Haven't started a new porch in awhile, but woke up so early this morning and am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, lol! Not really, but it sounds good I did get the fire going again before Den got up, so that gave him a little break...good timing as he slept in a little bit. Don't forget to go back and read the last posts from #1118. Maybe this will work for a spring picture...a reminder to change our clocks this Sunday...and smoke alarm batteries. So glad to see these reminders of the season change...that, and the warmer temps coming to Iowa next week. And...our ice is finally starting to GO AWAY! Sun, I'm glad you got your crown put back on without too much pain or bother...my dad was a dentalphobe (was that the word?) and wouldn't go to the dentist himself or make us kids go. We did eventually start going whenever we had problems. I got along okay until my pregnancies, then it seemed my teeth just "fell apart." I love Carol Burnett...so funny, but still in good taste Yes, these kids can scare us to death sometimes. I saw the girls being interviewed on the news...they used their survival skills, learned from many family camping trips. Hope they won't try something like that again... Our Peace Sign is a very vocal kitty...purrs all the time, inside or out, whenever there is a human around. Mikie, I saw the tornado coverage also...can't even imagine losing everything like that. And some of the homeowners without insurance. Did I read correctly that the tree trimmer died up in the tree? Several times in Belize we would hear about a person working in the forest or "bush"...falling on their machete and bleeding to death right there. I keep telling Den I need a small chainsaw so I can do my own trim work...but I'm also afraid of hurting myself. Best to just let him do it... Kim, I meant to wish you Happy Birthday, also...brain fog struck again, though. Glad you had a good day with your hubby, but sorry the next day wasn't so great. Barry, it's so hard to get going on those appointments...and they seem to pile up at times. Hope you can get everything taken care of with good results. Rock, I agree about spilling the drinks in stores. Our Wal Mart used to have a McDonald's inside the building. People would walk around all the time, eating and drinking, lol! I don't drink Starbucks myself, but Amy and Keira love it...it was a treat for their long drive home. And the gift cards are handy for Christmas stockings, etc. Well, I opened another window so I could switch back and forth to remember who said what, lol...getting dizzy now Better just say a quick "Hi" to the rest of our crew and go recheck the fire. Early morning (if I'm awake and actually up) is my most productive time of day...so I'll try to make good use of it. Take care, everyone!