I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Ceiling Fan Rotation
Ceiling fans should rotate counter clock-wise in the summer (to generate a breeze downward to cool you off) and clock-wise in the winter (to cycle the warm air that rises to your ceiling.) Do not be afraid to run your ceiling fan in the winter. You can expect a 10-15% savings on your heating bill. You can save up to 40% off your cooling bill in the summer.
Reset Car Idle
Your car is electronically controlled by a computer, and some control conditions are maintained by power from the battery. If your battery has been disconnected, or a new battery installed, the engine must relearn its idle conditions before it will drive properly. Here is the process to "relearn" your engine idle:
Set your parking brake.
Put the gearshift in P (Park) if an automatic, neutral if a manual transmission.
Turn off all accessories and start your engine.
Let the engine idle for at least 1 minute.
The relearning process will automatically complete as you drive your vehicle.
If you do not allow your engine to relearn itself, the idle quality of your vehicle may be adversely affected until the idle is relearned.
If the battery has been disconnected or if a new battery has been installed, the clock and the preset radio stations must be reset.
Polishing up those foggy headlamp lenses
Don't laugh, toothpaste and a piece crumpled-up newspaper. Try it in a small area to see how it works. Can't beat the price!
1. Dab a little bit of toothpaste on the Lens
2. Wipe it off and polish the lens with the Newspaper
Real Free Credit Report
Don’t be fooled this link will take you to the real three Credit reporting companies. Also, watch out for services they will try to sell you. Do have your bank, loan and credit card numbers handy for verification.
How to clear your nose
Simple! Breath out and hold your breath until you feel that the air passage in your nose is open. So you can breathe through your nose now. It was easy part. Now it is a bit harder. Do not breathe as much air as you can through your nose. If you breathe gently, your nose will be clear.
If your nose is still blocked try to stop your breathing one more time.
Hold you breath after EXHALATION;
Breathe gently, otherwise your nose will be blocked again;
If you use a kitchen sponge beware!
Zap the Sponge Germs or wash them away.
* Microwave the wet sponge on high for one minute. That is long enough to kill all the bacteria, yeast and mold it may harbor.
* Dishwashing the sponge is the next best thing. Run in dishwasher full cycle (sanitize if you have that option).
* As a last resort clean with bleach, but bleach will not kill the mold root or yeast.