Anything You Wanna Talk About VI - Prolly Mostly Off-TopicComments (150)Lol..Good one Al! Sounds like you have a batty of a problem...lol You could always move your plants aside and make room.ha I'm praying for an end to this miserable cold weather..How did the birds fare this year for you? Did they come back? I did mention something about your frogs, but now I forget.. I hope all is well and that the real frogs will be able to sing again soon..This winter is just killing me..I think I know what it's like to live in a cave now...I'm as white as a ghost. Hello Laura and Josh and every one else..Good to see you all surviving...I have not seen this cold for years...I am grateful my fish loaded pond did not freeze up..It almost did since I accidently shut the power off to the pond pump..It only too two days for the whole top to freeze over but luckily I noticed it and broke the top open so the fish could breath. I also notice that my ground in the garden must be frozen at least more than 6 inches deep! I hope my bulb and perrenials make it through this. Let's see, what else? I left all my potted plants in a dark area of my garden and they have been buried with snow since December..I hope they make it too by the time the thaw comes..Keeping my fingers crossed. What else? Since I have been couped up inside, I have painted ever single room in my home and added a three seasons porch..That explians my absence besides sickness.. The only saving grace this winter was my greehoused plants, especially my orchids and two bull frogs inside! I actually downloaded brid chirping and sounds along with relaxing sounds and play that with my eyes closes in the nice very humid warm greenhouse on sunny days in this weather..Sure takes the edge off! All the orchids have come to bloom and many others.. Laura..What a beautiful picture of that frog!!!!!!! It's so postcard looking. I love it and you know how I feel about frogs! Thanks for that. Good to see there is still a REAL need for you while you are home, right?lol I remember was he was just born and when you visited me...Seems like yesterday. Either that frog is so content, or just trying to stay warm. Josh, Let it rain and rain, right? You could use all the rain you can get.Horay for the peppers buddy! P.s..I talked to Jodik and she is ok..I am trying to get her back here...She's a gem and missed here. So's Jojo..She is ok too..Says hello. Hoping you all well and wamrth. MIke...See More
Do you miss them?Comments (45)There was a time when many of us shared ours lives on the Conversations Forum. We also used the "personal' page to update others on our activities. The GW made a change years ago that spooked many of us from writing on those pages. I wish that we would return to being able to update others on our activities. All kinds of things our affecting our lives that I would like to hear about. Many of us cannot garden well, or have events that are interfering with our being able to communicate. We don't want to say something "of topic", so we do not post. As time goes by we stop all together. We need to activate the "off topic" (conversations) forum. Problem: Did GW tell us that what we post will automatically go online? Something scared us, and I do not remember what it was. Sammy...See More
Rain/Floods/Tornadoes and our babiesComments (19)We lost our power for like 2 days in the hot summer. I remember taking a lot of COLD baths to cool us off. That was miserable!! Girl I know you probably took an extra long hot shower today. Just one question though. Did you look like a prune when you got out?? LOL totally teasing of course!! The lake seems to be receding in some parts so this is a good thing. Here is another shot I took this afternoon. My southern charm scored me this shot. Tennessee state troopers are guarding this spot and if you haven't figured me out by my text yet well you will have no doubt after you here this to how I truly am. We drive down by the road closed signs and I roll down my window and yell out the window. "Can I get out and look at the water?" state trooper said "No" I asked "Even to take a picture" he shook his head then I asked "Can I hand you my camera and you take a shot for me?" While handing my camera out the window while cheesing a big huge smile. The state trooper laughed shook his head and motioned for me to come up there and said "just make it fast" smiling the entire time!! Hee Hee And here is the shot!! This is the river and I am standing on the top of the levee. The river normally is about 100 to 150 feet from the furthest utility pole on the right hand side. I was dumbfounded when I saw in person how close the water was to the top!! Now I know for sure why they are guarding this thing so tightly!!...See More
new: MNF: Tulips found Uranus fragrant!!! :'}}Comments (150)Thank you everyone, the news has had me a little down, but he is already recieving calls on his resume (isn't the electronic age something) so hopefully it won't be long. My blood almost boils when I think of it. Everybody wants young people, who will work for half the money (usually do half the work too) On the good news side, we have finally convinced MIL to move closer to us, (very close we will be able to wave to each other from the back porch) She has been living alone out in the country since her husband passed away two years ago. We invited her to live with us, but she didn't want 'to be in the way' (her words not ours). When a little house on the street behind us came available we took her to see it and she is buying it! (she already has a firm contract on her house) So she should be moved in by the end of next month! We are all very excited. She is 74 and we have been very worried about her all alone. Michele I am so excited for you about your greenhouse! you are such a lucky girl, can't wait to see it built! Melissa, what a beautiful home you have! So many windows too! I agree with Tracy, better cover up those ladies, they look very cold! I love forsythia, mine are blooming now lots of yellow sunshine in the garden the daffodils are blooming too! Tracy wow! what a deal on the tile! I have ceramic in the baths and kitchen and I LOVE IT! (it's cold,) but so easy to clean, always looks great! Don't forget to get no skid mats on those tiles! (nothing worse than having the mat slip out from under you when to step out of the tub! well now that I have said hello I feel a little better, we are supposed to have 'weather' wind, rain' all day today. So I best go and stand guard over my WS containers so they don't blow away! Have a great day everyone! Frances...See More
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