Cooking spray works, honey
When using honey in a recipe, a lot of it always stays on the spoon or in the cup. I now spray a little non-stick cooking spray first. The honey comes out with no mess. Betty Duteau, Charlotte
iPad, the plumber’s friend
Recently my wife and I fixed two leaky faucets. When taking them apart, we realized there was no way we would remember the correct placement of the various parts when putting them back together. Our solution was to use our iPad to take several “before” pictures to refer to. It also eliminated stimulating debates, previously experienced, which would begin with “No, I think it went this way.” Bill Hamelau, Charlotte
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