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From: JavaNY


Good morning, all.  A decent day here, maybe some drizzle.  It will warm up later in the week.

I have a dental cleaning today. Hopefully the no smoking for the last few months will make it easier. Between smoking and lots of coffee my teeth get pretty brown. 

Enjoy the day everyone.



From: Kittyarnold


40 ish sunny degrees.....son in law tested positive for COvid and had the shots ....will keep you posted.....


From: Susan1206


Hi Ms Jerthie~
Tis a sunny day here by the shore.  My how that lifts my spirits. I had some plants wintering in the garage, then placed outside too cold, back inside and now outside again. Hopefully to get God’s water and sunshine!  The birds and squirrels are eating and all is well.

I hope to go to a nearby gym I just joined and work on the treadmill.  I rode my inside bike for 5 miles yesterday afternoon!  I need to stay on task….  COVID did a lot to change our lives.  I am not sure that all of the physical repercussions are well known!  I need to register for my booster!

Carry on. Take a few moments to breathe in the fresh air and know that each day you don’t smoke, your lungs are healing!



From: Susan1206


Dear Paul,

The dental office and cleaning is always a challenge for me.  An unpleasant experience with my childhood dentist as a young woman and an unpleasant impression made me very apprehensive for a very long time!

The sun is shining here.  Do you feel that your sense of smell is better as a non smoker?  I love the small of fresh air and even the soil!  Can’t wait to begin my “p u t z I n g” in my flower beds!

Enjoy the day!  Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Miss Kitty,

Sorry to hear that.  Is this the SIL to the daughter who has MS?  I was vaccinated twice and managed to acquire it.  Let’s just say that I was happy I was vaccinated. Boostered once….and now waiting the second one!

Keep us posted!  Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Let’s hope the worst of winter is behind us. NO MORE SNOW!!!

Finn is reclining on the patio. A favorite for him!

It was not a clear picture of the two eaglets. For as long as I can remember, Stars and Stripes arrived in Avon Lake about eight years ago.  They built their nest in a tree in the middle of a playground at an elementary school.  Each year they have two or three eggs.  People come from miles to observe the nest and them.  Of course, they are protected and the school moved their playground!

I will send some pics of the nest!  Susan 


From: Kittyarnold


it is the sil whose wife (daughter) has MS....they won't be sharing a bed but have to be in the same house  now she has to work from home instead of her law office...because of the close exposure.....oh life is sometimes weird....and the virus is changing so much...


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul, Susan, Jerthie, Kitty, and all.  I went to bed early because of getting up at 3 AM yesterday

with the generator.  I did have to reset the time on my bedroom clock but didn't realize the battery backup

in it wasn't working.  Power glitch during the day yesterday changed it's time again and I didn't notice when I

went to bed.  Got up way early this morn around 2:30 AM because my clock was wrong. 

Power still out, 3rd day I guess.  Cost much more to keep the house electric going with a generator than being

on the grid.  About $60.00 a day I think.  I use premium non ethanol in all my small engines.  Have run into trouble

using regular with ethanol.  $5.09 a gallon and still using natural gas for heat and hot water.  At least this morn the

generator is still running so got up and got my coffee easily.  I drink one cup of caffeine coffee a day so sending a

small amount of Dopamine to the receptors of my brain when I first get up.  It's an insulin blocker and isn't good for

Diabetics but I still have one cup a day. 

Paul, having some difficulty with my dentist after finally getting some dental benefits back in retirement.  For a couple

years I was waiting in line for free cleanings but now is supposed to be copay $10.00, ended up being $20.00 this last

time and I told the dentist it was supposed to be $10, they told me supposed to be $20 so I called my insurance company

and they told me was because two procedures exam and cleaning even though the dentist office had already told me that

wasn't the cause.  Finance office said they would call me back but didn't get the call.  Also, the tooth clean lady told me no

plaque on my teeth.  I do use a good electric brush, Siltronic or something like that.  My old dentist wants to grind away a

tooth and do root canal and crown on a tooth even though it isn't bothering me he says the nerve is damaged that shows

up in the xray.  So thinking I don't trust them, would lose most of a tooth and $1600 because that stuff isn't covered for

retirees.  Might just depend on my electric brush and drop the dentist.  

Finished the repairs on my amplifier yesterday but it doesn't function right on the generator so maybe try it again after power

is on.  Thinking there is more of a problem in it. 

They've changed the forecast for Sunday here, from 70 degrees to 80.  That will be strange not sure if I will use that day for my

bike trip to the farm.  Nice ride but not used to the heat to do the work down there.  My sister is there now helping them for a

couple days but we will miss each other again. 

Kitty, sorry you have relatives with the virus.  Hope they get well quickly.  I had a friend about 50 miles west of us get it.  Think I

heard some of our relatives that we rarely see had it and two that we do see sometimes.  I think I get two icons over on the right

from your posts, one with the picture you first put on back in 2007 with the flower hat with karno12 as ID and the other with just

a silhouette that has your ID as kittyarnold.

Susan, you might have told us about the eagles in the past but I had forgotten.  When I go down to the farm in PA I see the nests

they have set up on huge poles for Osprey nests, large protected birds there.  Sometimes I see on sitting on the nest.

I have a lot of broken branches to finish cutting off trees and just to pick up.  Might see if the neighbor wants them to burn for heat.

Think we're supposed to get our power back this eve, Thursday.  Think about 7 or so large breaks just on the Hydrangea Shrubs, they're

about 15 or 20 feet high right in front of our bay window.  Two of our 3 bird feeders are back hanging in the air.  They're a transplant

from my dad's farm many years ago. 

Glad Finn is enjoying life on the patio.  Our new pups are still a handful all day.  At least they take naps once in a while.  Usually they're

little helleons.  Think they must weigh over 30 pounds each now.  They fight with each other and try to destroy lots of things they find

here.  I'm still doing 1.5 hours on the elliptical and weights in the morning and another 1.5 hours in the eve.  I need to get back to going

faster to burn more Glucose.  It's much easier just to not go at high speed.  smile

Hope all enjoy the day.  A little cloudy and rainy here today but still in the 50s. 




From: JavaNY


Good morning, all. A nice day here. Should get to the 60s the next few days.

I don't mind the dentist too much. Not enjoyable, but it doesn't bother me. I also have lots of plaque. Supposedly flossing is better for that, but that is something I can't seem to do. My fingers are too fat, or I just don't do it right. I use these soft toothpick-like things. They may not be as good as flossing, but they help some.

Yes, Susan, I feel my sense of smell is better. I haven't noticed any change in my sense of taste yet.

Enjoy the day,




From: Jerthie123


Hi Susan!

Five miles is no small feat!  Good for you girl!  I love hearing about your bootcamp classes.  Do you do any weight training?

I used to lead a fitness class for seniors at a place called the Older Adults Center.  We did 30 minutes of cardio, followed by 15 minutes of weight training with light dumbbells and ended with light stretches.  The people at this class were fit and strong. Some of them in their 80s.  We would go for coffee and pastry after the class, which puts all the calories back, but it was fun!

This center was very lively!  Bingo, zumba classes, line dancing, bazaars, weekend trips to the casino, a coffee lounge.  I taught my class there for a period of three years.  I loved my peeps there!

I encourage you to stay on track with your fitness routine!  It helps with mental and spiritual health as well!  Please keep us all posted on your progress.  And now with the warmer weather approaching, we should all be going for walks... Ideally everyday!  Goos day all!