January 06, 2019 - Msg 111431: Special DATE recording of episode 512 of Two Chairs No Waiting Andy Griffith Show Fan Podcast. Tonight (Sunday) at 8pm ET. http://live.TwoChairsNoWaiting.com/

January 06, 2019 - Msg 111432: Nice sweep!

January 07, 2019 - Msg 111433: Good morning all.
I hope the new day finds everyone well.

MDC, The Eagle has landed. Your package arrived yesterday my friend. Thank you so much. I will get you a check in the mail right away. Thanks again.

Son of a gun GF. I missed another podcast? Oh well, that's life, through and through.

Boo, you are such a good friend. I am so sorry that your friend Cinthia has had to go through so much. But am glad to read she is at peace with it. And thanks for the council on dealing with end of life things. My Wife is on Palliative Care, one step before Hospice, and has an I.V. Port. That one thing has probably been the best thing we have done. She is able to take a lot of her meds through the port now and it is much more effective. And she is able to do so here at home instead of going to the Doctors or hospital each time. She does have a home health care nurse visit each week to redo something on the port access. But it has really been a blessing to her.

GF, PH, I guess all of us learned some lessons with our B.B. Guns. At least we didn't shoot our eyes out. lol

Well out to the shop to see what's up with my snow blower. It wouldn't start up for me yesterday. I have a feeling the gas has gone bad. Arghhh! I hate this ethanol.


January 07, 2019 - Msg 111434: ASA, glad you got the package. Did it really come on Sunday? I only paid for normal postage.
Good thing you dont live in St. George
or it would not have been delivered! ha

January 07, 2019 - Msg 111435: So glad your wife has done well with getting her meds through the port, Asa. I imagine it would be quite a relief to have it in place. I, for one, am one of those unfortunate individuals who doesn't tolerate medication by mouth. I have a very sensitive stomach and just about everything hurts it. I cant even take more than a half dose of Ibuprofen one time unless I want a real pain in my stomach. It stinks but that's just the way it is. Seems like meds are just so much more effective given IV, too. I hope the palliative care and home health nurse a big help to you, Asa.

Well, I have been trying to catch up the laundry, clean out the refrigerator, and clean up around here but this puppy is like a toddler! I was curious so decided to count how many times I bend at the waste to pick something up and I am up to 41. I pick up poo, change pads, clean accidents, find my shoes strewn about, pick up the washcloth she found in the shower floor and drug under my bed, feed the cat and dog, pick up the dog so I can let the cat in and out without the dog running outside, pick up the plastic hamburger toy and threw it several times, picked up rawhides and various toys from the floor, picked up my phone that she somehow knocked off the end table...and the list goes on..haha...she is so worth it. Such a sweet little bundle of laughs and joy..AND she is making me exercise. :)

Things are awfully quiet...better go see what she is into.


January 07, 2019 - Msg 111436: bend at the waist, not waste! lol!!!


January 07, 2019 - Msg 111437: My goodness Boo, That's a lot of bending, waste or waist. :) Got my back aching just reading about it.

Yep MDC, I was surprised also. I am glad it snowed and that my snow blower wouldn't start though. When I came home from preaching I saw footsteps in the snow going up my driveway to the front door. Then I noticed the box sitting on the porch. Had I not seen the footsteps I most likely would have not noticed the package seeing how I come in the house through the door in the garage. So it just goes to show there are blessings in all things. :) Them postal fellers got it right when they talk about delivering in rain, snow, sleet, day or night, dogs or cats, wild boar hogs or black bear! lol (just a plug for Billy Ray)

MDC, Are you sure the postage is enough money? My goodness, that thing is serious looking. My Wife in time will need this for sure, so again, thank you for you kindness.


January 08, 2019 - Msg 111438: ASA--yes, postage is more than enough. I got the thing "free" thru Meidicare, but only after a few uses the doc realized that I didnt even have lymphedema after all!
(Misdiagnosis) They didnt want it back because it was now
considered "used." One thing I should mention is that the zippers and pulls are of a somewhat poor design. I have a piece of tape on the bottom end of the zipper because it tends to slide right off, and the little plastic pulls break apart with the slightest tug. (Thus, tape on them also.) I sure hope they help return blood and fluids from the lower extremities of Debi. All the best to you and yours. :)

Well, the landscaping job started today, and they didnt get as much done as they thought. We have a clay dirt here. Great for making sun-dried bricks, but not so good to dig into. Oh well, it was a job quote, and not
a by-the-hour thing.

Boo--prayers continue. Just curious if Erin is also helping with the puppy? Seems like you do so much. Please be careful with the bending.

Everyone, thanks for all your kindness in 2018! Possum, you can be a real hoot on FB! :)

January 08, 2019 - Msg 111439: Thanks MDC, I will be careful. I am bending a lot but not picking up anything heavy. At this point I think my mattress is causing me more trouble than anything else and it is time for a new one. Erin usually has the pup in her room when she is at home but with her being in school and other school activities, she is gone a lot. I know this pup has to get through the puppy stage and it will be easier. Im telling you she brings us so much happiness she is worth the trouble. She seems very smart so she is learning. I think when I was gone those three days in Austin, we lost some ground with her training but it will work out. She is one of those pups that looks at you with one ear up and you see from the look on her face that she is trying very hard to understand what you are saying to her. lol She has grown some since we got her but she is still very small, maybe 8 lbs and so very cute. She and the cat are getting along quite well these days, too, and often chase each other around tables, etc. to play. Its so funny to watch!

Hope all goes well with Deb and the new device.

Today is shaping up to be a fairly busy one so in the words of Bloody Mary, I should "Get to it!".


January 08, 2019 - Msg 111440: "Sure, we swing, but no one uses them at night!"
HI ALL, BOO, glad you are not stressing too much.
Enjoy the puppy and hopefully she will learn as she goes. (N0 pun intended.) ha

The yard work continues. this
crew really listens to us and does their best to get things how we want them. So far so good, ...brick laying on Wed.

I hope everyone is doing well.

January 08, 2019 - Msg 111441: Bailey’s Bad Boy MDC?....G-F

January 09, 2019 - Msg 111442: Morning all.
GF, I do believe you got the right episode with MDC's quote. I don't think anyone guessed at mine "A lot of people lie at lunch, what of it"?!

MDC, Glad your work crew are working and not a crew of Henry Wheelers. I could just see you out there with pick and shovel, while they are kicked back, sipping lemonade, looking at cloud formations while offering philosophies. lol You got to much smarts for that!

Prayers for all.


January 09, 2019 - Msg 111443: http://www.tagsrwc.com/trickytimers/wavs/Barney/lieat.wav

January 09, 2019 - Msg 111444: Sorry ASA, even with the above link I cant place the episode. As for mine, yes, another bailey's Bad Boy line.
Gotta go show the crew sprinkler layout! :)

January 10, 2019 - Msg 111445: Asa, the quote you listed in Msg 111442 is from The Rumor episode from season 4. Watch it at https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6x201g and cue it up to about 17:45.

from Poor Horatio

January 10, 2019 - Msg 111446: You got it P.H. A lot of great one liners come out of that episode, including there being a correlation between clean underwear and whims. lol You just have to love the meanderings of Barney P. Oliver Milton Tibbs Fife! :)


January 10, 2019 - Msg 111447: Here's a quote from about ten episodes: "Otis, you have a snootful!" :)
Well, our new raised planters and pavers are just about done.
As I mentioned, they are very accommodating, and
a really doing a good job, especially since we decided to change some of the layout.

Romeena-I hope you are doing OK these days. I've kept you and yours in
my prayers.

BOO--same with you and your friend.

Hope everyone is doing well. I have 10 mor cardio rehab sessions to go!

January 11, 2019 - Msg 111448: Thank you, MDC. Cinthia is still hanging on but it cant be for much longer, I don't think.

Just checking in but no news. I have just been things that needed to be done around here since the holidays. On Monday I decided to use the Walmart curbside grocery delivery and it was great. I did my shopping on the computer, selected a pick up time and they brought the stuff out and loaded it for me the minute I got there. It really was easy. I have been making sure I have meals ready for the family every night or at least every two nights (sometimes there are leftovers). My electric pressure cookers make it easier.

I am working this evening for the first time in awhile. My boss texted me and asked me if I could pick up most weekend evening shifts when one of our nurses leaves and I said I would, so that's good. Of course Bruce is still waiting on a paycheck and who knows when that will be. I don't think it could be too much longer but crazy things happen in this country.

Sounds like the pup knocked something over so better scram...


January 11, 2019 - Msg 111449: Good morning all.

Boo, I have been wondering about Cinthia as well. I do hope she is at least somewhat comfortable. So very sad. My Daughter tried the Walmart curbside thing a while back, and it wasn't the joy you experienced lol. I can't remember what happened, but she called them a name, and it wasn't sport! lol (That's my quote question for y'all. What episode?)
I am sorry that you guys are caught in the middle with this political stuff going on. Hopefully it will be resolved soon so things can return to normal for you.

MDC, What do they have you doing in your cardio rehab sessions? Things to get your heart rate up I am guessing? (Maybe they have you watch the hot weather girl doing the forecast) lol Glad your flower bed project has gone so smooth. Have you ever thought about trying to grow some of your own herbs? I remember Hazel did that up in Boise. Maybe you could grow your own oregano. :)

Romeena, as MDC said, I also keep you in my prayers dear. I hope all is well with you.

GF, Is Floyd returning to Monday nights on his podcast next week do you know? I miss chatting with those folks, or at least reading their banter. Pretty entertaining.

A quick food safety question. How important is the sell by date on eggs? I always keep mine in the fridge, but I have a dozen that are about a month past the stamped date. You think they are still ok to cook, or should I just throw them at my neighbors..... Uhh… I mean throw them out?


January 11, 2019 - Msg 111450: Asa, wish your daughter had the kind of experience I had with the Walmart curbside because it really is a helpful thing. I have used it twice and great experience both times. Maybe if there is another Walmart in her area she might try that.

Yes, I hope the political stuff ends soon but I wonder.


January 11, 2019 - Msg 111451: Yes Asa, as far as I know Floyd is going to be back to his regular schedule. Much to the relief of Sarah our “Miss Mayberry”. She has been quite discombobulated with the changes and disruptions... It was nice of Maude to pop in for a visit though...

As far as your egg question, I have used older eggs for hard boiling and have lived to tell about it...lol

Question for Maude tho...When did you make reservations at the Motor Inn? They told me they weren’t taking any until they flipped the calendar at the New Year. I’m hearing otherwise. Just curious.....


January 11, 2019 - Msg 111452: Good afternoon, porch. Just checking in. You are all so sweet to be concerned for me, but truly, I'm okay. Just kinda layin' low and taking it easy for a while. No problems, I think it's just my annual post-Christmas letdown. The amaryllis bulbs I planted in pots in my sunroom at Christmas have sprouted foliage, and big fat bloom stalks are rising, should have some spectacular flowers on them in a couple of weeks. The usual plan with amaryllis is to plant them in time for them to bloom at Christmas, but I like to wait and time them to bloom when all the Christmas decorations and color are put away, and February comes dripping in, leaving mud everywhere. After they finish, in late spring or very early summer (kinda the same thing in Texas) I'll take them out of their pots and plant them in the flowerbeds outside my window. They won't bloom again until next spring, and I may lose one or two if we have an especially hard winter, but most of them make it, and are just gorgeous for years to come. Then I'll buy a few new bulbs and start the whole process over again next winter. Those bulbs pay big dividends!

Asa, those eggs are probably still just fine, but just to be sure, don't crack one directly into something else, like a skillet of butter, or a batter or something. Crack each one individually into a small dish or a cup, and if it looks okay and smells okay, then put into whatever you're making. I've used eggs that were at least two months past their expiry date.

I appreciate your prayers, folks. I have my little moments, but no major meltdowns. Oh, and I have discovered some "hearing" in my deaf ear. It's not usable hearing, being very faint, tinny and distorted, but at least I'm hearing something. I have continued to wear my hearing aids, and you probably know that aids make a little chime noise when the battery is going down in one of them. Yesterday, I actually heard that little chime! It was quite clearly in that ear. Very high, shrill and tinny, and very distant, but I heard it. I have an appointment with the doc on Tuesday, so will have another audiology test done, and I think the tracing is going to look a little different this time. We shall see. Keep praying!!

Boo, I'm so glad you're enjoying the puppy so much. Puppies are just the best! So sweet, loving, optimistic, enthusiastic - just the best. They can be a lot of work, but they're worth it. I'll be happy when things settle down for both you and Bruce at work. It's rough when your work place stresses you. Hang in there, you're in my prayers.

Well, guess I'll go get in my wheelerette, get Toye Starr in my lap and snuggle under a certain very soft blanket, and watch a little TV. Don't have to worry about dinner. David was coming through Irving around noon, and took me to lunch. I couldn't eat even half of it, so brought the rest home. It will warm up nicely, and all it will require of me is a dish and the pushing of a button. Pretty nice. Blessings, all. --Romeena

January 12, 2019 - Msg 111453: ROMEEna--glad to hear that you are doing pretty well. It has not really been said, but we know how much your son's passing has impacted you, and the whole porch really. All we can do is pray and ask Jesus to comfort and rea$sure you that all is OK.
ASA- to answer your question, my rehab is treadmill, then recombant bike, then some light weights, then treadmill again. It takes about an hour each MWF til end of January, 36 sessions total. And yes, we wear 3 lead monitors and they want to get my heart beats up to about 150 mid-workout, then 'cool down.'

The raised planters and pavers are done! They look great. We hope to have a small section of edibles, but such items can be hard to raise here. They got the sprinkler issue fixed also!

BOO--my prayers continue for you and yours. Heard on Glen Beck tonight that the US gives away 50 billion in foreign aid each year, and 10 billion, yes 10 billion a year is used to bring internet to rural areas. There are also many billions spent
on 'pet projects' each year. Pelosi says the wall is 'immoral' yet she is just fine
with abortion. OOps, I got way too carried away! Sorry. Box back under the porch.

Asa- as far as that ep...I think it was Opies medal. barn had gone to a Chinese restaurant and didnt leave a tip. :)


January 12, 2019 - Msg 111454: Thank you for your prayers, friends. When I got home from work I had a text from Cinthia's son and she passed away this afternoon at around 4. It means so much that you would pray for someone I loved so much. You are dear friends. I am ok because I had time to process everything and say my "I love you's"...I am relieved that she isn't suffering. I do feel very sorry for her family, though.

I received a text from a coworker who sent me something someone shared on facebook about shoreline closing it's doors soon. I am pretty sure it is a reliable source but we will see. I have been looking for another job.

Had a busy night at work and am ready to turn in.


January 12, 2019 - Msg 111455: Boo...Sorry to hear about your friends passing... But as you said she isn’t in pain or suffering any more..
Today she walks with Jesus and is embraced in his love, Maybe REV will sing a song and TOM will read a poem to celebrate her homecoming.....


January 12, 2019 - Msg 111456: Good morning all.

Boo, So very sorry about Cinthia. But as expressed by others, she no longer suffers and is in a much better place. I am so glad that you were able to be there and bless her in her final days. When I was 19 years old, my best and closest friend since 1st grade took his own life. I won't go into details, but I was shocked and saddened that he had done this. Completely unexpected by any who knew him. I asked myself a thousand times, why did he not come to me? Why did he not confide with me? Had he done so, and did I not recognize it? His death left a void in my life that to this day still exists. So I am so very happy that you were there for her Boo. But I know it still hurts. Prayers dear.

Romeena, we love you so much. Yes, we can tell you also are hurting. I know your Faith is strong and you know where he is because of that Faith, but it still hurts. We just want to be here for you in any way we can. I have started to call you a half dozen times, but didn't want to be a bother. But please feel free to call me anytime you may desire. You and your family are always in our prayers.

Thanks for the eggsperet old egg advice. I am like Andy I reckon in that I think it's a sin to waste food.

MDC, I wondered if that hot climate of yours might prevent growing things well. We have a very short growing window where I live. There are the hearty things like peas, radishes, onions and lettuce we can plant early in the spring. But the tender things like tomatoes and cucumbers and melons and stuff like that we have to wait until mid May or later. Unless you are really dedicated and cover things up at night and uncover in the morning. (I am not that dedicated lol)
I was listening to Rush the other day and he was playing clips from everyone of these "leaders" opposing the wall today, just a few years ago speaking about how important it was that our boarders be protected. It amazes me how someone can talk out of both sides of their mouth like that and have any credibility. (ok I'm done)

As for my quote, I should have researched it more. I don't remember myself now. HA! I just remember someone had called Barney a name in a foreign language and he was pretty sure it wasn't "Sport". I think you may have it correct though.

How about this one. "This is a trouble check"!


January 12, 2019 - Msg 111457: Good afternoon, folks. This porch never ceases to amaze me. The love and concern for each other that exists here is a gift to us all. Thank you, Floyd, for keeping this place going for us. We may be relatively few in number, but a lot of good things happen here.

It's true, my son's passing was a bitter blow, but I keep reminding myself that I didn't lose him, he's just stepped through the door into the next room, and I'll see him again. Also, because of the distance, his illness, and my health challenges, it had been at least two years since I had seen him. It's not like he was involved in my daily life. We spoke on the phone about once a week, he always called me around ten at night, and we would talk until somebody's phone battery would give out, sometimes as long as two hours. I do miss those calls! However, because I saw him so infrequently, it's easy for me to just imagine him in his place, riding a Seadoo on the lake, grilling something for dinner, playing with his beloved dog, doing all the things he enjoyed around their home. It's possible that the reality hasn't really hit me yet. If so, I hope it never does. I'm in brief, infrequent touch with his precious wife, and she is doing well, I think. She's a very private person, and I'm respecting that. We exchange very brief texts, sometimes just a little string of hearts or some such, and she sent me a picture, all nicely framed, of myself surrounded by all four of my children. She'll call me when she's ready to talk, and we'll wear those batteries out again. I love that girl.

Asa, there's no way on God's green earth you could ever be a bother. Feel free to call me at any time. I know what you mean, though. I hesitate to call you, fearing I might catch you at an inconvenient time. I know how that can be, when you have the responsibility of caring for someone else. You never complain, and offer very little information (we understand) but I know what it's like when the person needing the care is at the "palliative" stage. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this, but am so happy that you finally retired and can devote your time to her now. I'll bet she's pretty glad, too!

Boo, you have my sympathy and my prayers, with the loss of your friend. I'm sure you feel much as I do about my son - she was sick and miserable, and you wouldn't wish her back in that condition even if you could, but you miss her. I do understand that feeling. Give it to God, He'll carry it for you. About your job - I know you did Home Health in the past. Have you considered going back to that? It pays well, and if you get with the right agency, you can work it out for your hours to be very flexible. Also, a "sick call" doesn't produce the panic and earthquakes with the office that it does when your call-in leaves a slot of patients to be covered for 8 or 12 hours. They can always find a couple of nurses to squeeze in your calls with their own schedule.

OK, I can't ignore this. Pelosi? The woman is absolutely bat-crazy. Look at her eyes, she looks like a spooked horse. It would take a team of psychiatrists at least a year to unravel all the tangles in her brain. I'll bet there are spiders in her hair. Has it occurred to everyone else that if something should happen to both Trump and Pence, she would be President? God help us all!!

Well, on that note, I think I'll go find some lunch. Blessings, everyone! Try to forget about that last paragraph before you go to bed tonight. Just try! --Romeena

January 12, 2019 - Msg 111458: On a 'lighter' note if I may...ASA, I was reading in my AAA magazine that SLC has "Ice Castles" each winter.
Just curiuos if you have ever seen them, and if is is 'worth' a look-see?
Prayers continue for all, have a good Saturday.
John MASTERS, PH, Maude, Frankie,NN, BIlly Ray, MBM, and others please check in. This is a trouble check.
(or is it just a call to juanita at the diner?) :)

January 12, 2019 - Msg 111459: Thank you, friends, for your kind words and wonderful advice. Asa, you have a gift for expressing love through words. I so wish we could all sit on an actual porch some evening and talk face to face.

Romeena, it is hard to express how my heart feels when I come here and see that you have been here on the porch. Your words just feel like comfort to me, no matter what you are talking about. I understand how your son could wear out a battery talking to you. Please know that you can call me at any time day or night, if you need to. What you said about the porch is so true and I hope Floyd knows how much it means to us and how much we appreciate him. I actually think of him often and am thankful that he has given us this gift. God bless him for it.

Yes, Ro, I am going to apply for a home health job this week. One of the nurses I work with now has worked for several home health agencies in my area and can tell me which ones are a good choice. I would like to try doing some hospice work, if possible. We shall see.

I was taking a break from the chores but time to get up and continue. Love to you all.


January 13, 2019 - Msg 111460: Good Sabbath all.
My computer bit the dust yesterday so I am using a backup until I can get a new unit. Hopefully this will post.


January 13, 2019 - Msg 111461: Whoo hoo, it worked.
Glad for me, sad for you. lol


January 13, 2019 - Msg 111462: Asa...Want to go for a drive?..https://youtu.be/5FVdUqCxK8I

January 13, 2019 - Msg 111463: Just saw on FB where Boo posted that her friend has passed away and wanted to come "home" to the Porch and express my condolences. So sorry for your loss, Boo and I'm sending lots of love to you . RIP Cinthia.

possum u.a.r.

P.S. Will come back soon and get caught up on archives- "Hey" to all!

January 13, 2019 - Msg 111464: Ended up with 10 inches of snow in these parts, so we cancelled preaching. I called up one of my friends who is a supervisor at the local Post Office and she told me they were still doing Amazon delivery. I do declare. Glad I left that side of things behind me.

Asa, I'd recommend you find a good computer fixer and call the man.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 13, 2019 - Msg 111465: BOO and RO--Prayed for you both and your families today. Hope you know that we all are doing so.
Possum, thanks for stopping by. I forgot to mention you and
Spot in my recent apb.
Hope you all had a good Sabbath.
No snow here BR, but we did have some rain this morning.
The Peace of Jesus to all,

January 13, 2019 - Msg 111466: MDC-This is a check in.
Just been so busy with everything lately that I have not had much time on my hands. Thanks for thinking of us all.

January 14, 2019 - Msg 111467: Asa, I think the podcast is back to the “Same Bat 🦇 Time” ...“Same Bat 🦇 Station”...Tonight...G-F

January 14, 2019 - Msg 111468: ASA--I received the postage check and your nice note today. Thanks. Pretty amazing that we will probably never meet until we sit on the great porch in the sky, but i feel like all of you here are no longer 'strangers' to me, but rather goof FRIENDS! :) I sure hope the sleeves help Debbi.

We are enjoying the new raised planters in the back yard. So far all is good. There have been no hitches in the get-a-longs. Sprinklers are working good. Now we just need to PLANT something! ha

I hope everyone else is doing OK.
I have been praying that someone will 'blink' soon, and people can get paid, and work will
Prayers for all,
"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor!"

January 14, 2019 - Msg 111469: OH MY...gooD, not gooF !!

January 15, 2019 - Msg 111470: Hello Porch! Happy Tuesday.
Hope all is well.
I will check in later.

January 15, 2019 - Msg 111471: Thank you Possum. I am doing ok, just seems like I have been busy with a lot since the holidays. Cinthia's service will be on Saturday and I think that may be kind of hard for me but once it is over I think I will be ok.

Seems like the kids are having a rough week. One of Erin's best friends treated her very badly this week and Erin has finals (she is having a bad time with physics) so the drama and stress levels are up. lol Please say a prayer for Sean. He parked one of the cars in what he didn't realize was a fire lane over the weekend and some kid was texting and ran into the back of it. The company he works for will have to have the care repaired and has to pay a fine because of the car being parked in a fire lane. I have a good idea the company will let Sean go over it and he is pretty upset. It comes at a bad time with Bruce not getting a paycheck STILL and my place of employment not doing well. I applied for a couple of jobs today so will see if that does anything.

Hope you all are having a good week,

January 16, 2019 - Msg 111472: You bet BOO, you and yours are in my daily morning prayers! :)

January 16, 2019 - Msg 111473: Just a note to say hello to the Porch.

Hope everything works out ok for your family Boo. Sorry to hear about your friend Cinthia.

Can hear the gusty winds blowing outside this evening. We have some big storms on the way. Been very wet the last few days.

January 16, 2019 - Msg 111474: Hey Folks,

You are invited to visit Mt. Airy, NC the weekend of 19-21  (Friday-Sunday) July 2019.

REGISTRATION FORM for the Mayberry Meetup 2019

January 16, 2019 - Msg 111475: This is the OFFICIAL VERIFICATION on the Meet-Up for July in Mt. Airy if you are planning to come. Floyd has posted a registration form so he has I idea on how many are coming...


January 16, 2019 - Msg 111476: Good afternoon all.
Do I sound or look any different? I am posting on my brand new computer. My old one crashed and I was trying to use an older stand by one, but it was about as useful as a stand by cymbalist. So I have been out of touch for a few days. Sure hope all is well with everyone.

Glad you got my note MDC. Thanks again for your kindness.

GF, I missed the podcast Monday because of reasons already mentioned. Thanks for posting the updates though. I sure wish I could make the meet up, but not this year. One of these years I'll do it.

Boo, prayers for you for Saturday for sure. Those can be a challenge to go to sometimes.

Prayers continue for Romeena. I hope that some hearing returning is a good sign for you.

Franke, we have been wet here also. Got a good 4 inches of wet snow this morning. They are calling for rain tomorrow (unusual for here in January) then turning to snow on Friday. But I got the snow blower working so hopefully I'll be ready this time.

Good to see you Possum. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Oh, and Boo, prayers for Sean that he doesn't lose his job. Sounds like a simple honest mistake. Lord knows I have made plenty of them over the years.

Prayers for all.


January 16, 2019 - Msg 111477: Asa...Is that new unit Turbocharged?...Lol...

A LOT of snow ❄️ coming my way Saturday... “Joe” and I are Ready!....👍....G-F

January 16, 2019 - Msg 111478: As much as it cost GF, I figured it might be gold plated at least.


January 16, 2019 - Msg 111479: Hello folks. Since I have been missing for a few months, I decided to read some of the archives.

Romeena, I was shocked to learn of the passing of your son. Whenever you bragged about how considerate he was to you and about all of his accomplishments, that would make me jealous of him. Then after his passing, you mentioned that he had been ill for over a year. I don't ever remember you mentioning that before. Then to learn about his passing, that was a shocker just like when our Rev and Tom and Millie all passed away. My sincerest condolences.

Boo, so sorry to learn about Sean's personal lifestyle difficulties and the possibility that he may lose his job over an unintentional mistake. And to make matters worse, your husband is working without a paycheck, your job is in limbo, and your good friend has passed away. I wish I could offer you something more positive. If I think of anything, I will be sure to post it.

G-F, my appearance at the most recent Floyd Podcast reminded me of why I have stayed away. I have trouble trying to keep pace with all the chatting going on while listening to Floyd. And to make matters worse, the text jumps up, then down every time someone posts. How do you do it?

I still have more archives to catch up on.

from Poor Horatio

January 16, 2019 - Msg 111480: Poor Horatio...I know what you mean, sometimes it IS hard to keep up, but it’s fun most of the time. Other times the topics are very interesting so I just listen...BTW I never got an answer on those songs you were asking about either....


January 17, 2019 - Msg 111481: ASA--I thought I noticed that you now have 'bigger wires!' ha May I ask if you got a PC or laptop? and brand?
My Dell laptop is from 2009 and i have been looking.
ALso, regarding snow and your retirement... at least you no long HAVE to be "out there in it!" ha
GF--Isnt there a Mayberry meet up closer than Mt. Airy sometime during the year?
PH--so glad you are back in your rocker. We missed you. Hope you are doing better these days.
And I agree with you, wish I had something more that I could offer BOO with her whole situation, but all i have is a kind word and prayer.
BOO, we are all here for you and "all ears" any time, as Andy would say.

All--did i mention that februay is going to be adios varicose veins month for me?
For several years i have needed to get them worked on, as they can get very painful.
But I had to do the hip and the heart first, so now i can finally do it, and scheduled the outpatient procedures for Feb.

God's great blessings upon all,
MDC :)

January 17, 2019 - Msg 111482: Asa, We have had very hard winds and rain tonight. Some of the roads out of town are flooded over. I can hear the wind blowing and gusting so hard.
Hope you enjoy your new computer.

The Mayberry Meetup sounds so fun. Wish I could attend.

January 17, 2019 - Msg 111483: MDC, first your hip, then your heart, and next your varicose veins. You sure are a wreck ;-). And some people refer to our old age as the golden years. And thanks for those kind words in Msg 111481.

With some folks mentioning they had snow, here near Toronto in Canada, we have no snow. In fact, we have had only a few dustings that did not require any shovelling so far.

from Poor Horatio

January 17, 2019 - Msg 111484: MDC...Floyd had a Meet-Up at their home in Huntsville Alabama last year. They are having another one in a few weeks...February 15-16 2019 Here’s the link to it https://m.facebook.com/TwoChairs/

Asa...Now that you have a New “Electronal Device” maybe you can keep up better on the podcast...As PH stated it is getting harder to do that and I agree with him...Maybe we just need faster fingers?
Allan’s shows are good, he puts ALOT of time and effort into it for us..

I better go and check on my Snow Joe and make sure he’s ready for the first BIG snow ❄️ of the season...


January 17, 2019 - Msg 111485: Thank you folks for the very kind words and prayers. I really am ok, and I know things will work out. It seems that the things that cause me the most anxiety are the things that concern my children (as is the case with most people, I am sure). I have learned over the years to relax and let things work themselves out but it is hard to see your children hurting. I have some good news, though..Sean is not going to lose his job. Whew! The boss told him this week that they were keeping him but to please be more careful. lol I think he learned a lesson about as#uming. I told him that in my first job I was partly responsible for a young woman losing her life and it was awful but I learned from it and I became a better nurse and a much better patient advocate because of it. I was only 21 and thrown into a position I was not ready for and I did what I was told by the doctor, but I questioned it and knew in my gut that I wasn't comfortable with moving the girl to the xray department. She was too unstable but at my age and with my experience, I thought the doctor knew better than I did. Turned out he didn't and it really taught me something about trusting my instincts and standing in the gap for the patient. The girl was going to die, no matter what, but she didn't have to die that day and with her family in the hallway when it happened. What a nightmare.

Didn't really mean to go down that trail but you folks know more about me than just about anyone. We all have regrets but we can turn those regrets into something positive.

Today has been a busy day and it is 7:30 and I am still doing laundry. It never ends. lol

See you all later,

January 18, 2019 - Msg 111486: BOO--thanks for sharing. Wow, what a situation to be in! I am sure that Sean will learn from his situation as well.
BOO-also, ever thought about throwing all the laundry into a 10-load washer at a laundromat? haha

PH-all that (what you said), and now today, boy did i have the misery in my back!
ASA knows the feeling I'm sure. The trigger point below my shoulder
blade was triggered by some move i made, and it has been sore all day. Any and all prayers would be most appreciated. I also ordered a theracane from amazon!

My wife was planting flowers today, and so far so good!
SPOT--any ideas for a vegetable?

GF--'Bama is still too far for me! Maybe I'll shoot for Mt. Airy if I ever make it.


January 18, 2019 - Msg 111487: Good evening, porch. Sorry for these absences, but there's just a lot going on. I've seen two doctors this week, will have a CT scan and carotid doppler study tomorrow, see two more doctors next week, and most likely will be getting one of the carry-around O2 concentrators. In the past three weeks or so, I've been fighting shortness of breath, and really just can't function more than five or ten minutes off the O's. My O2 saturation will drop into the upper 70's or low 80's, and that just won't cut it. I'm fine at home, because I have a big concentrator here, and lines that reach my bedroom and my chair, and I've spent most of my time in one or the other. Now and then, though, I have to eat, feed Toye Starr, take out the trash, bring in the paper, whatever. I get very short of breath very quickly and make a little beeline back to my O2. I've lost 18 lbs and thought that might help, but it hasn't so far. I need to lose more, and will, but I don't think that's the answer. So, I'll just get that little 2.8 lb personal unit, hang it on my shoulder, and go about my business. I'm not giving up yet.

Boo, I'm so glad Sean is not losing his job. That would have been a big blow to him, one he doesn't deserve. Smart manager, to keep him on. He'll try even harder now.

PH, it's good to see you. Thank you for the kind words regarding my son. You do realize that I have two sons. It was Dale, Jr., the older one who lived in Florida, the home builder, who passed away. My David, the younger son, lives just about 25 minutes from me, and he's fit as a fiddle. I miss Dale, always will, but I know where he is, and I'll see him again.

Well, I just added an extension line to one of my O2 lines, so I can get into the kitchen for a while. I've been letting things stack up in there, and that has to stop. I think having the O2 that will reach in there now will let me stay and get the place cleaned up. I can't stand for my kitchen to be dirty, and right now, it is! Nitey-nite, friends. --Romeena

January 18, 2019 - Msg 111488: MDC..As far as your garden Opie suggests...”Spinish” as he called it! I think it was the episode where he got banned from coming down to the courthouse to hang out....

Must be nice to think about gardens...Tomorrow I think about the 13” of snow we are supposed to get!...Only one word for it.....SHAZZAM!...

Romeena...I hope your O2 hose reaches to your picture window, you sure wouldn’t want to miss the activity going on in your back yard. Your furry and feathered clowns would miss seeing you!...