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LOL! I call Judy's quilt "Hot Flashes" in my mind!
Cris in MT
Silly Marcia! I'll drag this quilt to your house when I have a hard time lining things up for the quilting session on Lily Aurora and stuff it in your mailbox!
Actually I plan to spend the next few months working on polymer clay "things" for the flower pots on our deck. Birds, flowers, butterflies, etc. All on stakes. None realistic but instead very "primitive" or child-like as if designed by Picasso on a good day.
I got so exasperated by the squirrels this spring, digging up my wax begonias to root out their acorns that they had buried in my large pots that I resolved to stop planting real plants in my pots in the future. Then those tree rats can bury their acorns and dig away with no harm to my polymer beauties.
Sorry, Pirate. I really got off topic, didn't I? Bad Judy
Sorry, Pirate. I really got off topic, didn't I?
Oh not to worry. I have a Black Thumb. I kill cactus plants. But I just love flowers. Therein lies the problem.
Well, I have had this wonderful geranium plant/bush outside our front door. It has been doing utterly fantastic all these years without me doing a darn thing. Then, last fall, those lousey deer ate almost all the leaves on the plant .... a section at a time. Every day, I'd come out to see yet another section of my lovely plant denuded.
I was outraged. I had a murderous glint in my eye. I don't particularly care for venison, but believe me when I say that I was seriously contemplating stocking our freezer with freshly butchered meat. Mr Pirate said that it would grow back like gang-busters in the spring because the roots were still in tact and that's what plants like to do in the spring .. send out new growth.
I was SO pleased when that turned out to be true! I also got some deer repellent spray "just in case". Whenever I see Bambi and her young in the yard, I yell angrily at them, "YOU LEAVE MY GERANIUMS ALONE!". And then I put some more spray on the plants.
I also tempted Fate by stimulating my local nursery and bought three more potted geraniums of different colors. Two survived my ministrations .. the third took a dive.
I remain hopeful that all my geraniums continue to thrive because I really do like flowers. :-)
Hubby and I have been putting lots of plants in this spring. We will see how they do....time will tell.
Oh .. I forget where you posted about getting spam cell phone calls from your own number but .. just today it happened to me. I've had FOUR cell phone calls *from my cell phone number TO my cell phone number!*
For all of my contacts, I have a photo that I have attached as part of the contact information. I have myself listed in my contacts, along with a picture of myself. Imagine my surprise when I see the INCOMING call is MY photo! With MY cell phone number! I did answer the first call; it was a computer voice from "Microsoft" saying that my IP has been compromised and that I should press "1" to get a new one. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Whatever should I do???? Yes, I hung up. And then ignored the 3 subsequent calls.
I called my carrier, ATT, to let them know this had happened. They said they would open up a trouble ticket but I could be assured that my phone number and account information had not been hacked. The spammers are simply generating phone numbers to call from. It's very annoying.
As a matter of general procedure, I do not answer calls from numbers that are not in my contact list. If you're not in my contact list, I probably don't want to listen to you. If you know me and you REALLY want to get a hold of me, you probably know my email ... from which I can get your phone number to put into my contact list. But if the incoming call comes up as an unidentified number, then it's not going to get answered.
Sigh....this is the third time today I have had to login. Really?
yea, the phone call from yourself is really surprising! And I do the same - I tell my students that also. If you call me with a question, leave me a message as I almost never answer unknown numbers. I will call back!
I wouldn't mind finding your quilt in my mailbox!
Here's an off-topic reply: try laying strips of chicken wire around the plants right after you put them in the pots. It helps keep the squirrels away because they don't like digging with the wire in the way. My problem last year was that one little bugger kept biting the begonia flowers off the plant and dropping them on the deck. No begonias this year. Hopefully the million bells and geraniums won't be as much fun to de-blossom.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
I did answer the first call; it was a computer voice from "Microsoft" saying that my IP has been compromised
I get that also, from my landline (I know, but I still have a landline cause it is an "our" number), the call is coming from my number to my number. From Microsoft, I always hang up, but it is so irritating. Also, once I got a robocall speaking chinese Use to I didn't get many calls on my cell, but I am getting more and more. The other day I got message from an unknown number asking if i still worked at the hospital, I deleted it, but later the number called and turned out it was an old firnd that wasn't in my contact list, his son was at the hospital with his wife having a baby. So I added him tomy contacts! Now I need to make a boy baby quilt-LOL!
Here is a photo of the baby quilt I made at the beginning of the year for the new grandson of long-time friends. All the fabric came from my stash!
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
But if the incoming call comes up as an unidentified number, then it's not going to get answered.
I answer all calls. Some of it is I have to as I use my cell phone as my work phone. Some of it is for enjoyment. I even answer the AT&T Suspected Spammer calls. I say hello so if it is a computer generated spam, it will start the call. Then I set my phone down. It usually only takes them 30-45 seconds to hang up, but maybe I made them miss making one other spam call.
When it is a real person calling about my back taxes or overdue student loans, I prefer to start out with OMG! THAT SOUNDS SERIOUS! WHAT DO I DO?? Then I set the phone down and carry on about my business.
It's the little things in life.