I have some questions for you. At first you might think I am copying Black Sheeped's Friday questions (and by the way, have you noticed she's moved to a new url?), but you see, HERS are fun questions about YOU, whereas MINE involve information I need to extract from your brains for my own personal benefit. If you know the answers to any of these, GIVE IT.
1) How much do braces cost these days? Rob has a significant overbite. I'm hoping some of you have kids in braces now and can give me an idea of financial planning here. I guess braces cost more for some situations than for others, but even a RANGE would be helpful. And also: I keep hearing that orthodontists are now doing "pre-braces" work for thousands of dollars in addition to the thousands of dollars braces already cost, but I don't get it. I don't need the 100% Most Excellent of Possible Excellence here, I just want his teeth straightened like I had mine straightened: wait for the 12-year molars to come in, then put braces on the teeth THE END. I don't want to add years to the process, though I can certainly see why the orthodontists would.
2) What's good for removing candle soot? My nice scented candles have turned on me; it seems like it was all of a sudden, but actually we've been noticing little smudgies for weeks and just hadn't connected it to the candles. The soot is kind of greasy (or, duh, probably WAXY) and it's in a fine layer on the plastic high chair, the white-painted cupboards, the plastic chairs and plastic toys, even the plastic cups that were in the cupboard. Candle smoke must be particularly attracted to plastic? Or maybe particularly visible on plastic?
3) Do those candle warmers really work? Do they use up the scent faster or slower than if you burn the candle the regular way? Do they spread out the scent as well as burning does? Are you then left with a scentless candle at the end? I have several huge boxes of scented candles that I bought to make myself feel happier, and now I am feeling LESS HAPPY IN RE THEM.
4) How do I make my blog post titles clickable? [Edit: I THINK Paul has fixed this for me. Let's see, now, if it breaks something else on the site.] My Swistle: Baby Names site has this: you can click the title of any post and it takes you to that post's own url, with the comments shown underneath it. My main Swistle site does not. WT? I've been through all the settings and can't see where this would be.
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...