September 05, 2017 - Msg 108152: Boo, not to deflate your progress, but I'd have Bruce get a meter and keep a eye on your voltage levels, if the voltage drops too much it will burn out the motors and compressors on your A/C and other things... Sorry, just a heads up, as they try to restore power, there can be voltage spikes too that would damage your electronics and your computer... You Guys concur Asa & SPOT?....Maybe SPOT can give you the proper line voltage and Amp levels for your region....I don't remember what levels will start causing damage, so maybe they can help with that....Just a thought 🤔


September 05, 2017 - Msg 108153: Hey I'd might as well sweep while I'm at it too!....

September 05, 2017 - Msg 108154: G-F, I had a cousin who was an electrician tell me that yesterday. We have the main breaker off..hope that will help. Our electric company is saying estimated time to fix our problem is 3 days. I want to move away from the coast badly. It's so hot and humid and now this. I think I am going to invest in an RV and travel when Bruce retires.


September 05, 2017 - Msg 108155: I concur with GF Boo. My first thought was maybe you only had 1 leg of your power on. And most a/c's run on 220 (at least the compressor). Probably a good idea to keep the main off until things stabilize. It must be pretty miserable there with no a/c.

Been pickin peaches out back. Yep, they are fuzzed up good. :)

I was starting to think we were having another eclipse for a while, but it is just really smoky here from all the wild fires burning out west. Very nasty.

Well better get back to work.


September 05, 2017 - Msg 108156: I may have shared this before, here is a clip of Tim Conway from a few years ago when I saw him in Cleveland.

A funny story to lighten things up...

September 05, 2017 - Msg 108157: Thanks, Asa. It can get pretty miserable with the heat but we do have a generator that we can turn on for periods of time. My sister lent me a pirtable AC, but its small and barely cools anything. We are ok, though. The needs are so great here that I understand we might have to wait awhile. I am so very appreciative of all the help we are getting. Hundreds of truckers and workers from all over the country. I saw some from Indiana yesterday. They start early and end late. You can't go down a street without seeing a truck, it seems. Such a blessing.

I must say I am worried about those who will be in the path of Irma. It makes me sad to think about this happening to others. There are so many people near here who have lost so much.

Praying for all folks along the coast.

I am hanging out with sister and she fed us tacos and spam sandwiches...kind if like camping food.😊

We will sleep here again tonight but I will make sure her cat isn't in the room with me!


September 05, 2017 - Msg 108158: Boo, Spam sandwiches? Ain't you suffered enough? :)


September 05, 2017 - Msg 108159:
Lots of gloom and doom in the news. And just like G-F said, it's time for some cheering up.

I was watching a recent weather forecast and would like to share it with you folks. Watch

And as for you Texans and Arizonians who think you have got hot weather, watch the following weather forecast. Listen to the forecaster's comments and pay attention to some of the extreme temperatures on the weather map at

from Poor Horatio

September 05, 2017 - Msg 108160: BOO, and the dogs too, I hope, if possible! :)
I agree with ASA, not a big Spam fan. ha
Next thing ya know we'll be talkin Hellman's or Kraft Mayo. :)
Hey Guys, my D-Backs have come alive with 11 wins in a row, and 4 homeruns for JD Martinez.
The Darlington races went well!
Prayers continue for all affected by the storm!

September 06, 2017 - Msg 108161: Oh PH, I watched that fox broadcast LIVE as it was happening! I was ROTFL !! He is a great local weather guy, visits schools, etc, and gets "right down there with the kids" sitting on the floor!

September 06, 2017 - Msg 108162: Prayers gang for all flood lands and all the people..lots of rain here...MDC it was a good race..My Ga Bulldogs won ! Bama won...ok..just a quick trouble check .. back to read in just a bit...Red Lobster for lunch on Me ...SPOT

September 06, 2017 - Msg 108163: PH, I was fortunate to see Don Knotts do that routine in person on a tour with Tim Conway shortly before he passed away. It was a GREAT show, they combined each other's routines in some of the skits...A night to remember...(I saved my ticket stub) too!...


September 06, 2017 - Msg 108164: Still keeping Texas in my prayers and I would like to ask everyone for prayers for my state. The governor just declared a state of emergency here in SC & looks like we are going to get a visit from Irma. We just don't know yet how rough things will be,but if it continues to track east of Florida & come up the coast,it most likely will be a CAT 3. Dear Lord in heaven,be merciful! I'll keep y'all posted somehow-either here or I'll get word out to somebody & they'll post on my FB page. Prayers for everyone in the path of this horrible storm.

possum u.a.r.

September 06, 2017 - Msg 108165: Possum, Better stock up on the sand bags, as Forrest also said...Sometimes there's just aren't enough rocks!

Stay Vigilant Possum!.....G-F

September 06, 2017 - Msg 108166:
G-F, where did you see Don Knotts and Tim Conway perform live?

MDC, that Fox weather forecast with the four digit temperatures is hilarious each time I view it. I am surprised at how the weather forecaster seems to act calm in spite of the technical problems. And I loved the fact that the producer allowed him to improvise rather than cut that segment short.

possum u.a.r, have you made any plans about where to go if you have to evacuate?

from Poor Horatio

September 06, 2017 - Msg 108167: PH, It was at the Palace Theater in Marion Ohio, it was one of the last shows they did together, if not the last one, before Don got sick...


September 06, 2017 - Msg 108168: MDC, I did end up with one of her dogs on the foot of my pallet this morning but the cat left me alone.:)

Thanks for those weather clips, PH. At least it's no 1286 degrees here. 😁

We finally had power restored this afternoon by a great group of guys all the way from Illinois. I thanked them profusely and even offered them a place to stay if needed.

We are waiting for the air conditioning to cool things off and it's comfortable with the fans. I did my first load of laundry in over a week.

Well, have to go put sheets in the drier.

Praying for Romeenas family in Florida. Theses storms re getting ridiculous.


PS-yes, Asa, I have suffered enough. Lol

September 06, 2017 - Msg 108169: Thanks,y'all. P-H,I'm not on the coast,so we wouldn't have to evacuate. However, a major hurricane will be very damaging to our area-Hugo certainly was! But I will be riding out the storm in my home,which is an old two story former hotel,built back in the Civil War times.It's weathered a lot over the years and I pray it will be a safe haven during Irma. I'll keep y'all updated as we learn more about how the hurricane will impact S.C. I appreciate everyone's concern & prayers. Thanks, y'all.

P.S. So glad you finally have power,Boo!

possum again

September 07, 2017 - Msg 108170: Can y'all believe that our lil' Porch baby Laci turns 14 today?!

Track of hurricane has shifted,which is better news for SC,but we will still get tropical storm conditions or a Cat 1 storm,is what they are thinking. Prayers appreciated-thanks!

possum once more

September 07, 2017 - Msg 108171: Thanks, Possum. We lost power for a few hours today but it's back. I do fear, as Asa mentioned, that my A.C. compressor may have burned out because it isn't cooling off in here and it's 90 degrees outside. Oh well, could be alot worse. I am frantically working on my pile of laundry in case we lose power again.

I hope that hurricane stays far from you, Possum.

I cannot believe Lack is 14!!! Give her a birthday squeeze from us.


September 07, 2017 - Msg 108172: Autocorrect changed Laci to Lack.😠

September 07, 2017 - Msg 108173: LOL Boo. I hate auto correct.
Happy Birthday Laci dear. My goodness, time just moves right along. Possum, you are in my prayers that the storm will not be to bad and that y'all will be safe. I have a Daughter in Charlotte N.C. and I am worried sick about her. She has never been in any kind of hurricane. But I would hope she is far enough north and inland that it won't be too bad for her.

Hey Boo, Have Bruce check all the fuses on your compressor. With all that was going on power wise, hopefully it might be something as simple as that.

Well off to watch a few TAGS eps before the ironing board.

Prayers for all the storm victims past and future.


September 07, 2017 - Msg 108174: Thanks for the birthday wishes for Laci. We had a little celebration for her after school today which she enjoyed.I still remember posting here on the day she was born back in 2003.Now she's into her second year of "teenagerhood "-wow..

Sure do appreciate the good wishes & prayers concerning Irma.As things stand right now, we should get tropical storm winds or a possible Cat 1 in my part of the state. Asa,I would go out on a limb and say that things shouldn't get terribly bad in Charlotte-some winds & perhaps a good bit of rain,but nothing like the full force of a major storm. These hurricanes do spawn off tornadoes,so that is a concern for the Carolinas. Will be praying for your daughter & all of us in Irma's path. Poor Florida.

Boo, I sure hope the A/C problem is an easy fix & that your power trouble gets resolved.You must be about ready to pull your hair out,girl! The aftermath of a hurricane is a really good lesson in patience,so I've learned! I'm fairly certain I'll be without power for a while after ol Irma does her thing & I sure don't look forward to that.Whatever-I'll muddle through.


possum under a rock

September 08, 2017 - Msg 108175: HI ALL, my goodness, huge fires in California and Utah, Harvey, Irma, and maybe Jose. I pray for all affected and impacted by all these disasters. Lord Jesus be with us.
And may many turn to the Lord during all this too! :)
BOO-on the outside of all AC units there is a fuse box usually with 2 or 3 "long-type" fuses.
(I know that aint proper HVAC jargon!) but this youtube video may help:
As GF and ASA said, start with that.
POSSUM, remember, you are not Ernest T Bass, so please don't go out here in it! :(
Baton down the hatches. Happy Birthday LACI!!!
I went for an MRI of my heart today, but I could not finish it. And it wasnt because of the tube,
rather, they put this contraption on my chest, and with my a-fib heart, I found it hard to
breathe, plus I had to hold my breath about every 20 seconds. They said it would take two hours! I lasted only a half-hour, but they said they got a couple good pictures.
I see the new cardiologist again on Monday, so I'll ask her then about a plan B.
Prayers! :)
Take care all,

September 08, 2017 - Msg 108176: We are getting ready ..prayers to all...SPOT

September 08, 2017 - Msg 108177: Good morning, porch! Happy birthday to Laci! I remember being on the porch and reading about her coming into the world! I can't believe that was 14 years ago!
I've checked in on the porch a few times to see how Boo and others that were affected by the storm were faring. Boo, I hope your air conditioner is a simple fix. I'm glad to read you're able to do things like laundry! It's funny how such a mundane task can turn into a example of recovery!
For any TAGS fans in Irma's path, my prayers for your safety are going to be included with my prayers for recovery in Texas.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, productive and blessed day!

Mary Wiggins

September 08, 2017 - Msg 108178: Good morning, porch! Mary Wiggins, it's good to see you returning, after your recent visit. I hope this becomes a habit.

I had a phone call from our TOM last night. He was checking on me, and on my son who lives in Florida. I'm fine, of course, we just got a little rain from Harvey, and my son is planning to stay put and ride out Irma in Florida. He lives in Mt. Dora, which is about 30 miles north of Orlando, so the storm is expected to diminish somewhat by the time it gets that far into the state. I hope he's right! He's right in the center of the state, so a good distance from the coast. No storm surges there, but they could get a lot of rain, and of course damaging winds. They've ridden out hurricanes before, and he feels they'll be able to do it again. Prayers are appreciated! TOM should be safe from Irma, where he's located. It should be pretty well worn out by the time it gets that far north.

Boo, I hope your a/c is an easy fix. Remember the old nursing rule - think from the simple to the complex. Don't get in line and wait for a repairman, when it could be just a fuse. Also, if you do have to call someone, make it someone you know and trust. At crisis times like this, unscrupulous people crawl out of the woodwork, and you could be told the whole compressor is shot, when it's something simple like a fuse, a breaker, a start/run capacitor - there are a lot of relatively inexpensive things that could be causing the problem. I called David, who helps his father-in-law a lot with installs and repairs, and his guess is a capacitor, as a place to start after checking fuses. He asked if your thermostat is digital. If it is, that would reduce the chance that on-again, off-again power has caused damage, because it has a five-minute delay feature on it. I know our HVAC guys understand this - I don't, I'm just repeating what David said. Anyway, the main thing is to call someone you know you can trust.

Well, the robins have decided that today is the day to strip my American Beautyberry bushes. They're on those bushes like fleas on a camel! By evening, there won't be any berries left at all, and there will be some very fat robins. There will be a lot of purple splotches on the sidewalks and local cars, though!

Happy Birthday to Laci, our porch baby, all grown up! Seems like just last week when she was born. Enjoy her, Possum. Give her a hug from all her porch "aunties", please!

Well, guess I'll go feed Princess Pink Ears, and maybe scare up something for myself. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 09, 2017 - Msg 108179: HI ALL, Mary W included! :)
Now I hear that Atlanta is in Irma's path. We have SPOT and LUCY there! prayers for them both.
Glad to hear TOM is OK, I was getting a little worried.
Weel, I'm bushed, so I'll sign off for tonight.
Stay safe folks,

September 09, 2017 - Msg 108180: Hey y'all- Things are looking better for SC as Irma's track keeps shifting to the west. However,that means bad news for folks in Spot's state. Spotty, y'all be safe over there in GA! Prayers going up for all in Irma's path.
Thanks again for all of the sweet sentiments & birthday wishes for Miss Laci-boy,they grow up in the blink of an eye,don't they?!
Take care all!

possum again

September 09, 2017 - Msg 108181:
possum, if you want to refresh your memory about your announcement when Laci was born, visit your post at September 08, 2003 - Msg 15573 in the archives.

from Poor Horatio

September 09, 2017 - Msg 108182: Man!...That Poor Horatio sure has a good memory!...

September 09, 2017 - Msg 108183: Aww..I just went back into the archives and read my announcement of Laci's birth. Wow,did that stir up some memories! Thanks, Poor Horatio-you ain't half bad,for half a boy!

possum u.a.r.

September 09, 2017 - Msg 108184: Aww..I just went back into the archives and read my announcement of Laci's birth. Wow,did that stir up some memories! Thanks, Poor Horatio-you ain't half bad,for half a boy!

possum u.a.r.

September 10, 2017 - Msg 108185: I checked out the archives. So many folks that used to post here. I dont think I was on board until a few months later.
SPOT and LUCY--Please hunker down, and be careful!!
Pr5aying for you all,

September 10, 2017 - Msg 108186: That's "Praying"

September 10, 2017 - Msg 108187: Prayers to all in the line of Irma..its headed our way..feeling the winds now..over one million out of power in fla...We here at cobb EMC serve over 210,000 members over 5 counties in Ga...we are figuring it will really hit us hard...will have updates.SPOT

September 10, 2017 - Msg 108188: Stay safe, Spotty! They have opened shelters in our county because the effects of this storm will reach far out into SC. We are expecting tropical storm force winds,heavy rains, and the likelihood of tornadoes. Oh, and widespread power outages. Gonna be a wild ride beginning tomorrow! Prayers for all impacted by this storm. Will check in if possible. Love to all.

possum u.a.r.

September 10, 2017 - Msg 108189: Hi all.
Look like everyone lost power



September 11, 2017 - Msg 108190: Praying for my son in Mt.Dora, Fl. Just talked with him via cellphone - he's sitting in the dark with his dog in his lap. Power is out - he says he's just going to ride it out. My DIL is safe in the hospital where she's an officer, has to stay on the premises. Son could have gone there and stayed in her office probably, but he didn't want to leave their little dog alone, and I don't blame him. They won't get any high water, of course, not even from rainfall, because his house sits on high ground, and there's a lake behind him and a large pond across the street from him, both downhill from his property. His main threat is from the wind, but it's downgraded to a Cat 2 now, and he has ridden out Cat 3s before, so he should be okay. More prayers for our porch folks who are in the monsters sights. Everybody please get out if you should, and can, or do everything you can to stay safe. SPOT, you and your crews will, as always, be the unsung heroes in this drama. What would we do without you? I'm glad you're in dispatch now, not climbing.

Blessings, everyone. --Romeena

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108191: Yes, prayers for all indeed! I just couldn't "get into" football today, even tho it was the first weekend of the season. But I have been pretty disappointed in
the NFL lately anyway!
BOO--how is the electricity situation in your house these days? Is the rehab facility undamaged, and have the kids returned yet?
God bless your whole family!

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108192: Looks very gray & gloomy outside my rock this morning. Getting some light rain & breezes. The worst for us here in SC will be from around 2pm-2am Tuesday. Expecting the highest winds in SC to be right here in my neck of the woods ,so will be surprised if power stays on. Just keep us all-FL,GA,& SC in your prayers,folks. Irma is one mean girl.

possum again

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108193: good morning porch, checking in this morning.

prayers for everyone affected by the hurricane. keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. we are expecting rain and wind this afternoon and rain the next couple days. Not going to complain because its nothing compared to what the folks in Florida are going though and the folks in Texas have been through.

my work has been busy and my schedule is pretty full so have not had much time to post lately.

Lunch menu will be: roast beef sandwich, SlAW and chips. chocolate layer cake for dessert. tea and lemonade to drink.

Prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108194: Remembering all who lost their lives on Sept. 11,2001. God Bless the USA!

possum once more

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108195: Good morning, porch. It is so calm and beautiful here this morning, it's hard to believe what Florida and the states above it have been through, are going through, and are about to experience. Prayers for all concerned, for sure.

I talked to my son this morning, he says it was a rough night, but apparently he has no damage, at least none that he has seen from inside the house. The lake behind his house has risen several feet, is lapping at the edge of his actual lawn, but would have to rise about six or seven feet more to reach his house, which it's not likely to do, as the rain is decreasing rapidly. Also, there's a very small channel at one point on the lake, which the water hasn't reached yet, but when and if it does, that channel leads to another lake that's lower than the one his house is on, so the overflow would go there for a while. They think that little channel was originally carved out by gators moving between the two lakes. The lake is as round as a pancake, and is about a half mile in diameter, so it can hold a lot of water. My son doesn't know yet whether his boat dock and patio on the lake are damaged, as trees block his view of the dock from the house, and he hasn't ventured outside. Still a lot of wind, light debris flying, and rain.

Well, guess I'll go tune in the Weather Channel, scare up a bit of lunch, and do my own version of storm-watching. Stay safe, everyone. SPOTTY, work your magic. --Romeena

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108196: Checking in to let everyone know I'm ok. We've had wind gusts around 50 mph,and LOTS of rain. Power has managed to stay on,but there are widespread outages in this region. We're having a calm spell right now,but I think Round 2 is getting ready to begin. Supposed to finally stop around 3am. Gonna be a long night,folks. I hope Spotty is making it ok over in Georgia. Prayers for all of us dealing with this mess. Check in if you can,Spot!

possum under a rock

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108197: Tornado watch is over & conditions are much better here. Thank you,Lord & please watch over those still dealing with this storm.

possum again

September 11, 2017 - Msg 108198: I heard from my DIL in Florida. Their crisis over, she was able to leave the hospital and go home. They do have some damage - some roof tiles were torn off but so far no evidence that water got in. Some other minor damage, but nothing that can't be easily repaired. They were very blessed. Lord, please be with those who are still dealing with this monster storm, and those who will have to do the cleanup and repair. That's going to be a long, hard, and costly job. Just think - people are going to be cleaning spoiled food out of their freezers and refrigerators in about five states. Just that part of it alone is mind-boggling. Then there will be piles of ruined carpet and furniture, stacks of soggy drywall, and all the ruined roofing - the trucks will run their wheels off, hauling all that debris away. I sure do hope I don't hear any able-bodied person say they "can't find a job" for the next few months. "Positions" may be scarce, but I would think there will be jobs a-plenty. Most of them will involve some sweat, but they'll bring decent paychecks, too.

Well, guess I'll go watch a little TV, and maybe turn in early for a change. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

September 12, 2017 - Msg 108199: Hello all!
BIG Maude, thanks for checking in. I had heard that
Tenn got lots of rain, but not exactly sure where you are
in it all.
Possum, glad you are doing OK, just stay under your rock! ha
RO--that's good news from your DIL. So great to hear!
SPOT--are you 'living' at the electric co these days?
Hope things are not too bad. Check in if you get a chance.
BOO---how are things going there??
I saw the new cardiologist again today, and since I couldnt finish the MRI
she is going to do a cath on me thru a vein in my neck, and get a biopsy of the
heart wall. She thinks there is a protein or something in there that ought not
to be. That will be next Wed. God bless you all!
PRAYERS continue my friends!

September 12, 2017 - Msg 108200: Quick trouble check dog house and all family ok...Headed back into work to try to get the rest of the lights on....hope we can wrap this party up today..yall stay home if ya can and be safe..prayers SPOT

September 12, 2017 - Msg 108201: We have not heard from Boo for awhile, hope things are improving down there..With Irma in the news we have not heard much about Texas.... We know the struggles are ongoing and we pray you ALL can get to some "normality" soon!....Stay Strong!....


September 12, 2017 - Msg 108202: Glad you and yours did ok during the storm,Spotty!

MDC,the traffic in SC right now as Floridians make their way back home is an absolute nightmare! I drove over to check on family homes & property (everything's fine!) & thought I would never get back to my rock! And no,it's not just the interstates- they have found the back roads!
But,I feel for them because there's no telling what some of them will find once they get home. God bless 'em.
"Don't go doing that with your neck,there, MDC" ( said in my Gomer voice,like he told Mr. Tucker)- ha! Do take care,friend!

possum u.a.r.

September 12, 2017 - Msg 108203: I don't know why I singled MDC out to tell about the traffic- got ahead of my thoughts,I guess!

possum again

September 12, 2017 - Msg 108204: still at work...prayers...SPOT

September 13, 2017 - Msg 108205: HI ALL. Hey Possum, I just figured it was because I had asked about SC.
SPOT, hope you are able to get some sleep. I am sure
it is quite a mess!
ASA--- are you OK? You havent posted since Sept. 7th. Will be praying for you and your wife.
Sure wish we would also hear from BOO!
Well, I'm off to bed for tonight.

September 13, 2017 - Msg 108206: I'm richere MDC. Thanks for asking. Just been as busy as all get out. I pray your procedure goes smooth and they can properly diagnose and treat you correctly buddy. My Wife had an I.V. port put in her chest a few weeks ago, and I have been trained now in how to administer some of her meds through it. Her Pallitive care Dr. wants her using that instead of oral meds a bit more.

Possum, so glad you weathered the weather ok. I talked to my Daughter and she said all was well for her. I hope Boo and her family are doing ok. And Spot, try and stay dry feller. I hope you didn't lose to much power.

A couple of months ago I posted about a small plane that had crashed on our Freeway killing 2 couples on board. Very sad. Well yesterday another small plane lost power right after he took off from the same airport (Ogden Hinckley) and he had to try and land it on a 4 lane highway just a few hundred yards away. He was unable to do so without hitting a car on the road, but fortunately neither the pilot, nor the driver of the car were injured. Amazing considering the plane caught on fire shortly afterwards and in minutes was engulfed in flames. Same type of airplane as the previous crash, a Bonanza Beechcraft. I'm glad no one was killed in this one.

GF I don't follow baseball all that much, but it sounds like your Indians are on a tear right now. They are making up for the Browns dismal play, you reckon? :)

Well I hope and pray everyone affected by all the recent storms are recovering ok. I was listening to Rush yesterday and he was reading a report saying that so far about 80% of all the help that has gone out in Texas has come from Christians and Christian churches. He went on to make a very interesting observation that all of the so called social justice groups like black lives matter and such were no where to be found out there on the front lines helping out. Not surprising but interesting.

Prayers for all for a good day.


September 13, 2017 - Msg 108207: Yep Asa, they are on a 20 game winning streak right now..Shazzam!....
Sorry MDC your D Backs were having a Great run for awhile there too. We shall see how it all shakes out here real soon.


September 14, 2017 - Msg 108208: ASA--thanks for checking in. It is amazing what our bodies will tolerate... a 'permanent' IV port for example. Or, like me, going thru a vein and snipping off a "piece of my heart." Hmmm Janis Joplin? ha
SPOTTY--glad you are getting the power restored there guy. Glad you and yours are OK also.
GF--my D-backs had a 13 game streak, then for some reason
cooled their jets, but now winning a few again.
RO--with all that has been happening lately, I forgot about ordering your book, but will do so this week.
May the true, Living God be with us,

September 14, 2017 - Msg 108209: Well Gang...Next week starts Mayberry Days...Anybody In? Possum, SPOT, Maude? If not check out the link to the event for going's on and such. Clint Howard's coming again...
With all that has been going on, it's kinda hard this year. But once I get there it all goes away for a short period of time as we live in the "Mayberry State of Mind" for the weekend...Do I get an Amen Maude!....

The Tribe goes for #22 tonight Crazy time in the Cleveland Right now, but they have earned it!...Maybe even our TOM is watching too?...🤷🏼‍♂️

Hope Boo is doing Ok, we are still in prayer for their struggles down there...

Asa...I hear tell of a pipe "T" repair Seminar in Mt. Airy next weekend. 😉 Tell your Boss you "NEED" to attend that seminar, and then you can write it all off as a "BUSINESS" trip....😉 (Miss Alma will supply the sprinklers st her Mayberry Motor Inn) ..We can study at the Gazebo....;) We also can do a "Business" meeting at Little Richards BBQ right up the street...


September 14, 2017 - Msg 108210: Hey Y'all- That's great news about your daughter,Asa. The Carolinas dodged a bullet with that storm. Looks like Jose might head up toward New England,which makes sense to me,seeing as how he's been acting like a drunken Ted Kennedy out in the ocean! What a crazy track that thing has taken!
I would LOVE to attend Mayberry Days, G-F-have yet to be able to make it to one. Will have to see if I can swing it.
Well, it's been a doozy of a day,so gonna go hit the ol' ironing board soon. Goodnight,Porchsters!

possum u.a.r.

September 15, 2017 - Msg 108211: Hey Possum, glad you were out of the paths of both this time! You're too groovy to be a wet possum like that! ha
ROMEENA--could you perhaps email or call BOO and see if all is OK? Thanks.
Are you still doing the home health appts?
GF--for some reason today I thought of this song
regarding the upcoming Mayberry Days (as well as all the "cajun navy" etc helping with rescues):
And congrats to your Tribe on the record winning streak!
TOM, what do you think of that?
One thing that really pains my heart in the coverage of the hurricanes is when they show flooded bisinesses. Yesterday there was footage of a Houston McDonald's with water up to the counter tops, and a dental office with about 3 feet of water in it. I pray for those small business owners! So sad.
ASA--I like GF's idea! Better yet, make it a "sprinkler valve replacement convention!" :)
Well, take care my friends. Hang in there all!

September 15, 2017 - Msg 108212: For those concerned about Boo,she has been posting on Facebook recently.Haven't gotten any personal updates,though.

possum again

P.S. I don't think a possum can be groovy & wet at the same time, MDC- ha!

September 15, 2017 - Msg 108213: Well, I saw on the news that Dallas removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park yesterday. I cannot believe that they are trying to 'erase' history like this.
They could have simply put an additional plaque on the base stating
the nature of the statue. Good thing there is'nt
a real
'Robert E Lee natural bridge', or someone would have removed that log too. OK, my soapbox goes back under the porch.
have a good day all,

September 15, 2017 - Msg 108214: Good Friday afternoon all.
Just getting ready to head for home for a 3 day weekend. I am at use or lose so I am taking Monday off. Yippee!

I like the way you think GF. A sprinkler workshop. I wonder if I could make it happen? Ha, better not. We would just end up in some fancy French restaurant eating snails and brains cause neither one of wants to look ignorant. But you have a good time buddy, and tell them hey from Asa.

Possum, I'm sure a possum can be wet and groovy. If anyone can pull it off, you can. Thanks for the update on Boo.

MDC, Yea the world has just gone nuts, ain't it? I think it's gonna get worse. Like Barney told the Deputies, "It's gonna get tough, and then it's gonna get tougher. Just omit tough and replace with stupid.

Well we had a huge rain storm roll in this morning and it has dropped the temps a good 20 degree's here. They are calling for snow above 8,000 ft. tonight. Hard to believe we were in the 90's two days ago.

I hope Romenna is doing ok. She has been pretty quiet.

Well off to home I go.

Prayers for all.


September 15, 2017 - Msg 108215: Goober-Fife---have a good time at Mayberry Days.
Yes it will be nice to forget about the 'real world' for a few days in Mayberryland! :)
ASA--stupid is what stupid does! :(
Ya all have a good evening.

September 16, 2017 - Msg 108216: Good morning, porch. Haven't been intentionally quiet, just busy. Our ESL classes on Wednesday mornings at the church have started again - we follow the school calendar. That takes a little prep, and uses up a full morning. I still really do enjoy it though. The people are so sweet, and so intent on learning.

As for this "statue bashing" thing, I'm so ashamed of Dallas. Ashamed of the whole nation, actually. This whole business of erasing history is shameful, and very, very dangerous. It's done to try to placate and appease a generation of malcontents, and it won't work. Appeasement never does. The "offended" ones are never satisfied, they always want more. So what's next? We have a Leesburg in Virginia, Texas, Georgia and Florida, and a Lee's Summit in Missouri. Must we now rename those cities? Perhaps just a scramble to make up some other story for the cities' names, something that has nothing to do with Robert E. Lee. Maybe that would satisfy them, but I doubt it.

The sad thing is, that the war was ever fought in the first place, but the truth is, it was! You can't erase it by pulling down statues. I know, the malcontents see the statues as honoring Lee and the others, and that's true. They deserve honor, as valiant fighting men who were defending their homes, and their rights as sovereign states. Slavery was wrong, it was abominable and it should have ended. It would have ended anyway, because it WAS wrong, it violated our own constitution, and many of the slaveholders had already come to that conclusion. It was a dying issue. The real issue was the defense of states' rights, and we still have the same issue today. We still have Washington poking its nose into everything and overriding decisions made by state judicial systems. If that doesn't stop, we're going to have another "civil war" one of these days, and it will have nothing at all to do with slavery. Saddest of all, we still have a form of slavery today. We have a whole class of people who are enslaved by the government. Their basic needs are met by the government, and their "work" in return is to vote for their benefactors. Personal initiative and pride are out the window. Just vote right, and the national provision will continue to flow, paid for by those who choose to earn their own living, and pay tribute to Caesar rather than taking a handout from him. I'm 100% in favor of the government taking care of those who are too old, sick or disabled to work, and for providing temporary help to those who are actively seeking work. However, I resent my tax money going to support those who prefer to sit on their fannies and smoke pot, or who call themselves the "breadwinner" for their family because they just have another baby when they need a raise. I know I've told you about that young woman I met at work. That attitude is encouraged, and that annoys me beyond words. OK, enough of that.

David and Brittney and the boys will be here for dinner tonight. David's birthday is Monday, so I'll be making fried chicken, with noodles and milk gravy, and an angel food cake - his favorite. Eloise is out of town, but Jerry will join us. I'll fry a couple of pieces of round steak for him, as he doesn't eat chicken. David thinks no one fries chicken like I do. It's just plain old fried chicken with crust, but he thinks it's the best. I don't do it often, because it makes such a mess, but I'll do it for him.

Well, better get moving. Blessings, friends! --Romeena

September 16, 2017 - Msg 108217: RO--Thanks for checking in. I know you are busy today, but please try calling BOO when you can. Thanks,

September 17, 2017 - Msg 108218: Good morning, porch. It's a beautiful day here on my end of the porch, probably going to be a hot one, but that's what a/c is for. My heartfelt thanks to whoever invented it!

MDC, I just tried to call Boo, and got a recorded message that "due to network difficulties, the call can't be completed at this time." I guess Harvey blew down some cell towers or something. I'll email her and see if that gets through.

We had such a nice time last night. David and Brittney and the boys and Jerry came to dinner, and my chicken turned out great. The gravy was pretty darned good, too! The guys assembled my other chairside table, which I finally got to replace the one that arrived damaged, so "command central" is now complete - my recliner and both side tables. Looks very nice, and is veeerrry comfortable! Then David vacuumed the living room and the office, which I appreciated very much. I think I have the best family in the whole world.

Diesel was with them, of course, and honestly, if that dog gets any cuter I don't know what we're going to do with him. He is so much like our precious Bentley that it's spooky. He looks just like him, just a bit smaller. He is the sweetest, most loving dog, and so smart. Brittney is a dog whisperer, she can teach them anything, and Diesel now can: Speak (loud bark), Whisper (very soft woof), Sit, Lie down, Roll over, Shake, High Five, and the cutest of all, Paws Up! That's when you hold both hands up, palms outward, at about chest level, he stands on his back legs and reaches up to put both paws against your hands. If you hold your hands just a tiny bit above his reach, he will stand almost on tiptoe and stretch waaay up to meet your hands. It's hilarious! He's so smart. He's a medium sized dog, about 25 pounds but looks bigger because he's so fluffy. They all pick him up and carry him around, sometimes cradled like a baby, but mostly they carry him high, almost sitting on their shoulder, and he wraps his front paws around their neck and holds on! He's so playful with Toye Starr, and they roll and tumble like a pair of otters, but he's very gentle with her. You can see when he's pulling his punches. When she's had enough, she just makes a fake snap at him, he backs off, and they curl up together and rest for a while. So sweet!

Well, guess I'll get moving. I learned this morning that a dear friend's father passed last night. He was 98! I guess I'll go bake a cake or cook up "a mess a-somethin'" to take over there. She's going to have family coming in by the droves.

Have a peaceful and restful, blessed Sabbath, friends. --Romeena