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Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#74947 Oct 19, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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I remember eating in the car as a kid. Not excessively, but here and there. There was a strict 'no chocolate' rule for vacation candy, though.
Come to think of it, I think the car we used primarily (1977 Pontiac Bonneville) had NO cupholders. How weird is that? I use mine every day.
They hadn't discoverd them until the '90s...

we had a no food, drink, or sticker rule in the cars growing up. i felt like such a rebel when i took a bottle of water with me when we drove to Tulsa 10 years ago. my cousin was opening a restaurant, and we didn't make up our minds that we woudl go until it was too late to get reasonable airfare. 3 drivers, an overnight stay in the middle of MO on the way out there, and 12 hrs straight on teh way back - oddly, wasn't the worst road trip i'd ever had with my parents.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#74948 Oct 19, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ah, yeah, good point. Back in the day, we didn't travel for Christmas and we boarded the dog, so 2 kids + luggage in a sedan was reasonable. Right now, it's a stretch getting the three of us and the dogs, luggage, and presents up to my dad's for a couple days at Christmas in a midsize SUV.
We have to use the roof bag strapped to the roof or we would have to take 2 cars.

Since: Jan 10

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#74949 Oct 19, 2012
I asked a coworker who has hardwood floors. She said you're not supposed to use the swiffer stuff on it (the wet stuff) b/c it could damage the protective finish of the wood over time.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#74950 Oct 19, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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I remember eating in the car as a kid. Not excessively, but here and there. There was a strict 'no chocolate' rule for vacation candy, though.
Come to think of it, I think the car we used primarily (1977 Pontiac Bonneville) had NO cupholders. How weird is that? I use mine every day.
My forst car, a 79 toyota had no cup holder. I had to use one of these.

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“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#74951 Oct 19, 2012
I have one of those, I have tile in the bed and parquet in the rest of the house (well linolium in the kitchen). very useful.
If you have wood floors, spray with orange glow and buff it in with that dustmop, then watch all your animals slide around.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I'm on the first floor, thankfully.
My friend had a big house with hardwood floors and I would get there early enough on a Friday night to be there when she was cleaning a bit before people came over, and she got out the school janitor style dustmop -- long, fat -- and went through the whole place in a snap. I totally plan on doing that -- there's a janitor suppply place downtown St. Paul where I buy my spray bottles for cleaning solutions.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#74952 Oct 19, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>My forst car, a 79 toyota had no cup holder. I had to use one of these.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41loMoF...
That's what I remember my parents using during my childhood. Not that we ate or drank much AT ALL in the car, but in a pinch.

I may let the natural dirt & dust accumulate sometimes, but I never have crap in my car, not even in the trunk. Whenever I apologize for my car being dirty, meaning it needs a wash & vacuum, people always laugh.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#74953 Oct 19, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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That's what I remember my parents using during my childhood. Not that we ate or drank much AT ALL in the car, but in a pinch.
I may let the natural dirt & dust accumulate sometimes, but I never have crap in my car, not even in the trunk. Whenever I apologize for my car being dirty, meaning it needs a wash & vacuum, people always laugh.
Why do you feel the need to apologize? Ain't like you left trash in THEIR car.

Since: Jan 10

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#74954 Oct 19, 2012
From the CH live chat:

Canceled Wedding
Hi Carolyn, My daughter was supposed to get married the first weekend in November but, upon finding out about several affairs, she has canceled the wedding. My daughter is devastated, but has an excellent support system. However, we have issue with her ex-fiance's family. My family put down non-refundable deposits on numerous services like the venue, florist, photographer, etc. I think, given the circumstances of the split, her ex-fiance should reimburse us for the deposits. Her ex-fiance caused this wedding to be cancelled, and now he is just walking away, leaving thousands of dollars in his wake. My daughter is adopting the attitude of just wanting to get over him and move on, she would rather not get involved with his family. Since about half the deposits are mine, I do want to get involved. My son is a lawyer and told us that we have absolutely no legal recourse for this money and we should assume it is gone. I understand what my kids are saying, but it is hard for me to let this money go out of no fault of my family. Any advice?

A.
Carolyn Hax :

Pick your method--yoga, punching a pillow, throwing darts at a photo of the ex, Zumba, a cocktail at 4 pm instead of 5, a mock funeral service where you bury thousands in Monopoly money--and use it to bid farewell to the cash. Wanting people to behave as you want them to is a great way to waste a good chunk of your life. Better just to accept that your daughter is the luckiest person on earth right now, and that if this money is what it cost for her to reach this mountaintop, then it was well spent. Or well set on fire.

Besides, you don't want to get into the "out of no fault of my family," since, for example, your daughter may well have ignored signs she was with a cheater that could have helped her dump him before nonrefundable deposits were involved. I actually don't believe in such finger-pointing unless it's as part of a process of self-examination--but I'm putting it out there as a caution against such black-and-white, me-good-you-bad thinking.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#74955 Oct 19, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>We have to use the roof bag strapped to the roof or we would have to take 2 cars.
Do you ever strap the dogs up there and ride Romney style?:D

Since: Jan 10

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#74956 Oct 19, 2012
Toj wrote:
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Do you ever strap the dogs up there and ride Romney style?:D
That'd be way too inhumane.

But with kids, I can see that.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#74957 Oct 19, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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That'd be way too inhumane.
But with kids, I can see that.
It cracks me up that David Letterman is still playing on it. It's so stupid and ridiculous that David continues to joke about it that it's funny once again.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#74958 Oct 19, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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That's what I remember my parents using during my childhood. Not that we ate or drank much AT ALL in the car, but in a pinch.
I may let the natural dirt & dust accumulate sometimes, but I never have crap in my car, not even in the trunk. Whenever I apologize for my car being dirty, meaning it needs a wash & vacuum, people always laugh.
I don't have a lot of crap in my car (or the trunk) either. The trunk has the normal stuff, flares, jumper cables, gas can, and a couple of microfiber cloths, windex wipes and armor all wipes(in a neat box) and inside the car is only a box of kleenex.

Even the glove box has only the case thing with the book, registration and insurance info. Oh and a pair of gloves lol. I keep a screw driver, some change (tolls?) gum, hand sanitizer, and matches in the center console thinggy. That's it. I can not stand a cluttered messy car.

There's also a wastebasket hanggy thinggy that gets emptied every couple days as it accumulates Starbucks straw wrappers. LOL

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#74959 Oct 19, 2012
Where is your ditch bag?
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I don't have a lot of crap in my car (or the trunk) either. The trunk has the normal stuff, flares, jumper cables, gas can, and a couple of microfiber cloths, windex wipes and armor all wipes(in a neat box) and inside the car is only a box of kleenex.
Even the glove box has only the case thing with the book, registration and insurance info. Oh and a pair of gloves lol. I keep a screw driver, some change (tolls?) gum, hand sanitizer, and matches in the center console thinggy. That's it. I can not stand a cluttered messy car.
There's also a wastebasket hanggy thinggy that gets emptied every couple days as it accumulates Starbucks straw wrappers. LOL
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#74960 Oct 19, 2012
RACE wrote:
Where is your ditch bag?
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The first time I heard that was when my sister went out with a guy who had been in the Israeli army. He showed up for the first date with a bag three days change of clothes and supplies in the car... and a bunch of roses.

Since: Jan 10

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#74961 Oct 19, 2012
I'm a bit drunk.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#74962 Oct 20, 2012
dahgts

Chicago Heights, IL

#74963 Oct 20, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Can I use the swiffer wet wipes things that I use now on my fake wood floors (pergo), and use them on polyurethaned (protected) real wood floors?
You can but there is a product called Bona, sp? that is supposed to be the best ever. I have a 1920's house, no carpeting just area rugs. But the floors really need to be refinished so I just use a couple of products that spray on and get almost dry mopped up. They work well and the floors shine. I also use the wet swiffer from time to time. Some people use vinegar and water but vinegar will eventually dry the wood.

The best thing to do is vacuum every day but screw that.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74964 Oct 20, 2012
Driiiiizunk.
Voice of Reason

Bethpage, NY

#74965 Oct 20, 2012
Mark Levin (WABC radio) receives a telephone call from a NeuroSurgeon, that he was called in to a meeting by the HHS. At that meeting they were informed that if they were called in on an emergency call, and the patient was over 70 years old, they have to wait until the HHS United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)indicates what treatment they can receive..... All joking aside this is the death panel that we have been warning you Seniors about. Listen to this and make your own mind up, and just maybe it will tell you whom to vote for, keeping in mind yourself and maybe your over 70 year old parents and grand-parents.(The radio station verified the caller was a bon-a-fide NeuroSurgeon)

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#74966 Oct 21, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
Driiiiizunk.
If this were Facebook, I'd "like" your status.
:)

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