Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Doing Questions

Sunday Stealing: The "Doing Questions Like It's 2003" Meme

1. Tell us about your pets. If you don’t have one, share why you don’t.

A. I don't have any pets now, except for cows and the wild animals outside. I used to have a dog, part Eskimo Spitz and part terrier, named Ginger. She was 17 when she died, and I never had the heart to get another. Plus I am terribly allergic and Ginger had to stay outside, unless it was very cold, in which case I brought her into the garage. I don't think I could really care for an animal like I should because of my asthma and allergies, so better not to have one. As for cats, I am allergic to them, too. My parents always had a dog when I was growing up, which is part of the reason I stayed sick all the time, I think.

2. Name three things that are close to you.

A. My PC, my landline phone, and a glass of water.

3. How was the weather for your summer?

A. July was too wet, and August and September too dry. We only had three cuttings of hay this year instead of four because of the dry weather and inconsistent rain.

4. What was the last film you saw? Did you like it?

A. Friday night my husband and I watched Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on HBO. I am very glad I did not pay money to see it, which means I did not care for it. *Update* Saturday night we watched Steve Jobs. I didn't care for that film, either. What a wretched man he was. Brilliant, maybe, but a wretched person.

5. Tell us about the last trip that you took.

A. Last year we went to Charleston, SC. We saw a big boat, an historic old town, learned a lot about the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and generally had a nice time.

6. Where do you buy groceries? Why?

A. I buy groceries at Kroger, Food Lion, and Ikenberry Orchards. The first two are chains, and they have the stuff you need like canned green beans and the occasional frozen dinner for when you don't want to cook. Ikenerry Orchards carries fresh produce, locally grown veggies, peaches, and apples.

7. Tell us something that you did today. Or will do if you haven’t had your morning coffee yet.

A. I changed the linens on the bed, washed and put away four loads of clothes, emptied the dishwasher, paid bills, and put two potatoes in the oven to bake for dinner. I also did my physical therapy exercises. 

8. Have you pulled an all-nighter?

A. The last time I was up all night was in July 2014, when my husband got his hand caught in a hay baler and he had to have emergency surgery. The surgery finished up around 2 a.m. and I stayed with him until about 6 a.m., and then went home to get some sleep after the nurses changed shifts and I could speak with his day nurse about a sponge bath for him and a note on the door asking the firefighters to let him sleep. I also asked that they limit the number of visitors he could have at one time. Since he is a battalion chief with the fire department, there were about 150 people who wanted to see him once they learned he was hurt.

9. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi & Coke?

A. I don't drink soft drinks any more, but yes, I can. Pepsi is blah. Coke is not.

My brother.
10. Tell us about your siblings. How many and what do they do?

A. I have a brother who is three years younger than I. He is President of Cardinal Rubber & Seal, Inc., a corporation my father started which deals in industrial hoses, seals, and gaskets with operations in multiple states. He also likes to hunt and fish and spend time with his two children. He has always been my "little" brother and I have always been very protective of him.

11. What’s the oldest thing that you own?

My many-great grandmother's
A. It is either a pair of scissors that my great-great grandmother owned, which she was holding when she was struck by lightning, or a pig killer my husband has that has passed down through his family. The scissors never grow dull although I don't use them much because they mean more to me than whatever I might be cutting. As for the pig killer, it's a big metal thing with a sharp spike attached and in the old days when they killed pigs, they would hit the pig in the "sweet spot" in the head with the pig killer. Obviously, we do not use that anymore but that is how they did it long ago. I don't know which of these objects would be the oldest.


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  1. Your husband's hay baler accident must have been frightening. I LOL'ed at the 150 concerned people-- my father-in-law was a fire captain with Lexington, MA FD. Firefighters stick together :) Also, Sisters was awful.

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  3. I meant to comment on the scissors being a treasure. The pig thing, not so much.
    What a terrible accident. I'm glad that the outcome has been so much better than when we(the online crowd) first heard about it.
    Pepsi is a bit blah. Coke always seems so HOT, to me.

  4. Pepsi is too sweet. I don't drink soda anymore either.

  5. I love history and antiques, so I'm loving some of the things and stories everyone is sharing. I have to say, though, that I think your grandma and her scissors is my favorite. Wow!


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