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Old 07-18-2014, 03:31 PM   #301
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DW came up with a framing job for me, a poster print that was her grandfather's. So in addition to a custom 19x30 frame from Craig Frames I ordered Krylon Preserve it spray, which is supposed to help with the acid burn (makes it turn brown) Linco Document cleaning pad, blades for the circle/oval mat cutter, 60 yds, Scotch acid-free ATG tape (used in double mats) the book The Digital Print: Preparing Images in Lighroom and Photoshop for Printing, and vacuum cleaner bags.

We'll see how attempting to restore this poster works out. If nothing else I do have some good photos to work from and perhaps with several day's work in Photoshop I can do it digitally and reprint it.
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replacement batteries for our uniden cordless phone handsets. Bought 1 at radio shack for 18.49. bought 2 from amazon for about 6 bucks a piece.
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I am a substitute teacher for Middle Grades Math. I wish the sixth (and 7th and 8th) graders I interact with were semi-competent in ANY operation involving fractions!
I am becoming quite concerned over what is being taught lately. I was in a local bakery and ordered a half dozen doughnuts. The young person behind the counter had to ask how many that was. I find that very sad.
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A new red SanDisk mp3 player, to replace the one I washed and ruined 4-5 years ago. I decided it was time to stop punishing myself for that and to just fork over the money for a new one that is just like my old one, more or less. I had been using my iPhone meanwhile, but prefer a dedicated mp3 player and tomorrow I will have one (again).

Amazingly, it was $34.99 yesterday when I ordered it, almost $10 cheaper than it is today.



The nightlight I ordered a few days ago has been fabulous - - better than I had even imagined. It's just bright enough without being too bright. I am sleeping much better now because I can sleep in total darkness.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:58 PM   #307
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:04 PM   #309
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I am becoming quite concerned over what is being taught lately. I was in a local bakery and ordered a half dozen doughnuts. The young person behind the counter had to ask how many that was. I find that very sad.
Perfect opportunity for you to create a baker's half dozen.

"Half dozen? Sure, it's about 9 or 10, give or take."
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A 24" monitor for my DS as a birthday gift.

Amazon offered a $60 gift card during check-out if I applied for their credit card. I saved $60 on the purchase and have another credit card that I really don't want or need. But it's hard to pass on easy money.
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Today was an expensive day. I paid my kids for their labor on the driveway.

Older son was motivated and put in a lot of hard-working hours - his goal was a "super gaming computer he'd build himself.". He found a guy who does reference designs in different price lists then ran the designs past me. I helped him update/refine some of the items - and $850 later on Amazon, he'll get the various pieces of his new super-gaming computer on Monday.

Younger son pretty much stopped putting in hours when he'd earned enough for his goal - an Xbox 360. (He had no interest in working enough to get an Xbox One.) Ordered him a bundled unit with a couple games - plus 2 more games, an extra console, and a charger/batteries for the 2 consoles. Came out to about $360.

It was an expensive day.

As Freebird mentioned above - Amazon has a charity program where if you go through smile.amazon.com, and have a selected 501(c)(3) charity designated, some small portion of the sale goes to the charity. I was treasurer of a 501(c)(3) when this first came online about 2 months ago - when I handed over the books to the new treasurer a few weeks ago we had not received any of the money yet. I have no idea what percentage goes to the charity - but the prices are the same on Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more and smile.amazon.com.
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A battery for my cell phone (Droid Pro). It is advertised as "new" but have doubts since it was $3.85 with free shipping (not Prime though). For such a low price it was worth taking a chance on getting a good battery.
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Since so many people raved about it I tried a free month of Amazon Prime . It was convenient always getting free shipping so I actually impulse shopped more than usual not a good thing . I also streamed videos . Most of the titles available were older so-so movies . I then tried the kindle library option . Very poor selection and only a few books that interested me . I am glad I tried it but I will not be subscribing . Most of the items I buy from Amazon are either kindle books which load free or presents for my grandchildren and they always total more than $35.
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This flashlight. It is bright when used with one AAA battery!


But order these also, then it is super bright!
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I am becoming quite concerned over what is being taught lately. I was in a local bakery and ordered a half dozen doughnuts. The young person behind the counter had to ask how many that was. I find that very sad.
Do yourself a favor and don't ask them how many inches or feet in a yard or how many ounces in a pound. Their responses will frighten you!

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I've been doing a decent amount of crawling through muck underneath my house and honing my plumbing skills lately. It's kind of like work (the crawling through muck and getting my hands dirty part). I also know way more about sump pumps than I could have imagined. I went with the plastic+glass+steel impeller instead of the cast iron impeller. The old one worked for 14 years, so I'm replacing it with the same model. At $120, it wasn't much cheaper than the el cheapos at home depot or Harbor Freight. Hope to get another 14 years out of it (and may call the plumber next time it fails!).
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A new red SanDisk mp3 player, to replace the one I washed and ruined 4-5 years ago. I decided it was time to stop punishing myself for that and to just fork over the money for a new one that is just like my old one, more or less. I had been using my iPhone meanwhile, but prefer a dedicated mp3 player and tomorrow I will have one (again).

Amazingly, it was $34.99 yesterday when I ordered it, almost $10 cheaper than it is today.

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That's a great little player. I've had one for several years (black and 2GB internal at the time), and use it quite a bit. It has a micro-SD slot, so I bought some cheap 4 and 8 GB cards, and I can have different mixes of music on each card. It even handles the open source formats like .ogg and .flac (lossless).

I just wish they made one with a larger display and a few more buttons so you don't need to go through so many menus. But it seems the next steps up do much more (that I don't need), and get much more $ fast.

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