November 15, 2008 - Msg 67963: violations, that is.

possum again (who is so grateful to you for the concern & prayers)

November 15, 2008 - Msg 67964: Yep,pile something else on me! Sure,I'll sweep!

possum once more

November 15, 2008 - Msg 67965: And you did a good job of it, too! (heehee)--Romeena

November 15, 2008 - Msg 67966: let go get some apple pie and ice cream

November 15, 2008 - Msg 67967: Im in there for that apple home now at the dog house...SPOT

November 15, 2008 - Msg 67968: I want some pie but am too tired to feed myself!
Especially after all that sweeping I did around here earlier! There was a mess around Spot's rocker- I think he's shedding! Ha!
love to all,
P.S. Daughter at my sister's, spoke to her briefly on phone, says she's going for MORE counseling & wants to get herself "right".I think she realizes the accident was her last chance,wake up call.She'd better!

November 15, 2008 - Msg 67969: Possum just lay back and get some rest you can eat in a bit...we will save ya some...sports fans Alabama just a slight lead at half a man (dog) back to the game...SPOT

November 15, 2008 - Msg 67970: Aww, poor Possum...just open your mouth, Honey, and I'll throw some pie in:) Hope you get some rest. I am concerned for you due to the stress and caring for Laci. You must be exhausted. Sure wish we lived closer so I could help out.

Thanks for the tips on how to get rid of the stickers. Where do you get that stuff you mentioned, Ro, and how much molasses would I need to cover 5 acres, do you think?!

Howdy, SPOT. I think what Chuck said about the Waffle House being the "Awful House" is hilarious. We don't have them here in my area, but I ate at one when I was in Florida once and it was kinda "awful". Of course, it didn't make me sick like IHOP.

Been a busy day. I got Sean's christmas present today (a guitar). It is the right size for him with his stubby little fingers but has a remarkably good sound for a smaller guitar. It was 100.00, but the guy who helped me was the owner's son and gave it to me for 80.00. It's a nice little guitar. So, I am doing pretty well on the chrismas shopping. I will get Sean one more present, but something less expensive.



November 15, 2008 - Msg 67971: IT COLD HERE, AND WE ARE GOING TO GIT SNOW


November 15, 2008 - Msg 67972: LUCKY!


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67973:
Hello porch family.....well it's been a few days since I've been able to check in. Sure missed you folks.

Spot...thanks for all the truck meals. Good stuff when you're on the road.

Getting cold here in SC. Suppose to be down in the 20s this coming week. Brrr always, praying for you and your family.

Any apple pie and ice cream left?

Well it's after midnight here and I've got to get up early so I'm heading to bed.
Prayers for all the porch family! I thank God that HE is still LORD! And He loves you!

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67974: Good to see you, REV. Stay warm. It's cold here, into the 30's last night and that is cold for south texas. It hardly ever get's into the 20's. I took Gizzy out this morning to do his business, and he was done in about 2 seconds!

Well, got preachin' to get ready for this morning. Hope you all are going, too. God bless!


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67975: Good Heavens! It's 38 degrees outside! Guess I'll change my plans on what to wear to church this morning. My friend Ted is coming in the morning to fix some landscape lights that aren't working and do a couple of little fix-its in the house - guess I'll get thim to help me move my plumeria tres into the garage. They won't put up with this cold weather. I can move one myself, but the other one is in a pot bigger than a washtub, and is about nine feet tall. No way can I handle that thing. It's going to have to rest at a slant in the garage, it's too tall to stand upright. I may have to consider pruning it back, but I really hate to do it, it has such a nice shape as it is.

Well, I'm off to get dressed and head for preaching. REV, good to see you. Watch your email. By the way, is anyone wearing earrings? Blessings, all. --Romeena

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67976: That's get "HIM" to help me move my plumeria. Good grief! --Romeena

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67977: And it's a plumeria TREE, not a "tres". My stars! --Romeena

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67978:
Hey Folks

Snowing pretty good here, maybe 15 inches by tomorrow.

Texas Folks-Wow! That sure is some cold weather you folks are having, keep warm.

Rev-It is good to see ya.

Our remodeling project has hit the wall a little bit. I think we can right the ship though.

I missed apple pie and ice cream!? Rats!


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67979: **** Please Anyone Answer**** My sister looked at my daughter's court papers. The poor girl signed wrong! He filed- SHE is respondant. She thought otherwise. She had no lawyer-only advice by phone from legal aide. He had a lawyer draw these up. They are signed. Question: If she didn't understand,had no lawyer, is it too late to go back & tell judge she didn't understand.? Can it be undone? Has NOT been finalized yet. Divorce that is.
This is all about to kill me. Plus, my sister saw place Laci & daughter were staying. NOT fit for Laci! Oh Lord,help!
Someobody know the answer-help please! We don't know who to talk to on a Sunday, or what to do.
Pray my friends. Love, possum

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67980: Oh, and restraining you know what on husband was dropped so he could go back to work,so we don't have that going for us anymore. Seems he has upper hand.

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67981:

She may be able to appeal to the court on the grounds that she did not understand the contract, possum. A contract typically has to be fully understood by both parties for it to be valid. The fact that she didn't have legal counsel should be a factor as well. Good luck!


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67982: Good morning gang!...hello brother and Race day!...Boo its about 40ish here too...missed breakfast...pot luck lunch I will bring fried Chicken...possum mail me if ya need to girl...hey des,M-T,auh2o,hm,hazel,CHUCK,Tom,Lucy,goober...gosh yall...well back to the preaching on the tube...maude bring some slaw for lunch ok....SPOT

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67983: Possum, I sent you an e-mail.
Hey to the porch.
- Hazel

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67984: Thanks y'all. I looked at papers,her copy has no stamp showing it has been filed by the court,or a judge's signature.What worries me that's in there is a lot of visitation dates for him,with Laci being alone with him & him driving her. This is an uncontrolled diabetic- his levels go down to 13- up to top of meter! I've seen him passed out,almost in coma. Once, while in his truck!
We will just have to head back to the courthouse in the morning. As far as the living conditions I mentioned-we jumped the gun a bit. There was a reason (? not sure that makes sense)that the house appeared that way.Just trust me on that. Hazel,I know you are court "Ept"-will check my e-mail. Thank you-thanks to all. I'll keep checking in. Love, Possum

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67985: Hazel,please check your e-mail. Thank you friend.
possum again

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67986:
Good Sabbath everyone~!!
Somebody send me an email. I feel terribly left out.

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67987: Spot, can I have some fried chicken even if I don't bring nothin' ?


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67988: Hi All.
Boy is it cold brrr.
Possum prayr that thing come out on your side.


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67989: Good afternoon, friends. Hazel, good to see you, even if just a "drive-by" post. Hope you're doing well. Did you get your surprise lilies planted? I got my landscaper friend to plant mine, with me not present, so they will truly be "surprise lilies" for me when they come up. He said he felt like a big Easter bunny!

Possum, bless your little heart. I wish I had an answer for you, but I know precious little about such matters. What Dež said makes sense to me, though. The only advice I could offer would be, for pete's sake, get that girl a lawyer!! There are too many sharks in the water to be trying to navigate alone. I would not make another move, sign another paper or appear in another court room without a legal eagle at my side, if I were you.

Well, we're up to 66 degrees here now, so cool and pleasant out there. The skies are beautifully clear, such a pretty blue, breeze blowing, soft sunlight, and I can almost hear my pansies singing, they're so happy. This is pansy weather, and the petunias are still happy because it hasn't gotten too cold for them yet. My flower island is just a riot of color. I love it!!

Well, off I go. The kitchen fairies didn't come today, so guess I'd better go clean up the mess in there myself. It's not from cooking - I always clean as I go when I cook - but glasses and plates have a way of accumulating, because I hate to empty the dishwasher and when it's full, there's no place to put the dirty stuff. Lazy me, I'm disgusted with myself!

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67990: Yes, Ro, I got the lilies planted, but an odd thing happened (at least I didn't expect it). I planted them, quite deep like you said, and figured that they would pop up in the spring. At least any bulbs I've ever planted before, you plant in the fall and they come up in the spring (in our area). So, I planted them within a week after I got them, and they are already up. Not just peeping out of the soil, but about 3 or 4 inches tall. (no flowers of course, just green). Maybe I should have planted them even deeper. I think I'll cover them with leaves or something, since we'll soon be getting more snow... I hope they do ok, I'm looking forward to having them. Thanks again.
- Hazel

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67991:
God bless you possum. Our prayers are with you and yours. As Tom said, you got prayer on your side.
It's one day at a time.
Take care porch, and hey to Hazel,

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67992: Hey Folks,

I checked the Censor and it's already set to show you what was "bad" in your post by highlighting it in Green. I'm not sure what else I can do to help you with the censor. I would recommend that if the censor shows up, you might want to highlight and copy your comment there on the censor page before you hit the back button. That way you'll be sure not to loose your comments. Does that sound reasonable to y'all?

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67993: Chuck get ya a piece of chicken buddy....what a rece guys...back in a bit.....SPOT

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67994: Hey guys, looks like I missed apple pie and ice cream. Been gone a few days, got the chance to go camping again this weekend so we went on a whim, ya'll know it's not a whim if you change your underwear! Weather was beautiful, rained some, but was so warm it didn't matter, now I'm back home and it's down in the 30's and I've already been cranking up the thermometer and hubby turns it back down, it's gonna be one of those nights hee hee. Possum, bless your heart I was reading the archives, and just shaking my head at it all. You are in my prayers dear. So, Jimmy Johnson is our champion for the third time in a row. Cant say I'm a fan, but I like him a sight more than I do a few other drivers. Gonna miss racing season, seems like forever until February rolls around again. Thank God for College Basketball though. Well I've rambled enough, hope you guys have a great night love to you all--Salty Dog

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67995: Thank you Floyd, I appreciate your efforts to perfect the censor. I just need to be more careful.


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67996: Prayers for you are such a turmoil right now, bless your heart.

It was a bee-u-tee-fool day here today! We went out to Sticker Burr Ranch this evening and made a fire in the firepit and roasted marshmallows. It is such a clear, cool night and you could see so many stars in the sky. It was nice, just sitting by the fire...telling stories...pulling the sticker burrs out of our pants and shoes...

Sorry you feel left out, Chuck...hehe.

Hey there, SPOT, Salty, Hazel, Tom, MDC, DES, Auh2o and Romee. Nice to see you all on this fine Sunday.


November 16, 2008 - Msg 67997:
Hello porch family.

Possum...sure wish I had an answer for you but I have no legal idea. But I do have prayers for you.

Spot....I didn't get to see the race. Sure it was a good one. your email....thanks. I'll be taking care of it.

Boo....the firepit and roasted marshmallows sounds great.

Well you all have a good nights rest and remember to give Jesus a big hug. He will make the heart warm.
Praying for all the porch family.

November 16, 2008 - Msg 67998: Good evening, folks! Hazel, you didn't do a thing wrong with those lilies. They did exactly what they were supposed to do. After the blooms die back, which had just happened when your bulbs were dug, they start sending up foliage, which looks a lot like the foliage of liriope, or the big variety of monkey grass. It will make a mound of that narrow, strappy foliage, which will last most of the winter. It will die back in the spring or early summer, leaving nothing but dirt until along about late September. Then the bloom stalks, which will resemble asparagus sprouts at first, will appear. They'll just about "grow before your very eyes" and will quickly be about two feet tall and will burst into those exploding firecracker blooms. As they die down, the whole cycle repeats. It's a good sign that yours sent up foliage, apparently they weren't too traumatized by being dug up and shipped. I hope you enjoy them - I think they're fun. Remember, they WILL multiply! Next fall, after they bloom, you might want to check them - just dig lightly to see how far out they've spread. Also, don't be surprised if a stray pops up somewhere - I think they also propagate by seeding at times. Either that, or squirrels move the bulbs.

Boo, you can get corn gluten meal and dry molasses at most garden centers. The stickers won't disappear overnight, it may take a couple of seasons, but eventually they'll die out. Another thing you can do, especially in the area that will be lawn, is just to pull the nasty little things up. Carry a plastic bag when you're out there, and whenever you see a sticker burr plant, just pull it up gently, trying not to dislodge the burrs. They are the seeds, of course. Drop them in the bag and take them offsite for disposal. Personally, I'd burn them and warm my hands by the fire, all the while saying heeheeheehee! Every seed you remove from the site is one less plant. Why are the seeds in the form of a burr? So they can cling to the fur of a passing animal, and get a free ride to another location, to start another colony of hateful little burrs.

I'm assuming you're talking about the common old grassbur, or sticker burr. Little round thing with very sharp points sticking out everywhere. If you're talking about those little brown, tightly-coiled things that get on your socks and refuse to budge, that's another story. They are the seeds of a type of clover, and if they get on your socks you might as well toss 'em, because you'll never get the burrs off. Sugarplum tried to potty in a patch of that clover once, on a road trip. I combed and brushed her for two days, and she was still full of little black speckles. At least they aren't painful like the bigger burrs.

Sticker burrs. Another thing to put on my "Why?" list for when I get to heaven, along with mosquitoes, roaches, and my neighbor's fat-bellied, bird-chasing cat. I watered that stinkin' thing twice today. I wouldn't hurt him for anything, but I surely don't mind sending him home wet when I can.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

November 17, 2008 - Msg 67999: Howdy, folks. This is Dud from over at Miss Crump's. I used to be a regular contributor to the Front Porch back in 1996 & 97. Back then I was Sam Becker. Just thought I'd come by and sit a spell and see what was goin' on here since it had been so long. I do see a couple of folks from way back then, Des and Romeena. "Lot's a luck to you and yours!"


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68000: Mornin' Y'all. I know you are all sick of my true life soap opera,but just wanted to say that my daughter is going to meet with a lawyer today,request copies of ALL the documents that went into the system- some were in van and lost in car wreck.+42530.
sorry the numbers were from laci.i'll keep you posted.She is getting into everything-gotta go! Praying today will be a good one. God will work it out.
love, possum

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68001: Prayers, Possum.

Welcome home, Dud (Sam Becker)...don't be such a stranger.

Ro, I would love, just once, to see you water the neighbor's cat...any chance you could get a picture of that? The stickers we have are round ones with very sharp points and they really hurt. I know the kind you mentioned that grows in clover, but I haven't seen any of those on the place.

Better get Erin up for school. It is pretty chilly out there it.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68002: Good Morning Porch! And Welcome home Dud! How you been doing?
possum how about this? You & Laci jump in the possum mobile & head on up to TN, we'll fix us a big ol' supper & watch a bunch of TAGS & just hang out in my woods where it's peaceful & quiet. I have a treehouse on the new property that we can fix right up for Miss Laci & we'll just have us a big ol' quiet time away from all the chaos you have being going through. Heck, we might even make some banana puddin & eat til we founder. :)
Hazel where you been lady? Glad to see you back. Boo I'm with you, we need to see that old cat getting soaked, I bet it's a sight to behold, especially since he's so fat. Oh & how about a picture of little Gizzy? Since I have Chihuahuas here & always like to see pictures of other ones. Spot I missed the race yesterday, but I did get to watch my Redskins lose to the Cowboys, dang it! Well, I have a couple of dogs to groom today, so I best get off here & try to get a few things done before they start arriving.
Later taters

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68003:
Hey Folks

Well, the weatherman got this one right, it's in the mid-20's here with about 14 inches of snow so far. No schools closed but it sure is beautiful. I have to get out there and clean off the bird feeders. The birds are out there just staring at the house.

possum-I wish I could help. I'll be praying for ya.

Dud-Like Boo said, "Welcome home." Good to meet you, please stick around.

Hazel-Good to see you again.

Morning Mavis an Boo.

Busy, busy, busy, here the last few weeks. I'll try and check in again later.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68004: Good Mornin auh2o I believe I'll let that snow just pass on by, thank you. Our weatherman was calling for flurries here yesterday, but thankfully, he was wrong.

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68005: Good morning everyone. Thank the good Lord we're not seeing any snow yet; I still have leaves to rake!

POSSUM: I just read up on all your troubles. I'll be praying hard this morning.

DUD/SAM: Howdy! I remember you from Miss Crump's. I haven't been there in a few years--I've been setting around here on the porch causing all kinds of moulages.

HAZEL: It is nice to see you back.

Well, I have a truck load of work on my desk I need to clear off, but I'll try and get back after lunch. By the way, what is for lunch today?

"Women is a treacherous commodity."

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68006: Oh, somebody better check that HOMEMAKER didn't fall into that hole...


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68007: Come to think of it, she'd better make sure that she has big enough pipes. I imagine those meatballs don't get too broken down in the digestion process.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68008: Good grief, Me-They. What a thought! --Romeena

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68009: Oops, I meant to say "howdy" to you, Dud. Long time no see - welcome home! I heard you were going away in the army - guess you're out now? --Romeena

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68010:
AuH20, where are you at (geographically speaking, of course)?
I like snow.

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68011: I'm with you, Chuck. I like snow, too. It is beautiful when you don't have to shovel it...hehe.

HAHAHA..very funny, and yet very gross, Me-They. Hurry back and give us a moulage.

Hey is the house painting? I forgot to tell you I enjoyed the pics you sent me of your Bull Terrier pup! So cute. I have to get those pictures of Gizzy The Wonder Dog to Romeena. I keep forgetting. He is such an awesome little dog. Since he has been here with us, he has really come out of he shell and is very personable and very playful. One of my favorite things is taking him out to the backyard and throwing his little plastic golfball to him. He's a riot to watch. He doesn't run, he bounds across the grass like a rabbit.

Better go check the laundry...time for fabric softener, I think.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68012: Mavis I will send all me snow to you.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68013:
Hey to all porchsters.

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68014: Good grief! Y'all can stop all this snow talk now. At least let's get to Thanksgiving!

CHUCK: You wondering where AUH2O is at? Heck, I've been wondering where he's coming from for a few years now ;).

ROMEENA: Sorry. But you're a nurse, you can take it ;).

BOO: Not too much fabric softener, please. And nothing that smells too "girly." I can't have my shorts smelling girly.

Sorry, no moulage from me today.

I sure miss our regulars like HM, NEW NEIGHBOR, and others who are "less regular" now. (I wonder what causes that?) And AFD still has not checked in a very long time. Hope she and the girsl are fine.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68015: CHUCK: AUH2O is in New York. The state, not the city. Did you know New York was a whole state? ;)


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68016: Not enough fiber in the diet, I suspect, Me-They (speaking of the "less regular"). Would Gain (tropical island breezes) fabric softener be too girly, do ya think?

No really know how to hurt a girl. I guess I will have to drag out my soapbox and complain about something. Well, as I have said before, my husband doesn't want to get rid of the cable TV, and while I don't watch much, I turn it on sometimes, although I have given up on the news. I flipped it on this morning while Sean was still asleep and I landed on USA network. I was more than a little mad at what I saw. This was during the day on basic cable, no pay channels or anything. Some movie that I found out later was one of those American Pie movies was on and I would not even hint at what the scene was about, but what I can't figure out is why it is allowed. Aren't there rules about what is indecent on your basic cable networks? It makes me sick. Does anyone know how that works?

Better go...things to do.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68017: Big Sigh of Relief being let out! Everything is going to be okay with all of the court papers! Daughter met w/attorney. Attorney said the papers we were worried about were what Laci's dad was requesting at the divorce hearing. Attorney said there is NO WAY he'll get it,due to the prior restraining orer,sleeping w/Laci with a gun,and the uncontrolled Diabetes is the clincher. Attorney said especially if any of us can provide statements concerning what we have seen from him.
Oh,thank the good Lord- and y'all who have been so sweet to me. Best friends in the World!
Mavis,I would love to come up to TN,but can I stay in the treehouse?! You can babysit Laci-she loves banana pudding!
I'll catch up on all the other posts.Hope everyone is well. Love to all- possum
P.S. Thanks again,Hazel.

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68018: What is it about me and THAT word? Not 'orer',but

There,I said it and I ain't taking it back!

possum again

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68019: I hear you, BOO. We have been debating and debating about giving up cable for months. I don't watch a whole lot on tv these days, but what I do watch is only available on cable. It's sad to say, but I have been having a real tough time giving up the few shows I like, such as "Top Chef" (new season just started!), "Jon and Kate PLus Eight" (Nora loves this show, too), "Mon," "Psych," and "Little People, Big World." I also love to watch the classics on TCM. I recently relapsed and am watching TAGS on TV Land--even though I swore off on that station a while ago--but think I will swear off it again since they will start playing "CSI" tonight.

Right now, we have tons of channels blocked, everything from MTV and AMC (since when is "Porkie's" an American movie classic?) to Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network.

POSSUM: So glad to hear that. Keep us informed and we'll surely keep you in our prayers.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68020:
M-T--I'm in a big metro area, and have never had cable. Get all the networks and some of these newer networks like WB etc. And, now that we have a digital TV, we get 4 free channels of PBS, etc.
I do miss Monday Night Football sinse it went to espn, but NBC now has a Sunday Night Football, so I watch that, and switched my Bible reading/study evening to Monday.
So all is well in hooville. I think I mentioned that I now get 30 free channels. One, for example, is 7.2
called RTV (retro TV) which has Kojak, Quincy ME (the original csi without the gory bodies), Rockford, Run for Your Life, A-Team, plus even retro commercials..."I'm a Pepper, you're a pepper..."
POSSUM- hope you can breathe easier now. Dont worry about the typos, possum paws ya know!
God bless, Jesus loves ya!

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68021: That REtro-TV sounds neat, MDC. Wish I could get that. I live in a po-dunk suburban area, so in teh days before cable even with rabbit ears I only got three stations well, plus PBS.

And by the way, I may be many things, but I am not a Pepper! ;)


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68022:
That may be sometning for the bunco squad MT.
Out of 22 mints, you'd think that Gomer would have run into at least ONE pink PEPPERmint! ha

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68023:
MT- with digital TV tuner/converter box and digital rabbit ears, ($49 radioshack) I think you'd be surprised at what you can pull in off the airwaves even in a po-dunk, h#llhole like Scranton PA! ha
There are even suppose to be more after Feb 17.

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68024: Good afternoon! My friend Ted has been here since about 7:30, and got a lot done. He fixed the lights that weren't working in the flower island and around the pond. It was ants in a junction box, they had shorted everything out. He fixed that while I went to Lowe's and got some new light fixtures to replace a couple that were broken. So, alllights are on. He caulked my shower and the front hall bathroom tub surround, he put new weatherstripping around my front door where the cold wind was whistling in, took all thirteen lighted deer off the garage wall and carried them to the back yard for me. I'll get them placed and lighted over the next few days. He moved my plumeria trees to the garage - that job took both of us - him to put the pots on the dolly and move it, me to support the limbs and guide them through narrow places. He made a new plexiglas carpet guard for my bedroom door to keep Starr from tearing up the carpet, and cut a plywood top for a plant stand I bought at a garage sale. We sat in the sunroom and ate lunch and shared good conversation. I'm so blessed to have a friend like Ted. He'll send me a bill in a few days, and it will be for much less than it should be. God is good.

I have Dish Network, and am pretty happy with it. I don't subscribe to HBO and the other movie channels, and there is still plenty from which to choose. One feature I like is the ability to create my own "favorites" list. With that, when I bring up the listings, it only shows the channels I've chosen to be included in my list. I can click again and go to the "all channels" list, or go to "all subscribed" which shows everything on my subscription, or the "all channels" list, which shows everything they offer, whether I subscribe or not, or the "all HD" which only shows those channels that are broadcast in HD. I could make a "kid's list" that would only display those channels that I deem suitable for my grandkids. Lots of flexibility. I'm thinking of making one list that is headed "narrow choices", which will only display those eight or ten channels that I frequently watch.

I got a call from the cruise organizer - they're taking reservations NOW for next year's cruise. If anyone thinks there's any possibility you might go, I would highly recommend it. If you're interested, I can help you get in touch with the organizer.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68025: My goodness! Guess I chewed some of my cabbage twice up there, mentioning the "all channels" list twice. I was interrupted while I was typing, and got mixed up, I guess. Sorry! --Romeena

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68026:
Ro- could you email me that cruise info.

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68027:
Barney: "Otis, will ya just pipe down and go to sleep in that other cell?"
Otis: "I just can't sleep in a strange room!"
Barney: "Come on, boy. Let's put your things in that other cell."
Ron Bailey: "Now just a minute! You mean to tell me that you intend to
accommodate this guy and give him any cell he wants?!"
Barney: "Well, he's an old customer. I suppose it's no more than right."

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68028:
Chuck-I'm sure you've noticed but M-T has such high regard for me it causes him to gibberish when ever I am mentioned. Although, in this case, he's pretty close to right. I do live in the "other" New York, not the city so nice they named it twice. I'm a hillbilly from Western NY. We do have about 18 inches of snow so far but it looks like it's tailing off. If ya like snow ya gotta wonder down Asa & Hazel's end of the Porch. I think they usually have us beat.

Romeena-We have DirecTV and we set our channels up the same way you do. I know I would really miss A&E, History Channel, Military Channel and some others. I've found my biggest outrage, while watching TV with the kids, is when the network commericals run during a family show. Those network ads are the smuttest thing seen on our TV. I wish they'd flash a warning or something before they run those.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68029: Auh2o keep all that snow there N Y.
I'm sich of it and winer not here. brr
On dish network are just some channel i like.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68030: Hello Porch Family:
Thanks M-T, I'm here. Just been busier than a one-armed paper hanger with the 7 year itch.
Is it snowing on your side of the porch? We have about a fine covering (from snow squalls) Still COLD here on this side.
I do pray for all the family here on the porch, even though I get little "peeks" at the goin's on. Maybe things will settle down now for a while.
Love ya'll. ~New Neighbor

November 17, 2008 - Msg 68031: MDC, since you are doing your bible study time on Monday evenings, maybe you can remember us while we are at the drug rehab that night (you probably already do, but thought I would mention it). Don't want to get anybody down, but I wanted to mention a young girl named Jennifer who one of the staff members brought to us before we left. They asked us to listen talk with her and pray for her. She is the sweetest little red-headed girl. She is just lovely and doesn't look like she belongs in a drug rehab. She tried to hop the fence today and got cut up trying to escape, but then came back because she had no place to run to. She is having a terrible time because her mother has cancer and is very sick and the girl can't be with her for at least 6 months. We were able to talk with her and pray with her but she has some very deep hurts and scars. She attempted suicide with a drug overdose before coming to rehab. So much pain there. She needs the peace of God. Please remember her in your prayers. It would mean alot to me...also for her mother who has advanced breast cancer.

Too tired to say much else tonight but will be back in the morning with my coffee.


November 17, 2008 - Msg 68032: Me-They, do you have a neighbor named IOU?

To whoever it was that was quoting Barney and Ron Baily, it got me to thinking about the Incredible Hulk. Good thing they didn't get him too mad, cause you never know that even though life was black and white in those days, there's still a chance that ole Ron Bailey could have started turning a little green. If ya know what I mean.

auh20, stay in and stay warm if you can.
I wouldn't want that ALL the time, mind ya.... but maybe say this Christmas you could send 7 or 8 inches just this once?
I know it could get old after a while though.

Good night to all.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68033: Hey to my porch friends, I meant to be back in my rocking chair long before now, but spent most of the day in the bed with another one of those wretched migraines. The headache is gone, but I'm feeling pretty drained, they normally do that to me. Now, if someone could please tell me why some women feel the need to bathe in those stinking, cheap perfumes before they go out in public?? I don't wear perfume, but I don't mind others wearing it, in moderation for crying out loud, but some of us folks suffer from migraines that are triggered by certain smells. Vanilla Musk, by Jovan will cause mine, within just a few minutes of smelling it, I feel the sickness & pain coming on. I went to the grocery store today to get stuff for fixing stew for supper & I swear every woman in that place was wearing that cr@p! Needless to say, we didn't have stew for supper, I was lucky to get home & get it all put away before I was hugging the toilet. Makes me so mad, do people just not think? or perhaps they just don't care, or both? All I know, is my whole day was shot because 4 women in the grocery felt the need to put on that perfume, that IMO should be outlawed, instead of just taking a bath like normal people do! Now, you want to know how I really feel about stinking perfume??
Oh, & Tom you can just keep that snow with you, or send it to Chuck he sounds like he might want some of it. ;)
I'm off to find something to eat & hope I can keep it down. See you fine folks later & please, no perfume on the porch.

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68034: Mavis, I know what you mean. My reaction is nowhere near that strong, but I do find heavy perfumes offensive, and they frequently give me a headache. Not a migraine, just a dull old headache, but it's still no fun. I'm not familiar with "Vanilla Musk", but I do know that I don't tolerate "Charlie" well. Fortunately, it's a bit out of style now, no one wears it much anymore. I like to wear a fragrance, but I usually stick to the light stuff from Bath and Body Works. Inexpensive, doesn't cling to everything, and usually wears off in a couple of hours.

A little snow around here would be nice, especially if we could have it for Christmas. I have a sneaky feeling we might have a very cold winter. I tried to dig up a worm or two for my goldfish today, and couldn't find any! Usually they're everywhere, can't stick a hand trowel in the ground without hitting at least one. Today, Ted finally found one when he was digging and working on those lights, but it was the only one. I think they've gone deeper into the ground, expecting cold weather. So - maybe we'll get some snow! That would be fun.

Well, I'm off to bed. Little Starr is worn out, she's been playing so hard, and is just collapsed at my feet. I'll have to carry her to bed, I guess, like a little kid. So precious. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68035: Oh, I forgot! Possum, the new pictures of Laci are in the album. Also, folks, I finally got the sub-album made for the cruise pictures, and got the pictures in place. By the way, there are a couple of you who are close to a sub-album of your own. You have eight or nine pictures - make it ten, and you get your own sub-album! --Romeena

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68036: One more thing -- MDC, I'll get that info to you shortly about the cruise. I didn't forget, just don't have it at hand right now. --Romeena

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68037: Morning my family, woke up to 24 degrees brr! So I'm leaving a pot of coffee on the porch for ya'll. Poor Mavis, I hope you feel better. My hubby is the same way, he cant stand strong perfumes. Hope ya'll have a great day. Stay warm!--Salty Dog

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68038: Morning porch. Sorry about your migraine, Mavis. Mr. Hazel gets those, and I know they're awful.
Thanks for the welcome back, folks. I was purposefully being obtuse.
Ro, I have boxed up some of my worms and they are on their way!
- Hazel

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68039: Good Morning Porch, hope all is well.

Woke up to some cold weather as well. about 28 degrees and a tad of snow around the edges.

Glad your headache is better Mavis and glad things are better for you and yours Possum.

Loved your pictures Romeena, looks like a good time was had by all.

Thanks for the coffee Salty Dog.

Lunch menu will be: grilled cheese, tomato soup, chips, pickles. little debbie cakes. tea, kool aid to drink.

You all have a great day and "act like somebody"

Big Maude

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68040: You know MAVIS, I learned my lesson about perfume years ago. One sunday morning, I went to church wearing CoCo Channel (not cheap perfume by a long shot, but still has the same negative effect on some people). I didn't have much on, but I sat next to this very nice man in sunday school, who almost immediately began to sneeze and have an allergy attack. I got right up and went to the ladie's room to wash it off, but I felt terrible about it, so I don't wear perfume anymore. All that channel is just sitting in the cabinet (not really my style, anyway..I'm not the sophisticated type). Now, I (like Romeena) use a light body spray from Bath & Body works after my shower (mostly just to smell sweet for hubby when I come to bed) and that's it...not too strong and I haven't caused anyone an allergy attack in years!

I have to get Erin to school and then I will look at Miss Laci's pictures. I have Emily to watch today so I will be one busy Boo.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68041: Good morning everyone. Got a very light dusting last night but nothing that means much. It's cold, though.

BOO & MAVIS: Have you tried Blue Moon? It's $70 a bottle.

HAZEL: Purposefully obtuse? I wouldn't have had a hand in that would I? ;) Welcome back.

AUH2O: Whabya hued tird?

MDC: I'm gonna look into that. Do you need bigger wires for that converter? ;)

Can't wait to check out the albums.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68042: TOM: If you see any snow coming my way, you keep it!


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68043: "Blue Moon", Me-They?...that sounds like something teens in colder climates might do out their car window...


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68044: Hehe.

Do you remember that TAGS color ep where Opie breaks the bottle of Blue Moon when he's working at the drugstore?


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68045: Hi Allit cold out and going to stay.
M T No I will not keep the snow, you can have all of my snow.
Some of the stuff men used is just as by.
Why do people wear so mouch.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68046: M-T, Thank you for your, uh. . .concern! I check in when I get the chance. Haven't had too many chances lately. The contractor has sloooowed way down on getting our foundation done. So, now it is pushed back to the first week of December. Ah, the joys of hurry up and wait!

Have read some of the posts. . .I'll try and catch up and do better.

Hugs, kisses and my mighty meatballs for all (double helping for M-T)!


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68047: Once you have more than a fancy hole in the ground we can throw you a housewarming party. I'll even eat one of your meatballs. After all, we have trained medical professionals here on the porch.

TOM: Right you are. That's why I go with my body's own natural manly scent. Though some call it manly stink.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68048: You mean like your poor wife, M-T? I buy the good stuff for Bruce, 'cause I like it that way. Right now I love Polo Blue...good stuff.

Sorry about the foundation delay, HM...boy, can I relate. Hope our new plans are ready soon. I'm afraid we are going to be building during hurricane season.

Well, I am tired...Emily is into the pots and pans right now and putting the mesh strainer on her head. She has fallen off her little chair, hit her head on the table twice, and been into everything! Her mom should be here to get her soon. I love her so much and have fun with her, but it isn't easy running after a toddler. I just saw an episode on Nanny 911, with an amazing couple who had adopted 23 special-needs kids, and the dad of the family is in a wheelchair from a spinal injury. They have no outside help and the poor woman does it all herself. They had young boys who were brain-damaged from abuse, one with CP, others with physical deformities, and a few from Russian orphanges! Wow, talk about self-sacrifice.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68049: /*******9

(that was Emily at the keyboard)

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68050: I was reading back through some posts just now, and saw where ya'll were discussing TV these days.So I had to add my two cents. Last week I was flipping through the channels after work one day, it was early afternoon and I came across TheN now I dont have kids, but I'm assuming that chennel is for like pre-teen age kids. And for the life of me I cant remember the name of the show, but I couldn't believe it!! It was like a teenagery age show, and here's two teenage girls on there involved in a "relationship" is the lightest way I know to describe it. Grossed me out at first, then it just made me mad that this is the kind of stuff the kids are watching. Maybe I'm too old, and not having kids I guess I'm not up to snuff on the stuff thats out there now, but man when I was growing up, there wasn't anything like this stuff on TV. I remember watching The Cosby Show, and Family Ties and it was nothing like what I saw on that channel. I guess thats why I'm still hooked on the old shows dont have to worry about the shock factor. And while I'm at it, whats happened to TV Land, back in the day it was nothing but the old, good shows, now they are even trying to modernize it. I'm not watching CSI this week, and have yet to watch Scrubs either. Anyways, I better hush. I'll get off the soap box now and let somebody else have it for awhile. Hope ya'll have a good afternoon. Stay Warm!! Salty Dog

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68051: Gang im still here...working on the barn in the COLD...promise I will read tonight...will someone cook for us tonight...SPOT

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68052: Hey there, Salty Dog. I think we just need to build a bigger soap box for that topic, because I think we'd all like to hop on. Scrubs? I watched half of one episode, and could feel my brain turning to mush, and my wires crossing as I searched for something genuinely funny. CSI? I know people who are almost addicted to that one, but I fail to see the appeal. I used to watch TV Land a lot, but these days I bail out much of the time, except for TAGS, Beaver, Lucy and sometimes Gunsmoke. WGN will have something good now and then, but it's getting harder and harder to find good old reruns.

I agree with you completely - with the old shows you could watch all day and never see anything offensive, and you just might come across some pretty good philosophy. There were examples of good parenting - Ward Cleaver, Cliff Huxtable - with strong doses of honesty and fair play thrown in. There was campy, silly good humor - The Hillbillies, Gilligan - and going way back, some really offbeat but funny stuff in Dobie Gillis. Remember Bob Denver as the original beatnik, Maynard G. Krebbs? Harmless fun - I'd love to see that show brought back.

I'm afraid most of the teens of today are just far too "sophisticated" to appreciate genuine good humor. If a show doesn't have a s#xual theme and a lot of bad language - well, it's just juvenile and they're not interested. What a shame.

OK, that's my rant. I'll leave the box out. Who's next? --Romeena