October 30, 2015 - Msg 103101:
For those who want more information about what Romeena posted about the alleged link between processed meats and cancer, visit http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/94bd989a220600e516830930bd99092a.htm
As for me, I have drastically reduced my intake of processed meats.

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103102: PH swept the porch with processed meats!! haha

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103103: Hey PH, I guess Ronnie Howard had a few other gigs before tags! Really young in that one!
GF--yup, I heard about the runaway pumpkin, but there are plenty of real ones here, so no shortage.
RO--get ready for more and more such global alerts and bans. I have followed "True News" for a number of years now, http://www.truenews.org/ , and you wouldnt believe what is coming down the pike! Get ready for what is called "Real ID."
It is scarier than the Remshaw place!
Went to AZ State vs Oregon football game last night, but we lost in TRIPLE overtime! A real heartbreaker!
God bless,

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103104: Hey to Possum

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103105: Well, doggone it, PH, you went and got my hopes up and all for nothing. I got all excited about COZI-TV. It sounds great! I love all the old shows. So, I went to their website, using your handy link, and sure enough, when I entered my zipcode, it said COZI could be found on channel 82 with Dish Network. So, I went to Ch 82, and it's something else entirely. Went to Dish's website to confirm, and a search for COZI on their lineup said, basically, no such animal. Dish doesn't carry ME-TV either. I think I'm going to have to have a talk with those folks. Thanks for trying, though.


October 31, 2015 - Msg 103106: Morning all.

Hey Ro, I think the DISH channel 82 is a "part time" COZI channel. They do carry some, but not all of the COZI line up. So you might be able to find some of those programs. I am right on the verge of ending my affiliation with DISH. I really don't watch enough to justify the cost. And so much of the stuff I want to see can be found now on free tv. The only reason I have not done so already is my tv isn't digital, so I need to buy a new one. I do know the biggest thing I will miss is the DVR. I so very seldom watch anything live. It all gets recorded so I can play it back later and zip through the commercials. I know you do that as well. And from what I hear, all of the cable and satellite providers are in trouble. Folks are leaving them in droves. Tired of paying the outrages prices for a ton of stations they never watch. Maybe it will result in some changes in how they operate. Maybe not. All I know is I am about done with them.

I went grocery shopping yesterday afternoon because I had to pick up a prescription anyway. I guess there must have been a lot of Halloween parties going on because there were a lot of "adults" in "costumes" buying party stuff. And I use the term "adults" and "costumes" loosely. I can't imagine what some of these women are thinking going out in public dressed like that. When did Halloween morph into skankorama? I'm sorry, I don't mean to sound prudish. And I am a regular kind of feller that appreciates an attractive looking female type human being. But my goodness, the outfits these gals were wearing was shameful.

Sorry your team lost MDC. Triple OT. That is a heartbreaker.

Hey GF, Those were some good links you posted on the use of sharkbite fittings. I watched several others on the subject. I've decided I much prefer watching someone else do it than do it my own self. lol

I don't eat a lot of the processed meats, so I reckon I won't concern myself to much with the latest warnings. I tend to agree with Ro. The desire by many to try and control everyone in everything is disturbing to say the least. Moderation in most all things, and avoidance in certain things I believe is the key.

Well I am off to fire up my lawn mower and mulch up some leaves. Boy, it's a fun day.


October 31, 2015 - Msg 103107: Yep Asa....It's a Fun Day.....🌳🌿🍃

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103108: RO--try getting an HD antenna, I bet it is on some over-the-air channel. That is how I get Me-TV, COZI and Antenna TV, all great classic shows.

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103109:
Asa, regarding what you posted about COZI-TV not being broadcast full-time on Dish Network channel 82, I was able to confirm that. According to what I found on the internet, “On June 2, 2014, Cozi TV's programming was made available on AT&T channel 578 and Dish Satellite channel 82 on a part-time basis”

Romeena, in spite of what I posted above, you do have another option available. If you hook up your television to an HDTV antenna and tune in KXAS digital channel 41.4, then you can watch COZI-TV 24/7.

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103110:
Romeena, one more point. With that HDTV antenna, if you tune in to KTXA digital channel 21.2, then you can watch MeTV 24/7.
There is also ANTENNA TV that broadcasts classical television programs 24/7. Tune in to KDAF digital channel 32.4 to watch.
And if you are into older games shows, including some of the black and white versions, then tune in to KDFI digital channel 36.5 to watch BUZZR.

from Poor Horatio

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103111: Hey PH, can you see if I can get Buzzr over an antenna channel in Phx? Tyhx

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103112: Oops, how did that 'y' get in there? Thx

October 31, 2015 - Msg 103113: Good Sabbath to all!

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103114:
MDC, for BUZZR-TV, try KUTP digital channel 45.3

from Poor Horatio

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103115: Well hello gang ! on the night shift weekends this month fixing to head home..rain here and so much of it ....breakfast ?..SPOT

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103116: Remember....Fall back!... ⏰ Yesterday it was 9:11 right now, today it's 8:11.. Wow its magic!...

MDC, have your birds take it easy on our Brownies today, you may even see Johnnie Football 🏈 play some today too!

Have a great day today everyone..... G-F

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103117: Good Sabbath all.

Yep GF, I reset my clocks last night before I hit the ironing board. I guess I am clock happy. One on the stove, one on the microwave right above it, one in the dining room, one in the family room, three in the bedroom. And about 4,000 at work tomorrow. Well not really 4,000, but BUNCHES! I do have probably a couple of dozen timers at work also that operate lights, a/c and ventilation equipment, and other things. But most of those have a programmed automatic switch over to the time changes. But I still have to go in and change the set points, especially on the ones that control lights.

No breakfast here Spot. I am fasting this morning. But I will have a powerful hunger later on. How about some steaks?

Well better get ready for preachin. My turn to teach the mens group this morning. Wish me well. I sure get nervous.


November 01, 2015 - Msg 103118: Yep Asa, I remember those days of having to reset all those timers, but I did replace a lot of them with photo cells tho. But it's not my circus, not my monkey anymore!....

You Texas girls Ok? They have been showing scary stuff on the news out your way with rain and flooding...

ReFifed again...

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103119: We don't change clocks here, like 'em just the way they are, thank you very much! ha I wonder what they did in, say, the 1300's to tell time? If there was any kind of "coach" services, there wasnt any kind of "timetable" for them. Just something to think about. GF--good on you using photocells. :)
I too am wondering about our Texans. Ladies??
Also, APB for Big MAUDE!
PH--Yup, it's there!! Thx
How did spotty's bulldogs do?
Wonder if Longano will win again? Anyone following the chase?
Off to preachin'. Praying for you ASA.

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103120: Thanks for the prayers MDC. It went well, although it kind of went in a direction I wasn't planning. But I figured that was the direction the Spirit was taking it, and who am I to try and interfere with that. :)

GF, Most of my lights are controlled both by photocells and timers. The cells turn things on at dusk, and then the timers turn things off around midnight and back on at 5 a.m., then back off again at dawn.

Utah is trying to pass a bill that will keep us on M.S.T. year round. I think I'd prefer going on D.S.T. year round, but oh well. I wish they would pick one and leave it.

Maybe Ro and Boo are working on an Ark construction. I pray they are ok.

Supposed to rain and snow here tomorrow and Tuesday. I hope no snow. I still have a lot of leaves that need to fall off, and if we get much snow now, it will bring a lot of branches down also. I don't know why, but the tree's are holding on to their leaves rather late this year.

Well I reckon I just might have to take me a nap. The eyelids are heavy.


November 01, 2015 - Msg 103121: ......MDC same story just a different day.. Congrats!
Yep, Asa I think the Lowes in Texas are carrying Gopher wood now..What's a cubic?...lol

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103122: I'm a little late, but concerning your comments about Halloween activities and Sunday, MDC, I see what you are saying, and I agree with you. We should glorify God in all we do every single day. That is sometimes easier said than done, and I fail in that respect all the time. Though you know, not a day goes by that I don't marvel at some aspect of God's creation.
That's what I tried to instill in Kai while she was growing up, and I still do. Though now that she is a teenager she will give me the old, "I know, Dad." with a sigh. I do worry about her relationship with God, especially now that she is getting an earful of "no God" stuff at the public school.

Anyway, back to Halloween. The wife took Kai and Noah down to one of the senior citizen rest homes where they do a trick or treat thing for the kids of the community. But I think it does the senior citizens good, too. I am sure they love having the kids come down.
I didn't go to that because my brother and his daughter came up from Mukwonago so I talked to them for a while. Later on the wife, Noah, and I walked down the street that my parent's house is on to trick or treat in the neighborhood. Noah was a stormtrooper from Star Wars. I don't mind him getting to dress up, just nothing gruesome.
I swear, I almost feel sorry for the other houses in town that aren't on that street. It is like everyone in town goes trick or treating just on that street. It's packed.
After we got home, we watched "It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown" that I taped a long time ago.
I had wanted to get some fake pumpkins and carve those TAGS faces like I did last year, but it got too late and I wasn't that into it anyway. After carving Barney and Floyd into real pumpkins last year and watching all that work rot afterwards, that is why I wanted to carve them on fake pumpkins so they would last.

I agree with you Asa, I wish they would pick a time and go with it. Glad your "instructering" went ok.

G-F, I never changed the clock in my van, so now it is telling the right time again and I don't have to add an hour anymore. I hate math anyway. ;-)

-Sterling Holobyte

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103123: Yeah, that should be an "O" in "instructering". Not that that would make it a correct word either.


November 01, 2015 - Msg 103124: MDC Mr Jeff Gordan will be racing for a champinship at homestead ! SPOT

November 01, 2015 - Msg 103125: Thanks for the concern. I am doing ok..hope Ro is. we hardly even got any rain in my area.

Asa, what did you teach about in men's group? Sin?..lol

Ended up having to work tonight but it wasn't too bad. Seems like we had a bunch of hyped up kids from all the Halloween candy, though.

Pretty tired tonight so not going to rock on the porch for long. Talk to you all later.


November 02, 2015 - Msg 103126:
Sterling Holobyte, since you are interested in pumpkin carvings that won't rot, check out http://store.funkins.com/ and click on the SHOP tab.
According to their web site, they sell synthetic pumpkins made from a one-half inch thick, low density foam. And just like real pumpkins, they have the same consistency, and are painted to resemble them, and can be carved and lit to look like spooky works of art. Because they are hollow, there is no need to scoop out seeds and guts. Also, they never ever rot, so carvings will last forever.

To whomever posted Msg 103121, since I believe you were responding to "Ark construction" in Msg 103120, I believe you meant to use "cubit" instead of "cubic". During ancient times, a cubit approximated the length of the average adult forearm. Today, it represents approximately 1.5 feet in length.

And now for a math time question.
Although I am in the central time zone here in the states, I kept my vehicle's clock set for the eastern time zone. As a result, my vehicle clock has been displaying one hour ahead for my current location. So all I had to do to determine the correct time was to subtract one hour from what was displayed. With yesterday's time change, manual clocks needed to be pushed back by one hour.
Here is the question. Is my vehicle displaying the correct time for my location, or am I two hours ahead, or am I two hours behind?

from Poor Horatio

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103127: Prayers for all in flood areas...no too bad here but plenty of rain...Boo lets treat everybody to IHOP this morning. Fixing to head home at 6 to sleep then garage door repair man coming at noon ! will check in in a bit..Hey Romenna, Asa,MDC,PH,SH,GF and all....SPOT

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103128: Good Monday morning porch and Happy November. hope all is well this morning.

its a rainy Monday morning on my end of the porch.The rain is making the leaves fall off the trees pretty quickly.lots of leaves to get up once the rain stops and it dries out a bit.

work continues to be busy for me. still working late about 4 nights a week.

Patrick and Beth are working toward winding down this semester of college. Patrick had a job interview last week with Eastman Chemical Company here in Kingsport. hopefully it went well and he should hear something soon. He won't graduate til May next year but if hired they will hold the position till graduation.

Halloween went as usual for us. gave out all my candy so no leftovers for me which is a good thing.

better get busy. busy day ahead.
lunch menu will be: potato soup, grilled cheese.
brownies for dessert. tea and lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all

Big Maude

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103129: Hey Maude, you guys missed a good Mayberry Days, a bit on the wer side tho...G-F

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103130: It's too early in the morning to think about your time question, Poor Horatio. ;-)
Thanks for the link. Yes, I have looked at Funkins and they do look very good. Kinda pricey, though. But I suppose, you get what you pay for.

Good to see you, Boo. Yeah, you can never get enough preachin' about sin.

Well, I let Kai stay home from school today, and I don't know if I did the right thing. She had been feeling kind of sick, and I understand that, because I just started feeling a scratchy throat and general head cold type thing about a day ago.
The only thing is that Kai wasn't complaining about a scratchy throat or anything anymore, just that she felt nauseous. Since she was obviously feeling better than before, I presumed that her nausea was caused by not wanting to go to school, especially since when she was starting to feel her scratchy throat on Friday, she mentioned not wanting to be sick, but then said that if she was sick, she could get out of going to school on Monday.
So, knowing that, and feeling that if I had to go to work or something that I would go in my present condition even though I don't feel great now, but not horrible. So I told her to get ready.
She hemmed and hawed, and got weepy, so I figured that was confirming my thought that she just didn't want to go.
We got to the school and she started crying even more, saying that she is going to be late and they lock the doors. I told her she will just have to get a tardy slip and I will tell them she wasn't feeling good this morning and that is why she is late.
Nope, didn't work. I even threatened to go get the counselor and have her come out to talk to her. Still didn't work. I told her to trust Jesus and don't worry about what other people think, but that didn't work either, for now. I am still praying He gives her strength because she is stronger than this, and I told her that, too.
She says no, and that it has been three months(actually two) and she is still having problems, so she thinks there is something wrong with her.
Well, after trying to get her calmed down, trying to be forceful, and other things, I finally told her that if I let her stay home today as being sick, what guarantee do I have that she won't do the same thing tomorrow, or worse? She gave me her promise that she wouldn't, several times as I asked her several times and in among sniffles, and so I reluctantly took her home.

And I still don't know if I did the right thing. But I didn't want to embarrass her by bringing the counselor out to the car. What I am hoping is that her extra weepiness is due to her really not feeling well, even if she is getting over whatever she had, it still could be lingering. Because I know that when you are sick, sometimes you can feel more emotional. I know I do sometimes.

One thing I hate about this is that it supports my wife's idea that homeschooling has somehow "damaged" Kai and she can't function in society. I know I wasn't the greatest homeschool teacher and I didn't do enough to get Kai involved in other activities like I should have, but I know that homeschooling in general is not the culprit here. But it would be in my wife's view.

I had already told her that I wasn't feeling that well either, so I could understand why Kai would want to stay home. And she left it up to me to make the decision, so this is the decision I made. I just hope it is the right one and that Kai will honor her promise to not give me any grief tomorrow.
I also told Kai herself that she could always go in at noon if she is feeling better. I tried to give her a way to get back into the groove of school, because coming to school halfway through is a fairly normal thing that kids do if they were not feeling good in the morning, so she shouldn't feel embarrassed.

Blessings all,

-Sterling Holobyte

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103131: BTW Maude, I'm going to make tater soup too, I got all the stuff yesterday to make it... G-F

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103132: Hey G-F and Big Maude!

Sorry you have a rainy Monday, Big Maude. It is a nice, warm sunny day here surprisingly for November. If it were rainy and gloomy, it would make this day even worse, in my opinion.


November 02, 2015 - Msg 103133: Hey GF and Big Maude, how about sharing your recipes on the tater soup? I am always looking for good ones.


November 02, 2015 - Msg 103134: Asa, you get you a big pot put water, taters, a lot of onion and celery, salt and course black pepper. Boil it until potatoes are soft I use a potato masher to break potatoes into smaller pieces, then I add mashed potato flakes to thicken it up, then I let it cool some, then add large container of sour cream to the mix. I bring it back up to temp and simmer a little longer.
I don't measure but a couple large onions and about 6 stalks of celery chopped up. Mainly I just eye ball it. But DON'T add sour cream until it cools down some or it curds up....

That's how I do it.... It was always a hit on "soup day" at work.

If anybody complains.... It's.. "No Soup for You!"..lol. G-F👍

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103135: "No Soup for You!" http://youtu.be/M2lfZg-apSA

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103136: Sounds good GF. Is there a particular type of potato you like best?

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103137: GOD BE PRAISED!

I just returned back from dropping Kai off at school(well, I dropped her off and then went to the store, so I didn't "just" return from dropping her off).
My prayers were answered. Kai was upstairs resting and Noah started napping downstairs, so since I wasn't feeling that great I laid down on the loveseat(Noah took the longer couch) to try and get a nap in as well. Well, about an hour later I hear Kai asking if I can drive her to the school. At first I thought it was part of a wishful dream I was having, but then realized that I was awake and Kai was still there asking me. So I jumped up, gave her a hug, and took her off to school. I do wonder if there was something, or someone, she was trying to avoid this morning, and I will ask her about it tonight. But after the episode this morning, I am just very grateful she took it upon herself to get up and going back for the afternoon. I think it will do her a load of good and will add to her confidence.
God answers prayers. Thank you, Lord, for giving her your strength to get through and make the right choice.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103138: No, I use most any tater.... That's good Sterling, yep God is Good, stay strong Buddy!....G-F

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103139: hi porch friends so good to stop by and sit and visit old friends bless you all ky girl

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103140: Hey, Sterling, PH, keep your eyes peeled to the North, "they" say we should see the Northern Lights tonight.... As for the rest of you guys.... Sorry!..G-F

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103141: Good evening, porch! Been a busy weekend here. My daughter and SIL arrived Friday afternoon, and we've been busy ever since. We did the Halloween thing Saturday evening. It was rainy and unpleasant up until mid-afternoon, then the rain stopped and the streets dried off, so it was a good evening for the kids. We parked our chairs on the driveway, and my new lights around the house were attractive, so we had droves of kids! There are only a couple of small children on my street anymore, but they came in cars and trucks, and it was such fun! The costumes were almost all just cute and funny, and of course there were super-heroes and such. I only remember two "gruesome" ones, and they weren't all that bad. Of course, when the zombie says "thank you, ma'am" in a teenage squeaky voice, it sort of diminishes the "ick" factor. Robbi had brought tons of candy, I had almost as much, and we gave almost all of it out. Richard stashed a small bowl in the house for us. His daughter and two adorable small granddaughters (dressed as butterflies) came by, we ordered pizza, and a good time was had by all.

Sterling, I think I can sum up your situation with Kai this morning with one word - hormones. Maybe not, but then again, maybe so. You wouldn't be the first dad to get yanked around on the hormone merry-go-round with an adolescent daughter. It happens, buddy. Just hang on, try not to poke the bear too much, and time will fix it.

Well, guess I'll go raid the fridge. I think there's one pork chop left from Friday night, and a dab of noodles and gravy. Should do just fine. Tomorrow I go to the doc to see about this knob that has sprouted on my left wrist. It's a ganglion cyst, he drained it when it was less than half the size it is now, but it has come back. It's no longer soft, so I don't think draining it will be the answer. It's quite solid, and about the size of a robin's egg, on the inner lateral aspect of my wrist. It's not painful, but it does prevent the full flexion of my wrist, and is a bit unsightly, too. It looks like a badly-healed broken wrist. Ah, the joys of aging!

Blessings, folks! --Romeena

November 02, 2015 - Msg 103142: RO--had one on MY wrist once, banged it with a book, and it went away!
GF--yup, I heard that Ariens gave a good, old-fashioned, woodshed-type peptalk at halftime, and I guess it worked!
Maudie--good you checked in after my APB. looks like you're as busy as a cow's tail in fly season!
KY GIRL--Well I'll be! Howdy. It's been a coon's age. Hope all is well.
PH--as for that math problem...what is the rate of speed that you are going, and is there a train, that left the station an hour ago, coming toward you at 60 MPH? Ha Just funning. Math is NOT my forte. I confess before God and all that I cheated to pass geometry! Yup, true.
Hey ALL--we had an earthquake here in AZ!!!
That is extremely rare for us. Talk about diverse places! It was only 4.2 at 11:30 PM last night, but my house shook! Not fracking here either!
Prayers for all,

November 03, 2015 - Msg 103143: Thanks Romeena, and I hope to God you are right... and if it is hormones it corrects itself quickly.
I don't know what my wife's excuse is though. When she called to say she was on her way home, Kai answered my phone because I was cutting chicken, and Kai told her that she went to school for a half-day. When she got me on the phone, she told me in no uncertain terms that it better not be "that anxiety cr@p".
I don't think she knows the meaning of the words "understanding" or "compassion".
This surprised me because I thought she knew that Kai might not be going to school before she left for work due to being sick during the weekend and still feeling under the weather. I mean, Kai was still sitting in her pajamas talking to her when I came downstairs to get ready to take her to school. And Kai is always ready well before I am.

Ok, enough of that, and back to Kai. She still worries me due to her talk of "not wanting to go to school there." I really wish, and told her, that she should get involved in something.
The thing that she really wants to do is be a foreign exchange student to South Korea, or even Japan. There is an international club at the school, but she doesn't seem interested in that and all the stuff they make you do. I have looked at a couple of exchange programs outside the school, but I haven't found one that goes to South Korea, where she really wants to go because of all the Korean programs that her and her mom watch.
I am for this, because she seems really passionate about it, and I want her to follow her dream. I've told her to keep her focus on that and not so much on the troubles at school. At least she has found something she is interested in.
She also mentioned wanting to take dance lessons... you guessed it, to learn the dance moves that the Korean pop stars do.
I told her that I don't know if anyone teaches that exact style of dance, but they probably teach similar moves. It looks all the same to me anyhow with these dance groups. Maybe she can ask if they can learn moves to some Korean music, who knows. At least it is something to look into.

Even though she promised me she wouldn't make a scene tomorrow, I have to admit I am worried about it happening again. I don't know what else to tell her when she gets unconsolable. Prayers please.
Boy, I really hope those hormones get through with what they have to do.

Hey G-F, thanks for your reply, and I looked up North while I was taking out the garbage for pickup tomorrow, and I didn't see any lights. I think it was the clouds.

Hey ky girl! Nice to see you pop in. How have you been doing? For some reason, I have been traipsing through some archives on my phone, just randomly, and I saw some of your posts and wondered where you are. I guess I know now. :-)

-Sterling Holobyte

November 03, 2015 - Msg 103144: MDC, weird stuff. I wonder when we will be having earthquakes here in Wisconsin. Stay safe.


November 03, 2015 - Msg 103145: Popped back in just before I go to bed.
It occurred to me well after I wrote those last posts, that maybe I should follow the advice that I give Kai, about trusting Jesus in these matters, and stop the worrying.

Blessed night all.

-Sterling Holobyte

November 03, 2015 - Msg 103146: AMEN Sterling! Keep the faith. :) So needed in these times.

November 03, 2015 - Msg 103147:
Sterling Holobyte, when you posted about Kai watching Korean music programs, I also have been tuning in a little to the Korean Broadcast Channel (KBC) that I have on my basic cable system. The network programming is called Arirang and broadcasts with a mixture of Korean and English. Much of their music programs are oriented to the younger generation and features a style of music called K-POP (short for Korean Pop style). I find it enjoyable to watch not only for some of the music, but also for their intricate choreography as well. My favorite example is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQRl6iipA1w where although most of that song is sung in Korean, if you listen carefully, you will hear some English words and phrases.

And as for Kai wanting to learn KPOP dancing, have her check out https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kpop+dances+in

from Poor Horatio

November 03, 2015 - Msg 103148: By the way, did anyone here see the final game of the World Series? It was a perfect case of a guy (the Mets pitcher) with a big ego, and what can happen when he whines to get his way!! Seems like there is a tags lesson in there somewhere! Just sayin' (as GF would say)

November 04, 2015 - Msg 103149: Ha ha! You surprised me, Poor Horatio. That's exactly the kind of stuff that Kai likes. I didn't mention K-POP because I didn't think anyone here would be that interested in what it was. I am pretty sure that "Seventeen" is one of those groups she watches.

Have you ever watched a show called "Running Man"? I have watched it with my wife and Kai some times, and it can be interesting. What it is is a group of Korean celebrities carry out these strange challenges and competitions. For instance in one episode, the celebrities(split into two different teams) had to go on this crazy roller coaster and as they passed certain points, they had to look for and remember different numbers that were placed at those points. Then when they got back they found that they also had to add them up to get a total sum.
They watch it on www.dramafever.com and/or www.viki.com if you want to check it out.

I have also watched some of the Korean dramas with them. Usually it seems, at least the ones I have watched, they are set in school or in the business world. I actually like watching them some times. I find them a lot better than the dramas/soap operas that we have over here. I have yet to see a bedroom scene in a Korean drama. And in Western dramas you can't swing a cat without hitting a racy bedroom scene.

Didn't watch the World Series, MDC. I imagine the big ego guy got something of a comeuppance?

-Sterling Holobyte

November 04, 2015 - Msg 103150: Morning all.

How did the soup turn out GF? Spoon licking good I bet. I see the Buckeye State voted down legalizing the munchies. Good on ya. But the proponents say they will be back, and I'm sure they will.

Glad Kai made it to school Sterling. Hang in there buddy.

MDC, I did not watch any of the world series. I ain't been watching much sports at all as of late. I think my DVR has ruined me. I turn something on to watch it live anymore and the commercials drive me nuts. Monday night I turned on Monday Night Countdown and I declare in 30 minutes of watching, 20 minutes of it was commercials. I finally said enough, and turned on some shows I had recorded on the DVR. Zipped right through the commercials.

Cooled off here big time, but no snow in the valleys. They said the storm split in Nevada. Some went south towards MDC, and the rest went North into Idaho. We did get some rain and snow in the higher elevations. And the wind was a howling all day. I got home to find most of my trees naked. So now I can finish up cleaning those leaves up and put the rider away for the winter.

Better get off to work. GF, I already lost a Taco pump on one of my hydronic systems yesterday. Already took it out and will rebuild it today, if I have the parts. Boy, it's a fun day. :)

Prayers for all.


November 04, 2015 - Msg 103151: Asa, with all the warm weather we've had I held off making the soup for when it turns cold again....

As for the "pot" issue..... 👎🏼 We, the voters have spoken!...
I think I'll do one final leaf clean-up today and then put the mowing machine in moth balls till spring!....

Good luck on the pump Asa, at least the Taco ones are "usually" not that hard to do... But then again, what can go wrong will go wrong sometimes... 10-4?


November 04, 2015 - Msg 103152:

MDC, although I am not a fan of the Kansas City Royals or the New York Mets, I did watch most of the final game 5 because I could not find anything else that I wanted to watch. When you posted about a Mets pitcher with an ego, were you referring to Harvey? I know nothing about their pitchers but I do remember a camera shot of him pouting in the dugout after the manager pulled him out of the game when changing pitchers in the ninth inning.

Sterling Holobyte, I have never heard of the program "Running Man". Although I prefer to watch only the music programs, I will give those two links you posted a try.
By the way, how is Kai's algebra coming along?

This morning, I watched a black & white episode of the "Dennis the Menace" television series. One of the adult guests was named Opie.

from Poor Horatio

November 04, 2015 - Msg 103153: ASA--time to get out the yard goat! ha
GF--that's very democratic of you! :)
PH--"Good ol' Mr. Wilson!" I too have been taking in a few DTM on Antenna TV. Forgot how good and funny they were.
I have also been watching some Tattletales on Buzzer. A riot to see the old outfits!
ALL--yes, the Mets pitcher Harvey was told that he would not start the 9th inning, so that the "closer" could come in and finish off the Royals, but the guy pitched a fit in the dugout, and said "NO, this is my game, my time!" so the manager decided to let him start the 9th, of a 2-1 game...long story short... the Royals won 7-2 ! Funny thing is, the manager said later the opposite of what Andy Taylor said, "I shoulda went by the book, but I went with my heart!" ha
Well, have a good evening. Prayers continue for all of yous guys!

November 04, 2015 - Msg 103154: Hey, MDC the weatherman just said at 11:20 pm we are 10 degrees warmer in northern Ohio than Phoenix AZ right now!
Go figure that don't happen very often.... We are going to have another warm day tomorrow but cool weather is back for the weekend.....GF

November 05, 2015 - Msg 103155: Well GF, sounds like no soup until the weekend for you buddy.

I had to take the day off today. Yesterday my right knee started to get gimpy. Felt like the start of a gout flare. Sure enough, this morning I couldn't even walk on it. So taking the colcrys. Hopefully that will have me doing better by tonight or tomorrow. So this morning I am watching some Adam 12's and MASH episodes I have recorded.

I hope your wrist is doing ok Ro. I was unable to see any of the Bentley pics you sent. They were all just black x boxes.

Well I better get back to my "Wheeler" and tv. I hate to leave Malloy and Reed alone to long.


November 05, 2015 - Msg 103156: Good morning, folks! Asa, check your email. I sent you the picture of Bentley, using a different format. You should be able to see it now. It's too sweet to miss! His cute little legs, puffy tail, fluffy body and big old mop head - who could resist him? I'll bet the lady dog in the TV wishes he could climb up there with her!

Sorry about your knee! That gout stuff really gives you a hard time, doesn't it? As for my wrist, the doc drained it yesterday, and reduced the size of it a little, but today, the cyst is as big as it ever was. Truly, it's as big as a robin's egg. He said if draining didn't work, we'd have to take it out, but there's no hurry. I may wait until after the first of the year. The good news is, it doesn't hurt.

I've GOT to get this mess cleaned up here in the office. Landry dragged all that stuff out of the floor of that double closet, and now I've got to finish sorting it out, throwing most of it away, and just getting rid of clutter so the carpet installers can get in here. They're going to have enough challenges with my desk and computer setup, my piano, a credenza loaded with batteries, computer and phone cables (all heavy stuff) and a cabinet filled with candles. Then in the dining room there's a double hutch, filled with my Fiestaware collection, another credenza filled with my mom's china, and the table and six chairs, of course. The living room is just two sofas, two easy chairs with ottomans, a coffee table and end tables - none of it unusual - but there's a big 4' high and 5' wide cabinet with the TV on top, and all the electronics behind two doors. Thank heaven, it is on little rollers, so it can be moved. The standard furniture, they expect to move, but some of this extra heavy stuff may be a problem. So, I don't want to add a bunch of clutter to it all, and besides, it needs to get out of my life anyway!

I'd like to just dump it all in boxes and sit it out on the curb, but I can't. I've already found two things that I've been searching for. How they got in that closet, I don't know, but they were there. I found the tape of my husband's memorial service at our church, and Landry found a keepsake Bible that I've been hunting for several years. The pastor who married Dale and me preached from that Bible from the time I was a baby. My grandmother saved from her tiny pension, bought it and gave it to him. He had retired, but came back to marry us, and presented the Bible to us in the ceremony. Somehow, it got put in that closet, and I've been searching for it ever since, for years. I've never been so glad to see anything in my whole life! So, I don't dare just toss all this stuff. It has to be sifted! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

November 05, 2015 - Msg 103157: 1 Adam 12 we have a man down with a sore knee... 10-4, we will defere it to Squad 51... Roy, administer D-5w or WD-40 which ever you have an hand and transport to Rampart General. Nurse Dixie McCall thinks it may be a just a case of "Wheeleritise".... 10-4 Over and under!....lol G-F 👍

November 05, 2015 - Msg 103158:
MDC, I was not aware of the temper tantrum that Harvey displayed before the 9th inning. I guess that explains why he was either pouting or steaming when the camera showed him sitting in the dugout during the 9th inning. Someone needs to remind him that there is no "I" in "TEAM".

Romeena, regarding the clutter that you want to get out of your life, if you don't want to bother with a garage sale or selling it online yourself, why not use the services of a consignment store? They will remove those items from your home and sell them from their store front for a share of the sale price, generally between 20% and 30%.

G-F, you forgot to end your Adam 12 transmission with "KMA-367" and end your Emergency transmission with "KMG-365"

from Poor Horatio

November 05, 2015 - Msg 103159: Lol PH... Leave it to you.. Sorry...Bye....If you all get REAL bored tonight, you can tune in the TV and watch thr Browns get whooped on by the Bengals... One good thing tho at least one Ohio team will win...lol. GF 🏈

November 05, 2015 - Msg 103160: Good evening, porch. PH, that's good advice, and I would take it, if the "stuff" I'm dealing with had any dollar value, but very little of it does. However, there is sentimental value, that pops up in the most unexpected places. In another box within a box on the floor of that closet, I found the guest register book from my husband's funeral. I had long wondered what became of it. I was so distraught at that time, I guess I just didn't deal with anything, and probably one of my kids put it away for safekeeping. It was safe, for sure! Even I didn't find it! Another thing I found, in a small box of unlikely knicknacks, was a letter from my dad to my mother, and her reply to him, both written when I was about two. I gather from the contents that my mom had traveled to Paris, Tx, to visit her sister, whose husband was stationed at a small army base near there. I think it's long since closed. The sweet conversation between them in those letters is precious, and I'm so glad I found them. Mercy, they were young and in love!

I do have a perfectly good computer monitor and keyboard. I replaced the monitor with one with a larger screen, and the keyboard is good, I just changed to a different style. I can probably find someone to give those things to.

There were about sixty jars of ceramic paints, stains and glazes, which haven't been opened in ten years, are dried up into little rocks in the bottom of the jars, and will absolutely not reconstitute. So, trash! There are old magazines, and box after box of pictures, many of them double prints. I dare not just toss them, but I'm not about to sit here looking through pictures, with the deadline looming on getting this cleaned out. I'm giving them a rough once-over to make sure there's nothing else in the boxes, and will re-stash the boxes to be sorted later. Probably, I'll wait until my girls are here, and let them go through and pick out any they want, I'll do the same, and we'll trash the rest. Who needs pictures of two people standing at a mountain over-look, so far away you can't even tell who they are? Does everyone have pictures like that?

Well, back to my digging. Blessings, everyone. --Romeena