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1952 Light Bulb Commercial (4/7/2015 7:57:32 PM): am I misunderstanding something? There's a new light bulb out that you can buy with the system and use your smartphone to operate. It lasts 22.8 years which they then say is just under 23 and just over 24? Did I mishear or am I losing my mind?, Sandy B., MO 1956 Heather, NV/card shower (4/7/2015 9:51:50 PM): Heather, please re post the card shower info. I searched, but it was too far back. Thanks!, Grace Basham, CA 1960 card shower for Amanda (4/8/2015 5:35:13 AM): Amanda will graduate from college with a Mechanical Engineering degree on May 15th. Please send a card (NO gifts). Amanda Nelson, PO Box 642, Minden, NV 89423 Thank you to everyone that has already sent one. , Heather, NV 1964 Dementia mother/ nursing home (4/8/2015 7:32:07 AM): I wondered if any of you know how we can get some help with nursing home costs for mother, who is private pay right now, it won't be long till we sell house, etc., but didn't know about help we could get.. $ is going fast!, No name 1966 MyPoints Umbrella (4/8/2015 9:26:27 AM): Thank you Mary C. 00970 My Points Umbrella (4/8/2015 7:22:59 AM): The My Points umbrells for Wednesday is under Burpee: http://tinyurl.com/p32vtyj Click on it in the lower right corner. Good luck!, Mary C, SC, Melody, WA 1968 Just a rant (4/8/2015 10:42:13 AM): I had a follow up visit today at 9:30 to get info on my carpal tunnel surgery. I arrived 9:25 and sat down. Normally I make my appt first thing or after lunch and never have to wait. I was finally called at 9:50, sat in another room until 10:30 and asked someone to check to see when the Dr would be in, he'll be right in. I left at 10:50, I couldn't take it anymore!! I had a meeting at 11 at work., CB OH 1970 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/8/2015 11:33:08 AM): FreeTrial Worth 13 points until 11 PM EDT. Thanks Barb., Melody, WA 1974 Wedding set insurance (4/8/2015 12:00:24 PM): We are looking for insurance for our valuables. We cannot add this to our home insurance. Long story and I can't explain. We have a separate policy now but it is really expensive price around $500.00 a year. I got a quote from State Farm for around $380.00 a year. Still looking. TIA, Renay & NJ 1975 Kellogg's Family Rewards Code (4/8/2015 12:31:16 PM): Worth 100 points Greattobeamember Thanks Lola I from Centsible., Melody, WA 1976 Shutterfly paper (4/8/2015 12:35:21 PM): This last weekend Michele had posted that you could get a free roll of gift wrap from Shutterfly only paying postage. Postage was $8.99 plus tax, but I bit the bullet and did it anyway. Well, today my paper came! It is beautiful. I will use it for special gifts, but sooooo glad I ordered it., Denise, MI 1977 Free Oxi/Inmar (4/8/2015 12:38:28 PM): Watch out! If you are doing the free Oxi laundry detergent rebate, copy your complete submission. This clearing house is something else. My mother and I both did this rebate and got rejection post cards in the mail stating that either the receipt was not submitted or not an original. Huh??! I called yesterday and when I gave her the submission number on the post card, she looked it up and found my materials. She could "put it through". I find this to be very shady. I had a complete submission as did my mother and they rejected it. Why? So they didn't have to pay unless we complained. Poor customer relations. I am going to contact Oxi and let them know., Denise, MI 1985 Mobile AP (4/8/2015 3:16:15 PM): I just got notified by Network Solutions, that Google will drop in priority, all web sites that don't have a mobile AP. Network solutions stated that they will give me one free of charge for the US Navy web site that I have registered with them within the next three days. I am posting this because I think some of you use your own website for selling goods or exchanging items and don't want to see your web site drop down the list to obscurity., Bob, PA 1992 Sad state we are in (4/8/2015 4:34:56 PM): My friend's mom is very ill. She was hospitalized about 10 days ago and was discharged a few days later before she was well. She was turned down for rehab and sent home. She has been struggling ever since. She was assigned a home health care agency that gave her a sheet to put by the phone. Its a picture of a red phone that says "do not call 911 call us". Today she took a sharp turn for the worse. Home health won't be able to help her, the doctor's office said she was too sick to come there plus they had a room full of contagious people. She is not suppose to go to the hospital because they will be fined. It was obvious that she needs to be hospitalized again but on top of that her daughter's were flailing worrying about our health care system. She has a good policy as a retired state employee plus her Medicare and the added stress was a shame. This is unacceptable care for our elderly., Anna, AL 1995 fewer post (4/8/2015 4:56:59 PM): I was away from the site for several months and have returned this month. I was really wanting to get back in the swing of things. However it does not seem to be near as many post as when I was here before. Is it just me?, catrena. sc 2001 Occupation (4/8/2015 6:48:08 PM): I am a "domestic engineer". As always..., Marian/MO 2005 Recall Notice (4/8/2015 7:09:09 PM): Children’s pajamas recalled by Smooth Industries due to violation of Federal flammability standard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Childrens-Pajamas-Recalled-by-Smooth-Industries/, Google Researcher 2006 Dinner tonight (4/8/2015 7:14:45 PM): Dinner tonight was fried Kiebasa with onions, fried potatoes and banana slices with chocolate syrup. This is officially the start of my busy work time so I work a lot of hours til late May. Ugh....Not into cooking much., Susan, SC 2007 Makeup for wedding....... (4/8/2015 7:19:20 PM): My DGS is getting married on May 9. I have a beautiful dress (and my DD and all the family say it's good) but I'm worried about makeup. I've never been a makeup person and don't know what to do. If the wedding was here, I could go and get makeup done, but it's 6 hours away and we'll be staying in a hotel. Can anyone help me? What can I do? I don't think I can go somewhere down there to get it done as we're not familiar with the area., Nancy, LA 2029 MyPoints Umbrella (4/9/2015 7:23:44 AM): Horchow http://tinyurl.com/qhl4x55, Melody, WA 2035 Craiglist Advice needed (4/9/2015 8:19:06 AM): My friend is selling his engagement ring (from a broken engagement) on Craiglist. He received this response back. Good to hear back from you, i am located in WA. i am buying the ring for my wife as a surprise gift, i am okay with the price, i am a marine engineer at this moment i am presently working offshore, sometimes access to regular emails and phone calls are very poor in offshore due to inefficiency of phone and internet connections, more so we are often constrain from accessing the internet or making phone calls, i insisted on PayPal because i don't have access to my bank account online and i don't have internet banking too, but i can pay from my PayPal account as i have my bank a/c attached to it, you don't need to bother yourself about the shipment because i have a pick-up agent that will come for the pick-up they will also determine and secure the shipment, get back to me with your PayPal email address sothat i can make the payment,i will also need you to provide me with the following information in order to facilitate the payment. Seems kind of fishy. Thoughts please. Thank you!, Chris KS 2052 Looking for sill screen supplies (4/9/2015 10:05:39 AM): Does anyone know where I can find a good price on silk screen supplies? TIA, Renay, NJ 2058 Kolh's 40%/60% in Store (4/9/2015 12:13:29 PM): We shopped at Kohl's the other night and found some good buys. I bought my granddaughter a beautiful coat-dress for Christmas next year. It had a white dress with flowers on it. The jacket was velvet with a white fur collar; perfect for a picture with Santa. It was expensive but I got it for $10.80., Janice/Ok 2059 Question about dog food (4/9/2015 12:15:11 PM): Does anyone know what the safest brand of dog food is? It is getting so i don't know what to feed them that won't make them sick., Faye, KY 2064 Swagbucks Code (4/9/2015 2:28:07 PM): OneBuckBuzz Worth 4 SB until 2 PM PDT. Thanks Barb., Melody, WA 2066 From Debbie, OR (4/9/2015 3:40:44 PM): I am back on the Stivarga (Oral Chemo) for another round. My numbers mysteriously went down when I went in for the Irenotecan (they take blood every time I go in). So, the Dr. is thinking I may have had a bad month as I was "regular" as well. It has been about a week since I went back on the oral Chemo. We shall see., Debbie, OR 2073 update (4/9/2015 5:03:10 PM): Things keep rolling along. Last radiation therapy today (for now anyway - might have pet scan in a month) Monday i have the tooth extracted in preparation for the xgeva infusion. After that elecrocardiogram in deciding about chemo I started physical therapy today for my hip. She commented she had never seen hamstrings as bad as mine. Really. I never have been evaluated before and had no idea. So now its exercises for both legs., JudyB LA 2075 Medicare covered/not covered (4/9/2015 5:34:57 PM): This site has a box for people to put their medical problem in to find out if Medicare covers it: http://tinyurl.com/ronb5 http://tinyurl.com/my7yuhw http://tinyurl.com/l3gjxch I suggest bookmarking these sites for future reference., Google Researcher 2076 INteresting experiment (4/9/2015 5:57:10 PM): What Happened When Maine Forced People to Work for Welfare March 26th, 2015 Last year Republican Governor Paul LePage decided he had to do something about the out-of-control welfare abuse going on in Maine. Specifically concerning the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). So late last year, LePage began enforcing new requirements. In order for non-disabled residents to receive SNAP benefits, they’d be required to work part-time twenty hours per week, volunteer, or attend work-training classes. The volunteer option only required 24 hours of volunteer work per month, and these opportunities exist even in the most rural areas of Maine. The result was an astounding drop in the number of people on SNAP. Out of the 12,000, non-disabled welfare abusers without children who were on the rolls last year, only 2680 remain as of now, according to David Sorensen, spokesman for the Maine Department of Health and Services. The drop in SNAP numbers exceeded the state’s expectations by leaps and bounds. Plus – once people are dropped from the welfare program, they lose their benefits for three years. This is proof positive that most people on welfare are only in it because it provides for their needs without actually having to work. Imagine that !! , Bob, PA 2077 Missing boy, Yankton SD (4/9/2015 6:09:43 PM): Is anyone following the story of the 6-year-old boy, missing in Yankton, SD? A friend in that area mentioned the story. The boy fell off a boat. What got my attention is the police statement saying that his father just got out of prison. (He wasn't there). The other odd info was, the boy only weighs 37 pounds, at age 6 years. What a sad story., Grace Basham, CA 2078 Refund (4/9/2015 6:56:14 PM): My mother paid for her trash pick up for the whole year of 2015. She died in Jan. this year and I did put trash out by the curb a few times in Jan and Feb. I know I put out trash in Jan. and it wasn't picked up and I had to call and ask why and was told if the driver notices no one is living at a home but trash is by the curb, he won't pick it up. I told her I was clearing out the house so there is trash by the curb now and will be on and off for another month. Near the end of Feb. I called and left a message that I wanted to cancel the trash service at the end of Feb. I asked to be called to be sure they got the message. A week later I called because they did not call back and the lady said she hasn't listened to any messages because she is going through a divorce. I think this is a family owned business. I was nice to her but also said my message said to cancel trash pick up end of Feb. and she said okay and she even confirmed mom had paid for the whole year so she would send a refund. I had to call again last week to ask where the refund was and the lady said she forgot because her divorce is getting nasty. I finally got the check but she kept the March payment which I did not use and had cancelled before March. Should I contact this lady and tell her she owes me for March or drop it? , Trash 2080 comments if you please? (4/9/2015 7:03:46 PM): I am a waitress. Today at work, I was waiting on a woman and her two daughters. They had a camera, like a go pro on the sugar bowl pointing out at me. I commented "oh look a camera". They said no it's a toy. it was gone the next time I came back to the table., not today 2091 What would you do? (4/9/2015 9:09:49 PM): Friend's granddaughter is getting married. She told me today that I would be getting invitation. Also that our other friend (she's 80 and has trouble walking and has balance issues) does not want to go with her daughter. "She only wants to go with you." So I'm thinking that's probably the only reason I'm getting invitation. Drat! For me to take this lady, I would have to pick her up which is 20 miles away from my house in the other direction, and 20 miles to the wedding. That's 120 miles that one day to pick her up, go to wedding, bring her back home and then come back to my house. That's not the biggest problem. The thing is the wedding w/b outdoors, the end of next month and it w/ probably be hot by then (today was 86 degrees and it's early to be that hot) .B/c she has trouble getting around, I don't want to be responsible for her, especially walking outdoors where the ground may be uneven. (She can barely walk indoors and refuses to use a cane or walker.) A few weeks ago, her BP bottomed-out while she was out with her daughter. I am scared that something will happen to her like a fall, which she's done several times recently. I'd feel horrible if she broke a hip, etc. while she was under my watch. And when she starts to fall, instinctively, she reaches for the person next to her. She grabbed another friend when they were on a bus trip to Oregon. The friend fell and split her head and the one that started to fall was not hurt. I can't afford to fall and get hurt, since it's just me. And if I'm out of commission, I can't work. I thought about telling her that I would be out of town that day, even if I have to drive to the next suburb (technically that is out of town, so I won't be telling a lie). Her daughter and adult grands are too busy to deal with her and she always says that she doesn't want to bother them. I think about my Mama and if no one wanted to take her to a wedding (of course, sis and I took her where she needed/wanted to go). She loved weddings, especially receptions and the punch and chicken salad sandwiches. But sometimes I think that her family needs to step up and she also needs to let them know that she wants them to do for her. Am I wrong, and what would you do? , Susan, LA 2094 Mom saga (4/9/2015 9:47:13 PM): Dsis showed up yesterday afternoon. We went to see mom this morning (so we had a couple of hours to get her ready for the GI doctor appointment). I found out the morning caregivers can coach mom into drinking 1/2 a can of Ensure and sometimes 1/4 peanut butter sandwich. I was able to get mom to drink the equivalent of a bowl of chicken broth (not a lot, but better than nothing). Dr could see the extreme pain she is in so he prescribed pain medicine and is requesting another CT scan with dye (something needs to be reviewed from the CT scan done a month ago). If that comes up clear then they will setup the stomach scope. I bought a container of dry chicken broth so the caregivers can make that for her if nothing else. Pray for wisdom. I can't watch mom suffer so I am hoping the pain medicine helps. Dsis said she wasn't sure how I did it (see Mom a few days a week and deal with everything else). Like I said I just do.... , Heather, NV 2095 P G rebate (4/9/2015 9:52:20 PM): Does any one have a copy of PG rebate that ended 3/30 have products but no rebate form', eleanor wi. 2096 P G rebate (4/9/2015 9:52:20 PM): Does any one have a copy of PG rebate that ended 3/30 have products but no rebate form', eleanor wi. 2112 Charging the kindle (4/10/2015 8:17:14 AM): Is it safe to charge a kindle all night? Or how long does it take to fully change one up?, Thanks for any help. 2113 Spectacular views (4/10/2015 8:18:43 AM): www.airpano.com, Bob, PA 2121 What would U do-bumping up (4/10/2015 10:04:53 AM): Thanks for all the input. I guess I feel guilty b/c we used to live across from each other, went to same church, DHs were good friend, as are we. Known her for 25 years. After they moved and he died, I would pick her up for church functions b/c I didn’t want her driving at night (she lives in a rural area now), but lately I h/n mentioned any functions b/c I don’t want the responsibility (tell her that I wasn’t sure until the last minute if I w/b able to go). Last time I took her out, it was raining (scared me to death to get her back to car) and then she got ½ way in and couldn’t get in the rest of the way. I feel like a bad friend b/c I feel like I am deserting her when she needs me and I don’t want her to feel that her friends don’t want to be around her just b/c she can’t get around like she used to. Andrea, you are thinking exactly what I am thinking about her not getting over the fall, although I know she can fall if she’s by herself or with family but at least I would not feel responsible. Her daughter is RN and granddaughter is a physical therapist, so they are used to dealing with the infirm and know what to look for and how to react. If she did break hip or leg, I don’t think she would recover as well as Judy, LA has b/c she has no arm strength so probably c/n do therapy. (When we go out to eat, she can’t even get up from the chair or booth without 2 of us pulling her up. And I mean we are doing all the work b/c she has no strength to help us. She’s not frail, actually quite the opposite, and she’s dead weight when trying to get her up.) I don’t know how much of their not helping her is their doing and how much is her not wanting to bother them. Probably 50/50. When her daughter goes out of town on business, she drives 25 miles one way to get her so that her adult son can use her car while she is gone. I thought that son could bring his mom to the airport since he lives with her, but again, it’s a case of letting herself be taken advantage of. (As for GM of bride, she wanted me to take her shopping for dress for wedding b/c she is bent over from arthritis and can’t try on easily. Got out of that one by saying I have no fashion sense. But DIL needed to look for wedding decorations and DS suggested that she take his mom with her b/c she would enjoy helping. She cringed and sent him a look and then invented a cover-story but she just didn’t want to have to wait for her to keep up with her b/c SHE gets around slowly.) I don’t think she realizes how much of an imposition it is for her to ask me to take her to the wedding, and I probably would do it if her agility was not an issue. If I say that I am concerned about her being able to navigate the outdoors, she would insist “I’ll be OK.” But at the same time, she said she went to the doctor the other day and she didn’t think she was going to make it from the waiting room to exam room! She has a walker with a seat on it, but refuses to use it. She would also insist that she could drive to my house to save me the trip to her place and back, but another reason I used to pick her up is that she really should not be driving any longer. I was shocked when she told me that DMV renewed her license. I need to decide which “version” I will tell b/c I don’t want to be caught off guard when she calls, which we do each week. Want to have my plans lined up so that it won’t be a lie when I tell her. And I need to let her know far enough in advance so she can get her daughter to make arrangements to take her. Judy, you definitely don’t need to take a tumble and neither does DH as you will both be up the creek. , Susan, LA 2127 Never knew (4/10/2015 12:02:28 PM): In my hometown of Caribou, ME I had walked by the house hundreds of times. I never knew that one of the most famous people from the town lived there. His name was OP Pierson and he invented the frozen French Fry. He designed the machinery that was used by McCain's and Birdseye to process the potatoes. He was also a pilot in WW2. He held many patents and served as an advisor to the United Nations. He died in 1993. It is odd that I never heard of him when I was growing up., Bob, PA 2133 Changing Seats (4/10/2015 2:04:59 PM): Today in the NY Times, there was an interesting article. It was about ultra conservative Jewish men asking for seat changes on flights from the US to Israel because it is against their religion to sit next to a woman who is not their wife. Some are making the request when booking the flight. Others get on the plane, see they are sitting next to a woman and ask her to change seats with another man. Some agree, some seem to view this as sexist and refuse and others just don't want to move. I wouldn't mind unless I was sitting in an aisle seat. Then the man would be out of luck. Would you change seats?, Another Sharon in MI 2142 From Debbie, OR (4/10/2015 3:46:44 PM): For the CEA, the lower, the better. Under 5 (for non-smokers) is the goal. Right now, I am in the 90s which is down from an all-time high of 110. My first goal is under 20 though. Then I can have my Ileostomy reversed. , Debbie, OR 2154 Attending coworker's daughter's funeral (4/10/2015 6:39:24 PM): The daughter of a co-worker I really don't talk too much to except for occasional small talk died this week. My first inclination was to attend the funeral tomorrow to show support, but I've decided not to go because I didn't even know her daughter was chronically ill. Sometimes I want to show support in situations that perhaps it's not really warranted because I don't know the person at all. I gave money for the flower arrangement but feel sort of proud of myself for evaluating the situation first before jumping in emotionally when it may not be real appropriate. Did this make sense? It did to me. : ), Mindy, MD 2155 Changing doctors (4/10/2015 6:42:39 PM): I'm very proud of myself today because after 2.5 years of being in Maryland, I finally changed my family practice doctor. This was an emotional undertaking because I'm not very good with change not to mention not knowing how the routine goes at the practice. I selected a young doctor who turned out to be great. Maybe it's just me, but I have a hard time changing business relationships in my life. I get used to one group or person and feel like no one can do as good of a job, but usually it's the opposite. The last thing is the dentist..., Mindy, MD 2160 Walter/We now know what we are facing (4/10/2015 7:25:03 PM): We now know the grim truth.We talked to dr.this AM on phone that we saw on Weds.that we saw at Roswell.Blood tests show that my DH has pancreatic cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes in abdomen.They will be doing a biopsy next Thurs.to find out the type of cancer so the right coarse of chemo can be started.However my son is an RN with Hospice & was nice enough to inform me this type of cancer is usually incurable.Please,Please,Please all you that believe in prayer(I strongly do)lift him up to our kind Lord that we can beat this stuff.Walter is my whole life & I will be completely devastated if anything happens to him.I would rather it happened to me.Again Thank you for all your previous prayers & please keep them coming.I will give you updates as I am able & time allows., Cathy S.NY 2162 Appliance Girl (4/10/2015 7:39:15 PM): We have a new (but 2013) model Frigidaire side by side refrigerator. On the left inside wall between the drawer/bins is a tube that I believe cool air blows out of and cold enough to cause fresh vegetables to freeze in the drawer. The digital temperature display shows 39* for refrig & 0* for freezer. Both refrig & freezer are full and nothing blocks the 'spaces' in the back of the shelves etc...my Dad always made us aware of "air flow". Will it do harm to put a cotton ball in the tube to block that cold air flow? Thanks in advance, Pat 2167 Dinner Tonight (4/10/2015 7:54:36 PM): Hi -- We just finished dinner, and we really enjoyed fresh salmon from Safeway -- especially since it's on sale this week for $6.99 per pound! I cooked bow-tie pasta to go with it, and made a green salad with pears. French bread, too, and maybe ice cream later. The leftover salmon will be combined with the leftover pasta for a salmon salad lunch tomorrow., Alice Dodge, OR 2175 New York City! (4/10/2015 9:18:14 PM): I have to say to all New Yorkers--you have the most incredible city! I had a most magical week there, and was particularly astounded by the Metropolitan Museum. It is stupendous. My niece commented that I saw more in my first day than most visitors see in a week. The Waldorf Astoria was exquisite, and a good value at the AAA price. I highly recommend every American see New York City, for its unparalleled Broadway shows, entertainment, dining, and famous sites., Grace Basham, CA 2191 printing (4/11/2015 7:28:11 AM): I dont know why but now Adobe is the program doing my printing It used to be that I would click print for the document and it would just print. Now I have to save to document, call up the document and then print it. Such a pain! Anyone know what I did and how to go back, confused 2194 Ms. Dorothy (4/11/2015 8:30:29 AM): We haven't heard from Ms. Dorothy Heiland in a while. Let us hear from you please., Susan, LA 2198 How to block ebay buyer? (4/11/2015 9:27:09 AM): I've searched and can't find out how to block someone. I got emails from a very difficult buyer about an item I had listed. I ended up ending the auction because he basically told me he was going to bid on it, then ask for a refund and give me bad feedback. So....I'd like to block him from being able to bid on anything I ever list! Thanks for any help!, Lisa, OH 2199 Pabst Craft Beer (4/11/2015 10:14:59 AM): I found a rebate on the Pabst box,and on the rebate says purchase 1 Craft Beer and 1 12 pack of Pabst. I couldn't find any craft beer. Can someone please let me know what it is? Thanks for any help., Need to know. 2209 Part-time money making opportunity (4/11/2015 12:23:58 PM): A company that I've done some contract work for in the past is looking for someone with the following experience and is apparently having a hard time finding anyone. It'd only be a part-time, time-limited thing, but a good way to make some extra money if you qualify. Let me know if you want the contact info- here's the description (email angboy at yahoo dot com): content writers with at least five years' experience teaching K-8 hearing impaired students in a classroom setting. Familiarity with Deaf and Hard of Hearing test framework is preferred, as is an advanced degree in special education for the primary grades. Involvement in this project will include the writing of assessment items for the practice test will be made available to candidates seeking a Deaf and Hard of Hearing teaching license. , Angela, NV 2213 Mom saga (4/11/2015 1:11:10 PM): I heard the caregivers got mom to eat part of her dinner on Thursday (before being given any pain meds, but after the GI doctor scared her - Sis could see her face when he was talking to her; I couldn't since I had to sit behind her). We will going to see her this afternoon. Sis and I started going through the boxes of paperwork that I grabbed from mom's house. I am shocked by the random stuff she kept (but at the same time we can't find some critical paperwork...). I did get her to sign her tax forms so they were mailed yesterday. Now I need to review and mail ours. One day at a time..., Heather, NV 2229 New York (4/11/2015 4:02:44 PM): New York is the most wonderful city. My son worked on Wall Street and lived on 69th and Third. Was able to tour every where I love the city, katie 2232 Dinner..... (4/11/2015 5:01:37 PM): Chicken skewers with chunks of chicken wrapped in bacon, onion, and fresh pineapple chunks. These are so yummy! Cranberry pecan rice, fresh homemade rolls, salad with spinach and strawberries. This is one of our favorite meals. We will have leftovers for tomorrow, which is good. We have church on Sunday AM and I go to choir practice at 4:30 PM, so no time to cook. , Nancy, LA 2237 High cholesterol diet (4/11/2015 6:19:22 PM): What are good foods to eat with high cholesterol? Bad foods?, Need to know 2247 Birthday gift (4/11/2015 10:27:41 PM): A longtime friend, mom is having her 100th birthday soon. I made her a card but want to make her a little gift too. She is very alert and would enjoy it. HELP, Karen, pa 2249 New York/Radio City (4/11/2015 11:21:56 PM): Jane, CA, yes. We had orchestra seats for the Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular. Wonderful show!, Grace Basham, CA 2257 PUZZLE (4/12/2015 7:16:17 AM): Last week's challenge: Name something that might be worn on the foot. Change one letter in it without changing the order of the other letters. The result will name something one might wear on the upper part of the body. What is it? Here's a hint: The thing on the upper part of the body is a two-word phrase. Bootie, bow tie. Next week's challenge: Think of a job, in 8 letters, that names someone who might work with actors. Change one letter in this to the following letter of the alphabet to name another person who works with actors. What jobs are these? I DON'T THINK WE HAD ANYBODY GET LAST WEEK'S PUZZLE. HOPE THIS ONE IS EASIER., MAC--WI 2266 Dinner (4/12/2015 3:02:55 PM): What is hamburger meat running in your area? Seems like it has jumped in the past few months. Most places it's about $4.49 to 4.99 per lb here. I'm making meatloaf tonight but won't make many hamburgers in the future at that cost., Susan, SC 2267 Tornado in Illinois (4/12/2015 3:08:57 PM): My step daughter lives in Rockford, about 30 miles from Rochelle where a cat 4 tornado went through on the 9th. Her mother in law's home was 70% destroyed. This is my son in law's mom who never wants to come and visit them even though they are 30 minutes away. They gripe every time they have to come over for a birthday, and they never stay more than 15 minutes. They never even showed up to the service for their grandchild back in Feb, we drove from Ohio to there for it. BUT, my step daughter and several of her neighbors drove over there to help with the clean up. If only the mother would learn to be selfless., CB OH 2270 Swagbucks Code (4/12/2015 3:39:45 PM): RedRopes Until 3pm PDT/6pm EDT to earn 2 SB., Melody, WA 2278 Family reunion (4/12/2015 6:29:31 PM): does anyone know of somewhere in Missouri (Not Branson) somewhere between Texas and Iowa we can have a family reunion that can hold between 40-100 people that has fun for all ages. Sleeping quarters and serves food. A state park a recreational area a camp for next summer 2016 I dont know where to start- Bethany, Mo has been where we have been going. NEED IDEAS from those who live in that area, kathy-Ia 2279 Tired! (4/12/2015 6:54:02 PM): Happy that I get to "sleep in" tomorrow after 4 weeks of 5:30 am boot camp! I'm also celebrating 28 days in a row of 10,000 steps, which is much harder to do than I thought! I can't say I've noticed much improvement in my weight or measurements.....Hopefully I'll be motivated to eat better once I get more sleep! I start a new type of workout tomorrow...., Lisa, OH 2283 Invitiation ideas needed for graduation/parties (4/12/2015 7:39:22 PM): Fairly long post. We have an unusual set of circumstances and I'm not sure what to do. I'm hoping someone has ideas for me. I have twins that will be graduation from a community college in 5 weeks with an associate degree that they obtained while still in high school. Their homeschool high school graduation will be 2 weeks later. The graduation from the comm. college will be held the same weekend of their dance recital, so we cannot have a party / reception for them then. The high school graduation will be held with a reception right after a church Mass. The graduates will be recognized during Mass, but there will not be a ceremony. We will be having a graduation party a couple of weeks after the high school graduation at my parents' house a couple of hours away from where we live now but where a lot of family & friends still live. HOW do I make the invitations for a comm. college graduation, a homeschool high school graduation at a church followed by a reception, a party 2 - 3 weeks later not at my home and possibly a reception at / near my home? The reception after church will be more cake & finger foods. I'm considering having a meal/party at my home after that, having the people go from the church to our house. I know it's not proper to say no gifts, but I just want family & friends to help us celebrate their accomplishments. We aren't looking for gifts. Any thoughts? Ideas? , Susan near Houston 2286 Peanut Butter (4/12/2015 8:17:07 PM): I have several jars of peanut butter with a best buy date of May 9, 2015. How long past the date is it still okay to eat? , Janis, OH 2292 Mom Saga (4/13/2015 12:05:51 AM): Mom has a CT scan with contrast (they are going to try the clear, sweet liquid) at 1PM Pacific Time on Monday. Mom was very weak today (couldn't walk from her chair to bed). She wouldn't drink anything other than hot green tea (and will not eat anything since the taste is weird to her). After an hour we finally got her to take her pain medicine (the caregiver couldn't get her to take it) even though you could tell she was in extreme pain. I finally emailed Dbrother and suggested he come see Mom as soon as he can (we found out afterwards that he had emergency hernia surgery a few weeks ago). One day at a time...., Heather, NV 2303 Another Police Shooting (4/13/2015 8:12:39 AM): A retired police officer who was volunteering in Tulsa was a part of a sting operation catching people selling guns shot a man who was running from the sting. He was asked to stop. As they subdued the man; the officer accidentally shot him with his gun instead of the taser. I don't think he intended to use the gun. I am not taking up for officers who fire; but let's think about it. If the victims didn't commit a crime in the first place, run in the second place; they wouldn't be dead in the third place. JMHO., Janice/Ok 2307 Tooth (4/13/2015 9:39:55 AM): One more thing to check off my list. I got the tooth extracted this morning (dental insurance runs out in 5 days). so far so good but then I am still numb, JudyB LA 2308 MY Points Umbrella (4/13/2015 9:41:45 AM): Anybody find the umbrella yet this morning? I saw the clue on Fb but I couldn't figure it out., June/AL 2310 MyPoints Umbrella (4/13/2015 10:05:17 AM): 01311 mypoints umbrella (4/13/2015 9:30:25 AM): Just found it at Beachbody YEA...5pts for me!! good luck Thanks Michelle M from Centsible., Melody, WA 2320 MO Family Reunion Sites (4/13/2015 11:42:57 AM): http://tinyurl.com/oqpfsl3 http://tinyurl.com/pqd8dj6 http://tinyurl.com/oj66vpv There are big pushes for having a reunion in Branson....but I know you didn't want that location! I tried to find places with lots of lodging because you didn't say if some would be in campers or tent camping but some of these places do have campgrounds also. Have a great time!!, Google Researcher 2321 Diabetic Type 2 (4/13/2015 12:32:28 PM): I need help with meal ideas, breakfast lunch, dinner. I can no longer eat a lot of carbs, never realized how many things I ate have carbs!!! No fruit, I just started on Lantus, and my head is killing me, headaches are a side affect very discouraged! I need to lose about 60 lbs and Lantus makes you hungry and gain weight! If anyone has experience using this insulin or diabetic, help! Thank you!!, Becky IN 2322 Shoebox Shopper Alert. (4/13/2015 12:39:33 PM): Don't forget to check your Walgreen's for After-Easter bargains. This a.m. I found items at 70% off and got pin ball games and paddle balls for .29. Lots of places have their Easter candy marked down at least 50% or more. Just remember no chocolates, melts too easily., Sharon in Rainy MI 2323 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/13/2015 12:55:27 PM): DoveWinter Worth 12 points until 11 PM EDT. Thanks Barb., Melody, WA 2324 FOY Code (4/13/2015 1:10:03 PM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code 6t8gyd3fo worth 33 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more., Vicki, Va. 2327 how to cook chicken = tender (4/13/2015 2:16:17 PM): I have Google & recipe searched "too" much! I have to cook at least 5 to 7 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts. Any suggestions? Steaming? Pressure cooker? I don't have a George Foreman. I don't want BBQ sauce nor gravy. Just getting tired of not getting results that many restaurants serve., Pat, almost traveling 2331 hi everyone! (4/13/2015 3:25:56 PM): I've felt like I was in the dark ages for the past two weeks. We had no internet or television until today and the USPS still hasn't got our mail forwarded. You'd think in those two weeks my new house would be all unpacked and pretty. Ha ha ha ha. Moving is exhausting! Plus we've had to get our old house cleaned up, so some days have been spent back and forth. Moving seems to always involve needing new stuff too - from furniture to curtains to organizing things, etc. We LOVE our new house though, it's awesome. I still have a "formal" living room to find furniture for. Not sure how I want to decorate it yet. I have a 39 gallon fish tank and we did lose 3 fish. I didn't realize the chemicals were so far off due to the water at the new house. Our two dogs are certainly adjusting. They were confused at first, but I think they are settled now. I do have a funny story about one dog. She can't go upstairs (she's 13 and overweight) and since we have a ranch with a bonus, we decided she would now sleep in my room, not upstairs with my daughter. At the old house we carried her upstairs to the bedrooms. Well this dog has always loved to sleep on the hardwoods under my bed. We put her dog bed in my room but she wouldn't settle at night. She'd walk under my bed, get up and go to her bed, and just be back and forth. I got the smart idea to kick her dog bed under my bed. Lo and behold she is sooo happy now. She just crawls into her dog bed under my bed each night and is very content. It's so silly but she sure is happy!, Dianne in GA 2336 Jodi Aries (4/13/2015 4:03:40 PM): Well, she got life in prison. The Judge said she has never had a case so terrible as this one. Jodi was brutal in the way she killed her boy friend. And blamed it on intruders. His body was never found till 5 days later in the shower., Justice was served/ 2342 Shooting Questions (4/13/2015 6:46:50 PM): I just heard bits and pieces of this story where the police officer shot the black man by accident. He thought he was using a taser and it was a gun. This guy was a volunteer police officer and 73 yeas old. Since when do we give volunteers guns to use?? Is this a state policy as I'm pretty sure we don't do that around here??, Susan, SC 2343 Bengazi Question (4/13/2015 6:48:30 PM): Not a political question. Just wanted to know if everything had been settled with the whole Bengazi fiasco involving Hilary Clinton. I hadn't heard any more about it., Susan, SC 2352 Mom & Hospice (4/13/2015 8:42:39 PM): Doctor and I made the decision to request Hospice for my mom this morning (there was no way she could do the CT scan with contrast). They will come evaluate her on Wednesday morning. This was a hard decision, but I know it is best. , Heather, NV 2360 Law Enforcement question (4/14/2015 4:29:16 AM): I'm following all of these incidents involving police officers and shootings, etc. My question is this: If our legal/court system in America is based on one's being considered innocent until proven guilty, then when does that start? Does it start only after an arrest has been made and a person is actually part of the legal/court system? Does it start at the front lines, with the police interacting with the public? I'm not trying to pass judgement on any of these individual cases, but rather to figure out from a LEGAL standpoint, where do our citizens' rights begin? , Nancy B, MI 2366 MyPoints Umbrella (4/14/2015 8:33:06 AM): Guess http://tinyurl.com/k8gx4ak Thanks Susan., Melody, WA 2368 Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail (4/14/2015 9:18:02 AM): My son is interested in visiting this area with friends...specifically the Turkey Foot Trail, London Ranger District, Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky. If you have been there, could you provide any input as far as safety, how often this is travelled, if it's worth the trip, the scenery, things worth seeing or not seeing, etc. Anything! I have read many good things about it but looking for anyone's personal experience. Thanks in advance!, Traveler, MI 2373 Jane/Ca (4/14/2015 9:26:30 AM): Why can't I be on one of your juries?, Janice/Ok 2374 Swagbucks Code (4/14/2015 10:03:48 AM): WeWantAnswers Worth 4 SB until 10 AM PDT. Thanks Barb., Melody, WA 2376 Flu/cold/congestion (4/14/2015 11:15:32 AM): Has anyone had a relapse of this stuff? I was back at the doctors office on Thursday and was given another antibiotic. I'm worse today and have a call in to the doctor to try to get an appointment. I know that I'm run down because I'm trying to keep up with everything and that may be making me susceptible. We've been running so much to the log house trying to get things out of there and I gotta tell you- I'm just worn out. I just don't seem to have the stamina that I've had in the past. I actually fell asleep on the way back to the farm Saturday. This is something that I absolutely don't do when hubby is driving- you know, I have to help him and make sure he's using his signal-watching the other lanes and that kind of thing...lol.. But I fell asleep sitting up. I got home, walked straight to the bathroom, took a shower and got in bed. It was 6:30 pm lol I slept until 7am Sunday morning. This is some nasty stuff., Sharon B., VA 2382 Posting # 12363 (4/14/2015 12:00:23 PM): http://tinyurl.com/lzovs8w http://tinyurl.com/c6uctas http://tinyurl.com/af6z57e, Google Researcher 2388 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/14/2015 1:54:47 PM): ChanceToWin Worth 17 points until 11 PM EDT. Thanks Barb., Melody, WA 2391 Fountain of Youth Code (4/14/2015 2:11:06 PM): w5cvoaljz to be used by 4 people., Penny in MO 2395 TP price (4/14/2015 3:15:36 PM): There are a few things I am brand loyal with. TP is one of those things. I always buy Scotts. Today I had to run to the local grocery and they had a 12 roll package of TP for $6.99 and next to it a 15 roll pack for $12.99. The $12.99 would be $.87 per roll and I bought the 12 rolls for $.58 each. I wonder how many people picked up the 15 rolls thinking they were getting a good deal....I know it wasn't meant for the 20 rolls because it had written in red on the sticker "$.87 a roll".... I don't shop there all the time because their prices are so high on so many things...you really have to know prices before shopping there...., Karen (NJ) 2407 Serious Situation (4/14/2015 4:53:14 PM): Your prayers are desperately needed for a family member. Prayers needed for the situation to work out for person involved. Thank you in advance. , Janet/GA 2409 Phone app (4/14/2015 5:01:49 PM): Now that I have a smartphone, I want the app that will enable me to scan a UPC and find out if any store has a better price. Does anyone have this and if so, please direct me to find it. Thanks., Flo in GA 2418 Buying a car (4/14/2015 6:32:25 PM): Today my hubby and I went to look at new cars. We found one and told the salesman what we could pay and he came back with numbers but they were higher than what we wanted to pay. After not being able to make a deal he said he wanted his manager to talk to us. The manager thanked us for coming and asked what he could do to get us to buy the car today and I said lower your price. He said he couldn't do that and I said we can't afford the price the salesman gave us. I said you have our phone number and can call if you can come down a little bit. We started to walk out and the manager yells "Come back when you can spend more money." We continued to leave but I wish I had gone up to him and asked him to repeat what he said and then let him know how that was uncalled for and not a nice thing to say. I was shocked at what he said and hubby was mad and says he is going to call the owner tomorrow and let him know how unprofessional his manager was when he said that. Opinions? , Lost a customer 2420 Recall Notice (4/14/2015 6:50:32 PM): San Pedro Manufacturing recalls renovated mattresses and foundations due to fire hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/San-Pedro-Manufacturing-Recalls-Renovated-Mattresses-and-Foundations/, Google Researcher 2433 Toilet Paper Deals (4/14/2015 7:37:55 PM): Several years ago a member figured out an easy way to decide if you were getting a great deal on tp. First, she decided that the best price was 1¢ per SQUARE FOOT. You use square feet because all rolls are NOT created equal. The easiest way to figure this out is to look at the square footage of the package. I have here a 16 "double" roll package of Angel Soft. The sq. ft. is 469.3. Now to figure out the price, you move the decimal point 2 spaces to the left, so you have 4.693. If this package is priced near $4.69, it's a good deal. I paid $5 for this package, so it's pretty good. Very simple, once you get the hang of it. We always bought Cottonelle, but switched to regular Scott. It has always been 1,000 sheets per roll. I know it's thin, but once you get used to it, you just might prefer it to the softer ones. And a roll lasts us nearly a week, compared to less than 2 days for anything else. As to why I have this Angel Soft, it's part of a housewarming gift for my niece who just moved into her new house. She's not a couponer, and I told her I would get her household items she uses for her gift. She is thrilled with that idea. Hope the tp lesson helps someone., Paula T. TN 2441 Asking for good luck thoughts (4/14/2015 9:19:03 PM): DS is scheduled to take a very important exam tomorrow evening. He needs to get a 90 or higher. Please send good luck thoughts for him. , Randi, LI 2442 12405 sue (4/14/2015 9:19:04 PM): Don't have time to do that to every post if every post did that. , do you? 2447 Question (4/14/2015 9:35:04 PM): Bought a couple of Entenmann's Little Bite at a B1G1Free sale. There is a notice on the front of the pouch that they can be re-cycled. Is anyone saving them to re-cycle? Would be glad to send the ones I have to someone., Diane B, IL 2449 civil service (4/15/2015 3:13:24 AM): Asking for prayers for Devon today.She is taking her civil service test in PA this afternoon. She went yesterday and stayed in a hotel to avoid traffic jams etc that kept her from taking it last time. Thank you!, Sue P., CT 2457 children's outdoor toys (4/15/2015 7:30:21 AM): I am irritated.My grandson loves his car that has a handle on it so my daughter can hold on while he rides. The problem.. It has a lot of water inside it and no way to drain it with out drilling holes, I will drill it but the companies should have drain holes in them already .. grrr, grumpy grandma 2458 Looking for SUV (4/15/2015 7:36:00 AM): We are going to buy an SUV, used, and need some input from other SUV owners if there are any here. I can't actually buy one yet, found out either the dealerships or bank won't accept the power of attorney I have on hubby.
My question is this: Is an AWD actually as good as a 4WD in snow & ice? We already own 2 4WD trucks but have never owned an AWD. We would like to get a little better gas mileage than a 4WD offers, I've researched and it appears an AWD does better on gas.
So far the one that has caught my eye is a 2015 Kia Sorento. It only has 16,000 miles on it and they want $22,900 for it. We'll be using our car as a trade in and have already been told they will give me $2-2,500 for it.
Hubby and I both have trouble with our knees and are trying to get away from having to sit "down" in a car and getting "up" out of a car.
My hubby has my 4WD in Minnesota right now and I need it for my craft shows. Will an AWD get around just as well in the winter time in places like MN during the winter? The other 4WD is our farm truck. Any and all suggestions are welcome..thanks in advance...As always..., Marian/MO2459 Hard Boiled Eggs (4/15/2015 8:54:18 AM): Is it safe to peal these the night before needed? If so, will they stay firm?, Thanks for any help. 2461 MyPoints Umbrella (4/15/2015 9:29:54 AM): Today the umbrella is at tax extension http://tinyurl.com/ngjjshk Good luck! Thanks Kathleen from Centsible, Melody, WA 2463 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/15/2015 9:33:37 AM): PrepaidVisa Worth 13 points until 04/15/2015 at 11:00 PM EST., Melody, WA 2465 No shot this time (4/15/2015 9:55:16 AM): Saw on the news this morning about the man who stole a rifle and ammo and was headed down the road. A policeman tried to stop him and the man held the gun to his own head. The officer sped up and hit him and a cement road guard. The man didn't die., Janice/Ok 2474 New mattress (4/15/2015 12:53:17 PM): We are in the market for a new mattress. No sure what is best - tempurapedic or sleep number. Any thoughts? ours is way over the recommended 8 years., Patty, Nc 2481 Swagbucks Code (4/15/2015 2:24:56 PM): HappyTaxDay until 2pm PDT/5pm EDT worth 3 SB!, Melody, WA 2486 3 sister garden (4/15/2015 3:08:09 PM): anybody ever planted a 3 sisters garden I am trying see if it works . I planted corn pickles and green beans. one year I planted just corn and pickles and it did ok made good corn that year ., sally tx 2490 ? Priority Mail Guarantee ? (4/15/2015 2:39:38 PM): Isn't there some sort of Guarantee on Priority Mail ? that its supposed to be delivered in 2-3 days ?, Debra A, NC 2492 Need prayers for a friend (4/15/2015 3:51:52 PM): I just learned today that a good friend has been diagnosed with a recurrence of bone cancer. But there is a big puzzlement to me. This friend just had partial knee joint replacement surgery in mid February. It was a short time after she had had the surgery that the recurrence was found. How could she have been approved for partial joint replacement surgery when she had been previously treated for bone cancer? Isn't there a risk of the bone cancer resurfacing with any joint surgery? She's already had at least 2 chemo treatments. But those treatments have made her blood component levels drop too low. her next chemo treatment is on hold until her blood levels can be raised up to near normal levels!, Virginia Ann S VA 2494 Recall Notice (4/15/2015 4:08:15 PM): Husky vertical bike hooks recalled by Waterloo Industries due to risk of injury; sold exclusively at Home Depot: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Husky-Vertical-Bike-Hooks-Recalled-by-Waterloo-Industries/, Google Researcher 2510 Mom and Hospice (4/15/2015 5:52:44 PM): Mom will be staying at the Independent/Assisted Living facility and Hospice will come to her. The caregivers were concerned and asked Hospice to move it up. So, she was signed up with Hospice as of Tuesday evening. They got the medicine and hospital bed delivered last night (my sister has been here for a week so she was with me yesterday when we stayed there for 6 hours). We went back today and mom is in extreme pain (by her face) after about an hour. I am so glad I made this decision now. My brother called and he will be heading up with his son tomorrow. I think he finally really understands what is going on., Heather, NV 2511 brother-in-law's family (4/15/2015 5:58:01 PM): Besides everything going on with our Mom, my sister (Julie)'s husband (Pete)'s aunt died last weekend. She had been sick for a while. Pete's mom turned 92 yesterday and it was her baby sister that died so Pete's mom is having a hard time with this. Please pray for Pete and his family. Julie has to head home on Thursday so she can take care of Pete (he is having a rough time with all of this and he has health issues also)., Heather, NV 2512 Zoombucks Code (4/15/2015 5:59:20 PM): USTAXDAY2015 No expiration listed. Worth 3 points., Melody, WA 2513 Radio City, Grace or others (4/15/2015 6:02:37 PM): DH and I are going to see the show at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday afternoon. How long is the show? , Maureen S , NJ 2518 State Survey (4/15/2015 7:46:57 PM): It would be interesting to see hear people are from on this board and where they have lived. As for me: I was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Vermont, went to college near Buffalo, NY; landed back in Vermont in December of 1979 and am still here., Joanne Vt 2539 Duggar-Dillard drama (4/16/2015 5:18:50 AM): I read that Jill was in labor for 70 hours. Do you beleive that? She was 2 weeks past due, was going to have a home birth with a mid wife.Since she was 2 weeks past due she had the baby in the hospital.I have never heard of a Dr letting anyone be in labor for 70 hours before doing a C- cection. Sounds like a bunch of drama., No longer a fan 2546 Good Morning (4/16/2015 6:27:43 AM): everyone- it's a dark, dreary, and rainy BEAUTIFUL day here! Yep, I'm feeling so much better this morning! I hope everyone has a fantastic day! Life is good at the farm!, Sharon B., VA 2552 Computer Question (4/16/2015 7:36:48 AM): Please forgive if all spelling is not correct. Can someone please tell me if this is serious and how to correct it. I get these popup messages on desktop computer that read Caprogia-1/Common/System Systmenu.dll if I hit ok button or x them out they go away and I don't seem to have any problem but I want to know if it is serious and how to solve problem. , Vicki, Va. 2553 Zoombucks Code (4/16/2015 7:40:26 AM): HOLOCAUSTREMEMBRANCEDAY2015 Worth 2 points., Melody, WA 2558 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/16/2015 8:33:13 AM): Shoppers Expires: 04/16 at 11:00 PM EST, worth 15 points., Melody, WA 2566 Adina, AZ (4/16/2015 9:37:21 AM): Thank you so much- You made my day! You always think of others - You are who I want to be when I grow up :), Sharon B., VA 2568 need some time alone (4/16/2015 9:41:51 AM): My sister (Julie) is supposed to go home today (been staying at our house for over a week), but isn't dressed yet. My brother and nephew are heading up today (staying in a hotel). DH and I are so worn out. DH was really hoping for a weekend alone, but that won't happen. At least I will have a few hours to veg/take care of things for us after Julie leaves and before Steve and Scott get to town., Heather, NV 2570 Holocaust Remembrance Day (4/16/2015 10:23:54 AM): It's worth remembering and being reminded of an horrendous period of history when people were murdered for their beliefs and what was thought to be their shortcomings. This was being done by Nazi's while leaders took too long to destroy the perpetrators. I fear too many haven't learned from this and are too close to making the same mistakes. I personally remember my paternal grandparents and their 3 youngest daughters who were gassed at Auschwitz on the day I turned 3 months of age., Marion, CA 2571 MyPoints Umbrella (4/16/2015 10:34:03 AM): Today the umbrella is under Surveys Good luck! Thanks Kathleen from Centsible, Melody, WA 2581 I feel old (4/16/2015 12:47:09 PM): I was with a friend today when her college daughter called to tell her she is working on her English paper and complained she just learned she has to have 2 actual books as references. And I am starting to laugh thinking about back in the day thats all we had. She found out where the library is and has to go online and get the call numbers and then go pull the books. I remember the card catalogs. Actually some of the best books or magazine articles I ever read I found by accident when looking for something else. , JudyB LA 2589 Ideas? (4/16/2015 2:59:19 PM): Hoping someone has ideas ... I've started selling things that are shipped to me with refreezable ice packs. Today I got 8 of them. I hate to throw them all away but I can't think of any purpose other than using as the ice packs and I just don't need that many. Any ideas? TIA, Sandy B., MO 2590 Ladies- Who remembers? (4/16/2015 3:02:03 PM): who remembers http://imgur.com/izDNjjF these? Did you have a pair when you were a teenager? I have this brown pair and three pairs of the oxblood red. I had polished all of mine and put them in my hope chest too many years ago to count. I found them a few years ago and pulled them out and started wearing them again. I polish them in the fall and put them away and then pull them out in the spring/summer. I have had countless people stop me and ask me where I got the old roman sandals. I just laugh and tell them they are the originals. , Sharon B., VA 2593 Custom–fit bras (4/16/2015 2:08:44 PM): I have seen posts about trouble people have getting a good fitting bra. Got an email from Joann's about taking a class where you make your own. So if you sew, you might be interested in taking it. It is a little pricy, but could be well worth it if you got a good fit. It is on line and costs $24.99. I don't know if that is just today, but that is 50%off the regular price. It is an online Craftsy class, Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit by Beverly Johnson. She has written 2 books which have become textbooks in some fashion schools. She promises custom–fit bras that are more comfortable, supportive and flattering than anything you can buy, and that you can create personalized bras that make you look and feel better than ready–to–wear ever could! She has been teaching bra–making since 1995 and still is at her own wholesale and retail outlet, Bra–Makers Supply in Hamilton, Ontario. , Donna E, FL 2594 phone number look up (4/16/2015 3:38:33 PM): what is everyone using to look up phone numbers? Is anyone else getting calls from Marathon Florida 305 517 7286 TIA, s 2604 Shoebox confirmation? (4/16/2015 3:59:16 PM): Did anyone get an email from Operation shoebox telling you where your boxes were sent? I didn't get one from any of the 4 I sent....I have received many solicitations in the mail since I made up and sent my boxes. I'm a little frustrated that I haven't been told where my boxes went since I spent the money for the filled boxes and shipping!, Lisa, OH 2608 Selling postage stamps (4/16/2015 4:17:38 PM): I purchased a card at a store today and heard they sell individual postage stamps. However their price for a first class 49 cent stamp is 53 cents. Is it legit to do this?, Jan 2619 Off Topic (4/16/2015 5:10:43 PM): Glad to see so many familiar names on my state survey! I know I have been way too busy to do much more than scan any chat lately. Last night I was avoiding schoolwork when I decided to get "nosy". , Joanne Vt 2621 SUV's & State Survey (4/16/2015 5:34:18 PM): Thanks to all who gave their input on SUV's. I went to town again today to check them all out and keep coming back to the Kia Sorento. It gets decent gas mileage, has plenty of room for my hubby's tote and bags when he travels and seem to be very comfortable sitting for long drives. Now, if he would only COME HOME long enough for us to get this bought!!
I was born in McMinnville, OR. youngest of seven. Only have 1 brother who was born in the same state. Our dad was literally a traveling salesman and all the rest were born in different states. Family moved to CA when I was about 2 and when I was 5 we moved to MO. I've lived here in this state since then and I'm now 60...Fun topic....As always...., Marian/MO2624 Bumping Holocaust day (4/16/2015 5:56:49 PM): Last night i was lucky enough to go hear Dr. Iren Butter talk about her experiences in the concentration camp. She lives in Ann Arbor MI. She is the neatest woman. she is I think 84 or 85 but she gets around like a 20 year old. Very spunky. Her friend made a documentary about her life, which they showed, and after they both answered questions. Her passion is going to schools to speak to the children. (She is coming to the school I work at next month) here is a link to see more about her. she is just such an inspiring lady. I am so glad I got to hear her. http://tinyurl.com/m3mnbja, Doreen,MI 2628 Walter/Prayers/Biopsy (4/16/2015 6:54:44 PM): Thank you in advance for all your previous prayers for my dear honey.I truly believed they work but need to ask for continued support.Walt went for biopsy of pancreas today & believe we heard some good news.Dr.could find NO evidence of anything in his pancreas so did not even take a biopsy of that.He did do a biopsy of lymph nodes & we can find out the results of that early next week.He also found a stone IN his bile duct that needs to be removed.He said the reason blood work came back showing pancreatic cancer could still mean he has a cancer somewhere else(liver,spleen,gallbladder)but those are more treatable & more curable(or at least put into remission)We have 3 appts.the week of April 27.One for another CT scan & 2 surgeons.Still don't know if he will need chemo at this poit but your prayers did help & I do believe in miracles.Please cotyinue to pray for us that we will get through this & beat it., Cathy S.NY 2638 Recall Notices (4/16/2015 7:55:59 PM): Homelite recalls electric blower vacuums due to fire and burn hazards: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Homelite-Recalls-Electric-Blower-Vacuums/
OWT Industries recalls electric blower vacuums due to fire and burn hazards; sold exclusively at Walmart: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/OWT-Industries-Recalls-Electric-Blower-Vacuums/
Goochie Goo Garbs recalls children’s sensory grab garb blankets due to laceration hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Goochie-Goo-Garbs-Recalls-Childrens-Sensory-Grab-Garb-Blankets/
Civia Cycles recalls Hyland Bicycles, aluminum civia fenders due to crash hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Civia-Cycles-Recalls-Hyland-Bicycles-Aluminum-Civia-Fenders/
Gena Accessories recalls women’s scarves due to burn hazard; violation of Federal flammability standard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Gena-Accessories-Recalls-Womens-Scarves/, Google Researcher 2645 Sewing Question (4/16/2015 9:23:54 PM): Ok sewing experts I need help. I have been sewing on linen & very good material for newbie like myself. However now I am sewing on more cotton blend type of material. The problem I have is when I try to sew my casing for elastic is my material puckers up or actually makes these big waves & comes out uneven. My casing goes from 1.5 inches to 1 inch & even down to1/2 inch wide. Should I sew in some little puckers before sewing the casing. Any help for sewing dummy is appreciated., Vicki, Va 2647 Adina (4/16/2015 9:56:10 PM): Thank you for the birthday card. It was especially funny because my dad's name is Murray (like the cat on the cat). :-), Shanna, CA 2648 People Magazine (4/16/2015 10:13:11 PM): I was reading the April 20 issue (Garth Brooks on cover) and read in their suggested books about a new book on grammar -- something about You and Me or You and I in the title. I was at the dentist while reading this and did not write the title or author down. Would love to purchase this as a gift for someone who writes professionally. Hope someone can help me., Sue S., MN 2651 Belated 'Thank You' - graduation invitations (4/17/2015 1:35:50 AM): Thank you to those of you that responded to my request about invitations for my twins' double graduations. I've been working 10 hour days (normally only a part time job) and have not been able to keep up., Susan near Houston 2654 Food stamps (4/17/2015 6:27:01 AM): Okay I'm a little confused and I'm hoping someone out there will let me know the difference. I was watching the Gweneth Paltrow $29.00 foodstamp challenge. Where is it that you only get $29.00 in the country? My niece who has for children receives help and this is in Illinois but she gets $400 a month. On this news article they're saying it doesn't matter how many people are in the family it's $29.00 a week. I couldn't even live on that myself. Actually I could but I'd be eating peanut butter and jelly and tuna probably every day. Which wouldn't be a bad thing!, CB OH 2660 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/17/2015 8:14:21 AM): FamilyCar Until 04/17/2015 at 11:00 PM EST. Worth 13 points., Melody, WA 2667 PUZZLE (4/17/2015 9:21:24 AM): Did anyone come up with an answer for the puzzle from last Sunday? I've been thinking about it all week and finally came up with promoter and prompter. Anybody else have an idea?, MAC--WI 2668 MyPoints Umbrella (4/17/2015 9:25:39 AM): This was a tough one today! The umbrella is at http://tinyurl.com/lvxbvwg Proactiv+ Good luck! Thanks Kathleen from Centsible., Melody, WA 2669 only my family? (4/17/2015 9:55:39 AM): I realized talking to DH this morning that I love my sister (and brother), but I don't like them. I am so glad Dsis came to see mom, but she drove me nuts. Everything I did (or said) that isn't exactly the way she does it is wrong (and she told me). She also said that she is always right (even when she is talking to her DH, etc so I now know it is not just me that she always corrects). I guess it is not just because she is 15 years older than me. Anyone else feel this way?, Heather, NV 2676 American Idol (4/17/2015 12:16:40 PM): I am a little disappointed in the AI format this year. I like the mentors, but I don't like that the contestants aren't performing as a group each week and are not doing group Ford commercials as in the past. I am glad that Qaism (?) went home last week. I am terrible with names but I loved the guy who sang Moon River this week. Joey is ok, but I am ready for her to leave. I loved Rayvon's music and I think he will be the winner or close to the end. I miss Bob's opinion on this show., Janice/Ok 2677 Young and Restless` (4/17/2015 12:18:09 PM): What is your take on Jack (Yack)? Are their took Jacks? The real one and an imposter that Victor has hired? I am ready for Billy to go back to Victoria and Adam with Chelsea., Janice/Ok 2678 Prayers please (4/17/2015 12:29:08 PM): For a special intention. I can't elaborate, because I don't want to violate someone's privacy. But prayers are always welcomed. It is not for me but someone dear. Please no mention on Facebook. Thanks. , Sue P, CT 2684 A bit lost - trading (4/17/2015 1:04:17 PM): There was at one time a link on this site for trading of cashoffs etc. I cannot find it. Is there still a link. When I click on the trading board - it comes up that the page is no longer available. I have these Zonnic coupons I would like to trade. I can't help but think that someone wants these Zonnic gum cashoffs... One is totally free coupon the others are cash off. I want to trade for coke points maybe. But I can't find a link to a trading board. and no I don't want to go into the Traders Join - where you get updates etc. I want the page where it was a board and you could post what items you had and willing to trade. I can't get it on the computer... , Patti/IN 2699 Persil (4/17/2015 3:48:11 PM): Anyone tried it yet? What did you think and how much is it?, JudyB LA 2703 Food Stamps....... (4/17/2015 4:22:35 PM): The amount a single person, couple, or family receives is based on the number in the household, their income, and their expenses (rent or house note, utilities, and qualified medical expenses). , Nancy, LA 2705 Mom saga (4/17/2015 4:43:18 PM): My brother and nephew made it up and went to see Mom last night. We met with the Hospice Social Worker this morning and spent some time with Mom. Brother, nephew and me then went out for a long lunch (and we will meet DH for dinner). We had a good time and even some laughs. Brother realizes (per what he says) everything I have been going through and will continue to go through. He actually said he isn't concerned about the money (nice to hear and I hope it stays that way) and he hopes I am being paid for all the work I do (no, I have reimbursed myself for some of the gas and things I have bought, but nothing else). , Heather, NV 2711 First Yard Sale (4/17/2015 6:23:58 PM): Doing my first yard sale of the year. This one is a space I rented at a nearby church. They charge $10 for a parking space. This year they rented 64 of their 70 spots. so will be a big turn out. I hope to make really decent money with stockpile items., Susan, SC 2712 Food Stamps (4/17/2015 6:32:14 PM): I think part of the problem with food stamps and other government programs is the amount of fraud. Even the free lunch program at schools is full of fraud. I know they check income at the beginning of the year. But if you get a job during the year, I'm pretty sure they don't check again. I think if we could stop some of the fraud, we could better fund the program overall., Susan, SC 2716 Research help needed (4/17/2015 7:57:53 PM): Hi - can someone please help me? I'm trying to research a woven basket I have - it's a "stair-step" kind. There's no label, but on the bottom there's a mark - a capital B inside a circle. And it looks like it's branded (burned) into the cane, not a sticker. I've searched and tried to Google image, and I'm coming up empty handed. Just trying to figure out if this basket has any value - thanks, Nancy B, MI 2720 My mom (4/17/2015 11:50:25 PM): My mom died tonight. I am so glad she is out of pain and all of the kids got to see her. Thank you for all the kind comments and prayers. I have definitely felt them. I guess I call the lawyer next week and find out what I need to do next., Heather, NV 2727 Info on travelex card (4/18/2015 7:02:13 AM): My son will be traveling to London in May. We are looking into a travelex card, I am trying to find out if this card can be used at restaurants. All the reviews I have read just talk about withdrawing money from ATM's. Many thanks for any help , Betsy,Ga 2738 Graduation innvitations/announcments (4/18/2015 8:07:29 AM): Are full names typically put on them or just the 1st & last names?, Susan near Houston 2749 State Survey (4/18/2015 8:56:40 AM): I haven't been on in awhile and I'm trying to catch up...life got in the way! But thought some may enjoy: I was born in Buffalo NY. In 1969, I joined the US Navy; bootcamp in Bainbridge, MD. Hospital Corps school in Great Lakes, IL. Requested MA, RI and CT and was assigned San Diego CA (not even the same ocean). In 1972, returned to Buffalo (I still call it home) and in 1973 married and moved to El Paso TX until 1977 graduated with BS and divorced and moved back to Buffalo NY. Married 1979 and stayed in Buffalo NY until DH had a job transfer to Defiance OH in 1992. In October 2002: our son graduated HS and we sold our home and started full-timing in our RV. The past 4 winters we have spent in Phoenix (Apache Junction AZ). We left there this past Thursday and are currently visiting my BIL in Mesquite NV. We will be heading (weather dependent for itinerary) to southern IL, Indy, Decatur IN, Toledo OH, Buffalo NY, Essex Junction VT, Buffalo, Madison WI, Toledo, and by October return to Phoenix. Over 7000 miles! I should count up the number of States we have visited the past 12+ years since this lifestyle journey started.... , Pat, Traveling the USA 2750 State Survey (4/18/2015 8:57:04 AM): I haven't been on in awhile and I'm trying to catch up...life got in the way! But thought some may enjoy: I was born in Buffalo NY. In 1969, I joined the US Navy; bootcamp in Bainbridge, MD. Hospital Corps school in Great Lakes, IL. Requested MA, RI and CT and was assigned San Diego CA (not even the same ocean). In 1972, returned to Buffalo (I still call it home) and in 1973 married and moved to El Paso TX until 1977 graduated with BS and divorced and moved back to Buffalo NY. Married 1979 and stayed in Buffalo NY until DH had a job transfer to Defiance OH in 1992. In October 2002: our son graduated HS and we sold our home and started full-timing in our RV. The past 4 winters we have spent in Phoenix (Apache Junction AZ). We left there this past Thursday and are currently visiting my BIL in Mesquite NV. We will be heading (weather dependent for itinerary) to southern IL, Indy, Decatur IN, Toledo OH, Buffalo NY, Essex Junction VT, Buffalo, Madison WI, Toledo, and by October return to Phoenix. Over 7000 miles! I should count up the number of States we have visited the past 12+ years since this lifestyle journey started.... , Pat, Traveling the USA 2756 Sharon B and Adina (4/18/2015 10:21:49 AM): I want to apply for y'alls head cheerleader job. I admire both of y'all more than I can say. You are both very special people and so glad God put you both in place in my life when I needed special people most. Sharon B and Adina, you make the world a better place., Lila 2765 Swagbucks Code (4/18/2015 12:22:51 PM): YummyCracker Good until Noon PDT? Worth 2 SB., Melody, WA 2767 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/18/2015 12:27:31 PM): Career Worth 15 points, until 11 PM EDT. Thanks Barb., Melody, WA 2773 AAA Invitation (4/18/2015 2:32:40 PM): For a few years now, I've been getting repeated invitations in the mail to join the local AAA organization that headquartered in the Hampton Roads area. Due to multiple health problems, I gave up my valid driver's license a few years ago. I actually hadn't driven a car in eons of years. When I lived in Pittsburgh, I just kept my license up over the years. I'd initially gotten it in 1960! I feel that AAA wastes its precious promotional dollars sending me repeated invites to join them. Don't you have to have a valid driver's license besides owning a vehicle to belong to AAA? I am still co-owner of the car my late Mom drove(my brother is the other co-owner). But I'm not interested in belonging to AAA. I just got the latest invitation in the mail today & cut it up as I always do! How can I stop the area AAA organization from sending me repeated invites to join them? I'm tired of cutting up their mailings!, Virginia Ann S VA 2790 like I need this (4/18/2015 5:56:57 PM): With everything else going on. we have been putting out food for 2 tomcats (boy was I happy both males) Daughter spotted a 3rd cat that looked like one of them. They are fed outside my bedroom window on the covered patio. this morning I woke to the sound of mewing, soft young mewing and I knew what that meant. Im sure long time RMC people rmemeber my tales of all the kittens after Katrina. Its probably been 4 - 5 years since the last litter of kittens and I am not starting over. I havent seen them but my daughter has seen 3 and by her description I am guessing 4 months I am wondering if she had them somewhere else and moved them to my yard. I wish she would move them again!, j 2791 like I need this (4/18/2015 5:57:11 PM): With everything else going on. we have been putting out food for 2 tomcats (boy was I happy both males) Daughter spotted a 3rd cat that looked like one of them. They are fed outside my bedroom window on the covered patio. this morning I woke to the sound of mewing, soft young mewing and I knew what that meant. Im sure long time RMC people rmemeber my tales of all the kittens after Katrina. Its probably been 4 - 5 years since the last litter of kittens and I am not starting over. I havent seen them but my daughter has seen 3 and by her description I am guessing 4 months I am wondering if she had them somewhere else and moved them to my yard. I wish she would move them again!, JudyB LA 2796 Tidbits (4/18/2015 6:29:33 PM): Been little busy but just wanted to let chat friends know that I read your posts & I do pray for all requests. Theresa the basting worked great for my casing & Pat I also put in new needle so that I'm sure helped a bunch too. Sure is good to have you back & I hope life will be good for you & be able to chat with your chat friends for a long time. I haven't even stated to tackle my computer problem yet that is for next week. Oh I am so ready for my Fla. vacation in May and I going on week or 2 of light housecleaning because I'm sick of housecleaning and want to work on couple of projects and just because I Can !!, Vicki, Va. 2811 Sonic Restaurants (4/19/2015 5:34:52 AM): Are Sonic's drive-in only or is there an eat-in option?, Sue S., MN 2812 Filling out Doctor Forms (4/19/2015 6:30:23 AM): I have a dumb question to ask. I'm going to be seeing a different Neurologist for my Parkinson's in early May. I have been sent forms to fill out for the Doctor's files on me. Is it okay to fill those forms out in pencil? Or do I need to use a ball point pen?These are forms for insurance, etc. My PCP's office will be faxing lots of other papers & X-rays to this Neurologist I have to bring these papers with me at my visit., Virginia Ann S VA 2817 PUZZLE (4/19/2015 7:19:33 AM): Last week's challenge: Think of a job, in eight letters, that names someone who might work with actors. Change one letter in this to the following letter of the alphabet to name another person who works with actors. What jobs are these? Answer: Promoter, prompter . Next week's challenge: Take the first names of two politicians in the news. Switch the first letters of their names and read the result backward to name something that each of these politicians is not. Sorry a political one and I know it is not the right day for that., MAC--WI 2818 Listen My Children (4/19/2015 7:20:08 AM): Today is Patriots Day in Massachusetts -"Listen my children and you shall hear of the Midnight ride of Paul Revere," This is the anniversary of the day that the American Revolution began. "The shot heard 'round the world...." It's a holiday here - Lots of celebrations - cook-outs, a re-enactment of the battles at Concord and Lexington and of course the biggest celebration - the Boston Marathon is always held on this day. It has been run every Patriots' Day since April 19, 1897 . , Beth, MA 2836 RC Trading (4/19/2015 10:43:08 AM): Is RC Trading still down? Haven't been able to log in for a couple of days., June/AL 2843 Kellogg (4/19/2015 1:20:22 PM): Just double checking with (anyone) who might know. As to this Kellogg web site....we can order more than one gift card. I have close to 15,000 points. A single five dollar Starbucks ecard is 7,000 ...which double would be 14,000 points. A single ten dollar Old Navy ecard is 15,000 points. I would rather have the TWO Starbucks for a total of 14,000 points. I can use them as gifts. Has anyone ordered more than one ecard from this Kellogg Rewards Program.... , Charlotte/IN 2847 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/19/2015 2:12:09 PM): Sweepstakes Worth 14 points until 11 PM EDT., Melody, WA 2853 Heather's mom, my church (4/19/2015 3:59:19 PM): I thought about Heather's mom this morning during church. One of our member's mom has been hospitalized for about 10 days. Very tiny build to this lady, in her late 80s. Her sodium and other levels are out of whack. She was telling us that her mom will only eat about 5 bites of food and then complains that her stomach hurts. I thought about Heather's mom and I hope my face did not reflect what I was thinking., Susan, LA 2860 Had a good day (4/19/2015 8:51:02 PM): Taking it one day at a time. Went to church and then we took Pepper (the Golden Retriever) swimming. I guess I need to start making phone calls tomorrow., Heather, NV 2863 cat spray on rug (4/20/2015 1:46:24 AM): How do you get that tom cat spray smell out of the rug had it sitting outside to dry from the big flood rains we had in Texas with high winds took my wooded fence out now a stray cat decided to mess up my rug what elso going to happen., sally tx 2864 Ugh (4/20/2015 3:57:21 AM): My husband has a friend I'll call Frank. DH and Frank are very good friends, and DH enjoys spending time with Frank. Frank will frequently ask DH out to lunch or another activity when they both have some free time. When DH shows up, Frank will usually have his wife there as well. I frequently can't go because I have an odd work schedule. My husband complains that it makes it very hard to have 'guy-time' when Frank keeps bringing his wife along. Frank and his wife know I will not be there. Frank is a very nice person and has a hard time saying 'no', so I suspect having her tag along is the wife's idea. It just seems to me that she should be a little more socially adept and give the guys some time alone. There doesn't seem to be any tactful way for DH to ask if it can just be a guys day out? I think this woman has some problems. She also got extremely upset when her husband had to get deployed years ago and still takes it out on him today. She freely admits to still being mad about that. , Ugh, SC 2867 Government fraud (4/20/2015 6:13:36 AM): Long talk with my brother yesterday - he lives in MA. He thinks the best way to get "rid of" (and we know it will never happen) fraud is to create a bounty system. IE: everyone gets 10% for reporting someone else who is commiting fraud. If you know so-and-so is on fake Medicaid and food stamps, you turn them in, they get caught and you get 10% of the monies the government saves. Can you just imagine what this would do to those government investigators (all 2 of them)!?!, Joanie in NJ & FL 2869 Daily iRazoo Treasure Code (4/20/2015 8:10:36 AM): PrizeCenter Until 04/20/2015 at 11:00 PM EST, worth 15 points. , Melody, WA 2870 MyPoints Umbrella (4/20/2015 8:13:23 AM): Kitchen Aid good luck. Thank you Denise from Centsible., Melody, WA 2873 KFR shopping bag code (4/20/2015 9:26:00 AM): KE67-0G1E-G8P5-X1UFD6 Kelloggs reusable shopping bag code use by 5 31 2015 Please post when used., K in LA 2877 FOY Code (4/20/2015 12:33:23 PM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code bvnh33m3r worth 39 Hulk Coins for use by 3 more, Vicki, Va. 2882 from stressed (4/20/2015 4:31:23 PM): Saw the orthopedist today and I think I will soon graduate from the walker to a cane. Guess I should look at canes at Walgreens and get 1 20% off tomorrow. I doubt Medicare would pay for it. I am so looking forward to getting rid of the walker! Next will be when I can bend farther and even do some gardening, stressed 2885 Tank top for girls? (4/20/2015 5:50:01 PM): I am planning a birthday party for my daughter, turning 7. I am thinking American Girl theme, and was going to have the girls decorate a shirt - possibly one for them and their doll. Any idea where to get inexpensive tank or T-shirts in bulk? I usually have a lot of fun with my kids' birthdays, but I have just not been in the creative mood with this one.....Thank you!, Lisa, OH 2888 April showers donations (4/20/2015 7:01:02 PM): I am thru menopause and have several open packages of feminine hygiene products. Can these be donated to the Girl Scouts April Showers program? If not, what can I do with these? I hate to be wasteful. , Dine 2889 Prayers (4/20/2015 7:47:11 PM): Asking for prayers for a brother in law going through surgery tomorrow and for my sister that is having some serious medical issues right now. Thanks for any prayers. , Betty, La 2896 dishwasher leaking (4/20/2015 9:09:15 PM): Tonight the dishwasher decided to leak foamy water out the front door. I hate to hand wash dishes so everything has been going in it lately. I washed a drainer full and now need to go dry and put them away and do another load. I need to look for a repair person and pull out some paper plates., Heather, NV 2904 SwagBuck Times (4/21/2015 7:03:35 AM): Just wondering if anyone knows the times for SB Codes. I see it starts 10am EST and ends 6pm. It sure helps though to have each time code is up. I have looked on sb and didn't see times. Happy camper though I got my computer issues fixed. , Vicki, Va. 2905 Stressed (4/21/2015 7:11:58 AM): Saw your post on cane & getting in the garden. I don't really have any advice on cane but for gardening and even some housework this might help you. I love my little garden bench and kneeling stool. I am not talking of a wooden bench but its a padded work bench. I have a hard time getting down also because of age and knee replacement. I can sit on it and do garden work or clean out lower cabinets and drawers without becoming so fatigued. I am just now after about 3 years getting little more comfortable to get on knees if I have a padded surface. I can flip bench over and it can be used as kneeling thingy. I don't remember price but I got it on amazon. Just look for green padded one that folds flat. Both me and hubby love it. It really does eliminate discomfort & fatigue of getting down to lower places to have to work., Vicki, Va. 2907 Bob/Navy (4/21/2015 8:26:48 AM): I have been wanting to brag on my grandson in the Navy. He just took an oral test which was difficult. I haven't learned the name of the test yet. He said that many guys have been in the Navy for 4 years and haven't taken it yet. He is up for promotion soon also. He passed the oral test. He will be coming in at San Diego about June 26th. My sil and grandson may get to fly to Hawaii to come into San Diego on the ship with him. I would love to be in San Diego and watch them come into port seeing them standing on the deck., Janice/Ok 2908 MyPoints Umbrella (4/21/2015 8:33:16 AM): The umbrella is at The New York Times Store today. Good Luck! Thank you Kathleen from Centsible , Melody 2910 Swagbucks code #1 (4/21/2015 8:37:33 AM): Cheerios until 8 am PDT for 5 SB. , Melody 2911 Remember? (4/21/2015 8:50:14 AM): OLD WORDS AND PHRASES by Richard Lederer About a month ago, I illuminated old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases included ‘ don't touch that dial ’ , carbon copy, ‘ you sound like a broken record ’ and ‘ hung out to dry ’ . A bevy of readers have asked me to shine light on more faded words and expressions, and I am happy to oblige: Back in the ‘olden’ days we had a lot of moxie. We'd put on our best bib and tucker and straighten up and fly right. Hubba-hubba! We'd cut a rug in some juke joint and then go necking and petting and smooching and spooning and billing and cooing and pitching woo in hot rods and jalopies in some passion pit or lovers' lane. Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy moley! We were In like Flynn and living the life of Riley, and even a regular guy couldn't accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all the tea in China! Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when's the last time anything was swell? Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers. Oh, my aching back. Kilroy was here, but he isn't anymore. Like Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle and Kurt Vonnegut's Billy Pilgrim, we have become unstuck in time. We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, I'll be a monkey's uncle!‚ or This is a fine kettle of fish! We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards. Poof, poof, poof go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind. We blink, and they're gone, evanesced from the landscape and wordscape of our perception, like Mickey Mouse wristwatches, hula hoops, skate keys, candy cigarettes, little wax bottles of colored sugar water and an organ grinder's monkey. Where have all those phrases gone? Long time passing. Where have all those phrases gone? Long time ago: Pshaw. The milkman did it. Think about the starving Armenians. Bigger than a bread box. Banned in Boston. The very idea! It's your nickel. Don't forget to pull the chain. Knee high to a grasshopper. Turn-of-the-century. Iron curtain. Domino theory. Fail safe. Civil defense. Fiddlesticks! You look like the wreck of the Hesperus. Cooties. Going like sixty. I'll see you in the funny papers. Don't take any wooden nickels. Heavens to Murgatroyd! And awa-a-ay we go! Oh, my stars and garters! It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter had liver pills. This can be disturbing stuff, this winking out of the words of our youth, these words that lodge in our heart's deep core. But just as one never steps into the same river twice, one cannot step into the same language twice. Even as one enters, words are swept downstream into the past, forever making a different river. We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeful times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory. It's one of the greatest advantages of aging. We can have archaic and eat it, too. Ouch what a pun , Bob, PA 2917 Swagbuck code #2 (4/21/2015 10:06:11 AM): FrootLoops Until 10am PDT/1pm EDT to earn 4 SB., Melody 2920 From Debbie, OR (4/21/2015 10:48:38 AM): Well, CEA is back up to 106.4. Was holding at 91. We are going to try one more cycle of the oral chemo. If numbers aren't going down, it's back to standard chemo. He is going to lower the standard chemo dosage though, as I was so sick last time. I feel good though!, Debbie, OR 2922 Foy Code (4/21/2015 11:09:54 AM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code liipxf0nm worth 18 Hulk Coins for use by 1 more., Vicki, Va. 2924 GiftHulk (4/21/2015 11:58:18 AM): Can someone explain this to me and do you need a referral to join? , Vera MI 2926 Brenda C, AR & dishwasher (4/21/2015 1:01:58 PM): Thanks. I will try that. I use the Cascade Pods and baking soda. The Cascade Pod was still solid when we emptied, but I am willing to clean it with vinegar and hope it is fixed., Heather, NV 2928 Need Help (4/21/2015 1:50:25 PM): Need help finding out information on Medicaid Spendown for a family member. Thanks., Pam KY 2930 Swagbucks code #4 (4/21/2015 2:19:52 PM): FrostedFlakes Until 2 pm PDT for 5 sb. Thanks Jan. , Melody 2938 My friend (4/21/2015 3:30:08 PM): Some of you may remember I was worried about my friend wanting me to take her to our other friend's granddaughter's wedding. I was worried b/c I didn't want the responsibility b/c she has mobility issues and it's an outdoor wedding. I've been avoiding calling her b/c I didn't want her to ask me to take her. She just called. Come to find out, she doesn't even want to go to the wedding! Says she is looking for an excuse b/c she doesn't want to tell our friend that she doesn't want to go. So....that problem seems to be settled! Hope she doesn't change her mind. And I'm not crazy about going either. Also, the friend told me that this lady wanted ME to take her, that she didn't want her daughter to take her and that she would only go with me. Turns out that story got twisted around b/c my friend told me today that her daughter would take her but our mutual friend insisted that the two of us ride together. Wasn't really for the bride's grandmother to say that I should be the one to take her and that she shouldn't go with her daughter, at least I don't think so., Susan, LA 2940 Swagbucks code #5 (4/21/2015 4:08:58 PM): BUILTFORPLAY Until 4 pm pdt. Worth 4 SB., Melody 2945 Susan, LA (4/21/2015 5:41:26 PM): Susan, LA, I have a silly question. How did you begin abbreviating common words such as "do not" and "because"? I can always spot your posts from the use of " d/n" and "b/c". I've never seen such abbreviations otherwise., Grace Basham, CA 2946 Need Prescription Info (4/21/2015 5:53:41 PM): Looking for a reputable Canadian company to order medicine from. My MIL just found out one of her new meds will be over $900 per month. She can't afford that., Thanks!! 2948 Swagbucks code #6 (4/21/2015 6:07:02 PM): LuckyCharms Until 6 pm pdt, worth 6 SB. Last one today. , Melody 2953 Walter's biopsy results (4/21/2015 7:16:03 PM): Thank you in advance for all your lifting prayers.I truly do believe they help the dr.find NOTHING wrong with pancreas.A True blessing.The Cancer center called today with results of lymph node biopsy last Thurs.& that came back malignant so he does have a cancer somewhere.We are scheduled to go back next Tues.for 4 appts.Another CAT scan in AM so hopefully they can find where the cancer site is & 3 dr.appt.We knew about the 2(a abdominal surgeon for his gallbladder,a thoracic(sp)dr for his lymph nodes & we don't know yet what the other dr.is for but I am suspecting a chemo dr.as I have it in my mind the cancer is in liver & he will need chemo.Please continue to keep my beloved in your thoughts & prayers as we travel this journey together.I am now very optimistic we can beat this., Cathy S.NY 2957 Friend (4/21/2015 7:38:41 PM): Please keep a friend of mine in your prayers. She is morbidly obese and has not been feeling well for a month or so. She doesn't get a lot of support from her husband due to her weight issues. Said it was allergies, but developed a pain that she thought was pleurisy. She described her symptoms (respiratory) and also swollen abdomen. I said it sounded like what was going around at the end of last year, except for the abdominal part. Today she was telling us that her abdomen is leaking so she will have it checked out. We are all thinking that it may be something a lot more serious than what she is thinking. She thinks it's caused from using a combination of many OTC cold remedies, but I really don't think so. Not quite sure how OTC products would cause abdominal swelling and leaking., Anonymous 2960 Chicken taco soup (4/21/2015 8:08:53 PM): Someone gave me this recipe, but it calls for a can of beer. Beer in soup is not my thing. Does anyone make this and what liquid do you use?, Penny in MO 2964 Recall Notices (4/21/2015 8:53:17 PM): Gorsuch recalls ERTLRENZ ski boot heat liners due to fire hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Gorsuch-Recalls-Ertlrenz-Ski-Inner-Shoe-Heat-Liners/
Lenovo expands recall of battery packs for ThinkPad Notebook computers due to fire hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Lenovo-Expands-Recall-of-Battery-Packs-for-ThinkPad-Notebook-Computers/
Trek recalls bicycles equipped with front disc brakes to replace quick release lever due to crash hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Trek-Recalls-Bicycles-Equipped-with-Front-Disc-Brakes-to-Replace-Quick-Release-Lever/
Hair dryers recalled by AG Hair due to electrocution hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Hair-Dryers-Recalled-by-AG-Hair/, Google Researcher 2967 renewing All You?? (4/21/2015 9:33:45 PM): I have only 2 issues left for All You. Where or how is the best value for renewing? That and Guideposts are the only magazines I read. Thanks! , Lori OH 2972 Brenda C, AR & dishwasher (4/21/2015 10:48:56 PM): I cleaned out the extra baking soda and put water in with the vinegar (which I put as the rinse agent) and ran it with with no soap. Nothing leaked out! (I did have to cancel it before it ended since I had to leave the house). So, tomorrow I will run it with just the Cascade Pod and hope it works. I think I need to stop using the baking soda (as the prewash) and I will buy real rinse agent to put in when it is empty. Thank you for the post. I didn't need to deal with the dishwasher being repaired on top of everything else., Heather, NV 2973 Senior Texting Guide (4/22/2015 2:05:54 AM): ATD: At The Doctor's BFF: Best Friend Farted BTW: Bring The Wheelchair BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth CBM: Covered By Medicare CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center DWI: Driving While Incontinent FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers FWIW: Forgot Where I Was FYI: Found Your Insulin GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low! GHA: Got Heartburn Again HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On? LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out LOL: Living On Lipitor LWO: Lawrence Welk's On OMMR: On My Massage Recliner OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas. ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop TTYL: Talk To You Louder WAITT: Who Am I Talking To? WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again WTP: Where's The Prunes? WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil GGLKI (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In) , Pat 2986 Bob/Naval/Test (4/22/2015 6:45:31 AM): The test is ENLISTED-SURFACE -WARFARE-SPECIALIST. I think he will get some kind of stripe or something for it and it may help his pay. He said many guys don't even try to take it. He still has to take the written test before his promotion. Thanks for the nice words for Tanner. We are so proud of him., Janice/Ok 2999 puzzle (4/22/2015 10:41:42 AM): Could someone who got it please post your answer. Thanks., Theresa, PA 3000 Foy Code (4/22/2015 10:42:19 AM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code l47m3m5n7 worth 12 Hulk Coins for use by 2 more., Vicki, Va. 3001 Foy Code (4/22/2015 10:46:51 AM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code i3zyil2j1 worth 21 Hulk Coins for use for 1 more., Vicki, Va. 3006 Earth Day Ramblings (4/22/2015 12:44:07 PM): I've been thinking about Earth Day. There are so many small things we can do to make a difference in the health of our planet, but as I get older, and educate myself on better nutrition, probably the best thing I've done is cut back on how much meat I eat. I have red meat maybe once every couple months, and chicken a couple times a month. I'm not a vegetarian, but close. I eat so many more vegetables and fruits than I did in my earlier years. Every time I hear about someone going on the Paleo diet, I cringe. It's so incredibly unhealthy for people and for the earth. The production of meat requires first the growing of grains that are fed to the animals (using up valuable crop land that could be used to feed people), and then there's the astronomical cost in water to produce even a pound of meat. Red meat is tied to colon cancer, heart disease, and even dementia. I read an interesting link on Huffington Post today, and found this quote fascinating: "Archeological scientist Christina Warinner discussed the dietary habits of the Paleo man in her TEDTalk, "Debunking the Paleo Diet." In a nutshell, she says the Paleo diet "has no basis in archeological reality." Her team's research found that the diet of our ancestors was extremely varied and depended on where they lived and the time of year. People who lived in the Arctic ate more meat. Those who lived in warmer climates ate more plants.In Mexico, for example, they ate prickly pear, legumes, fruits, agave, nuts, beans, gourds, and flowers. They also ate some wild game, but mostly rabbits when they could catch them." Also, Paleolithic people lived about 30 years. That was old age. They died long before they would reap the consequences of heart disease and colon cancer. Any benefits of the modern Paleo diet are short term and it's a terrible diet for an entire 80+ year life span. It also deeply troubles me that we slaughter about one MILLION cows, pigs, and chickens every HOUR in this country, round the clock, 24/7. The slaughter never stops. If we cut back by half the animal protein we consume, we'd all be healthier, the environment would be better, and it would be a kindness for the terrible conditions that many animals endure during their short lives. Realistically, very few people will be vegetarian or vegan, but we could all have a meatless day now and then. The health benefits of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, etc., are so far superior nutritionally to red meat. We do ourselves a big favor to change our diets, even a little. But what I've learned is that people are extremely defensive about their eating habits and they just don't want to hear it. If you want to offend someone, just question their eating habits. We take it very personally and will defend our bad habits over logic and reason. We say silly things like "I love animals, that's why I eat so many of them". Or "I'm going to enjoy my life even if it's bad for me". It's the same mentality that defends smoking. It's sad for our health and for our planet. In the meantime, the only thing I can change is myself. I grow a big garden, I eat lots of healthy plants, and exercise. Of course I mess up, but most days I do well. , Barbara S, NC 3019 dishwasher & vinegar (4/22/2015 6:20:58 PM): OK, your comments reminded me why I went to vinegar (instead of a rinse agent), BUT I will stop using baking soda in the pre-rinse area. (I think I had too much baking soda mix with the vinegar.), Heather, NV 3021 Lori (4/22/2015 6:30:39 PM): This is what I was thinking of an RC Off Topic Chit Chat -- so hopefully someone will think to post after reading your post. If your child is selling All You magazine as a fund-raiser for their school, you can post the info once on Chat and once on Off-Topic per year. It doesn't matter what day of the week or time of the year. This will be on the honor system. , Sue S., MN 3022 Something new (4/22/2015 7:23:37 PM): I have video-chatted with our friends in Germany using SKPE but didn't realize that you can do the same thing on Facebook. For some reason it didn't work on IE, but it does work on Firefox. We chatted with our grandson who is going to a college semester in Australia. Picture and sound were clear. , Bob, PA 3024 Eating & Earth Day (4/22/2015 7:39:11 PM): I am a born rancher. My parents ranched as did my husband's parents and grandparents. Not all land is suitable to growing vegetables or grain. Most cows are grazed on land that is too rough or the soil is not suitable to cultivating. There is a lot of water pumped from under some of the land in our area to raise grain. If it were not for irrigating they would have very poor yields due to the amount of rainfall in this area. Yes, much of the grain they raise goes to feeding cattle but a lot goes to ethanol or edible beans and popcorn. I think unless you understand the difference in land and what it can produce you should not judge how the land is used. , Roseanne, NE 3028 Moderation (4/22/2015 9:28:21 PM): I hate the phrase "moderation in ALL things" which several people have used today. Hogwash!! There are tons of things that should not be used at all, let alone in moderation. A little tobacco? Why not, moderation in all things. A little heroin? Why not, moderation in all things. A little alcohol for the alcoholic? Why not, moderation in ALL THINGS!!! Geesh, let's use some common sense. All foods, drugs, drinks were not created equal, and some deserve absolutely no place at the table. They are better never eaten. People are surprised to learn that one soda a day raises your lifetime risk of diabetes by 20%. Yet many think that one soda a day is moderation and doesn't hurt you. Moderation is only acceptable if you are talking about nutritious food and drink, not about foods that harm you. The phrase "moderation in all things" is used to justify all kinds of bad habits. No, I don't want harmful things in moderation. I want none of them at all. , Truth Be Told 3029 Salt Lake City visit (4/22/2015 10:38:36 PM): I will be visiting Utah in June and looking for some help in deciding what I will have time to visit and what is worth the time. I will fly into Salt Lake City around 11am and have all day, just need to get checked in at hotel sometime by 6 I believe, but I can see if I can check in anytime. The next day I will only have till about 1030am so really not much time at all, but if there was something close I would try for it. I will be going up to Bear Lake and staying there for about 3.5 days for a 3-day half marathon challenge. And it definitely looks beautiful there. I was looking at the Bonneville Salt Flats but that is quite a drive so that probably is out. I have never been to Utah before so I would like to see any of the monuments/sights around to Salt Lake City or within a reasonable distance. Thanks so much!, Leigh IA 3030 Recall Notice (4/22/2015 10:49:42 PM): Shark vacuum cleaners recalled by Euro-Pro due to shock hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Shark-Vacuum-Cleaners-Recalled-by-Euro-Pro/, Google Researcher 3031 Earth day (4/23/2015 2:18:04 AM): Our paper had a "Did You know" tidbit in it. It said that Plastic takes 500 years to break down, same with Aluminum. Organic materials, cotton, rags or paper take 6 months. Then it said how much water humans use daily. It said that it takes 3 to 7 gallons for the toilet, 25 -30 gallons for the tub, 50 -70 gallons for a 10 minute shower, one washing machine load uses 25-40 gallons and one dishwasher load uses 9-12 gallon. It said that the information came from www.plantpals.com/fastfacts.html. I was surprised that a 10 minute shower took twice as much as a tub bath. I will probably save the rest of my Earth Day thoughts till political day., Jackie A., PA 3032 10 day Green Smoothies (4/23/2015 5:04:14 AM): I started a 10 day cleanse of drinking 3 green smoothies a day for 10 days. You are allowed to snack on carrots, nuts and raw (no sugar added) peanut butter or other no sugar nut butters, and apples. You can also eat one or two hard boiled eggs per day if needed. I started Monday. I start day 4 today, and it is not bad at all. I am not hungry and I feel fine. It's going very well for me. After the 10 days you can replace one or two meals per day indefinitely with the green smoothies. The goal for me is to break my sugar habit and lose my muffin top. I am not overweight but I am at the very top of the weight chart for my height and body build. I am using JJ Smiths book The 10 day green smoothie cleanse. There is a Facebook site to connect with others too. the book is available to download for kindle on amazon for 2.99 (or at least it was the other day) They give you the recipes for a different smoothie to drink each of the 10 days. If you don't want to make the full commitment you can do a modified one or two green smoothies as a meal replacement until you feel more comfortable doing only the smoothies. It's not unhealthy because you are getting all your veggies and fruits. You can add protein powder or flax seed or chia seed to the smoothies also., Doreen,MI 3036 Update on me (4/23/2015 8:06:54 AM): I had posted several months ago and this is just an update. I can't afford my mortgage...I stopped paying in October, was back and forth with mortgage company, they gave me a "new" agreement (40 years, 4.25%) and it's only $15 less than the last amount! I can't afford to live here. So I'm submitting apps to all the low income senior housing in the area. I have two brothers who will be helping me financially until I move. The rent will be between $400 and $500 LESS than the mortgage! I won't have a gas bill and the electric will probably be lower. I'll have to give up the yard and the storage I have in the house but it's something I have to do. I do get $33 in food stamps and found a nearby food pantry and go once a month for 2 bags of food. Once I move and my finances being better, I'll go off food stamps and stop going to the pantry. In a way I'm looking forward to this. No yard work to worry about or maintenance. I've been so stressed out over this but now it's just finding a place and moving. I've started cleaning. I plan on giving things away, putting things on Freecycle, donating to Good Will or just throwing out certain things. My life will be simple., No name this time 3037 Pastor (4/23/2015 8:37:26 AM): Update on our pastor situation. We were informed this week who our new pastor will be. (Since we decided to not ask this one back, he has decided to retire.) We are getting a lady pastor from another church within our city. I have heard good things about her from several sources, of course we also heard glowing things about the guy we have now, so... At our last meeting, he informed us that we should have a reception for the new pastor and family (like we didn't KNOW this and haven't done it each time) and that it would be nice if we would perhaps give a gift certificate to a local restaurant to the old pastor (him). I thought that was kinda nervy! He invited a missionary to speak last night and when it was first announced that she would be coming, he said that it would be a covered dish supper before her presentation. Didn't ask if we wanted to hear her presentation, just said she was coming. This may not be nice to say, but I am careful what I eat at covered dish suppers. There are certain people that I want to know what they bring and I avoid those dishes. Our pastor is one of them. Caution: This next part is gross so you may want to skip if you have a weak stomach. I was sitting behind him and to the side. During the presentation, let's just say he lost his finger in his nose up to the 1st knuckle. Then the finger went directly to his mouth! And that was after he had cleaned his ears and feasted on the bounty he found there! Guess he didn't fill up at the covered dish! We are hoping that this new pastor will guide us to increased membership. Yesterday one of our long-time members died after a long illness. Just this year we have lost other long-time members, our 94 yr. old is going to live at the war veteran's home, our 93 yr. old is moving out of state to live with her daughter, a lady recently joined her sister's church and another moved out of state to live with her son after the death of her husband. We did gain a young couple, but they have joined several churches recently and have left due to conflicts, so I don't think they will stay very long at our church either. They attended our sister church and became very close to the pastor. So when conflict developed there, they followed him to our church. I have a feeling when he leaves, they will leave also. , Susan, LA 3039 Medicaid Spend Down (4/23/2015 8:49:39 AM): Thanks for every one who answered my post. There's a lot of good info. I will try some of the things suggested. Especially the funeral prepay and keeping receipts. If I knew of some kind of account to tell her to put her money in instead of giving to funeral home. The funeral home that she wants doesn't get much business so may not be around when she needs it. That way the money would be there for a funeral no matter what., Pam, KY 3041 Huggies codes (4/23/2015 9:03:09 AM): If these are still good! THLXJ-HGZJG-SHLDQ and SZKCT-SLXCR-ZKPWS Please be courteous and post when used., Leigh, Iowa 3046 Family Saga (4/23/2015 9:44:48 AM): Well, my Mom Saga has turned into a Family Saga. I had heard in the past that a death in the family can bring out the bad, etc in people, but was hoping that wouldn't happen. The two good things that have come out of this are a) my brother didn't yell at me (he yelled at my mom when my dad was dying of cancer years ago) and b) he said he hoped this (dealing with everything relating to mom dying and being executor) would not be too much for me. So, this week I have been dealing with funeral homes (yes two, here and in her town) by myself and I still have to figure out how to get everything out of her room (and what I am going to do with all of it). My sister requested three things from mom's house (already gave them to her) and my brother says he doesn't want anything. THEN I was told that all family heirlooms could not be given away (i.e. they have to come to my house) and I got a phone call from Dsis on Monday morning - I am to keep mom's cane, walkers, transport wheelchair (which is actually still at mom's house) since 'we' are getting older and someone may need them. I said NO (you could hear the silence on the phone). If Dsis wants them then she can take them to her house and store them (she & her husband are definitely older than me & my husband and if I need one I will just go buy one). Anyways, if I store them it is a six hour drive between my house and her house (I am guessing she should need it sooner than I could get it to her even). I am going to ask the estate lawyer if I should write up a letter officially stating that (i.e. if you want something then you have to come claim it and store it OR I have the right to do what I feel fit - keep, donate, sell, etc items). Anything I know was from my grandmother, etc then I would offer to our cousins if we don't want it before I give it away. Baby steps...., Heather, NV 3053 My daughters school paper (4/23/2015 11:27:23 AM): When you get a couple of minutes will you click on this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2LXW739 and answer these 5 or 6 questions. My daughter Sarah is having to write a 10 page paper on the data she collects from this survey. She is a junior in high school in the Spanish club. She needs as much data as possible. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2LXW739 muchttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2LXW739 h data as possible. https://www.surveymonkey.com/survey-taken/?sm=6K1tVKU4o1jdOHiZJ3exxrXMIufa%2b6p8G3wE8b74N2LL8LzEmMnBld9YIRzepfqC6UpQp77GFqkrYDGaRtaQpQ%3d%3d . thank you so much...... https://www.surveymonkey.com/survey-taken/?sm=6K1tVKU4o1jdOHiZJ3exxrXMIufa%2b6p8G3wE8b74N2LL8LzEmMnBld9YIRzepfqC6UpQp77GFqkrYDGaRtaQpQ%3d%3d, Charlotte/IN 3059 Need Dishwasher advice? (4/23/2015 1:14:29 PM): Just had a new Kitchen Aid dishwasher installed Tuesday! Love it, but wondering if all dishwashers go from normal wash to heat dry in two hours and 50 minutes? It clicked off at that time! Our old one went 45 minutes tops! Seems entirely too long!, No name 3069 Legan advice (4/23/2015 4:38:59 PM): My sister has been getting phone calls saying she committed Tax fraud. She hasn't. She just got the 3rd call today. They say she is in trouble. After the second call she called the phone and some lady answered and my sister told her about the phone calls. And the lady told her not to answer her phone. She thought they would want to hear the message and get the phone number. Do you think that was correct the way her phone call was handled? Should she call and try to talk to someone else? She feels what information she has could be helpful. What are your thoughts?, Want to do the right thing. 3073 Bath/ Shower (4/23/2015 5:10:04 PM): I really didn't realize that people fill the tub up when taking a bath. I thought that that was just for commercials and cartoons. The most I have ever had in is about 4 or 5 inches of water in the tub, usually less. Do most people fill up the tub or just put a few inches in?, Jackie A., PA 3083 Recall Notice (4/23/2015 6:13:46 PM): Roberta Roller Rabbit recalls children’s pajama sets due to violation of Federal flammability standard: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Roberta-Roller-Rabbit-Recalls-Childrens-Pajama-Sets/, Google Researcher 3086 Prescription Meds (4/23/2015 6:58:12 PM): Hi-- I'm just catching up with Off Topic from a few days ago. To the woman and her DH who are paying a fortune for their meds, you might want to check at Costco. You don't have to be a member to use their Pharmacy. (However, if you have a Costco card you save a little more.) My generic eye drops are over $35 at Safeway, but cost less than $5 at Costco., Alice Dodge, OR 3101 Camera (4/24/2015 6:07:11 AM): I need a new camera for work. Yes, I can use my cell phone but I take lots of pictures and fill it up too quick. I can only delete one picture at a time so that's very time consuming when I may take 150 pictures in a day. I have a Kodak Easy Share M530 and the battery compartment won't stay closed. I was able to use tape to keep it closed for several months but that's not working now. I want something cheap., Nancy, LA 3104 Humor (4/24/2015 7:48:56 AM): Yesterday my younger (15 year old) grandson went into the pharmacy for me to get a couple of prescriptions. When he came out, I was looking at the amount and told him they were over $1000.00 but my two insurances covered them. You know I have the In School Detention class at school. I don't have a degree but have had two years of college and I took a paraprofessional test before taking the job. Well, my grandson said that I was lucky to have a job without a degree. He said you have good insurance and your food is free at school. All you have to do is go in there each day with COURAGE!!! I thought that was so funny., Janice/Ok 3107 pest control (4/24/2015 10:12:21 AM): How much is average or a good price to pay for pest control? Is this something I really need? At my old house we would have roaches show up on occasion. The new house I haven't seen any. We do have a lot of bushes/landscaping in our yard. We have a termite bond on the house already. Advice, tips, etc?, Dianne in GA 3109 End of a good product? (4/24/2015 11:39:20 AM): The recall of all Blue Bell ice cream due to the three deaths and 20 severe illnesses from listeria in the ice cream could mean the end to the best ice cream available in the southern states. Remember Chi Chi's. contaminated food closed all of their restaurants. Now Jeni's of Ohio has recalled all of their ice cream products due to listeria found in some products. It is strange, because the bacteria will not grow in frozen food. It is a shame that these companies may be forced to shut down for good., Bob, PA 3110 FOY Code (4/24/2015 11:50:33 AM): You've won Fountain of Youth Code gt3hlbvv7 worth 31 Hulk Coins for use by 1 more., Vicki, Va. 3116 Pigeon Forge, Tn? (4/24/2015 12:15:53 PM): My family, 7 adults, 5 kids, are planning to Pigeon Forge, Tn in July! Any suggestions on cabins to rent, so many options! Cabin companies, resorts,, Mrs. C 3122 Swamp people (4/24/2015 1:26:55 PM): Did anyone watch Swamp People and see who won the bounty?, Marlene H, MN 3138 Susan, LA (4/24/2015 5:01:10 PM): I think accents are interesting. DH says I have a "flat" accent since I'm from the Midwest (IN). He is from the Southern Appalachians of West Virginia so has an accent. Here in SC, people know I'm not from here even though I've lived here about 17 years now. My uncle on DH's side was from Slidell, LA and yes, he had an accent., Susan, SC 3141 First communion dress (4/24/2015 5:41:55 PM): After talking to a friend who bought her daughter's First Communion dress after Easter a few years ago, I went to Macy's today to see if I could find one for my daughter's First Communion (which is next year). Most were marked 40% off, then an additional 20% with coupon, so around $50 after discount. I wasn't impressed with that. Looking at the $19.99 rack, I found one I liked. It was obvious someone had put it on the wrong rack, as it didn't look anything like the other stuff on the rack. However, I decided to scan it, and it WAS $19.99, then another 20% off with their savings coupon, so $16!!! It said "one of a kind", so not sure if that's why it was marked down so much, but I was so excited! Surprisingly it was the one I liked the best too! Even my husband said he liked it (and my daughter does too :)!, Lisa, OH
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