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  1. Mainly the Roku or Xbox One, but it would be nice to stream on my phone when I'm not at home. Fox KC is considered in market on Direct, but other services say that Midwest or Chicago is our network. We watch the Chiefs for NFL, so that can be found on ESPN, FS 1 or a local channel. My daughter likes a FL team and a CA team, so she rarely gets to watch them. Sling is out because it doesnt offer local channels, and an antennae doesn't pick them up where we live. Netflix...I keep threatening to get rid of it, but everyone keeps finding something they like on it. Prime I will keep because of the shipping and music streaming. I mainly just want the same channels available to me that I already have with Direct. Dish offers 120+ channels, but it looks like a lot of them are music channels or channels i don't watch, so if I can get what we watch, at a much lower cost and no contract, I would be dumb not to. Maybe I can get hubby to buy a MLB pkg for Christmas. ;)
  2. Hulu Plus Live has it. We started going through the channels we usually watch, and the only one in question is the one we watch baseball on. There is a game tonight so I will be able to see if it streams or not. If so, we will probably go with it. It is a LOT less expensive, and I like the ability to watch it anywhere...not just at home.
  3. We are in a valley, so antennae doesn't really work unfortunately.
  4. Never actually heard of this. I will have to look into it. Our big thing is that we are Kansas City Royals fans, and watching the games is our extent of entertainment. We don't go out to eat much, or spend on things like that, so we can justify having cable because of that. Dish recently removed Fox Sport KC from their lineup, which means we can't watch the games if they are blacked out in our area on the Fox Midwest. That isn't something we really want to budge on. :)
  5. We have had Direct for quite a few years now, and they have always been good about having packages that are affordable once our current promotion is up. This time around, they are flat out not giving a damn about retaining a loyal customer. I have looked at DIsh, which is comparable in price, but want to know if anyone has used streaming services instead? I see Hulu + Live Tv is an alternative many people go with, and that looks like a good option. I considered Sling, but that doesn't include local channels. Has anyone used any of the streaming services and been happy with them. Our TV viewing usually consists of sports, the home type shows, local news, and things that are on the history channel.
  6. Our Aussie pup was a barker. That in turn, makes our Chi mix bark. When Jukka would be barking at every little thing, we started standing by him, and in an even tone, saying “quiet”. If he would immediately quiet, we gave him a treat or praise. Then we’d say “What’s that? What do you hear?” We would allow him to have interest in what he was barking at, but in a calmer state. It only took him a couple days to put two and two together. It’s not to say that he never barks now, but the “quiet” command in an even tone, will make him stop barking most of the time.
  7. My sons are 23 and 27 and neither have drank. As far as they say now, they don't plan to. We have had too many people around us that don't know how to drink in moderation, and my kids have seen the results of that. While we are churchgoers, their decision to not drink isn't because of their religion. I personally don't drink because my father, then my stepfather, both have no will power when it comes to alcohol. My husband used to drink, but our kids never saw it. He has been sober for many years, so they just haven't seen it as a thing in our house. Thankfully none of my kids give a rip about being followers, so they never cared to do it just because everyone else does.
  8. As soon as I gave all mine away, I found out I was expecting my now 17 year old. 😆
  9. I have one big one that sits in the back of my minivan. I bring the used ones back out and stick them inside the big one. Otherwise I forget them when I need them.
  10. Our crazy Aussie pup Jukka. Just turned 5 months. Crazy as ever. Our Lab mix Luna is our epileptic rescue. She found us four years ago. Whoever decided to dump her doesn’t know what they threw away. She’s the sweetest dog ever. And Lucky is an almost 10 year old Chihuahua mix that belonged to my father in law. When he passed last year, we took in Lucky. He was almost 17 pounds and not doing well. A year later he’s down 5 lbs and doing awesome. We have a 13 year old cat too, but he hates us unless he’s getting fed, so I can never get a picture of him.
  11. I get it, but that's not me anymore. Partly because I have all brothers, and partly because of domestic abuse in my first marriage. Now I have an "eff it, you won't mess with me" attitude. ;) Before we moved, one of our church members and one of the local officers were instructors for karate and they did lower cost classes for people that couldn't afford a lot. They did self defense classes for women, and some of the ladies were afraid to do what they said. Seeing how one was an officer, I can see why, but was an adrenaline rush to figure out how to roll him over my back and onto the ground. ;) As big men, they could have been intimidating, but instead they worked to empower the women in the class, and make them more confident in defending themselves.
  12. My father in law made that choice last fall. He got very sick, very suddenly, and it was found to be cancer. He made the choice to accept no treatment. We lost him within less than three months. Same with my Grandma in 2016. She found out she had cancer on June 9, and we lost her before July 4th. With FIL it was a little easier to accept, because we visited up the evening he passed. My grandmother only allowed her daughter (a nurse) to visit and be with her. Other than the pastor, she didn't want anyone to see her so sick. It still bothers me that I never got to say goodbye other than over the phone, but it was her choice.
  13. It requires scrubbing the first time, but the absolute best cleaner I have found is a half and half mix of blue Dawn dish soap and white vinegar. We moved into an older house, and the tub had all sorts of hard water and soap scum stains. We tried every commercial cleaner out there and none of them did much. Someone told me about the Dawn and vinegar mixture, and I figured it couldnt hurt to try. I sprayed it on and left it a couple hours. I used a brush and a plastic scrubber thing, and I was amazed at how clean my tub got. Now I just spray it on one a week or so, and do a quick scrub over the tub and shower walls, and it stays pretty clean.
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