North Waterford Church has hundreds of puzzles to lend

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The North Waterford Congregational Church in North Waterford has over 300 puzzles which we are ready to loan to anyone who wishes to borrow them.

There are no restrictions on who borrows the puzzles, how long they are kept, or how many are removed.

Puzzles include every topic you can imagine and range from 100 to 3,000 pieces. These are all community donations.

The church is on Route 35 across from the famous Melby Market. It is open every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., depending on the weather. We ask that you mask yourself when you enter. If that time doesn’t work for you, call me at 583-2822 and we can arrange a time for you to come.

I love your column and I read it every day. —Milly, North Waterford

TO RESPOND: Oh Milly, it makes my heart sing! In these times, we need to think outside the box to help each other be entertained. What a great thing the church has provided to the community. I know so many people who love puzzles and I hope other communities will take this idea and build on it!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Does your Rolodex have information on companies that repair live DVRs, especially Tablo OTA DVRs? — No name, no city

TO RESPOND: I have no information about these devices. For those who don’t know, an OTA DVR is just an antenna DVR. Like a regular DVR, it has an input for your TV source (just plug in the antenna where the cable would go), then it writes what it records to a hard drive, allowing you to access the this recording and play it on demand. Pretty smooth, as long as they work properly!

Let’s send this SOS to Sun Spots Land to see if another reader knows how to help. During this time, I found a support website:

This site has forums and blogs with frequently asked questions. You can also email them to create a job ticket through their online form or you can call them Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1-844-822-5688. The company also posts several handy tips on Facebook and YouTube if you’re a social media user. They say they will get back to you within one business day. I would say that is good service. Let us know how things go. It’s no fun not watching our favorite shows, especially on those long, dark nights.

DEAR SUNS: I brought in my potted geraniums just before the first frosts and put them in a sunny spot. They did well at first, but now they are long and not blooming as vigorously. I don’t want to lose them. Is it too late to do something to keep them looking good? — Patsy, no town

TO RESPOND: A local greenhouse will be happy to help with details, but I also bring my geraniums indoors in the winter and let them do their thing. The key is to have them in a sunny spot but away from any heat sources. Just keep removing dead leaves and flowers and don’t let them get too dry.

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