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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturdays Servive

Remember when I told you that you could mail something without putting it in an envelope if it weighed under 13 ounces? This was about 2 inches or less in diameter - a sealed little wash cloth- with Scooby Doo on it - mailed it to Ohio just like that and it made it!





Here are some cute labels for school that Angela sent me.
Cute labels for school from Angela at West Virginia Treasures.






First For Women Magazine from Cheri at Chez Cheri

1.  IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, UP TO 20% OF AMERICANS WILL EAT CONTAMINATED FOOD.  A cup of frozen yogurt a day containing probiotics will help - by keeping the colon healthy to fight it - it will reduce the risk 33%.  Has to have live and active cultures - like Stoneyfield, Edy's, or Dreyers.     

2.  To make meat tender for grilling/cooking - brew one cup of tea and add to marinate for 30 minutes.  The teach will bread down the tannins in the meat.

3.  Sunburns - use milk.  It is cool, the fat is an emollient, and it reduces inflammation.


MUST READ, EVEN IF YOU DON'T OWN A CAR.  THIS TRUE.  WHEN YOU GO GET GAS - LOOK AT THE WARNINGS THERE.
Safety Alert!
Here are some reasons why we don't allow cell phones in operating areas, propylene oxide handling and storage area, propane, gas and diesel refueling areas.

The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fueling operations

In the first case, the phone was placed on the car's trunk lid during fueling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump.

In the second, an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refueling their car!

And in the third, an individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang while they were fueling their car.

You should know that: Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes


Mobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition

Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fueling lawn mowers, boat, etc.

Mobile phones should not be used, or should be turned off, around other materials that generate flammable or explosive fumes or dust, (I.e., solvents, chemicals, gases, grain dust, etc...)

TO sum it up, here are the Four Rules for Safe Refueling:
1) Turn off engine
2) Don't smoke

3) Don't use your cell phone - leave it inside the vehicle or turn it off
4) Don't re-enter your vehicle during fueling
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Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of 'static electricity' at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires.

His results were very surprising:

1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women.

2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When finished, they went back to pull the nozzle out and the fire started, as a result of static.

3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.

4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.

5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas

6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges.

7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was re-entered and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulted in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station, and to the customer.

8) Seventeen fires occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.

Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while filling it with gas.
If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while the gas is pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE METAL, before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from your body will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.
 


 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - that goes a long with mobile phones:



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46 comments:

Sandra said...

cell phones in use while driving and that includes talking/texting are one of my hot buttons. the people here do it all the time, we don't have laws, i can's say how many times hubby and I have almost been hit head on by cell phone talkers yesterday bob was about in road rage because a cop in front of him was chatting on a cell phone driving 20 in a 40 mph no passing doulbe yellow lines road. i hope some day they will ban cell phones in cars

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Sounds like good, solid advice.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great info Sandie! I am so careful when fueling my car...great info about the cell phones. hugs, Linda

The Jones Family said...

Wow, very important safety information today. I had heard that about cell phones catching fire at the gas pump, but not with the reasons and details you provided. Thanks. Hope you have a great weekend!

Marti said...

Good reminders. Have a great weekend.

Shelly said...

Wow- those cell phone warnings are eye openeers!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Sandie. Gosh, I would never think of getting back into my car whilst still re-fuelling! That was really important stuff about the mobile phones though. I know that I answered mine inside the car at the petrol station once, and I could see the girl frantically waving at me from the kiosk. I had often wondered why you couldn't use your phone - now I know, and shall be ultra-careful! Enjoy your weekend my friend.

Beth said...

Great safety info today. thank you!

Paula said...

You always have such good info. and reminders. We all need that from time to time.

EM Illustrator said...

Great advise today! What can really be so important that you need to text in the car?! I've been in a few incidents here just walking on the streets. People are walking and not looking where they're going because they're so busy texting or doing something with their phone. At one time there was a lady, and she was walking straight towards me, and of course she wasn't looking. When I was in front of her I stopped just to see her reaction. She was looking up eventually and said...sorry sorry...I just couldn't help but laughing to myself.
Enjoy your weekend!

Kim said...

Great advice. That last picture is so scary.

Modern Day Disciple said...

OK, that scooby facecloth looks like art! That is so cool! Hi, my dear friend!
When I learned the cell phone thing a while back I was like WHAT? completely freaked me out since I always talked on my phone while pumping gas! Yikes. Hugs!

Wanda's Wings said...

Good info. I never knew getting back into the car was so dangerous.

Dolores said...

Oh my, you gave me some mighty good advice about some things I do and didn't realize they were dangerous. I don't use my cell phone when gassing up, but I do get back in the car. I won't do that anymore.
Thanks and happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the reminder on the cell phones and re-entering your vehicle while pumping gas. i've been guilty of both.

Susannah said...

Pretty scary!!!! Thanks for the information. I will be passing it along to friends and family. Hope you have a great Saturday...do something you like to do!

Dee said...

scary about pumping gas...what about your passengers. I think I may get out and buy gum or something when Frank pumps gas from now on.

LoLy said...

Thank you for all these amazing tips :D

XoXo
http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

My gosh!! Have never heard about using cell phones while refueling!!! Sending this info. to my girls!!!

SweetMarie said...

I know about the yogurt, but I need to actually do it. We are aware of the cell phones at gas pumps and I am constantly reminding my son! I wish they would ban the use of cell phones while driving! People need to pull over and park to use a phone! Great stuff Sandie!

Shug said...

lots of wisdom today...I'll be passing it on...
Have a good weekend..
Shug

Love Of Quilts said...

Cell phones are dangerous! I have read this before but am going to copy it and share with my friends and family again.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Thanks. I didn't know the dangers of getting back in the car while the gas was pumping.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I did not realize this! wow!! thank you for this new information...i will also pass tihs along!

Belle said...

Thank you so much for sharing about the fires and cell phones. My daughters are always on the phone. I will share this with them. Also, I appreciate the meat tenderizer!

A Quiet Corner said...

I've knew that using cell phones at gas stations is a BIG NO NO but never heard of milk for sunburn...I eat a yogurt nearly every morning...Greek...LOVE them!...:)JP

Nonnie said...

Yogurt every day. Thanks for all the tips. Crazy people driving and texting.

jack69 said...

Good stuff and timely warnings. the fumes of gas is VERY EASY to ignite. Okay, so you actually mailed a glob, neat. I wanted it try it but was not sure what to send. hahaha

Take care and have a great weekend.
From the Catskills.

Miss Debbie said...

Thanks for the info!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow! Important information, Sandie. Thanks so much.

Susan said...

Honest to God, Sandie, I didn't know a cell phone could cause a fire at a gas station. Thanks for that info. Also, for the info on not re-entering the car. Wow wow wow I'd better pay more attention! Susan

Ann said...

good information to know. how many times do we do these things without even thinking about it.

The Boston Lady said...

I'm always so careful when I fill up at the gas station, but let me tell you what I saw one day... A guy pulled up, left his car running, was talking on his cell phone AND smoking! I kid you not. I was so afraid, as was the guy pumping right behind me, that we didn't even fill up the tanks and just left. The guy wouldn't listen to us or the attendant yelling at him over the intercom from the safety of his "bomb" shelter. It was the craziest thing I have seen at a gas station. So although those warning seem redundant, there are people who need reminding, apparently! I thought it was common sense! Ann

Buttercup said...

Oh boy, something new to worry about. I'm still back on eat frozen yogurt with probiotics. I guess I will be adding frozen yogurt to my shopping list. Have a sweet Sunday!

Alice Arthigton said...

interesting tidbit on the milk on sun burns. must be messy to put it on the burn though

SquirrelQueen said...

I am a yogurt fan already, both refrigerated and frozen. It is also a good source of calcium.

Static electricity at gas stations can be a problem. In the winter I touch the car before reaching for the gas nozzle. This takes care of the problem.

I am fairly certain the cell phone thing is an urban legend that has gotten out of hand.

My Journey With Candida said...

I don't like cell phones. My Hubs makes me have one so he can reach me when he needs me,,.. and I admit. They do come in handy sometimes.... BUT do we really need to drive down the street and talk to everyone? I will NOT talk on mine when I drive. It takes all my concentration just to drive.

Great post Sandie!

laurie said...

wow, thats amazing about the cell phones, I never heard that before,
I really like that magazine called First, its great!
For some reason I keep losing you off my blog list, isn't that weird, I had to put your blog on my book marks, I hope you are well and have a great Sunday!

Rose said...

Great Post.

Hugs, Rose

TARYTERRE said...

My daughter is a microbiologist and she worries about food contamination all the time. Scary some of the things you learn. I never text and drive. Good advice, for sure.

SavannahGranny said...

Sandi, Great post filled with excellent information for all of us. You know how I feel about texting and driving. My daughter still suffers the effects of the crash she was in, caused by the other driver texting. He never looked up or applied brakes. This is live changing or life extinguishing.
Thanks for sharing this life saving messages.
xo Ginger

SavannahGranny said...

Now following by email. I thought I looked for that link before. Guess I missed it. That is the easiest way for me to stay in touch. I'm getting too old here. Love to you, Ginger

barbara l. hale said...

Good advice! Here in our area, because of volume, it is not possible to put the gas pump on and get back in the car. I guess that's a good thing in more ways than one.

Jim said...

Glad you posted the picture of the silly guy who was driving while texting (DWT). It is hard, even when one knows the keyboard without looking. I tried it one day to see how hard it was. VERY HARD.

Did you know that Americans eat over 10 pounds of dirt a day? How many? [6.580 sextillion tons to be exact]
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Angela said...

Cell phones are the downfall of man! People are so addicted to their phones and would rather be looking at their phones than looking at God's beauty all around them. They also ignore the people they are with to chat with the ones they aren't with. Rude! I am so glad that I just have a pay as you go phone that I only use in emergencies. I don't text at all so you don't have to worry about me texting and driving which is now against the law in the state of West Virginia!

KC said...

Thank you for sharing the link for the school labels. They're lovely!

Also love the fact that you can mail something small without putting it in an envelope.

Love to you, and God bless!