It’s freezing Friday here, actually. How’s your weekend starting?

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  1. votermom says:

    I survived walking puppy.
    I was wearing a knitted cap and my ears still felt like ice and I couldn’t feel my cheeks.
    My goodness, where is the global warming I’ve been promised?

    • Ann says:

      Freezing cold here too.

      No autumn this year, 75° one day, 45° the next. What happened to the 60s? (although since 75 lasted until the last week of October, I am not sure I should be complaining).

      I did spend yesterday gathering the leaves that had dropped (we are just past peak). And then last night the winds were howling at around 25-30 mph. My leave piles are down the street in some else’s backyard now. The good news is there are very few leaves left on the trees in the front yard after all the wind! The bad news is my (very large) backyard tree hasn’t started to turn yet (it always seems to drop leaves in December).

    • helenk3 says:

      Yeah I thought the screaming yesterday would create enough hot air to bring on global warming

    • DeniseVB says:

      Can’t wait for puppy’s first snow 😉

  2. lateblum says:

    It is below freezing here. It was 18 degs when I woke up. It is predicted to reach 32 today. We have a little snow sticking to the grass. And there’s no sun. But it is Friday!!!
    I will be busy again today. I’m packing stuff and getting ready for the painters who have promised to be here “sometome next week”. Grrrrrrr it is maddening waiting for people to show up. Especially when there is so much to be done and so much upheaval to try to live with. This is the reason I have not painted or decorated much since moving here many years ago. The upheaval is the greatest inconvenience of all.

    • mcnorman says:

      Wow. We can’t get out of the 70s in the desert right now. The coldest snap was a few days ago…43. Sending some warm air to you.

    • taw46 says:

      Boy, do I know about the upheaval! We have been living that since Irma. Finally some of the insurance money has come through, and they will start repairing the ceilings tomorrow (water intrusion from losing shingles). Still LOTS to do to the outside of the house, but at least we will be able to straighten out the inside, boxes everywhere. Yay!

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Taw This is where lots of patience comes in handy! ❤

        • taw46 says:

          So true! I do have a lot of patience. And our neighbors on the street are going through the same thing. We all still consider ourselves very fortunate, considering it was a Cat 4. And seeing how bad it was just 5 miles from us.

      • lateblum says:

        Oh I’m so sorry to have complained about this. I should remember that there things could always be so much worse. I hope your chaos gets resolved soon. And that upheaval will be a distant memory quickly. It must be stressful living with such mess and uncertainty.

        • taw46 says:

          No, no, no, I didn’t mean it that way at all! I was agreeing with you, having to pack up stuff for painters is a pain in the ass. Sorry, didn’t mean for it to come out that way.

          • lateblum says:

            I didn’t take it any way at all. Your comment really reminded me that it could be worse. I think that when I spend too much time thinking about my own inconveniences, I forget about others. See? it’s time I get back to work here…. 😉

      • Somebody says:

        I’m glad the insurance money is starting to come through for you Taw. An insurance adjuster FINALLY made it to my son’s house this week. Who knows how long until his house is actually fixed, we’re hoping before the year is out. He doesn’t make a lot of money so if he’ll be able to take a catastrophic loss on his taxes if all of his expenses come this year. If his deductible is stretched out into next year then that will be a different story.

        Speaking of painting and home improvement, my dear husband is attempting to paint the outside of our house. About five years ago I bought him a really nice professional paint sprayer/roller. It’s higher end, self cleans with a hose, he bought the extensions and cut in tools, etc. He just now took that sprayer out of the box for the first time and is putting it together as we speak. I bought him scaffolding around the same time. I assume at some point that will get broken in.

        I love my husband, but home improvement is not his forte, which is fine if he would only admit that. Truth is for what we spent on all these tools we could hire a professional, but for some reason he has always refused to hire people. He’s always insisted he can do it, but then he procrastinates and it never gets done or it gets sooooo bad we’re forced to hire someone and because it got so bad it costs more. Such is life around here.

        Soooooo he’s off for Veteran’s Day today and he took off yesterday in order to have a four day weekend to “get er done”. Hmmmm, well things are moving very slowly and the weather isn’t cooperating. He pressure washed last weekend. He caulked yesterday. So far today he’s taped one window and one door and is attempting to put the sprayer together…..hmmmm. I think perhaps it might help a skosh to start before noon. It’s possible he might get one small section painted today, but the jury is still out on that at this moment. Unfortunately the only days that were amenable to painting were yesterday and today, the forecast is for tomorrow and Sunday are windy and rainy…….hate it when the weather sneaks up on you like that.

        My neighbor down the street owns a painting company…….should I or shouldn’t I??? I don’t think I have enough mad money stashed at the moment, but there is always plastic. Most importantly I need to bite my tongue…….I will not be a bitch, I will not be a bitch, I will not be a bitch……honestly hiring someone is great, it’s expeditious, it’s easy. He just has a problem with hiring people like it’s an assault on his manhood, so he has to buy all these fancy tools that he never uses…….and the beat goes on.

        Uh oh, he just stomped through the house sighing heavily……I will bite my tongue, I will bite my tongue, I will bite my tongue. Thank GAWD I have a hair appointment this afternoon. I have a feeling I’m going to need to get out of the house.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Don’t forget you also need to stop by the local Urgent Care for treatment on your nearly bitten through tongue.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I swear, men ! I’m finally getting mine around to “calling the guy”. It’s not an easy transition from Marine to construction biz to full retirement. He just can’t do a simple plumbing fix anymore since the old body (with new shoulder and hips) just can’t twist and turn like it used to. I think it’s a guy thing.

          Dh’s speciality was decks and bulkheads and had great bartering and negotiation skills by offering a lower price if the homeowner “wanted to assist” him or the full price. Maybe you can see if your painter neighbor can “make a deal” 🙂

      • DeniseVB says:

        taw, I’m so glad your damages weren’t worse considering how damaging that storm was. Remember, above all else, you do live in Paradise and all will be fixed while the rest of us are shriveled up frozen meatballs later this season thinking about you 😀

        Did I read an article that 140k Puerto Ricans have MOVED to Miami since the storm? Who’s left on that island to fix sh*t ?

        • taw46 says:

          Yes, I was a little shaky when we came back after the storm, feeling very unsafe. It is weird to explain, probably everyone feels that way who has experienced a major disaster. But now we are all settled back in Paradise and life is good! (As long as we don’t look at the outside of the house, lol.)

          PR, it seems all the Dems are really pushing them to move to the continental US, especially Florida. Miami has looked like a Latin country for a looong time now.

          • Jadzia says:

            I am so sorry you’re going through this. My stepmother packed up this week to move out of her (and my dad’s) house while the Harvey repairs are made. There’s a long road ahead for everybody who lived through these storms.

    • Ann says:

      Good luck with your painting!

      The worst upheaval we had in this house was when I had hardwood floors installed in 3 of the downstairs rooms (note to self: do all the floors BEFORE moving into the next house… assuming there is a next house). Every stick of furniture had to come out of those rooms and we crammed as much as we could into the other rooms downstairs. After that, Hubby and Sonny-boy took small pieces and knickknacks upstairs. The drapes were all hanging from the banister, and the only way to escape the airgun was to take the dog for a walk. I was working at the kitchen table in what felt like a rabbit warren.

      It was a long couple of weeks, but well worth the inconvenience. I hope your project makes you as happy!

      • lateblum says:

        Thanks, Ann. I hope so, too. ❤

      • Somebody says:

        Been there done that with the floors Ann. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I got so frustrated at the slow pace I “drugged” my husband. I slipped him a “Mickey” in his coffee. I spiked his coffee with caffeine tablets and royal jelly. OMG!! It was amazing!! He completed more in one day than he’d completed in an entire week. My neighbors were amazed too. One neighbor I confessed to insisted she was going get real drugs to juice him up and have him install new floors at her house.

        I can’t do that anymore though, hubby started drinking his coffee black, shocking I know. I might have slipped him a few more “Mickeys” after that one worked so well and maybe a few other people too. Everybody in my family started drinking their coffee black except my eldest daughter, but she won’t accept a cup of coffee with the sugar and cream already in it from anyone, LMAO! They’re all a bunch of wimps, what’s a little herbal juicing??? It’s not like I poisoned them, sheesh! They all liked it when I used to juice up baby mama, that worthless bitch would actually get off her ass and act normal if I fixed her a cup of my special coffee.

        I’m not a bad person, just a bit impatient at times…..OK, maybe a little devious at times.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Sounds like a typical summer day in San Francisco. Except for the “snow” thing. What is this?

  3. taw46 says:

    “Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile has taken aim at Barack Obama and his alleged ‘Titanic ego’ in her new book.
    Brazile, who took over the DNC from Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the email leaks last summer, also claimed that the former president ‘leeched’ the Democratic party of its vitality, leaving Hillary Clinton to ‘bail it out.’
    In an excerpt from  her new book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, she accused Obama of caring ‘deeply about his image’ and using DNC funds to bankroll his ‘pollster and focus groups’ – even into his second term when he was unable to run again.”

    • 49erDweet says:

      Dear Ms. Brazile. Your story has touched my heart. Consider this a token of the high esteem for which I hold your …………………(snore)………………………..

  4. Anthony says:

    HRC claiming ‘Bitch stole my look!’

  5. lyn says:

    The idea that the federal government and a special counsel were mobilized—that American citizens were monitored and continue to be investigated—based on a campaign-funded hit document is extraordinary. Especially given that to this day no one has publicly produced a single piece of evidence to support any of the dossier’s substantive allegations about Trump team members.

    So yes, Mrs. Clinton, the dossier—which you paid for—was used in the election. And we are only beginning to understand in how many ways.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    From 2008, meet Carol McCain. John needs to STFU when discussing “morals” from 40 years ago. I can’t believe I defended this asshole in 2008 while I did find him dumping his wife for Cindy, the hot heiress, kinda sad. This article convinced me it was a personal decision between Carol and John and I really had no business making any kind of judgment on him. I voted for Sarah anyhow 🙂

  7. lyn says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Peter Sweden has been screaming warnings for months over the horrible things happening in his country since the “refugee” crisis, he seems to the the only one that cares.

  8. helenk3 says:

    when are we going to straighten out the immigration problems. We have to stop being the sucker of the world where you can come and bring your friends and live of our taxpayers

  9. foxyladi14 says:

    America First!!

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Hope this works. It’s a drone aerial of Lake Placid Village, my favorite small town in America! Brrrrr, but never needed anything heavier than a windbreaker, it was such a good “cold” 😀

  11. Dora says:

  12. Dora says:

    Is this the next step in their set up?

  13. Dora says:

    I once felt sorry for this woman. She is becoming annoying.


  14. taw46 says:

    Says the man who was accused in 2008 of having an affair with a lobbyist.

  15. Dora says:

    And see who else is butting in.

    • taw46 says:

      The establishment is out in full force.

    • Lulu says:

      Well Mitt, not everyone gets married when they are twelve with an arranged church marriage ya know. Why don’t you mind your own sanctimonious business asshole.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Worse than McCain dumping his disabled wife, I defended this guy for tying a dog to the roof of his car. God, we were snookered in ’08 and ’12. Can you imagine if they fought this hard on their own campaigns against Oblahma…….nary a peep out of either of them DURING Obamas terms either. Assholes x 2.

    • Anthony says:

      Did he suggest Egg McMuffin move south so he can step in?

  16. taw46 says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      The CNN lady has an annoying “valley girl” quality to her voice. Melania handled her graciously in answering stupid questions.

      • taw46 says:

        Yes, but Kate Bennett has been positive and complimentary of Melania, a surprise coming from CNN.

        • taw46 says:

          I don’t watch her on CNN, just judging by her tweets, haven’t seen anything snarky. And that interview I saw of Kate, she was very favorable toward FLOTUS.

  17. Anthony says:

    Re: Roy Moore – am I the only one who is beginning to think that this is a pissing match between Bannon and the GOPe? Moore was Bannon’s pick. There is no way in hell McConnel spent all that money on oppo research and missed this. I smell a rat.

  18. swanspirit says:

    It’s not freezing here, but it isn’t warm, and it’s supposed to go into the twenties tonight. My house is discombobulated right now, because my washer died, and I am expecting a replacement in an hour. My house is small, and my” laundry room” is under the steps, with just enough room for stackables, so all kinds of things have to be moved out of the kitchen and hallway.
    I was lucky to find a nice almost new used one just the right size, so I am not complaining! Hopefully I can dediscomboblate by dinner. Whew.

  19. helenk3 says:

    They are talking now on tv about how Trump is missing a chance by not having “formal” meetings with Putin while in the Far East. How do we know they are not talking about many things while they are there? Trump does not always broadcast what he is doing because by the time the msm gets done with their spin it twisted around. Words matter

  20. Dora says:

    He had no loyalty to the President. This guy was a plant!

  21. helenk3 says:

    some are up set about the republicans that are retiring or stepping down. Maybe we should look at this as an opportunity to get people in office that put country before party. If only we could get the dems who believe they have lifetime jobs to step down we could have two parties that put country before party always

  22. Miranda says:

    Hard freeze expected tonight in NC! I’m supposed to go to the farmer’s market in the morning to get Mackintosh apples to make a crumble. I’ll have to wear all my knitted things 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      I saw one of those videos on FB for an easy peach dump cake. Pour canned peach chunks(save juice!) in a baking dish, pour dry French Vanilla Cake Mix over that, layer with pats of butter then pour the canned peach juice over that. Bake ‘n’ eat. Of course, as all the FB foodie claim “best peach dump cake ever” 😉

      • Jadzia says:

        This is similar to the only type of cake my mom ever really made; hers involved canned pineapple, cherry pie filling, a box of yeller cake mix (non moist!), an entire package of butter, and a bag of pecans.

        5’8″, 120 pounds for most of her adult life.

  23. taw46 says:

    A stop in Alaska for refueling and a visit with the military and families.

  24. CiscoKid says:

    Need some help.
    I’ve been all over the Internet looking for the comparison of President Trumps reception in China and Obama’s.
    There were a couple of good ones but I just can’t find them.

  25. helenk3 says:

    $1000 from wapo. all you have to do is say ray moore molested you when you were young

  26. Dora says:

    • taw46 says:

      I remember every single detail of what Obama did in the 2008 primary, all of this and more. I think most of the people on this blog do, too. And it is true, the MSM would not report on it. Then Hillary gave in to them and did not fight at the convention. That is when I walked away from the Democratic Party. My sister knew all of this as well, was just as disgusted as me, but two months later, she said she was voting for Obama. I haven’t voted for a dem since.

  27. Dora says:

  28. helenk3 says:

    some breakfast biscuits

    • helenk3 says:

      the stuffing could be made ahead of time and frozen

      • Lulu says:

        Sausage gravy biscuit turnovers! All of it could me made ahead and frozen. Thanks for the great idea Helen. Could use crescent roll dough too. Similar to Natchitoches meat pies which are spicy.

        • helenk3 says:

          you’re welcome. I am big on things that can be made ahead of time. Sometimes I feel like cooking and I make things and freeze them for the days I do not feel like cooking

    • CiscoKid says:

      I’m still doing the onion ring cheese burgers from a couple of days ago.
      Call me crazy but I like a couple of baked potatoes on the side, easy butter.

  29. helenk3 says:

    maybe billing the parents of the protesters would be a good idea. To the parents , you raised them, you pay for them.
    then start firing the presidents that do not tell them you act up you get thrown out.
    legal dissent is ok in this country, rioting and destroying property, and acting like brats is not

    • Lulu says:

      Entitlement. I read this the other day and it explains a lot. It is a form of narcissism. I think it also explains all of the sexual harrassment, etc, Hillary’s “why aren’t I 50 points ahead!”, the refusal of so many to acknowledge they were wrong about anything, DACA’s screaming for their freebies and inability to see they are not ENTITLED to anything, etc. It is entitlement narcissism and it is rampant.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Spot on, Lulu! Have noticed the same thing in military circles. “Intelligence”, ie: What Is The Enemy Up To?, is freshest/best/most reliable at the lower levels where it’s gained first hand. But to the military mind that’s backwards, it SHOULD be at the highest levels after generals have had a chance to review and revise it……always downward, btw, lest even higher authorities might think the generals weren’t doing their jobs very well. It’s quite common.

        • helenk3 says:

          everyone I ever knew that was in the service said the guy to listen to is the sergeant. It is almost like the Peter Principle ask the janitor it you want to know what is going on in a business, because each level up only tells the next level what they want them to know.
          just my opinion

  30. taw46 says:

  31. Venus E. Lee says:

    Anatomy of a hit job:

  32. helenk3 says:

    damn remember when you could get a job with your ability to do the job, not how good you were on your knees or back?

  33. Dora says:

    Poll Shows Alabama Race Tied After Allegations Against Roy Moore

    According to a poll commissioned by Decision Desk and conducted by firm Opinion Savvy, the Republican nominee is now locked in a dead heat with Democrat Doug Jones following an accusation that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a minor years ago.

  34. jenlyntx says:

    Drain the swamp includes the following: 99% of Washington, 100% media, 99% all governmental agencies, 99% Higher Institutions of Non Learning, 99% Lower Institutions of Non Learning, 100% of all groups catering to identity politics (NAACP, NOW, LULAC, etc., etc), 100% Hollywood, Most people on welfare or ANY form of government assistance except for truly disabled, veterans, seniors, abandoned children, and can we PLEASE stop abusing animals and killing them god damn IT!
    And would somebody please get RD the help she needs my god there are NONE so blind as those that refuse to see. Hillary cheated, she is a cheater and a liar, she does NOT give a damn about you, she could care less that she is a woman, her best friend is married to a FUCKING SEXUAL PREDATOR (as is she), she is a thief, she may have a vagina but girl that does not make her a woman. SHE IS A CUCKING FUNT and I would kick her ass if given the opportunity.
    The ENTIRE shit going on now is just lies. LIES and the fuck the REPUGNANT party for pulling Moore’s money over these lies et tu Brutus what is wrong with this picture is everything.
    Truth is Trump. Every single thing he says and does. And those that support him and his agenda.
    Lies are all else. Every single thing anyone says or does.
    Trump RULES. Every single other thing in the universe suck it.
    And btw that is President Trump you fools….and don’t you forget it.

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