January 17, 2010 - Msg 77278: Good evening, porch. I didn't see that football game, but that's not unusual. About the only time I watch them is when family is here watching, and I just see it in bits and pieces.

You know, I guess I just need to vent a little. There are two sisters in my SS class, one is a brittle diabetic, and the other has irritable bowel syndrome. The one with IBS has been in the hospital for the past week, came home today. Both of them are sweet little ladies, just kind of fragile personalities, if you know what I mean. One of them has a 40 year old daughter who lives with them, works "when she feels good enough", and who has nothing wrong with her but laziness. Well, when we learned that the one sister was going home from the hospital today, my SS teacher and I took food. She cooked a potato casserole and something else. I went to Boston market and bought a whole roast chicken and a whole meatloaf, and three sides - creamed spinach, squash casserole and those lovely steamed apple slices. We took it all over to their apartment this evening, and amid the "thank-yous" we also heard "I never have liked spinach" from one sister, "I hope the chicken isn't too spicy" from the other sister, and "squash? yuck!" from lazy daughter. When we got back in the car, I told Pat I had to bite my tongue to keep from telling them I'd leave the meatloaf and the apples, and take the rest of the yucky stuff home with me, as I like everything! You know, I didn't even want the thank-yous - that's not why we did it - but I would have preferred not to hear the criticisms. Were they rude, or am I too sensitive? Quite honestly, I'll think twice before I try to please them again.

Thanks, Tom, for telling us that the show REV was on can be replayed. I thought such was the case, because they did have some other shows archived, but I didn't know if this morning's show would be or not. The lighting in the place wasn't too good, so you can't see REV very clearly, but you can hear him quite well. I really enjoyed it!

Well, guess I'll go hunt up some dinner. Spot, if it wasn't so durn far over there, I'd bring you some leftovers. Got some good homemade mac and cheese! Be blessed! --Romeena

January 17, 2010 - Msg 77279: There! That sweeping worked off a little negative energy, so maybe it was a good thing. --Romeena

January 17, 2010 - Msg 77280: Well, if you want my vote, I think they were rude. Like everyone else, I've had many people give me things over the years, presents and such, or food after a surgery, etc. And the polite thing to do if you don't like what you got, is to pretend that you do like it and be very thankful. At least that's how I feel about it.
- Hazel

January 17, 2010 - Msg 77281: THANK YOU TOM!!! I had no idea you could replay the service. My hubby and I are watching it now. REV, what a great service. You sure do have some talent goin on there. So glad I got to see this. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of it. I missed preaching this morning, but sure got a blessing from your music-Salty Dog

January 17, 2010 - Msg 77282:
Hello porch family....I just got in from my concert that I had this morning and tonight. So glad you folks tuned in and enjoyed it. They told me afterward that it was the most hits on their site that they have ever had during a service. That's always a fun concert and so glad my porch family was a part of it this year.

Well guys I'm whipped so I think I'll climb in this motorhome bed, put on a TAGS and fall asleep watching Mayberry.

Love and prayer to you all!
Again.....thanks for tuning in.

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77283: I don't think you are too sensitive, Romeena. Sounds like they're INsensitive. And I echo Hazel's well-put comments on that one.
I'd like to think that your kindness would somehow get through to them over their self-centeredness, but only God knows if that will happen.

Well, the wife and her mom surprised Kai and I by showing up on Friday night. Have to say I was very glad to see them. Though it hasn't been all rosy, but then I didn't think it would be. I think my wife still needs God to soften her heart. She didn't even go to the evening church service with Kai and I tonight. And I think there is more to it than her just "not wanting them(ladies in the church whom she works on things with sometimes) to know she is back yet". I know she has a problem with some of the teachings of the church, thinking it too conservative. But since it is a Bible-believing church, I think then her problem would be with God himself, being that He wrote it. I prayed for her in church tonight that God would reach her heart and put her more at ease with His word against the world's word, because I think the devil is trying to drive a wedge in there somewhere.

Well, better get to bed. Goodnight all.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77284: I agree with Hazel and feel the same way.
Now with me, if its family, I'm more likely to make my own comments back - depending on the family member and where they "rank" in the scheme of things. In the case of the two sisters and lazy daughter, I would just figure that's the way they are and chalk it up as a "that is the last time I bring them grub." Sadly some people are indeed lacking in manners and class and probably don't even realize it. Could be they rooted for Goofus, rather than Gallant, when they read Highlights magazine when they were all growing up. lol!


January 18, 2010 - Msg 77285:
Ha, good one albert! hey, no manwich? then how about 3 vienna sausages, heavy on the tomato puree...I dont know how they do it for 80 cents! ha
RO- recall the story of Jesus healing the 10 men and only one returned to thank him. He was teaching us the importance of a good thank you. Sure, that's not why we do such, but Jesus himself sure put a lot of import on the response!
Ingrates are just that, and should gently be informed IMHO.
Spot-my Cards went down hard, so now we have to see what Warner will do regarding retiring or not.
REV- sorry I missed it-will try to catch the replay.
Prayers continue for all, for BOO, for Haiti etc.
Night all!

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77286:
Hey Folks

We're about the freezing mark again today, I think that's a week straight. We still have about foot-and-a-half snow base but it feels like Spring. And, in another couple of months, it will be.

Hazel-Great to see ya!

albert-I must say you fit in here very well. I enjoy your posts.

I found this site that I think is pretty neat. A Texas based trucker with a web cam and a blog, journaling*(is that a word)his day. Oh yeah, he's a devote Christian.

And, before I forget,
(I would consider giving up a digit for a win there)


January 18, 2010 - Msg 77287: Good morning, porch! Thanks for the reassurances that I'm not being too thin-skinned. As for the two sisters, they really are sweet little things - think about the Morrison sisters. Gentle little souls, not strong physically, probably wouldn't say "boo" to a goose. The daughter is another story. As I said, she's lazy. She's perfectly able-bodied, but prefers to sponge off her mother and aunt. She hasn't exactly led a Jesus-filled life, either. She's rough-edged, sometimes forgets to watch her language, and makes mean comments about people for no reason. She attends SS with her mother and aunt at times, but I always get the feeling she's there to bolster relationships in case they need something. She occasionally gets a job, but it never lasts more than a couple of weeks. Usually, her supervisor "doesn't like her", or a co-worker told lies about her, or some such. You know the drill. If I thought she was a help to her family, it would be fine, but she's not, she's a liability, another mouth to feed. She needs to get her lazy backside out of there, get a real job and an apartment and support herself. As for their comments, I think if the sisters realized they had risked offense, they would be devastated. I can shrug off what they said. Lazy daughter flat wouldn't care, so that's another story.

Our teacher has talked plainly to the sisters in the past, telling them that they need to get her out of there, and they agree, but say they just don't know how to do it, because "she has nowhere to go." So, what do you do? I guess we'll just keep helping them now and then. We passed the hat at SS a couple of times to help them pay their rent when they were about to be evicted. We have taken boxes of groceries over there several times in the past. I guess we're enablers, but how do you let two 60-ish, ailing women get put out on the street, and still call yourself a Christian? Is a puzzlement.

"It's not the Kennedy seat, it's the people's seat." Ka-pow! I love it, and it was such a good line that Coakley, apparently no dummy, has picked up on it, is putting her spin on it, and is using it in campaign speeches all over the place as though it was original with her. You know, with a little more seasoning, that young man (Brown) might make a presidential candidate some day. We've certainly had worse.

Well, off I go. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77288: Yea MDC sorry about the cards...Kurt is 38 I believe...but what about Brett!...he remimds me of Charleie Daniles in the geico comercial when he is playing the fiddle "Now thats how its done Boy".. hee hee...and I think I will take some of those vienna sausages for lunch...hey possum,Ro,Boo,Mavis,TOM,Rev and auh20...here at work but its double time and a half....not to worry!...just the 2 of us here to catch trouble which we have had none of...ok TCM has some good movies on....back in a bit...SPOT

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77289: Good Monday porch, just checking in for a minute today. Hope everyone is okay.

Rev, loved your concert. I was not able to watch it on Sunday morning as I was at church but I did take time to watch it this morning and WOW.
You have such a wonderful gentle spirit and beautiful voice. What a blessing I received from your concert this morning. Thanks!

Our youth group raised about $1,100 dollars for Haiti relief efforts yesterday serving a mission meal for the congreation after church. We served potato soup or chili, cornbread, mexican cornbread, slaw, grilled cheese, drinks and a dessert. $6 for adults and $3 for kids,age 4 and under ate free. It was amazing how many people gave extra money and how many folks actually participated.

Warmer today and some sunshine at times.

Lunch menu will be: open roast beef sandwhiches with mashed potatoes and gravy on top. SLAW, green beans. chocolate chip pound cake for dessert. see you all at lunch.

Prayers and blessing to all and thanks again Rev!

Big Maude

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77290: Hey Y'all! I love that Geico commercial with Charlie Daniels! One question though- what does he pick up from the table when he walks away? His bow? A breadstick? I try to figure that out each time I see the commercial-guess cats aren't the only curious creach-ture- possums are too!

That lunch sounds good,Maudie-thanks!

Ro, you seem to have the daughter pegged pretty darn good,so I won't put my two cent's worth in,except to say I would handle it the same as you are doing.

Again,Rev's show was fantastic,and if you haven't seen it,like Tom said,it's not too late. I promise you will be blessed!

Love this sunshiney,warmer day-what am I doing indoors?? See y'all!

possum under a rock

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77291: Bread stick possum....hey Maude....SPOT

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77292: thanks for lunch Maude...I think that will work for me...tender roast and taters...and slaw..SPOT

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77293: Good Monday to all porchers! Rainy and soggy on my end of the porch. One "baby storm" gone and now at least three "big boys" on the way. A nice day to catch up on indoor junk... like naps and eating lunch! :-)
Take care porch folks.


January 18, 2010 - Msg 77294:
albert, we're now getting those storms here in Phoenix area, but my how we do need rain right now! Thank you Jesus for your life-giving rain!

January 18, 2010 - Msg 77295:
Hello porch family...we got some good news today on some of our Haiti friends. So far all are alive. One of the ladies had a pretty bad hurt hand and foot but alive. Still haven't heard from several of them but believing for them also.

Thank you all for the kind words about the concert! My wife watched it and said the video picture was not really clear but was pretty good for being a "live stream". And she said the sound of course was no where near the quality of what it is at the concert. But it gives you an idea of what I do.

Well heading over to meet a few folks for dinner. Better get going. Check back a little later.
Tell somebody that Jesus loves them......and remember, HE loves you too!

Love and prayers!

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77296:
Rev, you are a bird in this world!
Still praying for the whole haiti situation, and your friends
May Jesus come in like a flood and fill that

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77297: and my other brother Daryl..

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77298: Stay safe albert...Moring gang...buttered toast with grape jelly this moring..sausage links coffee,oj...light breakfast...let me get started here ar work....SPOT

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77299:
Morning Friends

As I post today I have Rev's service/show playing, it is FANTASTIC! You are a BLESSING REV! You raise the bar(for Jesus) awful high. I might be the last one to watch it but those who haven't seen it yet should do yourself a favor and check it out.

Spot-Good morning and thanks for the breakfast.


January 19, 2010 - Msg 77300: Wet morning here. I'm getting some of your rain too Albert. Beats snow though. I am loving it. Rain in January here is rare.

Rev, so glad to hear about your friends being accounted for. I'll join MDC in prayer for all that is going on there right now. Our Church is sending in relief (in the form of Doctors and supplies) through the Dominican of Republic because they can't get any planes into Haiti. That is requiring a 200 mile drive over rough terrain and adding an extra day to get there, but you gotta do what you can, right?

I didn't get to see the Rev's performance. Is he another Leonard Blush? Hope he don't have to take wearing a mask cause of a skin condition due to rising to the top so quick. :)

Hey Auh2o, I can't believe your supporting Brown. The man drives a pickup for cryiny out loud. What, are you nuts? (tounge firmly in cheek)


January 19, 2010 - Msg 77301: Hey auh2o..yea the salvation saloon is pretty neat and Rev is a hoot!...I think on my work Sundays I will check it out..Busy here at work...hey my buddy Asa...SPOT

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77302: good morning everyone.... just got home from the hospital and doing fairly well. thanks for all the prayers. here is a couple ofnews items you might find interesting. a man in lincoln,il was stopped by the police and knowing he had a warrent out he climed a light pole to the top and refused to come down for five hours. it was windy and -20. a man in oregan saw a meter maid coming and put six quarters in the expired meters. she called the police and he went to jail. prayers for all... have a mayberry day. pappa bear

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77303: Good morning porch family, hope all is well.
Good to see your home pappa bear! things are rolling along on my end of the porch today, weather is much better today, in the 50's and sunny later today but apparently rain is coming our way in the next couple days.

My kids are back to school and hopefully back to routine. things tend to get off track when snow days turn into snow weeks.

lunch will be: mamwhich, chips, pickles, SLAW, oatmeal raisin cookies. tea and lemonade to drink.

back to work, prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77304: Looks like the world needs those prayers, Pappa Bear! Since when did it become a crime to do a good deed for your fellow man?! Crazy.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77305:
Yup, like Leonard Blush, rev has hit the big time over in Mt Pilot.
Albert, I think you're fixing the peppermint game again! I got 22 whites in a row! ha Ya think I'd get a pink center once in a while!! haha
Hey to Pappabear--card on the way. Hope you get this one. The P.O. must have three by now somewhere between here and Sheboigen! haha
Boo- Hope the move is going well.
Hello to all,
God bless,
Thomas Jefferson: The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who will not. (one to tell that girl RO)

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77306:
Moring porch.....pray you all are having a great day! I'm getting ready to pull out heading to my concert tonight in Lake Wales, FL.

Spot....thanks for breakfast brother. Gooooood!

Maude....I'll be there for lunch.

More great news.....we got a call this morning from another pastor in Haiti and he is safe with his family. His SIL was killed, which is sad but everyone else is alive. We have one more guy that no one can get us any info on yet.

Yep.....Leonard Blush....my American Idol:)lol

You all have a Jesus filled day....and remember, as a Christian, someone's watching your lifestyle!
Love and prayers!

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77307: Thanks for lunch Maude...the chips and cookie I will have to pass on right now..hey pappa bear,brother Rev...where is your next stop?hey sterling....SPOT

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77308: Gum,'em,spot! Mary Wiggins can show you how to gum those cookies!

Safe travels,Rev and have another great concert!

Pappa bear,glad you're out of the hospital & on the mend. Are you still at the temporary address or back home? I want to send you a card,but want to make sure it gets to the right place. MDC,maybe you might know??

Hey to auh2o (I'm hoping he wins in Mass. too!) and to Asa,Sterling & Maude. Hope I haven't missed anybody. Oh,and somebody's brother Daryl- ha!

Y'all take care- love to all!

possum under a rock

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77309:
Possum- PB's Main street address is the good one now. Do you have one like that?
TRIVIA questions: In what grade did Andy and Barney meet? What was their teacher's name?
What was her nickname?

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77310:
Andy: "You think it's right for Sarah to listen in on his phone calls?"
Aunt Bee: "No, of course not. And before she said one word I told her straight out she shouldn't do it. Gossiping is very rude."
Andy: "Good for you, Aunt Bee."
Bee: "And I'm not one to carry tales about people either. ...Well... Don't you wanna hear what she said?"
Andy: "I thought you said you wasn't gossipin' with her."
Bee: "Well I wasn't gossiping! She was gossiping! I was just listening."
Andy: "Oh.. Oh, you were just listenin'. Oh..."
Bee: "Well I couldn't walk away. That would be rude!!"

January 19, 2010 - Msg 77311: Brown wins. Coakley conceeds.
Hmmm. Things could get interesting.


January 19, 2010 - Msg 77312:
Asa-Ya beat me to it. It may be
Morning in America, The Sequel. Just think, hopefully we won't now have to ask the local Political Officer for aspirin.


January 20, 2010 - Msg 77313:
Hello porch family! The concert tonight went great.

Yep.....big win in Mass

Spot.....As for where I go next, after the concert tonight, I have a few days off then I will be in Auburndale,FL Sunday morning, then in Brandon,FL Sunday night. Then Tuesday in Ocala,FL then in Lake City,FL on Wednesday night. THEN HOME on THURSDAY....YES

Ro....not sure if you already know it or not but yesterday we scheduled your church for a concert in 2010. It will be Thursday,October 21. Looking forward to it. Will you be around or is that the week you are on your trip?

Well getting late. Better get some sleep.
Love and prayers for all the porch family.

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77314:
Hmmm...Aunt Bee or Howard Sprague?
Looks like Howard wins! (:

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77315:
Morning Porch

There's a bounce in the ole step this morning.

Here's my Jeff Foxworthy-ish take on the election, concerning B.O. If the people of Massachusetts think you're too liberal, you may be a socialist.



January 20, 2010 - Msg 77316: Yep Auh2o. The sun is a little brighter this morning on my porch. And it's still not even up yet. :) I sure hope there is no delay in seating him, as has been threatened. They wouldn't do that, would they???

Rev, sounds like you'll be home just in time to open the County Insectiside Convention again. It just wouldn't be the same without you kicking things off with the National Anthem.

Well I wonder how Boo has made out with the move? OK I hope. And I sure hope she got Bruce talked into seeing a doctor.

MDC, Ha! I love your Mayberry twist on it. Thanks buddy. Made me laugh.

Hey to Possum, Spot, Maude Hazel, Tom and anyone else I missed.

Maudie, is your health concern ok? Prayers that all is well.

Well I better get going. Plenty to do today.


January 20, 2010 - Msg 77317:
GOOD morning porch!
Thanks asa, seems like there's a little Mayberry in everything! ha
TOM- all OK up your way?
We got lots of much needed rain here yesterday!

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77318: Mornin' y'all! Hooray to the good people of Massachusetts!

MDC,I will e-mail you concerning Pappa Bear's address(es).

Hey to everybody. Hope Albert is ok out in all that California rain. Heard they could get 20 inches-goodness!

Y'all take care!
possum under a rock

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77319: Good morning porch, hope everyone is having a great Wednesday so far. Looks like the rain is headed our way tonight, and all day tomorrow too. Not complaining too much, I can handle that over 3 degree temps any day. REV, my bosses are on vacation around Ocala not sure if they'll be there next Tues or not. I know they would love one of your concerts. Well, I better get at it, working the late shift today and need to get stuff done around here this morning. Ya'll have a great day-Salty Dog

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77320: Good Wednesday Porch, hope all is well today. raining here but I agree with Salty dog, I will take the rain over the single digit cold temps anyday.

Asa, My health concerns are okay but I do have my surgery scheduled for Monday February 1. Should be in the hospital from Monday to Wednesday that week if all goes as planned and then off work for about 2-3 weeks or so. Will have to see about that and how my recovery goes.

Lunch for today will be: broccoli cheese soup, crackers for dunking! grilled ham sandwhiches, moon pies for dessert. sweet tea to drink.

Have a blessed day. prayers all around!

Big Maude

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77321:
Hello porch family

auh2o.....I like your Foxworthy take on the election.

Asa....yep, home just in time for the CI Convention......HMMMMMM...is that the right key for the National Anthem?

MDC....so glad you guys that the rain you needed. Isn't God good!

Salty.....I will be in a park for northern "snow birds" in Ocala. It's a very nice park with an huge auditorium. I've been booking this for years. It's open to the public so if they are still around tell them to come on out. It's right beside SAMS off of exit 350 on I-75. The name of it is Camper Village. Their # is 352-237-3236 for more info. Also if they come tell to be sure to let me know who they are.

Maude....thanks for lunch....that sure is good!

Albert......you ok out there with all the rain? Prayers!

Well got to go for now. Love and prayers!

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77322: Just heard that Charlie Daniels suffered a mild stroke this past Friday. Reports are that he is doing well and plans to continue with his upcoming concerts next month.
"That's how you do it,son!"

Prayers for Charlie-if you've ever seen him in person,you have really seen something!

possum again

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77323: Hi All.
Bin bizz all day cleaning up from all the snow we here.
Rain all day Monday.


January 20, 2010 - Msg 77324:

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77325: Howdy, porch. This is coming to you from my son's laptop. My computer crsshed Tuesday morning. I came home from work, turned the monitor on and found nothing but the blue screen of death. Tried several fixes, nothing worked. My Florida son is here, so he took the hard drive out of it and we overnighted it to his computer guru in Florida. He's going to try to recover my data and load it all onto a new computer - probably a laptop, and send it back to me. It will take a week or more, so I figured I'd better let you all know. Don't want any unnecessary APBs going out for me. I'll probably be pretty scarce until I get set up again. Incidentally, I hate laptops. The keyboard is just annoying. I'll be using my old wireless keyboard with it, and my new/old monitor as well. I just bought the thing, for cryin' out loud!

REV, that's great news about you coming to my church. I don't know when the cruise is, and can't find it on the Mayberry home page right now. I hope it's earlier in the month, because I surely do want to be there.

Well, I'd better get back to the family. I'm having a wonderful time, with both my sons together for the first time in a long time. Florida son is healthy and well, and I praise God for that. He flew out here in the plane he just bought. It's a beauty, a Beachcraft Bonanza, 6 seats.

As for the Massachusetts election, I don't care if they elected a housecat, as long as it broke the Democratic monopoly. Yay!

Be blessed, stay warm and dry. --Romeena

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77326: Well hey gang...just a quick trouble check...rain about 2 hrs away...Heavy all night..flood watch warnings out...I have cut and split wood for 4 or so hrs...SORE!...but almost got the front porch full!!saves me of propane!..hey Rev,possum,Romeena,sterling,auh20,Tom,albert,maude,salty,asa and all my friends.....well let me get the trailer and saw put up and barn buttoned down before the rain....back in just a bit...got a pot of chilie for all in need of food....Good...a little spicey.....SPOT

January 20, 2010 - Msg 77327: Where is everybody?...SPOT

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77328:
Hey spot- Boo still moving, Ro computerless,
albert rained on, etc. We are expecting heavy rain in the morning.
Heard that people in Haiti are turning to God in record numbers. Some good out of the tragedy. PTL.
Prayers continue. Lord be with them.
You all take care,

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77329: Hey Spot, I'm righ'chere! Can't stay too long though as tomorrow is our trip to Chicago. We'll be taking the train. 1st one for Kai, and the 1st real train ride for me. I took a train in Germany, but it was more like an intercity subway type thing. I've always wanted to travel by train. I prefer it to airlines, which as I am sure most of you know I don't trust any further than I could throw them. ;) I know things can happen on trains too, but at least you are closer to the ground when it happens.

I'd appreciate any prayers that our trip is a safe one but also a nice one with little drama. Wife still seems to get testy about most anything, so I hope we can have at least a few days of peace while we are there. Maybe the steady, slower-pace of the train trip will do everybody some good.

Sorry about your computer, Ro. Hope you get back to your old desktop soon.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77330: Hi All.
Just a nice day, but ging to rain tonight.
Hope Boo is all tight and the movre easy for thim.


January 21, 2010 - Msg 77331: Good morning porch!...rain went through here last night and now its sunny!....gona cut wood again today...Maude ya got lungh?..if not lets have some grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup....hey sterling and Tom...Rev?...Mavis?..Lucy?....SPOT

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77332: Spot yo can fine MAVIS AND LUCY OVER AT FACEBOOK


January 21, 2010 - Msg 77333: Just thought I'd pop in quick and wish Albert and MDC good thoughts. They are getting big big rains today from what I read. Stay dry guys.


January 21, 2010 - Msg 77334:
Morning porch family

Ro....hope you get that computer back real soon. Not the same here without you.

Albert....you guys ok out there with the rain?

MDC...YES.....that is my prayer...that through all this trial, Haiti will turn to God in a "real" way!

Spot....how much more wood you got to cut? Maybe we can all meet over at the dog house and help stack it.

Boo...we can come by there and help you move also. Hope things are going smooth for you guys. I know you're excited to get in.

Well I'll check back later. You all have a Jesus filled day.
Love and prayers!

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77335: Good afternoon porch, just stopping by for a minute. We've got rain as well, supposed to rain all day.

leaving a little early today to take my daugther to an appointment after school then home to do some chores. Can someboday send Malcom Meriweather over my way please.

Good to see everyone today, safe travels and prayers and blessings all around.

Big Maude

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77336: oops, should be can somebody send Malcom my way not "someboday".

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77337: Hey Y'all- Raining here too,although nothing like out West. Y'all hang in there-don't float away!

Hey,MDC, don't forget to e-mail me that address when you can. Thanks!

Got a headache,so think I'm gonna cut this short & go rest. Y'all take care-love to all!
possum under a rock

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77338:
psssum-will do, was just dead dog tired when i got home last night.
Slow day on the porch.
Been raining all day today. We need it.
Good to see the "sky being cleaned!" (:
No one answered my trivia 77309- 4th grade, miss Moran, and Beast of the fourth floor. (:
Prayers for Boo and Sterling families.

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77339: Rev I really cant get enough wood...I use it in the house and then when we go camping we burn quite a bit...gosh I keep an eye out for down wood and it aint nothing for me to stop and ask for it and most people say sure take it!....possum I will check my mail in just a bit...MDC it is slow here...man the temp sure droped here...down from 58 at noon till in the 30"s....ok im gona go check facebook....got pintos and smoked hog jowl with sweet onions in the crock pot....SPOT

January 21, 2010 - Msg 77340: Evenin', fellow porchers! What a rain soaked week (and still expecting a bit more). Thanx for all the prayers! Roof leaked and leaked more still. Only good thing about that was that only previous water damaged stuff got damaged again (lol!). I'm not near the foothills so flooding wasn't a worry. Still, houses near my area were prone to problems 'cause of runoff jumping curbs and running up onto front yards. I spent some time helping an older couple down the street sandbag their garage and front door area.
Raining off and on right now as I type....


January 21, 2010 - Msg 77341: NFL this weekend -
I'm going with Colts and Saints for the wins.
So Cal is supposed to have sunny (but cold) weather on Sunday. Nice!!
All my best and more to you all. Take care, porch gang! :-)


January 22, 2010 - Msg 77342: Hi all.
I wish rain would go away to summer come and we can uesd the rain. :(
Will my stepdad can not waite to warm day come for he can start bagging me about fishing all day.:( but one nice thing is that the friend across the road is not going to leave.

Have a good day, we often hear
Sometime in a cheery voice;
My answer is, Thank you, I will
You see, it's my God-given choice.
God gave us minds with which to think,
To analyze and choose...
His guidance and His wisom, too,
Are there for us to use.


January 22, 2010 - Msg 77343:
Hello porch family
The porch has surely been quite. Praying everyone is doing good.

Love and prayers!

January 22, 2010 - Msg 77344: Anyone interested in supporting my daughter and future son in law on a 2 month missionary trip to Ethiopia?
If so, go to https://www.givealittle.co.nz/member/wesleyandleah

This will be my daughter second trip to Africa. After the living conditions from the first trip, I'm surprise she's going again, but she is. Her first trip cost her around $3,500 which she saved for over a year and paid every nickel herself. That was only for two weeks. This one is 2 months.

Anything would be a blessing.


January 22, 2010 - Msg 77345: chuckbuckner@cox.net is my email address if you have any questions or need any further information.

Prayers are appreciated as well :-)

January 22, 2010 - Msg 77346: Good afternoon everyone. Hope all are well today.

It was great to see your handle up there, CHUCK. Prayers for your daughter's trip--such a wonderfule thing! I'll check out that site.

A belated welcoem to ALBERT. Pleased to meet you. I used to be more of a regular. My verbosity was legendary. Now I drop in from time to time. Think of me as the porch's black sheep or wierd cousin.

Thanks for that, TOM. Can always count on you for a pick-me-up.

Well, politicos, the Supreme Court really hit a clinker on this one. Don't know where their head was at. Questionable Constitutionality and undoubtable negative effects. We can kiss individual interests goodbye, in my opinion.

Have a great weekend.

January 22, 2010 - Msg 77347: CHUCK: I checked out the website. However, I noticed that it's security certificate has expired. You may want to make your daughter aware of that. It may make some people hesitant to contribute online, though probably means nothing. Just thought you'd like to know.


January 22, 2010 - Msg 77348: Thanks MT. I will pass the info along, but I'm sure it's secure.
Thanks for showing interest.

January 22, 2010 - Msg 77349: MT- You can also use paypal to my email address and I can transfer that to my daughters account.



January 22, 2010 - Msg 77350: "CHUCK"...good to see ya buddy and I will check the site out...hey Rev,possum hope yer feeling better..Maude have ya got any lunch left overs?..im behind...well a cool Ga day here...gona go wash the truck and get ready for my work week to start in the morning..will be back in a bit...hey MT,Tom and all....SPOT

January 22, 2010 - Msg 77351: Hi porch friends!Hope you all are doing good.Sorry to hear about the rain some of you are having,we hven't had alot here,thank God.And no snow either,which Im thankful for.Can't rock long just wanted to visit for a second.Prayers for all,and Spot,I'll take a grilled cheese and tomato soup to go!-ky girl

January 22, 2010 - Msg 77352:
Hey Folks

We have a nice little January thaw going on here. I don't think we've gotten 6 inches over the last ten days.

Asa-The Left thinks that Mass. election proved they weren't liberal enough? Wow!! B.O. looks like One-An-Done!! I just wish he'd keep his trap shut. He's killing our 401K.

Rev-You've got a nice website. I love checking it out.

albert-I've had some trouble the last couple of winters with ice dams which have caused a leaky roof. I think I've found the cause, very bad heat loss in one of the fireplaces.

Me-They Hey Bud, great to see ya but I couldn't disagree more about the S.C.


January 22, 2010 - Msg 77353:
Just a quick hello!
will be by later,

January 22, 2010 - Msg 77354: Hey there, Me-They! Thanx for the welcome!

Seems the rain has gone for awhile (over my area of Los Angeles County that is). Still raining in other parts of the southland tho'.
Nigerian oil stocks, UK and Swiss lotto, South African gold mines... so many opportunities for me to get rich! Even better is that apparently I've already won! I guess the rainbow ends right here in my inbox... but I'll have to take a pass on all that wealth. I wouldn't know what to do with all that $$$$! (lol!!)


January 23, 2010 - Msg 77355: Mornin' Y'all! Hope everyone has a great weekend & that our missing Porchsters (Boo,Ro, & everybody) are doing well.

LOL @ Albert! Yeah,I've had Nigerian lawyers try to give me millions from a "deceased relative" & I've "won" the UK lottery more times than I can count!

Well, let's head over to Spot's doghouse & see if he will rustle up some breakfast for us.

Take care,all.
possum under a rock

January 23, 2010 - Msg 77356: Morning gang..possum hun we will have a Brunch at 11..eggs benedict,coffee...hey albert...cloudy today...heavy storms moving in Ga and right over me tomorrow...may be a busy day at work!..flooding possible...well see yall at brunch...Rev you and Boo show up....SPOT

January 23, 2010 - Msg 77357: Morning Porchters.
Glad you survived the rain Albert. How many pots did you have to set out? LOL

Hey Possum, yer rich huh? How cool is that?

Auh2o, Yea, the left seems unable or unwilling to see the writing on the wall. At this point I think I'm ok with it though. It is really going to cost them in the long haul, if we can survive their antics.

Hey Ky girl, good to see you. Glad yer staying dry.

Chuck old buddy. Great to see you friend. I'll go check out that site. I heard you was in Dee-troit.

Hey MT. Good to see you. I wish you didn't feel like a black sheep though. We can agree to disagree on things without being disagreeable, agree? (wow, thats a butt load of agreeing going on lol)

Hope Boo is ok, and Bruce is ok. I'm a bit worried we haven't heard from her.

Hope Ro gets back on the air quick too. She went down about the same time Air America did. I hope it's not the Fairness Doctorine raising it's ugly head. LOL

Well better go fire up the snow blower. We got a few new inches last night.


January 23, 2010 - Msg 77358: Hey Spot. Didn't see you there.Stay dry and I'll see you at brunch.


January 23, 2010 - Msg 77359: Well, good morning, porch! Gosh, I miss you all! My son flew home yesterday morning. I took him to the little airport where he had hangared his plane, and stayed to watch until he left. It feels a bit strange to sit there and watch the little boy that used to fly gas-powered models by the hour, as he very professionally went through the pre-flight checks, then climbed into that plane and sailed off into the sky. Wow!

My daughter and my grandson and daughter's boyfriend came in last night, so I'm on Richard's laptop, which he very kindly set up for me. I'm absolutely shocked by how lost and disconnected I'm feeling, without my computer. Oh - the word from the computer guru in Florida is that the hard drive is fried, data is not recoverable, at least not by him. As he said, if there's something of national importance on there, he knows where he can send it and they can almost certainly recover it, but it will cost very large bucks. Uh, guess not.

The good news is that I had backed it up onto a stick, but it was about a year ago. Stupid, I should have been doing that every week. However, I wasn't really impressed with the importance, because I've never had a drive to crash before. Now I have, and as Barney says, once burned - lesson learned. One mistake - better cake. So, what is going to happen is - Bruce (the computer guy, not Boo's Bruce) is getting a new computer out there in Florida, will load it with the programs he knows I use, then will transfer the data that's on the stick, and will then ship the computer to me. This is going to take a week or two, so I will still be offline for a while. Yuck, not fun.

REV, I checked on the cruise, and we will be coming home on that day, arriving in Dallas in early afternoon, so WILL be able to attend the concert! Yay! Cutting it close, but will make it.

Well, guess I'd better get back to family. Be blessed, my friends. Oh, and Me-They, it's good to see you - wish you wouldn't stay away so much. --Romeena

January 23, 2010 - Msg 77360: Asa - at last count, I was at two bathroom wastebaskets and two mop pails. Sun is out now, so now I can use those receptacles for what they were originally intended for!

Saturday greetings to The Front Porch gang!


January 23, 2010 - Msg 77361:
Hey Folks

Sunny and sunny today, mid 40's

Asa-I think you're right the more we let them (The Left) blather on the more it helps America see the dubiousness of their actions. All and all it was a great week the Massachusetts win, health care dies, Air America dies, and the Supreme Court sides with the First Amendment. All on B.O.'s watch, very nice.

Romeena-We lost a computer and all the info on it a few years, ouch! Hope you get up and running soon.

albert-Aren't those e-mails ridiculous? Who fails for them?

See ya'll later,

January 23, 2010 - Msg 77362: Good evening porch..hey auh2o,Romeena hope ya get yer new comp soon...now the "stick" you are talking I guessing that is one of those zip drive things?..man I got a few of them loaded with everything,pics,songs,vids...they are neat to carry to other people to check things out...hey Albert...my good buddy Asa..slow here at work but I expect I will get over that tomorrow...STORMS...100%...well lets hit Olive garden tonight...I can eat lots of stuff there..pasta!!..Possum I will come by and get you and Boo..now that takes care of the front seat..will see yall in a bit....be READY I aint blowing my horn for ever!...get those dogs fired up!....SPOT

January 23, 2010 - Msg 77363: I'll be ready spot. No need to sit out there and blow your horn- that is just plain rude!

You just got a RUDE- betcha ain't never got no RUDE before! LOL

Hey to Ro- we miss you!

See y'all later!
possum under a rock

January 23, 2010 - Msg 77364: Hi All
Will it was a warm sunday up in the 50 for the up ans now we will be going back to the 30 for up on Monday :(
Hope the Srorm that came out of tx did not git BOO.TOM

January 23, 2010 - Msg 77365:
Hello porch family...been a busy day today. Had serveral meetings and tomorrow have two concerts.

auh2o.....thanks for checking out my website. I've got to update it. Running a little behind.

Ro....that's great that you'll be able to get to the concert. Wouldn't be the same without ya!

Spot....hope you guys don't get the storms too bad.

Possum....you've been keeping SC straight while I've been gone haven't you?:)

Well gotta get some things done before bed so get busy.
Jesus loves you so much!
Love and prayers

January 24, 2010 - Msg 77366:
and yes, warning to all--back up frequently.
I bought a $60 800 gig external drive, and back up to it about once a month.
Rains letting up here. Some damage around the state, but mostly all OK.
Prayers for boo's family!

January 24, 2010 - Msg 77367: Good Sunday Morning porch!...good eats last night...Hey MDC...Rev the rain is here..the worst to come around noon..will keep ya posted..let have scrambled egg sandwiches this morning...oj..well gona have preaching on this morning and FOOTBALL this afternoon...GO Vikings!...SPOT

January 24, 2010 - Msg 77368: Hi All.
It look like all the good weather is gong for mow.
Rain is here and some snow tonight.
Going to be some games .


January 24, 2010 - Msg 77369: Hey to all - coming to you once again from a laptop - this time it's my daughter's boyfriend's, which he very kindly hooked up here at the house for me. Great guy, I really like him.

No word on when I'll have my new one, but probably at least a week. Daughter and friend are leaving in an hour or so, so will again be computer-less. Just wanted to say hellow while I had the chance.

Backups? Oh yes. I've learned my lesson. Will probably put one of those external drives on the thing, and will use the sticks as well. This is not fun.

Well, be blessed, all. Better give Richard his computer back. --Romeena