“Oh, no,” Tulip said. “My car won’t start and I have to get back to work.” She sat behind the wheel of a little car in the motel parking lot. The car made whirr-whirr noises. I knew those noises from adventures in the Porsche. Bernie got a look in his eye. I got the idea he was thinking of taking out the tools, a move I’d seen many times, never successful.

But Ray beat him to it. “Let me have a look,” he said. He popped the hood of Tulip’s car, huddled over the engine, and after what seemed like a very short time, said, “Try it again.”

Tulip tried it again. Hey! It started right up. Ray closed the hood.

“Thanks, Ray,” Tulip said. She gave him a sort of look, hard to describe. “But what if I break down on the way?”

“That won’t happen,” Ray said.

“But what if it does?”

“Uh,” Ray said, “I could go with you.”

“Would you really?” said Tulip. “That’s so nice.”

Ray turned to Bernie. “I’ll call you later,” Bernie said.

Ray got in the car with Tulip. They drove off. Bernie gave me a quick pat. “Life is full of surprises, Chet.”

And that was just one of the great things about it!


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98 Responses to “Life”

  1. Riö - The Evil
    5:19 am on August 10th, 2010

    Uh oh!… Ray better be careful ….snort!… I don’t trust that little ole Tulip one little bitty bit…cough!

    Yes!… It’s going to be a good day today, I can just tell. If feels like a big dark cloud has lifted….wheeze!… We checked out our computer this morning and the Anti Virus message said nothing harmful was found!….Wooooo!… That is good news but something is causing the darn thing to run like a snail….grunt!… My guess is the ISP, the one she pays a lot of money for….sneeze!

    First!…I'm First!…heh!

  2. B. Stover
    5:22 am on August 10th, 2010

    Hey Chet. It's good to hear your voice again. It seems to me, though, that we have missed something in between finding suitcases missing and this thing with Ray and Tulip. "Just one of the great things about" mysteries?

  3. Melanie
    5:23 am on August 10th, 2010

    Riö is first! Where are B. Stover and Dawson?

    The old "my car might not make it down the road, will you be my Knight in Shining Armor?" ploy.

    Sounds like it worked. snicker!

  4. Riö - The Evil
    5:27 am on August 10th, 2010

    Bernie!… I’m betting that the next move Bernie makes is to track down Ratko Slavic (was that his name?) and talk to him about what he has been up to lately… heh!…. There is sort of a gap, but maybe that’s because Chet was busy sniffing around outside… chorkle!

  5. B. Stover
    5:28 am on August 10th, 2010

    How does one defragment a computer? My computer wizard friend is in the Adirondacks and won't be back for another week.

  6. B. Stover
    5:32 am on August 10th, 2010

    Good idea Rio. But shouldn't there have been some conversation about Astrid….when she left, why she wanted Tulip to take her suitcases, etc. etc. What has Ray told Bernie? etc. etc.

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:39 am on August 10th, 2010

    Stover!… Look in here for your Disk Defragmenter application. Click Startup -> All Programs -> Accessories ->

    System Tools -> Disk Defragmentor. Then start the application. There will be a Defragment button I believe….snort!

  8. Riö - The Evil
    5:41 am on August 10th, 2010

    Chet!… You know how Chet is about hearing and parlaying conversations….grunt!…We are left in the dark about all those interesting details….sniff!

  9. dawson
    5:46 am on August 10th, 2010

    B.Stover: There's a gap alright.

    Melanie: On days off I don't get up near as early as I do on work days. Maybe you'll get to sleep in a little after the young'uns are gone?

    Rio: Tulip "gave him a sort of look, hard to describe". Maybe Tulip just likes Ray because he can fix cars. I think it's an innocent romance. Just a feeling.

  10. Riö - The Evil
    5:51 am on August 10th, 2010

    Tulip!… She’s been around the block and knows a sucker when she sees one… grunt!… Ray is being taken for a ride!… heh!

  11. Riö - The Evil
    6:05 am on August 10th, 2010

    Stover!… I wonder if she is Defragmenting right now… heh!

  12. BStover
    6:17 am on August 10th, 2010

    Yes Rio I am. I'm on my school laptop while my Dell defragments. Thank you for the excellent directions.

  13. B. Stover
    6:29 am on August 10th, 2010

    I wonder what's happening back at Albie's house.

  14. Melanie
    6:31 am on August 10th, 2010

    The missing information might be important to us, but to Chet? Maybe he smelled a mouse, or old pizza or bed bugs and got sidetracked and the next thing he knew, Ray is fixing Tulip's car.

    Life is full of surprises. I just wish I had Chet's attitude toward them!

  15. Barb & Maggie
    6:38 am on August 10th, 2010

    We agree that Tulip has been around the block, but are not getting the bad vibes that Rio has about her. There might be a little mutual attraction going on.

    Barb is in the kitchen making bruschetta and cowboy cavier for her guests coming this afternooon. I did my part – I grabbed a frozen Pesto ball off the kitchen counter and ate it, plastic wrap and all. Now I will have basil/garlic breath, and Barb says she has to follow me around when I do my business tomorrow to make sure the plastic wrap reappears. Geeze, you would think it was a big deal!

  16. Riö - The Evil
    6:40 am on August 10th, 2010

    Ray!… I’m surprised that Bernie let Ray go bye-bye. I suppose he does know where to find him. .….snort!…Do they go back to the club, pick up Ray and then question Ratko?… wheeze!…Or do they go find Ratko first thing? ….sniff!sniff! …. Lots of words up there but not many clues… grunt!… I wonder how Ray’s headache is feeling now?

  17. Barb & Maggie
    6:41 am on August 10th, 2010

    Rio, forgot to tell you Micki, the lady who cuts Barb's hair, just got back from a trip to Colorado. On the way back they spent one night at an old motel in Nebraska, and guess what? Bed bug attack, big time! When you finish cleaning up NYC, you should stop by there. It's only 1 state away.

  18. dawson
    6:53 am on August 10th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: Cowboys! I just put some cowboy beans in the oven. Now I'm gonna ride my horse (schwinn) around the range (bike path). Maggie, at least unwrap the food before you eat it.

  19. B. Stover
    6:53 am on August 10th, 2010

    Bernie tells Ray that he (Bernie) will call him later. That makes me think that Bernie trusts both Ray and Tulip. I think that Bernie and Chet will now set off to…..What? Chet smelled Foster but if Ratko wears the same cologne I wonder if Chet could smell the difference between the two men. Chet is familiar with both of them.

  20. B. Stover
    6:55 am on August 10th, 2010

    Maggie is such a gormet!

  21. Riö - The Evil
    6:55 am on August 10th, 2010

    MagPie!…. I’m all over it girlie!…. grunt! ….Those Bedbugs have got to be stopped!… snort!snort!

    MagPie!… Nice work on the Pesto Ball!…heh!… Don’t you think If our people would just feed us more we would not be getting into so much trouble over stealing and begging for food!….wheeze!…Wot's Cowboy Caviar?

  22. B. Stover
    6:56 am on August 10th, 2010

    Maggie, I missed a letter: gourmet.

  23. Riö - The Evil
    6:57 am on August 10th, 2010

    Wots a gormet?…heh!

  24. dawson
    6:59 am on August 10th, 2010

    Well, Ray is a sucker and Tulip has been around the block. Rio is right about that.

  25. B. Stover
    6:59 am on August 10th, 2010

    Yes, what is cowboy caviar?

  26. B. Stover
    7:00 am on August 10th, 2010

    Ray isn't a sucker….he's a man. Heh!!!

  27. Riö - The Evil
    7:06 am on August 10th, 2010

    Yes!… And he is under Tulip’s spell right now… grunt!

  28. Barb & Maggie
    7:10 am on August 10th, 2010

    Cowboy cavier is a mix of corn, several kinds of beans,black eyed peas,chopped green peppers, onions, celery, marinated in a sweet vinergette. Eaten with corn chips. It is yummy, just ask the furry little gourmet! Barb can put up the recipe tomorrow if requested.

  29. B. Stover
    7:38 am on August 10th, 2010

    Yes, Barb, please post the recipe.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    7:47 am on August 10th, 2010

    Gourmet!….That is quite a lot of different flavors Barb will be serving her guests today!… snorkel!… I hope MagPie will manage to snag some more of the good food…. sneeze!

  31. Riö - The Evil
    7:55 am on August 10th, 2010

    Barb!… I wish we could all go to Barb and MagPie’s farm and have a gourmet picnic!… snort!… I’d like to get a good look at that Goat!…grunt!

  32. Siberian Husky
    7:55 am on August 10th, 2010

    Barb, The dog mom had before me ate an awful lot of strange things. The vet had mom feed him a few peanut butter sandwiches (thick) on whole wheat bread and give him some servings of pumpkin right out of the can. Mom just kept those ingredients on hand. It always worked to get the foreign objects to pass through, and the dog never had to have surgery.

    Maggie is going to read this, and think it is a wonderful suggestion.

  33. Melanie
    7:59 am on August 10th, 2010

    Siber H, what a great idea! We will have to get those ingredients on hand! Though I imagine it would still not have gotten the tablespoon through.

  34. Siberian Husky
    8:05 am on August 10th, 2010

    I don't think it would have gotten a tablespoon through even a Newf.

    I'm not bad at all about eating strange things, but, drat it, after reading what mom had me post, maybe I will start.

  35. Riö - The Evil
    8:09 am on August 10th, 2010

    Hmmm!… That probably would have helped ole Balloon Butt after he ate all those balloons… snicker!

  36. staff
    8:13 am on August 10th, 2010

    Tablespoon? A newfie ate the food and the spoon?

    Melanie you have got to hold onto the silverware more tightly!

    Recieved, two packages, One from Buford and Kirby and the second from DebbieLM. Total new blocks, 11.

    I can't put them all up on the design wall right now because Alice Johnson is napping on my ironing board. (And a few need a little iron on the bent edges.) Now she is sitting up and giving me a rather grouchy looking stare. Hmmmm I wonder if I can get her off of there somehow.

    Treats in the bedroom Alice….

    Heh heh heh works every time.

  37. Riö - The Evil
    8:18 am on August 10th, 2010

    Staff!… How many blocks do we have all together?… sniffle! …Please say it is more than 11… snort!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    8:28 am on August 10th, 2010

    We are off for now, but will try the pb and whole wheat. Thanks all, be back latter.

  39. staff
    8:35 am on August 10th, 2010

    WE have 20 up on the wall. Looks like this will be a 5 by 5 block wall hanging. I just love the fabric used for Gus and BooBear's block. She used it for Wolfie WW also.

    I am saving the middle square for our motto and now I have to finish fatty kitty and rio's and jasper and Cosmo and OMG SAM?? Where is your princess square Samantha???

    It is really dark and raining here and thunder so I am going off line for a bit. We really needed this rain.


  40. B. Stover
    8:50 am on August 10th, 2010

    I should have the motto square finished today and will mail it to Staff tomorrow. I had to put the "square" on one "tip" if you understand what I mean. This was so that I could fit the word "plunders" between the widest part of the nine-inch square (leaving a margin).

    The lettering is in chain stitch with light brown thread and the filler on some letters is in satin stitch with light green thread. I made it look at bit "whimsical."

  41. Melanie
    9:42 am on August 10th, 2010

    Cool Staff, Wöökie's Mom and B. Stover, this sounds magnificent!

    Yes, staff, I heard Zoë yell, "Oh, no you don't either." Turned around and she had her arm up to her elbow down Ellie's throat. Didn't get it though. Somewhere I've got the picture of the x-ray showing the spoon.

    Okay, we now have a River Bear Luna, her mom is a nurse and will be training her for Therapy dog.

    AND GREEDY GUTS! Is now River Bear Sage. He will be a service dog. Pretty cool. He was eating treats like mad AND discovered his new mom's bag and got the treats himself!

    Exhausted here. Two more picked up tomorrow, they are going to the same family. That leaves one for the next day and one until the 18th when his new family comes home from vacation. THEY ARE IN ALASKA! I'm so jealous!

  42. Riö - The Evil
    9:45 am on August 10th, 2010

    Quilters!…Is that still a good size for a Wall Quilt?… grunt!… Or is it getting too big? …snort!… How long and wide in feet do you think this baby will get? ….wheeze!

  43. Riö - The Evil
    10:14 am on August 10th, 2010

    Greedy Guts!…Sounds like the Service Industry will be right up his alley…snort! …He sure knows how to serve himself to food!…heh!…What a guy! Sage just doesn’t seem to fit him though… cough!

  44. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:16 am on August 10th, 2010

    Rio thanks for the defrag instructions. We have been meaning to do that for the longest, but could not remember were it was.

    Wookie, please check with your mom and make sure I am still getting a square. <abbr title="">If not, Macy sad.

  45. dawson
    10:18 am on August 10th, 2010

    Sounds like a perfect size for a wall quilt. Anyway at this point we can't make it smaller.

  46. Siberian Husky
    10:21 am on August 10th, 2010

    I think Luna fits a Newf nicely. I'm not sure Sage fits Greedy Guts, but as mom says, that is none of my business. I know he will have a wonderfull life–they all will. Melanie and Zoe, you gave them a great start, and their new homes all sound like the kind of home we wish for every dog. hee hee-Good to know that our boy, Greedy Guts, hasn't changed a bit.

  47. B. Stover
    10:33 am on August 10th, 2010

    The quilt will be 40 inches by 40 inches, right? That's good for a wall hanging.

    Greedy Guts is wise–a Sage–because he knows how to look after himself. What does a "service dog" do?

  48. dawson
    10:34 am on August 10th, 2010

    I'm filled with gratitude that Gracie's 12 pups were all born healthy, they all stayed healthy during the critical period, we were able to share in the joy that these little Newfs bring to the world and now they will all go to caring homes and spread their love and joy of life over a very large area. Job well done.

  49. Riö - The Evil
    10:39 am on August 10th, 2010

    Staff!…Are you going to make a square for Greedy Guts?…. please!???… snort!

  50. FattyKitty
    10:41 am on August 10th, 2010

    How fascinating to read the twists and turns of this conversational thread. It's a regular verbal smorgasborg. Which reminds me, I'm hungry.

    Librarian says trucks, tents and porta-potties are all over the perimeter of the minor league field down the street, getting ready for the Bob Dylan concert tomorrow night.

  51. Riö - The Evil
    10:52 am on August 10th, 2010

    Dylan!… Good Gawd! Is he still alive?… snort!… Too bad he has been reduced to singing on Little League baseball fields… heh!

  52. Jasper the Poodle
    11:09 am on August 10th, 2010

    Gather 'round people, wherever you roam…

  53. Riö - The Evil
    11:21 am on August 10th, 2010

    …“And admit that the waters around you have grown”… grunt! …… “The times they are a-changing.” Okay, he is only 69… sniff!… I thought he was a lot older… wheeze!

    [img ][/img]

  54. staff
    11:25 am on August 10th, 2010

    Macy I have your square already. Sent to me today with the others from Wookie's Mom.

    Hey Rio,that is not a little league field it is a minor league field and very wonderful. I got to visit it when I visited the librarian in Billings this June. She lives 1/2 block from the field so she doesn't have to buy a ticket unless she wants to. She should be able to hear perfectly and use her own toidy not those terrible porta-potties.

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  55. Siberian Husky
    11:27 am on August 10th, 2010

    Stover, I didn't think of that defination of sage. I thought of the plant. Of course, I am surrounded by sage, so that is maybe why. I like your defination better, but he will always be River Bear Greedy Guts to me.

    Rio, Staff may do us in, but that is a great idea…a square for Greedy Guts. That photo that Melanie posted of him is outstanding and would be perfect.

  56. staff
    11:30 am on August 10th, 2010

    I am going out to dinner with my quilting friends tonight. So I will see you later. Here is something to keep you busy while I am gone.

    [img ][/img]

  57. Riö - The Evil
    11:32 am on August 10th, 2010

    Geeze!… I thought that was a photo of Min Pins quilt square at first….grunt!… I was pissed off because it was so colorful and mine is on black and white fabric… sneeze!… I’m better now that I realize it is the major league scoreboard where Dylan will be playing… cough!…Glad to know he can still draw a crowd…heh!

  58. staff
    11:33 am on August 10th, 2010

    So you know what the words NO MORE ROOM mean? On the other hand I am willing to put him on the back st stretch the (now) too short fabric that I have for backing.

  59. staff
    11:35 am on August 10th, 2010

    back to stretch…


  60. Riö - The Evil
    11:57 am on August 10th, 2010

    Staff!… Will there be fabric in between the squares to cover up the rough edges?? … snort!… I can’t wait to see the finished Work Of Art!… Wow!.

  61. Siberian Husky
    12:05 pm on August 10th, 2010

    The quilt is taking shape and looking really cute! Staff is feeling well enough to go out to dinner…Good for Her!

  62. B. Stover
    12:10 pm on August 10th, 2010

    I like it!

  63. Melanie
    12:37 pm on August 10th, 2010


    We are trying to figure out how 4 puppies can make more noise than 12.

  64. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    1:03 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Macy — No need to be sad, your block is safe with Staff. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to take photos of the last four blocks my mom made before sending them to Staff (yours, Wolfie, Gus and Boo Bear, and Mollie), but hopefully you can see your block on the layout photo posted by Staff. You're on the fourth row down, all the way over on the right, with the pink "frame" surrounding your photo. It looks real sharp in person too; I can attest to that. Wookie

  65. Mollie (a black pood
    1:45 pm on August 10th, 2010

    The quilt looks fantastic! Thanks for letting us see it.

  66. Debbie LM
    2:28 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Macy – your photo is surrounded by pink and chocolate brown (with pink polka dots) to highlight your lovely collar and beautiful shiny coat!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    3:02 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Debbie!… You are an Artist for sure!… wow!…Thanks for all the hard work you have done on this quilt!…grunt!…I have some suggestions for Staff on my squares, but she already knows about that…wheeze!…If she checks her email!

    Rockies!…They are playing the NY Mets tonight in NY…. Snort!… Score is nuthin – nuthin right now and she is peeling chilies in between innings to get that Pot O’ Fire going tonight!… shudder!

    Staff!…I wonder if her quilting buddies eat hot wings, drink beer and sing merry songs when they get together!… heh!… If I were in a Quilting Bee that’s what we would do!…snort!

  68. Melanie
    3:21 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Hitting the bed soon, but Riö!! When's the Murder Mystery Party?

    If they have the person killed off by tripping over someone, that might be you could be the murderer!

    Wölfie, have fun with the new laptop!

  69. Debbie LM
    3:28 pm on August 10th, 2010

    But you, Rio, a quilt virgin– created such exquisite squares. A quilt-artist-in-the-making for sure!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    3:38 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Snort!… To tell you the truth Debbie, she wants me to ask you what book you would recommend for a beginning quilter… grunt!…She complained the whole time she was making them but I think she actually had some fun too!…sniff!…She doesn’t know where to start to really learn how to quilt. She needs your expert advise…sniff!

  71. Riö - The Evil
    3:40 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Oh!… And Debbie, she doesn’t know how to sew either, is this a big factor?… snorkel!…heh!

  72. Riö - The Evil
    3:57 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Ooooer!… Pagan just got kit in the ribs!… yikes!… It is still Nuthin’ to Nuthin’ in the bottom of the 6th!… grunt!.. Isn’t this Molly’s team?… I sure wish she was here yelling at my pitcher right now…damn! … I miss that poodle and her cousin Sammy… sniff!

  73. FattyKitty
    4:06 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Another gorgeous quilt by masters and amateurs. You doggies have done a wonderful job.

  74. Siberian Husky
    4:37 pm on August 10th, 2010

    I think it is the Yankees that is Molly's favorite team. I miss them too.

  75. Riö - The Evil
    4:46 pm on August 10th, 2010

    SiberH!… You are right! She is a Jeeters Fan!…. sniff!… Well, I wonder if they will ever come back?… cough!… Missing! Just like that annoying Lil Lexi… Missing!… We need Chet and Bernie on these blog cases!… crap!

  76. Siberian Husky
    4:58 pm on August 10th, 2010

    It is strange that they both went missing at the same time. I always thought it was neat that we had two sisters and another three sisters (now that Fatty Kitty has joined us) on the blog team.

  77. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:00 pm on August 10th, 2010

    If it was left up to Rio, this quilt would be a cozy for PA's car!

    The quilt is unbelievable. My pops said that's just a pretend quilt right? He just doesn't get it. He doesn't believe that I post, just because he has never seen me. Mom says she could walk through the room <code><abbr title="">naked and Pops would never even look up, so…

    Mom is going to be tired tomorrow. We are playing the nasty NY Yankees. Pardon my french, but, damn Yankees, hope we run them out of town.

    Mom had a really slow time at The Store today, so she brought up the blog and showed he coworkers all the pictures. He baby boss (28) said talking to their dogs must be what old people do for entertainment. Mom was not amused.

  78. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:00 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Holy cow, what did I do! sorry about that

  79. Siberian Husky
    5:13 pm on August 10th, 2010

    I hope the Rangers run the Yankees out of town, also. Maybe the Rangers can win–the Rockies didn't.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    5:17 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Min Pin!…Whatever you did it was very annoying! …grunt!…Possibly because the Rockies just lost to the Mets by one whole run. … snort!…The only RUN in the whole freakin’ game!…dammit! … That hot chili on the stove is messing with my mind…sniff!.. I can’t smell anything but That! … grump!

    PS: Your square is AWESOME Dude!…snort!

  81. Riö - The Evil
    5:21 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Min Pin!… Not a good idea to show others who are not Chet Fans this blog… snort!… Now you will be labeled “Crazy Old Librarian Lady and Her Weird Dog”…heh!

  82. dawson
    5:27 pm on August 10th, 2010

    But Rio: Macy's mom isn't a librarian, don't think so.

  83. dawson
    5:34 pm on August 10th, 2010

    What I meant was: Macy's mom isn't crazy and Macy isn't weird. And I don't think there is a librarian in the family.

  84. dawson
    5:42 pm on August 10th, 2010

    I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more. (^o^)

  85. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:53 pm on August 10th, 2010
  86. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:57 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Mom used to work for a library, now she works in a big orange box. I was in a box when the pups were born, not sure why Mom works in a box. Her baby boss already thinks she is a crazy old dog lady. She is only 7 in dog years.

    Macy not weird! Mom may be crazy.

  87. Riö - The Evil
    5:58 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Labeling! … It isn’t fair. I just think showing someone who is totaling ignorant of books in general and dogs and books with dogs well, it will only lead to trouble… snort!… It is just giving others a chance to think of you as a “Crazy Old….etc…whatever.”

    Wow!…Belle! She is beautiful!…snort!…Even when she is bummed out which is how I am almost all the time… snorkel!whimper!sniff!… Hi Belle! What’s going on with you girlie girl?… wheeze!…Wassup?

  88. Siberian Husky
    6:02 pm on August 10th, 2010

    We know the truth, Macy…Your mom is quite sane (look at the number of dogs she has) and the baby boss needs help. We pity him.

    Cute photo of Belle, Rio will like it.

  89. Riö - The Evil
    6:12 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Belle!… I bet she even has straight teeth!… holy smokes!…snicker!… She has no visible wrinkles or lines… wow!.. Hi Belle!

  90. Siberian Husky
    6:13 pm on August 10th, 2010

    I knew it, hee hee

  91. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:19 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Siber, you called it. That Rio is a dawg!!!

  92. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:23 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Belle here, Macy is always yaking about this dog, that dog, thought I better make sure she isn't hanging with a bunch of pervs, not to be confused with perps heh heh.

    Rio my man, you are one hunka hunka puppy flesh, pant pant. Macy is ready over my shoulder and says she is scandalized. Ok ok, for the record "Macy is in no way responsible for the comments of anyone other than herself" good grief, loosen up a little, sista.

  93. Gus and BooBear
    6:25 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Wow!!! The quilt looks fantastic!! Thank your mom for us, Wookie, for creating our square and thanks to Staff for all her hard work. Maybe SQ will bring the quilt on his book tour and we'll get to see it in person. Dad may even go to the signing with Mom even though it's during football season.

  94. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:27 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Sorry about belle, she was a street dog, picked up some bad ways. We *mostly* love her anyway.

    Damn yankee home run. Mom says saying damn yankee is not cursing, just a fact.

    Well, got to go help Mom chew her nails, oh, wait, <q> her nails. whatever floats your boat.

    Macy out.

  95. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:29 pm on August 10th, 2010

    where did *bite* go. insert before her nails

    Macy really, truly out.

  96. staff
    6:36 pm on August 10th, 2010

    OK Rio, The baseballs are on the bottom. What do you think of ant fabric for the NY bed bug skyline? Instead of stars? Heh heh heh

    White fabric covered with black ants which I am pretending are bedbugs….???


    Going to bed soon. I will read your answer in the a.m.

  97. Riö - The Evil
    6:50 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Kirby!… I’d really like to hear your opinion of this days baseball events. What happened with your team, did they play, did they win?. … snort!…Someone has been too busy cooking to go out to the MLB website to find out for us!…crap!… Where are you my good lop-eared fellow?…wheeze!

  98. Riö - The Evil
    7:28 pm on August 10th, 2010

    Arrrrgh!…Staff!… Why are you hell-bent on putting me on BLACK and WHITE fabric?…grunt!!!… I specifically instructed someone to send all kinds of “other” colored fabric your way… sniff!… Have you NOT received that stuff?…cough!…What’s up with the black and white crap??? …grrrrr! …Ants are not Bed Bugs and they are definitely not the background I want for my NYC skyline….wheeze!… Just try the blue with the Van Gogh Stars that I sent your way …Please! …Just give it a TRY…and also a FULL MOON…begging.. sigh!… Our favorite movie is “Moon Stuck” ..Hopefully, that gives you a clue!… gasp!wheeze!…This is sooo stressful.

    Grump!…That Staff, she just likes to rile me up!…darn her!… I bet Alice is egging her on…grumble!… Tomorrow we WILL sort these quilt square design issues out one way or another! …Snapple! Yeep!

    Goodnight All!… I had a very good and happy day today with the help of all of you …(ceptin’ Staff!)…heh!… “Life” does go on and let us try to make the best of it while we are here!… We will Plunder On in true fashion!…wheeze!

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