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Old 08-28-2015, 05:50 AM   #201
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I found 1/3 of a garter snake on my front step, it was missing the head and the tail. Apparently one of the neighbors' cats brought me a hostess gift.

I'm not a squeamish person, but I popped the garage door, and used that to go in and out instead of the front door. Usually I'm the one who takes care of dead birds, rodents, and insects or arachnids, inside or outside, but this was just gross.

When I told DH that it was his turn to dispose of the dismembered portion of snake, he didn't believe me. Lo and behold, when we went out the front door for our walk, the snake chunk was gone! Thinking one of our many omnivorous groundsquirrels might have gotten a nice meal.
Next time you hit the thrift shops pick up an extra one to hang in the garage. If you are prepared it will never happen again!

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Old 08-28-2015, 09:43 AM   #202
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Next time you hit the thrift shops pick up an extra one to hang in the garage. If you are prepared it will never happen again!

Now that IS the truth...think I'll get a pair.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:57 AM   #203
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Next time you hit the thrift shops pick up an extra one to hang in the garage. If you are prepared it will never happen again!


Duh! I have a spare pair DH uses to clean the gutters. Great idea. I wasn't looking forward to disposing of the remains with a glove or paper towel. Yuck.

A friend who lives in the tropics, in the jungle, always has a pair of tongs at the ready as her house frequently hosts large tarantulas, scorpions, baby boas, and other creepy crawlies.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:42 AM   #204
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Duh! I have a spare pair DH uses to clean the gutters. Great idea. I wasn't looking forward to disposing of the remains with a glove or paper towel. Yuck.

A friend who lives in the tropics, in the jungle, always has a pair of tongs at the ready as her house frequently hosts large tarantulas, scorpions, baby boas, and other creepy crawlies.
Note to self! Never move to the tropics. I thought living in Texas with all the snakes and roaches that you could ride was bad enough. Go out at night and walk on the grass to the car. Crunch, crunch, crunch. A carpet of roaches to walk on.
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:24 PM   #205
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There is no way to fold a fitted sheet. I've seen Martha Stewart do it on TV, but her method has never worked for me.

I find the "bunch it into a ball and stuff it into the linen closet" is the best method.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:17 PM   #206
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Dawg, I saw a cool tip somewhere: store sheets, and the second pillowcase if there is one, inside the matching pillowcase. This way, it's easy to pull the set out and there's no need to make the fitted sheet look neat
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This is a very good idea, GG!

Stuffing the fitted sheet into the pillow case right now! Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:22 PM   #208
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This is a very good idea, GG!

Stuffing the fitted sheet into the pillow case right now! Thanks!
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That's a good idea. I use the guest room bed as a table and spread out the flat sheet, put the fitted on top of that, then the pillowcases, and fold everything all up together in one big square. I'll try the pillowcase method next time.
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I am one of those obsessive people who can't let a simple sheet defeat me. I practiced and practiced until I got it down right. Now I can't do any less. Even when I just roll it up into a ball, I HAVE to take it out of the drawer five minutes later and fold it right. Nothing like self punishment! I just love a good headache!
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