October 03, 2012 - Msg 90521: http:www.miraclesalvecompany.com

October 03, 2012 - Msg 90522:
I swept the porch, but I didnt even get the address right!
http://www.miraclesalvecompany.com
Good pics!
MDC

October 03, 2012 - Msg 90523: Under "local doins"

October 03, 2012 - Msg 90524: Romeena, Gotta love Snaps, my favorite flower! We get too cold here so they have to be re-planted every year. I'm too lazy to do it every spring tho.
Daphne

October 03, 2012 - Msg 90525: Daphne, Well did ya try to stay dry @ MD's? I got wet alittle, but a wet day in Mayberry is still better than a dry one alot of other places...
I see what you mean about hard to sell your soaps, looks like the same vendors keep getting invitedto set up.
You set up for the autum leaves festival don't you? It should be better, I have never gone to it but the locals say it's BIG!...
Maybe Boo can use some of your salve on all her crackin joints it should work alot better then the WD-40 for us over 50 crowd...haha

Oh yes, I forgot, Asa wants to know if it repels BATS too? He has a fear of bats getting in his hair & laying eggs and making him go crazy...
G-F.....

October 03, 2012 - Msg 90526: Hi All.
G F it to leat for that to help Asa because he all ready crazy.
Besizd winte comming and bats will insizd sleeping!


TOM


October 03, 2012 - Msg 90527: Yes, somebody heave me some miracle salve, will ya?

Boo

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90528: Well, it's time for bed so I had better head that direction. Just want to say that I am thankful for each of you, every day. :) Jesus is so good to us. Where would we be without him?

Boo

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90529: Hi All
Wish this weather would make up it min cold start in the monring is not good for arter.
Boy talking card of my stepdad had may my blood pressurs go up at time and wine I saw my Doc it was high to high.yes I have pill for it but at time do not help.
No I do not want to send him to a home, because he wounld dead unhappy there!

SORRY TO BE A CRY BABBY ABOUT THIS BUT NO TIME WILL HERAD ME.

TOM



October 04, 2012 - Msg 90530: Hi everyone,
Tom it's a tough call, had to send Old-Maid Auntie for 24hour care, I had put it off as long as I could but it had to be done even tho it's heartwrenching.It was best for her.

Nope, did not stay dry at MD. Got soaked to the bone, but enjoyed every minute of it !

Glad I didn't have any soaps out...would have been nuttin' but bubbles!!!
Autumn leaves is really really expensive $350 for a single booth last year...ain't gonna happen for me!!Just got in a new soap mold POLICE CAR YAY!!
Daphne



October 04, 2012 - Msg 90531: Boo where do I need to send the Miracle Salve ?
Daphne

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90532: Asa...the bats like it.....sorry
Daphne

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90533:
Morning porch family...nice day here in SC.

Tom....buddy you're not a cry baby. Right now I know you're in a tough situation so thank you for sharing with your porch family. Prayers!

My little buddy Jake is in my lap sleeping while I post this....lazy little mut....lol Boy he's got it made:)

You all have a blessed day and remember Jesus loves you!
Love and prayers
-REV.

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90534:
TOM, I can truly relate, and i feel your pain,
but none of us are supermen, and sometimes you just HAVE to make those tough decisions. I did.
I was not easy at-tol, but things are better today for ALL involved, including and especially dad, because of it.
My prayers are with you buddy.
MDC

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90535: MDC I gave it to the Lord to help in his pain.
Eveyone say he will be happy in a home but I say we would never do that to him.
I will just talk one day as it come.

TOM


October 04, 2012 - Msg 90536: Daphne, We got wet as a dog, but had the time of our lifes...Right? as Gomer would say....
I think you are right, if you had brought some of your soaps we could have gotten a Lawrence Welk thing going....."Tiny Bubbles" if we would have had a ukulele maybe the Elvis impersonator could have done a Don Ho routine. I know David Browning would have given it a try as Barney...me they me they!....That's what I'm thinking...G-F...

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90537: I am finally feeling better and no more gastrointestinal trouble (at least not for the past 2 hours!). What a nasty bug that lasted 4 days.

My mother-in-law called today and told me something that I just couldn't believe. A few weeks ago she met an elderly man at the local senior center and she really liked him. He took her out a couple of times to a football game or out to eat and sat with her at lunch each day at the senior center. He is a (supposedly) a respected and well-known citizen here in town and was a business owner. I think he is about 80+. Well, she was really falling for him. She told me today that he told her he didn't want to see her anymore because she wouldn't "sleep with him". Now that makes me mad! She is a respectable, Baptist church-going 80 yr old woman. What kind of a man is that cruel and selfish, to get an elderly woman's hopes up and do something like that? I really felt sorry for her because it hurt her. Honestly, folks, I just can't fathom of man from his generation being that way. I'm really proud that she didn't give in to him but I know in her lonliness it must have been difficult to not just give in to his demands.

Boo

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90538: Oh, fer cryin' out loud, Boo! Of all things! The old goat needs somebody to go upside his head a couple of times. You tell your MIL that she should thank the old buzzard, for giving her the opportunity to demonstrate how a Christian lady behaves. I'm sure she was hurt, but she didn't miss much. She might ask him also, just how proud would his mother be of him at this time in his life? Then of course, there's always the possibility that the old man is a cookie or two short of a dozen.

Tom, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with such a difficult situation. Your stepdad is blessed to have you in his life. I admire your determination to keep him with you, and hope you can continue to do so. However, you must realize that there will very likely come a time when you will have to make some changes, for stepdad's sake as well as your own. As time goes by, his care is going to become more difficult, and eventually, you may not be physically able to do what must be done. It happens, my friend, believe me. When that time comes, promise me that you'll accept it, and not beat yourself up over it. You've already gone far and above what anyone could expect of you.

Well, guess I'll go hunt up something to eat. Not really very hungry, maybe some peanut butter toast. Blessings! --Romeena

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90539: Good Grief.
- Hazel

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90540: Well, Ro snuck in on me. My Good Grief remark was in response to Boo's post.
And my response right now to Ro's post is: Exactillioso!
Hazel

October 04, 2012 - Msg 90541:
Howdy porch family

Boo....sounds like your MIL is a true example for Christian values. GOOD FOR HER....she is better than that "old goat"(thanks Ro for the name that fits him)

Let's meet down at the diner in the morning.

Well you all have a good night!
Love and prayers
-REV.



October 05, 2012 - Msg 90542: Exactly, Hazel.. Good grief. Ro, from what she tells me I think he is in his right mind and you would be shocked and surprised by the old men who have that same attitude. She has already been in a bad relationship with one of those "old goats" years ago after Bruce's dad died and we literally prayed her out of that one. I guess she learned her lesson from it. After that she met Don, who was a super great guy. They were happily married for a few years before he died suddenly of a heart attack. She knows what a good man is and I'm glad she isn't settling for an old goat.

Boo

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90543: DON??? (:

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90544: Wouldn't you know his name would be Don? --Romeena

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90545: Was he a hungry buzzard Boo? :)

Asa

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90546: G-F thanks for the giggle this AM ! Barny singin' in the bubbles, I can picture it in my mind..........heehee

Boo that old goat has probably ALWAYS been an old goat, fer shame fer shame. Good for your MIL not forgetting how to be a LADY.
Daphne

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90547: Yes, he was a hungry buzzard, as I recall! hehe..

Boo

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90548: Good morning, porch. Gonna be a beautiful day, and a busy one. Joe is coming at some point to see what's wrong with the pump that drains my back yard, and the roofer is supposed to be sending someone by to see why, when it rains, water runs out from behind the fascia boards. It should run off the roof directly into the gutters, but it falls short and misses the gutters, running behind the fascia instead. Not a good thing, it won't take long to rot that wood. Anyway, she said she'd have it fixed. Then in the middle of all that, I've got to go to PT. Oh well. One thing at a time. Oh, and then I'll be playing bunco tonight.

You know, Boo, I'm still thinking about your MIL. It's a shame for an elderly lady to be hit on like that. It occurs to me that these men are probably widowers themselves. I'd like to see her ask them one question. "If you had gone first, and your wife was left, would you want men treating her the way you're treating me?" I'll guarantee you, the old double standard will be quite evident at that point.

I remember an occasion about twelve years ago. Dale had been gone for four years, and I could finally think of him without tears. One night at work, the husband of a patient decided I would be just right for a friend of his. He was absolutely adamant that I must meet this man, we'd be a perfect match, blah, blah. I tried explaining that I was definitely not in the market for dating, that there had been only one man for me. He wouldn't accept that, said how wonderful this guy was and just wouldn't let it go. Finally he mentioned that the man had never been married, so I picked up on that. I just plainly told him that if a man had not married by the time he was 62 (the man's age), I figured there had to be a reason and I really didn't want to find out what it was. My patient laughed, the man looked flustered, and that was the end of that.

Well, guess I'd better get moving. I'm dressed, so at least if someone wanders into my back yard, I won't be sitting here at this window in a ratty old gown. Wish I didn't have to go to PT, but it is helping, so guess I'll go. Blessings, all. --Romeena

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90549: Morning Gang...
Don't you guys find it amusing how many TAGS episodes are really tied to real life experiances?
Like the ones where Aunt Bee gets involved with "smooth talking" suiters? Not to the extent that Boo's MIL did, but Rascals still the same.
I think she should have given him a well place kick..Problem solved, That's what I'm thinking!

Daphne, Maybe you can add a line of bubble bath products."Barney's Tiny Bubbles", or "Bubbleing with Barney", "Bath Time with Barney"..they could be a big seller?...Just a thought...G-F...

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90550: Hey gang im headed back to work for 16 more.....will read there.....can someone bring me some lunch....?...SPOT

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90551: Bubbles with ol' Barn perhaps? heehee
Daphne:)

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90552: Fried fish for supper gang...from a local mom and pop cajun resturant...come on over....SPOT

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90553:
Howdy porch family.....Motorhome packed and ready to head out in the morning. Will be back home late Sunday night for one day and then back out for 5 weeks.

Ro....you are so right about asking the ole goat if that was his wife what would he think. The dude needs to be taken out behind the wood shed....that's what he needs and then he may know how to treat a lady!

Daphne....now G-F comes up with some good ideas but I'll be honest with you....."Bath Time with Barney" just don't seem too appealing to me. That just ain't right in my way of thinking...hehe!

Spot....the fried fish sounds good....I'll be there.

Well folks I'll be away from the porch until Monday so ya'll be good and act like somebody. Have a great weekend!
Love and prayers
-REV.

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90554: Wow now was that fish good...those peppers in the hush dogs were good too...hey Romeena,Rev have a great trip...hey Boo,hazel,daphine,asa, a bit of bussiness taken care of finally by Jeff(sherrys son) and I wed...estate settled and everyone happy...she had things set up very nice...a very prepared woman..amazing..miss her...well Rev did you see the protested Braves game...wow...what a blown call...tube it...well here all night at work then off for a couple then its Off To Kansas City Kansas for the international ROdeo all next week...ok...watching sandlot the movie...back in a bit....prayers porch....SPOT

October 05, 2012 - Msg 90555:
Daphne--just don't bring up ROGER! ha I just cannot watch that ep!
Dad and I watched the color ep on tv land todasy of Opie and the other boy Billy vieing for the same job at the grocery store. As we watched,
I thought, "these guys are more concerned with speed than customer service!" ha Just me thinking out loud, but ripped bags etc?
But still, as always, a great moral ending!
HEY TO SPOTTY! We miss her too buddy. God bless you.
REv- may God go with you friend!
Have a great evening all.
MDC


October 06, 2012 - Msg 90556:
Hey Folks

Well, they're calling for a little snow here this weekend, I think it was for Sunday.

Spot- Buddy, you're one strong dog. That was a heart breaker for the Braves.

Romeena-I enjoyed the blind date story. We just had our roof done this week and added about 9 inches of insulation to the attic. I am bound and determined to when the ice-dam war this winter.

Peace,
auh2o

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90557: Brrrr! It is 52 here right now! It's chilly in the house, I've been going around turning off ceiling fans, and the a/c isn't coming on, but I'm not ready to switch over to heat just yet. I'm going to get out of this breezy old gown and put on some warmer clothing, and listen to the silence for a while. No furnace, no fans, no a/c, nothing. No cost, either! I love it.

Today is the MEND Walk to Remember, and it's going to be cold out there! It's usually so hot and miserable on this day, but it's cold now! Still, we'll go. MEND is the organization that provides support for families who have lost babies or very young children. On the first Saturday in October, the members of this local chapter gather on the grounds of one of the megachurches here in town, and honor the memories of those children. There are usually five to six hundred people there. Each child's name is called and he parents receive a little lacy angel, which they then hang on the Memory Tree. Afterward, each family receives a balloon for each child they've lost. They can write whatever they wish on the balloon, then at a signal, all the balloons are released and they rise very high and float away. Often the name read will be "Baby Girl Jones" or whatever is appropriate, because the baby was miscarried before it was viable. Last year one family received nine balloons, because they have lost nine pregnancies. But praise the Lord, because sleeping beside them in a little stroller, was a healthy baby, about three months old! They didn't give up, and God is good.

Well, I'd better get moving. Got to find something relatively warm to wear. Toye Starr is going to be miffed at being left behind, after being left last night, but she'll get over it. There are so many times when I'd love to take her along, and she would behave beautifully, just sitting quietly in my lap and enjoying the whole thing. I understand, though. If I took her, someone else would show up with some monster on a choke chain, or a little yapper that wouldn't be quiet - so, rules are rules.

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90558: Lucky, Ro. It is 90 here today but supposed to cool off late tonight and be nice for the next couple of days, then too warm again. I'll take what I can get. I love being able to open the windows, but unfortunately, when the wind comes from the north, it carries the noise from the traffic north of here and I can hear cars from the highway. Well, nothing's perfect and I sure enjoy having the windows open. Its kind of a rare treat in these parts.

I'm still not feeling great. I think I am getting better and then it hits me again. I haven't really been able to eat for a couple of days..just a half a sandwich yesterday and that got the Montezuma's revenge going again. Crazy virus doesn't want to give up. I am sipping on tea but anything more than that and I have trouble. Since we are having our first real cool front of the season, I wanted to have everything spiffy...I'm funny like that. I love a sparkling clean house and the widows open letting in the fresh air, then light some candles, curl up in my favorite chair with a soft blanket and a cup of coffee...

Hope your walk goes well, Ro. :)

REV, I'm with you...Bathtime with Barney just don't sound right to me, either. ;)

I was watching the ep yesterday about the boy without a father who Opie befriends and then becomes jealous of the attention Andy is showing the boy. There is a scene in which the boy is on the front porch with Andy and Barney and Barney's gun goes off. I can't figure out why Aunt Bee and Andy don't come running out to see what on earth happened. A few minutes later, Opie shows up at the screen door very quietly like nothing happened. Pretty unrealistic but I guess nobody thought about that.

Better go...stomach is churning again.

Boo

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90559: Hang in there Boo. "This too shall pass". :)

Asa

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90560:
Boo --I finally saw your dear Thelma Lou on FB. What a cutie!
MDC

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90561: Indeed, Asa.. :)

Thanks, MDC. She is a nice old-lady donkey. Can you believe i tried to give her some carrot cake yesterday and she wouldn't eat it? Bernie and the hens loved it, though.

Trying to eat a little bit of yogurt (slowly). It is supposed to help the insides fight the virus. Hope it does!

Boo

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90562: Hey, Boo. I'm sorry you're on the puny list, and just can't seem to get off of it. If you like buttermilk (I love it!), it works as well or better than yogurt to settle your stomach. A big glass of buttermilk will put me right in a jiffy.

The walk went well. There were 1200 people there. I'm not sure how many babies were remembered, but probably at least 500. While it's true that usually there are several people there for each baby, it's also true that a very large percentage of those families are remembering two or more children, some as many as eight. I think the most I can recall is that family who has lost nine, as I mentioned earlier. I didn't hear them called this year. Anyway, when all those balloons are released, it's really a beautiful and impressive sight.

It was COLD out there! It's 56 right now, and windy. At least it didn't rain, though I did feel a few little sprinkles, and I noticed the bald guy sitting in front of me kept reaching up to touch his head and looking up at the sky, so I know he felt it too. I was really wishing I had thought to take a couple of blankets, but of course, I didn't. I did have a big old bath towel in the car though, and Eloise and I shared it. It did help to block the wind a little bit. We were up on a hillside, so it was really windy and cold. Those blankets are going in the car now though, because there are baseball games coming up and I think we'll be needing them.

Well, I think I'll put on some warm jammies and get in my chair with little Toye Starr in my lap, and we'll get warm and cuddle for a while. Maybe I'll break down and switch over to heat, but I'll set it very low. I hope there's something good on TV tonight. If not, well - I'll just watch some TAGS! Can't beat a deal like that.

Eloise and I got a burger after the walk, so I'm not hungry. Maybe I'll just have an apple and some cheese for dinner. Yep, that's the plan. Warm jammies, cuddly puppy, apple and cheese and TAGS. Sounds good to me - yep, that's the plan. --Romeena

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90563: Boo, Isn't there a phone app for that? There seems to be one for everything else ha!...

Auh2o..Attic insulation? not being pushy but be sure you have alot of ventilation up there too, for both the heat & cold..In my parts we use a product called "Ice Guard,or Ice shield it is used along the bottom 3' of the roof & in the valleys it helps keep the ice dams down, it is a roll membrain works good but it only can be used when a new roof is put on it has to go on first. That frozen H2o can be a real problem sometimes. Good luck (didn't mean to be a Barney know-it-all, just speaking from experiance both @ work & at home).

Ok Boo,REV,& Daphne.. We'll scratch the "Bath time with Barney" bubble bath idea , I was not thinking, Yes it does sound little on the creepy
side...G-F....

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90564: That sounds wonderful, Ro...we are all sitting around here waiting for that cool front to reach us. It probably won't until after midnight. I am tempted to sit outside as long as it takes!

A phone ap for what, G-F?

Boo

October 06, 2012 - Msg 90565:
G-F Oh yes, we have a lot more ventilation, along with more insulation. We remodel quite a bit a few years ago and were experience heat loss into the attic. We sometimes have 3 feet of snow on the roof and the extra heat loss from the living area into the attic would cause very thick ice dams. Hopefully we have rectified that.

auh2o

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90566: Ice dams? I have only a very vague idea of what that might be. About the only "ice dam" we experience here in Texas is when the ice builds up in the icemaker and blocks the dispenser outlet.

Boo, it's 48 here right now, so maybe some of this will trickle down your way soon. I hope so! Speaking of insulation, I guess this house is pretty well insulated, because I haven't switched the a/c over to heat yet, and the temp is still 77 here in the house. It's warmer in here now by about three degrees, than it was this morning, for some reason. I'd attribute it to solar warming, but the sun didn't shine all day. Anyway, the thermostat is set at 78 and it's a little warm in here, so I'm either going to have to lower the setting, or turn the ceiling fans back on. Usually 78, with the fans on, is quite comfortable. Without the fans, it's too warm. Of course, my polar bear son, David, drops it to about 70 when he's here, and I freeze. He's just like his father, generates heat like a living furnace.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Preaching comes early in the morning, though it's now an hour later than it was. We've had a schedule change at church, and I think everyone is going to like it a lot better. Eight-fifteen was awfully early! Blessings, friends. --Romeena

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90567:
G-F--I bet that wasn't the first marketing idea to end up on the scratch list! ha
MDC

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90568: Boo, You get a badda-bing for the "ice dam"..haha thats' a good one..auh2o,PH,SH,TOM, and the rest of us that have to deal with the cold weather wish a blocked ice maker was all we had to deal with in the winter. You haven't lived until you wake up tp 8-10" of partly cloudy, you get your shovel out and and start to remove it then pull your back out, it's a "Fun Day" as Andy would say...And we won't even mention the Lake effect snow...Right TOM & auh2o?
...Phone ap for when ya get Monte's revenge...
G-F....

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90569: REV, Arn't ya kind,Arn't ya kind..I got your package. Already been through it 3 times, it's no wonder why your so busy bring'in the the Lords message..Buddy you have a great sound keep up the work..Thanks again!!
G-F...

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90570: The ice dam line was from Romeena, G-F. :) I thought it was pretty good, too. I can certainly relate.

It is in the 60's here today for the first time in 6 months and it sure feels good. I have the windows wide open all over the house and am actually wearing some sweatpants instead of shorts. My legs don't know what to think.

I am getting back on track today. Still feeling a little weak and not alot of appetite but certainly getting much better. I stayed home from preachin' to get some rest, though. I imagine my immune system took a big hit this week and I really don't want to pick up something else being a group of people. I watched some preachin' on TV for a bit.

Just had an episode with the neighbors that wasn't pleasant. I have mentioned the 2 little girls next door and their alcoholic, raging mother. Well, to her credit, she has been drinking less and I haven't heard a drunken rage in about 6 months. This morning when I got up, I noticed her dogs in my yard, which is no big deal. Their dogs and our find a way under the fence and go back and forth. It's really never been a problem, recently, anyway. They have 2 large labs and Erin and her friend Allison were over there playing with the girls this morning and the dogs followed them over, as usual and for some reason the dogs were playing and one of them got too rough and my dog and one of theirs started fighting. Well, the woman came out screaming obscenities and the "F" word and about scared Erin half to death. Our dog is injured, too, but not seriously. Erin came home crying and shook up. She is one of those kids that takes everything very personally and hearing an adult rant like that is just not something she ever experiences. I talked to her for awhile and she calmed down. I guess I will send Bruce over there later to see what happened. I told Erin just to stay away from there. The little girls can come over here and play but I don't want Erin over there. How would you all deal with this sort of thing? Would you keep your children away from there? It isn't the kind of thing that happens often but it did happen once before when Erin was over there and one of their dogs jumped on the trampoline and got its foot stuck in the springs. Bruce ran over there and got it out but the woman ranted and freaked out and blamed Erin for it. Her children have some habits that are hard to tolerate from being raised by her and they tend to rant and throw fits, too, but I just try to correct them when they are hear and don't allow that kind of behavior. We take them to church often and I don't want to stop doing that. Not too many years ago, you may remember that I dealt with almost the same things with sean's two friends who have a bipolar, alcoholic mother. We took Josh and Nathan to church from the time they were little boys until they were out of highschool. They are doing well and I'm glad we hung in there but that mom of their's was a real challenge sometimes and here we are with the same kind of situation except it is right next door. Oh well.

Better go finish lunch before Bruce gets home.

Boo

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90571: Wow. Boo, you asked how we would deal with the situation. Personally, I would do pretty much just what you're doing. I think you're wise to keep Erin at home. What the woman does and says in her own yard, you have no control over. If Erin is at home, she can't do anything to set the woman off. On the other hand, I think you're very kind and generous to encourage her children to play in Erin's yard. Those two kids need a refuge, and you can provide it. Then, if the woman decides to make a fuss in your yard, you have every right to insist that she control herself, and even the right to ask her to leave your property if she won't calm down. As for the dogs visiting back and forth, I fear that could be a recipe for disaster. All it will take is for one of your dogs to be in her yard and bite or scratch one of her children, no matter how superficially. I don't know how long the fence line is, but if it's not unreasonably long, you can take a two-foot wide strip of chicken wire, double it over so it's about a foot wide, then with one of those long, narrow spades (can't remember the name right now), make a slit-trench along the bottom of the fence and poke that strip of wire down into it, and cover it over. The dogs won't be able to dig through that. To dig the trench, you just stomp the spade a good foot into the ground, rock it forward and backward until it opens a deep slit, pull the spade out and move it over and repeat. If you'll do it after a good rain, it's very easy. Then to insert the wire, get a wide spade, put the wire a little bit into the slit, with the fold-side down, and slip the spade into the folded wire, then push it down into the ground. Push it deep enough that you can cover it with at least an inch or two of dirt. Now, if they're wriggling under the fence and not digging, then some concrete blocks along the base of the fence usually will work. You might have to wire them together to increase the weight so the dogs can't paw them out of the way. Not real pretty, but it works.

Well, got to go visit a SS class member who is in the last stages of Alzheimer's, and her poor dear husband is trying to have a birthday party for her. Bless his heart. While we're being thankful for what we have, we must remember sometimes to be thankful for what we don't have, as well. --Romeena

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90572: G-F--If the package was a CD, I know what you mean, I have 3 of 'em and they sure give me peace in this old world!
MDC

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90573:
And BOO, amen to what RO said...every jot and ti(d)le.
MDC

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90574: Ro, in order to do what you suggested, I would have to cover acres of fence so it would be an incredibly hard thing to do. One thing I have learned about these dogs, they will find a way. Our 5 acres is entirely fenced and surrounded by brush on most sides. The neighbor's dogs can easily get off of their property and get to ours on any side so the only solution would be to keep all the dogs tied or cover the entire 5 acres with an electric wire, which, would pose another hazard to the little ones who are constantly coming through the gate in the fence to come to our house. Today the dog that got in the fight with my dog was in our yard and my dogs were very friendly to it, even cornering it and licking its wounds, while wagging their tails...really cute to see. They are all big buddies so I don't have any idea what set off the fight earlier. Oh well...we'll see what happens.

It's nice and cool here..in the 60's this evening. It is supposed to be back in the 90's by Thursday, though. :(

Boo

October 07, 2012 - Msg 90575: Boo, Sounds like your neighbor has some giraffe blood in her...Bernie needs to take charge and run them dogs off when they come on your property, I know he has it in him! "It's time to NIP IT IN THE BUD!" I bet ya a good peck on the head would do it, that's what i'm thinking...
But you did say they are usually buddies...The fight must have been over a pretty girl dog that usually what starts most fights, they make up then the adults are the ones that usually hold the grudges..dogs,dogs,dogs....G-F...

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90576:
Morning porch family.....got in this morning so I'm still kinda in a fog:) The concerts went great with really good crowds.

Chilly here...feels good. Got so much to do today...I've got one day (today) home before heading right back out for 5 weeks so I better get busy. Just wanted to check in real quick.

GF & MDC....thanks for those kind words!

Check back later...You all have a very blessed day!
Love and prayers
-REV.

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90577: Good Morning All !! Hope everyone is comfortable this AM, it' cool here, had to braek out the sweats! Luckily it'll warm up tomorrow, it you don't like the weather in Mt Pilot, wait a minute! Daphne

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90578: It's nice here, too..in the 60's this morning but tomorrow will be another story.

G-F, yesterday while i was sitting out on the back porch, I decided to let Bernie and the hens out and see how our dog, Ollie would do. He is the one that is only 6 months old and he has never been around the chickens while they were out of the pen. So I hung around nearby to watch. Ollie stalked the hens then took out after one. He was acting like he does when he tries to play with the cat but I don't know what he would do if he got one in his mouth. I yelled a firm "No"! That stopped him the first time. Then he couldn't help himself and had to try it again...I was watching to see what Bernie would do. When Ollie took out after the hen that had separated herself from the group a little, Bernie puffed up and flew to that hen, getting between the hen and Ollie. He flew at Ollie and tried to get him. Ollie didn't want any part of that giant rooster so he backed off. That was enough for one day. I made Ollie stay with me while he chickens were out. He always follows me to the chicken pen to feed them everyday and I let him in with me sometimes to see how he will react and he has always kept a safe distance from Bernie but I can't let him alone with them. Bernie did a fine job of being a rooster, though, and protected his hens. :)

Better git goin'...need to check on Erin's work.

Boo

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90579: Hi All
Just a cold day here!
G F keep the snow there win it start to come off the lake.
I no how bad itgit in the winer.

TOM


October 08, 2012 - Msg 90580: Boo...I knew it, I just knew it! I knew Bernie had it in him to protect you all, now you just need to train him how to buzz the neighbor lady when she tries to raise HER tail feathers. Not to peck her, but just a low level fly-by to show her who's the boss...ha..G-F...

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90581:
G-F Yeah, that's winter for ya. I bet Asa and Hazel and Mrs Wiley live in ice-dam country also. Two years ago we had an ice-dam about a foot and half thick on the back side of the house. This last winter was our lightest in decades. We barely had 100 inches of snow. We average about 200 inches. So, we caught a break there. I'm hoping all this fixing up works.

auh2o

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90582:
Porch is kinda slow today....Everybody must be spending time outdoors in the cooler weather:)

auh2o....wow 200 inches of snow...that's just plain crazy...that's not for me bro:)

Supper time...ya'll come on....Tacos
Love and prayers
-REV.

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90583: I don't think I have ever seen 200 inches of snow...at least not up close. Wow...

It was a beautiful day here in south texas today. Love having the windows open! I felt much better today, too and was able to go to the store and do some grocery shopping. Life goes on...

Had some trouble with Erin and a little attitude she is trying to develope. She spent the evening in her room and is grounded tomorrow. When it comes to sass, the best thing to do is "NIP IT"! :)

Boo

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90584:
Rev-The "lake effect" snow is a crazy thing. G-F has mentioned it a few times. The snow bands can be so narrow that one town might get 2 feet of snow and the town right next to it will get a couple inches. A few years back Buffalo received 8 feet of snow in one week (that week we got 5 feet. But, towns outside the snow bands hardly had any snow fall.

auh2o

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90585:
Hey Boo

auh2o

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90586: Amen sister! ha Say BOO, how are the renewed rehab sessions going? Benn prayin for ya.
REV- all the best to you my friend on your road trip. May the Lord Jesus direct your hands. Let us know if you stream any.
I bought a simple pedal device at Walmart over the weekend that I took to dad's today. I put it at the
base of his wheelchair and "away he went"!
Then I put it on his tray table and he did it
with his hands! It was suggested by a very astute CNA, and I thanked her for the idea today!
They say good help is hard to find, but every once in
a while a real gem appears, and this gal is one such gem.
Praying and fasting for our nation' future,
God bless
MDC

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90587:
Hey AUH20, didnt see you sneak in there.

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90588:
Hey MDC

auh2o


October 08, 2012 - Msg 90589: Tacos!..good Rev..I will have 4 please...well he Romeena Mdc,auh2o,Boo,Possum and all...gona read the mail...well work for me tonight till 6am then Wwd morning its head west time...800 mile journey to Kansas!..Linemans Rodeo...yall google(International Linemans Rodeo)...yall will see where the dog is going....we are gona carry 4 teams this year...may do well...ok...let me get logged in here....prayers...back in just a bit....SPOT

October 08, 2012 - Msg 90590: "Hey" Auh2o! :)

MDC, I haven't been to the rehab in awhile. I need to get back in touch with the girl who is in charge now and see if/when I am needed. I will probably be cooking thanksgiving for them again this year, I imagine.

Good luck at this year's Lineman's Rodeo, SPOT!

Better hit the ironing board. I have to get up early and take our dog Ollie to the vet to be neutered (poor puppy). They want him there by 7:30.

Boo

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90591: Hey, Boo. Don't feel too sorry for Ollie. He will hardly know anything has happened, and he'll be a happier little feller in the long run. No frustrations, no fights, and no risk of someone hurting him because he came in their yard with designs on their little darling female. Of course you know all this, that's why you're having it done. I'm just trying to be supportive.

Spot, I don't suppose you'll be coming through the Dallas area (unless you get really lost) but if you do, well, just drop by and set a spell. I'll cook up a meal for you, and even send you on your way with a sack of sandwiches!

MDC, that was indeed a good suggestion made by the CNA. When those folks are good, they're a godsend. There are some who aren't worth diddly, but there are many who are kind, dedicated and knowledgeable people who provide a very valuable service, both in long-term care facilities and acute-care hospitals as well. Over the 33 years I've been a nurse, I've worked with many who fit that description. When a nurse clocks in, the first thing she (or he) wants to know is who the CNA is. A good one can make for a good, pleasant and productive shift. A bad one, or a lazy one, can make it 12 hours of chaos.

Funny story - years ago, I worked a night shift on a very busy med/surg floor, lots of geriatric patients, many of them confused and agitated, many were incontinent, and all were needy. No, they don't sleep all night. That's when they wake up and think they hear their daughter's voice in the hall, and climb over the bedrails to try to find her. Anyway, there were three nurses that night - me, another woman, and a male nurse. We had two CNAs, both young men. Now, while females usually outnumber male staff by a wide margin, as it happened that night, we had an abundance of guys. I don't mind. They're strong, usually willing, and almost always kind and compassionate. One of the CNAs that night (I'll call him Sam) happened to be gay. Very much so. No doubt in your mind. Eyebrow pencil gay. Wore Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds perfume. ("Honeee, I love the stuff! Got the whole collection, and I use it all!")

Anyway, one of the male nurse's patients needed a bedpan, and when he went to help her, she refused his help, loudly protesting that she "wasn't having no man put her on that pan!" The other female nurse was busy in a room, so I got up to help out, told the male nurse I'd take care of it. Sam told me to sit down, that he'd go. I pointed out that she had said she wouldn't accept help from a man. Sam just smiled a little sly smile, arched one penciled eyebrow, and said, "Honey, she'll accept me. She won't know the difference!"

Boy, was he right! He put on his most hip-swinging walk, and went sashaying into that room in a cloud of White Diamonds scent, pushed his voice up about an octave, and said, "You need the pan, darlin'? Well, I'll be happy to help you!" The woman never said a word, the task was accomplished, and Sam came strolling out of the room, grinning like a 'coon eating yellowjackets, and we all just sat there laughing like idiots. Later he remarked that the perfume came in handy at times. I guess he was right. Sam has been my friend for a long time, and still is, though I don't see him as much anymore. He works in the lab now.

OK, enough of that. Guess I'll turn in. You all have sweet dreams now. --Romeena

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90592: Boo, your chicken story reminded me of one from a few years ago. You old timers will remember our little Doxie named Sammy. He thought he was a pretty bad dude, and seemed fearless. That is until one day I had let him out to do his morning business. Well just as I opened the door, I noticed one of the neighbors chickens in our back yard. So did Sammy, just as the chicken went behind my garden shed that was about 100 yards away. He took after it like a bolt of lightning, in spite of my hollerin at him. He shot around the back, I herd him bark, then yelp, then scream howl. All of a sudden he came running back from behind the shed with the chicken chasing him, him yelping all the while. I have never laughed so hard. Big brave Sammy, being chased by a chicken. Of course once he got in my arms, his yelps turned into manly barks again, and he was fighting to get out of my grasp, but he wasn't fighting to hard I noticed. Ha! His ego was shattered that day I'm sure.

Auh2o, Yep, very familiar with ice dams, or as they get called by me, dam ice! And we get those lake affect storms here also. Pretty amazing how isolated they can be, just as you described. I've seen several feet drop in one area, and just several inches drop a few miles away. All depends on the jet stream. Hope your remedy works out.

Boo, I think you gave me your crud. Woke up with a very conflicted stomach this morning. Tried purging myself (sorry for being grose) but nothing there to purge I guess. But I sure feel run down and queezy. I'm not one to be bashful about upchucking. If the need is there to do so, I encourage it. Rather have it out of me and be done with it. But nothing there.
Now then, what a pleasant post to start your morning folks. :)

Asa

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90593: Great story Romeena, thanks for the morning smile!
Daphne

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90594: Asa, better out than in, hope you feel better soon.
Daphne

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90595: "Eyebrow pencil gay"! BAHAHAHAHA....THAT is hilarious, Ro. One of these days we are going to be able to sit on the porch swing and swap stories. :)

I sure am enjoying these stories on the porch today! Too funny about your dog and the chicken, Asa. Sorry about your crud, Asa...just wait till the "water works" begin in the south end.

"Better out than in," Daphne? Ewww! haha

Well, Ollie went unwillingly to the vet's office this morning and they had to slide him across the linoleum to get him to the back!! Boy, I couldn't help but laugh. Ro is right, though, things will be better in the long run. ;)

Boo

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90596: Hahahaha! Asa, I hope you're feeling better by now, You do have a way with words! That story about Ollie and the chicken is just hilarious. Toye Starr came trotting in here to see what I was laughing about. What a picture that must have made. I loved your description of the yelps changing to "manly barks" once he knew he was safe. That's just too funny! I remember Sammy well.

I love Doxies, they're just so cute. I'm a fan of the comics in the newspaper, and there's a strip called "Drabble" that includes a little Doxie, named Wally. They always picture him trying to run, with his feet slipping on the floor so he's sort of running in place. He's a smart little feller, who frequently puts one over on his owners. Whoever draws that strip definitely has had experience living with a dog, and probably a Doxie. He has the personality down pat.

I do hope I didn't offend anyone with my description of "Sam" earlier. It was necessary, in order to explain what happened, and was not intended to be derogatory in any way. Sam himself would have laughed out loud, and probably would have offered me some descriptive suggestions. He is very open, and quite comfortable with himself, and is well-liked by all, including me. He has a remarkable sense of humor, and is fun to work with, and just fun to be around. He had a dog years ago, one he had had for a very long time, and it finally died of old age. That boy grieved for months, it was just pitiful to see. I encouraged him to get another dog after a while, but he said he just couldn't go through that again. Too bad.

Well, I need to get busy around here. My closet looks like a Goodwill store exploded, and I can't find a thing in there. I know there are things I haven't seen in years, which would indicate that I no longer need them, I think. I really need to drag everything out and then make each item explain to me why it should be allowed to go back in. Oh, what a scary thought - I'll have a mountain six feet high on my bed, and it will take days to sort it all out. Still, it just must be done. It's very selfish of me to have a closet full of clothes I'll never wear again, when someone else would really appreciate them. They just don't fit, there's nothing wrong with them. I don't do trendy styles either, just basic stuff, so that shouldn't be a problem. Anyone want to come and help? I've got to do it, before the "Hoarders" film crew shows up on my doorstep.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90597: Oh, Asa, I'm sorry! Make that "Sammy and the chicken!" I knew better, but had just read Boo's comment about Ollie going to the vet, and that's just what my fingers wrote. --Romeena

October 09, 2012 - Msg 90598: Ollie went to the vet today to get clipped, as a Male it kinda makes me sad...Who's next on your list to get clipped Boo? I suppose Bernie is next....
RUN......BERNIE.....RUN....MOM's on a NEUTERING RAMPAGE!...That's what I'm thinking...G-F

p.s. as for the sas...Where do you nip it? In the BUD!......Just ask Barney how to raise kids he is an expert just ask him.....