Ta-Da! I found a paperclip! Unbent the one end and it worked like a charm! I'm still using the paperclip- mostly because I'm not sure where my cable needle is and I'm too lazy to look.
book of the same name by Peggy Holt. (I really have no affiliation with Amazon, but when the authors have no website, it's the easiest place to get information!)
It's a pretty easy- and fun!- technique, but the artistry she has achieved will take some time!
With the heat many of us are suffering this year, I thought my "Green tip" should be about beating the heat without increasing the electric bill- and the demand for energy!
The easiest way is one I learned from my Grandmother: Open every window you can at night and let the natural cooling over night cool your home, then close it up to keep it cool. The first thing I do every morning is close all the windows and curtains to keep the hot air out. It was 94 degrees today and my house only warmed up to 79. With only the ceiling fan running, I am comfortable! The cost savings alone is a good reason not to use AC!! If you can manage with a room air conditioner- like I have in my bedroom- do! You'll save money there, too. Turn it on 15 minutes or so before bed and you have a comfortable room to sleep in. ( my biggest issue in this kind of heat) There are a lot of "green" ways to beat the heat , some are things to do when you do repairs. On my wish list is a whole house fan, especially if I can get the one that runs on solar power!
I am grateful for:
Surviving that nasty summer cold!
"Boo" purrs when I pet her now.
The "garage raising" crew!
When things could have been much worse but weren't.
A cold washcloth on the back of my neck.