The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Maybe you all can help me with my quest. I made a terrible mistake last year of purchasing electric candles that had the dreadful dusk/dawn sensor on them. They were terrible. Oh they worked, but heaven forbid if ANY light was on in the room. I trashed them after christmas.
I am looking for electric candles with on/off switches that have the gold brass looking cord that lamps do (not the off white cheap cord), brass base and NO sensors!
Where can I find them?? All the ones I find a cheap, china made with those cheap cords. Where has the quality gone?
I HATE General Electric with a passion. Nothing I've purchased from them has lasted more than a couple years. I bought a set of chaser lights from them with covers that were supposed to look like C9 bulbs. I got one bad set from the get-go. The second set I got after returning the first lasted a season and a half. By early December of the second year I had them, the orange stopped working; not wanting to go up on the roof with snow I just dealt with it. A week later the blue stopped working as well.
It's not just Christmas lights, either. Phones, TVs, fans... the list goes on. I try my best to not buy their products any more.
Now my next question, I used suction cup holders last year for the cheap candles, however these new ones have a 3" base. This will not fit in the holder. They will sit on our sills, but will overhang a little more than 1/4". They should be fine, but I need something to secure them or extend the sill out so everything is ok.
If you don't mind the adhesive on your sill or window, 3M makes a terrific velcro-like product called Dual Lock. Instead of looped fiber and hooks, it's a "self mating" product (meaning it attaches to itself instead of having two parts) that's made up of tiny plastic balls. Very secure stuff. With this stuff, you would have a mounting point each year.
For something more temporary, I've had good luck with 3M Command adhesive strips.