September 25, 2009 - Msg 75328: Hi y'all,
Just made a batch of peach cobbler muffins um um.Boy thems some good stuff. See ya. Hey to all.

September 25, 2009 - Msg 75329: Who made that!
I am going to do pumpkin bread.. . .we need to get together and have a taste test!
hm

September 25, 2009 - Msg 75330:
Good sweep!
Possum- i too am praying. One thing YOU CAN do is to address the demon of alcoholism directly and rebuke it, command it to get out, and bind it.
And i don't mean that in some figurative sense, I mean it for real! We are up against "principalites and powers of the air" not just flesh and blood.
Also, Jesus gave us the KEYS to the Kingdom. A key can open something or it can LOCK IT UP!
So stand firm as a Christian and lock them up!
Believe me, it works! I've seen it work! Amen
Alleluia!
I was going to say that in an email, but for those believers on this porch, i thought i'd just say it for all to see and 'hear.' If you want to
do it too, go for it, because 'greater is He who is in us, then he who is in the world"

September 25, 2009 - Msg 75331:
Oops, that was me, MDC. woohoo!

September 25, 2009 - Msg 75332: Amen to that,MDC. Thank you very much,friend.You too,Mavis.
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possum under a rock

P.S. Quick update-I have Laci for the weekend due to her mom being sick. My mama tried to get surgery sis over there with another "malady",but sister did not take the bait.Pretty much said,well,I sure am sorry ,I'm unable to do anything & that was it.Oh,I think she offered for her husband to spend the night over at Mama's if she was so ill. I told my sister I'd send mine over too! I called to check on Mama later,she told me she was "doing quite well." Of course,I didn't let on that I'd heard about her little ploy.Just said I'll bring Laci over in the morning to visit.And as worn out as I am,the stress level has dropped considerably now that I have Laci to focus on. My daughter getting sick might have been a good thing-well,not for her,but in the overall scheme of things.It'll get better.


So,progress is being made.

September 25, 2009 - Msg 75333: Stand tough possum! You'll not regret it. Call and commend your sister for standing tough too. As the old song goes- "United we stand, divided we fall" (prey to mom's manipulating)
Looks like a beautiful weekend here on my side of the porch. Too bad I have to work this weekend. Have a good weekend. ~New Neighbor


September 25, 2009 - Msg 75334: Just checking in gang....im about tired of all this work!....more rain tomorrow....ok...let me get some of this stuff dispatched out...it is slowing down some....back in a bit...FOOD?...SPOT

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75335: Morning gang....finally got caught up here at work...got a wedding to go to today at 1pm...got my check from allatate ins for my new roof.....hope to get started in a week or so....well Rev will send ya a plate of this breakfast: 3 eggs your way,country ham,bisquits and gravy,grits,hashbrowns,fried apple rings,coffee,Oj,Milk...hey there NN,possum,Boo,Lucy,Asa bring a local paper to breakfast ok.....prayers and have a mayberry kink of a day....SPOT

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75336: Wake up Spot. Your paws are typing the wrong letters again and you now have Mayberry catagorized unbecomingly. Let me fix breakfast. Better yet, where's Big Maude?
Hope ya'll in the south get to dry out your skivies soon. You'll be chaffing.
Asa- is it cold on your side of the porch? Snows' on the way.
Better get ready for work...taking in a big pan of homemade apple crisp and icecream for all the unfortunate one who have to work...like me! Gotta run. Blessing and safety today. ~New Neighbor

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75337: Hi All.
Thank Spot for someing all the rain you all had this way and the cold too!
I'm going to lost one of my friend , she is going to mover from here because of all the flod yhat she in her backyesr.
She the oe that help keep a eye o stepdad everytime he go fishing and we all sat on her front porch.
IHer grandkids like it wind I come there because I take the time to have fun abd play what thim.

TOM


September 26, 2009 - Msg 75338: Good morning Porch, wow, 2 breakfasts, thanks Spot & New Neighbor ya'll know what they say? Eatin' speaks louder than words, and boy this bunch can do some eatin! I'm trying to wake up and get ready to get out of here, I'm hosting a Pampered Chef party at my aunt's house today! I love Pampered Chef, they have some of the neatest things. Anyway, I'll bring ya'll some lunch, baked chicken, mexican salad and chocolate volcano cake, all made in those products. So ya'll have a good one and I'll see you later.
*Mavis

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75339: Hey Tom we musta been sittin on the porch at the same time. I'm sorry you are losing one of your good neighbors, is she just sick of being flooded out or did the floods mess her house up so bad she had to move?
*Mavis

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75340: So sorry you are losing your friend, TOM...I know that hurts.:-(

Possum, I know you have been going through so much but you seldom talk about it. If you need to vent, vent away. I know I have done my share of it. Like Ro, I don't really advocate divorce but I think sometime seperation is needed. I would strongly recommend a book by James Dobson called, Love Must Be Tough. It was writtin for people in your situation. We are here for you. In fact, maybe you can come down for a visit after the first of the year, when the house is done and the weather is cooler. It might do you some good to get away and we could have Romeena come down, too. All you would have to do is jump in the car and head to South Texas.

NN, how wonderful that you pray for us like that! I think i will try a system like that at my computer area.

Well, took Sean to Houston yesterday and they changed his Zoloft to Paxil, which he has taken before and it worked well on the anxiety and OCD issues. It was a long day because i was up so early to get there by 9am and I was getting into Houston during the morning rush hour. Crazy traffic and crazy drivers! I think if I had a smaller car it would be easy but trying to navigate that big Yukon in and out of traffic on a 5-lane highway is nerve-wracking. We got to the hospitol on time and it was a fairly quick appointment so we were out of Houston by 11am. I stopped at Garden Ridge Pottery in Sugarland for a bit to look at all their Christmas decorations. Can't believe how early they are stocking the shelves for Christmas.

Well, got to push away from this computer and get going. I woke up with a headache...not a severe one. I think Advil will handle it...probably has something to do with all the driving and lack of sleep yesterday. I have cataracts already and am not seeing as well as I used to.

See you all later..

Boo

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75341: Good afternoon, porch. I've been a little misplaced since yesterday, but things are back to normal now. Toye Starr was very sick, and had me really worried. All day yesterday, about every half hour, she would stop and gag and spit up a quarter-sized blob of white foam. She wouldn't eat, didn't even drink water, and just looked miserable, posture sort of tense and strained. Every time I sat down, she would hop in my lap, climb onto my chest and sleep. Her tail stayed curled over her back, though, so I figured she was okay. She will go off her feed for a few hours now and then, so I wasn't too worried. Then about 8 pm she made a potty, and it was nothing but clotted blood. Scared me to death. I called her vet, who is a personal friend, and he said he'd meet me at the office. He diagnosed a hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, gave her some Reglan for the nausea, some Amforol for the infection, and sent us home with a bottle of it, to be given every four hours, precisely. So I was up at 4 to give it, awake for a couple of hours just watching her, then up at 8, and up ever since. She's feeling much better, ate a little this morning, and has been carrying toys around all day. Naturally, I've been praying too, so -- thank you, Lord!

Boo, you've got cataracts? You're too young for that! I was past sixty when I realized I had them. After Medicare kicked in, combined with my ins#rance from work, I had them removed and Restor lenses put in, didn't cost me but $37.50 total. I now have 20/20 vision, better than I've ever had in my life.

I'm glad things went well with Sean's doctor visit. Sounds like he might be back on the right track now. I sure do hope so. It's hard on you and him and everyone else when his meds are messed up.

Tom, I'm so sorry your friend is moving away. That's too bad. Good friends and neighbors are a blessing, and it hurts to lose one.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up something to eat. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75342: Wow, hope Toye is ok...keep us informed, Ro.

Boo

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75343: Evenin' y'all- thanks,Boo. I'll have to look for that book & I would love to take a road trip & hang out with you & Ro! Maybe I can make it happen.All us Porchsters out there hitting the highways- Spot in his camper, Pappa Bear heading out to visit MDC in Arizona,Rev out on tour,& perhaps a driving possum too?? Watch out,America! Ha!
Ro,sure hope Toye perks up. That had to really give you a scare.Sounds like she's getting better,though-that's good!
Tom,I'm sorry that your friend is moving away.I know you feel bad about it. Some of my family just moved out West & I sure miss them.I know how you feel.
Well,I've got Laci this weekend (think I said so already)-probably will keep her thru Monday because her mom is sick & we didn't want Laci to catch it. Laci had a lot of congestion last night,didn't seem sick,but I wanted to be on the safe side so took her to the doctor.Turns out she has an ear infection. She is happy & fine,so I guess we caught it in time.
Well,let me back up on the "happy & fine".. she was NOT happy or fine with the doctor! We had a time getting her to hold still so he could check her- he even grabbed my bra strap once (by mistake!)while trying to get a grip on Laci- LOL! And whatever he had for breakfast had garlic in it-ha!
Latest on my mama is she is behaving. Laci & I saw her after the doctor's visit-she seemed okay.
Well, I need to hit the ironing board & regain some energy! Y'all have a good evening!
*******************
possum under a rock

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75344: Oh,yeah, cataracts,Boo? I can't believe that. Bless your heart. Oh, & I hope Sean does well on the meds.
possum again

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75345: Hi porch friends.Prayers for ToyeStarr Ro,that had to be scary.Possum,prayers for your situation too,unfortunately,I've been in that position and mine ended in divorce.It was the best thing I ever did,but,by no means was it an easy choice.Wish I could take a trip and meet all the porch friends.Pappa Bear is going to visit MDC,how nice!Spot,so sorry to see all the flooding Cobb county has.I just saw it on the news again today.Boo,driving in Houston would give anybody a headache,I definitley don't miss it.Well,gotta close friends.Take care-ky girl

September 26, 2009 - Msg 75346: Yes, cataracts but doc says it is just the beginning of cataract formation...not bad yet.

Hope Laci is well soon.

Hey KY Girl..good to hear from you.

I found out that an old friend I used to work with died suddenly of a heart attack. He was such a great guy. I feel for his family.

Well, better get to bed. I am really tired tonight. Worked out on the homestead today, cleaning up...picking up shingles, scrap wood, and trash.

Boo

September 27, 2009 - Msg 75347:
Prayers for all!
Pleasant dreams.
MDC

September 27, 2009 - Msg 75348: Good morning, porch. Just passing by as I prepare to leave for church. Toye Starr is feeling fine, hasn't yet realized that I'm getting ready to leave. She'll be chapped, but she'll get over it. Yes, that little episode did scare me. Memories of the Plum's last days came back strong, poor little girl. I wonder if I'll ever stop missing that sweet little thing?

Boo, you're wise to pick up the trash around the new house. Too often, after the house is completed, they will just drop a load of topsoil and run a blade over it, covering all that stuff up. You'll be digging a hole for a shrub and run into bricks, or piles of dried mortar, pieces of shingle, whatever. One suggestion - toward the end, ask the builder to trench out any areas where you expect to have flowerbeds. Dig it out about six to eight inches deep, and have compost brought in to backfill those trenches. You might be able to save some money by getting the compost yourself. Some cities have a program for that, using the chipped material brought in by the tree-trimmers and brush trucks. Some sell it (usually cheap) or even give it away. Just be sure it's well-rotted, finished compost. Anyway, backfill those trenches with it, till it in, and you will be able to plant anything you want and it will grow. Now mind you, that suggestion comes from someone whose house sits on a bed of hardpan and clay. You might have great soil - actually, I think you said once that you do. Trust me, though, even if the soil in the area is good, the soil next to your house now is going to have undesirable components, as a result of the construction, and it will be trampled and hard-packed. A load of compost never hurt anybody! (Don't any of you touch that line!)

Well, gotta hit the shower. Be good, and since REV isn't here, I'll say it for him - Remember God loves you! --Romeena

September 27, 2009 - Msg 75349: Morning Family:
Jope you have a blessed Sabbath. I have to work today so will say a prayer for everyone.
Boo- at least you're Biblical! "We see dimly now ..." Just kidding.
Will check back in after work.
Ky girl- maybe one day we can meet. We don't live THAT far away!
Blessing ~New Neighbor

September 27, 2009 - Msg 75350: OK..OK..had some fat paws...probably waterlogged!...just about back to normal here to work...im here on OT till 6pm...then home to do some inside painting...hey Romeena,Boo,ky,MDC,Tom and all...lets have a BLT and tomato soup for lunch....SPOT

September 27, 2009 - Msg 75351: Good Sabbath all.

Gosh Ro, so sorry that Starr was ailing, but it sounds like you got it nipped in the bud. That's good.
Hey NN, not been to cold here yet. It is supposed to get a blast this week though. But 90 here tomorrow and 50 by Wednesday.

Sorry your friend is moving Tom. I hope you'll find another good neighbor to have freindship with.

Boo, I have to agree with Ro concerning compost. They say in Real Estate the key is location, location, location. In gardening the key is compost, compost, compost! Be like a politician, pile it on deep and see what grows.

Glad maybe your Mom is settling down some Possum.

Well guess I better go se what I can round up for lunch. I've got some leftover chicken wings, but they came off from a chicken thats done a lot of flying if you ask me. Not much to look at, and even less to munch on.

Asa

September 27, 2009 - Msg 75352: Asa you can have one of these BLT"s I got made if ya want...SPOT

September 27, 2009 - Msg 75353: Good afternoon, porch. I almost talked myself out of going to church this morning, and I sure am glad I didn't. Our pastor delivered a fine sermon, as always - he's just NEVER dry as dust - and then Sunday School was such a blessing. It always is - we have a large class of terrific, committed women. (Some say we should BE committed, but that's another story.) We usually have about 35 on any given Sunday. There's a nucleus of around fifteen or twenty of us that have been together since dirt was made. The rest are those folks who come and go - move in, stay a while, move away. They're important too, and our teacher is the kind who draws people in and gets them on board for however long they're with us. We always have some project going, some sort of outreach opportunity. Add to that the fact that she's an excellent teacher, and it's a recipe for success. But wait, there's more!

We had surprise visitors in our SS department gathering, before the classes divide. It was Jerry and Susan, the missionary couple from Mongolia!! I hadn't seen them since this time last year, so it was really a treat. Salt of the earth, those two. They're stateside for a few months, doing some fund-raising and scrounging for needed equipment and supplies.

It's amazing what God can do when you involve Him in your efforts. Last fall, when they were here doing the same thing, a chance encounter hooked them up with a big kahuna from the Blue Bell creamery. Jerry asked him a few questions about the dairy business, because he's trying to build up a dairy herd in Mongolia to provide fresh dairy products for the town people they serve. As it turned out, Blue Bell was upgrading their milking and milk processing machinery, and the man offered to DONATE their old machinery to the mission. This wasn't broken-down stuff, it's what Blue Bell was using right then, until the new stuff came in. Thousands of dollars worth of equipment, just like that. Definitely a God thing.

Well, gotta go see if I can catch a nap so I can work tonight. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75354:
R0- So cool the way God works!
Just dont pull those horse hairs out of your suit! ha
Dang, Spot's Bulldogs beat ASU...again!
Did the stop, start race in dover ever finish today?
Good Sabbath to you all.
MDC

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75355: Mornin' Dears & Honeys! Can't rock long-busy with Miss Laci. Laci says come over to the rock for breakfast-bacon,eggs,toast,grits,pancakes,& lots of other good stuff!
***********
possum u.a.r.

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75356: Morning All:
Mornin' Possum- know you'll be busy with Lacy. Hug her for me. ((( )))
Ro- Is little Starr feeling better?

I have the day off, but Neighbette isn't feeling too good this morning. It may be the meds the Vascular Surgeon has her on...I have a call into the Dr. now.
Better get hooked up to the vacuum. How does a house get so dirty in 3 days? Oh that's right---KIDS!
Check in later- thanks for the breakfast Possum. ~New Neighbor

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75357: Good Morning Porch friends! Fall is certainly in the air here in NE TN, except we have had some real frog stranglers here in the past week, unusual for this time of year, lots of folks flooded out. I sure hope Big Maude & her family are ok in all this, wish she would check in. Romeena how very cool is that story about the Blue Bell donation! I bet Jerry was just beyond excited! My Pampered Chef party went great, not many showed up because of the rain, but that's ok, I was half expecting Noah & his wife to show up for lunch. (teehee) I'm sseriously thinking of becoming a consultant for them since I'm retired now, I have more time AND it's extra money, but best of all, I can earn free products! I love Pampered Chef! Got alot done around the house here this weekend, & hope to have my kitchen all put together by the end of the week, boy I hope so, washing dishes in the bathtub or in that little sink in the motorhome is getting real old, real fast. Oh well, at least I have water TO wash dishes in, so it could be worse.
Well, I have stained glass orders to get started on sometime today and a kennel club meeting tonight AND more Amish Friendship Bread to bake, so I best hop to. Be Blessed Friends & possum tell Miss Laci thanks for breakfast!
*Mavis

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75358: Sorry there New Neighbor didn't mean to yak right over you. Hope your little Neighette gets to feeling better.
*Mavis

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75359:
I love Blue Bell! And I love it even more since I read your post, Ro. That was nothing short of nice. Real nice.

Btw, Ro, you're spot on about that compost. Nothing will bring old, dead dirt back to life like a good, well-rotted vegetable compost.

Some years ago, we moved into an old house on the street where we lived when I was born. Well, that had to be the very same sad soil that was in the garden back in the late '50s, because it was it just dead! Nothing would grow there. My dear friend Greg came over and helped me start a compost heap. I composted all that summer, fall and winter, and the following spring I mixed that good old compost into the old soil and wound up growing the biggest, healthiest tomatoes (and herbs) I'd ever seen. I had so many tomatoes I had trouble getting rid of them all! My neighbors and family were sick of tomatoes, WE were sick of tomatoes.. even DH's co-workers were sick of tomatoes. LOL

Oh dear, I think I just planted the seed (no pun intended ;-p) for an upcoming winter project. The soil at the house we're in now is abominable. It's a sad thing when even your xeriscape plants look at you like, ".. yeah, right, lady...."

sigh...... Wish me luck. :-)

~Dež~




September 28, 2009 - Msg 75360: Des how amazing. I was thinking about you this morning and here you are! I hardly ever come here and decided that maybe I'd see a post from you. And I did.


How are you, lady??? It's been a long time since I have seen your distinctive s!


Ellen AKA Andelina


September 28, 2009 - Msg 75361: Well hey Des,possum,Asa,mavis,Ro,NN getting sorta back to norm here at work...im here till 6am tomorrow...camping again Friday!...cool weather this time...big fire and good food...4 maybe 5 couples going with their campers...well let me whup up some vittles:Meatloaf,cream taters with gravy,corn on the cob,greenbeans,rolls,maude slaw,Boo tea,green onions and a evening newspaper...Asa wear shoes....prayers and Rev I will send you a plate....SPOT

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75362: Starting to feel a bit under the weather this afternoon...hope I'm not getting the flu! I hate getting the flu. Had a terrible case last spring.

Tonight is bible study at the drug rehab...hope I am up to going. Please send up a prayer!

Boo

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75363: A long day and I am hungry. Guess I'll go fix supper!!

hm

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75364: whew porch friends,I can use some prayers.My day started off with my car not wanting to start and I had to call my neighbor from the gas station to give me a jump.Then,I was driving down a hill,the wind caught my car hood{the latch has been partially broken since I hit a deer last winter}and the hood hit my windshield and smashed the middle of it to little pieces.Thank God it didn't fall in on me.Now,I can't drive it until I get the windshield fixed which won't be until next Saturday.My older kids are driving me back and forth to school.My nerves are shot,please keep me in your prayers-ky girl

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75365: Hey to Ellen. Good to see you.

Supper sounds fine Spot. Meatloaf...beatloaf... I love meatloaf! (I ain't like the kid in Christmas Story cepting I do sound like a pig when I eat although I try to keep the mashed taters out of my nostrils)

I hope you ain't got the flu either Boo and you can make it to rehab and do His errand.

A hungry hm. Keep her away from the meatball recipe, please. :)

Sounds like you had a rough Monday morning alright there ky girl. I pray things will get better for you quick. Look for the hidden blessings there. Maybe you avoided something real terrible happening by those events. I always try to tell myself that when having a bad day. Might work. :)

Mavis, your poor Skins are not looking so good dear. Dee-troit? Even O'malley can't believe that.

Well better see what useful thing I can do. Anyone here do any woodworking? I'm trying to build Mariah (my oldest Grandaughter) a doll house. I'm finding wood putty and sandpaper is a good friend of mine cause I'm lousey at fitting things. lol

Asa

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75366:

Well well well, if it ain't Andelina! You're not going to believe this, but just last night I was telling one of my daughters I knew someone who'd actually seen the Beatles. I said, "Remember the lady in California who sent me the fabric? HER!" Referring, of course, to you. And here you are. You beat all, you know that? Do you still have my email address? If so, please drop me a line!

Prayers for you, Boo. I hope you get to feeling better.

Prayers to you, too, ky girl. I hope you get that windshield fixed soon. Soooo glad you weren't injured!

~Dež~



September 28, 2009 - Msg 75367: Evenin' Porch,
Just dropping by for a quick rock. Hope all are well!
Tom, I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor.
Romeena- Glad to hear Toye Starr is doing better. When I read the first post I was so worried!
KyGirl- Prayin' for ya hun.
Possum- Alcoholism is a tough one. My Dad was an alcoholic for many years. My Mom kicked him out. He was worse for a year or two then finally he decided to quit. He called our pastor at the time and he quit cold turkey. He replaced it with sweets, and thankfully diabetes doesn't run in our family, and so he's doing well. He and Mom reunited. They've been married since 1963!
Dess- I have no idea how you do that S thing and it is cool!
Asa- I'm sure Mariah will love her grandaddy's doll house!
Mavis- Tell Jake to send me some biscuits and gravy!
Andelina- I don't believe we have met. How do you do?
We're hanging in here. I'm so glad that it's finally cooling off. I've been waiting for what seems like a month for fall. Spot, don't you agree it has been a scorcher this year?
I do have one request. Nick is showing major signs of rebellion. His spirit isn't "right". Just so happens he spent the weekend with his Mom. Please pray for him, for I fear he will move in with his Mom again and he will be pure evil.
I'll check in with y'all later!
Blessings,
~Lucy

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75368: Well, not only did I get to feeling better, but I got to feeling fine in no time. I think that maybe I was having an episode of low blood sugar. I had been so busy I had not eaten in a long time. I ate a little yogurt and felt fine soon after.

"..do His errand", ASA...I love that! We had an amazing night at the rehab. If only I could take all of you out there just once. How you would love it! We showed two different groups of girls a video about the universe that God created/is creating. It showed some great pictures taken from the Hubel telescope and told some amazing facts about other galaxies and so on. The girls just loved it (and so did I). I believe it made them think. After we prayed with the first group, one of the girls that always attends, gave me a hug and wouldn't let go. It was sweet but I was kind of standing there wondering when she would let go. I think she held on for 10 minutes..no kidding. I guess she needed the human contact, she is precious. I just love being there with them. We laugh, we cry, we get amazed at what God is doing...it's a great time that I sure wish I could share with you all.

Well, been a long but good day. I think I will turn in a little early. I have little Emily in the morning and we all know I need to rest up for that little tornado.

Prayers for Nick...hang in there Lucy.

Goodnight!

Boo

September 28, 2009 - Msg 75369:
Hello porch family......been away from the porch for a couple days. I came home off of my tour this past week and we all got bad colds here at the house. We are better but it's still nagging us.

A lot of prayer concerns on the porch. Please know that I'm praying over each of them.

Spot....thanks brother for sending me the plates.

Ro mentioned in a post above that since I (Rev.) was not here, she would say it for me...."Remember....Jesus loves you." Well if I could I would like to share a little story with you guys. That is a saying that I have ended my concerts with for over 20 years. I say that at the close of my concerts everynight. So a while back my wife and I decided to get some of the rubber braclets that are so popular now with that saying printed on it. On one side it will have "Remember - Jesus Loves You" and the other side with have "Rocky Morris Ministries" on it. Hope to get them for the cd table before I head out on my next long tour.

Suppose to cool off here in SC this week. That sounds good to me.

Well I better get some sleep. You all have a blessed night. Prayers for all the porch family.
Now remember....Jesus loves you!
-REV.

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75370: COOL here in Ga...high 40"s...gona be nice camping Friday!...Yer welcome Rev..hope yall feel better....hey Possum how is Laci?...ok...Breakfast at Cracker Barrell on Asa and I...im getting off work at 6am and will be back at 10 pm tonight....will holler when I get up....prayers....SPOT

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75371: Love the bracelet idea, REV. Good to have you back!

Where's breakfast, SPOT? I'll buy.

Boo

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75372: Boo's buying? Count me in. I'm as hungry as an old buzzard!
That bracelet idea is a dandy Re v. I like it.
Good to see you Lucy, and I will add Nick to my prayer list for sure.
Well we are under a winter storm warning here starting tonight. A cold front is due in and expected to bring a fott or more of snow to the mountains, and possibly the snow level will drop down to the bench area. I hope it doesn't get to carried away. Me and the Mrs. are planning a drive up the mountains on Saturday morning to see the fall colors, maybe get some pictures.
Well better "get to it" as Aunt Bee would say. I got lots to do before the storm comes.
Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day.

Asa

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75373: hey Y'all- haven't caught up on the posts from yesterday & today-just kinda skimmed.
Boo,feel better!
Laci is much better,she went home yesterday (she cried & latched on to me,didn't want me to go-I almost cried!) but she needed to get back home & go to school. I'm sure she's having a fun time in class today.
Will catch up later,as I need to run errands for my mom & sister-neither able to drive. My sister is able to get around a bit since the foot surgery,she visits Mama every now & then,& there have been no more falls- Surprise! (ha!)
I'll see y'all later-have a good day!
**********
possum

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75374: A "fott of snow'?...Gee, that sounds like alot,ASA;-)...I'm being sarcastic to mask the extreme jealousy that I am feeling right now! It is HOT and HUMID here!:-(

Boy, you're busy Possum! Take care...

Boo

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75375: A fott of snow - that's interesting. Have you ever considered becoming a teacher of inventive spelling!

hm

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75376: Good morning, porch. I have a major prayer request. Just got home from work and played my phone messages. There was one from my daughter Heather, in Fredericksburg. Her speech was slurred and garbled, and she sounded like she was high or something. Most of what I could understand was "Mom, I'm fine, I'm really fine." What happened was - she had a terrible wreck. Her little Honda was t-boned by a big Dodge Ram, which totaled the car, and could easily have totaled her! She's in the hospital with a chest tube in place for a collapsed lung, and lots of soreness and bruising and such, but no other major injuries identified so far. I'm debating whether, or when, to head down there. Can't go today as I'm falling asleep over the keyboard right now. We don't need another wreck in the family. So my friends, please pray for her. She's like me, can't take narcotics in any way, shape or form, as even a light dose will produce violent nausea and confusion. So, she's going through this on the strength of Tylenol and Motrin. Not fun. Please pray for comfort and relief from pain for her, and that no other injuries are lying hidden.

I'd love to read the last couple of days, but I'm just too sleepy. Still trying to settle things on the rent house with the slab leak - spent much of yesterday working on that instead of sleeping, so last night was rough. I'm headed for bed. Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75377:
Hi Folks,
Ro- you bet i will be praying! But, yes, sleep first! Sounds like she is in good hands.
B00- Thanks for hugging that girl! i'm sure that sisterly love that you give so well is EXACTLY what she needed. You are a bird in this world!
Also all, please pray for the Philippines! Flooding is really BAD there. Donate if you can. We know people there and FINALLY heard from them.
Also, two more typhoons are heading their way!
Des and Andelina, glad you could meet up once again. Thank you Floyd!
God bless you all,
MDC

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75378: Prayers for Heather. We serve a big God who is holding her in His hands. Prayers for you and your family, Ro.

Thanks, MDC, and thanks for reminding us of the needs in the Philippines.

Boo

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75379: Praying for Heather,Ro. And for you as well because I know how Mama's worry- especially when their child is hurt. God Bless!
************
possum again

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75380: My prayers for Heather and Ro as well.

Asa



September 29, 2009 - Msg 75381:

Praying for Heather, Ro. Please keep us posted.

~Dež~



September 29, 2009 - Msg 75382: More prayers from Indiana Ro

hm

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75383: Hey gang been working outside....hitting the shower....headed to work at 10....any leftover supper?....can someone fix an old dog a plate?...SPOT

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75384: Hey, friends! Keep those prayers coming. I just spoke to Robbi, my other daughter down there, and she says Heather is really perking up and doing well. The plan is to remove the chest tube on Thursday, and if the lung remains inflated, she'll go home on Friday. I think I'm not going to make a mad dash down there right now - nothing I can do anyway while she's in the hospital. Edwin's sister is there keeping the house running, Edwin is very ept, the oldest boy drives so can get himself and his brother to school, the baby goes to daycare - they really have it covered pretty well. She's in the hospital that she works with - she's the liaison/coordinator person for the Hospice organization there, so works closely with the hospital. She's being given the VIP treatment there, of course. So I think I won't just fall out of my tree right now and rush down there - may go when she goes home and needs an extra pair of hands. Anyway, keep the prayers coming, they're effective!

I love you guys and gals. --Romeena

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75385: Praying for Heather and quick healing. PTL she was not injured any more severe. We do serve a loving God who will comfort and cradle your baby- Ro. ~New Neighbor

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75386:
Ro......I'm praying for Heather. Thanks for bringing this need to your porch family. You know we love you!
-REV.

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75387: That sounds wise, Ro. She will really appreciate you being there when she is at home and can spend time visiting with you. I'm know you will be a huge help and a real morale boost.

Prayers continue that Heather's lung will remain inflated when they pull the chest tube.

Boo

September 29, 2009 - Msg 75388: hey to the porch.

Jelsik the Bulkhead

"I woke up this morning, it was drizzlin' rain
round the curve come a passenger train..."

--Waymore

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75389:
Well howdy Jelsik!
It's been about two blue moons since you last hit a porch plank with the bottom of yer shoe!
How all is well.
RO- Prayers continue!
Time for bed, so i'll hit the shower, then the ironing board. Need some adventure sleepin! (:
MDC

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75390: Morning Family:
Just stopping by before getting ready for work.
Continued healing prayers for Heather.
Jelsik- Where have you been keeping yourself? You need to stop by more often and rock a little while.
Have a blessed day all~ New Neighbor

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75391: Morning Porch.
Raining like cats and dogs on my porch this morning and the the mountains are getting snow. They predict a fott to a fott and a half of the stuff. (For you smart aleks) :)

I pray Heather is still doing well Ro. Hope you got some quality rest yesterday.

Hey to Jelsik. Good to see you.

Hey, I just seen Otis come out of the Courthouse with what appeared to be tomater splashed all over his shirt. And Judd was right behind him making a bee-line to the Diner. And Goober was munching on a hard boiled egg. Strange goings on around here I tell ya.

Asa

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75392: Morning, NN...hope you have a wonderful day.

It's still very warm here in south texas but maybe some clouds and rain, which is nice. It's shaping up to be a full day.

Prayers for my porch friends.:-)

When and where's breakfast?...How about taquitos at my favorite taquito joint, next to the tatoo shop...? It's good AND cheap.

Boo

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75393: Asa...I think that's smart "aleck"...har, har...actually I don't know how its spelled. Better get up...my fotts asleep.;-)

Boo

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75394: Well, hope your fott wakes up Boo and that you have a Mayberry "kink" of a day! Ha! I just saw spot's typo from a few days ago-that's funny!

Continued prayers for Heather.

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possum under a rock

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75395:
Hey Folks

Very cool and wet here this morning.

Romeena-Prayers have been offered for Heather and your family. Now that your on the case I'm sure all will be well.

Asa-We're buttoning things up for winter on this end of the Porch also. If you folks are seeing snow that means we have a few weeks before ya'll send your cold air over our warm lakes, then the fun begins anew.

auh2o

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75396: Andelina!!! So good to see you dear! I have wondered about you so many times over the last years, how you were, what you were doing, where you were! So glad to see you here! Hope you decide to stay & rock a while, I miss your jokes & fine wit!! And Jelsik!! It looks like Old Home Week here this week! Must be that fott of snow coming from Asa's place that is drawing ever'body out. It's just like that time the gold truck came through & the whole town came out! Romeena Prayers for Heather, I am so glad she is not hurt more seriously! Maybe it's best for you to wait until she gets home, she will need help I'm sure. Asa I'm about ready to send them Skins TO Dee-troit with Chuck. But you know better than that, no matter how bad they do, I still keep on rootin for them. Prayers for everyone that needs them. Lucy hope things settle down with Nick & this is just a little wake from being at his mother's house. Well, best get off here for a while & try to get some coffee in me, talk to you fine folks later.
*Mavis
and you and me and Gomer and Laura Lee Hobbs will be there to meet it

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75397:
Now a tidal wave and a big quake. wow
Prayers, prayers, prayers.
Weird happenings around the globe.
Take care,
MDC

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75398: Hi All.
Hate all this cold and rain.

LITTLE BIRD

Little bird, you bring such joy
In your flight across the sky
As you are ever a reminder
Of our Almighy God on high.
For in your constat prosence,
It's the Holy Spirit we see
Who, with outstretched wings,
Guides us to our destiny.

TOM


September 30, 2009 - Msg 75399: Asa- If one's a fott, then are 2 fett? Teehee It's me, it's me, try not to labor Just little ole me ~New Neighbor

September 30, 2009 - Msg 75400:
Hello porch family......praying that you all had a blessed day. I just got in from my concert tonight. Sure feeling cool here in SC.

Well Spot....it's pretty much over for our Braves this year. They had a good closing run at it but just fell short. Next year.....

Ro...still praying for your daughter.

Boo...breakfast sounds good....I'll meet ya'll there.

Tom....love the poem.....Thank God for His Holy Spirit!

MDC....I'm with you brother...prayers for all the bad situations around the globe.

Well folks I'm heading to bed. Sleepy and just plain ole worn out. Love and prayers for all our porch family. Give Jesus a great big hug before you go to sleep tonight. HE loves you!
-REV.

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75401: Hey yall...and Yea Rev its been a up and down year...at least they are playing good at the end..hey TOM,Romeena,Mavis,Possum,NN,auh2o,MDC,hazel...Asa we are out of the rain till next week they say...still alot of damage to repair around the area...lots of bridges to rebuild and homes...well I get off at 6am till mon night so Friday its off to the camp site..gona do a low country boil sat night...gona have lots of friends up...gona have to pack the sweats...gona have lows in the 40"s and highs in the 70"s...GOOD weather...hope to fish some fri night...well I missed supper ,any leftovers?...prayers and I will check back in just a bit..SPOT

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75402: REV, I sure wish I could give Jesus a real hug. Well, someday...maybe soon. I'm going to tell you about something that happened to me today. Let me start by saying that yesterday while i was driving Erin home from school, we got on the subject of Christ's return. I told the kids, "I sure wish I knew if he was coming back soon", and Erin said, maybe you should ask for a sign. Well, I didn't want to discourage her but I didn't really think about it again..until this evening. We were out working on the place and it was near sundown. I stopped to look at the beautiful sunset and admire God's handiwork. The clouds were amazing....and the bottom edge tinged with a soft orange glow. I pulled out my phone to take a quick picture, hoping it might catch some of the beauty. Well, when I snapped the picture and saw it, I was stunned by what I saw. It was a cloud in the shape of Jesus' profile. I didn't even see it until I saw the picture after I took it...I saw it immediately and you all know me by now. I am not the type to make up something like this go looking for signs, etc., but this was just too clear to ignore. Now I am wondering if it might be my sign...hmmm...makes you think. With so much trouble in the world, maybe it will be soon.

Well, time to go to bed. It was a busy day but maybe I can spend more time on the porch tomorrow. Seems like lately I have been too busy to do much porch sitting.

Goodnight!

Boo

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75403: Morning gang....breakfast menu: 2 eggs your way,thick sliced bacon,grits,toast...coffee...SPOT

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75404: Morning, SPOT. I was reading an article in last month's TIME magazine called, "The Real Cost of Cheap Food" and they had some things to say about how pigs kept and processed in the food industry and I don't think I'll eat bacon again, thanks. I will eat eggs, toast and coffee, though....scramble the eggs, pretty please? Thanks! What's the weather like in your part, SPOT? It's warm and humid here, yuck.

Be back later...

Boo

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75405: Well I hope you can porch sit more to Boo. I know you have a busy life though.
That's interesting that you would mention about signs. I've been reading a book concerning that, signs of the times, and it's quite remarkable. No man knows the day, not even the Angels, but I do think the Lord has given us signs, for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, concerning the approaching hour. Anyway, it's fun to speculate on as long as we understand that's all it is. Speculation. I feel we are well into Saturday night though.

Yuk Yuk New Neighbor. Laugh it up funny girl. The Cache Valley got a half fott of snow yesterday and is in the low 20's this morning. I bet Courtney misses that. LOL

Hey MDC, I hear you guys won't make 100 today. Better get out your long johns buddy. :)

Well I have to go to Slat Lake for a pow wow this morning, so I better get. You don't have to look very far to see a felony in these big cities. That's where I belong you know. The asphalt jungle!

Asa

P.S. How is Heather doing today Ro?

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75406: Dang, Salt Lake. I don't know where Slat Lake is.

Asa

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75407: Good morning, porch. Home from work, dead tired. What a night!! The best thing I can say for it is, it's over. Enough of that.

Heather is doing q

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75408: Well!! I told you I was tired! Let's try that again - Heather is doing quite well, and thank you for asking, Asa, and everyone else. Thank you for your prayers for her. She's recovering nicely, may get to go home tomorrow. The plan is to remove the chest tube today, and see if the lung stays expanded. If so, she can go home tomorrow. She's ready!

Well, I'm off to eat a little bite, then to bed. It's cloudy, 77 degrees, and looks like it will rain. I hope so. There's no better sleeping than when you can hear the rain. Of course, in this house I just about have to imagine it, because the house is so tight I can't hear thunder, let alone rain, but it's a nice thought.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75409: Great news about Heather!

A friend of mine lost a cousin to swine flu this weeek; a 12 yr old girl. She took her to the doctor on Friday, no test was given for the flu and no Tamiflu given. By Monday her lungs filled with fluid they couldn't save her. Makes me just sick. There were six kids diagnosed this week in the local elementary school here. All the talk about the vaccine is that it isn't really safe because it wasn't accurately tested. Not sure what to do...give the kids the vaccine or not. Any of you know anything about it?

Asa, you told MDC to get out his long johns...how cruel!...I think MDC should take you out to the dessert and state you to an anthill (just kiddin);-)...better shut up before I put my fott in my mouth...

Boo

October 01, 2009 - Msg 75410:
Hello porch family......such a nice day here in SC.

Ro....That's great news on Heather. Still praying.

Boo....I do believe God gives us signs. And as you said, we can become "sign watchers" and see signs in everything but there are times that you just feel in your spirit that this is real.

Well Mrs Rev is under the weather. She's got a bacterial infection in her lungs. Dr put her on some meds so we're praying that will do it.

Well I'll check back later. Have a blessed day! Prayers for you all!
-REV.