By Fauxpaws on May 30, 2015 at 9:08 AM
I liked the tomato guy. Such dedication! LOL Smart move on your part to play the soundtrack for your folks. Saved all of you the trouble of leaving at intermission. Dinner sounded good, too. We do Chinese only about once or twice a year but do like the food from the little takeout place. Their tempura shrimp is always good so I get that a lot, then switch up on other entrees as the mood hits.
By 2katmom on May 30, 2015 at 5:12 AM
Hi BD - i see you got an FP !!! yeah you! (sometimes it would be nice if WE could see that notice on our dashboard since the notification stuff seems sorta borked!). Anyway -- you are most welcome to my 'eggstras' on the CAtT site. Yes, the kits met Copper last weekend. Copper is quite mellow so I felt safe bringing them along. DaVinci ended up being very hidden most of the weekend, but Cupid introduced himself to all the humans. By day Sunday ( we all arrived Thurs nite), he wasn't arching / hissing / running when he saw Copper. Mom swears she saw him hunting Copper at one point when Copper was napping on his bed. Dad was funny - he wanted me to get a cat that was more social -but- that generally means more curious and playful too -- lol - not sure he was ready for the 1 yr old exploring fool that Cupid can be. We had to hide a few dried wreath wall hangings which were in reach ( over the tv cabinet, hanging over mom and dad's headboard) -- but- mostly he was good. We got to sail on a skipjack on Sunday afternoon - really nice to get out on the water. Dad sold his putput 2 years back and so it's been rare that I've been out on the water since then. (The H..M. Krentz - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skipjack_%28boat%29 ) the skipper oysters during the winter and takes out tourists during the summer. It was quite interesting to hear his opinions - though I'm not sure I'd take everything he says as truth -- just truth from the oysterman side of the conservation/government admin side of the bay management. Hope you've been having fun - Go Warriors! **hugs** kris
By Fauxpaws on May 30, 2015 at 4:50 AM
So, was it Hairspray? I don't think I'd ever be in the mood to sit through that. Hope you and your mom came up with a tasty dinner. I meant to get back on here yesterday but just never made it. Obviously. LOL Ran over to FILs for a while, then came home and got cleaned up for the service. We only made it to the visitation, which was packed with probably 100 people. That was nice to see. We talked to the family and hung around for a little while but didn't stay for the service. Chuck's call. He just couldn't face another one so soon. Picked up Chinese at our favorite little hole-in-the-wall and pigged out while another storm blew through town. It's raining now but it's a quiet rain and should be over soon. Looks like we'll finally start drying out here in the upcoming week. That'd be good.
By Fauxpaws on May 29, 2015 at 7:12 AM
You're welcome. It worked perfectly for that pic. "Family reunion"! LOL! Good one. Dallas and her hubs are going back home today. Tata! Don't hurry back! Geez, 6 runs in the ninth? More like the whole wagon fell apart. That must have been fun to watch. Yeah, there's flooding here too, tho nothing like what Texas is getting. The river's still rising here, so it'll get worse before it gets better, but it's not at dangerous levels. Chuck's friend who had the brain tumor passed away, so we'll be going to the visitation this evening. I don't think we'll stay for the funeral service but Chuck would like to see the family and pass on our condolences. *sigh*
By Fauxpaws on May 29, 2015 at 5:19 AM
Home page congrats! Yeah, I remember you mentioning those tile counters before. I'm sure they look nice but that grout is no doubt a headache. About the only thing we don't need to replace in our kitchen is the flooring, which we had redone about 10 years ago. I'm pretty sure the wood cabinets are the original ones and they're totally shot. The counter tops are in decent shape but they're ugly as hell. They're dark brown, as are the cabinets, and with the room facing east, it looks like a mole hole once the morning sun moves away. Our stove and dishwasher are on their last legs, too. I mentioned something to Chuck the other day about hiring Mark to redo our kitchen when FIL's house was done and gone, but I think that was poor timing on my part. Maybe in a year he will have recovered sufficiently to bring it up again.
By Fauxpaws on May 28, 2015 at 11:26 AM
That's a very good test and you're so right - that 'necessary' is a toughie. Sometimes even fair can give me pause. Sorry to stick you with that laundry list but you did ask. =) And yes, most of it will be contracted out, though Mark, the guy who just did the kitchen has agreed to stay on and either do the work himself or hire someone he knows who can do a good job. Boy, he was the best find EVER. He'd been doing work on the house across the street from ours last autumn and Chuck went over and chatted with him for a bit, knowing that he was going to have to find people to work on his dad's place this spring. Mark stopped by that neighbor's house again this spring to do another job for them and came over to see what Chuck's situation was and Chuck put him to work. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. I told Chuck that when he was through over at FIL's, he could come over here and redo our kitchen. Hint, hint. So you're down to apricots, eh? Bummer. I've never been much for apricots. Now peaches - oh yeah! Nothing beats a fresh peach or peach smoothie in the summertime,
By Fauxpaws on May 28, 2015 at 6:43 AM
Somehow I doubt snide is the only tool in the belt. It's probably just the one tool you go to the most. As long as your folks enjoyed dinner, then that's all that matters. I see a tough battle for the Dubs. They'll need to be in top form for every game. I have faith they can do it. There are still a million things to do at FIL's. Most of the downstairs needs new ceiling panels. A couple of the bathrooms need major work. The front of the house needs new gutters. The old ones either fell apart or were taken down for whatever reason years ago and the rain fell on the driveway near the house and eroded the ground there, so the driveway needs some serious repair. I think those are the major projects. Oh, and the small balcony off of the upstairs living/dining room needs rebuilt. After all that, there are smaller things like replacing the carpet in a couple of bedrooms and general cleaning. So it will be a while before Chuck gets to the selling point. Gonna be a long, hot summer!
By Fauxpaws on May 28, 2015 at 5:07 AM
Feel free to be as snide as you want and lob away! =) What the hell is chimichurri sauce? No, never mind, I don't want to know. The only thing I want on my steak is maybe a little seasoning, especially if I'm having a filet. I find that restaurants that like to smother their steaks in some kind of sauce usually do it to cover up the fact that the steak is probably a poor cut of meat. Your mom's comment would have sounded a little strange to me if I didn't "know" her better from our conversations. Yep, all you can do is sigh. I didn't watch the end of the Dubs' game last night but managed to stay awake long enough to know that they had it covered. You'll need to remember all of these great games from the Dubs and the Giants later this fall when you'll probably be suffering through Niners games.
By Fauxpaws on May 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM
To be fair, Dallas has gotten some work done at the house. But mainly it's been her mouth working and Chuck said he wouldn't miss her much when she went home. That is funny about your mom! Whatcha gonna do, Mom? I called my sis this morning before I took off and made sure she was ok, as another bad storm had just blown through. But she was fine, along with all her critters. My niece is hanging in there in Houston, too. Bluebirds are amazing, aren't they? I saw my pair take on a bluejay today that had made the mistake of perching on a limb too close to the birdhouse. They're tough little poops! Giants won again, I see. Yee HAW! Have a great evening!
By Fauxpaws on May 27, 2015 at 7:02 AM
Becky's lol for Linder is a hoot, too. I know she'll love it. I don't mind having no support or appreciation from the siblings. The less we hear from them, the better. Dallas decided to stay over until Friday, apparently to play with her friends as she's not much help at the house. That's fine, too. I'm sure Syl will be elated to see her adventure story come to an end. I just hope she has some hair left when it's all over. I hope you enjoy the dinner tonight! And your mom gets over her little snit about the Dubs! LOL! Time to clean up and head over to the house.
By Fauxpaws on May 27, 2015 at 4:54 AM
Rough day yesterday. Spent it stripping more wallpaper in the bathrooms and then trying to get the damn glue off the walls. @#$#! My back stiffened up on me by the time I got home and hurt like hell but I've been popping Alleve and it helps some. I'm supposed to clean out the inside of the fridge today so I'll just have to be careful. Growing old sucks. The kitchen is done finally and looks wonderful. The guy Chuck hired did a great job and will be staying on to work on other projects. Yay! Sure nice to hear from Syl but I wish the news had been better. Gotta get going on Linder's b-day lol. GO DUBS!
By Fauxpaws on May 26, 2015 at 7:05 AM
The wind was ferocious so I'll be picking up limbs and branches later, but that's nothing new. Just saw that my sis and my niece in Houston are both okay too. That's a relief! My niece's neighborhood is flooded but her house is fine. My sis will be out later this morning checking her place for more debris but everything appears ok. I'll have to look at that latest foul by Howard. I can understand why you want him to stay in the game but really! Let 'em whine!
By Fauxpaws on May 26, 2015 at 4:29 AM
I did enjoy the mockumentary! Had to watch it this morning as I shut the computer down early yesterday afternoon, but I was ready for a good laugh. Had a nasty storm blow through early in the evening. Amazingly enough our power stayed on and the damage doesn't look bad at all this morning. Whew! Oh, Dubs! Phooey! I guess Harden came to play. He did well. I sure hope Curry's all right. I haven't heard much news on him yet.
By cataff on May 25, 2015 at 5:23 PM
Thank you very much for the mockumentary! That was hilarious and brought back a fond memory. When Steve Stone worked with Harry Caray as the Cubs' broadcasters, Harry used to tease Stony about Kuiper's home run. I'm glad you liked Trace Adkins' military tribute. He really does show the proper respect to our military.
By Fauxpaws on May 25, 2015 at 4:22 AM
So it's all the coach's fault, is it? Really, people. It's amazing how fast those fans will turn on someone. And how stupid they can be. It should be one exciting championship matchup. Our day ended up being longer than we thought over at FILs A bad storm blew through town and the power went out, so we were stuck over there until around 6:00. We were still able to get some work done but after a while we were tired of working and just sat around. The power never did come back on. I hope it's on this morning. Our own power at home stayed on at home, we were happy to see. Yay for that!
By cataff on May 24, 2015 at 3:12 PM
The present owner, Jim Irsay, is the son of the traitor Robert Irsay who moved the Colts out of Baltimore in 1984. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree, so the younger Irsay and the younger Davis are not to be trusted. You are so right that Jones showed his true colors right away in the disgusting way he fired Tom Landry, who was a class act. I love watching Becky get her snack, so I sit and look at your avatar a lot. Every time I donate to ARF, I think of her.
By cataff on May 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM
You are right that not many teachers have the kind of impact Gunny did. I've known fewer than five in my lifetime. He came from the coastal part of the state and will be buried in a veterans' cemetery in that area. Even so, many from here will make the trip to attend. There is a delay because his daughter is stationed in Germany and won't get back to the States until tomorrow. I was a Raiders fan when Madden and those players were there too, but Davis drove me away as Jones has made me detest the Cowboys and Steinbrenner and his kids the Yankees. I am a Seahawks fan for the moment. I can never forgive the Colts for skulking out of Baltimore in the middle of the night after declaring they were going no where.
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