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Yvonne, LA (9/7/2017 2:47:10 PM):  Congrats to your daughter on the Disney program. Praying for her safety during the storm. I have evacuated for quite a few hurricanes and stayed for several storms, but have never done either totally by myself. I understand her nervousness.,  Susan, LA

6523 : ( (9/7/2017 6:01:13 PM):  How sad, according to Extra TV, 16 yr old Zander Venezia died. He was a professional surfer and was trying to surf Hurricane Irma's waves in Barbados. He had just won something called Rip Curl GromSearch in NC 2 wks ago & had a goal of going to Olympics. I had no idea surfing was a sport in Olympics.,  RIP young man

6524 Phone calls (9/7/2017 6:29:17 PM):  Ok, maybe I'm old school but if I'm on the phone and I receive another phone call, I don't take it. That's what voicemail is for (bad grammar). I have a friend who takes every phone call, puts me on hold, and then will come back and talk to me. It doesn't bother me if it's one call, but tonight she had the phone call, the quick live chat with her landlord, and then her sister called. I probably won't address it, but I do find it annoying at times.,  Mindy W, MD

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6532 going to Canada (9/7/2017 10:24:08 PM):  On national news they mentioned hundreds of DACA people are contacting a dept in Canada to see about relocating there & working. Does anyone know what the requirements are if a person wanted a green card, or whatever they call it in Canada? I remember seeing on some show a US citizen was not even allowed to visit for a week in Canada because he had a DUI. I am wondering how much easier it is to be a legal visitor in Canada on full time basis than a legal visitor in US on full time basis, with a full time job either place. Anyone ever checked into going to Canada and staying legally? I recall, kind of, a nice member of RC that was married to US citizen & she was from Canada. I remember someone posted she went back to Canada, but don't know if we ordered her to (and she gave birth to a couple kids here) or if she voluntarily went back. Leaving the he was right/he was wrong OUT of this. Just wondering how easy it is to go there and live and work. I had a relative that moved to England a very long time ago & she was very limited in the jobs she was allowed to have. She married a Brit and even then limited in job options because she would not give up US citizenship. She now lives half the time here & half the time there even as US citizen (she had kids there, retirement age & a widow),  curious

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6536 New phone scam? (9/8/2017 6:34:03 AM):  My dh had a message on his cell phone from "Lisa Carson" calling with "important information" about the gas bill. Message said to call back at #phone with a reference # and have a copy of the gas bill available. We don't have his cell phone number listed with any utility. What would a scammer do with our gas bill number if we did give it to them? ,  Vera in sunny MI

6537 Bad luck (9/8/2017 7:01:48 AM):  The cruise ships returned to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale two days early. Ft. Lauderdale airport is closed and limited flights from Miami. The passengers have no good way to go home.,  Bob, PA

6545 Cruises (9/8/2017 9:07:56 AM):  There is a lady at our church that has a cruise planned out of Galveston in two weeks and she says it is still on. Could this be possible?,  Janice/Ok

6553 Sad (9/8/2017 2:15:00 PM):  Country singer, Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry died today in a helicopter crash. He was from Lexington, KY. He was 50. I've seen him in church before a couple of times but never talked to him. Another person was killed in crash too.,  Pam,KY

6558 Irma panic (9/8/2017 7:40:32 PM):  I'm in Charlotte, NC, and people here are in a state of panic over the hurricane. Gas stations are packed and some are out of gas, bottled water is sold out everywhere, and Food Lion was packed tonight with the bread almost gone. BTW, Irma's not supposed to hit here. ,  William M FL

6559 Hurricane Irma (9/8/2017 7:59:39 PM):  I hope Joanie got out of the keys. We are in southwest Florida and it doesn't look good for us right now and everyone that left the Florida keys came here and now are told to leave again. We are boarded up and hope its not that bad. The roads are bumper to bumper so we are staying. We went through Hurricane Charley so I know what to expect but just hope this slows down. If you are in Florida please be safe!,  Rhonda, Fl

6560 Immigrants (9/8/2017 9:18:09 PM):  I read below that DACA people want to move to Canada. What I do not understand is why these people never applied for US citizenship when they were here. Some have been here for 30 years or more. Same as their parents. So what did none of them try to become US citizens?,  Vicki J, AZ

6565 Hurricane Irma evacuated here (9/9/2017 6:03:10 AM):  Good Morning - am alive and well in Clermont - talk later,  Joanie in the FL Keys

6567 Hurricane Irma (9/9/2017 6:45:29 AM):  I am in Central Fl just east of Orlando & are staying put. We went through Charlie (8/04), but I really wish we had gone to my brothers in Chipley, Fl. My DH insisted that we were staying put, have boarded up & have plenty of supplies on hand. We were without power for 5 & 1/2 days after Charlie, so I'm sure it will be at least that long this time. Presently, Irma is supposed to be a Cat 2 when it goes by us which means lots of uprooted & broken trees. We live just west of the Little Econ River & with 12 to 15 inches of rain expected, we are a little concerned about that. We do have flood insurance & if it gets close can move things to an upstairs mostly empty bonus room. People have taken this one more seriously than in years past.,  Linda, FL

6576 Tampa (9/9/2017 5:01:45 PM):  Until 3 plus years ago - has it really been that long?! - hubby and I commuted between Tampa and our home in PB. He worked there for 8 years and we made a few friends we've since maintained ties to and we're worried sick about them. I looked back at some photos I took of the effects of a tropical storm there on Bay Shore Drive and they were pretty impressive. Of course then, we had a small condo about 3 short blocks from the water. If we were still there, there is NO way we would have stayed this weekend!. Then, water had come across Bay Shore to the other side of the street. The waves were impressive in an area I used to describe as a giant bathtub - usually still waters to say the least and not at all like the Pacific near our home where I go to sleep to the most wonderful sounds of the ocean. If the surges that are possible tomorrow materialize, those 3 blocks might well be under a lot of water. We contacted 4 of our friends. 2 are waiting it out. Neither of these families live close to the water, but the winds and all could be terrifying. Victoria's husband has boarded up the windows. If things get really scary, they'll take the girls and go to where he works that is a concrete building with no windows and a generator. The other moved to about 40 minutes north and they, too, are waiting it out. Tampa, somewhat strangely, hasn't been hit by a major tornado in nearly a century. I'm praying this one eases up some before its arrival and they do well when it does hit. Prayers for all who may be impacted by Irma.,  Marion, CA

6577 Mad Men show (9/9/2017 5:46:39 PM):  I'm watching the Mad Men series on Netflix. For those of you who lived in their 20s-40s during the 60s, did people really smoke as much as the characters on this show? I mean, they are lighting up all the time, men and women, and everywhere. It just seems very exaggerated to me.,  Mindy W, MD

6578 The movie 'It' (9/9/2017 5:47:39 PM):  Did any of you go to see the remake of the movie 'It' yet? What did you think?,  Mindy W, MD

6587 Good Morning (9/10/2017 7:55:13 AM):  Still sitting in a motel NW of Orlando. Now the storm is heading up the west coast and will hit 60 miles west of here tonight. Our of the frying pan into the fire. Friends stayed in the keys, no power but no other problem. Minimal flooding so far. We live in what is called the upper keys, basically the 2nd key south from the top, maybe 90 miles south of Miami. It looks like the storm went over near Key West, the bottom key, maybe 150 miles south of Miami,  Joanie in the FL Keys

6588 Latest version of Chrome browser (9/10/2017 7:58:18 AM):  My area bank says they are swtiching to a a more secure operational system as of 9/20/17. I'm suppose to make sure I have the latest version of Chrome browser. Older versions of Chrome will no longer be supported after that date. I don't know how to determine if my Chrome browser is the latest version! HELP!!,  Virginia Ann S VA

6589 Irma and supplies (9/10/2017 8:03:02 AM):  On Tuesday, 3 days before we evacuated, I went food shopping. Just plain old food shopping. The shelves were funny!! I can understand the tuna fish all gone but why the Chef Boyardee? Then we decided you can open the can and sit it on the barbecue grill....viola!! dinner!! Our Keys neighbors gave up crab cakes and meatballs which we ate at our friends yesterday. We hit Publix early Saturday morning for motel room supplies like cold cuts, drinks, munchies. Had already brought our bread from home. Figure to return at 4pm from our friends and hunker down for the night! I brought 3 books because I remember during Superstorm Sandy, I just lay a flashlight on my shoulder and did a lot of reading for 8 days.,  Joanie in the FL Keys

6598 Virginia S. (9/10/2017 11:51:53 AM):  Ms. Viriginia-- I got your card yesterday, THANK YOU for thinking of us. We are at home and awaiting Irma's arrival. We are fortunate she is predicted to hit the western side of the state now and hopefully we won't get it to bad. We have supplies just in case and hope to make the best of it. ,  Leslie in Jacksonville, FL

6599 smoking (9/10/2017 12:49:14 PM):  hospitals used to have no smoking oxygen in use signs,  judyb

6600 Sybway points (9/10/2017 3:28:07 PM):  I have 2 Subway cards. One has 50 points on it,, and the other has 65 points. Does anyone know if dollar value that would be?,  Thanks

6602 Subway Price Up Size Down (9/10/2017 7:40:32 PM):  I really loved subway If I hadn't ate and was super hungry I could enjoy and have a footlong sub for about 600 calories instead of a burger or something else To me it was very satisfying I loved all the veggies and the red vinegar/mustard I 'm not sure if the calorie count has changed and will look it up after I post but the portion 6 or 12 inch is a lot smaller in my area So I am wondering ? Has anyone else noticed this subways prices have went up and the quality and amount of veggies and meats has decreased The bread used to be similar to the size and shape of 1/2 loaf of deli bakery french bread (length wise) Now similar to a tube of unbaked crescent rolls Tomato slices are paper thin see thru , the green pepper is now diced and meats are now 1/2 of the amount we used to get I also noticed if I order Club they put 2 slices of ham laid across a 12 inch, 2 slices of turkey then 2 slices of roast beef I've noticed the roast beef is not sliced equally if you get the small end of the meat the slices are as small or smaller than (1) triangle of their cheese slices The other meats are about the size of (1) poker card To me $8 is too much I can go to deli bakery at my local grocery store and get better sandwiches and put veggies on when I get home I checked their website and the calorie count seems to be the same My mom and me were discussing the smaller amount of meat and veggies and thinner slices of veggies at out subway ,  Ann , Nc

6603 Joanie (9/10/2017 9:27:02 PM):  Thx for checking in. I was wondering about ya'll. Praying that you will not suffer much damage when ya'll return.,  Susan, LA

6604 Joanie-frying pan (9/10/2017 9:28:37 PM):  Joanie, I remember when we were little we jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire several times. These things are so fickle. Stay safe!,  Susan, LA

6605 Linda, FL (9/10/2017 9:34:22 PM):  My former pastor and 2 people in our congregation used to live in CHipley. Small world. Glad you had flood insurance. I'm not going to say you are "lucky" b/c that's just plain irritating. It's not luck; you paid the premiums! I pray you don't find too much damage. Don't know if you've ever filed a flood claim, but be prepared for a lot of red tape, aggravation and jumping through hoops. ,  Susan, LA

6609 Trying to renew my subscrition (9/11/2017 6:29:34 AM):  I am only finding to renew for the one that comes in the mail, which no longer is. I am not finding where to renew . Cannot find where or how to renew on the computer subscription, which is the only one in use. Also I put in to know when my subscription expires, and never get a message back, after putting in my email address. Anyone else having problems?,  Need Help

6611 Input Please (9/11/2017 9:02:38 AM):  Now that you people were so helpful with my article of the strangest thing you have ever eaten. Let’s do a contrast…..What is the BEST thing you have ever eaten. My husband would want the blackened rainbow trout that he had at the Grand Canyon Resort. While I would go for the crab cakes on a Carnival Cruise Ship. What is the best thing you have ever eaten? ,  Nancee/IN

6613 CVS verus Walgreen (9/11/2017 9:41:33 AM):  Which store do you think has the store brand vitamins the cheapest? I know both have B1G1F. But wondering the price of the one you pay for.,  Thanks

6615 Osteen (9/11/2017 10:00:21 AM):  My dh was watching Christian TV (Kenneth Copeland Ministries) on Believers Voice of Victory Network out of Fort Worth over the weekend. He said that the ministry sent $10,000 to Osteen to help Houston people. Also Tyler Perry (Madea) also sent $250,000 to him to help the people. If there was any doubt that he would use it to help, neither of these people would have sent it. Tyler Perry is such a fantastic philanthropist. ,  Janice/Ok

6622 Irma (9/11/2017 12:55:32 PM):  Irma has reached the Carolinas!! We are having high gusts of wind 60mph+ and rain. I'm up near NC and GA. Charleston is getting much more than us!!,  Susan, SC

6625 microsoft edge (9/11/2017 1:29:25 PM):  Edge doesn't want to load unless I shut the computer down and then restart. and I have to do it every time. From what I see on the internet that is a common problem. I see many sites that tell you how to fix it but I don't click sites I don't know. anyone know a safe one?,  judyb

6632 Mystery Shop Frustration (9/11/2017 7:03:17 PM):  I am wondering if any one else has had difficulties getting paid for mystery shopping. I did a shop last month, it was submitted and I was quickly paid. Now I submitted reports for 3 shops, and they keep getting rejected, even though I have made suggested corrections. I'm really frustrated that I've put some much time and energy into something that I probably won't get compensated for. So basically this months shops were a total waste of time and gas for me. I can't fix what's not broken. They keep arguing with me about a site photo, that I know for a fact is the correct photo. Thanks for letting me vent, and I'm open for suggestions.,  Kevin Janeway CA

6633 Re: Uber Driving (9/11/2017 7:08:48 PM):  I signed up to drive with Uber, and they provided me a car through their leasing program. My Uber driving earnings were supposed to be more than enough to cover my payments, and other expenses. That has not been the case, and its frustrating that they may repossess the car, which I desperately need. I've paid out of pocket for expenses and payments. I'm curious how other drivers are successful, as there just doesn't seem to be enough consistent business in my area to make it worthwhile.,  Kevin Janeway CA

6638 Hurricane (9/11/2017 8:52:24 PM):  Just wanting to check in and let you know how my families are doing In Orlando area. Oldest daughter and husband never lost power and just had two gates on fences damaged and some debry. Next daughter checking on her furniture stored in unit. Not sure but it looks like it might be alright she's living with oldest daughter for now until she finds something. Oldest son has damage, his pool blew up rood damage and areas around home, hasn't had power since 8:00 PM last night. Older grandchildren without power staying with friends. Please continue to pray and thanks again for all your Prayers. Stay safe! Prayers and God's Blessing ,  Sandy C Oh

6639 Susan, SC-flood ins.-very long (9/11/2017 8:53:50 PM):  I thought I posted this earlier today, but I'm beginning to wonder if I finished the post. Going to try to remember what I typed. I had flood insurance, even though I was not in a flood zone. I "suggested" to DH for several years that we should purchase it. One day HE came up with the idea, so we bought it. Not in a flood zone. Never came close to flooding in the 30 years that we lived there. That was until last August when 80,000 homes in the area flooded. If you have a mortgage, you are required to carry flood. Thankfully, we had no mortgage and did not have one but we still purchased the flood coverage. You are correct that those without flood coverage will get nothing from this hurricane. They "may" get something if it was wind-related, but we all know the insurance companies are going to fight to get out of paying for that. I am still struggling 13 months later to collect all that I paid for all these years. Just spent 30 minutes on and off "hold" today, trying to find my adjuster. Kept telling me that she didn't work there. She finally called. We'll see where it goes from there. More red tape--People collected varying amounts from FEMA. There were rumors of grants that would be forthcoming, but officials urged folks to apply for SBA loans. THEN they came out with grant money, but if you got SBA loan, you won't get anything from a grant b/c it's considered duplication of funds---even though you have to pay the loan back. Same thing with the Restore LA program. It's divided into phases, with those being seniors/low income/no insurance given priority. The just opened it up to those that had limited insurance. BUT if you got SBA loan, they will deduct the amount that you were approved for from anything that Restore will give you. Several of my neighbors were approved for $70K, but didn't take the full amount b/c they would have to have mortgage placed on their homes. At their ages (most in their 80's), they didn't want a mortgage. You can get $25K unsecured, so most opted for that amount. Here's the kicker on Restore program. They deduct the amount of SBA loan you were approved for----whether or not you accepted part or NONE of it! So if you were approved for $70K, but decided to not accept ANY of it (for whatever reason), they deduct $70K from any Restore funding you are eligible for---so you likely will get zip! Such a joke! We've seen several deaths from my subdivision after the flood. Granted, they were seniors or ill seniors but I truly believe their deaths were hastened by the flood. I know a lady that hasn't even started her rebuild. Her bare minimum coverage afforded her only enough to gut the house. She's so overwhelmed, she doesn't know where to start. She can't get help b/c she's 2 years short of being considered a senior. She has a job, even though she doesn't earn a lot, so that cuts her out of most help. She's very frustrated. ,  Susan, LA

6643 Irma (9/12/2017 4:04:44 AM):  We had 60 mph winds yesterday. School is closed for the second day here. There are over 100k people with power out and many trees down everywhere. DH saw 3 trees down in the road in just the mile he drives to the four lane. Luckily our power is underground so it's rare that we lose power. And did not lose it this time either. Lots of clean up around today. ,  Susan, SC

6644 Next.... (9/12/2017 4:05:30 AM):  Also...we are watching Jose who is looking like he may come straight towards SC!! ,  Susan, SC

6645 Senior Pass (9/12/2017 7:33:37 AM):  Okay back a few months ago....the info about the national parks raising the price was on here. We could still get it for ten dollars. Which we did. We could have drove to a state park and gotten one but instead we ordered online. It was a total of 20.00 for each of us. We have yet to get the passes in the mail. I go online and I see they are back logged....well duh.. But has anyone on this chat ordered the state park passes and received or not received. ,  Patti/IN

6646 Checking on Ex Dates (9/12/2017 7:45:58 AM):  Has anyone had any luck with finding out the Ex date on your subscription? I put my email address in and we are suppose to get a email with the ex date of our subscription. I have tried this for days, and never get a email of when my subscription expires.,  Lynn

6650 Destin (9/12/2017 8:45:18 AM):  We had already booked our hotel reservations at Destin Florida for next week. Does anyone know of any damage,etc down the panhandle?,  Celene ky

6651 How do you fill our rebate forms? (9/12/2017 9:12:51 AM):  If the place to put your address information is to small for them to read. Do you write it out on a separate piece of paper or put a address label and attach it to the receipt or on the form?,  What do others do?

6652 Joanie (9/12/2017 10:26:11 AM):  Has she checked in? Looks bad in the keys, I wonder if she was able to get back.,  Karen-IA

6657 Walgreens (9/12/2017 11:17:49 AM):  Can we use a coupon from there booklet and also a manufacture coupon on one product?,  Thanks for any help.

6659 LaCrosse alarm clock (9/12/2017 12:15:47 PM):  This clock is cute. I did a search for almost a half hour trying to figure out how to make it bright enough to see it without pushing the button. It's item #W88723 and I figured out how to set the time, temp set itself, I programmed the day and date, just can't figure out how to set brightness. One site sends you to another, to another, etc. In circles. Any ideas? TIA (I bought it at Goodwill),  Diane, ME

6662 Hurricane Irma (9/12/2017 1:31:55 PM):  My family lives in the Port Charlotte, North Port and Tampa area. We were with out power but came back today(yay). We had minor damage nothing to bad. My daughter in Tampa never lost power just had high winds. I am glad we didn't get what was projected and that we are all safe. Thanks to everyone that sent prayers!,  Rhonda, Fl

6663 Card/Email Shower (9/12/2017 1:33:31 PM):  My great nephew is 23 today. He is so sweet. He is my brother's grandson. (Some of you have emailed my brother in the past on his b/days.) You can send it to Zak (usedjohn@aol.com) at my brothers used car lot and he will get it; or a card by snail mail to his mother's house Zak Duke % Kim Hight 5736 Guadalajara North Richland Hills, Tx 76180. Don't mention this in your card or email. He has had a rough 3 years. His girlfriend dumped him after dating a long time. He had worked in the oil field with his dad for a long time; until the oil field slumped. He got caught up in meth and bath salts drugs. He think he is getting things together and back working with his dad. When he was out of work he worked with my brother at his used car lot and helped his grandmother and grandad working on their roof, etc. He is very loving and kind. Tell him you are a friend of his Aunt Janice. Thanks for doing this for me. It will really make him; my brother and my niece very happy.,  Janice/Ok

6667 Yankee candle fundraiser (9/12/2017 3:37:02 PM):  My kids' school is doing a fundraiser with Yankee candles. He is very excited, so I figured I would post on here just in case anyone needed anything....they do have some great online only specials, but you do have to pay shipping on orders under $100. This goes through this Friday, Sep 15. Yankeecandlefundraising.com group# 990080665 Seller ID Alex49 Thank you for the consideration! ,  Lisa, OH

6669 Thanks to the Hurricanes (9/12/2017 4:38:36 PM):  There is going to be a baby boom in late May 2018 due to these Hurricanes. Just my prediction :),  Shelby

6670 Susan, SC-adjusters (9/12/2017 5:37:58 PM):  FIrst, I hope you and your family are well from Irma and that Jose heads out to sea and leaves everyone alone. Maybe he will do that mid-loop. Yes, insurance is a racket. With regular homeowner's insurance, I say You have to have it, but you can't use it. One of my neighbors works for a large insurance company and he goes wherever they need him. Sometimes the big bucks aren't worth it if you have to be away for so long. I read something on FB about adjusters missing things. They get paid per inspection---something like $1,100 for $50K and under. Although a more detailed and expensive inspection will yield more money for the adjuster, it also takes more time. It didn't quote what they make on larger jobs, but if they do 3 or 4 fast inspections, they make more than 1 or 2 involved inspections. So they make more by doing a half-way inspection and then "we" are stuck trying to fight it. As for all the programs, Restore, etc. or whatever they will be called in TX and FL, the old saying "We're from the government. We're here to help." Yeah...right!,  Susan, LA

6676 Corn sheller (9/13/2017 6:17:04 AM):  I have field corn I need to shell. Does anyone have a sheller that works? I saw on Amazon a manual metal one & a crank one. Is the manual one good or should I not waste my monwy & go right to the hand crank?,  cathy oh

6677 Foy Code (9/13/2017 6:36:12 AM):  yhf8qftxz For 19 points for 1 more.,  Vicki, Va.

6678 Foy code (9/13/2017 6:47:15 AM):  u79zapf5u For 22 points for 1 more.,  Vicki, Va.

6679 Foy Code (9/13/2017 6:53:29 AM):  r6wda93kq For 39 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

6682 Equifax (9/13/2017 8:52:42 AM):  I am wondering what everyone is doing about this mess. Are you freezing the reports, etc. What are the pros/cons? Basically since, they have our drivers, address, SSN, etc,this is a nightmare that will continue forever.,  Linda M Rhode Island

6683 BTFE/Campbells Labels (9/13/2017 9:03:51 AM):  Thanks for those already being sent to me for our school. My 3 year old grandaughter Heidi is starting to save them and tape them on the printed sheets that BTFE supplies. If you want to send her a B/D card: Heidi Neeley P.O. Box 278 Kingston, Ok 73439 Box tops to her or me Janice Reese Box 1310 Kingston Ok 73439. Thanks, P.S. Thanks to the Refunder who sent me to Sargento cheese coupons. My dh loves the Sargento Break snacks. ,  Janice/Ok

6694 Another Tree (9/13/2017 12:43:42 PM):  Well my son called us last night just exhausted. They had another tree fall on their house during the storm. Thanks be to God that it did not go through the roof. It just seems to be laying across the roof. Son went up and checked on it and he can not see any place that it may have pierced the roof. He did have his pregnant wife spend night with friends as he does not want to take any chances if tree did decide to come in house. Insurance company said they are booked solid with calls and just be patient. Also a friend of theirs who lives in Jacksonville area got 2 feet of water in her apt. and is moving in with my son & his wife for probably a couple of months. Son said he spent all day yesterday cleaning up yard and still has a lot to do. They had to evacuate the island last year due to a major storm. He said to us this having to evacuate and deal with this each year could get super old. Welcome to Fla.! At least his job gave him off until Friday to get things done. On the weekend they will be helping to clean out friends apt.,  Vicki, Va.

6697 Posting # 56681 broken url (9/13/2017 1:42:35 PM):  http://tinyurl.com/ycor5c9m Corrected link. This long url will not hyperlink as posted because it comes from a secured site (noted by "s" on the 'http'). You must use this site: http://tinyurl.com to shorten and to make the url hyperlink. Just use that site then to post: make two spaces using your space bar in the submission box; then cut and paste the shortened url from the tinyurl site; then make two more spaces using your space bar. This is how and will make the link clickable by readers.,  Google Researcher

6698 Florida Keys (9/13/2017 3:50:49 PM):  I think this was where Joanie was from. The weather channel said that 100% of the homes were damaged and that 25% were destroyed. Only way in or out is by helicopter. No power or cell service to the area. They showed pictures from the helicopter and it is a sad site to see. Some did ride the storm out there, but now they are stuck with no way out to get food etc.. ,  Debbie, IN

6700 Equifax (9/13/2017 4:58:13 PM):  Is everyone freezing their credit? It was on the news again tonight. It costs to freeze and then to unfreeze according to each state. And do we need to do it at all 3? I did not get a notice.,  in missouri

6704 Nursing home deaths (9/13/2017 9:08:28 PM):  My prayers go out to the families of those 8 elderly people who were apparently overcome by the heat after Irma.this is in Hollywood, Florida. Now there is a criminal investigation. One of the housekeepers said they tried to keep the residents cool with wet washcloths, fans and drinks. That is truly a scary situation, given that Florida has such a high population of "elderly" people who are more susceptible to weather extremes and the stress of coping with natures aftermath. ,  Vera in MI

6706 Delivery tip (9/14/2017 6:54:28 AM):  I'll be having a mattress delivery soon and don't know if there will be one or two people delivering. I haven't had a delivery for years so can someone inform me of the proper amount to give as a tip these days?,  Rose

6707 Limo rental? (9/14/2017 7:47:29 AM):  I know this is a little over the top, but here goes....I am known for my unique kids birthday parties....my oldest is turning 14 in a few weeks, and this will be his last party with the class he has been with since Kindergarten (his school only goes through 8th grade). I am considering the possibility of renting a limo to take them to an activity, then back home (about 3 hours total). Any suggestions on getting an inexpensive limo? I called our local funeral home, and they are getting back to me. I tried Groupon and Living Social, but neither have any options. A google search didn't bring up any "deals". I have not brought this up with my son, as it's only a consideration, not a definite. I generally spend around $250 average on my kids' parties, but this one would obviously be above that! I can generally do some really cool parties with my budget when I find deals. I have seen limo deals in the past, but none recently....,  Lisa, OH

6708 Cruise Input (9/14/2017 8:34:03 AM):  Has anyone on this site been on Celebrity Cruise? Is it different than other cruise lines. We have taken a cruise on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. But got a good offer from Celebrity Cruise in October. It is our wedding anniversary. Please ....I am VERY curious ...how Celebrity Cruise might differ from other cruise lines. ,  Patti/IN

6712 Fundraiser/Yankee Candle/Lisa (9/14/2017 9:38:46 AM):  Thanks for posting your fundraiser for your son Alex. I had time to check it out today and did some Christmas Shopping on it. I don't usually do fundraisers on line, but I always like to help kids. (I have done fundraisers for Cheryl in Ma's boys before). Ladies and Bob...check it out, It is more than candles. There are clearances, good prices etc. My adult dd loves snow cones. There is a good shaved ice machine from a good company for $20.00 so she can have shaved ice in the winter. I got a neat wooden craft kit for my other dd and her three year old; and a set of children's card games also. It only cost $29.00 total plus ph and tx. Helped me shop; got itmes I liked and I didn't have to leave the house. They had many, many other items that were neat also. Check out each catagory. Thanks Lisa...and good luck Alex.,  Janice/Ok

6716 Recall Notice (9/14/2017 9:52:18 AM):  Target recalls Room Essentials 4-drawer dressers due to tip-over and entrapment hazards: http://tinyurl.com/yal8v7cmGoogle Researcher

6718 Debbie (9/14/2017 10:14:03 AM):  I dont remember a posting from Debbie from Oregon lately. Have I missed an update?,  Anna, AL

6734 delivery tipping (9/14/2017 1:53:20 PM):  Depends on the company policy. I just offer bottled water or beverages I have on hand and few goodies, snacks . What ever you do , I am sure they appreciate whatever you give them.i always called back the company and told them how nice the delivery men were. They appreciated that. If they don't accept the tip or drink or snacks. Depends on the delivery guys. ,  Carol , Pa

6740 Update from GR (9/14/2017 2:53:51 PM):  My sister and I spent a week in CA meddling in our aunt's affairs. We didn't get a lot done but did donate her apt to charity (clothing, furniture, misc hh goods), sorted papers for 3 days and packed what we thought was important. Shipped back boxes and boxes of things. She was cremated and her ashes scattered on the Pacific Ocean that she loved so much (her DH was also). Still have estate to settle etc but I've been sick since we got back. Haven't felt like doing anything. DH still in cancer battle. Begins chemo again next week! He had tests and get results next week. That's when we find out if chemo is working... ,  Google Researcher

6742 Trying to print off coupons (9/14/2017 3:59:44 PM):  I tried to print off coupons and it won't let me. It is asking for my Mobile phone number. I put it in, and won't except it. Its a track phone. What can I do? Thanks for any help. I am so upset,  want to print coupons

6744 Debbie OR (9/14/2017 5:07:12 PM):  It looks like Debbie passed away on August 3rd at the age of 49. I found an obit online. Same last name, Soappman, and same town, Tigard OR. So saddened to share this news. I sent her several cards and she was on our church prayer list during her cancer battle. Prayers for her family.,  Paula T. TN

6748 Walmart saving catcher (9/14/2017 6:43:14 PM):  I do the walmart savings catcher and received this email: Great news! We'll be transferring your Savings Catcher rewards balance to an eGift Card between October 11 and October 31 - just in time for the holiday season. Your eGift Card can be used toward any Walmart purchase. I do NOT want to cash out yet but looks like I have no choice. I did send them an email saying I don't want to cash out and it should be my choice when to cash out.,  Ann

6749 Recall Notice (9/14/2017 6:55:12 PM):  Southwire recalls globe and snow globe stake lights due to fire hazard: http://tinyurl.com/yamk2gsdGoogle Researcher

6765 Link to Debbie's obit (9/14/2017 9:21:18 PM):  Hope this works properly http://tinyurl.com/y8g76gus I thought some of you might want to read her obit. It's very sweet.,  Paula T. TN

6779 Oster Drink Blenders (9/15/2017 8:38:04 AM):  I have had three of these in three years. The last two have been in less than a year. I prepare my dh his Zeal and protein every morning. I add ice; milk then the powder ingredients. I shake it a little then put it on the blender. When I turn the bottle for it to begin blending, it has started to smoke and stall; then I try to start over. This is usually the end for it. I just got the new one about a month ago. Has anyone else had this problem? I am going to contact Oster. LMK They cost $25.00 each. (Oh, I guess I need to read the booklet),  Janice/Ok

6781 Can't print off coupons (9/15/2017 9:07:35 AM):  I really need help. I remember this was discussed months ago. Sorry I didn't pay more attention. Now I can't print off coupons. They want my phone number. First they asked for my Mobile phone. I only have a Track phone but put that number in. Today they asked again for my phone number so put it in. Our landline number. It then said they will send me a code. I don't have a clue as to what I can do, so I can print off coupons. ,  Please help. Thank You

6790 Note from Joanie B. (9/15/2017 10:39:59 AM):  Joanie B. lives in the Keys. "Hey. Got back Tuesday. Early problems with phone and power fixed now. No TV nor computer. House intact. Yard devastated. Please post something on MTV. Thanks for thinking of me",  Vicki J, AZ

6792 Joanie (9/15/2017 11:13:35 AM):  Did I miss an update? Has she posted yet?,  Karen-IA

6795 Sprint (9/15/2017 12:56:13 PM):  A few years ago we switched to Sprint. I see Michele has a deal posted. Word of advice every time you call,email,text them make sure to document everything day,date,time,person you spoke with. I had nothing but trouble when we first signed up. One person would tell me one thing but the bill said a whole different thing. I came close to calling the BBB on them.,  cathy oh

6803 Phone number for Coupon.com (9/15/2017 3:15:45 PM):  Does anyone have the phone number for Coupons.com? I have tried everything and still cannot print off coupons.,  Thanks

6808 Storm (9/15/2017 7:00:00 PM):  Just wanted to let you know that my sons power finally came on today. Now waiting for insurance,they have two homes damaged. Please continue Prayers . Thankyou God Bless you'll. Be Safe ,  Sandy C Oh

6812 Getting a copy of a Title Policy (9/16/2017 6:41:42 AM):  Hi, I am hitting a wall getting a copy of a title policy issued three years ago. Title company out of business but policy company still going strong.,  HB NJ

6813 Coupons.com problems (9/16/2017 6:57:49 AM):  I am the one that can't print off coupons/ Been doing it for 15 years. Now it wants my mobile phone number which I don't have, and then said it would except my land line phone number. I put that in, and they won't except it. I did find a phone number and said I would get a code to enter to be able to print off coupons. I called it and because its Saturday, no one was there, but said to leave my email address and phone number and they will call back to give me a code. Does anyone know if this is safe to do? I don't understand what is going on after all of these years. I tried to delete Coupons.com and start again, that won't help. I am at a loss as to what I should do.,  Need Help. Please

6815 Shop your way (9/16/2017 8:03:09 AM):  Can I redeem Shop Your Way Rewards points in store? I can't remember the last time I shopped at Sears, but I just got an email that I have $17 in points that are expiring September 30. When I click on the redeem button it takes me to catalogues. ,  Deb, FL

6817 Envelopes (9/16/2017 10:06:52 AM):  What size do you use for mailing in your rebates? I bought way to many of the oblong enveopes. 9 1/2 by 4 1/2. Is it o:k to use those rebates? They seem so long, but want to use them up.,  Tammy

6820 coupon service (9/16/2017 10:55:06 AM):  has anyone ever used Jacks Cards and Coupons Coupon Clipping Service to order coupons? I ordered from them last week and they sent me expired coupons when they were listed as not expiring until 9/23. I tried to contact them and they are not responding to me. ,  mamajean,md

6831 Hello from the FL Keys (9/16/2017 12:24:48 PM):  What a week and am so sad for the people and animals down here in the keys and TX that lost everything. We had no house damage, no water intrusion but 50% of our trees are down and we even have to call in someone to remove some (my DH normally does that all himself but not this time). I am a big plant and flower person and every one is dead, I assume from the salt. Our close friends have everything from little damage to whole pieces of their houses gone!! There are piles of debris everywhere, I am on my third pile just myself. We don't get autumn like up north used to get, sure the mahogany trees drop their leaves in April and the ficus trees in August but there is not a single leaf to be seen anywhere!! Really weird with sun shining, blue skies, 84 degrees. Came down to no services but slowly got electricity, phone, computer came in today, cannot drink the water. We traveled with 10 gallons of gas in the car at all times....gas lines everywhere when we were upstate (we stayed near Orlando with college friends). We are dog sitting and boy has he had new adventures!! One of the important things I learned, really plan well when you buy your next home, whether it be for retirement or just moving on. We were saved by a concrete house with a flat, concrete roof, 14' off the ground, metal hurricane shutters. And I learned how awesome people are, whether it was the other evacuates in Orlando or the wonderful people around us here who are helping. Restaurants are giving away food, free water everywhere....amazing fast fixing of electricity and cable. BUT, the eye came across maybe 60 miles south of us and the damage is just horrible. They are just allowing people back today. The number of people and organizations from other states who are helping is enormous and President Trump even sent us an air craft carrier!!!,  Joanie in the FL Keys

6838 Whats for Supper (9/16/2017 1:41:16 PM):  Since the weather is cooler I like to cook on the weekends it makes week night meals easier and quicker as I cook extra and save or freeze for another night I made a big pot of vegetable beef soup today we'll have that tonight with a sandwich I also made chicken pot pie filling and crust Tomorrow I will pop it in the oven this will be sunday dinner ,  Ann , Nc

6841 Limo rental update (9/16/2017 3:11:23 PM):  Thank you everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. I am looking at closer options for the same type of party, so will hopefully not need transportation (the place I initially looked at was an hour away, and if I had to drive a bunch of kids there, I needed more than just my mini van!). Obviously it will be a lot cheaper if I don't have to rent any transportation! ,  Lisa, OH

6853 Pastry (9/16/2017 6:50:24 PM):  I have always struggled to make good pastry, I want it mastered before I die, LOL. I have a recipe now that I like, but it is so thick by the time I seal the edges. Is there a trick to make it not so thick. If I try to roll it thinner, it breaks and cracks.,  Karen-IA

6859 Concert (9/16/2017 9:15:24 PM):  We went to the Soul to Soul tour--Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert last night. It was a fantastic concert. Both are wonderful singers. But I was shocked at how bad Faith looks. She use to be breathtakingly beautiful. But now she is extremely skinny and harsh looking. I don't know if she's been ill or the constant touring. But she did not look good at all. Now her singing was top notch!,  Susan, SC

6860 Hurricane Maria (9/16/2017 9:16:11 PM):  We are watching Hurricane Maria. Looks like it's going to be close cousins to Irma and follow the same path!!,  Susan, SC

6861 Kitchen stool (9/16/2017 11:49:38 PM):  I am looking for a stool that can be used in the kitchen for someone who cannot stand long. Something that they could use while at the sink or at the counter. It needs a good size seat and needs to be folded when not in use due to space. Does anyone know of a good place to check? Thanks for any ideas.,  Trying to help

6862 do any of you (9/16/2017 11:58:24 PM):  have polymyligia remedica? I take prednisone for it and my now doctor wants me off. I've tried to get off it but I can't. If you do have it,do you take prednisone and what strength do you take and how long have you been taking that strength? If you don' take prednisone what do you take?,  Lillie Tx

6863 Foy Code (9/17/2017 5:41:44 AM):  xogtppbvw For 18 points for 3 more.,  Vicki, Va.

6864 Amazon (9/17/2017 5:48:03 AM):  Can anyone tell me how to log out of my account on my iPhone? This is the first time I used the app on my phone. ,  cathy oh

6875 Paying sites (9/17/2017 8:07:08 AM):  Are there any great sites out there for earning a little money? With winter coming on I should have extra time for these. I already to My Points, Swagbucks, and Reward Shopping. Has anyone been getting any big points on Reward Shopping on their free spins? At one time I was getting several extra points, sometimes even 750 points. Now I am lucky if I get 3 points in my 40 spins. I also seem to never win more than once. Just looking for some new sites to earn a little.,  Just wondering

6877 Hello from Joanie (9/17/2017 8:30:43 AM):  Thanks for checking in. We were all concerned for you and our other "peeps" in the path of the 2 storms. So glad you found all basically unharmed. This is going to be a long process for those who lost everything or had major damage. I know FL has had hurricanes before, but I'm afraid they just don't realize what they are in for. If there was a hurricane of this magnitude, probably the young ones don't remember it. There is still ongoing issues and desperation with the La. flood of August, 2016. We had tons of water, but no wind with it. "Just" monumental rains. As I said before, we are in varying stages of recovery and the government is here to "help", LOL. I pray for strength and peace for those dealing with the aftermaths of Harvey and Irma. Praying we don't have to deal with Maria. ,  Susan, LA

6885 Onion Substitute (9/17/2017 10:47:13 AM):  My family doesn't like onion but so many recipes call for onion. Can you substitute onion powder or something to get the onion flavor? If a recipe calls for a whole onion, how much would you use to substitute? ,  Cathy B. Mo.

6889 Where's Heather, NV? (9/17/2017 11:12:37 AM):  We haven't heard much from Heather, NV? Does anyone have an update or maybe she can respond. I missed her posts.,  Mindy W, MD

6890 email change (9/17/2017 11:38:05 AM):  How do I change my email for this site?,  Judy, PA

6897 Go Tigers (9/17/2017 3:06:19 PM):  Most people in our area bleed orange! Clemson is looking good. Kelly Bryant played high school ball at a nearby school. He was great then. CJ Fuller went to my kids high school. My boys know him. He was always fun to watch while in high school. We are looking forward to a great season! My son is a junior this year at Clemson. The university is in our county, just maybe 20 miles west of our house.,  Susan, SC

6910 Daylight? (9/18/2017 6:49:20 AM):  Odd things after a hurricane like Irma. Am not complaining, just noticing. My neighbors are awesome and have come with trucks and removed my piles of debris. Last night a neighbor who cooks outdoors for a living made pulled pork sandwiches with trimmings for all of us. My computer is in my one bedroom on the south side of the house under a zillion trees...went into it today and the room is bright as can be!! There are no leaves on the trees!! This does not happen down here. Green is forever. All the trees I planted 10 years ago are pulled out of the ground and laying down...and some were at least 50' by now. All the "native" trees are fine. Guess they've been through this before,  Joanie in the FL Keys

6912 Tool bar help (9/18/2017 8:32:03 AM):  I just got a Dell Inspirion 3668 desktop & I'm lost. Where is the tool bar? I need to unblock pop ups. Also, how do I install my printer? I've followed all directions that I can find on my own. Would someone please tell me in baby steps how to do these things? Windows 10 if that helps. I really miss my old XP. tia,  Barb M, NJ

6918 Aargh Big Time (9/18/2017 2:03:50 PM):  I have been going through the ringer to get on my Macys and jc penny accounts. For some unknown reason I was informed my passwords were invalid. Yes I probably copied them wrong or something. So I do the forgot PW thing and can't get them to email me. So I contact Macy's and am told that it is a technical problem with Cox my email. Well finally going through Macys I am able to get into my account. Mind you not my email but Macy's. I instantly change my email to outlook and change my PW. Now I am trying to get into JC pennys and do the same. So much easier just to cut coupons out of the newspaper.,  Vicki, Va.

6920 Coupons.com (9/18/2017 3:51:54 PM):  Does anyone have a actual phone number to call where I can actually talk to someone? I cannot print off coupons, till they except my phone number. They are suppose to send me a code, and have not.,  Stressed out

6922 calling Walmart shoppers (9/19/2017 12:15:28 AM):  Are you finding even less associates when you shop at Walmart? My store has so few people, especially at night. I found out their corp office does the schedules for each store now. How the heck is someone in AR going to know the amount of people they need to staff a store? Well I suggest we all do the survey at the end of the receipt & complain they don't have enough help. The girl I talked to tonight was working hardware, sporting goods and fabrics, running as she was paged from 1 place to another. She needed roller skates. She hopes it won't last much longer (been a couple weeks now) and soon Christmas help will be hired too. Target announced they are hiring a lot more Christmas help than last year (assoc worked for Target before & said they treated her worse than WM but I would think it just depends on management of store). Also heard Toys R Us filed bankruptcy, or getting ready too. A few people have posted in past about how they don't think WM is nice to their help so lets try to get associates more help?,  jmho

6923 Foy Code (9/19/2017 6:13:35 AM):  gzo3b2zgl For 17 points for 1 more.,  Vicki, Va.

6924 Foy Code (9/19/2017 6:54:08 AM):  l0eapc13z for 31 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

6926 Coupons.com (9/19/2017 7:35:30 AM):  Is everyone able to log into Coupons.com? And able to print off coupons?,  Anyone??

6928 Card Shower for Nephew (9/19/2017 7:41:59 AM):  Zak has received cards from Don and Marcia/Mo; Virginia/Va; and Heather/Pa.His mother was excited. He will see them when he comes home this weekend. Heather; the license plate one was appropriate because he has worked with my brother at his car lot. Thanks everyone, so far.,  Janice/Ok

6929 Oster (9/19/2017 7:44:00 AM):  I found out my problem from you and the instructions manual. (Who would have thought to read that first? Not me!) No ice and only fill up to 20 ounce line. I never wore my glasses anyway...I never saw a line. After $25.00 for each one; I either have to shake the drink for him or buy another from Lisa's fundraiser. ,  Janice/Ok

6930 Lisa/O/ Fundraiser (9/19/2017 7:45:06 AM):  How long will the fundraiser last? Do they add more items or will the items be the same? ,  Janice/Ok

6932 Kitten (9/19/2017 9:14:09 AM):  Well, the grey kitten that wandered in from the corn field is here to stay. Originally we had NOT planned to keep him, and he had been on the waiting list for the Cat Connection for just over 2 weeks (to place him with a foster kitty family.) We had given him flea meds on the second day he was here; that was a given seeing the fleas. Otherwise, we finally got him his shots on Saturday; he's in good health and the vet confirmed my thoughts that he must be around 12 weeks (so 10 weeks when we found him). He weighed right at 3 lbs on Sat. He is such a good kitten with a friendly and playful disposition. We - even hubby - had grown attached to him because of his personality. He and our other cat are still at a love/hate relationship, but I think it will work out. The kitten chases the big cat around and she runs like she's scared from him. It's hilarious. I think for the most part, it's the little things that bring joy in life, and this little guy is one of them.,  Tricia, MD

6936 Fl Keys update (9/19/2017 10:13:42 AM):  Hello. Where I live, called the upper keys, had a lot of damage on the Oceanside, less damage on the bayside, little damage in the middle. The island is maybe 1 mile wide and I live on a creek in the middle that bisects the island. Went out today for the first time. The quantity of debris everywhere is indescribable. Wish I would sent pictures. In the neighborhoods, it is tree debris, piles 10-15 feet high. On the one and only road, debris piles are ginormous. Saw everything from boats to jet skins, appliances and furniture. When FEMA came through, everything was bulldozed to the side of the road. My best snowbird friends live in little trailers on the Oceanside and they are a mess!! Wet up to 4' inside the trailers which messes with flooring and things like hot water heaters, connections for electricity, cable, etc. Two of the "big" trailers right on the water have already been condemned by the town. Our damage is minor. Downed trees landed on the terrace railing and bent it in a lot of places (and it is just going to stay that way). Upright parts of gutters and all gutter covers are gone or bent. My home is situated to the north and the wind came from the south so all my pretty front porch screens are even intact. I am so amazed....and thankful,  Joanie in the FL Keys

6937 One more thing (9/19/2017 10:18:51 AM):  I just noticed that someone asked....my house never got "wet" - the tide came up to about 50' from the creek. Cars, plane, boat all intact. We took off in the newer car, plane went into a "rich" neighbor's hanger, boat was put under our house, pickup was put under a neighbors house. Like I have said, neighbors have been the absolutely best people. Everyone was jockeying things around to fit boats and kayaks, etc under houses. Going to neighbors who are snowbirds and not here and getting loose things away from their house and under someone else's house. My neighbor the welder had a generator big enough to power the universe and my frozen food was still frozen. Thank you all who asked about us,  Joanie in the FL Keys

6950 Pinch Me (9/19/2017 2:34:02 PM):  Does everybody else get good samples? I only get offers for free magazines. I don't know if I'm not in the target age or if everything is gone by the time I get home from work.,  lbj

6954 Update from GR (9/19/2017 3:55:44 PM):  I have to report...good news on DH's scans! Cancer is gone from some areas and shrunk by quite a bit in other areas. The Oncologist said today that we will do another round of chemo in Oct. and do scans after to see what it's doing then. If it continues to shrink we'll be done with chemo but will be doing scans every 3 months to look for it somewhere else. Thank you to everyone that has prayed for him to win this battle!! Hannah and her baby are still hanging in there. They may let her go home instead of staying in Minneapolis. Her baby is due in December. ,  Google Researcher

6956 from Judyb (9/19/2017 5:01:39 PM):  husband goes to his dr Friday to talk about an infusion pump. I have scans the same time. I had a consult today and that dr ordered the scans and auggested a couple of other chemo possibilities, both which have terrible side effects. the state of his health and the home situation will also affect any treatment decisions for me,  judyb la

6961 Heather - I'm here (9/19/2017 7:41:28 PM):  I'm here. Nancee sent me an email. I have just sort of ignored my computer this summer, which is why I haven't done many blog posts either. I used to sit and watch TV with my laptop in my lap at night and instead I have been doing other things.,  Heather, NV

6963 different music (9/19/2017 7:43:26 PM):  What do you do when your DH and you don't agree on music? It has gotten to the point he wants no music or classical music even when I am driving. Classical music does not keep me awake. ,  Heather, NV

6965 Dryer vent (9/19/2017 7:52:56 PM):  DD moved into her house in June and bought a new LG dryer in July. She called and the new dryer was giving a message that the dryer vent is 80% plugged and it won't even turn on once it hits 90%. We checked and it appears the connection leaves the laundry room, goes under a bedroom and then outside to the vent, which is clean. So, I need to call a dryer vent cleaning company and go up and house sit while they get the pipe cleaned out. We were shocked to see where it goes. The dumb part is it could have gone straight out the wall, but it would have been near the front door.,  Heather, NV

6974 Power Of Attorney question (9/19/2017 9:58:52 PM):  I have just appointed my niece as my financial and health care power of attorney should something occur and I am no longer capable of handling myself. My attorney’s office called to inform me that my documents are ready for pick up. I expected to have a meeting with my lawyer to discuss the next moves that need to made but was told that meetings are not scheduled for a POA pick up and that because of vacation my lawyer will not be available for a distant period of time. Not knowing much regarding lawful terms I don’t know what else needs to be done. Do I have to register this document? If so, how and where can this be done? How will it be known that my niece is my POA? Should copies be given to the banks of my niece and myself? Do I have to put my niece’s name on my checks? I have so many questions that need to be answered. Since I wont be able to have an appointment with my attorney for a while, is there any one here who can give me some advice to help me out? Any information will be helpful. ,  RC member

6981 Dryer vent-Faye (9/20/2017 6:12:48 AM):  Sometimes this is what parents do. They help their children out by babysitting, housesitting, waiting on repair people, etc. Maybe her daughter works or goes to school and can't be there during hours when repairman can be there.,  Susan, LA

6996 Suggestion (9/20/2017 10:11:42 AM):  I love the generous people on this board! However, it saddens my heart that the person who grabs the freebies never(rarely) posts a thank you. That makes me think it is the same people who have set up alerts and live in a better time zone to get them all. I find it hard to believe that so many refunders are ungrateful, unless things have changed from the 80's. Here is my suggestion, and I know it would take a little work. If we had a list of all the current people on the board (voluntary to sign up) with names and emails, the generous person who wants to donate a code either pick random people and "gift" them, or say be the ___________ person to post, listing your email, and you will win the code (or whatever is offered). Just a suggestion. It is sad we live in a world like that, but there is good and bad everywhere you go. Just sad when it is on this board where usually refunders are the first to be charitable. Please don't shoot me for my opinion.,  Debra, SC

7006 Vegan Menu (9/20/2017 12:37:04 PM):  I have some friends that I would like to invite to dinner and one of them is a strict Vegan. Are any of you familiar with this type of diet and might have suggestions as to what I could prepare? ,  Vicki J, AZ

7009 Recipe from Martha StewartLiving (9/20/2017 12:50:42 PM):  I was on a flight recently and looking through some past magazines. One was Martha Steward Living that had a recipe for sweet potatoes that one "cooked" in the toaster. I neglected to tear it out and now my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I want to try it out. I think it was in the July issue, but could have been August or Sept. of this year. Anyone have this magazine and can post it? Thanks,  Marge, OK

7012 Heather (9/20/2017 1:00:31 PM):  Did you do any sewing when you took time off computer? I am on a few days break. I just finished up a basic skirt. I made the pattern myself and it was the first time I ever did a underlining myself. It is a wine red colored skirt with a plum colored underlining. It has to be the most comfortable skirt I have ever worn. I love not having to deal with a slip. I followed Judy Kessinger the queen of glue for doing the underlining. Yes It did get sewn in but was the most easy peasy thing I've done in sewing.,  Vicki, Va.

7013 Dancing with the Stars (9/20/2017 1:09:00 PM):  For the first time since the show started, I'm not watching this season. No one in this cast interests me. In fact, I've only heard of a couple of them. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel this way?,  Olivia, MS

7017 DD's Dryer vent (9/20/2017 2:58:50 PM):  a) DD's new job has her working 10-12 hours per day Monday - Friday plus a 30+ minute commute each way. She works way out of town so there is no way to even go run errands during lunch. b) I want to make sure she doesn't have a house fire. If it was straight through the wall I even have the Flylady tool to clean out the pipe. I am not agreeing to go crawling around under the house. c) I am guessing most of the houses in the neighborhood have the same dryer pipe design and they all are probably close to needing to be cleaned. I am just glad her new LG dryer warned her. ,  Heather, NV

7018 Janice/Ok - Helping (9/20/2017 3:02:28 PM):  I wish I could have hit a Like or Heart. DD does live over an hour away, but still close enough to help, when needed. I remember what it was like when I first lived by myself and not married. To add to what I had to do DD has a yard, etc to take care of. I know she doesn't have much, if any vacation yet so I am willing to help.,  Heather, NV

7019 Milly MN and Pepper (9/20/2017 3:24:48 PM):  Hi, Milly. If we followed the instructions Pepper's brace would work well and we would be over 1/2 way through needing it. That said, trying to convince DH that Pepper is not allowed to run around, run down the lake shore, and chase lasers in the house now, etc has not been working. Pepper will be doing better during the week and then go backward multiple steps in a weekend and then she sometimes can't walk on either back leg! I was in tears one night since I was so tired of seeing Pepper hurt herself since she wanted to play so bad. I think DH finally gets it that he has to be the parent and not allow Pepper to do things she shouldn't do. If we take Pepper for flatish hikes she does really well. We even took her to the ghost town of Bodie, CA and walked around for three hours! One of the rangers even came up and said that she had put the same brace on her dog and the leg was completely healed after six months so I have hope that we will get to that point someday.,  Heather, NV

7021 Milly MN and DD's house (9/20/2017 3:31:54 PM):  DD likes her house. Grandma suggested an electric mower and paid for part of it as a house warming gift so she can easily mow her two tiny lawns. We gave DD our dining room set and bought our first new dining room set. DD is hoping we will buy new couches and we will give her our original original couches. DH has agreed, but hates to go shopping so it hasn't happened yet. DD loves not having a roommate and it is probably really good since DD is up at 4 am and goes to bed by 8 pm every night. Her boyfriend has a similar work schedule and appears to need as much sleep so they don't see each other much, but he at least he isn't upset when she wants to go home so early.,  Heather, NV

7022 Vicki, Va. and sewing (9/20/2017 3:38:57 PM):  Hi, Vicki. Your skirt sounds nice. One of these days I will try making clothes again. Yes, I did some sewing. I finished the Quilt Top for Amanda's gear quilt. I finally decided to send it out to be long arm quilted so I am waiting for it to come back. I also made some 10 Minute Table Runners, which definitely take me more than 10 minutes. I also started working on a sample for the table runner/wall hanging quilt that my 4-H sewers will be making this year. My goal for the summer was to learn to make a qulited bag. I have one 70% done and then on Saturday I am taking a National Speaker class to make a different quilted bag. I still need to get all of the pre-class work finished. Also, I made some Snap bags, which use a piece of a metal measuring tape, for a friend's birthday . I know I did more, but I can't think what it was right now.,  Heather, NV

7029 your husband (9/20/2017 5:08:03 PM):  I see that your husband has received a Boucheron award for 2017. Congratulations,  Barb, OR

7032 RE: Survey (9/20/2017 7:17:30 PM):  Reading Heather's post make me think back. How many people lived on their own before marriage??? I lived alone only one year (dating DH) then we lived together one year and married at the end of that year. My father told me over and over to not marry until age 25. I married at age 24 and a couple months. A wild ride, 3 kids and 28 years later!!,  Susan, SC

7039 Need to (9/20/2017 10:27:33 PM):  My heart is breaking for my youngest child. She just started college. Everything looks good - private, prestigious college, she is living in a dorm with 8 or 9 other girls, they have 4 kitchens, no more than 3 to a bathroom, everything but food and books are paid for. Sounds great, right? That's what I thought. Until she told me that she is almost always there alone when not in class. Most of the others have jobs. Those that do not are in charge of some group or groups and normally are busy with those. She is part of a living, learning community. She thought they would all be there for each other, yet she's normally alone. The campus itself is very small and safe but she can't go off campus alone for safety purposes. The population of the students is very small. Most (70 to 90%) of the students are commuters. She is trying but it's very hard on her. Because it is such a small school, there are not many sports teams at all. Not many activities. She likes the people she rooms with and the people she meets, but they are all so busy, they don't really have time to do much with her. She has tried to find an on-campus job but there are no more available. This is not what anyone wants/expects for their child. She is looking at changing schools but until then, she is lonely and I can't do anything about it. Not looking for solutions, etc. I just needed to tell someone. Thanks for 'listening'.,  Sad mom

7040 etsy shop (9/21/2017 1:28:02 AM):  what wxactly do u have to do?,  amy s iowa

7043 Foy Code (9/21/2017 5:47:10 AM):  k0cvwnvhl for 33 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

7053 May I brag???? (9/21/2017 8:18:49 AM):  My grandson Spencer (Tanner's bro) is a Senior this year. Last week he was Student of the Week in the local paper; this week class officers were posted and he is President of the Senior Class. He is also one of the Senior Homecoming Candidates. He is a good boy, makes good grades, works and has signed up for the Navy, like Tanner. He doesn't play football as well and doesn't get out on the field much. If it makes a mistake, coach pulls him. :) But, I am proud of him anyway.,  Janice/Ok

7064 Justice (9/21/2017 10:54:47 AM):  Lee Kaplan, age 52, is the man who took the 'Gifted Amish girls' fro their parents and molested nearly all of the eight girls, including fathering two children with the oldest girl. He has been sentenced to 30-87 years in prison and hopefully will rot there.,  Bob, PA

7065 FBI, PayPal MasterCard (9/21/2017 10:58:16 AM):  So, I rarely watch the Reno news - I get the local paper and read highlights off of Facebook. One day I watched the Reno news and they talked about the FBI investigating a guy from Reno who opened over 8,000 PayPal MasterCards, etc. Well, if you remember four years ago I was dealing with my mom, etc AND then I was called by a debt collector about an unpaid bill for a PayPal MasterCard. I had no idea what he was talking about! Turns out someone 'moved me' to Ohio, opened a new PayPal MasterCard, charged to the max and ran away. I have never stepped foot in Ohio and when I pulled my credit report my address was still in Nevada for everything else. That took a lot of time to clear up and I should keep credit monitoring for the rest of my life, but with the credit report company data breach I don't know what to do. So, I just pulled out the box of information and filled out the online FBI survey. I also sent the FBI an email since I knew the PayPal MasterCard account number and the email address was used to open the account, etc. At the time I wondered what I had done wrong, but I really don't think I did do anything wrong. So, if you had the same thing happen then do a Google search for your state, FBI and PayPal MasterCard and see if they are also doing the investigation.,  Heather, NV

7067 house warming invite (9/21/2017 11:26:25 AM):  So got invited to one what is expected gift wise? I have not been to one in over 30 years!,  cheryl

7068 My toe (9/21/2017 12:19:37 PM):  I talked to ya'll about a month ago about my sore toe. I went to urgent care because my doctor wasn't open then. I also had a yeast infection. I had a little sore near my nail bed and my toe was bruised. I think someone had stepped on it and I had bumped it on something. The doctor gave me Bactrim as the antiobiotic and Diflucan for the yeast. I was on the Bactrim for 10 days and it wasn't any better. So, I am going to my regular doctor today. I was thinking maybe Bactrim wasn't the right kind or strong enough antiobiotic for my toe. My dd were so worried about my toe because I am diabetic. I have soaked it etc. I started using triple antiobiotic cream on it the last couple of days. I will know this evening after I see my doctor. What do you think??,  Janice/Ok

7078 Recall Notices (9/21/2017 3:14:12 PM):  DEMDACO recalls infant's bib and bootie sets due to choking hazard: http://tinyurl.com/yaljqeot
John Deere recalls lawn tractors and service part transmissions due to crash hazard: http://tinyurl.com/y7u3towz
Fireworks Over America recalls fireworks due to burn, fire and impact hazards: http://tinyurl.com/ybdn9dy9Google Researcher

7079 Trix cereal (9/21/2017 4:36:46 PM):  I heard on the news today General Mills will be going back to the original Trix per request of consumers. They will be adding back artifical flavoring & dyes. I can't tell you the last time I had a bowl of cereal. It doesn't affect me 1 way or the other. I thought there were studys that thought it affects kids with ADHD, but couldn't say that was 100% accurate. ,  Susan L, AZ

7082 Recall Notice (9/21/2017 5:59:59 PM):  Renthal recalls motorcycle clip-on handlebars due to crash hazard: http://tinyurl.com/ydynmnl8Google Researcher

7083 screen shots (9/21/2017 6:42:20 PM):  how do you take a screenshot???,  amy s,iowa

7096 Foy Code (9/22/2017 8:05:24 AM):  ei78n0ys8 For 40 points for 2 more ,  Vicki, Va.

7099 Quad stamps (9/22/2017 11:51:42 AM):  Has anyone received theirs yet?,  Judy/MO

7101 Parents Choice Diapers (9/22/2017 2:26:16 PM):  I am invited to a baby shower and I have a question on the quality of Parents choice diapers, I think this a Walmart brand but not sure. Does anyone on hear care to comment? Thanks in advance.,  SE, WI

7103 People at Work (9/22/2017 2:50:42 PM):  I work for a meals on wheels program I have set hours I am only paid for 4 hours no matter how many hours I work Its a really nice place the director and others in management are great to work for I really like my job They depend on a volunteers Some are handicapped physically and mentally they have caregivers who assist them with their duties both caregivers and handicapped are paid thru a state or gov program's I am happy for them and are a big help as there's few who work who are regular employee's I am one of them I get paid min wage much of my job is controlled by volunteers who tend to make their own rules and treat or down grade the few reg employee's we have including me I am not a janitor but I empty the trash reg On day my first day or two I walked down the hall to return the trash can I heard someone yell at me get back here!!!! I looked around no one was in the area except me and another lady I stopped she yelled again at me who's mess is this ???? this isnt allowed !!!!! I said I did not know She was irate I felt she wanted me to clean it up, there was some personal items laying on a table with a drink cup and a cane I had other things to do and it was time for me to leave I continued walking and was around the corner I heard her yell GET BACK HERE !!!! Open this door !!! I turned around and went back she demanded I open the bathroom door for her as she picked up the drink cup and walked into the bathroom as I held the door open she smirked I truly felt she looked down on me and acted better than me Her attitude was horrific I later found out this lady was from a very well known and well to do family in the local area Then I had another lady call me the trash lady They do have (1) reg worker who cleans offices and other areas who is a housekeeper No one calls her degrading names I regularly take out the trash as we are always short handed Truly this experience made me feel bad for people who work as housekeepers , janitors and trash pickup people and I dislike how petty , and rude people can be But had another run in with the lady today she always waits till I take out the trash near the end of my shift when those who have eatten should be done 30-45 minutes after being served lunch , she sits there with an empty plate I asked could I put it in the trash for her she yelled NO ! I said ok I went about taking the trash out from the dinning room I returned to the kitchen to collect my things and leave She came in the door sticking out her plate for me to come and get I walked over and said if she wanted to she could put her plate in the dinning room trash can instead of walking so far to the kitchen trying to be nice and let her know She argued there were none (trash cans) I said I can show you When I did she argued NO that was not allowed She was a volunteer she was told not too I asked by who She said an Offisian - nardo Really she said it like that She is just plain rude and is the last one in the dinning room to try to keep me from leaving on time to me she acts like everyone is at her beckon call and just rude ,  Ann , Nc

7108 package (9/22/2017 7:52:12 PM):  Today I got a package in the mail and at first I thought mistake, but then it was my correct address etc so my next thought was I had won a prize. Nope. not a prize and not a mistake. The package came from Dr. Leonards and inside was my order from Carol Wrights. I am guessing many telebrand items come under different names,  louise, oh

7111 Judy, MO (9/23/2017 6:09:11 AM):  Received my Quadreader stamps yesterday.,  Shelby

7112 Foy Code (9/23/2017 6:31:40 AM):  gh5k5er8w for 23 points for 3 more ,  Vicki, Va.

7118 WM Savings (9/23/2017 10:58:45 AM):  some posted that in Oct we will be getting a Ecard with the balance. I got the message and by mistake, and deleted it. I don't remember when and how this will work. Please refresh my memory.. Thanks,  Tammy

7121 Breast feeding (9/23/2017 11:50:22 AM):  Am I the only one tired of all the hype? My mother managed to breast feed four babies for a year at least each and NEVER had to do it in public. If someone asked you to show them your boob with the nipple covered, would you? Probably not, but these woman who have to post there boobs on facebook or wherever to make a point. Here's a point, if the only way you are ever going to bond with your baby is by it hanging from your nipple in public, you have bigger problems!! Sorry, too modest here!,  CB OH

7137 Phone Calls (9/24/2017 11:05:02 AM):  For weeks I've been receiving multiple calls from a caller in Forest City, Nc about an hour anyway from where I live we shop in Forest City sometimes I really thought it was a car dealer ship they never leave a message I was sitting at my computer when the phone rang seeing it was one of those numbers with Id Forest City, NC I picked up hoping I could get them to remove me from their telemarketing list A very nice ladies voice said this is Emily blah blah is this Ann I said yes and then all I heard was silence for the next 15-20 seconds while I said Hello Hello I hung up and immediately remember hearing something about a callers requesting a yes Once they have your voice recorded they could use your "yes recording" to order things Has anyone else heard this I am thinking it was on the news ? ,  Ann , Nc

7138 Priority Mail (9/24/2017 11:28:55 AM):  I mailed several priority flat rate envelopes on 9/19 last monday only one has been delivered ,  Ann , Nc

7141 Thanks (9/24/2017 12:58:10 PM):  everybody for answering me. I take 15mg of prednisone. my now doc wants me off of it but I've truied everybody for answering me. I take 15mg of prednisone. my now doc wants me off of it but I've tried before and I can't. I did take 12 and a half for several weeks and did o.k. Then I went down to 12 and that didn't work. He did put me on something that started with an m. I can't remember the name. It didn't help. I had to go back up to 15. I've been on that for a few weeks and I'm thinking about going back down to 12 and not going any lower. My husband has cancer and that it very stressful. He is doing well with Opdivo. We hope that continues. ,  Lillie Tx

7145 69 Gone (9/24/2017 2:21:56 PM):  Well today was the day that the final process of selling our Chevelle 69 happened. Yes there was a little sadness but all in all I am glad that it is done. The car was getting to where something all the time it needed to be put in the shop. After awhile that can get to be a pain in the hip joints. The guy we sold it to fixes classics so he said that was no problem to him. Also now our garage is empty to put other things in there. Nicest thing is the nice fat check that is going right in our savings. We have lots of pictures so we can still look back and remember. We had fun but time for other types of fun. ,  Vicki, Va.

7147 Online shopping (9/24/2017 2:59:30 PM):  I couldn't understand why the fireplace insert I ordered last week didn't arrive this week. Hmmmm....once again, I forgot to hit the 'Submit' button, so as a result, no fireplace insert. Sometimes I get distracted doing this and that on the computer and then I forget. Man, I hate that!,  Mindy W, MD

7148 SEAHAWKS SCORE (9/24/2017 4:19:49 PM):  did the seahawks win today?,  amy s ,iowa

7150 Survey Question (9/24/2017 6:11:24 PM):  Would you stay at a job in which you were unhappy??? Now, this job pays pretty well and you may not make that much elsewhere. But it is high stress to the point of affecting your health. It also requires many hours (average 60 per week) but is salaried. Would you stay?? And the job will only get busier, not easier.,  Just Curious???

7167 Pesky raccoons (9/24/2017 8:05:35 PM):  Hi, all you experts! We have always had raccoons in our area, and they've never done a lot of damage until this year. They hang out in back and have broken our sprinkler and worked on chewing up our hose(Obviously they were looking for water.) They also carried off some empty flower pots, and knocked over/dug up some new fall plants. What can I do to repel them? Would mothballs work? The deer don't bother my roses anymore since I began fertilizing with eggshells. Any ideas? Thanks!,  Alice Dodge, OR

7171 Now I am wondering... (9/24/2017 9:10:05 PM):  A survey question was posted earlier and buried in the post was a comment about a job being so "high stress to the point of affecting one's health." My job would be considered pretty stressful, a 911 dispatcher. I take pretty crazy and crappy calls from some loco characters. I also work with some officers who are real jerks and that is putting it mildly. I cannot relax and cannot let my guard down for the entire shift as I never know when "IT" is gonna hit the fan. With that all said, when I leave work, it all stays there. Every bit of it. The suicides. The crying kids. The screaming women. I don't bring any of it home with me. Work is work. So, what I am wondering is, what work is it people are doing that is affecting their health? I am genuinely just curious.,  Shelby

7174 Priority mail, Ann-NC (9/24/2017 9:14:26 PM):  Priority mail is not guaranteed 2 day delivery. Only Express is guaranteed. Have you checked the tracking numbers on your receipt to find out where they are? Were they going in different directions, and perhaps some were in areas affected by the hurricanes. ,  Susan, LA

7175 Fun win! (9/24/2017 9:18:05 PM):  Our church had its festival this weekend. The grand prize is $10,000, first prize is $1,000, and second prize is an Ipad. Tickets were $35 each or 2/$60, with a a maximum of 700 sold. Every year our mailman buys tickets from my kids (he also goes to our church, and volunteers there). This year he won the first prize of $1,000 with the ticket I sold him....and also won the $10,000 grand prize with the other ticket I sold him (they were sequential tickets, numbers 73 and 74)! I was SO happy for him - he is a great guy and every year I hope he'll win! His daughter is getting married next month, and he is hoping to retire soon, so I know the money will mean a lot to him! As a bonus, since I was the seller of the winning grand prize ticket, I think I get $250! Honestly, I'm more excited for him than me, but it's a nice bonus!,  Lisa, OH


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