May 16, 2007 - Msg 52417: Actually, Possum, I've thought about the ins thing, butdon't think it would help. I have a $1500 deductible, and the unit would be depreciated pretty heavily - it's eight years old - which means I wouldn't get but probably $300-400 out of it. Not really worth it to have the "ding" on my record. You know how ins companies are these days. They just want you to keep sending your checks, but whatever you do, don't dare to file a claim. I probably will call my agent, but don't expect any help.

OK, I'm off to work. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52418: Sorry if my sweeping isn't too thorough. I'm running late. I'll try to do better next time. Frankie, would you dust the corners for me? Thanks! --Romeena

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52419:
Hey Folks

Asa- Yes, I did watch the GOP debate last night. I'm not sure who I'm supporting. I not sure anyone wins any of these "modern era" debates, I think you can only lose them. I not saying I support him, in fact I don't, but I liked Paul's idea of shutting down the departments of energy and education, that'd be good for a start. Although, Rudy really slapped him down with his response to the 9-11 attacks. I think out of everyone running or maybe running, I like Newt or Fred Thompson, possibly Rudy (I'm a sucker for law and order types, no Me-They, that's not why I like Thompson).

Prayers for Jerry Falwell's family. I joined the Moral Majority when I was in high school. I drifted away from that part of conservatism but they have accomplished a lot of good. God Bless, Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Romeena-Today out at the bird feeders we had 6 Rose-breasted Grosbeak's they are a beatiful bird. We also had too many Goldfinchs to count. It is great living in the woods. I'll try and get ya picture.

God Bless the troops,

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52420: Evenin' folks. Sorry I haven't been around, I'm just adjusting to some new meds. Hope everyone is well....guess i should read up and catch up. See y'all soon.

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52421:
Amen auh20! Glad you are back with us. I want to hear more about Mitt and Fred.
Well, hopefully the Spurs will keep it clean tonight, and the SUNS will pull out win #3!
Romeena, I can relate on the AC. Ours went out about 4 years ago. $3000 later we were cool again! ha But ya gotta pay the man or basically have heat exhaution! And with your humidity it must really be tough! As Boo said recently, remembering my childhood, ya can always wet some sheets! ha
Boo, I ditto that blessing and thanks for what you are doing for those girls!
God bless our troops and may the three be found!

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52422:
Oops, sorry Mil, I did the same to boo last night!
Hope I didnt rock on yer toes.

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52423:
Hello porch....Pray you all had a great day.

Ro....Praying that you get your A/C all fixed up.

Mavis...prayers for you also.

Happy Birthday to Beth.....Thanks Big Maude for Shoneys and the cake/ice cream.

I've got to sell more cds this coming week at my concerts because Asa ate so much this morning at IHOP I had to take out a loan. heehee

Millie..I pray you get those new meds adjusted. I pray for you everyday.

Well I better get out of here for now. Prayers for all and remember that Jesus loves us so much!

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52424: will do not asked asa to come.

May 16, 2007 - Msg 52425:
Asa knows he's always welcome. Just kidding him.

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52426: Hey Rev,asa,ro,boo,possum,hazel,lucy,mil,miller and all....been at the lake for the past 2 days!...breakfast will be on me at waffle house!...gona read and go to at 2 tomorrow for 16 will holler then!..prayers...hey Tom,MDC,md and all....SPOT

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52427: Morning Y'all.
Thanks for breakfast Spot. Yer a good dog. How's your garden doing? My corn is thriving in the warm temps we are having here.

Sorry to eat you into the poor house Rev. I just don't know what gets into me sometimes. :)

Happy Birthday to Beth. A teenager now huh Maude. Good luck! :) (jk, I'm sure she's a good young lady)

Frankie, it's so nice to have you here. It does seem like old times. So much so that I'm gonna sing you a song. Rev will accompany me on the gee-tar.
How to do you mend ... this broken man
How does a loser ever win...
Please help me mend... my broken heart
And let me live again....

Sorry, I didn't warm up my larnyx before doing this folks.


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52428: EARPLUGS! Please!


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52429: Asa stop the singing , becaues you are gitting the dog to start singing here haha

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52430: Good morning, everyone! Just got home from work, sure feels good to have all that behind me for a few days.

Millie, it's good to hear from you. I hope the new meds work wonders for you. Prayers, prayers, and more prayers!

The a/c man is coming this morning. No way could I exist in this house without a/c. God was looking out for me, and sent a cool front our way yesterday, which is still with us - temp in the 60's right now. However, it will be hot again by the weekend. If I could just open windows and get cross-ventilation, it would help some, but this house was designed for a/c. Only one window in each room, except the sunroom, and since there is an "inner core" (the den), there's no real air flow through the house. It's nine rooms - three wide and three deep. The kitchen, dining room and den are an open arrangement, each a separate room, but defined by railings and a large divider bar (no, not a wet bar, no alcohol in this house) instead of walls.

Now I've got another problem. The GFCI on the circuit that supplies the back yard lights and the pond pumps has tripped and won't reset. Guess something has shorted out there - possibly a squirrel has messed with one of the landscape lights. So, I've called the man on that, too. Seems like it's always something.

Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52431: Good morning everyone. Yet another beautiful day here. It stormed mightily here yesterday. Glad no giraffes were milling about in the fields. Prayers for all that needs them today.

I had a great day yesterday. It was my 41st birthday. We had a nice dinner with one of my favorites—meatloaf. The Mrs. got me a delicious cake with vanilla butter cream icing—the good stuff not that supermarket Crisco icing. She had to drive 45 minutes to a bakery that makes them and she was wiped from working two back-to-backs. That’s love. The kids made me some cute birthday cards.

AUH2O and ASA: I caught most of the Republican debates the other night, and, I gotta tell you, if that’s the A-team, get ready for a Democratic president in ’08. McCain looked nervous, almost to the point of twitching. Tancredo is a one note wonder with the immigration. Too bad he doesn’t offer a real solution. Tommy Thompson was downright scary. I can’t imagine him winning city council. Rudy was, well, Rudy. Charismatic but devoid of substance except on his handling of a disaster. The best line of the night came when, after the moderator (Chris Wallace, I think) asked a question, Guliani started going off in another direction. Then, after he’d finished, Wallace said he’d give him another minute to actually answer the question. The guy from Texas (I forget his name) was (sorry, all you Texans out there) a loon and xenophobe, in my opinion. I could comment on some others, but you get the idea.

My hope is that Newt and Fred will run. Frankly, I’d vote for either one of them before I’d vote for any of the others. I don’t think Newt actually has a shot with the general public, for all the reasons that don’t matter. (Heck, even Hilary and some other Democrats have good things to say about him). And he is one smart cookie. Fred has at least played a president on tv ;).

Well, I gotta run for now but I’ll stop by later for a friendly chat (sorry, Lydia).


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52432: Happy Birthday Me-They. yesterday was also my daugthers 13th birthday. Cooler here today but sunny. Our busy week is winding down. My sons honors night at school is tonight and then the spring football scrimmage is tomorrow night. Prayers for Millie and everyone else. Hope you get all your repairs taken care of Romeena. Thanks for the wishes for Beth's birtday. Asa, maybe you should work with Mrs. Poltice some more. :). Lunch at Applebees on me today. You all take care. Big Maude

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52433:

Thanks for the TipTop link, Ray!

Hope those migraines cease and desist, Mavis. My mom suffered with them for years. They just suddenly stopped a few years ago. Hopefully yours will, too.

Prayers for all! Gotta scoot.



May 17, 2007 - Msg 52434: Thanks, MAUDE and hey, DES. Happy belated birthday to your daughter.

ROMEENA: Whatever you do, don't call Gomer. He may know how to pump gas but that don't mean he can fix an a/c unit.

Take MAUDE's advice ASA; that Mrs. Poultice did wonders for Lenard Blush.


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52435: Happy Belated Birthdays to ME-THEY & Big Maude's daughter!
Is Asa singing again? Will somebody please look in his throat & tell him it's all red & inflamed,so he'd better stop?! Either that,or we're gonna have to buy one of those special super-sensitive microphones!
Hope you get your A/C unit soon,Ro.We could always send you some sheets to wet down and wrap up in! Hope it doesn't come to that!
I've got to look up some info on hydrangeas. Anybody know how to make the flowers blue? I know there is something you add to the soil. Mine is blooming for the first time,but looks like the blooms are going to be pink. I bought what was advertised as a "blue" variety. That's really what I wanted,so I need to find out what to do. Time to go Googling-see y'all later!
possum under a rock

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52436: Is Googling anything like the dispey dootle?

Hey, AUH2O: A question for you informed types: why do we need a war czar when we have a commander-in-chief?


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52437: That's (hic!) "dipsey" (hic!).


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52438:

Hey back atcha, M-T!

I just saw an ad for "The Waitress" and went to IMDb to check it out. Best I can tell, it opens here in August, but there are numerous viewer comments already up. Upon closer inspection, I gather it's been released in Australia (?). I could be wrong about that.

Anyway, they say Andy Griffith's performance is amazing and wonderful (well, duh). Any thoughts? (If this has already been brought up, I missed it, so my apologies.)



May 17, 2007 - Msg 52439: Don't worry, DES; I brought up teh movie a few weeks ago but nobody took the bait. I believ it opned in the U.S. on May 2. You can find out all abouth the movie (including finding where it is playing near you) at it's official site at:


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52440: Boy, I hope CHARLOTTE was looking the other way just then ;)...


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52441:
Barney: Sure, you know Andy, Baked Alaska is that new dessert that come out since it became a state.

Hey to all. Not too much time today, so i'll just say prayers for all!
Here is a good trivia question:
When does Barney mention a girl named Melinda Kiefer? (The one with fat knees)
God bless,

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52442: Asa the garden this year jus shot up! replanting anything.Gona be a good one...busy here at work gang..hey maude,des,MDC,ray,ro...let me get busy here...any supper left over?...SPOT

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52443: Hey, y'all. House is cooling down. The man has been here and worked his magic, and I now have a sleek, beautiful 5-ton unit sitting on its little concrete pad behind the house. It's so quiet you have to be within about six feet of it to even realize it's running. It was 88 in the house when he started the unit up, and in less than two hours, it's down to 74, which is about where I keep it, and the compressor has shut off. Considering it had warm furniture, warm walls, and warm flooring to chill, I think it has done wonderfully well.

The power out back is another story. The man can't come until tomorrow, so I used a 100' heavy duty extension cord, plugged into another circuit, and got the pumps running. The fish are very relieved. I can do without the back fence lighting tonight.

Well, that's more than you ever wanted to know about my problems, so I guess I'll quit chewing your ears off. A cool and happy Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52444: I dusted the corners for you Romeena. glad to hear you have A/C again. Ours was acting up the other day and we were lucky it was just some kinda switch that needed replacing. Our unit is 14 years old...hopefully it will keep running for a few more years. Asa I loved your time sing me a Bee Gee's song. I am a rock fan, but recently I've been listening to country. I grew up in would think I'd love country music????

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52445: Frankie, and everyone, what I was saying about the car, in my own little round-about way, was that it has manual windows. Sorry, it's kind of hard to tell a joke in cyber-space. :)

Yeah, I'm hoping that Fred Thompson does throw his hat into the ring. I think he is what we need now, someone who has an interesting personality; tells it like it is AND can tell it like it is in a charismatic way. Something I don't think G.W. does very well. Now don't get me wrong, I like G.W., but sometimes when he is speaking, or trying to, he even makes ME wince.

Glad to hear cooler heads are prevailing at your place, Romeena! :)

-Sterling Holobyte

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52446: Hahahaha! Sterling, the joke is on us! Your description of the window "buttons" is really funny, and funnier still because none of us caught it! Or if anyone did, they kept quiet. I was really trying to figure it out, because my DIL's Tahoe has weird buttons that took me a while to figure out one day when I drove the thing to the airport. You lift up on them, as I remember, and I thought you might have something like that. It never entered my mind that you were describing window cranks. Are we spoiled, or what?

Well, it's cold in here!! Gotta go adjust the thermostat, or freeze. I guess the new a/c is working okay. I really hated to spend that much money, especially since the unit was only about 8 years old, but when lightning strikes, there's not much you can do. It really fried it. I guess I'm fortunate it didn't take out anything else at the same time. I was sitting about fifteen feet away, only in the house, of course, at my big old window. Scary!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52447:
Hello porch family

Ro...just like being back in the 70' are "cool". (oooooh that was bad)

Race fans: I just heard that Bill Elliot will be back driving a Ford at Charlotte. The #21 car.

Spot...did you catch any fish on your trip?

Prayers for Millie and all the porch family. God is good....All the time!

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52448:
MDC-Hey buddy! Thanks. Mitt is a question mark that's for sure.

Me-They I think Rudy brings a little more to the table besides being mayor on 9-11. He really helped clean up that city. NYC was mess. As for the War-Czar maybe we do need one, I'm not sure. I think the title is a little over the top but, I guess, the "Coordinator" doesn't have that great of a ring to it and the title "Grand Wizard" was all ready taken. With the exception of Paul, everyone on the stage during the GOP debate realizes we are in the middle of a war on terror, as elementary as that sounds, many people running for Prez don't believe it.

Sterling-Your assessment of W was spot on.

Ro-It's cooled off here today also. I think it's 42 degrees out now.

God Bless,

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52449: Hey, folks. Just a quick trouble-check....Everybody ok? Ok.
I'm doing ok, just busy. Thanks for all the prayers.
Gotta go read a story for the kids...goodnight!

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52450: test

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52451: Well shucks. I had a nice long post but the censor won't let me post it so I'll just say hey Millie and prayers for you.


May 17, 2007 - Msg 52452: No Rev we just decided to ride and play at the lake...just booked june 16th through the 20th at mckenny campground at allatoona...gona camp fish eat cook and boat!...hey there Millie...asa my buddy...Romeena glad you got the a/c fixed!..slow here at work but thats ok by me...hey sterling!..ct,m-t,possum..frankie,auh2o,tom and all...snack time will be a banana with peanut butter smeared on it...hey dont laugh till you try it!..well im here all night...SPOT

May 17, 2007 - Msg 52453: Bananas and peanut butter? Why would anybody laugh? That's good eatin'! Well, unless you're allergic, of course. What a combination, for someone with allergies to those two things. They're generally powerful allergies, with big consequences, not just sniffles or something simple.

I can't believe how quiet the new a/c unit is. Seriously, unless you're standing almost right beside it, you can't hear it running. It appears to be very well balanced, and well insulated. Seems to me both factors would improve its life expectancy. I think that's what happened to Aunt Bee's freezer, it wore itself out dancing around on the porch!

Well, I'm going to bed. I never did get a nap today, after working last night, and I'm tired. However, I've learned by experience that there is a point where I push through the fatigue, and then I'm wide awake. I don't want to go there, I need some sleep!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52454:
Bananas and peanut butter is very good. I've eaten that since I was a kid. Speaking of strange foods, I use to eat peanut butter and mayo sandwiches all the time. I loved them. Still fix one every now and then.

Well I'm heading off to bed. Everyone have a great nights rest. Praying for all!

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52455: Hey just wanted to say hi to everyone! Thank's for the prayer's awhile back. What were they for? Im still pretty private but I'll say it's for a postion of some sort, a try out you might say.

Big Maude, happy belated birthday to your daughter! 13 is a big age step, or at least it was for me. I think at that age I really I found who I was and what I could be. And Me-They happy b-day to you to!

Take care all,

Deputy Warren Ferguson

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52456: Morning Gang...headed home now at 6 and back at 2...quite night here at work...breakfast will be at I-Hop on Asa and I...Rev you get the tip!..lets all take the Church bus...I"ll drive!...hope yall all have a Mayberry Kinda day!...SPOT

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52457: OK. I guess it's only fair that I buy Spot. But let's all get the dieters special. It's 1/2 an egg anyway you like it, a 1/4 grapefruit, and a slice of toast, no butter, and a glass of water. And if we get there between 5 and 6 a.m. it's 85 cents. SO WAKE UP IF YOU WANNA EAT! Besides there's no sense in filling up.

Romeena, that new a/c unit must have a scroll type compressor in it. They are very quiet and use a lot less power. Very nice units indeed. I would still encourage you to have a surge protector installed on it though. I never put one in without it. There are a lot of transiet voltages that can play havoc with equipment.

Frankie, you're real funny aren't you!? Listen, the reason you didn't recognise my song was because the Rev's gee-taring was a little off. Now don't get me wrong, he's a fine fellow and all but I was trying to get him to pick up the pace but he only has but the one speed.

Possum, how is our Laci doing these days? I bet she's a handful. I know Mariah is.

Well if I want that breakfast special I better get down there.
Have a good Friday everyone.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52458: You guys are making me sick with all the peanut butter and whatsit talk. ...Mayo, Rev?!

And that's coming from a guy who use to eat big gobs of it from a spoon. Peanut butter, not mayo.
But I can't stand it now.

Boy, I was watching The Day After on sci-fi channel last night. Even though it was made in the 80's, that movie is still scary, even after all these years. And maybe even more so now, especially since we know there are people who would actually do that, and wouldn't think twice about themselves or the safety of their own children.
And on that cheery note, I'll say, have a good day everyone. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52459: Good Morning Porch! Wake up it is time to have breakfast with Asa. I am going to be at work for a couple hours then off to do errands and chores at home. Thanks for all your prayers for my hetic week. We have the final football scrimmege this afternoon and then all the evening activities except for youth group on Wednesday evenings will be over for a while. My son's high school honors awards was last night. He was given the honors award for Chemistry I. 2 of his teachers commented to his dad and I about what a fine young man he is and how they enjoy him in class. I am truly blessed with both my kids. I don't mean to brag so much but I am proud of them. It is good to see everyone and glad Millie is feeling well enough to be busy. Continued prayers for everyone. I will do lunch today: grilled chicken sandwhiches, slaw, potato wedges and brownies (with or without cashews) for dessert. sweet tea to drink. see you all at noon. Big Maude

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52460: You go right ahead and brag, Maude, that's awesome. I love to hear about kids who are doing well, especially when I witness so much of the other at the drug rehab. Hearing about happy, well-adjusted kids makes my heart rejoice.

Been really busy around here with the kids. Yesterday was the last day of school here. Early! and they don't go back until the end of August.

Better go finish my coffee and try to figure out what to do first after that...


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52461: Asa - that breakfast sounded like it was for a half a boy. . .I sure would hate to be a half a boy!
Now - where is the real food?


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52462: Especially since you're a girl, right hm?

Wow Boo, your kids are out of school already? Kai's last day is the 6th of June. Of course, I guess it all works out because they don't go back until September.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52463: Good morning everyone. That birthday must have done someting to me--I'm feeling 41 today.

Nora gets out of school on May 25. She was supposed to get out on June 1 but they didn't use all their built-in snow days. She goes back on August 27, I think.

AUH2O: My presidential prediction is this: if no one else enters the race, I'm guessing it'll come down to Romney and Edwards in the big game. But, if all the "lurkers" jump in later this year, I wouldn't be surprised for a Thompson v. Gore race.

ROMEENA: Glad you're cool again.

MAUDE: That's not bragging, it's informing!

STERLING: Are you an anti-mayo devotee as well? If so, welcome to the slime-free club!

BOO: Go take a nap! Go to Thelma Lou's! Just do it!

Talk to y'all later. When's lunch? ASA's breakfast was too early and too puny for me.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52464: Thanks for th b-day greeting DWF. It was good to hear from you.

APB for MILLIE, LUCY, IDELLE, DIXIE, SKIPPY, and others. Hey, maybe they are out forming a girls' softball team.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52465: Sorry Me-They, but I am strictly from the anti-peanut butter brigade. I have nothing against mayo. Real mayonaise, not that Miracle Whip stuff. That's blechy.

-Sterling Holobyte

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52466:
Morning Folks,

Rev-I can remember peanut butter and Mayo sandwiches (too bad we couldn't deep fry them & melt some cheese on 'em).

While we're on the topic of food, are there any other blue cheese lovers on the porch? I'm not know if it's a geographical problem or just plain slobbery but there was a time, somewhere between after high school and before graduating from college, when me and my brother would put blue cheese on nearly everything we ate. Then one day we had some boiled hot-dogs (I know, I know boiled hot-dogs !!? YIKES) and we both smothered them in blue cheese. It was at that moment we decided we may have a problem with the bottle or should I say the jar, blue cheese jar. Every now and again I still fall off the wagon.

Big Maude-You weren't bragging, just telling some friends the news. I love hearing a parent speak well of their kids.

I'll check back later,

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52467: And here I thought you had descriminating taste, STERLING ;).


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52468:

Hey! M-T Edwards!! From your mouth to Gods ear. I would love seeing Edwards in the race!


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52469: Happy belated birthday, M-T. Sounds like you got the star treatment from your Mrs. : )

Evie gets out of school Monday, and goes back 8/23. She is also taking a 3 week "summer school" session where she'll get some extra "hands on" type of experiences as well. She's excited about that as she loves school.

Reagan is doing well - she's getting ever closer to taking her first steps. And she's got 3 teeth now, bottom center two and on left of center on top, and the one right of center on top is about to pop any day now. Won't she be a sight!

Comments on Waitress - I've heard Andy does a real good job in it, but I always check content of a movie before I even go see it and according to , I believe I'm going to skip it, even though Andy is in it.

Glad the AC is up and running again, Ro. : )

Well, just a check in so's you all know we're okay. Prayers for you all.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52470: AUH2O: I love bleu cheese! The creamy dressing kind is okay, but I especially love the fresh crumbles. Great on burgers. I have to eat sparingly, though, as I'm allergic to the mold in it (it makes the roof of my mouth itch like crazy).


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52471: Hey there AFD! Glad to hear the girls are doing fine. Veda wants to walk so bad, too. She's still trying to pull-up and refuses to crawl. She'll likely go straight to steps. She has two teeth coming in bottom center as well.

I did hear that Andy's movie was PG-13 but didn't know why. I'll check out your link.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52472: Hello everyone, sure nice to read all your posts. I've been busy gardening. We have a nephew graduating on Sunday , But we Hope to paint the utility room this weekend, anyone any good with a paint brush. Didn't want to hire Newton Monroe. Also planting 10 more trees,tonight. Rev, do you ever put lettuce on your P-nut butter and mayo sandwich, it's really good that way. It's fun to read about all your youngsters, my boys are 28 and 25. Well better get my laundry off the line , hope you all have a great weekend Dr P

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52473: (dreamily)Mmmmmm, peanut butter....the stuff dreams are made of.....think I'll go have some....maybe with some will go great with my coffee break.

Blue cheese....yuck.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52474: Afternoon Porch. Just checking in on my lunch to see how y'all are.

I missed your birthday somehow Me They. Happy belated Birthday. It must have been when I was singing to Frankie. I always make me cry when I sing them sad old songs.

My wife loves blue cheese, and I'll have some every now and again but I prefer thousand island, if it's good.

And I enjoy a good peanut butter sammich. Never had it with no nanners though. Sounds awful. And no chocolate either Boo. I like my chocolate straight! LOL

Dr. P. I'm real handy with a brush but I have the misery in my back, or maybe it's lumbago, whatever it is I doub't I'll be much use to you. Now Spot and Homemaker, they are painting fools. Maybe they'll come help out. Just stay away from hm's meatballs. They is awful!

Good to see you AFD. Glad all is well.

Sure a pretty day here. 82, sunny with a gentle breeze. Well perfect is what it is.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52475: Hey there Dr P...sterling...I love blue cheese also back at work now any lunch left?...SPOT

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52476: Supper time!..grilled chicken breast with Rev bbq sauce,green beans,mashed tater with brown gravy,fried green tomatoes,big maude slaw and tea...busy here at work...SPOT

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52477: Hey Spot! I'll take my chicken without skin, please.

I'm against discrimination, M-T. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52478: You got it skin...grill is smoking!..we need a pie?....SPOT

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52479: Good afternoon, all. Just home for a few minutes. I went with a group from church to a "mystery lunch" outing - we don't know until the bus leaves the church just where we're going. All we know is what time we'll be back. Anyway, we ended up out in Lewisville at a Japanese restaurant, where they do all the fancy knife tricks, and cook the food on the hibachi table top right before your very eyes. You know, Benihana style. It was very good, I chose steak and the chef cooked it exactly the way I wanted it. Really very good.

Bleu cheese? Love it, just love it! Or blue cheese, I know the French use bleu, but America seems to use blue. I like the real thing, crumbled in salads, or on a burger. Goooood!! The stinkier, the better.

Now I have to go pick up my co-grandma, and we're meeting our kids at the ballpark, to watch the grandson's game, then I'm bringing both grandsons home with me for the night. Sugarplum will be in a snit, but she'll get over it.

Millie, I finally got my package mailed. Tell the folks at Bogart's to watch for it.

Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52480: Peanut butter and banana sandwiches....YUM, YUM! Ever tried them grilled? TGIF, it's been a long week at work. I had therapy on my arm today for one hour...thought I'd croak before he was finished, I have two more sessions then I'll be all done. I can drive with both hands now with no problem...that was my main goal along with being able to style me hair. Ladies ever try to do you hair with one hand???


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52481: Impossible, can't be done, can it?

Just got back from taking the kids to the pool and now relaxing and watching alittle TAGS...watching the Daphne and Skippy ep right now; the one where they breeze into town and make Thelma and Helen jealous.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52482:
Ro-I think, although I could be wrong (but don't tell M-T he thinks so highly of me, it just may crush the boy) the French translation of blue is bleu. And, bleu/blue cheese is named that because the mold in it is blue...err bleu. I love the real thing as well as the dressing.

Spot-Golly Bob howdy! Does that meal sound good! Fried green tomatoes yummy!

Frankie-I agree with Boo that does sound adventurous.

Anyone ever have a grilled cheese with peanut butter, the way the peanut butter and cheese melts together, well it's good.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52483:
melt together not melts

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52484: Boo i have had fried peanut butter and banana samiches fried in a pan!...auh20 thats sounds good...a good ept on TV land right now...Rev Truck race tonight then the allstar race tomorrow night!...well i got peanut butter stuck to the roof of my mouth cant type anymore!...SPOT

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52485: Just like Elvis ate 'em, huh SPOT? That's what I heard somewhere.

I have never tried fried green tomatos. How do you make them and what do they taste like? Anything like fried eggplant?

Hmmm, grilled cheese with peanut butter Auh2o? Now THAT is something I have never heard of...don't think I'm that adventurous.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52486: Evenin' Y'all! Peanut butter & banana sandwiches are pretty good-never had a PB& chocolate,although I once had a melted Hershey's sandwich! Somebody talked us into eating that back in high school.I don't recall if I liked it or not (too long ago-ha!)
Asa, Laci is doing good. I've never told y'all that she has cerebral palsy. I think I did mention a few times about the muscle weakness in her left ankle. Anyway,to make a long story short,she has had Botox injections in her ankles,been stretched & put in casts twice,then got braces. She finally got a walker after Christmas & does great with it.Outdoors she runs! She goes to OT & PT and has come a long way.Still not walking on her own,but we think she can-she has a lot of "scaredy cat" in her,if that makes any sense. We let go of her,she grabs for us or goes to the floor. When she gets over that fear she is gonna just take off one day! I KNOW she will walk.God promised me so. Also,because of the CP,she doesn't talk much. Does most of it at home around mommy & daddy.We don't have any communication problems because we just know Laci so well. She took speech for awhile and wasn't getting her needs met,so we're in the process of getting her in with a new therapist.
Her health problems are all physical-she's sharp as a tack!Sometimes we've questioned by a few "well-meaning" strangers as to if she has Down's Syndrome.That child has been through genetics testing(and every other test) and is A-okay. I don't really take offense because I think it's the fact she wears glasses and just has a unique look. Her heart is fine now- she just checks in yearly with her cardiologists.
Besides her mom, I am Laci's main caregiver,because I know her like the back of my hand. I choose not to work so that I can be available to her when she needs me.I worked with Special needs kids for over 20 years,including several with CP. I tell people that God knew who to give Laci to!This sort of reads like I'm bragging-y'all please don't take it like that. The entire family does excellent with her,especially my daughter).I'll have to get some updated pictures of her to Romeena so y'all can see how much she's grown and see her with her walker (if she'll stay still long enough to take a photo!).
So,keep praying for our Laci.Prayers have brought her this far and that's a long way from that little preemie with the hole in her heart.
Sorry if this is too long. I've been wanting to share this with y'all-just never took the time to lay out the details.
Well, I'll let somebody else sit and rock in my chair for a while- y'all have a great evening!
Love to all!
possum under a rock

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52487:
Sterling, you trying to start that mayo/miracle whip moulage? haha
ASA- did you use more that three letters in a row? That can activate the censor. I add a "-" betwwen letters and it will go thru, like hm-m-m-m.
NO takers on te Melinda question. It was one of the girls Barney claims he tried to fix andy up with in the Skeetshooter episode.
DWF- wow good to see you, and AFD too. Glad little Andelina is doing good.
AUh20, I only do blue cheese dressing on a salad, but that's about it.
Possum, you are the cats! (Is that possible?) ha
Me_they, how old is your little one now, seems like about a year ago, is that right?
God bless you all and God bless America!!

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52488:
Hello porch family...pray you all had a great day. why would you blame my guitar playing for your singing? I was keeping beat with your foot.

Big Maude.... yes! You are blessed with those kids.

Auh2o....I like the bleu cheese too.

Dr.P.... nope I've never put lettuce on my pb & mayo. I'll have to try it sometimes.

Possum....Our prayers continue for Little Laci.

Spot...was trying to find the Braves and Red Sox but a movie was on so they must be rained out.

Well I better get off here for now. You all have a blessed night and know that I pray for you all.

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52489:
Hey MDC...we rocked at the same time. Bless you brother.

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52490: Possum u/a/r, one more on my knees tonight for Laci...God loves her and lets all get his attention for this special one. Prayer has neve let me down, but Hi knows best and some of my best asked for prayers did sho He knows best. Thanks for sharing so we can assist. Prayers for all, but can include special requests...and for Millie who I have read about here. New comer but feel close.

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52491: Hey porch, just got home from working, all in all a good day. Thank you all foryour prayers.
We have a famous bleu cheese buger at Bogart's....rumoured to be the best in the world. Also we make our bleu cheese dressing from scratch.
Let's all have bleu cheeseburgers for lunch tommorow, on me!
Well, I better hit the hay. Sorry to be so brief, but I'm beat to the socks.

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52492: Hi All.
Will it time for me to come back to the porch in a good mort, see for the pass mpnthk I have ben down in a bad mode, because I was thinking about somethings.
I know that I pop in one or two time.
Will, I git something in the mail that may me happy. it was some pich of me mothre grandgrandchid Matthew who is now 13year old.

Millie-now are you fining ?
Auh2o-Ido not like green tomatoes.
Rom- the roses are doing fine.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52493: Hi Millie you do not have to git me no wrapper.
you just keep on doing good everyday.


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52494: Thanks Tom.

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52495: Tom, I can't drive anymore, so it's harder to get out to shop. I will still try to find Clarkes wrappers.

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52496:
Hey Tom....good to have you back in full force. So glad that you are in better spirits now. I'm sure those were some good looking pictures you got in the mail. We've been praying for you buddy.

Hello Millie....World famous Bogart Bleu Cheeseburger. Can hardly wait.

Thoughts and prayers for all.

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52497: Happy Belated Birthday, Me-They. Hope teh (Me-They spelling) birthday cake was delightful! Also happy birthday to Big Maude's daughter. It was my own daughter's birthday yesterday too. She's 15. I just had to drag up a rocker to share this link with ya'll, but I don't know how to make a link. If someone can do it for me, great. If not, you'll have to cut and paste. This is a super article that appeared in our local paper regarding VICKS!! Had to share. Hope you can get to it.
Charlotte Tucker

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52498:
possum-Your post really touched me. Prayers for Laci.

Tom-I think your dislike of fried green tomatoes puts you in the majority. Your a good guy Tom.

Boo-You'd be surprised how much they taste like eggplant.

Millie-Bleu cheese burger at Bogart's??? Best in the world??? I've got one thing to say about ya deliver? Take care Mil.

Rev-Did you happen to watch that kid the have Giants pitch the other night? He looks about 14 but wow, can he throw that rock!


May 18, 2007 - Msg 52499: Hey, everybody. Just got home from the T-ball game, got two little grandsons with me, already stuck them in bed. They're tired, and so am I.

Tom, I'm glad you're back. We miss you when you stay away. I know you popped in a couple of times, but you weren't around very much. I hope things are looking a bit brighter for you.

auh2o, you are so kind, being so diplomatic. You know very well that bleu=blue in French vs English, but my comment did make it sound like I didn't know that. Actually, I do - what I meant was that while the French naturally use bleu, and Americans used to, it seems that many are now just not bothering with the hoity-toity pronunciation of bleu, and just saying plain old "blue". The correct French pronunciation of "bleu" sounds like someone about to gag, in my Texas-influenced opinion. As for the origin of the name, I did try not to dwell on that, because the idea of deliberately consuming mold, whatever the color, would probably gross out some of our more tender tummies around the porch. Personally, since I have the appetite of a billy goat, and the digestion of a garbage disposal, the idea of the mold has never bothered me. As I said earlier, when it comes to cheese, the stinkier the better to me. Millie, order one of those Bogart Blues for me. Let me see, would the French be Bogart Bleux? I don't speak French.

Drat. The lights are off in the back yard again, GFCI is tripped and won't reset. My handyman friend was here, had them working, but they're off again. I'm wondering if it's the underwater pond lights. They're on a photosensor, and wouldn't have been on at the time Ted was here, so perhaps when they came on after dark it tripped again. Guess I'll go unplug them and see if I can reset the thing. Back in a minute --- OK, I'm back. Nope, didn't work. All power to the pond accessories is now unplugged, and the GFCI still won't reset, so the problem has to be in the landscape lights. Guess I'll have to call Ted to come back. Rats.

Well, I'm off to bed. Kids aren't quite asleep, but they're close. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52500: Hey, Charlotte Tucker! Thanks for the link to the Vicks story. The way you posted it is the only way you can. Floyd was forced to disable the "link" function because of some rude visitors we had, but copy and paste is easy and works very well. The article was good - thanks for sharing it.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 18, 2007 - Msg 52501: Hey Rev good truck race tonight! Tom glad yer feeling better..Millie lunch sounds great...slice me a piece of onion for mine...night Romeena im here till 6am!..ray,frankie good to see yall,hey sterling,possum...hazel where are you?..Miller you been doing ok?...hey AFD,MDC,goober,dwf,bwb...Boo lets me and you whup up a light breakfast since mil is cooking burgers bor early about 3 eggs,toast,oj,bowl of grits,stack of wheets and coffee...Olive can help and I will leave her a quater!..well gona find a movie and keep the lights on!..prayers...SPOT

May 19, 2007 - Msg 52502: You got it, SPOT.

Possum, thank you for sharing Laci's progress with us. It's a priviledge to pray for her and I look forward to hearing more about her. God give you strength and continue to bless you greatly for your loving care of Laci.

Well Erin just woke up and wondered in here with her hair sticking up. Guess I better go. I will check out that VICKS article a little later. Have to go pick up my sister's puppy and dog-sit until tomorrow. Today is her birthday and her hubby took her out of town so I am babysitting the dog and her two grandkids....could be a really interesting day (the puppy and one of the kids are still not potty-trained!)


May 19, 2007 - Msg 52503: Greater love hath no sister than this, that she babysit her sister's dog and two grandkids. Boo, you're a treashuh! Wish I had such a sister. I only have a brother. He's a good one, but I'd still like to have a sister.

Possum, you're another saint of the porch. I'm looking forward to seeing some new pictures of Laci - you send 'em, I'll post 'em! Prayers for little Laci, as always.

Well, guess I'd better go rig up my extension cord again and get those pond pumps working. I don't know if my fix-it friend will get here today or not. He hasn't called me back, and he may be out of town. His mom was recently widowed, lives about 150 miles from here, out in the country. He's concerned about her and goes down to check on her about every weekend.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

May 19, 2007 - Msg 52504: What a sweet thing to say, Ro, thanks! I wish you had a sister, too. I like to help my sister out when I have the opportunity because she does so much for me and rarely needs anything since it's just her and her husband at home now.....and now the puppy (Betsy), who seems very much like a little baby right now. Sweet little thing, I just love her. Good luck with those pumps.


May 19, 2007 - Msg 52505: I for one am glad I do not have a sister or brother! I've always enjoyed the privacy and I enjoyed growing up a little more spoiled and as the center of attention from family! I guess though as I get older and lose elder family members I will wish I had a brother or sister, because family is important!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

May 19, 2007 - Msg 52506:
Hello porch family I didn't see the Giant's pitcher. I'll have to keep a look out for him.

Spot....$Million Kevin Harvick. How bout the Busch brothers getting together in the final laps.

Well can't stay long tonight. You all have a good nights rest and know that I'm praying for you all. Remember Jesus loves us!