August 18, 2019

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An empty shelf for an item on sale.

Asking for Rain Check for Out of Stock ItemsIt can be frustrating when a product is advertised at a great sale price, but the store sells out of it. Always ask for a raincheck when sale items are out of stock, so you can still get the deal.


bowl of tomato soup

Week 33: Fresh Tomato Basil SoupFresh tomatoes are readily available in stores, farmer's markets and backyard gardens this summer. Use your bounty to make this fresh tomato soup. Feel free to add in more basil as a garnish on top when serving.


A clothes steamer being used on an orange shirt.

Repairing a Clothes Steamer?When you need to repair a clothes steamer, you may find it is clogged with calcium deposits. Always use distilled water in your steamer and use a cleaner recommended by the manufacturer.


Preventing Mud Under Outdoor Faucet

Preventing Mud Under Outdoor FaucetTo prevent mud from forming underneath an outdoor faucet you can add a gravel pad that will allow the water to drain through.



An avocado popsicle shaped like a boat.

Avocado PopsiclesThis is a delicious and very simple avocado cold treat with only 4 ingredients. You can use this recipe to make avocado popsicles (like I made) or make avocado smoothies.


Kloie (Shih Tzu) - dog with its tongue up licking its nose

Kloie (Shih Tzu)Santa brought her for Christmas when she was 8 weeks old and was so tiny she could fit in one hand! Her favorite thing is to follow grandkids around the dining table for clean up.



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Fixing Jam That is Too Thick?I made a peach and raspberry jam and a peach, raspberry, and orange jam and both are too thick. Is that fixable?


Leaves Died on Rose Bushes - nude rose bush stems

Leaves Died on Rose Bushes?I was on vacation for over a month and I left my roses in the care of someone while I was away. When I left, my roses where growing new leaves, so I was hoping to see at least a bud or two when I returned, but sadly all the leaves that grew dried out. The person I left in charge of caring for my roses to said that they watered them.


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Determining a Cleaning Rate for a Move Out Cleaning?How much should I charge for 14hrs of cleaning in a home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath? It is 900 sq ft. It is a move out, but right at this time they only had us do a basic cleaning, there was a lot of trash and also we had pack almost 1 room of stuff.


Identifying Insect Eggs - rows of eggs on a piece of wood

Identifying Insect Eggs?Found these eggs on a piece of sleeper wood lying in the yard. Anyone know what they might be? When rubbing one a turquoise colour liquid came out. The eggs are copper metallic in colour.


John Deere Mower Won't Shift After Hitting Something - riding mower

John Deere Mower Won't Shift After Hitting Something?I have a John Deere mower (used). I was mowing and did pay attention to how close I was to my stair. Apparently I hit it and now the mower won't shift into gear? Any suggestions as to how or what to do? I am no repair person, but can do some basic stuff or YouTube ideas? Also the brakes suck and I was wondering if they can be tightened or adjusted?


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