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In this issue:
* A quick, easy way to
carry a car battery, or most anything else
* Tips for the frugal (like a use for your dryer lint, for instance!)
* My friend Joe’s cool (free) brand new resource website
Thought we might wander a
little ‘off-topic‘ again this month, just for ‘something completely different’
as Monty Python used to say. (OK, I do ramble off-topic more than just once in a
* Anyway, here’s a great
way to carry awkward items like car batteries, or a pails with no handles, etc.
I originally got the idea from one of my Dad’s treasured old
books, dated 1937,
called ‘Knotting and Splicing’
To quote that book, ‘Fig. 104 shows a ready way of slinging a
can to improvise a
paint pot, to dip for water, etc.
Pass the end of the cord
under the bottom of the can and bring the two parts over
it, and make with them an overhand knot; open the knot, as shown in Fig. 105,
draw the two parts down until they come round the upper edge of the can; haul
and knot them together again over the can, as shown in Fig. 104.’
My favorite use for this simple little knot is for
carrying car batteries, as seen in the
photo below. A very handy way to get them from point A to point B without a lot
and without having to buy one of those fancy carrying handles that you’ll only
in a great while (if you can find it when you need it!). I’ve used this for many
thought you might find it useful, too.
Let me know if you find any other uses for it. I know there have to be a lot
* While we’re talking
‘frugal’, I just have to share these next two with you.
Last week I ran into
someone who’s even more, um, thrifty than yours truly. When she told me she’d
found a use all the dryer lint she used to throw away when she cleaned her
machine’s lint filter, I knew I had a winner! (in more ways than one! <grin>)
Like her, I have an older,
somewhat drafty house, and immediately identified with what she was talking
about (mine’ll soon celebrate its 140th birthday!).
She saves her dryer lint by
stuffing it into an old nylon stocking, and when the stocking gets filled, sews
or ties it shut and lays it on the floor in front of her home’s outside doors to
Sounds crazy, but hey, I’ve
seen fancy cloth ‘tubes’ sold for just this purpose, and it’s money you don’t
have to spend. (I’ll bet these could be covered with an attractive cloth
material and sold on Ebay!)
While I was still
ruminating on that one, she told me about her sister, who thought there must be
something a person could do with all the cardboard paper towel tubes we throw
away when the roll runs out.
Now, I use a ton of Charmin™,
so she had my attention. Her sister heats her home with wood, like we do, and
stuffs her old newspapers inside these tubes, then uses them as fire starters.
Saves a lot of kindling by doing that, she tells me. Seems I’m always splitting
kindling, so that’s one I’ve got to try. Might work as well as my dried orange
I love my job. Brings me
into contact with some of the most interesting folks on earth!
* My friend Joe Robson has
just launched a new Tutorial and Information
site that I think you’ll find interesting.
There are NO products for sale, NO entry fees, and NO catches. But there
ARE hundreds of articles available on a wide range of topics (none of them
are related to Internet marketing, btw, even though it’s a passion of mine).
Here's what's available at the moment, with more to come ...
How To Stop Smoking
Insider Secrets to Weight Loss
About Sprint Cell Phones
All About Cruising
Dealing with Credit Problems
Caring For Your Cat
About Car Rental
Insider Cookery Tips
About Baby Toys
Advice About Divorce
About Breast Cancer
Camping Do's and Don'ts
All About Coffee
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
Video Conferencing Secrets
All About Yoga
Vitamin Supplements - Good or Bad?
Website Security - The Hidden Dangers
Web hosting Companies - The Pitfalls
Caring For Your Dog
Tips On Currency Trading
All free! Check it out:
Joe runs an extremely popular website, and has a real
explaining computers and software in simple English.
That site’s called The
* Note: We’ll be getting back to
the subject of appliance repair next month
(honest!). Several folks recently requested information on refrigeration system
recharging and compressor replacement, so I’ve been working on that for the
December issue. Talk to you then!
Thanks once again for
inviting me into your inbox. I don’t take the invitation lightly!
As always, if you have any
topics you’d like to see discussed here, please let
me know and I’ll do my best to oblige. And don't forget those testimonials!
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Wishing you and yours a
Dave’s Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly
implore His protection, aid, and favors...
Now, therefore, I do
recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by
the people of these states to the service of that great and glorious Being, who
is the Beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be that
we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for
His kind care and protection of the people of this county, and for all the great
and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.’ - George
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