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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Change of Direction...

Mr. Skellie here...I don't know about you, but I think I need to have my own blog...just letting you all know that Debra is still alive and kickin'. Between moving her son, moving her mom, selling her mom's house, her Dad passing way, selling her own house....wait, what!?
Selling the house!? Why am I always the last to know stuff around here! And they're going to move into a motorhome!?
What about me? What about my needs? I am going to have to talk to her about this....I don't think I approve one bit. Didn't we just pack up all this crap, I mean "craft supplies", a while back? Debra said she'd buy me my own packing tape dispenser so I can help...oh joy.
She told me not to worry as there will be plenty of room in Sarah's garage for our shop. I'll be glad when these people sit down and relax for awhile so I can get some Debra time. And...we will be there in a month! Yikes! This is liable to be some of the busiest time ever, but I will try to sneak away from the packing (as often as possible) and let you know what Debra's up to. Please keep her mom in prayer as she has some health problems...I should send her one of my cousins to cheer her up...with a bouquet of dead flowers!
LOL! I'm so bad...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

My cousin is on his way!

Debra has finally made some time for me and my cousin. I mean, I like Debra's mom and everything, but like I've said before, my family of skellies are the center of her universe! She was trying to think of a good way for my cousin to travel and I thought of those cool wooden caskets she brought home a while back. Once we found one though, we tried this way
and that way
and my cousin just wouldn't fit...she could have just cut his legs off, but he wasn't too keen on that idea and didn't want to give Tammy a DIY project right at the get go; so Debra went looking in her storage closet for something else for him to travel in.  I made sure to tie a rope around her ankle in case she got lost in there and couldn't find her way out. There were a few thumps and bangs and I thought I heard a bad word, but I could have been mistaken...She came out a little red in the face and her hair was all funny but she was gripping a Savvy Minerals box complete with some fantastic black packing material.
I looked it over and thought it looked like it would be comfortable enough for the trip. My cousin was starting to have second thoughts about traveling alone so I let him have one of the cats to take with him.
He asked if Debra could cut a hole in the box so he could see out and get a little air if he needed to. (Ever since the MRI he's been prone to claustrophobia, the Big Guy totally understands.) I know I say some sketchy things about Debra sometimes, but she can be nice when she wants to be and she quickly cut a  hole in the lid for him.
She then went back into the closet to find a shipping box and found her way out without incident this time. Of course, we had to make sure the hole was in the right place so my cousin tried it out before we put him in the packing box.
After the bubble wrap was put in, I asked him if he could breathe okay..he shook his head yes
and we sealed him up!
We made a hair raising trip to the post office to make sure we got there before they closed. I think she drives faster when she has country music on and is singing at the top of her lungs, but what do I know. We made it with 5 minutes to spare, all in one piece too! When the post office guy asked if there was anything alive in the box, she said "No". I would have raised my eyebrows if I had any, but kept quiet until we were back in the truck. "Why did you lie to the post office guy?" I asked. "About what?" she said. I told her you know, about my cousin...he's alive! She told me that she didn't think the post office guy would understand and anyway, it was none of his business. So my cousin is on his way to his new home and I think I'm kind of jealous...I hear Tammy has lots of dollies and I can just see him flirting with all of them! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Debra's back and Mom news...

Mr. Skellie here. I was supposed to keep all of you updated while Debra was visiting her mom in the hospital, but, I kinda didn't get around to it. I was busy poking around in Debra's stuff while she was gone...I saw this teacup and had to take a closer look.
She has the book, "A Cup of Christmas Tea" that she reads at Christmas time. Since it's kinda mushy and I'm not a crybaby, I go in the other room and block my ear holes and sing when she reads it. She dragged home this teacup from the thrift shop for 99 cents and acted like it was a great treasure. I mean, with me in her life what more does she need?! I know you are all nodding in agreement with me. So I'm just being nosy and find out Debra's put a guard dog on this thing!
I made a beeline for the shop and hid. Just then, I hear the truck pull up. When I look out the window, Debra's back!
She looks tired and sad and the Big Guy goes out and hugs her. I don't want her to see me so I just casually walk around the side of the room divider and just sort of hang out.
No, I'm not eavesdropping...I don't do that. I did just happen to hear news though...Debra's mom is out of the woods (I thought she was in the hospital?) and is going to be moved to rehab in her home town. Debra and the Big Guy looked happy, so I guess this "out of the woods" thing is something good. I will have to go talk to her about getting her butt back in the shop and getting to work. She has to have priorities and one of those is me! Thanks for reading.

P.S. Tammy! My cousin really wants to come live with you, but your message didn't show up on Facebook! Just email Debra at

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Randomness and Minions!

I'm going up to see my mom later today so thought I would share a few random things with you before I go. "No, I didn't mean you guys, no, you are not random things! Go make me some banana bread." Sorry, the minions thought I just called them "random things"...they sure can be sensitive sometimes. Where was I, Oh, I saw bluebirds checking out the birdhouses beautiful and so blue!
I wish I had them in every house but the swallows and sparrows chase them out every year. We have even found dead bluebirds in the houses on's brutal out there folks! But we will keep fighting for the bluebirds because they are so lovely. I also bought a new calendar this's a small one and it's called "A Year in the Life of a Wild Wacky Wonderful Woman". Yeah, that about sums it up for sure! My Dear Hubby even agrees with me! LOL! Here's the picture from February...
I do love me some chocolate! And last but certainly not least, Dear Hubby and I were in Lowes last weekend and I found this cool looking wiring box.
It looked like it could be turned into something and when I got home, I placed it on my workbench. The last time I looked in there the minions had taken it over and they were measuring and giving it a good going over.
I smell another project! I know, I know, I must get the Quilt Shop done for Marlene before she knocks me in the head! Have a great day and I will be back soon. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Disappearing Comments!

Just wanted to jump on here quick to let everyone know that all your wonderful comments have disappeared from my blog! This must be part of the Google+ changes too. If any of you have tried to contact me, use my Facebook page: Debra Morin, or Mr. Skellie's page: Mr. Skellie.  My email is a good way
And since you are here, could I ask you to be praying for my mom? She's been having some health issues and is going to have a couple of stents put in on Friday. So I might be AWOL for awhile, but perhaps Mr. Skellie will be willing to take over for me. Thank-you for your prayers and thanks for reading.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Mr. Skellie is worried...

To begin with, I woke up from a sound sleep to the sound of a backhoe about 20 feet from my house. "What on earth...who does this stuff at 10:30 at night?" When I peeked out of the blinds, there was a whole work crew digging up on the corner; a water line must have broken and our quick acting public works people were out there getting the job done. Since I was already awake, I decided to walk down the hall to my shop...hmm, there's a light on in there...I crept in very quietly to see Mr. Skellie looking through my stash of plastic pieces.

He lined up a few plastic parts and was concentrating on them...what was he up to?
He fished around through my glue basket
and pulled out a sheet of glue dots.
He applied the glue dot and stuck one of the plastic pieces to himself.
When I threw on the other work light, he spun around and knocked over the mirror he had pulled out.
"What are you doing?" I said. "Is that a ....cup?! Are you concerned about something?" I asked. "Baseballs." he said. He went on to explain that he woke up when he heard the backhoe and started surfing the web looking at funny Superbowl commercials. Of course, he started watching banned ones and stumbled on to one done by Rolling Rock. Well, I had to see it, so I did a search and this is what I found: Rolling Rock Commercial
I was sitting there giggling and laughing and Mr. Skellie had a disgusted look on his face. "What are you laughing at? There is real danger out there and I want to protect myself!" I tried to keep a straight face as he marched off...he had to keep sticking the cup back on because every few feet it would fall off and roll across the floor.
Plus, I didn't have the heart to tell him that that particular piece of plastic was from an old broken baby rattle...we'll just keep that to ourselves, shall we? Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Small Challenge...

Well, first of all, when I walked into the shop tonight I was greeted with hoots and hollers from the Minions and a "Hey! Wide Load's back!" from the skellie's section of the shop. I pretended to ignore them and went about my business digging out a piece of stripwood and glue and paint. "She's going to make something! Woo! Hoo!" I think that one actually came from the Quilt Shop...So I started giggling and they all knew I was indeed back! Since it's down to 15 degrees outside and we turn our heat down to 59 at night...yup, that's not a typo; I turned up my little heater in the shop
and am nice and cozy in here. When I posted a picture of Mr. Skellie's new game, Tammy suggested that I add a base to the game to make it higher for him. She was concerned he might get a subluxation and would have to make a trip to the chiropractor. I had to take the batteries out of the game to get him to stop playing so he was a little irritated with me. I was originally going to use some pieces of paint stick for the base but it would have made it too tall. After thinking some more, I found some 3/4" stripwood
and proceeded to cut the pieces to size.
A little sanding,
a little glue and it fit just right.
When the glue was dry, the base was painted black and set aside to dry.
While I waited, I put tools away and organized my basket of various glues and cements. I used the white glue super glue to glue the base on
and I think Mr. Skellie approves!
In fact, he said that Tammy ought to message me on Facebook with her address and he would send one of his cousins to stay with her. Sounded good to me! I am off to bed now, thanks for reading.