well, I must fess up, I've been horrible and irresponsible recently.
I've done something for the first time in 38 years of being a bill
paying adult.....I ran up my Bellsouth landline something HORRENDOUS.
MAGNATUDAL.......to the degree that I KNEW they'd cut it off as I am NOT
working and in the midst of divorce and upheavals. Today the "NEW
IMPROVED ATT/BELLSOUTH sent the novella with the list of calls across
the pond to my friend who's been consoling me, and behind it was the
letter informing me that since my ISDN line was in my name as well and
the landline was shut off, they would be shutting off my ISDN computer
line as well on the 9th.......despite that I just paid that...well who
could blame them? But I'd have to have a JOB and serious money to pay
them the installments to appease them, and short of hitting a scratch
card for a few thousand, I'm screwed. So I thought I'd say good-bye for
now (well, I'll linger as long as I'm connected and contribute and chat)
and look into seeing if the local library that is only open two days a
week HAS a computer I can log into and check on the newsgroup and my
e-mails. I DO have a yahoo email@example.com as
well as my firstname.lastname@example.org good until the end of July whether
or not I have internet at my HOUSE Or not.......sigh.........I'll learn.
Made me bed hard and must lie in it. Being cut off from the world
won't be that good for someone the likes of me, though. You all will
hear my shrieks of frustration as I am unable to read my daily online
comics to lighten my heart and soul up, or write about the faeries
flittering about in the Holler.....today a dragonfly lit on me and
surveyed me before darting off. The deluge yesterday was appreciated by
the parched raised beds, but my gardens are ticked off at me and the
Vinca faerie is out to piss me off........someone got a scratch ticket
with win's of $20,000 they can let me have? (no, the bill ain't THAT
high, but I need to pay bills in advance enough to figure things out
while my eyes heal so I can get two jobs. it's East Tennessee here
folks, minimum wages are the best one can sometimes do here, it's still
a man's world.......ho hum) no worries, just wish now I had level
ground and more sun for a garden to feed me while the heat is on. My
Aunt Ruby's Green were late planted, and the Sungold cherry tomato's
won't get cranked soon enough. I love those..I planted Rubra leaf
lettice in buckets and it was tender and succulent and the spinach I'll
sow in buckets on the deck at the end of July for a fall crop. same
with the lettice. I have fall radishes too.....if you ain't got level
ground, buckets on the deck work alright, just nothing like tomato's in
I'll be back eventually. I've never been in this position before, but
it'll all work out.
madgardener up on the ridge, back in a hazy and humid Faerie Holler,
overlooking English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7, Sunset zone
36 (I have lots of little figs too!!)
I had no idea you guys were divorcing. I'm sorry to hear that. I
never like to hear that even if one or the other spouse is a prick
Keep going one foot in front of the other. Lots better stuff is yet
Funny you mention ironic.......I've encountered several things ironic
hereabouts. Damned ironic. The Fates conspire oftimes.......
Billy is one 'o us, fer sure.
I'm *always* up way too late.....I'll be listening for Cries From the
Mom is freekin' about the vision thing too, but the mother of one of
the folks we support has about 6 months under her belt of having both
eyes done and is doing marvelously......like many good things, takes a
Took a double read on the wares thing, thanks for the smile, ya' have
yer humor, keep on keepin' on.
BTW.....ya' have me beat by a year on the age thing....though most days
I feel like early old age, rather then middle aged.......sigh.
Now Billy, on the other hand........
Thoughts will be sent Tues. morn.......luck, sister.
In the Spirit of the Olde Days
we tend to recognize each other in the crowd of bendejo's......other's
here are Vinny, Ann, Cheryl, loonyhiker,TOMKANPA, gypsy skylark if she's
around....Iris Cohen, Travis, the list is long......not sure if Pen down
in Australia is lurking, and Geoff over in Dundee is awesome as well. We
just lost sweet Brudder John over in Arkansas, his wife quilts and
doesn't have his passion for horticulture, but she keeps in touch with
me.......we've lost a passle of good folk when AOL shut off the
newgroups capabilities..........I hear from those upon occasions, not
now though :( and then there's Clem Clammer aka Atilla the Pun who
writes to me but never comes here anymore due to the infestation of
pains in the ass and pc fanatics..........he's up in Maine right now
doing his summer thing. Come winter time he'll go back to Florida with
his bride, Edythe. And I've still not located amazing Zhanataya yet
since her move to the Southwest..............sigh.............I've not
mentioned many names, my mind is having brain farts and I'm frantically
writing to beat the plug pulling.........
he's anguishing over the miscommunications regarding Amtrak at the
moment. texted me in the early a.m. to inform me he's dancing madly
backwards and it weren't Captain Beyond, either.......(I have that one
on cd, by the way)
I'm just blown away at how frelling BLIND I am!!
well, I'd hafta rinse and spit a LOT and invest in Listerine by the case
to make that kinda money.......I like being home. one of the down sides
of squire is that he moans and groans about wanting to get offa the
road.......if I made the kinda money he makes in a bad week, I'd never
have a worry....some people don't appreciate what they have or
I bragged last year that I was the same age as the year I was
born.......this year I'm 54 and careening towards 55 half way there.
you saying he's ancient? well there is the miraculous Mutha compost
pile, right? <gbseg> Billy has awesome tastes in all things
decent.....oh I forgot about GLORIA!! Can't forget "only the Iguana's
know fer shur" she relocated with her beshert up here to Tennessee just
recently and lives 43 miles away nestled against the mountains of
Greenville northeastern from me...........she's awesome. A neat little
Dead Head jewish lady of incredible proportions........my list would
take me hours to write of the life friends I've found
here.............((((((((((huge cyber Maddie hug to ALL OF
YOU)))))))))))))) glasses of sweet iced tea and warm brownies all
around! (moonshine is in the freezer for those who like a bit o' the
shine in their tea..............)
thanks Charlie, looking forwards to checking the huge blue Farmer's
mailbox at the end of the loooooooooong driveway that overlooks English
Mountain and Douglas Lake for unusual flat packages........LOL
maddie up on the ridge, back in Faerie Holler, overlooking English
Mountain in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7, Sunset zone 36 where we MIGHT get
rain (don't forget to tune to wncw.org and listen to Spindale online. I
think you'll like it.........
first off..... newsgroups can be downloaded to CDs and snail mailed to
you so you can at least read them. then when you get the library you
can just send answers.
if we divide up Monday thru Sunday and 1 person per day downloads to a
CD that days messages. especially if Maddie you have more than one
newsgroup or whatever you are signed up for .......... and when you
do get to the library send your answers to the person signed up to all
I save my agent all the time and all the messages are downloaded to
it, I move it around. so I need an address and your whole name.
Now the other thing is to raise some money. What you got is
tremendous writing. I can see where you could sell the copyright to
selected messages with a couple pictures on someplace like eBay. since
you wont be hooked up we will need somebody can post them for you on
eBay, post back to the list that they are up for bidding. then
collect the money and post it to you, or to the telephone company.
what do you think?
BTW, a good friend just had cataract surgery and was seeing in 2 days.
any old walgreens drug store reading glasses are good enough.
hugs ... Ingrid
.I ran up my Bellsouth landline something HORRENDOUS.
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