May 12, 2006 - Msg 37872: Ro, how ya gonna get rid of him?

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37873: I don't know, Millie. I guess I'll just have a little talk with him and explain that it's rude to eat somebody's pet fish. Think that'll work? --Romeena

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37874: A year or so ago, we had an invasion of wood rats - they came from my neighbor's rotting old wooden tool shed next door, which has since been torn down. However, during our "rat period" I used a humane live trap and caught six of the little rodents. Each time, I put the trap in the trunk of my car on some newspapers, drove about a mile and a half from home, into a wooded area and released them. A cat caught another one (right before my very eyes, it was awful) and I think some little screech owls who were living around here may have caught some as well. However, the raccoon is much too big for my trap, so if he won't listen to reason, I guess I'll just have to yell and wave my arms a lot and see if that'll discourage him from coming in my yard. I'm not about to do him any harm, regardless. Maybe I can put another layer of flagstone under the limestone slab that forms the bridge, raising it high enough above the water that he can't reach the fish. I think that's where he's catching them from. Of course, there's always the chance that it's the hawk that hangs around here sometimes, too - it might not be the raccoon at all. Sooner or later, I'll catch the perpetrator. --Romeena

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37875: good morning all. nice sweep millie. romeena, i'll have to read the archives soon cause with these two posts, why they make me want to duck for cover. asa- prayers your feeling better, sure have missed you. mdc- catch you later. everyone have a great day. pump patrol central illinois is $2.85 a gallon right now. breakfast on big maude. buckeye

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37876: Thank you Buckeye. I missed being here.
Romeena, 6 to 8 weeks? But I have choir tryouts next week. And John Masters sent all the way to New York City for this arrangement. What will I do? You desribed it perfect though. A dry raspy cough that gets set off with anything. A laugh, any exertion at all, even tried singing with the radio a little yesterday and that got me going. I can deal with it in the winter, but this time of year is just plain wrong. Anyway, enough bellyaching from me about that.

Homemaker, I was reading in the archives you were asking about radiant heat. I have both installed and repaired some of those. Maybe I can help. What are you looking for?

Poor Horatio, being only half a boy, do you only eat half as much? If so, I want to eat out with you so I can have the other half. Wasting food is a sin after all. That's one sin I don't commit.:)

Mavis, I was reading your post about your clients. It's a shame you have to deal with folks like that. But they are everywhere. I guess it's one of the downsides of being in business. Reminds me of some of James Harriets story's about getting called to attend to a sick animal in the middle of the night and saving it from death, only to have the farmer get mad at him for "being overly savage with pen" when writing the bill.

Well it's Friday and I like that pretty good. Hope you all have a good un.


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37877: Im still here gang...breakfast on Asa.....SPOT

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37878: ASA, I don't know anything about the grapefruit extract but my advice is Muccinex (you can get it over the counter at any grocery store or WalMart) and plenty of water. The combination will loosen up the congestion and help you get rid of this stuff, preventing infection. One warning about grapefruit (and I am assuming this includes grapefruit extract...maybe Lucy will know), it can interfere with certain medications you might be taking.

Hope you have some luck finding the fish theif, Ro!


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37879: Of course, I am assuming, ASA, that you have congestion? If it just a dry cough, keep warm and avoid outside activities in the nude. heehee


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37880: sorry, couldn't resist a little Friday humor at ASA's expense.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37881: Hey everyone! Ro is the Coon a frequent visitor? I was just wondering if you could set something up for him like you did your squirrels? Drive him nuts ya know ;)

Millie sounds like you have a winning idea on your hands for this restaurant of yours.... Mmmmmmmmmmmm-mmm!

MDC Can I get in on the QUOTE-A-THON? Come on now..... Evryone gather round and lets have at it... BTW that VICKS did not escape me... you know how it runs rampant around here once it is let loose...


Barney: Don't wear my hat Ange.

Dixie :):):):):):)

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37882:

ASA! HAve you been running around in the buff?!?!?!?!?!

See how rumors start?


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37883: Well, Dixie, Asa did tell me once that he likes to "strip" when he is refinishing old furniture....annnd...shhhh!, I hear someone ...better finish this story later..


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37884: ...who could forget his dance at the Gigolo club in Yancey??

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37885: Hi Asa - I was just wondering how well it heated and then how to do the central air thing with it. I talked to a local heating/cooling place and they said it would run about $9000 then I would need to add my central air. I don't think that is in my budget. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks Asa!


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37886: Prayers for the conjoined babies who are to be separated today at the Mayo clinic. They look like such cuties!


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37887: I heard that Asa and Possum were seen know how flighty those two can be...

fun girl

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37888: Well,actually fun girl,I was trying to catch Asa and rub some VICKSon him for that bronchitis! Thought I had him by the hair,but with all that Dippity Doo he slicks down with,I lost my grip!
Graduation went well last night.Now,daughter's just waiting to hear about that job.Will keep y'all posted. Thanks for all the congrats-much to be proud about!
Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37889: I don't think Asa is bonafide! Momma said he got run over by a train!

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37890: pasta salad for lunch ....hey fg,possum,Ro,asa,db.dixie,boo[how is the house comming?]..well let me get ready for work....back in a bit ...SPOT

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37891: Hey to the PORCH! Hope everyone is doing well...been traveling a bit and tied up at work (hate when they use those really strong ropes!). :-)

Lucy M...thanks for asking...Mrs Goober is doing just fine. We have our next appt this upcoming we hope to see and hear all kinds of good things. We still don't know the due date for sure...but beleive she's about 13 weeks now.

This is the big weekend to meet with the Gaither crowd, specifically the Isaacs. Been lookin forward to that for a while. I have a brand new demo that I'm going to be handing out...I'm certainly not in a position today to go into full time ministry...but in a few years, I'd love to. Right now...just looking to get some feedback and start building/re-buildng some contacts in the industry. Ya'll pray that I first and formost just look to be where God wants me to'll all be good after that. :-)

Hey to all the new folks and names I see...the porch is so nice and full. Hey to Asa, HM, Spot, Buckeye, Boo, Dixie, RO and EVERYBODY else! :-)


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37892: Hey nice of you to stop by Goober. Haven't seen you in a while.

Hey Boo.... can you finish your story now... I think they have gone.... I didn't know about the Yancey incident! ASA must have taken a side job..."stripping" old funiture... what is this world coming to?!?!?! Uh-Oh!... Here they come! Quick, Dummie up, dummie up!


Andy: You beat all, you know that?!

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37893: Not bonafide? Oh no! And run over by a train too.... You reckon he ended up in prison?

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37894: Howdy, porch friends! Possum, forgot to congratulate you on your daughter's done good. Ro, hope you catch that ol' fish thief. Goober, glad the wifey is doing well....are y'all coming up with names yet? Boo, sounds like you're working too hard, so take a break! Dixie, you and Boo stop that gossipin', y'hear?teeheee. HM, I saw those babies, they are precious, prayers of course, and prayers for all who need them(and who doesn't?).
Went to get staples out of my stomach, and saw my surgeon on a tv commercial for the hospital. Oh, here's an interesting tidbit. Elliot Yamin from Am. Idol is from here, and he's in town today....turns out we worked at the same restaurant , right here in my neighborhood(at different times). Is that a hoot or what? Gotta go get some kidlets from schoool...more later!<>

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37895: I'll try Millie, I'll try.


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37896: Aw Pa, Can't I even Look at the purty man?

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37897: Hey Millie,goober,dix,and all....tonight its grilled hamburgers and french frys...all the fixings......kool-aid....let me get started here at work....SPOT

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37898: Afternoon, all! I sat up until 3 a.m., watching for that miserable raccoon, and he never showed. Actually, I haven't seen that little varmint around here in several months, not even sure he's still here. It may be a bird that's getting my fish. Sure would like to figure it out, though. I hate to spend money on any more, just to have the poor things end up as somebody's snack.

Well, gotta run. Have a great day, friends. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

"I just came in for some foot powder!" -Barney

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37899: "I shave a lot on vacation"

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37900: "Giraffes are selfish"

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37901: Juanita, Juanita, dear sweet Juanita. from her head down to her feet... You know the rest ;)

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37902: I need the words to Earnest T.s song....anyone ?

By the way...I'm back
Hi to my old friends

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37903: Millie is almost famous! Ro is sleep deprived!

....sorry guys... I syill have the gossip in me.... Boo what have we started?! have you heard about the talent scout that is in town? I heard he's selling shoes too!

Dixie :):):):):):)

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37904: Merle'
Old aint Mariah,
jump in the fire,
fire too hot,
jump in the pot

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37905: Boy Howdy,Yea, does anyone have the rest of the song ?

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37906: pot too black,
jump in the crack,
crack too high, jump in the sky......


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37907: I've got lots more, merle.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37908: sky too blue'
jump in a canoe

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37909: canoe too shallow,
jump in the tallow'
tallow too soft,
jump in the loft.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37910: Is that what you wanted, Merle? There's some more.


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37911: more please

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37912: loft too rotten,
jump in the cotton,
cotton so white,
she stay there all night!

Ernest T.'s love ballad.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37913: That's it merle. I know it cuz it's a game we play on another TAGS forum. Hope that does it for ya.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37914: Now, can you sing "Eatin'Goober Peas"?

Thank you so much...I couldn't remember it all

p.s. I haven't posted on this site in 6-7 years but the Porch still seems so nice and cool in the evenings and such good friends out here.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37915: Come by more often, Merle!

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37916: Hey Merle!..grab a burger off the grill and sit a spell..hey big maude,millie,dix...lets pitch horse shoes after the cook out....SPOT

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37917: Hey, MERLE DEAN! Wonderful to see you. By the way, it's yer shocks! Gomer told me so. You really need to get back on the porch, friend. You were always a lot of fun.

Peas, peas, peas, peas,
Eatin' goober peas.
Goodness, how delicious!
Eatin' goober peas.

OK, that's all I know of that one. Not sure there even is any more.

Well, gotta go buy some petunias. My pansies are fainting, the sissies, and it's not even June yet. I guess you gotta admire their ability to withstand cold, but they sure can't take the heat.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37918: MERLE DEAN!! where have you been my old friend?! Such a sight for sore eyes! No, Dixie my eyes ain't sore cause Asa was strippin furniture! LOL Ro think it could be one of the owls? Or maybe a turtle? I had a turtle here that ate one of my little fish once. I am still fighting a headache, had it for 2 days now, talk about no fun, working with a headache is bad enough, but grooming dogs with one is no fun at all! Gonna go lay back down for a while. Welcome back home again Merle Dean

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37919: HI ALL.


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37920: Welcome back to the old time front porch poster Merle Dean. What's the occasion? Did you get paroled or did you break out? LOL.
I myself returned here earlier this year when Don Knotts passed away.

from Poor Horatio

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37921:
BOO- One thing the melatonin aparently DID do: it made ya into a comediane !! haha
What brand did you buy? I use Nature Made, and have not had any problems you mentioned. In fact, I like it cuz it does NOT leave that hangover effect in the AM. Not sure about the dreams. Sometimes if I eat green beans for dinner, I have vivid dreams. (really!)
Did you take it before or after the shower? ha
Prayers for fungirl, Dixie, Mavis, troops, porchsters, moms, and all.
Buckeye- I'm right chere! Did you see my last post about you being the DI for Ernest T.?
ASA- try the Oregamax. I know i sound like a salesman, but it is GOOD stuff, or about 6 drops of oregano oil in some juice. Must be from my old Pizza Hut days! ha
Goober, good to see you. You too TOM.
Ro, maybe Barn will set up his camera for you to catch that critter in the act.
In honor of mother's day, I watched Aunt Bea and the baby ep. The best gift is our L-O-V-E!!!
Have a good rocking evening, i'll go check the freezer on the back porch for hazel. ha
"Pa, Barney's face is bleedin'!"

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37922: Boy oh boy, a feller strips once, just once, and he's branded for life! I guess I'll just have to get out my little black book and start posting things I've seen going on around this town for the last 40 years. You don't spend 40 years as a guard and not see a lot of interesting things take place. Let's start with .....


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37923: You find that in health food stores MDC? I really want this gone bad.

Forgot to holler at you Merle Dean. Course it don't matter how loud I holler with them shocks of yers. Good to see you.

Dixie, great news about your Mom. I am pleased for you all.

Spot, what's cooking tonight buddy? You know starve a fever, feed a cold.


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37924: Evening porch friends. Been busy today and missed checking in before now. Sounds like lots of goings ons around here. Cool today, overcast and wet.. must be blackberry winter . Asa, hope you are feeling better, you gotta keep your clothes on sos you don't catch a chill. Merle Dean, I have not met you before.. Big Maude is the name. I been around here since about mid March. Good to meet you. Goober, glad things are going well with Mrs. Goober and the little goober as well. keep us posted. Roomena, hope you catch your varmit. Hey to SPOT, Millie, MDC,Poor Horatio, Tom, Dixie, Mavis, Boo, Fun Girl,Buckeye,
and anyone else who may be sitting around th eporch tonight. Have a good evening. BIG Maude

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37925: Hey Asa!...BIG maude,poor horatio,dixie,TOM,Mavis [busch race comming on now]Boo,MDC,MD,merle dean and all..prayers to all in need...Miss Sherry"s son graduated from collage yesterday and tomorrow out on the farm we are having a BIG cook out for him...about 60 or so people so yall all come!..burgers and dogs and baked beans and pasta salad....umm gona be fun...may throw some horse shoes...well i get off work at 10 tonight for a change..gona stop and wash my truck and hit walmart...SPOT

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37926: HI ALL.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37927:
Howdy Spot, asa, mavis, tom, maude, horatio, dixie, MD, boo, mdc, millie, Ro, hm, fungirl, possum, goober and everyone. Good to see you all.
Welcome Merle. Glad you decided to come back.

Spot...those burgers sound good. Just may stop by. Congrats to Miss Sherry's son.

Mavis...I pray you get rid of that ole nasty headache. Hey, don't know if you saw this or not but someone has come out with a channel for dog radio.

Well the Braves just won another one tonight.( But now we need the Mets to lose so we can gain on them)
Everyone have a great night. Prayers for you all!

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37928: Tom Yer welcome, I'm glad it helped. How is Gizzmo? Ro you up looking for varmints? Spot who you throwin horseshoes at? that varmint? Big Maude cold on this end of the porch too, you can have it, I was enjoying that warm weather. I'm off to bed.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37929: Howdy folks, feelin' kind of sociable tonight, thought I'd stop by and set awhile. How's everybody?

May 12, 2006 - Msg 37930: One of my Crested friends posted this & I just had to share~

My mother taught me to appreciate a job well done. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

My mother taught me religion. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

My mother taught me about time travel. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

My mother taught me logic. "Because I said so, that's why."

My mother taught me foresight. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

My mother taught me irony. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

My mother taught me about contortionism. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

My mother taught me about patience. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

My mother taught me about weather. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

My mother taught me about hypocrisy. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

My mother taught me the circle of love. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

My mother taught me about anticipation. "Just wait until we get home."

My mother taught me about receiving. "You are going to get it when you get home!"

My mother taught me medical science. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

My mother taught me humor. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My mother taught me how to become an adult. "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

My mother taught me about my roots. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

My mother taught me wisdom. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

And my favorite: my mother taught me about justice. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"


May 12, 2006 - Msg 37931: Love it Mavis....I think I'll put a copy in my Mom's card. Thanks!

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37932: Hey, Mavis, you know what's scary? Every single thing on that list, I can remember my mother saying to me, and I promise you, I said it all to my kids! Lawsy, how they ever grew up to be reasonably sane and functional adults, I'll never know. To this day, they tease me about yelling "Don't bleed on the carpet!" at them as they came in the house bleeding from some injury or other. I wouldn't even let them come in, but sent them outside to wash the blood off with the garden hose! I'd probably be arrested for child abuse today. My husband and I had a rule of thumb - "if they can walk and cry, they're okay." Made sense to us then, and pretty much still does. If they were walking, they probably didn't have any major broken bones, and if they were crying, they were breathing. Anything else is probably minor, usually fixable in our own bathroom, forget running to the ER for every little thing. I'm kidding, but I'm serious too. We raised four strong, self-reliant, non-whiny adults, who are able to laugh at the small stuff, and bear up under the big stuff. I'm proud of them. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for the example of toughness tempered with love and common sense you set for me.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37933: Tractor was delivered last nite. . .all God's children are happy. . .

Ro and Boo - we found a pretty place near Corsicana for sale, would I have any luck finding a teaching job there. Sure would love to move there!!


May 13, 2006 - Msg 37934: HI ALL.UNHAPPY TODAY?




May 13, 2006 - Msg 37935: Well gang getting ready for the big cook out here on the farm...chairs and tables and coolers everwhere....starts at 4..yall stop by!...gota run....SPOT

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37936:
Hey Mavis...I really like funny!

Spot...have fun at your gathering.

Be back later on..-REV.

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37937:
Spot, how about a pix of the big party in Ro's album! Enjoy the race , sack race that is! ha
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you fine porch moms!
You beat everthing, and you are all blessed!
Ro, I hear ya about the accidents etc. If we were playing cowboys and indians for example, and we skinned a knee etc, my dad would say "Wyatt Earp wouldnt cry over this" etc., not out of meanness, but just putting the whole thing in perspective of the play. Only time i recall a trip to emergency, and that was in our own car, was when me and a street light pole met head on! I was running after a fly ball at a park and beaned one of those old green cast iron poles! had a bomp on my head about egg size. I was crying bloody murder all the way to the hospital!
Ah...those childhood memories! ha
ASA- yes, you can get it at HiHealth or other such. It and garlic will boost the immunesystem!
Hang in there buddy, I dont care what the rest say, i still like ya! haha
Anyone here watch Deal or No Deal. It's pretty good I think. Well, prayers for ya all!

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37938: Thanks, Tom, for another beautiful poem. We should remember that our unseen guest is always here, and behave accordingly. Sometimes in the evening, when I sit out in the arbor and enjoy the breeze and the sound of the fountain, it's not hard at all to see and hear Him in the beauty that's all around.

I'm pooped! My landscaper friend sent his two helpers here today, and we worked all day in the yard. We weeded, pruned, dug, planted, raked, blew, swept, sheared and sweated. Those guys are workers, and they did a good job. The yard looks lovely and now after a cool shower, I'm going to take a humongous glass of tea out there and sit in the shade and enjoy it all.

homemaker, I can't answer your question about a teaching job around Corsicana. All I can tell you is that I know there is some pretty country around there, and it's in easy driving distance from Dallas, but far enough out to retain the country charm. Are you really and truly considering a move from your place? I thought you had tap roots put down where you are.

Well, I've cooled down enough that I think I can safely get in the shower, and I imagine the Plum would appreciate it if I would. Actually, I'd appreciate it myself. Phew!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37939: Ro - We visited this farm on our trip to Texas a couple of years ago and fell in love with the way things were done there - it was an inspiration to do a pole barn house similar to theirs. Only one thing keeps me here and that is my parents. I do not want them to miss time with their grandkids, otherwise, I'd move to Texas in a heartbeat. Always wanted to live in Texas, since I was a young girl. It can still be a dream. . . .


May 13, 2006 - Msg 37940: Happy Mother's Day to all the moms here! It's about 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening, but I figured I better beat the rush! My son sent me a letter from jail that I received today. It was the nicest letter I ever got from anyone. He talks about praying and reading the bible a lot. I know there are many stories about jail-house conversions, so please keep him in your prayers that this conversion "sticks"! The last line in his letter says, "Thanks for my faith." It does a mom's heart good to read that.

Homemaker, I hope you get your dream to live in Texas. It sure does look like beyootiful country! (Especially in Romeena's backyard!) ;)

Have a wonderful Mayberry Evening all, and a spectacular Mayberry Mother's Day!

Mary Wiggins

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37941:
for all the candy you no as a kid.

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37942:
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms. Prayers for you all.

May 13, 2006 - Msg 37943: I'd like to spend the rest of my life in Mayberry back in the day.

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37944: Speaking of living in Texas, I can't understand how residents put up with the heat and humidity in the summer. When my sister lived there, except for the occasional early summer graduation parties, I would never visit her in the summer time.

Happy Mothers' Day to all mothers, both living and dead. And a special Happy Mothers' Day to my own mother ... may she rest in peace.

from Poor Horatio

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37945: Poor Horatio, you said it best;; HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL MOTHERS BOTH LIVING AND DEAD. you are all so special. may the mothers to be - be remembered and honored this day as well. breakfast on us fellows, your choice. buckeye

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37946: Good Sabbath porch, and Happy Mothers Day to all our Moms everywhere. Moms are the best!


May 14, 2006 - Msg 37947: Good morning, all! Happy Mother's Day! I'll be making a little visit to the cemetery to put some flowers on my mom's grave, and will be calling my dear mom-in-law later on. She was the step-mom to my husband, but you'd have never known it.

Poor Horatio, you're right, it is very hot and humid here in the summer, but I've been in Michigan in August, and it's not exactly cool there, either. The humidity far exceeds ours, and that old saying is very true - it's not the heat, it's the humidity. While our heat can be brutal, it's made up for by our lovely early spring, and fall that sometimes extends almost to Christmas. We have only a couple of months of cold weather, then have flowers blooming when everyone is still locked under a sheet of ice. I think it all balances out. I suppose it's a good thing, that we all don't like or enjoy the same thing. If everyone wanted to live in Texas, it would be so crowded that I'd probably move out!

Well, I'm off to preachin'. Wish I had a white rose blooming right now, I'd wear it in honor of my mom. Does anyone else remember that custom? A white rose if your mom was deceased, a red one if she was living. I always wore my red rose so proudly when I was a kid, and felt sorry for my parents and others who had to wear white ones. Once I saw another child wearing a white one, and it nearly broke my heart.

Well, Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37948: Oh and Homemaker, about hte radiant heat you were asking about. There are several different types on the market. The most common one today is where tubing is run in loops under a floor and then hot water from a boiler is pumped thru the tubing. The heat is then released up thru the floor into the room. They are costly to install, but fairly economical to operate and produces a very comfortable living space. There are also some company's that produce sheetrock with electric heat cables inbedded in the sheetrock. These panels are for ceiling installation only though. And being electric they are very costly to run. The only place I have seen that used is in areas where gas or propane are not available. There is another type used in industrial applications that has a tube with a gas burner in it and a vacuum pump on the other end. The tube heats and radiates that heat to objects below it. The pump sucks out the by products (carbon monoxide) to the outside. The whole idea of radiant heat as I understand it is to heat objects, not air space. But the objects will then heat the area arond it, if that makes any sense. I'm not really sure if any of them are cheaper to run than conventinal heat systems, but are a lot more comfortable and balanced in their applications. As far as I know any cooling system would have to be run as a seperate system. But even if you went with a totally radient heat system, you are still going to need some type of air handling system for your house. Most building codes require a system capable of introducing a certain percentage of fresh air per hour into a building. (I hope that makes sense). So a refrigeration system could easily be built into a air handling system that will need to be installed anyway. Am I getting thru to you lady? LOL Probably way more than you wanted to know, and I'm sure I left you with more questions than answers.
Sorry about the long post folks. It's just my dedication to handymanliness that gets me pumped up!


May 14, 2006 - Msg 37949: Morning Y'all! Happy Mother's Day to all the Mamas of the Porch!
possum under a rock

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37950: you are all nut
stay wramg today

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37951: happy mother to you all.

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37952: Happy Mother's Day to the Porch Mama's today. The ones chasing kids around, the ones waiting for phone calls & the ones being kicked in the belly from the inside. Me, I'm waiting for mine to call, he will, but it's too early for him, he tells me he sleeps late, in honor of all the hard work I do as a mother, LOL smart aleck huh? I'm heading out the the cemetery later on, to give my wonderful mother & grandmother some flowers, then back here to get some things done for our dog show next weekend. Will check back in later. For all of you that still have yer Mama's Hug them a little tighter today & thank the Good Lord you still have them there to hug!

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37953: Didn't see you there Tom I talked right over you, is it still cold on your end of the porch? We got thunder here today, but so far no rain.

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37954: happy mother day to all the mother in mayberry from gizzmo

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37955: Thanks, Tom and Gizzmo and all those who wished us moms a happy Mother's Day. I heard from all of my kids, but didn't get to see any of them. The only one who lives fairly nearby is sick - he and his wife both have terrible colds, as do both of their kids, so I'm glad they stayed at home and kept their germs confined.

homemaker, if you want to know how radiant heat works, just go up into your attic. You'll get a perfect object lesson! (teehee) Speaking of which, a group of us at lunch today were discussing rising a/c bills, and various forms of attic insulation. Mine was top of the line 34 years ago, when this house was built, but is woefully inadequate now, compared to today's standards. So, I gotta do something. Options are having more insulation blown in - probably cheapest at under $1000. Then there is a new system that blows foam onto the attic ceiling (the bottom of the roof), which is effective but costs more. Another choice is foam sheets stapled in place between the rafters on the underside of the roof. The last two are probably the most effective, but are more costly. Guess I'll get some estimates.

Well, I feel a nap coming on. I hope everyone had a lovely day. Mavis, I'll be making that run out to the cemetery today sometime, too. It's hard. I can't believe my mom has been gone seven years. Seems like I should still be able to call her on the phone, or run by and get her and go shopping. What a sweet, dear soul she was. I can hardly wait to see her again!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37956: Happy Mother's Day! And thank you to those wonderful Papa's who wished us one too. I have been really puny now for nearly a week. Hubby has me on a homeopathic antibiotic, nasal spray, and cough expectorant. That stuff cured me last time in 3 days, but so far it hasn't this time. Bryson made me a wonderful card and his class made us Mom's a book with their drawings. Its sweet. Hubby cleaned the house spick and span and is paying for me to get a spa pedicure. I think I'm going to lie down a bit while hubby has Bry at The Man's Place (Home Depot).
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy M.

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37957: Thanks mom, you're the best! mdc

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37958: Well gang Happy Mothers day to all the mothers!...been so busy today..was off work and got to go to preaching! mother and dad live just on the north end of our land...funny but Mom WANTED to do the cooking today!..just like a mom!..well let me go read the archives...prayers to all...back on the cooking detail in the morning!..SPOT

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37959: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the mommas here on the porch . this morning we went to church ,then me and the wife went to see her mother ,then later in the afternoon we went to my moms,been a busy day ,time to feed and brush the dogs then a little relaxation .SPOT,ASA,MDC,BUCKEYE,REV JR. last nights race was a good one

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37960: Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's on the porch. Hope you had a good day and a good Sabbath. Kids and I took my Mom out to eat after church (my husband had to work 12-7 today. He and the kids gave me a beautiful pair of earrings and cards before we all left for church this morning. Its been a good day. Weather is cloudy, rainy off and on and cool. Guess I'd better get things ready to start the week. You folks have a great evening and see you tomorrow. Big Maude

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37961: Hey to the PORCH...Hope everybody had a GREAT Mammas day! :)

We had our time with the Isaacs last to spend some time talking...playing and just gernally having a good time. :-) The concert was outstanding...and the guitar by the way...BEAUTIFUL!

Hoping that everybody is having a great day here on the porch! See ya'll soon!


May 14, 2006 - Msg 37962: Happy Mother's Day everyone and thank you for the greetings from those who've already posted. I'm sorry I don't get here very often. You have no idea how sorry. I wish I wasn't so swamped with stuff to do all the time. kygirl, prayers for you and your daughter. My daughter has suffered from mean kids her whole life--hers is more just being ignored and not included in anything rather than actual bullying. She's painfully shy. But it all hurts. She is, however a wonderful, beautiful daughter and I thank God for her every day. She and I are very close. Lovely poems, Tom. Asa, I'm so sorry to hear you're ailin' and that Vicks isn't helping. That's serious. Buckeye, did you put in an order for this weather? PLEASE! Take it back! What an ugly weekend. My daughter was in the state track meet yesterday (Their relay team got 16 out of 42--not bad.) and we nearly froze to death. Romeena, sorry to hear about the fish problems. We've been through that--mainly with our cats. We had a black moor once that the cats pulled both his bugs eyes off and he lived for quite some time before he finally disappeared. Funny thing, sometime during the year after his death, we had a multicolored fantail baby with bug eyes show up in there. I'm glad his legacy lives on. Blackie (original name) was a nice fish. Maybe you need to get after that raccoon with a pointy stick.
Charlotte Tucker

Hey Barn, Tell me that story about Myra Koontz again.

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37963: Well tonights snack snack will be thick sliced extra sharp cheese and club crackers......and the morning it will be breakfast on Lucy agan at waffle house! getting the country ham and eggs over med....hashbrowns...well hey mdc,asa,mavis,possum,hazel,boo,bucheye,hm,TOM,mary,Rev,[I got to go to preaching today!],plum,..and all well is off to bed....Me!....SPOT

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37964: Hey Goober!...SPOT

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37965: Hey Big Maude!...if yer in there...SPOT

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37966:
Hello everyone...I pray all you moms had a wonderful day!

Goober...sounds like you had a great time at the concert. Congrats again on the guitar!

Spot..glad you had a little time off. (and you were able to go to preaching with your family)

See ya'll at breakfast. Have a Jesus filled night!

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37967: Wow, Charlotte, you say it was cats getting your fish? Out of an outdoor pond? I did sorta wonder about cats, but didn't give it much serious thought. I rarely see a cat around here, most of my neighbors keep theirs indoors, but once in a while one passes through. I can't see one being industrious enough to actually fish from my little bridge, though. A coon, yes. A cat is usually too lazy. The pond is 2 1/2 feet deep at one end and 15" deep at the other, and the sides are straight, no slopes. The fish usually hang out under the bridge at night, so I suppose if a critter was waiting on the bridge and a fish drifted to the surface - zap! Hmmm. I may have to think about elevating that bridge a bit.

Goober, I'm sure you and Mrs. Goober had a really great evening, and you'll enjoy that guitar for a long time to come. What an honor!

Well, guess I'll turn in. It's been a long day. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 14, 2006 - Msg 37968: Happy Mother's Day porch friends.....I'm always the last to show up.....glad everyone seems to have had a good day. Thanks for the poem, Tom and Gizzmo......Been so busy today! Counting down to the closing! Gotta run, still got chores to do.......holler at y'all tommorow ....

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37969: Hey Millie Rev.,Boo,Lucy,Big Maude,TOM,Gizzmo,Charlotte Tucker,Goober,....and all...Lucy its a late breakfast but on you at the waffle house....lunch will be Hot Dogs!, and chips,..Miss Sherry just called from work and we have 6th row tickets to the Braves game tonight!..gave to us from one of our contractors...we useally get to go 6 or 7 times a year...the are the GOOD seats...well yall look for us on TV!...back in a bit...SPOT

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37970: Asa - you are a credit to your profession - I was just wondering . . .do you have one of those duct tape belts where you have all the different colors of duct tape available to you to fix all your handyman stuff?


thanks for the info - sure ain't sure what weze gonna do yet. . .

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37971: Thanks Homemaker (lower lip sticking out with pride like Barney's) Glad you know talent when you see it.:) I do have one of them belts. It also holds a roll of baling wire, a hammer, and a crescent wrench. With those items I can fix about anything.
Hey Charlotte, good to see you. Wish you could post more also. We miss you. Heard any good gossip about Possum lately? :)
Hope you all have a good and safe Monday. Prayers for all those having flooding back east.


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37972: Did I hear someone say "Home Depot?" When do we leave???

Good morning, everyone! I hope that all you porch-sittin' moms had a great day yesterday. I think my Mrs. did.

I have a mound of work on my desk that my boss expects me to get to for some reason (oh, yeah, paycheck) so I've got to run. But I'll stop back later when he's taking his mean important meeting.


"He's a NUT!"

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37973: Did you hear about POSSUM? I hear that wasn't HER rock she was checking out the other day.


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37974: And Asa - don't forget your gum holder - why, a wad of gum can hold just about anything together that your other stuff can't. . .

But mother's spit can clean anything, anywhere!


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37975: Afternoon Porch,
I have to get some paperwork finished. Hubby collects every medical brochure there is! But, I wanted y'all to kow I'm thinkin' of ya.
Have y'all seen The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood? Its really good if ya haven't. I think I'll put it in while working!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
This is the Day that the Lord Hath made!

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37976: lunch on me-they at dairy queen. spot, those tickets are great. have a great time. charlotte tucker, so great seeing you around. we sure missed you. when will our drought end?ha. homemaker, how's the goat buisness? asa- great seeing you back on your feet, we've been worried my freind. APB FOR MDC... happy all the mothers had a great day yesterday, one day isn't enough for our fine porch ladies. hey to rest of the porch. busy getting ready for ky trip this weekend. it takes some folks a long time to get ready and there's me, 5 minutes i'm packed and gone. the army said if it takes longer than that you are taking junk you don't need. without creating a big maulodge do you agree or disagree putting national guard troops on the border. happy trails to you, till we meet again. buckeye

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37977:
Hey Folks,


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37978: HI ALL.


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37979: Buckeye, I just don't know. That's a hard one. At first glance, that seems like a good solution. However, I suspect the problem goes a lot deeper than just stopping folks at the border. Part of it can be explained with "supply and demand". Those folks cross the river because they know they can get work here. It may be work no one else wants, but it's more than they have at home. I submit that if we took every able-bodied person on the welfare rolls and put them to work, there would be no jobs for the illegals to fill. It would really be pretty simple. You want your welfare check? You show up at a pickup point every day, and the landscapers, construction bosses, whoever, go there to pick up day labor. They don't pay the worker, though, they pay welfare instead, to help make up for what is paid out in welfare checks. Jobs are filled, work is done, welfare fund is reimbursed, lazy do-nothing louts are off the street and too tired to get into mischief, and illegals stay home because there's no work here. Seems pretty easy to me. I have no quarrel with welfare paid to the old, infirm and disabled, but there are multiplied thousands on the rolls who are more able to work than I am. I know, they show up at my hospital every day to add one more mouth to the rolls. They can run around, do drugs, and have babies, but they can't work. Go figure. OK, that's my reaction? Who wants to be next?

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37980: BUCKEYE: While I think that something sure needs to be done, I believe that the move to add National Guard troops to the border is more political than helpful. Let's face it, there is already a healthy "military" presence on the border, from personnel to military aircraft. The National Guard and the Reserves are already pretty put-upon by the war in Iraq. Remember, the National Guard is mainly made up of individuals who did their hitch in the military and basically agreed to be on "stand by" for emergencies. I'm sure few of them dreamed of being called up for extended periods. A lot of these people also are older have families and jobs. Between Iraq, Afghanistan, Louisianna, and now this, I wouldn't be at all suprised if military folks who are being discharged will start to shun the Guard and Reserves.

ROMEENA is right. Illegal immigration is like the drug trade in at least one repsect: you can't control the supply outside your borders, and we're too soft to really do anything about the demand. In the "war on drugs," we villify other countries that export drugs to our country. But the real problem is that people in this country crave the drugs (the U.S. has about 7% of the world's population and consumes about70% of the world's illegal drugs!). Those south of our border want a better life--and who can blame them--and they know that even a bad life here often is better than a good one where they are. For all the hand-wringing here in the U.S., companies large and small, big corporations and mom and pop operations, hire illegals to cut costs. So there is a demand. What do I think would happen if tomorrow businesses had to hire citizens instead of illegals? I think their costs would go up, so would their prices, and we consumers would complain and moan all the way to the Wal-Mart. Most of us have our principles, we just don't want them to cost us anything--especially money.

Cynical? Perhaps.


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37981: All you fine people have a wonderfule evening!


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37982: Well as usual Romenna, you sum up my thoughts on the subject wonderfully.
A. I have no problem with the use of the military to secure our borders. In fact the idea of doing such a thing is clearly called for in our constitution.
2. There are tens if not hundreds of thousands of Americans who need to be weaned off of the national nipple. Put them to work doing all these jobs that are out there. No more hand outs. Pretty darn simple if you take out all the stinking politics. And think of the money that would free up to give real help to those who really need it.
C. Go after employers who are knowingly hiring illeagels. This would require a business/goverment partnership, but it could be done.

I have no problem with folks wanting to come to this great nation and live the American dream. I am a first generation American myself. My parents came here from England. And they had to go thru much to finally get there citizenship. I remember how proud they where when that day came. But we have rules and laws for a reason. If the laws need to be updated, then lets go through the process to do that. But the idea that we will just not obey the law because it's silly or inconvienient is flat out wrong.
OK. Soapbox tucked away.:)


May 15, 2006 - Msg 37983: Wow, that was a mighty big mouth full for a man with such a cough. : ) Perhaps you're feelin' better. Keep a good thought.
Charlotte Tucker

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37984:
Lighter side first: Anyone here remember when US Keds, PF Flyers, and Coversse All Stars were the only sneakers one could buy?
Goober, how about a shot of you and that new git-fiddle on Romeena's album? Congrats.
BUCKEYE- I'm right'cheer! What? you thought Ernest T was the only one who could break out of a cell? ha
ASA- sounds like you been sittin in on the Possum Lodge meetings again! Wow, COLORED duct tape. Who woudda thunk! teehee
ANY takers on Deal or No Deal?
Sure wish i could see The Odd Couple TV show again, no cable tho!
OK, HEAVY topic: MEXICO has a very high southern fence! Yes, it is true. But we can't.. says Vicente Fox. Something is not kosher. This troop thing could very well be election year stuff, but Arizona systems are maxed out and something has to be done. 20 hour waits in Ermergeny rooms, etc. So many on street corners that big messes are left daily, and extra clean up has to be done all at Taxpayer expense.
WHY dont they march thru MEXICO city instead of Phoenix demanding everything? Their corrupt government needs a complete fix, not our immigration policy!
Ask me again and I'll tell ya how I REALLY feel! ha I love everyone, and I know that we need to all be civil and work this thing out, but it can be VERY frustrating! OK, back to our regularly scheduled front porch! ha Kablooy goes the box!
have a super-Mayberry day! Interview tomorrow!
Prayers for you and yours.
Mr Darlin's Cuz
"Ok, grab yer GI-tar and hold on"

May 15, 2006 - Msg 37985: I'm with Romeena on this one, altho, I do think the National Guard isn't the solution, there needs to be something done at the border, problem is, it's not all Mexicans. I work with Peruvians, El Salvadorians & more in DC, they come over here on "work release cards" for 6 months, then go back home, you wouldn't believe how many of them just don't go home, they stay here & continue to work, most folks that hire them have no idea, they were supposed to be back in thier own country, so they go on paying them, tax free, BTW, & they just keep working & having babies, which ARE American citizens since they are born on this soil, nevermind that the parents are not citizens. The whole situation makes my blood boil! I heard an illegal on tv here the other day, admitted they were illegal, telling all about how 2 families of 4 lived in one house in Mexico, they didn't have work, or food, & they decided to come here. The reporter said how horrible that must be, & I just wanted to slap that smile off her face, I mean really, all she has to do is get in her car, drive an hour from here & see the same if not worse in the Appalachian Mountains, folks born right here! Please, don't get me started on that..... Where's that dynamite goat to blow up this soapbox??
Uncle NAT!?