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Old 12-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #3741
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I guess I'm different from most. If it rings I answer it. First I check the caller ID. If it's a telemarketer, I hang up. Otherwise, I feel if someone I know is calling me, I owe them the courtesy of a response.

I also read all emails and respond to those that need a response.

I don't text. Almost no one texts me. If I get a text, I respond.

To each his own.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:21 PM   #3742
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I made slow-cooker apple butter for holiday gifts, and prepared to can it today. I gathered the jars, equipment, etc., got the canner water boiling, and... I can't find the dang canning tongs. I'm so freaking aggravated. I'm sick of Christmas already.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:29 PM   #3743
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I made slow-cooker apple butter for holiday gifts, and prepared to can it today. I gathered the jars, equipment, etc., got the canner water boiling, and... I can't find the dang canning tongs. I'm so freaking aggravated. I'm sick of Christmas already.
Don't get mad GG,Dahling...Get even!

Do you have an Oven Glove.Ov glove whatever the technical term is for them are today?

Had that happen to me.Once canning.Once having to reach into a hot smoker to retrieve a fallen rack of ribs.Got the glove both times worked great.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:46 PM   #3744
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I guess I'm different from most. If it rings I answer it. First I check the caller ID. If it's a telemarketer, I hang up. Otherwise, I feel if someone I know is calling me, I owe them the courtesy of a response.

I also read all emails and respond to those that need a response.

I don't text. Almost no one texts me. If I get a text, I respond.

To each his own.
Don't you love caller ID? It's my best friend.
I don't answer unless I know the person calling.If it shows up as VOIP recording(Vote for me types) I press the off button.The phone still rings.I just don't hear it.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:57 PM   #3745
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I have a 6.5 slow cooker. I also have 18 canning jars (pints) that I have been carrying around from home to home. Can I use my slow cooker for canning? Does it have to be a special S.C.? It is too late this year, but next year I am thinking of making some presents of cranberry sauce. I already have the checkered cloth and straw ties for the lids.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:06 PM   #3746
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No, you can't use a slow cooker for canning. You can't be sure it will get to the proper temperature for safe infection control.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:18 PM   #3747
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No, you can't use a slow cooker for canning. You can't be sure it will get to the proper temperature for safe infection control.
Thank you. I wasn't sure. It does come to a boil when on high, but I don't want to take any chances. I will go with what I know best.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:54 PM   #3748
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Don't get mad GG,Dahling...Get even!

Do you have an Oven Glove.Ov glove whatever the technical term is for them are today?

Had that happen to me.Once canning.Once having to reach into a hot smoker to retrieve a fallen rack of ribs.Got the glove both times worked great.
Munky, I think the Ove-Glove works that way in only a dry environment. They may have come out with wet-use ones since Himself got me one years ago, but even steam goes through the original one.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:57 AM   #3749
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Bakechef, I understand that sometimes you can be involved in something and can't pick up the phone immediately, but I find it hard to believe that every time I call her she's too busy to answer. Also, I only call her once every couple weeks or so, when I need to know something, never just to chat. I guess my issue with my DIL is that I have seen her do that with her phone when she is sitting having a cup of coffee. One time I was at the hospital, with DH in the ER. Neither she nor my son answered their phone, so I had to tell them on VM that his Dad was in the ER. They responded the next morning.
I understand what you mean completely, but now that we are in the day and age where your phone (for me it's my only phone) is with you all the time, I've had to pick and choose when to answer. Friends and family know that if it's urgent, to ring me a second time and if I can, I'll answer it, if I can't they'll text and say "call me!"
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DH and I just got home from our daughters house, where we spent Christmas day. We almost didn't make it up to their house. We were driving to a busy intersection, we had the green light, we were about '5 seconds' away when a car ran the red light (he must have doing at least 70 to 80 miles an hour)because he was being chased by the police. I told my husband that we have never been that close to death before. When we got to my daughters house and told them what happened there were thankful hugs all around.
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