Teh Squeaky Wheel
Wow did I wake up all Itchy this morning. Evidently, I have been using way too much of the liquid laundry soap. I never read directions. It’s a failing.
I’m rewashing the last load I did in plain water. Wow.
It’s an argument for you never to do laundry again, Dv8.
Fear teh bent wand!
Kamouflaged Kitteh Thursday greetin’s, GN!
Hi, dv8 (and Harper!!1!) and Sven (and Mrs. Sven!!1!)!
Congratters on your new monitor; glad to read that it’s making your job easier. I’ve got an inexpensive ($200) 21″ ViewSonic flat panel for my desktop, which mostly suits my needs. (Its predecessor was a 17″ CRT.)
At some point, I’d like to add a second monitor, as it would make working on music or researching JimCo carp -- which generally require many open windows -- a lot easier. But my workstation set-up doesn’t have enough room to place them side-by-side; I’d have to “stack” them. Which I suspect wouldn’t be terribly ergonomic…and I can’t currently justify the cost. (More of a “want” rather than a “need”; it’s not like I’m heavily into gaming.)
Bummer about the itchiness; hope the plain water cycling helps. (I get the itchies from usng certain laundry detergents and many deodorant soap bars; I’m an “Ivory Girl” re the latter.) 😉
Used to have a buddy who worked for Procter & Gamble who told me even following the directions on their detergents used about double the amount one actually needed to achieve a good result.
Helpful hint: About twenty years ago, most laundry and dishwasher detergent manufacturers quietly eliminated trisodium phosphate from their products due to a gummint lawsuit in -- IIRC -- Oregon. As a result, their effectiveness was significantly reduced.
The easy and cheap fix is to get some TSP at Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc. and add about a teaspoon of it to a load of clothes or dishes. Even a small box of TSP will last a long time.
TSP was good stuff. When I worked in restaurants we bought drums of it (10 gallon I think). Used it to clean chain broilers, floors, etc. I remember using it to remove stains from a brass fireplace screen frame. Went to ER once when a pot brush flicked a few grains in my eye when scrubbing a broiler. Had a hard time untangling from the machine with my eye burning (I was scrubbing the back wall of the broiler).
yeah, wow. It was a surprise. I guess Maybe I should change liquids. I usually buy cheap powdered Detergent (which of course I have no trouble with) and some kind of liquid. usually arm and hammer, but I guess I should try a different one.
Now that I look at my supply, I have literally years worth of arm and hammer . What am I going to do with it all??
What am I going to do with it all??
Have you considered washing your clothes?
Seriously, though, if it’s Arm & Hammer detergent, then just use that with 1/8 -- 1/4 cup of TSP (depending on the size of your load). You won’t have to buy detergent for quite awhile!
Mrs. Paddy has been making laundry cleaner for the last few years out of castille soap, washing soda, and a product called Oxo-Brite (an oxygen bleach).
Good morning, Dv8 -- happy Thursday, GN.
I’ve been to the office twice this week and to get there drove past the high school I went to many years ago. It’s a charter school now and apparently a successful one.
Pre-wuhan days when I drove past it daily, I used to see the kids being dropped off from vehicles -- never saw groups of kids walking or riding their bicycles -- and upon exiting, their heads were immediately bent downward to read their cell phones. Saw fewer kids doing that, but all of them were masked even when not on school property and walking by themselves. Looked like the school had adult gatekeepers at the main entrance checking temperatures before letting them in.
With smoking being not rebellious today, it made me wonder if the behind the building smoking area where are all the bad kids hung out in the 70’s was now being populated by bad kids not wearing masks.
At my high school, the athletic fields were where the smokers went. Campus security (including the VPs) didn’t care that you were smoking, or what you were smoking, so long as you were on the grass (heh!) and it was during break time or lunch. Smoking inside the building would get you in trouble. Now I’m sure they’ve cracked down on mask scofflaws.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!
Great thread pic, Mac!
In re TSP: the lawsuit involved phosphate runoff into the Columbia river. The blame was placed on dishwasher detergents, when the real culprit was fertilizer runoff from the massive estates that line the river in some areas. Rather than have the rich suffer less-green lawns, the state government banned TSP in dishwasher detergents.
The Feds have arrested a sociology/criminal justice professor for setting fires in NoCal, including setting fires behind first responders to try and trap them between fire fronts. Yes, he’s a virulent anti-Trumper who in a published interview predicted that Trump would get violent if he lost the 2020 election.
Not a decision scientist?
Sociology, is that close enough?
You’re right -- pretty close.
I’m sure they’ll find this persxn is everything xie claims Trump is.
Bummer on us today -- had a power blower and a pressure washer stolen out of a storage cabinet in our backyard last night. Pissed me off -- not so much the property loss, but the violation. It’s not like you can see anything in the backyard from the street and there’s no lights, so who goes around checking out houses in the dark on a remote road in the hills?
Anyhow, called the sheriffs and they came out and took a report. Said they had several calls last night in our area about things getting stolen including a car -- they caught one guy already and were looking for another.
Time for a security system -- it’s been time twice before in recent years and I put it off, but need to seriously think it through this time and do something.
That sucks. Time to arm and organize, you need a well regulated coon militia. The lazy bastards need to earn their keep.
Them and Tatum.
I hope they squeeze the one they got and round up the other(s).
I’m sorry, Sven. That totally sucks. I understand about the feeling of violation. A house I rented with a couple of friends was burglarized twice in a few months. The second time they destroyed things -- I guess they were upset that someone else had already taken the good stuff.