May 29, 2015 - Msg 101467: Good Friday morning all. I hope you are all well.
Thanks for the shout out GF. Very busy time of the year for sure. You are ept with them tool icons.

Prayers for Ro's Pastor. Sounds like he has been through much as of late.

Although nothing like Texas, we have been very wet here the last month. Very wet and cool. Been a very nice spring.

Well better get going I reckon. Much to do.


May 29, 2015 - Msg 101468: I guess I took time to sweep. :)


May 29, 2015 - Msg 101469: MDC, with this iPad thing I just hit the icon button and "poof" they magically appear! I'm so ept now haha!
Even tho Asa has been so busy he has found time to "practice" with me on a special project we are working on for our Daughters for Fathers Day... Take a peek and let us know what ya think....
Who says we're out of Maybe we can get invited to Mrs. Wiley's 🎉party🎉 now...


May 29, 2015 - Msg 101470: Sorry Boo, we could not post the "Tool Belt" that one is saved for parties @ O' 👍
G-F again

May 29, 2015 - Msg 101471:
MDC, those small images that G-F is posting are known as HTML Character Codes, or Pictographs. You can find a listing of them at
Notice that each image has three lines of data below it. The top line is the HTML Code Decimal Number. The middle line is the HTML Code Hexidecimal Number. And the bottom line is the text description of the image.
To post an image here, copy and paste the top line Decimal Number that is directly below the image you want to post. Be sure to include the &# in the front and the ; at the end.
You may also notice that some images appear as blank rectangles that do not match their text description. These particular images may not post correctly.

from Poor Horatio

May 29, 2015 - Msg 101472: PH, just curious, all I have to do is hit the icon button and choose what image, is this because I have a "Apple" device?

G-Finally Ept...

May 29, 2015 - Msg 101473: Prayers Romeena .. hey Boo and GF, asa...let me go back and read the other at work all night..all lights on...anybody got any leftovers?..SPOT

May 29, 2015 - Msg 101474:
G-F, except for the iphone4, I stopped using Apple computers in 1990. Tell me what kind of Apple device you are asking about so I can research it on the internet. I am assuming that certain keys on your keyboard have macro functions assigned to them that generates those images you are posting.

from Poor Horatio

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101475: 🌵 Did it work?

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101476: Thanks PH, I guess I'm "ept" now too!
ROMEENA, I guess the drought is over, but my goodness, the
new woes of people being carried down river, etc.
Prayers for sure.
Hope everyone here is OK.

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101477: PH, the tablet I have is a iPad mini, thanks for helping us get "ept" kinda makes a guy feel special knowing he's gotten himself "ept"...👍. G-F

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101478:
G-F, I'm having trouble trying to find an answer regarding those images you are posting. Do you know if you are using an app or is this function built in on your ipad mini (such as a HTML key)?

from Poor Horatio

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101479:
G-F, as an example, tell me exactly what keys you press the post the eyes.

from Poor Horatio


May 30, 2015 - Msg 101481: Good morning, porch. Tom, you don't know how much I wish I could send you some of this rain. After all the flooding we've had, it rained again last night, and more is predicted. The sky looks like it could open up and dump a new ocean on us at any moment. We've had ranchers going into flooded areas to try to get their livestock out - one guy had to get 31 horses out. The poor things were actually swimming, the water was so deep. It's really getting serious. I'm still okay, but if the sump pump fails in my drainage system, I could have water coming in the sunroom. Ordinarily, that's not a problem, with normal rainfall, whether the pump is working or not. The drains and pump were put in to relieve standing water from the back of the lot. However, with the unprecedented rainfall we've been having, it would almost certainly flood the sunroom without the pump taking most of it away. It almost made it once before when the pump had died, and the rainfall at that time was just a little more than normal. Oh well. What will be, will be.

I've got to go out twice today, to make home health calls. The agency gave me another patient, and he wants me to come at 11:00. The woman I've been seeing is scheduled for 3:00. I'm actually a bit tired of this, and wish I could let it go. I'd like to retire completely, but the money is helpful. I don't make a lot, because I don't do a lot, but it helps.

Well, I see one of my gladiolas has escaped from the tie that was holding it to a bamboo stake, and is now bowing over, about to break. Maybe I'll just go cut it and bring it in the house. Sure is pretty. It's bright red, fully open, and is just lovely. I like glads! I think I'll plant a few more. They seem to like that location, at the back of the biggest raised island. I just stuck a few bulbs in the ground two or three years ago, can't even remember where I got them. I forgot about them, and since their foliage looks a lot like the irises which are planted nearby, I was very surprised when the glads bloomed! They come back every year, and are really nice. Yep, gonna plant some more!

Well, take care, folks. Be safe! --Romeena

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101482: PH, on my keyboard their is a button down by the space bar with a smile face, if you press it a list of all kinds of Imogene 's come up a long with pictures etc.....I'm guessing it is a iPad thing. They are in groups, there are quite a few of them to choose from...G-F 👀...poof!

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101483: Well, aren't you the special one, though! I want one of those buttons!! Hahaha! --Romeena

May 30, 2015 - Msg 101484: Hello porch family. Hope you ae all well and blessed this Saturday. Not a lot of anything new around here to share but wanted to check in. It is cloudy and supposed to rain again today but so far just threatening. Mosquitos are bad but everything looks so beautiful and green.

I took the MIL to visit some old friends of hers who live on a farm that dates back to the early 1800s. It was beautiful. The lady who lives there is 91 and still drives a tractor! It was inspirational. They had four of the sweetest little dogs I have ever met and they stayed on my lap the entire visit. Loved it. MIL behaved herself and it was a good afternoon.

Ive been hanging around the house today doing chores on my day off. Ive been feeling very tired the last couple of weeks, not sure what that is all about but just feeling in a fog. I am wondering what my blood sugar is doing. Im supposed to get labs drawn but have been putting it off. I only have one day off duing the week and I have a lot to do on those days.

Guess I will sign off till I have something interesting to say.


May 30, 2015 - Msg 101485: What do you mean, "until" you have something interesting to say? Your comments are always interesting! Like a 91 yr old lady who still drives a tractor isn't interesting? I think it is!!

As for having four sweet little dogs in your lap, I think that's pretty nice too. Reminds me of the day I went with Brittney to Landry's baby-sitter's house to ride their horses. The lady raises miniature Schnauzer pups, and there was a litter of 8 there that day. They were three months old, had just had their first puppy haircut, and were so cute. At first they were closed up in another room so they wouldn't "bother" us, but someone came along and opened the door, and the next thing I knew, a rolling gray and white tide came at me, all piled on at one time and I was buried under a sea of soft, wiggly puppies, all with one aim in mind - to give me big old sloppy puppy kisses! I was thrilled! They were the cutest little things, and so affectionate, just little love-sponges.

Guess what! It rained last night. Imagine that. However, it hasn't rained today, and no more is predicted at least for the next few days. Maybe we'll get a chance to dry out a little bit. I walked into the far back yard this morning, and the ground is just boggy. In spots the grass is turning yellow from too much water. The mosquitoes defy description, and the weeds are just laughing at me. I think we can safely say our drought has broken, thank the Lord.

Well, guess I'll go feed my little friend. She's sitting here looking at me, like she wonders what on earth the attraction is about that black thing with all the buttons on it, where I spend so much time. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

May 31, 2015 - Msg 101486: Reading back about apple products....I have an apple iPhome 6 plus ...Mrs and I both...she had a 5 before and me?...ha ha a walmart filp phone so this move was a BIG one for me...well one of the fellows are on Vac today so im filling in till 6pm "overtime" yea...gona try to find me a good sermon on TV...any suggestions?...SPOT

May 31, 2015 - Msg 101487: Good morning, porch! I'm at my window just for a moment, getting ready to go to preaching. However, the view out back, on this absolutely gorgeous morning, just called me to come sit here for a few minutes. The critter traffic out there is amazing - bluejays, sparrows, chickadees, cardinals, a beautiful little woodp3cker, doves, some finches, a little wren with her tail feathers sticking straight up, and of course, about five squirrels, chasing each other and causing all sorts of mayhem. Day lilies are blooming all over the yard - some I had forgotten I planted, and others - old friends - back for another year. The oak leaf hydrangea's plentiful blooms are already changing from white to pale pink, and will be a deep russet bfore the summer is over. The standard pink hydrangeas in the far back corner are coming along nicely. They love all this rain. The roses are finished for now, but after some pruning next week, they'll bloom again. The eight hardy hibiscus plants I put in the main island are thriving, nearly three feet tall, and loaded with buds. They'll be blooming by next week. It's so good to see the sunshine again, after all that rain. No more rain predicted for the next few days, so maybe things will dry out a bit. I've got Joe and Jorge scheduled for a weeding, pruning, clean-up day next week, before the weeds just completely take over. Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful day!

Now, I've got to get dressed. I could sit here and soak up this view all morning, but time's a-wastin'! Got to get to church. I don't know if our pastor will be able to preach this morning or not, but someone will. Blessing, friends! --Romeena

May 31, 2015 - Msg 101488: SPOT, even though I upgraded to a iPad I still use my Walmart flip phone....I guess I just don't need my phone 📱 to be smarter than

Romeena, when the sun & heat comes back your plants will be hard for Joe & Jorge to keep up with...


May 31, 2015 - Msg 101489: You are so right, G-F. It's already a jungle, and a few days of sun will only make it worse. They'll get it cleaned out this week, and I'll put plenty of Preen down and a good scattering of horticultural cornmeal for good measure. Preen is accepted by most organic gardeners, and I've found that it really works well. I just didn't get it applied in time this spring, because it wouldn't quit raining!

Our pastor went home from the hospital yesterday, and was at church this morning. He didn't preach, but he was there and took the pulpit long enough to greet us and reassure us that he's doing well. He has lost weight, and looks pale and tired, but his voice was strong. He just needs some rest and good food now, and he'll be fine. The tumor was benign, and the clots in his lung have dissolved. God is good.

Well, I hear my big old comfy chair calling me, and Toye Starr would like nothing better than for me to get in it, so she can get in my lap. I think I'll just do that! Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

May 31, 2015 - Msg 101490: Yep, your "Wheelerette" is calling... Just Do it! 💺all aboard🐶

May 31, 2015 - Msg 101491:
Romeena, you won't need that special key like G-F has if you follow my instructions in Msg 101471. Click on that link I posted.
And be sure to click on all the tabs at the top of that page to see additional images you can post such as:
from HTML tab †
from Dingbats tab ★
from Pictograph tab ☺
Be sure to include a space before and after.

from Poor Horatio

May 31, 2015 - Msg 101492:
SPOT, since you are looking for a good sermon on tv, I would recommend Joel Osteen. On my television cable system, he's on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings. Search for him by name in your online tv guide. Or you can also listen to his Sunday lectures at his web site
When I first started watching him on television, I was surprised to learn that he is not an ordained minister nor has he had any formal religious training. Although he did attend attend Oral Roberts University as a television production major, he left after one year to help with the production of his father's religious services by working behind the scenes. His father was an ordained minister with a Doctor of Divinity degree who passed away in 1999.
In spite of his lack of formal training, Joel's teachings are based on Christianity and the Bible. And I find him much more interesting to listen to than any ordained minister in church or preacher on television. I may not agree with everything Joel preaches, but a lot of what he does say makes sense to me.

from Poor Horatio

May 31, 2015 - Msg 101493: Thanks, PH. I bookmarked that page. Will explore it later when I'm a bit more motivated than I am at this moment. It looks very interesting - lots of things to use to make text more fun. --Romeena

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101494: Well here I am two days in a row, can you believe it?? Today was a great day. Woke up feeling fine with plenty of energy all day. Who knows? I'm loving it, though.

Thanks for saying you were interested in my post, Ro. I love your story about the pups. That would have been heavenly!

We got just a sprinkle of rain here today and the sun was out most of the time. Just a beautiful day. I just cant get over how green everything is because I haven't seen it this way in 10 years. I am very thankful for the rain and so are the frogs..I have seen some very fat and happy ones around here. They are feasting on mosquitoes, I reckon.

I have been working on some artwork for Erin's room. Now that she is a teenager, she wanted to redecorate her room, so bruce painted it a turquoise blue with white trim and she is decorating with turquoise and lime green. the other day I bought her a figurine of a lime green weenie dog. I am painting a turquoise weenie dog on a large canvas for her to hang. I will post some pics for those of you who go on facebook.

well, Erin is talking nonstop about a little boy named Nick..(to be continued)

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101495: I was afraid I was going to lose my post if I didn't post soon. Anyway, Erin likes a 13 yr old boy in her class who she says is a nerd who is on the honor roll. She has been texting with him but of course, she is way too young to date. I think this young "relationships" have a half life of about 3 weeks, so I am trying to stay calm. Raising a girl is different than raising a boy! I just keep thinking about how it is going to be when she is 16 or 17 and is actually going on a date with someone. Yikes..scary stuff.

Its back to work tomorrow. Seems like the weekend really flew by, as usual. Its been a good one, though.

Check in everyone. I miss ya'll!


June 01, 2015 - Msg 101496: I was afraid I was going to lose my post if I didn't post soon. Anyway, Erin likes a 13 yr old boy in her class who she says is a nerd who is on the honor roll. She has been texting with him but of course, she is way too young to date. I think this young "relationships" have a half life of about 3 weeks, so I am trying to stay calm. Raising a girl is different than raising a boy! I just keep thinking about how it is going to be when she is 16 or 17 and is actually going on a date with someone. Yikes..scary stuff.

Its back to work tomorrow. Seems like the weekend really flew by, as usual. Its been a good one, though.

Check in everyone. I miss ya'll!


June 01, 2015 - Msg 101497: oops...chewed my cabbage twice again...

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101498:
BOO--good to see you. Glad you were more rested today. My guess is that work is just tiring you out, and you needed a day to recoup. You mentioned
about Erin texting with the guy. That can sometime
turn bad, so monitor so no dumb mistakes are made. (Just my 2 cents worth)
As for the room colors...hopefully that will pass! ha
RO and SPOT, so much rain in your areas. 🌂
glad it is drying a bit. Cal sure needs rain.
MAUDE, did you also get a lot?
PH-- thanks for the icon tips.
Well, summer has hit us! 🌄 109 today!
Praying for all porchsters and our world,

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101499: Romeena here is your formula....☔️💦☔️💦 + 🌞🌅☀️ =🌻🌺🌹🌸🌷🌾🌼 & 🐞🐝🐜🐛....😃

And for Asa & SPOT...☔️+ 🌞+ 🚜 = 🌽🍅🍉 ...😛

MDC...your forecast....🌞🌞🌞and more 🌞🌞🌞..🌵🌵🌵

And Breakfast for TOM...☕️ & 🍩


Possum this is as close as I can come 🌑🌑🐀🐀🐀🐀🌑🌑

Here's Maude's menu..🍗🍔🍛🍰🍲

Have a great 🌄...G-F

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101500: Here's one for PH...🇺🇸🇨🇦🇺🇸🇨🇦.... -💰 x -💰 P : = Poor Horatio...GF again 😛

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101501: Correction...-💰 x -💰+Hor : = Poor Horatio, I know how he is a stickler for details...G-F again

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101502: Huh? Say again? I don't read hieroglyphics. --Romeena

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101503: Boo, glad to hear you're feeling better. I hate to say this, but you sound like me about 25 years ago. Something about "spring chickens" comes to my mind.....

As for Erin and her little crush - all I can say is this. Buckle up, Mama, it's going to be a wild ride. This is only the beginning. Having raised two boys and two girls, I can tell you for sure - boys are easier. Girls are a challenge. Smiles one minute, stormy tears the next, and nobody knows why, not even the girl. When their hormones hit, they can toggle between angel and demon in the blink of an eye. Sometimes you wonder if you're both going to come out of it alive, but you will, and one day you'll discover she's a real person, and you not only love her, you like her as well, and that's pretty nice.

OK, off to feed my little canine companion. I've heard a couple of exasperated sighs. She hates it when I stop at the computer in the mornings, poor baby. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101504: MDC, you made me chuckle out loud with the paint color comment. I was at work when bruce put the first coat on and when I got home and saw it, well, lets just say I was surprised. Oh well, part of her growing up. Now that it is coming together it looks pretty cute but I am thinking about how hard it is going to be to paint over after she moves away from home. She will be here for awhile, I am guessing. Still 5 more years of school, then the junior college in the city, or Texas A&M, Corpus Christi is only a 30 minute drive from us. We even have a Baptist seminary college on that same campus so I figure the bases are covered unless she goes into the military. I wouldn't be able to justify sending her off to another university unless she got a big scholarship and wanted to go off somewhere. It just doesn't make financial sense or any other sense. Why not stay close to home for awhile? She has a lot of growing up to do and I want to help her. I stayed at home with my parents until I finished college, then I worked for a year, saved the money and took a year to do some missionary work and visit my relatives in Michigan. I am so glad I did, because once I got back and got another full time job, I moved into my own place and was tied down to bills and work. I think I was 23 when I moved into my own place and then bought my first house when I was 24.

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101505: MDC, I will keep a close eye on Erin. Bruce and I decided last night that we will check her correspondence with this boy and if she wants to communicate with him, that will be the conditions. She is only 13 and has to have some accountability. In my work, I admit kids and one of the things we question them about is their s3xual activity to screen for STDs. Almost 10 out 0f 10 kids are s3xually active, most by age 13. I know these are drug-using, troubled kids but it makes me see that kids these days, in general, are doing it. Plain and simple, and parents need to take off the blinders and realize it. There are no rose-colored glasses on my face, that's for sure. :)

PH, is that supposed to be a squirrel? I don't have my glasses on but its either a squirrel or a demon. I like to think its a squirrel. ;)

Well, better go get ready for work. Have a good evenong.


June 01, 2015 - Msg 101506: Boo, I think it's a big-eyed donkey. Just don't show it to Thelma Lou. --Romeena

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101507: You need to be ept when you paint.

Billy Ray the Postman

June 01, 2015 - Msg 101508:
G-F---I'm seeing a bunch of "squares" for many of your symbols above. Maybe you should go to "Symbol City" and
spend the extra bucks for the good ones! Ha
(Now THAT is really stretching a tags reference in here.:) 🎭
Friends, to be serious for a minute, some of you may have seen
on national news about the protest in front of the Phx mosque this weekend. It was meant to
sort of "counter" all the isis stuff, killing of christians, etc, and it turned quite ugly on both sides of the issue.
I fear for the country because this was REAL,
and it is starting to be an "us and them" situation. I "get" it, in a way, but it also makes me worried about our future. OK, sorry for the soapbox, I know
that I should stick more to tags, weather, etc here.
BOO--glad that you and bruce have talked about the boyfriend deal. THAT has also changed
quite a bit, as you know, as they start posting photos etc.
I think there are aps for checking such. Glad I made you smile!
BILLY Ray-- glad to see you... you're OK for a Fed! :)
Take care all,

June 02, 2015 - Msg 101509: Not sure what made me think of this song, maybe just my longing for simpler times; anyway, enjoy...


June 02, 2015 - Msg 101510: Thank you so much, MDC, for posting that link. The Statlers are my all-time favorite group, I love their music - they had a great sound, not quite like anyone else. I really enjoyed that. I may just explore Amazon and see if there are some CDs I've missed. I really identify with the song they did in that link - I was scheduled to graduate with the class of '57, but I graduated early, with the class of '56. So, just about everything mentioned in that song was very familiar to me. Those were the days....

Now, off to bed. Got an early morning home health call to make, and Joe and Jorge will be here around 9:30. I should be home by then. Sweet dreams. --Romeena

June 02, 2015 - Msg 101511: Quick trouble check....SPOT

June 02, 2015 - Msg 101512: Thanks MDC, I did not realize they came through that way, I don't know what causes that, I suppose it too it's a Apple thing. We don't need to have a translator too, so I'll go easy on them.
I sure don't want to be a pestilence in my attempt to be humorous at times.... I'm finding Apple things don't communicate with other things well at times but at this point it's what I have and I need to work with it.


June 02, 2015 - Msg 101513: Well, I'm glad you boys cleared that up! I was wondering about those squares - thought I was just missing the meaning somehow. You're right, G-F. Apple doesn't always work and play well with others. My son, after years of PC use, bought a Mac, and says he loves it. However, he admits that it sometimes doesn't interface with other devices too well. He uses it for construction design, record-keeping, all the things involved in running a home-construction business, but he does have trouble with its outreach. I know most people who have Apple products love them. I have a Dell PC, and a Samsung Galaxy Note phone, and I like them. To each his own, I guess.

Well, gotta run. Have a home health call in 15 minutes, but it's less than ten minutes away, so I'm good. Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

June 02, 2015 - Msg 101514: Hi there.

Thank RO foe send the rain it gong to stay for the week, and about the beard I start grow it back in all the cold!
MDC thank now I feel way old (36)=63?


June 02, 2015 - Msg 101515: Well I have studying on how to trim my hedges, not sure how I want them, stately hedges like around Buckingham Palace or a Oriental motif?....Hummm I think I'll just lop off the tops like Andy does... And as Briscoe said: " Done & Done!".. I sorta know what Floyd 💈 feels like now...


June 02, 2015 - Msg 101516: Well you might as well give yourself a manicure while you got them hedgers out GF. I know how you like to look tidy all the time. Just cause you are retired, no sense letting yourself go to seed buddy. :)




June 02, 2015 - Msg 101518: You are welcome to all the rain you want, Tom. We've been without rain now for about three days, and would you believe, my hydrangeas are a little wilted? Of course, they're such water-babies anyway. They may just have to wilt a little. I'd feel like an idiot, turning a sprinkler zone on, when we still have streets that are closed due to flooding.

The three of us - Joe, Jorge and I - worked in this yard until 4 p.m. A long day, and I'm bushed! Clemmed, you might say. We got a lot done though. Still more to do, but we'll hit it again on Thursday.

Tomorrow I see the surgeon who operated on my neck and back. I have a couple of issues that need attention, to see whether anything should be done, or if it's just the way it is. Old age ain't no place for sissies.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 02, 2015 - Msg 101519: Asa, I'm holding out for Ellen Brown to do my manicure at Mayberry a Days.... They tell me Nature' been nice to her...Real Nice! ;). Any yes TOM they look good, just like a old fashioned flat-top hair cut.

Romeena, hope you're appointment goes ok tomorrow

June 03, 2015 - Msg 101520: Here is another one for you RO and all,

June 03, 2015 - Msg 101521: GF--I think you should put off the hedge trimming
until...tomorrow. Yup, cant ya hear those fish jumping out of the water? :)
TOM--be sure that GF knows the big house rules!
Sorry to make ya feel old, instead, let the songs make you fell YOUNG again!
ASA--you got all the HVACS purring like Mr Tucker's Lincoln? Dang hot here already.
Prayers for all,

June 03, 2015 - Msg 101522:
MDC, thanks for posting the Do We Remember These song as sung by The Statler Brothers. It's been a long time since I heard it and was glad to hear it again. But my absolute favorite Statler Brothers song without a doubt is The Class of 57<>. The words can be applied to every graduating high school class. We all had dreams and hopes of becoming successful, yet so many of us either never fulfill those dreams or fail in our attempts. How prophetic.

Boo, in your Msg 101505, what posting were you referring to claiming that an image I posted either looks like a squirrel or a demon?

from Poor Horatio

June 03, 2015 - Msg 101523:
, sorry but I forgot to turn off the italics.

from Poor Horatio

June 03, 2015 - Msg 101524: MDC, sometimes all those "tomorrows" catch up to ya, and for the love of Mike I just have to "Do It"... Love him or not!! Haha

Where has Possum been? Hopefully she wasn't 5lbs of Possum in someone's headlights....

You too Sterling, check in and give us a "Howdy" buddy..

With all those "italics" I thought PH must be speaking Ita lian..

As REV would say: Hope ya'll have a blessed day!


June 03, 2015 - Msg 101525: I'm "rat cheer", G-F! How has everybody been? I see somebody has been learning hieroglyphics ,as Ro called them. I like 'em, G-F-you're pretty danged EPT!

Can y'all believe it's June already? This year is really zooming along! Boo & I are already planning our Double Birthday Bash at the end of July! Hope Maude doesn't mind baking 2 cakes-and somebody bring a few fire extinguishers for all those candles-ha!

109 degrees already, MDC? That's DANG hot,as Rev would say! Hey, y'all notice how we keep saying "As Rev would say"? Someone should compile all of his little sayings into a keepsake book.Wouldn't that be nice to have?

Well,I'd better tackle some laundry. Y'all have a blessed day-love to all!

possum u.a.r.

June 03, 2015 - Msg 101526: PH, I was speaking of post 101499. Next to my name it looks like a block, a squirrel (I think), and another block.

Yep, looking forward to the birthday bash, Possum!

It was pretty hot here yesterday, too..into the 90s but not as hot as MDC. It is June now, so it is to be expected. I am gearing up for 5 months of non-stop heat and humidity.

Been on a work stretch but will be ooff thrusday and Friday. Talk to ya'll later.


June 03, 2015 - Msg 101527: Boo, it was suppose to be a goat, donkey, and chicken Imogene I sent you... G-F

June 03, 2015 - Msg 101528:
Boo, Msg 101499 was from G-F, not me. Now I understand why your question to me in Msg 101505 confused me.

from Poor Horatio

June 04, 2015 - Msg 101529: Who's on first? --Romeena

June 04, 2015 - Msg 101530: RO--have you seen that photo on the net of a player with the last name of "Hu" standing on first base? Quite funny.
POSSUM, keep cool under your rock. Love your FB posts.
GF-- you getting all your ducks, er emogenes, in a row? ha
PH- here's the Class of 57
Jesus Loves you,

June 04, 2015 - Msg 101531: And one more just because... :)

June 04, 2015 - Msg 101532: Hey gang while I was watching MDC's video I went to another one by the Statlers, watch at about 30 seconds in and see who shows up.


June 05, 2015 - Msg 101533: Oh, those Statlers! They still make my heart sing. Their voices blended so beautifully, and if the music was right, the tenor rang like a bell. When Lew DeWitt left the group in 1983 because of his health, Jimmy Fortune filled the tenor spot, and though you can tell it's a different voice, Fortune was just as good, in my opinion. The Statlers went right on! Love that group!

I saw my back surgeon yesterday, to explore the reason behind the chronic pain I have, almost all the time. He said it's a combination of my scoliosis and "very significant" arthritis in my spine, and there's really no reliable fix for it. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but it is what it is, and I can deal with it. I was hoping he'd say it was something that he could fix with a micro-surgery, but that's not the case. There is a surgery, but it's extreme, complicated, and has about a 50/50 chance of improvement, vs worse than before. I don't care for the odds, so I'll deal with it. I can, and I will. Probably, if I could take pain meds, I could just take Aleve or something and improve it a lot, but I can't take them, at least not consistently, so - deal with it. I can take them, the NSAIDs don't make me sick, but they mess up my kidneys if I take them on a regular basis. The lab numbers start to get all wonky, very quickly. So, I reserve my Advil for a big holiday meal or some such, when I'm going to be on my feet all day. I can take one Advil about every six hours, and you'd be amazed at how well it works. When your body isn't used to any medication, one tiny dose will work wonders. I don't mean to whine - I'm grateful it's no worse than it is, that I can improve it when I really need to, and that the horrible, incredible pain I had in the lumbar spine before the surgery is gone, gone, gone! He fixed that for good. This is more in the middle of my back, and as I said, I can deal with it. OK, enough of that.

Would you believe I actually had to run the sprinklers on a couple of zones today? The rain ended last weekend, we've had sunshine ever since, and some things were wilting. Hydrangeas, hibiscus, petunias - all are thirsty little things. So, they all got a twenty-minute drink. It's going to be a long summer! Humidity is very high after all that rain, and the mosquitoes are unbelievable. Gotta figure something out to combat that. I don't dare go outside without applying repellent. I keep a bottle of Cutter spray by the back door. Miserable things. They are definitely on my "Why?" list, to ask God about.

Well, guess I'll call it a day. Maybe I'll get to sleep before midnight for a change. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

June 05, 2015 - Msg 101534:
Romeena, when was the last time you had your body's pH measured?

from Poor Horatio

June 05, 2015 - Msg 101535: Wow gang...busy here at work...done put in about 60 hrs ans still got the weekend to go...then off for a week....send food ! SPOT

June 05, 2015 - Msg 101536: Good afternoon, porch. Been a busy little day. Home health call this morning, another this afternoon, errands to run, and now about to go pick up Eloise to go play bunco. Toye Starr is not a happy puppy. She hates it when I run in and out of the house all day.

Good question, PH, and I appreciate the interest. To answer, my endocrinologist does a full lab array once a year, and a streamlined version (not as much stuff in it) at the half-year point. My serum pH is always normal. I sleep on a TempurPedic mattress, and almost always on one side or the other, sometimes on my back. What is happening is this. When I sleep on my left side, it creates a slight curve in my spine that causes some of the vertebrae to close down on the nerves that exit the spine through the foramen. This causes them to "numb out" so to speak, and when I move, and they begin to wake up, they freak out and cause the muscles they talk to to go into spasm. However, when I sleep on my right side, this doesn't happen on that side - something to do with the curvature caused by my scoliosis. Naturally, the left is my preferred side! So, I have begun sleeping on my left side, and toward morning, I wake up a little, turn to the right, and when I wake up for good a little later, and get up, there's no problem. Apparently, releasing those nerves when lying down doesn't cause the spasms, it only happens when I actually stand after being on my left side. Weird. Wouldn't you know I'd have something idiotic like that? Anyway, as I said, I can deal with it. It could be soooo much worse!

Well, gotta run. As my cardiologist said, I'm in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in! Nothing slows me down very much, or for very long. God is good. --Romeena

June 05, 2015 - Msg 101537: GF and TOM--your Cavs couldnt quite do it last night, but being a western US guy, I gotta go with the Warriors. Also, two of the top mgmt went from the Suns to GS, and turned them around! Go figure. And hey, in that video, sure enouf, there was our FLOYD!!
SPOT--your Braves recently took the Dbacks to the proverbial cleaners, and I don't mean Mr Goss'!
PH- I will have to have my pH tested, regarding my back,thanks!
ASA--how's your back these days? Prayers for your missus.
POSTOM--Too bad you dont get ME-TV, as they are kinda doing a Hippie Promo about the Summer of Me! They are changing around the programming again tho. BTW, Love your FB posts.
ALl for now. We got rain last night!

June 05, 2015 - Msg 101538: HI.


June 05, 2015 - Msg 101539: So sorry to hear of your brother's passing,Tom.You & your entire family will be in my prayers.

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