Thursday, June 30, 2011


Went for my blood work this morning. Wanted to get there by 7 but overslept and when I woke up at 9, I was a bit putout. But, wait a minute, most of the people that go to this lab are ancient and drive Buicks. They still get up at the crack of dawn to do their day. So, I felt better, and, got there about 10:30. Sure enuf, hardly anyone was there. I stopped at the front desk and she asks all the same questions she asked the last time. "Do you have your lab order?" "No, they faxed it in yesterday." "I don't have it." I called the doctor's office, and Karen tells me it was the last thing she did before she left at quarter to six last night. But, she will send them another one. I thanked her and sat down. Next thing ya know my name is called, I go thru all the same questions plus the 'Do you have your lab order?'"No, they faxed it last night, you guys can't find it, she is faxing it again." And, there it came! I'm still wondering where the first one went.

This afternoon I'm sitting at the 'puter and Cleo starts raising cane. There has been an elderly woman walking down my road to the bridge. She then walks back up the road to the village. It's about a mile from the bridge to her house. So today, I went out to get the dog and she said, "Oh she doesn't bother me, you need a dog like that, she is just protecting her property." So, I put the mouthy beast in and we struck up a lenthy conversation. Her sister was married to an uncle of a friend of mine and we knew a lot of the same people. What a sweetheart. She and her husband were married 3 years then he was hurt on the job, badly hurt, and she took care of him for the next 44 years! He passed last year. She had a special lift put in to get him from the bed to the toilet and the bath tub. I mean she was a wonderful caregiver.

The amish girls stopped by on their pony cart, selling green beans, $1.50 for a lunch bag full, while we were out on the porch chit-chattin'. Mary said she didn't have any money on her 'cause she was walking. I'm always a sucker for anything those girls have. So I bought two bags and gave one to Mary. She was so grateful, said she had a nice piece of ham in the fridge that she could put in with the beans. It was a good day.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Got up early this morning with every intention of going for my blood work. COULD NOT find the script, anywhere. Got cell phone to call Dr's office to ask them to fax the thing to the lab, (this is the third time I've had to do this). Cell phone had NO service. Never had that problem with my old Trac Phone. Yes, it's a Trac Phone, when I knew, in my gut, that things were going down at work, I didn't renew my phone with ATT, but, opted for a Trac Phone in order to save $$$$ every month. Never had a problem until this one. So, since I was already pissed off, I called them, "Allo, this is John, thank you for your call, and how may I help you today?" Yeh, we both know your name is probably Habeeb, but at least I can understand the guy. He proceeds to check and re-check, after I told him I was ready to throw this thing in the river and get a real phone, and re-check some more, came up with the solution. I was out of minutes as of today!!!! "OH NO I'M NOT, I HAVE 1270 MINUTES LEFT UNTIL 28th OF OCTOBER 2011." "Oh, wait, I need your serial number." Gave it to him. "OK, I have updated your file, and yes you do have .........blah, blah. And, let me check one more thing." They don't even play music, anyhow, he comes back on and tells me they are sending me a new phone. "But, I like this one, it just doesn't work in my house" "One minute, let me check one more thing." OK, we are sending you updates for your present phone, and it should work within 24 hours.OK?" "And, I don't have to do anything?" "Oh no, mamm, it is guaranteed to work in 24 hours, and, if it doesn't you should call us back and we will send you a new phone." "OK, thanks."
We'll see. Oh, and I called the Dr's with the land line, she laughed and is faxing it to the lab. I'll just have to go tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I just talked to my cousin's wife, and she's a tad upset. Seems the two daughters of my other cousin that just passed came up from Maryland. They took his cash, guns, motorcycle and checkbook. THEY are handling the arrangements. She said, "Don't tell your Dad." Oh, yes I will. He went thru the very same thing when his Uncle died.
He died on Easter Sunday and the next Saturday, I was at my parents house and the phone rings. It's Uncle Jack being oh so cordial asking for my father. I told Dad that Uncle Jack was on the phone and he came into the kitchen and answered it. After a bit, Dad raises his voice and says, "What are you talking about?" "NO, we were just happy to give them a house to live in for $50 a month." Seems Uncle Jack found out another nephew, Harold, and his wife, Mary, went up to the house and cleaned it out. Uncle Jack assumed Dad and Mother were in on it. So, he got straightened out real quick. Then we went over there, sure enuf, place was completely bare. Mother called around and found out which Auction House they took the stuff, so we all went. They couldn't even look at us. Ill-gotten gains. Within a year, the oldest son's wife left him and took the kids and not long after that Mary died. They really didn't achieve anything but piss off the family. This will happen to Ken's girls also. It's a given. What goes around, comes around. Bad JuJu!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011


While everyone is focusing on Arizona 's new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing!

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9, had a few liberals in the mix, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values...! HB 1330

Guess what.......... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. HB 1804. "Hope we didn't send any of them to your state." This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake.

Guess what.......... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Recently they passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal's to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes. Pelosi said it was unconstitutional SB 1102

Guess what.......... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Several weeks ago, they passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives. Joining Texas , Montana and Utah as the only states to do so. More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolina's, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi, Florida. Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again. HJR 1003

The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns. Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in the state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles. I'm sure that was a setback for the criminals. The Liberals didn't like it -- But....

Guess what........... Oklahoma did it anyway.

Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL drivers’ license exams will be printed in English, and only English, and no other language. They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in Oklahoma, you must read and write English. Really simple. By the way, the Liberals don't like any of this either.

Guess what...who cares... Oklahoma is doing it anyway.


So, I went over to Dad's this after, and he asked me if I'd heard the news. I told him "No". "'Honest John' died yesterday, heart attack." WOW, this guy is like the center of the community. A redneck entreprenuer, the whole family would've starved to death if not for John hiring most of them thru the years. He will be missed.
Then my cell phone beeps and I have a message, it's my cousin Jack, 'I am the bearer of bad news, call me. My brother Kenny died.' So, I looked over at Dad and told him, he was shocked to say the least. I then called Jack to find out what happened. The youngest brother, Marty, who owns the duplex house, and lives in the other side, found him in his chair. It's assumed to be a heart attack pending the autopsy. He was 59.
The thing is, it always comes in three's. Whose next?


Didn't do the wash until this morning, so I'm waiting for the clothes to dry, take a shower and go get the mail, stop at Dad's. I never did mornings very well. Have to be up at least an hour before I eat breakfast. Luckily, all of my six different jobs that I had were at least 45 minutes to an hour from home. So, I was pretty cordial by the time I arrived at work. Now, I don't get up until 8 to 9 to 10 o'clock and that needs to change. I feel like a slug. Lily gets me up at daybreak to go out, and I just need to stay up. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow morning. Will let you know.

It's a cloudy day and when I took the dogs out, I felt three drops of rain. I hope it does rain so I don't have to water the plants. Even tho I've been watering, a couple are looking pretty sad. They're guaranteed, but what a pain. I've never been a plant person. I have one in the house, a spider plant, and, as soon as the frost danger is gone, that thing is hung outside for the summer into fall. It's about 10 years old and a miracle it's lived this long.

Well, must get a shower, later my friends..

Sunday, June 26, 2011


When I left Dad's yesterday, I came straight home with every intention of mowing the yard. They are calling for rain the next three days. Well, the slug in me won out and I didn't do crap the rest of the day, but work on my genealogy on the 'puter.
So, today, I mowed the yard, ran the sweeper, cleaned the litter boxes, fixed supper for me and the critters and did the dishes. Now I think I'll do the wash and take a shower. It sure looks like rain, and, since I ran the sweeper in a vain attempt to clean the house, it will probably be a gulley washer!

AND HE'LL BE 93 IN 10 DAYS....

Went back over to Dad's yesterday, figuring on splitting more wood, but, because I was prepared this time, we didn't. Adam and his son, Hunter, had just about finished with the clump birch out front and needed Dad and his 'hired man', the JD 1020 with the loader, to load the stump onto Adam's truck. It would've been impossible to split.

So Dad just went ahead and ricked up the pieces, which means some nice hot day in August he'll be wantin' to split.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Stopped at Dad's yesterday. I lead such an exciting life, don't I? But, some day I won't have him, so, I try to go over everyday but Sunday, when he's away. Anyhow, I went to breakfast with the gang, then stopped at home to get 'the boy', then went to Dad's. His hand is healing nicely, and WE'RE GONNA SPLIT WOOD! What? It's 90degrees out. I went out front to look at the clump birch, and there's about a dozen pieces that can be split. So, that's what we did. Thought I was gonna die. I don't do heat very well. Could't let him do it alone. The two neighbor guys were down at the next house, sitting under a tree, both younger than me, didn't offer to help, but, that's OK. Maybe they have health issues.
So, I'm sure Adam came over this morning to finish the tree and get paid. Guess we'll head on over and see what's up. At least it's a bit cooler and a nice breeze is blowing. This time, I'll go in the truck and have my gloves. I need to be more prepared when I go to Dad's 'cause I never know what I'll be doing.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

WHAT A GUY............

Went over to Dad's today, as usual, but, what wasn't usual was he met me on the deck, with his right hand bandaged in a bloody paper towel. "Sharon, your father is crazy!" Pointing to his head. "I have a new pair of gloves in the truck and two good pair of gloves on the tractors, why am I picking up wood with my bare hands?" I almost said, 'Why are you picking up wood anyhow, when you're paying someone to do this.' But, I thought better of it. Seems he was piling up the brush all in one spot so it would be easier for the guy to pick it up and put it on his truck.
Well, he had a nasty L shape gash in the fatty part of his hand at the base of the thumb. I put some antibiotic cream on it and two bandages. "Don't you get tired of bandaging up your ole man?" 'Nah, but I'm going to start carrying my first aid bag in the car.' He laughed, "You better go get Archie a cookie, he looks hungry." So, I did.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Had lunch with some fellow ex co-workers today. It is always good to get together with them. When I got home, Archie had been a good boy and not made a mess. So we went over to Dad's to get his pop-pop fix. Dad had a huge evergreen tree taken down this week at the corner of the house. Now he's threatening the tulip poplar. I keep begging for it to stay, so we'll see. The birch in the front yard is dying at the top, so, maybe it should go instead and just trim the poplar. I hope. But, it's his place and he'll do what he wants. Must pee the dogs, get the cat in and go to bed. It was a short night last night with the storm kinda close. Cleo doesn't do well and has to sleep with mama.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another Presidential Ticket......

Rumor has it that Representative Anthony Weiner is not going to resign but,
in his infinite arrogance, is going to run for President.
He has chosen Attorney General Eric Holder as his running mate.

Get your Weiner-Holder bumper stickers early, before they are all gone.

Monday, June 20, 2011


I got my HP printer when I got the new laptop back in March. The same day as the devastating earthquake in Japan. It's been set up since then. Over the weekend, I tried to print a picture of my ex's house. What can I say, I was curious to see where he has lived all these years. Turns out it was his parents house, they're both gone. He lived there with his fourth wife. Poor dude, all I can say is I wouldn't have lived there. Anyhow, I digress.
The 'bleeping' printer would not print. This morning was spent uninstalling the printers 'cause at one time I was showing four of the same printer, and re-installing the printer. Then it wouldn't go wireless, figured that out. Printed the picture, for some unknown reason it is hanging on my fridge. I know, I'm a sick, sick woman. I was always a little sad that our marriage didn't work out, and, at one time, blamed myself totally. Having looked at his family tree, yeh, I spent the weekend doing that also, I already said I was a sick woman, there were four kids, and 13 grandchildren that I've found, a total of 15 marriages, 10 divorces, 1 death of a spouse, so far. Maybe it wasn't my fault after all.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Haven't done much all day. Can't stay out of the bathroom. Did manage to take the trash over to the truck at noon, and, fixed the rain gutter on the barn before it fell completely off. Was gonna burn the trash, but I think I'll wait for a rainy day.
Dad called and said Sarah, that's his lady friend, suggested we three go out to lunch tomorrow for father's day. Sounds nice. If I still don't have the runs. I just had soup and a sandwich for supper so we'll see how that sits.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Wow, it just POURED for about 45 minutes. Half way thru the downpour I remembered my truck windows were down. That was nasty. Had to change my clothes. I won't have to water any plants this evening. Now, the sun is shining, storm is over, so I can leave Cleo and the cats and go over to dad's.

Had a great breakfast this morning with the gang. They were talking about some house in the mid-west that the people let go to foreclosure. Seems there were thousands of snakes in the place. When they bought it, they thought they could deal with it but it got to be too much. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!! What I don't understand is why just the one house and not the whole neighborhood? I haven't read the article yet. This morning was the first I heard about it. I have black snakes under the house and in the barn. Don't bother me none. They're good mousers. What they don't get then the cats take care of. In the five years I've had Charlie the count is mice -0-, Charlie -22.- Paid to rescue that little kitten.


Going to breakfast with the gang. Yesterday had a nice surprise, I'm over at Dad's waiting on the guy to come over and give him an estimate on taking down a tree that's too close to the house. This Buick pulls up to the barn with MD tags. It's my nephew and his wife, with his Dad and her Mom. They had been up country antique shopping and just came home this way to see Dad. They all live in Baltimore suburbs. It was a super nice visit. Oh, and the tree guy is only gonna charge $300 to take down and take away the tree. We though that was quite reasonable. Gotta go, need to pee Archie and head up the road. Later.............

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Got just the necessary stuff. But, all the bills are paid and both vehicles have been gassed up. Life is still good.

Just found another RV blog. This woman has a lot of work in store.
1961 Nomad should hook up with
ain't for city gals and compare notes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


First thing I did today was buy some dog food. They were out and the cats were getting low. I'm trying the cats on something new and a little less expensive. Next thing was gas up the car and tomorrow, I'll fill the truck. Then tread lightly for another month. Come July I should be over this illness of mefundsarelow.

Got most of that tree moved down to the wood shed. I don't burn pine until it sits for four or five years. After that, its dried up to the point of being dozy. Then it is a great starter for the stove.

Suppose to rain tomorrow and Friday. I hope so. Neighbor's corn is up about a foot but it needs rain for sure.

Had a salad for supper, two glasses of cold milk. Gonna pee the dogs, find Lily, who is outside, and head to dream land.


Got the yard mowed yesterday, well, most of it. Still have to clean up that tree.

Found two more blogs over the weekend. Check them out if you like stories about
RV-ing full time.
Dave Dods off to Mexico
Me and My Dog

The blogs I've been following are quite varied. There are the PREPPER/SURVIVOR blogs which have a lot of good ideas and have opened my eyes politically. These were the blogs that first peeked my interest in blogging. Then theres the GUN blogs, which kinda branched off of the prepper blogs. Which also give me a lot of food for thought. I feel now I'm more prepared than before. And, then there's the RV blogs. People who have gone off-grid or just want to travel. But I guess they do all have a common thread. FREEDOM

Monday, June 13, 2011


Mid 60's out. Pulled the weeds in front of the barn under the forebay. Still haven't moved the rest of the pine tree that was cut down. Must get it done this week 'cause it's gonna be cooler. Still trying to figure out what to do with the patio/walkway at the back of the house. Since I had the door removed, I no long need it, but if I take it out, it'll be a mud path from the dogs. It can stay there, but the grass comes up between the bricks and it's just something else I have to find the time to take care of. I'll figure it out.

Amish kids are going past the house today on their scooters. They go all the way to the top of the hill, then fly down past the house. The dogs go crazy. I was out earlier and one of the boys yelled at Cleo, I went out to the road, the girls looked at me and scurried off. The boys were already up the road. Hey, it's a public road, but don't yell at my dogs, they're doing what they're suppose to. Bark at you.

While I was going out to the road, I noticed something laying at the end of my drive. Best pick it up before it blows into the meadow. It was a dirty diaper!! What kind of low-life throws out a dirty diaper? Geesh.


One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a huge battle that goes on inside most people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' which live inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies,false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:

"Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Sunday, June 12, 2011

THIS IS SO COOL.............

Check out this great MSN video: GarageBand iPad Jam

I might have to get an iPad.


I follow 65 blogs. My question is, How long does one wait before one stops 'following' a blog? I know, sometimes we can't blog everyday, life gets in the way, but, months have gone by on a couple of these and one fellow is over a year. The sad thing is, I liked their writings and hate to drop them. What-to-do, what-to-do. It's a conundrum for sure.


Found another new blog. This guy is a good read. I envy his location.

Had a storm come through, got a nice steady rain out of it and the nastys went north. Now the sun is out and its getting hotter. No breeze, maybe I'll turn the AC back on for a bit. I hate running it, I prefer the sounds of nature.

Thumb still feels weird but it is no longer hurting. I'm not sure its broke now. I can type and pick up things with little pain.

I noticed I got another follower, wow, 10 people. I know to some of you that have hundreds, that doesn't seem like anything to celebrate, but, to me, I'm gobsmacked, as my English friend Barb says.
Definition: flabbergasted, astounded, shocked;
Etymology: from gob 'mouth' + smacked 'clapping hand over in surprise'

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Spent the afternoon with Sue and Sarah. Took Sarah out for her birthday (last years) 'cause she was too sick to plan anything back then. Better now. Went to this new little restaurant in the city. Wow, it was good. Definitely gonna spread the news around about this little place.

Getting awfully black over towards the river. I guess we are going to get another storm. I hope it rains all night.


Rained during the night, woke me up, don't know how long but I don't have to water anything this morning.

Thumb still hurts like hell. Still bleeding some through the cut in the nail.

More people must be outa work that live in the village. I've noticed very little traffic on the road this spring. Use to be like a race track from five to seven, morning and night. Not so now. Of course, some could've moved or retired I guess.

Found a new blog, check it out. This is the link. It's only his first posting, but, he had me a 'some parents are assholes'.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Went to breakfast this morning with Jim, Trudy and Phillip. Trudy and Phillip wanted to check down at the river to see if the Rhodo's are in bloom yet. So, I went home and got Archie and met them back at their house. I beat them there, and, was sitting in the car, decided to get out and pee the little guy since he was about to meet Trude's dobie. Shut the $%^&*() door on my right thumb. $%^&*()_@#$%^&*()_+ did that hurt!!!! Then had to twist around and open the shittin' door so I could get my thumb out. Blood everywhere, but at least I didn't have to drill a hole in it. I do believe it's broke and I will lose the nail. I screwed this same thumb up about 40 years ago in a machine shop. Anyhow, they got home, she bandaged the thumb, we drove over to the site and went for a walk up the trail, the mosquitoes about ate us up, so, we turned around and came back to the car. Probably be another couple of weeks before the Rhodos are blooming anyhow.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Well, it did rain, for about 7 minutes. At least it has cooled down so I will probably mow tomorrow afternoon. Going out to breakfast with the gang and then stop at the store for a few items. Maybe go to supper tomorrow night. It's the only time I go out to eat now. Between the restaurant raising its prices and the price of gas to get there, it's just no longer in the budget. I need to get back to some serious prepping. With all of the bills of late, I've been kinda lax on that issue. Doesn't give you a warm fuzzy feeling to not have a full pantry.

Seems like we're sticking our nose in Yemen now. And, why not, it's only a skip and a jump from Saudi Arabia. But, wait, are we still buddies with them? I forget. That area is like a Paul Jones square dance, and, just as frustrating.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Well, the guy came and fixed the siding this afternoon. Heck of a nice fella, works for himself, happens to be the son of a neighbor down the road. I asked him to look at the barn sometime and give me an estimate. He also gave me a name of a guy that can do my driveway. Have to wait until I get some money saved before those two projects are started.

Super hot, but should be some storms rolling in tonight and the next three days. I hope so, I sometimes forget to water the new plants the landscaper put in last month, and am out there in the dark with a flashlight and hose. So far, have not lost one except for the poor thing at the corner that Cleo trampled. I think I'll be moving it if this hot weather gives us a little break.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Hey y'all. Check out this! It's a really informative web site about the tank destroyers of WWII.


Went to dad's and he was playing in the dirt, filling in where he pulled out the saplings yesterday. Went up to the village and got $20 in gas, and picked up some milk. Then stopped at the Dollar store for laundry soap. When I started to clean out the mud room, I found a few blankets, so I think I'll wash them up and hang'em on the line. Not suppose to rain until Thursday. Ran into some old friends that I have not seen in a while. Her parents and mine were buddies for years and years. I always enjoy talking to Nancy and Gerald. Great people. Came home, fixed supper for the kids and me. Did two loads of wash and probably will do 2 more. Try to get to bed early, 'cause the siding people are suppose to show up this week. When the landscaper ground up the old bushes and such, a couple of large chunks flew against the siding. The silly guy shoulda parked the truck facing away from the house. So, he's gonna pay to have it fixed. And, he will, 'cause I know where he lives, where he works, and the route that he travels.


Washed the car and ran the sweeper. Still have to do the windows. Vacuumed the truck out, and, quit. I haven't washed a vehicle in 10 years. The automatic car wash was SO convenient. But, since I'm suffering from that age old disease myfundsarelow. I opted to do it at home. I'll admit, it does look good, but, I'm finishing the truck tomorrow. It's way too hot now. Must get something to eat, then go to Dad's. Might post more later. Yesterday, when I got over there, he was pulling out saplings with the JD720 and a chain. We got it done, but both of us were beat, him with his bad knees and me with the cranky back. It's hard to tell what he's up to today.

Monday, June 6, 2011


and I couldn't find anything on the web-news. I guess it's not pertinent anymore. We use to at least see a blurp or two. Now its about 'frozen balloons coming back to life', or MTV awards, or losing weight, or , whatever. For those of you that are interested, this might suffice.

Maybe something will show up on the news later,

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Well, read this my friends. Seem Mrs. Palin got her info here. My apologies for ever doubting her. Should've realized something was amiss when the MSM hopped on it like white on rice.


Sarah Palin insisted Sunday that history was on her side when she claimed that Paul Revere's famous Massachusetts ride was intended to warn both British soldiers and his fellow colonists.

"Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you're not going to succeed. You're not going to take American arms. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual, private militia that we have," she added. "He did warn the British."

"He warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms by ringing those bells, and makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."


I worked with a fella whose father-in-law bought both US and German war bonds during WWII. He figured, that way he'd be safe 'cause one was gonna be the victor. Maybe old Paul was doing that. Nah, say it isn't so....


What a cloudy day this is. S'pose to rain later. I love it when it rains. The sound on the roof. The clean smell. I remember reading a story about a little girl who was born prematurely and wasn't expected to live. Parents at the hospital everyday. Lots of prayers, procedures, care. Some months later they were able to take her home. She continued to improve and grow. One day at the play ground, she was sitting on the swing with her mom. Storm clouds were starting to roll in and the mother said to her, "Well, honey, it looks like rain is coming, we'll have to leave soon." To which the little girl replied, "Yeh, it smells like HIM." And the mom said, "Who?" The little girl said back to her mom, "GOD, it smells like him when he was holding me back when I was so sick. Can I go on the Merry-Go-Round one more time?"

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I bet I've signed in a dozen times. Try to post a comment and it is 'anon' only. So, I add my name at the bottom, when it goes thru, their I am. GGGRRRRR. I went in and took the check mark off of "stay signed in" and now it seems to work, so far.

Anyhow, it's another beautiful day here in Pennsylvania. I love this state. When my parents were thinking of retiring, this was about 10 years before mother got sick with altzeimers, they looked at farms in her home state of West Virginia. I don't know if they were just trying to appease her family or if they were serious. But I told them, I'd write everyday, call them once a week and visit often as I could, but I ain't goin'. They didn't move. Just as well, there's nobody left.

Sam is across the road raking his hay. I hope he can get it baled before it rains. There was a barn fire over in the next township caused by 'hot hay'. My dad was always very careful about stacking the bales in the barn. He would even go in and check later in the day. If you would put your arm down between the bales, you sometimes could feel the heat. He always put them just so in the mow so air would flow easily.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Got the HP back this evening. WooHoo!!!! Now, I must call Dell next week and send that back. It's either that or it's going to be a very expensive frizbee.

Was going to the car show tomorrow but not now. Suzi called and said instead of that, why don't we meet you at the ice cream place around 2:30-3:00? Ice cream? Oh yeh. Besides then I can take Archie with me. When I leave him home, the little brat pees in the kitchen. Pure spite. Yesterday, I mowed the yard and he peed in the kitchen. Yet he doesn't like to be outside when the mowers going. Neither dog likes the mower, so they stay in the house. Can't win. I guess I could crate the little dude.

Really tired, so I'm off to bed.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Oh what a beautiful day this has been. Nice cool breezes, temp in the low 80's, NO humidity. I wish the whole summer would be like this. I mowed the yard, picked up some more brush for the burn pile. Fixed a spot in the yard where they cleaned out their concrete wheelbarrel last fall. Dug up the concrete and thru it in the drive, then put some good dirt in there. Grass seed tomorrow, with some straw on top. Then I can water it when I water the new plants that are in.

Must leave in a few minutes to go get my hair cut. She only lives a couple of miles from me, which is convenient. We've been friends for 20 years. I use to work with her aunt. Which leads me to another thought. Last Friday I had breakfast with the usual group. There are so many times, here lately, that I've met someone and then find out they know or are related to someone I've known a long time. Weird but kinda nice. What's that saying? Oh yeh....

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Lets hope and pray it's not gonna be like the tornado 'season'. TWC is already starting with the hype. I guess its good to be aware of the possiblities, but sometimes I think they over-do it.

I broke down and turned the AC on yesterday. Poor Cleo just can't take the humidity and heat anymore. Neither can her momma. I turn it off at night, down here along the creek is a lot cooler, and I can sleep better and hear better. About 30 years ago, around 1 in the morning, I heard something on the gravel. The dogs started barking, I looked out and saw a small truck in the driveway. So, I let the dogs out, they went tearing around the house and by that time the truck had backed out and went down the road. They had said, "Do you hear those f---ing dogs?" "Yeh, I aint messing with no f---ing dogs!" The next day I called the state cops and talked with a trooper. I asked him about loading the gun (at that time, I was still taking care of mother over here when dad had business to do, one time she walked out of the bedroom carrying the shotgun, so I unloaded it, don't know how she found it, thought I had it put out of site) anyhow, the trooper said the dogs are a big deterrant, but, it's better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

But, on a lighter note. Check out Rural Revolution about her new book. So proud of Patrice and happy for her.