Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday at Random

Friday is always a time for thinking about the past week, right? So I join in with Five on Friday (Amy) and Willy Nilly Friday 5 (Tanya) 

1. I mentioned on Monday that our friends were coming by from Illinois on their way back home from a month in Tucson.  They left us Wednesday morning with about 18 hours of driving ahead of them. Always nice to get together with friends, near or far.

2. Had to show this gas price in Texas. It's great for us for traveling in the car, but it's not good for Texas' economy!

3. This little cartoon is for all you ladies out there with chickens and animals on the farm/ranch.


4.  Hubby and his friend finished the fence on the side of the shed between our neighbor Roger and us. He has a fence as well, and there is about two feet between the fences. We didn't want to shut Roger out completely, so they kept the fence lower for about six feet so they hubby and Roger could talk over the fence. He loved it. Our main purpose is just to keep Polly in and the critters out, so it works out great. The gate is yet to be completed, so a piece of plywood serves as the current barrier on the corner of the house. Now I just need to get the doors painted.

5. My son and daughter in law gave us a special gift for Christmas: Wine in January, Cheese in February, and meal fixin's for March. The wine arrived, a shiraz and a chardonnay. We haven't opened them as yet.

And just a special entry for Skywatch Friday: This was taken from my front sidewalk, sunset in Texas.

Have a special weekend, my friends. Be sure to check out the other entries for these memes.

Linda Kay


38 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Henrietta didn't retire just yet. Great Friday five!

Latane Barton said...

I love it when neighbors 'chat' over the fence. I used to do that with my neighbor. There's no fences at the apartment since I moved but I have a lot more neighbors.

Lea said...

Love the cartoon!
I filled up my gas tank for only $20.00 last week!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The chicken cartoon is hilarious. I read it to hubby just now. Enjoy your day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I don't miss the West Texas dust storms...but I loved what they did to twilight ;O)

Linda W. said...

Nice sunset capture! And the chicken cartoon was funny.

Rose said...

I love that cartoon! The fence looks great. I am so thankful to see the lower gas prices, and hope they stay a while.

Maggid said...

keeping the fence low enough for neighborly conversation . . now, THAT is an act of love . . color me impressed.

Tom said...

Several years ago if someone had told me what the price of gas was going to be today, I'd have him that he was nuts! A lovely sunset to end the day.

William Kendall said...

The cartoon's by Adrian Raeside, called The Other Coast. He's very funny!

mamasmercantile said...

The chicken cartoon made me smile and I love the lower fence in preparation for chatting, very neighbourly. Have a great weekend.

Mike said...

Gas was down to $1.40 here in St. Louis the other day. It bounced back up but only to $1.59.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Linda, I love this post! The sensational sunset photo, the hilarious chicken joke and the lovely way you built the neighborly fence. Sweet!

Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me said...

I love the completed fence it looks very smart. I have an ugly concrete wall between my neighbours and I which is starting to crumble. We have been discussing what we should replace it with for the past few months. I think it maybe a while before we can find something we are both happy with.

Love your sunset photo :)

Amy at love made my home said...

Incredible sunset! I love the chicken joke, that is so funny!!!! Did you ever watch Home Improvement - comedy? - your story about the fence made me think of that, but you have to have seen it to understand. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

Tabor said...

Lovely sunset. whatever products that make it easier for others to live will also mean job losses for those in the industry. It will always be such in a free enterprise system

Gosia k said...

comparing to Europe your gas is as cheap as water here.

DeniseinVA said...

Yesterday we saw $1.47 for gas. Enjoyed your post Linda Kay. A very nice gift from your family, great fence idea and so kind to do that, and I loved the chicken cartoon. Have a great weekend :)

TexWisGirl said...

really cute fence! :) and i loved henrietta.

Cath said...

Great post Linda and a great giggle...so glad someone cleared up that age old question of why the chicken crossed the road!

Nonnie said...

Funny cartoon. I will have to share that with my chicken lady friend. The fence is really nice and the visiting over the fence reminds me of that old tv show, Home Improvement with Tim Allen. Beautiful sunset pic.

Mac n' Janet said...

Well, now we know why the chicken crossed the road--LOL

pattisjarrett said...

Cute cartoon--and a gorgeous sunset! Pretty fence. Nice to have the ability to visit over it.

eclectichomelife said...

Hysterical cartoon will share that with friends. Sounds like life is good x

Stephanie Robinson said...

What a beautiful sunset! And the new fence looks pretty super too, it's always a thin line isn't it fences and neighbours :)

Anvilcloud said...

If you think low gas prices are bad for your economy, you should be in Canada. Killer.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Delightful sunset and a nice looking fence.

Lexa Cain said...

What a funny comic! Your fence is really lovely. The idea of men talking over their back fences reminds me of that old Tim Allen sitcom - Tool Time - or something like that. He was always talking to a faceless neighbor on the other side. I really enjoyed that show. Have a good time painting your doors and soon everything will be gorgeous!

Cranberry Morning said...

Linda Kay, that is one gorgeous sunset! And what fun gifts. Is this for every month of the year? How exciting! Sure beats getting only bills.

Lin Floyd said...

love the chicken joke...

Marie C said...

Love that chicken cartoon! Yes, chatting over the back fence is wonderful! How lovely that your hubby and neighbor wish to do this, and want the fence to be low enough. It's such a special thing to be that friendly with one's neighbors! Life has changed so much in the last fifty years...something like this is awesome! Great sky photo!

Lori said...

Love the chicken cartoon! If I had two bottles of wine sitting around, they'd be gone in...well...quickly!

Ida said...

Wow Gas prices are way down there. Here it's finally dropped to 1.99 for Unleaded which is something.
I like that you allowed for a shorter fence to be able to visit with your neighbor.
Funny cartoon!

Lowcarb team member said...

Great about the fence.
Lovely gift from your family.
Great sunset photo.

Enjoy the weekend

All the best Jan

The Yum List said...

Thanks for the morning giggle with the chicken cartoon. ;-)

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love the cartoon. That was great. I need to share with my son who has chickens!
I love the Christmas present idea. How cool is that. I sure would like that! Can't wait to see your next installment!
Have a great week!

Tanya Breese said...

oh my goodness, poor henrietta! that cracked me up...what a thoughtful gift to recieve and i love the fence to chat over...reminds me of that show with tim the tool man taylor and his neighbor ha! thanks for linking and have a great week!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a fun post. I am trying to get caught up. Too much life happening here. Hug.

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