July 1, 2019

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bowl of Chilled Cucumber and Dill Soup

Week 26: Chilled Cucumber and Dill SoupHere is a fresh way to beat the heat this summer. Serve this elegant chilled soup for as a first course for your next dinner party or as a light lunch.


My June Garden - daisies on top of south end of the wall with solar dragonfly

My June GardenI have been really busy planting since we added a new retaining wall upper tier. This gave us more yard space above and replaced a useless steep slope to the original retaining wall. Here are some photos after the new wall (seen in the background), resulting plantings, and my garden in general. The birds, bees, and I are loving it.



Value of a Vintage Webcore Portable Record Player - open to see the turntable

Value of a Vintage Webcore Portable Record Player?It's a Webcore record player, model number 333-2.


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Installing a Belt on a Gammill Statler Longarm Quilting Machine?I can't figure out how to install the belt system for the Y axis on my Gammill Statler Optimim longarm quilting machine.


What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With? - small tannish brown puppy

What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?I got my Kofi yesterday from a friend who saved him from being sold in the heat at a flea market. They said he's a Chihuahua/Pug mix, but I don't think he looks like Pug. Any ideas?


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Connecting Rod Broke on a Craftsman LT2000 Riding Mower?I have a 2014 Craftsman LT2000 riding mower with Platinum 21 HP Briggs and Stratton engine. I can not figure out why the connecting rod broke. It had oil. I am being told it's due to lack of lubrication.


Identifying a Houseplant

Identifying a Houseplant?We've inherited this plant and despite signs (I believe) of over-watering there is healthy new growth on each stalk. I am mainly trying to establish the right light requirements.


Restoring an Antique Teak Dresser - 5 drawer dresser of simple design

Restoring an Antique Teak Dresser?What is the best way to restore this item? It's not in great condition. I have sanded the top a bit and it looks like this will be the best option for the majority of it. I would like to stick to the techniques they used when it was built. It's Victorian and made of teak.


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Removing Candle Wax from a Stove Top and Below?My lovely husband left a giant candle lit on top of our stove on the top left burner which is connected to the oven. It not only had melted and entirely filled the inside of the burner, but the wax has found its way beneath the burner and drip pan. I can see the wax now that it's dry where it's hugging the pipe (?) that releases heat from oven. And it is smoking uncontrollably.


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Bread Machine Paddle Does Not Turn?I have an old bread machine, Hitachi HB-B101. The machine seems to be working, but power does not transfer to the paddle and it does not knead dough. Does this mean the bottom of the pan is worn out and the parts are not clicking? I am hoping replacing a pan and paddle would fix the issue. But before purchasing anything, if possible, I would like to pin point the issue.


Identify and Value of a J. Misa Doll - doll wearing a green dress with a white eyelet apron and a dark cape

Identify and Value of a J. Misa Doll?I trash picked a J. Misa doll. Can anyone tell me anything about it?


Unable to Charge Phone and Watch on Same Circuit

Unable to Charge Phone and Watch on Same Circuit?I have an iPhone and an Apple watch and they will not charge on the same circuit in my flat. They worked fine at the Apple store. Apple say's it is a circuit problem.


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Dog Aggressive Since Having Puppies?My dog had a litter of pups last year in August. Since then she has been aggressive (barking, running up to people/dogs, and launching at random people). The weird thing I can't understand about it is, it's not towards everyone and it's not constantly.


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Using Tea Tree Oil for Fleas on Dogs?How much tea tree oil do I dilute in water for fleas on dogs?


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Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit Problems?Last night my power went out and the generator kicked in. When the power came back the plugged in lights flashed and then the plugs stopped working throughout the house. The light switches still work. However, there is one plug in the kitchen and one plug in the bathroom that still works.


Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull? - powerful looking Pit

Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull?Is this a purebred APBT?


Identifying an Antique Sofa - upholstered couch with wood trim

Identifying an Antique Sofa?My friend is restoring a home built in 1909 and a barn built in the 1800s. She found this piece in the barn and wanted to know if I could help her figure out anything about it. Any thoughts?


Identifying a Household Bug - tan and darker brown ovoid bug

Identifying a Household Bug?Can anyone identify this bug?


Returning to Natural Hair Color After Dyeing - very noticeable highlights

Returning to Natural Hair Color After Dyeing?I'm in urgent need of help, my friend dyed my hair with an at home intense highlighter, and it has gone so wrong., I have never dyed my hair before. And I hate it. I want to go back to my natural hair colour without dyeing!


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Name Ideas for an Online Decor Business?We need some fun names for an online home decor business. Our products ranges from decor pieces of luxury and fun artistic pieces to, vases, tables, table pieces, coasters, etc.


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Cooking Green Beans for a Large Group?How many servings of green beans can one get out of a pan 20x12x3 1/2?


Identifying an Old Stuffed Dog - brown and white stuffed puppy

Identifying an Old Stuffed Dog?I have a stuffed dog it has stuffing in its back, but the front legs and back legs have beads in them. I've had it since I was a little. I don't know what company it's from or when it was made. It also can't stand on its own.


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Financial Help for Moving Expenses for the Disabled?I am disabled and 56 years old and I have been living with my parents for the past 7 years. They don't want me here anymore because I get hurt so easily in doing all they require of me to do. I need to move anyway because their basement is cold and has bugs and is not fit for me to try to survive in any longer. Is there a place that would be willing to help me move from Springfield to Joplin?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll Body

Identifying a Porcelain Doll Body?Can anyone identify this tiny 3 inch doll body? I found it washed up to shore while on a walk. The numbers 5023 are on the back of the head.


Identifying Small Brown Bugs - bug on skin

Identifying Small Brown Bugs?It's been 2 days now that these little bugs have come into my trailer. The first time I saw them was in the kitchen. At first I thought they were ants, but I tried to grab one and it jumped. Then I started like having a lot of itching.


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Cleaning the Bottom of My EVOO Bottle?I'm trying to clean my EVOO bottle and I've managed to get most of it clean. However, I still have "gunk" on the bottom of my bottle. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this?


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Childcare Slogan Ideas?I'm starting an in home daycare called James Village Childcare. Can you help me with a slogan please?


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Finding Discontinued Waverly Wallpaper?I would like to buy 9 double rolls (same lot) of Waverly wallpaper, floral print no. 5503182. Please contact me if you know where I can purchase it.


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Value of an 1890s Webster's International Dictionary?I have recently inherited an 1890 Webster's International Dictionary: The Authentic Unabridged Revised and Enlarged edition, published by G.&C. Merriam Co. It is in good to very good condition. As this book is a family heirloom I do not wish to sell it, but I would like to know it rough worth.


Value of a Regency Fine Arts Figurine - woman in a purple evening gown

Value of a Regency Fine Arts Figurine?I have a figurine that states it is a Regency Fine Arts figurine. It has the name of Christina 2001 on it as well. Is it a collectable and if so, do you know the value?


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Identifying an Old Cedar Trunk?I bought a old cedar trunk and I was wondering how to find out information about it. I didn't see any numbers or writing anywhere.


Ice Cream Truck Name Ideas - bubble gum pink truck with decal of offerings

Ice Cream Truck Name Ideas?What should I name my ice cream truck?


Identifying a Garden Plant

Identifying a Garden Plant?The landscaper planted this outside, but don't know what it is or how to take care of it?


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