September 11, 2006 - Msg 45299: Auh2o says, "This country was founded by decent men who were filled with anger, not hate". It's true that one who hates always has anger, but not all who are angry have hate. Good thing to remember.

REV, I was thinking about Hitler. That guy had to be stopped whether anyone hated him or not, right? Even if we as Americans had loved him, he still had to be stopped because he was taking innocent lives. Maybe that's what it comes down to. If one chooses to love one's enemies, it doesn't mean that they may not have to stop them in their atrocities and crimes against humanity....just a parting thought...I hope Me-They is back tomorrow to chat more about things. He always has alot of good things to say, and I always appreciate his honesty concerning what he believes (well, I guess that goes for all of you).

I have a question for some of you who are Christians. I had a friend in my childhood named Cyndi and we were best buddies for years, until she moved in 10th grade. We lost touch over the years but her parents live near me. She recently moved in with her parents to help them (very noble). She is single with a young daughter. Anyway, she called me and we had a long conversation and it was alot like old times. I am happy that she is back and she seems very grateful to pick up our friendship where we left off. I know it is hard for her being here away from her friends. The problem is, we are very different. She was always my "wild" friend and she kind of still is. Our values are pretty different in almost every way. She is not a Christian and different things are important to her and the things she likes to do are not things I like to do, etc. It's hard to listen to her talking about her affair or drinking, etc. Lately I have been asking the Lord to wake me up if He wanted me to pray about anything at night or early morning (sounds strange, I know...just humor me)...anyway, last night I woke up praying for her. She isn't a Christian so I want to be her friend and maybe invite her to my church, etc. I know she needs a friend right now. Do any of you have friends whose lifestyle's are very differernt from yours but you are still faithful to them? Just curious how ya'll handle that kind of thing. Any advice will be appreciated.

Gotta hit the ironing board...I'm beat to the socks!


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45300: just a quick hello, really beat after the weekend. boo- that's a tuff one but you probably ought to make your boundries known and even though you want to be freinds some activities you don't do and if she can appreciate the fact your a christain now and you respect her right to live her life then you two can enjoy doing things you both enjoy together, but as barney says nip it- nip it in the bud. ha. great sweep. breakfast on BWB. exauhsted but wanted to say hi. millie qhat kind of pies for all of us today? colt

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45301: Once again the Mayor has come up with some good advice, Boo. You said you know she needs a friend right now. Yes, be her friend, but that doesn't mean you have to do, or even condone, everything she does. And you can set a great example in her life, and possibly change it for the better.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45302:
Morning Porch

Boo-I know that goes for me, I always look forward to what Me-They has to say, smart fellow he is. I have to agree with colt and Sterling Holobyte you could be a wonderful light in her life but at the same time you should be cautious of the pitfalls involved with the life she leads now, which you are already aware of.

Me-They I just wanted to let ya know that during prayer I ask God to fill our enemies hearts with love. I do pray for them, everyday. When I was younger it was much more difficult and, I must confess, right after 9-11 it was equally difficult. I agree with you, I never put patriotism over faith.

God Bless you good people,

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45303: Good morning everyone! Wow. I didn't mean to start a whole moulage or anything. Regarding my statement yesterday, I obviously must clarify. I did not mean to imply that we must constantly turn the other cheek until we are black and blue. (If it serves to give a clue as to where I am coming from, I supported the war in Afganistan as well as the toppling of Saddam.) What I was trying to put across is that no matter what actions we might have to take to protect our families and country, we must reject a spirit of retribution and keep a spirit of love. BOO stated it correctly above--just because we love our enemies does not mean we have to, or even should, allow them to terrorize. No, it is the duty of the state to protect its citizens; it's our Christian duty to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

To my mind, the most difficult thing in this "war on terror" we are currently fighting is not overcoming the terrorists; it is keeping a spirit of love while we do so. What's in our hearts is just as important as what we do.

So, I hope that clear it up a little. Like I said, I'm not contradicting ROMEENA, STERLING or AUH2O. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Let's just make sure that we leave the revenge and retribution to the Lord. After all, without Christ, we are absolutely as doomed as the most evil person who ever lived. We are saved not by our good works or intentions, but by grace.

MAVIS: A side note on "an eye for an eye." This phrase is often used to justify many things. In fact, it was God's way of saying that we should only exact judgment equal to the offense. It actually is more a statement of restraint.

POSSUM: Prayers for Laci today.

BOO: That's a tough one. I agree with COLT. There's no harm (and maybe good) with maintaining the friendship, but you need to at least subtly let her know where you are coming from and set some boundaries. The trick, always, is to live in the world but not of the world.

More later everyone. Anyway, I hope I didn't offend anyone yesterday. Y'all take care!

Me-"There he goes again"-They

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45304: Thanks, BARRY :). You are a friend indeed. Your post just now made me feel a little better this morning.


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45305: I have a minute so I'm going to weigh in on the immigration thing as well. I have a hard time with this one. I feel exactly the way ROMEENA and STERLING do as they expressed yesterday. I believe that we should do whatever we can to stop the flow of people over our border (those darned Canadians with their maple leaves and strange customs!). As for teh illegals already here; well, that's where I have a hard time. Most of the time I'm of the ship 'em back mentality. The adults who have broken our law and come here illegaly certainly should be punished for their crime. But, when I think of the kids, who are entirely innocent of the crime, I waver. There is no doubt they would have a better life here then back in the country they left. And it's not their fault that their parents broke the law. I don't know. I just have a hard time with knowingly putting a child (back) into a worse life. Anyway, that's way I usually don't speak to this issue. I'm a flip-flopper on this one.


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45306: ASA: I also am so sorry for your loss on 9/11. I didn't realize. Prayers for you and your family.


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45307: I know exactly what you mean, Me-They. It is really sad to think of sending children back to Mexico. As I have said before, I live a couple of hours from the Mexico border and my church has a church in Matamoros that we help, build homes for members of the church, etc. The poverty they live in is unbelievable, with no chance of making it for the kids.

Better go wash some dishes.


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45308: Hi All.
Will at starting to rain so it a bown hill day for me.
I have ben fighting half the day what the bank and aol about missing money.
AOL say that it was send back to the bank.
I'm waiting for the gum othe have not come that ben about three week ago.




September 12, 2006 - Msg 45309: Hello everyone..It is so nice out today here in VA. Low-Mid 70s!!
Boo: I think you should just love on your friend. Be yourself and show God's love. You dont or probably shouldnt begin "preaching" to her. But invite her to church,or a woman's gathering at church, whatever you may have. Once in a while in conversation, throw in ways the Lord has blessed you or convicted you of things. It could take 2 days for her to see changes and accept them herself or it could take 2 years or more. Pray for her daily, whether the Lord wakes you up or not. Hope it all goes well!!

Well off to put laundry away and unload the dishwasher.


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45310: You didn't offend me, Me-They. In fact, I was wondering all night after I posted whether I offended you, or anyone else. I was afraid I might have sounded a bit harsh. If I did, I didn't mean to, sorry.

That's a tough one, about the kids of illegals. Of course, it is not us US citizens who are bringing them over. Too bad those illegals who protest our government don't go back and protest THEIR governments for change, so that they can have a better life in their home countries. Oh, I forgot, it is too dangerous for them to protest their governments, so they protest ours. Sad.
It's kind of funny. It seems like everyone hates the US yet they all want to move here. How does that happen? ;) I read that even some of the 9-11 hijackers were living high on the hog over here, enjoying the fruits of our country before doing their evil deed.

Hey, I have a problem for all you pet owners, particularily cat owners. How do you get a cat to stop making a mess on your carpet during the night? We recently got a young cat(about four or five months old) from a local cat shelter, and at first, she went in her litter box all the time. Then, my wife put the top on the litter box(the kind with the swinging door), and she(the cat, not my wife) wouldn't use the litter box and made a mess in our living room. So I took the top off, and she started using it again. Or so I thought. She does use it, but mainly just for number 1. Number two she likes to do in front of the door to the upstairs for some reason. We come down each morning and, more often than not, there will be a little smelly present in front of the door, and like today, it gets smushed under the door(I hope you all have already eaten lunch before reading this)when we open it.
It's just odd because she does do number 2 in the litter box some of the time, and I do clean it out regularly so it is not like the litter box is too messy for her.
If this keeps up I am thinking about putting a door back on the doorway to the basement, and shutting it during the night. The only problem is she also tends to do it under the sink in the basement by the litter box, but it is better than her doing it on the carpet. I hate having to clean the carpet every day. I would rather, of course, have her do it in the litter box all the time, but I just don't know how to break her of this habit. Any ideas?

Have a good day(and sorry if I ruined your breakfast).

-Sterling Holobyte

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45311: just read the archives, now doesn't that make usfeel old- still breathing and in the archives getting dusty ? possum- prayers for dear laci, let us know how she does? i try to always remember that we're just travelers for a short time on earth awaitibg our eternities. things that seem so important will pass away quickly and even though we don't ask for them we must ride and deal with them in a christain way for we never asked for them to enter our paths. we have very limited influnce on most of the outcomes concerning national issues that i see no need to fuss over them. do what we can and move on. lunch at millies on the mayor. millie whats on the menu? where's big maude? did we have her cook so many meals she's tuckered out? mayberry days in mt airy, n/c. last weekend of sept/ mayberry cruise for the adventurous aroung oct 17th. idelle- all work and no play isn't good, don't overwork yourself today. asa, me- they how much lunch can we eat today? tom- as usual your poems help us strike a balance, thanks. well time to wash up for lunch. oh for western buffs- dodge city, kansas was originaly named buffalo city until a neighboring town took exception. so i quess they dodged a big moulage by naming it dodge city. just colt

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45312: Good morning, everyone. Sterling, I can't help with your cat problem, since I don't have a cat, but I do know that any animal will "return to the scene of the crime" and commit the offense again in the same place. The Plum has been less than discreet at times, believe it or not. I could pinch her fluffy little ears off. The scent attracts them, and no amount of carpet cleaning will remove it. Their sensitive noses will find it, for sure.

Boo, if you just stand strong and don't waver in your faith and the behavior that faith demands, and of course you will, then I don't think you'll have to make any decisions regarding your friend. She'll make them. She'll either be attracted to your lifestyle, or repelled by it. If she's comfortable with her own behavior, she's going to find you boring after a while. If she's not, then she's going to be curious and want to find out more about how you live. Time will reveal the answers. Keep praying.

I sent an email with a link to "America Attacked 9/11" to several of you. Is that not the most awesome thing you ever witnessed? I'm not sure who all received it, I just skimmed through my address book. If you didn't get it, and would like to, let me know and I'll send it to you. It's rough, but it's deeply moving.

Well, gotta make a bank run. My carpal tunnel release surgery is tomorrow, and my bank account is a bit thin. Need to fatten it somewhat before I am put out of commission for a few days.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45313: Afternoon Y'all. Happy to report that Laci came through like a trouper! They injected Botox,stretched her legs and set her feet properly in pretty pink casts. She left the hospital clapping & giggling-hope it continues. If this doesn't work,next option is some awful surgery.Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.Will keep you posted.Time to crawl under my rock for a nap.Y'all take care!
possum under a rock

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45314: Hi All. Romeena hope all go will what yoursurgery i will be prayer for you.

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45315: Thanks, Tom. That means a lot to me.

Possum, I'm glad things went well for little Laci. She's going to be fine, I just know it. Prayers continue for her.

Now I have to go plant a box of iris rhizomes that FedEx delivered yesterday. I had forgotten I ordered them, but here they are. If I don't plant them today, it may be a couple of weeks before I can actually dig in the dirt with my right hand, and they need to get in the ground now. So, off I go. No sleep after working last night, but what's a gardener to do? Ha!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

P.S. She'd help me plant, but those little white paws would be so dirty I'd never get them clean and white again. Besides, she would have her own ideas about where to dig.

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45316:
Colt- You mean Dodge City wasn't named for the car? haha
Me-They- no problem here. That's why I like this site. Different opinions expressed with only a soapbox glancing blow, or a leg o lamb to the head. I know that sometimes my outlooks can be kinda strong. Sory Honeys and dears.
Mavis, that said, the eye for an eye statement was an old testamnet or old covenant levitical law. (what the people could handle in those times)In the Sermon on the Mount (the "big change" talk of Jesus) he says "you have heard an eye for an eye, but now Itell you, love your enemies.."
It was his introduction to the new covanant.
Matt 5-6-7 is powerful stuff. "anyone who just looks with lust has committed adultry" is another part of that sermon. He is saying Look, all these hundreds of laws of your ancesters must give way to a new way of thinking... we must look at the WHOLE picture. The Holy Spirit has really helped me grasp these types of things.
But I urge all to not take my word for it.
Sterling- what about lemon juice after the clean up. Will that help prevent the cat from going in the same place? Also, I think a tap on the nose is one way. No hard. just a tap and a NO.
DWF-Did you notice that richie's teacher was also chairwoman for the nathan tibbs committee in TAGS.
The Twizzle ep is pretty good.
Prayers for all, for my nephews,for all our soldiers, for all porchsters.
God bless,
Mr Darlin's Cuz
"The four of us in that patrol car has never worked out."

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45317: Thanks, STERLING and MDC. If we all agreed all of the time, it'd be a pretty boring place (unless of course it was me everyone agreed with :). Thanks for the poem, TOM. As usual, it hits the spot (not the SPOT).

Preparing for my Bible study tonight at lunch, one of the verses in the reading was, "And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were a stranger in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God." (Leviticus 19: 33-34). I wonder how that fits in with our immigration issue? Truthfully, I'm just not sure. But the Bible does call for punishing the guilty. I guess stuff like this is why I find it so darned complicated! I have to admit, it's much easier for people like me who aren't on the "frontline" of issue to be indecisive, that's for sure.

Hey, MDC and you other guys, who wants to come to my eye-gauging party tonight?


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45318: Me-They dont hit me!....ha ha..hey sterling boo,[prayers for ya Romeena],asa,lucy,possum,goober,TOM,Rev,MDC,auh2o,hazel,fg,CHUCK!,colt,and all my co-porchsters..fixing to get rain here in ga for a couple of days...we need some ...dusty here..gona cut some trees that need cutting near my fence before it gets here...oaks...good firewood..asa will you help me split it?...tonights menu:fried porl chops smuthered in mushrooms,mash taters with gravy,corn on the cob,green beans,fried apple rings and Big Maudes Slaw!...tea and h20...ready at 6:30...prayers...horatio will you say grace and mil bring a pie?...SPOT

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45319:
I think we need the fungirls to breeze thru here in their roadster. Whadda think doll? Hiya Bernie!
Me they- "now, there you go again." (:
I know that verse is used a lot regarding this issue, and i am not saying that ALL the OT is no longer valid. But really, what does the verse boil down to? Love people! In fact, didn't the Lord lead His people OUT of the land of Egypt, in which they were born? Got ya! Not really trying to "get ya" but just trying to look at the whole context of the quote. I love those who are here illegally. Just come in te front door. God never said do away with borders, in fact He ESTABLISHED very definite borders for the "promised land!" It is the apocaliptic one world government of MAN that wants to do away with borders. Oops.. on that darn box again. I yield to MT.
Boo- how ya been? Hop things are well in the boo household these days.
Ro- could you shoot that email to me? thanks.
Spot- Atlanta have a prayer? D backs are fading fast as september dwindles.
Well, gotta run- library time almost used up.
Job hunt continues.

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45320: I'm done with the soapbox for the forseeable future, MDC. My last post wasn't meant as soapbox speechifying as much as good old frustration born of ignorance. I really wish I understood enough and could sort out my feelings enough to come to a suitable conclusion. Like I said, I'm flip-floppy on this one, so I guess on the upside I'm right at least 50% of the time :). No, that soapbox has gotten me in enough trouble lately. I'm gonna try to listen more and shoot off my mouth less. Ya'll be among the first to know how successful I am.

Have a great evening! Dinner sounds great, SPOT!

Oh, by the way, Veda has slept through the night two nights in a row! Whoohoo!


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45321: Almost forgot...

"He stuck his hand in the punch bowl and ate every bit of the watermelon rind. And if that wasn't enough, he soaked the paper napkins in the punch and then he threw them at the ceiling."--Mrs. Wiley


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45322:
Well, MeThey, as the old saying goes, "even a broken clock is right twice a day!" haha
(Going along with your 50% comment.)
The library computer clock granted me 30 more minutes, so at least it aint broken like I am a lot! ha
So THAT's where I got the idea in the '60's for sending spit balls up to the classroom ceiling! ha. I can tell my therapist that it was all Ernest T's fault! It's true, it's true, I aint blue, it's me, it's me, it's Ernest T.
"Com'on, put em up." (:

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45323: Hey all!!!

Just stoped in for a minute, then gotta go hire someone(my fav. part of my job!!!:) )!!!

I just read the thing about Madea's Family Reunion, and I've heard a lot about it at work, but I've never seen it!!! We'll have to go pick that up!!!

We actually did rent "Diary of a Mad Black Woman", which had some adult subject matter, and strong swearing in it, but it was halarious, as well as touching!!!

Thanks, and prayers to all!!!


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45324: Well, I might get to hire her!!!LOL Some of my employees recomended her, so I'll see how good their judgement is!!!LOL


September 12, 2006 - Msg 45325: Evenin' Porch,
I hope y'all haven't forgotten about me. I apologize for my infrequent posts. Things have still been quite chaotic and difficult with my stepson. Hubby's home at nights and will be for the next 2 weekends. So, I'm praying things get easier. Can y'all continue to pray also?
I'll read the archives in a bit. Dinner dishes are calling my name. Y'all are always in my thoughts and prayers even if I'm not posting.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
Proverbs 31:26 (for the women), Psalm 1 (men)

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45326: Hi All.
Willit ben a gray rain day .
It well be a monthy befor gizz will be back on line.
Millie how are you doing ?
Mavis have your seed the new gum in the can called bubble doctor bubble gum strips, I

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45327: msg45326 is min i hit the wrong key,
As I was saying , Iwas told that I can from that at wal*mart but I have not seed it there.
I can finehubba bubba ouch bubble gum just about every way .

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45328:
Hello porch family

Lucy...good to see ya and NO way have we forgotten you. Prayers for you and family.

Boo...I agree with Ro and others. Just continue to live your Christian live in her presence and let the Holy Spirit deal with her. With my country music background, I run into this all the time. No, I don't "preach" or beat them over the head with the Bible, but they sure know that I'm a Christian and what my values are. Just from what little I know about you on this porch...she will see our Lord through you. "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!"

Spot...great supper. Now I'm stuffed.

MDC...I afraid it's going to take a whole lot of prayers for the Braves this year. It's just too many ahead that would have to lose even with the Braves winning.

Well I'm headed to bed. Everyone have a great night and remember, "God is soooooooooo good!"
Prayers for you all.

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45329: Boo...That's Christian "life" not live.

September 12, 2006 - Msg 45330: Hi.

Deputy Warren Ferguson.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45331: Hi Warren.
...Talkative tonight, are you?! ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45332: I haven't forgotten you either, Lucy. Prayers that your situation gets better.

Good luck on your surgery tomorrow, Romeena.

Good to hear about Laci, Possum. Hope things get easier for you all.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45333: Yes, arn't I Sterling.

Goodnight guys.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45334: Good evening, all. MDC, the email is on its way. Just click the link.

Just passin' through, trying to get laundry all done and house a little neater before the surgery tomorrow. My right hand will be a little out of commission for a few days. Shouldn't bother me much, as I'm ambidextrous to a great degree, but there are a few things --- brushing my teeth, for one, that I have trouble doing lefthanded. I'll manage, though.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45335: romeena- prayers for you today. if you need help arond the house us fellows will be glad to help but we're not much on cleaning up after meals etc.ha. keep us posted. possum- hope you got some rest. give laci a hug for us. sterling- how's our kai doing? lucy- suggest you set down with hubby draw up boundries and talk to the step child together. some kids will do everything the rest of their lives to split you up while being nice to your face. let them know that its not essential you get along or like each other but it would make both lives easier. remember child i love you and understand your objections and i would feel the same if i were in your shoes. warren- sure great hearing from you, hope your ok. mdc- the vehicle is a DO-dge not a dodge.ha. prayers continue for you and yours. auh-20 where is breakfast today? our bellies are starting to grumble. ha. spot- i can't believe i missed such a great supper last night. tom- have you tried your search engine like google. chewing gum wrappers crafts clubs or hobby? well i guess i'll check out the drizzy weather, just colt

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45336: what year was the last cattle drive from texas to dodge city? hint; 1885. give up? ha. colt

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45337: Colt, my great-grandfather actually drove cattle over the old Chisholm trail. He was a member of the Old Traildrivers' Association, and I have his badge. I also have his little vest (men were so small in those days!), and a bag of tobacco, some rollin' papers and a little box of matches that were found in the vest pocket. Some sleeveholders are in the collection as well. I have his tiny little "specs", his eyeglasses, which were HIS grandfather's, and date back to the late 1700's. It's all in a lovely shadowbox frame, hanging on the wall in my den. A family treasure, indeed. He was my mother's grandfather.

Well, my friend is here, and I'm off to get this carpal tunnel thing fixed. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45338: Morning porch!..late breakfast...eggs your way,toast,bacon and sausage and hashbrowns,milk,coffee,h20...well its raining here...Miss Sherry and I are going to meet for lunch and catch a mid day movie...back in a bit...prayers...SPOT

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45339: Ro things will be just fine...SPOT

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45340: Good morning everyone. Just a quick drive-by to say hello.

ROMEENA: Prayers for your surgery. No arm wrestling for awhile, okay?

LUCY: As if! Glad to hear that you're anticipating the dust settling a little bit obver the next few weeks. Prayers anyway. Stop in when you can.

COLT: I give up; what year was it? :)

DWF: Hi. STERLING's cat got your tongue? Well watch where you step.

BWB: Cheer up, will you?!? :)

Where's BOO, anyway? My laundry is piling up.

APB for CHARLOTTE, HORATIO, KY GIRL, AFD, DIXIE, and others that haven't been by in awhile. Whatever happened to FRED GOSS? Breaker-breaker, good buddy.

Pray for my wife. Since she's not been working on Tuesdays she's become addicted to..."Dog: the Bounty Hunter." It's sad.

Hey to the rest of you.

"See! I told you he was hanging himself!"

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45341: Prayers for your surgery Romeena & for little Laci as well. Rainy here today, but still gotta work :( Sure would have been nice to stay in that bed. Back this evening.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45342: Hey, MAVIS. Seems your eyes separated from your mouth there. Wonder what causes that?


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45343: Almost forgot, Sterling I have to agree with Ro on what she said, the cat can still smell where "the deed" had been done before, so that is why he/she keeps going back to the same place. I would try cleaning with vinegar & let it set there for a while, then maybe get a cat box to set near that area for a bit, to get him back in the habit of using the box. I will do some more searching & get back on this one.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45344: Rain causes that M-T I think it's the rain. Might be the fall-out tho, it IS affecting our milk ya know.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45345: Funny, Me-They. And true. That cat is getting on my last nerve. There wasn't any problem this morning. That's because I blocked the door from the basement, and that is where she spent last night. It's a finished basement, so at least it is comfortable. There is carpet down there but so far(crosses fingers) she hasn't gone on it, and it is a lower pile(or should that be "Pyle"?) carpet than in the living room.
Unfortunately when I took the board down that I was blocking the doorway with, after a few minutes I heard her scratching in the living room and found her squatting. Well I yelled "NO", along with a few things I couldn't repeat on a family board, and she ran off, but not before leaving her calling card of some messy, very smelly, runny-looking(did I just spoil your breakfast again?) stuff. So you are right when you say to watch where you step around my house, Me-They.

Thanks Mavis, for the advice. I think I will try the vinegar thing. It can't smell any worse. Have you heard of that lemon juice trick that MDC mentioned? I'm willing to try anything. Until then though, that board is going back up on the door when I leave the house today.

Colt, Kai is doing better now that she is getting more used to her all-day Kindergarten. It was tough in the beginning there. She would cry and wouldn't want to go to bed, and then wouldn't want to get on the bus the next morning. But she seems to be getting more used to the routine. Either that or she just can't wait to get out of this cat-poop smelly house. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45346:
Morning Porch

Is something going on? I couldn't connect to the Porch last night and this morning when I stopped by, earlier, I think there was a couple of newer posts than what I see now. Any who, Good morning to all.

Romeena-Hope all went well for ya today. Take care.

God Bless,

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45347:
Wow, now there are a bunch of posts that were not there before I just posted.


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45348: MDC, "The Twizzle" was a funny episode. Dick Van Dyke sure can dance can't he! Im on epispde 2 on disc five.



Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45349:
colt-Breakfast? hmm... How about a local "greasy spoon" up this end of the porch called "Earls" NY Route 16, Chaffee, NY. Head to Pittsburgh then turn north, if you hit Buffalo ya went to far.

PH-Head to Buffalo then keep heading south. If you hit Pittsburgh ya went to far.


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45350: Pick me up on your way, COLT to AUH2O's greasy spoon.

Yeah, BARRY, something must be going on here at the porch. I had no problem posting this morning, but couldn't get on for a few hours after. The Count, y'think?

STERLING: Nora has had a time getting used to all-day school, too. Because of my wife's schedule and kids' dispositions, naps are required at our house. Before this last year, our daughter and son were both taking a two-three hour nap every afternoon. We were blessed with good nappers. Their bedtime has been 8:30. We stopped making Nora take a nap on weekends about one year ago, then stopped them altogether this summer so she could get used to not having them. (Chad still sleeps several hours every afternoon, but watch out for all that energy when he's awake!) With school, though, the first couple of weeks she often came home tired and grumpy. So we've now turned back bedtime to 8:00 p.m. and that is helping. Sleep is very important for little kids. And for my lovely wife. Still, Nora is adjusting and getting her up in morning has become a chore I don't look forward to. Of course, every day this summer she had no problem get up at 6:30 or 7:00 every morning (even Saturdays, grrrr). Go figure.

"Nip it. You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline and you'll find every one of them is in favor of bud-nipping."

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45351: Hey auh2o,

There was some kind of problem with ALL the sites I run last night. It took some time for it all to clear up. The hosting company had some kind of outage. I think it's fixed now.


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45352: Bigger wires?

Hey, FLOYD. Long time no see. Stop in and chat--ooop! maybe not chat--when you get the chance. Lotsa luck to you and yours.


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45353: Well, I don't know where everybody is today, but they didn't invite me!

Have a great evening, y'all. Remember prayer time at 8:55 p.m. EST.

"Stop that, boy! You want your face to freeze thatta way?"

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45354: Sterling - it sounds like your cat needs to have a good worming. You can get pills or paste at any Pet Center. As farmers, all of the animals get wormed on a regular basis. . .sometimes, we think the kids have a good case of them! Ha Ha
(I bet even Asa could use a good wormin'!)

Lots of talk on the porch. . .I just love the chit-chatter. . .

Me-They - did you realize that the biggest problem with kids in school is sleep deprivation (hope I spelled that right). Most children do not get enough sleep and teens are the worst. Children need a good 9-10 hours of sleep to be fully rested for school. My kids are in bed at 9 and up at 6:30. I can also tell when they have not had enough sleep. My third grader could easily take a nap when he gets home but he refuses. The oldest has way tooo much energy for any kind of nap but when he drops, he drops hard.

Talk to you all when I get to sit a spell. . .doesn't happen to often anymore. . .


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45355: Hey all!!!

M-T: What did you mean by "CHEERUP"???!!!:)

Hope all is well, and my prayers continue to you all!!!


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45356: Aaah, finally! Been trying to get on here all day. Thanks for the trouble check, Floyd.

Prayers for Ro, Millie, Laci, MDC and all.

M-T: Miss Veda's ahead of Reagan on the sleep all night thing. Reagan actually slept through the night on Monday for the first time. : )
You're Mrs. is probably jumping for joy at the chance for a good nights sleep. (Sorry about her new compelsion. Hubby likes to watch Dog but it doesn't really do a thing for me.)

Well, just wanted to stop by and say "Hey", so "Hey"!

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45357: a big hello floyd always great hearing from you. auh20 i'm glad spot had breakfast this morning cause i drove for hours around your area and didn't see one buffalo. romeena- what a neat story about the family treasure, thanks for sharing it. maybe you could post a picture on your web site. i'll bet a couple of puffs of that tobaco would do a job on you. ha. homemaker- we've missed you. how's the goat buisnes? supper at me- theys just before prayer time. sterling- some companies like tidy cat has changed their formulas for cat litter and a neighbors cat won't use the new formula. it smells like crazy glue as the neighbor said. wanted to know if i wanted it i said i could use it in the shop. a big hello to everyone, your in my prayers. mdc- are you out there? wonder where asa, mrs wily, ky girl, irishster, charlotte tucker, and the rest of the missing porchsters are? colt

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45358: Hello everyone...
once again just dropping in. YEsterday I couldnt get to the porch..just was too slow..maybe too many rocking on it!
Gotta get the kids fed and off to church!
Have a great one..

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45359: Howdy, all. Short and sweet, typing not too easy right now. Surgery went well, huge bandage on my hand, almost no pain. Well, home I go, to rest a while. See you tomorrow. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45360: Hey all...SUPPER TIME:..slow cooked baby back ribs and baked beans with texas toast and big maudes slaw and sweet tea....and hopefully a Millie pie...went and seen taladaga nights!...side splitter...good movie!...well let me wash my truck now that the rain is over for a few days...anybody else need their car washed just get in line...SPOT

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45361: hey, porch. Chemo today, so I'm kinda dragging. But I made pies this morning, so I'd be happy to bring one to dinner. Sweet potato pie with fresh whipped cream. See y'all at Me-They's.....

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45362:
AuH20- well, Goldwater didnt win last night in the primary, but we still got a good candidate when the dust settled. On to November. AZ started a voter ID that we passed in 2004. Two forms of picture ID needed now. Now more Chicago or Lincoln IL votes! haha
RO- got the email-Powerful! thanks
Prayers for your surgery. You may find that the lefty in you will emerge for a few days!
Anyone seen REV JR? I tried his email but got it back. he's the BBQ sauce man! APB for rev Jr!
God Bless,

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45363: HI ALL


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45364:
Ahhh Millie, sweet potato pie! Prize winnin' too I bet! Prayers for you right now! Dear Lord, please continue your healing work on Millie. We thank you this day for your wonderous deeds over the evil one! Amen
Lucy- prayers continue for you also.

Some of you may have seen this on the net, but I think it's kinda neat. (BTW, I am in no way knocking any of today's advancements)
"After growing up in the 1950s, how did we ever live to be adults?
We were put on our tummies in baby cribs covered in lead-based paints. We had no child-proof caps on any medicine bottles. We had no car seats or seat belts or airbags. We drank from the gardenhose instead of aplastic recyclable bottles. We ate white bread and real butter but we were not over weight because we were always OUTSIDE PLAYING! On Saturdays, we would leave home in the morning and be gone all day with no beepers or cellphones. We would build go-carts out of soapboxes and use our feet for brakes! We had no Playstations, Nintendos or X-boxes, and we only had two channels on TV. We fell out out of trees and broke bones, yet there were no lawsuits. We rode bikes with no helmets We made up games with sticks and old tires. We had prayer every morning in school. We had Little League TRYOUTS, and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to deal with disappointment. Yet our generation produced some of the best problem-solvers and inventors ever.
How did we ever live to be this old?

Well, all taken with a grain of salt.
Have a good evening.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45365: I'll be honest with you guys, Im not very well. No, not sickness, but personal problems. I'd rather not speak of them at the moment, but if things continue, might need some advise.

I won't ask you to pray for me, you guys have already helped me enough, and there are people on the porch who need them more then me.

Im sorry i've failed to visit here latly. I hope just like Lucy is hopeing that you havn't forgotton me.


Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45366: Hey, DWF, one of the wonderful things about prayer is that it's a never-ending resource. Praying for one person's needs takes nothing away from anyone else. So, prayers for you, friend, whatever your problems may be right now.

MDC, I grew up like that, and will be forever grateful. I wouldn't trade my childhood for this high-tech time at all. And yes, I still drink from the garden hose.

This slow typing is frustrating. I'm off to rest a while. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45367: deputy warren ferguson- we could never forget you and our prayers are with you. one thing about the porch is we love and support each other cause we're family. don't be embarrased to share a problem cause we all have them and need each other. romeena- keep us posted the best you can, your in our prayers and no lefty we're bustin out puns either. millie sweet tater pie and only one, it won't do. asa, i ,me-they and others could eat one by ourselves. mdc- in lincoln at voting time a bott;e of moonshine and 50 bucks and you got our vote. if politicans in office will do nothing for us we'll take ours up front. spot- are you planning halloween party at the remshaw place and a hayride to meyers lake? good night everyone. just colt

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45368:
Wow colt, the price went up, we used to get yer vote for just the moonshine! ha
DWF- welcome to the club. We all pray for each others' situations. If no one brought up their problems here, we'd have nothing to talk about! haha Go for it. (i have to catch up on dvd)
Anyone seen BOO? Maybe colt scard her off.! (:
Sterling, man you got a problem there. How about little kitty diapers! Just ribbin ya.
Ro- All junk food now out of AZ schools this year. How did they ever get in there in the first place? I found out that companies like KKreme for example said, carry our product and we'll buy you a computer etc. Adults in charge odf schools should have known better!
Now AZ has to start TEACHING again! ha
Well, have a good evening. Prayer time after tags.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45369:
Hey Folks

Hi, my name is auh2o and I like "The Dog." Sigh, that wasn't so hard.
Me-They at our home I like him and the Mrs really, REALLY dislikes the show.

Floyd-Thanks, again!

MDC-I heard about Goldwater's loss; Glad to hear you like Munsil. Your take on the 50's was a good one. When we have our family get-to-togethers that topic always comes up, we grew-up in the 50's & 60's also. Good times, good times.

Colt-You're right, I haven't seen too many buffalo around here either but I have seen a lot of bull.

DWF-I gonna pray for you whether you like it or not, so there. Hang in there, I think you're the only other hockey fan on the porch.

God Bless,

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45370:
Hey there, MDC.


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45371: Hey gang! late night snack....cheese dip and chips...but I do have some fried bologna sandwiches made.......fried onions too...SPOT

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45372: Woohooo! There's just no subst-itute for good friends. My dearest friend drove me into Dallas at the crack of dawn this morning, waited during my surgery, then drove me home. Gave up most of her day. She had just left when two other friends dropped in and brought me a Wendy's chocolate shake. Then around suppertime, here came another friend, bringing me a Schlotzsky's sandwich. (I love 'em!) God has blessed me with wonderful friends, most of them church friends for over thirty years.

I'm alone now, just me and the Plum, and I think I'm going to turn in. Very comfortable, no pain in surgical area at all. God is good.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45373: When things go wrong they really foul up.

Pray for me please. I feel like I have no fight left in me.


September 13, 2006 - Msg 45374: You are never alone Romeena.........prayers to all...SPOT

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45375: Hey MDC......Dixie.....SPOT

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45376: Breakfast on us right Asa!...SPOT

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45377:
Hello porch family. My rocking chair seat is a wet today. It has really poured down today here in SC.

Dixie... you hang in there. Prayers are being lifted up for you right now!

Ro...I praise God things went so good for you. Yes, God is good! Just don't over do it with that hand. Take care of it. HaHa..Me telling you, a nurse, what to do is like telling the Pope how to hold mass.

Millie...we continue to pray for you.
And even though you didn't feel so well, thank you for taking the time to bake us the pie.

Warren...never too busy to pray. Prayers for you brother what ever the need may be. God knows.

Thanks Spot...I'll have a sandwich.

You all be blessed and see ya tomorrow.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45378: Prayers for DWF, Dixie, and Lucy.

Glad you're doing well, Ro, and that you're blessed with such good friends.

Night all!

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45379:
By the way...what's your gas prices now? I bought it here today for $2.16 a gal.

September 13, 2006 - Msg 45380: Here in the Springfield MO area, gas is down to 2.11 in places. Praise the Lord!!


September 14, 2006 - Msg 45381: dixie- i know how easy it is to get sucked up in all the negativity and demands on each of us especialy when there seems there is nothing left to give. all a person can do is pray,use your stress to make a joke of it and soon everyones laughing. like too many bills, well they better line up early on payday or there ought of luck. or i would move to the poor house but i couldn't stand the highstandard of living. my boss thinks there wearing me down but someone beat them to it and i don't have the heart to rain on their parade. prayers for romeena, DWF, and all in need. lincoln il. gas is $2.26. i know it's a little high but lincoln says we need our first stop light so we can entice tourism. ha. afd- i forgot your from springfield, i love the area but soon branson will take up the southern half of mo. REV- good to see you on the porch more, we sure miss you when your out. any new albums on the horizen? MDC- i think all them outsiders are trying to take over AZ. form a poosse and round them up. SPOT_ best idea i heard in awhile, breakfast at asa's eat hardy, come early stay late. asa we'll be there for you buddy. have a great day. just colt