Hi everyone, The Lighthouse is starting to work on our next newsletter, and thought you all might have something to contribute! We used to do a little column of advice or tips called “Practical Tips for Living” with little tidbits on how to do things easily without your sight. Some examples are below. Do you have any tips you’d be willing to share with others? We’d love to include them in the newsletter! Please jJust respond with your tip(s) to this email or info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thanks! Lights Out: In case of a power failure it is best to refuse any navigational help a sighted companion may offer. Failure to do so may result in bumps and bruises. ~ Barbara Kiger Humpty Dumpty: If you drop an egg on the floor or counter, before wiping it with a wet cloth, use a paper towel or salt to absorb the excess liquid from the egg. Then finish the job with a damp cloth to wipe away any sticky substance remaining. ~ Patricia A. Lipovsky & Mary Ellen Ottman Not Losing It: Try to purchase items like toothpaste or shampoo/conditioner with openings which do not detach so that there's less chance to lose the caps. ~ Anonymous Penny For Your Thoughts: To mark how long to microwave an item, tape pennies to it. To heat it for 3 minutes, tape 3 pennies; if you heat for 3 minutes, stir and heat another minute, put 3 pennies, leave a space and tape another penny. ~ Marilyn Wright More Cold Cash: You can also use pennies to tell difference between food items in similar containers. For example, put 1 penny on potato salad and 2 on coleslaw. Always use the same number so you remember what type of food it signifies. ~ Marilyn Wright No Old Mold: To keep grated cheese fresh until you want to use it, put it in the freezer which will keep it from getting moldy. ~ Nancy Folsom Cleaning artificial flowers: Pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously and the salt will absorb the dust and dirt, leaving your artificial flowers looking like new.~ Bess Bradley Easy mixing: Use a ziplock bag to mix anything! For example, put flour and chicken in a plastic bag and shake them together to put on flour. You can put eggs, onion, green pepper, cheese, etc. in a bag and shake it all together to make an omelet. ~ Sally Benjamin Slick solution: Instead of measuring cooking oil use solid shortening, it won’t spill. ~ Elizabeth Bowden Never lose a sock strategy: Pin the two socks together before washing. You will have all your socks matched up and ready to wear when dry. ~ Delores Wussler Easy Measuring: To measure cooking oil, fill a wide mouthed jar with oil and dip in measuring spoon when oil is needed. To measure vanilla or other flavorings pour some into a small flexible container. Measure correct amount and funnel remainder back into bottle. ~ Delores Wussler -- Lighthouse of the Big Bend Guiding People Through Vision Loss 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 942-3658 www.lighthousebigbend.org Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.