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Old 09-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #121
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My other vent is I found out what was munching my tomatoes. A mouse. Bold little bugger was on the wall of the house in plain view of all of us! Well, the traps are now out and I have the noise things out too. Hope that works. I'm sick of finding half eaten tomatoes on the vine!
The little brat should have the courtesy to finish the tomato he started
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #122
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Indeed!

We have a fairly new French door fridge. The other day I lifted the meat/cheese door, and one side of the plastic part holding it on snapped right off. Super Glue did not work. The door is now useless, and is probably irrepairable. Or if it could be fixed, probably ridiculously expensive. Grrrrrr.

The plastic part with a normal size pear:

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #123
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My petty vent is that each new doctor I see for one thing wants me to get off a medication prescribed by another doctor and/or put me on something new that reacts. Right now I am off my diuretic because my ENT says that it is part of my throat problem (make saliva thick). My throat is no better and the fluid in me is triggering my pain. I found an herbal one, but it doesn't work as well.

I really don't want to be on ANY of these pills, but I also have to be able to function!

This falls under the petty category because as soon as either I go back on it or get the herbal working better, I will feel better and forget that I was mad about it!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #124
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I have a bird feeder petty vent, too. Yesterday while filling it, I noticed a little beaten-down path leading from the fence, through the grass to where the seed falls onto the ground. Looks like some little varmint is creeping in at night and getting fat on the bird seed. I have my suspicions as to what it is, and I think it's bigger than Robert Burns's 'wee sleekit tim'rous cow'rin beastie.' I moved the feeder to the other side of the yard and hope that works. If not, I must decide whether or not to keep feeding the birds. Rats! if you'll pardon the expression.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #125
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If I could bend over backwards, I would kick myself from here to where ever. I was talking to my girlfriend in Atlanta last night. It seems her ex-husband who is up here for treatment for his cancer is in the hospital and has had surgery. He and his present wife has been staying at the Hope Lodge run by the American Cancer Society. Since he is going to be in there for a while, they want the room for another patient. So she must find a hotel/motel room to stay in. She found one about 20 miles outside of Boston. Way too far. So big mouth here offered to help her find an inexpensive place to stay that is much closer. What have I done. Oh well, I will just have to bite the bullet and do my best. Just know that you are now friends with a total idiot who doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #126
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Effing mouse got more tomatoes! ARGH!
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #127
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Alix do you have other animals that live on the property? If not, try surrounding the garden with moth balls.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #128
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Dog and two cats here Addie. Good thought though.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #129
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Dog and two cats here Addie. Good thought though.
You could also go to a sports good store and get skunk oil or some other animal urine to spread around. Fox, or any animal that is meant to hunt vermin.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #130
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Cut myself shaving left-handed this morning. Showering is a laugh riot. I've found I can dry off by laying in bed and turning the ceiling fan to 'high'. It's faster to let SO help.
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