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We visit an organic farm where they compost humanure from the visitors (it goes on lawns not farm fields).It does use a fairly large amount of sawdust.   I don't think it will work in a city - you need a fairly huge compost pile to get the temperature right for safety, AND a field you can apply it to that your kids won't be playing on.   If your neighbors find out about the humanure pile.... well, you will be getting some knocks on your door, from officials of...
Here is an article from Canada. The weatherstripping I placed was at location "C" in the diagram. I used thin strips of closed-cell foam. http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/windows-doors/weatherstripping.cfm?attr=4   Here is an even better illustration:   Removeable (putty) weatherstripping is also available at Lowes/Home Depot. If you can still feel a draft after you install the weatherstripping, go with the putty. :-)   One more very important...
More questions: Does a treated heartworm problem affect the lifespan of a dog? With a standard poodle, should we have x-rays done to check for hip displasia?
We have a pet-free household right now and boys 8 and 13months. We are looking for a very calm adult dog to be a companion (especially to DS, 8) A somewhat local rescue has a standard poodle available.   "H is a 3 yr old male chocolate standard poodle. He weighs in at about 60 lbs, and gets along great with other dogs, and kids, too. He lives with 4 children now. H is a nice boy who will make some lucky person a great family pet. He is neutered, has all his shots, HW...
If you have a sealed combustion furnace, it can't create negative pressure, assuming it is installed properly. "Other friends have suggested that the new forced air furnace (located in the same utility closet, with louvered closet doors) could be "sucking up all the air", so that a negative pressure is created in the room, and the hot water heater isn't getting enough air."   Have you called the manufacturer to find out what the expected exhaust gas composition is?...
Have you asked the cops for some slow drive-bys of the problem house?   Since just one house in the neighborhood is a problem, how about investing in some security cameras on all sides of that house? (filming anything which takes place in public should be 100% legal) In addition to "real" cameras, you can get some fake ones too for extra "surveilance."   It will be really hard for them to sell drugs if the customers find out they are all on camera and someone is...
Talk with your husband and decide on some boundaries. "Holiday cards only" sounds like a good level of contact. Your husband can visit FIL in the other country, IF he wants to. If FIL asks to see your child, offer  a public place, for a half hour, IF he is sober (think McDonald's). Obviously FIL would come to you, not the other way around.   With a long term alcoholic, there could be massive brain damage... or it could be just an awful personality. Either way, he is...
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We have the same older Pellas. Installing weatherstripping was very effective in cutting down drafts. Hardware store will have everything you need. After that, install plastic OR cordless cellular blinds.... we have done the latter.
Free classes are through the WANTO Program - Funded by a fed. gov. grant to PA Women Work (a Pittsburg-based organization) Classes are held in Erie, Pittsburg, and York PA. In York PA, classes start January 10! Classes run Monday-thurs, for 4 weeks. career development 9am -2:30pm (same class as the New Choices New Options program) plus construction math and physical training 2:30 to 4:30pm on some days of the week. Followed by: 6-8 weeks evening 6-9pm 2 nights...
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