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Old 03-01-2016, 02:42 PM   #4911
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Forget trying to catch anything, Chief. I'm more interested in finding out how your DW is after you...
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...take DW to a doctor's appointment...
I hope she's fully recovered, or at least very close to being back as good as new. Still keeping you two in my thoughts. An update for us here would be nice, right?
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:47 PM   #4912
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I hope your day is getting better, and sending best wishes to Mrs. Chief.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:47 AM   #4913
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It's been a very mild winter. 3 days back, it snowed enough to break out the snowblower. I cleared the driveways and walkways. Last snow to clear was around the Webber Kettle. I move the barbecue grill and began to clear the snow. Suddenly, the machine came to an instantaneous stop, with the motor stalling. I checked, and the ash catcher had fallen off of the Webber and had been buried in snow. The auger scooped in up and the ash catcher wedged between rear tines of the auger and the auger bowl.
That sucks. Thankfully we have a nice neighbor with a lot of toys. When there's snow, he drives over with his 4 wheeler ATV that has a snow blade. Only takes him a few minutes to push all the snow out of the driveway. There still is a little in between our cars that I have to shovel but that only takes a few minutes.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:15 PM   #4914
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Insurance, how many times can one complain about one? Apparently every time you deal with them. I sent a claim, made sure three times it had all necessary information. What do you think they did. They sent me a letter back stating that I didn't provide necessary information. I was so mad. Called them back. Person tells me not to worry. They have all the info they need. I almost exploded. I bet they do it on purpose just so they don't have to process the claim.


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Old 03-08-2016, 06:03 PM   #4915
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Insurance, how many times can one complain about one?
That reminds me.....State Farm (my insurance co) still owes me the $250 deductible I had to pay out of my own pocket after my wife's vehicle was side swiped back in Dec of 2014. The other party admitted fault and their insurance were supposed to reimburse State Farm for the total repair bill. When I made my first inquiry to SF about my refund they told me that they had trouble collecting from the other party.....that was about 3 months ago...
I think I'll call again during the week.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:08 PM   #4916
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Asian ladybugs and errant queen wasps. They're all over my sunroom, and my handheld vac is in constant use. I have no idea how they've been getting in, but they're all over. Someone had the brilliant idea years ago of importing Asian ladybugs to help control aphid populations on soybeans, and it backfired. And to add to the joy, the little suckers bite. Native ladybugs don't come inside, and don't nip.

The queen wasps are slow-moving and easy to catch and squish in a kleenex, but care is needed as they can sting.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:13 AM   #4917
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Dawg, I hear you about those ugly lady beetles. We get a huge crop of them every spring in a family room window. It faces east, but it's as close as you can get to the south side of the house without going around the corner. And in my bathroom. I've found one laying in the bottom of my water cup more than once.

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Decades ago, Himself gave me a really nice le Creuset frypan like this one:



After I used it yesterday, I set it bottoms-up on the stove top...and, apparently, too close to the edge. It slid past the edge and bounced off of the floor. At least it wasn't my foot, and I did have a throw rug in front of the stove. However, the drop cracked the pan straight through the metal down one side of the handle and partway across the underside of the handle. Himself said it's still OK to use, but I'm the one handling it with hot foods in it! I think I'll go with his suggestion of relegating it to grill duty. He said after he cooks on it he'll just leave it in place until it cools.

I'm really bummed about this. Until I started reading stuff about CI here at DC and also Serious Eats, this pan had hid in the cupboard. I didn't use/clean it correctly when I first got it and the interior of the pan looked like something you wouldn't want to cook on. Now it's nice and shiny, black as new...and, now, broken.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:16 AM   #4918
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Oh noes CG. That stinks.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:32 AM   #4919
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Mouses...in my cupboards...I found an entire 1 pound bag of Celtic Sea Salt spread all over the bottom shelf. I got a couple of the sonic pest chasers for the kitchen, now I have tinnitus. They say you can't hear them, but my tinnitus goes away when I unplug them. The cats are okay with it, so far, and they are staying off the counters.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:57 AM   #4920
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Mouses...in my cupboards...I found an entire 1 pound bag of Celtic Sea Salt spread all over the bottom shelf. I got a couple of the sonic pest chasers for the kitchen, now I have tinnitus. They say you can't hear them, but my tinnitus goes away when I unplug them. The cats are okay with it, so far, and they are staying off the counters.
Cats are ok with it!

It's time to have the talk with those cats!!

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