By Fauxpaws on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Thanks, pal! And for the Skittles, too. I'm amazed you had any left! *snerk*
By Sylviag on Dec 22, 2014 at 7:38 AM
Big hugz and safe trip. Tossing you a bag of skittles to take with. Goodo on the Rams.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 22, 2014 at 7:27 AM
Yay for Skittles! I did see the bit where Lynch got off the training table and trotted over to get him some - LMAO! I guess they helped, cuz he sure whooped some ass! And next week's game at home against the Rams? PSHH - piece of cake, girlfriend! Dallas has had two cats since I've known her, but they were strays and she fed them outside and never let them in her house, much less took the time to get to know them. I hope Elf changes that and she at least gets to know a little more about them. Yes! I do have running around to do! And I'd better get my butt in the shower and get going! Thanks muchly for the wishes my friend and I hope your Christmas is extra special this year!!
By Sylviag on Dec 22, 2014 at 6:44 AM
Woo Hoo! I was tossing skittles into the air. I want to see the replay of that run a few more times :). And Wilson to Wilson - have not really paid much atentiont o that guy at all. So now my football guru - tell me about the Rams and what our chances are. Really want to win that one now for home field advantage. Oh Dallas really hasn't been around cats a lot to fear a bitng attack :) Do they have any animal companions? So today will you need to run around some to get anything else you need for the trp? Wshing you a afe journey and a wonderful time with your sis.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 22, 2014 at 5:34 AM
Oh, you're definitely not alone! There's a little Red Green in all of 'em. They just can't help it. LOL! Those squirrels are a royal pain in the patootie! They're especially bad in the spring, when the newbies strike out on their own. Mom has already introduced them to our balcony feeder and since they're babies they have no fear of humans yet and JUST won't leave it alone! Pretty ingenious solution by Bryan! (I see shades of Red Green there, too!) I hope it works. Ah yeah, your annual New Year's trip! What a nice tradition! Are you going somewhere new this year? I sure hope the weather cooperates. I missed most of the game last night what with Dallas coming over for house-sitting insructions and trying to get a start on my packing, but I watched the highlights first thing this morning. WOW! Wilson was great and that run by Lynch was a thing of beauty!! I see no reason why they wouldn't get home-field advantage and another trip to the Super Bowl!! YEE HAW!
By Sylviag on Dec 21, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Oh yeah, that is such a deterrant. Glad I'm not alone in this. It really sounds like a Red Green issue LOL The party lasted longer, just we didn't. It is a much younger crowd so party later. That's a pretty good drive but doable in one day. Bryan had to do a fix on the bird feeder. One big fat squirrel had figured out how to jump from here t there and with an extra effort land on top of the feedr and gorge himself, Unti we can get the kid of quirrel proof feeder we had in WA, he strung a rope between the outside wall of the sun room to a tree and with a clamp hook in the middle and hung the feeder there. Birdies happy, were happy squirrel not so much. Will do a pemanent fix after New Year's. e're leaving for 5 day ove New Year's and willhae a pet sitter (vet teh from our vet ) but of course I will worry and will text every day to see how they are doing.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 21, 2014 at 7:21 AM
Yep, got the same problem here with Chuck peeing off the balcony! He claims it keeps the wild animals away. Yeah, right. Hasn't worked too well so far! Oh, those on-line "instructions" drive me absolutely crazy! I bought a new printer/copier/scanner and there are pages and pages of instructions to look up and figure out. ARG! Sounds like a nice, if short, party. Not a nice night to be out, tho. Tis the season! Haven't started packing yet, tho I've got "to-do" and "don't forget" lists started. =) It's about 8 hours each way, so it's quite the drive. With two of us it's no big deal tho. What started out to be just a little rain on the way down there is now turning into rain off and on most of the way there. But hopefully that'll be it and the rest of the time will be great weather, so I really can't complain. I know Elf will be fine, but you know how it is for us mamas! =) Oh shoot - just saw your previous message! Never heard of yellow and white grosbeaks but I'm sure they're pretty too, especially in big flocks! Ours are the black & white ones with big rose-red splotches on their breasts. Just gorgeous!
By Sylviag on Dec 21, 2014 at 6:45 AM
Thanks - that was one of the quickest ever! OMG I can't let Bryan see that or it will be on the light decs list next year LOL He and his son have this total man thing that you have to have enough land to take a piss in the backyard and every now and then after a few drinks they will do that just to annoy me. So I see these two heads out the sun room side by side chatting away while they do their thing. And they come back in just grinning at me. Arggggh! Yea, gto rid of our tapes years ago and went to CD. Now we've got an MP3 player I put 15 gigs of musc on and am making play lists so we canlisten to whatver genre we're in the mood for. TOoke me most of yesterday afternoon to figure that out. they do;t give you manuals anymore so you have to go on lne and then stillnot veryhelpful. Telss me I can use windows the create the playlist and then dowlad to the MPs 3 player. what they didn't tell me is that I had to"synch" the playlist to the MP3 player After a lot of bad words and losing the firt plalist several times, I finally figured it out. BY then it was time to go to the part we had been invited too. Just spent a cuple of hours. Long enugh to chat, eat a few appetizers and two glasses of wine which is our liimit if we're driving. It ws rainy and bluster last night so didn;t ant to be on the road too late. Geting packed for your trip? How long of a drive is it. Sounds like a little rain the first part of your trip. Elf will be fine as long ashis basic needs are takencre of. You can smother him with lubs when you get back.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 21, 2014 at 3:46 AM
Hot Diggity Dog congrats! At least he didn't have to wait long to get on the FP!
By Sylviag on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:52 AM
You both need and deserve just good times with no worries. Leave them all behind. These were the evening ones with the yellow and white. I was so thrilled. We used to get them migrating through in WA in big flocks and these are the first ones we've seen here. Oooo your Christmas muse has arraived :) Thanks for the faves good buddy.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:48 AM
Aw, grosbeaks are so pretty! Well, the males are, at least. We didn't see any this year migrating through our area. =( Yeah, sis was in for a pretty quiet Christmas Day this year, with only her daughter and a good friend of hers supposed to be there, so it'll be nice. We're definitely stress-free company!
By Sylviag on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:22 AM
Wow, beautiful! Hey, we had two Grosbeaks come the other day. I could not believe it being winter. We are using hulled seed now and are really getting more and different kinds of birds. Have oth scub and blue jays now too.
By Sylviag on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:10 AM
Yay!!!! How wonderful for you for many reasons. Getting away from the whole FIL thing would be good right about now. And I know your sis could use some sisterly company with Red gone. Christmas is always hard the first few years after a loved one passes. Sorry, usually I do a full ED but missed that. I assume you are driving as it would be hard to get dcent priced tickets now.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:02 AM
"Mornn" to you, too! =) Sorry about not being more clear in my last message. I figured you'd probably ED the one I wrote to BD but I see you were pretty busy with getting your Christmas lol out. That takes a while! My sis had mentioned earlier that it would be nice if we came down for Christmas and then the other day Chuck said "Let's go! I need to get away!" So I called sis and she was thrilled, Chuck called his sis and she said they would stay here, so it all worked out great. We'll probably leave Tuesday and come back Saturday. A quick trip, but hopefully Chuck will be able to relax and enjoy himself without having to worry about the phone constantly ringing. I might just leave him down there for a while. Sis can keep him busy doing chores around the farm. =) Have fun at the party! At least it won't be snowing!
By Sylviag on Dec 20, 2014 at 6:08 AM
Mornn. Thank you. Fell asleep halfway through posting my Chistmas LOL :) Have to finish this morning. Rainy and blustery here. Your'e going somewhere for Christmas? You probably told me and I forgot. When do you leave and come back. And they will take care of Elf too. We have a part to go to tonigh but probably won't stay that long.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 20, 2014 at 3:58 AM
LOVE your holiday lol! Words to live by. Thanks! Yeah, you're so right about something going wrong if we rented it. Of course something would blow right off the bat. Isn't that how it always works? lol! Chuck's already thought about the appraiser, too. He'll probably end up doing that, and the inspection report, some time next year. I doubt if the siblings will "find the time" while they're here. It's the holidays! Gotta party! Dallas and her hubs have offered to stay here at our place while we're gone. That's a big relief! Even with prepping the house to look "lived in" while we're gone, I'd much rather have somebody staying here. Break-ins are rampant this time of year.
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Warm and fuzzies from me to you http://cheezburger.com/8406486528
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 4:44 PM
Good! Sure as **** as soon as you rent it something like a hot water heater or furnace would go :) Once you get a profesional inspection report, would also advise spending the money for an appraiser to see where you stand and talk to him or her that if you fixed this or that, what difference would it make in appraisal value Of course any sale would involve another apprasal and comps in the area but would help a lot of you had one already in terms of knowing what to ask for,
By Fauxpaws on Dec 19, 2014 at 4:27 PM
ZenKitteh is right! Keeping it as a rental would be a nightmare and it would all fall on Chuck. He nixed that idea in no uncertain terms. The minimum fixer-upper idea is by far the best. Good idea on going to the movie early, too. Glad to hear you got a good, uncrowded showing and if we go, that's sure what I'll recommend. I'm with ya on all the stupid bs you have to put up with before the movie starts! GAA! Ya pay that much money, you ought not to have to put up with sitting through all of that. Right on, sistah! =)
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM
Now that I had a chance to ED. I would go for the sale as a fixer upper if need be. Just do the minmum needed to get a decent sale You do not want to get involved in a rental. For one thing, any probles will have to be handled by Chuck and renters will have no problem complaining about whatever isn;t working right ANd there likely will be problems. And the headache of rentals for tx purpose. Which is bad enough if jus one person owns it But tring to split everything so many ways. Who ges the tax write off?; any repair bills will also hae to be prorted to each person etc. ZenKitteh sez, get rid of it!
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM
Back to an earlier msg. We were worried about crowds also, but they had it showing in 3 different theaters,. One standard, one 3D and the IMAX That was at 10:15 and we practically had the theater to ourselves, Too early for a lot of people especially the kids that are on vacation now. So pick an early one and have a nice lunch after. I do get irrittated at all the dang commrcial they have now before the trailers and then finally the movie One could get there 15 minutes late and still see the movie
By Fauxpaws on Dec 19, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Oh yeah, I can just see him prancing around the house, tail up in the air, in front of the other kittehs. "Neener neener, I'm so kewl! Mah name's Wee Willie and yep, I ROOL!" =)
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Msg crossed. I actually did show it to him on the laptop since he was half sprawled on it anyways. I think he may have recognized himself :) I thought I saw him later pat himself on the back and buff his claws.
By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Seeing Squee Willie featured is better than any FP :) He thinks he should get eggstra treetz nao.
By Fauxpaws on Dec 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Wee Willie! KEWL!! There'll be no living with him now! LOL!
By Fauxpaws on Dec 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM
From your lips to somebody's ear! You did call it, so okay, you can have half the burger but we're splittin the cheese! =) I was really happy to see that one make FP - just the picture alone is so adorable. I wasn't on here again after yesterday morning, so I'll have to check and see if you got some more FPs. Wouldn't surprise me! Wow, Bryan still in bed yesterday morning at, what, 5 am? What a lazybones! LOL! I ed'd the Hobbit was great - wish I called talk Chuck into seeing it. Maybe after the holiday when the crowds have died down.
By Sylviag on Dec 18, 2014 at 7:06 AM
Forgot to thank you for your congrats! Woo Hoo! Never had 2 on the main FP at the same time. ED and I picture your visiting crew aimlessly dirifting around on a boat waving at people on the shore. Glad the $ convos hae been left behind I don't have much faith they will figure out the hosue - being in the middle of the lake and all. LOL Supposed to snow tonight so today wuld be the day to go out. When Bryan gets up (yes he is still in bed ) I am hoping to convince him to go to an early showing of the 3D IMAX movie of the last Hobbit installment and then out to a late lunch.
By Sylviag on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:56 AM
Hot Diggity Dog congrats! I called it - I get half the burger - the part with the cheese :) That one is just way too cute not to be FP..
By Fauxpaws on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:18 AM
Double HP FPs! And the day is young! Congratz!!
By Fauxpaws on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Thanks! I'm so glad you like it! Tried to make the caption as cute as the picture. =)