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KMart/Sears (9/14/2014 8:06:49 PM):  I notice how Sears and KMart are getting stingier with coupons. Our KMart closed today and they had been giving out coupons that could be used at KMart/Sears online and stores besides the one that was closing. At first the coupons were $10/$20. Later the coupons were $5/$35 and yesterday it was $20 in points when you spent $40 on a qualifying purchase (with a long list of restrictions.) Our KMart had been here 35 years and I was told they were closing because the lease was up. After 35 years the lease was up??? I think things would have been different if KMart & Sears hadn't merged. I read the fine print and all the coupons included no clearance and yet I have been using the $10/$20 on clearance and they scan with no trouble. I didn't go there all that often but I will miss KMart,  JudyB LA

5113 lists for inside cabinet door (9/14/2014 10:31:38 PM):  I am looking for an easy to change way to list the items in a cabinet (extra pantry). I first looked for dry erase sheets, but don't see anything like what I bought years ago (it is stuck to the outside of our upright freezer). Then I started looking at chalk paint and saw the idea of using a sheet protector (with a piece of paper inside). Any other ideas??,  Heather, NV

5116 surgery (9/15/2014 2:41:24 AM):  Please pray for my Daughter Christie A. She'll be having Surgery Sept17th. for Gallbladder and Gallstone's removed also checking for Cancer. She live's alone and soul provider. Would you please pray for her and send a card. I know it would encourage her. Address Christie Andrews P.O.Box 948551 Maitland Fl 32794,  Sandy C. Oh

5120 Pie crusts. (9/15/2014 5:28:19 AM):  I have trouble making a great crust also. I just saw an article online that says instead of dividing the dough in half (for top and bottom crust) You want 2/3 of the dough for the bottom crust and 1/3 for the top. Makes sense to me as you need a bit thicker crust on the bottom and some overhang so that the crust can handle the weight of the filling without tearing or shrinking. Also one time I found a recipe for a pie crust you shake together in a bowl and I did like it but I lost the recipe. Maybe it didn't need a special recipe I can't remember. Instead of mixing by hand you put all the ingredients in a large bowl with a good seal and shake until it forms a ball, then divide and roll out as usual. If I recall it did come out better than my usual efforts.,  Doreen,MI

5125 Chili Meat/Bump up (9/15/2014 7:41:46 AM):  No it isn't hamburger; maybe it is a courser type of meat. It is smaller than stew meat, and it has some fat in it. The pkg says chili meat.,  Janice/Ok

5126 Susan/SC (9/15/2014 7:44:58 AM):  My grandbaby is due Sept 25. She is having a non stress test today. She will be sitting in a recliner for about an hour and they will be checking her b/p. Her dr. appt. is at 10:50; then we will know something. Her preeclampsia is mild. The dr wanted to induce her the 16th or 18th. Then he told her deliveries were full until Friday. Hopefully, Heidi will come on her own soon. My sil's b/day is the 16th (her uncle).,  Janice/Ok

5128 Swagbucks Code (9/15/2014 8:36:39 AM):  LICNSPL8 before 8am PT/11am ET for 4 SB!,  Melody, WA

5137 Mineral makeup (9/15/2014 10:22:22 AM):  What is the big plus with mineral makeup? Or is there one?I bought some nice eyeshadow from a new-to-me company, Younique. My niece sells it. I like the shadow , but so expensive. On their website and other brands' sites I see the whole touting of mineral makeup, but no real explanation of why it is good.Except that always handy advertising of "all natural" which means nothing to me. Anyway, anyone know what's the big deal or is it just a new marketing trick?,  Sue P., CT

5141 Curious (9/15/2014 10:28:33 AM):  I saw an ad about Aloe being an antacid. Anyone use this?,  CB OH

5142 Susan LA (9/15/2014 10:28:49 AM):  Not sure when I will find them but I have a stack of magazines re: miniatures that are from England if you would like to have them. I am in the process of finding a new place to live but I did see them when I put them in storage several weeks ago. I will be glad to get them off to you when I do find them again. Very interesting,  Lila

5146 What (9/15/2014 10:56:16 AM):  Our oldest son and his wife went to Scotland for a vacation. Yesterday they ate haggis with neeps and tatties. They said the haggis was so-so, but the neeps and tatties were delicious. They are brave to eat haggis.,  Bob, PA

5156 Essential Oils (9/15/2014 12:38:27 PM):  Anyone here dabble in them? I've been goggling all day and am more confused. Each company says they are the best. What should I look for to get quality oils? Great Aunt sells YL & internet friend sells Dotera but both are so pricey. Thanks for any insight.,  Liz

5157 Rebate in store adds (9/15/2014 12:46:53 PM):  If a store has a rebate form in there flyer, do you have to purchase the alcohol from that store? CVS has a rebate in there store adds, and wondering if I have to purchase it from CVS, using there rebate form. Doesn't say anything on the form, but want to make sure where I can purchase the alcohol. Thanks for any help.,  Lynn

5158 Green Dot Visa (9/15/2014 1:03:07 PM):  Someone gave me this card as a birthday gift. It says that before it can be used it must be registered. When I go to register, it asks me for my personal information which includes my SSN. I don't want to disclose this information. What can I do with this card?,  Gaye, AR

5168 coke (9/15/2014 2:54:25 PM):  everytime I try to put in my coke codes, I put in 3. Then my computer locks and says something about a script running. Is anyone else having this problem?,  sarah, ct

5170 Walmart bonus Coke pt (9/15/2014 3:21:47 PM):  I have been entering the three pizza and three chicken meal codes each month to get 10 pts each at MCR. But is Walmart still offering the sandwich/meals? I haven't seen any advertising for them in a while. Anybody still seeing these in their stores?,  Susan H, CT

5172 Essential Oils (9/15/2014 3:30:31 PM):  Anyone buy from the organic witch? Quality ok?,  Mal

5176 Dress Form (9/15/2014 4:11:09 PM):  Well Miss Hazel and I are on good terms with each other. I got her controls set. Those dials were not the easiest to turn. You have to push in this one part and then turn dial. The big part very hard to budge. I have no problem with dials being plastic just need to come up with easier way to turn them. Then if you didn't get it just right the dial would pop back to last position. Fingers are a little sore. I did have to put waist a little smaller than mine to get hip area smaller. No problem though cause most of my pants & skirts are elastic. I figure I could pad waist if I sew something with band, zipper, or buttons. From reading posts I was aware of issues with dials so no real big deal. I have tried several of my outfits on Hazel and everything fits real nice. I love the hem guide thing. I just lift her up on my sewing table sit in chair and go around with hem guide & pins. Then get up and backup & look at hem. So much easier than trying on several times or waiting for hubby. Hubby frequently clueless on hem. One part could touch floor & other could be up above knee & I'm not talking mermaid dress. ,  Vicki, Va

5179 Swagbucks Code (9/15/2014 5:28:09 PM):  DoggieBowl before 5pm PT/8pm ET for 4 SB!,  Melody, WA

5181 What's for dinner? (9/15/2014 6:07:58 PM):  Hi -- I've missed the cooking posts, while I've been changing my ISP. Tonight I'm making fresh Dover sole with crumb breading, mashed potatoes, broccoli and some raw carrots for added color. French bread -- not sure about dessert.,  Alice Dodge, OR

5187 Seattle (9/15/2014 8:11:04 PM):  I will be traveling to Seattle Oct 12 thru 17th. I've read the travel books but thought I would ask my off chat friends their opinions. I will have a rental car and will be in Woodinville too.,  Mary, MO

5192 BrandieW-OH 24th anniversary (9/15/2014 8:58:52 PM):  Congrats! Saw your post in 'What's for Dinner'. There appears to be many of us on here with 20+ years.,  Heather, NV

5194 Pastor (9/15/2014 9:04:53 PM):  I spoke with the organist from our church as few minutes ago. She urged me to speak to the chairman of our Pastor-Parish Relations Committee and let him know how I feel. She said that it's better that each individual speak with him instead of her repeating what each person has told her. I sent him an email letting him know that I'd like to speak with him next opportunity he has, which will be at least 2 weeks since I'll be out of town. I told him that I'm deeply concerned about the course of our church and don't usually get involved in the undercurrents, but I feel I need to speak up now. Our church has been turned upside down in 2 short months. The lady I spoke with said "It's going to be a very long year." So I guess we're stuck until end of June.,  Susan, LA

5195 The Duggars (9/15/2014 9:17:38 PM):  I read online that TLC has canceld their show.,  Linda S Ca

5204 BrandieW-OH (9/16/2014 1:34:56 AM):  Today is the first day to countdown to your 25th Anniversary! Wishing you a year full of memories in the making! I hope you enjoyed your Anniversary Dinner at Olive Garden,  Pat

5211 Dr.Phil (9/16/2014 6:26:49 AM):  I watched Dr. Phil yesterday and will watch the second part today. It is about the mom who tried to kill herself and her daughter who has "autism".The girl is extremely violent and goes to school, talks and has friends. Autism does NOT equal violence.,  Eileen

5213 End of life situations (9/16/2014 7:50:09 AM):  When I was growing up, I had a woman who was a great neighbor. I often wished I was her daughter because she was so nice, etc. Fast forward and now the neighbor is in a nursing home. My mom and I went to see her on Sunday. I practically bawled throughout the visit to see her how she is. However, this isn't going to stop me from seeing her even though it's difficult. Why? I feel now, more then ever, I must and want to step up to the plate to be with her in her time of need. However, I know my dad isn't going to go see her (he's 81). When I told my DB, he didn't even want to hear the story because it made him sad. I don't understand why people desert the people they love during these difficult times (sickness, old age, illness) when really, it's at this time when being there is so important. I'm 3.5 hours away. So I'm going to write her a weekly letter, going to try to arrange to see her as often as I can, may consider getting her a Nook (has the books on a tablet), may consider getting her a portable DVD player, and may consider getting her headphones so she can listen to music. I've also thought of sending flowers periodically, etc. DB says I can't solve everyone's problems. I say that I'm being a good friend. Any thoughts?,  Mindy, MD

5214 Illinois News Anchor (9/16/2014 7:53:56 AM):  When I checked my email this morning one of the sponsored stories (probably not the "official title" but those stories that appear in the middle of the page when you get to the main Yahoo page) was about an Illinois news anchor who announced on air that he has been told he has 4 - 6 months to live. He had a brain tumor removed and went thru either radiation or chemo but now a new larger tumor has grown back. He announced, again, on air that he was a Christian and is in God's hands! WOW ~ what a brave thing for him to do #1) announce such a personal thing on live TV & #2) admit to being a Christian and saying it's in God's hands! Here in Kansas City one of our news anchors had brain cancer several years ago (Larry Moore) and they announced it on air also but more in the way of an explanation for his absences and changing looks. I know there are many perks for being a celebrity ~ even a local one ~ but I imagine it takes a good deal of courage, too, to put oneself out there so publicly!,  Sandy B., MO

5215 Any AGT fans' predictions?-- (9/16/2014 8:24:44 AM):  Tonight is the AGT finale. The finalists are so talented and diverse. My favorite is Emily--so elegant and natural. Vegas odds are for Matt Franco, the magician to win. Any predictions?,  AGT fan

5216 Puzzle (9/16/2014 8:34:15 AM):  Teresa CA-- did your answer have 6 letters? I think I finally came up with the right one. Is anyone working on it yet?,  MAC--WI

5221 Is it worth it to extend auto warranties? (9/16/2014 8:51:21 AM):  My husband purchased a used car eight months ago. It had a three month warranty and the dealer suggested that we extend the warranty for six months which we did. Last week we noticed oil leaking and brought it back to the dealer. We were told that aside of the leak there was something wrong with the springs and had all repairs done. The charge came to approx $400 and were told that the warranty doesn’t cover anything that was done. We had to pay the full amount OOP. This warranty will expire soon and if we want we could extend it for another year ($500 for a year’s coverage). Since nothing was covered I am wondering if it would be worth it to extend this warranty. What do they actually cover? Please tell me what you would do if you were in my situation. I need some advice.,  Chris PA

5225 Skin checks (9/16/2014 8:56:08 AM):  I went to my derm today. I hadn't been in 5 years but I had a scar-formerly a brown spot that was annoying me. It was nothing and he froze it off because I kept want to scratch at it, hoping to get rid of it. Turns out though with a full body check, he found a precancerous one on my face.It was a flat brown discoloration but apparently is a actinic keratosis. It was a new spot on my face and was going to ask him for lotion to fade it.Thought it was one of blasted "age spots".So glad I went! I will be going yearly now.,  Sue P., CT

5226 Prayers for husband (9/16/2014 8:57:23 AM):  I have never asked for anything like this on here before but right now I need all the prayers possible for my husband Bradley. Yesterday morning, on his way home from work after an overnight 12 hour shift, he was in a head-on collision. He was life flighted to an area trauma center. He is in surgical ICU with both ankles broken, 2 compound breaks in his left arm, a break in his lower back and ligament damage to his neck. He is heavily sedated but he has moved all his limbs so they don't think there is serious spinal cord damage. He is only 32 and he is the love of my life. We have him on every prayer line we can across eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Please add him to your prayers and maybe even a little prayer to give me strength. One of the worst parts is that the woman in the other car was killed. Bradley has the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known and when he finds out about that (which we will delay as long as possible), it's just going to tear him up inside. It will hurt him more than his own injuries. I'm taking my laptop to the hospital but I'm not sure how often I'll be on here to give updates. Thank you everyone for your moral and spiritual support through this.,  Mary Lou R., Kansas

5227 CVS and cigarettes (9/16/2014 8:57:52 AM):  I was chatting with my favorite CVS cashier about CVS no longer selling cigarettes. Sales are down so much that the front of the store cashiers are all getting their hours cut. The folks that smoke can go across the street to buy cigarettes. No one will stop the habit just because CVS doesn't sell them and my friend will struggle more to make ends meet. Hope somebody somewhere is happy.,  Anna, AL

5241 Baby Day Tomorrow (9/16/2014 9:58:36 AM):  My dd will be admitted tonight and induced tomorrow morning. Please pray for her and will post the results. Sil, dd, and I will get to be in the delivery room (also the dr.),  Janice/Ok

5249 Pie Crust (9/16/2014 10:29:48 AM):  I wanted to thank all those who answered my post regarding the pie crust. I have hear of the vinegar before and this seems interesting. I will be baking again this week-end to give it a try.,  Trisha, TX

5280 Only A Child (9/16/2014 1:18:15 PM):  Remember the commercial where the guy asks girl did it hurt when you fell from heaven. Well one of our church members went home with flowers for his wife & look of romance in his eyes. He had flowers behind his back. Well he kissed her & pulled flowers from behind his back & said there is no doubt in my mind that you fell from heaven. Well their 10 year old daughter strolled through at same time & stated yep & so did satan. Only out of the mouth of a child. Both said threw some water on that romantic moment. ,  Vicki,Va

5284 Joan J (9/16/2014 1:42:16 PM):  Do you really think that CVS not selling cigarettes will stop smokers? Part of the problem is that when they came in for the cigarettes they picked up other items like milk and bread. Not all of the loss of revenue is from cigarettes. From my CVS there are four other stores close by that sell the dreaded cigarettes. Prescriptions for cigarettes while in two states marijuana is legal? Do you think the second hand smoke from dope might be harmful? I do not sell cigarettes and have lost several loved ones from lung cancer. All were adults and made the decision to smoke just as others drink alcohol and now legally smoke dope. We are a society of people that all make decisions about how we will live our life. In addition to you seeing me as short sighted you have also called me a brick wall. You, Joan J, are an expert on many things including calling Christy fat because she wanted help with her thyroid, transplantation, my daughter's fight for life in 1994, vaccines, death panels, and more. Again, CVS not selling cigarettes will not stop addiction to nicotine. My friend will struggle to make ends meet, smokers will smoke, the gas stations will make more money selling the cigarettes. ,  Anna, AL

5285 Leanne Ely & Paleo (9/16/2014 1:44:25 PM):  Has anyone done one of Leanne Ely's Paleo diets? I got the email about pre-ordering her 'part time Paleo' book. I am definitely interested since I also have Hashimoto's (thyroid), but I HATE smoothies. I am assuming not all her meals are smoothie based....,  Heather, NV

5286 Pulmonary doctor (9/16/2014 1:56:52 PM):  So, DH was told last Tuesday that he has sleep apnea and would be referred to a local specialist. This morning we realized he still hasn't heard from anyone so I called his DR office. a) The office it was faxed to might not answer in 7-10 business days and b) specialist DR only works two days a week (and one of them DH is in meetings all day) and I found it it is not any faster to get an appointment when a DR faxes in the request than calling myself (our insurance lets us). So, I found a group in Reno that multiple DRs are on our insurance. I had to leave a message, but they said they would call back in 72 hours to setup an appointment. Oh, and like I told DH's Dr office - I didn't realize DH stopped breathing in the night, but now that I know I wake up multiple times in the night and listen to him breathe. I will be so happy when we have an action plan.,  Heather, NV

5299 Defense Attorneys (9/16/2014 3:43:33 PM):  This is for Jane or anyone else who has any thoughts. I watch 20/20 and Dateline all the time and like the stories where there's a murder, a suspect, all the evidence is outlined, report of the trial is given , and a verdict announced. That might cover years in a one hour story. I saw one a few days ago that got me thinking. Lots of times they interview both the prosecutor and the defense attorney. Of course, one will explain why the person is guilty, the other defends the accused. After the whole story is presented, often a guilty verdict is rendered. I cheer because it's obvious to me after all the evidence that the person really did do it. The jury agrees, even in just a few hours of deliberation. The show follows up with another interview with the defense attorney. This is my question. Why do defense attorneys continue to defend the person, call him innocent, say he didn't do it, even after it's totally obvious that the DNA and the circumstantial evidence scream that the person is guilty? If I were the defense attorney, I wouldn't make myself look like an idiot. I'd shut up. Sometimes a person is really innocent; mistakes happen. But in listening to these defense attorneys, their clients are always innocent and justice was not served. It takes away all credibility when a defense attorney defends an obviously guilty person after the verdict. "Oh Please". Can't they take the high road and simply fade to the background? Jane, I don't know if you've ever defended someone in a murder trial, but my guess is you'd have a very strong sense whether the person is truly innocent or guilty. You still do your best to defend that person, using all legal avenues. But once the person is found guilty, and you know that they are guilty, do you go on TV and proclaim their innocence? Is that part of the job? ,  Julie

5300 Greed didn't succeed (9/16/2014 3:46:26 PM):  When we lived in a gated community in Florida, the developer put the Club House up for sale in 2008. He had a Tampa firm valuate it at 1.6 million dollars. In their appraisal, they concluded that the building could be rented out for weddings and other types of festivities. That was dumb assumption, because homeowners don't want to rent their building out for anything. They want to use the building whenever they desire. Then the developer said he would lower the price to 1.4 million. The homeowners said no, we will build our own clubhouse at an estimated cost of $700,000. As soon as all of the permits were secured, which took about six months, the developer lowered his price to $700,000. The homeowners voted overwhelmingly to not buy it and went ahead and built a newer, much nicer one. Then the developer said, I will give you the old clubhouse if you buy the property that goes with it for $200,000. The homeowners didn't want it.

On September 4, this year, the clubhouse and property were sold to a church for $10.,  Bob, PA

5308 Travelogue (9/16/2014 4:43:30 PM):  Our DIL told us that they rented a Scoda Octavia car Built in the Czech Republic and drove through the highlands 300 miles to Pontree where they are staying at a bed and breakfast, They ate Cullen Skink at a restaurant today which is made with smoked haddock, potatoes, and onions. They said it was delicious. Tomorrow they are going to tour the Isle of Skye in A tour van. My DIL said the highlands were like a different planet with sheep dotting the steep landscape with no fences anywhere. Warning signs were all over the place warning of feral goats. She said that the younger set of citizens want to secede from the UK and have plastered the town with signs, The vote is Thursday.,  Bob, PA

5313 Vera W. (9/16/2014 6:16:04 PM):  How did you win 2 Books on goodread.com? I love to read and would love to get in on this.,  Cathy B. Mo.

5322 Alice Dodge, OR (9/16/2014 7:21:29 PM):  Talenti bars are awesome. They're gelato bars that come as a 3-pack for about $4 and worth every penny - and every calorie (about 200, I think). The chocolate coating isn't overly sweet and the gelato flavors they have are great. (We prefer the salted caramel or the black raspberry to the chocolate). We ended up not having dessert last night, but will have Talenti tonight.,  Marion, CA

5323 Overlooked Couponers ~ AGAIN (9/16/2014 7:29:48 PM):  Little Bethany Mota the cutest little 18 year old on DWTS got her start showing her "haul" on YouTube. When I read that I thought, "Wait a minute! Michele Easter has been asking couponers to take pics of our 'haul' and send them to her since my mom was alive and had only the print edition ... because there was NO internet!" Dangit, Michele, if only there had been a YouTube back then you could have been that slightly older (?) 18 year old raking in half a million a year :),  Sandy B., MO

5331 Costco deal (9/16/2014 8:09:33 PM):  Does anyone know if you had a previous membership three or four years ago at Costco and you never renewed…can I apply for the new membership deal or no? Thank You,  Laurie,Ohio

5335 Reading: (9/16/2014 8:19:40 PM):  Today's Swagbuck's poll question was "Which of these books would you read again (unfortunately, you couldn't select more than one): To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Catcher in the Rye?" I was astounded and horrified to see the poll results showed that 25% said they had never read any of those books!!!,  Jane, CA

5340 Only Me (9/16/2014 8:52:31 PM):  Only I could do this. Sewing was going great. Got pockets started sewed front inner seam to back for both legs & the outer seams. Then I put one leg right side out $ other inside out put one leg in the other & sewed the crotch. Well something so wrong the center top seams are on the inside & leg seams are on outside. All my notches matched. Oh well tomorrow I will take crotch seam out & separate legs & see what this goofy woman did. I almost sewed crotch area twice to reinforce area. Thank God I decided to check it out first. It's hard enough to remove one set of those tiny stitches. ,  Vicki, Va

5342 Recall Notice (9/16/2014 9:20:48 PM):  IKEA recalls children’s swing due to fall hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Recalls-Childrens-Swing/Google Researcher

5348 Grace B.: (9/16/2014 10:58:48 PM):  Arrrrrrgh!!!! I need your expertise and abilities! I'll be up till the wee hours tonight, typing a 995 motion and tomorrow I have to type another 995 and a Pitchess motion! I really need someone who understands 28 line pleading paper, captions, formatting, (and my handwriting)! I need to clean up this computer, then throw Dragon onto it1,  Janie

5349 Grace B. - P.S.: (9/16/2014 11:21:54 PM):  And who can beat Microsoft Word into submission!,  Janie

5361 Eating (9/17/2014 6:40:04 AM):  Hi folks just a quick question for those of you that I've noticed over the past six months or so have started eating better and healthier. I started about 2 1/2 weeks ago I decided no more junk food no more eating out and I was doing it quite a bit and I started eating just fruits vegetables proteins nuts and drinking only water and within 10 days I was in digestive stress. Now I do have reflux have had it since I was 30 and have been pretty bad on the food that makes it bad for me it's caffeine so I was drinking ice teas and things like that. But I'm just wondering if any of you have experienced a little bit of excess acid bloating,things like that most everything else is normal. I read somewhere that a change in diet can result in distress intestinal an otherwise just wondering if anybody else experienced this. ,  Trying to be healthier

5364 Hey RC'er (9/17/2014 7:07:25 AM):  Guess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCLO9OOMtqE what day it is????? Have a great one!,  Sharon B., VA

5368 Print too large on screen (9/17/2014 8:14:33 AM):  The words on my screen for this site only are huge. I don't know how I changed the setting but I don't need large print and it tends to give me a headache. Anyone know how to change it back?,  Tammy Michigan

5372 airports (9/17/2014 9:04:18 AM):  Can anyone tell me which airport would be more helpful to an inexperienced traveler? Philadelphia or Newark?,  Carolyn NY

5379 Bradley Update (9/17/2014 9:37:29 AM):  Thank you so very much for all your prayers and thoughtful words. It touched me deeply to read all your kind words and it comforts me to know of all the prayers being said for him. This morning they are doing orthopedic surgery to repair the bone breaks. This includes fixing a broken hip that we didn't know he had. The good news is that everything else is stable enough for them to do the surgery. There will probably be neurosurgery on Friday. I'm sure he would appreciate any cards when he regains consciousness. Over the next days/weeks he will be moving between surgical ICU and regular ICU and then a regular room so it's probably best to send them to our home address and then I can take them to him every day: Bradley Ruppert 1201 E 4th Ave Garnett, KS 66032 Sandy, he is at KU Med Center which is where I believe Rodney was after his accident. I think it's the best place he could be right now. This next request may sound a little odd. Bradley is a tremendous sports fan. If you don't have any particular alliance to a team would you mind pulling for his 3 favorites: KC Chiefs football, KC Royals baseball, and Kansas State University football. Thanks again.,  Mary Lou R., KS

5384 pain killers (9/17/2014 10:28:17 AM):  My doctor put me on generic Percocet yesterday since generic Norco didn't work. It didn't have side effects either. Scratchy throat and coughing, dizzy, hard to wake up, queasy. Still going on this morning and I went back to bed for 3 hours. Feeling some better but not a lot. Im not taking it again. I'll live with the pain,  me

5388 FOY Code (9/17/2014 10:53:29 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code zmi8nu0re worth 19 Hulk Coins for use for one more. ,  Vicki,Va

5391 drawer frames - how long last? (9/17/2014 11:44:10 AM):  Ok, not sure what is the correct word, but how long do the frame / runners of drawers usually last in a kitchen? DH had to fix one a few weeks ago (ours are 25 years old). I am wondering if I should get the frames replaced when I replace the counter and put in a back splash. ,  Heather, NV

5393 Coach fired-texting (9/17/2014 11:59:05 AM):  Saw on the news where a MS high school coach was fired for texting inappropriate photos to a student---or so he thought. He asked the girl for her cell phone #, but the girl gave him her mother's number instead. Smart thinking. When mom began to receive texts and the pix, she responded as if it was her daughter. He texted her 11 times within 24 hours. She and mom turned him into principal and he has been fired. So glad the girl was quick and smart enough not to give her number. ,  Susan, LA

5402 Sister Update (9/17/2014 12:41:55 PM):  So my sister had been home 10 days. Yesterday she couldn't feel or use her arm, spent all day in the ER. She is back in the ICU. She lost feeling and use of her leg overnight also, and just got that back. But still no feeling or activity in her left arm. She's had an MRI and 2 CSCANs since last night. They don't know what to do next. In addition to what's going on with her, last Wednesday my daughter was in a car accident and totaled her car. We don't know if she had an absence seizure (she has epilepsy) or fell asleep. She went way off the road and hit a giant pole. She's covered in purple bruises but not afraid to drive. Then Monday we had to take the dogs to the vet. Find out one needs 2 surgeries, which they will do at the same time, and he has a tumor they need to biopsy to see if he has cancer. We lost our last dog to cancer 2 years ago. Please, please throw an extra good thought my way if you can. I'm sending cards and good thoughts to everyone who needs them, also. I'm burning out quickly. Thank you for listening. ,  Julie in Mass

5405 Spaghetti Recipes (9/17/2014 12:51:46 PM):  What is your favorite recipe for spaghetti that you make for your family?,  Cathy B. Mo.

5409 Swagbucks Code (9/17/2014 1:21:27 PM):  CheckeredFlag before 1pm PT/4pm ET for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

5411 car salespeople (9/17/2014 1:22:34 PM):  So, at the end of August I went to test drive a Honda Insight since DH wanted me to and DD's wipers on the van were having issues. I didn't like it and we decided DD didn't really need a 'new' car (she walks to college and rarely drives) and I am not ready to get a new car and let her have the Toyota Rav4. I finally called the salesperson back and said it will probably be a year before I buy a new car. I know her job is to get me to buy a new car, but by the end of the conversation I decided I won't be calling her when I am in the market! She was making snide comments about the mileage on my car (100,000 - the only problems upto now have been the recalls), etc and that when my car dies (soon) I will be calling her back. Excuse me?? And people wonder why I hate to test drive / check out cars and we keep our cars 'forever'. She finally agreed that some people turn in their cars every 2 - 4 years, but others keep their cars for a long time. I am thinking we will go to the Auto Show in Winter and check out all the models then so I don't have to deal with the salespeople as much.,  Heather, NV

5417 Symbicort (9/17/2014 2:18:16 PM):  Just wondering if anybody else has heard this, I called my Dr. office for a refill on symbicort inhaler, and they called Rite aid pharmacy and they said medicare will no longer cover it, I also have Humana, wonder why they quit, guess the Dr. is going to find something to replace it with but I think it has really helped me as I have COPD, ,  Carol, MI

5418 Bob (9/17/2014 2:49:16 PM):  Bumping up--the clubhouse that was sold to a church, what will they be able to do with it? Is it still within the gated community or did they redo the entrance and leave the clubhouse outside?,  Karen-IA

5421 Your opinion on these 2 movies (9/17/2014 3:39:32 PM):  If you have seen If I Stay or The Hundred Foot Journey, I would like to know what you thought and why. Trying to decide which to see at the theater. Thanks!,  Mj in MIchigan

5427 BATH & BODY WORKS (9/17/2014 4:26:11 PM):  Can someone tell me if I can use more than one code if ordering from the bath and body works website? I want to take advantage of $10 of $30 but also would like to only pay$1 for shipping. The stores in my area are all out of the candles I would like to purchase for a gift.,  Laurie, Ohio

5428 Best place to use? (9/17/2014 4:41:00 PM):  I have a FREE Product coupon from Proctor & Gamble: Valid on ONE Duracell Battery Pack, any count, up to $20.00 along with a letter from P&G. I received it to replace two packs of 18 or 24+ AAA batteries that I had to return to P&G. I want to use this where I'll get the most/best value. Sam's CLub does not take coupons and I don't belong to Costco or BJ's. Your suggestions welcome.,  Pat

5431 Swagbucks Code (9/17/2014 6:01:01 PM):  GiddyUp before 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET for 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

5432 A soldier's deck of cards (9/17/2014 6:07:28 PM):  www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGPKpIuX3cYDiane J D, ME

5442 Goose Creek-Vera (9/17/2014 7:19:03 PM):  Steve & I were in Goose Creek today, passing through. Thought of you Vera.,  Eastendersfan-Jan-IN

5443 E Poll Surveys (9/17/2014 7:24:27 PM):  Does anyone participate in E-Poll surveys? Are the surveys worth the trouble & the rewards worthwhile? TIA!,  Eileen NY

5449 Travel advice (9/17/2014 8:32:27 PM):  We are a very excited household tonight! I was planning a little trip back home (Florida). When daddy and my sister died in April I went back home twice but they were both very quick trips. I wanted to go visit family and stay a few days and it seemed like a good time because daddy had what he called a "jazzy" (motorized scooter) that we are going to pick up and bring back to Missouri. Rodney said he thought it was too soon to take a trip but thought about it and said, "we're retired now we don't have anywhere to be ... I'll go and we'll just add a few days to the trip". So, we'll drive about 5 hours a day and make it a 3 day trip. My question is ~ does anyone know if any one hotel chain is better than another as far as handicapped accessible goes? We're thinking we'd like to be able to find a room that had the walk in shower so Rodney could roll in and transfer (we're taking his shower chair). Any advice would be much appreciated ... oh, our travel route is pretty much 70 east to St. Louis, 55 south down to around Hattiesburg and across 10 to Crestview, Florida so if anyone has advice about great restaurants / hotels or anything on that route let me know.,  Sandy B., MO

5452 AGT finale-spoiler alert (9/17/2014 9:23:33 PM):  Spoiler Alert-Several big surprises (at least to me) on tonight's finals. Going to hold off posting until probably tomorrow and the show has aired in all markets. ,  Susan, LA

5456 surgery (9/17/2014 10:08:40 PM):  Just want to thankyou for your Prayers and Cards that was sent for my daughter Christie Andrews, she came through surgery and is home resting, they said her liver looked good and they took biopsy but won't know anything for a few days, removed gallbladder and stones ,please continue your prayers for complete healing and good reports on biopsy. It such a Blessing to know that there are people in this World that go out of their way to Bless someone else they don't even know. May the Lord Bless you and yours. Sandy Oh,  sandy c oh

5465 Pasta Recipe (9/18/2014 7:12:43 AM):  Does anyone have any good pasta recipes to make for a crowd? I am looking for something different than the usual baked rigatoni and lasagna you usually see. I have to cook for a pasta party for my son's JV high school team in the near future. Thank you!,  Stephanie S.

5467 One of the best videos (9/18/2014 8:04:48 AM):  http://tinyurl.com/q9dy78qBob, PA

5478 melody, thyroid (9/18/2014 11:31:26 AM):  finally...... got my moms results, see what you think? tsh-.06 range .30-5.60 t4 .98 range .71-1.85 antibodies 16 range- below 9. iodine 52 range-52-109. doctor of course wants her to see endocrinologist, heaven help us.,  christy, ia

5482 Bradley Update (9/18/2014 12:46:59 PM):  Please continue your good thoughts and prayers for my husband Bradley who was in a severe car accident on Monday. Thanks so much for all the support I have received so far. Yesterday he was in orthopedic surgery over 6 hours. They fixed his broken humerus and left wrist and left hip. They called in a neurosurgeon to fix severe nerve damage in both parts of the arm injuries. It was all very successful. The ortho doctor said that when he recovers he should have 95% of his former strength in that arm. Tomorrow is neurosurgery on his neck and maybe his back. It's the scariest one of all because it's the most likely one to leave him paralyzed. They're putting in a feeding tube today and while I understand the necessity, it's another thing that's kind of hard to cope with. I was able to pick up his personal possessions yesterday. I desperately needed information from his wallet to start taking care of some business. The bag with his wallet also contained all the bloody clothes they had cut off him. It was terribly hard to take. I was relieved that his wedding ring was in the bag but it was also sad to see it was broken where they cut if off of him as well. Thanks again. I will continue to update you and to say prayers for of you on this board who are going through your own trying times.,  Mary Lou R., KS

5483 Debbie, OR (9/18/2014 1:08:39 PM):  Think of you often. Good to see you posting , but curious and hopeful, and continuing to pray for you. Have you started the new drug? When will your numbers be checked? Am I being too nosy?,  Marion, CA

5484 feeling guilty (9/18/2014 1:40:49 PM):  Came home to a message that they wanted me to be the Meeting Setup Chairman for the quilt guild (I am one of the few younger ones). I had to call back and decline. 4H leader council meets the exact same Monday night (luckily not every month anymore) so I know I have to skip the Quilt Meeting for the next few months at least. I said I will step in and help setup / remove chairs, etc when I am there. Like I said I like doing 4H so I can't sign up until someone else wants to be the 4H leader (and then I just help). Now I am feeling guilty.,  Heather, NV

5485 Plastic bag ban: (9/18/2014 1:49:57 PM):  Banning plastic bags (grocery, carry-out) has become all the rage in CA. Today's paper has an article about how Walnut Creek (a few minutes from my town) starts today at groceries, department stores, and pharmacies, and will eventually extend to restaurants. "Retailers can offer paper and charge customers 10 cents per bag, and the hope is that change will encourage shoppers to bring their own." There are some exceptions at groceries for fresh produce and meat, at cleaners, for "prepared foods", and prescription meds. The idea is to cut down on ,litter. I'm of two minds about plastic bags. I generally ask for paper at the grocery store because you can get more into a paper bag than a plastic bag, and the contents don't fall out and roll all around your car (if you forget to tie the bag closed). I use both bags later at home -- plastic for lining trash vans and for cleaning cat boxes, and paper for recycling. I'd be OK with not having plastic bags and just using paper, but i don't feel I should have to pay for paper. Frankly, I don't want to use cloth bags for groceries because of health issues we've discussed here before. If I use cloth bags (which I'm going to have to REMEMBER to launder because, when I do use them, I usually put them back in the car right away so they'll be in the car the next time I need them), I'm going to be paying the cost of water, detergent, electricity, etc. to keep them clean, so it isn't even as though they're free. And stores have been bagging things from groceries to hardware for decades without extra charge -- why should I all of a sudden have to pay 10 cents per bag? I do understand there's a littering problem and a problem with the plastic bags not being biodegradable, and I appreciate that. But having to pay for paper is, IMO, carrying (no pun intended) things too far.,  Jane, CA

5487 Adult diaper question-- (9/18/2014 2:23:35 PM):  my mother is in a facility and has requested that I buy her some adult diapers. My friend buys them for her mother at Walmart, but the ones in Sam's club are more reasonable--they are the Sam's club brand. Does anyone have experience as to the quality of these? I hate to commit to purchasing a bag of 80 if they are ineffective.,  Daughter

5499 Swagbucks Code (9/18/2014 4:08:50 PM):  AyeAyeCaptain before 4pm PT/7pm ET for 3 SB! Tomorrow, September 19th will be a Swag Code http://blog.swagbucks.com/2014/09/tharrr-be-a-swag-code-extravaganzarrrrrr-ahead.html Extravaganza,  Melody, WA

5503 Country Inn and Suites Review (9/18/2014 4:34:07 PM):  I don't much like this motel for handicap accessible rooms. We just were put in one because all they had left for the nights we needed at Rochester, MN in August of this year. The room was very small! If one of us had actually been using a wheelchair we would not be able to turn it around in the room. The bathroom had a transfer seat bolted to the wall and grab bars around it. I'm not sure how good that would be for actual use. I think this had been a regular room and had just been converted to a handicap accessible room by adding the bolted transfer seat.,  Google Researcher

5505 Recall Notice (9/18/2014 4:42:00 PM):  Siemens recalls audible fire alarm base due to risk of injury http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Siemens-Recalls-Audible-Fire-Alarm-Base/Google Researcher

5518 My Points toolbar (9/18/2014 6:29:10 PM):  OK, long shot- my My Points toolbar says My points, then a empty box, then it says my name and how many searches so far. Next to the box was a spot to click on to use the box for searches. Now it has a white slash mark over it, and doesn't work. Anyone know how to fix this? Appreciate any help. TIA,  Diane J D, ME

5525 Thanks & funny (?) story (9/18/2014 9:09:28 PM):  Thanks for all the input. Right now our plan is to stay at Drury Inns along the way and at a Comfort Inn in Crestview. I'll post and update how it goes. We kept grandkids tonight since we wouldn't see them for a little bit. Myia, who's four, was helping me pack and I wanted to switch purses and she really wanted to help with that. When I got down to my feminine items I told her we need to those in a private place, meaning in the purse, where no one could see them. She asked what private meant and I told her to keep something so everyone couldn't see it. She said, "Oh, like hiding?". And I told her that was about right. Got up to go switch laundry and went back to the couch. The feminine items were missing from both purses. When I asked her where they were she told me she put them in private. When she took me to "private" ~ there they were on the book case behind her coloring books.,  Sandy B., MO

5526 Melody (9/18/2014 9:11:21 PM):  You and Bradley are still in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry about the way you got the clothes and wallet back. As real as everything already is to you ... it still had to be hard to see that. But Bradley's got lots of people pulling for him to make a full and speedy recovery and he's covered in prayer! Take care and if you need to talk you can still email me and I'll send you my cell number.,  Sandy B., MO

5528 Shoppomg Bags (9/19/2014 5:03:05 AM):  If you shop Staples, will have the special once in awhile so much % off whatever you can fit in the bag (and they give you a large shopping bag). I've done that several times, and have a stash of those bags They are great to take shopping (cereals boxes, paper products, etc fix in them great). I did lose two of mine the last time took things to niece in GA. She commented how nice they would be for shopping, so just let her keep those two.,  Vera, SC

5535 computer (9/19/2014 7:28:27 AM):  I got my computer back from the shop yesterday. First it had trouble starting and ran startup repair which worked. now I have trouble with IE. I get navigation cancelled messages on some things and refresh doesn't work. I'm using it for RC right now but a lot of my favorites wont load. I end up using Google Chrome a lot now but whats up with IE?,  help!

5536 Reclast Infusion (9/19/2014 7:52:49 AM):  I finally got my Reclast Infusion done yesterday afternoon. But I had a devil of a time getting registered for it! My brother's wife was originally getting me to the outpatient infusion center & back. But she asked my brother to do it instead. I kept telling him I have to register at the desk in main hospital building first. THEN I would be taken over to the infusion center. I also told him the hospital has free valet parking at the main entrance. And if you need a wheelchair, just ask & it will be brought to you. My brother said he had no intentions of using valet parking. And that I could register at the infusion center. He asked a parking attendant where the infusion center was. Attendant pointed to another building beyond the main hospital building. We drove over there & parked in handicapped spot, putting up my handicapped sign. The building was labelled Cardiology Center. I didn't think infusion center was there. We went inside & couldn't find the center on the first floor. I spotted a woman walking in the hall & asked her where it was. She quickly found it for us. I kept telling him I had to have registration papers to bring into the center. And I'd get them at the desk in the main hospital building! He wasn't believing any of that. One of the center staffers asked me for my ID. I got out my wallet to pull out some cards. Another staffer politely told my brother where patients went to register before coming over there. I had been right all along! He took my wallet 7 went back over to main building to get me registered. the registration gal gave me a special card with a date of 12/15/14 written on it. If i need another Reclast infusion before that date, I don't have to reregister. if I get another Reclast infusion after that date, I will have to reregister.,  Virginia Ann s VA

5540 Heidi's Here (9/19/2014 9:04:26 AM):  Heidi was born 12:41 a.m. 9/18/14 7 lbs 3 oz 21 inches long. Jill is induced 9 a.m.; epidural at 4 pm. Her labor was progressing slowly. She was only at a 4 at about 7 pm. They said they may have to end up doing C-section on Thursday morning. My dd contacted prayer partners on FB and I contacted God in a prayer closet (restroom) and gave the enemy a come to Jesus meeting. When Jill got pregnant we prayed for a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Jill is so afraid of pain and was very anxious when they talked about C-section. As the prayers went up, God intervened. Soon my sil called us in the waiting room and said she was an 8 and for me to come up to her room. Then everything went pretty fast. Soon she was a 10. The nurse said it was all up to Heidi now. I had seen the dr leave the hospital just a little earlier and I thought, he'd probably need to stay. They called him back. After a few pushes, Heidi was there; and beautiful. You can by my friend on FB and see her. Thanks to all of you that prayed. (Janice Reese, Oklahoma),  Janice/Ok

5541 Swagbucks Code (9/19/2014 9:11:08 AM):  Booty before 9am PT/12pm ET for 6 SB!,  Melody, WA

5549 Health Ebola (9/19/2014 10:32:35 AM):  The Doctors without Borders are having a difficult time trying to fight the ebola crisis and are desperate. On swagbucks you can donate to them for as low as 5 swagbucks. Think about it.,  Martha/GA

5551 FOY Code (9/19/2014 10:59:17 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code 1e4sy1bkh worth 10 Hulk Coins for use by 2 users ,  Vicki, Va

5556 Swagbucks Code (9/19/2014 12:02:04 PM):  Buccaneer before 11:30am PT/2:30pm ET!,  Melody, WA

5562 Swagbucks Code (9/19/2014 1:18:53 PM):  Matey before 1 PM PDT / 4 PM EDT for 5 SB!,  Melody, WA

5563 Raises (9/19/2014 2:02:34 PM):  Yesterday, I talked (read: pushed, urged, demanded, insisted) that my DH ask for a raise. He has worked there for 4 years without a raise. DH insisted that he would never ask for a raise. If his work thought he was doing a great job, a raise would be automatic. Well, he did get a raise. A great one. $23k more per year. It's probably still not in line with what he should be earning, but it's a great start and a boost in this horrible economy.,  Asking paid off

5564 Swagbucks Code (9/19/2014 2:54:28 PM):  HeaveHo 8 SB before 2:30pm PT/5:30pm ET, ahoy!,  Melody, WA

5568 walmart savings catcher (9/19/2014 4:15:16 PM):  Can someone tell us how to use the savings catcher,walmart savings program. Thanks ,  sharon Mo

5572 Swagbucks Code (9/19/2014 6:12:52 PM):  Gangway before 6pm PT Enter for 7 SB. Last one of the day.,  Melody, WA

5577 Voice music codes (9/19/2014 6:49:35 PM):  Here are 2 codes for free song downloads from the voice: DM426666GP HDZNFH6CTG Enjoy,  Ruth-MD

5584 Printing cpns.on Coupon.com (9/19/2014 7:20:47 PM):  I USED o be able to print cpns.on this site.Then one day when I went to print some I got the message I had to download their toolbar.Duh.Had already done that once before but ok will do it again.For some reason it just won't take.Every time I try to print from there I get that same darn message.Anyone else ever had that problem & if so how did you fix it?I sure do miss being able to print those cpns.My computer has Windows 7 Professional and I use MSN for home page if that makes a difference.,  Cathy S.NY

5591 Yet another eBay question: (9/19/2014 8:31:27 PM):  When I'm "shopping" on eBay, I'll see an item in which I'm interested and click on it. About 60%-70% of the time, I can then mouse over the picture of the item and enlarge it. But every so often, an item refuses to enlarge. Why is that? Is there some special camera mode that has to be used in order to be able to do that or is it just hit or miss with eBay itself? Just curious -- not that I can do anything about it!,  Jane, CA

5592 stressed (9/19/2014 8:49:31 PM):  My email to the addy you gave me bounced back to me as undeliverable. ,  Carolyn/OR

5593 Virginia Ann S VA/JJ Products (9/19/2014 9:36:24 PM):  You can google the product(s) you want and then order them from a retailer online...have the packages shipped to your home. I wasn't sure if you are looking for gauze pads or the rolled gauze--I'd post a link for the online order if I was sure which you are looking for. This site has info on free 1st Aid Kit: http://tinyurl.com/m66h8p6 Printable coupons: http://tinyurl.com/l8a8ov2Google Researcher

5594 Not ignoring (9/19/2014 10:44:28 PM):  the thyroid questions asked over the past few days, I'll get to them. Two trips to the Dentist in 2 days (a cancellation came up for today at 6:30) for the deep cleaning, takes 4 trips. Have my 3 kids for the weekend. Central Station here. LOL,  Melody, WA

5595 misspelled words (9/20/2014 3:30:46 AM):  My daughter that just had surgery was having trouble with bowel movements, she shared this with me stating she was having trouble with her BOWL movement then she tried to correct and sent me I mean Bike movement. I cracked up and told her I was picturing her trying to move a BOWL or Bike through. Which I don't think she appreciated. Then I sent pictures of the smiliey face rolling on the floor. Just trying to lighten her up some,  Sandy C Oh

5600 Puzzle (9/20/2014 8:15:47 AM):  Don't think anyone posted any puzzle answers for last Sunday's puzzle. So this is what I got--Belize--had that one quickly, but then Boise and Oslo. I'm anxious to see if those are correct tomorrow. Anyone else come up with them?,  MAC--WI

5602 Gloria KY (9/20/2014 9:43:40 AM):  Gloria I believe that you were the one I was going to send the info about Amish Country Ohio. I have the brochures to send you but I must have accidentally deleted your email. Can you please resend me your address? Thanks wenthome90 at yahoo dot com,  BrandieW-OH

5603 Foreclosure questions (9/20/2014 9:57:23 AM):  Well, the time has come. I have to start foreclosure on my house. I'm hoping to be able to stay here for several months before moving out. I do need help with a few questions tho. You don't have to sign your names; I have no one to ask right now. If you've been thru this, what are your financial obligations each month? Taxes? Insurance? I know I'll have to continue to pay the utilities. I received the paperwork from the mortgage company today for the upcoming year...they have increased my payments by almost $200 a month. I only get SS and there is no way I can pay anymore. I'm sick about it but I believe things happen for a reason...the yard and repairs are getting harder and harder so maybe an apartment will be the best route. Thanks so much.....,  No name this time

5606 Opinions (9/20/2014 10:05:33 AM):  When do you feel a co-worker should call in sick to work? I have allergies and sometimes I will be sneezing and coughing and blowing my nose a lot more than usual. A co-worker has gotten mad and told me to go home. When I refused and said I am not sick, it's my allergies, she would insist I wear a mask. I refused and said I don't need a mask either. Another co-worker told the lady to drop it and asked if she comes to work coughing, will she be told to go home too? At a meeting yesterday she asked the boss if someone who is coughing and sneezing should call in and not come to work. The boss said if they feel sick, have a fever, etc. they should stay home. Do you go to work when sick (not really sick but maybe just a little sick but able to function and do your job) or do you call in with a little cough or cold? I know we all get infections and some are mild and don't make you sick enough to want to lay down and sleep. What is your opinion on when to call in and when to go to work? This lady did admit she is afraid of germs. She has 2 children so they must bring home a lot of germs and she is exposed to them often. If I were to call in every time I have a cough or sneeze, I would miss a lot of work. ,  Sneezy

5611 Bradley Update (9/20/2014 11:19:29 AM):  Just a quick update for everyone. Your prayers are working. He was in neurosurgery for 8 hours yesterday and it seems like everything went great. They still have him sedated so we can't be 100% sure but the neurosurgeon thought everything was very successful. They put rods and pins in his neck so he will have greatly reduced mobility there but we can deal with that. There was more damage than they thought in the lumbar region of his back but they repaired it all with more pins and screws. She said that part will not impair his mobility much, if any. Wednesday will be the next orthopedic surgery as they will repair both his broken ankles and other breaks in his left foot. I spent Thursday night in his ICU room and talked to him and even sang him "our song" to let him know that I was always there for him. Please keep up your prayers. They are greatly working as each step in his recovery seems to provide another miracle.,  Mary Lou R., KS

5614 car rental, Las Vegas (9/20/2014 11:49:37 AM):  DH is flying into LV and needs to rent a car for 2 weeks as he is driving to Utah. He will be bringing 4 big bags along for camping and will need a car/minivan to accomodate them and him. What is the most reasonable reatal co out there. He will be at a hotel near the airport going in and out so could use a shuttle to/from airport and a shuttle between hotel and rental to avoid the extra airport rental charges. Any input will be helpful. We haveAAA and Entertainment book coupons to work with too. Thanks ,  Vera in sunny MI

5619 Class action frustration (9/20/2014 1:48:49 PM):  There is a class action lawsuit for Babies 'r Us/Toys 'r Us for various baby items. I am a huge bargain/garage sale shopper. However, I bought 2 new Britax carseats when my son was born (11 years ago), as I wanted the best, and wanted to be sure he was safe. We also bought a new Baby Bjorn because I couldn't find one used (prior to Craigslist and online shopping as it is today, and we carried him a LOT since he was so fussy, so again I wanted the best!). They sent my claim back because I didn't submit documentation. Pretty sure I didn't keep my receipt from 11 years ago for a car seat and Baby bjorn that we no longer have! Just seems a little unrealistic.....it killed me to pay the prices at Babies 'r us at the time, and this is salt in the wound!,  Lisa, OH

5624 Iodine in food (9/20/2014 3:28:06 PM):  http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20080201/can-us-shake-iodine-deficiency-risk Someone asked about this a few days ago. In my opinion and researching, our diets are sadly lacking in Iodine and I believe that is bringing on the thyroid epidemic along environmental hazards. You need a little over 1/2 teaspoon daily of Iodized salt "if" it's not been in humidity getting to our salt shakers. Food manufactures use plain salt, bread used to have Iodine in it but now Bromide is in it's place. Bromide has close to the same molecular structure as Iodine, the thyroid uptakes it but there is no mineral for it. Cows used to have Iodized salt licks. Most of our seafood is farm raised, not much chance of Iodine there. Lobsters cannot be farm raised, they are too territorial. Ocean Crab, I don't know. There has been a lot of horror stories on farm raised fish (cesspools) and how they are raised that we eat. I don't know how true it is. Salmon are given red dye feed to turn their meat red, that is a fact. Farm raised shrimp, comes from China. Not going to get much Iodine there. Seaweed is more radioactive http://www.enviroreporter.com/2012/04/japanese-seaweed-radiation-doubles/ due Japan's meltdown. Hope that helps some.,  Melody, WA

5627 Travelogue (9/20/2014 4:21:32 PM):  Our son and his wife are home from Scotland after a great vacation. On Thursday they were in Inverness during the election. They took a picture of an older couple who were colorfully dressed. When I watched the NBC news Thursday evening they showed the same couple walking down the street-pure coincidence. They visited some very old buildings in the area and looked to see if they could find Nessie, to no avail. Yesterday they visited the birthplace of golf at St. Andrews. They wanted to see Glen Nevis, but there was just not enough time.,  Bob, PA

5636 Hospital Grade Rolled Gauze (9/20/2014 5:43:48 PM):  I had posted on here looking for multi-packs of 4" wide hospital grade rolled gauze. I can get a roll on each lower leg to last for about 3 days before my nephew's lady friend has to discard it for a fresh one. One poster listed an onlinee source for printable coupon for J&J first aid products. I had already signed up to print those coupons. And have already reached print limits on them. Not sure if the print limits are for every 30 days or not. I logged on to ebates Website this afternoon & used their product link to search for rolled gauze. I found drugstore.com had 5 count packages of Curad ProSorb 4" x 2.5 yard rolled gauze. Hadn't ordered things from drugstore.com for many months. I logged on to drugstore.com They were having 20% off sale on Curad products. I bought 4 multi-packs of the 4" wide rolled gauze. Got 1 off each 2 packages I bought. Then bought 2 Oral-B Floss Action replacement brush heads on sale for $8.49. That put me over $35 to qualify for free standard shipping. I save $16 on the rolled gauze & $3 on the replacement brush heads. I'll earn 4% ebates rebate. Plus $2.05 in drugstore.com dollars I can spend next month. If I had opted for automatic monthly shipment of either item, I could save another 10%. But I try to remember to change my brush heads every 3 months. But often forget to do it. I think thee amount of gauze I bought should last me about 60 days. So i won't need to order them right away.,  Virginia Ann S VA

5642 surgery (9/20/2014 6:35:14 PM):  My sister Becky Carnes is in the hospital in UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh Pa. She has Uterian Cancer and was to see her surgeon on Sept 27th to schedule surgery, but started bleeding and passing clots, had to put a pacemaker in when they tried to operate before, because her heartbeat was to slow. Please pray for her. This is two family members that's gone though surgery. I know God is in control, but I'm having a rough time.,  Sandy C. Oh

5648 Kia Hamsters: (9/20/2014 8:00:24 PM):  The little Kia hamsters are back!!! Just saw them in a new (to me, anyway) commercial. They're so cute! And the ad agency gets points, too.,  Jane, CA

5653 computer (9/20/2014 8:23:08 PM):  Is there a place here for computer help?I am trying to reduce the size of a coupon on line.Thanks,  Julie Fl

5657 Janice / Heidi & Raises (9/20/2014 9:37:57 PM):  Janice so excited for your little family. Glad she made it here safely and that everyone is doing well. Raises ~ WOW. What an awesome raise. Congrats! :),  Sandy B., MO

5661 Thanks (9/21/2014 2:57:41 AM):  Thanks so much, for your Prayers and support, will let you know how surgery goes, I'm watching the movie God's Not Dead, take care and may God Bless you. Sandy C.,  Sandy C. Oh

5665 Balance Rewards Bonus Points (9/21/2014 7:26:30 AM):  Are you signed up for Walgreens Balance Rewards program? If you are, remember you MUST OPT IN for any Balance Rewards Bonus points promotion they have. You don't automatically earn those points. I recently ordered a 60 count box of Depend for Women from Walgreens. It had the Balance Rewards symbol by the product. I would earen so many bonus points for every $1 worth of eligible products i bought. I'm signed up for Balance Rewards. Just assumed I'd get the bonus points in my BR account. The points weren't showing up in my account before I got shipping confirmation notice. I checked my account & saw there were links to new bonus promos, current bonus promos, & past promos. There were no new bonus promos out. And the only current promo out was for Health & Wellness products. I think that promo runs through 11/1/14. I quickly opted in for it, hoping I'd still get the bonus points for my Depend purchase. It still didn't show up after I'd gotten my Depends order. I called CS & was told you had to opt in to those bonus BR promos BEFORE you by the eligible products! As a one-time courtesy, staffer was adding those 500+ bonus points into my BR account. The product link on ebates also showed that Walgreens had the Curad ProSorb 4" wide rolled gauze in 5 roll packs. But Walgreens wanted $12.xx for 1 box. It also had the BR bonus point symbol. That was way more than I'd been paying at Walmart Supercenter for the J&J 5 roll packs! I couldn't justify paying more per box just to earn bonus BR points. I'm very glad i went with the sale on Curad at drugstore.com! ,  Virginia Ann S VA

5670 Swagbucks Code (9/21/2014 10:42:25 AM):  TangledMess before 10am PT/ 1pm ET!,  Melody, WA

5671 Puzzle (9/21/2014 11:44:49 AM):  If you punch 0-1-4-0 into a calculator, and turn it upside-down, you get the state OHIO. What numbers can you punch in a calculator, and turn upside-down, to get a state capital, a country and a country's capital? Answer: Boise (35108), Belize (321738), Oslo (0750) Next week's challenge: Name a famous actor best known for tough-guy roles. The first five letters of his first name and the first four letters of his last name are the first five and four letters, respectively, in the first and last names of a famous author. Who is the actor, and who is the author? ,  MAC--WI

5673 Cheese of the Month Club gift (9/21/2014 12:24:08 PM):  Can someone suggest a decent Cheese of the Month Club to give as a gift? My neice e-mailed me that she intended to renew my Harry & David Fruit of the Month for this Christmas. I e-mailed her asking she not renew that gift. I'd gotten my good out of that gift over the years. She e-mailed me back asking what I might like for Christmas. i couldn't think of anything off hand. I told my nephew she'd asked what i wanted for Christmas. And I couldn't think of anything off hand. He immediately said "Cheese of the Month" club! I do love cheese. And use it alot in my cooking baking & at meals. My nephew also uses a lot of cheese in his cooking baking & at meals. But now my brain draws a blank when i try to think of any food catalogs that offer cheese of the month club. I Googled "Cheese of the Month Club" & came up with a couple of gourmet cheese sites. They want anywheres from $650 to $750 for a 12 month club membership! If I suggest Cheese of the Month to her, i'd like to try to keep it in the $$$ range of what she spent on my 12 month H&D Fruit of the Month membership.,  Virginia Ann S VA

5676 Returning (9/21/2014 1:05:37 PM):  To all my nice Computer friends: After 3 Falls, and one Surgery I find that I miss all my friends & have now re-subscribed to online RefundCents. I am awaiting my NEW names & I will Post them as soon as I receive them. I broke hip bones in both legs & fractured my spine (had to wear a back brace for 8 weeks) & then had Hernia Surgery. I am going to be 93 on October 3rd this year. I lived alone for 3 years after Ted passed away but no more. I now reside under watchful eyes forever- my family likes this. I feel fine & have passed all follow-up visits to the Doctors with flying colors so to speak. I miss my own home (my Grandaughter & husband live in it. My new address is Dorothy Heiland 60 Nicoll Ave. Apt. 535 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 ifanyone cares to keepin touch with me. I MISS ALL OF YOU......Dorothy,  Dorothy Heiland

5700 Depositing rebate checks (9/21/2014 6:39:04 PM):  I went to the credit union the other day and deposited 2 rebate checks. The clerk says to me, what do you do - send in for these and they just send you a check? I said yes, you need the form, which normally comes off a tear pad, and the receipt showing what you purchased. I explained how the $4 check I had today was from buying meat and the $5 check was from buying seafood. I went on to explain how you don't need to actually buy the beer because we live in Maine. I said, it will say it on the front of the form (to buy the beer) but if you read the fine print on the back you will see that a beer purchase isn't required in some states and Maine is one of them. She said, oh - I was wondering about that because I was thinking you must be an alcoholic with all the checks you deposit. I laughed at that statement at the time but as I was driving away (this was a drive-thru) I thought to myself, "DID SHE ACTUALLY JUST FREAKING SAY THAT TO ME?!?" Granted, I do enjoy an adult beverage every now and then but I am far from being an alcoholic! ,  Vicky N, ME

5702 Clarisonic skin care brush and others??? (9/21/2014 6:55:27 PM):  does anyone own this brush or the Clinique brand or any other.. is it really worth the money?? Thoughts please as I see CVS now has their own version for about 20 -25 $$.. Thanks,  LAine J TX

5703 Global Test Market surveys (9/21/2014 7:09:54 PM):  Does anyone belong to this and,if so,what is your opinion good/bad?Do you qualify for most of their surveys or does it take forever to get anything?I love doing surveys but hate the sites that take forever to earn anything.Thanks for your input.,  Cathy S.NY

5709 Mary Lou (9/21/2014 7:32:13 PM):  I hope Bradley and you are doing well. I've been thinking about you and praying that all is going well.,  Sandy B., MO

5710 Puzzle (9/21/2014 7:41:03 PM):  Last week MAC-WI posted a puzzle using the calculator to get the correct answers. That puzzle reminded me of a very old Heloise column(when Heloise's Mom was still living). Someone posted a series of numbers you did math calculation to. The answer came up as a group of numbers that when the calculator was turned upside down now read "HELOISE"! Does anyone remember that popst to remember what numbers you did calculations to in order to come up with that answer?,  Virginia Ann S VA

5722 Dorothy Heiland...... (9/22/2014 4:46:59 AM):  WELCOME BACK ! YES , I'M SHOUTING ! So nice to see your post . Glad you're feeling better ! We missed you !,  Martha B. PA

5724 Global testmarket (9/22/2014 7:06:16 AM):  I was not able to post a reply on the question about global testmarket, so I thought that I would just start a fresh post. I have been doing surveys for them for quite awhile and have had good luck with them. You earn points from each survey and then when you reach 1100 you can get a $50 check. I am now working towards my fourth $50 check this year. I am sure that I will get the points earned in the next month or so to get that check. I am very pleased with this site. I do have a small business and that seems to help me get extra surveys. I would recommend this site to you. Give it a try and I hope that it works out well for you.,  teresa, MO

5727 Portable Shopping cart (9/22/2014 8:31:06 AM):  my mom asked me to look for a 4 wheel portable shopping cart for when she goes grocery shopping, and to the mall. I've looked online and some of the reviews are so so. She is looking for one that is light weight so she can put it in and out of the car. Does anyone use one and can recommend one that they are happy with?,  Randi, LI

5731 Christie Andrews (9/22/2014 8:53:20 AM):  How did Christie's surgery go?,  Janice/Ok

5734 scum on exterior windows (9/22/2014 9:40:15 AM):  my husband washed our windows on the outside when the sun was out and it left like a film or scum on them and now I cannot get them clean..help.....thank you ,  Lorraine,Wi

5740 Bradley Update (9/22/2014 11:04:21 AM):  My husband Bradley is making incredible strides! It's hard to believe it's only been one week since his car accident. It feels like a lifetime. Yesterday, his sedation was reduced and he was able to communicate somewhat with a white board and with gestures. He was able to have the TV on to hear both his Royals and Chiefs win (sorry Tigers and Dolphins fans). This morning was a BIG stride forward. They removed his feeding tube and breathing tube! He is able to speak some though his voice is incredibly week. They also removed the drains from the neurosurgery last Friday. If all goes well, the chest tube will come out tomorrow. He has orthopedic surgery on his broken ankles and foot scheduled for Wednesday. After that, he may be able to be transferred out of ICU to a regular room where he can have more visitors. Again, thanks for all the continued prayers and kind words and thoughts. He still has a long rode ahead of him but I am so pleased at the tremendous strides he has made in the last few days.,  Mary Lou R., KS

5745 Roosevelts (9/22/2014 12:11:11 PM):  I wonder if anyone else watched the PBS series by Ken Burns on the Roosevelts. I thought it was excellent. It portrayed Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor as complex people, neither all good nor all bad. I wish we could have a president like Franklin, not necessarily because of his politics, but because he rallied everyone behind him and got things done. A couple things bothered me. I realize these were different times, but the fact that Teddy Roosevelt went to Africa after he left the presidency and shot 11,000+ animals in 5 months of unabashed blood-lust really turned me off. How could anyone shoot a giraffe? Most of the animals he shot were peaceful creatures and no animal he shot was any threat to him. It is repulsive. Think of the millions of animals who would have been the descendants of these dead animals, many of which are endangered today. Yes, he was a trophy-hunter but 11,000??? Even 25 would have been excessive. I wish someone would have put braces on poor Eleanor's teeth when she was young. Maybe there were no orthodontists then? They certainly had the money. Eleanor was a fascinating person who accomplished amazing things in an era when women were expected to simply be quiet. Good for her. It's sad that her marriage was mostly empty and that she had so many problems with her children. But she didn't wallow in self-pity and made a huge difference for good in the world. The footage of World War II was horrendous. We forget how horrible war is, even a 'good' war. 400,000 young Americans died. It's impossible to comprehend the global misery and death. ,  Joan J

5746 Dorothy, IL (9/22/2014 12:11:17 PM):  Glad to see you back. You are in my old stomping grounds, I lived in Glendale Heights for 5.5 years.,  CB OH

5749 Help (9/22/2014 12:24:55 PM):  My 8 year old grandson needs to dress up like in the 80's. This is for tomorrow. Any suggestions? I just knew this last night. Preferably something that we already have. Thanks.,  Pam, KY

5756 Beth in Alaska ?? (9/22/2014 1:01:23 PM):  Yo Beth in Autumny Palmer, Alaska -- how you doing. Said more than one prayer for you - after you request back around the 14th of September. (post 95053) Have I missed a follow up post..... Nancee in chilly Indiana is still thinking of you. ,  Nancee/IN

5758 To Jane, bumping up (9/22/2014 1:09:38 PM):  Re "Up the Down Staircase" -- My high school in NYC had about 4.000 students and it was a 4-story building with two basements. We did have staircases for "up" and "down" and heaven help you if you took the wrong one! You would be stampeded! ,  Alice Dodge, OR

5764 Swagbucks Code (9/22/2014 2:50:22 PM):  RakeIntoFall before 2 PM PDT. worth 5 Swag Bucks!,  Melody, WA

5765 Cheese of the Month Club gift (9/22/2014 2:52:51 PM):  I've posted on here about having my niece get me a gift of a cheese of the month club instead of renewing the Harry & David Fruit of the Month subscription this Christmas. I looked online for cheese of the month club offers. Didn't find any year clubs as reasonable as the 12 month H&D FOM. I then thought about creating a so called cheese of the month club with a cheese firm with a Website. I have a guestimate of what the 12 month H&D gift cost her each Christmas. And if i found a cheesee Website I likeed, I'd ask for monthly gift cards of a set value to order cheese I'd like to try. And in the quantity I could handle. My niece was suggesting a $100 gift card every 4 months for buying cheeses. But I only buy cheeses that will last me about 2 weeks or so I found a Website for a cheese shop I'm very familiar with. It's Cuba Cheese in Cuba, NY. They're well known around the world for the variety of cheeses they sell. I've already signed up for their e-newsletter & print catalog. My late Dad grew up in nearby Olean, NY. Our last Senyk reunion in Olean, was held there in 1999. Some of us went up to Cuba Cheese Shoppe to get our cheese fix! They offer $25 gift card, among other preset values. You can also get a custom value on a gift card. I was thinking of a $25 or $30 monthly gift card value I could use. I would be able to choose the cheeses I would like to try. And the quantity I can handle. I called the shop this morning. Staffer said they sell cheeses in chunks, sliced & shred. Part of the gift card would go on the shipping free. What do you guys think of my idea? I live rural. And I'm not near any gourmet food shop to order gourmet cheeses. None of the grocery stores near me have any cheese of the month club. I would rather order cheeses from someone I'm familiar with.,  Virginia Ann S VA

5778 sewing project (9/22/2014 5:09:18 PM):  I decided to practice on a section of the reversible oversized bedspread I am making. I have ripped out almost as many stitches as I have made today! I have adjusted the tension on the Brother machine multiple times and it still isn't working. I think it is time to pull out the old Pfaff and see if I have better luck.,  Heather, NV

5786 School days (9/22/2014 6:45:32 PM):  Does anyone remember the teacher telling you in grammar school "I before E except after C." I mentioned that to my 6th grade granddaughter and she said 'What about SCIENCE grandpa?",  Bob, PA

5790 Big county (9/22/2014 7:03:59 PM):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0AE6BbDVM4 This is the county that I grew up in-Aroostook, ME. It is the largest county east of the Mississippi and larger than the states of CT and RI combined. The song is corny at best.,  Bob, PA

5792 Apple butter (9/22/2014 7:12:01 PM):  I am making apple butter in the crock pot and always used the little bottles of cinnamon oil but the recipes I saw on line uses the powdered spices. Which one do you use ? ,  Ruth ohio

5796 Oh how shallow I am (9/22/2014 7:42:13 PM):  Dangit! I really need to pray to keep my priorities in order!!! Watching DWTS and a special report broke in. A very important one and the subject is definitely one I've been following ~ attack on ISIS! ~ but my first thought is, "I don't want to miss my favorite two dancers"! I deserve to be "slammed" so go ahead and straighten me out. Thanks!,  Sandy B., MO

5807 Puzzle (9/22/2014 8:02:19 PM):  Hi -- Did anyone post an answer to the puzzle? I think Gina and Teresa may have solved it. I couldn't do it, although I had a long list of tough guys. ,  Alice Dodge, OR

5821 braces (9/22/2014 10:27:19 PM):  I did research on braces...I found that braces (crude forms) were used even in ancient times. They were not commonly used until after the 1960's and have continued to evolve in many forms. Many people did not have braces because of the cost. People did not have "disposable income" to spend for braces so unless it was to aid in health people just did without braces.,  Google Researcher

5824 surgery (9/22/2014 11:34:05 PM):  Please Pray,I'm back requesting Prayer, my Sister Becky Carnes is having surgery for Cancer of the uterus this morning, she's having a Hysterectomy and if they think anything else, they will remove it also, she started passing clots and bleeding, so she was admitted earlier, she had to have a pacemaker put in earlier because her heart was beating to slow when they tried to operate before. Also my daughter Christie is having problems, she had Gullbladder and Stones removed and she thinks she got an infection, she had surgery before and developed an infection and had to be admitted. She's running a low grade fever. I'll let you know when I know more .I appreciate all the prayers and cards you've sent. God Bless you. Sandy C. Oh,  Sandt C Oh

5846 Blessing (9/23/2014 8:52:39 AM):  I was going to prepare supper for my dd and sil last night since they have the new baby. She said, no need, their Sunday School class is preparing supper thru Sat this week. Isn't that nice? Not many people do that anymore.,  Janice/Ok

5847 Swagbucks Code (9/23/2014 8:52:49 AM):  StepOnUp before 9 AM PDT / 11 AM EDT for 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

5848 White cloud (9/23/2014 8:55:06 AM):  Some of you may remember voting for Obi in the white cloud tissue contest. Obi was called to his heavenly home this morning. He had endured so much in his short life but now is with his heavenly Father. Praise be to God!!,  WI

5861 Sonic (9/23/2014 11:00:59 AM):  Is the summer of shakes (half price) promo over? when did it end?,  me

5863 Dry Canning (9/23/2014 11:11:48 AM):  Little over a year ago I got the foodsaver from amazon. Now I am trying to decide if I want to get the thing for dry canning. Do you guys dry can many things. Is it really worth it for small family of 3? ,  Vicki, Va.

5870 Swagbucks Code (9/23/2014 1:55:22 PM):  CandyApple before 1pm PST for 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

5877 Work at Home Customer Service Reps (9/23/2014 4:14:17 PM):  Does anyone know of a site online that lists all the companies that offer Work at Home Customer Service Reps. I know of one company 800Flowers but I'm looking for a list..somewhere like www.violition.com Asking for a friend. Tks.,  Randi, LI

5883 Anxiety? (9/23/2014 5:34:29 PM):  I am in my mid-40's and have been kind of a nervous person as long as I can remember. My friends would tell me that they never knew. I am nervous sometimes in social situations, one-on-one with co-workers or boss, nervous about going to work, nervous about being called on in front of a group of people, etc. I have very fair skin so my nervousness shows through like a rash on my face and neck (blonde hair, fair skin). I do feel more confident the older I get though. My 18 year old son recently told me similar things and would like to see a Dr. He has many friends (guys and girls) and is very well liked. He has had a few girlfriends but is nervous about being with a girl (sounds normal). He also feels nervous about things like going to class, failing class (even though he has had a 3.5 gpa all his life), speaking in front of a group, etc. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I told son that I would be willing to see a Dr with him but he says he is ok going alone (that's good!). Would any blood tests show any relation to anxiety? Is there a common medication that is prescribed for something like this? Something mild? Any input is appreciated! Thanks in advance!,  Mom, MI

5886 Recall Notice (9/23/2014 6:52:01 PM):  http://tinyurl.com/o3fogeqGoogle Researcher

5887 Question for California residents (9/23/2014 8:22:55 PM):  I have a question for those that live in California (or anyone who has experience living in earth quake prone areas). My niece recently became engaged.I would like to get her and her fiance a very special gift for their up-coming wedding. For other nieces/nephews I have purchased special gifts like expensive pieces of crystal. But, My question is how can you store something like that safely between earthquakes? I don't want to buy them something that will be destroyed in the next earthquake. Any Suggestions? thanks for any input,,  Shelly K. MI

5890 Neat Thing Happened! (9/23/2014 9:34:43 PM):  Hi all, this past weekend I was doing a craft show at a local festival. Beside me were several area volunteer fire depts. doing a raffle to raise money for expenses. This lady was sitting alone tending the table when I noticed she was reading a book. We got to talking and I told her how I love to read also. She asked me if I knew the author Charlaine Harris, oh, yes I said, I love her Sookie Stackhouse series. She then asked if I knew of MaryJanice and I interrupted her and said "Davidson"? Yes, she said. Absolutely I said, I love her books, especially her Queen Betsy series. Well, I'm her mother she said!! Wow this is a very small out of the way community, who would have thought! Ended up she asked me for my address and informed me that she heads a fan club for her daughter where they live and that MaryJanice has a new book coming out in a couple of months. She is going to have her daughter put a personal message and autograph the new book and send it to me!! WooHoo! I am hoping it's the newest Queen Betsy book. Anyway, that's what happened to me this past weekend....As always....,  Marian/MO

5896 prayers for California King fire (9/23/2014 10:26:19 PM):  Please pray that the firefighters stay safe and they get the fire under control. Right now they are talking about how they are going to keep the town of Truckee, CA safe (and the towns in the Lake Tahoe Basin). This fire is destroying the forest between Hwy 50 and Hwy 80 - a huge area! ,  Heather, NV

5897 Mom & sweepstakes 'win' (9/23/2014 10:31:33 PM):  My mom (90) called me, my DSis and MIL (lives in the same town) today exclaiming that she won One Million Dollars! Turns out the sheet says to call a 1-800- number to claim the prize. I tried to get mom to understand that she would get paperwork that had to be taken to a Notary, etc. I still don't think I convinced mom that it is a scam (and I am not making a 9 hour round trip car ride to read it). MIL is going to try to get the paperwork tomorrow and mail it to me so I can read it. The good thing is I don't think mom could read the bank account numbers and she says she wouldn't give someone her credit card number (I hope!). ,  Heather, NV

5898 Melissa's baby Ila (9/23/2014 10:33:13 PM):  The dad pronounced the baby's name as 'eye La'. It just looks so weird, but it is a cute name.,  Heather, NV

5901 Google Calendar (9/23/2014 10:59:55 PM):  Does anyone use Google Calendar and do you like it? I found out I can use it and then sync it to my Smartphone (since I used to use my cell phone as my calendar and lost everything when they had to reset it). Right now I living off a paper planner, but would like everything listed in at least two spots.,  Heather, NV

5909 Answer to Why Eleanor didn't have braces (9/24/2014 5:41:42 AM):  Here's the answer to why Eleanor Roosevelt didn't have braces, for the person who thought I was mean to bring it up. http://tinyurl.com/ldqgwpl It was her grandmother who refused to allow it because she didn't believe girls should have their teeth straightened. How sad for Eleanor.,  Joan J

5910 Vacuum (9/24/2014 6:23:30 AM):  My Hoover Wind Tunnel V2 is not working with the new carpet and the carpet mill does not suggest Dyson -- any recommendations as to what to consider.,  Sue S., MN

5913 Jane/Bumping Up (9/24/2014 7:06:10 AM):  Dry Canning is putting things such as rice, oats , chips, chocolate chips in mason jars and sucking air out of jars with foodsaver device. Just wondering if anyone did this and how long things lasted and did it save them money.,  Vicki, Va

5916 News this Morning (9/24/2014 7:30:07 AM):  Did anyone see the President getting off a plane and saluting with a cup of coffee in his saluting hand?,  Janice/Ok

5922 BettyCrocker points (9/24/2014 8:45:23 AM):  Does anyone collect/use Betty Crocker points anymore?,  CJ, MO

5929 Master Chef (9/24/2014 9:29:17 AM):  Is this over? If so, was I right, Courtney win? I hope I am wrong, but have a feeling I am correct. She does not deserve to win. But with 3 men judges.,  Lynn

5939 Swagbucks Code (9/24/2014 10:52:38 AM):  Indefatigable by 10 AM PDT for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

5940 a couple of questions (9/24/2014 11:08:31 AM):  1 Does Target have all their Halloween stuff out yet? The last time I was in they only had the candy out 2 we have a Sketchers outlet store opening here. Do you get really good bargains and is it hard to find larger sizes and widths?,  me

5941 A war lost (9/24/2014 11:08:34 AM):  Our newspaper yesterday had an article which had some unsettling statistics in it. It said that over 900,000 Pennsylvania residents need drug or alcohol rehabilitation and 52,000 people are presently in rehab. It also said that heroin is cheaper than alcohol. I had read previously that heroin was omnipresent in the smaller cities because the dealers can only get $5.00/dose in the big cities like Philly, but can get $10.00/dose in the smaller communities. The drug war will never be won as long as there is a demand for the drugs. Efforts to keep it out of the country have proven ineffective. I fear for our country.,  Bob, PA

5972 Swagbucks (9/24/2014 8:33:54 PM):  Wow Vinny thing was awesome today. I started out by getting 20 points/day on it. Then I started getting 30 points each day just on the Vinny thing. Well today I got 48 points and probably would have got 50 but I had to stop & help hubby with something plus got phone call. I hope that happens more often.,  Vicki,Va

5974 Bumping up question for California residents (9/24/2014 9:07:33 PM):  I appreciate the help with my question. I apologize if it seemed like a foolish question to some or a materialistic attitude to others. I have always lived in the Midwest. The farthest West I have traveled in the US. is Nevada/Arizona. My question was simply based on concern for my niece's feelings, nothing else. I know she would feel bad if she rec'd a less personal gift from me than her older cousins who married before she did. She is a very sentimental person. So I know that the gift I choose for her will be a treasured possession. One than she will view as an "heirloom" to be passed down to her daughter should she have one. That having been said, my only earthquake experience is something I've seen on the news or in a Hollywood Movie (which I'm sure is the worst case scenario that is humanly possible...or maybe even stretched a bit farther than that). So, once again my apologies to anyone I have offended. I just want to make my niece happy with the wedding gift I choose for her and her DH-to be. Thankyou for the help that many of you offered.,  Shelly K. MI

5977 Shark vacuum (9/24/2014 9:40:10 PM):  To the lady who mentioned ordering the Shark, would you kindly post your thoughts on it when you get it? I want to order one but just have not let myself yet. Thank you!,  Want a shark

5986 gift bags (9/25/2014 5:23:21 AM):  I was ask to help find items for gift bags, And i was wondering when sending company letters ,to receive coupons for their products, what all do you write ? I have sent my fare share of letters to company ,and usually get same return. thank you for requesting are products, but we do not sent out coupons.we have like 20 gift baskets to make for out of town quest, and i need help with her list of items .thank you,  terri,pa

5991 memocode (9/25/2014 6:20:09 AM):  Does anyone know the latest code to win 5000 points? Started yesterday. Thanks for any help,  Lynn

5993 Kelloggs eCards (9/25/2014 6:30:45 AM):  How long do they give you when you cash out for a eCard for Applebees before it expires?,  Lynn

5994 Philomena (9/25/2014 6:56:25 AM):  If you are looking for a good movie to watch, I suggest "Philomena" with Dame Judy Dench. A truly worthwhile time spent.,  Angela Z/NY

5998 Saluting with Coffee (9/25/2014 7:38:39 AM):  It is so funny. My original post only ask if you saw it on the news. I didn't mean to cause a stink about it. Jane or you and Janie one and the same. I didn't understand your Groannnnnnn to me. ,  Janice/Ok

6000 yummmm (9/25/2014 8:20:24 AM):  A nurse from my Drs office posted this recipe on FB, I can't wait to try it, sounds so good... Healthy cookies - 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup raisins or nuts, 1 cup good chocolate chunks,1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. preheat oven to 350 degrees. bake for 15-20 minutes. NO SUGAR!,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

6003 Pres/coffee cup (9/25/2014 8:58:57 AM):  Just to clarify, again the only people complaining about this are the people that saw it on TV. And they saw it on TV because the press follows him everywhere, as usual. As far as 'those that do not have military in the family' do not know what they are talking about, I beg to differ. I just don't let everything run my life. My mother's 4 brothers were all in the service, all in different branches, one even survived Pearl Harbor on the Arizona. My step-daughter's guy is a Master Chief in the Navy. It didn't bother them. It's a couple of seconds of reel, yet we let it turn into a week worth of mindless chatter. Get over it, it can't be taken back, he's not in trouble for it. Let's put our thoughts into the missing, the sick and the abused instead!,  CB OH

6013 Emergency Preparedness (9/25/2014 10:50:20 AM):  Coincidentally, stretcher.com has an article on Emergency Preparedness today. http://www.stretcher.com/stories/08/08sep22e.cfm?FPThu Best,,  Susan R., CA

6015 My Mom's Eleanor (9/25/2014 11:42:57 AM):  Roosevelt connection. My mom was a medical librarian for the Neurological Institute at Columbia University for 30 years. She often rode the elevator to the 14th floor with Dr. David Guravich on her way to work. He was a psychologist that came to visit some of the doctors she worked with. She had to watch the PBS special on the Roosevelts to find out the connection between Dr. Guravich, his wife and Eleanor Roosevelt. Mom told me she never knew! Dr Guravich was 'very,very handsome' in her own words.,  Carole H. KY

6017 Winter prep (9/25/2014 12:18:06 PM):  I know summer ended like 3 days ago, but I'm going into what I call "Little house on the prairie mode". I told DH that last night and he laughed and gave a half eye roll. It's 2014 so why do I feel the need to get the nest ready for a long cold winter? LOL Anyone else like this or am I just crazy?,  Julie in Mass

6018 Big Brother show (9/25/2014 12:19:50 PM):  I won't say who won in case anyone hasn't seen it yet. Is everyone happy with who won the show last night? I'm thrilled! Was rooting for that person since the first week. I had the live feeds this year, and usually enjoyed chatting with other "feedsters", although sometimes they were far too harsh on the houseguests. So were you pleased? ,  Julie in Mass

6021 6.2 Earthquake in Alaska (9/25/2014 12:43:57 PM):  WOWSA! That was a long one! Things were falling and the house was swaying. It just wouldn't stop. From what I know, everyone is okay. I lost some family heirloom glass pieces (I need to order that museum putty)! ,  Jittery Beth in Shaky Palmer, Alaska

6023 Extreme Couponing Class (9/25/2014 1:02:40 PM):  I attended an Extreme Couponing Class yesterday. It was sponsored by the Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper and the two Extreme Couponers were Jen Freeman and Shannon Jones. The statement was made that the only LEGAL way to get coupons was to purchse them in the form of Sunday newspapers. All other options were not LEGAL. I would say maybe 95% of the attendees did make the purchase of $191.52, for five Sunday newspapers to be delivered to them each week, in addition to the expense of the annual subscription. Using the five Sunday newspapers delivered to your home system promised to say the average family of four $700 a month on their grocery bill which would include food, personal care products, cleaning products, etc. Showed an expample of a Smith's Transaction using coupons and the Store Savings Card, with $185.75 Total, minus $90.18 stosre card savings and 44.70 Coupons Used. Total out of pocket was $50.87. System also used The Grocery Game set up free at the newspapers website. Is it not legal to trade coupons, get them from friends and neighbors, print them out online, purhcase inserts, or find them on eBay? ,  BarbaraS NV

6027 Impossible (9/25/2014 1:58:52 PM):  Holder is stepping down as US Attorney General. I don't think he can do that because he is as low as a human can get already.,  Bob, PA

6033 Explorer 11 (9/25/2014 2:32:18 PM):  I keep getting a pop up asking me to upgrade to 11. Should I? Thanks.,  Mal

6039 LCD flat panel settlement (9/25/2014 3:11:31 PM):  Does anyone know if there has been a settlement on the Flat Panel Antitrust Class Action, from the last year or so? I had 2 of them and they both went bad. My 36 in. tv about 20 yrs. old, picture tube just went out, so I am in the market to get another. The flat screens were only 16 in or so.,  Elizabeth, WV

6045 Free Caregivers Kit (9/25/2014 3:38:06 PM):  I found this recently : "the Federal Citizen Information Center has created a free Family Caregivers Kit. It's chocked full of info to meet the challenges of a well informed caregiver. This kit can be obtained by calling 1-888-878-3256 or by writing : Family Caregivers Kit, Pueblo, CO 81009.",  TerriH, NV

6054 DH (9/25/2014 5:20:11 PM):  Well, DH is feeling better and pretty much back to normal. All the severe dizziness and nausea is pretty well gone. All the physical therapy that made him so unsteady is done. We have been to all the doctors, twice. The neuro surgeon does not want to see him again because there will be no surgery. The last CT scan of the brain was clear and the blood that was there is dissolved. The neurologist wants to see him in 3 months to do another EEG and compare them, but he still wants him to take the anti seizure meds to insure there won't be one. (He didn't have any to begin with.) He is still a lot more tired than he used to be and I notice a little slowness in thinking and maybe short term memory. Hopefully that will clear too. He also had an MRI last week of his shoulder. It was hurting before the fall and that only made it worse. We thought maybe surgery for rotator cuff. but doctor said no tears in anything. Just full of arthritis, brusitis, tendonitis, inflamation of something or other, a small non cancerous fatty tumor and whatever other itis there is! Take Aleve and probably shots for the pain but no surgery! The bad side to all of this is he can't drive for 6 months. Apparently Michigan has a law concerning head injuries about this. That means he cannot go back to work and I have to do all the driving. Neither of us is too happy about that. Boy did I ever take all the little errands he did for granted. Go get gas, get his haircut, run to the store for me, go to the library and etc. Now both of us have to have our schedules free to go anywhere! I don't like to drive much in the first place! Yesterday he said, I want to go to Menards. I want to go to the library. I want to go to Walmart. Can we go here and can we go there? Grrr. I can't just drop everything everytime he wants to go somewhere. My work around the house is not getting done. It is getting hard for both of us. Gonna be a long time til February, especially with winter and Christmas ahead. We have been married 41 years and we will survive this, but we have been literally stuck to each other and not out of each others sight for seven weeks now. I need a few hours to myself pretty soon! Anyway, thanks for reading my update and for praying for us as we went through this trying situation. ,  Sue, MI

6055 Julie in Mass (9/25/2014 5:29:34 PM):  How's your sister doing? I've thought of her often and hope no news is good news but I want you (and her) to know that I continue to pray for her recovery.,  Marion, CA

6058 Delicious cilantro/lime cucummber salad: (9/25/2014 6:19:59 PM):  Just in case the heading on this disappears, I'll repeat -- Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad: Yield: 5-6 side servings Ingredients 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced (I left out the jalepeno and added thinly sliced red radishes, both for "bite" and color). 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 cucumbers, very finely sliced 1 bunch scallions, finely sliced (green parts, too) 4 tablespoons minced cilantro, to taste Instructions Dice the jalapeno and garlic and add to a medium-sized bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to incorporate the 3 tablespoons of oils. Set aside. Finely slice the cucumbers. Use a mandolin if you have it, but a very sharp knife will do the trick. Add the cucumbers and sliced scallions to the dressing and stir together. Finely mince the cilantro and add it to the bowl. Stir to combine. You can either let it sit in the fridge to marinate for a couple hours, or serve immediately. (You can also add some sesame seeds.) You can make changes -- use 3 TBS olive oil and omit the sesame oil. If you do that, you can add some crumbled feta and some oregano or dried Italian herb blend. And, if you want to make this salad the main part of lunch, no matter which dressing variation you use, add shrimp, calamari, diced chicken breast, or leftover steak cut in thin slices about an inch long. I just finished making this and it's chilling in the fridge. I'll probably add some prawns -- I have a bag of them in the freezer. This is really refreshing, either as a side or as a main dish and, unless you make some garlic or cheese bread, there's not a carb in sight! ,  Jane, CA

6066 Need some help (9/25/2014 7:06:00 PM):  my oven and counter top stove were worn out to the point of no return, we got new and its now installed, no longer wonder if stuff from the oven is raw or burnt... no joking... love the stove, it ceramic or glass top and just beautiful, I have five burners now rather then 4 so thats nice for family get together. I got the razor blade and cleaner, I hate the cleaner it leaves a haze and is so hard to get off. I have tried Shakley h2 cleaner and its a little better but I do not want to spend all my time polishing this stove. Do any of you have this type of stove and a solution to getting and keeping it clean? Or am I gonna spend my time polishing my stove so it will look nice!!! Plus side is I love copper and have several very nice pieces, dh bought me a beautiful copper tea pot to use a a display on my stove, I will not use it to cook just as a pretty, looks beautiful....,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

6067 crock pot recipes (9/25/2014 7:10:27 PM):  some of you may be familiar with Stephanie Odea's website and blog all about crock pot cooking. She also sells meal cards, with grocery lists so you can make sure you have everything you need to throw in the crock pot. here is is the link if interested. I know you can do the same thing yourself but sometimes it is nice to have everything spelled out. I didn't think they were too expensive. http://tinyurl.com/pdegrk7Doreen,MI

6076 Recall Notices (9/25/2014 8:40:31 PM):  Ross Stores recalls bistro chairs due to fall hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Ross-Stores-Recalls-Bistro-Chairs/
Bad Boy Buggies recalls recreational off-road vehicles due to crash hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Bad-Boy-Buggies-Recalls-Recreational-Off-Road-Vehicles/
Shivvers recalls country clipper riding lawn mowers due to fire hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shivvers-Recalls-Country-Clipper-Riding-Lawn-Mowers/Google Researcher

6078 Winter and wedding mode here (9/25/2014 9:03:31 PM):  Getting ready for winter and a wedding in 3 weeks. So no you're not jumping the gun. it's good to be prepared. ',  Carole H. KY

6081 extreme cheapskates (9/25/2014 10:16:42 PM):  Now dont get me wrong but do you think this show is for real or, Are people really that cheap. I think some of the stuff they do is very unsanitary..I like to save money to but I wont use someone elses toothbrush after they have used I wont pee in a bottle and go throw in my yard just because I dont want to use the water in the toilet to flush and I wont dumpster dive for left over food.So my question is Are these people for real.,  Becky

6083 Wolfeboro,NH (9/25/2014 10:42:34 PM):  My husband & I will be in the NH area the beginning of October. We would like to stay at a nice B & B for our anniversary. I have heard the 1810 house B & B is wonderful. Anyone have any details? Is this B & B located on a busy road? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Any ideas of what would be great to do/see in this area? Thank you!!!!! (antique shops, crafts ???) ,  Sharon W/WI

6087 Is It Still September?? (9/26/2014 4:07:05 AM):  I wasn't sure because Sam's has all their Christmas decorations out.,  Susan, SC

6093 The Today show (9/26/2014 6:50:43 AM):  Please explain this to me. When a new topic is coming on on the Today show someone will talk about what is coming up next. Right before a commercial then the say "But first, this is today" what does that mean. I just do not understand the point of that.,  eileen

6095 TV (9/26/2014 7:09:29 AM):  I watched "How to Get Away With Murder" last night. They had a graphic sex homosexual sex scene, that in my opinion, belonged in a movie with an "R" rating. Also a scene between a man and a woman. I know anything goes in the 9:00 hour, but I believe teenagers are still up,at that hour. I'm tired of watching a drama show and it has to have this immoral scenes in it. I'm offended at having these types of scenes so dominant, but there is no one speaking up.,  Karen-IA

6100 Shoebox Shopper Alert (9/26/2014 7:38:59 AM):  Our Dollar Tree has t-shirts for kids available. These are fairly good quality. Might be worth checking at your store.,  Sharon in foggy MI

6111 Humor (9/26/2014 9:05:35 AM):  Yesterday we had a bomb scare at school. We had to evacuate to the multipurpose building which is across and down the street from my bldg. I ride my Jazzy chair over since it is so far. I can walk well now but not long distances. I had worn a gauze dress which is a little long. I had to watch that I didn't get it caught up in the wheels. When we were returning, I was crossing the street near all of the emergency vehicles and personnel. I extened the throttle on my chair and caught my hem in the wheel; before I could stop it was chewing it up and I could hear it ripping it. One of my policemen friend ran over to help me. I said I will have to back it up to release it. It didn't work so I told him to rip it off the wheel. Then I told him we would have to stop meeting like that. I got back to my classroom realizing that half of my dress was mutilated as if I had sent it thru the shredder. I asked my students to sit down put their heads down and thumbs up!!!! Then I moved from the Jazzy to my chair. My dd was about 4o miles away. So. I just sat carefully for the next hour until school was out. I rolled over part of the hem in my desk chair and ripped more. I park near our door. As I was leaving I noticed I had a trail of dress behind me. When I got home, I closed the front door on part of the "tail of the dress." I went into the bedroom and told my dh I had a terrible day. As I sat down on the bed. He said "half of your dress is gone." Was it that way at school????" Anyway, I had 4 Mondays this week. I mentioned to someone at school what had happened and she said it was on the news last night and someone was helping me. I looked at the news on-line and apparently she was teasing me.,  Janice/Ok

6120 Home Meat Slicer (9/26/2014 10:12:06 AM):  We want to buy a meat slicer for home use on roasts. Looking at Amazon.com for ideas. Anyone have one they can recommend? Thanks!,  Sue S, WI

6122 Here's a new one (9/26/2014 10:40:03 AM):  I am trying to order an Italian coffee dh loves for his birthday.We drank it while in Italy and brought home a bag. I found it on Amazon, but then I looked up the cafe in Rome to see if they do mail orders. They do.They have shipping fees for Italy(of course), EU.But also for eastern Europe,Russia, many parts of Asia, SE Asia, many parts of Africa, South America. I wrote to ask the shipping rates to the US. Also how to order as I did not find a order page on their website.He tells me "You can buy it on Amazon!!" Sheesh. Must not be worth it to mail to US though I can't figure out why. Amazon is crazy expensive for the ground coffee but another site linked from Amazon is better.,  Sue P., CT

6131 Swagbucks Code (9/26/2014 12:09:12 PM):  WASSENAARBMX for 5 SB before 11pm PST. This might be an error on SB post. They may have meant before 11 AM PDT.,  Melody, WA

6152 Janice (9/26/2014 6:03:16 PM):  Are you close to Moore? My thoughts and prayers are with that community upon the horrible news coming out of there. ,  Karen-IA

6153 Overnight refrigerator oatmeal: (9/26/2014 6:04:09 PM):  A few weeks ago, several people were interested in this kind of recipe. I just saw this on Pinterest. Enjoy! Stir it a few times, close the lid, put it in the fridge and let the night do it´s magic. In the morning you will thank yourself. 2,5 dl gluten free rolled oats 1 tablespoon of chia-seeds (optional) 3 dl almond milk (or for example oat milk or rice milk) 1 tablespoon unsweetened smooth almond or nut butter of your taste 1 tablespoon of organic honey or coconut palm syrup ½ teaspoon vanilla powder / vanilla seeds ½ teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon On top: banana slices Pour all other ingredients except the banana into a jar and stir carefully with a spoon. Close the lid and leave the mixture to sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning top with banana slices and enjoy your lovely breakfast!,  Jane, CA

6157 Meijer perks (9/26/2014 8:36:48 PM):  How can I cancel this being sent to my cell phone?,  Karen IL

6158 Travel advice (9/26/2014 9:29:11 PM):  Thanks to everyone last week for the travel advice. For those of you who suggested Drury Inn / Suites ... WOW ~ you were absolutely right about. Of the hotels we have stayed in over the past week this Drury was by far the most convenient. Our 1st hotel stay was at Super 8 and when we got there a lady ahead of us was given a handicapped room and when I asked if they had others I was told no but they had other rooms on the 1st floor ~ UM ... there's more to a handicap room than just being on the first floor. The lady ahead of me changed with me and we each got an awesome discount for "being so nice". The room was okay but only had a tub and not a roll in shower. Our 2nd stay was Comfort Inn. We spent the most nights in that room and it had a roll in shower. Everything was convenient and easy to get to in the room. Last night we were in a Best Western. Nice ~ only a tub no shower, though. They also had a pool with a handicap lift that would take Rodney into the pool (we never realized there was such a thing) but the pool needed cleaning so it was closed. I think tonight will be our last night in a hotel. We're on the south side of Memphis and will meet my aunt and cousins for brunch and head on back to Kansas City tomorrow. We're in a Drury Suites and it is just beyond amazing. For the hot dinner they had pasta, hotdogs, nachos, salad, baked potatoes ... a pretty big spread for a "free meal". When we travel we take a cooler and put cut up veggies, cheese sticks, and things like that in it. That's what we eat during the day and for lunch so tonight we went a little crazy on the hot meal. Rodney has handled the trip so well. I just didn't know if he would be ready to ride yet ~ I thought last week when we left that about the time we got to St. Louis he would say that he wasn't able to make it and we'd go back. Other than his legs, which were amputated due to the burns, his bottom took the most of the flames. That was the other spot that had the 4th degree burns ~ so we've had some bottom challenges. That's probably TMI but when I just say, "he can't ride well" people don't understand what I mean ... anyway, it's not been an issue on this trip. We've taken his extra Roho cushion and put it in the truck seat and when we bandaged his bottom we used the padded silver instead of just the gauzy silver. The two together have worked wonders!,  Sandy B., MO

6171 Beheading (9/27/2014 8:38:37 AM):  I have had MSNBC on in the background and I've heard no mention of the horrible attack in Moore, OK. Why is Fox the only network covering this?,  Karen-IA

6185 How to Refresh? (9/27/2014 2:06:22 PM):  Hi -- Maybe someone can help --When I click on Off Topic it still shows Michele's postings from this morning. I know the site has been updated twice since then. With my old computer, I could click on the Refresh button to bring up the new page but this new computer doesn't have a Refresh button. What can I do?? ,  Alice Dodge, OR

6186 Refresh (9/27/2014 2:10:27 PM):  Hi, again -- Just checked Centsible Chat, and can access it -- updated at 1:31 PM. Is anyone else having trouble seeing an updated Off Topic Chat?,  Alice Dodge, OR

6187 Please pray (9/27/2014 3:41:27 PM):  for my husband, Don. He has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He started having trouble on June 22, when he couldn't empty his bladder. So he had to wear a cathater from June 23rd til Aug. 28 when he had surgery. The urioligist thought it looked fine, not jagged or rough, just larger than usual so he only removed part of it. But that wasn't the case. It came back positive So, please pray. Thank you, Lillie,  Lillie J, TX

6197 Nice Day (9/27/2014 7:06:21 PM):  It was beautiful here in SE Va. Upper 70's. Family had a surprise Birthday party for my Sister in law who is turning 75. She was so shocked she was speechless. My husband & picked them up & drove them to party. I just knew that one of would slip & spill the beans but we didn't. Wonderful party & way too much good food. ,  Vicki, Va

6206 Rotator cuff injury, sleep (9/28/2014 9:06:58 AM):  I injured my rotator cuff at work the beginning of August. I work at the Post Office. The mail case in the lobby got stuff and I pulled on it. Based on my range of motion, the doctor felt we could give it 2 weeks to see how it went. I am right handed and it is on my right side. The problem comes when I am lifting and turning. I can use from my elbow to hand with no problems. I need to sleep flat on my stomach or flat on my back. Sleeping on my side hurts. As time went on it still caused problems so I went back to Dr. He ordered an MRI. I am clostrophic. He suggested open MRI. 2 weeks went by while Dr office was trying to get the correct paperwork for Workman's comp to approve test. One morning I woke up with a panic attack at 3am. I could not go back to sleep. 2 days later I went to primary doctor for my physical, she gave the name and address for open MRI. I was able to go and see it. The office staff was great at the MRI facility. Still waiting for Workman comp to decide if they are going to pay for MRI. Since the panic attack. I am waking up 5 or 6 times a night to urinate. By morning I am exhausted from being up and down so much. I plan to contact primary doctor tomorrow to see if I have UTI. Last night I tried hot bath before bed and drank cup of Celestial Seasoning Sleepytime Extra tea before bed. I was able to sleep from 9 to 10:30pm. Got up to urinate at 1030pm and took 1 Melatoin. It seemed to clear my head of racing thoughts and I was able to sleep from 1030 to midnight. I was up again at 12:25, 2am, 345am to urinate. At 4am I felt wide awake and got up and read from 4 to 430 and then went back to bed. It has been over 2 weeks of up and down and my sleep is suffering. I feel like my body is really suffering from lack of sleep. I need sleep, Federal Workman's comp is draggig their feet-How do I get them to approve MRI that Dr ordered. Any one with a similar injury-any suggestions of what worked. Thanks for listening and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.,  Kim, MD

6210 Memories (9/28/2014 10:45:22 AM):  My DH & I just put our first coat of polyurethane on his childhood desk. We both still have our desks from the 50s and are spiffying them up to give to the grandkids. Mine has an old beatles sticker stuck to the chair!!,  Joanie in NJ & FL

6211 Fleet Farm free shipping (9/28/2014 10:47:09 AM):  Do they ever have free shipping? If so, does anyone have a code for Free Shipping?,  Lynn

6212 Pumpkin patch (9/28/2014 10:57:24 AM):  There is a farm in Lancaster named Barnyard Kingdom and it is great place to take young children. They have 20 activities including a hay ride to the pumpkin patch. The tractor pulled wagon has benches on the perimeter and hay in the middle for the more adventurous. They also have fresh produce, potatoes were 20 LB. for $5.00. The silo on the farm is the one used in the movie Witness. Admission is free or $11.00 for all activities. The hay wagon was $1.00,  Bob, PA

6217 Decluttering Week (9/28/2014 12:39:09 PM):  Well going to be doing my un cluttering & getting ready for winter this week. At least getting started. Hopefully I can get lot done as we leave for vacation end of Oct. Just going to see family. I will be seeing Aunt I haven't seen in about 4 years so looking foward to that. Also seeing son in Fla. Son also loves snicker doodle cookies so I will be baking up batch of those. ,  Vicki,Va

6220 FOY code (9/28/2014 12:54:01 PM):  31 points for 3 users o3w5noauf.,  Vicki,Va.

6221 Electric Dryer (9/28/2014 1:02:36 PM):  Looking for recommendations on clothes dryer. I have the Fisher-Paykel washer but didn't know if the dryer was a good buy. I don't have access to Consumer Reports so appreciate any info.,  Mal

6223 Makeup clueless (9/28/2014 2:10:28 PM):  This may sound like a silly question but I don't use a lot of makeup and have no idea what is BB and CC. Should this be something to consider at my "middle age".,  Plain Jane

6224 TV show (9/28/2014 2:22:36 PM):  After reading all the comments about the new Viola Davis show, I figured I'd watch it and see why everyone seemed to have their panties in a wad. The gay sex scene lasted maybe 20 seconds. I could have blinked and missed it. Don't understand why anyone would be so up and arms aabout this. It was not at all graphic and done pretty much in the dark. No big deal to me. Apparently, there was also a straight sex scene which people condsidered a big deal. I must have blinked because I never saw it! I spent a good portion of the time watching totally confused. I'll watch it a few more times. If I stop, it certainly won't be over the sex. It will be because I just don't like or get it!,  Another Sharon in MI

6240 Another beautiful day (9/28/2014 5:01:45 PM):  Temps were in the upper 70's and no rain in sight. Our local park was packed with cars, People picnicing, picture-taking and hiking. It smells like fall with the leaves turning color. I did some hiking (more like walking) there while my DH headed out to a bigger park to bicycle.. I say we are doing ok as the two of us are in the 70's too. Enjoy your week.,  Vera in sunny MI

6245 Poirot movies - where can we watch?? (9/28/2014 5:29:12 PM):  We found about four in the library so now we are hooked, but I can't figure out where we can watch / rent them (we saw a special and it appears there were about 70 created). Does anyone know if Netflix has them? I looked at Amazon Prime and they appear to have four. ,  Heather, NV

6246 Swagbucks Code (9/28/2014 5:30:26 PM):  SundayCamping before 6pm PST for 2 SB.,  Melody, WA

6252 6 year old activities on a Friday night (9/28/2014 6:17:09 PM):  I'd like to do something with my boyfriend's 6-year old granddaughter on Friday nights, especially with the fall and Halloween holiday. Any suggestions?,  Mindy, MD

6257 Old photo help (9/28/2014 7:16:07 PM):  I need suggestions to help me find out who is in an old photo I found. Rodney and I went flea market shopping in FL (that is one of our favorite past times!). We found an old photo from maybe 1930's or 40's. On the back there is a stamp that says, "Copyright Photo by London Society Photographic Service Hare ??? C4 Central ??? Ref No 3504/6". The ???'s are words I can't make out. There is a movie star looking woman and her very dapper escort in B&W. I'd love to find out who this is but am not sure how to go about it. I Googled London Society Photographic Services and I get "Royal" Society Photographic Services but not London ... ~ any suggestions on how to ID them? TIA,  Sandy B., MO

6269 Puzzle (9/29/2014 7:25:36 AM):  eek's challenge: Name a famous actor best known for tough-guy roles. The first five letters of his first name and the first four letters of his last name are the first five and four letters, respectively, in the first and last names of a famous author. Who is the actor, and who is the author? Answer: Charles Bronson / Charlotte Bronte Next week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener Henry Hook, who creates crosswords for the Sunday Boston Globe and many other publications. Think of a 10-letter word that names an invention of the early 20th century and includes an A and an O. Remove the A. Then move the O to where the A was, leaving a space where the O was, and you'll name a much more recent invention. What is it? Sorry I am late in posting. We were traveling all day yesterday.,  MAC--WI

6270 Jane (9/29/2014 7:31:52 AM):  Jane have you ever watched 2 Broke Girls? I feel that and 2 1/2 Men are the filthiest shows out there? Two Broke girls frequently uses the word vagina and how they aren't wearing panties. ,  Deb

6271 Jane (9/29/2014 7:33:40 AM):  Jane, sorry I just reread your post. You said you have never seen Two Broke Girls. Keep with your books. ,  Deb

6273 Good news! (9/29/2014 7:38:38 AM):  We have a new grandson!!! ____ David born this a.m. at 633. 11 lbs even.Mom and baby fine (____ means he has no first name yet.)He is #4 for my dd and her hubby. Baby has 2 sisters and 1 brother.,  Sue P., CT

6274 Karen/Ia/ Moore/Ok (9/29/2014 7:42:30 AM):  Moore is about 115 miles north of us.Such a sad situation. Friday night there was a bus crash on I-35 about 45 minutes from us. A semi drove thru the grassy median; traveled a while in the median then hit the "bus" a people mover with the North Central Texas College Softball team on it. Four girls were killed and several injured. They are still investigating. The semi driver thinks he was distracted.,  Janice/Ok

6275 life advice (9/29/2014 7:46:34 AM):  from cats: https://www.thedodo.com/13-important-pieces-of-life-ad-660394006.html?xrs lol,  Sue P., CT

6276 Irazoo Treasure Code (9/29/2014 7:58:43 AM):  runorwalk Expires: 10/5/2014 9:15 PM EST.,  Melody, WA

6292 Puppy Biting (9/29/2014 10:37:59 AM):  We have a new German Shepherd puppy. Our last dog was also a GS bcut don't remember her biting as this one does. Simcoe bites our hands, feet, clothing ALL the time indoors and outdoors and nothing helps. We have tried things suggested such as crying out and then standing still, patting her with a newspaper and loving her afterwards, etc. Does anyone have an suggestion for us. We love her and she is a sweet dog but this biting is awful. Will she outgrow it? Thanks,  Kathleen, WA

6306 Rotator cuff/sleep/UTI (9/29/2014 12:08:47 PM):  I went to DR this am and I have a UTI. I am on an antibiotic. I walked into to the doctors office at 730am without an appointment and was seen immediately. By 9am I had the prescription. I am very optimistic that this will help with the sleep. I think once the sleep improves the other things will not be as much of an issue. Thank you for all of the comments and support.,  Kim, MD

6316 decluttering (9/29/2014 3:37:38 PM):  Well it took me over a week but I got my office/craft room and storage room cleaned out. It's pretty nice down there. We moved our computers to an empty room that we now call the office. I moved my craft stuff to another empty room that we now call my sewing room. So I now have a room for my sewing that I want to decorate some how and need to organize. I may go with a pink theme. My problem is I'm fickle and get sick of things easily. Anyhow, I had five rooms and all my hallways repainted. I got a much-needed new couch. And my master bath has been redone. I also purchased new linens for my bed. My whole house looks new and it's all neutral. I added some adorable pillows in the living room. I realized I could change the pillows and the room would look redecorated. I bought chevron curtains (under protest, ha ha) for my master bath. Chevron is "in" right now big time, so I figured I'd be "in" until chevron goes out! I'm not really into chevron, they were just in neutral colors and I thought they'd look pretty good in my master bath. And I'm not really into what's "in" I just buy what I like. I cleaned out my garage. I've given away and sold a ton of stuff. I still have some closets that need decluttering and I haven't gone through my kitchen cabinets yet. Hubby needs to hang pictures/curtains for me now that the painting is done. My bedroom needs to be cleaned up after the master bath remodel. Who knew we had so much stuff in out master bath that all had to come out?! Oh instead of having it replaced, I had my master bath tub refinished. I highly recommend this to anyone who might be thinking about it. The tub looks beautiful and brand new. We haven't found a house we want to move to yet, but this one is pretty close to being ready if we do find one and we have to put it on the market quickly. Our new family motto is "Don't touch the walls!" LOL,  Dianne in GA

6319 melody, thyroid (9/29/2014 4:13:44 PM):  just took my mom to an endo for an opinion on her labs? lets just say you would have been laughing............ that's all I can say! no such thing as iodine, tsh is the test, t3 isn't necessary, she's getting way to much armour thyroid and synthroid is the best! and if that wasn't enough, heres the best statement, "armour thyroid isn't consistent in doses? huh? are you laughing now? lol.,  christy, ia

6324 sleep apnea consultation (9/29/2014 5:37:24 PM):  DH finally has an appointment on Friday 31 October for a consultation (after waiting two weeks and no one calling us back). I finally called and said I had left a message on 16 September and I wanted to talk to someone - then I was given her direct number. So, I kept calling (long distance) while I was vacuuming until I got a live person. And the miracle is it doesn't conflict with the other 1,000+ things on my calendar already for October. (I have had to move two Dr appointments since I found out they were at the exact same time as something else setup a long time ago - teeth cleaning, etc).,  Heather, NV

6325 sudzz shampoo (9/29/2014 5:37:25 PM):  Can anyone tell me if they use this shampoo? Also, do you know where to find it at a true discount? I have searched the web and am not user the best place to purchase? I have tried a sample of this and think it makes my hair feel great. The price however seems a little outrageous. ,  Laurie, Ohio

6326 Pioneer Telephone (9/29/2014 5:44:03 PM):  Do you use a landline for long distance (in state and out of state)? I can't use my cellphone at the house to call anyone since I get rotten coverage (I can text with no problems). For years I have been using the 2.9 cent per minute cards from Costco. DH has complained - 'too much work' to dial all the numbers, etc so I have been dialing for him when he calls his parents, etc. Anyways, we found out about Pioneer Telephone from my MIL. She has used them for years. We got my Mom switched over to them (she was just picking up the phone and calling with no long distance plan and AT&T was a fortune!). DH picked up our phone once and it was $7.00 for a few minutes since we didn't have a long distance plan. So, I signed up for Pioneer and it will be about 3 cents per minute plus the Federal Taxes, etc. It sure saved time when I just had to call about 5 times before I got a live person. If you are interested I would get a credit if you give my name and phone number. Create a new post with your email if you would like mine. Thanks.,  Heather, NV

6334 News (9/29/2014 7:05:01 PM):  Don't have anything new to report since I rejoined refundCents after my numerous periods of Hospitalization & Rehab but if you want to contact me you can do so at CouponWizard@Heiland.com. I will be 93 on October 3rd & love to hear from ANY of you.I am living at Brookdale Plaza Apt. 535 60 Nicoll Ave. GlenEllyn, IL 60137. Wouldn't miss Off Topic now that I am better. Dorothy ,  Dorothy Heiland IL

6343 Freezer pickles (9/29/2014 10:00:25 PM):  I have always made refrigerator pickles in summer time. However this year with our big freezer I decided to try some freezer pickles. Well I got out a package tonight and they were great. We had a simple supper chicken salad sandwiches & soup. I wanted some chopped pickle in my chicken salad. The pickles tasted even better than when I first made them. They were still very crisp. All I did was place them in freezer bags & cover with pickle brine. After small bag froze I squeezed out air & put in larger bag. ,  Vicki, Va

6345 Pioneer Telephone website (9/29/2014 10:53:09 PM):  http://www.pioneertelephone.com/ You can enter your phone number and it will give you the rates. Note: You do pay the Federal Taxes, etc. (Dsis had a problem with that - said she will continue to use the calling cards, but DH is now happy.) Oh, and some months I may continue to use the calling cards, but it is SO nice to pick up the phone and not panic about a huge bill.,  Heather, NV

6351 wigs (9/30/2014 6:57:05 AM):  Looks like I might have to be wig shopping in the near future The ones I have seen in the catalog at the doctor's are not close to my hair. any suggestions?,  anon

6352 Skillet---I need a new (9/30/2014 7:01:52 AM):  non-stick frying pan. I use mine almost everyday and mine is in sad shape. Don't want to pay an arm and a leg. Thanks.,  Cook

6354 IRS (9/30/2014 7:41:26 AM):  They have closed the cases on billions of dollars owed in taxes because they can't find the taxpayers. Reports of other dollars going out as refunds to people who are not owed. This is another example of a huge government agency that doesn't run right. And these are the people that are going to oversee Obamacare. Why can't we clean house on these agencies and run them right. Can you imagine if Mastercard, Apple, Walmart all ran their businesses like this? They would soon be bankrupt. It's further proof our government can't do anything efficiently.,  Karen-IA

6355 Dannon puzzle pieces (9/30/2014 7:45:35 AM):  Dannon is doing the "Rally for Recess" contest again, and I would like to enter for our school....we REALLY need a new fence for security purposes. Puzzle pieces are found on the inside of specially marked packages of Dannon yogurt. I have posted on the trading board, but would appreciate anyone saving them for me (my kids' school!). It is a small school (166 kids), and a fence would really make a huge difference in the safety concerns of parents. Feel free to email me - lisa samson@ hotmail dot com (no spaces). Thank you! Thank you! Lisa,  Lisa, OH

6358 Life is Good (9/30/2014 7:56:31 AM):  My dh is feeling better, hasn't had any low b/p episodes lately. My grandson is coming home on leave from Navy the 10th of Oct for 2 weeks. My new granddaughter is a joy. They live down the street from me. We drop by with dinner and get to hold her! (a fair exchange I think). My daughter is nursing and trying to get the baby into a schedule. I went by last night a held her while my daughter got a nap and shower. I can remember what it was like being a new mother. Her husband works nights so he was sleeping before going to work. Our football team is 4-0. Our new minister is great and the spirit is good in the church. I am feeling well. God is good.,  Janice/Ok

6359 Kathleen, WA (9/30/2014 8:18:40 AM):  Bumping up the puppy biting. About 30% off all puppies are 'piranha' puppies. I have had three Keeshonds and only my last, Tinsel was a biter, but she only bit me, never my DH. Puppies use there mouths to feel and when they are teething. Please, ask your vet for solutions, but please, please do not punish for this. Hitting or yelling at a puppy will only make them hide and be afraid, but will not get them to stop. They all grow out of it. ,  CB OH

6364 Menopause (9/30/2014 8:48:41 AM):  OK, officially in it. Mood swings are terrible. Hot flashes are not bad at all, yet. Went to the Dr last week and had blood work, all is fabulous, no thyroid issues, no diabetes etc... OB will not give me anything for the mood swings 'cause she says it will go away in about 6 months. Hot flashes are not bad enough for any meds either. I guess my DH will just have to be especially nice when we are in the mountains while I am driving!!,  CB OH

6367 Bosom Buddies (9/30/2014 8:59:03 AM):  When I saw someone posted they thought this show ran in the late 60s, I knew that couldn't be right. So I googled it. It ran from 1980 to 1982 and starred Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari (the guy who was later in Newhart) as guys who had to pretend to be women in order to live in a girls' boarding house or dorm or something. I remember the show well and I knew I wouldn't remember something like that from the 60s.,  Gina, CT

6368 Puzzle (9/30/2014 8:59:46 AM):  Anyone still working on this?,  Gina, CT

6375 Tablecloths (9/30/2014 9:37:35 AM):  Does anyone have any creative ideas for about a dozen tablecloths that I still have in my linen closet but never use? Crafts? Quilt backs? I am open to all and any suggestions.,  Sue S., MN

6377 Staples (9/30/2014 10:01:11 AM):  Trying to clear up all my loose ends today....have to be in the mood to make all these phone calls! I had to call Staples 3 times on different receipts (would have done it all at once, but didn't realize them all at the same time). I only got ink rewards for $2 this month - they only scanned one ink recycling instead of 20, and I didn't notice when I left the store (thankfully she saw my recycling history and entered them). Second, I didn't have ink rewards for June and was a little confused because I'm usually pretty good about getting them turned in each month - thankfully I found my receipt - they had not put in my rewards card. Finally, I had a receipt that I had to enter after the fact because she put in a coupon before my rewards card and said she couldn't enter my rewards after the coupon. I had entered it online, but still never got credit. The customer service each time was great, and hopefully all will be credited without further issue - just a lot of time and effort! However, it ended up being almost $80 in rewards, so worth following up on! Glad I had all the receipts still!,  Lisa, OH

6380 Andrew Tahmooressi (9/30/2014 10:16:14 AM):  He is still be ignored by BO. Remember he is the one that made the wrong turn and went into MX instead of going to San Diego. He fought 2 terms in Iraq, and has PTSD, and BO could make a phone call to have him released, but he won't. To busy golfing. 2 Vets walked 7 days to give BO a phone to make the call and they were ignored. I know Montel Williams is trying to do that he can to set him free. But BO, is the one that easily can set him free so he can get the treatment he needs. He has been stripped and hand cuffed to a bed, beaten, and mis treated. Not a nice way to treat one of our own. ,  Lynn

6381 Security (9/30/2014 10:21:12 AM):  The recent fence jumper at the White House got as far as the East room. This is very serious. He got past five rings of security. They need to get to the bottom of this. President Obama deserves to be outraged. He and his family deserves to be safe.,  Karen-IA

6382 ISIS (9/30/2014 10:24:00 AM):  Is President Obama doing the right thing? I don't think ISIS can be stopped by air only, and I don't want to send our young men and women back, what is the answer? I think these other Arab nations need to step up and help us pay for this. It's for their protection too.,  Karen-IA

6387 Books (9/30/2014 11:09:25 AM):  Reading the Bella Vista Chronicles books, The Apple Tree and The Beekeeper's Ball by Susan Wiggs. The third book not released yet. The story takes place in California, and has several threads in the storyline. Couldn't put either book down. WWII in Denmark and the story of how two children who lost their parents ended up in CA and their family story there. Strong themes of no matter what has happened in your past, make a new, happy, joyful life for yourself in the hear and now. Enduring characters, great recipes, and beautiful descriptions of a magical place. Will take your mind off the 6 o'clock news.,  BarbaraS NV

6393 Mary Lou (9/30/2014 11:50:31 AM):  Wanted to check in and see how you and Bradley are doing. I haven't read an update in awhile. Still thinking & praying for you both.,  Sandy B., MO

6395 Obama (9/30/2014 11:52:42 AM):  He has done absolutely nothing right, his foreign policy is a complete shambles. His global warming campaign is not backed up by scientific evidence. China has agreed to clean up their pollution, as long as we pay for it. The IRS is corrupt. the VA is corrupt, the Border Patrol is ineffective (How many ragheads have come through the border?) The bombing of Iraq and Syria will not stop ISIS. The most recent protest in Ferguson resulted in the arrest of eight men of which only one was a Ferguson resident. On a brighter note, the officer that is being evaluated by the Grand Jury was allowed to testify. It is doubtful if they indict him. The jurors are not sequestered, so they can listen to any accounts they want on the news. I can go on and on, but our country is in a terrible spiral downward because of a completely incompetent President.,  Bob, PA

6397 Happy surprise (9/30/2014 11:57:42 AM):  I went to get my first haircut in 5 years today. It was so long it was irritating to me. My hairdresser asked what I wanted done, I told him I wanted to donate it, so leave me enough for a tiny ponytail. After the cut, I went to pay, and the owner of the salon said "I don't charge when you donate your hair." I actually teared up. I was figuring $30 or so for the cut, and I gave him a $5 tip and was on my way. What a sweet man/shop owner! I don't even have to mail the hair, he keeps the ponytails until he has a boxful and he mails them in! He gives them to Wigs for Kids. He kissed me on the cheek and thanked me for donating. I'm so blown away.,  Julie in Mass

6399 bowel problems (9/30/2014 12:05:56 PM):  this is a nasty subject, so skip if not interested. my mom who is 86 is having severe diahrea to which she has no feeling she needs to go and it just comes, sometimes she doesn't make it to bathroom. 3 doctors right now want to blame it on armour thyroid because her tsh is suppressed. she also has severe rash on arms, legs and face that looks like somebody burned her and it itches. she gets no sleep at night due to leg pains. does this sound like anything else except thyroid? I'm at a lose as where/what to do? regular dr just keeps referring us to other doctors. she had a colonoscopy a year ago that showed diverticular disease and unspecified colitis? any thoughts?,  christy, ia

6412 Good Riddance Eric (9/30/2014 1:03:38 PM):  I will not miss Eric Holder after years of questionable performance. Under his leadership, the Department of Justice has not pursued cases that protect the poor, the innocent or the best interest of the United States. Why has he been silent on voter fraud cases that appear to benefit Democrats? Why was he so silent on Fast and Furious or the IRS? He went to Ferguson but has not shown up in Chicago where gun violence runs wild. Under his watch the DOJ has not done its job, but that should not be a surprise given the leadership in the White House.,  Geri, IL

6416 Swagbucks Code (9/30/2014 1:19:46 PM):  PrintAndSave before 1pm PT/4pm ET for 4 SB!,  Melody, WA

6419 ISIS / ISIL (9/30/2014 2:00:57 PM):  I don't know why this bugs me, but it does. Why do reporters call the group ISIS and the president always calls them ISIL? It is the same group isn't it? I don't care what reporter I hear, they always call them ISIS. I know it is a stupid thing I guess, but it has puzzled me for a few months now. ,  Susan

6434 Security?? (9/30/2014 3:37:10 PM):  Did they fire that woman yet who is in charge of Security. (I forget official title) But the man breaking in the white house is a disgrace.,  Susan, SC

6437 Mom's $1 million winnings (9/30/2014 3:41:23 PM):  I had my MIL (lives in the same town) mail me the paper (which said she had to call a 1-800 number). No, Mom didn't win. It says so in tiny print (which she probably can't read). It also says that making a purchase doesn't change your odds, but if she called she would probably buy whatever they had for sale. I wonder if I blow it up and show her the type she can't win would she start to agree she shouldn't live by herself anymore. And, MIL saw another piece of junk mail on Mom's table so she scooped that up also and mailed it to me. It was a 'sob story' and the company was asking for money (and I am guessing Mom would have mailed them some). ,  Heather, NV

6439 Beheading (9/30/2014 4:03:13 PM):  Has the president or Eric Holder made a speech denouncing this kind of behavior? Oh, that's right, it's not travon Martin or Ferguson, so we won't hear from anyone. The man had a Facebook page loaded with Jihad and Islam rantings, but this is just another workplace violence incident. This administration refuses to label anyone as radical Islam. They tell us to be aware and a lone wolf attack is possible, but when we have a lone wolf attack, it's workplace violence, nothing to see here.,  Karen-IA

6442 Obamacare strikes (9/30/2014 4:50:34 PM):  In the mail today, we have been notified by our health insurance company that our Medicare Advantage plan cannot be renewed (Medicare Part C). Between the amount taken out of our SS and the additional premium that we have been paying, it cost us a little over $2,000/year each. Our insurance company cannot tell us anything until tomorrow, by direction of the federal gov't. This mailing was sent out by the direction of the Feds also. This stinks!,  Bob, PA

6444 Ebola (9/30/2014 4:51:50 PM):  So now a man in Tx has Ebola. I posted a few weeks ago my concerns about this disease. Many people said I was being silly to be concerned. I find this disease frightening. More so as it can lay unknown in a person for quite a while then come out. What if they guy entering the restaurant, church, school, city hall, etc in front of you is a carrier and then you grab the door handle too??? I'd say this will be worse than we think.,  Susan, SC

6452 Ezekiel Emanuel (9/30/2014 5:29:34 PM):  He helped write Obamacare and he recently said he doesn't want to live past age 75. He says by the age of 75, he will have lived a good and full life. Sounds a lot like death panels that Sarah Palin talked of and she was laughed at. My husband is 75 and he still wants to be around for a long time to play with the grands and enjoy the retirement he worked very hard for. I certainly don't want the government to decide who gets treated and who doesn't. ,  Karen-IA

6456 My Budget (9/30/2014 6:15:07 PM):  A couple of months ago I was upset about being over my budget for the year so far. Good news for me, I am back within my budget. Hope I don't go over it for the remainder of the year.,  Jackie A., PA

6463 Females Only Please! (9/30/2014 6:55:45 PM):  This post is for females only. I am 48 and still have a very regular cycle (every 26 days to be exact). For at least the past year I have also been getting super crampy and having rotten headaches at that time. I am thinking of having an IUD inserted with the hopes that they will help with the headaches. I am thinking even if it doesn't help with the headaches it will be nice to get rid of the mess every month. Anybody ever gone this route or can you offer any other suggestions? Thank you.,  Tired of my monthly

6490 spaghetti squash casserole (9/30/2014 9:17:18 PM):  I made it tonight and it was a hit with DH! He even ate two servings. I am so glad I found the recipe and didn't just make brown rice spaghetti for him and I have the spaghetti squash 'noodles' for spaghetti tonight. I made a couple of changes, but it is still healthy.,  Heather, NV

6491 Recall Notices (9/30/2014 9:29:24 PM):  Trimfoot recalls children's soft-soled sneakers due to choking hazard. Sold exclusively at Macy's http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Trimfoot-Recalls-Childrens-Soft-Soled-Sneakers/
Franklin Fueling Systems recalls Hardwall Fuel Curb Hose due to fire and explosion hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Franklin-Fueling-Systems-Recalls-Hardwall-Fuel-Curb-Hose/
Active Apparel recalls boys fission zipper hooded sweatshirts due to strangulation hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Active-Apparel-Recalls-Boys-Fission-Zipper-Hooded-Sweatshirts/
Pure Baby Organics boys hoodie recalled by Chantique’s Corp due to strangulation hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Pure-Baby-Organics-Boys-Hoodie-Recalled-by-Chantiques-Corp/Google Researcher

6492 Bob, PA or Melody or ___: (9/30/2014 9:41:22 PM):  I was just browsing through Pinterest and found a Buzzfeed "thing" that has 115 pictures on it. I wanted to print some out to send to my cousin, so I clicked on each picture and saved it as a jpeg file. Silly me -- I have no idea how to get to the jpeg files to be able to print them, lol! Because I'm computer-impaired, I thought they'd be in my word program with the rest of my "stuff". That's not as weird as it sounds because I've copied some recipes, complete with photos, and saved them as a Word doc and they printed out just fine. Soooooooooooooo, how do I drag these photos from where they're floating around in cyberspace and onto my printer? Many thanks!,  Janie

6493 consumers cellular (9/30/2014 9:48:05 PM):  Has anyone in Utah or elsewhere used consumers cellular prepaid phones and what is yout opinion?,  Vera in MI

6494 Yahoo: (9/30/2014 9:52:45 PM):  Anyone else been having a problem with Yahoo mail in the last couple days? one minute, it'll be working just fine; next minute I get a "try back later we're having a glitch" screen. Yesterday, I could access all of the Yahoo site *except* my mail -- for about 3 hours!! IMHO, these problems are happening more and more frequently and for longer and longer periods of time.,  Jane, CA

6507 Swagbucks (10/1/2014 4:47:18 AM):  If you have not joined swagbucks yet hope you will today. I also would appreciate if you use me as a referral. SB is great site with many ways to accumulate points. Very easy to hit goal very frequently & get bonus points. Referral code www.swagbucks.com/refer/1vicgirl Again I thank you.,  Vicki,Va

6508 Sex offender/dating site (10/1/2014 4:51:02 AM):  I googled one of my prospective dates from Plenty o Fish site, and they're listed on the sex offender registry for lewd acts on a child under 14! ,  Shocked

6512 Grand prize winner (10/1/2014 6:22:09 AM):  I got a email saying I won the grand prize, a trip to London to watch the tennis matches in November. I can't go but the said they would send me a check. I know I will have to pay taxes on this, but i don't want to give them my ss # . What do you guys think?,  No name

6515 Please stop by Etsy (10/1/2014 6:39:05 AM):  I am thankful for the opportunity to sell my items to you through Etsy. I have a real love for sewing and doing all sorts of crafts. Thanks for stopping by https://www.etsy.com/shop/4Brig?ref=si_shop This is my store address if you would please help me spread the word. Tell anyone that will listen LOL. Thanks lots. https://www.etsy.com/shop/4Brig?ref=si_shop Ann/FL,  Ann/IN

6516 Web page (10/1/2014 6:44:26 AM):  Check out new web page. As this is the first day of the month -- and we can post a web site here goes. This is a shameless effort to get some feed back. I changed the theme (the look) of my web page. http://blondeladywithdarkroots.com/ Just wondering what someone might think. www.blondeladywithdarkroots.comNancee/IN

6517 My co-worker (10/1/2014 7:42:27 AM):  Please say a prayer for my co-worker Pam. She is battling lung cancer, her second round of cancer, she had breast cancer a few years ago. Yesterday, here at work, she had a seizure. It was so scary. She's in the hospital now, they say she had a seizure and a stroke. She will start therapy today. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.,  Yvonne LA

6537 The Voice - you watching? (10/1/2014 9:26:02 AM):  I record the shows and listen to them while I do things around the house. I really like this seasons singers.,  Heather, NV

6541 Julie in Mass, Pam? (10/1/2014 10:10:24 AM):  Julie in Mass, any updates on Pam since your 9/26 posting? She is such a survivor!,  Grace Basham, CA

6543 Bank account (10/1/2014 10:30:03 AM):  I checked our bank accounts this morning and found out there was an automatic withdrawal for UnitedHealthcare Premium made last night to our checking account. I called DH to make sure he didn't do anything (we have Cigna through his work). Like he said, he doesn't even know the checking account number. I called the bank and disputed it and they put a stop payment so UnitedHealthcare can't take out more money. I guess someone's healthcare isn't going to get paid...,  Heather, NV

6547 my blog (10/1/2014 11:15:52 AM):  If you want to check it out: acreativeengineerinnevada.wordpress.com I just did a post about our local Grocery Outlet store and will post (probably next week) the Spaghetti Squash Casserole I made last night that DH loved (and even went back for second helpings). The blog is a little this and that. I am debating about whether to say on LinkedIn that I am a part-time blogger, but I don't use my name on the blog so for some reason I am a little nervous (especially with former coworkers - mostly guys - knowing what I post). If you check out the blog let me know if you think I should promote it on LinkedIn.,  Heather, NV

6551 Etsy Shopping (10/1/2014 12:10:39 PM):  Please take a moment and stop by my etsy stores. Since we all love to save, I am offering a discount to RMC readers. http://tinyurl.com/l8dz8vn KoloaQuiltsandMore for Handmade Tropical Landscapes, Quilts, and Bags and http://tinyurl.com/m6zsgyv AuntieKsAttic for vintage goods and craft supplies, including fabrics. Use coupon code RMC2014 to save 15% at either shop, now through Dec 31, 2014. I am happy to combine shipping, and will refund any shipping overages to you. Thanks for shopping! ,  Karen C, HI

6555 Julia Pierson (10/1/2014 1:32:41 PM):  Julia Pierson just resigned her postion as director of the Secret Service. ,  not political, just current event

6559 Small outlet type grocery store (10/1/2014 1:49:13 PM):  We're in a small town (less than 6000 people) with one Safeway as the only Grocery & pharmacy. There is a small outlet store that has many boxed, canned groceries. Great prices but on closer look most of the items have 1 month to over 2 years expiration dates. We bought a few things and when I got back to the RV, I noticed there were 3 extra prices (the only thing listed on the receipt, no item description). I called & she apologized and said bring in the receipt and she'd give me the money back. We went again, this time only two extra prices on the receipt and one incorrect price. I'm wondering if this is just her practice for extra funds? Each time was close to $2 total over charge. Not sure of who I'd call to report these incidents but I'm almost ready to return for another purchase as a "test"... She even sells very expired baby formula. Are there laws for selling expired food? ,  Pat

6565 Organizing (10/1/2014 2:47:28 PM):  We started a large kitchen/bath remodel at the end of July. It is finally nearing completion (and looks great!). I've been working on and off all day on our basement furnace area (unfinished storage with shelving units).....my husband moved the "pantry" stuff out of that area earlier this week (I think - losing track of timing!), so there were empty shelves on the shelving units (we had an actual pantry built downstairs by the steps from our kitchen). We also had a lot of pots & pans, stoneware, etc to put in that area (had been in the "dead" cabinet by the sink that apparently held a LOT!! People thought we were going to miss the pantry we took out in the kitchen - apparently it was that cabinet we should be missing!). So...I pulled a lot of stuff off the shelves to organize better and get everything that belongs on the shelves up there. I didn't touch the shelves with our china or cleaning supplies, as there's not a lot to do with the china (and I probably couldn't get it to fit on there again!), and I didn't have the energy for the cleaning supplies! Believe it or not, I now have multiple empty shelves! My husband also has a full shelving unit for all of his cub scout stuff (we used to store drinks and cleaning supplies on some of those shelves). So....it's not perfect (never will be), but so much better (and nice to have "room to grow"!). I'm tired now...but feel good that I got so much accomplished. My next task over there is to get rid of the multiple bins of stuff that are no longer needed.....Craigslist, ebay, give away, donate......always another project looming! ,  Lisa, OH

6566 Obamacare (10/1/2014 2:55:05 PM):  We have been checking on health ins for 2015. DH took early retirement at 63 this year. I have called a few places & what they tell me is interpreted different at all & I sure don't understand who is right. One place said if we made under $30,000 in 2014, we would receive a tax credit and our ins would be free. Another said we pay the whole amount (over $1000 a month) then wait and get it back. Another one said we had to wait til Oct 15 for the rules. Another said it was gross income yet another said it would be the bottom line on our 2014 taxes next year. Who's gone thru this and knows the ropes?,  Missouri

6569 surgery update (10/1/2014 4:31:28 PM):  There's a young lady who is in the Conference office from church that some know (I don't). I only saw her once when she came to our sister church with the Bishop. She had both legs amputated and was walking on her prosthetic legs. Got word today that she is undergoing her 43rd surgery since she rolled her truck 2-1/2 years ago. It was a planned surgery to remove part of her colon and some repairs. She is 28 years old. ,  Susan, LA

6570 Projects (10/1/2014 5:15:48 PM):  Last year I worked on making a sidewalk from the back door out to the driveway. We had some old concrete dug up & I did a "trial" walk with the concrete pieces. This year DH decided it wasn't working. So I removed all the concrete & went to Lowes to get new blocks. DH & I put in 300 bricks & 150 pavers. It took 3 trips to Lowes to haul it home. Now I just have to fill in the cracks between them & it is on to my next project building a house for my chickens.,  cathy oh

6571 Ebates referral (10/1/2014 5:19:57 PM):  If you order online, give Ebates a try. Every penny adds up, you get a % back on your total order. Many stores to shop at. Thanks for using my referral below. It's free to join. http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=%2FyBgZCm2VY8v%2FPjLxc4Fj A%3D%3D&eeid=26471,  Gayle, MI

6572 NYC trip (10/1/2014 5:25:01 PM):  A friend wants to take her big family to NYC from DC via bus. She wants an all inclusive trip where the bus picks up the family, drops them off at the hotel, tickets already purchased for the show, etc. Who would I contact to find out more information?,  Mindy, MD

6574 wordlwinner (10/1/2014 5:39:51 PM):  Does anyone play worldwinner games on GSN? My computer guy just fixed my computer and can't play most games. He don't quite trust to download the game installer. But I played before. He thinks that's what gave me virus. Fixed now but games. Does anyone have problems with theirs? Thanks,  Carol M., MI

6575 Done Too Much (10/1/2014 5:39:54 PM):  I might need a swagbucks break. I was on facebook getting frustrated. I was trying to log off & was getting quite upset because I couldn't find where it said swag off . Lol,  Vicki, Va

6579 grocery cashier (10/1/2014 5:55:45 PM):  I just accepted a part-time (15 hrs) job as a grocery cashier. I've never done this work before & hope no problems standing in 1 place for hours. Just wondering if anyone here is a cashier in drug store or grocery store & what kind of things customers try to pull. A former friend did this type of work 12 yrs ago & I have forgotten the stories she use to tell about customers. Some were doozies. ,  finally kinda employed


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