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Old 08-11-2015, 04:34 PM   #18001
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:47 AM   #18002
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:27 PM   #18003
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Made a large salad for us, using a head of lettuce, 1 lb baby carrots, one celery plant, two green bell peppers, one red bell pepper, one cucumber, two tomatoes, and (kept separately) several purple onions, cut up. DW hates onions. This will last most of the week in the giant Tupperware bowl.
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Made a large salad for us, using a head of lettuce, 1 lb baby carrots, one celery plant, two green bell peppers, one red bell pepper, one cucumber, two tomatoes, and (kept separately) several purple onions, cut up. DW hates onions. This will last most of the week in the giant Tupperware bowl.
Nice looking salad, Walt. Do you put paper towels on top of the salad, and then the tupperware lid on top in the fridge to keep it fresh? DW does and I'm wondering if this is something she dreamt up or if others do it.
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No to the paper towels, first I'd heard of that. What is it supposed to do?
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actually replaced the lcd screen on my new-to-me 2008 BMW wagon. Screen looked great until it warmed up, then became indecipherable. Found directions on the web for replacement, but with normal luck I had the 1 in 10 that used a non-Alpine system. Which meant the directions were useless. Took out about 30 screws, straightened a bunch of twist friction metal, fought with tiny ribbon cable connectors, undid a solder joint.... and 4 days later got and installed the new screen with only a few wrong turns. And it works! Be much easier if I have to do it again.
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actually replaced the lcd screen on my new-to-me 2008 BMW wagon. Screen looked great until it warmed up, then became indecipherable. Found directions on the web for replacement, but with normal luck I had the 1 in 10 that used a non-Alpine system. Which meant the directions were useless. Took out about 30 screws, straightened a bunch of twist friction metal, fought with tiny ribbon cable connectors, undid a solder joint.... and 4 days later got and installed the new screen with only a few wrong turns. And it works! Be much easier if I have to do it again.
The LCD screen on my 2004 Audi TT is not decipherable. This is a very common occurrence. Best option is to send the instrument cluster in to a specialist who puts a new, non-factory unit in and guarantees his work for 5 years. The only trouble is he does not have the screens. He is working on having them made for him and should have them in the next month or two.
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The LCD screen on my 2004 Audi TT is not decipherable. This is a very common occurrence. Best option is to send the instrument cluster in to a specialist who puts a new, non-factory unit in and guarantees his work for 5 years. The only trouble is he does not have the screens. He is working on having them made for him and should have them in the next month or two.
Not an electronics person here, but my understanding is that heat is the issue and BMW had a recall for 4 years (which I'm long out of). I got my display from these guys: RADIO, NAVIGATION items in German Audio Tech store on eBay! . Looks like they have a terrible reputation for service I hadn't noticed - but I was pleased with the part and shipping time. If the display lasts 3-4 years I'll be ok with it for $125. Now I is an electronics specialist - on that one repair on that one unit.
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No to the paper towels, first I'd heard of that. What is it supposed to do?
DW says that it keeps moisture off the lettuce to help keep it fresher longer.
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DW says that it keeps moisture off the lettuce to help keep it fresher longer.
I think you're right. When DW cleans a batch of garden lettuce she often wraps it with paper towels and puts the lettuce and paper towels in a zip-lock bag in the fridge.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:21 PM   #18014
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I am behaving myself and staying home.
I am taking round 2 of antibiotics for my first ever UTI. I am drinking water, getting rid of water, drinking more water...I feel like the model I/O system that was shown (left arrow, rectangular box, right arrow) in past studied CS 100 textbooks.
The good news is it is a minor infection, according to the lab tests and my relatively minor symptoms.
If this Rx round doesn't rid me of it, I will be referred to a urologist. Argh. I've read up on UTIs at the Mayo Clinic site. None of the tests that could be ordered down the road, look like any sort of fun.

Other than that, I made myself a nice BLT for lunch using homegrown Romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes. I'm goofing off on the computer, playing free games on my cell phone, and staying out of the sun (Rx says it could make me sensitive to direct sunlight).

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Made a large salad for us, using a head of lettuce, 1 lb baby carrots, one celery plant, two green bell peppers, one red bell pepper, one cucumber, two tomatoes, and (kept separately) several purple onions, cut up. DW hates onions. This will last most of the week in the giant Tupperware bowl.
That's not a big salad. I have eaten a salad about 1/2 that bowl in one sitting by myself. About the only calories in a salad come from the oil in the dressing, so I only stop eating when I get tired of it.
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Freebird - sorry to hear about your UTI. I got them semi-frequently for a while (about one a year - but that's often enough, trust me.) I finally started drinking a big glass of cranberry juice daily - and haven't had one in 3 years. I take cranberry extract pills with me when I travel so I can keep up the regimen even if big jugs of oceanspray aren't available. Hope the antibiotics kick in quickly.

Nords - sorry (delayed) to hear about your apendicitis. Yikes.

W2R - sorry to hear about the car accident. Hopefully no aches and pains the next day. You must be sore enough from all the packing/unpacking without having impact related soreness.

I didn't do much today. We're finishing up our penultimate Europe week... Thunderstorms came through last night so we cancelled our plans to go to the beach and stayed local... saw the second half of the Musee Granet - the Musee Granet XX. Nothing like seeing an amazing collection of Cezanne, Monet, Degas, and a boatload of Picaso's to make for a pleasant day. Even the kids didn't mind, the art was that good.

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Saw jumbo marshmallows at the grocery store today...they are as big as my wrist.
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