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by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: men
Replies: 30
Views: 6627

Re: men

39. Warming anywhere when I can't get warm. 40. Singing dear made-up songs and dancing in the kitchen. 41. Making tea at 5 in the morning. 42. Coming up with yet another way to get rid of invasive varmints in the garden. 43. Being good sports about kitchen experiments. 44. Always saying that I look ...
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for tin cans
Replies: 21
Views: 8639

Re: 101 uses for tin cans

Good for using kerosene, paint thinner, etc. for brush and tool cleaning.
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 non-swear words
Replies: 109
Views: 59471

Re: 101 non-swear words

Tarnation.

Drats.

Ghastly.

Horrors.

Goodness, gracious.

And one of my favorites from an elderly friend who recently passed on: Golly Moses!
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Stevia fans???
Replies: 42
Views: 11186

Stevia fans???

Anyone else here growing stevia and eating some every day? I finally found some plants and have them in a container this year. Have been eating a few leaves every morning. Heard it lessens the desire for eating sweets and normalizes blood sugar.
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 6646

Re: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?

Yes, I do remember someone saying that the army/navy surplus stuff and the very trendy stuff was what was sold to thrift stores in Canada. It was some mega-corporation-type thrift store set-up, such as Goodwill and Salvation Army are here. Too bad we don't get things in our thrift shops from other p...
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: daily kwh used
Replies: 27
Views: 6180

Re: daily kwh used

Contadino, what kind of meter is this that only the meter reader may read?
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 87106

Re: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"

Kathleen, thanks for the link about giving up shampoo. I thought people were trying to use baking soda directly on the scalp. Making a potion with water makes sense. I'd like to join the not buy anything new for one year challenge. The exceptions are more or less the ones I was thinking of. Hope a f...
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 10 things I've done that you probably haven't
Replies: 148
Views: 18071

Re: 10 things I've done that you probably haven't

Haven't finished reading everyone's lists yet, and I surely can not top the wildest, but here goes my list: 1) Packed up and moved to Europe, not knowing a soul, on a six-month return ticket, and stayed fourteen years. 2) Sang with the Bavarian State Opera. 3) Learned enough German Sign Language for...
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 countries that ishers are from
Replies: 29
Views: 5898

Re: 101 countries that ishers are from

6. USA, living again in the States after living in Germany for many years.
by LBR
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?
Replies: 36
Views: 4683

Re: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?

Ina, great idea about water for soaking. I'll keep some inside for pre-wash, rather thank scooping it all out for my garden. Andy, good point! I don't try to soften anything. Laundry which is hung outside gets stiff and scratchy. I do think it makes the towels more absorbent. My SO likes all his stu...
by LBR
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 15277

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Tea tree oil for toenail fungus. Raw honey for wounds. Gargling with hot, salt water for sore throats. Baking soda for brushing teeth. Baking soda for deodorant. Pat on damp underarms. (Don't rub, it makes it too abrasive.) Vinegar for hair rinse. Baking soda in bath water. Softens water and has a c...
by LBR
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 6646

Re: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?

The charity shops which used to have very good clothes and inexpensive prices are now selling trendy, cheap things at prices almost as high as the dep't store sales. It really takes looking and patience. It's also very difficult to find modest clothing. There is the same problem here with too many d...
by LBR
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 chemical free ideas for the home
Replies: 32
Views: 26899

Re: 101 chemical free ideas for the home

Baking soda is good for cleaning teeth and for deodorant (pat on damp underarms. Don't rub, as rubbing makes it too abrasive.) A very mild soap can be used for brushing teeth as well. Vinegar is good for a hair rinse.. Vinegar is good for cleaning linoleum as well as glass. I clean the inside of my ...
by LBR
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?
Replies: 36
Views: 4683

Re: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?

Tiggy, white vinegar will disinfect. So will hanging things in the sunshine. Goo and sludge build up is either from hard water or junk in the laundry liquid/powder. You can use baking soda, washing soda, Borax, or castile soap and avoid the gunk. Vinegar is good in the rinse cycle and helps dissolve...
by LBR
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: can't...bake....anymore.....
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: can't...bake....anymore.....

Good thing I'm so far away, or I'd want to taste everything, too. I'm planning to make those rice cereal treats with peanut butter and chocolate chips for a friend in a few days.