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Pez dispenser candy (1/12/2015 7:27:42 AM):  Where can I buy the little candies that go into a PEZ dispenser?,  ShieliaB ~ Florida

4611 Annie (1/12/2015 7:49:11 AM):  MY dd's and I went to see Annie for my birthday (today) on Saturday. My youngest dd and I used to watch Annie almost every day in the early 80's. We loved the newest Annie. It was interesting because it was set in the present time with technology being a big part of it. It was "cleaner" than the original Annie. Cameron Diaz played a great Ms Hannigan character. Afterwards, we went ate Mexican food; then went to Hobby Lobby. We had a great girls day out.,  Janice/Ok

4614 Flat White (1/12/2015 8:45:46 AM):  Has anyone tried the hyped flat white at Starbucks yet? I had one yesterday. The barista was excited to show me that he can make them look exactly like they do in the photos--yes, they are pretty, but not so much in a paper cup. lol. And--here, at least--they only come in tall, and that tall costs $3.75. So--I thought it was pretty good, and surprisingly satisfying for "just" a tall. But I didn't think it tasted appreciably different than a plain latte, so I'll probably save the cost difference (about 20¢ for that size) from now on.,  Linda, TX

4622 Puzzle (1/12/2015 9:20:44 AM):  MAC, WI I think the answer to this week's puzzle is Fort Worth. Remove the "FOR" & the "RTH", & only "TWO" remain!,  Virginia Ann S VA

4624 Simple recipe using Egg Nog (1/12/2015 9:23:54 AM):  Does anyone have an easy recipe for using Egg Nog as an ingredient. I'm looking for a simple muffin or other recipe. I was given some left over egg nog yesterday. I don't like to drink it. Nor does my nephew & his lady friend. Would like to use it in a recipe.,  Virginia Ann S VA

4625 iRazoo Treasure Code (1/12/2015 9:26:50 AM):  stayhealthy Good until 1/12/2015, 11:00 PM EST.,  Melody, WA

4628 FOY Code (1/12/2015 9:30:30 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code n4xo9ajpb worth 18 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more. ,  Vicki. Va.

4631 Dr Oz Breakfast Smoothie (1/12/2015 9:34:01 AM):  Today I added 1/4 of an apple and I still added the spinach because it's so good for you- I omitted the ice. The taste is much better-although, I'm still not a fan of the milk, but I'll get use to it. There is one tip that Dr. Oz gave and it works for me. I always drink lemon (fresh lemon) water most days and it does make a difference with my joints, but he said to drink 8 oz warm water with fresh lemon in it-immediately when you get up in the morning. He said the warm lemon water calmed down all of the inflammation that's going on in your body. I've been doing this and it's truly making a difference. ,  Sharon B., VA

4647 Birds and Blooms (1/12/2015 11:14:50 AM):  I ve got the Feb/March issue of just Birds and Blooms and have looked all over for the acorn in this issue has someone else found it in this issue and can you tell me what page it is on Thanks,  Becky Mo

4649 Swagbucks Code (1/12/2015 12:50:00 PM):  NewYearNewYou 4 SB! This code will expire at 1pm PT/4pm ET.,  Melody, WA

4651 pictures on computer (1/12/2015 1:58:57 PM):  Can someone help me with putting pictures on my computer and then finding them. I don'tunderstand "Save" "Save As", etc. I am putting stuff on Craig's list and do have a folder with "Craig's List". My son in law helped me about a yr. ago but I have forgotten now what to do. I have taken pictures with my Ipad, sent them to me in an email.,  Joyce A., VA

4652 Wow! (1/12/2015 2:08:28 PM):  This is a story about a teach who is retired (I think he retired last year) teacher. He's been doing Bikes for Angels and has upped his game since retiring. What http://tinyurl.com/lqk5s8q a wonderful couple. I loved his wife's comment about children not having a choice in the family they are born in.,  Sharon B., VA

4654 Mom (1/12/2015 3:14:57 PM):  My mother has given up. She has been in a hospital since Fri. and today they are moving her to a nearby rehab center to evaluate her. She is not eating and drinking very little so I know she won't do anything at the rehab center. These few days medicare will pay for her stay but if they determine she is not working with them they will change her status and we will have to pay for her to stay there or we can bring her home. She is bedridden and sleeps a lot. There is hospice but they said she can't go there since the rehab center/nursing home can keep her there and they can go there to help her. I have been researching nursing homes and everything is set for either the poor on Medicaid (which she does not qualify) or the rich. She has a little money and a small home and I would hate to lose it all. My father was in WWII and wondering if the VA wouldn't help with some of her expenses to stay in a nursing home since she is his widow and he died years ago. Does anyone have experience with the VA helping widows of officers in previous wars? Any other suggestions? If she comes home I will need help often with her care and someone to be with her while my husband and I work. I talked to a nurse at the hospital, a social worker, a hospice employee and the nursing home employee and each gave me different answers and didn't agree with the other on what will be covered and won't or if she can or can't go to hospice, etc. Thanks for any advice!,  Ann

4667 Destin condos (1/12/2015 5:41:17 PM):  Do any of you have any recommended condos in Destin, that are directly on the beach? We have used Pelican Beach, Jade East and Emerald Towers, and loved all of them. Just wondering if any of you have some others you like.Thanks,  Larie/ky

4668 Yahoo Groups problem (1/12/2015 5:52:09 PM):  I have been trying to post something on FreeCycle at Yahoo Groups to no avail. I tried to post an offer four times in the past 24 hours and though I received a message saying that my post was received by them, it was never posted on free cycle. What am I doing wrong that holds it back from being posted?,  Jan

4671 Posting # 04657/Ang W. IN (1/12/2015 6:28:56 PM):  Please email me about the problem with the computer. I didn't answer your original post because computer problems are not in my realm! My son is a computer geek and could probably help with the answer. About the only thing I know is "Tiny url" issues!! My email is: google_researcher @ hotmail.com (no spaces),  Google Researcher

4673 Sharon B Va (1/12/2015 6:35:06 PM):  I am late to the discussion on diet. I think that what trips up so many people is that they "go on a diet" when in reality what needs to be done is to have a new way of eating (woe). The word diet is overused in our culture. You have to find a way to eat for the rest of your life, not just in the short term. Eating differently for a short amount of time thinking that it will do you any good in the long run is wrong. Real weight loss is something that happens over time, not overnight. This time of year every show or magazine seems to have any number of "diets" and yet none of them will actually help.,  Leigh IA

4676 Want to make a Shutterfly Calendar? (1/12/2015 7:11:17 PM):  Here's a code, exp 3/15/15: JJ2B-1A3X-PZAA-6B7J42 ,  Shelby, Iowa

4679 galaxy tab 4 (1/12/2015 8:07:33 PM):  I have the galaxy tab 4 and was looking for a notes app that uses voice input and can be password protected. Some of these apps seem to be for the phone and doesn't work on the tablet. ,  Vera MI

4681 Cremation vs. buriel (1/12/2015 9:07:20 PM):  What do you want? I am struggling with this for my Dad. He is not eating - can't swallow - end stage Alz. My brother and his wife, my husband all want cremation for themselves and think it's the best idea for my Dad. My mom is still alive w/severe dementia. She doesn't know what she wants for Dad. Dad is under hospice care and they want to know the funeral home/arrangements. I can't stand the idea of sending his body to a incinerator to burn it up. Yes - I tell my husband I do understand he can't feel it as you say but.... I was looking in his closet - thinking of a suit or what to wear in the casket and then think of them burning up his body. I don't think I can do this... I know if you believe in God - his soul would go to heaven... It just seems horrible to dispose of the body this way to me at this time for my father. Thoughts?,  Distraught Daughter

4682 Missouri Retirement (1/12/2015 9:13:27 PM):  Bumping up in case you didn't see it. With the State of GA to draw a retirement check you have to have worked a min. of l0 years. Then when you left the state gov't you'd have to be sure you didn't withdraw the retirement funds - both what you contributed and state gov't to get a refund.,  DA in GA

4685 Pastor (1/12/2015 9:50:48 PM):  Update on our pastor situation. Long so if you weren't one of the originals who expressed an interest, you may just want to skip the rest of this. Went out for Ladies'Night Out with our church tonight. One of the group is on the Pastor/Parish Committee. We have to submit whether we want to keep our pastor for another year so that Conference can work on assignments for end of June. Our pastor has been out of the country since after Christmas on mission trip and just returned Friday (I think). This lady said that he had told her that the Dist. Super had called him while he was on his trip to tell him that we, and the other church on the charge with us, do not want him for another year. One of the ladies, who is usually very quiet, said YESSSS! She got some strange looks. An older woman who is not on the committee was very upset that we do not want him and thought it was wrong that he was called while he was out of the country. She thought that the entire membership of both churches should have voted and he s/h/b told when he returned. I DO agree that it was wrong to tell him before he got home, but maybe they wanted to tell him before it hit the grapevine. Don't know what the deadline was to turn in our report. I said that maybe the committee members had sought opinions of church members or maybe that some of the congregation had approached committee members and they voted according to what they were told, much like an elected official listens to the citizens they represent and are supposed to vote accordingly. I told them I disagreed with the way he was told, but that I did not think that he was taking our church in the right direction and that I thought the main reason for loss of attendance was b/c of him. I am also surprised that they will not leave him w/ us b/c he is less than 2 years from retirement age and didn't think they would send him to another church for that short while. Plus UMC has a shortage of ordained ministers. There were 6 churches last year that did not get ordained ministers. We used to have a retired minister, but now all those that are retired, want to BE retired. Don't know who'll they send us, won't know until mid-June but it can't be any worse than what we have now. He has actually "misrepresented the truth" at least twice that I know of. Once, he said that the woman that volunteered to do job of secretary said we needed internet. One lady said I talked to her yesterday and she said that since our office is not staffed, internet is not necessary. The other time they were going to ask same lady to take job of treasurer, since the other was moving. I said they'd better have 2nd choice b/c she gave up secretary (I know why but she hasn't given the real reason). He said that she gave it up b/c, in his opninion, she had personality problems with someone "and it's not me, but someone who likes to give orders". She told him she had her hands full w/ 2 jobs and we all know she d/n/h probs with the lady we all knew he was talking about w/o mentioning her name. I just thought it was wrong for him to implicate someone else as being the reason, when nothing was ever said about personality. Besides being untruthful, he's very arrogant. That's when I decided that I could never go to him if I needed to b/c I'm not sure if it w/b in confidence or if it would get twisted around. Thanks for listening. I'm sure he'll have some comments to make on Sunday. ,  Susan, LA

4687 allergic to rabbits (1/12/2015 10:23:52 PM):  Well, I knew I was allergic to cats, but I think I found out I am allergic to rabbits also. I was at a 4-H Community Club meeting (where all the groups got together) with multiple rabbits for over an hour. My ears feel like they are plugging up (with tubes in my ears even) and my eyes have itched almost all evening. Ugh.,  Heather, NV

4688 Ann - VA Benefits (1/12/2015 10:23:53 PM):  I have been talking to someone who helps people fill out the VA paperwork. We were told to apply you need to get their assets (jointly) down to $80,000.00. Their house does not count as an asset for VA Benefits - unlike Medicaid. You can have a family member live in the house but not rent it. If you rent it the money counts as income when they determine your benefit amount. They are looking at the ratio of income verse expenses. Like in my case my parents total income is $ll00. ($300 SS - MO - $800 SS Dad) The Assisted Living place has been charging $46l0 a mo. for 2 of them so they are clearly in the hold and will run out of $. Medicaid has a 5 yr. look-back period but VA Benefits do not. I don't think the part about how the widow has to live in a VA home is correct. I've never heard of anything like that. We are told it takes about 4 months to be approved but once it is then it's retroactive to the date applied. ,  Good Luck

4713 Day trips from Branson (1/13/2015 7:49:21 AM):  We are staying 8 nights around the end of March in Branson. We go to Branson a lot and know about Silver Dollar, Dixie Stampede and all the great shows and shopping and will be doing some of that. We also plan for a day trip to Springfield and one to Mansfield. Any other cool day trips we might enjoy. We have 3 young children ( under age 9). We like to hike and picnic, any good parks within a few hours? Or other good places to check out? In Springfield we plan on the zoo, cave and safari, in Mansfield is Laura Ingalls home and museum as well as Baker's Creek Seeds. you can email me at Rachel_martin_2001@yahoo.com ( and those are underscores, not spaces). Thanks for your help. ,  Rachel, AR

4722 Southern California (1/13/2015 9:36:34 AM):  Trying to plan a girls get away to San Diego area for a week of sun and fun. Would love to rent a place on the coast. Any words of wisdom.,  Kathy, CO

4723 Ibotta friends (1/13/2015 9:55:26 AM):  Would anyone that does Ibotta be interested in being facebook friends? My friends are not active on Ibotta, only one is and it's getting hard to do the bonuses.,  Barbara, Tx.

4725 Swagbucks Code (1/13/2015 10:49:54 AM):  Swagbuffs worth 3 SB. This code will expire at 11am PT/2pm ET.,  Melody, WA

4727 Finger Lakes---thinking (1/13/2015 12:40:09 PM):  about vacationing in Finger Lakes region this summer. I live in PA and would prefer not going real deep into NY. Any suggestions of where to start --like which lake is best, closest to PA and which is near best wineries. ,  Thinking about summer

4735 Target.com (1/13/2015 2:43:16 PM):  Can I return a Target.com order to the store? The shoes came way too small. Thanks.,  Mal

4736 What's for Supper/Dinner (1/13/2015 3:08:03 PM):  Here we're having, roasted chicken breast, roasted peppers, baked sweet potatoes, asparagus and homemade apple sauce. I'll be passing on the applesauce because the apples were really tart, so I added a tad of sugar and some cinnamon. I'll also be passing on the baked sweet potatoes because they are starchy. I'll add sweet potatoes back into my diet after this 10 day no sugar-starch regime is over :),  Sharon B., VA

4737 Dyson Vacuum (1/13/2015 3:39:53 PM):  I need a new vacuum cleaner. Have been looking at a Dyson. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.,  Marilyn, MA

4738 my co-worker (1/13/2015 3:41:36 PM):  Prayers please for my co-worker Pam's family. Pam passed away today after bravely fighting lung cancer. She was a breast cancer survivor for several years, but lung cancer got the best of her. She just enjoyed a wonderful Disney cruise with her daughter and grandchildren at Christmas. She has one daughter, two grandchildren, a boy friend that also works with us and his children. My office is very quiet right now, with just occasional sobs. She was a very fiesty person, and gave the fight all she had. Rest in peace Pam.,  Yvonne LA

4745 postage (1/13/2015 4:32:12 PM):  How much does it cost just over the .49 stamp? Thanks,  Tammy

4747 Mom/VA (1/13/2015 4:59:41 PM):  I wanted to say thanks so much to all who commented on my questions about mom and VA widow benefits. It is too late to try and get anything for mom. It is a matter of time before she dies but maybe others can use the information to help themselves or parents who were in the service. Thanks again!!,  Ann

4748 From Facebook (1/13/2015 5:11:04 PM):  Baked Oatmeal 3 cups rolled oats (not instant) ½ cup brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 eggs 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup milk 3 tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla Top with Cranberries and pistachios Blueberries and shredded coconut Chocolate chips and almonds Instructions 1.Grease muffin tin well. Set aside. 2.In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. 3.In another mixing bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, milk and vanilla and whisk thoroughly. 4.Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix. 5.Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin. 6.Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. 7.Enjoy! you can use the cupcake papers but she said to spray anything you use with pam since these tend to stick. I can't wait to try these, they store in fridge for 2-3 days or in freezer for 6 months, great make ahead to just pop in microwave...,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

4754 MCR (1/13/2015 6:07:04 PM):  Is anyone else having trouble getting into MY Coke Rewards website? I have been having trouble all day and still can't get it (been using MCR/Beta) Can anyone help?,  June/AL

4763 Mail ? (1/13/2015 6:37:57 PM):  I have lived at my residence for over 20 years to receive mail for my physical address 123 Smith Rd I as well as other residents on Smith Rd have mailboxes located up on the main road beside mail boxes for Parker Rd My physical address never existed until we built our home here and we were the first to install a mail box on Parker Rd Our mail box is about 1/2 mile from our home so we can't see when the mail runs For some reason unknown to us occasionally we receive mail to our address with several different last names I am wondering if someone is using our mail box to obtain mail I know all my neighbors only 2 have mail boxes others use po boxes to get their mail and none are the names I am receiving mail for Also I am a decoy mail agent so some mail is coded not really a name just letters and numbers XBOX FC123AB I am concerned if I report someone is using my box the carrier might not be able to distinguish between the two and trash mail thinking its not ours But don't like the idea of someone using our box,  Debra A, NC

4770 Female dog spayed (1/13/2015 7:53:52 PM):  We have a new dog...almost 6 months old. We will be getting her spayed in the next several months. Do dogs typically calm down more after being spayed? She is a German Shorthair (which typically are more energetic) so I wondered if her energy level will decrease after the procedure. Thank you for any responses!,  Julie, MI

4771 Recall Notice (1/13/2015 7:59:09 PM):  IKEA recalls crib mattresses due to risk of entrapment: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/IKEA-Recalls-Crib-Mattresses/Google Researcher

4786 staples rewards (1/14/2015 7:58:49 AM):  does anyone know why I didn't get my staples rewards for Jan, I usually get them by now, thanks, Janet Y,  janet young ny

4787 Target Christmas (1/14/2015 8:05:12 AM):  My son was just commenting that he never saw any of those gadgets - tools, small games, etc in the red pre-wrapped gifts last year. I never thought about that. Did anyone see any? I saw the Smith and Hawkins amaryllis bulbs but they had the normal price stickers (I did buy one at half price) so no big clearance. Remember the old days when they had dishes, glassware, flatware, flannel sheets and other good things?,  JudyB LA

4789 Petco (1/14/2015 7:04:13 AM):  HI I just read into day's paper this morning that Petco won't sell anything from China anymore too many health issues with products. They say buy uSA products but hard to come by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,  Lilli T, OH

4790 Recipes (1/14/2015 8:24:06 AM):  Im kind of in a cooking rut. Any awesome meal recipes that are easy to make, bake, like meats, casseroles?,  RC

4792 iRazoo Treasure Code (1/14/2015 8:37:12 AM):  Lifeinsurance until 1/14/2015 at 11:00 PM EST. ,  Melody, WA

4794 Grilling in LA (1/14/2015 8:49:30 AM):  No, LA isn't the only place...I don't care if it's snowing, I'll get out there under the covered canning patio and put that charcoal in the chimney and light er' up. No steak is ever served at my house unless it's been grilled on charcoal and wood chips. What I love about using a charcoal chimney is that you put paper under it to light the coals. None of that nasty lighter fluid. I grill out at least once a week in the winter- and in the spring, summer and fall I cook outside a lot. This past summer I started cooking outside campfire style with big cast iron dutch ovens. Maybe it's in my head, but food cooked outside tastes better :),  Sharon B., VA

4801 Minors Drinking Question (1/14/2015 9:20:51 AM):  If you have minor children do you allow them to drink alcohol at home with meals or for celebrations? On NYE I was at a house party with my 12 yr old son and the person passing out toasts argued with me that he should receive the alcohol version vs. the cider (I was drinking the cider version myself). Today at work we were casually talking and one of the guys said they allow their kids (ages 10 and 11) to drink wine with dinner and have toasts. What are your opinions on this? ,  No name this time

4820 Area code 507 (1/14/2015 12:04:09 PM):  Does anyone know where this from? We keep getting a call only leaves his message. And the area code is 507. We don't want to call him back till we know where it is going,  Thanks

4822 registration problems (1/14/2015 12:13:10 PM):  Ok, this is the sticky situation. My husband bought a scooter from a guy at a garage sale. The guy didnt have the title at the time but my husband gave our son the money and told him to take care of it as we had to be somewhere and it was getting late. The problem is the previous owner never signed the title to the guy my husband bought it from, and the guy didnt want to pay the state sales taxes so he never bothered to try to register it. Found out the previous owner moved out of state. So now stuck with a scooter that has no clear title. My husband already went to at least a couple of sites on the internet where you pay to get information on someone. he hasnt paid them for the info - yet. Of course the previous owner might not want to be found, or might not want to be bothered or sign the papers. Husband paid $500 for the thing and at this point is thinking of just losing the $500 and donating it to charity but I dont think they would want it without clear title. he was wondering aloud about what happens on those auction shows if someone finds a vehicle in a locker where there is no title with it. Does anyone have any advice except to give my husband a good swift kick?,  fed up

4849 Susan, LA (1/14/2015 2:44:43 PM):  "Last night at the gas station...." Huh?? Your gas station has casseroles?? I only know of a couple that have fast food inside them around here. Also for LA people do you have counties or are all your "areas" called parishes??? I've only heard of the term from people in LA.,  Susan, SC

4853 Outdoor Cooking Thing (1/14/2015 3:23:28 PM):  Nothing beats a fish fry & fries & hush puppies cooked outdoors. We take electric frypan plug up in garage & open big door up. Oh it is wonderful & neighbors come from all around.,  Vicki, Va.

4857 decluttering (1/14/2015 4:20:08 PM):  Just wanted to check in to see how everyone is doing with their decluttering projects? I have taken 6 small plastic groc. bags to the thrift store but feel there's a lot left to go! ,  Lori L MN

4860 Mom and moving (1/14/2015 4:38:27 PM):  I just called Mom (over 200+ miles away). She said she wants me to go visit (I was just there 2 weeks ago) and she wants to move out of California! Oh, here we go again.... I finally told her 'I can't live with her and my brother and sister can't either'. So, I called the best Independent Living place near me to see if they even have an opening. Mom says she will go be evaluated by a doctor (I will believe it when she is actually talking to one). Like I told Dsis and Dbrother I will 'take grief' from an agency about 'potentially grandma dumping' (i.e. Mom complains to them about her having to live in a facility) if she had to go to a doctor to move in. I can point out that Mom hadn't gone in over 8 years, but was willing to go to move in. The one advantage now is I can pay her bills from her accounts under the trust (I couldn't do that before). I will take any prayers you are willing to give on this topic.,  Heather, NV

4875 Fraud (1/14/2015 6:17:36 PM):  Looking for some input on this question. About 1 or 2 months ago some one used my numbers from a store card of mine to make some expensive purchases. They had them shipped overnite to a completly different address and used my old phone number from a previous address.I made none of these purchases. I have talked to these companies till I am blue in the face. Ive reported this to the sherrifs office and they told me there was not much they can due beings this purchase was done on like and another stae. The people I talked to also said that I signed for this purchase to. How do you sigh for purchase on the computor? Has anyone else had problems with this and what did you do and what was your outcome.Sure hope I can get some ideas as to what to do. Have reported this but nothing seems to take place yet. Help if you can please with any advice ,  Becky

4882 RAOK ~ Book (1/14/2015 7:45:16 PM):  I was going through boxes of books tonight and I found a Mary Ellen's Best of Helpful Hints (on older edition). I'll mail it to the first person who emails me their snail mail. I'm at flyvanguard@yahoo.com,  Sandy B., MO

4885 ETOH: (1/14/2015 9:31:45 PM):  Alcohol.,  Jane, CA

4887 Church/pastor update-Long (1/14/2015 10:31:58 PM):  We had regularly scheduled meeting of Administrative Council tonight. Boy! The fact that the pastor was not asked to return was the elephant in the room and then it was discussed in the PPR Committee Report. One of the PPR committee members asked if he wanted to speak b/c she d/n want to step on his toes. He said that he guesses he and the congregation have different visions for the future of our church and that he wanted to come back for another year or so. At the start of meeting, he gave a 10 minute devotional by reading an article about dying churches and whether you want to continue things as they are or do you want your church to survive. I think this was his "dig" at us for not asking him back. (Found out earlier today that he w/ be 64 next month and was wanting to retire between 67 and 70. They d/n/h another church to place him in so he w/h/t early retire in June when his year w/ us is up. Don't quite get this b/c they told us that there is are not enough pastors to appoint to all the churches needing one, so something's not right there.) I had been asked if the comm. (only 4 members from our church, 8 from sister church) had made the decision on their own. I felt they must have had input prior to their decision, but wanted them to say it for benefit of those who asked me. I could have said more at that point, but chose not to. Figured my concerns should be addressed in private so that he w/n/b embarrassed, but he doesn't have the same concerns when it comes to us. One of the members, who he has issues w/ b/c they are both headstrong, asked about wanting clarification on an issue that caused our church to have to pay for repairs to parsonage when the other church owns it. He told her "You are WRONG on 2 points and I'll tell you WHY." Looks began to be exchanged among the members. Then he proceeds to tell her that since she is an employee (our only employee), she is not a member of the church and is not entitled to voice her opinion. Whoa, Nelly! Jaws dropped, people gasped. Her husband & 2 other people told him that he was out of line and that she had been a member longer than many of us at the table. That's when I asked for the floor. I wanted to do it right and not just jump into the frenzy. I said that I don't speak often and if I do, it's past time. I didn't want emotions to enter into it, but the previous incident made me realize that I needed to speak. "This incident may be part of the reason why you were NOT asked back." Went on to tell him that I have lost faith in him as a pastor b/c I personally know of 2 instances where he "misrepresented" what happened and that I can't trust what I say w/b held in confidence and/or not turned around. And that I, personally, don't like the way he talks to us, like we are stupid and his way is the only way. If he w/ meet us part-way and be willing to admit that he could be wrong and done or said things differently, that w/b a start. That what he told her c/h been phrased more tactfully, diplomatically and more constructively. It's funny b/c the heat w/n turned up too high and we were all cold. I'm not cold-natured, but I was shaking. After that, I had to push my sleeves up and started fanning. Several people told me afterward that I was the only one that had the guts to tell him. I said that maybe I was the only one that was stupid enough to open my mouth. Thanks for letting me vent. It's going to be tough to get to sleep tonight. ,  Susan, LA

4888 spring cleaning.... (1/14/2015 10:20:09 PM):  here's your official motivator: i found a bag with some old magazines & junk in it (dated 2010) while cleaning out a closet. looked through it & discovered two gift cards i don't even remember ever having, sears & macy's. called to see if there were balances on them - $50 on macy's & $20 on sears! will keep on cleaning & hoping to find more treasure!,  Donna M, CA

4893 Jeopardy (1/14/2015 11:15:44 PM):  Thanks for our conversation the other day about pineapple painted on brick, I was able to get Jeopardy clue today: in colonial times, this tropical fruit became symbol of hospitality,  Susan, LA

4902 MCC (1/15/2015 7:02:30 AM):  Is anyone else fighting the "Michigan Creeping Crud"? Worse than a cold, not quite the flu, just enough to make one miserable?...,  Nancy B, MI

4904 Strange Goof! (1/15/2015 8:24:12 AM):  Yesterday I posted a response to Mom and moving. I read my posted response today. Was shocked to see that I'd somehow pasted a trade letter I'd written to a trader into my Off Topic post! I've never done that before. So have no idea how I did it in the first place! My computer has been doing quirky things when I'm typing messages on CC, OTC, etc.,  Virginia Ann S VA

4907 Household Hint (1/15/2015 9:01:39 AM):  Does anyone else have a Nordic Ware Rose Bundt pan? I love it and the appearance of the cakes I make in it. However, I could not always get some of the little bits of cake that were left after taking it out of the pan -- and then it hit me! Try Q-tips. It works perfectly. I wash and dry it to determine what may be left -- then use the Q-tip and I am ready for its next use. ,  Sue S., MN

4910 Janie, CA Shark (1/15/2015 9:13:38 AM):  Janie, the motor and the canister is at the top. One side had a button you push over the top of the trash can and it all falls out- the top side has the filters that you can hand wash, so you have a longer filter life. I vacuum every day because I have dogs running in and out. I can't get over the power it has. My stairs are carpeted and in the past it's been hard to get the dog hair off, just one swipe on each step pulls it right up. Now, if someone had animals and only vacuumed once a week, you would be doing a lot of dumping of the canister- but still, the top just pops off and it's easy. I love my Shark- best cleaning vacuum I've ever owned!,  Sharon B., VA

4919 Isn't it annoying... (1/15/2015 10:15:29 AM):  That Stouffers and Lean Cuisine still have codes inside the boxes? And Lean Cuisine has deleted my favorite office lunches... can't find the Indian meals anywhere. They were great. Sigh.,  Deborah K, VA

4920 ATT Class Action Suits (1/15/2015 11:19:50 AM):  This was about cell phones. I never got anything on it. My daughter got $13.00 I heard of others only getting a few cents. With it being hard to get to someone at ATT does someone know how to check on this?,  Janice/Ok

4921 FOY Code (1/15/2015 11:24:16 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code vsp06y6l2 worth 39 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more. ,  Vicki, Va.

4925 Magazine clutter (1/15/2015 12:03:35 PM):  For me, one big clutter problem is magazines. I hate throwing them away. But, my goal is to go through and get rid of 4 magazines per day. I've also thrown away renewal notices for a couple that came due recently. I figure if I can get them under control and actually read them, maybe i'll renew. Until then, I have plenty to read for months. ,  Julie in Mass

4928 Carpet cleaner ~ UGH (1/15/2015 12:38:21 PM):  Well, we have 3 dogs, 2 grandkids and a cat so we rent a Rug Doctor fairly frequently. We decided to buy and did our research to get the best cleaning one. Maybe the best cleaning one isn't the best for your mental well-being. This thing makes me look like the worst housewife in the county. Next time I buy a rug doctor I'm going to buy the 2nd or 3rd best ...,  No longer dirty carpets Sandy B., MO

4936 Swagbucks (1/15/2015 1:58:14 PM):  I know that one of the members did a Swagbucks tutorial, but I can't find it now. I'm finally ready to try the phone app, but I need step by step info or I'm lost. Thanks ,  Linda, FL

4939 Wilton heart cookie recipe (1/15/2015 2:03:19 PM):  Hi Everyone, I tried finding the recipe that comes with the Wilton giant heart cookie pan on the website but couldn't find it. Does anyone happen to have this pan or know where I can find the jumbo choc. chip cookie recipe? Thanks in advance!,  Lori L MN

4942 Insurance info on tax form-- (1/15/2015 2:26:23 PM):  My friend just got a note from her accountant that now we have to provide insurance info on our tax forms when we do our 2014 taxes. Now that's intrusive!,  Reader

4945 Chloe update (1/15/2015 2:44:46 PM):  Thx Ali for the update on the blog. It rips my heart out to see Chloe being such a brave little girl, so I know you and Jordan are feeling it 1,000 times more. She's too little to really understand and her little brother has no idea at all. Continued prayers for everyone. This really gives you a wake up and makes you realize that "pastor problems", although aggravating and disheartening, are not that big a deal. If Chloe and family can get through this, we can certainly hang on together at church. ,  Susan, LA

4951 Chloe's cards (1/15/2015 4:04:39 PM):  If you are considering sending Chloe a Valentine's card, as I am, how about enclosing a Valentine;s card for Treven. I am sure he would love to receive some cards also.,  Louise, NY

4952 Fraud (1/15/2015 4:18:47 PM):  Thanks to all who provided some output for me on this Fraud situation. Thanks for all your help guys. Attorney General has been contacted as well as talking to other people to. Thanks again ,  Becky

4959 Cell phones (1/15/2015 4:59:53 PM):  When u use cell phone gps are u using minutes or data or what? I was wondering how it affects your plan?,  Joyce a Va

4973 Recall Notice (1/15/2015 9:34:07 PM):  NPD Furniture recalls dining chairs due to fall hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/NPD-Furniture-Recalls-Dining-Chairs/Google Researcher

4974 Memphis, TN (1/15/2015 9:47:08 PM):  Does anyone here live in Memphis and want to answer some questions and give a traveler some advise via email? DH and I are thinking of this destination for our anniversary in late March to early April. TIA ,  Shelby, Iowa

4978 DD & grad school (1/15/2015 10:41:16 PM):  Just got a phone call (9:30 pm) that DD just found out the deadline for Mechanical Engineering Master's degree admission for University of Nevada, Reno is today! Up until now she had told me it was March (one of her professors said they could find grant money, etc so she wouldn't have to pay anything for her degree). So, she is filling out the application tonight and then will have to ask professors for letters of recommendations. I was in shock when she just called and told me. But, maybe she will learn a lesson (the hard way). She did apply for grad school in Oregon, but she would have to pay out of state fees for at least the first year (and no guarantee that she will get paid for research or TA jobs). I hope she doesn't 'forget' to apply for jobs this spring in case both of the grad schools fall through.,  Heather, NV

4990 Kohls (1/16/2015 11:18:28 AM):  I have a Kohls question. Okay... I go in and buy my sister in law a sweater. It costs ten dollars. I also use my Kohls cash of ten dollars. Now if she takes it back (with the gift receipt) does she get ten dollars credit or the full twenty dollars. she more than likely will return the item (she always returns stuff) But I want her to get the full credit of twenty dollars not the ten. ,  Patti/IN

4991 Coke Rewards (1/16/2015 12:14:46 PM):  The December 30 point Coke coupons have been mailed out. I ended up with 6 today.,  happy

4993 Coke Game help (1/16/2015 12:39:58 PM):  In regards to the coke game..... do you have to go to facebook? I can't find the game otherwise. I do NOT do facebook. I do twitter. But I can't find this coke game....,  Charlotte/IN

4994 FOY Code (1/16/2015 1:16:02 PM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code 8bl95hx6v worth 12 Hulk Coins for use by 3 users! You've won Fountain of Youth Code 8bl95hx6v worth 12 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more. ,  Vicki, Va.

4998 Pattern making system (1/16/2015 1:50:53 PM):  I went to my pattern making class today. It was very informative & I think once I practice &' over handouts & dvds I will get the hang of it. It is known as the Lullerloh system of pattern making. Basically you get this measuring device with markings on it in centimeters. You attach it to a cloth tape measure. Then you measure fullest part of bustline & hips. You also get these very miniature patten pieces about 3 inch scale. You put these on your pattern making paper. On the miniature pattern piece find a x or a +. On the scale find your bust size in cm. stick pin in center of x or + and also of cm of scale. The pattern then has different corresponding numbers like the neck might be a 12. So if your bust was 100 cm then you should have pin stuck at 100 cm & same pin in the center of the x or + then go up 11 inches & make a dot. Everything above waist line is for bust measurements & below waist line is hip measurement. Then you connect all the dots together. You do need a tailors guide & design tool for this part. The instructor followed this to a tee & made a blouse pattern from a 3 inch pattern piece on vellum paper that fit this large woman just perfect. You do have to add seam allowances when cutting your fabric. Probably real confusing but the site might give some info & class was only $10.00,  Vicki , Va

4999 Toll Free Numbers (1/16/2015 2:38:25 PM):  I googled a toll free number I get alot. Nothing much came up so put in an IL number I didn't know. I was told I could find out whose number this was by joining Instant checkmate, Inc. and $1.00. I did and used my paypal account. I was informed they couldn't help me. Then I was informed it would be @25.81 monthly - Huh? I canceled by calling the phone number given. I hung up and a toll free came up. I answered it and it was this company confirming my cancelation. I confirmed it and then emailed paypal - no payment to Instamt Checkmate,Inc,  Mary IL

5007 lint on dark colors (1/16/2015 3:33:52 PM):  is there anything we can buy to put in the dryer to help keep lint from clinging to dark colors,  bobbie al.

5009 Chimney caps or balloons (1/16/2015 4:47:44 PM):  I have a lot of cold air seeping from my fireplace to the living room. A chimney cap costs about $450, however, a chimney balloon (which looks cheap) costs about $50. For those of you who have fireplaces, how do you prevent cold air from coming in the living room when it is not being used?,  Mindy, MD

5012 pressure cooker (1/16/2015 5:42:12 PM):  Anyone have an electric pressure cooker that is stainless steel (no Teflon) inside? Like it??,  Mal

5015 Mom & moving saga (1/16/2015 6:28:40 PM):  Well, I spent most of today on the phone talking to different people. Right now I have to wait until Monday to find out if the Immediate Care place in her town will fill out the Physician's Evaluation form (so she can move into an Independent/Assisted Living place). She hasn't been to a doctor in at least 8 years and the one she went to then closed his practice (and I don't even know the name). If that doesn't work I need to look for a doctor that makes house calls. Oh, and I haven't called Mom since Wednesday (last time she said she wanted to move) so I don't know if she has changed her mind (again).,  Heather, NV

5017 Anti Nausea Medication (1/16/2015 6:48:11 PM):  My husband had a full knee replacement this past tuesday. They sent him home Wednesday night. His pain block wore off after we got home so he was never on any oral pain meds in the hospital. He is very nauseated from the percoset and a muscle relaxer. I know that he has to take them with a fair amount of food in his stomach. We called today and they prescribed ondansetron dot 4mg. This is not helping. Internet says it only works in about 25% of patients. My husband is extremely sensitive to pain meds they don't want to give him vicodin because they said it is not as strong. Does anyone have any ideas what to try next?,  Carol, GA

5021 Dinner? (1/16/2015 7:09:25 PM):  Hi -- I know it's dinnertime here on the West Coast, and other parts of the country are way past dinner. But tonight I did a tasty and simple stir fry using some tri-tip steak. I sliced it thinly, sauteed it in a little butter, and added broccoli and celery(small pieces). The only seasoning was some low-sodium soy sauce and sugar -- it was very good. If you can eat onions and garlic, it would be even better! Served it with a side of rice. A great dinner -- quick, too. I get into cooking ruts, so this was a nice change. ,  Alice Dodge, OR

5027 Layoffs (1/16/2015 7:52:38 PM):  Schlumberger, which is the world's biggest oilfield service provider, has cut 9,000 jobs. From oilpro.com: "This cut will be remembered as one of the largest single workforce reductions by any company in the history of oil and gas industry busts....They set the tone, and other companies take their cue from Schlumberger's activity. When Schlumberger acts, others follow." This is getting very scary. When that many people are laid off at one time, it's going to trickle down. And it probably won't trickle this time, but come down with a thud. Remember, this is just ONE company that's letting that many people go. Back in the 80's when it was so bad, layoffs were not that many at one time. Like I said before, my BIL and nephew are both oilfield. Nephew does cement work for new drilling, not going to be much of that going on. They're going to cap the wells that are currently in operation b/c it costs more to drill than what they can sell the oil for. And BIL does pipeyard inventory. Not much pipe going to be transported if wells are capped, so they won't need to constantly inventory. Maybe just inventory what's left before they shut down the pipeyards. A lot of truckers w/b out of work b/c there won't be any pipe needing to be transported. Tugboat operators will be hit b/c there won't be any barges and boats taking pipe, supplies and crew out. Not a good situation at all. BTW, I saw Sam's was $1.58 today. ,  Susan, LA

5039 LOL!!LOL!! (1/17/2015 6:30:05 AM):  What good does it do to bring James Taylor to France? What fool thought this one up?,  Joanie in NJ & FL

5042 Need Chloe & Trevon's home address (1/17/2015 7:32:29 AM):  Would someone be kind enough to post Chloe & Trevon's home address here. I've misplaced it & would like to send them Valentine cards.,  Virginia Ann S VA

5043 hard water stains (1/17/2015 7:38:55 AM):  Is there anything that will remove these stains from my toilet bowl and shower walls? I've tried bkeach, comet, vani-so (commercial (. I have low flow toilets so a hanging cleaner in bowl doesn't work. HELP ,  Cass

5056 Staples Rewards? (1/17/2015 9:31:11 AM):  Is anyone else having problem accessing their staples rewards account? The "page" looks different. I put in my email address and said "forgot" user name and I'm not on file. (This was after I tried my user name and password.),  Joanne VT

5062 KFR RAOK (1/17/2015 1:31:31 PM):  Kellogg's blueberry "wapples" as my grown son called them when he was just a little guy ... waffles for everyone else :) GMRJ J53H 68KM 57TW Please post when used. Enjoy!,  Sandy B., MO

5064 OTC Post for Ann Marie McClure (1/17/2015 1:44:11 PM):  I do not subscribe to this magazine and haven't heard of it but I'm posting this for a friend. "The Thrifty Nerk," editor Brandie Wentworth, stopped publication with the November 2014 Issue. Several people never received a letter stating there would be no more issues! Please tell other people in case they subscribed to her news letter! Ann Marie's e-mail, in case you have any questions, is downeaster1951@live.com You may contact me about this! I have talked to several people and None of us received that letter--I wrote and asked for my money back! Thanks, GOD BLESS, Ann Marie McClure, Lubec, Maine,  Sandy B., MO

5068 Spring is Coming!! (1/17/2015 3:03:18 PM):  I just know spring is coming because JCPennys had an entire section devoted to swimsuits today!! :),  Susan, SC

5075 Smoky Mountains (1/17/2015 5:45:50 PM):  Our family is going to be visiting the Smoky Mountain - Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge area this summer. Any suggestions on what things to do and what to avoid? It will be myself and 3 daughters - 22, 20, 17. Thanks. ,  Kim, FL

5080 Long time Days of our Lives viewer (1/17/2015 7:20:52 PM):  On show yesterday, Will was talking about when he came out & had the help of a male family member. Who would that be? Must not be someone on the show now.,  new viewer

5088 Mom & moving saga (1/17/2015 9:38:48 PM):  a) Please pray that the Immediate Care place will agree to see Mom and fill out the Physician's Assessment (I will hear on Monday). If not, I guess I need to find a doctor that will come to her house. b) I talked to DBrother tonight. It would definitely be cheaper to move her up here than the Bay Area. I did get him to agree that if Mom moves into a facility up here then I will still be going on vacations, etc (Dsis tried to say I would never have a vacation again - wrong!). c) I was finally told the 'whole story about a family health secret' - DBrother thought I was told about what happened when I was about a year old. So dumb to hide information...,  Heather, NV

5089 Girl Scout Cookies (1/17/2015 8:59:44 PM):  I was looking at the websites, as far as I could see, they are as clear as mud ....,  Karen F, PA

5097 Pat Electric pressure cooker (1/18/2015 7:17:59 AM):  what are some of the things you cook in it? Thanks.,  Mal

5102 Dr. Oz's Total 10 (1/18/2015 9:23:28 AM):  Okay, I've finished the first week of the Total 10 diet. I have to tell you about an added benefit that I didn't expect and it's the best thing about all of this- Inflammation in my joints -it's gone. At first I thought it was the warm glass of lemon water that I was drinking first thing in the morning, but once I thought about it, I don't think that's the reason. On normal days I have two 16 oz glasses of ice cold lemon water (fresh lemons), so that would have taken care of all of the inflammation. I'm sure the two glasses of ice cold lemon water has been helping but it didn't take it away. I'm thinking it's something that I've eliminated from my diet. Maybe the processed sugars? It could also be the broth that he has you make and drink. It's got garlic, ginger, onions, greens, rutabagas, winter squash and some other stuff in it- once it cooks down and simmers you drain it and keep the broth. I drink a half of a cup of that a day. It's kind of nasty tasting to me, so I sip it, but if it's what's taking away the inflammation then it will become a staple in my fridge from here on out. LOL I don't know what is taking care of this, but my joints are not in pain. My spine felt like it was crushing down on itself when I stood. Yes, I do have degenerative spine disease, but the pain and pressure is gone. This week I've switched to unsweetened almond milk and I actually like that or my sugar craving is gone...one or the other...LOL I have another week before I start introducing back breads, sweet potatoes and fruits like pineapple, oranges and that kind of thing. I will add them slowly to my diet. I can tell that I've lost some weight, but I haven't gotten on the scale because this isn't about weight loss it's about giving up sugar and bad carbs.,  Sharon B., VA

5105 Puzzle (1/18/2015 10:40:40 AM):  Last week's challenge: think of a U.S. city whose name has nine letters. Remove three letters from the start of the name and three letters from the end. Only two will remain. How is this possible, and what city is it? Answer: Fort Worth, Flatwoods, Wentworth, Pontoosuc Many of us came up with Fort Worth, but I was surprised at how many answer choices there were. Next week's challenge: Name two animals, both mammals, one of them domestic, the other wild. Put their letters together, and rearrange the result to name another mammal, this one wild, and not seen naturally around North America. What mammal is it?,  MAC--WI

5106 Paypal (1/18/2015 10:44:26 AM):  I get paid for most online jobs I do , mostly by paypal. How do I claim that income? I gave paypal a tax ID. Will they send me a statement or do I just print out all of my payments from my paypal statement? I emailed and looked on their site but can't find any information. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.,  LOIS Cardaro

5112 It's Almost Superbowl Time!! (1/18/2015 1:27:56 PM):  I'm getting a little head start on the RMC Superbowl Pool this year.... Same rules as in the past -- it does not cost anything to enter, you just need to send a goodie envelope to each of four winners! Contact me at oldladyglasses@gmail.com for more information and/or if you want to play this year. The big game is Sunday, February 1.,  Margaret, NY

5113 Great read on decluttering (1/18/2015 1:37:38 PM):  I thought this might interest some of you who are also working on decluttering. It's one of the best books I have read yet on the subject. Buried in Treasures: help for compulsive acquiring , saving and hoarding. David F, Tolin, Randy o. Frost, Gail Steketee. I have had to slow down because I am either sick already of my body is fighting something off! no energy, achy body, headache, chills etc. Gave me the chance to read at least... LOL!,  Lori L MN

5114 Swagbucks Code (1/18/2015 1:17:21 PM):  WinnieThePooh for 3 SB! Expires: 3pm PST/6pm EST.,  Melody, WA

5118 shredding papers (1/18/2015 3:27:30 PM):  I must have dreamed it but I could swear I saw posts about taking documents to an office store and paying them to shred them. I have been going through things and found an awful lot I need to shred. Shredding at home would take forever and I am not sure my shredder could handle it. does anyone know of any service like that? We have Office Depot, do not have Staples.,  me

5120 Convection Oven (1/18/2015 3:53:54 PM):  We need a new oven. We don't know anyone who has a convection oven. Should we consider getting one or stick with the regular oven? Are they worth the extra cost? What do you like or dislike about them? Thank you.,  Linda, WI

5121 Football SPOILER Alert (1/18/2015 4:15:45 PM):  Don't read any further Green Bay VS Seattle: Now will it be Indiana or New England? Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. Oh, what a game.,  Melody, WA

5122 Help find someone (1/18/2015 4:22:08 PM):  I am trying to locate grown children. I know their mom's name and she lives in DE. The children are 35 and 40 and live in SC and FL. Where could I look to find the children's name? Thanks.,  Searching

5123 Sealing Paper (1/18/2015 4:36:52 PM):  If you want to quickly seal & protect something made of paper or flimsy cardboard and don't want to laminate it try clear gorilla tape. Very easy to use and not as quick to wrinkle up as other things. Good for making labels & making book markers more durable. I used it to make a paper ruler for making patterns more durable. Also very easy to trim tape around it without leaving any sticky edges. Only drawback is that it is permanent. Can't pull tape away without tearing item. ,  Vicki, Va.

5125 Renting a truck (1/18/2015 4:50:30 PM):  We need to rent a small truck to bring some furniture from my moms to my house. Any advice on what company to use, cost, should we get insurance through the truck company, etc? Can we rent the truck near her home and return it to a place close to us to save or will we save more returning it where we got it? Thanks for any advice!,  Ann

5127 vitamins (1/18/2015 5:08:49 PM):  Does anyone know if there is a website where I can find out which company has the best vitamins....not best prices, not best value, but the best vitamins? I looked online and found the best rated for customer service, but that is not what I am interested in. I have heard that vitamins from Dollae General and Dollar Tree are not the best. But what is the best? Thanks for your help,  Marge, OK

5131 Church (1/18/2015 5:32:18 PM):  It was interesting today. We all knew we would hear a speech from the pastor about not being asked back---one way or the other, he would get his "dig" in. He always mingles before church, but today he was in his office w/ the door shut until service started. A member of the PPR committee announced simply that "After Annual Conference in June, our pastor will not return." Then he got up and made a speech. He was surprised that he was not asked back by either church. He felt that he w/not given enough time to get to know us, and us to know him. (Said they are taught at seminary that it takes at least 2 years to know your congregation.) You are a dying church, and have been for a while "in case you didn't know it". (An uncalled for comment, at least the last part.) You should be comfortable w/ this church as your church home b/c for most of you, it will be your LAST church. (Another comment we c/h done w/out.) I know some of you don't like ME and there's some of you that I don't like either. (I think he was looking directly at me as he said that, after what happened Wed. night. Another totally uncalled for comment.) There was Conference training yesterday, which I did not attend. If I had been thinking, I would have gone b/c the Dist. Super taught a class. I could have had the opportunity to speak with him. One of our members did. She told him that the pastor told us that they do not have a church for him so he w/h to retire early. That's NOT true. I didn't think it was since they told us that last year 6 churches didn't have anyone to serve, much less an ordained minister. The DS told her that every ordanined minister is guaranteed a church. It may not be your ideal choice; it may be at a starting salary (which our 2 churches don't pay much more than that anyway), but he is guaranteed a church. So that's another time he "misrepresented" the facts. Sounds to me like he's a "compulsive misrepresenter". The DS was very upset to hear that he had told us that he w/b without a church. He wants us to keep him informed about what's going on. It's going to be a long time until end of June! I was hoping that after Wed. night, our church would tell the Conference that they need to get him out now, and not wait until June---even though we don't have anyone else. A married couple d/n come to church today, but came for the fellowship meal to celebrate one of our members moving to TX. I'm pretty sure it was b/c they didn't want to be there for what he had to say. They are supposed to be attending another church. I was told that they will probably be back in July but "right now the husband cannot be here". And that's a shame b/c he was a very vital member and a trustee. Also found out from DS that the woman he chewed out for speaking about the pastor's compensation/housing allowance is considered a member, even though she is a paid employee. She can serve on committees, just cannot vote on anything to do with her salary. Again, another thing he told us that is not true. ,  Susan, LA

5139 Fictional Book about Heaven (1/18/2015 5:56:16 PM):  Alex Malarkey who was the one who claimed to have visited heaven during a coma and then helped write the book "The boy who came back from Heaven". He has now recanted his story and said it was all made up. The publisher is now removing the book from print. I wonder if he or his family made a great profit from the book?? I feel sorry for him since he is paralyzed after a tragic accident. But wonder who coaxed him along?? Surely the parents?? Unbelievable.,  Susan, SC

5150 Steak fajitas (1/18/2015 8:29:14 PM):  Have leftover steak. Looking for a recipe for fajitas. Any other great recipes.,  Penny in MO

5158 printing (1/19/2015 5:19:58 AM):  I had a coupon sent to my hotmail address and when I do the crtl-p to print it all you see are the top lines that say outlook.com and the bottom one that says mail live. How do I get the coupon to print? i tried saving it to a pdf and no coupon. I dont even know how to forward it to the email I ususally use and I figure it would be blank anyway I dont use the hotmail account much and since they did all the changes I dont know how to print or forward from it,  stumped

5163 Post Office (1/19/2015 6:25:11 AM):  Got a Christmas card 2 days ago that was mailed to my NJ address 12/10/14 and not forwarded to my FL address till 1/12/15.....aren't you proud?,  Joanie in NJ & FL

5165 Ice Day (1/19/2015 7:05:37 AM):  Definitely an ice castle day today. We weren't scheduled for school today because of Martin Luther King Day. However, I am hoping it warms up in a bit so I can get to a couple of appointments. My car is covered in a good coating of ice. No garage for me here! Fortunately the precipitation has stopped.,  Joanne VT

5169 Teen Bonnie & Clyde (1/19/2015 8:00:20 AM):  The KY teenage con artists were captured in FL. The girl is 13! Talk about disgusting. And the excuse that they were "in love" by the time the older boy knew her age is absurd. While girls can appear older, if you talk to a 13 year old, you'll know she isn't college age. Didn't he see that her school was a middle school, not even high school? Yuck! I hope his sex romp was worth prison time and lifelong registration as a pedofile!,  Grace Basham, CA

5173 Lauie, Ohio- Spine (1/19/2015 8:12:47 AM):  Laurie, I'm in my 50's as well and I'm completely blown away by getting this result that I didn't expect. I do eat the right foods for the most part, but sodas, candy and bad carbs have been a part of my daily intake (not all in one way, but usually a soda and a candy bar or bag of chips..or my favorite McDonalds french fries). I'm on my second week of this Total 10. I hope you get the same results as I'm getting.,  Sharon B., VA

5176 Declutter goal for today (1/19/2015 8:40:31 AM):  I have today off due to the holiday. My declutter goal for today is my hutch. I want to take everything out, wash it, and put back only what I will use. I want to actually be able to use the hutch now, not just have it store stuff.,  Vicky N., ME

5181 Sears (1/19/2015 9:13:23 AM):  I got an email saying if I order $25 of qualified products that I will get a bonus 10,00o points (with 3 days to use) nice that nowhere can I find what is included or excluded to get the points. I went looking at Christmas stuff and discovered that trees that went to 70% in the store (and my store took off an additional 25% for last one) are now no more that 50% online and sometimes full price),  JudyB LA

5182 A Thank you (1/19/2015 9:15:29 AM):  to Marion of California: My Son meant well when he removed the cards from the envelopes for me but he neglected to save the envelopes - therefore I do not have your address to thank you for the Dream Catcher you sent but I do thank you for it and have it hanging on my front door with it's explanation and o tell you that I already have had a bad dream that turned out good(my house keys were missing and found them in my dream) so it does work. Thank you so very much. Much happiness and good health to you in future days....Dorothy Heiland,  Dorothy H IL

5186 Mom & moving saga (1/19/2015 9:57:50 AM):  I just got a phone call from the Immediate care place in Mom's town - they will see her and fill out the paperwork! I just talked to my MIL. We decided it would be best if I am the one to take her (especially due to Mom's health issue that happened when I was 1 year old, but I was just told about). I am guessing Mom would be mad to know that MIL knew about it (I am going to have to fib and tell her that Dad told me - Mome said she would never talk to Dsis again if Dsis told me). So, I guess I need to go tour the apartment that is available in the local Senior Living center, etc and get food, etc so I can leave DH home for a few days by himself probably later this week / early next week. We decided I can't stay at Mom's house when I go over (like I usually do) or she will think she is fine living by herself again. I have to keep reminding myself that this will get easier once I get Mom moved.,  Heather, NV

5190 an update (1/19/2015 10:10:59 AM):  to anyone that is interested: As many of you know, I turned 93 last October and have been a member of RC for many years, until recently. Ted (my husband of 68 years passed away in 2010) and I lived alone for 3 years until fate stepped in & changed my life again. I fell 3 times, resulting in 2 broken legs from hip to knee and a fracture to my spine. Not all at one time but during the years of 2012 and 2013. Surgery and a back brace remedied everything. I have no pain now but neither does my family want me to live alone again- that's why I am here-a resident of Brookdale Plaza. I feel fine but need a Walker to get around for steadiness. I have met a gentleman who is my constant companion & wants to marry me but I am indifferent to marriage. He is my age, a pensioner and owner of a home. A Widower that my family likes and trusts to watch over me when my family is not present. He is a past Commander of the American Legion and is very intelligent. I still have my home in St. Charles but rent it out.I miss my own home but I am very comfortable here and I got to keep my Kitty . He is 13 years old-a house cat. They like dogs & cats here. So now I am back to RC and wish all of you days filled with happiness. Dorothy Heiland CouponWizard@Heiland Mail.com or 60 Nicoll Ave. Glen Ellyn, Il 60137 Apt. 535.c/o Brookdale Plaza. ,  Dorothy Heiland IL

5192 Marion, CA (1/19/2015 10:17:31 AM):  Noticed a thank you to her on today's OTC. She also mailed Rodney and me several cards over the past year. I'm pretty sure she would win the social secretary role of OTC for sending out as many awesome goodies as she does. Thanks Marion, CA.,  Sandy B., MO

5199 FOY Code (1/19/2015 12:04:55 PM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code j1n5g0wb5 worth 38 Hulk Coins for use by 3 users. ,  Vicki, Va.

5200 knot on my wrist (1/19/2015 12:22:44 PM):  I have, all of a sudden, gotten a knot on my left wrist. Its on the outside of wrist. Not quiet the size of a marble, but close. Its a lil swollen around it, and is sore to touch it. Has anyone had one of these? I do have an apt to go to dr on thurs.,  Larie/Ky

5205 Zaycon Foods (1/19/2015 1:07:26 PM):  Defrosting a freezer in the winter is not something I do often, I usually roll them outside in the spring, summer or fall and just let them melt. I have one freezer I was going to shut down and just didn't get around to it this past fall. It's the smallest upright freezer that I own, so I got out the hair dryer and the fan, put 'dishpans' on the shelves and towels on the floor and went to work. It's nice clean and ready for tomorrow's Zaycon Foods haul of 50 pounds of Alaskan True Cod Fillets and another 50 pounds of Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets. ,  Sharon B., VA

5208 incomplete order received (1/19/2015 1:56:15 PM):  Early this month, I posted a question on this board asking for a good online source for ordering a decorative calendar towel. More than one poster suggested Miles Kimball as a good source. Calendar towels from Miles Kimball are available on Walmart Website through their Marketplace Retailers like Miles Kimball. I ordered one & got free shipping from Miles Kimball. I had forgotten that when the calendar towel came, it only had the hanging cord with the towel. This past weekend, Walmart sent me an e-mail inviting me to do a survey about my recent purchase from them. I went back over the order confirmation page I'd printed out. I saw that the towel came with dowel rod & hanging cord. No dowel rod had come with my new calendar towel. So i re=used the dowel rod on the 2014 calendar towel. I also re-used the hanging cord since it was a longer length than the cord that came with the 2015 calendar towel. I called Miles Kimball this afternoon to let them know the dowel rod had been omitted from the calendar towel I'd ordered. And that I preferred a longer hanging cord to the length of cord that was sent. The CS staffer is crediting my credit card $5 for the missing dowel rod. She's also passing on to marketing my comments about wanting a longer hanging cord than the present length they use.So if you order an item that comes with missing parts, be sure to contact the company you bought it from. had I not had an existing dowel rod to use, the CS staffer would have replaced my calendar towel with one that had complete parts. The calendar towel design I ordered is a Finch & Sunflowers design that reminded me of the Dutch "Nature's Sketchbook" artist Marjolein Bastin. I found some other calendars online that have her artwork. Does anyone know if there are bowls out that have her "Nature's Sketchbook" artwork on them? I would like to find a bowl I can serve ice cream in. I know there are cat food bowls with Laurel Burch designs on them. But they basically get poor reviews from folk who bought them. They don't hold up very well. Hallmark Gold Crown stores use to offer a lot of merchandise with Marjolein Bastin's "Nature's Sketchbook" designs. But I no longer live close enough to shop at any Hallmark Gold Crown stores any more.,  Virginia Ann S VA

5217 hallmark (1/19/2015 3:02:14 PM):  Is anyone else having trouble reporting cards on the Hallmark site? Has anyone redeemed points for a magazine subscription on that site? TYIA,  s

5218 Where is Celebrate Express on the Web? (1/19/2015 3:26:57 PM):  I needed to buy several items from Celebrate Express online. They are an ebates merchant. So I went through ebates first & typed in Celebrate Express in the search box. I brought up 3 coupons for Celebrate Express. I clicked on one of them. But the Web page that came up was Birthday Express! The items I'm buying are only available on Celebrate Express. Every time i tried clicking on 1 of the 3 coupons, I only brought up Birthday Express Home page. And there's no link on that Home page of Birthday Express to Celebrate Express. Only to Buy Costume. What has happened to Celebrate Express Website?,  Virginia Ann S VA

5224 American Sniper (1/19/2015 6:08:35 PM):  We saw the movie yesterday and it is very powerful. Everyone of our veterans deserves our respect. When we left the theater, everyone was in silence and reflection. It was intense. I'm disappointed to hear Michael Moore and Seth Rogan put the movie down. They have a right to say it, but don't they see the irony in their words that these men have fought and died for them?,  Karen-IA

5225 MCR (1/19/2015 6:13:13 PM):  Another question about MCR. I was about to order a $3 off a 12 pack coupon and then I saw that it would come from Amazon Prime Pantry. What the heck is that?,  June/AL

5232 Vicky, ME (1/19/2015 8:47:01 PM):  Yes, I did make some progress in the garage. I can tell the difference, even though no one else probably can. Could only put in 2 hours though. My back was killing me from all the bending. I wanted to keep going but that's how you get hurt---working when you're tired or hurting. I'm hoping to get back at it tomorrow before the urge goes away. I'll also probably forget where I left off if I don't do it tomorrow. I really need to try to finish before the weather warms up since there's no A/C. I can always work on projects in the house when it gets hot. I also have the front garage to straighten up before it gets warm. Wonder what it feels like to live in a house that's always straightened?,  Susan, LA

5238 Sharon B., VA - Heather (1/19/2015 10:07:28 PM):  No, I didn't say what happened to my mom when I was one year old. Let's just say 'Mom had health issues, went to the doctor and had to go to the hospital for a while'. I guess I had to go to a babysitter during the day and my dad, brother and sister took care of me at night. (I have always felt like I had two sets of parents, but I thought that was because sis was 15 and brother was 17 when I was born.) This revelation along with my dad, mom's second husband and mom's friend 'going to the doctor, finding out they are sick and dying' adds up why mom avoids doctors.,  Heather, NV

5240 Mom phone calls & moving (1/19/2015 10:13:45 PM):  Came home to a message on Saturday asking where my brother was and 'someone' left her there by herself (brother went up at Christmas like us). I then found out she talked to brother and sister that day. Today I went out for the afternoon and I had 5 messages on the answering machine all from Mom saying I needed to call her and 6 hang ups from Mom on my cell phone! I luckily called her about 4PM and all she really wanted to talk about was my washing machine (?). I called brother and found out that Mom was nervous about being home by herself (again). I am to the point mom either needs to move into a facility (independent/assisted living) OR someone has to be hired to help her (live with her or something). This is driving me nuts...,  Heather, NV

5241 Mom & moving saga (1/19/2015 10:19:18 PM):  Thanks for the prayers. I found out the Immediate Care place will see mom and fill out the forms. Now, we have decided I have to go over to take her (not my MIL). We also decided I won't be staying at her house - when I do she gets happier and more independent. I still need to figure out where she will move (assuming I can get her out of the car and into the Immediate Care place). If we get the papers signed by the doctor (and he thinks she can live independent/assisted) then I plan on packing up Mom, her clothes and whatever fits in my vehicle and bringing her back with me to the new place (faxing the forms, etc before we head over). We can rent basic furniture until we can bring over her items. I still need to fill out a bunch of forms, make a bunch of calls, etc before I head over.,  Heather, NV

5243 Mal / Electric pressure cooker (1/19/2015 11:53:00 PM):  I use it for most everything; sometimes just to shorten cooking time. I love the fact that I can brown meats in it or even quick fry ground beef. I make the most tender beef stew that melts in your mouth. Boneless chicken breasts turn out very moist. Potatoes for mashing are ready in about 8 minutes. My Mom used a stove top pressure cooker to make split pea soup- but that is something I will NEVER cook because I never liked it but was forced to eat it. Sometimes I will pre-cook Italian sausage to finish on the grill. Vegetables of all kinds- although zucchini cooks too fast in it no matter how I try! I've made applesauce in it too. Even though we're retired and have the time, the electric pressure cooker gives me less time at the "stove"... But I laugh, I also used it when I worked! It just seems like I have less time now than ever- it must be time flies or probably when I worked I had to budget my time. ,  Pat

5245 Atlantis in WI (1/20/2015 5:15:07 AM):  Hello, Does anyone have any experience with the Atlantis Hotel/Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells? We are considering staying there since they have a small water park for younger kids. Not so big like Great Wolf Lodge or Wilderness. Just wondering if the rooms are decent. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!,  Kelly I., IL

5253 TV question (1/20/2015 6:05:09 AM):  Due to the high cost of Comcast Cable I have to make some changes. I signed up for Verizon but since I have so many tress, I can't have the Direct TV here. So I'm getting the phone/internet for $47 a month. (Comcast is $150 a month for the 3 bundle and they won't lower). I have basic cable, 1 TV, 1 box and no DVR. My question is this...I still want to watch TV and heard of Roku. Any thoughts? Any suggestions as to something else? I can't afford a high monthly bill for TV too....thanks.,  Karen in NJ

5256 baby shower (1/20/2015 7:17:42 AM):  My daughter just let me know that I'm going to be a grandmother. My mother was never a good grandmother, said she never wanted to be one. I never had a baby shower or a wedding one either. Who gives the baby shower? I need baby shower 101. When my ex sister in law was pregnant with my niece I wasn't allowed to help with hers. I know pretty sad. But I want to be a good gramma. Please advise. Thanks,  Charlotte A CT

5257 Looking for recipe (1/20/2015 7:26:18 AM):  My resolution for this year is to start making my own bread. I want a recipe that has been tried and liked. I want something to make in the bread machine with the dough setting. We like wheat or honey wheat. Thanks,  Janice in Ga

5258 Looking for recipe (1/20/2015 7:26:35 AM):  My resolution for this year is to start making my own bread. I want a recipe that has been tried and liked. I want something to make in the bread machine with the dough setting. We like wheat or honey wheat. Thanks,  Janice in Ga

5270 Swagbucks Code (1/20/2015 9:44:55 AM):  Nettle Swag Code good until 10am PT, worth 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

5271 iRazoo Treasure Code (1/20/2015 9:47:07 AM):  flowers before 11 PM EST today only!,  Melody, WA

5273 Teenagers (1/20/2015 10:08:27 AM):  As we discussed yesterday about an 18 year old not knowing a girl was 13. Today on MSN there is an article about a teenager posing as a doctor at a West Palm Beach hospital. He had been hanging around for about a month and had been in secured areas of the hospital. The boy had been under the care of a doctor and not taking his meds.,  Do no understand

5277 Cod & Salmon (1/20/2015 12:31:35 PM):  Picked up the salmon and the cod. The salmon was flash frozen and packaged, but the cod was just flash frozen and I had to package. 50 pounds later I think I have frost bite! LOL But the freezer is packed with good and healthy fish! We had the last of the salmon that I had gotten at Sams club last night, so we'll try the cod later in the week!,  Sharon B., VA

5281 Reduce size of PDF file (1/20/2015 12:55:09 PM):  Could anyone explain the steps to reduce the size of a PDF file? Thanks in advance for any help!,  Julie, MI

5287 Dinner tonight (1/20/2015 2:50:00 PM):  I am making baked pork chops - I bake in a can of cream of mushroom soup, a pack of brown gravy mix and a cup of water--excellent. Tossed some potato wedges with onion soup mix & threw in the oven with the pork chops. Then made three bean salad. We have some nice pumpernickel bread too so dinner will be ready when my family gets home. What's for dinner at your house?,  LK

5290 computer (1/20/2015 2:59:02 PM):  Any one know how to get administrator password that was set up when computer new.Misplaced the disk.Also having trouble with freeze on my computer.Not virus as I have done the scan for that several times.Thanks,  Julie Fl

5292 A really good day! (1/20/2015 3:05:36 PM):  I don't usually post about how my day is but today is different. It started by getting a notice from Turkey Hill on Facebook. Three days I entered their online contest to win a Super Bowl Sundae, anyway, I won!! After talking with them, they're sending me 3 packages; first will be a box from Amazon with kids games, second will be a box overnighted from Pennsylvania with their drinks and gelato flavors not released yet, and third, a $200 Visa gift card!! I'm still on Cloud 9 over this one! Then my hubby brings in the mail, there are all my free stickers from Shutterfly, $13 in refund checks, and 16 (yes, 16!) coupons for FREE 12 packs from Coke (8 mine, 8 hubbys'). I don't have days like this too often, so just had to share it! Thanks for listening!,  Julie in Mass

5296 prayers - brother-in-law (1/20/2015 3:35:39 PM):  Just found out DH's brother-in-law is in the hospital waiting for an angiogram since he had chest pains last night. ,  Heather, NV

5297 prayers - Ethan (1/20/2015 3:36:43 PM):  I just heard that one of the 4-H kids (Ethan, 13) and the son of two 4-H leaders has cancer. They are starting Chemo & Radiation. Please pray for this family.,  Heather, NV

5304 College costs (1/20/2015 5:41:00 PM):  Trying to keep this post non political. But I wonder what would happen in a state like SC which already has free community college. As does GA. Would federal money be used instead of state money?? I guess that would save our state money for other expenses. Our state offers $5000 per year thru our lottery so a community college is pretty much free here.,  Susan, SC

5309 Sonic (1/20/2015 6:33:44 PM):  We went tonight for the 50c corn dogs around 7. Saw the someone in a corn dog costume waving a sign and another employee (I think) was sitting in a chair by him/her. My husband later remarked that they would have done better by working the kitchen/serving. We saw exactly 1 car hop. I sort of figured by 7:15 we would have our order placed and as I saw the other people waiting for their orders, I figured 7:45 at the latest to get the food. We saw others come and get tired of waiting and leave, and at 7:30 without getting our order taken, we went to McDonalds. If we do this again I figure on getting there in the middle of the afternoon when hopefully it wont be so busy.,  JudyB LA

5313 Decluttering (1/20/2015 7:11:08 PM):  While I was waiting for multiple people to call me back I decluttered the extra pantry section of the corner cabinet (in the laundry room). I also used a liquid chalk pen (on a sticky, vinyl chalkboard) to mark what was in there. A small bag of ancient food went to the trash can. It is definitely neater and I got empty bottles, etc out of there so I can move some extra food from the regular pantry.,  Heather, NV

5317 Friend with cancer (1/20/2015 7:28:56 PM):  A co-worker (friend) has lung cancer. In 2014, they had him on an expensive pill but it didn't work. So, beginning next week, he'll be getting chemotherapy. He's doing this on Thursday, off on Friday-Sunday. My other co-worker suggested we could give him a home cooked meal for his days off (aware that he may not eat much) and also visit him on the Friday after his treatments to see if he needed anything. He's a bachelor and will have his father/brother helping as well. We both live about an hour away. Any thoughts to help him out?,  Mindy, MD

5319 Car Rental (1/20/2015 7:44:30 PM):  I need a good deal on a rental car for a trip with my son to Florida. Any help with discounts, coupon codes, etc. is welcomed. thanks ,  Sheila B MO

5320 Bingo parties (1/20/2015 7:45:26 PM):  I decided last month I was tired of being 'stuck' after having moved from my little hometown to the big city. I used to have 'friendship' parties and really enjoyed entertaining. So next week I'm having a 'Jump Out of January' bingo party. Little did I realize how good my timing was because I have gotten a lot of small prizes for next to nothing. The original idea came from my friend Joanie who used to have her bingo parties in her bedroom. She would tear down her bed and put up two or three tables. We would bring five $2 wrapped gifts and it was like Christmas all over again. My party is in the living room and we're going to have wine. I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of things. I would even entertain the idea of hosting a refunders party for those in the DC/MD/VA area. I know I met Carol from the Annapolis area a few months ago.,  Mindy, MD

5322 Costs of College... (1/20/2015 8:29:08 PM):  Someone posted below re: costs of college so I thought I would share our recent experience. We went to our financial planner because we had our first grandchild and wanted to discuss planning for college expenses. We were given projected costs for in-state public universities and we are looking at minimally $55-60k/year. Now, if, and that's a BIG IF, we could get 6% return on our investments, and if we started today, we would need to invest/save more than $1000/month and we still wouldn't have enough just to pay for this one grandchild to go to college. And, of course, there will be more grandchildren coming! Just something to think about...,  Shelby, Iowa

5326 Julie (1/20/2015 9:51:02 PM):  Thanks Bob but it doesn't work.It says see administrator for permission.,  Julie fl

5327 Pork chops (1/20/2015 9:53:57 PM):  LK saw the recipe and sounded good. What temp for oven and how long to bake. Thanks,  JM Ohio

5329 prayers for Cliff (BIL) (1/20/2015 10:02:46 PM):  We just heard that Cliff (husband's brother-in-law) is done with the angiogram. He has 'several very serious issues going on'. They will meet with the surgeon on Wednesday morning. Angi said that they would share more after they talk to the surgeon. We know Cliff's dad has had serious heart problems.,  Heather, NV

5330 Mom and moving saga (1/20/2015 10:07:25 PM):  Well, I just got a disturbing email from my MIL. MIL dropped a hamburger off for my mom today (Mom didn't even want bananas which is a weekly request) and Mom said 'she got a phone call from a lady that said Mom needed to die! (which I am guessing was a dream, but it might explain why Mom abruptly doesn't want to live by herself anymore). I am not sure how to take that comment (maybe she is dreaming about her mom, sister or best friend...). Not the email I wanted to read close to bedtime. I keep telling myself that life will get easier when Mom moves closer. I hope!,  Heather, NV

5333 Help??? Identity issues (1/20/2015 11:46:49 PM):  It seems my identity has been stolen, SS number and all. Someone cashed in 21 savings bonds, worth $13,000+ this year. My CC (opened in 97) was just used to buy hearing aids in CO but was declined because of the wrong expiration date on the card during the transaction. I had to sign an open ended waiver for SSI Disability to investigate (gives them the right to check anything financial in my life, which I have nothing to hide) to send to the Dept of Treasury to look up the bonds and send copies of them to SSI. That's how I stumbled on all this. We're behind a professional firewall on our computer network but I don't give out my Social Security # online. We just received a new CC # about 2 months ago, because of the Home Depot breach. What are some steps I can take since my Identity has been stolen? I checked my Credit Score, 894 but in the 3 main credit reporting places, there's been 15-20 requests for credit lines etc, for each company, yikes almost 60 requests, none went through, none I requested. I believe I start with them and put a credit freeze on any requests and remove the ones that are sitting there now? Do I go to my bank and let them know? Thanks for any insights and ideas. This can seriously impact the SSI Disability case I won, caused by chemo after effects.,  Melody, WA

5334 Kitchen faucet: Delta or ???? (1/20/2015 11:52:05 PM):  Our RV came with a kitchen faucet I can't stand because the water comes out in a spray AND stream at the same time....often not easy to use to even get a glass of water! There isn't any place on it to choose only the spray or only the stream...didn't think I'd be this picky but it's been a nuisance! We can replace it with a "residential" faucet like any normal kitchen in a home. I learned from RC members that Delta has lifetime warranty; does anyone else have any other company recommendations? I had sticker shock but found one at Home Depot on clearance that I'm considering; it is made by Delta. It has to be one that uses only one hole as that is what is drilled into our slate/granite/whatever countertop. DH wants to have just the pull down "head" that you can push a button for stream OR spray; instead of pulling out the whole neck with water outlet stream or spray.,  Pat

5345 Missing part in Miles Kimball order (1/21/2015 5:49:47 AM):  I had recently posted about receiving an item I ordered from Miles Kimball coming with a missing part. I'd ordered a 2015 calendar towel that was suppose to come with dowel rod & hanging cord. I only got the hanging cord. I called Miles Kimball cS Monday to report the missing part. CS staffer said i could get $5 credited back to my credit card or sent a replacement. I opted to take the $5 credit back to my credit card. Yesterday afternoon, I got another e-mail message from Miles Kimball. I had been given incorrect information Monday. I could not get $5 credited back to my credit card. I could only get a replacement or $5 gift voucher to use on a future Miles Kimball order. I opted to get a replacement calendar towel. I'm angered that cS staffers don't know the correct options they can offer a customer reporting missing part(s) to an item they ordered. It makes me less likely to want to order anything else from Miles Kimball! Will be interesting to see if my replacement calendar towel comes complete as advertised. or if its missing a part!,  Virginia Ann S VA

5349 new gadget on TV (1/21/2015 6:36:45 AM):  Seen on the 6 AM news this morning..its a little white box called sentry and cost $40 Said even on the do not call list the robo calls dial with a +1 and get through to numbers so this little sentry machine automatically answers those robo and out of area calls with a message that you have pre-recorded telling them to not call again. Blocks the 800 and 877 #'s and your phone does not even ring. Great for those who do not subscribe to caller ID but it was recommended for the elderly as a safety measure. I do have caller ID but this gadget might be useful to somebody.,  louise, oh

5352 Sad Chain of Events (1/21/2015 7:09:54 AM):  A young lady who was a cheerleader with my dd; got married and had two dd's. A year ago they were killed in a car accident. The mother pulled out in front of a semi that she didn't see. There was a lot in the news about it. The girls were on a softball team. Many teams over the US sent gifts and money. There were many fundraisers. The mother became very close with her dd's teen boy friends. She was going and doing a lot of things with them. I learned yesterday that the mother was arrested for rape of a 14 year old young man. Please pray for those involved. The mother posts on FB all of the time to her girls that she will see them soon. The stress of it all must have pushed her to get involved like this. She was always a good person and loving mother. It is just so sad. A lot of talk was going around about the fundraisers and how the money was spent. The grandmother seemed more interested in the money and how much was collected than she was about her grandchildren dying.,  Janice/Ok

5353 Swagbucks Code (1/21/2015 7:16:39 AM):  BodyVsMind worth 5 SB! Good until 8am PT/11am ET.,  Melody, WA

5355 Chloe (1/21/2015 8:11:30 AM):  Praying for positivity!,  Marion, CA

5365 Alaskan cruise (1/21/2015 8:32:00 AM):  I know this has been discussed before, but I did not take notes then -LOL My husband & I are planning a cruise to Alaska late next summer. We are thinking about taking the cruise up from Seattle, touring different areas in Alaska, and then flying home from Anchorage. That's as far as we have gotten! This will be our very first cruise. Are there any cruise lines to avoid? (is there a website to help with comparisons?) Any suggestions as the best approach to planning our trip? Is it less expensive to purchase online or is it worth going through a local travel agent? Thanks so much ,  Helen in VA

5366 Susan (1/21/2015 8:35:04 AM):  The Gift that keeps on giving. Several years ago when I had my mastectomy and chemotherapy one of our sweet board members (we have quite a few) sent me a soft pink bear to snuggle with when I was having so much pain. It was so sweet and I actually did at times when the pain was so bad hold that sweet little pink bear and cry and it always comforted me. As each new grand was born into my family or reached the age of staying the night they always chose this little pink bear as a special treat to sleep with. It was a tradition at my home along with milk and graham cookies before bedtime. When the four grands that live near me were moving to the Netherlands last year the youngest begged to take "Pinky" with her. After many tears and a lot of begging I relented and granted her wish and let her take Pinky. They have since moved back here and Pinky has been "out of sight, out of mind, so to speak". Today I took the youngest to SLC and they had a special day planned, Bears and Jammies day. We unpack their backpacks when we drop them off and as I was unpacking Jazzy's backpack, out popped Pinky. She had brought it as her special friend to tell her class all about. Well of course I couldn't help but bust into tears and so many fond memories flashed through my mind. Thank you again Susan for providing me with such a comforting gift and friend and giving me so many sweet memories with my grandchildren. BTW, this February I will celebrate being a 9 YEAR SURVIVOR. Yea. ,  Lila

5376 Susan, LA (1/21/2015 9:49:09 AM):  I still have my Sears refrigerator which I Grrrrrr every time I open it to a freezer full of ice. Had with Sears.,  df.fl

5377 Swagbucks Code (1/21/2015 9:50:15 AM):  LetsGetFit Worth 5 SB! Expires 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET!,  Melody, WA

5380 Co-worker with Cancer (1/21/2015 10:06:10 AM):  Mindy, My husband is also going through treatments. He doesn't have much energy & just rests a lot dressed in flannel pants and t-shirts. If your friend doesn't feel like company, and you not being sure what he would eat, you could fix him a box to drop off with a couple of 6-packs of Ensure, small packs of healthy snacks, maybe a book or magazine he would enjoy. Just keep in touch and let him know you will visit when he is ready and if there is anything special he would like or need.,  Mary. Tx

5383 Mindy--Co worker (1/21/2015 10:37:52 AM):  I just wanted to share my sister's experience with chemo and food. She couldn't bear to even look at raw hamburger let alone eat some. She'd always loved the burgers so this was a complete switch. There were a number of foods that no longer appealed to her. If I were you, I'd wait til I knew if the co-worker wants the food and what kind. ,  Sharon in Cloudy MI

5385 cards for Cliff (1/21/2015 10:54:58 AM):  If you would like to send my brother-in-law Cliff a card (he is supposed to have open heart surgery today) here is his address: Cliff Wiggins 29880 Greenwater Drive Tehachapi, CA 93561,  Heather, NV

5387 iRazoo Treasure Code (1/21/2015 11:31:24 AM):  Valentine Worth 14 points until 11 PM EST tonight.,  Melody, WA

5392 Swagbucks Code (1/21/2015 12:16:28 PM):  SendAnInvite Worth 8 SB,until 1pm PT/4pm ET. There will 2 more codes, 1 @ 2:30 PM PST and 1 @ 5 PM PST.,  Melody, WA

5396 Office Max (1/21/2015 1:26:39 PM):  I recycled 10 ink cartridges last month at Office Max. I went to the Max Perks website and it is now Office Depot and Office Max Rewards. I had to register my Max Perks number and sign in. When I go to my account, I do not see where I got credit for the cartridges last month. Any one else experiencing this? All it says is 1000 points = $10.00 and my point balance is 0. Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance. ,  Christie M. OHIO

5399 Food for bingo party (1/21/2015 2:06:52 PM):  One of the reasons I like to throw parties is so I can try different recipes. What are some of your favorite recipes that are fun appetizers or bite-sized food for an all-female event?,  Mindy, MD

5402 Swagbucks Code (1/21/2015 2:47:02 PM):  LearnANewFact Worth 4 SB until 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET.,  Melody, WA

5407 What's for Dinner/Supper? (1/21/2015 3:10:13 PM):  We went ahead and tried the Zaycon Cod. I baked it with some lemon juice and parsley. Added spices a few minutes before it was done. It was really good. This is on my buy again list. Sliced sweet potato chips (warm out of the oven) I did eat a few of these I needed something crunchy. Pickled beets and homemade applesauce with a small side salad. ( just had fish and a side salad with a few sweet potato crisps) ,  Sharon B., VA

5408 Red Velver Oreo contest (1/21/2015 3:24:23 PM):  Can someone please post the site to enter? Thanks for any help.,  Tammy

5424 Julie (1/21/2015 4:59:40 PM):  Thanks Bob Windows 7,  Julie Fl

5426 Swagbucks Code (1/21/2015 5:17:41 PM):  BeABetterYou Worth 7 SB, until 6pm PT/9pm ET. Last one.,  Melody, WA

5431 Kids and food (1/21/2015 5:33:41 PM):  I know you've heard to let kids try things multiple times, as tastes change (and sometimes they are more open to it than others). My kids never cease to amaze me with what they will (and won't) eat! So many main dishes they refuse. However, my 11 year old recently started eating raw brussels sprouts (on his own - just got in the fridge and started eating them). My 6 year old loved my homemade quinoa/black bean/veggie burger - I didn't even think she would try it when she saw it! She also just ate a full serving of PLAIN greek yogurt with fruit on top! I always let them try things - you just never know what they might like. Any time I can get something healthy in them....tonight, the kids had pomegranate seeds (my 11 year old shelled them), mango, sweet potato chips, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. I need to keep finding ways to get veggies in them, but I'm glad they have variety!,  Lisa, OH

5432 clothes dryer (1/21/2015 5:40:42 PM):  Ok-ladies-where can I purchase a reasonable priced new clothes dryer. I anxiously await your answer. Prefer around $300or lower,  sharon Mo

5436 Melody (1/21/2015 6:07:45 PM):  Just read your post about your identity theft thing & just want to let you know that I have prayed for you & will continue to pray ,  Vicki, Va.

5437 Recall Notice (1/21/2015 6:14:04 PM):  CR Brands recalls Mean Green Cleaner and De-greaser products due to chemical hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/CR-Brands-Recalls-Mean-Green-Cleaner-and-Degreaser-Products/Google Researcher

5441 prayer for Cliff (1/21/2015 7:28:38 PM):  He will have double bypass on Thursday about noon Pacific Time. Sounds like the doctor is pretty positive.,  Heather, NV

5442 Mom & moving saga (1/21/2015 7:32:08 PM):  Spent another day on the phone. At least I talked to the nurse at the place I want mom to move into and she thinks that mom abruptly having memory/thinking issues might be due to stress of potentially moving or a UTI. I guess if an older person have a UTI it can make dementia symptoms be more pronounced. She said to continue with the plan (go to Immediate Care and have them do the evaluation, fax the paperwork to the place and then she/they will get back to me or the doctor if they have questions). So, I need to get a bunch of things done before I head over. ,  Heather, NV

5453 Prayer request for DS (1/21/2015 10:28:59 PM):  Please add my son to your good thoughts, prayers, wishes as once again...he may have a collapsed lung. He admitted to me that he's pretty afraid this time! He's 31... it seems like yesterday but it was Dec 2013 when he ended up in surgery... twice. Thank you. ,  Pat

5459 Shutterfly (1/22/2015 6:36:09 AM):  For the $20 coupon from Kelloggs, is there anything to get beside photos?,  Tammy

5468 Curious/Card Showers (1/22/2015 7:58:43 AM):  I was wondering how many people send cards for the card showers. I try to send to each one that is posted. Do you send to everyone or how do you decide? It means a lot to people to get them. Jessica(who used to live with me) and Tanner have enjoyed them. Once a month our Ladies Night Out group sends out prayer grams which are colored printed pieces of paper that say WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU and each lady writes on one paper and we send several out to each person who is ill or going thru problems. This is an inexpensive ministry that has been appreciated by those who receive them.,  Janice/Ok

5469 yahoo e-mail (1/22/2015 8:00:02 AM):  I don't know much about e-mail. Can someone tell me if they had trouble viewing their yahoo email yesterday? I can see mine today but not yesterday. Someone that I email with frequently in another state got a virus in their e-mail and gave them all kinds of issues. I want to make sure no one who hacked their e-mail could have gotten into my email. If that makes sense. Thank you ,  Anonymous in Ohio I feel dumb

5471 Help Computer Dummy (1/22/2015 8:17:46 AM):  I am trying to make a copy of a free French curve. It needs to be 12 inches. I either get off the paper super big or itty itty bitty. I have used the zooming in and shrink to fit. The instructions said to set scale to zero. I did not see any scale with a zero on it. Please help this big dummy if able & many many thanks,  Vicki, Va.

5473 Shop Your Way (1/22/2015 8:36:16 AM):  Has anyone received email from them? The 1st was yesterday, subject "please confirm". Today subject "confirmation requested". I deleted both. Yesterday I Googled it and seems that Sears has a program called that, but I'm not taking a chance. Don't shop Sears much anymore so if I want to do their program, I'll do it at that time. Maybe it is legit since I bought the fridge last year (and returned it), but don't recall if I gave my email. I know I gave my phone number.,  Susan, LA

5484 PCH sweeps (1/22/2015 10:41:11 AM):  Does anyone that does sweeps do the PCH Publishers Clearing House one?? I sure would love to win $5,000 a week for life (who wouldn't???) BUT they are driving me NUTS. 5-6 emails a DAY saying I have to do this or that. Do I really HAVE to do this or that? Can't you just enter the 1 time? Help please ,  Winner in Colorado?

5486 Lisa, OH (1/22/2015 11:06:48 AM):  So glad you're going to the trouble to post your recipe for quinoa/black bean/veggie burger. That sounds great. ,  df,fl

5490 FOY Code (1/22/2015 12:04:13 PM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code 3w8vg0cgm worth 15 Hulk Coins for use by 1 more. ,  Vicki, Va

5491 Swagbucks Code (1/22/2015 12:17:03 PM):  GiveUROpinion until 1pm PST for 4SB.,  Melody, WA

5492 iRazoo Treasure Code (1/22/2015 12:19:42 PM):  Fantasy Until 11 PM EST today.,  Melody, WA

5493 Children & serious illness (1/22/2015 12:46:17 PM):  I've been thinking of sweet Chloe, and praying for the Easters. Just mulling over how their situation gives one a perspective on what matters in life. Missed rebates, a clueless cashier, etc., are nothing compared to the crisis of a sick child. I remember a friend saying it was tragic when she had lung surgery. I said no, you're one of the lucky ones. You were healed. Tragic would be one who wasn't.,  Grace Basham, CA

5495 Dollar General (1/22/2015 1:10:23 PM):  I pretty much cleaned 3 DG's out of candy canes today. Must have close to 60 boxes (which they were glad to get rid of) Before you all ask what I am going to do with them, I will tell you but I think only Susan, Nancy, Vicki and Yvonne will know what I am talking about. Today daughter and I signed up to ride 2 weeks from Saturday. The captain told me the theme is Sweet and she had cleaned out the Dollar Tree of candy canes. They will make great throws. I found only the cheap ones at the first 2 stores I went to and the 3rd had Spree. ,  JudyB LA

5497 Black bean/quinoa burger recipe (1/22/2015 1:33:20 PM):  Quinoa/black bean burgers 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup quinoa 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup chopped carrots 2 tablespoons minced onion 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®) 1 egg 3 tablespoons olive oil Directions 1.Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. 2.Roughly mash the black beans with a fork leaving some whole black beans in a paste-like mixture. 3.Mix the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce, and egg into the black beans using your hands. 4.Form the black bean mixture into 5 patties. 5.Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. 6.Cook the patties in the hot oil until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. The issue I had with them is they don't stay together real well as true burgers. I'm sure this could be remedied - it didn't bother me, because I just ate the patty with the fixings on top!,  Lisa, OH

5500 lies (1/22/2015 1:55:37 PM):  once Upon a time, many years ago, i told a horrendous lie. It destroyed lives. i did it 'cause i was hurt. today i sent an email and told the truth. i am Awaiting a reply. I am not asking for them to forgive me, i don't deserve that peace. has anyone else been here?,  liar liar

5512 New Hampshire kids alone (1/22/2015 3:15:10 PM):  Has anyone seen the story about the 9 year old twins who were left alone in their apartment by their uncle who was supposed to move in and care for them while the parents traveled to Nigeria? He told them to call if they needed anything, but the apt. d/n have an operable phone. Only food they had was Ramen noodles. Those kids were responsible enough to wake themselves in time for school and knew to eat breakfast and lunch at school. Seems like they were more responsible than the adult that was left to care for them. This reminds me of a former neighbor's situation. Their daughter was on drugs. Had a 6 year old and another under the age of 1. The 6 yr. old would get up and get herself ready for school. She would have popcorn for breakfast and potato chips for supper one day; the next day she would reverse "the menu". They did not live in the same town as the grandparents. Eventually, each set of grandparents was granted custody of a child. After a few years, both grandparents that had the older child died, so she is being raised by her uncle and his wife. That poor girl has been through a lot.,  Susan, LA

5522 Lucky/Savemart stores cookware: (1/22/2015 4:30:29 PM):  The SaveMart chain ("Lucky" in my area) had/has a promotion -- you save their stamps (the stamps are only issued for a certain time period which started around Thanksgiving and ended yesterday) and you can redeem them for various pieces of cookware. The cookware name is "Thomas Rosenthal Group". It's Teflon, so you can only use non-mental utensils on them but they're heavy and seem to be of good quality. I've only spoken to one person who had any and she loves it, but I'm very interested (before I start to use them) in hearing from anyone else who has experience with this brand. I have no intention of giving up my Revereware (don't panic, Alice D.!) but would replace certain pieces of my old Circulon with these if there are good reviews. I managed to get 5 pieces this year and I still have one piece I've never used or even opened, a wok, from last year's promotion. The promotional materials claim that these things retail for a pretty hefty price -- depending on the piece, anywhere from $40 for an 8" (lidless) skillet to $110 for a stock pot. Of course, anyone can say something retails for $_____ and, unless I'd actually seen them in a store, I'd never know. I'd appreciate any and all opinions.,  Jane, CA

5528 Barking dog of neighbors (1/22/2015 5:20:11 PM):  We have lived in our present home for 35 years, and have been blessed with good neighbors, until this past fall, and winter. They have a Husky, which lived in their house, then they must have gotten tired of it in, so they put up a very small kennel on our side of their yard. Now, the dog is out there 24/7, and also barks 24/7! It is about to drive us crazy! I know it's winter, do our windows are shut, but it will soon be spring, and the barking is going to drive us crazy as I said. We can hear it too good even now! Anyone have any good, neighborly ideas for us?,  Dog lover,

5530 Bob/ Bumping Up (1/22/2015 5:38:55 PM):  You are right it was 10 inches. I got neighbor to help me print it. Big thanks though for trying to help.,  Vicki, Va

5533 Pat/Son (1/22/2015 6:21:25 PM):  Pat, any news on your son? Prayers going up.,  Sharon B., VA

5539 Quinoa (1/22/2015 8:03:36 PM):  I make lots salmon burgers and says refridgerate for 4 hours before frying.I bake mine in oven.Thanks for recipe.People run from us in Publix's when we say we don't eat meat.They don't want to hear it.Love our vegan life!,  Julie Fl

5541 Recall Notices (1/22/2015 8:22:57 PM):  Johnson Health Tech recalls Matrix Fitness strength training machines due to risk of impact injury, laceration and fall hazards: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Johnson-Health-Tech-Recalls-Matrix-Fitness-Strength-Training-Machines/
Hunters’ Tree Stands recalled by Primal Vantage due to fall hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Hunters-Tree-Stands-Recalled-by-Primal-Vantage/Google Researcher

5555 Oreo contest (1/23/2015 5:38:33 AM):  Do you just register and don't play every day?,  Tammy

5556 Shuttelfly/Kelloggs (1/23/2015 5:46:11 AM):  For the $20 offer off purchase. Do we still have to pay postage? Thanks for any help. First time on this site.,  Tammy

5558 Church ladies help please! (1/23/2015 5:50:07 AM):  Our little church is growing and we have just started a ladies group. I'd like ideas of what some of you do in your groups. We already have quite a few ideas about service projects, etc. If you do a Secret Pal/Secret Sisters program, how do you make it work? Do you have a catchy name, or do you call it "Ladies Night Out", etc? Our group is not a Bible study as we already have our regular Bible study. This is a little country church in a small town in west TN. We have about 60 people who attend regularly, so we aren't a large women's group. Any ideas are appreciated! You can email me at pjtidwe "at" yahoo.com if you would like. Thanks so much!,  Paula T. TN

5560 Online rebate Websites (1/23/2015 6:04:28 AM):  I need the names of other online rebate Websites like ebates.com & mrrrebate.com I know that others have been mentioned on this board. But I don't remember them. I also need the names of other Website merchants who sell holiday designed disposable tableware like Celebrate Express did. Celebrate Express is now solely focusing on birthday parties & costume merchandise. I needed some things now. So I ordered online from Party City. But would prefer to order from a Website that gives a cash rebate. Just happened to luck into a 50% off sale at Party City Website for everything I needed. I did sign up for their e-newsletter to be aware of sales, etc. ,  Virginia Ann S VA

5564 Cards/church (1/23/2015 7:18:37 AM):  I do outreach for our church; sending cards to the people who visit; the sick, birthday; etc. Post card stamps are cheaper than regular postage. I got tired of using the post cards at the Christian bookstores so now I make my own. I get card stock at Hobby Lobby and buy the Christian stickers from the company Stickabilities. They have good scripture and messages on them. I peel them off and place them on the postcards along with my regular message. I love them, they are colorful and standout more than the printed cards you can purchase.,  Janice/Ok

5567 poll: how often do u replace socks u wear everyday (1/23/2015 8:24:34 AM):  I have some good socks that I wear everyday, alternating between several pairs, how often should I replace these socks, even tho they do not show wear? mine are over a year old,  pollster

5569 iRazoo Daily Treasure Code (1/23/2015 9:00:21 AM):  AARPLife Worth 15 points, until 11:00 PM EST. ,  Melody, WA

5579 Milly and Shingles (1/23/2015 10:21:43 AM):  Milly saw your comment about my shingles. Very painful but the cream doctor prescribed did help. I quit taking the pain meds after three weeks even though he gave me another script for 90. I try to handle the pain without meds if possible. The crawly feeling under the skin is lessening. Occasionally itches but if I am awake I can also handle that without those $50 meds I did not fill. My face is very marked from the blisters. I was blessed that they missed my right eye by a very tiny margin. Still feels as if I were weeping at times. He did tell me that I now can have a recurrence every three months. And he advised that I try to control my stress level. LOL. Easier said than done, but I am doing the best I can. Doc also said if I were going to get them, it would have made no difference as to whether or not I got the shot, which I did not. Don't know if I would get it if I were given the chance again or not. Cost decided before. Thanks for thinking of me. ,  Lila

5580 Swagbucks Code (1/23/2015 10:31:21 AM):  LearningIsFun before 11am PT/2pm ET for 2 SB!,  Melody, WA

5581 Alternatives and Suggestions (1/23/2015 10:35:26 AM):  I recently moved and have quite a few questions that I am hoping you tech-minded people will help me with. Have chemo-brain big time sometimes, sometimes not. Anyway, I do not have cable or internet yet. Too expensive. I did buy one of those hang on the wall antennas and was able to connect tv. I get 3-7 channels on good days but the programming sucks. I also get Vietnam, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish programming. I do get one channel ION but it pixelates (not even sure that is the word--but all the little squares and then freezes) a lot. Can I fix this? I have moved the antenna round and round and sometimes for a second or two it seems to work. Any suggestions or tried and true experiences trying to get channels without cable? Also I called the only service provider for this area and asked about cost for internet by itself. Too expensive for my budget. But she says if I purchase a "Hotspot" I can have wifi. How does this work? Monthly charge? What do I have to have to only have internet in my apartment? Cable or phone service? Anyway to get internet without either? Suggestions and alternatives would be so appreciated. I now go to the library a couple times a week but they are not always convenient for me. Also I have a semi-smart android (I think) and can check things like facebook and my email on my phone but it is hard to type things and search things. Trying to save money and not tack on any more expenses but would get internet if I could find something for very cheap. ,  Lila

5584 eBay Promotion (1/23/2015 10:48:32 AM):  All sellers: List for FREE—up to 1,000 new listings, auction-style or fixed price—January 22-26 Get a jump on the New Year! From January 22-26, all sellers can list FREE*—which means you pay no insertion fees—on up to 1,000 newly-created auction-style or fixed price listings. This is on top of the free* listings you already get. You can also add Buy It Now FREE to these auction-style listings—it’s a great way to attract shoppers who don’t want to wait. Listing durations of 5, 7, and 10 days are included in this Promotion ,  Helen in VA

5587 Correction (1/23/2015 11:06:56 AM):  In case I asked it wrong I thought I would make sure I am asking it right. Do you have to have cable or phone service to have any kind of internet?,  Lila

5594 Pat & Son-bumping up (1/23/2015 12:21:57 PM):  Glad I saw the post asking for an update and that you had replied on Wednesday night. I guess I missed that also. I was wondering how things were going since I didn't see an update so was very glad that someone else asked. We also call my sister "Dr.", although she has no medical background; she didn't even play a doctor on TV! She read up on everything the boys had when they were little, of course that was pre-internet, and even thought one of them had a brain tumor at one time. Now that they are grown, she drives them nuts with her diagnosis on everything. She's not paranoid or a nut, just very cautious. I guess part of it is now that she's a grandma, she's like Mama was with her grandkids and thinks that grandparents know more than young parents. And lots of times they do. Prayers continue for all in your family.,  Susan, LA

5610 brr... (1/23/2015 2:15:36 PM):  37 degrees and pouring down rain. Cold that just goes right thru you!!,  Susan, SC

5617 I want to be (1/23/2015 3:24:27 PM):  this http://tinyurl.com/q9vt5dl woman when I turn 90!,  Sharon B., VA

5618 recipe booklets (1/23/2015 3:46:08 PM):  My husband brought home some recipe booklets and a small recipe book from a garage sale last week. they just gave them to him Why you might ask? Because they are in Russian! I studied Russian too many years ago and didnt learn much. So now I'm strugglng to pronounce the words in the booklets I'm not about to try an online translator since I would have to do whatever it is to change the keyboard to cyrillic and with my luck would not be able to change it back. I can make out spaghetti since its spelled phonetically. and I can make out preparation time and thats about it. I'm drooling just looking at the beautiful pictures. Besides going out and buying a dictionary or offering these to someone on freecycle, does anyone have any suggestions? ,  stumped

5624 Selling house (1/23/2015 4:54:12 PM):  I am going to be selling my moms house. (it's actually my house now) It has 2 bedrooms and is small and needs a lot of work and repairs. There is one bathroom, a kitchen and living room. She had another room added on also. There is a small lot next door she owned that is fenced in. Any advice on what to do to sell this? I have already talked to an attorney and he can make up a contract. Any ideas what this place could be worth? Thanks for any help!,  Ann

5635 RSVP etiquette (1/23/2015 5:47:34 PM):  Have a question. Our ebook is coming out in February and we are having an informal open house on Valentine's Day at our house. Mailing out invitations this week-end but not sure if I need to run out and have RSVP cards printed to go with them. The invite reads to RSVP via the web (by email and our email is provided or by PM on Facebook and our Facebook page is listed). Is that appropriate for an open house or should I include the printed RSVP's. Thanks in advance (TIA).,  Sandy B., MO

5636 Sharon B./ Lila (1/23/2015 5:48:18 PM):  Saw your post on the Verizon bundle & just wanted your opinion on it. Hubby & I have tossed it around of switching to it. Right now we have cox high speed internet & direct tv. I have heard some people say that verizon bundle has poor customer service. Can you let me know pros and cons. Lila do you have an antenna inside your house like on top of tv. If so you might try wrapping it around top with aluminum foil. I remember doing that & it did improve the picture & stop bouncing in picture we we would get. ,  Vicki, Va.

5639 Jane/cast iron/pies (1/23/2015 6:10:40 PM):  Jane, I had a good chuckle when I read your post. I did use cast iron when I was first married but switched over 35 yr. ago to stainless steel waterless cookware and it's still going strong. Yeah, my cast iron was well seasoned, my MIL taught me.

Now, pie crusts? I rank right up there with you Jane!! I also have the tried and true,never fail, someones gr.mother's mother's recipes. Nope, doesn't help me one bit. I can make fabulous homemade cakes and cookies, just not pies. Told my family, you want pies? Don't expect to get them here!

Biscuits? Nope, not made here either. Last time I tried, the dog wouldn't even eat them! Walmarts has Great Value frozen biscuits that are wonderful so that's what I use...LOL...As always....,  Marian/MO

5642 Credit (1/23/2015 6:19:12 PM):  Any one know how to get credit for refundcents.Time to sign up again and don't know if I can.Use to be able to dend in items rebates with mail but mine came back.Does anyone get credit for thier membership.Noone answered in regular chat and also Michele did not answer.Thanksjalison27@yahoo.com,  Julie Fl

5647 Vacation Ideas (1/23/2015 9:05:16 PM):  I know you all will understand...I am trying to plan an inexpensive vacation for my family. Can anyone suggest some places you have vacationed that did not cost an arm and a leg? Want it to be relaxing and a good time just to all hang out. Anywhere in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, or even somewhere unique in Texas? Thanks in advance!,  Kathy, TX

5657 Anyone in Warsaw, IN? (1/24/2015 6:03:56 AM):  I need some help locating a good florist in Warsaw, IN. Anyone here have one they can suggest? Thanks!,  Barb S. - MI

5659 Oreo Sweepstake (1/24/2015 6:28:29 AM):  I will post again. Its the Oreo Red Velvet Sweeps. It is a one time entry or every day? Thanks for any help.,  Tammy

5661 COKE (1/24/2015 7:03:46 AM):  coke web site is up again,  a

5662 Magazine---if I get a free (1/24/2015 7:11:59 AM):  magazine in the mail that I didn't order, do I have to send back the invoice with " cancel" on it, or can I ignore it. I hate spending postage, but I don't want the subscription. ,  Reader

5673 Nancy B (1/24/2015 8:18:37 AM):  Nancy, I love your submissions on real estate. I was wondering what you thought about buying foreclosure properties? Also how about buying from the elderly? I have found that the elderly do not take care of their homes, especially after the husband dies. I am a nervous nelly and I only go through real estate agents. I would love your thoughts.,  Becky

5681 Translating chinese characters to English (1/24/2015 9:21:02 AM):  I found 4 clip art images of Chinese lanterns in my Hallmark Card Studio program. Each lantern has a different Chinese character on the lantern. I've used all 4 clip art images to decorate some writing paper. I'd like to find out what each of those characters translate to in English. Can i do it on the Web? Or do I have to show the clip art images to someone who can read Chinese?,  Virginia Ann S VA

5689 Church ladies again (1/24/2015 10:10:43 AM):  Just want to thank everyone who responded to my questions about your ladies groups. Still would like to know if anyone does a Secret Pal/Secret Sisters and how you work that out? Thanks again, our RC family is the best!,  Paula T. TN

5690 Gas prices (1/24/2015 10:13:01 AM):  Our gas prices are still gradually dropping. I saw $1.67 today at Sams. That is the cheapest I've seen in years.,  Susan, SC

5691 My home town. (1/24/2015 10:13:20 AM):  http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/23/caribou-maine-seems-enjoy-having-coldest-temperatures-new-england/lrog7ZphsR5f6G0p7e5wkM/story.html?hootPostID=c7d27011e9708b7d544210255ac33125Bob, PA

5692 Proud Mama (1/24/2015 10:17:26 AM):  We took a big step today with one of our twins. He has signed the intent paperwork to become a Marine. He'll be taken later this week to have a physical and take the Asfab test. Then actually enter basics next fall sometime. Although I feel some trepidation, I also am proud of him to make this step in his life. He will graduate in May (along with twin brother--who will go to college). ,  Susan, SC

5697 Ali's blog (1/24/2015 10:52:55 AM):  Has there been an update recently? ,  Angela Z/NY

5712 Panda Express (1/24/2015 1:14:55 PM):  Has anyone ever eaten at one of these. I think it was about the worst foods ever. Didnt even seem like the noodles were even done.First time Ive eaten there and defintley the last. YUK. and a waste of money ,  Becky

5720 Dinner/Supper (1/24/2015 3:17:17 PM):  I had to try the Zaycon wild sockeye salmon. Oh my goodness, is it delicious! I wiped a pizza pan with small holes with olive oil and put the salmon on it with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash and then put the pizza pan on the grill and grilled it. I don't think I've ever had wild salmon, completely different and delicious taste! I bought two 25 pound boxes, so that should last us for a year, but it's on my buy again list. I made wild rice and stir fry veggies to go with it. I have the Zaycon ribs on deck for dinner tomorrow night- again I'll be grilling- Life is good at the farm!,  Sharon B., VA

5722 Pat/Son (1/24/2015 3:20:10 PM):  Pat, anymore news on your son? Continuing prayers-,  Sharon B., VA

5730 Superbowl Pool (1/24/2015 4:09:41 PM):  So far we have 32 players in the RMC Superbowl Pool this year! If you would like to play, please email me at oldladyglasses@gmail.com. As a refresher, here are the basic rules: 1. It does NOT cost anything to enter -- all you have to do is agree to send four refunding/couponing related goody envelopes -- one envelope to each of four winners. This goody envie can be anything you would like to send -- coupons, BTFE, rewards codes, gift cards, stickers, refund forms, stamps, etc. (I will get information from each winner as to what they would like to receive -- for instance, baby or pet items -- but in the end, you can send whatever you would like to send. The only rule is that you do follow through and send SOMETHING.) 2. We will make a 10 x 10 grid, 100 squares. 3. As each RMC'er tells me that they want to enter, I will write their name in one of the squares. I am hoping that by starting early this year we will fill all 100 squares with different players! 4. Once all 100 squares are filled we randomly pulled the numbers 0 through 9 out of a hat, and assign each number to a row and column. Lastly, the rows and columns will be assigned one of the teams which are playing in the Superbowl. 5. Your "Lucky Numbers" are the coordinates of the square your name is in. The entire list is below. 6. At the end of each quarter of the Superbowl Game, the last digit of the score for each team determines the quarterly winner in our pool. (For instance, if the score is Patriots 20, Seahawks 17, the person whose name is in the box with 0 for Patriots and 7 for Seahawks will be the winner.) 7. At the end of the game I will contact everyone with the four winners names and addresses so that you can send them your goody envelopes. Look for updates on Off-Topic Chit Chat or via email.,  Margaret, NY

5745 Ipad Charger (1/24/2015 7:12:51 PM):  Well my ipad charger has about bit the dust. I have it taped and it is charging my ipad at very very slow rate. It goes up one every hour. It happened right after I got out of shower and hubby was already in bed. So as long as I can keep some charge on it I will wait until tomorrow. Anyway this will be what I use my savings catcher on. If I don't respond to post it is because old desk top is not always the brightest cookie on the block so please excuse. Hopefully tomorrow will have new charger.,  Vicki, Va.

5746 Mobile Hotspot/Internet (1/24/2015 7:48:49 PM):  I don't really understand the jargon about cell phones and using them for internet but that's what I do. We are with Verizon only because my hubby works out of state, in many states, and they have the best coverage. I have a samsung stratosphere phone and I guess it has a data package that came with it. Rather than paying anything extra to Verizon other than $30/mo. for internet, I downloaded a program called "FoxFi". I think it is what is called a "mobile hotspot"? Not sure and I'm probably wrong, lol. Anyway, you can try Foxfi for free with limited internet access and if you like it you can pay a one time fee of around $15 and have unlimited access to the internet. My speeds are very comparable to DSL, I like to download books and it usually takes me about 25 seconds or less depending on the file size.

We grandfathered in w/our coverage 'cause we were with Altel. With that company I had unlimited internet access and it carried over on our Verizon plan. If I upgrade my phone thru Verizon I will lose that and just have whatever I can afford to pay. The only way around that is for me to outright buy a Verizon compatible smartphone and transfer everything over.

I hope this all makes sense to everyone and it's not "clear as mud". JMHO.....As always.....,  Marian/MO

5748 Slow mail (1/24/2015 11:54:54 PM):  As of 1/5/15 the post office has closed many sorting centers. Expect it to take a week to be the new norm on 1st class. This will hurt those who buy coupons for sales.,  Janice L, WA

5753 Puzzle (1/25/2015 6:25:27 AM):  ast week's challenge: Name two animals, both mammals, one of them domestic, the other wild. Put their letters together, and rearrange the result to name another mammal, this one wild, and not seen naturally around North America. What mammal is it? Answer: dog + gnu = dugong I DON'T THINK ANYONE HAD THIS ONE CORRECT THIS WEEK!! Next week's challenge-- Name someone who welcomes you in. Insert the letter U somewhere inside this, and you'll name something that warns you to stay away. Who is this person, and what is this thing? ,  MAC--WI

5757 Chia Seed (1/25/2015 8:08:06 AM):  I have been using Chia seeds for years. I subscribed to Wellness Mama and she has some ideas that I hadn't thought of- I especially like the pudding idea. Here's http://wellnessmama.com/4981/uses-for-chia-seeds/ some different ways to try Chia if anyone is interested.,  Sharon B., VA

5762 Super Bowl (1/25/2015 10:24:23 AM):  I would like to join this year's Super Bowl Dorothy Heiland: Contact me at CouponWizarsd@HeilandMail.com,  Dorothy Heiland IL

5763 medical insurance (1/25/2015 10:54:24 AM):  When a mom & pop business is told they have till sometime mid Feb to provide medical coverage for their 1 employee, do they have to pay the full cost? The business is in a right to work state so he fears they will get rid of him. Mom & pop are Medicare age so they have their coverage. Employee is barely able to pay rent on studio apt & depends on some food donations from family members. He is guessing insurance could be $100 or more a month & they will make him pay it. He doesn't have a spare $100, business very slow till spring. Mom & pop play very loosely with what would be allowed by wage & ? dept (Federal?). In fact, employee is NOT licensed to do pest control but they send him out anyway on his own!!! Been looking for another job but doesn't have transportation of his own so makes it harder. So when Affordable Care Act went into place, was it stated who is responsible to cover employees medical, or what % they must pay for? I am sorry, sure not stating this very clearly. Worried about this person, he knows he needs insurance & would love to have it. He isn't making enough money a month to afford it. When I say working poor, he really is. He isn't one with a TV, laptop, desktop, tablet...sleeps on blow up mattress. Sure he could qualify for all kinds of things but won't take govt help.,  just wondering

5767 gas prices (1/25/2015 12:14:34 PM):  Now that King Abdulla, or whatever it was, died, I hear his brother, in 70's with dementia is going to be the new King. Abdulla didn't have a son? Not really concerned who is king, just wondering what it might mean for oil prices in the future. Anyone been following this better than me & ventures to guess?,  curious

5772 Total 10 (1/25/2015 1:17:20 PM):  Okay it's been 2 weeks on the Total 10 and I'm tickled to report that the sugar and carb cravings are gone- I'll start adding back healthy carbs & natural sugars (that are in fruit) this week One thing that helped with the absence of cola- was to up my consumption of Kombucha- it's a little fizzy and that's what I missed a lot (beside that sugar) from soda. I drink about 12 to 16 ounces of 'booch" a day now made from green tea. I also really like the unsweetened Almond milk- I'm still not a fan of the coconut milk- so I think I'll continue with those kind of smoothies for breakfast. I honestly can't get over how the majority of the inflammation is gone. What a wonderful bonus that's been for me! I have lost weight too, but it wasn't about weight loss, so I haven't gotten on the scales- I'll weigh in at the end of the month.,  Sharon B., VA

5773 Girl Scout cookies (1/25/2015 1:18:41 PM):  Has anyone tried the new GF GS cookies? If so, did you like them? Our scout leaders only got 2 cases each. Not sure how many in a case, guessing 12. I am picking up 2 boxes tonight for a relative as a surprise to her. I think GS missed the boat on this if they are good. Is it just my area, or does it seem like just about everyone & his sister are eating GF these days? Some because of genuine need & some because they think it will help them drop some weight. ,  Thin Mints for me please

5774 Chloe (1/25/2015 1:25:00 PM):  Praying for tomorrow to go the very best way it can for this brave little girl and for all those who love her.,  Marion, CA

5775 What's for Dinner? (1/25/2015 1:29:14 PM):  We're having spaghetti with Italian sausage and a tomato based pasta sauce that our niece gave us for Christmas. She sells this at her booth at the farmer's market, and it is very good. She also gave us a jar of salsa and a jar of tomatillo sauce, which we haven't opened yet. So, an easy dinner! Love pasta!,  Nancy, LA

5785 Jeanne W, PA (1/25/2015 2:41:44 PM):  Thank you for all the hard work you go through listing deals on CC. I appreciate the info you list & sure many, many of us do as well. ,  Lynn

5792 Chloe (1/25/2015 3:53:19 PM):  Can some one please post Chloes web site.Prayers heading their way. ,  Becky

5797 NE Storm (1/25/2015 4:41:09 PM):  Are the people in the Northeast ready for this colossal snow storm that is headed your way??? Batten down the hatches!! And take Care!!,  Susan, SC

5827 Wisconsin Dells? (1/26/2015 8:36:09 AM):  wondering about the dells for a family vacation, it is family oriented, for young children 4 and 8, or is it for mainly older people? Let me know if you have been there! thanks,  Mrs. C

5828 Poll: All You magazine? (1/26/2015 8:52:47 AM):  It is time for me to renew All You magazine. Ive been very disappointed in it for a while now, with very few coupons, what do you all think? Any deals out there?,  pollster

5829 Tummy tuck? (1/26/2015 9:12:43 AM):  Has anyone here had a tummy tuck? I know it's painful, major surgery and expensive. I've always had a bad lower pooch, and despite recent weight loss, it's still terrible. I have youthful legs, and am not overly flabby anywhere else. Any advice appreciated. ,  Grace Basham, CA

5832 Paula/Tn (1/26/2015 9:48:19 AM):  Did you get my email about Ladies Night Out and secret pals? I emailed you last Friday.,  Janice/Ok

5836 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (1/26/2015 10:52:55 AM):  delicious 12 points until 11 PM EST.,  Melody, WA

5841 Janice OK (1/26/2015 11:26:15 AM):  Janice, I received your email. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner; I was tied up with a funeral on Fri. & Sat. and then had to get the church bulletin ready to be printed. Thanks for your ideas; I'm sure we will be using some of them!,  Paula T. TN

5847 Glad Fridge and Seek Game (1/26/2015 12:11:00 PM):  I just played the Glad Fridge and Seek game. Michele says you'll either win a coupon or a gift card. I didn't even win a gift card! Has anyone else played this game & not won anything?,  Virginia Ann S VA

5855 Edamame (1/26/2015 1:38:49 PM):  How do I prepare this? I like them and salads and stirfry and things like that but they're frozen in the store do I just take out a little bit of what I want to use and just use them or do I have to cook them?,  CB OH

5859 facial hair (1/26/2015 2:14:21 PM):  Would anyone be willing to let me know what works best for them in removing facial hair? Have tried several products, but the results left a lot to be desired. TIA,  Marianne NM

5865 Superbowl (1/26/2015 3:28:18 PM):  Does anyone else really not care about the Superbowl this year? Normally I don't follow football that much, but still can muster up a little excitement for 1 of the 2 teams. It would of been Patriots this time & after ballgate I don't want them to win. I don't believe the coach or the QB, but I don't want Seahawks to win either. Yes, I do realize 1 of them is going to win, but I couldn't care less who & not even interested in watching it at all. ,  jmho

5867 Melody, WA (1/26/2015 3:39:09 PM):  How is it going -getting everything straightened out with theft of your identity? Have you filed everything you needed to file? You were able to find out how they got your bonds? What a mess for you- I am really sorry this happened-,  Sharon B., VA

5876 Mail delivery (1/26/2015 4:41:53 PM):  Mail delivery has been canceled for tomorrow for Boston, MA. Not sure about the rest of the state, but something to keep in mind if you're waiting on trades.,  Julie in Mass

5881 Susan LA (1/26/2015 5:33:08 PM):  I hope I can explain this clearly. We have federal funding in the school, if they don't go X amount of time per day we lose that days funding, with many closures the schools can lose a lot of federal money. Also we have built in snow days, if these are all used they have to tack on these days at the end of the year. They are now working on setting up to were the kids will take classes on line if school is closed to prevent these makeup days. One big factor in schools being delayed or closed is the busses, if the county road are bad the schools are delayed are canceled. Just last week our drive and road were ice, to dangerous for buses, we were iced in at my house. Most of the schools in the east went part of the day today, enough to have it considered a funded day, IF there was danger you can bet they would have been closed, anymore its safety first when it comes to the kids. So its part funding, makeup days and mostly safety. I pray all stay safe in this weather, I have been in more then one blizzard and its scary... ,  Sunshine (Linda IN)

5902 Update on Michael (1/26/2015 10:41:10 PM):  Thank you everyone for their good thoughts & prayers. Michael saw the Pulmonary MD today and he said his lung x-rays are good. Couldn't detect any sounds of leakage. He wants to see Michael again in 3 months. Again, Thank YOU!,  Pat

5904 Mom & moving saga (1/26/2015 11:10:36 PM):  Well, I got mom into the Immediate Care place. After multiple hours (and Mom becoming 'Regular Mom' - I can live by myself, I want to leave, etc) the doctor filled out the paperwork (saying it would be a good idea for Mom to not live alone anymore) and ordered a test. We went to get the results today and it appears they are questioning the results so Mom needs to do lab work (and an x-ray). Mom is furious at me! She says my family is lying about the past (it is like she has wiped a bunch of history from her brain). So, it appears we won't be able to move her into the place (with one available apartment) this week. I am not sure if Mom will even agree to do the additional testing. So, I have been doing a lot of praying and I will make a bunch of phone calls tomorrow to see what my options are (get someone in to help her here at least short-term; look into moving her to Nevada and have someone come in and help her there, etc). I am starting to wonder if all of these 'road blocks' are to make me realize that Mom should not move from her home. Praying I make the right decisions.,  Heather, NV

5905 Update on Victoria, TX (1/27/2015 1:03:23 AM):  Where do I start, well my son, who turned 18 yesterday, decided to move out. Very, very long story short, because Victoria would now be alone, remember she is only 10, for at least 2 1/2 hours from when I leave for work until she gets picked up by the sweet lady who started helping me out, and that is too long. So, I decided to move to Houston (Richmond) with my sister and her family. Her daughter and my daughter are 3 months apart. So, they will be going to school together and next year be able to go to middle school together. Plus, the very important thing is that there are so many job opportunities for me. Victoria, of course, was hurt that he left, and said that both men left. I asked who the other was and she said Daddy. I told her, No. I told Daddy to leave. That was totally different. CJ WANTS to move out. This has NOTHING to do with you. He still loves you. He just wants to be an adult and move out. I told her, after he left from picking up his stuff, that the emotions would come in waves.....sad, mad, happy, etc. She told me yesterday that she didn't know how big the "waves" were going to be. :( Please pray for her that she is able to make the best of this move and understand that him moving out is on him and was not her fault. Thank you so much. God Bless. :D ,  Lorena, TX

5907 Snow (1/27/2015 4:05:23 AM):  We have 50mph winds, temps are 9, snow coming down sideways. Mc Donalds is closed (VERY rare!), so far still have power. Safe at home. Not sure if I'll even go out tomorrow! ,  Diane D, ME

5921 Zoombucks Code (1/27/2015 8:43:59 AM):  HOLOCAUSTMEMORIALDAY2015 No expiration listed for the code.,  Melody, WA

5926 Blizzard update (1/27/2015 9:19:10 AM):  Checking in from Cape Cod, MA. 22" so far, they're saying our town will get 24-36" by tomorrow morning. Luckily still have power/heat. 70 mph winds in town, nice blustery day to stay put. I love winter and snow so I'm thoroughly enjoying this, since I'm warm!,  Julie in Mass

5927 Swagbucks Code (1/27/2015 9:28:31 AM):  LimitedTime Good until 10am PT/1pm ET for 3 SB!,  Melody, WA

5934 Checking in from Bangor, Maine (1/27/2015 10:44:48 AM):  We are getting hammered with a lot of snow but at least it is light and fluffy, and a LOT of wind! It is currently 11 degrees with a wind chill factor of negative 22. Both employers of DH and I cancelled work for today yesterday so it was comforting to know we wouldn't have to go out at all today. I woke up at 3 a.m. and it wasn't even snowing and I thought, wow - all those cancellations and we aren't going to get anything! (a majority of businesses announced yesterday they would be closed today). Thankfully we still have power. We have the grill to cook on should we need to. Snuggling with the cat and dog and enjoying our day off! I hope everyone else is staying warm and safe! ,  Vicky N., ME

5937 feeling guilty..... (1/27/2015 11:37:32 AM):  I'm sitting here waiting for my hubby to get back from ND. One of his cousins passed away and he went there for the funeral. I thought we might be in the line of fire for the blizzard but we didn't get any of it!! We've had unseasonably warm weather and very little snow on the ground. Hubby called early this morning that he's on the road. He said the bridge decks were icy in ND.Hope everyone in the storm is safe and watching the world go by from inside their warm home!! ,  Google Researcher

5939 Harris poll surveys (1/27/2015 12:31:56 PM):  are they worth messing with, or another scam?,  wondering

5940 Super Bowl Sunday (1/27/2015 1:16:57 PM):  What are you having to eat on Super Bowl Sunday?,  Cathy B. Mo.

5942 Memo Code (1/27/2015 1:36:30 PM):  FeaturedDeal Today only for 100 points.,  Melody, WA

5950 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (1/27/2015 2:29:33 PM):  thirsty Good until 11 PM EST tonight for 18 points.,  Melody, WA

5957 insurance ? (1/27/2015 4:51:13 PM):  I am trying to help someone in AZ, Medicare age, figure out what her insurance agent (medical) is telling her in an email she recd today. ACCESS or whatever the initials are is the Medicaid program for that state. She isn't on Medicaid yet, but assets are getting low so would not surprise me if maybe within a year or 2. Currently she has Humanna Gold (seems like there is a 3rd word in the insurance). This is what agent told her: Health Net Amber Medicare Advantage plan summary of benefits for your review. The % of your out of pocket costs will be in direct proportion to the % of your AHCCCS eligibility. (i.e. how much extra help you quality for) but I would conjecture allow for a higher %. ,  Greek to both of us

5960 Update Victoria, TX (1/27/2015 5:59:38 PM):  Grace Basham, CA you asked for an address for Victoria Medrano of Texas. her mother Lorena had posted an update about her. Lorena had asked us RC'ers for a card shower for Victoria last year. Here's the address that was posted for them then. Victoria Medrano, 2813 Austin Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404,  Virginia Ann S VA

5969 Printing from Android Phone (1/27/2015 9:37:57 PM):  I have seen several people say they can print coupons from their android phone. I need someone to help me set this up. If you can help, please email me at swthibodeaux at gmail dot com. Thanks,,  stephanie t, tn

5970 Mom & moving saga (1/27/2015 10:20:14 PM):  I did a lot of talking today (place she is supposed to move to, DH, DBrother, Dsis-in-law (DH's sister), MIL, etc, etc. Mom signed the POAs at the end of December. I know Mom wants nothing that will prolong her life (she is 91 and says she is ready to die). I called aPlaceForMom.com and they told me it was possible to move into an Independent Living place (which doesn't require any Physician's evaluation or TB test) to move in and then hire your own In-Home care. I am almost wondering if that is the way to go (but, it brings another whole set of issues/problems that would need to be worked out). But, Dbrother wants her in the Independent/Assisted place near me (the other would be about an hour away at a minimum) so he wants Mom to do the lab work and the other test. So, I think I will call Dsis and if she agrees that Mom should do the testing then I will take Mom to get the lab work tomorrow and see if it happens. If not then there is no way she can move into the Independent/Assisted living and we are going to have to either a) find In-home care here -at least short-term (4+ hours away from all family, but MIL) or b) Independent Living (with In-home help) in Nevada. I could take Mom home with me, but it would have to be for less than a week (my house is not setup for her, etc). I don't know how I can make decisions, etc with Mom in the house with me (why I am thinking in-home care here until we figure out where she can live) and I wouldn't want to leave her at my house by herself (she is calling me enough times when she is sitting in her house by herself).,  Heather, NV

5971 Sis update (1/28/2015 4:32:18 AM):  Two and a half yrs ago , I posted here asking for prayers for my Sis who had been diagnosed with AML . I'm so happy to report she is STILL IN REMISSION . She recently had blood work in Pittsburgh and instead of going back every 3 months , she doesn't have to go back until JULY ! I remember thinking she couldn't possibly beat it . She has . Thanks again for all the prayers . We know prayer changes things . Her faith never waivered . We know , God is good ALL THE TIME !!!! ,  Martha B. PA.

5973 good natural bleach alternative? (1/28/2015 7:05:10 AM):  Hi there. Any recommendations on any NATURAL HYPOallergenic (perfume free/dye free for sensitive skin) bleach alternative products people have had good experience with? I'm leery of them because I used hydrogen peroxide once and it made HOLES in a good shirt. Thank you.,  arlene FL

5974 Temps/Gas (1/28/2015 7:15:08 AM):  Gas has been $1.79 for a week....temps yesterday afternoon 81 on my car gauge.,  Janice/Ok

5976 Balance Rewards (1/28/2015 7:32:40 AM):  How many of you are doing the Balance Rewards health incentives at Walgreens.com? The points add up fast! And it is making me more conscious of my health decisions such as walking, BG levels, and weight!,  Sue S., MN

5985 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (1/28/2015 9:12:46 AM):  EpiPen 12 points until 11 PM EST.,  Melody, WA

5987 RAOK (1/28/2015 9:50:49 AM):  Someone in PA who isn't opposed to playing the lottery, I have an RAOK for you. I have a FREE TICKET scratch off lottery winner. Too far to drive from MO to cash it in. Email me and I'll mail it to you ~ flyvanguard@yahoo.com,  Sandy B., MO

5990 Swagbucks Code (1/28/2015 10:18:44 AM):  Refer4SB until 11pm PT/2pm ET for 4 SB!,  Melody, WA

5992 gift for neighbor (1/28/2015 11:01:38 AM):  Looking for suggestions for gift for neighbor of about a yr. Did huge favor for mom & saved her a few hundred dollars today. He is 60 & just retired. He seems well off, at least better than mom, & he & wife love to gamble in their spare time (God forbid well off could change). Told her to take them out for nice lunch or dinner. She doesn't want to do that.,  out of ideas

5998 Turbo Tax (1/28/2015 11:52:46 AM):  Has anyone used this? I couldn't get in. Every ID I tried to use was "already used". I have never used turbo tax.,  Mary IL

5999 FOY Code (1/28/2015 11:54:50 AM):  You've won Fountain of Youth Code jpxgv6d82 worth 26 Hulk Coins for use by 3 more. ,  Vicki, Va.

6003 Dollar General (1/28/2015 12:24:33 PM):  Jan 30-Feb 1-take an additional 50%off already reduced clearance and xmas merchandise.That here in Missouri,  sjrentel

6018 Phone app for dom. abuse (1/28/2015 2:15:49 PM):  Caught the very end of Dr. Phil today. He and Robin were discussing an app they have for victims of domestic violence. They d/n show what it looked like so that it's not obvious to those around you if you have it installed. If you tap it 3 times, it will either send text of voice mail (whichever you chose when installed) to whomever is your emergency contact. AND once activated, it starts recording so that anything is documented. It does it without noise or light to alert the abuser that he is being recorded. ,  Anonymous

6026 poll: how much $ for a wedding gift (1/28/2015 3:39:59 PM):  Sons good friend is getting married in a few weeks. How much $ should we give them,  pollster

6052 Posting # 06027 (1/28/2015 8:32:40 PM):  AARP membership is $16.00 a year...but if you watch for it you can get free memberships every now and then. You must be 50 years of age (or older) to join AARP. Husband and wife can register on one membership if one spouse is at least 50 years of age (for example hubby can be 50 and wife 46...then his membership can include her). Many merchants offer discounts to AARP members. I got 30% off my eyeglasses (lenses and frames) at Target Optical with my AARP card. Last fall we renewed twice for two years free that was a benefit from something we bought at Walgreens.,  Google Researcher

6053 Black Bean Burger (1/28/2015 8:34:49 PM):  We love it and beats the heck out of Morning Star and cheaper.How much green pepper did you use?Aboutsame as onions?Get kids eat vegetables.Veggie Straws works sometimes.,  Julie Fl


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