ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of blogging and I bid you adieu!
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I've a wagon load of opinions on nearly every subject and I seem to gather enough steam occasionally to instigate a debate if the subject stirs me.
I have super-low tolerance for stupidity, child, senior and animal abusers, smelly old men who come on to any female and last but certainly not least, Criminal Politicians.
I am a Christian, NOT perfected by any stretch.
Come on in, read, agree, disagree or just shake your head, I welcome your thoughts, all peoples, all nations, always.
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|I continue half-heartedly writing here because I see the view numbers climb up and wonder why folks reading this blog have nothing to offer. No comments, no suggestions, no action other than reading.
Even when I skip many days I still maintain a following and that confuses me.
Why the hell do Y O U read this blog? For shock value? You certainly have made no contribution to my subject matter or introduced one of your own. Scared? Do I scare you, piss you off?
I have been around "blogville" and find most blogs B O R I N G as it can get. I have been told more than once, my blog is interesting, provocative and surprising. I count those as positives however all but one has read and went on clicking
Sooooooo . . . I have been searching other avenues to blog from, where folks aren't so shy or scared or simply with nothing to offer.
To think I was so excited when I came here a year ago. I had high expectations for this relationship and it has cratered, crashed and burned.
So all you mummified conformists can click on paper cut-out blogs and talk yourself into some importance and reason for breathing . . . I have other fish to fry.
Please . . . no - it would be hypocritical AND a huge waste of personal energy that you should save for your inane contributions to others blogs.
Why does the air I breathe seem sweeter now???
When the sheet hits the proverbial fan don't say that I didn't tell you;
Imagine it, you with others in the area of the garden where the tomb of Joseph of Armithea is . . .
You see with your own eyes the stone has been rolled away . . .
The indescribable joy.
|all's not well on our planet . . . I had mentioned before in
"Invalid Entry" the diminishing honeybee populations globally; the following gives us more information on this serious and unresolved honeybee holocaust.
Each link below offers additional clues to the mystery. You might be interested in the ramifications of inadequate pollination across the world's food farms.
Bee population dwindling - Yahoo! News Photos
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Bee population dwindling - Yahoo! News Photos
News is loaded every blessed day. Our government is exploding in unprecedented power grabs and plenty of people in pertinent places are planning alternatives. There remains in this United States true patriots who'll have no problem or excuses for taking the necessary steps returning our Republic back to its brilliant beginnings;
The United States Constitution
Ending on a good note Cody & Lou are coming over Good Friday evening to share some special food and we expect some dinner music from Cody since Lou bought him a Ibanez guitar and an Ibanez amp. Solid black, except front side of neck.
I confess to idiocy regarding my knowledge of Ibanez on/in the music world; all I know is, my Choogy is very happy. Yes, yes . . . all moms agree.
Make 2010 your personalized Miracle Resurrection Memorial. A stand-out event for your loved ones this year. You're writers, use your noodle for something original and unforgettable, just like Y O U
Hey don't put this on the back burner; VOTE:ObamaDramaOverIn2012:D
| What's your vote? I know, I know. The next thing to become law will be the already challenged 1. National Identification Card! Don't agree?
2. Think it might be IMMIGRATION/AMNESTY for an UNofficial estimate on the actual number of illegals in our country?
3. Or will the arrow point to GUN CONTROL/CONFISCATION?
4. The Prez is empowered now. He has some steam and might choose CAP
& TRADE to go along with our government health care. He'll make some obscure correlation that will astound so-called political elitist and every other elitist so they'll work fast enough to sway the necessary votes to watch it sail through both houses of ill-repute.
Anybody see Nicolas Sarkozy's joint press conference with BO? Someone should have called a medic with an air tube for Sarkozy to get some air. ING boo-tay never looked so bad and especially with a Frenchman doing it!!!
5. IRAN - Uh, sanctions doesn't stop this country's determination, haven't they learned that yet? Three Blind Mice! Obama, Speaker and the House, Reid and the Senate.
I suddenly feel poetic;
Three deaf feds
Three defiled beds
See how they act
Fiction or Fact?
They all ran after the health care bill
It cut off the people's own free will,
Did government come down from the Hill?
No, bad feds.
No, bad feds.
This IS Holy Week and I, against all crap thrown against me, made it to church Palm Sunday. I was very late, but there nevertheless. I enjoyed the music, singing, and the message. First time I have been to a Sunday service at the little Baptist church in the Heights and I'm glad I got there.
I found my former neighbor, George and he brought me home after touring his new apartment first. Poor man is sooo lonely, he opened every cabinet in his kitchen to "show me" his dead wife's dishes and all he had at his new place, like a d/w and g/d, that we didn't have at the former.
His dog, Sheba, whined and whimpered and nudged my body with her broad nose and kept it up the whole time I was there. Awww . . .
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Woke up this a.m. to find my pre-1985 brandy snifter smashed in a ga-schamillion shards, that Tom had sent to my job. It had inside a single purple orchid floating in a pool of water with white aquarium pebbles in the bottom. It was finished with an extra large lavender bow. It was a striking gift that I've taken care of all these years.
Washing it, drying it, storing it, packing it, and moving it Maxrat did it and I let him know vocally how mad I was at him. He trotted off to Tom's room to avoid the volcano blast. With my music box on "irritated-high", I swept up the 25-year gift and disposed of it, all the while chewing Max's hiney for his transgression.
As I got ready for Bible study, it flashed in my spirit, which was of most importance to me? My precious Maxaroni or a piece of glass? Well, duh, that didn't take long. It also occurred to me that his pads could be cut, so I hunted him down and coaxed him to come to me, he didn't want to initially, but my pleadings convinced him and after a careful examination, I was satisfied that he didn't get one cut.
|Ten brave attorneys general plan to band together in a collective lawsuit on behalf of Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington. This health care bill has now taken on characteristics of a 3-ring circus, complete with the freak shows behind those closed doors, wheeling-dealing made for positive feedback, outright bribes offered for a Yes Vote, and Air Force One rides for the easy ones.
Whether any positive repeal comes from this legal action taken by the above states AGS or not, I'm proud that Texas isn't taking it lightly or frivolously.
We believe that mandating a purchase of a product or service is unconstitutional and I hope the constitutionalists out there with other middle-to-right citizens stuff the dockets
to the hub, with re-sets, stays, change of order, whatever they can think of in a legal vein to halt the implementation of the Obama socialist machine.
What's next? Immigration Reform? Or Gun Control & Confiscation? Cap &Trade?
Texans want that fence finished down here on this southern border. Ranchers state side are armed and waiting for the flood to come. Reynosa, Mexico is run over with cartel soldiers, right where I went to the dentista, approximately 350 mi from Houston.
Do we know what to expect from this White House? Or this President? Or his staff for that matter. There does seem to be irrefutable evidence that Mr. Obama has some radicals very close to his ear.
Is their din in the Oval Office or the East Room so loud that he misses The People's Voice? I'm in high hopes that Romney can provide some plan, rough outline, and get some things rescinded and repealed.
Which ever way it goes I will have peace with it, because my fear of most things has virtually vanished longtime ago and I merely wait with baited breath for the next shoe to fall.
The below link is NOT A GOOD SIGN PEOPLE > > > > > > >
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Hmmm . . . it didn't work. Blast. Gather is a place kinda like Writing.Com. Lots of writers and people who simply gather to swap stories, recipes, tall tales . Some envision themselves as a cub reporter or a Ralph Murrow in training. Especially after yesterday.
Anyway, I'll try that link again later.
Not one news channel has mentioned this major legislation being passed on the spring equinox! I thought politicians went to church on Sunday or played golf when not making whoopee with congressional aides
Conducting business on important issues by the lunar calendar is very Islamic. (to be fair, Jews go by the lunar calendar as well)
I was surprised when I worked in the new home industry that Muslim men made a big deal of contracting a new home on the anniversary of Fatima's birthday, September 30th. She was the daughter of Muhammad and they believed that they would receive favor from Allah if such an important acquisition was sealed on her birthday.
But no one has remarked about this HB 3590 being passed on the equinox, why Sunday? Why not today? Or tomorrow? Or the last day of the 1st Quarter? He's signing it into law on the 23rd - Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, you know that's gonna' be a photo op deluxe. I can see the caption now;
First Family relaxes and enjoys Palm Sunday services with Obamacare securely signed into law.
Glenn Beck was really, R E A L L Y good today - He is teaching American history to many of us with dripping passion, just the way I like it. I gravitate to passionate people.
He loves our Republic and had a knock-it-outta'-the-park show earlier. When it was over I cheered and clapped like I was at a high school pep rally. I was thinking Glenn would have "blood shooting from his eyes" as he says so many times, but contra ire. He was animated as usual but more controlled than I anticipated. I'm glad too, would hate to see him drop from chest pains or something equally catastrophic. Plus I would miss him.
Lou got her $8,912.00 check cashed today and she's covering Cody's debt to me of $95, I told her to take it out of his maxi mus glutes.
She's giving her Mom 1K and depositing 5K, and they'll let that little seed draw interest and in seven years it will double. Now that's being smart, wish someone had given me 8.9K right before my 22nd birthday. But then again I probably wouldn't have had my son and that's impossible to perceive.
Hope you all have made plans to attend the church/synagogue of your choice next Sunday and enjoy the love of your family and friends.
I've asked Lou and Cody to go with me - I want my grandson to hear some Praise & Worship tunes in utero.
Don't forget for one nano second that . . .
|F U N N Y
Subject: Fwd: Fw: $1,000,000 winner
To: Readers of "Invalid Item"
Date: Friday, September 11, 2009, 7:25 PM
Sally. a contestant, on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' had reached the final plateau. If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000. If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $25,000 milestone money.
And as she suspected it would be the million-dollar question was no cakewalk.
It was; 'Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds?
A) the condor *
B) the buzzard *
C) the cuckoo *
D) the vulture*
The woman was on the spot. She did not know the answer. She had used up her 50/50 Lifeline and her Ask the Audience Lifeline. All that remained was her Phone-a-Friend Lifeline. She hoped she would not have to use it because her friend was, well... blonde. But she had no alternative.
She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices.
The blonde responded unhesitatingly:
'That's easy. The answer is C: the cuckoo.'
The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast. She considered employing a reverse strategy and giving Meredith any answer except the one that her friend had given her.
Considering her friend was a blonde that would seem to be the logical thing to do. But her friend had responded with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be convinced.
"I need an answer," said Meredith. Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, 'C: The cuckoo.'
'Is that your final answer?'
'Yes, that is my final answer.'
Meredith replied, ‘That answer is..... Absolutely Correct! You are now a millionaire!'
Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends, including the blonde who had helped her win the million dollars.
'Joni, I just do not know how to thank you,' said the contestant.
'How did you happen to know the right answer?'
'Oh, come on,' said the blonde... 'Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build nests.
They live in clocks.' Bah dah dah, dah daaah . . . dump
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On a more serious subject now, I recently revisited a passage of Matthew 7:21:23, that I remember thinking seemed contradictory. Even after reading it repeatedly.
I plainly and positively did not understand the verses and was honestly fearful to bring the Scripture up due to my admitted legalism issues of the past. Didn't want Shades of Pharisee-ism on my questions!
So I leaned not to my own understanding as the Bible instructs us to do and considered it beyond my current maturity to grasp the concept somehow. Okay, I can leave those three verses alone, but here I am again, many years from my first exposure to that very passage and it's meant for me to understand it now.
It scares me because I remain in the dark about it. Jesus was exceedingly legalistic in His teachings, commandments, oaths, covenants, Law, feasts, holy days and customs, and celebrations. Look at Leviticus, hoi vey!
Jesus was the one who superseded Mosaic Law those of old when He said: I say unto you, if you look upon a woman with lust, you have committed adultery in your heart.
I have heard Christian "holy men" talk only of Love & Forgiveness and nothing of Confessing our sin and Repenting of it
What about the sacrament of Baptism and the Communion? The depth of the seriousness of that step is NOT a theology that children understand. It saddens me to see children under 12 walk down the aisle. They are trying to please Mama & Daddy - it gets children a lot of attention. That's why I did it, I thought that might make me good enough to love, but it didn't work.
Thou shalt not lie was broken before dusk.
To speak with our mouth a belief in the Son of God, who is Jesus Christ, born of a Virgin, that came for the remission of sin so that we might be saved and not damned to an eternity of separation from God, and suffering like never known to the physical natural man, is not enough.
AnyONE, AnyBODY can say those words, only God knows if we meant it.
Then that begs the question if we aren't all a bunch of hypocrites and don't even know that? I know . . . the rantings of a madwoman. No, really!
Satan has control of the earth, he has the ability to deceive . . . a master manipulator, a seducer of mankind . . . we just think we know the extent the dark forces will go to to tempt us away from our inheritance. The more we learn the less we know, can anybody appreciate that
I have a new perspective on demonic/satanic power and his ability to deceive.
Acknowledging the greatest pain of Death that you are eternally separated from the presence of the Almighty Jehovah God, your Creator and celestial Father.
We can't slide by with lip service only, as the passage seems to show us.
Ohhh, alright . . . I'll post it here, but PLEASE don't take my word for anything, check out that passage for yourself.
For the doubting Thomas es:
v21 - Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven (shall enter the kingdom of heaven.) I added the parentheses content to clarify.
v 22 - Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?
v 23 - And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'
Now the words may vary a jot or a tittle. These verses are in red print in my Nelson Study Bible. Its spine has NKJV - which is the New King James Version. The red print indicates that these words fell from our Lord's lips.
Mr. Nelson has given his studied and respected opinion among Biblical scholars on almost every verse, on the bottom portion of each page of Scripture.
Very informative, as I have discovered his understanding collaborated independently with clergy, theologian sort-types, his "opinion" with other respected interpretations, the point is, I have amassed much knowledge and I have only touched His surface.
Nelson's take on these three verses is this verbatim:
Because so many people teach the wrong way, there is a tendency to ask how so many people could be wrong. Such doubts are especially strong when false teachers prophesy, cast out demons, and perform wonders in Jesus' name.
However, it is important to remember that the Word of God is superior to any miracle.
|A forward from my bud in Nevada:
Subject: Fwd: Brazilian Story
The Dept of Defense briefed the president this morning. They told President
Obama that two Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq. To everyone's surprise,
he collapsed onto his desk, head in his hands, visibly shaken, almost in
Finally, he composed himself and asked, "Just how many is a Brazilian?"
This is not surprising, since he obviously has no understanding of billion
or trillion, either.
You know that's funny
The below is facts not fiction, in a nutshell really, you might be interested.
This is a warning -
Don't grumble about not be WARNED regarding the following sensitive subject matter.
I am now 58 and did not know this and I'm wagerin' that MANY of you ladies who are now reading this, didn't either! I like learning things, especially about my ahem, uh, the Queen and her court!
The following is about our wonderfully and fearfully made bodies. I stumbled on this highly clinical web site and found a debate on the G-spot. Some doctors say it's a myth - there's no such thing, other doctors say that all women don't have them. (I see a poll on the horizon)
Anyhoo, the following excerpt answered my question about the fluid released during our orgasm . . . is not urine but a secretion from some glands we have in the region. I'm empowered now!
Read and educate yourself - send me a private email or what-the-hell, comment right here, nobody will tell!
Once the G-spot is stimulated to the point of swelling, the peeing feeling usually subsides, perhaps giving way to pleasure. For some women, G-spot stimulation triggers the release of fluid from the Skene’s glands in the urethra, usually at orgasm.
Well I KNOW that MANY of you females have been hereby and suitably informed.
|the United States Constitution and something/someone is bound to put the hand brake on. Watchdog groups and Constitutionalists are already drafting the extensive paperwork necessary to combat this Congress' blatant disregard for the will of "We the People".
Like Miss Betty Davis once said in a movie;
"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night" - Margo
(Bette Davis), All About Eve (1950)
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What if, on the actual voting day, when the votes are actually counted, they, (the Admin) gets the surprise of their careers. The vote would reflect a sound defeat - how would Obama and Company get the defectors' egg off their faces?
Dang - I would LOVE that change of conscience, right there in the congressional chamber. How would that be? May the spirit of our founders/framers assault the actions of the sitting politicians and shame them into doing the HONEST thing for our country.
Next major legislation will be Immigration - and it WILL PASS
Yes Betty, Americans are anticipating many "bumpy nights".
|of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Comforter, the Holy Ghost are my medical team. I'll place my trust in those three to take care of me.
Might I suggest some active participation in the love letter He left for ALL of us?
I guess more serious curiosity comes to us at a later age if we haven't been instructed in the disciplines of a Christ-centered life from an early age. This discipline must be balanced with outward expressions of love and acceptance, or you'll quite possibly create a socially inept human who never explores his own soul. Tsk! Tsk! - The tragedies we befall upon each other, with a ruthlessness that makes it all sooo creeeeeeepeeeeeee.
A Spanish-speaking woman simply broke down today in the pharmacy all because I had on the same dress she had given her recently deceased sister, that the hospital
was complicit in her wrongful death. She first said she'd be on the news tonight, to look for her! I'm thinking uh oh at first, then my number was called and I left the reception area.
I thought about what all she had said, been through and lost and all because of my dress, there was something here for me, but I didn't know what to do. I got my scripts and hurriedly left the building in search of this peroxided Mexican woman with the prettiest aqua colored eyes I've seen in a while.
I saw a bumper moving in reverse that had Jesus stickers on it, I knew before looking that it was she, I tapped lightly on her window and she was on the phone. I indicated that I wished to speak to her if she didn't mind. She motioned for me to please wait a minute, so I did. Tears streaming down one cheek as she wiped the right cheek's tears away.
As she remained seated in the car, I reached slowly through and touched her upper arm lightly and patted her reassuringly that He knows the pain that remains in her heart and He can give her victory over that pain. As I offered up prayers for her breakthrough she was still in talking mode about all the snafus and inconsistencies of life, hers in particular.
I kept up my petition without acknowledging her ill-timed rant. As I concluded, she
was still talking, eyes puffy and face blotchy, mouth contorted into a pitiful scowl but she thanked me and Tam and drove slowly away.
That woman has a tormented soul and I knew it. I hope Pam allows the Jesus she supports on her bumper stickers to give her victory over the chaos and confusion in her own life.
People are in more emotional pain than ever before. More anxiety, personality disorders, nervousness, and the most dangerous one, unresolved anger, scary stuff Readers, just the mechanics for the Hollywood machine - churning out the disaster films, the conspiracy films, doomsday scenarios and prophecies from all manner of men.
So I would suggest to you that there is, without a doubt, money to be made from the ones that proclaim a celestial knowledge of these dark force minions who will at some appointed time, bring even worse conditions to bear. Stick with their particular group and be spared - if you dare
Every action and reaction seems crucial, like an International Chess Game. Except here are no timers on either side.
Getting right with our Creator is a no-brainer - Look around you, REALLY LOOK AT THOSE AROUND YOU - we're becoming that animal that we said couldn't happen, and it's all so gradual that no one seems to notice any "movement" or that social change has been generated.
Talk about D E N I A L ?
I'm sleepy and want to stop bloggin' now - Have a memorable day ALL DAY tomorrow.
Deem and Pass: when I initially heard this phrase used, I was hearing
Demon Pass and now I know that's what it really is
|Subject: Fwd: FW: artful insults - not new, amusing nonetheless
To: Readers of Under the Radar
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 4:03 PM (Yeah, you caught me cleaning out my emails. )
These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to four-letter words.
The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said,
"If you were my husband I'd poison your coffee."
He said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it." My, my.
A member of Parliament to Disraeli:
"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Winston Churchill
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
Clarence DarrowHonesty, sooo refreshing, like real lemonade, made with fresh lemon, real sugar and tap water.
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." -
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." - Oscar Wilde
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one." -
George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." -
Winston Churchill, in response.
"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop
"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb
"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating
"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." - Charles, Count Talleyrand
"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.." - Forrest Tucker
"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx
Yeah, sometimes those pearl-type quips slip right past the offending 1.bore 2.boar (take your pick )
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A whole week has passed - sooo fast.
See ya' 'round the place, maybe.
At Irene's request I have removed the link. Sorry to her first, didn't ask and to you readers, their life is not a reality show. A thousand pardons pleaded for.
Got Irene's pedi and eyebrow wax Sunday the 7th. The least I could do for her.
She was grinning Big Time, every time I looked at her, , made me feel like I was really doing something for her to take her mind off stuff for just a little while. . Too much drama all 'round, all the time and she knows it ended with his death.
That "style" or custom of living is not for this young woman who has much to offer a man. She'll refuse to live in the past and will forge ahead with victory through multiple successes and lessons learned.
After all, she is a daughter of The King and child of The Most High God
He has breathed new life into her . . . and I'm proud of what I hear tumbling from her lips. She's got it. AND Y O U can have it too.
Must dash, have put my Lord on hold for too many days in a row ... and I miss Him.
|Back to catching Readers up with my life such as it is,
Feb. 4th - Tam's 42nd birthday. I got her a pedicure and she danced around all day with pretty toes.
Feb. 5th - I'd had it with these apartments jacking with the hot water for the umpteenth time, so I wrote a simple note which simply read:
When are yall gonna quit messing with our water?
Respectfully Apt. #33
It was cold, very cold in Houston for most of the month, anyway, that day started our chillbumps in earnest as a gas leak had been detected but the gas company could NOT find it. Then the City of Houston found evidence of stolen power from MANY apartments.
The owner was instructing the maintenance men (one in particular) to wire into legitimately paying residents so the power could be spread around the compound. The new word on that is Obamaicity. The back sides of these apartments looked like massive spider webs and our power was hacked into as well. Sheet! and !
When it was discovered that major power theft had been going on for a LONG time, then it was discovered that the free cable that residents were receiving as part of their rental package had not been paid for by the owners for YEARS!
So the property went into receivership with the manager and maintenance men arrested and put in jail. One maintenance man, brother to Tam's neighbor Rosy, was arrested for having no identification in addition to the theft of power. It was later charged that he resisted arrest, which is a blatant lie, there were witnesses that saw the whole thing as it happened. We believe that because Rory refused to "snitch" about whom all was involved in the joint venture, he is being "rehabilitated" or outright punished for his silence.
The City of Houston came and publicly issued bright orange violations of city code that numbered 15 on the office door. The residents quickly spotted the offending notices and the buzz started.
Gossip's wake contained mostly misinformation, rumor and plain old lies about why Kaplan Management Company was in the manager's office.
KMC tried many ways and things to restore power and gas service but the City of Houston stepped in and condemned the property for human dwelling. Tam's building was the first to be declared unsuitable due to a camera they sent down the pipes to tell them what was wrong with the plumbing.
Trust me, you don't want to know. The clincher is how long that problem had existed and the owners never addressing or maintaining the property appropriately. They finally emptied the pool (the odor was appalling) and the new mgmt company HAD TO put a fence around it to meet Code.
No heat, no hint or promise of heat either. Misery had come to visit. Ms Maria Gonzales sent out a memo that we would all fill out another application and participate in an apartment inspection on February 15, 2010. This was for the bank so they would lend the money to make the repairs. Not.
Exactly one week later, on my son's 21st birthday, Tom and I signed a lease for a new 2-bedroom apartment. Things can happen so quickly. The management company scouted the immediate area for rental properties that were in our range and gave us three options. That was above the call of duty as far as I was concerned and we did in fact choose one of the three suggested.
It's $30 more per month and we have to pay a flat rate for water of $45, yeah, I felt faint too. The power is paid to the office and is a flat rate of $81 for a 2-bedroom. No matter how cold we keep it, the cost won't exceed $81. That's music to Houstonians ears, 'cause it gets brutally hot and humid here.
Maxer & Mollibeans are adjusting fast to the new surroundings. Mollie has been baby-sitting Max as he occasionally wails and acts like he's having an Alzheimer's moment. She purr-dills and coaxes Max to join her happy hiney and to shut the heck up for awhile, "really Maxster, stop the bellyaching."
A fenced patio to decorate.
Tom gave me the largest bedroom since I have the queen bed. There's walk-in, lighted closets, a dressing room with sink only. Dishwasher, detachable spray nozzle on kitchen faucet. Two pantries, never had that feature before. The fun part is opening the fridge door, it's backwards, so we can barely squeeze the door past our tummies. Why would anyone do that?
Took two days to move everything. George, my widower neighbor, loaned us the use of his little black truck while he was in the hospital recovering from a partial forefinger amputation due to bone infection that set in after separating his dog and another in a fight.
While using his truck the clutch went out and Tom felt sooo bad about it. But as others have offered, clutches don't just give out overnight. Plus Tom had to put two quarts of oil in it. (** sigh **)
Tamra has a room-mate now. A very shy man, her age and very sweet to Tam. This means she'll have at least 200 more dollars every month! Hallelujah!
My son is living here in his own apartment with Lou.
Tiger, the ex-Houstone prison gang member, lost his battle with sclerosis. He passed away March 4th, early morning hour. I was having a bout with my stomach at that very time. When she told me of his death, I didn't see sadness, but rather relief and I rejoiced for her silently.
Irene, her two sons, John and Daniel will pick up the pieces and resume their lives without Lewis in their life. Daniel has taken it very hard, but no harder than any little
boy who has lost his daddy, he's only 10.
I've read recently that the stress producing hormones at hardest at it when;
1 cause, Death
2. Moving household
Yes, I pray for this young woman, and I boldly ask for yours as well.
What you do in secret, God rewards openly.
Thank you for your generous prayers for a stranger.
the above link is "promise candy" to the Christian. Check it out, it simply proves out the Holy Scriptures. (**satisfying sigh**)
Too tired to blahhhg . . .
|. . . and just what have you Readers done all this time???
For starters, I don't do Christmas. Long wonderful story, but for another time.
But it was December 11th, that Cody made an announcement that he was going to be a Dad. He was feigning happiness and I knew it immediately. His red rimmed eyes filled with streaming tears reflected fear and disbelief.
I know my son's face.
I was not happy about it and didn't pretend to be. My heart fell to my ankles and I knew then why she had not found time for the one-on-one that I asked her for weeks prior.
Yes, you ALL know what that talk was to be about. Since it never occurred to either before when they lived together, I wanted to know about birth control. Oh well granny , just a tad too late.
Cody has gone back and forth a dozen times, especially when they argue, which is another point of mine. Damn it, they argue TOO MUCH! Their music boxes are wretched and disgusting.
When he gets really mad at her, he wants a paternity test done and his reasons for it I can find no argument for. I really hate that part.
She continues to drain his finances but will inherit $8K by mid-March. I hope my son gets to see some of it. Giving her family $1K, which I truly applaud. I do pray she set aside some for my grandchild.
She and I'll be talking PG topics and he'll try to start talking about his job, we'll both look at him for a precious few seconds and he doesn't read our body language. Then his feelings are hurt because we are not interested in his boring job. I have asked Lou to be a little more conscious of Cody's feelings of being included. She looked softly at me and promised she would.
Cody is already feeling "left out" with all the attention that Lou is getting. Of course she tells everyone she's pregnant. I was much older when I became pregnant, like 37. Hey, don't roll your eyes , I just busted wide open that I DID (** nuther long wonderful story **)
He's been depressed at times, still taking painkillers and too thin. Language is embarrassing but he's maintained his year+ tenure job. Boss came and got him today (his day off) because he knows what a worker bee Cody is. A blessed beleagured perfectionist. Sometimes his pursuit of perfection drove us all to personal battles but we've survived it, yeah . . . you know why.
GOD is STILL GOOD
Tamra's assault case against David was dismissed. That was a blow but we both had given it to Our Lord and are confident that He can get David better than the State of Texas, any day. So we have not suffered the crushing disappointment that could lead to other maladies. Actually trusting Our Lord with all our troubles has given us peace that can't and hasn't been achieved any other way. I figure 'cause don't no one love us like He does.
Somebody say A M E N
January 3rd - The Texans beat the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, I thought I would faint a few times! What a glorious game. That ended our FIRST WINNING SEASON!
Need to get some more things done in our new apartment . . . we'll have to catch up, Readers, I'll go see what you've been doing and maybe you'll have some clever comments this year!
BTW- I asked God to forgive my public blasting of Kenzie , I even forgave myself, but guess what? I failed to ask her!
Guess what else?
She already had! I sooooooo do not deserve her friendship -
Hey, don't agree so quickly
Yes, I still can be an A-1 derriere aperture.
Check out what the good old Presbyterians are doing lately, at the link below.
Hmmm . . . I'll bet you won't believe it, then again, whom am I kiddin'? I have such a diverse readership that you may consider that news item, trivia.
Scroll to the 2nd row and you'll see
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From the Politico
The night closed with the Gridiron Singers rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas, with gifts bestowed by a certain Ruth Limbaugh rather than the traditional “True Love.”
“On the first day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: A Marxist in a dead tree.
On the second day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Two tea-bag goons.
On the third day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Three hell-no's
On the fourth day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Four bawling Becks
On the fifth day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Five Sarah swoon-ins
On the sixth day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Six health care death squads
On the seventh day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Seven bug-eyed birthers
On the eight day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Eight Cheney boomlets
On the ninth day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Nine ACORN busters
On the tenth day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Ten thundering mossbacks
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: Eleven loony liberals
On the twelfth day of Christmas, Rush Limbaugh gave to me: twelve flaming liberals, hunted down in the wild and field dressed, medium well-done, seared on the fatty edges—“
And then Palin joined the chorus for the final line:
"Right next to the mashed potatoes," she sang.
Politics - Do you have a Love/Hate relationship with politics? Yeah . . . me too.
|Why are tiger and a baby seal similar?
They both get clubbed by Norwegians.