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Cincinnati Computer Recycling handles all kinds of electronics in an environmentally responsible manner. If you have computers or other electronic devices that you want recycled, and you're in southwest Ohio, these are the folks you should call.
I recently proposed to my lady love, and I did a pretty good job of it, if I do say so myself. But the way that Sid Ceaser (the photographer, not the TV comedian) proposed to his Sara will blow you away.
Everybody loves saving money around the house. This Old House has fifty ways to do just that.
1. Shorten your dryer-vent hose. First, disconnect it and vacuum it out. Then trim the hose length so that it's just long enough for you to pull the dryer a few feet out from the wall. A short and unobstructed line makes your dryer run more efficiently.
Savings: $25 a year on electric, gas, or propane.
Bonus: Your clothes will dry about 20 percent faster.
2. Borrow specialized tools—gas-powered post-hole diggers and table-mounted routers—from a DIYer in your area for a small fee. Go to Zilok for far better deals than rental retailers offer.
Cost: $1 to $100 per day.
Savings: $50 or more for the same tool at a rental center.
Bonus: Getting to know fellow renovators in your neighborhood with whom you can swap tips.
3. Close closet doors to lower the square footage you're heating (and cooling). Shuttering closets along exterior walls also helps to insulate the house.
Cost: Zilch—although it may take a few minutes for your clothes to reach room temperature before you put them on.
Savings: About $50 per year off your energy bills.
Bonus: You and your guests won't see closet clutter.
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Cincinnati, OH is accepting computers and televisions for recycling for the next six months.
Kids love dinosaurs… but when a life-size, exceptionally realistic juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex puppet visits a school in Sydney, Australia, some of the kids probably wondered if dinosaurs aren't better enjoyed from about 65 million years away…
I baked it for a little less than an hour, until it came up to 210 degrees on my instant-read thermometer. Right now, it's cooling on a wire rack. It's kind of a funny shape, but for my first ever loaf of bread, I'm pretty pleased with it.
If anyone out there is an expert bread baker, I'd love any tips, tricks or hints, because I'm definitely going to try this again.
And if anyone out there is an expert in convincing other people to make breakfast sandwiches for them, post those tips in the comments, as well.