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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1976596 views.

From: JavaNY


Yes, Ernie, they say a smart phone has more computing power than the Apollo mission that went to the moon. Hard to imagine. 

I took typing in JHS, Susan. I don't recall what I typed, probably not very fast. It was required at the time. 

No resolutions for me other than to keep last year's to not smoke.

Too many items end up in the landfill. I took 5 old pairs of sneakers to a Nike for recycling last year. They take any brand and have a process that breaks them down.  The resultant Nike Grind is used for running tracks, playgrounds, and similar things. Otherwise rubber takes 80+ years to decompose.  


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul, Susan, and all.  Was about 28 here this morn so not to bad.  Glad Finn

enjoyed his long walk.  The pups and I are going 4.5 miles these days.  They are about 13 months

old.  Spilled a whole cup of coffee on myself, chair, and floor this morning so had to clean all that

up and still make my 4:00 with the pups.  Didn't get on PC much until now, 7:30.  Liver is important,

can't stay alive without it and we only have one, like a heart, brain, and such.  Our pups can jump up

on the furniture.  We have a dog mat for dogs that can't jump up.  Couldn't put it in the pups kennel

because they would chew it up.  They have a thick blanket folded over and over in their kennel.

I have a virus protection included with my internet, not the best one but seems to work most of the

time.  My brother just lost his PC to the people that disconnect your hard drive from Windows unless

you give them some money.  Think you can reload Windows to correct it but my brother gives up

easily and bought a new PC.  He tried to set it up himself and failed so by the time he got someone

there to help him he had forgotten the user id's and passwords he used which made it much harder

for the guy trying to help him, took 8 hours. 

Good thing the DMV sends out those notices Susan.  Lot of people would see that as a chance to keep

an older person like us off the road.  Having to retest would give them an easy path.  DMV gave us a

hard time getting veterans put on my license and both of us getting the enhanced real id or something

like that.  Was supposed to have it to board a jet by now but saw they postponed it for another year.  We

don't know where our grandkids might end up and what trouble they might need our help with, in a hurry.

I also took typing in 9th grade, unusual, surprised to see Paul did  also.  I was the only boy in the class, not

that a 9th grade boy minds that, just a little unusual. 

I use my jogging shoes for walking after jogging for a long time.  I jog in them way longer than they recommend. 

6 months think it is.  My jogging is slow and I use Brooks running shoes, jogging socks, and now I wrap the ball

of my foot in elastic bandage.  Afraid of bruising one again if that's what grounded me for 6 years.  My numbers

were good today glucose 102 and weight 144.7 lbs.  Hopefully more days I can contribute to my family and have a

life.  Instead of being a ball and chain for them, not being able to walk, see, or think rationally.  My regulators don't

work though.  If I had the test strips to check after eating, would see very high numbers.  My prescription is only

for one test a day so I do it after fasting all night and exercising, before breakfast.  They say I can't get a prescription

for more test strips because my glucose numbers aren't that high.  The time I take it is the most meaningful to me

and to the doctor. 

I need to go back to the alignment shop with my Baja again today.  Fixed the front end steering / suspension so they

can check the rear alignment.

Enjoy the day all.  Above average but still Winter days. 



From: bessert



I can not believe you still post in the forum. God bless you! Give Finn a hug for me. kissing_heart



From: Susan1206


Here we are Miss Tina ~
After all of these years… going strong and thanks to all of you ~ smokefree!

Finn is 11 now and I cherish each and every day with him!  How about your wonderful Goldens?  My, how we ?? our puppies!

I believe I am going on fourteen years. How about you?    Susan and Finn 


From: Susan1206


SilkQuit Version 2

13 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, 3 days, 13 hrs, 19 minutes 

Quit. November 24, 2009



From: bessert



I do not know what I would have done without this group.

Gracie Belle (12 years) is still hanging in there, tumor and all.

I am going on 13 smoke-free years.

The Best!


From: JavaNY


I often spill coffee on myself or my desk, Ernie.  I guess that is some type of clumsiness. 

I vaguely recall that I had a choice between typing and Home Economics one year.  I thought typing was the lesser evil.

Enjoy the evening everyone,



From: bessert



Love your profile photo. I live about 30 miles from the falls, outside of Buffalo. GO BILLS!



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Tina, Paul, and all.  Had my birthday party with family last eve.  Had a

bad day yesterday so was really great even couple weeks late.  The alignment shop knew they

caused me to lose those tires but not even sorry.  Then they tried to sell me tires that went out

of production 3 years ago for $185 each.  A company was selling them as used a year ago for

$50 each even though they were new, but produced much earlier.  Can't believe my tire store here

could even find some, probably paid almost nothing for them.  Might have not paid anything. 

Susan, seems like you don't live that far from Tina.  She is over there in western NY.  It's a long

drive through forest for me to get there, three or four hours of nothing after going by Corning

and Horseheads. 

Paul, strange you had those two choices.  I'm baffled why I was even able to select typing in my

little rural PA town.  Typing was a woman's job in the 60s.  Computers hadn't come about yet.

I fell badly short of Susan's speed.  Seems like I typed around 35 words per minute.  Some how

I passed, I think.  Seems like I remember some of the speed was deducted for mistakes.  I'm

amazed I remember anything from then, must have been around 1969, Woodstock year.  I even

have pictures in my mind from the class.  I remember typing some cards up during my Army

training when they couldn't find anyone.  I was in to become a mechanic.  I was going to build

race cars for a living back then.  Wanted a family to, though.

I wear a jean jacket out here early in the morning, then switch to a coat when I head outdoors.

The pups both have red sweaters for the cold.   I should get a picture of that before they out

grow them.

Have a great day all.  33 here this morn but snow and rain coming with the warmer air, today

and tomorrow.