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Golden Key
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cliffdweller--

Did you try Borax? IME, good for both odors and stains. There are probably detailed instructions online.

NOTE: It's important to rinse the washed item *very* thoroughly with water, afterwards. Borax can irritate sensitive skin.

FWIW, YMMV.

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simontoad
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Ohher, I have a protrusion from the knuckle joint of each big toe that I thought was related to gout but looks like the bunion on the wikkipedia page. My toes don't have a slant though. They don't give me any trouble YET! Not compared to the trouble I had with gout anyway.

In my disability work, people often develop trouble with their feet, and getting the right shoes is very important in helping them with pain management and remedial stuff where appropriate. If you haven't yet consulted a foot person, I recommend making the investment. Specialised footwear can be expensive but you might also be able to pump your foot person for info on what sort of stuff or foot positioning would be most helpful.

One of my clients whose toes fold underneath her feet wears slippers and those sock shoes only - very cheap! She's in a wheelchair so not much rubbing, but hard to match with a party dress [Smile]

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by cliffdweller:
...So socks washed every day is a must.

Isn't that the case no matter what type of shoes or socks you wear? (Well, not necessarily washing them every day, but not wearing them a second day without washing.)

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by cliffdweller:

Word of caution: you MUST get the five-toed socks that go with them and wash them every day or your 5-toe shoes become impossibly stinky. We tried everything-- baking soda, soap & water, lysol-- once they develop the funk there's no getting rid of it. So socks washed every day is a must.

Multiple pairs of shoes, worn in rotation, are also a factor in reducing odour. Wearing the same pair in consecutive days doesn't allow them to dry and moisture is the friend of the bacteria that produce that lovely aroma.

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quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
Never heard of Peets.

It's a West-Coast chain. I don't think it's made it out of the West much yet. I'm not a coffee drinker, myself, but here in Michigan, there are no Peet's. I lived in California for a while, though, and they had a major presence there.

As a side note, Peet's features in the latest Bruce Cockburn album, since he's moved to San Francisco.

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Brenda Clough
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They are now in the DC area. Also, their coffees are in grocery stores.

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Ian Climacus

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
quote:
Originally posted by Ian Climacus:

I'm staying at 2 B&Bs: may I ask the rules for tipping there?

The general rule of thumb I have heard and use is that if the owners are also the staff, then no tip. If they employ others as staff, tip housekeeping ~$5 per day and meal service the standard 20%.
That sounds very sensible. Thanks lilBuddha.
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North East Quine

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American shipmates- does UTF stand for something? I sent a Christmas card to an elderly relative who lived in a senior living community in America. It was returned to me today with UTF in pen and a sticker saying "Return to sender. Not deliverable as addressed. Unable to forward" I don't know whether my relative has died, been moved to somewhere that provides more care, or whether I misaddressed it.
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Originally posted by North East Quine:
American shipmates- does UTF stand for something? I sent a Christmas card to an elderly relative who lived in a senior living community in America. It was returned to me today with UTF in pen and a sticker saying "Return to sender. Not deliverable as addressed. Unable to forward" I don't know whether my relative has died, been moved to somewhere that provides more care, or whether I misaddressed it. [/QB]

I think you answered it yourself.

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North East Quine

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D'uh!!
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Brenda Clough
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Double check to be sure you didn't write the address wrong. Then, contact the care home. She may simply have been moved to another floor or another facility. (Sometimes merely putting the wrong room number gets the mailpiece kicked back.) If the family has moved her somewhere else they may have a forwarding address. If she has passed away they almost certainly know that.

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
Double check to be sure you didn't write the address wrong. Then, contact the care home. She may simply have been moved to another floor or another facility. (Sometimes merely putting the wrong room number gets the mailpiece kicked back.) If the family has moved her somewhere else they may have a forwarding address. If she has passed away they almost certainly know that.

I called a care home to check the address of a friend when a card to her was returned as undeliverable. The woman who answered was very nice and polite, but due to privacy concerns she could not tell me anything. It turns out my friend was still at that facility, but in a different room. (So why didn't the person sorting the mail know that?)

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Brenda Clough
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I have no idea how the mail people do this. But a lot of the delivery is now computerized (that little bar code printed by the PO at the bottom of your envelope) so the wrong room number can be an issue.

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
I have no idea how the mail people do this. But a lot of the delivery is now computerized (that little bar code printed by the PO at the bottom of your envelope) so the wrong room number can be an issue.

I guess it would depend on whether the postal carrier delivers and sorts, or if the mail is delivered to the home where an employee sorts it.

But if the person has changed rooms, or moved elsewhere, or joined the bleedin' choir invisible*, there should be a forwarding order on file. If my card to her was returned unforwardable, what about more important correspondence that didn't reach her?

*Well, I guess there's no forwarding address to there.

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Brenda Clough
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I deal with the returned mail here at my office. I would judge that a goodly percentage of it, about ten percent, is perfectly correctly addressed and sent to a recipient who is there and has not moved. Nevertheless the post office drops the ball and tells me they're not there. I phone, and the recipient tells me that no, their address is the same and they've been there since 1979. There is nothing to do at that point but to blame the postal people.

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