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01-20-2020 10:57 AM
LadyDi Good morning everyone.
01-20-2020 10:49 AM
MeadowCat
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
Our dogs have always freaked when the microwave beeps when the power flickers. The reason is every time that happens, MY negative energy shoots through the roof!

I finally managed (many years ago) to have three dogs who weren't afraid of thunderstorms (a Dobie, a Lab, and a mutt), until this one particular storm that went over the top of us. Lightning hit the plumbing vent on the roof, went down that pipe until it became PVC, then jumped over a foot to the refrigerator on the porch, and from there, through the wiring to the breaker box. Two light fixtures EXPLODED. I am not kidding. There was glass everywhere, and I absolutely freaked out. I was screaming at the dogs to stay out of the kitchen (tiny shards of glass all over the floor and some embedded in the wood cabinets) and they didn't know whether to sh*t or go blind. Our PHONE WAS MELTED. The aftermath of that was not to be believed. The TV went all wonky with big fat stripes of color and of course, both computers got fried. The stress level in the house was intense. But we got the mess cleaned up, and eventually got all the damaged items replaced (including the fridge, which was also fried). Days later, when I was getting a pan out of the back of the bottom cabinet in the kitchen, I found shards of glass in it. And those doors were closed when the fixtures exploded, so the glass went through the tiny crack of the opening, apparently. Scary stuff.

Anyway, from that point forward, if any of those dogs heard thunder off in the distance, they started shaking and slobbering and trying to climb up on my head. Zipper wasn't here yet then, so all she did when something chirped or beeped was shiver and back up to me, wanting me to hug her and hold her until the storm was over. Whenever we had a storm warning, she and I BOTH would take some melatonin or Benadryl or something else to make us sleepy and not so stressed. I used to love thunderstorms when I lived in Oregon, but since I've lived here, I've learned to fear them. Missy is pretty good - she's still scared, but she's a tough little girl and she manages to control it. Jasper, being a Pyr, is naturally afraid of loud noises (thunder, gunshots, trucks backfiring), so when he hears a rumble or a bang, he hides in his house until he deems it safe to come out.
Whoa!
01-20-2020 10:02 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by Cressrb View Post
Somethings wrong with my computer speaker and I can't listen to song links you all are sending. I will go back and listen to everyone when I find the problem...
Been there, done that!

Click on the volume button on the video.

Yes, I felt stupid too!
01-20-2020 10:00 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
Oh, I thought you were going to say that my new virtue, on account of the monumental annoyance it's likely to cause (or has already caused) is now my last vice.

But where have YOU been? We have twelve cats in the house now.



Oh, I get it! Well, I'm multi-talented. My grandmother used to tell me I was a flibbertygibbet. ROFL! The truth is, I'm just curious, and I like to know the how and the why of everything I come in contact with. It keeps me busy and out of trouble, at least.



Boo! Hiss! I have a love/hate relationship with purslane. It's a horribly invasive (and ubiquitous) weed here, and I can't tell you how many hours I've spent ripping it out of my garden. But then I decided to find out WHAT it was, and it turns out not only is it edible, but it's as high in Omega-3 fatty acids as fish. Funny thing, out here on the prairie, where there are no fish for hundred and hundreds of miles, that a plant rich in Omega-3 would be so abundant. (Mother Nature always provides.) So I ate some, and it's not bad - kind of light and lemony, and succulent, so very refreshing on a hot day.

It also seems to provide a really nice living mulch in my garden beds and containers, so now I don't hate it anymore. It drinks some water itself, but stores a lot in the leaves, and the shade keeps the soil cool and damp so I don't have to water as often. When I do have to pull a bunch out, whatever I don't eat I toss to the chickens, and they seem to like it a lot. Even the cows will eat it if I put a pile of it in front of them.



Me three. Well, not anymore, but I used to be. Went to parochial school through 6th grade, then my poor father had to pull me and my sister out because the rest of my Catholic mother's kids were getting to be school-aged, and dad couldn't afford that many tuitions. Mom wanted eight, Dad stopped her at five. Whew! Five was PLENTY!


Agreed! Smart Dad!

Do you have any brothers, Lannie?
01-20-2020 09:48 AM
Cressrb Somethings wrong with my computer speaker and I can't listen to song links you all are sending. I will go back and listen to everyone when I find the problem...
01-20-2020 09:43 AM
Cressrb Wow, that is unreal. I would have reacted like the dogs.
01-20-2020 09:13 AM
ECIN WoW ! What a storm story Lannie !
01-20-2020 08:37 AM
Lannie
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Modm - Had to laugh at the Chirping roller - Back many years ago , when Kasia was here - every time of juice would flicker - it made the smoke alarm chirp a few times , Kasia would head to the door and want out . Or out here in the office , it took her all day to settle down .
Our dogs have always freaked when the microwave beeps when the power flickers. The reason is every time that happens, MY negative energy shoots through the roof!

I finally managed (many years ago) to have three dogs who weren't afraid of thunderstorms (a Dobie, a Lab, and a mutt), until this one particular storm that went over the top of us. Lightning hit the plumbing vent on the roof, went down that pipe until it became PVC, then jumped over a foot to the refrigerator on the porch, and from there, through the wiring to the breaker box. Two light fixtures EXPLODED. I am not kidding. There was glass everywhere, and I absolutely freaked out. I was screaming at the dogs to stay out of the kitchen (tiny shards of glass all over the floor and some embedded in the wood cabinets) and they didn't know whether to sh*t or go blind. Our PHONE WAS MELTED. The aftermath of that was not to be believed. The TV went all wonky with big fat stripes of color and of course, both computers got fried. The stress level in the house was intense. But we got the mess cleaned up, and eventually got all the damaged items replaced (including the fridge, which was also fried). Days later, when I was getting a pan out of the back of the bottom cabinet in the kitchen, I found shards of glass in it. And those doors were closed when the fixtures exploded, so the glass went through the tiny crack of the opening, apparently. Scary stuff.

Anyway, from that point forward, if any of those dogs heard thunder off in the distance, they started shaking and slobbering and trying to climb up on my head. Zipper wasn't here yet then, so all she did when something chirped or beeped was shiver and back up to me, wanting me to hug her and hold her until the storm was over. Whenever we had a storm warning, she and I BOTH would take some melatonin or Benadryl or something else to make us sleepy and not so stressed. I used to love thunderstorms when I lived in Oregon, but since I've lived here, I've learned to fear them. Missy is pretty good - she's still scared, but she's a tough little girl and she manages to control it. Jasper, being a Pyr, is naturally afraid of loud noises (thunder, gunshots, trucks backfiring), so when he hears a rumble or a bang, he hides in his house until he deems it safe to come out.
01-20-2020 08:33 AM
TNfisher Good morning everyone. Surprise, surprise, the weather folks were WRONG. Yesterday they were claiming we'd have plenty of sunshine today with no wind but what did I see when I took Mocha out this morning? Clouds, snow flurries, and that wind is blowing pretty good. Made for a fast potty break though.
01-20-2020 08:19 AM
Lannie
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
Uhh....Lannie....Sorry to inform you that smoking wasn't your last vice.....




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Oh, I thought you were going to say that my new virtue, on account of the monumental annoyance it's likely to cause (or has already caused) is now my last vice.

But where have YOU been? We have twelve cats in the house now.

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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
On my previous post comment, a few pages back, I just meant to say we're all impressed by your multi-talented skills and work ethic- including drag racer, mechanic, floral enthusiast, rancher and animal loving, butter-making frontier woman!
Oh, I get it! Well, I'm multi-talented. My grandmother used to tell me I was a flibbertygibbet. ROFL! The truth is, I'm just curious, and I like to know the how and the why of everything I come in contact with. It keeps me busy and out of trouble, at least.

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Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
I am thinking that is maybe a variegated portulaca on the table...its really hard to tell
Boo! Hiss! I have a love/hate relationship with purslane. It's a horribly invasive (and ubiquitous) weed here, and I can't tell you how many hours I've spent ripping it out of my garden. But then I decided to find out WHAT it was, and it turns out not only is it edible, but it's as high in Omega-3 fatty acids as fish. Funny thing, out here on the prairie, where there are no fish for hundred and hundreds of miles, that a plant rich in Omega-3 would be so abundant. (Mother Nature always provides.) So I ate some, and it's not bad - kind of light and lemony, and succulent, so very refreshing on a hot day.

It also seems to provide a really nice living mulch in my garden beds and containers, so now I don't hate it anymore. It drinks some water itself, but stores a lot in the leaves, and the shade keeps the soil cool and damp so I don't have to water as often. When I do have to pull a bunch out, whatever I don't eat I toss to the chickens, and they seem to like it a lot. Even the cows will eat it if I put a pile of it in front of them.

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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I am Catholic too Aunt B. Gotcha!

Me three. Well, not anymore, but I used to be. Went to parochial school through 6th grade, then my poor father had to pull me and my sister out because the rest of my Catholic mother's kids were getting to be school-aged, and dad couldn't afford that many tuitions. Mom wanted eight, Dad stopped her at five. Whew! Five was PLENTY!
01-20-2020 06:53 AM
ECIN Good morning Modm ! Looks like you and I are the only go getters this morning

Isn't that Joey a real Looker ?? That Aunt Bug sure whipped him into shape , didn't she ?? Could it been from Bug chasing him around for messing with Leon or Clark ? Maybe he's scared to goof up - lol - Scared stiff ???? LMAO

Aunt Bonnie - your words are so true ! I don't know how many these we passed up to take care of our best friends - really ticked off some family over my dissension sometimes - lol you know what ?? I don't care !

Modm - Had to laugh at the Chirping roller - Back many years ago , when Kasia was here - every time of juice would flicker - it made the smoke alarm chirp a few times , Kasia would head to the door and want out . Or out here in the office , it took her all day to settle down .

Lots to do today - something happened to the water softener - salt tank is half full of water - did check the drain and it appears to be ok , so its probably in a
valve someplace .

Everybody have a great day
01-20-2020 05:31 AM
modm Good morning everyone!

So I know I am in the extreme minority here - but since yesterday's chirping paint roller Mila has been getting on the extra sofa. We went out to supper yesterday as we were tired from cleaning and painting so didn't want to make something.

Mila was on the couch. Got up this morning with her and I went to the restroom before taking her out....came out and looked where she normally is - sitting in the middle of the rug or at the door waiting. She wasn't there. She was curled up on the couch. So had to shoo her off and take her out.
01-20-2020 05:23 AM
modm
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I asked him. He said he's got to much to do here. He wants to tear my house up and improve it. I tried, Davy.

I like what you have done.

I was going to ask as well, how do you sell a house and attempt to buy another at the same time? I can't take that kind of stress, unless I have tons of money in the bank. Which I don't.

This house is my first house and it made me a nervous wreck just going through the house buying process while living in a rented FEMA trailer.

Thanks SP!

As for buying/selling at same time is hard I think. Once we put this house on the market we hope to get a contract relatively soon. Once we do we shop harder for one we like. In contract put words around if our house sells. Not sure about the contract for buying our current home.

Yes would/will be stressful. I suppose the back up plan would be to put stuff in storage and rent until we find something. That is where the money would go...and no don't have tons in the bank either

Neighbors across the street put their house on the market last Nov. Sold in 3 weeks. They found a new one in a week or so. Both houses closed out in Dec....They moved out same day as new people moved in. Which for them also was a bit of stress.
01-19-2020 11:57 PM
Cressrb Oh Bug, I know just what you mean about the clothes. For so many years everything I owned was geared around dog shows. Pockets, colors, etc. Then one year my kids bought me a ticket to Utah Symphony. I did break out into a sweat and tore my closet apart throwing clothes everywhere. Dogs do that to you - ruin your social life, your wardrobe and certain friends and sometimes family.

BTW, I need you. My daughter is going to show Bodhi this Spring and we need help.
01-19-2020 11:20 PM
StrykersPerson Ozark Mountain Daredevils ~ If You Wanna Get To Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVtHMDJcmxE

Can you tell I am off tomorrow?
01-19-2020 11:10 PM
StrykersPerson Some music for you old farts?

April Wine - Roller (Official Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usWQOPTORn8
01-19-2020 10:38 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
2 more pics from Aunt Bug...I know she's getting tired of me bugging her to find out where the original, good size pics went off to LOL



Joey.

Come here cute pupperoni.

01-19-2020 09:14 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
It sounds like she was retiring right after this ride...what a memory for her last show. I think I'd like that better than a trophy...though I guess if there is money involved it might be a tough choice.
Well, he said he's got one of her foals in training. Sounds to me like her money making will be in breeding.

That was a damn nice ride even if they didn't win.
01-19-2020 09:11 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
Oh yeah! Can't tell me much about uniforms--as a Catholic kid whose Caltholic grandmother wanted me in a parochial (read catholic) school for which she was willing to pay--I was in a Catholic school from the third to the 9th grade.

And what did that accomplish? Well, I memorized a lot of stuff and did the First Communion and Confirmation deals and came out knowing nothing about clothes. From then to this day I break out into a nervous sweat if I have to actually find something appropriate to wear to anything other than dog show. I still have to take someone shopping with me to figure out what to wear to a wedding, a funeral or someone's grade school, high school or college graduation.

ABTLH

You crack me up!

People around here have never seen me in a dress. They ask me if I even own a dress.

I tell them yes, I have one funeral, wedding, job interview and court appearance dress.

Actually I have several classy dresses which are out dated. I just try really hard not to go to funerals, weddings, job interviews or court.

01-19-2020 09:11 PM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Ma,

That horse is probably worth more now than she was before the bridle broke.

Awesome training and a smart horse.
It sounds like she was retiring right after this ride...what a memory for her last show. I think I'd like that better than a trophy...though I guess if there is money involved it might be a tough choice.
01-19-2020 09:08 PM
melbrod OK, picture #1, I can see a skittery little puppy lurking in there somewhere behind the big boy pose.

#2 is a "Look how big I am" pose...except his body/foot size ratio gives him away.

He is lookin' good, for sure.

Not Catholic, but in southern Louisiana "they" are all around you. I didn't have to wear uniforms in the public school, but my mom dressed me in "mom" clothes. The schools didn't allow girls to wear pants until I was in 9th grade, and my mom had something against blue jeans in class. I could wear blue jean style pants to school, but they couldn't be blue.

Anyway, once I started doing horse stuff, blue jeans were what I wore unless I was at school, and I never learned much of anything else when it came to clothes. So long as I'm comfortable and reasonably well covered, I don't care what I wear.

It cuts my clothing bill by quite a lot.
01-19-2020 09:06 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
A darn good "off-leash" performance:


Broken bridle performance at 2018 AQHA Sr Reining World Championship
Ma,

That horse is probably worth more now than she was before the bridle broke.

Awesome training and a smart horse.
01-19-2020 08:58 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
That's a very good question, Denny. And I shall try to answer you the best I can

The local Ford dealer is right down the street from us, which is convenient.
With many services, they are priced the same, or even less than the other places and with them, I know a Ford certified tech is looking at my vehicle and putting genuine Ford parts on it. For example, an oil change at quicky lube or valvoline cost around $60-$70 (and they always pressure you to get the better oil, and replace this and that). At Ford, I get the works package for $49 which is an oil change (using the correct oil), plus tire rotation, a check of all fluids, and a multipoint inspection.

This can be a shady town, with the large army base here....too many people try to inflate their prices and rip off the military including retirees so over time, I've kinda figured out who's half-way honest.
Sound answer, Frank. And I must remember this when customers are complaining about where to take their vehicles for warranty work. I forgot the NY, NJ, CA and multiple other State customers have an issue with traveling because of the traffic congestion.

Thank you for answering my question.

I had to take Rustine to the south side of OKC to get some electrical work done which about killed me. Saving the money was worth it but the nerve racking drive aged me by about 2 years. Gave me knowledge though. When the first mechanic couldn't find out what was wrong and I made that dreadful trip to the second mechanic I now know about mice issues.

01-19-2020 08:41 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
Oh yeah! Can't tell me much about uniforms--as a Catholic kid whose Caltholic grandmother wanted me in a parochial (read catholic) school for which she was willing to pay--I was in a Catholic school from the third to the 9th grade.

And what did that accomplish? Well, I memorized a lot of stuff and did the First Communion and Confirmation deals and came out knowing nothing about clothes. From then to this day I break out into a nervous sweat if I have to actually find something appropriate to wear to anything other than dog show. I still have to take someone shopping with me to figure out what to wear to a wedding, a funeral or someone's grade school, high school or college graduation.

ABTLH

I am Catholic too Aunt B. Gotcha!

01-19-2020 08:38 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by modm View Post
Hmm - could we borrow Mister
I asked him. He said he's got to much to do here. He wants to tear my house up and improve it. I tried, Davy.

I like what you have done.

I was going to ask as well, how do you sell a house and attempt to buy another at the same time? I can't take that kind of stress, unless I have tons of money in the bank. Which I don't.

This house is my first house and it made me a nervous wreck just going through the house buying process while living in a rented FEMA trailer.

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