Aula Seiler wrote:
Sarah, I did think about the vet, but I know birds are notoriously difficult to treat, so I figure if I can try it myself (someone she trusts and knows) in an environment she trusts and knows, there's a better chance of her not up and dying of a heart attack.
Judith Browning wrote:
You don't have to want to deal with diesels to do at home oil changes, and you don't have to be able to build a whole addition to put the trim back on that came off... There's a different level here that needs a word. Someone clever make up a word for this!!
Someone clever will find you a word I'm sure
What comes to my mind is the very gender oriented 'handyman'...I'm not sure 'handywoman' would catch on?
A 'jack of all trades' or a 'jill of all trades'
No inspiration here....
paul wheaton wrote:Many women are less than comfortable peeing outside. If there is an indoor option and an outdoor option, and a request to pee outside (as many permaculture farms do) they will choose the indoor option.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Short and spark are probably the most likely way that a blanket could ignite. But you might also have a situation where most of the blanket is nestled within other blankets, while the thermostat is in the cold air and not insulated.
Dale Hodgins wrote:I've never seen anything on these proximity issues, that I would call evidence. The real risk is fire if you get a really cheap one.
Last night I found some 12 volt electric blankets for as little as $12. I'm tempted to go that route, but I would much prefer to find something that runs off an 18 volt Milwaukee battery. I don't want another charger and battery system.
Angelika Maier wrote:With all that 5G coming up I am getting more aware of electrical pollution. I would not use an electric blanket while i am in the bed. More info at the environmental health trust. This is more about EMF's and pulsed radiation but wearing anything electrical is maybe not very good for your health.
Dale Hodgins wrote:It's 4 degrees Celsius in Victoria. I am in a 120 square foot bedroom with 9-foot ceilings. I will run a heater on the 500w setting for about 6 hours tonight. So I will consume 3 kilowatt hours or about $0.30 worth of power.