November 04, 2014 - Msg 99636: "Barney, you're GASSED!" :) mdc

November 04, 2014 - Msg 99637:
BOO--that is great news about Sean. He will do you proud! Oh, and just to make your hair raise, I saw the first "every kiss begins with Kay" ad today. teehee
I voted today. I tried the early ballot once, but it just didnt feel like I really voted. Weird, I know! ha
ASA--I bet a leave sucker would sure help you out!
APB for LUCY MATTHEWS! I see her on FB now and then.
Here is a little something just for
the fun of it, now that thepolitcal blitz is over...


November 04, 2014 - Msg 99638:
Oops..LEAF!!! :)

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99639: Morning Dears. Morning Honey!

Nice sweep MDC. I guess with all that talking about leaf raking put you in the mood to sweep.

Yes indeed, Christmas is in our midst. One of our radio stations has started Christmas music already. But that's ok by me.

Well I feel somewhat better after last nights results. Now they better do some good with it.

GF, You never said nothing about my question concerning "Sharkbites". I have used them in the past, and I have never had a failure, but I still don't trust them. They seem to good to be true I reckon. My concern I guess is the long term reliability. How long will the o-ring stay good. Anyway, I am interested in your experiences and thoughts on them.

Our weekend storm only brought snow down to around 8,000 ft. We didn't even get rain down here in the valleys. Cooled down a bit, but we will be in the mid 60's the rest of the week. I can dig it. I have some dirt to move at work for a few days in a wooded area. With being surrounded by fall tree's, driving my Kabota, mercy sakes, it just don't get much better.

Prayers for all.


November 05, 2014 - Msg 99640: Asa, I did comment about the fittings but the computer froze and lost the post on the re-start, Sorry. I have used them a lot in one of my hi-rise building out of necessity, I feel too the jury is still out on them. Not sure if I trust them, So as the blind man says: We shall see....

Well bad day for the Donkeys yesterday (Sorry Thelma Lou) now maybe we can get something done in D.C.? Now Barry wants to hold out the olive branch and sing kum-ba-ya...


November 05, 2014 - Msg 99641: Thanks GF. I guess time will tell. Hey, did you hear about that poor feller in New Jersey that was killed by a tape measurer. It fell from a 50 story building and hit him in the head. Sad story. I guess it hit some scaffolding and bounced off of that and caught him in the head. The story said he was not wearing his hard hat at the time. I guess you just never know.


November 05, 2014 - Msg 99642: You never quite know the measure of a man until his day comes...Sad story, he should have had his hard hat on.
Also Asa, in that same building we used a lot of those power crimped compression fittings, same concept but those are not removable. We had a lot of problems with the copper piping in that building, being 8 stories, it took a long time to drain it down and the residents were getting tired of the weekly shut-downs. But not my problem anymore, but I feel bad for my guys still there having to deal with it.

Boo, Good news about Sean. Send my condolences to Thelma Lou, those donkey ARE one of her kind..haha

G-F again

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99643: Good morning, porch. Well, it's another beautiful day in my neighborhood! Rainy, thunder in the distance, temp at 52, and the Senate is ours. Texas has another Republican governor, too, by a considerable margin. Yep, it's a wonderful day.

Did I mention a while back that there's a squirrel in my back yard that is very small? The first time it showed up, I thought it was a juvenile from a late litter, but by now, it would be fully grown. It's not a juvenile, it's just tiny. Very tiny. It's about half the size of the other squirrels - cute as can be. It holds its own at the feeders, though. If a bigger squirrel appears, it will stay around and keep eating, unless the bigger one gets aggressive. Then it chooses discretion over valor, and gives way. I'm glad. It will last a lot longer that way. Usually though, the bigger squirrels don't bother it. I don't worry much about a cat getting it, because it's lightning-fast. The lazy, overfed cats around here don't stand a chance of catching it. I guess it was just a litter-runt to begin with, and stayed small. Sure is cute!

Well, I've got my ESL class to teach this morning. Probably won't have many folks show up. Some of them come by bus and some walk, so rain will usually keep them home. Still, some will be there, so we teachers will be there, too. I think today we'll talk about English words that can be both noun and verb. There are so many! We English speakers have a habit of taking a noun and using it as a verb. "Google" is a good example. Ten years ago, on an airplane headed for China, I was seated beside a very nice young man who offered to share his laptop with me, to watch a movie. During our conversation, I happened to say I had "googled" something, and he nearly dropped the laptop. "Did you just say "googled"? I said yes, and he was so excited. Turns out he had a part in developing Google, was on his way to China to meet with some other "geeks" (his word) and he was just thrilled to hear me use that term. According to him, when people start using the name of the program as a verb, you know you're "in." Who knew??

So, I'm going to give my folks a short list of words, and then challenge them to think of more. I hope they enjoy it, and hope it will help them to think in English a little more.

Blessings, friends. --Romeena

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99644: Tall.....dark...
Luther Heggs

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99645: ATTA BOY LUTHER! I like this one: "Of course. Of course I saw him. If he's in this room, of course I saw him."
Dr. Breen

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99646: Hello everyone. It is finally starting to feel like fall around here and plenty of rain, which we love.

All is well and not much new to report. Very happy with the way elections went yesterday.

Sean will go and register for his classes tomorrow and he got a part-time job yesterday with a friend who has a lawn business. He is very excited about working some and getting some money in his pockets.

I am still waiting to do my final day of clinical hours. I heard from the director of nursing and she is working on getting me in to one of the hospitals for a day to complete my checklist. She is pretty excited since I am the only one in the history of the college to do what I am doing. She told me today that she would like me to do an interview with the news media about it. That is a scary thought but after all she has done for me, I should.

Better go put the clean clothes in the dryer...


November 05, 2014 - Msg 99647:
Wow, our Boo is about to become a celebrity. Can I have your autograph please? Since I don't have a notebook for you to write in, would you mind signing a blank check for me please?

from Poor Horatio

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99648: Watch out. I heard that newspaper feller can be real mean.

Billy Ray the Postman

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99649:
Boo, make sure they spell your name right.
"Ya think a guy who job is in publishing could at
least get my name right!" ha
RO--how did class go? Interesting about the guy on the plane. I that when you were headed to Mongolia?
GF and ASA, BREAD! ha
I do feel a little better today, but if this bunch doesn't now DO SOMETHING, then we are in a world of hurt!
Prayers for ASA's wife and all,

November 05, 2014 - Msg 99650: Well, I hit "post your comments" way too soon.
Let's try these corrections: "...guy WHOSE..." and "I bet that was when..." Brain and fingers did not engage properly.

November 06, 2014 - Msg 99651: Good evening, porch. Yep, MDC, that was on one of the flights to Mongolia, can't remember if it was the second or the first one. Class went well - thanks for asking. Our attendance was down because of the weather, but I expected that. Can't blame them. Some of them ride the bus, so have to wait at a bus stop, most of which aren't sheltered. Some actually walk to the church, too. Honestly, the more I teach this class, the more respect I gain for the students. English seems pretty easy when it's your native language, but seen through the eyes of someone from another language group, it's very difficult. I think it's pretty easy to go from English to Spanish - shame on me for not being fluent by now - but it's darned hard to go from Spanish to English. Spanish is purely phonetic, the vowels have one sound and only one. English, on the other hand, has many different sounds for each vowel. While there are some rules to indicate what sound a vowel should have, much of the time it's simply "that's the way it is." I have one woman, from South Sudan, whose first language is Dinka, but she also speaks Arabic equally well, and a little French. Now she's learning English. Amazing. Another factor is the alphabet. English and Spanish use the same alphabet, with the exception of two or three letters. My student's Dinka and Arabic both have different written forms, and neither uses our alphabet or anything that resembles it. Imagine having to learn all of that.

Boo, I think what you've done is wonderful, and you have my genuine respect. I think you should do the TV thing. Maybe you'll inspire some other nurses to do the same thing, and certainly you are needed. There's nothing like experience. I'm grateful for the kids coming out of school today, but there's nothing like a few years of practice under your belt, to say nothing of just general life experience as well, which those kids don't have yet. Good for you, girl! And please tell Sean to hang in there, I know he can do well.

Thank heaven we've gotten that miserable Harry Reid out of the way now, but as MDC said, now it's time for the new regime to get in there and make things happen. Time will tell. I think a pretty clear message was sent to both sides yesterday. The left got spanked and sent home, so they know the country wasn't pleased. Now the right should also know that the same thing can happen to them if they don't sprout a spine and do what's right.

OK, Toye Starr is demanding to go to bed. Little twit has cuddle beds everywhere, including one beneath my desk, but she's ready to actually get up on the bed, which she can't do by herself, she's too little. Guess I'd better go tuck her in. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

November 06, 2014 - Msg 99652:
Romeena, I can sympathize with your Sudanese friend. I have a friend who can speak Armenian, Farsi (Persian) and English. That is quite an accomplishment since all three have completely different alphabets that don't resemble each other. And Farsi is written and read from right to left.
I tried learning a little Armenian and Farsi, but had to do it by sounds because reading proved to be extremely difficult.
Regarding Toye Starr, have you considered getting pet stairs so she could access your bed on her own in case she needs to go potty during the night?

from Poor Horatio

November 06, 2014 - Msg 99653: Boo a Celebrity, We knew her way back when she was the operator of the Funny Farm. haha she has come a long way.. Another Tina Andrews...


November 06, 2014 - Msg 99654: Good morning, porch. PH, Arabic is also written and read from right to left. Dinka, as I understand, is written left to right, but it comprises five distinct dialects, and to be functionally fluent in it, one must have a working knowledge of all five. Usually a person will be most fluent in their own local dialect, but must actually have a good command of all five. I've heard certain purists (or comedians) say that we in the South speak a dialect of English. It gets a laugh, but I don't think it's true. We're just colorful, that's all.

As for Toye Starr, I have considered the stairs. In fact, I got her a little staircase, but it was too steep, and not really tall enough. My bed is quite high, and the way the room and furnishings are configured, the stairs have to be placed parallel, against the side of the bed lengthwise, so she has to make a hard left at the top. It left her perched on the top step, afraid to make the jump up to the bed. If the end of the stairs could be butted up against the bed, she might feel more secure and try it. Anyway, needing to potty is not a problem for her. She simply wakes me up! I don't mind. Anything for my baby.

Oh my! A huge flock of pigeons just descended on my back yard. There must be fifty of them. I often see two or three, but a mob this large is unusual. Some of them are so pretty. They're mostly the standard park pigeons, gray with the black bands on their wings, but some are different. There's one that's solid cream-colored, almost white. They'll do a good job of a final cleanup of some old seed that the other birds have been leaving. Pigeons will eat anything.

Well, gotta run. I have a home health visit to make today. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 06, 2014 - Msg 99655:
I received some sad news today. My brother-in-law is in the hospital with severe back pain. Initial tests confirm a fractured vertebrae caused by pressure from a tumor. We still don't know if the tumor is cancer (malignant) or not (benign). This news has got me depressed.

from Poor Horatio

November 06, 2014 - Msg 99656: Poor Horatio, sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. Will keep my fingers crossed the tumor is benign.

"Well it's your blood pressure Mr. Fife. It's rather low. Now then, what were you saying about Miss Walker and Sheriff Taylor?"

"Forget about them. Am I gonna pull through"?

Luther Heggs

November 06, 2014 - Msg 99657: So sorry to read that about your B.I.L. P.H. For sure he, you and yours will be in my prayers.


November 06, 2014 - Msg 99658: I too am sorry PH to hear of you B.I.L troubles, As REV's song goes.. "Front Porch Prayers" from your Porch friends...Hang in there Buddy!


November 06, 2014 - Msg 99659: Good evening, porch. PH, I'm very sorry to hear about your BIL. Will pray that the report will show the tumor to be benign, operable, and all will be well. Please keep us updated. --Romeena

November 07, 2014 - Msg 99660: Very sorry to hear about your brother in law, PH. Will pray for him and for you.


November 07, 2014 - Msg 99661: "Helen, anything wrong with my eyes? You a teacher."
"There's nothing wrong with your eyes Goober."
"How you know?"
"Cause I'm the Sheriff."
Luther Heggs

November 07, 2014 - Msg 99662: Welcome to Ohio, looked out my window and guess what I see? SNOW! Not ready for that stuff yet. But I do live in Ohio... The land of constant change. I did stay up and watched the Browns beat-up on their sister team Cincinnati, they actually looked good. Sorry TOM...
Better get to my sanding, it is the not to fun part of my project, but necessary for a good looking job.


November 07, 2014 - Msg 99663: Prayers PH..hey Boo.Romeena GF,Luther, asa,MDC and all...for yall on FB check out my shrub pic...I have cut down ALL of my landscaping with smaller ones...hey has anybody got any lunch? here at work...SPOT

November 07, 2014 - Msg 99664: "I only use it for gargling. I'm in my 40's and I admit it."
Luther Heggs

November 07, 2014 - Msg 99665: "DO IT! DO IT. For the love of Mike, go to Thelma Lou's, take a nap, watch tv, JUST DO IT!
Luther Heggs

November 07, 2014 - Msg 99666: Ha Luther. That Malcome Tucker quote is one we use a lot here on the porch. I guess it's only fitting though, seeing's how that was where the original was made.


November 07, 2014 - Msg 99667: Hi All
G-F just keep the snow there and thhat good that
Browns are statingto game game.

PH prayers going for your biland family.


November 07, 2014 - Msg 99668: The Bengals are the Not Ready For Prime Time Players.

Billy Ray the Postman

November 07, 2014 - Msg 99669: Praying for your brother in law, Poor Horatio..

possum under a rock

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99670: Good morning Possum...and all...well here at work....Breakfast menu: 2 eggs your way,sausage links and pattys,grits with cheese,hashbrowns with green peppers and onions,bisquits with sausage gravy,toast,grape jelly,OJ,country ham,coffee....make ya a plate for lunch....SPOT

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99671: Yes Billy Ray, The Bengals sure looked that way the other night. Hopefully the Browns can play like that the rest of the way thru the season.

SPOT, That breakfast sure sounds good, put me down for a plate. Cutting down all those shrubs, does that raise you to a bushwhacker status? haha

Have a great day folks.....G-F

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99672: Oh, I forgot to ask, MDC did they deputize you for the race Sunday?...MDC went to a fight, and a NASCAR race broke out! lol..G-F

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99673:
Hi all, well the lights went out on nascar! Literally, the truck race was postponed and shortened due to
a power outage last night! Where's SPOT, he's pulling out
bushes! ha Saw his project on FB.
GF--three big games here this weekend...ASU vs Notre Dame,
Nascar, and Cards... yes, we need lots of deputies! ha
Luther, good ones!
Posssum, hope all is groovy!
Ya ALL have a good weekend.

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99674: I just finished the worse part of my drywall project, the sanding! I look like I got in a fight with a Martha White biscuit and the Pillsbury Doughboy. What a mess, now comes the clean-up and painting.
MDC I bet Brad Kieslowski did it! Haha We better suit up SPOT and his crew and have them get right on it... G-F

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99675: Good evening, porch. Well, I woke up this morning and thought I was in trouble for sure. When I tried to get out of bed, I just almost couldn't. Something felt badly wrong in my lower back and hip, and I just couldn't move. Finally got on my feet, and just ask me - did I have a pain? Did I! It shot up my right side, ran across to the left, and went right down the left side. Yep, when I have a pain, it sure gets around! Seriously, I don't know what was wrong, but the pain was about a 7 out of 10, and for me, that's a lot of pain. I'm the one who took no pain med at all, except for one Tylenol to satisfy the nurse, when I had that back surgery two years ago. I tend to just deal with pain, ignore it, and just get through it. All pain meds, and I do mean all, make me so sick it's just not worth it. So, after talking myself out of calling my back surgeon, I just kept moving, resting and moving around again, and gradually I guess I wore it out, because it's quite tolerable now, maybe 4 out of 10. I was pretty sure it was just muscular, not a pinched nerve. There's a difference, and I learned that difference very well when everything broke down in my sacral plate and led to the surgery. Compressed nerves scream at you! My doc said he found a bone splinter "poking" a nerve, and I believe him. That's what it felt like. I still don't know what was hurting this morning, but to paraphrase the Fun Girls - "who cares, it's gone." Or going, anyway.

I've got some country-style pork ribs simmering in the crockpot, in a little BBQ sauce, sure is smelling good. I'll eat part of them tonight, with some corn and squash, and then whatever's left, I'll simmer in a pot of sauerkraut tomorrow. Good stuff! I love kraut, especially when it cooks long and slow with some leftover pork - ribs or roast or whatever. I guess it's my half-German heritage. I am so glad my mama encouraged me to eat anything and everything when I was a kid. She never short-order cooked for me. She cooked all kinds of veggies, even the "weird" ones, and put them on the table, because my dad liked everything. I either ate them, or waited until the next meal. I wasn't forced to eat something I thought I didn't like, but there were no substitutes. I think that mindset came from my parents growing up during the depression. Nobody could be picky in those days, you ate what you had and were grateful, and they brought me up the same way. In turn, I did the same with my kids, and they eat just about anything. One doesn't like tomatoes, one doesn't like peas, but outside of that, they eat anything. I still served tomatoes and peas, too, and they just let them pass on by, but I didn't make something else for them. They knew where the peanut butter and bread were kept!

Goodness! How did I get off on that subject? I do ramble! Everyone have a good, restful Sabbath tomorrow. --Romeena

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99676: MDC, I saw the score from the AZ State Notre Dame game, it looked more like a basketball score.

Romeena, Hope you feel better...I think I mentioned it before since you brought up making sauerkraut, we always made (2) 40 gal crocks of the stuff every fall, so we had it in one form or another about every week growing up. I loved it when Mom would drop dumplings on the top to steam in the juice at the end before she served it.
I still do it that way sometimes, except Mrs. G-F likes it baked so that is usually how I make it.
I made some just last week with some kielbasa in it with some mashed taters...As Brisco would say: "It was good!"...


November 08, 2014 - Msg 99677: Wow, G-F. You make your own kraut? I can't say I've ever attempted that, though I recall that my German grandmother would make it now and then. I just buy a quart jar of it (don't care much for the canned kind) and add some leftover pork ribs or chunks of pork roast or sometimes some sausage. I just simmer it slowly on the stovetop for several hours, until it mellows and loses some of that sharpness that kraut can have. Sometimes I'll dice a potato into it for the last half hour or so, but not long enough for the potato to get mushy. Yep, it's good.

Funny thing, this back thing I've had today. The hard pain is gone, and now I've just got some stiff, sore muscles. I think it was some kind of weird muscle spasms all along. It never felt like a pinched nerve. Very strange. I think I may have been sleeping in a stressful position, and the muscles just rebelled. I have a tempur-pedic mattress, extremely comfortable, so this is very unusual. Guess I'll see what tomorrow morning brings. I hope I don't get up with the same problem. I was definitely walking crooked this morning!

Well, I'm off to bed. Looking forward to services in the morning. Blessings, everyone! Sleep tight. --Romeena

November 08, 2014 - Msg 99678: Wow...hope your pain is soon gone, Ro.

Speaking of German heritage, Bruce and I ate at a BBQ place tonight and they make the best German potato salad. So good!

The weather here has been wonderful. Enjoying it so much!

Bruce and I went tree shopping to buy an artificial tree. We have always had a real tree but decided to put an end to that tradition for several reasons, but mostly because the dehumidifier in our house dries the real trees up in about a week. Anyway, I found a really nice 9 ft pre-lit tree for a reasonable price at Hobby Lobby. I am looking forward to setting it up.. Supposed to be very easy.

Well, better get to bed. Have preachin in the morning.


November 09, 2014 - Msg 99679: RO, maybe it was your petula-ablongada acting up again! Weenys and root beer! ha Prayers.
Did I ever tell you that my german grandma used to make kraut in the basement of her
home in Mpls? My dad says it was the best he ever had.
GF--yes, quite a game, a sell-out. I wont even tell you the scapers prices!! ouch!
Good Sabbath,

November 09, 2014 - Msg 99680: MDC, The Ohio State game was a basketball score too. Their Freshman QB was awesome, he has really stepped up since their star QB went down for the season.
I forgot to mention the down side of making home made Kraut,...The SMELL, it would gag a maggot! That is why Mom finally put her foot down and kicked Dad's crock out of the house. She made him move it to out closed in porch, it was never the same after that. I guess the conditions were best in the basement. If anyone would see it being made they wouldn't eat it. As it ferments it gets a scum on it that looks gross, but o'well that's the $ you pay. No, the price you pay is what the store wants for it now a days. I still have the cutting board for the cabbage, it is from the 1800's at least 4 generations old, and still did the best job.


November 09, 2014 - Msg 99681: Good Sabbath Porch dwellers.

Sorry to read about your back pains Ro. Sure hope it is doing better today for you. Them backs sure can be a pain sometimes.

Wow GF, you are quite the resourceful feller, making your own sour kraut. My only memories of the stuff was when they served it for school lunch on hot dogs. And it was terrible. I have never tried it as an adult. But you and Romeena sure make it sound good. My wife even has German blood in her, but it's nothing she has ever made. Maybe one of these days I'll buy a jar and get some directions on cooking it. I bet you're glad to be ready for painting. I know I am always glad to be done mudding and sanding.

So Boo, no more real tree's huh? We went that direction a few years ago also, and for the same reason you mentioned. They would get so dry they were always a fire hazard. I remember one year it was so dry, I took it down on Christmas night. The needles were falling off all over the place. The only thing I miss is the smell of a real tree. That's hard to beat and almost impossible to try and create artificially.
So I am curious Boo. What makes it a "German potato salad"?

Well MDC, ASU did a number on ND yesterday. High scoring.

Spent some time yesterday on a ladder, cleaning out my rain gutters. Leaves, dirt, crud. All in all it was a fun day. The weather was sure nice I'll tell ya. This has been one of the nicest Falls I have seen around here. Bee-you-ti-fool!

Guess I'll go rustle up some breakfast before I head off to preachin. I don't prefer to eat before I go, but if I don't, my belly starts competing with the preacher in growling. So I try to feed the "monster" to keep it quiet.

Prayers for all.


November 09, 2014 - Msg 99682: MDC, Maybe you can get that guy Barney got with the big speaker on his truck and play this song at the race today... Groovy!...ha (Asa, just don't be like Gomer and fall asleep!) G-F

November 09, 2014 - Msg 99683: Oh, my goodness! What a beautiful day! It's what I like to call a green and gold day. Even though it's November, the trees are still in almost full leaf, just a few have started to turn, and almost none have shed any leaves yet. The sky is a soft blue, and the sunshine is mild, just warm enough to feel good on your skin, and it tips all the green leaves with gold. So pretty. Later, after the leaves fall, the winter sky will be a deep azure blue, with streaky white clouds to accent the blue, and the sun will still be golden, so then the days become blue and gold days. Either way, it's beautiful.

I visited the pond and fed the fish. The water is crystal clear, the fish are lively and colorful and so pretty, and they were hungry! I love it when they respond like that, because they come to the top in a little finny mob, and wait for me to drop food in for them. There's not much competition between them, because the bigger ones eat a different diet than the small ones, so they don't squabble over the food. Also, I drop food in several places, so that allows everyone to eat in peace, more or less. They are so beautiful. My biggest koi, who was about four inches long when I got him, is now over a foot long, if you count his gorgeous, filmy, five-inch tail. He may get as big as two feet or more. There's a gold and ivory one, who was also about four inches when I got her, and she's now about nine inches long, and growing fast. Incidentally, I have just arbitrarily assigned them a gender. I have no idea whether it's correct or not. Only the fish knows for sure. I know there's a way to tell, but I'm not going to catch them and try. When I used to keep tropicals in aquariums, I knew how to determine the gender, but these koi are different. Anyway, who cares? They're beautiful.

I took my spoiled little Toye Starr out with me, and sat on the patio with her in my lap, soaking up some sun. I saw a little lizard, about two inches long, emerge from the edge of the grass and come toward us on the patio stones. He found a nice warm spot and settled down for some serious sunning, too. Toye Starr wasn't particularly interested in getting down, but I wanted to see what she'd do. She is strictly a house dog, you know - even has a potty box in the house. She nosed around on the stones and then came across the spot where the lizard had come out of the grass. To my utter amazement, she turned and sniffed along over the precise path he had taken. He was still sunning, so I stopped her before she got to him. I don't think she'd have hurt him, but I took no chances. Imagine that. The princess can track! Amazing.

I walked out into the grass, and called her. She put one foot in the grass, then backed up like it had shocked her. Finally she walked out in it, lifting her feet very high, and stopping frequently. After she got about five feet into the grass, she turned around and hightailed it back to the stones! I have raised a sissy!

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some lunch. I thought I had a jar of kraut, and was going to simmer it with that pork, but I don't have any. Drat. I think I'll go look again. Maybe a jar has materialized in the pantry since I checked. If not, I'll find something else. I can always rummage around and find something to eat. Sometimes my combinations are a bit strange, but I don't care. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

November 09, 2014 - Msg 99684: Well Romeena, Your trees may be full of "Happy" leaves ;) but mine are naked as a Jay Bird, even tho I have never seen a naked jaybird, I imagine that is what one would look like.

Your puppy just did want to show off that she could be a "lizard" hunter, she knows she's got a good thing when she sees it!

I see our Grand Daughter left her multiplication flash cards here on the computer desk, I think she was pulling a multiplication emancipation on us, you think? lol


November 10, 2014 - Msg 99685:
Slow Sunday on the porch, as it should be, ha;
but I gotta brag on our Cards!
(I think there was also a race in

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99686: Good Morning porch ! early at work...little after ham and bisquits for all...SPOT

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99687: Good Monday morning all.

Brad away MDC. They pulled away from the Rams finally. It doesn't look good for Palmer with his knee. But I thought the back up did a great job when he came in and the entire team seemed to up their game after Palmer went down. The best record in the league right now.

You had me laughing at the antics of Toye Starr Romeena. Them little furkids can be a riot for sure.

So GF, when do you commence painting? I can picture you kicked back in your Wheeler this winter, contemplating life and waxing poetic posts to us. ;)

Boy these weekends go by fast. Hard to imagine it's Monday already. That's life though, through and through.

Prayers for all.


November 10, 2014 - Msg 99688: Mornin porch! Sorry haven't been on much...busy. Ended up working one more shift at the nursing home last evening and it was a tough one.

Asa, not sure exactly what is in that german potato salad but I know it has vinegar in it and mayo or mustard.


November 10, 2014 - Msg 99689: Mornin porch! Sorry haven't been on much...busy. Ended up working one more shift at the nursing home last evening and it was a tough one.

Asa, not sure exactly what is in that german potato salad but I know it has vinegar in it and mayo or mustard.


November 10, 2014 - Msg 99690: So sorry for the Bears fans today. I almost started feeling sorry for them. Almost, but NOT! Thought Cutler was going to cry at one point.

"Mayberry Union High"
'Victory is yours tonight"
"We'll hit the line for points every time"
"The orange and blue will try, try,try,try"
"And when the victorys won"
"You'll be our favorite son"
"Long wave your banner in the sky"
"May---berry Uni--on High!"
Luther Heggs

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99691: What was their mascot at MUH?

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99692: I don't recall what MUH's mascot was, but here's one that has always made me laugh. The high school in Grand Prairie, another suburb between Dallas and Ft. Worth, for some incomprehensible reason, chose to be the Gophers. Gophers! Of all things! A tiny rodent with big buck teeth. Yep, they're the Grand Prairie Gophers. Doesn't exactly strike fear into your heart, does it?

It's very windy here today. My phone has even been chirping a weather alert. Perfectly clear sky, beautiful day, but lots of strong winds. I'm a little hesitant to go in the back yard right now. I don't think it's strong enough to break any limbs, but there are several old broken limbs caught in the trees, left over from that last bad windstorm. As they're drying out, and the twigs and small branches are breaking off (I find them in the yard), eventually the big limbs are going to be released, and I'd just as soon not be standing below when they fall. They're much too high up to be snagged from the ground and pulled down (at least thirty feet), a tree trimmer person would charge a lot, and I can't afford it right now. So, I'll just wait and let them come down on their own, I guess, and try not to be under them when they do.

Well, I'd better get busy around here. Thanksgiving is coming, and I've got some cleaning to do before then. I always try to clean out the fridges, and the pantry, before I start shopping for a holiday. Especially the fridges. Gotta have plenty of room to store leftovers. I send a lot of it home with David and Brittney (she loves my turkey and dressing) but I keep a lot too. I love leftovers, and always cook too much of everything, so there will be plenty left.

Blessings, friends! Enjoy your day. --Romeena

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99693: Mayberry Union Hifg's mascot was never mentioned. I suspect it may have been a cutlass since that was the name of Andy's yearbook.

Luther Heggs

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99694: Correction, I meant to say Pirates, since the yearbook was the cutlass..........Luther Heggs

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99695: Well Asa, I may be retired but I can still paint with the best of 'em! I painted the ceiling yesterday, and just finished the walls this morning, since the ceiling is new I need to put a second coat on it. I will do that tomorrow, right now the room is very damp from the wall paint. I have the heater on and dehumidifier running so it will be ok for tomorrow after my Dr.'s appointment.

Yep, I still can out paint a lot of folk and still have my steady hand for the trimming. If I had a dollar for every room I have painted over the years, I sure could buy a lot of dollar underwear's! lol Gotta run, Mrs. G-F is nagging me to go to the grocery store. Yep Asa that "Wheeler" sure will feel nice. I already have one picked out.


November 10, 2014 - Msg 99696: Hey Romeena, gophers is not so bad. Thats the name of the University of Minnesota's mascot.
Luther Heggs

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99697: Long day! What I didn't mention last night is that at the end of the night, I got an unexpected needle stick after giving and insulin shot. So, there is a protocol for used needle sticks and I had to sit in an urgent care place for four hours getting a blood work-up. They will test the patient for disease, too, and hopefully nothing further is needed if he tests ok. He told me he was fine but he is a tattooed biker, so.. lol. Please pray that he isn't carrying hepatitis because my liver already has some issues. Thanks. :)

Better get some things done before going to bed. Talk to you all later.


November 10, 2014 - Msg 99698:
Marine Corp birthday today, and Vets Day and Canada's Remembrance Day tomorrow. Enjoy!

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99699:
"You can sure get a good 'thank' under this bucket"

November 10, 2014 - Msg 99700:
Luther, true, but as the GOLDEN Gophers, they sound a little more impressive! ha
GF--next thing we know, you'll be buying a laundromat! :)
BOO-how could an experienced nurse like you get a sharps stick? (Just ribbing you) Will be praying.
ASA- maybe I missed it, but what is a wheeler?

November 11, 2014 - Msg 99701: Hi all.
Will it is a nice warm day.
G F I have a little painting here in the jail house you can do!
My brother Mike say if the brown keep up win may there will have a short for the big one ?
And if the brown do there will no HELP FOR THE CITY OF CLEVELAND!

November 11, 2014 - Msg 99702: Sorry for that.


November 11, 2014 - Msg 99703: Howdy Porch. Boy, anyone else had problems getting on here today?

A big thank you to all our Veterans this day.

PH, Any word on your B.I.L.?

MDC, A Wheeler is the nickname GF came up for his Lazyboy recliner. I thought it was a smash hit so we have run with it.

Well time to call it a day. I can feel the burning embers of a gout flare brewing in my foot. So go home and take some pills for it and then stand by for action! :)


November 11, 2014 - Msg 99704: TOM, Cleveland has already lost it's mind with the return of LeBron James. Do I get a Mr. Cookie bar if I do a good job painting? Except I have to get EXTRA if I have to remove writing on the walls, because removing writing from walls is very difficult to remove. Otis about has the paint on the walls beside his cot worn off from leaning against it.

MDC, No Laundromat for G-F! I had enough trouble with laundry rooms when I was working, people breaking them flooding the floors especially when they overload and put dish soap in them instead of laundry detergent. I one time had a foam "Blob" coming out under the door. I was waiting for Miss Crump to come running out screaming in her best "B" movie scream. lol

Boo, That's scary, we always had to watch out in our hi-rise buildings because people would just throw their sharps down the trash chute. Like they just magically went away. We had compactors that had to be changed 3 times a week, there was nothing like getting hit with ALL KINDS of garbage that was dropped from 11 floors and when they got clogged 3 floors up. Amazing what people can shove into a 16x16 opening...Did I mention I don't miss those days?


November 11, 2014 - Msg 99705: ...LIKE THIS!
No wonder Miss Crump went into teaching!.. G-F

November 11, 2014 - Msg 99706: Hi.
G F for get painting Asa you and I will GO to the show and catch the moving BLOB!
Have not seeing the BLOB in alone time


November 11, 2014 - Msg 99707: Eewww! The Blob! Creepy stuff - looks a high school lab experiment gone wrong. G-F, I cannot imagine what people are thinking - to throw sharps down a trash chute? You'd think anyone would know better than that. They're probably the same ones who throw trash out their car window, or empty their ashtray on a parking lot, or enter a non-smoking building and drop a cigarette on a marble floor and grind it out with their shoe. Low class, just low class.

Boo, that is scary, for sure, and it can happen so easily. It happened to me once, long ago, but I remember I wasn't happy about it. There was a very small threat to me, because the needle had been used to inject a med into a port on the IV line, but it was still scary. It was the closest port to the patient, so if the IV had backed up at any time in the past, there was the potential that there could have been a blood residue in the port. So many safeguards have been put in place these days, but still, at some point it comes down to having to handle the syringe and needle, just to get it to the proper disposal point. The relatively new needleless IV ports and non-sharp injectors help a lot, but SubQ and IM injections still require a needle. I'm sure everything will be okay, especially since you're not working with a high-risk population, but I can understand your concern. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Well, Ted came today to fix some problems with the lights in the back yard. He also brought my two plumerias into the garage. It's supposed to go to 30 tonight, and they wouldn't have survived it. They don't like it below 40, and will die if it gets below freezing. It's a major undertaking to move them, as they're both in huge pots and one of them is over 8 feet tall. The other one is about six feet tall. We broke four branch tips off moving them, but I just stuck them in some wet potting soil, and they'll probably take root. Actually, I just have three left, I gave one to a friend.

Well, time to rustle up some dinner, I guess. I have ESL class in the morning, so have to be up a bit earlier than usual. Maybe I'll actually get in bed at a decent hour tonight. I'm such a night owl. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 11, 2014 - Msg 99708: Ooops. Forgot to offer prayers for you Boo. That is scary for sure.

Tom, I have never seen the Blob, but I'm game. Let's go.


November 11, 2014 - Msg 99709: TOM, Remember watching the "Blob" on the Ghoulardi show? He showed all those "B" horror movies back then. There was one with James Arness (Matt Dillon) as the "Thing".. Don't know what we saw in them but it was the thing to do back then.
Cleveland had some interesting (odd) TV hosts back then. There was one guy they called "Captain Penny" who wore a engineers cap he was a kids show host, his motto was: "You can fool some of the people some of the time, all the people most of the time, but you CAN'T fool Mom"! I think he was right on that one 10-4? haha

Asa, I'm not sure if the Blob has "bats" in it or You can cover your eyes if it does.


November 12, 2014 - Msg 99710:
JELL-O on steroids! ha , and passing off Steve McQueen as a teenager! good one.
I hope all porch vets had a good Veterans Day!
Went to our parade. Nice, real nice.
What happened to Bill Medwin??
ASA- yes, i tried getting on the porch earlier, but no could do.
Thanks for the wheeler explanation.
R)-wow--30 degress, getting to be winter! ha
Just out of curiosity, to all on our "eastern" porch how do you folks get used to the
sun going down at 4 PM? I think it would drive me batty in the winter months.
Prayers for all,

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99711: MDC, To tell you the truth, I hate when it gets dark so early. It sends a guy off to his "Wheeler" to early in the evening..haha (now that you know what a "Wheeler" is)

I can't believe this weather, from beautiful upper 60's yesterday to the 30's today. I did my final mowing/leafing and put the old rider away for the winter...Kinda made me sad.... But I got the snow shovels polished up ready for the first snow shoveling.. Yippee!


November 12, 2014 - Msg 99712: MDC- I'm an eastern porcher and I don't like the sun going down so early. Makes me feel like it's bedtime at 6:30.

You're right. Haven't heard from Medwin Bill Medwin in a while. I'd like to put this 2$ right on the horsies nose.

"Hey Pa, why don't we stop by the diner for a little something. My treat."
Luther Heggs

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99713: Good Morning porch, hope all is well. turning cold on my end of the porch today. windy and possible snow flurries tomorrow night. guess we had better get ready for ole man winter here in Northeast Tennessee.

Not much news from my end of the porch. just working and usual routine for me and mine. starting to think about Thanksgiving dinner and need to start my list for the grocery store. I am the chief cook and dish washer for my family, my husbands brothers and his aunt. sometimes we end up with other folks who may not have a place to go or family to spend the day with. so it is all good. Mr.Maude will be off Thanksgiving day this year!

well better post a lunch menu: potato soup with real crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar/jack cheese on top, toasted cheese bread or mexican cornbread for dipping. tea or lemonade to drink. chocolate layer cake for dessert. Ya'll eat up.

Prayers and blessing to all.
Big Maude

November 12, 2014 - Msg 99714: Good morning, porch! It's absolutely gorgeous outside my window this morning, clear sky, bright sunshine, all the trees still wearing a full complement of green leaves, and it's 32! Amazing.

When I hear you talk about snow shovels and such, I am reminded that I'll be forever grateful for snow. Here's why. When my Dale finished his hitch in the Air Force, we had a decision to make. Where would we go to establish our permanent home? Texas, where my parents were, or Michigan, where he grew up? Trying hard to be the dutiful wife, I forced a smile and told him I'd do whatever he wanted to do. He looked me straight in the eyes, and said, "If I never shovel another snowflake, it will be too soon. We'll live in Texas." And we did, much to my parents' joy, and mine. Now I'll admit, had his mother been living at the time, it might have been a more difficult choice for him, but I really think he'd have chosen Texas anyway. Actually, I think if he had thought I wanted to live on the moon, he'd have started building a ladder. He was one in a million.

Well, gotta run. Even in this cold, and with a very brisk wind blowing, our international folks will show up, eager to learn a little bit more English. Ya gotta love 'em! --Romeena