February 26, 2016 - Msg 103972: Hmmm, nope, wasn't me, Possum. I am trying to remember if there was ever a SMH on the porch before. Seems like there was, but I can't be certain, and I don't know what the letters stand for either.

MDC, I didn't see the bountiful beef recipe in my book. Was that in the crock pot one or just the overall dinner dump meal one?
Today I made the peppered beef tips, and glory hallelujah, the wife actually really liked it. She told me she didn't care for the smothered pork chop one, the second time I made it.
I have been liking most of those recipes. The only one I've tried that I didn't care that much for was the root beer pulled pork one, but I think I mentioned that before and I didn't like it because I think I put in too much root beer. Well, that and I don't care for pulled meat sandwiches anyway.

Barney(to Otis): "Nipitnipitnipitnipitnipitnipitnipitnipit!"
Yeah, I watched the "Citizens Arrest" episode the other day.

-Sterling Holobyte(no 'M')

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103973: I guess I had myself worked up with the "Nip its" that I went and used some of that energy to sweep the porch.


February 26, 2016 - Msg 103974: Sterling, good on ya for your cooking attempts, nothing bugs me more than when Mrs.G-F complains about my cooking. So ladies I FULLY understand your frustration on the subject!.
Since I do ALL the cooking AND grocery shopping you would think one would be more appreciative, but I guess I'm just like Barney and I'm too sensitive about it!
Like the stew I made... "It had to much pepper in it!" But funny thing tho the leftovers are about gone! I guess Mr. Dave must have came like a thief in the night and swiped it...lol
I fancy myself to be a fairly good cook, and I do like to try to make new things.... But once again as Barney says... Ya try... and ya try... and we all know what ya get..... Lol

Sooo I better get moving and go to the store and see what I can come up with... Maybe TV dinners?... What's wrong with TV dinners?.... I like 'em!... Better call the Waaaambulence Goober's having a fit.... But I'll watch out so's I don't get my clothes dirty!... Good Day Everyone....G-F
p.s. Where's TOM?... Check in Buddy 👍

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103975: You know, I sort of doubted after the fact that the "BOLD" person was you, Sterling. I can't recall you ever tossing that extra initial in there,but the "S & H" kind of made me think it WAS you.

I know in today's lingo that " SMH" stands for "SHAKING MY HEAD",so I'm guessing that whoever posted that was just perplexed & baffled by the fact that they couldn't "unbold" themselves and was "shaking their head" in frustration,hence the "SMH" at the end of the posts.

Anyway, that's my take on the whole moulage now, Sterling! The BOLD person may remain a mystery forever- ha ha! Just glad that Ro fixed the Porch for us-bad shoulder and all!

Y'all have a real nice Friday! Hey to G-F!

possum under a rock

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103976: Well GF, Them Mulligans are peppery enough, so if you added more pepper to your stew, no wonder. :) I don't fancy myself a cook a-tall. I have just never been in a place where I had to cook until the last few years. And I am a work in progress, although some may question the "progress" claim. lol I have very much improved, much of it from tips and ideas I have gotten from so many here on the porch. And I have snagged some ideas off of you tube. And just experimenting myself, and learning not to get to mad when the experiment doesn't pan out. But I oddly find comfort in cooking. I don't know why that is. Maybe I need to see a haid doctor. You reckon? But I am sure you are a dandy cook.

Well Sterling nipped the porch right clean by golly. Good job.

No new HVAC rules PH, But plenty of other rules. Sometimes my job requires doing work around train tracks, and thus I am required to have a Railway Workers Card. Our company has just come down with a bunch of new rules concerning the yearly renewal of the card, and the things we must now do before starting our jobs. Mercy sakes, it's intense. But the Feds require it, and if I don't abide, there are hefty fines, for the company and for me as an individual. So comply I must!

Glad you are feeling better Ro. My wife gets a monthly steroid infusion for her ailments. In fact I am taking her up to the hospital tomorrow morning for her next one. They have a nice walking trail around the hospital grounds, and the weather is nice, so I may spend part of that time walking the trail. It takes anywhere from an hour to two hours, depending on how quick they can get a vein. So I will have plenty of wait time.

Sure glad it's Friday. I pruned my fruit trees yesterday, so now I have to deal with all the pruning's. Probably just cut them up smaller and stick them in the garbage. I would run them through my chipper, but the blame thing won't start. I think I need to clean out the carb. This stinking stuff they sell now days called gasoline is a joke. Unless you add an additive to the fuel, it starts going bad and gumming up your fuel system in no time. I always treat my fuel that I run in my small engines, but I must have forgotten the chipper. I don't even fire it up but once a year if even that.

Well better get moving. Along with a bunch of new rules to follow, I got a bunch of new jobs assigned to me. And I am entering into my busy season to boot. Oh GF, You wanna earn some extra moolah? lol


February 26, 2016 - Msg 103977: You snuck in on me Possum. Good morning to you. And you learned me something. I didn't know SMH stood for that. I always wondered. Your ejukashin was worth every penny! :)


"It ain't a whim if you put on clean underwear"!

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103978: LOL@ Asa!

"LOL" stands for "laughing out loud"!

possum again

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103979: ....Asa, since you had that meeting, just be sure to..."Obey ALL Rules" those Fed's don't mess around!..

With "air" quality in Washington these day, the next administration may have to appoint a "Director of Air Quality" since you have "Fed" training you would be a good candidate. You have the "filters" to swing it buddy!... In the world of air movement you are a God.....
I'm voting for Asa.... DAQ.....G-F

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103980: Oooohhhhh, what a beeyoootiful morninnnnnnn', oooohhh what a beeyoootiful day! (That's me on steroids!) Seriously, I feel great! Shoulder isn't hurting at all, knee just barely, can walk normally, and my mood is euphoric! I'm usually a pretty happy person, but the way I feel today requires a thank-you to the shot. Of course, my blood sugar was 244, even after taking my overnight, long-lasting dose and an extra ten units of short-acting, but I hit it again this morning, and will monitor it every couple of hours, slap it down when it goes up, and in a couple of days it'll return to normal. Small price to pay to feel as well as I do. Top all that off with clear blue skies, no wind and a temp reaching for the 60s today - life is good!

Eloise's birthday was last week, and with all this knee stuff I never got to take her to lunch, so today I am! Her choice. I think she wants to go to Outback, and that's fine. I love that place. I told her to choose a place a little nicer than our usual lunchtime haunts (no Burgerdoodle places) and she thought of Outback. Perfect!

I checked the Page Source for our bold poster, and it was no one who has posted recently. So, I don't know who that was. I kinda think I recognized the initials, but barely. So - bold poster - step forth and be identified! We appreciate the effort you made and would like to know who you are.

Blessings, friends! --Romeena

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103981: Reminds me of the old " To Tell The Truth" game show- " Will the REAL Bold poster,please stand up?"

possum u.a.r.

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103982: Wasn't me Possum.... I'm not that BOLD,...lol....G-F

February 26, 2016 - Msg 103983: OK It was me. Oh wait, you asked for the real BOLD poster to confess. I thought you said real OLD poster. Never mind. Go back to what you were doing. What were you doing?


February 26, 2016 - Msg 103984: It seems to me that SMH is for Smokey Mountain Hillbilly. My brain is like a train in reverse sometimes! ha
Sterling, that recipe is in the crock pot dump meal book. Good stuff and Good sweep BTW.
ROO--glad for you! Now you won't have to go see Doc Andrews! ha Plus it sounds like that energy-draining "new-moan-ya" is gone too!
ASA--May i ask what you have to do by railroad tracks? Do they run by your properties? And..you're a caution, you are! ha

February 27, 2016 - Msg 103985: Wow what a great day ..God is good...I'm at work but get off at 6 gona go home to Mrs SPOT and take a walk in the woods ! scout the property !..gona even be better tomorrow hello Asa,possum,Boo,MDC,Sh and all...well let me get these phones SPOT

February 28, 2016 - Msg 103986: I ran from all this bad weather.

You knocked at my heart.
I invited You in.
With love You took over,
Removed every sin.
You took away fears,
Replaced them with peace.
You gave me strong faith,
On my life a new lease.


February 28, 2016 - Msg 103987: Sorry for your bad month TOM, we are glad to have you back! We are having a real nice day today, warm and sunny. Just the way we like it.. G-F....

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103988: Great poem TOM. So sorry for your troubles, but your poem shows that you can get thru this adversity with Jesus! :)
SPOTTY--Good Race at Atlanta MS..Jimmy Johnson win!
Ya all ahve a groovy week!!
MDC'ing it all over town!

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103989: Good Morning Porch!

I am sorry about disturbing the porch with all my 'boldness' last Thursday and then I wasn't able to come back and confess to my mistake.

MDC got it right...SMH stands for "Smokey Mountain Hillbilly"...I have been visiting the porch for a long time and most often I do not have time to sit and rock...you know "What's My Hurry?".

Anyway I can't tell how much of a little refuge this porch is for me to come and get away from this crazy hectic life and listen to some good down home conversation from some wonderful people.

Thank you for forgiving me for mishap with HTML bolding last week...just not as 'ept' with it as I used to be.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mayberry kind of day and act like somebody as Andy used to tell Opie.


February 29, 2016 - Msg 103990:
MDC, good thing you keep a record of the usernames for people who post here. You are correct in identifying SMH as Smokey Mountain Hillbilly.
For those of you who want to learn a little about SMH, you can read the following posts in the archives:
August 12, 2005 - Msg 29937 (his first post)
August 12, 2005 - Msg 29938
August 12, 2005 - Msg 29943
December 21, 2005 - Msg 32308
December 22, 2005 - Msg 32325
February 26, 2006 - Msg 34587
February 27, 2006 - Msg 34711
February 27, 2006 - Msg 34716
February 27, 2006 - Msg 34752
February 28, 2006 - Msg 34961
February 28, 2006 - Msg 35074
February 28, 2006 - Msg 35086
March 01, 2006 - Msg 35135
March 02, 2006 - Msg 35208
March 03, 2006 - Msg 35255
March 06, 2006 - Msg 35375
October 05, 2006 - Msg 46094
January 21, 2009 - Msg 69581
October 23, 2013 - Msg 95100

Sorry SMH, but I don't remember you. Maybe you have posted during some of my own absences. Either way, welcome back. As for that bold mistake you made earlier, it was not a big deal. Some of us have made similar HTML mistakes. Luckily, we have enough people here who know how to correct it.

from Poor Horatio

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103991: Good morning, porch! SMH, I remember you now! You just don't get by often enough, my friend. Try to find time a little more often. As for the boldness, no apology necessary. We've nearly all done that at least once. I know I have. It's easy to do, and it's scary when it happens, but it's easily fixable.

Our weather is just weird. It's 60 out there right now - not cold, but not really warm either. The skies are gray and cloudy, and it just looks cold, colder than it is. I feel silly having the furnace on, but without it, there's just a chill in the house. My banged-up knee is aching, in fact my leg aches from hip to ankle, but it's worst in the knee. The doc said to expect that, and it will continue for a few more weeks at least. It feels a little better when the house is warm, so I've got the furnace on. It doesn't come on often, just now and then.

I wasn't sleepy last night, so sat up and wrote for a while. My little book is almost finished, will probably get it to the publisher in the next couple of months. It's at about 40k words, so not a very big book, but my heart is in it. I hope someone finds it helpful.

Well, guess I'll go hunt up something to eat. I'm not very hungry, maybe just some apple slices dipped in a little peanut butter. One of my favorite things. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103992: Thank you everyone for the welcome back and for the grace and forgiveness shown.

Wow PH you did some digging...I actually had a little time on lunch today and went back to read what I posted...some great memories there Thank you PH.

Beautiful day here on my end of the porch with temps near 70 and some awesome blue skies.

RO - looking forward to buying your book and reading it when it is published. Can't tell you how often your post have brought a smile to my face...the view out of your window, your love for your family and your great inspirational views on life itself.

Everyone have a great evening!


"Opie and His Merry Men"

Aunt Bee: Andy, did you take an apple pie from home this morning? I've lost my apple pie.
Andy: I didn't take it.
Aunt Bee: This is strange. Mrs. Brewer called and said someone walked off with half a turkey, Mrs. Jason called and says somebody has raided her fruit and vegetable bin.
Andy: Huh...Mrs. Porter just said somebody took a whole ham.
Aunt Bee: Heavens, what do you think it is?
Andy: I don't know.
Barney: You know what I think it is?
Andy: Huh?
Barney: I think it's a fox.
Andy: A fox?
Barney: Yeah a fox. Come down out of the hills. You know we had this dry spell, well they come down out of the hills for food and water. That's what it is. A hungry fox forging around.
Aunt Bee: A fox, for goodness sake. A fox, loose here in Mayberry? (Aunt Bee leaves)
Andy: A fox, huh?
Barney: Yeah, a fox.
Andy: Will you answer me one thing?
Barney: What?
Andy: How can a fox open a refrigerator door...

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103993:
SMH, it wasn't that big of a deal researching the archives. One day a few years ago, I had a few hours of free time to kill. So I copied everything in the archives and pasted them into eight word documents (they would not fit into one single document). Then, once every month or two, I update my documents with the most recent postings. As a result, now I have only eight documents to search through instead of the thousands of archived files.

Since we are in the middle of posting TAGS quotes, I would love to post my all-time favorite. Unfortunately it is way too long to post in text form. So here it is in video form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBuPQgV8yBM

from Poor Horatio

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103994: Good Evenin' Porch,

I caught up with everyone now I don't have much time to post. Just wanted to say hey and dust off my rocker. I made fried cabbage, chili lime chicken burgers, and French fries tonight for supper. I kinda phoned it in. Normally we do meatless Monday but seeing that tomorrow will be chillier I thought I'd make risotto which is a stick to your ribs meal.

Will y'all continue to pray for my job situation? I have an interview tomorrow afternoon but it is only 20 hours per week and $11/hr, which won't pay for our rent. My husband is not doing well with his consulting business. So things are rough around here.

I'm loving the quotes!

Fellas, keep up your good work with cooking. Try recipes from The Pioneer Woman. They're fairly simple and good.

Asa, I hope your wife's visit goes well. Romeena, I am so glad that your shot helped.

Well, I need to get my blogpost ready for tomorrow. Don't forget to vote tomorrow! I wish Miss Ellie was running.

Lucy Matthews

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103995: Hey gang check this out Floyd showed it on the pod-cast tonight... Asa can relate to it too...lol ..G-F

February 29, 2016 - Msg 103996: LOL, That was pretty good GF. The feller took off pretty good on Barney, and the other feller did a pretty good Gomer. But Briscoe in a leather jacket??? Shazaam!

Great to see you Lucy, and prayers for sure for your job situation. Did you finally get your ankle issue resolved? Seemed like you had to endure many surgeries on it.

Welcome back SMH. Good to see you back with us. I hope you can find the time to join in.

Glad you are doing better Ro. Just don't over do it. I'd be interested in your book also.

PH, That is one of my favorite scenes also. I always laugh at how Barneys hair goes from all messed up back to neat back to messed up with the different camera shots. That one snuck past the editors. lol

Well I am off to bed. Hard day running power for a plazma cutter. To many trips up and down the ladder for me.


February 29, 2016 - Msg 103997: Busy here at work Prayers send food SPOT !

March 02, 2016 - Msg 103998: Welcome March! In like a WARM lamb for us this year. Still very warm here..88 all week they say, but a rainstorm due in next week!
BTW my nephew turned 4 yesterday, tho he looks about 16!! ha (Give that one a good thank! Bucket optional:)
LUCY--good to see ya, yes prayers indeed. Wish you were here... 100s of jobs are opening up these days.
SPOT--hang in there Buddy, fire up the smoker, time for a barn dance!!
Guy cooks--I made the sausage and onions sans the beer in the crock pot. G-o-o-o-d along with a hot cup of Sanka! ha
May the true Living God bless your every moment!

March 02, 2016 - Msg 103999: I got it MDC. A leap year baby. lol
Been nice weather here. No 80's, but near 60. I can dig it. Hello Spring, just move along old man winter. My busy days are about to commence.

Sure been quiet on the Porch as of late. I reckon everyone is busy with life.

Better get going. Plenty to do.

Prayers for all.


March 02, 2016 - Msg 104000: ....Yep, Asa ...Life, it's like a box of chocolates.... Sometimes you bite them... Sometimes you get bitten...G-F

March 02, 2016 - Msg 104001: I think Miss Crump would disqualify MDC's quiz since it was written on March 2 and referenced "yesterday" as when the nephew turned 4. Although some people out by Kelsey's Ocean and the Pacific Ocean tell time different than everyone else so maybe it was really not March 2 at the time of the post.

Billy Ray the Nitpickin' Postman

March 02, 2016 - Msg 104002: Hey, SMH! I thought I remembered you. Welcome back.
MDC, you have the memory of a steel trap. And I... uh, what I was talking about again?

88 is pretty warm, MDC. That is mid summer weather here and we are no where near those temps. Still winter here. In fact, we just had more snow after much of it had melted, and I had to break out my shovel again.
Do those temps now mean you are going to have an extra-extra hot summer in AZ, or is this just par for the course?

I took a video of Noah dancing to some of that Korean music(Kpop). It is on Youtube if you want to take a look. I'd say he is pretty good at remembering all those moves for a 4 year old.
I actually had him dance to this song twice and told him the second time to go along with the video and not look over at me so much, but he had so much more fun in this one so I put this one up. https://youtu.be/lCzqbTxOEAE

Today I took him to a play group that I took him to when he was one or two but then stopped going. He enjoyed it, even though he was a little shy at first and didn't want me to leave the room. I guess on Wednesdays they have a thing where two (licensed) care workers look after the kids and the adults go into the next room and talk and have coffee and stuff.
I am sort of glad Noah didn't want me to leave because, for one, I am not a chatter, and two, they were all women so I would have felt a little out of place.
I think the group I wanted to go to, and had forgotten when it was, is the one they have on Mondays, where the kids and parents are all in the same room so they are so busy playing with their children that they don't have a lot of time for chit-chat.
I guess I have something in common with Lydia Crosswaithe in that respect, though I do like the outdoors and guitar.

-Sterling Holobyte

March 02, 2016 - Msg 104003: Forgot to say "Hey" to Billy Ray!


March 03, 2016 - Msg 104004: STERLING!--pretty cool, good job Noah! :)
And no, these temps are NOT the norm; it is usually in the low 70s for
this time of year. Spring training games have begun tho, but too hot for me to go right now! and BTW, I sure
hope you dont have the herpes. lol
Billy Ray-- good to see ya, and yes, i think Floyd has the porch time set for central, and I
made my post at 11 PM Mountain standard, so TECHNICally I was right. ha
On ME-TV tonight was the 2nd fun girl ep which I really do not like. Andy and barn could have just told them to go, but of course then there wouldnt be a show I guess.
ASA--thanks for the prayers! Super Tuesday was a bit hairy. Dont know what will happen now. Yup, whoever made up this calendar didnt think of those poor swumps born on the 29th!
Take care all.

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104005: Good morning, porch! We have an absolutely beautiful day here on my end of the porch. The sky is so blue, with just a few hazy little clouds, and some of the trees are leafing out, so that soft, fresh green against the blue sky is just so pretty. The temperature is mild at 61, and will get warmer as the day progresses. Bird traffic is at a high level, and the squirrels are out in force. At one point, an enormous flock of migrating starlings flew in and landed in my yard - there must have been a thousand of them. They didn't stay long, but suddenly took off in a whir of wings that I could hear even though my house is closed up. In a few seconds, I saw the reason for their abrupt departure! That red-tailed hawk that hangs out around here was stalking them. I was glad they moved on, as I'd just as soon not witness the catching of one of the birds. I know it's natural, and the hawk has to eat, but I don't have to watch.

MDC, I wish Dish Network would get ME-TV here in my area. I've called and requested it several times, and they always say they're negotiating for it, but it never happens. However, I'm happy to say that TVLand is now showing TAGS again, morning and evening.

Sterling, little Noah is one good-looking little boy! Cute as he can be. No wonder you're so proud of him.

We have a strange new addition to the bird flocks on one of our town lakes. A real-live Mandarin duck has shown up. They are definitely not native to this area, and no one knows where he came from, but there he is, in all his colorful glory. Pretty, pretty bird! The speculation is that he escaped from a private aviary, or perhaps a zoo, but he has definitely taken up residence on that little lake, and the other ducks (several varieties) and geese have apparently accepted him. In fact, a few of the geese tend to surround and swim along with him, like bodyguards. I think maybe next Tuesday Eloise and I will pick up sandwiches from our friends' Tuesday morning food truck, and go eat in the park and watch that duck. The locals have named him "Manny" - Manny, the Mandarin duck!

Well, Joe and Jorge will be here shortly. We're going to make a day of it in the yard. Lots of pruning to be done, a little planting, some feeding and just general clean-up and wake-up, getting ready for spring, which is already upon us. I love days like this. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104006: Here's a link to Manny, the Mandarin duck: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Manny-the-Duck-370645261.html --Romeena

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104007: Oh Sterling, I have been meaning to tell you, regarding your new water heater...I put a small dab of white-out on the spot where the indented 'arrow' is at on the knob. Much easier to see where its set at that way.

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104008: Romeena, "Manny" is one pretty duck, maybe he can find some of those "Cowgirl" ducks down at the duck pond... Hummm just what can a a good looking duck do at the duck pond ;) ?.... Keep us up an and further developments...

MDC.. You keeping an eye on our Tribe?... Is there any hope this year?.... G-F

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104009: Hello Porch! Rainy on my end of the porch today but suppose to clear up and warm up by Saturday; which is good news as I need to get in my yard and do some spring tune up just like RO is doing.

Thank you for the welcome back Sterling and you Noah is a real cutie...cherish these days for as you know they pass by so quickly.

My oldest son will 17 this month and I can't believe we are starting the process of picking a college and applying. It breaks my heart that in a little over a year he will be gone and at College. It will probably be hardest on his little brother who is 11 and thinks his big brother is Superman. Amazing how those two can love one another so deeply and then fight like cats and dogs the next minute.

Well alot going on here at work and at home but it is always good to come by here rock for a minute or two.

Prayers for everyone and I hope you have a Mayberry kind of evening!


Barney: Well, today's eight-year-olds are tomorrow's teenagers. I say this calls for action and now. Nip it in the bud. First sign of youngsters going wrong, you've got to nip it in the bud.
Andy: I'm going to have a talk with them. What else do you want me to do?
Barney: Well, don't just mollycoddle them.
Andy: I won't.
Barney: Nip it. You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline and you'll find every one of them is in favor of bud-nipping.

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104010: Forgot to say that Manny is one beautiful duck...I did not realize what colorful plumage they had.

Besides this gave me another chance to post another quote that gives another smile.


Andy: What are you doing?
Barney: Gun-drawing practice, ten minutes every day. If I ever have to use this baby, I want to teach it to come to papa in a hurry.

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104011:
Romeena, get yourself an HDTV indoor antenna, change your television's input to TV and then tune it to channel 21.2 to receive ME-TV. Be sure to keep your receipt in case you need a refund or exchange.

from Poor Horatio

March 03, 2016 - Msg 104012: Thanks, PH. I think we discussed this some time ago, but I never did anything about it. This sounds like a project for my son. --Romeena

March 04, 2016 - Msg 104013: Yes RO, we did. As PH says, there should be a place on your direct tv box to put in a HD antenna and then you can get me-tv shows.
SMH--time keeps on slippin, slippin, into the future...
GF--there is a game on 3/29 at a stadium about three miles from my house with the Indians/Angels. I'll give it a look see.

March 04, 2016 - Msg 104014: Good Friday morning all. I hope the new day finds you happy, healthy. and wealthy, if your able to handle that. :) I only say that because I do believe, although prosperity is something we all seek, sometimes it can be a two edged sword, can't it? Sometimes it can make us feel pretty good about ousrelves, as we look around and see all the WE have made of ourselves, and forgetting whom it was who has really blessed us. Sorry, I'm not sure why I went their. I guess it's just been preying on my mind.

How have you been feeling Ro? I hope the lungs are clear and the knee is on the mend still. I talked to my oldest Daughter yesterday on the phone, or at least tried to. She is sicker than a dog. She just got back from a trip to the east coast and picked up something. Hardly any voice and barking like crazy. Poor thing. My other Daughter, Stacey is in California this week with her family for a short vacation. My goodness, kids from one coast the other. Who'd a thunk it.

Sure been some nice weather here. Upper 60's yesterday. I had to do some welding at work on some light brackets I am fabricating. My old welders hood has had it, so I decided to upgrade and went and bought a new one. Wow! Talk about cool. It automatically goes to a dark shade the instant you start an arc. No need to get you rod close to your work, and then flip the helmet down. If you have ever arc welded, you know what I mean. This has got to be one of the coolest inventions I have seen in..... well since the makers of WD40 came out with their flip straws on their cans. Talk about ingenious. Can I get an Amen GF? LOL

Well off to Salt Lake for some parts I need.

Everyone have a safe and blessed day.


March 04, 2016 - Msg 104015: Yep Asa, some of thos new inventions are slicker then a Clinton on ice skates.... Sorry I could not help myself!

Yesterday my buddy and I went to the Cracker Barrel and got one of those "Momma's Pancake Breakfasts" they donated 20% of the proceeds to the USO. So I had to do my part. Those cakes were as big as hub caps. I had to bring one home in a doggie boxes...... G-F

March 04, 2016 - Msg 104016: Hey MDC with baseball spring training going on ya need to polish up on your YOGIisms..... Lol....G-F http://www.umpirebob.com/data/yogiisms.htm

March 05, 2016 - Msg 104017: OK G-F, I have one for you...
Always a crowdpleaser.
Sounds like a real manly man's pancake at the CB.
ASA- your words of wisdom touch us all! thank you so much.
BTW, when you were taking fuel up to the generator
last year, was it a Generac by any chance?
A building that I used to work at had a big one that they would fire up to test every now and then. The new welding mask sounds neat.
Have a good weekend all!

March 05, 2016 - Msg 104018: Good Morning Porch ! Here at the ole Power Company today trying to keep the lights on..hey Lucy,MDC,Asa,possum,Romeena, Boo,SMH,PH,Tom,Sterling and all my friends...well lets hit waffle house this morning on possum and I...I will bring the news paper to pass around...prayers to all back in a bit SPOT

March 05, 2016 - Msg 104019: Good one MDC... That one is always funny!.... G-F

March 06, 2016 - Msg 104020: Slow porch today, maybe everyone went to the concert in the park. Good Sabbath and
God bless.

March 06, 2016 - Msg 104021: GOOG MORNING PORCH ! Happy Sabbath...I'm here at work to keep the Church Lights On! Gona catch me sermon on the tube..may surf today and find a new one ...Race today Kurt on the pole..Well breakfast menu: 2 eggs your way , grits,hashbrowns with cheese,bacon (both crispy and limp for Romeena),sausage links oj and coffee, bisquits and gravy ...ready at 08:00 prayers SPOT

March 06, 2016 - Msg 104022: Good Sabbath Porch.

Wee doggy Spot. Now that is a fine breakfast buddy. But Romeena is not the only one who likes limp bacon. I'm one of hers in that regard.

So I am curious if anyone has read the latest book entitled "Andy and Don". I am about halfway through it, and not sure what to think of it. Very interesting things revealed, if they are factual. Anyway, just curious if anyone else is reading it and what your thoughts are concerning it.

Thanks for the compliment MDC. I don't know about the "wisdom" of my musings though. I'm sorry, but I don't remember the brand of generator we had. All I know is it was a diesel hog. Burned a gallon an hour. With a 67 gallon tank, I was going up there every other day to keep it happy. With each trip taking roughly 2 hours, it was sucking up a lot of time. But it was fun driving up there and seeing the wildlife. Romeena would have been in hog heaven. I have a large one at one of the properties I work at. It is a "Cummings" brand, 350 kva. It exercises once a week. Part of my job is to keep it maintained.

Sure been nice weather here. Supposed to get some valley rain today with snow in the mountains. We need it, so it will be a blessing.

Ro, I cooked a pork roast yesterday. Came out pretty darn fine if I do say. It'll be feeding me for 3 or 4 meals.

Well I guess I'll get ready for preachin. Didn't sleep to good last night, so I hope I don't pull a Gomer and nod off and start snoring in the middle of a sermon.

Prayers for all.


March 06, 2016 - Msg 104023: Hey Asa, speaking of the book, our Floyd who now runs the "Weavers Store" on the TAGS website has decided not to carry it. It is just not "Mayberry like" in it's content. So for the most part we have givin' it the "Big Freeze".... I spoke with Don's Daughter Karen at a event, she does not endorse it either... The "Andy" autobiography that has been done for quite awhile, and has been on hold in being released by Andy's wife. In my opinion I think it may be because of the negativeity if this book.

MDC, speaking of Don's Daughter Karen, just a reminder, she is bringing her act "Tied up in Knotts" to your neck of the woods at Apache Junction Opery House in April ( two different dates ) here's the link http://karenknotts.com/calendar/ I have seen it a few times over the years, she does a good job in remembering her Dad's work....

Have a Great Day... Hey SPOT, count me in on the breakfast! But I need my bacon to be able to "stand up on it's own"...lol


March 06, 2016 - Msg 104024: L.B.L.M. #Limp Bacon Lives Matter! :)


March 06, 2016 - Msg 104025: Good morning, porch. Obviously, I didn't make it to preachin' this morning. I was pretty sure last night that I wasn't going to go. Left shoulder is locking up again, and quite painful. Guess I'll have to get another steroid shot in it tomorrow. Usually one shot does it, but sometimes it does take two. I'm just grateful that there's a remedy!

Well, guess I'll give that book a pass. If there's any dirt or negativity about Mayberry folks, I'd just as soon not know about it. What purpose is served by such information? Nope - think happy thoughts, that's my motto! There is enough real negativity around us, that must be dealt with. Why look for more, especially in a "place of the heart" like Mayberry?

LBLM - I love it! Asa, you're a caution! As for that pork roast - good for you for cooking that thing! That's one of my favorites, and there are so many things to do with leftovers! Sandwiches, of course! Dice it up and make skillet hash, with potatoes and onions and any little tidbits of leftover veggies you might have on hand. Peas work especially well. If you like sauerkraut, just chunk the leftover roast up and mix it in some kraut, and let it simmer slowly for a long time. A couple of tablespoons of a good barbecue sauce blends in well, sweetens the dish a bit and cuts the sharpness of the kraut. Personally, I love kraut, and use up lots of leftover pork that way. BBQ pork ribs are wonderful simmered in it. I keep a jar of kraut in the fridge all the time. It keeps forever, and you never know when you'll find a bit of leftover pork that just cozies up in that kraut very nicely. I'm not overly fond of ham or weiners in kraut - it can be too salty. However, if you dice a potato up in it for about the last twenty minutes of simmering, it will pull some of the salt out, and the potato takes on a nice flavor.

Well, guess I'd better go feed my little roommate. She has woofed at me a couple of times, and I understand her language very well. I may not speak "puppydog" but I do understand it!

Beautiful, beautiful day here. Thank you, Lord! --Romeena

March 06, 2016 - Msg 104026: HEY



March 06, 2016 - Msg 104027: HEY



March 06, 2016 - Msg 104028: Romeena, Thanks for all those splendid ideas on leftovers. Now I have a question for you. This thing was a pretty decent size roast (I'm not sure how many pounds) and was advertised as a "bone in pork butt roast". So this afternoon I am cutting it in slices, figuring I can get rid of the bone and recover some space in my fridge. Well by the time I got done, the so called bone was about the size of a quarter. Made me chuckle. Is that common? I mean I just figured the bone would be a lot bigger. Not complaining mind you. Just gave me more meat.

Sorry your shoulder is barking at you again. But I am glad you have a quick fix for it. Good thing you ain't adverse to needles.

Well guess I'll go consider an afternoon nap, then some leftovers, then a little tv. Yep, that's the plan. Nap, leftovers, tv.


March 06, 2016 - Msg 104029: Oh man, I just read about Nancy Reagan. May she R.I.P. Her and the President seemed to be a great match.


March 06, 2016 - Msg 104030: Welcome sweet springtime,
We greet thee in song,
Mummers of gladness,
Fall on the ear.
There ya go TOM....Come Spring Come!

March 06, 2016 - Msg 104031: Hahaha! Those bone sizes do vary at times, Asa. I can't say I've found one that small, so count yourself lucky. Hmmm. All this talk about pork roast, I may just have to get one before long.

Sorry to hear about Nancy Reagan - she was a real lady, by all accounts. She's with her "Ronnie" now, and with the Lord. Can't beat a deal like that.

Yep, it's true - I have no problem with needles. It's a good thing, since I stick my fingers 3-4 times a day, as well as taking insulin shots at least 4 times a day. Needles don't bother me at all, either on the "delivery" end or the "receiving" end, either one. As for that steroid injection into the shoulder joint - the PA that gives the shot has flawless technique, and I really just don't feel a thing.

Well, I've got a fresh pineapple in the kitchen, I think I'll go peel it and slice it up and eat part of it. Wish I had asked Barney to get me one of those pineapple skinners, like he got for Thelma Lou. I love pineapple! Blessings, friends. --Romeena

March 07, 2016 - Msg 104032: Good Monday morning all.
I took the day off. I am at use or lose on vacation hours, so I figured I better use it. And that works out well. I have a few errands to run, and a "Wheeler" just begging for some attention. And I do try to give my "Wheeler" the attention he asks for.

Interesting Romeena, I also like pineapple. I should go get one and have it with my pork roast leftovers. I just might do that by golly.

Our storm brought rain and snow and colder temps. But still not bad. Supposed to be back into the 60's by the end of the week. I can dig that!

Well I best go find my way to the treadmill. I do try to keep a balance with all my talk of limp bacon, pork roast eating and "Wheelerizing". If I don't do some activity I might not fit in the "Wheeler". That would be one of life's tragedies.


March 07, 2016 - Msg 104033: Good morning, porch! Gray and dreary-looking here today, threat of rain, or promise - depending upon your point of view. I choose to take it as a promise. We need it! It looks cold out there, but it's not - just 65.

It's a good day to just stay in the house and hermitize, but I can't. I need to go to the bank, and pick up a few things at the grocery store, get gas in the car, and go by the church office and finish paying my way for a trip we'll be taking a little later on. All those destinations are within a half mile of each other, so it won't take long. I just hate having to get dressed!

Hooray for you, Asa! I love it that you're pairing a fresh pineapple with your leftover pork roast! That's the idea - use your imagination, and your imagination is spot-on. Pork and pineapple? Perfect combination! How about a little stir-fry? Dice up the pork and the pineapple, open a can of sliced water chestnuts, get a handful of fresh snow peas when you get the pineapple, chop up a few green onions. Toss them all in a skillet with a little oil (peanut oil, if you have it, or better yet, coconut oil) and toss around until heated through. Add the snow peas at the last couple of minutes. Heat a package of Uncle Ben's 90-seconds-in-the-microwave white rice, and dump it in the skilled and stir it all up. A dash of soy sauce, and you're all set. Let me know what you come up with - how you use that leftover pork. I'm interested!

Don't you dare lose any vacation hours! You've earned them, use them!!! You owe it to yourself and to your wife to take those days and get the most out of them that you can.

Well, gotta run. It's looking more and more like a big rain is about to fall on my head, so I need to get my errands run and get back home. I know, I won't melt, but I'd still prefer to be indoors when it starts. Blessings, friends! --Romeena