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  • so_P_bubble: why doesit always happen on a holiday lol
    November 03, 2019, 03:07:09 am
  • so_P_bubble: Thanks Oldie for being our saving line.  Why dies it always happen on a holiday?...
    November 03, 2019, 02:51:40 am
  • Oldiesmann: Going pretty good. Still looking at some options but I've found a few that I'm interested in
    November 02, 2019, 05:06:12 pm
  • Amy: Oldiesman Thank you so much for getting us up and running. How is the car hunting going?
    November 02, 2019, 12:20:00 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Everything should be working now. Apologies for the extended downtime
    November 01, 2019, 03:31:04 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Good luck in your search, maybe you will be lucky and even get a better bargain than last!
    October 21, 2019, 04:12:06 am
  • Amy: Oldiesman Hope you found a car today..
    October 19, 2019, 03:22:27 pm
  • Oldiesmann: I guess on Saturday I'll go out and get my stuff out of the car, but I'm now back to searching for a car
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:54 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Heard from them this afternoon. The cost of repairs ended up being far more than they originally estimated and about $1200 more than what they say the car is worth (which is a little more than what I paid for it), so they're going to total it.
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:30 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Fingers crossed! I hope the final cost for repair will be lower than previously estimated!
    October 16, 2019, 01:17:17 pm
  • Oldiesmann: It was towed to the local body shop on Friday so I should know more this week about whether they want to repair it
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:22 am
  • Oldiesmann: I believe he meant "borderline" in terms of cost of repairs vs how much they think the car is actually worth
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:00 am
  • so_P_bubble: the yearly licence. Big loss. and I cannot do without a car.
    October 12, 2019, 04:59:02 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, that does not sound good, especially for your own security. Maybe you could sell as spare parts and find another bargain? A few months ago mine was stolen during the night and the security cams showed it fleeing toward the Palestinian territories - gone forever. I had just paid the yearly l
    October 12, 2019, 04:57:34 am
  • Oldiesmann: Bubble, the insurance company is having it taken to a local body shop to further inspect it. The appraiser did say it was "borderline" repairable though, despite otherwise being in good condition and having low miles (less than 76,000)
    October 07, 2019, 09:28:19 pm
  • brian: when  I   klik   FORUM  I just  get   soapbox
    October 07, 2019, 02:36:34 pm
  • brian: nobody   said    a  long   while--------------    never   answered  my  question
    October 07, 2019, 02:35:14 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, so sorry about your accident. That was really bad luck but we are all glad that you didn't suffer any personal injury.  I hope you found a good repairman/garage to make it safe for driving again.
    October 07, 2019, 12:18:46 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Brian, what is your problem with how long it has been? There won't be a chat here for a very long while.  If you want to chat, please find some other place more compatible to your needs.  Most of our members much prefer the forum discussions which are perfect for our different time zones.
    October 07, 2019, 12:14:43 pm
  • brian: pooch    mind  yer own  business 
    October 07, 2019, 11:06:57 am

Soda Shoppe for October 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, October 15, 2019, 01:28:38 am

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JaneS

Just checking in and then out for the niht!

BUBBLE, I remember being told whn I was little (5 or 6 at the most) that if there's a storm at our swimming hole, I should go inside the building immediately!  There was sand all around the water but the building was wood and there were people in there who know what to do!  My heart goes out to those people who were caught in the storm!

SHIRLEY, I didn't find the pumpkins yet but I didn't really look for them this afternoon.  I came home from work tired in body and upset in mind.  I think WM makes some kind of new change on my day off every time I'm not there just to upset me.  And management doesn't seem to think it's necessary to give out any information until you get n  bind!

Tomorrow I'm going to mount a giant search and keep going until I find them.  They HAVE to be here!

And now, I wish you all a peaceful and SLEEPY night!

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Lloyd Hammond

well It is time to bid you all sweet dreams and good night. Hope to see you all tomorrow. It will be good to sleep in my own bed. Night night,

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning everyone.
Raining out, I bet the ground is giving up a sigh of relief to have this moisture back.
I am off to the dentist this morning, then we will head on into the city for a few things. Kyle wants to pick up a looking swivel wheel for one of his benches.

Lloyd, I hope you had a good nights sleep in your own bed last night . Please take it easy today.

Better get a move on here..

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Amy

Another cutie for you..You cannot see attachments on this board.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. Amy Thanks and I did some better. the hardest Part so far today was getting the Bandage Off of my groin where they did the Catherine. Lot of alcohol on cotton did the trick. Have a great day. the stents they put in the artery's a few years ago have clogged completely shut. the ones where they did the procedure are just partly clogged. they think the can take care of that with med's. see you all later

Lloyd

Lloyd

Gloria

Good morning everyone, could not get in earlier, no internet. This nor'easter is doing more damage than the one last week. Had power  flick on and off last night but other places along the coast are without power. Some places had wind gusts up to hurricane strength. On local news they just showed the ocean and high waves are ro‌lling in one after the other. 2 dumb guys out there on surf boards. Everyone has been warned to stay out of the water but always some thrill seekers think it does not apply to them.

JOY  I cannot stand to cook but as long as I have my rollator I can walk.

CALLIE  there was a time I used to park far from the stores to get some walking in but those days are gone.

BUBBLE  I do know that lightening can strike the ground and travel quite a distance and strike people more than miles away. It happened in this town a few years ago.

LLOYD  you are always missed when you don't post. Glad you survived another heat attack. We want you with us for many years yet.

SHIRLEY  time to get that knee checked out. Not doing that and walking so much could make it worse.

JANE  could those pumpkins have been left in your car?

AMY  when I pulled the shades up this morning I could not see out, The screens were all wet from the rain and wind. Still raining and windy.

Thing I will go back to bed for a nap.
Have a good day.

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JaneS

Well, the fur girls decided to get up early this morning and I couldn't go back to sleep after their pills.  So I did my crossword puzzle and my other word puzzle and now, here I am.

LLOYD, we did all miss you and we're glad to have you back.  I hope all goes well for the rest of your recovery.  It's always good to be back in one's own bed.

I FOUND THE PUMPKINS!  They've been sitting right behind me the whole time not saying a word!  I remember why I have them in my office.  I got them out of the way of the sweeper when my cleaning lady was coming.  Today, I'll get them packed and off to the proper places so they can get them cooked and ready for pumpkin pies for the holidays. 

I hope you all have a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

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Shirley

:angel4:  :nanadance:  :bunny:  :cheer:  :excited:  :jump:  :happydance:  :pineapple:  :tup:  :clap:  :boots:  :dancingdog:  :dog4:  :dog:  :heli:   What was lost is found!!! A good start for this day, Janie!

Lloyd, they put a new kind of "plug" in my artery or vein the last time.... took weeks to dissolve but eventually did. My doctor reported the by-passes put in 6 years ago were still clean... good for me! Take care.

Isn't that a darling kitty?  Amy, my daughter sent Tom & Tiger Halloween toys yesterday... I'll get a photo to show you, don't think I will let them play with, too cute.  She said in the card that I could eat the candy.  ;)

Gloria, before I go to the Dr with my gimpy leg, I will soak & see if it's necessary. He usually asks what I want to do about one of my "issues" since I don't go for pain pills. He suggests what others do & lets me think about it. I was trying to remember what the name of was that stuff you bought, even heard the commercial again this morning & didn't write it down & already can't remember. I think it might be something really good to keep around, to relax muscles that I can reach & maybe get the kinks out without all the mess of soaking. NOW I remember!  Hempvana, right? Hope you don't have worse weather than it is already. Soon be time for freezing rain & roads.

Got lots of laundry to do & it's warmer today but sure is windy.  Going to get busy!

CallieOK

Good Morning,

I've been "sitting on" this news for almost 6 weeks but couldn't say anything until it was official.    Since she has posted it on her Facebook page, I can now announce that...

Miss Ellen has signed a contract to dance and sing in the Christmas show at The Palace Theater in The Dells, Wisconsin.
They had auditions in New York and she was offered the job from her audition there.  She will fly to Wisconsin next week to begin rehearsals. 
There will be 31 performances beginning November 8 and ending on December 29.  There are no performances on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and so, since she won't have time to come home for Christmas ......we're all going to Wisconsin!

Not sure it's the smartest thing for me to do but son says I am going if he/grandson have to carry me!  Looks as if there's plenty to do in The Dells resort area during the winter so family can do their own thing and, other than going to the show, I'll just sit by the fireside and read.

Lloyd,  somehow, I missed seeing about your house issues and your health.  Surely do hope both are getting resolved and you can begin to go Onward and Upward.

Shirley, the muscle from my left hip to and down my left leg is almost constantly uncomfortable and sometimes feels as if it will give way.  I use Blue Emu cream twice a day - no odor and works well.

Jane, sounds as if you "hide" things in your office like I do.  Was looking for the big trash bag holder when I was cleaning out flower beds and couldn't find it anywhere I thought it "should" be.  Went ahead and got stuff bagged without it - then walked into the office and saw it "prominently" setting next to the shredder - where I had used it earlier in the week. 
Can we say "if it had been a snake, it would have bitten you" ??  ::)

I've set things out on the kitchen counter to "take care of" today.  Guess I'd better do so - or I won't have any place to fix my lunch.

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend.


JaneS

CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS ELLEN! I'm sure your whole family is proud of her and I bet you can see the glow from her all the way down in OK.  I wondered what the was in the sky passing over my house!

And, yes, I do HIDE stuff in my office and I often forget that's where it is.  They are now in the local post office and will be leaving there sometime tonight for a very fast flight to Texas.  They are supposed to arrive on Saturday.  That's good because they are usually home on Saturday!

Now I have to feed myself some lunch, give the "girls" a snack and then get ready to keep a dr. appt. in a town about a 20 minute drive away.  It's a really windy day but it's not raining and the sun isn't glaring down in one's eyes so it should be an OK drive.

Keep doing what you're doing!

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Amy

Callie, you must be so proud of Miss Ellen and her achievements!! All her hard work has paid off!!

The day has been a wet windy one and I am glad to be home by the fire. My poor boy (dog) next door has a sore hind leg and is now on meds to help it. We will be looking after him and the cat until Mon, no running, no going up stairs or no going out in the back yard without a leash on :(  We call him our dog but they look after him :) He is such a sweetheart and I wish/hope his leg heals quickly. If not I am not sure what is going to happen, he is 11 but doesn't show it.

Jane, happy to read you found your pumpkins. I am going to start my seeds early next year but I thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow this year.

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Shirley

What a thrill for the whole family (including US), Callie... your grands are each realizing their own dreams. So young to be finding their way and such great parents to help each be their own person! Congratulations & that trip sounds like a winner to me. Like you, I don't need to be in the thick of it to enjoy. Thanks for the tip about Blue Emu. I promise myself I will take time out to soak me but find excuses not to do it. The muscles a hand length above & below the knee hurt now so just lazy not doing it.

Aw, Amy you are the best neighbor possible to take care of pets. That is the best favor anyone can do, I think, because we hate to trust our babies to someone that really doesn't want to do it. In MY world we will get to see all these fur & feathered critters we've loved and cared for when we reach our Heaven. It wouldn't be Heaven without them, right?

Gloria, was wondering if Regina still finds time to paint.... Tell her the "in thing" around here right now is doing a group of different sizes to cluster together on a wall. She needs to think of sending you some smaller ones.... shipping the canvas BOARD ones is not nearly as much trouble as stretched canvas. Do you have Hobby Lobby near?  Maybe your son or one of the family could take you to shop for frames if you happen to get something like that for Christmas. I hoped to do some for my kids but hauled all the canvases down to the basement yesterday, to clean up this family room. I can't paint off in another room, want where I can see what is going on & can stretch the phone cord to the kitchen or family room table where I paint (25 ft.cord). I can't use both hands when on the portable or cell phones so still have my wall phone connected.

Whose turn is it to turn out the lights?  I'm done with the kitchen, fed cats & ready to climb into bed. Didn't do laundry today, still uneasy with the new washer. It senses the amount of clothes to know how much water, but still have to put the pods in to clean, smell good & soften... and I think it needs deeper water than it does! I'll get used to it... in a few years.  ::)   Sweet dreams and God Bless.... Love y'all.......Shirley



Lloyd Hammond

well It is time for me to bid you all goodnight and sweet dreams. the days are passing slow while I am on restricted duty. I still hope to see you all tomorrow.

Lloyd

JaneS

Well, I guess I can turn out the lights and just leave the night light in case Jenny decides to show up!  I'm off to Dreamland.  I wish you all a peaceful night.  God bless us, every one!

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Amy

Good morning everyone.

Too dark to see what the weather is like out there. Neighbour just phoned and said Rex is a little better so that is sounding good!!  They will soon be off to see her Mom.

I have an appointment to get a massage this morning, will see how that goes and I hope it works!

Jane, good morning, hope you have an easy day today.

Gloria, I think I am going to make a bit f apple sauce this morning. Just have Cortlands to use but should turn out all right.

Lloyd, hope you had a good nights sleep and please take it easy today. You have earned easy days.

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

I'm up and I've been out with the doggie and we're waiting for the boinger but I'm afraid this will be the easiest part of my day.  I'll be behind my counter at WM from 9-1 and then hurry home to see to the doggies and get myself ready for a drs. appt. at 3:00 but the good part is, this only a regular check up and unless she finds something wrong, it won't take long.

There goes the boinger.  I'm off to do breakfast and then get myself ready for work

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every wy!

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Gloria

Good morning everyone, Slept later this morning just because I wanted to get up early. My #1 son called me yesterday and asked me if I would like to go shopping today, YES! I wi‌g into the market, must be almost a year since the last time he took me to the market, spent over $200. that time and most likely will stock up again today.

JANE  glad you found the pumpkins. Odd how things can be in plain sight and you cannot find them.

SHIRLEY  you got the name right  I got it from a the add on TV. It has helped more than all the other things I have bought, even horse liniment and only use a tiny bit of it and said it can be used up to 4  times a day. My back is feeling much better but the pain is still there on rainy days but not as sharp. Maybe look online for it?

CALLIE  good for Ellen. She is sticking to what she wants and keeps getting better. Enjoy the visit to the Dells and getting to see her perform. I tr ed the Blue Emu and it did nothing. The Hempvana has no odor either and is a soft cream that sinks in and feels good right away.

JANE  the rain here stopped early morning but the wind was strong all day, I could hear it whistling at this corner of the building and I dislike that sound. Finally dropped at sunset. Down to 42° now so just might put on my winter jacket when my son picks me up later.

AMY  the wind yesterday here was as bad as a hurricane, some places along the shore had gust up to 100 MPH. Not that bad here. Once again I am glad I do t live near the shore but as far inland in this state as can be.

SHIRLEY  my daughter has only done one painting since they moved. Right now she is busy making Christmas gifts. I know I always like something home made as a gift. She has loved crafts even before she started school.

LLOYD  hope you had a good sleep last night and woke refreshed this morning.

AMY  Cortlands are good for every thing. I still think a mix of varieties makes the best tasting applesauce and pies. After the Macs when first ripe and tart and juicy I like the Empires. They will keep a long time and do not get soft like the Macs do.

Have a good day.

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phyllis

The last couple of days haven't been that good but I'm still here and today seems to be a better one.  David and I went grocery shopping yesterday but it was hard.  Didn't feel too good and had a lot of "brain fog".  I probably didn't get everything we will need for the week but David says he can always go out and get whatever is necessary.  I had trouble with the card machine.  Couldn't make my debit card work even after trying several times.  Finally, David used his.  I realized later that I was using the wrong pin number.  As I said, it wasn't a good day.  :(

Lloyd, do what the doctors tell you to do.  And stressing out about your situation with your "friend" is not good for your heart.  Try to not worry....things will work out for you, I'm sure.

Callie, such good news for your granddaughter.  So happy for her and for all of your family.  I know the trip to Wisc. will be hard for you but your loving family will take care of you and it will be a wonderful memory for you to treasure.

Gloria, I don't like the wind either.  I hope there won't be too much this weekend.....for either you, up there, or me, down here.

It is chilly, but a beautiful Fall day here and I am enjoying it.  There is the "promise" of bad weather over the weekend so take extra care all of you in the path of it.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. thank you one and all. I did have a better night sleep than in a while. I have to call the heart people a little after eight and see how much longer before I can drive and pick up more than five pounds. it is 48º and clear here, that time of year. I feel pretty good this A M . see you all later. I guess I will go eat and then watch high way partole catch the crooks. Have a great day.

Llyd

Lloyd Hammond

wow this place is dead in the water today.No activity here since my last post at around 7:00 AM this morning. hope you all are alright.

Lloyd

Amy

Lloyd, I was told by the massage therapist to go home and do nothing so nothing I did!. I wasn't allowed to sew either and that didn't make me happy but another day I will.

Went and fed my charges, both these animals are so loving. Callie the cat has a purr that would melt your heart  and Rex well he is already in our hearts.

Phyliss  glad today is a better day for you. One really appreciates the good days and with luck forget about the bad ones.

Chilly to the point of putting the fire on for the evening.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Shirley

I'm ready for bed. Cats all fed & not sure where they want to spend the night. I got the Hempvana cream today... would you believe Walmart carries it??? It is in the aisle called: I've seen it on TV.... or something like that. Same price. I tried soaking my back in case it is what causing the knee to be so sore. Fell asleep & didn't stretch the back bones & twist to stretch all those bones apart to let the nerves get untangled, so didn't help. Put the cream on & that didn't help so will have to do better or visit the doctor. I've tried different shoes to see if that helped, boo hoo..... Can't believe another week end!!!

Wishing all a good night, sweet dreams & go get'em tomorrow!  Every person is not reporting in every day. Phyllis, thanks for showing up. Joy, ring the bell when you come in... Mary Ann is missing again. Lloyd is back.  Gloria, Jane & Amy are holding the fort.... Let's hang in to keep this place open!   

Mary Ann

Here I am, Shirley.  I made a discovery tonight that will interest Gloria.  Years ago we both talked about an "eppi" plant (there's more to the name, but I don't remember it - I only remember I called it an orchid cactus).  I had one plant that had 35 blossoms on it one year.  It got too large so I gave it away, but kept some shoots.  In the summer, I'd put it on my deck so it would get rain and sunshine.  The plant is now inside and while I was eating my supper and talking to the cat, I saw a little red mixed in with the green foliage.  I have one blossom on my plant!  October is not the usual month to see a blossom but I'll take it. 

I went to the dermatologist's office today to check on my skin cancer surgery and he said everything was fine; I should continue to put Vaseline and a bandaid on it for another 10 days and I don't have to go back until January.  I hope that's the end of my medical appointments for a while.

This year our church is celebrating our 150th anniversary and a committee is furnishing a meal after church Sunday for those who signed up for it.  Dot and I will go together.

If tomorrow is nice, Tom said he'd take me around our county to see if there is any color.  He was in upper lower Michigan a couple days ago and there was some color there, but also some brown leaves.  That area has more trees than we do in the lower part of the state, but we do get some pretty stands of reds and oranges.  When I was driving, I took myself on color tours.  Now, too old and no car!

Mary Ann

Gloria

Good morning everyone, well I did enjoy going to the market yesterday. You might have thought I was buying enough for a big family. I did stock up my freezer with thing I like and are easy to prepare. My son pushed the shopping cart and reached for what I wanted that I could not reach and my DIL too cart and got what they wanted. Good thing they too car instead of his small car. Between what we got you might have thought we were running a boarding house or something. He brought every thing I bought up here and then went home and unloaded their things and came back to help me put every thing away. I think I was ready for bed by 6 pm.

When I pulled up my shades this morning I saw the cars were white with frost, 35°. Will be too soon when we will be lucky to see 35 for a high. Oh well Mother Nature will do as she wants.

PHYLLIS  sons are wonderful especially when they help us when we really need it. I know if my daughter was here I would not have to worry about cooking. I have not heard any weather reports so have no idea what we are in for this week end.

LLOYD  glad you had a good night's sleep. That  is what  you need more of. Stop worrying so much. Every thing seems to work out the way it is supposed to. I do think you so called friend took advantage of your good heart.

AMY  when I woke this morning I turned up the heat in here and  now it is nice and warm  but not too warm.  I  don't need anyone to tell me to do nothing, these days it hard to do anything.

SHIRLEY  looks like you need to see your doctor about the knee. I know the Hempvana has helped my back a lot. You might have damaged something that needs a doctor to fix. Since I seldom get out to a store I don't know what Walmart now carry anymore. Glad I get online and get a few catalogs I like, get so‌ I just put in recycle.

MARY ANN  My daughter had  several Eppies  hanging in her yard in San Diego and she gave them all away before they moved. I remember you talking about all the flowers you had on yours and the one you sent me. It died when I moved here. After the rain and wind we had a lot of the trees that were showing color are bare.

JANE  looks like I got here before you today.

Have a good day.

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Amy

Good morning everyone.

All dogs and cat have been fed.  Just need to go over in a bit and open the curtains and turn the tv off. I hope people think someone is home over there.

Today is laundry day and take garbage away to the dump. Judging by the way I feel that will be enough.

Gloria, sounds like you had a fun day out, plus you have your pantry/freezer well stocked. We also had a heavy frost this morning but what a lovely star studded sky it was earlier.

Shirley, another cream is Voltarin but all in all your Dr may have a better solution for you.

Mary Ann, great review from your dermatologist. How long has it been since surgery?

Jane, where are you...you didn't sign in last night???

Better get a move on here.

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well last Night was not a good one,Less than two hours actual sleep. Hope you all had a good sleep. talk to you all later.

Lloyd

Mary Ann

Amy, my surgery was October 1.  It was a small spot about 1/4-inch square.  I now have a red spot about that size.  The doctor said eventually the skin will cover the spot and it will be healed. 

Gloria, I'm sorry your eppi died.  I can always send you another "slip" but it takes so long for them to develop.  My present plant is kind of stringy and this is the first blossom I've had since I gave the other plant away.

I've showered and shampooed and when I'm dry I hope Tom will give me a ride around the county to see if there is any color.  Outside it looks kind of dreary, but I think rain is not in the forecast.

Mary Ann

Shirley

One thing that makes a day perfect for leaf watching is when the sun pops out & makes the colors glow. Then it is most fun to be the passenger to keep taking pictures & ohh & ahh till the driver wants to shove a sock in!!!  ;D  I plan one more trip to MO before the snow flies, can't plan on weather but lots of maples for color, cottonwoods for their yellows & white bark on the sycamores. Add in the pines & cedars for green accent and you get candy for the eyes. Happy leaf looking to all!

I've got to stay focused today, bought a couple more eye of round roasts yesterday & is easier to freeze after being cooked & ground... so will do that today.  Lots of laundry to do, not happy with my experience with the new washer so far. I don't think it puts in enough water (but do give it 2 rinse cycles) & since pods are one size I think too much detergent for the small loads. Maybe I like to do the thinking & not the machine being so bossy??? We will come to terms one of these days.

Mary Ann, I was so thrilled with all the blooms on the bougainvillea plant my youngest son gave me a few years ago, but it has slowly shed it's leaves & no blooms at all. These dark tinted storm windows are not good for flowers, but I keep trying to perk it up. I have 2 different types of pots/plants in a back bedroom that gets sun from the east & south, they look pathetic but I don't have the heart to toss them. The last plant he gave me (nearly 2 years ago) needs to be re-potted, it looks ridiculous, monster size plant in a tiny pot. I'm afraid I'll kill it if I put it in a much larger pot. It sits in the prime spot of living room that shows when the front door opens.

Not sure why this son thinks I need plants.... or he gives me decorative things like solar butterflies, etc. I do love what he comes up with & guess that's the way he sees me. My other son gives me tools, leaf blower, battery powered drill, etc. From my daughter comes the extravagant things I'd never spend for but do enjoy... I try to tell them to not get me anything for Christmas but I know it is fun to give.... Gloria, I'm with you about loving the hand made things.

Today is hair wash day & it needs a trim, hate that mess.  Do wish I could find someone to do it my way... if I use anything except a single edge sharp razor blade it sticks out. If I take one snip with a scissors you can tell the exact clump until it gets cut the next time with a razor blade. I do use scissors on the back of my neck after tapering down with a blade... to edge straight. Getting harder all the time with that being the distance I have most trouble with my eyes. I've been told that hair dressers are not allowed to use razor blades so will hang in for now. Every time I try to grow out so I can pull it back into pony tail or bun, it gets down on my neck & I go crazy... I've been doing this since 8th grade. Back then the hair was as thick & coarse as horse hair... and pitch black.

So that's my world today. Sun is out, wind is blowing & I know is colder than it looks. Except for brown grass & leaves, a very nice fall day. Wagon Train is on so will go have another cup of coffee & few minutes of what I think would have been a very interesting time of living. I do think I would have taken a wagon train west but probably traveled back often to visit family, maybe with OUT cats!
:roflBig:  :lol:  :hello:

Mary Ann

Both Tom and I looked at the info about color in our area and it seems we should wait a week or two, so we will.  I notice when I look at the ships on the St Clair River that the trees in Canada are starting to turn so it won't be long.

Shirley, with the bougainvillea baby it during the winter, then do you have any little corner outside where the sun shines (and the wind does not blow) where you can hide the plant?  I've been west of the Mississippi and I know how the wind blows.  I had mine on the deck and it did OK a few years, but eventually died.  I had mine in a hanging basket and maybe it needed repotting but it didn't get it.

Shirley, your washer sounds like one Jim bought where he had to have a certain detergent and I wouldn't touch the washer.  I think a salesman sold Jim a "bill of goods".  I was with him when he bought a new dishwasher and that presented no problems.  After Jim died his granddaughter has been living in the house so she inherited the appliances.  I've never asked her how she and the washer get along.

When our washer quit spinning, Tom wanted a front-load so that is what we bought.  My old one was about 30 years old so didn't owe us a thing.  Since I no longer go down the stairs, the washer and dryer are Tom's babies and he is getting along fine with them.

Tom is going to bring me a burger from Mc Donald's when he returns about 2 pm or so.  That is the only time I eat a burger - when he brings one back and that might be once a week, maybe not that often. 

Mary Ann

Amy

The day is disappearing fast! Laundry blew out on the line and is now put away. We went to the dump and saw that the bears had been there also....gosh what a mess they make!  We then went over to have a coffee/tea at the wee store down the road and the bears had been there also! The lady that owns the store said one year she had to have the bear removed and taken to another area.
I have fed all dogs and Callie too. She likes to reach up with her front paws and hold your hand.....she is such a sweet cat.

Jane , where are you???

Joy is missing also...
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers