January 24, 2008 - Msg 59840: test

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59841: Wow! I swept, and I wasn't even sure I was on the porch. Just saw some dust-bunnies and went after them.

Yeah, old Phelps is going to get it some day. He's going to push the wrong family just an inch too far, and someone is going to take him and some of his thugs out. Some distraught father trying to bury a solder son/daughter is going to snap, and that will be that. The man is a viper, and he leads a nest of vipers, and sadly, I really think they believe they're doing God's will. Unfortunately, God doesn't award points for intentions.

Well, gotta run. Time for Starr's nap, and mine as well. Be blessed! --Romeena

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59842:
Good sweep Romeena, now if you could just "sweep" all these NY and New England folks out of here!! haha. I had to laugh out loud when the NFL announced that it was planting 42 whole trees in our area to "offset the carbon footprint" of Superbowl 42. That was the same day it was also announced that over one thousand private jets will be landing here for the game! It is in a new stadium in a suburb of Phoenix-Glendale, AZ
Sorry, I havent checked the archives yet
APB for Dr. P. Where has he been?

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59843:
Barney: Ed Crumbpacker, Ed Crumbpacker, some guy you go hunting with twice a year!

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59844:
"Andy: Watch Miss Peggy, five skips.

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59845:
Barney: Now Floyd, this is our writ-in campaign motto: "Win With Taylor." Ya got that?
Floyd: (in his soft fading voice) win with talor, catchy.

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59846:
These tags quotes have been brought to you by M-D-C

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59847: I'm still having quite a bit of trouble getting here. This is the first time I've been able to, today.

I'm going to read what I've missed and will hopefully be able to get back! mw

January 24, 2008 - Msg 59848: It going to be a cold night down to 10.
We git a 2inch of snow.
I ben popping in and out of here all day, I hope thing are fix for good now.


January 24, 2008 - Msg 59849: I'm not too sure about that, New Neighbor. I think the crinkly side goes out. ;)
Course I won't be able to tell you until my grilled potatoes get done.

mw, we'll leave some bread crumbs out for you so you can find your way back.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59850: Good sweep Romeena!...breakfast will be sausage and egg bisquits and hashvrowns...back at work now..morning brother Rev,possum,sterling,TOM,hazel,boo,mavis,md,mdc,nn,mw,afd and all...prayers...back in just a bit...yall get 2 bisquits if ya want....SPOT

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59851: Thanks for them vittles Spot. Good eatin!
I'm still having trouble getting on here. Sometimes it works, most times not.
Maybe I need bigger wires. Anyone else having problems?


January 25, 2008 - Msg 59852: Asa - you might need to re-do your toolbelt to the new configuration or maybe your mullet needs a trim.
I couldn't get on last nite but no probs this morning.

Hubby's leg check went well so he can help out with some chores. Doc gave him some sleeping pills so we are all getting some sleep now. WE all needed it.

Pretty dang cold here - -4 when I left for work.


Ro - do you do windows?

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59853: Hi All.
Will it was 7 wind I git up, that to cold .
HM - Ro told me one that she do not do windows, beside who crazy to do wind it this cold


January 25, 2008 - Msg 59854: hi all

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59855: Hey all! I'm having trouble getting on, too, ASA. It's pretty spotty at best.

HM: "Work, work, work!" Glad to hear that Mr. HM is doing better.

I'll try and stop back later--emphasis on try. Thanks for keeping the porch up, FLOYD.


January 25, 2008 - Msg 59856: Barney: "Who can you trust these days? Not Gomer, that's for sure!!"

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59857: Hi M-T

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59858:
Hi Tom!! Hope you are well! Keep warm.
I think that the count is trying to mess up the porch!! haha Or maybe Floyd got a spider bite and he dropped the planks! Just kidding with ya Floyd.
We have been getting some much needed rain here in the Phoenix area.
Ro- did you see Woodstock and his buddies playing ice hockey on your birdbath? ha
Prayers for all!

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59859:
I got a line you got a pole, honey...

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59860: Who you calling honey?

Howdy, TOM. Still cold there? It is here, but no snow, thankfully.

MDC: Rain drop keep falling on your head?

In case I can't get back on later, y'll have a great weekend.


January 25, 2008 - Msg 59861: Here's the long and, perhaps, boring story about what *may* be causing the problems some of you are still seeing.

When our servers (tagsrwc.com's host) were changed on Monday, the IP address of the server changed. Every machine on the Internet has a unique identifying number, called an IP Address. A typical IP address looks like this -- -- which happens to be the tagsrwc.com server's new IP address.

When the IP changed, the Domain Name Servers (DNS) all over the Internet had to be updated to show the new IP address that's associated with TAGSRWC.com as being DNS is kind of like a phone book where you go to lookup a domain name (TAGSRWC.com) and you're given the "phone number" (IP address) of the server so you can call it and get an answer.

When you change an IP address, all the DNS servers on the Internet have to be told that the IP they have listed for your server has changed (like notifying folks you've changed your phone number). This *normally* takes about 72 hours for the information to be spread around but some DNS servers "cache" the information longer than others so the time varies.

Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) normally runs a DNS server to which your computer contacts to ask for DNS lookup information.

That said, your local computer can also cache information about the IP address of domains.

To flush and reset a client resolver cache using the ipconfig command so Start> Run and type
ipconfig /flushdns

Doing that will NOT hurt your computer and it may help clear some of the problems some of you are seeing.

You may also want to clear your browser cache (temporary internet files) as well.

You can check to make sure you are getting to the correct IP when you got to TAGSRWC.com by doing the following. Go Start > Run and type CMD
In the CMD window type: nslookup tagsrwc.com

You should see a result that list: Address:

If you get any other IP address....there's still a problem with DNS somewhere.

I hope that helps a BIT in explaining what's happening.

I'm sorry for the continued problems.


January 25, 2008 - Msg 59862: Probably a stupid question, Floyd, but if we are not having any more problems getting here, should we do the "flush" anyway?
That sounds like a new dance, "The Flush".;)

Thanks for your help as always, Floyd!

-Sterling Holobyte

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59863: Well, I made it on this evening! Hope the rest of you can. Sounds like it's real cold in some of your areas. Its in the 40's here and rainy. I had to take Sean to Houston today and talk about some crazy drivers! I was almost run over several times by speedy drivers (while it was raining...).

I agree, Possum, what is up with TVLand? I keep seeing commercials for a new show...something called Class Reunion (I think that's the name, anyway), and the commercials are not exactly kid-friendly. TVLand used to be a safe place for kids but not anymore.

Someone one her mentioned that Bonanza was kind of "corny" and since I never watch it, I thought I would give it a shot. I watched it a few days ago and I must say that it was so sickeningly sweet that I nearly went into a coma! In the episode, Hoss was trying to find his true love and bring her home after the break-up of her bad marriage. She was supposedly pregnant and in the hospital to have the baby. She did not look pregnant and she died (apparently only from the lack of "will to live"). Very corny stuff, but "more power to ya" if you like that kind of thing.

Better go get Erin in the bathtud...


January 25, 2008 - Msg 59864: Hmmm... did the CMD one first, and it brought up a couple other IP addresses, but then did bring up the one you listed, Floyd.
Then I did the "flush" and then did the lookup again, and now it just says that tagsrwc.com can't be found.

btw Boo, what's a bathtud? ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59865: Hey Family:
It's down right cold here... and I'm not going to type too much, as my fingers are getting a bit nippy!
I, myself am not happy with TVLand. Where did all the good, clean shows for the family go? Mr. Ed, Petticoat Junction, Hazel, Dennis , My Three Sons,Etc.? Ahhh , those were the days. Gonna climb into bed and get warm. Good night. ~New Neighbor

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59866: Hey Sterling,

The fact that you saw more than one IP when you did the nslookup...that's the problem. There should only be ONE result for the IP for TAGSRWC.com.

If tagsrwc.com can't be found, how are you getting here? :)


January 25, 2008 - Msg 59867: test

January 25, 2008 - Msg 59868: Wow! Not only did I get on, but my "test" worked, so maybe I'm hooked up again. If not, I'll run through those instructions, Floyd. To my surprise, I understood almost all of what you said. I am going to clean out my browser cache for sure, I do that about once a month anyway.

I'm just getting sick of TVLand. They keep running those lame movies, over and over, until they just beat your ears down with them. I change the channel the instant one of them comes on. If Dish Network is doing any sort of monitoring, they sure do know that I'm not watching TVLand's sorry movies. Now I love real, genuine old movies - the old classics. These pitiful things they're shoving off on us are worthless, and I wouldn't watch them on a bet. On the outside chance that I would watch one now and then, I'd only do it once. Why do they insist on running them over and over, all week long?? Stupid.

My son is back in the hospital, kidneys not functioning well. His liver is a wee tad better, so that's good. Now the kidneys are scaring us to death. Please keep praying for him.

Well, gotta go cuddle little Starr. She's just the sweetest little thing, perfect textbook Maltese disposition. Playful, affectionate, not too timid, and sweet to the core. When we go to bed, she waits for me to get settled and extend my left arm, and then she tucks in beside me, usually flat on her back, with her little head resting on my arm, right at the shoulder. Sometimes she's on her left side, with her little back up against me. Either way, she's asleep in seconds. It's the sweetest thing you can imagine. The Plum was a bedtime cuddler too, I guess it's just a breed trait. Starr is an equal-opportunity cuddler, too. Visitors get a full dose, with her hopping into their lap and insisting on being petted. No one has refused yet!

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

January 26, 2008 - Msg 59869: I give up what fighting to git on the porch all the time.
I have do everything Floyd sade to do , but it did not help.
ROMEENA I will keep your son in me prayer.

I will be back if I can git on.


January 26, 2008 - Msg 59870:
Sterling, if nothing works, you can always get Charlene Darling to do an incant at night in front of an oak tree with an upside-down owl while singing "There is a Time!" haha That might do it! ha
Gotta thank Floyd for enduring all those spider bites and running into all our old broken soapboxes under the porch! God bless ya!
Have a great evening! Preachin' tomorrow.

January 26, 2008 - Msg 59871:
TOM, you too need to call Charlene, ha mdc

January 26, 2008 - Msg 59872: I don't have any trouble getting on the Porch,although it seems like something is just not "right" once I get on here.Like me not seeing Sp00ky Benson's post. I feel like I'm missing something.Strange.
Floyd might as well be speaking Greek to me with those IP instructions he gave us! Since I always seem to find my way here,I'd best leave all that technical stuff alone. I ain't ept! Ha!

Ro,your son remains in my prayers.

Y'all have a good evening.
possum under a rock

P.S. Let's all e-mail TVLand about the asinine programming they've been putting on the airwaves lately. They had "Fletch Lives" on AGAIN today! Give me Bonanza and that big lovable lunk Hoss any day.(Yep,Boo,it IS corny sometimes,but better than these dumb movies again & again!)I want some classic television back on!

There's another broken soapbox for Floyd to kick out from underneath the Porch-sorry Floyd!

January 26, 2008 - Msg 59873: Good Evening Friends,
I'm sorry to be away again. I had an emergency root canal on Thursday and it still hurts. They couldn't finish it and I have to go back on Friday. I'll read the archives a bit and check in later!
Have a happy Sabbath tomorrow!

January 26, 2008 - Msg 59874: OK I can get on...let me get settled in here at work K?"....SPOT

January 26, 2008 - Msg 59875: Will it a hiy or miss what me.
One time I can git and exnt time not,
It was a little cold today but the sun was out.
Lucy hop you are feeing o k now.


January 26, 2008 - Msg 59876: What does it mean when Andy or Barney or anybody says 'take a lock'?

January 26, 2008 - Msg 59877: Hey-hey! That's twice now that I have logged on without any trouble!

Hope you are all having a nice, winter evening...glad the sun was shining on you today, TOM.

Forgot to post earlier, but have been praying for your little neice with CF, Mavis, bless her little heart. Please give us an update now and then.

Been a beautiful day here! Cool with blue skies, finally.

Well, gotta go finish Mr. Boo's supper. We are having breakfast for dinner tonight...can you smell the toxic fumes coming from the bacon?? haha


Andy: "I used to get the police gazette but I stopped. They had them girlie pictures in 'em and, well, Barney, he ain't never been married".

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59878: You got me, Floyd, but that is what it said.

I did speak to soon though(about not having any more problems getting here), as I have had a few times today when I just couldn't get here.

Hey, that sounds good, MDC. I love that song!

-Sterling Holobyte

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59879: Floyd - I think maybe we can chang back to the old address.

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59880: Good day to us all.
I see that this porch had it problom and the bag have not gong away. hehe

Those who believe you must be "kin" to care,
Are really missing a lot.
For we are related in this world,
Whether we like it or not.
In life, there are two choices:
To be as caring as we can-
Or we can ignore te world outside,
Turning our backs on man.
Whatever we decide for ourselves
Is strictly our decision to make.
But sooner or later, we all learn
It is better to give than to take.

Spot it's going to warm up some this week .


January 27, 2008 - Msg 59881: test--Romeena

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59882: Phew. I feel like I've been in the Twilight Zone. I've only been able to get here about twice in the last 6 days, and when I do, and I post something, it doesn't post. And I had such thoughtful and interesting posts, too; now I just plain forgot what I said. I'll sum it up and just say, Prayers for everyone.
- Hazel

Oh, # 59876, you asked what it meant when they said "take a lock". They actually said "Tick a Lock". It's an expression which means something like "Let's not say anymore about it!". Or, "hush!".
Aunt Bee: "Silence is my game, Mums my name. Tick a lock!"

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59883: Yippee! It worked! Guess the steps finally got fixed. Hope they don't fall through again, but if they do, we'll just wait and they'll be repaired soon. You're right, Tom, I think we have termites.

To #59876 - They're not saying "take a lock", they're saying "tick-a-lock", the imaginary sound of a lock clicking shut, and meaning that their lips are sealed, locked, nothing more will be said. --Romeena

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59884: Oops, sorry, Hazel. Didn't see you there, you must have come in while I wasn't looking. Didn't mean to be copying what you said.

Interesting, that "tick-a-lock" thing. You're right, it can mean "Hush" - usually the way Barney used it, silencing Andy. It also meant "I'm not talking, you won't get any more out of me." I can remember using that phrase as a kid, playing with my cousins. Did anyone else use it?

Wow, it's good to have the porch back. Like Hazel, I wrote several posts over the past few days, only to have them refused when I tried to post. Mercy, what a loss to posterity! (heehee)

My son is still in the hospital, haven't heard any reports yet today, but there was some slight improvement yesterday. Please keep praying.

Be blessed, friends. --Romeena

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59885: Ha! Interesting! My first post above went through and appeared just like always. Then I tried again, with #59884, and it wouldn't go. Tried several times, got the pop-up box each time. So I copied the message, and closed the porch. It re-opened without difficulty, and I pasted the message back in the comments box, hit "post" and it worked perfectly. Now let's see what this one does. Here goes.... --Romeena

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59886: OK, that one worked. Now let's try a second one, because that's where the disconnect occured last time. --Romeena

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59887: It worked. Maybe the server is finally getting the trails laid down again. --Romeena

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59888: ROMEENA .. your son is in my prayers
REV... stay safe in your travels , everyone have a Mayberry kind of day

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59889: Opie's pals looking in the Taylor window (referring to Barney):"He's hanging himself in your house!!"

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59890: Yay! Couldn't get on for a long time. Good to see all of you here and so glad there has been some improvement in your son's condition, Ro. Prayers contine.

Busy Sunday today....Guess I need to hear that "What's your hurry" sermon.

Sean's sick with a cold, poor dear just sounds miserable! He has had his share of bugs this winter....I know MDC, "oregano"..I am defintely going to try to find some for him this week and build him up his immune system.

Been a beautiful, sunny and 60's kind of day here in South Texas!


January 27, 2008 - Msg 59891:
Boo, my interest in oregano started 7 years ago before I was on the porch. I would come down with everything that every resident got at my mother's nursing home. One day I heard about it on the radio and decided to try it, because, after all, it's a seasoning for pete's sake, so I figured it couldnt hurt! Well, it worked! That's why I take one capsule everyday, cuz it does keep up the immune system all year thru all the seasons whilst you're in crowded places etc.
It is called Oregamax, and if you google it, you will see that you can also get it on line. The only side effect so far is that no matter what we have for supper, I always say, "Mama Mia, thatsa onea spicy meata balla!" haha
It's raining here today and I'm lovin' it!!
Thank you Jesus!
Prayers for all.

January 27, 2008 - Msg 59892: Prayers for Romeena's son - I am sure this is a trying time for all of you.

Been a beautiful and busy day today.

God is good.


January 27, 2008 - Msg 59893: Prayers for Romeena's son - I am sure this is a trying time for all of you.

Been a beautiful and busy day today.

God is good.


January 27, 2008 - Msg 59894: Prayer for everyone here.
Floyd have a talk what the man about git thing back on right.


January 27, 2008 - Msg 59895: OK im on...back at work keeping the lights on...TOM yea its nice here in Ga. 50"s in the day and 40"s at night..hey Ro,boo,possum,brother Rev where are the travels going on now?...less than 2 weels till my gatlinburg trip..6 days and nights on ski mt...hey hm,mdc,md,asa,afd and all...Big Maude you got any leftovers?..im here till 6 an then off till tue...well watching a Life channel movie The Lost Family...seems good...back in a bit...prayers..SPOT

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59896:
Boo, so sorry that Sean's under the weather. Bless him... I'll keep him in my prayers.

We've had nothing but RAIN all week; however, today it was around 70░ and sunny. I worked an early shift and when I got off this afternoon, we barbequed. Our old Weber is getting long in the tooth (14 years old). I priced a new version today and was shocked! Those things are $85 now! Forget that. LOL We'll just make do with our old model for a spell.

I'm off the next couple days. Will check in again soon. Love and prayers to/for all.


January 28, 2008 - Msg 59897: Morning Gang...prayers to all...im headed home from work at ..lets meet at cracker barrell on ME..been a long week for me 22 hrs OT..had to cover some shifts for people on vacation...will check back when I get up at about noon...brother Rev check in,Asa you get the door for the ladys ok...SPOT

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59898: Hey there DES! The weather really was wonderful yesterday, wasn't it? We didn't BBQ, but I did spend some time outside. Thanks for the prayers for Sean. I hate when he gets a cold because he always ends up with a terrible cough afterward. He has alot of allergies and I suspect a touch of asthma.

Continued prayers for Dale, Jr.

Hey SPOT, that's alot of OT. Hope you get some good rest.

Mornin' to TOM.

"Hey" to homemaker. How's the hubby doing? I think about you all because we have some goats near our homestead that have a bunch of new kids. We get such a kick out of looking a them, they are the cutest things. To me they look like Boer goats but they aren't that big.

Well, Erin had a case of diarrhea this morning and now is complaining of a sick stomach!...Mama Mia, I think I'll go google that Oregamax!


January 28, 2008 - Msg 59899: Good morning.
Will it look like it going to a little warm today up to 50.
Spot gitting all the ot you can git for leaving for tthe skying.
M-T the u f o did look a little like your short flying from your house to boo.
No I did not dring from the crock.
Boo are you calling Homemaker a boer goats.


January 28, 2008 - Msg 59900: Hey Y'all!
How is everyone this fine Monday morning? It's sunny and chilly in Hotlanta. I had Bryson home a bit this morning. He was tired because he stayed the night with his friend on Saturday night and hadn't recovered. When he refused to go to sleep I took him to school late. It's hard because he needs his friends and he's highly social, but when it comes to affecting school I will NIP IT IN THE BUD (sleepovers) quick.
Romeena- I'm so sorry to hear of your son's illness. Prayers for a speedy and long lasting recovery. Also, that his family will be able to have strength and peace!
Boo- Sorry to hear about your kiddos. If it ain't one thing it's another with kids. I hope they get better soon.
Spot- Thank you for the poem. Are you able to stay warm? Thank you for the thoughts on my tooth. It's still sore because they weren't able to finish last week. They did a temporary fix, and will hopefully get it finished on Friday. Tylenol has been my best friend lately.
Des- It seems the cost of everything has gone up so much. Our gas is near $3! Mr Lucy went grocery shopping yesterday and was shocked at the price of eggs and milk.
MDC- I'm glad the oregomax works well for you. I put some on my tooth the other day and it was definitely pungent.
Homemaker- You're right, God is Good.
Rev- Are you out on tour right now?
Poor Horatio- How are you? Haven't heard from you in awhile.
Auh20- How are your girls? By spring are they just plum sick of snow?
Floyd- Thank you so much for your hard work and God given smarts for our porch!
Hazel- Did you go into Porch detox? Isn't it great to know that there is a constant here? How's your husband?
Possum- What is it again that you do for a career?
Sterling- How's little Kai doing? I often think of you and your situation. Let us know if there's anything we can do.
New Neighbor & Asa- How are y'all related?
Hey to MW, Goober, Dr P, and all Porch Friends. I need to get some work done. Y'all have a wonderfully blessed day!
Rise and Shine, Give God the Glory, Glory!

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59901:
TOM- I think Floyd finally called the man! ha
Well, better a boar goat than a LOADED goat!
LUCY- did you use the oil of oregano? that's potent stuff. It IS like drinking from the courthouse crock, a la M-T. ha
You could have Byrson sleep on the ironing board!
SPOT- Cracker barrel was great. Tonight it's Olive Garden on your dime, thanks!
God bless ya for the extra hours.
Prayers for all,

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59902:
APB for Big Maude, Dr P, Ray and others.
Andy to Floyd):Yup, the only time a bus is early is when you're late to catch it.

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59903: Hey to all. I just have a minute to spare this afternoon.

Prayers for ROMEENA's son and BOO's kids.

Where's AUH2O been?

Unfortunately, I'm still having trouble getting on the porch.


January 28, 2008 - Msg 59904: the porch is just not acting right

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59905: Hey Me-They, thanks for the prayers...they seem to be working just fine. Sean is up and about and Erin is begging me to let her ride her scooter! Sorry you are having trouble getting on the porch. I still do sometimes but it seems to be getting better.


January 28, 2008 - Msg 59906: Good afternoon porch! Just stopping by for a minute.

Working as usual. Looks like the porch has been busy the past few days.

Prayers for Romeena's son and Boo's kids, as well as everyone else.

Busy week end.. I had to take my Mom to the ER on Saturday. Turned out she had a kidney stone. She was having terrible pain in her lower abdomen and nausea. She is 77 and had triple bypass and her mitro valve repaired about 7 years ago and has had problems with kidney stones in the past. Just to be on the safe side we went to have her checked out. We were there about 4 hours and after running a lot of tests, they determined she had a kidney stone. I guess 4 hours is not too bad but we spent much of the time waiting on them to do one thing or the other. She went home with me and stayed Saturday night but is back home and doing okay. She must of passed the stone because all her pain and nausea are gone. She is on antibiotics for 10 days. Keep her in your prayers please. It is petty much up to me to make sure she is taken care of when she needs something and I do worry about her. My Dad died when I was 11 so she lives alone now. My brother is not a lot of help so me and my husband and kids keep up with her. She is very independent and does well most of the time.

Guess I had better get back to work.

Dinner will be: Spaghetti,salad garlic breadm brownies and tea to drink. See you at dinner.

Big Maude

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59907: Hey, everybody! Big Maude, prayers for your mom, and for you. I know what it's like, looking after aging parents, it can be tough at times.

Boo, I declare, it seems like those two kids just can't get healthy! If it ain't one thing, it's another. Hope you can get them both on their feet soon.

There was some slight improvement in my son's condition as of this morning, so am very hopeful. I'll just be glad when this nightmare is over, and he's back to his old self.

Well! Has anyone else given any thought to the Mayberry Cruise in November?? If not, then please do! You'll find the link on the Mayberry home page. I checked it out, the prices are great, and judging by the pictures from the previous two trips, it looks like a whole lot of fun. So, I called Eloise, she wants to go, and our reservations are made, deposit will be mailed tomorrow, and we're going!! The young lady who is the ramrod for the thing, Sharon, is just a delight to talk to, and sounds like she's a lot of fun. Floyd, are you going again this year? I saw you giving haircuts in the pictures from the other trips. I'm really excited about this, and hope a lot of porchsters can go.

Well, that's about all I know for now. Let's see if I can get this to post. Starr says howdy! --Romeena

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59908: This is a test. This is only a test. Please do not panic.
- Hazel

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59909: hello everyone. Its great to be back. Im an old neighbor who went away for a while after his computer caught a bad bug. But im here I guess I will give you guys a chance to guess who I am.

January 28, 2008 - Msg 59910: Hint hint.... Im Gomer's favorite.

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59911: Testing

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59912: Hey MDC, still around, just keeping quiet. Last time I posted the porch went down...
Prayers for all and expecially for those that are in need.

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59913: Good morning everyone. I hope that you all are doing well. Glad to hear the younguns are doing better, BOO. Prayers fro BIG MAUDE's mom. Continued prayers for ROMEENA's son. How's Mr. HAZEL doing?

Sorry, "Mysterious Poster," I haven't the fogiest, but welcome anyway! Speaking of returning, I wish we'd hear from AUH2O, AFD, MAVIS, IDELLE, GOOBER, HORATIO, and a bunch of others. I think REV's disappeared, too.

I won't be taking any cruises this year, ROMEENA, though it sounds neat. Take lots of pictures for us!

Hey, STERLING, did you get the e-mail that ROMEENA forwarded from me?

Funnny story: yesterday the Mrs. hear the kids gazoo, and knew that Veda and Chad were napping so went to investigate. She walked in the living room and Mazy (our dog) was up on the window. She turned around to face the Mrs. and there was the gazoo, stick out of her mouth. It was the funniest sight. Those cats drive her crazy.

Not so funny is that Mazy loves playing with sticks outside. Well, when she can't find one she does the next best thing--she breaks it off from somewhere. I knew she had pretty much decimated a climbing hydrangea, but I discovered Saturday that she has all but ruined the grapevine. I thought the Mrs. was going to blow her stack. She waited for five years to get a crop and finally did last year. I hope that it will bounce back okay. Or the Mrs. may bounce the dog. In the meantime, I've put wire fencing around vulnerable shrubs and such until spring.

See y'all at lunch. Who's cooking?

BOO: Need shorts...INCOMING!


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59914: Hey everyone. I just can't seem to get here! I've followed instructions by FLOYD. What's weird is that I can NEVER get on the porch in the evening! This is really frustrating! Maybe FLOYD could contact the server provider? I just don't know what else to do.

Anyway, hope everyone is well. Miss chatting with you all! RO, that cruise sounds like so much fun. I've never heard of it! Hope you have a great time. November seems like years away, doesn't it??

BOO, how are the kids? Hope they're getting well. I actually feel lucky if I can get through a week of school without my daughter coming down with something.

LUCY, hope your mouth is feeling better. That sounds miserable!

Well, continued prayers for all those who are needing them! Have a great day--I'll TRY to be back later. Wish me luck. MW

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59915: Morning all, Happy Tuesday. working today, wish I could figure out a way to earn a living without having to work!

Lunch will be at Olive Garden. see you there.

Blessings and prayers to all!!

Big Maude
Big Maude

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59916: If you can, MAUDE, please share! Yum, OLive Garden, my favorite. I'll leave the tip (quarter).

Hey, MERRI. Luck! I've notified FLOYD of some of the details of my own difficulties, and he's working on the problem. I still say bigger wires.


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59917: No ?Maybe it the U F O OR M-T SHORT FLYING aroyld that may the porch go down. hehe
Hi All, just a rain and cold at this end of the porch.


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59918: I'm having the same problems here also MW. This is the first time I've been able to get on here in several days. I'm about to give up trying. It's just to frustrating and life has to many frustrations in it to go seeking more. So until things get to working I probably won't see much of you good people. Just thought I'd mention it so no one gets to fretting if I'm not around much.


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59919: FYI to ASA and all others: I, too, was having the same problem the last couple of days. However, I don't seem to be having it today so perhaps FLOYD has taken a whack at them spiders.

TOM: Hardy-har-har. My shorts is no laughing matter!


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59920: M-T why are you in a bad mod for.
I was just having a little fun what you.

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59921:
Gomer's fav? Hmmm ..I'll guess Goober!
or maybe Lydia Crosswaite. haha
TOM- Maybe the Darling boys are flying those UFO's and using moonshine for petrol! ha
I feel like I'm in the Field of Dreams movie where I can SEE the porch, but if I try to go thru the time barrier, it doesn't work! ha
I get thru about every third try.
rAY- thanks for checking in.
Lucy- prayers for you and yours!
Hazel, did you pass your "test" ha
Mayberry after Midnite says that a little bird saw you with the dishtowel saleman again down at the Half Moon Roadhouse! shame shame shame! teehee
Andy: Such goin's on, such goin's own.
Good last State of the Union by the Prez! Prayers for all our leaders.

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59922: Hello everyone,It's me.it's me, it's Dr P.
Been busy doing alot of ancestry research. But I've been keeping up and you all are in my thoughts. Take care PEACE Dr P

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59923: Hey, MDC!

TOM: I was just joking, too. I'm in a dandy mood.

See y'all tomorrow.


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59924:
Dr P, glad you made it to the Twilight Zone Porch! ha
God bless ya all!
Barney(to Andy):Sorry i took so long at the Barber Shop, but you know Floyd, it's impossible for 'im to move his jaw and his scissors at the same time!

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59925: I believe we have it whipped folks....it may be a bit longer but the folks at our hosting company found a problem in their DNS and fixed it.


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59926: You're a 'tresha' Floyd! Thank you ever so much!

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59927:
Hey Folks



January 29, 2008 - Msg 59929: Thank goodness the porch is back!! One thing about it being down, made me realize even more how much I love this place, talk about detox! Boy was I having it!
Gld everyone is doing good, prayers for those that need them. Big Maude thanks for the spaghetti, what was that spice you put in there, or is it a "secret" ingredient? teehee
Hate to stop by, & run back out so fast, but got lots to do tonight, the last 2 days in my grooming shop have been crazy & I'm getting behind on other stuff here at the house. I got a schedule all worked out to get things done that need to be done & all it takes is one client being late to mess it all up. Oh well, what am I gonna do??

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59930: Dadburn it! Had a post all ready to go, mashed the post button & got an "error 404" page! I hate when that happens.
I was trying to guess in the game, is that you Nice, Real Nice Mary Grace after all this time?

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59931: Well, it worked that time, Tom wonder if that Texas UFO made it all the way to Tennessee & that's why I'm having problems? I bet it's that pair of shorts with the yellow smiley faces all over them that M-T keeps chucking around the place. ;)

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59932: Hello Porch Family:
Just dropping by to say Hi- and M-T would you quit throwing your shorts in the air? It seems to be interfering with my porch reception.
Glad to hear from all the puppies are pretty now Mavis!
Gonna hit the ironingboard..just plum tuckered out. ~New Neighbor

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59933: NOW NOW THE U F O ARE NOT M-T FLYING .


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59934: SORRY FOR THAT ONE.


January 29, 2008 - Msg 59935: Good Heavens. This has become such an ordeal. I agree with Asa; just too frustrating to try to get on here. Hopefully, this will post. You never know. Once you mash down on that "Post Your Comments" button, it's a gamble. And I seem to be losing more than I'm winning lately. I hope you're right, Floyd, and the problem is fixed. I miss my porch. Thanks for all your efforts to help us.
I'll post more later, once I see if this actually "takes".
You know what they say. "Once burnt is a lesson learnt."
- Hazel

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59936: Hopefully, Hazel, things will get back to normal soon. It seems to be improving. --Floyd

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59937: Floyd, you're a prince, a real prince! I'm still on!

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59938: Woohooo!! I got on. Now let's see if this will post. --Romeena

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59939: Hey Yall its me SHAZAM glad to be back on the porch. I have missed you all so much. Hello Horatio, Floyd, Tom, Romeena, and everyone. What have I missed the last five months. Had to save up for another computer. Hope you remember me as I remembered you.

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59940: I guess I will check out the archives and see what's been happening. Will check back before bed. Much love to you and yours from Douglasville.

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59941: Glory be! Looks like Prince Floyd whupped up on those server people and got the problem fixed. Just proves, it's not only what you know that counts, but who you know. He must have hollered at the right one this time, though it's hard to imagine Floyd hollering at anyone, except himself. You know how he hollers at himself in the looking glass sometimes.

Mercy, Tom, I hope it's not homemaker's meatballs flying around. If one of those things hits somebody in the head, it could be tragic! I think I'd rather take my chances with a UFO.

My son was discharged from the hospital again, and is home now. He's got a long recovery ahead of him, and we're praying he won't have to go back in the hospital, but for now, he's at home. I can only imagine how ecstatic his dog was to see him, and how happy he was to see her. To be able to walk over his property, watch a sunset from the dock down on the lake, sleep in his own bed - Thank you, Lord!

Well, gotta go give little Starr a bath. She's looking a bit grubby. Puppies just naturally get dirtier than older dogs, like children get dirtier than grownups, I guess. She's forever crawling under something, or behind something and probably meeting some pretty ferocious dust bunnies. She likes to get a piece of newspaper and "dig" on it, so her front feet get gray and grubby-looking. She chews on her toys, gets them all slobbery and then her face gets the same way, and dries with crispy whiskers - well, she just needs a bath. Like all Maltese though, she doesn't smell bad. They just don't develop a "doggy" odor, thank heaven. Grub and all, she's still awfully sweet.

Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59942: I don't mean to be obtuse, but 59939 and 59940, we're happy you're back, since you're obviously an old friend, but it's so dark here on the porch and I can't see your face. Can you identify yourself, or give us another hint? --Romeena

January 29, 2008 - Msg 59943: I'm back, and I wish you could see how beautiful my baby is. She has a very lovely coat, snow white and silky, thick enough but not so thick as to appear bushy. Also, it's straight, which is a desirable trait in a Maltese. She's still so tiny, only 4 lbs, but she's all there and it all works. Her eyes are big and dark, with fine black rims, and her nose is jet black, so the three "points" of black that a Maltese should have are present. I do believe she's going to be as pretty as the Plum was, just a lot smaller. In the Maltese world, small is good, so that's okay. Her little body is sturdy and compact, straight topline, and she stands foursquare, just as she should. Her one fault is her little overbite, but I don't care. The Plum had a little underbite, which I loved and still prefer, but it doesn't matter. Starr will never see a show ring, that wasn't the point when I got her. I got her as a companion, and she's doing very well in that role. Above all, she has the very sweet and loving disposition of a Maltese, and that's what I wanted most of all.

Do you get the feeling that I'm enjoying this baby? Well, you're right! Be blessed! --Romeena

January 30, 2008 - Msg 59944: ROMEENA -M-T tell me to stop saiding that the U F O was his short flying , so I said it was HM meatball. boy no one can take a joke.
Spot are you at work tonight, because a bad storm is comming and the light may go out from all wind.


January 30, 2008 - Msg 59945: Tom, my friend, we're all joking. No one is serious, we're all just kidding. No offense intended at all. --Romeena