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Eliminating Static in Fleece Blanket?Last year I purchased a poly blend microfleece blanket. While it is soft and very warm, I have a major problem, static. This blanket develops so much static that whenever I move in bed or shift the covers, sparks fly to the point that I have wondered if there is a chance of fire!

 

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Should I Deadhead a Hydrangea?I bought beautiful hydrangeas from a nursery for my patio and they have lasted about 2 months. The blooms have died. If I deadhead the blooms, will I get more or is that it?

 

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How Can I Alter a Blouse To Make It Larger?My brother-in-law got me a beautiful blouse in China. But I think the language barrier got in the way and he purchased a child's size. I need about 8 inches more in width in the back and some more room in the sleeves. Can anyone think of a way to make this that much bigger?

 

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Repairing Marble Table Top?My marble dining room table got a nick in it (1 inch long by 1/2 inch wide, by 1/16 inch deep at the deepest part of the nick) when a piece of metal accidentally fell on it. The table is real marble, variegated green with a tiny bit of white veining.

 

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Does My Water Heater Need To Be Replaced?My electric water heater is 25 years old. Within the last few weeks it will suddenly not heat water all the time. The first time my brother-in-law told me to hit the reset button. Since I could not find one at all, he told me to turn off the circuit breaker, wait 15-30 minutes, and turn it back on. This makes the heater work and I get hot water. Lately it is happening more frequently (sometimes daily, other times every 2-3 days).

 

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Products for Preventing Ice on Outside Staircase?I live in an upstairs condo and in the winter we generally get some ice in Dallas. This means I am a prisoner in my home when it ices since I can't use my steep staircase until it melts.

 

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Can I Upgrade This Older Computer?I am cleaning house and have an 11 year old Toshiba laptop that still works. But it only has 64mb of RAM, a CD reader (not writer), and an old floppy drive.

 

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Keeping Fruit Flies Away From Fruit?I have read that many fruits and vegetables do not need to be refrigerated and have better taste if they are not. When I leave fruits and veggies out, I notice a few (1-3, I think) small flies/gnats, especially around aromatic fruits.

 

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What is a Cold Water Block Press?I just purchased a 100% Egyptian cotton matelasse and shams from Peacock Alley Outlet. The cleaning instructions advise to take to the cleaners and ask for "cold water block press" to retain size and shape. What is this and can I do this at home?

 

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