One Windshield Wiper

I rented a compact car in Oklahoma City and what I got was a Toyota Yaris. It was peppy and had plenty of room for me as I compared it to my regular ride — a Dodge Caliber. It  took me a minute or so to notice that when I used the windshield wiper, there was only one big one (rather than two) that covered the entire windshield. What a concept — Is it new? It was less distracting and less noisy. In any case–I liked it but wonder what it would cost to replace. My world is too small — I need...

Egg-Land’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs Review

Peeling hard boiled eggs is such a pain in the… butt. Since my domestic skills are so lacking, I always thought I was just being stupid about it. The internet is filled with methods that I’ve already used without success. Success in my mind: Peeling away large pieces of shell pretty much intact that comes off with the film underneath. Having said that, most of the time I’m picking off itty bitty pieces of shell which makes me wonder why I ever bother with this maddening chore. Eggs are peeled all the time, so there must be an easier way...

Forget the Roof, I’ll Take One in the Driveway.

Social Media takes up so much time. Knowing that, I succumb often enough, scrolling to see what my family, friends and friends of friends are saying or doing. People always shared, well for at least as long as I can remember we did. Before computers, we shared ideas in person, in letters, and on the phone. In the day, what parent with a teenager didn’t have to fight for their own phone time? Apart from the sometimes annoying and obvious advertisers vying for your money, social media for me, is a window for sharing photos, recipes, ideas and helps us...

Sam’s Club and the Big Big Chicken

  E-mail exchange between myself and my brother. From: adeeny To: Kevin Subject: Had to go to Sam’s Club last night, soooo My plan was to go in, hit the snack bar first and have a piece of pizza for 2 bucks and then shop. My bag I take to work is too big and too heavy to carry around (I went right from work) so I just took my Sam’s card and my credit card in with me. I started to shop first, forgetting what I wanted to do in the first place. Can’t seem to hold a plan in my head...

Will the Proof be in the Pudding?

I love experiments! My sister Joan sent me a book, seemingly out of the blue. Joan was sharing because she enjoyed it, performed a few successful experiments from it and knew the book fit perfectly with all the weird stuff I’m trying to learn. The book is titled E² by Pam Grout. I like her style of writing and she’s pretty funny too. So far so good. The woo woo road I’ve taken in the last few years, recently brought me to Faster EFT, which is more than theoretical in its philosophy. As far as I’m concerned it’s a switch (but...

Value Place Extended Stay Hotel Review

OK—I’m not so smart! I expected the Value Place Hotel room to be sparse for the price. I had checked out the rooms and features on-line and believed their claims to fame. As long as I had a clean room, a comfy bed, a bathroom with a shower and internet service I was happy. I knew I was getting a no-frills deal. We weren’t going to spend much time there and indeed we didn’t. Everything about our trip to Oklahoma City went off on time, in sync and against some pretty good odds. We got out of snow country with...

Tabletop Flowerpot Convection Heater

I’m not writing about anything that hasn’t been out there for a while but because it’s a new discovery for me. I thought it was easy enough to do and too cool not to try. I love experiments! I will provide the link to the original video in the post but there are a bunch based on the same theme. Who knew! Well I didn’t and since this weeks deep freeze across the country hit–I couldn’t wait to build one. The most difficult thing, this time of year (dead of winter as I write this), was finding the flower pots....

Krazy Glue vs. Loctite Super Glue

This is a kind of a weird endorsement for glue performance and I wouldn’t recommend anyone doing what I did but for what’s it worth… After many years of  battling with one of my front teeth (there were 2 root canals done on the same tooth and gum/root surgery later) I finally opted for the tooth to be removed and be replaced with an implant. At this writing, it’s been a 15 month long process and finally next week I am to have a temporary crown fastened to the implant. What I have been dealing with as a cover for...

Shedding Old Beliefs and Difficult Reading- ACIM

My sister Mary signed on to take a course to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM). She seemed pretty excited about it and shared the information with the rest of her sisters, which is kind of standard for us girls. No one else jumped at it. I had an ACIM set that didn’t belong to me, sitting on my shelf but until a counselor suggested that I read the workbook (Vol 2) last year, I hadn’t ever read it… any of it. These blue books were a fairly popular read around twenty years ago among the seeker crowd but at...