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PUMPKIN IRON, DAYS 11-13!! It's All About Perspective

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Thursday’s Ghost: Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happy It’s My Party Day, National Depression Screening Day & Southern Food Heritage Day!

What do you call a dancing ghost?~Polka-haunt-us!*Which ghost is the best dancer?~The Boogie Man!*How do you write a book about halloween?~With a ghostwriter!*Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party? ~He had no body to dance with!*How do monsters tell their future?~They read their horrorscope!*How do you keep a monster from biting his nails?~Give him screws!

Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both.~David Brown~~At every party there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.~Ann Landers~~Every day is conquerable by its hours, and every hour by its minutes.~Robert Brault~~Do it or don't. It's amazing how many things in life are that easy.~Henry Rollins~~Have a vision of excellence, a dream of success, and work like hell.~Samuel DuBois Cook~~For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.~Jim Rohn~~OnHalloween, witches come true; Wild ghosts escape from dreams…~Nicholas Gordon

Friday’s Freak: You wouldn’t worry so much about what people really thought of you if you knew just how seldom they actually do.~Unknown

We had no power and no Internet, so here are the past 2 days’ jokes & quotes! I want to give a big shout out to all of the food service workers who handled way too many disgruntled and dirty customers (no showers out here in the county) and kept on working! Thank You All!! Happy Old Farmers Day, National gumbo Day, World Egg Day, Drink Local Wine Day, Family Bowling Day, Free Thought Day & Moment Of Frustration (Scream) Day!! Again, thank you to all emergency workers, food service workers, tool & household repair store workers and to all of our electircal workers who were out risking their lives and still are to get our power back on!!

Why did the scarecrow win the Nobel Prize?~Because he was out standing in his field!*What do you get when you cross a robot & a tractor?~A transfarmer!*Did you hear about the magic tractor?~It turned into a field!*What do farmers use to make crop circles?~A Protractor!*What did the farmer get when he crossed an owl with a goat?~a 'Hootinanny (One of my Grandpap’s Murray’s Favorite Words)!*What is a Happy Farmers favorite Halloween candy?~A Jolly Rancher!*What did Snow White call her chicken?~Egg white!*What grows on yolk trees?~Egg-corns!*What sport are eggs good at?~Running!*How did the egg get up the mountain?~It scrambled up!*My husband told me how electricity is measured and I was like Watt!*What happens when a farmer plants a light bulb?~he grows a power plant!*What is an electrician’s favorite Halloween candy?~Shock-a-lot!*What kind of car does Frankenstein drive?A Voltswagon!

There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.~Leo Buscaglia~~Electricity is really just organized lightning.~George Carlin~~If an article is attractive, or useful, or inexpensive, they’ll stop making it tomorrow; if it’s all three, they stopped making it yesterday.~Mignon McLaughlin~~Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.~Unknown~~Interchangeable parts don’t, leakproof seals aren’t, and self-starters won’t.~Unknown~~Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.~Kurt Vonnegut~~If I had my life to live over, I would decide at an earlier age that life is too short to drink cheap wine.~Robert Brault~~The surest way to become the person you are meant to be is to be the one who means it.~ Robert Brault~~October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.~Rainbow Rowell

Saturday’s Scare: Attitude: It is our best friend or our worst enemy.~John C. Maxwell

Happy International skeptics Day, Another Be Bald & Be Free Day, National No Bra Day, Universal Music Day, Silly Sayings Day, metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, International Day Of Disaster Reduction, International Day for Failure & For Many Of My Friends this Day is for you…. I Love yarn Day!!

Most of we know of the human soul goes by the name of music appreciation.~Robert Brault~~Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel.~Buffy Sainte-Marie~~…Life is lumpy. And a lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same lump. One should learn the difference.~Robert Fulghum~~Women agonize... over cancer; we take as a personal threat the lump in every friend’s breast.~Martha Weinman Lear~~Try again. Fail again. Fail better.~Samuel Beckett~~Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet.~Robert Schuller~~Just once it might be instructive to pretend you're accepting an award for failure, just to see who you would thank.~Robert Brault~~Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored. I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee~~ A knitter only appears to be knitting yarn. Also being knitted are winks, mischief, sighs, fragrant possibilities, wild dreams. ~Dr. SunWolf~~So much yarn, so little time!~Unknown~~ I bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.~Unknown

Yep. When the water rises, when the winds rise, when people die from the weather exercise levels take a backseat in the concern department.

Remnants of Hurricane Michael swept thru our small city and caused massive destruction and even death! We got 6.5+ inches of rain within 90 minutes. My neighbors called to check on me b/c our phones were out along with our power and Hubby couldn't reach me! But, neighbors checked in first saying that it looked like a river was running thru our backyards and our pool was spitting out water from the skimmer basket like a fountain. We had a tornado warning here and it was seen somewhere. We lost power and my phone (cel phone) wasn't working and of course the battery was running low! That is why Hubby couldn't reach me. Many people along with us lost power and there were electrical lines down all over the place. Still are! Quite a few roads were washed out. We've had so much rain this year anyhow and got plenty of rain from Florence about 2 weeks or so ago and heavy rains after that and trees, telephone poles, buildings, embankments, and more were just collapsing! Our city was deemed a state of emergency. We've had storm damage and even damage from hurricanes, but this is the worst I've live thru! And, I am very thankful to have lived thru it! At least 4 peple are dead. Most tried driving thru rushing water and were swept away and drowned in their cars! Most of the city is still either under water or under mud!

Remember that generator that Hubby had fixed that kept the power outages away during Florence? Wel, the old gal was needed this time and wouldn't crank!

but, we were very fortunate. I was supposed to have my kidney doctor appt. in a nearby town and we got up Friday, the sun shining, headed East and came to a place called Leggett's Bottom and it was flooded and the main highway was closed. so, we turned around and came home. A few fast food places were open, so we stopped to get breakfast since we had no electricity and then went and got the guy to check out the generater. A tree had fallen on his house yet he still fixed the problem! Hubby's friend and coworker loaned him another generater that he took out to his Dad's house so he could hook his freezers to it so he wouldn't lose all the veggies he put up this and past summers!

The gawkers started turning out to look at damage and were blocking emergency workers and electrical workers. Hubby read a book that said humans were 3 meals away from anarchy and you can believe it when you saw how rude people were acting like they may never eat again! One particular "man" we know was whining because he couldn't play his games and didn't have to work. Oh, and he didn't like ham sandwiches he wanted something from a restaurant. Anyhow, I've always said that it won't be an actual natural disaster that does us all in, but how people react and treat one another! I was so happy to hear how people from my city were going into NC where there was flooding and taking supplies and helping people get out of their homes where they were trapped. That good old helping spirit does exist in some!

I've been running a public bath house here. We had the generater so we had water (well water out here and you don't have indoor plumbing if your pump isn't running), so the neighbors were out and got groceries and came over and we grilled out and they took showers! My FIL still doesn't have power across the line in NC so he came and took a shower today. We got power back around 3:30 AM today! Nephew came over to spend part of the day with us.

So, a day without being able to log in messed up my log in streak here on SP! Grrr!

*1* I am thankful I am not a pioneer woman! I am so thankful for electricity, running water, and heated water! And, as much trouble as my computer causes me, I am thankful for when it is running and I can use it!
*2* Helpful people. Neighbors helping neighbors, people who went to work and worked really hard to help others, all those electrical workers trying to get everyone's power back running, the clean up crews, everyone who is out there trying to make a difference!
*3* A day spent with my nephew! I am so impressed with him! I am so thankful for our relationship, his views, his work ethic.
*4* Sassy. when the tornado warning came thru she and I were laying together and I told her we would be OK. She snuggled up real close and said thank you in her doggie way. We both were happy when her Daddy made it home! We both waggled our butts!
*5* Hubby. He & I played Yahtzee by candlelight Thursday night and had a really good time! He told me he was so scared on his way home. I was so relieved when he got here and he actually took Friday off to get the generater hooked up and working! Wow!

Sorry this is sooo long! Thanks for your time! Please, whatever you do, do not ever, ever try to drive thru rushing water or any deep water on a road! You really have no idea how deep it is! We have trees up the road a little ways where part of the road did wash out we have trees with water lines and mud 6 feet up!! 6 feet! When I say I'm cold Hubby tells me to think warm thoughts and rmember temperature is all about perspective. He's right.... Life is all about perspective..
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    I am glad you're all right! Sorry for all those devastated by the hurricane.
    5 days ago
    Sorry about the gawkers and the whiners, but glad the majority are helpers, instead. As long as we help one another, we'll be OK. Glad you are safe. Super proud that you're able to be among those helpers, offering showers as you are able to do so!

    Hope that restoration of services moves along in a timely fashion to your area! And very glad you're back on line. One of the problems with "virtual" online friends is that often we never know what happened... just no power / no internet is the best news.
    5 days ago
    I am so happy you all are OK!

    We had a F3 or F4 come through our area July of 2011. My parent's were without power for a week. It does make one thankful for power and everything power does for us daily.

    5 days ago
    I am so glad you guys are ok. I admit, I'm spoiled by the relatively placid weather of Seattle.

    Hopefully, things will dry out soon.

    5 days ago
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