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hedgehog

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 11:56 PM
Number of posts: 34,483

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Fashion advice needed:Help me, I'm being swamped with mail order catalogs!

Sequins on a blouse/tunic - only a Christmas? Never? only if I want to look my age (59+)?

Sequins on a sweat shirt - only at Christmas? Never? only if I want to look my age (59+)?

Cats, puppies, butterflies etc on a sweat shirt, with or without sequins - Never?

It's not always your autoimmune disease acting up -

I thought the pain in my shoulder blade was from my Sjogren's, until last night when I discovered that when my husband snuggles up while we're asleep, he inadvertently pokes my back with his elbow.

TMI?

Animal teams: There are some small bird species that team up for the winter -

chickadees and nuthatches tend to hang out together. There are birds that ride on the backs of large mammals to gather insects, and fish which remove parasites from other sea life. But do any animals hang together like humans, cats and dogs?

When did pine cones start smelling like cinnamon?

Why did pine cones start smelling like cinnamon?

Do you think that "cinnamon" smell is apt to kill you if you breathe too much of it?

Just out of curiosity - if you know people who get upset at "Season's Greetings" instead

of "Merry Christmas"; how many of them are actually active members of a Christian congregation?

OK - resdy for some strangeness? I installed a Microsoft wireless mouse on my

HP notebook, and it worked fine. It did take some fine wiggling to get the USB receiver into the slot.Later, I shut down the computer in the middle of a print job.

The next time I went to boot up, the built-in keyboard wouldn't communicate with the computer. I had to dig out a portable keyboard to even log in because CNT-ALT-DEL wouldn't register.

The portable keyboard works fine.

The Keyboard tab under the Control Panel says the keyboard is ther and working fine. The keyboard illuminates if I press any key.

Any suggestions on recovering the keyboard?

If you are a descendant of an undocumented immigrants, post here.

Grandpa lied about his age at Ellis Island, Grandma snuck over the border at Niagara Falls.


They also harbored undocumented aliens into the 50's.....

Happy Thanksgiving.

Two aspects of immigration reform that get shoved under the carpet -

1. Wages: People are frightened that if all the undocumented people become citizens, they will go out, get jobs, and depress wages, especially at the low end. The fact is, undocumented people are already working, and precisely because they are undocumented, they are lowering wages. Given the protection of citizenship, they would be able to organize to demand better treatment.

2. Disenfranchisement: We hear a lot about Republican fears of Latinos supporting Democrats. What we don't hear about is this: the United States economy depends on the young workers arriving as immigrants. Our failure to recognize this and provide a means for authorized entrance to the US means that we have developed a large underclass denied the right to vote.

November 22, 1963

Buffalo: the hidden disaster - Up here in the Great Lakes,

we love to kid about stocking up and then just relaxing when there is a snow event. That's fine for some salaried people. The problem is, a lot of people had to use personal time and/or vacation time this week while the roads were closed. What's worse, a lot of people who get paid by the hour will have no paycheck at all next Friday.
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