I'll be back. In the meantime, enjoy this little English country cottage. It took longer than expected to open a new Porch because our power went out and the modem wouldn't reboot. Used to be that the robot menu at Comcast offered the option of automatically having them send a signal to the modem. They no longer offer that and now, one has to talk to someone in a foreign country who tries more than once to upsell the service. They are sooo obsequious and chatty that I want to scream at them, "Just fix the friggin' problem." Good grief!
Good Friday Morning, Dear Porchies,
I did nothing yesterday. I have been getting up with headaches. A week or so ago, I picked up a heavy bag of newspapers to recycle and felt something on my left side up in the midriff area give way. I rested and it felt better so didn't give it another thought. Night before last, I had severe pain in the lower left area by the groin. I don't know whether I have a hernia or whether it was a diverticulitis attack. In any case, I rested and prayed for relief. It's much better and I'm hoping I can get something done around here. Costco has Smart Water and coffee K-cups on sale so I'd like to run down there. It's close. Love this location; it's close to most everything.
Rock, I smiled at the Cheshire Cat joke. I wet the toothbrush and I think SV likes the moisture in his mouth. Basically, he likes anything he can rub on or anything which is rubbed on him. When I was a kid, a guy in the hood had a Golden Delicious apple tree and we kids would pick his apples. I think he knew but never drove us off. Another neighbor across the alley had an apple tree with sour green apples. We kids would eat them knowing that they would give us a stomach ache. Back in the day, alleys were a great source of fun and adventure for kids. We played softball every evening til dark in the summertime, knowing our batted balls wouldn't hit any cars. We would go through garbage cans looking for treasures. We used the alleys and spaces between houses for our travels in the hood. I remember it fondly.
Barry, if Sylvie stepped on the 'Input' button, it may have caused the TV to expect to be getting the signal from a different source. You can keep pressing the Input button until it gets back to where the signal should be coming from. Mine shuffles between the antenna/cable, HDMI ports and other ports used for gaming. Whenever the TV won't work, try that button. The pork roast sounds delish. They did one on the Today Show which had been cooked with a spicy rub on it. They sliced it and put it in a salad with all kinds of good stuff, including feta cheese. All pets in our county have to be licensed. When the vets do rabies shots, they have to report it to the county with the name of the pet and the owner. If a license isn't purchased, the county goes after the owner. It's easier to just get it and have peace of mind. Also, the money helps with animal control and the no kill shelter. I'm 74 and have been sick since 2000 but I suspect my ailments were lying in wait for me since childhood. All it took was the mycoplasma infection to trigger things full blown. I whine a lot but, when I see people who are paralyzed or blind, I thank God for my blessings. Wish we were all well.
Sun, I envy all that kitchen cabinet storage space. Condos in FL are usually assumed to be second vacation homes and lack kitchen storage. These cabinets are cheap particle wood with a laminate white finish on them. I don't mind because they look pretty good and aren't dated. I put new hardware on them for $100. Joe's building is about 10 years older than mine and he has the beige cabinets with the oak strip across the front. They were popular back in the 80's and were considered to be European looking. All his appliances match the cabinets. Instead of upgrading to stainless, he replaces appliances with the same beige color. He likes the look. If I were ever to redo the kitchen, I'd probably just replace the cabinet doors and drawers with new ones. I'm getting used to the stainless appliances and they don't seem so strange to me now. They really make the kitchen look more updated. Now, if I only had new tile...
Granni, congratulations on your winnings. Good for you. We can always use extra money. I don't enjoy gambling and have never been lucky. The one time I went to the casino in CO, the noise and flashing lights drove me out with sensory overload. I'm glad you had a good time. The food sounds wonderful. Living in FL is really inexpensive all things considered. I have three exemptions on my property taxes and they are only $439 for the year on the condo. So, I don't mind paying tolls when I go over to the Cape, to Sanibel Island or over to Miami. I also don't mind paying for Sylvester's license. It's just a bit expensive for the full three years. In the end, he's worth it. I can never afford to move. It would be nice to be a Snowbird and get outta here for the really hot months but the heat hasn't bothered me this year. Well, perhaps the heat is the least of my many complaints what with the RT and now the melaleuca trees in bloom. The RT is worse but the trees will have dropped the blooms soon. Enjoy the winnings.
OK, Kids, I'm outta here to go read the virtual newspaper. Hope all y'all have a great day.