Friday, July 31, 2015

GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS!

and
the

BATHROOM PROJECT
will soon be commencing.


We are only checking in this morning
so that you can know we are alive and well.

KASIYH
blog  posts
will be intermittent at best
now through August 16th.

PRAYERS
and warm fuzzy well wishes
APPRECIATED.

We'll do our best to keep you posted
throughout the next sixteen days
hopefully including photos,
but can't see many, if any regular posts until after
August 16th.


THANKS
to all who commented on yesterday's
KASIYH
blog post:

BARB  STANTON McNINCH

DONNA  HOLMES
MARCINE DELO
MEREDITH CHILSON

LYNNE  FAECKE
LYNN  MANNING
MARY  FULLER
DIANNE  COMISKEY

LEE ANN LAMBERT-MEEHAN

THANK YOU!   THANK YOU!   THANK YOU!

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We'll be checking in with ya'll
as time and energy permits.

LET  THE  GAMES  BEGIN!



KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR HEART!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS!

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THANKS
to all who commented on yesterday's
KASIYH
blog post:

LYNNE  FAECKE
Who also kept in touch with us during the dark days of no internet.  Thanks Lynne.

LORIE  WAITE-FELDBAUER
AMEN Lorie - Your comment was SPOT ON!

WILLIAM  BARNETSON
We sure do have our work cut out for us Bill.

LEE ANN LAMBERT-MEEHAN
You comment cracked us up Lee Ann.  Sounds a lot like "home"!

CHERYL  STANTON
MJ found it very interesting that you also have Verizon but no difficulties in your case,
nor in the case of Lynn Manning.  Intriguing. 

LYNN  MANNING
Don't be overtly surprised if we ring you up Lynny-Pooh,
if not for bathroom usage then for wine!

DONNA HOLMES
You do know that we still think of the twins as l'ill boys, right ?

DEB  PRESUTTI
Want to help us plant a bathtub?

DOTTIE  GRAHAM
DOUBLE THANKS for the prayers for sanity Dorothy Marie.

MARY ELLEN MURRAY MANNING
Good advice.  We should write it down and post it ,,,,,,, prominently. 

MARCINE  DELO
Sure hope you're right Red!

THANK YOU
ONE and ALL

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TOPIC of the DAY

This was on the docket for discussion last week but due to internet loss we could not get to it.

We here at KASIYH blog have studied both sides of the argument
on whether or not this book should have been released.

Dianne Comiskey posted [ on her Facebook page ] an article not too long ago about this,
we think from The New York Times.  Thanks for sharing that very interesting article Mrs. C.

KASIYH blog is caught between a rock and a hard place on this controversy.

See video below.

Realizing that some of you won't take the time to watch the video,
let's just say it would not have been in sync with the article post by Mrs. C.


At any rate we confess that we have as of yet not read this book.

We are caught between all the rather good reasons not to read it:
1.]  Did Harper Lee approve of its release or not ?
2.]  Was there underhandedness in releasing this book?
3.]  Will it totally destroy the wonderful Atticus character that we so loved from TKAM ?

And the reasons for reading it:
1.]  Even if it was just a first draft leading up to TKAM, wouldn't it be great to see how Harper Lee's
mind was working ?
2.]  How on earth did she get from TSAW to TKAM ?
3.]  The dichotomy between the two books seems mind boggling, especially as concerns Atticus
[ from the reviews we've read ], why ?

Second confession:
Nosiness may win in this case.
[ Not soon btw,,, due to The Bathroom Project ]


HAVE YOU READ
or
DO YOU INTEND TO READ
Harper Lee's
GO SET A WATCHMAN ?

WHY DID YOU READ IT ?

WHY WON'T YOU READ IT ?

And for Heaven's sake
if you DID read it
what did you think?

Are you happy your read it?

Do you wish you hadn't read it?

YOUR THOUGHTS
DEEPLY  APPRECIATED.


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KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS!

Picture above is the same facial expression we must have had for most of yesterday.

Happy to report that for the most part
VERIZON Internet has stayed on.
Translation:  Came back on at  11:52am yesterday
Off at 1:15pm - rebooted router and it came back
Off at 3:53pm - rebooted router and it came back
Off at 9:00pm - rebooted router and it came back
[ The 9:00pm "off" came whilst we were watching CSU on Netflix = MJ not pleased.]

MJ  really  got after them [ VERIZON ] Monday night on the phone as this has been going on since the beginning of June.  Although he was not shouting or using bad language, he did sound a bit like his Dad at times. [ How his Dad  could  be in the old days when not the least bit pleased.]  They had told MJ they are working on a "long term solution" and the problem wouldn't be solved until at least the 29th ... today.  Hence when Internet came on yesterday it was a wonderful surprise.  We find it VERY interesting that Cheryl Stanton has VERIZON Internet also and has no difficulties.  Cheryl lives one street away from us.  Weird.  As stated yesterday ALL wiring inside and outside house is new and router box is relatively new.  VERIZON claims the problem is at the [local] station due to bad wiring on their end, etc.  Then how come Mz. Cheryl Stanton has no problems?   Oh well.......

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THANKS
to all who commented on yesterday's brief
KASIYH
blog post:

LYNN  MANNING

MARY  FULLER

LORIE WAITE-FELDBAUER

CHERYL STANTON

LEE ANN LAMBERT-MEEHAN

BARB STANTON McNINCH

DAVE MAYO

MEREDITH CHILSON

MARCINE  DELO

JESSICA  ORLANDO

LYNNE  FAECKE

DOTTIE  GRAHAM

DONNA  HOLMES

MARY ELLEN MURRAY MANNING

DIANNE COMISKEY

THANK YOU
for your kind words.
MISSED  YOU  TOO!

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THE

BATHROOM  PROJECT

As you know if you've ever taken on a HUGE home project in your lifetime ,,, everything becomes a thing.  Right?  No exceptions here at the palace.  Just getting everything here [and we have not by the way ] has been a "challenge".  Saturday last we made a trip to Home Depot to pick up the shower enclosure, the shower base, the toilet and tank, and the VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY  H-E-A-V-Y  vanity counter top [to which the sinks have already been under mounted].  Brought everything home in the truck,,,getting these MONSTROSITIES into the house was a something we shall not soon forget.  Did we mention that we are not twenty years "seasoned" anymore?  Or thirty? Or forty? Or fifty? OR even sixty?  [ Well okay, we're both sixty-one but that still's not overtly "unseasoned" .]  THANK GOD MJ is smart.  He backed the truck up to the front stoop and by using very strong board to help guide things from the truck gate to the front door stoop THEN using a dolly just inside the stoop ... we managed.  It was not easy by any means.   When we got to the last item = the vanity counter top we were both as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full off rocking chairs.  Not only was it  H-E-A-V-Y  it is  VERY  expensive.  You talk about sweating bullets ... man!

Sometime over last weekend we got to wondering about the vanity itself and discovered it was out of stock the day we met with Ken Sherwood at Home Depot and hence had not been ordered.  Sooooooo that had to be dealt with, keeping in mind there is only one [ in three different finishes ] that will fit the already designed, ordered, crafted and now here,,, vanity top.   There were a few anxious moments at that point also.

Oh and we are going to be renting a dumpster ... for all the things being ripped out of current bathroom; old vanity, tub, shower surround, toilet, closet, some walls, etc.  Last cost estimate on dumpster rental = $407. for ten days...for their smallest unit no less. [ We think MJ said 10 cubic foot...does that sound right?]  That's just one more "thing". 

Truth be told neither one of us is looking forward to this project.  No, MJ has not come out and actually expressed such, [as in our opinion his testosterone prohibits it] but one learns how to read another person after nearly forty-one years together.  This is one of those times [one of many] that we wish his brother Yog lived closer.  Yog would help and if voices were raised [ oh yeah!] they would understand, as brothers do, that's it's nothing personal.  But we shall get through this and perhaps one day even laugh about it [ is there that much time left in our lives?].  

So when MJ leaves work this Friday afternoon ,,, let the games begin.  Your job dear readers?  PRAY no one gets hurt [ you have no idea how much that concerns GGC ] and that everything goes as smooth as possible.  We hope to keep you updated,,,with pictures Lord willin'.

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Am going to close for now.
May be back this afternoon with a second post.
In the meantime we have closet's to empty,
a ton of things to move in order for walls to come down, etc.

The
FUN
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THE
NEVER
STOPS!






KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GOOD  AFTERNOON FRIENDS!

This needs must be a quick post as I have no idea how long the Internet service via VERIZON will keep me online.  As most of you know this has been a rather horrid ongoing struggle since early June.  The trouble is not here as we have all new wiring, inside and out, etc.  VERIZON has even admitted as much.  The problem is with them,,,that would be VERIZON.  

   As most of you know, when we are sans Internet we have no TV either.  Although sketchy at best at least we had Internet for a part of last week UNTIL it went offline COMPLETELY early Friday morning.  So from early Friday morn until nearly noon today = nothing = nada.  It was one quiet weekend around here.  Saturday night when we just couldn't read anymore [ and we both love reading], MJ hooked up the DVD player ... we thought we'd died and gone to heaven.  Have gone through more than a couple DVD's since Saturday night I assure you.

   All that being stated we are going to sign off "Justin Case" it all goes ca-floey again.  I am NOT ignoring you, it's just been one of those things.  Life.  Ain't it grand?

   If the Internet holds via VERIZON [don't want you to forget the source of all this ] we will be back tomorrow morning with a regular blog post.  If we are not back ,,, you'll know why.

Post Script:  The BATHROOM PROJECT is to commence next week.  Details to follow soon and very soon!



KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015


GOOD  MORNING FRIENDS!

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THANKS
to those who commented on
Saturday's
KASIYH
blog post:

DONNA  HOLMES

LYNNE  FAECKE

VICTOR  CORNETTO

MARCINE  DELO

LEE  ANN  LAMBERT-MEEHAN

LYNN  MANNING

STEVEN  HARRIS

MARK  FELDBAUER

Interesting responses from each of you, with special kudo's to Steve Harris for laying it out there so succinctly and with much eloquence.  This appears to be an issue on which we must agree to disagree but an issue that, unfortunately will surely haunt us once again.

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Our main topic today is
[ like you're not hearing about him enough already ]


DONALD  TRUMP

According to national polling groups he is now
# 1
in the GOP presidential race.

Many are saying
hoping?
his time in the spotlight will soon be over.

Most of you who read KASIYH blog
KNOW
that how we feel about him.

Yet his attraction,
be it through his arrogance or his outrageous remarks,
cannot be denied.

As of Saturday last
The Huffington Post
has removed him from their political page
and put him on their entertainment page.
[ With the Kardashians and other such trivia ]

Yesterday he gave out the private phone number of
Senator Lindsey Graham
[R-NC]
during a speech
after belittling the Senator as a money beggar, etc.

This of course, stole the news cycle away from
Ohio Governor John Kasich
who announced his GOP presidential bid yesterday.

Right or wrong, the Donald is making the news...daily.

Many thought that after his remarks about the Mexican's
and the boarder issue,
the Donald would burn out.
He did not.

Then he questioned whether or not
Senator John McCain 
[R Sen - Arizona]
was a war hero,
surely after that remark 
Trump would plummet in the polls.
He did not. 

Some are saying that the
Republican's brought on this "problem"
themselves via their Tea Party radicals
and this is an extension of the likes of them.

Others are saying that the
Republican's  need  someone like Donald Trump
in order for whoever turns out to be the real GOP nominee
to appear moderate.


WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
not about whether you'd vote for him or not
ABOUT OUR FASCINATION WITH DONALD TRUMP?

HOW
IS HE ABLE TO DOMINATE THE NEWS
DAY after DAY after DAY?

IS IT LIKE NOT BEING ABLE TO AVERT OUR EYES
FROM AN ACCIDENT ABOUT TO HAPPEN?

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY FIND A
CONNECTION
TO THIS MAN?

and
HOW  SOON
DO YOU THINK HE WILL BECOME
INSIGNIFICANT
ON THE POLITICAL  SCENE?

We here at
KASIYH
blog just don't get it.
Yet we can't stop watching it unfold.
WHY?

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KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!


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Saturday, July 18, 2015


GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS!

We foresee few responses to today's blog post.

It's rather short, serious in nature, with no question of the day or frivolity.

Your comments as always are appreciated, just perhaps not expected today.





THANKS TO ALL
who commented on yesterday's
KASIYH
blog post:

WILLIAM  BARNETSON

STEVEN HARRIS

CHERYL  STANTON

LEE ANN LAMBERT-MEEHAN

JESSICA  ORLANDO

LYNN  MANNING

DONNA  HOLMES

MEREDITH  CHILSON

ROBIN DEAN SMITH

VICTOR  CORNETTO

NOTE:  We've had the gun discussion previously on this blog coming to the conclusion that in many cases we [as a country] have not addressed the mental health issue. Most believe [and we are leaning in the same direction] that stricter gun laws might not be the solution. Addressing and handling our country's mental health issues would certainly help, not much doubt there, but would this have in any way stopped the violence that occurred on Thursday ?  Would stricter gun laws have prevented that horrific tragedy ?  We can't see how either of those would have been a deterrent to Thursday's madness.
   President Kennedy was asked once if he was overtly concerned over being assassinated.  He replied that he was not, because if someone was willing to give up his life in order to take his [President Kennedy's ] there was little that could be done to stop it.  All the preventive measures in the world simply cannot prevent evil.  Evil.  Something we don't hear much about now-a-days.  We have become ever so understanding and compassionate that we sometimes forget about it, ignore it or deny it.  Evil exists.  Period.
   Each human being has within him/her an unbelievable capacity for love.  Most of us strive each day to love  a little bit more, to show kindness [pass it on ], to listen more, to seek a path of understanding one another.  We see it in your comments to this blog.  You amaze us not only with your intelligence but with your ability to listen to one another's opinions, trying to comprehend one another rather than to battle one another.  This is a form of love. 
   So why is it so hard to grasp that the counterbalance to love [goodness ] is evil?  To us it seems that to ignore the existence of evil is foolhardy.  Granted, to acknowledge it's existence will not be it's death knell,  but it does [in some small way] answer the desire we have to know "why?'.  Just as mans capacity for goodness and love are boundless, so it seems is his capacity for hatred and evil.  We don't believe that attributing certain horrific acts as evil is complacency [as some of you may be thinking right now], but rather as facing reality.  LOVE exists --- so does it's counterpart, evil.  It's a part of this wonderfully weird thing called life.  Sometimes we dance with joy,,,other times we mourn and ask "How long oh Lord, how long?"  

   Make no mistake about it though friends,
even in the face of the greatest evil
love WILL win in the end.




LOVE  WILL WIN
" No greater love hath no man than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends."
[ John 15:13 ]

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KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!

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Friday, July 17, 2015



GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS

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THANKS TO 
all who commented on yesterday's
KASIYH
blog post:

AIMEE  GILDNER

APRIL  PALMITER

SUE  ROSS

LYNNE  FAECKE

KRIS  YOUNG

WILLIAM  BARNETSON

LORIE WAITE-FELDBAUER

LAURIE  MEAD

DIANNE  COMISKEY

MARY  FULLER

DOTTIE  GRAHAM

DONNA  HOLMES

LYNN  MANNING

LEE ANN LAMBERT-MEEHAN

ROBIN DEAN SMITH

BARB STANTON McNINCH

HEATHER  YANDA
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CONFESSION TIME
Due to time constraints today's blog post will be brief.

That being said
our thoughts and prayers go out to 
ALL THOSE TOUCHED BY
THE TRAGEDY in TENNESSEE
yesterday.







FOUR
UNITED STATES MARINES
KILLED
[along with the alleged gunman whose photo we will not display ]

FOUR FAMILIES
 FOREVER TORN ASUNDER

OTHER
UNITED STATES MARINES
WOUNDED
in the gunfire battle that ensued.



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Keep  A  Song
in
Your Heart

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Thursday, July 16, 2015


GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS!

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THANKS
to those all who commented on yesterday's
KASIYH
blog post:

DONNA HOLMES

MARK  FELDBAUER

AIMEE GILDNER

BARB STANTON McNINCH

SUE  ROSS

LORIE WAITE-FELDBAUER

LEE ANN LAMBERT-MEEHAN

LYNNE  FAECKE

WILLIAM  BARNETSON

LAURIE  MEAD

MARY  FULLER

JESSICA  ORLANDO

JENNIFER  PRESOR

LISA  JESKE

MELISSA  WILLEY

You're responses to yesterday's post 
were thought provoking and heart touching.
We truly appreciate each and every comment.

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PALACE  UPDATE
The Bathroom Project

Sunday last MJ had a phone call from  HOME DEPOT  telling him that all our items except the vanity were already at the Olean store ready for pickup.  This surprised us both as some of these things were not expected until well after August 6th.  Supposedly the vanity will be delivered to the Olean store this week or next week [we remain skeptical of that, but time will tell]. 

  What this means is that the BP [Bathroom Project] that was at one time scheduled for mid-July then later scheduled for the end of August, could now be happening the first two weeks of August. Although there is much prep work to be done before the BP actually commences,  [hoeing out the bathroom obviously but also the rooms on either side of it, as both rooms will have parts of them altered = it's complicated ] PLUS MJ tells us  just before he left for work on Monday "You need to decide where  everything  is going Greg."   GGC  reaction was as follows:  Gregory smiled a reassuring smile,,,,,,, Greg thought "Oh Good God!",,,,,,, and CRAIG thought "We just want the $#*%*%&*&%  project DONE! "   We're praying that when the BP actually commences Gregory will shine forth ,,, with Greg making a brief appearance now and then ,,, and perhaps CRAIG will just leave the area for a few weeks, or at least keep his fat trap shut [No offense Christine Jefferds who likes CRAIG ].

  Our construction/project manager MJ [or as we refer to him our Set Designer] has rightly decided that we will need to rent a dumpster.  This is a good thing as walls are coming down, the previous vanity area will be demolished, closets are being reshaped and in one case removed, current tub and toilet removed, etc. so there will be lots of debris.  Sweet Caroline!  What we [GGC] might consider doing is to look at this  as a "Drama Project"  [oh yeah,,,, lot's o' drama! ] and make a list [where would we BE without out lists?] of what needs to happen when ... step by step.  We have no problem doing this when a Show is coming up, it's comes very naturally in fact.  Yes indeed, perhaps that is what we need to do ,,, look at the BP as a Show [ "Production week is coming up people,,,let's get it together...NOW! ] and proceed in like manner.  

  One thing we hope to do is to take pictures of all three rooms, before, during and after ~ Jaxson's room, the bathroom (obviously) and our office area.  All three of these rooms will be altered in some way due to the BP.  Depending on our level of sanity or insanity we may or we may not post said pictures on this blog.  Time will tell.  Either way [Lord willin'] we will keep you posted.  Prayers appreciated !
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What are YOU thinking
about the
BILL COSBY
situation?

We here at  KASIYH  blog
did
NOT
want to believe any of it.
And in this country one is still presumed innocent until proven guilty.
However,
it isn't looking good at this point in time.

According to our sources thirty-six women 
have accused Bill Cosby
of secretly drugging them in order to have sex with them.

Also as of late
Bill's wife
Camille Cosby

has supposedly said
through a spokesperson 
that she was aware of her husband's extra-marital activities
but that she absolutely did not think he ever, ever drugged women in order* to have sex with them.

This seems at odds with a 2005 court deposition
in which Cosby admitted obtaining Quaaludes 
in order to drug women and have sex with them.

Mr. Cosby's lawyers as well as his wife Camille
have said that these women agreed* to the drugging and the sex.

As much as we didn't want believe any of this
just as we initially thought OJ Simpson could not have murdered anyone
the evidence seems to be mounting up.

It's mind boggling.



QUESTION of the DAY
What are
YOUR  THOUGHTS
on the current
BILL  COSBY
situation?

HOW
could such a thing
if true
been going on so long
and be kept
so hidden?

Was
BILL COSBY
such an icon that we simply
did not
want to believe any of this?
[ Probably this is true in many cases.]

YOUR  THOUGHTS?

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KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEARTS!

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Good day friends.  Quickie health update:  Things proceeding better than expected, meaning wound is healing much quicker than we'd thou...