Mid Atlantic Magpie Chatter forum: Magpie Chatter #29 September 2011

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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 30, 2011 7:28 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Time for a new thread, we came from here http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/62237/#new_...

Please join in and let us know what your up to. Feel free to chat away.


Mockingbirds courtesy of Luvsgrtdanes/Ronnie
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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 30, 2011 7:34 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Really cute mockingbirds Ronnie! Thanks for the new thread! Thumbs up
ImageJaeRae
Aug 30, 2011 8:05 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
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Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imageeric4home
Aug 30, 2011 8:15 PM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
We have a few of the surge strips, we'll just have to start flipping the switch. *Blush* The Dish tech that was here the other day suggested we plug only the DVR into the outlet so we can shut down everything else with the strip and not interfere with our programing. Dah Blinking Ric
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thanks to Grandma and the joy flowers brought to her and in turn to me.
Imagestormyla
Aug 30, 2011 8:45 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I guess the easiest way to handle it is to flip the breakers everywhere except for the rooms with refrigerators. No crawling behind furniture that way. I'd have to move a lot of stuff to get to my outlets. I only have a power strip in my office. Everywhere else things are plugged directly into the wall or an extension cord.
ImageJaeRae
Aug 30, 2011 8:47 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Ya' you know, now a days with electronics as they are, it would probably be smart to put the circuit breakers in the main living area and zone things appropriately so you could just click the right switches and not be concerned about fire or damage to componentry. Clocks on all of these things should run on battery while asleep too ...doncha' jst hate it when there is a winkle and ever-thin' has to be reset (only my oven 'members what time it is and still need my approval to function forth).
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
ImageJaeRae
Aug 30, 2011 8:49 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Whoops Stormy ...do-si-doed (but fine minds think alike) Smiling
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
Aug 30, 2011 8:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I was thinking the exact same thing Jae. Breaker boxes should be right near the back door entrance.
Imagesallyg
Aug 31, 2011 8:40 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Yes JR, great suggestion, and so true an observation. Luv how your oven has to see mommy to know if its ok. !!
YEah, next generation of new houses will incoporate these any many other goodies- like we now have more laundry areas on main floor.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Aug 31, 2011 10:11 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I still like having the laundry in the basement. I don't want any flooding upstairs. When I lived in the high rise condo, I got flooded like 6 times from washers, dish washers, hot water heaters and such on the floors above me.

Part of the condo rules there was that everyone had to participate in mandatory routine maintenance schedules on all of those items to prevent mishaps. They still happened frequently. Not to mention things like people overflowing their sinks and bathtubs or toilets.
ImageJaeRae
Aug 31, 2011 1:48 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I have caulk under the overflow in my tub. It's a nice old one (even though the porcelin is rough in some spots) and I like it bubbly, fragrant, hot and filled to my chin!!! (Never overflowed it though). I have however envisioned it crashing through to the basement with me in it......what a way to go!!! Hilarious!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagesheryl
Aug 31, 2011 6:36 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I loved the chutes that would let you throw laundry down to the basement from the bath. I haven't seen one of those for years.

Of course, we need something that would take it back *up*....
ImageHollyAnnS
Aug 31, 2011 6:54 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I have a chute in my bedroom closet that goes down to the laundry room below and my parents house has one in the upstairs hall closet that goes down to their laundry room. The kids loved it when they were little and would run up and down the stairs with dirty laundry just so they could drop it back down.
Life is Great! Holly
Please visit me and learn more about My Life on the Water a Personal Journey Thread in the MidAtlanticMusings Cubit.
http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/5752/
Imagestormyla
Aug 31, 2011 7:23 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Never had a laundry shute, but lived a couple of places that had trash shutes. That could get pretty noisy if you were on a high floor. I would have hated to live in a unit right next to the trash shute. In the high rise you weren't supposed to put anything in it after 10PM. Even on the 14th floor, I could hear the crash when something I threw down there landed.
ImageJaeRae
Aug 31, 2011 8:22 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
I have a 'linen closet' in the hall that was once a laundry chute I believe because when I pulled the floor in there there is a hole (of course it is covered with new floor) to the basement. There is also an curious empty drywalled corner above it upstairs that contains nothing so it must have been the chute. Between the back hallway stairs and the porch addition, there is also a milk station (doors on both sides) for milk delivery in its day. I keep plastic bags in there now.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
Aug 31, 2011 8:26 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
My grandmother's kitchen enclosed porch had a milk station Ii remember emptying it in the mornings and putting the empty milk bottles in a metal carrier inside of it.
ImageHollyAnnS
Aug 31, 2011 8:54 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
So the guys are building me a new trellis. Good size heavy wood for at the side of the house. The climbing hydrangea will grow on it. Ric designed it, Josh is building it and I went down there this evening and stained it. Family Project. Thumbs up
Life is Great! Holly
Please visit me and learn more about My Life on the Water a Personal Journey Thread in the MidAtlanticMusings Cubit.
http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/5752/
ImageJaeRae
Aug 31, 2011 9:02 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Oh Holly! They never stop do they!!!! Waiting for PIX. (you SURE you wann'a keep all of 'em?)

Yep Stormy. Our house was 'modern' (built in the 50s) but on a corner lot that had been long held by the property next door. The neighborhood was much older homes and I think all of them had milk chutes (I was deprived!).

Remember ash boxes?
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
Aug 31, 2011 9:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sounds great Holly. Is your whole family off from work this week?
Imagesallyg
Aug 31, 2011 9:34 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
New trellis? geez they can't get enough !
My house growing up had a laundry chute, and we had a milk crate (metal box with lid) on the porch. I loved to sit on that; I thought it was made for a seat for me, and just happened to be handy for milk. (Some of) The cows were only a couple miles away- I was sad when the farm got developed into houses.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon

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