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Old 04-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #31
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Prime cut sirloin steak, baked potato and steamed corn on the cob. Plus a cup of coffee - fresh ground chocolate, caramel nut beans.

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We went on a neighborhood porch crawl today - 6 houses serving different nibbles and drinks. I ate myself silly, DH not so much. He had last night's leftovers; I'm just having a glass of wine.
That really does sound like fun, do you do that often GG?

We dont have things like that going on in our street
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:28 AM   #33
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I have a button on my smoke detector that tells it to ignore smoke for 10 minutes.

The previous one would tell me that I was making toast.
Oh what I'd give for that feature! We built our house in 2000; all the smoke detectors are interconnected. NO override, no way to turn them off since they are hard-wired but battery back-up. And, just like the old strings of Christmas lights, when one goes off they ALL go off!
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Oh what I'd give for that feature! We built our house in 2000; all the smoke detectors are interconnected. NO override, no way to turn them off since they are hard-wired but battery back-up. And, just like the old strings of Christmas lights, when one goes off they ALL go off!
I've never lived anywhere with hard wired smoke detectors. I buy them in a box and put in a battery. We're supposed to replace them every 10 years. I think I like the individual ones in a box better. You can get one that doesn't detect steam for near the bathroom. The one in the living room, not far from the kitchen isn't supposed to detect most cooking fumes.
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Guess if I want cool stuff like that I have to move to Canada, eh?

O Canada, our home and adopted land.... Nah, doesn't sound right. Besides, too far from our kids.
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Guess if I want cool stuff like that I have to move to Canada, eh?

O Canada, our home and adopted land.... Nah, doesn't sound right. Besides, too far from our kids.
We could probably send you some.

I don't know what you would do with your hard wired ones though.
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That really does sound like fun, do you do that often GG?

We dont have things like that going on in our street
This is the third time they've done this and the first time we participated. Our neighborhood civic league organized it; it's a fundraiser for the league, which maintains a couple of neighborhood parks, among other things, and for the city animal shelter.

The league organizes several events during the year. In May, they're having a bike rodeo with a chili cook-off and in December they organize a holiday home tour

I haven't been very involved with the league recently, because my job became so demanding, but now that I'm not working, I want to do more with that.
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This is the third time they've done this and the first time we participated. Our neighborhood civic league organized it; it's a fundraiser for the league, which maintains a couple of neighborhood parks, among other things, and for the city animal shelter.

The league organizes several events during the year. In May, they're having a bike rodeo with a chili cook-off and in December they organize a holiday home tour

I haven't been very involved with the league recently, because my job became so demanding, but now that I'm not working, I want to do more with that.
That sounds really cool. Do you mind explaining how it works as a fundraiser? Might be some people here who want to copy the idea.
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That sounds really cool. Do you mind explaining how it works as a fundraiser? Might be some people here who want to copy the idea.
The league advertised the event through their Facebook page and the newsletter they distribute, and probably flyers in the local shops. The attendance was limited to 100 people, who paid $15 for league members or $20 for non-members. So they raised at least $1,500. I'm not sure how they divvied it up. The hosts donated the food and drinks, which could not have been cheap Although one is a chef at a university, so she has access to wholesalers, so they probably saved some money that way. One of the houses was serving traditional Southern food, including fried green tomatoes. I asked the hostess where she got green tomatoes this time of year; she said Restaurant Depot, which is a wholesaler.
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Thanks GG. Does the League assign which houses one visits? Did people socialize much?
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