All Activity

This stream auto-updates   

  1. Today
  2. I finally made it to Wal-Mart today. I got everything on my list except for the blood sugar control solution. I can't find the stuff for my monitor anywhere. Not even on line. I have a number to call tomorrow. It isn't really important but since I saw it mentioned on their Youtube video, I thought it would be a good idea to check it out. Wal-Mart has their back to school stuff out. I don't know about sales but they had tons of stuff. I even found a small zippered pencil case like we used to have back in the old days. I've been looking for one for years. I even tried the office supply stores. I've wanted one to keep my stamps, labels and checkbook in so they are all together and I can just grab it and do my bills. It was all of $0.97. I also got an accordion folder with 5 pockets in it to keep all of my insurance and Medi-care info in. Also the extra pocket I'll use for Social Security stuff next year. That's one little bit of a whole lot of info I now have organized. They had the cutest little Ball canning jars. They are just for decoration. If I wasn't saving my empty grocery store Starbucks Frappuccino bottles I would have bought a couple of 4 packs to start making homemade extracts in. Now that I look at my bottles I'm wondering if they are too big. They are 9.5 ounces. That might be a lot of vanilla etc. extract at one time. They are nice milk bottle shaped and the label peels off pretty easily. I guess extract lasts forever though, huh? http://www.freshpreserving.com/ball-4-oz.-mini-storage-jar-4-count-1036850.html#gclid=CODqkOqsqNUCFUc7gQodu6gD7Q&kwid=303700740464x42133256099x805919448&start=3
  3. Yesterday
  4. Here is the Youtube video I was talking about and started me thinking.
  5. Party went fine. Way too much food, as usual. But my son forgot to take the car back out and fill it up yesterday, so I looked down this morning and realized I wasn't going to make it in. (I hate seeing the bottom eighth of the tank anyway!) So I got gas, and realized I could operate the nozzle! When I tried yesterday, my hands wouldn't work right and the gnome went to stabbing me again. I feel just so much better today, it's crazy. Which is particularly good because the moving schedule was condensed. They were supposed to tell me yesterday. Today I found out I was losing my desk this morning (instead of tomorrow morning) when the guys were standing in the hallway outside my office. Luckily, I'd packed most of it yesterday so I could focus on party stuff today. Finished up while they were getting the credenza (which was SUPPOSED to disappear today) wrangled out the doors.
  6. Once my "new" phone was connected and BEFORE the tech left, I used my pre-paid flip phone to call myself. It went to a voice-mail answering system! I was NOT happy with that because my telephone has a built-in answering machine! The solution to the problem was rather simple, but not one I would have known if I hadn't caught it while the tech was here. He simply set the number of rings before answering to be one more than the set up I had for MY phone. (I have my phone set to go to the answering machine function after 4 rings. He set the digital answering machine to pick up after 6 rings. Maybe your MIL can call AT&T and ask them how she can change that so her own phone will be the default answering device.
  7. AT&T is that way. MIL was told, when she renewed her DirecTV, that she HAD to have internet service. They convinced her that "everyone" has it now and that's the way they do things. Then, they disconnected her land line, connected it to the modem. She was OK for a day or two, until, their answering service answered her phone before her land line phone could pick it up. She does not know and does not want to know, how to get her messages. To make matters worse, she called them, they told her she had to have it that way, including call forwarding (where they were sending her calls, neither one of us know), and made her phone number a "blocked" number. When she tried to call her doctor, plumber, and pharmacy, they would not answer the calls, and she was getting a recording that her number was blocked! I spent hours on hold, then another hour with AT&T trying to get "just the basic" phone service. She has an answering machine and does not have a smart phone or computer. How stupid are those people? We have 2 land lines in our house. And that is the way it is going to stay! Our home #, which we've had over 30 years, and our business #. The business must have a land line, because of the machines we use. Pulled the last of our beets, after collecting the last of the seeds, filled a 5 gallon bucket with 15 beets. 2 years old and huge, I want to can them. IDK how they are going to taste. I am hoping to harvest the last of the carrots later this week. Canning them should make the softer (?). I hope your party goes well Ambergris and that your back gets better soon. Miki, Gunny comes in and sticks his huge nose in my face and just sits there until I move, breathing heavy. Ack, not fun waking up to hot dog breath.
  8. NOt sure if it is still true but I believe you cannot use a fax machine with a digital connection. Good morning! Feel like I was hit by a truck! Now I have two little dogs trying to push me off the bed. I will have to be more assertive in my sleeping position! Off to the races!
  9. Can orange juice be canned safely? I didn't know that.
  10. I have loss of different frequencies in each ear. The right one just doesn't hear well; the left one has loss in the human voice frequencies, most notably when men are talking. (Who wants to hear what they have to say anyway? ) AT&T just sent me a refund check for the balance remaining on my old account: 58 cents! You bet your bottom dollar I cashed it. I even gave the teller 2 cents.....I hate the new pennies--didn't want to get any back.
  11. OH MY YES MIDNIGHTMOM! Oops, sorry for yelling but you were telling my story too. And with AT&T. A couple of years ago I was asking something about my phone and they told me then that no one was offering the land lines any more. Everything was going digital. I backed out of the door very slowly. I still have mine but I don't know for how long. The last time I was in there I had a billing issue. I don't remember what it was but it was legit. I owed them $0.03. Yep, they sent out a bill for 3 cents. Stamp, paper, envelopes cost them more than that. I went in to pay it and they said they didn't accept cash. Oh Lawsy. I had to either pay with a check or credit card. If I didn't pay it, I'd accrue a $5.00 late payment. I wish I would have had my checkbook with me so they would have had to wait for it to clear at the bank but all I had was my credit card. And three pennies. I can't hear worth a crap any more either. And so many people don't face me when I talk to them it makes it doubly hard to hear. I must be ugly. And is it just me or are female voices getting higher? Some of these young whippersnappers sound like they've swallowed a balloon full of helium. Grates on my last nerve. I'd better shut up now 'cause you know I could go on and on...
  12. I had a similar situation Jeepers. I moved within the same apt complex. When I called to transfer my phone service to the new location I also inquired about adding internet. My phone was supposed to be transferred and usable on Monday. No dial tone. I gave it till Tues. No dial tone. I went to the office to use their phone to call AT&T to find out why I didn't have a dial tone as promised. I have a hard time hearing frequencies in the normal conversation spectrum, and had recently acquired hearing aids. So, I am in the office, with "office sounds" going on -- printers, phones ringing, conversations, etc --while I am on the phone trying to straighten out why I don't have a dial tone. On top of that, the customer service rep is either talking too fast or not into the microphone, or.................... At any rate, I am having a hard time making her understand the issue. I finally get connected to repair service because I finally gave up trying to explain that they were supposed to transfer service and just reported the issue as being "no dial tone." So, they send someone out to check it. They sent them to the OLD apt because the trouble ticket still had my phone service as being connected there. Fortunately, my old neighbors saw him and gave him my new address. He shows up and has to create a new connection out at "the box." Yay! Dial tone! I have my hard-wired telephone service back again. Until Thursday. Another tech comes out Thurs to hook up my internet. It is a wi-fi router that is hard-wire connected to the telephone jack on the wall. He is about to leave and I ask him, "Where do I plug in my phone?" He says, "You don't have phone service." I say, "What do you mean, I don't have phone service?" He says his order says nothing about phone service! I say, "I want my phone service back." He says to give me a few minutes to check with the office. He comes back in and plugs my phone cord into the wi-fi router! I insist I want my hard-wired phone back. He says they don't "do" hard-wired connections anymore. Everyone/everything is digital! We hassled a little bit and I finally decided to give up on arguing with him and to call AT&T the next day. Long story short. I no longer have a hard-wired telephone. My phone is plugged into the router. If the power goes out, so does my phone. The AT&T rep suggest that I buy a battery back-up in case of a power failure!!! Not happy about the phone. But hey, I have internet!!!
  13. Elizabeth Gaskell: The Complete Novels https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Elizabeth-Gaskell-Collection-ebook/dp/B07431BW7N/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1501028179&sr=8-5&keywords=Elizabeth+Gaskell%3A+The+Complete+Novels
  14. Ya know Ambergris, the thought of my last sight on this earth being a big beagle snout, two long soft velvety ears and two beautiful brown soulful eyes doesn't sound half bad.
  15. In An Aquarium: The Magical Globe Adventures - No 2 in the series of kid's illustrated, read to me, bedtime stories https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KZ1GKGM/ Grandpa Went to Heaven https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N21HJGM/ Nursery Rhymes: Mouse Goes To The Doctor -Funny Rhyming Picture Book for Beginner Readers/Bedtime Story 2- 8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O99TZK4/ Picky Ricky & The Food Fairy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0106R40X4/ Rhyming Book for Kids "Cutie Sue Fights the Germs": An Adorable Story About Health and Personal Hygiene (Picture Book, Preschool book, Ages 3-6) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUYMOCO/ Books for Kids: Should I Share My Toys?: (Children's book about a Little Boy Who Learns How To be Generous, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3-5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5KOEQ0/ The Call of the Wild https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072J5ZNPH/
  16. Last week
  17. Don't worry, Mom. If you fall in, I'll be here to provide you with a loving last vision. Back has been acting up last couple of days. Almost came home from work at lunchtime to stretch out in bed. Good thing I didn't, because once I did get there, it didn't help. Tomorrow is the office birthday party, and it's my team's turn to throw it. I had all kinds of plans (you know that avocado salad that's all over Facebook? yeah, that one. And a loaf of hot bread that rose and baked in the lunchroom.) But then came reality. And the fact I had to pack my office up because they're hauling out my furniture tomorrow to make room for the standing desk that comes on Thursday. And the fact I can barely think or move at half speed. So I got packaged salads from Publix and a few extra ingredients to throw in, and there will be pizza from Dave's along with a Costco cake. And life will move on.
  18. "I'm sure I'll never pee alone again!" That made me laugh out loud. Been there... Mine used to wait until I got in a nice warm bathtub and then nose the door open to make sure I haven't drowned. As the cold air rushed in she would turn around and walk out. If I closed the door tightly she would scratch on it until I opened it. You know how when you have a newborn in the house and you have to wait until they are asleep to sneak in a bath? That was me for 13 years. Ugh, I hate changing companies and learning new stuff that I'm not really interested in. My company keeps wanting to change my plan saying I can get it a couple of dollars cheaper. Not worth the headache to me. I also know what they are up to. They want to get rid of my landline and make it digital.
  19. I thought about freezing it but my fridge freezer is usually pretty full of everyday (not long term storage) food. It's pretty small too. And then there is the power outage issue. I was watching some of The Kneady Homesteader videos and in a few of her older videos she mentioned the big power outage in 2003 (I think). I went through it too and it was awful and it was for 'only' five days. NOTHING was open because there was no power to operate anything. And it was DARK. I had my wind up radio for updates. I'm not sure how others went through it but thankfully I was able to hole up in the house. I tend to forget about that until something jogs my memory. Anyway...I was thinking about how you can can your own fresh juice so why not bottled juice. No way could I buy that many oranges and squeeze them myself to make enough juice to can. I'm going to start looking around in my area for 100% juice and organic inn my area. I can't remember where I saw it. If I bookmarked it, I'll post it.
  20. Going to try to make this as short as possible. When we moved (12 miles), DISH changed our internet provider and plan without our knowledge or consent. I only found out by going online to DISH and seeing that we now had Hughes net and only 15 gigs anytime instead of 50 like we did before. We called, complained, but no better deal. So we went with Cable one, who came out and we are good with what we have now. Of course Dish is trying to get us back but no and it has just been a pain that has taken up too much of our time. Whenever we switch services, we have uninstall and reinstall our printer software on both lap tops. Done! We now have a Tivo which neither one of us knows anything about and the kid who set us up didn't have time to help us get familiar at all. DH can't get his Bluetooth headphones to hook up for anything and is driving me crazy! Otherwise, all is well! The old house is clean and vacated. Just have to go pick up grill and check mail tomorrow. The two little pups were playing some today, so that's good! The new one is so devoted to me, I'm sure I'll never pee alone again! LOL That's about it for now! Have a good evening, folks!
  21. Yes, that's who it was. I couldn't think of her name when I posted. Righty-O! She used a common recipe and said she just adds mayo when she serves it but I think it would be to vinegary for my taste. My MIL used to make it back in the 70's and froze it and it was called freezer slaw. Nothing like traditional 'cole slaw'. RELISH. That's the word that describes it best. That's what got me thinking about canning up just the veggies together and then adding the mayo when it's opened. But thinking about a canned carrot...it probably would be too soft for a traditional cole slaw. Maybe I'll try some this winter with pickle crisp added to the jar?
  22. Yep, like Midnightmom said. 2-3 days in the refrigerator and you should be fine.
  23. Sent you a friend request on FB. It will be under my real name of course. When you get an opportunity I would like to be added to the FB group. Thank you
  24. Veggies are looking good WE2. Let us know if you try the baking soda, peppermint & lavender.
  25. Depends on who on You Tube your watching as to whether I would trust it or not. I have a few ladies on there that I like and trust their methods. Never heard of recanning OJ myself though. You can safely can oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruit. And you can also can other fruit juices. Might want to do a little research or contact Ball and ask about it.
  26. Jeepers - Was that the Australian lady She's a Bottler's video? I saw that recently and wondered about it too. Basically she is just pickling the veggies so it should be okay I guess. Like the piccalilli relish on the Ball web site -https://www.freshpreserving.com/piccalilli-relish-|-piccalilli-relish-recipe---ball-fresh-preserving-br1134.html I personally think it would be a bit soggy and too vinegary for my taste. I like my cole slaw crunchy and more sweet than vinegary.
  27. Hi Ambergris! Is no one canning this summer? Okay since my last check in I've canned pickle relish without any onions and peppers, sweet pickles, bread and butter pickles, 15 lbs of ground beef, lemon honey jelly and zucchini bread jam. Also got another 25 lbs of ground beef put up in the freezer.
  28. I've seen an Amish recipe on Farm Bell Recipes by Chickens in the Road. That is the only one I have seen.
  1. Load more activity