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  1. Iggy

    Is this valve open or closed?

    You are welcome @Sunday21. My home is a 1993 double wide manufactured. ALL of the water pipes were of that crappy blue tubing. In March of 2011, 4 months after we moved in, we had the piping changed out in the two bathroom toilets, the master bathroom sink and the kitchen sink. In 2012 we had to have the hall way bathroom sink water lines changed out when the cold water valve sheared off and flooded the bathroom and over half of the carpeted hallway. In 2016 our landowner [he owns the lot we rent and he supplies us with our water] refused to turn on the outdoor water taps. No way was I going to haul water from the bathroom out to the $350.00+ worth of flowers and vegetables I had just purchased and planted, so we hired a company to come out and put in outdoor taps coming off of our main water coming into the house. When the guy got under there he told us that over half of the water pipes were CPVC and the rest the crappy blue tubing. He didn't have to recommend us removing the blue tubing. Now the entire water lines are CPVC. AND they are all insulated with foam noodles rated for zero degree weather, along with removing all of the tubing in the rest of the house to CPVC.. To do all of this it cost us over $1500.00 ~ but it was WELL worth it. At the plumbers suggestion, we have our Easy Access (my label) Shut Off Valve to the outside taps right next to our hot water heater that is housed between the laundry room and kitchen.
  2. Iggy

    Is this valve open or closed?

    It is a ball valve and it is closed. Open would be the handle following the flow of whatever it is containing. That blue tubing looks like what was used in Manufactured homes for water.
  3. Iggy

    Bogus collections claim. Thoughts?

    What has probably happened is this company bought a bad debt for cents on the dollars. Now that they have found you, they will hound you for the full payment, thus making a profit. Doesn't matter that you don't owe the money. If they get you rattled enough to give out even more information then they are several steps ahead of you. A few years after my second marriage I was contacted by a collection agency trying to collect on a debt of my 1st husbands. I gave them his address and the name of his sister that he was living with. Two months later I get yet another call by yet another collection agency. I told them to cease and desist, it wasn't my debt. Then the last call was from an entirely different collection company. I told them it seemed to me they were dumber than a can of night crawlers buying up a bad debt. New Hubby went to an Attorney he knew and was told to tell the next collection agency to send their request to: attorneys address. and he would take care of it. Never heard from any of them again. Do Not Call Them! Next time they call, hang up. If they do send you any paper work take it to an attorney - let him/her deal with it.
  4. Iggy

    Bogus collections claim. Thoughts?

    Seems to me you don't HAVE to do anything. I would have told them to send ME a letter requesting payment, including their proof that I actually owe them. Like a True Copy of the contract that shows my Wet Signature. Then before you make any payment, get yourself to a lawyer to have their *Proof* verified.
  5. In the letter sent to me Dated Aug 16, 2019 From Priesthood and Family Department Subject Children and Youth Protection Training. The next to last paragraph states: Stake presidents and bishops are responsible to ensure that, as needed, help and resources are available for members to access and complete the training. My Bishopric added in the email that Members in these positions who do not have or use computers will be assisted by their leaders to take the course at the church. Over the pulpit the Bishop announced this, and asked that ALL adults take and complete this training. According to my husband [SS President] in the Ward Council, the Bishop requested that all in attendance ensure that those they have stewardship over take and complete this training. Husband asked that I take it also - even though my calling is not included - - T&FHC - - there could be times when I am instructing the youth. So, I will take it within the next couple of days.
  6. Iggy

    Great & Wonderful Events

    Happy, Happy Dance too!
  7. Iggy

    Great & Wonderful Events

    Our Ward is in the Eugene Oregon Mission area. We were told today that the founding Branch members met in members homes, then in the Meetinghouse. The Meetinghouse has been added on to three times. Today, our Stake President told us that we are destined to become a Stake. Oh how I wish I will live long enough to see that Birth.
  8. Iggy

    Great & Wonderful Events

    I knew two weeks in advance it was coming - but Husband was told to keep it quiet, so I kept it quiet, somewhat. I sent out cards to 12 sisters who were very active in the branch at it's onset but were now widowed and inactive. In the card I wrote: Husband and I are extending a personal invitation to you to attend the Branch Conference on the 28th of July 2019, starting at 10 AM. Great things will be announced ~ Great changes are coming. Please come and see, hear and experience these wonderful and exciting changes with us. Nearly half did attend. It was a happy, tearful Sacrament today. There are times like these when I wish it was allowed for us, the congregation, to stand and exclaim Hallelujah Lord! Even the naming of our Bishop and his two counselors were perfect and TOTALLY God inspired. The second counselor is a 2.5 year convert and oh, so strong in the faith man. Husband had him as his Sunday School 2nd Counselor and I worked close with him as we cleaned up and organized the total chaos of the library. The 1st Counselor is a multigenerational LDS member, Oregon State Trooper, young family man (wife is daughter of Branch Pioneers) and his two young Primary age sons clapped their hands and exclaimed: Good Job Daddy! Our Bishop has only been here in the Branch for less than a year. Husband and I wonder if he and his wife were sent here with the intent to become our Bishop? They are new to our Stake as well. Makes me feel like the Lord has been working wonders for our growing Branch to become a Ward. Husband and I both feel especially blessed. A month ago the Stake announced the formation of a new Branch, the Central Oregon YSA Branch. This comprises the young single adults from three stakes here along the Oregon coast, and will be meeting in our meetinghouse! We are right at the center of it all after all. They are still so new that they only have a Branch President, a RS President and three YSA Advisors. We haven't yet stayed for their Sacrament to see how many members are attending. I feel so fortunate and blessed to be active in this LDS church and to experience these two "Births". This is such a new and Wondrous experience for me.
  9. Today I experienced the birth of a new Ward. My branch became a Ward - Yeah ~ "claps hands & does the Happy, Happy Dance"
  10. Our Stake Patriarch gave a talk three Sundays ago - his wife was to be there too, but she was sick so she gave him her talk with instructions to NOT deviate from it. What a joy they both are. For our 5th Sunday we were supposed to be learning about Member Missionary Work. Problem was our Branch Mission Leader is on vacation, our Branch President is still on vacation, our Sister Missionaries hadn't a clue what was to be taught other than they were to go to the next page of the power point presentation that the Mission Leader took with him, and the Branch Counselors didn't have clues either. Our assigned High Priest was NOT impressed with the Branch Presidencies lack of organization. The Counselors didn't want the substitute GD teacher to teach next Sunday's lesson either, so the adults with no children in Primary or the YM (all of our YW are now SYA and are in their own Branch) left to go home early. Hubby and I went out to breakfast. When we got home, we watched the video that was really supposed to be shown, well the first 45 minutes of it. Hubby's legs hurt him, my neuropathy was in HIGH GEAR, thus neither of us could concentrate. Today is a better day for both of us, so we will watch it.
  11. Iggy

    Hanging garments outside to line dry

    When I had the land area to have an outdoor clothesline, they were not visible by the public. Driving up to my house you might be able to see a peek of a line, but unless you went into my back and side yard you couldn't see my laundry hanging on the 6 lines I had out there. I didn't hang the underwear until I had the sheets to hang also because the underwear went on the inside lines with the sheets blocking any view. For about a month one summer there were these all flat black helicopters flying around above me, well above about 300 acres of land all around me. Never did find out who they belonged to and what the *hay* they were doing, but they never landed and no *Men in Black* drove up my drive to investigate my 1500 square foot vegetable garden or my laundry hung out on 6 clotheslines. The dog I had would have taken several chunks out of any and all who ventured onto *HER* property and laid it all out on the front porch to show *Mommy* what a Good Guard Dog she was. As for the garments, until one goes through the pre-initory/endowment interview one isn't ever aware of garments. Prior to my own endowment I did the laundry for my two sisters and mother (they all lived together) and separated and folded their garments for nearly 4 months before my Mother passed. They had no privacy to their back yard area yet I managed to hang their garments on the inside lines with towels or sheets to hide them. This is how I was taught to hang all *Knickers* prior to my family joining the LDS church ~ surround them with towels or sheets.
  12. Iggy

    First time since I do not know how long

    You could do like my SIL does and go over the leaves with her gas mower w/the grass catcher attached. It sucks the leaves right up and then she dumps it into her composter all chopped up. 😁
  13. Iggy

    New old calling

    Congrats Mirk ~ Perhaps the Lord wants the 20 somethings to really learn about Self Reliance & food storage. Only He knows how badly our little branch and the neighboring ward needs someone like you. Our 20 somethings feel that Self Reliance & food storage is for the *Molly Mormons & Peter Priesthoods* not for them. The senior citizens feel that they are the inventors of self reliance and are doing just fine with the food storage ~ thank you very much. Hubby has been Sunday School President since 2013, unbeknownst to him he was a Beta tester (?) for the Youth Come Follow Me program, and then again for the Teaching In The Savior's Way. He is terrified of being released and called as Financial Clerk. A calling he held for 6 years running in three wards. Cleaning up the seemingly unclean-able computer mess the previous financial clerks had made. (Hubby is a computer nerd/guru) Not saying our Branch is in a computer mess - the last FC held the calling for nearly 12 years and grew with it and is now our 1st Councilor. The current FC is a whiz on the computer, whiz with numbers and has become a happy, smiling man since he accepted this calling.
  14. Iggy

    DNA testing

    No it was not an obvious joke. You were rude. I am not joking back. I like using obsolete technology - because it is NOT obsolete if you can still purchase it and the tapes that go with it. Next time you wish to joke, use an emoji or six.
  15. Iggy

    Planter Bed

    If you are growing food for humans to eat, don't use pressure treated wood. The stuff that is used to pressure treat the wood is toxic to humans. It is drawn up into the plant and humans end up getting it into their systems. Same for the bug killers. Toxic to humans. If you want to get rid of the vegetarian aka bad bugs, then plant flowers to attract the carnivorous aka good bugs. Deer really hate tomato leaves, when I did my 1500 sq. ft garden, I hung cherry tomato plants in planters on the 6 ft horse fencing. Kept the 4 Does out of my garden.