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  • Is there a sort of fake grass good for outside door?

    Area just outside door is too stomped by smokers to sustain grass. I thought of patching it with sod but not sure the dirt is even rich enough for that to take.

    Do you have a recommendation for something that looks kind of like grass that would sit there and look all right and sort of patch the dirt-spot and work even in the rain?

  • Have you ever tried salmon bellies?

    I cooked some for my cat and he hates them. Just wondered if you knew anything about them.

    5 AnswersOther - Food & Drink2 months ago
  • Oil leak on 2005 Altima?

    145,000 miles. Very few repairs to date.

    The dealership is re-doing a valve cover leak repair for free because it is still leaking. They said they will look deeply to see if there is a deeper leak.I am not losing a lot of oil. Engine does not overheat, although the service engine soon light has been coming on sometimesI did get a fuel injector replaced last year and car has begun to shake a little again occasionally. Once it has had time to run a little, that usually stops.Could an oil leak account for the fuel injector problem? 

    If I have a deeper engine leak, do I need to get that repaired? Can I live with it?

    Thank you in advance for those and any other insights.

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs2 months ago
  • Is there a name for a blouse that does not button down the front but rather down the back?

    E.g., a blouse in a pretty fabric with a collar and good for showing off jewelry?

    1 AnswerFashion & Accessories3 months ago
  • Should i cut dead leave off geranium?

    I have anything but a green thumb, but am trying to do right by a beautiful pink geranium i bought a few months ago.

    It has had quite a bloom, and is blooming a little more now. However, it has some halff-dried leaves.

    I was cutting those off, as well as getting rid of the dead flowers. However, while i have read that getting rid of the dead flowers is good, i'm not sure if snipping off the half-dead leaves is.

    Any advice?

    1 AnswerGarden & Landscape3 months ago
  • Restaurant kitchen workers, chefs, perhaps you could solve this argument?

    A neighbor gave my roommate and me half a box of small cartons of orange juice which was popped into his trunk at a food bank.

    The oj is supposed to be kept refrigerated, but my roommate suspects that the box was left unrefrigerated in a warehouse somewhere and just chilled prior to giveaway. I think it may have come from a restaurant that couldn't use the little individual serving oj's but was kept in a cooler.

    My roommate says restaurants do not put the whole box in a cooler. He said they have to take all the little cartons out and put them on the shelf in the cooler or refrigerator.

    Could that be true?

    7 AnswersOther - Food & Drink3 months ago
  • Is it better to turn off your computer or put it in sleep mode?

    Trying to give my computer its longest life.

    Another person uses it so i do frequent virus and malware scans.

    Just trying to treat it as well as possible, so at night, what would be better, turning it off or putting it into sleep mode?

    4 AnswersDesktops3 months ago
  • Is it better to turn off your computer or put it in sleep mode?

    Trying to give my computer its longest life.

    Another person uses it so i do frequent virus and malware scans.

    Just trying to treat it as well as possible, so at night, what would be better, turning it off or putting it into sleep mode?

    4 AnswersSecurity3 months ago
  • What has been your experience with lower dentures? ... implants?

    An acquaintance is looking into dentures vs implants. His two lower front teeth are infected below the gum line so he can either get implants or have all his lower teeth pulled and get lower dentures.

    He has heard that lowers are uncomfortable. Is that true?

    1 AnswerSenior Citizens3 months ago
  • What has been your experience with lower dentures vs. implants?

    An acquaintance is looking into dentures vs implants. His two lower front teeth are infected below the gum line so he can either get implants or have all his lower teeth pulled and get lower dentures.

    He has heard that lowers are uncomfortable. Is that true?

    1 AnswerDental3 months ago
  • With great respect: how many people do you personally know who have died from Covid-19?

    Did they have an underlying condition? What was it and do you think they would have died then anyway? How old were they, what race, what gender, what political party? Any other details such as if they were in a nursing home would be useful.

    Profound condolences to anyone who has lost someone or more than one person.

    5 AnswersCurrent Events4 months ago
  • Is this appropriate for a game designer?

    Making a birthday card for a person who is turning 30. He works in IT but designs games on the side. I don't know him very well, but his Linked In says his freelance work brings him about 30K a year.

    I wanted to take the initials OMG and give each letter a word. I thought of Original Master Gamer.

    Would "gamer" be okay to call this accomplished young game designer?

    Any other ideas for those initials?

    4 AnswersProgramming & Design4 months ago
  • Recommendation for plant fertilizer?

    Bought a geranium from Walmart that has been blooming beautifully. But it calls for plant fertilizer.

    Any recommendations? Anything free or low-cost I could do instead, too?

    3 AnswersGarden & Landscape4 months ago
  • Ideas for things in flat gift bag?

    Sending an adorable Easter gift bag to relatives in Canada from the US. Postage is rather high so I'm avoiding opening it up and filling it and putting it in a box. Rather, I'd like to send it in a padded envelope and they can open it there and fill it with Easter grass and eggs or whatever they want for the holiday.

    But I might like to put some flat stuff in there as little gifts or games for them. They range in age from about 37 to 2 ... two sisters, one of the sisters' husbands, and the other sister's three small children age 2 to 7. Any ideas for what I could put in there?

    1 AnswerEaster4 months ago
  • Could this be raising my electric bill?

    We have a long-time bathtub leak the landlords have been loathe to fix because it involves tearing out the bathtub wall and replacing, not just putting in a new filter. Believe me, I have researched this with the landlords. They pay for the extra water loss.

    Recently, I noticed that the leak now involves the water heater, as we are not able to position the faucet handle to the cold position when turning it off. I am planning to tell the landlords about that but in the meantime have this question.

    My heat bill went up $40 and for a couple of nights, I noticed the air conditioner coming on even in the middle of the night when I don't remember it having done so before in this weather.

    The water heater is in the attic and is relatively small. But even though it is in the attic, could it be causing the central air to come on more often? Or would that have nothing to do with it?

    7 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs5 months ago
  • Help knowing what kind of building supplies to ask for?

    I have been to Home Depot and Lowe’s many times, and, no complaints, they are very good. But sometimes you run into people who have no idea what you’re looking for. So I thought I would ask you first in case you could give me some insights.

    I would like to make two large thin wooden frames to clamp a piece of decorative cloth between them to display it. I don’t wish to staple the cloth or degrade it in any way, therefore the idea of putting it between identical frames and clamping them together.

    What kind of wood am I looking for? What kind of clamps? Ideally, there might be some sort of metal holders, even a pretty metal, that could be wrapped around the edges of the frames and even banged into place. They might even have teeth as long as those wouldn’t go through to touch the cloth.

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    Thanks for any insights.

    2 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling5 months ago
  • Considering making a makeshift bookcase and have some questions?

    Yeah, I'm female and my little shop projects would make an 8th grader shudder. But getting past that.

    I have two longish, narrow pieces of wood I would like to cut up into shelves. I could do it myself but don't have anything to sit them on for sawing, and, anyway, it would be easier to take it to someone who could do it, zip zip, for a small fee.

    What kind of business should I look for that I could take it to that could do that? Also might ask them to drill two holes in the end of each shelf.

    Also, what sort of business could sand down the edges of a broken glass piece to save it but not allow it to hurt anyone?

    Also, saw a long, thin metal object in the drywall section of the local Home Depot. It was not labeled and the store was closing so I didn't get the name, but it was like a very thin, very long ladder with about seven or eight rungs, but not really a ladder, probably a brace of some sort. Do you know the name of it?

    Thanking for any help.

    10 AnswersDo It Yourself (DIY)6 months ago
  • Anyone here really familiar with cooking shrimp?

    I would like to serve sauteed shrimp and spinach for a dinner party, but would like to make the shrimp ahead and add it to the spinach when sauteeing right before dinner so it can be served hot. This is so I can join my guests during appetizers.

    Should I:

    boil the shrimp first and then fry it two minutes per side and then refrigerate it until ready to sautee the spinach?

    or should I dispense with the boiling?

    Sorry, I know this may offend those of you who are seafood connoisseurs. But nobody is into raw here.

    16 AnswersCooking & Recipes7 months ago
  • Is it hard on a lamp to be turned on and off at the plug?

    Have a lamp that has to be plugged in to turn on because the on/off switch doesn't work.

    Wondered about running an extension cord from an outlet that turns on when the wall switch is thrown. Would it hurt the lamp to be turned on and off by turning on and off the wall switch?

    P.S. I have considered getting a remote switch but, a.}, I can't figure it out how to use it, and, b.}, it costs money. I already have the extension cord. Thanks for any insights.

  • Your suggestions for a bread to go with meal?

    Planning to make sauteed shrimp and spinach and serve with a grapefruit compote with a little coconut on top. Having appetizers ahead and a heavy rice pudding for dessert.

    Just in case anyone would miss a starch at the meal, would like to serve a bread item. Could you suggest a roll/bread/biscuit/muffin whatever that you think would be a nice side with the meal?

    6 AnswersCooking & Recipes7 months ago