KBratnTex

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 621 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    A moment of “Thank You” for our fallen armed forces.
    Got up at 7 am. Was so happy to see the beautiful sunshine. Just humming and getting ready to go out as soon as the dew melted off. By 7:30, it had disappeared. Looks like the bottom will fall out at any moment….which is what was predicted. I may have to get in the truck and just drive around a little bit. Not sure I can stand one more day stuck in here where the salt has turned to liquid in the shakers and the floors all feel so icky, I’ve given up going barefoot.
    On a good note, my new wind chimes continue to be soothing with their sweet, deep tones tossing about in the gentle breeze of the moment.
    The veggie plants are just sitting there…not dying and not growing. I think I will see if a little more fertilizer will help. However, I’m not looking for any improvement without some sunshine to warm and encourage them.
    Stewart, wishing you safe travels.
    Dave, sounds like ya’ll could use some sunshine, too.
    Sherry, my grandmother always had lilacs. She love every growing thing, so she had a little of everything.
    Tigsy, I’m good with the flooding. If it ever gets up in my house, we will all be in big trouble! I promised I would never cry “uncle” on the rain, but …. my pizza pan continues to rust at an alarming rate! LOL Does your son live in the flooded areas?
    Have a nice day! KB


    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good afternoon. Woke up rain. Beginning to think the sun has retired. I may have to just learn to mow in the rain. I’m still trying so hard to hold my tongue and not complain about the rain, but…………my pizza pan is STILL rusting! ;)
    Marcia, no flooding for me. If it gets high enough to flood me out, we are ALL in big trouble. LOL Every time you turn on the tv there is more. Just feeling sorry for so many loosing everything. Plus, I bet most don’t even qualify for flood insurance.
    My party went well. I decided not to try cooking outside and was I ever glad. The bottom fell out just as I was ready to begin. I have a huge electric skillet and it cooked everything at once, so it was easy and hassle free for me. We all knew we had a nice time visiting by how late they stayed. Hehehe
    John came the other day and broke up those columns from the old patio. I’d sure like to get that hauled out before I mow, but he said his cart would just get stuck and I know it’s true. Even if the sun comes out, I’m not sure the mower wouldn’t get stuck. I might just switch from thinking about mowing to taking a nap. LOL
    Hope you are having a wonderful Lord’s Day! KB


    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Woke up early, so just got busy on stuff for my party this afternoon. Now I’ve already had a nap. LOL Supposed to rain off and on all day, so think I’ll just cook the burgers in the house so I don’t have to worry about getting rained out. Cooker probably full of water anyway. LOL
    Brenda, yes. In fact, we’ve already broke every record….ever….for the most rainfall in a month. Soooo many places are flooded. But this thing has been so bad for so long, I’m not hearing very much complaining. I noticed we made nation news the other day for having such extremes.
    Leann, if I wasn’t living in a swamp and it hadn’t been drizzling, I’d have been right behind your neighbor.
    Neighbor used 2 bottles of fire started on what was left his blown down storage building. It did start raining again, but the fire was so big, it was ok. All I can say is I hope he has a plan for how he’s going to clean all those nails out of his lawn.
    Break time over.
    Respect, remembrance and prayers for all those who gave the ultimate to keep our nation safe. KB


    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Stewart, enjoy your shopping.
    Dave, we had more rain earlier. Flooding everywhere. Thankful I’m on high foundation.
    Marcia, always exciting when new stuff arrives.
    Tigsy, glad you will be getting a break from work for a bit.
    Leann, enjoy your trip and visiting with your friends.
    Mary, I admit I envy your sunshine. It’s been sooo long here.
    Red, I feel your pain. However, I brought one of the elec. heaters back in and have had it on for 3 days.
    Brenda and Snow, I know you 2 are off somewhere working too hard!
    Have a good day all. KB


    • This reply was modified 5 days, 10 hours ago by KBratnTex KBratnTex.
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Thanks for the good thoughts. I am fine…now that the laundry is done. LOL
    We’re chilly again today. As bad as I hate the thought of still running a heater in the middle of May, I am glad to have relief from the storms for a couple of nights. However, they say the weekend could be mean. :(
    On the good side, I got some things accomplished here in the house that I have put off for way too long. Working on another installment of that today. Maybe I’ll be ready to go outside and stay when it warms back up and not feel guilty about what is not finished in the house. Yeah! I wish it would warm back up and dry out some so I could finally get the weed killer sprayed. The patio is just a mess. Need to give it a good spiffing up. I want to take out the bed across the front of the house. There’s still plenty to do to make the garage summer ready(as in, clean it up! LOL). Gosh, the list is just endless. I’m gonna go now. This “to do” list is starting to depress me. Hehehe
    Have a good day! KB


    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good morning. Just happy to be here after last night. It was like living in a cartoon…the double windows here in the den were literally bending in and then bending out. I’m thinking only divine intervention could have kept them in. There is a garage over here by me this morning. It was living across the street yesterday. Not sure what it did to his vehicles, but his trees are a wreck. Plus, the storage building it got 2 weeks ago and he and his son finished tearing down and piling….needs piling again. Tornadoes were touching down and creating havoc all around us. I’m sure this was one that just didn’t quite get down far enough to clean the ground. First it blew the lawn furniture on the patio(east side)then the west and south. I haven’t done a tour of town because it’s too chilly out right now.
    Mary, I’m definitely one of those tartar sauce girls. LOL
    Tigsy, I don’t know our high, but from how it feels now….not warm enough for me!
    Brenda, don’t forget to take breaks! You work like I used to. Sounds silly, I guess, but wish I was still able to put in a good day’s work. I miss it and the feeling of accomplishment.
    Steep, it’s not comfortable for me to work outside unless it is at least 80°. It’s 58° now and I’m going to need to trade these shorts for long pants. LOL
    Dave, I think the storms and heavy rains are knocking my blooms off as soon as they happen. UGH
    Stewart, I hate not getting my beauty rest! ;)
    Sherry, hope you are having lots of fun!
    Have a good day! KB


    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good morning. Another of my sleepless nights. I was so sure the Melatonin was working. Guess not.
    I should at least mow the front and back yard before the storms come, but I’m just rung out. Now I don’t even have to feel guilty because my sister called and needs me to go let a repairman in here house. You can’t let a sister down, right?! ;)
    The air weighs a ton today. The humidity and whatever else readings that make it so heavy are rampant this week. It affects my breathing greatly. UGH
    Social security lady is coming by today with more paperwork. Thank goodness for the help. I just could not manage this on my own since the heart attack. She says she is paid thru a grant from Walmart. Who knew?! I would be lost without her help.
    Hope all is going well with Sherry on her trip. Have fun!!
    Leroy, I’ve had a jasmine for years and it is still the same size as when planted. It blooms but I have to get on my knees to smell it. LOL
    Mary, I’ve just past the time of having to sweep my front sidewalk from the green mess falling from my trees.
    Stewart, hope we get to see pics of the car soon.
    LeeAnn, so sorry to hear about your mom. It’s tough, for sure.
    Dave, I sure understand living in mud. We are supposed to have another week of rain and storms.
    Marcia, we are doing the back stroke around here. My tomatoes are just sitting there with no sun and too much moisture.
    Fred, enjoy your trip.
    Margba, good to hear from you this fine morning.
    Have a great day. KB


    in reply to: Leann – Condolences #5411655 Report Abuse
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    My sincere condolences. So sorry to hear this sad news.


    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Thank you for thinking of me, Margba! I am soggy, but in one piece. All of the bad stuff just scraped along our western most edge. We just had lots of rain, thunder and lightening most of the night. I was so thankful last nite watching all of it unfold on tv, but even more by the light of day and the havoc being reported. Prayers for those affected.
    Sherry, love the anticipation of an adventure!
    Mary, have fun at the play and with the girls!
    Tigsy, same thing here with my right hip and morning meds….except I have to eat first or get sick. They say getting old is not for sissies and I am sure finding that out. LOL
    I do the side by side screens if I have time to comment on yesterday’s post or if my post is long and I want to check on who posts while I am typing.
    Need to get busy. Enjoy this wonderful Lord’s Day. KB


    in reply to: The Potting Shed Saturday 16:05:15 #5410298 Report Abuse
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Wow, I’m not used to so many things to handle. Storms blew off some tin on my shop building roof. It’s on the other side and it was a while before I noticed. By then, the leak had caused about a 2′X2′ hunk of the ceiling to fall. No way I can fix it, but I had to move everything on that side to high ground. Then I had to crawl over to get out. LOL
    Had elec. go off/on so many times in less than a minute, it really messed up my electronics. I was sitting right here when it happened(no storm at the time), but it was just so quick. UGH, it seemed like it had fried this machine. Did finally get it back online when I realized it had reset itself back to the settings when it was new. Not good, but I can read and reply, so it’ll have to do till I can get the poor old dawg to the fix-it man.
    Finished up cooking my 8th head of cabbage last night. All are in the freezer! Yeah/Whew! I was given twice that many, but I gave my neighbor half. If I hadn’t been so pooped, I would have made a big meatloaf and some smashed taters and made homemade tv dinners. ;)
    Storms/tornadoes are supposed to be back around 3pm today. I only have one squash plant left and I guess this round is after my one little tomato. The mowing is just knocking on the door of needing it done. I probably should be out doing that before the storm…but I’m gonna risk it clearing up one of these days.
    Have a great day! KB


    in reply to: the potting shed monday may 11 2015 #5407853 Report Abuse
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good morning. Gee, it’s nearly 10 am and still in the 50s. Did I miss something? This IS May, right?! Scratching my head.
    Neighbor calls and asks me to ride with her to Montague. Sure, no problem. Ten minutes she calls back and says need to change until tomorrow. Ok, fine by me. I check email and social security lady says she is coming by at 1 pm to bring paperwork. Then, she sends another that she can’t come until tomorrow. LOL What a morning and I didn’t even get out of my chair!! I guess tomorrow will be like dodge ball…IF they both stand firm on those plans. Hehehe
    This looks to be the only day of sunshine again this week, so I really need to be in the yard. I suppose by the time I get all of the debris from the storms gathered up, I will know if the mower will get stuck or not. It is, of course, much too wet, but I surely don’t want to face what it will be after another week of rain and no mowing. UGH
    I noticed I have my first baby tomato, but the hail/flooding got one of my squash vines. My BIL is already picking ripe tomatoes and I’m hoping for some sharing one of these days.
    Marcia, everything is looking delicious. Hope little Annabelle will be feeling better real soon.
    Mary, your begonias sound pretty. Flooding is everywhere around us right now and the rest of this week is supposed to be more and more rain. So many roads washed out and dams giving way. It’s so wonderful to have this awful drought broken, but the storms are quite intense. One of the many tornadoes hit my cousin’s house.
    Brenda, the storms have plastered my truck one day with blown leaves and then washed them off in another storm the next. LOL Gosh, I wish you could kick back and rest once in a while.
    Tigsy, are you resting your ears today? ;) Wouldn’t it be hard to live without a phone?!!!
    Leroy, hope you manage to work in a little time for just resting.
    Sherry, not much going on here, either. Am ready to go out and start the clean-up and hope to be able to mow later. High is only supposed to be in the 70s, so it may not dry out much.
    Dave, we are getting today off from rain. It’s been a long time.
    Need to get some laundry done before I go out. Have a great day. KB


    in reply to: the potting shes sunday may 10 2015 #5407376 Report Abuse
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good morning all. Happy Mother’s Day!
    Enjoy this special Lord’s Day. KB


    in reply to: Saturday! Potting Shed 5/9/15 #5407092 Report Abuse
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good morning. Went to bed with storms and heavy rain….woke up to same….again. Sweet birds still sing between storms. One more day of this they say is on the way.
    Both salads sound yummy. Prayers for Yolanda.
    Hope there is sunshine in your day. Kathy


    in reply to: the potting shed friday may 8 2015 #5406772 Report Abuse
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good morning. The sun is trying to peek thru. It shows it’s face for a bit most every day and then the rain and storms take back over. I’ve lived in tornado alley my whole life and not easily excited, but night before last was even scary for me. Wow!! I’m so thankful to still have my trees. So many blew over in town. Looking out my doors and windows, you’d think I lived in the middle of a lake. Speaking of lakes, some are finally making some recovery. I’m NOT complaining, but it’s supposed to last 3 more days and my weeds are way too happy! LOL All of the rain and storms are waking my memories of what is usual for our spring.
    Dryer buzzing, gotta run. Have a great day! Kathy


    in reply to: potting shed wed may 12 #5405909 Report Abuse
    KBratnTex
    KBratnTex
    Participant

    Good morning. Rain and storms again last nite. Was over cast and gray all day yesterday and the same today. Looks like the same all week.
    Wesley was here Monday and we had such a fun day. He wanted to trim trees. I guess I have created a chopping monster. LOL I just can’t believe how much a 4 yr. old can do, IF, he is interested.
    Pawpaw took him to meet mom yesterday morning because his fever was 102+ the night before. Everybody needs their mama when they are sick and we wanted him to be able to see his reg. pediatrician, if needed.
    Got excellent report from Dr. G yesterday. Don’t even need to see him for 6 mos. He says keep up the good work. Now the family can’t frown on me for mowing and working in the yard! ;)
    Need to get off and get ready to go. Teresa called and asked if I wanted to ride down with her and visit with her mom while she takes her dad to dr. appt. It will be the first time I’ve seen them since they went to assisted living. Looking forward to seeing how they are doing.
    Have a great day. Kathy


Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 621 total)