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January 17, 2016
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Finally got the computer up and running again, I had to delete everything and start over completely, which means I lost every thing I had saved. nothing real important, other than all of my email addresses etc. I have my internet through Time Warner, but I use AOL for my internet, I should change carriers but I have used AOL for so long, and I don't like changes, but they have so many issues, I may make a change in the near future, I need to find a carrier that doesn't have issues, if there is such an animal. happy-flower

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

January 18, 2016
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Joell, that's too bad about your AOL problems. Here's a suggestion that was given to me one time when I was having problems with the local internet carrier here...

Sign up for an email acct with Google (gmail) or Yahoo or even TimeWarner (roadrunner). It is free and there should be no problems. Also, you can use that same email acct on your tablet, smartphone, or whatever. I've had a Yahoo acct for many years, and just put it on my new smartphone too.

Good luck!

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

January 18, 2016
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Joell, that's too bad about your AOL problems. Here's a suggestion that was given to me one time when I was having problems with the local internet carrier here...

Sign up for an email acct with Google (gmail) or Yahoo or even TimeWarner (roadrunner). It is free and there should be no problems. Also, you can use that same email acct on your tablet, smartphone, or whatever. I've had a Yahoo acct for many years, and just put it on my new smartphone too.

Good luck!

Thank you, I will check into that.happy-flower

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

February 4, 2016
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 Today shortly after Hubby filled his bird feeder, he called me to the window, there were 2 pileated  woodpeckers on a birdhouse by the feeders.They are huge, like small chickens. We had seen them at our old house, but this is the first time we has seen them here, they always travel in pairs, certainly beautiful to look at.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

February 6, 2016
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I love the pileated woodpeckers! It is extremely hard to get a photo of one, it seems like they are always on the other side of the tree. We have a pair here but don't see them very often, do hear them squawking in the woods, they sound a little like Woody Woodpecker from the cartoons!

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

May 4, 2016
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 I have to share something with anyone that does laundry. I ran out of my fabric softner, the one I have used forever, you know, the one in the blue bottle, I was not going to the big box store to restock for a couple of weeks so I went to our local Kroger store and picked up a bottle of the Kroger brand softner, 64 oz. for $1.99.   I used it for on a load a towels using the same amount I normally use-- I was so amazed when they came out of the dryer, they were more soft than they have been for years,and I didnt have to use the additional fabric softner sheet in the dryer either. I just wanted to share this because most of us like to watch for places that we can save money. 

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October 21, 2016
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     A magazine arrived in today's mail with a photo of a beautiful roasted turkey on the cover, Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It is my all time favorite holiday. I already have my menu planned (it is the same every year) and and ready to start looking at ads for turkeys.

           I know there have been many new folks joining CITR, I am hoping to see some of them posting on the Forum to tell us a bit about what is going on in their world as well as some of the members that have been around for a while and have been absent--we miss you. Take a moment from your day and come say hello.

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April 1, 2017
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   This morning I had to get a new bottle of dish detergent from the pantry. This time of year when I empty a bottle of dish soap, I fill it with water and and place it outside next to the water hose, it comes in handy for a quick clean of the hands--or paws. I also keep one in each vehicle in a zip lock bag along with a few paper towels.

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April 1, 2017
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Sounds like a great idea, Joelle.  I have a bottle that I carry in a kitchen supply box that goes with us on trips as well as one with dishwashing liquid in it.  They have come in really handy at times.

April 5, 2017
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    Many years ago I planted a tree in our back yard that produces beautiful pink flowers in the Spring, I don't remember the name of the tree and have not seen any like it in our area, the blossoms look a lot like a wild rose. A couple days ago a cut several small branches and put them into a vase that belonged to my Mom and placed them on the kitchen table, this morning when I came downstairs, the buds are starting to open and pink flowers are starting to peek through.

                        It makes me happy happy-flower

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April 19, 2017
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Another idea, is to put your dish soap in an onion bag and tie it to the faucet next to the hose.  That way it is safe from blowing away.  I put either some of my homemade "gardener's soap" or soap scraps in it and just rub my hands around the onion bag, scrub, and rinse. sun

May 26, 2017
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 This morning a neighbor called and asked if we had noticed a bad smell coming from any of our drains, mainly in the kitchen, I told her we had not and asked her if she had cleaned out the drains in the kitchen sink especially the one on the disposal side, she said she had pour bleach down the drains last night but the smell was still there. I took my small sponge mop and headed to her house. In the kitchen I took a paper towel and swiped it around the inside of the disposal, the part just inside the little rubber flaps, when she saw it I thought she would faint. This is your smell I told her, bits of old rotting food. while the bleach cleaned the blades, it did nothing to the "neck" of the disposal. I took the sponge mop, wet it  and put dawn liquid all over it and swished it all around the inside on the disposal. I put the plug in the sink and rain it full of hot water, pulled plug and let the water run through. Inside of the unit was squeaky clean--bad smell gone. I keep a few of these little mop on hand to clean all sorts of things like the inside of the toilet tanks etc. I buy mine at the dollar store.

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