Dear Webby: Wired or wireless home office 

Good Morning,   !
Saturday,  July 14, 2007

An important trip in life is meeting people half way.
--- Socratex

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
 Harvey MacKay


A local priest and pastor stood by the side of
the road holding up a sign that said, "The End
is Near! Turn yourself around now before it's
too late!" They planned to hold up the sign to
each passing car.

"Leave us alone you religious nuts!" yelled the
first driver as he sped by.

From around the curve they heard a big splash.

"Do you think," said one clergy to the other, "we
should just put up a sign that says 'bridge out'


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There were these three nuns and they were tired of being good
all of the time, so they went to the priest and asked if they
could be bad for one day. He said that they could do one
thing wrong but they had to come straight back and tell him
what they did.

The first nun comes back. "And what did you do wrong, Sister?"

"I mooned the rabbi next door, and nearly gave him a
heart attack."

"Very well, go drink holy water."

The Second nun comes back shortly afterwards.

"And what did you do wrong, Sister" he asks again.

"I spiked the fruit punch at the bingo ."

"Very well, go drink holy water."

Just then the third nun comes up to the priest and again
he asks, "And what did you do wrong, Sister."

"I peed in the holy water."


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Daily tip from Make Your Own Chalkboard You can make a chalkboard to fit any size of frame. Just take a thin, smooth board (smooth plywood works well for this), cut to the desired size and paint it with dark primer. Let that dry and spray paint it with chalkboard paint, which you can buy at your local hardware store. In some areas, like here, chalk board paint has gone out of fashion and off the shelves. Whiteboard paints for the much more expenseive dry erasable markers is in now. However, chalkboard paint is easy to make, in any color. If you don't have perfectly smoth plywood, a good alternative is used plexiglass from basement windows. It's ball and rock proof, but dulls easily just from occasional cleaning. Just round the corners nicely. For the paint, use a hard, flat acrylic paint, not a soft urethane or epoxy paint. Mix in some chalk-line powder, (the stuff carpenters use to snap long straight lines onto floors or walls), and put the paint on fairly thin. The thinner and the longer you let it dry between coats, the harder it will get. If you are in a real hurry and need a bunch of blackboards immediately, use flat black barbecue paint. For small and precise writing get soap-stone pencils from a welding supply store. They write like a white pencil on barbecue paint on metal or plexiglass or hard wood, and outlast chalks 100 to one. Both the round and the flat soap stone pencils have a thin metal holder and refills. By the way, old plush toys make excellent chalk board erasers. Have FUN! DearWebby
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BACK IN MY DAY In my day, we didn't have no rocks. We had to go down to the creek and wash our clothes by beating them with our heads. Back in the 1970s we didn't have the space shuttle to get all excited about. We had to settle for men walking on the crummy moon. In my day, we didn't have hand-held calculators. We had to do addition on our fingers. To subtract, we had to cut off somebody's fingers. In my day, we didn't have water. We had to smash together our own hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Kids today think the world revolves around them. In my day, the sun revolved around the world, and the world was perched on the back of a giant tortoise. In my day, we didn't have virtual reality. If a one-eyed, razorback barbarian warrior was chasing you with an ax, you had to kill him with a shovel. ============================================= MONGO, NAG AND POO POO Dogs will do the strangest things. It has kept my life very interesting watching their antics. Nag was a no-name breed of dog. He had a long coat. At times I was too darn busy to brush him. He'd go out and lay in the barnyard where chickens would climb onto his back, and scratch. They'd pluck and pull hair until it looked as if I had shorn a sheep. Mongo just arrived one afternoon. He had white hair, droopy ears. Mongo wanted to work. He'd pick up a pail that contained nails, then walk over most of our quarter section happily lugging the pail along. Too bad he didn't want to take up fencing. Poo Poo, (I know, a dumb name for a dog) was a poodle who amused herself by riding on Mongo's back. Up she'd jump, away they'd go. She would get anxious when he went into the bush with his pail. She would dash home, dig holes to put small rocks in, bury them and keep this up till Mongo came home. Nag and Mongo didn't like each other. Instead of having a good, ' clear the air fight,' they would circle each other growling. For an hour or more. The circle get wider until they were on opposite ends of the yard. They would rest, then start all over. Don't dogs ever get dizzy? Mongo had his pail of nails, Nag liked to be groomed by chickens, Poo Poo used Mongo for a horse and buried rocks when worried. All three were sweet, loveable, loyal friends, just a wee bit odd. Funny, I have human friends just like that! I love them anyway! Stormy O' =============================================
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