September 06, 2008 - Msg 65938: Glad your safe and sound Possum.

Boy, I was just reading something that has got my jaw muscle working. Has anyone heard about the huge number of American flags that went un-used at the Democratic convention and then put in garbage bags to be thrown out? Unreal. A janitor or someone found them and pulled them out of the garbage. Now the GOP leaders have them and are going to put them on display at a McCain Palin rally today in Colorado. I know to many these are just pieces of cloth that don't mean much, but for many others the Flag represents a bunch, and for me at least clearly illustrates where the leaders of the Democrat party's heads are at!


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65939: I'm so tense I better sweep and work off this anger.


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65940: Good morning, everybody! Or should I say good afternoon? Asa, if that story is true, it should be broadcast, televised and printed until the Dems gag on it. OK, so they had more flags than they had people to wave them. Fine. Get some junior-grade Young Democrat to take them over to the local VFW hall. Drop some off at schools or the National Guard Armory. Give them to some churches, to be used in their next patriotic service. Give them to some neighborhood organizations so they can be placed along roadways and sidewalks on July 4th. Get creative and use them - but put them in the trash? Never. Never! Shame, shame on whoever allowed that to happen. I'm not going to point at the Democrats and say, "See how they are?", because in truth, I know it could happen anywhere, Democrat or Republican. OK, 'nuff said here. I think I feel a blog coming on.

That dratted fishpond and I are going to get a divorce, if the algae doesn't slow down soon. I cleaned that filter out Thursday morning, and when I got up this morning - 48 hours later - no water was flowing in the fountain and the filter box was floating at the surface. Argh. Nothing to do but go out there, turn the pump off, pull the filter box off the line, take it apart and lay the two squares of filter medium out on a boulder and wash the thick green sludge off of them. Put the whole thing back together, sink the filter box again, drag the hose to the fountain outlet and force a strong stream through to back-flush the air out of the lines, then turn the pump back on. Hallelujah. The fountain is flowing once again and the little fish are happy, until Monday morning when it will all be to do over again. I treated the water in three layers - an algaecide to kill any floating algae that doesn't get "got" by the UV light, a flocculant to clump the dead and dying algae together and sink it, and an enzyme to clean up the sludge that results. This will not solve the problem, it will only keep it in check so the water doesn't turn thick and green. The water looks good, actually, but only because I'm willing to do this little routine every other day. How the fish survive all those additives, I don't know, but they don't seem to be bothered. They're fat and healthy and producing little fishes by the numbers. I'll be giving some to Joe before long, I guess.

Well, time for some lunch. Anybody got any good leftovers? I don't, I ate them all. Guess I'll have to cook again pretty soon. Maybe just a can of soup for right now, though.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65941: I heard that about the flags just a little while ago on Fox news,Asa. Shameful,isn't it?
Where is everybody today? Hey Ro- since Asa was kind enough to sweep up around here, why don't we take him out tonight? Maybe head over to Mt.Pilot and catch a Glenn Ford movie? Asa,go slick down and we'll be by for you later!
possum under a rock

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65942: Well just a quick trouble check yall..good to hear possum that you came out good with the have a strong rock!..prayers to all in the path...Romeena dont forget I have Otis [lab] and cat [Opie]!...I have been at the school all day watching them kids kick that checkered ball around!...will read in a bit...yall been eating and getting Rev his food?..hey Tom, my friend Boo,asa,auh2o,opiemom,M-T and all else...back in just a bit...supper will be Olive Garden on Asa!...I will drive the bus....SPOT

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65943: Enjoying a lovely, lazy day here. Went to the grocery store with my 2 youngest boys. Got home and the power was out, so we tried to get the refriderated stuff in as quickly as possible. It stayed off for 3 hours. ANyway, Can I go over to Mt. Pilot with you all? HOw 'bout we go eat at that Chinese place first?


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65944:
Thank God all is a-OK possum. Hang in there.
Mavis- I know that my posts wax and wane. My boss allows us to surf on breaks and lunchhour, so it all depends how busy I am. Today I am at the library, as I dont have the net at home.
I heard that the GOP also made a faux paux, tho NOTHING like throwing out flags! Apparently on the background screen,for a bit, Walter Reed Jr High was shown instead of Walter Reed Hospital. Anyone hear about that? Just curious.
WEll, ya all have a good weekend.
I'll be prayin for ya all.

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65945:
didnt see you Opiemom. Hope all is better now.
Welcome to the new post-er!

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65946: Well hey gang..Olive Garden was good Asa thanks..possum check in ok girl...hey Boo,Romeena,auh2o,Rev,Tom,poiemom,CHUCK?,hm,mdc,md,nn and all...prayers once again to the storm path people....Rev Ga bulldogs poured it on today!...and UWV got beat! amd miami playing now...Mavis I need a trim when you get a chance..tell hubby we said hey! weekends so I get to go the services in the morning!...well back in just a bit...SPOT: yer talking porch dog..

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65947: wow I had FAT paws on that post but yall always figure it out!!...

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65948: Howdy, all. Spot, I mentioned Otis the lab in #65932, but I must apologize to Opie the cat. I did forget him. So sorry, Opie - can I interest you in some tuna?

So the flag story is true, for sure? Shame, shame, shame! That's a biggie, friends.

Would you believe that I had to clean that pond filter out again? About three hours after I cleaned it before? I guess the stuff I put in the water was working, especially the flocculant, which pulls the free algae together into small clumps. In that form, it would fill up the filter medium very quickly, I know, but in three hours??? That dadburn pond is wearing me out. If it wasn't so pretty, I'd fill it in!

Well, guess I'll go put in a TAGS DVD, and relax for a while. Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65949: Yea Romeena Opie and Otis just lay [as they are now] on the front porch about 3 feet apart!..I always put Otis up but Opie just hangs out in his bed on the porch..and remember the Album pic!..he is red headed!...he is such a cool cat..and he thanks you for the tuna..I will have to admit I do give hime a treat of a can of solid whit tuna every once in a while...yall all better check in!..Rev ya must not have service..prayers for the good work you do...back in a bit..heck Im still cutting okra over here at the dog house..cut Miss Sherry a mess just before dark...she is working so I will get to her tomorrow...I gona go douse a small brush fire dad and I had just to be sure...SPOT

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65950: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65951: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65952: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65953: Whew!...snack time!..Capt. Crunch and mayfield whole COLD milk!...SPOT

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65954: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65955: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65956: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65957: Okaaaaay....

Possum, speaking of Glenn Ford, I saw a movie with him and Peter Fonda called, "The Rounders", made on '63. Funny movie! It also had some folks from Mayberry in it like Mr. Darlin and Nurse Mary. Probably more that I didn't notice. I laughed alot at the movie, which had a hilarious and unruly horse in it that they just called "that old roan". There is a scene in which Glenn Ford is trying to break the old roan and keeps getting bucked off. Then old roan breaks through the fence and runs off to a nearby pond. Glenn goes after him and ropes him from the opposite side of the pond. Well, of course old roan pulls Glenn through the pond, the mud and proceeds to run and drag him for who knows how long. When he finally gets old roan back to the corral area, he tells Fonda, "Give me the keys to the truck.".."Why?", asks Fonda. "He tried to kill me, now I'm gonna kill him. Keep him there and I am going to back up the truck and then hit him at full speed. There's more than one way to break a horse!". It was such a funny scene, and the horse continues to give Glenn grief throughout the whole movie. Anyone besides me ever seen it?

Well, the kids want me to watch a movie with them before bed...


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65958: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65959: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65960: My friend Boo you and the kids want some Capt Crunch?...SPOT

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65961: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65962: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65963: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65964: Hey SPOT, we would love some captain crunch. Me and the kids have been watching "Elf" tonight. We have seen it several times but still laugh at it. Hope you have a good night and don't have to go out in any bad weather. When did you say that lineman rodeo is again?


September 06, 2008 - Msg 65965: I emailed Floyd for a sweep.

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65966: Me too.

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65967: My friend boo the international linemans rodeo is next weekend ...I will be leaving for Kansas wed morning at about 4...and you and the kids sure to put away some capt crunch!.."Elf" is a great movie ...very funny...well looks like things have calmed down..I will be in here for a while home tonight...Miss Sherry Is working....SPOT

September 06, 2008 - Msg 65968: Oh, that's nice that you are home and can relax, SPOT. I'll bet those rodeos are somthing to watch (and participate in).

I forgot to tell you something funny that Erin said today. Well, she knows Barney very well but never knew that his name was "Don Knotts" and while we were watching some TAGS today, it was one of the season 1 eps, in which at the end, the announcer says something like "also starring Don Knotts", and Erin said, "Is Barney's name really Don Nuts?"..she seriously thought they said Don Nuts.

Better go get her to bed...


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65969: Boo its a site to see..climbing poles and changing out transformers...I have been involved in it for many years.."Don Nuts"..thats funny!..go to 'Inrernational Linemans Rodeo"..(google or yahoo)..check out the web site..I will be so glad when yall get yer house started...that will be so cool for the porch...i right cheer...Possum check in girl...SPOT

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65970: Well yall im gone to bed [ironing board!} ..prayers to all..Asa,Boo,Romeena?...ok im gone to bed..breakfast wil be I-Hop ..I know yall dont like it but lets give it another change ok?,,Asa you drive in the morning ok?...SPOT

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65971: Isn't it IHOP that's offering those fancy-schmancy pancakes right now? The commercial on TV sure makes them look good! Count me in. --Romeena

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65972: Hey, I'll be at the IHOP, what time are we leaving? I'm off to bed, see you fine folks in the am. I emailed Floyd too, he'll have to sweep with bleach, VICKS AND mayo to clean that mess up!
Night porch!

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65973: I'll be praying for everyone today . Be blessed . New Neighbor

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65974: Good Sabbath porchters.
Not sure what to say. I hope and pray you have a good day. I hope Floyd works on Sunday's cause this old porch reeks this morning. Needs hosed down I'd say.


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65975: Hmmm.. ok,well,let me just say Good Morning to all you fine Porchsters and wish every grandparent a Happy Grandparent's Day! Mine will be extra special because today is my Laci's 5th birthday.Happy Birthday to Miss Laci Camille!
Having a big party later this afternoon- Asa,you & Spot come play pin the tail on the donkey,ok? Just don't pin each other! Ha!

We might just have to head over to Mavis' and get our haircuts from her- I think Floyd's gonna be too busy to open the Barbershop this week!

Y'all have a wonderful day!
possum under a rock

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65976: Happy Birthday, LACI!! Can she really be 5 already?!


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65977: Happy Birthday Laci. Land sakes, I can't imagine she's 5 already. And Spot better not come near me with no pin. :)


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65978: Morning possum and Asa I will just throw rubber darts at ya!..happy b-day Laci and hello new porchster..I hop was good...Rev check in brother when ya can...hey auh2o,M-T,nn,hm,hazel,mdc,md,Tom and all...covered dish for late lunch...I will bring a pasta salad...SPOT

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65979: Good Sabbath to ye friends. I'm stuck with my nose to the grindstone today so I thought I'd spend lunch with you.

We got the remnants of Hanna yesterday; pounding rain most of the day then very windy last evening. We lost power for several hours and had a few limbs come down, but that was about teh worst of it. Hope everyone else in her way fared as well.

POSSUM: Happy birthday to little Laci! (Who is not so little anymore!) Hope she has a great weekend. And thanks for your concern.

ROMEENA: I don't do yard signs, but I'm thinking a t-shirt...

BOO: That Don Nuts sure cam act.

Well, I have to get back to work. I'll stop back later in the afternoon.

Let's see if I can get off the porch without stepping in anything disgusting...


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65980: BOO: Have you ever heard of the stand-up comedian Brian Regan? I bet you and the kids would love him.


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65981: No, but I'll look him up on YouTube, M-T...


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65982: Gee... I'll take some cap'n Crunch, SPOT. P-U.

I got to hear the original version of "The Dipsy Doodle" on the radio today! It completely turned my frown upside down!

~ Mrs. Wiley
"The Dipsy Doodleisthethingto beware,
The Dipsydoodlewillgetinyour hair..."

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65983: Have you been hitting the sauce, MRS. WIL-EE?


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65984: I think your cider has turned hard, Mrs. Wiley. hehe


September 07, 2008 - Msg 65985:
Good for you porchsters.
I admire your maintain-ence.
Hope all are having a good Sababth.
Prayers fo all,

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65986: Well, I *think* I cleaned up. If I missed one, y'all let me know. --Floyd

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65987: Well hello all!..Mrs Wiley! friend Boo!..hey M-T,MDC,Possum you check in with me ok?;-)..Rev guess you dont have service..will get ya food to ya brother..Tom check in buddy..Asa did those rubber darts hurt ya buddy?...ha ha..hey auh20,md,hazel,Romeena you got to work nights this week?..Local Lucy check in ok...Opie and Otis are just hanging on the front to get Otis in his pin...Off tomorrow the work tue then off the Kansas to the linemans Rodeo wed till sun...well let me get Otis put up...Colts are on Rev..Falcons won big..!....SPOT

September 07, 2008 - Msg 65988: Hello MDC and SPOT.

Thanks for the clean-up, Floyd!

I am too tired to visit tonight but wanted to say goodnight. I'll see you all with my morning cup of coffee!

Sweet dreams,

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65989: Whew! Thanks, Floyd. It feels like home again. --Romeena

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65990: Hey Romeena,Boo...will see ya at 2 or 3 eggs fried,scrambled,poached,hashbrowns with cheese,grits,bacon,ham,chops [thin cut],bisquits and gravy...prayers all..Floyd thanks again.wear sox at least!...peace,love,flowers and good harmony!....signed: hippy SPOT

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65991: That was "Asa" to wear sox...gosh not Floyd!!...SPOT

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65992: Mornin' Y'all! Now Spot,when did you go and turn into a hippie? You're a YOUT of the 70's,not 60's! Take those love beads off & get back into the generation with Rev & me! You can hang on to the 'peace & love' stuff,though- good thoughts!
Laci had a great birthday & yeah,it's hard to believe 5 years have gone by.Kids sure grow up fast.
Floyd,the Porch looks MUCH better- thank you!

Y'all have a great day!
possum under a rock

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65993: Oh,and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to MR.& MRS. FLOYD !!!

16 years!!

possum again

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65994: Or would that be "Lawson" ? Anyhow,y'all know who I'm talking about!

possum again

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65995: Yes, Possum, they grow up fast! It seems like Erin outgrows another pair of jeans every week now. I will have to send Ro a recent picture because she has changed so much over the summer. Even her hair is now straighter and more of a light brown, rather than blond and wavy. I think her feet have doubled in length and she is starting to get that "girl" build already. Sometimes it scares me! When I was a kid, I was a late bloomer in that department but I can already tell that she won't be like me. Of course, it seems like little ones grow up much faster these days (they say its the hormones in the milk and meat or something?!). ha

Well, time to get Erin moving and ready for school. Sean had a cold this weekend and I am hoping we don't all get to you all later.


PS-looks like IKE might be heading in my direction, darn it!

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65996: Oh, forgot to mention to those of you who "share my affinity for Christmas culture"....I ordered some groovy DVDs from Amazon yesterday of some older movies that I used to watch as a kid, like "The House Without a Christmas Tree" and the sequel to it is a Thanksgiving movie called "Holiday Treasure", both were starred Jason Robard and were made in the early 70's. Really good! I also found a DVD of one of my favorite movies called "One Magic Christmas"..its the one with Mary Steenburgen, who plays kind of a modern day scrooge and is visited by an angel named Gideon. Anyone know that one? I just love it. I also came across a DVD that is scenes of falling snow with background Christmas music, and another with different Christmas scenes (I like that corny kinda stuff). Can you tell I am already gearing up for the holidays...hey, it's only 90 degrees outside!


September 08, 2008 - Msg 65997: Isn't it nice to have a clean, sweet-smelling porch again? Hope it lasts. Thanks again Floyd.


..I'm going now...I know what you are thinking..."For the love of Mike, just do it!"...

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65998: Morning porch, hope all is well this Monday.
Back to work today after a busy week end.

Patrick's team won their game Friday night 34-6. We were all excited for them. Our church youth group had a 5th quarter activity after the game so we were out pretty late Friday night. We travel to an away game this coming week end.. Clintwood,Va.

Thanks Floyd for cleaning up around here.

Prayers for everyone in the path of the hurricanes, seems like one after the other.
Stay safe Possum and everyone else in the paths.

Thanks for breakfast SPOT, let me get lunch today: roast beef sandwhiches, SLAW, broasted potatoes. chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

Boo, hope Sean feels better.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

September 08, 2008 - Msg 65999: Hi All.
Will it going to be a nice day but we can usd some f the rain that everyone hads
Mavis me rose are fine and had some god flower on thim.
Will this is going to be a waiteing and preaying week and little boy across the road is going in the hosp for sug on his heart to have a hold fix.
It is going to be hare to keep him down for two from it wine he is allso on the go all the time.


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66000: Thanks, Maude.

"Hey" to TOM and prayers for the little boy across the street from you.

Lots to do around here today. You know how it is on Mondays (cleaning up after the mess everyone made on the weekend). Always more laundry, too, but that's ok because I have a washing machine. This is one of those days I would like to curl up with a blanket and sleep all day but that won't be happening! ha

Better get, where is that bulldozer??


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66001: Boo uesding a Bulldozer on M-T short now.


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66002: Hey that's a pretty good idea, TOM! hehe


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66003: Oh, M-T, I watched some Brian Regan on YouTube and had some laughs this morning.


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66004: Good morning, everyone! My, isn't the porch nice and clean? Makes it a pleasure to sit and visit for a while.

Tom, we'll be praying for the little neighbor boy. Years ago, my cousin's little daughter had to have surgery to repair a hole in her heart - sounds like maybe the same problem. I know what you mean about him being on the go all the time. My cousin's little girl was too - in fact, when the surgeon said she would have a lot more energy after the surgery, my cousin replied that she wasn't so sure she wanted her "fixed" after all! Kids are amazing. When my oldest son was six, he had surgery to correct a malformation of the bones of his chest. We were so scared, and expected him to be just pitiful for weeks. Nope. The NEXT DAY he was up and riding a tricycle in the halls of the children's hospital. Kids bounce back like rubber balls.

Boo, I'd like to know more about that DVD of the falling snow and background Christmas music. I'm hosting a Christmas party in December for the nurses in my unit at work, and I think it would be nice to have something like that playing on the TV, just to set the mood. Amazon, huh? Guess I'll have to visit them.

Well, better get started. I'm hoping to move about a bushel of the junk off my desk today, but I think I'll go watch "Leave it to Beaver" first. (heehee) Be blessed, all. --Romeena

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66005: Ok possum im back in this generstion!..just a quick prayer for the porch..Rev I will send lunch..Maude thanks for fixing it!..hey Boo,Tom,Mavis congrats Floyd!...well let me get Otis kinda cleaned up he is got to go get his shots this afternoon ..maude Miss Sherry will be with us for lunch!...back in a bit...SPOT

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66006: Boo,I have "House Without A Christmas Tree" on video- I love it and watch it every Christmas! I didn't know about the one called "Holiday Treasure",but I'm gonna look for it at Amazon.I have to order another KidSongs for Laci because my vcr ate her "Day at the Circus" this morning! One of her favorites.Maybe I'll get it on DVD this time.
Yep,those little girls grow up fast these days and I believe it is largely due to the hormones in milk and other products like you mentioned,Boo. My 8 year old niece is already in training,if you know what I mean! Good grief!
Tom,your little neighbor boy will be fine and y'all will see a big difference in him health -wise after his heart surgery. He'll have lots more energy! Prayers for him.
Boo,I hope Ike steers clear of you. That is a devil storm,for sure. Praying for all in Ike's path.
Me-They,glad y'all made it thru Hanna with minimal problems.
Well,I'm going to look over at Amazon. Y'all take care!
possum again

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66007:
TOM- I will be praying for your neighbor's boy.
As we once again approach Sept 11, it is extra poignant for me this year as it will be the one year anniversary of my mom's death (but i also realize it is also of her new life in heaven.)
For all you porchsters who are caring for parents, all I can say is GOD bless you!
more later,

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66008: Afternoon Porch sitters.
Hope your Monday is going well.
Porch sure is sparkling clean and smelling nice. Thanks Floyd. Do you do windows?
Hey Tom, prayers for you neighbor. Ro is right. Kids bouce back fast. I know. I use to be one.
Hey MDC, the first one is the hardest I think. Keep a good thought.
I had a dream last night. Spot was a nurse and was giving me shot afetr shot after shot in my rear end. No more late night pizza for me.


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66009: Thank you, MDC. Will be thinking of you on Sept. 11th.

Asa, I am not even gonna comment on that dream...whoa. Ever hear of Freud?

Ro, just do a search on Amazon for Christmas or snow DVD. There are a few of them and it was hard for me to choose. I ended up getting two of them. One with falling snow and one with all types of Christmas scenes. There was another one with snow scenes that I was very tempted to get but I read in the comments that it was not much actual snow falling, but still shots, too. Sure looked beautiful, though.

Possum, the "Holiday Treasure" movie was made after "House Without..", and is about Addie making friends with a town hermit, or something like that, I think. I have not seen it since I was about 12, so there you go. I do remember liking it and it is not always easy to find and is more costly. I think the cheapest one I found was 27.00. Good luck!


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66010: Oh, my the way, Possum, they also made another sequel about Easter. I think it was called Easter Promise. It should pop up if you search for the other one. I have a copy of it somewhere, and it is ok, but not as good as the other two.


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66011: I just reread my post and I am sorry, ASA. My comment was not very nice (really gross inuendo).


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66012: sorry about my spelling!


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66013: Where's Me-They and Auh2o today??


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66014: Hey, Boo. I did search the Amazon site and ran into the same comments you did. Which DVD did you end up with? I don't want the still shots with superimposed snow. I'm thinking I may go roam through one of the movie stores in town and see if I can find something. I really like the idea of having something like that playing during Christmas gatherings. Beats having some blaring TV show on, and if you don't already have something playing, someone is sure to turn the TV on to some car-crashing movie or something. Argh.

Well, I'm supposed to work tonight, so guess I'll go try to sneak a nap in before I go. Sure makes the night go better when I can do that. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66015:
Ro- this is just a suggestion, but if we are entertaining, and it is NOT for a specific thing on TV, such as a particular football game, then I just pull the plug on the thing and it stays off for the duration. Like i say, just a suggestion.
Thanks asa and Boo. I am at peace about it.
I did hear that Obama and McCain will do a joint appearance on 9-11. I wonder if there is any chance that we could get all of Congress on the steps again to sing "God Bless America?"

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66016: Hey Boo,I went to Amazon but didn't buy it(Holiday Treasure) because it WAS rather pricey,as you said.The prices for it on VHS were what you'd expect to pay for a DVD (which they didn't have). I saw the Easter one too. I'll keep checking back because sometimes the prices do go down. Know what I ordered instead? A copy of "The Homecoming"- the Walton's Christmas movie.I recorded it from TV back in the early 80's and my copy has about worn out! Oh,and I got Laci's Kidsongs circus thingy too.
MDC, my heart goes out to you and I'll be thinking about you (among other things) on 9/11.

Y'all are welcome to join me for supper. It's meatloaf! Bet I know one Porchster who'll show up! Ha Ha
possum u.a.r.

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66017: Oh my Asa NO more late night pizza for sure...move over yall its MEATLOAF!..possum grab us a fork girl! otis his shots...116lbs..he has lost a little..[doc said he does in the summer].they just love him!...storms here let me shut down...prayers...SPOT

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66018: Ro, I ended up ordering "A Christmas Snowfall" is the one that someone described as kind of "gray" but is actual falling snow and not still shots. I thought it looked pretty authentic. I, for one, like the cloudy look when it's snowing. It's more authentic. Hope I like it, anyway.

Yes Possum, "Holiday Treasure" is pricey. I have been watching for it on Ebay for over a year, hoping to get it cheaper and never saw it. I decided to give in and get it from Amazon. I saw that "Homecoming" CD and almost bought it, too, but I thought I had better stop with the purchases for now. I have an old copy of Homecoming on VHS that might still work, don't know for sure.

Have to go help Sean with his homework...


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66019: Hey Ro, I did a search for the DVD I ordered and came across the website that created it and the other one I was interested in and there was a sample clip of both. Just go to www . gronoproductions . com Each clip is a few minutes long and you can see the difference in the filming and the music. The one I ordered with the falling snow is a bit annoying to watch for long. It feels like the snow is flying at your eyes or something...check it out and see what you think.


September 08, 2008 - Msg 66020: Howdy, all. On my way to work, just wanted to drop in. MDC, that's a good idea about pulling the plug on the TV, but I can't get to the plug. The TV is a 51", sitting on top of a very large cabinet that houses all the electronics, and is extremely heavy. It's on rollers, but even so, on the carpet it pretty much takes a strong man to move it. There are floor speakers alongside, which have to be moved as well, so it's just not worth the trouble. Guess I could hide the remote!

Wow, Spot, Otis is a big boy! Good thing he's so good-natured. You may remember that my son had an English Mastiff that was 210 pounds, and he was just a sweetheart. He would back up to someone sitting on the sofa and sit his big old backside down on their lap, with his front feet still on the floor! Sweet as he could be, never threatened anyone in the family, but a stranger at the door was greeted by a deep, continuous growl until they either left or a family member brought them in, in which case all was fine. Door-to-door folks generally left pretty quickly.

Well, I'm off to work. Was hoping to get cancelled tonight, but they never called, so guess I'll get my monkey suit on and go. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66021: Evening Family:
Thanks Floyd for the wonderful cleaning job. After you're done with Asa's windows, would you mind coming and doing mine?
Happy Anniversary to Mr & Mrs Newsome.
Tom- prayers for your neighbor boy. You are a good neighbor!
Asa- where are you? Courtney says Hi.
Better get supper started, the meatloaf didn't last long. ~New Neighbor

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66022:
Aint Floyd awesome? Oh, wait a minute, that's newsome! ha
Seriously congratulations to you and the missus!
It is still hot here, but I do see a hint of fall,
oh, wait a minute, the leaves arent falling because of autumn, they're falling because tthe trees are DEAD! haha

September 08, 2008 - Msg 66023: It's still hot here, too, MDC, but there is something different about the evenings and mornings..just slightly cooler. This evening after dinner, the kids and I took a walk and it was that time of evening about 30 minutes from dark, when the clouds are looking pink and blue, so pretty. We walked up to the little main street here and got a snow cone from a little family-owned place that just opened. We sat out front and ate our snow cones and waved at folks we knew. It was a real "small town moment". I told the kids some stories about what the town was like when I was growing up there. We also talked about Barney and how that girl bit the end of his snowcone off and sucked out the juice! (Barney has become one of Erin's favorite subjects, lately). What was neat about the snowcones was that they used that really syrupy syrup like we used to get when we were kids. It was like a little trip down memory lane as I ate a Strawberry one (always my choice as a child). It was a good little outing.

You know, Erin has a little friend at school named Paige, who shares her love of TAGS. Erin said that today after school, as they were waiting to be picked up, Paige said, "I can't wait to get out of this jail, go home and kick back and watch some Andy Griffith!". Erin said they were discussing their favorite episodes. I really find it amusing to think of my children loving TAGS.

Well, better hit the clean sheets (don't you just love sleeping on clean sheets after a warm shower?!)...We have Baby Emily to take care of tomorrow...wish me luck!

Hope Ro has an easy night at work.


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66024: Helloall!Ky girl here,it's been too long,i sure miss you all!i'm using a friends computer,don't have one of my own yet.just wanted to say hi,and,i think of you all often-ky girl

September 09, 2008 - Msg 66025: Mornin' Y'all and Howdy,ky girl!! Great to see ya checking in!
Just a quick stop on the Porch-don't have time to fix breakfast for y'all. Maybe Asa will treat us to I-Hop. Gotta get ready-it's Therapy Day.
Y'all have a good one!
possum under a rock

September 09, 2008 - Msg 66026: Key KY Girl, I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering where you were...hope you can stop by more often.

Mornin' Possum. I just finished watching that guy on the weather channel talking about IKE and I don't like IKE. I am really hoping I don't have to try and get my parents, kids, and the dogs out of here this week! Bruce has to stay no matter what (due to his job) and I would stay but it would really scare the kids, so its not an option for me. I sat through a category 5 storm once in my life and don't want to do it again, especially with kids. That was back in the early 70's before all of the technology we have today and it was not expected to be much of a storm but proved differently. The devastation was beyond description. Anyway, I will be keeping a close eye on IKE over the next couple of days. It is hard to know exactly when to evacuate because of the traffic. Sometimes people end up piled up on the interstate. Hope I don't have to deal with it!

Better get going...have to get Erin to school..


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66027: Hope that storm goes south of you Boo. The weather gal I was watching this morning was hinting it may miis the U.S. all together and hit Mexico instead. At least I think that's what she said. She's a looker and some mornings I find my eyes work better than my ears. :)

Sure, I'll buy breakfast. Have fun at therapy Possum and be careful.

Say hey to Courtney for me N.N.

Supposed to rain here tonight and tomorrow. That'll be nice. I suspect I'll be right out there in it.


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66028: Hey to ky girl! Long time no see, dear heart. I hope you can come around more often - we miss you.

Well, according to some newspaper articles up here in Dallas, a bunch of the folks that were evacuated from N'Awlins are griping now because the authorities "panicked" and "overreacted". Since Gustav didn't blow them off the map, they're mad because they got pulled out of their homes. Of course, had it been the other way around - no evacuation and the storm hit hard - they would have been crying about how they were neglected and overlooked again. Honestly, I've about had it with some of the crybabies of this world. Oh well.

Well, I'm home, I'm tired, and I'm going to eat a bite and hit the bed for a nice nap. It's cloudy, trying to rain, and it should be good sleepin' weather. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

P.S. Speaking of weather, I sure do miss Merri Weather. She was always such a bright spot on the porch, I really wish she'd come back. I've emailed her two or three times, I don't get them back, but she's never answered. Can't figure it!

September 09, 2008 - Msg 66029: Good morning everyone. Its humid and rainy here today. They are calling for rain through this evening. Nothing like those poor people got or will be getting in Haiti and Cuba. That Ike looks like a nasty one. BOO, you keep an eye on the weather and stay safe.

TOM: Just what are you insinuating about my shorts? ;)

FLOYD: Thanks for the cleaning. Boy, do I like things all sparkly and clean.

Not sure where AUH2O is. Maybe RNC convention hangover?

All this talk of Christmas! And we just passed Labor Day! Well, even at our house the countdown has started with the kids. Chad just lurches from holiday to the next. I always look forward to Thanksgiving. Last year it as quite warm on Thanksgiving, but it really doesnt feel like Thanksgiving unless its at least brisk outside.

BOO: Talk about weeds! Nora, who has always been rather tall for her age, is growing faster than we can keep her in clothes. Im not sure just how tall she is now, but shes off the charts. And thin as a rail. Shes wearing a size 5 shoe! At age 8! The misses only wears a little bigger than that. Of course, Nora is excited because she thinks another size or so and a whole new world of shoes (from moms closet) will open to her. Shes such a girly girl about that sort of stuff. But she still likes to dig worms and stuff like that, too. And she loves Andy Griffith. Recently, we decided that undershirts were in order with most tops, so I feel your pain. The Mrs. assures me that it is not so much the beginning of the end (if you know what I mean) (hey, Im a dad) but perhaps the beginning of what sometimes is (for girls) an awkward, pudgier stage before the big growth spurt. Heck! If she grows any more, shell be taller than I am. I still think Nora, Erin, Kai, Kelsey, and the other girls here on the porch would have one heckuva good time.

Well, have to get to work. Please remember my office mate in your prayers this morning. She received word that her mom, who has been in hospice for about a year, passed away early this morning. He dad passed not quite two years ago.

MDC: You are in my prayers.

Talk to yall at lunch.


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66030: Hey, ROMEENA. I miss MERRIWEATHER, too. Even if she didn't want to post, I wish we knew if everything was okay or not.

About New Orleans, it's one of those darned if you do, darned if you don't situations.


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66031: You can be sure I will watch that weather!!

You know, M-T. I am probably over-concerned but it seems to me that Erin is starting to pudge a little and I don't see how it's possible. She is an incredibly active kid and in constant motion. It doesn't seem that she overeats, really. I am watching her pretty close and making some diet modifications. She has a sweet tooth and needs some limits. I swear, I cannot go through worrying about her being overweight like Sean. It's just too much. I have decided that we will take walks most every evening for starters, and watch what we eat. Sean sees food as recreation so it won't be easy!

Better go..


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66032: I don't think you have anything to worry about, BOO. Not that I have much experience myself, but from discussions the Mrs. and I have had (and the various pictures I have seen of her as a young girl, tween, and in high school), Erin is probably going through the same things as Nora. Nora doesn't overeat, either, but has that same sweet tooth. I wouldn't worry.

Speaking of Nora's sweet tooth, boy does she have one. You have to place limits. Chad, on the other hand, can eat a few M&Ms or take a bit of candy bar and then wrap it back up and go on his merry way without any prompting. Nora will eat any flavor ice cream, any kind of cookie, or candy. Chad's choice of treats are more limited. He doesn't like cake icing, and his usual ice cream order when confronted by acse full of flavors and toppings: vanilla. Plain old vanilla.


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66033: Hey yall...had some good rain yesterday..hey ky girl..thanks for breakfast Asa..hey my friend Boo,possum,M-T...Rev hope all is well..prayers MDC. Floyd you are da Man!...Maude lets take the porch to Olive Garden for lunch!...Im at towl till 8 today then its hitting the road at 5am tomorrow headed to Kansas City for the International Linemans Rodeo till Sunday..may have a lap top with me done know yet..if yall remember I did last year and talked to yall on the way out like a roving rover reporter!..will do that this year if possible...well let me get busy here....SPOT

September 09, 2008 - Msg 66034: Hello All. . .
I just wanted to comment about kids and eating. . .Casey is 11 (almost 12 come October) and he is 5'6" and has a size 15 shoe. Now that is a big boy. He doesn't really care for sweets or chips (likes fruit more than eanything, loves lowfat yogurt) but he still has a bit of a pudge. Part of that is normal baby fat. He has slimmed down a lot in the last year. Jess on the other hand has a manly size appetite and doesn't know when to say no on food. He is proud of his belly fat and hopes to be the next Santa Claus. We really have to watch him or he will just eat way too much. He doesn't care for vegetables nor does he really like fruit. He loves sweets and more sweets. I think he thinks that the two food groups are peanut butter and chocolate!

I can't believe you are all talking about Christmas videos! Why, I have already started my Christmas list for everyone! Ha Ha Ha

Well - I need to go. . .

Behave yourself!


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66035: Well, Jess sounds alot like Sean, HM. His attitude about food is scary. With his high cholesterol, I feel like I have to do something. There was an article that came out in the paper here yesterday about the increase in liver problems in obese kids because there are more than the average in our area and lots of kids with type 2 diabetes. I would like to be able to just think it he will grow out of it when he gets some height, but I really think we have a problem here and I am not the best example. I am majorly overweight with high cholesterol so this is something we need to work on as a family. I'm afraid genetics also plays a part in this for my kids. It seems like everyone in my and Bruce's family is overweight to some degree (many morbidly obese). Something has to be done.

Well, it looks like IKE is still a real threat, so I may be going to Waco, depending on what things look like tomorrow.

I have to go get mom ready for her to you all later.


September 09, 2008 - Msg 66036:
Hey HM and KYgirl. Hope you both are doing OK.
BOO- I used to love strawberry SODA as a kid!
Asa- I don't think it was the late pizza, I think you're wearing your gunbelt a tad too tight! ha
They just remodeled our nearby Dairy Queen.
Looks great, and still has the rare GOOD DQ service!
Have a great day in the Lord!
Prayers for all in Ike's path!