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Good evening, everyone.
Arrived home from Knoxville today. A nice city, a little under 200k residents. Met a cousin who lives down in Florida. We went to a nature center that was less than 4 miles from downtown. If I go 4 or even 40 miles, I'm still in urban sprawl. Food, music, and whiskey were good. People were pleasant.
Flight a little late, so time to sleep.
Good morning all. Warm here at 60. Welcome back Paul, everything's the same up here.
Kitty, I would like our Summer all the time but not even hotter during the Summer, like the
south at 115 degrees. Fall is my favorite season but it goes by fast when we've seen so many.
Reminds me my dad gave me a thin leather motorcycle jacket before he died, need to get it
out and take it for it's annual ride.
Yesterday, I ordered the new exhaust for the Subaru Baja. Got an online coupon so ended up
being $362 + tax so not as bad. I phoned POR15 people and they think their paint will help the
exhaust for a few years. I already have some here and told them that. Won't use that much so
shouldn't be just them trying to make a sale. Don't like seeing the exhaust destroyed and rusted
through in less than 3 years. Bought a better one and will put two coats of rust proof paint on it.
Also ordered 150 feet of rotor cable to move my 20 foot beam up away from the tree that grew into
My granddaughter has a huge bill for the ambulance because of her seizures. So she was skipping
college for this Fall. Trying to check into getting it paid late so she doesn't lose her courses. I didn't
know she was doing it until after the due date had passed.
Susan, thought you had moved to your location for your previous husband's illness. Guess that was
the move before this one. Both locations were in Ohio, right?
Have a great day all. Time to get the pups out before the morning traffic.
Good morning all....a beautiful sunny start to our day in Ct.....yesterday beams of sunshine were shining thru kitchen windows and it looked smokie had scorched something in the frying pan.....brought to mind the days when that would have been from cigarettes.....so grateful that this group helped me stop such a bad habit....keep going my friends....
Your note reminded me of my parent's white cabinets (1960 era). The ciggie smoke from my Dad and the gas stove left them quite yellow and difficult to keep clean. Ugh.
Wish my Father would have not smoked all of those years...I'm sure being in WW II did not help.
A cool and lovely day here, We have had quite a project going on......purchasing a king size bed and cleaning!
Yes, near misses with deer on the highway is not a fun thing. I am very mindful at dusk to be alert.
Big project the last week ~ purchased a king size mattress, platform bed. We moved all of the furniture out of the master bedroom and into the living room....No small feat for two seniors. Then, of course, mattress pad, new sheets, new quilt, yada yada.
I was fortunate to sell the beautiful burnished iron bed on Marketplace (Facebook). The gal venmo'd me a deposit. Now....she needs to come and pick it up!!!
All good. I'm going to take a walk and try to walk a little each day to keep the weight off...... Eating salmon and veggies........little or no carbs.
Good morning all. I'm glad to be not smoking also Kitty, was a terrible addition. So hard to stop.
I have a hard time trying not to eat so I can keep my glucose down but easier than stopping the
poison smoke. Now people worry me with vaping. A little better, i think, without the carbon
monoxide but I remember the large tobacco companies buying out the vape companies when
they were young years ago. Now I wonder if their chemical engineers have found the right mix
of chemicals to keep people addicted in vape. No matter how damaging the chemicals. I know
several people close to me that have switched from cigs to vape hoping it was less damaging.
They still have nicotine, of course, insect killer. I don't know if they're getting away with additives
like arsenic and ammonia like with cigs.
Wasn't a near miss really Susan, was light hit. Almost a catastrophe with that deer. Hit my left foot
out there on the highway peg at 65 mph. Thanks to him lunging forward to keep from being killed,
neither of us died. Saw his rear legs go straight out just at the impact. If alive, I most likely would be
recovering for a very long time. I did have time to let off the gas but doubt the RPM dropped much
before the impact. I've always been worried about a deer coming out with no time to respond. Happened
to me in my first car driving to high school one morning. Killed the deer that morning. He impacted
the corner of the car closest to the bushes he came out of. So close that I didn't see him come out, same
as this time.
Changing mattress and box springs is expensive. Did it with my California king some years back without
replacing the bed. Now the world has used a virus to increase the prices on everything, a price jump
instead of a gradual rise. People are jumping on board even to sell used stuff. Wouldn't buy used bedding
though, anyway. A used bed maybe.
Diet is in my life every day. Never any bread, hardly ever any meat. I manage to keep my weight around
150 but I need to be in the 140s. Very hard not to eat a snack when hungry. Not just weight for me, it's staying
alive and not letting diabetes get the best of me like I've seen with others. I see no one trying to control their
diabetes the way it was meant to be, with diet and exercise. I can only read about it. All the diabetics I know
use meds or insulin, no diet or exercise at all. Playing along with doctors that won't tell people the real way,
they even discourage it, because it would take away a huge part of their business. I guess. Not just with diabetes
but many diseases. Also, many people would seek out a new doctor if they had to do anything harder than take pills.
Have seen it myself. So many diabetics are 100 or so pounds overweight. Diabetics left unchecked leads into other
diseases too, besides all the complications of diabetes.
Received the new exhaust for the Baja. Decided to paint it with POR15, try to inhibit rust a little longer. Have the harder
part of the old exhaust off the Baja already. New parts are hanging with paint curing. Tricky to paint with POR15, have to
use solvent to get it off your skin before it dries or stuck wit it for a week or two. Have learned to come in and look int the
mirror right after I'm done using it. I use long rubber gloves on my hands. I once had to go to a memorial service with black
Remember my little granddaughter. Now helping her with college tuition and books.
Take care all, last heat wave of the Summer maybe.
Good morning, everyone
Yes, Ernie doctors tend to push medication. My sister is a nutritionist. She's convinced there's a dietary solution for most illness. Sometimes it is too late, but it never hurts.
I don't think I could be a teacher, Susan. My nephew teaches at a HS. He graduated two years ago and lucked out in the sense that so many teachers did not want to return due to COVID. He taught outside of Philly the last two years. The tenured teachers are returning so he will start in Bangor, PA in September. Looks nice, I'll need to head out there some time.
Nice weather here this morning. Enjoy the day.
Good morning Paul and all. Quiet morning at 58. Had our grandsons birthday party last
eve. Was nice to see everyone but our pups are still pups and didn't settle down. Have
our other grandsons birthday soon, then our granddaughters in October.
It pains me to see diabetics act like eating is a celebration like a smoker takes to his enemy,
cigs and the chemicals in them. So I've been there and shouldn't be to critical. Just like a
smoker they think there's nothing wrong with it.
So set up my granddaughter's student account for me to pay for her books. Most students
still stand in those long lines to the bookstore like we did 40 years ago, can't believe they're
still doing that. 200 or so people waiting to buy this semesters books, so line doesn't move
very quickly. Granddaughter will be able to order her books online but still has to pick them
up at the campus, probably not to bad if she gets it done before the semester starts. At least
they have that alternative, only change in 40 years. My card is on her student account also,
guess that's a change also, students cant go out on the town with someone's credit card.
Hard for me to believe society would be moving so slow, we went from nobody carrying a
telephone to almost everyone really carrying a radio that uses repeaters in that time. Ham
radio was doing that in the 80s, could even dial into the phone network back then.
I feel bad for teachers having to work for 24% less than other fields with similar education,
spending their own money for supplies, and all the other that goes with it. Disrespect from
students and parents. One of my hs classmates daughters became a teacher but changed
over to teaching preschoolers in the last few years. Now my granddaughter is heading into
education. I wouldn't have been able to handle all the kids. Glad your nephew caught a break
Paul. Seems like I remember they have to have at least a masters degree to teach as a career.
Lot of years to train. We lived outside Fort Dix, about 50 miles from Phila for years.
Was great weather Paul. I was happy to see my grandchildren get together for the eve. Been
a couple months since they were together I think. They were able to sit by the pool and talk for
a while, besides the birthday celebration.
Put second coat of rustproof paint on the exhaust parts, should get them all installed today.
Have a good day all.
Grands 5 years ago.
Glad you were able to enjoy time with your family, Ernie. I'm surprised students are still standing in line. I pass by some college bookstores, and they look like they are mostly selling clothing. Though I don't go in so I don't know. I also thought many students would just download the books.
Nice weather here also. Enjoy the day everyone.