Tempting, Tantalizing & Terrific Thursday!

Last Update: January 13, 2022

Hello everyone here in Wealthy Affiliate!

The bed was so warm and comfy this morning that i absolutely did NOT want to get up! Nevertheless, after I fought my way out from under the covers and got dressed, I finally shuffled to the computer to get an excellent start to the day in the Wealthy Affiliate Community!

Interestingly enough, Kitty did not look that enthused; however! It was more of a "Let's get this over with, so that I can get fed" look!

I stepped outside and took pictures of what was going on in the neighborhood!

There were more utility men working on something right across the street early on. The next three images below were of the morning (title image included).

I also performed my normal Wealthy Affiliate research! I have great plans in store for this year, so we shall see what happens!

This also completes a successful start to the day!

It was time to get back on the computer for a while, and then just before noon, I got an idea that I would drive down to Sonic and get Monica a Large Cherry Limeade and take it to her second job which she was working at just down the street from there!

The drive there was quite nice, and by this time the temperature was around 52 degrees Fahrenheit!

She seemed quite surprised, and a bit happy when I showed up with her drink! She drank some of it while we talked and then walked me back outside.

Then I had to go and do some things at the locksmith shop house--there is always things to do over there!

The sky was quite nice there too, as I snapped this picture while I was on the phone with my buddy Kevin who was getting ready to go to work!

I snapped a picture of the sun before I finally went inside! This was after I had called Tommy Williams, Frank and I's associate about my van with the broken serpentine belt! We developed a suitable plan of action concerning that.

I sorted some more things in the shop, also washed some dishes that I brought from the eBay house, and took a shower. I filled up a couple of water jugs to also replenish the supply at the eBay house! The temperature at this time was 58 degrees Fahrenheit!

This was when I captured an image of the sun setting! It was now time to go back to the eBay house, since I wanted to get the battery charged up on the dead van so that I could move it to the yard to get a truck out that I need to register and insure to help alleviate my temporary vehicle issues a bit!

I am finishing this blog post and getting ready to publish it since there are still some more outdoor activities that need tending to.

There was no new locksmith work today, but I did perform an estimate for next week, so that was a good thing!

I leave you all with another past image of the Blog Dogs when they seem to be using their "X-Ray" eyes!

I TRUST THAT EVERYONE HAD A VERY SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL THURSDAY! NOW IT IS FRISATSU EVE! LET'S MAKE THIS NEW ONE ANOTHER GREAT ONE TOMORROW!



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ActionJacks Premium
Wow your blogs are really fascinating. You turn a normal day into an adventure! So many of the days in my life I would have gotten through much better if I had taken that attitude. I wonder what kind of camera you are using to get those great pictures of the sky. Every time I take one with my phone camera it does not look nearly as good!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thanks for the kind sneitments, Jeremy! Our lives are what we make of them! I use a Samsung A21 Cell phone camera! My digital cams have long since been retired!

Jeff
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Anne68 Premium
Hi Jeffrey. I have a little oil heater at the top of my stairs in case I just want to heat one room. Do you think getting one would alleviate your temperature problem? They belt out lots of heat for not much electricity and stay warm for a while when you turn them off. Just a thought 🙂.
Anne xx
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Is it like an oil-filled radiator, Anne? If so, I have a couple of those stashed away! So far, I'm intrigued withthese crisco-candle heaters--extremely low cost and some surprisingly quick radiant heat in the testing phase so far! There are many others that I will be looking into as well!

Have an excellent Saturday, my friend!

Jeff🥶
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Suzay Premium Plus
oil filled radiator is great, no fumes, no Carbon Monoxide. Kitty would love it.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Yes, indeed it is, but also no carbon monoxide on these either and no electric bill too, Suzay! I don't leave them on overnight!

Jeff
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Anne68 Premium
Your candles sound amazing. Maybe show us one lit?
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Anne,

Here is just the candle so you can see it is burning--after 8+ hours it has barely budged a half inch! Of course the inverted pots are off of it so that you can see it! It is a short stump of a tapered candle stuck inside vegetable shortening! When you blow it out, the shortening hardens again!

Jeff
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Anne68 Premium
Photo didn't come out, but I can imagine it from your description. Maybe a combination of the two. Candles for when you're awake and Oil heater for when you're asleep, so you wake up toasty warm? :)
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Oops! Here it is!
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Sounds like you had a nice bright and sunny day there Jeffrey!

Great to see a smile on Monica's face too after your surprise visit with a tasty beverage!

I wonder if you dropped by the house and left a favourite beverage for the PSD as well!!🤣

I hope you are having a fantastic Friday portion today my friend.. and don't venture far from your nine blankets this evening!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I was enjoying your comment, Nick until the PSD! 😳 I will simply say, "What do YOU think?!"🤣

I won't venture from my nine blankets, Nick! Not on your life!🙄

I hope your Friday portion was equally as good!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
🤣🤣... I would have to say that would be a big fat NO my friend!!

How much white stuff did you wake up to this morning there.. if you have managed to venture out from the nine blankets yet Jeff!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Emphasis on the word, FAT, Nick! 😳

Not a whole lot, but low temps, higher winds and it is still coming down a little!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
I didn't try to emphasise the 'fat' too much.. as you may have found it an impolite reference to the PSD my friend!!🤣

We didn't make it above freezing today here.. and I can't see more than 50 yards across the garden now because of the fog!!

I hope the white stuff doesn't continue to fall too much there... but it's the temperatures I would worry about the most Jeff!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I agree, Nick! The temps are the most troubling! 🥶 Ah, one day at a time, my friend!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Yep, one day at a time my friend!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
That is all that any of us can do, Nick!

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Suzay Premium Plus
Dogs like that end up in shelters, usually the time restricted kill kind, Why Fido, why, little Sweetie Pie? It reflects on the owner's own reckless and undisciplined life. Very sad that dog may have to pay with its life for the errors of its not -a-lover of dog, poor caretaker for you precious ones.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I'll be taking the Blog Dogs in the end, Suzay, as for that poor German Shephard--who knows??
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Suzay Premium Plus
Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan had a very short clip on a human aggressive German Shepherd, named Ovechkin. His staff were all scared of it. It turned out good, but how many Cesar Milans, everywhere they are needed? And that is a high energy, intellegent, working kind of animal, that likes work.
Blog dogs , yes eventually will come home to you and be safe. It's an eggshell walk for them now, good there are two of them together.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
It is, indeed, Suzay, and they cannot be separated as they will not do well with out each other! They have been together since birth!

Jeff
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Suzay Premium Plus
3 is a pack and they act like 1,
2 still appear as 1 to the Monster one, Star was OK and shining bright, holding her/his own, how is the other one?
Zay
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
It's a sad situation indeed Suzay... If one doesn't have the conditions or mindset to look after a dog properly, then my opinion is 'don't get one'!!

At the end of the day the only one that suffers is the poor pooch!🐾🐾
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I totally agree, Nick! There was NO NEED for Godtilla at all!🐫🐶
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Suzay Premium Plus
Get a high dollar fake fur one. You are right, poor pooch suffers, or pays with its life
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Both are fine right now, Suzay!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I agree too, but that ship sailed when Monica did animpulse buy, knowing that we could neither afford one or even legally keep it where we live!
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Suzay Premium Plus
Do you mean she bought the dog on an impulse. And I didn't know G shepherd was , I don't know the word, but pit bull dogs are considered dangerous or aggressive, but it's the owner, how it's raised, with children and pets in an alpha human who is fair in their treatment, teaches and praises with the hard part, consistency.
Introduces new things, new members of family, slowly, patiently, and corrects quickly. You see Cesar distract and change the dog's focus to look at the owner for how to behave.
Animals, dogs live in the now, if the owner lives in the now and does not pity them for some goofy human guilt reason.
Dogs love with their whole being.
Your dogs were made the same time as you were, for you, before the foundation of the world, precious little sweets, sometime rascal a bit.
Suzay
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Yes, they all went out of town for Samantha's (the middle step daughter) eye appointment, and came back with a German Shephard puppy! The saga began there! Monica had a huge problem--and still does--with communication!

Thsi could have--and SHOULD have--(would have if I'd been there) nipped in the BUD by a simple one-syllable word! NO!!!!
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Suzay Premium Plus
Child damaged by a narcissistic parent, is Monika, I'm thinking. Like my folks, it was about them and so they didn't value communication. So it is so necessary, courteous, polite as humans in interactions. I had a hard, hard time, believers taught me how important it is. God asked Adam, where are you? As a chance to communicate. They loved me into submission. I had to be tamed from wild animal into communicating human.

Someone has been stepped on until they are inside out, crushed? Stunted, yes?

Nipped, good word. Change hurts, so do or don't allow it.
Suzay
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I'm not allowing it, whichis why we are separated now, Suzay! I pray that God's will be done!

Jeff
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Suzay Premium Plus
Excellent! Boundaries are taught best by No manipulation, Yes Boundaries, not going under or around
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
It was all I could come up with, Suzay! It was an untenable situation there! They will have to make the change themselves!

Jeff
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Suzay Premium Plus
Yes, because you Jeff, your boundaries are clearly defined, and they learn how they will learn. The hard way, or submit to reason. A house with no foundation, a house divides with itself...
You are right, you are right, and you are right!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I may be right, but I am not happy being without her, Suzay! Of course, I will stay the course according to God's will!

Jeff🙏
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Suzay Premium Plus
But happier if she gets the lesson, I am praying as it is taken in submission. You never said if she is a believer, only Y can change a person's heart.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I used to think she was, Suzay, but now I am not so sure!

Jeff
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emarla Premium
What a kind thing to do for Monica! I tell you, the little things are felt and get noticed! Very nice of you.

The Blog Dogs look adorable! All cuddled up and cozy too!

Your pictures are interesting, and I find myself checking out your snow situation. Looks like no, or at least, very little snow.

Here's to the weekend coming up! I plan to deliver some soup and fruit to our friends who have Covid. I will be leaving it on the step!

I hope you are well,
Erlene
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thanks, Erlene! I just had the thought, and decided to do it! Her smile was priceless, and she even called and talked to me for about an hour and a half this evening!

The Blog Dogs can certianly be something else, my friend!

We have patches of snow left in the shady places, but that is it, although there is a good possibility we might bet some more this weekend! It all depends!

That is a nice gesture to your ailing friends! Well done!

Have an excellent start to Frisatsu tomorrow!

Jeff
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emarla Premium
Have a great weekend, my friend!

Erlene
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Bridges Premium
A great gesture, Jeff, to surprise Monica with the drink. I am sure the "kids" don't do anything nice for her unless it is a bribe.
You are the beacon in her life.

My service project today turned into a 4 hour deal. The water filter part was less than an hour but he also asked me to help him install a new faucet. That ended up with 3 trips to home depot because of the old plumbing parts that needed replacing as well. Reminded me of some of your locksmith ordeals, Jeff. Only difference is I don't get paid with money, but with blessings otherwise.
Sort of like what you did for Monica today.
Have a great Frisatsu!
Archie
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thanks, Archie! I just had the thought and did it! The kids rarely do anything, and if they do, then you are right, they want something, but then, when don't they?

Your project sounds like a lot of my plumbing projects! Home Depot is one of my "go-to" stores for sure!

You'd be surprised--a few of my locksmith jobs are paid by blessings, but those can often be as good as gold, my friend!

Have an excellent evening and a GREAT start ot another Frisatsu!

Jeff
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Bridges Premium
Right, Jeff. The gold gets spent on earthly things. The blessings are eternal. Your kindness produces the blessings. I sure you will rack up some more of those today.
Archie
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Thank you very much, Archie! I am trying to think for the long term! I might be a bit miserable now, but I am allowing Monica to see things as they are right now, and she is getting frustrated, and speaks of these things when we talk! The kids aren't helping and she is realizing that now! I continue to pray for a positive result in all of this, but as I have always said, "God' will be done, NOT mine!"

I hope your Frisatsu is off to an excellent start, my friend!

Jeff
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Suzay Premium Plus
What does Monika do for work, main job is, side jobs are?
She has no enforcers to keep "kids" in line if working all humanly possible hours, right? And the Big Goat might as well be the Baphomet,
Hidden surveillance for the kids, oh my! How many of them have cell phones, I wonder. There have to be "take-aways", but especially for the old goatie one, her life skills seem to have centered on sucking the life out of others instead of learning and wanting to live independently of the parent, who is not teaching about life.
Life hurts. We know that. I know how not to from my own parents who taught me zip. And the lack of knowledge comes back and kicks you.
So many sharks like banks, and mortgages, buying a car, buying a used car with Zer0 credit rating, (as if that thing helped, if the client is an idiot! or a miscreant!)
Can she fog a mirror, OK, sign here, since it's on your social security # it is technically not a loan, it is blood type and how much for your blood, until it is all paid up.
Plus all of the interest on the front end, trade the car and they add the old loan portion to the new one...
Tricks with Bics from "lender's" who are too gushy slick, Bic pen, sign here!
Never, never ever cosign with Goatie Girl.
Credit for Dummies, Dave Ramsey stuff, the envelopes. and self discipline, disciple of learning, since the word means learner, student.
Wow, bet you need a nice cup of coffee after all of the at
Zay
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
She is a housekeeper at a hotel as her second job, and is on the housekeeping staff of a five-acre Footlocker warehouse distribution center as her primary job, Suzay!

Yes all her kids have the cellphone appendage, and they help very little around the house, so after she is exhausted form her paying jobs, she has to go there and perform everything that the kids should be taking care of too! Wehn I was living there, I helped her out, by taking cvare of those things, because, I was forbidden to elicit their help! That is why we are separated, among other things!

Jeff
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Suzay Premium Plus
Mommy has abandonment issues of her own, means feel guilt, and wants them to stay small and helpless, serving them as if they were helpless. Well, what would you do if you didn't have to do anything?
And how does this serve anyone in the long run. With misery, like the ex. So much misery he wanted nature to freeze him to death or sick to sympathy. No one with co-dependences wants to solve their problems, until the pain is so great.
They just take advantage of her, because there is no recognition or praise on a consistent basis to build (Vasile, automated habits, and self routines) for a better, and independent life. Now you see how the devils have to act out within 3 to 4 generations, because here it is with all of them doing their destructive parts, including Monika. You cannot see until you see.
Probably see this twisted view of abandonment as the other side of the coin, a rejection issue if she implements discipline and teaching life skills, is a twist(perversion of the truth). Like as if she is rejecting them by instilling praise for developing self-care- and a sense of respect for other's boundaries and ways that they organize their earthly goods, and live well amongst others.
Need cheap helpful help from the person who first started this movement? melody Beattie, buy used books, like The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Co-Dependents, The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation, Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps
by Melody Beattie. Buy used, some were $2 plus shipping at athriftbooks. In case it gets tossed in the trash, or what ever, new thinking
Well that's enough from me, this is like giving a man a new backhoe all ready to go, you can audio book for yourself busy man, spike the conversations knowing more of what it is about.
I think this is why in 12 steps what is for one person may be perceived differently, and no one was ever feeling "heard" during their lifetimes, so they Need to be able to let it out freely in a super safe environment.
Suzay
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I'm not the one who needs to read it, Suzay! I've brought six stepchildren successfully into adulthood! Monica doesn't read anything, so there would need top be a cellphone version, but then of course, she wouldn't read it even then when she realized what it was talkling about! I have already done that until I am blue in the face, my friend!

Jeff
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Suzay Premium Plus
Yup I get it, It's non reader, non thinker, happy with her life now. My joke about the horticulture school. Excellent school.
Wow that is salting the oats= making them think.
You are right, nothing will change as it is by her personal choice. We all must honor another persons right to choose, or not. Good thing you have a full life and goals to focus on, and love Father, you need all of those things. Still I am praying for you all!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Unfortunately, Suzay, you're right! I trust in the Father, and your prayers are both needed and appreciated, my friend!

Jeff
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Suzay Premium Plus
You are raising a child stuck in a woman's body, Yahweh bless your steadfast heart, I will keep praying in accord with you.

I understand this because my parents did that to me, probably for different reasons.
To over control the people pleaser child, and totally restrict her, while the two other drama departments of dueling universities, were, one into sex and pot, at 6th grade, then dealing for 30 or so years, and the the other stealing from an older gentleman, a writer of western books, Forest Crossin? Then just narcissist activity, stealing from me and parents, and law trouble. Parents in shame, should have dealt with it as they were children, but dad a narcissist.

Bright Sales taking a break to work on what he needs to work on, I am strongly considering doing the same. You know Jeff, only I only got to 2, ? and really want to go back and do training. Do you know what I mean? I'll never get it fully done, I have home responsibilities too. What do you think?
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I only got to 2, as well, but then I'm not pursuing AM at this time, Suzay!

Jeff
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