Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday and Sunshine

The sermon was good, as always, but it sure is terrifying to think about all that is coming faster and faster at us due to the lack of any government responsibility or common sense in our nation.  I don't see how we can survive another two years of O's insane policies!  Yep, you are right.  I AM a conservative of the worst kind -- the "Christian" kind.  I long for One Nation Under God again like back in the "olden days" when I was a child and the worst catastrophe in the classroom was some kid chewing gum.

I am worn out!  I have been trying all day long to redo the header of my blog so it has a picture of Jackie (my puppy) in it.  Blogger does NOT make it easy to make a header to start with.  It took me forever to make the first one.  I may work on it some more tomorrow if I get in the mood.

Other than that,
Jerry has gone to Oklahoma City all by himself for the Pet Scan and Heart Scan he has to have tomorrow.  I wanted to go with him, but he said he didn't want to haul our entire "zoo" up there, and he is going to come back home tomorrow afternoon.  Now, that MAY or MAY NOT happen, but either way, I am home alone with the puppy who is now giant-size, and the two cats, one of them being a pure PITA since Jackie came to live with us.

You saw the cut on my wrist Barney gave me didn't you?

It looked a lot worse when he first gouged me.

Jackie has been here for a whole week now.  You think Barney would GET OVER IT!

Bootsy, the other cat, is fine.  He doesn't throw his legs around Jackie's neck and purr or anything, but he doesn't snarl and make ugly faces either.

He just looks at her and walks sideways.

Jerry had a pretty hard week, but he is improving now.  Something in the array of drugs makes his jaws and his stomach hurt.  Something else makes his whole body swell a lot.  He couldn't get his shoes on at one point.  He had to wear his flip-flops for days.

I did make some more jewelry.  I found a you tube video showing 12 in 1 chain mail, so I decided to try it.
I'm not sure my jump rings were the exact right size, but I used what I had.

I figured out yesterday morning that I had lost all of my Itunes on this computer when it crashed and Jerry had to reload the operating system.  I knew I could download them all again, so I spent some time doing that.  BUT THEN, I discovered that one of my two really cheap "free" speakers wasn't working.  I walked around to where the mass of tangled wires are behind this desk, and I found the wires going into the speakers.  And because this is the only thing I know how to do to fix speakers, I WIGGLED the wires.  Sure enough!  When I wiggled one way, the speaker worked.  When I wiggled the other way, it didn't.

I decided I would just toss them and order a new set, and as I was fixing lunch, I informed my husband of the whole issue.  He informed me that I WAS NOT going to order new speakers.  He was going to FIX THE BROKEN ONES.

To make a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery loooooooooooooooooong story short, he spent about 4 hours working on the broken speakers.  Then we waited all night for the fancy glue/epoxy stuff to dry that he had driven 16 miles to get at the hardware store along with a soldering gun.  He came up this morning to connect the FIXED speakers, and guess what???????????????  They were still broken!

I got my laptop out while waiting for church to start, and I found a pair of speakers for $15 at Amazon.  I told Jerry I would just order them.


I better let HIM look at those before I buy them.  I kid you not.  Jerry spent the next TWO HOURS looking at speakers -- all the reviews on them -- the specifications and whatever else he could find.  He came to me at one point and asked if I could MOVE A SEWING MACHINE to put a subwoofer on my table.  WHAT!?  You have GOT to be kidding, says me!  All I need is two little speakers!

But Joy!  These are only $200 and they have 500 Watts of something or other and the sound would be really great.  And NOT ONLY THAT, there is an EXTRA little box that you put by your mouse so you don't have to reach ALL THE WAY TO THE SPEAKER to turn the sound up and down.

Are you believing this?????????????????

Finally, he agreed to get me a set that was about $40, I think.  I'm sure they will sound super terrific compared to the broken ones I've been using for a very long time.  And the sewing machine is staying where it is!

Gotta get.  Jackie is outside.  The last time I checked on her she had a gardening tool in her mouth.  You know the one that has the 3 rounded hooks at the end of it?  She had one of the hooks in her mouth and was swinging the thing around.

Yesterday, she dug a bunch of dirt out of one of our flower pots.  Jerry wasn't too happy about that.  I told Jerry she was just trying to help us by getting the dead plant out of it, but he didn't buy that at all.

She seems to have a real knack for gardening, lol!

Hugs, Joy


  1. I swear Roger and Jerry are twins! Roger does the exact same stuff when I say something is broken. First he tries to fix it and winds up spending more than I was going to spend to replace it and then he gets carried away with what he is going to do to replace it. Especially, when it comes to anything electronic. I wanted a CD player; nothing big and grand, just something small and SIMPLE. He buys me one for my birthday or Christmas; it is a six CD exchanger and he hooked it up to the stereo system that I never have been able to figure out how to use, but it doesn't matter, because if I did figure out how to use it, he would change the way it works. I never use it. I just wanted something small for the kitchen, not something for the whole house. Its the thought that counts; isn't it?
    It sounds like you won't need a gardener. Miss Jackie will take care of all that for you. You just need to teach her to plant and water and you will be set. You can just sit in your swing and direct her what to do with the gardening.

    Hugs, Phylly

  2. You're correct, the 12-in-2 is a bit loose but it looks gorgeous! Are you familiar with ? It takes awhile to get the hang of how to find things, but many of the weaves in their library have tutorials and they all give ring size specifications. Also, I can't recommend Spider's videos highly enough if you want to go all out learning chain maille -

    The speaker story is a hoot. It's a "guy thing" for sure!


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