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Married for 48 years, three children, 6 grandchildren, small business owner, country lifestyle, love to read, interested in alternative medicine and use herbs daily.

  • What will happen if I prune my climbing rose to fit a small space?

    My hubby bought a climbing rose and planted it by the front door of our business. It has grown so tall that it hangs out over the sidewalk and pricks people coming in the door. Should we move it to a different location or just prune it into the shape that fits the space?

    3 AnswersGarden & Landscape9 years ago
  • What are the best colors to use with terra cot ta colored fireplace and flooring?

    I have a country home with a huge family room in terra cotta colored bricks on the fireplace and in the ceramic tiles. I have always struggled with a color scheme as it has a slight pinkish cast. What do you suggest. I love all colors except purple, so help me, will you?

    4 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling9 years ago
  • What are some natural ant killers for in the house?

    The ants of all sizes are coming into the house. Can't use chemicals because of allergies to them. What are some natural killers of the little beasts?

    11 AnswersAlternative Medicine10 years ago
  • How do I get my name off junk mail lists?

    About 20 years ago, I wrote to some association to have this done and it worked wonders. I need to do it again. Does anyone know where to request this service?

    1 AnswerAbuse and Spam10 years ago
  • How do I get foam off my floor...?

    I pulled up 2 layers of carpet and what was left was a layer of foam from the underside of the outdoor/indoor low pile carpet that was glued to the linoleum flooring underneath. Is there a machine I can rent to get this up or is doing it by hand the only way?

    1 AnswerCleaning & Laundry10 years ago
  • What kind of flooring would look best with ash walls?

    My living room has nice ash wall covering in a medium tan that must stay. I'm looking for flooring that would look best. I'm torn between a light maple wood or a light porcelain tile. We are country folks and track in a lot of dirt. Help me decide.Pros and cons,please.

    3 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling10 years ago
  • How can I decorate my back entrance to be more welcoming?

    People come to my house by way of the back door that enters into a dining room and kitchen. The back entrance is through my garage and no matter how hard I try to get people to use the front door, they insist on entering there. I am thinking of using that garage space for an outside living area. Got any good cheap ideas?

    4 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling1 decade ago
  • Dealing with difficult people?

    My family's difficult person is a daughter i n law who has made my son miserable for over a year threatening to divorce him and keeping the children from him. They are still married, but just barely. She wants to come to our Christmas gathering and I said yes because she is part of the family. She is trying to make amends, but I think it might take well over 100 years!! I am set to treat her amicably, but my other children are wanting to be mean. These are all adults and I do not know what they will do. Any suggestions on handling this?

    4 AnswersFriends1 decade ago
  • How do you like your robot vacuum cleaner?

    I'm thinking of getting one for my house and would like to have some opinions expressed about how satisfied you are as well as the make and model you have.

    4 AnswersCleaning & Laundry1 decade ago
  • Should I have my piano repaired?

    My piano is close to 100 years old and has nice antique wood in oak. When the roof leaked it got water damage and left my piano with keys that are not able to play. I am thinking that to have it repaired would be costly. Anyone with experience? Any advise?

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • My son is turning 31 and I think we should celebrate.?

    He throws parties all the time for people. I want to do that for him, but he says no. Should I respect his wishes?

    4 AnswersEntertaining1 decade ago
  • How do you get grease spots out....................?

    Is there any way to get grease spots out of cotton and polyester knit shirts after they have been through the washer and dryer?

    2 AnswersCleaning & Laundry1 decade ago
  • Natural mosquito killer?

    It has been raining here a lot and we have a terrible mosquito problem. Is it oil or dish detergent that you can pour into the puddles of water to kill the mosquito larvae?

    4 AnswersGarden & Landscape1 decade ago
  • What would be a good use for spinach water?

    A friend gave me a bushel of spinach. I washed it several times to remove the sand. Then I heated water and blanched the spinach. I put it in freezer bags and froze it. The heated water is what I have left. It tastes really good, so I decided to put it in jars and keep it for soup or whatever. Can you suggest other uses?

    4 AnswersCooking & Recipes1 decade ago
  • Suggest fresh colors for spring update in living room.........?

    Could you suggest some ways I can bring some life into my living room. I have medium brown paneling, grey carpet and burgundy couches that have to stay. I have touches of gold in pillows and accessories. It all seems too dull and depressing.

    6 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling1 decade ago
  • What is the donut hole?

    I hear medicare patients talking about the "donut hole" and I need to know briefly what it is and how to figure when it occurs in my coverage. Thanks!

    2 AnswersWords & Wordplay1 decade ago
  • Best place for a wind chime........?

    I want to put up a wind chime on the front of my house. But the place I have selected is near the motion detector alarm. Will the noise and movement set it off when the wind blows?

    2 AnswersGarden & Landscape1 decade ago
  • Hope to help my niece's children to adjust to their mother's death?

    My niece recently died from a very aggressive breast cancer. Her two children are 19 and 11. I am worried about them as their grandmother is 2000 miles away and their other granny is 40 miles away, but is sick.The children live with their dad and he is a good one, but he is suffering too. Is there anything I can do to help them ? I sent flowers to the home, attended the funeral and meal afterward and took food. I also live 40 miles away and only see them on special occasions. I am thinking of sending cards, books,etc. Do you have any suggestions for this age kids?

    3 AnswersParenting1 decade ago
  • Has anyone had experience with the Grace Worth Co. of Los Angeles?

    I got a mailing for making money. Has anyone out there made any with this company?

    3 AnswersSmall Business1 decade ago
  • Painting wood paneling success?

    Almost my entire house is in wood paneling from medium color to light wood. I really want a change. Have you painted paneling and does it look ok? Or should I tear out the wood paneling before painting. There is sheetrock under it all.

    5 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling1 decade ago