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From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty, Paul, and all.  Not getting a heat wave over here really.  Close to 80 so warm

enough for the grands to go swimming.  They're going up to their great grandparents with us today

along with their mom.  Finally picking up our Monte Carlo SS after 10 months.  Looks good in the

pictures they sent me. 

My dad used to have puzzles spread out across his dining room table,  500 or 1000 piece I think.  It's

been a while, some details fading. 

Got groceries and took care of everyone's garbage yesterday, early so we can leave this morning.  Between

those tasks I cleared away the low branches in the backyard trees so I can see the solar lights at our dog

cemetery.  Also cleared away some brush around the base of the trees and thorn bushes.  Think I got some 

oak or ivy on my arm, put some calamine lotion on it this morning. 

Hard to pack anything in the suv to take today but have to take my battery charger and a small bag of tools.

Have a kennel in the back for the two pups and 5 people riding in the car on the way up north.  Daughter wants

to return today so a quick trip.

I used to keep up with NASCAR races but now I just watch one once in a while, usually while exercising.  I actually

built a stock car in 86 and raced it in 87, after pitting for another guy in 85.

Hope you all enjoy the day. 


Monte about 17 years ago before I put the stroker engine in it.


From: JavaNY


80 here also. Nice enough and not humid. The last 3 days it seemed like it would rain but other than some drizzle did not. 

Enjoy the day all.


From: candrew


The topic is weather, interests and activities? 

Central Florida's summers are what might be called a challenge. 

Daytime highs typically top 98 degrees for months at a time. Humidity

is 80-90 %, so you feel like a wet noodle.

A big change from Minnesota where I came from.  It's all in what you are used to.

I get out early around 8am and do 2-3 miles on my walker. 

Then it is off to water aerobics in a huge pool, water temp 80 plus.

I need to get out before noon and end up spending the rest of my day in

airconditioned environments reading, web surfing. Anything that is inside. 

Keep cool,



From: JavaNY


The topic is whatever you want it to be.

I know I would not enjoy that humidity. It's bad enough in NYC in August. Nice today though.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Andrew, Paul, and all.  Happy to be in the north in the almost Summer.  Have

seen the heat wave in Texas and the southwest last few weeks.  We have a day near 90 then

cools back down for now.  Get to spend plenty of time outdoors.  My walks have to be around

daybreak before the traffic because the pups I'm walking are learning not to greet cars.

I got the Monte SS back home after 10 months.  Has a purple tint in the clear coat.  I will try get

some pictures on here sometime.  Te battery went dead up north so I need to program the timing

advance and the fuel amounts for different RPMs.

Had a good trip and got to visit with my wife"s parents.  I walked the dogs up there for about a mile.

Brandy's sister, Dixie, has bad hips so can't walk to far.  She's about 10. 

Have a great day all, warm day here today.



From: Susan1206


Good morning, all (Ernie, Kitty, Paul, Andrew) and any others who may be lurking.

Pun intended ~ it's smoking hot!  LOL   Except all of us are way too smart to be doing that.   Heat and air alert here for Avon Lake.  I have errands to run (the fresh produce stand has fresh strawberries that are calling my name) and a trip to the drive through druggist.   Bronwen's first t-ball game tonight but boy oh boy, it's going to be a hot one.   Finn and I took our morning walk (a short one) and I was quite careful to keep him off the pavement.  He's quite content to be inside where I have the thermostat set to a balmy 72 degrees.

Stay safe everyone.   Spouse will return from Seattle tonight.  It's been cold out there and rainy.  Welcome back to hot and humid Ohio.



From: Susan1206


Welcome, Andrew~
I have been part of the Sensational Senior group for many a year!  Had I not found the Forum, I may not be here today!  I put them down and have never looked back!  My Silk Quit meter says 12 years and 6 months!  91,720 ciggies not smoked….$22,932 saved….. 

I just returned from a trip to Islamorada in the Keys. We spent a day in Key West. A beautiful place.

I live 25 miles west of Cleveland Ohio, one mile from Lake Erie.  

Welcome!    Susan


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan and all.  Thunder storms here now, was just in comforting the puppies.  Probably no

walk for them this morn.  By the time the storms stop it will be heavy traffic.  Glad you get t-ball with your

grandson.  We will be going to our granddaughter's high school graduation this month.  The little 3 year old

girl that helped talk me into this last quit smoking attempt. 

Glad Finn got his walk, he's so cute.  Good he has you to make his life a happy one.

I'm getting green house sweet peas from the farmers market for a few weeks, until it gets hot and stays there.

I got 5 pounds last Saturday and gone last eve.  Will probably get about the same amount this week.  Everyone

eats them for snacks, none get cooked.  I get strawberries from Wegmans when they're in season, before and

after the price goes way up.  They're pretty expensive at our farmers market every year.

Have the Monte Carlo SS here.  Took of the broken Monte Carlo emblem off the front and put a new one on

yesterday, think it cost me $40, made of metal.  Still charging the battery, hope it's not ruined.  Has to have premium

gas so won't be going on to many trips, couple down to the farm I think.  Love the purple tint in the clear coat.

Seattle is a long ways out there.  I've never been to Washington state. 

Daughter got me some colored solar lights for Fathers Day.  I'm putting new ones at my old Canine friends graves.

Daughter got me some motion solar lights.  Putting them over the sliding doors out to the pool.  Put some there many

years ago, they aren't working well anymore.  Wife told her I needed them.

Enjoy the day all.


Finn, Susan's close friend.


From: JavaNY


Good morning, everyone. I think we get some heat tomorrow. Light rain today but looks fine.

Thursday so I'll head to my office in a bit. A change of pace. I was in Seattle years ago for work. We went to a Mariners game at the Kingdome. That was torn down a while ago. 




From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

It's another hot one here by the Lake.  Wow...AC set to about 73 degrees to keep Finn and all of us cool and happy.  Hottest temperature here in ten years.... Finn was walked twice (off the pavement as much as I could).  He usually loves the patio, but not yesterday.  He's content to recline on the cool wood floor.  I did purchase new bathroom mats (memory foam) and I found him enjoying the larger mat yesterday!

Yikes.  I did visit the fresh produce stand.  I was literally lured in by the aroma and visual beauty of the fresh strawberries.  A sign said they are especially grown for Pickering Hill Farms.   And....I smiled to myself because when I peddled my grandparent's produce so many years ago, I was wondering what Grandpa sold fresh strawberries.....  Now, I am hardly a spendthrift and I will quietly tell you what I paid for ONE QUART.   Yes, $7.00 a quart and they were worth every penny.  I know it will be a one time event unless I make a shortcake and then I will buy another quart.

Prices at the grocery store!!  Yikes and yikes.  They just opened a fresh meat market here in Avon Lake.  I bought enough chicken/beef for seven meals and only spent $22.00.  So, the money I saved here was spent on the strawberries.  That is how we ladies think!  LOL

Jim is home.  Finn and I picked him up from the airport.  He said the area was very cool (in the 50's) and he wore a sweatshirt and windbreaker and wished he had brought along something heavier.  Welcome home, Jim....it's 90 degrees here and the humidity is awful!   I find on the really humid days I have more difficulty with my breaths......

O.K.  Gotta run.  Happy Father's Day to you.  Hope your wife and family are kind to you on that special day.  I bought Jim a customized mug with Finn and Jim and pictures on...saying Dog Dad.  Hope he loves it... Oh, and a watch too.