Dryer heating unitThe heating unit went out of my
dryer. The repairman went in to the dryer and pulled out the
lint filter. It was clean. We always clean the lint from the
filter after every load of clothes.
He told us that he
wanted to show us something. He took the filter over to the
sink and ran hot water over it. Now, this thing is like a
mesh-I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks
like - WELL......the hot water just laid on top of the mesh!!!
It didn't go through it at all!!!
He told us that
dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh and that's what burns
out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there.
He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very
long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take
that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old
toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.
He said that makes the life of the dryer at least
twice as long! How about that???!!!! Learn something new
everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that.
Note: I went to dryer and tested my screen by running
water on it. The water collected a little but ran though the
screen. I dried it off and was ready to put it back in the
dryer since the water ran through it but, I thought was the
heck it won't hurt to wash it while I had it out. Warm soap
water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. I
then ran the water over the screen and what a difference the
water just gushed through it with no puddling at all and this
time I was running the water at a faster rate.
repairman knew what he was talking about. ---- ------ Please
pass this on to your friends.
Top ten Safety Tips for Womenfull
- Awareness: By being aware of your surroundings and by
projecting a "force presence," many altercations which are
commonplace on the street can be avoided
- Use Your Sixth Sense: Avoid a person or a situation
which does not "feel" safe--you're probably right.
- Self-Defense Training: The self-defense program should
include simulated assaults, with a fully padded instructor
in realistic rape and attack scenarios, to allow you to
practice what you've learned
- Escape: Run away, yell for help, throw a rock through a
store or car window--do whatever you can to attract
attention. And if the criminal is after your purse or other
material items, throw them one way while you run the other.
- Your Right to Fight: strike quickly, and mean business.
You may only get one chance.
- Pepper Spray: Not always effective.Trust your body and
your wits, which you can always depend on in the event of an
- Home Invasions: Have a safe room in your house to which
you can retreat
- Avoiding Car-jacking:Lock all doors and keep windows up
when driving. See
- A Travel Tip: Always carry a door wedge with you when
you travel. A wedge is often stronger than the door it
- Safety in Cyberspace: When communicating on- line, use a
nickname and always keep personal information such as home
address and phone number confidential.
Captions added to Commodore's Ball photosThere is now
a slide show of photos taken at the Sailing Singles recent
Commodore's Ball. You
can view them here. Please send any photos that you would
like to add to firstname.lastname@example.org
Charley's Recommendation Charley recommends Toast in Ferndale for a
moderately priced Brunch. It is at 23144 Woodward three blocks
north of nine mile. Phone 248-398-0444. Web
I68 Information from Mark Minor Past Commodore of
Many of you are familiar with the I-68 form, but newer
club members may not be. This column is an attempt to make
everyone aware of that they need to know relative to customs
and immigration matters when going to and from Canada by
Marks entire article can be found on the Sailing
Singles I-68 page He covers the procedures for entering a
Canadian port, Returning to The US, the Nexus Card and the
Having an I-68 fulfills the inspection
requirement without having to physically go the either the
Ambassador Bridge or the Detroit Windsor Tunnel to report in
and be inspected in person.
There is a move afoot to replace the I-68 with a joint
US/Canadian program called Nexus. A Nexus card is good for
five years and costs $50, which is a savings over five I-68's,
and is also useful when going to or from Canada by car. The
application process takes much longer, because it is done via
mail and involves processing by both countries.
citizenship is needed when entering the US. A passport or a
birth certificate and a picture ID is required.
Here are some web sites of interest:
Customer and Border Protection - I-68
Customer and Border Protection - Customs Decal
Customs Procedures -
Dinner of the Month Tue
Sailing Singles will be conducting their Dinner of the
Month at Fishbones' Rhythm Kitchen Cafe 29244 Northwestern
Highway Southfield, MI phone 248 351-2925
Contact Bonnie Miller at 313-538-7222 or email
Singles Rendezvous Sat 5/28/05 at DYC, EBC and
In the afternoon, Sailing singles are invited to the
Detroit Yacht Club to view the finish of the DYC race. there
will be a party tent where the awards will be presented after
the race about 5:00 pm. The shuttle boat runs from the foot of
St Jean near Harbor Hill Marina to the DYC starting about
noon. Call the DYC at 313-824-1200.
In the evening the Sailing Singles boats will be docked at
the Edison Boat club across the river from the DYC and registered
for dinner Sailing Singles members will have dinner at
After dinner the gang will be going to Sindbads for dancing
Sindbads will be providing a shuttle bus. contact Jim
Steigelman at 248-745-3876 or email
Dance Sat 5/28/05|
Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in
Beach Rendezvous Sun 5/29/05|
Sailing Singles will be gathering at the North Marina by
both boat and car to celebrate Memorial Day. Bring your own
register or email
There is a charge per car to get into Metropolitan Beach
Shields Pool Party Mon 5/30/2005|
Gayle Shield's pool party scheduled for Sunday May 29, 2005
starting at 2:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass and $6.00 Hot dogs
will be furnished. Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy Her
number is 248.641.0287 for more information call Frank Shier
Original Paintings from Peggy Jo Studio|
If you are interested in ordering prints of
original art by Peggy Jo, please contact her or buy this
10 X 14 1/2 Matted to 16 X 20 printed on watercolor
paper .A print of an original watercolor of by Peggy Jo