Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Up, down and all around!


Hubei Province in China:  The world's longest sightseeing escalator. Tourists were seen standing on the 688-metre long escalator which takes 18 minutes to complete a trip. The attraction opened during National Day holiday on October 1, 2016

The shortest one in the world:

This escalator is in the basement of More's Department Store in Kawasaki, Japan.
 There are only 5 steps.

Don't know if I would ride on this one:
(Would probably get a nosebleed)!

The Shanghai spiral escalator


Today's funny :o)

Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza?
No sir, it's Google Pizza
I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.
 No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month
OK. I would like to order a pizza.Do you want your usual, sir?
According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large
pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meat balls on a thick crust.
OK! That’s what I want …May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten free thin crust?
What? I detest vegetables
Your cholesterol is not good, sir.
How the hell do you know?
 Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records.  We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.
 Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza!  I already take medication for my cholesterol.
 Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drugsale Network, 4 months ago.
 I bought more from another drugstore.
 That doesn’t show on your credit card statement.
 I paid in cash.
 But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.
 I have other sources of cash.
 That doesn’t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law.
 I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you.
 Enough already! I'm sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the others. I'm going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me.
 I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first.  It expired 6 weeks ago......

Mushrooms and other stuff.....

So many new ones sprouting all over Coopville! It sure has been a rainy Summer!

Pretty soon the whole tree stump will be covered with 'em!

This one had a little bowl on top of it:

All this one needs is a toad!

This one is pretty:

Lettuce growing on the front steps:


Betty is molting, too:

A leaf with a spooky 'face':


My new stove was delivered yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!

The one I am using is from 1979 and is the original one that came with the house.
The oven and broiler NEVER worked right .- Grrrr!
 It's hard wired, so the electrician is coming today to put in a new plug.

It was hard to find an electric stove with the dials in the front. Most have them on the back. Cannot tell you how many times I've burned my arm reaching over the stove top to turn the burners off with that old, junky stove! 
Can hardly wait to try out that oven!!!


Monday, August 28, 2017

When chickens fly.....

A big H/T to Donna for sending!!

**** Volume Alert!!  *****

Some advanced chicken feeding skills demonstrated on a farm in southwest China's Guizhou

An amateur video shot on August 14 showing hundreds of hungry chickens flying down a hill together in southwest China has been entertaining netizens on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter.

The brood of free-range chickens in Tongren, Guizhou Province has learned that it is feeding time when farm owner Luo Haitao blows his whistle, reported Pear Video, a Chinese digital news platform.

Luo Haitao explained to Pear Video that the chickens need to fly up to different hills in order to graze, with some flying particularly high.

Guizhou is a mountainous province and the city of Tongren is known for its tobacco planting and agriculture.

Most chicken breeds can fly about 20 metres if motivated, but they are not strong in the air as their body weight is too heavy for their wings.

Who says chickens can't fly! Hundreds of fowls whiz through the air after their owner blows his whistle to gather the flock
Video footage was recorded on August 14 in China's Guizhou province
The farmer uses a whistle to call the animals over so he can feed them
Hundreds of chickens can be seen flying in the air towards the farmer


Today's funny :o)

The Queen of egg layers and other stuff...

... Old Maude sure is a trooper! Look at the size of her egg compared to Thelma's!!!

(OUCH - that must have hurt)!

And it was a double yolker, too!

Outside the bedroom window:

Didn't feel like cooking yesterday, So we went to pick up a pie. This is a very short walking distance from Coopville:

Coming back the sky was an odd color - glad I took the camera along:

Then it just became bright again!

More moo-moos:

No left over pie crust for the gang - I ate everything*....



Saturday, August 26, 2017

At the Hop!

The Channels!

The closer you are
The brighter, the stars in the sky
And darling, I realize
You're the one in my life for
My heart skips a beat every time
You and I meet my life, my love, my dear
I can't defeat that yearning deep
In my heart to have only you
When I first saw you
I did adore you any others beware
And then you went away but now you're back to stay
And my love for you grows stronger every day
The closer you are
The brighter, the flames in my heart
And darling, we'll never part
We'll always be in love
When I first saw you
I did adore you any others beware
And then you went away but now you're back to stay
And my love for you grows stronger every day
The closer you are
The brighter, the flames in my heart
And darling, we'll never part
We'll always be in love
Whoa, in love, whoa, in love

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday Night Steam

 A nice little video of  Big Boy 4006. Enjoy a tour of the cab!

Video by: RamblinAround

1941 Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive #4006

More info here:

Today's funny :o)

H/T to Donna!


Yesterday in Coopville....

Early morning damn deer. About two dozen go through the yard every day, jump
the rock wall and head across the road.

The gang eating breakfast:

Paid a visit to my favorite neighbors. The heard the Cheerios bag rattle!

This mare is named "India", and the grey is named "Bella".
(She is my favorite)

Watching me leave with my bag of treats:

Hubby digging out another stump:

He still has this one to do and

this one:

A really crooked tree!

The house:

Smooshed bear poop. Took this pic looking down from the deck. The bear has been 
 hanging around a lot lately

Tiny, tiny tomatoes are growing!

A really neat bug:

And finally,y the gang enjoying a watermelon snack!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Big boys and their little toys!

Oldest son is into tractor pulls here in Joisey and New York and PA :

He paid $50.00 for a 1970 broken, rusted Wheel Horse and turned it into this:

He stripped and rebuilt the whole thing - right down to the nuts and bolts:

It took almost a year of his spare time.

He always brings home a winning ribbon or trophy!

This is not him, but just a YouTube video of what they are like:

Sometime young son will race his other tractor, too! Hubby also tags 
along when they are close to home!


Today's funny :o)

I think I've replied to all your nice comments from the past few days - if I have missed any, please let me know! Thank you for your patience!! 


The new, super-duper fast modem:

Yeah...right  :o(

This is how dark it got in Coopville during the eclipse:


But the temperature DID drop10 degrees:

From this.....

.... and this, we got:


Lots and lots of taters!

Woodstock and Snoopy ones, too!  LOL!

The cukes are starting to get big:

'Ol turkey neck Charlie keeps watch over Coopville:

The poor boy is just a mess during this molting - maybe because he is older...