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.

  • 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!

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