March 30, 2016 - Msg 104203: "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree." From the old English teacher. ha I had my tree work done too yesterday by a tree co. About the same cost as it would have been if I rented the lift, after shopping around. They did a good job.
RO--hope the storm passed thru OK.
Yup, losing Patty Duke makes me wonder about all
the well-known people we have already lost this year. I guess it is to US as it was to our folks when Sinatra and others of THEIR generation passed. The old Patty Duke show was on a retro TV station, but i havent seen it on lately, as the schedule was changed around.
A little nostalgia for ya...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTqKcojrVY

I went for my first Medicare Wellness Exam (aka Physical) today, and all went well, but there were some really STUPID questions that I had to answer like "Have you had s-x within the last year?" Why does Medicare need to know that for Pete's sake!? Worse than Barney's weight and height test for sure! (Doc also told me that it was due to obcare.) Yes RO, praying for America indeed!
Sterling, glad you get a little ME time and kid time. Still praying for your situation.
ALL--regarding internet speed. YES, they are installing new technology in many places around the country, and if you get
internet with a 4G stick (as I do) or thru satellite, etc, it has slowed to about 2G unless you buy
your carrier's new technology. (and some websites 'time out' before they open) They told me all this both at T-Mobile's tech number and store.
It makes many devices obsolete, making you have to buy their new upgrade. I liked my stick over a 'hotspot' because it is not wifi that can be hacked, but now I will have to get that, yet they call it better? Come Lord Jesus! :)
Later,
MDC


March 30, 2016 - Msg 104204: and all cleaned up!

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104205: MDC, thanks for the link... I did not know Mayberry's Bruce Bilson was the Director. I got to meet him at Mayberry Days, he is a very sharp interesting person. Floyd did a few podcasts of a interview done at MD's.... Great stories!.. Bet PH can post the link.... G-F

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104206: H

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104207: Hi there.
Nice weather where did not see it!
Ben back and fort going to see my Doc because my cop was down at 59% and having a heartatax?



TOM

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104208: TOM.. Sorry to hear about you health issues, better listen to the Doc so you can get back on your feet and feel better.
Hang in there Buddy!... Warm weather IS coming soon!

G-F...

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104209: TOM, you going to see old doc Andrews? He'll just say that you aint a spring chicken anymore! ha
Take care buddy. prayers,
MDC

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104210:
TOM, are you saying you have COPD and have had a heart attack? I visited http://www.healthline.com/health/copd/stages#Overview1 and learned that a 59% level is grade 2 out of 5 possible grades. The worst grade is 5. I hope you don't smoke or are not around someone who does smoke. In the meantime, keep visiting your doctor to try and stop it from getting any worse.

Asa, I remember sometime ago we were having a problem where some porchsters were seeing bold text and everything we tried did not fix it. In fact, it was not until the posting page changed before the problem disappeared. Now that we are on a new page, are you still having intermittent trouble gaining access to The Front Porch?

G-F, I found a Bruce Bilson podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZev7L4cYrY for part 1 and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nLG1F28WjE for part 2.

Regarding the passing of Patty Duke, I saw someone post a question about her over at Yahoo Answers asking "POLL----Where were you when you learned of Patty Duke's death?". The best answer chosen was "Who's that?". Wow, reading that made me feel old.

from Poor Horatio

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104211: Good sweep MDC ! lots of pollen ! prayers TOM .. well here at work till 10 then off for a few days. Bad storms coming tomorrow..I put out 200 lbs of fertilizer yesterday...20 bales of pine straw...trying to get a jump on summer...got garden plowed and ready...how about lets all eat at Wendys tonight ! back in a bit SPOT

March 30, 2016 - Msg 104212: Asa (and everybody)- After I posted yesterday that I'd been having trouble getting to the Porch too,it "broke" on me again! I've been trying since late yesterday afternoon to get back on and couldn't connect until now.My guess is there are some spiders under the porch and Floyd is gonna have to crawl up under there and whack 'em! All my other websites-no problem. But I'm not able to get to the Porch a lot lately.

Tom,you take care of yourself-we need you!

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

March 31, 2016 - Msg 104213: Afternoon all.
Well PH, It seems the sweep did not help anything. Possum and I seem to be in the same boat. Very hit and miss in getting on. Seems more miss than hit in fact.

Well my day is done and I am glad. Just beat right down to my socks tired. Been on my feet and on a ladder most of the day, and, well, I just ain't no spring chicken no more. Feet hurt. Back hurts. Legs hurt. Somebody call me a whaambulance.

Prayers for all.

Asa

March 31, 2016 - Msg 104214: Asa.... Better get the Rx.. Wheeler + Aleve.... G-F

March 31, 2016 - Msg 104215:
To everyone who is having intermittent problems accessing The Front Porch, what kind of browser are you using?

from Poor Horatio

March 31, 2016 - Msg 104216: PH I have a iPad so it's Safari... And Time Warner Internet... G-F

March 31, 2016 - Msg 104217: GF, are you getting other sites OK? mdc

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104218: Yes, I can get on most other sites ok, I think there must be something going on with the Mayberry sites. But I DO believe they cut the internet speed speed too. Just my opinion as I stated the reason before so they could sell ya the "upgrade"...

G-F....

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104219: Check this out... Somebody has to do it... Us maintenance guys go to many different heights to do our jobs...
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/VxlKZereog0?rel=0 Do I get a Amen Asa?.....G-F again

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104220: Nobody has enough money to pay me to do that job... --Romeena

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104221: PH, I mainly use Firefox,but have tried Google Chrome and I am still having trouble getting to the porch no matter which browser I use. Couldn't get here all day yesterday.

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

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104222: Did you all hear that TAGS will no longer be shown on any TV station, and that they are pulling all TAGS dvds from store shelves and even from ebay due to a BIG lawsuit??!

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104223: ....Better be a April Fools joke!.... Just Sayin'

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104224: Better be an April Fools joke for sure.

I use IE GF. And it seems to be the "imayberry" sights that are the problem for me. Everything else works fine. Like Possum, there are days that I can't get on at all. Even at 4 in the morning. Hey, maybe Sarah is sleeping on the job!

3 day weekend on tap for this feller. Use or lose vacation time, and I ain't gonna lose it. And I have the "wheeler" to swing it. :)

Asa

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104225: ....We have a Asa sighting..... http://youtu.be/6vX7-YS7sds

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104226: LOL, Now you are talking GF.

And that vid link to the two workers in Rio had me puckered right up buddy. I'll stick to my 40 ft bucket truck thank you very much.

Asa

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104227: Yup, that message 104222 was my poor attempt at an April Fool's joke, but you two are way too 'ept' at
cipherin' out things like that! MDC

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104228:
G-F, when I was employed in the states, I have walked on ledges of buildings and I had outdoor roof access to two of the five tallest buildings in Chicago (where all the antennas are mounted). However, watching that video link (Msg 104219) of those two maintenance guys on the Christ the Redeemer statue made me dizzy.

from Poor Horatio

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104229: Asa, I'm sorry to hear you're having problems getting to the sites. Are you saying you can't get to iMayberry.com or TAGSRWC.com (where the porch is) or both? All the domains are separate so unless the actually hosting company is having an issue so ALL the Mayberry sites I run are down, I'm not sure what would cause you not to be able to see the sites.

Same for Possum. I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to get to the site.

--Floyd

April 01, 2016 - Msg 104230: I tried accessing with Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge browsers and I just don't see a problem. I'm not sure what might be causing anyone problems accessing the porch. --Floyd

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104231: I get here OK with Chrome. MDC

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104232: Good morning Mayberry Porch !! here keeping the light on...Breakfast menu: 2 eggs your way,sausage,bacon,bisquits and gravy,hashbrowns with cheese,sliced apples,toast,grape jelly Oj coffee and milk ...SPOT

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104233: hi oh.
MDC GO TO JAIL FOR TWO WEEK FOR A BAD APRIL FOOL JOKE


TOM


April 02, 2016 - Msg 104234: ....There ya go MDC "The Sherrif" has spoken!... Time for inarculation at the "Big House".. Don't worry, Asa & I will bring ya some peanut butter sammiches in prison... We know what it's like when that iron door slams shut!...G-F

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104235: I'll keep looking to see if there's a problem. If you can't get to anything at TAGSRWC.com or iMayberry.com...please e-mail me (floyd@imayberry.com) and tell me what type error the browser tells you. I might be able to get a clue as to what's happening if I have more information.
--Floyd

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104236:
Thanks to SHERIFF TOM for punishing MDC for his bad April Fool joke. MDC, you are lucky SHERIFF TOM didn't lock you up for one month or more.

Floyd, thanks for getting involved with the intermittent problem. I know how difficult it is to try and fix something when you can't duplicate the problem. If I get anymore ideas, I will definitely email you.
Maybe if we offer a sacrifice to Mayberry's Count Istvan Teleky, that might fix the problem. Any volunteers?

from Poor Horatio
If I get anymore ideas, I will email you.

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104237:
Hmmm, I just had another idea to try. For everyone who is having this intermittent problem of intermittently not being able to access The Front Porch, try clearing your memory cache. If you don't know how, post here what browser you are using so I can give you instructions.

from Poor Horatio

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104238: Good idea, PH. Here's a link to instructions for browser cache clearing for most browsers. https://kb.iu.edu/d/ahic

--Floyd

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104239: THANKS... PH & Floyd that seemed to help me!... Much quicker now since I followed the directions. I suppose it just needed a Spring cleaning.
I always keep my history cleared but it must be the cache thing that was giving me problems. I did try to "reboot" my pad but that didn't help before. Shouldn't rebooting have done it for me anyway?... Just curious... G-F

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104240: I'm guessing I had too many boxes of them "Girl Campers of America" cookies stored in my cache, and I overloaded it.
G-F

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104241: I use CCleaner regularly- doesn't that clean out the browser cache or do I need to do as Floyd suggested in Msg 104238?
I had trouble getting to the porch earlier today,but it hasn't been a problem since.It's been about 5 days since I used CCleaner. How often should I use it or clean the cache, PH?

possum again

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104242: Thanks to PH, I got a *hint* about what the problem might be. I made some changes but it will take up to 24 hours to roll out to everyone and hopefully fix the problem.
--Floyd

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104243: While you're waiting on things to see it the "fix" worked, here's a link to the March 2016 issue of The eBullet for you to enjoy.
http://tagsrwc.com/the_ebullet/2016/03/the-ebullet-volume-16-issue-2-march-2016/
--Floyd

April 02, 2016 - Msg 104244: Thanks, Floyd. It was nice to read "The Bullet" and see some old friends mentioned. Brings back memories of the cruises Eloise and I went on. We had a lot of fun. Good people.... --Romeena

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104245: Good Sabbath porch pals.

Hey Floyd, I'm not sure if your fix worked but I go right on this morning with no problem. I was unable to get on all day yesterday. What happens is I get the "imayberry.com" show up in my browser box with the little spinning wheel. Then after a period of time (sometimes up to near a minute, sometimes almost right away) I get a "cannot connect to this website" screen. It is the same screen I get when I lose my internet connection. It seems the "imayberry" address is the only one it happens with. And ot seems to be worse in the morning than in the evening. But this morning I was able to get right on, so maybe what you did worked. I appreciate you and PH looking into it.

Asa

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104246: Crazy weather here, last night I got stuck in a total white out, could hardly see to drive!... This morning a thick coating of the white stuff!.. Looks like Christmas... Tomorrow is opening day for baseball season...CRAZY!... But it IS Ohio so not really a suprise.... G-F

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104247:
Because I was not experiencing the intermittent accessing the Front Porch problem, I had very little information about the problem to offer to Floyd when him and I discussed it via email. That is until last night when the problem finally occurred for me. Because it lasted almost 30 minutes for me, I was able to perform detailed testing and send that information to Floyd. As a result, he determined the problem might be related to the DNS.
The DNS is short for Domain Name System or Domain Name Server. To visit any web site, we begin by entering a host name or by clicking on a host name link. Because it is easier for humans to remember text names instead of a series of numbers, host names are composed of alphabetic characters formed into easy to remember words. An example of a host name is www.tagsrwc.com. When we enter that host name into the address section of our browser or click on a www.tagsrwc.com link, that information is sent to a DNS server (computer) where it is looked up in a database to get converted into an IP (Internet Protocol) address composed of a grouping of numbers. In this case, the host name www.tagsrwc.com converts to a numerical address of 74.81.94.212. But if that first DNS server does not find the conversion information in its database, then the information is sent to another DNS server. This process continues going from one DNS server to another DNS server until the host name is found in a database along with its corresponding numerical address. Because all computers connected to the internet have a unique numerical IP address, after the conversion occurs, your information is then sent to that numerical address of the computer server where The Front Porch web site is stored. Once that data connection has been made, the information from The Front Porch web site gets sent to your computer to be displayed. But when this intermittent problem occurs, it seems the correct numerical IP address could not be found for some reason to establish this data connection between your computer and the correct server. The Front Porch is stored on one of Floyd's computer servers. And because he has the ability to control how his computer server connects to the internet, he was able to make some changes.

from Poor Horatio

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104248:
For those who had trouble understanding my technical explanation above, here is a simpler one.
Suppose I asked to deliver a letter to the Post Office in your city. However, if you don't know exactly where it is located, you would not be able to sent that letter. But if I gave you a numerical address of 123 West 152nd Street, you should have no trouble finding the Post Office, even if you have to look up the address on a map.
The DNS system works in a similar fashion.

from Poor Horatio

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104249:
Ooops, allow me to post that message above using proper grammar.

For those who have trouble understanding my technical explanation above, here is a simpler one.
Suppose I asked you to go to the local Post Office to deliver a letter. However, if you don't know exactly where the Post Office is located, you would not be able to make a connection to send that letter. But if I gave you a numerical address of 123 West 152nd Street, you should have no trouble finding the Post Office, even if you had to look up the address on a map.
The DNS system works in a similar fashion.

from Poor Horatio

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104250: PH...your education was worth every penny. :)

--Floyd

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104251: Good morning, porch. I didn't make it to preachin' this morning. Arthritis in my left hand and wrist is making life miserable today. It's in my back as well, and I decided to just stay in and take it easy. I sure do wish I could take NSAIDs, like Advil, because they do help, but if I take more than one dose every few days, it throws my kidney function numbers all out of whack. Oh well. That's life, through and through.

For the past couple of weeks, I've had a little glitch in getting on the porch, but not as bad as others are having. I get to imayberry just fine, but when I click the porch link, it sometimes (not always) will do what you've described - just spin a minute, then give me the white "can't find it" screen. However, if I close the browser and reopen and try again, it will work the second time. Just FYI, Floyd, it did happen again this morning.

You know, it's kinda scary, the way these things work, and the fact that generally speaking, they work so well. When I got my first computer, about thirty years ago, who would have believed the technology would be where it is now? My first one was an Epson Equity, it had twin floppy drives, and it had an "amazing" 256k of memory! I had to load a floppy disk with the DOS driver on it when I started it up. Then I'd remove that and load the disk with the program on it, and another with any files I would be using. I kept the books for my husband's business on those floppy disks, and used DOS commands to move information around on them. I built the spreadsheet that held the summary of the information (THAT was a job!) and it had to stay in one of the drives, with all the individual files going in and out of the other drive. I used DOS commands to move the information from those disks to the proper cell in the spreadsheet. Once the data was entered, there were three checkpoints, and if all totals agreed, then the data entry was error free. I learned to do trial checks frequently, to find errors quickly, before the whole thing was involved.

That spreadsheet replaced a hand-entered report that was turned in to the company once a month, and was a boogerbear to complete. It would take my husband about three days every month to do the thing, and shortly after we got my computer he was watching me with it one day, and asked me if I could put that report in there and let the computer do the computations. I said I guessed I could, and bing-bang-boom - I had a new job! Apparently I did it right, because a couple of months after he passed, one of his colleagues very timidly approached me, hat in hand, and asked me if there would be any way he could get a copy of that spreadsheet. I made a copy of the disk with the template on it, and gave it to him. About ten years later, I learned from a friend that they were still using it! I'm sure the company has come up with something a bit more sophisticated by now, but mine sure helped us for several years, and I guess others benefited for a few years more.

Well, I didn't mean to write a book! Blessings, porch. Enjoy this beautiful Sabbath day. --Romeena

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104252: .....Back in the day, you'd go to the post office, put a stamp on your letter and Billy Ray would drop it off at your house if his feet weren't hurting to much.... Seemed pretty easy... Since everything got electronalized not so much so!... But thank you Floyd and PH for helping us "ept" folks out... I have ham and bean soup in the pot cookin' so come on over on a cold snowy Ohio day after preachin' and by then I'll have the corn bread ready too!.... G-F

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104253: Folks....we won't know until tonight or early tomorrow if the fixed worked for everyone or not so keep watching and let me know if things don't get better by tomorrow.
--Floyd

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104254:
Way back in the early 1970s before we had any personal computers, I was in college taking my very first computer programming course which was a requirement for my engineering degree. The computer was a large main frame model IBM 1620 that took up half the computer lab along with its printer and other supporting equipment. We had to type all programming code on separate punch cards and run them through the computer in proper sequence. Although I had never worked on or seen a computer before this, I did surprisingly well in this class. I enjoyed working all the homework and assisting other students in my class and in the computer lab. I even corrected the professor when he made mistakes. In fact, my performance and grades were so good that I was the only student who did not have to take the final exam. That never happened to me in any of my engineering courses. And because of this programming success, I considered changing my major from engineering to computer science. But computers were so new to me that I was not sure how safe it would be to work in this newly developing career field. So I did not change my major. That was one big mistake I made in my life. Shortly after the Apple Macintosh computer came out in 1984, Apple was offering programmers a starting salary of over $100,000 a year along with shares of Apple stock. That was at a time when I was playing it safe making about one third of that as an engineer and purchasing my own shares of stock.

from Poor Horatio

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104255: Thanks, PH & Floyd- I couldn't get on all day (got that same "spinning" thing and white page that Asa & Ro described. Even ran CCleaner,to no avail. But I had no problem accessing the Porch this time-jumped right on!Hopefully,y'all nipped it in the bud!

possum again

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104256: Thanks for the update, possum.
--Floyd

April 03, 2016 - Msg 104257: PH--I think I will need bigger wires after that 'splainin' that you did! ha Thanks. Heartbreak hotel on the career move! Wow. Take a look at this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epD-wYuPYbg
RO--My brother bought a Tandy about that same time.
Cassette tape memory believe it or not! ha
Sorry about the misery in your joints. Prayers for you.
GF--that ham hock and bean soup sounds mighty good! Maybe we could add some hog jowls and a hoot owl pie! :)
Yup, SHERIFF TOM IS A MEAN CUSS! I had to have Aunt Bee sneak in a file in a cake to get me out!
So you are going to have opening day in the snow??? wow! 94 here for Monday.
APB FOR BOO AND BIG MAUDE and other missing porchsters.
Jesus is Alive! :)
MDC




April 04, 2016 - Msg 104258: Yep MDC, Cleveland's Cory Kluber may be throwing "snow balls" instead of fast balls today!.ha....G-F

April 04, 2016 - Msg 104259: Good morning all.

Well I was able to get on first thing yesterday morning, then that was it. Could not get back on all day. With my laptop nor my Kindle. But it popped right up this morning. Hopefully Floyd got it fixed without any spider bites. Thanks Floyd and PH.

Sorry you are dealing with arthritis Ro. Is there anything natural you can take for that? I always see stuff advertised for arthritis that is over the counter. But it may be like all the gout remedies I have tried. The only thing that knocks it out for me is a dose of the colcrys.

Wow GF, Sorry for the late snow. It has been a very nice weekend here after a very cold wet and snowy week. I even got out and aerated my lawn on Saturday. They will be turning on the secondary water here in a couple of weeks so then I can get my sprinkling system checked out. I know I have one head I need to replace. Hopefully I blew everything down good enough last fall that there are no cracked pipes.

So MDC, You got yourself a little inarculated huh? Well Sheriff Tom is a tough one. Fair, but tough. I would suggest you behave like a model prisoner, and you will get out in due time. DON'T try to take off when he hollers SHAKEDOWN though. He will recapture you, and then it will really get tough. Maybe GF and I will run you a bowl of chili over later on. The effects of such may initiate an early release for you by Sheriff Tom (if you get my drift, or if he gets your drift).

Well I have to go run a few errands this morning, then I am back home to enjoy my day off.

Prayers for all.

Asa

April 04, 2016 - Msg 104260: MDC, that video looks the the bridge of the starship Enterprise "Warp Speed Mr. Spock"...lol...."Beam me up Scotty there's no intelligent life here in Washington"... Sorry, I could not help myself.... G-F again

April 04, 2016 - Msg 104261: Good morning, porch! It's absolutely beautiful here today. Clear, sunny, no wind, a bit chilly right now at 58, but expect to reach mid 80s this afternoon. I just can't imagine that some of you are still having snow! From my window, I can see nothing but green grass, almost fully leafed-out trees, and flowers - verbena, dianthus, Gerbera daisies, iris, snapdragons, sundrops, geraniums, big showy amaryllis, pansies, petunias and knockout roses. My regular roses aren't blooming yet, they're still too small. We pruned them pretty severely, but they'll come on soon. Sure is pretty out there. I love the view from this window.

Hahaha! I just watered two cats at one time! There's a big fat-faced gray cat that has been prowling the yard, and old Shamu from next door comes in now and then as well, but this morning, they both came in. The gray cat was first, and Shamu was hot on his heels, trying to chase him off. They stayed near the fence line, and that let me just follow them, turning on first one zone and then another, until they finally got frustrated enough to leave the yard. I know what they're after. The squirrels have babies in the little houses, and one has some in a hollow place in one of the trees. The tree-trimmer guy saw two little almost-hairless babies in that hollow and told me. I think the cats know they're there, and are hoping to get them. Well, not if I can help it! The adult squirrels are on the watch as well, though they're not much of a match for these cats. It really ticks me off. Both cats are fat and well-fed - Shamu's belly swings from side to side when he walks - but still they want to get a helpless little baby squirrel. Not on my watch, kitty! As I've said before, I would never hurt one of them, but I'll sure send him home soaking wet if I can.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up something to eat. Have a great day, everyone! --Romeena

April 05, 2016 - Msg 104262: Oh no GF, not a shakedown!! mdc


April 05, 2016 - Msg 104263: Good morning all.

Hey Floyd, just to give you an update. I was able to get on here yesterday just fine from home, but this morning I was not able to do so. Same problem as before. And it was the same for two different devices. Yet here at work I am able to get right on. Just thought I would pass that info along to you. I am sure it is not just me being affected by this.

Asa

April 05, 2016 - Msg 104264: I agree with you G-F, a lot of blinky lights.

I have been visiting the porch on and off all week - not posting but just reading - and I haven't had any trouble getting on here at all. I get on right from TAGSRWC.com. Don't know if that makes a difference(of what link we come here from).

Can you believe I saw Ernest T. Bass and Miss Peggy in a scene together?
Of course, it was on an episode of Alfred Hitchc*ck presents, but still. It must have been after Andy gave Ernest T. those lessons in deportment because Ernest T. was slicker than a 50's rocker's hair.

Well, we have our Presidential primary today here in WI. Ted Cruz is reported to be the favorite on the Republican side. I know I will be voting for him. Sort of glad Carson dropped out because it would be a tougher decision then.

You know, sometimes I can't believe the presumptuousness of our public school system. I received a letter from the school district "inviting" me to take Noah to a "child development" day coming up in April. That part was fine, I have no problem with an invitation. But then it goes on to say that they have "provided an appointment" for Noah and I to meet with our "interviewer" for that day. They also sent along a questionaire to fill out about Noah.
Boy, they really want to get their hooks into our kids early, don't they?
First off, I never asked for any information on "child development day" and never wanted any. I'll take care of my own child's development, thank you.
They nicely give you a box you can check if you are going or not, and at first I was going to send it back with the "No, we will not be attending" box checked, but then I thought, why the heck do I have to "opt out" of something I never asked to be included in in the first place?!

I guess it is my fault for putting Noah's name and age down when I filled out Kai's papers for school when it asked if she had any brothers or sisters. Remind me never to volunteer any information to the school ever again.

Ok, that's my rant for today. Got to take Noah to storytime at the library.

-Sterling Holobyte

April 05, 2016 - Msg 104265: LOL@ Asa's comments about MDC & the chili! Ha!

Well, I am having better luck getting to the Porch,but I hate to say that the problem is still there. I couldn't get here late last night or earlier today,but made it this time. I agree with Asa that it's not him. It's not me either-I'm not sure WHAT it is,but it's frustrating,isn't it,Asa?! Oh well..

Y'all take care & I'll rock when I can!

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

April 05, 2016 - Msg 104266: Just to add that I'm still having problems too... Sometimes I can sometimes I can't.... Yes there IS baseball in Cleveland today... Tied with the BoSox 2-2...⚾️..G-F

April 05, 2016 - Msg 104267: HEY HERE
MDC I STOP ANT BEE AT THE DOOR WITH THE CAKE!
Asa I for get about the chili us was making do not come up here no hoe may food for MDC FOR A WEEK!


TOM :)


April 05, 2016 - Msg 104268: ...Yep, it's no fun when that iron door slams shut MDC

April 05, 2016 - Msg 104269: Good evening, porch. Well, I wasn't having problems, but now I am. Minor, but they're there. I use Firefox about 90% of the time, but do use IE for some things. Today I decided to see if it would go to the website, and it would not. It just presented a white page, and a message, which read (in part)

"There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address."

I thought that was interesting, so copied the whole text of the message into an email to Allan, and it was promptly returned as "refused" by his email program. The message indicated that it thought the email was spam, and said something about a "Green Shield." So, I edited it down to just a couple of sentences, and sent that as an email, and it was again refused.

Now tonight I tried to get on using Firefox, and met another white screen - wish I could remember what it said, something with a big "52" in it - so closed out and tried again, and got right on. Very strange. Still, I did get on, and that's good.

I have been doing laundry this livelong day! I tend to let my laundry accumulate, and about every three or four weeks, I spend a day getting it all done. I knew today was the day when I dropped a towel through the little door at the top of the laundry cabinet, and the big door flew open and all the laundry fell out on my feet. Yep, that was a pretty clear sign. So, I now have one more load to do - my jeans. I always leave them until last, because they're so easy. Just pull them out of the dryer, fold them and put them on the shelf in the closet. Every thing else has to be pulled damp from the dryer, smoothed out and put on hangers and hung on the edges of the island to dry overnight, so they don't shrink in the dryer. Anyway, it's all just about done, and I'm tired. I only slept about two hours last night, and I'm beat to the socks. Will go to bed early tonight, I'll betcha!

Blessings, porch! --Romeena

April 06, 2016 - Msg 104270: Good Morning all.

Yep Romeena, I have no trouble it seems getting on here at work. But at home, it seems to be a no go about 90% of the time. And I typically don't get much time to chat here while working. So I may be not here much. That will give you guys a rest from me though. See, it just goes to show good can come from all things. LOL

Wow Tom, No food for MDC for a week? He might get so skinny he will slip right through the bars if you do that.

Hey Possum, How's your weather? Been nice here. Supposed to get into the mid 60's today, and the low 70's Thursday and Friday. Perfect weather to be testing back flow assembly's. Now if I could just lure GF out of his "Wheeler" to give me a hand on my evap. coolers, I'd have it made.

Well speaking of work, I better go do some before I get in trouble. I hope you got some shut-eye last night Romeena.

Asa

April 06, 2016 - Msg 104271: Morning porch, time to wake up! Wednesday has arrived on my end of the porch.

Its chilly outside. about 30 degrees. The Dogwoods are blooming here so guess this is our Dogwood winter. Mid May usually brings blackberry winter with a cold weather spell then we are usually good to go with summer temps staying around til fall. Northeast Tennessee has all 4 distinct seasons of weather. Glad to of grown up being able to see all 4 seasons come to pass each year.

no news to report on the situation on who set the fire in my church. Apparently the Federal Fire Marshall is involved as Arson is a federal crime so who if they ever find the culprit they will be in big trouble.

not much else to report from my end. busy at work and have been planning a little household shower for Patrick and Daysie for Saturday. its more of a drop in couples shower so he can be there and be involved in the event. folks from church as well as their friends have been invited so it should be a fun time for them.

Lunch menu will be: vegetable beef soup, grilled cheese sandwhich. chocolate chip cookies for dessert. tea or strawberry lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude


April 06, 2016 - Msg 104272: Hey Asa, with the weather we've been having hear lately, a gig in Utah my be a "cooler" gig these days...lol

TOM, could MDC at least get some peanut butter in prison? I think Asa may be right, he may be like the Little Rascal episode where they are too skinny for handcuffs.... G-F

April 06, 2016 - Msg 104273: I WELL THINK ABOUT THAT?
BUT M D C CAN JUST EAT THE JAIL FOOD!

TOM


April 06, 2016 - Msg 104274: Hey gang if you were wondering why our Possum loves dogs, here is the answer!.. G-F

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/opesdofkl3

April 06, 2016 - Msg 104275: HI ALL, As I mentioned earlier, the whole country is doing some kind of internet 'upgrading' and it is causing a lot of issues with home computers. Seems like company contracts are not affected. I have had off and on
issues getting to several sites, including my hotmail and TAGSRWC.
TOM... hey buddy, I'm pretty skinny already! How about a peanut butter sammish? I just saw Leon come around the corner. :)
GF, ASA etc, all the hype about our new pitcher Greinke was just that, hype. He allowed 6 runs in 4 innings on opening day and we lost to the Rockies. I hope it was just nerves. They are saying that he is making about $10,000 per pitch!
What? Yup. Whats happened to baseball?
One thing they did do well was a great tribute to
Joe Garagiola. It was really nice before the game on the jumbotron and his family there and all.
ROmeena, funny about the laundry. My wife 'has to do' laundry about every 4 days! Hates to let it build up! ha
Maudie, good to see ya.
Sterling, yes, big brother is starting to do more and more watching!
Prayers,
MDC

April 06, 2016 - Msg 104276: Aw, cute video,G-F!

MDC, I'm gonna stop by the jail with a cake that you can share with "Lefty",if you get my hint-ha!

Asa,the weather is pretty nice during the day,but it is still a bit chilly at night. We had a frost advisory this morning.I'll be glad when things warm up a little more.

I haven't been able to get to the Porch since I last posted. I've tried maybe 20+ times.I'm with Asa-I'll be here when I can get here.

Y'all have a nice evening!

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possum under a rock