January 23, 2015 - Msg 100531:
ASA-we have had AAA for about twenty years, and i ditto all of what PH said, plus we also have their auto and homeowners ins. Much cheaper than most big names, and good on claims.
That is too bad about your back. Will keep you in my prayers.
PH and Asa--You two answered part of what i was trying to post last night. Maybe, just maybe, you did better in college because you were PAYING for it! Just a thought. I worked my way thru, and had no tuition ever handed to me. I am proud to say it too! :) OB wants the govt to do it all
from womb to tomb, and it was never meant to be that way at all.
Have a great weekend. It is busier than a cow's tail in fly season around here... football, golf, marathon, car auctions... actually I want the Phx of the '60s back! ha
God bless,

January 23, 2015 - Msg 100532: and swish...all clean!

January 23, 2015 - Msg 100533:
MDC, we paid for both high school and college. I attended a Catholic high school that charged an expensive tuition that my father paid. And although I worked four different part-time jobs while in college (not all at the same time), my father paid for most of the tuition and books. But after college, when I began working full-time and after my father had passed away, I supported my mother up until she passed away.
Here is an explanation about how I developed the motivation to do better in college. While attending high school, I lacked focus and direction. I performed below my IQ level and no one seemed to notice. Then after high school graduation, with a low draft number, no job prospects, and no offer of admission to any college, that is when I realized I needed to make a serious decision about my future. Although the Vietnam War was going strong at this time, I did consider volunteering for the military rather than wait to be drafted. However, because I preferred to serve as an officer, that required a college education. So I motivated myself very quickly to live up to my potential and do well in college.

from Poor Horatio

January 24, 2015 - Msg 100534: Good morning, porch. College - it's all about motivation. I had "skipped" the first half of the fifth grade, so that made me a mid-termer for graduation. I didn't want that, and didn't want to just hang around taking extra classes so as to graduate with a class in May. So, I gave up study halls and took extra classes, so I could finish in May of '56 rather than January of '57. Therefore, I was 16 when I graduated high school. Just a kid, and a country kid at that. My parents paid to enroll me in Trinity University in San Antonio, and there I sat, a dumb little country girl, in a classroom full of returning Marines and such. Also, I wanted to be a nurse, but my dad didn't want his little girl taking care of "dirty old men" (his words) so I was headed for a business major. Bored, out of place, not interested. I finished that year on scholastic probation, and didn't return. Twenty years later, married, with four kids, I enrolled in nursing school, graduated in the top 97% of my class and the rest is history. Motivation, my friends.

Gotta run. Eloise and I are heading out to spend the day with the grandsons, watching them play basketball in the church's "Upward" program. David coachees a team, and the boys both play on other teams, so it will be a basketball-filled day. Can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday. Blessings! --Romeena

January 24, 2015 - Msg 100535: I guess properly, that's the top 97 percentile of the class, or the top 3%. I never do know how to express that. --Romeena

January 24, 2015 - Msg 100536: MDC... With all the things going on in your neck of the woods, there's only one word for it..."BIG"!

PH, Your education was worth every penny....And Romeena, good on you too, it speaks volumes to who you are today...

All the talk about AAA I always liked their "Trip Tik's" I liked having the maps and especially the flip over one, you could follow your progress and follow your progress. I used them a lot back when we went to Myrtle Beach & Florida with the kids.
And we pulled it off with-out GPS go figure! But we did use a CB radio tho...10-4 Good Buddy? haha


January 24, 2015 - Msg 100537: Good sweep MDC. You musta used that cows tail to do it with. Yessiree a busy week in Arizona for sure. And thanks for the prayers for my back sir. Much needed and appreciated for sure. And thanks to PH and MDC for you comments concerning AAA. MDC, I had not even thought about the ins-urance aspects. But you say they are "good on claims". That is a huge deal in my thinking. I'll have to look into that deeper now. Thanks for the link PH.

Concerning school, by the time I reached high school age, our family was going through some huge challenges. My Mom took sick, and was unable to really function. My Dad lost his job where he had been employed for 22 years when the company sold out. So he started his own business about that time. And as anyone who has done that, those early years are long long hours with little return to start with. So I was working nearly full time at age 16 while attending high school. Most of my closest friends had dropped out of school by their Junior year. They were working and making more money than me, and I was tempted to join the ranks, but something in me said stick with it. So I did. After graduating I figured I was done with school. I wanted to go into construction. I loved building things and had taken two years of vocational building trades in high school. Sadly though, the economy was in the toilet when I graduated and there were no jobs out there in construction. I found a job in manufacturing, producing stainless steel sinks of all things. It was mostly "grunt" work. And it didn't take but a few months of that for me to realize I needed more than this. So I started taking some evening classes at the local University and found, maybe for the first time, I really enjoyed learning. Well the skills I picked up there were enough to propel me into a much better job at the place I was working. That really got me started in doing what I have been doing for 40 years now. I was stunned in my second year of College I made the High Honor Roll. Doing that, while working full time was quite an accomplishment for me. But I have never regretted the schooling I received, and Boo, I bet Sean won't either. You may have to prod him along some, maybe not. But I would encourage you to encourage him to keep with it. I guess for me it was a combination of maturing and motivation (as Ro mentioned) that inspired me. And I agree MDC, this idea of free schooling isn't going to fly. First off, there are no free lunches. No matter what it is, someone is paying for it. I believe a student needs to have some financial hand in their schooling. It just makes them take it a lot more seriously if they also have an investment in it. IMNSHO anyhow.

GF, 10-4 good buddy. This hear is the rubber ducky on the flip side. How'd the soup turn out? I hope you didn't find any can lids in your bowl. :)

Well better go get the ice pack. Ice isn't very comfortable, but it does seem to help more than heat. Go figure.


January 24, 2015 - Msg 100538: This hear??? How about "here". Speeling wasn't my majer in callage. ;)


January 24, 2015 - Msg 100539: Asa, The soup turned out good. Something to say about making it from scratch, specially when you put some soup bones in it. I think Momma taught me right! Good thing I watched her, that schoolin' goes a long way. As for higher education, I went to "Real World University" since I started my job out of High School I picked up my talents on the watch & learn plan. Luckily I had (some) good teachers...Some not so good, but always have been proud of what I was able to accomplish. As my Dad always said: "A guy that is good with his hands will never be with-out work". I think he was right! Amen Asa? I'm not sure if that goes for me typing on a computer with two fingers or not...There is always hope.

Hopefully Asa, you can rewire your "Wheeler" and turbo charge that thing with cold/heat and massage too.


January 25, 2015 - Msg 100540: Good Sabbath all!

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100541: That's what I was gonna say, MDC! Ha!

Let me re-word it,then.. Hope everyone has a nice Sunday!

possum under a rock

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100542: Have y'all noticed that I always seem to have a few extra "rocks" up there? Well,when I type out my name & my rocks, I always line 'em up,but when it posts,I always have a few left over!

Wonder what causes that?!

possum again

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100543: Possum, Remember the line in the Forrest Gump movie: "Sometimes there aren't enough rocks" I guess he was just reminding you of that!

MDC, After catching coach Belichick's "Mr. Wizards" explanation of how air temps effects a football, I think they need a person to be the football police for the game. Since you already live there....Because you know air from Seattle and Boston is so much different than plain old Phoenix air...haha

Maybe next week I'll watch something else, hopefully the world chess championship will be on, that should be a action packed program complete with some Ovaltine & Borax Commercials!

Well enjoy your day folks, Snow coming our way today, and if you live on the East coast a good O'l Nor'easter is on the way! Hopefully the TIRES on the Patriots plane are good and "fulled" up so their plane can roll down the runway alright...lol Lol LOL

Sorry I could not help myself AGAIN!....G-F


January 25, 2015 - Msg 100545: Good afternoon, porch. Just got home from church. Our pastor was really wound up today. Nobody wanted the sermon to end. He titled it a "State of the Church Address." This was his last sermon before he takes a six-week sabbatical. His wife has just come through cancer surgery and finished her chemo and radiation, so the church decided to give them six weeks free of any responsibilities, to just be together and travel if they wish, or just stay home - whatever they want to do. I guess he just wanted to leave us with something to think about, and believe me, he did!

Possum, I just thought those extra rocks were your porch roof! They make your rock look very nice, I think you should keep them.

Well, better run. A friend had an extra ticket to a performance of "Annie Get Your Gun" at our local community theater, and offered it to me. She's a good friend, a fun person, and I love plays, so I'm going. Toye Starr is going to be pretty chapped when I leave her again after just getting home from church, but she'll get over it.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100546:
Here's a sabbath question for ya all, especially
for SPOT, since he lives there; but has anyone here
ever watched In Touch with Charles Stanley from First Baptist in
Atlanta? This catholic boy always enjoys his down-to-earth talks. Today it was on repentance,
and boy our country sure needs to come to grips
with THAT! Ninevah comes to mind. :)
TOM- YOu working for the NSA now? ha
RO--curious as to what your pastor said. Sounds like
it was NOT dry as dust. ha
GF--and others, dont get caught unprepared.
Dont envy you a bit with those storms coming thru again.
POSSUM--It might be because the font in the comment box is different from the font that it posts in on the porch. Try one or two LESS rocks, and they may post "evenly with your PUR"
Jesus loves you, yea!

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100547: Good evening, porch. I really enjoyed the performance of "Annie Get Your Gun" this afternoon. The young lady who played Annie Oakley has a voice you wouldn't believe. The power, the clarity, and most of all, the range she has made me think of Judy Garland. A very talented young woman. In fact, the entire cast did a very fine job.

MDC, you're right, there was absolutely nothing "dry" about Bro. Ken's sermon. He talked about getting out of our comfort zone, how the loving ministry that we show so well to our own membership needs to be extended to the community as well. The demographics have changed so dramatically in Irving, and he challenged us to see beyond the differences, and be as welcoming as we can possibly be to anyone who enters our doors. They don't have to look like us, or talk like us, because God loves everyone. What makes us think we have the right to pick and choose? I won't try to repeat the whole sermon, but you get the idea. He didn't let anyone off the hook, believe me.

Well, I'm pooped. Guess I'll go scratch up a little supper - not much, really - and settle down to watch a little TV and cuddle my poor little Toye Starr, who has been alone almost all day and is definitely not happy about it. Dave and Brittney and the boys are over at Eloise's, and I could go over there, but think I'll just stay home. Joe is coming at 9 in the morning to do some serious pruning and trimming around here, and maybe I'll get him to plant my tulip bulbs, so I should get to bed at a decent hour tonight, since I need to be up around 7. I'm going to have to take down my beautiful lights in the back yard. The rose island is full of lights, and the rose bushes are on Joe's list to prune. If I'm going to put those away, I may as well just take all of them down. It IS the end of January, after all. It's just that they're so doggone pretty, and cheerful! Oh well. Such is life.

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100548: Eeeek!

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100549: test

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100550: I left out the "b" in the closure after MDC. --Romeena

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100551: Oh boy. I saw the bold and thought we were in for it again.

I was thinking, not under a bucket, but still good thinking, that the NFL needs some air police. Barney could lock them footballs up in Cell #2 and make sure there was no funny stuff going on with that air. They didn't call him Rifle Fife for nothing.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 25, 2015 - Msg 100552:
possum under a rock, compare the font style as it appears in a submitted posting here with the font style of anything you type inside the Comments box. I suspect they might be different. One of the fonts is probably a proportional font with characters of varying widths that don't align vertically. And the other is probably a fixed width font with characters of equal width that do align vertically.

from Poor Horatio

January 26, 2015 - Msg 100553: Say what, P-H?! LOL I think I've got the gist of what you're saying,so I'm going to attempt to get them rocks lined up exactilioso-here goes..

possum under a rock

January 26, 2015 - Msg 100554: Much better! I had to stop putting rocks up there when I got to "possum under a ro"-then it all lined up nice and pretty.

possum again

January 26, 2015 - Msg 100555: Just leave you a little hole for air possum. We don't want you suffocating.


January 26, 2015 - Msg 100556:
possum under a rock, so I can investigate this further, what type of internet browser are you using? Internet Explorer? Mozilla Firefox? Opera? Something else?

from Poor Horatio

January 26, 2015 - Msg 100557: I use Mozilla Firefox, PH.

possum under a rock

January 26, 2015 - Msg 100558: Yay, me too, Possum. Don't you love it? --Romeena

January 26, 2015 - Msg 100559: SEND HEAT NOW

January 27, 2015 - Msg 100560: Quick trouble check....busy here at work with the wind...SPOT

January 27, 2015 - Msg 100561:
TOM, spot, Maude, AUH20, hope you are doing OK with the storm.
There's plenty of room in my house if you want to come by, (as long I can stay at yours in July! ha)
POssum--all looks good now. I think PH and I were saying the same thing, but mine was in ENGLISH! haha lol
Prayers for the world!

January 27, 2015 - Msg 100562: I've been watching the news, and it looks just awful up in the northeast. Not to gloat, but it's 53 here right now, may hit 70 tomorrow. I wish I could send heat to all of you! Like MDC said, you're welcome here. I've got lots of room. Of course, I'm not sure how you'd get here, with the planes grounded and all traffic ordered off the roads - in New York, that is. Y'all keep checking in and let us know how you're faring, until the storm subsides. Looks like you may be snowed in for some time. I would imagine the school kids are delighted, but lots of adults won't be. I'm thinking about hospital staff. I don't know how they handle things up there, but here when an ice storm hits and some of the staff can't make it in, the ones who are there have to just keep on working. You work a double shift, then get a few hours to crawl into a room somewhere and sleep, then get up and go back to work. I guess a tired nurse is better than no nurse at all.

Well, I'm off to dreamland. Joe is coming in the morning. I thought it was yesterday, good thing it wasn't, because we had a funeral yesterday morning. A friend's son passed - he had been sick a long, long time. After the memorial, we provided lunch for the family, as usual. My friend is doing well. She's tired, but she'll be fine. She had been caring for him day and night, and was about worn out. At least she can get some rest now.

OK, off I go. Blessings, everyone. Stay warm. --Romeena

January 27, 2015 - Msg 100563: Good morning, porch! I'm up and at 'em this morning, seems like I only went to bed a few hours ago. Oh, that's right. I did. I didn't get much sleep, but it's enough, I guess. Just waiting for Joe to arrive, then we'll hit that yard like a windmill in a tornado, and make it look neat and pretty once again. It's pretty tattered right now, needs some cleaning up. Just talked to Joe, he's about fifteen minutes out, so that gives me time to tidy the kitchen before he gets here. I had some desk work to do this morning, got some contracts signed and in the mail, and a birthday card off to my son. I absolutely cannot believe my oldest son is about to be 56 years old. Lord, where has the time gone? Scary!

Beautiful day here. Skies are clear and blue, not a cloud anywhere. The sun is moving into the position that makes it a laser coming in my window, and desk work is impossible for a few hours. It's a good thing, or I'd perch here all day and never get anything else done.

OK, off I go. Later, taters. --Romeena

January 27, 2015 - Msg 100564: Hi all.
hope are friends on the east coast are all right from the bad storm?

G F - how bad did you guy get hit by the storm from the lake?

It cold here and we did get some of the snow about a 1 inc. can used a little heat tonight.


January 27, 2015 - Msg 100565: CHILI TOM, We did not fair to bad, we got about 5". I can deal with that, much better than what the East coast is getting now. Stay warm buddy!

Hope everyone else is doing ok, I suppose MDC's weather got down to the 70's today. Hey MDC, did you get that job as the "football air pressure police"? IthinkIjustaboutheardenoughaboutfootballairpressure!....


January 27, 2015 - Msg 100566: Supper menu: Cubed steak and gravy,greenbeans,fried okra,cream taters,cream corn,slaw and Iced tea....back in juist a bit...SPOT

January 27, 2015 - Msg 100567: Um, don't anyone throw anything at me, but our temp right now is 76. --Romeena

January 27, 2015 - Msg 100568: RO, I think I got ya beat. Wed should be 78 here!
It was actually a little cloudy today, but all
gone now. PossuM - don't throw any of them cottonpickin' rocks at me! lol
ME-TV has started with the B/W TAGS again.
I didnt even get to see the color ep where aunt Bee solo flies in a 26 minute show! ha
TOM-- Heat up some of Possums rocks with your phaser. That may help better than chili. ha
Seriously, I hope all are OK. Wish Maude would check in.

January 28, 2015 - Msg 100569: Happy Wednesday porch, just checking in on my way to work.

Thanks for your concern MDC. I appreciate you thinking about me. I have had the 'misery" in my back for the past few days. Not sure what has caused it but feeling stiff and sore right down to my legs. I think I need one of those things Asa and Barney used to stretch them out. It might relieve my stiffness and I might even go from being 5 feet tall to 5 feet 3 inches.

The sun is bright this morning and the sky is blue. it is cold but that is ok. we didn"t get any snow on my end of the porch but some of the areas around us in the higher elevations did.so all is good.

Lunch menu will be: homemade chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwhiches, brownies for dessert.
tea or lemonade to drink.

Hope all is well, with everyone. Prayers and blessings to all.
Big Maude

January 28, 2015 - Msg 100570: MDC, Did you hear if Papa Bear got home yet? I know he said he was soon to be released from the VA, just wondering if that happened.

Beautiful COLD day here, I think I'll go into town and get a hair cut, the snow white on top of my head is pretty deep too...haha

Asa, How's that back doing?

Boo, Did you hear anything on your job yet?

Maude, let me know how that stretching thing works for you, as you've seen the Goob could use a few more inches too...haha I don't have a belly, just a short middle section..lol
Hey, that could be a whole new industry, instead of all those weight loss programs just stretch the person a few inches...Might Work?......Might Not!


January 28, 2015 - Msg 100571: Afternoon Porch.

Hey GF, My back has been a real mess. I finally had to go try a different back cracker. This one isn't nearly as gentle, but he seems to be getting things back in sync so to speak. Been missing a lot of work though. I have plenty of vacation time, so I am thankful for that. Thanks for asking. Glad you didn't get to much snow.


January 28, 2015 - Msg 100572: Howdy, porch. MDC, you might want to sit down for this. According to my weather thing on the computer, it's 80 here right at this moment, 3:57 p.m. Lots of high clouds, and a breeze blowing, but warm and balmy. Feels like spring. Supposed to be cold and wet this weekend, though. I hope so. The more rain we get now, the prettier our spring will be.

I love this time of year. The cold winter has suppressed the algae growth in the pond, and the water is crystal clear. The fish are beautiful, growing so fast! My biggest koi is now over a foot long - he started as a little baby koi about three inches long or so. His fins are long and flowing and he's just so pretty. There's a boulder beside the pond that's just about the right height for sitting on, and sometimes I just perch there and watch those graceful fish for long periods at a time. They really are so much fun.

Well, it's been a long day. Taught ESL class this morning, had three new students, eager to learn and with a long way to go! It can be a challenge sometimes, but it's so rewarding when they finally master some difficult twist of pronunciation (English has a lot of those) or when some concept finally registers. I'm glad I grew up knowing English. I'm not sure I could ever learn it as a second language. It's hard!!
I think only the Asian (tonal) languages would be more difficult.

Asa, I hope your back gets better very soon. That's so miserable. Do you have a really good, supportive mattress on your bed? You know, if your bed is more than ten years old, it probably should be replaced. I know, that's expensive, but it can really make a difference.

Well, I think I'm going to make a big glass of tea and go get in my chair for the evening. Eloise and I ate lunch at a Chinese restaurant today after classes, so supper tonight is going to be very simple, very light. I'm really not hungry. Maybe some cheese and crackers and an apple. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

January 28, 2015 - Msg 100573: Oh, for Pete's sake!
I seem to have this thing about failing to close the bold after I type EMDC's name. --Romeena

January 28, 2015 - Msg 100574: Yep, that was it. Left out the "b", just like before. I think I need a keeper. --Romeena

January 28, 2015 - Msg 100575: EMDC? Who is that? Where did that "E" come from? I think I'd better just go to bed! I can't seem to do anything right. --Romeena

January 28, 2015 - Msg 100576: RO turned me into an EMC!!! Ha I dont think you would want Mr Darling's Cuz as an EMC or an EMDC or an MD or a DO! haha
And indeed your 80 beat my 78 today too! But we are also due for rain on Friday. Bad for the Phx Open.
PH--I meant to commend you a while back for caring for your mum the way you did. Also, I guess i came on a little strong about "paying my way." I know many kids who are fine today who's folks had a college fund to help them.
Maude and ASA, so sorry about your backs. It can be the craps sometimes to
wake up with the "crick" that is for sure.
GF--I did not yet hear anything from PB yet, but yes, he was scheduled to "get out" on the 31st.
Folks, sooo much superbowl and Phx Open hype in this town it gives me the miseries. I think of the millions these guys are worth, and they wont even spend a little time with the media.
I will say this tho, several Christian players did some darn nice things at Phx childrens hospital yesterday.
But get this, the sod for the field was grown in Alabama, brought here in 32 semis, set down on our roll-out field, re-contitioned after the pro-bowl,
and now painted and re-lined today. Crazy!
Well, take care and prayers,
M-D-C :)

January 29, 2015 - Msg 100577: Morning all. Back to work after almost 2 weeks away. Not sure how long I can go. Guess we will see.

Ro, we bought a new mattress a year ago. I got one og the top of the line ones because of my back, and because Debbie spends most of her day in bed. I wanted her to have something comfortable yet supportive. So I think we are ok in that area. My issue is more of a pelvic rotation problem. And I think it is related to some muscle imbalances I have in my quads vs. hams. At least that is what I am deducing as I try to read up on it. I know when the Dr. "adjusts" me, I can feel things kind of click back in to place, and I feel better for a while. But it's sure no fun dealing with it.

Hope you survive the weekend MDC. Lot's going on for sure. It has to be giving your economy a big old boost. But I suspect you wouldn't have to look very hard to find a felon there. Jay walkers, horn honkers, a regular sin city. :)

Did those sideburns come out even GF? Hope so buddy.


January 29, 2015 - Msg 100578: Asa, Those sideburns are hard to get lined up, I think one ear is longer than the other..haha

MDC, A instant yard...who'd of thought! But as they say, the grass may be greener in Alabama, but it STILL has to be mowed... Maybe they should have gotten it from Kentucky, so the "blue grass" would match their outfits better... You Think?


January 29, 2015 - Msg 100579: HI



January 29, 2015 - Msg 100580: Tom, you're putting GF on KP? Fantastic! Maybe he will make us some bone soup. He uses real bones you know. Bless his heart. I just hope I don't find sideburns in it. Yuck!!


January 29, 2015 - Msg 100581: Here ya go CHILI TOM, Your favorite episode, especially at the 7:25 mark...haha

Tomorrows menu....White beans (I may even throw a bone into the pot for flavor) and BREAD!!

Here I thought I was doing so good since Christmas time, guess NOT!..haHA I'm thinkin' TOM was just hungry for some of my bean soup is what I'm thinkin'....

G-F.... *K-P* (Kitchen Person)



January 29, 2015 - Msg 100583: Idid not get to see the ending last week. Andy had a different girl friend and she had a red convertible. What happened at the the? Was she ever on again?

January 29, 2015 - Msg 100584:
It was Miss Peggy who was only on for a few episodes...that was to message 100583.
Well folks, it is indeed raining here.
Most likely there will be no golf on Friday,
and they can close the superbowl roof if need be,
unlike last year in blizzardly NY.
But actually, it should be outta here by Friday eve.
Hanging in there guarding the footballs that have been sealed in a mayonnaise jar since noon today! ha (Remember that Carnac fans?)

January 29, 2015 - Msg 100585: MDC

January 30, 2015 - Msg 100586: Very funny MDC...They've been kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's back porch since noon today. No one knows the contents of these envelopes, but you, in your borderline divine and mystical way, will ascertain the answers having never before seen the questions."

I always liked that skit...Mr. Carson and his side kick are truly missed on late night TV....


January 30, 2015 - Msg 100587: I bet if they sealed those footballs in one of Aunt Bee's pickle jars, they sure wouldn't come out deflated.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 30, 2015 - Msg 100588: Billy Ray, Would those pickle jars be "hermetically" sealed?...haha

January 31, 2015 - Msg 100589:
May a crazed camel spit in your eye! :)
Yes, Johhny and Ed were the best at Late night.
Slow on the porch today.
PGA did play golf, and NFL did close the roof
as it lightly but constantly rained all day.
Should be semi-clear on Sat.however.
Well, night all,



January 31, 2015 - Msg 100591: Afternoon all.
Just finished watching the third round in MDC's backyard. I be pulling for Bubba. That's a rowdy crowd there on 16 MDC. You wasn't amongst them were you? ;)

Frustrating to be sitting here with an ice pack on my back. Beautiful day, sunshine, mid 50's, golf courses are open. Very rare for January here. Oh well. That's life, through and through.

Big game tomorrow. Stacey and her family are coming over to have a party here after preachin. The grandkids love doing that, and we love having them, so it all works out great.

Guess I'll go see what I can muster up for supper. Some soup for sure. Easy and fast. Otis' brand I reckon. Lid and all.


January 31, 2015 - Msg 100592: Welcome Sweet Springtime We Greet Thee With SONG!!...Guess with 8" of snow coming tomorrow, I better put that song on the back burner...lol

Asa, Just put "Caddy Shack" in your DVD player and you'll be Ok... Then put in "Ground Hog Day" and you'll get a early spring??? Might work.....Might NOT!...haha (was that MDC on 16 holding the sign: "Down with the single tax" or was that Regis?)


January 31, 2015 - Msg 100593: Hi everyone. Sorry it has been so long since I checked in. We are ok. Sean finished his second week of school and is still doing great. I am still waiting to go to work. I am officially hired but the woman doing all the background checks is still catching up after knee surgery. I talked with the nursing director again yesterday and she told me they really want and need me, so I will hang on a little longer. I am going to need a paycheck soon, though.

Not much news, really. I don't even know who is in the superbowl so not going to comment on that or watch the game. we have a church luncheon and business meeting after church tomorrow so I will probably be ready to come home and veg out for the rest of the day. Hope you all have a great sunday.


January 31, 2015 - Msg 100594: HI ALL.



January 31, 2015 - Msg 100595:
Sgt TOM is on patrol! :)
Asa- I have been in the 16 crowd in the past, but
my hip arthritis has been bad lately, so nothing this year. Boo hoo for Tiger. ha
Folks, I am superbowled out with all our local
newscasts broadcasting from the various opulent
parties and venues. Super this and super that!
Hey, there is other news! Well, it will all be over tomorrow
BOO--Glad that college is going well for Sean.
Seems like someone else could help out looking at your background, but what do I know. ha
POSSUM--you have had some funny stuff on FB lately. Love the Morelli's ice cream. Do they let
you bring your own scoop? lol
Good Sabbath to all. Thank you Jesus.

February 01, 2015 - Msg 100596: MDC, As I said, there is always the "chess network" to watch if your cable provider has it...Check?...lol (plus they may have a message for you to decode from Orphan Annie in the commercial) ha! (Drink your Ovaltine while you watch the Super Bowl) is what I think it will say!
But I won't repeat what Ralphie's response was since it IS Sunday.....And it wasn't CHECKMATE!

CHILI TOM, Asa & I will bring the "SOUPER BOWL" to the homeless today for sure! We will say: "SOUP FOR YOU!".. In your honor, we will have CHILI Ok?? We have the beans to swing it...


February 01, 2015 - Msg 100597: I hear you, MDC, that is why I have called the nursing director more than once to see if someone could get something going. Kinda crazy that they only have one human resource person and nobody to take over for her when shes out. I know it is a humble facility and there isn't a lot of money to go around. I will be working for less wages than I could get in other places, but cant help but think it is where I need to be so I am trying to be patient and wait..still praying.

The weather has been very mild here and it has been enjoyable. Its nice to be able to be outside and enjoy it..not hot/not cold. I am looking forward to spring because those are usually the best weather days in south texas and we spend a lot of time outside enjoying it. Bruce is hoping to put in the sprinkler system soon, once I am working, and we can actually get some grass growing out here in this sandbox. That will be a good day, I'm telling you. I am tired of the sand and stickers. Its crazy how our house is so homey and sweet looking and then the sandy land its on looks like something from the dust bowl. :(

Well, please say a prayer that I can get to work this coming week. I better get ready for preachin'.


February 01, 2015 - Msg 100598: Good afternoon gang...Super Bowl party at the dog house tonight...dancing afterwards...got lights strung up..peanuts boiling..pig skins frying..grillin hot wings on the grill,a little cider if ya dare (good jug is behind the barn)..celery sticks and carrots..blue cheese dressing..Pizza...salad..yall come on over at anytime...park in upper pasture..lower one is kinda wet...SPOT !

February 01, 2015 - Msg 100599: MDC,although it looks like it,I don't think that's an ice cream parlor that I posted on FB. It's regular food-get ya some Morielli's pounded steak to go! LOL

(Everybody else on the Porch is going.. "What??")

It's a Facebook thing,y'all wouldn't understand-ha!

Speaking of Facebook, I happened across something very bittersweet a few minutes ago. Our Rev's daughter has given birth to a little girl. Yep,that's right- Rev is a granddaddy! Looks like she was born sometime last year-there is a pic of the baby on his daughter's FB page. She's a precious little thing-wish y'all could see her. I shouldn't give out anybody's info,but if you know Rev's daughter's name,and her maiden name, add "Slatten" to it, and look for her on Facebook. You'll see the pic then.

Prayers, Boo.

Y'all take care!

possum under a rock

February 01, 2015 - Msg 100600: As Goober said to Andy on "Return to Mayberry"...Granddaddy, Granddaddy, Granddaddy! Bless his heart... He would have made a good Grandpa for sure....G-F

February 01, 2015 - Msg 100601: Thanks for that info, Possum. I will have to look for her on facebook.

Everybody getting ready to watch the superbowl? I think I will take a nice nap, instead. :)


February 01, 2015 - Msg 100602: Awww. She's a little doll. REV's daughter has her daddy's eyes, and if that baby grows up to be half as beautiful as her mom, she'll be a knockout. Rev would be so proud! There would be no holding him down! I just have to believe that he knows, and is singing her praises in heaven. Wonder if he's written a song about her?

It's chilly here today, in the low 50s, but clear and pretty. I've been outside a little, fed the fish, put out bird and squirrel feed, reset a timer on the back yard lights (yes, they're still up) and just enjoyed the day a little. The rain we had yesterday has moved on out. We didn't get much, but we're grateful for what we did get.

The critter feed I put out hasn't been touched, and there is zero critter traffic out there. One little wren came in briefly, perched on a sprinkler head, then flew away. This tells me there's a hawk hanging around out there, but so far I haven't spotted him. He's been around here for a couple of weeks now. I wish he'd move on. My little friends have plenty of cover (I've made sure of that, with little nest boxes and lots and lots of shrubbery) but I don't like for them to have to be so fearful and hide so much.

The hawk is beautiful, but I can do without him. I wish I could pen him up in my garage for a while. Yes, there's another rat in there. He won't be there long. I got a trap! Now I have to get someone to set it for me. David will probably be here tomorrow, he'll do it. I don't have the strength in my fingers to pull that thing down and set it. I've had the live trap set for days, but he won't go in it. He should, because if I caught him with that, I'd take him over to the woods about a mile away and let him go. However, if he gets in the other trap, well.....

Blessings, friends! --Romeena