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By Jus'Lyriic Daecyn09/04/2015

I understand your issue. My hair was once burned by relaxer and when i later on tried to dye it, it was completely stripped. I then began to start all over. I cut my hair until all the dead and damaged hair was removed. I would wash my hair twice a month, and add baby oil to the ends of my hair. This would prevent split ends. I then used argan oil and products to retreat my hair. I applied hair grease only to my scalp to keep it from becoming dry and flaky. Then I would use less heat. try using these methods and leave a comment on the results you will be amazed.

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By anglophile09/04/2015

If the above help does not do it then I suggest the yahoo group wefixit.

By Roberta Mason [1]09/03/2015

If I am correct, that machine is a 150 stitch computerized machine. You don't want to open the insides because it will be a lot of electronics and computer chips.
Try unplugging the machine for an hour or so and letting it reset. If that doesn't work, take the bobbin case apart and cleaning underneath it. That machine is designed to stop working of there is anything that jambs or gets stuck so as not to damage the machine. DO NOT oil the machine except for a minute drop of oil in the little hole under the bobbin!
Your machine was made by Janome ( I used to work at Sears selling sewing machines and vacuums). Sears no longer makes or sells Kenmore machines and there are no longer Sears Service Centers. They have all been shut down except for a few select cities. To get your machine fixed by Sears, you would have to ship it to TN.
Your best bet if my suggestions don't work, is to take it to a sewing machine place who specializes in computerized machines. The going price for servicing a computerized machine is around $125. If you need any extensive repairs, it will probably cost around $175-$250. That was a good machine and would be well worth getting the repairs done.

Robin

By Frugal Sunnie [11]09/03/2015

It sounds as though you have a broken wire somewhere along the wiring of the machine.

If you're handy electrically you can probably repair this yourself - open the machine by carefully unscrewing the head cover (be sure to take before, during, and after digital photos to assist in putting the machine back together after!) and see if you can visually locate any burnt, bent, or broken wires. Use a muffin tin to collect and safely store the teeny tiny little screws.

The wiring for the machine model you have isn't one I'm familiar with (I do vintage Singer repairs for my Sewing 101 students here in Scotland) and it's been years since I've seen a Kenmore (decades really, I had a Kenmore back in the late 70s and early 80s whilst living in the US), but I seem to recall the wiring on a Kenmore runs under the machine head - that should make finding and repairing a broken wire easier.

If the wiring runs along the inside, you'll need to be sure to take photos of everything first as you may have to take a part off to get to the broken wire and again, those photos will be very important to restoring the machine to a working condition after the repairs are made.

If you're not electrically handy, any Sears Service Center will be able to do the repairs. Not sure of the costs, should be under $100USD (but likely not far under, especially if you agree to a 'full servicing' which will include cleaning, oiling, and a full check-over).

Be sure to get an estimate up front, and also be sure to get the estimate AND the instruction to ring you before doing anything that will raise the estimated repairs cost in writing.

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By Becky Miles [68]09/04/2015

Hi bryguy. Yes, those were peaches I used. They were wet when I cut the slit in them, reducing their fuzzy appearance! You could definitely try nectarines. I hope it works out for you. I've tried using canned peaches before. There was just no flavor to it and I couldn't get my husband to eat it.

By xintexas [28]09/03/2015

I bet one could use canned peaches. They go on sale. It might not taste as fresh but still be delicious.

By bryguy [2]09/02/2015

Unfortunately, peaches are expensive here in NYC but this looks so delicious and easy that I'll bite the bullet and make it tomorrow. One question though. The fruits in your photo looks like nectarines. They're not fuzzy and pale like the peaches I see here. Are they in fact nectarines? Since nectarines are often cheaper, I may use them instead.

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By BessieBessie [178]09/04/2015

Sounds like something I should try! :-)

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/04/2015

Only SSA can answer your question. You can call or set an appointment with the local SSA office to address your question.

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/04/2015

Janome has a "contact us" customer service site that you can call for help on your machine:

http://janome.com/en/support/

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/04/2015

Singer has a customer support site that offers answers to the most common questions and an 800 number if you still need help with your machine:

http://www.singerco.com/contact-us

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/04/2015

It is almost impossible to get rid of fleas from your house. They are tiny but a pain, as well as the itch! The following answer is a bit lengthy but explains why fleas will always be a problem. It also explains what you can try to keep ahead of fleas in your house.

My husband is an entomologist so I speak with first hand knowledge and experience.

The first and very important step is to take your pet to your veterinarian to make certain the only problem is fleas. There are many other medical problems that could be affecting your pet in addition to a flea infestation.

The humble cat (cat, dog, etc.) flea is one of the most abundant and widespread species on Earth. You may have noticed that your dog and cat often choose different places to sleep in your house and outside. Your cat may have five or six favorite inside spots (usually in the sun) and outside even more. Many animals choose several places to sleep to avoid fleas. They might sleep in one spot for a few days and then another for a day or two. This sleep pattern breaks the flea life cycle and does reduce the effectiveness of flea attacks as adult fleas only live for a few days. However, some can live up to one hundred days in a good food environment. As you will see, the flea has a complicated life and you and your pet are invited!

Flea eggs do not stay on your pet, they quickly drop or roll off as they do not stick to anything. The fleas you find in your house hatched from the flea eggs that fell off of your pet. Flea eggs are tiny and opaque white or almost colorless. The fleas you may see on your cat or dog are immature fleas from eggs on the floor or outside that hatched into fleas and jumped back onto your dog. You will also see (many!) small black dots on your dog but these are only flea feces.

The flea eggs in your home and outside are the real problem. Just one female flea can produce 40-50 eggs per day. The eggs fall off into your house and outside so, either way, your dog or cat will then again attract the immature and adult fleas both inside and outside which are the children from flea parents that may still be living on your cat or dog.

Any dish detergent bath may wash away or possibly kill some fleas on your pet, however, not all fleas are killed. In a bath many migrate up to the head and ear area and then, once the bath is over, travel back to their favorite spots, usually on the back. If you use dish detergent, you can seriously dry the animals skin and may cause skin rashes, an allergic reaction, etc., and you are not addressing the real problem. The thousands of flea eggs that exist all the time in your house and outside hatch and then jump back onto your dog or cat (and you!). So, you and your pets are locked into the everlasting cycle in the life of fleas.

A search online for how to kill fleas brings up many ideas for bathing, applying natural and awful sprays, etc., but these only address the fleas on your pet. Rarely do they address the bigger problem as a whole. You can check this site for answers that address your pet, your home and the outside. As you will see, flea prevention is a much larger problem than just giving your cat or dog a bath.

http://www.thebugsquad.com/fleas/how-to-get-rid-of-fleas/

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/04/2015

If your lamp is an expensive or cherished lamp, you might consider having a professional antique restorer repair the lamp. If not, an easy online search for a "glue to repair broken glass lamp" produced many replies. You can try a search yourself or the very helpful "ehow" site to start:

http://www.ehow.com/how_10001802_glue-broken-glass-lamp-fixture.html

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By Gloria Z [10]09/04/2015

Get a plummer - I assume you were at one time getting water in these items.

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By Wilhelm09/03/2015

[Often, one may notice fragments from tapeworms in a cat's stool. This isn't necessarily a sign that anything is killing the worms since this happens anyway as a tapeworm grows and produces eggs (which are inside the tapeworm segments that break off and pass into the stool.)]

By Wilhelm09/03/2015

Diatomite did NOT kill anyone's cat. The worms did. Worms themselves often cause diarrhoea. Which dehydrates cats. Especially kittens. I've got 60 cats, all raised from birth right on my property. Outdoors. Diatomaceous Earth is not provably for deworming via ingestion, though some swear by it. I keep it around because, by keeping it mixed in my cats' fur, it keeps fleas somewhat under control, which stops worms from becoming so abundant that my cats have no way to fight for their health (long enough to become big from lots of solid food). Tapeworms kill. And fleas facilitate worms. Tapeworms can stay afloat only if fleas go unchecked. Else, they will lose the battle for your cats' lives. Get rid of tapeworms with praziquantel (contained in Droncit & Drontal). For roundworms, use pyrantel palmoate. Both are available over the counter. Drontal is pricey. It's worth it if you're rich.
(Pictured: Darrell is 1 year old. DE keeps him healthy. 3 of his sibs died from worms before I first used it. He gets his fur powdered. I don't feed it to him, really. Used to. But no evidence it deworms, despite the hype. The significance is, it fights fleas.
No fleas? No worms. Eventually.)

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By mo1128 [1]09/03/2015

This looks absolutely scrumptious! The only thing that I would do different is instead of pineapple Rings I use Crushed pineapple, cause I'm crazy about pineapple!HaHa! My mouth is so watering right now!!!

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By likekinds [104]09/03/2015

Imaginative, creative, one of a kind...and you get all the credit.

Good for you!

I like.

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By Tina B.09/03/2015

Bullion cubes contain a large amount of sodium as does the wostershire sauce. Garlic is toxic as previously mentioned. Dogs don't need seasoning or flavor in the food the same way humans do. They will gobble that up without the additives :D I'm trying it tonight. Thank you for posting :)

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By audrie12 [6]09/03/2015

Who ever or what ever lawyer did the poa should have copies

By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

How did you complete the POA? Who would have copies?

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By Kelli Strong S.09/03/2015

ISO vintage roller machine

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By Athenak09/03/2015

Go grab Cloris power and free or any cleaner that is hydrogen peroxide based. Clean entire area and follow their trail. Wipe the entire trail route (ants follow a chemical trail). Remember. Ants are highly attracted to dry pet food. So store it in a sealed container. Dnot leave food around. You'll notice they are gone instantly

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By Frugal Sunnie [11]09/03/2015

The one and only thing to do is take your Singer to a qualified repair tech - it sounds to me as though the bobbin gear has failed but without seeing the machine I have to also say the problem could be one of several problems and none are a home-fix.

I do vintage Singer repair for my Sewing 101 students and the bobbin gear is usually the reason the hand wheel won't budge - but not always. Your Singer isn't technically a vintage machine, and is too new a model for the bobbin gear to have failed. It may even still be under warranty - all the more reason to have a professional have a look.

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By mccrayjac09/03/2015

I have made this rice dish, and it is delicious!!!

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By Ray V.09/03/2015

WOW.. this site is awesome... I had burnt micro fiber and a plastic bag on the highway melted on my exaughst and with a little elbow grease and ez off my chrome is clean and shining brite again....THANKS GUYS!!

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By Joanne D.09/03/2015

Double up on everything for a bigger bottle. I also found I'd add more water. It was a bit strong for me. Test it out before douching your whole house with it.

Also, I know fabric softener can be drying to your skin. Keep that in mind in winter or those with sensitive or already dry skin.

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By bugladyme [1]09/03/2015

I would also say a Prayer Plant, especially if the leaves close up somewhat at night

By Marg [16]09/03/2015

Having looked up Calathea Donna may well be right. :-D

Marg.

By Marg [16]09/03/2015

The leaves look like a Begonia of some sort. Did it grow very tall? If so I'd say it's a Begonia Rex.
Marg from England.

By Donna [6]09/02/2015

I believe it is a Calathea. There are many varieties. I think yours may be a Zebra Calathea. (sometimes called a Prayer Plant). Perhaps with this clue you can search the web and find out.

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By EvelynP [1]09/03/2015

Thanks Sunnie and Andie! She is 8 months Andie. I also included a closer pic of her.

RE: What Breed Is My Dog?

By Frugal Sunnie [11]09/03/2015

@Dinah - you really need to stop copy-pasting that about identifying a dog's breed. There are so many of us on this site with YEARS AND DECADES of professional experience - I was a registered AKC Boxer breeder in the US for over forty years, and I know there are many other breed breeder-trainers reading and posting here as well, and most of us have years of sad experience doing breed rescue, too! Now retired from dog breeding and training (but sadly not rescue) and living in the UK, I love seeing the puppies and dogs, and I don't mind at all sticking my nose in when someone's asked for tips pointing them in the right direction. Your c/p comment is rude, frankly. Please stop. Don't look at the questions if they annoy you so much!

@Evelyn - I'm with the Red-Pit poster, I do see some American Staffordshire Terrier in there as well. (My cousin raised and trained companion Staffies:). The best thing is to check with your vet, and if you can afford to, have a canine DNA test run. The results may be very surprising - you may find your dog is a liver-spotted Spaniel, for example!

By Andie09/02/2015

There is definitely some red-nose pit in her mix. Pits are usually a short breed but muscular. Many adoption services won't tell you a dog has pit in their mix due to the bad reputation people have come to believe. Also many rentals won't allow pits, so the paperwork would help with that situation. How old is she?

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By EvelynP [1]09/01/2015

Thank you for expending your valuable time to provide guidance to me on this issue of unfathomable importance. I just recently acquired knowledge of this world wide web universe, and had no idea that there were more websites than Thriftyfun upon which I could thrust my inquiries. People like you will certainly make this experience more rewarding for others like myself, whom would otherwise be lost in confusion about dog breeds and such.

By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

Seems every day someone sends a question asking the breed of their dog; sometimes several questions each day. Almost all of the time, no one provides an answer as most people are not trained in dog breeding or species identification. Usually the request includes a picture which might help, however, some of the pictures show little more than a dog shape and color.

If you are truly interested in the ancestry of your dog, there are thousands of online resources and actual books that you can read to help you identify your mutt.

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By Richard Carl S.09/03/2015

There are two suggested ratios given: 1 part sugar to 3 parts water, or 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Since you're using 2 liters (or "Litres") of water, then you would either add: 1/2 (.5) liter of sugar (for the 1:4 ratio) *or* 2/3rds (.666) liter of sugar (for the 1:3 ratio.)

Apparently no one else realized you were on Metric, but the math should have translated just the same.

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By sahakiandianne [1]09/03/2015

Dogs and even cats can shiver no matter what the weather, first I would check to see if they have a fever, then if they do take them to a vet. Some dogs and cats will shiver do to being nervous as well or afraid of something. If its cold out then put a pet sweater or jacket on them and pants for dogs and cats too.

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By anglophile09/03/2015

A yahoo group wefixit has lots of good answers to problems with sewing machines.

By Frugal Sunnie [11]09/03/2015

Take your machine to the repair tech - I do some vintage repair for my Sewing 101 students and it sounds to me as though there are multiple issues. Could be anything from excessive lint and thread fluff build-up to a bobbin or other gear on its last sewing legs.

Only a pro will be able to find and fix whatever is wrong with your machine.

This IS NOT a home repair job - please DO NOT take your machine apart to see if it looks like something simple you can do at home - IT'S NOT and the repair tech will charge you a lot more if he/she has to put a basket case back together before even beginning to work out what is wrong with the machine!

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By Debbie W.09/03/2015

Where can I obtain this product and roughly how much does it cost?

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By Celeste M.09/03/2015

Yes, it helped with my carpet bugs from Parrot food. Put it down and work it into the carpet. :)

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By Tippiflower Stephens 09/03/2015

I bought Feliway diffuser at a ridiculous expensive price, it didn't do anything to help. I bought a Sentry cat calming collar... no help.
Clomicalm works. Its brilliant but the cat has to be checked by the vet first.

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By karen A09/03/2015

I hated my perm so the solution is to get a perm kit, follow the instructions as if perming but just comb through straight for 20 minutes, keeping the hair as tight as possible. Result my straight hair back!do condition well!!...Don't suffer just straighten.

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By nelliemary [22]09/03/2015

The only thing that really works well are flea pills from your vet. They are called comfortis.

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By Pixiedust7 [7]09/03/2015

Lindalou58, that tag definitely says nothing about the sheet size. It gives washing instruction symbols only. I Googled "sheet sizes in inches" and found some helpful websites. The most useful one was Wikipedia. The link is below; just scroll down to the "North American" chart.

Outside of that, you could try the sheets on the beds and see which ones they fit. When you find the match, then write "Twin", "Full", "Queen" or whatever on that tag with a bold Sharpie, or on a corner of the sheet as someone else suggested. The Wikipedia chart gives the range in inches, and you could measure the sheets with a tape measure.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedding

Good luck!

By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

Litter Gitter,

I mark each sheet exactly the same!

I don't know why, but these days tags often do not have the dependable information we are used to! Perhaps it is easier and cheaper to sew the simple required tags on every sheet and then sort the batches and package by size.

I'm sure the reason has something to do with cost & profit!

By Litter Gitter [144]09/01/2015

I use a Sharpie Permanent Marker and write the size on the foot corner of mine. I also mark the left head corner and the right foot corner of the fitted sheet so there's no guessing at how it goes on the bed. All my fitted sheets are marked the same. The ink marking is tucked under the mattress so it does not show when bed is made up.

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/03/2015

Would help identification if you would provide a clearer picture with the stem, any leaves, etc., your location (city & state), date of picture.

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/03/2015

Certainly, you can't make money if you work for less than you find on your walk-through. Simply call the customer and explain. If they do not want to pay more, move on to your next customer. Work for free or work for full price; never work for nothing!

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By Frugal Sunnie [11]09/03/2015

Let's get my credentials out of the way: for over 40 years I was an AKC registered breeder of Boxer dogs (companion, with one or two over the years doing rather well in the show rings:) and also did breed rescue for several years as well. I live in the UK permanently after relocating from the US in 2010.

Now. About your adorable puppy:)

Looks like a Boxer-Lab to my experienced eye from what I can see in the snaps you've posted, but what does the vet (who should ALWAYS be your No1 go-to unless something he/she does sets off the warning bells in your head) say?

Also, do an image search using the two breeds as your search term to see if any of the images that come back look like your pup.

I do see a possible white blaze on the chest - if that's there, also check Boxer-Border Collie. I am leaning towards Black Lab but if there is a bit of white on the dog, there is something else in the gene pool.

To be 100% sure, a canine DNA will end all doubts - and the results may be very surprising. Recently a dog owner who'd asked about an utterly adorable dog found through DNA testing that her dog is something none of us imagined.

The colours, coat, and body shape were completely different from what the dog's DNA said it is, none of us (and most of us with years and decades of experience:) would have guessed!

By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

Seems every day someone sends a question asking the breed of their dog; sometimes several questions each day. Almost all of the time, no one provides an answer as most people are not trained in dog breeding or species identification. Usually the request includes a picture which might help, however, some of the pictures show little more than a dog shape and color.

If you are truly interested in the ancestry of your dog, there are thousands of online resources and actual books that you can read to help you identify your mutt.

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By Frugal Sunnie [11]09/03/2015

Yes, there are some things you should be doing:) Following the instructions in your sewing machine user guide, be sure that you are:

Making all the needed adjustments to the stitch settings - for thinner fabrics especially! Stitch width and length, upper thread path tension setting, and feed dog height adjustments all need to be made.

Using the right needle, and thread in upper thread AND bobbin. Sewing any fabric requires the use of the right needles and threads to ensure skip-free stitching. Your user guide should have a table showing which needles and threads to use for each fabric type.

Using a needle that hasn't been dulled by too many sewing hours - a dull needle can cause the skipping you're describing.

Trying to sew a fabric that's been pre-washed enough times to remove any excess fabric sizing sprayed or soaked into the fabric at the mill. Sizing is used to make a fabric hold its shape/hand/drape/crispness in the shop so it's more attractive to buyers, and to deflect dust and stains. Some mills load so much sizing onto/into their fabrics it can take up to 10 washings to get it all out so you can sew it without skipped stitches (not only does sizing defect dust and stains, it acts as a shield so well it often deflects needles too!).

Putting the starting edge of the thin fabrics a quarter to half inch back so the starting sewing point is not the very edge of the fabric (starting a thin fabric at the very edge often causes it to be pulled under the throat plate - and skip stitches). Another little sewer tip is to grasp the thread tails (should be two, one upper and one bobbin) and gently pull the fabric through the first two inches of stitching.

There are other reasons for skipped stitching but the above should sort your issue. If you don't have your user guide, Brother does offer some free downloads for their machines, and also sells replacement hard copies.

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By keshugart09/02/2015

None of the recipes are a BBQ sauce using solely tomato soup. The original recipe was on a Campbell's tomato soup can.

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By Gloria Z [10]09/02/2015

Just cook for four servings eat one when you're done cooking. Put one serving in the refrigerator for the next day and freeze the other 2 in single serving plastic containers. I've stocked my freezer with so many different dishes I have fun when I choose and heat them in the micro-wave oven.

By HerkDia [30]09/01/2015

Thanks for the great suggestions. I hate wasting food so hopefully I can use them to keep celery a little longer. I do end up with extra meals and freeze them for later use. Cooking for one is not only difficult but lack of motivation to cook for myself is an issue. Thanks again for the great ideas.

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By Luvmycats09/02/2015

I too have an older cat, 13 yrs, he had been over grooming and had eaten all the hair off his belly, rear end, and outer legs/hips area. He also had some small sores on his neck, which I thought was from the younger cat biting him when they would play, turns out I think it was from him scratching all the time, you could tell he was itchy from all the scratching. I thought it was just stress since we had gotten a younger cat and he chases the older one around all the time. I started finding small white seed like things where he would lay. These turned out to be dried tapeworm segments. I took them both to the vet and both were given a shot for the tapeworm. My older cat got a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot for the itching and sores on his neck, which they shaved and cleaned well. Within two days he was doing much better. The over grooming has stopped and his hair is even starting to grow back. The vet said that he had the "classic" allergic reaction to flea spit, even though they hadn't had any flea problems for months. Take your cat to the vet for a steroid shot, that will stop the itching/scratching. good luck.

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By likekinds [104]09/02/2015

I sorta doubt when the boy's mother used the term 'couple', she meant it in the sense of a relationship. I think you can laugh off this little 'encounter'. But, do so while taking all of Abigail's advice. She has brought to light some important information all parents need to consider.

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By Nancy I.09/02/2015

Hi, Susan, I'd written a long answer to your question but lost the whole thing when I tried to edit it, so I'll give you the short answer: yes you can! Just be sure to do these things: 1) have a second person to help (if at all possible) to help separate the leaves before you cut and to hold the container you'll put the cut-out part in, 2) make sure there won't be a frost until after you get your new plants into the ground, 3) your helper should gently separate the leaves into front and back sections to expose the middle of the plant that you will dig down through (with a sharp shovel blade) and hold the sections apart while you are cutting it, if possible, 4) be sure to cut through the hosta you're dividing so that you are taking the back half of the plant (preserving most of the appearance of a whole plant with the front half), 5) put the dug-up part into a flowerpot and water well, and 6) water the hosta in the ground to help it bounce back. When you plant your new hostas, it is fine to set them so that the leaves are touching on neighboring plants if they are foundation plantings. Come spring when they come back up, they'll quickly put out new leaves and fill out into the mounded plants we love. Good luck!

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By mccrayjac09/02/2015

This sounds great, I can't wait to make it!

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By Nancy I.09/02/2015

We live in eastern North Carolina (zone 7a). This year we had two big black snakes in a hickory tree next to our deck, up about 40 feet. The larger of the two, which I assumed was the male, climbed the hickory to an abandoned squirrel nest. As he went over the rim of the neck, the second snake stuck her head up. He continued into the nest, and then the two of them came back out, twining around each other. The male eventually fell from the squirrel nest, luckily landing across a branch where he lay for almost a minute (catching his breath?) and then proceeded to climb back up to the female. Another day the same snake (more than 5 feet long!) climbed the same tree, checked out the squirrel nest (no one home!) and then crawled out on a branch and waited there for a few hours. I kept checking on him, and after about 4 hours, he'd gone on his way.

It's easy to tell that this is a non-venomous snake, because the venomous ones have vertical pupils and their heads are more wedge-shaped and heavy. A lot of non-venomous snakes have heads that are barely wider than their bodies and not wedge-shaped.

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By Joyce09/02/2015

You might double check the needle. It might be in backwards. This happened to a friend of mine.

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By cybergrannie [32]09/02/2015

There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about what Medicare & Medicaid will "do".

Medicaid will definitely check assets and will go back 5 years. They will take "action" if they find that anyone associated with that individual has deliberately moved, sold or "used" any assets belonging to that person. Medicaid will even look VERY closely at anything that individual has given to anyone (family or others). This does not mean that someone cannot have legitimately given anything away in the 5 previous years, but you may have to prove that no one involved knew this person was going to have to be placed in a nursing home.

Medicare is another thing entirely -

I live in Florida so the things I will describe are some of the things Florida Medicare may/will do. Always remember. Each case is different no matter where you live.

The following is my understanding of how Florida Medicare "works" and I have recently been through their process with a family member:
Florida Medicare does not "check" the assets of anyone (who is not qualified for Medicaid) being placed in a nursing home But, - their assets have to be listed on the admitting form.

Medicare only pays a certain portion of the entire bill. Some things they do not pay at all (such as personal care items) so the person responsible for the individual's finances will be billed for the 20% that Medicare does not cover and also for any personal items needed/used for their care. This cost rises quickly!!!

Then - Medicare only pays for a certain number of days in a nursing home - after that is exhausted, someone else is responsible for that cost. This cost can be tremendous! (My family member s cost was approx. 200 dollars a day). Medicare expects payment from that person's assets. The nursing home's finance department keeps excellent records! Medicare does not "kick" the person out for not paying but they will do everything legally possible to be reimbursed the money they pay out.

First - Florida Medicare will go after any and all bank accounts - then they will go for other assets and will attach a lien on any real estate, including the home of the individual. Their attorneys will go to almost any extent to get Medicare's money and they do check to see if anyone has done anything with assets the same as Medicaid does.

Now, once they have "found" all of the assets, they may determine that it would be best to place that person on Medicaid, but, - that will/does not remove any of the previous debt. Also, not all nursing homes will accept Medicaid and the person may have to be moved to another facility.

Sometimes (Florida) Medicaid or Medicare just places a lien on property and you may not even know it until the person dies and someone tries to sell the property.

As I stated at the beginning - I have just finished dealing with a problem like this and it was frightening to say the least.

I believe anyone thinking about placing someone in a nursing home should consult an attorney who knows what Medicare and Medicaid does in THEIR state.

As I understand it (now), Florida may be one of the toughest in collecting money and your state may not do any of these things. Also, I do not know that even Florida does this all the time but most of this did happen to our family.

By Mary M.09/01/2015

Medicare doesn't care what your assets are. Medicare is federal. What you're talking about is Medicaid eligibility determined by the state you live in. Medicaid does "look back" 5 years from the date of application to see if any transfer of money or assets was made. Medicaid becomes important if nursing home care is involved. You do need to discuss this with an attorney. Good luck to you.

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By Suzanne Matsumoto [2]09/02/2015

Try some WD-40.

By Mary Lou [14]09/02/2015

My husband says just wash it off without using anything abrasive, rub it with your thumb and a little water and mild soap or even just water.

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By Tewobesta Tilahun09/02/2015

hello right now i need a laptop because am going to study computer science and my family cant get me one cause we are so poor to buy it thats why am finding a free laptop i am sure i will get someone to offer me i will not give up until then. THANK YOU FOR READING IT

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By attosa [116]09/02/2015

Beautiful :)

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By Marg [16]09/02/2015

This sets off all the alarm bells! You need proper legal advice not guesses from us lot.
Marg from England.

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By Pixiedust7 [7]09/01/2015

Correction - I was going to go back and vote for it after I made my comment, but now I see it's not a new posting. Oh well, I'd vote for it if I could!

By Pixiedust7 [7]09/01/2015

This sounds really scrumptious, and I voted for it, even though I haven't tried it yet! I hope to try this very soon!

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By Wayne F.09/01/2015

This worked GREAT our dog Sandie took after a skunk tonight..we bought tomato juice but read about this..THANKS

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By Pixiedust7 [7]09/01/2015

Another great idea from likekinds! You got my vote! I love the ideas for reusing the coffee creamer containers, and wish I knew someone who throws them out, since I don't drink coffee!

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By Indu V.09/01/2015

I m opening my play school new branch same name genius play school.please suggest me for slogans

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By Anne Norman H. [1]09/01/2015

Add shrimp to your macaroni salad (nice-sized shrimp). Very good!

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

Abigail has given you extremely important advice and warnings about your husband, your children and you. It is clear that you do not want to acknowledge the truth of your situation, however, your children and you are in severe danger!!! You must find the strength to protect yourself and your children from a dangerous man who will only increase his violent behavior.

By Abigail A. [9]09/01/2015

I'm very concerned about things you are saying here.

"I got home and my husband was so mad at me for lying to him about not telling him that we were going to the park. I said yes, I told you." Is your husband a jailer? Why should he be mad that you took the kids to the park? Isn't this something a normal mother would do?
If you think this is normal, it isn't. You shouldn't have to report your every move to your husband or ask permission to take your own kids to the park.

Next, he is screaming and yelling at you. Why? Because of a simple miscommunication? Then he touches you in a violent way, which you are already downplaying. Apparently it was scary enough at the time to go to the police, but now you are justifying it or saying it was not as bad as it was.

As far as what he said, it was apparently threatening to yourself or his family. Threatening enough that the police decided to classify it "terroristic threats." That is a BIG DEAL. Yet now you are saying, "Well, he wouldn't really DO anything..." and it sounds like you've talked your parents into also testifying on his behalf, despite the fact you admit to feeling scared, confused and "freaked out" at the time.

It seems you are having a hard time wrapping your head around the fact that your husband is an abusive and violent person. At the time it happens your instincts tell you to get away and to keep him far away from yourself and your family. Afterwards you somehow manage to use your brain to justify his behavior, downplay your own emotions and tell yourself that it wasn't as bad as it really was.

Keep in mind that these domestic violence professionals have many years of experience and can spot a truly violent person from miles away. If they think there is a problem, there is. You may risk being harmed or even killed by your husband if you wish, but certainly you must take steps now to insure your three innocent children are safe. Afterward, you can decide how serious he really was about those threats. Now, he needs counselling and anger management classes and evaluation by professionals, and he needs to be away from your family until that is done. These professionals can see signs and symptoms that you will not see because you are obviously blinded by your attachment to him.

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

Unfortunately, it is difficult to take the door apart as this is to only way to clean inside the glass. This site explains the problem and process:

http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how- ... lean-inside-double-glass-oven-doors/

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

You will need to do some research to find a value. Search online for possible buyers and collectors and check EBay and Craig's List for prices of similar mowers.

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

Seems every day someone sends a question asking the breed of their dog; sometimes several questions each day. Almost all of the time, no one provides an answer as most people are not trained in dog breeding or species identification. Usually the request includes a picture which might help, however, some of the pictures show little more than a dog shape and color.

If you are truly interested in the ancestry of your dog, there are thousands of online resources and actual books that you can read to help you identify your mutt.

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

Seems every day someone sends a question asking the breed of their dog; sometimes several questions each day. Almost all of the time, no one provides an answer as most people are not trained in dog breeding or species identification. Usually the request includes a picture which might help, however, some of the pictures show little more than a dog shape and color.

If you are truly interested in the ancestry of your dog, there are thousands of online resources and actual books that you can read to help you identify your mutt.

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By Dinah Ackerson [4]09/01/2015

A very easy search for "low cost spay service new hampshire" produced many replies. You can try a search yourself or this site to consider if you can qualify for their services:

http://nhpetsonline.com/resources/l ... st-spay-and-neuter-in-new-hampshire/

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By Abigail A. [9]09/01/2015

Black labs are active dogs and love people.

Your dog needs a half hour to an hour walk every day. He also needs about a half hour play time, like fetch, every day. That is separate from the walk.

Tire out your dog and he won't mind so much when you leave.

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By Marlena S. [1]09/01/2015

Crafting with Coffee Mate Liquid containers - They can be used to storage a variety of materials. I am an art teacher and I would especially save them to make snowmen/women or a nesting doll where you only have one and there are books to read to the kids before creating the art project. There are many colorful books on snowmen and Patricia Polacco has a story called Babushka Doll that would be perfect!

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By realestatemama [1]09/01/2015

Call the Women's clubs in your area. If you don't have the number call the Chamber of Comerence speak to the secty she'll help. Call your church pastor and they can direct you. Also you ask at A.C. Moore store who they donate to. Also your local real estate agents and the library. I've done this for a friend.

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By beaverlaker [1]09/01/2015

I agree with Dinah. How big is it? Nothing to show if it's a juvenile or adult. Where? What state? (north/south?) Doesn't look like a pit viper. Based only on the picture, I'm going to say water snake, but still need more info.

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By Patrick D.09/01/2015

dan folgerberg...leader of the band

clint black.........spend my time

Louis Armstrong.what a wonderful world

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By Jennifer Storm N.09/01/2015

I like the idea of having fun while helping others, too.
A friend of ours always tells us not to bring their child gifts, but to bring a donation of a jar of peanut butter to donate to the food bank instead. Perhaps spend a morning at a nursing home, painting the nails of some residents. Then have a party booked at a nail salon that specializes in girly birthday parties, which may cost up to $200. My daughter's main wish is to have all her best friends sleep overnight, which won't cost much except for refreshments. Then you could donate the rest to a worthy cause, like a children's hospital or something. Just an idea.

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By Lizzyanny [9]09/01/2015

I would guess lab/collie

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By Lizzyanny [9]09/01/2015

Looks like a poodle. Smart dog. Lucky you.

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By OrahLee [2]09/01/2015

Our city has a very active S.C.O.R.E. office where experienced "retirees" will give you lots of advice for free. Very helpful when starting a new venture. Look under Small Business Administration.

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By Janet [1]09/01/2015

There is a Bach Rescue Remedy for Pets! Please don't use the regular Remedy for people, it has an alcohol base!
I use the pet one for my dog, and it works great!

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By Akul J. [1]09/01/2015

Yes I have seen them, but they were doing this 3 to 4 months ago and now also they are doing, so when can I expect them to lay egg...

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By Brenda J. Moore [2]09/01/2015

I appreciate the comments of theft vs foraging, however; I forage on land that is open, not family owned, not a farmstead etc. I guess wild apples and pears needed further clarification vs cultivated.
I'm sorry your families have impacted by theft.
Thank-you for pointing this out.

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By bryguy [2]09/01/2015

Unfortunately, this tastes nothing like soy sauce. It lacks the umami-richness soy is famous for (umami is the 5th basic taste, along with salty, sweet, sour and bitter). A common substitute for soy sauce is Maggi seasoning, which is available in most supermarkets. It's a staple in many European kitchens, and often used like soy sauce. BEWARE, however, that different countries have different formulations, and some versions hydrolyze soy protein while others hydrolyze wheat. If you're allergic to soy, make sure to get the wheat version, he original German formulation.

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By cybergrannie [32]09/01/2015

You can check this out on eBay and Google but i do not think it is very valuable.
Try looking on Replacements also as they have a lot of items listed.

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By Geee09/01/2015

Although a humidifier may be used if you live in a dry environment (sometimes used with external vapors or vapor rubs) - just make sure the reason for his cough is identified and treated.
It may take some time so Good luck, GodSpeed and May it turn out well!!

By Geee09/01/2015

If you haven't already, Please take your son to a different doctor - for example a specialist in Pulmonary Medicine, an Allergist or a Cardiologist for further evaluation. A persistent cough (longer than a few days) is not a normal condition and indicates symptoms of a condition that can worsen if not addressed.

The best way to suppress a cough is to Cure or Treat the underlying cause.

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By Geee09/01/2015

I have read that Pepper, Rosemary, Vinegar and Coffee grounds repels kitties. Albeit they can be cute and fun to watch.... it's also annoying when they get into things they are not suppose to!:)

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By Linda Valentine - Spokane WA [4]09/01/2015

I'm sorry it took so long to answer your question but I didn't remember the name of the product I wanted to recommend until I could get to the store to look for it. I've had the same problem you have -twice - and this product saved my hair both times. Infusium. You can find it in the hair section at Walmart or probably other places. It's almost almost found on the bottom shelf in a small bunch - mostly gray bottles. Follow the instructions and you'll soon have your hair back - may take a few applications but you'll notice the difference the very first time - marvelous product that's been around many, many years. Good for all kinds of hair damage, not just perm damage. Good luck!

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