aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Martha)
( Jan. 16th, 2016 04:21 pm)
Many of you know [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon. She has a lot on her plate right now and could use a little help, so if you can, please visit her GoFundMe. She's a good friend with a family who could use your assistance.

Sharing word of the campaign might also help.
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[livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon is doing tarot readings by email, phone, or Skype! Details are here. She did a full reading for me this week, and it was quite an experience. I recommend it. Help her out and get a reading in return—everybody wins!

ETA:[livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon is also helping [livejournal.com profile] digitalwave sell comics: first entry here, more to come.
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Default)
( Feb. 12th, 2010 05:04 pm)
A favor, please: are any of you readers using Buzz? If you are, could one of you please see if you can follow me? (And please cover your eyes if you succeed, don't read any of my info, and let me know right away?) If you try and fail, please let me know so that I can stop worrying. (I'm really, really good at worrying.)

Here's why )

Thanks for any help you can give.
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I was under the impression that there was an invention called a "necklace shortener" that would help me deal with necklaces where the pendant falls under my top's neckline because the chain isn't long enough for it to hang outside but isn't quite short enough to keep the pendant above the neckline.

Attempts to find "necklace shortener" at Amazon or using Google seem to turn up 1) necklaces that can be set to two different lengths or 2) a little gizmo that lets one take really long strands of beads and double them over so that they are now double strands hooked in back. While #2 might be useful for two particular necklaces that I own, I have several necklaces whose chains are just a little too long.

Can I get something to shorten them? Or is my best bet to buy a chain or a couple of chains of shorter lengths? The necklaces involved have silver chains (or silvery—don't know if all are really silver) of varying fineness.

I just got a couple more necklaces for Christmas, one of which has a pendant that dropped instantly right inside my blouse. I spent the day pulling it out, only to have it slide back in. It seems that some kind of shortener or new chain would be a better solution than replacing my blouses!
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I was under the impression that there was an invention called a "necklace shortener" that would help me deal with necklaces where the pendant falls under my top's neckline because the chain isn't long enough for it to hang outside but isn't quite short enough to keep the pendant above the neckline.

Attempts to find "necklace shortener" at Amazon or using Google seem to turn up 1) necklaces that can be set to two different lengths or 2) a little gizmo that lets one take really long strands of beads and double them over so that they are now double strands hooked in back. While #2 might be useful for two particular necklaces that I own, I have several necklaces whose chains are just a little too long.

Can I get something to shorten them? Or is my best bet to buy a chain or a couple of chains of shorter lengths? The necklaces involved have silver chains (or silvery—don't know if all are really silver) of varying fineness.

I just got a couple more necklaces for Christmas, one of which has a pendant that dropped instantly right inside my blouse. I spent the day pulling it out, only to have it slide back in. It seems that some kind of shortener or new chain would be a better solution than replacing my blouses!
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Small Child apparently brushed against the iron stand that holds the candles in church this morning when we lit a candle for the repose of the soul of her great-grandmother. She got several small but ugly black wax stains on a red knit dress. It's 100% cotton; I normally wash it on cold delicate and dry it on low.

I Googled and found various instructions for removing wax from clothes. The main advice seems to be to use a medium-hot iron and cover the wax with blotting paper, paper towel, or a brown paper bag; put the paper or bag over the wax, iron over both, and the paper will gradually pick up the wax. One video then recommended "an oxygen-based stain remover" to remove any color that the wax left behind, but I don't know that I'd want to use our Oxy-Clean on that bright red dress.

Has anyone used the ironing method to remove wax? Any alternative or additional advice? You'd think being an altar server for years would have taught me this, but the wax always got on the servers' robes. Not only did the servers never clean their own robes, it was not clear anyone ever cleaned those robes! (It didn't bother me at the time, but when I think back now...well, it's better not to dwell on that aspect.)
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Small Child apparently brushed against the iron stand that holds the candles in church this morning when we lit a candle for the repose of the soul of her great-grandmother. She got several small but ugly black wax stains on a red knit dress. It's 100% cotton; I normally wash it on cold delicate and dry it on low.

I Googled and found various instructions for removing wax from clothes. The main advice seems to be to use a medium-hot iron and cover the wax with blotting paper, paper towel, or a brown paper bag; put the paper or bag over the wax, iron over both, and the paper will gradually pick up the wax. One video then recommended "an oxygen-based stain remover" to remove any color that the wax left behind, but I don't know that I'd want to use our Oxy-Clean on that bright red dress.

Has anyone used the ironing method to remove wax? Any alternative or additional advice? You'd think being an altar server for years would have taught me this, but the wax always got on the servers' robes. Not only did the servers never clean their own robes, it was not clear anyone ever cleaned those robes! (It didn't bother me at the time, but when I think back now...well, it's better not to dwell on that aspect.)
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We're considering getting a tankless hot water heater, because our current traditional tanked one (pun intended) is failing. We need to do this soon. A couple of friends have recommended we get the tankless kind, but we can't find how big we need! (Some people need to check their messages more often--and reply.) We will, of course, ask when buying, but I'd rather have the word of friends than just the word of a salesperson.

We're looking at one that provides 2.6 gallons of hot water a minute (9.8 liters a minute) versus 4.0 gal/min (15 l/min). There are three humans (one Aelfgyfu, one Brilliant Husband, and one Small Child), a dishwasher, and, on good days, a washing machine in the house. (The two cats don't actually use hot water.) If you use a tankless boiler, could you please tell me what size you use, and for how many people? (You can send me a PM if you don't mind me knowing but you don't feel like revealing your water usage to the world. If you don't know the specs, any information, such as model number and manufacturer, might be enough for us to find the necessary info.)

There's a substantial price difference between the two, so if the smaller would be sufficient, we'd prefer that. If the smaller is not sufficient, however, buying it could be disastrous.

Thanks for any help you can give!
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We're considering getting a tankless hot water heater, because our current traditional tanked one (pun intended) is failing. We need to do this soon. A couple of friends have recommended we get the tankless kind, but we can't find how big we need! (Some people need to check their messages more often--and reply.) We will, of course, ask when buying, but I'd rather have the word of friends than just the word of a salesperson.

We're looking at one that provides 2.6 gallons of hot water a minute (9.8 liters a minute) versus 4.0 gal/min (15 l/min). There are three humans (one Aelfgyfu, one Brilliant Husband, and one Small Child), a dishwasher, and, on good days, a washing machine in the house. (The two cats don't actually use hot water.) If you use a tankless boiler, could you please tell me what size you use, and for how many people? (You can send me a PM if you don't mind me knowing but you don't feel like revealing your water usage to the world. If you don't know the specs, any information, such as model number and manufacturer, might be enough for us to find the necessary info.)

There's a substantial price difference between the two, so if the smaller would be sufficient, we'd prefer that. If the smaller is not sufficient, however, buying it could be disastrous.

Thanks for any help you can give!
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I've made some photos with captions in the past, but I can't remember how to do it. I want to make an icon with a photo and put words on it. So far I've tried Image Tricks, which lets me manipulate the photo but not put words on it; iPhoto, which does the same; and PowerPoint, which makes it look great in a slide, but when I try to export it, either it exports the text separately from the photo, or the proportions get really messed up.

I'm a Mac user looking for free software, if I need something I don't already have.

What really bugs me is that I've probably still got the software, but I haven't done it in over a year, and I just can't remember how I produced the few photos with text on them that I have got.
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I've made some photos with captions in the past, but I can't remember how to do it. I want to make an icon with a photo and put words on it. So far I've tried Image Tricks, which lets me manipulate the photo but not put words on it; iPhoto, which does the same; and PowerPoint, which makes it look great in a slide, but when I try to export it, either it exports the text separately from the photo, or the proportions get really messed up.

I'm a Mac user looking for free software, if I need something I don't already have.

What really bugs me is that I've probably still got the software, but I haven't done it in over a year, and I just can't remember how I produced the few photos with text on them that I have got.
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