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Good morning Kitty, Paul, and all. It's 74 here this morn, must be in the 80s down in the city. 78 in
our valleys. We are almost at the top of a mountain which is good for ham radio transmit / receive.
Kitty, I remember you two clearing the palm branches from the yard and trail to the beach, after a
storm or something like that. Think you had a name for them but it slips my mind. I haven't been
to Florida since 1966 and then only for a week. My dad's first new car a 1966 Dodge Coronet, white
4 door. Had a slant 6 cylinder engine.
Got groceries yesterday. Then I was looking into wiring up a different companies rotor to a Hygain
controller, guy that sold it to me said he did so I'm hopeful. It's for smaller antennas like my 2 meter
beam. Ordered a soft air gun that shoots plastic BBs for our grandsons birthday and some kind of
fruit slicer. from a registry, for our niece's wedding shower, both this coming weekend. Guess the
birthday party will be late, have to travel north for the shower. Wife doesn't really want to go because
her parents are to old to be comfortable around the pup twins. They are a handful but I'm glad they
have a small part of the family they were born into for their lives. Us human beings usually get to stay
with all our family. I catch any frogs that have gotten into our pool shortly after daylight and transport
them before the pups have a chance to go ballistic over them. They travel here during the darkness.
It's gone up to 75 degrees instead of dropping couple degrees towards daybreak, 78 here in the house.
Will turn AC on in few minutes.
You all enjoy the day, supposed to get a cold front coming through today or tomorrow. I have to walk the
pups before traffic, if there is some I can hear them long before they get here in the early morning silence.
Pups are learning but have a ways to go.
GM all. Yes, Ernie 81 at this hour. Should get some rain in the afternoon and cool off a bit.
glad you have the pictures....loved the screened in porch....did lots of entertaining there.....Thanksgiving dinner with some neighborhood friends.....wonder if the new owners left all of my paintings on the floor...?
Good morning Kitty, Paul, and all. Cooler this morn at 60, 15 degrees cooler than yesterday morn.
Paul, at least the ocean keeps you warmer in the Winter. Even the towns by lakes stay warmer until
they freeze over. Think today it stays in the upper 70s. It cooled off here after yesterday mornings rain.
I went and picked blueberries again after taking care of everyone's garbage. Got pretty hot out there
picking after the sun came out. At least no bee stings. NYC must be like being down south.
I don't know what year the pictures on Zillow are from Kitty, but think your pictures are still there. Saw
all the homes on your island for sale now have an M after them so all above one million, to much for us.
Hope you have your shell crafts hanging still, lot of effort went into them.
Purchased some octane booster for the bike. The spark knocking will destroy the engine, especially when
I can hear it. Most of the time it would be drowned out by engine noise but still destructive. The ignition
timing isn't adjustable, all set by an electronic box. Already running premium gas while it's so warm out.
I see a frog out in the pool I have to relocate before the pups get out there. They go ballistic over them.
Enjoy the day all, much cooler.
Good evening, all,
Will be away a few days. Headed to meet a cousin in Knoxville. He said the mountains keep it cooler, hopefully he's correct.
Good morning all. Hope you have a good trip Paul and a safe one. Cooled off a lot up here
but should be cool in the mountains. I will probably head down to the farm tomorrow but
it's just a day trip, sometimes a long day. Last time wore myself out climbing on ladders,
moving the ladder, and handling the chain saw up there. Got most of the branches away
from the garage roof. Think I'll take my daughter's 6 or 8 foot electric saw up next time,
don't want to climb any higher. I'm cutting the branches at the trunk. Don't want to be up
there every so often doing this. Once and done. I stepped in pine resin last tine. Took a
lot of work and solvent to get it all off. These are high Army boots, hard to find them new
in my size, then expensive. Very high quality for the soldiers these days which is what I
need so not to injure my feet doing tasks.
Took a piece of exhaust pipe out under my Subaru yesterday to look at patching up the
exhaust for the Winter and replacing it in the Spring but don't see how I can. Less than
3 years since I replaced the intermediate pipe and muffler with it's tail pipe. Not very high
quality. Was $265. , a higher quality set is $452. Maybe have to buy them. Salt keeps our
roads clear, sure tares our cars apart. Jobs and education much more plentiful here than
in rural PA where I grew up.
Paul, think wife and I were in Tenn once in the 90s for a convention either for small engines
or motorcycles, We were in those businesses back in the 90s. We were only there briefly for
a day or two. Close to Knoxville, think I remember seeing it on signs. Would remember because
of the Grand old O pry.
Got the spacer / shroud for that cooling fan in my amplifier yesterday so replaced the thin plastic
homemade one I had put in. Took a while, had to put the plastics blade on my table saw and cut
part of a corner off the spacer and find some long screw to go through it to the fan. Had to drill
couple mounting holes through the RF deck at an extreme angle. Would be a days work to remove
the deck from the chassis and reassemble it and might get some new damage, it's heavy but fragile.
Have a great day all. Cooled down.
Rf deck out of chassis back when first getting amp working and converted.
that is one hellavu chain saw...we are cloudy and only 65 at the moment....supposed to clear in awhile.....hope your day is a good one...you always have such involved projects to keep you busy....there was 7 deer in our yard this morning....fawns with their Mommas....
I just happened to see your message on the Indians. I am too from the Cleveland area even though I now live in Conneaut. Grew up in Columbia Station and Parma and still have all my family there. I refuse to call them the Guardians, by the way. Ridiculous. But also, like you, I am way more of a football fan. This upcoming season should be interesting.
Just wanted to say Hi and hope you have a great day!
Good morning Kitty. Paul is off to Knoxville, Tenn. Hope he has a safe and fun trip.
Did you see those new pictures I put up of your previous home? Are the frog and
other things on the wall paintings on the wall itself? I can't enlarge the pictures but
they fit in and makes me curious. They look great by the way.
I've been a technician since the early days and I like solving problems and getting the
repairs done so things work, hopefully without spending the fortune it looks like when
the problem first comes up but sometimes it seems to cost way to much even when it
is extremely reduced. There's no shortage of things breaking down, it's constant all around
us even if we purchase high quality products. Of course, our human bodies and other beings
bodies are constantly failing all around us also. Keeping doctors very busy. If they don't fail
enough we damage them in accidents. I'm still thinking about weather I want to tackle doing
a patch job on the Baja exhaust or just bite the bullet and pay out $452 for the components of
the system. The ones that just went are slightly less than 3 years old.
Yesterday I mowed the banks and ditch with the hand mower. It seems like a lot of work. I need
the exercise but it's about all I got done for the day. Using an electric mower right now and I take
a break to charge the mower in the middle of the work. Cool down and sometimes go into the pool
for a while.
I was going to the farm today but didn't completely work out so that might be put off until next week.
We will be gone for the weekend going to our nieces wedding shower for her September wedding. I don't
try to post here from my phone, though I can read the thread. I should get to walk Brandy's sister, Dixie, a
couple times,. She can only walk about one mile because of joint problems. Then I walk her friend Charlotte
some more miles.
Next time I get up in those trees I will be using a safety strap. Almost lost my balance up there one the last time.
Using the long electric saw will make it easier to lose balance though it is lighter it has more leverage with it's
length. Will have to wait until I take a 4 wheel vehicle down to the farm to take the 8 foot saw down. They probably
come apart but still to much for a bike. Trees on the farm with branches touching the roofs of one of the homes and
a two story garage.
We are having great days and probably aren't appreciating them as much as we should. Don't have an infinite supply of
them. You two have a great day also. I don't care for sports that much, motorsports some.
Garage in back has trees behind it causing problems with long branches.
the pictures are all accurate.....when we sold the house we had given away the frog painting.....loved it and miss it....maybe I should try painting one myself....I don't usually drag the paints out as there isn't a place to leave it all set up....and I don't paint something all day....paint and leave it and come back to it etc....but thanks for the picture posting....might be from when the place was for sale.....