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Posted: 05:14PM Mar 17, 2017
froggyggAusmod
Magical Sorceress Frog
Posts: 9611

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 01:51PM May 19, 2017
froggyggAusmod
Magical Sorceress Frog
Posts: 9611

Where is everybody? Come on, be random!



SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 05:20PM May 19, 2017
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2151

Random spamdom! Today, after basically retiring from business last December; I finally finished my LAST obligation to my contracting business... short of family abusing me...I mean, family asking for my help on their projects. Feels good! I get home and my wife asks me to look at a piece of property on Realtor.com in Glendale. Sticker price is a little of $4 million... open house on Sunday. We may go and I might wear a pair of my jeans with the knees gone from the material. Do you think they would take us seriously?

After viewing it, she told me it was built by Roy Disney... hmmm, must explain the pirate theme children's play area???


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 11:22PM May 19, 2017
fishmedAusmod
Papa Fish
Posts: 2271

Random is knowing that you wore two different shoes and not caring.
Random is the colors of a rainbow shining through your sunroof.
Random is watching 3 year olds play.
Random is who a dog fancies and who they do not.

Random is...


I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
Posted: 11:39PM May 19, 2017
vlermaAus
Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Randy, as a retired contractor, every house you go to view, you will always do so with the eyes looking and seeing what the normal man would never see. and you will find your mind thinking "Man if I had done this I would have . . . . ." Can't be helped, but here is a thought or question you can ask yourself. Is it your mind controlling your eyes or your eyes controlling you mind?

In a sense I am hobbled in the same manner. I cannot walk into a home without looking at it with the eyes of an appraiser, not as a real estate appraiser, but as a tax assessor. I spent too many years figuring out square foot, when the house was built, how many bedrooms, bathrooms, heating and cooling systems, flooring, basement, garage, attached or detached, other out buildings, plus lot size. Our town has house tours for flower gardens and such in the spring and I have a hard time not stepping off the outside footage or at Christmas time the Women's Club has tours of the interior Christmas Decorations. I can be thoroughly enjoying how the poinsettias are woven on the stair banister and suddenly I am looking at the neat little storage cupboard and drawers worked into the staircase riser, or checking out the fireplace to see if it truly a fire burning one or just a gas log.

I don't know how to break myself of this ability that I used to make a living for my family for so many years. I just know at this point in my life it has become a curse. What is even worse is when the hostess catches me with that appraiser look in my eyes. In Nebraska the assessor makes an appointment to view every home in their county. Of course there are some people who would refuse to let us in. In that case their property always got put into a higher class which could wind up causing an equalization hearing and you had to have your p's and q's in a row to substantiate your findings.

Oh well that has been enough about the reason I always smiled at whoever stepped up to my counter. Not that I was a joker, but I knew people didn't like to pay taxes and I found if I met them with a smile they would usually smile back at me when they left my office. Such is the life of an assessor.


The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 12:33AM May 20, 2017
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2151

Grayma... yes, it is a curse in some ways. I walked into my friends house today... and I will try and be short here. It WAS his older brothers who passed away about 3 years ago from Diabetes. His brother was not only a hoarder (not trash hoarder, a hoarder of things that actually would have value if sold); but was not very good about updating his home. In this rear room of the house at the back door. was a sub panel with romexes coming out of the top, through the wall and into the attic.

I looked at him and back to the crummy wiring and he knew what I was looking at. I just said it slowly and without being critical... what I saw was unsafe, but not necessary a fire hazard. He knew where I was coming from and said once he got his brother's house cleaned out totally, he did want to deal with this situation. Luckily, I will not be involved and he knows that.

I have always looked at friends and families wiring situations and determine if I should say something or not. But I know if I say something, I may be tapped on the shoulder to do something... so I only say something if I think it is unsafe; not just illegal. Legality of things is based on codes that are based on safety; not necessarily on things that are OKAY as long as they are not damaged. Trust me, in my friend's situation; the house can not be sold without corrections. He lives alone now... doubt he would put a nail through one of these wires to cause a real problem. HE does KNOW it!


"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 04:34PM May 27, 2017
froggyggAusmod
Magical Sorceress Frog
Posts: 9611

Just a random frog tossing a pie in your eye!



SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 04:28AM May 28, 2017
vlermaAus
Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Lime Green Pie was it? LOL

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 06:02AM Jun 6, 2017
froggyggAusmod
Magical Sorceress Frog
Posts: 9611

Yes, it was! And, here's a little music to go with that pie!



SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Post from RGW4 deleted on 12:20PM Jun 6, 2017.
Posted: 11:10PM Jun 6, 2017
vlermaAus
Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Say there Miss Frog, do your neighbors ever complain about your piano playing at 50 AM? I mean if I was your neighbor I would not complain as my momma always played me to seep at night, even as a teenager because the piano was in my room.

Mom had so many classical pieces memorized and she would usually play for 45 minutes to an hour at least three sometimes four nights a week. As talented as she was she never could play boogie woogie, but that was some of my favorite piano pieces. We got to playing duets - she on bass keys and me on the treble end. Dad never really cared for Mom's classical pieces, but he liked it when I was playing boogie stuff. And when Mom and I would get to playing the popular songs he paid attention, UNLESS, it was an Elvis song


The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 03:19PM Jun 23, 2017
mnkgylAin
Posts: 785

BRAINGLE IS CHANGING!!!

Every problem can be solved with a trick but finding that trick itself needs another trick.
Posted: 11:16PM Jun 23, 2017
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2151

Rebuilding part of my HO train track system because I have a couple grandsons who really like the layout and like to take over the controls. They will be here tomorrow. Got it so four trains can go at one time and once all set up realized I have one little oops and once a train gets on the inner most track, they have to be stopped and backed up on a side track before moving back to the outside tracks. No correction in the next few hours; but it sure is a bummer having to tear up 6 feet of track again to add another track siding. By the way, the system is basically 9 foot long, 6 foot wide. Takes up most of one of our spare bedrooms upstairs.

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 04:26AM Jun 24, 2017
vlermaAus
Grayma V
Posts: 4422

I think Braingle is just getting a few updates, sweeping up a few of the cobwebs. I have missed a couple birthdays as I came in here the other night and thought, Oh my Goodness, what is going on. I could only see what I typed by what I have to call Deep Reading because it was covered up with all types of printed material. At the time I was not sure what was going on, but then I saw Jake's announcement and thought, Well I am just going to be patient and it will all get worked out and we will be good to go again in a few days. I almost hit the panic button because the information I use for my Happy Birthday wishes I couldn't find any where. But I see things are shaping up again and most of everything is back to where I can find things, so will have to add a couple more birthdays here before the end of the month. The new look is kind of neat. Thanks, Jake.

Oh Randy, can I come play with the grandkids? I so enjoy watching a great train set-up. I can remember when I was younger I never had things like that to play with, but my folks played cards with the neighbors on Saturday nights, usually all night it seemed. The neighbors had two boys who had a big set up, trains and Lincoln logs. I remember one time falling asleep with the trains and one of the kids got mad because my long hair was covering part of his track. Well since I doubt I can hitchhike out there by then you just enjoy passing along your "ALL ABOARD" on to the grandsons and tell me how it goes.


The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 12:06PM Jun 24, 2017
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2151

I grew up with a hand me down Lionel train set... it was pretty much a small oval...only had 4 straight pieces and the engine didn't always want to work. Fun. Would set it up in a small hall and play with it and my army men using the train flat car for transport. Those were the day. After I outgrew this set, my parents either tossed it or gave it to the Goodwill... gee Mom, do you know what it would be worth now?

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
Posted: 02:35PM Aug 2, 2017
whoviandebAus
Posts: 211

I stepped on my digital bathroom scale this morning and it said ERR... as if it was groaning from the weight.

Turns out there's something wrong with it. But still, rude scale, very rude.


Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.
Posted: 10:37PM Aug 2, 2017
fishmedAusmod
Papa Fish
Posts: 2271

Spoooon!!!

I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
Posted: 05:22AM Aug 3, 2017
ultimatecubtgb
Posts: 1899

Pot Noodles

Chemistry is awesome!
Posted: 03:09PM Aug 3, 2017
mnkgylAin
Posts: 785

My parents won't believe that my weight is in 70s. They think it is 80+ looking at the belly I am starting to get

Every problem can be solved with a trick but finding that trick itself needs another trick.
Posted: 12:00AM Sep 12, 2017
RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2151

I woke up this morning thinking a cannon ball was flying through my bedroom window. Heck, I didn't start the civil war!

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse." Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes
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