November 09, 2016 - Msg 106073: Well, I guess most of us here on the porch can breathe a collective sigh of relief this morning!
I say "most' because i know there are some who are
more inclined to the left and I respect their position, but from me personally, it's a muffled YIPPIE! Muffled only because it is untested waters that we are entering. Donald (wouldnt you know his name would be DONald) Trump has never held an office or served in the military, but then, my wife and I had an "unmarried" priest counsel us before we got married, (and we've now been married for 40 years) so we will have to see how this goes. We have been thru a lot together here on this porch, and I sure hope we can continue.
My big concern was the Supreme Court, and i think that will be OK now. I still believe that Scalia's death was not a natural event, but i'll slide the soapbox under the poch on that one.
May God bless America still, but as RO has said, America must also bless God again!
Prayers on this fine morning,

November 09, 2016 - Msg 106074: And I guess i just swept the porch too!

November 09, 2016 - Msg 106075: ....And a fine job at that!

November 09, 2016 - Msg 106076: I should also point out that I am fine with a woman president, just not THAT woman! :) MDC

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106077: Oh, and also to ASA. I am praying for you brother.
It sounds like the conversions are not sticking.
Jesus be with you my friend.

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106078: Ditto, MDC. I second everything you said, including your comment about a woman president. I'm fine with that idea, but definitely not her. We elected a "first" eight years ago, but he was the wrong one, and did more harm to the cause than good. To have elected Hillary would have been even worse. I was sorry to see her pull the "gender card" and refer to the glass ceiling. She might as well have said that she lost because she was a woman, and that's not true. She lost in spite of the fact that she was a woman! Even with all the starry-eyed young women across the nation voting for her, she still lost. She lost because she's a conniving, scheming, untruthful, self-serving, self-enriching person, gender notwithstanding. She just got caught in too many lies, the excuses and explanations were wearing too thin, and she lost. End of story.

Well, I can face the future now with some hope, even though there are a lot of unknowns. It beats facing four more years of the same insanity, and worse. Now, Mr. Trump has some promises to fulfill. If he just keeps his promises regarding the Supreme Court, America will be well-served. If he keeps any or all of the rest, we'll be just fine. Keep praying, folks. --Romeena

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106079: Asa, I too hope you are doing Ok.... Hope the Doc can get your rhythm right... Maybe Charlie Parker's "I Got Rhythm" could help...


November 10, 2016 - Msg 106080: MDC, Thanks for the prayers buddy. Much appreciated. I am going in tomorrow to be fitted with a monitor that I have to wear for 4 weeks. Hopefully that will give them some ideas of what is going on. Have you ever had to wear one of those? Sounds like fun. (not)

Well as expressed by most here, I have guarded optimism that the new Administration will do some good things. I wish my elation was more about a Trump win than a Clinton loss. But I just feel she is a wicked evil woman that had no business even being considered for the highest office in the land. More than anything though, I am glad the people saw past the efforts of the media who has tried from day 1 to get her enshrined. I am so disgusted by the blatant left leaning bias of the media I could scream! Thank goodness folks have also seen that. Restored my faith somewhat.


November 10, 2016 - Msg 106081: Oh GF, You snuck in on me. Thank you friend.


November 10, 2016 - Msg 106082: Oh, and HEY to Billy Ray and PH! Good to see you both. PH, yes, the electoral college system is very interesting. Some say we have the technology now to go to a popular vote, but I am glad we don't. Just look at all the issues we had this time with Trump votes getting switched to Clinton, etc. I saw a funny (or tragically real) thing on facebook of a graveyard with "I voted" stickers photo-shopped in on each gravestone!
Also, it reaLL

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106083: I remember my Government teacher explaining the Electoral College to us back in my school days... He said it was put in place to protect us against the "Masses of A$$'s" out in the world..... I kinda think Old Mr. Sharkey was Right! At least about the one

....History, there's so much more of it these days... G-F

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106084: OOPS! continued... really bothers me that the very people who were so afraid that if trump lost that his supporters would take to the streets, are now
the VERY ones taking to the streets, even a big fire in a Dallas intersection! These are strange times indeed.
ASA, I have worn what is known as a holter monitor, but only 24-48 hours, not a month! But maybe they need to really see for a while what's happening with you. I pray for your total healing my friend.

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106085: Hey GF-Ya got between my severed post! ha

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106086: Howdy, porch! Just took a break from watching TV. I'm still on the puny list with this congestion and cough. Took a Mucinex DM, which really loosens up the gunk, but makes me feel sort of spacey. Not doing much today. Just watching Hallmark movies.

Asa, I wore a Holter monitor for a week a while back. It had a little "base station" that I had to either wear or keep very nearby, and it would beep if I got too far away from it. Beep-beep. Beep-beep. Well, it was spring and I was working in the yard a lot, parking the little device on nearby boulders or whatever, and I'd forget it and walk away, and it would beep. About the fifth day, it had beeped several times, so I made a real effort to stay close to it, but it still kept beeping. Beep-beep. Beep-beep. I moved closer and it beeped again. Finally I picked it up, holding it close to me, and still there was that double beep-beep. That's when I realized it wasn't coming from the device at all, it was a mockingbird, on the fence nearby. He had heard the beeping for a few days, and was copying and repeating it! He sounded exactly like the device.

I haven't even had the news on today. I figured the sore losers would make big old donkeys of themselves today, and I'd just as soon not know about it. It was to be expected. The freeloaders are afraid their freebies might dry up, so they'll go out and burn some cars and loot some stores. Personally, I'm going to write to President Trump and suggest he resurrect the WPA, and put some of the able-bodied welfare people to work rebuilding America's infrastructure. It put people to work after the Depression, when there was no welfare to depend on, and it would work again. There would be weeping and wailing, but if the welfare check stops, and you can get another check by going to work for the WPA, well, you will only go hungry for so long, and then you'll do the necessary thing. And at the end of the day, you just might feel better about yourself. We've got to rebuild the idea of a "work ethic" in our younger citizens. --Romeena

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106087: Romeena, That WPA suggestion gets my vote... Maybe he could put you in charge of his "DE-entitlement" agency... You'd be Great!..
People will FLOOD the borders to get back home!... He needs to install some one way doors
Heck, he may not even HAVE to build that wall....

When you write to him tell him it's called: "The Maynard G. Krebs" WORK???... Plan... G-F

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106088: Prayers Asa ! ..well I'm finally off tomorrow will have 72 hrs in by Sunday !..Christmas Money ! gona cut greens and cabbage and broccoli all day tomorrow ! bought me a new roll around tool chest (pretty big one) just dread putting it together. Mrs SPOT said for a good dinner at Longhorn she would be the head of the project. I said Deal ! well let me get to reading the archives...supper will be a pot of veggie beef soup and cornbread ! SPOT

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106089:
Asa, so sorry to learn about your heart ailment. I pray that it is curable or at least controllable through medication.
To supplement what G-F has posted, I can offer you some rhythm with an 1967 oldies version of "I've Got Rhythm" by the Happenings.

Romeena, I like your WPA idea of getting welfare recipients earning an income rather than accepting a handout. An idle mind has a tendency to get into trouble.

I was reading on the internet that the Canadian immigration web site went down as Trump's electoral count surpassed Hillary's. So many people are considering moving to Canada. I wonder why no one has mentioned moving to Mexico?

And now for some election humor. Below is a link of some never aired scenes of our presidential candidates campaigning.

from poor Horatio

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106090: Well goo-o-o-o-o-o-lee, the Marine Corps is 241 years old today! Congratulations!
And a big HAPPY VETERANS DAY to our vets here on the porch!! Thank you all for your service!

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106091: Good one PH, sure needed some humor! mdc

November 10, 2016 - Msg 106092: A neat clip from Gomer Pyle USMC...

November 11, 2016 - Msg 106093: Gome...?

November 11, 2016 - Msg 106094: Sorry if you folks had a hard time getting on the Front Porch today. There was some kind of problem that was finally resolved. - Floyd

November 12, 2016 - Msg 106095: I think the porch ended up in Heckmondwike, England for a while today.
Racing ar PIR this weekend. Always a crowd pleaser.
Hope my Cards can start winning again after their bye week. How 'bout them Browns GF and TOM.?
ASA, i hope your heart is doing better. praying for you and your wife.
More later,

November 12, 2016 - Msg 106096: Good morning all.
Yep Floyd, I was starting to feel like Barney and the choir there for a bit yesterday. I thought y'all had changed locations and didn't tell me. lol

Thanks MDC and PH. I went and got this monitor yesterday. It is just three wires that connect to those stick on do hickeys. Then a smart phone type device that gathers the info. It also allows me to send out a message if I am feeling any symptoms. Like Ro mentioned, it can't be more then 10 feet away from me. So it's not to bad. I have to wear it for 4 weeks though. Actually this past week it has been doing fine. So I guess we will see. Good to see you back PH.

What's going on with your Cards MDC? They seem to be struggling a bit this year. I have really not followed football much this year at all. Sick and tired of the over payed players and their social demonstrations they want to exhibit. I watch sports to get away from that stuff.

I was watching the episode last night "The Bookie Barber". It was so funny to see how excited Floyd got about the possibility of becoming a two chair shop. Great acting.
I also watched the episode where Fred Goss is sweet on Aunt Bee. I love the part when Andy jokes about adding spot remover to the gravy and how Mr. Goss took it so seriously. lol. "And young man, there's the matter of grass stains".

Well off to do my weekly grocery shopping.

Prayers for all.


November 12, 2016 - Msg 106097: Asa, sounds like you are wired for sound now!.. ( We used to us that term a lot when we ran wiring to furnaces and things),
Hopefully you can pick up Rahleigh now and hear the "Leonard Blush Show"...ha

MDC... The Cleveland What's?... I think they are called the "Cleveland Horatio's" ... Cuz they are only a half of a team!
(No pun intended for OUR Poor Horatio... Because he can always find the right "link" for a touchdown!....

Speaking of links, PH what one(s) would you suggest for finding one of my brothers Army buddies from Vietnam?... He was attached to the 25th Infantry Division in Cu Chi Vietnam in in 68-69....
You being a Veteran I thought you might know, now that we have you back rocking on the Porch again!... There is one guy in particular my nieces would like to find... Thanks, anything would be appreciated!...

Cold on my end of the porch today, they are talking even some "lake effect" snow flurries too later tonight...😩

Hey Romeena, any banana bread left, some sure sounds good with my morning coffee now. I'm going to try out that recipe, both with and without the nuts.. I think I'll use the..."Pecans"..I don't care how its pronounced that are Good!
I'm like you, I hate to throw them out when they get to brown, but that is when they are the sweetest, but just not good for eating them alone....


November 12, 2016 - Msg 106098: Also, Thanks to our Floyd.... I was thinking I broke something

November 12, 2016 - Msg 106099: Yay! The porch is back, up and running! Thanks, Floyd. You are one amazing, accommodating feller, to keep this thing going like this, for no reward at all except the occasional "thank you." --Romeena

November 12, 2016 - Msg 106100: ASA--remember too that Floyd had the magazines to swing it,(ha) and "our" Floyd has the know-how to swing us back on to the porch. Thanks Floyd!
And if that monitor dont work, u can ask for bigger wires!
I havent watched much NFL either, but have been seeing the scores on the news. Then yesterday I heard that Kaepernick did not even vote in the election!! And what really frosts me are these
same people who were so afraid that trump losers would hit the streets are now the very ones who are doing it!! I'll bite my tongue here tho, so I wont get started!
I hope all our vets had a good Veterans Day. In these parts a vet could have gotten a free breakfast, lunch, dinner and a movie, at various places around town. very cool!
Oh, and while at the gym the other day, the 'muted' TV had TAGS on, and the closed captioning spelled out
Heckmondwike. I looked it up later, and sure enuf, it is indeed a real town in central "somewheres else!" :)
Have a great weekend all!

November 12, 2016 - Msg 106101: Thank y'all for the "thank you's." I'm glad to help and I guess having the know-how is a good thing. Have a great weekend! - Floyd

November 12, 2016 - Msg 106102: Hey Mr. Heart Monitor, I wanna make some chili so cough up the recipe (please)

Hope you are all doing well. I had a busy day but a good one. I had lunch with my old college buddy and roommate, Susan R. It was really nice seeing her. We had dinner together about 10 years ago and hadn't seen her since. She is a real nice person, also a nurse and works at a VA clinic. After that I dropped by the mall for a short time and went to the hallmark store to look at all the ornaments. I didn't buy anything but it was fun to look. I also got a haircut, bought a new purse, and visited a good friend in the hospital. All in all, it was a good day. Now I have to fix something for dinner for Bruce. The kids went to a Christian music festival in Corpus Christi and they are still there enjoying themselves. The weather is perfect for it.

I pulled the trigger on another car this week and bought a 2012 Suburban. It's light gold with kind of a dark charcoal leather interior. I really like it. Now when I take the family to look at Christmas lights soon, we will actually have a heater. Remember last year we tried going a couple of hours north of us to a light festival and almost froze cause my heater went out.

Well, guess I should get up and get something for Bruce to eat. He has been working outside all day.

I don't have much I want to comment on, as far as the election other than to say that I am hoping and praying for the best.


November 12, 2016 - Msg 106103: I bought a 2014 Suburban, not a 2012..not that it matters. I am hoping, though, that I can get 300,000 miles out of this one so the newer the better.


November 13, 2016 - Msg 106104: I am sure glad Floyd is so ept with this internet thingy.

Billy Ray the Postman

November 13, 2016 - Msg 106105: Hey there Billy ! Wow fans what a day in college Football..MDC what did ya think ?..its 5 am and I'm headed to work will be back in 1 hr...breakfast ? SPOT

November 13, 2016 - Msg 106106: Good Sabbath all.

Hey Boo, I'm sorry I forgot to post the recipe. It really isn't much, cause I ain't much of a cook. But here goes.
2 cans of mild nally's chili with beans
1 can of white beans
1 can of red chili beans
Sautee some ground beed with diced onion
Brown up some stew meat
1 jar of Pace medium salsa
Chop up some larger pieces of onion
I put mine in a crock pot for a few hours to let it all blend together. I hope you and your family like it. Romeena talks about adding some peanut butter into the mix, but I have not tried that yet. I have also heard her talk about adding a bit of sugar into the mix. Just a touch. I add a pinch of sugar to my deviled egg mix and it is a "wow" factor for sure. :)

Thanks for all the prayers for my health. The old ticker has been ticking right along well now. But 4 weeks is a long time.

Glad you got some new wheels Boo. My Daughter and her hubby bought a 2014 Suburban a year ago. They love everything about it except the gas mileage. But with 6 kids, it's the only thing that they can all fit into when together.

Well I have to take the Mrs. up for an infusion today, so no preachin. She usually gets one a month on a Saturday, but she has not been feeling good, so her Doctor ordered her a two day blast. I took her up yesterday for #1. And I was there Friday to get fitted with the monitor. I declare, spending a lot of time at the Hospital. Or as the English would say, "at ospital". They leave off the "The" and the "H" for some reason.

Prayers for all.


November 13, 2016 - Msg 106107: Romeena, Thanks for the bear hug email... I forwarded it to my daughter. As a Step Mom and a New Mother she really needed one of those from her Daddy....As I have said many, many times, we are given "Godwinks" by others at the most perfect times!.. Thank you for yours!.....

Just a coincidence?......l think not!......




November 13, 2016 - Msg 106110: BOO-- I hope you didnt buy your car from Mrs Lesh, as there may be sawdust in the transmission! ha
Great that you got a good one tho.
HEY PAPPA bear, good to see you posting. Hope you got my recent card.
ASA--prayers for your dear wife! Lord Jesus be with her.
Also, the "H" thing is why I could never find "Eckmondwike" on-line until I saw the closed captioned spelling, and realized, duh, Malcom just didn't pronounce the 'h'!! ha
Good Sabbath to all. Watching the PIR Race. (and, yes, a little of the Cards.)

November 13, 2016 - Msg 106111: Thanks everyone, I am really enjoying the new suburban, and no, didn't buy it from Mrs. Lesh, but from a longtime Christian friend and car dealer. :)

Very sorry to hear that your dear wife is not feeling well, Asa. I will pray for her and you. Thank you for the chili recipe. I can see right away that Bruce wont want to try it, but I certainly will. I have to make two different kinds of chili because he only wants his very mild. He tends to get some pretty bad heartburn fairly easily when he eats anything even slightly spicy, especially in the evening. By the way, I added some sugar to the last batch of chili I made and it was really good.

Very sorry to hear you are having health issues, Papa Bear, but good to see you on the porch. Thanks for stopping by. I pray you will be feeling better.

Well had a really good service this morning. We recognized our veterans, and we have quite a few in our church. We all stood and sang America ("Oh beautiful for spacious skies...), all four stanzas and it was just one of those The words to that song! God help our country and bless us and our children.

Well, have to go drive Erin and her friend to the youth gathering this evening and then Bruce and I will go by and pay his mother a visit. She is getting more frail by the day.

Hope you all have a pleasant evening.


November 13, 2016 - Msg 106112: HI.


November 13, 2016 - Msg 106113: TOM... I think the Cubs sent their Goat to the Browns...

November 13, 2016 - Msg 106114:
Asa, glad to learn your heart monitor procedure was non-invasive.
Also, back in Canada, they have a tendency to leave out the word "the" especially on news programs.
He's in hospital.
She's at university.

MDC, I had a great free meal at Olive Garden on Veteran's Day. And tomorrow (Nov 14), I'll be going to Golden Corral for a free meal and beverage.

PappaBear, so sorry to learn you are still dealing with a lot of health issues. I hope the Veteran's Administration (VA) is paying for most of it. I'm so low on the VA priority list that I don't think I will ever use a VA hospital. That's why I'm thankful for the no-deductible and no-premiums-to-pay healthcare in Canada.

G-F, to help your brother find his 25th Infantry Division friend, check out
And if that link does not help, then try

from poor Horatio

November 13, 2016 - Msg 106115: Thank You PH, My brother recently passed away, his daughters were trying to find some of his buddies that he had talked about over the years, one guy in particular. They are more computer savvy than I am...Your links I hope will help find them.. This may help them in their grieving process to find more things about their Dad and his service...

Thank You for your help...G-F

November 14, 2016 - Msg 106116: Hey BOO and all, I really like Ray Charles' version because he starts with that poignant third verse.
I miss his presence amongst the living for sure!
There were several big earthquakes in the world this weekend,
may God bring our country together again before his return!

November 14, 2016 - Msg 106117: Prayers for earthquake areas...Good Morning gang..Well I'm back on day shift here at wrok for a while...Football fans wow what a weekend..poles are gona be crazy...ok back in just a bit .anybody cook ?..SPOT

November 14, 2016 - Msg 106118: Good Monday morning all.

Anyone looked outside and seen the "supermoon"? Sure is bright out there.

Thank you all for your prayers for my Wife and myself. They are appreciated and felt for sure.

Boo, I'm not one for real spicy chili my own self, but this isn't very hot. I also put a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese on mine when eating and that mellows it right out. So now I can't wait for you to try some and see if you like it. ;)

PH, Yes, and the English will sometimes add the word "the" to things we don't. Like they might say "he's in the jail", whereas we just say "he's in jail".

MDC, So your Cards held on for victory yesterday I see. Glad they defeated kapernick. That feller frosts me!

GF, Did you get any snow? We are supposed to get a storm in here on Thursday with rain and a chance of snow on the valley floor. Until then, mid 60's. I can dig that. And if it snows on Thursday, I can and will dig that too! :(

Prayers for you Pappabear. I hope you can get feeling better soon.

Yes Tom, Old man winter is waiting in the wings, isn't he?

I watched a few TAGS last night. Several of the ones that featured Miss Peggy. Mercy sakes, I just don't know how Andy let her get away. The best porch scene ever (IMNSHO) is with him, her, and Opie, singing down in the valley. Let's see, Andy was sweet on two different Nurse Mary's, and Nurse Peggy. He kinda had a sweet tooth for them medical types. :)

Well off to a staff meeting this morning in Salt Lake. They are even feeding us breakfast. I sure hope they aren't fattening us up just before the slaughter. lol

Prayers for all.


November 14, 2016 - Msg 106119: No Asa, no snow yet!.. Suppose to be very mild this week, but come Saturday the Old Man may peek at us.. G-F

November 14, 2016 - Msg 106120: Asa, when you talk about your staff meetings it reminds me of the maintenance trainings we would go to. We would meet with our "peers" in the Public Housing maintenance world..

The evening of the first day the "Vendors" would set up with their new products and do a meet and greet to show them off.
It was funny, they would have "refreshments" both regular and those of the adult liquid ...But they did also have appetizers too!.. They would bring out this HUGE platters of shrimp, I Never saw that many shrimp disappeare so quickly in my LIFE!....

So when you mention your breakfast meetings, I as a maintenance guy could picture that platter of bacon doing the same thing! SHAZZAM it's GONE!..

...Thanks for that vision it made me laugh!....... G-F

November 14, 2016 - Msg 106121: The recent website problems got me to thinking, not with my head in a bucket, but still thinking, Floyd should set a goal for this site of Two Servers, No Waiting.

Billy Ray the Thinking Postman

November 14, 2016 - Msg 106122: HI ALL


November 14, 2016 - Msg 106123: ASA--we are to get some cooler weather on Thursday, probably part of the same system.
Big bright moon tonight also!
I too am glad we beat Mr. K! I saw highlights on the news.
As for Peggy, amen brother! Tho very sad what happened to her in 'real' life.
BILLY Ray, your education was worth every penny! ha
GF--sounds like those vendors were trying to butter(rum) you up! lol
SPOTTY--yup, lots of upsets both college and pro.
BOO--I saw my first "Kay" commercial of the season! (Just to rib ya a bit.)
Is it too early for a movie quote? "George Bailey lassos STORK!"
God bless everyone,

November 15, 2016 - Msg 106124: Good Morning all.

Yes GF, That bacon went pretty durn quick. Sad thing was that none of it was limp. It was all stiff. You know how I love me some limp bacon.
They are in the middle of restructuring things in the company, so it has a lot of the uppity mucks all in a wad. Some are losing there domain and are not happy about it. The company I work for is fairly large, and has grown massively in recent years. And has its share of "kingdom builders". Just going through some growing pains I think.

MDC and Boo, Every kiss begins with Kay's! :)

Tom, ship that snow to GF. He needs something to do on those long cold winter days. lol

Well yesterday the company that is installing the new machines that I ran the two 480 volt lines for showed up. And now they are saying that where I installed the disconnects will have to be moved. I showed them my copy of the plans THEY provided me, and where THEY wanted the disconnects placed. Now, because someone doesn't know how to use or read a tape measure, I am going to have to relocate them. They suggested I stay late last night and do it so they could start installing this morning. I suggested they go pound sand! First of all, it is going to take more than a few hours to do what I need to do. Second, the parts houses will all be closed. And D. A lack of planning on your part does not get dumped on to my lap as an emergency. Just another day in the world of Maint. guys, 10-4 GF?

Well speaking of such, I better go start redoing it.

Prayers for all.


November 15, 2016 - Msg 106125: BIG 10-4 Asa...As Barney said...Who died and made them the Big Cheese 🧀
One of my sayings... Lack of planning on your part does not constitute a "Emergency" on my part!..

I feel for ya Asa, you know us Maintenance guys are not as smart as the College Boy know-it-All's..Until all Heck breaks out and they NEED our help to make it work out right..10-4?


November 15, 2016 - Msg 106126: Good morning, porch! Good for you, Asa, for not caving in and taking the "sting" out of THEIR mistake. No consequences, nothing learned. I'll bet they'll do some double-checking in the future. And I'm sorry there was no limp bacon. I'll never understand why anybody wants hard, crunchy, burned-tasting bacon. If it doesn't bend at the waist, it's just tasteless cardboard. Kind of like a well-done steak. I had an uncle who would order his steak like this: "Well-done, and when you think it's well-done, give it three minutes more." Then, invariably, when his steak arrived, he would complain because it was "tough and dry." What did he expect, fer cryin' out loud? Amazing.

MDC, you mentioned something way back there that I meant to pursue, and didn't. You questioned Justice Scalia's unexpected death. I couldn't agree more. That was all just too convenient, and has a certain political couple's fingerprints all over it. If you were trying to find a lonely, isolated, out-of-touch place in this country, you couldn't do better than where he was, out in far West Texas. They were at least four hours from the nearest qualified medical facility. You can't even get cell phone service out there in many places! My son works out that way a couple of times a year, and as he often does, he'll call me and we have some good talks, but when he gets to certain areas, he drops out, and he might have to drive for half an hour or more before he gets another signal. It's a rough, rugged, wild place, and no way would any emergency services be available. Also, it would be several hours before a doctor could get to the body to make any sort of determination of cause of death. That would leave plenty of time for any toxic agent to dissipate. Some things remain traceable, some do not. No, the whole thing stinks. I think Justice Scalia is just another name in the "body count."

Well, better go rustle up some lunch. They I've got a home health call to make, and some errands to run. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

November 15, 2016 - Msg 106127: Ro--I think you're talking about the count that involves a certain Vince Foster, and yes I sure agree; especially with the email revelations lately.
I'm sure there's some in there with some sort of code name for Scalia! Too many 'ifs' in his death, and NO autopsy on such a high official?
The whole thing was very strangely handled!
What we have may not be the greatest, but so glad 'she' is not it!
ASA--good for you buddy. That was a hard job, and as you said,
u were following THEIR plans!
You wont believe this tho, I noticed a "water ring" on the ground around one of my back sprinkler valves that I installed about 10 years ago. I dug down a bit, and sure enuf, it is one of the T-Joints!!! It is part of the 'manifold' of five valves, so I have a bit of work to do!

APB FOR OUR POSTUM!!! Come on out from under rock and say Hey. :)

Prayers for all,

November 16, 2016 - Msg 106128: I had a feeling that many andy fans (not andy himself thankfully), would lean toward the delusional conservative side! Sorry to see my suspicions were correct. I've already accumulated a bunch of i told you so's. See link I had a feeling that many andy fans (not andy himself thankfully), would lean toward the delusional conservative side! Sorry to see my suspicions were correct. I've already accumulated a bunch of i told you so's. See link below.

November 16, 2016 - Msg 106129: As Btisco Darling said: "A man's entitled to his opinion"... If wanting your Country to be great makes us delusional then so be it.... That is what makes us great, we are allowed to have our own opinions... Men & Women fought and died for that right... Just Sayin'....Goober Fife

November 16, 2016 - Msg 106130: Amen GF. Very well put!

Hey, maybe we need to chant in incant to get Possum out from under her rock.
Out Possum, out
or we will thump your snout
get on the porch and sit
or we will have a big fit!

Good luck on your water leak MDC. We had another one appear yesterday in our operations building. Another pin hole in a copper line in the ceiling. I think in the last two years I have made at least 10 separate repairs, all of them pin hole leaks right near a soldered joint. Grrr!

Supposed to get rain, turning to snow tonight. Just an inch or two here in the valley, but a couple of feet in the mountains. That works for me. The skiers can have fresh snow for Thanksgiving, and I shouldn't have to deal to much with it.

Well off to work I go.

Prayers for all.


November 16, 2016 - Msg 106131: Good One Asa, if that incant doesn't draw her out nothing will!
Maybe you can do a plumbing training video, you can call it: ..Asa's plumbing to a "T"...G-F

November 16, 2016 - Msg 106132: To message 106128 - on this porch, it's customary and considered friendly to sign your comments. Otherwise, it tends to look like you're not too proud of what you said. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, including you, and here in America, you're still entitled to express that opinion, at least so far. There is a large faction (who just lost an election) who seems to feel that the freedom to express your opinion only applies if that opinion agrees with theirs, but we don't feel that way here. So fire away, friend, but at least identify yourself. If you're ashamed to do that, and would prefer to just snipe from the bushes, then I'd suggest you go fire your little cap pistol somewhere else. We already know you're not one of us, at least your ISP# is not recognized. --Romeena

November 16, 2016 - Msg 106133: HI .


November 16, 2016 - Msg 106134: Cant chat for long..been busy and had a really tough night at work last night..going in for more of the same tonight. I am off for a couple of days and have a lot to catch up on here at home before Thanksgiving week. Hope you are all well.

Thanks a lot, Asa, now I have that Kay song stuck in my mind. ;)


November 16, 2016 - Msg 106135: Good Morning all!
BOO-my prayers are with you. I can't imagine myself trying to do what you do. You also reach out to those kids with the word of the Lord! God bless you!
ASA and GF--I dug a little deeper yesterday, and I think
I will replace the whole manifold. Somewhere in the world about 10 years ago apparently the QC guy fell asleep on the job as the "t' joints went by on the conveyor! Or maybe he or she was watching "I Love Lucy" that day!
Monday and Tuesday I go in for my nuclear stress test, and if all goes well I have set a date in January to get a hip replacement! Please keep me in your prayers.
Also, RO has pappabear's latest address for when she sends out this year's list.


November 16, 2016 - Msg 106136: Good evening gang ! picked 4 20 gallon bags of greens today !woo to wk in the morning and Race fans Its on this Sunday...My bet is on Jimmy J ..ok..closing the barn down breakfast at I-Hop on Boo and Possum... SPOT

November 16, 2016 - Msg 106137: I saw Joanna Moore on the Rifleman today! Never saw that particular ep before. She played the wife of a newspaper man.
SPOT--weird finish to our race at PIR this past weekend. Lets see how the chase goes.
I-HOP sounds good!
Nite all,

November 17, 2016 - Msg 106138: TOM, I can't speak for Asa but I'll try REAL hard to be good over the Holidays, since he is wired for sound it may be harder for him to get into trouble. But then again it doesn't take us much to get into trouble....We will try not to say "ain't" so much too!.

On a another subject, they are calling for an accumulation of that frozen white stuff this weekend, but we are supposed to have record highs today and tomorrow...CRAZY!...
For me, I'll do my final yard clean-up today and put the mowing machine away for the season and get the Snow Joe ready...
I'll roll out the snow fence at the river for ya Buddy!...


November 17, 2016 - Msg 106139: Good Thursday porch, just stopping in for a visit from work.

not much to report from my end of the porch, staying busy with work and taking care of stuff at home. hoping to take some time off work during the holidays.

looking forward to spending time with the kids over the Thanksgiving holiday. I will cook on Thursday and who ever is there will eat and the rest will eat left overs for the next few days.

cool sunny and DRY weather on my end of the porch. we need rain in a bad way tho. lots of smoke from forest fires.

better get to work now.
lunch menu will be: grilled cheese sandwhich, potato soup, brownies with vanilla bean ice cream and carmel on top. tea to drink

have a blessed day

Big Maude

November 17, 2016 - Msg 106140: Howdy porch.
Great to see you Big Maude. That lunch sounds just right on a cold day here. The storm came, just a dusting of snow, but surely did cool down. We have been spoiled with the mild temps we had all through October.

Prayers for your stress test MDC, and that all will go well for the hip. Once you get it we can honestly say, "That MDC is one hip dude"! lol

Tom, I am traditionally a law and order kind of feller, but that GF brings out the mischievous element in me. I think we feed off of each other. But all in all, we ain't bad chaps.

GF, I did my final yard clean up last Saturday. Nice to have all the leaves up and out of here, or in the garden breaking down.

I am loving your Christmas quotes MDC. I bet Boo does too. Sorry she is so durn busy.

Well I think I am gonna enjoy this nice lunch and take a short nap before the afternoon stuff hits.

Prayers for all.