August 26, 2020

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A grandmother hugging her grandchild.

Being Denied Visits with Grandchildren?It's always unfortunate when adult children and parents don't get along, especially when there are grandchildren involved. Many states have grandparent's rights to allow visitation in these situations.


A collection of painting supplies.

Making Masking Fluid at Home?How can I make my own masking fluid or rubber cement?


Is This a Wart? - bump on child's finger

Identifying Warts?My son came up to me today showing me these bumps on his finger and thumb complaining that they hurt. They have a point to them and they're hard to the touch. I am thinking they are warts?


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Is My Daughter in a Gay or a Straight Relationship?My 20 year old daughter recently informed me that she no longer wants to be referred to as a she or her. Now I'm to refer to her as they or them, non binary. I'm 100 percent OK with this. She is currently in a relationship with a transgender female to male, pre-OP. So does that mean they are a gay couple or a straight couple? I asked both of them and was told no to both options.


Identifying a Painting and Artist  - corner shop painting - possibly

Identifying the Artist of a Painting?Does any one recognize the signature on this painting? Can any one make-out the letters of the signature? Does any one recognize the painting?



Foil and Batting Little Birdie Sculpture - finished bird with beak, eyes, paint, and wings in place

Foil and Batting Little Birdie SculptureAfter watching a few Youtube videos and using household items I had on hand, I made a little bird sculpture which could be used for garden or home crafting projects.



The cover of a 1929 New Standard Encyclopedia.

1929 New Standard Encyclopedias?I have a set (volumes 1-10) of 1929 New Standard Encyclopedias. Are they worth anything or do I need to wait 9 years until they turn 100? They are all in very good condition.


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Sprouting an Avocado Seed?I am trying to sprout an avocado seed. It has a 3 inch root, but hasn't done much since it grew the root about 3 or 4 weeks ago. Should I keep waiting for a sprout?


A small bug on a white background.

What Kind of Bug is This?A few of these have been found on some socks and some in the carpet near the baseboards.


What is This Bug?

What is This Bug?What is this giant looking ant/scorpion/ earwig, six legged, horned back looking bug? I live around Portland Oregon and have never seen one before in 20 years.


A small white fleck on a leather back.

What are These Bugs?I have whitish tan little flecks and balls, also pepper looking balls that bite! They don't move, just appear on my furniture, car, and clothes. I'm in Sacramento, CA. Anyone know what this is?


A puppy looking up at the camera.

Is My Chihuahua Pure or a Cross?I bought my 12 week old boy Marley two weeks ago from a gypsy family from a gumtree. He was the last one out of the litter. I met his mother, who is a long haired chihuahua. However, he keeps getting mistaken for a Jack Russell pup. Does anyone know if he is a cross or a pure chihuahua?


Set of china with a brown design.

Value of Noritake China?Can you please assist me with the value of my Noritake dinner set? I inherited it from my mother.


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Cleaning a Rusty Knife?I just bought a couple old knives. The edge and tip is still in good condition, but the sides of the blade look old and a little bit rusty. I want to ask, is there a way to clean the sides but not damage the knives?


A white dresser with six drawers.

Is This Dresser French Provincial?I inherited this chest and another dresser. This one came with a mirror that has since been lost. I was always told this was French Provincial, but in my searches I cannot find a design like this one, with the very basic straight line and simple curl.


Top of a round oak table.

Value of an Conant Ball Table?I am trying to determine the value of Conant Ball round oak table with walnut bowtie inlays. It comes with 2 leaves and is in good original condition.


A collection of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Value of Encyclopedia Britannica 1768?Please can someone advise me how much this collection of books are worth and if these are rare. The copyright is 1959. Are these still worth selling separate or all together?


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Finding a Free Refrigerator?Can someone please help? I haven't been able to find work with this whole pandemic situation. My refrigerator gave out, had to throw my groceries away, it went bad. Where can I find a free refrigerator? Unfortunately financially I have no money.


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