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  1. Nov 15, 2018 #121

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    I'm going to explain it anyway - and it won't help.
    That 20 years is fixed. The aging isn't.
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2018 #123

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    I support 3 with time and effort, none with money. Scores from Charity Navigator:

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  4. Nov 15, 2018 #124

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    I have made quilts for Project Linus.
    For the local Children's hospital neonatal unit I have made the following:
    layettes(bib,burp cloth,simple dress, simple shirt and pants, nightgowns,beanies,mittens)
    fun surgery hats (older children like dino,Peppa Pig,wrestlers,etc)
    knitted beanies for preemies.
    have made blankets for the Veterans at the local nursing home several times.
    But I don't donate money to any one charity.
    I donate time.
    This does several things:
    1. keeps me busy.
    2. cleans out my fabric stash,yarn stash
    3. someone who actually needs it gets the help they need.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2018 #125

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  6. Nov 15, 2018 #126

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    I know a woman who crocheted a bunch of preemie hats and sent them to a hospital. She never heard a word from them, so she quit. I know that when my daughter was born, she was a preemie and received a hat with matching booties in the neo-natal nursery where she was for 15 days.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2018 #127

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    To me that indicates our understanding of Math is wrong.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2018 #128

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    She was making the hats for the recognition instead of for the babies?
     
  9. Nov 16, 2018 #129

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    I think she just wanted to know, LL. There are hospitals, and also there are Hospitals. The 'community' hospital in my town spends time and human resources on 'community outreach'. I'm pretty sure that when/if they are sent 'preemie hats' they are gratefully acknowledged. But if the hospital doesn't devote any resources to community relations, and nobody on staff volunteers some time to 'taking in and thanking for', those preemie hats may just disappear into the vortex, i.e. the trash.
    Receiving a thank you note is a way of knowing that the hospital probably didn't trash the hats. If I were in the habit of knitting preemie hats (I have heard of 'knit one, perl two), I might wander by the target maternity ward, and see if I could spot a preemie hat in use. That would be sufficient acknowledgement, even better than the note.
     
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    I don't do it for the recognition.
    I do it to keep busy.
    Am in process of learning how to make knockers for Breast Cancer Survivors.
    Not buying any supplies, using what I got.
    No big deal, just something I do.
    I went to that same Children's Hospital at birth.
    2 months to early. Born in October, was suppose to be Christmas baby.
     
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    Is there actually such a thing as a sock troll? Less than a week ago I bought 20 brand new pairs of white tube socks at ww. 40 new socks with the “Dickies” name on them. I cut up the previous 20 pairs and tossed them in the rag box (though the number was closer to 33 actual socks).

    Today I washed 7 pairs of my new socks, I took them off at point A, hamper. I took them to point B, the washer, then to point C, the dryer, then to back to point A to fold and put them away.

    Only I did not have 14 newly laundered socks when I put them in the drawer. I had 13 socks!!! Where did the other one go?

    This little sock troll has plagued me for years! :rolleyes:
     
  12. Nov 17, 2018 #132

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    @Peanut if you have a top loader check between the drum and the casing I used to find mine got wedged in there :), or alternatively one is stuck to the drum that you didn't see, or alternatively the sock gremlin took it just to frustrate you a little more.
     
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    Or it's stuck in your pants leg and you don't notice until you're driving.
     
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    I have found some there as well. I have often wondered if they get sucked out when the tub is drained and pumped? Do they get pumped out with the water?

    When my daughter was an infant, I bought a pair of socks to go with an outfit of hers. One went missing. I found it a while later in the corner of a fitted sheet.
     
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    Yes! Fitted sheets draw in socks like a carny spiel draws in rubes.
     
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    Translation . . . like a carnival barker's exhortations attract customers.
     
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    I safety pin my socks together.
    Haven't lost any for a while.
     
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    Doesn't that make it hard to walk ?
     
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    OH my silly person!
    Only safety pin them to throw in washer, drier.
    Take safety pin out when rolling into ball to put in dresser.
     
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    College graduated co-worker asked me if I could run a phone jack to their new home office.

    OK I can do that. Phone?

    No it's for a FAX machine they don't use.

    If you don't use the FAX then why do you want me to run a phone line?


    Because she can't print from her computer until the FAX is connected to a phone line.

    You have a 3-1? Printer, scanner and FAX?

    Yes but she doesn't use the FAX or Scanner.

    Just run a printer cable from the "FAX" to your computer. You don't need a phone line to print.

    It was plugged into a phone jack at her old office...am I sure it will work?

    Yes.
     
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    I understand her problem: too much data.
     
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    I don't understand how you learn to drive a car, but not to check the oil? Checking the oil and knowing how to change a flat tire should be prerequisites to getting a driver's license.
     
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    If you start your car owning 'career' with clunkers/junkers, that learning comes pretty much automatically. Along with mufflers & tailpipes and sparkplugs and. . .
     
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    It is interesting to me how many people I know who have had their engine seize on them because of a lack of oil. I heard someone (female) say that she always lets her husband take care of the oil. Except when he didn't. And the car needs a new engine. These things were part of driver's ed in h.s. for me. We had to check the oil in the car, in front of the instructor. We had to change a tire, including jacking up the car.
     
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    On my way to work I pass a string of High School drivers headed to school and I've noticed something about their experience with headlights. They learned to drive in a new car and the headlights come on and off automatically.

    A few of the High School drivers are driving survivors from Obama's clunker program with manual headlights, with headlights off!

    Most of the High Schoolers are driving newer cars with automatic headlights.

    And a few of the real new autos have gone back to manual on/off headlights and the Students are driving to school in the early dawn with headlights off.
     
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    My last 2 cars Toyotas 2014 and 2017, had/have a selector switch that lets you choose whether or not you want the auto headlights feature. I'm guessing that's because 'always on' headlights cause the small-engine cars to use more gas.

    The 2017 is a lease car. I went that route because I expected to 'buy the farm' before the lease runs out, and turning it back in for credit would be easier than selling it for my nephew/executor. He's going to have enough to do anyway.
     
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    I used to own a petrol station and provided full driveway assistance change oil, check oil, wash windscreens etc. You would be surprised at how many people including a lot of men do not even know where their dipstick is in the car to check the oil. The worst in the male department were executive types in suits who didn't have a clue. The reason I found this out was because as I reached 8 months pregnant I could not reach the dipstick to check the oil without sitting on the bonnet of the car so asked the drivers to pass the dipstick to me and lots said where is it and I had to show them and while I was at it I showed them how to check the fluid levels too and where to put in the water for the windscreen wipers and radiator as well.
     
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    My F150's oil dipstick is so far down in the engine compartment it is almost impossible to reach.
    I have to get a step ladder to get to it.
    My wife used to mow the lawn before I retired and she would never check the oil in the mower.
    I would come home and it would be sitting in the yard dead.
    I replaced the motor in that thing 3 times.
    She does not mow the grass now and that makes both of us happier.
     

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