The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop .  .  . maybe see what's showin' at the Grand .  .  .  . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?


November 29, 2016 - Msg 106203: Good morning, porch. Looks like this is "doctor week" for me. Saw the pulmonologist yesterday, will see the "cardiology electrician" this morning to check out my pacemaker, and will see my regular cardiologist on Thursday for a routine visit. Thank God for Medicare! And for the Medicare supplement, which costs me $297/month but considering the costs they pick up, it's worth it. On the lung thing, besides the diminished space due to the scoliosis, there's the radiation damage from 1979. I think I've mentioned it before, but the whole right upper lung is non-functional from radiation scarring. Air moves in and out, so someone listening to my lungs would think they're fine, but the air just moves in and back out with exchanging the gases. The lung tissue doesn't absorb O2 or release CO2. Combined with the crowding, it reduces my function to about 50%. Annoying, but certainly could be worse.

Well, better get dressed and get moving. The doc isn't but about ten minutes away (gotta love Irving!) ordinarily, but with all the road construction, it's anybody's guess. I will be so glad when that's finished. They're completely rebuilding Hwy 183, the main road through town, in a three-year project, and every major intersection in town is a huge mess, looks like a war zone. Will be nice when it's done, though.

Blessings, porch! --Romeena

November 29, 2016 - Msg 106204: I had a few extra minutes, so thought I'd sweep. Toye Starr will dust the rockers and get the corners while I'm gone. I promised to bring her a treat. --Romeena

November 29, 2016 - Msg 106205: Maude, I hope you guys aren't getting smoked out from the fires down Pigeon Forge / Gatligburg way...
We will pray for rain for you guys down there!...G-F

November 29, 2016 - Msg 106206: Prayers indeed for Gatlinburg and all of the mountain areas affected by these terrible wildfires.

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possum u.a.r.

November 30, 2016 - Msg 106207: Prayers for our world!
More later
MDC

November 30, 2016 - Msg 106208: Good Wednesday porch. hop

November 30, 2016 - Msg 106209: HI ALL! I guess everyone is out shopping today.
Hope all are OK. I had lunch today with a dear old friend of mine. I havent seen him in about 8 years and we only live about 15 miles from each other! I'm not a a big 'man friend' kind of guy, but this guy I met at church about 25 years ago,
he was married, but wife passed and he's just been living on his own now, no kids. It was nice to talk about so many things and much more personal than our phone calls.
RO-- yes, seems like doctor appts are taking more of my time these days too. As the old saying goes "I thought growing old would take longer." ha
ASA-- hope all is ok with you these days. Sounds like you got a pretty decent snow. Maybe it wont stick around too long. Also glad your conduit work worked out ok, but did you get that issue resolved with the equipment installers?
My Cards are just not 'gelling' this year at all. Arians was in the hospital for only a day with chest pains,
but all seems ok now.
Watching a little of the Dolly Parton movie tonight.
God's blessings,
MDC

December 01, 2016 - Msg 106210: Quick trouble check ... I'm putting in close to 70 hrs a week...whew storms back in just a bit SPOT


December 02, 2016 - Msg 106211: exactillioso!


December 02, 2016 - Msg 106212: Good morning gang ...well its almost 5 am headed back to keep the lights on ! gona swing by waffle house ! yall come on...hey Romeena,Boo,Asa,possum,MDC and all...ok gona check in when I arrive at work ! prayers...SPOT

December 02, 2016 - Msg 106213: SPOT in the world of electrical illumination you are a GIANT!..All the Clark Griswolds in Georgia thank you for all you do to keep them lit!....Unlike Clark's Dad who got "lit" with help from Jack Daniels...haha

Going to hang with "Miss Olivia" today, hard to believe she's coming up to her first birthday next month!. She is one funny little peanut....

G-F

December 02, 2016 - Msg 106214: VICKS! :)

December 02, 2016 - Msg 106215: Sitting in the orthodontist office and just saw James Best (Jim Lindsey) in an episode of Flipper. :)

Porch sure has been quiet lately. I hope all is well with everyone. I am beginning to feel the crunch of the holiday season b trying to remain cool.

Yesterday I had to take Bruce to the cardiologist because he us so stressed on the job that he is having chest pressure again. He is scheduled to have another nuclear stress test soon. Doc thinks it is prob just the stress but its time to look at his heart again..remember he has a stent already. I wish he could retire but not possible just yet. He is under so much pressure trying to do the job that should be done by at least two people. He lost the one guy that was helping him over a year ago and they won't hire anyone else. Anyway, praying on how to help.

Hope you all have a good evening.

Boo

December 02, 2016 - Msg 106216: Please keep our Possum in your prayers.
Her dog, Cowboy, passed recently. I saw it in a FB post.
Yes BOO, I think we are all just plain busy with the season. I got the rest of my lights up and most of
my outdoor scenery up today.
Prayers for all,
MDC

December 02, 2016 - Msg 106217: "I wish I had a million dollars, Hot dog!" :)

December 03, 2016 - Msg 106218: Good Mornig Porch !..well back here at work..whew Wednesday night we had 11 broke poles storm related..shout out to Boo,possum,Asa,G-F,MDC Lucy,Maude ..SEC Champship game in the Ga dome today !..Gona pull for Florida ! Well prayers for Tenn. Mrs SPOT and I will get to see all the damage first hand..we have a trip planned to go to Piegon Forge next Friday for a few days..just a get away. We will ride to Gatlinburg for a day..well lets all head to waffle house around 9 for a allstar breakfast !..on Me..prayers to all I will be checking in through out the day..SPOT

December 03, 2016 - Msg 106219: Morning all.
Hey Spot, sounds like you have been plenty busy. And yet you are buying breakfast. Yer a fine pup.

MDC, Thanks for letting us know about Possum's loss. Bless her heart. Always hard to lose a cherished furkid. Prayers for you Possum.

Boo, My prayers for Bruce also. I hope he is ok. And I hope you don't let the season stress you out. I miss our Christmas movie quotes.

GF, How was your day with your Princess? Bet it was a blast. My #2 Granddaughter's birthday is today. Amy turns 9. Man, time just moves right along, doesn't it?

I had a minor disaster at work this week. A 2 inch copper line blew apart and caused a lot of water damage. It was 15 feet in the air and saturated everything below it in the compressor room. Boiler controller, boiler pumps, compressor panel. A real mess. We got the pipe fixed. But it is going to take some time to get all the other stuff back in operation.

Anyway, I hope y'all have a blessed day.

Asa

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This version of The Taylor's Front Porch has been created to pay our respect to the original porch found on Mayberry.org. Thanks to Frank for all the work he did for Mayberry on the web. We've tried to make this just like Frank's Porch. This is also a tribute to Ollie's "Trivialities" site which was another homage to Frank's porch but is no longer with us.