I got some terrific advice today regarding Home Remedies. I have firmly believed in Home Remedies since the days when my mother used to make me hot lemonade from REAL lemons) and slather my neck and chest with Vicks Vaporub followed with a flannel rag wrapped around my neck and secured with a huge diaper- sized pin. I have added Echinacea, Ester-C in high doses, mild salt water drops for nasal passages and also for gargling and so far I have defeated many a "headcold" and skipped over the nasty stages of unmentionably icky drainage from sinus cavities plus the night-time coughing. So I firmly believe in good Home Remedies. But today’s advice was a bit out of the ordinary but I shall pass it on anyway. 1. A set mouse trap, placed on top of an alarm clock, will keep you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you press the "snooze" button. 2. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxative, and you won’t dare cough. 3.Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink instead. (oh horrors!) 4. Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and you will forget about the toothache. 5. There are only two tools you need in life: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it is supposed to move and doesn’t, use WD-40; if it shouldn’t move and does, use Duct Tape. And finally: be really nice to your family and friends…..you never know when you might need them to empty your bedpan. That is really far from my Mom’s old Home Remedies but some of them are kind of sensible. I just hope BuffaloGuy doesn’t find out about the toilet seat one.