By Fauxpaws on Jan 25, 2015 at 5:28 AM
I'm baaack! Had a nasty bout with a stomach virus but am feeling better. That's very interesting about the oak leaves! I wish they could make up their minds! lol So ed'd you're getting started on a new deck. Well, Bryan is, anyway. =) Even if the weather turns bad again, he can at least get all the staining done. That'll be a big help. Just make sure he's got plenty of ventilation in that garage - don't want him burning up brain cells! =) So Lowe's up there will now be the Wood & Weed store, eh? LMAO on that one! Gonna be a nice day here so I'm looking forward to getting outside, even if it is just to rake more oak leaves! I'm getting cabin fever!
By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 8:20 PM
You should send the clean-up bill to BIL :) Gives Chuck a few more months to get it all squared away. Are there a lot of furnishings and other stufff in the house that need to be dealt with too? Have you scouted out a real estate agent you might want to go with? I finaly thought I would look up the oak leaf issue and here is what I found http://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/why-do-some-leaves-persist-on-beech-and-oak-trees-well-into-winter The theory is that oak and beech are somewhere inbetween evergreens and normal deciduous and are still possibly evolving to become like all the other deciduous and drop their leaves in fall. Don't think they will eveole in your lifetime though so keep that rake handy LOL It ws a s shock but I am glad we at least know I've had many friends who just stop coming (like kingjasper) which leaves one wondering what happened and hoping it was nothing bad.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 22, 2015 at 7:34 AM
Yep, he'll get the debris hauled off and then the contractor to come in, so most of what he can do is finished. Mortgage rates are pretty low right now and there's a chance they might even go lower, so he's hoping all the work will be done in a couple of months and he can unload it this spring. Good riddance is all I can say! I wonder why oak leaves do that too, as it's not the norm. Sure is annoying tho! I ED'd about Bryan's dental work - Chuck just went through a deep cleaning himself and it's no fun, fer shur! Did an abbreviated errand run and will probably have to make another one this weekend when all this rainy crud leaves. I hate to shop on the weekends but it's better than going in this mess, especially if I get my rear in gear and go before noon. Hah - we'll see how that works out! Glad you got some exercise time in, along with the DG. Tho like you say, housework is good exercise, too! Sure is sad news about roniharvey. Quite a shock, too. We weren't friends but I did enjoy her lols and know she was friend to many here.
By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:09 AM
Mornin' ED about the kitchen. I cetainly understand needing a break from all that just for a bit. Hope Chuck can get someone to clean up the debris at a reasonable price. Once that is all gone, it will be easier to tackle the rest either himself or by a contractor. Oh gads yes, oak leaves hang on to their leaves forever. We had them all ovr out disc golf course in WA. Intresting that they do that and I wonder why they are programmed tht way. Come Spring w will have dratte pine needles to rake up again But they ahve a 2 week free dump for those every yer so we will wait until then. I;ve had that jewelry forever also since aunties gave me some when they were alive and just now atually looked at them :) We have a run of nice days and temps in the low 50s during the day through at least Tues but what everyone really wants and needs is snow. Get all you errands done yesterday? I'm feeling all broke what with the Honda 30k service and Bryan's teeth :)
By Fauxpaws on Jan 21, 2015 at 5:54 AM
Breaking 100 was always my goal in bowling too. It's fun when you do it. No, our oak trees still have leaves on them. With oaks, the leaves tend to stay put until new leaves push them off in the spring. So yep, it's pretty much a never ending task! That's cool about the jewelry! I have a few old pieces I've inherited over the years too but have never gotten them appraised. A lot of times the makers marks are worn off, at least partially, and they're impossible to read, so you got lucky with those that you found. It would be interesting to see what some of them are worth! I should probably do that with mine, too. Some day, maybe! How nice that you got to get out and play some DG! Gotta take advantage of those nice days when you can! Today will be our last nice one for a little while. Rain tomorrow into Friday and colder temps. I'll likely make a grocery run and see what other errands I can get out of the way today. Cold rain doesn't sound very appealing!
By Sylviag on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:02 PM
Well no dropped balls but no 100 either - 92 was the highest score. Got a strike in the first game and a spare in the 2d - woo hoo! But getting a gutter ball in the next frame after the spare killed my chances for 100 ) Not ready for "Bowling for Dollars." My goal is modest and I am sure it will happen. Son said there is still pleny of winter left to go and thus more bowling opportunities. Are all the leaves gone now or is it like a Sisyphs thing - a never ending task? I have always heard of the killer skeeters in A to include form people who have lived there. But they grow eveertying big up there in the summer because of the long days. I have seen pics of cabbage heads over that look like two feet around. Today I deep cleaned the master and some other house puttering like laundry Then got hung up on jewelry. I have a crystal bowl where I keep all kinds of fake sparkly stuff which I've collected for years cuz they are so pretty. Took them all out to clean with a little brush and water as they were so dusty. Then was admiring some things I had gotten from passed elder aunties. And remembered that some of the older costume jewelry have names of the makers on them. Found quite a few pieces and by holding a flashlight under my chin and using a magnifying glass I got the names. Like reading something on a pin head! Looked some of them up and two of the parure sets from one elder auntie likely have some value when I looked at some similar ones for sale online So I sorted them out and put them in a box May take them to vintage jewelry store in Portland when we go there to see what they might value them at. Not sure I want to sell them, but would like to know their worth. So that took hours. You know how starting one thing and then wandering off in another direction goes :) Bryan had spent half the day helping son on a job and then picked me up at 1:30 and we played disc golf for the first time in 2 months I think. We played terrible being so out of practice, but it was a beautiful day so was nice to tramp around the course and get fresh air. Tomorrow Bryan has a dental cleaning appt and will take the Honda for an oil change and I plan to mostly putter around here since I haven't been on much last 3 days.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Remind me never to go bowling with you! Or if I do, I'll have to remember not to stand behind you when you have the ball in your hands. *snerk* That's great that the Seattle sillybrashun didn't get out of hand. Seems like they do more often than not. I got a ton of leaves bagged today. It felt like a ton anyway! Now I'm going to have a glass of wine and get lazy.
By Sylviag on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:46 AM
BFF's son and friends took the light rail downtown Seattle SoDo to sillybrate after the game - was a massive happy dansen party I am sure. Was so glad to hear of no riots, cars overturned, etc., :) Yahm I read an MRI was up today. Oh thanks for the reminder :0 I have dropped it backwards before.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:39 AM
Good to hear you survived the madness! It was just incredible. Saw Sherman on tv this morning and they think it was some nerve damage to his elbow, but they probably still have to do an MRI. The other defensive guy who got hurt has a dislocated shoulder and with two weeks to heal, he should be fine. In any case, both he and Sherman said there's no way they're not playing in the Super Bowl. Have fun bowling! Just remember to let go of the ball when you throw it. =) I'll probably be outside bagging more leaves. An endless task, it seems.
By Sylviag on Jan 19, 2015 at 6:37 AM
Mornin - still alive and breathing. Was in doubt yesterday LOL Has to be one of the most fantastic and nerve wracking playoff games evah. How we pilled that one off is amazing. We could hardly get a TD and then TD AND a 2 point conversion which is like another freaking TD. We played our whole game in the last half of the 4th. Gotta really credit the defense for keeping us somehow in the game and holding them a lot of FGs. It aint over until the fat lady sings :) Get to keep my avi up another 2 weeks - Yay! So glad we have 2 weeks to heal, especially Richard Sherman. Need that dude healthy. Bowling at 2 today with son and gkids as they have today off.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 18, 2015 at 3:37 PM
WOW!!! You still breathin? That's got to be the most fantastic finish I have EVER seen! Congrats! Skittles for everyone!!
By Fauxpaws on Jan 18, 2015 at 5:03 AM
No oopsies is good! And not that easy to accomplish, either. Let's hope it continues. I'm glad Seattle is the early game today and you don't have to wait all day, being all nervous and stuff. It'll be a tough game but I expect the Legion of Boom will get 'em!
By Sylviag on Jan 17, 2015 at 5:13 PM
Yay on bag 'o leaves! We do watch HGTV a lot as background when we're piddling around on the puter and I am continually amazed at the color people paint their walls. Oh yeah, love that bright organge "accent" wall. Goes so well with the emerald green on the other walls and that lovely paisley rug. ED BD for our DIY project. Coming along really well with no oopsies - so far :) Gettingg game nerves alreay. Hoping they are all geting a good sleep tonight. Boy, the mods must be on vacation, hardly any FPs posted the past couple of days.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 17, 2015 at 4:23 PM
I noticed they whipped one of BD's lols right to the FP too last week. That's almost like instant gratification! Yep, you've got to search for those jeans in longs and I have to search for them in petite. You probably have it worse, tho it's nice you've found a good shop for them. Loved your description of those bathroom light fixtures - "slimy green"! Our house looked like a mole hole when we moved in, with the walls all painted a dreary brown. GAA! Ya gotta wonder what people are thinking sometimes! Didn't do much today except I did manage to bag some leaves. It was just too nice out to mess with any more labor than that! I hope you didn't overwork yourself, either!
By Sylviag on Jan 17, 2015 at 8:57 AM
Thanks! Wow they must have posted that one like a half hour after I made it yesterday morning. Glad you found some jeans yesterday on your outing with your gal pals. I usually have to try on elebenty pairs - if I can fine "Long" to get just the right fit. Amazing how they can all kind of look the same and fit so differently. I have a new, but expensive, source for longs. A western wear and tack shop in town. Cowgirls are me LOL That was nice of Dallas but yeah, I like to space out my food gorges :) How long is she planning to stay? So where did she take you guys? Read the story on Elf and the raccoon :) Between that and the oversize crow you've had some wild life encounters lately. Our kittehs love to hang out on the large front window and watch the deer as they cruise by. You can ED BD on our DIY stuff. That will be our day today plus I will do a cleanup and drawer and cupboard reorganizing in the master bathroom as we need to paint that also. Same crappy color. That one is even tighter and Bryan will do most of that one as a lot of cut-in work. So no movie today or tomorrow but it will be wonderful to get both those rooms done. The rest of the rooms are OK for a couple more years and we lightened the kitchen paint up last year. She really like dark. What up for you two this weekend. Oh yes, another half assed attempt at leaves? ROFLMAO
By Fauxpaws on Jan 17, 2015 at 5:40 AM
Yep, my jeans go through the same aging process! I did see the Today story on kids wearing shorts in the winter. Thought about BD, wearing his shorts and a sweatshirt on cold mornings to walk Becky. Of course, he's not out in the snow, but still it gives me chills thinking about it. My legs would be all goose pimply fur shur! I liked the story they had about the 3 rhinos escaping, with the guy running after them down the street, his arms waving madly. Had to think yeah, good luck with that! He did manage to herd them back, tho. Brave soul! Had lunch with the pals and then came home to discover we were going out to eat with Dallas. Food coma! I did find some decent jeans at half price. I hope they still fit after all that restaurant food! lol! Did y'all get the bathroom painted? Boy, I'd rather do any room in the house than the bathroom! The kitchen is bad too, but at least you have more room to maneuver. You two deserve lunch and a movie after that. Ah, I see another great FP! LMAO! Congrats!!
By Sylviag on Jan 16, 2015 at 8:18 AM
Mornin' A good pair of jeans are truly an investment. I keep them for years and go from wearing to good occasions, to around town and finally they are relgated to yard work. Can get 10 years or more out of a pair LOL Oh my dear heart it has been a rough few years for you and this FIL thing is not helping. Not only his passing but all the estate fallout and weird reallative. Besides your own stress, you are taking on Chuck's. When Bryan is stressed about something, I am also. As long as the doc is keeping an eye on it and you don't lose too much. About ready to drag Bryan to a movie and lunch again. Watching the Today show and they are talking abut parents tha want to wear shorts in the winter and snow. Same here. Youngest gson always earing shorts in the winter. Drives me crazy but they must be more hot blooded than us. Have a fun day today.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 16, 2015 at 5:15 AM
Yep, errands done. It was nice to get out and get some fresh air without freezing my fanny off every time I got out of the car. LOL Dillards is a better quality department store than Kohls. Of course, that means higher prices, but I haven't liked any of the jeans I saw at Kohls and would rather get something pricier on sale than settle for something I don't really like. Actually, I've been slowly losing weight for a few years now. The doc couldn't find anything wrong with me and blames it on stress, which makes sense. I went through a stressful time with my sis when Red was having his heart problems, and then this thing with Chuck's dad has upped my stress level even more. At least I'm getting something good out of it, as I sure needed to lose some weight! I haven't seen any of the Oscar movies, as usual. Sis and I were going to watch Hotel Budapest when we were there but never got around to it. I would like to see that and a few of the others.
By Sylviag on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:10 PM
Got all your errands run today? Sunds like a fun day planned for tomorrow. Always fun to spend some time with gurlfrens. I do miss my BFF in WA for that. All my younger frens here all work and are busy with family on the weekends. Every now and then half son's wife and her BFF and I will manage a Sat lunch out. We don't have a Dillard's here. Kinda like Kohls? Sweet on losing weight - good weight loss I hope and not something wrong? They had Wrangler on again this morning. I think their ratings will start going up just cuz of him :) They announced the Oscar nominations and we actually saw one of the movies, Hotel Budapest which we did love. And Guardians of the Galaxy which was a un Sci Fi. Of crouse they only got noinated for make-up and some other behind the scenes stuff. Usually we have never seen any of them.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:10 PM
I think Wrangler's foster mom will make sure everything is done right. She knows what she's doing. That was funny with Matt and his bribes! Ran around doing errands today. Tomorrow will be a play day, at least for me. Going to lunch with a couple of friends and then hope to get over to Dillards and look for some good jeans and maybe shoes on sale. I've lost some weight and all of my jeans are too big now and look stupid on me. Ain't complaining tho, mind you! Hope things went well at the doc's.
By Sylviag on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:03 AM
Such a cute puppy and the name is the best one. Waldo i kinda doofus. I had to laugh yesterday when Matt had the treats in his pocket but Wrangler had to stop at each person firt to get lubs. Cool idea as long as everyone follows the training rules since the final goal is to train him to be a guide dog. Alway an initial big response on Shudda Cudda but then it slow sdown so you shouldn't hav a porblem catching up. So many good ones. Yes, please send some in! Once again I wish they would mix it up with the FPs to get more people's stuff featured rather than always the same ones :( Doc appt today and that's about it, What up for you?
By Fauxpaws on Jan 15, 2015 at 6:30 AM
Ah, he didn't get out of the car. Well good! A quick getaway is always the best plan, if need be. =) I got a good bit of cleaning done yesterday. Trying to get caught up on the Shudda Cudda FP'd lols but they're pouring in fast. I'll need to dig a few of my own up. I love avocados too! A food that's actually good for ya! My niece made a killer batch of guac at Christmas and ended up having to make a second one. I meant to get her recipe but forgot. So what do you think of Wrangler on The Today Show? Is he a doll or what?!! Waldo was an ok name but I like Wrangler better. Wes or William? Bleh!
By Sylviag on Jan 14, 2015 at 4:48 PM
He didn't get out of the car; just pulled up next to him at the stop light and rolled down his window and he other guy did too and started his rant. I wouldn't have let him get out in case we needed to make a quick getaway LOL Did my treadill, shower and some house stuff. what did you wind up doing?
By Fauxpaws on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:22 AM
That's understandable, Bryan getting out of the car in those circumstances, especially since it was an old fart and less likely to be carrying a gun. Sheesh, I'd hate to be the guy's wife! The treadmill sounds like a good, safe plan! It's too cold out to do anything outside so I might try to clean something - lord knows I've got plenty of choices there! =)
By Sylviag on Jan 14, 2015 at 9:07 AM
You are probably right but we were both pulling up to the same red light and would have wound up right next to each other anyway. The guy was older and truly was turning redder and redder. His passenger was trying to calm him down. So I was picturing the convo he might have with his wife. "Some ahole cut me off blah, blah, bah." "So what did he do?" "He appolgized." "Oh that was good," "Yeah but I kept yelling at him." "What did he do," "Apologize again." I mean what did the old fart want Bryan to do - pay for his pain and suffering? We never heard any brakes squealing or anything so can't have cut him off too badly. Let's hope we both have a safe day at home today :) The treadmill is about much activity as I plan to do. Is Chuck going to FIL's house?
By Fauxpaws on Jan 14, 2015 at 8:50 AM
That is a shame about the Ducks homecoming. That's how it usually seems to go however. Boy, I thought I had a crappy day yesterday! Yours sounds like the day from hell all right. Bryan was great with that crazed driver, tho it probably would have been safer to just keep driving. We've had several incidents here of guns being pulled and people getting shot due to road rage and it's scary. Having that guy stroke out on you wouldn't have been fun either. Glad you managed a teaspoon's worth! They really should warn a person ahead of time! As for MIL, I sure hope she truly is realizing what she's doing to herself. So far it sounds like BD's moving along fine. I guess we'll know in a day or two. If anyone can do it, I figure he can. Good idea to stay home today. I think I'll do the same! =)
By Sylviag on Jan 14, 2015 at 7:36 AM
I felt kinda bad when I watched the news last night and they said that the Ducks came home "with little fanfare." I guess becaue they lost very few showed up to greet them. Poor form if you ask me - they made it to the championship game and that deserves a cheer or two. Sure hope they pick up all the trash at FIL's so CHuck doesn't have to do a dump run. I think they have enough smarts to keep a low profile with CHuck for quit awhile :) ED BD for my del from hell :) Hope he gets his puter stuff fixed up without a long absence.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 14, 2015 at 6:54 AM
It was nice to see Oregon there. I get tired of the same old teams every year. I hope your day went ok yesterday. We spent a good part of the day over at the house trying to clean up some of the mess. Trash pickup is today there, so we hauled a bunch of stuff out to the street. I hope they pick it all up. I don't think any of the sibs will have the nerve to say anything to Chuck. If they do, I hope I'm not around to hear. It won't be pretty.
By Sylviag on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:13 AM
Not knowing enough about college football I will take your word on inter conference play. But it was very cool OR did get to play. Now on to the Seahawks. I don't think at this point that Chuck owes anyone in that family anything in terms of what he is doing and why. And no one had better bitch about the money that will have to be spent to get that kitchen back into shape. Not much going on today, errands MIL, lab work. You staying snug at home today?
By Fauxpaws on Jan 13, 2015 at 5:50 AM