Q. Sometimes I get my shirt buttons in the wrong button holes so that I end up with one side of my shirt front hanging down below the other. What can I do about this?

- Ralph, Pine Cove

A. There’s nothing much you can do except wear it that way; otherwise, you’d have to unbutton the whole thing and start over. 

Q. Seems like every time I take my socks out of the dryer there’s one missing. Where do they go?

– Judy, Idyllwild

A. Nobody knows where these socks go or how they get there. I lost one that way once and it turned up in a bottle on Pismo Beach.