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Old 08-31-2010, 09:48 AM   #61
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OK how many had to google this to see if the shoe fit?
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:10 AM   #62
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Khan, you will have fun and it will def not be normal! I imagine it will all be less worrisome than you fear.

We have always had tons of live-in friends, especially when we had our place at the beach, some staying for weeks on end. I never mind company. Our place now is kinda remote, so except for the guy it took us a year to get out of the guest room (long story) we haven't had much company for more than 2 or 3 nights in a while.
And with 5 dogs and 7 cats, no one who comes better object to dust bunnies and furry floors! Or have allergies.
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Maybe I should practice using a fork?
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:47 PM   #64
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Khan, you've made me giggle several times since this thread started.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:13 PM   #65
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Maybe I should practice using a fork?
Well, I guess a fork is OK.
Hell of a lot better than a knife
Khan, sometimes you make me nervous!
But thank you for accepting me as I am too.
This is meant in humor for sure.
I've gotten some good laughs from this thread also.
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Something I just noticed...

Is it appropriate to ask if the distinguished gentleman in your avatar (the Great Khan) is sporting a rack?
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When someone visits me I'd expect them to gossip about my shenanigans to at least one person. Otherwise, I'd feel a bit let down....
BBB, there are shenanigans ....and shenanigans
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Is it likely to be that freakish?
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:43 PM   #69
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I've never had children.
SO left long ago.
I can barely put up with the cat.

It's only for 2 days.
We shall survive.
I've just back after after a long weekend away and this is hilarious. Khan, you really do start some great threads -

For some reason it reminded me of the days my teenage daughter was always bringing boys home to the house. One day I came in from work and a boy was sitting in my recliner watching TV while DD was in the kitchen fixing dinner with the phone pinched between shoulder and ear talking to another boy. The lad in my chair jumped up when I came in and I put down my briefcase and introduced myself, "Hi, I'm DD's father, I don't believe we've met". "Oh yes Sir, we have met, last time I came you threw me out!".

Khan, If you want this to be a one time visit, but be subtle about it, then you need to invest in some of those guest chairs that Garrison Keillor says are so uncomfortable that they guaranteed to deter guests from ever returning. They are made by the same folks who designed Lutheran Church pews.
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Something I just noticed...

Is it appropriate to ask if the distinguished gentleman in your avatar (the Great Khan) is sporting a rack?
I believe the term for this is "he-vage."
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I managed to dig down to the dining table surface. That was another bag of trash. How do I clean fabric chairs?
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Don't forget the old standby.
A few "Get Well" cards, prominently displayed, can account for why you haven't been able to clean the place up lately.
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I managed to dig down to the dining table surface. That was another bag of trash. How do I clean fabric chairs?
By covering them up with another piece of fabric??
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By covering them up with another piece of fabric??
You can get quite nice small blankets that would do the trick - we have a couple and I will throw one over a chair when I come in sweaty and am not ready to go take a shower. (In the winter they act as warmers on the legs).
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I managed to dig down to the dining table surface. That was another bag of trash. How do I clean fabric chairs?
Are these chairs completely covered in fabric or are they wooden chairs with fabric covered seats?

If the former - some fabric cleaner on bad spots and a blanket throw if needed. If the latter, you might just replace the fabric. I've done this before and it's not hard. Just need some fabric and a staple gun or upholstery tacks.

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The place is worse than usual because the housekeeper broke her foot and hasn't been here in a month.
I use that one all the time.

You could try cleaning the chair cushions with the rotary brush on the vacuum cleaner-- just hoist it up there and let it run amok. If that doesn't do it then you could try blotting stains with a mix of warm water & vinegar.

If that doesn't work then the it's time for the steam-cleaning attachment on a Rug Doctor, a Bissell steam cleaner, or a dry cleaner who doesn't mind working on upholstery.

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I like that so much better than, say, going in through the garage.
Hey, around here that's the main entrance to the house! The front door is for VIPs & strangers...
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Hey, around here that's the main entrance to the house! The front door is for VIPs & strangers...
Same here Nords unless the garage is uber junked up
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Same here Nords unless the garage is uber junked up
That just means you have to push stuff around before you can set up the tables & chairs for entertaining said company...
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