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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8265 on: August 24, 2013, 10:54:52 AM »
Sometimes people hear "rehearsal dinner" and think you're rehearsing the dinner (reception) part of things. But it's actually the rehearsal of the wedding ceremony, and then to thank everyone for taking out their time to do that, you take everyone who participated to dinner. Rehearsals can be quick or complicated, depending on how complicated the wedding ceremony will be, but it's a good way to make sure everyone know where to stand and how they're walking in and out. The rehearsal dinner is the "after" part, once the work is done, and you're just relaxing, eating, and getting to know each other.

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« Reply #8266 on: August 24, 2013, 02:02:25 PM »
The one wedding rehearsal I've been to, it was a combination of physical "this is the church, you will be sitting here" and "this is a Purple ceremony, it involves XYZ, you attendants who are not members of that church should just stand at this point in the ceremony."

The rehearsal dinner was for the wedding party and some close relatives; my friend's parents were I think a little surprised as well as pleased at how much I, from New York, enjoyed the Maryland crab feast they treated us to. (Some people's reaction to their first steamed crabs is "how do I eat these things?" but it wasn't my first time.) I don't think either of the other weddings I've been in had formal rehearsals, but neither was in a church.
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« Reply #8267 on: August 27, 2013, 11:50:30 AM »
From the other side: my father is a retired minister.  He was very popular but also very strict.  He brooked no delays/nonsense during rehearsals.  He had a wife and 5 kids waiting for him at home.  He also politely informed the happy couple on the outset that he did not attend rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions.  He figured they probably didn't want him there anyway, he didn't actually enjoy them all that much, and, as mentioned before, he had a family waiting at home.

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« Reply #8268 on: August 29, 2013, 07:06:30 PM »
What is the best dusting method or implement that you found?

Turns out I don't own anything really made for dusting so it was a really sloppy and quite useless job with the rag I used, today I tried with a moist sponge (I only had things like wood or stone to dust) and it was quite effective, appart from having to clean it in a sink a few times, which doesn't bother me : not many surfaces + small apartment: the sink is not that far away.

So I was wondering if I should invest in something like a swiffer or a microfiber cloth or just keep with the sponge?

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« Reply #8269 on: August 29, 2013, 07:24:58 PM »
I use a microfiber cloth (cheapo ones, from the dollar store) for most of my dusting. When I had blinds, I used a Swiffer, but that's really the only thing it was really good for.  Old, dead t-shirts work really well, too, but they've got to be really dead, to the point where they're starting to get "fuzzy" and transparent at the same time.

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« Reply #8270 on: August 29, 2013, 07:35:24 PM »
What is the best dusting method or implement that you found?

Turns out I don't own anything really made for dusting so it was a really sloppy and quite useless job with the rag I used, today I tried with a moist sponge (I only had things like wood or stone to dust) and it was quite effective, appart from having to clean it in a sink a few times, which doesn't bother me : not many surfaces + small apartment: the sink is not that far away.

So I was wondering if I should invest in something like a swiffer or a microfiber cloth or just keep with the sponge?

There is so much you can not do with a sponge!

I would say a microfiber and a can of Endust for furniture (tops, sides, drawer fronts) and a wooly (feather duster or longhandled Swiffer) should do it. You need the wooly for tops of picture frames, door trim, panelled cabinets, ceiling fans, top of doorbell, and vents. Keep it clean and don't use the Endust on it because you don't want that on paint.

Please don't use wet on wood. Even if it dries quickly and seems to do a really good job, it does eventually deteriorate the finish.

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« Reply #8271 on: August 29, 2013, 07:50:24 PM »
My favorite dust cloths are old T-shirt scraps. They don't "pill" or leave pieces of the cloth behind. I spray the cloth with just a touch of endust . . . this helps pick up the dust and adhere it to the cloth instead of just brushing the dust around.

I've used the Swiffer dusting products and really like them. They are already treated with a "magnetic" substance and really do work well.

Using soap and water with a sponge? That's kinda like when the item is soiled in dust and needs to be brought to the sink and washed, instead of simply dusted.


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« Reply #8272 on: August 29, 2013, 08:00:50 PM »
POD to the Swiffers. You can probably also find reusable Swiffer-type things on Etsy or whatnot - I know they make them for the Swiffer mop, so they might make them for the duster too. Other than that, I usually just use a very old cloth diaper, it works a treat.
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« Reply #8273 on: August 29, 2013, 08:59:40 PM »
I use this: Casabella Mini Chenille Duster.

I like it because you can take the duster part off the handle and toss it in the wash (or wash it in the sink). It takes approximately forever to dry, but it does get actually clean when you wash it. It also takes awhile for it to get dirty enough to need it unless you're doing really serious dusting.

I really prefer not to use disposable cleaning products for most things. Swiffer products absolutely work, but they just generate so much garbage. I'd much rather have something that is washable and reusable, even if it takes a bit more effort on my part.


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« Reply #8274 on: August 29, 2013, 09:00:27 PM »
I usually just use a very old cloth diaper, it works a treat.

Unless the first users of the diapers are 44 and 42. The diapers wear out in about 35 years.

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« Reply #8275 on: August 29, 2013, 09:23:26 PM »
I use a cloth product called Enjo.  It has specially designed fibres that trap bacteria for their cleaning mitts.  Their dusting version works on static electricity.
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« Reply #8276 on: August 29, 2013, 09:38:04 PM »
How does one start a gas-powered mower?

I'm house sitting and I've never used a gas-powered mower before (as a child chores were divided by gender and the only time I lived in a place with a lawn as an adult, I had a push power). I filled it up with gas, pushed the red button and pulled the cord but nothing happened. There's an extra handle as well: do I squeeze it or not?

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« Reply #8277 on: August 29, 2013, 09:39:20 PM »
I think there's nothing like a good old fashioned feather duster. I have one with ostrich feathers, and it's fabulous.

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« Reply #8278 on: August 29, 2013, 10:19:24 PM »
I usually just use a very old cloth diaper, it works a treat.

Unless the first users of the diapers are 44 and 42. The diapers wear out in about 35 years.
But you know what?  You DON'T have to have another baby to get more!  You just buy some.  Probably off of Amazon...do they still sell cloth diapers at places like Walmart?
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« Reply #8279 on: August 29, 2013, 10:22:06 PM »
How does one start a gas-powered mower?

I'm house sitting and I've never used a gas-powered mower before (as a child chores were divided by gender and the only time I lived in a place with a lawn as an adult, I had a push power). I filled it up with gas, pushed the red button and pulled the cord but nothing happened. There's an extra handle as well: do I squeeze it or not?
Yes.  That's a "deadman's switch."  You have to keep it squeezed the whole time you are using the mower.  If you let it go, that kills the motor.  It's a safety thing, designed to stop the mower in case of an accident/heart attack/idiocy on the part of the operator. 
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