Archive for July, 2010

A School Nurse has written the info below — good enough to share — and it really works!

“I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it’s some times difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.”

“Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I’ve used it (and that was frequently, and it’s much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.”

“Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can’t see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor’s wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn’t reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say,
“It worked!”

Tom Cruise on Home Teaching

July 28, 2010 5:14 pm | No Comments

This is a very useful tip.

We went to our friends’ house for breakfast and sat on the patio beside the house to eat.   We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall.  The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut.  Naturally we were curious!  Our friends told us that these baggies kept the flies away!  So naturally we were even more curious!  We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again.  And there were no flies in the eating area!  This morning I checked this out on Google.  Below are comments on this fly control idea.  I’m now a believer!

Danielle Martin Says:

Fill a Ziploc bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Ever since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.

DJ Says:

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it’s like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won’t take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these “hillbillies” were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn’t hang around long.

50% off plus freight

The LDS church has purchased so many of these water bottles to send with the missionaries into foreign countries that this company is willing to sell any product on their site to LDS church groups and even LDS individuals at half price.  These are excellent products and are a good price for 72 hour kit items as well as general emergency supplies.

This bottle, for example:

Regular Price: $ 31.99 / each
YOUR PRICE: $17 (Includes sh/hd)
1-10303-28-HI-FC-Sey – 28oz Flip Top Filter Bottle, Advanced
The 28oz Seychelle Water Filtration Bottle provides great-tasting, fresh water wherever you are. Ideally suited for situations where the drinking water source is questionable or not disinfected, it comes with an attractive insulator sleeve.

I will be doing a group buy on July 30th.  If you are interested, please let me know by the 26th.  I’ll need a check for the exact amount by the 30th for you to be included in the group buy.  Watch this website for details and when you can pick up your orders.

To see more products go to:
Individual Purchases call Dick Parsons at 949-234-1999 Ext. 24
or email him at
Also sold at BYU Bookstore and on the LDS church website

Fema Trailer Group Buy

July 23, 2010 11:13 am | No Comments

We all know that our nation is in serious trouble and can see the writing on the wall.  Although we don’t know exactly when things will break down, like what’s happening in Europe, we can tell our turn is next.  Have you thought about where you would live if you needed to get out of Dodge in a hurry?  What about if your home is damaged in an earthquake or some other calamity?  Do you have a backup plan for your family?

A group buy has been put together for the used FEMA trailers that have recently become available.   They would make a very nice place to live, compared to being in a tent.  The unbelievable thing is that we can get these trailers for $2300 if we buy individually.  Or if we can get 100 families that are serious about purchasing then the price drops to $1600!  You can drive to the lot in Picayune, Mississippi to get your trailer or pay extra to have it delivered.  Click on the photos link at the top of this page to see what the trailers look like inside.

Email me privately if you seriously want to join this group buy.  Please don’t delay your decision.  These trailers are no longer owned by FEMA, but we want to be first in line before others seize this amazing opportunity.  We also want to get our 100 trailers before the government evacuates the costal areas due to the toxic fumes from the oil spill.

Here are some additional details that may help answer your questions:

  1. Some have slide out options others are handicapped equipped trailers and dealer models with holding tanks.
  2. Grade A through Grade D . Grade A is very nice & ready to go,  Grade B is in need of minor repair & cleaning, & Grade C being in need of more repair but still very good for the price.  The main problem with these will be water damage from a leak and probably some soft spots in the floor or ceiling or walls.
  3. These still have the A/C & fridge & stove & microwave.
  4. It has a queen bed in the front, 2 bunk beds in the back.
  5. It also has a sofa and a dinette booth.
  6. The tires are usually good  and can be towed by any 1/2 ton V8  truck. You will need a 2 5/16″ ball & a 7 way plug for the trailer lights & brakes.  These trailers are located in Picayune, Mississippi.
  7. Mississippi residents will need to add 7% sales tax.  All other states will handle their own sales tax & registration.
  8. Delivery is available at $1.30 per mile figured one way from Picayune, Mississippi.  The zip code there is 39466.

For Details and Photos, click here…

The little stickers on loose fruits and vegetables have valuable information on them! According to a letter from ‘a scientist knowledgeable in the field of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)’ in the October 2003 issue of Gourmet magazine: “a..useful tip to the consumer [would be] a primer on how to read the little stickers on loose fruits and vegetables. Besides providing the store’s cash registers and computers with product identification and price information, these stickers can tell you a lot about the food you are buying. A label with four digits indicates conventionally grown food. Labels with five digits starting with an 8 indicate that the food is genetically modified. Labels with 5 digits starting with a 9 indicate that the food is organically grown.”

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