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Old 09-11-2017, 04:39 PM  
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Is that Spider solitaire? I play that a lot, but the graphic looks different.
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Flyover, I have no objection even if you do complain about the weeds. They are still weeds and they are in your yard. I wish I could figure out a way to keep the ones I have from growing back. I suspect I'd have to til the soil or something. Dog already re-dug one of the tunnels. I tried to get a picture but my phone decided to do an automatic update right then and turned in to a useless brick for the next hour.

Frodo, I love the paracord stuff you make. That is so awesome! Wish I had the patience and dexterity to do something like that. Love the kitty!

Speaking of kitties, the pregnant kitty we are fostering had her kittens. She gave birth to 6, but by the time my brother found them under the recliner, 2 were dead. He's afraid he may have killed one when he sat in the recliner-- not knowing the kittens were under there. I knew we were getting close to the kittens when the mother cat started growling at us and trying to distract us. I put the foot rest up to keep the chair from rocking and to allow better access to the kittens. I petted the mother while she was nursing so now she realizes it's ok to let us near the kittens. There is one solid black one in the litter so I just had to kidnap it briefly to show my mother. She immediately reached for it and held it up near her face and kissed it and didn't want to let it go, but it was hungry so I told her it needed to eat and she reluctantly gave it back.

I'd love to get the cat to move the kittens someplace safer-- I'm going to the store later to get some microfiber mats at Dollar Tree-- my cats love sleeping on them. and I'll have to see if I can convince her to move them in to a box with holes cut in it.

Right now I'm letting the cat have some space and am curled up with my shoulder cat and a lap cat.
It is easy Zanne
start out with a simple Cobra knot, with it you can make key chains and bracelets

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It is easy Zanne
start out with a simple Cobra knot, with it you can make key chains and bracelets

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Ooh! That is so cool! Maybe you could make a thread with that and show the stuff you are making. I think others would be interested in it and that way it wouldn't get lost in this thread.

The foster kitty that had kittens has moved her kittens to a cubbyhole on the desk my father and I built. I got some fuzzy rags from Dollar Tree and stuffed them in there and she loves them. I was wrong about there being an orange and white-- I confused that one with the calico. So there's a solid black, a calico, a gray and white (looks just like the mother), and a black and white. The black one is a male and we named him Yasuke (which is the name of the first black Samurai). If we keep the calico, I'm thinking of naming her Hatshepsut. The lady vet at the office has trouble saying some of the names and always looks forward to us giving the kitties strange names.

Meanwhile, guy who cut the weeds has offered to cut down trees in the chicken yard, but doesn't know how much to charge. He asked what Mom was willing to pay. She has no idea. So, we asked him what he thinks would be fair. Most of them are relatively slim trees, but there are a LOT of them. We don't want to rip him off, but my mother is also somewhat miserly.

On a side note, my sleuthing efforts and calling the DA's office worked. The felon on the run that robbed my friend is now in jail.

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Zanne, Our Mamma cat just had a litter, she had 4 and 2 died

they are white with yellow strips

she is a wild barn cat, and will not let us get close to her babies
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Zanne, Our Mamma cat just had a litter, she had 4 and 2 died

they are white with yellow strips

she is a wild barn cat, and will not let us get close to her babies
Aww. Sorry to hear some of them died. I hope the others will survive.
This cat, Daisy, sort of growls at me, but I've been bringing her treats and petting her so she's calmed down. She won't let the father of the babies come near though-- and he's lonely. He doesn't understand why she's not his friend anymore. Hopefully she'll be nicer to him when the kittens get older.
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Ooh! That is so cool! Maybe you could make a thread with that and show the stuff you are making. I think others would be interested in it and that way it wouldn't get lost in this thread.

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LOL...been there done that
I was a mod on a paracord forum, Till the owner decided I needed to be a paying contributor.
I took offense to that Idea.
I figure giving my time and knowledge, not being paid for it
entitles me to be considered a contributor.
I DAMN sure am not going to pay him to volunteer

nuff said on that subject
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Awe, come on Frodo...we'll give you a discount.....
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LOL...been there done that
I was a mod on a paracord forum, Till the owner decided I needed to be a paying contributor.
I took offense to that Idea.
I figure giving my time and knowledge, not being paid for it
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I DAMN sure am not going to pay him to volunteer

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They wanted you to pay them to share your info on how to do stuff-- Wow... WTF? What is wrong with people?
It should have been the other way around. People should have been offering to pay you for your information. That is just so... assbackwards.

Meanwhile, got an urgent call from my friend who's fixing his house up. Roof was worse than he thought and there was a big gaping hole in his kitchen roof/ceiling. He needed help getting some stuff to repair it. So, I went in, and fortunately Honda designed the Ridgeline to have the wheel wells spaced just right to slide in plywood boards so fit nice and snug (but not too snug). While at the store, I reminded him that I have a nail gun he could borrow. He called back later (after I went home) and asked if he could come pick up the nail gun (well, was sending a mutual friend to get it-- someone we both trust). It's the friend who's been cutting the weeds in my yard. Our riding mower wasn't working so we told him he could have it if he could fix it. He's using it instead of his old John Deere one now. Apparently when he shifted in to higher gear, the front wheels just about came up off the ground. LOL.

He's also going to find some people to look at the barn and figure out what it would take to salvage the good parts and prevent more of it from collapsing and then we can see if there is an estimate for repair or at least demo on the parts that are making the good parts collapse. He had fun looking around in the barn to see the old junk in there.
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