Misc…who knew?

“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.”

I just moved to a new area here in Florida, and that was an experience. When you are downsizing you find all the things you have that you don’t remember or know you have. Let me share some of those things with you.

  • HONEY POWDER: Yes – honey in powdered form. Not a bad thing. It is used like any powdered sweetener. Just sprinkle on your cereal, in your tea etc…or add water to liquify it again and use it as you would Honey.
  • WD40: I not only had it in small cans, I had a 1/2 gallon bottle of WD40. Did you know WD-40 stands for Water Displacement #40. This product was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. It began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. The 40 comes from it being the fortieth formulation. Ken East (one of the original founders) says “there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you…”it is made from fish oil.” What can it be used for? I have a list that has 43 uses for WD40. Here are just a few – to refresh your memory: removes paint; removes road tar and grime from cars; keeps flies off cows; removes lipstick stains; untangles jewelry chains; keeps glass or plastic shower doors free of water spots;camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors; lubricates just about everything; keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades and other tools; keeps pigeons off the balcony; removes all traces of duct tape; relieves arthritis pain; Florida’s favorite use: ‘cleans and removes Love Bugs from grills and bumpers’; attracts fish – just spray a little on live bait or lures; takes the sting away from fire ant bites; last on my list but not least – WD40 is good for any type of burns. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with no scarring.
  •  With all the talk of preparation, preparation, preparation, in case the worst thing happens in this chaotic world, of us being without food or electricity, water, etc. I ran across the directions for using a ‘Wonder or Clever or Hot Box Cooker.’ What is it and how is it made? Who knows? I Only have directions for cooking with it.
  • Always wondered what the difference is between http and https. Well I found an article I had saved on just that. In case you don’t know…”the main difference between http:// and https :// is it’s all about keeping you secure.” HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. The S (big surprise) stands for “Secure“. When you visit a website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the http:///; This means that  on your computer’s conversation with the website. the website is talking to your browser using the regular unsecured language. In other words, it is possible for someone to ‘eavesdrop’ – to see the information you are sending to that site. This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website. But, if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on. Bottom line:  YOU SHOULD NEVER ENTER SENSITIVE INFORMATION…such as a credit card number, SS#, etc. on an unsecure http site. To top it all off, I found many pages of SCAMS – email, phone, etc. put out by the Sheriff’s department…and my kids think I fall for all of those things. Apparently not, I have had these papers for a long time since 2011.

I have a half inch pile of things to share with you. But I will end here…for now.


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