SO, DD and me went to an auction over near Amana, Iowa on Saturday. I confirmed what I always suspected, Tupperware lids live forever, while Tupperware containers disappear.Take a look at this GIANT deep freeze. DO people still call it a deep freeze? This freezer could hold a few bodies with no trouble-it's a good 6 feet long- and it's like new! It sold for something like $100.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
So our riding lawn mower has been having a tough time cutting the grass lately. Hubs suggested we change the blades-have them sharpened and then the problem would be solved. DD and I thought we could do this-she's my gardener you know- so we googled how to change lawn mower blades on YouTube and referred to the owners manual-yes, I have it! So the guy in the video did it in like, 15 minutes. We figured we're good to go. Gee I'm glad we had the manual other wise how would we know that one side of the mower deck is help on with a rusty bent old cotter key and the other side is held on with a shiny easy-to-remove snap clip? Hang on I gotta go get the pliers. This is definitely a 2 person job! OK we're good to go, we got the deck off-even though the guy in the video obviously didn't have to dink around with the spring that connects the PTO cable! Look there it is-all gently flipped over and ready for removal.Wait-I don't have a socket wrench big enough for that bolt.....Hey DD run up to Stewart's and borrow a bigger socket. I sweep up grass while she's gone.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
So our old pick up Wellie, needs tires. Deep sigh! Have you looked for tires lately? YIKES! SO I called around to the local guys and clicked around to the internet guys and then I checked the newest guys in Coralville, Iowa- Discount Tire.
I checked their on line tire selection and for the size our pick up needed, I found prices better than anywhere else I had looked. I called to confirm that they had what it said on the internet, and that I could get an appointment, and WOW! I got all 4 tires, and the spare changed out for less than $350
Sunday, July 13, 2014
So you've seen these ideas for shower cleaners on Pinterest right?
Found on pozniaks.com
I decided to try it out. I got a spray bottle and added white vinager, and then just a little bit of Dawn dish soap.
I emptied all the stuff out of the shower...jeez, It sure seems like a lot of bottles in there...anyways, then I sprayed the entire shower about 2 hours before I went to take a shower myself. A little vinegar stinky, but I shut the door and it was ok.
So take a look! It really did work well! I just used an old rag to scrub with and it came out pretty darn good. I haven't seen a Pinterest post about how to manage seeing in the shower without ones glasses on..... So I did miss a few small areas, but all in all I am pretty happy with this. Next time I'll do a little bit more Dawn because the areas I missed were pretty grimy.
Hey while I'm hanging out in the shower, have you seen this New-ish Pantene? I am in love with Pantene again! You know I hated Pantene for a time, when they changed the formula-you'd think they would have learned from Coca-Cola trying to make the public take to "new" Coke...anyways, this is really nice shampoo! You know I work for P&G, and we make Pantene at the manufacturing plant where I work in Iowa CIty, but I don't always like what we make, but I do like this Pantene Smooth & Sleek with argan oil. I actually bought this bottle of shampoo at the store! Must be the argan oil that makes it so smooth and bubbly, and nice on my hair. Here comes the hashtag to comply with my employer's Social Media policy... #pgemp
OK so now you know! The Pinterest shower cleaner works and Pantene Smooth and Sleek with Argan Oil is really nice shampoo.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
SO Hubs made the change from Dish TV to Southslope Cable TV. Dish wants their stuff back. So I got my handy dandy ladder-I love this ladder, I got it for Christmas one year from my Mom & Dad. Thanks Mom & Dad!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
So DD and me buzzed over to Marshalltown, Iowa to go to an auction at VanMeter Acutions. They had some really nice antiques up for bid.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
The annual pilgrimage to the Kernels game was just a little bit damp this year. But look, see that guy sitting at the table? Signing autographs? That's Rod Carew-he's a famous ball player-even I know that! He had a line all the way down the concourse waiting for him. I feel so bad for his writing hand!Since Uber Son had to work, and Hubs thought it was too hot, DD and girlfriend-in-law went to the game with me along with DD's friend and his kiddo.