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Shower curtains (8/7/2016 6:50:32 PM):  I have a 'cloth' shower curtain and feel like it needs a liner. However, I really hate to bother putting up a liner because I don't like the task of hanging it up on those rings. I have company coming and want to ensure the bathroom looks great. Other then that, the shower is never used. What would you do?,  Mindy W, MD

9204 push button car starter (8/8/2016 3:03:19 AM):  Our 2015 Toyota Rav4 has a push button start/stop. DH drives the car about once a week and usually drives a 1998 F150 truck. A few times we have stopped the car and I figured out that he turned off the engine before putting the car in park and thought it was weird. Well, on Sunday I saw him almost push the start/stop button when we were going about 55 mph. I luckily reached out and was asking what he was doing. It turns out he was trying to turn off the cruise control. I am thinking I have to tell 'someone' (I will fill out a safety concern on later this morning) since that could have been deadly if he had turned off the engine while we were going that speed and in the traffic. I am also thinking I should figure out a way to cover the button once the car is started. Any other suggestions? I know this is one of the reasons I woke up after 2+ hours of sleep and can't get back to sleep. ,  Heather, NV

9207 So far, so good (8/8/2016 7:16:50 AM):  I think that Brazil has done an excellent job in presenting the Olympics on a very low budget. They have spent 1/10 of what the UK spent for the London Olympics. Their economy is a mess, and corruption everywhere in the government. As of yesterday they have over a million tickets that have not been sold, I suspect from the Zika virus. ,  Bob, PA

9208 home again (8/8/2016 7:24:40 AM):  We went to Jacksonville Naval Air Base to visit our son this weekend. Base is pretty big. We had a wonderful time. Went down to St. Augustine which was only about 30 miles south. But walked around there all day and enjoyed the shops and historical buildings. We went into a Medical hospital for a tour/history of old time medicine. That was interesting but scary. They believed in "bleeding" people and amputations pretty often. Daughter who is almost to be an RN found it real interesting too. My marine has about 6 more weeks of training before he gets 30 days leave. Then he'll deploy. So enjoying him while we can. Now back to work for me on Wednesday...bum...I need to win the lottery!,  Susan, SC

9215 what was discussed (8/8/2016 9:10:12 AM):  Is it just me / my family or do you have problems with people remembering topics that were discussed and agreed to? I just got off the phone with DD. I reminded her that we planned, in May, to go see Grandma & Grandpa again on Labor Day weekend. I got the 'you and dad must have decided, but I wasn't told'. No, I remember that she also talked to Grandma about coming with us and we would celebrate her and Grandpa's birthday at the same time. I am almost to the point of writing everything down and having everyone sign off that we at least discussed it, but we can change our mind later.,  Heather, NV

9220 for anyone downsizing their life (8/8/2016 10:42:04 AM):  Google Researcher on this board announced she & her husband were downsizing to a smaller home. I tried to get her NAZ from her. She e-mailed that she respectfully wishes to remain "anonymous" on this board. And I respect her wishes. I had written an inspirational poem for her. But realized it was suitable for anyone who is downsizing their life! I now share it with you guys! You've made the decision to downsize your home. One that's filled with warm memories. How scarey the thought you are leaving a place that for years suited you to the T's! And as far as the place you are moving into, its age not matters how old. For I'm sure it has many more stories that are just waiting to be told!,  Virginia Ann S VA

9223 Broken url...Posting # 39213 (8/8/2016 10:48:09 AM): Researcher

9230 Iams best price? (8/8/2016 2:18:24 PM):  There was a nice $8/2 bags of Iams food (6 pounds or larger). Any idea on where the best place to purchase would be? I did see Target has a 15lb bag for $17.99, and a $10 gift card when you buy 2.....that would be $18 for 30 pounds, or .60 per pound after deal and coupon. Just thought I'd see if anyone knew of a better deal (maybe even on a smaller bag)?,  Lisa, OH

9234 where to go for anniversary (8/8/2016 4:18:19 PM):  We live in Ohio and I am not a big traveler. Can anyone make any suggestions on where to go in October or early November for an anniversary trip. I was thinking somewhere warm but I don’ know if that is hurricane season in the Bahamas or not. I was also thinking somewhere in Florida like Sanibel Island. We are celebrating our 30th and I wanted to plan a surprise trip for my hubby. I just am kind of stumped. We have been to Mexico and I have no desire to go anywhere I have to be worried about drinking the H2o. I sound like a wimp but I don’t have really any ideas. ,  Chicken to Travel Far Away

9249 Sunshine, posting # 39239 (8/8/2016 10:45:21 PM):  I don't know what a power recliner is...would you please enlighten me? I could look it up but I'd rather get a review besides finding out what it is. Thanks so much!!,  Google Researcher

9256 Recipes (8/9/2016 5:09:06 AM):  Does anyone have a canning recipe for spaghetti sauce that they have tried & liked? I wanted to make some this tear & now my Kroger no longer carries the seasoning packet to make it.,  cathy oh

9257 passport picture (8/9/2016 6:44:03 AM):  where is the cheapest place to get a photo done for a passport?? TIA!!,  cheryl ny

9263 Today (8/9/2016 8:06:21 AM):  Today is primary voting day here in Vermont. Hopefully we will get a break from all of the political calls for a couple of days. I had 10 calls last night when I was out of the house from 5:30-8:30 pm! We still get political mail for our daughter who got married and moved out 13 years ago. Thank goodness for answering machines. All calls will definitely be screened until after the November election. Since our voting place is at the school that I work in, I may try to sneak up and see if some of my dept.'s purchases orders have arrived and get the books and materials sorted out.,  Joanne VT

9274 Tomatoes (8/9/2016 10:49:10 AM):  I have all the salsa, hot sauce, chili starter and pasta sauce I need. We have no use for frozen whole tomatoes. What does everyone like to do with their bounty once you have eaten all the fresh tomatoes?,  Shelby

9283 Bridal Shower help (8/9/2016 3:13:38 PM):  I am having a couples bridal shower for my daughter. I want to give a little thank you gift to everyone. I have decided on getting 2 birdseed bells and putting together to look like wedding bells. I would LOVE some ideas on a cute saying I could put near them. Like Thanks for sharing our special day but want to tie something in the saying with bells. Any thoughts? Thank you so much for the help. Sharon :) ,  Sharon W/WI

9285 Back to work (8/9/2016 3:18:15 PM):  Aargh...Did not win the lottery so have to go back to work tomorrow. Tomorrow is regular hours then Thursday is 11-7 due to back to school event in late afternoon. Kids start next week on the 16th. But if I were home all the time, I'd probably gain a lot of weight. I snack and shop way too much!!,  Susan, SC

9290 Teacher Question (8/9/2016 4:29:54 PM):  For those of you who teach in the Public School System. Does your school serve dinners to its poor students receiving free breakfast and lunch. Palm Beach County Schools are now serving dinners in 15 of our lowest performing schools for the children who attend after school programs 5 days a week. These children receive breakfast and lunch already. ,  Lynda SFL

9292 Prayers please (8/9/2016 4:37:36 PM):  Well, I finally had my exam today. Unfortunately, the radiologist is recommending a biopsy. Since cancer runs in my family, I'm even more worried than I was last week. If you believe in prayer, I would really appreciate if you could say one for me. If you don't, I would really appreciate if you could send positive thoughts my way. Thank you.,  Lorena, TX

9293 Help (8/9/2016 4:52:09 PM):  I agreed to watch my sister's children (age 3 & 5) two evenings a week while she works. They are super picky eaters. The 5 year old only wants cheeseburgers (fast food, not homemade) and the 3 year old wants hot dogs, no bun, or mac & cheese. I am determined to get them eating healthier at least when I have them. I need ideas for kid friendly dinners that they might actually eat. It's been too long since my kids were little. Recipes? Meal plans? Thanks for any help.,  Joan J.

9311 Military funny (8/9/2016 8:12:47 PM):  Today I was thinking about all our military men and women. Brought to mind a misconception I had when I was a little girl. My whole family has served in the service in one capacity or another. My dad was a Marine, one uncle was Air Force and another Navy. Then all my male cousin's as they grew up joined also. So, in all my wise glory I thought that when a woman decided it was time to get married she went down to the Army, or whichever service branch she liked best, all the men would line up snd she would pick one out and get married. I was probably 10 and still believing this. One day I said something about going down and picking my husband early. Mama said, "what in the world are you talking about?". She cracked up but corrected my way of thinking.,  Sandy B., MO

9312 Olympic Question (8/9/2016 8:14:47 PM):  In beach volley ball why do the women wear bikini type uniforms while the men wear baggie tank tops and long shorts? I personally would find the women's "uniform" hard to play volleyball in. ,  Joanne VT

9319 Turmeric recall (for lead) (8/10/2016 12:59:42 AM):  Seven brands are now involved .,  Milly MN

9324 Recall Notices (8/10/2016 4:34:53 AM):  Kohler Power Systems recalls portable generators due to shock hazard:
Brown Jordan Services recalls swivel patio chairs due to fall hazard. Sold exclusively at Home Depot:
Flos recalls pendant light fixtures due to risk of injury: Researcher

9330 Shoulder Replacement? (8/10/2016 6:44:27 AM):  Anybody had a full shoulder replacement? My doc wants me to get one but I am too scared....the surgery is still too new....maybe after he has done 10000 of them,  Joanie in FL Keys

9343 Memolink Help Please (8/10/2016 11:20:24 AM):  Hi - Does anyone have an idea of why all of a sudden I am unable to connect with Memolink? I am using Internet Explorer, Yahoo, and Comcast wireless connections.This happened all of a sudden where I routinely connected without a problem, and then was suddenly unable to make contact.This is so frustrating, as I have built up lots of points and am unable to use them or accrue more.Any suggestions would be so appreciated.,  Elaine OR

9344 Swagbucks (8/10/2016 11:25:40 AM):  How do you sign for Swag Ups? I've checked through everything at SB but cannot find link to sign up for Swag Ups. Is there a way?,  Just asking

9351 Free lunches (8/10/2016 12:01:42 PM):  My grandsons go to a school where if 75% of the students qualify, then the entire school gets free lunch. I think that's silly, because my daughter can pay. Anyway, if my grandsons take their own cold lunch, they have to buy their milk. My grandsons account was low and he needed milk. The school couldn't just give him a carton of milk, they gave him a whole lunch that they knew he was going to throw away so he could have milk. They also have free breakfast and they have to take three items, if they only want one, too bad, must take all three and throw the rest away. I know there must be reasons for accountability, balanced meal, etc, but seems like such a waste.,  Karen-IA

9352 Lorena (8/10/2016 12:14:45 PM):  Keeping you in my prayers for good news from the biopsy and for peace of mind while you're waiting for that news! Been-there-done-that, so I know that waiting for lab results is a SUPER-stressor!,  Barb M., OR

9358 Foy Code (8/10/2016 1:01:18 PM):  u584nqmxs for 40 points for 3 more.,  Vicki, Va.

9363 hungry kids--bumping up (8/10/2016 1:44:19 PM):  All the time I spent teaching in the inner city in Chicago I had to sit with my class while they ate lunch, and no one ever ate their lunch but one boy, so I knew he was hungry. He would eat one of the other student's lunch as well, since no one ever ate their lunch. I don't know how many of them came and ate breakfast. The aids would go around and pick up all the apples off the student's plates. I don't know what happened to them, but at least they didn't end up going into the trash.,  been there

9364 PT & Blue Cross Blue Shield (8/10/2016 2:13:07 PM):  So, we have Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO health insurance thru DH's work. It officially says BCBS of Florida, Inc on the card. I know we have a $50 copay for specialist in-network and then we have a different deductible, etc for out-of-network. I just spent another hour on the BCBS provider website, talking to BCBS customer service and talking with a local Physical Therapy place that says they take BCBS since the BCBS website is messed up and shows NO physical therapy places within 20 miles of us when I know there are multiple places and I am told most take BCBS. Local Physical Therapy place decided they will see me for my copay amount and I don't need a referral from the ENT who has been on vacation. I want the Physical Therapist, who helped me years ago with an ankle issue, to tell me if he even thinks PT will help with my Eustachian tube issues which makes me feel like I am listening from a bowl.,  Heather, NV

9380 Beach volleyball (8/10/2016 6:12:53 PM):  Watching now, it is cold and the Swiss ladies have long sleeves and pants on. The Americans have long sleeves.,  Karen-IA

9381 Christine S. (8/10/2016 6:16:24 PM):  We tried the Mac and Cheese tonight. It was awesome!!! My husband loved it, definitely said its a keeper. Thank you for taking the time to pass it along.,  Karen-IA

9383 Favorite Olympics event? (8/10/2016 9:35:25 PM):  What is your favorite Olympic event? Today I watched some of the equestrian events on USA while I was cleaning my living room windows. For the summer events, I like the swimming, diving and gymnastics best. For winter, I like the biathlon and the ski jumping.,  Joanne VT

9387 Point to ponder (8/11/2016 5:59:48 AM):  Why do all of the artist's painting of Adam and Eve show them with a belly button?,  Bob, PA

9389 Bumping free lunches (8/11/2016 6:15:38 AM):  A few years ago, one of those tell-all talk shows said that the government food pyramid they follow for school meals considered French fries as a vegetable because it came from a potato (?)....anybody know if this is still true?,  Joanie in FL Keys

9390 Celine - shoulder replacement (8/11/2016 6:17:17 AM):  Out patient is scary - I was hoping for lots of hospital drugs and sleeping pills that first night - how do you sleep that first night? Lying down, sitting up, lazy boy?,  Joanie in FL Keys

9391 Christine S. (8/11/2016 6:39:23 AM):  We tried the Mac and Cheese tonight. It was awesome!!! My husband loved it, definitely said its a keeper. Thank you for taking the time to pass it along.,  Karen-IA

9398 How to set decent price for selling crafts (8/11/2016 8:50:39 AM):  I've been working up some decorative note cards using my Hallmark Card Studio software program. I also use that same program to create coordinating stickers to put on the back of those envelopes. My Texas cousin feels I should sell those note cards instead of offering them for trade for specific qualifiers or expired coupons. I'm putting together 10 cards, stickers & envelopes in a packet. She is buying some of my designs & initially sending me $10 for each packet of note cards she's buying. But thinks I should ask a higher price. With limited mobility, I don't go into stores lately. Plus with my current facial shingles mess I shouldn't be around other shoppers in a store! Where can I find decorative note cards online to gauge what the approximate price is for a packet? Says I should also take into account the cost of my materials used to make those note cards! I'm afraid of charging too much for them!,  Virginia Ann S VA

9399 Menopause (8/11/2016 9:26:38 AM):  OK, if I make it through this month without a period I will be considered in menopause. I drink a lot of water, so I go to the bathroom a lot, especially at night. Today at work I went at about 10:30, then I felt I had to go again at 11:00 and again at 11:20! This has NEVER happened to me, ever. Is this a symptom? I did have about an ounce each time, but 3 times in one hour!!??,  Yikes

9400 Bladder stones (8/11/2016 9:30:44 AM):  Has anyone had bladder stones? What were your symptoms? Treatments? Do you know what caused them? Thanks for any information!,  Bladder

9404 college gifts (8/11/2016 11:16:25 AM):  I have a niece that starts college next week, wanted to send her a goodie box, any ideas? Don't really want to send a gift card, or spend 100.00 either. thanks for any ideas,  Linda D. Il

9405 Posting # 39396 (8/11/2016 11:35:34 AM):  I thought the links were checked by the moderator before they were posted on the site! I have been answering questions for years and one time the answer I posted contained links to porno sites!! I received an email from a substitute moderator telling me that and saying the response would not be posted. (I was SO GLAD!!) I did research again and then that response was posted.,  Google Researcher

9412 Rain (8/11/2016 12:32:28 PM):  Yesterday was the first it has rain a decent amount for a long time. DS & I came home just as it was starting. We both went out & played in the rain. Today again it is raining but this time there is thunder & lightning. I think I'll stay inside this time.,  cathy oh

9416 Eating healthy again! (8/11/2016 12:54:46 PM):  I lost about 15 pounds earlier this year, then put them back on....I am working on getting them, plus another 5-10 off again (hopefully with better follow up results!) My biggest objective is to pass on desserts/sweets. I am trying to eat healthy all around, but sweets are my biggest downfall (can't eat just one!). I'm not calorie counting or restricting - just making better choices. My kids start back to school next week, so I'll have more time to shop for healthier items, fix more things, and do more variety of exercise. Hopefully I can reach (and stay at) my goal this time..... How is everyone else doing?,  Lisa, OH

9423 Connection Problems (8/11/2016 2:06:31 PM):  We had to call our internet service provider today to fix connection problems. In a matter of just few minutes we were back up & running. However gifthulk is still not connected. Is gifthulk down for everyone. I did clear all my cookies & history too.,  Vicki, Va.

9436 physical therapy & ears (8/11/2016 6:36:30 PM):  Physical therapist was surprised that the ENT suggested I go to PT (not him specifically). PT wasn't sure that it would help, but gave me three exercises to do daily and said to come back in two weeks and he wouldn't charge me. I was happy that as soon as I got to the car my ear popped three times. A friend also suggested I avoid gluten, corn, soy, peanuts, dairy and eggs. So, I started making food that way on Tuesday. I am willing to try anything right now.,  Heather, NV

9439 ebay order (8/11/2016 7:23:31 PM):  This was a first for me. I had an eBay sell and it was to be sent to Saipan -- the address had a regular looking USA zipcode. I had to google to find out where this island is-- It is near Guam. ,  Helen in VA

9441 G R's update on moving (8/11/2016 7:58:15 PM):  We had our closing yesterday! Still seems like I'm in a nightmare and can't wake up! We got the keys so we went there to have a "celebration" lunch from McDonalds!! Then we spent several hours measuring cupboards, closets and inside vanity doors. Then we went shopping!! We spent over $700 on a closet system (walkin closet, bare walls!) and some rolling baskets for cupboards. Today we installed some of the baskets in the kitchen cupboards. I have mobility issues so the baskets will bring things out into the light so I can reach and see them! We need to have the carpeting stretched so called someone for that. He's real busy but will try to get to us in a couple of weeks.,  Google Researcher

9442 Recall Nootices (8/11/2016 8:18:45 PM):  SpeeCo recalls fence wire stretchers due to laceration hazard:
Dennis East International recalls whiskey glass and stone sets due to laceration hazard:
Shocker paintball recalls paintball markers due to risk of injury: Researcher

9451 Oxybutynin Chloride (8/11/2016 9:59:13 PM):  Has anyone taken this drug for bladder problems? Did you have any side effects? Did it help?,  Bladder

9453 Norma TX (8/12/2016 5:38:43 AM):  I'm interested in your one sugar day per week. How do you do that. I'm guessing no sweets 6 days, but how much in sweets on your free day. Sounds like something I could try.TIA,  Sue P., CT

9455 Coke codes (8/12/2016 7:38:15 AM):  6J0JHLX6F9FMMO T66FV799W9JR0X BTVPJPBH4X96TW VB6NKB9TW4RVTW Not sure if the o's are zeros or 0's.,  Shielia FL

9459 School Starting (8/12/2016 8:12:35 AM):  Reading all the posts about teachers starting school and our granddaughters excitement starting next week made me stop and think, where did the summer go. Really where did it go? We went to Kure Beach with our son and his family in June. It is now two months later, reading my journal most weekends were spent doing things around the house and having the garage sale which was a great success. We love gaining space and this time it is not getting filled up. Our tentative plan is to move in the next couple of years so if we do not want to move it then it is finding a new home or getting donated. Our little one can't wait until we live closer to them, they have always been two hours away from us but now that DH is retired nothing is really keeping us here. How have your gardens done? Vacations? Just being with your families and enjoying the long lazy days? We are already losing light by only minutes each day but you can see the changes. Our deck is my little slice of paradise right now. We put the umbrella up, have a glass of iced tea, put my knee up with an ice pack and a great book I am reading. If I get too relaxed I fall asleep sitting straight up but that is from the heat and humidity so DH makes me come back inside with the air conditioning. I will then do another series of exercises, then it is lunchtime or snack time and truly nap time. Need the nap before grand gets back for the next Connect Four tournament. Yep our own little paradise.,  Chris, OH

9462 Menopause (8/12/2016 9:59:26 AM):  Want to thank everyone who responded! Didn't happen again so I'm thinking just a fluke, but will keep an eye on it. ,  Yikes

9463 Sandy B MO (8/12/2016 10:02:12 AM):  I will be your menopause buddy!! I thought this time would never get here! I'm 52 and my mother went through it at 43. I have hot flashes several times per day now but the nightly ones come exactly at 9:30, weird!,  CB OH

9468 Aargh! (8/12/2016 11:06:23 AM):  Well I woke up again this morning to find my computer was having the same issues it had yesterday. So I called Cox and this time tech reviewed problem from yesterday and started to work on it but this time saw problem was in my whole area where I live. Informed me they had people out working on it but didn't expect service to be up until 5pm. Yippie I was up just after 11pm. So then I get online to do a little research on window blinds as I want to order some in 2- 3 months for my house. Well right in middle of researching one of those stupid hackers security things come up. I hate those things. All you can do is shut system down and wait. Then the toilet decides it is not going to quit running so have to take time to fix it. Oh well at least things are back up & running. Some day run nice & smooth & other days whatever can go wrong will go wrong.,  Vicki, Va.

9470 La.-please check in (8/12/2016 11:42:23 AM):  To all my La. people, please check in to let us know how you are doing. House is dry, thank God! Just light rain falling at my house. Last night, heavy line moved through and neighbor's front yard was a lake, but mine was OK except for a low spot where we removed a tree some years ago. Baton Rouge, as a whole, and surrounding suburbs are not as lucky. Most of BR is shut down---streets, schools, businesses. I have 2 friends who have water in their houses. One just got done with chemo and preventative radiation. After one of her hospital stays, she came home to find that her newly intalled septic system had backed up. She just had floors replaced 2 or 3 wks. ago. One fatality to report. Man crossing street and stepped into ditch that was no longer visible and he was swept away. ,  Susan, LA

9487 My new Phone! (8/12/2016 4:04:22 PM):  I finally left the dinosaur age and entered the space age My old AT&T flip phone makes a good paperweight. I got a no contract phone at Metro PCS. ZTE ZMax Pro Now I need to go about apps. I logged onto Ibotta and they sent me a text to d/l the app but I got some sort of error message Hope cartwheel and checkout 51 wont be a hassle. any suggestions,  judyb la

9488 cucumbers/SourCream (8/12/2016 4:12:22 PM):  Has anyone made Cucumbers in a sour cream mix? Got a lot of cucumbers, and trying to think of ways to use them. ,  Lynn

9490 Dinner (8/12/2016 4:31:07 PM):  Fixing hamburger steak and gravy, mac n cheese and ?? maybe strawberries. What's for dinner???,  Susan, SC

9503 Foy Code (8/12/2016 7:56:55 PM):  yzeeag8nq For 15 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

9506 Bumping up Nightsweats (8/12/2016 10:24:12 PM):  I saw the posts about menopause and night sweats, and I remembered that I just got a new LLbean Home catalog. They have a "cool touch" mattress pad Reviews are good, sounds like it actually works!,  Milly MN

9507 Suggestions Requested (8/13/2016 6:45:44 AM):  My dd's husband left several years ago (he was cheating and she is disabled) he left behind his teenage daughter from a previous marriage ( yes he did) dd loves her like her own and has raised like her she was little The husband paid a few bills (Tv and Electric and kept health insurance on them thru his employer) which he considers child support DD agreed to pay auto insurance (his and hers) if he paid to keep hers and the kids cell phones active DD felt since he left all 3 kids have jobs and are driving age and work paying their own insurance the cell phone are important He is one of the few who works for a company where health insurance is cheaper for family plan and he receives a big incentive on medication plan He stopped paying the Tv and Electric She contacted their insurance agent to divide his from hers and the kids and was given they couldnt do it unless he signs a written agreement I told her I would pull hers and the kids coverage from that agent to another company She found out he has "other" people's cars on the insurance she has been paying The kids and her have purchased their own cell phones and coverage So he is paying nothing except keeping health insurance and she has that thru her disability Any suggestions appreciated ,  Cheating X's

9508 Should I keep? (8/13/2016 7:16:05 AM):  Zyntec codes and or Campbell education points?,  Thanks

9511 Setting decent price for selling my crafts (8/13/2016 8:42:23 AM):  Bumping up - If anyone else is interested in seeing the images I've worked up for decorative note cards, e-mail me at the cost is $10 for 10 Note cards, envelopes & coordinating stickers to put on the back of the envelopes.,  Virginia Ann S VA

9512 Lost cap to eye drops bottle (8/13/2016 8:53:48 AM):  I was putting my Refresh Optive eye drops in my right eye late yesterday afternoon when I was in my recliner chair. I put the cap to the bottle on my blanket. Then put the eye drops in my right eye. Before I could grab the cap to the bottle, it fell off my blanket! I thought it fell to the left side of me. I searched my recliner chair. but couldn't find it. Bill searched the floor around & under that recliner chair. but didn't find it. I even checked inside of my shirt in case it had fallen there. But found no evidence of it. Now where do we look for it? Bill thinks that cap has fallen somewheres inside of the recliner chair. I'm trying to be very careful that I don't touch the tip of that eye drops bottle to my eye ball when putting those drops in!,  Virginia Ann S VA

9519 (8/13/2016 12:52:37 PM):  I have a relative that now needs a life-alert type system. We have info on Life Alert, Lifeline, and now Walmart's Logicmark's Freedom Alert. Does anyone have experience with any of these? It is very hard to get pricing info without calling them and I am still in the info gathering stage. The one at Walmart actually looks like an interesting competitor! Thanks! ,  Lori OH

9528 Phlebotomy (8/13/2016 3:27:47 PM):  Do we have any phlebotomists on here? If so, would you mind posting how long it took for school and what your starting salary was along with the part of the country you live in? I don't want to rely on websites because I have found that they typically tend to inflate the salaries and obviously a school or training center that teaches something is not going to tell you that you won't make any money doing it or not be able to find a job. You don't need to post your name if that makes you uncomfortable, just something like East Coast, $xx.xx start, and maybe add how long you've been doing it and current salary. There is a training center here that offers a 3 week course for $800. If I wouldn't make any more per hour doing this than what I make now, it wouldn't be worth even contemplating it. ,  Thanks for your help

9530 Ridiculous Claim (8/13/2016 3:41:29 PM):  Several months ago a Dunkin Donuts store moved into our neighborhood. My husband and I (seniors in our 90's) started going there as a treat after our weekly grocery shopping. Their register receipt mentions an internet survey which, when completed, offers a free donut when you purchase a medium coffee and we take advantage of this offer and additionally purchase another paid donut and sometimes a sandwich. This past week when we went there and I gave the clerk my completed register receipt from our previous visit she said I could not use it as (to quote her) "we came there too often." When I replied that we were there about once a week, she said that you could only use the offer two weeks between visits or less often. I then walked out without any further argument because of the ridiculousness of her claim. No where on the receipt does it mention how often you can take advantage of their offer. My daughter called the company to complain on my behalf and they are supposed to get back to her on Monday. ,  Elaine, New York

9543 Class Action Claims (8/13/2016 9:28:01 PM):  Within the last week or more someone had mentioned a problem with Tumeric. Can you supply info on that please, Checked back dates but can't locate it. Thanks,  MS WI

9545 Your nsme (8/13/2016 9:36:03 PM):  Tonight my DIL and I were talking about names. She said she was named after someone on The Bold and The Beautiful. Has anyone on her got a name with a fun origin? Here's my name story. I was born in September and so we're several people in the family. Since I was born in the same month as them they thought I should be named after them. One was named Myrtle Lucille, one was Edna Christina and one was Brenda Fay. My mom said to be fair she was going to pick me a special name and she did. By opening the Memphis, where I was born, phonebook, running her finger down the page until she stopped on two giRL names. So, I was named after someone in Memphis by the name of Sandra and someone named Lynn.,  Sandy B., MO

9565 My NC cousin died unexpectedly (8/14/2016 11:36:16 AM):  My brother told me this morning that our NC cousin died unexpectedly last Thursday in Winston-Salem, NC. Her husband is disabled & she was his care giver. He has a medical alert button he can press when he needs assistance. He pressed it when he couldn't get a response from his wife. A family member was summoned to his home. And our cousin's body was found in their bathroom. her memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. My brother & his wife will leave here early tomorrow morning to drive to Winston-Salem, NC for that service. They will drive back here Tuesday morning. We are of Ukrainian heritage. My brother's wife learned that there is a refrigerator full of Holuptsy(stuffed cabbage) to serve after the memorial service. If any is left over after the memorial service, she will try to bring some back with her. Annette has never tried it! Our cousin would have turned 75 in late October.,  Virginia Ann S VA

9566 moving? (8/14/2016 11:40:28 AM):  DH and I are finally deciding where to relocate after retirement. We are looking at Delaware, any info would be appreciated. He has been looking at Lewes. Thank you all!,  MJ

9570 My name (8/14/2016 12:01:29 PM):  I was named Joy, I hated my name back in the 50's and 60's, I wanted to be a Linda, or a Mary or a more common name like my friends had. Now being an old lady, I really like my name. My mom told me if I would of been a boy, my name would of been Happy David. ,  Joy Pa

9582 things people steal (8/14/2016 4:32:18 PM):  I went to get the Softsoap body wash yesterday and found the whole display of bodywash and bar soap under lock and key. I don't remember the last time I bought Softsoap body wash there but it wasn't locked. I walked past the underwear display and all the Hanes had been removed, only pictures in their place. The asst manager confirmed they were high theft items. First baby formula and then Tide, etc. ,  judyb la

9586 LA (8/14/2016 6:02:40 PM):  Is FEMA there yet? Just heard today there has been over 7,000 people rescued from the flood waters & 5,000 in shelters.,  poor LA again :(

9591 Had to laugh (8/14/2016 8:31:26 PM):  when my DH asked me what this bird is on this towel?. Of course it was my shampoo towel, a Dove premium from years ago. I still wear my white robe, another Dove premium which we paid a few bucks for,many years ago. I enjoy looking at my many other premiums & remember the thrill of getting them!,  Marianne Bielmaier NM

9598 Arthritis (8/15/2016 8:24:55 AM):  I’ve suffered swollen joints with arthritic pain for several years. I take omega 3’s, curcumin and aleve daily which help relieve but sometimes the flare ups are impossible to lower. I cannot make a grip, raise my arms in full or climb stairs without arthritic knee pain. A week ago my right hand became very stiff, I could not bend the two fingers next to my index finger. It felt like the joints were locked together. It was almost impossible to bend my middle fingers but after exercising my hand with heavy pain I was able to bend the joints a little. I still have heavy swelling and can only close my hand halfway plus my two fingers keep feeling locked together and I cannot bend them. I have an appointment with my orthopedist in 10 days for another reason but I am wondering if I should try to make an earlier appointment or see someone else sooner. I am in fear of my fingers being locked permanently (my thumb already is). Any advice would be appreciated.,  Rosie

9601 finding a new house (8/15/2016 9:10:35 AM):  So, how did you decide to buy your current house? We have only owned one house and for over 25 years. So, we have been watching houses that have come up for sale in our general area - areas south of Reno, NV. I am thinking of making a list of the wants and needs and getting DH to do the same thing. One came up online that DH thinks he is interested in, but it would require longer drives to everything - grocery store, any church, Costco, etc, etc. Right now we live in a semi-rural area, but this house would be really rural. I am so tired of driving as it is...,  Heather, NV

9604 Louisiana flooding (8/15/2016 9:41:16 AM):  I am so heart-broken over the flooding. Susan, please let us know how you fared out. Hope the water did not get in your house. I have family and friends whose houses are flooded on the Northshore. My friends that live in Denham Springs are ok. Their house is higher and did not take on water. They have been out in boats rescuing their neighbors. I just so thankful for all the people with boats that have helped rescue our fellow Louisiana citizens. ,  Betty, La

9605 organic balance (8/15/2016 9:45:37 AM):  I have coupon for free 11 oz Organic (valley) Balance. I can't find it. any one know where this is located ? ,  Nancee/IN

9608 Foy Code (8/15/2016 10:40:31 AM):  hy0h4j00b for 12 points for 2 more.,  Vicki, Va.

9609 Foy Code (8/15/2016 10:45:24 AM):  r3sc4jnt7 for 37 points for 3 more.,  Vicki, Va.

9614 Prayers please (8/15/2016 11:37:48 AM):  So, I went to an imaging center for the 2nd set of images, but since they don't do this type of biopsy, I will have to go to a hospital...oh joy. The hospital was supposed to call me Friday. Well, it's 4:30 on Friday and still no call. I called them and she had no idea what I was talking about. Then, I called the doctor's office and she told me that the hospital had everything. She wouldn't give me any information because they were supposed to tell me everything. She called them, while she had me on the other line, and then came back and said that they would be calling me shortly. The hospital called me back and said that since they don't have my records from the imagining center they would need them. Their radiologist had to see them. Then, they could tell me what the cost would be and when I could set up an appointment. I am already stressed out because I don't want to tell my mom about it. Now, they can't tell me how much or when. I will be going to pick up the records today and hope that I can figure this out sooner than later. I did a search on my insurance website and it looks like this particular hospital would be over $4,000 for this procedure. Of course this is a general cost, but really....this is not what I wanted to hear. From what I can tell, it is an outpatient procedure, but I don’t think that I will be able to drive myself home. Please say a prayer that I can get this all done sooner than later AND the results are not cancer. Positive thoughts also appreciated! Thanks again!,  Lorena, TX

9622 FruitMeUp (8/15/2016 12:34:47 PM):  Can someone tell me what this is? Is it in the fruit area or with the candy?,  Thanks for any help.

9625 Direct TV users question (8/15/2016 1:03:28 PM):  I recently switched from Dish to Direct and hope someone can answer my question. How do I DVR just the new episodes of a series without getting all the reruns too? On the double click record button,I get all the reruns along with the new.Single click I have to do each day. Please tell me there is a way.,  Mary, Ok

9640 Not happy (8/15/2016 3:47:44 PM):  DH is a self employed truck driver. Among the many taxes he has to yearly is 1 called "Heavy Tax" I used to be able to go to the library & get a copy of the form. Now the only way to get it is online. But we have to pay $32.95 just to print it. After all the money we pay in yearly for all the fees or taxes just to drive the truck down the road I would think I could get 1 piece of paper to print for free. Talk about a scam!,  cathy oh

9646 Susan, LA (8/15/2016 5:06:34 PM):  We are worried about you, Susan. Please let us know how you are as soon as you can. I have a cousin whose home has taken 3 feet of water and many friends, too, who have had water in their home. It's terrible in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Lafayette, etc. ,  Nancy, LA

9651 Night cream vs day cream (8/15/2016 7:26:35 PM):  I'm almost out of my night cream. I'd like to use up my Marykay day cream with SPF (that I didn't like because it made my face shiny). Is there really a difference in night creams? All I know is that I'm supposed to use a cream on my face at night. Any thoughts?,  Mindy W, MD

9661 Foy Code (8/16/2016 8:34:46 AM):  ctfucpfey for 36 points for 3 more.,  Vicki, Va.

9664 Beatrice, MA (8/16/2016 9:50:27 AM):  Re the unfairness of pricing in multiples: in answer to your final statement that at 80, you shouldn't be drinking Coke, anyway--I say that if you made it to 80, you should drink whatever the heck you want to!,  Linda, TX

9669 transferring photos (8/16/2016 11:13:57 AM):  I am so clueless on so many computer things. Is there a simple way to move a photo from an Iphone (forget if 4 or 5) to a Asus Chromebook? Swagbucks has this offer for Dr Pepper & I bought it but now no idea how to proceed. There is a camera on the laptop but on the front so I maybe it is also a webcam a button says camera another says webcam. Is there a simple way to transfer a photo of receipt? ,  embarrassed I can't figure it out

9671 Amy (8/16/2016 11:26:29 AM):  I need the form form 2017. wait2try@yahoo dot com Thanks ,  cathy oh

9672 dry skin (8/16/2016 12:15:37 PM):  does any one now of any type of lotion i could get for dry skin for your face. i can't have perfume lotion it breaks out my face. Alot of soap breaks out my face. i have tried alot of soaps and lotion. but none of them work. thank you ,  verna enlow indiana

9675 Susan, La (8/16/2016 1:14:37 PM):  Hopefully Susan is ok. She might not have power or wi-fi to let us know how she is. Lots of people in area do not have power or cell service. Please keep praying for Louisiana. They are still rescuing people today. ,  Betty

9677 Susan, La (8/16/2016 1:46:03 PM):  Pray Susan is ok. We might have not heard from her because that area might not power or wi-fi. Please keep praying for the people of Louisiana. We need all the prayers we can get. ,  Betty, La

9684 Split dog toenail (8/16/2016 3:27:18 PM):  Well, Pepper (4 year old Golden Retriever) split one of her back toenails all the way up on Sunday while swimming at a lake. I spent the morning at the vet waiting for the urgent care vet since we didn't have an appointment. They had to sedate Pepper and remove the toenail. Then she came home with three medicines and starting tomorrow I have to soak her foot in Epson salt. Pepper can't go swimming, long walks, hiking or chasing laser lights in our backyard for seven days. She and DH are not going to be happy.,  Heather, NV

9686 Susan and LA off topicers (8/16/2016 4:08:46 PM):  Prayers coming. Hope all is as well as it can be under the circumstances. Can I send a emergency pack to anyone with stockpile stuff in it? Please email me if so.,  Sandy B., MO

9687 Renting a specific vehicle (8/16/2016 4:30:51 PM):  We have always purchased used vehicles costing $20k or less. We are pondering a new Ford Flex. Is it possible to rent one from Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, etc for a week or 2 so we can figure out if this is really the vehicle for us. I cannot make this costly of a decision based off a 10 minute test drive. Thanks!,  member

9694 Alaska (8/16/2016 7:06:40 PM):  Planning possible trip to Alaska next year sometime. What are good places to visit? What places should we stay away from? 3 adults, no children.,  Sharla, KS

9698 cathy, oh, irs form (8/16/2016 8:40:29 PM):  if you go to the link someone posted, look at orange headings &, under the third one (other items you may find useful) is "all form 2290 revisions"; this one seems to have previous (as well as current) year forms. hope this is what you need...,  wicked witch of the west

9700 CB Ohio Re Direct TV (8/17/2016 6:28:30 AM):  Thank you very much. I finally got the shows fixed as I wanted.Your information did the trick.A long way around, but it works. Thanks,  Mary, ok

9702 Lorena (8/17/2016 7:01:22 AM):  I feel so bad for the run around you are getting - it does not take a week for the radiologist to read them, he is supposed to be on the premises and look at a scan immediately before you leave the building. A biopsy usually takes less than 24 hours unless it is difficult to read. Having just moved to FL, I meet my new doctor Friday...not looking forward to this....the woman I wanted is not taking new Medicare patients. None of my friends talk good about any doctor except one who is my age and I want a younger doctor so I can keep him forever....I am worried about how good the local hospital reads mammograms.....there is only one GI guy and I have Crohns disease so need a good relationship with a GI very afraid,  Joanie in FL Keys

9704 Southern Louisiana (8/17/2016 7:30:42 AM):  In addition to all the displaced people, there are many displaced animals all over southeastern LA. If anyone has extra free dog or cat food coupons they would like to send, I'll be happy to pick up the food and bring it to one of the donation sites. You can email and I'll send you my address. There are all kinds of pets that are being rescued, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, horses, etc. Thanks!,  Yvonne LA

9706 Swagbuck codes today (8/17/2016 8:30:35 AM):  Check this link for codes during the day. in VA

9708 m and m movie game (8/17/2016 12:18:14 PM):  has anyone won anything besides the $3.00 concessions? I have won like 7x but all $3.00 concessions, not complaining just would like a free ticket!!,  cheryl ny

9709 Tumeric (8/17/2016 12:30:30 PM):  Which turmeric supplement will give you the best results in reducing inflammation? I'm not asking for the best price what I need is the most successful.,  Just asking

9710 Robocalls (8/17/2016 12:54:53 PM):  I was really getting annoyed with all the robocalls, then a friend sent me a link for a program that seems to have eliminated nearly all of them. It's called nomorobo. It's free to use on your landline and easy to set up. www.nomorobo.comLinda H., FL

9714 Airshow (8/17/2016 1:43:41 PM):  The Sunday prior to Labor Day we are going to the Cleveland airshow at the lakefront. It'll be my first air show in many many years and my husband's first. We're excited because the blue Angels will be there and they have not toured to Cleveland in many years. I had to pay for the tickets for the air show but our hotel and meal will be free thanks to points. ,  CB OH

9715 blueberries (8/17/2016 1:59:28 PM):  I have been going overboard on blueberries for a few months now, can't get enough of them. Is there a way to freeze them where they won't be mushy when thawed? I'm guessing they will be mushy, never bought frozen. Anyway, are there any tricks to keep them looking like they just came from produce section?,  my latest craving

9729 Unsettling (8/17/2016 7:22:23 PM):  My husband & I were sitting in the movies just few days ago. We were sitting at bottom just where steps start to go up to higher levels. Well an hour after movie starts this guy walks in right where we are sitting at the stair rail and turns his back to us and starts doing something we can't see. Both my husband & I get suspicious. Takes this guy a long few minutes. He finally finishes & goes up to the top of stars to highest seats. Well there is this white thing set up on stair rail with blinking lights. Hubby & I decide to exit. We find a manager & report it to him. They go & investigate & it does turn out to be a cell phone. Manager apologizes & give free passes to come back to see movie again. I know it only turned out to be a cell phone. However in this day & time I'm not taking anything for granted. Also who comes into a movie an hour late and plugs in a cell phone or anything & goes & sits long distance from their device. I would be concerned it would be stolen. Just very unsettling ordeal. Such a bummer we have to be concerned with things like this.,  Vicki, Va.

9730 Recall Notice (8/17/2016 8:37:10 PM):  Xenith recalls football helmets due to head injury hazard: Researcher

9734 nice investment (8/18/2016 1:21:07 AM):  Jan Plumb, who played Jan Brady, purchased a 3 bedroom bungalow on Escondido Beach in 1969 for $55,300. She was 11 yrs old at the time. lol She sold the house in late June for $3.9 million.,  cha ching

9738 Dunkin Donut freebee (8/18/2016 7:46:40 AM):  Last week I wrote about my visit to Dunkin Donut where they refused to honor my completed survey for a free donut when you purchased a medium coffee, saying that I was there "too often" when I said I was there once a week. As I mentioned, my daughter called their corporate office and they promised to call her back...of course, never did. She called again and they said they tried to reach her...not true. She gave them my name and address and today I received a gift card for $5 with a form letter, but they never addressed my complaint because their web site does not mention a limit of how often you can use the survey receipt. .,  Elaine, New York

9741 Google verification (8/18/2016 10:03:34 AM):  I just received a text saying it was my Google verification code. I didn't ask for anything like that. Since I am at a place where the WIFI is shared, should I be in panic someone can see my computer info? (public library) Is there something I should check for, something I should change password on?,  clueless

9745 Mortgage ? (8/18/2016 10:42:44 AM):  I would like to pay a large amount $5,000 - $10,000 on our mortgage. Please be kind b/c I have a interesting question. Should I get a cash advance on my Amex? Then pay the Amex off immediately so I can earn Amex points? Or just write a check for $5,000 - $10,000 dollars? I cannot refinance b/c I am on SSD. TIA ,  Renay, NJ

9755 FOY codes (8/18/2016 12:10:37 PM):  n7ceokh3d one user 34 points aduyytoba two user for 14 points ,  Faye, VA

9758 Cathy OH form 2290 (8/18/2016 1:19:41 PM):  CATHY Do you still need this form? I was able to print it from and will mail it to you if you email your address. veracoupons at gmail dot com. Put firm 2290 I the subject line. ,  Vera in sunny MI

9761 Ibotta (8/18/2016 2:36:43 PM):  Will Ibotta only allow u to sign up for one store.,  Carolyn, TX

9762 re: Susan LA (8/18/2016 2:43:36 PM):  I emailed her and told her people are asking about her. In short she took on 39" of water in her house and her car was up to the windows. She got evacuated in a very round about way and says she has a very long oommute from there to work so she isn't posting right now. She saids to go ahead an cut and paste her email to me here on OTCC and as soon as I can figure out how to do that I will,  judyb la

9767 Ibotta (8/18/2016 3:28:49 PM):  What is the best way to join ibotta facebook or the other ways.,  Carolyn, Tx

9772 Sarge update (8/18/2016 5:33:38 PM):  Sarge has been neutered! He is not real happy right now....the cone was definitely a necessity for him though! He has settled down some, though he still has a lot of energy! The kids love it, and he is a lot of fun! Sarge is an extremely friendly dog - he loves people and dogs (his whole body moves when he wags his tail!). Most people guess that he is a Golden, so I'm thinking there has to be some Golden in him somewhere (possibly where he gets his coloring). His hair is crimped when it gets wet - so cute! He LOVES water, and it energizes him when he gets wet! He's now gotten all of his shots, so once he's recovered from his surgery, we look forward to taking him to the dog park, puppy training, and probably doggie daycare. I'm thinking that will help get out additional energy! He is 5 months old and 37 pounds (he was 7 pounds when we got him at 8 weeks!),  Lisa, OH

9775 Olympics (8/18/2016 6:20:44 PM):  If what the say is true about Ryan Lochte (and it sounds very much like it is), this is a real black mark against the efforts of all the Olympians and especially the swimmers. I think it's rather embarrassing. It almost sounds like he got the heck out of dodge while he could. Sad that this reflects on USA. Does anyone else think this too??,  Susan, SC

9780 Cameras don't lie (8/18/2016 7:50:26 PM):  Ryan Lochte and his three swimming buddies were caught in a big lie. Security cameras show the foursome leaving a night club, then it shows them at a gas station. One of them trashed the restroom and another ripped a poster off the wall. The proprietor came out to their car and told them to pay for their damages. They paid him $50 for the damages and left, Another video shows them going back to their quarters through security, laughing and horsing around. It's doubtful that people who had just been robbed at gunpoint would act like this. The Brazilians have done an outstanding job on security and you can't blame them for protecting their good name.,  Bob, PA

9782 Target Cartwheel (8/18/2016 10:31:48 PM):  Can someone out there please explain to me how the Target Cartwheel thing works? I put the app on my phone but I don't understand how to use it. Thanks in advance.,  Another Sharon in MI

9788 Turmeric (8/19/2016 9:49:24 AM):  I have taken Cure-Med and Zhou Nutrition-ordered from Amazon. The best I felt is with the turmeric root powder I also ordered at Amazon. You need to take black pepper & a fat with any turmeric for best absorption-hence take with a meal. I am following a Facebook group called "TURMERIC" THE HEALING SPICE. The have files where you can find recipes and how to use it.,  Liz

9790 Interstitial cystitis (8/19/2016 10:18:11 AM):  Does anyone have interstitial cystitis? Do you know what caused it? What treatments have you found that help? Thanks for any ideas, comments, etc!,  IC

9795 Good Deed for the Day (8/19/2016 11:55:23 AM):  I printed out the Petco $10 coupon for any dry dog food 8 lbs or more yesterday. I thought I would just get the smaller bag of what I normally buy my baby. However, the bag was only 5 lbs.And since I already bought a 50 lbs bag 2 weeks ago, I didn't need the food for him. It expires tomorrow so I decided to give it to the 'really cute' man in front of me on the checkout line. He was so grateful and the clerk at the register was impressed that she gave me a coupon for the treats that I was purchasing. ,  Randi, Li

9798 Lorena, TX (8/19/2016 1:55:36 PM):  I have an appointment date, Monday, August 29th at 9. Of course I have to check in by 8:30. She did say that it takes a week for the biopsy results. I wasn't happy about that, but it is what it is. This means 10 more days of waiting for the appointment and 7 after that to find out the results. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers that everything comes back okay. Thank you ,  Lorena, TX

9800 email (8/19/2016 3:08:24 PM):  Is it possible to block email from someone? Suddenly email from am elderly family member stopped. I called & she says she is emailing me. She has AOL email address & I have Yahoo address. Maybe I blocked her by accident? Not sure that is something that can be done, just guessing. She is getting my emails. She can't tell me if she is getting that mail demon thing or anything odd showing it isn't going out. ,  member

9801 Poll (8/19/2016 3:42:57 PM):  How many of you put sour cream in your chili as you're eating it or as a topping? I'm posting this because my husband thinks I'm the only person in the world that does this! We're having neighbors over tomorrow night for dinner and I'm making a big pot of chili and I had to check to see if I had enough sour cream and he asked me why I needed it, even though he sits right next to me when I use it when we have chili. ,  CB OH

9817 What doesn't work (8/19/2016 8:29:06 PM):  Just a PSA ... WD40 does NOT work on poison ivy, nor does clear nail polish, and most of the time for me, even calamine lotion/spray doesn't work either. Although the spray does come out COLD and feels awesome instantly but wears off quickly.,  Sandy B., MO

9826 new windows (8/19/2016 10:50:05 PM):  We had five new windows installed today. One of them was wrong from the manufacturer! It fit, so it is installed for now, but it is deeper than the rest. They showed up at 11 AM and didn't leave until 5 PM. They will have to come back when they install the correct window and to chalk the outside of all the windows. At least we can get the furniture back in front of the windows before the new window arrives.,  Heather, NV

9827 Crazy new ruling (8/20/2016 6:11:40 AM): I think this is just crazy. If you are worried about not affording bail then don't do the crime!!,  Susan, SC

9831 Facebook (8/20/2016 6:48:22 AM):  Is there a setting to change so everyone doesn't get something I like or does it automatically go to all my friends. ,  mo

9834 Good things (8/20/2016 8:14:54 AM):  Yesterday I was able to see my daughter and son-in-law on TV at the wrestling math at the Olympics. She sent a text and we just happened to be home and managed to catch the event on one of the NBC sport/news channels. That was pretty cool. Then we left for a day of shopping since hubby did not have to work. I did the school shopping thing. But the best part of the day was getting to visit our grand-niece in the hospital for a few minutes. She was born at the end of June and weighed in at just under 2 lbs. She is now up to 4 lbs 8 oz. Hopefully she will be able to come home in September. We had to scrub up before going in. We had to take off any jewelry too. My wedding/engagement rings ended up in a small aspirin bottle in my purse -- which then had to be put in a locker. My great-niece's family will need a lot of prayers. She is on a 6 month unpaid leave from the grocery store that she works at. Her health insurance is still in effect. Her husband's job was cut at the end of the June and while he has managed to pick up some part-time work in retail temporarily, he really wants to find a good full-time job soon.,  Joanne VT

9842 Foy Code (8/20/2016 9:10:07 AM):  gt0qw6j0x for 12 points for one more.,  Vicki, Va.

9849 Coke Life (8/20/2016 12:11:36 PM):  Has anyone tried this product? Did you like it? I want to buy it & been watching for a sale. It never seems to go on sale! ,  I wonder why?

9850 Plumbing charges (8/20/2016 12:24:10 PM):  Yesterday I called my local plumbing company regarding a minor plumbing problem. Because of an appointment I asked if someone could come over on Monday after 3pm. After informing me that someone would be available the receptionist added that any plumber working after 3pm is paid for overtime which will be charged to my bill. After hearing this I changed my service to the next day at an earlier time. I've used this company several times before and have never heard of this previously. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it a new rule going on with all plumbing companies? Anyone know about it?,  Jan PA

9857 wasp sting (8/20/2016 6:05:22 PM):  DH and I were picking berries this morning and he got stung by a wasp in the wrist. His hand and forearm are still swollen. He has already taken Benadryl, Advil, used ice, etc. I just read that he should keep it above his heart, but I am not sure what else to suggest. Oh, and he thinks the wasps are living in the plastic owl we have to keep away the birds. I think we will be removing the owl for the rest of the season.,  Heather,NV

9863 Ink Cartridges I Want to Sell (8/20/2016 9:56:44 PM):  I have a bunch of ink cartridges I'd like to sell. I don't live very close to the stores that take them so I wanted to sell them myself rather than use them at a store to get good deals. How do I go about this? How much do I charge? Where can I find this information so I can get rid of the big supply I have accumulated? I also need ideas of how to do it after I'm given the amount I can charge. Where do I find people wanting to buy my empty ink cartridges? Thank you to all who give me ideas of how to accomplish this job. I will appreciate all the help I get.,  Carol A. H. WI

9864 Cheap/free (8/20/2016 10:35:29 PM):  We went to the Reds game tonight with free tickets (long story on those!). It was free T-shirt night, and they had 2 stolen bases so I *think* we will get a free go cart race (if I figured it right - special promo). We picked up a few extra tickets other people left, so we might get to go a few times... I found $25 on top of the toilet paper dispenser. The person realized she'd left it and came back, so I gave it to her. She was relieved that I didn't decide to pocket any of it. I was glad to give it back to her - I know how I would feel if I lost that much! I found some of the Reds mini helmets on the ground from the ice cream sundaes people buy, and rinsed them out for my kids. It was a good game, and we won 11-1 (highly unusual this season!) against the Dodgers. We paid $6 for parking, and that was our only expense (other than gas). We brought in drinks and ate before we went! We didn't get home until midnight due to a 1 1/2 hour rain delay, but it was a good game!,  Lisa, OH

9873 Terrasil Shingles Skincare Ointment (8/21/2016 12:32:44 PM):  Has anyone on this board ever tried Terrasil Shingles Skincare Ointment for facial shingles? I'm still dealing with facvial shingles & the blisters are on the right half of my scalp, plus forehead & eye lid, etc. I'm still using my Refresh Optive eye drops in my right eye about every half hour to try to stay ahead of that eye wanting t spasm on me. If I'm wearing my reading glasses when that eye spasms on me, the spasm is intensified! When it happens, I try to put more Refresh Optive eye drops in that eye to relax the eye. I've found a link on the Web to an OTC product called Terrasil Shingles Skincare Ointment. it has a $30 rebate that expires the end of this mopnth. It claims to work on soothing the burn of shingles. But I also have evidence of shingles on the right half of my scalp. My scalp still "crawls"! I'm allergic to novocaine & procaine, among many other drugs(8 drugs in all). Could I use this safely on my forehead. I'd have to order it online since I'm not near a Walgreen's Pharmacy store(& drug is sold only instore, not online).,  Virginia Ann S VA

9875 what doesn't work...Poison Ivy (8/21/2016 1:16:24 PM):  I have a good friend back in our neighborhood back in Pittsburgh. She is very sensitive to poinson ivy! She can get a shot at the beginning of the season to try to prevent it. But if she's exposed to it at any time during the season, she'll get a bad case of it! She can get it just by being exposed to the smoke of burning debris that has poison ivy in it! And she's also scrubbed herself down & washed the clothes she wore while working in her yard!,  Virginia Ann S VA

9876 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Warning (8/21/2016 3:07:53 PM):  Did you buy a strawberrie smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe in early August in Virginia? if so, be forewarned that Tropical Smoothie Cafe has issued a precautionary warning about the frozen strawberries that were used in early August. They have been linked to the bug that causes hepatitis A. There is a vaccine available to protect yourself from Hepatitis A. I think it takes about 2 weeks after exposure to the illness to come down with it! I don't know if other states are involved with this warning.,  Virginia Ann S VA

9877 Blind Hemming (8/21/2016 4:22:08 PM):  I am starting to get used to using my sewing machine to do blind hemming. However my stitches are coming out to long on the right side of fabric. Is it because the needle is grabbing too much fabric? The width between stiches is ok. It is just how tall the actual stitch that is visible on right side of hem. Appreciate help. ,  Vicki, Va.

9878 New Address (8/21/2016 6:43:05 PM):  I am NOW living at a Retirement Home-not a Nursing Home. Many of the people here are just living here-no where else to go- no affliction=-but watched and served-3 meals a day and apartment cleaned once per week. my new address is: Dprothy Heiland , Palmer Hills, 2617 Maplecrest Rd., Bettendorf,Iowa 52722.,  Dorothy Heiland Iowa

9881 Olympic (8/21/2016 8:04:30 PM):  I think Brazil did an outstanding job. They had a few problems but overall everything went smoothly. NBC could have done a better job, but somehow they think Matt Lauer is entertaining. I think he is aloof and boring. Usain Bolt should change his name to Show Bolt. He is a crowd pleaser. It's a shame that Lochte represented our country so poorly.,  Bob,

9883 Late Flight (8/21/2016 9:00:14 PM):  Looks like my daughter and sil will be 12 hours late getting home from Rio. She texted and said that their original flight from Rio to Miami and then on to Baltimore is now Rio to Austin, TX to Miami and then hopefully make a connection to Baltimore. Their original 8 am arrival back to Baltimore is now an 8 pm event. Fortunately, she does not have to be back to work until Tuesday. (It is a standard joke in our family that whenever one of us travels, we almost always arrive on time and are almost always delayed by 12 to 24 hours on the return trips!),  Joanne VT

9894 medicare & assisted living (8/22/2016 9:44:07 AM):  After helping my mom and dealing with my mom's death I admit I didn't want to think about having to help my in-laws someday. But, my FIL has Parkinson's and my MIL told DH last night that she will probably have to put my FIL in a place next year since it is getting too hard for her to do everything by herself at home. She said she heard that medicare can help with the costs potentially. So, I figured I would see if you guys could point me in the right direction to get her some information.,  Heather, NV

9897 My Groove Thing (8/22/2016 10:06:46 AM):  Well getting into our groove thing with the 2 pit bulls and the yorkie. Actually not too bad. The worse thing is the 2 pitties are little pain in rear about eating and getting it over with. They play some but rest too. Hubby is trying to walk them frequently too keep their energy level down. Yorkie is getting rest from our Molly. I have to observe the Molly & Josie playtime that it doesn't get too carried away. Josie had bilateral knee surgery few years back. I would just go beserk if something happened to those knees. We do have to put Molly in her crate for an hour or so to help me get my housework done & give Josie some rest time. Its all working good though and Josie has adapted and we are getting double doggie loving from them and loving from Pepper too.,  Vicki, Va.

9904 Sue P., CT (8/22/2016 1:16:06 PM):  Could you point me to anything about the "assets spent down' and Medicare? That maybe what MIL was talking about. I wasn't part of the conversation and DH doesn't relay much information.,  Heather, NV

9915 Susan, LA (8/22/2016 9:55:25 PM):  Hi everyone, just a quick check-in. DOn't remember if I thanked everyone for their concern for me, but if I already did---gonna do it again! Thx Day 5 of cleanup. Didn't know I had sooo many muscles. Couldn't make it w/o my sister and B-I-L. I had a few things that I needed to find, one being my engagement ring and our wedding rings. I finally found them and was so relieved. Still missing a birthstone necklace, which I think w/b a lost cause. Found several empty jewelry gift boxes which I suspect it was in one of them. Don't have a lot of "good"jewelry and have found it all except this one piece. Things floated so far. Two things floated from my living room, all the way across the house, into bedroom and wedged behind the night stand. They had to make 3 turns to get where they ended up! With all this water and the current that went through the house, it was weird to see furniture turned over, yet there was Bath&Body Works soap pump that was hanging off the vanity, only by its spout! So weird! We've got all the furniture out with the exception of kitchen table, hutch and 3 glass shelving units which I'm dreading getting out. So many clothes fell off the hangers and have been setting in sewer water. I was able to save a good bit of clothes (but only those that remained hanging) and am running up sister's water bill with washing. ,  Susan, LA

9923 To all who've suffered flood loss this year! (8/23/2016 9:46:29 AM):  Each & every one of us has reasons to give thanks this day. For each & every one of us has had some help along the way. We may not know it, but our Lord's walked with us no matter what our needs each year. And if our life became so rough He's carried us to hold us near. Blessed thanks belong to Him for giving us the strength to bear. And to trust in that infinite wisdom each & every day through prayer! You are already within our Lord's heart. So just call on His guidance right from the start!,  Virginia Ann S VA

9929 School Lunches/Bump Up (8/23/2016 2:29:32 PM):  We are 90% poverty area. I believe all of our students get free breakfast and lunch. Teachers are paying for lunch and breakfast until after the election to see how our funds are going to be. We had free b/fast and lunch last year until March. I am not going to call names; but one person mentioned here that kids should pay something (at least a dollar). Wow that would be $5 a week X's how many children in a home? Another said that if people knew what was in the backpack then maybe the people wouldn't take or want the hand out. How mean and selfish. I hope no one has to go without out. Thirty years ago when I started working as a sub for the first grade teacher; her class was across from the cafeteria. Some of her children would be so hungry smelling the food for lunch that she would go in and scrounge for them something to eat. It was long after that our school got free and reduced breakfast. Back then a child hadn't paid their food bill and was allowed to eat some cheese and an apple, I think. The school secretary went in and paid the child's bill so she could eat. (This was under a different administration.) Now no one goes without food, or penalized. We get grants for fruits and vegetables and the students love those. Some do not eat much over the weekend because their food stamp $ are sold for drugs, etc. So don't ever want to punish the child for what the parent does. Some of our students live down by the lake in run down mobile homes or old travel trailers. It is sad! JMHO,  Janice/Ok

9930 Happy Health Note (8/23/2016 2:31:04 PM):  I had yearly check up. Everything was great. My A1C diabetic count should be 6-7 and it was 8. I am working on that. All of the other blood tests came out good. I have lost almost 20 lbs since last visit. Dh is doing well and has been leading the music at church for about a month now....all praise to God.,  Janice/Ok

9933 Looking for creativity again! (8/23/2016 4:35:36 PM):  My son is doing a "bubble ball" birthday party. For the invitations, I'd like to "wrap" little figurines in bubble wrap and attach the invitation. Any idea where to get inexpensive figurines, or what to search for? Army men aren't exactly what I'm looking for - I'd like them to be a little bigger than that (and not have guns!), but that type of idea. I'll need 12-36 (depending on if my other son decides to have the same type of party). I know most people these days just do online invitations, but I love to do something unique!,  Lisa, OH

9937 Zero gravity chair (8/23/2016 5:58:18 PM):  Who can recommend a good one?,  Cheryl ny

9938 Is there any help for....... (8/23/2016 6:10:25 PM):  Does anyone know if there is any kind of help for single moms to help with daycare etc? We are in Kentucky. My grandaughter is 23 and has 2 kids but her husband filed for divorce back in February. She didn't have money for a lawyer, so agreed to just use his, she paid her half, $500 but he would never pay his half, so the divorce won't go through til he pays. He hasn't paid any child care or child support except for one month since Feb. He ran up all kinds of credit etc, talked her into signing for a fancy razor four wheeler. He would never help her with the bills, and blew all his money on running around, and racing trucks etc. he has had about 7-8 different jobs in the past few years since they had been married, and can never keep a job. She works at the bank, making a little over minimum wage, and she is sinking farther behind each day, as she can not keep up with all the bills. She is having to pay for this fourwheeler $300 a month, cause he talked her into putting it in her name. He SOLD the four wheeler, but she is still having to pay this. He doesn't care at all. Can't he go to jail for selling something that is financed? We are helping her all we can. Now this husband has been in a bad wreck. So she for sure won't be getting any money from him, as he's gonna be laid up for awhile. She feels sorry for him still, which I can not imagine. I want her to call the child services place and see if there is any help she can get. Does anyone know? Any suggestions ,  Love my grandaughter

9939 Flood insurance (8/23/2016 6:32:13 PM):  This system needs overhauled. Most of the homes in Louisana were not in a flood plain, so no insurance. This is the only natural disaster I can think of that homeowners doesn't cover. I can't imagine losing everything and no insurance. I know tornadoes, hurricanes, fire. I'm not sure about mud and earthquakes? Even sinkholes are covered.,  Karen-IA

9947 My Question? (8/23/2016 7:43:46 PM):  My real struggle as a teacher or church person is how to help kids who truly have lousy and unsafe home situations. Often, DCF (or whatever your state agency to protect children is called) can't or won't remove children from unsafe environments. These children are already fending for themselves and often helping to care for younger brothers & sisters. Kids can't eat if there is no food or enough food at home. Yes, I know parents should provide for them; but what do we do when these parents don't provide? In really rural areas, once kids are home, they can't get back into town because they can't drive. If decent caring people do not show these kids that there is a better way to do things and somehow help them out, these kids will keep struggling. Free and reduced lunch programs at least give the kids one or two good meals each day. I chose to believe while some of these kids might grow up and feel entitled, most won't feel this way. Most, I believe will grow up to be productive working adults. We just won't always hear about those people because they might now talk about it.,  Joanne VT

9952 Susan La (8/23/2016 8:16:04 PM):  I got little busy today. Just wanted to let you know so good to hear from you and that you are ok. Sorry for all your damage. Keeping you and all in La. In prayer.,  Vicki, Va.

9961 Sad now (8/24/2016 4:04:19 AM):  It's never a good thing when your spouse calls to say he's been in a wreck on the interstate. Thankfully he is not hurt. But our new truck we bought this summer is. The guy in front of him came to a quick stop (locked brakes), DH stopped, the guy behind him did not. Hit him hard. That pushed DH into the guy in front. In front was an F250 with very little damage but wouldn't start (kill switch??), DH damage front n back and undriveable as when you turn the fender hits tire, guy behind lots of damage. No injuries but we spent all last night at a emergency care walk in place. He had an Xray on shoulder but just badly bruised from seatbelt. So that is good but now comes the hassle of getting a rental car and all. Hit so hard that DH's hitch on back end attached in other truck. Actually had a time getting them a part. He finally (at wrecker guy's request) threw it into the four wheel drive and gunned it to get it separated. Anyway, our excitement for the night.,  Susan, SC

9964 Recall Notices (8/24/2016 4:35:50 AM):  McDonald’s recalls “Step-iT” Activity Wristbands due to risk of skin irritation or burns:
Crownplace Brands recalls kerosene lamp burners due to burn and fire hazards:
ALEX Toys recalls infant building play sets due to choking hazard: Researcher

9971 What food? (8/24/2016 6:51:32 AM):  I have all the elements of my Navy ship's association reunion put together except one. On the day that everyone checks into the hotel we are offering them food in our hospitality room. There will be an estimated 50 people in the group. They will come from all over the country. The food will be purchased. The only thing I can think of is pizza, finger food, or deli platters. Does anyone have ideas on what works best. Are there better alternatives? Your thoughts would be appreciated.,  Bob, PA

9973 Used an ice cream maker? (8/24/2016 7:18:04 AM):  Many years ago there was a GDA for an electric ice cream maker at Amazon for $20 which I bought and never used.....we "found" it when we moved. I used it twice with recipes from the book it came with. First was just mixing liquids together and using the maker...second was cooking eggs and sugars and cream on the stove to make the ice cream base. Both times it tastes good right away (it is really soft serve when you take it out of the machine) but after they freeze, they are icy and don't have the correct testure....anybody know about making ice cream?,  Joanie in FL Keys

9978 Charter schools (8/24/2016 7:54:04 AM):  My DIL is super excited that she got a teaching job at a charter school. Has been at a parochial school for the past three years working for peanuts, so the boost in pay is a real bonus. Has anyone had any experience with charter schools, comparing them to Catholic or public school system? Any thoughts and opinions would be most welcome. ,  Angela/NY

9979 Motel prices? (8/24/2016 7:55:33 AM):  Getting ready to go on vacation, which is the best to have for seniors to get discounts, AARP or AAA? thanks,  Mrs. C

9984 Foy Code (8/24/2016 9:45:02 AM):  ehm1y7lmy 16 points for one more.,  Vicki, Va.

9985 Free Teacher Breakfasts/Lunches (8/24/2016 9:50:46 AM):  Yes, we did get free lunches a breakfasts for a while because the teachers haven't gotten raises here since about 2006. Oklahoma is about 49th state in lowest pay, Mississippi just pushed us to next to last in pay. I hope some of you on here never get in the situation that some of our children are in. Now, what are your thoughts on the ShoeBox program. Should we not send to those children in other countries? If I have fruit left over from lunch, I will send it home with a child who asks for it. Maybe they do leave food on the buses, but it could be because they forgot. Hopefully, there will be answers to all of this soon. I just love and feel sorry for the children.,  Janice/Ok

9986 Sore Toe (8/24/2016 9:52:33 AM):  I bumped my big toe on the concrete step getting out of the pool a month ago. I scabbed over but is still sore. Since I am diabetic I am going to the doctor today. I pray that can just give me a strong antibiotic and not send me to wound care. You have to keep going back, but I guess it is worth it not to lose a toe.,  Janice/Ok

9989 50th bday gift (8/24/2016 10:05:39 AM):  Does anyone have ideas for a gift for my friend. She's turning 50 next month (I did in April). We went to Jr/high school together here in California. Now she lives in the South. ,  Shanna, CA

9992 Television Show (8/24/2016 10:18:15 AM):  Now I watched the television show last night....'Better Late Than Never' Sends William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman ... What a hoot..... I laughed out loud more than once. I like this new show...,  Nancee/IN

9998 Zyrtec (8/24/2016 10:51:01 AM):  Has anyone had problems with getting your Gift Cards when cashing out on there site? Its from where you entered codes from packages, and they after you got the points and reached what you wanted and cashed out? I sent for a Best Buy gift card and still have not received it. I wrote and they said they had the wrong address. But what they had was correct. And told them.,  Need help.

0001 cute joke (8/24/2016 11:35:11 AM):  The Potatoe Heads decided to get married & many years later they had a daughter which they named Yam. Then Yam meet& got married to Mr Couch Potatoe & then they had many tater tots.,  Lilli Tertzlaff OH

0009 Susan, La (8/24/2016 12:03:39 PM):  My son-in-law will be part of group cooking at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church this Sunday. Letting everyone in the area know about this free meal. Prayers for all. ,  Betty, La

0011 A poem by Cice Anderson (8/24/2016 12:12:14 PM):  Cice was a little girl that lived across the street from me in Caribou, ME. She likes to reminisce About her childhood days. Childhood –by Cice—My childhood was in times gone by, they will not come again—but memories of that long past time, can take us way back when—When our journey was just starting, our road of life unmarred---back when we had just started out, before we learned that life was hard---When Mom and Dad took care of things, all we had to do was be good—and even the punishment was fleeting if you didn’t act like you should—Oh, that joyful time of childhood, no responsibilities just running free—around my little town of Caribou, Maine are my dearest memories—riding bikes to lions picnic ground and wading in the stream—eating peanut butter and fluff sandwiches, if you’re from my town you know what I mean –going to the dry cleaners, which now I seldom do –for we had only cotton or wool, few synthetics around its true –and Nanie wore a mink coat, seems such an extravagance today—but in days so long ago, it seemed to be the way—I remember winter mornings, when my breath seem to freeze- but the snow was a wonderful thing, use to pray for a snow day. please—and that first snow of the season , a wonder to behold –we would hope for the sticky stuff and snowball fights would unfold—making of snow angels and building snow forts too always such a busy life ,always something to do—playing with dolls or playing with bow and arrow or a cap gun, climbing trees, I did it all, I say---And no matter where I travel or live on any given day—if you ask me where my home is, not just where I live—My home town is Caribou, Maine is the answer. I would give ,  Bob, PA

0012 Google Researcher/Wound Care (8/24/2016 12:18:29 PM):  Wound Care was fantastic for me. Before my stomach surgery I had a lesion under my stomach and it took many visits to get it well. Then when I had stomach surgery it look 40 hyperbaric treatments at $1000.00 each plus the dressing of the wound. So I am hoping My MD can give antibiotics and cream.,  Janice/Ok

0013 prayers for Riley (8/24/2016 12:19:44 PM):  Riley (a girl) is my DD's roommate and we have known her since 6th grade. Riley graduated from college as a teacher in May, but needs a semester intern before can teach on her own - don't ask, since I don't understand the rules. Anyways, she got a paid intern position with two days notice. Riley has an important meeting this afternoon at 4 PM pacific time. If it doesn't go well Rley will be pulled from the intern position. Riley has a heart condition, is stress eating and now throwing up daily. Please pray that the correct thing happens during this meeting.,  Heather, NV

0035 Rriteaid (8/24/2016 5:26:45 PM):  Anyone know when the summer stuff goes to 75 percent,  Cheryl ny

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