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  1. Because you're investing your time and energy helping me, I'll give you some context. My daughter is making a piano recital program. We're trying to use a painting of hers, but with a grand piano now in it. We don't want to actually paint the piano onto the original painting. So I took a photo of her painting and put that in a word doc and now I'm trying to get a grand piano onto it. (without a white box around it which screams 'imposter!') In Paint, it looks cropped to shape, but when I copy to Word, the cropped piano still has a white box around it. Arrrgghh. Ooh, I just had an idea! Maybe I'll print a little grand piano, trim it with actual real life scissors (I know how to use those!) and lay it over her painting and take a photo. I think that may work.
  2. I've worked out how to manually crop around the image in Paint, but when I try to paste it to Word, it's now a dodgily-cropped piano in a big white rectangle 😣 Thank you. I needed the pep talk 👍
  3. Or maybe there's a search term I can use to find Google images where the image is only its shape and not a rectangle with a white background? 🤔
  4. I'm hoping someone tech-savvy here can help me out. I'm trying to work out how to superimpose an image over an existing image in a Word document. The one that is being superimposed needs to be trimmed down as close to its shape as possible, so that it looks like it's part of the original image. Any help will be appreciated. ETA: My daughter is making a piano recital program. We're trying to use a painting of hers, but with a grand piano now in it. We don't want to actually paint the piano onto her original painting. So I took a photo of her painting and put that in a word doc and now I'm trying to get a grand piano onto it.
  5. I wish I could help, but I honestly don't really know. I do know that cinnamon is reasonably common in baked goods, and like you said, Indian foods, but I'm not enough in the know to even know what else could be an issue. Can you think of any examples of products and we can have a look at our labels for you?
  6. Unless my daughter really gets into it, I kind of doubt we'll be doing any labs. She's mostly keen to just read some great books. Actually, any true crime types of books would probably interest her. I just ordered Steve Sheinkin's Lincoln's Grave Robbers. Thanks heaps for your help @cintinative. I really appreciate the links.
  7. @cintinative Were you the one who put together a forensics unit? I wish I could find the old thread that I started aaaagggeees ago. We never got to forensics, instead opting for psychology. But my daughter is still keen to just do some reading in forensics. She particularly likes case studies. Do you have any suggestions? She's a mature 13 and isn't squicked out easily. Have you used this book by any chance? https://www.amazon.com/Forensic-Casebook-Science-Crime-Investigation/dp/0345452038 If anyone has any suggestions of interesting forensics reads, I'd appreciate your input.
  8. I've considered masks too, because one of my daughters has a respiratory illness. Today is looking a bit clearer up here. I hope it's improving in your area today too. The news reports are shocking.
  9. Thank you, but we're really in no danger. No fires are close to us. The air is pretty horrible everywhere. It seems worse at night, when the air finally cools a bit and sinks.
  10. Thank you for thinking of us. I'm a bit further up the east coast than the worst fires, but we currently have fires to the north, south and west of us. East is the Pacific Ocean. We're in no danger, but the air is a thick dusty smokey haze. It's just the perfect recipe for bushfires here at the moment: hot, dry and windy.
  11. My father was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 77, just last year. He has always been fit, trim and active and with no other health conditions. No type 2, no autoimmune issues, nothing. Just like you, it followed the flu. My father was hospitalised for the flu and a few months later he was diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic. The doctors said it was VERY unusual to be diagnosed Type 1 at his age, and they said their best guess was that the flu led to his hyperstimulated immune system attacking his pancreas. My father has adapted well to being insulin-dependent, and really, considering how acutely unwell he was, Type 1 diabetes was a 'good' diagnosis. They really thought he most likely had pancreatic cancer. I hope you find a treatment plan that works for you. All the best.
  12. In a different setting I would have absolutely thought that this was a possible explanation, but this was a teeny tiny deserted school, not a big campus with other things going on. Oh wow, it would have been super awesome to have a whole cast of flippered performers waddling through 😄
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