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Marilee J. Layman

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06:02 pm: Re-ripping
Well, I'm re-ripping almost half of my CDs. I have a 8G thumbdrive that doesn't work on the old computer but I have more than 5G of music, which I was ripping to another thumbdrive on the old computer, so last night I thought I was moving the later items from the 5G to the 8G via the new computer. Somehow I managed to overwrite the first batch. My fingers shake a lot and I probably moved something to the wrong place. I don't want to install the trackball yet because I haven't put on the OS I want yet. I'll have to move these earlier in the day when I'm more stable. And to add to the annoyance, I have the actual CDs filed by first letter of band/last name of artist and the thumbdrives have them filed by first letter of artist/band name.

I got all the ends worked into the new cat blankie on Wednesday, but only a quarter of the way through the edging last night. I have to hold a glob of crochet fabric in my hand and it cramped at that point, so I've got a few more days to go.

I had a massive ant trail coming in from the porch today and had to use the spray. I don't like doing that because of the cats (although they've stayed away), so I'm watching them. I'll have to go wipe them up and wash carefully soon.

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From:capemaynuts
Date:June 19th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
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If you are worried about bug spray and the cats, you could try what I do. First wash the area they were marching across with lemon juice then where ever they are coming in, pour a thick line of salt across the entrance. Ants follow a scent trail. The lemon juice cuts the smell and the salt acts as a natural barrier. Neither one is harmful to cats, but ants don't like it. Its not fool proof, but if you are the least bit worried abut the cats, its way safer then toxic bug spray.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 21st, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Ida! My other problem last night was how to get the dead ants out because they wouldn't come up with wet or dry towels or paper towels and you can't vacuum laminate and then I realized I could use the broom & dustpan I use to put the kicked litter back into the pan, and then wash it really well. This morning, there were a couple ants, but I stomped them and moved the little packet thing closer to where they were coming in, and tonight there aren't any more. I easily had hundreds yesterday, parts of the sliding door frame were completely black/brown.
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From:serge_lj
Date:June 20th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 21st, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
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The old computer doesn't watch video, but I'll try to remember to look at it when I have the new computer up!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 20th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
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To get rid of the ant pheromone trail, you can also just draw chalk lines over it. The closer to where they come in the better, cause then they will go forage somewhere else. And no spray for the cats!
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 21st, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure about chalk on the laminate, but I'll keep that in mind!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 22nd, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you have your ant problem under control by now. I read about salt, too, and the next time I have a problem I'll try that. Hope yours stay away now,
Doris
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