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We’re traveling. See you tomorrow!

(Saw a great Winslow Homer last night.)


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  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:56 am on November 29th, 2012

    Good morning, and wondering where Spence saw a great painting.

  2. OleyHowlers
    10:14 am on November 29th, 2012

    Good morning, Barb and Maggie, and all Plunderers.
    Ahem…..Today is the esteemed Sasha’s 17 th Birthday!!!

  3. OleyHowlers
    10:14 am on November 29th, 2012
  4. Barb & Maggie
    10:15 am on November 29th, 2012

    Anyone out there?

    We will be busy, busy today. Kelly is coming to paint and she is bringing Gus with her so he can play with moi. That is managable, but then Jack is coming for a few hours too, and that is when things will get a little crazy. Is it too early for a glass of wine?

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:16 am on November 29th, 2012

    Good morning Oleys. WOW, 17 IS A LOT MORE THAN 2!!! Happy Birthday girl!

  6. Rose
    10:17 am on November 29th, 2012

    Good Morning Youse Guys!

    B&M, I too, wonder Spence saw A Winslow Homer painting.

    Sasha, please have the happiest of birthdays, and a wonderful day!

  7. Tupper and Gilly
    10:19 am on November 29th, 2012

    Happy Birthday Sasha!!
    Good catch Macy – those buttons were some that the very nice button company sent when we were doing that Bear

    Off to finish the very last part of the packing and then on to Boston. Hope to be able to check in during the weekend.

  8. Rose
    10:20 am on November 29th, 2012

    B&M, sounds like mayhem will abound. It is never too early for a glass of vino.

  9. Princess Sam
    10:20 am on November 29th, 2012

    Sasha, Happy Birthday!

  10. Rose
    10:21 am on November 29th, 2012

    T&G, wishing you much success at the show!!!

  11. B.Stover
    10:25 am on November 29th, 2012

    Good morning all.

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:30 am on November 29th, 2012

    Bee – BASEBALL!!!
    Since we are traveling, may we have our pie to go please?

  13. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:33 am on November 29th, 2012

    Golinka!…Good luck! And Good Riddance to the Kats!…heh!…They are going with you, right?…snort!

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    10:58 am on November 29th, 2012

    Rio – the Wrotten Kats said something about a secret mission to Alaska. Something about handcuffs, a briefcase and some Goat friends of theirs….
    We really didn’t follow what they were giggling about.

  15. dawson
    11:10 am on November 29th, 2012

    Happy Birthday Sasha! Treats for everyone!

    T&G: Best of luck this weekend.

    G’day to everyone.

  16. Siber-H
    11:13 am on November 29th, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Sasha, Queen of the Sibers!

    T&G I am very glad gramps will be able to see while your folks are gone.

    Good Morning Everyone

  17. OleyHowlers
    11:27 am on November 29th, 2012

    Good luck, T&G!!

    This is infuriating…remember that guy up in B.C. who killed all those huskies because his tourist sleddog business went bad? he is not even getting jail time!

  18. Staff
    11:51 am on November 29th, 2012

    Macy, Your question from last night about obsolete machines. No the only two in the family who like the old machines are the Turtleman and me. Well, the others like them, but manage to live without them.

    Happy Birthday Sasha. We here are impressed!

    I am not reading about the Alaska guy. ISH!

  19. B.Stover
    12:01 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Macy hoped that I wouldn’t ask for an explanation of a term she used so I won’t…it sounds X rated.

    Happy birthday Sasha.

  20. OleyHowlers
    12:24 pm on November 29th, 2012

    What buttons is Macy talking about (sorry Bee) ?

  21. Staff
    12:28 pm on November 29th, 2012

    OOOO, On one of my sewing machine blogs there is a link to a video about who invented the sewing machine. It is ultimately about the Singer ‘New Family’ Model 12 sewing machine. It is one I got last year. Mine is dated to 1888 and has the fiddle base and is just lovely. Here is the link to the video. I know you will all be fascinated!

  22. Siber-H
    12:35 pm on November 29th, 2012

    I read the article on the jerk that killed the sled dogs. I am sad to say his punishment doesn’t surprise me. The courts’ decisions and punishments in cases like these are usually way too lenient.

  23. Staff
    12:37 pm on November 29th, 2012

    And here is my Model 12. (((sigh)))

    I was so lucky to find it at an antique shop in Kansas last summer.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    12:47 pm on November 29th, 2012


    Wonder where Spence is going…..

    One More Day!

  25. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:49 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Bee, not X rated, more PG13, as in humor appreciated best with those with the mindset of a 13 year old male. It is a classic Saturday Night Live sketch.

    Howlers, the buttons in question showed up on our porch one day. It’s a mystery!

    Way to go Sasha! May your days be merry and bright.

  26. Masquers
    12:54 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Amalia and Leonard: Have a very successful weekend in Boston.
    Staff: Great cards from last night…especially the one about Canada.
    Melanie: Mom enjoyed seeing a very young Clint Eastwood in that video.
    Riö: Because of the computer crash at your friend’s busy place will she be home for a long weekend?

  27. BearSpiritDog
    1:01 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Siber-H: We read the original article and cannot bear to read more. As long as our kind is considered “property” things will not be changing anytime soon.
    Sasha: What do you have planned for today? I will do a Birthday Howl especially for you. AhhRooo..AhhRooo..AhhRooo

  28. SnowBella
    1:05 pm on November 29th, 2012

    All I have to say about the man in BC is that there is a special place in hell…

    Sasha: Happy birthday!

  29. B.Stover
    2:06 pm on November 29th, 2012

    I received the Who Gives a Hoot quilling project plus a surprise item. They are truly beautiful. Rio: Thank your friend for me.

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:16 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Stover!…I will give her an extra slurp when she gets home tonight…grunt!… She says the system they use (which is CRAP) is running really slow today so she has been shopping at Amazon for those hard to find gifts…sniff!

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:20 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Finally!…Linda The Lurker’s package is finally out for delivery…grunt!

  32. Wookie 0f Chevy Chase
    2:23 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday Dearest Sasha
    Happy Birthday to You

    brought to you by the golden voice of Wookie of Chevy Chase

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:26 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Steve!…I’d sure like to hear if Steve received his package or not…grunt!…Tracker says it was Delivered yesterday….sniff!

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:28 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Wookie!….Why are you out here!?…snort!…You should be over at Auction Central repairing the major do-hicky-ma-bob that runs those bid-the-most electronic selectors…grunt!

  35. B.Stover
    2:33 pm on November 29th, 2012

    I haven’t received the pretzels yet.

  36. B.Stover
    2:36 pm on November 29th, 2012

    “Pretzel” is from Old German brezitella meaning ring-shaped bun, derived from Latin brachiatus meaning having branches.

  37. Sasha, Queen of Oley
    2:39 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Rumor has it that there will be a surprise (as if) birthday party for me this evening. There will be a specially decorated cake made of banana and carob, with mmmm p-nut butter icing. There may even be Frosty Paws besides. My “cousin” Cherokee will be attending too. For all I know, the Members of the Nation on this here blog may have all been secretly invited. If so, don’t eat too much cake, o.k.?

  38. Melanie
    2:54 pm on November 29th, 2012

    I had used this special App that I got that let’s me play Wöökie’s melodic voice singing the birthday song. The Pack joined in and then told me to send Sasha not only Birthday Greetings but some of their used slim jims. Sorry Sasha . . it appears only to be the wrappings.

    Been extra busy this morning and afternoon. The heating pad awaits. Blood pressure is aOK! She is pleased with my continue (slow) weight loss. Then we talked about pain. I can’t take the regulars for pain nor the narcotics. So she was telling me about one she wants me to try . . Wait for it . . Gabapentin!

    I started laughing. I told her Patsy takes that for pain. So I’m going on the same medication as my dog!

  39. Siber-H
    3:25 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Melanie, Mom’s border collie took gabapentin, along with two other drugs, for seizures.

  40. Barb & Maggie
    3:46 pm on November 29th, 2012

    We are back briefly. then must go pick up Lyla.

    Kelly and Gus just left. Kitchen walls above cabinets are painted, plus part of living room. Put fancy do-hickies above cabinets and it looks awesome. Both dogs have small amounts of paint on them but they don’t care.

    What time does Sasha’s partee start?

  41. BearSpiritDog
    4:00 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Melanie: Neurontin (Gabapentin) is a miracle drug for nerve pain.
    Good on you for the Great checkup!

    Sasha: A Party?…and the Plunderers are invited? Woooo!

    B: Pretzels…you are making me hungry.

  42. Tupper and Gilly
    4:07 pm on November 29th, 2012

    We have gotten word that MAma and Dad have arrived in Boston and are at their hotel. Once they got here, they decided to do a trial run to the show location, just to see how long it would take. It is three miles. It took 20 minutes. We HATE Boston!

    Thank dawg there is a restaurant right across the hotel parking lot, and the hotel does breakfast here. So at least they won’t have to try to go wandering the streets of Boston, looking like hungry waifs trying to find their dinner.

    And we just got an email from the show producer – you know, the guy that mussed up the days of the show? – well, this email was about exhibitor parking. He forgot to arrange for it. In BOSTON! This producer is the nicest guy, but he tends to get just stoopid whenever he falls in love. And right now – he is head over heels, and we are worried about the show.

    We are very grateful that we have a magic blue card that lets us park anywhere, but the rest of the exhibitors are gonna be MAD!!!!

  43. Melanie
    6:04 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Sigh . . alone again . . here I am, alone again . .

    I’m going to go and play in Grace’s hole to China. In the dark. In the cold.

    Well, actually, I think I’ll watch another of Midsomer Murders Season 11.

  44. OleyHowlers
    6:09 pm on November 29th, 2012

    What did we miss? Where is Zoe? Where is the Pack?

    Barb, what are the fancy do-hickies? We can’t wait to see this kitchen! We are very happy for you!

    (Whispering) we snuck a peek…

  45. OleyHowlers
    6:10 pm on November 29th, 2012

    What did we miss? Where is Zoe? Where is the Pack?

    Barb, what are the fancy do-hickies? We can’t wait to see this kitchen! We are very happy for you!

    (Whispering) we snuck a peek…

  46. dawson
    6:13 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Melanie: I’ve heard of people who start to look like their 4 footed friends but of people taking the same medication as their friends, you are the first.

    T&G: I had to giggle about the producer being “in love” but it won’t be funny to those who have to lug their wares.

  47. B.Stover
    6:13 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Melanie: Is season 11 with the new detective?

  48. dawson
    6:18 pm on November 29th, 2012

    OleyHowlers: That is a beautiful cake. Should I bring the salmon bon-bons?

  49. Staff
    6:23 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Wow, what a great cake. I love the decor. I’ll bring some fancy custom home made dog biscuits. Heh. I have this book with many recipes in it.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    6:34 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Back from a nap and what do I see…a Beautiful CAKE!
    Now I have the munchies again.
    Is it party time yet?

    We will bring a bone for everyone.

    Tupper&Gilly: As long as there is food close at paw All is Well.

    Melanie: Speaking of Munchies, how is the Series coming along?

  51. OleyHowlers
    6:35 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Yay! Salmon bon-bons and fancy cookies. Kool. A girl only turns 17 once you know.

  52. Wose
    6:38 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Hey, did anybody notice Chet’s post over there on the right?

  53. Wose
    6:40 pm on November 29th, 2012

    T&G , I have been hearing on the news that there has been some loss of power in Boston and Cambridge. Are you all okay?

  54. Wose
    6:41 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Beautiful cake, Sasha! Enjoy!

  55. Masquers
    6:57 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Rose! Yes, I see Chet’s post (thanks to you). Very interesting.

  56. Melanie
    7:04 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Zoe and the pack are here. I was emoting about no one being on the blog.

    Dawson, Patsy is beautiful. So does that mean I’m beautiful?

    B.Stover, no new detective yet.

    That cake looks great!

  57. Barb & Maggie
    7:13 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Lovely cake. What is the inside flavor? You might have mentioned it already.

    Barb had a long day so she ran out and got a take and bake pizza tonight.

    The do-hickies above the cabinets are misc. antique things and greenery. They really complete the look. Can’t wait to get the new counter tops, sink and faucet. Then we will post a final pic for those interested.

    Barb wants to brag a little. When the custom cabinet-countertop guy was here yesterday, he asked if the cabinets were new. Barb
    said no, that they were inexpensive cabinets that she painted. He then asked who she hired to paint them. When she said she did them herself, he said she really did a great job. Nice!

  58. Wose
    7:18 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Masquers, pondering if that will be tomorrow ‘s blog topic….

  59. Wose
    7:18 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Rio! You are missed on this here blog…..

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:45 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Rose!…I’ve been busy greeting my friend and then eating as much food as I could beg off of her…heh!heh!burp!

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    7:52 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Melanie – Patsy is beautiful. You ARE beautiful – especially when you are watching your boys, or your dogs. Then you just GLOW!

    Rose – if there is a power shortage in Boston, it isn’t anywhere near us. Every light in the area is on – has no here ever heard of conservation!

    Dawson -this producer is another candidate for neutering so he only has to think with the head that is on his shoulders! We won’t even tell you about the latest email – ok, we will. At 6:30 this evening he sent us an email saying he just realized that he hadn’t scheduled any entertainment for the show, but he did advertise there would be entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. Sorry – I forgot my lampshade, and simply can’t dance without it….

  62. dawson
    7:54 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Melanie: The answer to that question can only be “Yes”!

    Barb&Maggie: I could tell youse were painting pros when you were talking about “cutting in” the edges.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    7:54 pm on November 29th, 2012

    T & G, What, no Happy Corgi Dance?

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Looney!…That guy running the show sounds like a looney-tune…grunt!…I had high hopes for youse guys Golinka, but now I’m not sure what will happen next!…yeep!

  65. Barb & Maggie
    7:59 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Dawson, Thank you for the compliment.

    Staff, we do love the pics of your sewing machines. That one you posted today is beautiful. May we ask, how many do you own?

  66. Wose
    8:03 pm on November 29th, 2012

    T&G , I am glad you are not in the dark.

  67. Wose
    8:05 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Rio! You know I worry when your pug face is not on this here blog. What was for dinner? Will you be wearing your bowtie for the really big Auction?

  68. dawson
    8:08 pm on November 29th, 2012

    How many sewing machines? She has nearly 10 at ma & pa’s.

  69. Melanie
    8:13 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Hmmm, does Staff want to admit to how many sewing machines she owns?

    T&G, I think Golinka should do the dance on top of the producer. Just saying. Glad you have power.

    Patsy is sharing her med with me tonight until someone can pick up the medication tomorrow. Notice I said someone. I hope it isn’t me. I’m tired of being in the car. Hoping my sister can bring it with her when she comes for dinner.

    Golinka and Storyteller have a Grand Selling Show!
    Staff have a wonderful day off.
    Everyone else? Be good or at least don’t get caught.


  70. dawson
    8:20 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Staff has Grandma’s old Singer and Aunt Josephine’s sewing machine as well. She has 2 Featherweights and much much more. I know an approximate number, heh, heh.

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    8:22 pm on November 29th, 2012

    We still have high hopes for this here show. The producer really is a good guy – just gets hijacked by hormones now and then. But there isn’t anyone better at getting press and publicity for the shows. We are sure the crowds will be out this weekend. We just hope we can get
    a.) parked
    b.) unloaded
    c.) set up
    before the buying public descends.

    Barb – you never fail to impress us. From handling a farm by yourself, to bargain shopping for cabinets, to do-it-yourself decorating – you go, girl!

    Wose – we will be in the dark soon – but it will be by choice when the lights go out and we burrow down for a long night’s nap

  72. Sasha
    9:00 pm on November 29th, 2012

    The cake was banana & carob, with peanut butter icing. It was delish.

  73. Princess Sam
    9:01 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Barb does amazing things, Oleys buy their dogs birthday cakes, and my family gets me Wonderfluffed every other week! What’s wrong with this picture?

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on November 29th, 2012

    OMDawg!…It is the night before the big Auction and there is so much stuff to do to get ready!….wheeze!…How will I get it all done?…Gasp!…Wait, Wookie is doing all the grunt! work. What am I worried about?…heh!heh!…Time to watch a little tv with my friend…snorkel!…I sure hope Wookie is being very careful when he attaches the big-the-most electronics to the biggest-bid-ever gadgets together or there could be a small explosion…wheeze!

  75. Kat
    9:15 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Your Royal Highness Princess Sammie,
    Mom brought a cake like this with us when we drove to Western Massachusetts to see Bella’s One Handling Woman Show. If you would have come along with Aunt MollysMom, you could have had some.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on November 29th, 2012

    CAKE!…How do I get some of that cake!cake!cake!…wheeze!…I love cake. I love cookies too…gasp!snort!

  77. Tupper and Gilly
    9:23 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Sammie – ya and it was scrumdiddlyumptious!!!

  78. Princess Sam
    9:24 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Kat! I heard all about that trip that someone wouldn’t take me on. I saw pictures. I heard about how you slept with Molly’s Mom. Where was I? Stuck at home. Gah!

  79. Kat
    9:26 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Tee hee hee I kill me! heh heh heh

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Wha!?….Tupper and Gilly ate the rest of the remaining cake?….grump!…Those Corgis are cake thieves!…yeep!

  81. OleyHowlers
    9:28 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Rio, we have plenty of cake left, and we will be happy to share. Just don’t come tomight…we here are all zonked. Goodnight all.
    (Oh yeah. You can’t leave your yard.)

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Wait!…Tupper and Gilly are talking about the cake they ate when I was not invited…grump!…Sammie there is still cake at the Howlers house if you can get there…wheeze!…I’m a stuck pug….grunt!

  83. Princess Sam
    9:38 pm on November 29th, 2012

    There was Kat, Tupper and Gilly, Basil and Sage, and a whole pack of Newfs. They eat cake and I get left at home. This kind of injustice requires Wookies dad because I’m going to sue.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Sammie!…I remember being starved for news about what was going on before, during and after Rebecca’s one-woman story telling time, but NO!…grunt!…No one would post anything substantial…wheeze!…I believe Staff was as frustrated as I was back then…gruffle!…Never mind not getting any Cake, and I do not say that lightly..wheeze!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Reaching!…Well, I saw the first commercial for Tom’s Jack Reacher on tv tonight…grunt!…I predict all the people who have never read the books will go to the movie because they will advertise the hell out of it before the Christmas season opening…huffle!

  86. Barb & Maggie
    10:24 pm on November 29th, 2012

    We hear you, Rio! Tom Cruise? We saw the commercials, too. Gah!

    That cake looks delish. Again, Happy Birthday. Enjoy your day.

    Off to bed. Nighty noodle.

  87. Staff
    10:25 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Yawn… I fell asleep after supper and woke up when Maggie said “bathroom”. When Maggie says that you move fast. I am awake now.
    I see that Dawson has been telling lies about me. I do not have 10 machines here. I only have six.
    I wish I had Grandma Elliot’s old treadle. That was long before I became a sewing machine addict. I do have Aunt Josie’s Singer Spartan. Grandma Essie’s machine went to Cousin Jo-Ann at the farmhouse in Michigan. (((Sigh))) I have Edith Jones’ Willcox and Gibbs chain stitcher in a treadle cabinet though. Edith was the librarian at the Quaker Meeting. She got her Master’s in being a librarian in her 60’s. She lived to be 107. What a lady. I am proud to have her machine.

    This is what a Willcox & Gibbs chainstitcher looks like. Mine is from the 1920’s. The company was in business until the 1970’s

  88. Staff
    10:43 pm on November 29th, 2012

    How long is the Auction going on? I will restart the Shake your Booty campaign after the auction. I have to reload my pictures of running pugs, etc.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:47 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Staff!…Now, now. One good thing at a time…heh!heh!…The Auction will start tomorrow night, Friday at 8:30 EST and end sometime on Sunday….grunt!…I think the exact ending time will be posted in the RULES of the Auction that EVERY ONE should read before partaking of the fun of bidding and so forth….wheeze!

  90. Staff
    10:52 pm on November 29th, 2012

    OK Rio, I will be patient, more of less.

    Hey Chicken Lady. Check your SDD.

    The rest of you…Nighty Noodle!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Official!…I have done some investigating and the official ending time of the Auction will be this Sunday night at 4:00pm EST. …snorkel!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Elementary!…We are up late(ish) watching Elementary because someone here does not want to go to sleep just to wake up to another day at the busy-place…wheeze!yawn!…I’m tired, I’ve had a busy day keeping all my stuff out of Beaus mouth ALL day long…grump!yawn!

  93. SnowBella
    11:30 pm on November 29th, 2012

    -39 degrees and dropping.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:39 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Holy!…Frozen boogars Batman!….yeep!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:41 pm on November 29th, 2012

    Goodnight!…Now I will not sleep wondering where in the world Rebecca is and whether or not she is a popcicle…wuffle!

  96. Wose
    8:30 am on November 30th, 2012

    Good Morning All!

    Jack Reacher/Tom Cruise hahahahahahahahaha

    Sasha, I hope you enjoyed your cake!

    -39 degrees! Yeep! It is going to be goddawg cold in February!

    Sammie, your family should respect your rightful title as Princess!

    Staff, your sewing machines are beautiful!

    Hi, Rio!

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