Indigo Insights

Thursday, June 23, 2005

>^..^< Smoke on the Water is back - and man, is he SMOKING!!!

>^..^< The Sailor is doing some smoking of his own.

>^..^< Russ of TacJammer enjoys a good fisk at the expense of some poor guy who didn't realize what he was getting into. You GO, Russ.

>^..^< "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." How many do you use? Fun trip down nostalgia lane. Don't miss second link.
UPDATE: Nevermind. Accidental Verbosity already posted the list. (and a better version, I must add)



"At least one of the lodges in the village makes a feast daily for the Great Spirit. I cannot explain this so that the white people will comprehend me, because we have no regular standard among us. Everyone makes his feast as he thinks best, to please the Great Spirit, who has the care of all beings created."
-- Black Hawk, Sauk

"We send our little Indian boys and girls to school, and when they come back talking English, they come back swearing, There is no swear word in the Indian language, and I haven't yet learned to swear."
-- Gertrude S. Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), Yankton Sioux


Christina's Timely Tip About Clothes Dryers

I had a wonderful morning, the heating unit went out on my dryer! Why does everything seem to fall apart this time of year!???

The guy that fixes things went in to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. We always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes. He told us that he wanted to show us something.

He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. Now, the lint filter is made of a mesh material - I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. WELL......the hot water just sat on top of the mesh!!! It didn't go through it at all!!!

He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh and that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every
six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that???!!!! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!

Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran thru a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush. I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn't any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!