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Title: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 17, 2014, 06:56:06 AM
Suns out, grass is green and the wind is going to force me to look like the Michelin tire guy when I go out.  I have to go to Toyota and get an estimate for my parking lot dinged door.  Oh its just ugly, not fugly though, just ugly. Then gas it up, then I am thinking I need a new coat.  Then of course groceries.  Himself will go hunting wednesday.  Hahahaaa, nuff said lol.
Good weekend though, hit the river, didnt stay, got alot done.  Flipped to our friends house and got that concrete statue.  Its a. Saint.  I have no clue which one, I am not catholic.  But I couldnt see it going to the dump.  Her horse is preggers and due to foal next August.  I think we should have a foal shower, she laughs but its starting to sink to a good idea.pffft, why not!
Got home----football. Yesterday was pretty cool,,ummmm football :sleep:
The nascar championship crowned Harvick.  I need a new flag now. 
:huh: football, so I knitted a set of leg warmers for the new granddaughter, she will be a year soon.
Well I spect I should venture out start the car, it warmed up to a big 14. 
Hope you had a great weekend!
 :popcorn:
Title: Life of Elfie
Post by: Solar on November 17, 2014, 07:10:02 AM
Hey Elfie, I have an idea. To help others understand how these posts make sense, I thought it would be a good idea to maybe use this post as a running "Life of Elfie" thread, and you can update it as needed, this will give context to other nonmembers dropping by, giving them somewhat of an idea of what you are talking about.

For many, reading your posts have no contextual meaning, no flow, like opening a book and reading one paragraph.
So to help others understand what you're trying to convey, lets keep it all in a single thread, this one. :smile:
Title: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 17, 2014, 07:34:36 AM
Hey Elfie, I have an idea. To help others understand how these posts make sense, I thought it would be a good idea to maybe use this post as a running "Life of Elfie" thread, and you can update it as needed, this will give context to other nonmembers dropping by, giving them somewhat of an idea of what you are talking about.

For many, reading your posts have no contextual meaning, no flow, like opening a book and reading one paragraph.
So to help others understand what you're trying to convey, lets keep it all in a single thread, this one. :smile:
Ok,,,if you think it is best,lol.  I am a confusing lil thing I spect if one is not used to me lolol...
Do what ya gotta do Solar,,
 :smile: :popcorn:
Title: Re: happy monday,,,,,,,
Post by: Elfie on November 17, 2014, 07:37:39 AM
ok,,,gotta go, it be chilly willy out there,lol
Title: Re: happy monday,,,,,,,
Post by: quiller on November 17, 2014, 08:13:33 AM
Hey, Elfster. After Solar turned 60 he ran out of energy-enough to read about your Crappy Weekends™. He gets all out of breath trying to absorb your Average Elfie Day. Maybe you can start him out on this Beginner's Slope and see if he picks up speed, keeping up.  :wink:
Title: Re: happy monday,,,,,,,
Post by: kit saginaw on November 17, 2014, 08:15:47 AM
It's 27f here... over an inch of snow-accumulation.  Yard-work done.  V-formations of geese overhead, on geese-business.  First snow always looks like a picture-postcard. 
Title: Re: happy monday,,,,,,,
Post by: quiller on November 17, 2014, 08:24:37 AM
Snow's on the ground and it's 28 balmy degrees here in very-southern Michigan, enough to confirm my lifelong meme that if snow sticks for more than 24 hours before Thanksgiving, then we are in for an awful winter.

It's going down to 12F tonight. I haven't had the courage to look at the long-range 'casts. There's only so much at a time we can take of this, see.....

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Title: Re: happy monday,,,,,,,
Post by: Elfie on November 17, 2014, 09:27:25 AM
Hey, Elfster. After Solar turned 60 he ran out of energy-enough to read about your Crappy Weekends™. He gets all out of breath trying to absorb your Average Elfie Day. Maybe you can start him out on this Beginner's Slope and see if he picks up speed, keeping up.  :wink:
bwahahahaaaaa, will do Q, lol, we will start with today!!! :lol:
Title: Re: happy monday,,,,,,,
Post by: Elfie on November 17, 2014, 09:30:26 AM
It's 27f here... over an inch of snow-accumulation.  Yard-work done.  V-formations of geese overhead, on geese-business.  First snow always looks like a picture-postcard.
I love the first snow,,, I like the little snow diamonds that show up when the light hits it just right. Supposed to warm to 21,,,one more degree and we will hit it.   Snow came but it didn't stick or even cover us,,all around us it did about an inch but we are in the certain line that gets to watch it,, well unless Lake Michigan decides to dump our way or the wind blows to us.... I'm so ready for snow,lol...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 17, 2014, 03:16:25 PM
lalalaaaaa, I figured it out!!!!!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 17, 2014, 06:35:04 PM
lalalaaaaa, I figured it out!!!!!

"Elfs World" I like it MeLady.  Is eye all settle in his new home.  He posted some time back.  Hope all ok with him. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 17, 2014, 07:51:08 PM
"Elfs World" I like it MeLady.  Is eye all settle in his new home.  He posted some time back.  Hope all ok with him.

Eyes is very happy in his domicile.  Loves it, all things are good for him.  I do to thank Solar,lol, he tagged it  :smile:.
Ya know what..... Its flipping cold.  To early for this muck.  Will be starting the wood burner tomorrow. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Gator Monroe on November 17, 2014, 08:06:04 PM
Is Tommy Chong doomed on DWTS or will the Back Yard Pot Grow dupes vote him into finals ? :scared:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 17, 2014, 08:09:02 PM
Eyes is very happy in his domicile.  Loves it, all things are good for him.  I do to thank Solar,lol, he tagged it  :smile:.
Ya know what..... Its flipping cold.  To early for this muck.  Will be starting the wood burner tomorrow.

Don't forget to set the ceiling fans up.  The wood stove is the one thing I miss in our desert area.  This is supposed to be spring time yet for us.   :lol:  They say we will hit 13º by 04:00. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 18, 2014, 05:37:47 AM
Is Tommy Chong doomed on DWTS or will the Back Yard Pot Grow dupes vote him into finals ? :scared:
Lolol , bless your heart, I could seriously care less lololol. You will have to let me know. :biggrin:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 18, 2014, 05:53:41 AM
Don't forget to set the ceiling fans up.  The wood stove is the one thing I miss in our desert area.  This is supposed to be spring time yet for us.   :lol:  They say we will hit 13º by 04:00.

Whaaat! You left it behind!!! Me oh my.  The fans are on, not all of them, yet.  Its pretty windy out there so I will have to do the newspaper trick to make sure draft goes up instead of in.  Seeing as how it is so dry in here I call fresh soup day.  Gotta go to the store anyway as I will be grounded til Friday early evening.  Some asshat at the gym dinged my car door almost to the point of fugly.   Its better then a dent, just had it detailed to.
Gotta get Himself's stuff laid out for hunting, he leaves tomorrow. 
It will be a usual day, hopefully I will have time to bake some bread, bought some because I havent had time, its yucky lololol.  I really should quit spoiling myself lololol.
Time to fire up the light, water and get on with it. :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 18, 2014, 07:23:11 AM
Whaaat! You left it behind!!! Me oh my.  The fans are on, not all of them, yet.  Its pretty windy out there so I will have to do the newspaper trick to make sure draft goes up instead of in.  Seeing as how it is so dry in here I call fresh soup day.  Gotta go to the store anyway as I will be grounded til Friday early evening.  Some asshat at the gym dinged my car door almost to the point of fugly.   Its better then a dent, just had it detailed to.
Gotta get Himself's stuff laid out for hunting, he leaves tomorrow. 
It will be a usual day, hopefully I will have time to bake some bread, bought some because I havent had time, its yucky lololol.  I really should quit spoiling myself lololol.
Time to fire up the light, water and get on with it. :popcorn:

Yep!  We down sized and there was no place for it as it was so big.  Gave it to my BIL & SIL for his big shop.  My other BIL made it for us out of 7/16" steel and it would take a 2' log.  Fire it up and close it down and it would burn all night and then some.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 19, 2014, 10:04:54 AM
Yep!  We down sized and there was no place for it as it was so big.  Gave it to my BIL & SIL for his big shop.  My other BIL made it for us out of 7/16" steel and it would take a 2' log.  Fire it up and close it down and it would burn all night and then some.   :lol:
well all righty then...... going to be firing mine up in a bit here,,, :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 19, 2014, 10:14:17 AM
The wind is whippin pretty good around here. We did not get the snow the weather peeps said.  They did in Chicago proper but, not here. Which is nice... I spect,lol.
Himself went a hunting, he and his son and friend left a bit ago. So it's just me and the diva princess herself, Lira. Oh she about lost it this morning.  We were packing up his stuff and loading the truck, I got in my car to get it to the body shop, he left. I got back and she went NUTS!!! lolol, thought we had gone on vacation without her... She is recouping now sprawled all over the couch.lol
So, that being said, I am grounded til sometime Friday,,, that's ok, I have some soup canning to do and a host of other things to keep me going thru my day... The grounded part is gonna bother me, but then again who's really grounded when ya got a bike and a  most excellent snow suit,lol. So it's time to get it done and do as I please, lmao... I love hunting week,lololol
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 19, 2014, 11:01:29 AM
The wind is whippin pretty good around here. We did not get the snow the weather peeps said.  They did in Chicago proper but, not here. Which is nice... I spect,lol.
Himself went a hunting, he and his son and friend left a bit ago. So it's just me and the diva princess herself, Lira. Oh she about lost it this morning.  We were packing up his stuff and loading the truck, I got in my car to get it to the body shop, he left. I got back and she went NUTS!!! lolol, thought we had gone on vacation without her... She is recouping now sprawled all over the couch.lol
So, that being said, I am grounded til sometime Friday,,, that's ok, I have some soup canning to do and a host of other things to keep me going thru my day... The grounded part is gonna bother me, but then again who's really grounded when ya got a bike and a  most excellent snow suit,lol. So it's time to get it done and do as I please, lmao... I love hunting week,lololol
 :popcorn:

Sounds like time for a good book again MeLady.    Hope HS and son come home with a big smile on there face.  Will be nice having a freezer full of venison again for you.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 19, 2014, 01:08:34 PM
Sounds like time for a good book again MeLady.    Hope HS and son come home with a big smile on there face.  Will be nice having a freezer full of veni
son again for you.  :thumbsup:
I hope so to.  They will have a great time.  Yep got a book, I have EOY to begin, 1 statue, 1 gazing ball holder to paint, my indoor garden to tend, should slam out some fresh jam but,,,,I'm grounded lololol. Lots to do to keep me busy. :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 19, 2014, 01:43:07 PM
I hope so to.  They will have a great time.  Yep got a book, I have EOY to begin, 1 statue, 1 gazing ball holder to paint, my indoor garden to tend, should slam out some fresh jam but,,,,I'm grounded lololol. Lots to do to keep me busy. :popcorn:

OH WOW!  The evil EOM and EOY coming up very soon for you. 
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Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 21, 2014, 06:51:10 PM
OH WOW!  The evil EOM and EOY coming up very soon for you. 
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Ya know me, i like to get a good jump on the tax creep.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 21, 2014, 07:17:24 PM
Ya know me, i like to get a good jump on the tax creep.

Save some time for yourself this week.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 22, 2014, 05:55:08 AM
Ofa gloomy grey Saturday.  Ice rain fell last night, i ordered a pizza and Lira and I hung out after I hot my car back.  I have to take it back Thursday, they didnt get the right size protective thing for the
door edge.
But all in all, I am doing well in my solitary week. Does not even phase me in the slightest to not have people around.  Should I be afraid of that, I honestly dont know.
Himself was really excited and has every right to be.  He tagged an 11 pt buck yesterday. So so very happy for him. I am sure he will get that bad boy mounted, I have 2 spots it can go, he said it was to dark for pics, then again, he doesnt get his phone has flash on the camera.  So today he said..they are out in field now.
And with that, it's give a dog a bath day.  Fertilize the veggies and get the rest done...and also relish in the fact I do not have to watch chronic football this weekend.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 22, 2014, 06:21:57 AM
Ofa gloomy grey Saturday.  Ice rain fell last night, i ordered a pizza and Lira and I hung out after I hot my car back.  I have to take it back Thursday, they didnt get the right size protective thing for the
door edge.
But all in all, I am doing well in my solitary week. Does not even phase me in the slightest to not have people around.  Should I be afraid of that, I honestly dont know.
Himself was really excited and has every right to be.  He tagged an 11 pt buck yesterday. So so very happy for him. I am sure he will get that bad boy mounted, I have 2 spots it can go, he said it was to dark for pics, then again, he doesnt get his phone has flash on the camera.  So today he said..they are out in field now.
And with that, it's give a dog a bath day.  Fertilize the veggies and get the rest done...and also relish in the fact I do not have to watch chronic football this weekend.
 :popcorn:

Good for Himself.  He did something like that about 3 years back as I remember. 

Was in Costco yesterday and big TV's 55" and above were going out the door big time.   So the Super Bowl games must be coming up very soon.   All I am thinking is Wow they would make nice computer monitors.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 23, 2014, 06:43:15 AM
Good for Himself.  He did something like that about 3 years back as I remember. 

Was in Costco yesterday and big TV's 55" and above were going out the door big time.   So the Super Bowl games must be coming up very soon.   All I am th
inking is Wow they would make nice computer monitors.   :lol:
Yes he did and I dust it off and decorate it at Christmas time. He said he cant mount this one, a to high neck shot.  So I asked him if he was going to hack off the rack and mount that. He is, so I have a space next to the mount that should be enough space for that, its kind of hard to tell width in a pic.... :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 27, 2014, 06:29:36 AM
Macys parade will start soon, so will the dog show.  Happy Thanksgiving. :biggrin:
We will be spending it at my sister in laws. I will go across the street and see our daughter, she is having Thanksgiving there for her Mom and all of them.  Then after the dishes are done we will head back here.
This weekend is put up Christmas, lolol, I always do.  I will run to the grocery if I have to, there is that cityit tradition of black friday where people venture out with a zombie shopping face. Its just not safe out there.  For some reason the laws of driving are thrown out the window, their eyes glaze over with tunnel vision, ugh... It is not good.
Have a good day today.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on November 27, 2014, 06:35:46 AM
Macys parade will start soon, so will the dog show.
We will be spending it at my sister in laws.
Did you just call your sister in law a dog? :biggrin:

I know, just giggin ya, couldn't resist. Have a happy Thanksgiving. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 27, 2014, 07:00:23 AM
Macys parade will start soon, so will the dog show.  Happy Thanksgiving. :biggrin:
We will be spending it at my sister in laws. I will go across the street and see our daughter, she is having Thanksgiving there for her Mom and all of them.  Then after the dishes are done we will head back here.
This weekend is put up Christmas, lolol, I always do.  I will run to the grocery if I have to, there is that cityit tradition of black friday where people venture out with a zombie shopping face. Its just not safe out there.  For some reason the laws of driving are thrown out the window, their eyes glaze over with tunnel vision, ugh... It is not good.
Have a good day today.

Turkey is in the oven MeLady.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 28, 2014, 08:32:26 PM
Did you just call your sister in law a dog? :biggrin:

I know, just giggin ya, couldn't resist. Have a happy Thanksgiving. :thumbsup:
Ahahaaaaaa, funny nooooo lol. Hope you and Toy had a good one,lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 28, 2014, 08:36:19 PM
Ahahaaaaaa, funny nooooo lol. Hope you and Toy had a good one,lol

Wow girl your up late. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 29, 2014, 07:41:24 AM
Wow girl your up late.
Yep just a bit.  Was finishing up painting my gazing ball stand. I have to finish their eyeballs tonight.  But for today,hmmmm
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 29, 2014, 08:15:20 AM
Ofa Saturday.  They say it will be 50 today. Himself is at the shop, I will be putting up Christmas, well start , no not start, continue,lol.
Tree is up, little tree on my craft desk that faces out the window to the back yard is up.  I will use my little tray table, it's. Only a month.  I am filling my me time with painting my resin gazing ball stands. Gives them longer life and, they don't blend in with the siding.
Other then that, its been quiet.  Thanksgiving was nice.  Not a whole lot to report on.
I am bothered by the news.  These riots are off the charts. Senseless to me.  The Rice ruling, I mean really??????.  Ugh drives a little woman nuts I tell ya.
But, right now its time to string lights,yaaay!
Catch ya on the flip side, :biggrin:
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 29, 2014, 08:46:12 PM
Took M into have her eyes check, after 5 yeas he said she could use new glasses.  Not bad for her age.  He said she could go two more year if she likes.  I said no way she read and sews way to much, I told him money was not a problem.  So she will get two sets,  everyday and reading glasses.  If she not reading she is sewing.   :lol:

It call for no snow today.   :lol:  So we made a day of it, and had dinner out.  When we came out form eating it was snowing.  So off for home.   :lol:   So like most places in Washington we had to go up over the hill.  Town is 642' ABSL and the hill is 1543' ABSL.  There was about 1" on the hill is all and only about ¼" at home so no big deal.  The cold front is heading East so the East is going to get hit again.   
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: SVPete on November 30, 2014, 10:39:55 AM
Thanksgiving Day AM was sunny with some high clouds, with temps in the 50s and 60s here. A great AM for a 10K Turkey Trot on San Jose's Coyote Creek Trail, and then some delicious turkey and fixings in the PM with family.

Lazy day Friday. Rainstorm early Saturday AM: it was pouring pretty good while I was driving to Fremont (~1/2 hour away) for a half marathon. It tapered off as I got close to Fremont, and by the time I got to the venue it had stopped. The race was in Quarry Lakes park and along Alameda Creek Trail, mostly overcast, with temps in the 50s.

Today, it's been raining here for the past couple of hours, the high today is supposed to be 61. We definitely need the rain; thankfully it looks like another storm is coming in Tuesday.

There's a reason I don't complain of Silicon Valley weather. Stay safe and warm, folks in places that have a real winter and real weather!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: SVPete on November 30, 2014, 10:43:42 AM
Took M into have her eyes check, after 5 yeas he said she could use new glasses.  Not bad for her age.  He said she could go two more year if she likes.  I said no way she read and sews way to much, I told him money was not a problem.  So she will get two sets,  everyday and reading glasses.  If she not reading she is sewing.   :lol:

Glad she can do the stuff she loves! Keeping her mind exercised is a good thing, too! We'll help you in that department.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 30, 2014, 02:24:15 PM
Thanksgiving Day AM was sunny with some high clouds, with temps in the 50s and 60s here. A great AM for a 10K Turkey Trot on San Jose's Coyote Creek Trail, and then some delicious turkey and fixings in the PM with family.

Lazy day Friday. Rainstorm early Saturday AM: it was pouring pretty good while I was driving to Fremont (~1/2 hour away) for a half marathon. It tapered off as I got close to Fremont, and by the time I got to the venue it had stopped. The race was in Quarry Lakes park and along Alameda Creek Trail, mostly overcast, with temps in the 50s.

Today, it's been raining here for the past couple of hours, the high today is supposed to be 61. We definitely need the rain; thankfully it looks like another storm is coming in Tuesday.

There's a r
eason I don't complain of Silicon Valley weather. Stay safe and warm, folks in places that have a real winter and real weather!
So you ran and had a good Thanksgiving.  Thats GREAT! 10k is not for mejust yet.  Kudos you can. 
It' good you had an awesome day all the way around. :wink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 30, 2014, 02:27:21 PM
Took M into have her eyes check, after 5 yeas he said she could use new glasses.  Not bad for her age.  He said she could go two more year if she likes.  I said no way she read and sews way to much, I told him money was not a problem.  So she will get two sets,  everyday and reading glasses.  If she not reading she is sewing.   :lol:

It call for no snow today.   :lol:  So we made a day of it, and had dinner out.  When we came out form eating it was snowing.  So off for home.   :lol:   So like most places in Washington we had to go up over the hill.  Town is 642' ABSL and the hill is 1543' ABSL.  There was about 1" on the hill is all and only about ¼" at home so no big deal.  The cold front is heading East so the East is going to get hit again.
Good she will still be able to do as she likes, Maam Mary should!
 Our snow went away yesterday and today.  I thought about mowing but, naaaaa not gonna lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 30, 2014, 02:37:55 PM
Ofa Sunday, the last day of whacko shopping.  I got the tree up, the deer head has it's hat. Dinning room is done,front window is done. Now I am simmering a pot of ham and beans and baking an apple pie.  When the pie is done, I will do some corn bread. 
Everyone who does outside lights have been out sprucing things up.  I dont do that, nope, not alot of fun taking things down in the frozen. So I will enjoy my neighbors stuff.  One of my neighbors does up her back yard, it looks really nice.
Oh well, I am spent lol.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: SVPete on November 30, 2014, 03:12:24 PM
So you ran and had a good Thanksgiving.  Thats GREAT! 10k is not for mejust yet.  Kudos you can. 
It' good you had an awesome day all the way around. :wink:

I wish I could run to a decent degree, but I walked all but a few dozen yards in both. Yesterday was my 8th completed half this year, but I'd never done a 10K and a half in such quick succession. "Can I do this?" was an open question. I was thoroughly done in the last couple of miles. I've only been doing halfs for a little over 2 years, so I'm sort of finding my limits and trying to expand them at the same time.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 30, 2014, 03:22:32 PM
Ofa Sunday, the last day of whacko shopping.  I got the tree up, the deer head has it's hat. Dinning room is done,front window is done. Now I am simmering a pot of ham and beans and baking an apple pie.  When the pie is done, I will do some corn bread. 
Everyone who does outside lights have been out sprucing things up.  I dont do that, nope, not alot of fun taking things down in the frozen. So I will enjoy my neighbors stuff.  One of my neighbors does up her back yard, it looks really nice.
Oh well, I am spent lol.

Well I put light up out side, all along the top of the fence line.  I put them 3 side of the house as no one live on back side or drives on back side this time a year.   M like see the light all winter long.  You can see them from over 5 miles away on the highway.  So I take the down just before spring.   It keeps a :smile: on her face and that is always nice.  The tree will go up in a week or two and down right after new years as the house is way small then we had. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on December 01, 2014, 05:49:09 AM
I wish I could run to a decent degree, but I walked all but a few dozen yards in both. Yesterday was my 8th completed half this year, but I'd never done a 10K and a half in such quick succession. "Can I do this?" was an open question. I was thoroughly done in the last couple of miles. I've only been doing halfs for a little over 2 years, so I'm sort of finding my limits and trying to expand them at the same time.
Fact is you did it.  That alone is a wwonderful thing. So many dont even try.  I would have to work real hard to get to where I thought I could lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on December 01, 2014, 05:52:38 AM
Well I put light up out side, all along the top of the fence line.  I put them 3 side of the house as no one live on back side or drives on back side this time a year.   M like see the light all winter long.  You can see them from over 5 miles away on the highway.  So I take the down just before spring.   It keeps a :smile: on her face and that is always nice.  The tree will go up in a week or two and down right after new years as the house is way small then we had.

Thats pretty neat.  I like when we come home from the river and I can see Christmas lights far away on the farms.   My backyard neighbor does it up to, lights,deers and some other stuff I cant see thru the bushes. Its nice.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 08, 2015, 02:17:15 PM
Rain splatter on the Windows, its muggy grey outside.  The diva princess pup is sleeping on the couch, me, I think it's time to well I don't really know,,,
Quick recap from December til now.  Lets see, it's not been fun that's for sure.  I been executor of 2 estates, one is done the other is gonna be fugly.
Super cells that spawned the June tornados are the camper, insurance hoops are just so exciting. Now we are looking, well cuz we can. 
On the other hand, cabin didnt flood, my gal pals horse had a baby a month ago this week. Her name is Olai, a palamino she is.  So cute she is. Three weeks n 4 days ago I got to help the vet give her plasma.  I'll never have that experience again,,,but I am imprinted on her now.  To cool.
Other then that, all is ok.
So how's everyone here?  Hope you all are doing just fine.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 08, 2015, 07:51:20 PM
Well, that's it for me.  Must get up early and go scouting for a new camper.
Last timeI did, I found a rolling condo.  This time himself says no more then 30'.
We'll see.. :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 08, 2015, 08:02:22 PM
Well, that's it for me.  Must get up early and go scouting for a new camper.
Last timeI did, I found a rolling condo.  This time himself says no more then 30'.
We'll see.. :popcorn:

30' is good for two people, I can get 4 in with no problems. I have a couch with a hide a bed in it, in the big tip out.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 09, 2015, 05:44:50 AM
30' is good for two people, I can get 4 in with no problems. I have a couch with a hide a bed in it, in the big tip out.
I have been on line searching and discovering since last week of June.  Its , for us about layout and storage.  I know he is going to go into storage shock lol.  But I also know I can adjust to fit and be productive.   
Should be interesting this day.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 09, 2015, 02:11:17 PM
Whomp there it is :love:  2015 Forest River Salem SMT27RLSS.
Yeaap,,signed sealed delivered of a Tuesday morning.

Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 09, 2015, 03:20:33 PM
Whomp there it is :love:  2015 Forest River Salem SMT27RLSS.
Yeaap,,signed sealed delivered of a Tuesday morning.

(http://www.youngbloodrv.com/console/watermark.php?src=31305&width=670&height=380)
(http://www.youngbloodrv.com/console/watermark.php?src=31307&width=670&height=380)

Looks very nice you and himself will be very happy.  Should be no problems towing.   Do you have sway bars from the old travel trailer?
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on September 09, 2015, 03:48:33 PM
Whomp there it is :love:  2015 Forest River Salem SMT27RLSS.
Yeaap,,signed sealed delivered of a Tuesday morning.
Very nice.  :thumbsup:
How much, and is it brand new?
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 09, 2015, 06:12:14 PM
(http://www.youngbloodrv.com/console/watermark.php?src=31305&width=670&height=380)
(http://www.youngbloodrv.com/console/watermark.php?src=31307&width=670&height=380)

Looks very nice you and himself will be very happy.  Should be no problems towing.   Do you have sway bars from the old travel trailer?
Yes we have sway bars.  Had to as the old one was 45' total length.  Sway bars are great. This one will have a nice long life, well if a tree doesn't eat it.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 09, 2015, 06:15:14 PM
Very nice.  :thumbsup:
How much, and is it brand new?
Yes, brand new. Never used at all.    :biggrin:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on September 10, 2015, 06:56:19 AM
Yes, brand new. Never used at all.    :biggrin:
Damn! Now I got the trailer bug again. :laugh:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 10, 2015, 07:33:50 AM
Damn! Now I got the trailer bug again. :laugh:
Its pretty sweet, I cant wait to get it here so I can set it up. Himself is going to love the power awning, stabilizer jacks and hitch. Counter space, meh, but functional, good storage inside, but under well, we shall see. Its going to be an adjustment going from a 45' total length to a 32.2'.
But it will keep the cling ons from thinking. hehehe.
I would much rather be able to get and hit it with a tiny house.... :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on September 10, 2015, 08:17:44 AM
Its pretty sweet, I cant wait to get it here so I can set it up. Himself is going to love the power awning, stabilizer jacks and hitch. Counter space, meh, but functional, good storage inside, but under well, we shall see. Its going to be an adjustment going from a 45' total length to a 32.2'.
But it will keep the cling ons from thinking. hehehe.
I would much rather be able to get and hit it with a tiny house.... :smile:
When I was building my business I bought and lived in a tiny 16' Aristocrat Low-Liner trailer with the wife for a year.
However, we parked behind the business which had showers and all the amenities, so it was doably sufferable for the year.
A decade later I bought a 25' motorhome with plans of moving to Alaska, instead found an amazing deal on 10 acres here in the Sierra, where I lived for 3 years in the motorhome. :scared:

The thing I noticed is the evolution that's taken place over the decades, is the planning that goes into these units and today's models are by far better laid out than just a decade ago.
I looked at some and was extremely impressed at the use of usable space and design in not wasting a square inch of space.

We're toying with the idea of a diesel pusher, though expensive and a bit on the cumbersome side, we want something that the dogs can travel with us in comfort.
Yeah, the dogs are spoiled. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 10, 2015, 08:27:53 AM
When I was building my business I bought and lived in a tiny 16' Aristocrat Low-Liner trailer with the wife for a year.
However, we parked behind the business which had showers and all the amenities, so it was doably sufferable for the year.
A decade later I bought a 25' motorhome with plans of moving to Alaska, instead found an amazing deal on 10 acres here in the Sierra, where I lived for 3 years in the motorhome. :scared:

The thing I noticed is the evolution that's taken place over the decades, is the planning that goes into these units and today's models are by far better laid out than just a decade ago.
I looked at some and was extremely impressed at the use of usable space and design in not wasting a square inch of space.

We're toying with the idea of a diesel pusher, though expensive and a bit on the cumbersome side, we want something that the dogs can travel with us in comfort.
Yeah, the dogs are spoiled. :rolleyes:
Oh yes the fur kids have to be able to fit,lol. If Lira doesnt fit we dont commit,lmao... I gotta have my best lil buddy with me...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on September 10, 2015, 08:31:12 AM
Oh yes the fur kids have to be able to fit,lol. If Lira doesnt fit we dont commit,lmao... I gotta have my best lil buddy with me...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
"Fur Kids" I like it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 10, 2015, 08:45:20 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
"Fur Kids" I like it! :thumbsup:
:laugh:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 11, 2015, 05:47:56 AM
It's a lovely shade of rainy Friday here. Lots to get done before this evening... Sounds like we are going to have fall temps this weekend and that's ok with me.  Himself wants to go see the camper so he knows what he has to get, if he has to get. I will have to call the guy and let him know that's a possibility,lol.
Have a lovely Friday and a really nice weekend!
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on September 11, 2015, 05:54:57 AM
It's a lovely shade of rainy Friday here. Lots to get done before this evening... Sounds like we are going to have fall temps this weekend and that's ok with me.  Himself wants to go see the camper so he knows what he has to get, if he has to get. I will have to call the guy and let him know that's a possibility,lol.
Have a lovely Friday and a really nice weekend!
 :popcorn:

Elfie, in behalf of the entire gang from you-know-where....HAVE A REALLY CRAPPY WEEKEND!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on September 11, 2015, 05:56:17 AM
Note to the resta-youse.... it's reverse humor. She will relate these sad tales and then you will understand the sheer pace at which this lady operates.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 11, 2015, 06:04:47 AM
Elfie, in behalf of the entire gang from you-know-where....HAVE A REALLY CRAPPY WEEKEND!

Chaaa that is the plan!!!!  Hiya Q! Lordy I have missed you guys!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 11, 2015, 07:20:11 AM
Chaaa that is the plan!!!!  Hiya Q! Lordy I have missed you guys!

Enjoy your R/C/Weekend MeLady.  :woot:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on September 11, 2015, 07:24:15 AM
Chaaa that is the plan!!!!  Hiya Q! Lordy I have missed you guys!
I'm sure your aim will improve. :biggrin:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 11, 2015, 08:28:57 AM
Enjoy your R/C/Weekend MeLady.  :woot:
Thanks,,,,, full whoosh mode now,,, rain day... might get out of here really early,lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 11, 2015, 08:30:36 AM
I'm sure your aim will improve. :biggrin:
:woot: sure hope soo,lmao... it's been a few minutes...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 12, 2015, 12:58:14 PM
Sofa Saturday.  Himself saw the camper this morning.  He likes it.  Now we are going thru doing the downsize of things.  So far so good.
It's going to be an adjustment going from a 40' plus to a 32' Lololol. Lord gimme strength lol.We have stuff spread cabin..house...shop.
Later who knows,,,,gonna be chilly tonight...
Downstairs I go....ready things for next week's race... Cheap entertainment of the river watching the happy canoers, some can, some cant and some are just so happy they flip em.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 12, 2015, 01:15:18 PM
Sofa Saturday.  Himself saw the camper this morning.  He likes it.  Now we are going thru doing the downsize of things.  So far so good.
It's going to be an adjustment going from a 40' plus to a 32' Lololol. Lord gimme strength lol.We have stuff spread cabin..house...shop.
Later who knows,,,,gonna be chilly tonight...
Downstairs I go....ready things for next week's race... Cheap entertainment of the river watching the happy canoers, some can, some cant and some are just so happy they flip em.
 :popcorn:

I think you will find there a lot of thing that would be nice to have around just in case.  But you can live with out them.  Half the thing we would that on a trip for 3 to 6 months we did not use.   As long as M had her rocking chair for outside she was happy.   
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 12, 2015, 03:01:45 PM
I think you will find there a lot of thing that would be nice to have around just in case.  But you can live with out them.  Half the thing we would that on a trip for 3 to 6 months we did not use.   As long as M had her rocking chair for outside she was happy.
I have my chair lol.  Knitting needles.....oh I can't wait. I have no problem with the shrink lol.
Himself laughed when I schlepped the cabin stuff.... The real stuff is at the house. Lol, that's gonna be fun lol.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 14, 2015, 03:52:01 PM
Been a busy day.  It's going to be even worse. Camper will be here sometime tomorrow afternoon, crisp n clean and very empty lol.  I'll start setting it up and loading it up.  He will get all his stuff in, and betwix n between Friday thru sunday I will be reading and he will be reading and watching the races...
So have a great week and I'll check in when I can!
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 18, 2015, 06:44:41 PM
Been a check of a week. But, right now we are at the track. Learning the camper and having some lovely thunder smackers.  A few bouts had rotation, but no funnel clouds here. A town over yep, but not here.  Heavey rains have flash flooding going on all around.  More tonight later though.   Should be done about 4am.
I feel bad for the grounds guys.  They are going to be busy with wood chips filling all the little floods.  Even ours,  We have at least 2 inches of standing water between the front of the camper and the road,lol. I don't care, I figure that's what flip flops are for.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 18, 2015, 08:19:13 PM
Been a check of a week. But, right now we are at the track. Learning the camper and having some lovely thunder smackers.  A few bouts had rotation, but no funnel clouds here. A town over yep, but not here.  Heavey rains have flash flooding going on all around.  More tonight later though.   Should be done about 4am.
I feel bad for the grounds guys.  They are going to be busy with wood chips filling all the little floods.  Even ours,  We have at least 2 inches of standing water between the front of the camper and the road,lol. I don't care, I figure that's what flip flops are for.
 :popcorn:

How did himself like the way the trailer pulled for him?
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 20, 2015, 08:01:21 PM
How did himself like the way the trailer pulled for him?
Himself is pleased with everything.  It's just the learning part.  Friday we looked and read and figured out, well, best we could. Saturday we had 9 people, 4 spent the night. We both declined any help as we have to learn it. That's ok.  They understood it.
Race days were a lot of fun. By night we had the fire going, people stopping by, fireworks,
A live band 40 feet away. Tons of food, to much to drink for some,lol.
But then the granddaughter tested and let us know one of our oldest friends had a heart attack and died.   Changed the whole pace after that.
But we are home now. Tomorrow is another day.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 20, 2015, 08:05:34 PM
Himself is pleased with everything.  It's just the learning part.  Friday we looked and read and figured out, well, best we could. Saturday we had 9 people, 4 spent the night. We both declined any help as we have to learn it. That's ok.  They understood it.
Race days were a lot of fun. By night we had the fire going, people stopping by, fireworks,
A live band 40 feet away. Tons of food, to much to drink for some,lol.
But then the granddaughter tested and let us know one of our oldest friends had a heart attack and died.   Changed the whole pace after that.
But we are home now. Tomorrow is another day.

Nice knowing you home safe MeLady.  Always nice getting home in your own bed. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 20, 2015, 08:10:29 PM
Nice knowing you home safe MeLady.  Always nice getting home in your own bed.
Yes it is,,,,,dog tired lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 23, 2015, 05:03:50 AM
Nothing up my sleve  :biggrin:, just busy. Camper, lawns, gardens, work,lol.
This weekend is going to be crazy lol. But that's for another time.
Itscinteresting listening to the comings and goings off the Pope.  Oh I have to spray the fence places with Fox scent, hopefully it will work again and keep the skunks out of my yard.  Hows that for some oh to much excitment for the day lolol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 23, 2015, 06:30:19 AM
Nothing up my sleve  :biggrin:, just busy. Camper, lawns, gardens, work,lol.
This weekend is going to be crazy lol. But that's for another time.
Itscinteresting listening to the comings and goings off the Pope.  Oh I have to spray the fence places with Fox scent, hopefully it will work again and keep the skunks out of my yard.  Hows that for some oh to much excitment for the day lolol

So where will himself be putting your nice new shiny trailer now?  So Mother Mature cannot find it.   
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 23, 2015, 06:34:48 AM
So where will himself be putting your nice new shiny trailer now?  So Mother Mature cannot find it.
It will go where the old one was.  It's ok, being 10' smaller we will have to have another Gordon system to smash it up.   He just has to adjust the septic dump run. Its all different now....
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 25, 2015, 04:46:00 AM
Happy Friday!  The last crazy weekend is a foot. Chili dump tomorrow, bday party Sunday for our niece....  I had to giggle yesterday, our fab little place to eat called.  Himself has been teasing them about frog legs.  Lol, they called and said we bought a case, just call and we will get them ready,,guess who's eating frog legs for dinner tonight lololol
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: supsalemgr on September 25, 2015, 05:28:33 AM
Happy Friday!  The last crazy weekend is a foot. Chili dump tomorrow, bday party Sunday for our niece....  I had to giggle yesterday, our fab little place to eat called.  Himself has been teasing them about frog legs.  Lol, they called and said we bought a case, just call and we will get them ready,,guess who's eating frog legs for dinner tonight lololol
 :popcorn:

What a treat. One of my favorites.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 25, 2015, 10:41:08 AM
What a treat. One of my favorites.
Yeppers!, they do a really good job of them also.
You have a great weekend!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 25, 2015, 04:15:36 PM
Yeppers!, they do a really good job of them also.
You have a great weekend!

I never had frog legs in my life MeLady.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: supsalemgr on September 26, 2015, 04:20:20 AM
I never had frog legs in my life MeLady.

They are a staple in LA and MS. Fried frog legs are heaven. All white meat with a texture between fish and chicken.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 26, 2015, 07:30:56 PM
I never had frog legs in my life MeLady.
Oh mylanta...they are light, sweet, with a bit of lemon, more like a whisper of.
Pan fried in the nothingness of batter.  Here's one if those times when I wish I could be there when you tried them so I could make sure they were perfect. Before youctrued them.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 26, 2015, 07:38:53 PM
Oh mylanta...they are light, sweet, with a bit of lemon, more like a whisper of.
Pan fried in the nothingness of batter.  Here's one if those times when I wish I could be there when you tried them so I could make sure they were perfect. Before youctrued them.

Hoping your having a R/C/Weekend MeLady. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 29, 2015, 06:04:36 PM
Hoping your having a R/C/Weekend MeLady.
Got 3/4 of the camper wiped down, got my white chili made,lol, I just went thru the store and thought hmmmm, white chili,hmmmmm, helped set up the 4 judges with a taste of the 15 chili that entered.  Talked to everyone, had a fun time.  He wanted to watch the race so back to the cabin.  I kicked up a fire in the pit, turned on my Pandora and watched that pretty full moon rise til about midnight.
Got up Sunday, we messed around with the camper some more learning water levels and redoing the septic dump whatchamabob and family started showing up. BIL hosted a bday party for his daughter.  So I snagged my SIL up, my niece and we went to go see the pony.  Olai is so cute, she will be 2 months old this week.  I go see her every weekend I can.  She is palomino her back is just above my waist. Mom Ruby was a bit skittish with the new people, but she got over it when I started talking and she made sure she knew whom I was.
Back to the cabin and I cleared the yard with the blower. Our little Darling was running around like almost 2 yr olds do.  Good thing I did,  came across 3 toads, Wouldn't be good if she squished one lol. That and I couldn't take a chance on anyone rolling an ankle on the fresh fallen walnuts.
The party was nice,, and then it was time to go home.  We got a clear sight of the blood moon.  That was so pretty,  I figure next time it comes I will be watching on my porch somewhere in the country. :smile:
Yesterday I woke up to a nasty invasion of sugar ants.   Half of my counter was covered with the little buggars.  Spent the day bleaching and cleaning everywhere they were, then I set baits.  Sure enough there they were, in the night coming in thru the garden window weensy teensy corner.  Put some liquid killer down, sprayed a no cross line and watched them come in by huge numbers.  They found the bait and tonight will do the tell. I bet I had half a colony.  Never again ,,,
Today I flipped to Chicago, had to get permits for a job.   Note to self, take the train! Good golly the road construction was insane coming in, going out and all thru downtown. I sure am glad I took a cab from where I parked.  With all the road construction everywhere I would have lost my crackers!    It rained today so the ceiling was really low,  I just like the way that looks when the clouds drop and cover a lot of the skyscrapers a quarter or half. The lake had white caps every where. The tall ship and The Odessey and the Seadogs were secured but good. As were all the harbors with their assorted boats.
Tomorrow, I put on my Granny hat for 2 days, I will have Darling. She is a hoot! 
So that's that. 
Time to do dishes and see how many ants have survived.  I sure hope it doesn't look like Orks coming to take over middle earth again....
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 02, 2015, 10:13:57 AM
Had a fun time with our lil Darling, she cracks me up,,, She comes back on Monday... Good thing it will be outside weather. I'm thinking we are gonna get really dirty ripping out gardens,lol.
Busy day before we go to the cabin.  I dont really want to go.  Pretty much behind with my work from all the fun with Darling.   Wont be til next spring until I am needed to sit. That's ok...
Lawns, grocery, packing and some laundry today.Out the door tomorrow armed with my canning gear so I can do up some more jalapeno jelly. I dont want to lose them.
Well have a great weekend. If you're tagged in the hurricane path, make sure you're ready for anything... anythng could happen.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on October 02, 2015, 08:04:49 PM
Had a fun time with our lil Darling, she cracks me up,,, She comes back on Monday... Good thing it will be outside weather. I'm thinking we are gonna get really dirty ripping out gardens,lol.
Busy day before we go to the cabin.  I dont really want to go.  Pretty much behind with my work from all the fun with Darling.   Wont be til next spring until I am needed to sit. That's ok...
Lawns, grocery, packing and some laundry today.Out the door tomorrow armed with my canning gear so I can do up some more jalapeno jelly. I dont want to lose them.
Well have a great weekend. If you're tagged in the hurricane path, make sure you're ready for anything... anythng could happen.
 :popcorn:

You and himself be having a R/C/Weekend Melady.  Wow it that time a year and it's dark at 7 P.M.   :lol:   It would be nice to have a camp fire in the back yard, but the fire danger is sky high yet in our area.  I am think some time in late Dec. with the first snow.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 03, 2015, 06:34:55 AM
You and himself be having a R/C/Weekend Melady.  Wow it that time a year and it's dark at 7 P.M.   :lol:   It would be nice to have a camp fire in the back yard, but the fire danger is sky high yet in our area.  I am think some time in late Dec. with the first snow.
Dry conditions is no fun.  We have high winds, a bit of rain and chilly temps.so I will hunker in. And bring the snow suit lmao.  I will do up the jelly .
Oh, granddaughter Big M is in labor.  She went in yesterday mid afternoon.  The great grandson has yet to make an appearance.   
Baby watch in full swing.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 03, 2015, 12:42:24 PM
We have a brand new great grandson....he looks just like his brother lmao
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on October 04, 2015, 03:51:05 AM
We have a brand new great grandson....he looks just like his brother lmao

Congratulations!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on October 04, 2015, 06:33:42 AM
We have a brand new great grandson....he looks just like his brother lmao

Congratulations! also MeLady.  Hope baby and Big M are ok.   
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 04, 2015, 06:49:11 AM
Congratulations!
Thank you,,will be seeing them tomorrow.  She is slammed with visitors and I would much rather have them rested and calm.
 :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 04, 2015, 06:51:22 AM
Congratulations! also MeLady.  Hope baby and Big M are ok.
They are doing well.  It was a long 24+ hours, but everyone is happy and healthy.
 :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 04, 2015, 07:27:04 AM
Good morning, it's Sunday! Race day....Football day!  What cha gonna do day lol.
We've watched the news now, Meet the Press. Lira is outside scouting her back yard.  Something not usual for her during the summer.
In a bit, I'll text Big M and find out when they go home.  I will put up the jalapenos either in jelly or straight.  Then I will hit the garden room.  Yesterday kicked that notion,  Chas 2.50 for 1 head of iceberg lettuce!!!! That's nuking futz! So I will ready that room.   I also get a kick out of calling the police dept. Lololol, hello can I talk to the drug enforcement officer please.  Who is this? And do you have something to report? Why yes I do,,,this is Elfie, I live at.......??and I want to report I have one grow light and will be using it to grow veggies inside my house,  the window faces the street and no I am not hiding the light by any means.  If you would ask if they would like to come and check it out NICELY, that would be great!..... Of course the lady is busting up laughing lol.  :biggrin:
It would suck to have em wreck my salad stuff, that and would cost a boat load of money to explain a drug bust for lettuce and tomatoes in court.
Trump is on MTP.   In a Living room kinda way......I have to raise an eyebrow, lol, and wonder what if,lol
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 06, 2015, 08:27:15 AM
Of a grey cloudy Tuesday.  Darling is asleep now, she decided 3:30 am was a good time to be up and stay up.lol.  Her Mom wasn't to happy lol.
Been busy with her and my plants.....it hasnt been exciting that's for sure.....
It needs to warm up.....they said 69,,,,,sun, it's 56 n grey..... :glare: bleck
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 08, 2015, 07:43:41 AM
Happy Thursday....
Sun's out grass is green, it's a good day.   But sad to.   It is my last day with Darling.  Her Dads Mom n Dad will have their weekend place all shut down for the winter, so my days won't start again until next spring. 
So back to it I go.lol. while she naps, I got to move it move it! Lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 09, 2015, 06:38:40 AM
Of a Friday.
Work to get done, rip the herb bed out, pack,and get outta here later.
River bound gotta start getting it ready for winter mode...
So with a Go Cubbies Go, football and racing....
Have a great weekend!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on October 09, 2015, 07:56:47 AM
Have another crappy one, Elfster!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 10, 2015, 07:09:23 AM
Have another crappy one, Elfster!
Looks to be really horrible one shaping up. Last night the stars were so bright and beautiful with the clouds dappled thin.  Crisp air.  I woke up to fog dancing across the river, collecting itself swallowing up the cliffs.  I should have taken a pic, but all things were just to peaceful to move.  Blackwalnuts are everywhere.  It's a toss up,,collect them or start cleaning, hmmmm. They are pretty taste dontcha know lol.
So it begins...........maybe I'll do both. :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on October 10, 2015, 09:41:47 AM
Looks to be really horrible one shaping up. Last night the stars were so bright and beautiful with the clouds dappled thin.  Crisp air.  I woke up to fog dancing across the river, collecting itself swallowing up the cliffs.  I should have taken a pic, but all things were just to peaceful to move.  Blackwalnuts are everywhere.  It's a toss up,,collect them or start cleaning, hmmmm. They are pretty taste dontcha know lol.
So it begins...........maybe I'll do both. :smile:
Trees are beginning to change color. This year it's not yellowish and blah like two years running, so we might have some really great reds and oranges this season. Our days and early evening are filled with the sound of excavation equipment and bulldozers outside the house. They're redoing two straight blocks of 1870s storm drains and so forth. The bad news? Vibrations. Headphones just ain't gettin' it.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 10, 2015, 06:43:28 PM
Trees are beginning to change color. This year it's not yellowish and blah like two years running, so we might have some really great reds and oranges this season. Our days and early evening are filled with the sound of excavation equipment and bulldozers outside the house. They're redoing two straight blocks of 1870s storm drains and so forth. The bad news? Vibrations. Headphones just ain't gettin' it.
Aye, colors here to but mostly green, some yellow,, but mostly green.   
Construction noise is no fun.  But on the other hand, rather important to get done , well I would think so. That's just me. The noise of my day was leaf blowers and power washers.  It's time to begin to ready everything for winter around here.
Lira spent the day hunting a chipmonk in the wood pile, playing with her bed , a pit bull whom is just happy to be happy in his life.
Friends have been coming over, then we went back and forth.  Finallycitcwas fire time.  Dang chilly on the river and me without my snow suit. Ugh, is ok.
Dinner is done, baseball is on......GO CUBS GO!
With that we have blues blaring a fire going and why am I sitting here typing......
I'll play lol.  Out the door I go.   Yes it's chilly,,,yes the stars are so bright you feel like you could just pluck them out.  But a fire in the pit and blues on the stereo......
I gotta!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 12, 2015, 06:29:03 AM
Of a Monday...
It's to be a lovely day today. Sunny and warm, perfect for ripping gardens and short cutting the lawns. That's the plan.
Cabin is 3/4 done and ready for winter.  We have to get a good set of deer cams for surveillance.  We have unknowns jacking with our lot.  Dock boat removal is next weekend so I will make dinner for all that's helping.
I also have learned this morning that my work out partner has decided to move her go time to 5:30 a.m.  She's now going with her sons girlfriend.  That's ok with me, I don't have a problem with it at all. She will be helping the girlfriend tremendously. It's good to have a buddy that benefits from what you do.
So have a good Monday.....out the door to slam it out and be done with it.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 18, 2015, 06:54:28 PM
Another summer almost done.  Fall colors are out, the farmers are bringing in the fields and we've just had that first slap of winter air.  Good for getting rid of bugs in the air. Frozen air aloft showed the crystal rainbows.  Those are the tiny ones in the clouds.  We saw 9 different ones Friday night. To pretty.
Saturday was get it out day.  While the guys took out 4 docks and 3 pontoons.  I made lasagna.  Checked the camper to make sure it was warm enough.  Grabbed the blower and started on leaves in our place and next door. Then it was time to bake that lasagna lol.  Made a full dinner for 6. Himself put up the tarps on 2 sides and he put the patio heater in and fired that up.  Had 9 under the cabin watching the Cubs.  Then 2 more showed up and we just stayed comfy in the cold night. Worked out really well. Down river another spot did the same thing lol. All of us watching intently.
Today was really nice in the sun.   I only have a wee bit more to do next weekend.  Then we will ready it for winter.  They turn off the water Nov 1. 
Bears game, NASCAR was the tv flavor.  My friend and I took Diva princess Lira and Madame Marley moose for a good walk.  Madame Marley is in pitiful shape.  She got poisoned by someone in their neighborhood a year ago.  Pretty much destroyed her.  It's very painful to watch her try and walk, maintain balance, she has lost all muscle mass.  But she won't give up.  She had another bout,  Today she drank water on her own....I could go on, but it , well........
Got my costume all set, studying my makeup....just need to figure out a couple of things.  I do wish I could find some 3' tall dolls.  I need some zombies lol.
This tired elf is out!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on October 18, 2015, 07:18:26 PM
So what did you do in your spare time.  Sounds like you had yourselves a R/C/Weekend MeLady. 

I do not like the new small heater for the 5er.  When the power goes out they will not come back on until you reset them.  I have 4 of the old ones that I replace the contact switch when I can no longer clean the contacts. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 19, 2015, 08:09:20 AM
So what did you do in your spare time.  Sounds like you had yourselves a R/C/Weekend MeLady. 

I do not like the new small heater for the 5er.  When the power goes out they will not come back on until you reset them.  I have 4 of the old ones that I replace the contact switch when I can no longer clean the contacts.
Oh well,  that....hmmmm.  Um I futzed around doing more little winter ready stuff.  Worked on a new knitting stitch.  Helped my friend decide how to make a tiara type thing for her Ursala costume.  Not much lol.
The little stand alone heater worked great.  It got 32 next to the river and we had, no wanted to make sure the lines didn't freeze Friday or Saturday.  It did really well on low.This weekend we winterize it.  Along with the cabin.
 :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 22, 2015, 09:21:19 AM
Back to the gym.  It's pretty nice.  Been putting summer away here.  Slapping Halloween bits up.  I decided to groom Lira myself lol.  She's not to bent out of shape about it.  I do need a old coffee table to put her on lol.  I really don't feel like looking like I am changing oil under the hood of a car while clipping tummy fur.  Lets not even think about all that hair on my head.  I'll figure it out.
But fall is here,  Pot roast in the crock pot, got the last of my costume ready to go. I've decided to be an old grey cat....  Should be good.
Back to work for me.....
You guys have a good day!
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on October 22, 2015, 10:28:39 AM
Back to the gym.  It's pretty nice.  Been putting summer away here.  Slapping Halloween bits up.  I decided to groom Lira myself lol.  She's not to bent out of shape about it.  I do need a old coffee table to put her on lol.  I really don't feel like looking like I am changing oil under the hood of a car while clipping tummy fur.  Lets not even think about all that hair on my head.  I'll figure it out.
But fall is here, Pot roast in the crock pot, got the last of my costume ready to go. I've decided to be an old grey cat....  Should be good.
Back to work for me.....
You guys have a good day!
 :popcorn:

Now that sounds good MeLady.  Will set one out for Friday.   The net just came up for me today. 10:10 A.M.  :mad:   :lol: 

It will be a 68º day for us, but in the sun if will feel like 80º.  Love this time a year.  I don't have to put a hat on when going outside.  It was so hot this summer that some flower are now just starting to come out.  They had long green stems and green leaves but no buds.  They started budding out last week and now we have flower.   Things that make you go Hmmmmmm....
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 22, 2015, 12:04:34 PM
Now that sounds good MeLady.  Will set one out for Friday.   The net just came up for me today. 10:10 A.M.  :mad:   :lol: 

It will be a 68º day for us, but in the sun if will feel like 80º.  Love this time a year.  I don't have to put a hat on when going outside.  It was so hot this summer that some flower are now just starting to come out.  They had long green stems and green leaves but no buds.  They started budding out last week and now we have flower.   Things that make you go Hmmmmmm....
We have upper 60.  It's really nice out.   I thought I would come home to my flowers being zapped by last week's freeze, but nope.  I have roses that are budding and opening this late.  It's weird.
Hats, yep, I am going to have to start with those.  I spend way to much time outside not to,lol.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 24, 2015, 05:33:38 PM
Wind block is back up, so is the patio heater lol.  Football is on, the guys are down there being guys lol. I'll get my gear on and go downstairs in a bit.
A grey day, decent temps though.  We are doing the last bits for winter prep.  Only thing left is filling the 55 gallon drum with water.  We keep that in the shower.  I'll set the 25 supper for hot water for whatever when we come back in a couple of weeks.  Set and ready.
Didn't do much, spent a while listening to rain and watching leaves fall.  Flipped to the store for a light dinner.  Just cleaned that up. Salmon, avocado, large portabella and some tater tots.  Its been a long while since we had those.  Anyway, got back and fired up the blower.  Did ours and our neighbors.  He took the a.c. units out so I did Windows. Those darned Asian beetles had invaded.  I really don't like those little beggars.  Our bat wasn't in its usual place.  He had been there, I had to clean his deposits lol.  Cute little brown bat sets up residence under the a.c..   Gone now. Fridge cleared and cleaned.
Saw my gal pal. I have got to go see Olai.  Little pony just over 2 months.  Love that girl,lol.
It's a beauty of a night.  Stars shining.  River is slow and dotted with fall leaves.  Even had some happy campers go by.
Yep,,,,time to rest and see if I can watch this game.  Football for me is a slow release sleeping pill.lol
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 25, 2015, 09:28:44 AM
If Caityln Jenner goes missing, will her picture be on a gallon of tranny fluid?
 :blink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 30, 2015, 05:29:13 PM
Nothin up my sleeve lol. Lovely day trip yesterday to just outside Terre Haute, In.  Spent the afternoon with my Moms best friend.  Yep, I would spend the day driving just to have lunch with her anytime.
Got my half cow locked in for pick up sometime next week. Lol. That's gonna be fun in my prius bahahaaaa.. oh well lol.
No jury duty for Monday! :thumbup:  My lettuce is growing and tomorrow I'll start some spinach, radishes and I have some experiment seeds just to see if I can pull it off.  Nephew n f2f had a baby girl today.   She decided to come a few days early, cute little thing, specially after they sent a pic of her all cleaned up lol. 
Salute to Walks!  Another mighty fine year,,,,it's a beauty of a thing. 
And I see me brother is back.  Lol,  I better straighten up.
Ok,,,Halloween is almost here.  I'm ready.  Just gotta slap the costume on  and do the face paint.
Have fun if you get to walk with the kids, wear a costume, bring your ID and you could do some trick or shoting!  :lol:
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on October 30, 2015, 06:43:11 PM
Nothin up my sleeve lol. Lovely day trip yesterday to just outside Terre Haute, In.  Spent the afternoon with my Moms best friend.  Yep, I would spend the day driving just to have lunch with her anytime.
Got my half cow locked in for pick up sometime next week. Lol. That's gonna be fun in my prius bahahaaaa.. oh well lol.
No jury duty for Monday! :thumbup:  My lettuce is growing and tomorrow I'll start some spinach, radishes and I have some experiment seeds just to see if I can pull it off.  Nephew n f2f had a baby girl today.   She decided to come a few days early, cute little thing, specially after they sent a pic of her all cleaned up lol. 
Salute to Walks!  Another mighty fine year,,,,it's a beauty of a thing. 
And I see me brother is back.  Lol,  I better straighten up.
Ok,,,Halloween is almost here.  I'm ready.  Just gotta slap the costume on  and do the face paint.
Have fun if you get to walk with the kids, wear a costume, bring your ID and you could do some trick or shoting!  :lol:
 :popcorn:

Yes it has been MeLady.  Thank you, and yours is just around the bend.     I got a B/D card for my doctor, it said STOP jumping out of the damn truck!   :lol:

Did shopping today as it is Friday.  Pick up a box of PayDay candy bar for the 31st.  As there will be no kids, M will be eating them all year long until next year.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Eyesabide on November 01, 2015, 12:58:44 AM
I opened the door, checked the temperature, and it was forty two degrees. Not sure what the big deal is. It is just about perfect for Soda Pop. The light in there still works too. Life is good.
On an even funnier note, one of the evenings Trick or Treaters stripped down to her under- pinnings
 because her wedding dress costume was too hot to wear. And yes, life is still good.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 05, 2015, 03:58:10 AM
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MeLady I keep coming up a day late and a dollar short the last two years. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 05, 2015, 06:14:55 AM
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MeLady I keep coming up a day late and a dollar short the last two years.

 :lol: no worries,  if it wasn't for my phone blowing up I would have skated right thru myself lol.
Storms are The call for this evening.  So will end the 70 degree days.  I've been outside taking, mowing, putting yard decorations away.  I have an angel of concrete that needs a painting,  it will come inside today so it can completely dry.  I will fix her up over the winter.  Might have to mow one more time.
Today I have to go to the city.   I am not impressed :sneaky:, so off to the concrete jungle I will go.   I honestly dislike going there.   Even for concerts, I can't get out of there fast enough. 
Started my plants,,green beans up, radishes up, waiting on spinach and egg plant.  Not waiting my time on tomatoes any more.  Well I gotta get ready.
Have a great day.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 09, 2015, 06:31:33 AM
River 99% ready for winter.  Moved 2 campers to high ground, pontoon and the last dock. Thank goodness for the leaf blower. I did 4 lots, why because all of them get blower to us and since they harbor fleas and ticks trying to hold on....they gotta go.started thatching so I can start tossing grass seeds. 
Of course Lira diva princess reminded me she is a "dog".    No one is there so she likes to investigate. Yea she found a lovely horrifically smelling whatever to roll in.  Ewww, was pretty gross,  I thought I got it with freezing rain water and some dawn.  We got home and instant bath.   She's all good now.
I really don't appreciate her reminding me she is a dog.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 11, 2015, 07:46:54 AM
VETERANS Day it is.  Always makes me , no has me in a host of oddness.  Just does.
Big windy storms are headed for us today.  Could get real interesting, or not, in any case I back checked the yards and all things com will be charged fully. Slap some solar lights in full sun for the just in case lol. 
Schlepped a half cow from butcher to freezer yesterday and then took a huge lot to my MIL for her freezer.  Took Lira to the vet. Needed her shots of rabies and lepto, she's acquired a seasonal allergy.  Since the topical, dermaplast, only worked to relieve the itch, she got a shot and has meds.  She was truely devastated this morning, side effect is accidents because of more water then usual, they weren't kidding.  , not her fault, but she doesn't understand.  So somewhat grounded and tune into her while supposedly sleeping will be it.
 I have lots to do, making venison jerky today, we will run to store to get ready for whatever comes......  I have been told by a few I should think about a blog.  Threw me off,  I don't know about that one. But I'll think about it for now... I'm afraid my mouth filterwon't do just that....filter.  :blink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 21, 2015, 05:37:59 PM
Been a little busy lately.   Sorry I have not been in.   I planted some more veggies, waiting for them to pop.  Some lettuce, green onions, easy to grow stuff, can't seem to figure out tomatoes.  Have no clue what I am doing wrong.  I'll figure it out.
Sent the man hunting, along with his son and friend.  Sure hope they tag, then again, I kind of figure a bad day hunting is equal to a bad day fishing.
Lira came down with a seasonal allergy.  I tried everything I knew, but in the end it was off to the vet.  The meds created accidents, oh that was not fun. But shed adjusted now after a phone call.  So far so good. 
Then the first winter event is , lol, not done but the snow is out.  North of me got huge amounts of wet snow.  It just kept on coming and coming lol. We got just at 3". I've been shoveling all day.  Well ok, not all day just 3 times.  I discovered it was slush when I did the deck so Lira had a way. Oh mylanta what muck! Knew I was in for it, so I just did it.  Very heavy but I am glad I got it done.  Now the freeze is coming.  Got the salt out and spread it so I can walk without looking like a penguin. :)
Was supposed to do one of those wine painting parties tonight.  Yea notsamuch.  First the roads are crap, yes I know I will hear how clear they were, no I don't care.  I am here with the dog on meds and been shoveling slush all day,,,a bit tired.  So I elected to not go, stay safe to paint another day. Besides that, I quit drinking, so although painting would be fun, it's a drunk fest.   Tomorrow is gather at daughters to make baby shower stuff.   :huh: yep,  nuff said.   
Well they filled 3 tags, don't know if they will hunt in the morning or not. Just have to wait.
So, I will hang out here, fire going, dog running in and out, searching the net for a little house that we might like.  I'm seriously not having a good year on any front,  it's a little difficult trying to make it make sense where there isn't any lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on November 21, 2015, 07:04:01 PM
Getting to be a grandmother is starting to be a full time job for you.   :ohmy:

Did himself get one or two tags this year?
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on November 22, 2015, 01:41:01 AM
Getting to be a grandmother is starting to be a full time job for you.   :ohmy:
It's just a different kind of crappy weekend...and longer.  :wink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 23, 2015, 05:35:35 AM
Getting to be a grandmother is starting to be a full time job for you.   :ohmy:

Did himself get one or two tags this year?
Yes, it is......our newest great grandson is doing very very well, he brother is going to be a good big brother.
He came in with all tags filled, off to the butcher now.
 :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 23, 2015, 05:36:59 AM
It's just a different kind of crappy weekend...and longer.  :wink:
That's true,,,, the little ones always remind me how nice the world can be.
 :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 23, 2015, 06:01:34 AM
He went hunting on Wednesday.  It was just me and Lira until bout 7 last night.  I futzed around not really getting anything done.  But, that ok, sometimes ya just need time to look very very deep.
Got slapped with some nasty weather Saturday. We lucked out with the slush snow with 3" of the gunk.I shoveled many times to stay ahead of it.  It was decieving to say the least.Looked like just snow on the top but actually it was water.   When it stopped I salted the daylights out of everything lol.  The winds started and The temps dropped for a big freeze.  And it did.
Woke up yesterday with a burrrr, half the car was frozen shut. Took a while to warm it up lol. Then I parked it in the sun after I was able to open the drivers side lol. Came in got my 4 way chili ready for a fun afternoon of making diaper cakes and wreaths for my nieces baby shower.  Ohh that was fun, armed with baby trinkets, and useable thing like bibs and socks and little things like that, over 400 newborn diapers had to be rolled up and done.  Took about 3.5 hours to do.  I have one project to do here, which is letter the boys name on a wooden whale.   Must find a couple of chalk pencil things.
Now it's Monday, Thursday is Thanksgiving.    Will be different that for sure...

Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on November 23, 2015, 07:21:04 AM
That's true,,,, the little ones always remind me how nice the world can be.
 :smile:
Roll that over, equally true. My granddaughter at nine astonishes me with her World of Warcraft killer skills. She'll probably grow up to run a Fortune 500 outfit.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 24, 2015, 06:29:42 AM
Roll that over, equally true. My granddaughter at nine astonishes me with her World of Warcraft killer skills. She'll probably grow up to run a Fortune 500 outfit.
:smile: can only hope lol.  Soon the oldest greatness will start pre school, I can only hope anyway.  Its fun getting to be in their world for a while.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: kit saginaw on November 24, 2015, 03:15:54 PM
Its fun getting to be in their world for a while.

You'll be in their world too, as they evolve-along...  They'll look back and hope they didn't annoy you by being whiny or restless.  I think that about my 'great'-relatives when I remember back. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on November 25, 2015, 05:25:38 AM
You'll be in their world too, as they evolve-along...  They'll look back and hope they didn't annoy you by being whiny or restless.  I think that about my 'great'-relatives when I remember back.
This is true lol.   Right now, the oldest greatness, every time I see him, its Granny where we going lol.  I only knew 1 of my greats.  She took me everywhere and did things, even when she was in her 90s we could go in and just be. Good memories.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on December 20, 2015, 10:23:59 AM
Suns out grass is green and its sweatshirt weather.  Crazy temps.  I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. Ha! Are you ready for Christmas?   Yea me neither.
As of late, I have been taken up by teaching myself how to make butter.  You see, one day I got bored and had some cream that would just go to rot, so I thought, why not.  Not bad, couple more tries and I might have it down.   I've been decorating coffee cups to.  Me, my oil pen, and the oven.  Learning new knitting stitches and doing a bunch of pressure canning to.   
For my next feat, I have decided to do my own dog grooming.  That's taken some time to research, I'm ready.  So this week, while himself is at work, it'll be me, Lira, the coffee table, thinning shears and the electric razor.  I can't do it today, nope, football Sunday, I just can't take the coffee table away lmao.   
The decision is made to incorporate a trainer at the gym.  For now just on Tuesdays and Thursdays,  that way the rest of the days can be for practice.  Time to switch it up!
I didn't realize its been a few since I had been around, guess I'll have to get off of Pinterest......its my new shut the world out obsession....
Off to read and see what I have missed!
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on December 21, 2015, 06:47:26 PM
Well the sky's were grey and it rained lol.  I was on a mission to finish the wee bits left out there amount the happy shoppers.  I took every less used road I could as they are in zombie mode soley focused on gettin it done.  I lucked out, knowing the high school kids were either still sleeping or gathering their crew.  I was glad I had no reason to go inside the mall.   The mall is scared this week,,,,,it gets infested with mall rats.  I don't like mall rats.   They are like zombie drivers.  They don't see you, don't look for you and try to bounce around you in cut off speed to get there.
I went into one store and things were going very well.  Skids full of product blocking the aisles, workers slamming these hot items....don't ask, I don't know.... I was calmly trying to get to housewares without getting run over.  An excuse me here , a Bless your heart Merry Christmas there. Quick swerve to avoid collision of the carts. Then the screeching crying of the small ones started.  Oh mylanta,  when the count of 3 different highly disgruntled little ones chimed I knew my time was up.   Off to Gander Mountain,,,,,it was quiet there, almost calming.    I like Gander Mountain.
When I knew I had one stop left......Walmart, I took matters into my own hands, I would survive this......so I scruffed up hair a smidge grabbed a cart and started talking to myself out loud. Repeating the mantra,,,,ribbons, candle, yarn over and over.  I thought it particularly nice people would move a bit to the left or right.  Must have been the highly calculated circular motion while pointing to signs, yes, it helped.
All good til I got to yarn.   I ran my fingers thru my hair and settled in to find a medium size yarn, color kind of like a good fall color.  A woman came up and couldn't find sewing thread. I smiled and helped her find the large white thread.  I mentioned to make sure she got the right kind.  Big discussion on what the difference would be between, so I just explained she might want regular for sewing cotton or uphlolstery for sewing heavy or canvas.  She thought and decided she would take the white all purpose as she was going to do eyebrows.
I backed away, wished her well, came home and haven't left.
How was your day?
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on December 21, 2015, 07:24:56 PM
I went in for fresh vegetables and two Rx's.  So it was not a bad day for me.  This is the time of year I go look at men things (tools) as most woman are not around much.   :lol:  I know, I have everything I need.   But it's nice looking at the new things out.  Who knows I my find something I could have used 10 years ago.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on December 21, 2015, 11:54:55 PM
Big-box retail stores aren't nearly as crowded as last year. Our local noose-paper said it's due to increased on-line buying.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 02, 2016, 05:27:41 AM
Big-box retail stores aren't nearly as crowded as last year. Our local noose-paper said it's due to increased on-line buying.
I have a hard anti trust thing with on line.     I think I'll just start shopping in April. No fuss no muss no drama.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on January 02, 2016, 05:42:12 AM
I have a hard anti trust thing with on line.     I think I'll just start shopping in April. No fuss no muss no drama.

I do not buy on line, I will go without first.  I find shopping year around works for us. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 02, 2016, 05:49:22 AM
The sun is out, reflecting off the trees.  Kinda nice to see. It's been a lovely shade of grey. I hope you were pleased with your Christmas and that your Happy New Year didn't turn into the dreaded head bangers ball,lol.  We did diddley squat and liked every minute of it.
I'm gathering thoughts on my year in review. It'll take a minute.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 02, 2016, 10:13:00 AM
Yea..... Just wrote a massive post and promptly lost it....
And there ya have it....lets just say buh-bye 2015, I don't live there any more
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 03, 2016, 06:53:24 AM
A morning.....it's a bit chilly this morning. But that ok,  just might fire up the wood burner, haven't decided yet.  I have a few things to get done today so it doesn't run on into this coming week.  Must clear my leaf lettuce and start some new seeds.  I used a shallow dish---- dumb idea but it seemed to make sense at the time lol.  Its fertilizer day so that will be done.   I'll run some laundry, and continue to fill boxes.
A few know that I lost 2 of the most influential women in a girls life.  My Mom and my Grandmother both left within bout 4 months of each other.  Needless to say this year has not been very nice.  More like a nuclear tornado. But I can go thru this domicile now and not get all girly emotional. I have my sense of humor back....sort of, it's getting better.
So I am going thru every nook and cranny of this family home and dividing with a best I can do hand of fairness.   There is a lot here.  Understandable as it has been standing since 61.  Nope, don't need any help.  I'm pretty much done with the fury cryin pukin part.
Anyway, its party planning time for the river.  This is gonna be a good one.   How we are going to pull off the first big one I don't know.... Zydeco music.....good golly we have to find good dancing all around zydeco music....  Any ideas would be appreciated cuz this little person doesn't have a friggin clue.
So that that daylights a  burning!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on January 03, 2016, 09:04:32 AM


All I know is Zydeco and Cajun Music are not the same.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 03, 2016, 09:53:07 AM

All I know is Zydeco and Cajun Music are not the same.
Yep that's about it for me to lol.  Me thinks it's gonna be a challenge lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 04, 2016, 08:24:38 AM
And we got us the first Monday of 2016.   
Got more boxes filled over the weekend.  Finished a set of boot cuffs, started a set of leg warmers.  Scullery maid stuffs done, garden stuff almost done. Yep pretty good weekend.  Himself sharpened all my knives, dang what a treat!!!!!  Sure will make life easier.
Hit the gym today. Felt good to bust that out. Now, it's return to real life and get it done.
Snow they say is coming, not much, By the end of the week rain.  It will make ya crazy if ya let if,lol
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 05, 2016, 07:59:51 AM
Back from the gym, oh my pants wee bit sore but that's what I get lol. Bright n sunny out there. Chilly on the cold side, but this is just prep for the frozen blast coming for next week.
New craft of the week is lettering glass with oil based sharpies.  I have the coffee cups down pat.  Now for glass.  I always keep 2 projects going....
Ha!  As you can see, it's a slow day.......
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on January 06, 2016, 12:54:53 AM
As you can see, it's a slow day.......

 :lol: :lol: :lol: Suuuuuuuuuure! 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 06, 2016, 06:33:47 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: Suuuuuuuuuure! 
Lol ok.........whut, lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 06, 2016, 06:57:49 AM
It's friggin cold in here. May have to make fire, yep, I'm thinking so.  Then again we are to get snapped with a polar vortex Sunday and Monday.   I am not looking forward to that.  But I kinda figured this el nin-whatever wouldn't last.
So some venison in the crock pot is the call.  Then I gotta work some today.  Our niece got married yesterday.  She didn't let it be known, and that ok.  She wants a big wedding.  I am discovering there are a lot of people that do the court house thing then have a big blow out sometime later.  Myself, I dont understand that way of thinking.   2 anniversary to deal with, all that stress of planning and spending.  Just doesn't make sense. Oh well, I'll just file that under, not my circus- not my monkeys.
Better get to it... Have a great day.    :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 07, 2016, 08:17:53 AM
Good morning peepers,  fresh out of the gym and ready for a day.  Did pretty good all in all. Cranked out some planks, Did some free weights, busted out my own version of rowing,  switched to the bike thingy instead of the tread mill.  I only like the tread mill when I do what I call face crawlers.   Whats that, well,  ya get a floor mat, ya lay it on the floor in front of the tread, you get down anchor yourself on your fore arms "plank position" put your toes on the tread and start moving your feet, maintaining that plank position.  Go to fast and your on your face. Hence face crawlers. It's only brutal until ya get the swing of it. Lol.
 Good news/ yucky news.   Great niece (3 months) was released from hospital yesterday.  She got rsv pneumonia.  Did bout a week in icu, but she is good now. Newest great grandson is having nutrion issues.   Mom and Dr have tried everything, now it's specialist time....  Then, like that not enough, my other niece will find out today her test results.  She's very pregnant and they have discovered ICP.  Today they decide if they go and have that baby or let things be.   I am still reading so I understand just what that is.  Been a up and down 2 days.
 With that, we are gonna get slapped with weather this weekend.   Rain, measureable snow, whatever that means and they don't know yet.  Oh and arctic air they say but the numbers are bouncing. Lololol, gotta be ready for whatever I guess.
Now it's on with my rest of the day....have fun with yours lol
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 08, 2016, 08:41:24 AM
It's mucky and I am about stir crazy..... :lol: Gotta go grocery shopping so we are ready for 3 seasons of weather in 3 days. Lololol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on January 08, 2016, 07:20:24 PM
It's mucky and I am about stir crazy..... :lol: Gotta go grocery shopping so we are ready for 3 seasons of weather in 3 days. Lololol

Hope your day got better MeLady.  My day started at 0300 and just ended at 1900hrs.  Now I can put my feet up and relax on the net.   :lol:   Days like this, puts a strain on an old man brain.   :blink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 09, 2016, 06:28:02 AM
Hope your day got better MeLady.  My day started at 0300 and just ended at 1900hrs.  Now I can put my feet up and relax on the net.   :lol:   Days like this, puts a strain on an old man brain.   :blink:
Up at 0630 the second time, :).  Went ok.  I forgot the tomato paste.  Grrr. Need it for slow cooked short ribs.. I'll futz around today. Do up some bread,  yak around...
Ugh I love snow but arctic snow notsamuch.
Bleck,,,,bleck black...
Lololol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 10, 2016, 12:30:42 PM
Didn't get the snow they thought.  It was iffy in my way of thinking anyway.  But it is frozen out there.  How do I know, well my mittens froze to the door knob.   
Thats not nice :thumbdown:. Is ok, just changed them out. Today and tomorrow all things arctic gear. 
Himself is watching the Minnesota game....I think some of the people live in North Pole.  Honest to Pete.....tee shirts..... Really???????
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on January 10, 2016, 12:34:53 PM
Didn't get the snow they thought.  It was iffy in my way of thinking anyway.  But it is frozen out there.  How do I know, well my mittens froze to the door knob.   
Thats not nice :thumbdown:. Is ok, just changed them out. Today and tomorrow all things arctic gear. 
Himself is watching the Minnesota game....I think some of the people live in North Pole.  Honest to Pete.....tee shirts..... Really???????

LOL  As long as it's a dry cold air. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on January 10, 2016, 12:55:39 PM
LOL  As long as it's a dry cold air.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on January 11, 2016, 12:16:47 AM
We got our first snowfall yesterday, about an inch with the same is expected today. Any year we get to January before breaking out shovels is a good year. Maybe I won't be so optimistic come April and there's seven feet of ice out there....  :wink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 11, 2016, 07:00:44 AM
LOL  As long as it's a dry cold air.
Oh yea,,,and lots of alcohol....lol.  They is nuts.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 11, 2016, 07:01:53 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I tell ya they are nucking futs!!!!!!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 11, 2016, 07:04:30 AM
We got our first snowfall yesterday, about an inch with the same is expected today. Any year we get to January before breaking out shovels is a good year. Maybe I won't be so optimistic come April and there's seven feet of ice out there....  :wink:
We've had since/snow....not much.  It has been a lovely winter.  Yesterday was one of those wake up calls just letting us know it wasn't going to last.
2 degrees and all is well. Bahahaaa
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 11, 2016, 07:07:14 AM
Single digits and they say snow this afternoon.  Woke up this morning to the death of David Bowie.   Whew, 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 20, 2016, 09:29:04 AM
Made it thru the attic gunk.  Himself got that flu gunk, he was down for a few days.  But he is better now, just sounds a tad groggy.  Probably a good thing the weather was so horrible.  He would have powered thru it. 
Ahh well.  Baked, made soup, canned up soup, knitted, played with the fur kid.  Its decent enough to go out, so I will. Just trimmed my hair myself.  Did good lol.
Other then that....working.
And with that, I'll go out, get the powder snow off my car and do a grocery run.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 21, 2016, 08:30:10 AM
It's getting warmer.  I do feel for the east coasters who are going to get dumped on the next few days.  That's going to be a mess for days.
Just put a crock pot together.  No fuss, no muss, easy peasy.  I like that.
Lost 90% of my indoor garden.  Ugh, one day all good, no problems. The next full coverage with spider webs.  I have no clue how the heck that happened and I am not real happy about it.  So I bleached and super cleaned and got rid of.   I'll figure it out.   Just another thing to make me nuts.
 Lira is outside,  I think we both need to do something in a while. Its making us both a little nuts not being able to be outside. I wonder if there is places that maintain winter above 30 on the average lol
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on January 21, 2016, 09:02:50 AM
It's getting warmer.  I do feel for the east coasters who are going to get dumped on the next few days.  That's going to be a mess for days.
Just put a crock pot together.  No fuss, no muss, easy peasy.  I like that.
Lost 90% of my indoor garden.  Ugh, one day all good, no problems. The next full coverage with spider webs.  I have no clue how the heck that happened and I am not real happy about it.  So I bleached and super cleaned and got rid of.   I'll figure it out.   Just another thing to make me nuts.
 Lira is outside,  I think we both need to do something in a while. Its making us both a little nuts not being able to be outside. I wonder if there is places that maintain winter above 30 on the average lol
 :popcorn:

We are averaging 45 to 50º over the next 10 days.  Night time low will be about 32º is all.  I can live with that.  We have had snow only 3 times this year, and it was gone in 2 to 3 days each time.    :biggrin:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Dori on January 21, 2016, 09:20:17 AM
I wonder if there is places that maintain winter above 30 on the average lol
 :popcorn:
Yes there are.  I'm on the So. Calif. coast and we average in the 50/70 range during winter.  We even get an occasional heat wave, but not the normal.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on January 21, 2016, 12:59:12 PM
We are averaging 45 to 50º over the next 10 days.  Night time low will be about 32º is all.  I can live with that.  We have had snow only 3 times this year, and it was gone in 2 to 3 days each time.    :biggrin:

We're about four days after our first snow, with a third still sprinkled on the ground. It got down to about minus-5 one night and a daily low of 10-above. Today was around 25. Things could be a whole heck of a lot worse.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 22, 2016, 06:31:27 AM
We are averaging 45 to 50º over the next 10 days.  Night time low will be about 32º is all.  I can live with that.  We have had snow only 3 times this year, and it was gone in 2 to 3 days each time.    :biggrin:
Must be nice lol.   One day we'll be in an area like that... :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 22, 2016, 06:34:34 AM
Yes there are.  I'm on the So. Calif. coast and we average in the 50/70 range during winter.  We even get an occasional heat wave, but not the normal.
I love So. Cal.  Lived down in Yuma for some time. Sure would be nice to run those roads again.  But Himself refuses to go that far west,  ah well. Lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 22, 2016, 06:39:05 AM
We're about four days after our first snow, with a third still sprinkled on the ground. It got down to about minus-5 one night and a daily low of 10-above. Today was around 25. Things could be a whole heck of a lot worse.
You two lucked out last weekend.   This weekend should be a heat wave for us.  I smell a crappy weekend coming......
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on January 22, 2016, 08:23:14 PM
You two lucked out last weekend.   This weekend should be a heat wave for us.  I smell a crappy weekend coming......

Got another light dusting yesterday, but no real accumulation. Meanwhile in Washington, D.C., traffic FROZE SOLID with one inch of snow. Drivers left their cars after waiting FIVE HOURS for help.

Un-freaking-believable.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on January 22, 2016, 08:27:53 PM
Got another light dusting yesterday, but no real accumulation. Meanwhile in Washington, D.C., traffic FROZE SOLID with one inch of snow. Drivers left their cars after waiting FIVE HOURS for help.

Un-freaking-believable.  :lol:

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one inch of snow
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Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on January 22, 2016, 08:38:22 PM
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't start thinking it's really winter until at least four inches...driving with bald tires.  :wink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on January 22, 2016, 09:00:37 PM
I don't start thinking it's really winter until at least four inches...driving with bald tires.  :wink:

Driving in the snow is not a problem.  It's the stopping.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on January 22, 2016, 09:20:10 PM
Driving in the snow is not a problem.  It's the stopping.   :lol:
:lol:  Some of my very best curb-jumping got started like that. I once totaled the front of a Dodge Colt, driving less than 10 m.p.h. in a parking lot. Slid right into a concrete base for a light-pole. Tough to change oil after that, but hey, anybody gunning a lightweight Dodge Colt on an icy parking lot deserves what he gets.   :blink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on January 23, 2016, 07:30:32 AM
Got another light dusting yesterday, but no real accumulation. Meanwhile in Washington, D.C., traffic FROZE SOLID with one inch of snow. Drivers left their cars after waiting FIVE HOURS for help.

Un-freaking-believable.  :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on January 23, 2016, 07:39:42 AM
:lol:  Some of my very best curb-jumping got started like that. I once totaled the front of a Dodge Colt, driving less than 10 m.p.h. in a parking lot. Slid right into a concrete base for a light-pole. Tough to change oil after that, but hey, anybody gunning a lightweight Dodge Colt on an icy parking lot deserves what he gets.   :blink:
LOL...I had a Dodge Cult. :biggrin:

Even though the engine and drive train may have been bullet proof, the rest of the car could be taken out by a bird at 70 MPH on the freeway.
Grill caved in, hood flew up, ripped off the hood, broke the windshield. Actually totaled the car, took my check from State Farm, sold the car to a farmer to use running an orchard.
Bought a damn beat up Ford truck.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 24, 2016, 01:15:38 PM
Lolololol, you guys are funny.  Can't say I've accidentally wrecked.  But oh so much fun pulling donuts in a large parking lots with slickers...ere umm bald tires, jeez that was fun!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on January 24, 2016, 01:52:19 PM
Its Sunday, back just in time for football lol.
I feel bad for the east coast.  We got nailed in 2011. To funny, woke up and said oh look honey, we can get out thru the back door,lol. My niece lives in PA,  she's making the best of it getting in and out thru the window. Kids loving it jumping out into snow drifts, laugh in all the way.
Hit the cabin yesterday. Have mercy, I needed a dose of just that.  Sunny, brisk, beautiful day.  Played with Lira, made a right proper fire.   Friends and their new pup came down and stayed.  Brutus is a Shepard baby.  He's trying to be a dominant young man but still riding on the short bus of puppy dumb,he has a few things to learn.  Lira put up with it until he showed the usual pupdumb.  Then she lit and Brutus hid between my friends ankles.  Kinda with that hide me Mom look,lolol.
 The river is frozen on the high side.   Its open at the creek mouth but only where the channel runs quick.  Broken chunks and shards of ice every where.  I looked for critter tracks, sometimes you can see coyote, deer tracks.  None of that, sure sign of don't go out there.   So we took up anything the ice out might, put it all on high ground.  I feel bad if our lawn jockey doesn't make it,   it will take a lot of river flooding ice to get to it but still,  I like our lil guy.   Had dinner with them at our fav place.   Very good actually.  Then back to camp, got our attic gear on and hung by the fire. 
 Didn't hear any coyote sounds, no critters of any kind were making any noise.  Beautiful ful moon, stars for ever.  A glass of red, laughin , giggling and solving the problems of the world.
I did see the red tails doing their cruise by.  2 juvie eagles tree top level going up river. 
That was cool. Himself saw an adult eagle, drats I missed it while chuck in wood in the fire.  Is ok, next time.  Once ice out comes, we will see more of that.
Ice out will come this week, rain tomorrow and temps above 35 reaching to 40. That bad boy is going to go.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on January 25, 2016, 12:31:10 AM
LOL...I had a Dodge Cult. :biggrin:

Even though the engine and drive train may have been bullet proof, the rest of the car could be taken out by a bird at 70 MPH on the freeway.
Grill caved in, hood flew up, ripped off the hood, broke the windshield. Actually totaled the car, took my check from State Farm, sold the car to a farmer to use running an orchard.
Bought a damn beat up Ford truck.

Oh, I had a deal on a matching-color front clip that was too sweet to turn down, so I drove it five more years...until the 4-on-the-floor transmission stick went loopy and I could move it around without getting it into first gear. Wasn't worth a new transmission, so I sold it for parts.

But after owning VW Beetles for years the Colt WAS a nice car. Mitsubishi built the car with a real working heater. You have no idea what a pleasant change it was, not having to scrape the INSIDE of the windshield before getting on the road.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on May 29, 2016, 09:26:20 PM
Ahh the days seem to slip by faster then egg whites on glass.
Where did the time go......
I don't really know, it's kind of like trying to figure out just how long it takes for soon to come. Hmmm.
It's officially summer.  Happy Memorial day.
 :popcorn:uh
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: supsalemgr on May 30, 2016, 04:17:22 AM
Ahh the days seem to slip by faster then egg whites on glass.
Where did the time go......
I don't really know, it's kind of like trying to figure out just how long it takes for soon to come. Hmmm.
It's officially summer.  Happy Memorial day.
 :popcorn:uh

Hope all is well. Haven't heard from you in awhile.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on May 30, 2016, 06:15:54 AM
Ahh the days seem to slip by faster then egg whites on glass.
Where did the time go......
I don't really know, it's kind of like trying to figure out just how long it takes for soon to come. Hmmm.
It's officially summer.  Happy Memorial day.
 :popcorn:uh

Good day MeLady.  Been summer for us for over a month now.  Cutting grass 3 time a week and watering ever day.  Will be in the 80's and 90+ up until the weekend then 100º's for weekend so they say.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on May 30, 2016, 06:24:24 AM
Ahh the days seem to slip by faster then egg whites on glass.
Where did the time go......
I don't really know, it's kind of like trying to figure out just how long it takes for soon to come. Hmmm.
It's officially summer.  Happy Memorial day.
 :popcorn:uh
LOL~~ Like a migrating bird looking for a lake to land on, Elfie shows up with Summer. :thumbsup:
Your wings must be tired, but with the ice thawed and fish a poppin, pull up a rock and throw a log on the fire and tell us all about winter.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on May 30, 2016, 06:46:53 AM
Hope all is well. Haven't heard from you in awhile.
Things...have been a little off the charts.  I am learning about family and greed.  I am learning I have one true family and that's my brother. Soon it will be over, well after I find a new attorney, because mine died and I wasn't informed of his inability due to his sudden illness and death until after the fact.   
It's a pretty day.    The river is flowing nicely.  The holiday parties are over.  It was crazy here.  Had a royal storm roll thru night before last.  The tent people made it ok. 
Getting ready to pull off a  Mardi gras party here at camp.  People are getting their masks ready and talking food, lol.   That's the 11th.  That evening, at a local bar, Himself and I have got to slip away and go see a blues guy by the name of Michael Charles.  He is going to play for our august party.  Hails from Australia.  So I'll go in my full Mardi gras gear.  He has some really interesting you tube videos.   My only fear is around here, it's pretty hard core country.    That and how to slip out of here.
Hear 1 set and slip back. Hmmmmm
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on May 31, 2016, 12:20:43 PM
Of a Tuesday......currently we are probably going to get a bit of a thunderstorm.  I can hear it mumbling and grumbling.  I hope  it's a good one. I could go for a good thundersmacker.
Got the lawns all mowed and weed wacked and cleaned up.  Then I looked at my car. Then I cleaned that inside and out. Sure does look pretty.  Showroom pretty. Uh huh. Then I looked at diva Princess Lira.  Yep, she got her pretty on.  Sprayer on the faucet, she came right over the edge of the tube.  Blew her dry and combed her out.  She loves it.
Now I'm looking at the house... get to do that next.   
Hope you all had a nice weekend.... today is back to it.

Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 01, 2016, 06:53:31 AM
Oh mylanta..... I just read, in my opinion, one if the stupidest things I have seen in a very long time.
" Grades don't define intelligence, age doesn't define maturity."

Double face plant for me..... :blink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on June 01, 2016, 07:16:48 AM
Oh mylanta..... I just read, in my opinion, one if the stupidest things I have seen in a very long time.
" Grades don't define intelligence, age doesn't define maturity."

Double face plant for me..... :blink:

The secret of enjoying your second childhood is to never end the first one.  :wink:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 01, 2016, 07:20:48 AM
Oh mylanta..... I just read, in my opinion, one if the stupidest things I have seen in a very long time.
" Grades don't define intelligence, age doesn't define maturity."

Double face plant for me..... :blink:

 :lol:  You should meet my brother in law.  He is a genius by test scores and the same age as me.   But he is dumber then a box or rock in everyday thing.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 05, 2016, 05:54:39 AM
:lol:  You should meet my brother in law.  He is a genius by test scores and the same age as me.   But he is dumber then a box or rock in everyday thing.
Lol, but he had the grades,,, :) and no common sense, well that happens.  :)
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 05, 2016, 06:28:52 AM
The river has yet to go down enough for us to see if the 40 to 60 ft trees complete with root system moved.  If not, and we can't get them pulled out, no dock or boat this year for us.  It's ok, just one of those things ya deal with on the river. 
Friday was nice.  Rolled in bout 6 pm.  Got all set and settled.Friends started coming in, we just hung out under the cabin.   Then Himself and I went to dinner and came back to an evening boat ride.  The same friends had just left our place, noticed we came back and promptly came back.  Stars were like diamonds in the sky.  I always watch the sky, you never know what you will see. Perfect ending to a week.
Yesterday was bottle crafting day.  Mardi Gras party next weekend.  So my friend and I are refurbish wine bottles for table centerpieces on the tables.  Last weekend spray paint, this weekend all decorated with beads, sparkly thing and the mindset to use them for the Christmas in July party.  Perfect project for a day of off n on gully washers.  Lira played with her new friend Brutus the 6 month old Shepard.  Another perfect day, crafting, lunching, laughing, giggling, even Himself was giggling with and at us lol.
After dinner, I learned a new drink.  It's called a Moscow Mule.  Now I haven't had a serious drink in many many months, but oh mylanta those bad boys are good!   The friends gathered and we hung out, music going and cutting up.
Today,  quick shower, a Lira walk, then my ladies are coming and we are headed to the auction house. A treasure trove of anything you can think of.  I missed a true Tiffany lamp for 75$ by 10 paces.  This day they put out all from the many estate sales, priced to sell up to half off. 
I do hope you had a lovely weekend and a good week.
Off n out!
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on June 05, 2016, 07:20:42 AM
 :biggrin:   Ooog!.....

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MOSCOW MULE

Main alcohol: Vodka
Ingredients: 4 oz Ginger beer, 1 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/6 oz Lime juice
Preparation: Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime slice.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice.
Drinkware: Copper mug or highball glass
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 05, 2016, 07:44:54 AM
The river has yet to go down enough for us to see if the 40 to 60 ft trees complete with root system moved.  If not, and we can't get them pulled out, no dock or boat this year for us.  It's ok, just one of those things ya deal with on the river. 
Friday was nice.  Rolled in bout 6 pm.  Got all set and settled.Friends started coming in, we just hung out under the cabin.   Then Himself and I went to dinner and came back to an evening boat ride.  The same friends had just left our place, noticed we came back and promptly came back.  Stars were like diamonds in the sky.  I always watch the sky, you never know what you will see. Perfect ending to a week.
Yesterday was bottle crafting day.  Mardi Gras party next weekend.  So my friend and I are refurbish wine bottles for table centerpieces on the tables.  Last weekend spray paint, this weekend all decorated with beads, sparkly thing and the mindset to use them for the Christmas in July party.  Perfect project for a day of off n on gully washers.  Lira played with her new friend Brutus the 6 month old Shepard.  Another perfect day, crafting, lunching, laughing, giggling, even Himself was giggling with and at us lol.
After dinner,  Now I haven't had a serious drink in many many months, but oh mylanta those bad boys are good!   The friends gathered and we hung out, music going and cutting up.
Today,  quick shower, a Lira walk, then my ladies are coming and we are headed I learned a new drink.  It's called a Moscow Mule. to the auction house. A treasure trove of anything you can think of.  I missed a true Tiffany lamp for 75$ by 10 paces.  This day they put out all from the many estate sales, priced to sell up to half off. 
I do hope you had a lovely weekend and a good week.
Off n out!
 :popcorn:

What I miss from my drinking days is a Fog Cutter.   :lol:

Ingredients
1 ½ oz light rum
½ oz brandy
½ oz gin
1 ½ oz orange juice
1 oz lime juice
1 tsp orgeat syrup
1 tsp sherry
Mix everything except the sherry in shaker with ice. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Float the sherry on top.

A Collins glass will hold about 10 to 14 US fl oz.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 05, 2016, 08:10:04 AM
:biggrin:   Ooog!.....
Good stuff Q!!!! Yummy for my tummy :thumbup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 05, 2016, 08:12:35 AM
What I miss from my drinking days is a Fog Cutter.   :lol:

Ingredients
1 ½ oz light rum
½ oz brandy
½ oz gin
1 ½ oz orange juice
1 oz lime juice
1 tsp orgeat syrup
1 tsp sherry
Mix everything except the sherry in shaker with ice. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Float the sherry on top.

A Collins glass will hold about 10 to 14 US fl oz.
A fog cutter...hmmm, looks like we have a new morning after drink lol. :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 05, 2016, 08:18:06 AM
A fog cutter...hmmm, looks like we have a new morning after drink lol. :popcorn:

Just don't drink more then 4.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on June 05, 2016, 08:46:43 AM
What I miss from my drinking days is a Fog Cutter.   :lol:

Ingredients
1 ½ oz light rum
½ oz brandy
½ oz gin
1 ½ oz orange juice
1 oz lime juice
1 tsp orgeat syrup
1 tsp sherry
Mix everything except the sherry in shaker with ice. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Float the sherry on top.

A Collins glass will hold about 10 to 14 US fl oz.
Oh God, a local bar named the Crows Nest specialized in those. Had a couple and I woke up at home.
Have no clue how I got there, though I suspect friends, because I didn't drive...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 05, 2016, 09:01:19 AM
Oh God, a local bar named the Crows Nest specialized in those. Had a couple and I woke up at home.
Have no clue how I got there, though I suspect friends, because I didn't drive...

They do sneak up on you fast.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 05, 2016, 01:58:05 PM
Then I will give those to the real drinkers lmao... :thumbup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 05, 2016, 03:11:31 PM
Then I will give those to the real drinkers lmao... :thumbup:

Only 2 no more.  Back then I had 4 and I was a real drinker then.  No I did not drive home.  My brothers girlfriend drove us home.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on June 06, 2016, 12:27:20 AM
Just don't drink more then 4.   :lol:

Try 90-degree weather and ten Tom Collins in just under four hours.

Fortunately, I was sitting.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 08, 2016, 05:23:55 AM
Try 90-degree weather and ten Tom Collins in just under four hours.

Fortunately, I was sitting.
Lol, I've done that.....lolol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 08, 2016, 05:37:55 AM
Busy busy...tweeted my back....so much for simple weed pulling, lol
But I'll plow thru getting the lawns done.  Reworking the main garden will wait :).
We cut down the purple smoke Bush.  It just flat out died.  I've read they do that. 
I have to start prepping foods for this weekend's party and finish my mask for it.  Gen liability audit today...yaay. Lease inspection yesterday, I would hit the dealership today but rain is coming, maybe tomorrow.
Hey, who blogs ?  I'm thinking that might be something to consider.  Looking for pros and cons.....
Oh well...best get to it.... Lots to do.. :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 10, 2016, 06:23:10 AM
Ofa Friday...
Pulled muscle is much better.  Its going to be hot and humid today.  Marci Gras camp party tomorrow.  Almost ready, just have to get fake flowers for some bottles I decorated up.  I quick coat of clear sealer when I get to the river.  Ah ha!, I will keep 1 bottle for I discovered a solar light will fit in it thus turning it into a table lamp for the darkness.
Meanwhile I am getting pics of a water line break.  It just so happens to be in the right half of my cabin drive.   They are fixing it as I type.  Tents going up today, my gal pal and I will decorate said tent before it gets obnoxiously hot.  The people should start to come bout 4:30. Then it's on! Plus the Michael Charles blues hall of fame to go see before he shuts down at 11 pm. I got no clue how I am gonna pull that off lol.
So have a great weekend.   Hmmmmm, wonder if I'll have a right side drive or if getting out of the truck will be a leap, hmmmmm
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on June 11, 2016, 02:47:32 AM
Busy busy...tweeted my back....so much for simple weed pulling, lol
But I'll plow thru getting the lawns done.  Reworking the main garden will wait :).
We cut down the purple smoke Bush.  It just flat out died.  I've read they do that. 
I have to start prepping foods for this weekend's party and finish my mask for it.  Gen liability audit today...yaay. Lease inspection yesterday, I would hit the dealership today but rain is coming, maybe tomorrow.
Hey, who blogs ?  I'm thinking that might be something to consider.  Looking for pros and cons.....
Oh well...best get to it.... Lots to do.. :popcorn:

Sympathies on the pulled muscle. I was in the ER yesterday after tearing my bicep muscle. Lovely bruises on my arm, and a reverse-Popeye look with the bicep now two times larger. (I'd have said three but then a spinach reference is required).

For blogging, you'll need to master the uploading and maintenance software for whichever company you choose. Tweaking ANY template becomes difficult without some serious experimenting. Blogger is fairly easy but also fairly bland in looks. Many other outfits are also out there.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 11, 2016, 05:27:26 AM
Sympathies on the pulled muscle. I was in the ER yesterday after tearing my bicep muscle. Lovely bruises on my arm, and a reverse-Popeye look with the bicep now two times larger. (I'd have said three but then a spinach reference is required).

For blogging, you'll need to master the uploading and maintenance software for whichever company you choose. Tweaking ANY template becomes difficult without some serious experimenting. Blogger is fairly easy but also fairly bland in looks. Many other outfits are also out there.
My goodness,  I hope it gets better quickly.  I just bent over to pull a weed and then the Bush tree thing. How did you do that? 
Thanks for the advice on the blog thing.  I am seriously thinking it might be an avenue to consider.  I am looking at Blogger and also WordPress.   Those to seem to be the best for the misinformed beginner. :)
 And with that,  it's time to get up and moving. It's going to be one of those days.   I had to light a fire under a few last night to get the tent up, if I have to drive to get table covers,,, it's not gonna be pretty, then me ND my gal pal will be slamming up decorations before the storms come....  ugh, I so did not want to wear the RBF today....
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 13, 2016, 08:34:35 AM
We got to the river early.  Needed to check out that water issue.  It wasn't as bad as I thought.  Slightly soft due to all the water. But, walkable.  Had dinner after I had to get snarky.  They didn't put the tent up,  I had helpers coming up to me asking.  So I snarled.  Nicely, of course.  Good grief,  decorating a 40 x 60, then the food tent, then all the tables in a heat advisory day would have been no fun for any of us...  It got done.  Then dinner with friends whom are having some serious issues, awkward didn't cover it, lol.
Up at stupid o'clock and we busted our backs with getting everything done.  Finished all things bout noon thirty.  Looked good.  Evil hot with a breeze so I had to run back and forth rehooking, retieing,  keeping the lil ones from snagging up the table decs lmao. We gave them all kinds to play with, they had a good time.  To the trailer for a bunch of stuff for serving.  Run sweat run Lololol.  Shower, get dressed, back check electrical outlets for crock pots, ice blow up holders had to be filled, I run up to feed Lira, check phone,,,awww carp.   
Zoomed to river edge where our neighbor was fishing out a seriously drunk city it female. 
She decided to jump canoe and swim up current, something about her sister.  I got one friend at the top of the dock walk trying to get her to listen, another friend on her dock trying to get this drunk city it out of the water and me ready to beeline the bank should she fall,  then I look right,  and SMH.  Here's a guy holding on to 3 tied off canoes.  He wasn't in good shape either.  Found out where he canoes from, offered up water and convinced him to stay put until I got to the landing to find out the whats what....   
I get back, let him know his party was going to be transported to the other place, here comes our landing super with rope.  Guy couldn't tie a knot he was so trashed.  Here comes the short bus , which to me was fitting.  Come to discover female drunk in city it thought her sister was dead, because the other canoe rental party fished a guy out of the water after he jumped off a rock and didn't come up.  He was blue, they saved his life...
I just bout had it with stupid but canoes got handled, drunk cityits, got handled.  Hey ho time for party face, the people are coming in. 
Excellent foods. Crawfish boils, gumbos, jumbulia, dirty rices, to to much. Cajun music, laughing sweating more laughing.  Big fun!
It broke up due to to much time for all of us in the heat.  Worked out good, as the blues guy was playing and we could catch the last set.
Glad we did.  This guy is good!!!!  Really good.
That closed the night.
Yesterday finish tearing the party down.   After that....none of us wanted to do a thing. Many compliments, lots of please do this again next year.... Good gracious it was a good one.
With that, I must go grocery shopping and. Get my work done.
Chalk this one to one seriously scrappy weekend...
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 19, 2016, 05:35:31 AM
Shhhh, it's a very quiet weekend. Hot humid but quiet.
Even princess diva Lira has chosen to spend her time in the ac lol. Smart dog.
I decided it's time to gather, so I checked the black raspberry patch here aND they should pop next week. Then I went to a local u pick Farm around here.  Good thing I did, they have 1 tart cherry tree left.  It's really to bad I had a skirt on, I would have climbed that bad boy
  But I managed 2 lbs of cherries and that will be enough for a round of jam.  I got 1 lb of blueberries, to which I will freeze up, then go back next weekend and add to it.  It was nice being out amount the orchards all by myself.  It's nice just to be out hearing nothing but what's around.  The horses across the way we're having conversations,  birds singing, the rustle of unknown critters in the bush line.  Peaceful it was. Lol, when I got in, the nice woman told me they had checked on me to make sure I was ok.  I told her no worries here, that I was rather used to being it in it.
Talked of putting things up and all that.  She just learned 3 years ago.  I smiled.   
Back to the cabin where the river had a bit of action this week.  It rose 7', then dropped like a rock.  There is a rather huge tree limb sticking out by the sandbar.  It's a fat one.  It will be interesting to see if the 2 blocking us are gone.  I hope so. 
Happy cityits were baking nicely as they canoed by.  One group of men were , oh, drunk or proud, but mostly not impressive.   Lol, I heard a yell of , so ya think I'might a girl!!! I look and there was this grey hair guy resembling Santa Claus in stance,  trunks dropped to his knees arms fully stretched to the sky. Good golly, talk about having the eyeballs burned. 
Just another story in the continuing chapter of tales from the bank side.
Today is Father's Day.  Lira and I got Himself a cherry pie.   Lolol, sounds stupid I know, but he loves cherry pie.  I am going to go to my favorite store, then come back.  He will have a do as you please kind of day with exactly as he pleases.  It's all about him!
And with that, I will have another cup of coffee, walk the diva Princess and continue to continue.
:)
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 20, 2016, 07:40:36 AM
Break time.  Been out since bout 7.  Put in the new walk liners in the main garden.  Little less then 29'.  Supposed to get some storms, so I'll run the tiller flatten it out then let the rain settle it.  That will work,  I have time for planting,  but this year, root and cold crop.  Yea,  I have the little gardens full of tomatoes n onions n green beans and cuss.  Lots of time for broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, n peas.
Breaks over,,
What cha doing today......
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 21, 2016, 10:27:05 AM
Finished planting a bit ago.  Its all in.  Yesterday and today I got in broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, peas, radish, jalapenos, sweet bell peppers , lettuce and plopped marigolds in for the skeeters.  Yanked weeds in the other beds and dealt with training cuss to climb,  discovered cut worm sign in my green beans.  Slapped some basil and parsley in.  Now I can rest, well sort of.
Big storms are coming.  They don't sound like fun at all.  But maybe I can get some good storm shots.
Well off to the store.  Dang ran out of coffee lmao.
Have a good day...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 21, 2016, 11:20:55 AM
Finished planting a bit ago.  Its all in.  Yesterday and today I got in broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, peas, radish, jalapenos, sweet bell peppers , lettuce and plopped marigolds in for the skeeters.  Yanked weeds in the other beds and dealt with training cuss to climb,  discovered cut worm sign in my green beans.  Slapped some basil and parsley in.  Now I can rest, well sort of.
Big storms are coming.  They don't sound like fun at all.  But maybe I can get some good storm shots.
Well off to the store.  Dang ran out of coffee lmao.
Have a good day...


My boy that just got his first house, he used 5 gal. buckets for his garden for years.  Having room for a garden was a top priory for picking out a hours.   Now that he has his own place he has put in 6 large raised beds.  He is now putting in a watering system for the lawn and raised beds. The raised beds have been in for two months now.  So he is putting in a system that he can control by phone or timer, as living on the West side of the state they get a lot of rainey days.   
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 22, 2016, 03:58:57 PM

My boy that just got his first house, he used 5 gal. buckets for his garden for years.  Having room for a garden was a top priory for picking out a hours.   Now that he has his own place he has put in 6 large raised beds.  He is now putting in a watering system for the lawn and raised beds. The raised beds have been in for two months now.  So he is putting in a system that he can control by phone or timer, as living on the West side of the state they get a lot of rainey days.
That's cool!!! I need that
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 23, 2016, 04:32:08 AM
Got a bit dicey last night around here.
The domicile lucked out and landed between the monster storms.  The cabin was smack dab in the middle of some pretty hefty supercell that spawned tornados a town away in 1 direction and nasty hail in another.  But it's good.Now river watch starts.  Sure hope it stays in the bank.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 23, 2016, 07:44:37 PM
So far the river is good.   I don't think it will go over its banks.  Might get close.   
I got rid of the prius today.  Lease was over.  No more of that noise.  The car was a great runner but it's not the car for me.   So I got a 2015 camry le.  Rides a whole heck of a lot better. Quieter, more room and it has a real trunk.  Road noise is almost not there. 
 Good music sound to. For me it's a much,better choice.   
That was my,day....
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 23, 2016, 08:02:15 PM
So far the river is good.   I don't think it will go over its banks.  Might get close.   
I got rid of the prius today.  Lease was over.  No more of that noise.  The car was a great runner but it's not the car for me.   So I got a 2015 camry le.  Rides a whole heck of a lot better. Quieter, more room and it has a real trunk.  Road noise is almost not there. 
 Good music sound to. For me it's a much,better choice.   
That was my,day....
 :popcorn:

So you don't like the dually trucks now?
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 24, 2016, 04:25:47 AM
So you don't like the dually trucks now?
Oh goodness, we like our duallys.  Those won't go away.   The cam is for me.  Its way easier to navigate in big city then the dually.    :)
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 26, 2016, 07:05:05 AM
Of a Sunday. Skies are clearing from their clouds of rain.. still a mix of grey to white blocking blue, but none the less, they are clearing.   Squirrel on the feeder, hummers coming in and out .  Bout 6 geese were here cleaning up the dropped seed from the bird feeders. Typical morning.  Might take a bath in bug spray n go fetch some black raspberry. I don't know yet.  They are just starting to come in, next weekend might be better. 
I have to do more wine bottles up for Christmas in July.  I spray paint them then glue some decorations of the sparkly variety, then , hit em with clear coat.  Slap some flowers in the top and a centerpiece is born.  Now the beauty part is I discovered those cheap solar lights at Walmart,  well they fit perfectly into the top.  Hence an outdoor table light.   Just enough light to use but not enough to attract bugs. 
Call of the day, 50/50 rain, with a 100% chance of step n sweat.
Fun stuff lol.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 26, 2016, 08:20:14 AM
Of a Sunday. Skies are clearing from their clouds of rain.. still a mix of grey to white blocking blue, but none the less, they are clearing.   Squirrel on the feeder, hummers coming in and out .  Bout 6 geese were here cleaning up the dropped seed from the bird feeders. Typical morning.  Might take a bath in bug spray n go fetch some black raspberry. I don't know yet.  They are just starting to come in, next weekend might be better. 
I have to do more wine bottles up for Christmas in July.  I spray paint them then glue some decorations of the sparkly variety, then , hit em with clear coat.  Slap some flowers in the top and a centerpiece is born.  Now the beauty part is I discovered those cheap solar lights at Walmart,  well they fit perfectly into the top.  Hence an outdoor table light.   Just enough light to use but not enough to attract bugs. 
Call of the day, 50/50 rain, with a 100% chance of step n sweat.
Fun stuff lol.
 :popcorn:

I see your having a R/C/Weekend.  :lol: 

We just got over 2 days of 20 to 30 mph winds yesterday was only 81º but it is coming up.  Monday through Friday it calling for 100º then dropping off to the mid high 90º. 

We have dropped down form 30lbs of bird feed a month from this winter to just under 10lbs a month.   Seeing more yellow Wild Canaries and wild Bunny Rabbits this year.  There more Bunny Rabbits then Jack Rabbits coming around this year.  They do like the green grass.   :lol:

They say "if the corn growing in the fields is knee high by the 4th of July, the farmers are going to have a good year."   Most of the corn around me is now 5' tall and rising.  The second cutting of Alafia is being done for those that cut it 4 times a year.  Looks lake there well be a more two crop fields this year then last year. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on June 27, 2016, 07:05:59 AM
I see your having a R/C/Weekend.  :lol: 

We just got over 2 days of 20 to 30 mph winds yesterday was only 81º but it is coming up.  Monday through Friday it calling for 100º then dropping off to the mid high 90º. 

We have dropped down form 30lbs of bird feed a month from this winter to just under 10lbs a month.   Seeing more yellow Wild Canaries and wild Bunny Rabbits this year.  There more Bunny Rabbits then Jack Rabbits coming around this year.  They do like the green grass.   :lol:

They say "if the corn growing in the fields is knee high by the 4th of July, the farmers are going to have a good year."   Most of the corn around me is now 5' tall and rising.  The second cutting of Alafia is being done for those that cut it 4 times a year.  Looks lake there well be a more two crop fields this year then last year.
Yes, it was a do nothing kind of weekend.  We are doing well with the feed ourselves.  I think the babies are all out of the nests now so it should be normal.  Hummers are hitting like crazy but the Orioles have slowed.  We do everything we can to keep the gold finches, they eat skeeters lol.
I ended up pitting 5 1/2 cups of tart cherries,  then went out and got the first round of black raspberries.  I will have to go out early next Saturday before the campers come.  It won't be a problem collecting mass quantity.
A/c will go off tomorrow. No more 90 degree step n sweat to deal with...
Well must go check the gardens , do some watering, run an errand, mow and get some work done...
Busy week, busy busy week.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 04, 2016, 08:09:24 AM
Happy 4th!   I am sitting here, with my coffex. Pretty much just looking at it.
Had a nice weekend.  I can't say it was quiet lol.  Been listening to all varieties of fireworks for 2 days.  We hitched a ride with friends Saturday and watched the fireworks at skydive.  Started with divers in glowing gear Falling from the sky with plumes of white.  Ended with a royal show for a long while all to the music of Pink Floyd from the pontoon.  Afterwards, we all came here, made fire and hung out. Yesterday was usual day.  On the chilly side for sure.  Lira and I had to weave thru the many tents of camping canoers.   I was told there was 200 of them. 200 canoes, 2 people per canoe, that's about 400 people camping.  We don't leave with that many. Last night , well all day yesterday I experienced my first static issue.  Why, who knows, but it wasn't fun. I slow cooked ribs in the crock because Himself wanted to do as little as possible. No big deal, he needs a break. Seemed a good idea. Until I tried to pick the small crock up.
Never have I felt such you're going to throw up pain in my whole life.  Mid back down my right leg wth is this spastic nonrelenting grip of your going down pain.
Ugh, he helped me move. He helped me because I couldn't.  I must admit, I took a Norco.   Ice n,heat, it took a few hours.  The fireworks were going off, me n Lira stayed up here.  I fell asleep but woke up when he came in, bout I don't know.  But I could stand up . Without assistance. This morning I woke up with massive headache, stomach jacked big.  Then proceeded to heave my guts.  Guess who isn't eating another norco. Ever.
Think I'll get a move on.  Slowly but surely...
Have a nice 4th. 
So it goes another banner weekend. Lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: quiller on July 04, 2016, 09:08:30 AM
Heal fast, milady. I've crawled on hands and knees from lower back pain, myself. At the end, it's neither fun nor dignified, and as we both know, dignified is....ah....well, at any rate, heal soon!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 04, 2016, 01:32:37 PM
Heal fast, milady. I've crawled on hands and knees from lower back pain, myself. At the end, it's neither fun nor dignified, and as we both know, dignified is....ah....well, at any rate, heal soon!
Yea buddy I hear that.  We are home now.  Definetly not having a good day..but its gettin better.  I may look like a gorilla walking but I can do it. Throw in 4 of the common side effects of norco, dam I offically hate that stuff.  But I talked to my bud, a surgical nurse and she let me know for my size, that carp should be out of my system sometime in the night. 
Tomorrow will be better...  Thats my story n I'm stick in to it. :sleep:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on July 04, 2016, 01:46:25 PM
Yea buddy I hear that.  We are home now.  Definetly not having a good day..but its gettin better.  I may look like a gorilla walking but I can do it. Throw in 4 of the common side effects of norco, dam I offically hate that stuff.  But I talked to my bud, a surgical nurse and she let me know for my size, that carp should be out of my system sometime in the night. 
Tomorrow will be better...  Thats my story n I'm stick in to it. :sleep:


Sooooo Melady, is mother nature tell you also to slow down some?   I did a BBQ for 300 people on June 24 and I was on my feet for 15 hours on a concrete floor.  Next time I will take some time to sit down.  LOL 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 04, 2016, 07:51:57 PM

Sooooo Melady, is mother nature tell you also to slow down some?   I did a BBQ for 300 people on June 24 and I was on my feet for 15 hours on a concrete floor.  Next time I will take some time to sit down.  LOL
Yea probably lol. But I'll slow down when I can stop thinking of stuff I gotta do. Lololol.
Good thing I don't have to mow....  I would be crazy.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on July 04, 2016, 08:15:07 PM
Yea probably lol. But I'll slow down when I can stop thinking of stuff I gotta do. Lololol.
Good thing I don't have to mow....  I would be crazy.

I am mowing ever third day yet.  It takes about 2 hrs. on a John Deere lawn tractor with a 48 cut.  Watering the yard and flowers in all areas  for 1 hr. each everyday.  My water pressure is running at 60 psi when watering.  That's great for a 500' well.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 06, 2016, 10:24:47 AM
I am mowing ever third day yet.  It takes about 2 hrs. on a John Deere lawn tractor with a 48 cut.  Watering the yard and flowers in all areas  for 1 hr. each everyday.  My water pressure is running at 60 psi when watering.  That's great for a 500' well.
I haven't had to water much... The rains have made mowing fun.  Got blasted last night starting about 3 am... Its gone for the moment but they say tonight thru Thursday night we are going to get more...  Good for the little gardens.... I should be weeding but, I have the wee one.  Made her a tent in the living room and she crawled right in and fell asleep...
ay so goes the day,,,,  :smile:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 16, 2016, 05:01:47 AM
All quiet here.  Fog has blanketed the area.  Birds are singing and doing their thing.  I hope to get out and see if there are any good pics to take while walking Lira.
It's also that weekend here at the river.  Christmas in July.  Last night we put up the 40 x 60' tent.  Got the tent on the flatbed we use for the band.  Umm, then it rained. Lol. No,rain today though.  After I walk my diva Princess, it will be time to seriously decorate for the party.  We are going to have a good crowd, the Temps will be perfect.  Won't be suprised if we go over 150.
Guess I better get to it... I need to run to town n see about a few additions to my Christmas costume. Oh n get some dog foods. Lol
Title: Hi there....
Post by: Solar on July 19, 2017, 11:51:17 AM
What's new? :popcorn:
Damn, you're alive? :thumbsup:
Wondered if we were ever going to hear from you again.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on July 19, 2017, 11:52:06 AM
What's new? :popcorn:

This is Supersalesmgnr post, it didn't transpose like I expected.

Good to hear from you. It has been awhile. Nothing really new here as we continue to disarm liberals.
Title: Re: Hi there....
Post by: Elfie on July 19, 2017, 12:14:08 PM
Damn, you're alive? :thumbsup:
Wondered if we were ever going to hear from you again.

Lol, yep still vertical!  Although exhausted. Sometimes I just have to do what I have to do.  I did, and Now, I is back! Lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 19, 2017, 12:17:09 PM
This is Supersalesmgnr post, it didn't transpose like I expected.

Good to hear from you. It has been awhile. Nothing really new here as we continue to disarm liberals.
Nice to be back Supersalesmgnr.  Glad to hear you guys have been keeping up with it all. I have thought about this place a lot.
Title: Re: Hi there....
Post by: walkstall on July 19, 2017, 02:39:30 PM
Lol, yep still vertical!  Although exhausted. Sometimes I just have to do what I have to do.  I did, and Now, I is back! Lol

It's nice to have some breathing room.    How is Eyes doing down South.  He has not been in also for some time.   Hope you have a R/C/Weekend coming up at the river.   
Title: Re: Hi there....
Post by: Elfie on July 19, 2017, 08:08:39 PM
It's nice to have some breathing room.    How is Eyes doing down South.  He has not been in also for some time.   Hope you have a R/C/Weekend coming up at the river.
Eyes s good, thank you for asking. Works a awful lot and is happy sourcing up his house and yard.
We will head down to the river Friday.....well kinda depends, no scribble that. We will go down.  River is very high from the storms.  Just had a royal one go thru and the morning will bring more ain.  Might have to pull the camper.  I sure hope not... Depends on the rains coming. Should be ok.  In any case, I'll bring my crafts.  I do that now, crafting. Its in and keeps me out of trouble. Lololol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 20, 2017, 05:40:04 AM
A morning.  In about a half hour off to mil house.  I make her breakfast in the morning because my So I got a new job.  She has Alzheimer's and well we just have to. River watch still going on.  Bleck. Not happy, but with the rains from last night thru Saturday.  Gotta watch. Its making me nuts lol.
Green beans to put up today.  But one good thing, the thing I felt on my head isn't a tick, probably a scratch from when I cut down the dead little trees. And, ah ha! Princess Diva dog didn't get skunked this morning.  Not a bad start of the day....
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 20, 2017, 12:04:16 PM
Unreal,,, OJ got paroled....  :blink: :confused:
Bleck
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 21, 2017, 05:26:11 PM
Lord love a duck it's horrid outside at the river.  Just pulled the camper up and out.  Storms are coming and the river is high and screaming.
It's going to be a fun night.  Massive storms for northern Illinois.   Got the a.c. set to meat locker just in case we lose power, neighbors are gonna bang on the door if we need to help pull their camper in the night.  Then fingers crossed it doesn't go bug nuts, cuz we gotta pull our other  neighbors to.
Anything can happen lol. I could wake up and be an island...... or......not.
Gotta charge the devices...
So whatcha doing in your world. 
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on July 21, 2017, 08:00:04 PM
Lord love a duck it's horrid outside at the river.  Just pulled the camper up and out.  Storms are coming and the river is high and screaming.
It's going to be a fun night.  Massive storms for northern Illinois.   Got the a.c. set to meat locker just in case we lose power, neighbors are gonna bang on the door if we need to help pull their camper in the night.  Then fingers crossed it doesn't go bug nuts, cuz we gotta pull our other  neighbors to.
Anything can happen lol. I could wake up and be an island...... or......not.
Gotta charge the devices...
So whatcha doing in your world. 
 :popcorn:


Nice 86º day but have some 100+ day coming up.  Had a day calling 115º but that will not happen now.   

They pump the septic tank today.  First unit had 700+ lbs. of tree roots in it, unit 2 had 500+ lbs of roots and unit 3 there was no problem.  All the tree roots come into the yard as that is the only place there water 9 months out of the year.  They say it has not been pump out on over 20 years. 

I call my neighbor to see who would do it this far out.  He said do not call anyone that the boys would be over with a pumper and clean it out in the afternoon.  They open the first 2 units up and all they could see is roots.  They got the backhoe and some cable from the shop and had it cleaned out in no time at all, and pump both tanks dry.  They put a  commercial in both to stop roots from growing in them again and eat what was left.  Not bad for a half rack of beer. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 21, 2017, 09:13:34 PM

Nice 86º day but have some 100+ day coming up.  Had a day calling 115º but that will not happen now.   

They pump the septic tank today.  First unit had 700+ lbs. of tree roots in it, unit 2 had 500+ lbs of roots and unit 3 there was no problem.  All the tree roots come into the yard as that is the only place there water 9 months out of the year.  They say it has not been pump out on over 20 years. 

I call my neighbor to see who would do it this far out.  He said do not call anyone that the boys would be over with a pumper and clean it out in the afternoon.  They open the first 2 units up and all they could see is roots.  They got the backhoe and some cable from the shop and had it cleaned out in no time at all, and pump both tanks dry.  They put a  commercial in both to stop roots from growing in them again and eat what was left.  Not bad for a half rack of beer.
Very nice!  You lucked out.  We had ours done last year at the river.  Put all new everything. Pretty much had to since it had been in for over 40 years.
I have an incredible light show going on and massive amounts of rain.  Its going to e interesting waking up in the morning. Low road is flooded completely all the way to the landing. River is fluxing down.  Not by much.   Pulled the camper and I think Himself was glad.  Key words like flooded low road, mud and of course.... :cursing: I will lose it if that camper gets trashed...helped....
Well, with that I should take his phone to him... It could he work.  We are getting nailed but good... Might be an island tomorrow... Rolling the dice.....
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 23, 2017, 06:10:06 AM
Can successfully say we are not an island! According to NOAA predictions so far, we won't be an island.  This is good. The storms beat us up night before last.  Big huge thunder smackers came in 3 waves.2 before midnight and one about 330 am.  Had about 2" of rainfall where we sit the camper and the road was totally flooded into the green from our drive about 3/4 down.  The river jumped about 3.5' over night, coming into low spots and making itself known that Saturday was going to be seriously dicey. Me on the tablet posting predictions from NOAA, people starting to things ready.  Moving things, securing heavy items with rope, chains whatever.   Watching the river for debris and screams of one word... Incoming began.  Massive deadfall trees flying down a swift racing river, some live, some half. All sizes parts pieces whole 30 to 40'. Some maybe 4 to 10'.  Barely missing pontoons and docks. That was craziness. People running to their docks shoving with long wood these floating debris off and away. I took Lira for her walk and checked out the creek, our landing.  Slowly it rose.  Get her back in and out I went. Helped a guy by himself connect to his pop up, He couldn't tell distance, so I told him I would back it he could direct it and we would get it done. We did. Helped best I could to move stuff with one neighbor. She was by herself her people hadn't come yet from 2 hrs away. Water in the green was knee deep, but we got it. Best we could. Our friend comes up yelling for me to get Himself he needed help. Loaded with stuff to help I told him he was up go get him. At the time I was knee deep in water getting stuff to higher ground in the green water lol.  Time later, I head to his place where our pontoon was docked. Oh chit! A massive tree hit the dock busted the plank connect on one side. He, Himself and I had to pull plank, dock and pontoon to the bank and secure it.  By this time, don't ask me how much time, we were all in go mode lol. The whole camp looked like little ants watching for incoming, taking campers up and out. Its inching slowly, which is good, very good. Creek was rising, all of us were getting crinky about that.  Its the only way in and out.  Still good, we had bout 9" before out wasn't an option, lol. Check NOAA. Didn't look good, I could smell island time. But hey if the power held, no big deal.  Got Lira's life jacket out in case I had to float her , she swims with her front legs only. What can I say, she's a bit different. But that was ready. This went on all day long.  Now e wait for the creek to blow.  The river backs the creek from flowing. When the river goes down enough all that back up blows, kinda like a double whammy of sorts. Roll the dice, we never know how that ends up until it goes.
 One dock with a pontoon remains out there.  The guy refused.   
Besides the foliage flying down, somebody John boat connected to a tree went by, so also did what appeared to be a dock, we think.  But the fun part of it all was seeing the water birds.  Had a beautiful crane who hung out for the longest time at our bank. Baby wood ducks , n of course geese.  That was good.  Poor things needed a break.
Today, predictions have changed, for the better.   Lets see if that holds. Road n green still flooded, river still racing and on land.
With that, I am going to take my pup for a walk.....
I wonder whats going to come down River today,  :popcorn:  its definitely a flushing event.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on July 23, 2017, 06:53:13 AM
So this is not one of your better weekends at the river. 

Sounds like mother nature is having it way.  Hope the power stays on MeLady.  Sounds like you and himself will have a full day.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 23, 2017, 05:28:44 PM
So this is not one of your better weekends at the river. 

Sounds like mother nature is having it way.  Hope the power stays on MeLady.  Sounds like you and himself will have a full day.
That's an understatement.  Himself is bringing the generator home tomorrow.
As luck would have it,  Home got hitch slapped massive fugly storm.  So as it stands, I have no landline, no power. 2 houses to my left the pole snapped in half. The house next to it, had a 60' tree get uprooted.  :popcorn:
Solar lights for this evening and go fetch dinner. But! Ah ha! No current burns anywhere and a squad of WW2. Fighter jets did a my over, that was awesome!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 24, 2017, 04:53:08 AM
People get so excited when there no power.  I don't understand.  Ya got solar lights, use em inside. Gas still works.
Oh well,,, it's those silly things like campfire coffee pots, non electric kitchen tools.  Keep em, use em. Oh and coffee carafe to.
Well off to start my at...conserving power til the generator gets here. :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 25, 2017, 08:08:41 AM
Power, phone lines came back on about730 last night.  The clean up crews have been up the block with end loaders filling up trucks with debris. I am impressed with the electrical crews, they came from far and wide. As far as New Hampshire, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, on my block alone.   
So business as usual today, gardens to deal with, lawns to deal with, sculkery stuff and work.
Have an awesome day!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 26, 2017, 10:55:12 AM
Usual kinda day. Looking at more storms tonight into tomorrow morning.  I got the sound of chain saws going on.  Phone line trucks going thru now. So back to it.  Gotta get these green beans ready for canning, dill ready for drying, secure house insurance and get the other stuff done...
Have a perfect day.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 29, 2017, 06:29:50 AM
Got in last night.  The river is down about 4'. Very nice.
Started pulling stuff down to ground level. Out to dinner at our fav lil place nestled in the fields. Just us, it was nice.
I just hung around up here.  Started  a knitting project,  I also brought an embroidery piece I would like to finish.
It will be a quiet weekend.  Grocery run, finish putting it all back to normal,  he will figure out why the electric lift on the camper won't work with a full battery, Lira and I will do what we do.....and depending on how I feel depends on which needle I pick up lol.
Have a great day!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on July 29, 2017, 07:24:00 AM
Elf, just a tip. We have thousands of readers, and not one of them, aside from Walks, has a clue what you're talking about.
It's for this reason I seldom read what you write because only a neighbor would understand the relevance.

Maybe if you posted some pics, people could at least have some semblance towards disseminating your posts?
Not just close up shots of creekside, you need to post pics for comparative analysis, high and low water.


I say this for everyone that writes here. You all need to be aware that not everyone knows your world.
Always assume, that you're writing to a new audience every time you post.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 29, 2017, 02:46:36 PM
Ok, will figure it out....
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on July 29, 2017, 08:27:39 PM
Elfie Stats
Female, 60, some call me granny. Married, 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. 1 dog, 1 husband.
We reside in Illinois, otherwise lovingly referred to by me as Illinazi. Got a house S.W. of Chicago. Got a cabin west of that on the lower Fox River. Got a camper to. Use that as the guest house.  I am employeed by me,  have been for over 35 years.
In my spare time I garden and go woods stomping collecting edibles, I knit, crochet,  embroider, I also do a multitude of other crafts. I put up everything from fruits, to veggies.  He hunts, mostly deer. I also bake from scratch. Hair color , its going grey and I am really glad I did it.
Wanna know anything else.... ask. :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 01, 2017, 06:11:29 AM
Gardens are starting to come in.  If I can get to it today. I'll yank the done green beans , prep that section for a cold loving veg.  Mow between rain or just do it tomorrow. After breakfast with Himself's Mom I'll be snapping beans.  Gonna do corn this weekend at the river. Why not, I am pretty tired of crafting. Well not tired of, just need a change.
Gotta get some work done to.  I am tired of looking at my area, it needs a spruce up, been a few years with the same look.
So have a great day.  Me, I am going to cringe at the thought of that workplace implanting their employees. Ewwww
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 05, 2017, 05:47:10 AM
This day I wake up at home.   No river this weekend.  I have to get caught up around here.Himself is a bit under the weather, so we are home.  So I'll be in the gardens, I have to stake the tomatoe cages so they stand up.  Yank the spent green beans , plant something in that spot that likes fall.  Tomorrow there a reenactment of all things done circa 1700's.  I may go see that. I also have to put up the last of the green beans and learn corn.  So much to do.  The list is full, its one of those weekends where it's a dice roll on if you can actually get it all done Lolol.
I hope your weekend is fun!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 06, 2017, 05:21:53 AM
Skies are that lovely shade of it's going to rain.  In a bit I'll go out and plant some seeds in the green bean space.   I can say I got most of those aggrevaiting things down.  You know the ones, the oh I really should  do that but.... don't.  They remind me of little no seeums, always buzzin just close enough, ya can't get em until you make an effort. Lol.
Ours neighbors had a rather large party last night.  The back yard was outfitted with a tent that covered half the yard and a bounce house. Everyone showed in their best. The little ones dress shirts and slacks, dresses and dress shoes. Cute as buttons they were. Spanish music, the smell of bbq, laughing, kids screaming with all the fun.   Hide n seek was the game.  Thru me until I figured it out. I got a bit stealthy when I saw a body run to the side of my house, Lolol. No I didn't tell and wasn't seen either.  Quietly giggling as this kid was trying not to be caught, lol.  Although everything in me wanted to sneak up from behind n say , tag you're it, I didn't. Lol.  I went to sleep bout midnight with the music blaring.  The adults decided to do karaoke at bout 1:30 am.  Yikes,  sounded atrocious lol. Pack of cats stuck in a thunderstorm Lolol. But they were having a lot of fun. To bad I don't understand Spanish, might have appreciated it more.   
Our pontoon had a nice time last night.  It took some people to watch fireworks on the river.  And Thats ok.
Well, guess I'l go out back and do some things.  Its quiet now, with the rainy looking clouds over head, the birds out doing what they do, a hot cuppa. My seed packs.   Sounds like a good way to start a day.
Have a perfect God's day, its one of my favorites.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on August 11, 2017, 09:15:39 PM
I see Eyes was in last night.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 12, 2017, 07:05:28 AM
I see Eyes was in last night.   :thumbsup:
Great!! I'm glad he got in. :)
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 12, 2017, 07:15:30 AM
Good morning,,,, I didn't win the lottery  :lol:
It's a beauty of a morning on the river.  We have our granddaughter and some of her crew here, they are going to float the river.  True city girls lol. 1 thought it was creepy lolol.  I guess in the night it might appear so.  But the coyotes weren't singing. 
So I am waiting to see of they or part of want to go get silly things like water shoes, a cooler to keep their drinks and food good while on the river... small things like that, lol. 
I'll be back later...lolol, thus should be funny!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 25, 2017, 09:08:44 AM
Happy Friday in my land. Busier then a cat covering crap these days.  But the yard are mowed, trimmed up and the neighbors bushes on my driveway side are shaved rather nicely.  Been canning up the garden.  He wants to go to the cabin.  I must can. Ha! He just came thru and I have the pressure canned, water bath pot, salsa making pot, 3 cases of jars, my salt, fresh picked produce all ready all over the kitchen.  He said, all that goes? I said oh, not really I have to get 2 more cases of jars,  plus the groceries for the weekend and my craft stuff. I'll just do simple crafts while it's all processing. Might be a good time to learn the wood burner. I digress,   when we leave back home I should have done up corn, stewed tomatoes and salsa.
Does anyone else here can?  If so I sure would like to hear what you can up.  Would hate to think I am the only one.  Anyone play with wood burners? Sure could use some tips lol.
In any case, have a great weekend.  If you're in the path of that hurricane, good golly be safe.  That thing is going to be beastly scarey.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Solar on August 25, 2017, 09:53:59 AM
Happy Friday in my land. Busier then a cat covering crap these days.  But the yard are mowed, trimmed up and the neighbors bushes on my driveway side are shaved rather nicely.  Been canning up the garden.  He wants to go to the cabin.  I must can. Ha! He just came thru and I have the pressure canned, water bath pot, salsa making pot, 3 cases of jars, my salt, fresh picked produce all ready all over the kitchen.  He said, all that goes? I said oh, not really I have to get 2 more cases of jars,  plus the groceries for the weekend and my craft stuff. I'll just do simple crafts while it's all processing. Might be a good time to learn the wood burner. I digress,   when we leave back home I should have done up corn, stewed tomatoes and salsa.
Does anyone else here can?  If so I sure would like to hear what you can up.  Would hate to think I am the only one.  Anyone play with wood burners? Sure could use some tips lol.
In any case, have a great weekend.  If you're in the path of that hurricane, good golly be safe.  That thing is going to be beastly scarey.
I would can, but Toy planted a garden, and oddly enough, everything I wanted this year mysteriously died. :sneaky:
So all we have are tiny tomatoes and enough squash to feed an army.
Hell, maybe I can hire you to come and plant a garden, trim the fire ladders up the Fir trees, maybe make a couple of 5 gallon buckets of Salsa.
We gots plenty a wood tuh burn, I'm certain we can figure sumpin out.
Upside, no hurricanes, just your occasional forest fire, earthquake, mountain lion or bear, oh, and heat, dry heat, but heat, none the less.

I spent the last 3 weeks putting the campsite back together after more than a 100" of rain, so the campsite suffered greatly when the creek chose a shortcut to my other creek, via, straight through the campsite, even dug out a spring and turned it into a good size pond.
Getting heat and air installed next week, so we'll have an escape from the heat finally and heat for the winter instead of relying on the wood stove for the last 30 years.

Too busy, so the helipad will have to wait. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 25, 2017, 11:03:12 AM
I would can, but Toy planted a garden, and oddly enough, everything I wanted this year mysteriously died. :sneaky:
So all we have are tiny tomatoes and enough squash to feed an army.
Hell, maybe I can hire you to come and plant a garden, trim the fire ladders up the Fir trees, maybe make a couple of 5 gallon buckets of Salsa.
We gots plenty a wood tuh burn, I'm certain we can figure sumpin out.
Upside, no hurricanes, just your occasional forest fire, earthquake, mountain lion or bear, oh, and heat, dry heat, but heat, none the less.

I spent the last 3 weeks putting the campsite back together after more than a 100" of rain, so the campsite suffered greatly when the creek chose a shortcut to my other creek, via, straight through the campsite, even dug out a spring and turned it into a good size pond.
Getting heat and air installed next week, so we'll have an escape from the heat finally and heat for the winter instead of relying on the wood stove for the last 30 years.

Too busy, so the helipad will have to wait. :rolleyes:
Oooo I get ta  use a chain saw! :woot: heck Yea!
That would be fun!
Sorry about the garden, that just sucks.  I have a pretty good one this year.  The lady at the corn stand was shocked I was starting the tomatoes, she said all she's hearing is they are turning yet.  I have bout 2 large laundry baskets full to put up and probably more still on the vines.  That doesn't even count the carrots, onions, jalapenos,  green peppers and kitchen herbs I still have yet to dry.  I'll be insane with it. 
We have the cougar back in the area this year, coyotes are getting really bold coming into our river. Strange scat is in our little yard.  I think it's coyote or fox, not big enough for the big cat. Bears nope.
Well you get that copter pad going and I'll consider it lol. Lewis University has a landing pad, it's not far lol.
Congrats on the ac/heat!!! You guts had to be miserable.  That's not fun.
Well off I go, time to pack it up and transport to the cabin.  Fun stuff!
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on August 26, 2017, 06:46:47 AM
It's a beauty morning on the lower Fox River. In a minute, I'll take the diva princess for her walk and then get to it.  He was none to happy about dragging all this equipment, but as I said, it would urk ya more if I stayed home, lolol.  My preps are more important then the tude lolol.
There's a slight breeze moving the leaves just a bit. A goldfinch and morning dove are sharing the whistle feeder and I just got a rate right of a hummingbird snatching up a bug in flight.
This is one of the reasons I like waking up here.
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 02, 2017, 07:24:24 AM
Hot cup of tea while I watched the full fog dissipate into low tendrils sashaing on the river.  Fall is here with it's coming undecided day time temperatures and that's ok.  One of our friends here at the river picked about 20 lbs of pears and brought  them to me. Lol, he said here, we will have a lot this year.  I giggled and said yep, we will.  I will do them at home and bring them back.  That way, he can not be brow heated into giving them away, but can give them to whom he wants. 
I got a new craft to play with. Bought a wood burner.  Can not WAIT to get started.  I have some small totes to do to, it's a craft weekend.
I should go to the store and get back fast.
This Labor Day weekend for us will be quiet.  Not much planned at all.
Have a wonderful weekend!
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 05, 2017, 09:20:53 AM
Decent weekend.  Got that wood burning tool going.  Ok, 2 spoons need to go in the outdoor, but the cutting board came out very well. I'm ready for next stage.
But my brain is with this beastly hurricane Irma.  Family on the east coast of Florida, family on the west coast.  Its tiring.  I have been working with 2 brothers and we are setting up minimum 2 week prep in are they order evac, there the "possibility" of roads clogging up , ugh it's a hot mess.  But, I think they will be ok In any situation. Bug out ready, tents ready, canoe ready. I am of course going bug nuts.  But I know what I gotta do.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 07, 2017, 06:11:29 AM
This hurricane is gonna make me nuts.  But, we got this.  Back checking with 3 brothers and making sure they have what they need, where they go and who's going where. Check list, checked...rechecked....back checked.  Now we wait and watch.  Either way initial landfall is going to be brutal for 2.  But both are very skilled, and very smart in South Florida.   Shelter is very close.   Time to roll the dice....and wait...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on September 07, 2017, 06:36:04 AM
This hurricane is gonna make me nuts.  But, we got this.  Back checking with 3 brothers and making sure they have what they need, where they go and who's going where. Check list, checked...rechecked....back checked.  Now we wait and watch.  Either way initial landfall is going to be brutal for 2.  But both are very skilled, and very smart in South Florida.   Shelter is very close.   Time to roll the dice....and wait...

Eyes was in last night.  Not sure what part of Florida he is in.  But I am sure he has his big stick all set.  I will take a earthquake over a cat 4 or 5 anytime.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 08, 2017, 08:19:54 PM
Eyes was in last night.  Not sure what part of Florida he is in.  But I am sure he has his big stick all set.  I will take a earthquake over a cat 4 or 5 anytime.
He is in Port Charlotte. Got a cousin in Sarasota, brother in Orlando, port St Lucy brother evacuating north....to where, idk yet.  Aunt in Jacksonville.  My nerves are about spent.  This is insane.  We all will text short check on texts.  But if and when the towers go down. Ugh, ya wait... you just gotta hope n pray at this point...and carry on.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on September 16, 2017, 05:58:19 AM
Good morning from the river.  In a few I will walk my diva princess pup o she can suvey her territory. But for now, its coffee time.  First off he Florida hurricane.  All 3 brothers made it thru with zero damage. The eye went just west of Port Charlotte brother, he is rather lucky.  It was a cat 2 by then.  Not  problem did he ave, didn't even lose power.  My Aunt in Jacksonville, well her condo building got swamped.  The bulkhead busted creating flooding in her buildings garage and first floor.  She is above that.   It is a good thing she is in N.C. now. So that's that.  What a ht mess that was, doesn't make me want to run to Florida and live though.
Other then that, its been ok. Spent 2 days trying to get permits in Chicago.   And that's all I have to say about that. Can't say nuffin nice, don't say anything kinda deal.
Then theres that Equifax breach.  :cursing: and of course me my I got affected.  :cursing: :cursing: :cursing:.  I am in the process of reporting freezing and getting the I.D. theft wall up best I can do.  That wall will be in place for the rest of my life they have said.   Have mercy adulting is not for sissy.
But it's a new day, I have some wood burning to do, some pears to put up and some beading to get done.
The river is quiet now. Oh himself better rise and shine soon. We have a little nuthatch bird whom isn't very happy at the bird feeder.
So the day begins...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 20, 2017, 08:29:50 AM
Busy busy busy I have been.  It's canning season, I have put up massive quantity and I only have my jams left to do.  Dealt with a minor flood last weekend. Kissed the axles on the camper. Not so much fun. Mornings ate spent with my mother in law.  I do her breakfast and meds.  On Friday's I take her to her hair appointment. Leaving in 20 minutes.  I can't wait til things slow down..  I am stretched a bit to far...
Cabin is being closed up for winter. Water goes off Nov 1.  Been dealing with that.  Sigh, I sure wish I could be in more...
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 21, 2017, 05:26:18 AM
Dawn has just cracked open..coffee is on, my pup is resting at my feet.  We have no breeze just yet.  That's ok.  I should open the blinds and see what last week's water event did.  I know we got about a foot of water.
I have to make soup to pass for a gathering tonight.  I think there will be 5 of us bringing a crock pot each. Could be more.
Was told last night it's dock day.  So that's removal of4 or 5 docks, walkways and boats.  No problem. We have this weekend and next before water gets shut off. A ceiling and wall scrub down is my job today.
I brought the beginnings of my costume here.  I am gonna jazz it up .  It's a circa 1950 style dress full of rule, I am going to glue all kinds of woodland floral on it to become an elf, lol. A good project for tomorrow's rains.  So this year no scarey stuff. 
Well with that I should get moving...
Have a nice day.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on October 21, 2017, 05:34:19 AM
Busy busy busy I have been.  It's canning season, I have put up massive quantity and I only have my jams left to do.  Dealt with a minor flood last weekend. Kissed the axles on the camper. Not so much fun. Mornings ate spent with my mother in law.  I do her breakfast and meds.  On Friday's I take her to her hair appointment. Leaving in 20 minutes.  I can't wait til things slow down..  I am stretched a bit to far...
Cabin is being closed up for winter. Water goes off Nov 1.  Been dealing with that.  Sigh, I sure wish I could be in more...

Sound like you will be needing to move the camper to higher ground for the winter.   I take it Eyes is safe and dry after all the hurricane to date. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 21, 2017, 06:31:41 AM
Sound like you will be needing to move the camper to higher ground for the winter.   I take it Eyes is safe and dry after all the hurricane to date.
We did that last week, good thing to.
Eyes did very well.  No damage at all and didn't lose power.   All good for him.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on October 21, 2017, 11:06:04 AM
We did that last week, good thing to.
Eyes did very well.  No damage at all and didn't lose power.   All good for him.


Was thinking he has traveled all over the U.S. and most parts of the world.  Then to buy a house in a hurricane state.  But what the hell I live in a state with volcanoes and earthquakes.   :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 28, 2017, 05:36:18 AM

Was thinking he has traveled all over the U.S. and most parts of the world.  Then to buy a house in a hurricane state.  But what the hell I live in a state with volcanoes and earthquakes.   :lol: :lol:
Lol, that's true.  We all have our unexpected but on the horizon kinda excitement lol
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Elfie on October 28, 2017, 05:47:02 AM
It's a chilly grey wet morning.  I have to build my elf headpiece for tonight's party.  It's also the last weekend for water, which means a few adjustments. Tomorrow the 55 gallon drum will be filled in the shower, all water lines and tank drained, 100 cup coffee pot positioned by the sink and converting to paper and plastic. No big deal. 
But for now it's quiet, everyone is asleep still, even my pup. 
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: supsalemgr on June 24, 2018, 04:16:13 AM
Anyone heard from Elf?
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on June 24, 2018, 05:41:14 AM
Anyone heard from Elf?

She ok, just has her hands full right now.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: supsalemgr on June 24, 2018, 07:04:19 AM
She ok, just has her hands full right now.

 :thumbup:
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: Natalen on August 07, 2018, 05:31:18 AM
It is necessary that the reliable shelter is not far away.
Title: Re: An Elfs World
Post by: walkstall on August 07, 2018, 07:11:46 AM
It is necessary that the reliable shelter is not far away.

Do you need help?