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  1. Tv on in the background. I need to remind myself, keep the iPod charged, with me, and earphones, the same. 

    This I need and want as that music tries to invade my brain.

    How I long for the very last December 25th musical observance! 

  2. If I have an extra 5 minutes, I’m a happy camper. Well, today, I have an extra hour! I leave the one clock in the house on old time to remind me! It’s not atomic...eeek, we are being bombarded with atomic something. Time I know, but, still...

  3. A plane went down in Athens Jarkata Sea. 184 people were in it, including some high individuals in the finance department in Indonesia. Not a speck of a word on the news this morning. It seems easy for them to get enveloped in a subject. And then repeat themselves. 

    1. ivy

      ivy

      Reading the news this morning truly depressing... :nope:

      Still not hearing anybody survived yet... :nope:

    2. Gregexplore

      Gregexplore

      Australiaian Government issued advisory against flying Lion Air.... very sad with the loss of so many lives.. Hope brothers were not on the plane

    3. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      It is so comforting to know that Jehovah knows each person who was on that plane individually.  He knows the number of hairs on their heads, the freckles on their nose, the crinkly wrinkles that make up their smile lines, their beautiful hair and eye colors and every other aspect of them that the news media doesn't deem worthy to even report.  How much more these precious ones were worth than the sparrow. May Jehovah comfort their living relatives.  

  4. Technology...yesterday, after Service, I can’t find my phone. I did the necessary search. Then, “Go find my phone”. 

    As it ends up, I’m 9-10 miles from my phone. (It went home in the brothers car I was in for the morning) and, my iPod was 10 miles in the other direction.(Home!) 

    I’d have never imagined such would be possible, even 10 years ago. 

    I’ll get my phone at the meeting tonight! 

    1. LeslieDean

      LeslieDean

      Remember, We were just talking about this! Rick has put that tracker device on our key rings too!  I am sure it was an instant relief just to know where it is too!  So expensive to replace but I am sure it has become such a part of our life we would find a way to do so ASAP.  I have a love /hate relationship with my phone.  Hard to remember life without it.  

  5. When did the news become x-rated? Then I started thinking. Women’s products, men advertising catheters, (in the doctors office, thank you) um, men’s products.

    I remember my, “not in the truth yet”, daughter saying she was being made uncomfortable with the tv’s adds, because of her young daughters. 

    Nevermind the, “news”. 

    Its flat out disgusting.

    1. bagwell1987

      bagwell1987

      I hear you Bea. Was listening to the radio news when a young woman began to graphically describe a men's enhancement product. Had to shut off the radio! Sheesh, nothing's private anymore.

  6. Well, we’ve done it. Old people who take our blood pressure, then get concerned about results. My husband and I. 

    1. cricket246

      cricket246

      I do that all that time, don't feel bad. I'm thirty and my blood pressure still freaks me out sometimes...

  7. Good news. It’s beea bit since I’ve felt like if I were a horse, they’d shoot me! 

    1. Rozannnancarrow

      Rozannnancarrow

      Hahaha  that's my saying 

  8. I’m rethinking the, “eating like a bird”. We just bought 80 pounds of bird seed. Should last us a little over a month. Or less!

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    2. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      And,  in reality, they do it, and without our help, almost all the time. I see coveys of quail below the house. They know nothing of their cousins, “on the take”, up the hill, above them. 

      I saw a mama with a bunch of birds under her wings. I thought, “Oh I have to get some bird seed down her”. Then came to my sanity. Jehovah will do well, thank you.

    3. tekmantwo

      tekmantwo

      80 pounds?...

      Well, a little olive oil, a skillet, might not be too bad....lol

    4. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Um, part of the company at the bird feeders are big fat quail! My husband calls them, “prairie chickens”. We have to be pretty hungry, though.

  9. Okay, Ross just had a geothermal heating unit put in. For heat, we have a wood stove, and one of those kerosene heaters. 

    My husband is considering a pellet stove. (He is in his 70’s, and really tired of the 5 cords of wood a year routine. 

    Today at our lunch, we were talking about it. And a thing came up I have never heard of. I think it is called a HVAC system. Runs off of electricity. 

    Anyone familiar with it. 

    I just hate the thought of being dependent on pellets for heat! 

    Now that we have electricity...

    It’s supposed to heat in winter, cool in summer, and purify the air in the house. Sounds too good to be true to me! 

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    2. bagwell1987

      bagwell1987

      HVAC is ok, it depends on where you are. If the PUD or local electric company is competitive then it'll work. Please look into a ductless heating system.  We've had it for 3 years and we got a great tax deduction on our taxes for it. It's also forced air but much cheaper and it has air conditioning too.

      Here's a link, one of many you can research

      https://www.energystar.gov/products/heating_cooling/ductless_heating_cooling

    3. tekmantwo

      tekmantwo

      I lived with a pellet stove for a couple of years,  I can't really say I recommend then.

      It wasn't serious cold there, mid 20F at the worst and not that for any length of time. The bags were 50pnds, about $5 buxs US each, we could use a bag a day and it only heated that one room. It was noisy, it has a fan and the parts that deliver the pellets to the burn box are all electric driven. No power, no heat, no fun...

      The HVAC deal is better but having steel insert in your fireplace is the hot tip....

    4. bagwell1987

      bagwell1987

      We actually have 4 different sources of heating. Cadet in the wall (no way), Individual infrared fireplaces in each bedroom (works great) ductless Mitsubishi heat- (works great) and pellet fireplace insert (wonderful).  Our house is rather large, being a remodeled church, so we've had to adapt to alternative sources of heat.

      We got a refund for adding economical heating making it more affordable.

  10. Fires. Bad air. Main highway closed. No meetings for a few days. I hope, just a few days.

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    2. Daniel244

      Daniel244

      I am so sorry all this is going on. Only thing to ask Jehovah is: Your kingdom come!

    3. bagwell1987

      bagwell1987

      Today the air quality was much better, wayyyy much better.

    4. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      We see that full moon and stars! Actually, we went to the coast. Expected it to be miserable here at home. Nope that beautiful full moon! 

  11. I’m 74, and I have been a part of, well, our mid week education for some time, and at this moment, I am stymied. I have the initial call, and my assistant is like 5 or 6. And, no father in her home. Any suggestions? 

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    2. rlyem

      rlyem

      I think its not a bother sis because she might be with her parent or grandparent to be able to get to you in ministry :)

      Or if she is a householder you can mention it sis :)

    3. JudyO

      JudyO

      Maybe a little friend has a father, and the young person is wondering about something? Maybe mom is dating again? Or thinking about getting married? 

    4. carlos

      carlos

      Even if it's the initial call it doesn't have to be door to door witnessing. You can find some setting in informal witnessing that works.

      Bea, why don't you start a topic about this? That way many more members will read it and maybe give some useful suggestions. :)

  12. I’m home, to wonderful, wonderful blue sky and fresh air. It was so upsetting g to see ones out in the smoke, (Redding, Carr Fire) with no masks on. It was just terrible! 

    1. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      The fires are just enormous.  No way to escape the consequences of the smoke.

  13. Did it! I’m here, in Sacramento for the convention! Had to take a round about way to get here, (because of the fires, and closed highways) but it was a good drive, and I’m so thankful to be here...Tomorrow’s the day! 

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    2. SueFrog

      SueFrog

      Ooooh! So excited for you. You have a truly wonderful spiritual feast ahead. Well done too for making the journey despite the obstacles and disruptions. 💙

    3. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      Enjoy sis!  😁:ecstatic:

    4. GrumpysWife

      GrumpysWife

      We got to ours too Bea. Oh soooo wonderful. 

  14. Weird day. I have two sons. One is a brother. The, “not in the truth yet”, called about that cult show. He recognized local Kingdom Halls on national television. We had a talk about that mess.

    Then my other son called. There was a show on Fox  TV about the persecution of our brothers in Russia. He said it was positive towards us. I caught the tail end. 

    But, I, not going to watch Fox News to catch it again. 

    Like I said...

  15. For those of you with a iPhone 6, (that is what mine is) it started not holding a charge the full day. I think an update did it to me. I figured they’d fix the update. Well, they replaced the battery. Total was 52 something. 

    This offer is good until the end of the year. 25 dollars was labor...

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    2. Good-O

      Good-O

      Sister Bea, My mistake - I did go to Apple store in Baton Rouge and the above was what I was told.  So, I'll go back once more.  Sorry for your problems; that can be frustrating!  In our service territory we have many 'dead areas', no matter what kind of phone you have.  So if it is an emergency, I tell my family what car group I am with and then they can call one of them, or text, hoping their phone works, when mine doesn't.  I usually call home several times to make sure all is ok.  Technology!  

    3. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      I live in an area with no cell phone coverage. The only reason we can use the cell in our home is my husband set up a signal amplifier. For bars in whole house. But not dependable. It’s contingent on the quality of internet signal. Which is sketchy. If we have an important call, we have had to get in the car, travel four miles or so, down the highway, to a decent signal. (There’s is a utility pole down there that someone has written, “cell”.) 

      We have no landline. 

      The way it is. I was talking to a person about our lack of cell coverage, and the cell phone lady said they sold you a phone and you have no service there. Yep. 

    4. Rozannnancarrow

      Rozannnancarrow

      Samsung for me miss Brea

      Well it will.be time to. Return ho me to.my husband soon 

      Don't like my Australian  culture 

      Not for me lol

  16. I’m looking for a post, and I haven’t found it. It was one Victoria did. About showing respect to the government, of the country she lives in. That struck me, and I should have done a screen shot. We live in a country where if we are not careful, we can say things that could put us supporting or not supporting  a certain governmental position. (They’ve politicized about everything) The first step for me is keeping my mouth shut. So much ugliness. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s not for me to speak against. In any manner. 

    To advocate for the kingdom. Period. That one comment meant so much to me. A reminder for me to be respectful from a sister who is in a country where she has to worry about her safety. And here we are...much love to you, dear sister....

    1. Patinage

      Patinage

      Hi sis,

      I think the post you are looking for is #4594, p.184, June 17 under the topic “Discuss court case.....”

      Her comment struck me as well, and I thought ‘what a good reminder’ to follow the principle found at 1 Peter 3:15 : ...”doing so with a mild temper and deep respect.”

      We always need to use caution so as not to put our dear friends in jeopardy.

      With much agape love,

      Patricia🤗

  17. I had my husband help me take apart a bird feeder. I wanted to clean it. The tiny nuts and bolts were rusted. I popped open a can of coke, put the screws and bolts in a tiny glass, poured coke over it, to get rid of the rust. Then I took the rest of the coke, got some ice out, and shared it with my husband. How’s that for pure insanity? 

     

    1. tekmantwo

      tekmantwo

      I don't consider that to be pure insanity, morelike proper utilization of available resources. ..

       

      This may interest you. ...

      https://www.sharrettsplating.com/blog/what-is-electrocleaning/

  18. Speaking of pets names...You’ve already been introduced to Hop Along, our three legged kitty. Then there is Mister Demeanor. (I was threatened with a misdemeanor for not getting him fixed soon enough. (Yes, he got fixed, but on the vets schedule) Then Batgirl. Her paws look like the old Batman insignia. 

    Past names. Pole Cat. Really long legs. Kitten-Pom, Kittenpom, name of some place hereabouts. 

    We do have typical names. Oh, Ivy. (Before the political mess) here, anyway. We got her from some Russians in the state of Washington. She got stuck with, “Ivanka”. 

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    2. RichardPNZ

      RichardPNZ

      My dog Cleo was a group decision. She had come in from the pound which is right next to the SPCA where I was volunteering. She had spent time there before coming to be rehomed . We were talking about what to name her when Cleo was suggested.

      I then regularly spent time with her working on her shyness before she came home with me at about 5 months old.

    3. SueFrog

      SueFrog

      SueFrog 

      Well, you asked for it.....he is named after a dog on the greek island of Kalamaki😹

      Many years ago, myself and my hubby visited Kalamaki and it was beautiful and romantic and everything we could wish for. One of the "Local Characters" of our village was Dave the Dog. Technically he was a stray but he was so friendly and lovable. He regularly did his rounds and visited all the apartments and got fed in every bar. On our return from that holiday, we literally stepped out of the taxi and their was a stray white kitten meowing on our doorstep. Long story short,  nobody knew where the stray kitty belonged but it was clear that he had adopted us. We went through the obvious choices of names for him, but "Dave" seemed so right. 😂

      So there ya go, named after a dog in Greece. Obvious aint it😂😂

    4. Sylv

      Sylv

      My girls have both their registered kennel names given by the breeders:

      Bella vom Wofenhaus is called Suki, which comes from the Suzuki motorcycle we had, and Aphrodite de Domus Didacus is called Diva. She came to us at 18 months old.

  19. “We become what we think about”.

    I just came across this quote. It was referring to becoming successful entrepreneurs. 

    But, I love it for us! True, we can’t actively serve Jehovah as much as we’d like, but where is our mind and heart during those, “down” times? And, we have so many wonderful things to think about. And give thanks to Jehovah for. 

    I woke up this morning! 

     

     

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    2. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      Such a beautiful meditation.  I was thankful I woke up this morning, and I was thinking I needed to change my occupation because it left me with nothing to give Jehovah.  I'm in a down time, but my thoughts are looking upward <3 Thank you for this, its given my heart some happiness.

    3. bigvince

      bigvince

      Cerebral Ecstacy, glad I was able to be helpful. You can never have nothing to give Jehovah. The best you can give him comes from your heart and not your material means. Keep in mind Proverbs 27:11.

    4. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Somehow, I missed this. I’m hoping things have turned around for you. I know. Life can be a pain. Sometimes.💌

  20. Forum issues. I’m being kicked out, about every time I go from one subject to another. 

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    2. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Thanks. Done. I need to do a screen shot of the instructions!

    3. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Ha! I tattled on it, and so far, it’s behaving itself! Today, anyway. 

    4. carlos

      carlos

      Please, Bea, read my reply in the topic. It may clarify where the issue comes from.

  21. A magazine’s adventure. Years ago, I was in Pierre, South Dakota. They had literature in the Lakota language. I had to have. Just one. I ended up giving it to a brother I knew would appreciate it. This was many years ago. 

    This last Wednesday, we had visitors. For our meal after service. They were the friends in a video. Blackfoot Tribe, from the Blood Reserve in Canada. They are speakers of their language, and are helping with translationing of literature in the language they speak. 

    When they knew we knew of a magazine in the Lakota language, they were interested. As I live and breathe, the sister of the husband I gave it to, went to their vehicle, and fetched it. 

    That magazine is on its way back to Canada! 

    I pick it up in the mid nineties. 

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    2. Lance

      Lance

      Amazing.... the heart language is what always touches people...

    3. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      I know. For that magazine to, “go home”was special. 

    4. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      Wonderful Bea! Special indeed!

  22. I’ve had my exercise for the day. The Weather Bug said no rain. I hung out a load of clothes, on the line. Stripped the bed. Hung out the pillows, and the bedding, (on the upstairs balcony railing). And, I was thinking how nice and fresh things would be tonight. Looked across the mountains, saw rain coming. The race was on...

    The bedding is fresher, the clothes are now hung upstairs on the inside lines. 

    April weather....

    The bedding did get a tiny bit of a shower! 

    1. Lance

      Lance

      Nothing like clean bedding hung out to air in the sun and spring breezes... pure heaven :)

  23. CO’s visit. A couple of things. “Blood card”? Nope. That is what the Red Cross issues to have typed your blood. What we have is a, “medical directive”.

    Also, a strong reminder on copy rights. The JW.Org pins. Unless you got one from the governing body, (they own the rights, thereof) or specific permission from the organization, all those pins, and the cute Caleb and Sophia whatever, unless...violating copy rights. Plus, we have three apps, and three sites. Period. If we download anything not from the society, who knows? Some apostates, sneaky. 

    1. Loopy

      Loopy

      Great information. Especially about the (a-hem) blood card information. 

  24. Frustrated. The bank I’ve used for over thirty years closed the branch, nearby, but kept the ATM there. I went by yesterday, and the ATM has become a large steel plate! Period! 

    That branch was 45 minutes from me. Now the nearest is almost two hours from me. 

    I have to close this account. If you can imagine. I’ve been doing business with my husbands bank. Now, I need a routing number for my social security, and slowly figure out the many ways I’m using that account. 

    Yes, we have separate accounts...but, now, we will be using the same bank. I shudder at possible mistakes. No choice.

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    2. kejedo

      kejedo

      My bank branch closed, locally, a few months ago. I opened account with a different Bank. Have been trying to close the previous  (now out of town) acct. I have been on the phone for days and hours trying to accomplish this. Last month on the 28th they charged me, which rendered my account as overdrawn. Have spent four weeks trying to correct this, b/c they will not close account unless the balance is exactly zero. My current balance is $9 dollars and they are due for another fee tomorrow, which will put my status as negative again. They told me even going there will not straighten out the mess. This reminds me of the thought that mundane affairs can frustrate us, but these mess ups are not Jehovah's way. Sorry for what you are going through, MIss Bea, and for all others who are dealing with such worldly annoyances. 

    3. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Oh dear. This is my fear. I am so sorry for the mess you are going through. Banking accounts are like computers. When they work, wonderful. When they don’t...

    4. Rozannnancarrow

      Rozannnancarrow

      Oh bea that is not good 

      And social security  issues  mmmm I know  only to well about them too ..have had some run in with them my self

      SATAN'S WORLD  ahhhh it's got to go

  25. I just talked to my daughter, in Canada. There is a real chance they may have to move to Holland. Her husband’s homeland. I have mixed feelings. My granddaughters will become bilingual, as will my daughter. But, it is sooo far away. It was hard to get to Canada to see them!

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    2. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      So funny cricket, this is what In was thinking too.  Mind you, then I'd best be changing my prayers lol!

    3. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      Yes, so hard when they decide to move. But perhaps it's possible to go on a lovely trip and visit them.  America isn't that far from Europe, thankfully.  Not like  travelling from Australia to Europe, which is what my daughter did.  But she did come back. 

    4. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      They’ve been there six years, and in September of last year, I finally did get myself up there.

      Deb is busy. The girls need duel citizenship, and that a process. Perfect documents needed. Get the passports up to date, but, it sounds like there is an avenue they didn’t know about. I know. Whatever happens, it will be okay. But for me, Canada was far enough away. She’s a Humboldt county girl, and we don’t normally wander far. Her two brothers are two hours from us! 

      So, she’s a bit of a culture shock to me! 

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