March 16, 2020

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Leprechaun Hat Cup - filled cups

Leprechaun Hat CupSchools are shut down and my kids were looking forward to their class party. So here I am last minute, looking at what I have on hand to make to, make up for their party they were going to have.

 

Four-leafed Clover Hanging Door Decoration - clover hanging on a door

Four-leafed Clover Hanging Door DecorationMy kids were looking forward to their class party, but since school is cancelled, I thought it would be nice to throw a small party at home. Here is a last minute quick four-leafed clover hanging door decoration I made with supplies I already had.

 

A loan agreement with a pen and a calculator.

Refinance While Interest Rates Are LowInterest rates were just reduced to almost zero. If you have a higher interest mortgage on your home or property, it's a great time to look into refinancing. Some mortgages don't even have to be refinanced, they can be adjusted downward with just a small fee.

 

A girl and her dad doing school work.

Learning From Home During Coronavirus School ClosuresNow that so many schools are closing we are all scrambling to figure out how we are going to help our kids keep engaged in their learning while they are stuck at home. Here are some of the resources I found that I think will help.

 

Sweet Potato Toast with avocado & egg

Sweet Potato ToastThese are healthier substitute for bread! They are thinly sliced sweet potatoes that you can use as a toast under eggs or as a base for any food. They are also great as a snack! You may use one or more sweet potatoes but I find I need to make many more just to have some by the time we are ready to sit down and eat! Delicious!

 

A bike courier delivering a food order.

Helping Small Businesses Through the Corona VirusThe governors of many states are taking the precaution of closing all of the places where people gather for several weeks. This will help promote social isolation and prevent the spread of the epidemic.

 

Scenic view of Seattle with Mt. Rainier in the background

A Message From ThrifyFun on the CoronavirusEveryone at ThriftyFun is waking up to the changing reality of life in social isolation.

 

Everything Is Sold Out! Tips for Shopping During a Panic - Out of Stock sign

Everything Is Sold Out! Tips for Shopping During a PanicI went to run some last minute errands and boy was I shocked to see all the shelves completely bare and cleared out for regular everyday essentials such from hand sanitizer, soap, toilet paper, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, to bread, can goods, dry staples (beans, pastas, rice, etc.), and frozen goods were also getting wiped out.

 

Questions

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Poker Tile RulesIf I have 4 7s in my hand can I add to an 8 that is on the board?

 

Identifying a Convertible Coffee and Dining Table - drop leaf table

Identifying a Convertible Coffee and Dining TableI recently purchased this vintage drop leaf convertible coffee/dining table. There are patent numbers and 2 identifying numbers.

 

Value of an Antique or Vintage Armoire - armoire

Value of an Antique or Vintage ArmoireThis was gifted to me and I'm very curious about the marker and age and also its value? Before I do anything to it, I want to be sure if it's best to keep as is or paint?

 

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Toyota Machine Won't Sew LeatherMy Toyota was sewing leather OK a couple of days ago. Now it will sew anything but the thin leather. I've checked over the machine, changed the needle, etc., but the stitches aren't catching.

 

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Overwintering Elephant EarsI live in zone 7a. I have elephant ears that I overwintered in the ground and covered with 2-3inches of mulch before the first frost this winter. I cut them down 2-3 inches from the ground before mulching them. I completely covered them. Spring is just about here. I decided to remove the mulch and the 2-3 in of the stem is still there. However, it appears a little rotten maybe? I'm not sure.

 

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Issues with an Adult Child & RentI live on low income disability. My paid for house is in desperate need of several repairs. My adult child and small grandchild moved in with me. They work 140 hrs per month and pay me $250 monthly to watch the child. I asked for $100 month "rent to start making repairs". They said "NO! The home is paid for. I'd rather live on my own than give you my $$."

 

Identifying an Irritated Hairless Spot on a Dog - large area on left side of dog's face

Identifying an Irritated Hairless Spot on a DogI've recently been noticing this on my dog. Should I be worried cause it looks very bad. Should I take it to the vet? What should I do? 

 

Information and Value of ELPICO RP770 Record Player  - portable record player

Information and Value of ELPICO RP770 Record PlayerI have a ELPICO RP770 battery operated record player. I can't find anything on the internet about this record player. I am wondering if you know anything about it.

 

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