Nick’s Rec Room

Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, we’re so glad you’ve ears to bend, let’s attend, let’s attend.

So feel free to join us at All-len-All’s Rec Room where stories, songs, pictures and cartoons are available for listening, viewing or for you to add in your own thoughts and passions. Be it Renaissance or Ramones, punk or Pink, we welcome your contributions of music, memories, and the all the things that move you that you wish to share with others.

  • Nowhere Man

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    Bad day for photography with hazy skies,and bad lighting, but a chance encounter made it worth the while! This old man of the desert tucked himself in to his shell at first, but I sat on a nearby rock and waited patently. He’s an old one, the shell is about 18 inches across.

  • missj

    Another day in Paradise….
    Peace and Quiet….
    I almost have my head cleared out …. and just about caught up on the ‘to do’ list …
    Life is Good!

    • Wildkitty

      Heyyyyy mj. Long time no see. glad things are quieting down. I Boris back to normal yet?
      I just came in from the garden. It’s almost 80F out there and I need a nap!
      When you are done with your ‘to do’ list I’ll let you start on mine. I’ve hardly made a dent in it.

      • missj

        Boris seems as normal as he ever was…. lol
        he has to call me every morning and tell me who he is and where he is…. lol
        I am cat sitting the grand cat until Sunday ….
        got to clear out my brain and get a lot of things done that have been on the list far too long

  • BuckeyeB

    C’mon, disqust…up & at ’em!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48K3bfcnPwg

    • missj

      maybe that will fix it!

    • Wildkitty

      It’s ‘trying’ – —– As my sister might say – “very trying”!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Another good day to keep at shutting down the yard…80 dry degrees…60 some odd tomorrow. And the leaves are just starting to turn! Happy WE, here we come…

    • missj

      doesn’t look like that warmth is going to make it out here….
      hope I have time to clean up things when I get home before the cool/damp sets in …. just drives my allergies CRAZY!

  • Wildkitty

    Morning ALL! Guess what ——–

    I came downstairs this morning to find my Living Room fireplace burning brightly – and my house is ‘nice and warm’!

    Sun is bright and temps in the low 50Fs and, when I got home from my coffee up the hill I found that I had ‘inherited’ a 1966 Lincoln. I cleaned out the garage the other day and I guess my neighbor brought his car over (for the winter) this morning. I have to take them to the airport early on Sunday – so I probably won’t ‘check-in’ until late on Sunday!

    I’m really feeling bad for the folks in the parth of Matthew. I remember Andrew (back in 1992) when I spent a couple of weeks sleeping in my car so I could help out at the Salvation Army camp in Homestead, FL. It was an amazing experience.

    • missj

      GOOD NEWS!

      and somebody STOLE my earlier post!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    a foggy mist this morning in Easton….
    still catching up on paperwork and correspondence ….
    and have to get working on some new Ebay listings…
    busy – Busy – BUSY!

  • BuckeyeB

    CANAL WATER!!!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Oh, disqust, just bite us all…

  • Nowhere Man
    • Wildkitty

      Morning! You make the most interesting finds. I wonder how long that horseshoe has been laying there!

      • Nowhere Man

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        There was one nail left in the shoe and the shoe was well worn. Judging by the rusty condition, it could have been there for years. As for interesting finds,this gold chalice is on top of a rock outcrop, about 100 feet high. Very difficult to get to it and I know it has been there for over a year. Miles away from “civilisation”, and undisturbed. I don’t know who put it there, but so far it hasn’t been removed.

  • Nowhere Man
  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    D’Girl had an early meeting this morning, so she dropped her girl off early & I got her on out the door. Watching her trot off down the street’s one of the best views of my world…also means I can go lay down for a bit, ’cause she wears me out!

  • missj

    Just checking in….
    drive up was uneventful and calming …
    It’s just about Margarita time!

    • BuckeyeB

      Oohhh…enjoy the stay, too!

  • Nowhere Man

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    Bureau of Land Management fence and gate, keeping nature in and others out. Actually keeping free range cattle from invading the “settled” areas. The second pic is a close-up of the top of the post on the left side. Apparently someone didn’t approve of the fence being there! If you follow the line of sight from the bullet hole to the residences beyond…..the shooter was either confident of his/her marksmanship or didn’t give a damn! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/355e502c95a6ea5ad7a5dfc28b3121e01b1dfa19b1a47a4f79a59f32e27dbc3c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/976942e8cecf97585485c1bf04288080aaa375dac00a4c0a2d6b2f141746b1c5.jpg

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Had G’Girl overnight, & just got her up & fed & out the door…whew! Wouldn’t do that again full time for love nor money…well, maybe for love! Now I have to finish simmering the vegetable soup so I can take a crock pot full up to D’Girl at school. Some of the teachers take lunch pot luck turns & today was hers. She was gonna take it last night, but it wasn’t quite ready, so I told her I’d drop it off at the office today…& tell them that my daughter forgot her lunch!

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning all! I’m hoping to get my LP fireplace fixed today. I was originally told that the part which ‘went bad’ was no longer available – and I thought I was going to have to buy an entire new fireplace stove. However, a nice gentleman (from a different heating company) pointed me to an ‘after market’ part and yesterday I took a picture and ‘after market information’ into my service company.

    I got a call later in the afternoon telling me that they actually had that item (which will only need another ‘minor part’ attached) on their stock shelf – and their stock man hadn’t recognized the part. Soooo – about three weeks after I was told it couldn’t be fixed I’m expecting the service man in about 10 minutes to attempt a fix.

    I’m keeping ‘everything’ crossed – and expect to have heat in my living room by this evening.

    • BuckeyeB

      Sooooo glad…I’ve been keeping my eye on your weather & worrying about you. All crossed here…& waiting for disqust to bother showing my g’morning post!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey! I finally got all the flower ‘tubs’ off my ‘dooryard’ and my garage cleaned out (the second bay) for my neighbor to bring in his 1956 Lincoln (which he stores here while they are snowbirds for the winter). I makes me getting around jsut a wee bit ‘tight’ but these neighbors are so good to me. He even keeps my field mowed (which I don’t think I’ve even stepped on this year) and won’t take money. Mind you – with all their kids around – they ask me to take them to the airport in Bangor – and pick them up in May. That way there can be no family squabbles!

        AND my LP fireplace works. It took the mechanic only about an hour to install the part (which I think I mentioned they actually had on the shelf – but hadn’t recognized) – and he took a jar of home made ‘Jersey Black Butter’ which I made last week. It’s a traditional apple butter – with special seasonings – that I try to make every year. I have yet to find someone who doesn’t like it!

        You had G-girl overnight! I have to go stay over with my BFF tonight and stay for about 24 hours. She is undergoing a ‘needle lung biopsy’ today and is told she needs to have someone with her for at least 24 hours. So, I’ll come down the hill late this evening and again early in the morning to take care of my kitties – and we will have some ‘girlie’ time together.

        • BuckeyeB

          Glad you’re back to the heated world…& glad you’re serviced by such upright people!
          Tell BFF I said hi & send good wishes.

          • Wildkitty

            Hi, BB

            YEP – And it’s nice to be back home – with my kitties.

            But I had a bad night after all the ‘lifting and hauling of plant post’ yesterday and hadn’t taken my potassium. So I suffered with leg and foot cramps. First thing I did when I got home is take the potassium and now some chicken soup before I settle down on the sofa – and do NOTHING!

    • missj

      Hey Mary….
      so glad they had the after market part….
      you have to be REALLY careful what folks tell you …
      we have a 84 Cavalier wagon and someone told us that a part wasn’t available several years ago…. I told him to KEEP LOOKING – that I wasn’t going to lose this car with under 75K for a stoopid damn part – and there HAD to be a substitute…. AMAZING – they found it!
      You have to really ask sometimes…. the furnace guy said that a part was no longer available… and what he SHOULD have said was: we no longer service that brand and no longer carry the parts…
      GLAD Boris called to mfr to verify – and got the part …. kept the furnace going for several additional years….
      EVERYONE OS A CROOK!

      • Wildkitty

        Howdy mj!

        This company has been very good to me over the years and I got a call from them this afternoon saying ‘No charge for the part OR the service charge – because that part could have sat on their shelf – just taking up space – if I hadn’t identified it as ‘after market’ for them.’ Of course, there’s always the chance that they hoped to sell a new stove – but I don’t think so.!

        I’m just back at the house to feed cats for the night. I’m spending the night at BFF’s because she underwent a biopsy and needs somebody with her for the first 24 hours. So, we will watch the debate together – and drink coffee.

        Be back home tomorrow – mid morning I think!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Must be Fall…it’s nippy & foggy & I want oatmeal!

  • Nowhere Man

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    As it’s 3 am in the west, it must be dawn in the east. Here’s a pic of a young bull on the open range. We met as I was hiking yesterday. I usually hike the cattle trails instead of the man-made ones. They lead to more interesting places. He’s a spring calf, just getting his weight and horns. We passed each other with respect….never know if the mama is still around!

    • BuckeyeB

      Out standing in his field…both of you!

      • Nowhere Man

        Just me and a bull calf for 20 miles around. I’d record the sound, but there isn’t any. Complete silence, with the occasional skittering across the sand a skink makes.

    • Wildkitty

      Morning Man! Another picture (and story to go with it) o bring back memories. NICE!

      I will never forget the time I tried to ‘stare down a brahma bull’ in what I call ‘Zane Grey Country’. However. he was behind a fence and I was on the edge of the road. He was yuuuuuuuge – but marvelous. And, of course he won the battle of the ‘stare’!

  • missj

    off to Easton in the morning ….
    will check in when I get settled….
    CIAO!

    • BuckeyeB

      Go safely, return the same…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    The rooster’s up & crowing…

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/

    • missj

      Morning BB!

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, mj! I see that disqust is being its usual charming self, hoarding comments…don’t even see my hi/bye from yesterday. This WE’s been non-stop…gonna finish it off with a trek to the Renaissance Fair with The Girls. G’Girl wasn’t too sure ’til she found out that horses were involved…now she’s the driving force. Well, D’Girl’s driving, but you know what I mean!

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy, howdy!

      Just had supper and couldn’t remember if I had checked in today. Been busy having fights on a couple of other sites – to kill time. It’s been cold and rainy and just – not the most pleasant day. But I did get a call from my nephew and his wife who are finally getting things back together after they returned home a couple of days ago. They said that I should expect a call from my sister (his mother) – just to catch up! But I guess it’s too late for that this evening. She goes to bed about 9pm and it’s already 1am there now!

      Hope your day was good – and that tomorrow will be better.

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, WildOne!
        My yesterday was great & today I’m making a thrasher sized pot of vegetable soup to feed family & friends…& me!
        How’s your heat situation…should I save you some, too?!

  • missj

    Can’t believe I slept through this!
    HILARIOUS!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7EJKjWgyM4

  • Nowhere Man
    • Red Balloon

      That’s really sweet!

  • Wildkitty

    Morning all! Just on 40F and grey this morning. I don’t know if I slept wrong and put pressure on the sciatic nerve, but I hurt this morning. When I got out of bed I was almost bent double until I managed to get downstairs and ‘walk it out’! If it doesn’t disappear by itself I might go upstairs later and sit in a jaccuzzi tub and get some water therapy.

    I’m happy with my ‘Jersey Black Butter’ which took about three days of preparation and cooking (in a ‘slow’ crock-pot! I got ten 8 ounce jars, and eight 4 ounce jars all canned and ready to be labelled and stored. However, I kept an 8 ounce jar on the counter top – just for me to use on my toast.

    Now, I’m going to peel lots of garlic (that my neighbor gave me) to make some ‘garlic pate’ and maybe some ‘garlic jelly’. ALL my neighbors are willing takers of the finished product!

    Today – later – I want to get the eight big flower pots off my driveway – empty them and store them for next year. I might be able to salvage a couple of plants (in smaller pots) – but this has not been a good year for any of them. The overnight frost from a couple of nights ago has wilted all my nasturtiums, so I’ll search for the seeds (I love to eat them) and eliminate them from the garden!

    So, MY Saturday is planned – how about all of you?

    • Red Balloon

      It’s 20 degrees warmer here with light rain. The University has it’s homecoming game today against Northwestern. It’s tied right now at 24. I just got back from some errands. Game time is the best time to run errands, but it was still pretty busy at Costco. I’m just glad to be home and plan to work on getting some stuff ready for sale on eBay. With some luck I’m going to start selling a lot of my junk next weekend.

      • Wildkitty

        I didn’t know you do E-Bay. I know mssj does and I’ve considered it because my little gift shop is still crowded with stuff. But I guess I’m chicken just trying to set it up. I might call an auctioneer to take if off my hands.
        I agree that ‘game time’ is good for errands – but maybe not for the same reason you do. I have absolutely zero interest in sports – I don’t understand any of the American sports – although when I was a kid at school we did play what we called ‘netball’ in the schoolyard, which is different, but close to basketball.
        Wish we had a Costco somewhere near. The best I can do is Sam’s in Bangor – about 50 miles from here. The nearest Costco is about hours away.
        Have a great weekend

        • Red Balloon

          You have a great weekend too, WK!

        • missj

          my ears were burning….
          you will make more $$$ if you take your time and sell it on Ebay yourself …. as long as your post office is close by …. and with the bad weather coming – I would probably wait until Spring….
          I will be happy to help you…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Another half a day in the kitchen…followed by half a night of party. We old folks just don’t party like we used to…although the last one lasted ’til the wee small hours…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqCLsp5owY8

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings….
    STILL RAINING….

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj…here, too. I’m just hoping it’s done by this afternoon. This system is so strange…it’s like a giant vortex that just keeps circling from the southeast (when our weather comes out of the east, it usually dumps something), & pivoting around Cincinnati. Is Li’l Donnie in Cinci, I wonder!

  • Nowhere Man
  • Red Balloon
    • missj

      were you wearing your Trump t-shirt???
      ;-)

      • BuckeyeB

        Probably the one with the black slashed circle. That’s why I want a Trump sign for my front yard…so I can doctor it!

        • missj

          EXCELLENT IDEA!

      • Red Balloon

        That is still tucked away deep in my drawer. I’m really not sure what I want to do with it. Whatever I do, it will wait until after the election. I don’t want it to provide any value to the Trump campaign. Also, just in case anyone is confused, it was free and we took it figuring it would waste Trump campaign $$$.

        • BuckeyeB

          Run it up a flagpole, upside down…he’s definitely distressing!

          • Red Balloon

            LOL!

          • missj

            EXCELLENT!

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning all!
    Got some garden cleanups done yesterday and had to end up clambering down a hillside (into the bamboo which holds the hillside together) to retrieve my hand clippers which I’d forgotten to take out of the wheelbarrow before I dumped everything into the bamboo (I usually tip my garden trash there in an effort to ‘stifle new growth’). Anyway, I proved to myself that I’m still agile – AND I retrieved my clippers.
    Today, I plan on doing more cleanups – with lots of coffee breaks.
    Everyone have a great day!

    • BuckeyeB

      That’ll keep you warm…way to go!

      • Wildkitty

        Good morning my friend!
        It’s supposed to be up in the mid 60s today, so I’m hoping to get lots done!

        Just got back from ‘up the hill’ and brought in my ‘bistro table and chairs’ into the porch to put the potted plants (geraniums, fuschias, et. al.) on for the winter. Now it’s coffee time before going back outside!

    • missj

      I HATE when I do that!
      Have a Great Day!….
      raining cats and dogs here ….
      time to make some cookies!

      • Wildkitty

        Hi mj. Hope Boris is getting better by the day.

        It’s sunny and I just came inside for a cup of coffee and watch the news about the rail crash in NJ!

        I’m about halfway thru making my ‘Jersey Black Butter’ – a type of apple butter that takes about 72 hours in the crock pot – on low – so I can walk away, come back and stir, walk away watch TV, come back and stir – etc.!

        Have a cookie for me!

        • missj

          THANKS WK…..
          He seems back to normal ….
          the Black Butter sounds DIVINE!
          didn’t get to the cookies…. maybe tomorrow…
          the errand run took longer than expected…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Off to the grocery to pick up all the stuff I forgot before, then hit the kitchen some more. Now I remember why we only do this every year or so…but we do have fun!
    Hey Mary…staying warm?
    Hey RB…staying dry?
    Hey mj…staying home?
    !!!

    • missj

      Happy Cooking!
      we have to go fetch a new battery for the TR6 ….
      and I need to pick up a few things at the grocery store….

  • Nowhere Man

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    Where I was standing while making this photograph, it was raining. Arizona weather is never boring!

    • Wildkitty

      Missed you yesterday, Man – but any time I catch up with you – I’m never disappointed with your photos. Stunning!
      How as daughter’s visit?

      • Nowhere Man

        Good morning. I check in here every day and if the comments are a year or more old, check out again. I’m three hours away from the East coast, so I have a built in time delay anyway. Daughter is back in phoney Phoenix, with the concrete canyon heat. She’s planning to move to Flagstaff in the Spring, which will bring her an hour closer to me and a world of difference in weather. We had a marvelous time here, as we always do. She had a chance to practice her culinary skills on a willing tester. She is vegetarian and I certainly enjoyed the meals she concocted. Never missed the red meat at all! Here’s a photograph out my back door this morning. Fall weather always brings spectacular sunrises and sunsets. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba9a25c18cc3dff88ca21fb227d1963fab983c139bf0bd1c60a4983ce7928be6.jpg

        • Wildkitty

          NICE!

          I can’t say that I’m a true ‘vegetarian’ but the older I get the less meat appeals to me. Love my fruit smoothies, veggie plates, soups (sometimes with meat pieces – and other times simply with broth) and lots of pastas, potatoes (my staple diet as a child) and couscous dishes.

          Glad you had a good visit.

  • Wildkitty

    Aaaahhhh, it opens right up to this morning’s comments. Thanks Discus!

    Hi everyone. 54F outside and not a breath of wind – so I’m hoping to get outside to do some cleanups.
    Yesterday I worked peeling (almost) a half bushel of ‘fallen’ apples to make something that is a ‘Jersey’ staple in the winter. It’s called ”Black Butter’ and it’s a type of apple butter – with a splash of ‘secret ingredients’ – described thusly:-
    “A great tradition that exists as a result of Jersey’s proliferation of apples is the production of ‘black butter’ or ‘Le Niere Buerre’. Made from cider apples, the new cider is boiled over a fire for many hours – up to two days! When the cider is ‘reduced’ by half, apples, sugar, lemon, liquorice and spices are added.” I have two ‘crockpots’ cooking and they will be ‘working’ for another 24 hours – at least!
    Of course the ‘traditional’ way of cooking this is to begin with a huge vat over an open fire and 700 pounds of apples as a starter! I cut the quantities down by quite a bit!

  • BuckeyeB

    Oh, yay…disqust’s decided to sit on comments for an hour or two or forever again. I’ve heard disqust not only sucks, it sniffs. Just saying…!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings…
    rain headed this way …. time for some indoor activities….

    • BuckeyeB

      I have pink clouds & a speck of blue sky on the east…can’t believe how much later the sunrise is… & black clouds rolling in from the west. Just as well…I played yesterday & have to play catch-up today. We’re having an old friends’ party Friday & I’m catering most of it. Gotta get the stuff done today that can sit & mellow ’til then…dips & spreads & Tex-Mex-Mix. I already had one batch of the Mix made, but between D/G’Girls, Almost Daughter & her husband (my much-treasured furnace guy), & Mother’s Friend, it’s already gone.
      Whoa…the heavens just opened up!

      • missj

        after I go see the eye guy – think I’ll have a few hours to play outside….
        Hopefully Bart will get in two walks today…

        • BuckeyeB

          I just hope Lucy gets out in between downpours…her beach towels are in the washer & if she comes in wet she stands there until I toss one over her & give her a good rubdown. May have to try my bathrobe!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Fall really is here…high of 64 today & thunderstorms rolling in, leaves are turning, & the mums are blooming. Don’t know how the gods are, but all’s right in my world…KNOCK WOOD!

  • Nowhere Man
    • BuckeyeB

      They did…thanks for sharing it!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Is it safe to come out yet…did Li’l Donnie’s head explode?

    • missj

      YES – it is all over …..
      and I believe the orange one lost ….. ‘bigly’
      although his supporters will follow him right off the cliff

      • BuckeyeB

        Well, I watched the first hour or so, but I was afraid of catching his sniffles! Interesting ‘coke’ theory floating around this morning. That would explain a whole lot about his inexplicable behavior.

        • missj

          I think he’s just plain NUTZ!
          never had to answer to anyone – and never got past the 6th grade bully stage ….

          • BuckeyeB

            Yes he is, & no he didn’t…seemed to be more to it last night though. He struck me as being on a speed high at first, followed by a crash towards the end as it wore off…the sniffles & the cotton mouth. I’m sure they’ll spin it as allergies & anti-histamines…not that his base would care if he shot up heroin on 5th Avenue, after shooting that poor passer-by!
            Maybe he’ll decide that he’s allergic to Hillary & be forced to skip the rest of the debates…

      • Wildkitty

        Morning! How is Boris this morning?

        • missj

          knows who he is and where he is!
          that’s a win / win here!

          • BuckeyeB

            Does he still know who’s boss…that’s the important part!

            • missj

              Yeah …. ;-)

          • Wildkitty

            Glad to hear it. Be patient – he will be fine

    • Wildkitty

      ‘Morning BB
      ‘Li’l Donnie’ reminds me of the ‘little corporal’ who demanded adoration from the populace – only to prove himself to be a monster.

      • BuckeyeB

        Mornin’, Mary…he reminds me of all things evil.

        Did they get your heaters straightened out?

        • Wildkitty

          No, but I did get a call saying that the part IS available for $432 online. But when I pull up the website I don’t know what I’m looking at – so I have more research to do before I have to spend a couple of ‘grand’!

          • BuckeyeB

            Oh, no! Looking to repair or replace? I know the overnights are getting nippy here & I’m debating whether to bite the bullet & replace my old furnace before it’s mid-blizzard & I’m regretting not having done so earlier.

  • Nowhere Man
  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    It is still morning, right? It was one of those up/down nights, & the last ‘down’lasted ’til just a bit ago. I’m gonna be ‘off’ all day. Oh, well…Happy Monday!

  • missj

    Happy First Debate Day…..
    we will NOT be watching……
    although I WILL be enjoying a few Screwdrivers! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4e8b9ae2b48d4dfdd9357580820ecca7cfd5778c25009872eedba8f4b66a5bb.jpg

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj…Words of Pooh wisdom!
      This may be one I watch…just so I don’t have to take everyone else’s word for what a fiasco it was. I’m with Pooh…I want this thing done & Li’l Donnie Drumpf sent on his way.

    • Nowhere Man

      This is the longest election “season” I have ever experienced! I am told it will be soon over, but the hurting and healing will take a much longer time.

      • BuckeyeB

        I just hope the dregs of Li’l Donnie’s base fades away as completely as the Tea Partiers seem to have…problem is, they aren’t armed with tea bags.

  • Nowhere Man

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    A scan of the festivities over the weekend, from a parade to bull riding, to car show. There were also 50+ vendor booths, a farmer’s market, water slide for the kids, rock climbing, live music and a beer garden. The local museum also had a display and talk about the “Harvey Girls” hotels that were here. The Beale Hotel and the Brunswick Hotel are still here. No Harvey Girls though. This was all in the main part of olde townne Kingman, with three streets blocked off and plenty of people attending. No fuss, no bother, no drunks arrested nor any fights. In the photographs there are two of people pulling a Ford tractor. This was the Kingman version of a tractor pull! It ws a set distance and the result was timed. The guys in the green shirts were the winners and the cops were third. The cops came off their beat, wearing full equipment, and did their best; only losing by a few seconds! Don’t mess with Kingman cops!

    • missj

      GREAT PICS!

      • Nowhere Man

        Thank you.

    • Wildkitty

      ‘Morning Man!
      REALLY wish I was there to see the fun!
      Was it just for one day – or will it go on for a while?

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, WildOne…how’s life at your house this morning? Did the gas service guy get you warmed up?
        Your friend ‘Bob’ certainly got me warmed up yesterday…his nasty comments are the ones I deleted…along with him…yesterday. Apparently he thought he could jump over here & continue one of his rants against you. I thought differently!
        Thanks…made my day, keeping our little world safe & sane & troll free. Did break one of my major rules though…
        Never mud wrestle a pig. You get dirty & the pig enjoys it.
        I should have just told him to STFU & pulled the plug, but I had to mount my soapbox first. Sometimes you just gotta!

      • Nowhere Man

        It started on Thursday evening with a chili cook out, and ended on Sunday afternoon with a concert in the park. If only the government could run as efficiently as this festival organisers did…….!

    • BuckeyeB

      Marvelous pic’s, NM…thanks for sharing it all with us. I could almost hear the fun…great ‘tractor pull’!

      • Nowhere Man

        Thanks.

  • Nowhere Man

    Good evening peoples. The “Best of the West” festival is over and my daughter and I are in need of a good night’s rest. Fun and games for three days. I will post a few photographs of different events later. Meanwhile, here is a photograph of the almost sunrise and moon rise. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11a5a365b6e78ef6fc5676b0eabb5b7c067b407f840993f8e445b3be0741283f.jpg .

    • BuckeyeB

      …& I really like that one. I’m such a sucker for suns & moons!

      • Nowhere Man

        There are many on FaceBook who email me if I miss a morning or two without posting a sunrise pic. Seems I’m the only one up at that hour.

        • BuckeyeB

          We few, we happy few…

          Best part of the day! That’s why I’m gonna be out of sync all day, having slept through.

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    back from our Adventure in Maryland ….
    and it was more of an adventure than we bargained for….
    Boris had an episode of transient global amnesia….
    (is that not a mouthful!) …. he woke up the second day not remembering the night before and asking repeatedly what had happened …. seems the part of his brain that makes memories was turned off….
    called the kiddie doc who is a neighbor and he confirmed that a trip to the hospital was in order…. they kept him overnight for observation
    the neurologist said it always passes off in 24 – 48 hours …. don’t know the cause – and there are no lasting effects…
    another excursion into strange medical happenings … at least this one was benign….
    I need to decompose for a few days… and then get the eye thingie done on Tuesday …. they don’t even require you to have someone else drive you home…. but Boris is going to anyhow…..
    gonna watch some football today …. Beagles v Stillers https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c45b8d80f1a34cd37af6957b07a20b7370f752377ef7e826e8eba0498530213.jpg

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey…our long lost lamb!
      That had to be scary…has it worn off now? Just glad you were with friends & not like in the middle of nowhere on a road trip. I understand more & more every day what they say about old age…’tain’t for sissies, is it?! I have a colonoscopy coming up in a few weeks that I am absolutely not looking forward to. Should have had it a week ago, but in my usual approach to anything medical…wear your blinders & don’t think about it…I didn’t read the 10 pages of instructions & info they gave me, thinking that all I had to do was drink a gallon of crap to wash down the laxatives. So I didn’t not eat all the stuff that I had to avoid for the week before the procedure & had to reschedule. So for now the blinders are firmly back in place…
      Speaking of ‘medical’, please decompress instead of decomposing…much better for your health!

      • missj

        YES! …. we stayed an extra day so I could rest up from the excitement and make sure he was back to normal!
        NEVER heard about this before! …. it was like he was a broken record – we would tell him what we had for dinner the night before and what we did…. he would ask again….
        all the way t the hospital – he kept asking why we were going and how I made the determination …. and WHY did I have Chris’ phone number in my phone!
        his recollection from the night before did come back – but as the neurologist said… during the attack …. from about 9AM – 3PM is GONE! …. the attending in the ER had played football for Duke – I recognized him IMMEDIATELY!
        he went right to the head of the class… because of course this pretty much presents as a stroke with the confusion – but he didn’t have any other symptoms…. it was pretty much my explanation of what was going on that tipped them off to the diagnosis …

        • BuckeyeB

          I never heard of it either. Maybe I just forget that I forget…living alone, there’s no one to correct me but Lucy, & she knows which side her kibble’s buttered on. Maybe that’s why she’s gotten so fat…she keeps telling me that I haven’t fed her yet!
          Reminds me of a friend when I was in high school…
          her G’Ma lived with them & several times a year, the friend/her sister would bounce into grandma’s room, all sweetness & light, & announce that it was their birthday. G’Ma…who was fairly confused at this point…would pull out her purse & say ‘Oh, sweetie, I’m soooo sorry, but I forgot. Here…get yourself something nice.’ Karma does have a wicked sense of humor though…the friend’s daughter has ripped her off for years.

          • missj

            that’s why you have to keep all that stuff written down!

            • BuckeyeB

              & stay away from evil grandchildren, & save the nice somethings for yourself!

              • missj

                I believe we will be avoiding the grandchildren syndrome altogether – which is FINE BY ME!

                • BuckeyeB

                  As I’ve always told D’Girl, one is a nice round number…this way we have her outnumbered!

      • missj

        as for the colonoscopy – I REFUSE – POINT BLANK!
        gave the physician my long version back in June when she became insistent….
        I don’t care to have a medical misadventure due to the diverticulitis …. and a poke through can easily happen …
        AND…. everyone – and I mean EVERYONE I know who has had colon cancer has had profuse bleeding …. in my father’s case – he was improperly diagnosed … for 18 months and nearly died… but they put him back together and he lived another 40 years ….
        and the others IGNORED the symptoms …. until it was too late…
        the blood in the stool test works JUST FINE ….
        as log as you are on top of it…. until they come up with a less invasive test – I’ll take my chances!

        • BuckeyeB

          Thanks for the re-enforcement…that’s been my position for the last ten years, then I had a minor bleeding incident & panicked. From what I’ve gathered from my new doctor, who really wants to cover all the bases & tick off all the boxes, & the gastro megaplex she referred me to, there could be several benign explanations for the one time episode. They just really want to use it to get me to get a baseline scope that their policies & procedures recommend I should have had 10 years ago. I’m wavering so hard at this point, my blinders are clattering, but I have a real strong hunch that I’ll end up calling the whole thing off. i just hate tempting the malpractice gods!

          • missj

            Drmissj says that a one time incident is no big deal!
            but if you have a tumor it will grow – and bleed more over time… and increasingly frequent….
            when one of my dance Mom’s told me how she ignored the symptoms for over a year – and they were PROFUSE – I was not surprised at the outcome….
            you just can’t ignore the obvious over time ….

            you should make her do the occult test in the office…
            and again in 6 months…. that’s ENOUGH! ….
            she is just covering her azzzz for malpractice ….
            I told ‘missy’ she was OFF THE HOOK …. she smiled and said she wasn’t looking for that – but I KNOW she was!

            • BuckeyeB

              LOL!

              Their consensus seemed to be that it was probably a viral thing & had worked itself out, but since they had all these tests & equipment they could use, why not. My gut feeling…all puns intended… is they’re half right, half wrong. As my old doctor (rest her soul) once told me, cancer doesn’t come & go…cancer comes & stays.

              I’ll tell her I got a second opinion & it confirmed my instincts!

              • missj

                just remember – I got my MD from the same place my Mother-In-Law did…
                the Sears Roebuck Catalog!

                • BuckeyeB

                  Same place my G’Ma used to get her toilet paper!

    • Red Balloon

      Is “decompose” just another Pittsburghian phrase? Also, is the eye thingy cataract surgery or lasik?

      • missj

        it’s pretty much a Steinman phrase ….. lol
        had the cataracts done 20 years ago…. and as he predicted – they came back….
        right eye is pretty fuzzy – I flunked to test…. so they are going to lazer a hole in the remaining lens they left behind…..
        I thought the protein had attacked itself to the glass lens – but I was WRONG! …. lol
        they leave some of the original lens in place – so you don’t get those ‘fishy eyes’ like my grandmother had….
        he told me it takes less time to do than it took him to write up the notes from the original surgery….

        • BuckeyeB

          Now see, that’s why the blinders. That whole explanation just gave me chills & goosebumps!

          • missj

            yeah – I am firmly of the opinion that the words eyeball and surgery don’t even belong in the same dictionary! …. but this is not invasive – like the lens implants …
            BFF had lazer procedure right after her cataract surgery because she was having light flashes…
            she wouldn’t listen when I told her that they would go away in time … (the surgeon told her that, too!)
            but she wasn’t patient – she didn’t give her brain the time to reprogram the images….
            she drove herself – didn’t even tell me she was getting it done….
            I realized when we were in the burgh that I was getting pretty bad …. as long as I was in my familiar surroundings I compensated just fine …. but in some place new – I was challenged

            • BuckeyeB

              The thought of anyone or anything touching my eye but me makes me shudder…& I used to wear contacts (the old hard ones). I’d peel them off, spit on ’em & stick ’em back in…even slept in them half the time. But then I discovered pot…& that I couldn’t smoke & wear contacts at the same time…& decided I could see well enough without them!
              Actually, my vision seems to have gotten better the last few years…now it’s just waiting for the adjustment between close up & distance focus, so I have Dollar Store reading glasses stashed throughout the house. I used to scold my mother because she pretty much quit wearing her glasses for the last 5-6 years, & she told me the same thing…just didn’t need them anymore.

              • missj

                Oh those ‘special drops’ work in a FLASH!
                I remember when they used to tap dance on your eyeball for the Glaucoma test…. never felt a thing….
                now they just shoot a puff of air at ya…..
                there have been so many changes in the past 20 years!

                • BuckeyeB

                  No shit…thought my old eye guy was gonna stroke out years ago when I told him I wasn’t worried about glaucoma, what with all the pre-emptive pot I smoked!
                  It’s not anyone touching my eye that bothers me…it’s the THOUGHT of anyone touching my eye! I’m such a wuss about some things.

                  • missj

                    HA!

        • Red Balloon

          I wouldn’t be able to hold still for something like that being done to my eye. It makes me shudder just to think about it.

          • missj

            I thought the same thing – till I was damn near blind….
            they used to knock you out for the cataract surgery – but I woke up BOTH times …. but you are so damn groggy – you don’t put it together …. I saw the new lens being slid into place …. and the other time I woke up as he was stitching my eye back up…. HA!

            • Red Balloon

              Ugh!

      • missj

        what did you post that got you in trouble with Blue????

        • BuckeyeB

          C’mon, RB…inquiring minds, you know!

          • missj

            whatever it was – he took it down in RECORD TIME!

            • BuckeyeB

              LOL!

              • Wildkitty

                HA! You caught up with me – so you already know that my ‘puter problem was finally resolved – and now it’s time for supper and a ‘snuggle under my bankie’. The heating service man is supposed to be here at 7.30 in the morning. I hope he can get things working for me.

        • Red Balloon

          I’m not in trouble. She has a Yahoo email account and she was jokingly accusing me of trying to get her to switch to another provider. I figured it was best not to leave that out on my FB page just in case someone thought we were airing our out laundry in public. I post very rarely and I’d just rather keep my favorite family posts on top anyway. I have deleted a lot of my posts over the years and quite FB twice. Now with Lib Friends, I’ve got a reason to check it now and then. Much lower stress in a group fun thing anyway.

    • Wildkitty

      Hi mj – Hope
      Boris is OK. Something similar happened to me in back in 1995. I was on the kike in Colorado and got caught in a snowstorm. When I finally got off I was shaking, but that didn’t stop me from riding the next day – to Moab, Utah. It was the following morning that I couldn’t remember were I was – or why, I lost the sight in my right eye for a few hours and began suffering with vertigo.
      When my mind finally returned I decided that I had no business on a bike and headed off to Lubbock, TX (800 miles away) where I was friendly with the ‘dealer’ – who sold the bike out from under me, put me up for a couple of days until I found a car to take me back to the east coast.
      It was scary – but, thankfully, temporary. Boris will be OK, but have him checked out. I never did go to a doctor – but an EMT I met along the road said it appeared I’d suffered a mild ‘brain attack – brought on by stress. I’ve been OK since.

      • missj

        well – you are the FIRST person that even knows what is was!
        I did read that it usually comes with headaches…. but he didn’t have one…
        he did go to the head of the class in the emergency room….
        and got a Cat scan and MRI – both of which came back clear …. neurologist said he sees about four cases a month …
        I do think it was brought on by stress…. going to see Lois was quite traumatic…. we hadn’t seen her since her husband passed – and they were like his second family (only better) when he first moved out here …
        it brought up a lot of memories…. and I think it was just too much for him… so he blocked it out

        • Wildkitty

          Good morning mj!
          Apparently is isn’t an ‘unusual’ happenstance for someone under stress. Unfortunately I was alone in a far away place and it DID scare me and I stayed in my room trying to figure my next move. But, the eyesight came back fairly quickly and, by halfway thru the morning, the memory had also returned.
          The ONLY thing that stayed with me was ‘a touch of vertigo’ – but not bad. However, each morning, when I come downstairs I find myself holding BOTH handrails. I have a stone retaining wall in the back of the house and I find that the vertigo will appear if I try to work ‘facing’ the drop off – BUT, if I turn my back to the ‘drop off’ I can back up and stand RIGHT ON TOP OF THE WALL with no effects.
          Good luck to both of you. Keep me posted.

    • Nowhere Man

      “Decomposing”.
      People were surprised to hear music coming from Beethoven’s grave in Zentralfriedhof, Vienna. A music conductor was brought in to listen and he discovered it was Beethoven’s 5th symphony, but it sounded strange. It was heard backwards. The conductor realised the reason after some thought, it was Beethoven decomposing!

      • missj

        HA!

  • BuckeyeB

    C’mon, disqust…spit it out!

    • Wildkitty

      HA! Good morning!
      You might be having trouble with ‘discust’ – but again, if I’m MIA – don’t worry. Yesterday, my internet reception began giving me trouble, and when I called my service they said that it was ‘internal trouble’ (I couldn’t get them to tell me what) that might take a couple of days to correct and they would call me by phone when it is repaired. I live in a valley and can’t even get a simple cell-phone reception – and so, the ONLY internet reception I get is DSL – thru my telephone company.
      When I came downstairs about an hour ago I clicked on here to say ‘HI’ and it took almost an hour to load this page – soooooooo, I guess I’ll have to find something else to do today.
      As for staying warm in this cold snap? Don’t you know that everything happens at once? The service man came to clean my heating units last week and found a problem with both – and neither are working properly (a fake gas stove in the living room – looks like an old fireplace) – with a blower; and the gas Renai heater in the kitchen. Until now – both have heated the entire house – but NEITHER are working today – and it was only 56F in the house when I got up – and 39F outside. I guess I’m going to have to snuggle under a ‘blankie’ and binge watch the ‘talking heads’ – until I nap! It’s a good thing I’m a tough old bird – and also that I live alone and don’t have to worry about anyone else!
      I’ll be back when I can!

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, WildOne!
        Sounds like a great idea for a Sunday morning…’cept for the 56 part. Can you go up to BFF’s…for the coffee & the heat?
        I promise not to call checking on you…for a bit! But first thing Monday morning, start bugging the gas company. Play that ‘old lady’ card for all it’s worth! I doubt that you could pull off frail, but toss a few ‘health concerns’ in… just a little icing on the cake.

      • missj

        Hi Mary!
        you are correct – when it rains… it POURS!
        KEEP WARM!
        was in the high 80’s here the other day…. and I know it can turn on a dime
        we will all be walking around with colds in the next few weeks!

      • missj

        just checked – it’s currently 53 outside here ….
        of course I had to bring in all the orchids yesterday ….
        and now it will be the in and out game for the next few weeks

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!
    Here he comes, a -doodle-dooing…
    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning all! Aaaaahhhhmm Baaaaach!
    40F outside and 60F in my house. I’m glad my company left yesterday because my ‘heating units’ have decided not to work this morning. So I guess my little electric heater is going to be sat in front of me while I play with my beads.
    The gas company doesn’t have service workers over the weekend so I will have to wait until Monday morning.
    I was surprised how much I enjoyed having my nephew and his wife visit. He is already 60 and – for the first time – I really got to spend time with him and ‘get to know him’! Going home to visit family every three years and getting to see each of my sister’s family for maybe an hour-and-a-half – or go out for a meal with the family, really hasn’t allowed me to ‘know’ any of them.
    Now they have gone to Toronto to visit one of her relatives and will head back to New York by Tuesday night to get a plane back across the Atlantic. They have a lot of driving to do but they have a GPS in their rental car which, to me, spoils the excitement of road travel. However, since they have time limits, it’s good that they won’t get lost.
    Have a great weekend everyone.

    • Red Balloon

      You stay warm and have a nice weekend too, WK! It’s nice you got to know your nephew better.

      • Wildkitty

        I’ve been away from family for more than 64 years and with only occasional visits it’s hard to keep track. But, no matter what – family is family!

        • BuckeyeB

          Usually! I do have a toxic ex-sister…

    • BuckeyeB

      Welcome back!

      I’m so glad you got to spend that time with family & got to know your nephew. That is what it’s all about…not the hokey pokey!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_P9PU5FcMQ

      PS…
      Looks like from my weather thingie that your temp this morning’s barely 40. Wrap up & stay warm, Mary!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Off to the almost last of the Farmer’s Markets, after breakfast with Mother’s Friend’s Family. I’d acronym that, but MFF just doesn’t sound right! Maybe I should change it to Posthumous Step-Family.

    • Wildkitty

      Morning! My nephew and I were discussing ALL my ‘adopted families’ which I have made in my travels clean across this country. I think it eased my nephew’s mind to know how friendly everyone in town is with each other. I told him that while we all (less than 500 folks in town) can disagree over politics and religion – when someone needs help we are all ‘family’ and everyone helps everyone else.

      • BuckeyeB

        Even the various deli-owners!

  • Red Balloon

    Good morning Disqus! Today, I’m actually going to get something done! LOL!

    • Wildkitty

      Don’t overdo things, my friend.

      • Red Balloon

        Ha! No need to worry about me overdoing it. Yesterday was quite restful, so I’m good.

        • BuckeyeB

          See…it worked!

  • BuckeyeB
  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Bite us, disqust.

    • Red Balloon

      Good afternoon, BB! Taking today off. Still can’t decide what to do.

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, RB!
        Do Nothing…whatever you should do, you can do tomorrow!

        • Red Balloon

          Ha! Even though I just read this now, I followed your great advice to a T. I really needed a down day.

          • BuckeyeB

            We all do, now ‘n’ then…glad you got one!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    & Happy Equinox, one & all…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    We may end up with another day in the 90’s, but right now it’s in the 50’s & I’m in my flannel shirt & fuzzy socks…Happy Humps!

  • Nowhere Man

    Hello everyone. The weather gods have smiled on this lowly place and released some rain. Not a deluge, but a soft “scotch mist” of a rain falling steadily for the past few hours. Daughter and her dog here and enjoying the coolness, after living in Phoenix the past four years. Took Spirit, the dog, to the dog park and he was in heaven. Dogs to play with and temps below 75, on wet grass, not hot asphalt. One strange dog was there, a cross between a domestic dog and a coyote. Friendly, with a coyote looking face. They call them “reservation dogs”. Andy Devine Days festivities beginning tomorrow, so a fun filled weekend is here.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    We’re morphing back into Summer for a few days…grumble grump here.

  • Wildkitty

    Just warning you guys again. Don’t worry if I’m MIA for the next few days.
    Company arrives tomorrow!

    • BuckeyeB

      Enjoy every minute of it…I promise not to send looking for you!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    I see Nick is still with us!
    rainy day at the boarding school….
    almost time to pack up and bug out … ;-)

    • BuckeyeB

      Well, hiss, boo…disqust’s delays just suck. 7 seconds I understand, but even the 2 of us working together couldn’t come up with anything bad enough to require a 24 hour delay!
      So are you back home, un- & re- packing?

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories…Monday mornin’ glories!

    Hope your week-ends were great & the weeks to come the same…

    Happy ‘From-Homecoming’ Mary; enjoy your company…
    & Happy Trails to you, mj, on all your road trips!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYsO890YJY

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy, Howdy, BB
      When I needed to file taxes – when my shop was still open – I used to take my paperwork to a tax preparer in Bangor. On my first visit I noticed a YUUUUGE Marlin (how could I miss it) mounted on his office wall. When I questioned him about it he pointed me to two display cases against the wall behind me.
      I was curious about all the ‘western’ paraphernalia the contained, and he told me that he was a Roy Rogers fan and that he had been to the auction when the Roy Rogers museum closed. Rogers had been an avid fisherman and the Marlin was one that Rogers had caught – and the display cases were filled with lots of shirts. ropes, boots and spurs, a saddle and a couple of gun holsters.
      Of course, we had a great conversation about the old ‘horses ass’ movies when you always knew who was the good guy (with the white hat) and the bad guy (black hat) who would always lose his hat in the fist fights while the good guy never lost his!
      Have a great day, my friend.

      • Nowhere Man

        As kids, we went to the Saturday morning movies and always there was a cowboy one. Usually a Roy Rogers, but sometimes a Johnny Mac Brown, or a Hopalong Cassidy, or a Gene Autry, or a Tom Mix, etc. John Wayne we didn’t like, as he wasn’t a “cowboy” in our young eyes. All the cowboys seemed to be from no certain country, but Wayne was definitely pro American and that was a defect to our Canadian eyes. Anyway, here’s a story about Roy Rogers.

        Roy and the bunkhouse boys were out riding the range one day and a mountain lion attacked them. The lion aimed for Roy, but only clawed his new cowboy boots. The cat got away and the group returned to the ranch. He told Dale of the incident and then gathered a bunch of the boys and set out to catch the lion. Later, the group returned and there was Roy in the lead with the dead lion draped over the saddle. Dale rushed out and said, “Pardon me Roy, is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?”

        • Wildkitty

          Neat story! I watched it happen – in my mind – as I read your words.
          Back then, the ‘range’ was so very different!
          I never really liked John Wayne either. I think it had to do with his ‘drawl’!

          • Nowhere Man

            I had the pleasure of attending a concert by Roy’s back-up band, the Sons of the Pioneers, at a steak cafe in Tucson, way back in the early 80s. They sounded the same as I remembered from the radio broadcasts many years before. The original “singing cowboy” was Gene Autry, before Roy did his. As young kids, we didn’t like the hero starting to sing and worse still…. to a “girl”!

            • Wildkitty

              Ah, God Evening, my friend.

              I would have liked to see that. Funny how the mind works. I could almost see the story that you told and, as I write this, I can hear them. They had a much more gentle sound than today’s Country songs.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UiSMyyj-Ac

              Enjoy!

      • BuckeyeB

        I remember the last of the Sat. cowboy matinees. They were at the seedy old vaudeville theaters…the better places where they showed the current movies didn’t mess with them. Then they had a second run on early Sat. morning tv…

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    just stopping by for a quickie…. been busy beyond belief… just don’t know where the time goes…
    in residence at the boarding school for a long weekend while T2 and ‘you know who’ go to a wedding in MN…. I am sitting on the couch that is between the two windows on the left (ground floor) …
    then we are off to MD to visit a friend – actually the person for who Black Bart was named….
    food is GREAT here! …. and I sent plenty home with Boris and Bart yesterday…. (although dinner did a major suck last night – but i made do)
    looks like showers later today – we really need it….
    also been busy getting all the plants ready to come indoors for the winter…
    after we get back from MD – have to get the cataracts that came back … AUGH! …. zapped off – and then it is up to Easton for Lafayette homecoming and cat sitting for T1 and hubby as they go to Vegas to visit friends…

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj!
      It’s the Fall Kerfuffle & the change of weather all together with the Harvest Moon…makes life crazy!

      • missj

        yeah – the natives were quite restless last night….
        but they must have had a 11PM curfew….
        this house is full of Third formers (9th graders) so they are all scared to death… lol … and T2 told them I am RUTHLESS ….
        so they have been keeping a low profile…. one did ask about lights out… and I told them I didn’t care about that – just keep it QUIET!
        they are SOOOOO much quieter than the girls were last year!

        • BuckeyeB

          Poor babies…didn’t use ‘The Look’ on them, did you?!

          • missj

            not at all …. I figure most of them are homesick to death…. met one of them in the dining hall at breakfast yesterday … he was so pleasant … he helped me clean up the ‘common room’ last night….
            will have to make them some cupcakes the next time I come up…. wouldn’t attempt to make ANYTHING in this kitchen!
            had several come up to me in the dining hall asking where they were supposed to check in – as I was pretty much the only adult there…. I told them they were off the hook! and then Lou later told me they no longer have to check in on the weekends….

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day for you. Don’t overdo – but have a good time.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Up with Lucy, so just in case I’m not up when the rooster starts, there’s the path he comes down…
    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/

  • Nowhere Man

    In keeping with the spastic posting of comments by Disqus, I give you a sunset sky combined with a full moon and we have The Twilight Zone.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Woke up to LOUD T’storms…which have passed leaving ‘heavy rain mist’. Don’t think I’ve ever it described quite that way…
    Oh, well, better us than Mary…& Happy WE all y’all!

    • Wildkitty

      Here I am again. Was just reading the local (Jersey paper) to update myself of what is going on before my nephew arrives.
      LOOK what I found has happened to Jersey ‘police’ cars!

    • Nowhere Man

      Send some of that rain here! Drier here than a popcorn fart! Where I grew up in Canada, a slight rain/mist was called a “Scotch mist”. Being that the Scots were frugal.

      • BuckeyeB

        & damp…hence the ‘dour’!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Well, WildOne, I can see you out there in the ether, but then you’re gone…poof! Disqust delays this morning…
    As for me, I’ve got Fall Fever…outside calls, & I must go!

  • Wildkitty

    Good Morning All!
    I can’t believe that it’s only 35F this morning. I called the oil/gas company last week to have all my heating appliances cleaned before it got cold – and the guy is due between 8 and 10 this morning. I turn the pilot light off on my living room fireplace every summer and I can’t light it this morning – so I’m glad I have an spare electric heater to turn towards me as I sit here – because the thermometer in the house says only 58F.
    The trees are beginning to turn and, when I opened my eyes this morning, I watched last night’s full moon – which wore a halo – until it fell behind the pine tree outside my window.
    And summer doesn’t end for a few days yet!!
    Hope everyone is well.

    • BuckeyeB

      Well, shit…we must be on a 24 hour delay, ’cause Nick just pushed this up to the top of his thread!
      Hope you’re toasty warm this morning & all’s well as can be with you & yours, as my G’Ma used to say.

      • Wildkitty

        Morning! And YOU just popped right to the top of the page!
        Actually NO! There apparently is something wrong with my main propane heater (A Vermont Castings gas fireplace) and the service man is going to have to see is he can get a part for it – because even he can’t get it to fire up. It will be Monday at the earliest before they will let me know if the part is still available. If not? Well, I guess it’s a ‘throw away’ world – and I will have to replace it.!

  • BuckeyeB

    There goes disqust…slurpin’ canal water again!

  • BuckeyeB
    • Wildkitty

      Howdy Friend. I don’t remember if I checked in this morning and, since I’m here – met with 1 year old comments – I’ll just let everyone know that I’m trying to clean house before my company comes – and just playing on this ‘puter while taking coffee breaks.
      Now it’s time for supper and then I have friends coming down to get me to make some copies of medical papers – ’cause I have a printer!

    • Nowhere Man

      Here’s the “mushroom moon” over AZ tonight. Vance Randolph says in his book Ozark Magic and Folklore that in many parts of the Ozarks, it is believed that “mushrooms must be gathered when the moon is full.”

  • BuckeyeB

    WOO HOO!!!

  • BuckeyeB

    BIG TIME!

  • BuckeyeB

    Water.

  • BuckeyeB

    Canal.

  • BuckeyeB

    Sucks.

  • BuckeyeB

    Disqust.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Looks like disqust is having a bad morning.
    Let’s see if I can prime the pump…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Since disqust is determined to be a dick, I’m just gonna answer what ever recent comments I can find while I listen to ‘Fall’ music…the I’m gonna take Lucy to the vet’s so she stops dragging her butt around the floor. Happy Not Monday!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XePzW03p0WE

    • Wildkitty

      ‘Morning BB
      I’m trying to pick up the courage to call the vet about Rusty. It seems that the lumps that the vet removed from his right front leg are growing again and I don’t know how long it will be before he is thoroughly miserable. I don’t want to have the vet take the leg because Rusty has stones, steps, plants to navigate outside, cat flaps to get outside and stairs and furniture to navigate indoors. So, I’m pampering/spoiling him and will see if I can keep him until after my company comes next week.
      By the way, I will probably be MIA for a few days next week. My nephew and his wife are coming to NYC for a few days – then will drive up to see me before travelling to Toronto for a few days before returning to Jersey. I haven’t had to entertain anyone for about 10 years, so I hope I don’t disappoint them. Of course, I WILL take them for a Maine lobster dinner but, since they will have a car, I’m assuming they will go on day sightseeing trips. I’ll play it by ear. But If I’m MIA – please be alarmed..

      • Nowhere Man

        My daughter is visiting me all next week and Kingman is having the annual “Andy Devine Days” parade, rodeo, fair, etc. Small towns have the best events, as most of the participants are known locals. I miss the Nova Scotia lobster I grew up eating. Also the fresh fish. But I don’t miss the humidity and the cold winters. It balances out.

        • Wildkitty

          I think I’ve told you that, if things had worked out differently for me, I would be living in Arizona – Maybe around Tucson – or up around Prescott.
          But, I agree, small towns are ‘the best’ and they don’t come much smaller than this one – less than 500 great folks. My breathing can tolerate the cold (without the wind) much better than it can tolerate the humidity.

          Enjoy daughter’s visit.

        • BuckeyeB

          LOL! Haven’t thought of Andy Devine in ages, but I can still hear his voice & see him bouncing along in Ol’ Nellybelle!

      • BuckeyeB

        Oh, Mary…I’ve been afraid to ask how he was doing, no news being good news. Spoil him all you can, see what the vet has to say, & know that you’ve done the very best for him from the moment he moved himself into your heart…he knows.

        Glad you have family coming…how long has it been since you’ve seen them? As we always tell each other in my circle of family & friends, they aren’t coming to be entertained or conduct a white glove inspection, they’re coming for the camaraderie.

        I promise not to call the deli!

    • Nowhere Man

      I’ve taken to doing the same re the posts. Not going to scroll a dozen or so pages to get to the “present era”. I’lll respond to posts as I find them.

      • BuckeyeB

        Don’t know if this only works for ‘mods’, but try going to the black ‘WordPress’ bar at the top of the page after you log onto ALA, & click on the rectangular icon following ‘Like’. It brings up the comments in order…& in real time! Can’t make a new comment from there, but it does show the others.

        • Nowhere Man

          “WordPress” doesn’t appear on my page. Could just be my browser (Safari).

          • BuckeyeB

            Do you ‘log in’ to ALA? “WordPress’ just shows up as a ‘W’ on the far left of the black bar that shows up after you do…or at least it does after I do!

  • Nowhere Man

    Good Morning everyone in whatever era you have posted. Scrolling through these comments is like viewing the various rock levels on the sides of the Grand Canyon; it’s a trip through the centuries! Another fine day in the south-west, no rain foreseen in the future, This is what the intrepid travelers on the Beale Wagon Trail would have seen as they made their way West.

    • BuckeyeB

      Good next morning, NM! Sure do wish the disqust geologists would pick a happier era to fixate on!

      One of the things I remember most about the drive to California was the glimpses of the old wagon ruts along the way. Never saw them without thinking of those people & seeing those trains…

      • Nowhere Man

        Like these?

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Already one of those ‘hit-the-floor-running’ kind of weeks, but a lovely one…low 80’s & dry & leaves starting to turn.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVjQwAHf20

  • BuckeyeB

    Earth to disqust…

    • Red Balloon

      There you are! Only three hours later!

      • Wildkitty

        It took me 4 pages of ‘a year ago’ – but I won’t let Discus beat me.
        Hey, Red!

        • Red Balloon

          Hey WK! Got the yard done today. Now the cat wants to sleep on my lap!

          • Wildkitty

            Can’t get outside because of high winds. The sun is great and temps only about 68 but with my breathing problems, the damn wind takes my breath away – which is a bit inconvenient. So, I took care of a bunch of veggies (supplied by my neighbor) and they are cooling before they go into the freezer and, for the last hour I’ve been lazing on the sofa with one cat on the ottoman by my feet and another at the other end of the sofa. No idea with No. 3 is – but I would bet he’s outside. And so, Sunday talking heads and remembrances kept me busy until I dozed and now I’m going to ‘binge watch’ the Mentalist which my DVR picks up every week (I’ve got 7 available to watch) while I do some knitting!
            This getting old is ‘a bit old’ – and I miss being my old invincible self.

            • Aquarius 1027

              Hi, Wildkitty – My husband said that he is getting tired of the “talking heads” and ready for the election to be done. I get tired as well of listening to the pathetic proclamations of political pundits – yet sometimes there is a small glimmer of truth. I miss Walter Cronkite and when the news was actually the news, not just a parade of biased opinions.

              Sometimes I want to say to these journalists…..I don’t give a d*mn what you think MIGHT be important! And I don’t give a d*mn about your suspicions, your allegations and your arrogant so-called interpretations of events and people. – Okay, I am done venting about our news media. ;)

              Thinking of you up north there in Maine (at least up north from western PA!), soon harvest time and my favorite season will be here. – We once did a “binge watch” of Battlestar Galactica, we both love sci-fi! – Stay safe and take care. :)

              • Wildkitty

                Well, Hello there Aquarius. Long time no see. Hope all is well.
                I too, get tired of the ‘talking heads’ but, since I live alone, I consider my TV to be ‘talking wallpaper’! I don’t WATCH much during the day – and instead have ‘voices’ talking to me. However, if I hear something that interests me, I stop what I’m doing and sit down with my coffee for 10 minutes – or half hour – to try to ‘learn’ something. C-Span and C-Span2 are my all time favorite weekday ‘daytime’ channels – but on Sundays I get ‘both sides of the stories’ so I can make up my own mind – which is always somewhere in the middle. Like you, I miss the Edward Murrows and Walter Cronkites and Sander Vanocurs. Actually, I’m sorry that Al Jazeera America left us because they had ‘straight news’! Now, I’m done about out news media.
                I’ve never been interested in Sci Fi – but I love the ‘Who Done It’ shows (Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Numbers, Mentalist, NCIS, etc.). I seldom find the time to watch a 2 hour movie – so I DVR the 1 hour shows, fast forward thru the commercials and turn them into 45 minute shows – to keep up with my ‘attention span’!

            • Red Balloon

              Blue used to watch the Mentalist. I didn’t know it was still on. She also has a respiratory infection and will probably go in to the doctor today. She had pneumonia a year ago and we don’t want to take any chances.

              • Wildkitty

                Please tell Blue to take care of herself. I ended up in the hospital for a few days at about this time last year. But I avoided full blown pneumonia. However, being COPD (chronic asthma/bronchitis) I’m learning not to be foolish when the weather is wrong!

          • Aquarius 1027

            Hi, RB – I wish my cat would sleep on my lap, she only sits there begrudgingly for a minute or so and then jumps away. Yet she is very playful – all I have to do is say “Where is mousie?” and her ears perk up and she starts looking for her toy mouse. – One time I found 4 toy mice under the cabinet in my dining room, way in the back by the wall. I had to use a yardstick to get them out. She watched me the entire time and pounced on them the minute I pushed them out. – I also found some dust bunnies hiding under that cabinet. ;)

            We will be going to a cabin on the lake in our nearby state park for a few days at the end of the month, just fishing and relaxing. :) Then we are going to San Diego for two weeks at the beginning of October to visit my older daughter and SIL. It will be the first time to see their first home – and the first time in over a decade to take a two week vacation! – Did I mention that I am counting the days until I board the plane to San Diego? ;)

            Sending good wishes across the net universe to you and your family, take care. :)

            • Red Balloon

              Hey Aquarius! My oldest daughter lives in Tustin. Not sure I ever mentioned that. She usually visits us two or three times a year so I really have no desire right now to visit her. I did drive her to LA back in 2012 when she moved there. That was a long drive from Iowa, but we had a lot of fun. We haven’t taken a two week vacation in many years. I’m not sure I want to right now. It’s so hard when I get back to work. You have a great time in SD!

    • Wildkitty

      ONLY 4 pages of ‘a year ago’ – but you can’t hide forever. See?
      I found you. Want some ice-cream? It’s a choice of French Vanilla or Coffee!!

      • BuckeyeB

        I’ll take the vanilla with my salty caramel sauce…want a spoonful?!

    • Aquarius 1027

      Hi, BB – Computers are my nemesis and disqust just adds to my frustration when trying to navigate around the net universe. – It is like tossing the dice when I open a link to an article. Sometimes when I go back to the site, IT (whoever or whatever IT is!) returns me to the exact post that had the link. Other times IT goes back to the very top of all the comments. – And then sometimes IT won’t go back at all and when I select close just this tab, IT closes everything. :(

      Yet what would we do without these creators of chaos? Although IT can be unreliable and unpredictable, the net has brought us all closer and provided an astounding array of instant information. – I wonder if libraries will ever become obsolete? And I watch as my newspaper keeps getting smaller and thinner. This past year, a notice came on holidays that there would not be a paper printed – just available on their net site.

      Anyway – via the net and disqust – sending Hello and Hugs! to you! :)

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, A-1!
        I think IT stands for a whole lot of words we TRY not to use…although disqust tries my patience pretty hard! I’m really starting to be concerned about computer age life, for my g’daughter’s sake & those to come. I see them glued to a screen & missing so much of the life going on around them. I’m afraid their legs are gonna atrophy & be replaced by their thumbs!
        I still use my library a lot, but even that’s starting to aggravate me…I make sure to let them know how much, every time they get new books that are only available in e-versions. What am I supposed to do with all my bookmarks?!
        Oh, well…enough curmudgeoning. It’s always so good to see you’ve stopped by. I hope you have a great Fall, especially your two weeks with your daughter. You’ll have to be sure to take her some leaves, if they’ve turned by then. That was one of the things I missed the most when I lived in the South & California…the tang in the air & the colors of Fall.

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, A-1!

        I think IT stands for a whole lot of words we TRY not to use…although disqust tries my patience pretty hard! I’m really starting to be concerned about computer age life, for my g’daughter’s sake & those to come. I see them glued to a screen & missing so much of the life going on around them. I’m afraid their legs are gonna atrophy & be replaced by their thumbs!

        I still use my library a lot, but even that’s starting to aggravate me…I make sure to let them know how much, every time they get new books that are only available in e-versions. What am I supposed to do with all my bookmarks?!

        Oh, well…enough curmudgeoning. It’s always so good to see you’ve stopped by. I hope you have a great Fall, especially your two weeks with your daughter. You’ll have to be sure to take her some leaves, if they’ve turned by then. That was one of the things I missed the most when I lived in the South & California…the tang in the air & the colors of Fall.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories…rooster, too!

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/

  • Nowhere Man

    No rain to make a rainbow? No problem, just look at the early dawn sky.

  • Red Balloon
    • Nowhere Man

      Randomly visited as I usually do to see if the comments are within the current era, and found this one sandwiched between year old ones. That’s great news, I agree. Now to see if the liars and connivers will bamboozle their way and build the pipeline anyway.

      • BuckeyeB

        Well, they’ll try, but with so many people watching, it’ll be easier to go elsewhere & boozle their bams!

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, RB!

      Looks like we’re getting our karmic come-rounds for all those hot, miserable days we had…enjoy!

  • Red Balloon

    We’ve got some rain headed our way and then we’re in for some relatively cooler and drier weather. Here’s our radar.

    http://www.kcrg.com/weather/pinpointradar/

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Wow…the rains came last night & finally cooled things down, but left 100% humidity. Much as I hate it, I’ll try & keep it here, Mary!

    • Nowhere Man

      I could use a few gallons of that rain, but keep the residual humidity. Cool day here, 67 deg. at 8 am. We’ve seen the last of temps over the century mark…until next year.

      • BuckeyeB

        Sorry…I’d have answered sooner if disqust hadn’t delayed delivery. And wishes were horses…!

        You could have had it by the gallon, the last few storms…but you have to take some of the damned ‘humid’, too. At least it’s cooled off…& leaves are starting to turn. Happy Fall!

    • Red Balloon

      We have drier air coming through tomorrow. Right now we have rain headed our way.

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning. Here I am – but where is everyone?

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, WildOne…

      My, my, posts are just popping up everywhere! Hope today’s better for you…

    • Red Balloon

      I’m here!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey!
        Discus REALLY sucks today!

        • Red Balloon

          Yup! Maybe it will be better this weekend.

          • Wildkitty

            That WOULD be nice, Red.
            I know it’s only Thursday, but – just in case – have a great weekend!

  • Nowhere Man

    I figured it out! Disqus is located on Pluto and that’s why the conversations are so far apart in time. Takes 6 hours for a signal, traveling at light speed, to reach Pluto, then another 6 hours to return. We are Intergalactic!

    • Wildkitty

      I’m so glad we have a logical mind in our midst.
      Howdy Man!

      • Nowhere Man

        Don’t know about the value of the “logic”, but no one else has offered anything. And it gives a futuristic flavour to the site. I’m actually posting from Saturn.

        • Wildkitty

          And you re coming thru clear – but not so loud!

    • BuckeyeB

      Indeed we are…& disqust sucks Martian CANAL WATER!

    • BuckeyeB

      MARTIAN CANAL WATER…BY THE BUCKETFUL!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Here comes the big cool-down…YAY!

    And as for disqust…not YAY. Didn’t see Mary’s post from yesterday ’til today. Don’t know what/if’s been said in between. Guess time will tell!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey BB = And I’ve been fighting for breath all day – because of the humidity. But I’ve taken TWO naps and now I’m going to relax for the evening.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Half way through the week already, & I’m just starting to realize that it is, indeed, September! Hard to tell by the weather…it’s back to hot ‘n’ humid…but that’s a temporary thing; Fall’s icumen in!

  • Wildkitty

    Hey, I’m the first to show up this morning. Obviously I’m the only one with nothing better to do that sit at this keyboard and suck on my nebulizer before I enjoy my early coffee.
    Steam is rising off the lake behind the house, so I assume that the water is cold. It’s about 60 here but the sky is overcast and rain is scheduled for later this afternoon. I can feel the humidity already – which is why I need the ‘nebulizer’ so early in the morning!
    Be back later!

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey…much later! Disqust has taken to waiting to show posts…at least to me.
      Finally starting to cool off here for a bit…makes for a much nicer me!

  • Wildkitty

    Sun has finally showed itself and temps about 70 so – outside I go – at least for an hour or so – AFTER our President finishes his speech from Laos. (on C-Span). Humidity is returning today!

  • BuckeyeB

    Always so good to feel your twinkle, old friend… *<];-}~~~

  • BuckeyeB

    Almost as hard as getting disqust going!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Working on getting G’Girl out the door…almost forgot what hard work G’Ma’ing is!

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy, howdy!
      Aaaah, back to school day!

      • BuckeyeB

        It should be…always used to be…but they’ve been back for a couple of weeks now. I’m just slow getting back into ‘school mode’ and this is the first over-night since school started. She’s really pretty good about getting herself up & ready & out the door. I just have to, by nature, g’ma hen her…& get to watch her walk off down the street!

  • Nowhere Man

    Good morning, sunshine. Happy Labour Day.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Happy End-of-Summer, Day-Off-Work/No-Work-Day Holiday to us!!!

  • Bois d’arc

    If you like You are Invited to watch a movie with your friends tonight at a new movie room!
    The movie room Now Showing is open and running now if you care to visit you can watch the movie anytime you please or meet with us all at 9:00 CST tonight for the Grand Opening of Now Showing. Tonight’s movie is Evil Dead 2. Everyone is Welcome!
    http://nowshowing.tumblr.com/post/149910332986

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, Bd, thanks for stopping by with the invitation. I don’t do ‘Evil & Dead’ myownself…knock wood…but thanks for asking!

    • Wildkitty

      Good morning – long time no see. Hope all is well.
      I’m on Buckey’s side. The older I get the less I want to watch anything gory, violent or ‘sci-fy’ in general.

  • Bois d’arc

    Hello! Test!

  • Nowhere Man

    Good Morning, Sunshine.

    • Aquarius 1027

      Hi, Nowhere Man – Just a lazy day and quiet weekend with blue skies and sunshine.- I would still love to see the stars out in the desert sometime, I have heard that the viewing there is tremendous! – Good to see you and those great photos. :)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDLbdv8iLLI

      • Nowhere Man

        Yes, a big weekend here on the river and lakes, but I avoid the confusion and enjoy Kingman without any crowds. Lake Havasu will have so many watercraft on it, that you can walk from one side to the other without getting wet. I got to the pace I wanted to be in the desert way before sun-up and had a half hour or so to enjoy the stars. Then the sun rose and I photographed in the wonderful light. As the photographs show, ordinary things take on a glow in the early morning. Enjoy the scenes, I did.

      • BuckeyeB

        A-1! That’s what I love about SpecialDays…the friends who stop by.
        Hope your lazed days are lovely!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Rooster’s gonna gotta crow…

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/

    • Wildkitty

      Good Sunday to you BB.
      I just took this picture so you can see what happens when I get housebound – and boredom takes over. The vase was actually an old bathroom counter ‘lipstick’ holder with five slots. It will be a little gift for someone – sometime!
      Now, I’ve decided to polish all my brass – which hasn’t been done in a couple of years – and is ‘nasty’!

      • BuckeyeB

        LOL…I’ve been hanging pic’s & painting & general ‘nesting’, but I can’t remember the last time I polished my brass!

        • Wildkitty

          Good morning!
          Cleaning the brass was a REAL chore and, unfortunately my big brass ‘bull’ which sits in front of the gas fire had been ‘sprayed’ by one of my cats – and obviously I didn’t notice it. So the sheen (on the back side) is ‘pitted’!

  • Wildkitty

    OK BB, I’m reading your post from a year ago – but may this one will show up sometime soon!
    We’ve had a gorgeous day and BFF has relatives visiting – so we all went out for lunch. HA! just on a day that would have been great to work outside. Oh, well, it’s already September 3rd and I notice some leaves are already starting to change – so the weather will be great for working outside (cleanups) in the near future.
    Canada geese area already starting to accumulate. There are already a couple of dozen on the lake out back. Of course, the corn is ready for harvest and they love to fatten up in the cornfields for their long flight south.

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, WildOne!
      Yep, just like yours didn’t show up ’til this morning…& the rooster’ll show up eventually. Time seems to be an irrelevant concept to disqust!
      Not to Mother Nature, though…Fall’s right on it! The usual first trees & burning bushes are starting to show some color & the birds are starting their practice ‘flocking’.
      And I’m with you…I wish it weren’t an eventful holiday WE, ’cause I wan’t to spend today in the garden. Instead, I’m going to a local re-enactment of an 1800 trade fair thingie that I look forward to every year…with D & G Girls, which I also look forward to every year…& gardening another day!
      Hope your day’s as good…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Here it comes…last of the 3-day Summer holiday WE’s. All y’all enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLiMy4NaSKc

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Another beautiful day in the neighborhood…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMUGJZrR9Jg

  • Wildkitty

    Howdy all!

    I came across this clip this morning. I didn’t know that Joe Scarborough had another side to him – other than Morning Joe – but here he is:-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcgASnjWyUI

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, WildOne!

      According to my weather thingie, it’s warmer there than here…good for you, good for me, all is GOOD! Hope our WE’s stay that way…

  • Nowhere Man

    The wire that tamed the West and rain……almost!

    • Wildkitty

      Good Morning Man!
      Have you ever wondered now many miles of barbed wire were strung??

      • Nowhere Man

        Millions of miles I am sure. I have seen wire out here that is a century or more old, and still in fine shape. A patina of rust covering protects it. You never see anyone replacing barbed wire because the original “wore out”. Too bad other metal objects were not made of the same quality.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories! High’s gonna be 75-ish today…YAY! I’m wearing my favorite flannel shirt to go converse with the HGT’s & check for puffballs…

    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/poor-wills-clark-county-almanack-puffball-mushroom/nsPw2/

    • Red Balloon

      Nice here too! That humidity was oppressive!

      • BuckeyeB

        Yep…H&H make me reeeeeal hard to be around!

  • Nowhere Man

    A small waterhole left from the last rain. Tracks around it are from free range cattle, javelina, coyote, ground squirrel, jack rabbits and a few small tracks I can’t identify.

    • BuckeyeB

      No water goes to waste in the desert…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Sure am glad today’s a new day…yesterday was a bad one. D’Girl had to put one of her dogs to sleep; while she was at school, I went to her house to check on the other one, since they’d left in such as rush that morning, & while I went to get something out of the tool shed, that one snatched a plate of brownies that I’d left on the counter. I called the vet’s office…they told me to make her vomit by getting salt or peroxide down her. Well, she wasn’t having any part of that, so I had to take her in to the vet’s. They ended up having to give her a shot to get her to ‘give up’ the brownies & kept her for the day. At least they were able to put her in with the other one, ’til the Girls got there after work to say goodbye to the first one. Gonna be a somber WE for all of them.
    I came home & hugged Lucy…a lot.

    • Red Balloon

      Oh, that’s such a hard thing to do. So sorry, BB.

      • BuckeyeB

        At least I didn’t kill the other one!

    • Wildkitty

      I’m soooo sorry, BB. Every once in a while we find ourselves mourning the fact that we have to do something that is ‘the right thing to do’!
      Hope Lucy is OK!

      • BuckeyeB

        As I told D’Girl, that’s the price we pay for all the love they give.

        Lucy’s good…knock wood!

    • Nowhere Man

      So sorry for you. Dogs are not pets, they’re family. Now, if you lived in Colorado, those brownies would have been “brownies” and the dog would have greeted you with a silly smile and said, “Hey man, que pasa?”

      • BuckeyeB

        LOL…the girl at the office asked if they were pot brownies. Told her if they had been, the dog would have been in a whole lot more trouble than she was!

  • Nowhere Man

    Just to show what happens to the desert after a rain. And, I found a natural “hole-in-the-wall”

  • missj

    just a quick drive by ….
    packing up to go to the burgh for the piggy roast….
    where we will be incommunicado from the interwebs ….
    got the package BB!

    • BuckeyeB

      Glad to hear it! Mother always said to sow some now & save some to sow in the spring. I had some other seeds in the first batch, but they were pretty much gone when I went to put this one together. Next year!

      Enjoy both the piggy & the WE…

  • Wildkitty

    OMG What happened?
    No 6 month old comments – but no new ones either.
    Hope everyone is OK. I’m running BFF to the doctor again.

    • BuckeyeB

      Hope all’s well on your side…tell BFF ‘hi’ for me!

    • Red Balloon

      Sorry, but this has been a busy summer for me. We finally have an offer on Mom’s condo. Closing date is September 9th. I can’t wait!

      I hope your BFF is OK. It seems she was the one taking you places. Now it’s the other way around.

      • BuckeyeB

        Great news about the condo…you can exhale now!

        • Wildkitty

          Howdy, BB! We girls were NEVER allowed to sow ‘wild oats’! But, since I was always a ‘tom-boy’ so maybe I was given some slack!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey, Red. Don’t know what is going on with all these comments – but, I guess you will eventually find this one.
        Yep, we are each ‘back-up’ for one another. Right now it’s my turn. It makes me feel ‘useful’ but not for the reasons I would like to feel useful!
        Anyway, I just took her out for ‘brunch’ which, for me was ‘breakfast, lunch AND dinner’. If I have anything other than coffee for the rest of the day, it will probably only be a yoghurt or a fruit smoothie. I REALLY miss the appetite used to have.
        Glad the date is set. You will feel a load lifted! Good luck!

        • Red Balloon

          Thanks WK.

  • Phoebequeen

    Hi everyone, just wanted to stop by and say howdy and I remember Nick.

    • missj

      Hi Phoebe ….
      it’s hard to believe it’s been a year ….

      • Phoebequeen

        I know.

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, PQ! Nick’s over at the corner table, waving at us all. Might be a joint he’s waving…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7LHDEcNc_E

      • Phoebequeen

        Very cool.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Back to the Twilight Zone village for more lab stuff…then to the Sunrise Cafe to meet some old friends for breakfast, then the bookstore for a good browse…
    Happy new week, all y’all!

  • Nowhere Man

    The sky above, the earth below. Sunset last night in Golden Valley, AZ

    • Wildkitty

      OMG! You can tell that these’re nothing up there to keep the heat down. How cold does it get at night!
      Morning, my friend!

      • Nowhere Man

        Last night , or just before the sun rose, it was 58. Going to get to 90 later today. This is another time of the year when I save on heat and a/c…don’t need either as nature provides.

    • LaceyEden

      Wow!

    • BuckeyeB

      BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Wildkitty

    Good Sunday Morning all! And since it’s Sunday – How about a bit of ‘Amazing Grace’ – Andy Andrews style!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cINrWlfCPI
    Brrrrrr! It’s the end of August – and I’m COLD! 57F outside – and only 63F inside. And it’s supposed to rain later today!!

  • BuckeyeB

    Rise ‘n’ Shine disqust…

    • Red Balloon

      Morning BB!

      • BuckeyeB

        G’Morn, RB! You caught me on the way out to commune with the HGT’s…
        How’s this Summer Sunday treating you so far?!

        • Red Balloon

          I’m really glad this summer is coming to an end. It’s been super busy and I really feel kind of out of it. I’m really hoping to be able to take a day or two off of work in September when/if I ever can get caught up.

      • Wildkitty

        Morning Red!
        Did you attend the ‘Roast and Ride’ yesterday??
        Just askin’!
        =^-,-^=

        • Red Balloon

          I hope you know me better than that, WK! Having all of that hate concentrated in one place is pretty creepy. I guess Trump flop-flipped back to his original position on immigration much to the delight of his base.

          • Wildkitty

            I couldn’t resist asking.
            A friend of mine knew that – back in 1986 on my first Motorcycle tour I stayed a few days I Dubuque and fell in love with the city on the river. I had put in on my list of ‘come back towns’ – to research for the time I was ready to settle down again.
            Anyway, that same friend called me and asked me if I was sorry I hadn’t moved to Iowa instead of Maine BECAUSE I could have gone on that ‘Roast and Ride’!
            Like you, Red. I kind of took offense. I remember years ago talking to some old folks who has sold their bikes back in the 1960s because of the bad reputation of ‘being a biker’ – and not wanting to be associated that way. I kind of feel that way today with so many ‘bikers’ actually supporting many of the ‘Righty’ people and things which I roundly reject.
            I was just being ‘snarky’, Red. I hope you know that.!
            =^-,-^=

            • Red Balloon

              Of course I know you were kidding me. I didn’t know that bikers were right wing, but I guess that makes sense. Folks tend to vote against their best interests. Harley Davidson ought to be shamed for hosting that event.

              • Wildkitty

                As a founding member of HOG (Harley Owners Group) and or Ladies or Harley – I’m very disappointed.
                It wasn’t so much that I was a ‘Harley nut’ as the fact that I’m short and the bike is ‘low slung’ so I felt like I was sitting in an easy chair – and my feet actually reached the ground. I had a full dress Honda Gold Wing for about 32,000 miles but I could only ‘tippie toe’ it at a stop so I decided it wasn’t the right bike for me to take ‘cross country’ – but the Honda took a lot less maintenance.

                • Nowhere Man

                  The shift began when motorcycle clubs started to be known as biker gangs, whether it fit or not.

    • Wildkitty

      Morning! Do you still have ‘hot and humid’!
      Send the ‘hot’ my way. You can keep the ‘humid’!

      • BuckeyeB

        96 humidity right now & gonna be a high of 88-ish. It seems they hate to break it to us, how hot it’s gonna be, so they low-ball it! Yesterday’s HI was 106…
        I’m gonna do a little in the garden, then leave the rest for whenever it turns cooler.

        • Wildkitty

          You can have my ‘cool’ today – still only 62 and I can’t warm up!

          • Nowhere Man

            They also keep rabbits out of the garden.

            • Wildkitty

              We have plenty of predators around and I haven’t seen a wild rabbit in years. But I would wager that you are right.
              Have a great day, my friend.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Rooster’s on the wing, in the wings, warming up…the station must be off the air this morning (not an infrequent event), but I’m picking it up on-line.

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Back to hot ‘n’ humid mode…not lovin’ it! I am hitting Farmer’s Market this morning…I’m already missing real cucumbers & squash. To go with my humpteen pounds of tomatoes, half of which are split from a couple of tremendous downpours this week. I do have a very fat & happy chippie…chippie doesn’t care if they’re split!

    • missj

      DITTO …..
      hiding indoors yet again!

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, mj, on the way back from the Market, I ran past the Post Office…cross your fingers & knock wood, you may have some seeds, someday!

  • Nowhere Man

    Gemstones in the rocks. Quartz and mica deposits among the lichen. The yellow blobs are lichen…not gold nuggets.

    • BuckeyeB

      Just have to stop & smell the lichen!

      • Wildkitty

        Morning!
        65 degrees and I’m spending as much time as I can – digging weeds out of my nasturtiums. Then, I will pick a few leaves to put on my ham sandwich for lunch. The ‘seeds’ seldom survive to dry out for next year – because I eat them like candy (peppery)!

        • BuckeyeB

          That’s why they’re one of my favorites…+ I love the flowers, too. I’m lucky if any get to seed stage!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, Man. I’ve often said that – if I had my life to live over I would probably become a ‘geologist, an ‘anthropologist’, an ‘archaeologist’ or an ‘oceanographer’!
      Seeing these things in the setting where Mother Nature settled them is amazing.
      I have a ‘pet rock’ – remember them? My sister threw it at me a few years ago, exclaiming that since I liked antiques this rock should fill the bill. It’s a piece of ‘water agate’. If you don’t know what that is – it dates back to the ice age when a piece of ice was caught up as the agate formed around it. Then, as the ice melted it remained inside the piece of hollow agate – and today it winks at me when I hold it just right. Can’t take a picture ’cause it just wouldn’t show up.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Made it through one more week…disqust made it through about half of one!

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning all. It’s TGIF day – for those of you who care.
    I found this cartoon on the BBC magazine. It’s a bit old – but I’m sure you get the point.

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, Mary…I’d refresh, but I’m scared of what year I’d pop up in!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey! It’s here! Congrats, BB.

    • Nowhere Man

      Morning. Another fine day in the southwest. Farmer’s market opening in a week, a sure sign of Fall. Sun rising later and setting earlier and daytime temps keeping well below the century mark. Still could use some more rain. The political events are throwing away decency and getting much nastier; sure wish there was a box to check that said “none of the above”.

      • Wildkitty

        Hey Man!
        We have a farmer’s market every weekend down town (about 12 miles away) but we also have local farm stands along the road. I don’t have to worry about either because my wonderful neighbors keep me ‘overstocked’ with goodies from their home gardens and I picked a bit more than a ‘half gallon’ of wild blackberries a couple of days ago – and I’ll get more over the weekend.
        The Fall is my favorite time of year!

    • Red Balloon

      I wonder why they are picking on my state of Iowa? There must be something I’m missing here. Is that a corn husk on his head? That would make sense.

      • Donnie had a bad hair day for sure…… and that’s saying something…… it looked like a bail of hay parked itself on the top of his head.

        • BuckeyeB

          Who’s that peeking out from behind that curtain?!

        • Red Balloon

          I guess he was here yesterday surrounded by Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassly and Terry Branstad. Boy I can’t wait until this election is over. The hatefulness of the far right wing that has taken over the GOP is disgusting.

      • Wildkitty

        I’m sorry my friend! Yes that is ‘supposed to be’ an ear of corn!
        However, I happen to know that you have broad shoulders.
        =^-,-^=

    • BuckeyeB

      Seems disqust didn’t care for my first comment, so I’ll make it again…Mornin’, Mary!

      • Wildkitty

        Good ‘afternoon’ BB!
        I’ve lost the post that I made yesterday. Maybe Discus didn’t like it!

  • BuckeyeB

    CANAL WATER!!

  • BuckeyeB
  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    been busy watching the menagerie in P’town….
    now I am back working on getting packed up and ready for the piggy roast….
    Can’t believe Nick has been gone a year…
    think bout him all the time….

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj…you read my mind!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    I see disqust has a new ‘wrinkle in time’…when not showing the year old stuff, it sits on new comments for a day. Or forever.Or all of the above. Just depends on what kind of day it is, I guess…& how much CANAL WATER!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB!
      Sun is out and temps supposed to be ‘just right’ at between 68 and 75 today – but that’s on the day tat I have to take BFF to the doctor, hairdresser and grocery shopping. So I doubt I will see much of my garden.
      Enjoy your day.

      • BuckeyeB

        Enjoy your day out!

  • Nowhere Man

    A few days of rain and the rarer desert blooms appear. This is White Horsenettle.

  • BuckeyeB

    C’mon, disqust, WE’s over…by a whole day. SU&FR!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fVaP6dM1fs

    • Wildkitty

      Morning friend! Can’t go wrong with Nat!
      Today’s discussion appeared immediately. Yea!!
      I can’t believe that it was only 53F this morning when I got up. But at lease it’s sunny – so I might just get outside before it heats up – or the rain begins again.

      • BuckeyeB

        Happy Yesterday, WildOne!

        Yep, Summer’s definitely starting to wind down. I’ve gotten back out in the garden…what’s left of it…now that it’s cooled off a little & started the clean-up/shut down. Already planning next year’s plot & plantings!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!
    Happy-No-Longer-Monday…& bite us all for yesterday, disqust.

  • Nowhere Man

    “Red sky in morning……..” Looks like the old tale is coming true as it’s been raining, thundering and flashing lightning most of the day. Flash flood warnings out, so I’ll stay at home and wait to see the results in the morning. I hope California gets some of this wetness to kill the fires.

    • BuckeyeB

      Better safe than caught up in a gully-washer!
      We got a couple of days of straight down deluges…split a lot of my tomatoes from toooo much water.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Gonna be a great day, even if it is a Monday. High of 77 here…77!!! That’s Fall Lake weather.

  • Nowhere Man

    A rock dog with lichen.

    • Wildkitty

      Too back those patches of lichen are not clusters of ‘gold’.
      Howdy man. I guess Discus is working better today.

      • Nowhere Man

        “Disqus working better”…Now there’s an oxymoron for you! In the area I photograph, there are over 25 species of lichen; different colours and shapes, some smooth, some fuzzy like a moss, growing on the volcanic rock. They are symbiotic, so different clusters are a collection of a few species that support each other. Always a bright spot to see. No gold nuggets, but plenty of mica and quartz.

        • Wildkitty

          See? I caught up with you again.
          Our lichen grow on rocks too – but a different type of rock. Ours is what we call ‘ledge’ – and is mostly a type of slate – and on dead trees. But the lichen and some types of moss keep many of our deer alive in winter.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Rooster’s up ‘n’ at ’em…
    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy BB. Obviously you were up early this morning. Hope it’s a good day for your. I’m just taking a break from doing ‘detail’ cleaning – places that usually get overlooked. However, I’m heading outside as soon as the sun hides behind the clouds again. We’re due for more rain tonight.

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, WildOne! Up early again…back on a catnap sleep schedule. Change of season’s starting to stir, too…

  • Nowhere Man

    They way Disqus is working, this will be seen by some archeologist in the future. Anyway….a Paperflower that blooms in the high desert after a little rain.

    • BuckeyeB

      Indiana Joan’s here…at least I was born in Muncie. I did have enough sense however, even as an infant, to get out ASAP!

      • Nowhere Man

        The little town where I was born, had 6000 residents at that time. Over 7 decades later, the town has 6000 residents. Every time a child is born, some man has to leave town!

        • BuckeyeB

          LOL…the responsible party?

  • BuckeyeB

    CANAL WATER…by the bucketful!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    As usual, it’s the WE so disqust’s screwing off…big time! If anyone gets to read this, enjoy your WE, despite ’em.

    • Red Balloon

      Morning BB! Lately, it seems I only see those really old comments whenever I visit here. Hope all is well and you have a great weekend too!

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, RB!

        Yes, I know…I have a problem with posts taking forever to show up, too. I take it as a sign to go do other things ’til it rights itself…or not.
        All it quite well here, TYFA. Hope you all had such a great Dr. Daughter celebration that you’re still smiling!

        • Red Balloon

          Yes we are! Haven’t heard from her since Tuesday which means they are keeping her sufficiently busy for a while. Blue and I also need to adjust now. She’s back at work at the high school and of course, my job will continue on into the indefinite future.

          We get to go to a neighborhood picnic today which is always fun. This annual picnic has always signaled the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. Harry Reasoner once said that September 1st for us is really more like New Year’s Day. I agree with him. It’s probably best that we wait until January 1st when we actually have time to celebrate it.

  • Wildkitty

    Oh, my – Discus REALLY sucks.
    How do I find you? Any of you?

    • BuckeyeB

      We’re here…at least I am! But you’re right, it’s the WE, & disqust REALLY sucks on the WE!

    • Red Balloon

      Hello Kitty! ;-)

      I’m not really sure there is a solution to this Disqus problem. We might need find another place to meet.

      • Wildkitty

        Hi, Red! I feel so bad for Keith because, he must be just as frustrated as we are.
        Have a great weekend!

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, WildOne…2 days later. You’re right, it REALLY does!

      Try going up to the black bar at the top of the screen…where it says “All-len-All * Like”. Click on the next symbol & it should open up a ‘Comments’ screen.
      If you ever see this…!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Off to one more early appointment. One good thing about being on the ‘back to school’ regime…makes me get all the day’s required running done first thing.

    Happy Friday to all y’all!

  • Nowhere Man

    Good morning people. The photograph with the moon shows the virga early this morning before sunrise. The other two are the sunrise 30 minutes later. Good clear, brisk air after a night of rain, thunder and lightning. The desert soaked the water up like a sponge; hardly a puddle anywhere.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Glad the heat’s eased a bit if Autumn’s gonna surge…

    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/poor-wills-clark-county-almanack-prepare-for-the-a/nsGWx/

  • Nowhere Man

    The rain cometh, and the temp dropped from 102 to 83 in a few minutes. Going to be a cool night.

  • Wildkitty

    Hi again folks. A friend of mine just sent me this u-tube video. It is AMAZING and you have to watch it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpFDZWLx51E

    NEVER san ‘can’t’!

  • Wildkitty

    Mornin’ folks! Just waiting to be picked up (still no car) to go shopping with two friends – and maybe an early lunch out.
    Temps up a bit when I got up this morning – after a night of more heavy rain. The state really needs it – but as the temps rise and the air becomes heavy again. Haven’t been able to get out in the garden for four days – and I’m getting antsy! However, I did cook and freeze 4 more big yellow summer squash AND cut up some old broadloom to fit the window seats in the bow window where my eight sided – 5 foot across – kitchen table sits. I’m expecting my nephew and his wife to visit around the 20th September – so I want the place to look a little nicer. Living alone it seems my kitchen table has become nothing but a ‘catch-all’ = and ‘cat looking out the window’ bed – but I guess I’ll have a reason to use it for a few days when my company comes.!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Off to an early doctor’s app’t in the Twilight Zone village…not my favorite way to start the morning, but a good place to end it (the best used book shop around!).

  • missj

    Busy Day today ….
    making cookies for the pig roast….
    two Ebay sales … got rid of the grey hairs the children give me….
    and pack up for P’town … going to watch the menagerie for a few days…..
    will enjoy the peace and quiet – but the A/C is sketchy …. :-(

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Last day of Summer…school starts tomorrow! D’Girl has teacher meetings today, so G’Girl & I are talking about picnicing at the park, whenever it isn’t raining.

    • missj

      WOW –
      that seems early ….
      don’t know when the kids start here …..

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, mj!

        Too damned early…school shouldn’t start ’til after labor Day. I think it’s because of all the ‘snow days’…those kids have to help plant the fields come Spring, you know!

  • Nowhere Man

    Just had confirmation from Olympus that this photograph was accepted in their on-line sunset/sunrise contest. Never hurts to try! Most glad their site isn’t run by Disqus!

    • missj

      Woo Hoo!
      CONGRATS!

    • Wildkitty

      As always – beautiful!
      Congrats, my friend!

    • Red Balloon

      That is beautiful, NM! Congratulations!

    • BuckeyeB

      Good for ya…great pic pick!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    heat index today – 105 – 112 ….
    still hiding indoors!

    • Wildkitty

      Mornin’ mj!
      Sorry about that. We are just on 70 and sunny – but it’s still humid after two-and-a-half days of rain. The sun is now evaporating the ‘wet’!

      • missj

        we got a little rain overnight – so I won’t have to water this evening….
        making crock pot chicken for dinner because it is just TOO HOT to barbecue!
        THANK GOD FOR AC!

        • Wildkitty

          I took the opportunity yesterday – when temps were down, to make another batch of yellow squash casserole (now making 7 two meal containers in the freezer) and a big batch of mac and cheese (5 two meal containers in the freezer) with two meals of each in the fridge for the rest if this week!. When I need more, I will simply have to thaw them and reheat in the microwave (I reheat on ‘defrost’) so it doesn’t overcook. My freezer (17 cu ft.) doesn’t have much room left.
          I’ve maybe used my A/C two or three times this summer – each time for only a couple of hours. I leave my kitchen door – and my porch door open and get quite a nice through breeze off the lake.

          • BuckeyeB

            That’s it…I’m going to the farm market today & getting some squash!

            • Wildkitty

              Morning, BB! I got another 5 ‘big’ yellow squash from my neighbor yesterday – and I need to find another home for them. I just wish I could get them to you!

              • BuckeyeB

                Mornin’, Mary…

                wish I could send you about ten pounds of ‘maters!

                • Wildkitty

                  Ooooooooh, that would be nice. The weather hasn’t been kind to anyone who has tried to grown them here this year.

    • Red Balloon

      Ouch!

    • BuckeyeB

      Finally broke here…we have a week of highs in the 70’s & 80’s & rain. Some of it’s bound to make it your way; if not, it’ll blow on to Mary!

  • BuckeyeB

    Well, we’ll try again…

    Mornin’, Glories!

    CANAL WATER!!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning, BB.
      Just watching Hillary and Joe in Scranton. I love Uncle Joe!

      • BuckeyeB

        Me, too…wish he’d have run.

        • Wildkitty

          My BFF and I were kind of hoping that Hillary would have put him back in the No. 2 spot. There is no law saying that the VP is term limited. However, I’m happy with Tim. He’s a good guy – and I like that he speaks Spanish.

          • BuckeyeB

            I was, too, but as long as he kept stringing it along, I didn’t figure she would.
            I hope Joe kicks back & enjoys the good life!

            • Wildkitty

              Word is – and Joe agrees – that he will continue with the ‘cancer moonshot program’ and Hillary said:-

              “By combining new funding with creative approaches, we will not only catalyze progress against cancer: We will strengthen the nation’s entire scientific enterprise.”
              I hope it happens.

    • missj

      that it does!
      Liar & Co back on top this morning….

      • BuckeyeB

        But at least when it’s Nick, you can minimize it once & you’re back where you’re supposed to be…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Rooster’s crowin’…
    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

  • Wildkitty

    I’m here – but I want to go back to my comfortable sofa. I’m ‘cold’ – brrrr. Temps have been below 60 all day and my dooryard is like a mini lake.
    I spent time making yellow squash casserole and a DIG casserole dish of mac and cheese – so when the sun comes out again, I won’t have to bother cooking..

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, Mary!

      Disqust just gets worse & worse…I could see you swirling around in the ether when I’d refresh to get rid of the time warp, but not long enough to read it. Almost glad…the squash casserole would have made me miss my squash vines that much more!

  • Nowhere Man

    I attempted to photograph the meteor shower, but was unsuccessful….so I hung around for the sunrise.

    • Wildkitty

      Oh, you make me so envious!
      Have a great weekend, Man!

    • Wildkitty

      BTW – I just found this article on Mother Jones. Thought you might enjoy it!http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/08/perseid-meteor-shower-shooting-star

      • Nowhere Man

        The meteor photographs are close to what I also observed. Unfortunately, my camera was pointed in the other direction each time a meteor flashed through the night sky. However; I did enjoy the time spent.
        As for the political piece, consider the source. The originator of Huffington Post has/is leaving the building, whether in disgust or saving face, I don’t know. I have seen too many views from all “media” and have decided to ignore all of them. This is the dirtiest election campaign I have ever witnessed, and it’s not over yet! I half expect a landslide vote by the silent majority for neither of the two front runners, but for the other two. Could that force a coalition government? At any rate, it’s entertaining!
        I’m making my grocery list, heading for the store, while the religious adherents are closeted in their safe place, leaving me to shop in peace.
        Have a wonderful day.

        • Wildkitty

          I totally agree with you on this election.
          I quit reading Huffington Post when they required folks to sign up for facebook (I refuse), but I still find some interesting articles on Google – which takes me to that site!
          Hope your shopping tri was successful.

          • Nowhere Man

            My Scottish ancestry comes into play when I shop, and the coupon app on the cell phone helps. A usual day today; 33% savings on the groceries, plus $0.10/gal off gas. Wish we had an app on the phone to use for elections.

  • missj

    Heat Index 105 today…..
    I’m melting… I’m MELTING!

    • Wildkitty

      Oh, don’t do that. What would all the guys who depend on you do.
      Besides refuse to believe that you are a ‘wicked witch’. Witch? Maybe – but NOT ‘wicked’!
      It’s been raining since yesterday morning and I’ve been sitting watching TV – with a LAP RUG to keep me warm. Temps here didn’t reach 60F today!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    One more day of too damned hot, then a whole week of 80’s & rain. I can handle all of that!

    • Wildkitty

      Thank you BB! You really DO care about others.
      IT’S RAINING – a nice gentle rain (you sent it my way) and it’s supposed to continue all day and into tomorrow. That’s nice because once they are well watered it will be much easier for me to move a whole bunch of sweet Williams. They are bi-annual, so it would take two years if I tried to begin them from seed.
      THANKS FRIEND!

  • Red Balloon

    Good afternoon All-Len-All! Tomorrow is a big day for us. Youngest daughter will be getting her white coat. I pick up our LA daughter late tonight at the airport. Looking forward to a great weekend!

    • BuckeyeB

      Good for Dr. Daughter & even better for you ‘n’ Blue…Happy family WE!!!

    • missj

      CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    send the rain THIS WAY BB!
    was 81 degrees at 7AM with misty humidity ….
    I watered the PARCHED flowers…
    in for the day …. relisting on the Ebay!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, mj. Discus WORKS!!
      We are up at about 70F right now – but it’s hazy and humid again. No rain forecast – but lots of humidity.

    • BuckeyeB

      It looks like we’re gonna have plenty to send, & for a few days, at that.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Katydid Moon’s coming…so’s Summer’s end. If that means no more ‘feels like’ 104, I’m all for it!

    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/poor-wills-clark-county-almanack-silage-cutting-be/nsCtN/

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB! I read (in your link) that elderberries are ripening. Nice.
      Our blackberries are ripe – but I can’t get to their homes because I still don’t have my car. Probably won’t get it back until next week sometime! BUT – my own homegrown – I have lots or red currents, black currents, gooseberries and rhubarb in my freezer – enough for the coming winter.
      I’m just cooking a couple of ‘yellow squash’ casseroles. My neighbor delivered a half dozen nice ones a couple of day ago. It’s HARVEST time – and my neighbor really does over-face me a bit – but doesn’t mind if I pass some on to someone else who can use the ‘goodies’. I had to pass on 8 big cucumbers the other day and I think I told you about the Walmart bag ‘hammed full’ of green beans. I have about 3 dozen meal size bags of green beans in the freezer.

      • BuckeyeB

        I must not have knocked wood when I bragged about my cucumbers & squash early on, ’cause I lost them all. I have tomatoes & peppers & a few gourds, & that’s about it for this year. But ohhhhh, next year…..!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    We got RAIIN! ‘Bout damn time!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey!
      Please send it my way. I wanted to water my kitchen alcove gardens last evening – and couldn’t. If you ask why – it’s because Rusty was fast asleep among the flower beds. HOW could I disturb him??

      • missj

        you CANNOT disturb a sleeping kitty!
        hope you get some rain soon….
        and STAY AWAY from the tornadoes!
        one in Conn yesterday…. GEEZ!

        • Wildkitty

          Had a ‘mini’ tornado about 25 miles from here a couple of weeks ago. Trees down, houses damaged and we were without power for almost 20 hours. Could have been worse!

  • Gots

    Hoping you lot are having a great summer :)
    Nice job Discusez , yet again ..

    • BuckeyeB

      Same to ya, G…can’t wait to have a cool Fall!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, Gots. Long time no see. Hope all is well and that your summer is going as planned.
      Discus STILL sucks!

    • missj

      CHEERS Gots!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Seems that disqust has found a new way to mess with us…yesterday’s comments didn’t show up ’til today. Yesterday’s CANAL WATER!

  • Nowhere Man

    Noonday sun, temps at 90+, humidity a nice 12%, absolutely the wrong time to photograph, according to the “experts”. However, this photographer uses rules as a challenge. Here are some scenes from my world. They are mostly self explanatory, the one with the cactus is prickly pear ready to harvest, the other one is lichen.

    • Wildkitty

      Marvelous pictures, Man. I love to look out my windows at trees and water – but my view isn’t nearly as dramatic as yours. I try to imagine how long it took to cut all those rock formations.
      Are you still getting rain?

      • Nowhere Man

        We’re getting a light sprinkle of rain each night; makes the morning clean and fresh. This area is littered with volcanic rock, thrown there by ancient volcanoes miles away. The rock formations are volcanic thrusts of lava, extruded straight up and then cooled. Wind and rain eroded them to their present look. The area is BLM land and opened to the public with trails winding through the formations. They named the area Monolith Gardens, for obvious reasons. The trails are used by bikers, hikers and equestrians.

        • Wildkitty

          I wish we would get some rain. There is a ‘fire’ warning around the state. Everything is dry as Arizona (when it’s not raining” and veggies are drying on the vines instead of ripening. But, as expected, the weeds are thriving – but I can’t go out to pull/dig them because of the heat and humidity. But that humidity insists on staying suspended in mid-air.
          I have a piece of pumice I picked up in 1986 on the ride north out of St. Johns. I parked the bike in the middle of the road to stare down a brahma bull (he won) but I happened upon volcanic residue and couldn’t resist stealing a piece..

          • Nowhere Man

            There are a number of homes in Kingman constructed of lava rock. It is an effective insulator. This is a quick pic of the house next door to show the rock walls.

            • Wildkitty

              Love it! Reminds me of what is known as ‘the cabin house in the world’ – in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.
              https://roadtrippers.com/us/medicine-bow-wy/attractions/dinosaur-fossil-cabin-museum?lat=40.80972&lng=-96.67528&z=5
              By the way, when I was in Medicine Bow I stayed in the old hotel and had the room next to the two room suite occupied by Owen Wister – author of The Virginian.

              • Nowhere Man

                Then there’s this one using plastic water bottles.
                The idea is to have a “dead air space” that doesn’t transmit heat/cold. Lava rock is full of air bubbles, which makes it a non-conductor of heat/cold and also lightweight.
                I am amazed at the non-southwestern homebuilders thinking that they can save construction cost by eliminating the insulation in new homes built here. They only think “cold” in their insulated mind.

                • Wildkitty

                  You know, my house was built I 1850 and when I renovated the inside I had the workmen insulate it by doing what is known as ‘blue-boarding’. All the walls were lined with a special type of wallboard – leaving an inch of dead air between the original plaster walls and the blue board. I lost a couple of inches in the ‘square’ area of the rooms but no one would ever know – but it helps with the heating in winter and the cooling in summer. Not quite the same as mother natures air barrier – but ——!
                  I’m sometimes amazed at the patience with which folks plan for and build homes like the one in your picture.
                  I think you and I should do a tour together of all the interesting places which we have each discovered in our travels of this country.

                  • Nowhere Man

                    Great idea! I’ll be ready right after I win the lottery. One of the nicest places, especially for sunset photography, is Petosky, Michigan. A quiet sleepy town in summer and a hectic skiing resort in winter. I always visited in summer.

                    • Wildkitty

                      I guess I’m going to have to start buying lottery tickets! After all, you can’t win it – if you’re not in it!
                      Some of the Michigan lakeshore is beautiful and I took a ride of the tour boat thru the Locks at Sault Ste. Marie some years ago. It was interesting.!

                    • Nowhere Man

                      Because of Arizona’s law that insists on publishing the name of a lottery winner, I refuse to play. Telemarketers and solicitors are bad enough now with their phone, email and snail-mail ads; just think if they knew you had money! When I lived in Ohio, I made a circular trip through Michigan, across the Sault, through Canada to Manitoulin Island and then the ferry from Tobermory to Fathom Five Park then overland to Kitchener to visit brother. Thence to the Peace Bridge and back to Ohio. Noticed a curious thing about evergreen trees. The further North you go, the shorter they get. A condition of shorter summers.

                    • Wildkitty

                      I haven’t played since it became evident that the proceeds were not going where they were intended. They were supposed to boost the school budgets and provide for extracurricular activities. That never happened!!

                      The evergreen trees get shorter the further north they grow. Maybe that’s why Mitt Romney liked the height of the trees in Michigan back in 2012! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ukm8hazC0

                    • Nowhere Man

                      Ha, that’s why they always photographed Gary Cooper, Randolph Scott and James Stewart next to short mountains…because they were really only 5 foot one.

  • Wildkitty

    Don’t know if anyone is home this morning. Is it Discus – or are you all ‘busy’?
    Pretty day here – but the wind has picked up and takes my breath away when I spend more than a few minutes outside.
    Got 37 (individual size) packs of green beans into the freezer this morning – so I won’t go short over the coming year. I’m satisfied with yesterday’s efforts in using my neigbor’s ‘gift’!.

    • Nowhere Man

      I tried to post reply to Red Balloon and disqus ate it and later regurgitated. I posted a few photographs because the clouds were there and so was I.

      • Wildkitty

        Don’t know what is happening, but only once in a while does Discus bring me right to the latest comments – and today is obviously one of those times.
        Have a great day, my friend.

    • BuckeyeB

      I was home…I was busy…disqust sucks!

      I could taste the beans & potatoes as I read…time to make up a potful.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Monday morning, at that…

    • Red Balloon

      I have roughly nine more years of dreading Monday! Yay!

      • BuckeyeB

        One down!
        You’ll be surprised how quickly it’ll go…at least looking back at it.

        • Red Balloon

          Oh I know! I almost cannot remember what happened to the last nine!

  • Nowhere Man

    Good morning everyone. Nice to see everyone at the top of the page instead of scrolling multi pages to find the current year! The monsoon season has arrived and I get rained on most every night. Not a deluge, but the steady kind that soaks in; temps staying below the century mark. Craft fair at the lodge on the mountain today. I have $$ for gas, but not to buy anything; I’m in between income times. I will visit the fair and touch base with many “crafters” I know. With most, we barter….my photographs for their craft. Enjoy the photo of the day. It was a nice sunrise this morning.

    • Wildkitty

      Hey Man! It sure was a nice sunrise! A couple of houses across the street block my sunrise – but I get my own back. My house blocks their sunsets!
      Have a great monsoon season and enjoy what the rains do to the desert!

    • Red Balloon

      I really enjoy the world your photographs display.

      • Nowhere Man

        Thanks. I came here in March of 1983 for a two week vacation from the snows of Ohio. Returned to Ohio, put in notice at work and returned to AZ in June same year. Never looked back. I’m a desert rat at heart.

        • BuckeyeB

          Reminds me of how I left Ohio & moved to New Orleans. Of course I eventually made my way back, but not ’til I’d seen other worlds!

    • BuckeyeB

      One of the things I miss about my old house is the sunrises…I used to be able to sit at my kitchen table & watch it creep over the horizon; here it appears through the trees & over the rooftops.
      Thanks for the views, NM!

  • Wildkitty

    ‘Morning All! Hey, Discus works this morning and here you all are!
    I’m just watching/listening to Washington Journal (C-Span) and Betsy McCaughey is answering questions. What an unparalleled promoter of misinformation she is – and, of course, she worships the ground on which the Donald walks. Even the moderator can’t shut her up so that a caller can finish a thought. She interrupts anyone/everyone who poses an ‘inconvenient’ question to her. At least I’m beginning my day with a few laughs!
    The side frame (where the rollers go) for my garage door has been fixed. A neighbor must have straightened it out while I was taking a nap yesterday because, when I went to put my wheelbarrow away, everything was working normally. I have such great neighbors! Now I just have to wait for the shop to get a replacement door for my car. Meanwhile BFF offers me hers if I want to go somewhere.
    It’s already 74F outside and I hope we get the thunder storms and rain with which we are promised. It’s such a pain to pull the hoses out for up to 200 feet, but if I must – I must.
    It’s ‘talking head day’ so I guess there will be plenty of entertainment if I happen to stay awake.

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, WildOne!

      Didn’t realize you’d messed up the garage door, too. You have great neighbors because they have a great neighbor…funny how karma takes care of us all!
      I’m on my way to pull out my own hose…not that far, thank Dawg! Once I get it good & soaked, I’m pulling the dead & dying stuff…& picking ‘maters. Not much else left to pick!

      • Wildkitty

        Mu day has just been decided for me. My neighbor just stopped in to tell me she had been ‘picking’ in her son’s garden (the guy who fixed my garage door) and is ‘shouldn’t tell her that I can’t use them – or I can share them with someone who can!. Anyway, can you use some string beans? I have a Walmart shopping bag crammed with string beans just sitting on my kitchen table – waiting patiently to be taken care of.
        So, I guess I will give some to BFF for when her relatives come up at Labor Day and again for hunting season. Some will be blanched and frozen – whole. Some will be ‘frehched’ and semi cooked before freezing. I will make a couple of ‘string bean casseroles’ – just big enough for me – and freeze them. And, of course, there’s always ‘green bean soup’ for the winter! It’s good that I have a 17 cu.ft. upright AND a drawer freezer below my refrigerator.

  • BuckeyeB

    OMFG…Li’l Donnie’s calling Hillary crazy!!! Now granted, if, anyone should know crazy, it’s the Cheeto Condito, but the problem is, he doesn’t. He just is!

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-in-series-of-scathing-personal-attacks-questions-clinton%E2%80%99s-mental-health/ar-BBvl54z?li=BBnb7Kz

    • missj

      that’s called PROJECTION!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    that humid air has just about moved out…. THANKS BB!
    another beautiful day in the neighborhood…

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj!!! Missed you…hell, the way disqust’s been acting, we’ve missed us all!

      You do know you didn’t knock wood, right? And now it’s gonna be back all week, at least here.
      October…October…October…ohmmmmmmmmm!

      • missj

        ABSOLUTELY! … hit my head against the wall…..
        been busy cleaning of all things…. the windows are FILTHY from the previous storms….
        and our property is all but cleared of the rose of sharon bushes…. WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS!
        BTW – did you happen o send the seeds???
        I was just thinking about it yesterday …. cause if you did – they haven’t made it here, yet…
        I have been having a TERRIBLE time with things sent out recently …. in the past few months THREE pieces have been sent back to me ‘return to sender’ …. and they were PERFECTLY VALID ADDRESSES! … the folks at the PO have been very nice and just throw them back in …. NC
        makes you wonder if ANYBODY does their job anymore!!!

        • BuckeyeB

          HAH…I just got another Rose of Sharon off the rescue rack at Lowes yesterday…have a stretch of sightline that I’m blocking, slowly but surely.
          Sent the seeds out a couple of weeks ago, it seems like…haven’t gotten them back. Oh well…I was getting ready to send out another batch of wildflower stuff & I still have plenty of the nigella. I’ll toss some more in. Couldn’t do the perennial bachelor buttons though. I just assumed (I KNOW better than to do that!) that those flowers were setting seeds, ’til I pulled them apart & found nada. Did some research & discovered that you have to divide them to propagate. Makes sense…I dug these from Mother’s. Oh, well…I have some really pretty California Poppy colored something or other for you to go with the love-in-the-mist. Like I told Mary, I’m very much in the mood to just pull it all up & start planning next year.

          • missj

            BUMMER!

            I thought you mentioned it a few weeks ago….
            be sure you send them ‘no machine’ ….. you have to have the folks at the counter mark them …. then they throw them into a ‘special’ bin … I have also found that there is less of a chance of mutilation if PRINT out the postage instead of just slapping on a stamp….
            presumably because it can then be traced internally…

            even then – I have had some get thrown into the general population and get shredded by the sorters…

            Ahhhhh ….maybe that was my problem with the bachelor buttons….. I always remember my grandfather’s being so bushy …. the ones I started from seeds look somewhere between anemic and DEAD!

        • Wildkitty

          HA! I sit inside and watch spiders weave massive webs on the outside of my filthy windows. I took all the screens off (I guess being British has remained) so it’s easier to wash windows in the spring and fall. But, spiders ONY live where there is food – and we have lots of ‘black flies’ and gnats which I’m quite willing to let them snare.
          Sorry you are having shipping problems. That’s where my patience would run out.

          • missj

            well …. it does in fact help to use lemon scented soap…. but these poor windows haven’t been washed for so long they were crawling with bugs….
            and the screens were FILTHY….
            gonna do the two in the kitchen while watching Face the Nation ….

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Rooster’s back…
    Rise When the Rooster Crows/ Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

  • Wildkitty

    I don’t know where or when this will show up – but I’m here. Can’t talk to anyone in particular because all these comments are a year old.
    Any – happy weekend everyone. The wind picked up and we’re told that we might have thunderstorms tonight, but if we don’t I will probably spend tomorrow watering my gardens. Everything is parched.

    • BuckeyeB

      Showed up half a day later…we’re getting to the point that snail mail’d be quicker!

      I’m going to have to water today, at least what’s left. Something wiped out my cucumbers, squash, pumpkin & half my gourds. Time to pull most of it up & start thinking about next year…’cept for the tomatoes. They’re still going strong. KNOCK WOOD!

    • missj

      yes – things are getting dry again…

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning all. Before I go any further —————
    If I’m lost for a few days don’t worry. I’m having a bad couple of days.
    My computer keyboard is giving me a bad time. I changed batteries but it keeps quitting on me and won’t print anything – or will miss letters. So I’m typing one letter at a time until I can get it fixed or buy a new one.
    My car needs a new back seat door – so is in the shop. I was loading my trash (we don’t have trash pick-up and must deliver everything to a collection station) and I put the back seat down and ‘thought’ I had closed to back door. Anyway, it swung open as I was backing out of the garage and hit the door frame – bending the door latch and – I’m told – I need a new/used door! Don’t know how long that will take.
    Then, of course, more humidity – which is keeping me inside. So I think you can all figure that I’m not in the best of moods. If I get lost online – give it at least a week before anyone begins to worry and sends out a search party.
    And that’s my story. Hope your days are better than mine!

    • Nowhere Man

      Some days it’s best to go back to bed and try again tomorrow!

      • Wildkitty

        You are so right, my friend. As a matter of fact, I just woke up from an ‘unscheduled’ nap, and I’m debating on dropping the window shades on the west side to keep the afternoon heat out, and stretching out again – AFTER a chicken sandwich and a cup of coffee!
        Hope your day is a good one!

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey WildOne…I promise not to sic the deli folk on you!
      The planets must be a real mess, alignment-wise. Everything I’ve touched all WE has been a lost cause, an accident waiting to happen, or better left undone, & my mood’s been a good match for yours.
      And then there’s disqust…sucking big time!
      Hope we all have a better week…

    • missj

      REALLY SORRY Mary….
      nothing like a little mechanical drama to set you nutz…
      just rest assured it’s not something money can’t fix!
      and they will find a replacement door quick enough!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    BD week’s finally winding down; the girls are off on one last road trip while I’m staying home & feeding G’Animals…& attending a meeting of the Bi-Monthly Meeting of the Buying Co-Op Committee of the Mary Jay Club. Always buy yourself a BD present…that way you’re sure to get what you really want!

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy. Read my ‘general’ post above. Don’t panic if I go missing.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories…redux!

    I see you swirling in the ether, Mary, then you disappear along with my first greeting. CANAL WATER!!!

    Ran across this while I was waiting to see if disqust was gonna get it together…so is ‘Helen’ another one of your ‘AKA’s’?!

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/4/1556273/-Cheers-and-Jeers-Thursday

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning all. It’s going to be another hot and humid day. I think I’ve already done as much as I’m going to do outside. I’ve only spent about an hour out there and it’s already 75. So now I’m sucking on a nebulizer and will consider doing NOTHING today.
    Discus sucks!

  • Fire Roasted Veal Chop with Maple-Horseradish Glaze,Sweet Potato, Sauteed Collard Greens

    • BuckeyeB

      Don’t eat any of those things, especially for breakfast, but thanks for sharing!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings….
    what a revolting development for those who decided to take advantage of the cooler air and open the windows last night…
    (I on the other hand already knew how DAMN LOUD the locusts are – and kept them closed)
    I was awakened around 6AM – by the permeating aroma of pole cat – I shall be waiting until it dissipates before hanging out the laundry…..
    HAPPY HUMP DAY!

    • Wildkitty

      You mean this kind of ‘pole cat’? It’s too late to share mine? He/she came to visit me about two weeks after I moved into this house in 1999. Came in thru a open cat flap and showed no fear of aggression. Didn’t even leave a ‘reminder’. Can you imagine if he had – on the bricks???? Wow! I spent a couple of hours 9in the middle of the night) talking to it and taking pictures – while it blocked my entry to the bathroom (had to go outside and find a bush). We took him/her out into the woods to live!

      • missj

        I still can’t believe you and the cat got that close and the skunk didn’t spray….
        the aroma came in through the closed damper in the family room and in the main bedroom where we have the auxiliary air conditioner hooked up …. took a LONG time to get it out of the house …
        I think he must have gotten splatted on the main road – it lingered outside for HOURS!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    We’re off on another birthday week jaunt…dropping G’Girl at horse camp then prowling some favorite junk shops & used book stores. I’ll keep an eye out for your butter dish, mj!

  • Nowhere Man

    Oldtownne at dusk.

    • BuckeyeB

      Wow…you’re either up early or out late!

      • Nowhere Man

        I’m one of the “olde ones” who have first sleep and second sleep. I posted this between the sleeps. The weather has given me photographic scenes and I am taking advantage of them. It has rained each night of the past three between 9 pm and 4 am, Great cloud background at both sunset and sunrise, and clean, brisk air.

        • BuckeyeB

          Sounds like we’re all pretty much on the same sleep schedule…whenever we please or the muse pleases us!

          • Nowhere Man

            The simple rules of my home: Eat when you’re hungry, sleep when you’re tired, the rest of the time, try to keep out of trouble.

            • BuckeyeB

              Reminds me of Alice Roosevelt…
              “Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, & scratch what itches”…don’t think she ever worried too much about staying out of trouble!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Hot & humid & sick of it…gonna go mow before it gets any worse.

  • Wildkitty

    Morning folks.
    I’m going outside to work in my back garden – which has gotten away from me. I think I’m going to lay/spread ‘black plastic’ to kill the growth – and then start again next year. I give up for this year!.
    I was just going thru some old photos – about 5 years ago – and came across this one of my back garden at this time of the year.
    But I’m encouraged – this year – by my hollyhocks which are doing nicely – as is the clematis.
    Have a great day everyone!

    • BuckeyeB

      That’s what I did with the new ‘mater bed…just didn’t poke quite enough holes in it & ended up with a mosquito nursery when the rains dumped & the plants flourished so that I couldn’t get to all the puddles. Live & learn!

      • Wildkitty

        Have you tried that stuff that nurseries use on their walkways? It stops the weeds from growing, but allows the water to see thru. It’s a bit more expensive than black plastic but I used in on my ‘bean bed’ lad year and it works well.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Off to breakfast with D’Girl at the Hippie Cafe in the real Twilight Zone, after we drop G’Girl at horse camp. Great way to start the week!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB. Enjoy breakfast!

      • BuckeyeB

        I will…it’s my favorite little place in my favorite little town. It’s our ‘Birthday Week’…I gave it & she got it…so we always take each other out to celebrate. This morning we’re going to ‘Scary Mary’s’…it’s a great ole greasy spoon.

        • Wildkitty

          Old style ‘greasy spoon’!
          They’re the best! I would choose ANY one of them over Tavern on the Green (NYC) or ‘Top of the Sixes’ (NYC) or Trump Tower – you know where that is!

  • Nowhere Man

    Thanks to the various brush fires in neighbouring states, we have a brilliant sunset. Really would not like to have the fires.

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy, howdy!
      This years weather systems are REALLY scary.
      Don’t anyone try to tell me that things aren’t getting worse. I predict another ‘dust bowl’ within a few years.

  • Wildkitty

    Hey Folks! Made a grand total of $93.50 at my little sale yesterday. As usual Animal Rescue got the biggest donation $37.00 while the Homeless shelter got $33.00. The rest was split three ways.
    So today, I’m taking life easy and listening to all the talking heads on TV while I catch up on my cooking for the week.
    Happy weekend everyone.

    • BuckeyeB

      Good for you, Mary, & all your beneficiaries!

  • BuckeyeB

    Will’s right…it’s going by sooooo fast!

    http://wyso.org/post/poor-wills-almanack-july-26-august-1-2016

  • Red Balloon

    I was on RAGBRAI last week. I didn’t take many pictures until I got to this farm house that has an excellent collection of gas station signs and pumps. Here are a couple photos that comprise just a small part of his collection.

    • Nowhere Man

      Excellant!

      • Red Balloon

        Hey, NWM! Here’s a link to an article on the farmer and his collection.

        http://www.farmcollector.com/equipment/sign-collection-zmmz16marzhur.aspx

        • Nowhere Man

          Many thanks! Read the article and can appreciate the “collector muse” as it bit me too. I have somewhere around 300 antique cameras.

          • Red Balloon

            You should take a picture of them and post it! ;)

            • Nowhere Man

              Now, that’s a project I will consider.

    • Wildkitty

      Oh Boy. Those signs bring back memories!!
      Back in 1960, I travelled west with some friends – from St. Louis to Phoenix, AZ, along the then main east west artery in the country – Rte. 66. And the old ‘Burma Shave’ jingles kept us entertained.
      Then, in 1986, I was surprised to find a couple of them still along the ‘backroad’ to Wall, South Dakota!

      • Nowhere Man

        There are still a few on RT 66 between Kingman and Seligman.

        • Wildkitty

          Morning Man!
          It seems that your neck of the woods is the ‘salvage area’ for many relics. That’s was happens when nothing ‘rusts out’!

          • Nowhere Man

            I guess that’s the reason I’m here too. Last night and still this morning, we are getting RAIN! Not a deluge, but a steady, soft rain that the dry earth is soaking up. I have the doors and windows open as the temps have dropped to the mid 60s.

    • Wildkitty
  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Sorry…the rooster flew the coop this morning, while I slept in…it’ll take me a week to round him up!

    • Red Balloon

      Morning, BB!

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, RB! After comparing our temp’s here lately, I was afraid you’d just melted away!

        • Red Balloon

          Nearly did! I was on RAGBRAI last week and my lower lip is about twice its normal size. I’m only going out to mow today and am not even looking forward to that. Temps here are not as bad as where you are, but my sun burn doesn’t seem to care about that.

          PS. I posted two pictures above. Not sure when you’ll see them.

          • BuckeyeB

            Had to look RAGBRAI up…can’t believe y’all rode in this heat!
            I’m soooooo sick of this summer, if it weren’t for the HGT’s I’d declare it my fifth favorite season.

            • Red Balloon

              Sorry. Maybe August will be kinder. If not, September is usually always there to help. That’s always one of my favorite months of the year.

              • BuckeyeB

                My mantra this year’s October…October…October…Ohmmmmm!

          • BuckeyeB

            Disqust finally decided to show them…great collection!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    another rainy day on tap…..
    at least we aren’t flooded!

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, mj! No laundry or weeds for you today?!

      • missj

        NOPE – I am finding things in the basement I never knew were lost…. LOL

        • BuckeyeB

          Did my basement time last week…the gas company’s been replacing gas lines all over town & showed up last week to say that they were moving my meter outside & sticking it in the middle of my front flower bed. After I told them no, they weren’t, we spent a couple of days ‘discussing’ it…cost me a lot of time, moving stuff around for them to get to the meter, a couple of boxes of bakery donuts & cookies, & a jug of lemonade, but they finally saw it my way. Lucy’s way, too, ’cause I told them she wouldn’t let them in otherwise!

          I’m off to the garden…having an intervention with the cucumbers & squash. I’ve lost most of them to some bug bacteria…& here I’d been looking forward to them almost as much as the HGT’s.

  • Nowhere Man

    Weather alert on cell phone woke me at 2AM with thunderstorm and flooding warnings. YUP! It rained, not much, but enough to drop temps 30 degrees and wash the dust off the land. Sunrise this morning wasn’t stupendous, but still nice.

    • Wildkitty

      Yes, it IS stupendous. Colors make the difference.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Saturday…Farmer’s Market…Brunch with the crew…
    all the above…& the below!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cab_XlnJZjc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__f6czarnA

  • Nowhere Man

    As you know, I “specialise” in sunset and sunrise photographs. Couldn’t resist this one I found today.

    • BuckeyeB

      The Dark Don!

      • Wildkitty

        Morning!
        I’m trying to set up to participate in the town wide yard sale. I’m not sure I want to do it – but I’m gonna try!

        • BuckeyeB

          Mornin’, WildOne!

          Take ‘er easy…& shut down when you’re ready. How’s your weather look today?

          • Wildkitty

            Read my reply to Nowhere Man. Same story.
            Hot and humid, but I’ve got all the doors open so there is a bit of a thru breeze. Things have slowed down a bit, thank goodness.

        • Nowhere Man

          Follow your feelings and don’t push it.

          • Wildkitty

            BFF came down the hill to help out. I’m fine.
            Five cans set up for donations.
            Salvation Army
            Red Cross
            Animal Rescue
            Homeless shelter
            Suicide Prevention
            Customers have to put their money in the can(s) they choose and all proceeds go to the various charities.
            So far (as usual) the Animal Rescue is doing the best.

            • Nowhere Man

              I can understand the leaning towards the animal shelter agency. Too many other “welfare” agencies have been reported as being heavily overloaded with administration costs. I would do the same, but Sally Anne is high on my favourite list. Coming from a coal mining community, I witnessed the actions of both Sally Anne and Red Cross at the first sign of a mine disaster. Red Cross was charging for the food and clothing, while Sally Anne was not.

      • Nowhere Man

        Good caption! I try to stay away from politics and religion, but this election season is rife with “The Donald” opportunities.

    • Wildkitty

      I do with that was the sunset – and NOT the sunrise, Man!

    • missj

      HA!

  • Wildkitty

    Hey folks. Just got an e-mail from a friend of mine and decided I had to share it with you. Hope you aren’t afraid of heights!https://www.youtube.com/embed/aDIN26yxbnw

    • Red Balloon

      That is a wonderful view!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!
    Low 80’s today & a better than even chance of rain…doo-dah, doo-dah!

  • Nowhere Man

    Good Morning everyone. Note the virga. Yup, 5:20 AM, 83 degrees, 26% humidity, and no rain reaching the ground.

    • BuckeyeB

      Learned a new word…but what a frustrating sight that must be!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Not as hot; just as muggy…Summer, still. But the days are getting shorter & Fall is getting closer…hip, hip, & a big YAY!

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy – howdy. Don’t wish MY life away!
      I’m just so happy that there’s more ‘entertainment’ on my ‘talking wallpaper’ (TV) today because the air is VERY HEAVY this morning – and I have decided to close the doors, drop the window shades, turn on the ceiling fans and, if necessary, sit in front of my little window A/C for the entire day. Cooking, house-work and garden – be damned!

      • BuckeyeB

        Mine’s been pretty well damned all summer!

  • New Old Gnu

    GEEEEEEEZ !! … It’s ALMOST Enough to make ya “Feel Sorry” for Republicans (NO ?? ….. Me EITHER !!) … The “Right” has NOBODY Who can “Deliver” a Speech and Communicate with “The People” like PRESIDENT OBAMA Can !! … Probably Appropriate, since “The Right” has NO Message worth Hearing, Anyway ……. And with “NO Valid Message” to Present, they’ve SURE Chosen the “Right Guy” to “Present” it : )
    Just “Keep Your Eye on the Ball”, Republicans …….. THINK 2028 !!!

    • Wildkitty

      Good morning my friend. Long time no see!
      When I was out this morning I was listening to the car radio. However, living here, in the wilds of no place, reception is limited – BUT I can get Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh on a local station. Sooooo, I had to laugh out loud this morning when I heard Glenn Beck saying – with all seriousness, that Republicans should think hard about what they are doing – and learn what they are doing wrong because it is so obvious that the Democrat Convention far surpasses last week’s GOP catastrophe.
      And I thought back – not just abut the sea of white faces in the GOP audience, but about the lack of ‘real’ stories about ‘real’ people on their stage, the negativity of the messages presented by ‘professionals’ – while this week personal stories have been taking the stage – front and center, and there is a feeling of ‘companionship’ and ‘understanding’.
      Somehow I feel sorry for the GOP over this go-around. They really have gotten themselves into what I refer to as a ‘pretty pickle’ from which they will have a problem extricating themselves.

  • Nowhere Man

    This was on Route 66 through Kingman. The railroad bought the property (BNSF) and razed the building before anyone could protest. Another part of history deleted by the uncaring. Nothing was built on the property; they razed it because they could!

    • Wildkitty

      And I’m one of those who mourn, Man. Imagine a museum in that spot to attract today’s riders – and motorists.
      It seems that history and memories mean absolutely nothing to those who enjoy the power of being able to say ‘because I can’!

    • BuckeyeB

      “They” tore downtown down here…& every school I ever went to! For pretty much the same reason…& because someone made a dime.

  • BuckeyeB

    Off to commune with the HGT’s…Dawg knows where disqust’s off to! ‘-‘ the first couple of ‘deleteds’…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Aw, c’mon disqust…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmjNIq49398

    • Wildkitty

      Morning! You know – after WW2 when we again could listen to the radio, I listened to The Armed Forces Network to hear American talent. Later when I finally got a TV I saw this trio – the Ross sisters!

      My mother had always insisted that I (me – as child and teenager) was a great acrobat – but the Ross sisters made me feel very inadequate.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61cY1ILv60k

  • Nowhere Man

    Colorful sunset, nice clouds…NO RAIN!!! Temp at 8:00 pm was 102, humidity only 17%. Luckily, the temp will drop to the mid 70s in a few hours and be cool all night.

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, Man. It always seems that I get to read your ‘evening’ post when I get up in the morning. But, at least I can keep in touch.
      Our humidity (74%) yesterday was about the same as the temperature (81 degrees) – so working outside had to be limited.
      I’ve always been amazed how the humidity affects ‘the feel’ of temperatures

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Did I say…somewhere along the line…that it couldn’t get worse than this damned heat? Did I not knock wood if I did say that out loud? And you all let me?
    Well, worse is this damned hot + poison oak or ivy or something & mosquito bite welts. Mea culpa!
    Have I mentioned how much I don’t like summer? Recently?
    If it weren’t for the HGT’s…

    • missj

      the heat index was 107 here yesterday….

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, friend. Only 80 here. I was outside for a while – BUT the humidity – and moose flies – forced me back inside. Not hungry so don’t want breakfast or lunch. I think I’ll make a batch of ‘smoothies’ (thank you Charlie Rangel) for providing the idea.
      Going to ‘binge watch’ the DNC Convention and ‘play’ on this machine until the heat of the day has gone. Probably around 4pm or 5pm. Then I’ll binge watch again tonight while I do some crochet.

  • Nowhere Man

    8:30 PM, 90 degrees, 35% humidity and I can see the rain on the mountain, but…….nothing down here.

    • Wildkitty

      Hello man. Isn’t the vision of thunder moving in just marvelous?

      • Nowhere Man

        One of the joys of living in the southwest, is the ability to see 20+ miles in any direction. This storm over the mountain didn’t move and dumped rain on the mountain. Nothing landed in town, but an increase in humidity. Cloudy again today, so maybe . . . .

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings….
    and Greetings from the town that boos Santa Claus!
    (and also throws snowballs at him – separate incident!!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liSmzYSOF3Y

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj! Glad to hear you…was afraid you’d pulled the plugs & were hiding from the convention hooplah-di-dah!

      • missj

        we you won’t see me getting any closer to Philly …
        the tv was OFF for the GOPeeee convention …
        and I managed to get a LOT of yard work done….
        and just in time – we had a soaking rain last night…..
        back out to weed!

        • Wildkitty

          I’m planning on being outside as much as I can today too, mj!

          • BuckeyeB

            Me, three!

            • Wildkitty

              HA! Yesterday I thought I was going to be able to post a ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture from the same window – but there was too much glare on the glass to take the ‘after’ picture – so here is yesterday’s ‘before’ (with trees) and ‘after’ (without trees) of what I see when I sit here at the ‘puter – and turn my head to the left.
              Can you see the family of Canada geese out for their morning constitutional – on the far side of the lake in the middle of the picture.? Maybe the picture is too small – but they are there.

              • BuckeyeB

                I’m not normally a big fan of taking down trees, but when it needs to be done…& you get a great view in the bargain…win/win!

                • Wildkitty

                  The ‘green’ butternut trees only grew up over the last 6 to 7 years at the edge of the lake. The big problem is that they blocked the view (from the road) of the rest of the town (around a 90 degree turn) for vehicles (especially logging trucks) when they come into town which has, in the past seen some awful accidents. One truck approaching the corner too fast went over the embankment on the corner when trying to avoid another truck coming the other way and ended up in the ‘general store’s freezer’ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d96d197283b027294599b6172a07619b9cbfe0dd5e4f08b5a278384af688d0b1.jpg . Now there is a clear view past my house to ‘downtown’!
                  By the way, BFF is the gal in brown, and I’m the gal in blue jacket – – from the back.
                  So, I think is actually a win, win, win!!!

              • BuckeyeB

                I’d never get anything done, looking out that window!

                • Wildkitty

                  Yea, but see, BB. I’ve got the same view whether I’m indoors or out!!
                  I keep saying how lucky I am.

                  • BuckeyeB

                    You are, WildOne…well deserved luck!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning mj! Looking forward to being a couch potato for the next few evenings. But I have to try to get ready for my ‘indoor Charity Sale’ (I’ll open the door to what was my little shop) while the town runs it’s ‘town wide yard sale’ this weekend. All proceeds from my little effort go to various charities! Of course, weather will determine if I open up because when it’s humid I’m limited as to what I do with ‘each day’!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Or not…

  • Wildkitty

    OK folks – it’s already 4.30pm and it’s a wonderful 72F with a light breeze. I finally decided that I need some breakfast – so I came inside. I’ve been watching some dead trees on the water’s edge come down after last week’s storm had already broken branches off them..
    The arborist is also going to drop four ‘butternut’ trees which have grown up (from nuts) along the water’s edge – and I can’t get to them for any nuts they might produce. Right now they block my view from some of my windows. I’ll update you on those later. He has other customers in town to take care of today – and promised to come back after all the ’emergency’ work is done.
    Hope everyone is having a good Sunday.

    • BuckeyeB

      Happy Yesterday, WildOne…Happy Today, too!

      Wish we had some of your 72’s…already hotter than that + 90 some odd humidity. I’m back to grumpy, & get to argue with The Gas Co today until they understand that no, they aren’t gonna put a big ass ugly meter in the middle of my flower bed…or in front of my house, for that matter.
      It’s gonna be a longggggg week!

  • Nowhere Man

    The sun arose, the trains arrived and the bottle trees are in bloom! 80 degrees at 6:00am. It’s a stay in the shade day.

  • BuckeyeB

    See…this is why I don’t watch anymore!

    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury

    • Nowhere Man

      gocomics.com is my first read every morning. Need to start the day off on a happy positive note.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Poor rooster’s pretty slow & bedraggled today, hot as it is…

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

  • New Old Gnu

    “Il Duce Trump” May have the Mussolini “Head-Bob” and Arrogant Smirk “Down to a Tee”, but I’m thinking Benito had More Integrity and Intellectual “Heft” !! ……. Definitely More of a “People Person” and More Likeable than Trump !! : )

  • Gots

    Stopping by to wish you all a great Saturday . Gonna bbq some grub later ..

    • BuckeyeB

      & a great Sunday to you, Gots!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    70 & foggy…to be followed by hot & muggy…to be followed by even hotter. I’ll be soooo glad to see Fall…if we just didn’t have to go through August to get there.
    Shooing G’Girl out the door soon, then a friend & I are gonna split up the latest booty from the co-op, hit the Farmer’s Market, then do a walking tour of the historical district…maybe. We may opt out for an air conditioned brunch & bloody marys! Happy WE, all y’all…

    • Wildkitty

      Good morning my friend. I decided to check in early because I’m expecting to hear from my electrician. We are so lucky here, We have a resident builder, electrician and plumber all within about a square mile, BUT they travel and I told the electrician to stop by – when he can. Apparently he will be in the neighborhood this morning, so I will need to move some furniture because, beside having a section of wiring and my phone ‘zapped’ the other day and I had to buy another. So today, it seems, another outlet went ‘poof’ last night and now my hanging lamp in the living room over my favorite sitting spot – needs a doctor.

      Fall is also my favorite season – but I’m not supposed to wish my life away.

      Enjoy your day.

      • BuckeyeB

        Mornin’, WildOne!

        Glad you’re bringing in a ‘pro’…electricity can be our friend, ‘cept when it isn’t! Poofing outlets are not good…

        • Wildkitty

          My dad taught me to respect electricity. That was what he did for a living. He wired houses and repaired small appliances and radios – but, during the war years, he hooked an old ‘dynamo’ (with blades) onto our chimney and pointed it out to the ocean, ran wires to old storage batteries and ‘voila’ – an electric bulb burning at night. After the war, when we could listen to a radio again, he worked to get the whole island’s supply of radio receivers working again after five years in storage because radios were ‘verbotten’ (although Dad built a couple of ‘cats whisker’ receivers in flashlights and pens for folks he trusted)
          Funny story – occupiers came to search our house one day and, because we had no fuel for our fireplaces, folks used the chimney to hide things. The officer picked up the flashlight off the table, pointed it up the chimney – no light! He threw it back onto the kitchen table saying “Your batteries are dead”!. He had no idea that the flashlight WAS the radio receiver. The least hidden is the best hidden!
          However, Dad had a nasty streak and one day after a thunderstorm, he ran a wire (only a couple of volts) under the metal bowl that mother had us kids sit with our feet in hot water. And then the ‘nasty man’ (that was out nick-name for him) suggested that we practice playing the spoons! But in a way, these were all lessons.
          All I know is ‘black to black’, ‘red to red’ and ‘white to white’ – until someone actually decided to mess with the colors and throw a ‘green’ in there.

  • Nowhere Man

    I think I have determined the cause for the massive heat wave over most of the country. It’s from all the hot-air spewed at the political convention. At 4PM here in the SW, it’s 105 degrees, but with 10% humidity. My daughter in Phoenix is suffering in 115 degrees. But there is hope! The next gathering of political hope-fulls will pour so much cold water on the “other side’s” spewings, the temps will lower.

    • BuckeyeB

      LOL…so THAT explains the fug blanketing Ohio!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Looks like Poor Will’s gonna have to adjust his observations!

    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/poor-wills-clark-county-almanack-summers-grip-loos/nr3Jb/

    • Wildkitty

      Hey BB. If he lived in the north east he would have to make major adjustments. We only have a 90 day growing season and if we have a late thaw or longer spring rains – everything get loused up..

      • BuckeyeB

        Mornin’, WildOne!

        Sure doesn’t feel like summer’s losing its grip here. It’s hotter here than it is in Savannah, as my cousin’s pointed out to me more than once in the last few days…since I always tell him that it’s too damned hot to go south in the summer.
        My garden’s growing great, except that it’s so hot that the ‘maters aren’t ripening very fast.

        • Wildkitty

          We have been warned to expect more of the same as we had a couple of days ago. At least I replaced my ‘fried’ phone – so I’m OK in that department. The guy who started my generator the other day has said that if we lose power again, he will come and start it again for me – if needed. In any case, if I’m off-line again you’ll know why.
          Oher than that – my weeds are doing very nicely thank you!

          • BuckeyeB

            I promise not to sic the deli on you!

  • New Old Gnu

    Hats Off to “Il Duce” .. Errrr “The Donald” !! …. He’s got that Condescending “Head Bob” and Arrogant … “I Know You’ll NEVER be as GREAT as I AM, but I Needn’t tell YOU That because You ALREADY Know it TOO” … “Mussolini Smirk” Down Pat !! : )
    I’m, Once Again feeling that Euphoria i Experienced during the Obama vs Romney “Contest” ….. A certain ECSTASY derived from Awakening, each Day, with Renewed Awareness and GRATITUDE that I’m NOT a Republican !! : )

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, NOG!

      Now let’s hope that there are enough of us who share that perception & get out & celebrate it by voting in November. Li’l Donnie scares me, more every day.

      • New Old Gnu

        Those “Howling Mobs” Foaming at the Mouth, and, ACTUALLY Believing His NONSENSE, Scare Me FAR MORE than HE Does !! : )
        THIS YEAR, it is Absolutely CRUCIAL that “The Left” does NOT Decide to “Stay Home” on Election Day !!
        The Most Progressive, Influential, and Powerful Nation on the Planet CANNOT Have a KLOWN at the Helm !! : )

        • BuckeyeB

          The smirking chimp was bad enough!

    • Wildkitty

      ME TOO!!
      How are you NOG? Hope your summer is going well. I haven’t seen you around for a while.

      • New Old Gnu

        “It was the Best of Times ….. it was the Worst of Times” SEEM to “Apply” to THIS Summer ….. LOVING IT (And Painfully aware of How Fast it’s Passing) … But have had a Series of Storms,(Thankfully, NO Tornadoes ….. Just VICIOUS and Damaging “Straight-Line” Winds) and have been Kept BUSY “Cutting Up” and Removing Downed branches from the Yard.
        But “All-len-All”, a “Good” Summer (Especially when compared to Minus 14 to 18 temps we had Last Winter …… And which TOO SOON will be Upon Us, again : )
        GOOD to Seeya, My Friend (Haven’t been “Terribly Active”, On-Line …… ANYWHERE, Lately ….. But I ALWAYS “Have to” Stop by, Here, when I AM “On”) : )

        • Wildkitty

          Like you, I can’t believe how quickly the years is passing. Winter – although milder than usual – ended late, followed by a long period of humidity tree pollens and winds, NONE of which did my asthma/chronic bronchitis and favors.
          I get frustrated and occasionally take it out on this machine – usually arguing with someone I consider ‘silly/overbearing/etc.
          Be well, my friend.

    • BuckeyeB

      Quoth the Craven, I alone!

  • Nowhere Man

    Sunrise wasn’t much, no clouds, little colour, so I photographed the clear moon. Good Morning, Everyone.

    • Wildkitty

      Hey Man! You just proved that you are actually UP for more than just ‘early morning sunrise.’
      For the last few nights the moon has been so bright that it’s almost felt like daylight. If course, it was actually too bright for me to see the stars as I enjoy them in the countryside.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    I’ll check back in a bit…see if disqust has its shit together yet!

    • Nowhere Man

      I persevered once upon a time, and got my shit together. Such a big pile, so I left it there and moved on. Never looked back!

      • Red Balloon

        I’m gonna eBay a ton of stuff after summer vacation and donate whatever doesn’t sell. I’m tired of too much stuff.

        • Wildkitty

          Hey Red.
          When I closed my little gift shop a couple of years ago, I waited for the ‘town wide yard sale’ and invited everyone to an ‘inside charity sale’. Everything that was priced was 50% off, and everything else was ‘make an offer’ or ‘ask for price’.
          There were five coffee cans with money slots in the lids for folks to put their money in.:-
          Salvation Army
          Red Cross
          Suicide Prevention
          Homeless Shelter and
          Animal Rescue
          I was amazed at how some folks refused to take the 50% off and others made ‘generous’ offers. But of all the cans it seems that Animal Rescue did the best.
          Unlike the Donald – I felt so good either delivering money – or writing checks to the charities.
          The shop still has a lot of stuff left and this year’s ‘town wide yard sale’ is on July 30th (but I’ll open for three days) and I hope I do well. I’m nowhere near rich – but being old there is nothing I need – and I consider myself so lucky that I really don’t need the money for myself.
          I’ve often considered E-Bay – but I’m very stupid when it comes to this machine and can’t seem to understand the rules, etc. – so I think whatever is left will go to the local Salvation Army store. I really need to empty the place out.
          Have a great day.

          • Red Balloon

            That’s a great idea! I’d do that if I didn’t need the money. I don’t recommend eBay as much as I would have ten years ago. After Meg Whitman came in, they began to cater to Big retail and became a major outlet mall rather than a flea market. The early days were much more fun.

            • Wildkitty

              I used to buy from E-Bay – especially for my beading crafts. But I haven’t visited in a couple of years,
              I’m looking forward to the ‘yard sale’ weekend!

        • BuckeyeB

          Never thought I’d say it, but so am I. Problem is, I’ve ended up as the family caretaker. Most of the ‘stuff’ is my mother’s…or her mother’s…or her mother’s…or great aunt whose-it’s. We’re genetic packrats.

      • BuckeyeB

        LOL!!!

        I guess I’ll be doing the same…my daughter swears that when I go, she’s stretching me out on my couch & we’re having a home cremation, ’cause she’s not dealing with all my shit!

    • Red Balloon

      Morning BB. I doubt the “d” will be any better.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Let’s try this again, disqust…

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB.

      I got an e-mail from ‘Tony’ at Discus yesterday and was surprised. Didn’t know they kept track of individual commenters.
      —————————-
      “Hi Wildkitty !

      I’ve been noticing your comments recently on Disqus and wanted to personally send you a well-deserved upvote for making the community better with your thoughts :)

      On Disqus, you can start your own discussions to talk about the things you love. Ask your burning questions about that upcoming Marvel movie, share your thoughts about the presidential race, or discover other folks who share your interest in adorable cats. That’s all possible in your first discussion.

      You in? You can start a new discussion here:
      Start a discussionNot sure where to start? Check out this Channel Chat discussion. Thanks for being a part of the Disqus community!

      Tony
      Community Manager @ Disqus Sent with ♥ from Disqus HQ
      Disqus 301 Howard St Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94105 USA”
      ——————————
      I’ve been trying to figure how we can complain to Discus and wondered if this e-mail might be an opening for a discussion about the way they mess us up. Any ideas?

      • BuckeyeB

        Well, cynic that I am, I’d take ‘Tony’ with a grain of salt. I think he’s taken note of your comment count & is hoping to get you on board with their ‘community’.
        I’m pretty sure that their problems have been brought to their attention repeatedly & their response has been an e-shrug. They seem to me to be more interested in coming up with new features & tweaking stuff that doesn’t need fancied up than fixing the bugs that they don’t know how to fix. Cynic that I am!

  • Nowhere Man

    The “Buck” moon tonight.

    • BuckeyeB

      Yep, Bad Moon rose last night!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YlTUDnsWMo

      • Nowhere Man

        One of my all-time favourite groups.

        • BuckeyeB

          Mine, too…& one of my favorites cuts of theirs. Having it linked in my mind with Li’l Donnie now is just another reason…as if one was needed…to detest the man!

  • Nowhere Man

    Nature grabbing the last of the sunset.

    • BuckeyeB

      The ‘Hanging Tree’…I think Cleveland has a nominee!

      • Nowhere Man

        Just think of hearing news from the oval office for the next four years….”Today, The Donald said….”

        • BuckeyeB

          NOOOOOOOO! There are advantages to my ‘selective hearing’ as my daughter calls my advancing deafness.

  • Wildkitty

    OK folks! I was REALLY looking forward to being entertained by last night’s speakers from Cleveland. However, oooooooopppsy!
    Mid afternoon yesterday, a mighty storm rolled thru the little town a few miles from us and across my house and shortly after we lost electricity I was surprised by a massive ‘crash’ and light flash on the corner of my house where my phone box is situated. I checked every corner of the house to make sure there would be a fire – and settled down to read until the power came back. That was almost 24 hours ago and there are trees down – on houses and power lines for a couple of miles around our neighboring town. Well our weatherman DID warn us of high winds and ‘possible’ mini tornados. So QUESS where this town gets it’s electricity from?? You got it! The other side of our neighboring town!!
    Sooooo, thi town went dark yesterday afternoon – and is still dark, but I have power. Neighbors helping neighbors!! Two gentlemen came over and started my generator this morning – so I could take my meds (a nebulizer) and run my A/C if I need it (I don’t). Even with today’s beautiful day (sunny and low humidity), the mere fact that I hadn’t been able to take my meds (electrically operated) it’s taking longer than I had anticipated to ‘loosen up deep down’.
    The GOOD news is – because the generator is running I now have TV and am catching up on last night’s catastrophe in Cleveland. Hearty laughs!
    I’ll be back when I can. Not to worry!
    Everyone please take care and be safe.

    • Red Balloon

      Maybe the weather was trying to give you a little warning about the RNC! Glad you have a generator!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey Red. We really don’t lose power often – and then not for long, but I was talked into buying a generator – a few years ago (by a very well meaning friend) but I bought one that needs lots of TLC to start – and while I’ve got lots of patience for lots of things – temperamental generators ‘not so much’!
        The power came on just a few minutes ago – after about 28 hours. So I lost ALL of last night’s entertainment (caught parts of it in snippets) and now I’m going to settle down to see what happens at the ‘Roll Call’.
        You and family have a great evening.
        =^-,-^=

        • Red Balloon

          You too, WK!

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, WildOne!

      I knew Li’l Donnie was a catastrophe in the making, but I didn’t know it was gonna be quite that personal! Does that mean the deli doesn’t have phone service? Keep us posted…or I can pick up mj on the way if we have to come check on you!

      • Wildkitty

        LOL
        ALL IS WELL. The town was without power for about 28 hours and when it came back I realized that the ‘great crash’ that I heard during the storm ‘fried’ by wall phone and surrounding outlets – while it’s extension, my DSL line for the computer are all just fine. However, now I have ONLY an old 1990’s type plug in phone until I can get a new one. Cell phones in this valley are useless because we can’t get any signal. Got to drive 3 miles to the top of a hill to get a signal – which is slightly inconvenient.
        Just got back from the vet because Rusty just isn’t doing what the doctor said he should do – even with the meds. Remember I said they took a cancer off his front paw? Anyway, I just delivered him to the vet for observation and I have to call them by 5.pm.
        Meanwhile I just got a call from BFF (who was out with another friend this morning) and she will take a ride with me to Wally World to buy myself a new phone. I think I also need another ‘camera card’ because the one I’ve been using since 2008 also crapped out (I hope it isn’t the camera). So it might just be an expensive day when all it done. Not to worry – it’s ONLY MONEY. People and animals are more important.
        I’ll let you know what happens.

        • BuckeyeB

          Mornin’, WildOne!
          Hope all goes well for Rusty…he’s soooo lucky to have you. All things crossable are.
          Hope the shopping trip goes well, too. I’m getting to be more of a curmudgeon every day when it comes to dealing with ‘new’…shouldn’t have to re-learn how to operate a wheel just to make a phone call or take a picture!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, glories!

    In your ear, disqust…IN BOTH EARS!

  • Nowhere Man
    • BuckeyeB

      TY, NM, we needed that!
      The clouds have descended on Ohio this morning…brought to us by that Mother, Li’l Donnie Drumpf.

      • Nowhere Man

        The humidity here is rising, up to 32%..I know, that’s nothing on the East coast, but when you’re used to single digit humidity……
        The 2000 miles between me and Cleveland is a good buffer from the chaos that is political conventions.

        • BuckeyeB

          HAH, 32%’s not even factored on the heat index chart…but I know, it’s all ‘relative’!
          Unfortunately, the conventions are just getting us in harness for the long haul to the election, for which there aren’t enough buffers in the world. I just hope it’s long enough for the short attentioned spanners to get bored & go back to concentrating on the Karwhatzit family or some sport or another. Whatever keeps them away from the ballot boxes.

  • BuckeyeB

    Just read that ‘corn sweat’ (evaporation from those big ol’ leaves) is linked to the high humidity…the sisters are sooooo sorry!

    http://www.almanac.com/content/companion-planting-three-sisters

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1de258901cf1921c0678ce31289bb1e3ac042b2699c92a96991e4843700db9ef.jpg

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    I’ve said it before; I’ll keep on saying it…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op7agdIFOGY

    • Wildkitty

      Good one BB.

      I’ve found that the older I get the less I want to watch blood and violence in the theater, on TV, etc. I can’t speak for personal media (I-phones, etc.) because we can’t use them where I live. But shows like these promote nothing but violence of one type or another.

      24 – from a couple of years ago.

      The Walking Dead,

      Stalker

      Game of Thrones

      Sons of Anarchy

      24/7 news shows with war can civil unrest and tragedies.

      And most folks (who enjoy these shows – especially on DVR) fail to consider that – maybe ‘THEIR’ CHILDREN ARE WATCHING’!
      I can’t even watch some of commercials – but I understand that they are intended to tug at our heartstrings, I’m moved to tears by starving and/or abused children and animals.
      My question has to be – Exactly what is entertaining about planned, torture and required killing that highlights programs like Game of Thrones?? I watched 2 episodes of the first season, and was disgusted with it’s theme. And yet it has won an unbelievable number of entertainment awards.!
      What does this type of ‘entertainment’ do to already confused minds?
      I’m sorry folks, guess the events of the last few months leaves me NUMB!

      • BuckeyeB

        You’re right…we’re totally desensitized. I pretty much stopped watching tv when they switched to ‘reality’ programming…dropped content for crap. After my fire, 10 years ago, I never replaced it & don’t miss it a bit. I get my news from NPR or the internet…& that’s about all I was using the boob tube for at that point anyhow. I used to feel a bit out of it when folks would be talking about some current ‘can’t miss’ show…’til they’d try to explain it to me. Then my eyes would glaze over & I’d tell them about the great book I’d just read!
        PS…I tried reading Game of Thrones. It’s just as bad on the page as on the screen…just without the pictures!

        • Nowhere Man

          I haven’t owned a television for 15 years, and only glimpsed scattered clips when visiting friends. I too, get my world news from the internet, where I can read many views and form my own opinion. As for the “awards” given to these bloody shows, consider the source…they’re making money off of them.

          • BuckeyeB

            Hear, hear!
            My last ‘glimpse’ was a few weeks after the fire…I was ‘camped’ at my mother’s house & turned on the evening news for the New Orleans Katrina coverage, it being one of my old stomping grounds. I turned it off after a minute or two…knew I didn’t want those pictures in my head. Never turned it back on!

  • missj

    Starting Today…
    Cleveland Rocks!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1G2l_A9nB0

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj…don’t remind me!
      Actually, Cleveland’s a pretty good town…was before they got here, will be again, when they leave. If it’s still standing!

  • Wildkitty

    Hi folks. Just quick, cause I have to go for coffee and birthday cake at a neighbor.
    Been working on the ‘base’ for my lettuce soup. Got three containers in the freezer for when I want to make up a batch.
    Diced carrots and cooked them with the peas and now I have a nice big bowl of peas and carrots (with butter) for later.
    Thunder and heavy rain on and off all day, although the temps went up close on 80F – so the humidity has been bothering me.
    WHEN is this madness in this country going to stop? And the long, hot summer is only just beginning. I’m so glad I live in the wilds of nowhere.
    Be well, everyone.

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, WildOne!

      Now you’ve got me thinking about lettuce soup…you & the tons of lettuce in my garden. What was I thinking?! I’m definitely gonna have to get a freezer!

  • missj

    just turned the tv on for a fleeting moment…
    it’s OFF again!
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/baton-rouge-police-officers-shot_us_578b9c19e4b03fc3ee51383b

  • Nowhere Man

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11f63db6adccbbc1979375b70cf406165565c2ccee6e65548625a86946a9256d.jpg
    Clouds in the early morning, but the sun burned them off. No rain again. Good morning everyone.

    • Wildkitty

      Thunder boomers and rain bursts all day!
      Can I send you some?? PLEASE!

      • Nowhere Man

        It’s clouding over somewhat this afternoon; weather people say “maybe” rain by 8 PM. If you feel the earth move around that time, your time near midnight, it’s because I and the entire populace is out doing a victory rain dance!

  • missj

    BTW – DIL is singing the National Anthem with a group at the Phillies game this afternoon….
    just in case any of you care to pick her out….

    • BuckeyeB

      There for a minute, I thought you said ‘kick her out’…

      • missj

        LOL…
        Boris said she would have to go to Omar the tent maker to get an outfit …..
        I told him that today’s version is called ‘Dress Barn’ and she was headed there last night!

  • missj

    I saw BB was here – but disappeared….
    Happy Sunday Folks…
    and Happy Birthday Keith!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa57e9a81c0fbaf6113a72b50052c284018f91f2b357c3f3ad4ae979cf85e020.jpg

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Whoops…the rooster slept in!
    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-ish – 8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

  • New Old Gnu

    HAPPY “HONKY-TONK (Saturday) NIGHT, “All-len-All-ers” …. THIS One’s for YOU, Nick …. I Remember You LOVE It as much as I DO, Buddy : )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RvR3j535qc

    • missj

      Hi Gnu!

      • New Old Gnu

        HEY, mj !! : ) …. SO SORRY I Missed Ya (Might be Attributable to My Power/Cable/Internet being Off due to a Storm) …. LOL .. NOT at all Sure of the Chronology … Sleep DEPRIVATION !! : )

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, NOG! Nick’s over in the corner, tapping his foot…

      • New Old Gnu

        LOLOL … I THOUGHT I’d detected a “Slight” Tapping cadence (Reminiscent of a Clydesdale : ) …. THAT’S Nick, for SURE !! : )
        Good to Seeya, BB (Even FIVE Days AFTER I Missed Your reply) !! : )

        • BuckeyeB

          We run on e-time, NOG, where as Janis once said, ‘…it’s all the same f’ng day’. She was talking about a train trip though…it was before ‘e-time’!

  • Wildkitty

    Good morning everyone. Before I go up the hill and then work outside got a while I figured I would beat all of you to the punch and check in early. I plan on being back inside by 11am for the Donald’s big announcement.
    Donald probably believes that the system is ABSOLUTELY rigged because his big announcement has been upstaged – first by the tragedy in NICE and then by the military in Turkey. He HATES not being on the front page of any news outlet.

    • Nowhere Man

      I’m staying away from all news media this weekend because it’s just too stressing. Got out this morning to watch the sun come up. Quiet desert, no human activity, no contrails in the sky, just me and the gentle sunrise breeze. Going to keep that image for the rest of the weekend! Hope all of you have a good weekend. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f22b5569bbe6b58f84d19091875bad8fd48c3f89a6748229fa8f6bbafdfea297.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/996bfdd1d6bfbb0becabecd50bdf9dcec31efdb98faa05a864127a8fe58b9d84.jpg

      • Wildkitty

        I wish I was a smart as you are, Man – and stay away from the TV (I call it ‘talking wallpaper’)..
        Here’s another image for you to think on. My neighbor came over (on her golf cart) and suggested we take a ride over to her son (No.2) because she wanted me to pick peas (son was out of town) for me to put up for the winter. While there she also made me pick some lettuces (they were ‘yuuuuuge’) and would go to seed. Don’t know if you like soup, but I love chilled lettuce soup in the summer. So, I’m going to make the base (lettuce/onion and seasoning) to put into small containers and freeze it. Then, when I want to make up a batch I just continue the recipe from where I quit (meaning the base). I was born to be a ‘Waste not’ type – so(?) anything and everything can go into some sort of soup.
        While there we were caught in a rainstorm which lasted about half hour – so we made ourselves at home and made a cup of tea to enjoy out on the covered porch and watch the rain. Then, of course, my neighbor had to steal one of her son’s bath towels to dry off the golf cart seat so we could drive home (about a mile across mown fields – in a golf cart).
        Now it’s time t put my fee up. The work will begin tomorrow morning.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Getting ready for Farmer’s Market, then I’m meeting Mother’s Friend & his family for breakfast. Happy WE, one & all…

    • Red Balloon

      Morning BB! Happy weekend to you too! I’ve been busy with work, but today, I’m busy with everything else that has been building up while I’ve been wasting my time working.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Not a glorious one though…another bad, sad, mad one too many.

    • missj

      no tv today….
      I’ll be sweating my ass off in the garden….

      • BuckeyeB

        Sounds like a plan! I spent the last couple of days setting up next years garden expansion, since this year’s is way too crowded, what with all the replacement tomato plants that I in lieu of the ones that I thought I’d lost to the cold snap…that turned into ‘additionals’, not ‘replacements’!

        • missj

          BONUS!

  • Wildkitty

    I’m, here – but I’m going back into the living room to turn on the A/C. Just a half hour outside in the humidity and heat is enough. Summer bronchitis isn’t fun – so I’m sucking on a nebulizer before I drop the blinds to keep the afternoon heat out – and go inside and be bored..
    Be well everyone – I’ll be back.

    • BuckeyeB

      Bored, but breathing…behave!

      • Wildkitty

        Thunder storm last night – and rain. It cleared the air and – wonderful – I can breathe today. Actually just came in from doing a couple of hours of clean-up. But now the heat of the day has arrived. SO – Hey, BB

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again…what I said yesterday…& not even mention humid…
    but there’ll be 1 minute 20 seconds less of it…both the ‘hot/humid’ & me bitchin’ about it!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Gonna be another hot, grumpy day…hell, it already is!

  • Wildkitty

    Just a quick note to all.
    If I am missing for a few days, please don’t worry. I have computer problems and I’m told I need a new modem from my server. I don’t know how long it will take to get here – but right now, my pages are locking up and Discus is telling me it ‘is taking longer than normal to load’.. But then, EVERYTHING id taking a long time to load. In fact, once loaded, the pages are disappearing and I’m finding myself looking at a blank page.
    Now to worry – all will work out.

    • missj

      OKAY Mary – we won’t call the general store!
      the modem should only take a day or so – even by carrier pigeon

    • BuckeyeB

      I promise not to call ’em…for a week!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey BB. Suddenly things began to work again yesterday – AFTER my call to the carrier and was OK for about an hour – then I quit for the day.
        This morning – from the time I came downstairs – not even my home page would load so I called them again. Now they tell me it isn’t the modem (which wasn’t mailed out yesterday) but that I need a service technician – between 1pm and 5 pm today —– and I should please have someone home OVER the age of 18. That part is easy!!
        BUT, I just loaded 205 e-mails (most of them junk) – so I’ll be busy for a while, or until the damn think quits again.

        • BuckeyeB

          Isn’t techno-life fun?!

          My ‘puter’s on its last gasp, I’m sure. Nothing’s supported anymore…XP, Explorer-ish…it’s just a matter of time. Good luck with the geeks & tweeks!

          • Nowhere Man

            Maybe that’s the reason for Disqus time warping. Too many “old” computers and systems causing Disqus to compensate for the time travel.

            • missj

              Thanks Doc!

              • missj

                we seem to have lost the ability to add pics …
                imagine a pic of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown

              • Nowhere Man

                You need to get your DeLorean computer up to 88MPH to enter the time travel.

            • Wildkitty

              Hey Man – Maybe you mean ‘old crones USING computers’. This ‘puter is only about 8 months old.
              However, in case you didn’t know – Discus sucks!

              • Nowhere Man

                Age is only relative and I have a lot of old relatives; I’m trying to out live them. My MacBook is 6 years old, but it works. And Disqus sucks on top of that. And we haven’t had rain here for three weeks! Desert is drier than a pop-corn fart!

                • Wildkitty

                  And we had nothing but rain all last week! This week we have temps well over 80 and soooooo – it’s what is known as ‘humidity’ – which is something else that keeps me housebound.
                  However, I did go out today and pick most of my red currants. Not a huge crop this year because I pruned the bushes rather severely last year. But the currants are big and sweet. Have to go pick the black currants in a few days – also nice and big. The gooseberries will be another week – at least.
                  Want some ?
                  Come and get ’em!

                  • Nowhere Man

                    5000 miles return trip! No I can’t make it this weekend and I refuse to use transportation that insists on sexual groping as a prerequisite. My grandmother would make black currant wine. Wish I had the recipe for you.

            • BuckeyeB

              Guilty here! My practice is to use it ’til it breaks (KNOCK WOOD), not ’til Bill Gates wants to tighten the screws, once again, by forcing another unwanted update/obsolescence on us. I’d still be happy with ’98…did all I required!

              And disqust…canal water…you know!

              • Nowhere Man

                I am happy with the occasional updates Apple sends, as I can decide to click on or not. The Photo app included in the OS is sufficient for my photographic needs. I don’t use/need PhotoShop. If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

                • BuckeyeB

                  Well, in the case of MS, if you don’t, Bill will!

          • Wildkitty

            It’s been working fine today. They sent a ‘tech’ because they said they couldn’t do anything over the phone. The tech just was here for about an hour – but couldn’t find any problem. And I’ve been trying to re-create yesterday’s problems – and couldn’t.
            If it happens again – and I’m gone for a while – you’ll know why!

  • BuckeyeB

    Sucks & then some!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    G’Girl’s off to the Fair…& I’m not. YAY!

    • Sleeper Girl

      Morning

      • BuckeyeB

        Good yestermorn, SG!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings….
    it looks like another beautiful day out there – although the humidity is starting to climb …
    have to go up to P’town this morning and check out the GRAND OPENING of a Thrift Shop and pick up steaks on sale…. YUM!!!
    FINALLY have my appetite back!

    • BuckeyeB

      Have I mentioned how much I dislike disqust? Well, I do! Comments just swirl around out there in the ether before it finally spits them out.

      Gonna be too damned hot here…& humid…all week long. Just started & I’m already grumpy…ier!

      Enjoy the steaks…& the Thrift!

  • Nowhere Man

    I’ll just put this in the time capsule for future archivists. Disqus Sucks.
    This is my “backyard”. To get away from people killing people, violent politicians, violent news, and general discontent, I “escaped” to the desert for a few hours this morning. temp was 75, humidity was 7%, a lovely day.
    WildKitty…I had a Maine Coon who would catch bumblebees between his front paws with the result of being stung. Paws swelled to 4 times normal. I used a paste of water and meat tenderizer in a plastic bag over his paws to reduce the swelling. It worked on the swelling, but not on his penchant for catching bees! Sure miss him; he was 27 pounds and named “Lover”, which he was. Lived to the grand old age of 18.

    • BuckeyeB

      Great textures…great cats!

  • Wildkitty

    I wish I could say it was a ‘Good Morning’ folks, but this old lady is very depressed.
    I spend yesterday almost in tears because felt so helpless.
    Rusty is REALLY favoring his bad paw and is feeling really punk – and
    Socks did something (I have no idea what) but seems to be having a trouble with her mouth. She obviously was outside because she was all matted and a bit muddy – but that wasn’t the problem. She wanted to drink – and couldn’t get her tongue out – so all day she was sniffing at the water bowl and the food dishes and looking at me as if I could do something for her. There were no ’emergency’ vets open on a Sunday – so NO, there was nothing I could do. At one point the tip of her tongue poked out and it looked swollen and very red. I’m wondering if she had chased a bee – and lost.
    Anyway, the earliest ’emergency appointment’ I can get today is at 3.pm – so it’s going to be a rather busy day. My new dishwasher is supposed to arrive this morning. I think I mentioned that the old one crapped out and I like to use it because it uses water much hotter than I can tolerate. Then the vet this afternoon and the plumber is supposed to come tonight to install the new dishwasher.
    And how goes each of your days.
    By the way, there was a VERY bright light that appeared in the east this morning and threw long shadows across the road. I had to stop and think before I realized that it’s something that most folks call ‘the Sun’! I’d forgotten what it looked like!.

    • missj

      Really Sorry Mary…..
      sounds like a bee encounter to me…
      hoping for the BEST!

      • Wildkitty

        I kind of have the same feeling – but I’m also considering broken teeth or an animal bite. It would serve her right for being precocious. We’ll find out.

      • Wildkitty

        Seem like Socks has the equivalent of human ‘thrush’ which is probably going to be an ongoing problem – but can be controlled.
        Rusty’s leg apparently is OK with no unusual new growths.. The doctor suggested that he is probably suffering from the equivalent of a human with an amputated leg – but still get a pain in his toe. So I have some pain killer for him too.
        But my mind is much easier now.
        Thanks for the good thoughts.

        • missj

          WOW – I never heard of that in a cat – but I suppose anything is possible …
          Glad things turned out well!!!

          • Wildkitty

            Me too, mj!
            Thanks.

        • BuckeyeB

          Oh, Mary…just caught up on all of this. I know how hard those ‘can’t do anything ’til morning’ nights are. Makes the mornings that much brighter. Glad for all of you.

          • Wildkitty

            Thanks, BB.
            Glad to report that – while Socks has never accepted canned food, I’ve found a way to get her to eat and drink.
            Just a few pellets of her favorite dry food in a little water. I think the dry pellets soak up the water so she doesn’t have to chew and she is just swallowing the pellets. I don’t care as long as she gets food and water inside her.
            Neither Socks nor Rusty like me to give them medication (three times a day) but I’ll take the scratches and do what I have to do until they both feel better. I’m the patient sort – thank heavens.
            Hope all is well at your end.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Testing…testing…1.2.3?

    • missj

      Aqui Esta!

  • Sloth

    I’m gone all weekend and I only miss 16 comments?!
    C’mon kids. We can do better than that.

    • missj

      Hey Sloth….
      Disqus was acting up….
      I was out pullin weeds @ 6AM ….
      and we really didn’t finish outside until it was dark….
      and no afternoon nap!
      I am BEAT – and gonna do it all over again tomorrow…. PLUS laundry!

      • Sloth

        No afternoon nap?!
        That’s unacceptable.

        • missj

          you got that right!
          but the hot and stickys move in again soon – so we had to get out there and do it while it was nice!

    • BuckeyeB

      ‘The Lake’ called & we had to go!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey Sloth.
      I totally agree. However, I do believe that Discus is hiding a lot of comments because there are a couple of my own that I haven’t found.
      Hope your weekend was a good one.

  • BuckeyeB

    INDUSTRIAL GRADE CANAL WATER!

    • missj

      I’m on my sixth wheelbarrow full of CRAP!
      call me when it gets fixed!
      or at least settled down …. ;-)

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Rooster’s warming up in the wings…warming up his wings?!…but there’s no telling how long it’ll take disqust to announce that!

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

    • Wildkitty

      Well, BB – Happy ‘Rainy’ Sunday morning.

      I’m cold it’s 63F IN THE HOUSE and just over 50F outside. I turned off all my heaters some time ago – figuring this was summer!

      I was wrong but I refuse to go thru the effort of re-lighting the pilot lights to my heaters – so last night I plugged in a small electric heater and pointed it into my ‘corner’ while I crocheted and watched TV – with a ‘bankie’ over my legs.

      It’s ‘talking head’ day – so at least there will be some interesting go-arounds to entertain and inform.

      Anyone out there with similar problems – almost half way thru July??,

  • BuckeyeB

    Oh, goodie…disqust’s developed a new trick. The last day or so it’s been sitting on new comments for an hour or four before posting them…or is it just me it’s f’ng with?

    • missj

      Yep!

      • BuckeyeB

        Aggghhhh!

      • BuckeyeB

        Yep as in it’s just me?

        I have found the comments if I go to the little balloon icon next to the “like’ star on the black bar…& keep refreshing. No way to run a railroad!

    • Wildkitty

      Ain’t just you BB! I get frustrated.

  • missj

    a quick swig o’ coffee – a donut …..
    and I’m back outside pullin’ weeds….
    CRIPE! – you go away for two weeks and it’s like a JUNGLE out there….
    Later Peeps!

    • BuckeyeB

      It’s a jungle out here, & I haven’t been anywhere!

    • Wildkitty

      Oh STOP with the ‘back outside pullin’ weeds’ – crap, mj! (and ‘bad’ Saturday morning!!
      I’m back in winter ‘sweats’ today on this ‘well below 60F’ rainy day. I’m planning on binge-watching NCIS and The Mentalist on DVR – AFTER I have some hot cereal to warm me up.
      Of course, I need more than just a ‘swig’ of coffee. Just made a new pot which will last me a couple of hours.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Looks to be a lovely day…only gonna make it to 80 & the humidity’s only at 88%, but falling. I can remember a time…not too long ago…that 80 & 88 would have had me bitching, but now…after too many days of 95 & 100…I’m a happy camper. Perspective!

    Time to go get G’Girl up & moving for the Fair, then I’m off to Farmer’s Market. G’Ma doesn’t do Fairs…except for promising to come see her show Buddy, the amazing guinea pig in his even more amazing Super Pig costume!

    • missj

      Morning BB!
      already pulled two wheel barrows full of weeds – more to go before it gets too hot and sticky….
      they are promising a break tomorrow…..
      Enjoy the fair!

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, mj!
        D’Girl just picked her girl up & they’re off to help move horses to the fairgrounds today. I don’t have to go ’til next week…probably when it’s too damned hot again!
        Looks like we got a good rain last night…part of why it’s cooled off out there now. Too bad we can’t bundle some of this ‘hot’ up & ship it to Mary…

  • BuckeyeB

    Just passing back through, on my way to pick up G’Girl.

    I’ve been hearing this in my head all week, but it’s been really loud today…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Uus–gFrc

  • Sloth

    There’s no way to delay that trouble comin’ every day…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=girnJH7tvpM

  • Sloth

    The first SLOTH of 2016! It’s been 11 months. I was getting worried.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw7ypyfPK1U

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Gonna be another miserable day…although it’s only 90% humid at the moment! But the WE is supposed to be great…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m648v4s5sFc

    • missj

      LOL – I just pulled that up for the Facebook page….
      if yinz need me – I’ll be out in the garden pulling weeds and digging up gout weed until it is too hot –
      then I will be downa basement having a pitch party

      • BuckeyeB

        Just getting ready to spray on the mosquito stuff & go check the garden…the cucumbers have taken off all of a sudden, I have baby squash, all different colored peppers, the sweet corn’s tassled, & the second crop of sugar snap peas are coming up…along with humpteen kinds of lettuce to start the salad! Speaking of salad, save the goutweed…
        http://www.eattheweeds.com/gout-weed/

        • missj

          LOL

        • Wildkitty

          I think I hate you BB! cucumbers, squash, peppers corn peas lettuce – INDEED!
          How dare you – while I freeze in 50F and VERY soggy soil outside!!

          • BuckeyeB

            Believe me, I’d be sooooo happy to ship you some of this hot if I could! And when 10 pounds of all these green tomatoes turn, I’ll be wishing I could send you some of them, too…

            • Wildkitty

              You know you don’t have to wait for ALL the gree tomatoes to turn red – don’t you.
              Green tomato chutney is GREAT with anything ‘cheese’ – from Mack and Cheese, to cheese omelet – and also great as a chip dip. Want the recipe? I can sent it to you.
              On the other hand once you have too many red tomatoes – home made – from scratch cream of tomato soup (freezes well) or home made – also from scratch – pasta sauce. OR just puree them up and can the puree for later use!
              BTW –
              Good morning – on this 57F degree – rainy Saturday! I’m back in winter ‘sweats’ today!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey mj!
        Just had a very late breakfast. Hot (stick to my ribs style) cereal was breakfast and I’m debating on bringing an electric heater into the Living Room (I turned of the pilot light to the LP fire a few weeks ago). I’m cold!
        Too cold and wet to work outside.

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB. It’s still about 50F here and the ground here is much to wet to do anything outside.
      I’m cold and I’m fighting the urge to stretch out on the sofa and sleep the day away (with a ‘bankie’ to keep me warm).

      • Sloth

        Sloth suggests sleeping on the couch.

        • missj

          the BEST place to rest!

          • Wildkitty

            I’ve had a ‘mild’ case of summer bronchitis for the last week and tried to fight it – but I can breathe much easier when I’m asleep – UNTIL I wake up choking! Then it’s a race to the bathroom so I can release all my muscles as I cough. Old age ISN’T for sissies!
            Even my kitties are lethargic today and don’t want to go outside.

        • Wildkitty

          I think Sloth is my best friend!!

  • BuckeyeB

    YAY!!! 2nd little feathered friend’s finally out the door…sitting in the oak tree, hollering at me. Think that calls for a little Baileys in the cup…here’s to you, baby bird!

  • missj

    Morning Peeps….
    sorry I didn’t make it yesterday….
    at 4AM – I got a EFFING virus on my new puter ….
    FOURTEEN hours later – RESOLVED! … and I need to make a mega batch of cookies to send to the guy who helped me out of it!
    so – yesterday’s list is up for today…
    new phone for Boris – food for everyone – and the ‘summer cut’ for Black Bart!

    • BuckeyeB

      I was gonna give you today before calling your local deli!

      • missj

        HA!
        you would be better to call Georgio’s….
        but we have been MIA from there as well….
        have to go down soon and see what’s new in town….

        • BuckeyeB

          Can I order some moussaka to go while I’m at it?!

          • missj

            SURE

            • BuckeyeB

              Takes care of today’s menu!

  • BuckeyeB

    CANAL WATER…BEER CHASER!!!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Headed for 91 today…100% humidity right now…feels like I slept through July & woke up in August…bah & clammy humbug!

    • Wildkitty

      And I haven’t even ben outside yet and I can’t stop sneezing this morning. Summer!!!
      Enjoy your clammy humidity, BB – Oh, and btw a ‘not-so-good morning’!

      • BuckeyeB

        Nothing to enjoy about it…hot & humid brings out the mean in me! Think I’m gonna go fix a fried egg sammie with my first HGT. Might not make me any nicer, but it’ll make me happier!

  • Bois d’arc

    Jake plays a tough house…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EL20VKlvbs

  • Sloth
    • Aquarius 1027

      Thanks for sharing, had not heard of this group. – As my two daughters have said, I tend to be “stuck in the sixties” oldies. ;) Yet I enjoy all kinds of music except for perhaps jazz. I used to play the violin and even enjoy…..classical music! :)

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Had my morning workout already…found two little sparrows flying around the basement yesterday, but I couldn’t catch them By this morning, one had ventured upstairs to meet me in the kitchen for coffee, so I opened windows & propped doors (almost lost the cat in the process) & chased it around ’til it found its way out. One gone, one to go!
    That makes 4 birds & 1 bat in the 2 years I’ve been here. Wish to hell I could figure out how they’re getting in…wish to hell they could figure out how to get back out (& no, I never found the bat)!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB!
      I constantly leave my door open (I’m a Brit and don’t like screens on windows or doors – they are all stacked in the boiler room) and over the past I’ve had a couple of hummingbirds fly in and fight with a window to try to escape.
      I use the top from a supermarket cake (clear plastic) and a sheet of cardboard. Practicing patience while the poor thing tires hurts me, but I quietly get my trusty cake dome and just ‘cover’ the hummingbird and gently slip the cardboard down the window without hurting the bird.
      When I let them out in the back yard – they fly long and high!!
      ‘Aaahhhhh – freedom’!
      I do a similar thing with bumble bees when they get into my porch – but I use a smaller cover – usually a drinking glass.,

      • Red Balloon

        If we didn’t keep our house shut, it would be mosquito city in our house.

        • Wildkitty

          Most ‘flying insects’ really like the ‘jelly jar’ on the window ledge. It has a teaspoon or jam with water in it and a wax paper top (held on with a rubber band) with a hole in it. They can get in – but they can’t get out!!

          • Red Balloon

            Excellent!

      • BuckeyeB

        I’ve had a couple of hummers on the back porch. One poor little thing wore itself out so that it finally lit on the edge of a table…panting, with it’s tongue hanging out…& looked at me like ‘So now what do we do?’. You’re right…when I finally got it worked out the door, it took off straight up, like a humming bat out of hell. The birds I’ve helped out usually head for the big oak tree & sit there & holler me like it was all my fault!

        • Wildkitty

          I remember a few years ago, I had my shop door open (trying to attract customers) and in flew a hummer. I spent more than 2 hours trying to catch it with two ‘cake toppers’. I was quite sure I was going to knock things off shelves and from hangers and break a bunch of stuff. Poor thing kept sitting – up high and around the florescent lighting – for a few seconds before panicking again. But, eventually, the poor thing was so tired that it sat on the edge of a fancy planter – at my shoulder level. I knocked it INTO the planter and covered it with a ‘cake cover’ and took the whole thing about 20 feet outside the door before freeing the poor thing. Looooooonnnggg and high! And I breathed a sigh of relief – for both of us.

    • Red Balloon

      That’s a multi-person job! We get an occasional bat in our house and that is usually quite an event. It usually happens either just before we go to bed or in the middle of the night. When it happens, one of us gets a broom and the other starts closing off parts of the house and opens the door. We then try to steer the bat towards the door as it is flying in these long loops around the room.

      • Wildkitty

        Morning Red.

        How about red squirrels. My BFF has an ‘indoor’ cat which caught one a few weeks ago. How the squirrel got is in beyond her. Anyway, she caught up with the cat before it did real damage and put the poor little ‘red’ back outside near where she feeds the squirrels, chipmunks and birds.

        • BuckeyeB

          Lucky cat…red squirrels can be mean little suckers!

          • Wildkitty

            BFF feeds the reds, greys and chipmunks who live outside her house – along with the birds and, during apple season – the deer in back.

            • BuckeyeB

              Usually if reds move in they chase the greys off.

      • BuckeyeB

        Well, the animals tried to help. Actually, Lucy came the closest to catching the bat, but I got in her way…beating her with a broom, scared the bat would get her. Silly me…she had her rabies shots; I didn’t!

  • Sloth

    Looks like you guys have Time Warp issues too!

    • BuckeyeB

      Welcome to the clubhouse, Sloth! I’m the morning shift…up & about early to open up the windows…the extent of my window doing… & tidy up the place.

      Glad you aware of the ‘issues’, so you’ll understand when I bitch about disqust sucking canal water!

      • Sloth

        Disqus has always had bugs.
        But I think it’s getting worse instead of better.

        • BuckeyeB

          Seems to come & go…but it never goes far!

    • Wildkitty

      You NOTICED! Welcome to our world!
      Morning Sloth – hope your day is good. I’m just going ‘up the hill’ for my morning coffee with BFF and then plan on working in my garden until it gets too hot.
      Everyone else here knows about my garden (I have two acres and one has the house and flower gardens.) so let me introduce you to my back yard. See? How can I not like working outside?
      Be back later – enjoy your day!

    • Red Balloon

      Hi Sloth! They’re the ghosts in the machine.

  • Sloth
  • LaceyEden

    Hello, Peeps! How’s everyone doin’? Welcome to our new friend, Sloth! Nice to see you again, Bois. You always have interesting music.
    I’m super busy working every single day. Not going to get a break this year. Boo hoo for me. Refresh for the sign at the Dairy Queen near my house…..

    • missj

      Hi Lacey….
      figured you were up to our ears in brides…..
      funny sign…. hope he didn’t get fired!

    • Sloth

      Howdy, Lacey!

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, Lacey! Finally done with Uber-bridezilla? Please tell us that the groom ran away with the bridesmaid!

      • Red Balloon

        That would have been the icing on the cake! He he!

  • Bois d’arc

    I’ll be back and bring my friend, I want that we all can meet all you smart kind people.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXXemzIo1ao

  • Sloth
    • Bois d’arc

      Howdy Sloth! Such nice people here, missj and everyone meet my friend Sloth!

      • Sloth

        You folks can blame Bo when I become a nuisance!

        • Bois d’arc

          Eh, no problem, these are sure early risers here!

          • Sloth

            Sloth is vespertine in nature.

            • Bois d’arc

              Me too I think, I have breakfast for lunch pretty often.

              • Sloth

                Yep! Typical vespertine behavior.

              • Bois d’arc

                I like reading those Recent Posts on the right there, they rock!

                • Sloth

                  I will take a look.

        • missj

          LOL!

        • Wildkitty

          I beat you to it, Sloth. I’ve been the resident nuisance for a while now.
          If I don’t show that I’m still alive everyday, there are those on this thread who actually send out a ‘search party’ (for real).
          But everyone here helps make my days. No matter what goes wrong – or right – there’s always a friend to offer encouragement and support.
          WELCOME!

          • BuckeyeB

            Aw, c’mon…we (ok, me) only did it once or twice, & then we (me!) gave you an extra day or two, just in case you were partying or other-occupied! Is that why the general store keeps selling…they get tired of being sent to check on you?!

            • Wildkitty

              LOLOL I have no idea about why the store owners keep changing over the last five years.
              But, dear BB, I am very flattered. It’s nice to know that you – and the rest of our friends on here – care about each other.
              =^-,-^=

              • BuckeyeB

                G’Girl calls y’all my imaginary friends…& I tell her yes, I imagine you are!

                • Wildkitty

                  You mean she ‘imagines’ that you actually have friends!!! (snark)
                  =^-,-^=

                  • BuckeyeB

                    Techno-phobe that I am, she can’t believe that I actually have computer friends!

                • missj

                  then how does she explain the mail you received from an ‘imaginary friend’??

                  • BuckeyeB

                    I’m a good imaginer!

    • missj

      Greetings Sloth!

      • Sloth

        *tips hat*

        • missj

          I’m afraid everyone is out in their gardens today….
          and I had to go and run some errands ….
          we are an early morning crowd…. around 6AM
          and some are on vacation….
          ;-)

    • Aquarius 1027

      Hi, Sloth – I am a night owl, usually have to catch the conversations a day later. – Nice to meet you! :)

      • Sloth

        Howdy! I’ll be here randomly.

  • Bois d’arc

    Kinda upbeat tune for a nice day.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKL4X0PZz7M

  • Bois d’arc

    Rib bones are everywhere today, the dogs thought they were in heaven I’d guess! That sweet corn was so good!

    • BuckeyeB

      Ribs & corn=Summer!
      Thanks for bringing your friends by…always nice to meet simpatico souls. Musical ones, at that! Speaking of music, I keep trying to remember who turned me on to this bunch…was it you? If so, thanks. If not…you’re welcome!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc

  • Nowhere Man

    Good morning peoples. I survived the 1st and the 4th, but did have to suffer through some of these cretins actions.

    • missj

      THE TRUTH….
      Luckily it was pouring here – so Black Bart was able to sleep well

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy Man!
      I was kept awake until well after midnight on Saturday by some of my neighbors. It sounded as if they were firing off canons – and, of course, the sound was magnified by the lake behind my house.
      However, yesterday was good. Temps about 70 and low humidity so I decided to BE independent and ignore the world to spend a good part of the day in the garden and was happy with the results – and I slept well..
      Glad you survived the weekend.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Aghhhh…it’s not the heat (yet), it’s the 97% humidity. Feels like New Orleans without the fun!

    • missj

      DITTO….
      inside activities…
      including the summer cut for Black Bart…

      • BuckeyeB

        I’m gonna splash on the mosquito stuff & commune with the garden for a bit. It’s going back into the 90’s all week, so the poor HGT’s need some encouraging words ’cause they’re just gonna hang there & stay green with temp’s like that.

        How does Bart like his summer do/ D’Girl clips one of hers back every year & the poor thing just slinks for the first few weeks.

        • missj

          I think he enjoys it … but when we used to clip the Bouv – he acted as though he was naked and embarrassed ….
          the allergies just set in for Bart the other day – he had been in a Benadryl coma two nights running ….
          clipping him down will lessen the pollen clinging…
          (he’ll also be getting a B-A-T-H!)

    • Sleeper Girl

      Ah, you’re reminding me of life in Wisconsin before I moved to hot, dry California. Out here, 95 degrees is nothing. Back there, 95 degrees kills people.

      • BuckeyeB

        5-6 months from now, I’ll remind you all over again with my shovel rants. However, having lived in both NO & San Francisco, I still ended up back in Ohio, so I can’t rant too much!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey, Sleeper Girl.
        Back in 1986 I was motorcycling eastbound across the Mohave Desert in temps well over 100F. However, I was smart and stopped in the town of Mohave to change clothes. I put on a ‘lambs wool’ undershirt and topped it off with a ‘pirate sleeved’ cotton shirt.
        Doesn’t sound right, huh? Well, lambs wool and cotton are insulators – from the inside out AND from the outside in – so the sun couldn’t quite reach my skin. Then, of course, the pirate sleeved shirt provided a constant ‘breeze’ and, while I felt as if I was in a great ‘horizonless’ bubble – tied above me with a great white sun – I was quite comfortable. That is until the sun went down and there was no cloud cover to stop the heat from rising. Then I was glad to have that same insulation ‘to keep me warm’ until I reached Barstow.

    • Wildkitty

      It isn’t morning any more, BB. However the temps have reached north of 80F and, like you, I’m bothered with humidity.
      I began crocheting a doily yesterday – so I’ve got something to keep me busy in A/C.

  • Aquarius 1027

    Hi to all – Hope everybody has a great Fourth of July!

    • missj

      WONDERFUL!
      Hope you had the same!

  • Bois d’arc

    Howdy Gang, BBQ today for me and a few neighbors, wishing you a Happy Fourth and just to say I Love America!’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCmgKSUXH18

    • missj

      Hey Bois!
      Glad you stopped by!

    • Wildkitty

      And a Happy 4th to you Bois d’arc.
      Be well.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin, Glories!

    Everyone cross their fingers & wish the storms away, at least ’til this afternoon…nothing smells worse than wet horses & horse girls!

    • missj

      got it ALL crossed….
      hoping the storms hold off until we can grill the burgers!

      • BuckeyeB

        Just got the girls off on their way to their parade…thinking real seriously about taking a book & retiring to the hammock for a bit after I tell the ‘maters good morning.

        • missj

          sounds like a PLAN!

          • BuckeyeB

            I think it is, but it’s gonna take a sweatshirt. It’s definitely ‘lake weather’ out there this morning.

      • Wildkitty

        Hey mj! Make mine medium with a thick slice of raw onion.
        Enjoy the evening.

    • Sleeper Girl

      (Waves)

      • BuckeyeB

        (Wacs)! Are you old enough to get that one? If not, then (Back)!

        • Sleeper Girl

          I certainly do get it! :)

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy BB. Just woke up from an afternoon nap. Worked all morning in the garden and came in with a back-ache – but I’m pleased with today’s efforts.
      Hope your July 4th is good. I expect to have a front row seat for my neighbor’s fireworks tonight. It’s pretty watching them ‘spray out’ over the water – but kitties don’t like the noise.

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, WildOne!
        I’ve been fighting sciatica for the last couple of weeks. Between that & my ‘planter’s foot’, I’m starting to walk like my G’Ma…but the garden makes it worth it.

        • missj

          my left knee is KILLING me!

          • BuckeyeB

            I’ve always associated all this stuff with arthritis & cold weather. Shows what I know! I’m also starting to question the wisdom of buying a 2-story house…

            • missj

              I spent FAR too much time on my knees while reworking the front flowerbeds ….
              got to find another position!

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings…
    and Happy Fourth!

    • BuckeyeB

      Back at’cha, mj!

  • Sleeper Girl

    It’s been a long time since I’ve heard this simple and lovely tune:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwa0c8VO71s

    • missj

      Thanks for stopping by….
      Have a Great Fourth!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey Sleeper Girl!
      When I was a little girl – more than 65 years ago – my mother sent me to piano lessons and this was one of the tunes I learned. I really do wish I had been able to continue with my lessons but ‘priorities’. But NEVER did my efforts sound anything like this arrangement.
      Thanks for the memory – and have a great July 4th!

      • Sleeper Girl

        I’m 57 myself, so I remember those days. Piano is becoming a lost art. When I was young, in the time and place were I grew up, you were the odd one out if you didn’t know how to play at least some.

        I always resisted formal lessons, but I always loved to play. My kindergarten teacher let me play on the classroom piano to my heart’s content. I’m nowhere near as good as this guy, though.:(

    • Aquarius 1027

      Thanks for sharing the music, it is indeed simple and lovely. I had not heard this one in quite a while either. – Nice to meet you! :)

      • BuckeyeB

        …& good to see you, A1! Happy 4th…

        • Aquarius 1027

          Hi, BB – Raining lightly now, my husband said he would grill some hamburgers while holding an umbrella! It may stop later so we could light a few sparklers. – Good to see you, too! :)

          • BuckeyeB

            Ah, the traditions of Summer…splashed burgers & fizzling sparklers!

        • Aquarius 1027

          Always liked those sparklers!

      • Sleeper Girl

        I learned about this site when Huffington Post screwed over the online community that put them on the map. I just kind of drifted away.

        A new nic (and pic) for a new me, but I was Opposition Research.

        • Aquarius 1027

          Hi, Sleeper – I wandered amid the stars of the net universe and “drifted” as well. As HP was my first site for this thing called posting, it took some time for me to venture further into cyberspace – it was a challenge to navigate those computer technologies and terminology. I used the internet slang site a lot for all of those acronyms that were tossed about! Still learning….. ;)

          Thanks for letting me know your old name, there are some who I have never found after that despicable disintegration. – Nice to see you again, too. :)

    • BuckeyeB

      Took me right back to my piano teacher’s parlor…thanks for the waltz down the lane!
      And stop back by, holiday or no…

      • Sleeper Girl

        Thanks; I will :)

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    another great one…. the rain ducked down below us… (although we really need it!)
    but it will give me more time to rearrange the garden….

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, mj. Yesterday and today we’ve been having high winds to the point that we have ‘white-caps’ on the lake – but at least all the talking heads are keeping me occupied on this Sunday before July 4th. We’re due for rain tomorrow!
      Happy 4th..

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Rooster’s risen, crowed, & on his way…
    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

    PS…
    Bite me, disqust.

    • missj

      What She Said!

  • Nowhere Man

    We had rain over night and the bottle trees are in bloom!

    • Wildkitty

      Even the stones have lots of color.
      Happy July 4th weekend my friend.
      I’ve been pretty much housebound (no gardening for a couple of days) with a recurring case of summer bronchitis. But I’m never alone. There’s a ‘gay couple’ who live about a mile from me (been together for 47 years) and they visited me this afternoon on their way home from ‘yard saleing’ for a cup of tea and to bring me two jig-saw puzzles – to keep me occupied while I’m a couch potato. What a loving couple they are. The younger (57) man hasn’t been well for a long time and has trouble walking. What an amazing sight to watch the older man (74) kneel in front of his partner to change his outdoor shoes to slippers while he was in the house and back again before they left. If only everyone I this country could just do one simple thing to help others each day. I guess I can still dream! Amen!

      • Nowhere Man

        The stones have bits of coloured glass mixed with them. A difficult thing to photograph as every shift of the camera gives different highlights and bits of colour. I too have friends who are gay. I grew up with gay family friends and never thought anything about it. Coming from a small town, there were few secrets, but it never was a problem. Two women who taught in the elementary school were living together and the town accepted it and had a cute name for them. They were called the cup and saucer. I don’t remember their real names.

      • missj
        • Wildkitty

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8747949cb541ee5d46b619c7ab464f2169346d5a5996696530959cf448af5957.jpg Thanks! But these are my bane – and ‘hurt like hell’!

          (Quote)

          “In my opinion, however, the worst of the worst are the deer flies — also known as moose flies and horse flies up north.

          Smaller than a wasp and with banded wings, these devilish denizens of the woodlands not only sting, they use their knifelike mandibles to make actual incisions and then lap up the blood. Charming creatures.
          “http://bangordailynews.com/2011/06/16/news/aroostook/stinging-biting-bugs-part-of-northern-maine-reality/

          • missj

            OMG that is AWFUL!
            would it help if you took Benadryl???

            • Wildkitty

              I do! The I use Caladryl on the bites – and lots of ice!

    • missj

      I’m afraid to refresh…. lol

      • Nowhere Man

        Oh ye of little faith!

      • Nowhere Man

        An Arizona “hot rod”.

        • missj

          you are tempting me!

        • missj

          HA!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Farmer’s Market Day…Yay! I picked my first big HGT yesterday, & I have two little purple peppers waiting for another day or so, but they’re bound to have something I don’t yet…& the cheese curd folks may be there today. Besides, G’Girl gets to go this week, so there’s no telling what we’ll come back with!

    • Red Balloon

      Yum!

      • BuckeyeB

        Happy Birthday WE to you & yours, rb!

        • Red Balloon

          Thanks BB! Been busy with work and getting ready for family to come for this weekend. I mowed the lawn last night for the first time in two weeks! We’ve had such hot weather up until last Monday, the grass had started to become dormant. The rains we got early this week changed that trend.

          • BuckeyeB

            Same here, at least for the front yard, but the weeds kept on growing. The back yard’s another story…all Lucy’s doing!
            Make sure, when y’all warble the last little ‘and many morrrrre’ for your FIL, that you let him know that there are friends he doesn’t even know seconding that!

            • Red Balloon

              Thanks, BB. We’ve been having these 4th of July birthday weekends for a long time now. He has gotten to the point where he is primarily focused on meal times and getting home. He no longer works on his “projects”, but he does still have some humor.

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    BEAUTIFUL out there …. low humidity …
    got some FABULOUS plants at the vendor on Thursday….
    have to go out and rearrange the garden!

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, mj!

      I see that disqust decided to sit on your post yesterday ’til after I’d come & gone to the garden. The dance worked, at least for long enough that I didn’t have to haul out the hose. Speaking of gardens, before I forget, do you have or have you ever seen Love-in-the-mist? I had some come up with a bunch of wildflowers & I’m saving seeds for for a couple of other friends. Since I finally figured out about the pink violets…they were fading purples…I thought I’d ship you some of these instead.

      • missj

        Morning BB!
        never heard of Love-in-the-mist before…. just googled the image… BEAUTIFUL! …. would love some….
        looks like they might be a cousin of the bachelor button

        • BuckeyeB

          They look like a fancy bachelor button with amazing seed pods. We have blue & white…we’ll see what we have next year!

  • phoebequeen

    Howdy kids. Just stopping by to wave to everyone! Hi everyone. Waves like Forrest Gump.
    Hope all is well and enjoying the long weekend ahead. Happy Birthday America . Make a wish that Trump doesn’t get elected…

    • missj

      Hey PQ ….
      I believe everyone is on vacation…. lol
      ;-)

      • phoebequeen

        I see you changed your avi! I figured as much!

    • BuckeyeB

      Good yestermorn, pq!

      If we all get together to blow out the candles, we can make that wish come true…
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAG4RrLsnVk

      • phoebequeen

        Sounds good to me!!!

  • phoebequeen

    Howdy kids. Just stopping by to wave to everyone! Hi everyone. Waves like Forrest Gump.
    Hope all is well and enjoying the long weekend ahead. Happy Birthday America . Make a wish that Trump doesn’t get elected.

  • Nowhere Man

    To all my Canadian friends and family.

    • BuckeyeB

      I forgot…it’s our joint party WE (pun maybe intended!). I think we officially declared it party week last year…

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Off to do a rain dance with my ‘maters…looks like it just might work.

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    rain and wind on the way….
    indoor activities on tap

    • Wildkitty

      Sun is brilliant – so why am I having trouble breathing today? Went shopping with BFF – without having breakfast first – and STILL I didn’t ‘impulse buy’! NOTHING appeals to me – so I’ll suck on a smoothie and become a couch potato.
      Happy 4th July weekend to all.!

      • BuckeyeB

        Same to you, WildOne!

        Sounds like there’s something in the air that doesn’t like you. Stay in with the kitty crew…they’ll be happy to take care of you.

  • missj

    Another BEAUTIFUL (although humid) day
    gotta weed – Weed – WEED!
    (and a little laundry)

    • Wildkitty

      Hey! Enjoy outside!
      I just came in after being bitten by three ‘moose flies’. One of them won’t bite anyone else!! The bites feel like someone is pushing a hypodermic in – slowly. I swear by straight ammonia to help take the burn out – but I’m staying inside for a while.
      At half noon I think it might be time for a bit of ‘breakfast’!.

      • missj

        Sorry about that!
        I went out to the porch to talk to T1 yesterday and got bit on the ankle three times ….
        need to get used to applying the spray BEFORE going out!

        • Wildkitty

          I’ve tried every kind of ‘spray’ but nothing works on me. I usually go out with a can of ‘yard spray’ – but I really don’t want to breathe the stuff.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Another day of what Summer’s supposed to be…

    • Wildkitty

      NO, BB! Summer is ‘supposed’ to be the time I can enjoy outside. I just got THREE horsefly bites. They are out in force – and I guess have very sweet blood.
      Enjoy ‘summer’ for me!

  • New Old Gnu

    ALWAYS DID Think of Those Dang Canuckians as a Pretty Sensible and Rational “Bunch” of folks ….. As a “Sizeable” Portion of the American Populace, ACTUALLY THINKS that TRUMP would be a “Good President”, it’s EVER More Glaringly Obvious that those “Dang Canuckians” MAY BE just Plain SMARTER !! : )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbPZteO3YT8

    • missj

      Hey Gnu….
      heard it on the tv from another room….
      ROTFLMAO!

      • New Old Gnu

        LOVE IT !! : ) …. GOOD to Seeya, mj : )

        • missj

          Likewise! ;-)

    • Red Balloon

      We have a self induced ignorance problem here in the U.S. Way too many folks are looking forward to the Armageddon.

      • missj

        that’s the DAMN SCARY PART…..
        Boris is currently reading the book …. “What’s the Matter With Kansas”
        this crap has been going on for a LONG time!
        Good Afternoon RB!

  • Nowhere Man

    Morning everyone. The electronic gods are messing around again. First it’s disqus sending me back to the future, then my weather app on phone tells me it’s raining! Quickly went to window and saw a fine sunny day. Checked app again and it was changed to sunny. My “weather rock” is much more accurate! Beautiful sunrise, plenty of promising clouds that burned off and no rain! Wildfire threat all around the SW; not a good deal for the upcoming long weekend. Stay safe peoples.

    • missj

      so what you are saying is that YOUR weather people are no better than OUR weather people!
      ;-)

      • Nowhere Man

        Yes, that’s why I trust my weather rock.

        • missj

          we have the ‘weather rag’ here…
          that way you get the wind report as well… ;-)

  • missj

    Hola Amigos!
    Back from THE VACATION FROM HELLLLLLLL
    but we made the most of it…
    my sister’s house is cleaner than it was when we arrived…
    I am seven pounds lighter (not exactly the way I cared to drop that pre-reunion weight!)
    reunion was a GRAND success! – everyone complemented that it was FAR better than the last one…
    some incredibly funny moments ….
    only accosted by Arturo once – and I gave it right back to him!
    ending with a CT scan yesterday and some mighty fine drugs….
    only had three pills so far and I feel 200% better…
    TIME TO WEED THE GARDEN!

    • Red Balloon

      Welcome home! My daughter is finally returning home from her European trip late tomorrow night. Blue is heading for Chicago to shop and then pick her up at O’Hare. After tomorrow, we will be back to being a one cat household again!! Yea!

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, RB! Sounds like everyone’s getting their lives back. Hope your WE weather’s as good there as here, & you can get some time on the bike.

        • Red Balloon

          We have a birthday weekend coming up. My father-in-law turns 93 on Monday! We will also have some of Blue’s nephews staying with us, so we’ll be busy, but having a lot of fun!

    • BuckeyeB

      WELCOME BACK!!!!!

      That sounds like almost every vacation I’ve ever been on…nothing that a little home time & a few pills won’t cure!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Gonna be a good day for lots of things…

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB.
      It’s raining and 63 here so I’m glad I got some stuff done yesterday.
      I felt very lonely when I visited yesterday. But at this time of year I’m sure everyone has things to do besides sit at this thingy!
      Or is it jus that Discus sucks?

      • BuckeyeB

        Mornin’, WildOne!

        I’m getting ready to go water the HGT’s…part of the ‘lovely weather’ here is the ‘no rain’ part. As long as there’s a ‘no 90’s’ part, I’ll take it!

        I think it’s kind of that time of year…vacation time, outside time…that & the disqust thing. Although, so far this morning…KNOCK WOOD…!

      • Red Balloon

        It’s both. Disqus sucks and yesterday was a beautiful day here.

    • Red Balloon

      Good! So, you’re feeling better then?

      • missj

        actually – I was fine as long as I didn’t eat solid food….
        tried three times – and it didn’t work ….
        and Dr INSISTED on having a scan BEFORE DRUGS…
        it was totally defensive medicine to cover her ass ….
        it was her associated who called me with the results while we were still at the hospital – and asked me if I had a philosophical problem with the drugs… and I told him she INSISTED on having the test FIRST …. another dot on the graph…
        any more pre-requisite tests -and I’m looking for a new PCP

        • Red Balloon

          That’s bureaucracy in action! However, it’s probably for the best. Glad you are finally on the right path towards feeling better.

          • missj

            Yeah – it did make Boris feel better as well ….

        • BuckeyeB

          Are you on Medicare yet? It’s not always easy to find a doctor who’ll take on new MC patients.

          • missj

            not yet!
            ;-)

            • BuckeyeB

              Find your new one first…one young enough to likely out-last you!

      • BuckeyeB

        I am, too! Whatever bug that was came through a couple of months ago…fast & nasty that time, too!

        • Red Balloon

          Great! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

  • Wildkitty

    And while I was outside I took a picture of the sweet Williams and California poppies. The poppies will continue to bloom right thru to the Fall – and then drop seed for next year. Every spring I find them everywhere – including where I don’t want them and I feel bac that I have to pull them out.
    I’ll stop back later!

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey, Mary! Two of my favorites…my Sweet William’s come & gone, but my poppies are just starting.

  • Wildkitty

    Howdy folks! Where is my earlier comment.
    Discus sucks!
    Anyway, As you can see I just destroyed my rhubarb plant and wonder how much I could have made if I’d sold it at prices the supermarket gets. I’m going to cut the leaves to spread on the ground under all my ‘berry bushes’. As they rot they will stop weeds, allow water thru and stop evaporation on dry days.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Today’s high temp = 79! WOO DOUBLE HOO!! Gonna go do a happy dance with the ‘maters & the sprinkler…

    • Wildkitty

      Good morning friend! Our rain came overnight, so I’m hoping that it cleaned the air and I can be outside again today. Temps currently sitting at 63F but I haven’t heard the forecast’s high point for today.

  • Nowhere Man

    Sunrise this morning with glorious clouds, but too high to give any rain. Soon…maybe!

  • Wildkitty

    Wake up – WAKE UP – It’s Monday!!
    Already got the hose out and watering parts of the garden. We really do need rain. And today I’m going to cut down my rhubarb for the year. I think I must have cut at least a dozen flowers as they started at ground level but this morning this is what I found. If it shows up, the flower (in the picture is as tall as the cottage across the pond. So I’m going to cut the entire plant down to the ground. I’ve never seen rhubarb grow as big as it does in my back yard and I need to be able to ‘thin’ it out.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    One last day…for awhile…of too damned hot, so I’m gonna go encourage my HGT’s now, while it’s not yet…

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB.
      We have 55F right now. I might just take my coffee with me and walk around to see what damage I can do today.

  • Nowhere Man

    Sunset tonight with clouds. Monsoon starting in few days if the clouds continue to gather.

    • Red Balloon

      Beautiful!

  • Wildkitty

    Hey guys – just came inside to get the ammonia. AGAIN with the moose flies. I’ve got bumps and red blotches all over – but I did get a small garden gud over and weeded – and planted a ‘pot-o-gold’ and some petunias. So even if nothing else I’ve done ‘something’. But maybe I’ll water this evening.
    We well everyone.

    • Red Balloon

      I had to look up moose flies to see if they really were a thing and of course they are special to northern Maine! Lucky you!

      • Wildkitty

        Thanks friend!
        Today my left ankle is about twice the size it should be – and itches from heel to calf. I have VERY sweet blood and it seems that all the ‘flying critters’ think I’m their favorite meal.
        It seems that none of the commercial ‘bug’ repellents work for me. I’ve even crushed a clove of garlic and rubbed it all over me – and still the come. But at least straight ammonia seems to take the burn and sting out of the bites – but does nothing for the lumps and swellings.
        I hate being stuck inside – so I tolerate the discomfort.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories! Rooster’s up ‘n’ at ’em…

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/ Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

  • Nowhere Man

    WOW! logged in at current era! Good morning peoples. The wildfires in California have covered my sky with a smokey haze, but the diffuse light is neat for photographing blossoms. Still no rain yet, but the humidity is rising giving hope for precipitation.

    • Wildkitty

      Hey Man, georgeous – as usual!
      Have you ever watched David Attenborough’s nature programs? Back a few years, he presented Africa’s Skeleton Coast ‘in bloom’. For years, the desert just looks like a desert full of pebbles/rocks – until the weather is just right – and then it explodes into unbelievable color. And NO, I did not take these pictures – but I would love to tour the area.

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, Man – It seems that Discus ate my comment from this morning so here’s what I wrote.———————-
      Wildkitty Nowhere Man 4 hours ago

      Hey Man, georgeous – as usual!
      Have you ever watched David Attenborough’s nature programs? Back a few years, he presented Africa’s Skeleton Coast ‘in bloom’. For years, the desert just looks like a desert full of pebbles/rocks – until the weather is just right – and then it explodes into unbelievable color. And NO, I did not take these pictures – but I would love to tour the area.

      • Nowhere Man

        Yes, I did see it for a brief moment, I refreshed and all disappeared. I did view the Attenborough films, loved them. He is always so informed and articulate. Death Valley has a few sites with photographs of floral blooms. Like here, it just needs a bit of rain! Still waiting!

  • Wildkitty

    Morning all. I’m getting an early start. Seems like it’s going to be a beautiful day – with low humidity and pollens.
    My BIG problem is – where to start? So many chores – so little time!
    Have a great Saturday, everyone.

    • Red Balloon

      I’m vexed with a similar problem. We have company coming next week and we have to get my Mom’s stuff out of our dining room. I also have outdoor stuff I need to do as well.

      • Wildkitty

        Well, at least you won’t have time to get into trouble!
        Me? just came in for a spell. I promised BFF that I wouldn’t overdo it.

        • Red Balloon

          Good point!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Woke up with a sore throat, an achy head full of crap, & a forecast of 90 degrees. I’m taking pills & going back to bed…someone have a good WE for me!

    • Red Balloon

      Hope you feel better soon, BB.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Well, today’s gonna be a bit better than the the few days to follow, but then it sounds like a whole week of lovely summer weather. I’m sooooo tired of being hot ‘n’ sweaty…’n’ grumpy!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB
      I’m hoping to feel better – and more ambitious this morning. Yesterday my ‘chronic’ bronchitis showed it’s ugly side and after only about an hour outside, I couldn’t eat, couldn’t breathe and just wanted to sleep the day away. I breathe easier when I sleep!!
      Today, the air feels better – so I hope I will too.

      • BuckeyeB

        Looks like it’s gonna be a little warmer for you today, & your pollen counts supposed to be low. Hope all that helps…although it doesn’t mean that you’re supposed to go out there & run the cats laps around the house! Stay in & catch up on all the brexit fallout!

        • Wildkitty

          ‘BrExit fallout’!
          Yep, and there will be a lot of it. However, if I decided to visit family I would get more ‘Pounds Sterling’ for my dollar today, than I would have got yesterday.
          But, I’m staying here.

        • Wildkitty

          Just came in after doing some weeding and planting some petunias. Still have to find places for my freesias and the time (and inclination) to put red mulch down.
          Now it’s time for a cup of coffee and to catch up on BrExit and

  • Wildkitty

    ‘Morning!
    Ryan is giving a news conference and says that IF the Dems want a bill to come to the floor ‘ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS GET 218 SIGNATURES’ and they can get that bill to the floor.
    So, Paul, 185 Dems to 246 Reps. Who do you think – from your side – will be happy to supply those 61 signatures to help get it to the floor???

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Well, we made it through the night! Actually, near as I can tell, it mostly moved around us…& one of the benefits of being ‘old & deaf’ is not hearing the thunder…so I’m waiting to see the radar loop to find out what I missed.

    One of my favorite tidbits from yesterday’s sit-in. The whole thing made me stand up & woo-hoo & do a happy dance (G’Girl’ll probably remember that for quite some time…at least I hope so!), but this made me laugh:

    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/congressman-gets-note-mom-join-house-floor-sit-/nrk4Z/

    Ya know, we just might overcome!

    • Red Balloon

      #Holdthefloor – Republicans call it grandstanding and complain about the Democrats not working! Oh the irony!

      Anyway, I guess Chicago had quite a number of tornadoes last night. We got over three inches of rain Tuesday night with some flash flooding near the creeks. Also, last night a transformer blew near our house. It didn’t turn off our electricity, but there were a lot of lights out. We also had lost our internet, but it’s back now.

      The BrExit vote today will sure be interesting. I can’t believe the stock market futures are up right now given the uncertainty. Even though my college major was securities analysis, I have been completely baffled by how the markets work on a day to day basis.

      Have a great day!

      • Wildkitty

        As for BrExit?

        Gambling is quite legal in England and, of course the odds tell a story.

        Maybe this explains it far better than I could. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/23/business/international/brexit-britain-gambling-bookies.html?_r=0
        It seems that the ‘odds’ were the equivalent of our ‘polls’ and Remain seemed to have been the most popular by the public and the ‘odds checkers’!
        And we thought our political game was strange!
        It seems that the ‘odds makers’ were right.
        Remain 52 – Leave 48 — so far.

        • BuckeyeB

          What’s your take on the outcome, Mary?

          • Wildkitty

            Actually, this morning I’m surprised and very disappointed. From all I had heard the ‘Remain’ was a ‘shoe-in’. – but I guess there are ‘angry’ people everywhere and it was that ‘anger’ (just as Trump’s supporters are angry’ which won the day.
            Our Islands – Jersey, Guernsey, etc. – are very much like American ‘dependencies’ (like Puerto Rico) and we don’t get to vote in British elections for any position. Each Island has it’s own ‘individual’ government – but many/most British laws apply. In the Case of BrExit – Islanders (which are geographically closer to France than England) have no say – but will have to live with the results.
            Time will tell.

            • Red Balloon

              Hey WK! I hear that Trump is very happy with this result. I think he loves the smell of xenophobia, racism and fear in the morning.

    • Wildkitty

      Hey BB – we had thunder and a downpour that lasted a couple of hours. It would have done a whole lot more if the rain had been only half as heavy and twice as long. Today, the topsoil is just mud!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories! A little cooler & a lot wetter today…maybe. I’m gonna go water, just to make sure!

    • Got some rain overnight so no need for watering on my end…. gonna be a spectacular second half of the week up here.

      Morning, BB.

      • BuckeyeB

        Mornin’, Mabel!

        Looks like geography strikes again…so far the rain’s sliding by to the south, but maybe we’ll get some this afternoon. Then the bad stuff’ll come through tonight, followed by a WE of hotter than hell again. If it weren’t for the HGT’s, I’d be looking forward to Fall!

        • Enjoy it while it lasts, you be shoveling white stuff before you know it.

          HGTs…..ohmmmmmmm ohhhhhhhm ohhhhhhhm

          • BuckeyeB

            I’ve already had a handful of the cherries & picked a small regular one yesterday that I’m gonna put on a fried egg sammie this morning…ohmmmmmmmmmmm!

      • Wildkitty

        Hey, my friend!
        We are supposed to have rain for the rest of today and into tomorrow morning. I was hoping for about twelve hours of steady rain. We really need it.
        Our forestry ‘powers that be’ have been warning back-packers and campers for more than a week now. I’m hoping that everyone has paid attention to the fires in the South West and is being careful about our own state – which is about 85% forests.

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy BB.
      Got errands completed this morning and home just as the black clouds rolled in. I told BFF that I kind of hoped it would rain so I would have an excuse to NOT work outside and could take a nap instead.
      I wasn’t disappointed. The heavens opened up about an hour after I finished lunch – and now everything is being watered – the easy way.

      • BuckeyeB

        Good yestermorn, WildOne…

        My watering seems to have done the trick here, too!

  • Nowhere Man

    A clear shot at the strawberry moon.

  • BuckeyeB
  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories! As I once told Mary, there’s a reason I leave it at Mornin’…nothing ‘good’ about them this week. It’s 71 now, with 98% humidity…feels like I never got out of the shower! Oh, well…don’t have to shovel it, do we?!
    PS…
    G’Girl is staying this week while her mother takes some classes, & we had some excitement…a wounded tree frog who decided to recuperate at ‘The Lake’!

    • Wildkitty

      Awwwww! Cute BB.
      Last night my backyard was alive with lightening bugs as they flirted with each other.
      I got eaten up alive yesterday, so I was delighted to see a bunch of swallows over the lake shoreline where little puddles stay when the water recedes.. They eat mosquitos on the fly – and I root for them to have a good dinner so the mosquitoes WON’T have a good dinner of my blood.
      I wasn’t interested in eating yesterday, so I stuck with my fruit smoothies . Every time I came in from gardening I sat at this machine while I sucked on a nebulizer – or enjoyed a cup of coffee – but then all I wanted to do was ‘nap’..

      • BuckeyeB

        G’Girl’s convinced she’s gonna add him to her menagerie…don’t think she’s gonna convince her mother though! As it is, we have to go to the pet store for crickets today…

        I love lightening bugs, they’re magic. I see that first one & I’m a 5 year old again, back running around in my G’Ma’s back yard with a mason jar! They don’t have them in England, do they? I remember some friends of my aunt & uncles who were here for a first visit…the first time they saw them, they were convinced whatever it was they were seeing was martini related!

        You’re right, it was too hot to eat yesterday…or at least too hot to cook. We browsed in the garden…little ‘maters & peas & lettuce & baby broccoli & the first of the little peppers. And worms for the frog!

        • Wildkitty

          Fireflies are found on just about every continent and have a place in science too. May years ago I remember seeing a photo – of a ‘front-line operating room in ‘wartime Europe’ – where doctors were using a jar of fireflies for light. But they also have had a place (which I don’t understand) in our space program. They are amazing.
          By the way, scroll down to Nowhere Man’s post (to me) where he posts a picture of his daughter (in Phoenix) backing cookies IN HER CAR!!

  • Wildkitty

    Just a couple of funnies.
    Enjoy!

  • Wildkitty

    Aaaah, another day when everyone is hibernating in their caves.
    I just came in from transplanting some phlox and cutting back the bronze ajuga (which will take over the garden if I allow it to – but the bumble bees love it when it is in full bloom. The flowers began to die off a week or two ago, so I figured I won’t disturb the bumbles too much.
    But now I’m DONE FOR THE DAY!! Sofa – here I come.

  • Nowhere Man

    Strawberry moon meet summer solstice.

    • Wildkitty

      You know, sometimes I’m amazed at just how big certain moons are.
      Hope today has been OK for you, Man. Stay inside and turn on the A/C. It can be dangerous out there. Be safe.

      • Nowhere Man

        It’s 108 degrees at 3:30pm. Nope, not going out. It was 68 last night, which cooled the house, so this morning I kept the blinds closed on the sun side and along with the a/c kept the inside below 80 so far. Daughter in Phoenix is baking cookies on the dash of her car!

        • Wildkitty

          I have a friend who is working in Phoenix at the moment. She says she can’t wait to head back to the North-East – in August or September.

          • Nowhere Man

            Katy sent pic of cookies baking, it’s 118 degrees in Phoenix!

            • Wildkitty

              And I’m complaining about 80 here yesterday – which stopped me from working outside. I’m a wimp!
              Good Morning Man!

            • BuckeyeB

              Resourceful girl!

    • BuckeyeB

      As always, GREAT PIC!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories! Another mid-90’s, high humidity, no rain kind’a day; everyone needs to just stay the hell out of my way!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhs3Qklz5a0

  • Nowhere Man

    A small selection of the local cars.

    • Wildkitty

      I have to wonder how much money is tied up on that single road,

  • Nowhere Man

    Happy Father’s Day to all,

    • Wildkitty

      Oh, I had forgotten about that.
      Happy Father’s Day, Man.
      Is daughter and dog coming to visit??

      • Nowhere Man

        No, not this weekend. My birthday and Father’s day in same month means she combines them into one visit.

        • Wildkitty

          And I obviously didn’t know about the birthday.
          So, from your far off friend:————-
          Happy (belated) Birthday
          & Happy Father’s Day
          Be good to yourself.

          • Nowhere Man

            Thank you. Katy and I have an unusual slant on “holidays”. We celebrate them whenever we get together, no matter the actual date.

            • Wildkitty

              I have tried to avoid ‘special’ days for many years. If I see a little something that I think would please someone – that is when they get a gift. Same with taking someone out for a ‘special meal’ it usually happens when we are out running errands or if we have to travel to the ‘big city’ for a doctor’s appointment, etc.
              Of course, the exceptions are when some out-of-towner comes to vist and then the entire time is ‘special.

  • missj

    All’s Quiet on the Western Front!
    no egg from the girls…. told them they are on their way to be chicken soup!
    third day of the liquid diet… I think it’s about time for a damn cocktail!

    • Wildkitty

      Hey, mj!
      When you say ‘liquid diet’ – what kind of liquid diet. I seem to be enjoying a ‘liquid diet’ more and more – especially my ‘fruit smoothies’.
      Using bananas, strawberries and orange juice as the base, I mix any and all fruits (fresh, frozen/canned with juice) and fruit juices in the blender until I get the consistency I want. It seems that it doesn’t matter what I put in – it’s delicious and healthy.
      Of course, my soups, cucumber, tomato and or blended carrot/celery are also liquid.
      Give the girls a chance – we all need a break from our daily chores.
      Oh, I just re-read your post and now I understand what your ‘liquid diet’ consists of —– ‘damn cocktails’! LOL

      • missj

        NO STRAWBERRIES – those little seeds wreak HAVOC!
        I’m on a Gatorade – tea – Instant Breakfast – Jello and plain yogurt diet
        it’s all good – not even hungry

        • Wildkitty

          One of my friends can’t eat strawberries either.
          I was at a surplus outlet not long ago and ‘stocked up’ on ‘Nutrition Shakes, ‘Actives’ and ‘Ensures’. I don’t know what they sell for in supermarkets, but I bought them @ $2 per four pack (chocolate, vanilla, Mocha and strawberry) – and find them very handy when I know I will be working outside and don’t want to eat heavy, just need ‘breakfast’ before I go shopping – or just because……..! They are good.

  • BuckeyeB

    Fine, disqust, be that way. I’m gonna go talk to the HGT’s!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin, Glories!

    Rooster’s been hollering, but I slept in…

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

    • missj

      no roosters here – only hens….
      which reminds me …. time to see if one outta three saw fit to leave us an egg
      Happy Sunday!

    • Wildkitty

      I slept in too BB. Until a dozen or so noisy HarleyDavidsons passed my window – instead of logging trucks which I’ve become used to. I stayed in bed with Rusty until about 6.50am.
      Gorgeous day and I should be outside – but the guy is mowing my lawn and, the dust from that, along with high pine pollen will keep me inside for a couple of hours.

      • BuckeyeB

        Good yesterday morning, Mary! I’ve been meaning to tell you ever since you talked about putting out the rocks to edge the flower beds…
        a great way to keep from having to edge after mowing is to use roofing shingle strips along the rocks. I’ll try to get a picture to show you when I’m over at Mother’s later…

  • Nowhere Man

    Kingman may be a small “hick town” in the desert, but to see these two cars on the street tonight…..Both locally owned. A Jaguar “E” type and an Auburn “boat-tail”.

    • Wildkitty

      ANOTHER antique car rally, Man. Seems they have them ever few months. I wish I still had my 1965 Triumph Spitfire! That was a ‘fun’ car.

      • Nowhere Man

        There are probably more “old” cars here than “new”. The desert climate means no rust, so we tend to keep our cars until the engine dies. 200,000 miles is common on most odometers. The local car clubs keep the Route 66 theme in vogue with month;y shows. The tourists love it! At this one last night, I was looking at the cars parked along the sidewalk with the owners sitting on lawn chairs on the sidewalk in the shade. They asked me if I was photographing the antiques and I replied, “Which ones?” Got a round of applause with that one. I will post a bunch of pics later today of the cars gathered here last night.

        • Wildkitty

          NOT happening her in Maine where both salt and water create damage under vehicles as well as to the body.
          I visited the PIMA Air and Space Museum – along with it’s ‘boneyard’ back in 1986. Amazing!
          Being old – I love the memories!

  • Wildkitty

    Hey Guys. I’ve been setting a stone (small boulder) edging to my back garden do that I have a definite separation from flower/weed beds and the lawn. It will make life much easier for the guy who mows my lawns and weed whacks the borders. He isn’t a gardener and often doesn’t know which is a weed and which isn’t – so he will know that he takes care of the lawn side of the border and I will take care of the inside.
    Otherwise, I decided to come in for ‘brunch’ and found the ‘Democratic National Convention Platform Hearings on C-Span. So, it’s time for a loooooong break.

    • Red Balloon

      As a lifelong lawn mower and former golf course maintenance worker, I have strong beliefs about keeping the garden separate from the lawn.

  • Nowhere Man

    The Hualapai mountains at sunset. Getting some clouds, so maybe the monsoons will happen soon. Hope so, the temps this weekend scheduled to be over the century mark.

    • Wildkitty

      Hey Man! I thought September was monsoon season.
      Great sunset! Thanks.

      • Nowhere Man

        Officially, June 15 to Sept 30 is the monsoon “season”, however, mom nature sometimes ignores the dates. Got out today before the temps hit the century mark and photographed “small”, lichen and desert gems.

        • Wildkitty

          I can’t equal the beauty of Mother Nature, but today I notices that my ‘row irises had finally provided me with some color. My peonies ae also opening up – but the Rhododendron is almost done.
          My cats decided that today would be a good day to keep Mum company – but decided that she could work and they were just themselves.

  • BuckeyeB

    Yay…the drug stores about to open, so I’m gonna gimp off & then meet Mother’s Friend & his family for b’fast…
    Happy Trails!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYsO890YJY

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    I see that disqust ate yesterday’s Glories for breakfast. Sorry to have been MIA, but I was at the library most of the day, helping to get ready for a book sale. (Actually, I was there so I could grab what I wanted before they opened the doors to the hoi polloi!) Apparently no ulterior motive goes unpunished…I was already fighting ‘planter’s foot’ as G’Girl calls it, & now I’ve put my back out, toting one heavy box too many. I’m gonna have to hobble to the yard & water the HGT’s…a couple are the size of baseballs…before I crawl to the store for some pain something. At least I have some good books to stretch out flat on the bed with today!

    Happy hot & muggies…

    • missj

      DITTO!
      might hit the pool this afternoon!
      SIL finally found the place yesterday…. Bart with thrilled beyond words!
      FINALLY found MSNBC – Bloomberg and CNN on the ‘Dish’
      so I will enjoy Smerconish this morning…
      just another day at the farm……

      • BuckeyeB

        Hey, mj…happy f’ng vacation! So when exactly did you forget to KNOCK WOOD?!

        • missj

          I SWEAR! ……
          don’t know what the F went wrong with the plan!

          • BuckeyeB

            Can’t plan va-cays…just gotta roll with the flow! Enjoy the pool…

  • FDRliberal

    Howdy All-en-allers, just dropped by to say “Hi”. I’ve been enjoying watching Trump’s poll numbers dropping like a lead balloon.

    Similar to Trump, Adolf Hitler the amateur strategist, had some initial success with his bold and reckless moves, and thus considered his more cautious experts to be idiots. But in the end Hitler’s luck ran out and the same appears to be happening to Trump, who is apparently unaware that the general election voters are not the same as the radicalized Republican primary voters.

    • Red Balloon

      I really hope this is the end of both Trump and the GOP. My concern is that the GOP now can claim that Trump was just a distraction.

      • FDRliberal

        Assuming Trump does lose, I expect Republican leaders will indeed act as if Trump were some strange aberration and the cause of all related 2016 election problems for the GOP. Of course in reality Trump is a manifestation of their own extremism and hate radio. Unless Republicans move in a more moderate direction, they will likely have a Trump II to deal with in 2020.

        • BuckeyeB

          T-2’s are about ALL they have…

        • Red Balloon

          I just can’t wait for them to become completely irrelevant. I can’t believe Cruz was calling the Democrat’s holding the floor for gun control “a political show on the senate floor”.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWzVh_cZy1o&feature=youtu.be

          • BuckeyeB

            This from ‘Mr. Green Ham I Am’…!

          • REALLY???? Mr. Green Eggs and Ham…. What a hypocritical POS.

            • Red Balloon

              Hey Keith!

              • Hiya, Greg….. how goes it, my friend?

                • Red Balloon

                  Pretty good! Just another week and a half keeping the house safe for two cats who want to kill each other!

          • FDRliberal

            Cruz is, if anything, worse than Trump. This is the same idiot who was willing to crash the world economy by allowing the US to default on its debt, just because he couldn’t get his extremist measures passed.

    • BuckeyeB

      I still don’t think Li’l Donnie expected this thing to go this far, ’til his ego took over. He seriously underestimated the number of yahoos he was stirring up…biggly! I just hope the rest of us still have them outnumbered.

      • missj

        FINGERS CROSSED!

      • FDRliberal

        Trump has always been a crafty con man. He saw that the angry, propagandized Tea People are the biggest rubes out there today and took advantage of the fact, using his TV-honed, charlatan skill sets. All Rinse Penis could do was sit and watch.

  • missj

    still alive!
    I consider that an accomplishment!
    all is well here at the farm…. the hamster is still alive….I just have to remember to keep the door to Bennie’s room CLOSED – so Black Bart doesn’t discover him!
    going with the three day liquid diet so I can hopefully enjoy next week…. while I thought I made a good selection last night – apparently I did not ….
    was going shopping today – but I think I’ll just take it easy …. there were torrential rains yesterday – into the evening …. and many roads flooded….
    glad we chose the restaurant that we chose – cause the other one was in the flooded area and folks were stuck there until 3AM….
    and the vacation from HELL continues……

    • Wildkitty

      Vacation?? Doesn’t sound much like one, mj.
      Things WILL get better.
      =^-,-^=

      • missj

        what doesn’t kill us – makes us stronger!

    • Red Balloon

      Your pet situation is like ours right now. We’re taking care of my daughter’s cat and my Mom’s cat. They do not get along, so we have a sliding door we keep shut that separates the two. I’ve been scratched up once already during a failed attempt to get them together. Now we’re just counting down the days until the end of the month when our daughter gets home.

      • missj

        no international incidents yet….
        but we know EXACTLY what sets Bart off – and we have been close several times….
        he did take a nip at the ‘Dragon Lady’ as she was talking with her hands while holding garden gloves…. he thought she was playing – and he DOES play rough….
        and the other dog left my side in the office while Bart was mooching – and there was almost WWIII

        • BuckeyeB

          Who & what all are you ‘sitting’?

          • missj

            Sophie is a chocolate lab …. half nutz – but very smart and wants to please ….
            three chickens (low maintenance) – two bunnies (also pretty low maintenance – although one wants to come out and play) one hamster – who seems to sleep ALL the time (I did check to make sure he changed positions) and a tank full of fish

        • Red Balloon

          The NRA would have a solution for that! ;-)

      • BuckeyeB

        Both have been used to having you all to themselves…they can be such jealous little things!

        • missj

          I believe that is called ‘territorial’ ….

          • BuckeyeB

            Especially when they’re staking theirs out in a territory not quite their own!

        • Red Balloon

          You can say that again! I really have enjoyed all sorts of pets in my life. Cats are wonderful, but I think when I get a choice at some point down the road, I might get one last dog.

          • BuckeyeB

            Do…you & the dog both deserve it.

    • BuckeyeB

      Has Boris ‘told you so’ yet?

      • missj

        No …. lol
        he is more concerned that I don’t end up in the hospital…..
        feel much better this morning …. but we are going to have to decline the dinner invitation for tomorrow evening ….
        unless the place serves milkshakes!

  • New Old Gnu

    Poor, POOR RNC/GOP Wringing their Hands with Anxiety over the Horrific Realization that Their Party’s “Presumptive Nominee” has the Foreign Affairs acumen of Beavis, the Domestic Affairs ability of Butthead, and the Presidential “Bearing” of Eric Cartman..
    These are the SAME People who, since about ’08, have Happily tossed “Red Meat”, marinated in a Mixture of ANYTHING “Anti-Obama, Anti-Pelosi, Anti-Holder, Anti-Left, Anti-Progressive, Anti-Liberal, and Anti-Sensible, into the Kennel, knowing that the Kennel’s occupants would find it Irresistible, and Grinned with Self-satisfaction as it was Hungrily Devoured by the Kennel’s occupants, Blissfully Ignoring that MOST of it was, also, Anti-Realistic and Anti-Achievable.
    Now, the Kennel is Bulging with an “Expanded Base” that’s Snarling their Unwillingness to Compromise, and “Foaming at the Mouth” with their Insistence that a LOON like Trump be the Republican Candidate.
    To the RNC and GOP who are Wringing their hands and Sweating in Desperation, wondering .. “What do we Do ….. What do we Do ??”, I offer My “Sympathy” which is a Blend of One Third …. “Live with IT !!” .. One Third .. “You Reap what You Sew !!” … And One Third .. “SEE YA AT THE POLLS !!” : )

    • Nice, Gnu….. well said.

    • Red Balloon

      I always enjoy your perspective, Gnu!

    • FDRliberal

      “Poor, POOR RNC/GOP Wringing their Hands with Anxiety over the Horrific Realization that Their Party’s “Presumptive Nominee” has the Foreign Affairs acumen of Beavis…”

      Barkeep, set me up with another round of Schadenfreude lager and keep them coming.

      • BuckeyeB

        Make it boilermakers, all around…

      • New Old Gnu

        LMAO, FDRl : ) … Thanx … THIS Round’s “On Me” !! : )

  • BuckeyeB

    Lucy & I are off to the vets for shots & biscuits…Hardees biscuits if she’s real good (& I’m sure she will be, ’cause I really want a Hardees biscuit)!

    • Good luck to you both on your quest for cookies.

      • BuckeyeB

        Cookies are cookies…& biscuits are not!

    • Red Balloon

      Those biscuits look so good in the commercials. I might do that this weekend!

      • BuckeyeB

        DO…they’re great, even if they are fast-food.

        • BuckeyeB

          PS…they had a 2-fer special on their bacon/egg/cheese which was perfect. One for me & one for the good dog!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories! It’s gonna be a little cooler today…if mid-80’s can be considered ‘cooler’. It’s also gonna be summer, any day now…

    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/poor-wills-clark-county-almanack-summer-solstice-t/nrg32/

    Check it out, Mary…comparisons between Maine & Ohio weather.

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB!
      Interesting article – and a notice a remark about ‘milkweed’. Ours breaks out in late summer and, until a few years ago the milkweed patches were alive with monarch butterflies (did you know that milkweed is the monarch’s staple diet as they travel?). But today those monarchs no longer visit – and I miss them.

    • Red Balloon

      It was cooler here today. I took a walk over the lunch hour and was not completely pitted out. Beautiful day!

  • missj

    Just checking in…..
    GOOD GRIEF!
    sister had to have her 10 yr old golden put down last evening … very sad
    she got sick all of a sudden – but they certainly made the right choice…
    woke up this morning with just a tad of a diverticulitis flare…. first one in FIVE DAMN YEARS…. and I didn’t eat ANYTHING I wasn’t supposed to eat…
    seems to be passing off – but I will have to be VERY careful for the rest of the time….
    this morning our cell phones had no reception – verified late in the afternoon that T-mobile knows about the outage and is trying to fix it….
    they no sooner left and the power went out … for two hours …
    SIL – tried to come and visit as he is here this week – but couldn’t find the house…. so without electric for the internet and no cell phone – he went back to the hotel and took a nap…
    maybe I’ll just STAY IN BED tomorrow!

    • BuckeyeB

      I can see the headline now: Meteorite crashes through bedroom ceiling…

      • What are you doing up at this ungawdly hour?

        • BuckeyeB

          Looking for you!

          • Fucking birds….. jebus they are so rude at dawn.

            • BuckeyeB

              Tell me about it…woodpeckers all around, & tiny little wrens that love to sing for me. Sing for me to fill the feeder, that is!

              • I keep the feeders stocked up regularly and they still won’t shut the hell up…… ingrates if you ask me.

                • BuckeyeB

                  Speaking of ingrates, how are the chippies?!

                  • I have two or three…… very skittish right now but they’ll be crawling up the inside of my pant leg in no time. 900 squirrels though…. gonna have to start buying peanuts by the ton.

                    • BuckeyeB

                      Lucy has a very firm policy…no squirrels allowed in her yard. I don’t think she knows about the chippies under the porch…little suckers are too fast for her to see.

                      PS…don’t think looking for nuts up your pants leg is a good trick to be teaching them, Mabel!

                    • Point taken…. putting on a jock strap immediately. ;-)

            • Wildkitty

              Morning Keith. Your birds can’t be any worse than the flock of geese which take off from the lake behind my house and head off to the fields for breakfast!

              • No doubt, Mary…… those Canadian Honkers are beyond loud….. pretty to look at though.

                The goldfinches are the culprits at my place…. beautiful but how can such a small thing make such a loud noise?

                • Wildkitty

                  I love birds but, with indoor/outdoor cats I try not to attract too many to my garden – other than I hang hummingbird feeders – but they are fast and don’t come down to earth.
                  Have you ever heard a ‘woodpecker’ trying to make hole in a metal pole? We had one last year – and I assume that he got very frustrated with his inadequate efforts. He was noisy!

                  • Probably brain damaged himself. We have three kinds up here including the yuuuuuuuge pileated variety…. Woody Woodpecker on steroids.

                    • Wildkitty

                      HA! They are sometimes funny. I can’t identify varieties, but there is one around my house which sits at the top of the wooden telephone and ‘pecks’ downward. I don’t know if he is hoping to reach the ants in the hill at the bottom – but the ants don’t seem worried.

    • Wildkitty

      My condolences to your sister, mj!
      I’m very lucky with my eating habits and I’m not allergic to anything. But I’ll take a ‘veggie plate’ over a T-Bone steak any old day.
      Please feel better.

    • Red Balloon

      Sorry for your sister’s loss. You sure did have a bad day. Yikes!

  • Red Balloon

    I got an email from Disqus today that said I can now block other people. I guess they made that feature just in time for the election when doxxing and trolling will most surely crescendo.

  • Nowhere Man

    On my desert walk early this morning, I felt I was being watched.

    • Wildkitty

      And what makes you think you weren’t being watched.
      Back in 1986 when was on my first big motorcycle tour I left the major highway onto an old black-top road (with grass growing thru the cracks) which would lead me to the Salton Sea (Southern California). It was so quiet that I decided it would be a good time for me to answer nature’s call and I pulled tot the side of the road and went behind a rock. As I finished I got ready to stand up I realized that two round, marble sized eyes met mine. On inspection I found them attached to a giant, four legged, long tailed, leathery coated reptile with a large flame colored mating pouch – which appeared and disappeared rhythmically from under his chin – and I didn’t know that I could be so attractive to such a creature.
      So, YES, you might have been watched while walking.
      Oh, Hiya, Man – send me some sun.

      • Nowhere Man

        Years of hiking the desert taught me to turn around three times searching the area for any critters, before attempting “business”. I made the habit of stopping often and looking back on the trail ever since I was stalked by a bobcat in Canada. He was quietly walking behind me along a wooded trail. He stopped when I did and we quietly assessed each other for a few moments. Apparently satisfied I was harmless, he turned and walked the other way.

        • Wildkitty

          What you do on the trail is a good lesson for those of us who don’t live in a desert, Man.
          Have a great day!

          • Morning, Mary….. been trying to find you an ‘I’m With Her’ bumper sticker….. the closest I can come so far is a fridge/car magnet….. not sure how long that would last on your car in your neck of the woods.

    • Red Balloon

      In addition to watching you it looks like he’s pointing his finger at you. Maybe he’s accusing you of something?

      • Nowhere Man

        Maybe I woke him?

  • Wildkitty

    Howdy folks. Lots of old comments again. I try refreshing but it isn’t working.
    Whoever, gets to read this – have a great day and know that this old gall is still alive and kicking. Weather is better, wind has died down and temps almost reaching 60F – so maybe I can work outside today.

    • BuckeyeB

      Mornin’, WildOne!

      Just on my way outside with Lucy, quick before the rains start. We need the rain, but not the muggies that are gonna follow. That’s ok…not like I don’t have plenty of backed up inside stuff that needs doing.

      Enjoy your ‘outing’!

      • Wildkitty

        Outside was short-lived. BFF needed a ‘shotgun’ because her eyesight is bad but she wanted to run into town for a haircut. There’s construction around and she has trouble reading signs and confusion around the worksites. Things don’t look good for her eyesight getting any better so I try to find an excuse to go with her – if I can’t persuade her to let me drive.
        Life can be a bitch.
        By the time I got home the wind had picked up again and the locust, cedar and pine trees are all in full bloom (not good for me) so, I’m ‘playing’ for a while before I take a nap.

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    FU, disqust…

  • Wildkitty

    Mid afternoon and it’s still only about 55 – and the high winds are still blowing after four days. So, I just watched the President OWN the Donald – and ended up applauding him – in front of two cats.
    ‘Happy Birthday, Donald! NOT.

  • BuckeyeB

    Well, as I told Mary yesterday, if refresh doesn’t work, I’ll go find something else to do…so Lucy & I are off to check on the HGT’s!
    Happy Tuesday, all y’all…

    • Wildkitty

      I don’t believe it. I just pulled up this site – and Hey, yours is the first comment. So, HI, BB!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    By the bucketful, disqust, by the flippin’ bucketful…

  • Nowhere Man

    Sunrise at 5:15, kiosk at entrance to trails and a mourning dove. Temps around 65, heading for a high of 90 today. Great time for a walk in the desert then home for huevos rancheros and a nap.

  • New Old Gnu

    A Day of watching “Coverage” of the Tragedy in Orlando ….. “Capped” by Trump BLATHERING about How He’ll fix EVERYTHING …… “BIGGLY” is Enough to make ANYONE Not like Mondays !! : )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2I84-A9duY

  • Wildkitty

    Hi folks! It’s been a busy day. BFF is having eye problems so I’m her chauffeur for a while between doctors. Then, a friend showed up shortly after I got home – and he just left.
    So that, along with more high winds and temps still in the 50s – I’m gong to spend the rest of the day inside – AGAIN. When will summer arrive? Oh, I know it’s due in about a week – but that’s only according to the calendar, so who is to know for sure?
    Now I’m finally going to have some ‘breakfast’ – or is it brunch, or is it dinner – and then, probably, a nap.

    • New Old Gnu

      “Summer is Here !!”, HERE : ) … 95 Degrees with HIGH Humidity (What’s Referred to HERE as “Perfect Corn Growing Weather) : )

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Only 56 this morning…woo hoo! Mary must have traded me some weather; wish I could figure out a way to send her some of our afternoon 80’s.

    • Wildkitty

      Howdy BB.
      What’s with Discus. You are wedged between ‘9 months ago’ and 4 days ago. Who knows where my ‘daily’ post will appear?

      • BuckeyeB

        Congrat’s…you made it to the top of the list! I’ve been fighting it for the last couple of days…keep refreshing ’til it straightens out. If it doesn’t, I say the hell with it & go find something else to do!

        Right now I’m gonna go pick some lettuce & baby broccoli for supper…
        I’m sorry!

  • 50 dead in Orlando gay nightclub mass shooting. Happy Sunday….. just another day in the good old USA.

    • LaceyEden

      How terribly sorry ass that it takes 50 dead and 53 wounded to get Trump out of the headlines.

      • BuckeyeB

        Which is why he immediately jumped up to call Obama out for not blaming those radical Islamic terrorists.

        • Probably the most tasteless man on the planet…. he has no shame…. he is a loathsome grifter at best.

    • Wildkitty

      It seems that we just don’t get over one incident – but something worse happens.
      WHEN will our gun laws change??

    • Red Balloon

      Wanna give me some odds that this evil was done in the name of some god?

      • Spot on, Greg.

      • BuckeyeB

        & a homophobic one at that.

    • BuckeyeB

      I know I’ve posted this before…& the time before…& the one before that…but:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op7agdIFOGY

      • Will it ever stop, BB?

        • BuckeyeB

          Not as long as there’s money to be made or votes to be gained…

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    we managed to avoid the t-storms….
    but the air is heavy and thick out there…. I had a headache all afternoon – most likely due to the pressure change…..
    today is pack up Boris day…. wish me LUCK!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning mj. Feel better please.
      It’s grey and I just saw someone walking past my house wearing a hooded poncho – and wondered why. I just had time to set up my coffee pot and put last night’s dishes away from the draining board before I heard what I thought was a heave vehicle in my yard. It wasn’t! The heavens had opened up and the noise was from the rain on the roof and windows – but it stopped as quickly as it began. However, the sky and the feel is that we are due for more of the same.
      So, guess what? ANOTHER day with the ‘talking heads’ AND another tragedy – in Orlando this time.

      • missj

        the headache is pretty much gone for the most part….
        but the winds are due later – and that sets it off, too

      • BuckeyeB

        Mornin’, WildOne!
        We’re gonna have nothing but hot for at least the next 10 days & not a lot of rain. Wish I could send it your way…

        • Wildkitty

          I could do with something over 55F for a few days.

          • BuckeyeB

            & I’d be happy with nothing BUT 55 for a few…right now it’s 86 & muuuugeee. Just got done putting the AC unit in the bedroom window. As soon as I finish sealing up the sides & top, I think I’m gonna strip off & lay in front of it!

    • Red Balloon

      Good luck!

    • BuckeyeB

      Just came in from watering…it’s already too f’ng hot & muggy, just like it was all night. That does it…I’m putting the AC unit in the bedroom window today. I’m sure Lucy’ll be glad to help!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories! Cock-a-doodle-rooster!

    Rise When the Rooster Crows/Blue Grass Gospel (6:00-8:00)
    http://wyso.org/#stream/0

    • Wildkitty

      It ISN’T a ‘good morning’ BB – when I turn on my TV to the news that 20 people dead and 40 in hospital.
      What will the pro-gun folks use as an excuse this time??.
      Any way, have a great day!

      • missj

        Morning Mary….
        all this HATE is simply depressing ….

        • Wildkitty

          And Trump simply tweets congrats to himself ‘for being right’!!
          What an awful example of a human being.

  • LaceyEden

    Hello, Peeps!!

    Seems like forever! Been working like crazy.
    Got a story for you. I just finished a week of pure hell. People ask if there really are Bridezillas. Yes, yes, indeed. Maybe one or two a year. Tuesday was a difficult bride. Wednesday was another. Thursday was the Princess of all Bridezillas. She and her parents arrive at noon for pick-up. After 5 months of coddling her I made sure that gown was flawless. She tries it on and bursts into tears…Okay…I figure out what she wants, send them to lunch while I work on it. Tries it on again. “No, no, no!!! Put it back the other way”. More tears….Okay…Two hours more work, pretty confident, we have her try it on again. More tears. She “asks” us to leave the room. I’m panicking. This is the busiest 3 weeks of the year, I’m already way behind and I just cannot make this girl happy. Mom calls us back in. After some more back and forth the owner, manager and I finally understand exactly what she wants, but it’s not possible because the shape was different. The original pieces weren’t large enough. By some miracle I’d found some the exact same fabric in my stash a few minutes earlier. So I tell her that the only solution is to make her a new front top of the gown but I can’t do it that day because I already had 6 other girls scheduled. She went berserk. Yelling at me and the owner while sobbing. Appalling, childish, whiney, hands on hips, stomping, arm waving, swearing, breaking out in hives. We’re apologizing profusely, trying to calm her. Her parents are sitting there doing absolutely NOTHING to help. She kicks us out of the room…Fine…Owner, Manager and I meet in my room and for the first time ever in 40 years of this profession I fell into a pile of blubbering tears myself. Owner and manager spend 5 minutes hugging me and telling me I’m the best ever while we rant and rave in whispers. I calm down. Owner runs off to handle something else until the family calls her in. Daddy finds his way to my room swearing at us that this whole situation is totally unacceptable. He worked in the NY garment industry his whole life, blah, blah, blah. Manager guides him back to the dressing room. I gather myself and follow because he’s still swearing at her and it was MY problem. The bride, who was behind the curtain, hears my voice and screams “Oh, geeze. GET!!! OUT!!!!” …Okay… Go back to my room and cry some more, working franticly on the next gown. Twenty minutes later Owner comes in and says the family has decided that they are NOT leaving the building until I remake the top of the gown and the bride is 100% happy with it. Period. Manager runs off to reschedule the rest of my Thursday and Friday. I muster every ounce of professionalism in me, and Owner and I go back in. Did a mockup of the new shape on her and she finally approved. Told them it would be about three hours. They stayed in the dressing room the whole time while I took that blasted gown apart for the sixth freaking time, cut new pieces and put it back together, having to stop twice to do abbreviated fittings for two girls they couldn’t reach in time to cancel. Bridezilla tries the gown on again and smiles for the first time. Exactly what she wanted. I did not smile back even though I did an awesome job and it was much prettier than the original. Needed a minor tweak. Fixed that. She tries it on again. She’s happy. Maybe happy is too strong a word. I bring the gown back to my room to press and pack it and get them the F out the shop and my life. Manager comes and says they don’t want to take it today after all -it’s 7:00 by then- they want to pick it up NEXT week instead!!! Unfreaking believable. Worst bride EVER!

    Then Friday I enter the fitting room of my first bride and the mom is holding up the back skirt of the gown and yelling “The train!! You cut off the train!! Why did you cut off the beautiful train?!?!? I can’t believe you cut off the train!!!!” (which I heard like Fantasy Island. De plane! De plane!). Oh, for cryin’ out loud. No, I did not cut off the train. I did shorten the center back by one inch, which I had explained to the mom a few weeks before. Bride is telling her to stop, that she doesn’t care about one inch, that she’s embarrassing her, that she must be remembering another gown she had tried on. Mom kept on muttering about the beautiful train I cut off. Manager goes to get the sample gown. We line up the back of both gowns and, wouldn’t you know, there’s only a one inch difference. Bride tells mom to stop but she just keeps on muttering.
    Then yesterday, day off, I get home from errands and get a call. A bride bumped from Thursday was at the shop waiting for me. Nobody remembered to tell me in the frenzy. AAARRRGGGHH! Luckily I live only a few minutes away.
    This bride and mom were super nice and understanding.

    Next week will be better.

    • missj

      YIKES! ….
      it is sooooo CRAZY …. anything the little darling wants ….
      I would have been a MESS – there is only so much you can do … you have to work with the body they have and LIMITED fabric… you were soooooo lucky you has some extra stashed away…
      The BRIDEZILLA Award…..
      I used to select ‘The Poster Child for Planned Parenthood’ every year… (it was a very quiet ceremony!)
      I forgot that those little entitled children become entitled ‘adults’

    • Red Balloon

      You most definitely do not deserve to be treated that way. That family is a mess!

      • missj

        it is due to all this ‘entitled’ tv – they LEARN to be Bridezillas …
        and parents just want to be their friends…
        if it was my business – I would have THROWN THEM THE FUCK OUT!
        no matter the loss of $$$ …. give them ALL theif damn $$$ back – let them find another gown! ….
        people should be treated with some form of respect

        • Red Balloon

          It sounds like Lacey and her co-workers were hostage to these slave drivers.

        • LaceyEden

          This was her SECOND gown! We already lost time, money and sanity on her. When the first gown arrived in February she cried over that. Decides at the second fitting that she just hates what I’m doing. I’m ruining the dress and she can’t possibly get married in it. Someone should have told her it was supposed to fit like that before she ordered it last summer. It was all OUR fault. So, desperate, the Owner calls the designer and begs for a super duper rush from the factory on her second choice.
          We would have loved to have thrown her and her miserable parents out, but just couldn’t. We’re high end $$$$ with a stellar reputation for excellent service. Owner vowed from the beginning 12 years ago that no matter what, nobody ever leaves the store unhappy. And we’ve stuck with that…up to this point.

          • Red Balloon

            Service with a smile.

      • LaceyEden

        Ya got that right!!

    • Wildkitty

      Oh, Lacey – I’m so glad I didn’t have to deal with your kind of customers. The worst I ever had was a woman (a co-worker) wanting a ‘dressmaker suit’ with 3/4 sleeves to show off her expensive watch. Then, AFTER cutting the pattern and during the first fitting, she changes her mind and wants ‘wrist length’ sleeves. I simply told her to go purchase more of the same fabric and I would make the change and, since other co-workers had heard her make the first statement about the sleeves, the woman had no choice.
      I made my own wedding suit and, other than that, I only made one ‘wedding’ piece. Back in the early 1970s I did sewing as a ‘sideline’ for some of my workmates. My secretary was getting married and I went with her to purchase the fabrics (white velvet, white satin and French Lace) and I made her gown (had to keep the door of the sewing room closed at all times to keep my cat out). When it ws all done I refunded to her the cost of the fabric – and gave her my work – as MY wedding gift to her. She was ecstatic and looked lovely.
      Just thought you would like a ‘happy ending’ story. May next week be better.

      • LaceyEden

        Hi, Mary! I remember you describing the velvet gown a while back. Sounds gorgeous.

    • BuckeyeB

      Oh, LE…yes, it WILL be better. And look on the bright side…those people have to put up with each other for the rest of their lives, but you’re DONE with them!

      • missj

        and the marriage won’t last five minutes!

        • BuckeyeB

          With a little karma, the groom’ll run off with the maid of honor!

          • LaceyEden

            Ha! Friday morning Owner came in to check my state of mind. We made up some evil wishes…Her dog pees on her dress. A freak downpour or windstorm. Or she trips down the aisle of the church because she insisted I leave the hem too long. The caterer spills full tray of pasta with red sauce on her. Drunk uncle spills red wine on her. A groomsman pukes on her. Then Owner remembered I had a tiny gag bride voodoo doll someone had given me years ago. I dug that out and I wrote the bride’s name on it. Owner stabbed the doll with acute appendicitis. I stabbed the doll with a migraine and then again through the heart, attaching it to my bulletin board. Felt pretty good!

            • BuckeyeB

              Vengance is mine, saith the dressmaker! They haven’t picked it up yet, right? A little itching powder on the seams ought to fix her right up!

              • LaceyEden

                What a delightful idea ;-)
                Refresh to see the voodoo doll. Oh, we’re so evil.

        • LaceyEden

          I said that, too. She’s late 20’s and they’ve been together since 8th grade. Oh, sure. That’s going to work out. I pity the guy… Found out yesterday that she’s a nurse. That’s so hard to believe. Pity her patients. Yeah, Nurse Ratched (refresh)

    • Nowhere Man

      I feel your pain! I did wedding photography for 20 years and quit just as the digital age was taking over.

      • missj

        OMG – I have to have Q tell me his all time great wedding photography story next week…
        I’ll mess it up if I try to recall it from memory – but it did TAKE THE CAKE!

        • Nowhere Man

          I have plenty of horror stories, but to keep my sanity, I try to un-remember them.

          • missj

            this one was pretty funny …. he was just the bystander…
            another time the defendant was telling the judge she shouldn’t have to pay for the pics because she no longer needed them….
            you know how THAT turned out!

            • Nowhere Man

              I had five that went to divorce court before i got the wedding proofs to them. I was stuck with a bunch of photographs, useless to anyone, and no one wanted to pay me.

              • missj

                Q took them to DJ court….
                and of course ALWAYS won!

                • Nowhere Man

                  I didn’t go the legal route, I let the Italian community know about it, and I had Italian weddings booked for the next 50 weeks!

          • LaceyEden

            I know! I let myself stew for a few days and then let it go. The thrilled brides far outweigh the pissy ones. Can’t win ’em all. Besides, I can usually tell it’s not me or the dress, it’s the stress of the whole wedding and I just happen to be in the room when the volcano blows.
            Do whatever I can make her happy and send her off to get married.

      • LaceyEden

        Mothers are worse than the brides, as you well know ;-)

        • Aquarius 1027

          Hi, Lacey – Yikes!! I cannot even imagine how you managed to sew that final new part knowing what idiots the bride and her parents had been. Perhaps you could be “busy” elsewhere when they come to pick up the dress. ;)

          Well, at least this mother of the bride stayed very much in the background. With her dress and everything else in the planning for my older daughter’s wedding, I gave her my thoughts when asked. And then, it was – “This is YOUR day!”. – I know what you mean, though, some can be so intrusive and inconsiderate. You have my complete sympathy. :)

    • phoebequeen

      Yowzers hon. Hey, I was just scrolling around and stopped by here to say hello. Hello~! I truly am sorry you had a horrible experience. You are too nice a person to be treated badly. I hope things got better for you. I got married in 1989, and I do not remember ever acting up like that. I just wouldn’t. My mother in law did to me, but that is another story! I really think with all the bride shows, it just encourages woman to act like this. Take care hon!!

  • Wildkitty

    Howdy folks, a walk around the garden told me that – while everything is late – Mama Nature is finally coming to life.
    Oh Dear – I guess my house fell down. WHY won’t my ‘rotate’ button work??
    Hope everyone is well on this weekend afternoon. It’s lunch time – and then maybe I’ll watch ‘When we were Kings’ which I recorded last night (the movie about the 1974 George Foreman & Muhammad Ali fight). While I wasn’t home for part of the day, I had the ‘remembrance service’ for Ali tuned in and was in tears at some points.
    I never cease to be amazed that Ali was both a ‘hero’ and a ‘villain’ – all at the same time.
    30 years was far too long for such a vibrant person to have to live the way he did. Hopefully both police and children will learn from the story about how a white cop befriended him when his bike was stolen – which began his entire career. How many lost kids could become great if only someone would take notice of them?

    • Nowhere Man

      The house worked so hard it fell over! Lovely gardens!

      • Wildkitty

        Thank Man! But an acre of gardens is a lot to take care of. Thank heavens the guy who I helped start his business does the mowing and weed-wacking, but the rest is my job. I’m trying to get it together so I can put cedar mulch down to keep the weeds down.
        Yep, the house is heavy. It’s the original ‘carriage house’ for the old inn that is now a private home too. When the barns and house was connected – with what is now my kitchen – it ended up being a bit of a maze – 120 feet long and 28 feet wide – including my old gift shop and a two bedroom unfinished apartment over the shop. It really is too big for one person – but I love being lakeside.

  • Wildkitty

    Then, of course, Rusty decided to check the other side of the walkway for chores ‘undone’!

  • Wildkitty

    Walked the gardens this morning to decide where to start. I had been wondering who had flattened my dianthus bed – and I found out!
    Socks told me she was just checking to see if the bed needed my attention.

  • Nowhere Man

    Pigeons awaiting the sunrise.

    • Wildkitty

      AND, obviously they weren’t disappointed!
      Hey, Man, PLEASE send me some decent weather so I can go outside.

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    things continue to be ahead of schedule… but still lots to do…
    most of which pertain to Boris … the unwilling participant …. lol

    • Red Balloon

      Poor guy. Let him know that he’s not alone and it will be over soon.

      • missj

        LOL ….
        actually it will be TWO WEEKS …. we have NEVER been away that long….
        and he wanted to stay in a hotel until sister’s family leaves and then again when they return…
        which just would complicate things over the top….
        he is NOT a happy camper!!! …

        • Red Balloon

          Wow! I don’t think I’d be a happy camper either! There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.

          • BuckeyeB

            Unless you’re not in Kansas anymore!

          • missj

            TRUE!
            (refresh -of course!)

    • BuckeyeB

      Is the ‘Takeover Twerp’ gonna be there? Take bail money…

      • missj

        he was the FIRST to send his check….
        I already told Bobby he better tell Arturo to steer clear of me…. and I also told him why….
        several months ago he PUBLISHED my phone # and e-mail on the Facebook …. I told Bobby if I got near him – I would fucking STRANGLE him!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Hot, humid, hot, humid…rinse & repeat!

    • Red Balloon

      It’s supposed to hit 95 here. May be an indoor day. I think days like these are what made air conditioned theaters popular back in the day.

      • BuckeyeB

        Thanks for the perspective…only gonna be 93 here!
        I remember spending summers in Texas, back when no one had AC, except maybe a little window unit…you’re right. I also remember spending a lot of time at the movies & the Dairy Queen!

        • missj

          Morning BB!
          already getting sticky….
          hope T2 gets here for his instructions on watering before the storms hit!

          • BuckeyeB

            Hey, mj!
            When do you hit the road?

            • missj

              BRIGHT and EARLY Tuesday morning ….
              would you mind telling Boris?????

              • BuckeyeB

                Sic Bart on him…when he sees the suitcases, he’ll be ready to hit the road!

                • missj

                  yes – he already noticed his bag is packed with food – he just can’t figure out when we are leaving….
                  I guess he is keeping a low profile cause he knows a B-A-T-H is on the ‘To Do’ list!

      • missj

        Morning RB!
        just saw that on the tv a little bit ago…
        Keep Your Powder Dry!

  • Red Balloon
    • missj

      YES – you are ABSOLUTELY correct….
      the winds were fierce yesterday…. thought they had died down – so I raised the BIG umbrella just a tad…
      a gust came up and lifted it right outta the table…
      lucky there was no damage done…
      but we will have to reconfigure the plants and such for the upcoming two weeks…
      and remember to take the garage door off the opener …
      we were lucky we kept our electric earlier in the week – there were a LOT who weren’t so lucky!

      • Red Balloon

        We’ve been pretty lucky so far this Spring!

  • BuckeyeB

    Mornin’, Glories!

    Thunderstorm getting ready to roll through. Yay…means I don’t have to water, but it’s also bringing a week of ‘Too Damned Hot’ & chiggers…
    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/poor-wills-clark-county-almanack-chiggers-bite-thi/nrcgR/

    PS…harvested my first cherry tomato & a handful of sugar snap peas yesterday. They never even made it to the house!

    • Wildkitty

      Morning BB!
      The wind has simply changed direction this morning. Yesterday it was coming from the north west but today it’s coming from the south west. I think YOU are to my south west 0 so can I blame you for being stuck inside for still a third day.
      Oh, and I hate you for another reason. You are picking tomatoes and snap peas. My runner beans haven’t even popped the ground yet!!
      However, my Rhododendron, that I though I had lost to ‘frost-kill’ has finally begun to bloom – from the bottom up; and when I was out with BFF yesterday noticed that many others in one town over were also just beginning to bloom – from the bottom up.
      Everything is late this year. The ‘ruffled’ irisis are in full bloom but the yellow and common irises are just now beginning to bud out. Obviously I’m not the only one of Mother Nature’s creatures which wants to stay asleep longer this year.
      Had to dress in sweats this morning because temps are just under 50F – but supposed to go up into low 60s. I think if the sun would come out, it would give me a more positive feeling.
      Be back later.

      • BuckeyeB

        Sorry, Mary…more than happy to trade you some of our 90’s for some 60’s. It’s already 70 this morning & the air feels like molasses.

  • missj

    Morning Dahlings!
    nice day today…. T-storms tomorrow….
    it’s all comin’ together!

    • BuckeyeB

      Hey mj! So what’s the itinerary for this WE?
      I see that disqust is being its same ole self…even left up o’night it brought up the old posts, but at least it’s Nick’s thread. If you