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MORNING ROLL CALL APRIL - JUNE 2021

MORNING ROLL CALL APRIL - JUNE 2021

Good morning everyone on this THURSDAY morning APRIL 1, 2021. 

 

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@catwoman500 

 

69* presently with rain holding off, went outside and never returned until now.

 

Spent the day looking for a piece of siding, hasn’t been made since the 70’s. And the gusts of 50 mph last night sent it flying.

 

Guess someone else is replacing it, not into climbing 3stories on ladder.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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A Sunday hello to all,

@Frozenoem ...did your piece of siding ever turn up? If so...stay off the ladder please. There needs to be age restrictions on ladders! 😏

An uneventful day so far. Rain came during the night and just a few remnants when I left for the grocery store. Met my friend as usual and we caught up with our exciting week. 

Looking forward to the warm-up promised for this coming week. Guess I should call and get the AC maintenance visit on the schedule.

Academy Awards tonight...never even heard of the movies that are up for Oscars. Guess that's what happens when theaters are closed and the only way to get movies is to subscribe to those fancy schmancy viewing services that nickel and dime you to death. Not for me. Well, youngsters...I remember back in the good ole days when there were only 3 channels on the TV, and all you had to do is plug it in the wall.......OK, Boomer! 😹

 

You all take care!

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@catwoman500 

 

Siding may be in next county, have replacement piece and put false shadow line with magic marker (looks similar) from 50 ‘ up.

 

With a cherry picker, and attached harness I would do it. Balance and heights no need to warn me about ladders, not happening.

 

Price of rentals on cherry pickers here have gone up astronomically, same as building materials.

 

Last time I rented for log cabin, was $50 for weekend. Now, $300 for weekend or daily rate $500 on a 6’ length of vinyl siding replacement just not happening.🤣

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Anyone there?Anyone there?

 

Happy Fri-yay, Porch Peeps,

Haven't heard a "peep" from anyone since last Sunday. Hope everyone is OK!

We are having winds that are soon to become damaging, so wanted to get on here while we still have power. Once again we are having strange weather. Wednesday it was close to 90, yesterday in the mid 80's, last night we had some storms which blew out before midnight, and right now it is 64 and blustery, but at least we have sun.

The stop sign across the street from me blew down. I saw the people who live there trying to shore it up with guide wires. Hope it holds. I know it will take the borough eons before they come around to fix it.

 

You all stay well and I hope you are not in the middle of any bad weather.

 

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Saturday afternoon went from high’s in the 70’s to 42* today.

 

@catwoman500 

Found the need to haul some firewood in so, that’s what I’ve been doing between rain and flurry action.🤣

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hello DaveMcK!

It has been chilly here as well!   There was a freeze last night and we have frost warnings for tonight, too.   Brrrr.   I tried to cover some of my more tender perennials outside, but any annuals I've bought so far have been nice and snuggly on my sunny three season porch.  My fingers are just ACHING to start planting something.  (heavy sigh)

The Nanking Cherry bushes are blooming, and I've noticed some flowers blooming in peoples' yard in the city.  It's always so awesome to see everything turning green and have some colors again after a long winter.

Sweet dreams to you and your lovely one!  

--Rosemary

 

 

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It is nice to finally put the shots behind me... for now.  flu, COVID, shingles.  That is until the next year's round begins again.  Of all of them, my least favorite is the Shingrix.  However, just tell yourself that a few days of possible side effects is infinitely better than contracting the actual disease.

 

Last summer when my AC went kaput, my landlord had a guy he knows and has worked with,  come in and replace it.   I remember when he came in setting up the temp AC and working on the installing the new one, he never wore a mask.  I thought it was rude and I maintained my distance, even going outside.  I should have expressed my unease, but he was here with the landlord and I just stayed out of the way -- far out of the way.  Flash forward to yesterday --  found out he just got out of the hospital after recovering from... yep, you guessed it -- COVID.  He worked on other people's heating/AC, too. 🙁 Of course, this is months removed from when he was here, but it just made me mad that he was so careless with that 'Not me' attitude.  One word - karma.  He believes now.  Said it was the worst, most horrendous experience.  In fact, he can't wait to get the vaccine, but I think you have to wait 30 days after recovery?  His whole situation reminded me of what happened with Mr. PoopyPants recently.  (Remember this one, @Frozenoem ? 😂)

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@ MsStretch...

Sorry you didn't feel like you could say something to him....

IMO, I think it's just fine when someone enters your home to expect them to wear a mask.

It is, after all, your house!  

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Stretch,

 

Remember him and was mentioning that just the other day. One week Teddy is still talking about how fake the pandemic is, then seemingly one week later he gets it.🤣

 

He still says he won’t take the jab, Through fear of what’s in it.

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I believe it was in another group, where Politics is still allowed, started by former AARP’ers, years back, or from Prospero plus days. Only have one bat💩 crazy member in the group, MAGA type.

 

Still seeking alternatives, where Politics can be spoken, Tapatalk or FAcebook style.

 

And on that cheery note, it’s time to make a fire, PM if interested, one’s by invite only.

The other requires Tapatalk, just like the golden commode group we used to belong to.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Zzzzzz.  Oh!  Hello!  (HUGE YAWN!)  Wow!  Whomever said the second dose of vaccine made a person sleepy wasn't kidding.  I've been down in bed, curled up with a kitty for most of the day.  I can't even read a book and concentrate on it.  My "to do" list became a "to don't " list really fast today!   I need to get out the toothpicks to prop my eyelids open to make supper tonight!  : )

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Hello, Everyone!

It's clouding up here, getting ready for some rain tomorrow. Yuck...I have to be up early to take my car for inspection tomorrow.

Nothing exciting going on here. I guess I do have to check on my towels in the washer to make sure they are not misbehaving. It's quiet down there so all must be ok unless they killed each other. 

@Frozenoem ...you eat whatever knocks your socks off. I do like food that is "visible," and not hidden under coverings. LOL Not a fan of mystery meat...actually not a big fan of meat in general although I wouldn't say no to a burger! 😻 🍔

It's lunch time here so I guess I'll try to get rid of the rest of the Easter eggs and make some egg salad. 🥚

@RosemaryF433825 ... Nobody I know had that "tired" reaction. I guess you should just sleep it off and you'll be fine. At least you were able to get that second shot! 😸

 

@MsStretch ...keep running from the walking dead. They don't seem to move that fast, so pretty sure you can stay ahead. 😱

 

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@catwoman500   Hey there!  Two other folks I know mentioned feeling super tired the 24 hours after getting the second shot.  But I've been alert enough to go to the city and take care of some errands today.  So it's all good.  I feel really fortunate not to have suffered any other ill affects from it.  Glad to have my shots done.  Now it's get ready for the second Shingles shot in 30 days.  Life is good.  But then, it usually is.  Cheers!!

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Hey, all,

We are just cloudy and cool, so no rain hassle getting to the dealership this morning. The hassle was getting up way too early for me. But...I did it and was out the door at 7:30 and home by 9:30 with inspection, oil change, tires balanced and rotated and new wiper blades. 👨‍🔧  That was for the car by the way...wish I could get service like that on my person! 😸

 

@Frozenoem ...I did hear the weather and the snow in the northern forecast. Hope it doesn't hit you too hard.

 

@RosemaryF433825 ...Glad you regained your wakefulness. 😉

 

Needing more coffee than usual to stay alert today. A nap could be in my future although I'm not ordinarily a napper.

 

Y'all stay safe!

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@catwoman500 

 

I think I’ve gotten used to snow storms year round, the good thing is this time of year it doesn’t last long.🤣

 

Latest I recall is 30 years ago 3 feet in May, gone the next day. Think it has to do with being tailpipe of the US, and proximity to Mt. Washington in NH.

 

Guess I’ll forget the lawn tomorrow, it needs rain. It’ll just fall in the form of snow 4-8”.

 

Besides It’s good for our overall water totals🤣.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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A beautiful spring day here in NW Ga.   Just cool enough for the turtle neck & vest I love so much.  Love those extra pockets.  Coffeenated is a good word.    Not much new here. Diabetic Tiger is now stable and does not have to return for more blood sugar checks.  Whew, it gets old waiting at the vet with a very nervous 107 lb dog. 

 

 

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Hi, Porch Peeps...

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

So…I went to the post office this morning. Not crowded as I went around 11:00. Some…I can’t even describe this guy…loud, grumpy, rude, certainly having a bad day/life guy was at the counter and I can’t believe the employee didn’t give him a warning. He plops the box he wanted to mail on the counter and when the clerk starts his spiel about, “anything fragile, liquid…,” the guy says, “It’s an atomic bomb.”

Jackie, the other clerk, and I exchanged eye rolls… like what an idiot! Just what you need to hear some jerk say in the times we are living in. Then he continues to be rude to the clerk when he asked what mail service he’d like (priority, first class, etc.) He says, “I don’t care if it ever gets there!”

I was finished before this guy and was headed out the door when the clerk tells him to have a good day. The guy yells, “I sure as H--- won’t.” Guessing Mondays were not this guy’s favorite day.

Glad I don’t have to live with all that anger fermenting inside me!

 

Hoping all of you have a great and safe week ahead! I am definitely having more coffee!

 

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😸

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@catwoman500   I guess the guy was not aware of something called the "Bomb Hoax Law."  Yep.  There's one...for real.  It is a federal crime to joke around and say you have a bomb.  And you sure as heck don't want to pick a post office or the airport to say it either.  If someone had reported the guy, he'd REALLY be displeased when he found out he would be serving 5 years in prison and possibly a fine on top of that for his little obnoxious statement!

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Hi, All,

@RosemaryF433825 ...Bomb Hoax Law, huh? How about that! I figured the guy was breaking some sort of law. I'll mention it to the PO people next time I go in. Wonder if it even fazed them? Took me a minute to bite my tongue, afraid of calling him an idiot.

 

@Frozenoem ...you are more of a coffee nut than I am.  

 

This one's for you...

 

Only trouble with a big cup is that it doesn't stay warm.Only trouble with a big cup is that it doesn't stay warm.

 

We should get to the 70's today, then the roller coaster starts and we dip to "feels like the 20's" in the next couple of days. Thunderstorms tomorrow and wind on Thursday. Go figure.

Stay well, everyone!

 

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@catwoman500   Oops!  I got the name turned around, cat!  It's called the "HOAX BOMB LAW."  (ie. bomb threats made as jokes or pranks.) I remember a long time ago seeing a notice in the airport that even joking around about having a bomb could get you in lots of trouble.  (Sorry about the name!)

 

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No problem with warmth of cup, have an airpot from
Naval Exchange keeps my brew hot for 20 hours.

 

My cup is also similar 20 hours, just give it a rinse with hot water for 5 minutes.🤣

 

Airpot cost $30, cup only cost $40K or free with ‘99 Ram Diesel pickup, reality check.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@catwoman500    Interesting that we have the exact same birthstone....!  Ha!

As I was reaching your experience at the post office, I thought I recalled hearing that it is illegal to even JOKE about the possibility of having a bomb.  And it is.  

It's called the Bomb Hoax Law and it's very legit.  Turns out the guy committed a Federal offense by his comment, and the post office should have notified the police.  Truthfully, would have served the guy right!

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Afternoon all, put me down for DD French Vanilla Bean birthstone have been on a buzz since the 13th.

 

Today it’s 60, and put away my parka, tomorrow snow is coming🤣.Trees are budding, tiger lilies are putting out shoots.

 

Was your shot Moderna or Phizer, Ro? Some have reported sleepiness for Moderna.

 

Phizer no sleepiness or anything, course I drain a pot of caffeine per day. How to keep my hand steady when flooding a Printed Circuit the size of the E on a dime.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozenoem   Hiya Frozen.  My shot was a Pfizer one.  

Now I have to wait thirty days and get my second Shingles vaccine.  Not looking forward to that one...first one was a real bite!  Arm was totally shot for 5 days after.

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@catwoman500 

 

Not mystery meat, I still can tell the difference between chicken and rats. Texture and meat fibers. There’s just something about the taste of crunchy KFC original.

 

Something similar to DC’s Americana hotel and whatever fried chicken place was in the basement and kept me full for 2 years in Pentagon City.

 

Prefer my fish , self caught salmon , oh yeah.

 

Ribeyes lightly encrusted in a Montreal spice , for no longer than 7 minutes in cast iron pan.

 

About the only weather issue for the moment is snow for Friday and Saturday. Closed my windows and brought in firewood, just in case of power outages.

 

Even dusted off off my Coleman’s camp stove and Percolator for DD French Vanilla. Bought 8 lbs with 20% discount.🤣

 

Think I’m going to fill up my wood box, now.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozenoem   I remember when I was a kid and KFC came to town.  I swear my Dad brought it home after work once a week.  It was all so peppery and thick with breading.  Bleah...I just can't eat it.

Of course, pork steaks with the fat left on and fried up in lard wasn't any better.  But that's a whole other story.  

 

Fresh-caught salmon?  Licking my lips!  YUMMM!

I just made a big chunk of prime ribs last weekend.  OMG!  It was so good with that special rub, it should be labeled as sinful !  (heh!)

 

Something I've been meaning to ask but haven't up til now, Frozen.  What is with the "swing these hunks of glass, plastic, and silicon against the nearest wall" about, please?  Thanks!

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@RosemaryF433825 

 

It’s the joy of truncated sentences.Type one thing out and another appears.

 

I’d still like to swing these hunks of glass and silicone against the nearest wall.

AKA computers, smartphones, hard drives, etc. I’ve been doing this too long since 1968.

 

There was an explanation when I joined AARP a century ago.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozenoem   Ahhh....got it!   Thanks!  👍

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My neighbors/landlord (I live in a little house on the property) get their first dose today.  Both under 65.  Virginia has moved to getting all adults vaccinated.

 

@OscarE1968 and @RosemaryF433825 , I have avoided turning into a zombie yet, although the furkids and I are still running from them (via the Zombies, Run! app). 👾

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Hello and Happy Sunday to all On the Front Porch. Hope everyone is doing well as life slowly but surely begins to return to some form of normalcy. Happy to say I've had both my shots of the Moderma vaccine. Hope everyone has had the opportunity to get vaccinated. Wish you all a Beautiful start to Spring.

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@OscarE1968    Hiya, Oscar!   And a beautiful start to Spring for you as well.  

Good to hear you got both shots.  I finally got my second one this morning.  I haven't grown a third eyeball on my forehead, or an extra leg...so it appears I am surviving it well.  Hahahaha!

Cheers!

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