Good Sunday Morning, Kids, I'll be back to respond to the last posts on the old Porch. OK, I'm back. I decided to post some clouds for Duckie and all y'all. These are mammata cumulus clouds for the obvious reason; they look like breasts. When they get too heavy and pendulous, there is rain because they can no longer contain it. Somewhere on my old phone, I have a pic of the sky full of them over our hood. They were a strange yellow color. Like with the lenticulars, these don't show up often. I sat out on the balcony for a bit earlier just to enjoy the cumulus clouds to the west out along the shore and islands. There was thunder and rain was expected on the islands but not inland. It was 21 years ago today that Mom and I arrived in FL. I've never regretted moving here except that I do miss my kids. Claudia is in the same situation. Her daughter lives in Denver. When I win the lottery, we are all going to CO for vacation. In the meantime, I'll just have to use my rewards to take a trip. Not going until I'm feeling better and DGS is home from camp. Tomorrow is his birthday. Can't believe he is 13 already. Can't believe I'm gonna turn 73. Hmmm, that's the same term used when food gets old--it has turned. Joe drove by. He's out doing his daily inspection of the hood. No one knows more than he when it comes to what's going on in here. Barry, yes, when Monte's dingleberries are harvested, he should stop catting around. When tomcats would disappear for a day or two, my Mom used to say they were on their honeymoons. I'm sorry the heat is getting to you. I also sweat like a pig when I'm out in it. I pretty much stay inside in the afternoons. It's nice out this morning. Lots of people suffering with breathing problems and coughs from the Red Tide which is out of control. There are three agencies fighting over how money will be spent to fix the problems with Lake O and the water in our rivers. It will get fixed and I think it will take several things to fix it. Too many tourist dollars at stake not to fix it. Good luck with your EBV test. I keep Acyclovir on hand and take it PRN. Rock, mountain lions, coyotes and bears, oh my. Just saw a video of a mama bear and her cubs raiding a lanai where the people stored their garbage can. It's not safe to do that unless there are locks on the lids. Videos of alligators in people's pools and on their lanais are common here. Cats, dogs and children aren't safe around them. Love your okra and plug nickel puns. I bow to your mastery. Congratulations on that big zucchini. I used to grow it. It's good sliced, cooked and served with butter on it. Mmmm. I also made zucchini bread which the family loved. Summertime always brings back sweet memories of gardening for me. Star, I'm sorry your hothouse project didn't go well. Building something like that is a big job. Seems that whenever I try to do anything anymore, it just turns to crap. Not sure I'll ever take on anything again. Heck, I struggle to paint my nails. I love to browse through landscaping catalogs. I always wonder why we don't have more variety in our surroundings. There are soooo many more plants than one would ever think. Good luck with your gardening. Just got a message from Comcast that I've used 90 percent of my internet data for the month. What! No one said anything about a limit on it. So, another call to them. While I have them on the line, I'll mention the three times the internet has been out. I'll also ask about the broadcast signal which was out for days. I have to wonder if the end of net neutrality has anything to do with limits on internet. OK, Kids, I'm outta here. Have a BIG Sunday paper to read. Hope all y'all are enjoying your weekend. Love, Mikie HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR JULY BABIES!