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August 30, 2010
Python 2.2.1 Programming Language
Why do I need Python 2.2.1.
Ice and Water Not Working on Kenmore Refrigerator
Neither the ice nor the water are working on my Kenmore refrigerator 5770*700.
Replacing the Elastic Waistbands
My daughter has some vintage skirts that had elastic waists that are now stretched out (old elastic cannot be removed), but the material still seems to be okay.
Growing Lavender from Seed
A lavender seed just sprouted in a glass filled with water. I want to plant it outdoors. Am I supposed to plant it outdoors or indoors of my apartment? Tell me please how am I supposed to planted it. Thank you!
Controlling Bamboo in the Garden
How do you control bamboo plants in the garden to stop them from spreading at the base?
Changing the Belt on a Dirt Devil Swivel Glide Upright Vacuum
I have an "older" Dirt Devil Swivel Glide upright vacuum cleaner. Now I've lost the instructions to change the belt. Can you help?
Vacationing in San Antonio
We're trying to plan a trip for fall break (late October). I suggested we go to San Antonio, and stay at a hotel on the Riverwalk. My husband's only reservation is that he thought the area has a lot of crime.
Wizard of Oz Decorations and Craft Ideas
I would like information on Wizard of Oz decorations and craft ideas.
How Do I Make Soft Sculpture Dolls?
I would like information on how to make soft sculpted dolls.
Art Nouveau or Art Deco Bedroom Decorating Ideas
I would like to create an art nouveau/deco room. My favourite colour is green. I was thinking of doing something green and chocolate brown with light pink. Any suggestions? This is for my new room away from home. I'm 21.
Determining the Origin and Value of Old Three Part Bottle
I have an old bottle; it is made in 3 different pieces welded together. The top, neck, the body, and the bottom are all welded together so you can see the 3 different pieces and the glass welding. It stands about 12 inches high, with a diameter of 4 inches.
Small Brown and White Bugs in Wood Headboard
My 5 1/2 year old and I have been getting these tiny little red bite marks that swell and itch. I first thought they where insect bites. Now I'm lost. I found little brown and white bugs in the corner of my homemade wood headboard that has padding and fabric.
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Trim roots and leaves from leeks, leaving only white and about 2 inches of green sections. Split lengthwise; slice crosswise about 1/4 inch thick.
Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes
Cook peeled potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Drain, mash until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat until light and fluffy. Cool. Cover and place in refrigerator.
Maraschino Cherry Salad
Drain pineapple and save 3 tablespoons juice. Drain cherries and save all juice. Mix fruit and marshmallows in one bowl. Set aside. In another large bowl, mix softened cream cheese with juices.
Grilled Avocado, Tomato and Basil Sandwich
A delicious toasted sandwich made with avocado and tomato.
Bake cake according to directions on cake mix box. When cool, crumble cake in a large bowl (leave a few spoonfuls of crumbs to decorate tops) and stir in can of cream cheese frosting.
These are better than takeout - honest!
Frozen Lemonade Dessert
So refreshing and easy to make, just three ingredients.
In 10 inch skillet, heat beans, salsa, corn, and carrot to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until carrot is tender. In 2 quart saucepan, heat water, milk, butter, and salt to boiling.
Homemade Chili Oil
Much less cost than store bought and can be made in five minutes or less. Combine oil and crushed red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. Cook over very low heat until oil reaches 180 degrees F.
Scenery: Maine Baxter State Park
I recently went to Maine Baxter State Park on vacation. This was a beautiful day. The sky was so blue and just caught my eye.
Travel: Sunset (Santiago, Chile)
During the summer, I traveled to Santiago, Chile to take care of my 2-year-old niece. One day I have the opportunity to go and explore Santiago all by myself. At the end of the day, I hiked Ciero Santa Lucia and I took this photo as the sun set on downtown Santiago.
Keep Safety Pins Handy
I have learned to keep a couple large pins attached to the cell phone/ID case I wear around my neck.
Maintaining a Paper Shredder
I was shredding paper, and my home paper shredder just quit on me. No noise, no sparks, no anything. It's held together by phillips screws, and being a former electronics tech, I decided to take it apart.
Use Dog Tag for Medical Information
I purchased a dog tag from PetSmart and on one side I have my name and phone number, on the other side I list O-POS / DIABETIC. It's attached to my key chain just in case of an emergency and can easily be seen.
Use Plastic Baton as Water Bulb
My little friend, took a half a plastic baton with the plastic top on and filled it with water and stuck it in my African violet that was doing rather poorly. The water line went down a little and then emptied.
Searching Documents for Word or Phrase
You can eliminate wasting time proofing a document looking for a particular phrase or word (i.e., if you opened a 120 page document and you were searching for something related to "Vitamin A"), by doing the following:
Link: Finish Your Food Cards
I just came across this site and I love this guy's sense of humor, and the clever creations he's posted so far! This particular link is to help you with picky eating children by way of printable cards, but I am sure you'll also like his other idea, too.
Prepare Onions in Bulk
To peel onions without tears, soak onions in water for 2 minutes and peel. Process by chopping some and slicing the rest in the food processor. Then store in separate air tight containers in the refrigerator. Use as needed.
Perfect Microwave Potato
For a perfect potato, take a washed medium potato, peeled or not, and coat with a bit of olive oil and salt (both optional). Place in a ceramic bowl covered with wax paper, and cook in the microwave on maximum, for about 8 to 12 minutes.
Dimensional Paint Recipe
To make dimensional paint, you'll need 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4-1/2 cup water and food coloring. In a small bowl, mix the salt and flour. Start out by adding 1/4 c. water and stir well.
Paper Plate Smiley Face
Cut 2 silver dollar size circles from black construction paper for the eyes. Cut out a 2 1/2 inch smiley face mouth or alternately another circle.
A Loving Spoonful
A cheap, cheerful and useful homemade gift that can be assembled with things you have in your craft box or even lying around the house in an emergency! Wooden spoons are a traditional gift for newlyweds or as a love token.
Homemade Stain Spray
To make a pre-wash stain remover, mix 1/3 part non-sudsing ammonia, 1/3 part dish soap and 1/3 part water. Pour into clearly labeled spray bottle. Apply to stains and allow to sit only 5 minutes, then wash ASAP.
Fencing To Keep Pets Out of Garden
I have an 80 foot mobile home with flower bed's all around it. I wanted to keep my dogs out of the flowers, so I went to Lowe's and bought some wood lattice fencing (4 x 8 feet), as I couldn't afford the plastic kind.
Use Epsom Salts for Dog's Itchy Skin
My Maltese, Molly, had awfully itchy skin, so after spending hundreds of dollars on treatment I tried Epsom salts in her bath water, and it did the trick. She also had a badly infected eye from rubbing her face on the ground to ease the itching.
Daphne (Yorkshire Terrier)
Daphne is an 11 year old Yorkshire terrier. My sister got her from a breeder for me as a B-day gift. She was born in 1999. She likes to play with her froggie and bark.
Jilly (Angora Goat)
Jilly Goat is about 8 years old. She is mostly Angora. Jilly was given to us from a friend about a year ago. She loves being petted, eating, and playing with her pal, Itty Bitty (another goat).
Jethro (Bichon/Shih Tzu/Cavalier Mix)
Jethro is 5 1/2 months old. He is a mix of Bichon, Shih Tzu and Cavalier. My kids have grown and moved out and I wanted a dog for so long but waited for just the right one. I saw him up for adoption and fell in love. My kids gave him to me for Mothers Day!
In Memory Of Sheba (Black Lab/Golden Retriever)
RIP Sheba. It is with a heavy Heart to report my beloved Sheba has passed away. She was a week from her 15th birthday. She was the sweetest and most lovable pet I've ever owned.
Shiny Spot on Table
I have a matte finish coffee table and I used a baking powder paste to remove spots (unknown) and it removed them. I think it also removed the matte finish because now the spots are shiny. Any quick fixes other than refinishing the table?
Grilling Apron from Blue Jeans
This is a quick apron to sew together for backyard grilling. Use the legs and seats of the jeans and sew together to make the width of the apron.
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