Member Wall

   Surfhut
   
    Reload Wall
    Photos by Owner
    Members Photos

    Login
 

TheConnection Walls
29 walls

     Main Page
The Lobby
     Blessings
     Coffee Klatch
     Comments
Suggestions
     Computers
&Tech Issues
     Crafts
     Dogs, Cats
& Critters
     Events
     Faith
     Gardening &
Landscaping
     Health & Diet
     Household Hints
     Jokes
     Movies & Reviews
     Music
     Nostalgia
     Pet Peeves
     Photography
     Politics
     The Range
2nd Amendment
     Recipes
     The Road
Automobilia
     Shopper's Beware
Caveat Emptor
     Sports
     Suggested Reading
     Suggested Viewing/Listening
     Travel
     Veterans' Page
& Militaria
     Weird
But True

Members Photos
0 out of 0
see all







Surfhut



   Surfhut posted on Main Page The Lobby  Good morning, Gram!
   October 1 at 08:11 EST .

   2 people like this.



   Gram77  Great way to wake up, thanks!.
October 1 at 08:22 EST .

  2 people like this.





   Surfhut posted on Recipes  As an add-on to MeiDeis post below about freezing fresh tomatoes: I grow a lot of basil and oregano in pots every Spring and have those fresh herbs all summer. Near the end of growing season, I harvest the herbs, put them in a blender with olive oil, and drop portions into an ice cube tray (cover them in plastic wrap ). All winter, I can pop out a frozen cube of basil or oregano suspended in oil to use in whatever dish is on the menu. YUM.
October 1 at 08:02 EST .

   2 people like this.



   MeiDei  As an at home mom I made all my son's baby food (except fruit ) using the ice cube tray method of freezing. (It was 5X cheaper than buying the jars ). Once the food was frozen I popped the cubes out & put them in ind. freezer bags for use as needed. The cubes didn't stick to each other by being frozen first. Love the idea of freezing herbs in oil, thanks for adding.
October 1 at 16:41 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Surfhut posted on Main Page The Lobby  Hello! I haven't been around in a while, but just had to say hi to all Ldotters. The message Eagles Up on the mothership prompted me to chime in and say I'm wearing my Lucianne Eagles Up t-shirt purchased back in the day. I wear it every time I vote.

Hold onto your hats, kids. Here we go!
November 8 at 18:51 EST .

   3 people like this.




   Surfhut posted on Pet Peeves  Social Justice Warriors. Precious Snowflakes.
July 9 at 10:14 EST .

   7 people like this.




   Surfhut posted on Movies & Reviews  Has anyone heard from Storm? Are she and her family safe? I think the tornadoes were east of her.
December 27 at 07:22 EST .

   6 people like this.



   MeiDei  No I haven't - I'm hoping they've just lost electricity.
December 27 at 09:00 EST .

  6 people like this.



   MeiDei  Surf - How are things in your area?
December 27 at 10:38 EST .

  5 people like this.





   Surfhut posted on Computers &Tech Issues  I've been thinking about cutting cable TV for some time (tired of sending Cox Cable $81 per month for basic service but STILL paying for a bunch of junk I never watch ), but the process of doing that and still watching what I want intimidates me. My son gave me a Kindle Fire HD8 for Christmas (such a good boy! ) I will spend the rest of the weekend trying to understand it all. Any tips from the techies here will be appreciated. As far as TV goes, I only watch local news during bad weather seasons, HGTV, Food Network, CSI on CBS, and Major Crimes on TNT. I have a home high-speed wireless system and Amazon Prime membership. Help, please! I don't know were to start!
December 24 at 09:41 EST .

   12 people like this.



   Tulsa  We have DirecTV and would not change for anything. It's now owned by ATT.

The cable franchise here is comcast and it's just awful and twice as expensive.

Only a sheeting rain interferes with the signal but DirecTV offers 72 hr rewind on 'most' stations, so we can get any program we missed.

The best part is having an HD DVR. We record, CSI, House, and other shows. We have 4 straight days of rain forecast. The rain does not interfere with recorded shows and we have bunches of those, so let it rain.

Sorry I can't help with a Kindle.
December 24 at 23:29 EST .

  9 people like this.



   Bettijo  I have Direct TV. The only station I watch is FOX News. Does anyone know of any other way I can view FOX. I can get it on my iPad, but I think I have to subscribe to some service first as it asks me who my provider is. Any suggestions? Thanks.
January 11 at 10:17 EST .

  5 people like this.





   Surfhut posted on Blessings  My great-niece. The newest addition to our family. I can't figure out how to make the picture not be side-ways. Click to embiggen an adorable little face.
   November 29 at 08:48 EST .

   14 people like this.



   MeiDei  She's beautiful! Put some wings on her for a Christmas pageant & you have a perfect cherub.
November 29 at 10:08 EST .

  6 people like this.



   Balogreene  Man, my nephews haven't even thought of marriage or kids. Lucky you.
December 24 at 23:12 EST .

  7 people like this.





   Surfhut posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Can we talk about squirrels? I live in a mature part of the city, a block from a lot of trendy shopping traffic. My neighborhood is filled with mature trees. It turned winter cold here yesterday, and the squirrels are getting frisky. They are running all over the place, finding goodies and burying them in yards. I thought squirrels hoarded winter food in the hollows of trees. Guess not. They are burying their finds in yards. It is interesting to watch and very cute, but they are rodents and the ones running across my front porch while I'm standing there is a little unnerving.
November 27 at 10:48 EST .

   15 people like this.



   Safetydude  My mother could cook anything wild we brought home.
From moose to partridge and anything in between.
However, the day I brought her a brace of tree rats she wouldn't let me bring them in the house but made me bury them in the backyard.
November 30 at 17:49 EST .

  9 people like this.



   Balogreene  But Surf, they are so cute, and so smart : ) I've never been too serious about gardening and yards, so they don't bother me as much as others. I love to watch them.
December 3 at 20:53 EST .

  3 people like this.



   BirdsNest  They will strip a pecan tree of its pecans in a hot minute. Hagar always said to kill one and hang it from a tree and that will scare away all others.
December 4 at 08:02 EST .

  8 people like this.



   FlatCityGirl  Did you know that squirrels have claws just like cats? I didn't. I learned it the hard way.

I used to go down to Jekyll Island, Georgia a couple of times a year. All of the hotels and condos are [or were back then] overrun with squirrels. They are so cute. When my son was little, squirrels made him giggle, so we had a lot of fun feeding the squirrels.

We were sitting out by the pool one afternoon, with a bag of peanuts, feeding the squirrels when I got the bright idea that it would be fun to coax a squirrel into my lap. With enough coaxing, the little sucker climbed right up my leg and into my lap where he snatched the peanut from my hand and scampered off.

Not knowing anything about what diseases a squirrel might carry, I spent the rest of the afternoon and part of the evening in an ER in Brunswick waiting to have claw marks and gouges treated, and then took an antibiotic for a week thereafter.

Feed them if you wish, but don't ask them to sit in your lap!
December 4 at 11:42 EST .

  6 people like this.



   Safetydude  Don't feed them...kill them.


http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/23/
local/la-me-ln-chipmunks-squirrels-plagu
e-20130523
December 4 at 19:10 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Surfhut  There is a pecan tree in my neighbor's yard, planted in 1935. It is loaded year-round with pecans in various stages. The squirrels have no fear. How do I make them keep off my porch? How do I deter them?
December 5 at 10:58 EST .

  5 people like this.



   Alice  Surfhut, maybe a plastic owl? Or a toy snake maybe.
http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neig
hborhoods/ci_23817746/squirrels-and-bird
s-scare-from-ripening-fruit-plush


Safetydude, oh great. Our 3 cats go outside in the daytime sometimes and there are squirrels and mice and other rodents. I haven't heard of plague in Texas and Oklahoma, so hoping it does not have to go on the worry list. And I'd have to be very worried to even contemplate killing squirrels. It's in my genes, but I'm not a hunter. :- )
December 6 at 20:59 EST .

  5 people like this.



   Safetydude   http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/12
/04/novato-couple-recount-terrifying-squ
irrel-attack/


Tree Rats !
December 8 at 09:33 EST .

  6 people like this.



   FlatCityGirl  I saw a device being used at a mountain cabin that was being shown for sale [on House Hunters]. It worked on an electric eye and I suppose ran on batteries. It was an owl, plastic I guess, attached to a porch upright, and when the electronic beam was broken [supposedly by a squirrel], the owl screeched and its wings flapped. I don't know if it would scare a squirrel, but the potential buyer who was looking at the cabin liked to have jumped over the porch railing when the thing flapped and screeched at her.

Wherever you buy your bird feed/seed usually has an array of squirrel deterrents for sale --artificial owls, snakes and such. Personally I never found one that worked all that well and finally gave up. I told the birds that they were just going to have to get used to sharing.
December 11 at 13:41 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Surfhut posted on Nostalgia  Time for Christmas!!! One of my favorite childhood memories was shopping for the perfect tree. The whole family went together, it was always freezing cold, but we took our time to find the perfect tree. Daddy made a clean cut on the trunk and stuck it in a bucket of water in the garage overnight. It was torture for we kids to not put it up immediately! He and Mother herded us inside. Daddy made hot chocolate and cinnamon toast while we watched Disney (Disney was wholesome back then ). We studied our Sunday School lessons. Daddy polished our shoes and Mom put we girls' hair in foam rollers. Sunday morning, a pot roast or chicken went into the oven while we were at church. FINALLY, after church and Sunday dinner, we got to decorate the tree. We kids were off the charts excited when that magical time came. It is one of my favorite memories but the experience taught me two of the greatest lessons in life my parents could have given me/us: patience & delayed gratification. Hope to hear some of your favorite Christmas memories.
November 27 at 10:33 EST .

   15 people like this.



   Balogreene  Surf: when I was 18 (1970 ), I was 4 years into babysitting for a family. They invited me to Christmas Mass (I was not Catholic ). I showed up at their house, the formal tree was up, the boys, parents, neighbors and I went to Mass. When we came home, there in the Family Room was a fresh tree, decorated, lit, with presents under it. Santa had been there.

To this day, I don't know how they did it. Their very best friends were in church with us, it was magical for the little boys, and even for me!
December 3 at 20:59 EST .

  8 people like this.



   Surfhut  Beautiful memory, Balo. Thinking about how the parents pulled that off made me laugh and cry at the same time!
December 5 at 10:17 EST .

  7 people like this.





   Surfhut posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Mornin' Gram. Remember when Straun used to post kitties for you?
   September 20 at 09:18 EST .

   15 people like this.



   Gram77  What a nice surprise!! You bet I remember. Just the other day I checked here to see what was cooking and today we have kittens. Thanks!
September 21 at 06:06 EST .

  12 people like this.



     Next Page