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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I once tried to dissolve them by soaking them in water and then to use it as liquid hand soap, but it did not really work. There must be some missing component.
    Could perhaps a small mesh bag work for collecting leftover soap bits? Something similar like the bags for mobiles or other small items, or something like a net bag, like those where you buy lemons and garlic in, something not too delicate perhaps. You could soften soap bits with water and mash them inside the bag, and just use the whole thing as soap/sponge combo the way you use sponge to scrub hands or in shower. This probably needs testing and finding the right type of bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I don't know. Think I would throw it out first. Hey, speaking of soap, anyone here have their mother wash their mouth out with soap when they were a kid? I did, and for saying something I heard from my father. Now is that fair? (That can be my gripe of the day, about 50 years after the fact, but still a gripe!)
    No, never happened. My teachers occasionally would offer to wash my ears, but never went through with their offers. In my case I didn't hear them when they were addressing me while I was reading or thinking, and they told me to do those tasks themselves, of course they thought I was ignoring them, but I'm just very bad at multitasking that's all. My classmate though had his ears washed. That was very unfair too. It was many years ago and I'm still outraged on his behalf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinera View Post
    Could perhaps a small mesh bag work for collecting leftover soap bits? Something similar like the bags for mobiles or other small items, or something like a net bag, like those where you buy lemons and garlic in, something not too delicate perhaps. You could soften soap bits with water and mash them inside the bag, and just use the whole thing as soap/sponge combo the way you use sponge to scrub hands or in shower. This probably needs testing and finding the right type of bag.
    Think I tried something like that once but it was awkward. The problem is these remnants are not that small, just too small for in the shower, but my wife finds them too small for the soap dish for hand washing for some reason. Else I would run them out there, which is really good in the kitchen because I sometimes drop the soap and it is not fun fishing a big bar out of the garbage disposal with tongs. Ah well, this is the least of my problems.
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    So my wife has a habit of sweeping the floor and instead of using a dustpan, just sweeping it out the door. Last night, about 10:30 pm she did this and then called me away from a very important search for another La Traviata set to buy and told me that the door won't close. Turns out it would not go the last 1/8 inch unless you pushed it, so you would have to push it to get the lock bolt to go in the hole.

    Inspecting the perimeter of the door and door opening, I found only a place on the bottom of the door that had a metal piece pulled up and a scrape on the metal strip along the threshold, so figured that was it, but I could not beat the metal part down until I pulled the door off the hinges (it is a heavy door). Once I got the door back up, it still would not close, so then I inspected things again and discovered that her sweeping had filled in under the metal strip at the bottom threshold. I loosed the screws and with a flat-bladed screwdriver, cleaned it out. There was quite a bit of debris in there including small stones (1/32 inch). Screwing the strip back down, now the door closes.

    We have the same setup at the back door, but I think it won't happen there. The front door has little clearance at the bottom and I think shutting it pushes that strip down ever so slightly but that when packed with the stones and other debris it would not push down and so hindered full closure of the door.

    Taking the door off the hinges was not a total loss as I did correct the scraping metal part and the hinges all got a nice dose of 3-in-1 oil. I still have the old-fashioned can:
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    At 6:00 in the morning , lovely blue sky and someone has a stinky bonfire in his garden, grrrr!
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    A lovely day yesterday. Today, designated Gardening Day, is not so good.
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Time of the year for ants again.
    Yesterday I purchased a tray of impatiens (Busy Lizzie) to plant out. I found the compost they were in was full of little red ants all scrambling about when I disturbed them, I put the little plants In my flower tubs anyway and hope there won't be too much of a problem.
    Last year I had ants come in the house, I had to use ant gel . and sprayed all the edged outside walls round the house. They are such persistent little devils.
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    As regards the recent soap question, luckily I'm out of the equation. I only use shower gel even for hand washing as it takes only a smidge, and it's easy to get the last out of the container by removing the lid, adding water, putting the lid back on and giving it a good shake. I find that even the last remnants in their most watery state will still clean hands thoroughly enough.
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    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potiphera View Post
    Time of the year for ants again.
    Yesterday I purchased a tray of impatiens (Busy Lizzie) to plant out. I found the compost they were in was full of little red ants all scrambling about when I disturbed them, I put the little plants In my flower tubs anyway and hope there won't be too much of a problem.
    Last year I had ants come in the house, I had to use ant gel . and sprayed all the edged outside walls round the house. They are such persistent little devils.
    I get them every year coming at the kitchen. A sign of spring.
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
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    When someone starts a new thread, they sometimes get a post like, "Try the search feature." But then when they do that and post to an old thread, they get posts like, “why drag up this old thread."
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
    --Malcolm X

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    School teacher observations. Awful things. I have one tomorrow morning and then ive gotta start updating my pupil tracking, planning for next week, checking my planning file is up to date (before its handed in on Friday), starting my reports, marking and filing work and planning for a joint teaching session with the literacy team. Grrrr. Mental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    School teacher observations. Awful things. I have one tomorrow morning and then ive gotta start updating my pupil tracking, planning for next week, checking my planning file is up to date (before its handed in on Friday), starting my reports, marking and filing work and planning for a joint teaching session with the literacy team. Grrrr. Mental.
    And it's over. Phew. No more till September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    School teacher observations. Awful things. I have one tomorrow morning and then ive gotta start updating my pupil tracking, planning for next week, checking my planning file is up to date (before its handed in on Friday), starting my reports, marking and filing work and planning for a joint teaching session with the literacy team. Grrrr. Mental.
    Teaching these days is exactly like the joke about the bride, mother, and various wedding planners, contractors, and subcontractors frenetically working out the wedding details. Bride gets a phone call, listens for a minute, then puts her hand over the transmitter and yells, "Mom? Are we having a groom?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    And it's over. Phew. No more till September.
    Hooray! That's one thing about teaching that I definitely do not miss.

    Enjoy your spring.
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Fumble fingers strikes again - just filled the sink for washing up, thought it was taking rather longer than usual, after I turned the tap off I noticed the water level was dropping, either I did not seat the plug properly or else dislodged it when I put the plates in.
    I'm like my avatar .................. a local ruin

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