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From: Susan1206


Happy New Year Kitty ~ or should I say, Happy January 2nd, 2023.

Taking down a bit of the Christmas decor ~ it is much more fun to put up....

Hope you and Brian had a lovely holiday.



From: Susan1206


Loved the picture of the farm.  Happy New Year.  Trying to learn the new I-Pad.  Will take a bit of coordinating with the phone and outdated computer.  We must keep up with new technology.  LOL



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Kitty, Paul, and all.  35 here, warm for January morning. 

Still working on Baja bearing and steering knuckle.  The bearing race had broken.

I'm lucky the wheel didn't lock up or come off.  The bolt that clamps the ball joint

into the steering knuckle broke while I tried to remove it so now trying to get the

broken bolt out with torch and easy out.

Brother got out of hospital when his blood pressure dropped.  Our sister is with

him for now. 

I've never used an I-pad, sounds like an Apple product.  I've stuck with DOS so far.

We've taken down some of our decorations.  Labeling our LED lights.  Soon you

won't be able to give away bulb type lights, take to much power for the new electric


Happy to be alive and fairly healthy for the beginning of 2023.  I remember taking out

a life insurance policy in 1973 that matured in 2020, was hard for me to imagine 2020

ever coming about.  I cashed in that policy eventually to pay college tuition.  Now 2023

and still alive though many are gone.

Enjoy a super day all. 



From: JavaNY


Good to hear about your brother, Ernie.

Supposed to be a high of 62 tomorrow. That's not normal. 

And in 1973, 2020 was supposed to have flying cars. Though apart from that, I guess much of the computer and medical expectations came true. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  52 here before dawn, supposed to go up a little more.  Not 62 here,

part of that is the ocean.  I would like to be done with tires on the road but my old vehicles wouldn't

do the cruising above the ground anyway.  I'm still burning gasoline.  grinning  Would be nice if we had a

cure for all cancer and almost anything could be cured or fixed with a handheld scanner type device

like Dr McCoy had on Star Trek.  Especially cancer that attacks younger people.  What medical has evolved

to is amazing though, takes a lot of learning.  Much higher skill than I was capable of.  I remember a plastic

computer type device that did 1's and 0's back in the 60s, I didn't understand it at all.  Learned binary arithmatic

and all that later, now I've forgotten much of it.  Almost everyone carrying computers and a radio phone, I never

could have imagined.  Small two way walkie talkie's seemed amazing to me when I was young, advertised in

magazines like Field and Stream for hunters.  Like magic. 

I got the broken bolt out of the Baja steering knuckle so don't have to buy one of those.  Phoned Auto Zone and

have purchased a ball joint with a lifetime warranty so don't have to buy one of those.  Just remains to take the

knuckle to a shop with a hydraulic press and have the wheel bearing pressed into the knuckle and reassemble

the left front of the Baja.  Will stop at Lowes and buy a new bolt for the knuckle and get a nut for the end because

I've damaged the threads getting the old bolt out. 

Brother says it's dangerous for him to be alone if he keeps getting these dizzy  high blood pressure periods of time.

My sister is the only person that could live in the cat urine smell for any length of time.  She works in a cat rescue

clinic as a volunteer.  Sort of like Kitty did at that animal rescue in Florida.  I can sleep upstairs in the Summer with

the door closed so the smell of cat urine can't get to me or the noise of cats moving during the night.  If I get woke

over and over I can't get back to sleep.  Sister goes to Florida during the Winter to live with her son down there.  I can

stay in the smell for a couple hours to work if I have to.  For people with a normal sense of smell, like my wife, would

have to replace the flooring, inner walls, ceiling, and insulation.   Also, seal the wall structure with a sealant.  Much of

the floor boards under the flooring would need to be replaced, it's over 120 years old anyway.

I'm grateful for the warm weather to work on my Baja once again, it's as old as our quits.

Enjoy the day all.


Dad's farm in the 80s.

  • Edited January 7, 2023 3:07 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  24 here this morn, a little cool.  I'm very grateful for the warm Winter

afternoons.  Managed to get my Subaru front steering / suspension together.  Have worked

on cars out there in snow storms in past Winters. 

I'm certain you have gotten used to your i-pad now Susan.  I saw one of those on one of the

shopping channels in the last couple days.  It's been so long since I looked at lap tops that

I don't know how well they compare.  Everything would have moved forward in memory and

speed.  My daughter got me a memory stick for Christmas that holds a terabyte.  Hard to

believe.  I remember when a 4 kilobyte memory chip was expensive. 

Hope you are all enjoying the new year 2023. 



From: Susan1206


Good morning Ernie and all who reads here ~

We spent most of the week-end taking the lights off the pre lit tree that quit working.  Not a job for the faint hearted.  Two pair of pliers and so much flocking and lights everywhere.  I am sure it will be worth it but it took hours upon hours.  The swag is down from the stairway.  

We have been blessed with somewhat warmer temperatures and no snow.  That’s fine with me ~ we had enough cold and snow over Christmas to last me all winter.

I am still feeding the birds but only once a day. We witnessed robins the other day.  Silly robins….came back too early.   Discount Drug Mart seems to be out of their brand of bird feed.

Anyone have any New Year resolutions?  Mine is to be healthier, of course.  My Fitbit is back on….calculating my steps….vowing to ride the exercise bike every day for 30 minutes, limit carbs and wine drinking…..Inquire about a sleep study……

Happy New Year 2023.    Susan

  • Edited January 9, 2023 10:12 am  by  Susan1206

From: JavaNY


Good evening, everyone,

Decent winter weather here. Can't complain for January. 

I use an iPad for Red Cross. I don't really like it. I guess it's what you grow up with. I watch my nieces & nephew type so nimbly on a phone. But I'm sure I could still beat them on a typewriter. 

Be well,



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  A little warmer this morn at 32.  With jogging we get

heated up pretty fast outdoors.  I still exercise 3 hours a day but it wasn't near that before

I knew I had Diabetes.  From 1978 to 2001 I didn't exercise at all.  I didn't make any resolutions,

seems like we are always trying to improve. 

I'm sad for the Robins, hope they don;t die up here in the cold.  Seems like it will get frigid again.

Haven't seen any around here.  Every time I tell my wife to tell her mom we saw a Robin, she has

already seen one, in the Spring that is.  Now I joke with my wife in the middle of Winter to tell her

mom we just saw one, she doesn't do it though. 

Have to take care of everyone's garbage today, so probably put off going to the wheel alignment

shop until tomorrow.  I don't look forward to seeing them again.  The guy was trying to sell me new

tires even though it chewed up those tires in 1800 miles.  Not until I'm sure the defect is fixed.

When I was growing up an I-pad would have been impossible.  A much simpler computer would

take up a who;e room and generate lots of heat.  Amazing how far things have come.  Everyone

is carrying around a pretty good computer in their phones and most of them are inexpensive.

Have a great day all.



From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie, Paul, Kitty and ALL,

A balmy 35 degrees here by the shore of Lake Erie.  Again, as always, mostly cloudy and snow expected.  I took Finn for a long walk yesterday and he seemed to enjoy it.  Off and on the Deramaxx (rx) as I have read that it can result in liver problems.  I guess it’s a choice….but I’ve really cut back on it and see little difference in how he gets up and down.  I do know that the hardwood floors have not been of help to him!

Yes, I am adjusting to the keyboard and touch.  It is different than the large computer that I used for so many years.  My son-in-law informed me that I-Pads and I phones do not need any anti virus program.  Guess I will have to do research on that.  The Norton cost per year is a bit hefty.

I received notification that my drivers license expired on my birthday.  Yikes…. Guess I need to renew that today (you have six months before you would have to test out).  I also have a placard since the femur break for handicap parking that must be renewed.  Ah….the joys of it all.   Have a good Tuesday.  Georgia just blew away TCU….happy that it wasn’t OSU.   Susan