October 25, 2012 - Msg 90792: Romeena, here is a picture of just what you were talking about! http://www.sodahead.com

October 25, 2012 - Msg 90793: Thanks, G-F, for the link, but I'm not sure I saw what you intended me to see. That site rotates their features regularly. Which one were you wanting me to read? --Romeena

October 25, 2012 - Msg 90794: Romeenan Try this one http://www.goofball.com/photos/Democrat_Bear

October 25, 2012 - Msg 90795: Hahahaha! All he needs is a napkin around his neck and a knife and fork in his hand. Oh, and a half-dozen or so baby bears playing around his feet. Too funny! --Romeena

October 25, 2012 - Msg 90796: Romeena, I hope "Sandy" doesn't ruin the cruise for you guys..Sounds like Sandy will be a Dandy for the East coast folks. Hopefully it will be thru and not do to much damage to the area where you guys are going..Extra sea sick pills!!
Be sure to get a ship in a bottle..ha G-F...

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90797:
GF and RO---I was thinking that same thing as it appears to be right in that very area of the cruise. RO, have you checked with the cruise line?
MDC

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90798: Well, looks like it is finally going to cool down here tomorrow and I can't wait! I finally decided to put out some fall things this evening and decorate my mantel with some leaves and candles. I even made some cut-out butter cookies in the shape of fall leaves yesterday. :)

You all remember when I had a goat killed by some dogs that were roaming in my neighborhood? Well, a friend that lives about 2 miles from me heard a commotion in her yard this morning and there were two dogs tearing her cat to pieces. She said they were bull dogs but I know from experience that any dog/dogs can harm people or animals if in the right situation and pet owners need to keep their dogs contained. She lives right across from an elementary school and these dogs were running loose near the school before animal control found them. According to the officer, he knew the dogs because they had done this sort of thing before. He told my friend that they would be kept in the pound for 10 days and then if the owners wanted them back, they would face fines and it would also cost them about 300 dollars a piece to get their dogs from the pound. So scary to think that some people just let their dogs run loose even when they have done this kind of thing before. Makes me so mad at people for being so irresponsible!

Better get to bed.

Boo

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90799:
G-F---here is a link to a slideshow about a-fib.
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/slideshow_pictures_atrial_fibrillation/article_em.htm
I have been in a-fib since 1985. Not much was available back then, but now there is cardioversion and ablation, etc. I take Digoxin and Metroprolol and Coumadin to keep it all "under control;" eat properly, see my cardiologist two times a year, and get an echo once a year.
So far so good, and the only time I really "feel it" is when mowing my lawn in our hot summers.
I am seeing another doctor on Nov. 2 about some new procedures that my cardiologist told me about, so will let you know. However, I would suggest you NOT try Pradaxa, as a few friends have, and there are MANY side effects.
RO- I cant believe that the whole town of Irvine only has one polling place. Who, may I ask came up with that idea??
Hey to Spot, MD and all.

Where's BIG Maude??
MDC

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90800:
OK, I say this only because I have to get it off my chest...Donald Trump, SHUT UP! (:
mdc

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90801: Cheer up, MDC. Maybe he'll fall down and break his hair. As for the single polling place, it's pretty much always been that way. Like I said, sometimes the local Playhouse was used, but mostly it's just City Hall. It is well organized though, plenty of parking and a lot of people helping out. I don't know what it's like on actual election day, of course, because I generally vote early. I just hate waiting in lines.

You've been in a-fib for 27 YEARS? Good grief! I take Atenolol and Diltiazem for rhythm control, and only take baby aspirin for anti-coagulation. I have refused to take Coumadin, and would not consider Pradaxa. My doc is fine with it, understands my objections, and says as long as my a-fib is as brief and infrequent as it is, I probably don't even need the aspirin, but suggests I continue to take it. No problem. He says I have no need for cardioversion or ablation. First of all, they'd have to catch me when I'm actually in a-fib, and that might be difficult to do. So, unless mine worsens about a hundredfold, I'll leave it alone. You, on the other hand, would be a very appropriate candidate for one of those procedures.

About the storm - we're not really concerned about it. It appears that it will move north up the East Coast, and we'll be sailing south from Miami, down to Grand Turk Island. I don't think it will be a problem. Eloise may need a little dramamine, but I've never gotten seasick, so am not concerned for myself. She usually has a patch in reserve, but never seems to use it.

Years ago, Dale and I were in Hawaii on a company trip, and took the boat tour from our hotel in Waikiki around to Pearl Harbor and the battleship Arizona. The boat, as you may know, is a flat-bottomed, open-sided craft, a design that doesn't ride waves terribly well. The water was pretty rough, with some significant swells. Just about everyone on the boat was sick but me. Even Dale was a tad queasy. I was having a wonderful time, hanging over the side with my camera, snapping away, and enjoying the rise and fall of the swells very much, laughing and carrying on. One woman in our group was really sick, absolutely green. Finally she turned to Dale and said, "I'm warning you. If she yells 'woohoo" one more time, I'm going to push her over the side." I think she meant it, too.

I don't get airsick, either. I've flown with my son in his Beechcraft many times, and we've chased clouds and played around up there, I've sailed in an unpowered glider, and I've been on airliners in a storm when it felt like the plane was moving in four directions at once, but I've never gotten sick. I will get carsick if I try to read in a moving car, however, and have been known to get a little uneasy on a simple child's swing. Go figure.

Well, I've got rehab in the morning, so had better get to bed. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90802:
MDC, you mentioned a PBS special about a Soviet submarine commander who almost launched a nuclear torpedo against the United States during the Cuban missle crisis. I assume you are referring to commander Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov of the Soviet Navy.
Are you also aware that this was not the only incident that could have resulted in nuclear war? Visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/nuclear-false-alarms.html
As far as I'm concerned, the most serious incident involved Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet Air Defense Forces. Read about how he single handedly saved the world at http://www.brightstarsound.com/world_hero/article.html

from Poor Horatio

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90803: My dad was in a-fib from 1980 until he passed away this year, so over 30 years. His was due to heart surgery in 1980..he had a prosthetic valve put in and the cutting into the heart muscle called a problem with the conduction of the heart and caused it. He was on coumadin anyway because of the heart valve and never had a problem from the a-fib. Strangely, I could always hear his heart valve ticking away in that familiar, irregular beat.
Funny story about the lady on the boat, Ro! haha

These stories about the near-nuclear annihilation events are making me nervous with all the predictions of the end of the world in 2 months! ;)

Well, it is finally cooler here and I was able to open the windows. I'm going to soak it all up!

Boo

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90804: *caused a problem,* rather...

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90805: Well, I guess you could say it's cooler here too, at 49! Clear and sunny, a few high clouds scudding around up there, very stiff breeze blowing. I've had my pond umbrella folded down for several days, guess I may as well take it in for the winter. At nine feet in diameter, a good wind will either tear it up or pull it out of its socket and carry it away, like Mary Poppins. Even with it collapsed, if the wind catches it just right it can do damage.

Wow, Boo, that's a long time to be in a-fib. No wonder he was on Coumadin. You too, MDC. Without it, a fibrillating atrium can easily form mural clots, and can be very dangerous. The Coumadin, of course, prevents that. In my case, the a-fib isn't prolonged, or even frequent. No way would I form a clot in the short runs I have, less than a minute, never more than five minutes. So for me, there's no point in taking anything other than baby aspirin, and probably everyone my age should be on that, unless there's a GI reason not to take it.

Oh, those artificial heart valves! It's always a little unsettling when no one mentioned in report that a patient had one, and you put your stethoscope to the chest and hear "lub-click, lub-click", instead of the expected "lub-dub." We used to get a laugh out of the students who were assigned to us at times. We'd deliberately not tell them, then watch for their reaction. Most had no idea what they were hearing, but occasionally, some bright young thing would look up and say "I hear an artificial valve!"

Well, gotta run. Got to be at rehab in less than an hour, and am still sitting here in a ratty old gown. I just love old, soft, worn and comfy gowns. Dale used to look at me and laugh, shake his head and remark that he guessed the honeymoon was over. (But it wasn't!)

Blessings, friends. --Romeena

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90806: Scary sounding stuff on the porch today! Storms, a-fib, nuclear destruction, motion sickness, Donald Trump, cats being torn apart, Lions-Tigers-Democratic Bears oh my! I think I'll go out and clean-up my big pile of leaves. I sure hope there is not a crazed squirrel or bat hiding in there...Oh my....Who ya gonna call? Ghost Busters?....G-F..
(Boo I don't condone retaliation, but it seems like those dogs need a injection of lead, maybe 38 cal.'s worth?)

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90807: Hi all.
Will it look like all tis nice day are gong for this year and the cold is comming?
Just think in two monthy it will be Christmas! wind has the time go to!

TOM


October 26, 2012 - Msg 90808:
Howdy porch family....well breaking news in SC...over 2 million SC SSNs have been hacked into from over seas. 77% of the whole state's ssn has been hacked throught the government's system. They have a number to call but it has crashed because of the overload. When you call they are going to give you a one year idenity protection plan. This is a mess. They have traced it to the country but will not say which country as of now. It's pretty bad when a whole state is hacked into.

Ya'll have a blessed day!
-REV.

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90809: I just read about that,Rev.Scary stuff for the Palmetto State,for sure.What a mess for us all.

*******************
possum under a rock

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90810: Just what we need REV is more Hackers...Maybe they could set up a web site just for hackers, that way they can hack each other since they get such a joy out of messing up peoples lives. So when ya hack a guy ya gotta hack him back! Sorta like digin somebody and have them dig ya back? That's what I'm thinking...And leave the rest of us alone. G-F.....

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90811: Boo & Romeena, just heard on the news about the accident rates in Texas going up on that stretch where the speed limit is 85...Barney tried to tell them, give 'em 85 the'll go 90 only problem is then ya hit one of those wild hogs at 90mph it ruins the day for everyone. But.....it is a way to get rid of your hog problems. Just send orders over to Eastern US for snow plows for the guys to put on the front of their trucks! = more jobs! Another good idea! I don't hear any of those ideas on the Political ads on TV. A job is a job weather ya make plows or bacon it's still putting $ in the economy....G-F..again...

October 26, 2012 - Msg 90812: Yep, we've been hearing some of the same. There's really no way that 85 is safe. Some say that out on the open prairie, where you can see for 50 miles in any direction, not even a tall tree to break visibility, it would be safe. I disagree. All it takes is for a tire to blow, a tumbleweed to blow up against your windshield, or a hog or other animal to meander onto the road, and somebody is going to be very dead. Also, let us not forget the idiots who would decide that texting would be safe, since there's no traffic!

On that note, somewhere in Irving tonight, there is a woman who probably will think twice before texting while driving again. I was traveling along Northgate Drive, on my way to rehab this morning, doing about 33 in a 30 mile zone. At one point, a road tees into Northgate, does not cross, it just meets it. That road has a stop sign. As I approached, I saw a car stopping at the sign, so continued on, but I was watching because the driver appeared to be looking down. Sure enough, as I got closer, her car began to roll out onto Northgate, right in my path, and she was looking down toward her lap, neither hand visible on the wheel. She was texting! Naturally, I slowed and came to a smooth stop, about ten yards from her car, which was by then sitting directly across my path. About then she looked up, her jaw dropped and a look of sheer terror came on her face, at the sight of a car which appeared to be bearing down on her. Then she realized I was stopped, and the terror turned to confusion and embarrassment, as she slammed her car into reverse and backed up, so I could get by. I never hit the horn, kept my hands on the wheel, and just looked at her as I drove on. I know she was terribly embarrassed, and she should have been. If I hadn't been watching, or had been driving as fast as many people do on Northgate, I would have t-boned her, right on the driver's door. She could have died, I could have at the very least been injured, and all because some message or other was so bloomin' important! Will people ever learn? This was no kid either, she was at least mid-forties.

REV, that's awful about the SS#s in SC. Was yours or your family's involved? I hope not! Something is going to have to be done. There's too much information out there, and it's too easy to get. I had been wondering how someone got my info, and then Wednesday at the doc's office, I was watching a new young clerk in the office area. She may be as honest as a saint. I hope so, because it occurred to me that all she would have to do is wait until no one else is nearby, and she could just open the charts that are on her desk for the day's appointments, jot down a little list of that information for each patient, stick it in her pocket or purse, and away she goes. I would imagine the street value of a list such as that would be considerable, and that's just one place where it could be done.

Well, better get to bed. Tomorrow is a big day. Got to get the laundry done, decide what clothes I'm taking, and get packed for the cruise. Eloise and Jerry will pick me up Sunday morning at nine, and away we go!! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90813: Speaking of being distracted while driving....I just did something unbelievable when I went to get Sean from work. It was about 11pm so I was kind of tired and while driving back through town, I was approaching a red light. Sean was asking be a question about something and I was about to answer him when I proceeded to just drive right through the red light. I realized what I had done when I was halfway through the intersection (luckily it was very quiet downtown and no cars coming). I put the breaks on and backed up to where I belonged since there were no cars behind me. The funny thing was that the only other car in the area was a police officer stopped at the light in the oncoming lane right ahead of me. I knew he would turn around and come after me for running the light, but when the light did turn green and I passed through it, he just kind of turned and looked at me as I passed by! haha Guess I was lucky. I think I was just too tired to be driving and was easily distracted. I never really think about having a conversation in the car as being a distraction, but as I am getting older, I have to concentrate more on my driving. I never, ever text, though!

Well, it is about 60 degrees or less outside and feels wonderful. :)

Hope your cruise is the best one yet, Ro!

Boo

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90814:
Boo- glad your weather is finally cooling down!
And that is very scary regarding the red light.
I accidentally ran one about 15 years ago, very late at night, and no one around! But scared me to death after I realized what I had just done!
Now I subconciously say to myself, "Red stop, green go." All these years later I find myself
still doing that!
Prayers for all,
MDC

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90815:
Speaking of running red lights, many years ago when I served as an auxiliary police officer, I received an urgent call over the radio that required me to run with lights and siren. As I neared an intersection controlled by a traffic light, I had the red light. So I slowly passed around the stopped vehicles in front of me and proceeded into the intersection. Another car, with the green right-of-way, apparently didn't hear my siren nor saw my flashing overhead lights. Luckilly neither one of us was driving too fast so we were both able to stop in time to avoid a collision.
I was involved in another incident involving not seeing red lights. I was on a highway directing traffic at a double fatality traffic accident one evening. On my squad car, I had my red overhead lights on, my alternating headlights flashing, and my spotlights illuminating the reflective highway exit sign. And I was standing in front of my squad car with my flashlight and bright orange traffic cone attachment as I directed all approaching traffic to exit the highway. Then I noticed one particular pickup truck continuing straight towards me. I jumped out of the way as he proceeded to plow into my well lit squad car and totaled it. He turned out to be drunk and ended up getting arrested.

from Poor Horatio

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90816: Wow, Boo, you were lucky! First that no one hit that intersection at the same time you did, and second that the officer gave you a pass on it. He probably saw your horrified face, and figured he couldn't top that! I ran right through a stop sign a few weeks ago, have no idea why, just in another world at the moment, and didn't realize what I'd done until I was already well past the intersection. Scary.

PH, God was looking out for you when that drunk hit your squad car. You know, that brings up a point. We're making a project out of the texting thing, and we should. It has to stop, it's a lethal habit. However, there is another situation, equally lethal if not more so, that too often seems to just be ignored or swept under the rug, and that's drunk driving. Not only is a drunk impaired, very often he (or she) is also under the impression he's invincible, or will drive very aggressively. Thousands of fatalities every year, and the beat goes on.

We have laws, but the enforcement is very inconsistent. I may have told this before, but here it goes again. Some years ago, here in the D/FW area, a young police officer stopped to change a tire on the side of the highway for an elderly woman. He and the car were well off the roadway, as there is a lane-sized shoulder along there. A drunk came along, literally swerved off the road, struck the young man and killed him, leaving a young widow and three children, as I recall. The drunk barreled on down the highway, and eventually ran his car up a sign pole.

When the case finally came to trial, it was revealed that the drunk had a "history" of drunk driving. A history? More like "his story", because he had 41 CONVICTIONS for drunk driving. Not arrests - convictions. Say what? Should have yanked his license, everyone said. Well, guess what. They had. He was driving without one, and had been doing so on his last several convictions. This is so ridiculous that I almost hesitate to ask the obvious question, but I do, and I did, in a letter to the newspaper. What was he doing out, and free to ignore his convictions and finally kill someone? Obviously yanking his license meant nothing to him. He should have been chained to a wall, in a dungeon deep beneath the jail, in my opinion. Forty-one convictions? Obviously he's, shall we say, a slow learner. If he had been in jail where he belonged, that officer would be alive today, probably enjoying some young grandchildren.

The problems are obvious. 1. It's a good ol' boy world, "aww, the poor guy, he just had one too many". 2. The judge is thinking, "Well, he probably wasn't any drunker than I was the other night, this could have been me." 3. The jails are already full. 4. Lots of officials are thinking "Wow, look at the revenue we'd lose from fines if we pulled him off the road. Maybe he'll be more careful next time." Of course, after he killed someone and the papers chewed on it for a while, they had to crack down, and I think he did get a few years in prison, but it's too little, too late.

There will always be people like that man, who think laws don't apply to them, who will always think they can "handle it", and who will refuse to take responsibility for their own behavior. I just wonder when law enforcement is going to wake up and grow up.

Well, good grief. Enough of that! Sorry, it's just a topic that really winds me up, in case you hadn't noticed. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90817: PH, I bet he didn't get a Aunt Bee breakfast in bed in the morning..That's what I'm thinking!

Romeena, Have fun on the cruise, just watch out for those slickity talking bachelors, but I know you can handle yourself just don't smack'em too hard! ha..Say Hey to Floyd & the "Hinkleys" they are from my area....G-F....

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90818:
Morning porch family....kinda chilly here today. My wife says it's nice back home as well.

Ro....anyone that filed a income tax return since 1998 is affected...so that's pretty much all of us. It's crazy!

Possum....have you applied for your free protection yet? If not you should do so asap. The lines have been jammed but I got through this morning to get the code. If you need it the code is: scdor123 (It's the same code for everyone in SC) Just go to www.protactmyid.com/scdor and it will ask you for the SC code. Answer a few questions and very simple. I would do it as soon as you can.

Got two concerts tomorrow but I've got a free day today. Think I'll do some writing and maybe go out and do a little shopping to restock the motorhome.

You all have a very blessed weekend.
Love and prayers
-REV.

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90819:
Possum......sorry I hit the wrong letter.... www.protectmyid.com/scdor
-REV.

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90820: In the 50's to low 60's today and I am loving every minute of it! :) :)

That is very scary, PH...! Between texting and drunk driving, things are very scary on the roads these days. I think stress plays a part, too. People are so stressed and in such a hurry that they take chances that they shouldn't. I see that everyday...folks in a hurry, passing other cars when it isn't safe, or pulling out in front of other cars.

Ro, I think that as many people as are killed due to drunk drivers, it should be prosecuted by huge fines and jail time. Twice and license should be taken away for good. There is never, ever a reason to drink and get behind the wheel...EVER.

Boo

October 27, 2012 - Msg 90821: Amen, Boo. Unfortunately, there are those who would agree with you, sincerely agree, until they get a drink or two under their belt, and then the "I'm bulletproof" thinking begins, and they think they can "handle it." So sad. Agree with yanking the license on the second offense, but then that has to be followed up with some very large, sharp teeth in the laws regarding driving after the license is suspended. As in the story I told above, the guy just kept on driving. Didn't slow him down one bit. Driving with a suspended license should earn some serious jail time, like maybe ten years.

Well, the laundry is all done, most of my clothing has been chosen for the trip. Now I just need to make sure I have appropriate jewelry and shoes (probably only three pair of shoes - they can do double duty) and get it all tucked into the suitcase. I hope to get to bed early, then up at 6 to shower, shampoo and dress, and be ready when Eloise and Jerry arrive at nine. Tomorrow is going to be a long day, and I need to be rested. Today has been long, and my back is very tired. We're going to have a lot of fun, though.

You all be nice while I'm gone, and remember to act like somebody. --Romeena

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90822:
All the drunk talk can actually take us to tags!
Sorry, but really, look how lightheartedly they handled the subject of Otis.
Even made light of Barney trying to help him in a couple or so eps.
Sure, it's a show, but when you think about it in light of Boo's snd PH stories above, it is rather sad to think about.
AZ has pretty tough laws concerning DUI. One of my brothers ended up in Sheriff Joe's tent city for three month in the middle of the summer, and he has been clean and sober ever since! (11 years now.)
Oh, and Boo and Ro, I see that Texas gave the foreign "poll observers" the what for! Good ole TX!
RO- have a fun girl type trip!
And Good Sabbath to all,
shall we go with the white collars or the black collars on the choir robes? ha
MDC

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90823: Hey, MDC. Agreed, they did make treat Otis and his drinking lightly, made him downright lovable, but when you think about it, there were some serious moments too - like when his brother came to town, and ended up in the jail. They made the point with that one. And they really made it clear that Otis shouldn't drink and drive, and even had Otis figure it out himself.

Well, my luggage is packed, and except for a shower and shampoo in the morning, I'm ready to go. House is in reasonably good shape, Toye Starr will be mad at being left, but she likes Deanna and will be treated well. So many little details at the last minute - leave money in the hidey-place for Eddie, who will mow on Thursday. Leave notes for Joe regarding where the iris rhizomes and other assorted bulbs are to be planted. Water houseplants. Run dishwasher and leave it clean and empty. Clean linens on bed. Fresh towels in bathroom. Leave emergency phone numbers. And on and on. Sometimes I think it's easier just to stay home!

Blessings! --Romeena

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90824:
Romeena, in spite of the humor created with Otis's character, TAGS did consider drinking and driving a serious subject. I believe that the best episode dealing with this problem has to be "Hot Rod Otis" where Otis purchases a car. Remember the scene when Otis wakes up in his cell and overhears Barney and Andy speaking about Otis as if he had been killed while driving intoxicated?
On a related note, shortly after I left military active duty, I joined the American Legion. The particular legion post that I became a member of not only owned a large hall available for rent, but it also had an attached bar. And members worked as bartenders. However, when I was asked to serve as a bartender, I refused. I wanted no part of sending people out in the public after drinking in a bar.

Romeena, among us people who have experienced living on the seas, we have a saying of "Fair winds and following seas". The meaning of this phrase is wishing someone mild weather and calm sea conditions. It is a nautical blessing of sort that I offer to you as you prepare for your cruise.

from Poor Horatio

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90825: Romeena, Packed luggage,leave money,leave notes,empty diswasher,water houseplants, clean linens,fresh towels,emergency numbers,walk the dog, shower & shampoo, for the love of Mike, just Go,go,go...have fun!! Just keep your sites on "True North" and ya can't go wrong!!...G-F..

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90826: Hi all.
G F the stormI hop drop all the snow at your front door befor it get here.

TOM


October 28, 2012 - Msg 90827:
PH- so true about that ep...I forgot about that one and was only remembering the ones where he jumped on one leg etc, making barney looking bad instead of Otis.
Good Sabbath to all,
MDC

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90828: Sorry TOM I think this one is gonna get to you first this time they are calling for alot of snow in the Mts. of WVA & VA..I purched a generator a week ago just in case..I may have to use it incase Sandy gets sassy!
Just think of Romeena basking in the sun on her cruise (hope she will bask in sun and not get pinned down from the rain left-over from Sandy)...We will see what Mother Nature has in store for us!
I bet the folks on the East coast are reviewing the story of Noah that's what I'm thinking..

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90829: You gotta love Sheriff Joe, MDC. :)

Prayers for an awesome trip, Ro.

Boo

October 28, 2012 - Msg 90830:
Sweet dreams all!
mdc

October 29, 2012 - Msg 90831: Morning porch, stopping by for a visit this morning. looks like I might be the first one up

Things have been busy on my end of the porch so I haven't been able to drop in for a few day.

Our weather has made drastic change over the past 24 hours. It has been chilly, rainy and windy. Some of the nearby areas in VA are having snow this morning and we are supposedly in line for some within the next 24-48 hours. Good Grief, snow on Halloween! The weather people say it is because of the hurricane . guess we better take cover and get ready.

Safe travels for Romeena. Hey to everyone on the
porch.

Breakfast menu: eggs, bacon, sausage. cinnamon toast or plain toast with apple butter, jelly, coffee, tea, juice to drink. someone can bring the paper


better get busy.

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

October 29, 2012 - Msg 90832: Thanks for B-fast Maude!...so much wind here....whew....hey Romeena,Possum,auh20,MDC,asa Boo and all....gona get busy spliting wood....hope my back holds out......SPOT

October 29, 2012 - Msg 90833: Hi all.
Will it look like the devil is comming wind he can fined all who are full of sin?
and to stop the voting next he cutting out the elec!

TOM

October 29, 2012 - Msg 90834:
Howdy porch family.....frost on the motorhome this morning:)

Maude...thanks for breakfast.

Spot....man we took a big hit with Lattimore this weekend. It's so sad...he's such a great young man and a very good role model for kids. It will surely hurt the Gamec#cks. Don't throw your back out with that wood spliting.

Praying for the elections!

You all have a great day
Love and prayers
-REV.

October 29, 2012 - Msg 90835:
Praying for all in Sandy's path!!
mdc

October 29, 2012 - Msg 90836: Indeed...Lord protect those in the area of the storms.

Boo

October 29, 2012 - Msg 90837: God bless all in the path of the storm. Stay safe,Tom!

*************
possum u.a.r.

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90838:
Rev, Ouch! Yes that was tough to see the replay of his injury. All the best to him.
MAUdie, yes, duck and cover thru this Sandy storm.
You to TOM. Prayers for all.
Dad still doing good.
MDC

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90839: Hope all of our porch friends on the east coast are doing ok. What a mess this storm was! Just too strange.

Boo

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90840: It was so windy on my end of the porch my squirrels are wearing parachutes!....
Yes Boo strange weather for sure..prayers for the Eastcoasters...G-F...

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90841: Hi all.
GF going to send you all this bad weather to you.
There we did not git the now as bad just rain off and on yest

TOM


October 30, 2012 - Msg 90842: Thanks TOM, you are so kind.....G-F

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90843:
I'm surprised by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy up here near Toronto (Canada). Last night, we were warned to secure everything outside of our homes, especially outdoor furniture and garbage cans. Toronto had one person killed when a store sign fell on her. And this area still has over 10,000 buildings without electrical power. Although there were a few uprooted trees in my neighborhood, my home experienced only the loss of cable tv and the internet for about six hours during the night.

from Poor Horatio

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90844:
Prayers continue for the folks affected by the storm.
-REV.

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90845:
Oops, I didn't mean uprooted trees. I should have said trees that split apart and lots of broken branches.

from Poor Horatio

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90846: HI ALL, I continue to monitor the situation in the east. My goodness, such a storm. Both candidates suspended appearances. Good for them.
PH, hope things improve there. NYC was hit hard.
Hope all porchsters, ASA, AUh20, STERling, Maude, KY Girl, etc are all OK.
Prayers continue for them all.
Also, I hope RO's trip is going OK.
God bless,
MDC

October 30, 2012 - Msg 90847: So glad you are well, PH. Thank you for checking in.

Asa should be ok, MDC...he's in Utah.

Can't stand to watch anymore news on the storm. I am so hurt for the many people involved. Such a terrible thing.

Boo

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90848: Monre.
G F how bad did Cleveland and you all gitit?
Hrer all we get was rain and some rain but up higher get all the snow ?
Some area are out of powre for some time.
pRAYING FR EVERYONE WHO WAS HIT BAD BY THIE STORM!

tom

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90849: Morning porch, just stopping by as my work day gets started.

Thankfully we have been lucky and missed much of the storm. we have had some cold temps and a lot of rain but no snow thus far. Some of the areas north of us (about 45 minutes or so in the direction of VA and over in the mountains of North Carolina got a lot of snow. Apparently folks lost power and were somewhat stranded but other than that no devastation. Prayers continue for everyone who has been affected by the wrath of this storm.

Not sure if we will have many trick or treaters because of the cold temps and rainy weather expected pretty much all evening. Some of the areas in VA have postponed it until Saturday
night.

hope everyone is doing okay this morning. Prayers for everyone and for Romeena as she enjoys the Mayberry cruise.

Lunch menu will be: tomato soup, grilled cheese, town house crackers/ brownies, tea, soda to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude


October 31, 2012 - Msg 90850: sorry for that Here all we get rain/


October 31, 2012 - Msg 90851:
Hey Folks

Quick check in. All's ok here. We lost power for a day, tree's were dropped, lines down and schools were closed but we're back up an running. Nothing happened here like in NYC or NJ.

Peace,
auh2o

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90852: TOM, Cleveland got alot of power outages my son lives on the West side and as of 10:00 last night he still has no power. Alot water surge from lake Erie along the lakefront they had I-90 closed most of the day....G-F

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90853: Glad you are ok, Auh2o. Thanks for checking in.

It is back up in the 80's and sunny here and will be for awhile. I really feel for those folks up in NYC and NJ.

Don't know if there will be any halloween fun for us, either. Erin is sick with a cold so I guess we will be staying in. No one ever comes all the way up to our house to trick-or-treat.

Hope Romeena is enjoying herself.

Boo

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90854: Boo why is that? do they think your place is like the Old Rimshaw Place or are they afraid of Bernie?...The latter is what I'm thinking..

Auh20 the forcast... H2-0 & more H-20 and later frozen H2-0! Let's hope the storms bring some Au too along the way..hehe

Maude, I'll be over for lunch can't go wrong whith the basic lunch except can a guy get some dill pickles to go with it? They twang my buds!

MDC any more "Bomber stories"? I like hearing them...
G-F....

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90855: Well, G-F, we are off the road a ways and not in a regular neighborhood...kind of out in the country so never have seen a trick-or-treater besides the two little girls who live next door.

Boo

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90856: Party at the Old Remshaw House tonight- if you dare!

Happy Trick or Treating, Y'all!

*******************
possum under a rock

P.S. Prayers for those hit by Hurricane Sandy.

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90857: Hey Boo this is kinda you night "Boo"...ha ha...well kids and all please be carefull on the streets!...back in a bit with a scarey story.....SPOT

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90858: I'll bring the baseball...I ain't skeared of no ghosts!! (bats either)...But if they was giraffs....I could get in by getting lifted up to the 2nd floor windows...

I wonder who Romeena will dress up like tonight? I'm sure they will have a party on the ship what do ya'll think?....I say Mother Nature, that's what I'm thinking...G-F..

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90859: Oh...Do tell SPOT...Is it about the Falcons getting beat by the Browns? ha! Sunday they beat the Chargers 7to6 I kept switching back and forth from the race...7to6, thought it was a baseball score! Sad...that is why I really don't get into football much anymore.....G-F
The race is in Boo's & Romeena's end of the porch this week....

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90860: Here's THE ghost story...The Golden arm!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTAo604NU3o

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90861: WE WANT A GHOST STORY, WE WANT A GHOST STORY!!

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90862: "YOU STOLE MY GOLDEN ARM!!"....

BOO!

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90863: Gomer, Gomer, Gome.....

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90864:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPobuGyFyqk

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90865:
Old man remshaw posted 90864....oooo (:

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90866:
Wow, that ghost story video (Msg 90860) sure brought back some childhood memories when I was a boy scout. At summer camp just before bedtime, we would sit around the campfire as one of our adult leaders began to tell us a story about Slaugtherhouse Charlie. And when he got to the part about Charlie's shining eyes, another adult hiding in the nearby bushes would turn on two flashlights held six inches apart. As soon as one of us saw those "eyes", we'd all scream and run into our tents. Those were the good ole days.

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90867:
And now, the perfect movie for a Halloween night.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5jmzo0kWF8

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2012 - Msg 90868:
HI All,
Glad to see the porchsters reporting in, as well as
everyone having a little fun!
God bless,
MDC


October 31, 2012 - Msg 90869: Ohwa-tago-siam (:


October 31, 2012 - Msg 90870: "An ax??....Shazaam!"....

You people are awesome.

Boo

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90871: Good morning gang!!...yea this Sunday night its My Falcons and Dallas...hope to remain unbeaten!..well so ready to go home and hit the bed...back at 2...will someone cook this morning or tell me where to meet?...im bushed...hey Romeena,possum,Boo,MDC,PH and all...ok waiting for b-fast news...I got a newspaper....SPOT

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90872: Morning Porch family,hope all is well.

We had about 50 trick or treaters last night despite the colder temps. no rain though. I enjoy seeing the kids and giving out the treats. For the most part all of them were very polite and gracious.

lets all meet at I HOP for breakfast today. thanks for the paper SPOT!

Feeling kinda puny this morning. dealing with sinus drainage and congestion (YUCK). Makes my job a little more challenging as I talk all day so my voice tends to be affected. Maybe some VICKS would help.

well better get to work.

Prayers and blessings all around.

Big Maude

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90873: Please pray for Sean today. He has been throwing up and sick since last night...didn't sleep. I hope it is just a stomach virus or something he ate and not a repeat of his bout with nausea several months ago. His nerves have been so bad lately.

Boo

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90874:
Good morning Saints! Happy November! All Saints day today!
Speaking of saints, about 50 utility workers from AZ are on their way to NJ to help out.
Good to see everyone pitching in.
It doesnt have to be gov. help all the time! Americans helping Americans always does it for me!
Have a good day all!
MDC

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90875: prayers for Sean!

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90876: Thanks, MDC. You are so right about Americans helping out. Its great to see love and generosity in action during times like these. It reinforces my faith in Americans.

Well, now both kids are sick...Erin with a cold, Sean with a stomach bug. Yuck..it's that time of year.

Boo

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90877: MDC...Are they picking up SPOT on the way??? Just thought I'd ask, I'm sure he is willing as long as someone FEEDS HIM he a hungry buzzard don't ya know!...G-F....

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90878:
Howdy porch family....Really today on the road. Had a concert last night and boy did we have a crowd. Wasn't sure since it was trick or treat but it was great.

Boo....sure pray that Sean and Erin get well soon.

Spot....man I'm tickled over the Falcons this year. Hope they can keep it going.

Continued prayers for all affected by the storm.
Also continued prayers for our nation and the elections next week.

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

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90879: Yea Rev I think they are for real...Falcons that is..ok back to the CMA awards....SPOT

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90880: Thanks, Ro...they both seem to be on the mend. :)

No doubt, this is a stressful time for our nation. God bless America in the coming days.

I know I have been discouraged from what my eyes can see, but I am trying to see through eyes of faith and not be afraid.

Boo

November 01, 2012 - Msg 90881: I meant "Thanks, REV"...guess Ro was on my mind. Hope she is having fun.

Boo

November 02, 2012 - Msg 90882:
Yes indeed, prayers and fasting for God's divine intervention! If it was ever needed, it is now!
Prayers also continue for all victims of Sandy. So much destruction, it is hard for me to watch it.
nite,
MDC

November 02, 2012 - Msg 90883: MDC, I just heard a story on our local news that made me want to scream. A local group of lineman from one of our small towns went to New Jersey to offer their help, but was rejected. Why? Because they are non-union. Wow. So they went to New York instead.
Boo, I hope and pray your young-uns are doing better today.
Prayers for our Nation. A very important election on Tuesday.

Asa