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   Surfhut posted on Pet Peeves  Men and Women who are victims of sexual harassment (or worse ) in the workplace and say nothing for years. I was a victim of such when 18 years old, in my first "big" job, working for the government on a state level. Called it out immediately. My boss suffered no consequence, so I resigned and moved on to bigger & better things. I have lots of thoughts about people who are treated as I was but let it continue and say nothing so long as being quiet advances a career. Pathetic.
December 3 at 08:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  Surf, I agree with you. You did the right thing. But, sometimes circumstances don't make whistleblowing an easy choice. When I was in my early forties and running my husband's offices, the head of the local Defense Department's office was a frequent visitor to our plant. We had many government contracts. This guy never touched me, but he made suggestive remarks and often trapped me behind my desk, making me very uncomfortable. I had warned my two secretaries to stay out of arm-reach of this guy.Complaining about him to a government higher-up would have meant the end of our government contracts. So, I never said anything except to complain to my husband. However, how phony would it be for me to come forward now, naming names and describing his behavior as many of the women we are learning about are doing? Now, all these years later, less than nothing is accomplished except a few lines in a local newspaper. If a woman can speak up when it happens, I applaud. If she cannot, then she shouldn't bother publicizing it years later.
December 5 at 17:51 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Nostalgia  This time of year, while decorating my tree, I remember my dearly departed Father and our annual outing to find the perfect Christmas tree. He was a great big, little kid! We would bundle up, bring the perfect tree home (always on Saturday ). He made us wait a day while the tree relaxed in a bucket of water in the garage. He brought us inside, made hot chocolate and cinnamon toast. He brought the tree inside after church on Sunday, put on the lights, and we kids had a field day putting up the ornaments. Lawrence Welk, then wholesome Disney show, and Mom's fabulous Sunday dinner all going on. My childhood wasn't perfect, but it was very very wonderful. Merry Christmas!
December 3 at 08:03 EST .

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   Gram77  You sure stirred some memories. Getting the tree was me and my dad........just our day. I always made the choice and back then trees were 1, 2, and 3 dollars. One Christmas I picked a tree that was $6.00 and we were still at the very end of the Depression and my mother cried because of what we spent. Of course everything settled down but that Christmas sticks with me. Thanks for the memory Surfie.
December 3 at 13:16 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Main Page The Lobby  Good morning, Gram!
   October 1 at 08:11 EST .

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   Gram77  Great way to wake up, thanks!.
October 1 at 08:22 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Recipes  As an add-on to MeiDeis post below about freezing fresh tomatoes: I grow a lot of basil and oregano in pots every Spring and have those fresh herbs all summer. Near the end of growing season, I harvest the herbs, put them in a blender with olive oil, and drop portions into an ice cube tray (cover them in plastic wrap ). All winter, I can pop out a frozen cube of basil or oregano suspended in oil to use in whatever dish is on the menu. YUM.
October 1 at 08:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  As an at home mom I made all my son's baby food (except fruit ) using the ice cube tray method of freezing. (It was 5X cheaper than buying the jars ). Once the food was frozen I popped the cubes out & put them in ind. freezer bags for use as needed. The cubes didn't stick to each other by being frozen first. Love the idea of freezing herbs in oil, thanks for adding.
October 1 at 16:41 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Main Page The Lobby  Hello! I haven't been around in a while, but just had to say hi to all Ldotters. The message Eagles Up on the mothership prompted me to chime in and say I'm wearing my Lucianne Eagles Up t-shirt purchased back in the day. I wear it every time I vote.

Hold onto your hats, kids. Here we go!
November 8 at 18:51 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Pet Peeves  Social Justice Warriors. Precious Snowflakes.
July 9 at 10:14 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Movies & Reviews  Has anyone heard from Storm? Are she and her family safe? I think the tornadoes were east of her.
December 27 at 07:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  No I haven't - I'm hoping they've just lost electricity.
December 27 at 09:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  Surf - How are things in your area?
December 27 at 10:38 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Computers &Tech Issues  I've been thinking about cutting cable TV for some time (tired of sending Cox Cable $81 per month for basic service but STILL paying for a bunch of junk I never watch ), but the process of doing that and still watching what I want intimidates me. My son gave me a Kindle Fire HD8 for Christmas (such a good boy! ) I will spend the rest of the weekend trying to understand it all. Any tips from the techies here will be appreciated. As far as TV goes, I only watch local news during bad weather seasons, HGTV, Food Network, CSI on CBS, and Major Crimes on TNT. I have a home high-speed wireless system and Amazon Prime membership. Help, please! I don't know were to start!
December 24 at 09:41 EST .

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   Tulsa  We have DirecTV and would not change for anything. It's now owned by ATT.

The cable franchise here is comcast and it's just awful and twice as expensive.

Only a sheeting rain interferes with the signal but DirecTV offers 72 hr rewind on 'most' stations, so we can get any program we missed.

The best part is having an HD DVR. We record, CSI, House, and other shows. We have 4 straight days of rain forecast. The rain does not interfere with recorded shows and we have bunches of those, so let it rain.

Sorry I can't help with a Kindle.
December 24 at 23:29 EST .

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   Bettijo  I have Direct TV. The only station I watch is FOX News. Does anyone know of any other way I can view FOX. I can get it on my iPad, but I think I have to subscribe to some service first as it asks me who my provider is. Any suggestions? Thanks.
January 11 at 10:17 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Blessings  My great-niece. The newest addition to our family. I can't figure out how to make the picture not be side-ways. Click to embiggen an adorable little face.
   November 29 at 08:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  She's beautiful! Put some wings on her for a Christmas pageant & you have a perfect cherub.
November 29 at 10:08 EST .

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   Balogreene  Man, my nephews haven't even thought of marriage or kids. Lucky you.
December 24 at 23:12 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Can we talk about squirrels? I live in a mature part of the city, a block from a lot of trendy shopping traffic. My neighborhood is filled with mature trees. It turned winter cold here yesterday, and the squirrels are getting frisky. They are running all over the place, finding goodies and burying them in yards. I thought squirrels hoarded winter food in the hollows of trees. Guess not. They are burying their finds in yards. It is interesting to watch and very cute, but they are rodents and the ones running across my front porch while I'm standing there is a little unnerving.
November 27 at 10:48 EST .

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   Safetydude  My mother could cook anything wild we brought home.
From moose to partridge and anything in between.
However, the day I brought her a brace of tree rats she wouldn't let me bring them in the house but made me bury them in the backyard.
November 30 at 17:49 EST .

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   Balogreene  But Surf, they are so cute, and so smart : ) I've never been too serious about gardening and yards, so they don't bother me as much as others. I love to watch them.
December 3 at 20:53 EST .

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   BirdsNest  They will strip a pecan tree of its pecans in a hot minute. Hagar always said to kill one and hang it from a tree and that will scare away all others.
December 4 at 08:02 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Did you know that squirrels have claws just like cats? I didn't. I learned it the hard way.

I used to go down to Jekyll Island, Georgia a couple of times a year. All of the hotels and condos are [or were back then] overrun with squirrels. They are so cute. When my son was little, squirrels made him giggle, so we had a lot of fun feeding the squirrels.

We were sitting out by the pool one afternoon, with a bag of peanuts, feeding the squirrels when I got the bright idea that it would be fun to coax a squirrel into my lap. With enough coaxing, the little sucker climbed right up my leg and into my lap where he snatched the peanut from my hand and scampered off.

Not knowing anything about what diseases a squirrel might carry, I spent the rest of the afternoon and part of the evening in an ER in Brunswick waiting to have claw marks and gouges treated, and then took an antibiotic for a week thereafter.

Feed them if you wish, but don't ask them to sit in your lap!
December 4 at 11:42 EST .

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   Safetydude  Don't feed them...kill them.


http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/23/
local/la-me-ln-chipmunks-squirrels-plagu
e-20130523
December 4 at 19:10 EST .

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   Surfhut  There is a pecan tree in my neighbor's yard, planted in 1935. It is loaded year-round with pecans in various stages. The squirrels have no fear. How do I make them keep off my porch? How do I deter them?
December 5 at 10:58 EST .

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   Alice  Surfhut, maybe a plastic owl? Or a toy snake maybe.
http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neig
hborhoods/ci_23817746/squirrels-and-bird
s-scare-from-ripening-fruit-plush


Safetydude, oh great. Our 3 cats go outside in the daytime sometimes and there are squirrels and mice and other rodents. I haven't heard of plague in Texas and Oklahoma, so hoping it does not have to go on the worry list. And I'd have to be very worried to even contemplate killing squirrels. It's in my genes, but I'm not a hunter. :- )
December 6 at 20:59 EST .

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   Safetydude   http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/12
/04/novato-couple-recount-terrifying-squ
irrel-attack/


Tree Rats !
December 8 at 09:33 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I saw a device being used at a mountain cabin that was being shown for sale [on House Hunters]. It worked on an electric eye and I suppose ran on batteries. It was an owl, plastic I guess, attached to a porch upright, and when the electronic beam was broken [supposedly by a squirrel], the owl screeched and its wings flapped. I don't know if it would scare a squirrel, but the potential buyer who was looking at the cabin liked to have jumped over the porch railing when the thing flapped and screeched at her.

Wherever you buy your bird feed/seed usually has an array of squirrel deterrents for sale --artificial owls, snakes and such. Personally I never found one that worked all that well and finally gave up. I told the birds that they were just going to have to get used to sharing.
December 11 at 13:41 EST .

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