far or being overly aggressive and over board Plus asking my sub multiple times each day for an update on me He had his phone on speaker when he received one of their calls My sub said he's (me) going good To me its a lot of worry having surgery and the responsibility of this job muss less deal with someone like this ,  Privacy Please

8211 Lookin For Sale (7/20/2016 10:26:15 AM):  Well it looks like I'll be looking for a sale. Forgot all about my bras drying in den and dear sweet Molly chewed up one of my 18 hour bras in about 3 minutes. Then the yorkie Pepper tried to join in. Gotta Love Em.,  Vicki, Va.

8214 renewing passport (7/20/2016 11:42:41 AM):  So just wondering when to do, it doesn't expire till june 2017, so if I renew early is my old one still good till 6/2017?,  cheryl ny

8215 Wow (7/20/2016 12:20:56 PM):  Talk about spoiled children. My SIL, husband's sister, lives just outside Seattle now. They moved there last summer after her husband took a job there. My BIL, husband's brother lives near by with his family. Wife and two daughters. The oldest one is now 19 and going to college near the SIL so she was staying with them for a few weeks until her apartment was ready. First, she refuses to get a job and must have THIS particular apartment instead of living on campus. She doesn't know what she wants to be so she is taking debate classes and law classes. Now she says there is no one at the school smart enough to debate with her so she may have to drop that class. Can you believe that? She is the smartest student there, how nice for her! While staying with my SIL, she was told several times that she left blueberry juice on the quartz counter and my SIL had to clean up the stain. Do you know she told my SIL that she is crazy and that the counter is granite! SIL says, I bought this house I should know what the counters are made of. This child is always right and will argue with any adult even when she is wrong, but won't admit it. She tells her father stories about things that happen that really didn't and he believes her over his sister. She has caused a BIG rift in their relationship and BIL believes his daughter and won't even discuss it with SIL. You would think since there are 4 people in the house that have witnessed her bad behavior, her father would at least listen to the problems. Instead he pulls her out of the house and puts her up in a B&B until her apartment is ready!! She believes she is ready to take on the world and the world will just do as she says, her father always had trouble dealing with authority, I guess it runs in the family.,  CB OH

8223 My son (7/20/2016 1:35:33 PM):  My son who is presently stationed at Jacksonville, FL (marine at a Navy base) just got his next orders. I was hoping it would be Hawaii. But he will go to Japan in late September. We are going down in two weeks to visit him. Then he'll have 30 days of leave before he gets his official deployment orders. They say they could still change but not likely. He wanted to see the world so guess he will now.,  Susan, SC

8224 Get-togethers (7/20/2016 1:58:19 PM):  Over the years I've read about OTC readers getting together to meet in person. That would be so much fun. Any OTC'ers traveking that would like to meet?,  Sandy B., MO

8232 What's For Dinner? (7/20/2016 4:22:22 PM):  It's in the upper nineties here; and DH is cutting the grass. We need something cool and light; so I'm making a tuna-pasta salad to be served on lettuce with crackers and lots of ice cold sweet tea with lemon. We'll have ice cream later. What are ya'll having?,  Olivia, MS

8233 Cleaning a Keurig (7/20/2016 4:24:34 PM):  I just bought my first Keurig! I've been waiting a long time for it and finally bought it yesterday. I know that it will need cleaning for removal of hard water deposits. The manual recommends using their own cleaner. Can I use vinegar? Or what? Thanks!,  Nancy, LA

8236 phone call (7/20/2016 4:51:37 PM):  Just got a phone call from someone doing a survey. She said right off it was not political, and since the interruption was not a problem I did it. It was about TV, radio, newspapers and internet. I thought it would be easy since I don't watch TV, listen to the radio, or read newspapers much, and my internet use is not for that purpose. When she was finished she said I would be getting something in the mail to finish the survey. When she said it would have $10 in it, that was a red flag to me. Who would be sending $10 cash in the mail? She didn't say check. She had my address and phone number, but she didn't have my name. I figured anyone who had my address and phone number could very easily get my name if they really wanted to, so I gave it to her. She said the envelope would have big purple letters from Scars bough, you can make a difference and not to throw it out because it has $10 in it. She also said I may be called for other surveys for which I would get paid. Is she just going to sell my contact information to a bunch of people and will I now get swamped with calls from who knows who? I don't have caller ID so I answer my calls. Is anyone familiar with this? I thought she said it was from Neilson, but they might just tag that on.,  unsure

8237 Car rental (7/20/2016 5:02:25 PM):  Help! Where are the cheapest places to rent a car? TIA.,  Denise, MI

8243 Insensitive reporting (7/20/2016 6:25:28 PM):  Our local news at 6 tonight did a story featuring the young widow of one of the officers ambushed on Sunday. She was telling her thoughts and reliving the moments of that day. All of a sudden, an anchor breaks in "Good afternoon to you friends. We come to you with some disturbing news." Then they switch back to the widow and some more of her thoughts. Then back to anchor: "Right now we've confirmed as we interrupt your programming that several officers are down." Then they switch back to the widow. Took me a few seconds to figure out that they were interweaving news clips of Sunday's coverage with her thoughts! After everything we, and especially the families, have been through since Sunday, this is an awful way to do a story. Ch. 9 should be ashamed of themselves! Doesn't any station/newspaper have anyone that goes over stories before the public sees them?? Don't any of them have compassion??,  Susan, LA

8244 Windows 10 (7/20/2016 6:41:05 PM):  I find it's now my turn to download windows 10. Only I have a question before doing. Will my items I have in favorites now be no longer there? ,  Karen B. - Tn

8251 Crossing into Canada (7/20/2016 9:48:26 PM):  A passport is not required to cross the USA/Canadian border by land. You will need to have a drivers license to prove identity and a birth certificate or naturalization paper. If you have a passport that is best since it is proof of identity and citizenship. Copies are not acceptable of any documents.,  Google Researcher

8264 Input Please (7/21/2016 7:44:53 AM):  Okay People.....I need some help here. We know people in Cuba. There was a death. I would like to send a Spanish sympathy card. I can't find any... I live close to Indianapolis. I have been to two Hallmark stores ...they have Spanish cards but no sympathy card. I went to more than one Mexican store. They don't sell any kind of cards. I found some on Amazon...but good night I don't need a box of them. And no I don't want to try to make one at home. With my Do you know where I can actually go in my car and buy a Spanish sympathy card. ,  Patti/IN

8266 Greatest Hits (7/21/2016 8:25:06 AM):  For those who like music from the recent past, tonight is the show Greatest Hits. It's on ABC at 9 pm here in Upstate SC but may be different time in your area. Last week they had the band Chicago, a singer from Foreigner and a few others.,  Susan, SC

8270 Dentist (7/21/2016 9:22:42 AM):  I am 64 years old and still afraid of the dentist....geez!! I am a good patient, get my teeth cleaned every 6 months, floss & brush. Have hardly had any pain in 30-40 years from the Novocaine injections. But still remember the days before Novocaine when that belt used to spin in front of your eyes and the guy would say "now this is gonna hurt now".......had a tooth pulled at 9am today.....waiting for the Novocaine to wear off. I was so sweaty that they practically had to peel me out of the dental chair,  Joanie in FL Keys

8290 Mr. Coffee (7/21/2016 11:55:36 AM):  I posted awhile back about my machine not working after 2 weeks of use. I have had it for at least 6 months as a back up. I emailed company but I have no receipt so they won't replace it. Not that I want another 1 like that. Any how I got on Walmart website last Friday & found a different Keurig for $42. I was going to have it shipped but it would not arrive until yesterday. I wanted it sooner so I decided to pick it up at the store. Got the confirmation email & it said it should be ready for pick up by the end of that same day. Yesterday I finally receive a email saying the earliest I might get it will be end of next week. Now I know why I don't deal with Walmart. I will just go to another store this weekend & buy one.,  cathy oh

8291 Cleaning excess files from Computer Recovery Syste (7/21/2016 11:55:54 AM):  I somehow brought up the Recovery program in my computer this morning. A chart showed that this program is almost full. There is only 1+ megabytes(?) of free space left in it. I think I need to clean junk out of it. But don't know how to do it without messing up my computer! I don't need to make another mistake!,  Virginia Ann S VA

8296 Vintage satin wedding dress and wrinkles (7/21/2016 12:30:59 PM):  Hi, I purchased a vintage satin wedding dress which is badly wrinkled. This is for decorative purposes in a bedroom I am redoing. Ideas for some old wrinkles? Thanks,  hbnj

8298 Ghost Busters (7/21/2016 1:04:32 PM):  Has anyone seen this movie that just came out? If so, what did you think of it? Thinking of seeing it, but haven't seen any ratings,  Tammy

8300 Days of our Lives (7/21/2016 3:05:10 PM):  Anyone watch this more regularly than I do? It has been 6 mos at least since I last watched. Why is Maggie in wheel chair? Is that for the show, or did something happen to her in real life? She has been on that show forever, 40 yrs at least.,  watch now & then

8301 Bowling (7/21/2016 3:33:13 PM):  If you like to bowl, be sure to check out your local bowling alley to see if they have a program where you get one free game per day per person. A generous RMC'er sent me some free Musselman's certificates. When we go, we inevitably want to bowl 2 games, so the certificates are great for the 2nd game! I buy shoes when I find them at garage sales/thrift stores, so I generally don't have to pay shoe rental (though my 12 year old said none fit and complained they all hurt, so I did rent them for him :). So...$3 for some bonding time with my kids, and they had a contest where you won a free 1-liter of Mountain Dew if the green pin was in front and you got a strike....and my younger son and I both won (plus we all got entered into a contest for 4 free aquarium passes). My kids are starting to appreciate some of the freebies and contests (my oldest actually noticed the contest with the green pin). It's fun to see them get excited like I do at a deal or contest!,  Lisa, OH

8309 Recipe Day? (7/21/2016 6:05:53 PM):  I know by now, many of us are really getting tired of "politics." I know I will be glad when both "conventions" are over. How about having a "recipe" day? I still have an old RefundCents cookbook that I downloaded in 2007. Lots of people contributed to it. I don't remember who was gracious and kind enough to put it together for all of us. These days I will sometimes cut and paste some good recipes from Off Topic into a running recipe list folder on my computer. I know that I am always looking for easy "canning" recipes that use the boiling water bath method for relishes and pickles. Good jelly and preserves are also fun to try.,  Joanne VT

8310 Publix's (7/21/2016 6:19:39 PM):  Poise overnight Pads has a 2.00 Publix'x cpn+2.00manuf c/o=4.00 0ff 4.99=.99.Publix's cpnsays not good on 30ct but looks like they downsized.The package is 28 ct.For once downsize works for us.,  Florida

8311 Recall Notices (7/21/2016 6:31:39 PM):  Cycling Sports Group recalls commuter bicycles due to fall hazard:
Crosman recalls crossbow rope cocking devices due to injury hazard:
Lorex recalls Video Baby Monitors due to burn hazard: Researcher

8314 Discover bonus? (7/21/2016 7:27:45 PM):  I've accumulated quite a bit of Discover cash back that you can cash in for various gift cards. Some have more of a "bonus" than others (eg $50 gift card for $40 vs $50 gift card for $45). Does anyone know if Discover periodically sweetens the deal and gives even better deals at any time? If not, I might cash some of my rewards in sooner rather than later.....,  Lisa, OH

8318 REALLY?! (7/22/2016 12:23:47 AM):  Rodney and I are opening a business within the next month. I was on looking at resumes and, believe it or not, there are people looking for a job to help you hunt Pokemon! I just find that really odd.,  Sandy B., MO

8319 Ant help (7/22/2016 4:08:16 AM): found this article and thought it might help someone, just always remember to keep anything out of the reach of children or animals...HTH,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

8320 Ants and cucumber peels (7/22/2016 4:36:39 AM):  There had been some discussion about using cucumber peels to get rid of ants. Well I put some peels outside by my ant hills. My cocker spaniel was with me. He ate the peelings as soon as I put then on the ground. Not going to kill the anthill that way I guess. Our dog also likes the whole cucumbers, he took one out of my bowl to eat as I was picking them recently. He seems to like some of the other stuff we pick from the garden also.,  Jackie A., PA

8323 Ring in Toilet?? (7/22/2016 6:47:52 AM):  ok...I think I've seen this mentioned before but I didn't pay any attention to it. We have one bathroom which is a 1/2 bath (toilet n sink only) and small. So mainly only the guys use it. Rarely do I ever use it. But it has a ring that won't come out right where the water level is at. How do you get that off the ceramic?? thanks in advance. (we have city water),  Susan, SC

8325 Washing machine (7/22/2016 7:33:37 AM):  I broke down and bought an HE Maytag washer. It makes the strangest noises. From what I can google, that is normal for an HE washing machine. Does anyone else have one that can say the same???,  Susan, SC

8328 Sharon, TN Windows 10 (7/22/2016 7:59:47 AM): Researcher

8340 (7/22/2016 10:01:51 AM):  The article was titled "The Definitive Murphy's Law Murphy was an optimist.". I have no idea where I originally found it. or who wrote it. If anyone else would like a copy of this article, please e-mail me your NAZ I will be glad to send you a copy. One tidbit example is as follows: "A $300.00 picture tube will protect a 10¢ fuse by blowing first." Another tidbit is: N"No matter how long or hard you shop for an item, after you've bought it, it will be on sale somewhere cheaper.",  Virginia Ann S VA

8348 Foy Code (7/22/2016 1:45:41 PM):  5mzuyzdne for 22 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

8351 Dianne in GA (7/22/2016 3:36:43 PM):  Bumped up-doesn't the Clorox tabs harm the rubber pieces in back of toilet earlier than normal? I hate the ring, but I don't want to have to call someone twice a year, or more, to replace parts. If it doesn't harm them, I will try them.,  cautious to try

8352 Recall Notices (7/22/2016 3:45:11 PM):  GSI Outdoors recalls children’s water bottles due to violation of lead standard; sold exclusively at L.L.Bean:
Things Remembered recalls children’s jewelry due to violation of lead standard: Researcher

8355 windows 10 (7/22/2016 4:41:37 PM):  What happened to copy and organize? I had the way of sending the email attachments of the pictures my son sent to my email using Windows 7 and now I am lost,  lost

8356 RECIPE (7/22/2016 5:12:13 PM):  I copied this recipe on line and we LOVE it. It is soon easy I have volunteered to make 10 for a fund raiser. It is all made in a blender after you take the seeds away from the blender. ENJOY. This lemon pie is made in the blender! So easy and bursting with lemon flavor. Author: Adell Goff Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 9" pie INGREDIENTS For the pie: 1 large lemon 4 large eggs ½ cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1½ cups sugar 1 (9 inch) piecrust, unbaked (I used a frozen deep dish) For the topping: (optional) 1 cup whipping cream 2 Tablespoons sugar INSTRUCTIONS Take your pie crust out of the freezer or make your own. I used a frozen deep dish pie crust and it worked perfect. I placed it on a cookie sheet because the metal pan was not that strong but if using a glass pie plate you won't need to do this. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash your lemon then cut up and remove all the seeds. (Don't peel it, you will blend the whole lemon!) Place in your high powdered blender (such as a Vitamix). Add the eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar. Blend till smooth. I started at power 5 then moved up to 10. Pour the mixture into your piecrust. Bake for about 40 minutes or until set. Let cool then chill in the fridge. For the topping: Place your mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Add your whipping cream and sugar. Whip till peaks form. Slice pie and serve chilled with a dollop of the whip cream on top. This can be enjoyed warm (is just won't be as firm) or room temperature but we preferred it chilled.,  Janice in Ga

8357 Ant Help (7/22/2016 6:24:23 PM):  My Uncle from the farm, used Black Pepper in the ant hills or anywhere else to keep them away. Whole black peppercorns works well. ,  Carole , Pa

8360 Susan SC -Business (7/22/2016 6:58:55 PM):  Susan, we are opening a Cryogenic Therapy service business with a limited amount of retail. It's similar to ice baths that athletes take but that they HATE because they are so painful. This is a dry cold, though, and really targets inflammation. Are limited retail items will include magnetic jewelry, essential oils, and a Kangen type water. Of course, there will be a discount for my brothers and sisters in blue ... for firemen, too.,  Sandy B., MO

8361 Ebay (7/22/2016 7:37:01 PM):  I get frustrated with ebay sometimes, but it can be profitable! I bought a Little Tikes dollhouse with dolls and furniture for $4 at a garage sale. I sold the dollhouse on Craigslist for $20, and so far have sold one of the dolls for $18.99 and the stairs for $19.99!! Now, that is before shipping (I offer free shipping because I find it easier) and fees. Nonetheless, it's not a bad profit, and I still have multiple dolls and furniture to (possibly) sell. The side benefit is that usually when I sell things, I know people are thrilled to get something they've been looking for, so I'm helping people too :),  Lisa, OH

8363 Butter question...#38358 (7/22/2016 9:25:09 PM):  1 cup butter, melted is measure then melt. 1 cup melted butter is melt first then measure. ,  Google Researcher

8368 Recipe - bread in a bag (7/23/2016 6:52:00 AM):  I had seen this on FB - supposed to be like a group thing to do with kids - my DH and I made it last week and it was delicious 20 minsCook time 30 minsTotal time 50 mins BREAD IN A BAG Serves: 2 mini loaves or 1 full size loaf Ingredients 3 C all purpose flour, divided 3 Tbsp white sugar 1 (.25) package rapid rise yeast (2¼ tsp) 1 C warm water 3 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil 1½ tsp salt Instructions In a resealable plastic bag place 1 C flour, sugar and yeast and add in warm water. Squeeze air out of the bag and seal. Squish with your hands until well mixed together. Let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature. Bubbles will form. Open bag and put in 1 C of flour, oil and salt. Seal bag again and squish until well blended. Add last cup of flour and continue mixing in the same manner until well blended. Remove dough from bag and put onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5-10 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough in half and place each half into a greased mini loaf pan. Or make one large loaf Cover with a towel and allow to rise for about 30 minutes. Bake in a 375 degree oven 20 minsCook time 30 minsTotal time 50 mins BREAD IN A BAG Serves: 2 mini loaves or 1 full size loaf Ingredients 3 C all purpose flour, divided 3 Tbsp white sugar 1 (.25) package rapid rise yeast (2¼ tsp) 1 C warm water 3 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil 1½ tsp salt Instructions In a resealable plastic bag place 1 C flour, sugar and yeast and add in warm water. Squeeze air out of the bag and seal. Squish with your hands until well mixed together. Let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature. Bubbles will form. Open bag and put in 1 C of flour, oil and salt. Seal bag again and squish until well blended. Add last cup of flour and continue mixing in the same manner until well blended. Remove dough from bag and put onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5-10 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough in half and place each half into a greased mini loaf pan. Or make one large loaf Cover with a towel and allow to rise for about 30 minutes. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until bread is golden brown. for 25-30 minutes or until bread is golden brown. ,  Joanie in FL Keys

8373 Foy Code (7/23/2016 9:14:28 AM):  29z8sa862 for 31 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

8374 Foy Code (7/23/2016 9:17:58 AM):  tr76i1yqz for 31 points for 2 more. This is not a repeat this is a new foy code for 31 points again.,  Vicki, Va.

8377 Post office (7/23/2016 9:49:08 AM):  I went to the post office today to mail a few things. I figured while I was there, I'd buy stamps. Imagine my dismay when they were out of postcard stamps, .10 and .05 stamps!! This is a regular post office - not a satellite location! Somewhat aggravating when that is one of their primary functions..... When I asked if she knew when they might get some, she wasn't sure and said she didn't know if they'd even been ordered (and it wasn't that she just noticed they were out - she told me when I said I needed some various denominations).,  Lisa, OH

8378 FOY code (7/23/2016 10:31:07 AM):  yo50utrhz for 24 coins 2 users.,  Faye, VA

8389 Humor (7/23/2016 12:49:09 PM):  I copied and pasted this off of fb, I thought it was so funny, hope you enjoy the laughs... THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: 1. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax." 2. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food." 3. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish." 4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price." 5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room." 6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow." 7. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned." 8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared." 9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers." 10. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." 11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun." 12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair." 13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller." 14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service." 15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners." 16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning." 17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel." 18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes." 19. "My fiancée and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.",  Sunshine (Linda IN)

8400 Changing Date on Photos (7/23/2016 6:00:01 PM):  I have a Canon power shot camera and while on vacation I had to replace battery in camera and I put wrong date in. Is there an easy way to correct in my computer? I often upload photos to Shutterfly and they put date on back of pictures. I used wrong year--2017 also. Will be hard to find in computer in the future. Thanks for any suggestions.,  Bev, IN

8401 Copying Photos (7/23/2016 6:31:26 PM):  I took a bunch of photos of my nephew to make copies of them at Staples yesterday. (Somehow when his mom & dad split up, his pictures turned up missing. Anyway he is getting married in October and his future mother inlaw wanted to make a timeline of him and his fiancee into some kind of craft project for their wedding.) Anyway, I found out that they could not make copies of them because they were school pictures or pictures taken at JCP or Sears many years ago. Anyway, Staples needed a release from the photographer or company in order for them to copy the pictures and make a "profit.". Since he went to several different schools in different systems over the years, I had no clue where all of the pictures were done. However, I could copy them myself on their copier and put them on plain paper and not photo paper -- which I did. The copies came out really well. Then I managed to leave on page of his original pictures there on the machine. Fortunately, when I went back this morning they still had them!,  Joanne VT

8402 Kohls discounts (7/23/2016 7:10:09 PM):  Does Kohls take the % off first and then the $10 off when you buy $50 in home department? I have a 30% off and am trying to use that with the $10 off when you buy $50 and am trying to work out the best items to put together. Thank you ,  Laurie, Ohio

8403 Gwen Stefani tickets (7/23/2016 7:31:23 PM):  I have won two tickets to Gwen Stefani -she is playimg in Noblesville IN on July 31st.First one to email me at with NAME AND ADDRESS can have them as I will have to get them in the mail.They are just lawn seats.,  Angela IN

8405 Carpet Rakes (7/23/2016 7:58:36 PM):  Can anyone tell me if they use one on their carpet? i recently bought one from amazon-it is made out of a plastic material for 39.99 and I am not sure if it is going to hold up well-If you have often do you use it before or after you vacuum and what brand do you have?,  Laurie, Ohio

8408 Foy Code (7/23/2016 9:39:49 PM):  q6qyuvzf9 For 28 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

8412 Sandy B, MO (7/24/2016 8:03:30 AM):  This will save money for water., PA

8415 Reviewing a product for online store (7/24/2016 11:59:41 AM):  I was invited by to review my purchase of Depend Night Defense briefs for women. I was given answer choices I could check off. Plus add my own answers. The answer choices they listed ALL referred to an automotive product! I had to add my own "Pros" answers. Thankfully, they included a "Comments" section where we could add any additional comments we wanted to make. I told them NONE of the answer choices listed referred to Depend Night Defense products! I now wonder if such online retailers use an outside firm to conduct a consumer survey about products we've purchased from them?,  Virginia Ann S VA

8417 probiotics (7/24/2016 1:10:49 PM):  I saw some Walgreens chocolate drop chewable probiotics marked down to $4.37. I was ready to pounce until I saw the exp date of 8/16. Now I wonder if I should go back and get them. I did internet research and one said they should be good up to 3 months after the exp date and others implied they would be losing their potentcy soon after the exp date (although I dont which form of probiotics they were talking about but I think it was yogurt) anyone know?,  judyb la

8418 SAMPLE STORM (7/24/2016 3:36:32 PM):  I used to do Start Sampling. For a while it's been Sample Storm. Has anyone on this board ever seen one of the bigger rewards be available? it's really not worth it even though it just takes a minute a day.,  lbj

8419 ears/sinus CT scan (7/24/2016 4:33:33 PM):  Sinus CT scan came up mostly clear. I had to find and read the test results since my ENT is on vacation for two+ weeks. Nurse is going to refer me to Physical Therapy on my neck since the ENT had listed that as an option. This morning DH had me try two of his Excedrin with caffeine since I don't drink coffee, etc. My ear popped 6 times in about 4 hours! And, at one point I even had to blow my nose which I hardly ever have to do unless it is after the shower. I am hoping it continues to work. I am so tired of this.,  Heather, NV

8423 (bump) Days of Our Lives/Maggie (7/24/2016 11:54:17 PM):  Maggie is in the wheelchair because Deimos replaced her Rx's in her purse with something else. She was hospitalized after passing out & falling down. They found her unconscious. Deimos was trying to get back at Victor for sending him to prison when he was a young man for the death of his fiancee' (Victor was in love with Helena, too.) I, too, watch it every once in a while, more so in the Winter months.,  Terri

8424 gum skin graft (7/25/2016 12:04:26 AM):  Has anyone done a skin graft of their gums? My dental hygienist said that I will need to get it done, but DH and I are questioning it. We also realized that we have a new dentist since the previous dentist sold the practice and only works a few days a week. I am starting to wonder how much of what DD and I are being told is real versus new dentist wants to make more money. It is odd that I haven't even had a filling in years and now they are saying I might need a ton of work. I have already decided that I will be getting a second opinion before agreeing to anything.,  Heather, NV

8425 probiotics (7/25/2016 6:05:09 AM):  I think my post from yesterday vanished. Are probiotic pills good after their exp date? I found some on clearance at Walgreens but all are dated 8/16. I'm not going to buy them unless I know for sure and the info on the internet doesnt clear it up for me,  judyb la

8432 Dates (7/25/2016 8:14:09 AM):  My grandma says thank goodness for FDA and ingredients on products.Back in day you didn't know what you were eating taking.They could add anything not harmful for you.Fillers but also do that today.We take expired vts.Only thing we don't use expired is Renu for contact lens.Have to be careful eyes.RENU is only one made USA we have used it forever.Watch sales same price as others,  Julie Fl

8433 Direct TV (7/25/2016 8:23:32 AM):  Would like input from anyone who has Direct tv. Do you lose signal during rain and storms? Do they remove a channel because of disagreements with the network owner(like Dish is now doing with NBC)I have Dish and am so displeased with them for these reasons. In Okla when storms are around the dish always loses signal. Any info is appreciated.,  Mary, ok

8441 Bath and Body (7/25/2016 10:07:34 AM):  Any coupons out there for Bath and Body Works. I do not need online codes. I'm talking about likie real coupons that I take to the store. Bath and Body Works. ,  Nancee/IN

8446 How to tell if a Word Processing program has a spe (7/25/2016 11:09:56 AM):  I have a Hallmark Card Studio software program installed in my computer. I'm using a font in that program in my booklet of verses. I called an area printing firm to inquire about the cost of getting those booklets printed. I used a font in my Hallmark program to type up the poems. I was told that font might not be found in Word processing programs. I'm using "Carmine Tango" as my font for the poems, "title" page & "dedication" page. The fonts that are in my "Hallmark" program have the "hmk" initials after the font. This font doesn't have those initials. Can I be certain this font would be found in Word word processing? The clip art images I'm using with my poems all come from my Hallmark software program.The printer is unsure he could use those images without the use of that software program!,  Virginia Ann S VA

8448 Naked Juice (7/25/2016 12:54:00 PM):  Does anybody remember the Naked Juice class action suit a couple of years ago? did we ever get checks from that?,  lbj

8449 Linda, TX (7/25/2016 1:04:38 PM):  I just started taking Probiotics. There are so many on the shelf and I did notice that some said to refrigerate. I questioned that and the wording on all of them put my brain in a spin. May I ask which brands you have found to be the best. Thank you for doing the research.,  Vicki J in AZ

8451 Rebates (7/25/2016 2:04:09 PM):  Apparently I need to pay closer attention when I am entering the Staples rebate numbers....I got my second postcard for another invalid receipt, and I was again off by one digit. I didn't think I'd miss the entering it twice when you submit, but I do! This is one of the few rebates I do anymore, so you'd think it would be pretty easy for me!,  Lisa, OH

8456 Sandy B MO (7/25/2016 3:33:57 PM):  Aromatic therapy. This has been used by veterinarians for years to help animals in pain with good results sometimes. Youtube videos show you how to make your own There is a caution in using this that some patients may be allergic to it or get rashes on their skin. ,  Bob, PA

8458 Prayers needed (7/25/2016 3:57:32 PM):  My 62 year old son is very seriously ill and we would appreciate prayers from every body that prays. Thank you,  louise, oh

8462 #25on25th-Baton Rouge (7/25/2016 5:21:08 PM):  Restaurants in Baton Rouge got together and decided to donate 25% of their profits today to benefit the police officers that were murdered last Sunday. Last count was over 130 restaurants participating. Since some restaurants are closed on Monday, some of those donated from Saturday or Sunday profits. On Sunday, I visited the makeshift memorial at the B-Quick gas station where the murders happened. You get chills watching it on TV and seeing it in the paper, but you don't get the full impact until you see it in person. The 3 patrol units are also set up at the respective headquarters. Tons of flowers and messages left there. Even a flag from Puerto Rico signed by "your brothers in Puerto Rico". So heartwarming to see the support from all around the country. One station interviewed a Canadian Mountie. She had never seen anything like what she observed as their organization was part of the procession for one of the officers---"streets, overpasses and bridges lined with people, even standing in the rain." She said she just couldn't believe "how wonderful this community is". ,  Susan, LA

8467 boot camp (7/25/2016 7:21:16 PM):  When someone graduates from boot camp and the family is invited, is this an occasion where you should give a gift? never been in this situation before.,  vcd

8481 near drowning (7/26/2016 8:49:31 AM):  My sister had a a lot of people over on Sat. Her husband's side of the family. Her step son's girlfriend has a 5 year old boy. When it came time to eat some people ate out some went in. The step son and mom of the boy went in the house to eat. They never asked anyone to watch 5 year old. He was the only little kid at party. Apparently mom told him not to go near pool. He had only been near steps earlier and seemed afraid to go in. Well he fell in (pool drops off to deep end very quickly) luckily my husband and my sister did hear and see, a neighbor was close by and jumped in. Other then being scared and coughing up a little water he was fine. I am still sick to my stomach thinking how close of a call this was. Many people had been swimming, so hearing a splash wouldn't have caught anyone's attention. No one outside was paying attention to the boy as it wasn't their kid and no one had been asked to watch him. He also was not wearing a life vest or any type of floaties. My sister and BIL will now have a rule you don't swim you must wear a vest or float at all times . That has always been a rule at our house and pool. If someone gets mad so be it. I do not want a drowning taking place at my house. Also if it's your kid make s7ure you are watching your kid. Don't EVER assume someone else is. So thankful it turned out well but it was a close call and scared the crap out of me. ,  Doreen,MI

8483 FICO Score (7/26/2016 8:55:50 AM):  Before I was scammed out of $300 & had my credit card hacked last month, my FICO score was 764. I checked it yesterday after transferring funds from my credit union savings account to the credit union issued credit card account to pay my credit charge statement IN FULL! My present FICO score is now 756. Does your score drop because you had your credit card hacked? And will it keep dropping?,  Virginia Ann S VA

8496 Organic valley (7/26/2016 12:12:33 PM):  I have a coupon for free organic valley organic balance 11 oz protein shake. Does anyone know where it can be found? None of the store managers I have asked have ever heard of this product.,  Ann

8498 Gas prices (7/26/2016 12:21:21 PM):  Wow...our gas prices just jumped 21 cents since yesterday!! Wonder why???,  Susan, SC

8499 Phone calls (7/26/2016 12:53:54 PM):  Vermont's primary day is August 9th. We are now getting a steady stream of political calls that of course remind us to vote for their candidate. Usually I let them all go to voicemail. However, I do pick up on the ones for my daughter. She moved out 13 years ago and has lived in Raleigh, Chicago and around Gettysburg since then. She has always registered to vote and took her name off our local voting list 13 years ago. When I tell them that she is no longer a Vermont resident; they always apologize -- but they still call. I wonder if this will happen again in 4years?,  Joanne VT

8506 Recruit Hartley ~USMC (7/26/2016 4:48:56 PM):  Warning ... long and you'll need tissues. The other day I mentioned my cousin's boy ... I mean, young man, joined the Marines. This is a Facebook post I just put on my wall. LONG POST ~SORRY. I see so many posts talking about the sacrifices our military and their families face daily. So, I'm going to share a very personal story, with Kerri's permission, of course. The courage and grace this young Marine recruit and his family handle this tragedy with is awe inspiring! Kerri's post ~ I have been debating whether or not to make this post but this morning decided it was important for everyone to know how the Red Cross and the United States Marine Corps was here for my family. In November 2013 my husband and Shane's father (RCT Hartley) was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. Since then it has been a roller coaster ride. This changed in May of this year. While out in the boat fishing with Shane my husband had a seizure. That day we found out that the cancer had metastasized to the lining of the brain. With Shane's ship day right around the corner his Dad was adamant that he not change his plans and continue with his dream of becoming a United States Marine. Just after 4th of July things at home took a turn for the worse, hospice was called in and I had to make a big decision. Should I call the Red Cross and have them notify Shane of the new developments. You see he knew something was going on and kept asking in letters, so I went and had a talk with his Recruiter. I knew Shane has confided in him and felt he would be able to help me make this decision. At the end he gave me his personal cellphone number and said we are family if you need anything do not hesitate to call. After our talk I called the Red Cross on Saturday at 11:00 AM and by 1:30 PM we had a call from Parris Island . It was Shane. The Chaplain was there with him and he was able to speak with his Dad. His Dad who was in and out became alert was talking with him.He even smiled and said "COOL" ( M-16 talk). He was able to tell Shane that he loved him and was so proud of him and even though I could also tell Shane this it meant so much more coming from his Dad. Sadly on Wednesday evening my husband, Shane's Dad lost his battle with Cancer. I was again had to contact the Red Cross. They were so compassionate which definitely helped making this phone call a little more bearable. The next morning at 5:28 AM a call from Parris Island. It was Shane. Of course very upset, the Chaplain was once again with him. We spoke for a couple of minutes and I told him how much we all loved him and how proud we all were of him. And even though we were not there for him I told him, his new family and his faith was. At the end of our conversation I knew that he would get through this and that in addition to our immediate family he has an even larger family standing behind him providing whatever support he will need now and in the future. I cannot thank everyone that has helped us through this difficult time enough, the Red Cross,his Recruiter (SSgt Kern ), the Chaplain and his-our new family.,  Sandy B., MO

8508 Lowes 10% off moving coupons (7/26/2016 6:36:01 PM):  Are these still available? What is the site to sign up for if you are moving?,  Cannot find

8519 My friend's mother died recently--- (7/27/2016 6:09:36 AM):  the house is in her name. However, her brother is executor of the will. Daily he and his wife go into the house and take items home. He says he wants to list the house with a realtor ASAP. Does he have the right to do any of that? ,  Friend

8525 Near Drowning (7/27/2016 7:47:01 AM):  About a post from yesterday....anybody who has a loved one with access to a you know they teach babies how to swim now? They are taught basically to save themselves....doggy paddling and keeping their head underwater. My GF would bring her son to the beach 35 years ago and she would do all this stuff like blowing in the baby's face and then dunking the was something to do with holding your breath. obviously, I don't know how they really do it but no child should NOT know how to swim!!! For that matter, no adult should NOT know how to swim. go learn!! Spend a few bucks at the Y instead of going to the movies. Aunts, uncles, grandmas, etc....find a place that teaches swimming and send you kids, grandkids, nephews......,  Joanie in FL Keys

8537 Good News (7/27/2016 10:11:22 AM):  The charges against the three remaining officers in the Freddie Gray case have been dropped. The prosecutions rush to judgment was a terrible mistake. Another mistake was the city of Baltinmore giving 6 1/2 million to Freddie's family to ward off a civil suit prior to any criminal trials.,  Bob, PA

8546 Good zucchini recipes? (7/27/2016 1:36:10 PM):  Now that we are back from vacation, I am dealing with 2 baseball sized zucchini. I'm going to make zucchini bread and muffins and freeze some alter tonight after things cool down. (No air conditioning here at home.) I also found a zucchini relish recipe that I actually have all the ingredients for right now. It has to brine overnight so I won't have to preserve it until later tomorrow. I will try to post some of these recipes later. Also what is over producing in your garden or your neighbors at this time of the summer? Raspberries are now over with. Our wild blackberries should be ready in a couple of weeks. Blueberries have started at some of the local farmer's markets. We also have wild grapes that hopefully will survive the weather this year and should be ready in September.,  Joanne VT

8550 investment companies (7/27/2016 2:37:09 PM):  What has been the reaction you get when you want to receive money from your personal, not age-related investment account instead of depositing money (we have a CD that is maturing and we have decided to buy something with the money instead of rolling over to low interest)? I was first told yesterday that no, I should not do it. I was finally told how to get a check from them. We do have a new investment guy since the one we have had for years is retiring, but I was surprised by the response. It is our money - not their's.... ,  Heather, NV

8551 AARP (7/27/2016 2:51:42 PM):  I'm considering joining AARP but not sure if the membership benefits are worth the annual fee. Any comments?,  Susan H, CT

8556 friend (7/27/2016 3:48:01 PM):  Bumped up Reading your response to someone, I now read your op totally different. Your friend is a male. A few of us assumed female. The "he and his wife" taking things out every day is your friend & his wife. In op, I took it the brother & SIL of deceased was removing things every day. Well heck if house is in his name list it today. Why would that be any problem? Everyone listed in will got what deceased wanted them to have and all bills paid, there shouldn't be any issue.,  list it

8561 Zucchini Bread Recipe (7/27/2016 4:32:59 PM):  Would some one post their TNT recipe? I had one that was so moist but seem to have misplaced it. Thanks.,  Missouri

8571 AARP (7/27/2016 7:47:32 PM):  I forgot to mention..married couple joins it's one fee for both. Each will get a hard plastic card with magnetic strip and their number on it with a year (or however many is paid for) expiration date on it. Somebody mentioned same benefits as AAA but that's not necessarily true...besides some seniors no longer drive and do not have AAA road service insurance! We ignore/shred any snail mail we receive that we're not interested in...they want to ask for money that's fine because we don't send if we don't want to give.,  Google Researcher

8572 Select Comfort (7/27/2016 7:56:23 PM):  Can anyone tell me there experience with select comfort beds. Are they worth the money? I am interested in the very basic model queen size. How long have you had yours? I had the salesperson say you can buy replacement parts like a new zippered top-however when I called to verify this for down the road... the customer service rep said they were sorry they do not just sell zippered tops you need to purchase the whole thing over.Any opinions?,  Laurie, Ohio

8576 house fires & quilts (7/27/2016 8:12:39 PM):  I co-lead the section of our Quilt Guild that helps make and give out quilts to fire victims and organizations. If Barb and I hadn't signed it was going to end since no one else would volunteer. This summer has been rough. We already had an apartment fire where we gave out 20 lap size quilts, other apartment fires and today I heard that someone in our church and their neighbor lost their homes to a fire. I am happy to help them, but this is getting depressing. I need to get the quilts out to the rest of the affected people and I hope the rest of the year is quieter.,  Heather, NV

8578 berry recipes? (7/27/2016 8:28:21 PM):  We have boysenberries and then we will be getting a ton of blackberries soon. We haven't been eating much jam so this year I have been making a cobbler almost weekly. Any other good recipes that I should try? I have also been trying to freeze trays of individually frozen berries to in cereal, etc, but the berries are coming faster than I can get them frozen. ,  Heather, NV

8580 Swimming lessons? (7/27/2016 9:11:00 PM):  Swimming lessons are not cheap and easy to find everywhere. Our small town only offers swimming lessons in the mornings during a few weeks in the summer. Fortunately, our fees are fairly reasonable. However, the limited number of openings in each session is not nearly enough for all of the kids who want lessons -- particularly at the beginner levels. ,  Joanne VT

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