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Mary Jayne

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  1. Joe, does that mean that all used CD and DVD stores are violating the law? I mean they are actually making a profit on sales. According to the RIAA it is actually illegal to take your own CD and upload it to your IPod. It is also illegal to download a song to your PC from the net that you paid for and then load it to your IPod. Has anyone ever loaned you a CD and you made a copy? Well then you would be in violation of the law. Right now I am looking at 75 Christmas CDs so do not think I need to worry about downloading a song for a dollar. However, I would be willing to donate money to the starving rock band fund. I am sure Paul McCartney, Faith Hill, etc. are worried about where their next meal is coming from.
  2. Wow Ga Mini was great. Thanks Michelle and Kevin. You were fantastic hosts. It was a really really great weekend...starting with Friday Night, thanks Annalisa for that. Anyone having a mini...I suggest you try to rope Bill Learning into helping. The man is a natural at keeping things running smoothly. Yes Bill we all noticed and thanks. The presenters were all very informative...and you can tell took the time to plan out their presentations. Also everyone of them had a great sense of humor. Just a shame one of the most talented among us is history here. So many friendly faces...everyone with a smile...oh that southern hospitality was showing. Love y'alls accents. Jen: Really if you were putting a face on me, couldn't you have given me like Jennifer Annistons...hey sweetie, it was nice to put a face on you too.
  3. lkcubsrule wrote: Excuse me but I beg to differ....some of their storesdocarry lights (our store here this year had net lights, globe lights, some novelty lights, ledsand some walkway lights beside the regularones)....trees, wreathsand some other outdoor things for the holidays (not blow molds though)...and they also carry extension cordsat that time.Prices are higher to begin withbut right before Christmas and after, prices can go anywhere from 50-75% off...and you wouldn't believe some ofthebig burly men I have had to push out of the way to get a bargain. These sharp elbows of mine do come in handy. Actually they also carry lights for all the holidays. Got my 1st set of pumpkin walk way lights from there, years ago...and right now they have some shamrocks out for St. Pats Day. Oh and if you need fabric to fix an inflatable...this would be the place to get it. And if you have trouble finding easels for mini trees...you can order them from their web site. Sure you might want to avoid the place off season...but around the time when things startcoming out on the shelves...might be worth a trip in to see if anything is of interest to you...especially if it is a superstore.
  4. jeffostroff wrote: Ok let me say I do use CFLs...and while I agree with this not heating up the house as much...well sure it works here in the summer...and probably great for you people who live in places that are warm year round. Right now though it is cold outside here and in order to save on the gas part of the bill...the thermostat has been kept lower in the past couple of years and is programmed to drop downeven more-so at night. So I sit here under a ceiling fan...which of course is not running cause I don't care what they say about itcirculating warm air....just feelscolder to me...with a light fixture that has 4 CFLs in it andwhat I wouldn't give for it to be giving off a little extraheat.
  5. thyno z wrote: Yeah cause you know on us old people eyesight is the first thing to go.
  6. OOPS...it would appear that this thread has been completely hijacked. Sorry but when someone says something about 50+ being old...kind of gets to this old gal. So sorry peeps....now what was thisthread originally about...I forgot (senior moment)...oh yes...LEDs and the savings off electric bills.
  7. thyno z wrote: Actually Thyno,that remark is very funny.
  8. I think I should be able to run circles aroundJack...especially since I have seenthe way you have put him to work...poor little thing. A screen cleaner for computers. http://www.garyrip.com/screenclean.swf
  9. ChuckHutchings wrote: When exactly is the next FL mini...might have to fly back down...it appears I have a little unfinished business. Oh your best day Mr. Hutchings...I can run circles around you and your little dog too. AND BY THE WAY....I understand AARPhas your name on their list.
  10. thyno z wrote: Oh hey we can talk about the old days...I remember duck and cover...yeah the little schooldesk was going to keep us safe. You however did forget onebig event that these youngwhippersnappersshould remember...Y2K.
  11. Well then since I am over average...guess I should just get out the old rocking chair. Thyno want to join me on the porch?
  12. ChuckHutchings wrote: And you are saying that certain age is over 50...hmmm...there are a few of us over 50s here who would beg to differ with your opinion of at what age one sticks their head in the sand.
  13. Joseph Ayo wrote: I know what you meant...I am not a complete moron. The problem I am having is that it was all opinion and no fact. People (like me)using LEDs are using themfora few reasons and one is that they want to save on electric...which is what started this thread...and some are concerned abouttheir personal effect on the environment. We realize thecost, over years...is what will equal the savings andif we don't get x amount ofyears out of LEDs, then the savings aren't there. So you putyour ideas out there as food for thought...which in a way is good as people get talking about this...but everyone has opinions...sometimes we need a few facts in with those opinions. So does it cost more to produce the LEDs overincandescents...right now...youare saying you don't know...so how is that helping me...it isn't.It is just another thing to figure into the LED equation and that just makes me want to bang my head against the wall.
  14. Joseph Ayo wrote: You are not sure, you suspect, might possibly...in other words this is all your own opinion (once again)and nothing actually factual. Instead of giving us your ideas Joe, why don't you do a little research and seeif you can find out the truth for us.
  15. Scot, Nice looking van, thanks for posting pics of it. Gladto see you are back in the drivers seat. My family also names their cars...my Dadalways called all of his cars Betsy...never knew why. My car right now is called the green blur.
  16. Well finally found areason to get rid of the change in the jar. What a group of nice people...gives one a warm fuzzy feeling.
  17. Hey Peggy, It is soooooonice when the neighbors thank you. One neighbor of mine stopped and handed the neighbor next to me and myself...scratch off lotto tickets as a thank you. Wow what a nice gesture...and no I didn't win anything but was the thought and the fact that they liked the lights. It just makes you feel good, especially during take down time...which is not much fun and kind of sad knowing that we are going back to the darkness of winter nights.
  18. I started withusing orangeLEDs for Halloween...this was the 3rd year for them. Color is still bright and like they were brand new. The ones I have from Christmas that same year...were just bare LEDs...they didn't show up much then...still don't show up much but the colors are still true to what they were. Leds from Christmas Last year and the year before...still look great colorwise...including the blue. The only things I have found with color...is the whites lookingblueish(haven't seen the warm whites) especially when mixed with clear minis. But as to fading...no Ihave not had a problem with that.
  19. Only her hairdresser knows for sure. Thanks for the info on the lights...especially the clear/white...because all of my LED whites do look shadedblue next to clear minis. I will say though that for inside the front picture window...thewhite LEDs with their blue tonegive a nice backlight to my display.
  20. oops...triple post...don't know how that happened
  21. Well we get cold here and did have a lot of wind last year...though snow seemed to pretty much leave us alone last year...and that is why I use the oil on the back of the suction cups to help them stay in place....push firmly...actually have to pull themto take them off as it does make a nice seal...and because of the weatherthat is also why I use lots of suction cups. Learned a lesson on here...that you always use more than you think you need...like with hanging lights on gutters...always use more of the plastichooks. The suction cups I am referring to are small ones that the wires or lightsjust hook into, not the ones with an openhook. Now because of the cold...tapes don't do well here either...though I did have some luck with packing tape and it is invisible. Though hate having to get the sticky stuff off after the holidays. I have shutters and windows on my shed...and I just draped the lights around andbehind the shutters and usetwist ties to hold in place (though my shutters are different than those pictured)...since I am not supposed to put any nails, screws, or staples in anything...and then once again used suction cups on the windows. Not once did I have to go out and fix them. I think what you have to do is try things out for your area and see how they work. Go into the stores and see what is out in your area. You might find something that will work for you there. Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error before you find what works for you.
  22. Ok so that is like my picture window...large in center...two side windows...only mine is framed in brick. Sois you don't want to nail, screw, staple or install anything,the small suction cups for lights would work, cost is cheap...bunch of them in a pack...look for themaround where lights are sold...they don't show up as they are clear and verysmall...if you place them right...you will get a straight line, if that matters to you. or like someone else suggested...put them up on the inside...unless like me you have marble windowsills and can't nail,screw, staple anything to those either. Also if you want to put something in the center like a wreath...suction cups come in large for them and they also come with a magnet that goes on each side of the glass.
  23. I am alsoin a brick house withaluminum windows...andthere is avery little edge there to work with. Also can use no nails, staples, or screws. So over the years Ihavetried different things.Here are some suggestions that might work for you. SuctionCups on the windows....yes they will hold the stings but they will not be rightagainst the ledge due to window frame.I try to get the lights as close as possible to the ledge.They do make really small suctions cups for this purpose and use plenty of them. Use a tiny bit of oil on the suction cups...I usually just spray a little Pam on a paper toweland wipe it around...this will help hold the suction cups in place for the whole season especially in the colder weather. Spring Tension Rods...measure them in place on the windows, tight as possible...pull them down and wrap your lights around them. Then just put them back up. Depending on how many lights you use...you may or may not still see the rod in the daytime.If this bothers you and you want tocover the rods for a nicer look...wrap some garland around them. Also make sure you have the lights toward the front...and/or sides...so when you put the rod back in place you can put it up closeto the window.The cheap ones at Wal-Mart work just fine for this. You can also make frames (wood, pvc, whatever)that hold them in place and tuck right inside the window...there is a place that sells frames for putting lights inwindows...sorry I can't rememberwho it is.If you search around on here you can probably find it and also some other info on this subject. If you look in placeslikeHome Depot, right in with the Christmas Lights, you can usuallyfindsome kind of sticky back things that you can use. Oneyear I used the ones with the Velcro that you hook your lights into the one side...and the other sidegets stuck on your window, brick,siding.Now they did work...but were a pain to get off after the holidays. So I watch out for anything that is sticky back anymore...too coldat that time of year...taking stuff down...to be worried about getting off something that is stuck to the window or brick.
  24. I cut them off because when all is said and done...theywill be the thing that catch my eye in the display....especially the silver ones. Oh but as to cutting...since I sew...have found my seam ripper is a great way to get those tags off.
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