Messages between Sylviag and Fauxpaws

By Sylviag on Sep 13, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Quick Hi and Happy Caturday since we been keeping up on emayo with BD. So far so good with his trip - jus a few minor glitches. Still haz bas? Hugz

By Fauxpaws on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:03 AM

Yeah yeah, thanks for the reminder! Might need that crash cart before it's all over. lol! OMG - how many times have I heard "Looks just fine to me." I lost count years ago! I'm sure glad the Bon Ami did the trick. And even more glad you're still married! LMAO! Well, this morning the bats were back and now I know why. Last spring some stubborn little chickadee started pecking a hole in the wood just below that living room window, I guess with thoughts of building a nest in there between the outer and inner walls. He finally gave up but not before making a good-sized hole there which, due to it's really awkward location (among other things) Chuck hasn't gotten around to fixing yet. This morning just before dawn I stepped out to get the paper, saw the bats flying around and decided to stand back and watch them for a minute. One by one they all flew into the hole. I can just imagine them in there, hanging upside down and fast asleep for the day. Can't wait to tell Chuck. Hah hah.

By Sylviag on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Gurrl, you stil have 15 games left to go! Do I need to have the crash cart handy? Ah yes the caulking. Herein lies another man story. It has to do with the final cleanup. It did look nice but ws stil wet when I last looked at it. I told him he will have to wipe it down really well with wet rags (and rinse it out often) so as not leave a film on the tiles of the caulking that sloppped over. Weeell. He wiped everything down with one rag and then called it good and took a long nap. I was busy with stuff inside and didn't go back out there til about 4 or so. To my horror our beautiful brick red tiles had a dried on white chalky film! It did not wipe off either. So I had a little snit fit about that. He, being a man and defensive about his DIY, said it looked just fine. Not! After mutual snitting, we agreed to have a glass of wine and just not talk about it. This morning before he got up, I got out my trusty can of Bon Ami and a brush and cleaned one tile to see if it would come off. Can't use anything too abrasive or the finish on the tile would be ruined. It worked. When he got up he did apologize and we went to work to clean the whole dang floor up. Since Bon Ami also leaves a film I went over it seveal times with clean wet rags after the brush job.. Looks great again and we're stil married ROFL

By Fauxpaws on Sep 8, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Yep, looks like the fun is just getting started for BD! Sheesh, I'll bet Bryan is glad all that caulking is done! And no news is good news on the MIL front! lol! Yep, it was a hard core football day yesterday. We won our matchups in both leagues but had some disappointing play from a couple of our top players. Honestly, I don't think I'd mind if FF ended tomorrow and I could just watch the games without all the mini heart attacks! =)

By Sylviag on Sep 7, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Read his emails this mornig. Glad no travel glitches for them (knocing paws on wood). The next leg will be beautiful. He's got it all caulked and now has to do the final clean-up. It looks realy nice. No phone calls from MIL on phone confusion so she hasn't pushed any wrong buttons to mess anything up. I'm sure you are engrossed invarious football games :) Sorry I cant discuss indepth like BD :)

By Fauxpaws on Sep 7, 2014 at 3:26 AM

No bats so far this morning. Suits me! That was too weird. Whew, we need rain badly here, too. It's been raining all around us but we haven't gotten a drop. grr Nice to spend a quiet weekend at home every now and again, eh? Get caught up on chores and putter around. Sounds like Bryan is going to need a whole lotta caulk! Sounds like BD's trip is going well so far (well, except for the Kabobs maybe - lol). Off to bed wif ya then...

By Sylviag on Sep 7, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Good morrow my estemed friend. Off to bed. I see we both got emayo and I need to read it first thing when I get up

By Sylviag on Sep 6, 2014 at 3:12 PM

ROFL on busted can ob biscuits!

By Sylviag on Sep 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Now that is strange behavior I must say. Hope there is no repeat tonight. I have to remind myself that I'll be there someday and son will have to walk me through stuff :) Did a bunch of chores this morning so I could play here this afternoon. I am not very disciplined and if I get on ICHC in the morning I'm liable to be here all day. Got the big freezer in the garage defrosted. With the hat and dryness did not ake long. GOod time to sort stuf and put it neatly in order. We'll see how long it stays that way LO Hung up and picke dup laundry. Tis, that and the other. Bryan is working on caulking the sun room. The first go round all seemed to sink down so when we sweep the tiles the dit gets caught int he grooves. Son wanted us to go the lake today but we wanted a quiet weekend for a change. Hpe the weather holds through Wed next week as we're taking MIL on the Cascade Loop Drive which goes past Mt. Bachelor and lots of lake. WIll make a picnic lunch. But we need rain so badly.

By Fauxpaws on Sep 6, 2014 at 4:21 AM

So Elf and I are up at 5 this morning, sitting in the living room when we hear these thumps and scraping noises at the window that looks out onto our front porch. It's a tinted window with a small diamond pattern running through it to make it hard for anyone to see in (and us to see out) but I can make out what looks like small birds flying around. Wha? It's still dark out - can't be birds! I turn on the porch light and step outside only to see several bats flying around and thumping on the house. Never seen that before! I stood out there and watched them for a few minutes until one flew right over my head. OK, back in the house. It's 6 now and they're still at it. Elf's about to have a cow. Wish I'd grabbed the paper while I was out there. I don't mind bats but I don't want one flying onto my head. That eye procedure is something I've never heard of either. Sounds like a relatively easy fix tho. It's amazing what the eyes can tell us when we get older. Speaking of elders and phones, FIL is the same way. He just got another phone about 6 months ago, plugged it in and got a dial tone but couldn't make any calls. Wanted us to look at it when we were over there. Chuck asked him if he'd read the instructions, which of course was a big "no". One of the first things it says is that you have to let the battery charge for something like 12 hours after you plug it in before it will be fully functional. I guess he forgot that part in the year since he'd gotten his last phone. Doh!

By Sylviag on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Thanks! Yeah, took some gas power :) Hope all went well on their frist day on the road with no glitches. Well the eye doc did some more testing and said I have a very narrow something or other eye fluid (lay terms :) channel on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best I have a 1. Something called acute angle glaucoma. Oh joy. Again stemming back from the TPN. But that can be taken care or with a simple laser pinprick hole in my cornea to create another relief channel. He gave me a bunch of info on it and I will look up the procedure o the internet before I make my decision. MIL stuff tupical elder stuff. Will C&P aht I sent to ani.s4 "After eye doc appt, got MIL a new phone 4th one in 2 years. But she wanted an answering machine (for all those very importat calls she might miss :) Nevermind that she has never been able to use an answering sysem LOL Something about phones and elders. My passed auntie was the same way. It was always operator error and bad hearing but they swear it is the phone So you get them another phone and awhile down the road, same thing LOL We spent quite at MIL getting it al lset up with speed dial, lis of speed lists in big letters, etc., and got it down to 2 buttons she has to push for speed dial and messages. Bryan took the manual home so when seh calls cuz she messed it up somehow he can try and figure out what she did." So that ran all our other errands behind. Am gonna plop here for a lot of tomorrow I think.

By Fauxpaws on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:28 AM

CSI Kitty made HP today! It was the beans that did it, of course. =) I've always liked Harvin. I just hope he can make it through the entire season without getting hurt. I wonder if BD or his folks got any sleep last night?! He sure was ready to get rolling this morning! Funny you should mention the eye doc - I just went yesterday. I never mind the eye doc, tho. Other than blurry vision for a while, at least they don't poke ya and prod ya! Yay on the bulb planting! Don't know what we'll do this weekend. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain most of the day but Sunday would be a good day to get out and do something. Hmm... I'll have to work on that.

By Sylviag on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Got hung up on football and forgot the rest of our convo :). That is really hard with FIL especially once you have to start fighting with Medicare about type and levelof care :( And thanks for the congrats - was really pleased about that one. Hopefully there are a goodly number of potential facilities where you live. This tow is relatively small so not that many care places.

By Sylviag on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:02 AM

I was very impressed - the 2d half was really fun to watch. And we looked like the champs! I was pretty proud of them being the NFL seasoner opener on national TV. Miss Golden Tate though. Good pick on Harvin. Just he one relaly bad pass interference - gads I hate those. Wishing BD and his family safe journeys. I know we will get to see some ossum pics. Miss him already :) Got eye doc appt this morning and a little running around. Got all my bulbs planted - whew lot of work. Each year I'll add to them. What's on tap for you and chuck this weekend?

By Fauxpaws on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Wow, what a great game!! They kicked butt last year without Harvin but this year they'll be on fire! He is SO versatile! And yeah, we did snag him in one league. Yay! Defense did very well too, I think. They rushed Rodgers all night and held Lacy to 34 yards. And they really kept the penalties down. I don't think you could ask for a better opener! Very cute lol ya made for BD and Becky! I'm sure she'll forgive you for the "like father like SON" bit! LOL!

By Sylviag on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Harvin and Lynch Harvin and Lynch Give them the ball in a pinch :) Didn't you get Harvin for one of your leagues, or you wanted him? Good first half. Offense looking good and defense not too bad. Hope Thomas gets it together, dumb mistake not callng for a fair catch.

By Fauxpaws on Sep 4, 2014 at 3:28 PM

I can just imagine how fun and crazy, not to mention loud, those home games are. And how expensive!! Nice that Bryan can get back to fishing and you both have started finally taking things easier and spending even more time with family stuff. You're right, FIL isn't getting better, which brings up a whole new set of problems. They won't be able to keep him where he is now because there's a waiting list of over 40 people for beds in their intensive care area, so the search is on to find somewhere he'll be able to go when Medicare decides PT isn't working and cuts off the funds for it. They'll need to be ready to move him even tho nobody has any idea when that time will come. Very tricky there and so far they haven't had any luck. Did you get all of your bulbs in? Yeah, haven't seen BD here all day - you KNOW he's busy!! Oh hey I see you got another FP! YAY and congratzies!!!

By Sylviag on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Getting antsy already! Got my Seahawks hat on to work outside soon. From what I read, Seattleites are going bonkers. Man, I would love to be at the season home opener and the milling around the stadium and drum corps and the brat stands beforehand. Sigh. Not that we could have afforded the tickies. Hu, glad you noticed, might have thrown the whole game off with a missing "P" I imagine not much improvement for FIL :( Good for the guys to do guy things. I am glad now that we are settled and no big house projects looming Bryan has started getting enthused about fishing again. He was up an hour efore half son an friend cam to pic him up. Busy day for BD today getting the RV and all packed up.

By Fauxpaws on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Nah, leave your avatar just like it is, at least for a while. The 'Hawks still own bragging rights, at least for a while. And the way they're looking this preseason, they could very well win it all again this year. I see you lost one of the "P's" on your pom poms. You'd better find it before the game starts. =) We've got Harvin going tonight (Go Percy!) We also have Randall Cobb for Green Bay, but let's not talk about that. Nice score on the bulbs! They'll look gorgeous next spring!! The lariope I have now is the kind with blue flowers, and tho they're small flowers, they bloom like crazy starting in late July. Wednesday poker is every other week. He also plays most Mondays with another group of guys but that one always breaks up early so that he's usually home by half time for Monday night football. I'm glad he gets to play some poker. They're both small money games so he never wins or loses much, and it's a good stress reliever for him. And these days he needs that! Hope Bryan has some good luck fishing!

By Sylviag on Sep 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

I prolly should put on a plain Seawhaks logo :)

By Sylviag on Sep 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Yeah I was happy to see LOL Cats back on track with no significant changes I could see. Rest should be next week I think. Oh yeah, pom oms out of the box nd ready to wave. Bryan is going fishing all day tomorrow on the lower Deschutes (anout 1 1/2 hours awy but shuld be back by half time I hope. Am excited for the first game. Reminds me I need to put on my Seahawks avatar :) I haz bulbs - hunderds ob dem! On our rounds today Bryan needed some DIY stuff at Lowe's and I just casually (yeah, right) wandered into Candy Land :) They had just put out their bulbs and I asked if they are Ok to plant here now and she said yes. In WA i had a large area under a magnolia tree and t was beautiful in the spring. In the front here there is a large oval around a pine tree (about 10 x 5) that was once a planting area. We had to take out a lot of grass and weeds and Bryan ringed it with block and yesterday I dumped many wheelbarrows of good dirt in. So tomorrow I get to plant daffies, bearded and Duth Iris, crocus and anemones. I just looked up lariope and it looks quite pretty - some get blue flowers. Worth giving it a spot. Is that a weekly game with his buds?

By Fauxpaws on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

I really expected the ajuga to work. Don't know what happened there. I have vinca growing along the far side of the yard next to the driveway and it does fine, but like everything it doesn't get enough sun to really fill out, and it would get even less where I put the ajuga. Ivy would be fine except for the few patches that actually get afternoon sun. So next year I'll try the lariope. If that doesn't work I give up. Yeah, almost a year already since Red passed. I still miss the old coot and I know my sis sure does. Glad to see the lolcats are back, at least! Chuck's off to poker with "the boys" tonight so I should have plenty of time to check them out. Got your pompoms ready for tomorrow night? Ought to be a great game!

By Sylviag on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM

ED aout the ajugas. Usually they are so hardy. Have you tried vinca? I planted one in one of the rock pockets I made and it is doing great, growing down the boulder and has doubled in size. But I will see how it overwinters.. Oh my,, it' been a year already. I agree that would be a great time to visit. Checked the LOLCat FPs and the first one featured by chianty is a new one so they appear to be on track again.

By Fauxpaws on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:04 AM

Nope, no rain. Unless you count all the pine needles raining down on everything. ED'd your party was a great success from the small amount of leftovers and the rather larger mess left in the yard! "Queen" MIL must have had a blast, too. And nice score on the German deli treats! Your German tastebuds must be working overtime! Really looking forward to visiting my sis. It will be the 1-year anniversary of Red's death and I hope to keep her happy and occupied. The party will really help. I'm curious to see what changes ICHC comes up with, too. I'm expecting the worst so maybe I won't be too disappointed! =)

By Sylviag on Sep 1, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Did you get any rain? We had a grand fmaily gathering yesterday. I ED a visit to your sister's around Halloween? Be great for you two to get together again and play dress up :) No clue on ICHC but will be curious when they start back up, supposedly on the 3d for the kittehs and 9th for doggies and animals, to see if there are any changes to be sprung on us. Suspicious thing that I am LOL

By Fauxpaws on Aug 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Yep, I did see you guys talking about page 141 I think it was. Sheesh! Any idea what TPTB are up to? Glad you're having a nice day - too bad you're stuck in the kitchen. But it'll all be worth it tomorrow! We're waiting for some rain. Now that we need it we can't seem to get any. Maybe tonight.

By Sylviag on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

If you ED me and allcatsloved, I think there are over 150 cat FP pages out there now - crazy LOL I gave up after 11 pagesand on even looking at anything else. In Animals they had thown in some sci fi, histies and pundits! Hope you and Chuck have a bit more restful weekend. Anything planned? I am doing a lot of prep work for our family birthday BBQt omorrow. Prolly should get back to that :) WIll pop into KSO first. Nice and cool and overcast today to give all the plants some relief.

By Fauxpaws on Aug 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

ACK! No, I didn't know that. Guess I missed that message. I also didn't remember that lol had FP'd a while ago and was sure wondering why they'd picked it for FP now. lol! Thanks for the heads-up!

By Sylviag on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

AnimaLOL "2d view" FP congrats! Don't know if you are aware they shut down ICHA for the weekend for LOL Cats and 9 Sep for the rest of the animals and are posting old FPs instead. This one of yours was posted:

By Fauxpaws on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM

LMAO about the key cards! What a doofus! Sounds like he made an impressive haul at the deli. Nice! And yep - sounds just like my mom, too! Gotta be the German in 'em! LOL! Have fun at Kamp!