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Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2021

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JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm all dressed and ready for church today.  This will be the first time I've gone to the actual church service (not the one on line) since I broke my arm last March!

Tomereader, I've heard that blue jays and crows will invade the nests of smaller birds and eat their eggs. 

AMY, my congrats on the Trug business.  I wish again that I were close enough to take advantage of it.  I did look them up on line and they are available in my area. 

I'm going to get off the computer and rest my eyes for driving!  Computers and driving don't mix!  Have a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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phyllis

May 23, 2021, 09:37:04 AM #61 Last Edit: May 23, 2021, 09:38:41 AM by phyllis
Good morning on a very warm, humid, cloudy morning.  The temp. is supposed to be at 91 deg. today.  Our AC will be running but, it has been for several days.  Summer has arrived. 

I've been having some trouble with my eyes and finally was able to get to the eye doctor on Friday.  After looking at retinal imaging she said everything looks fine.  Unfortunately, the problems I'm having with discomfort and occasional flashes of light is due to aging.  That seems to be the answer to a lot of medical concerns.  But, I do need new glasses and those should be ready in about 10 days.

Not much else happening here.  All is pretty quiet.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

patricia19

Good morning! Tome, weasels, and snakes also steal eggs, as do humans, for that matter.

This town is still locked up tight. An English Covid variant is causing more new cases, being particularly contagious; however, with more vaccination, deaths are remaining low.

Tomereader1

Thanks to all for replies on bird eggs.  We do have racoons around, I've not seen any snakes (chicken snakes do cadge eggs) no weasels, have a plethora of blue jays and crows, so I guess they would be the murdering thieves. I'm still wondering about the size of these eggs though.  We have lots of doves, so maybe dove eggs.

JaneS

I'm off to the haystack.  It's been a busy day!  I went to church for the first time since I broke my arm last March and it felt so good to be there.  Pentecost is one of my favorite church holidays and that was today.  Then the occupied pew in front of me had a family and they had (almost) 2 year old twins...a boy and a girl.  It brought back tons of memories from when my twins were that age.  After church, I had a chance to talk to the family.  When I mentioned that I'd raised twins, the father said, "So there's hope that we'll live through this!"  Then he admitted that he was very proud to be the daddy of twins.

After church I made a quick stop at WM for a couple necessities and then came home.  My new freezer arrived yesterday and today I rearranged and did an inventory.  I really love it.  It's an upright and that's what I started with and what I had until I moved here and didn't have room.  This one is small enough to fit where I need it.

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy SUMMER day tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Shirley

Tome, I've watched starlings pull baby sparrows out of a bird house & toss them to the ground, same with squirrels, and personally watched (but couldn't help in time) cowbirds push the robin eggs out & lay their own, wait until the babies are hatched & let the dumb robins feed those babies the whole time, they cowbird parents show up to take the kids off. I had to take the bird houses down that I could see from my kitchen window bacause I couldn't stand looking out to baby birds on the ground left bleeding (if alive). I've heard bluejays will rob nests and did watch a crow take baby doves off. Cowbirds have been the worst I've ever seen.

I drove from Wichita to Warrensburg, MO today for my BIL's funeral. As is always, such a treat to see all the "kids" grown up with their own grands now. I gave my camera to several of the nephews to go around & take photos of the guests. My sister mentioned she would never be able to remember all that came. I've done this before for family members, other times would make a DVD or put all the photos on an SD card & give to them. I'm so tired tonight I won't even have a look. Oldest son & wife kept track of me both ways, everyone worried about "ole Mom" with a lead foot hitting the highway after such a difficult year. Did it & I'm satisfied. Home safe & sound & ready for something sweet. Had slightly less than 4 hours sleep so kind of a zombie.

Sweet dreams and God Bless to all.  Shirley

Denver

Sunday night already..... and I must at least say HELLO. 

Way too much going on around here these days.  I always have good intentions of what all I plan to accomplish each day, but for some reason I tire out and have to give in for the day.

Tomorrow I see my surgeon for my 6 week check up on my shoulder.  I have done very well with my exercises and my PT thinks the surgeon will be pleased. I just hope he will allow me to have another month of at home physical therapy.  I am still feeling much too unsteady to be out and about in a gym type setting.

Son Dave had his 50th Birthday the 21st.  Of course there was no big celebration but we did get together for a meal and birthday cake. Michele is very frail and it is heartbreaking 💔

SHIRLEY, I am sorry to read that your BIL passed away. I do hope one of your sons were able to go with you to the service and that you are home safe.

Pleasant dreams to all.

Jenny
"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"

Lloyd Hammond

I am posting here, hope all is well with all of you today. I pasted earlier in another place Hope you all get it one place or the other, we had a good family feed yesterday. hope you all have a great day today. It is cloudy and calling for rain later today, we do not need it now but will take what ever god gives us.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's going to be another busy day.  It's already started.  I'm going to use the chicken broth in the freezer to make chicken corn soup and can it for easy access.  I was just going to can the broth but seems like if I'm going to do the job, I might as well make my life easier later. 

The boinger just went off for doggie breakfast and that means "dogmom" breakfast, too.  And after that we'll have a walk and then it will be getting on towards time for Cooper to arrive.  I'd like to get the broth cooking before he arrives and maybe the jars washed and waiting.  Then we'll see how the day progresses.

JENNY, I hope you get good news from your Dr. and he approves everything you want.  I'm so sorry about Michele but she sure is a trooper!  It must be very hard for her kids, too!  I keep them all in my prayers daily....you too!

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

P.S.  LLOYD, you sneaked in on me while I was typing.  Glad you had a good day yesterday.  Have another one today!

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Amy

Good morning..

A beautiful day in the making here. We did get some rain yesterday , enough to bring down the tree pollen over everything . For a day not planned I did get some things done, Brussel sprouts are now in the ground and zucchini has been planted . One does not need to look for work here a it always finds you. Flowering crab tree is losing its blossoms, wind scatters the petals like confetti about.

This is the last day of the holiday weekend and so far no fireworks just hope tonight will be the same.

Not sure what today will bring so I will just go with the flow of it.
Jane, I too wish we were closer!! Not just for the trugs we sure could have a lot of fun.

Phyllis, hope your eye problem is fixed on Fri. You may have the 91°mercy I call that a fry day!! We have had our a/c on but sure didn't need it yesterday, if fact you needed a jacket  on at times.

Shirley, good for you on your driving to KS also happy to read your kids kept an eye on you!!

Jenny, hope you do get to do at home therapy. Michele is so strong, she has come through a lot and doesn't give into her problem, that alone means so much .Prayers as always.

Lloyd, we could use more rain here and may get some later in the week.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

 
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

patricia19

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone's day is just as they like it!

JaneS

Another day of "not much activity" in the Soda Shoppe!  I got the soup finished and I still have some broth left to can tomorrow.  It takes longer in the pressure canner so I only got one cannerful done.  I have 6 pints of soup ready to heat and eat and 2 jars of broth to make whatever strikes my fancy when the time comes.  Tomorrow, 5 more jars of broth will join them. 

My dogwood trees are in full bloom and they are gorgeous.  I tried to send the pictures to my computer so I could have them posted but I'm too dumb to remember how to do that.  Frankie takes my phone and in seconds the pics are sent but I can't figure it out.

I'm off to the haystack.  I'm all in but my shoestrings and since I'm not wearing shoes with shoestrings, that's bad.  I wish you all a good night's sleep and a happy tomorrow...whatever it brings.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Amy

Good morning

Looking like rain out there and I do hope we are blessed with some. Geese were making such a racket I thought they were going to fly in the bedroom window!!

More gardening to day, will soon be done all that needs to be changed and rearranged. Need to make another run to the lumber store later.

Jane, I bet that soup will taste so good in the winter time. Have you tried your potatoes in the air fryer? I just drain ,rinse and coat with a bit of oil then spices...real tasty!Hope you can post /share the photo of your dog wood tree.

Patricia, if I had a day that would be just as I like it would be to meet and enjoy  time in person with my friends on here...one can dream.

Better move it. want to be at the grocery store for 7 am.

Enjoy your day and stay safe

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

Good Morning from a cooler Central PA!  The temps got to the low 50s overnight Sunday night and only made it to the low 70s yesterday.  Today is supposed to be the same.

I'm going to finish canning the rest of the chicken stock to have for soup when the "snow flies"!  Then I have a couple of errands to do and a few doggie walks and a little laundry (maybe). 

AMY, I thought I posted about using the canned potatoes just that way.  I've had them several times with a slice of ham or some pork chops and home frozen corn or home canned green beans.  Makes an easy (and delicious) dinner especially if Frankie decides to stay for supper when she picks up Cooper or is on her errand run!

I better get started if I want to finish canning the soup stock this morning!  I hope you all have a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

Almost forgot....all my tomato plants have blossoms on them by this morning I saw one teeny, tiny green tomato!

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patricia19

Good Interior morning everyone! We've also had mornings in the mid-forties with the afternoon and evenings in the lower seventies. I'll be glad for June when the starts and plants come out of the greenhouse and the flowers bud alongside the roads.

 Oops, I spoke too soon as I just received a text on the weather.

Bad news ahead, "...Cold Temperatures Starting Friday...

Low temperatures will fall into the 20s to mid-30s for much of the Interior.

A cold front will move south through the Interior Thursday, with cold temperatures settling into the Interior Friday through Sunday. Low temperatures will fall into the lower 30s in the Fairbanks area and around 30 in North Pole, with even colder temperatures in the normal cold spots in the valley. Temperatures in Delta Junction and Nenana will also fall to around freezing. High temperatures will only reach the 50s Friday and Saturday and may reach the 60s Sunday.

Residents should prepare to move plants indoors if possible, or cover them, to protect them from the cold."

Shirley

Good afternoon, I slept away the morning. Got up about 6:00 to feed cats & had myself an egg sandwich plus a slice of grape jam toast & went back to bed. This knee is SO sore it is hard to get up & down or walk so that limits activity. It will get better one of these days & I will keep busy. Did a Google to see if my wilted lettuce with the vinegar has anything to do to perk up the arthritis but seems to be a help. Okay, the driving, sitting & cold air blowing right on the knee. Won't do that again! Driving about 600 miles in one day isn't too smart, either.

I'd love to hear how you make your chicken stock, Jane. My good friend here uses "bought" chicken stock in lots of stuff (like her pinto beans... no ham hocks for her, mashed potatoes... no milk for her)....  & many soups. I use a lot when fixing noodles but don't think about it "instead of water or milk"... maybe I should, but rather have my own cooked & frozen. I'm not sure of my canning so don't trust me there.  Please?

Amy, my trug is out of control already. One type of the mixed lettuce is going to seed, do I just pull it out? Much too thick. Raining again here so afraid it will start to mildew.

Hi to all, need to get moving & do something. This is my only day off this week, planned to go to Sam's & mosey around but guess not the day. ...haha, can't get caught up no matter what I do.

Gloria, I rubbed the HempVana on several times yesterday & this morning twice, but does not seem to fix the knee. Guess I'll have to dig out the heat pad & mix up Epsom salt. Dark outside, if I lay down I'll go to sleep again.

Have a happy day, Every Friend. Time we have a party... maybe remember how we celebrated "Decoration Day" when we were kids?  We took flowers to my parents parents graves every year. Mom would pick peonies & put in the frig (in the garage, Dad kept only one shelf/rack so that frig could hold the watermelons & tall stuff). The frig kept peonies from opening too much before we "headed on to about 20 miles on the other side of Jefferson City". At the little town of Bonnots Mill there was a picnic ground next to the old mill, just basically bare dirt but the locals set up wood planks on saw horses & put table cloths over, the food was out of the world from those French & German immigrant cooks. Mom always took her share of fried chicken & pies, it was close quarters in the car with all of us kids & the food & flowers. Our ancestors were in both the cemeteries (Catholic & Protestant) so we would walk along the rows as Mom & Dad talked about the family members they remembered. Back in those days they also cleaned around the graves & made sure the fences were okay. If I remember, they would go together to pay a local to cut the grass now & then. This was a day for the parents & grandparents... We kids waited for 4th of July to have our games & fireworks, that was OUR day!   So, let us hear your memories?

JaneS

Hey Everyfriend!  This was a good day for getting things done but it ended on a sour note.  When Frankie came to pick up Cooper, she told me that her job had been cut.  Since she's been kind of expecting it, she's been looking other places but now she has to hurry and get something because it was "this is it", no notice given.  So tomrrow, she will put effort into it.

SHIRLEY, as far as the chicken stock goes, I cook chicken in the crock pot to add to the dog food mixture and when I do, I always save the juice.  When I get a large supple of yogurt containers in the freezer, I can it.  sometimes I just can it as is and sometimes I add stuff.  This batch I made into some chicken corn soup and canned that and the rest of it, I put shredded carrots, chopped celery chopped onions and seasonings (whatever you like works) and cooked it until the veggies were somewhat cooked, then canned that.  I figure I can open a jar and add noodles or rice or whatever strikes my fancy when the time comes.

The next time, which will be a couple months, I'll do it plain so I can make PA Dutch Chicken Potpie or use it in casseroles or whatever I need chicken broth for. 

My memories of Memorial Day always include a parade.  Back when I was in school, all the kids joined the parade and they all carried flowers.  The parade ended at the local cemetery where the flowers that made it through the parade ended up on the graves of war veterans.  Most of the girls loved tha parade and the flower thing.  Most of the boys just went because if you didn't, you had to go to school.  I remember that my bouquet was almost always peonies.  And sometimes the ants came along for the ride.

We're supposed to get rain tomorrow so I'm not getting up and watering the flowers...only the ones that are under the roof on the porch.  If the rain doesn't come, I'll give them a drink tomorrow night.

PATRICIA, it sounds like winter is coming back to the Interior!  Don''t pack away your mittens yet!

Now I'm off to the haystack!  I think it's loaded with zzzzs because I hear something calling my name from the bedroom!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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patricia19

Jane, old mother nature's been mad at us for the past three years!  :'(

Amy

Good morning...

Not much rain yesterday and although the sky is crowded with clouds I don't think we will get much rain today. There were tornado warning sent out last night and thankfully that didn't pan out. All but the tomato plants are in now to wait for the spoils of my labour to come. Fri and Sat may bring overnight frost ,may need to cover two trugs as the others have tops to close.

Working outside has its benefits plus one big drawback. While out in  the back garden, listening to the birds, geese, song birds and occasionally the loons you are also enjoying the scent of the lilacs and lily of the valley.

Not sure what the day will bring other than domestic duties and making a strawberry rhubarb pie.

Jane, great idea on saving broth to can later...I may start doing that also. I am sorry Frankie lost her job. Maybe Walmart is hiring??

Patricia, we are to get frost later in the week, just when you think it is safe for plants ,it nips them!

Shirley, try pinching the seed pods off and don't let it bolt. Since lettuce is quick growing you can pull some, leave some for you to eat and plant some more seeds.

Hope Lloyd, Gloria Joy and Phyllis pop in.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.


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

Good Morning Everyfriend!  This will be short this morning because the boinger has already gone off and it's time for breakfast.  I stripped my bed this morning and the sheets are in the dryer and the blanket is in the washer.  I also made dog food this morning.  We're off and running!

I hope you all have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Lloyd Hammond

AMY I wish you a good day just as you Like it. It Is cloddy and 71º here, calling for T storms this after noon. I had another sleepless night Last night. can not get my head to settle down and rest. I need to get out and try to get the rear-end Installed in the RV. Nancy is putting me to shame, she is going non stop getting things packed to Move. I cant swallow the way Bob has done us.

Lloyd

Shirley

Lloyd, do hope you can talk to your lawyer about getting an extention for moving if that would help at all. You do need your rest. I have a copy of the Serenity Prayer that Jack in WV sent me when Cas died, inside the cover of my Kindle where I read it at least once every day when I use the Kindle to play solitaire.... hugs to Nancy.

The Serenity Prayer is a prayer written by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. It is commonly quoted as: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Wikipedia: Originally published: 1951: Author: Reinhold Niebuhr

Hi to all, need to shower & run a couple errands & get some work done inside as well as do the weed whip in the berm. Have a great day & maybe we'll all have more time to talk tonight??? Oh, my knee is much better after the Epsom soak yesterday.

Amy

This was a day of 3 brakes......first we had to brake for a deer that ran in front of us, then brake for an otter...guess he wanted on the otter side of the road , then geese that also crossed the road.

We didn't get much rain but some is better than nothing. An all day slow soaker would be nice.

Lloyd, Shirley is right..and don't let that skunk occupy one moment in your head.....he is NOT worth it. Look forward to new beginnings with your lovely family.....they come first.
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

Hello All!  It was a slower day today than yesterday.  We spent half of it waiting for the rain that was predicted.  It finally started about 8 tonight and is still coming down in a soft drenching style.  I hope it keeps up all night.  We need it badly!

AMY, nice you have good brakes with all the wild life using the road, too!  I guess they don't know they're supposed to keep off the road!

Today I took one of the IDKW containers out of the freezer and made up my mind I'd either eat it toss it depending what it was.  It turned out to be 3 meatballs in spaghetti sauce so I had a meal for supper and I'll finish it off for lunch tomorrow.  That takes care of two of the IDKW containers in the freezer.  One more to go!

Frankie had a good interview for a job today and they said she would hear from them in a couple days.  Say a prayer if you've got a minute!

I'm going to jump in the haystack early tonight.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy day tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond



good Morning. It Is thunder booming here @ 4:15 A M. It woke me Up and I took advantage of that with a Nature call, so now I am I am going Back to see If I can catch some  More of those zeze's. see you all later.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  We had a nice soaking rain for most of the night and today is supposed to be sunny with more rain predicted for the weekend.  Mickie and I are awaiting the boinger and I need to get a shower and get dressed while we wait.  So this will be a shortie!

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Amy

May 27, 2021, 07:12:49 AM #86 Last Edit: May 27, 2021, 07:15:59 AM by Amy
Good morning..
Tad chilly here this morning..temp is sitting at 40° at the moment. Weather guessers say we are to get frost this week so I will have to keep a close eye on it and protect all the vegetables that are growing.

Have a Drs appointment this morning then home to pile wood..

Jane, I had to laugh at your IDKW packages as I will put items in the freezer,not marking as I think I will remember what that is.. :2funny: . Prayers for Frankie that this is a job she wants!!

Better put an egg in my boot and beat it,going to be a busy morning.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

edited to say there is strawberry rhubarb pie in the hidey hole....
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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, did not realize it has been so long again since I posted, OK I am ready for the 10 lashes with a wet noodle. Nothing new going on with  me so not much to write about.  I am doing good but still weak and have a couple of naps every day.
Yvette is out with a leg/knee problem. The boss sent me a youg gal of 23 this week and boy is she a bundle of energy. If they keep sending her my apartment will sparkle. She is  the first young one who is not afraid of work, most just want to sit and play on their smart phones.
We had a thunder storm last night, started as I got into bed and that w as all I heard. Musr have los t power because my microwave clock was blinking and I had to set the time again.

A week ago last Saturday my sons were bo th here and put my AC in the window. So glad they did because on the Sunday-next day it went up to 90 humidity climbed up, too. Was very happy  to have it in.

So goes my exci ting life and all  the great news from me.

Have a rea t day and stay safe and healthy.

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Shirley

That thunderboomer came through here a little after midnight, Lloyd. Lots of lightning & thunder but not a lot of rain. Right now the trees are so still it feels like the calm before a storm brewing. It is tornado season so must be aware!

A warning to all: My sister-in-law called last night to tell about a scary thing that happened to her yesterday. Knock on the door & stranger tried to get her to unlock the storm door saying, "I can't hear you through the door". She said he knew there was a camera & went out of his way to avoid it showing his face. She said he actually tried to pull the door open & was very pushy the way he talked. She slammed the door & called her son that lives not too far away (he is a retired policeman)... he came right over & started checking out details. She has a security system that has the "receiver" part going to another son's house so he had video of the guy & all. Anyway, while the son was there the guy came back in a different car & again tried to talk her into opening the door, so cop son came to the door & spooked the guy, he walked out to the car to get the tag number & said another guy driving, BIG guy, & they speeded off.

This sounds much like the group that robbed our house many years ago, but I'm guessing they just learned the tricks of the trade & now scared off from trying to break into a house in that neighborhood. When we were robbed the police told us they knew the group & was linked to a nation wide outfit that disposed of what was taken & across state lines in a couple hours.

SO, beware of any stranger coming to the door with ANY excuse to get you to unlock. We had a neighborhood meeting after our robbery & found a number of people had noticed 4 different vehicles cruising the area, also young men walking between & behind houses pretending to be meter readers with what looked like the instruments & note pads meter readers use, but it was NOT the week the gas & electric readers should have been working. Anyway, slick groups & guess many others around the country.

After my nephews scared this guy off I told my SIL that she was probably in the safest place in the city. They turned the video in to local police & had lots of attention, even a cop cruising the area all night. But they will be searching for other areas to "hit", so do keep in mind this operation was well thought out.

She mentioned a gr-son had given her pepper spray to carry one time but she heard bug spray was better. I told her I have a can of wasp & hornet spray at all my doors that say will spray 20', a lot more distance & spray power & less chance of it blowing back in the sprayer's face. The people that robbed us took TVs & recorders as well as anything that could sell at "flea markets" (collectables & little things the kids had given over the years...memorobilia, new set of expensive guest towels, luggage, etc... our guns & cameras were marked with an engraver so not as easy to sell or hock)... And now off my horse & back to bed. Was up early with a cat that thought it was time for breakfast. We all ate & I'm going back to bed for a few hours.

Good to see you, Gloria. Has been a while since you posted. Sorry about Yvette. Did the new girl give you a rub down?? I've been using the cream but gave up & soaked the knee for a couple hours & it was a lot better. It hurts worse after sleeping so think a pinched nerve in the way I sleep. Get the same problem when I nap in a different bedroom. I'll live. :-\

Lloyd Hammond

 Shirley  sent the thunder Boomers our way. only 4 tenths in the rain gauge, but lot of shaking the patois bin. I got more zeezes but no good rest. Have a good day, everyone.

Lloyd