June 22, 2013 - Msg 93932:
ASA- I hear ya! This latest bill I'm afraid will be watered down to be just a joke. Lord help us.

June 22, 2013 - Msg 93933: Swish...good job MDC...good mornng gang!..nice day here ig Ga!...hey Romeena,Boo,possum,MDC,maude,Lucy,Rev and all...well its time to try to keep the lights on till 6pm.....will be back with lunch....anybody got any breakfast for a hungry Dog?.....prayers...SPOT

June 22, 2013 - Msg 93934: I don't keep up with politics as I should, but is there anyone that looks hopeful (Republican) for the next election...I know its a ways off but I'm counting the days! ;)


June 22, 2013 - Msg 93935: Well Boo, the GOP looks to be as divided as I have ever seen it. Not that it's all bad I suppose. But it almost assures we won't see a conservative in the White House in 2016. But alot can happen between now and then. Myself, I have lost hope after the 2012 election. We had a clear choice in candidates and the Nation chose what they wanted. Saddens me, but it is what it is. I think when the real effects of health care kick in next year there is going to be some surprised folks. But even then the supporters seem to not be bothered by it. Mind boggling to me.
I am very pessemistic about our future though and I fully admit it. I do pray I am wrong.


June 22, 2013 - Msg 93936: That's a great question, Boo. I wish I had a good answer. One young man that comes to mind for me is Rand Paul, the Republican from Kentucky. I don't know much about him, but I saw this video, and just based on this alone, he looks better than anyone else I've seen. I'm going to be watching him, for sure. Check this out: (http://www.youtube.com/embed/svGDZOW-brA?rel=0)

It's just beautiful here today. Very warm, at 89 at 1:30, but still a pretty day. No clouds, nice breeze, lots of critter traffic out back, and one very busy little critter here in the house with me. She keeps bringing her toys to me, poking me on the ankle with them, doing her best to interest me in a game of keep-away. She doesn't play fetch like most dogs. Her idea of playing with a toy is to bring them to me (or anyone else) and then trot around in small circles in front of me, staying just barely out of reach. I'm supposed to make an effort to grab the toy, but just miss. If I succeed in getting it, she loses interest in that one, and brings another one to the game. If I throw a toy, trying to start a game of fetch, she'll go get it, but doesn't return it, just starts the circling routine. Weird little thing. Oh, and her circles are always clockwise. She never, ever goes to the left. Yep, she's weird, but I love her.

No baseball games today, so maybe I'll get some writing done. Lots of ideas running around in my head, I need to get them into the computer before I forget them! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 22, 2013 - Msg 93937: I'm glad there were no baseball games. It's 95 right now, and pretty humid. Depending on which park they might have played in, it could have been really miserable. Most of the parks have covered bleachers, and even big trees that shade the covers, and it can be fairly pleasant in those. Others have only the minimum protective cover to shield people from fly balls, but unless the sun is directly overhead, they're not much good for shade. Those can get really, really hot.

There is a mosquito in this house, and I'm going to get him. He seems to be camping under my desk, because every time I sit down here, he attacks my ankles. I'm going to shut Toye Starr in the bedroom, and get my spray and go to war. I hate mosquitoes! If I could catch him, I'd bend his little beak, and slap his skinny little jaws, and tie his wings in a knot. That'd teach him! Since I'm not likely to catch him though, I'm just going to get him with the spray. I'll find his little corpse lying on my bathroom countertop later on. I don't know why, but anytime I spray a mosquito anywhere in the house, they go in there to die! Maybe they're "going to the light...." hehehe. --Romeena

June 22, 2013 - Msg 93938: The formula...Add (1) mosquito + 2 parts bat, slightly shaken not stirred = Happy Romeena!
Or dress up Toye Starr like a bat and let her do her thing? NO CHEMICALS! Just trying to help....


June 22, 2013 - Msg 93939: #93936 link: READ A BILL BEFORE YOU VOTE ON IT? WHAT A CONCEPT!! 10% approval rating? I think even that number is inflated...
"I'm just sayin!"....G-F

MDC's brothers campaign slogan should just say...75% it would be straight and to the point!

It would be like a 1st grader saying: "6th grade is good enough for me"....

June 22, 2013 - Msg 93940: Ro, you remind me of my dear old dad...he would absolutely wage war with the bug spray until hunted down that ONE mosquito! ;)


June 23, 2013 - Msg 93941: My war must have worked, because I'm at my desk right now and haven't been bitten. I'll have to go see if he went to my bathroom sink to die. If he did, I guess I'll just happily wash him down the drain. Actually, to be correct, it would be "she". It's my understanding that only the female mosquitoes bite, and they're the only ones who hum in your ear. So, as my Dale (the weasel) observed, when you hear a mosquito, no problem. It's when you don't hear one that you have to worry.

OK, it's late, and I'm heading for bed. Preachin' comes early in the morning. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

June 23, 2013 - Msg 93942: Good Sabbath porch dwellers.

Boy an ant or a skeeter don't stand a chance in Romeenas world, do they? Can't say as I blame her. I don't like them mosquitos none either. And now they are carrying that west nile virus stuff makes them even worse. It seems we get several folks a year around here who contract that, so I tend to take it serious. Just glad it wasn't around when I was a kid. We would spend a lot of hours irrigating fields in the middle of the night, and despite all we could do, you couldn't help but getting eaten alive by them blood suckers. I remember many a time just being covered with bites and itching like mad.

Well our little break from the heat has been nice Boo. The last several days our afternoon highs have been in the 70's. But today we are going to be pushing 90, and into the triple digits by next week. But it's a dry heat! :)

Better go get ready for preachin. Got some repenting to do.... again.


June 23, 2013 - Msg 93943: Hi All.
Asa I will send you all the heat from here we have bend in the high 80's all week, and all this week to . I want some rain?


June 23, 2013 - Msg 93944: Good afternoon, porch. It's beautiful here today, but gonna be hot. It's already 87, at just past noon. I can imagine what it's going to be like at the ball field at 4:00 this afternoon. If the breeze holds up though, maybe it won't be too bad. There's a nice little breeze right now.

I've got my DVR set to record Nik Wallenda's wire walk over the Grand Canyon this afternoon. Has anybody else been following that? It's been very interesting. They seem to be a devout Christian family. They can be heard praying when they're out on the wire (I would, too!) and their conversation is sprinkled with mentions of their faith. The family has a history of performing that dates back to the 1700s. Nik recently completed the walk down in Puerto Rico, the one where his great-grandfather, Karl, fell to his death in 1978. Nik's walk was shown on TV last night, and probably will be done again today. It's worth watching. His mother decided at the last minute to do the walk with him, from the opposite direction. At the mid-point, she has to sit down on the wire and Nik has to step over her in order to complete their pass.

The same question always comes to my mind when I see a performance like that. I wonder why they don't just do it from wires about five feet above the ground. All things are equal, same balance and skill is needed, but without the risk of death. I think I answered my own question, though. Without the risk, all things are NOT equal. Remove the surging adrenalin, and it's easy. I can walk very well along a beam lying on the ground. Lift it even a foot off the ground, and I suddenly find it very difficult. Well, whatever. I think it's fascinating, and I want to see him succeed.

Well, guess I'd better get busy. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 23, 2013 - Msg 93945: Romeena I will be watching the canyon walk but (asking all porchers) do you think its all real?...good day here at work, watched good preaching on TV..off at 6pm..Rev and all race fans its road racing this afternoon...im getting to like them more than I used to...hey asa,MDC,Boo,Tom and local Lucy...well let me get some food and get ready fot the race...prayers to all....SPOT

June 23, 2013 - Msg 93946: Oh great, West Nile Virus. I mean, I have heard of it, but just haven't heard of anyone getting it around here. Where abouts are you from again, Asa? I know I have bitten a number of times so far this year, and once just today. Usually it's on my walks with Noah. The good thing is, they never seem to attack him. It's like they can't even tell he is there. I am just glad they are going for me and not him though. Looks like I'd better look up some of the symptoms of that virus, just in case.

Spot, hard to tell what's real and what's not these days.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 23, 2013 - Msg 93947:
Howdy porch family....wow I have been so busy....thank You Jesus! Been missing you all but it's sometimes hard to get on here and post when on the road. The tour is going great. Heading into the New England area this coming week with a quick stop in WV for a concert.

Love and prayers for all my porch family!

June 23, 2013 - Msg 93948: "Almost heaven
West Virginia
Blue ridge mountains
Shenandoah river
Dark and dusky
painted on the sky
whispy shades of moonshine
teardrops in my eye
Take me home
Country roads
To the place
I belong
West Virginia
Mountain's Mama
Take me home
Country roads

How about it Rev? Am I ready to join the tour? Lyrics may be off a tad. Going by memory. :)


June 23, 2013 - Msg 93949: Mercy sakes, I went and read the lyrics. I really butchered that thing. Goy verses mixed up and words wrong, probably even the wrong melody. I guess I'm still only worthy of my shower. Oh well, you gotta have dreams. :)


June 23, 2013 - Msg 93950: Asa, You sounded just like John Denver...only different...haha! J-D was one of my favorites too.

Man..I just finished watching the guy cross the Grand Canyon wow what a feat! I have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time let alone walk on a cable across the G-C...As Brisco said:"More power to ya"!

Asa, ya know thank God I'm a Country Boy too?


June 24, 2013 - Msg 93951: "OFF!" (:

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93952:
DBacks took the Reds to the cleaners! :)

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93953:

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93954:
ASA-to paraphrase a Seinfeld ep, "IT WAS REAL, AND IT WAS SPECTAULAR! :)

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93955: Oops, that one was for SPOT.

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93956:
Not sure why I posted that way tonight, just felt like it I guess.
ASA- here's how it's done, ha:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSmh6FO3T74
Prayers continue for all porchsters! Luv ya,

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93957: The walk was a show for sure...happy b-day Rev..hey MDC,Boo,Asa,SH and all....well is a fine morning in Ga...im here at work till 2...better get busy....prayers...SPOT

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93958: Morning, Porch. I didn't check in yesterday...too much going on with my cousins from Michigan here. We had a nice family gathering here and lots of good food. My cousins didn't leave until after 9pm so I was able to spend several hours with them yesterday and on Saturday.

I found out yesterday that one of our church members, who is 70, was attacked in her home Saturday night. A 16 yr old came in through an unlocked door and stabbed her several times but she managed to actually get the knife from him somehow and his hand was lacerated badly enough that he fled and left a trail of blood from her house to his, several blocks away. The officers followed the trail right to his home and arrested him, but not before he put up a struggle and was accidentally shot in the leg. Please pray for Linda as she recovers. I just noticed a request on the prayer chain in which she asked prayer for herself and her attacker. This all happened in the same small town in which the two young women were shot last year. They never found the man that shot them. Crazy times.


June 24, 2013 - Msg 93959: Wow, Boo, that's really scary. I'm so glad the woman survived the attack, and I have to say, while I admire her for praying for the attacker, I must confess that I'm not sure I could have done the same. She's right to pray for him, because that's the only chance he has. It appears that the police have enough evidence that a conviction will be easy. If he's tried as a juvenile, they'll probably put him in juvenile detention until he's 18 (a slap on the wrist) and he'll scoff at that and get out to do the same or worse. If they try him as an adult, he'll go into prison with hardened criminals, and will come out like one of them. So, the only chance he has is for the Holy Spirit to get hold of him and convict him in his heart. That's the only conviction that really matters. With that, he'll serve whatever sentence he receives, and will turn his life around. Who knows, maybe just knowing that she prayed for him will spark such a series of events. I truly wish I could say I would do what she has done in the circumstances, but honesty forces me to admit that it would be very hard.

Did I tell you - we are about 99% certain that the person who came into David and Brittney's house that day, and kicked Bentley across the room - was the 14-yr old foster child who lives across the street. I think I told you about him. About a year ago, he went into another home in the neighborhood at about 2 a.m.. The father in the home heard his 2-yr old daughter make a noise, and got up to check. He found that boy standing in the child's bedroom. He had gotten the child out of bed and was standing there holding her. When he saw the father, he threw the child on the bed, shoved the father out of the way and ran out of the house. Police helicopters came, and they chased him all over the area, finally getting him in custody around dawn. They had to wake up the foster parents to tell them what had happened. They took the kid away, and no one really knew what happened to him.

Well, right after the close call Brittney had, they discovered that the kid was back in the foster home. No one knew he was back. That got David to thinking, so one day when the kid was out shooting baskets on Landry's hoop, David went out and struck up a conversation with him. It went something like this: "Just thought I'd let you know, so you can be on guard. Tell your folks. Some guy is going around the neighborhood, walking into houses, evidently trying to catch a woman off guard. He came in our house, and kicked my dog when the dog challenged him. Good thing for him, he ran and didn't come on in, because what he didn't know was that my wife was standing around the corner with a .45, ready to blow his head off if he stepped out into her sight." David said the kid was kind of smirking during the first part, but his eyes got real big and scared-looking when he mentioned the gun. They feel pretty sure he was the intruder. Anyway, they notified the police, and told them the whole thing, and asked them to patrol the area pretty often. That very night, after midnight, they were awakened by the banging noise as the kid was again shooting hoops on their driveway. David called the police, a car was just two blocks away, and came immediately. There is a curfew, so the police took the kid home. They had to bang on the door, and finally on the bedroom window, to awaken the foster parents, who naturally had no idea the kid was out of the house.

Now I ask you - why has the system left that kid with those people when they're obviously not fit to be responsible for a problem kid like that? And after being caught holding someone's little girl in her own bedroom in the middle of the night, why is he roaming free? This boy obviously needs help, and very close supervision, but he's getting neither. He'll end up hurting or killing somebody, and then, finally, something will be done.

Well, I've written too much, but this is a real concern. Boo's story confirms that the problem is a big one, it's happening all over. Kids growing up without proper loving care and little or no exposure to spiritual things - what do we expect? --Romeena

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93960: Wow...that is very, very scary, and don't even get me started on the problems with "the system". I am still so mad at the state of texas for taking those poor children out of Warren Jeffs compound only to put them back again that I could just scream. I don't get it, and never will I guess. I am, however, very glad that David had a talk with that kid.

And on that note (of children growing up with no exposure to spiritual things), I have to get ready to take seven little girls to vacation bible school in an hour! Some from homes in which there is no spiritual exposure, I am sure. Pray they receive something lasting. :)


June 24, 2013 - Msg 93961: Bless you, Boo. God will remember. And who knows when some tiny seed will take root? I remember our pastor in Springfield, MO. He was born to abusive parents who eventually dumped him on his grandparents and vanished. The grandparents didn't really want him, and the grandfather used him on the farm like slave labor. When things didn't turn out right, he beat the kid for it, whether it was his fault or not. The pastor walked with a permanent limp and used a cane due to the beatings he had received as a child.

Anyway, at some point, a neighbor or someone took him to church a few times, and I guess the little seed was planted. As he grew older he began slipping away to go to church on his own, and when he was old enough, he left home and somehow made his own way. He worked at any job he could get, put himself through school, and ended up as a Baptist minister. A very fine man, utterly fearless. He would snag one of the deacons (quite often Dale, if he was going into a bad place) and would go and make home visits. Dale said one man met them with a shotgun and very profanely told them to take their "God stuff" and leave.

Still, he made those visits weekly. He said there were too many people who needed to hear, and mentioned that there were times when God's word was all that kept him going. So, Boo, keep on doing what you're doing, and may God richly bless your efforts. --Romeena

June 24, 2013 - Msg 93962: That is really something, Ro. Isn't it a miracle that an unloved child, such as your pastor, found Jesus and because of it, he learned how to love others?..fearlessly. God bless him. :)

VBS was fun. My pastor, Mark, called today and said he needed a helper and since I was his helper last year, I decided to help. We have the 5th and 6th graders..about 20 of them. The little girls I took with me were ages 5-9, and as I suspected, were unchurched and I think were living with their grandmother for awhile. I didn't pry into why, but grandmother was very happy that I was taking them to VBS. She seemed like a very nice woman. The little girls loved it and want to go all week. :)


PS-Thank you for those kind words, Ro.

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93963:
RO, BOO and all...I wanted to let you know about something that is happening in my area, and may also be in other areas. It was on the news Sunday evening. Burglers are breaking into cars in CHURCH parking lots on Sunday mornings, taking only the registration and G door opener.
Then they go to that house, knowing the owners are at church, and robbing it!! So we are now asked to
take our reg and openers out when arriving at church! Lord be with us.
I will also be praying for that woman and her assailant.
Jesus help us!

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93964: I found out from Mark yesterday that the woman who was stabbed is some sort of security at the hospital and even he, as her pastor, couldn't see her. It seems that she and her attacker are in the same hospital, so there you go. Stupid...we have several hospitals in Corpus Christi, so why him in the same one? They had a report on the news last night and they mayor of Portland (the woman's hometown), said he has been trying to see her and hasn't been allowed to.

Well, that is a shame about what is going on in your area, MDC. I haven't heard of that around here but its only a matter of time.


June 25, 2013 - Msg 93965: Sorry about the typos...I left out some words but you all are smart and can figure out what I was trying to say, right? hehe


June 25, 2013 - Msg 93966: I type like a drunk this morning. sheesh.


June 25, 2013 - Msg 93967: Good morning, porch. I agree, Boo, putting both people in the same hospital wasn't the brightest decision they could have made. It might have been necessary in an emergency situation - nearest ER, etc. - but by now, one of them could have been transferred elsewhere, preferably the attacker. Would definitely have reduced the security risk. I do hope they have the boy under armed guard.

MDC, our church has a volunteer "parking lot patrol" that's active during services. Two or three men walk and/or drive through the parking lot, following a random, unpredictable pattern. We've had several cars broken into in the past, but I don't think the situation you mentioned has happened. Yet. Not a bad idea, taking the door opener with you. Of course, if anyone got mine and came in here, they'd be met with a screaming alarm that's using cellular service to notify ADT, and past experience proves the police response time to be about three minutes.

Well, drat. The fridge in the garage is up to its old tricks again. Eight months ago, I spent almost $200 on it, because it wasn't getting cold air into the box, yet the freezer section was at 22. Seems the defroster thingy quit working. So, my service man replaced it. Now it has done it again. Called the man, and he advised me not to repair it. Also advised me to have someone open a vent in the garage ceiling, into the attic. He says the heat is causing the problem. I reminded him of the box I bought in 1974 for $50 at a garage sale. It was running fine, but a few days after we got it, the freezer was freezing but the box was warm. This same guy came and replaced the defrost heater for $75, and that fridge ran for us for 25 years, no problems. Then I decided to replace the one in the house, and moved the old one to the garage, and gave Old Faithful to my son, who used it in his garage up until about two years ago. Now I'm having all this trouble and my guy says it's the heat. I reminded him of the old box, that ran - in the heat - for so many years. He said, "Yes, but that box was made in the USA. This one was made in China." 'Nuff said.

You know, I can't help but wonder. Do the Chinese have different quality standards for products made to be sold in China? Do they get the good stuff and we get the junk? Wouldn't surprise me one bit. Well, anyway, now it appears that I've got to buy a refrigerator. Repair guy told me to get the cheapest Whirlpool I can find. All I need is something to keep sodas, water and watermelons cool, and to catch overflow food at holiday times. It doesn't need an icemaker or any other bells and whistles. He said the cheapest Whirlpool made will still be a better appliance than anybody else's top of the line. I don't know if he knows what he's talking about or not, but I do know that for at least forty years he has made his living servicing appliances. He knows what he works on the most.

Well, gotta run. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93968: Good afternoon porch, just stopping by to tell Rev.
Happy Birthday! Have a great day!
Big Maude

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93969: Ro, what is really scary is the food that comes to us from China, and there is ALOT of it...brand names that you would never suspect. If their quality standards are low, you don't want to eat food from China, I would think. I can't understand why American brands of food can't be made in America.


June 25, 2013 - Msg 93970: Howdy Porch!

Been too busy to stop by and rock a spell...Friends and Family that were town over the weekend just left today; have more coming through on Friday night and expect more in town during the week after the fourth of July...maybe I need to put a Motel 8 sign in my front yard and put the boys in bellhop outfits...LOL

Sad that the last 13/14 Summer League Baseball games are tonight but we need the break before Fall Baseball starts in August...don't make sense to this Hillbilly that our Spring Baseball seasons for the schools starts in February and ends in May...the Summer League begins at the end of May and ends in June...Fall Baseball starts in August and ends in October...seem just a bit outside the seasons corner to borrow a line from the movie Major League.

Wow Boo, MDC and Ro that is some wild happenings in your areas but the sad thing it is everywhere now; it really makes my heart ache for the days of when life was like Mayberry...so sad when you can't feel safe in your own home or your own house of worship both should be the place(s) where you feel the most accepted, most loved, most comfortable and your safe haven from all things in life.

We that know that this world is not all there is and that we are just passin through can find solice in knowing that our Saviour Jesus Christ will be coming for those who know Him personally...and we that do know Him are to be about the business of telling others about His Loving Saving Amazing Grace as we have experienced it...Thank you Boo for what you are doing and who knows as just as Ro said that a seed you are planting in these girls lives may bring forth abundant fruit just as it did in Ro's Pastor's Life...it is a lesson for all us that there is no such thing as 'being to small to make a difference' when it comes to showing Christ Love to those all around no matter thier condition, age, situation or attitude toward us.

Happy Birthday REV and Prayers and Blessings to all...and God please Bless our Country especially at this time!

I make every effort to buy American made...but now a days if it is assembled or the has the majority of it's parts made here in the USA it is called American made...the term "American Made" used to mean the product was built with pride and to be the best in the world. It is too bad though that it has lost some of it's meaning and it seems like a lot of Americans are not even taking pride in (or forgotten) what the USA was founded on, Christian values and principles, which is exactly why America is the best country in the world.

Getting off my soap box now and looking forward to enjoying an American Small Town Living Blessing tonight of local boys playing baseball in their hometown park.

Ya'll take care and act like somebody!


[Ernest T. Bass has crashed Mrs. Wily's party]
Mrs. Wiley: He burst into the house uninvited and started behaving in the most peculiar manner.
Andy: Like what, Mrs. Wily?
Mrs. Wiley: Oh, he stuck his hand in the punch bowl and ate every bit of the watermelon rind. And if that wasn't enough, he soaked the paper napkins in the punch and then he threw them at the ceiling.
Andy: Didn't anybody try to stop him?
Mrs. Wiley: Mr. Schwump tried to pinch him, but he just giggled and jumped away.

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93971: You are so right, SMH. Christ is the Answer, but so many people these days don't even understand the questions.

I love that scene from Mrs. Wiley's party, especially when she says Ernest T. ate all the watermelon rind. I'm sure that would be pickled watermelon rind, which I'm here to tell you is delish! One of my favorite things, but hard to find anymore. Most stores don't carry it, unless you go to the high-end markets, and then the price is so high you need a ladder. I have ordered it through Amazon, but again, it's very pricey. My grandma used to make it, and it was wonderful. I've thought about trying to do it myself, but I'd have to buy a lot of equipment and have no idea what I'm doing, so I haven't tried it. If I did, I'd make a bit less syrupy-sweet than the store-bought kind. My grandma's pickles were sweet, but not just sticky. The ones I used to get at Stuckey's, the stores along the highways, were perfect, but they don't carry them anymore. Oh well.

Got a fellow on the way over to see if my big old chair can be re-done. It's like me, kinda old and saggy, and it's starting to affect my back. I think all it needs is new cushions. It was good stuff when I bought it, and the frame and springs are still solid. The cushions are just a little beaten down. It's all equipped with zippers, so it should be an easy fix.

Gotta run, he'll be here shortly. --Romeena

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93972: Would Ro's Rinds be like Bea's pickles? (:

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93973: Romeena, Take it from me...most frigerlators (that's what my granddaughter calls them) are not worth the weight of tin they are made from these days. I think we are down to 2 or 3 factories left in the US that makes refrigerators, A/C's, dehumidifiers, they all come off the same assembly line they just put different "name" labels on them. In my opinion the problem started when they put the condenser coils "under" the refrigerator with a fan to disperse the heat. They did that so they could be put in a tighter space. If the coils are on the back as they used to be and you had a good air flow around them the heat dispersed better. I believe Asa can concur I think there are only 2 companies that make compressors for them and when they crash it's the death sentence for the appliance.
If yours has the coils "underneath" the fan may not be working or clogged. The compressor overheats and shuts down, this mimics other problems. I have always had good results by starting there. If all else fails.."CALL THE MAN"!

Gooberfife knows more then Gomer when it comes to Frige's...


June 25, 2013 - Msg 93974: "How do you do Mrs. Wi-lee." (:

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93975: Good evening, porch. G-F, thanks for the info, and what you said makes good sense. I don't think that's the problem in this case though, because the freezer is still at 22. If I understand correctly, if the compressor dies, there's no more cold. There's plenty of cold air, it just can't get from the freezer to the fridge box because ice has built up. That has happened because the timer on the defroster has failed. At least that's what my repairman said. He said it will probably continue because of the heat. Of course, this is the same man who advised me to cut a hole in the ceiling above the fridge, put a box fan facing upward over the hole, leave the garage door open a half inch or so to allow to come in. He said that would help cool the garage. Well, my garage is well insulated, including the door, and it rarely gets above 85, and usually is below that. When it's 105 outside, and 85 or less inside, I fail to see how pulling outside air into the garage is going to make it cooler. Have I missed something?

You a/c guys - what's your opinion of Whirlpool as a manufacturer of refrigerators? I know they make several other brands, including Kenmore, but I don't know who the other ones are. I've always been partial to Whirlpool appliances, but I have to wonder if they're still as good as they used to be. I think things are going to get worse and worse as we get more and more of the Chinese junk in our homes. I just don't know what we can do about it.

Well, I'm off to watch a little TV, then head for bed. Blessings, all. --Romeena

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93976: Uh, that should be "to allow AIR to come in." You probably knew what I meant. --Romeena

June 25, 2013 - Msg 93977: Thank you for those encouraging words, SMH. :) These little girls really need to hear about God's love. Tonight while driving them home, I heard a very shocking song they were singing (which I wouldn't even repeat here), and I had to gently let them know that it wasn't a nice song for little girls to sing and they should sing another. Wow. I also heard them reciting that little poem that goes, "..first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes mother with the baby carriage,"...but they added, "But that's not all, but that's not all. Here comes the baby drinking alcohol". What?! These little girls are ages 5-9. I asked one of the other girls that was sitting in the front with me (who is 10), where they would hear such a thing and she said, "In school, no doubt". I guess we used to say some pretty bad rhymes in school, but I think we were older. I hope so, anyways.


June 25, 2013 - Msg 93978:
Howdy porch family....thank you all for the birthday wishes. It's been a good day with my family.
Ya'll have a good night and remember Jesus loves you!
Love and prayers!

June 26, 2013 - Msg 93979: Romeena, I have found Whirlpool products to be good products and repair friendly. They too make alot of different "Makes" the change the sticker on the line senerio that I spoke of earlier.
They do Sears Kenmore, Roper and I think Kitchen Aid. They do this for the people who "Brand shop"
like "Hotpoint" GE bought out that line 30+ years ago so the people who like Hotpoint's are happy, but they are getting a GE. See how that works..
As far as your Frig problem I did not realize that you had cold in the freezer..so it is a evaporator fan motor proble,defrost timer, or the defrost heater,also there is what's called a "ternimating defrost stat" that clips right on the coil that tells the defroster to turn on or off incase the defrost timer faults. Also the "condensation" drain that takes away the defrosted ice water can get clogged and make the water back up causing exsesive icing on the coils, more than the defroster can handle until blewie a big ice dam, then the air can not blow thru the coils which goes to the fresh food part.
Check the drain 1st since you already had the timer & heater replaced. One good thing it is not a "Death" sentance for it. Hope this helped!


June 26, 2013 - Msg 93980: Well, getting on the porch late today. Had terrible insomnia last nigth...have no idea why. I usually sleep very well. Anyway, feel hung over. Hope the rest of you are having a good day.


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93981:
HI ALL, I'm very bummed out about where the USA is headed.
Mayberry and the front porch are a nice respite,
but then reality sets in. 5 people tear down thousands of years of our society's basis for survival. All the past great societies tried this same experiment and they all quickly declined and fell apart; and we now walk thru their crumpled columns, the vestiges of their wrong decisions.
Sorry for the soapbox, but I sure do long for those Mayberry-like days once again.
Prayers for all,

June 27, 2013 - Msg 93982: I feel your pain, MDC.

It was a slow day on the porch yesterday. Hope more folks decided to come by today.

I am getting tired and ready for VBS to be over but 2 more days...well, one, actually and then Friday is a pool party for the kids.

Sean starts his job today...orientation, anyway. He is so excited so I really hope he likes the job. He wants a paycheck so badly so he can get a car.

Better git! Plenty to do.


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93983: Hi All
I said send some rain and it raining like no end!


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93984: Good morning, porch! Hey, TOM, when you get enough of that rain, send it my way. We could use it here. We've had a little, but still in drought conditions, based on the total rainfall this year. The lakes and reservoirs are seriously low, and we're on moderate watering restrictions. We can only water twice a week. You'd think that would be enough, but when the temp is reaching triple digits, and there's a hot wind blowing, it doesn't take long for things to dry out. I watered on Tuesday, but lots of things are drooping out there now. They won't be watered again until Saturday morning, and some won't make it that long. So, I'll be doing some hand-watering. We can still do that. I guess they figure if you're willing to stand in the heat and hold a waterhose in your hand, it must be important, and also, I think they know that no one is going to do that for very long. I had a nice bed of petunias, but they're gone. Fried. I watered them, but the heat is just too severe, and they can't take it.

Woohoo! The man returned my chair seat cushion this morning, and brought some filler for the back cushions. Wow, what a difference! The seat cushion is firm and I no longer sink into a hole when I sit down. The filler in the back cushions gives me a lot more back support, and holds my body forward so that my head can go back, instead of being pushed forward. Short people like me have a hard time with big chairs - we always end up with our chin on our chest, unless the back has some projection to reverse that. Anyway, the chair is maybe even a bit more comfortable than when it was new, and he only charged me $75. I think it was a bargain! A new chair would have been several hundred! I think this will help my back problems quite a bit.

Well, guess I'd better get busy. I need to get some writing done. Blessings! --Romeena

June 27, 2013 - Msg 93985: Hooray, I finished my editing project! Now I'm waiting for instructions on where to send it. It was fun. Some beautiful stories, very touching. Some of it was hard to edit without spoiling the flavor, especially when the sentence was a direct quote. So, I tried to remedy just the worst grammatical errors and left some of it alone, because you could tell it was just how the speaker talked. It was fun, and I enjoyed it.

It's 95 here, at 2 p.m. Supposed to reach 101 by late afternoon. I guess we're really in it now, and it's not even July yet. Gonna be hot this summer, I'm thinking.

Well, I guess I'd better get on to my own writing project. I've got two or three things going, and I need to get them finished. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 27, 2013 - Msg 93986: Its supposed to be in the triple digits here all weekend. :( Unusual for us in June. We never see triple digits until August.


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93987: Well I guess it's hot all over. We are at 101 at 4:00 in the afternoon. And they say we are going to be there for at least the next 5 days.

How was Seans first day at work Boo? Well I hope. Did Bruce ever get his heart checked out? I met with my Cardiologist on Monday. Everything looks good he said. I've been on a mild blood thinner since the procedurefor precautionary reasons. But he saya by August I should be able to be done with them. So I'm pretty happy.

Yea MDC, we are a mess. Very disturbing.

Better get.
Prayers for all.


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93988: Triple digits Boo?...Is that when ya hold up (3) fingers??? Is that like a (3)Pete in sports?
I guess when Michael Jordan was holding up 3 fingers he was really telling the temp. instead of letting everyone know he was shooting a three pointer...Curious, just curious....Sorta like when people just put up 1 finger telling us we are #1? Yep, that's what I'm say'n....
If they hold up all 5 they are just say'n "HOWDY"!


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93989: Well, it's 5:30 and we haven't quite hit 100 yet. We're at a cool and comfy 99! The air is still and heavy, very humid. The birds are literally walking around in the back yard, I guess it's too hot to fly. Beaks open, wings outspread - poor things. I just refreshed the water in all the birdbaths, and put out some seed so they don't have to exert too much to find food. A squirrel has plunked himself down right in the middle of my hollow-rock planter, squashing the potato vines growing there. I think he's burying a pecan, the little varmint. They bring in pecans they've picked up from beneath a tree up the street. It's a native tree, tiny pecans, hard as a rock. Sweet eating if you can manage to get anything out of one, but they're not much bigger than marbles. The squirrels haul them around and bury them everywhere, and once they sprout and get big enough to be spotted in a flowerbed, they've got a root about two feet long, and are impossible to pull up. We often have to get a sharpshooter spade and dig out some little tree that's not much more than a foot tall. Very annoying.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some dinner. Maybe some soup. I don't want anything very heavy, it's too hot! --Romeena

June 27, 2013 - Msg 93990: Good Evening,
Hello friends! How's everyone doing? I'm still primarily using my iPhone to communicate so this may be short. I just wanted to say hey.

I'm still unable to walk and have nerve pain. I see a neurosurgeon on 7/8 so hopefully we will figure it out.

Boo, have fun at vbs. My kids used to go to every one in the area. It was free time for Mama!

Romeena, enjoy your ball games!

Spot, thanks for keeping the lights on.

Happy birthday Rev!

I'm glad you got your rain Tom.

Hey to everyone!


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93991: Wow, that's hot for you all, Asa! Sean's first day went ok but he is tired, thanks for asking. :) I found out that he gets a 25% discount on store brands and he can get a card for me, too. That put a smile on my face because I use alot of store brands.

Ro, while I was at VBS, someone came and brought me a baby cottentail rabbit that was found in back of the church near the basketball goat and parking lot. Our church is surrounded by fields and farmland. The little thing was only about 3 inches long and the cutest thing you ever saw in your life. I went out there and looked around and found out that someone had seen a burrow under the concrete of the parking lot and had actually seen the mama rabbit run into the field. It is nearly impossible to raise a wild cottontail in captivity so I was fortunate to find the burrow and return the little guy to his home. I am fairly certain mama will return to care for him once everyone is gone from the premisis. I hope so, anyway.

Sorry to hear you are still having a struggle, Lucy. Hang in there.

Tired!! I think I will retire to bed early and read. :)


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93992: Did I already tell you all about the store discount? It felt familiar as I was typing it but these days I never remember anything. :)


June 27, 2013 - Msg 93993: The "basketball goat"...really?!! Shoot. I have got to start proof reading.


June 28, 2013 - Msg 93994:
Sure, the basketball goat is a cousin of Jimmy, the dynamite eatin' goat, only instead of going bluey, the basketball goat rakes in millions as center for the Boo City Billies of the NGBA! teehee
One has to find SOMETHING to laugh about these days.
Prayers for you Lucy!
OK, I KNOW you will all say "it's a dry heat," but the forecasted temp for Phx on Friday is 119! Yup. Pappa Bear would have a heyday with that one. 80 days without a drop of rain, so please join me in prayer. Thanks.
Time to wet the sheets and head to the backyard grass. ha

June 28, 2013 - Msg 93995: Good grief, MDC! Seriously? 119? I don't care if it IS a "dry heat." That's hot! Dang hot! I could almost feel a little sorry for Sheriff Joe's prisoners, living in tents, and wearing their pink underwear. Then I think about our troops over there in that big sand pile in the Middle East, in temps that high or higher, and wearing full battle gear. At that point, my "sympathy" begins to dry up. Honestly, though, I don't know how you folks stand it. Does your a/c unit ever shut off during the summer?

Boo, you did the right thing, returning that baby bunny to his burrow. You're right, cottontails are so fragile and the chances of raising one are practically nil. Trained rehabbers, with the proper resources, might be able to manage it sometimes, but the average person would have a very hard time. We tried it, when I was about fifteen. A bunny had a nest in our yard, and one day my grandpa found a dead bunny up the road a little way, hit by a car. We watched the nest, and when the mama didn't return that evening, we knew she was the victim. So, we took her three little ones into the house and tried to save them, but one by one, they all died. Rabbits are tricky! Tricky, but cute??? Oh my. There is just nothing cuter than a tiny baby bunny.

Lucy, I'm so sorry you're still having troubles. You can't walk at all? You must be at your wit's end. I'd be so stir-crazy! Prayers for you, dear girl.

Well, much to do today. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

June 28, 2013 - Msg 93996: Wowsers, 119!? And I thought it was pretty hot here for the past few days in the mid to upper 80's. I guess no matter how bad you have it, someone always has it worse. Just think, MDC, in some foreign desert somewhere, they may be enduring 130. That may not make you feel any better when you are sweating under 119 degree temps, but like Ro I hope your ac and power company can handle it. And I pray that your dry spell is remedied shortly.

Speaking of baby animals, I don't know what happened, but recently our Robins have gone back to the nest above our porch light, and I see baby robins popping their heads out again. I don't know if this is a different robin family who bought the place and just moved in, or if it is the same robin couple as before who decided to try again. I read that robins are very territorial so that could be the case. I still don't know what happened to the other baby robins, and I guess I never will. But I am glad to see robins back in any case.
"But don't the trees seem nice and full."

Ro, does your writing mean you will have some new blog entries? (I am following your "views" blog)

Prayers for you and your condition, Lucy. I hope you get some good answers.

-Sterling Holobyte

June 28, 2013 - Msg 93997: Ok MDC...I'll start it....Today in Phoenix it was sooo hot. How hot was it? It was so hot the fire hydrants were begging dogs to pee on them! bada bing! It was so hot MDC saw a dog chasing a cat and they were BOTH walking! It was so hot MDC saw NY mayor Michael Bloomberg drinking a BIG GULP soda....MDC saw a Amish lady wearing "Daisy Duke" shorts...
Hey MDC just be careful if you eat a snow cone, remember what happened to Barney...


June 28, 2013 - Msg 93998: Good evening, porch. It's 103 here, at 7:30 p.m. Eloise and I are going to try to make it through a grandson's baseball game in the morning at 9:30. Typically, the heat gets worse after 3 p.m., so maybe we'll be able to stand it.

Sterling, I'm honored! I didn't know you followed my little old blog. How kind of you! Actually, I haven't written anything for it in a while, I've been writing for other outlets, but I probably will before long. I may submit an article to "Country" magazine one of these days, too - no guarantee it will be printed, but it's worth a try.

About your robins, that may very well be the same couple. According to my bird reference book, robins will raise two or three broods every year. So strange about that first group. The way you described the location of the nest, I don't see how a predator could have gotten the babies, unless it was another bird, maybe an owl. My book describes 4-7 eggs, 12-14 days of incubation, and fledging in 14-16 days. If the last batch of babies was at least two weeks old, they could have flown. It all happens pretty fast. However, you usually see the babies running around on the ground for several days after they leave the nest, hiding under bushes and calling to their parents for food. Both parents feed and protect the babies until they reach full independence. Keep us posted on this current bunch!

Well, guess I'll go find some supper. Blessings, friends. --Romeena