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From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and Susan.  34 here at 7:20 Thursday morning.  We're still getting rain.

Ice and snow haven't arrived yet.  Left the farm last eve about 5:30 PM trying to make sure

I headed east in front of the storm but roads still good here this morn.  Cleaned up the garbage,

Bagged some and burned other.  Cleaned all the kitty liter boxes.  Got diesel and filled his backhoe

for snow removal.  Cleared snow and ice away from his mailbox but more arriving next couple days

anyway.  Did some other stuff. 

Got home and our refrigerator control circuit board burning up.  I found a new one at Amazon after

2 hours of looking this morn.  Found many replacement types but wanted the exact one.  Can still smell

the burned circuits in here and all our refrigerated food is out on the deck under a tarp. 

I'm glad Finn is doing well at 10 years old and gets to enjoy time with the golden. 

Kitty, glad you're enjoying time with your daughter.  Will probably talk to my daughter this morning because

she has Amazon Prime and see if she can order my circuit board and get it quick and I can pay her if not an


Enjoy the day all.


Always enjoy showing the bedspreads my mom made back around 1981.  She's gone in 87.


From: Kittyarnold


no shoveling here....just rain and heavy fog....and above freezing....and I am sorry you are up in the middle of the night...hopefully you will sleep late and catch up.....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Rain ended here last night, still a mix here early this morn.  Snow

supposed to start in hour or two.  Hope to get the circuit board for our refrigerator today.

Maybe not in the icy weather.  Ordered it through my daughter's Amazon Prime with

expedited shipping.  Was about the only company had the exact board and was the last

one they had.  Frig is 14 years old but still in good shape.  Our last one was 25 years old

and was still running when I gave it away to a co-worker for garage beer frig.  It likely ran

without a control circuit board but it's shelves were starting to rust.  I put the rest of the

frig back together yesterday so it's ready for the board and take off running.  All our food

is still outdoors.

Our grandson is staying over so he went and got the mail.  I only went outdoors to get food

out from under the tarp. 

We are keeping the bay window curtains closed until noon so the Cardinal doesn't bang

against the window.  He mostly does it in the AM.  So maybe he won't damage himself to


We will probably stay home today unless the board arrives at our daughter's house.

Have a fun day Kitty and Brian.


  • Edited February 4, 2022 5:33 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Kittyarnold


Good morning....all of our trees are ice coated and the sun just came out....so all are sparkly.....so beautiful with the bright blue sky....only 14 right now.....won't be going out until the roads are sanded....hope your day is wonderful.....


From: Susan1206


Hi Kitty ~
Totally snowed in here in Avon Lake.  Looks like a winter wonderland.  Perhaps a foot of snow over a three day period.  We are at the mercy of the HOA to plow streets, driveway and walkways.  Stay safe. Leave for Florida in two weeks ~ wish you were there to visit once again!  Susan

Our friend, Bonnie, reached out via messenger. I hope to meet her when I come back 

((hugs)). Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

I have heard of birds doing this… territorial or looking for a mate??  I have been taking a large coffee container (maybe 6 full cups) twice a day to the feeder and also on the ground.  We have at least 12 inches of snow on the ground since Thursday.  It is a winter wonderland.  

I have a path shoveled to the feeder but it is quite icy underneath. Using pet friendly salt for Finn.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and Susan.  We had ice covered tree branches in the sun most of the day,

I took a couple pictures with my Cannon camera but don't know how they will turn out.  We

have a lot of snow but inches melted in the rain before it turned into sleet and freezing rain,

then snow.  I had to use the weight of the tractor to push the bucket down into the inches of

icy snow we have.  I would point the front of the bucket down and then lift the front of the

tractor up with hydraulics.  I have no steering, of course, but would just drive down the driveway.

It worked and we have fairly good weather days coming, in the 30s, this coming week.

I don't know about our "head banger" Cardinal, I call him.  There's a female Cardinal nearby

many times when he is here.  Our neighbors immigrated from Russia also have a bird feeder.

Don't know of any other feeders in the area.

We did venture out and take our grandson home yesterday and paid my daughter for ordering

the control board for our refrigerator.  The little company in Indiana didn't get the board shipped

Friday, just a shipping label printed.  Will ship Monday, I guess.  It's through Amazon Prime, expedited,

but just shipping USPS. 

My wife and I looked at curtains for the sliding doors, want to replace the old blinds.  They are getting

dirty over many years. 

A pretty walk way Susan and lit well.  I would rather never have an HOA.  I change engines and such out

here.  Glad Finn's feet aren't getting burned in salt.

All of you have a great day.


Turkeys around our feeder last Winter.


From: Kittyarnold


Good morning Ernie....we are having a rain/sleet 24 degree day....might clear later...no agenda as of yet....Brian is already working on the first floor putting trim around the windows....hope your day is great...


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Snowing here at 3:30 AM but probably won't last long.  We have sorta

warm temps until Sunday and Monday.  That forecast could improve by Sunday. 

Our control circuit board came and I installed it.  Working good and all the food is back in the

freezer and frig.  Nice to have our food back in the kitchen.  I didn't notice my pears were in a

drawer outside so they froze and are ruined but a small thing.  Board cost about what the tax

would be on a new frig like ours.  Half of yesterday I was in the basement working on a radio

amplifier.   I did finish cleaning our bedding including the two bedspreads my mom made. 

Guess Brian and I are finding plenty to occupy our minds and hands and I always used to wonder

why I didn't get this or that project done during the Winter.  It's because I was busy every day.  We

can only do so much, we don't sit around all Winter waiting for warm weather.  I replaced all our windows

with Pella windows the Summer of 2019, also made all new trim boards and finished them.  Our old

windows and trim weren't much in a modular home but were fantastic for a family after we were wiped out

in the tornado of May, 3rd, 83.  The guy across the road wanted all our old windows and trim so I didn't have

pay to leave them at the land fill.  He's either using them for a greenhouse or selling them at the craft sales

they go to.  I think the windows were around $6000, the bay window was around $2800 but we love it.

I need to take care of everyone's garbage today but hope to get some time in analyzing the amplifier

sometime today. 

Have a good day


WR55X10416 - OEM Upgraded Replacement for General Electric Refrigerator Control BoardControl board for our frig-freezer.  Ours has a burn mark on it.