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Neighbors and Butter. . .and Beer 
Apr. 30, 2012 8:02 am 
Updated: May 10, 2012 2:32 pm
I've been seeing all these blogs about butter. I am sorry. I can't resist. But, the butter enters my story much later. I also suppose it may not really contribute much to the story (but it DID make the meal) and it's a true story. Sometimes I like to think about things "cosmically" and this just happened during this butter blog phase. I'm "of an age" that provides a lot of "life experience". But, these days life experience changes so rapidly!! My kids couldn't imagine "life" without a television. I'm sure they think TV must have come about the same time as electricity so I must be really OLD. LOL!!! And then you have TV gadgets (theater systems, movie players, cable boxes) not to mention computers and cell phones and texting.
 "Texting" has to be a new verb in the dictionary. 
 So, I confess. . .I struggle to keep up with current life experience (and music) That includes knowing how to instinctively set up and operate all of these devises. My neighbors are of nearly my age. We text each other. We do this because we have kids who are all about texting. Also, it amuses us. I'd like to share.
 DNH dear neighbor husband
 DNW dear neighbor wife.
 I text them both but DNH does alot of cooking.

DNH: do you have power yet?
ME: Nope. I went out and caught them tracking it down.
ME: Reading a Dean Koontz book by flashlight.
DNH: LOL keep me posted.
ME: Ok.

time passes

ME: You have power. I still don't and neither do the neighbors behind me
DNH: thanks. good luck.
ME: Haha thanks. I'm sort of worried what it means?

time passes

ME: I have learned what it means. It's probably a bad transformer. Two hour fix or so
DNH: ouch
ME: It would still be quiet if not for the truck and the dog
DNH: not a good combination
ME: No and I can only encourage the dog to shut up. Nothing I can do about the truck or the man voices out there.
DNH: we have beer.
ME: Thanks, raincheck?

time passes

ME: I have choc chip cinnamon rolls to share. . .how many of you are there?
DNH: 4007

DNH: would you have an extra packet of onion soup mix.
ME: You can make that stuff. 2 1/2 T. dried minced onion, 4 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled. 1 tsp onion powder 1/8 tsp. pepper. . .salt to taste equals 1 pck. salt depends on how salty the bouillon is.
Same thing. Much cheaper.
DNH: thanks for the good advice!
DNH: this is embarrassing. got any butter?
ME: :) Yep have lots of butter
DNH: you r a lifesaver
ME: you sending a boy over? It's raining.
DNH: yep
DNH: butter makes the meal. thanks!
ME: butter is sexy
DNH: dang right Paula :)
ME: I just watched a doc called "How Beer Saved The World" now I want to make beer.
DNH: great show. we watched it. you make it. i will drink it.
ME: Did your power just go out?
DNH: yes. r u calling?
ME: I did. Candles lit.

Pretty funny. Except when the power went out it killed my mouse so I couldn't use my computer for a few days. . .you would not believe how much you can get done when your computer is inoperable.
 So, when you add the electrical outage quirk, you can see how this true story would lend itself to some cosmic pondering. 
Apr. 30, 2012 8:42 am
Wow, I must be really old. The next door neighbor and I still communicate with two tin cans and string.
Apr. 30, 2012 1:16 pm
lol, bd.weld... there's 10 acres between me and my neighbors, so I'd need a lot of string ;) morse code flashlights... think that would be a great thing to teach my neighbor's boys, lol- secret code- give them something new to learn this summer :)
Apr. 30, 2012 3:04 pm
Hehe, I knew you couldn't resist a butter blog. Now I'm just waiting for Cat Hill to post a butter blog...
Apr. 30, 2012 3:14 pm
bd. . .LMAO!!! I remember doing that with the kids (I love amazing kids) we made one that worked from upstairs to the basement. :) . . . probably contributed to their theory that I'm old. . .I'm baffled, I guess I am so how come I never think of myself like that? . . .goodfood, secret codes and boys are a recipe for success :). . .MB ((hugs)). . .and of course we are royalty, LOL!! :)
Apr. 30, 2012 6:49 pm
Agree, Lady Sparkle, butter makes the meal, and neighbors make the community! Thanks for posting, neighbor!
May 1, 2012 9:52 am
Bibi! How sweet :) Thank you!
May 2, 2012 5:18 am
Cosmic pondering? Never tried that. My cranial capacity has a difficult time with the earthy stuff. ... I'll try that onion soup mix. We can review it when all of us get together for the AR Roundup at CatHill's next month! ... I don't do the texting thing. Again, the cranial capacity limitations.
May 2, 2012 10:38 am
LS, I'm just doubled over laughing. The reason is, I'm a texting junkie. I text all the time. Just last night, my wonderful neighbor across the street texted me at 9:30pm. WN: "Honey, your garage door is still open." Me: "OMG! Thank you! I was just getting ready to put on my p.j.'s..." I communicate with my neighbors all the time via texting. Now I know others do too! Oh, and BTW.... AWESOME blog about Buttah!!! LOL!!!
May 2, 2012 2:11 pm
OoOoO!! Mike Harvey! I will introduce you to the fun of cosmic pondering :)! And that onion soup mix works for me! I'm so excited to visit Cat's with you and see Magnolia Blossom again! Candice ((hugs)) I text my kids and neighbors. . .I would text my cousin but she says the print is too small to read . . .sigh. . .Can't wait to see you!! :)
May 3, 2012 12:08 pm
cosmic pondering is what fills my days as I do menial house wife labour. Texting has become part of my life as well, though 2 years ago, I could not send a text if my life depended on it. Having 4 kids, and sibblings in the now generation, I have had to learn to text to communicate. They ALWAYS answer a text, but they will not always return a phone call. RNGrampa and I have started texting as well, it is convenient to check your phone when I have time, rather than try to find time to talk on the phone.
May 3, 2012 12:09 pm
...texting with boys is great. This way no one knows that mommy is checking up on them, and they will even send a love you when they talk:)
May 4, 2012 6:04 am
RNG. . .my sis and I laugh. . .neither one of us could have sent a text 2 yrs ago either. Our phones make different sounds when you are getting a text or a call. I was with her when she got her first text. . .she did not know what that "sound" meant. So TRUE! My kids made me do it. It's how they communicate. . . also true about boys :)
May 10, 2012 2:32 pm
I'm really behind the times with gadgets. I have trouble with remotes. I can't tell you how many people I've hung up on trying to answer call waiting. I don't even try anymore. I admire that you can text. You're my new hero LS!
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