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Old 04-22-2014, 08:50 AM   #2871
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Lately I hand it to Shrek, he struggles with it and hands it back. Then I can get the lid off. I think Lehman's has a jar opener that will work for my.

I learned the other day I could no longer cross my fingers, arthritis is really gaining a hold.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:12 AM   #2872
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Lately I hand it to Shrek, he struggles with it and hands it back. Then I can get the lid off. I think Lehman's has a jar opener that will work for my.

I learned the other day I could no longer cross my fingers, arthritis is really gaining a hold.
Sorry to hear about the arthritis.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:19 AM   #2873
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Thanks, I've been using a stress ball to limber them up more. Biofreeze gel helps a lot.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:12 AM   #2874
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I have had a hard time opening jars for years and now lately I have trouble lifting the little tab on lift top cans, like soda cans, and now they are putting them on other cans like soup. I put the tip of a knife under it and lift, then it's sticking up high enough that I can get a grip on it. I know, I'm dangerous with a knife in my hand. My fingers don't hurt, they just don't work anymore.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #2875
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I have found that a piece of the rubber / bubbly textured cabinet liners really helps me a lot when it comes to opening jars. I had a left over square when I lined by cabinets.

My petty vent for this week is that I really wanted the Power Pressure Cooker XL I'm seeing on tv and advertised on this blog. I have a 4 quart one and love it but I also wanted a larger capacity. After I called and gave some stranger all my credit card information I was told that they didn't mail to Hawaii. WTH! Its not Timbuktu!

So then I ordered the 6 quart model they had on QVC. It got here yesterday and I found that it looked like it had been dropped. It was crushed in on the side. Thwarted yet again!
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:14 PM   #2876
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Lately I hand it to Shrek, he struggles with it and hands it back. Then I can get the lid off. I think Lehman's has a jar opener that will work for my.

I learned the other day I could no longer cross my fingers, arthritis is really gaining a hold.
I only have one finger that gives me problems. Otherwise, I can make a tight fist with both hands. I think it is all the needle crafts I do that keep my hands limber. The pain in my hips and spine is a circulations problem. Not arthritis. There is very little arthritis in my whole system. Every time they send me for an X-ray, there is very little arthritis in the area that has been shown. You would think that at the age of 75, there would be some crippling arthritis. Nope. My sister had rheumatoid arthritis and had crippling pain. There were some days when she couldn't even hold a fork to eat. She would have to have someone to feed her. So after seeing what she went through, you have my sympathy Princess. I hope and pray you never get to the stage she was in when she died.

BTW, I tried and found I could cross my fingers with no problem at all. I can bring my middle finger down to the knuckle on my index finger. No pain at all.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:00 PM   #2877
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I have found that a piece of the rubber / bubbly textured cabinet liners really helps me a lot when it comes to opening jars. I had a left over square when I lined by cabinets.

My petty vent for this week is that I really wanted the Power Pressure Cooker XL I'm seeing on tv and advertised on this blog. I have a 4 quart one and love it but I also wanted a larger capacity. After I called and gave some stranger all my credit card information I was told that they didn't mail to Hawaii. WTH! Its not Timbuktu!

So then I ordered the 6 quart model they had on QVC. It got here yesterday and I found that it looked like it had been dropped. It was crushed in on the side. Thwarted yet again!
Call Customer Service at QVC immediately. They have the best CS I have ever encountered. I believe I can guarantee you will have a new Pressure Cooker in your home by the end of the week. And I believe they will tell you to send the damaged one back. I have never had a problem with their CS. They take your word for any problem, real or imagined.
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Call Customer Service at QVC immediately. They have the best CS I have ever encountered. I believe I can guarantee you will have a new Pressure Cooker in your home by the end of the week. And I believe they will tell you to send the damaged one back. I have never had a problem with their CS. They take your word for any problem, real or imagined.
+1. QVC's CS is outstanding. My brother used to work for them, and my mom ordered from them all the time.
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Call Customer Service at QVC immediately. They have the best CS I have ever encountered. I believe I can guarantee you will have a new Pressure Cooker in your home by the end of the week. And I believe they will tell you to send the damaged one back. I have never had a problem with their CS. They take your word for any problem, real or imagined.
QVC has a grade A return policy. It's already on its way. I just printed out a return address and requested a replacement on the paperwork. After I noticed the dent I noticed that the box had been crushed in on that side as well. Stuff happens I guess. But now I have to delay my gratification! Oh the humanity!
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I wish I had enough money (or a large enough credit limit) that I could sit on the couch and order things from QVC all day. I think that's what my neighbors across the street do. The UPS truck is at their house several times per week. They have a small 3 bedroom ranch. I have no idea where they're putting all this stuff, but I'm so jealous!
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