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FReeper Canteen ~ Household Hints ~ 17 May 2007
May 16, 2007 | Entertaining the Troops Committee

Posted on 05/16/2007 5:55:08 PM PDT by beachn4fun

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.

HINT & TIPS

Welcome to the FReeper Canteen Hints & Tips that can be make your life easier. Or not! Hopefully, you'll find something here that will make your life easier. Or maybe someone you know could use one of these ideas. If you have a hint or tip of your own, be sure to leave it behind before you leave the Canteen.

Ma can always use helpful ideas on how to keep the Canteen clean with all the youngsters running around.

Let's start with some general household hints.

*** Use of soap wrapper: Don't throw away the wrapper after removing a bar of soap. Place it inside your shoe cabinet or shoe box. It's a cheap way of filling the air with a nice smell.

*** If your polished furniture has small scratches: Try rubbing them with a shelled walnut. You'll see the scratches just disappear!

*** If you have problem with slippery shoelaces which refuse to stay tied: Rub them with a candle and make them less slippery so that knots stay put.

*** To keep lint and dust off glass top tables, wash them in a solution of warm water and fabric softener. Add one tablespoon of liquid fabric softener to one quart of warm water. The fabric softener will clean the glass inexpensively and will help keep lint from gathering on the glass. Also great for computer screens and TV's

*** Don't throw away odd socks or socks with holes in them, use them to make a mop. Tie several socks (10-12 works best) to a mop or broom handle and use just like you would a regular mop. White cotton socks work best for this project and by the time the "sock mop" wears out, you'll probably have plenty more socks to make a new one.

***Get rid of pet hair on upholstery effortlessly by wiping the furniture with a slightly dampened sponge.

(All hints found on websites. Management makes no claims to the effectiveness of any hints)

Join us again next week for more hints.



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To: beachn4fun

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651 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: beachn4fun

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652 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: beachn4fun

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653 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: beachn4fun

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654 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

while you were sleeping


655 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:47 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: Allegra

mine?


656 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:54 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Allegra

mine?


657 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:54 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Allegra

mine?


658 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:54 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Tanniker Smith

while you were sleeping


659 posted on 05/17/2007 7:48:59 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: Tanniker Smith

while you were sleeping


660 posted on 05/17/2007 7:49:00 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: Allegra

WOW-weeee

That is strange. But I’m sure welcome at the moment, heh?


661 posted on 05/17/2007 7:49:57 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: Arrowhead1952

LOL

Didn’t work for either of us.

BTW, you were being sneaky, me thinks. (wink)


662 posted on 05/17/2007 7:50:54 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: beachn4fun
That is strange. But I’m sure welcome at the moment, heh?

Very. We are reveling in it.

The typical late spring blast-furnace heat had already made its appearance, with promises of much worse to come.

This is a nice respite and I wish it would last a long time.

663 posted on 05/17/2007 7:55:14 AM PDT by Allegra (Socks.)
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To: najida; Kathy in Alaska; Allegra; MS.BEHAVIN; All

Good morning everyone......

He called about 2:30 last night, they were going to admit him...they’d run a CAT scan and didn’t like the way that turned out so they’re going to do an MRI this morning.

And run another EKG...

So....till I know more, I stay put here, if not, I am SO outta here to go be with my hubby.

I’ve got to tell you...all the times we’ve all prayed for God’s Perfect Peace for others....he and I felt it last night and still today...prayers DO work...please PLEASE don’t stop.

Love ya all..

BG


664 posted on 05/17/2007 7:55:32 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (See HiJinx's tag line....then DO it!!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I’ve got to tell you...all the times we’ve all prayed for God’s Perfect Peace for others....he and I felt it last night and still today...prayers DO work...please PLEASE don’t stop.

We won't stop praying for good news, good health and a happy outcome.

You've been there for us in His name so many times; we are now here for you.

665 posted on 05/17/2007 8:00:36 AM PDT by Allegra (Socks.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

You know we’ll be here with you to see it through.

Thanks for the update.

HUGS


666 posted on 05/17/2007 8:04:07 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: beachn4fun
BACK! BACK! BACK! I say!!

I don't run for 666.
Okay, so maybe I'm just a wee bit superstitious.

667 posted on 05/17/2007 8:13:50 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: SandRat
and may the terrorists experience the level of retribution as was meted out in the scene from the movie The Patriot where the father took his son back from the “Lobster Backs” on the wooded trail.

Film at 11:00.

668 posted on 05/17/2007 8:14:59 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: acad1228

now dat girl is da bomb!


669 posted on 05/17/2007 8:15:14 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: beachn4fun
And forget about sleeping. I can't even see the last page. I have no idea what's going on with the server. These pages have been hitting the tolerance for questionable and prohibited words more and more. (I would love to know what those are). When the happens, it just stops the page dead.

Some weirder moments: recently the added the Steve Jackson Games websites because it's a gaming company. However, there are no online games on the site -- it's the gaming companies site. (And for historical reference, it technically has the longest running daily blog on the Internet -- it started in 1993!)

Also, and this has been going on for a while, there are some URLs connected to Freerepublic that I can't see because freerepublic.com is on the (Denied/Crime) list. Go figure.

670 posted on 05/17/2007 8:20:42 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Believe me, I wouldn’t send you something questionable. Don’t know what’s causing the problem. Can you check your “spam” settings or firewall to see if you see anything?


671 posted on 05/17/2007 8:26:54 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: Tanniker Smith
FYI: Anything with “radio”, “music”, “mp3”, “games” & any combo of letters that could be profane, are automatically blocked here at work. For a long time, anything from foki was blocked/banned/restricted.
672 posted on 05/17/2007 8:33:32 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Great coffee, Kathy!

Thanks {{HUGS}}


673 posted on 05/17/2007 8:40:32 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
GM, Kathy!

PLEASE wish your dad a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from "duckie" & i.

free dixie HUGS,sw

674 posted on 05/17/2007 8:43:28 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: beachn4fun
GM, dear.

i see that you were NOT "washed away" in the storms of last evening.

HEAVY rain & DAMAGING wind on our side of the river, between 5-9PM.

LOTS of trees down on cars/electric lines!

free dixie SMOOCH,sw

675 posted on 05/17/2007 8:45:14 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Who hit their head.I can’t find the first post.Prayers.


676 posted on 05/17/2007 8:47:20 AM PDT by fatima (Free (((Hugs))) today.)
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To: beachn4fun
Oh, I know it isn't you. And sometimes I can see everything by switching my preferences to 20 posts per page -- and even then I can't figure it out.

I've gone home and reread them, and I have no idea. And it usually doesn't have anything to do with the last thing that appears on the page. I can't explain it or do anything about it.

677 posted on 05/17/2007 8:55:14 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: beachn4fun
01. ) Anyone who has actually read the instructions for a kitchen sink garbage disposal as far as what and what not to put in it would never put any food stuffs in it.

02. ) Anyone experienced in the use of an automatic dishwasher already knows that they don't really wash any dishes. They might come close to sterilizing dishes but not actually washing them. Dishes have to be washed in the sink before using a dishwasher. At best, they should be used for storage of washed dishes but not be counted on to wash dishes.

03. ) Trash compactors.....filthy, dirty, moldy, stinky, disease-ridden garbage under the kitchen sink? Just lovely!

04. ) Fabric softeners.....put oil in your clothes to sham a feeling of "softness." I thought the idea was to remove oils from clothes, not put more oil in them. Fabric softeners are magnets for dead skin, dust, lint and dirt.

I can't think of anymore shams that shrewd marketers have put over on American women at the moment but there are many. So much for household hints.

678 posted on 05/17/2007 9:02:24 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: fatima

here’s the original


679 posted on 05/17/2007 9:03:03 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: beachn4fun

Oh no,what a worry.We will pray,thanks Beachie.


680 posted on 05/17/2007 9:04:33 AM PDT by fatima (Free (((Hugs))) today.)
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To: stand watie

Good afternoon, dear

It rained pretty darn good on my side. Wasn’t long after I got home that the storm rolled in. Lots of rain and wind, some thunder & lightning, but I didn’t see any trees or limbs down. Mostly just leaves.

SMOOCHES back atcha


681 posted on 05/17/2007 9:07:23 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: El Gran Salseron

682 posted on 05/17/2007 9:08:36 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: Brad's Gramma

May God place his healing hands on your husband, Gramma and give you strength and comfort..Prayers continue. May He give the doctors all wisdom and skill.


683 posted on 05/17/2007 9:29:32 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; All
Hello Ma and canteeners.


684 posted on 05/17/2007 9:38:48 AM PDT by EsmeraldaA
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To: tomkow6; LUV W; All

OHH HOW CUTE Jacko carrying his younger self LOL!

Well there is report off Hareetz wire rocket hit Israeli boy day school near Gaza anddd more fighting between Fatah and Hamas

Let start betting pool how long before latest smackdown would cause fall of PLO GOVT LOL!

Also UK Daily mail claim that Tony blair is on verge becoming Cathoic see I think in the UK if you are PM you have stick with Church of England I KNOW SO BACKWARD it ancient law going back to Turn of the century


685 posted on 05/17/2007 9:42:36 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Brad's Gramma; MoJo2001; StarCMC; HiJinx; beachn4fun; laurenmarlowe; Fawnn; HopeandGlory; ...

Posted by Brad’s Gramma.......


Good morning everyone......

He called about 2:30 last night, they were going to admit him...they’d run a CAT scan and didn’t like the way that turned out so they’re going to do an MRI this morning.

And run another EKG...

So....till I know more, I stay put here, if not, I am SO outta here to go be with my hubby.

I’ve got to tell you...all the times we’ve all prayed for God’s Perfect Peace for others....he and I felt it last night and still today...prayers DO work...please PLEASE don’t stop.

Love ya all..

BG

664 posted on 05/17/2007 6:55:32 AM AKDT by Brad’s Gramma (See HiJinx’s tag line....then DO it!!!!)


Prayers continue, Grammie.


686 posted on 05/17/2007 9:45:32 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma

Prayers for Grad’s Bramma.


687 posted on 05/17/2007 9:48:58 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: EsmeraldaA

Good morning, Es


688 posted on 05/17/2007 9:51:20 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Never accidentally close your cat into the refrigerator.

Good morning, Gypsy....this is important if you have a curious cat. Thanks.

689 posted on 05/17/2007 9:52:09 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Prayers to continue. Stay in touch!

sjb


690 posted on 05/17/2007 9:52:24 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Yeah, a cat enclosed in a refrigerator would come out fat and sassy to say nothing of emptying your refrigerator. :-)


691 posted on 05/17/2007 9:54:16 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: beachn4fun
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

free dixie SMOOCH,sw

692 posted on 05/17/2007 9:55:58 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


693 posted on 05/17/2007 9:58:09 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: All

Oops! You bought a loaf of french bread, or for that matter, any dough-based pastry and forgot about it. Now it is so rock-hard that it could be used to drive nails or be put into the nose cone of an ICBM.

Not to worry. Dampen it under the kitchen faucet. Alternately, you could coat it with butter or margarine. I use the butter method.

Heat in oven. It comes out like fresh-baked.

I’ve done it and people swear I baked my own bread.


694 posted on 05/17/2007 9:59:31 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma

Heartfelt prayers are still up.


695 posted on 05/17/2007 10:04:19 AM PDT by EsmeraldaA
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To: beachn4fun
OMG!! It’s Thursday!

Thank you for reminding me beachy. LOL!

696 posted on 05/17/2007 10:05:48 AM PDT by EsmeraldaA
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To: EsmeraldaA

Hey, ther, ES!


697 posted on 05/17/2007 10:06:31 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: El Gran Salseron

Good to know, thanks. :)


698 posted on 05/17/2007 10:06:33 AM PDT by EsmeraldaA
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To: EsmeraldaA

mine


699 posted on 05/17/2007 10:06:47 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: EsmeraldaA

mine


700 posted on 05/17/2007 10:06:47 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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