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Old 10-15-2015, 04:49 PM   #24401
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Several neighborhoods in my city use it. It's pretty cool, I think. It's mostly posts on lost pets, local events, stuff like that. The city police department is on it, too. At the beginning of the school year, a car with a few men tried to talk to some kids at a bus stop; They ran to tell someone and a parent got a picture of the car and posted it on Fb and NextDoor. The police followed up; it turned out to be a false alarm - the men were trying to ask where someplace was - but you never know.
Thanks and glad to hear that good report GG. I think I'll check it out too.
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:55 PM   #24402
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Gathering up the energy to do some vacuuming. The air intake for the furnace is covered in dust, may as well take care of the carpet while I am at it. Have cardboard boxes to break down, cut up and dispose of. Still looking for boxes in the garage, need to have it cleaned out before the snow flies. One more shelving unit to build and the living room will be furnished to perfection.
PF, just keep motivated to get completely settled by thinking how nice it will be when the snow begins to fall on your cozy wonderful home sweet home. Do you have a fireplace?
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:12 PM   #24403
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PF, just keep motivated to get completely settled by thinking how nice it will be when the snow begins to fall on your cozy wonderful home sweet home. Do you have a fireplace?
Yes, I do. It was left in a mess, but I now have the tools to clean up and get my fires going. Firewood will be no problem. Daddy owned a tree service and he has lots of firewood stacked in his yard.

Been looking up on how to whitewash so I can do the brick, I actually haven't decided yet, but it would brighten the room a bit.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:13 PM   #24404
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What are you doing?

Cleaned up and brought in the tropical hibiscus pots, now to dig up the red dracena in amongst the ornamental sweet potato vines. The greenhouse I go to in the spring has run out of them before, so I like to pot up and keep them year to year.

Man, it's windy here! Supposed to get down in the 20's soon.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:23 PM   #24405
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Several neighborhoods in my city use it. It's pretty cool, I think. It's mostly posts on lost pets, local events, stuff like that. The city police department is on it, too. At the beginning of the school year, a car with a few men tried to talk to some kids at a bus stop; They ran to tell someone and a parent got a picture of the car and posted it on Fb and NextDoor. The police followed up; it turned out to be a false alarm - the men were trying to ask where someplace was - but you never know.
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Thanks and glad to hear that good report GG. I think I'll check it out too.

I signed up and took a look around. It seems to have some nice features to keep you informed of things happening in the area. The one thing I'm not sure I like is the fact that it provides a directory of everyone in your area, with name and street address, that is a member so you can contact them by email. I will try it for a few days and see how it goes.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:31 PM   #24406
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Yes, I do. It was left in a mess, but I now have the tools to clean up and get my fires going. Firewood will be no problem. Daddy owned a tree service and he has lots of firewood stacked in his yard.

Been looking up on how to whitewash so I can do the brick, I actually haven't decided yet, but it would brighten the room a bit.
Ohhhhh, we need before and after pictures! Just think of how cool a white fireplace would be with those red walls at Christmas!!
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The fireplace is in the dining room and it has white walls with a dark wood paneling about 4 foot high.

I will have to get shots of the living room as soon as we get the last set of shelves up, they didn't have hardware with them so we called to have it sent.I'm still not happy with the curtains in the living room, but Shrek likes them.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:47 AM   #24408
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I had to do some ironing the other day. I have an ironing board that I found in a thrift shop more than 40 years ago and paid the grand sum of $.69. It had the price written on it in crayon. (before magic markers) It was made in the late 30's before all metal went to the war effort. The top is wooden and the legs heavy steel metal.

When I found this board, there was about 20 ironing pads on it. Whoever owned it would just put another pad on top of the old one. So I washed the top one, and when that one gave up the ghost, I would remove it and clean the next one. I finally get down to the last one about five years ago. I hated to have to buy a new pad, so I started to patch the last one on the board. I even patched the patches. When I pulled out the board, the last pad had to go. I tried to wash it, and it fell apart completely. I was picking out clumps of material. Time for a new pad.

Then I took a look at the board. The original label was still on it. It was put out by Sunbeam. It is now too heavy for me to bring out and lift. So my treasure of $.69 has to go. Not only time for a new pad, but a new board also. But alas, it doesn't end there. Poo bought me a Euro-Pro X iron about 20 years ago. It has a very large tank for the water and gives off steam like a furnace. I can iron for about an hour before I have to fill the tank again. Unfortunately, as much as I love it, that too has to be replaced. It also has become too heavy for me to lift and put it where I need it for ironing.

I will look for a new iron and an ironing pad. No more ironing boards. My hands simply cannot do some of the simple chores that I have done all my life as a housekeeper. Ninety-nine percent of my clothing is cotton. (Skin problems) So I still need to have an iron. But an ironing pad will suffice for me. I am going to miss Old Betsy (the iron) and the Iron Horse (board). Yes, I have named them. Just like I named my iRobot vacuum cleaner. (Rosie, after the Jettson's maid). Old Betsy has served me well through all my craft projects along with wrinkle free clothing. I am going to miss her.
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Addie, I have a steam iron, but I never use the steam. I find that spraying with a plant sprayer works much better. If you did that, whatever iron you get won't weigh as much when you iron with it, with no water in the reservoir.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:25 PM   #24410
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Addie, I have a steam iron, but I never use the steam. I find that spraying with a plant sprayer works much better. If you did that, whatever iron you get won't weigh as much when you iron with it, with no water in the reservoir.
What I have now, the tank is separate from the iron. And the tank is like a pressure cooker. When the tank is empty, you can't just take off the cap, you have to wait for the pressure to go down. It is the tank that is so heavy. It is a great iron. Even gets the wrinkles out of the heaviest linens.

Good tip TL. When I was a kid, you sprinkled the clothing or items to be ironed, rolled them up and by the time you got to the third item or such, all the ironing items were damp enough to be ironed. My mother had a sprinkler head stuck in a soda bottle. I do keep an empty Windex bottle filled with water under the sink. Lots of uses for it around the house.
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