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  1. Slates! But they need to be right kind of slates. I started working on an idea this afternoon using gray cardstock I bought. But this stuff is thinner than my stash of old white cardstock, so I don't know if it'll work out. I'd forgotten that some posterboard I was considering back in December turned out to be thinner than I'd like too. Now if I were working in 1:12, it wouldn't be as much a problem. I used my mat cutter and cut a piece of scrap matboard with a nice bevel that could be fixed up to make some decent looking slates. .......While on the subject, any future dollhouses I want to des
  2. So what is it about men just tossing their change on the kitchen counter, dresser or jar instead of using those coins up? Yeah, I know, I know, it's a pain to carry around change in your pants pockets. On Sunday I got into the line at the McDonalds drive through, and the line was moving so slowly I decided to see how many quarters were dumped into the car's cupholder. Between my wallet and the cupholder I came up with $8.00 in quarters, so I paid for breakfast with the quarters. Ordinarily I wouldn't have done it, but the car in front of me hadn't moved forward at all while the cashier was cou
  3. DH's name is on the list, because he's over 70, but not very many Mainers have been able to get the shot yet. I saw where more New Hampshireites seem to be getting one. I'll be eligible in the next wave, whenever that is. Our 27 year old son who lives with us goes to work in a different Walmart everyday. We wonder, what if we've had it already and don't even know it? The whole thing just fills me with rage whenever I think about it. I drove 45 minutes to the good bakery the other day. Pastry helps with my anger issues.
  4. I was expecting a small package, and at 5:00 checked tracking and saw it was still on the truck out for delivery. At 5:30 I checked again, only this time it sais that as of 3:09 it was available for pickup. WHAT THA??????????????? I had been planning to list some some miniatures on ebay in January, but doing that in this era of packages going every which way would be nuts, so I'll just wait.
  5. Holly, I got a Christmas card from my daughter on January 23, she mailed it from Philly on Dec 14. Two days later she finally got the card I sent her. On Dec 1st I ordered something from LL Bean, which is about a 45 minute drive north of my house. I waited and waited for it, it was a Christmas gift & I was getting very anxious. Tracking it I discovered that it travelled down the highway past my town down to Virginia, where it sat for a while. Then it made it's way back north and sat in Connecticut for about 2 weeks till it slowly made its way back to my house in Maine two days before Chri
  6. Carrie, for some unknown reason they just couldn't use my mobile number to verify that it's me. Maybe it just doesn't work in Maine? Living in Maine I'd say yes, that's a possibility. DH bought a new set of phones for our landline that will weed out some calls. Supposedly we can block spam calls by marking them somehow every time the phone rings, but it just rings too darn often. Yesterday morning between 9 and 10 our landline & dh's mobile phone rang about 6 times, never leaving a message (spammers). Our new landline phones announce the calls, and lately the voice has sometimes annou
  7. Today I found out about USPS informed delivery, where they'll inform you when mail is headed toward your mailbox, so I decided to sign up. As directed, I signed in to my USPS account and then enroll in the program, but all I got was a popup survey which ended with the usual : how likely are you to recommend USPS to friends? ........yeah, I'll tell people not to use it, just deliver your mail yourself by hand. Speaking of which, a friend living in Ketchikan Alaska says they were reduced to doing this when their PO sorting machine brokedown and all their mail was sent 800 miles away to be sorted
  8. eeeewe ugh. My boys stuck to pebbles, bottlecaps and micro cars.
  9. I wish my husband would remember to empty his pockets. It's usually only tissues, but the mess those wet tissues cause!
  10. This evening I was really tired and all I wanted to do was relax in bed and stream a movie, when the TV remote quit working, so I went back downstairs to get fresh batteries. When I popped the old ones out of the remote, one of the little swirly wires fell out and I couldn't get it to stay back in. The batteries can't work the remote without the little swirly wires. I discovered that TV doesn't even have a power button. What to do? Then it struck me. Lead tape! I went up to my workroom, snipped off a piece of lead golfer's tape, stuck it into the gap of my remote, slid in the fresh batteries
  11. Thanks! I'll try that too! I was just standing around in the kitchen waiting for something and took one of the Jordan Marsh recipe muffins out of a ziploc bag and broke off a pinch to pop in my mouth. it actually got better over the last couple days, sitting in the bag! It was moister than when originally baked, no wonder it was such a popular bakery muffin!
  12. Yes, I think that sounds good too, Holly. I'll have to make a note of that. I got a big surprise today, I'd ordered a couple bags of White Lily self rising flour from Walmart, because a couple recipes I wanted to try specified the stuff. This morning I saw my shipment was at Fed Ex's Connecticut location, so I figured they wouldn't come today after all, but lo and behold! They wound up on my porch shortly after noon! An end table I ordered from Wayfair also arrived several days early by the same Fed Ex truck. What shall I try my hand at tomorrow? Biscuits? I haven't much cared for most bi
  13. I haven't felt like doing any miniature work lately. I started taking pictures and measuring some miniatures to list on ebay, but with the mail delivery so screwed up, I think maybe I better wait a while before I try to sell anything. I've read that a lot of ebay sellers' packages arrive really late or not at all. In the last couple months we've had 2 bills, a letter and a check that never arrived. DH finally asked our son about online bill pay though our bank. Since my just under 2 year old laptop crashed & died suddenly in December, I've been updating my recipe files - again. I was
  14. When I was 5 we moved into a new house, where I found an old childrens' book from the 40's with all sorts of stories and illustrations. My favorite picture was of a chicken coop house. When the book had fallen into tatters from age, I salvaged that picture and framed it. A few weeks ago I got the idea of making a display to put in my empty fireplace based on the chicken coop. I changed the chicken coop into a house, and it's about 1:24 scale, but it's not a dollhouse. The first picture shows it in my fireplace surrounded by painted pinecones and posterboard evergreens. I took the second pict
  15. Most of the online dollhouse forums I've belonged to over the years have gone for various reasons, but I've noticed that a lot of new people have gotten into the hobby since they've had to stay at home. I think the reason that posts on this site have slowed down so much is because earlier in the year they closed down to update the site to make it run better. It took longer than they planned because of glitches they ran into, I guess, plus the whole covid thing probably impacted it too. Anyway, it was offline for at least a couple of months, and when we regulars started drifting back, many othe
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