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Emergency Preparedness Refresher

Heather says This is my dad’s neighborhood. No one got hurt, but it took me a couple of days to finally reach him to hear this first hand. The cell towers near their home were damaged and without power and only cordless phones, I couldn’t reach them via their landline. They are able to stay in…

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It’s Time Again for Hurricane 101

Heather says: June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season. For those of us on the East and Gulf Coasts, we know this means anxious meteorologists glorifying every thunderstorm that appears in the oceans. Although the public tends to become jaded with media saturation, there is no reason to get caught with your pants down.…

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Help! The Laundry Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Dear Home-Ec 101, I followed all of the advice in your how to deal with stubborn body odor in laundry article and my clothes still stink. There’s sort of a rotten egg odor and nothing I do gets rid of it. How do I get rid of this sulfur smell in my laundry? Signed, Sick of…

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Home Ec 101 Hits Home

Heather says Does anyone remember the movie The Money Pit? I now watch this with a knowing chuckle. Many of you know that I moved into what I refer to as the “fixer-upper” back in October. As there are some truly awful people out on the interwebz I was not very open about the exact…

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There’s A[n Unwelcome] Party In My Plants

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a dilemma in that I looked up the tiny flies that are strolling around my plant soil. I found that they are called fungus flies and live on the decaying soil matter. I’ve sprayed the soil with Home Defense both bug spray and soapy water (nope), put a dish of…

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