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  • How long does it take to mail a package from Canada to Minnesota?

    I realize they need to search for terrorists hiding in the 3" mailing tube but does it really have to take more than 2 weeks? And this is not a one-time event. It's consistent. I receive packages faster from Australia.

    3 AnswersOther - Canada1 decade ago
  • Please listen to this and name the song?

    Here's a song on youtube that i'm wondering the name of. It's from the past few years and has kind of an electronic sound to it, and the main instrument sounds like a synthesizer or pipe organ. The only words i know are "yeah yeah yeah" at the end of some verses.

    1 AnswerOther - Music1 decade ago
  • What Song is This That Ends With "Yeah yeah yeah"?

    This is a tough one! I heard part of a song on a movie trailer on tv yesterday. It's a new movie coming out but i don't know the name. I've heard the song on the radio over the past couple years. It's kind of electronic sounding. The only clue i have is that the last words of the song, and some verses, are "yeah yeah yeah". The main instrument sounds like a pipe organ or something electronic.

    2 AnswersOther - Music1 decade ago
  • Can't Unlock Door With Key or Power or Manually?

    My '94 Mercury Tracer wagon has power door locks but the passenger front door won't unlock and therefore cannot be opened. I can hear the power lock clicking normally inside the door, so i guess that means it's not an electrical issue, it's a mechanical issue. And the key won't turn in the lock. And the manual lock knob pulled out of the door!!! So it seems something is disconnected inside the door.

    Since the door won't open i can't remove the door panel to get inside and access the lock mechanism. I think i need to figure out a way to use a coat hanger or something to go down the window slot and somehow unlock it that way??? I tried to do that but got nowhere because i'm not really sure what i'm trying to do in there.

    Thanks for any ideas.

    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Cardinal Babies - what to expect?

    I have a cardinal nest in a bush next to my house that i need to remove. I'm going to wait until the chicks are gone but have questions about their behavior.

    I know the eggs hatch in 11-13 days, and the chicks start leaving the nest 7-13 days after hatching. My questions are: Do the chicks come back to the nest after leaving it? Do they sleep in it? Do they stay on the ground right near the nest during the day, or what? I don't want to remove the bush until they don't need their nest any longer but i'm not clear how long that would be after they first leave the nest.

    I read that the parents continue to feed the chicks for 25-56 days after leaving the nest, but i hope that doesn't mean they need the nest that long.

    Thank you.

    2 AnswersZoology1 decade ago
  • How Do I Clean an Unbelievably Dirty Fiberglass Bathtub?

    Ok, i have a fiberglass tub/shower one piece unit that is REALLY dirty with a thin film of soap scum and dirt and stains. i've tried scrubbing hard with a brillo pad and comet cleanser. It doesn't touch it, i mean it doesn't do ANYTHING. Two people told me to get Lime Away and they swore it would cut through the scum like butter. So i bought did NOTHING!

    The only thing that helped at all was using a metal spatula and scraping the scum off. This worked relatively well but because the tub is not a flat surface it would literally take me about 14 hours to get the job done. Not to mention how i'm probably ruining the finish with the metal spatula.

    So does anyone have another idea? I hear you can have these fiberglass tubs professionally repainted, and during the prep work they clean it with some sort of caustic acid i think. Maybe i should try that, but i suppose it'll ruin the finish too. Thanks for any magic tips!

    9 AnswersDo It Yourself (DIY)1 decade ago
  • Is It Too Late to Send Flowers For Mother's Day?

    I can't find anyone able to deliver flowers to Scottsdale AZ for Mother's Day at this late hour. I waited too long to order. I tried a few national flower companies and they all say it's too late. I tried a few local shops but they're closed Sundays or don't deliver Sundays. HELP, my sister will kill me if i don't send my aging mother some flowers, and you know....Monday is too late!!!

    4 AnswersOther - Holidays1 decade ago
  • How To Get Heat From Gas Furnace When Electricity Goes Out?

    I have a gas furnace which also needs electricity to run the fan. I live in a very cold area and am concerned about how to get heat if/when the electricity goes out during a winter storm. I'm assuming the gas will still be on in this situation, but it won't do any good because the furnace won't run w/o electricity.

    I'm thinking maybe I could get a small emergency generator to run the furnace fan, or is that crazy and/or dangerous? Alternatively, maybe install a ventless gas fireplace, but do those need electricity too?

    I currently have a small portable propane heater for emergencies but that thing will only heat a very small room and i don't want to live in a closet if my electricity goes out for a week.

    I guess i'm just looking for the easiest and cheapest way to provide emergency heat to my home when it's below zero outside and I have no electricity for a week. Thank you.

    5 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Picture Frame - How to Wire the Back of a Large Metal Frame?

    I have framed a huge poster (80" x 41") with a metal frame and plexiglass. It hangs from a horizontal wire run between the two side legs. When hanging on the wall, the rear edges of the metal sides are being pulled in toward the center of the artwork because the frame is so heavy.

    I think there is a way to run wire across the back of the frame to prevent this but I'm not sure how. Right now, in addition to the wire for hanging, there is one vertical wire running from the top leg to the bottom leg but it is not doing the job. Is there a better way? Should I be using some sort of brace between the side legs instead?

    I tried searching the internet for instructions but found absolutely nothing about this topic....must have been searching for the wrong! Thank you.

    4 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling1 decade ago
  • Painting Metal Picture Frames?

    I have 10 large (2 ft x 3 ft) metal picture frames that are currently colored either shiny gold or flat gold. I want them all to be a flat black color.

    Will it work to paint these, or will the paint not stick properly? Surface preparation (sanding and/or priming)? Type of paint (spray can, or would a brush work) ? Other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    5 AnswersHobbies & Crafts1 decade ago
  • Printers: Keep My Old HP Laserjet5L or Get New Cheapo Dell 926 Photo Printer?

    I'm buying a new Dell computer and the guy said my old HP Laserjet5L printer won't work because the cable doesn't have a usb connector. He said I could either buy a cable adaptor for $30 to continue using my 10 year old printer, or else spend $60 on a brand new compatible Dell 926 Photo Printer.

    It sounds like a no-brainer....i.e. buy the new printer, right? But my concern is that my old HP laser printer is (was) a very good printer, whereas I think this new Dell printer is the bottom of the line. But maybe printers are like computers in that even a lousy new one is 10 times better than a great one from 10 years ago??? Is that true?

    I've never even printed in color before, but I suppose it would be nice to print photos. Usually I just print documents and I've been very happy with the quality of my 10 year old laser printer.

    I guess the bottom line with me is that if the new one can print documents as nicely as the old one, then I might as well get the new printer. Right??

    6 AnswersPrinters1 decade ago
  • Should I Go With OPEN OFFICE vs Microsoft?

    I'm about to buy a new Dell computer. They were going to install MS Office for about $200 but then I heard of Open Office and since it's free I'm wondering if it is pretty much just as good as the MS version?

    Please understand that I am almost illiterate when it comes to computers. I currently use a 1995 version of MS Excel and MS Word just for my own personal use. I only use the bare essentials of these programs, nothing fancy! They work just fine for my purposes although I've noticed that they won't open Word documents that people email to me.

    So my question there any downside to me saving around $200 and going with Open Office instead of MS Office?

    Finally, I searched for other questions here about Open Office and it seems like most people think it's a good thing. Except the answers all had very low ratings, as though Microsoft employees spend their days voting against Open Office instead of working to make their own products better. Anyone else notice that?

    6 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Picture Frame - How to Cut Metal Frame?

    I need to shorten the sides of a metal picture frame. This requires a smooth 45 degree angle cut. I own an electric miter saw with a skill saw blade but it is generally used for cutting wood 2x4s which don't require precision. I wonder if they make a fine toothed metal cutting blade, or if this is not the right tool for the job. I have a hacksaw but those things don't get much precision either. Any other ideas? Thanks.

    5 AnswersDo It Yourself (DIY)1 decade ago
  • Virginia Creeper Vines are Dying From Unknown Cause?

    Last year, and again this year, something is wrong with my Virginia Creeper. The new leaves look sort of deformed from the very beginning. And the older leaves get pinholes in them, or even somewhat larger holes. My guess is that something is eating them but I see no bugs. With a magnifying glass I could see some tiny black specs but they weren't moving so I don't really think they were bugs. The vines are about 12 years old and have been great until last year. The only other possibility I can think of is that I layed a brick paver path near the base of the vines last year, and I wonder if some chemical is washing off the bricks and hurting the vines....seems unlikely. Thanks.

    1 AnswerGarden & Landscape1 decade ago
  • Distance Between Big Dipper Stars vs. Distance to Earth?

    I'm curious about the 6 main stars in the Big Dipper. Is it possible that some of them are actually farther apart from eachother than they are from the Earth? I mean from here they all appear to be in the same general region of space, but our depth perception may be playing tricks on us. Maybe one of them is actually midway between Earth and another star of the Big Dipper. Or is that crazy?

    6 AnswersAstronomy & Space1 decade ago
  • What is this worm on my ceiling?

    I found a 3" long, dark brown, VERY thin worm crawling on my ceiling, with tiny hairs all over it, and 2 antennae on its head. It is much much thinner than an earthworm, more like the diameter of a thin string. Any ideas what it is? Should i be cringing with fear? Thanks.

    6 AnswersZoology1 decade ago