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Untour Trips We've Taken

Thus far, my husband and I have been able to enjoy thoroughly three Untour trips. Two were to Switzerland; first one for a two week period, and the second trip for a month. Most recently (April & May, 2008), we spent a month in Paris, France. Like Switzerland, we would love to return.…

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Added by Eleanor - 'El' on August 9, 2008 at 6:43am — No Comments

Your Computer and WiFi

When I had spoken to our Parisian contact, Larry, he had warned me about using my laptop with WiFi.

He said that I would be vulnerable to other computer users within 300-feet. They could easily capture, for

example, my bank account information whenever I made an attempt to pay a bill online.

Today, one of my Tech News newsletters discussed this very topic. Rather than indicate the web

address, and leave it up to our Untour Café members to read the information, I've… Continue

Added by Eleanor - 'El' on March 30, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Very Clever Advertisement by the Dutch


One of our S.W.I.M., Inc. Members had forwarded a Link

to an online Dutch Advertisement. The web page is in

Dutch, and you won't be able to place an order. However,

you will enjoy the ingenuity and humor of the message,

I'm positive.

Side Note: The Link had been forwarded to Francy.

She happens to be in Holland at the moment. Here's

part of her response to my… Continue

Added by Eleanor - 'El' on March 6, 2008 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

GreenPrint World -- Save on Paper

Through a Nevada ink cartridge business from which I

purchase "Remanufactured" ink cartridges at a lower

cost than "brick stores" and many "online stores,"

came this bit of news from the owner, Phil.


First a Couple of Side Comments:

My niece, Kristina said that she has been using this GreenPrint

printer at work for a year. Her comments were:

"It's actually pretty good. The program… Continue

Added by Eleanor - 'El' on February 22, 2008 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Will you be prepared if a FIRE hits?

Earlier, a description was depicted of an early morning awakening by a Fire Alarm sounding in our motel room. My husband was finishing up with his shower, and I still was dozing. Since I'm disabled, we try to obtain a ground level room. It's not always possible, but in this case we were pleased that we were. When I decided to check on the extend of the fire, my nearby crutches were grabbed and I headed towards the room's entrance way. My plan was to see if smoke was coming in underneath the…


Added by Eleanor - 'El' on December 14, 2007 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Why Signal Lights Are Unnecessary

A California friend forwarded this video that illustrates why it's unnecessary to spend monies to install "Traffic Signals." What do you think?

In case you're wondering where this intersection is located, it's in India.

Added by Eleanor - 'El' on November 29, 2007 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment


Early one June morning, I was awakened by the sound of running water. My husband was in the motel's shower. Ah, I thought, I still have a few extra minutes to catch a couple extra Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z. Moments later, an alarm sounded. Don't tell me he forgot to switch off the alarm. It kept ringing. I guess that I'll have to get up and switch it off.

As I threw back the covers, a flashing light was spotted on the wall across from the bed. Since my eyes still were filled with…


Added by Eleanor - 'El' on November 27, 2007 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Solar Clothes Dryer

Part One of

Solar Clothes Dryer: Background and Materials…


Added by Eleanor - 'El' on August 5, 2007 at 7:24am — 2 Comments

Part Two of Solar Clothes Dryer: Suggestions and Hints

Part Two of Solar Clothes Dryer: Suggestions and Hints

Additional advantages of clothesline drying:…


Added by Eleanor - 'El' on August 5, 2007 at 7:22am — 5 Comments

Fair Trade in Your Town

We learned while visiting Media PA that a year ago, it was recognized as the “First Fair Trade Town in the USA.” Of course, we had to make some purchases at the “Ten Thousand Villages” store. The gifts were received, and became even more important when my niece and grand-niece learned that others would be…


Added by Eleanor - 'El' on July 18, 2007 at 8:28am — 2 Comments


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