Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, September 27, 2014

STILL UNDER $5.00


No more frozen chicken water this winter and it only cost $1.38. Of course that doesn't include my son's labor costs or the cost of the other supplies that I already had on hand, like the concrete block, the extension cord and the light bulb. I saw the process on YouTube and immediately knew it was the answer to my problem. Plus I did not want to pay a minimum of $40 for pre-made water warmers. A notch was cut under the block to allow the cord through and my purchase of the plug in for the socket and the bulb was set in the cord. Plug it in and set the water on top and there you have it. Hooray! I can wake up with snow on the ground and go back to sleep because I will know the chicken water is not frozen. Thanks son!



Cut the concrete block in half and carve out a notch for the cord.  Insert plug and light bulb.




The light will warm the block and under the water container.

A happy chicken looks forward to water all winter.

Friday, September 26, 2014

DO YOUR OWN THING

OF COURSE THIS WAS A MADE-UP HOLIDAY !!!! THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG:)


It has arrived!  Another September 26th, Begabonitia Day is upon us and I am wondering how you will all celebrate the significance of this day.  Will you hang a banner or invite friends over to unite their memories of previous years?  What are some of your special memories?  I have drawn the following picture to depict my ideas of the grandeur that binds us.  It is great that Begabonita Day falls on a Friday this year and we can party all weekend. Have a great day!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

GOTCHA!!!

It happened to my friends. They got the call from Microsoft (NOT) that their computer was infected with some virus and they needed to follow instructions from the caller to correct the problem. The wife hung up on the callers. The spammer called back and the husband insisted they follow the directions to fix their computer that actually seemed perfectly fine to the wife. He did as told and immediately the computer went into cardiac arrest and the caller offered to fix the problem (he created) for $245. The husband cursed and hung up. Now my friend's computer is in the shop being fixed for $50. The wife is trying not to smile because $50 is still a lot of money, but she does love it that she was right




SCAM ALERT: MICROSOFT IS NOT CALLING TO
 FIX YOUR COMPUTER.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

HOORAY FOR THE AUSSIES!!! WHOOHOO! YIPPEE! CONGRATULATIONS ON FANTASTIC SECURITY AND FOILING WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE MOST HORRENDOUS TERR***ST PLOT!  WAY TO GO DOWN UNDER!.

None of us know what our country is doing behind the scenes.  Everyone in the world is diligent as they watch for suspicious signs of terr***sm and thankfully Australia has seen their efforts come to fruition in stopping the latest horrific plot by I**S.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

INTO THE STORM


Be prepared for power outages by making sure all of your computer devices are fully charged.  I have a great light
on my Kindle Fire HD and could carry it all through the house.  I put my smart phone on "power save" to make sure it lasted me through the outage and I was able to play games and work on writing project on my laptop for three hours.  

You might ask why I didn't just go to bed.  Well I tried but my bi-pap (aka Tonto) needed electric power to operate and I am addicted to it for my sleep.

At least the house was comfortable and I did not miss having heat or ac working.  It is time to seriously look into a generator I guess. Especially as I remember last winter. Meanwhile I made it through this storm just fine. Needless to say Slim had no trouble going to sleep. 



Monday, September 15, 2014

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING

Question Of The Week 9-15-14



What life lesson 
did you 
learn the hard way?

Monday, September 08, 2014

ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

Question Of The Week 9-7-14

WHAT THINGS DO YOU BELIEVE ARE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO GO TO WAR OVER?

Friday, September 05, 2014

JUST THE FACTS

Okay I guess I have to face the truth. The pain is returning. The orthopedic doctor and my PCP say it is not going to get any better without the hip replacement. At least I had Tuesday, Wednesday and half of Thursday pain free. Next stop surgery consult. Excuse me while I cry a bit:(

Meanwhile I have been reading all about hip replacement surgery and what to expect after.  One interesting thing is that sex four weeks after the surgery is among the physical therapy list. Now I just have to find out  where I get my partner and will Medicare cover that?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

HAND ME MY PANTS




Yesterday I had my Cortisone steroid shot in my hip at 10:30AM. They informed me I would be virtually pain free until about 4:30PM then the pain would return for 24 to 48 hours before we knew if it was going to work long range. The moment I stepped off the table I was doing a happy dance. I could get in and out of the car easily, walk up and down the stairs in my home, sit comfortably in a chair and change my clothes putting on my pants with ease!  

Needless to say my sister went along to be my support as well as my chauffeur and my photographer.

Well they lied to me. They said the pain would come back around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. I've been up all night waiting..... and NO MORE PAIN!  Just kidding about the all night part. I climbed out of bed this morning feeling great. Mild discomfort might describe what I feel if anything. Woohoo!

I have many to thank for prayers and well wishes. Looks like this is going to be a successful procedure for me to repeat every 3 months if needed and hopefully prolong the hip replacement. 

The second blown up photo showing the hip joint with the needle going in just below it. There is dye in the cortisone steroid that will flow up and around that entire ball joint during the coming hours.

As Ron always said, "Better living through chemistry.".

(Of course now I have no excuses to call for help. or to put off my housework and laundry, etc.  Maybe I should squeeze a little more sympathy from family and friends before shouting all this news.  LOL)

Monday, September 01, 2014

TOO MANY COOKS

Question Of The Week 09-01-14

ARE YOU A LEADER OR A FOLLOWER?

It seems to me that with the "Older Generation" there was a good system of leaders and followers.  For some reason it was okay to follow.  Now we all want to lead and I think that has caused a world of control freaks.  My parents had areas of leadership.  One in the workplace and the other in the home.  My Ron had a true sense of leadership in almost all things and had a bit of a problem with his "Baby Boomer" wife who also wanted to lead in almost all things.

We are wary of leadership and we always seem to have advice and better ideas to offer.  Is anyone willing to be a trusting follower anymore?