October 22, 2009 - Msg 75727: That is some REALLY scary stuff you are talking about MDC. Lord help us. What happened to the strong America that wouldn't be owned by anyone for any reason?

Prayers continue, Possum. My mom has been in a-fib for years, Dad too, for that matter. They keep right on ticking.

Better get to bed.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75728: Well, I'm the first one up this morning. Who's making breakfast?...guess it's me. How about breakfast tacos...potato, egg and cheese, or with bacon or sausage. Coffee with Coffemate Peppermint Mocha creamer (its the best), or OJ.

Supposed to be rainy and cooler today...YAY!..and Bruce flies home from North Dakota today..looks like he may be flying through some turbulent weather.

Well, I had better get Erin going and it won't be easy. I had to have a talk with her last night about the way she has been treating Sean (very nasty attitude at times) and she was very sorry and cried for awhile and wanted to spend time with Sean. I hope she remembers it today! She is really something. Much of the time she can be the little angel she looks like, but often she has an attitude that we are trying to work out of her, especially when it comes to Sean...I think she resents that he is homeschooled and she isn't. She is always wanting my attention. I may consider homeschooling her later, but not now. I am working on getting Sean ready to take a GED at some point. I bought a prep test book and will be using it for curriculum. I also got him a Driver's handbook...can you believe he will be getting his permit in 5 months?!

Better scram..


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75729:
Hey Folks

Sun is a popping through this morning, beautiful autumn day in store I think. And, with B.O.'s numbers falling everyday, it could be morning in America again.

MDC- I gotta agree with ya, and Plato. The GOP deserves much of the responsibility for this mess. They were in charge for 8 years and look at the folks they choose to lead us, yeesh. That's why I'm joining 'em. I want a say in who I vote for.

Boo-Prayers for you, Bruce, and the kids. By the way, that taco sounds good but I'll take my java black please.

Ro-You're correct, that doesn't rhyme. I guess I'm not a poet and don't I know it.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75730:
oh yeah, I forgot to mention it but did anyone see that "Ida the missing link" is not even close to what was trumpeted. Maybe, just maybe, great- great- Grandma didn't swing from the trees. wink, wink.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75731: Hi All.
Will it going to be crazy aroud here from Friday to Monday, family from GA will be in.
Have not seen thim for 4 1/2 years.
Where is Mavis hiding at or did all the snow and rain git her.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75732: Good morning, porch! I've been reading emails this morning, mostly from my sister-in-law who is normally very busy, and has only recently awakened to the mayhem that's going on in this country. Emails upon emails, with little notes - (Is this true? Can you check this out? Such as that.) Many of them are old hoaxes (Target is owned by Muslims, etc.) but some are genuine and she just can't get over it. And some are really funny. I just have to share this one - no matter which side of the aisle you're on, you'll like this one. Here goes:

I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do? '
She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.'
Her parents beamed.
'Wow...what a worthy goal..' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my patio, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house. '

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, ' Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?
I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.'
Her parents still aren't speaking to me.

My pink brugmansia (Angel's trumpet) is in full bloom now. The yellow one is still blooming, but starting to fade. The pink is so pretty. The flowers are a bit bigger on it, and are a frosty, pale pink. Not fragrant, though, and the yellow one is. If the sun comes out for a moment, I'll try to get some pictures. Sure is pretty.

Tom, sounds like you're going to be busy, and have a good old time with all the family there. Enjoy!

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75733: HAHA...I love that, Ro!


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75734: that girl was right on that one


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75735: Yes she was, TOM.

i wanted to give you all an update on my friend's son, Randy. They did not remove life support and the dr's aren't giving much hope...say he has about a 5% chance of living, and with such severe brain injuries, who knows what things would be like if he lived. Everyone is praying for a miracle and I know it's possible. I did find out that he fell from the balconey of the apartment during a party and he had been drinking. Sometimes I really wonder about the wisdom of going off to college for the whole "college experience". If you think about it, think of all the immature kids that have lived at home all of their lives with supervision, being turned loose without accountability. It's a recipe for disaster these days. I am going to encourage my kids to go to the local university and save money, while having mom and dad around for accountability and help. That's the way I did it and it worked out well. I stayed out of trouble and never even had a drink during my college days. I was determined and wasn't messing around...I wouldn't even date until I finished college. I hear so many stories these days about kids going off and spending fortunes on classes that they never use, end up dropping out or can't decide on a major and all the while, piling up college loan debt. Crazy.

OK, I'm off my soapbox now.



October 22, 2009 - Msg 75736: oops, I made a "Boo-Boo"


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75737: Headed back to work ...lunch at Wendys...double cheese burger meal for me..yall?...SPOT

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75738:
Boo, I know that I'm "old school" (pun intended:)but my dad told all of us kids that if we wanted college, we pay our our own way. So i went to Jr College for two years, then to ASU for two. Worked 32 hour weeks the whole time, graduated WITH honors and WITHOUT debt. I know that it's harder these days, but still doable i think! Sean driving?? Yikes! I'll be in my APC! ha
Possum- I've been in a-fib since 1985. Take digoxin, toperol and coumadin and doing fine.
But prayers continue for you and yours, for sure.
AUH20- Who ya joining? a bit unclear.


Prayers continue for all.

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75739:
Ro- cute one. Did you get mine about the ant and the grasshopper? ha

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75740:
MDC-oops! Sorry, you're right, I wasn't too clear. I joining the GOP. I've been a registered Conservative since high school. Since, I'm not in the GOP, I've never voted in the Republican primary. I don't think I'm a typical Conservative, I don't watch FOX, don't care for Hannity, O'Reilly, or Beck (I wish them well...just not my cup of tea), I do from time to time listen to Rush.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75741:
Romeena-That was a cute post, very nice.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75742:
Hello porch family....still on the road and will be till the mid of November. Rainy here today.

Praying for all the prayer concerns posted.

Ro...love that story about the little girl. SO TRUE!!!

MDC.....and I'm sure you appreciated the degree more after earning it. Good job!

You all have a Jesus filled day and remember that there is a guy that's traveling around the country in a motorhome that loves you folks....and so does Jesus!

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75743: Afternoon porchters.
Ha Ro, I love that story. And amazing when cutting thru all the political and PC bs, just how simple and true it is.

Auh2o, I was thinking you were a registered conservative, a thing that I think is pecular to New York State. I wish we had that choice here, but sadly my two choices are dumb and dumber. I get involved at the most grass root level as I can, but still get frustrated at usually who ends up as the final two candidates. You know what I mean?

Tom, sounds like a family reunion buddy. Take your nervous pills and enjoy. :)

Good to hear from you Rev. Have safe travels and be sure to keep your larnyx oiled up good with that bug spray.

MDC, I'm with you. I worked my way through school and think I appreciated more because of that.

Boo, that is so sad about Randy. I will pray the Lords will be done there. I'm sure his parents must feel awful.

Yea, where is Mavis? She retired and ain't been seen since. Maybe she's playing in a bingo tournament, or Shuffleboard Championship. :)

Well better get back to work. We get more snow next week, and it's getting late enough in the season it could mean business.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75744: trouble check

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75745:
Degree? lol

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75746:
Watched "The Clubmen" last night, and have a question. How far was Mayberry suppose to be from Raliegh? If they drove up there for an evening meeting, that means that they also drove back that night late, because the next AM barney was already wondering if Andy had heard anything.
Much ado about nothing i suppose.
But I did find out that U.S. Steel went up 3 points. ha
Hey to REV, Tom, Spot and all.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75747: Hey Y'all- Mama update.. She has been discharged from hospital & is in the rehab unit at the care facility.Thank you all for praying us through to this point.I'm happy she is in such a good place now.
Tom,hope you manage to have a good time with your folks from GA.

Ro, yep,that little girl was right on!

We need to get a posse out looking for Mavis!

Boo, that is just so senseless & sad about Randy. Still praying.

MDC,me being from SC and Mayberry supposed to be in NC,and me knowing NC like I do,I can't figure out the logistics of it all either! I'm still trying to find Meehawken,SC,where the prisoners escaped from when Uncle Ollie was visiting Andy! Ha!
I know that Mt. Pilot is based on Pilot Mountain,and Mayberry on Mt. Airy,NC,which are up near the VA border. Raleigh is way yonder( as Andy would say) EAST of there. So.. go figure! They took a lot of creative liberties,best I can explain it all.
Maybe Mavis drove Big Maude to the dentist. We haven't heard about that root canal lately-ouch!
possum under a rock

P.S. Shout out to my fellow Porch critter- Hey Spotty!

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75748: And all you other fellers as well- Rev,auh2o,Asa,& Tom- don't wanna leave anybody out!

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75749: oops,that was from possum (MSG 75748)

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75750:
MDC-I worked all the way through college also, full-time hours for awhile.

Asa-Yeah, it is a bit strange, the People's Republic of New York having a Conservative party (Mao would not be pleased). When I first started getting involved with politics the Conservative Party here was close to collapse. There was a big push to register people to save it, Ronald Reagan was just coming onto the national scene and I was hooked. But, to tell ya the truth it was simply, in my humble opinion, a protest vote for the GOP.
And, I do know what ya mean.


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75751:
Hey possum!


October 22, 2009 - Msg 75752: Hey all...possum good to hear that Mama has been discharged....hey Rev,Romeena,MDC,Asa,Lucy,NN,....busy here at work....supper menu: battered pork chops,cream taters,greenbeans,fried okra,cream corn,rolls,maude slaw and Boo tea...peach cobbler...ready at 6:30...I got a newspaper...SPOT

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75753:
I'll tear off a sheet of paper towel and be there.

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75754: Gather round its supper time!...Ill say grace.....SPOT

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75755: Amen!

Taters! Ha Ha

possum again

Hey auh2o!

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75756: Spot,check your e-mail. Sending you something kooky that only a YOUT like you & me would laugh at!

possum again

Goodnight Mayberry!

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75757: Could someone send me a plate of that good supper? I stayed home from work, feeling just a tiny bit under the weather. Probably won't develop into anything, but I didn't want to take any chances and carry something to a patient, or worse - to a baby. Little low-grade fever, muscle aches, slightly scratchy throat. So, it's juices, echinacea, maybe some Advil and early to bed for me. Not without some supper though, so if somebody would just bring a plate by, I'll leave the door unlocked and stay back away from you.

Toye Starr doesn't mind at all that I didn't go to work. I don't know how she thinks the bills would get paid around here if I never went to work. I guess that's one of the blessings of being a little bubble-headed furkid.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

October 22, 2009 - Msg 75758: Ok I will check it possum but are you saying we are kooky YOUTs...guess that is a good thang....who is washing dishes?...SPOT

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75759: That is really something, MDC (about your college experience). I lived at home and didn't work until I got out of college and my parents payed for what the grant wouldn't pay for. I owe them alot. You know what? My dad has been in a-fib since 1980 and takes the same meds you take....must be a good combination.:-)

I have an update on Randy..still the same but I found out that my friend Mandy had a heart attack yesterday. She is in the hospital, too, and going to get a stint placed in one of her coronary arteries tomorrow. Poor thing. I guess her heart couldn't take the grief she was going through. Thank you for your prayers on her and Randy's behalf.

I have another friend that I have been thinking about all day, whose wife had surgery today...possible cancer. It seems like so many I know are having tough times in life. I am counting my blessings and praying for my friends.

Thanks REV, and you remember that there are folks sitting here on the porch keepin' your rocker dusted, that love you too!!:-)

Auh2o, good to see you here again! I can't stand to watch Bill O'Reilly. He seems like such an arrogant fake. Isn't he the one who was making unwanted advances against some of the women who work on the show?

Which reminds me...what did you all think about David Letterman coming out as the victim on television? Sure, he was a victim of blackmail..because of his own sensless affairs, but you didn't hear him saying that. He seemed downright smug about it.

"Dumb and Dumber" ASA??! HAHAHAHA...I love it.

I talk to Mavis daily on facebook. Even though she is retired, she stays pretty busy. She and Mr. Neff had to have their beloved weinie dog put to sleep this week (he was 14, if I recall) so she is having a tough time right now.

I also hear from Me-They now and then and he and his family are doing fine. He's still my buddy and we keep in touch.

I left you a plate, Ro...hope you feel better by morning.

Better hit the ironing board...see ya'll in the morning with my coffee.


October 23, 2009 - Msg 75760: and just remember folks...I DID graduate and get a degree, no matter how badly I spell!


October 23, 2009 - Msg 75761: and I said SPELL, not smell...!

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75762: Good Moring Gang!...slow night at work here...Raing back in the forcast for today and tonight (like we need it)...maybe it want be to much...home at 6 for mfe then back at 2 for 16 then off the weekend....got to get started on my porch painting project...well let eat good this morning...menu: 3 eggs your way,country ham,bacon,sausage,hashbrowns,bisquits and gravy,toast,fried apple rings oj,coffee,milk...prayers and hope everyone had a mayberry kind of day....SPOT

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75763: Morning, SPOT. Looks like its gonna be a beautiful day here on my porch...sunny and cool!...very fall-like for a change. So you are painting your porch? I was at Lowe's (home improvement store) last night at around 8 looking over paint samples for the house. Man, not easy. I decided on a buttery color for the living areas, which all the trim work will be white. I am using a pale yellow in Erin's room and she wants me to paint a few red cherries on her wall (we saw this in a magazine and its adorable..we'll see if I can pull it off). Sean's walls will be beige, according to his request. My bedroom walls will be sort of a beige-gold color, I think and I am going to use some deep red in the bathroom somewhere. Hope I am going in the right direction. I want to the bedroom to have a warm, cozy feel to it.

Better get Erin going...TGIF!!


October 23, 2009 - Msg 75764: Mornin' Y'all- if it ain't one thing it's another. Got Mama into Rehab care,now my daughter has H1N1 so I'm keeping Laci here away from her for several days.Ever hear a possum scream?! I mean...what else??
The Doc did tell her that since she's had it fora few days,& Laci hasn't shown symptoms,the odds are good she hasn't been infected.But still...

Well, these troubles are slight compared to your friend Mandy & her son,Boo. My prayers remain with them both.
Will rock when I can-y'all take care.
possum under a rock

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75765: Oh no, so sorry Possum...at least she didn't get sick last week when things were really crazy!! Prayers for you and your's...


October 23, 2009 - Msg 75766: Good morning, porch. Possum, that's just about all you needed. I wish I could come get you, tuck you into my guest room up front, and you wouldn't have to come out until you get hungry.

I'm feeling better this morning, guess I'll go on to the reunion tomorrow, unless the punies return. It's about a 4 hour drive, but my car is comfortable and I'll have Toye Starr for company, so it won't be too bad. I'll just load up the CD player and take off. Hey, I might even tuck in a Christmas CD or two. Who cares if it isn't even Halloween yet? I like what I like.

Boo, the colors sound great. My walls are all a sort of vanilla color, with accent colors in some rooms. In my bedroom, the wall behind the head of the bed is a sort of buckskin color, very warm and soft. The colors in that room are beiges and golds and russets and some brown, and the wall really sets it off. I have some chocolate brown sheets, and some russet red ones as well. I like color.

Gotta run. I have to take TS to her vet to get her nails clipped. They're long, and I'm too chicken to clip them myself. I hurt Sugarplum once, her little nail bled, and it was just awful. I won't do that again. It doesn't cost much for Dr. Mike to do it, and it's worth it. In fact, when I have her in for something else, he just clips them and doesn't charge me.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75767: Good Friday morning porch. Glad it's here, and it took it's time getting here I must say!

Breakfast sounds great Spot. Load me up buddy. BTW, what's raing? Sounds terrible. :)

So sorry to hear about Mavis having to put her furkid down. That is the loving responsible thing to do sometimes, but oh so very difficult. Please pass on my sympathies to her Boo. I'm not sure if I have her current e-mail address in my home account or not. And so very sorry to hear that about Mandy. My goodness, what a tough time she's having. Prayers going up for her.
Boo, why is Me They not posting here? I feel I have offended him and feel bad about it. I have offered several apologies. I hope he has accepted them and we can move on. Maybe it's something else entirely. Anyway, please let him know he is missed.

Possum, you sure got a full plate of trouble there. Sure hope Laci doesn't pick up that nasty thing.

Although O'Reilly is hard to listen to, I do appreciate many of the things he and some of the other FOX opinion folks bring to light. In my thinking Glenn Beck really was the one who exposed and brought so much light to all these radical czars B.O. has appointed. And I don't think thats a bad thing. Hannity I can only take it small amounts, but again I am grateful for the work he is doing in keeping the public informed about stuff the sadministration would just as soon keep quiet. And I think it terrible how Rush has been dealt with this N.F.L. deal. Many things attributed to him that he has never said. But folks love him or hate him, and he is seldom without naysayers. (sometimes the truth can be a harsh thing)

Wonder if Maude got her root canal done yet?


October 23, 2009 - Msg 75768:
ASA- "Sadministration." I realizre that it probably was a typo, but it's TRUE! ha
Boo- ditto from me. If I offended Me-they, I am sorry.
BTW- they say that light blue is the most calming color. Back when I was teaching, I painted my classroom, that was a bright yellow, to light blue, and the kids were indeed much calmer. Weird huh?
Prayers continue for all you have mentioned.
Also, have never been a letterman fan. I honestly dont know who watches his dribble.
Ro- have fun at the reunion, just watch contact!
Have a good day all.
Jesus loves us!

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75769: Good Afternoon Porch Friends!
I hope all are well. Except for Boo's friend I don't see any major catastrophies. I've talked with Mavis about her loss of Tink. The best way to stay in touch with me is on Facebook. I have it on my phone. I can read the porch, but cannot comment, and since I spend little time on the actual desktop so that's why I don't comment very often.
We're hanging in there. Some stressors here and there. Bry's doing well in school. Nick is as well and has a girlfriend-scary! Michaela is at our house every day and is adjusting to the Georgia weather (as she lived in Arizona for most of her life). Bryan's considering a career change, and I support him 100%. Frankly, I'm sick and tired of all this healthy eating! Where's the Cracker Barrel food?! Plus, I really want him to be happy. He loves what he does, but not where he does it.
MDC- I am planning on painting our bedroom robins egg blue. Maybe I should re-think that with your comment :0)!
The Mr. cannot watch Beck or O'Reilly because he gets to riled up. Not because he disagrees, but because he agrees so much he gets upset!
Well, I need to finish cleaning, yuck. I hope all are well.

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75770:
Hi Lucy. Yes, there are two ways to look at that paint color situation that you have! haha
Hang in there,

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75771: Good Friday porch! Hope everyone is ready for the week end. Home for a bit then going to pick up Beth from school then off to do some grocery shopping. supposed to rain tonight so I will be staying inside rather than go to the ballgame. Since Patrick graduated I figure I don't HAVE to sit in the rain!

My root canal is scheduled for the first Monday in November Asa. My tooth feels better with the antibiotics and I thought about forgetting the root canal but guess that is not such a smart idea.

Dinner menu will be: chicken tortilla soup, grilled cheese sandwhiches, chocolate chip pound cake with ice cream. a fall warmer upper supper.

Have a great evening!

Big Maude

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75772: Thanks for dinner Maude...Rain here and busy at work...send Rev a plate I will pay for shipping ;)..Het Possum,MDC,Lucy you are right about our weather here in Ga...I had sour kraut and weenies for lunch aint had that in a long time...yall ever eat it?...good..hey Asa you sure did EAT at breakfast....hey Queen Romeena!...well let me get back to the work comp...SPOT

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75773: Good grief, I miss one day reading and it takes 2 hours to catch up. Big Maude- Supper sounds great. Think I'll just sit right down here and ...Asa, fork the things on YOUR plate and leave mine alone.
See ya in a little while. ~New Neighbor

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75774: Thank you all for the prayers for my friend, Mandy. You are so good to pray for folks you don't even know.

Asa and MDC, I can't say why Me-They is not posting, exactly, but I can say that he is not holding a grudge or mad at anyone; it's not like that. I think he may just feel like he needs to take a break for awhile. I will tell him you both asked about him.

Lucy, paint that bedroom Jungle Red!...I'll paint mine light blue...hehe. I'm too tired for s*x.;-)

Got alot of the cabinets in the house today and some of the workmanship is a little bit shoddy...now here is where the builder and I part in our opinion. He hired the cabinet maker with the best price, who turned out to be a couple of guys near the border who don't speak English. It is very difficult to communicate with them and there are some things that need fixing...cabinet doors that don't quite meet in the middle, gaps, etc. They look beautiful at first glance but as you study them, you see little flaws. Of course, once they are painted they will look even better. The kitchen cabinets go all the way to the top of the 9 ft ceilings and just look so pretty. I HAVE to get another camera and take some pics for you all.

Well, off to a the local festival/carnival the kids wanted to go to.


October 23, 2009 - Msg 75775: Evening folks. Not much to say tonight-except y'all are the cats! Ro,your offer to me sounds heavenly-maybe I'll dream about that tonight. Thank you for the nice e-mail,Man-Zierre! I'm doing ok. I agree with who said thank goodness my daughter didn't come down with the flu when all the stuff was going on with my Mama. That would have been a tad much,I'd say!
Spot, don't eat that stuff.Yuck! It makes my tummy ache just thinking about it! I'll get Laci to help me make ya a meatloaf tomorrow!

I miss Me-They too. And Hazel. And Mavis. Anybody that's in touch with Mav,please let her know I'm sorry about her dog.

Prayers for Randy,Mandy,Jubi and all in need.
possum again

October 23, 2009 - Msg 75776: Snack time!...capt crunch and whole mayfeild milk...caught up here at work..hey NN,possum,Boo you have to get me some pics in the mail or to Romeena....SPOT

October 24, 2009 - Msg 75777: Good (late) evening, porch. I've got my Scottish shortbread baked and packed away to take to the reunion tomorrow. Starr has had her bath and looks gaw-jus. I know what I'm going to wear. Very little packing to do, just my little train case with meds, makeup and hair stuff. Not much there, because I don't do much in that line. A change of clothes and a sleep shirt, and that's it. My GPS is programmed, car is full of gas, Starr's stuff (crate, cuddle bed, toys, food, bottled water, piddle pads, etc.) is packed. I have to pack more for her than I do for myself. Just got to get up and shower, wash my hair and dress, and away I go. I want to be on the road by 6. We'll see.

Mavis, if you see this, I'm so sorry about your baby. I know how much that hurts. They just don't live long enough, that's all I can say. Prayers for you, my friend.

Lucy, I'm glad you explained why you post so seldom. We miss you, but it's nice to know that you're okay and it's just a matter of logistics. Come by whenever you can.

Well, I'm off to bed. Five a.m. is going to come quickly. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

October 24, 2009 - Msg 75778: Hi All.
Will it raining here.
Will the family from GA will not be here this weekend because of his work, so at will be in November arould the week befor thanksgiving , that way he will be on a lone visit, but will go back two day befor the holiday.
RO=have fun with your family.


October 24, 2009 - Msg 75779: Gang Im have trouble with my comp here at home ....has a virus.........trying to rid it of it.....SPOT

October 24, 2009 - Msg 75780: hey where is everyone today

October 24, 2009 - Msg 75781: Spot,get that dang thing outta your computer!

Hey Tom. I don't know where everyone is.They're not under my rock. I've had my hands full with Laci today.Well,you get some time to rest before your GA family visits!
Y'all have a good night!
possum under a rock

October 25, 2009 - Msg 75782:
Spot, what antivirus do you have?
I just installed norton 2009.
So the Prez says there's a "National Emergency" with the flu. Next thing we'll have Marshall Law, then look out! For example this now means that according to the law that Mass. passed, every man, woman and child MUST be inarculated or they will get fined and maybe jail! Things are crazy folks!
Also, another strong earthquake in indonesia!
Hve a good sabbath, and Lord help us.

October 25, 2009 - Msg 75783: I have the norton 2009, too MDC and I still got viruses...I don't know what went wrong. Good luck SPOT.

Hey TOM, its been a busy weekend for me so haven't checked in much.

Better go get ready for preachin'...


October 25, 2009 - Msg 75784: Good sabbath everyone!Just have time to holler ,tryin to get to church,have had sick kids and grandkids.Possum,prayers for your situation,and prayers for all on the Porch.Miss you all,will stop by probably tomorrow on a computer at school,take care-ky girl

October 25, 2009 - Msg 75785: Boy it look like Old Mayberry is be comming a ghosy town!
It look like the new porch is FACEBOOK now.

October 25, 2009 - Msg 75786:
Hey Folks

Boo-Thanks for the kind words. From what I know of the people at Fox I agree with them but I can't stand all the forced indignation, on either side. I think we should leave all that nonsense to the Left, fascism, socialism, communism, it suits their shtick.

As for FACEBOOK replacing the PORCH, all I have to say is, paraphrasing of course, "The Porch now, the Porch tomorrow, the Porch forever."


October 25, 2009 - Msg 75787: MDC I an trying to load NOW..(did have avg) but trying to load with no luck malware,adaware,avast?....gosh im no comp dude....ok...and look MDC when I do get on the net and search for ANYTHING once the web sites come up and I click on it says "Redirecting" and it send me to some health site.....gosh I dont know....SPOT

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75788: Amen, Auh2o...nothing could replace the Porch. Facebook has its place but it isn't the porch.

Hope Ro had a good time at her family reunion. We had some thunderstorms here in my area but hope they didn't where she is.

I have to tell you all that I have been so busy I don't know if I am coming or going most of the time and am ALWAYS behind. The laundry is piling up, and I could go on and on with the chores list. I can't figure out how women who have jobs outside the home manage things, although I have been tempted to go back to work so I could hire a housekeeper!;-) I was going to try to get more organized and keep my calendar updated, get a routine going, but I haven't had time to sit down long enough to get that together....ridicuous. I was looking over the new cabinets yesterday to give a list to the builder of things that needed to be fixed...crazy! The cabinets in the bathrooms, the laundry room and the built in stuff in the living room are fine but something went wrong in that kitchen. The workmanship is different in there. I don't know if the cabinet maker did the kitchen last and was running behind schedule or what but its a mess. Bruce told the builder not to pay them until the job is done to his satisfaction, because any of you who have had cabinets built know how expensive it can be. They even messed up when they installed the kitchen island. You can look at it and tell that it is not straight. Bruce measured it and it is an inch off, so it looks like it is sitting at an angle. Very frustrating. There are cabinet doors that have gaps, drawers that won't close completely. If you just look at them without closer inspection they look really nice, but when when you take a close look you find alot of problems with them. I really hope they will fix everything and we won't have to hire someone else to come in and do it. In one of the cabinets, they installed it with a hole punched through the back wall of the cabinet...now who in the world does that?!! I'm not very happy with the builder hiring these guys just because they were cheaper. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Well, Bruce is not the kind to compromise on this kind of thing..we will see how it goes. Oh, good news: I turned on my camera (the one i dropped in water) and although, I can't take pictures with it, all the pictures that I did take are safe so the memory card thing must be ok. I didn't lose all the pics i had taken up to that point.

Well, better get going...I'll be back during a break.


October 26, 2009 - Msg 75789: Good Morning Porch, hope all are ready to face the week. Busy work week ahead for ole Maude, hopefully. Chilly this am but supposed to warm to about 70 and then start raining tomorrow. The leaves are looking pretty with all the reds, yellows and golds but are falling off the trees quickly. Leaf raking in my future!

Good luck with the cabinets BOO. seems like quality work(ers) are sometimes hard to find.

Maybe some of the lost porch folks will come back around soon. Sure do miss them.

Lunch menu will be: roast beef sandwhiches, SLAW, chips. apple crisp for dessert.

better get ready for my work day to begin. Prayers and blessings to all today.

Big Maude

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75790:
Hey Spot-We had that, I think it's called "google redirect" virus. We paid some money for it but I bought "Kaspersky Internet Security." It got rid of it and we are overall very pleased with Kaspersky. I believe Amazon.com has it on sale now if you want to read about.


October 26, 2009 - Msg 75791: Just checking in-haven't caught up with the latest posts-hope all is well. Been busy with Laci.I'll get back to rockin' soon.
Y'all take care-love to all!

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75792:
Go Porch! Of the Porch, By the Porch, and For the Porch! lol (with apologies to auh20 :)
Just a quick hello this AM.
Boo- yes, stand your ground on the cabinets!
I'd even go so far as todemand a full re-make instead of a fix here, a fix there etc. Up til now, all else sounded well-made, so I think this should fall back on the cabinetmaker, after all THAT is suppose to be his SKILL. Could you imagine the head of Floyd on Andy Griffith's statue!? They would demand a re-make by the artist, as I think you should do with the kitchen cabinets. (Use that example with your GC. Let him see it from another perspective)
OK, soapbox away.
Prayers for all!
luv ya

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75793:
Hello porch family.....just checking in from the road. Things are still going good. I'm still in Louisiana for now. Will be here through next Sunday then head into Alabama then home sweet home (SC).

Spot....hope you've got that comp fixed up by now.

Thanks Big Maude for that lunch.

I'm sure Ro is having a time on her trip with Starr.

Prayers for all the porch needs and for our nation. Never forget....Jesus loves you!

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75794: Shazam!

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75795:
Pappa bear wrote me and says that "boo" will meet ya all down at the remshaw place! ha

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75796: hi everyone! this is mike comin to you from west virginia id love to hear from other fans I've been a fan all my life. Let me hear from yall.

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75797: this is mike from west virginia yall email at me bigdaddymiketcb@yahoo.com

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75798: Ok yall im half way up and running ..just have to type each web site in the browser....and just keep the comp up all the time if I shut it down it takes for ever to get back up....but anyway it goes in the shop soon...hey possum,Romeena,MDC...new sitter Mike...brother Rev....hazel,pappa bear,My good friend Boo(need house pics)...let me tell you something I will be 50 in dec...and I went and cut wood and snaked it out of woods and split it with an ax and loaded it in the truck.....and I feel 50...ha ha...sore and tired!...back in a bit Maude did you cook anything?...SPOT

October 26, 2009 - Msg 75799: mike where in west virginia are you from.


October 26, 2009 - Msg 75800: I'm at the Remshaw House...where is everybody??..."Gomer?...Gomer?...Gome?..."

"Hey" to Mike. Just keep coming back to the porch regular-like and choose a Mayberry name. We welcome you with open arms. Any fan of Andy's is a friend of ours.


October 26, 2009 - Msg 75801: I aint skeered.............SPOT

October 27, 2009 - Msg 75802:
Yo Mike! Meet my cousin Goober. He takes off on Gary Grant, and does Chester too! ha

October 27, 2009 - Msg 75803: Mornin Y'all- still have about 2 days worth of reading,but I see that Spot is getting old! Ha!
(((( YOUT!!!))))) See if THAT revives ya!
Hey to everyone-will catch up later. Gotta get on road,go visit Mama and beat this rain that's on the way.Better scoot!

October 27, 2009 - Msg 75804: Hey yall- the FFA convention was great except for the Texas boy who got caught by the escalator. Continued prayers for a full recovery.

We were next to the Army guys and they were a blast. They had a Vet tent set up and it was perfect for Casey, since he wants to be a vet. Got lots of Army stuff -

Casey did not make the basketball team this year. He was a little bummed but not devastated. Casey has a good attitude - his brother would have been totally different in responding.

Well - Spot, a half of century in December. Sounds like another party to plan. Let's go back to Ro's - her place is a hoot!! Specially all that shag carpet she has! The orange cover really covers up everything!

Take care - will check point chickie tomorrow!


October 27, 2009 - Msg 75805: Good morning, all. You can just forget about having your big rowdy party here at my house, because I'm HOME! Haha, fooled you! I got home about 9:30 Sunday night, worked last night, and am just now sort of rejoining the land of real people.

The reunion was great. I got to see my dad's first cousin, who is 90, and sharp as a tack. Physically, he's feeble, but his mind is 100%. He knew me the minute I walked in, and it's probably been 20 years or more since we last saw each other. He's a delight. Great sense of humor, loves to laugh and make others laugh, just a joy to be around. We had a long conversation, which I enjoyed very much. He remarked that this would probably be the last reunion he'd get to attend on this earth, but as he said, "That's okay. I'll just go on ahead and save the rest of you a place at the real reunion that's coming." Isn't that beautiful?

Starr made a hit with everyone, behaved beautifully, enjoyed sitting in several different laps but was content to remain in her crate while we ate. She's such a good little girl. The carsick thing that was a problem when she was a puppy has disappeared. She just got in her little carseat, curled up and slept the whole way. When I'd slow down in a town, or stop at a light, she'd pop her little head up and look around, see nothing familiar, and go back to sleep. What a sweetie she is.

Grandkids are wonderful, little Trip (not quite two) spent his time chasing Starr around, saying "puppy, puppy" in his gruff little voice, and Starr got plenty of exercise staying out of his reach. Of course he managed to catch her a few times, but someone always rescued her immediately. He thinks she's a really clever and interesting toy. His parents will teach him.

Boo, absolutely stand your ground on those cabinets. As you said, custom cabinetry is not cheap, you are paying for quality, and you had darned well better get it! Unless you hired the cabinet builder yourself, you don't even need to talk to him. You talk to the GC, and he had better make it right. Ask him if he'd accept delivery on a brand new car that was out of alignment, had doors that won't close right, glove box won't shut, etc. Either he delivers quality, or he doesn't. If he doesn't deliver what was agreed upon, then the payment that was agreed upon would be adjusted too - by a considerable amount. I'll bet he'll take care of it, though. Contractors depend heavily on personal recommendations.

Well, gotta run. Eloise and I are going to make a Target run, and get some lunch somewhere. I need to pick up some small toys, little socks, kids' underwear and the like - our SS class is filling Christmas boxes for Samaritan's Purse again this year. I'll probably thin my Beanie Baby herd a little and put a few of them in as well, especially the ones where I have duplicates.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

October 27, 2009 - Msg 75806:
Hey to all! Just a quick E.C. zoom by.
back later.

October 27, 2009 - Msg 75807:
Oh Boo,now that the change of temps are near, this is a
good time to put about 5 to 6 drops of oregano oil
in some juice and send it down the hatch.
it really helps prevent those change of season sore throats and colds.
Welcome back Romeena!

October 27, 2009 - Msg 75808: Hey Y'all- Still need to catch up on several days of posts,hope all is well.
Just wanted to let you all know that I visited my Mama in the rehab place today,and she looks GREAT! I have not seen her look/act this way in years. She is off bunches of meds that I have wanted her to get off of for years.Thank God!
Thank y'all too,for all of the prayers. I am so pleased with that facility and the change in her.
Will catch up with everything soon.

Boo,any results back on Jubi yet?
possum under a rock

October 27, 2009 - Msg 75809: MDC, I am afraid of the oregano oil after the last time I took it. It felt like my esophagus was on fire. I guess I didn't dilute it enough but I have some reflux and a hernia in my esophagus that causes me discomfort anyway. That is probably why the oregano hurt the way it did, but it did cause a problem for me for about a week.

We talked to the builder and he is going to make sure the cabinets are fixed. As I have mentioned before, he has always done a good job for us and its not been easy doing things to Bruce's satisfaction. He bought a lot of window and door trim that he asked my opinion about. I thought it would be fine. Bruce hated it. So Mike is having to send back what was ordered and actually make the molding for around the windows himself, to Bruce's specifications. The day Bruce told him what he wanted, I thought the guy was going to cry...should have seen his face, but he didn't say anything...he just went to work with a good attitude, even though I know he was discouraged. He is very enthusiastic about what he is doing and I think sometimes he gets a little discouraged when we aren't pleased with what he is doing. I baked him some cookies today and took them to him because he really is going the extra mile. Today he told me that he made a big pot of spaghetti sauce for supper (cooking is his hobby) and asked if I would like him to bring me some tomorrow. Hot dog! A builder who cooks for me...can't beat that....wonder if he uses that secret ingredient: Oregano?!


October 27, 2009 - Msg 75810: Hey Possum, I haven't heard anything more about Jubi but that is probably good news. I have not been to church in over a week so i am out of touch.

Wow, glad to hear your mom is doing so well. Want to hear something strange? You know how we were trying to get that pacemaker for mom and never did? Well now she doesn't need it. Her pulse is fine, her PB has stabalized on the Catapress patch the doc put her on (and he took her off her oral BP med). She has more energy and is feeling better than she has in a very long time. She is walking with a cane instead of the walker, and even asking us to take her to walmart to get her hair cut. This is a really amazing development. Thanks for the prayers for her.


October 27, 2009 - Msg 75811: Oh, one more interesting fact about Mike the builder...I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with his wife, as she was helping me choose tile, and it turns out that they have a son Sean's age that has almost all the same neurological problems that Sean has...Tourette Syndrome, anxiety disorder and learning disabilities. We have alot in common and I have been dealing with Sean's problems much longer and hope i can be a help to her with her son's difficulties.

Better make sure Erin is going to bed..


October 27, 2009 - Msg 75812: Ya know Boo- The Lord allows us to deal with different situations,not only to make us strong and dependent on him, but to be able to help those he leads in our paths. Jesus NEVER fails.
Off to finish baking the 5 pink angel food cakes for the Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon. (Millie- this ones for you!) ~New Neighbor