March 14, 2016 - Msg 104090: Good morning, porch! Wow, is it ever beautiful here today! Bright golden sun, clear blue skies, soft green leaves popping everywhere, and no wind. Bird traffic is picking up, and the squirrels will make their boisterous entrance in a little while.

I've got a treat to put out for them this morning. I made an "apple crisp" for dinner Saturday night, and it was a flop. New recipe, sounded good, but it wasn't. I'm glad I tried it out on the family first, as I was planning to serve it at bunco in April. It's just very bland, not much flavor, and there's no "crisp" to it. So, it's going out on the feeding stones. There's a lot of oatmeal in it, and of course apples, so all the critters will enjoy it. Even the butterflies will like it, with the fruit juice that's in it. As for me, I see no point in raising my blood sugar by eating something that's not even very good.

Hey, Big Maude! Glad to see you - you must have been busy here lately. Lunch sounds good - I love chicken salad on a croissant. Actually, I like just about anything on a croissant! There's a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant down in Fredericksburg that makes a BLT on a croissant that would make you want to hurt yourself! They use an applewood-smoked, thick-sliced bacon, plenty of it, locally-grown tomatoes sliced thick, and fresh lettuce. They make their own dressing that goes on it, and it's goo-ood! You can only get that sandwich there in the summer, when local tomatoes are available. No styrofoam tomatoes for them! People stand in line for that sandwich.

I guess I'm lucky. The time change doesn't bother me at all, either forward or backward. I just don't really notice it. On change night, I change my clocks around 10 pm, and abide by that time. When my alarm goes off, I just get up and don't even think about the time being different. In the summer, I just love the time change, because I can stay outside so much longer.

There is a tiny green lizard, a little anole, on a shrub just outside my window. There are several who live out there, but this little guy is a new arrival. He's so tiny, just barely three inches long, including his tail! However, he thinks he's big and bad, and perches on a prominent twig, holds his head high and inflates his bright orange throat flag. That notifies other males that he has arrived, and if he's lucky, it will attract a female. Cutest little thing you ever saw! I love this window!!

Well, guess I'd better get moving. I've still got one small Christmas tree to take down, the "redbird tree" in the sunroom. It's just about three feet tall, has about a dozen cardinal ornaments on it, and will take about twenty minutes to dismantle. I guess I can manage that! Blessings, porch. Have a wonderful day. --Romeena

March 14, 2016 - Msg 104091: A-whooosh! There now, doesn't that look better? --Romeena

March 14, 2016 - Msg 104092: Absolutely a beautiful day here today, got to 72. TOM hope you got some of it too buddy...
Yes MDC it was a good race yesterday, a little competitive bumping but it was all good. The weather looked just dandy there too. I would have like a spot on that hill with my lawn chair and cooler, those folks looked REAL comfortable there.
A guy could bolt his Wheeler on the back of a truck and have a real good time... Makes ya wanna have a picnic....

Good sweep Romeena...... G-F

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104093: Yup, GF, been there, done that, as the saying goes!
As long as the weather is decent, those are good free seats! And the weather WAS pretty good...about 76 at race time.
No clock-watchin in these parts. Ya all do do what ya want with father time, it will continue either way til the rapture anyway! haha
BIG maude, glad you checked in! BTL is right up there for me too!
RO-good sweep. Our lizards are only of the brown or tan variety here, but fun to watch on the back wall.
ASA--I may be renting a scissor lift from Home depot. A big branch broke off in my 30 ft elm, and got lodged up in the canopy and a tree guy wants $400 to get it down. Only $100 for the lift. Wanna help? ha
SPOT---you watching NASCAR this season?
PH--This coming weekend on the "Decades" channel, they are running a Car 54 marathon! :)
Good week to all,

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104094: Good evening, porch. It's very late, and I'm headed for the ironing board, but had to share this. As I passed my window just now, I looked out to see if my discarded "apple crisp" had attracted any takers. Well, it has. There's a very happy-looking possum, just munching away. The birds and squirrels will polish off any remnants in the early morning, if he leaves anything! I'm glad he (or she) is enjoying it. --Romeena

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104095: ...Ya see Romeena, sometimes eatin' does speak louder than words... "It's a real popular saying" G-F

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104096: MDC I never miss a race ! and what a finish Sunday !..We have a office 'pool" and I had Harvick !..I was Loud last lap ! hey to all and good morning breakfast menu: Bacon egg and cheese sandwiches !..and coffee take two ! SPOT

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104097: Good morning all.

Nice breakfast there Spot. Good to see you cooking again.

And nice to see you Maude.

You be careful up on that lift MDC. They sure beat a ladder, but I hope the ground it is sitting on is solid.

Romeena, the time changes never used to bother me all that much, but the older I am getting, the more they seem to be harder for me to deal with. Especially the Fall one when we go back. I guess I just hate seeing the sun go down earlier as it does that time of year, and then to bump the clocks back an hour just adds insult to injury. Or is it injury to insult? Well, you get the drift.

Guess I better get rolling.

Prayers for all.


March 15, 2016 - Msg 104098: Good morning, porch! Asa, I'm right there with you on hating to set the clocks back an hour. When I say the time changes don't bother me, I mean physically. So many of my friends say they feel all tired and mixed up with the changes, especially the one in the spring. One says she feels like she has "jet lag" but then she's the one who complains of "jet lag" when she flies from Chicago to Dallas, and they're in the same time zone! I think she's a little confused about what "jet lag" means, but she's sweet, and no one ever tries to enlighten her. Anyway, I agree with you - I hate losing that hour of daylight in the fall.

Well, Joe and Jorge will be here shortly. We've got a day of pruning, the eleagnus shrubs that cover the fences in the back need shearing, and I have corn gluten meal and dry molasses to be spread front and back. Then next week, when my arden center neighbor gets a full stock of plants in, we'll schedule another day for planting, and the yard will be ready for summer. As I think I've already said, I'm going for more perennials and fewer annuals this year - just can't afford 20 and 30 flats of annuals twice a year anymore. I'm finding that there are plenty of perennials that are just as colorful, so it's okay.

The possum ate almost all of that stuff I put out last night. He must have been waddling when he left here! Hope he didn't get a tummyache from all those apples, like Opie did. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104099: Uh, that's "garden center" up there, not "arden center." Sticky keys, I guess. --Romeena

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104100:
Asa, shortly after reading your Msg 104022, I typed up a reply but debated about posting it here until now.
I have not read that new book "Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show". But I have read many of the customer reviews over at and some of them shocked me regarding some of that book's content. Although I won't purchase the book, my local library does have it available for loan and I might check it out.
While some of the folks here posted that they are not interested in that book, I will explain why I feel differently.
In the early 1990’s, one of my nephews hero worshipped Darryl Strawberry, who at the time was a star baseball player with the New York Mets. After I gave my nephew a gift of Darryl's autobiography that included details of his controversial personal life, my nephew was both surprised and disappointed. It taught him a valuable lesson about hero worship.
I myself am willing to listen to, and read about, both sides of any issue. I am interested in what that "Andy & Don" book has to say primarily because the author claims to be Don Knott’s brother-in-law. Whether I believe his claims are true, embellished or false, that is another story.

MDC, thanks for that info about the Car 54 marathon. Unfortunately, I can't find the Decades cable channel here in Canada. However, I did watch a Car 54 marathon last fall when I spent some time in the states setting up an estate sale.
As Officer Gunther Toody would often say "Oo-oo ... do you mind, do you mind?"
If you want to see the episode schedule for this weekend, check out
The marathon begins at 1pm (Eastern) on Saturday and runs up to 7am (Eastern) on Monday.

from Poor Horatio

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104101: PH, funny memory of car 54. We would nick name our Grandma "Tootie" because whe she got excited or nervous she would Oo-oo just like We would play football across the street from them and when things got a little too rough she would come out and Oo-oo, Oo-oo "you boys are playing too rough"... I had not thought of that in many, many years.
Thanks for the memory blast!...G-F

March 15, 2016 - Msg 104102: Asa, forgot to ask.. Did those Jeep parts come in yet from Mt. Pilot?...Hopefully ya can get it running smooth as silk.
G-F again

March 16, 2016 - Msg 104103: Yeah, I am getting tired of the "time change" twice a year. In fact, I must be going senile or something because I could have sworn just a couple weeks ago that we already changed the clocks. I even remember the pastor talking about it and my telling Kai that I won't have to change the one in the clock in my car, because I never changed it to begin with last time around. I guess all that must have happened last fall but it sure seems more recent.

I have not been a big watcher of Car 54 WAY, but I have tuned in occasionally and found it pretty entertaining. Sometimes though that guy Toody makes my eyes hurt the way he tightens up his face and makes his eyes look crazy when he talks. How does he do that all the time? And why?

possum, don't you have any food at your house that you have to go to Romeena's and eat her scraps?
(Just wanted to get that joke in before someone else does) ;-)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 16, 2016 - Msg 104104: Morning dears.

Little cold and snowy on my porch this morning. Nothing serious though.

Yessir GF, The parts came in, are installed, and the Jeep runs great. As Col. Potter would say, "There aren't enough O's in smooth to describe it". I am glad it wasn't nothing more substantial.

I understand your reasoning PH, concerning the book. I am still conflicted what to think of it. But Mayberry is still Mayberry in my book. It does verify one thing I had heard about Don Knotts though. And that was the amount of effort and work he put into his roles. He took it very seriously and gave it his all.

Sterling, yea buddy, time just moves right along, don't it? 6 months seems like 6 weeks.

Well better get.


March 16, 2016 - Msg 104105: Possum, Floyd was discussing about this years "Meet-up" sounds like July, probably the week-end Betty does her autograph sessions at the museum. But they have not posted her dates there yet... Just thought I'd give ya a heads-up, and any others who may want to come..... Maude??

Asa, glad you're repairs went

March 16, 2016 - Msg 104106: Wow what a day gona get up in the 80"s here and sun Thank you Lord ! well here at work till 10 keeping the lights on I'm in my 35th year here . Hope things are starting to come together (retirement) I'm hoping less than 2 more years . this election may mean a lot ..well its so nice leta grill Ribeyes and baked taters and salad ! lets all tell how they want their steaks.. Med for center but not cold Mrs SPOT med well...SPOT

March 16, 2016 - Msg 104107: Red warm center for me, Spot. Just as long as it doesn't moo. --Romeena

March 16, 2016 - Msg 104108: I'm with ya Romeena, I may like my bacon on the "harder" side but my cow's gotta be pink inside.... G-F. Moo!



March 17, 2016 - Msg 104110: ....I assume the party is at "O'Malley's"?....I'll bring the Irish stew..Goober O'Fife..☘

March 17, 2016 - Msg 104111: ...I've been told I have a "heavy hand" when it comes to the ground pepper

March 17, 2016 - Msg 104112: So is that supposed to be a bad thing? I like ground pepper! I buy the whole peppercorns in the little grinder jar, and use it liberally! Sometimes Toye Starr leaves the kitchen, because it makes her sneeze! Have you ever heard a tiny dog sneeze? It's hilarious. Sounds like a bird sneezing! Much preparation for the sneeze, too. Lots of "ah-ah-ah-" before the final "choo!" which comes out more as a little squeak. However, here's a puppy sneeze like I've never seen before. I hope this link works:

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

March 17, 2016 - Msg 104113: HI FRIEND.


March 17, 2016 - Msg 104114: Happy St. Patrick's Day, Y'all!

o'possum under a rock

( this is the only time I use my "given" name-LOL)

March 17, 2016 - Msg 104115: Lol.... You're funny for a Possum!...

March 17, 2016 - Msg 104116: Speaking of Possum... I didn't know she was so talented for a Southern Possum.. GF

March 17, 2016 - Msg 104117: Tom, you were in the hospital? Are you okay now? We didn't know you were sick. --Romeena

March 17, 2016 - Msg 104118: Ha! As Elvis would've said: "Thank ya, thank ya very much!", G-F!

Tom,I didn't read the posts when I came here earlier to post St. Patrick's Day greetings,but just noticed where Ro was concerned that you've been in the hospital. Sure hope that you're doing okay now-take care!

o'possum again

March 18, 2016 - Msg 104119: HI ALL. Since my last post about renting a scissor truck, I threw out my back! Ouch, it is like it was about ten years ago, very dibilitating. Could hardly walk without a walker yeasterday. (My dad's old one)
I was in a store on Tuesday, got down to get something off the bottom shelf, and YowZa!! Chiropractor has me pretty good again, but any scissoring is out, so I guess i will get "the man" to get the broken tree branch down. Besides, I found out that the scissor truck has no "outriggers" to extend, and are mainly for indoors only.
As for the back, it is day to day. I may have to break down and get
surgery done. All else is good.
Prayers for TOM.
Gee I almost missed O'malley's party!
McMDC :)

March 18, 2016 - Msg 104120: Good evening, porch. MDC, I'm sorry about your back problems. Boy, can I ever identify! My advice, for what it's worth, is to start now, and find a GOOD back surgeon. Ask a lot of people, and keep a written note on the responses you get. Ask people who have had back surgery, and ask doctors who they'd recommend. For sure, if you know any hospital nurses who might have had back surgery - find out who did it. Doctors often won't tell you really candid information, they'll just refer you to their friend or someone they have a reciprocal agreement with. Nurses will usually be more forthcoming. But do start now - you don't want to get in a really emergency situation and be scrambling to decide where to go.

This I can tell you - for the majority of back problems that people tend to experience, the surgical plans and outcomes these days are generally very good. Back surgery doesn't have to be scary anymore. Most of them require about a 1" incision, and you're up and walking as soon as you get fully awake! You come home with a Bandaid on your back, and wonder why you put it off for so long. Of course, every case is different, but for most of our problems, the fix is easy, thanks to micro-surgery.

Eeek! Do not get on a scissor truck with no outriggers! That could easily put you in that situation I mentioned, where you need a surgeon immediately and don't know where to go.

I just ordered one of those little bird feeders that stick on a window pane. I'm going to put it on my big window here by my desk (love this window!) and see if I can get the birds to come up and eat right here, just about three feet away from me. I already lure the squirrels to the window ledge with popcorn and peanuts. I'll just have to be sure to use seed that won't germinate, or I'll have grass and everything else growing in the flowerbed under the window! If they accept the feeder, I may get one of the little nest boxes that have a one-way mirror on the back, and see if I can get somebody to set up housekeeping right there on my window. Fun!!!

Well, guess I'd better hit the sack. Joe and Jorge are coming in the morning to plant this spring's color. They were scheduled for today, but we had such big storms in the metroplex last night, and rain was expected all day, but the storms missed my specific area completely, and there was no rain here either. Tomorrow is a bit iffy, but I think it will be okay.

Blessings, y'all!! --Romeena

March 18, 2016 - Msg 104121: Prayers for all the ailing Porchsters...TOM & MDC hope you guys start to feel better quickly.
Romeena, I was wondering about those window feeders, if they would tend to have birds fly into the window though, I have enough trouble the way it is with that...WHAM another one hit it...Scares the beegeebers outa ya!... Let alone how the bird must feel!.... Keep us informed when you get it, on how it works for you.... G-F

March 18, 2016 - Msg 104122: Good morning, porch. G-F, I wondered about the same thing, because I do get some bird strikes on this window. At certain times of the day, it's like a mirror, and reflects the tree line along my back fence, and it looks just like a bird could just fly right on through, and some do try. I've picked up maybe three or four dead birds in the twelve years the window has been there, and usually hear at least one every week when they hit it. What I'm hoping is that the presence of the little feeder on the window will make it obvious to them that it's not a throughway. If it helps, or just doesn't make it worse, then I may go ahead and get the little nest box as well.

Joe and Jorge are here, planting flowers and it's looking bee-yoo-ti-ful out there! However, we're running out of flowers. I need to go get a few more Gerbera daisies, and if I can find a flat of pink and white verbena, I'll get them. My garden center neighbor won't have them until next week, and I have help today. So, I'll make a call or two and see if I can find them. Now, back to work! Blessings, friends! --Romeena

March 18, 2016 - Msg 104123: G-F, I might not make the Mayberry Meet-Up this time around,since I'm heading out to Wyoming in July for my nephew's wedding. If you find out the exact dates (and they don't conflict with my travel dates),I'll see if I can get up to Mt.Airy then,but it's doubtful. Just keep me posted!

Hope that misery in your back lets loose of ya soon,MDC.Back pain is no joke!

Y'all take care & enjoy the upcoming weekend!

possum once more

March 18, 2016 - Msg 104124: Possum... I will let you know when the "Official Verification" comes thru, hope ya can make it!....G-F

March 18, 2016 - Msg 104125: Ok.thanks, G-F and I'll just have to see if it will work for me this July!

possum u.a.r.

March 19, 2016 - Msg 104126: My back spasm has subsided somewhat today. Chiro put some of that wide tape in the small of my back.
It is the tape that you see some volleyball and bball players use nowadays. It has helped keep the area stable. RO--I have seen a commercial for Laser Spine Institute here regarding the 1 inch incision. I may give them a call just to see what it is all about, and will also heed your other advice. Thanks
Also, once I saw the lift at Home Depot I knew it would not work. The man said that they are not for doing such work. They do have one WITH outriggers that extend, but even in full 'shipping' configuration I could not get it in thru my alley doublewide gate., just too big.
Thanks all for your thougts and prayers regarding my back. I almost tried Barney's chin strap contraption! ha
All 4 candidates will be in AZ on Saturday!!(primary is Tuesday) YIKES!!! haha

March 19, 2016 - Msg 104127: Here at work till 6pm...anybody cooking breakfast ? SPOT

March 19, 2016 - Msg 104128: good morning, porch. MDC, to clarify - I wasn't necessarily recommending the Laser Spine Institute clinics. I have zero experience with them and know nothing about their record. They may be excellent, or they may be a nightmare, I don't know. That's the point - I don't know. Certainly they're worth checking out. My own back surgery was done by a private surgeon, and was definitely no bandaid thing, it took 4 1/2 hours and left a six inch incision, but it was a total rebuild of the sacral plate. The bandaid surgeries are generally done for a bad disc, and to the best of my knowledge, they're very successful. I just don't have any information on the Laser Spine organization specifically. My advice - ask a lot of people, get a lot of references. Ask hospital nurses, if you can. If you know any medical people who have had a similar problem and had surgery, find out who did it.

Well, better get moving. My church is offering a half-day seminar this morning, on "Understanding Hispanics and their Culture." Should be very interesting. We're experiencing a relatively large influx of Hispanics into our membership, and hope to continue that trend, so we want to be able to relate to them in a sensitive and welcoming way. Apparently we're doing something right, because they keep coming, but we just want to improve if we can. Having grown up in San Antonio, in a mixed-culture area until we moved to the country, I relate well already, but there's always something to be learned, so I'm going. Have a great day, porch! --Romeena

March 19, 2016 - Msg 104129: I'll round you up some fixin's Spot, after all the good cooking you have done here as of late. Just tell me what you are craving buddy, and I'll git er done!

Sorry about your back issues MDC. I can surely relate. I hope you can recover without having to deal with an operation. Most of the scissor lifts I have used do not need outriggers. But you do need to be on level and solid ground. They can get you to 32 feet high, but only go straight up. I have a "Genie" brand boom lift that I use a lot at work. Will extend out and swing either direction. It also doesn't have outriggers. And then we have two boom trucks, one without and one with outriggers. The one with is larger and goes higher. I think that is the determining factor if outriggers are on the unit. Also on the scissor lift we are not required to wear a harness where with any boom type lifts, a harness is required. Sounds like you better call the man.

We also had visits here yesterday from 3 of the Republican candidates, and 1 democrat (saunders). We were spared a visit from clinton. Our caucuses are on Tuesday also.

Possum, where in Wyoming are you going? We are right next door to "Big Sky Country".

Romeena, that video of the puppy sneezing was hilarious. He put a lot into that, but got a lot out of it. lol

Well supposed to be warm and sunny today. I need to get going on some yard work I reckon.

I hope everyone has a blessed day.


March 19, 2016 - Msg 104130:
MDC, you posted that you threw out your back. Where did you throw it? And why throw it out when you still need it? OK, enough of my sick humor.
Check out for 177 customer reviews that include many of their locations. Search through them using the CTRL+F search function and "Arizona" as your keyword.

from Poor Horatio

March 19, 2016 - Msg 104131: Hey Asa, tell our Governor, "Goober say's Hey!".. Hopefully he passes out "Lucky Buckeyes" to everyone there! G-F

March 19, 2016 - Msg 104132: Asa,the wedding is at Sinks Canyon near Riverton. I'll be flying in and out of Salt Lake City,however,so I will be even closer to you than that,at some point. I would love to say "HEY!" if it would be at all possible.

possum under a rock

March 19, 2016 - Msg 104133: ....Possum & Asa, I sure hope you guys can work it out so you can "Say Hey".... I assure you Asa, Possum is for real.. But I have to warn ya she is a real lady. Just so you don't think she only is smart Possum who knows how to work a
Maybe you can put on your Security uniform and find a chair to sleep in right by the TSA checkpoint so's she knows how to find you... Or maybe make a sign that just says: "ASA" ... But you may have to watch out that others don't mistake it for you being the "Airport Security Administrator".... Get it?


March 19, 2016 - Msg 104134: If he just holds up his moldy green bullet, I'll spot him easily, G-F!

Ha ha

possum again

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104135: PH--"you're pretty funny for a veteran." Actually,
I wish I really COULD "throw out" my back and get a new one! I did that with my eye lenses and it worked great! haha Those reviews ran the gambit,
but I guess it would on most things depending on what people think would really happen to them after the procedure. Like most things of that nature, sometimes it just doesnt help much I suppose. Thanks for the info.
POSSUM-- and "you're pretty funny for an o'possum!" Cute post on facebook. Hope you get to say
hey to ASA in SLC. He's an OK guy in my book!
Wyoming eh, only passed thru a corner of it one time. Lots of wide open "lucas McCain-type" land there!
Palm Sunday already! Wow time sure flies!

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104136: Good Sabbath friends. I hope it is a wonderful and delightful day for you all.

Yes Possum, let me know when you will be flying in and we will try to hook up. I'm 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, and you will be heading straight east on I-80 out of the airport most likely, but I would love to come down and see you if it is at all possible. I look forward to it.

Well MDC, I see the Trump protesters caused you folks some issues as they did here also on Friday. I am getting tired of how the press is portraying this. The problems are coming from the anti Trump folks from what I can see, but the press reports it as it being the Trump supporters as being the instigators. I am not sure if I like Trump or not. A lot of what he says I agree with, but I would like to hear him be more specific on how he plans on doing the things he is wanting to do. And his crudeness at times bothers me. But the media has a responsibility to report the truth, and I have seen first hand now that this isn't happening. And I usually find myself sitting in opposition on any issue the media sides with. Anyway, I'll get off the soapbox now.

GF, It's about that time of year for me buddy. A bunch of backflow assembly's to test (and a bunch to repair to pass the tests no doubt), and evap. coolers and a/c units to prep for summer. Plus I have to run a couple of 480 volt 3 phase power homeruns for some new equipment we are getting. And of course all the regular day to day stuff that comes along. I sure could use your help. You in?

We have all the family coming over for dinner this afternoon. A combination birthday party for my Granddaughter Mariah (can you believe she turned 10 on the 12th) and for Mrs. Asa whose birthday is on the 28th. Then on April 2nd, we celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. Mercy sakes, I am getting old. Where's my pills?

Prayers for all.


March 20, 2016 - Msg 104137: Where's you're pills?..... Where's your dime?....Miss Ellie has to make a charge for that, it's not like at Wally's where air and water are free.... But the gas, they have to make a charge for that!....

Asa, hope ya have a good dinner... You sending to Chicago for some "Adam's Ribs?"...Just don't forget the Cole slaw! Wait, slaw is one of your specialities, so never mind!... Be sure to make "good connections" on that wiring, 480 volts will give ya more than a tingle.....G-F

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104138: Asa, I'm not traveling by highway from SLC- I'll catch a connecting flight into WY and my relatives will come pick me up from there.

I just went over my itinerary and it looks as if I only have an hour at the SLC airport. Maybe we can say "Hey!" real quick,but I know how hectic airports are and I imagine most of that hour will be filled with me scrambling to get boarded for the flight into WY. Depends on how crazy that airport is- is it a crazy airport?!

Hopefully we can make something work-would be great to meet you,if only for a minute or two!
Happy Birthday(s) & Anniversary, by the way!!

Adam's Ribs! Love that episode,G-F! I've been watching a lot of M*A*S*H lately,as I got a good deal on some used dvds in one of those FYE entertainment stores. Every now & then I can hit up on a good deal,and I lucked out and got several seasons of M*A*S*H. Really enjoying them-y'all probably know that the same fellers who wrote for TAGS wrote a lot of the M*A*S*H episodes. I pick up on some little TAGS type things sometimes. Just a good show,well written with excellent actors!

Well, that was my Sunday review! Thanks for your review of my FB post, MDC-glad you get a kick out of the stuff I post!

Happy First Day of Spring, Y'all! Have a blessed day!

possum under a rock

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104139: Oh shoot Possum. That does sound like it might be hard to hook up then. And you will miss a very pretty drive up Parley's canyon, which I-80 takes. SLC Int. Airport can be a zoo, and they have just started a major construction project to enlarge it. But let me know when you will be here and I will see what comes up.

Adam's Rib. Yes siree GF. Good episode. Old Hawkeye sure got what for for forgetting to order cole slaw, didn't he? And don't think I didn't notice that my invitation to you to come help was ignored buddy! lol I don't blame ya. I envy ya!

Gosh, I can't believe I forgot today is the first day of spring. I love it!


March 20, 2016 - Msg 104140: Naaw Asa, I wasn't ignoring ya buddy, but that 480 volt work kinda makes me nervous, so how about I help out with your generator fueling runs and filter work to help lighten you're load?...

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104141: Yeah,I kinda thought, "Oh shoot!" too,Asa,once I went over my itinerary and realized I only have an hour at SLC airport. My return flight takes me through Denver,not SLC,so all I have is that hour-dang it! But,never say never-if not then, I'm sure I'll be heading out that way again in the future.

Good ol' 14- A! Hope you didn't get any pollen on your uvula (All God's Chillen got one,ya know!) while you were serenading us up there,Asa!

Happy Spring!! Pass the cole slaw!

possum again

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104142: UNHAPPY SPRING

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104143: Sorry To. I wish you much happiness friend.

I hope my uvula didn't get dusty either Possum. Only thing worse than a dusty uvula is a main dish concealed in a heavy sauce.

GF, I don't have to run any more fuel up the mountain now that we have power to it. But there is a small a/c unit in the shed at the base of the tower you can P.M.

Well I better get some eggs on to boil. The family has requested deviled eggs from me. I can handle that I reckon.


March 20, 2016 - Msg 104144: Good early evening, porch. We have had a perfectly beautiful day here in the Dallas area today. A bit chilly, but clear and sunny, so pretty.

Tom, I'm sorry you're having an unhappy spring. I wish you lived close, I'd come pick you up and we'd go on a picnic. What do you do to keep yourself busy? Do you like to read? Watch TV? Do you cook for yourself? What do you like to make? I wish I could do something to make your life a little happier.

Well, I'm getting a good reminder of how TV used to be, before DVR and all the things that go with Dish, cable, whatever. I have Dish Network, and am so used to being able to pause it, go scare up something to eat, and then when I get back I've got time built up on it and can use it to buzz through commercials. I can also record programs and well, you know what the thing will do. Well, yesterday when I turned the system on, a box appeared that told me the Dish receiver's hard drive had failed. I called Dish tech support, he ran through a few checks and told me it had indeed failed, was a fatal error and could not be fixed, and they will send me a new one, to arrive next Wednesday. Once it's here, I am to call and they'll send out a technician to connect it all up for me. So, my TV now has very few functions - on, off, mute, and that's about it. The program guide projects the next hour and a half, and that's it, so there's no planning ahead. The recorder doesn't work, and I can't access things that were already recorded. Pause doesn't work. It's just about what it used to be when my husband would watch TV lying on the floor in front of the set, where he could change channels without having to get up! Boy, that was a while back! To add insult to injury, all the programs I had recorded are now gone - I had almost a complete set of "Barney Miller" on there, and lots of other stuff. I have Netflix, but I can't access it either. That bloomin' hard drive seems to be the walking boss for everything. I do have an auxiliary drive connected, but I don't think anything had been stored on it, I think it was all on the DVR. Sure wish I had gotten David to install one of those antenna thingies for me. Oh well. Maybe I'll clean some closets or something during this time. Oh, I know! I've got a concrete birdbath bowl sitting on the table in the sunroom, waiting for me to get the glass tiling set in it. I guess now's a good time.

Well, I cooked a pot of charro-style pinto beans a couple of days ago, and of course it's impossible to cook a small pot of beans, so there are leftovers. I think I'll nuke some 90-second rice, and finish off those beans. They're gooood! Lots of bacon and onions in them, garlic, a few jalapeņo pepper slices and some cilantro - yum! Maybe I'll make a pan of cornbread, too. What I don't eat, the birds will. Anybody in the area, drop on by. There's plenty! --Romeena

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104145: Romeena, Good on ya for working on your bird bath mosaic, you know as Warren say's everyone needs a safety valve sometimes it relieves the pressure of life!.... From a person who works on stained glass, just don't cut yourself. I'd like to see a picture of it when you're done. I'm sure you're critters will love it!...

TOM it's been cold and snowy here too, so I feel you're frustration with the weather too buddy!.... G-F

p.s. Good race today JJ did it again!

March 20, 2016 - Msg 104146: Checking it...Hope you are all blessed this Sunday. Very sorry to hear about your back, MDC. I know too much about back misery so I can sympathize. Praying you are soon much better.

Not a lot of news here. We have been having some trouble with the donkeys. They got out of the fence twice today..they are being very naughty donkeys. They were chased up the street tonight by a car. I didn't know old Thelma Lou could still run so fast. We got them back into the fence with a bag of bread. We are getting too old for this. ;}

Well, tomorrow is Monday again..better think about getting ready to hit the ironing board. Hope you all have a great week.


March 21, 2016 - Msg 104147: RO--If I may say, your hard drive issue is one of my
peeves about new technology. Many times I think it is a step backwards. Example: My internet access is thru a T-Mobile 4G stick that plugs into a usb port on my labtop. Well, T-Mobile apparently did some "upgrades" to systems in my area, so now my 4G works at 1G speed and they say i have to buy a new compatible stick for another $100.00!!
ASA-- Ya might wanna call the man SPOT to help ya! :) And yes, Happy Spring to all. 91 here today for spring kick-off of 14-A.
And yes, the anti-Trump protesters blocked two roads leading to the Trump rally! Finally it is very clear to me that THEY are the mean ones! I can understand
showing up to a rally and protesting, but to prevent people from getting TO the rally is just plain mean and nasty.
BOO- thanks for the prayers. The back spasm is easing up a bit. I adventure-slept on the couch last night to get some back support from the couch back, and it worked pretty good. Went to Palm Sunday service pretty good,
and doing better tonight.
TOM--better days are around the corner. Get your uvula in shape. ha :)
Have a great week all!! As Red Skelton or Bob Ross used to say, ...May God Bless,

March 21, 2016 - Msg 104148: Boo.... Those Crazy donkeys.... As Forrest Gump said: "We just felt like running"

March 21, 2016 - Msg 104149: Glad your back is doing better, MDC. I know how that is. And I never want to again, so I really feel for you and pray for you.

Tom, I know what you mean about having an unhappy spring as well. Hopefully things pick up for you.
My unhappy spring is due to the usual junk with my wife. I won't go into detail(figure you've all heard enough about this kind of stuff from me), but I have tried to be the bigger person and apologized even though I don't think should even need one, and have forked over a good amount of bucks for some flowers this morning to see if it will "calm the riled waters", so I guess the rest is up to her. Don't know what else I can do.

I saw a video on Youtube of the Lucy Show which was called "Lucy meets Gomer Pyle", so I was excited and thought maybe that this would be like watching a lost episode of Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. but it was kind of a let down since Gomer only showed up at the tail end of the episode for a minute or two. Bummer.

Got to go take Noah to play group. They meet on Mondays.

Talk to you all later.

-Sterling Holobyte

March 21, 2016 - Msg 104150: That should say, "don't think THIS should even need one"


March 21, 2016 - Msg 104151: Just got back from play group. I guess the flowers didn't work. Got a text message saying, verbatim, "The flowers are nice. They don't make up for a whole day lost, though. Wish you could return them with the receipt."

Guess that's what I get for "daring" to speak in a less than totally happy and compliant tone.

On top of that. Just heard today that my sister's(well, my sister's and my parent's) dog passed away. My brother wants me to go help dig a grave for him out at my other brother's place out in the country. I am just so tired, both physically and emotionally, and I need a nap, since it looks like things around here nights are going to be pretty tense and not conducive to resting.

I just can't believe that one person can be so unreasonable.

-Sterling Holobyte

March 21, 2016 - Msg 104152:
TOM, so sorry to learn that you are having an unhappy spring. I wish I was not so far apart so I could come over. Is there something we can do from a distance to help cheer you up?

MDC, call up T-Mobile and after explaining why you are unhappy about the drop in internet speed, and remind them that switching carriers is probably just as cost effective as buying an upgraded stick from them. Then wait a moment to see if they offer you a discount or some other solution.

Sterling Holobyte, is it possible your wife is going through a mid-life crisis of some sort? Although her reply to the flowers seemed polite, I get the feeling she is hiding some depression. Maybe try something with just the two of you such as a special night out to show your appreciation and some private talk about how much you love her and want to help.

from Poor Horatio