Member Since September 15, 2008 , From Dubuque IA, United States
Anything you don't normally do in your work day is "Adult Play" at home... For me, it's mowing lawn.
About Nita:

I'm a retired RN who loves nature and the outdoors.  Indoor projects are reserved for evenings and bad weather days.  I like to tinker and help my husband with his neverending projects, and have learned a lot along the way.


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Answered: How to preserve a slice of bread

Dear Mildred: I use plastic quart ziploc bags and freeze my slices. I place 2 slices in each qt. bag...sometimes a tight squeeze, but do-able...and then place them back into the original plastic ...

Answered: How do you keep ground hogs out of your garden ...

Dear Diana: I read Norm's answer. We use Liquid Fence on our flower beds and shrubs. It hasn't deterred Mr. Groundhog in our yard...he still eats whatever plant he fancies. Here's another idea ...

Answered: HVAC - Lining a return without opening the wall

Dear Whistler: I read Larry's answer. We live in a six-level house. In our house, the warm [or cold] forced air goes through supply duct work throughout our home to heat registers. The returning ...

Answered: What is the difference between garden bathtub and ...

Verla: I was told that when compared to a CONVENTIONAL bathtub.... GARDEN bathtubs are wider, deeper, more circular in shape; don't have jets or a shower head; may be a corner bathtub. GLAMOUR ...

Answered: I am a 78 yr old christian lady in good health ...

Dear Mary: I've read all of the great answers, and really like Georgia's. I'm not a senior yet [57], but have learned that everyone needs to have meaningful social interactions. We live in Iowa ...

Answered: Steel building

I agree with Elden. You can also hang items or shelving units from the joists, like some do in garages. Try placing plywood sheets over the joists; it'll give you a level surface for storage.

Answered: Hinge Mortise

This is from my husband's DIY manual... you will need a pencil, a chisel and a hammer. Outline the mortise with a pencil, using the hinge leaf as a guide. Barrel of the hinge should extend beyond ...

Answered: How to can green beans without using a pressure ...

Diane: I just went through all of my canning/preserving stuff and they all said the same thing... "Vegetables, except tomatoes, are low-acid and must be canned with a pressure cooker. No other ...

Answered: Home made gift suggestions

Cheryl: I've read all of the great answers. Here are a few more ideas for you to consider: Wood carrier for someone with a fireplace [KwikSew pattern] Heavy-duty denim apron for the workshop ...

Answered: My Trane air conditioner turns on for couple of ...

Joe: First, check your furnace's air filter... a dirty filter causes strain/overheating of the compressor and fan, causing them to shut off. Then ...I agree with Alan... contact your servicing ...

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