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I definitely agree with you about the TV fare available during the Christmas Holidays. Very few Christmas Shows were available around here.  I failed to even try for a New Years Eve selection.
We do have a selection called "Decades" which does re-runs of old shows - Odd Couple, MTM Show, Bob Newhart, Twilight Zone,  Ed Sullivan (sp),  etc.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Damn! There when my whole post again!  Not going to re-write but heading to bed. I know I need to type on Wordpad but was only going to say a few words... and then they became a blank page!

I went into detail about not realizing Decades had the oldies, Rick... and thanks for the tip. I did not find a single Christmas movie to watch this year & very disgusted.

Jenny, was explaining about my friend's son & wife that live in the mountains around Bolder.... but friend says they are far from the fires. So sad to think of how many houses burned plus the damage to the land until re-growth of the trees. Cas & I stayed in one state park that we had a shiver thinking about being trapped in case of fire. Only one way out it seemed. Be safe!

I'm going to post & hope it doesn't vanish again... frustrating for sure. Could be I am also a little short on patience right now? 

Sweet dreams to all and God Bless.


January 02, 2022, 10:00:01 PM #32 Last Edit: January 02, 2022, 10:02:45 PM by JaneS
Oh, JENNY, I'm so glad to hear that you weren't involved in that awful fire.  I pray for those that were.  Amd I'm also happy to hear that Ardith Matreskie is still around.  I wonder why she doesn't post?

Today was a "do-nothing" day.  I didn't have any plans and I didn't do anything.  Frankie decided to stay home and loaf, too.  So I really had the day to myself.  I did have to make up a shopping list for Cathy because she decided to go today and I had to put the stuff away when she got back with it but that was a minimal task and easy to do.   The only other thing I did that was of any significance was to grind coffee.  And I spilled that all over the place so I had to clean it up.

CALLIE, when Cindy got down the ski hill, she kept watching for me to show up and getting more and more worried when I didn't and when she saw me walking she ran out to meet me to make sure I hadn't fallen and hurt myself.  When I told her what I did, I thought she'd never stop laughing.  And she went home and told everyone!  And I didn't even care.  I laughed too.

Now I'm about to hit the haystack because Cooper will be arriving around 7 tomorrow.  I have some plans for the day and if I don't get started early they won't get done.  I've become very good at procrastination!

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

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Well, here I am talking to myself again!  I do enough of that anyway so I'll be back later when there's someone else to bore with my "nothing to say". 

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January 03, 2022, 07:30:03 AM #34 Last Edit: January 03, 2022, 07:33:48 AM by Amy
Good morning...
Chilly here at -9° not as bone chilling as it is where Patricia is though. Making phone calls and setting up appointments are one job that needs doing today. Cleaning up and chasing dust bunnies are another job that needs looking at.

Jenny, I agree with what is on tv today....not worth turning it on unless you can get the older shows. This is a little late but enjoy .
found another.

Jane, Cooper doesn't think you are talking to yourself ,he loves to hear you. :)

Need to run.

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


January 03, 2022, 09:07:50 AM #35 Last Edit: January 03, 2022, 09:24:56 AM by Shirley
Oh, Amy, that brought tears of memories long gone. Have it playing in the background but wanted to thank you. What ever happened to GOOD music & not just people screaming?! Can't tell you how many years since hearing Sue(Sioux)CitySue.... and the words came right out of my mouth again. I can't even understand most of the words of today's music! I will check out your 2nd link now...

Many years ago don't know if 1944 or 1945, my pet chicken (Maggie) died. A big event in my life so my youngest brother stayed home from school (because I did). We made a plaster of Paris plaque with her name in alphabet soup & then he "borrowed" my sister's nail polish to paint the letters. Mother was home & sympathetic but she depended on my brother to take care of my grief. He was the one that stayed with my sister & I when Mom & Dad went to the field where a farmer gave my parents enough ground for a "victory garden". While they were gone in an evening he would make us some kind of candy or treat with whatever was in the kitchen. My 2 older brothers were in the Air Corp & Navy that last year of the war. A day of remembering "the good ole days". Sadly they were good because people cared about each other & helped any way possible.

And now off to take care of 2022.... remember when those numbers seemed like science fiction years?  :thumbup:

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone, well It Is 20º and sunny and clear here this morning. the snow has melted off of the corncreat slab but not off of gravel drive way, can not tee the county roads from here. I am going to warrensburg to wall Mart and get a few things. Hope I can get some alam in bulk instead of small bittels.I want to scrape the exceass meet off of the dere hide I have soaking and mix a new sluation to make a good leather hide. I think it is Large enough to make the grandeaughter a nice Leather Jacket. Have a great day see you all later. I am doing a good job Of sleeping in latley.



January 03, 2022, 11:26:01 AM #37 Last Edit: January 03, 2022, 11:33:26 AM by Denver

AMY, you have made my day‼️ Thank you for the treat of listening to Guy Lombardo this morning.  It actually brought on some misty eyes.  When they mentioned London Ontario, I thought of Don and how much I enjoyed his Sunday radio show😢.

RICK, thank goodness we can still seek out and find some oldies but goodies ofTV shows. I recorded many Christmas Shows and could barely stand watching them.  The delete button got a good work out😡

SHIRLEY, I am listening to Guy too as I type.  Why didn't I seek this out on my own and enjoy it on NY Eve? Your brother certainly took good care of you😢

JANE, it may seem like you are talking to yourself, but I sure enjoy what you have to say🥰.

PATRICIA, your pictures you have shared certainly gives us an idea of how cold it is where you live. It has sure been cold here too this week.  We thought sure we were never going to see measurable snow in 2021, but we did.  We saw on the news that Greeley CO where our son and family have recently relocated to, had -24 New Years night.  YIKES! I sure enjoy all you share with us. Being married to a Southern Boy, I, too, had my fair share of having to try foods that I never had before!  I probably had some of those same reactions after wards also.  I have cooked  fried gizzards and the like but never any of the strange greens😩

Enjoy the start of your new week.

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


Good morning everyone.I get a CNA at 10:30 and did not wake till 8:30. Can you picture me with the phone waking me with the CNA downstairs waiting for me to answer and let her in? and that creep telling me to get used to it. Sure glad the other one is back.

AMY  after trying kale and a few other greens will stick to spinache-fresh or frozen by me--lettuce and cabbage and brussel sprouts, nothing else. Oh boy wish my fingers could type fast. Remember I have to look at the keys to spell right or would look like this fkpoio=-po,pry6y6, I don't think anyone would like that. What a sad ending to your friend's story.

JANE  when the day comes and we really see some sunshine I think we better have good sunglasses on or it will blind us. LOL  you and I did the same thing the first time on skies. I stood at the top of a small hill here in town and took the skis off and a future sister in law used them and I WENT DOWN THE Hill on a sled. Happy Birthday to your sister Margie. I have lived longer than anyone else in my family. I often wonder why.

SHIRLEY  my daughter weighed 7 pounds at birth, my biggest one I had she was long but tiny. At 1 year she was 25 pounds and when she started school she was 25 pounds. She had a great appetite and ate more than either of her brothers. Doctor always said she was healthy and nothing wrong. She was like me, people used to tell my Mom I needed a tonic to gain some weight.

BUBBLE  no more wrong way splinters in my life these days.

Back at last, Fran just left. Cannot read and pay attention when someone is here talking to me through a mask.

JENNY  never cared for Guy Lombrdo but he was at least 100 times better than any of the so called music they have now on New Year's Eve. Youngsters these days do not know what good music is and to us theirs if just loud noise. Did see about that fire, terrible anytime of year to lose every thing you own. Odd I always thought Ardie lived on the west coast. We did correspond for awhile back in the SN days. Like you I do not like heights and standing on those skies at the top of that hill it looked higher and steeper than it really was.

RAMMEL  I like watching the ME channel, lor of old shows there but over this past week end even that one was not good. I also like GRIT-western movies and some old Death Valley Days with the "Old Ranger" as host but that was off line all week end. Glad I had a good book to read. Last few years they start Christmas movies at Thanksgiving and by Christmas when you want to see them there in none on. I did finally try AMC to see what they had on and found they had Christmas movies the whole month but really none of the old classic ones.

JANE  I have changed my middle name to Procrastinate. Fits me better than the one I was given and always disliked. Do the still put a Godparents name in someplace when a child is Christened? Poor baby has no say in it.

AMY wow does that bring back memories. Now if he would only never try singing, his singing is what I disliked. Enjoying now while trying to finish my post. Will welcome the new year after the first link. Thank you big time.

LLOYD  who will make  and sew that jacket from the deer hide?

JENNY  I still miss Don's Sunday program with all the beautiful classic music.

Have a good rest of the day. Time to check email and still listen to some good music with singers we can listed to the words being sung. Thanks again Amy.

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We also get MeTV here. My son is the TV Station expert. He likes to watch the older shows ans I'm usually a tag along.  Seems there are a few stations that carry the old shows.  What does that tell you.
I do like most of the "How to" shows, and my son is hooked on "Oak Island".
I have watched the "A Craftsman's Legacy" series and it is due to restart. It's a good show and covers all sorts of talents - canoe making, glass blowing, knitting, weaving, tool making, stained glass, etc. Very educational.  Hopefully they will have some new episodes.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Wow!  This has been a busy place today!  Nice to see you all.  I hope you took advantage of the Christmas Cookies in the Hidey Hole.  That's the last of them!

I'm off to the haystack to see if there are any zzzzs left for me.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow and may God bless us, every one!

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P.S.  Thanks for the music, AMY.  I loved it!

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January 04, 2022, 12:15:01 AM #42 Last Edit: January 04, 2022, 12:18:03 AM by RAMMEL
Getting late. Time to pack it in for the day.
Our event for the day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psWCTYAc5M0
Expect a nice day tomorrow as the sky had a very red sunset earlier tonight. I don't think I have ever seen it redder. Too bad I didn't have a camera handy.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."


Lloyd Hammond

well I woake up ame in here tose what if any thing is going on.another not good restfull sleep here with ME/
My flip phone has the same time as the clock on the wall. Butthe weather times do not say or stay in tune, but IT Is 31º and clear, I am going back to bed and see If I can some more zzze's. I plan on going to the local acution barn and tryto buy a young geransey or guresery Milk cow. so we will have plenty of good whole milk to drink and Make butter and home made Icecream. just what I do not need for My waste Line. ha ha ha. Back to try some more zzze;s.



January 04, 2022, 07:05:07 AM #44 Last Edit: January 04, 2022, 07:06:44 AM by Amy
Good morning..

Yesterdays plans went hay wire so I won't make plans for today I will just take it as it come. Ended up taking hubby to the audiologist and his hearing aid were both set away along with the docking station. Two weeks before they will be back ! Thank goodness he has an old pair to use or it would be a shouting match :)

You're welcome for the videos...most so called music of today is screeching and not worth listening to.

Lloyd a milk cow is a twice a day milking plus feed even when you don't feel like doing it. Much easier to go to the store and buy it..no muss,no fuss and no work either.Time you and Nancy started to enjoy life, you both have worked so hard.

Jane, thank you,cookies are good!!
Rick was that a case of speed to cause that rollover? Yesterday heading to the city cars were passing us like crazy. Police were out and did have a couple pulled over but a lot more could have been ticketed.

Shhh.I am going to sneak up on some work and get it done!

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


A very quick Good Morning, Everyfriend!  Cooper is already telling me it's time for a walk and my eyes have decided to have a bad morning today.  My plan is to make soup but like AMY, my plans sometimes go awry.

RICK, you reminded me of that old saying....

"Red sky in the morning,
 Sailors take warning.
 Red sky at night,
 Sailors delight!

So I hope your "red sky at night" brings you a nice day today!

I'm off to get dressed and go for a walk.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Good morning everyone, forecaster is telling us to get our sunglasses ready. going to have sunshine at last!  I think he is right for a change. Just pulled the shade up and looked up at the sky and it is not overcast and the sky has a light early morning blue. Hooray at last a break in the gloom of winter. 14° now and the coldest this winter so far. We have not seen the sun here since before Christmas.

RAMMEL  I mostly like an old movie with a good story and the actors could really act and not get by on their looks like today. I liked the old musical /comedy movies like the original State Fair and some with Danny Kaye and Red Skelton from back in the 1940's. Never heard of "Oak Island" but I don't get all the cable channels. I watch some cooking shows wishing I could cook again.

JANE  I never pass up cookies especially home made ones and yours are always yummy. Over the years you have put many of them in the Hidey Hole.

Oh wow, just looked out and the sun is shining on the tree tops and the sky is getting bluer.

RAMMEL  I have a lot of beautiful sunset pictures my daughter sent me from Arizona. Seldom get a pretty sunset here, too many trees and buildings in the way.

LLOYD  hope you got more sleep.

AMY  I finished watching those Guy Lombardo videos last night. I had to laugh at some of those dancers staying in front of the camera and waving, they sure wanted to be seen.

JANE  I thought of that sailor rhyme with the red sky comment. to.

Better make my grocery list for the CNA, beginning to run out of a lot of things without Yvette.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Rick, I forgot to mention that I also watch  The Curse of Oak Island. Intriguing show . I get a chuckle out of Gary and his top pocket finds.
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, deep minuses here in the Interior with patchy ice fog. I see that the stalled front is moving through Canada and the lower 48 states. Climate change is doing a number on us. The snow equipment from the south has reached Fairbanks or some of it. You can tell the difference as the lighting on the graders is different, as are the backup alarms. Last night they were working in the four blocks ahead of us and hope tonight sees clearing our four-block radius.

I was downtown yesterday, quickly paid some bills, and tried to get home fast—unfortunately, I had a twenty-minute wait on getting through and a forty-minute wait for a taxi before getting home. I'm not leaving until the clouds come back late next week and we begin warming again.


Rammel, I don't know if you can get the Science Channel on your TV setup, but there's a show called "How It's Made".  They show most of them on Saturday's, usually from early to late afternoon, and you can really get hooked on watching one after another.  I haven't binged it in awhile, as I had seen almost all of them quite awhile ago.  If you want to know how something is put together/made, this is the place for you! It really runs a wide spectrum of things, from how they get paper towels on the roll to building humongous machines/devices.  Fun!


We do get the Science Channel, and I do watch "How It's Made" at times. As you said, a person can get hooked on watching. Some of the shows are very interesting. We have a pretty good selection of channels to pick from. At this point in my life that's a good thing.  Gives me something interesting to do.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Not so busy in here today either.  Most of the regulars have posted but a couple of them are not around.  I hope all's well with them and they're just tired, busy or too lazy to post.

I got the soup made and it's waiting in the fridge to be canned tomorrow.  I'll have the whole morning after Frankie leaves for work.  She's spending the night here and we both contributed to supper and had a pleasant visit before and after supper.

I'm about ready to hit the haystack because she has to leave for work at 7 and I'm always up to make the coffee and get her some breakfast.  I know she likes my company and I appreciate that but I think it's also easier for her to leave early from here than it is to come out here, drop off Cooper and then leave for work.  I try to make it easier for her and I enjoy that too.

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

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January 04, 2022, 11:25:26 PM #52 Last Edit: January 05, 2022, 12:05:30 AM by Shirley
I'm off to bed. Just not getting any "deep" sleep with Tom in my bedroom. I hear him get up to have a drink or munch some dry food & then find his way to the litter box & back to bed. I don't get out of bed but it's like when having babies in the room right after they are born, I slept with one eye open.... but I wasn't 87 years old then!!!  ::) I feel so sorry for Tom, he acts surprised that he can't tell where he is going & now his eyes stay dilated & has that scared look all the time. He eats like a horse & is skin & bones, looks like he is starved. So sad, but it isn't about me it is about keeping him as comfortable as possible for as long as he isn't in pain.

I get most of the channels y'all are talking about, on my little antennas that thumbtack to the wall. Most of the time they are on GRIT or ME... or local stations for weather or local news. I hardly ever just sit to watch, kind of background noise but now & then something stops me & I will watch.

Hummmmmmm, had a time out, Callie had one of her rolling over shaking all over fits & managed to puncture 2 holes in my foot with her claws, drew blood. I put rubbing alcohol on the spots & then the 1% whatever the stuff is for everything... This is the 3rd time this week that I've watched her have those shaking uncontrolable movements, they don't last but a minute & she seems fine after. So far I've never been able to pick her up, she fights to get free. She's lived here for about 7 years but around since before she brought her babies to us 12-13 years ago & loves to be petted & talked to, but can't reach down to pet her with both hands, she smart enough to know someone can grab with both hands. SO, would not be easy to get her into a cage to take to a vet & it's really a problem. Much too cold to make her stay outside, although she prefers to go out when the sun is warm & she can find shelter from the wind. I will never get in this situation again, that's for sure! 

I'm going to bed & hope for some sound sleep tonight. Busy day tomorrow, laundry & still those boxes to get to the basement storage. Sweet dreams & God Bless. Good night, Jane, (((hugs)))

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone. well I have been upseince 5 AM. have a Bit of bad cough and nasty Nse this morning,Thank god for a handy kleanex box of tisues. It Is 31º and clear this morning. Hope you all Have a great day better than I am having.



Good Morning Everyfriend and especially you, LLOYD.  I hope the day finds you feeling better!

I have everything set up to can my soup today but I have to take Cooper for a walk first and I'm not looking forward to that!  It's only 28º out there this morning and it's only going up to 35 for the day!  I do think winter has arrived!

I better get started if I'm going to get the soup done before Frankie comes home from work or my daughter, Cathy shows up.  I slept pretty good last night.  Cooper decided to join me about an hour before my alarm went off and he just snuggled in and kept that side of me warm.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. 

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Locally 30-32 degrees and some light rain/freezing rain. Lots of accidents and falls. EMS service is backed up with some people waiting.  Drivers don't seem to understand that ice is slippery.  I don't have to go out at all but son has appointment later.  I assume it will warm a bit as the morning goes on.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Good morning.

We were off and running early this morning to have Kyles blood work done. Heading back into town to pick up material for another trug. Afterwards I am either going to corral all those dust bunnies or fatten them up for market!! Laundry is also calling.
Highway trucks are out salting the roads....must be going to get something nasty. Temp is 29° at the moment.

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


Cold and rainy here, too.  I'm not going anywhere.  We actually had snow on Sunday and Monday but the ground was too warm so nothing stuck for very long and turned to rain.  We've had a lot of rain and some flooding.  Power outages occured when the wind was high but I think most of that has been fixed.  Back roads are still icy in spots.

We enjoyed the Hoppin' John I made for New Year's.  I made such a big pot of it that we are still eating leftovers.  It is a good winter weather meal.  Like a thick and hearty bean soup.

Not a lot going on here and I'd like to keep it that way for awhile.

In regard to tv shows....I cut the cord a long time ago and bought Roku.  That and, a handful of subscription streaming channels and an over-the-air antenna gives me all the shows and movies and news I could possibly want.  The only reason I keep Spectrum cable is because of Internet and Phone.  If I didn't dislike talking on a cell phone so much I wouldn't even have the Internet phone.

Take care.


Good morning everyone, the gloom is back, overcast again. Never got over 30°yesterday but the bright sunshine was much appreciated.  Might have showers today but who knows?  I don't know if I get a CNA today or not. That company is  or was the best around but lately it is terrible.  I know the covid has a lot to do with lack of CNAs but they still can do a better job of keeping clients informed.

PATRICIA  if I lived in Fairbanks I would be a hermit in the winter. I used to go out in all weather and temperatures but now I want to stay inside and warm.   

JANE  this is a day when I rather be laying on the couch watching TV through closed eyelids like someone I know. 

LLOYD  hope it is nothing more than a cold you have.

Better get ready for the day, might have a CNA or not, still have to get dressed.

AMY  drive careful.

PHYLLIS  like you I dislike talking on a cell phone but good to have one when Cox is down.

Have a good day and stay safe and healthy.                                           

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Good morning, minus 33 here up from our overnight low of minus 40. There are still some outages, the state's been declared a disaster area, and the National Guard has been called in for assistance. However, they're concentrating on smaller communities to the south for snow removal, avalanche controls, and using bulldozers to reach and repair power lines along roads.

Our city center has been cleared but not the outlying areas or the suburbs. They did make a narrow trail down the center of most city roads, but taxis are still unable or unwilling to travel to certain areas.

I also plan to be a couch potato until warmer temperatures and more snow melts occur. We have 2% humidity and clear skies so that might be a while.