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    Gut: I'm glad you made a decision that you are happy with!

    On spiders and snakes: reminded me of Jim Staffords fabulous song(chorus)
    She said, "I don't like spiders and snakes
    And that ain't what it takes to love me
    You fool, you fool
    I don't like spiders and snakes
    And that ain't what it takes to love me
    Like I want to be loved by you"

    Mail: I love mail. Any kind of mail. Particularly catalogues or free stuff to try. It's just nice to open the lid and see something in the box. Male is great too! And if you change one vowel, the Mall is also cool.

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    I have a pet peeve today, myself: people who don't shovel their walks. We've had massive amounts of snow lately, and it is now -17, so all those lumpy hillocks of snow strewn in front of every third house (it seems) have now frozen into rock hard gullies and boulders and my feet and knees are in agony. I usually walk down the middle of the street when we have a lot of snow just because of those lazy buggers, but the volume/freezing has made that just as difficult and painful to navigate. A pox on them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;2790151;
    I have a pet peeve today, myself: people who don't shovel their walks. . .
    That was a huge pet peeve of mine when I lived in M'waukee. I lost count of the number of times I had sprained ankles, banged/twisted knees, and various other slip-and-fall injuries -- which, now that at my age I've become a human barometer, I feel every time it rains! (Luckily, it doesn't rain all that often here, and we don't have to shovel rain when it does [rain]!)

    I mean, how hard can it be to keep your walk shoveled? (and people who don't [keep their walks shoveled -- and shoveled completely!] should be fined!) Whenever I didn't have the time and/or inclination to shovel my own walk, there were always kids in the neighborhood willing to earn a few extra bucks by shoveling snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missyboxers;2789887;
    We have D-Con as well... it worked too well on the household animals, because the dog had to have her stomach pumped as well!
    My grandma kept it in the basement. Her dog was blind so she never went down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelic_one2002;2789094;
    Snakes are awful , but they aren't even as bad to me as SPIDERS! They absolutely scare the crap out of me.
    Me too, Angelic! That's a phobia I doubt I'll ever overcome. There was one on the wall a few weeks ago that was as round as a quarter, and as tall as a wine cork. Immense! At the end of operation "get the *$#@ out of my house", I was exhausted, because it took over an hour. I used one of those casino coin holder cups (they're extra wide ), and ever so slowly and carefully placed it against the wall over the spider. After that first success, I had to stand there for about ten minutes to shake off the terror of what I'd just done, while holding the cup against the wall for dear life. I was shaking like a leaf. I worked up the courage to slide a piece of paper between the wall and the cup, to trap the spider. Once I did that, I was afraid to remove the cup from the wall. After nearly half an hour, I finally had the cup upright on a table, with a book on top of the paper, and a paper weight on top of the book. I then had to sit down and compose myself. My arms were killing me from pressing the cup to the wall (I had been rotating them). I finally worked up the courage to walk the cup, minus the paper weight, down the stairs, and back behind the garage area, to let that sucker go. But it was more sheer terror. I just knew that spider was on the paper and would crawl up my arm the second it had a chance. So I removed the book, and used it to tap on the paper. I nearly dropped the whole thing, because I felt it land on the bottom of the cup! That made me fling the cup outward, and the spider was gone.

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    Miss Kitty
    I love that song too. Jim Stafford is from a small town not far from the small town I'm from.

    I like "good" mail (and male. ). But we just get so much junk and crap that its no fun and it is very wasteful speaking of the enviroment. I do NOT need 15 flyers for carpet shampooing or vinyl siding (hello, we are in a brick house!) and that seems to be what we get mostly. That and various churches inviting "resident" to come enjoy their church services and special events. I must get at LEAST 1-2 of those flyers a week as well.

    I do occasionally get good unexpected stuff like last week when I got a totally unexpected, but great surprise from a friend and it was a BOOK! Yeah, bonus mail day. But mostly, its bills and flyers.

    I'm so glad I don't have to shovel snow. I bet I'd be good at it though, as I can shovel BS rather well.

    ETA: Easy way to get rid of bugs and spiders (and frogs). Use the hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner and the long inflexible "arm" that attaches to it. I hate frogs and we had several of those small tree frogs get in the house and it freaked me out. I got out the vaccuum and the attachment and I could stand at least 4 feet away and suck them in the vaccum bag. It works for spiders too. Then you just take the vaccum outside and let it sit until you can find someone else to take the bag out and get rid of it.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by lildago;2790123;
    My pet peeve today...People with songs on their answering machine. A little music is fine. Playing the ENTIRE song is irritating. I hung up way before the beep. No message I have to leave is that important.
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    Usually if you press the pound button (#) it will skip directly to the tone.

    I love getting the mail, personally. It's all about getting to find out what's in it first. How sad of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2790223;
    ETA: Easy way to get rid of bugs and spiders (and frogs). Use the hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner and the long inflexible "arm" that attaches to it.
    That what my Mom used to do. She'd vacuum up everything! When I'd help her clean, she learned to never say "a spider!" if I was within earshot. She'd quickly vacuum up the little sucker, before I turned it into a "production".

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    I once was showering and all of a sudden a very large black spider came crawlig down the side of the shower. I freaked out and screamed so loud for my son to come! He finally came in and I was cowering in the corner pointing at the spider telling him to get it! He laughed for days after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;2790151;
    I have a pet peeve today, myself: people who don't shovel their walks. We've had massive amounts of snow lately, and it is now -17, so all those lumpy hillocks of snow strewn in front of every third house (it seems) have now frozen into rock hard gullies and boulders and my feet and knees are in agony. I usually walk down the middle of the street when we have a lot of snow just because of those lazy buggers, but the volume/freezing has made that just as difficult and painful to navigate. A pox on them all.
    I take it you don't have a bylaw that forces people to shovel their front walks? There's an $85 fine here if you don't do it within 48 hours of the snowfall. Since we moved here, I've never been so vigilant about shovelling.
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