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Old 10-16-2015, 12:30 PM   #24411
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Transferring general computer notes (troubleshooting etc) from my old Toshiba handbook (before I pack it away). My new Lenovo laptop didn't come with a handbook (but has an online facility for support etc) - all well and good if the initial problem is not about logging in or power.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:58 PM   #24412
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When I was a kid, you sprinkled the clothing or items to be ironed...My mother had a sprinkler head stuck in a soda bottle...
I still have my Mom's old bottle and sprinkler. I don't use it, but I keep it anyway.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:04 PM   #24413
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I remember those bottles with the sprinkler head. The drops that those put on clothes to be ironed just aren't small enough. A spray bottle, like an old Windex bottle, makes much finer drops and you don't have to wait to iron. My sister was baffled why her ironing was easier and better when she used spray starch. I told her to try with water, and when she tried it, that worked just as well.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:47 PM   #24414
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I iron my own shirts and love the steam feature. To each his own I guess.

I remember the aluminum sprinkler head and mom would use a big quart 7-Up bottle.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:51 PM   #24415
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My mom was an avid Coca Cola drinker, so her sprinkler head was attached to a Coke bottle.

In the extremely rare cases when I iron, I use a plant mister.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:53 PM   #24416
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We have an iron that steams and sprays. Works great.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:29 PM   #24417
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I love to do the ironing. As a child that is one thing I could do to make my mother happy. To this day I still do it like she taught me. When hanging the wash on the line everything is in order. All the towels together, socks in pairs, blouses and pants in a row. The one thing I don't do is iron the sheets anymore. In those days the material was a lot stiffer. I don't remember her putting any softener in the water. She had a wringer washer and no dryer till the day she died. Dad wanted to buy a new modern washer and dryer for her but she said no. Another thing I liked to do as a child was to put the lace curtains on the stretcher bars.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:49 PM   #24418
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When I iron...oh wait, I don't iron. Shrek has a small tabletop ironing board and a steam iron. I had gotten him an ironing pad, but he didn't like it.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:06 PM   #24419
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I wasn't very bright as a kid. One day mom was ironing my clothes and I asked if I could try it. From that day forward I was responsible for my own ironing. When I was newly divorced, I washed and ironed all my dress shirts - it was all I could afford. Now I do all my own ironing (there isn't much) and SO's as well.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:21 PM   #24420
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I remember mama using one of those sprinkle bottles, then rolling the clothes up tight and putting them in the refrigerator till the next day. I don't know why though.
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