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Old 11-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #2131
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Spike informed me last night that here in Massachusetts, our free ride has come to an end. Amazon and our Tax Department came to an agreement. Effective November 1, 2013, Amazon will now collect the sales tax for Massachusetts. So unless it a Prime purchase, we may as well shop in the brick and mortar. So that is what we will do. In his travels while working, he will be going right past a vacuum parts store and will pick up some bags for mine. There is no rush, as I just put in my last new bag. And I don't vacuum that often. Dang Amazon!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #2132
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I also use a cobweb covered Swiffer!

The truth is I start out with the Swiffer and end up crawling around the kitchen floor on my hands and knees with a sponge because the Swiffer does a lousy job, beats going to the gym!
The last time I moved to Tacoma, I rented a house that had a beautiful black with confetti floor in the kitchen. Only you would never know it. The previous tenant used an abundant amount each time of Mop and Glo. Mop and wax your floor all at the same time. It was so thick on the floor, you couldn't even see the pattern or the color of the tiles. It took me two whole days soaking the floor with ammonia and hot water to get it soft enough to scrape it up with an old metal dustpan. Then I put down two coats of bowling ally wax, buffing it in between coats. For the next three years I lived there all I ever had to do was run a quick mop over it. Spill a liquid? It would bead up and made it so easy to keep it all clean. The good side to that is there was so much Mop and Go on the floor that there was no wear on the tiles.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #2133
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I love my Bissell steam mop. It's lightweight and all I have to do is swing my arm back
and forth a few times. No soap, no rinsing.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:28 PM   #2134
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I love my Bissell steam mop. It's lightweight and all I have to do is swing my arm back
and forth a few times. No soap, no rinsing.
Sounds good. I wonder if I have the space for another "gadget". Do you know if they work okay on hardwood?
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #2135
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Spike informed me last night that here in Massachusetts, our free ride has come to an end. Amazon and our Tax Department came to an agreement. Effective November 1, 2013, Amazon will now collect the sales tax for Massachusetts. So unless it a Prime purchase, we may as well shop in the brick and mortar. So that is what we will do. In his travels while working, he will be going right past a vacuum parts store and will pick up some bags for mine. There is no rush, as I just put in my last new bag. And I don't vacuum that often. Dang Amazon!
"we may as well shop in the brick and mortar" Of course you must. Use it or lose it!

There is a big campaign where I live to persuade people to use the independent shops in the village. It was sparked off by the Anti-ASDA Campaign when we saw off a big supermarket's plan to buy the old 6th form college site and build an enormous 24 hour s/market and petrol station in the middle of a residential area away from the centre of the village. (Incidentally, ASDA is owned by Walmart.) It would have killed the small shops which sell you what you want, not what they tell you to want and which are mostly family concerns. The butcher I use has been in the same family for over 50 years, the other butcher for nearly 40 and the bakers for over 60.

I do use Amazon if the book I want is out of print but we have an excellent "proper " bookseller locally with all the advantages that a bookshop run by enthusiasts has.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #2136
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"we may as well shop in the brick and mortar" Of course you must. Use it or lose it!

There is a big campaign where I live to persuade people to use the independent shops in the village. It was sparked off by the Anti-ASDA Campaign when we saw off a big supermarket's plan to buy the old 6th form college site and build an enormous 24 hour s/market and petrol station in the middle of a residential area away from the centre of the village. (Incidentally, ASDA is owned by Walmart.) It would have killed the small shops which sell you what you want, not what they tell you to want and which are mostly family concerns. The butcher I use has been in the same family for over 50 years, the other butcher for nearly 40 and the bakers for over 60.

I do use Amazon if the book I want is out of print but we have an excellent "proper " bookseller locally with all the advantages that a bookshop run by enthusiasts has.
You make a good point.

We have a family run supermarket called Mourelatos, with an excellent selection of non-Asian ethnic foods. One of the big Canadian chain supermarkets (Loblaws) built a huge store right next to them. I was quite worried, but I guess there are a lot of people who prefer Mourelatos. They actually seem to be doing better since the super store has been there. I am pleased and relieved.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #2137
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Sounds good. I wonder if I have the space for another "gadget". Do you know if they work okay on hardwood?
I'm not sure. I don't have any hardwood, just vinyl and ceramic tile.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #2138
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Remember when I emailed the Public TV Station because their "submit recipe" website was not working? They send me an email telling me to send the recipe directly to their email.

I'm going to be in the cookbook, I'm going to be in the cookbook! LOL
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Remember when I emailed the Public TV Station because their "submit recipe" website was not working? They send me an email telling me to send the recipe directly to their email.

I'm going to be in the cookbook, I'm going to be in the cookbook! LOL
w00t!
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #2140
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Remember when I emailed the Public TV Station because their "submit recipe" website was not working? They send me an email telling me to send the recipe directly to their email.

I'm going to be in the cookbook, I'm going to be in the cookbook! LOL
Congratulations !!! WTG Carol !!
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