September 09, 2010 - Msg 80740: Hello once again, my fellow Porchsters!

Yeesh....what a week! First off, let me say I hope all is well with you all! Went to Arkansas to see mom and g'ma from Friday til' Monday. Was a good visit, but my mother came down with shingles and was in a lot of pain. She managed to keep a smile and enjoy good food and conversation, but sometimes, she would just wince. She has been to the doc and he prescribed her some meds for it.
Then it was basically back to the grind....I had to catch my lawn because it rained heavy just before we left, so I had to just wait until I got back. Back to research, back to life, yadda, yadda. LOL!
I made a huge announcement regarding the Quantrill project I am working on to all of my contacts today. Myself and the Gentry Public Library are going to make the "Quantrill Special Collections Research" a hybrid of education and information you get at both a special collections AND a Presidential museum or historical museum. In other words, we will offer lesson plans, teacher resources, educational programs, forums and so on. Usually an established museum, home, historical site or whatever will have this kind of educational platform. We are attempting to do it from the library itself. LOTS, and I mean LOTS of work to be done!

Well folks, better get back at it. I saw MDC's APB for me and I am now accounted for again.

Have a great day, everyone!

John Masters

September 09, 2010 - Msg 80741: I forgot to add....

Folks, this is a very special and worthwhile project for the Gentry Library. If any of you are Quantrill enthusiasts, guerrilla enthusiasts or have any information on the Quantrill subject including Missouri Confederates, Union soldiers that fought him, or ANY, ALL AND EVERYTHING to do with Quantrill, I would love to hear from you and could use any donations I could get. I could post a "promo" right here with y'all's permission to what I need or I could post my email.

JM

September 09, 2010 - Msg 80742:
JM- welcome back! I know some about Nathan Tibbs but not much about Quantrill, sorry. (:
There was also the battle of mayberry. ha
Just one word of caution on the email address. It's ok to post but it is best to "disguise" it
like writing out "at" instead of @. That way robo-searchers cant pick it up, and i'm sure you get enough junk mail already.
Asa- wow, snow! amazing. As to the subject you mentioned, I have some strong thoughts, but will refrain here. I think I have your email and may send my input there.
But I will say, "we defy the mafia!' (:
MDC


September 09, 2010 - Msg 80743:
"How do you do Mrs. WI-lee"

September 09, 2010 - Msg 80744:
Hey Folks

John Masters-Good see you. Your project sounds exciting. I have know of the Tibbs and Quantrill but I'm sure I could add nothing to what you all ready know.

Asa-As for the guy in FLA, to me, he seems like a little man with little thoughts. That's the great thing about the internet, we're all giants now.

Rev-Great to see ya check in.
(Now there's a Preacher)

Peace,
auh2o

September 09, 2010 - Msg 80745: Hey, porch! Just running' by on my way back to work. Worked last night, slept today, now back for twelve more. Argh.

Asa, congrats on passing that re-certification. I've got a bunch of those coming up too, if I stay where I am, along with some new ones. I still believe the hospital is making a big mistake in what they're trying to force through. It won't work, and all they're going to accomplish is to prove that to be true, and will lose a lot of experienced staff in the process. Oh well. I've been looking for something else to do for a while now, so maybe this is God giving me a nudge.

About the proposed action by the guy in Florida, I think it's ill-advised, and is just playing right into their hands. Never give your adversary a rallying point, a cause, and that's exactly what he's proposing to do. Besides, it's not, I think, what Jesus would do.

MDC, you asked earlier "what's a fatima?" Well, I have that 9-foot beach umbrella out by the pond, with lengths of PVC pipe sunk in the ground at strategic spots, so I can drop the pole into them to support the thing. It provides shade and helps keep the water from getting so hot and (I hope) slows the algae growth just a little. Anyway, when collapsed down, it looks for all the world like a Muslim woman in a burqa standing out there. It has one of those little extra pieces over the top, that covers a vent and allows wind to blow through a little instead of picking it up. Well, anyway, because of its appearance, I named it Fatima. Mine is blue, but our local Corner Bakery restaurants have them over their outdoor tables, in black, and that's where I first noticed their appearance. I know, I'm a little nutty.

Well, gotta go. I have to leave for work in a half hour, and am still sitting here in my nightgown! (I know, now you'll have to work all evening to get that image out of your mind! Sorry.) See you folks tomorrow, after I get a few hours of sleep. Blessings! --Romeena

September 09, 2010 - Msg 80746:
Night porch family.....Jesus loves you!
-REV.

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80747:
Wow, I can't get a quote-a-thon started for nothing! ha
Friends, this month is the 50th Anniversary of the very first episode! Come on gang, over on facebook they drop quote after funny quote!
Sure, things in the world are bad, strange, and wierd all at the same time, but a TAGS quote
brings a smile. Humor me. (Pun intended)ha
"But pa, aunt bee cant leave, who will teach her baseball and ..."
I do love tags!
Sweet dreams,
MDC


September 10, 2010 - Msg 80748:
Private: "Gomer, I think you got the sarge a little sore at ya."
Gomer: "I sure hope not. He's a nice feller, but he is a might touchy. But
that could be 'cause he's got an ingrown toenail or he coulda' had his hair
cut this-mornin' and them little hairs is ticklin' his neck - ya never know
what makes a man edgy."



September 10, 2010 - Msg 80749: Morning porch. Well, MDC, it seems like that pastor in Florida is flip-floppin'. Seems he is planning a trip to New York today to see if he can convince the imam there to move the mosque...this thing is just dragging out forever. I'll be glad when its over...hope this year's anniversary of 9/11 doesn't prove deadly to Americans abroad (and here).

Terrible about the natural gas explosion near San Fransisco! Those poor people had been complaining about the smell of gas for three weeks before things finally went, "Bloo-y" (there's a quote from The Loaded Goat for you, MDC). Prayers for those affected, either killed, injured or losing homes. Our nation is really hurting in many ways right now.

Boo

"Uncle Nat! What are you doin' here?!"

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80750: Gomer: "I smell gas.."

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80751: Happy Friday morning friends.

Sorry Boo, but I just gotta say it. A cool morning here. 44 degrees. It would have been even cooler but some clouds came in and gave us a blanket. High today will be 65.

Auh20, I wish I could have seen that truck you mentioned. But I didn't. And I have to agree with you and Romeena concerning the Pastor there in Florida. As Andy said "he shouldn't do that". It is provoking people, and it sounds like possibly putting our troops in even greater danger. I hope he will walk away from this idea. Likewise, I hope the iman will in an act of good faith, elect to propose to build the mosgue elsewhere. I agree the consti-tution gives you the right to do what both these fellers are wanting to do. But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Right? Anyway, I have spoken on the matter and that closes the debate. (hee hee hee)

I hope you pass all your re-certifications Ro. We seem to share that I have noticed. Anymore you need a certificate to go potty it seems like in my job. And ever thing I have has to be redone every few years. And some of them are pretty intense to get certified in, like this last one. They are picky as all get out on the "procedures". But I'm sure it's needed. And I get paid to do it. And I'm just grateful to have a job right now.

Hey John Masters. Sorry, I ain't ept on the things you are asking about. I do see you guys host the Chargers on Monday night. I'll wish you good luck on that one, and when you play Denver. Oh and if you play Dallas also. Of course there will be two times a year when we will be bitter enemies. HA!

Well better go put this cetification to use. I'm official now. The verification won't show up in the mail for a few days, but It's still official. But I ain't fixing no stop sign until I get the official verification from the County in the mail!

Asa

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80752:
WooHoo, thanks for the quotes! Ring a ding ding!

ERNEST T: No coffee, tea or punch, thAnk you.
ANDY: That's fine, Ernest T, that's fine, but you're talkin' through your nose.
ERNEST T: I know. I do that on purpose, so I can talk whilest I eat.

Ya all have a good day. God bless America. United We Stand.
MDC



September 10, 2010 - Msg 80753: Yay! Way to go, Asa!

Prayers for Spot's Daddy. He should be having that ol' kidney stone blasted right about now. Hope all goes well for him.

Amen to that, MDC. God Bless America!

Y'all take care. I'll have Miss Laci this weekend,so will check in when she lets me!
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possum under a rock

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80754:
FLOYD: Here's that article. Did you know that the Dingo Dog is indigenous to Australia?
ANDY: What's a Dingo Dog?
FLOYD: I don't know, but it's indigenous to Australia.


September 10, 2010 - Msg 80755: I love you too, Asa. It's 94 degrees here with a humidity of 90%. grrr.

Hey Possum, I will have little Emily for the evening so I will be staying busy, too. Have fun.

Boo


September 10, 2010 - Msg 80756: Evening Family:
So glad to rock for a while and get caught up on the postings.
Congratulations - ASA - That education was worth every penny!!!
Spot= praying for your dad.
Hey there Boo. Long time no see.
Possum- I miss our little chats. Hope all is well..
Hey, to all the others. Have a good weekend. YEA FRIDAY FINALLY CAME!!! ~New Neighbor

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80757: Good afternoon, porch! I got a little nap when I got home from work. I say a "little" nap, because the phone woke me three times, but each call was something I needed or wanted to know, so am not complaining. I'm off tonight, so it really doesn't matter. My bunco group meets and plays tonight, and there's no danger of getting sleepy when that wild bunch gets together. You would think twelve mostly-over-60 women wouldn't be very rowdy, but you'd be wrong. We do have fun!

My little lady hummingbird has been such fun to watch. She flits around the yard, from flower to flower, and then circles by the feeder and really tanks up. Actually, there are two of them, but I usually just see one at a time. Whenever they're both out there, there's a big old fight. Precious little things - they just must be among God's favorite creations.

Well, I'm off to the shower, and then off to pick up Eloise and go to bunco. I've looked forward to it all week! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

Otis - "I've come to fill my vase!"



September 10, 2010 - Msg 80758:
FLOYD: People are always talking about the weather but nobody does anything
about it.(Pause).You know who said that?.....Calvin Coolidge said that.
ANDY: No Floyd, Calvin Coolidge didn't say that. Mark Twain said that.
FLOYD: Are you sure Mark Twain didn't get that from Calvin Coolidge?
ANDY: No Floyd. Mark Twain lived before Calvin Coolidge.
FLOYD: OH!...Well, he couldn't have gotten it from him then. Well what did Calvin
Coolidge say?
ANDY: I don't know, Floyd.
FLOYD: I KNOW, he said, 'I choose not to run'. I knew he had to say something or
he wouldn't have been President.


September 10, 2010 - Msg 80759:
Andy & Barney discussing Ernest T.

BARNEY: Well, you won't listen to me you won't listen to your old dad. All I have to do is give him a couple of karate chops, flip him into a corner and he'd get up and head back for the mountains, never to be seen again.

ANDY: He'd kill you.

Man-o-man, I love that one!
auh2o

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80760: MDC, it's not that you can't start a quote-a-thon for nothin', as you put it. In my own case I just don't have time to be on here that much, but you know I almost always include a quote!
Barney: "You see, Opie, it ain't the materialistic things in life that makes a person rich. There's love and friendship. That can make a person rich."
- Hazel

September 10, 2010 - Msg 80761: Amen Barney.

Wonder how Ro is doing at Bunco?? Probably whoopin' up on some old lady. ;-)

Emily did great tonight...she and erin played in the water outside mostly. At age 3 she is getting alot easier and funny! She is the cutest little girly thing but this voice comes out of her that sounds like an old smoker. Deep and hoarse...so funny and I can't understand about half of what she says.

It was 95 stinikin' degrees here today and I've had enough of it! Its time for a break.

Better get to bed. Remember to pray for our nation as we face another 9/11 anniversary and with so much unrest over this thing with the Quran burning, pray for safety of Americans everywhere.

Boo

"You would show up today, Otis! About one loaded goat at a time is all we can handle!"

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80762: Well gang sorry about the no post yesterday...and thanks for the prayers for Pop...he went through the surgery just fine...Blasted The stone...will now just have to wait and see if he passes it..but he is a little sore but thats ok by him with College Football today and Pro"s tomorrow he and a bowl of "Pop" corn will suit him just fine...ok ...hey NN,Possum,Boo,auh2o,Asa,MDC,Jm,Hm,maude,hazle and all......let me get some things going here at work and will read in just a bit....SPOT

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80763: Good morning, friends. No, Ro didn't "whoop up on some old lady." Ro got whooped up on. Here's how the "winnings" are awarded:

Most buncos - I had two someone else had three.
Most hands won - I had ten, someone else had fourteen.
Most hands lost - I had ten, someone else had thirteen. (Yep, I split the wins and losses right down the middle. Can't win that way!)
Bunco Baby (the one who had the last bunco) - someone else.
Wipe Out (drawing held between those who won nothing else) - won by someone else.

So, I came home empty handed, (sniff) but I had a lot of fun, enjoyed good food and even better fellowship, and came home feeling like a winner all around.

I went to bed about 10:30 for the first time in months, got up feeling good, and am now all duded up and about to go pick up Eloise and head for our grandsons' baseball games. One at 9:30, one at 12 noon. These games are always such fun, the kids are so cute in their little baseball uniforms, and they're just so serious about it all. A strike-out produces much thumping of the bat on the ground, thundercloud face, and droop-shouldered trudge back to the dugout. So cute, but grandmas dare not smile!

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

Aunt Bee - "Oh my! He WAS safe!" -- Exchange of conspiratorial looks, picture shredded, handshake follows.


September 11, 2010 - Msg 80764: Morning porch.
Certainly a day we will always remember with sadness. Prayers for all who were touched in some way by this dispicable act of cowardness. I had a distant cousin who was an off duty firefighter who was killed that day trying to do what he could to help. I know it's a day we would all love to forget, but I pray we never do. It should be a constant reminder that there are those who will go to any length to destroy us. We took this threat to lightly for to long and paid dearly for it. I would prefer to just stick my head in the sand and pretend all is fine and dandy in the world. But it's not. We live in troubling times. Our freedoms and our capatilistic way of life is being threatend it seems at every turn. We all need to be ever diligent in fighting for and protecting freedom for us, but more for our posterity. Our parents did it for us. Their parents did it for them. Will we do it for our children and grandchildren? I pray we will. I pray we have the fortitude. I pray we have the courage to make the tough desicions and sacrifices we are going to have to make to bring things back. Please, turn to God. Pray for strength. Seek His will for you in your life and act accordingly. I believe God is our only way out of this mess we are in. And I believe in miracles. And I believe He can and will be there for us, on a personal level, as well as a Nation, if we will humble ourselves, and turn our lives over to Him, and obey His commands. Pray about it friends. Please.

Spot, so glad your Dad is doing better with that blasted stone he has. (pun intended) I hope it all passes quick without to much discomfort.

Glad you had a fun time Ro. Good food, better fellowship. You just can't put a price tag on that.

Boo. 95 stinking degrees? That sounds much worse than just plain old 95 degrees. :) Hang in there. Winter is coming. (blah!)

Good to see you N.N. You getting things ready for winter? We ain't had a freeze in the vally yet, but it's been close the last two nights. Supposed to warm up next week though. Not 95 stinking degrees. More like mid 80's. (ha, just pickin at ya Boo)

Yes Hazel, you always include a TAGS quote in your posts. Your Mother was the same way. :)

Auh2o. Good to see you posting more. How's thangs up there in western New York?

Well better get going. Lots of yard work to do today. Only supposed to be 75 non stinking degrees. It should be nice.

Asa

One of my favorite Barney quotes.
"She only gives you two wings, and from a chicken thats done a lot of flying." lol

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80765: Lunch menu:Fried thin sliced Pork Chop sandwiches on texas toast,thin sliced fried potatoes,pork-n-beans,maude slaw,Sweet and un-swweet tea...Go Bulldogs and Ga Tech!..Rev will heat shrink you a plate and send it to you!...prayers ...SPOT

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80766: Thanks for that heartfelt plea. I am certainly trying to do just what you are asking and I agree that God is our hope. I had a good teaching moment with Sean and his friend, Josh this morning while we were watching footage of the events of 9/11...they were interested in what i was sharing with them and that is where we want to begin, sharing our memories and insights of that time with our children and grandchildren.

75 non-stinkin' degrees...you got that right, those are non-stinkin' for sure. Its 94 right now at 4:30pm and not a cloud in the sky. "UNCLE!!"

Boo

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80767: BTW, SPOT, I noticed the other night that you were trying to talk tome on facebook and wanted you to know that sometimes I have have the site up when I'm not sitting there in front of it. I don't want you to think that I don't want to talk to you.

Better git!

Boo

"Don't give him my Mr. Cookie Bar."

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80768:
Asa-I'll paraphrase Andy's answer to Barney's quote about love and friendship, and apply it to your's above:
"I don't think I've ever heard it said any better."
Today is quite an emotional day for me as it is also the third anniversary of my mother's passing.
God be with us!
You are good good people and I appreciate ya all!
MDC

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80769: Good evening, porch. Just got home from the ball games, which were followed by a late lunch at a great Mexican restaurant. The first game was at 9:30, the younger grandson's game. They trounced the other team, and Hudson played well. The next game was at 12:00 at the same complex, but a different field. By the time we got our little camp moved over there, it wasn't long until game time. This time we lost, but grandson Landry played well. Maybe not as well as he usually does, but still he did a good job. The big non-news is - it was HOT! Hotter than, well, it was HOT! 99 degrees and very high humidity. I drank a bottle of water out there, two glasses of water at the restaurant, and have a HUGE glass of tea working right now. Oh yes indeed, it was hot. Stinking hot!

Well, back to my tea. --Romeena



September 11, 2010 - Msg 80770: Good Evering.
this had ben a good day, mayit in the 80 degrees and now we are giting some rain.
boy can we uesd it everything is truning brown.

TOM


September 11, 2010 - Msg 80771: MDC, this is also the anniversary of the abduction and murder of a relative by marriage. Terrible, terrible thing. Its just a tough day for alot of people.

Boo

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80772: I agree, tough day all around. Although the weather is beautiful here, around 78 today, so it's a nice fall day. It's been dipping down to 42 or so during the nights though so some of my less-hardy stuff in the garden is starting to show some stress from the cold weather. Like my basil, and cucumbers, and some of my flowers. Won't be long and the whole garden will be pphhttt. Can't help thinking about that day, that awful day, when the terrorists attacked us. How surreal it all was, seeing it played out on the TV. What a terrible day, one we will never forget, nor should we ever forget it. I'm so proud to be an American.

"We're just plain, simple men fighting organized crime with raw courage; strong, determimed, rugged and fearless.
- Hazel

September 11, 2010 - Msg 80773: Hello all and have a Mayberry Day and weekend. Have not been on here for several years.
Frankie

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80774: This is a tough day for a lot of people it seems. MDC, Boo, 9/11.
When I have a bad day, and especially if it is just beginning, I try to remember, "This is a day that the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it."
Sometimes that is very hard to do, especially for me lately, but I do try to remember it, and even tougher, to live it.


Ro, I enjoyed your "fatima" story. :)

I agree with you all about that pastor from Florida. I mean, what good is doing something like that going to do? We all know who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks.
This would just help cement in some mis-guided person's minds of how intolerant and full of wackos Christianity is.

Well, better get to sleep. Have to work tomorrow as usual, and then church in the evening. Still need prayers, though. You know why.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80775: Hey, Frankie! I think I remember you. Welcome back!

-SH

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80776: Well here it is 3:30am and I am awake. Slept for a while but then just couldn't. I think I made the mistake of watching too many clips of 9/11 on the history channel before bed. Brought back alot of things I had forgotten about that day.

You know Sterling, before bed I was reading from the gospels about the Sermon on the Mount, specifically what Jesus was saying about loving one's enemies, doing good to them that persecute you. What really stood out to me was "Be merciful as your Heavenly Father is mericiful". True Christianity is the total opposite of evil, and light will always overcome darkness, mercy will overcome judgement, and love will overcome hate. When Jesus was crucified, he said, "Father forgive them..", so did Stephen when he became the first martyr for Christ. Our love and our prayers can do more than our judgement and arrogance could ever do, can't it? God bless you and your family.

Hello to Frankie. Don't be such a stranger.

Boo

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80777: Morning all...back at work till 6pm..will keep the Church lights on for yall....hey Boo,Hm,Possum,Sterling....Breakfast menu: 2 and half eggs yer way,3 and half slices of bacon,half of a patty of sausage,one and a half bisquits and tea spoon of gravy,quater slice of ham,half of a cup of coffee,and a half a cup of milk...ya know having to cut back....economy cut back ya know..hee hee...SPOT

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80778: Now spot, don't hand us that " economy" mess- you know good and well that you ate the other half of our breakfast already! Shame,shame on you! Ha Ha
*******************
possum under a rock

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80779: Good morning, friends. It would have been so easy to sleep in this morning, but I'm up. I'll make it to church, and I will be glad I did.

Frankie, is that you? Frankie Flynt?
Thank God that idiot out in Florida didn't go through with his threat. Someone needs to throw a butterfly net over him, along with old Phelps and his gang of thugs that go around terrorizing the mourners at funerals, all in the name of the Lord. Call me judgmental if you wish, but one day they will all hear those terrible words, "Depart from me, ye that work iniquity, for I never knew you!" People like that have carried "taking the name of the Lord in vain" to a new level. In the case of the book-burner, he got what he was seeking - he got his name in the news and the eyes of a nation were on him for a day or two. Here's my humble opinion, and then I'll say no more. When you have a big, spoiled, chip-on-the-shoulder brat (Islam) poised to have a tantrum at the drop of a hat, you gain nothing by constantly trying to appease him. Likewise, you don't go around poking him with a poinky stick, either. You handle him best with patience, firmness, calmly set limits, you don't give in to his demands (the Ground Zero mosque), and you are prepared to discipline if necessary, but you don't make the first move. You can bet, the Muslim world was just wishing and hoping and waiting for the book-burner to make his move. They would have been on us like white on rice. And so it will be if the Bait Mosque is built. OK, tick-a-lock! At least for me.

And now I'm off to church, to try to sharpen my ears toward God, soften my heart toward His enemies, and find that middle ground between militancy and complacency in my spirit. --Romeena

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80780: Oops! Sorry.
There, that should do it. --Romeena

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80781: Looks like I thought I had myself ">" when I really had a ")". When you leave it like that, the bold is gonna run on you, every time! --Romeena

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80782: I wonder what causes that...
- Hazel

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80783: I think it's the fallout..... --Romeena

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80784: Good Sunday everyone. Just stopping by for a minute. Been to Sunday school and church already. Came home and ate lunch and now doing a few chores.

A beautiful day on my end of the porch. Sure rained all day yesterday though.

Watching a little football on tv while I do laundy. TN Titans and the Raiders. Titians winning :)

Dinner menu will be: crock pot roast with onions, red potatos, carrots. spaghetti salad with fresh zuchinni, peppers, cucumbers and tomoates. rolls. chocolate layer cake for dessert. tea, lemonade to drink.

come about 6ish.

Guess, I'd better check on the laundy.

Have a blessed day, prayers for everyone.

Big Maude

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80785:
Glad to hear some of you posting that temperatures have decreased to comfortable levels. I love it when my utility bills decrease when I don't have to use the furnace or air conditioner. I also enjoy being able to keep the windows open in my house.

Welcome back to Frankie. Did your three loose front teeth heal up? And how is that arm?
Finally, how are you enjoining being a grandma for the first time?

from Poor Horatio

September 12, 2010 - Msg 80786: Hi All.
Will it goilng to be a long season us we ;ove football pit win and now Maver team is on the move.

FOOTBALL TOM


September 13, 2010 - Msg 80787: trouble check


September 13, 2010 - Msg 80788: Mornin' Y'all. I see there's a Trouble Check up there,so thought I'd pop in to report no trouble at my rock- just been busy all weekend with Laci. I will get some new pics of her to Ro ASAP. Right now I have lots of errands & chores to deal with,so better get going.
Y'all have a great Monday!
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possum under a rock

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80789: Man, I wish the temp would decrease here, PH but it is still horrid in the mid-nineties with a heat index of at least 100 when you factor in the high humidity, whici is always the worst at this time of year here on the coast. We are all drooling for some cooler temps down here! I was running around in town yesterday, going to the homestore, etc and I just could not get over how hot it was. Even inside the store it was warm. The only relief was once your car air conditioner cooled enough to cool the car.

Another hot one today but we will survive. Better go get Erin moving out of the chair and towards the bathroom to brush her teeth!

Boo



September 13, 2010 - Msg 80790:
Morning porch family....just a quick pass through this morning to dust off my rocker. Still on the road and still going great. Thanks for all your prayers.

Spot....got to rub it in a little.....those Carolina roosters sure spured those Georgia Dogs Saturday. Wasn't a good day for none of the Ga teams. Even our Braves are fighting to hang on.

Gotta get going.....Love and prayers for all the porch family!
-REV.

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80791: Good morning, porch! REV, I'm so glad things are going well, but I'm not surprised. When you're going about the Father's business, He will bless your efforts.

Well, I'm about to prove Calvin Coolidge, or Mark Twain or whoever it was, to be right. Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. I would, if I could. Do something about it, that is. However, since I can't, I'll just GRIPE

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80792: Oops! I mashed the wrong button! Anyway, I'll gripe about the weather. It's just 82 right now, at 10:30, but it's so humid that you think your fingernails are going to sweat. I was outside for about fifteen minutes, and came in soaking wet, hair dripping, and so hot I thought I was going to melt into a puddle. Even the wildlife is drooping. A couple of dejected-looking little squirrels have come into the yard, and I haven't seen a bird, except for a hummer. I know how they feel, and the hitch is, I have to go back out. The pond needs attention badly, and my friend Ted is coming to repair a couple of things, and to help me get the lights all working again. I bought a supply of those outrageously expensive bulbs, so I'm surely not going to just let them sit there in a sack. Please tell me what it is about a little 20W bulb, only about an inch long including the base prongs, that could make it cost $5.95? I needed a bunch of them, and the total was so much it would have stripped my cash for the week, so I put them on my Lowe's card. I hate using a card, but I'll pay it off when the bill comes, so no interest - guess it's okay. Still - why do those little bitty bulbs cost so much?? Then, you have to be very careful how you handle them. If you touch them with your bare fingers, the traces of oil you leave will cause them to burn out in a matter of days. So - here I am, with gloves on, trying to hold this little bulb that's about the size of a shirt button, and guide its tiny prongs into the miniscule holes in the base of the little fixture, while sweat is running into my eyes and threatening to drip into the fixture. Oh, that's a lot of fun. I got one done, and came in the house! Baby steps.....

Well, that's my gripe for the day. Somebody blow some dry air this way, please. --Romeena

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80793: Ro, I just e-mailed a few of Laci's birthday party pics to you. Thanks in advance for putting them in your album!
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possum again

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80794:
Football TOM- sorry your team lost, but remember, it's a long season! BTW, I like your new photo on facebook. I know that brisco darling has a good line about Andy's "handsomeness" that i could use, but i can't think of it! ha I guess i won't hit a hundred on the laugh-meter.
Cecile and I ventured out to Cracker Barrel now that evenings are "cooling off" (relative term)a bit. Love to sit on the big rockers there and imagine ya all around us. Anyone here ever have there "hashbrown c@sserole?" G-o-o-o-d!
I always foget how neat the things are in their country store, plus I had a 10 dollar credit on my "Front Porch card!" I usually end up buying an old TV show dvd or a Gathier CD.
RO- When i install my halogan bulbs (which I admit are larger than yours) i usually use a piece of old T-shirt to grip it between my fingers. That is easier for me than gloves. Just a thought.
Well, you all have a blessed week. God bless,
MDC
"Next time I want a haircut, I'll stick my head in a pencil sharpener!"

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80795:
Also, was thinking of TAGS 50th anniversary. I was about 12, and was really into "The Rifleman."
Had the toy cap version of his gun, etc, and then Andy came on the air. Watched the whole first run thru high school and it's never been off the air since! Wow!
MDC

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80796: Got Casey pre-registered for his surgery next week. We have been waiting and now it is next week. He is apprehensive and looking forward to getting it over with. He is in a lot of pain everyday.

Temps are in the 70's here up to the low 80's and DRY as a bone. We did get a little rain on Saturday but not near enough. Everything is a light shade of burnt.

And MDC - that hashbrown c@sserole is just the best, isn't it??

hm

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80797: Hey All.
MDC mY TEAM DID NOT LOST PIT WIN IT ?
BECSID THE BROWN ARE NOY.

TOM


September 13, 2010 - Msg 80798: Hey ASA.....feel like doing the Tennessee waltz?!?! LOLOLOL!!! *wipes eyes* Whew, that was a good one!

Hello everyone, my time here is getting farther and farther apart, but I hope you are all blessed and I hope the best for all of you!

John Masters

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80799:
Hey John, good to see ya. You musta been watching direct TV's NFL package! ha
TOM- oops, sorry, I mis-read your first post thinking that your team lost. Stupid, stupid me! I'm a scondrel! (:
HM- we should ALL go to our local Cracker Barrel some evening, sit on a rocker, and pretend were with other porchsters. Sure, we may get hauled off by the guys in white coats, but what the heck, it'd be fun! ha
MDC
Andy: What did you put on a big act for?
Jim L.: Well, what'd you expect me to do, come back and say,"Come on folks, come look at your hometown failure."

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80800: "lectric guitar and all?

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80801: Yea Rev yall whuped up on our Bulldogs...good game...hey JM,Possum,Romeena,Tom and all....prayers for Casey HM...well im night shift this week...gona do a little yard work and then a nap....but will have supper for yall. Menu:Grilled Pork Chops,cream taters,greenbeans,boiled cabbage,Maude slat and tea....ready at 6:30 EST...SPOT

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80802:
Concerning your Bulldogs Spot: "The tears on your pillow doth bespeak the pain in your heart?" (:
MDC

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80803:
Hey Folks

Asa-Thanks buddy!

Boo-No snow yet but it's dropping into the 30's at night. We'll get our snow about a week after Asa gets his.

Here's great clip from the 70's (it has nothing to do with disco) it will make proud. And, I'll tell ya, for some reason every time I see it I get something in my eye, if ya know what I mean.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro3AeMchnDM

Peace and Prayers,
auh2o

September 13, 2010 - Msg 80804: OK Ro, here's my gripe...I sauntered outside to go get Erin from school at 3pm...noticed it was terrible hot, but it always is. I was wearing my usual shorts and jumped right in the Yukon without stopping to consider that the leather seats might be very hot. WOW...I let out a yelp! It felt like I sat on a hot iron. I'm so sick of this heat, and the humidity is unbelievable every day.

MDC, here is a handsome quote for you from Cousin Ollie's wife: "He's so handsome. Handsome as a boy, handsome as a man. Handsome, handsome, handsome!". BTW, I don't think I will be sitting on the cracker barrell porch and pretend to talk to all of you...I would end up looking like a NUT! ;-)

Your weather report put a dagger right through my heart, Auh2o!

Boo

Floyd to Barney: "And it would fit, too!"

I had that hashbrown casserole one time at a Cracker Barrell in Beuamont and it was pretty dry..maybe it had sat too long or something.

I really feel for Casey. Prayers that all goes well and he has some relief soon. Foot pain is just hard to deal with since it makes it hard to get around.



September 13, 2010 - Msg 80805: Good afternoon, friends. It's been a long, HOT day. Ted came, and while he was working on the lights outside, I puttered around a bit, cleaned the pond filters, treated the water which was turning green, and pulled a few weeds. Oh my! Rivers of sweat, double vision, ears ringing - time to come in, and I did. Sat in the sunroom under the ceiling fan, tea in hand, and soon recovered. Back out for a few minutes, then back in when Ted finished up. We then sat in the sunroom and ate some homemade pineapple ice cream and verbally solved all the world's problems. He's such a nice guy, and we have some lively conversations. He's about a generation behind me, has a son and daughter, and one grandson. We can compare a lot of notes! Also, his mom is a widow, lives alone and is apparently in early Alzheimers. She's still functional, but she lives way out in the country all alone, and Ted worries about her. He goes to check on her about every other weekend.

I'm watching the cutest thing right now. I've got a sprinkler zone running, and one of the heads shoots a funnel-shaped pattern into the air. A little hummer has found it, and is just hovering in the spray, clearly enjoying it. He'll come over and sip from the feeder now and then, then zips back out to the spray. So cute! God must have been in an especially happy and whimsical mood when he designed those little jewels.

Well, I'm off to get some more chores done. Indoors, thank goodness. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80806: Hee Hee funny MDC!..hey Asa,auh20,Boo,Romeena,Possum...well its about quitting time here at the Rock...(6am)...on my way home to sleep Im gona swing by Waffle House...I will get a big corner table...yall stop by!....prayers (uawn) im tired...SPOT

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80807: see how tired, thats "Yawn"...not "uawn"..

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80808: Morning SPOT. It's almost 7 here...on my way to the waffle house.

Have to take one of my dogs to the vet this morning to get the "big fix", which reminds me...Asa, did Barney ever get fixed and if so, how did it go?

Better finish the coffee and get ready for another HOT and humid day in south texas.

Boo

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80809: For those of you who are wondering, I am talking about Barney the wieine dog, not Barney the deputy.

Boo

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80810:
Fix'em, I never heard he was broken. I recommend duct tape. Duct tape can fix anything.

auh2o

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80811: Morning all. I would say morning dears but the fellers might get themselves a compelshin if I did that. :)

Hey Boo. No, Barney is still 'WALKING WITH A SWAGGER" but we will "nip it in the bud" so to speak real soon. Sorry you guys have been so hot and humid there. We are back in the 90's here this week, but very cool pleasant mornings (55) and low humidity. I don't know why. Mid 90's here in September just don't seem as hot as 90's in July. Go figure. Hope you guys get a break from it soon before Romeena sweats herself into a puddle. Or electrocutes herself. Ro, I have no idea why those halogen bulbs are so pricey. Cause they sure don't last very long. And yes, they are finicky about being installed. Can't touch them with your oily fingers or the will fail prematurely. I would think you could switch over to low voltage pretty easy. You would have an initial investment for a transformer and new fixtures, but I bet it would pay you back in short order. Some of the new low voltage lights really put out a lot of luminares. I would think you could use your existing wiring for it. Just a thought you probably have already looked into though.

Auh2o. You got it buddy. Duct tape to stabilize things you don't want moving and wd40 to get things that won't move that you want moving. And a hammer for anything else. :) I didn't get a chance to see your youtube link last night. My work computer blocks youtube. I'll look at it tonight when I get home.

HM, Prayers for Casey today as he has his surgery. Not fun but I'm sure he'll be glad to have it behind him.

Speaking of surgery and behind him, you ever wonder what would lead someone to become a proctologist? I mean really, who would want to go there? Or are proctologists on the bottom (no pun intended) of the surgeon classes? I mean they flunked brain surgery. They fluked abdomen surgery. They flunked womens anatomy 101. Hey, you can always be a proctologist. Not a very glamorous job, but plenty of work. Just curious.

Hey Spot. Hows your Dad doing? Better I hope.

Possum, did Laci wear you out over the weekend? We sure enjoy having our grandkids over, but boy you sure understand why you have kids when your young. My goodness, they got a ton of energy. And a ton of questions. They are a delight though.

John Masters, your team did it last night. Wow. Good job. I congratulate you in spite of your snide comment about the Tenn. waltz. lol I was hoping we might be better this year, but what a start. Blah!

MDC, I am glad your Cards won. The Rams are going to be a good team I think as Bradford gets some reps. He is going to be a good one I think.

Well better get going. Hope you all have a good day.

Asa



September 14, 2010 - Msg 80812:
auh20, thanks for posting that video link about Rick Monday stopping a flag burning during a baseball game. I don't remember that incident when it happened. Maybe that's because I was serving my country in uniform overseas at that time. After watching it, it does make me proud to be an American.

from Poor Horatio

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80813:
"And wouldn't you know his name would be Don!"

Prayers for Casey!
Asa, yes we squeaked by. Anderson needs some time, but the team is behind him.
And if you fail proctology 101, is it off to pharmacy school? o-o-o-u-u-u Just kidding! (:
Boo- Really! Barney the WHAT dog!? This is a family site ya know! (: Just kidding again!
RO- have you tried exam gloves to change the bulbs?
You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
MDC

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80814:
Asa and MDC, please don't pick on Proctologists.
They all put in a hard day at the orifice.
In medical school, they start out at the bottom, and remain there.
If you need the services of one, why not try the one I go to? Dr. Ben Dover.

from Poor Horatio


September 14, 2010 - Msg 80815:
JUBAL, Jubal, Jubal, jubal ...ju bal

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80816:
Oh PH, so we're going THERE are we? haha You're a caution!
I guess then that i should recommend my urologist,
I.P. Freely. (: teehee
(And I see that Barn's been nippin' at Jubal's hen house again!)whoa!
MDC

September 14, 2010 - Msg 80817: Afternoon, porch! Wooohooooooo! I just finished gathering all my income tax stuff up, and it's now ready to drop off at the CPA. Why I put it off nearly the whole year, I don't know. It's not that big a deal, took me about four hours to get it all together, and that was with stopping to change laundry loads and such. No, it's not costing me anything, because they owe me, but that's pretty stupid too. I have no excuse, guess I should just be slapped or something, but I just HATE messing with stuff like that. I'll clean a dirty pond filter, clean up a dirty patient, whatever - but I just hate getting my tax stuff together. Anyway, it's done, and I'll drop it off either this evening on the way to work, or in the morning when I leave work. My CPA lives across the street from the hospital, so I don't have to drive into Dallas to turn it in.

Hot, hot, hot! What else can I say?

MDC, the old t-shirt idea is a good one. Would be much easier. As for the exam gloves, I'm not sure about them. Seems like the plastic might leave a residue -maybe not. They're not rubber, we don't use latex gloves anymore since some people are allergic to them. I'm really not sure what they are. I think they're called "nitrile" gloves, whatever that is.

Asa, most of the lights out back are low voltage, except the floods along the fence. All the little spotlights in the flowerbeds are low-voltage, but some of the fixtures take halogen bulbs. Yep, I know all about those transformers and stuff - got three of the things, two out back and one in the front. You're right, they're pricey, but they seem to last forever. Wish I could say the same thing for the bulbs. Actually, the regular little low-voltage bulbs, the ones that aren't halogen, are costly as well, and burn out if you look at them crooked. Well, they're all working now, maybe they'll at least last while my company is here.

Gotta run. I have to work tonight, need a nap, and would like to make a freezer of ice cream and get it stored away before I conk out. I'm running out of time!

Blessings, friends. --Romeena




September 14, 2010 - Msg 80818: Afternoon gang!..Asa Pop is ding fine..he is just a little sore..he walked down here yesterday and set on the porch for a spell...still aint passed the stone but waiting..I think they got it busted up cause his side dont hurt anymore...Boo you acted a fool at the waffle house....you trying to wait tables....must have been those 6 cups of coffee!...ok..slept till almost 2..(about 6 hrs)...gona go wash the truck...work tonight at 10...But come Sat!..camping at the lake for 7 days!...5 rigs 14 or so campers going....we all went and eat Mex last fri night ...women planning the night meals...gona have a 2 pot Low Country Boil one night...and someone mentioned a Sketty and salad night....gona Fish one whole daay and will have the jet ski there...may have to build a fire most nights...down in the 50"s here at night and 80"s day...well ok...its time to get busy...Super Menu:Possum meatloaf,baked garlic red taters,english peas,maude slaw,broccoli and cheese...tea.....ready at 6:30...prayers for Casey and all in need....SPOT