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Old 07-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #951
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they never bite me either, neither do fleas.

would you believe the sink was draining fine while guy was here. we both agree that maybe the liquid plumber finally worked. i had let the hot water run last night into sink. it took a very long time before it backed up. he said we should get enzymes from home depot, same as used for septic tanks and do it for couple or three months. he also said the older pipes sometimes get a build up just from rinsing dishes. only good thing was no charge. i was glad but did feel a bit stupid. it sure was plugged up and even backed into the dishwasher. oh well, we shall see.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:39 PM   #952
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they never bite me either, neither do fleas.

would you believe the sink was draining fine while guy was here. we both agree that maybe the liquid plumber finally worked. i had let the hot water run last night into sink. it took a very long time before it backed up. he said we should get enzymes from home depot, same as used for septic tanks and do it for couple or three months. he also said the older pipes sometimes get a build up just from rinsing dishes. only good thing was no charge. i was glad but did feel a bit stupid. it sure was plugged up and even backed into the dishwasher. oh well, we shall see.

Don't feel stupid...that kind of thing happens all the time. My computer at work does it daily, the dumb thing is trying to make me look bad.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:06 AM   #953
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They won't even touch me...I haven't had a mosquito bite since I was a teen.
Do you take anything that keeps them from biting, or do they just not like you? When I took B-Complex vitamins they never bit me.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:14 AM   #954
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Do you take anything that keeps them from biting, or do they just not like you? When I took B-Complex vitamins they never bit me.
I take Super B-Complex and I eat lots of garlic. But the B-Complex has only been about three years. They think my sister is a banquet.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:37 AM   #955
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I get so frustrated with our system sometimes. I bought an old truck off of a friend last week. Had some work done on it, got the safety check, and now it is in pretty good shape. Today I went into town to get the ownership changed over and the plates changed. Well, due to the fact that it is over 20 years old, I have to go and pay$35 for a separate appraisal so they can tax me on the value. Then, the old plates I had on a vehicle can't be transferred because they are not truck plates, so I need to cancel them, then wait for a refund in the mail for the remaining cost I paid for the sticker. Then I need to buy new stickers for the old truck. She offered me a temporary permit for 15 dollars. I said no thanks. The truck is still under my friends name and insurance so thankfully I can drive it anothe 35 miles to get an apprasal at a certified apraiser. You know, the one that is going to cost me 35 dollars so they can calculate how much tax I have to pay on a 20 year old vehicle.

Man! I hate the bs sometimes! OK, I hate the BS all of the time.
Perhaps the day will come when everything we own will require licensing (registration) and insurance. Such red tape might be foisted upon us under the guise of being for the greater good and as a counter terrorism measure. Bicycles and personal computers (and even chickens) could be likely candidates for more regulation and taxation.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:12 AM   #956
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They won't even touch me...I haven't had a mosquito bite since I was a teen.
Same here. I used to get bitten all the time and then suddenly nothing. We can be out in the yard and I'm "Huh? What mosquitoes???"
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Mosquitos love me...always have. I hate mosquitos.
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Eat lots of thyme and rosemary for a natural insect repellent. Honest!
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they never bite me either, neither do fleas.

would you believe the sink was draining fine while guy was here. we both agree that maybe the liquid plumber finally worked. i had let the hot water run last night into sink. it took a very long time before it backed up. he said we should get enzymes from home depot, same as used for septic tanks and do it for couple or three months. he also said the older pipes sometimes get a build up just from rinsing dishes. only good thing was no charge. i was glad but did feel a bit stupid. it sure was plugged up and even backed into the dishwasher. oh well, we shall see.
Hooray! Free-running drain and no plumber's charge! I wonder if his no-charge was his Random Act of Kindness; if so, hooray for him, too.

There be reason to celebrate. Have you heard that it's National Chocolate with Almonds day here in the States?
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #960
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Eat lots of thyme and rosemary for a natural insect repellent. Honest!
I'll believe you. I won't eat rosemary though. I hate it.

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Mosquitos love me...always have. I hate mosquitos.
Me too. Do you know your blood type? I read that they prefer type O.

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Same here. I used to get bitten all the time and then suddenly nothing. We can be out in the yard and I'm "Huh? What mosquitoes???"
Lucky bugger! They've ALWAYS loved me.

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I take Super B-Complex and I eat lots of garlic. But the B-Complex has only been about three years. They think my sister is a banquet.
Well if garlic repels them they would NEVER bite me! Seriously though, I think anyone would get chomped here this week. We've had so much wet weather the water table has risen and hatched eggs that have been dormant for up to 5 years. These little buggers are HUNGRY. You literally cannot go outside without repellent and even with it, you will still get swarmed. You just might not get bitten if you are wearing your repellent. Walking the dog is a nightmare.
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