September 25, 2008 - Msg 66420: Oh yeah, Ouray is awesome, MDC. It is sad to think about it because my dad is at the point now that I don't expect to be taking him on any more trips to Colorado so it may be a very long time until I am there again. My heart is there, though, and has been for years. You can keep this humid, salty coastline.

Good choice, M-They (to skip Igor). I left feeling like I really wasted my money and the kids didn't even like it. Afterward their response to it was, "weird". There was a good point made at the end about how we are all born with the propensity (spelling?) for evil, but we can choose not to behave that way. I just don't think it was worth sitting through the junk to get to the message at the end....So, you really have a metal roof to sleep under when it rains? That must be wonderful..I can just imagine how nice it will be to go to bed tonight and hear that rain. You're blessed.

OK, MDC, here's one for you...let's see if you have any ideas about this. About a month ago I started getting this metallic taste in my mouth now and then and it seems like it is worse after I eat something. Also seems like I have more saliva than usual and my stomach is upset now and then. Well, Sean mentioned the same thing to me today..complained of a metallic taste in his mouth. Got any ideas? I am wondering if there is something we are getting into or maybe the drinking water? Just don't know. I think I will look into doing a detox of some sort and see if that helps.

M-T, one thing that has bothered me about this whole Clay Aiken thing that I mentioned is that, not only is it nobody's business (and too bad he felt he had to reveal his business to everyone), but it bothers me that people stereotype men who tend to have more feminine voices or ways. I think it is never a good idea to as$ume that someone is gay just because we perceive them as having more feminine characteristics, as Clay did. There are many straight men with varying degrees of feminine-like characteristics and when society begins to stereotype them and label them as gay, it sets young men up these days to question their s#xuality. I have heard it before..some teen is not a macho jock and he gets made fun of...that leads to questions about his orientation (not to mention emotional torment). He make feel like he is being shunned by the "straight" kids and needs to fit in somewhere so he thinks, "Well, they think I'm gay so maybe I am", and he finds all the support and belonging he longs for among the gay community. It happens. I knew a woman who was very atheletic and everyone just looked at her and though "lesbian" even though she wasn't. She was just a strong, atheletic woman. That kind of things bothers me and I have to admit that I have been guilty of the same kind of thoughts and I should be ashamed. That was my moulage/soapbox moment for today.


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66421: Howdy Ya'll - Stopping in again to see what's shaking at the porch. Looks like all of you are keeping the town under control.

It's been pretty busy at my household lately. My 69 year old dad had been having kidney problems. Last month I was finally able to convince him to head to the doctor and he did. He had a kidney stone and a mass was found in his x-rays. We went through the cancer tests and we are VERY lucky that he doesn't have cancer. He had a kidney stone and they did outpatient surgery on him and blasted the stone. He's also diabetic and has a nasty leg ulcer on his leg that won't heal so we've been also going back and forth to doctor appts for that. (Since my mom died 4 years ago, I feel the need to accompany him on these visits, ya see. Just to make sure he tells the doctor everything and I hear everything the doctor says.) He says there's no need in me going but between me and you, I think he likes me coming along. :)

Dawson started baseball season again and we're in full swing with that. He plays spring and fall baseball. He's 8 years old and this is his 9 season in ball. I live vicariously through him through baseball since I'm to worn out to play softball anymore.

The weather here sure is nice this week. High in the low 80s and low in the 50s. Just wonderful. However, about two weeks ago we had an incident that happened at my daughter's middle school. During a middle school football game, lightning started. They called the game at half-time and were getting people off of the field. At that time, a bolt of lightning hit the field. 14 people were injured and transported by ambulance to the hospital. One coach was resusciated on the ball field and still remains in critical condition with serious burns at the Augusta Burn Center. Four others (including 1 child) were in serious but stable condition and the rest were treated and released the next day. Since then the other four who were in serious condition improved and are now out of the hospital recovering at home. So, the rule here is "Never think it can't happen. When you see lightning seek shelter immediately."

Ant D

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66422: Good advice. Welcome back, ANT D.

BOO: You are absolutely right that we should not judge people like that. God made all kinds of us, and thank heaven he did. And, even if you we could determine someone's s*xuality by the way they looked or talked (which we can't), that's of no importance to us anyway. It's between them and God. Now, I personally don't agree with the lifestyle, but I don't believe people should gamble, either, but I'm not going to condemn someone and look at them like dirt because they buy a lottery ticket. People can be so terrible to one another. I don't want to add anything to that score, thanks.

AUH2O: Did you read Ann Coulters column yesterday? If not, check it out. It covers the hyspocrisy pretty well. My opinion is that with this mess, there's plenty of politicians and businesspeople associated with both parties with green on their hands, and there sure is plenty of blame to go around. Stupidity mixed with greed is dangerous.


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66423: Swish..busy here at work..hey Boo and antD...will someone cook supper busy....sorry...SPOT

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66424: FOR ME-THEY in these tough days at work:

Maycomb was a tired, old town,
even in 1932 when I first knew it.
Somehow it was hotter then.
Men's stiff collars wilted by 9:00 in the morning.
Ladies bathed before noon, after their 3:00 naps...
and by nightfall were like soft tea cakes...
with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.
The day was 24 hours long, but it seemed longer.
There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go...
and nothing to buy; no money to buy it with.
Although Maycomb County had recently been told
that it had nothing to fear but fear itself.
That summer I was six years old...

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66425:
that was me, mdc

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66426: Aw, MDC, that was thoughtful and made me smile. You're nice, real nice.


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66427:

Wow boo, I googled it and found out quite a plethora of possible causes. Here is one doctor's answer:
A metallic taste in the mouth is a common complaint and can be due to a variety of causes - from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In the absence of other symptoms, it is unlikely that a metallic taste in your mouth indicates serious disease. But if you haven't had a thorough general checkup recently, I would suggest seeing your doctor to rule out any undiagnosed health problems.

You might also want to visit your dentist, because the taste might be a symptom of gum disease. Even if you don't have gum problems, poor oral hygiene can affect taste. Be sure to brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue. Dental work done in the past can break down and alter taste, so your dentist will probably look at that as well.

In addition, not drinking enough water can contribute to problems with taste. Increase your intake and see if it helps. While you don't have to drink the standard recommendation of eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, my rule of thumb is to drink as much of that amount as you comfortably can and more than you think you need.

Among the drugs that can cause a metallic taste in your mouth are antibiotics like Biaxin (clarithromycin) and Flagyl (metronidazole), used to treat a wide variety of infections; drugs used to treat an overactive thyroid; cap-to-pril, used to treat high blood pressure; griseofulvin, used to treat skin infections; lithium, used in bipolar disorder; penicillamine, used for rheumatoid arthritis, kidney stones, and too much copper in the body; plus some drugs used in cancer treatment.

If you rule out all of these possible causes and still have the taste, it might be worthwhile to consult with a practitioner of Chinese medicine. That system might have an answer for you.

Andrew Weil, M.D.

If more than one in the family has it as you say, it could be the water.

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66428: Interesting, MDC...I can't figure out why Sean and I are both having it at the same time, though. Thanks for taking the time to type a respons. As Gomer said, "Nice..real nice". I don't have any dental problems that I am aware of and I brush regularly and I'm not on any meds that would cause it, so guess we will see. I have noticed more stomach upsets and had a cold sore recently. Oh, and didn't mention (sorry to those with a weak stomach), our poo smells like iron, too. Strange. The symptoms seen to wane and then come back for no apparent reason. I wonder if Lucy would know? Where are ya, Lucy?

By the way, there are no Chinese medicine practitioners in this part of the redneck south..hehe.

Better go...Bruce just got home and had another problem with his bully of a boss. Better go talk to him.


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66429:
Boo-- I too thought that was kinda funny about the Chinese medicine. It was almost like, if nothing else works, try acupuncture. Maybe you should call your city water dept and see if they know of anything.
On my Christian station I just heard this song.
I have always liked it. Not too bad for this catholic boy huh? It's almost like a Christian version of Country Roads:

I'm kind of homesick for a country
To which I've never been before;
No sad goodbyes will e'er be spoken,
And time won't matter any more.

Beulah land ... I'm longing for you,
And, some day, on thee I'll stand;
There my home shall be eternal,
Beulah land ... sweet Beulah land.

I'm looking now across the river
Where my faith will end in sight;
There's just a few more days to labor,
And then I'll take my heavenly flight.

Beulah land ... I'm longing for you,
And, some day, on thee I'll stand;
There my home shall be eternal,
Beulah land ... sweet Beulah land.

Sweet dreams,

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66430: Well got caught up here at work...whew..just busy busy work..did anyone cook? some crackers and potted meat..guess that will hold me till quiting time at 10...hey MDC,Romeena where are you and possum and Asa?...auh2o,hey M-T and my friend Boo...Lucy?...opiemom...well let me get some reports run and get ready to turn over the reins to the night shift...prayers and breakfast will be at the good old waffle house...2 bacon and eggs sandwiches and grits for me...Rev you out there? come in-10-4...SPOT

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66431: True, Me-They, but since you can't fight every battle(and there are alot of them), I guess it just comes down to priorities.

Hey Spot! Yeah, that potted meat should quell you hunger pangs for a while. That stuff will stick to your ribs. ...And it is also good for setting bricks. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66432: I just have a question, MDC. What is "Beulah"? I always wondered why sometimes heaven is referred to as Beulah Land. It's funny how since I have lost close loved ones recently, I think alot more about death and the afterlife. I am much more aware of how fleeting life is, and about how I spend my time, which is precious.

Potted meat?? Those two words shouldn't be used in the same sentence. Strange. Think I'll pass on that snack SPOT, thank you kindly.

Good evening Sterling. What's new in your neck of the woods? Did anything ever transpire with that old girlfriend of yours?


September 25, 2008 - Msg 66433:
Hello to all our porch family....Windy and rainy here is SC. glad your friend is doing good.

Hello McBeevee.....come on by the porch more often and join in.

Wow Ant D.....thank God no more people were hurt or even killed. Prayers for all that were injured.

MDC....Squire Parsons wrote and recorded that song many years ago. I met Squire some years ago at a concert we were both singing at. Really nice fellow.

Hey Spot....Are you off for the weekend now? I think I'll have the egg sandwich and grits too. See ya at Waffle House.

Prayers for all the porch family and for our nation. Thank You Lord for loving us!

September 25, 2008 - Msg 66434:
Hey there Boo....didn't see ya there.

"Beulah" was Isaiah's name for the Promise Land after the Captivity.
Are you saying that Spot's potted meat will cause you to see "Beulah Land" sooner than later? hehe

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66435: Hey yall!..boy the potted meat thing got yall going !..yall do know what im talking dont ya?..underwood devil ham....its good stuff on crackers with hot sauce..Rev I am off on weekends this month..back on nights on weekends next mon,tue and wed"s..going on a big bike ride tomorrow...we need rain (prayer)..possum,Boo,Romeena,Asa..yall get up and have an egg samach with the Rev and me..well let me get started here at work...back in a bit..SPOT

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66436: Ooh, I will pass on that potted meat! Spot,I'll make you another meatloaf with ground beef if you'll put that can down! What's in that potted meat stuff anyway- roadkill?! Ha-Just kidding!

Today should be a "Laci free" day,but my daughter has to go for orientation because she starts her clinicals next week. We think Laci has a mild case of chicken pox, by the way. Thought it was just a bunch of insects bites since she's been outdoors a lot,but had my daughter's friend who is a lab tech to look at her last night and she says chicken pox. Laci had the vaccine,so she only has a scattering of them and she has not acted sick at all.Just has to run its course. Main thing is to keep her from scratching. Glad she feels so good.I hate for her to be sick.

Pretty song,MDC.Thanks for sharing.

Rev,that wind & rain is from Tropical Storm Kyle.It just snuck in on us-was very gusty yesterday & had bands of rain coming in all night long here.

Well,better get moving. Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66437: Deal possum..your meatloaf is GOOD.. watch that wind girl..Laci dont scratch!..yall get up!!...SPOT

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66438: Thanks REV, and yes, potted meat may send me to the promised land sooner...hmmmm, pass the potted meat, I'll choke some down.

You know what hasn't been said in too long?...VICKS! (gotta keep it alive, right Homemaker?).

OK, SPOT, but I only like my egg sandwiches scrambled with miracle whip and mustard.

Possum, Erin had a mild case of chicken pox after she had the vaccine. I guess it's fairly common. Hope she is better soon.

Poor Bruce is having a really difficulty at work with his boss. I think the guy is wigging out or something. He came into Bruce's office ranting and raving because Bruce had written something down wrong on his time sheet (not intentional, of course). He said the boss yelled and ranted and wouldn't let him say a word, them yelled, "I can't talk about this now!" and rushed out of the room. Strange. It is so hard to deal with a boss like that. I have had the experience more than once. OK, there is a topic we can discuss....who was your worst boss (and please, nobody say 'my wife').


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66439: Vicks, Vicks,
I love my Vicks -
From a squeaky throat
I'll gladly gloat. . .

Nothing but blue -
And all the goo. . .
I get my kicks -
From my VICKS!

(For all vicks-aholics everywhere!)


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66440: OH-MY BOO....I thought we had made the porch off limits to "Miracle Whip"...its runt mayo! ;-}..but I will just turn my head...ha ha..HM Tom better watch out with the poem competition!..OK HM,Boo and possum are everyone else sleeping? my....SPOT

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66441: Good morning everyone. As predicted, it’s chilly and rainy here. We can use the rain, though. It’s beginning to look like fall—one of my favorite times of year.

STERLING: Exactillioso!

POSSUM: Hope Laci is feeling better soon. I remember getting chicken pox as a kid. My brother got them at the same time. As I recollect, we had a pretty swell time staying home from school, watching tv, jumping on the beds, and generally driving my mom crazy. Of course, the itching was miserable. Every cloud has a silver lining!

BOO: Metal taste in your mouth? Maybe there’s too much iron in your diet? ;) Hope the problem clears up for you. That reminded me that when I was young, there were a handful of occasion when I would smell what I would describe as burning electrical components. I could taste it as well. The reason I remember it is because it would nearly drive me insane. I just couldn’t get rid of that awful smell, which would last all day. Still don’t know what caused it. Funny, I never really thought to tell my mom. Wonder what causes that?

Prayers for Bruce—and his boss. Been there; done that. My worst boss was at another museum where I worked. She actually started out as a friend, when she was head of another department. She eventually ended up my boss. Big mistake. She didn't know anything about the job. It was made worse that I think she had deep psychological issues that were made worse by the stress. She'd be crying in my office one day, and the next screaming evil things to me. I ended up quiting. About a month later, she got fired, and I got offered my job back (which I didn't take).

AUH2O: I saw Newt on a show teh other day and it seems like he's making more sense than anyone else I have heard. I'm glad the House Republicans aren't throwing in with this questionable plan. The Democrats and White House sure are condemning them as obstructionists. What Nancy won't talk about is that the House could pass this plan without the Republicans who are digging in their heels. The reason that they won't has nothing to do with bipartisanship and everything to do with teh fact that they don't want to be stuck with teh blame if the plan turns out to be a disaster. Seems to me if they really thought it was the best solution at this time they would vote for it regardless. That's a pretty tepid endorsement of the plan's chance of helping the economy, in my opinion.

Well, as much as I love ice cream (and I really love ice cream), I won’t be trying this anytime soon. Got this from the MSN news page (it’s an excerpt):

“Mooove over, Holsteins. PETA wants world-famous Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream to tap nursing moms, rather than cows, for the milk used in its ice cream. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the ice cream maker to begin using breast milk in its products instead of cow's milk, saying it would reduce the suffering of cows and calves and give ice cream lovers a healthier product. The idea got a cool reception Thursday from Ben & Jerry's officials, the company's customers and even La Leche League International, the world's oldest breast-feeding support organization, which promotes the practice — for babies, anyway.”

Ewwww! Thoe PETA people sure are scamps.

Talk to y’all at lunch. No ice cream today.


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66442: HOMEMAKER; You're a regular Emily Dickinson of the Vicks set.


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66443: That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard (the breast milk thing). Why in the world would a person want to eat something made of human body fluid? Now, you may say, "Well, you are eating bovine body fluid", and to that I say, "You betcha, and I'm eating bovine flesh, too and loving every minute of it". That'll be the day that I ingest human breast milk in any form. Been there, done that, grew out of it. Sheesh.

Love the poem, HM. Thanks!...gotta love the blue goo, expecially during flu season.

Wish it were cool and rainy here, Me-T. It's much too warm for fall....yep, I have had some horrific bosses, too, and its no fun. I think I learned alot from it, though. It made me stronger and more determined. I am just afraid that Bruce is going to finally lose his temper and let the guy have it and that won't be good for anybody. He is praying alot and even praying for his boss, so that should help. Anyway, I am trying to reduce Bruce's stress at home and am making him a good dinner and his favorite chocolate pie for tonight. I hope to get into bed early tonight and give him a back rub and some cuddling. That should help.

I hear the couch calling me. I have had a full morning already. I think I need a little break.


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66444: Try a Mr. Cookie Bar.


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66445: Lunch time...grilled cheese sandwiches,chicken noodle soup,Maude slaw.....water....kinda light today...SPOT

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66446: winken'l tell blink'n, blink'nl tell nod, nod'l tell barney and barney'll tell you.


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66447: I hate it when you're obtuse!


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66448:
Hello porch family

Possum....we been getting some of the rain but not much wind. It's good rain too cause it's slow and steady.

Boo....poor Bruce is catching it all around. I'm praying.

Spot....enjoy your weekend off brother. Just ride your bike on over here.

Well got to granddoggy is on his way here........I know I know....but I'm a happy nut...hehe.
I'll check back later....Prayers for all the porch family. Tell someone about Jesus...Be an active Christian!

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66449:
Weaver- stick around a little longer and give us a chance to get to know ya.
MT- good observations, the dems could pass anything they wanted to right now.
HM- you forgot the "Route 66" in there! ha
POOR BOY pappabear where are you??
REV- thanks for the Beaulah explanation for Boo.
Funny thing is it never occured to me to even wonder about it til boo brought it up.
Hay sterling, I know that Spam makes great glue!ha
HAZEL- I forgot to tell you yesterday that your fish oil should have at least 430 mg of EPA and 280 mg of DHA. Right now, Nature Made is the closest to that that i can find.
Well, you all have a great weekend, you are all in my prayers, along with the world, our troops, families etc. Rosh Hashanah starts next week, the Feast of Trumpets.
God bless,

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66450:
BTW, APB for Happy Nut!

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66451:
Also, it looks like the debate is on for tonight.

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66452: Well, I'm making my way out of here for a long weekend. You people take care of yourselves and remember to act like somebody!



September 26, 2008 - Msg 66453: I'll try MDC. I have limited time most of the time. Gettin' ready to go home watch the financial crisis news and then watch Andy. Talk to you next week.

What did Calvin Coolidge say?


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66454: busy on the farm- took my rental computer back- at a friends house and thought i"d drop a line or two. mdc- got your package today and I thank you. sent yopu something out today, i hope you like it. prayers for everyone especialy bruce and his boss.prayers for me-they on your trip. AMEN REV> spot= you sure deserne a break, enjoy. Do you mean I have to debut ellie tonight? there is no truth that mayberry will be broke unless we get a bailout, but if they want to donate to our fair city I think we should take it. good idea barney you take and get rid of that old cannon. boo- some folks wouldn"t know good food and milk if they saw been a long time since I heard about vicks delivery. around my porch they are talking flu shots, I wonder what they put in them, ha. possum how are things your way? well got to get back to work. poor boy

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66455: Thanks brother Rev..yea in the morning its a grand opening for a part of the silver comet trail..bands,food...over 1000 bike to ride..we are gona try to pick it up in the middle somewhere..but its gona be a great weather day blast...about a 20 mile ride..hey M-T,poor boy,mdc...where is Romeena,possum,asa,lucy,Tom,opiemom,hm,hazel...all the gang?..well I get off at 7 tonight so lets have a late night cook out at the dog house..a little music,lots of god food,a little dancing...I will put up the string of tacky lights!....kinda "Hee-Haw" style..ya know br549!..will lite the lanterns to keep the bugs away and get the smoker ready...heee hawww...SPOT

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66456: thats "Good" food but it is God food!...for sure..

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66457: Rosh Hashanah, eh MDC? Some biblical scholars believe that the Lord Jesus will return at the feast of trumpets.

Thanks REV. Bruce actually had a meeting with his boss today to iron out the problems. He had a third party present (another manager) and he talked through some things with the boss. The boss listened but was not exactly friendly. At one point, Bruce told him, "Bill, I'm not your enemy. I want you to know that I understand you have a tough job and my wife and I have been praying for you"..well, the other manager who was present, named Chip spoke up and said, "Bruce if you are going to pray for Bill, will you pray for me, too.". He was serious and I thought that was wonderful. We will certainly pray for Chip, too.

I have another answer to prayer. I have mentioned the girl from the drug rehab named Maya and you all have prayed for her to find a godly family to live with. Well, Keith has a daughter whose husband is a pastor. She knows Maya and wants to take her in, so she and her husband are going through the foster training and things are looking good for Maya to be placed with them. If this occurs it will be a huge answer to prayer and a great reason for rejoicing. Thank you all for your prayers and please continue to pray for Maya. I will keep you informed when I know something more.

Well, been a busy day and tomorrow we are moving mother-in-law in (it's your last chance to change your mind, Me-T). Unfortunately, Bruce pulled his back out at work today so I have been rounding up extra help. Figures.

I am (sort of) listening to the debate, but just listening is giving me a stomach ache. I think I will go to bed.


September 26, 2008 - Msg 66458: Hey my friend Boo...gosh the porch has been quite..prayers for Maya for sure getting the bike ready for the big ride tomorrow..gona be fun..hope everyone checks in....just me "SPOT"

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66459: Good evening, all. My friend Carol left this afternoon, going home to Missouri. I miss her, we did have a lot of fun. Starr really took to her, and has moped around all afternoon since she left.

Boo, do you and Sean use a lot of artificial sweetener? If so, that could be the problem. And as for Chinese herbalists - please! I got to see some of the results of their activities while in Mongolia. I'm not talking about acupuncture - there is some truth there - but the herbal medicine providers over there are worse than witch doctors. I saw people with burn scars where they had "drawn the bad humors out" of their bodies, saw mothers giving little babies evil-looking concoctions because their heads had "hot spots" and saw the raw spots in the kids' mouths where the "herbs" had burned them. Don't forget, these are the people who cage the little sunbears up and insert catheters into their gall bladders to drain the bile, which is a big component in their "medicine".

As for PETA's suggestion, I have never heard anything so ridiculous in my life. In the first place, let me just say that there's no way on this earth they'd get enough mother's milk to make ice cream out of it. As a country girl, I've seen the big buckets of milk produced by one little Jersey cow, twice a day. As a nurse, I've watched mothers struggle to pump a few ounces of milk in order to tube-feed it to a premature baby. The logistics of finding and recruiting enough lactating women to produce the necessary supply, the collection, preservation and gathering of the milk to transport it to the creamery - well, the mind just boggles. The women would produce on their very best day maybe a quart, and they're scattered all over the county. The cows each produce several gallons a day, and they're all standing in a row in a dairy barn. Don't worry, folks, you ain't gonna see no "natural" milk from Ben and Jerry's or anybody else. It's not going to happen. This sounds like an email hoax.

Well, I'm tired, and thinking of hitting the sack early tonight. Carol and I sat up until the wee hours every night, then got up fairly early so as not to waste the day, so we would get four or five hours of sleep at best, and usually not that much. Sure did have fun, though, and of course, ate waaay too much! I'm going to have to diet pretty hard now.

Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

September 26, 2008 - Msg 66460:
Hello porch family...Still raining.

Boo....Praying for Maya that she gets into that home.

Me-They....enjoy your long weekend. careful out there on the trail. Hope you have good weather.

Ro...get some rest. Friends are so special. you ever get down to Tucson? Been a couple years since I was there but I use to enjoy my tours there.

Prayers for all the porch family. Good night folks.

September 27, 2008 - Msg 66461: Paul Newman has died at the age of 83. RIP

September 27, 2008 - Msg 66462: Spot - are you peddling this bike? If you are - good gravy man, do a few miles for me. . .
I'll take a Harley any day!

September 27, 2008 - Msg 66463: Hi All.
Will me little may come home today, he was duing good.
I will see if I can git a photo of him for you can see him, and one of the new babby too.
Will bin working to git thing start on befor einer git here and all that cold that come!

Little bird, you bring such joy
In your flight across the sky
As you are ever a reminder
Of our Almighty God on high.
For in you constant presence,
It;s the Holy Spinit we see
Who, with outstretched wings,
Guides us to our destiny.


September 27, 2008 - Msg 66464:
Thank you to whoever let us know about Paul newman. May he rest in peace. Hope he knew the Lord.
Great poem TOM, thanks.
Rev- yup, get to Tucson now and then, usually to watch my ASU beat the pants off U of A. haha
THIS IS AN MDC bulletin. We are having auditors all week at work, so i will probably be pretty scare on the porch, just to let you all know.
But after a week without Romeena, I'm sure that she will more than fill in for me! ha
Hey to everyone. Racing after preaching tomorrow.
Will be praying for all, esp. bruce and Maya.
God bless,

September 27, 2008 - Msg 66465: Woe had a great ride...Rev all I have to say is "GO DOGS" of the year is on!..Fla got beat and what about thu night USC and oregon!...well let me get some stuff done and I will be back to read...any leftovers? a hungry dog!...prayers...GO DOGS!...SPOT

September 27, 2008 - Msg 66466: Aw, I liked Paul Newman. That is very sad.

Lovely poem, TOM. Thank you! Will be looking forward to seeing pictures of the little ones.

Thanks for letting us know that you might be scarce next week, MDC. We will try not to worry about you. Thank you for your prayers!

"Hey" to SPOT. Doing anything exciting this weekend? I wanted to tell you that the pipes are finally in the ground on our place and that is almost complete. Bruce is supposed to meet with the builder tomorrow to go over some things. It appears we are finally on our way. I'll keep you up to date. How is that barn of your's coming? Did you finish it?

Well, we got everything moved out of my mom-in-law's mobile home and into the moving van, but we won't be unloading it until tomorrow when we have more help. Bruce is having a terrible time and I pray he has not injured his back as severly as the last time. He is bed right now resting it. This morning I went and picked up one of the boys we take to church and also Zach to help us move her things and a couple from her church helped alot. It was a long day, though, because she had more stuff than she should have. Tomorrow after church, we will get some of the men to help us get her stuff into the storage unit she rented! Whooo. So, I just showered and am taking it easy the rest of the evening. Grandma just took the kids to the grocery store so it is very quiet around here (nice...real nice).


September 27, 2008 - Msg 66467:
Hello porch family....Just got in from a full day with Mrs Rev shopping. We had a great day. We finished the day off at Olive Garden. Got to get up early for a concert so I better get to bed.
Prayers for all the porch family.

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66468: My My..hey brother Rev,my friend Boo...the Dogs just did not have it tonight...we are still in the hunt though...Rev shopping just aint my thing but glad you and the Misses do things like that together...neat..Boo glad the house is going foward...and No the barn aint finished but gona get my buds to get the roof on next week I hope..going camping a week from Mon..well night yall...lets eat at waffle house in the morning..want some of those hashbrowns...apb:Asa,Lucy,ro,hm,mdc,opiemom,Tom,hazel and all..prayers and good ya porch...SPOT

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66469: Mornin' Y'all. I might not be on the Porch much either next week and NO, I'm not running off with MDC!Don't start any moulages!! My daughter starts her clinicals and has to be there super early in the mornings. I'll probably be getting Laci around 5:30 am & keeping her until 3 each day.Gonna be rough til we establish a routine around here,so I might not be posting much. We've got to do this until Oct. 10th,then she takes her exam in early Nov. and will become an LPN- hooray!

I posted about Paul Newman.What a class act.

Well,gotta get going. Y'all have a wonderful Sabbath and I'll check in when I can.

possum under a rock

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66470: Possum you check in when ya can...grill is the dogs ready to slap on (gona cook kinda burnt for Ro & me)baked beans with bacon,Maude slaw,chips,tater salad,burgers with all kinds of cheese,onions,pickels,mayo,mustard,ketsup,maters,tea...almost Race time gang!.....SPOT

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66471: and salsa for Romeena....SPOT

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66472: OK gang whats going on?...where is everybody?..did I burn the burgers? falcons are on and the Race is zooming..gona run and get some pet food...SPOT

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66473:
Hey Spot, That lunch sounds great. It's raining pretty good here today so a cyber picnic would hit the spot, "sort of speak"


September 28, 2008 - Msg 66474: Well hello auh2o!...sure hope I aint gave the porch food poisoning!!:-} one here today...HELLOOOO!....Race is a good one...well think we will just warm up some burgers for supper gosh there is plenty left...dogs one showed up!...guess its family Sunday and thats kids are over and outside with the animals...well back in a bit...SPOT

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66475: Hey, Spot, I'm here! Thanks for the kinda-burnt dog - love 'em that way. Good salsa, too!

Your Lineman's Rodeo pictures are in the album. Good pics, folks - go check 'em out. They're in Spot's sub-album, of course.

I planted five flats of snapdragons, petunias and dianthus, and I'm pooped! It got hot out there. I don't know how I could sweat that much and not just dry up and blow away. Sure does look pretty now, though. Also had to hand-water one whole zone, as a sprinkler has popped its cork and just sends a geyser into the air. Until I can get that fixed, I can't run that zone. No problem, I sorta enjoy watering now and then. I'm glad I have the sprinklers to make sure it's done consistently, but once in a while I like to hand-water. Sometimes I like to look at a bat, too!

Seriously, I wish I had some bats around here, there would be far fewer mosquitoes. I have a bat house on top of a tall pole, but it has never attracted any bats. (sniff!)

There are two fat little squirrels out there, playing tag around the trees - so cute! I put some grapes out on the feeding stones earlier, and they're about half gone. Seems they made a hit. I watched one little fellow - he found them, grabbed one and carried it up into the tree, and sat and munched that grape until it was gone - apparently really enjoyed it. I like to experiment with various things and see what they will eat. Surprisingly, they don't care much for most of the prepared cereals. You'd think cereal would be a hit, but they leave it. The birds eat it, though. Now a crumbled, dried-out biscuit - squirrels will get in a fist fight over them! Funny little critters.

Poor Starr just hates it when I work in the yard. She hangs out at the back door, up on her little back legs so she can see out, until she gets too tired, then she just curls up by the door, getting up often to be sure I'm still in sight. She's quite an ego trip, that puppy.

REV, do you have Jake with you now? I just think it's hilarious how you and that pup have bonded. They do have a way of getting into your heart, don't they?

Tom, do you have a pet? If not, maybe you could think about getting one. They sure are a lot of company, and fill up a bunch of empty spaces in your life. The Plum first, and now Starr - they really have done that for me.

Well, be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66476: if you like the episode with the lady's flower shop moonshiner's.. check out song on you tube/ wes riggins there is a funny verse about that episode in the song

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66477: and the video is funny too... especially that verse of the song

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66478: Well, it's been a busy weekend but Mom-in-law (Ann, as you will here me refer to her from time to time) moved in and all of her stuff in the storage! Whew, too much stuff. She needs to down-size some more. Bruce is still in terrible shaper with his back but all I had to do was find Keith this morning at church and ask him to gather some people to help unload her things from the moving van and into the storage unit and he took care of it. We met at 1pm and about 15 people and youth showed up to help. We had it done in a jiffy. How wonderful it is to have friends who will help you when you are in a jam. Anyway, I have a widescreen TV and a freezer crammed in here and you all know how much I hate clutter (I need a sedative).

So far it has been nice having Ann around, though. She even made up a big batch of chili for dinner tonight. The best part is having Gizzy here (you all remember her chihuahua that I love...I usually call him Gizzard). We are enjoying him so much. He plays with Erin and then loves to cuddle up to you and sleep. He's a great little dog and I guess I have "bonded" with him, too. Sweet little thing! I will have to send Ro a picture for the pet album.

I am going to try to take it easy the rest of the evening. Talk to you later,


September 28, 2008 - Msg 66479: Well thanks for the pic post Romeena...I just dont know where everyone to work in the morning at 6...will check the album out in just a bit and get ya some more pics...thanks again..well let me get some leftovers for lunch tomorrow and get a shirt ironed..Opie and Otis are full and layed out..Rev check in,Tom,opiemom,hm,hazel,M-T and all...possum hope you hae a good week and dont get to tired..well let me watch this game and will see yall at Burger King for a quick bisquit in the morning...prayers to all ...SPOT

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66480: "shaper"?...haha


September 28, 2008 - Msg 66481: Hey SPOT, my friend! I enjoyed the lineman rodeo pictures. I was really hoping to see a picture of you wearing a toolbelt (shame on me...heehee).


September 28, 2008 - Msg 66482: Well Hey my friend Boo! my tool belt days are over I competed years ago and done pole climbing for 18 years but the control center is for me now!..nice...real nice!...well work calls in the morning so 4:30 am will be here soon...prayers and peace for the porch.."yall be cool now ya here"....SPOT

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66483: hi all!I had a chance to stop by again and read some posts and some of the archives,boy,i miss stopping by here!i always learn alot,and i love the friendly conversation.Boo,I hope Erins rash gets better,and,i"m keeping you all in my prayers-ky girl

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66484: since i haven't kept up with thr porch lately,can anyone tell me how pipeman is doing?I know he had a stroke,then posted a couple of times,but,I was just wondering how he was-ky girl

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66485: Fred and I just returned from attending our 17th (of 19) Mayberry Days. It was a blast!

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66486: Well, hey there, ky girl! Good to hear from you - we've been wondering where you were. Pipeman is now signing as poor boy (is that right?) and is doing fine. He doesn't have a computer at present, but uses the one in the library when he can, so we hear from him fairly often. He'll be happy that you asked about him.

I just talked with my cousin who lives in Houston. He said his home didn't sustain any significant damage, but he was without power for eight days. I think I told you our other cousin was with him when Ike hit, and of course had no choice but to stay, as there was no getting out of Houston. However, after four days of no power, he managed to get a shuttle to the airport and went back to Minnesota where, as he put it, all he has to fight is blizzards. Anyway, my cousin now has power and all services are restored where he lives. He said they lost a lot of beautiful old oak trees, and there was a lot of property damage all over town, but as he said, he's not injured, he has power, and his car runs, so he's okay. He's very grateful to the visiting teams that came from all over the country to work on getting the power back on.

Boo, I'll bet you're going to enjoy having Ann there, you might get some real bonding done. I know I grew very close to my mom-in-law when they stayed with us for nearly two months, while my dad-in-law went to the local VA daily for radiation treatment. She and I would sit up very late every night, since his coughing would keep her awake anyway, and we had some wonderful conversations. I learned a lot about her that I might never have known. God can bring some good out of any situation, no matter how difficult.

Well, guess I'll gather up my sleepy little puppy baby, and put her to bed, and me too. She has been running through the room, ferrying toys back and forth, playing very hard, and is now just flopped at my feet, worn out. She's so sweet when she's like that. What a little blessing she is.

And blessings to one and all. --Romeena

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66487: Oh my goodness! Jennieboone, you went to Mayberry Days? And you've gone all those other times? I am so envious! One of these days, I'm going to do that. Please - tell us all about it!! --Romeena

September 28, 2008 - Msg 66488:
Hello porch family.....back from my comcert. We had a great crowd.

Spot....I don't mind the shopping as long as I'm with the family. Sometimes while she is in a store, I'll sit outside on a bench and just watch people (and that can sometimes be entertaining in itself).
Man did you see the end of the race? Carl poured it on but just couldn't keep it off the wall. daughter and Jake left to go back to school. I already miss them both so much. It was so funny last night, I would go hide while my wife held him and when I called him, she would turn him loose. He would fly around the house looking for me. When he found me, he would be so excited, I would get lapped with all kinds of kisses.

Hey ky good to see you. any of that chili left?

Well gotta get to bed. May Jesus' love just over flow so much in your life that it soaks others around you.
Prayers for all the porch family.

September 29, 2008 - Msg 66489: I so enjoyed reading the comments on this page. It's also a blessing to see the references to God and Christianity here. God bless all of you and hope you all enjoy watching The Andy Griffith Show as much as I do. Sheryl

September 29, 2008 - Msg 66490: Morning brother Rev..I watched every lap and carl was cool at the end...he said he knew when he hammered down he would hit the wal when he come back across but thought he world take a chance...a crowd pleaser!..welcome Sheryl...Im spot the cyber cook on this in Ga and yes its one of the coolest sites on the web....yall get up now and lets get started...its almost 6:30..hey ky girl,jennie boone!possum,Tom,hm,mdc,md,nn,Boo,Ro,hazel yall rise and shine....great day here in Ga...85 and sunny for here till 10 pm ....SPOT

September 29, 2008 - Msg 66491: Thanks for that encouragement, Ro. I have always appreciated my mother-in-law, even though we have not always agreed on things. I tend to be fairly outspoken and she knows she can depend on my to speak the truth about things so we do ok. Some of her family members tend to be deceitful with her and that is a problem. Last night she and I sat up and watched "With Six You Get Eggroll" on Turner Classics and that was nice. She had never seen it.

Well, Bruce was barely moving this morning but insisted on going in to work...said he had to assign his work to someone else and then he would be home (or go to the doctor). I had to dress him, he was in such bad shape.

Hey there SPOT. So, are you saying that I can never hope to see you in a toolbelt? Man. Well, I always have ASA.

Well, KY Girl! Sure wish you could come by more often. I miss you. Thank you so much for you prayers. Come back soon and fill us in on what is new with you and the family.

REV, you are so funny. I can't wait until you have a grandchild to play hide and seek with. I can just see you, the little one and the puppy hiding from each other. I pray your daughter finds a wonderful husband when the time is right, and has beutiful grandchildren for you and Mrs. REV....Oh, and yes, there is chili left, help yourself.

Hey there Sheryl. Come on back and sit with us. You are welcome to join us anytime.

Got lots of catching up to do today. Laundry is piling up...


September 29, 2008 - Msg 66492: Good Morning Porch, Hope all is well this Monday Morning.

Work as usual today, hopefully things will be busy. Looks like the porch has been nice and full of chatter the past few days.

Welcome to Sheryl.

Lunch will be at Olive Garden my treat today.
Ya'll come hungry!

see you all at lunch! Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude