Mudcat Café message #4070487 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4070487
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
02-Sep-20 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I have weeded out most of my halogen lamps also, but I have a favorite kind of banker's lamp that I keep going. They make LCD replacement bulbs for halogen fixtures but they don't have the clout in lumens of the bug-burning scorched-dust smelling halogen. And they're very expensive. My dusk-to-dawn motion-sensor porch light uses them and I bought some online recently that are crap. The porcelain bases on each end crumble after little use. I won't buy those again and I wrote a scathing review on Amazon. (And this is why I always read the bad reviews first.)

Last night I decided to remedy problem of sluggish sewing machines with an hour spent with a small brush (originally the stiff nylon bristles of an old typewriter eraser pencil) and the sewing machine oil bottle. It has been six months since the last tune up; they're like a hot knife through butter now. It's rewarding how good maintenance can keep a machine running. ;-) There was quite a buildup of lint inside the bobbin casing areas after six months of mask making.

Now to make the appointment for the Nissan update. I discussed this with my daughter and concur with her approach to car maintenance: she had her oil changed last week and the shop owner didn't wear a mask (county ordinance says we all should). So when she got back in the car she disinfected the steering wheel, starter button, etc., and then, while still wearing her mask drove for several miles with the windows open to blow out any remaining germs in the air.

We had a heavy rain overnight and several days more are in the forecast. The heat wave appears to have broken. I must start mowing the lawn again. And now the air conditioner is running to pull the moisture, not the heat out of the air.