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Old 06-06-2015, 11:24 AM   #23341
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Oh, those green 13 column spreadsheets! At the time, I actually enjoyed them, especially getting them to balance.

Today, I look back and wonder how we managed without computers. I have Excel spreadsheets for listing the books I've read, lists of food in the freezer, fridge,

Actually now that I have direct deposit, I don't need to do any kind of spreadsheet. I can check my balance by pushing a few buttons on my phone, and I know what I have available because all purchases are recorded as I make them.

I love the technical age I live in.

Most of my Excel spreadsheets are just forms to help me keep tabs on what food I have on hand.

The book list is so I don't buy another copy of a book I've already read. I keep an up to date copy in my pocket book. This is a necessity for me as I read 4 or 5 books a week.
Z, when I was in H.S. I took a couple of college courses (Latin, Advanced English) along with the Office Studies I was taking. One of the classes was for "Office Machines." Typewriters, and adding machines, along with some others. I was telling my daughter about the adding machines. She just can't grasp what I was talking about. "You mean like a computer Ma?"
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Old 06-06-2015, 01:58 PM   #23342
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Addie, you reminded me of an old calculator that was still used in the late '60s and early '70s in Denmark. Did you ever use one of these calculators? I thought they were very nifty.

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Old 06-06-2015, 02:21 PM   #23343
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When I first started work in accounting in the late 60s, we used a Friden Comptometer to calculate number for those green 13 column spreadsheets.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #23344
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Not sure if this should be what are you doing or a vent. They both coincide with each other.

I'd like to slap the pharmaceutical companies. It would just make my day.
All those years of tolerating taking the heart meds. Living with the side effects.Being told to relax it's all part of your getting better.

My back xrays were shown to me yesterday. The damage has been done.
The constant now unrelenting pain inflammation is something that I'll now have to get used to dealing with.I'm going to try herbal supplements. Going in once a week for pressure point relaxation.

The meds caused me to loose some muscle mass. Which is causing all the inflammation. I was also told that they can see, and it will be sent to my Dr. An additional serious problem. He better get on it.

waiting for the Tylenol to kick in.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:59 PM   #23345
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Aw Munky, that's terrible. I hope your doctor is helpful.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:09 PM   #23346
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Well, that sux, Munky. Hope things get better.

I'm very pleased. My favorite swimsuit, which is black and white and "high test" came back from our last vacation with the white parts orange. Researching, there's an ingredient in sunscreen that does that. So I soaked it in Oxyclean and washed it in our high iron-containing well water. Worst thing I could do. The orange came out even darker, apparently the combination of Oxyclean and well water will do that. I was greatly annoyed, considering the suit was expensive and had a large amount of spandex.

I looked a bit more online, and found a recommendation to soak it in citric acid and water overnight, and lo and behold, the white parts are white again! Who knew? I've had the citric acid powder in the cupboard for maybe 20 years!
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Glad to hear you found a way to rescue that swimsuit. Maybe I should pick up some citric acid.
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I'm now soaking a favorite swimsuit coverup that also has orange sunscreen stains on it, and it was washed in Oxyclean and put through the dryer several times. If the citric acid works on it as well, I'm buying more!

Though I do hope nothing falls apart!
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I'm now soaking a favorite swimsuit coverup that also has orange sunscreen stains on it, and it was washed in Oxyclean and put through the dryer several times. If the citric acid works on it as well, I'm buying more!

Though I do hope nothing falls apart!
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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I'm now soaking a favorite swimsuit coverup that also has orange sunscreen stains on it, and it was washed in Oxyclean and put through the dryer several times. If the citric acid works on it as well, I'm buying more!

Though I do hope nothing falls apart!
Would white vinegar do the same thing that the citric acid is doing?

They are both acids, citric acid vs acetic acid.

I'm not sure, just trying to save you some room on the shelf for the next twenty years!
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