April 8, 2020

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A school lunch with a sandwich, drink and snacks.

Picking Up Free School Lunch During COVID-19 ClosuresMost schools are still providing lunches to children who are home due to stay at home orders. Be sure to take advantage of this by picking up the lunch at school or at your current bus route.



Stir Fried Bean Sprouts & veggies

Stir Fried Bean SproutsI had a can of bean sprouts I wanted to use up. This came out really good. Feel free to add any other vegetables or sauce you like.


stack of Chicken Pizzadilla quarters

Chicken PizzadillaMy family and I were really craving pizza. Unfortunately, we hadn't found any flour at the shops to improvise and make our own dough. My husband suggested using tortillas, so made up this pizza/quesadilla fusion dish. It absolutely hit the spot.



Feeding Time (Egret) - watching a fish

Feeding Time (Egret)During an early morning hike along the trails of El Dorado Nature Reserve in Long Beach, California, I stumbled upon this little egret in the waters below. I stopped, found a place to hunker down, and spent my morning watching him hunt for breakfast.


A box full of limes, lemons and oranges.

Using Up A Surplus of FoodI had an interesting problem recently in regards to food. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Oregon closed all bars and restaurants in mid March. They could still provide take-out or delivery but many places shut down for the duration. Because this was relatively unexpected, the businesses had a great deal of produce and refrigerated food to get rid of before it went bad.


Hawaiian Gecko - bright green gecko with tan belly, pinkish brown markings, and yellow near neck

Hawaiian GeckoThis picture was taken on the last day of my trip to Hawaii at a unique Hawaiian botanical garden, home to this Hawaiian gecko.


Inexpensive Felt Message Board - felt board with notes on countertop

Inexpensive Felt Message BoardWith everything going on, it's been really busy in our household. I made this felt message board so my husband and I could remember some important tasks. This would be an inexpensive method of making a message board for your makeshift at home office too.


Mini Flower Garden in a Flower - closeup of pistil with tiny purple flowers in a bromeliad

Mini Flower Garden in a FlowerThis flower appears to be growing a mini purple floral garden within its pistil.



1951 Singer Sewing Machine Won't Start - vintage Singer

1951 Singer Sewing Machine Won't StartThis sewing machine was given to me by my grandma and I've never used any sewing machine before. I am attempting to learn how, but when I plug it in it does nothing. Does this mean the motor is broken or is there something I'm not doing? I've tried looking up videos, but they're very confusing when you don't know what you're doing.


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Preventing Rice Weevils in Stored Craft RiceI use to make heating pads a lot, but stopped for about two years. I just opened my box that had a half used jumbo bag of rice that I use only for heat pads, and of course it had the little rice bugs. It got me thinking and now my question is how do I store a jumbo bag of rice for crafts without getting bugs? It was in a new sealed tight container.


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Smith Corona Won't Turn OnI have a Smith Corona Deville 750, (with auto correct). I turned it on and nothing. I replaced the fuse and still nothing. I can't figure out why it's acting up. Any thoughts?


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Hair Straight in Places After a PermI got my perm about two months ago. And I started to notice that I have what looks like a rat tail. Some parts of my hair are straight, but not all of it. How can I fix it?


Value of a Lane Cedar Chest - open chest

Value of a Lane Cedar ChestI have a Lane hope chest style 2968 serial number 353201. What is the value?


Information on a Gund Stuffed Toy - stuffed dog

Information on a Gund Stuffed ToyI wanted to know what this specific toy is. I know that she is a Gund branded toy and I've had her since childhood, but I have no idea where she specifically came from. I believe she may have been made late in the 90s early 2000s, but I'm not too sure. Last time I found the same dog was in person from a student.


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Value of a Thomas Kinkade PrintI have a Thomas Kinkaid painting I'd like to get the value of. It is The Light of Freedom painting I purchased several years ago. It is 24" x 30"and framed with a very nice frame. It is #316/720, EP. Can you tell me it's current value?


Help Identifying this Piece of Equipment

Help Identifying this Piece of EquipmentThis piece is displayed outside a local business and I would like to know what it is called.


What Breed Is My Puppy? - small black puppy

What Breed Is My Puppy?So I adopted my puppy Myron around a month ago. They said he and 2 others were strays. They also said he was around 15 weeks and was a Chihuahua mix. The guy who owns the place told me he thinks he has Lab in him. I would like to know what he is or may be mixed with because he is very, very small. I have no clue what to expect.


Value of a Collector's Choice Doll by Dandee - doll wearing a floral tiered dress, standing on a chair

Value of a Collector's Choice by Dandee DollI received this doll as a gift years ago. I was just curious as to how much it was worth. I cannot seem to find a similar doll anywhere. She is in good condition with a couple of scuff marks on the feet due to the doll stand. I think she used to have a parasol (umbrella thingy). If someone could tell me a value or where I could find some information that would be wonderful.


Repairing a PFAFF Creative 7570 - screen area of machine

Repairing a PFAFF Creative 7570I have a PFAFF creative 7570. It was working fine and then the screen stopped working. Any idea what could be causing this and how I can fix it?


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Repairing a Brother Sewing MachineMy Brother SQ9185 is throwing a Code E1. How do I fix this?


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