By Sylviag on Aug 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM
You have a great rest of the day also. I think a nap was in your future - Bryan is taking one now So glad the mattress is comfy. The thing is you try it out in the store, feels good, and then get it home for an extended stay and you hope it continues to be good. Actually mattress "tehcnology" relaly ha imporved. I grew up with some purty thin mattresses and the old metal springs that made any privacy impossible for a couple LOL
By Fauxpaws on Aug 29, 2015 at 1:50 PM
Aw, ya got mushy on me! Isn't that sweet! The feeling is mutual, believe me. The mattress is great! It's thicker than our old one and sits higher up on the bed frame, so when I got up this morning my feet didn't quite hit the ground when I thought they would. *THUNK* That's how old our old was was - a relic! Oh man, those old TVs were something, weren't they? LOL! You're lucky BB took it away for ya. Sorry to hear about your back problems. Mine still flares up now and again and it sucks. Well, enough babbling! Enjoy the rest of your day, all of your b-day lols and especially date night with that hubby of yours! Lubs ya!!
By Sylviag on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:46 AM
Aww Paws, my good bud, my life is richer to have you in it. Okaay, mushy outta the way :) I ED the mattress got into the house and upstairs with no probs and Elf approves. How was the first night sleeping on it? What I love is that they haul away the old mattresses. I remember when we got rid of the old school behemoth big screen TV. I told Best Buy I would not buy a new big flat screen unless they hauled the old one away The thing weighed a ton and the two hefty guys that came were straining to get it out of the house. Rats on no MRI result yet - hopefuy early next weekend. After this short road trip and the visit from our friend in WA I have to see the doc too. I still have that pesky way lower back issue that started the 4th of Jul camping trip. Not constant, mostly at night when I lay down so whatever is going on is not helped by laying flat. Not getting much sleep as a consequene and think I nee to start sleepng with a mass of pillow behind me to stay somewhat upright, . But Alleve does help. I just hope it is not a nerve problem cuz not much they can do with that.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 29, 2015 at 4:36 AM
Happiest of birthdays to you, pal! http://cheezburger.com/8558729472
By Fauxpaws on Aug 27, 2015 at 1:11 PM
What a cute lol! Tho I gotta say, if I can jump higher than the two of you, you guys are in sorry shape. *snerk* Yeah, BIL - what a joke! At least he finally quit calling here and I don't see any reason for him to come to town any time soon, or ever for that matter. I can but hope, anyway. AW, you've got quail! Aren't they cuties? I think they have to grow up fast - too many predators out there! MIL will be 89! You go, MIL! As I recall, she likes Mexican food - and marguaritas too, eh? Good for her! If I make it to 89 I'll probably be a wino. =)
By Sylviag on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:38 AM
ED BD :) http://cheezburger.com/8558034944
By Sylviag on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM
ED on the house and had to laugh at BIL - he just wants to squeeze as many bucks out of it as he can as a return for his less than helpful efforts in the hole process. So hoping it all goes through. Glad to hear Chuck is going n to see the do so at least he wll know where he stands once tey do all the necessary exams and tests. If it does have to be surgry at least he will have some say on when he will get it done as it won;t be an emergency procedure. Hoping a steroid shot wll take care of it for the time being Wow, quail babies grow really fast. The two batches that roam our bakyard a couple times a day are almost as being as the Moms and Dads now. Sounds like a good celebratory evening We're going Mexican Fri night with the fam to celebrate MIL's 89th birthday. It is a very good Tex Mex place that we all like.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:05 AM
ACK! Sorry I didn't get back to you and BD yesterday. It was just one thing after another all day. Yes, it was exactly the offer Chuck was hoping for! He had it listed at 169 thou, the high end of everybody's recommended price range, hoping to get an offer of at least 150 thou, and they offered 160! Yee Haw! Of course, there's still a long way to go yet, but it's a start! And a good sign, even if this offer falls through. Chuck stopped by his friend Jim's house on the way home and they decided we'd all go out to dinner to celebrate. We went out to look at mattresses after that and got a good deal on one that was on sale. Even managed to finangle free delivery out of the deal. That's coming on Friday. Then we had to watch several hours of FF shows on TV and get caught up on all of that since our drafts are this coming Sunday. Jim and his gal pal came by and we all went to eat Mexican food at a nice place up the street from us, after which we invited them over for a while and they stayed and stayed (insert "ACK!" here) and finally left around 11:00. We were both pooped after that and just went to bed. So that was my exciting day! I think that's the most excitement we've had around here all summer! LOL!
By Sylviag on Aug 25, 2015 at 5:03 PM
What happened on the house offer?
By Sylviag on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:15 AM
I so hope the offer is good enough to accept so you can put this whole thing behind you. Yeah, last trip for the summer. I am definitely ready to do some nesting. Looking forward to our friend visiting us. Son and gal pal will be going to Costa Rica for abut 10 days in Nov so we will be on kid watch.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:25 AM
Morning! Sounds like the party was a great success and sure nice to get lots of help with the cleanup! Must have been so much fun for "gaud" and her pals!! Will next week's 3-day trip be the last one for you for a while? I can imagine even you have a breaking point when it comes to trips, fun tho they may be. We're going to look at mattresses today, so I'll keep you posted. Chuck and I like the same firmness, so it shouldn't be too big a deal. Ah, the bucks are out and about, are they? It's probably too early for mating season, but I'm sure the boys are starting to feel their oats! Around here the hunting season doesn't start until October and I think that's high time for mating. You'll probably see a lot more deer before it's all over. Lots of photo ops! I was sure glad to hear your firefighters are finally getting some help! Lots of local folks have volunteered to get out there and help too. I just told BD that someone made an offer on the house. Hurray! Chuck's heading over to the real estate office shortly. Keep your fingers crossed!
By Sylviag on Aug 25, 2015 at 7:16 AM
Was going to tell you the bucks have started showing up in the nighborhood. During the summer we just see the does and their growing fawns. Not sure where the heck the boys go during the summer - into the woods I guess. They still have the velvet on their horms. Not being a hunter and knowing next to nothing of what deer do, I guess they are here to scout out the gals :)
By Sylviag on Aug 25, 2015 at 7:07 AM
Mornin' I generally don't watch preseason games and good thing cuz when I looked this morning, the Seahawks have not fared well. I'll wait until regular season to get all stressed :) Any luck findig a mattress? We bought a new one when we moved down here and it is pretty comfy if a bit firm, but that's the way Bryan likes it. Picking the right one is a big decision as you have to live with it for years to come. Sorry to hear about Chuck's back. One of those things where at some point the pain and discomfort outweighs the shorter term pain and discomfort of surgery. Glad you are going to visit Sis in Oct - will be just what she needs to get past another anniversay. We've watched Love it or List it a lot of times and I get an irritation factor because every dang show there is some major reno item that just isn't in the budget because some unforseen problem like rewiring the whole house turns up "unexpectantly" to create some drama and POd homeowners. So many fires in the West. WA being particularly hard hit and Australia and New Zealand have sent fie managers to help. Lat time they reached out to them was 2008. Bad, bad fire season.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 20, 2015 at 9:11 AM
Yep, it's glorious out this morning! If only it would stay this way for a while. Way to go, BD! Way to go Bryan too, for getting Niagara Falls finished! Can't wait to see a pic or two! I wondered where you were yesterday. Just think, you'll get to clean it all up again after the party! O yay! Sure glad the smoke is gone around ya. I did see where there's a whole new fire raging up north. And 3 more fire fighters have lost their lives. SO sad. They're all heroes in my book. Oh FF. I've gotten going on my research so that I'll have a good idea who to pick, especially in the later rounds on that 14-team league. You really have to dig deep for players in that draft. Chuck's been studying up for a while now. He's got it easier than I do cause he can remember stuff way better than me. I have to write my player lists (QBs, Receivers, etc.) down on paper cuz it's too much for my pea brain to remember!
By Sylviag on Aug 20, 2015 at 8:49 AM
Looks like you are back in the 80s today after your cooldown. We're still in the high 80s. Best news on BDs Dad and the TV! Way less smoke today. They have the Warm Springs fire over 30% contained but the best new is that they have a fire break that is holding around the big resort and the populated areas so the fire is in the woods and canyons now. Bryan and I split an appetizer plate at the Mexican place which was great. A sampling of everything and more than enough for 2. Yeah, Costco drives me crazy when they move things around which they do on purpose to make people cruise the aisle and hopefully buy even more stuff. I am afraid we are guilty of that at times. We'll be going there tomorrrow afr i fix the party menu. You can ED BD for more stuff. What's up with FF - I mean what step in the process are you and Chuck at right now?
By Fauxpaws on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:13 AM
All that smoke is NAWT good! Haven't seen the fire reports this morning but I sure hope they get it under control, too. I did see the Fed govt is going to start helping with the fires. About time, I say! My goodness, lunch AND dinner out yesterday! Can you say "Alka Seltzer"? =) Yep, our WW has the grocery part too, which is why I go there so much. One-stop shopping, and their food prices are considerably lower than Kroger's. I think it's all that walking on the hard cement floor there that does my knee in. Poor Bryan! A crown is never fun! Beats a root canal tho. At first I was rather amazed that you haven't played any DG since you moved, but then I thought, when do they have the time? Hah! It'll be nice to see your old friend from Seattle. He'll have a wonderful time. It sounds like he's one of those low-key visitors who are always great to have visit. A rainy, probably stormy day today and more rain expected off and on through the weekend. It's always welcome this time of year, tho I could do without the stormy part.
By Sylviag on Aug 18, 2015 at 5:56 PM
Lotas smoke around here today and they are telling people with respiratory problems to be careful. Hope they get that one under control soon. When I watched nat'l weather this morning, looks like the midwest is going to get soaked and have a lot of Tstorms. Hope you're not in that pathway. Long busy day and now we're going out tonight which was unplanned. But I do love Mexican and it is a good restaurant with excellent margaritas so I think indulging in one is in order tonight. ED BD for my overlong missive. He likely gets bored halfway through my natterings and takes a brief nap LOL Some Wally Words are huge - do you have one with a grocery store? So I can understand why walking all over with a bum knee is not much fun if it is acting up. We have to do a Costco run Fri to get stuff we need for our party Sat. Want to get there right when it opens at 10 cuz Fri is always a freaking madhouse there. I really think half this town only works 4 days a week judging how many people are out and about on a Fri.
By Sylviag on Aug 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Yeah, it's a bad fire. A fruit packing warehouse got torched. Big apple growing country up there, I love hummingbirds an am so happy that at least we an still attract those. No way sonny can catch them. Busy day today and you can ED BD. I think he needs to push the TV issue also. Have a grand day my friend and catch ya later.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 18, 2015 at 3:33 AM
I remember seeing pics of all your colored glass at your home in Seattle. I'll bet it's gorgeous in the sun room when the sun hits them - like being inside a prism! My sis sent me a glass hummingbird for my b-day this year and I'm still trying to find a good place to hang it where it will get sun but is out of harms way. The Lake Chelan fire has been on the news a lot lately. They showed a strip of houses along the lake that actually made it through the fire, but everything in all directions around them has burned to the ground and it looks incredibly eerie. I think that was Chelan, anyway. There's so much going on it's hard to keep up. I'm glad they've called in the NG. Those firefighters are working their butts off and need all the help they can get. I hope they stay safe. Your MIL and her wheelchair! LOL! Hell on Wheels! Glad you're keeping in touch with some of the good folks you met at Craft. That's one good thing that came out of it.
By Sylviag on Aug 17, 2015 at 10:08 PM
Those both sound like beautiful collections. They would terrify me to be around as I know those are worth quie a bit and I am sooo clumsy. I am a glass person (or should I say "this female type is" - oh .... Hai BD! :) I love colored glass (thift store type :) and have a lot of it. Bryan made a high shelf for me in the sun room and it is beauiful when the sun shines through them. There ae so many dange fires bunring in CA, WA, OR, ID and up into Canada, can't even keep track of them. The mobilied a NG unit WA to help fiht on around Lake Chelan.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 17, 2015 at 4:36 PM
Afternoon! Oh, I'm with ya on the redecorating. I might not have the best taste but I would never hire much less pay a stranger to come in and decorate anything for me. Practically everything here has meaning for us. Besides, much of it has been around for so long - who knows - it might be "in" again. LOL! We don't do brunch very often either but when we do it's always eggs Benny for me - something we never make at home. I honestly don't know why they start the school year so early here. It's the hottest time of the year. Seems kids get more days off during the year than we ever did, tho. Nights in the 40's? Really??!! I don't know if I could get used to that! Weather shock! There are SO many fires burning in the northwest! It's just heartbreaking. I hope none of them start up where you are. The waterfall and pond sound like they'll be very impressive! Go Bryan!!
By Sylviag on Aug 17, 2015 at 9:02 AM
Mornin' ED the china cabinet is ready for filling. That migh ke awhile for sure as you likely have treasures that have been hidden away. Ther are folks who redocrat constantly, or even hire 'decorators" I guss not trusting their own judgment. I couldn;t just get rid of things and buy new ones. Too much of our stuff has family memories. ED BD for my not Sunday breakfast :) Eggs Benedict is probably my fave when we do go out for breakfast which isnt too often. Wow you really start school early there. Here they don't until the day after Labor Day which is late this year. Here we are starting the night cooldown and have been going down into the mid to high 40s and soon it will get chillier yet at night. I do hope Rena comes back also.
By Sylviag on Aug 15, 2015 at 11:49 AM
Aack once again sucked into the ICHC vortex (it is real ya know :). Noon hee - answer you later. The yard is calling me.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM
Yeah, those golf balls were a real pain, just to lug around! I'm glad he found a home for them. Oh lordy, 20 years of checks! "Honey, have you seen the shredder?" I still won't bank online. Paranoia strikes deep. =) Don't know why your flowers are so much smaller there. Those sound like logical reasons. Is it less humid there than in Seattle? That might contribute, too. I'm glad impatiens do so well here, or I wouldn't have any flowers at all in my yard after Spring is over. Just not enough sun, and the few places that do get sun get it in the afternoon and fry everything. Sheesh, low 80's! I hazza jelly! We've had some cool mornings this past week and it's been actually pleasant getting out early and watering. Still 90's every day tho. I feel for the kids who have to start back to school Monday. Still working on that Farmer lol. =) OH, sure glad to hear Rena might be back! I knew she had health problems but it's sad to hear the news about her brother. She's a real sweetie.
By Sylviag on Aug 15, 2015 at 10:10 AM
Mornin and thanks for the congrats! OMG I had forgotten about the millyun golf balls! Harder to get rid of than elder auntie's 20 years worth of checks. Even before on-line banking I never kept them for more than a coule of months unle they ere for a warrantied item. I know there is a real danger of identify theft, etc., but I looove on line banking, Oh my - tuna melt! I haven't done that in awhile and bow you hav me craving a tosted tuna and cheze sammie. I love a 3 season bloom time and fortunately there i enough of a Spring and Fall here to do that. What is weird to me is how all the flowers I used to grow in WA also are shrunk by almot half here. Don't know if it is the high altitude or shorter growing season. My garden phlox in WA would get 5 feet high and I had to stake them. Here they are a compact 2 feet and nothing needs staking. Looking forward to the Farmer LOL. Willbe a loverly low 80s today - perfect for some yard work which I ned to get started on. I imgine you have your watering done already. No way can I grow impatiens here except maybe on the front deck but we don;t spend any time there so no point. Need to go check your stuff and see what i missed.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 15, 2015 at 8:04 AM
There's a new FP! Conga Rats!
By Fauxpaws on Aug 15, 2015 at 3:58 AM
Whew! I see you were up until the wee hours catching up. Gave those flying fingers a real workout this time! Thanks for the congrats. I guess I can stop whining about my lack of FP's, for a while anyway. =) Yeah, sucks about our drafts overlapping, but that Sunday is the best day to have them. I expect we'll do poorly in the 14-team league again this year, but it's Chuck's poker buds so he really didn't want to drop out of it. You've got plenty of time to catch up on the 'Hawks. I fully expect them to have another good year and think Wilson will be throwing more but Lynch will still be plowing into the end zone. I agree sales tax on food is horrible, especially in a poor state like Arkansas. Sounds like your waterfall and pond are going to be gorgeous - Bryan's really doing his homework! Love the fact that you had plenty of time at the gardening place to get some fall flowers! Oh, I've got a great pic to use for a "BD the Farmer" lol - just have to think of a good caption. He cracks me up!
By Sylviag on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Hot Diggity Dog congrats too!
By Sylviag on Aug 14, 2015 at 7:44 PM
LOLCat FP congrats! Get that cat some cawfee - quick!
By Sylviag on Aug 14, 2015 at 6:27 PM
Wow, you haz some high taxes - ED the 4 and 9%. Her no sales tax but an income tax which works better for us. WA had a hefty sales tax but none on food which is as it should be. Too many people barely make it from paycheck to paycheck and to tax them on a basic necessity of life - food - i just wrong. Also see you're back in the FF - I knew you couldn't not do it but bummer about the draft overlap. As usual, I have not kept up on the seahawks at all and don;t even know when the first preseason game is. Hope we can maybe make it to the super Bowl again. If you lived closer I could fit you with some very tasty grape tomatoes. Not that many actually make it into the kitchen as I eat them right out of the greenhouse. Glad to see FIL's house is on the market and I will keep paws crossed for a quick sale. Sounds like hot and huid is still your wether When do it start cooling down there? We have had a lot of hot but supposed to cool down to low 80s for the weekend which i perfect. Bend has a 4 day Brew Fest going on and the streets are full of beer swillers :) Thanks for the congrats - gotta be old ones. ED vongrts are in order for you also and will pik it up later. I am cracking up over Farmer BD - picturing him in his bib overalls and doing wheelies with his big ass fariming equipment.