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  • sandy 7:28 pm on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Cats! 

    My daughter told be some stuff about my cat, Midnight, that I thought was funny.  She said that she would rub herself on her toothbrush.  I thought it hilarious that the cat would single out just hers.  She got a new toothbrush and a cap too. 
    Then I catch my cat hanging around my toothbrush.  What is she doing?  See for yourself:
     
     
    I think I need a new toothbrush, and a cap.
    You think this means love?
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  • sandy 7:22 pm on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    plumber? 

    Okay, now we add plumbing my so called abilities.  Our toilet (in my bathroom) was leaking so I told my husband that we should fix it before it gets really bad.  He took off the old toilet and the old wax ring and then we went out to buy a new one that was low flush.  Yes, I made him do the dirty job.  We went to Home Depot and looked at ALL the toilets which were about 30 of them.  Small, big, low flush, flush ratings, one piece, two piece, complete set, toilets only, white, cream color, round bowl, oblong bowl.  Did you know it was so involved in buying a toilet?  Well, my good ol’ hubby brought the dimensions and that was good.  Just took it for granted that another one would fit.  We finally bought a complete set, one with a high (10) flush rating, and low flush. 
    We brought it home all gung ho and but on the new toilet.  While tightening it down I heard a crack and thought it was the new toilet.  We took it off and found out that the flange, which was old cast iron cracked. 
    This is what the broken part looked like,           This is what the whole thing looked like, gross huh?
     
    Now we had no way of securing the toilet down to the floor.  Through numerous emails and numerous visits to Lowes, Home Depot, City Mill, we finally got the part and through lots of adjustments finally got the toilet secured to the ground.  Boy, now I know why they make so much money.  Then my wonderful hubby caulked the bottom. 
    When we looked at it, it almost looked like one in the childrens bathroom.  The tank was so much smaller.  But with a rating of 10, it flushed beautifully.  I even put in a shelf in the back since there was more room.  What do you think?
                        My new Toilet, looks professional huh?                                                                          Check the new shelf out.
     
  • sandy 9:26 am on July 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Being green 

    I used to buy bottled water not because it tasted better, actually our water is better than bottled since I have pure hawaiian water, but it was just convenient.  Then I saw a Nalgene bottle at Walmart.  It came with 10 packets of crystal light and a new type of Nalgene OTG (on the go).  It was perfect!  I didn’t like the regular Nalgene bottles, too much trouble to unsrew the top when you are in the car.  But this one was like a pop and flip.  You could even depress the rubber top and shake something in it without leaking.  And the cost was only $6.42 at Walmart.  I snapped one up and thought I’d try it.  The only thing I didn’t like was pool of condensation that was left.  Since it’s so humid here, I had pools of "sweat" everywhere.  I solved that problem by making a nalgene otg cozy.  I started out with one pattern then gradually changed it and made it better.  I really love it!  The variegated yarn makes nice swirls!
     
    Here is the pattern:
     

    Crochet nalgene OTG cup cozy

    Rows:

    1. Using Slip Start Loopas start ring, 10 sc in ring, tighten ring, sl st in top of sc or use a marker and continue.

    2. 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc)

    3. 2 sc, 1 sc around (30 sc)

    4. continue even around until about 20 rows or more.

    5. Sc in front stitch of sc around, sl st to first sc.

    6. Sc in back stitch, sl st to first st. end.

    7. Weave in ends.

     

     
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