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Monday, October 01, 2018

Recycling, Fire Starters and Your Lint

Hello Readers!  I've been away on a marvelous trip to Italy for a couple of weeks and so, haven't been blogging.  I'll be jumping back in, but do have some catch up around here to do.  Took me close to an hour earlier today to open and sort the mail.  Am always amazed how much mail you get...even if you've got bills set up for automatic payment and do things on line.  Once I got done with that, I had several inches of paper to put in the re-cycle bin.

The picture above is yet another idea of ways to recycle your paper toilet paper rolls.  You're suppose to collect your lint from the dryer, and stuff the lint into the roll (tightly).  One set of directions says to melt wax and pour in while the roll is standing up.  Wait for it to cool, and flip over and pour wax into the other side.  Again let it cool and store in a zip lock bag.  The gentleman who has video's out there telling you this, says they'll burn about 20 minutes...that's certainly enough time to get a fire going inside or out in your fireplace and or while camping.
**Also found a video from a woman who didn't add the wax (assume her's wouldn't burn as long).  She the wrap the rolls with newspaper (a way to recycle it as well), and using twistie's that she had plenty of wrap the two ends.

There's been no more knitting since the last post, so no new pictures to show you there.

Recently read this book on my Kindle while aboard the plane making my way to and from Italy.  Read part on the way over and finished on the way back.  Everytime I thought it would be a story of human triumph......Bothersome because it's a true story.  I can't decide if I liked it...I don't generally like things that are bothersome and unresolved.  I'm trying to decide if I'll read the 2nd book called Amelia's Destiny.

I'll be updating my travel blog soon with information, pictures etc from my recent two week trip to Italy.  Swing by for a visit, Traveling Suitcase

10 comments:

  1. Italy? That sounds wonderful.
    I might be lazy but I don't think I could be bothered stuffing old toilet paper rolls with lint. And we use the outside line as often as we can so it would take a long, long time to get enough.

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    1. I hear ya on the lint thing, I have mixed feelings about this too, but might be fun to try it. Don't know if I would want to mess with the hot wax either. Clothes line does eliminate a lot of lint, but then where does the lint go? Never thought about that before?

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  2. Hope you had a great holiday ,I just got back from mine too so playing catch up ,have a good week.

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    1. Awesome, hope you had a wonderful time. Will pop over and see how things are going for you. Catch up after travels is always a thing.

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  3. Lucky you. A trip to Italy. Our traveling days are over, sadly. Husband is legally blind and is very uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. Understandable. But I still miss taking trips away.

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    1. So sorry Elaine. As we age, we all have issues, so I've been after hubby to travel while we can. Is there a trip that would taylored to folks with issues that might work? Like a specialty type tour?

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  4. Hi Sandy, thanks for popping by my blog to say Hi :-) I know i've been away longer than usual. I hope you had a great holiday, it almost feels like you need a holiday to get over the holiday once you get back and are faced with things to catch up on, lol.
    Interesting way to use lint, i don't have a tumble dryer at the moment and in this house we don't have a real fire, but I can see it would save on the amount of kindling you would have to use, (we had a log burner at the other house and i was always better than my DH at getting it going ;-)

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    1. Good to hear from you and know you're ok. You'll get back into, it just takes us all time. Had to smile reading how good you were with the fire. Nothing better than the warmth they provide...inside or out.

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  5. Italy, how wonderful. What a great idea for a firestarter, I have a friend who loves to camp, I will have to tell her this.

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    1. Hi Kay, thanks for the visit and comment. Both are appreciated.

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