“Who’s your client?” said Lt. Stine. He was in a bad  mood.

“You know I can’t tell you that,” Bernie said. He was in a bad mood, too.

But not me. I was in a great mood, pretty close to tip-top. A big fat sun was shining down from a blue sky, but it wasn’t as hot as it had been and I got the feeling the real hot heat was over for another year. That made me hungry for some reason. No food in sight, but I was happy to wait. And if not happy, at least willing. For a while. Not a long one.

“We got a dead body here, and another one up in Vegas,” Lt. Stine said. “Did you report that one or did it somehow slip through the cracks?”

“I called it in,” Bernie said. “There was no time to stick around.”

Lt. Stine gave him a long look. “This is a two way street.”

I glanced at the street. No traffic at all. This was Cactus Heights, abandoned. My mood changed on me, dropping down from almost tip-top. I wanted to be somewhere else.


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133 Responses to “Moods”

  1. Sam
    3:51 am on September 8th, 2010

    Ha ha Rio! I'm going to be a Princess. Gold and rhinestones. I'm going to be so beautiful!

  2. Barb & Maggie
    4:24 am on September 8th, 2010

    Good morning everyone! Beautiful day here in the Midwest. 45- 50 mile per hour winds of yesterday have ended. Thankfully!

  3. Barb & Maggie
    4:40 am on September 8th, 2010

    Rio, Better get ready to travel to Topeka. This morning on The Today Show, they interviewed a pest control guy from there. He said the number of bed bug calls they are getting has risen from 3 per week to 10 per day. They also said we are probably about 10 years away from an effective chemical spray.

  4. Melanie
    4:40 am on September 8th, 2010

    Chet, it's always tough to be tip-top when two people are "facing off." Somehow I think that though Lt. Stine might be able to intimidate perps, he's not going to get far with Bernie. And NOWHERE with Chet.

    Staff: No baseballs please, I overheard the following.

    Rosie: What's a quilt?

    Mac: One of those things we like to pull off the bed and chew on while we're laying on them.

    Rosie: What's a baseball?

    A Paws . . .

    Bess: Oh, come on you idiots, everyone knows what a baseball is!

    Grace: Well, what is it then?

    Bess: It's that small dirty ball that Melanie throws by us.

    Franklin: Why does she do that anyway?

    Bess: Snort! (She's learned that from Riö) Who knows?

    Katy: I know, I know, I know, I know. . .

    Ros: Will someone shut her up? Please . . .

    Patsy: Katy, quiet or I'll roll you over and sit on you.

    Katy rolls over: Sit on me or I won't shut up.

    Patsy sits on her.

    Mattie (from up on top of the dryer): We're supposed to chase the ball and then give it back to her.

    Rosie: Why?

    A Paws . . . and heads shake. .

    Ellie: WHAT DID YOU SAY???

    Mattie: Just ignore her, she can't hear us anyway.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    4:42 am on September 8th, 2010

    The Newfies are having quite a conversation this morning!

  6. Mollypop
    4:44 am on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie – How funny your family is! I love hearing their conversations.

  7. Melanie
    4:45 am on September 8th, 2010

    I am in a good mood. Dan is still in ICU, but doing small steps to better. They are considering putting him in a chair today.

    I discovered that thought the upstairs computer is now on the internet, it cannot stream, so watching instant Netflix and Rachel Maddow were out for Dan while he recuperates upstairs.

    But I am smart! I am Wonder Woman! I found that I could download Rachel (she's sort of a neighbor of ours) as an podcast on to iTunes and then share it with the upstairs computer!

    Oh Joy, Oh Rapture!

    Still haven't figured out the Netflix though.

  8. BStover
    4:49 am on September 8th, 2010

    Chet: Where would you like to be? Bernie just lied to Stine didn't he. He didn't call in the murder in Vegas. Someone else, probably the perp in the Astrid case, did. He can't get Ray involved at this point.

  9. dawson
    4:52 am on September 8th, 2010

    Chet: Good. You're back to the case.

    Melanie: Love your dogs. Keep throwing that baseball. It's good exercise.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    4:58 am on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie, We are impressed with you techno skills. Barb likes Rachel Maddow, too. Does she have a house near you?

  11. Melanie
    5:06 am on September 8th, 2010

    If I take my really long walk, Susan and Rachel's house is on it. They are very nice and Susan has a garden that's beautiful!

  12. Melanie
    5:07 am on September 8th, 2010

    Rachel fishes. She does not garden!

  13. BStover
    5:15 am on September 8th, 2010

    Wolfie and Cody: I'm very glad that Cody is back.

    Staff: It probably goes without saying that I do not want a baseball on my square. I leave it up to you whether one should go on the motto square. Like Rio, I can't wait to see it either.

    Melanie: I love Rosie and Katy! And didn't Franklin ask the most brilliant question!

    Hey everyone.

    Rio: I'll have several comments about Rubicon….later.

    Mollypop: How is Bookworm going? (That was fun yesterday.)

  14. Barb & Maggie
    5:16 am on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie, That is cool! Barb is off to get her hair cut and other blah blah. I sort of tuned her out, however I think I heard something about going to the vet later, and I might have heard "shot". Gawd, I hope not. That vet guy is the reason I didn't like men!

  15. Melanie
    5:21 am on September 8th, 2010

    Oh, MagPie I'm so sorry about the vet. Be good and you might get a treat. Though if he wants to keep your mouth occupied he just might want to give you a big blob of peanut butter.

    WÖÖLFIE!!! Somehow I didn't see those pictures this morning. I wonder if they were "awaiting moderation."

    Thank Goodness! We're all glad Cody's back!! Now I have to go around uncrossing paws here. It did make for some interesting walking though, but I think the Pack's feet got stuck in that position.

  16. Mollypop
    5:25 am on September 8th, 2010

    MagPie! My Mom is just leaving to get a hair cut and blah blah too.

    B. – Mom will explain to me later about the game. She said something about a software glitch. A lot of Oh No! Oh No!

  17. FattyKitty
    5:29 am on September 8th, 2010

    We're very glad Cody is back. Nice picture too (it's the last post from yesterday…took me awhile to figure out how B. knew).

    Why aren't more dogs' last names Wigglebutt? It's so apt.

    My last and best vet was a man. After I went over the rainbow (I only say it that way in respect to you doggies), he even donated money in my name to an animal rescue in Colorado. He is a wonderful vet. I'm sorry yours seems scary, Maggie.

  18. Riö - The Evil
    5:32 am on September 8th, 2010

    Moods!…. Looks like everybody is in a really bad mood up above…snort!…I tend to think that Stine and Bernie just rub each other the wrong way no matter what….grunt!… I don’t remember Bernie calling in Albie’s murder. Now Stine will have to question Bernie about what happened in Vegas. How will he keep Ray out of it I wonder … cough!

  19. B. Stover
    5:47 am on September 8th, 2010

    Chet and Bernie have to find the perp in order to keep Ray out of it…case closed?

  20. B. Stover
    5:48 am on September 8th, 2010

    Oh no, Mollypop! Software glitch does not sound good.

  21. Melanie
    5:55 am on September 8th, 2010

    B.Stover and Riö: Actually they aren't working for Ray, so I wonder if Bernie can legally hold back Ray's name. Not that it would stop him. (snicker)

    I'd say he's holding back Ray's name for CB's sake. That's with a long "a".

    If SQ is finishing this by the end of September, I've got a lot of questions . . .

    Pondering on where is Astrid, Foster, were there actually suitcases or is Tulip in on whatever is going on?

  22. Staff
    6:04 am on September 8th, 2010

    Wolfie's boy, Cody, We are glad you are back.

    BStover, I was only thinking about putting baseball's on the blocks of those who are interested in the game. So far that is Rio, Dawson, Abbie, Alice, Macy and Siber-H.

    I could put one on Chet's block but I don't know how interested he is. Rio says he is a Red Sox fan, but that might just be PA and not Chet the Jet.


  23. Staff
    6:07 am on September 8th, 2010


    I can't figure out why Tulip would have mentioned the suitcases at all if she was 'in on it'. She would just have to keep quiet about them and Bernie wouldn't know. I think Tulip is a 'red herring.' Don't you?

  24. Riö - The Evil
    6:08 am on September 8th, 2010

    Staff!… I like your idea of putting the baseballs on the squares of those who follow the game….snort!… And only if they want them and only if it looks lovely!.. sniff!… We don’t want to clutter up the quilt with baseballs just for the sake of baseballs… grunt!

    Alice!… Put Alice's baseball right between her eyes…heh!

  25. Riö - The Evil
    6:10 am on September 8th, 2010

    Staff!…. I’m pretty sure it is Spencer who is a Red Sox Fanatic… grunt! ….Not Chet the Jet!…sniff!

  26. Melanie
    6:11 am on September 8th, 2010

    She certainly took Ray's mind off his troubles!!

    Would someone with a kindle look up Chet and baseball? I think there was a reference to a story about Chet really liking baseball, but something had happened, but we never find out what it is.

    Or my dreams have gotten very real . . .

  27. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 am on September 8th, 2010

    Chet!… I think Chet likes most balls in general, except maybe basketballs… snort!

  28. Siberian Husky
    6:36 am on September 8th, 2010

    Cody, (Wolfie's boy) Thank you so much for checking in with us last night!! Great photo and we are glad you are home safe.

    Staff, Put my baseball anywhere you think it fits. I will, however, second what Rio said last night…do not put the Isotopes on it. ugh to the Isotopes

    Rio, NM is sending firefighting resources to Colorado. Never fear, we fight fire better than we play footbal

    Great idea, Melanie, about someone looking up Chet and baseball. I suppose Chet and Bernie would be Snakes fans.

    It is easy for me to picture the pack having that conversation. tee hee

  29. BStover
    6:48 am on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie: From THAT: "We drove…past a baseball field with a kids' game going on. I didn't understand baseball, but it always looked like fun, and the ball itself I loved. Who'd have guessed what the insides were like? At that very moment a kid swung his bat and the ball went soaring into the sky. We weren't going very fast. Would it be totally impossible to–

    "'Che–et?' Bernie had this way of sometimes saying my name real slow. The ball hit the grass and bounced toward the outfield fence in lovely long hops that made me want to–'Che–et?' We drove on."

    As an aside: We learn in DOI that Foster had been a promising baseball player…according to Albie.

  30. Siberian Husky
    6:49 am on September 8th, 2010

    I have the same feeling, Chet, that the really hot heat is over with for another year. Summer is hard on us dogs in the Southwest.

    Chin up about going to the vet Maggie. I think I am due to go in a week or so.

  31. Siberian Husky
    6:51 am on September 8th, 2010

    Thank you Stover for looking that up.

  32. BStover
    6:57 am on September 8th, 2010

    Rio: Leave Alice alone. The baseball between her eyes indeed….I'm laughing out loud.

    Perhaps Spence needs to wind up the Astrid case (and yes Bernie's client is Col. Bob) so that he can concentrate fully on the fourth Chet and Bernie mystery. As I recall, when he was writing TFAT we had bits of that on the blog….It seems to me that the blog story about the Greed case had been wrapped up before that, but I'm not sure.

    Have to run errands.

  33. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:12 am on September 8th, 2010

    I am sitting here with my life jacket on. In fact we all are. The remains of hurricane H are right over us, and I am pretty sure I saw some animals lining up 2 by 2. We are worried..Is it just 2 dogs, or each type of dogs. And what about those of us with dubious lineage. I really hope this ark thing doesn't come to pass. We all have anxiety about it, except for Biddie, she is a mellow as they come.

  34. Riö - The Evil
    8:48 am on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!…Why are some letters lit up? How do you make the fire letters go away?… sniff!

  35. Mollypop
    9:20 am on September 8th, 2010

    Rio – Letters go away when they are used in a word. That V on fire needs to be used. If a word is made not using the V by the time it hits bottom, the game is over. In this case, there are only 2 turns left.

  36. Barb & Maggie
    9:48 am on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie and Staff, Taking your packages to the post office later today (on the way to you know where). Barb

  37. Melanie
    10:05 am on September 8th, 2010

    BARB and MAGPIE, THANKS!! (MagPie, don't nibble on the postperson!)

    B.Stover: Thanks for looking that up. Nice to know I wasn't dreaming.

    Did an errand today. Not being able to have regular bread because of celiac disease, I had finally found a gluten free baker that had GREAT BREAD!! Not just sweet stuff. So when YSAS, also a "celiacian," came over to see Dan, I called the store where she has her baked goods and they said SHE'S STOPPED BAKING!!!!

    ARRRG! So I left an e-mail message with her telling her I was crying. She called back Monday night. She hasn't stopped baking and she was a bit perturbed that the store was telling her customers that she was not in business. She thanked me for bringing it to her notice, no mention of the tears. And I ordered bread.

    Today I picked up 3 loaves!! Sandwich bread that doesn't taste like cardboard!!

  38. Melanie
    10:08 am on September 8th, 2010

    Oh, and on the way home I saw a flock of 23 wild turkeys (not the kind you drink, Riö) and took a picture on my phone. At least I thought I took a picture. When I opened it up on the computer there was only woods. Either they are expert hiders or they are very fast.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    10:13 am on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie, Barb says I have to stay in the car while she goes into the post office. Also, you need to make some orange vests for those turkeys.

    Barb's one goat looks a little like a deer (same color and size), so she keeps them locked in the paddock during hunting season. Her neighbors down the road laugh at her – they say only an idiot would think she is a deer!

  40. Gus and BooBear
    10:15 am on September 8th, 2010

    Magpie, remember your training from class. I'm pretty sure nipping the vet is a big no-no!!

    Macy, we made it thru the tropical storm yesterday fine. But lots and lots of rain. We're sure you will be fine, but keep the life jacket on.

    WWW, glad your boy is back!

    Tell the pack to keep on talking. We love their conversation.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    10:47 am on September 8th, 2010

    G&B, Thanks for the avice. You are right about nipping being a no-no. Barb says I am a different dog when I am at the vet's, and I don't think she means that in a good way! Will report back later.

  42. B. Stover
    10:49 am on September 8th, 2010

    Mollypop: Does the board still look like it is above? You could do "lick"…green L third column from left. The red v will come down to eliminate the e; the red e should come down just above the red v and you should be able to do "vet"…the t in the first column.

  43. B. Stover
    11:09 am on September 8th, 2010

    Mollypop: The problem is we have to keep doing small words so the red tiles keep coming. If we could get those under control, you could try for a larger word. Yes…let's see another picture.

    Rio: You'd enjoy Bookworm I think.

  44. B. Stover
    11:10 am on September 8th, 2010

    Maggie: I think you should try charming the vet and see what happens.

  45. Mollypop
    11:11 am on September 8th, 2010

    Here is what it looks like after B.'s excellent suggestions.

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  46. Siberian Husky
    11:15 am on September 8th, 2010

    Maggie, tell Barb there are sometimes idiots in the woods so she is wise to lock up the goats.

    TFAT is our favorite cover also. Chet and Bernie are overlooking Monument Valley on the cover, which is on the Navajo reservation on the border of Arizona and Utah. In the books, Chet and Bernie have never visited Monument valley, but that's okay. John Ford's movie, The Searchers, takes place in Texas, but he filmed it in Monument valley. It is an enchanted place.

    DOI is our second favorite book cover because it is the car, the road, the desert, and Chet and Bernie.

    We are looking forward to seeing the cover of TFAT in person. Chet has his white ear and the colors in it look beautiful.

    These are all great bookcovers!

    Gus and BooBear, glad you made it through the hurricane. I thought the heart of it might go a bit south of you. Macy, keep in touch. I've seen the pictures of your area on tv.

  47. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:20 pm on September 8th, 2010

    And boy talk about moods, Mom is in a black one. She doesn’t want to play with us or even talk to us. I hate it when she gets like that. Maybe if she took a nap she would be better. Her alarm clock did not go off so she was an hour and a half late to the Big Orange Box. Then there were notes to the effect that she had caused a big order to be cancelled. She says she wants to stick her head in the oven, but it is electric and will only burn her. The black cloud over her head is messing with all the canine mojo. Snap out of it already.

  48. B. Stover
    11:20 am on September 8th, 2010

    Mollypop: First, you could do "borns"…the b is in the fourth column.

  49. Riö - The Evil
    11:23 am on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!…You could do a “Yes” with the Fire Y, green E, and fire S….snort!

  50. B. Stover
    11:23 am on September 8th, 2010

    Then you should be able to do "goody" because the red y will come down one. The g is bottom of first column

  51. Siberian Husky
    11:24 am on September 8th, 2010

    Rio, you could play Bookworm. Mom and I, NO, but it makes a whole lot more sense to us now with Molly's pictures. The fire letters are facinating.

  52. B. Stover
    11:26 am on September 8th, 2010

    If you do the "yes" that Rio suggests, the next move could be "fend" with the green f. That should leave the one red e above the green f. Then we'd need to see what new tiles came in.

  53. Siberian Husky
    12:27 pm on September 8th, 2010

    I thought about you this morning, Macy, when I saw where the remains of the hurricane were. Tell your mom not to stick her head in the oven. Like all things, this too shall pass..both the hurricane and the big orange box being miffed. Keep your life jackets on for now, though.

  54. B. Stover
    11:29 am on September 8th, 2010

    WAIT: The red e above the green f may eliminate the f.

  55. Staff
    11:35 am on September 8th, 2010

    Gosh I am getting so I want to play bookworm again. I only play it online so I can't leave it on the computer and come back to it like you do.

    It looks like fun this way.


  56. B. Stover
    11:35 am on September 8th, 2010

    I think you should do "borns" first; then the red y will drop down and you should be able to do "coy." That leaves two red e tiles which should be easy to eliminate but I'd need to see the board again.

  57. Mollypop
    12:41 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Macy – Mom has had some alarm clock failures in the past and now uses her cell phone for an alarm. Always perfect!

  58. Mollypop
    12:47 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Here’s what happened to Bookworm with the software glitch. (I think it was caused by all those burning tiles from earlier.) Mom said last night on the blog that the crisis was over. And it was until Bookworm turned itself off. Uh oh. Mom turned it right back on and got this mess. Mom never takes it well when software is unreliable. I tried to tell her it’s only a game.

  59. Mollypop
    11:51 am on September 8th, 2010

    Mom is making dinner and will make the game attempt in about an hour. Then she will post another picture. This is fun!

  60. B. Stover
    11:53 am on September 8th, 2010

    Okay. I'm going to watch Rubicon again and then I'll post my ideas Rio.

  61. Wölfie Wigglebu
    12:03 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Yes indeed, Cody did return after a four day bender. Said it was fun getting drunk with all the rich kids. Mom is not happy and she has no idea who the girl in the photo is.

    Chad has a cheerleader girlfriend who just barely turned 15. My mom and her mom do not agree about whether or not Chad should spend the night at her house. Apparently the girl's mom is "modern" (Cody's description) and has allowed a long line of young men to, well, you know. I don't see what the big deal is. Me and Baxter and Claudie and Maggie and Jason and Bambi and Wally always spend the night with mom and dad. Unless it's too hot.

  62. Riö - The Evil
    12:04 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Stover!…Regarding Rubicon, remember what I told you to watch very closely!… snort!… The Head Honcho’s Polygraph!…sniff!

  63. Wölfie Wigglebu
    12:05 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Our snail mail address is:

    Mary Aller

    37295 Eagle Drive

    Raymond, CA 93653

    PS You can always throw in a bag of Chicken Jerkey for you-know-who!! Thanks for the seeds!

  64. Wölfie Wigglebu
    12:10 pm on September 8th, 2010


    We listen to Rachel every night. (Well, mom does. I usually fall asleep.)

    Macy, tell your mom that we are postive that the order glitch at the big orange box wasn't her fault. I could come and nip someone's heels if you'd like!

    Also, I just read about some hawks that are dive bombing mail carriers. (I think) Wow, that sounds scary.

  65. Wölfie Wigglebu
    12:11 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Well, mom just emailed me and said she has to get back to work.

    It is finally cool here and it is just the perfect weather to sit in the flowerbed and nap. Later, gators.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:18 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!…Can you only use the letters that on lit up?… snort!… I see “Linen” sitting there….sniff!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    12:23 pm on September 8th, 2010

    OK Wolfie, Got it. Just got back from the post office, so will put your package together in another day or two.

    Barb says she would use another word other than "modern" for that mom. Hard to keep the boys in line when there is all that temptation right in front of them, with little parental control from the girl's mom.

    On a lighter note, I did a little better at the vet's office today. I refrained from taking any bites, partly cause I felt sorry for the big guy. He just got bitten by a male rottie, and has this big ole puncture wound on his arm. He had to start rabies shots, so I didn't want to add insult to injury.

    On the way home, Barb had my leash tied to the seat belt in the back seat. I was so stressed that I managed to pull all the way between the front seats, and wedge myself behind Barb's back. My collar was so tight I could hardly breath and I had Barb sort of mushed against the steering wheel. She said it was good that she was on the back roads and only 10 minutes from home. Now I need a nap…..

  68. Mollypop
    1:34 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rio – I can use any letters, but each time a word is made, all the tiles move down. When a fire tile hits bottom, the game is over. The V in fire is a problem.

  69. Mollypop
    1:35 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rio – Also, the letters have to be touching each other in the sequence of the word.

  70. Melanie
    12:40 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Wöölfie, LOL, the picture I get is Chad and GF sleeping at the bottom of the "mom's" bed!!!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    12:42 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rio, Are you going to watch Terriers, the new show on FX tonight? It looks lkie something your friend and you might enjoy.

    Barb says she is not going to start playing Bookworm. She is already addictedd to this blog and solitaire on line, so she said that is enough.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    1:47 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Macy, Tell you Mom to stay calm. This will blow over.

    Glad Cody is back. Nice photo of 2 cute kids.

    Thank you for all the words of encouragement abut going to the vet. I want to nip him just a little bit, but Barb says I shouldn’t.

  73. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:49 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Thanks everyone for your encouragment for my mom. She went to see "He who talks you out of stupid stuff" and now the cloud is only grey.

    Wolfie, please stand by on the nipping. Mom won't know until Friday if her hindquarters are in a sling. I'm hoping now, cause I don't want her thinking up other stupid stuff.

    I had an adventure earlier. All five us were out back. Holly and I (through a method we cannot divulge) got the gate open and too a little stroll. If only those barkheads that were still in the back yard had kept quiet, no one knows how long we could have stayed out.

    But they started in, and Holly answered them back(I was too smart to give away my position) and mom began to realize that not all the noise was coming from the back. When she came out front, Holly and I played it really cool, like we were just about to come to the front door and ring the bell.

    Unfortunately, when mom went looking for us, she left the back door open and 3 sets of extremely muddy paws came in that way and two more came in the front. Mom says she is going to wait until the rain is over and shovel all the dirt back into the yard where it belongs.

    Ah the taste of freedom, if only a while!

    Note from Macy's mom– it was the desire for freedom that got you put in the shelter where we found you, missy.

  74. Mollypop
    12:50 pm on September 8th, 2010

    B. – My Bookworm doesn't allow borns. What do you think? Having 2 E's and an S makes it trickier.

  75. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:54 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Note from Mom: I am certainly glad my girls are grown, as I cannot even imagine a scenario where I would encourage young men to sleep over. My head is reeling over the notion that such mothers exist.

    Maggie good restraint at the V-E-T. You never can tell when you might want them to like you. Don't burn your bridges.

  76. Siberian Husky
    12:54 pm on September 8th, 2010

    I know Macy is small, but could she have a touch of Husky in her?

  77. Barb & Maggie
    1:54 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Wolfie, Barb is putting together the seed packets, and still needs your mailing address. Do you want to put your email out here on this blog, or would you rather we did it? Or does Staff have your snail mail address from the quilt project? She could email it to me if you give permission.

  78. Riö - The Evil
    12:55 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!… I liked Stover’s idea of using “FERNS”. Using the Green E and the fire N and fire S!…snort!

  79. Mollypop
    12:55 pm on September 8th, 2010

    B. – I could do born and coy and migs, if that word is allowed.

  80. B. Stover
    1:03 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rio: We didn't see Spangler actually taking the polygraph as we did the others so perhaps not. He certainly has an exaggerated sense of his own importance. He said if he were the leak blah blah…the world would be in peril.

    The reason I think that Kale can be trusted is from the previous episode. Will asks why Kale is helping him and Kale responds, "I support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic." I think he believes that though he may not believe that Spangler and the API do. When Will asks him who they work for (in the latest episode) Kale says the U.S. government and Will says, "How do you know?" He, Kale, may work for the U.S. gov, but Spangler doesn't seem to. Was it the guys who broke in Katherine's house who put the bug in her bedroom….fireplace mantel?

  81. B. Stover
    1:08 pm on September 8th, 2010

    "Borns" is a word….Blast. I know that it allows "mic." Can you do "goy" rather than "coy"? It should allow "mics."

  82. B. Stover
    1:08 pm on September 8th, 2010

    I think it does allow "migs."

  83. B. Stover
    1:11 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Or you could do "fees" then "boy" then "don."

  84. Gus and BooBear
    1:28 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Macy, be careful going out. It appears we have lost little Lexi that way. Wasn't she always getting out and facing Pitt bulls? You don't want to get lost in the storm!! And your mom is already worried about the Big Orange Box.

  85. Mollypop
    1:28 pm on September 8th, 2010

    B. – Good one! Fees then boy then done. Then Mom was able to do tenders. Now she has put the game down with 1 fire I in the middle of the board. Once again, crisis averted!

    Thanks! We plunder on!

  86. B. Stover
    1:31 pm on September 8th, 2010


  87. Melanie
    2:00 pm on September 8th, 2010

    I think you all are amazing. I have trouble seeing more than 3 letter words.

    I'm going in to see Dan in the morning. Printing out some pictures for him that I took on my mini-vacation.

    His nurse called us tonight at dinner. Dan was SITTING in a CHAIR! He had passed his swallowing test, so he had mashed potatoes, a little meat and ice cream with peaches on top. He was able to tell Zoë that he loved her (and me), then he had to put his mask back on!!!!!!

  88. Siberian Husky
    2:04 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie, please give Dan Get Well Wishes from all of us.

  89. Barb & Maggie
    2:10 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie, We are so happy to hear about Dan's remarkable progress.

    Wonderful news!

  90. Gus and BooBear
    3:22 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Oh, and we went to B&N at lunch just in case the book fair early release meant the stores were going to get it early too (no such luck). But we saw the paperback of THAT and think that is our favorite cover art. We haven’t seen TFAT in person yet but we just love the silhouettes of Chet and Bernie on THAT with the canyon road in the background.

  91. B. Stover
    2:33 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Yes Melanie, please give Dan our best.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:41 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!… Couldn’t you make the word “VET” with your letters that are touching?…snort!

  93. Riö - The Evil
    2:54 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Woooo! …. For Dan the Man!… Woooooo! … For Stover and Molly! You guys are like experts on that game!….snort!… Very impressive indeed!

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  94. Mollypop
    4:00 pm on September 8th, 2010

    B. – That worked! Of course, more fire came down.

    Rio – I didn’t explain that properly. In your suggestion, the T would have to be touching the E.

  95. Riö - The Evil
    3:01 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Stover!… Rubicon – That was my first thought when she found the bug, that the guys who broke in planted it…snort!…They probably planted them all over the house…. Sniff!… My friend says she wishes she would have been in the bushes when that Katherine tossed her keys to that gorgeous New York home away!…grunt!… I was thinking of going into the removal of a different type of Bug!!!…heh!

    Kale!… He is still on our list of questionables…sniff!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:02 pm on September 8th, 2010


  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:03 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!… I think I am starting to see how this works… sniff! ….Lick the Vet MagPie!…heh!

  98. Mollypop
    4:04 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Mom is conniping again. I asked her to take another picture a bit later. She is thinking doom and gloom just won’t stop.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:07 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!… I want to play again!… snort!

  100. Sam
    3:10 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Melanie, I can see how our blog prayers have worked!

  101. Melanie
    3:11 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Hmmm. So far, I can not find a Bookworm download that is supported by Mac.

    I know I've played it before . . . It is a sign for me to go to bed . . .

    I will tell Dan that all of you have been sending up puppy prayers and good thoughts for him. He'll love that.

  102. B. Stover
    3:24 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rio: At first I thought she had tossed the keys but then she uses keys in her hand to open the car door. Why would she toss the keys?

  103. Riö - The Evil
    3:40 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Stover!… I thought at the time she is “Way too Rich!”… snort!… But now I’m not sure, maybe she will sneak back for some reason…or she threw something else. This one is a puzzler….sniff!

  104. Mollypop
    3:43 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rio – It's B. who is 'Her Guruness' on Bookworm. She saved Mom's derrière once again.

  105. Riö - The Evil
    3:51 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Molly!…So has the Fire Storm abated on Bookworm?….heh!… I sure hope those New Mexico firefighters can help our guys out here… choke!… The smoke is making the air look all greenish outside… cough!… It’s cool outside, but she won’t open a window or anything…gasp!

  106. B. Stover
    3:54 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rio: Katherine's husband was a billionare.

    Mollypop: I've never gotten beyond two plus million on Bookworm. Oh….I just did "migs" and it was accepted.

  107. B. Stover
    3:55 pm on September 8th, 2010

    I guess that's billioniare….??

  108. Staff
    3:56 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Staff has read the blog till hear and now is going downstairs to watch the twins and work on the quilt.


    Yay Dan, Cat prayers your way too.

    Cody! That girl is trouble! And her Mom is worse! Sheesh!

  109. Riö - The Evil
    4:06 pm on September 8th, 2010

    YEA!!!!….Staff is working on the Quilt!… snort!….Always a good thing. I bet she has a handful of little miniature MLB baseballs in her mitts all ready to sew them on all over the place!…sniff!

  110. Sam
    4:20 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Sorry, Rio, I think staff is working on rhinestones.

  111. Riö - The Evil
    4:28 pm on September 8th, 2010

    MinPin!… Is Belle safe and dry?… snort!… Is she one of the guys who ratted you out while you were on your big adventure…heh!

    MagPie!…. I have to say I am appalled at your behavior in the car today after the Vet Visit…snort!… You could have choked yourself to death and caused a car accident where Barb could have been disabled and not able to feed the chickens, goats or donkeys… grunt!… Thank Gawd the tomatoe seeds had been mailed already! Just behave yourself little girl!…dammit!

    Sammie!…Baseballs for sure as she is also Watching Baseball as she sews…heh!

  112. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:34 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Good to hear about Dan's progress.

    All this bookworm talk is getting to mom. She may have to take a break and go play. All she can play is the online version.

    Rain seems to have stopped and none of the half dozen tornadoes got us either. Just the mud monsters.

  113. Barb & Maggie
    4:46 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Macy, Glad the worst of the weather has passed. Hope you have sunny skys tomorrow. And stay in your yard!

    Rio, You are right. I should have stayed in the back seat like I usually do. I just felt this overwhelming need to hide, and I thought behind Barb was a good place. At least it seemed so at the time.

    We are heading for bed, too. Good night all.

  114. Riö - The Evil
    5:02 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Our MagPie!…So brave in the chicken coop and such a coward in the Vets Office…heh! … I hope she’s had her Rat Shots to keep her safe from Rat germs… gag!

  115. Siberian Husky
    5:05 pm on September 8th, 2010

    The Rangers finally won!

    The Twins are ahead. (Switzerland)

    The Rockies are ahead!

  116. Riö - The Evil
    5:16 pm on September 8th, 2010

    SiberH!… I didn’t know if I should mention Baseball tonight or not, but now that YOU HAVE…heh!… Rockies are Kicking Butt again against The Reds 7 to 1 bottom of the 5th… Woooooooo!… I can almost smell another Sw—, well I won’t say it so I don’t jinx them!….gruff!

    Twins!…Even though I do not want the Twins to win, I am glat Staff is happy right now as she is sewing baseballs onto The Quilt…heh!

  117. Siberian Husky
    5:28 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rockies 9-1 now! Since Staff is working so hard on the quilt, I think it is ok to cheer for the Twins tonight.

    Are we sure she is sewing baseballs? It could be rinestones.

  118. Riö - The Evil
    5:36 pm on September 8th, 2010

    SiberH!…Being Switzerland only goes so far pal!…snort!

    Rockies!… Just got 3 outs on one runner…heh!…Beauty in motion!

  119. Siberian Husky
    5:44 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Wow! I wish I could have SEEN that. Maybe tomorrow on their website.

  120. Riö - The Evil
    6:08 pm on September 8th, 2010

    SiberH!…If you do not see that awesome play… snort!…It might be because that’s what I thought I saw, and I am not usually wrong, but it does seem abnormal…heh!…Highlights will tell the truth!…snort!

  121. Siberian Husky
    6:19 pm on September 8th, 2010

    We'll know tomorrow about the play.

    They are now saying that 136 homes have been destroyed in the Colorado wildfire. This is going to be Colorado's Los Alamos. I hope they can start getting the fire contained soon.

  122. Riö - The Evil
    6:24 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Groan!… It was 92 homes before my friend came home tonight, so I do believe the dastardly count of 136…sob!… That is really heart wrenching for so many people…sniffle! … I sure hope the NM firefighters can help stop this destruction!…cough!

  123. Siberian Husky
    6:26 pm on September 8th, 2010

    They are coming to Colorado from other states also. Help is on the way!

  124. Riö - The Evil
    6:39 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Rockies!…Win Again! 9 – 2, They SWEPT the Reds!!…heh!….September is looking good so far!… snort!

  125. Riö - The Evil
    6:41 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Opps!…. I may have just heard we have ONE MORE DAMN game with the Reds…good grief!… No Sweep Yet!! …dagnabit!

  126. Siberian Husky
    6:44 pm on September 8th, 2010


    That was a stress free baseball game.

    Kirby's team is 3-3 in the 15th inning. Where is Kirby?

    I am very thankful that Dan is improving and that Wolfie's boy is back home. Prayers for the safety of all the firefighters in Colorado and the residents in harms way.

  127. Siberian Husky
    6:49 pm on September 8th, 2010

    I think there is one more game with the Reds. I may have read that on the internet this morning.

    Good Night Rio. It is just us left. Tomorrow! Sleep tight tonight and I know you won't let the bed bugs bite because you are on the job!

  128. Riö - The Evil
    6:50 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Bed!… We are off to bed now…snort!… Rockie and his Hillbilly gang is taking care of the Bed Bug business for me!…heh!….The amazing speed that these Bed Bugs are spreading is amazing….cough!choke! ….Goodnight All!

    Plea!…. KIRBY COME HOME!!…sniff!

  129. Siberian Husky
    6:52 pm on September 8th, 2010

    The bed bugs are in NM now, Rio. They are suppose to like a humid climate, but THEY ARE HERE!

    Kirby's game is now in the 16th inning.

  130. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:56 pm on September 8th, 2010

    SiberH – you mentioned Loa Alamos. We were up there a couple of weeks ago and noticed a large area that appeared to be burned. When was that? The ridge above town looks like it has sprouted hair. (or maybe spy antennae)

  131. Gus and BooBear
    7:12 pm on September 8th, 2010

    Great news about Dan!! We're sure sitting up and being able to talk since the ventilator is out is really helping his mind set.

    We're worried about all the pets and wildlife in Colorado that the fire will affect. Hope the firefighters get control soon.

    WWWW, don't like the sound of Chad's girlfriend or her mom. Really? Mom's glad she and Dad just have cats. It's a scary world for kids now days.

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