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Re: Another OT

Humidity is no problem here in the winter. I have an old percolater
(guts are long gone) that I keep a pot of tea going all my waking hours
on low heat.

I drink gallons of hot tea in the winter.  Keeps it fairly hydrated, that and the plants.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@clubhouse-designs.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 20 Nov 2003 02:21:35 -0500

>Does that work?  Have no experience of that as we have oil fired hot
>water heat, but have often wondered if those systems actually work
>well?  When it gets really bad at our house, I'm reduced to boiling
>water to add some humidity to the air - you should see my Rube
>Goldberg set up for doing this:-)
>Thanks re: when turpenhydrate/codeine went away.  Lordy!  How can it
>be that long ago?  Agree it is way too bad it was removed as it was
>the absolutely most effective item for bad coughs from colds. 
>Sometimes, I do tend to think our paternalistic society goes
>overboard protecting us from ourselves:)
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> Marge -
>> I had an April Air installed with my new furnce to try to keep the
>> up during winter.
>> The last time I was able to get turpenhydrate w/codeine was about
>> Long before that it had been removed from the otc shelves and you
>had to
>> request and sign for it, although it was not a prescription.  The
>reason, as
>> I understand it is that druggies were buying up lots of it to
>extract the
>> codeine.  There has never been anything since that works as well
>IMO.  It
>> tasted so horrible you'd never get addicted to it, but it knocked
>you out
>> cold so you could get some rest and relief from the coughing.
>> Kitty
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