Monday, August 21, 2017


Having computer problems .... Had to re-set the laptop to saved setting on a restore - cannot find half of my files or my photos - and don't ask me where my games went - will be back tomorrow or Wednesday....

How the hell do you get rid of that "Cortana" thingy that keeps popping up???? And why do my news web sites take sooooo long to load - I get a white, blank screen with grey stripes on the top and bottom  before it finally loads!  (Even my Kindle isn't working right. Won't show comments on WZ, BB and IOTW - Agrrrrrrrrr)!

 Upgraded internet service through the cable company - they were here Saturday with a new super-duper modem - supposed to be super lightning fast.  Ha-Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I'm grumpy as hell. And getting too old for this cr@p.....)


Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Night Steam

Found these wonderful videos of old movie outtakes of steam engines!

Posted by: Steve Lerro
Various scenes of men working on steam locomotive parts in a repair facility. VIews of wheels, installing white hot rivets, and crank assembly. Locomotive being moved through train yard. Southern Pacific trains seen. Steam blowing through entire body of engine. Conductors riding train down track. Closeup of wheels turning as train picks up speed. Three train racing down track.

and another one posted by Steve Lerro::

Scenes include engineers oiling three B&M steam locomotives, three steam locomotives driving on parallel tracks through rail yard, and view from another train. Two locomotives pass camera, view of wheels/crank of running locomotive. Scenes of locomotives accelerating/decelerating. An unidentified man speaks about political conditions in Haiti. The railroad engine numbers are 4002, 4003, 4021.

These were so much fun to watch!  You never, ever realize just how huge those engine were!

(Just liked this GIF......)


Today's funny :o)

The Job application....

Murphy applied for a fork lift operator post at a famous Irish firm based in Dublin . A Norwegian applied for the same job and since both applicants had similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test and led to a quiet room with no interruptions by the Manager.
When the results were in, both men had scored 19 out of 20.
The manager went to Murphy and said, "Thank you for coming to the interview, but we've decided to give the Norwegian the job."

Murphy, "And why would you be doing that? We both got 19 questions correct.

This being Ireland and me being Irish surely I should get the job."
Manager, "We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you got wrong."
Murphy, "And just how would one incorrect answer be better than another?"
Manager "Simple; on question number 7 the Norwegian wrote down,
"I don't know".

You put down, "Neither do I".


Lets go for a ride!

Yesterday was garbage day,  so we loaded up the truck!

Can't forget to get a pic of cows!


... lots and lots of sweet Jersey corn!

Interesting windows on an old house:

The town  of Lafayette repaired the silo and painted it!

And it even has a steam train!

The back of the silo:

Old farm equipment on display:

Must get to walk through there some day


An old barn:

And another:

Almost home!

Thanks for joining us!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Need a new road?

Just call these guys!

Mesmerizing aerial footage captures the sight of a road crew laying asphalt on a dirt road in Western Australia

(Video by: Rahul Kumar)


Today's funny :o)

H/T to Wild River!  :o)

Damn deer and other stuff

Charlie trying to lure the girls into his love nest.....

I chased him out of there... Just look at how he is giving me the evil eye!!!!!!!

Boy, WAS he  angry  pissed - he stomped off in a huff!  LOL!

A pretty fern:

Cucumber flowers:

The dogwood leaves are turning color already:

Just a pretty cloud:


Monday, August 14, 2017

Springing into action!!!


 A big H/T to Terry for sending me the video - he knows I just love this stuff!

(and kudos to the setup  machinist)!


Today's funny :o)

State Fair!

Hubby and I went to the State Fair yesterday. Seniors are always admitted free on the last day!

The day was absolutely perfect!

It's only a 10 minute ride from Coopville and there was plenty of parking when we arrived at 10AM:

The rides were just getting set up for the day:

There were no crowds yet and it was easy to walk around ( but that didn't last!) 

An antique peanut roasting machine:

Lots and lots of old machines:

Kids could practice "milking" this cow - when they pulled on the utters, it mooed!

So true......


This was cute - push a button and the chickens would sing:

Unfortunately, most of the livestock went home Saturday night.  :o(

Real, live feather dusters:

A steam train - made by hand:

Beautiful quilts:

Starting to get crowded:

A cute kiddie ride:

Trick riding:

We spent three hours walking around and visiting all the exhibits. And we had a good time, too!