Messages between Sylviag and Fauxpaws


By Sylviag on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Sending this out to some freinds to get it around. Told Tofu about it and hoping ICHC somehow can post it in its entirety. All I could do was get a print screen and give the link http://cheezburger.com/8457837056


By Sylviag on Mar 5, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Sheesh, you got a lot more than was predicted. Hope it warms up and clears off soon. Good grief, did you see that 30 miles pile-up in KY? I can't even imagine being stuck in a car on the freeway for that many hours - without a bathroom!! They were deployng the NG to rescue stranded people - hope they were towing a porta potty behing them ROF Itteh bitteh snowmen made. Guess they didn't make the grade. Bird thugs killed them off. Chirping at me with a scoff. LOL Thanks for the gratz - cool beans ED BD for the concert and car. This weeked will be in the upper 60 here - perfect for going to the hot springs


By Fauxpaws on Mar 5, 2015 at 6:19 AM

FP congrats! Another great one! Wow, you really did have a busy day. I'm curious - did you take a taxi or get caught up in the after-concert party? Guess that all depends on how much dancing you did, eh? =) Glad your car wasn't any worse, and son's boat, too! ED BD for weather update. As soon as we get through the next couple of days we'll finally be warming up. For good, hopefully! This crap sucks!


By Sylviag on Mar 4, 2015 at 7:38 AM

Hopefuly the last big winter blast for you. Our poor Honda has a sore bum now LOL Glad the tail gate still opens as there are tooly things in the under bed storage that Bryan needs for the shelter. ED BD onour busy day.. Oh yeah, that would be my biggest fear (aside from being hurt obviously) is an uninsured motorist. Even though we are fully covered, the insurance company might tend to take longer dealing with it I think. Yeah, our salon friend has a pretty bg client base jsut form the wide circle of friends we have - we all go to her. Fortunately she does a great job too. Yep, move on up Paws :) I would say "Stay chill" but in this case stay warms. Glad your sis got home safe and funny about Barney :) He likely thought that little yapper posed no big threat to him.


By Fauxpaws on Mar 4, 2015 at 5:15 AM

Wow - that sucks about the accident but it sure could have turned out much worse (not that it's not bad enough!) It's great that the guy had the same insurance company AND that they're so on top of it! Also that you weren't hurt and were still able to drive the car around. I hope Bryan's neck pain goes away soon. Around here it seems that if someone hits you, you've got about a 50-50 chance that they'll have insurance. Boy, it's also nice that your hair stylist could work around your appts! Really, people in Bend are so easy going and friendly! We've got rain this morning and it won't be until later this afternoon that we drop to freezing and the you-know-what hits the fan. NAWT looking forward to it! We're well stocked for a power outage at least. Have fun at the concert! Tell Bryan to keep the dancing down so he doesn't aggravate his neck. =)


By Sylviag on Mar 3, 2015 at 7:22 PM

ED BD - not a good day 0n the roads but our hair looks great LOL


By Fauxpaws on Mar 3, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Really? You do that too? LMAO!


By Sylviag on Mar 3, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Shoot, just got a text from our friend who works at a salon reminding me of my haircut appt at 2:30 whh I had forgotten about. Which means I have to wash my hair so it looks decent ROFL BBL


By Fauxpaws on Mar 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Good idea changing the shelter day. You'll probably boogie your butt off at that concert! It's hard to sit still when you're listening to reggae. Have you finished with all of your sewing or are you making flannel jammies for the kittehs now? =) Ah Putin - you're so right. His ego apparently knows no bounds. We're up to 60 degrees now - gotta get outside for a bit while I still can...


By Sylviag on Mar 3, 2015 at 7:25 AM

Yep, you have a winter storm warning for tonight and into tomorrow. Hope the big power outages don't pan out. Good day for you, Chuck and Elf to snuggy at home. I sill buy some books, but all paperbacks now. I wouldn;t do good with a library cuz it can be weeks before I pick up a book and then I plow through several at a time, mostly when we go out of town. Deep down Putin fancies himself as a modern day Tsar, a twisted Father Russia :) I pln to have a lay couch day. We are going to the shelter tomorrow instead of thus as a bunch of us are going to a reggae concert tomorrow night and will likely stay out late so will want to be lazy Thus am.


By Fauxpaws on Mar 3, 2015 at 6:07 AM

Yep, it's going to get ugly. They're already warning us that there will be lots of power outages, so if I'm not here for a few days you'll know why. Wow, 70 for you this weekend! Won't that feel good! Yeah, books! What a pain! I've given lots of them away too but still have way too many. It's rare that I buy one any more - gotta love the library! Glad to hear the feeder fence is working. I totally understand about Sonny. A cat's gonna do what a cat's gonna do. Oh that corned beef sounds heavenly! I'll have to ed your message to BD and see how shelter day went. I think you're right about him - he just loves to build houses, doesn't he? LOL Agree on Putin, too. I have no doubt he knows exactly who murdered that guy (whose name I can't remember just now). I hope he turns into a martyr for the cause and they can get Putin out of office some day. He's dangerous.


By Sylviag on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:04 PM

From the weather news, sounds like you are in for some cold, nasty weather. Glad you got any needed items tucked away already. We still have snow on the ground but they are talking 70 degrees this weekend - srsly?? Oh man, not only did I dust, I spring cleaned the 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. And each bedroon has a book shelf(ves) so did that horrid chore of pullng them out and dusting the tops. Thank goodness I do not have as many books as I used to. I am a freaking over achiever LOL Good to get those rooms done. Of cousse, I found kitty toys tucked away in odd places, like under the treadmill :) So far the Sonny proof feeder is working. He may get the occasional stoopy bird but hopefully not many. Always dificult with an indoor outdoor cat. So glad our others are indoors. Just not possible to integrate big boi alpha aggressive male Sonny with out indoor kittehs. The dinner was great - after 10 hours in the slow cooker, that corned beef literally melted in my mouth. Very little left as two of the gsons joined us and the oldest one can really pack it away not that you would guess it looking at him. Not skinny, but not a lot of spare fat on him. Was too tired after shelter day today so I just threw together some toasted sourdough and corn beef sammies and they were delish with a few chips and a pickle. EDd the convos about communism and that definitely was a failed government model. The Sviett Union being the biggest example. Yeah, there is Putin, but that is more of a dictatorship now, not socialism or communism. I have to laugh at BD and his house building - he's not really playing the game - just building bigger and better mansions. Think he shudda been an architect LOL


By Fauxpaws on Mar 1, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Oh sure, blame Bryan for talking you into watching Downton Abbey all night! "Here, twist my arm!" LOL So you love dusting too, I see! Most of it doesn't bother me until I get to all the bookshelves we have, full of books and knickknacks. What a pain in the hiney. Great idea putting the fence around the feeder. Even if Sonny jumps on or over the fence they should have time to make a getaway. I have to keep an eye out for the neighbor's cats when I throw feed in the front yard and keep it away from the cars and porches where the cats can lurk and pounce. They did manage to get a dove once, but then doves are fat, show and stupid. Still, I felt bad. Very interesting about Seattle's underground. True tho that many cities burned down back then, not only from cooking with wood but also building most everything with it. Our house would probably go in minutes as well, being cedar. I hope that never happens! Enjoy your corned beef! Hope you have enough for Reubens later!


By Sylviag on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:28 AM

Hope it has warmed up for you today. ED BD - I had to laugh about the dusting. Son and gal pal coming over for dinner after they move her and her girlfriend, which means it is house cleaning time. I have not dusted in ages as it is my most hated house chore. We had to do something different with the bird feeder as Sonny has caught a couple of birds : ( ( The stupd budgies like to hang out on the deck under the feeder and first terrace pecking at leftover seed tossed down by messy birds. He moved it to hang on a lower limb of a tree to the right of the terraces and then put an 8 foot diameter 4 foot high fence around it with some leftover fencing we had. This morning the birdies have already found it and are working the feeder and the ground below. The fence perimeter is wide enough they can easily fly out from the ground. Sonny won't be able to leap in there very easily though :)


By Fauxpaws on Feb 27, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Tractor Supply is just about our only farmers store but it's a good one and I love to wander around in there. They sell 40 lb bags of black oil sunflower seeds for $18, whereas the pet stores charge at least $20 for a 20 lb bag. Fuggetaboudit! Wow, I sure hope Lloyds of London comes through! What a disaster that would be for the state if they quit. EDd about MIL "losing" her cash. OMG! Makes me wonder what I'll be like when I get that old. I hide our safe deposit box keys (2 of them) and "lost" one for years until I finally found it again about a month ago. I also keep a small stash of cash in the house along with my credit cards and a few other necessities in case of emergency but I have yet to forget where that is. For now, anyway! =)


By Sylviag on Feb 26, 2015 at 10:49 PM

LOL on "Tractor Supply" - sounds very farmish. They have quite a few feed, seed, steed stores around here. A lot of ranches and hay farms when you get out a little ways. Everyone is nail biting on the upoming irrigation and fire season if our snow pack doesn't improve. Interestingly enough, OR sent someone to Lloyds of London to plead their case to continue to carry wildfire insurance for the State. With the last few bad fire seasons Llloyds is waffling. The state's main argument will be that they contain a high % (can't remember the exact number) to low acreage fires becasue they jump on thm right away with high manpower and air tankers to keep them from getting catastrophic. WIll cost the state many millions if they won't continue insuring. Llyods insures an amazing number of things - some very strange. Here's one "During the height of his career, Michael Flatley -- star of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance -- insured his legs for an unbelievable $47 million."


By Sylviag on Feb 26, 2015 at 10:49 PM

LOL on "Tractor Supply" - sounds very farmish. They have quite a few feed, seed, steed stores around here. A lot of ranches and hay farms when you get out a little ways. Everyone is nail biting on the upoming irrigation and fire season if our snow pack doesn't improve. Interestingly enough, OR sent someone to Lloyds of London to plead their case to continue to carry wildfire insurance for the State. With the last few bad fire seasons Llloyds is waffling. The state's main argument will be that they contain a high % (can't remember the exact number) to low acreage fires becasue they jump on thm right away with high manpower and air tankers to keep them from getting catastrophic. WIll cost the state many millions if they won't continue insuring. Llyods insures an amazing number of things - some very strange. Here's one "During the height of his career, Michael Flatley -- star of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance -- insured his legs for an unbelievable $47 million."


By Fauxpaws on Feb 26, 2015 at 9:21 AM

You've been working your little fingers to the bone, it seems! Once it's all in place things should go SO much easier at the shelter. Also congrats on the RC racers finally out of your hair! LOL! Yep, we got more snow yesterday, only about an inch and it stayed above freezing so the streets are still clear. Sure is pretty to watch it come down! Looks like our next bout of weather will be rain later this weekend. That's fine, too. Ah, the shelled seeds would be much more convenient! They don't have them at Tractor Supply but if I find some I'll buy them for the balcony. I get tired of having to sweep off the shells every day. Most of my seeding is on the ground out front tho, so I can still used unshelled for that. You've definitely been missed here, too! Thanks for the FP congrats! That was a real nice surprise!


By Sylviag on Feb 26, 2015 at 6:55 AM

Mornin' Yay - u haz goggie FP! I caught it when I ED you and BD - so far behind on FPs not even gonna try to catch up. ED BD. Great your sis found a house and animal sitter to take care of all her crittes. A nice trip to visit the kids is just what she needs. I didn't see in the ED - but you still have snow? SUposed to get some in the mountains from a storm system making it's way from the coast. Hope so. We have to get bird seed tomorrow too. We have been buying the shelled stuff - more expensive but less waste in the long run cuz its all seed and no hulls to mess up the ground. Birds Unlimited is running a seed sale so will pick up a 20 lb bag tommorrow on our errands rounds and visit to MIL. Shelter day tday but will definitely spend some time here tonight. Been missing you hugz :)


By Sylviag on Feb 24, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Hiya Paws - ED BD. Haven't dropped into a black hole - yet LOL


By Fauxpaws on Feb 20, 2015 at 8:49 AM

SO glad all your hard work was appreciated at the shelter, AND received Lucy Lulu's "shed of approval"! Chuck doesn't dawdle in "clothing sores" either. In fact, it's all I can get him to do to try anything on. I guess it hurts. At least he doesn't fall for the "As seen on TV" junk. Count my little blessings there. Ah, Eggs Benny for brunch! YUM! At least Bryan and the gson will be occupied wht the RC Racers and out of your hair. =) Supposed to get sleet/ice this morning but it hasn't happened yet. Gonna be a rainy weekend here but rain I can handle!


By Sylviag on Feb 20, 2015 at 7:58 AM

ED BD for fleece pads (they loved them!) thd link to another great RS interview on Bill Murray - ED you and BD talking about Caddy Shack. Love that movie. Bryan doesn't do that in clothing sores, but get in a general all purpose big box store like Fred Meyer or Wally World and we're not in a hurry, he gets intrigued by all kinds of stuff I wouldn't think he had an interest in. Have to drag him away from the "As seen on TV" section in Freddies LOL He has bought a few of those items that are either in the back of a kitchen cupboard or have made their way to Good will :) Need to take a shower and get ready to pick up MIL to take her out for brunch. And of course we have to stop at the hobby store to pick up repair items for those danged RC Racers cuz we know gson will want he and Bryan to play with them. Hope to be on tonight when they are watching TV.


By Fauxpaws on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:34 AM

So Wee Willie wants to learn to sew! LOL The question isn't whether Chuck survived but whether I did! The man likes to dawdle! I'm with ya on not finishing a book if I know the ending is going to tear me up. I did finish one years ago called "Dr. Rat" by William Kotzwinkle about lab testing animals written from their perspective and it still haunts me to this day. I've already peeked at this one and Maggie the dog survives, so I'll continue on with it. =) I can't wait to see the shelter folks' reaction to your sewing project! I hope they're as thrilled as they should be!


By Sylviag on Feb 19, 2015 at 7:48 AM

Mornin. ED that Chuck joined you for a Wally World adventure - I trust he survived intact? LOL Wow that is quite a murder of crows in your yard. We have been having a small flock hang out here also. Not sure what is the attraction. Funny, I have peeked at the ending of a book when it started looking like there might be something really sad. Sometimes I finish it, sometimes I don't want to read all the stuff leading up to a character (animal or human) passing. Years ago I gave myself permission to not finish a book if I wasn't liking it. Before that I would slog through the dang thing out of guilt I guess. ED BD as usual.


By Fauxpaws on Feb 18, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Flannel jammies! LOL! What I love about snow here is all the bird prints. Apparently it snowed just a tad last night and when I went out this morning to feed the birds there were already bird prints all over the yard, along with a set of raccoon prints around the suet feeder, which had been emptied out! I figured the coons would hole up over night to stay warm and the feeder would be safe but guess at least one of them got hungry. Little thief! At least he didn't knock the feeder off of the tree. Off to the store and library. Chuck insists on going with me. Sez he just wants to get out for a while but I know he doesn't want me driving. Sheesh, who's the one who grew up in Colorado, eh? Ah well, I'll make him take me to lunch. =)


By Sylviag on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:40 AM

It's tricky LOL I'm good until the spool runs out and then have to rethread. Not worried about matching thread to pattern - don't think the kittehs will notice so am using up all kinds of odds and ends of thread. Yeah, snow comes in all kinds of flavors. The powdery dry suff won't even hold together for a snowball. The heavy stuff - you can really bean someone with a ball - helmet required :) They really were an ossum crew - talk about custoner service Don't lose their card for sure. I'm off to sewing land, Have a great, if chily day.


By Fauxpaws on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:15 AM

No, no snow angels. They don't work very well in the frozen stuff. And like you, getting up can be a real problem! =) So just how DO you hold a magnifying glass and thread a needle at the same time? *snerk* You need to get one of those little cheater gadgets like I have. Glad to read you got so much done! I figured it wouldn't take long to find your sewing groove. I have a rake like your old one, too. The blade part is always coming lose and I have to pound it on the ground to get it back together. When the tree crew was here tho, they borrowed it to rake leaves and when it fell apart, one guy drilled a big new screw into it to hold it together. Maybe I can get another 20 years out of it now, rather than spend $10 to get a new one! =) As far as the FIL front, yep, no news is good news!


By Sylviag on Feb 18, 2015 at 6:44 AM

My next shelter project - flannel jammies for the kittehs ROFL http://cheezburger.com/8448727296


By Sylviag on Feb 18, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Mornin' Playing in the snow at any age is fun stuff. Didju make a snow angel? I could get down and do that, but getting back up might take an angel's wings :) Been all quiet on the FIL front whih I assume is good news. ED BD. I'm totally into fleece and flannel - buried in it as a matter of fact LOL Got more yesterday. Spend a little more time here and then fire up the sewing machine. Want to hae as many done as possible to take here tomorrow.


By Fauxpaws on Feb 17, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Nice buy on the flannels! Somehow I don't think the boy kittehs wlll care if they're pink. =) No kiddlets yet this morning but the birds are still at it in full force. Your feeder sounds nice. Don't worry about them chasing each other off of it. They chase each other around the yard just as much. Greedy little buggers! Our bluejays get to be a problem sometimes on the suet feeder. Only the bigger woodies can get them to leave it alone and sometimes they even have trouble. You know how pushy jays can be. I know once you get rolling on those kennel pads, you'll probably whip right through 'em!