Pricey Heloise: I’m a senior citizen residing alone in northern Indiana. Proper now we’re in the course of a snowstorm. As a precaution, if I completely should exit on these chilly days, I at all times be sure that I’ve a home key in my coat pocket. You by no means know when a lock would possibly unintentionally be turned on the best way out the door. The outcomes could be deadly. Handle your self. — Michael Noll, through e mail
SCANNING OF OLD PICTURES
Pricey Heloise: The reader from Kentucky has the suitable concept about scanning previous pictures. I took as many elderly household pictures as I might discover – the earliest being a photograph of my nice grandmother who died in 1902 – dated them as greatest I might, printed them on album pages created from photograph paper and made a memorial album for every of my two grandchildren . In fact, I even have all of the pictures and facsimile pages on my pc. – Ellen, through e mail
APPLE BUTTER FOR PILLS
Pricey Heloise: I learn your column day by day within the Lima Information. There was a letter just lately from Pat Reeder about swallowing massive capsules. My dad additionally had massive capsules to take and we used apple butter. If applesauce does not agree, attempt apple butter as a substitute. It at all times labored! — Liz, in Ohio
WIRELESS CAR UNLOCKING
Pricey Heloise: My sister and I’ve wi-fi automotive locks, and so they embrace a automotive key in it. On one edge you will notice a rectangle, on the rectangle a dot, the strain of the string and a T form. Push the dot, then the opposite aspect, pull up the sting, and there is the important thing! — Joyce Maurer, Studying, Pennsylvania
STORAGE OF OLIVE OIL
Pricey Heloise: Olive oil can go rancid if not saved correctly or utilized in a well timed method.
It’s cheaper to purchase a big bottle which is able to hold within the fridge till wanted. When eliminated to be used, the cap stays on till the oil returns to liquid type at room temperature. This prevents condensation from forming contained in the bottle. I’ve by no means had a foul one amongst the years I have been doing this. I hold small quantities out for day by day use. — ST
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