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Dyno labels (6/12/2016 4:54:28 AM):  Where can I buy the roll strips for the Dyno label maker that raises the letters? These don't fade, the new flat ones do...help! TIA,  Faye

6384 Orlando Killings (6/12/2016 6:35:27 AM):  What is wrong with people. First a young lady in the beginning of an exciting career is gunned down in Orlando. I'm shocked there was not more security in that incident. But I don't think it was at a large place. Our big place here for concerts has metal detectors to get inside. Then this morning the 20+ killings at a gay club. I don't care how one feels about the lifestyle, nobody deserves to die just for being at a place minding their own business. Orlando must be reeling after these two horrible events. We lived there thru most of the 90's and left due to the crime rate rising at that time and to get back closer to family.,  Susan, SC

6387 Cleaning Hummingbird feeder (6/12/2016 8:00:16 AM):  I read to mix vinegar with Water to clean the inside of the bottle. Does anyone the ration water to vinegar? Thanks for any help. Thinking once you have it in the bottle to let it soak??,  Want to know.

6388 checking Home Depot gift card (6/12/2016 8:28:04 AM):  Does anyone know where to check to see the balance on a gift card for Home Depot?,  Lynn

6389 AOL Problem (6/12/2016 8:39:58 AM):  Is anyone else having trouble getting on AOL to read or send emails? When I try to log on I get screen that says "Oops" and then the statement comes up "Bad Request your browser has sent a request that this server could not understand". Any help as to what I can do to correct this problem? I can get on the other sites I use including Refund Cents. I do NOT have a phone number to call AOL but thought maybe someone can tell me what to do without calling them.,  Pat S - AZ

6392 Laying combined clip art image & words together on (6/12/2016 10:20:43 AM):  I worked up some special stickers I can put on the cover of my baked goods that I'm donating to a fundraiser. After getting the clip art image & wording the way I wanted on my label, I arranged them in a group. I then started laying the combined image/wording on each one of my 18 rectangular labels.I got the first label to show the combined image/wording. But when I tried to "paste" that combined image/wording on the remaining 17 labels, I only got the clip art image to "paste" on my 2nd label! I wound up having to ungroup that combined image. And pasted the image on each label layout. Then I brought up the wording & highlighted it to then "paste" that wording onto each label layout. I was able to print out those labels & save the project in a combined state! What was I doing wrong that I couldn't keep the clip art image & wording grouped as one combined image? I was working this project up in my card studio software program.,  Virginia Ann S VA

6398 Ballet recital (6/12/2016 12:36:37 PM):  Our little granddaughter, Myia, is just growing right up. She has her first recital today. And I think we are more excited than she is. Read up on what is customary as far as flowers and recitals are concerned because I thought roses might be a little too mature for such a little girl. She's only six. But, I guess roses are appropriate so she'll get them.,  Sandy B., MO

6410 Tracfone (6/12/2016 3:16:39 PM):  I have a triple minutes for life phone. I bought a 60 minute card. Had a code for 60 extra minutes-12745- when I put the info in I only got 120 minutes total. Tried to buy a ringtone from their site. Paid $1.99 on my credit card. It's not working. Any ideas?,  Diane ME

6411 Pinecone surveys (6/12/2016 4:23:25 PM):  Can one still cash out their points here for cash? Someone asked this a few weeks ago but I did not see an answer. TIA,  June/AL

6415 Dinner (6/12/2016 6:36:10 PM):  Tonight (98 degrees here today) we had chicken fixed in crockpot with salsa, shredded and made soft tacos. Added diced tomatoes, onion, cheese, lettuce, sour crème. Then had snow peas and my first cucumber from my garden. Yum... And You???,  Susan, SC

6418 Dinner. (6/12/2016 8:28:35 PM):  We had steak kabobs with mushrooms and onions. I usually put some bacon in there but was just too tired to do anything else. We had a big thunderstorm while my hubby was getting the grill going but we have a large covered patio so we were able to cook. It's very hot here too, but was only about 96. Humidity is awful.,  Nancy, LA

6420 Neuropathy (6/12/2016 10:47:37 PM):  Can't sleep because of neuropathy in my feet. Looking for non-prescription help. ,  Jan

6423 recitals (6/12/2016 11:43:44 PM):  What do boys get for recitals?,  Wondering

6430 Orlando (6/13/2016 6:48:38 AM):  I have been an RN for a long time.....I went to nursing school in a mental hospital!!! When is this country going to realize how BAD and UNAVAILABLE mental health care is to our citizens? Saw a prison special a few weeks ago and they claimed over 40% of the people in jail are mentally ill, Joan B, FL,  Joan B., FL

6432 Microsoft (6/13/2016 6:52:47 AM):  Microsoft is buying Linked In. That's a really big deal in the business world!,  Susan, SC

6436 Sue P (6/13/2016 7:46:50 AM):  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May your day be spent doing all your favorite things with all your favorite people. Splurge a little and laugh a lot as you begin your best year yet!,  Marion, CA

6437 kindle fire or ereaders help (6/13/2016 7:50:00 AM):  They are on sale at amazon for $39.95! If so, can you read outdoors and Does it have a back light to read At night? Any advice on ereaders be Appreciated!! ,  Carol S. PA

6441 AOL number (6/13/2016 8:13:19 AM):  Think AOL contact number is 1-800-827-6364; or perhaps one of your internet provider's techie could help. Once TW helped me with me e-mail. or google AOL Help or google the problem message and see what someone else did to correct it. Good Luck. Irritating, I know when this happens.,  Janet, OH

6442 Mastectomy (6/13/2016 8:43:15 AM):  I am hoping for answers about mastectomy and treatments after having a mastectomy. I have googled and researched and so many different answers, even between doctors I know. I hope to get answers from people who have had mastectomy or know someone who had one. How long ago was the mastectomy? Were the lymph nodes clear? Had the cancer spread or the surgeon said he got it all and you are now cancer free? What treatment did the oncologist recommend and did you follow through with that/those treatments? If you did not need chemo or radiation but instead took an estrogen blocker which pill did you take and did you have side effects? What did your doctor say your odds were of getting cancer again with and without doing anything or taking any meds? Anything else? Thanks for answers!,  Mastectomy

6443 PS4 again (6/13/2016 8:54:44 AM):  I found a system bag, and now need a case for him to carry the extra games. I have googled everything I can think of for a bag or case. Nothing comes up for just a games case. I even tried cd cases, but those are for the discs and he leaves the games in the original case. Anyone have any idea what I can look for?,  Mary, ok

6458 Have you taken a self defense course? (6/13/2016 1:07:39 PM):  Have you taken a self defense course? A zillion years ago, when I was working in Manhattan during a black out, the security department of our hospital had a mandatory course for every, single employee. I have taken lots more over the years.....I worked in bad,urban areas, evening and night shifts....some courses were given by the hospital, some by local police. A few months ago, a local woman was attacked down here and we petitioned the sheriff's department who gave a free course to any club that wanted it. I am not a little, whiny woman who would cringe if someone came at me and want to make sure I know how to take care of myself.....ask your local sheriff.....police.....the senior citizens down here have them twice a year,  Joanie in FL Keys

6461 Sister update. (6/13/2016 2:58:51 PM):  It's a no go. She said she thinks spending 1 year in treatment is just to long of a time at her age (53). She. Said if she was 20. She iChat consider it, I told her I disagree as she has less time than a 20 something to get her act together. But in the end she has made her choice. she knows that none of us are willing or able to take her in if needed unless she has had some kind of intensive treatment. to many lies and we just don't trust her. Sad but true. We will still be in touch but she is aware no money will be forthcoming from the only unless it is to obtain long term treatment. The bottom line is her abusive boyfriend of 30 plus years is more important than than getting well. ,  Doreen,MI

6467 36261 Response (6/13/2016 3:37:15 PM):  I was on vacation last week so missed a lot of Chit Chat but have to comment about the kid at Disneyland who threw a napkin on the ground and dear mom thought that was fine. My granddaughter is six, well one day she got out a cheese stick, opened it and missed the waste basket. they were in the process of packing to move but still not acceptable. We got a picture of her writing "I will not litter" which she wrote fifty times. While on vacation with them she was the litter police and trust me everyone was neat which we always are anyway. Just wanted to comment and assure you some parents are raising their kids right. ,  Chris, OH

6474 Shredding Documents (6/13/2016 4:46:20 PM):  Is it necessary to shred statements from accounts that have been closed for five years or longer?,  Just asking

6476 Grapes (6/13/2016 4:51:06 PM):  Has anyone ever tried cotton candy grapes?,  Sandy B., MO

6481 Marion CA (6/13/2016 5:22:58 PM):  You are always so sweet and so thoughtful!,  Sandy B., MO

6493 EXCEl (6/13/2016 8:36:59 PM):  I need to learn Excel but don't know where to begin, Can anyone explain why it is required in business. Also are there any free on-line courses available.,  Tech challenged

6503 Gun deaths? (6/14/2016 6:38:29 AM):  A very angry person posted yesterday about how many people have been killed (either accidently or on purpose) because there was a gun in the home.....I am sure these incidents happened. I am also sure more people died from car accidents due to crappy drivers, drowning because not everyone bothers to teach their children to swim, way more from drugs because people did not raise their children to be good people.....and don't even get me started how all those people in crappy neighborhoods like LA and Chicago just keep having kids,  Not only guns

6505 Orlando (6/14/2016 8:18:41 AM):  I'm watching my grandsons, so haven't seen a lot of the coverage, it scares them. I read where others have mentioned security. I understand he killed the security guard first. And I would imagine in a loud nightclub, shots would have started and many did it know what it was. Had the shooter been in the nightclub for hours or just go in when shooting started? Did the shooter have body armor? I just think we had better wake up. This man was a violent Islamic Extremeist and no mental help or otherwise would have stopped him.,  Karen-IA

6509 Orlando (6/14/2016 9:45:20 AM):  Does anyone else on here think that shooter's father is a bit of a sketchy character too???,  Susan, SC

6515 Breast feeding (6/14/2016 10:52:06 AM):  Am I the only one who is tired of moms today fighting for the right to bare their breasts in public? My mother breast fed all four of us and NEVER EVER did she do it in public. If it wasn't done then, there was a reason. If you won't sit in a restaurant or in a park with a pasty on your nipple, you shouldn't feel it's OK to breast feed with your entire boob out. Making the baby was private, the physical bonding/feeding should be as well. Just my opinion but also the way I was raised. I was raised to be private with my body and leave some things to the imagination! Feed in public but have respect for yourself and don't show your whole boob!,  Modesty please.

6523 Knee Surgery (6/14/2016 3:17:02 PM):  If anyone on this board lives near Kure Beach, NC I envy you. We spent last week there and it was wonderful. I was and still am in tremendous pain from the migraine and my right knee. The day before we left I found out I have to have a total knee replacement on July 22 then next year I will have the left one done. I am just miserable, have the Botox done on Friday for the migraine headaches which should help that issue by Tuesday but the tiredness has got to improve. I feel like I could sleep for a week. If I go to bed at 8 PM and get up at 7 AM that should help because the next two days I have two doctor appts. each day for surgery sign offs. I know several people have had their knees done so I am going to be joining the club. Does anybody regret doing it?,  Chris, OH

6525 Pittsburgh Penguins Victory Parade (6/14/2016 3:53:47 PM):  Are there other Pittsburgh expatriates like me on this board? The Pittsburgh Penguins hockey club brought home the Stanley Cup for the 4th time in the history of the franchise. A Victory Parade will be held tomorrow in downtown Pittsburgh starting around 11:30 a.m. I have learned that WPXI TV, the NBC affiliate for Pittsburgh will stream this parade live on their Website starting at 11 a.m.! The parade will run until about 12:30 p.m. Another 2 groups will hold a Penguins Fan party in Pittsburgh's Market Square. That party will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.!,  Virginia Ann S VA

6527 Excel / Tech challenged (6/14/2016 5:34:18 PM):  I use Excel spreadsheets at home even, but I did learn to use it for work first. If you haven't found a class yet check your library and I think there is an 'Excel for Dummies' book (or something similar). I know I don't use all the available features even.,  Heather, NV

6528 credit bureau - need address (6/14/2016 5:36:26 PM):  When we went on vacation in the beginning of May I saw an article about how to mail the credit bureaus. Well, I tore it out of the paper, but now I can't find it. I just did a quick Google search and I don't see an address. Any suggestions? I want to write them an official letter (as executor) stating my mom has died (with a copy of the death certificate) and ask them to take her off the lists for new credit cards. I am hoping that would help.,  Heather, NV

6529 ear pain / sinuses (6/14/2016 5:39:33 PM):  I have ear tubes and have had pain and muffled hearing for three months now. I went to the ENT multiple times and the antibiotic ear drops haven't been helping. I finally realized this weekend that maybe it is my sinuses, etc. I went to the regular Nurse Practitioner and she thinks I have a major sinus infection. So, I started nasal spray (on top of allergy pills) and will start a major antibiotic tonight. We are hoping they take down the inflammation and help everything drain. I hope since this is making me miserable!,  Heather, NV

6541 Selling used linens at yard sales (6/14/2016 7:06:54 PM):  Do used sheets, duvet covers, and comforters sell at yard sales? Mine are in good condition. If so, how much do you sell them for?,  Mindy W, MD

6552 Recall Notices (6/14/2016 11:14:57 PM):  STIHL recalls battery-powered hedge trimmers due to laceration hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/STIHL-Recalls-Battery-Powered-Hedge-Trimmers/
Direct Distributors recalls angle grinders due to risk of laceration: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Direct-Distributors-Recalls-Angle-Grinders/Google Researcher

6563 Leave the wildlife alone!! (6/15/2016 10:03:55 AM):  This is FL.....we have alligators, and where I live, we also have crocodiles. Arizona has scorpions and rattlesnakes. Maine has bears. Because of another absent minded parent, another child has been killed....and they are hunting for that specific alligator to kill him!! How can they tell? And what do they think, the alligator enjoyed the taste of human so will go get more? Leave the wifelife alone!! Be a good parent and be aware of your surroundings....you wouldn't let them walk into a Manhattan street at dusk, would you?,  Joanie in FL Keys

6570 Charles Manson movie? (6/15/2016 12:01:34 PM):  Help please. Anyone know of a movie it could be just set during the time of Charles Manson killings, or it is specifically about the CM killings. I was only paying semi attn during commercial. No idea what the channel is even. Seems like it is on Thursday night & I think they said no commercial interruptions Anyone have a clue what I am talking about? I mentioned it to a relative & they really want to see this movie. I'll be working so it won't matter to me, but since I opened my big mouth about something I know very little about, I feel like I gotta try to get the rest of the info. ,  big mouth

6573 Mulch or rock??? (6/15/2016 1:09:44 PM):  We are landscaping and wanted your thoughts? Mulch or rock around plants near house? We are leaning towards mulch! Pros and cons..,  Mrs. C

6574 credit card (6/15/2016 1:10:37 PM):  is it wrong to get a credit card for a year and get the bonus points and cancels it before you have to pay the yearly due for it when it comes due.the yearly due would be $165.a lot.,  ok

6575 Excel/Tech help (6/15/2016 1:27:04 PM):  Down load Excel Apps if have a smartphone. Free Kindle App for any device e books , just search free excel e books few come up aren't bad and Pinterest its free to sign up. Just search -- Learn Excel Tutorials very helpful.,  Carol, PA

6583 Minute Maid Codes (6/15/2016 2:23:00 PM):  Was wondering if this promo is over? If not, please email me with Minute Maid in the subject line-1st email can have them. I have 6 that I have no use for. TYVM,  Jeri/Co

6584 Minute Maid Codes (6/15/2016 2:25:40 PM):  Guess it would help if I sent my email-Sorry. The Robins woke me at 4 AM so I am kind of tired today. jjjlo123@aol.com,  Jeri/Co

6591 Sports in perspective (6/15/2016 3:33:23 PM):  In the sporting world, nearly all of us have favorite teams that we root for. Some people get fanatical over their team, and don 't look at the big picture. In professional sports many of the players are millionaires, so the games consist of filthy rich people trying to beat filthy rich people-and we cheer them on. And we pay dearly to see them live and to eat overpriced food and drinks and to buy overpriced souvenirs. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the latest champ in hockey and they represent the city of Pittsburgh and the fans that live in Pennsylvania. Or do they? I don't think they represent anything except themselves. None of the players on the Penguins are originally from Pittsburgh or even Pennsylvania, so they could hardly be called the home team. For the most part, the players don't know the fans personally, so there is nothing homey about that.

I am a fan of the Orioles and the Ravens, because they are not far from my home. If they win I cheer and if they lose I get disappointed. I don't wear clothing with their names on it, but I had an employee in western PA who was a big Steelers fan and had a complete set of clothing with Steelers emblems on every piece, including a tooth brush-a fanatic, for sure. Anyhow, this is my perspective on professional sports-fun to watch, but hardly worth taking seriously. Does anyone have any opinions that they would like to share? ,  Bob, PA

6602 bayer (6/15/2016 6:43:37 PM):  is there a rebate on bayer insect killer. I remember reading something.,  lbj

6603 fireplace (6/15/2016 8:15:18 PM):  i am getting rain in my fireplace,its all wet in there! any ideas? and who would i find to fix this?,  roxie,e tx

6607 Recall Notice (6/15/2016 10:27:12 PM):  Sony recalls VAIO laptop computer battery packs due to burn and fire hazards: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Sony-Recalls-VAIO-Laptop-Computer-Battery-Packs/Google Researcher

6612 I WAS RIGHT!!! (6/16/2016 4:25:58 AM):  For all you people who blasted me yesterday because I blamed the signage instead of the parents, here's proof that Disney realizes that they were the ones at fault: http://tinyurl.com/z8nj6qv Disney will now make major changes to the signage to explain that the real danger of alligators. 5 alligators were removed from the area while searching for that poor baby's body. Parents deserve an accurate and graphic description of the dangers, not just a no swimming sign. They also admit that the baby was NOT swimming so the signs didn't stop the death either way. Shame on Disney for not taking care of this years ago. So Joan B, you were wrong. Not every visitor has knowledge of alligator danger.,  Not Judging The Parents

6617 For Joan B FL (6/16/2016 5:49:28 AM):  You criticized people for not knowing that alligators are in every body of water in Florida, and not knowing to stay away from the water at dusk or anytime. Yet many people who don't live in Florida have never heard this information. I lived in Idaho for ten years. I'm wondering if you know exactly what to do when encountering a cougar or a rattlesnake, a bull moose, or a black bear verses a grizzly bear. Maybe you do, maybe you don't. But get off your high horse and open your mind to the fact that not everyone is an expert on alligators in Florida. The parents were not negligent. They had not been informed of a clear and present danger. They thought they were in a safe place. ,  Diane B., IL

6629 Blame (6/16/2016 8:45:13 AM):  From reading the posts it seems people either blame Disney or the parents for the child's horrific death. I think both are at fault. I have been to Disney many times and had no idea that alligators were in the lagoon. That said, I would imagine there are plenty of deadly snakes too. The child was wading 10 feet from the shore in dark, murky water at 9 PM. In addition to the No Swimming signage they are showing signs warning of steep drop offs in the water. The lagoon has been there for 45 years with no incidents. Earlier this summer a child climbed into the gorilla exhibit. Again, that was an established, decades old exhibit. Here we swim in the lake during the daylight hours always on the lookout for snakes. Rarely does anyone swim in dark water at night. The parents were negligent in the supervision of their child and Disney needs signs warning of alligators, snakes and snapping turtles. Signs should also warn of mosquitos too I guess and sun burn. It is a sad situation for everybody. My heart aches for the parents as they will live with this till the day they die and no amount of a settlement will ease their hearts.,  Anna, AL

6630 Coke Rewards (6/16/2016 8:47:36 AM):  I received email that Coke has eliminated working for status. That's one good thing. Guess they finally realized the folks weren't happy about that. You get 15 pts. if you log in before July 31, as a loyalty bonus. Was going to check my pts. to make sure I get my credit and cannot find my total now. Anyone know where to find it, or is it just too early for me and my brain is not working, LOL?,  Susan, LA

6634 Red potatoes (6/16/2016 9:09:10 AM):  I have new red potatoes in my garden. I have never purchased or cooked with red potatoes. Any favorite way to cook them? Googling says they do not bake well. True?,  Need help

6637 Diane B, IL (6/16/2016 9:37:32 AM):  What! letting your child swim in the Atlantic Ocean is being an irresponsible parent? I can not believe you made a statement like that. ,  Jean S, NJ

6638 Disney (6/16/2016 9:55:11 AM):  Here is a compassionate post & pictures from a Mother whose young son played in the same spot 30 minutes - hour previous to the tragedy. http://tinyurl.com/znaalygHelen in VA

6640 Foy Code (6/16/2016 10:07:28 AM):  4vceye12q for 35 points for 3 more.,  Vicki, Va.

6649 Florida comments (6/16/2016 10:54:15 AM):  There are some really self-righteous, better-than-you people on this board. I wish we had a mute button rather than having to even see their posts. I've been to Florida but no, I wouldn't even think about an alligator being a lake at Disney but no, that does not make me irresponsible either. Why would I think about gators? Now from learning, I know dusk is a bad time but I didn't know that before this poor baby lost his life. The judgement from some on this board is disgusting. I'm glad you're better than everyone else and so brilliant and know everything to research before you breathe or walk out your door. People make mistakes and learn from them, sometimes the hard way. It's becoming harder and harder to come to this board since I'm not as brilliant as some of you. ,  Disgusted.

6666 Sports? (6/16/2016 12:43:41 PM):  Bob's sport's post got me thinking. I was born in MA. However, I have lived in VT for 54 years and lived in western NY for 4 years during college. Anyway, I am a Boston Red Sox fan. I also like the Seattle Mariners. (That comes from visiting Seattle several times with friends and going to the old Kingdome.) I also follow the Buffalo Sabres for hockey and the Buffalo Bills since we used to see their games once in awhile when we lived near there. My daughter is a real baseball fan. She now drags her husband to Baltimore Oriole games whenever she gets a chance. She also likes the Mariners and the Red Sox. But she is also partial to the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago White Sox-- due to short stints living near those teams. Last year, she went to Toronto on vacation and of course had to get tickets to the BlueJays game! (She calls this payback to her husband -- who is a college wrestling coach. She has been to a lot of wrestling matches including the London Olympics and they have tickets to Rio this summer to go to the wrestling events too.) So what teams do you like or actually follow? ,  Joanne VT

6670 My credit card was just hacked! (6/16/2016 1:02:38 PM):  I just got a suspicious phone call from the federal credit union that issues my credit card. I was being told to press "1" to speak with someone in their fraud department! I didn't think this was a legitimate phone call so I immediately closed out the call. I then got on the Website of my federal credit union & called that financial institution! They immediately transferred me to the fruad detection department. Someone had hacked into my credit card account & made a charge of about $183.xx not more than 15 minutes earlier! I hadn't made that charge, nor had anyone else I authorize to use my credit card! My credit card account has now been cancelled. I will receive a new credit card in about 7-10 days. Until then, I cannot make any new charges online. I'm so shook up over this hacking that I cannot remember the name of the firm my credit union fraud detection staffer said suspicious charge was placed with! I've heard of others on this board reporting their credit card account was hacked into. But I never dreamed it would happen to me! How do I move past this terrible event?,  Virginia Ann S VA

6681 Jan (6/16/2016 2:55:09 PM):  The location was at a Disney resort with a man made lagoon not out in the wildside of life where harmful creatures are expected to exist. This is copy and paste of your post. Somebody on here said this lagoon was built 45 years ago. I don't know but sounds plausible. Let me tell you that wildlife in FL takes over quickly. So while this was originally manmade, it definitely is wild. We use to laugh about the size of grasshoppers as they can be the size of your palm. My DD as a toddler liked to stomp on them as they "crunched". When we lived there, we said if man moved out of FL the jungle would overtake it in 10 years or less. And let's not even mention the amount of fire ants that exist there. I still go to FL a couple of times a year to see stepmother and stepsister and now my son in military.,  Susan, SC

6687 Responsibility (6/16/2016 4:38:08 PM):  Why is the death of that little boy at Disney anyone's fault and not just a horrible tragedy. Disney had signs posted no swimming That means don't go in the water. Why as a parent would you let your child go into nasty brown water anyway. What do any of you think live in fresh warm water?? Snakes fish turtles, raccoons visit to drink eat and poop in the water Stuff falls in and rots Bacteria grows. For any of you who have never been to Walt Disney World and had a chance to see this lagoon it's pretty dark and dirty looking. Boats are running on the water every day. Did you up north folks not ever study the States and what animals live in what states in school. I'm sure even lakes up north are polluted dirty and nasty and are not fit to swim in much lest want animals lurk in and around them. There are signs in public bathrooms posted to wash your hands after using the toilet but do you know how many women leave the restroom never even looking at the sink. Just think what germs they are spreading and who is getting sick behind them Is it the stores fault because customers don't follow the rules. Should they post employees in all restrooms to remind customers to wash their hands, Come on where is the common sense gone.,  Lynda?SFL

6695 Garbage picking story (6/16/2016 7:57:35 PM):  The other night, I walked my son to basketball practice (we are 1/2 mile from school). On the way home, a house on our street was throwing out multiple chairs - 2 each of sport chairs (the kind you set up to watch kids' soccer games), casual folding outdoor chairs (great for us to add when we eat outside, as we only have 4 chairs around our outdoor table), and white wooden chairs. I picked up the sport and outdoor chairs first and walked home, then walked back for the wooden chairs. I was getting those for a friend who does "dinner en blanc", where you dress in white, and bring a white table, chairs, etc. Those chairs were HEAVY!! I was tired by the time I got home (it was a .2 mile walk with them!). While walking back, a car that had passed me earlier came by and said "you beat me to the punch". I said "Oh, you were planning to get these?" She said she had turned around for them (she must have thought about it, as she had come from the house right beside them originally). I told her I was sorry - I was getting them for a friend. She seemed like she was expecting me to offer them to her....it was a little awkward! My friend was thrilled - she couldn't believe how nice they were, and how heavy! Her once a year event where she will use them is this Saturday, so it was also perfect timing (they had bought cheap chairs at Sam's last weekend, so they can return those since they haven't used them)! I love finding things I can use and share!,  Lisa, OH

6698 Masterchef (6/17/2016 6:36:15 AM):  this week's Masterchef did not feature some of the people I already like.....anybody know a place to watch it on computer where you can see an uncut version? ,  Joanie in FL Keys

6699 Sex offender neighbor? (6/17/2016 6:38:20 AM):  A male sex offender has moved into the house almost directly behind me (my house has streets front and back) - I only know the little bit they print on the notification web site - anybody know how to search and see what really happened? Some of the stuff like an 18yo boy having sex with his 17yo girlfriend does not bother me but other things are horrible,  Joanie in FL Keys

6707 Tree identification? (6/17/2016 6:59:33 AM):  Now that I am a permanent FL resident, I would love to know the names of the trees and plants around me....my local garden center cannot help.....am waiting for the county extension service to have their next class.....has anybody ever used a site with color pictures to help ID plants?,  Joanie in FL Keys

6712 the hate (6/17/2016 7:57:35 AM):  I don't share my political or religious beliefs on Facebook. Honestly, I've never felt so attacked before in my life than i do at this time in history. I feel like it's going to get worse as we get closer to election and if terrorists attack again. Yesterday when I read my Facebook feed I was called an asshole and said I should be deported based on meme's other people posted. When people post those things, they don't realize they are insulting their friends and people they love. We are all entitled to our opinion. And they can share whatever they want. I don't get offended easily. I made the decision yesterday to unfollow any of my friends who post political things. The hate for people who don't agree with you is getting strong. It scares and saddens me.,  Dianne in GA

6713 Feeling Sad (6/17/2016 8:22:09 AM):  This time last year we lost our little poodle Roxanne. Just feeling little blue today. Also pray for a close friend of mine. After 26 years of marriage her husband has told her he no longer wants to be married. She and her daughter are devastated. Her daughter is going through mixed emotions right now. She is planning for her wedding and dealing with this mess with her parents. Selfish Dad couldn't wait until after wedding to spring his news.,  Vicki, Va.

6722 Car accident (6/17/2016 10:58:10 AM):  A month ago my son was stopped at a red light when a guy ran into the car behind my son pushing that car into my sons car. No one was hurt but the guy who caused the accident was not the car owner and was drunk. He got out of the car and ran. The owner was also in the car and was drunk and was a passenger. My son has found out the owner did not have insurance on the car. He is going to talk to an attorney to get money for repairs and other expenses. Anyone have any experience with this? Can/should the attorney go after both the driver and owner of the car? Should the attorney be paid by the driver/owner of the car all his expenses so my son does not have to pay anything but can get money to repair his car and lost time from work, etc? Thank you for your comments/suggestions!,  Ann

6733 Phishing (6/17/2016 2:55:14 PM):  Did some bank transactions today, including transferring IRA from another institution and opening a regular savings account. When I got home, I had email from "my bank" thanking me for the address change. This was NOT one of the things that I did. Called the branch that I had visited b/c I didn't want to call the phone number in the email or click on the link. Both employees that I dealt with are gone for the day but the lady I spoke with had me verify my address and it has not been changed. Read her parts of the email and she did not seem to think it had come from them. Sure looked official, so always make an independent phone call to verify!,  Susan,LA

6735 Final Word (6/17/2016 2:57:56 PM):  Anyone who still thinks that it was the parents' fault and not Disney, or that this was simply a tragic accident, needs to read this link. This definitely settles it: https://www.yahoo.com/news/disney-warned-alligators-one-went-062835940.html ,  Diane

6737 heat (6/17/2016 4:06:53 PM):  Today the heat index was over 100 and of course the AC where my daughter works hasnt worked in some time (they have big fans that blow hot air around) Parts of the thrift store (where the customers are) and the break room has some but its not really enough and where she works where they tag the goods has no AC. she called and had to come home early. I could tell she had signs of heat exhaustion. Her boss knows the medications she is on makes her more susceptible to overheating. They said they would try to work in the AC. this is only mid june and the hottest weather is yet to come. I dont know what will happen since she cannot continue to work under those conditions. I dont know what it will take to make them do something. She only gets paid when she works,  judyb la

6739 Accidents/ blaming (6/17/2016 5:09:14 PM):  "4BoysMother- Melissa Fenton, Writer" This is a public Facebook page. Please go to it and read the letter (posted June 15 at 7:10) that the lady wrote to parents, urging them to stop blaming and shaming (RE: the 2 year old who died in the lagoon). She references the Adam Walsh and Baby Jessica accidents. It's a very nice letter and I agree that when Adam disappeared and Baby Jessica fell in the well, nobody blamed the parents. ,  Susan, LA

6746 Recall Notice (6/17/2016 10:15:40 PM):  Lumber Liquidators agrees to not resume sales of inventory of Chinese-Made laminate flooring, continue comprehensive testing program as part of a recall to test: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Lumber-Liquidators-Laminate-Flooring/Google Researcher

6747 terrorist warning system (6/17/2016 10:50:15 PM):  Does the govt still issue a color warning system? Seems like a long, long time since I heard code orange or whatever. This was the terrorist warning system the prev administration started. ,  NOT political, just wondering

6752 Joanne, VT (6/18/2016 6:35:00 AM):  The name of the company that sets up the one week schools for school children that my daughter is teaching for this summer is Envisions. The cost for a student for one week ranges from $1,295 to $3,200.,  Bob, PA

6753 Garbage picking continues (6/18/2016 6:41:44 AM):  We moved from NJ with a month's notice. We had expected at least 3 months for closing....the buyers wanted to close in 2 weeks and we had to put them off to 4 weeks. It is a home we were totally living in so was fully furnished....it was in urban NJ. We gave the buyers most of our stuff for free but there were some things they did not want. I could not find anyone to take our big stuff.....couches, etc......seems nobody uses a wall unit anymore or a giant stereo system setup (I'm old). Salvation Army refused, good will refused, etc etc etc. Our neighbors took as much as they could. We ended up paying 1800GOTJUNK,  Joanie in FL Keys

6755 Ultra Slow Computer! (6/18/2016 8:29:28 AM):  6/10/16 I had to have remote MS Techie remove 2 malware threats from my computer. I was assured by Techie that after removing those threats my computer would run as fast as it did when it was brand new in September 2014. Since those 2 threats have been removed, my computer is running even slower! Especially when I'm on the Refund Cents Website trying to bring up Centsible Chat or Off Topic Chat! Is anyone else having a hard time quickly bringing up the Centsible Chat & Off Topic Chat Web pages in a reasonable amount of time?,  Virginia Ann S VA

6760 Heat (6/18/2016 9:57:12 AM):  I never heard the Satan's kitchen comment before. Today I went out to get garbage can and paper before it started to storm. Was actually pleasant. Much lower humidity. Supposed to be "cool front" coming through. High tomorrow of 84. Never thought I'd be ecstatic to see an 84 degree temp!,  Susan, LA

6764 Redbox (6/18/2016 10:50:05 AM):  I have not rented from Redbox is over a year. Recently I saw something on here about texting a word to 727272 & I did. It was to get codes for discounts on rentals or a free rental now & then. I got response asking for my timezone so they didn't text during normal sleep hours. I sent answer & have yet to get any codes. I want to rent a few movies this coming week but not sure how to activate codes.,  lost

6772 Knees (6/18/2016 11:56:49 AM):  Thank you everyone for your advice and encouragement on knee replacement. I had five doctors appts. from Wed. to Friday so never got back to Chit Chat. I did a quick read but that was it. The MRI was not pleasant and I was pre-medicated. Ever since the brain injury I do not do well in small places like elevators, MRI's or tunnels. Going and coming back from vacation we had to do the tunnels in W.V. and I did nothing but close my eyes and shake!! Thanks again for all your comments and help. ,  Chris, OH

6773 Computer screen (6/18/2016 11:58:33 AM):  Aside of changing percentages is there any other way to adjust the size or width of your screen?,  Rose

6780 Sickening (6/18/2016 3:50:55 PM):  A local Amish couple gave their 14 year old daughter to a sex predator in exchange for help getting out of debt. When police went to the house, they found nine girls ranging in age from 6 months to 18. The 18 year old was the 14 year old who had two babies from the predator. Every girl in the house had a last name of Stoltzfus, which is a very common name for the Amish. The parents and the predator are in jail with $1 million dollar bond. There will be more parents arrested when the authorities find the other parents.,  Bob, PA

6785 nonnis (6/19/2016 7:07:39 AM):  has anyone in CT found the TMF on the thin Nonnis cookies?,  srd

6787 Garage/yard sales (6/19/2016 9:04:00 AM):  I did a garage sale about five years ago and decided it wasn't worth my time and effort for the return investment. I thought I was done. Well, after yesterday's garage sale where I spent about 12 hours of my time getting ready, setting up, guarding my stuff, and sitting in the hot sun and getting a whopping $29.50 (mostly from my coupon stuff), I realize now it is better to give it to a local charity or better yet, to those in need in my family. The good thing is that it forced me to clean out my new house where it was still in utter disarray. Do you all get in these cleaning frenzies where you've had enough and just started cleaning and throwing stuff out?,  Mindy W, MD

6788 Best way (6/19/2016 9:25:43 AM):  My DD was looking for a way to get from the Philadelphia airport to West Chester, PA. Shuttle would cost $237, UBER $35. No wonder that UBER is so popular.,  Bob, PA

6789 My computer's acting strange! (6/19/2016 10:20:00 AM):  I had 2 malware threats removed from my computer 6/10/16 by remote Microsoft Techie. since then, it has been acting very strange on me. I will be in the midst of typing an e-message to someone & mu computer suddenly freezes up on me. I cannot finish typing the message. But I can successfully send that partially typed message! Techie had assured me after the malware was removed that my computer would run as fast as it did when it was brand new September 2014. But if anything, it's running even slower than then! It's very slow to go between pages on Refund Cents Website. Can I blame the new antivirus/malware program I was given? I was given STOPzilla, a program I'd never heard of before!,  Virginia Ann S VA

6791 Bob, PA (6/19/2016 11:42:50 AM):  Seeing the story you posted about yesterday about that slime in Feasterville on FB today. So glad a neighbor finally reported to police she thought something just wasn't "right." ,  special place waiting for him 1 day

6799 No Hamburger (6/19/2016 2:18:16 PM):  Our local foodlion has no loose hamburger meat only a few patties. Apparently someone stole all the hamburger meat. Last I heard at store the police had pulled a truck that the driver was suspected of being the meat thief. Guess someone wanted a huge cookout for fathers day and didn't want to spring for the meat. ,  Vicki, Va.

6803 SB Points (6/19/2016 3:57:08 PM):  Lately I have been getting a lot of points on Swagbucks. Granted some days are slow and I struggle to reach between 50 and 60 points. However the next day or two I do surveys and qualify for at least one or two of them. Yesterday I got 150 points for 2 surveys and today I got a 50 point one. Seems like the surveys are more profitable than in the past. ,  Vicki, Va.

6806 eBay purchase (6/19/2016 5:27:33 PM):  Bought camera on eBay using Buy Now option. The title was "Perfect Condition..." and the ad stated that it was like new condition, very gently used. Only reason selling was b/c got new camera. Paid $50 plus Priority shipping. Buying for my sister who had same model which is not working as well as it used to. She loves this camera and is upset that it's giving out. I was very excited to be able to get this for her. Got message today that my order had been cancelled b/c he tested and it's not working now. I guess anything can happen, and probably just my luck this would happen to ME if I were the seller, but I just have this thought in the back of my head that it was sold elsewhere for more money. I thought it was too good of a price for a camera in such excellent condition. I know I would have asked more or at least made it an auction. So...just venting. ,  Susan, LA

6807 Red Potatoes (bump) (6/19/2016 5:59:18 PM):  Someone told me red skinned potatoes have less sugar & starch than russets, etc. She was a retired nurse. I'd never heard this from anyone else, etc. I like them as baked potatoes. Or in a pot of green beans & ham.,  Loving Those Summer Veggies!

6808 Pinecone Research (6/19/2016 6:07:31 PM):  If anyone were to see any website banners anywhere for Pinecone Research accepting participants, please post on here, I'd very much like to be in it. Thanks!,  Wanting To

6811 Potatoes (6/19/2016 9:02:21 PM):  Can you freeze potatoes? Cooked? Raw?,  Need help

6817 Movie Offers Specific? (6/20/2016 6:45:21 AM):  There are lots of movie tickets offers but I don't want to see the movie - do they come as a generic code or are they really specific?,  Joanie in FL Keys

6826 We could really (6/20/2016 12:06:08 PM):  Use your prayers. Things have not gotten any better yet. In fact they are getting rougher. I am trying to keep positive for everyone but it is becoming more difficult. ,  Thank you

6827 Cleveland Cavs (6/20/2016 12:43:21 PM):  Huge night for basketball fans. The curse is broken for Cleveland teams at last. Every time I watch them they lose so I would only check the score but watched the last ten seconds and watched all the the players and fans reactions. Lebron James is not just a fabulous basketball player but he gives back so much also. ,  Chris, OH

6830 Walmart $5 box (6/20/2016 2:11:00 PM):  I got my first Walmart sample box today and really liked it. My question is,does this come to me automatically every so often or do I need to order it every time it's available......and also how often is it offered? Thanks for any info.,  Georgia,PA

6831 Good Weekend (6/20/2016 2:31:05 PM):  We had our weekend at DH's family reunion. We also had Mother in Law's memorial service. Just friends and family at DH's sister's house for a big dinner. Then sprinkled ashes in the river in which they all played as children and another brother had been sprinkled in also. We flew my Marine son in from FL. He had a time. Stuck in Charlotte Friday night due to weather. So didn't arrive til Saturday afternoon around 2. Then 90 minute delay leaving Sunday eve which put him back to barracks 2 hours late. Hope he didn't get in too much trouble. But so good to see him since I'd not seen him since Easter. He's grown an inch and really beefed up on his muscles with all the physical work outs they do. His father grew til he was 21 so he has a couple more years. Was a good weekend.,  Susan, SC

6835 facebook (6/20/2016 4:03:59 PM):  I just got an email supposedly from Facebook that there was a request to change my password. And let them know immediately if I didn't request it. I am doing nothing unless I know its legit. How do I find out?,  judyb la

6838 Odd ebay transaction (6/20/2016 5:41:00 PM):  I've listed a few things on ebay lately. I sold a few expired ink cartridges that I purchased at a garage sale. They were sealed, and in the description I stated when they expired. One buyer emailed to say the cartridge didn't work and she wanted a refund. I contacted her a few times to ask if she'd tried turning on and off her printer, or being sure there was a good connection, and never heard back. Ebay held the funds in my paypal account, and a month passed. I finally asked ebay to intervene since the buyer wasn't responding, so I didn't know if she got it to work or what happened. I got an email that ebay issued a refund, and the case is now closed. It said "You are not required to reimburse the buyer or eBay, and this case will not be counted in your seller performance evaluation." I'm happy with that solution, but had to read it a few times to be sure I read it right - ebay issued a refund from their funds, not mine!,  Lisa, OH

6852 Online scams (6/21/2016 9:18:40 AM):  RE: Judy's FB question and update on my banking email from few days ago To refresh memories, I did some transactions at my bank. When I got home, had email from "my bank" about my recent change of address, which was not something I had done. This was Friday afternoon and both of the employees I dealt with were gone. Another employee had me verify my address and it had not changed. I called back yesterday and spoke with one of the people I dealt with. He said that he had put my address in on my new acct. and got message that it was nota postal service deliverable address. He had left off "Drive", so technically that constituted an address change & evidently triggered the "address change" email. That made sense and set my mind at ease. So many scams lately. I don't click any links or make any phone calls from info given in the emails.,  Susan,LA

6855 Ongoing scams (6/21/2016 10:06:04 AM):  My DH posted something for sale on backpage last week and has gotten all those fake check scams....some guy sent up a "check" for $1300 (the item for sale is $100), saying his secretary made a mistake and would we please send back a bank check for $1000 and keep the extra money for our inconvenience....all the scams like this have asked for us to mail the item (it is a cap for a pickup....surely not mailable and only $100)....every day brings us something new!!,  Joanie in FL Keys

6856 Vera/ Pinecone Membership (6/21/2016 10:31:40 AM):  Thanks! Got it!,  Wanting To

6857 Debbie,OR (6/21/2016 10:34:08 AM):  How are you doing? I hope you are doing well.I continue to pray for you.,  Sue P., CT

6858 Yard / Garage Sale (6/21/2016 10:36:56 AM):  Sis had a yard sale last year & I joined in with my stuff. I made $50.00 & sweltered all day in the summer heat. Yes, it was $50.00 I didn't have before I started, but all in all. I've since just bagged up & donated my clothes, etc. Mom's now wanting to have a yard sale. If she decides to have it in cooler temps, I might be helping & selling items, but if she wants to do it this summer, I might not. These temps are much too hot to be standing or sitting out there all day long for me.,  Over Heated

6859 Garbage Picking (bump) (6/21/2016 10:46:53 AM):  This is something that I've never done. But I have seen items on curbs sometimes that I'd wished I'd had the nerve to stop for. I love the idea of repurposing items, although I've not ever done any such projects. I have thought up other ways of using items than for their usual purposes. I've had others compliment me on my using of those items, differently. I do frequent yard sales/rummage sales & started attending auctions here & there.,  Re-User

6864 Apple/Amazon settlement (6/21/2016 11:20:48 AM):  Anyone else get an email from Amazon for Amazon credit because of an Apple e-book lawsuit? I received $72.60! That's a nice credit!,  Dianne in GA

6865 plus size shirt recommendation (6/21/2016 11:34:26 AM):  If you wear plus size clothes and have a hard time finding something that fits correctly, I found this shirt I LOVE. I mean, I've now ordered like 20 of them because when I find something that fits, I buy a bunch of them. This is pretty much the only shirt I'm wearing now! BUT here's the cool thing. I found it about two weeks ago and it was on sale on Amazon for $7.50! I don't have a huge chest, but I do have a big butt and big hips. I HATE having to constantly pull down my shirt over my butt. With this shirt I don't have to! It's long enough my butt stays covered. I usually wear a 3X, but their shirts run large so I get a 2X. It does shrink a bit in the wash, but it's really more comfy and didn't shrink enough to affect wear. Also, I hate when the necks are so large and low they show off my chest. This shirt is perfect and modest. I can't recommend this shirt enough! It's made by Woman Within and it's really good quality t-shirt material. I am NOT a clothes horse. I really needed some new shirts. I usually buy my clothes at Walmart because, well, I'm frugal. And I only buy clothes when I HAVE to. So this is an awesome find IMO. When I first bought them the V-neck was on sale for $7.50. Right now the A-Line (scooped neck) is on sale for $8.79. Some styles are $6.29. Go to Amazon and search for: Women's Plus Size Shirred A-Line Tunic The other style: Top In Tunic Length, The Perfect Cotton V-Neck With Shirring Watch the prices. They have a variety of styles. Only the scooped neck and V-neck are ones I have experience with as far as being modest in the front.,  Dianne in GA

6870 Fixer Upper (6/21/2016 1:11:56 PM):  If any of you watch this show, someone broke into Magnolia and shot and killed two of the Gaines goats that were inside of their pens!!! Makes me sick, they are trying to find who did this, the police in Waco said that do not want someone who would do this living in their town. I hope they find them and throw the book at them. Joanna and Chip have 4 young children, how scary for them.,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

6871 From Debbie, OR (6/21/2016 3:26:58 PM):  All your prayers and thoughts seem to be working. Numbers are down again (that's a good thing). Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, but things have been so busy with the kids' finals for school and treatments. I really appreciate the cards and thoughts. I truly do believe that helps. ,  Debbie, OR

6875 central Nevada (6/21/2016 4:30:56 PM):  When you see 'Nevada' what do you think of? I am guessing most people think of sand, dirt and more sand. Well, we went camping in central Nevada (east of Fallon) and even I was surprised. There are mountains over 10,000 ft, at least one creek running so high that DH had to turn around and not do his hike (after he had crossed the creek eight times he gave up - once it was so deep he got the bottom of his shorts wet), etc. I am glad we had the detailed map book (no cell coverage out there) that listed all the Forest Service road numbers since we were driving on dirt/gravel roads most of the and there were no direction signs - just a post with xxx001, etc saying which road it was. We saw antelope and a herd of wild horses crossed our road yesterday. We still need to go through all the photos we took.,  Heather, NV

6876 carpet cleaner machine/company (6/21/2016 4:34:04 PM):  If you hire a carpet cleaning company will they clean around the furniture (couches, etc)? DH doesn't want to move all of the furniture out. I either need to have someone come in and clean our carpets OR I need a new carpet cleaner (prefer upright). Any recommendations on an upright carpet cleaner? ,  Heather, NV

6878 What's wrong with this?? (6/21/2016 5:01:46 PM):  Just saw where a mother whipped her 3 kids with a belt because she learned that they had burglarized a house. Boys are from 10 to 13 years old. Not sure how child protection got involved---but I can guess!---anyway, SHE got arrested!!,  Susan, LA

6880 Prepaid card tip (6/21/2016 5:39:58 PM):  It seems that more rebates are giving prepaid Visa cards instead of checks. I recently had a prepaid card that I purchased (staples/amex deal) for $200. I used it once, then couldn't find it again. I started to panic, but remembered that I had written down all the information from it. I checked the balance (and last place used), and no one had used it. I decided to go ahead and pay an online bill with the remaining balance so I didn't have to worry about it. I then used the other prepaid cards toward the same bill. That way I don't have to carry them all around with me or worry about them getting lost. I generally use the prepaid cards on items I know I won't return (like rebate items or medical bills). I was glad I had written down all the info - the card might turn up, but now I don't have to worry about it!,  Lisa, OH

6888 Service dogs (6/21/2016 6:45:59 PM):  Today I was at a public place and saw a lady with a service dog. The dog did have a vest saying service dog, do not pet but no leash. The lady appeared to have no trouble walking and using her hands/arms. I KNOW people can have disabilities that are not seen and this dog could have been one to detect a seizure or diabetic issues. I have NO problems with the dog in the building. I am asking doesn't the animal have to be on a leash or somehow controlled by the owner and not allowed to walk 3-5 feet behind her while she is walking around? ,  Service

6906 Olympics - would you go? (6/22/2016 6:46:45 AM):  If you were of child bearing age, would you go to Rio knowing the mosquitos carry the Zika virus? ,  Joanie in FL Keys

6908 fabric.com and Amazon (6/22/2016 6:56:04 AM):  I don't buy fabric online very often, but I wanted to try the batting that keeps things cool. Couldn't find it at Joann's or Hobby Lobby. So I went to fabric.com and it was about $6 a yard. Shipping was $6. Decided against it due to the shipping. Thought I'd check Amazon since I have Amazon Prime. Not sure if anyone knew this, but fabric.com is owned by Amazon and they (fabric.com) just happen to be in the town I live in. Anyhow, of course fabric.com sells through Amazon and shipping was FREE. It did NOT say free prime shipping, just free shipping. I searched a few other fabric items on both fabric.com and Amazon. Same price for the items, but shipping was always free at Amazon. So if you ever order from fabric.com, you might want to see if you can get it with free shipping from Amazon.,  Dianne in GA

6912 Computer virus/malware scams (6/22/2016 9:26:43 AM):  I may have been the victim of a computer virus/malware scam! I had posted here 6/10 about getting an onscreen warning that I had 2 malware threats in my computer after visiting a supposedly safe clip art Website. In yesterday's daily newspaper that's distributed in my area, was a warning aimed at residents of James City, VA about a computer virus scam currently making the rounds. The scammers claim to be with Microsoft & say your computer has a virus or malware in it. They'll gain access inside your computer from remote place! I was concerned that I had been hit with this same scam. I got on to Microsoft Website this morning & filed a report with them. They are aware of such scams taking place. I really would have preferred talking to an actual staffer to make sure my contact was legitimate! But at least they have been notified!,  Virginia Ann S VA

6924 Hauser Decoy Mail Agent (6/22/2016 1:11:40 PM):  Just a quick note to those hoping to make money at home entering mail I worked for Hauser about 8 years I received few payments My last payment received was paid thru PayPal and only $1.50 yes that's right and was dated 2 years prior Payments by mail or thru PayPal were never amount owed for the number of mail pieces entered In the beginning I entered 100's it was over 6 months before I received a measly check for under $50 they always claimed to be behind and made promises to catch up that never happened They promised to pay .25 per piece entered I've researched and found many posts by thousands of Hauser decoy agents never or rarely paid I feel like most owed were like me they continued entering mail with hopes they would be paid soon, the longer I entered mail the more I had invested and the deeper I was in I should have given up long ago ,  Ann Nc

6932 HOT (6/22/2016 3:16:28 PM):  97 today and suppose to be 99 tomorrow. I think summer has moved in and made itself at home. We desperately need rain too!!,  Susan, SC

6940 Ebay (6/22/2016 5:05:54 PM):  How do you set your Ebay account to private so no one can see what you've sold or purchased?,  Lisa, CA

6948 Recall Notices (6/22/2016 10:19:45 PM):  Tommee Tippee electric bottle and food warmers recalled by Mayborn USA due to fire hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Tommee-Tippee-Electric-Bottle-and-Food-Warmers-Recalled-by-Mayborn-USA/
The Land of Nod recalls Octopus Rattles due to choking hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/The-Land-of-Nod-Recalls-Octopus-Rattles/Google Researcher

6952 Joanie (6/23/2016 6:25:07 AM):  Yes I am Sue P and live in CT. That's me, my real name.Not that I have to justify to you, but I know people from this board personally and they know that's my name. I have no idea about scams you post and I'm sure there are scams with service dogs.I was commenting on the cheating friends, since you defended the cheating you do with Costcos cards with someone. Your dog friends you didn't seem to have a problem with either. I have family that regularly travel with dogs and guess what-they pay the extra money. My brother once found a hotel where they charged $100 extra.Guess what-he went elsewhere! Bottom line yes I do have a problem with you since you regularly berate others for all kinds of things yet blatant cheating is just dandy when you &/or friends do it.,  Sue P., CT

6957 Virginia Ann (6/23/2016 8:13:21 AM):  One thing you should do is call your credit card company and report that your number has been stolen and state the circumstances. The scammers could duplicate the card and use it anywhere. You should also call your bank and notify them of the scam.,  Bob, PA

6959 Almost Done? (6/23/2016 8:46:22 AM):  Every time I think I am done with "school" for the summer, something comes up. We receive a new set of math workbooks each year as part of our original purchase of our current series. However, this is not done automatically by the company. Fortunately our school secretary called me to ask if I knew when the workbooks would be delivered this summer. (They are renovating parts of our building.) This led me to call the company and find out that we have a new rep to deal with. I also had to fill out the "free" workbook request form. I did 3 of the grades correctly but then I messed up the shipping address on the Algebra request. Our bills are sent over to the main business office in the middle of town and the books need to be shipped directly to our school which is on the other end of town. I realized my error late last night. However, it took me 2 hours this morning to finally find the real phone number and actually talk to a real person to have them correct my mistake. I really hate computerized things that don't allow you to preview and correct things first. Oh well -- off to housecleaning now. Maybe I will finish the file drawers that I took home from school before the end of the month!,  Joanne VT

6966 Sue P. (6/23/2016 11:05:39 AM):  Sue thank you for being an online friend. You were so supportive of me 4 years ago when I was ill and missed the entire first quarter of school. Also, I'm glad you are trying to stay above the "drama." Sometimes our off-topic board behaves like my middle school students! ,  Joanne VT

6967 Foy Code (6/23/2016 11:21:16 AM):  qbp9mh0m8 for 29 points for one more.,  Vicki, Va.

6970 Sue P, (6/23/2016 1:09:26 PM):  I can't find your email, please email me. Is your daughter still in Lincoln? ,  Teresa, NE

6971 For anyone having trouble with Windows 10 or 8 (6/23/2016 1:10:08 PM):  You may want to go to www.classicshell.net and read about it. All of our computers came with Windows 10 but the salesman at Staples said most don’t like windows 10 and he downloaded classic shell for us. Seems like XP to me and works fine.,  Dee, Wa

6974 Dinner--Ugh (6/23/2016 2:15:16 PM):  ok...all my ideas are getting boring. It's like almost 98 or so here today. Just trying to think of something to cook tonight. Fixed chicken the past two nights. May just fix bacon and eggs. What about you??,  Susan, SC

6982 Directions (6/23/2016 3:21:41 PM):  I understand MapQuest. I have a GPS. I can't figure out how to get directions to Maryland from Maine that does NOT include the George Washington Bridge. I understand the Tappen Zee Bridge works out better. Crazy how non directional I am! One year my ex told me just keep going North and East coming home and I missed a turn and if I went over the bridge I'd be in Canada! Added 4 hours to the trip! So, how do I punch in NO! George Washington Bridge? By the way, coming from Philly PA last year the GPS said it was an 8 hour trip, it took 17 hours! 3 hour backup on the George Washington Bridge and three hour backup on Route 90 due to an accident. I'd like to know how to find this myself. TIA,  Diane ME

6984 Ray/Jay (6/23/2016 5:15:46 PM):  You CRACKED ME UP! DH and I just watched a movie. He couldn't fall asleep last night - I didn't have that problem - and watched this movie and wanted me to see it, too. We had a break this afternoon and watched "Labor Day" with Kate Winslow and Josh Brolin (free on Amazon Prime). Our tears were still wet from the movie when you made me laugh. Thanks again, my friend.,  Marion, CA

6993 Court case here (6/23/2016 7:28:48 PM):  In our county, finally after 3 years, a horrible event has come to trial. This happened in the school I teach at. The little girl attended school in the classroom next to me. http://www.wyff4.com/news/trial-for-woman-who-says-she-killed-her-children-shot-her-husband-begins-monday/40069726 This rocked the community around the school at the time. The mother was a very involved parent and seen often at the school. Such a sad sad situation. The husband is permanently disabled and unable to probably ever live on his own. But I'm happy she did not get off on an insanity plea. The news said she will spend the rest of her life in jail.,  Susan, SC

6999 Recall Notices (6/23/2016 10:36:32 PM):  3M recalls hard hats due to shock hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/3M-Recalls-Hard-Hats/
HP recalls batteries for HP and Compaq Notebook Computers due to fire and burn hazards: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/HP-Recalls-Batteries-for-HP-and-Compaq-Notebook-Computers/
October Mountain Products recalls hanging bow scales due to impact and laceration hazards: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/October-Mountain-Products-Recalls-Hanging-Bow-Scale/Google Researcher

7000 Britain (6/24/2016 12:01:32 AM):  Britain voted to leave the European Union Thursday. Lots of speculation as to how it will affect the stock market today. ,  Laurie, MN

7001 Debbie, OR (6/24/2016 3:31:32 AM):  I am reading OTCC for several days back and I saw your post how well you are doing- your numbers are down.. I just wanted to say how glad I am you are doing better. Yeah!! I am happy for you!,  Donna A in GA

7002 Debbie, OR (6/24/2016 3:31:33 AM):  I am reading OTCC for several days back and I saw your post how well you are doing- your numbers are down.. I just wanted to say how glad I am you are doing better. Yeah!! I am happy for you!,  Donna A in GA

7003 World Economy (6/24/2016 4:45:40 AM):  Watching CNBC and Brexit. This will rock the world markets. All of us who have a retirement plan will immediately lose hundreds if not thousands of dollars today. Will be a rocky road for the next few days in the market.,  Susan, SC

7004 Disney stock (6/24/2016 5:27:54 AM):  My sweet niece will be 7 in August and I want to start buying her stock for her birthday and Christmas. I want to start with a share of Disney stock. Does anyone have any experience with buying one share of stock? Thanks, ,  Proud Aunt

7012 WV flooding (6/24/2016 8:21:14 AM):  Been watching the WV flooding. It's about an hour from all of DH's various cousins and family. Just terrible.,  Susan, SC

7018 Bridal shower question (6/24/2016 10:52:29 AM):  I have been invited to a bridal shower for my boyfriend's daughter. Are bridal shower gifts typically bought from the wedding registry? Or do people do something different? While I do know her and like her, I don't know her well enough to give a personal gift (I remember when I was younger, bridal shower gifts might be a nighty for the honeymoon, etc.). Should I pick something off the registry or do you have a better idea?,  Future stepmother of the bride

7021 Prayers please (6/24/2016 11:53:26 AM):  My friend E is not doing well.She has had a few setbacks and has rallied back some. But the immunotherapy did not work.Oral chemo was helping (not curing) but she had to be off a couple weeks.She has restarted but her only choices were that or no treatment. With no treatment her cancer is so aggressive that she would only have a few weeks.My heart breaks for her and her family.Please pray for a miracle.,  Sue P., CT

7030 What would you do (6/24/2016 1:38:14 PM):  Let's say you have been diagnosed with cancer. You have surgery and it appears it was caught early and the surgeon was able to get it all. The surgeon tells you everything is good and if he were your oncologist he would say nothing else is needed but he still has to send you to an oncologist. You see an oncologist who says no chemo or radiation needed but he does recommend a drug that may reduce your chances of the cancer returning to 4%. Without the drug he estimates an 8% chance of cancer returning. The drug does have side effects and after taking it for 2 1/2 months the side effects are really bad and with your oncologist you stop the drug. Would you try something else or do you feel the 4/8% isn't significant enough to try something else and possibly have horrible side effects again and have to stop that drug. Thanks for all opinions... ,  Cancer

7033 MALWARE BYTES (6/24/2016 2:14:06 PM):  Virginia Ann /S.VA. Many thanks for the info on the download for the Malware Bytes. Sorry I took so long getting back to you. Been a busy week-had my wellness exam and dental appt. Now have to get to the eye Dr. Then I will be done for awhile. Everything looked A-OK so that was good news. Take care and have a great weekend.,  Jeri/Co

7036 Tulsa, OK postcards (6/24/2016 2:48:20 PM):  I want to purchase postcards that have Tulsa on the front of them. I live here and my grandkids enjoy getting cards from me. BUT I looked and looked today and there was not a store that had them. Any suggestions?,  Tulsa Granny

7045 unexpected bill (6/24/2016 4:16:30 PM):  Today we got a bill in the mail from the oral surgeon who worked on my daughter - 4 years ago! I know good and well we paid our co-pay but I don't have proof. And if we hadn't paid you know we would have been hounded long before this. But how do I handle this? It would have been paid with debit card, credit card check or Care Credit. I doubt any of them have the records from back then,  judyb la

7050 RAOK Disney Fandango Codes (6/24/2016 7:08:13 PM):  Hello all! I have a few codes (that I traded pp for, but wasn't able to use) that expire Thursday, June 30th. You must go through the Fandango app or the Fandango website to use these promo codes. They are for $5 off a Disney movie ticket. Please email me if you plan on going to the movies in the next few days. Lorena3Med89 at gmail com,  Lorena, TX

7052 Test Drive Reminders (6/24/2016 8:43:48 PM):  Thanks for the recent reminders to check on/follow up with test drives done. Thankfully I have a folder with all of my copies. I still had not received the Lincoln, Ford, and Kia. After checking up on Lincoln (via the link in the email) I found they had already added my code, without letting me know. So, 1 down. I emailed Ford, for the 3rd time, and this time they finally answered that they had my code. Whoo hoo! Now just to wait for Kia. :) Thanks again for the reminders or I would not have pushed for my "gifts".,  Lorena, TX

7054 think this is a scammer? (6/24/2016 10:07:53 PM):  A woman I work with, 76, works full-time & has a mortgage, been a widow 20+ yrs. I have not known her long & really like her. She signed up for a dating service over a yr ago & met a few men. None of them worked out, some were scammers. I think, she hasn't come out & said it, but had feeling she might of given "loans" to 1 or more & never saw a dime. Enter this man who sends her a friend request on FB. She doesn't know him from Adam. He sends PM read your FB page, you seem like such a nice, kind woman, would you friend me? She did (lonely gives temp insanity sometimes & I sure hope I am wrong). They text daily & he calls her. He claims he lives in a state that borders ours and has a business "but wants to sell it, find his love & be happy his remaining days with her." Today she mentions he has a French accent. Alarms go off in my head. I hope he is for real but worried she will somehow be taken advantage of. She is lonely for the companionship of a male & so easy prey. I am worried he is one of those guys in Nigeria calling her. You can have a fake phone number show on caller id these days. Maybe I watched to much Dr Phil but he has had women that are hell-bent the man that "loves her" but they never even met, isn't a cat-phisher. There was 1 woman sending thousands of dollars to her U.S. citizen love because he couldn't get out of Nigeria, they took away his passport and money accusing him of something he didn't do. All the while he isn't some white man employed overseas, he is a black man that only phishes for lonely women. Once they get all her money (1 was going to lose her house!) they move on to the next. There is a way to check a photo on FB to see if it is cloned from another persons FB account. Anyone know how you check? I'd like to see if his picture belongs to someone else. She claims he gave her his address, his DD & DSIL's address, etc, but all could be so fake. Really don't want her to be hurt. ,  sorry this is so long

7068 Foy Code (6/25/2016 11:41:05 AM):  dw2ztoge8 for 39 points for 1 more.,  Vicki, Va.

7070 Dark tees (6/25/2016 1:24:30 PM):  Any suggestions to keep dark tees looking nearly new? I purchased the Woolite detergent for dark clothes, use cold water, etc., but I'm wondering if there are other secrets to keeping the shirts dark. This happens to be a concert tee.,  Sue S., MN

7074 Heads up-La. folks (6/25/2016 4:07:01 PM):  Had lunch with a friend today. She told me that she got stopped for expired lic. plate. Told officer that she is very conscientious about sending in the renewal as soon as she receives it in the mail. He told her that due to budget problems, State is no longer mailing out notices to everyone---just some---and it's up to us to remember when plates are due, just like with our inspection stickers. She immediately went to OMV to take care of it and asked the clerk about it. She was told the same thing, not everyone receives a notice. Not sure how they determine who receives a reminder in the mail. I just had another friend tell me that this happened to a friend of hers also. Between the ticket, lic. renewal, late fees and interest---almost $500! So I just marked my calendar b/c I KNOW I won't remember by the time 2018 rolls around. ,  Susan, LA

7075 Blessings (6/25/2016 4:38:48 PM):  Things have been a little tight since I am paying some hospital bills off when my husband had visits that weren't at the VA hospital. I just paid off a loan that was $421 a month so that is giving relief; and have some other bills paying off soon. Last week a church member brought a large bag of veggies from his garden. (all things that I just ran out of.) It was time for mowing again. A teacher friend at school is teaching some of her students to volunteer and help people. They have done other lawns and wanted to do ours. It turned out that she was the only one who showed up and mowed both of our yards. She didn't want anything except that we pray for her, her children and her class each day. What a blessing! Our blessings are not always in $$'s. God is so good.,  Janice/Ok

7076 Granddaughter Humor (6/25/2016 4:40:47 PM):  I can remember if I shared this or not. Heidi (21 months old) was playing with my phone and said Cheese as she snapped a picture of her feet and legs. She knows more about using my phone than I do.,  Janice/Ok

7077 Big Brother Fans? (6/25/2016 4:43:19 PM):  I am loving it this season. I am glad that James and Nicole are back. I am already for DaVonne to leave.,  Janice/Ok

7079 Happy traveler (6/25/2016 6:35:39 PM):  I mentioned that my daughter had found Uber to be cheaper than the shuttle bus from Philly to West Chester ,PA. When she got to the Philly airport, she looked at the ground transportation and saw that public buses went to West Chester with one bus change for $3.25 total. That left her 1.8 miles to the school where she's teaching. She started hiking when an elderly couple stopped in their car and asked her what was she doing walking in the road (there weren't any sidewalks.) They offered her a ride and convinced her that she would be safer if she road with them, so they took her to the dorm where she was staying for her teaching session. How lucky is that?,  Bob, PA

7081 My son (6/25/2016 6:48:31 PM):  My son (in Marines) was chosen to go represent the Marines tonight at the Aaron Tippin concert in Jacksonville. He texted us a while ago and he was hanging out with him in the band bus. Great experience for him. He's loving life right now.,  Susan, SC

7082 Niagara Falls Info (6/25/2016 7:24:14 PM):  My husband and I were just talking that we have never been to Niagara Falls and thought that might be a destination this summer. Any thoughts on what to see and do and where to stay? Thanks for any info. Have always heard to go to Canadian side.,  Bev, IN

7083 Harvest (6/25/2016 7:40:06 PM):  The garden harvest is really starting to pop. Picking things every day. Busy with freezing things & eating. This is the best year for my Zuchinni & squash I have seen. We are keeping beetles under control with milky spore & Neem oil. Garden fresh Zuchinni & squash are so good. Cucumbers popping left & right too. Love refrigerator pickles & freezing some too. I froze pickles last year & they were very nice & crispy. Green peppers & beans just getting started. Tomatoes are big but just need to get some color.,  Vicki, Va.

7088 Waterbeds (6/25/2016 8:07:21 PM):  Is it me or does it seem that people don't have or buy waterbeds anymore? I remember 20 years ago they were the rage but now I don't hear anything about them.,  Mindy W, MD

7093 Test Drives (6/25/2016 9:48:51 PM):  It's been a really long time since i've done any test drives. Are there any out there currently I can sign up for that anyone knows of?,  Gina A, VA

7097 Bumping/car registration (6/26/2016 5:19:44 AM):  I am pretty sure in Michigan your license plate is always tied to your birthday. They prorate the cost based on that no matter when you buy your plate. Then you know you have to renew on or before your birthday. We have always gotten notices in the mail. We get tabs for the plate so you keep the plate for a long time and just keep adding tabs with new dates. They are adding more online services so you can do most transactions online now. Which is a good thing because they wait times are usually horrible. This year I was able to renew my license online and they sent me a new one with the old picture new expiration date. If you want a new picture you have to go in. We call it Secretary of State in Michigan, I know other states use different terms, for these services. ,  Doreen,MI

7102 Melon (6/26/2016 7:50:19 AM):  I bought a sweet melon. Inside it should have been orange. But this one was white inside. I didn't know if it would be good to eat. But did, and was very good. But does anyone know why it was white inside?,  Tammy.

7103 Emails in folder disappearing on phone (6/26/2016 8:39:01 AM):  Why are lots of my emails that I put to save in folders, all of a sudden disappeared? I had put some recipies etc in seperate folders in my inbox to save. They were there for months, and now are gone. Do they automatically go away after so long? Gosh, I wish I had all these recopies back. ,  Larie/ky

7109 Good kid (6/26/2016 9:31:29 AM):  Our GD, age 12, has offered to go with a church group to Long Island today and help some of the properties that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The group will be sleeping at a church on the Atlantic side on their own air mattresses for a week. She is extremely mature for a 12 year old and we couldn't be more proud.,  Bob, PA

7119 Lake Michigan (6/26/2016 2:42:24 PM):  My mom and I are going on a road trip in July to Wisconsin. There is a festival in West Bend we want to go to. My kids are going with us and my 9 year old has always wanted to see a Great Lake. I'm not sure why, but anyways... So we'll be driving from West Bend back towards Arkansas and it looks like we'll be pretty close to Lake Michigan around Milwaukee area and south of there. We won't go right by the Lake, but were is a good place to go through to get a good view of Lake Michigan? Is there a park or something we could go to? Just looking at Mapquest some of the small towns that are close we could visit look to be WhiteFish Bay, Shorewood, or even further south Racine. Any of those have good Lake Michigan viewing spots? ,  Rachel, AR

7125 Service dogs (6/26/2016 3:21:29 PM):  My friend was telling me that she went to mass a few weeks ago. The substitute priest was blind and had service dog. As he began the service, with his dog at his side, the deacon realized the priest was facing the wrong way. He reached out to take him by the shoulders to turn him to face the congregation. The priest jumped. The dog leapt up and began growling, as he nudged his way between the priest and the deacon. She said it was kind of scary. Priest said that as long as the dog was wearing the vest, he was working and his job is to get between his master and any perceived danger. I had 2 thoughts: One, priest should have informed everyone who would be participating in the service beforehand what was to be expected and how the dog would react to situations. Two, the deacon should have told the priest that he needed to turn whichever way was appropriate or at least let him know that he would be touching him. After the situation was resolved, the priest took the vest off the dog. The dog went about 2 or 3 feet away from the priest, but continued to watch him. She said it was funny b/c the dog had to scratch, so the congregation began to laugh. The priest didn't understand b/c he couldn't see what the dog was doing. So the deacon explained. She said it was vry interesting to see and most people were paying more attention to the dog, than to the message. ,  susan, la

7138 Family Reunion Weekend (6/27/2016 2:16:25 AM):  We just got home a few hours ago from MN and the family reunion. We had so much fun!! Two guys that really aren't related to our cousins but are friends of our cousins came again. Both of them say they are cousins of ours and joke about the crazy family they are related to! There were a grand total of 42 there on Saturday which is the largest crowd we've had in awhile. Cousins we hadn't met from Kansas were there; I think they will be coming to all the reunions from now on! Then there's Brenner!!! What a happy, fun boy he is!! He has lost a lot of his "chubby tummy" and is walking! He talks a little but he understands everything that is said. He likes to "high five"; fist pump; hug; kiss; and runs like the wind scattering toys for someone to pick up!! He is going to Minneapolis for a checkup on Tuesday. The hole is his heart is very small now so might not need surgery for that. He sure can eat!! Mike and Brittany are such great parents and they work with him every day on skills. We all ate too much and we had so much fun. Looking forward to doing it again...next year!,  Google Researcher

7139 my dryer (6/27/2016 8:08:58 AM):  My dryer STINKS! It is a front loader. It's just over a year old. I think it has a sensor. If we put it on normal the clothes are still pretty damp. We usually put it on more dry or whatever the setting says. It's the highest setting for 40 minutes. Usually that works fine. I always clean the lint trap. Sometimes the clothes are still a little wet on the highest setting. Our house is 30 years old. Should I have a vent cleaned out or something? I'm not overloading it either. Last night I put in about 10 t-shirts. Lots of room in dryer. Went to fold them this morning and they were damp. Any ideas what I can do?,  Dianne in GA

7149 Service Dogs bumping up (6/27/2016 2:10:59 PM):  When I read the story about the priest and his service dog it reminded me of the first "service Dog" I ever encountered. When I was about 6 yrs old there was a visually impaired man that started coming to our Sunday services. He had a "leader dog". He always sat in the front row so there would be room for the dog without crowding anyone else. Well, the dog would fall asleep about 20 min. into the service and begin to snore. My brother and I had to work VERY hard to stifle our giggles. We thought it was hilarious to hear a dog snore.,  Shelly K MI

7150 Vote request (6/27/2016 2:16:57 PM):  The girls state champions in golf this year are up for team of the year. They are a great group and I am am requesting votes for them. It is a one time thing. Click the link and choose ATLANTIC, IA. No registration. Very quick and easy. THANKS! http://www.kmaland.com/sports/after-five-days-of-voting-last-week-it-s-time/poll_ee7d49d4-39fe-11e6-af0d-0b45a11363d6.htmlShelby, Iowa

7159 Humor... (6/27/2016 4:34:38 PM):  Three sisters age 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96 year old draws a bath, puts her foot in and pauses. She yells down the stairs, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?" The 94 year old yells back, "I don't know I'll come up and see." She starts up the stairs and pauses then she yells, "Was I going up the stairs or coming down?" The 92 year old was sitting at the kitchen table having tea and listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful." She knocks on wood for good measure. She then yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door.",  Google Researcher

7162 Bev, IN Niagara Falls (6/27/2016 4:46:15 PM):  Bumping this up!! I *loved* the Embassy Suites!! I think we stayed on the 12th floor. We could look down and see into the restaurant. Hubby had taken me for my 50th birthday, so I really wanted to do it right and have a view of the falls! There was a small window that opened, and I left it open the entire stay, just to hear the falls, amazing. Also, woke up early and took the most breathtaking pictures of sunrise coming up over the American falls. Worth nothing - Most hotels have valet parking only and park off site. But there aren't many ways around that. I hear some people park at the casino next door and walk, but I didn't want to risk getting a ticket, so we went with the valet. Have a fantastic time!! ,  Julie in Mass

7168 steam iron (6/27/2016 5:59:53 PM):  I need to purchase a new steam iron. I really like a teflon bottom. I recently bought a t-fal iron but you can’t see the water line when you fill it up. I really need a good steam iron. Any suggestions?,  Laurie,Ohio

7171 Kohl's vent (6/27/2016 8:05:40 PM):  I had some Yes2you reward money to use. I needed some underwear. I have found a Hanes X tremendous temp brand I like, I priced it out at Target before stopping at Koh's. It was 9.99 for a 3 pack. At Koh's it was 26.00 for a 3 pack, but get this they had a special, buy one get 2nd one for half off. Wow such a deal! Of course I went back to Taget to get the underpants. I even found one special marked pkg with 4 pair for 9.99. so I got 7 pair for less than 3 pair at Kohl's. I ended up getting some clearance jewelry with my reward at Koh's. I know you can get good deals with discounts coupons etc, but that is a ridiculous markup. I mean they were not some kind of designer product they were just Hanes. ,  Doreen,Mi

7180 Louisianna crawfish co (6/28/2016 8:03:49 AM):  anybody live near LA crawfish company or King Cake in Natchitaches LA 71457 ? I don't know if they have other locations in LA. ,  louise, oh

7183 Passport question (6/28/2016 8:32:42 AM):  I have had a passport for a few years now. I recently moved. Do I need to somehow change the address given for my passport and if so, how do I do that? ,  Moved

7187 PHoenix/ Scottsdale, Arizona (6/28/2016 9:13:35 AM):  yes, call me crazy but we are going there in a few weeks... we are staying with friends at their time share at Westin villas...Has anyone been at the villas that can offer suggestions/ ideas?? The place looks wonderful. we have read all the reviews ( mostly good ones) but am asking for any tried and true ideas/ suggestions for both the villas and the neighboring westin resort ( which we can use) yes concerned with the heat so any ideas for tolerating the intense heat ( with no humidity) and any other MUST do's would be appreciated We will have a full kitchen so any hints for food stores nearby or tourist attractions nearby would also be great for us. THANKS !,  pa traveler

7188 Need Jar/Bottle opener (6/28/2016 9:22:53 AM):  Because of the arthritic inflammation on my hands I don’t have a grip and am unable to open many bottles and jars. I have purchased the Twistoff Jar and Bottle Opener from Amazon, but with a very weak grip it doesn’t help that much. There are many jars that I still cant open. Does anyone know if there is any device out there that can help? ,  Rosie

7191 jar opener (6/28/2016 10:46:07 AM):  I have the Black and Decker jar opener and love it. Sometimes I have something that is too tall so I have to wait for family to open but overall 95% of stuff I open with it. It automatically adjusts to width of jars too. I have severe RA and my hands are a mess. LOVE my opener!!,  CK,WA

7194 Life is rough right now (6/28/2016 11:16:36 AM):  If you prayer warriors could say a few extra prayers for our family it would help a lot. Things are not going well for us at the moment. I am taking it day by day and trying to look for the good in each day. Although some days are harder then others.,  Thank you all!

7198 My sister (6/28/2016 11:38:48 AM):  My sister (I have posted many times about her problems) was admitted to the hospital Sunday with kidney shutdown. Apparently she had an infection she was not aware of and with the extreme temps in AZ she became dehydrated. They said if she had waited any longer she may have had to go on dialysis. She is going home today, and they said her numbers are back to normal. They really can't explain how it got so bad so quickly and how it cleared up so quickly. She had blood work and work up done a few months ago because of her past cancer. Kidneys and everything was fine then. She did refuse to go a treatment center for addictions that I had all set up for her two weeks ago. She said she didn't want to waste a year of her life. So we have to accept she has decided how she wants to live her life and we can't do anything about it. She does understand though that the only help coming from us will be to help her get the treatment she needs for her addictions and issues. She understands and knows we still love her and we will still be in touch, but we won't bail her out with money.,  Doreen, MI

7200 Vacation Accomdation Prices (6/28/2016 12:17:05 PM):  Just wondering what people are willing to pay for hotel prices these days? I prefer to keep it to around $100 per night. We don't travel all that much since we started building our new house 10 years ago. We do travel to Gettysburg PA to see our daughter and occasionally will go half-way the night before after we get home from work. Most of our traveling involves local campgrounds. We really like the Vermont State Parks -- Lean-to sites. They usually cost $27.00 per night on Lake Champlain.,  Joanne VT

7211 Painting question (6/28/2016 3:16:21 PM):  Is it better to paint a room before or after you have carpeting installed? My husband will be doing the painting and the carpet will be installed professionally. Something tells me to paint beforehand in case my husband drips the paint on the floor but I hate for him to do all that work and the installers ruin the paint job.,  KAL

7215 Consumer Cellular (6/28/2016 4:51:03 PM):  Any one have pros and cons for Consumer Cellular basic cell phone service with AARP discount? Is their customer service USA based? I was thinking of a JItterbug phone but consumer cellular sounds more like what I want. Replacing flip Tracfone service because Tracfone changed my phone and I don't like the small cheap phone they sent.,  Carolyn NY

7217 mom's estate issues (6/28/2016 5:12:10 PM):  Mom's estate taxes are done and sent in (happy dance!). I called Dbrother this morning and proposed that I send him and Dsis the paperwork from the CPA (I guess we each get a credit on our 2016 taxes) and then he and she sign/return a sheet that they got the paperwork. And, we hold off on the rest of the distribution until Jan 2018 (since we will be sending in paperwork for the IRS to audit everything in the next 18 months). He agreed. Now waiting for Dsis to call me back so I can propose the same thing to her. If (big IF) she agrees then I am telling the estate lawyer that we don't need his services anymore and to send me the final bill. If Dsis refuses then I will mail the CPA paperwork to the lawyer so HE can send them to my Dbrother and Dsis to sign a document (and we pay him to do it, which is dumb to me). Since Dsis got most of her money and is back to talking to me I hope she agrees. ,  Heather, NV

7220 small table top cooler (6/28/2016 5:47:37 PM):  Hi, I recently stayed at a hotel where there was a small tabletop cooler filled with hard boiled eggs. I have googled around and not found anything. Ideas appreciated,  hbnj

7221 Reunion (6/28/2016 5:52:09 PM):  I would like your input Ladies. There are several venues that I have selected for the Navy reunion next year. They are James Buchanan's home Wheatland, the Amish Farmhouse, Sight and Sound, and Shady Maple smorgasbord. I have to choose more and the possibilities are. 1. The outlets-Rockvale outlets and Tanger outlets. The latter is a little more upscale. 2. The Kitchen Kettle Village which is a group of stores and restaurants, some with Amish themes. 3.Root's Farmer's Market. This has just about everything, produce, crafts, flowers, livestock auctions, clothing, Amish canned jams and relish. You can even talk to some Amish men, who hang out with other of the same, patiently waiting as their wives shop. Stephen Foster's home. 4. There are a few dinner theatres which are fail, but provide a relaxing place. All of the married men bring their wives, although there are a few widowers. Your thoughts would be appreciated.,  Bob, PA

7225 Bumping Need Bottle/Jar Opener (6/28/2016 7:42:24 PM):  Thanks for your responses and suggestions. I did research at Amazon for the B&Decker Lids Off Jar Opener and read great reviews. As I was about to make a purchase I noticed that this item comes in three colors and each color had a different price. The code numbers for the B&D Lids Off Jar Opener are JW200 White, JW200B Black, and JW200BW for stainless steel. Their prices range from $25 To $119. It doesn't matter to me what color I get as long as the product can make it possible for me to open bottles and jars. Why is it that with each of these products being the same item why do the prices range just because it's a different color? Can anyone explain?,  Rosie


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