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Good morning Lloyd, sounds like things are falling into place for you. Takes time to get everything to the way you would like but you can do it.

Jane ,you solved Mickies problem ...now you both can rest easy at night.
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


Good morning everyone, darn these thunderstor ms. Had to cut off Skype almost as soon as we connected. This one was longer and louder  with more flashes we had so far. Seems like every day we get another one. I don't remember ever having thses storms every day before. Just checked  the wea ther on the PC and maybe today we will have one about 1pm and maybe another one during the night. Getting very tiresome with those and all the rain this month while in the western states it is so dry it is burning with worse  fires every day. Is God telling us something? Live bet ter and stop all the fighting in the world perhaps? If this covid does not do the job then fire or flooding will.Geez that sure sounds like I am depressed doesn't it? I really am not, just the news is so bad from around the world these days.

JANE  I cleaned my desk about 3 weeks ago and I just looked at it but looks like I have not cleaned it off for a least a year. Te desk is small so just a few papers make it look cluttered. Hope that pill time wors better and you sleep better.

SHIRLEY  Blue Bloods is one show I just could not enjoy so don't bother with it anymore even if I do like Tom Selleck.

AMY  I know how your niece feels. When my daughter was due to have her fist baby I wanted to fo to San Diego to be with her but knew I couldn't go, never was on a plane  or even in an airport. Fianlly my husband said he would pay for the fare if I wanted  to go. Yippee, I took him up on that. From the East coast to the west coast.

JANE  with all this rain do you really want to wash the outside of the windows? Not me. Every time it rains here the wind always blows it against my wwindows and the lower  ones with the screens leaves a pattern of the screens on those widows.

LLOYD  glad you and Nancy like your new cell phones.

Time to get dre ssed before my son gets here for his weekly visit. He gets here about 10:30 every Saturday.

Have a good day and hope the thunderstorms and rain stay for today and  tomorrow.

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July 17, 2021, 11:22:09 AM #32 Last Edit: July 17, 2021, 11:23:55 AM by Shirley
3rd or 4th time I've buzz thru but been having trouble with wi-fi/blue tooth/Fitbit & iPad, add the tracfone cell (iPhone) to all that & fact can't send or receive texts to daughter & sons, so with daughter's help trying to track down the problem. We knew it had to do with the last big update for something & having tried everything else, time to turn off everything (including wi-fi & blue tooth) & THERE was the problem! The iPad had not been shutting down completely! So on phone with my daughter vacationing in Seattle, running from one end of house to other (trying to keep the cell & iPad separated), I wanted to check on Mickie but never time to yell "great cure".

Along with that we had a storm develop just to the west of Wichita, looked wicked but only a little rain at my house so far. Trying to keep track of the storm with computer & TV but no warnings of severe so far. Anyway, I am thrilled you figured the problem without Mickie having another night of stress. Guess her tummy insists on food to keep that pill from causing trouble.

Tommy & Callie stayed out last night, Callie waiting for breakfast when I got up but no sign of Tom yet. He probably heard the thunder long before I did so when to his hidey hole. At least I hope that is where he is, been raining non-stop for several hours and he won't come out of his safe spot until all clear. I always feel so bad for him being alone in the storm, when in the house he hides in a hall or under a bed. Callie ate her breakfast as did Tiger. Callie in her garage with the door up enough she can get out if she wants. Trouble is we now have 2 little strays/ferals? hanging out in the neighborhood. Animal Control says they have too many so don't bring more (or call them, sounds like). I'm sure one or other (strays) has visited my garage when the door is up so except for a storm like this, I don't leave it up.

Not even dressed yet so better get a move on. Good morning, where ever you are!


Good morning, sunny and smoky this morning in the Interior, heading back into the eighties. The Munson fire has increased from more than 36,000 to over 41,092 acres, and containment decreased from 16% to 8%. However, since the efforts to turn it away from populated areas and structures have worked and it's now burning in an unpopulated area of the boreal forest, they are decreasing the number of fire personnel. They are keeping the evacuation orders for the area in place.

"The 41,092-acre fire continues to spread and grow to the north and east, away from Chena Hot Springs and other values at risk. The bulk of the new growth is east of Far Mountain, where the fire is burning deeper into the remote wilderness and along the north side of the Middle Fork Chena River. Fire activity on the western perimeter closer to Chena Hot Springs Resort, cabins, and homes along Chena Hot Springs Road remains minimal." 

Now that my apartment is cleaned, decluttered, and in maintenance mode, I'm awaiting the state teams to evacuate and repair what needs to be repaired and to figure out what to bring for a cocktail and poker party planned for August fourth. Since everyone in our group has been vaccinated, we are resuming more of social life. As are many other places, we have increased covid cases due to the unvaccinated, so I'm still wearing masks and taking precautions.


Well, the last post in here was around 1p.m.  Everyone must be very busy.  We had another thunderstorm around supper time that lasted until after dark...well, the rain lasted until after dark.  The thunder drifted off into space and just left the rain behind.

Now it's time for the haystack.  Frankie is spending the night with me so Mickie won't be lonely when I go to church tomorrow.  And I plan to make a quick stop at the Farmers' market on my way home. 

Now I'm heading for the haystack to see if there are enough zzzzs to last the night.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning..

Another lovely day here to enjoy. A day of rest, we are going out for lunch later. This will be a first in a long time that we can actually sit in and eat. Restrictions are slowly lifting as more people get their covid shots. Afterwards I may just sit on the front porch and finish sewing a binding on. :thumbup:

Patricia, I need to do that here. Things have been finding their way into boxes for SA but so far they are not taking anything yet that I know of.

Shirley, we were at a garage sale and they had a tall, almost as tall as me cat tree. for 20.00. I phoned my neighbour to see if Callie would like it but she is not one for cat trees. Someone would get a good bargain.

Jane, think I am going to try carrots in the AF tonight...along with some canned potatoes.

Gloria, did your son's apple trees blossom this year? Kyle is on an apple kick now but as we head into the summer the apples are getting softer:(

Lloyd, hope you had a good nights sleep.

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


Good Morning Everyfriend!  We've been up and attem for a couple of hours now and Mickie and I just had our long walk.  Today Cooper will get his walk with his own mother when she decides to get up.  We let him out in the yard and then fed him when Mickie ate.

Now I have to get ready to go to church.  I'll hit the shower and then get dressed and prepare my mind.  I hope you all have a good day.

AMY, sitting on the porch and sewing sounds like a good idea to me.  Reminds me of Grandma Walton!  She was either sewing or shelling peas or snapping beans when she sat out. 

Gotta GIT!

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July 18, 2021, 08:39:27 AM #37 Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 09:12:27 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S...
...you just reminded me of when i was young, think i was eleven..slept over night in the bed sandwiched between her ( my aunt Mary ) and her daughter, my cousin who was older than me after a coach trip day outing to the seaside to also visit her older married son who was living there, another cousin of mine...Aunt Mary and me sat outside the back door on wooden chairs the following day shelling peas from their pods...
Soon being collected for church, a special commissioning service for our parish nurse...

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   


Amy, MY cats have all the trees possible down by the river....OUTSIDE! I wish they didn't all think it necessary to come inside to "do their business". Callie has really done a number on the garage floor in spite of having 2 litter boxes in the garage. I think she may be getting hard of hearing and maybe seeing, she also has attitude. When I pull into the driveway she won't get out of the way unless I honk. Seriously, she will lay there like, "drive around me"... I'd do it but would be driving over sprinkler heads & that ain't gonna happen!

Been to church & breakfast with #1 son & his wife. Guess the gr-son & family had ball games or something to be at. With 3 kids all in sports they don't have much free time on week ends.

Jane, hope Mickie did okay last night again?? Such a relief to think it was the timing of that pill.  :thumbup:


Good morning from another sunny Interior running up into the eighties. Jane, I was struck by your comment that the last post yesterday before your closing was around one pm. The post was mine at 8:41 AM my time. Computers are amazing that we can talk through our various time zones!

Farrah has two cat trees, each by a window and two beds, a blanket, or an old towel placed atop a tote or set of boxes. Her newest favorite is under my walker. I wonder if she believes she's barricaded?

Amy, all of the donation places are still closed. However, downstairs has reopened the donation table for residents. Yesterday, there were boxes of clothing, pots, and pans and good condition, glassware, and china teacups wrapped in newspapers. We all know what that means.

Today will be one of finishing up or discarding all the little end-of-the-week chores. It's plant day where everything is checked, gone over, weeded, or watered. I have eight packages of kitchen herbs, and a grow light I'm thinking of buying from Amazon. That will be for later.


We are back from having a delicious lunch out. Kyle had  chicken fingers( no wonder you don't see chickens with fingers!) and I had a hot turkey. Neither one of us could finish it so we brought it home to be given to the two dogs and shared the fries with crow. Now I am more than ready for a nap...but need to get that binding done...Nap tonight:)

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


See what I found!

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I'm checking in...again!

SHIRLEY, we slept through the night again.  I'm blaming the wakefulness on the pill and since we're doing it in the morning again, Mickie, stomach is co-operating!

Frankie went to the store and then home to do some chores and she's coming back "in a couple hours and maybe staying again tonight".  She has another early day at work tomorrow and if she stays here, she doesn't have to make the trip to bring Cooper in the morning.  I'll see how that works out.

Think I'll take a couple pork chops out of the freezer for supper tonight and make some sweet tater fries in the A/F.  I love that little appliance! 

JACKIE, we all used to sit outside and do the chores back in "the olden days".  It kept the house clean and us cooler!  I never had a chance to do that at the shore but we did it along the creek when we went camping!

Now, I'm thinking I'll close my eyes for a bit. They're feeling dry and tired.  It's a gorgeous "Spring" day here today.  The high temp is only supposed to be 75 and all the windows are open and there's a lovely breeze coming in!  I love Spring!

Better get the stuff out for supper and then zonk!  Enjoy your day!  Make it your own in every way!

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Patricia, when you find it, please share!!
Jane, I agree with the AF...I want to do the brussel sprouts in there . Thought I would do carrots to go with supper tonight but we are way too full!

Shirley, saw a Rialta go by and thought you had come up to check out the trugs :)

Better get back at it.....see Patricia.....not procrastinating........much
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


July 18, 2021, 02:22:28 PM #44 Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 02:57:14 PM by patricia19
There's 17 bears at the falls today!

Klamath Falls, Alaska


Or some screen grabs   https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?msg=201075

Or live cam,   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nprdq03e8yI


Jane, you talk of Spring /Summer and my friend just phoned and said check your email. I looked and the leaves are starting to turn colour in her area ,she is to the south of us Said birds are flocking up, lots of starlings blackbirds in farmer fields...a sure sign of full coming. Are we in for an early winter???
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


Patricia, sent the url onto some folks that fish.but I bet they don't have the luck the bears do!
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


A good Sunday HELLO to all.  We continue to put things out of place so the carpet cleaners can do their thing tomorrow

I had a post prepared for this site, but it appears the gremlins to it away!  Gurrr.

PATRICIA, I jus5 know we ALL need to find that excuse for procrastination ‼️‼️  I seem to be he worlds BEST at it since my accident back the middle of March! 

It is going to be a hot one here today and for the next 10 days with no moisture in sight.😩😩

Last nght we were at Dave's having a wonderful family dinner.  Just as we finished we all were entertained by two in velvet 🦌 deer.  They were just munching away on the plants and bushes in their back yard.  They were beautiful....so healthy looking.  The day before they were blessed with a bear and have bobcats often passing by.  Our poor wild animals have no where to be away from all this mass of humanity as we have taken over their space😩😢  It sure is fun to see them‼️

OK, coffee time is over....back to work.....Arkansas Son just FaceTime'd us What a treat.  I hardly get to chat with him these days.....he is so busy at work.....6 days a week/12 to 14 hours a day.....busy golf season is a very stressful time. 

Hope you all are having a restful Sunday.

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


Patricia, no wonder canned salmon is so high these days, the bears are eating hardy!!! Love the link. I'm thinking that growling sound is a baby too far away from it's mama.

I still have pangs every time I see a Rialta, Amy. Sadly mine went to the west coast if the guy wasn't making that up. Mine had never had a cover so sun had done a number on it, but still ran like a pup, got me that ticket going up the hill last time it went to CO!

Jane, sounds like you & Frankie could share a house, or maybe not. I love my kids & grands but also love my "space". Good that the furbabies can enjoy each other's company. My babies are all happy for the moment, got a package of tenderized eye of round steaks out of the freezer, this was a BIG eye & I cut the steaks thick. The 3 of them cleaned up one whole steak. I cut Tom's pieces bigger so he has to chew more or he will just swallow without chewing. Tiger gets the medium size & I cut Callie's into baby bites. I know, they are spoiled.

Jackie, I also did my share of shelling peas & stringing beans!

Those seagulls are yelling in the background, sound just like the ones around here. They get right up to another gull or goose & scream in it's face so when the other drops the piece of bread they grab & fly off!

Gloria, I was also wondering if your son still had any apple trees left.... most of the orchards around here have been sold off for housing developments. Such a shame. There is one left buy not sure they allow people to pick anymore.

Jenny, years ago we had friends that had a son go "pro". Lost contact with them after Cas died & then everyone went to cell phones & I couldn't even find a way to call her when her husband died. They had the son that went pro & 2 daughters, but moved so didn't know where to look for them. I have a feeling golf pros do move, especially when in these cold climates they can't play golf in the winter. Must admit, Cas' group of guys had colored balls to play in snow!

I agree with you about the wildlife being caught inside cities/towns. I still take food down to the river for whatever critters come to eat. The ONLY food I took down that nothing would eat was a box of those little red tomatoes! I figured birds, raccoons or any number of wildlife would eat them but they stayed out on that patch of sand until they dehydrated away.

Back to my pick up & put away jobs. I am going thru a real lazy streak... yes, it is. Need to vac & mop this wood floor but need to put away everything sitting around. Need to vac the pool but with all the work going on next door building a new pool, MY pool could do with a vac every day & not going to do that!  No, can't move because of cats! Sure wish they liked to travel but no place cool enough to go. Such is life!  Hurry up fall~~


Just watching on Hulu now:
"McCartney 3,2,1".... 
six part feature
about the beatles etc. 

Good music,  takes me back. 
Fun to hear and watch..   

We live on a blue planet that
Circles around a ball of fire
Next to a moon that moves the sea
And  YOU don't believe in miracles?


Well, SANDY, there you are!  I've been wondering where you were hiding!

This was a gorgeous day in Central PA!  The temp. never got above 75 and there was a lovely breeze all day!  I was a day to be cherished! And I did!

Frankie is here again tonight but she's not coming back here tomorrow after work....I think!  It depends how she feels after work.  He half sister is visiting her father and it's been almost 2 years since she's seen her.  She'd like to go up there after work and spend the night there.  If she does that, Cooper will stay here overnight.  She asked me if it was ok if she decided when she finished work tomorrow.  It's about a 45 minute drive to her father's house and she wants to see how tired she is after work.  I'm good with thatQ

Now I'm going to take Mickie out one last time and then head for the haystack.  I hope it's loaded with zzzzs and they all light on me.  Well, it's ok if some of them light on Mickie.  That would help!

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

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Good morning

We did have a wee bit of a storm but then  it looked like sheet lightening after that.

Work around home is about it. Will lift some bean leaves as I am sure we would get enough for a meal.

Kyle may work on his Alpine village...not sure what will take place yet.

Better get ready to meet the day..

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


I'm up and attem.  Frankie walked Cooper and left for work.  I walked Mickie and decided that I'd do an inventory of my canned goods and see what I need to do this summer....or what I WANT to do this summer. 

Have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Just got a mind jog....what was that about an "Alpine Village"?

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Good morning everyone. Was this site down yesterday? I kept trying to get in but all I got was a blank page for S&F. My daughte r said they ar e in tne monsoon season this year with some rain and a fer thunder storms and even hail. She sent me a couple of pictures of it.

SHIRLEY  there ws a lot of stray cats here but a lady here volunteered at the pound and got them to fix a cage with food inside. Ended up with all of them. Took them in and did surgery on them and then when healed brought them back. No more kitens and they finally all went away over the rainbow bridge.

JANE  Saturday we had a storm start about 4:30 pm and lasted almost 4 hours. Then there was another one during the night we ad another one so loud it actually woke me and lot of bright flashes. No storms yesterday but ir still rained most of the day. Still light rain this morning, too. Gardens around here will do die out for lack of water but might rot in the ground from too much of it.

AMY  the apples bought now were in cold storage and not fresh picked and hard. I never asked Mike about his orchard this year. I know he lost half his trees from the gypsy moth investation a few years ago.

PATRICIA  we have 2  tables in the laundry room, one for folding clo thes and one for  things we no longer need/want for others  to take. One lady who is no longer with us used to go to the food pantries and bring back bags of food. When she passed away her family put all those cans and bags of rice and pasta on both tables. We have all looked at them but I would just throw all of that stuff away. Out dated by a couple of years on some things and cans dented. Terrible mess.

AMY  gosh pretty early for trees to start changing colors. I will take fall any day over the way this July has been. I'll that fall over summer every year.

SHIRLEY  there are still several orchards around this state and in near by Conn.

Have a good day with no T s torms or rain unless you need the rain.

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. sun is shining bright here, not to hot yet. one of the dogs the grand children Have on a chain was all tangled up in the brush I had to cut the limbs off and un tangle it so he cold get to his feed and water. He was happy to see me. this young generation sure do not think clearly. Oh well it gave me something to do besides watch TV. Have a good day



It is illegal here where I live to keep a dog chained up.  There is an actual law about that.  You can be ticketed and fined!


Good morning, everyone from a hazy and sunny Interior! We're headed back up into the eighties again today and tomorrow, so nothing new here. I finished many odds and ends yesterday, and today will be laundry.

I'm also curious about the Alpine village. I can't imagine winter so early, but I recall one early September, mid-nineties, when it snowed and didn't go away until that following spring!

I agree about chaining a dog being wrong.

I received an email from the hospital that they had received the recent information I sent and let me know that Medicare was so backed up they were working on last October's claims to not worry about mine. They paid the ambulance and the emergency room doctor but not the rest so far. My insurance is waiting on Medicare, so that it will be some time yet.

Gloria, our donation table is overlooked and overseen by the various administrative offices. After 48 hours, everything set out is either trashed or taken to various food pantries depending on the condition. We do have one man, part of the first floor's seven apartments set aside for those mentally disabled but able to live independently who has a fondness for Elvis, dresses similarly, and occasionally breaks into small pieces of a song. He is also a kleptomaniac and a hoarder. He cruises that area each morning and, if not stopped, will load up everything regardless and take it away.

One time, I was getting a soda in the mailroom and had set a small mailed package on the table. This man came right up by me, picked up the package, looked at the address, and when he seemed to be pondering opening it, I said, "you do know I'm standing right here?"

He had some excuse about looking to see if it was lost but put it back and left. It's hard to feel sorry for him when pens, sunglasses, books, mail, and even once a tall walking cane disappear if not kept in sight. He has a minder who comes by weekly to check on him and to unload all his week's hoard and take it away.


Just posted Kyles village in  photos..
 he is working on a Barber shop now...
When he finishes it all I will try and get better photos ,not a fan of standing on a ladder trying to take photos.

We are having fresh picked beans tonight ....have more than enough so the dogs will share too.
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


We were NOT supposed to have rain today but it's out there!  There's a bit of thunder off in the distance but it's not a violent storm like some we've been having.  It's just raining....not hitting the house like stones.  And there's no lightning either.  I can take this kind...or I could if we hadn't already had so much!

I'm going to go look at the picture when I finish here.  This is the first I've heard about an "Alpine Village". 

I did an inventory of my home canned goods so I know what I want to get into when it comes up.  I have a list posted on the shelves and one on the computer that I can bring up and look at.  I know one thing for sure...I'm making more carrot soup and I'm canning more potatoes!  I wish I'd known about the potatoes years ago!

PATRICIA, it sounds like you have to keep your eyes open when that man is around.  Don't lay down anything important. 

LLOYD, it sounds like you made a doggie friend!  I bet he was glad to see you!

Where's PHYLLIS?  And JENNY?  And EVERYONE!  I miss ya when ya don't show.

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