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by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frying pan recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 3153

Re: Frying pan recommendations

I'm the cook in our house and have 7 cast iron pieces. I think I bought 3 of them new and the others I found at thrift stores or church yard sales. I do use them on my glass-top stove as well as my Weber Kettle. I guess folks give up on them or the heirs want no part of them. Also cherish my Americ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

You may remember me, I was in Madison for your first meeting a few years ago. I may be able to attend this session as I will be in town for my Grandson's birthday. If you want to talk a little about organization I'd be happy to bring some materials we use in the Twin Cities. You may have progressed...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2070
Views: 557878

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"My Journey at the Nuclear Brink" by William J. Perry (Stanford Security Studies, 2015). Memoir chronicling Perry's journey from Silicon Valley entrepreneur designing surveillance technology to track the Soviet's nuclear arsenal to undersecretary of R&D in the Defense Dept. during the ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frying pan recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 3153

Re: Frying pan recommendations

by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?
Replies: 90
Views: 10941

Re: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?

Not sure about stingy, but their package delivery on-time metrics are falling off in my book. I'm a Prime member and I paid an extra $20 on top of Prime for 1 day delivery of an auto part I needed. Since it was not delivered on the day promised, a Friday, I lost the entire weekend to use that item ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?
Replies: 90
Views: 10941

Re: Amazon Prime Getting Stingy?

About two months ago I ordered an item with 2-day Prime shipping. I really did need the item in two days. The Amazon screen said something like "Select 2-day shipping and receive item by Thursday." Thursday came and the item hadn't even shipped. I called Amazon customer service. I got some...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to purchase tea
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Where to purchase tea

Another Boglehead recommended to me Mountain Rose Herbs, and I enjoy their teas very much:
https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catalog/teas
The Ancient Forest and Assam teas are especially good.
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I have no idea if it is indeed a skirt/dress holder... But in my grandmothers kitchen, in rural America, in the seventies, there was one on either side of the kitchen sink. Screwed into the cabinet face. She hung "tea towels" or wash rags on them. We have a winner! A possibly re-purposed ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Take a break from the holiday madness to join the Madison, WI Bogleheads for investing discussion this... Saturday, December 10, 2016, Noon at Sprecher's That's Sprecher's Pub on the far west side at 1262 John Q. Hammons Dr. near Costco, west of the Beltline All topics are open for discussion. From ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

How about putting the purse and the skirt lifter together in an enclosed frame, then they're a "display picture," no dust, etc. That's a great idea. The reason I haven't put the purse in a frame is that the ornate metal frame on the purse and the big clip is silver and it tarnishes. It wo...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

WOW! Mystery solved indeed. Thank you CFM300! And Mouses and the other Bogleheads who've responded. It probably is indeed a clamp to hold up a woman's long skirt while biking. . . . Thanks all! This is great! I actually have a Victorian lady's bicycling purse hanging on a chatelaine on the wall. So...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

What does a Victorian Lady's bicycling purse look like? :confused RM The bicycling purse had a large clip on the top so that one could hang it from one's belt while cycling. As in... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Repousse-German-Silver-Cut-Steel-Beaded-Chatelaine-Purse-/192031833316?hash=item2c...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

Resembles a crudely made Victorian skirt lifter or dress holder. http://dandyhorsemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Skirt-Lifter-1_7_Early_SL_4.jpg http://dandyhorsemagazine.com/blog/2012/01/03/from-the-days-of-the-dandyhorse-the-skirt-lifter/ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/2e/4...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

Maybe a curtain ring clamp, something like the following, but with the wooden ring part missing? http://www.deltaangelgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/curtain-rings1-322x220.jpg Yeah! The piece seems heavy to have been screwed into a curtain ring but maybe it was used to fasten some sort of ind...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I considered drapery hardware too, but I had a hard time coming up with what purpose the hardware would serve. Since it was found in a closet I still think the mothball holder theory is the best. I was thinking a drapery tieback, but it is much more "industrial strength" than ones I've se...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I considered drapery hardware too, but I had a hard time coming up with what purpose the hardware would serve. Since it was found in a closet I still think the mothball holder theory is the best. I was thinking a drapery tieback, but it is much more "industrial strength" than ones I've se...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

The tapestry or quilt hanger theory is a good possibility. But aren't quilts and tapestry usually hung on rods or dowels so that they hang evenly? Also the eye screw is less than a 1/2 inch in length, not long enough to screw into a wall stud. You could screw it only into the wallboard. Anything tha...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

My suggestion is to take another photo of it but on a plain, white background without the ruler or any other objects included. Then post the pic on the web and search google for the pic and see what you come up with. I tried right-clicking on the one you posted to search google images but it came u...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

Re: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

I might vote for a "mothball holder". Now that is a very good possibility! You'd screw this to a closet wall or door jam, insert a mothball between the clamps, tighten it. The clamshell clamps look to be just the right size to hold a mothball. I did Google "antique mothball holder&qu...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?
Replies: 61
Views: 6544

What IS this? Salad tongs for elves?

This object was found in our house when we moved here years ago. I believe it was originally found on a shelf in the circuit closet in the garage. It seems to keep resurfacing in drawers, toolboxes, etc. We have not been able to figure out what it is. It has an eye screw which looks like it was perm...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Have Experience With Filing Complaint With FDA?
Replies: 22
Views: 2738

Re: Anyone Have Experience With Filing Complaint With FDA?

You might file a complaint with the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/FileConsumerComplaint.aspx Sometimes they follow up and take action, sometimes not. My understanding is that F&S does not buy pet meds directly from p...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Prime Pantry
Replies: 23
Views: 2514

Re: Amazon Prime Pantry

As a Prime subscriber I occasionally get a $5.99 Prime Pantry credit. I pair that with the monthly code for free shipping if you buy five items from a selected list. I make a game of it and see how much food I can get for under $10. Otherwise I haven't found much purpose for Prime Pantry as it's mos...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder: today (Saturday, Oct. 8) is our bi-monthly meet-up at Sprecher's Pub on John Q Hammond Drive, on the far west side near Costco. Join us at noon for lunch, fun, and conversation with lots of great Madison Bogleheads. See you there! Remember: the Madison Bogleheads meet the second Saturday...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I didn't realize there was a regular Bogleheads meetup in Madison! I will try to make it on Saturday! You won't be disappointed. We have a good group of people and meet-ups are always lots of fun. If you'd like to be added to our Google Group and receive e-mails about upcoming meetings drop me a PM...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Don't forget Madisonites: next Saturday, Oct. 8, is our bi-monthly meet-up at Sprecher's Pub on John Q Hammond Drive, on the far west side near Costco. Join us at noon for lunch, fun, and conversation with lots of great Madison Bogleheads. See you there! Remember: the Madison Bogleheads meet the sec...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying house near church
Replies: 68
Views: 6001

Re: Buying house near church

There are three churches in our neighborhood. All different denominations. They're busy places. Every day of the week. They all run day care centers, bible schools, some kindergarten classes. They all have evening events. They also rent out their school rooms/halls to other organizations for regular...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Eyeglasses Problem - how to fix? Any Opticians Out There?
Replies: 24
Views: 2196

Re: Eyeglasses Problem - how to fix?

The fact that the optician didn't ask you what type of lenses you wanted and simply ordered for you progressive, polycarbonate is incompetence. They are supposed to carefully go through each lens option and explain the choices to you. Sounds like this tech was too lazy to do that. In my many years o...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Where to report IRS impersonation scams
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Where to report IRS impersonation scams

From our local news: "Sheriff Gets Fake IRS Call, Gets Scammer to Confess" http://www.channel3000.com/news/Sheriff-gets-fake-IRS-call-gets-scammer-to-confess/39531198 But it doesn't sound like he bothered to report the fake IRS call to anyone. Nor did he recommend that those who receive th...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Don't forget, tomorrow is the August meeting of the Madison (WI) Bogleheads. Noon on Saturday at Sprecher's Pub at 1262 John Q Hammons Dr. on Madison's far west side near Costco's. Join us for good conversation, good food, good times. See you there!
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Join the Madison Bogleheads this Saturday, Aug. 13, for our late summer meeting. Bring your friends and family. Bring your investing questions too. Others are sure to be able to provide good advice. Good conversation, good food. Noon at Sprecher's Pub on John Q Hammond Dr. on the far west side near ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I flip my neighbor's house to save the neighborhood?
Replies: 72
Views: 7291

Re: Should I flip my neighbor's house to save the neighborhood?

As someone else aptly said: Danger Will Robinson, Danger! House flippers are extremely competitive and aggressive when it comes to nosing out properties to flip. If one hasn't grabbed the property by now there are good reasons why. My mom owns a house in a very desirable area with the sort of mid-ce...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

dennisswal wrote:What time is the August meeting? It will be my 1st time. Long term follower of the forum.


We always meet at noon, second Saturday every other month, at Sprecher's on John Q Hammond Drive on the far west side near Costco.
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I am a long time follower of the Boglehead forum. I just never noticed this part of the forum. I would like to take part in the Madison group if that's possible. Thanks! Hi, Dennis. Send me a private message with an e-mail address you'd like to use to receive notices about meetings and I'll add you...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Less than 24 hour delivery with Amazon & on Sunday
Replies: 41
Views: 2909

Re: Less than 24 hour delivery with Amazon & on Sunday

We have a large mailbox at the end of our driveway that we expect packages to be delivered into, and a larger cobblestone "landing" underneath for packages that don't fit. UPS and USPS have mostly figured this out, but the Amazon delivery guy rings our doorbell. One time, my scary looking...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone else make things for their own use?
Replies: 42
Views: 3991

Re: Anyone else make things for their own use?

We build our own computers.

Thanks to Bogleheads we now make our own pizza. :D
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Experience with AT&T U-verse?
Replies: 19
Views: 1679

Re: Experience with AT&T U-verse?

We just had a long power outage due to a storm. The backup battery in our AT&T U-verse modem started dying about eight hours into the outage. That meant that whenever we picked up the phone we got a message from the modem that it was about to die unless it was recharged soon, and with it our pho...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many of you have cut cord?
Replies: 172
Views: 13405

Re: How many of you have cut cord?

Took the television to hazardous waste several years ago. The plan was to watch via the web, but I don't even do that. When I am a trapped audience, such as in a waiting room, it makes my head hurt to listen to the garbage idiocy. I suspect the country would be in much better shape if television we...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: donate car to charity?
Replies: 21
Views: 1608

Re: donate car to charity?

My only advice is that if you want to be rid of the car it might be more financially advantageous to sell it to a scrap metal dealer. You might get a few hundred bucks that way. I donated a beater car to charity that I didn't want to inflict on anyone. The Blue Book value was $500 and that was the m...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 20788

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

If you're in Wisconsin this weekend consider joining the Madison Bogleheads for our bi-monthly meeting, Saturday, June 11, noon at Sprecher's Pub on John Q Hammond Drive on the far west side. A great group of people sharing great advice, plus beer and burgers. Newbies and newcomers always welcome. I...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon May 23, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pet care if you are older or can't care for them?
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Pet care if you are older or can't care for them?

If you are in a position to volunteer with a rescue specific to your pets, such as labrador, golden retriever, etc., doing so will give you some contacts that may later prove to be helpful. I have a number of friendships developed from my volunteering. While having someone to help me was not the re...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri May 13, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Best Reader Sunglasses
Replies: 20
Views: 1270

Re: The Best Reader Sunglasses

And Clark Howard, here, says even $1 sunglasses protect your eyes the same as expensive ones. Is this true? Hard to believe, actually. http://www.clarkhoward.com/paying-too-much-for-sunglasses It would be worthwhile to find out if the UV blocking in cheap sunglasses is as effective as that in sungl...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri May 13, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Best Reader Sunglasses
Replies: 20
Views: 1270

Re: The Best Reader Sunglasses

I bought several pair of reading sunglasses--with the reading lens on the bottom, clear on the top--from this little business Boomers In the Know (http://www.boomersintheknow.com/). They were cheap enough that I keep a pair in the car, my purse, office, etc. I had planned on getting a pair of prescr...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu May 05, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?

When you mention compacting fill.... Around our house where the fence gate is located there's lots of highly sandy soil filled with teeny tiny gravel. Is this what you mean by compacting fill? It probably won't make good fill. If the gravel is rounded, it won't pack well. You want crushed gravel th...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu May 05, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments and advice! I've been forwarding them on to my husband and he is grateful for all the advice offered. This cedar rail fence is a very low fence circling our yard and running mostly through gardens. Don't think it would be possible to replace the post...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu May 05, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?

Somebody mentioned "pressure treated cedar"? never heard of that. Normally pressure treated lumber is pine or doug fir, and the stuff rated for ground contact can last 25+ years in dirt. There is a lot variation in cedar and it might last only 5 years or as long as 15-20 depending on the ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu May 05, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?

If you just have a handful of posts to install, I would avoid using concrete. Yeah it's easy and quick, but after a few years of freeze/thaw cycles, you have a wobbly post in the ground with concrete on the end of it. Also, it is a royal pain to replace a post if one should rot on you. We always se...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu May 05, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?

Concrete is the most rigid mounting and is what fence companies usually do for gate posts, but it also causes the post to rot the fastest because the concrete basically forms a bathtub around the post holding water in the wood. This has been my experience as well. Rot resistance posts placed direct...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed May 04, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?

FWIW: I put up a fence in the late 80's. I had no experience when I built it, but read up on it. This is what I did: Hole was 6 inches deeper than the bottom of the post. Gravel at the bottom of the hole (6 inches), plus a little more (couple inches) around the side after the post was in the hole. ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed May 04, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Fence Building: Soaking cedar fence posts in preservative?

Any fence builders here? Here's a question from my better half about planting posts: He's re-doing a section of our cedar rail fence. He built the fence and planted the posts years ago, and for years helped his granddad build fences on the farm. For the most part farmers would simply plant posts in ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cooking Meat/Fish/Poultry Indoors?
Replies: 32
Views: 2332

Re: Cooking Meat/Fish/Poultry Indoors?

Maybe I should just get a wok! LOL Good heavens, no! Have you any idea what a fire hazard those can be! A little sesame oil and some bok choy and the whole thing can go up in flames! I am joking, just joking people. :beer Boglehead wok: old cast iron frying pan with badly warped bottom. That is som...

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