January 25, 2007 - Msg 48914: AUH2O: "Yo!"


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48915: Hey Otis, ya got a snoot full again?

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48916: As busy as I am thsi morning and still I took the time to sweep the porch. I must have forgot to take my pill last night.


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48917: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"

By the way, for those interested parties, I'm in Alabama
(waiting on some snow)
To paraphrase Barney as he rubs the rabbit foot...
"Come snow come, come snow come..."


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48918: Good morning, all. You're right, Me-They, and of course there's a limit to how far one should apply the concept I brought up. However, as I stand in my tiny bathroom, with only a shower and wishing I had a tub in there to soak away my arthritic aches and pains, I have to wonder whether I really did the right thing all those years ago. There is a tub up front in "the kids' bathroom", but that's not part of my normal, familiar living space these days, and I feel a little silly when I use it, like I'm in someone else's house or something. Most of you will have no idea what I'm talking about, because your families keep you involved in your entire living space. However, when your nest empties, you'll find there will be areas to which you'll rarely go. It's unavoidable.

Oh, Big Maude, you keep right on breathing down that kid's neck! He may gripe and complain, but I promise you, he feels the love. I have never forgotten a comment made by my best friend when I was a teenager. She and I often double-dated, and many times I heard her ask her mother what time she should be in. Believe me, I already had my instructions from my parents! Her mother would reply, "Oh, just use your own good judgment, honey. Mother trusts you!" One night, as we were getting into the car, she muttered to me, "I wish just once she'd show enough interest to give me a time to be home." We discussed it later, and I learned that she didn't feel trusted, she felt like her mother really didn't care what happened to her. I'm not sure she really and truly felt that way, but her mother's casual attitude did cause her to doubt. Kids need limits in order to feel secure.

Me-They, I applaud you for considering the adoption of a senior pet. Everyone wants a puppy, and often a gem of a dog just languishes in the shelter, because of his or her age. So sad.

Well, away I go. Errands to run, bills to pay, a Plum to cuddle. She says hey! --Romeena

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48919: I know what you mean, ROMEENA. Living in a 1,200 square foot house with one bathroom as I do, a little more room (and another bathroom) would be real nice. In fact, we are planning on adding a bathroom and another bedroom (that will bring it up to three) over the efficiency that my grandmother lives in attached to my house. With three females in the house, poor Chad and I are going to need another bathroom just to survive.

"Hey" to MERLE.

"I can't take off on him. He talk like everybody else. Didja ever hear me do my Cary Grant? Judy, JUdy, Judy."

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48920:
" Now,here at the Rock we have two rules. Memorize them until you can say them in your sleep. Rule # 1- obey all rules. Rule # 2- no writing on the walls."

"Nip It!"
possum under a rock

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48921: Well, Me-They, I confess my living space is a bit larger, but this house was built in 1973, and we had four children when we built, so a lot of room was the order of the day. The kids were about 4, 8, 12 and 14. Girls in the middle, they shared a room. Oldest boy and youngest boy would not have been a good combination, though they had shared until we built the house. Oldest boy pleaded for his own room, and we couldn't blame him, so it was done. The three kid bedrooms are up in the front of the house, and share a bath which opens off the hallway. Master bedroom and bath are at the back, with a door into that hallway. There is a half-bath off the utility room, a necessity when you have muddy-footed kids running in and out, and the hall to their bathroom is carpeted. I know, "necessity" is a relative term - I remember outhouses, for cryin' out loud! Of course, no one minded if you tracked mud in there! No, our home didn't actually have one, but I had relatives who did, and our little tumble-down lake cabin had one, and a wood-burning cookstove as well. Fun!

Hey, Charlotte Tucker, what kind of "reminiscing" do you want? Give me some topics, and I'll write something. If you can't use it, no offense.

Have a great afternoon, everyone. I'm thoroughly enjoying the day, sunny and pleasant, squirrels all over the yard providing entertainment, I'm going to a SS class meeting tonight which should be fun, and a few more ideas for my little book are cooking in the back of my mind. I may get them into the computer this afternoon, maybe not. If not, there's always tomorrow. If tomorrow doesn't come, then that's okay too, because the eternity that waits for me is going to be a wonderful place and time. Thank God for that guaranteed promise. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48922: M-T, I feel your pain - we are a tad bit above 1300sf and one bathroom. We are building an 1800sf house with two baths and a MUD room. Yeah for the MUD room.

Been a busy day. . . .
My political swayings - a Reagan Republican!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48923: "Reminiscing," wasn't that by the Little River Band?

Are you writing a book, ROMEENA?

You know how you have those glimpses of memory from when you were very young, say ages two to four? Well, one of mine is of being carried to the outhouse (seemingly in the middle of a cow pen) in the middle of the night at this old cabin in West Virginia my parents used to visit on the weekends. Parents of a friend lived there much like they probably did in the 30s.

"You're just being obtuse. I hate it when you're obtuse."

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48924: CHARLOTTE: Growing up in the 70s, I could reminisce about the joys of polyester, disco, roller derby, and "Battle of the Network Stars."


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48925: Don't forget "The Brady Bunch" Me-They! You're pretty much an authority on that subject,ain't ya? Hee Hee

"It's a Sunshine Day.. everybody's smilin'.. sunshine day.."
possum again

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48926: Groovy.


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48927:
Yeah boy, is it cold! 7 degrees now and it gonna fall to -10 tonight, with a "wind chill temperature" of -20. Yikes! But, we have only gotten about 4 or 5 inches of snow today.

Me-They YO YO!

Asa-It may be a lonely island but it would be a good one. (A shinning city on the hill, type of island.)

homemaker-That's the best type of Republican.

"Fly away buzzard, fly away crow, way down south where the winds don't blow. Rub your nose and give two winks and save us from this awful jinx."


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48928:
Far Out!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48929: Supper time will be subway!...busy here at work...lots of people out 3 broke poles!...got to get to work...car hit one and a tree fell and broke one..whew...SPOT

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48930: I just came in from the back yard - shirtsleeve weather out there! Low 50s, no wind, bright sunshine, very pleasant. In fact, it's downright hot in this house! I have big trees at the back of the house, which shield all the glass in the sunroom and my big window from the summer sun, so it saves on the a/c. In the winter when the leaves are gone, the sun on the glass helps to warm the house. That's fine, except on a day like this, when it's so warm. The thermostat is set on 71, and the furnace is not coming on, because the temp in the house is 74 and climbing. If this keeps up, I'll have to switch over to a/c. In January, yet! I'm running around in very little clothing now, can't take off much more, Sugarplum would be appalled! (Or scared!) I may just put on some shorts and go outside and prune something.

Yep, Me-They, I'm working on a little book. Don't know if anything will ever come of it or not, but I've talked with a literary agent in New York, and they're mildly interested. We'll see.

Now, where are my pruning shears? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48931: Oh Romeena, yer killing me here. We ain't been above 25 for 3 weeks here. Stuck in a temp. inversion. Bring on spring!

Auh2o, a nice little island indeed.:)


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48932:
Romeena-How did Asa put it? Oh yeah, yer killing me here, I agree. At least don't make it sound so nice.
Actually Ro, I love hearing about your back yard. (I think Asa might also.)

Asa-Pitchers and catchers report in 21 days so Spring is getting closer.


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48933: She's killing me too. I want to work in my garden!
- Hazel

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48934: Hello Porch friends, wanted to let you all know, the mammogram went pretty well, not as bad as all the horror stories I have heard, I've been through worse pain, after all, I do have a kid. hehe
I haven't heard back from the Dr. yet with the results, but the tech that did the sonogram told me she thought it was just some cysts & nothing to be concerned with, so lets hope she is right. I will let you all know when I hear from the Dr. should be tomorrow.
Also got a nasty little email from my sister yesterday, still going on about the payments on Mom's house, which is now her house, now she is threatening to sue me. So guess she will have to do what she thinks she has to do, won't do any good tho, the house is in her name now & mine is nowhere on it. What in the world is it about losing someone close to you that makes people act like she is?? Anyway, gotta get some of my bookwork done for the night & head out to my new favorite place to eat. www.annabellescafe.com
2 of my grooming clients own it & talk about good food! Go to the "Events" link & also "Meet the Regulars" to see yours truely with her new beau. hehe

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48935: Hello all you porchsters. I've been pretty busy up here but have managed to drop by for a little while each week-to try and keep up with some of the current events. I just read the archive #47949 from MDC : a Christmas wish for all of us on the porch . That was very nice and I wish all of you a great new year. Mavis, I was glad to hear you are getting some hopeful reports. The wife has been through a similar experience on a few occassions over the last 25 years and each time it ended up fine.
Marty from Mountain Top

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48936:
THanks marty!
Just a quick one tonight!
Prayers for all the porch!
"He's got the whole world in his hands"
Ya all know my favorite:
"Ring a ding ding, will ya look at what just stepped off the bus!"
"It certainly aint no boy!" (:

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48937: Hey Mavis, after reading your last post I got over to Annabelle's Cafe site so quick it made my head spin. The new boyfriend is cute. Tell us more about him...

I'm loving the "groovies and far-outs", Auh2o and Me-They.

Did some shopping and pricing for the new house today. Picked out the tile for the master bathroom and thought it was a bit costly so I went to Builder's Square and found the same tile by the same maker for almost a dollar per sqft less. Bruce is planning on laying the tile himself. I want to tile that bathroom with stone tile instead of glazed ceramic. I want the rustic/Texas look for that bathroom. It will have walk-in shower that I will tile with stone tiles that look alot like limestone or a sandstone tile with a small almost terra cotta colored design. Hard to explain but I think it will look good. Of course I may change my mind by next month. I think we may have found the wood flooring we will use, too in the rest of the house. I'm going to tile all the bathrooms but have not decided on the tiles yet...probably porcelain tiles. We have been looking at the countertop options and decided on Silestone or something comparable. It's supposed to be very durable and low maintenance, looks like granite but no upkeep. We found it for 39.00 per sq foot but they charge around 15-20 dollars per linear foot to do the edges. The Corian was more expensive and I don't want formica so I think we will have to just suck it up and go with the Silestone. Anyone have any experience with it? I am planning on white kitchen cabinets with a light colored counter top. I want glass fronts on a few of them but not all. I'm trying to decide about the bathroom counters. My head was spinning just trying to decide what to look at. I really don't enjoy this kind of thing and looking at the price of things is causing me stress. I don't know how I'll even feel in a new house. I have never lived in a new house. My last one was about as old as I was and as a child my Dad made ends meet but we only lived in modest, older homes, and to tell you the truth that is just fine with me. I know my husband loves me and wants to build me a beautiful home and I appreciate that and am thankful but I just don't know how I am going to feel when the time comes....I think Me-They probably knows where I am coming from.

Well, I feel a headache coming on. I didn't get enough sleep last night. Talk to you all later!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48938: I just read over my post and I sounded like a real whiner. Sorry.


"Peace" (holding up two fingers)

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48939: Hey Mavis, thanks for checking in! I'm glad all went well at the appointment, and will hope for good news when you get the results. I'm sure all will be fine. I checked out the Annabelle's Cafe site, and the menu sure looks good. Could you pick me up an order of the chicken strips, with the honey mustard sauce please? Thanks!
- Hazel

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48940:
Boo-Dude, that's heavy! Your no whiner, don't harsh your own mellow! Ya know what I mean? Man!

We're down to -3, that's cool, man!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48941:
Mavis-Good to hear the visit went well. Still thinking of ya. Prayers! As for the problems with your sister, what is that old adage? No good deed goes unpunished. Take care.


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48942: We dont have builders square no more boo...HD run them out...had the kids all evening ane we had a blast...hit all the dollor stores!..hey auh20,mavis prayers still and always,HEY Marty!...how ya been?..hey merle!..possum,Romeena ys got to work tonight ?..im off till sat at 6 am..well Asa lets take the bunch to waffle house and I mean for the works,scattered,covered,smothered,covered,chunked,topped,and peppered!..........BURP...thanks for the friendship porch...SPOT

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48943: just stopping by to say Hi porch.Still cold here.getting some more snow.You all take care.hey romeena,when that book gets published,put me on the list for a copy!prayers for all-ky girl

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48944: hi spot,didn't mean to step on ya,waffle house sounds great!-ky girl

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48945: Hey Au2o, thanks for making things real, Man. It's cool now. I love you, man (sniff!).

Mavis, your sister has bigger problems that I realized if she is harrassing you at a stressful time like this. Wonder what is really going on in that head of hers...?

SPOT, did I say Builder's Square?? I meant to say Home Depot. We haven't had a BS in years....I'm such a cotten-headed ninny muggins (seen the movie Elf?).

Hey to KYGirl. It's still cold here, too....not as cold in your neck of the woods but cold to us.


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48946: Oh, and..."Make love not war!"


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48947: Hey, does anybody remember that cheesy comedy show that used to come on on Saturday mornings in the 70's called The Hudson Brother's Show? Gross...


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48948: Morning porch.
Mavis, glad you checked in and hopefully all will be ok for you. You have been in my prayers. Will they let you take a bottle in there at Annabelle's? LOL Do they pound the steaks right there on the premises?

No BS in years Boo? Now that's impressive!:)

MDC, I'll e-mail you this weekend. I got my home system working again.

TGIF! What a week its been.


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48949: Good morning everyone. It's Arctic cold here this morning.

BOO: "Hudon Brothers"...wasn't that on between "Super Friends" and "Grape Ape?" Or maybe "Shazam?" Hehe.

You, too, could win a date with Desi Arnaz, Jr.

Johnny Bravo...I mean, Me-They

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48950: MAVIS: Good news about the test (yah!); bad news about your sister (boo! No offense, BOO). YOu are always in our prayers.

Hey, MARTY, long time no see!


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48951: Mt top five 70s clasic faves...
Rockford Files
Barney Miller
Hawaii 5-0

My top five guilty 70s tv pleasures (in other words, shows I liked that might not make the "classics" column)...
Donny & Marie
Planet of the Apes
Happy Days
The Man from Atlantis
Kung Fu
(Hey! I was 9 in 1975! Cut me some slack.)

"Paw! Paw! Barney's bleeding!"

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48952:
Boo-Do I remember "The Hudson Brothers," Hey Margolis! Chuckie Margolis was one of the characters that always talked to the other "kids" from a basement window. (At least that's the way I remember it.)

It was -13 here last night, needless to say, it was a three dog night. (Thought that fit in with the 70's theme.)

Barney Miller
The Walton's
Bob Newhart
Happy Days (the first 3 seasons)
WKRP in Cincinnati
Little House on the Prairie
The Carol Burnett Show
Hawaii Five-O

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48953: One IS the loneliest number that you'll ever do...

Excuse me now, I have to do some repair to my office walls. The tape is starting to peel up.


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48954: Hey I did like the Hudson brothers. Not a big Brady bunch fan though.
I was more into "koleshak--the night stalker" That series with Darren Mcgaven...I was always one for being scard and stalking monsters.
I was also a rabid "Dark Shadows" Fan!!
Ahappy nut

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48955: I loved the Carol Bernett show. I had a girlfriend then who could really take off on her.
Tarzan yell and everything!!!
Little House --some of those were real tear jerkers.
Do you remember "May we make them Proud"?
Still puts a lump in my throat.
A Happy nut

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48956: Oh ---did I mention "Colombo"
I often wondered what would happen if he had shown up in Mayberry.
Barney would probly be more than a little impressed--working with a big city cop.
Ahappy nut

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48957: Auh2o, I loved your list, those were my favorites too... except for The Waltons. I never did like that show. And I'd add The Mary Tyler Moore show. That quote you used from WKRP was from one of my favorite eps. My mom and I still use that same quote when we are trying to cheer each other up.
- Hazel

"Hi there. Barry Barlow."
(from Mary Tyler Moore's annoying neighbor)

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48958: Good Morning,
I was listening to the radio taking the boys to school and heard Rascal Flatt's song, "Mayberry", and realized I haven't checked in for a day or two. The porch seems to be doing pretty well.
Mavis- Give us the scoop! Now, dear, keep your feet on the ground, knees together, and heart open! That's what my Mom would say.
Romeena- It's quite chilly here now. Next week it will be chillier, highs 40's lows 20's.
Auh20- You can keep that cold. The only time 20's is worth it is when there's snow to look at!
Me-They- My fave show growing up was The Cosby Show and 90210 in school. What I really miss is Captain Kangaroo. It's too bad that our kids didn't have the Captain. They had a purple dinosaur and aliens that don't speak.
Boo- It will all come together. Building a house is a big undertaking, but will be worth all of the headches in the end.
Hey to all!
Have a wonderful day!
~Lucy Matthews

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48959: Forgot to mention- Nick's Mom, Deani, wants Nick to move back in the summer to stay for good. Bryan (hubby) is going to the attorney on Monday to start custody proceedings. Please pray for the situation. I know we want God's will, but of course we have to deal with whatever that is. Also, I have a terrible cold that needs to go ASAP.
My grandmother, Nana, who broke her arm is doing well. Thank you for your prayers for her. Muzzie, my other grandmother whose husband left her, is trying to get on with her life. She's a tenacious, yet humble person now.

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48960: I remember "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" well. I was probably 8 or 9 when it was on, and we'd turn off the lights and watch it.

I think I mentioned this before, but I never watched "Little House" as a kid; my brother and I always kinda thought of it as a "girl" show. My daughter loves it now and it's really a great show. It was especially fun when she fiorst started getting into them because we were both watching them for the first time. (Just a note, I did check out the plots of the episodes on a fan website because I found out early on that some episodes dealt with subjects I thought Nora was too young for, like r*pe. After all, she's only six. So there were some she's not allowed to watch yet.)

AUH2O: "Booger!"

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48961: Didn't see you there, LUCY. Prayers for your family.


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48962: auh20,that is still one of my favorite quotes too,!makes me laugh every time.prayers for everyone,I'll try to stop by later-ky girl

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48963: Good morning, all. Oh, my stars! Just the thought of Barney being influenced by Columbo makes me smile. In addition to "Glenn Ford-ing it", he'd be "Columbo-ing it" all over town! Imagine him stopping, turning around and saying "Oh, just one more thing..." in his little high, thin voice. Hilarious!

That episode of "WKRP" was just the funniest thing ever. That line about the turkeys will live forever, I guess. It was so perfect, and was delivered flawlessly. Timing, expression, it was all just so funny. I always thought that show didn't receive the recognition it deserved. The casting was perfect, the writing was great, the characters were memorable - I loved it! Same for "Barney Miller". One of my all-time faves.

As for "Little House", the more I watch the reruns, the more I realize what a quality show it really was. Saw one this week where two thugs came into town, took advantage of the good people, and finally showed up in the church after threatening and robbing people. Rev. Alden stood right up and told them to get out of town, and quoted scripture to back it up. They tried to bully him physically, he grabbed one and twisted his arm behind him, and made it perfectly clear that he could take care of himself. Then the men in the church all stood up, and escorted the thugs outdoors and down the road to the town limits, and saw them off in no uncertain terms. It was great to see a preacher and his flock portrayed as strong and decisive, instead of a bunch of spineless ninnies like the media usually spins it. It was very well done.

Well, I'm off to get some lunch with a friend, and then will drop by to see another friend who went home this morning after having knee surgery on Tuesday. She's doing fine. She now has both knees replaced, and will be able to walk normally, instead of limping and rolling to the side with every step! And best of all, after this knee heals, no pain!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48964:
Me-They This ones for you. Les Nessman's commentary: "America? Who was that lady I saw you with last night? Could it have been the sweet seductress known as the Communist conspiracy?" (I was laughing so hard I almost couldn't type that.)

Hazel-You know what they say about great minds.

Lucy-It's already warming up, 11 degrees. Double digits, hot dog! Praying for ya.

Asa (and anyone else living where there's winter) A local radio guy said this today, "It's gonna warm up to about 17 degrees for high today, wow, you know you made some wrong choices in life when you live in a place it warms up to 17 degrees for a high." I thought that was cute.

OH YEAH! M-T Are you calling me girlie?


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48965:
Hey Ro & ky girl (it's hard not to like that show.)


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48966: AUH2O: If the skirt fits...Naw! Of course not!

You're right about "Little House," ROMEENA; it really is a great show. The families love and respect each other, and they show a spiritual side that you could never get away with on tv today. The show makes it clear that the "right" things to do, the right way, is based on teh Bible. Their Christianity is not just a plot devise or thrown in; it is shown to be part and parcel of who they are--they read the Bible, they pray, they sing, they encourage each other. Some of the shows may be geared for an older age group than my daughter's but I never have to worry that she's getting a bad message. And it's not just for girls!


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48967: Remember when dads on tv were like Andy, Robert Young, Michael Landon, and Ward Cleaver? Here's a difficult question that'll make you think...

Name one tv family comedy of the last ten years that portrays the father as respected by his family and not a moron or self-centered buffoon.

A pineapple skinner to whomever can answer that one. Frankly, I don't think there is answer.


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48968: Communist conspiracy? What conspiracy? ;)


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48969: The Hudson Brothers! I used to watch that! You know, Kate Hudson's dad is one of those dudes!
Oops, gotta run, I'll stop by in a bit.

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48970: Oh, and speaking of Hudsons, went to see Dreamgirls.....that Jennifer Hudson is really something! Anybody else see it?

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48971: Me-They, I think Bill Cosby would have been about the last of the good role-model TV dads, and his show certainly was before the time frame you mentioned. I think you're right, I don't think there is one today. Actually, I guess I'm not qualified to have an opinion, becaue I simply don't watch the current offerings. My TVs stay on TVLand, Animal Planet, the Discover group, HGTV, occasionally Hallmark, and Boom. Yes, I watch Tom and Jerry, wanna make something of it? Every time I go to one of the current shows, I end up getting mad, so I just don't go there. I do occasionally watch a rerun of Frasier or Everybody Loves Raymond, but not often. Frasier and Niles are just really funny at times, and Eddie is hilarious.

Well, I feel a nap coming on. Had a caesar salad and half a chicken pesto sandwich at Corner Bakery, and now I'm sleepy. I wonder what causes that?

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48972: I'm kinda like you Romeena. Don't watch any of the new stuff. Add DIY to your list and we could be twins. And I do enjoy Fraser and Raymond in small doses. Makes you wonder how Marty spawned those two tweety birds huh?

Millie, I was wondering where you were. Hope you are feeling well.

Hazel, it is so nice to see you posting more frequent like. I think someone was asking what episode Hazel got her name from. She got it from the episode when they tried to kick Frank Myers out of his house. His chicken was names Hazel.

Any Perry Mason fans here? I love the old Perry Masons.


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48973: I will have to agree earlier comments. I can't watch current tv shows. The only reason I pay for cable is to get the older shows. I am stuck in the past where I like it. Still like eating red beans and cornbread. And I still enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Leon

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48974: My response to Msg 48967 from M-T : I don't think there are any. Maybe the powers that be would like to replace the father figure and nuclear family with the government as the main authority bringing up our youngsters.
Asa- I'm a Perry Mason fan also.
Leon- PBandJ is still my favorite for lunch.

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48975: msg 48974 addendum: I forgot I'm not in MissCrump's class right now and I forgot to sign my message. GuessI'm out of practice.
Marty from MountainTop

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48976: Hey gang! ...been moving miss sherry...busy...sorry...breakfast on me at waffle house!...Asa will drive..hey boo,ro,Tom,Rev,mdc,lucy,possum and all...got to hit the ironing board got to get up at 4:30 for work...prayers to all...hey big maude and m-t...SPOT

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48977: Good evening, folks. Just got back from having dinner with a friend. Good food! Now I'm too full. Shame on me.

Asa, I love the old Perry Mason shows. Raymond Burr was sooo cool! As for Frasier and Niles, weren't they a pair, though? I loved that show where somebody asked Marty how a guy like him managed to have a son like Frasier. He replied that he used to think the hospital switched babies somehow, then they had Niles and that blew that idea! Those two are just so prissy!

Well, guess I'll go watch a few TAGS eps on DVD. Not much else on right now. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48978:
Asa- I like Perry Mason too! We have a local station that plays the old black and whites. So cool.

RO- Also with WKRP, the prducers must have worked overtime to come up with the name "Bailey Quarters!" ha
Auh20- remember when les tried to pronounce Chi Chi Rorodriquez' name? ha
BOO- make sure you get that shower made RIGHT! ha
(cuz you will use it every night!) ha
KYgirl- How is your army son doing?
Homemaker- how's the goat business?METHEY- what about Scooby Do? How could ya forget Scooby Do? haha
Well God bless and have a good weekend.
"My cousin here can take off on Cary Grant."

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48979: I live in the past too. There's very few current shows I watch. I'd rather watch a DVD if there aint anything good on. My son got me season 1 of Bewitched for Christmas, and I've been enjoying that lately.
- Hazel

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48980:
MDC-Yeah, I remember. He was a hoot! How about his office?

Asa-I guess we all agree on Perry Mason, great show & great theme music.

"This is Les Nessman, saying, this is Les Nessman."

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48981: Evening, porch, just getting home from work. Hope y'all are well.
Hey to Marty from Mtntop!
I like all this talk about old tv. Anybody out there like Burns and Allen? I wish they would show those again.
Gotta get a load of laundry in, then take a hot shower and get into my soft flannel pjs....back in a few.

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48982: Me-They, it took me a long to time to figure out what "r*pe" meant in your post about Little House. Guess I'm tired.

You all have made me laugh tonight reading over your posts for today, especially Asa's clever statement about the BS.

Millie, I remember that Kate's mom was married to a Hudson but didn't think about him being Kate's dad for some reason.

MDC, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT! I told Bruce today that if we were going to spend extra anywhere, it was going to be in my bathroom (my future haven). I also was thinking today that maybe developing a ritual of a zacuzzi bath might be better than a shower. Imagine how well one would sleep after a warm whirlpool bath, soft music, dim lights and a Melatonin! Can't wait.

Well, think I'll take the old Melatonin now and head to bed. Good night!


This one's for Mavis: "Andy's got hot knees!"

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48983: Hey there Millie. I never could get into Burns and Allen but I like Ozzie and Harriet. Remember when Nick at Night used to show all those old classics?

Hope you sleep well after your hot shower and soft pj's.


January 26, 2007 - Msg 48984: Hey Boo! I'm sure I've told you before, but last year when we had an addition put on our house, the only request I made was, like you, the bathroom. I got a jacuuzi tub....it was a little more, but well worth it. I do enjoy a nice bubble bath or a jacuuzi bath a couple of times a week. Best part of the house, imo.

January 26, 2007 - Msg 48985:
Hello porch family

Able to jump on real quick to check on you all. I pray all is well with the porch family. Been missing ya. Everything is still going good here on the tour.

Well I better get to bed. It's getting late and I'm tired. Praying for you all.

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48986: Hey Rev,Romeena,Millie,Lucy,Boo,Asa and all...see ya at the waffle house!....SPOT

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48987: I'm driving Spot. Lets go everyone.


January 27, 2007 - Msg 48988: Hey, I smell gas!


January 27, 2007 - Msg 48989: "I smell gas, I smell gas! What do ya think this thing runs on, coal?!"...to the waffle house!

Thanks for that opinion on the tub, Millie. Turns out there is someone in my family that wants one even more than I. Bruce said the jacuzzi tub is a must. He is looking forward to soaking away his backaches at the end of the day. OK, now I need some opinions on tile. I want something low-maintenance in the bathroom. I don't like the glossy tile and prefer something that looks more like stone but I started thinking about all that grout. I know that in my old house that I sold, we had that standard, white glossy tile that they put in all bathrooms 40 years ago and it was horrid to keep the grout lines from mildewing in this climate. I also wondered if any of you has one of those all-one-peice, white showers and are they hard to keep clean?? Would appreciate your opinions (on anything you love or hate). Also on appliance brands. I think the consensus on dishwashers was Kitchen Aid but any opinions on washers/dryers, refrigerators, ovens, or little things that one might think of to make one's kitchen more convenient?

It's still raining and cool here. What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?


January 27, 2007 - Msg 48990: Boo 46 and sunny but going down to a cold 18 monday night....Asa thanks for driving...Boo sounds like you are coming right along with the house...I have all marble in my master bath and a one piece white one in the guest bath and white 4in square tile in both...tile has to be cleaned and scubbed often but the one piece tub is no problem...the marble tub and seperate shower in the master DOES have to be "scrubbing bubbled" often.....but no biggi...the Jacuzzi tub is great after a long day on my tractor!...also hot tub on deck...well back to my movie "Speed 2"...pretty good..will be back with lunch"those little tuna sandwiches,pickels,chips and grape koolaid...prayers to all ...SPOT

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48991: Good morning, all. Boo, my washer and dryer are Maytags and I absolutely love them. Never a problem yet, and they're about twelve years old. They're quiet, fast and do a great job.

As for bathroom tile, my Florida son uses big tiles in the bathrooms he builds - stone, slate, whatever. They're really big, about 16" or so, and they're laid so close together that there are no grout lines that you'd notice. I guess there must be someting there, but it doesn't show. He puts the tiles on the floor and then runs them right on up the wall to make the tub or shower surrounds. It's beautiful. I've never noticed any mildew, and my DIL says it's not a problem. If that's true in central Florida, where it rains every afternoon like clockwork, I think you'd be okay in Corpus.

Well, I just got my taxes paid on my house and the two rentals, one of which has been vacant for nine months. Now I have a headache. You'd think with all the school taxes I just paid, they could at least teach those kids some English. Argh!

Well, that's a problem that will not be fixed today, and certainly not in this forum. It definitely needs to be fixed, though.

Sugarplum says hola! --Romeena

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48992: Hey Boo, we did a darker grout between the tiles, not white, kind of a grey that matches the tiles. Doesn't show a thing.
Spot, love that Waffle House, thanks.
Hey Rev., Romeena. Hope everyone is well.
I'm taking the kids on an "adventure" this afternoon. Ought to be fun. I'll check back later. Love y'all.

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48993: Thanks for the opinions SPOT and Ro. I appreciate it.

I feel like I need to talk to someone today. I have been feeling so undone the past couple of weeks and it seems like I fly off the handle like crazy. I don't understand why it's that way now when I used to be able to hold it in. The kids are pushing me to my limit, and my dad, and my brother-in-law, you name it! Any words of wisdom are always appreciated...


January 27, 2007 - Msg 48994: PS- Does the change make you feel like this?


January 27, 2007 - Msg 48995: Yes, Boo, the change does cause mood swings. My hubby said he thought pregancy was bad.....this was harder, and nobody understands. Sorry you're feeling this way. I understand. Prayers going your way!

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48996: Serenity now!

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48997: Hey Millie what kind of "ADVENTURE"are you and the kids going on?...swing buy and get mine and take them too!...prayers Boo...I will stay out of your way...ha ha....SPOT

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48998: Hey Spot! We're driving west about 50 minutes to Charlottesville. I booked us a room, we're going swimming this afternoon, then room service for dinner, then movies in the room. They're very excited. Sure, I just "swing by" and pick up a couple more!

January 27, 2007 - Msg 48999: I just checked, there's internet, so I'll bring my laptop so's I can rock tonite.

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49000: Hey, Boo. If things get too tough, just declare a "day off" and do nothing for anyone, except yourself. Tell them that meals, laundry and cleaning up are their responsibility and they'd better not dare to leave it for you. Then get yourself a good book, a cup of coffee or whatever and retreat. Leave the house if you must and check into a motel. Let them find out what it's like without you. Anyway, Bruce, your kids and your dad are one thing. A brother-in-law is something else again. It would take me about ten seconds to tell him exactly what his place is on my to-do list. So there.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49001: Ha Ha! Listen to Romeena, Boo. Wise woman. Hope your day gets better. I'm off on my adventure! Later!

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49002: Where's Andy...is he home?

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49003: Ha, you guys are great! My brother-in-law is just one of those fglks who is negative by nature and his mouth gets him into some real jams. I just about took his head off today, though, then I heard my sister really giving to him as they were leaving. I'm starting to feel sorry for the poor guy! He's one of those that never seems to learn.

A little while ago I retreated to my bedroom for a little time to myself to have a good cry and it took approximately 15 seconds for Erin to show up at my door with her stuffed monkey to make me feel better. Bruce came and talked to me for a bit and told me he was going to take me out today to do what I want to do and we are leaving the kids with a friend. He also said he would turn off the TV in the evenings and help out more with the house and kids....we'll see if he keeps it up. Better run. Just wanted you to know I am feeling better. Thanks for your prayers.


January 27, 2007 - Msg 49004: Well, Boo, I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm not surprised at Bruce's efforts to help out, he impressed me as being that kind of man when I met him. He's a good 'un. As for the brother-in-law, you're very kind to cut him so much slack, but I'd take mild issue with one thing. You said his mouth gets him into some real jams. May I remind you that, presumably, his brain is just a couple of inches above his mouth, and should be employed now and then to override his mouth. Maybe he needs his head snapped off a few times, to help him learn. I'll bet if Sean behaved like that, you'd correct him. Looks like you may have to do for your BIL what his mom failed to do. It doesn't mean you have to hate the guy, you can love him and still do what needs to be done to make him more "socially acceptable".

Well, that's my two cents' worth. Have a good time on your playdate with Bruce! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49005: Wow Millie!..sounds like fun,we used to do those spur of the moment thngs...Andy and Kelsey will be ready!...Kel already has her swim suit on and standing on the front porch in the cold!...put the room service on my Visa here is the #123xxxxx
yall have fun and make them behave!...we will all just go to Longhorns on me....slow here at work...off at 6...SPOT

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49006: Hey Y'all- hope everyone's doing well today. Mavis,thanks for checking in and keep us posted on the results of the mammogram.As far as your sister goes,I'll just say: "God don't love ugly." He'll deal with her-you stand your ground & hang in there. It does get better-my sister & I have come a long way,so there's hope for any situation if that one can rectify itself!
Who's the mystery Seinfeld fan (Serenity now!)? I used to love that show! I agree with the comments concerning the new shows-Phooey on them! I'm stuck on the oldies too.
Welcome back to the Porch,Marty! I was wondering where you'd been-don't be a stranger!
Boo,I'm leaving ya a bottle of pop and a pan of cashew fudge- that'll perk ya up! Hang in there friend! Prayers continue.
Y'all have a good night!
possum under a rock

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49007: Oops! Hope I didn't rock on yer tail,Spot! Didn't see ya!

possum again

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49008: I flicked it out of the way possun...no-problem!..see yall at Longhorns for a sat night steak!..mt. top marty you can drive...SPOT

January 27, 2007 - Msg 49009:
Millie-That sounds like a riot (in good way, haha). Do have a good time!

possum-I agree with you and the others regarding the new shows. I think the only network show we watch now is "Amazing Race." We do love A&E, History Channel, TLC, Military Channel, well, you get the picture.

One more WKRP quote and then I'll stop.

Les Nessman: "Mother hates divorce! She hates it, just like she hates Communism! She always told me that Communists were unreliable."


January 27, 2007 - Msg 49010: Spot, Millie and Possum: Thanks for the welcome. I've visited the porch many times through last summer and into the winter but just didn't seem to get a word in. We have only had an inch or two of snow so far this winter in Pennsylvania. I'm still doing the home makeover thing. Just finished painting the stairwell today. Ready to install mew molding.
Boo- I've had the fiberglass tub wall enclosure in blue and the shower stall in biege for about 25 years . they are both like new. i'm really considering redoing the fiberclass wall above the tube even though it is like new. I think the 12" granite tile are more the way bats are being done now and since we are still planning on selling I think it would be better to have the main bath in granit tiles or something similar. Installed flush to each ither to make it look like no grout.
Possum: I was running out of energy by the end of last summer. I have had to control the psvt and vt for about 8 years now with a couple of pills each day. I think I am finally back to where I should be, seems this year I became even more sensitive to small amounts of caffeine in coffee and chocolate. I've increased my dose by 50%. How are you doing -I believe I recall you saying that you were having something similar last year.
Spot-just had a piece of peach pie with crumb topping and real homemade whipped cream.