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  1. Jem

    Dishwasher question

    For whatever reason, I read the little "mini instructions" on the top of my dishwasher when I opened it to allow my freshly washed dishes to dry. I don't do the heat dry thing as I find it's not necessary and want to save on energy. Anyway, what one part said was "Dishwashers run longer to save...
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    How are the Texans on this site doing?

    I've been reading up on what's been going on and just wanted to know how everyone was doing? I hope you are all well. As a Canadian from Northern Ontario, here are a few tips... If your power stays out for too long and you don't want to lose you food. put it in containers and stick them...
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    Odd body/spatial awareness

    So my cat Chester.....seems a little....I honestly don't know how to describe it. He is perfectly healthy, and overall very smart. He's active and eats well, uses litter box without fail. When he plays, he's an excellent hunter/catcher and very agile. Although he can jump he is most...
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    Curious about waste management in your areas.

    Starting this week, our garbage pickup is moving to every 2 weeks instead of weekly. I'm OK with this as we are still allowed to put the same amount of garbage we would accumulate, just that it will only get picked up less often. I just hope we see those savings when it comes to the next tax...
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    Getting organized - Home, Health and Life

    So these past several years I find my life has spiraled into a giant cluster :censored:. One step forward 10 steps back....some of it, is my own fault and today I'm finally going to commit to all of the plans I've had swimming in my head. Some will take time and some will have to wait, but I...
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    Asking for good thoughts

    So my 90 year old Grandmother was taken to the ER yesterday. She had a bowel obstruction, but more than that, it was because she had a severe abdominal hernia and her bowels pushed out. The poor thing has advanced COPD, asthma, type 2 diabetes and she's almost blind...but of course the trooper...
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    Does Activated Charcoal really work?

    I clicked on an add about helping with dust in the home. Turns out it was about NatureFresh Activated Bamboo Charcoal bags. Has anyone ever used these? Do they really work when it comes to reducing allergens (dust, pollen..etc) I know it can help with odor, but I really want help with...
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    Never Have I Ever....

    I've never started a game here before but I thought this could be a fun twist on the game, "Never Have I Ever" I will post a "Never Have I Ever" statement....something I have NEVER done. If you reply....that means that you HAVE done it....you can explain the circumstances if you wish to...
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    No bake Cluster cookies

    I have a huge bag of peanuts that I want to incorporate into my Christmas baking this year....without much extra effort....hence I'm looking for a variety of cluster cookie recipes. I want to make a butterscotch and corn flake cluster with peanuts...but can't seem to find a recipe for the...
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    One less thing to worry about, Yay!

    Well, I had my professional audit this morning. Something I have been dreading and worried about for months, and it's finally over! The auditor was very nice and understanding, she guided me (without giving away answers of course) thru the questions and provided feedback to help me along. My...
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    All About Dreams...The Sleeping Kind

    I though I would start a thread about dreams. Do you think dreams hold meaning? Are they an expression of what you're going thru at the time? Are they just a regurgitation of what happened that day? Or mindless brain movies about nothing? Tell me about your last dream, most memorable...
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    RIP Sir Sean Connery

    You know when you just think that some people will live forever? That is how I felt about Sir Sean Connery. I mean, obviously not literally, but that man just never aged in the time that I knew him as an actor...it was like he was stuck in time and would grace our films for a long time. He was...
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    Help/Advice for biscuits from scratch

    Hi everyone! I am tasked with bringing dinner rolls/bread for dinner at my sister's for Thanksgiving, but we all really love biscuits so I decided to make these instead for a nice change. Looking for a recipe, I found this one (below) as I have all the ingredients (sort of) so I have some...
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    Chili questions

    Don't know why, but I have a craving for chili. The thing is I don't like hot spicy foods....to the point where regular black pepper is "hot" enough for me. So my first question... How much chili powder seasoning can I safely add to my chili to get the chili "flavor" without the "hot". I'm...
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    Baked goods and Freezing

    I do a lot of baking for Christmas, usually starting in October, and freeze everything (after baking). But @LTS3 brought up a good point to me that I could freeze the dough and bake fresh when needed. I knew that dough could be frozen but never really thought of doing my Christmas baking that...
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    Question about dehumidifiers

    I'm in the market for a dehumidifier. Something to use in the bathroom for now, but also that can be used in other rooms if necessary. I found a few I like but I'm confused about something when reading the "specs". Due to the dampness in the bathroom right now, I want it to be able to run...
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    Anyone else obsessed with Riverdance?

    PBS just broadcasted the 25th anniversary production of Riverdance on TV. Watched it and loved it all over again...I just really love everything about it. It's not quite the same without the original cast, but good lord they are fantastic! It moves me to the point of tears, I can't help it...
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    Lily is over grooming

    So my Lily has been over grooming her belly, and she has a few little sores all clustered in one area. In total the over grooming spot is perhaps a 2 inch diameter with the sores (about 5) being about the size of a pencil eraser. This is not the first time she has had an over grooming issue, as...
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    Insurance claims (home) questions

    So I've already posted about my issues with water getting in the house and then the resulting carpenter ants issues. Ants have hopefully been taken care of as we had the exterminator come twice now. And we think we found the source of how the water was getting in...but now we are dealing with...
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    Ideas and product information on deck, patio areas

    We are almost done building our deck...yipee! However, some changes were/have to be made due to unforeseen circumstances...some good, some just unexpected, some I'm trying to figure out how to make work for future add-on's. We were originally only going to have a 16x20 floating platform deck...
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