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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:39 pm

BeachGrandma wrote:Don, I meant to comment on your earlier post about outhouses needing side doors. One day when I was 9 years old and staying at Grandma's farm in Pennsylvania for the summer, I was sitting in the outhouse minding my own business :book2 when I suddenly felt the urge to MAKE a side door in the outhouse. :eyes There in the corner, not far from the only door in the outhouse sat a 140 foot snake, :orangeyes curled up, with his teeth bared :mrgreen: and his tongue flipping out, hissing and spitting at me. I was paralyzed :cry2 with understandable fear :shocked and looked for another exit. :helpwobble (The only one I saw was the other "sitting hole" beside me which wasn't really an option.) :redface2 It was then I decided all outhouses should have a second means of escape and if fear alone could serve as a tool, I had a chainsaw of energy at my disposal. :pirate2

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:shock: What happened next! Don't leave us dangling!!! Did you survive? Oh, my, uff da! :?: :!:
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Postby ready2go » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:20 pm

BeachGrandma wrote:Don, I meant to comment on your earlier post about outhouses needing side doors. One day when I was 9 years old and staying at Grandma's farm in Pennsylvania for the summer, I was sitting in the outhouse minding my own business :book2 when I suddenly felt the urge to MAKE a side door in the outhouse. :eyes There in the corner, not far from the only door in the outhouse sat a 140 foot snake, :orangeyes curled up, with his teeth bared :mrgreen: and his tongue flipping out, hissing and spitting at me. I was paralyzed :cry2 with understandable fear :shocked and looked for another exit. :helpwobble (The only one I saw was the other "sitting hole" beside me which wasn't really an option.) :redface2 It was then I decided all outhouses should have a second means of escape and if fear alone could serve as a tool, I had a chainsaw of energy at my disposal. :pirate2

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A 140 ft. long, hissing, spitting, snake with teeth? Me thinks you exaggerate a bit, but in the minds eye of a 9 year old....well.... :roll:

The closest thing I can remember about that subject is this true story:

Once I went to a Boy Scout campout along the Platt River in Nebraska. For our comfort and convenience, there were a couple of outhouses positioned along the outer edge of the camp area. As we were setting up our campsite, one of the scouts went in to use the facility. Within a minute we heard a blood curdling scream, the door exploded open, and the kid was making tracks out of there as quickly as he could while struggling to pull up his pants.

The brave scout leaders peeked inside to find a 4-5 foot long snake hanging from the rafters by its tail - its head about even with where the kid's head was located. I don't remember what kind of snake it was, but many of the kids didn't use the outhouse the whole week. :lol:

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:29 pm

Understandable, Don!

However, I'm surprised scouts didn't have to dig their own pit, trench, or etc., when out camping. When I did camp nurse coverage for scouts, I got myself a copy of their handbook, to read in my spare time, so I know they aren't required to use such luxurious accommodations as an outhouse. :lol: Rather like the military, we have training in such matters. :wink:
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Postby ready2go » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:51 pm

Edy wrote:Understandable, Don!

However, I'm surprised scouts didn't have to dig their own pit, trench, or etc., when out camping. When I did camp nurse coverage for scouts, I got myself a copy of their handbook, to read in my spare time, so I know they aren't required to use such luxurious accommodations as an outhouse. :lol: Rather like the military, we have training in such matters. :wink:


I have been on many Boy Scout camp-outs, and this was the only one that had an outhouse.

At all the other outings, the first duty in setting up camp was to dig a trench between two trees. Most of the time we had to chop through tree roots to make the trench deep enough. Then, we tied a sturdy log to the tree trunks above the trench to sit on. Usually there was a branch on the log to hold the paper supply. Result: a good open-air biffy.

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Postby Edy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:02 pm

Good scouting, Don. No need for a side door, either! 8)
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Postby ready2go » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:27 pm

Edy wrote:Good scouting, Don. No need for a side door, either! 8)


Care must be taken to not fall off the log seat. Wood slivers won't be the problem :shock:

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Postby ShayneThill » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:23 am

ready2go wrote:Just imagine if the rapture happened during a Sunday church service. In an instant all the redeemed, Bible believing folks who had declared with their mouth Jesus as Lord...had placed their trust in Him by faith alone... and had believed that God raised Him from the dead would suddenly disappear without warning.

Strewn about in the pews where they were sitting would be little piles of clothing, eye glasses, prothesic heart valves, hip joints, insulin pumps, pacemakers, screws from broken bone repairs, bandaids, wigs, and dozens of other things.

There would be immediate panic among all who were left behind because they were "Christian-in-name-only" and had never reached out to receive His salvation. Some Pastors are very likely to be among them.

That certainly would be a "Oh, oh...!" moment, for sure. :shock:
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Postby ready2go » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:25 am

ShayneThill wrote:
ready2go wrote:Just imagine if the rapture happened during a Sunday church service. In an instant all the redeemed, Bible believing folks who had declared with their mouth Jesus as Lord...had placed their trust in Him by faith alone... and had believed that God raised Him from the dead would suddenly disappear without warning.

Strewn about in the pews where they were sitting would be little piles of clothing, eye glasses, prothesic heart valves, hip joints, insulin pumps, pacemakers, screws from broken bone repairs, bandaids, wigs, and dozens of other things.

There would be immediate panic among all who were left behind because they were "Christian-in-name-only" and had never reached out to receive His salvation. Some Pastors are very likely to be among them.

That certainly would be a "Oh, oh...!" moment, for sure. :shock:
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It sounds horrible. I am afraid of black wigs for black women. Disgusting.


Wow! You dug deep for that post. IIRC, it's a couple of years old.

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Postby RiversidePeace » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:03 am

I'm back. We had a wonderful holiday and we're back rested and refreshed. I will try and work out how to add some pics here over the weekend.

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Postby BeachGrandma » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:37 pm


Welcome back, Chrissy and Welcome Shayne! Pull up a rocker on the porch and have some coffee.

My goodness, I didn't finish that outhouse story, I see. It ended rather unceremoniously with my screaming and my Grandpa, who was not too far away, came flying to my rescue. Unfortunately, the snake disappeared who knows where but I never saw it again.

While we're on the subject of outhouses, when I was a teenage, I was at camp one summer in upstate New York. It was primitive enough to only have outhouses. Every afternoon there was a church service and a great "Singspiration" in a huge, open pavilion. Everyone went to it. But one afternoon a young man was sitting in the outhouse on one of the 3 wooden cut-out seats listening to a women's trio from the pavilion which was just across a short grassy area from the outhouses. He didn't hear the workmen come up behind the outhouse carrying a firehose attached to a hydrant 50 feet away. They opened a small back door under the seats where the guy was sitting. Out came a huge blast of cold water intended to clean under the seats but it hit the guy full force right where he was sitting. He screamed bloody murder and ran out the door with his pants around his ankles into the open grassy area. His screams were heard in the open pavilion and people started pouring out and running to his aid. He had fallen with his pants still around his ankles, but the only thing hurt was his pride. (Giggle)
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While we're on the subject of outhouses, when I was a teenage, I was at camp one summer in upstate New York. It was primitive enough to only have outhouses. Every afternoon there was a church service and a great "Singspiration" in a huge, open pavilion. Everyone went to it. But one afternoon a young man was sitting in the outhouse on one of the 3 wooden cut-out seats listening to a women's trio from the pavilion which was just across a short grassy area from the outhouses. He didn't hear the workmen come up behind the outhouse carrying a firehose attached to a hydrant 50 feet away. They opened a small back door under the seats where the guy was sitting. Out came a huge blast of cold water intended to clean under the seats but it hit the guy full force right where he was sitting. He screamed bloody murder and ran out the door with his pants around his ankles into the open grassy area. His screams were heard in the open pavilion and people started pouring out and running to his aid. He had fallen with his pants still around his ankles, but the only thing hurt was his pride. (Giggle)
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Uff da! I thought it was only modern plumbing that over-flowed. :shock:

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Postby ready2go » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

I have an idea! The next time you are bored and looking for something to do when snowflakes are flying past your window, then, busy yourself by counting them. I'm serious here...

But, ya gotta be quick and there are no instant re-plays.

Ten-thousand forty-nine, ten-thousand fifty, ten-thousand fifty-one....thirty bazillion twenty-seven, thirty bazillion twenty-eight....ninety-three gazillion six, ninety-three gazillion seven....

Wait!!!

I forgot! Does gazillion come before bazillion? Or, is it the other way around?

Bummer! I might have to start again. It's gonna be a long day. :?

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Postby ready2go » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:07 pm

Hmmm! Nobody wants to come outside and play? :(

Well then....I'll just pick up my toys and go home! :x

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Postby Edy » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:53 pm

Don, it's too COLD outside to play. :brrr Just stick your nose out the door; I betcha even Betsy is looking for an alternative to having to go outside. The sun is shining, however, so we enjoyed a little "outing" to meet my niece (another veteran, she went to Defense Language School and served her time in Panama), and her little girl who is celebrating her tenth birthday, today. I don't know how my niece managed to have her baby born on Veterans' Day, but she did.

Applebee's has free meals all day, today, for veterans. When we went for supper, in a past year, the line was out the door and down the walk. Even meeting at 2 p.m., today, the place was pretty full.

I don't remember if I posted this here, or not, but the birthday girl's big sister is in China for the month of November. I knew Allegra was fluent in French, having spent her time in a French immersion grade school. But, I learned, today, that she had studied Chinese language in junior high! She found out about people working with abandoned and disabled children in China, saved her own money (teaching tennis and baby sitting) and went on her own to China (about the same time my niece Angie, the OB/Gyn doctor was enroute back to the states from Shanghai with her husband and two little girls; Angie's third baby is due in January, so they want to be home for the birth). Brave girl! I only dared stray far from home via the U.S. Army.

Anyway, Allegra's mom told us the people tell her that her Chinese is very good! Good thing, since the locals she is working with don't know any English! :P

So, that's how we spent our Veterans' Day.
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Postby ready2go » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:25 pm

Edy wrote:

Applebee's has free meals all day, today, for veterans. When we went for supper, in a past year, the line was out the door and down the walk. Even meeting at 2 p.m., today, the place was pretty full.



There is an Applebee's a few minutes away from my house. Occasionally I will phone in an order for pick-up at their "carside-to-go". They have a few things on the menu that are pretty good, but it's not one of my favorite restaurants. Locally, I prefer Axel's, Perkins, Leanne Chin's, and Famous Dave's.

However, if the meals are free at Applebee's on Vet's Day...then, it's all good. I'm not a Vet, so I don't know if ours was busy.

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