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lady_disdain

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1965 on: August 09, 2013, 10:52:09 AM »
Ouch, Cherry!

All I can say is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKHzTtr_lNk

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« Reply #1966 on: August 09, 2013, 02:02:55 PM »
Ouch, Cherry!

All I can say is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKHzTtr_lNk

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« Reply #1967 on: August 10, 2013, 09:05:21 AM »
This is a tiny one but it does make me wonder.

I've written before about how people in our neighborhood put out boxes of 'stuff' on the sidewalk for passers-by to take home.  Yesterday, I chanced upon a box of ceramic items.  There were mugs of varying interest and a nice pair of candlesticks.  The candlesticks were too unwieldy to carry home but there was a coaster that I picked up. 

Once I got it home, it started to look oddly familiar.  It looks a lot like part of a set  I put out for a yard sale a few years ago. 

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1968 on: August 25, 2013, 05:57:38 PM »
Where did my right hearing aid go to? I took out my left hearing aid last Fri, removed the battery, and put it in it's spot where I store it when they aren't' being worn, went to take the right one out, it popped out on its own and fell, but I didn't hear it hit the hardwood floor, I got down on my hands and knees and looked under the dresser and bed with a flashlight, looked under the other two dressers with a flashlight with no luck, looked in the bottom drawer that was slightly open, shook out DH's jeans that were there, nothing, even swept in the walk thru closet with no luck. Anyone know what happened to it, and if so, please tell it I need it, lol!

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1969 on: August 26, 2013, 11:04:14 AM »
I've found all the containers and lids! They're in my kitchen. I have an entire box full of lids and containers. I've managed to find two containers with lids that fit them, that's it.

I want to know where all my wrist braces went. I used to have two at work and one at home, but I decided to take one of my work ones home because I just need one at work. And now I have my one at work (not taking that home, not for anything, I need it too much at work) but can't find any of my home ones.

Well, that's not exactly true. I can find the hard brace that doesn't fit properly and needs a sleeve under it to keep from chafing my arm that I haven't used in six or seven years. I just can't find any of them that are actually useful to me.

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1970 on: August 28, 2013, 12:06:17 AM »
Found my hearing aid! I was looking in the top drawer of my dresser for something, moved something in there, and there it was, WHEW, put it where it belonged!

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« Reply #1971 on: August 28, 2013, 05:42:29 AM »
Found my hearing aid! I was looking in the top drawer of my dresser for something, moved something in there, and there it was, WHEW, put it where it belonged!

So glad you found it!  Those are so expensive to replace.
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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1972 on: August 28, 2013, 09:18:33 AM »
The banner ad I'm seeing for a stain remover reminded me of a personal mystery involving a stain. 

My dd had a shirt that got one of those mystery stains -- the kind where you have NO idea when you got the stain, what the stain could be and also -- since it's right on the front chest of the shirt -- how in the world you could have overlooked it when you got it. So we dutifully put stain remover on the shirt. Throw in wash.  Wash is over. Pull out shirt.

Original stain is gone, but now shirt looks like it has watermark stains all over it.

Throw shirt back in the wash. Wash is over. Pull out shirt.

Watermark stains are now gone. Original stain has returned.

Shirt goes into trash while we wonder where the original stain went during the interregnum of the watermark stain.

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« Reply #1973 on: August 28, 2013, 12:25:35 PM »
The banner ad I'm seeing for a stain remover reminded me of a personal mystery involving a stain. 

My dd had a shirt that got one of those mystery stains -- the kind where you have NO idea when you got the stain, what the stain could be and also -- since it's right on the front chest of the shirt -- how in the world you could have overlooked it when you got it. So we dutifully put stain remover on the shirt. Throw in wash.  Wash is over. Pull out shirt.

Original stain is gone, but now shirt looks like it has watermark stains all over it.

Throw shirt back in the wash. Wash is over. Pull out shirt.

Watermark stains are now gone. Original stain has returned.

Shirt goes into trash while we wonder where the original stain went during the interregnum of the watermark stain.

I know this one!  Not the stain disappearance-reappearance one, that's weird, but the stains-that-look-like-watermarks and magical appearing stains where none were known to exist before...

Grease or greasy-based/oil based stains.  Residue from food, or chapstick, or something like that.  Regular washing and even sometimes direct stain treatment doesn't always get them out and they can be hard to see before you toss it in the dryer. 

Sometimes a re-wash in warm (not cold) water with direct treatment will work, but if not try a dab of Dawn dishsoap (just Dawn. Other types don't work) and 90% of the time - woosh!

The rest of the time a soak in stain treatment (OxyClean or color safe Clorox) usually works too.

CuriousParty - who has spent most of the last six years with at least one spitting up infant in the house, which is a primary source of watermark-type stains.

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« Reply #1974 on: August 28, 2013, 12:32:38 PM »
Lestoil also works wonders for grease stains - even that black car grease.  It'll usually work even if the item has gone through the dryer to 'set' the stain.

From the person with a large 'shelf' who constantly drops oily stuff like salad dressing.
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« Reply #1975 on: August 28, 2013, 02:25:14 PM »

Shirt goes into trash while we wonder where the original stain went during the interregnum of the watermark stain.

May I just say that I love hanging out on a board where the word "interregnum" is thrown around casually?
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« Reply #1976 on: August 29, 2013, 12:38:59 PM »
Many years ago I was enamored of a particular bottled iced tea. I drank it all the time. It came in a very pretty bottle, so I was happy when they ran a promotion for getting a coffee mug with the same design on it. I did whatever it was they required and sent off for one. It seemed like it was never going to show up and I finally forgot about it. After a year/year and a half suddenly it arrives in the mail. Great!

Several years later I move into a different house. Several years after moving into that house what shows up in the mail? Another coffee mug. At this point I had long since stopped drinking that tea. I can't figure out how they managed to get it to me as 1) I was living at a completely different address, 2) Any forwarding order from my older address would have expired years before. But the shipping label had my current and correct address on it, with no yellow stickers from the post office or anything. Just very weird.


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« Reply #1977 on: September 01, 2013, 12:25:09 PM »
Where did my fabric go? ???  I was doing some test-dying on 9x11-inch cotton fabric yesterday, three different colors in gradually increasing color intensities, 12 pieces per color.  They went straight from the dye-cups into the washing machine, from the washing machine into a plastic carry-bag, and from the bag to the ironing board where I ironed them dry.  And I was done ironing, I had only 35 pieces of fabric.  It's not in the machine.  Not on the floor around the machine.  Not on the floor around the ironing board. 

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Re: Your own personal mysteries.
« Reply #1978 on: September 01, 2013, 01:27:02 PM »
elfmamma did you count them between the washer & dryer?  I've had things get stuck under the washers agitator before (& show up later)
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« Reply #1979 on: September 01, 2013, 01:48:48 PM »
elfmamma did you count them between the washer & dryer?  I've had things get stuck under the washers agitator before (& show up later)
They didn't go into the dryer, but I had DH run his fingers all the way around the base of the agitator just to check that it wasn't stuck there. (I can't reach it. dingdangity short arms!)
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