Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
After a short time out on the lawn, old George started leaning off to the right, so some family members grabbed him, straightened him up, and stuffed pillows on his right.
A short time later, he started leaning off to his left, so again the family grabbed him and stuffed pillows on his left. Soon he started leaning forward, so the family members again grabbed him and then tied a pillowcase around his waist to hold him up.
His grandson, who arrived late, came up to old George and said, 'Hi, Poppaw, you're looking good! How are they treating you?
Old George took out his little notepad and slowly wrote a note to him...
'They won't let me fart.'
So when I decided how I wanted the porch done... I got estimates of the work to be done. So here is what they came up with first.
25 X 8 porch with two sets of steps. The cost from these guys were higher than Giraffe ears. I told them no thank you. I ended up talking to some guys out of the blue that said hey I can do that for you for X amount of money and here is what we can do for you.
They made me a huge porch 25 X 10, 16 X 20 extension off to the side, 3 sets of steps. The huge set on the front of the house was going to be straight up and down. I told them to angle them they said ok. It looks more inviting that way.
Ok Side tracked again on the story... let me see where was I???.. Ok you can't see the third set of steps from the picture. This set of steps leads to a huge concrete pad that I put my above ground pool on :) Now now people..don't get green with envy over my swanky pool.. it's ...A K-Mart blue light special .. at $49.00 at the end of the year sale. It's one of those you blow up the top rubber ring and fill it with water and there you go instant pool. The BBQ -er is on it too.
It had been an extremely hot June and July when they were putting the porch on. They asked me did I want the old cinder blocks removed ... where the old porch was. I told them heck no... I figured that would keep the creatures out from under the porch. (What a lame idea...the creatures still get under there) the guys were so thankful.. as the days were over 100 at the time.
So with it being that hot... I of course took them out cold drinks, fed them once in a while and told them to knock off in the afternoons if they wanted too. So I think that is why they surprised me with the steps to the shed.
If I had to work with anyone again building something at my house in the hot summer.. I would do the same thing again. People don't need to kill themselves doing a job. I don't like the heat of the day... and no one working outside should have to work that part of the day either.
I think that is why they invented naps :) We didn't have Air conditioning back when I was a kid and we always took a nap :)
4. Up until now... I didn't really know what to say on here. Now I have made some very very very wonderful Internet friends. We share sewing ideas and tips. I even do apron swaps with them.
5. Its hard for a person who lives alone to come up with clever and wonderful ideas without having that daily interaction of others living in your home. So.... I guess you are going to hear about all the antics of my creatures that live at home with me.
6. So I say " Live live live ... life is a party" just like Auntie Mame says:)
The House of OZ ... Kansas
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5' long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really and (loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries) thinking to myself, 'no possible way!' What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best...? I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as if to say, 'don't do it dummy,' reasoning that a one second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad. I decided to give myself a one second burst just for heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and . . HOLY MOTHER OF GOD . . . WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION . . WHAT THE HECK!!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
LoL we will all be here someday..
But I hope not for a long time to come. I am one of these baby boomers.. and it is really amazing to see all the changes that are occuring in the world right now. Times were really simple as I grew up as a child. You had 3 choices of what to watch on TV ... Channels NBC, CBS, ABC.... not to hard to choose right?
Sunday, August 24, 2008
P.S. Your girlfriend called.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
"Everybody was Kung Fu fightin!"
A nip here, a tuck there........you look marvelous dahling!
" Hey lady, I think I found your problem!"
Do you REALLY think I'll grow into this???
"Aaaawww Man! I almost had it!!!!"
Is this your kid?
You got me for amusement purposes only, right?
(I had to look twice to realize this is the cat's paw!)
Gently moisten the area before moving in for the kill...
Please papa, don't leave me!