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Old 03-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #9611
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Laundry, cleaning, and watching the weather from inside. Blizzard conditions; blowing and snowing. I like snow, but not like this, and I think I am ready for spring.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #9612
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Paid some of Mom's bills. Hard to get used to writing checks and using stamps, I pay all mine electronically. Was going to start some laundry, when I opened the washer lid, there was a white pillowcase and a white rug soaking in the washer. Upon inspection, they were covered in purpley- red stains. I sprayed the case with Wine-Away, which ALWAYS gets out red wine stains, but the stains didn't budge. When I questioned DH, he denied spilling anything and had been wondering where his pillowcase went. Only thing we can figure is the cleaning lady spilled some type of red liquid (apparently not wine) and tried to soak it out. I've got the case soaking in Oxyclean, but I'm afraid it's a lost cause.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #9613
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Paid some of Mom's bills. Hard to get used to writing checks and using stamps, I pay all mine electronically. Was going to start some laundry, when I opened the washer lid, there was a white pillowcase and a white rug soaking in the washer. Upon inspection, they were covered in purpley- red stains. I sprayed the case with Wine-Away, which ALWAYS gets out red wine stains, but the stains didn't budge. When I questioned DH, he denied spilling anything and had been wondering where his pillowcase went. Only thing we can figure is the cleaning lady spilled some type of red liquid (apparently not wine) and tried to soak it out. I've got the case soaking in Oxyclean, but I'm afraid it's a lost cause.
And then she forgot it...
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:47 PM   #9614
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And then she forgot it...
Yes. She forgets stuff in the strangest places. It's like a treasure hunt, I find vacuum cleaner parts, rolls of paper towels, spray bottles, dusters, remotes, etc, all far away from where they should be! Sweetest lady, but a mite distractable.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #9615
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Paid some of Mom's bills. Hard to get used to writing checks and using stamps, I pay all mine electronically. Was going to start some laundry, when I opened the washer lid, there was a white pillowcase and a white rug soaking in the washer. Upon inspection, they were covered in purpley- red stains. I sprayed the case with Wine-Away, which ALWAYS gets out red wine stains, but the stains didn't budge. When I questioned DH, he denied spilling anything and had been wondering where his pillowcase went. Only thing we can figure is the cleaning lady spilled some type of red liquid (apparently not wine) and tried to soak it out. I've got the case soaking in Oxyclean, but I'm afraid it's a lost cause.
There's also Rit or Tintex colour remover. If that doesn't work, you could dye it red.
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There's also Rit or Tintex colour remover. If that doesn't work, you could dye it red.
Oh, I have a packet of Rit color remover! Thanks for the reminder, Taxy! I'd thought of practicing my tie-dying too.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #9617
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It's not actually called the Obamaphone. That is a nickname because of the large number of people who are now on food stamps, welfare and Medicaid under this administration, and can qualify for the government funded phones. The free phones given out by the government are funded by the "universal service fund" on our phone bills. You can usually find it on the second page of your bill. The first telephone tax was passed in 1898 to fund the Spanish American War. It stayed on the books in some form until 2006! The Lifeline program ( the free phones) was spearheaded by President Wilson iN 1913. It was expanded by FDR in 1934. It was modernized by President Clinton in 1996.
The cost to those paying their phone bill has increased significantly since 2008 which may be another reason for the nickname. You are right, they are not actually called obamaphones. but...it didn't start with Reagan.
Very interesting, Chopper.
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Oh, I have a packet of Rit color remover! Thanks for the reminder, Taxy! I'd thought of practicing my tie-dying too.
Well hush my mouth. Oxyclean to the rescue! It took the stains out of the case! Soaking the rug in it now.
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Well hush my mouth. Oxyclean to the rescue! It took the stains out of the case! Soaking the rug in it now.
Go oxyclean!
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Dishes--for the 5th time today. I started the day by cleaning both fridges, pickled 3 doz eggs, and then tackled the sauce for tonight's lasagne, the bread, the mushroom appy, a batch of chicken soup, made homemade laundry soap, and am finally taking a little break while the bread rises and the noodle dough rests. Busy day in the kitchen. Oh, and 2 loads of laundry. I'm pooped.
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