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  • Yup macmaniac, laws, rules when and how, all sorts of stuff. Check out this site, it will enlighten you:) http://www.aflag.com/flag-etiquette/

    Hmmm, aren't you up a stripe? There should be 7 stripes on top, the Union 'sitting' on a white stripe, then 6 stripes under that. But, other than that little gaffe, this is a very cool site and an incredibly inventive thing to do with old blinds besides making garden markers out of them:) And, you are hilarious in your instructions, loved reading this.

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  • Oh, definitely going to try this! What do I have to lose, except face when the neighbours see me doing this:) Just as an aside, I have a statue that has some cracks and pieces that have fallen off and am going to try to hot glue them too. Probably won't work, but who knows? Gotta try something:) Thanks for this, I voted for you.

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  • This is so cute! I'm going to make a bunch of them, and I bet that you can glue a, )can't remember what they're called, but you use them to pin something on your shirt,) that thing on the back and use it as a brooch type of thing. And, I'm going to name them all! Thanks!

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  • O.K., I don't want to make this as an exploding anything, but I am fascinated by your design! Is it possible to give the dimensions in inches? I would really like to make - sans the mousetrap - a bird house, out of wood, using this design.. But, I just may make an exploding outhouse in the near future:) Thanks

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  • You can get it on e-bay. To say it's pricey is a huge understatement!

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  • Oh! I'm so excited about this! For some reason I love planes! I buy them at estate sales and have all sizes and brands. Of course, most of them are unusable because they are a mess, but now, NOW! I can clean them up and fix them! I am so geeked to get started. I love tools. My brothers can't understand why their sister is so enamored with tools, all tools. I love ladders, too. The older the better:) Thanks for these directions, I'm going to get to fixing my planes this week - or next - depends:)

    Really, you can restore chisels? Please, tell me how. I have a bunch of old rusty ones that I got from estate sales. I love them all. A lot of people don't know that the tools, shovels, hoes, etc., that you buy from the store aren't sharpened. You have to sharpen them to get them to work right. And, a good chisel will do that. I need to resurrect mine, please, How?

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  • Oh, I just saw your reply! I's so happy this worked for you. Betsy Fartblossom is my cat. She got her name for very obvious, and unfortunate, reasons. That cat can clear a room!

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  • Yup, everything has been like that for a few years now. It's called "Planned obsolescence", where they plan on things breaking down in a few years. My stove is another example. I bought it in 1963, it's a Tappan, has pilot lights and is still going strong. Of course it looks a bit beat up, but I love my stove! I finally gave my upright freezer away because it wasn't a frost-free one and I was just too lazy to defrost it every month or so. It was a Philco that I got with the Rich Freezer Food Plan in 1962. Remember them? It went through 2 or 3 floods where the water was half way up the freezer, but it still ran. I gave it to a guy who had 6 kids and was quite excited to get it. I'm sure it's still running. It ran great for me, even after the floods. I'm not all intere…

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    Yup, everything has been like that for a few years now. It's called "Planned obsolescence", where they plan on things breaking down in a few years. My stove is another example. I bought it in 1963, it's a Tappan, has pilot lights and is still going strong. Of course it looks a bit beat up, but I love my stove! I finally gave my upright freezer away because it wasn't a frost-free one and I was just too lazy to defrost it every month or so. It was a Philco that I got with the Rich Freezer Food Plan in 1962. Remember them? It went through 2 or 3 floods where the water was half way up the freezer, but it still ran. I gave it to a guy who had 6 kids and was quite excited to get it. I'm sure it's still running. It ran great for me, even after the floods. I'm not all interested in new and pretty, I want dependable and efficient products! My disposer finally died after 49 years, too:) They don't make them like they used to make them, unfortunately.

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  • Mosquitoes used to leave me alone while I was heavy. I think they were watching their cholesterol! Now that I'm thinner, they are after me. I'm going to give this a try, thanks for the tip.

    I have used dryer sheets since they came out and my dryer - 50 + years old - is running just fine. Gone through 2 kids, a hubby, dog and cat beds, various weird stuff that needed washing and drying, and no brittle parts or chipped paint.

    sstone102 Once you are finished with the aluminum balls, you can use them to scrub out pots and pans or, even better, throw them on the floor for the cat!

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  • HAHAHAHA - you probably can! Did you see that episode of Boston Legal where Betty White cracked that guy on the head with a frying pan? Too funny. Should work on kids too:)

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  • I'm scared of this recipe!

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  • Austin: Just put a brace on each side in front of the K looking legs for the strength you need. I made a similar table with 4 braces, except I used a 6 x 1 1/2" or so board for the front. It's lower than the top. On one end I cut a 4" hole. Now, when things roll or fall off of the table top, they go into this 'well' and not on the floor. If there is saw dust from a project, I sweep it into the 'well' and then to the hole where I have attached a coffee can underneath to catch the saw dust. I use this saw dust, mixed with wood glue, to fill in any voids in the top of the table or any other project that needs a bit of help. It's been going strong for over 30 years:) I hope this is clear:)

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  • I love that you said not to use the pre-shredded cheese. We must do our own, like Trump says "Make America Grate (great) again!" HA!

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  • I find it so relaxing to cook the old fashioned way. I'm retired and have all the time in the world. Even when I was working, I never cooked fast. I have a microwave, but it's only for heating stuff up or cooking the occasional frozen meatless patties. I'm vegetarian, and my sweetie isn't, so I slow cook everything for him. He loves cheese, and bacon, and will love this bread. I'm going to surprise him with it this week:)

    Put it on your lap and sing to it. Yeah, I agree, Simon and Garfunkel or maybe some Temptations:)

    I don't have a bread maker or a slow cooker. I love the old fashioned get your hands in it kind of cooking, the kind where you can smell it cooking, smell the yeast bread rising and knead it, chop the veggies, all hands on like grand mom used to do. Comfort food isn't always in the eating, it's a lot about the making. What's the rush? Take your time and enjoy the cooking experience.

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  • Yeah, today I told my friend that another friend had something up his arm besides his sleeve:( But, back to the horse thing. Check this video out:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdrZfat-sak

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  • I'm so happy you had great results. I had a cast iron frying pan that had yuck built up on the outside. I put this stuff on it, let it sit for about 3 minutes and scraped the majority of the yuck up. Three more tries and the pan was as clean as new. So easy to do:) Oh, the Fartblossom is a name I call my cat, Betsy, - for obvious reasons:) That cat can clear a room!

    Whatever works for you is a bonus! Keep with your own tried and true and you will never be let down.

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  • I have absolutely no use for this, but I MUST find one! This is so cool. Can't wait to try it. And Joan Crawford said "No more wire hangers!" What was she thinking??? I'm off to the garage to give it a go right now. In your face Mommy Dearest! HA!

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  • Hey! Like my sweetie, who complains that he's short, I tell him "You're not short, you're fun sized!"

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  • Why thank you. I didn't think I wrote that so it was understandable. Hope you make one and use it to clean your gutters. It's also useful for spraying behind things to get the leaves and stuff out so you don't have to drag pots and things around.

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  • Nah, just the one male, Perkins. He was the bird who came to dinner. He was my daughters bird, and when she went on vacation I took him for 2 weeks. That was 18 years ago, he's been here ever since. He only poops in a couple of places, and down several pictures:) I love that little guy. He doesn't have a cage, I wouldn't want to live cooped up. He flies around the house and only got out once, 14 years ago. He was gone for 10 days, near death when I got him back. He's not too interested in going by outside doors any more:) He sleeps on the back of the 1/2 bathroom door. I put a length of plastic gutter on the door and he gets in there and goes to sleep:) Can't fall out of bed that way! He used to sleep on the top of the door and I nearly slammed his foot in the door, so I had…

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    Nah, just the one male, Perkins. He was the bird who came to dinner. He was my daughters bird, and when she went on vacation I took him for 2 weeks. That was 18 years ago, he's been here ever since. He only poops in a couple of places, and down several pictures:) I love that little guy. He doesn't have a cage, I wouldn't want to live cooped up. He flies around the house and only got out once, 14 years ago. He was gone for 10 days, near death when I got him back. He's not too interested in going by outside doors any more:) He sleeps on the back of the 1/2 bathroom door. I put a length of plastic gutter on the door and he gets in there and goes to sleep:) Can't fall out of bed that way! He used to sleep on the top of the door and I nearly slammed his foot in the door, so I had to come up with something for him. Now everyone's happy! Betsyfartblossom is my cat who has seriously pestilential, to near fatal, gas attacks while sleeping on my chest, butt towards my face:( But I love her too. Perkins taunts her a lot.

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  • Be sure to leave some of the flowers with the seed heads for the birds who get really hungry in the winter.

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  • Sometimes I sing in the shower and water gets in my mouth. Don't want to drink any of that non-potable water. My cooking is bad enough, why add insult to injury???

    Isn't that great that his son still thinks his dad is great? Hopefully he will continue and they will have what looks like a great relationship. Way to go dad! You're doing a find job with that boy.

    Oh, about the garden tool hack. Be sure to put the pipe close enough to the bottom of whatever you're attaching it to so that you can lift the - whatever you're lifting - out of it without hitting the ceiling. Don't ask me how I know this:(

    O.k., this is too cool! I want to make a 4 sided one with holes on an angle to water my small garden. What I made - now try to follow me here:{ - is I took a piece of 1/2 inch pvc about 5 feet long and on one end put a piece of 1/2 " pvc that was bent at a near downward angle. On the other end of the long piece I put a hose connector and use it to clean out my gutters and sometimes I use it without the hose attached to get stuff out of the bushes:) I also took a large Y shaped pvc pipe and put it in my Guinea Pigs cage (that was a stretch) and he loves to run in and out of it. Maybe I should attach another piece to make a tunnel.

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  • Yes, it was funny, I laughed:)

    Firepuncher, just say "That's nice" and let it go. Don't overthink and over analyze stuff. When you do, it makes the other person feel small, and you wouldn't want that, would you???

    Yes, Cliffystones, it was funny, I laughed:)

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  • This is great! Ignore all of the snarky comments, they're just jealous they weren't smart enough to figure this out. It is not up to us to take a life, unless it's a mosquito. They start it! Catch and release is good. Oh, by the by, mice don't really care for cheese. Years ago they were on ships and that was the only thing available for them to eat. They love peanutbutter.

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