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From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

I am thinking you may be on a travel excursion as I haven’t seen you post for a while.

Did I post any pictures from our birding trip?  Here is a Canada warbler. They winter in South America and travel north to Canada, stopping along the shore of Lake Erie.  Thirty species, I believe. 

Enjoy the weekend ~ Susan

You may have to zoom in to see him. Quite a beauty with his markings. 

  • Edited May 21, 2023 6:06 pm  by  Susan1206

From: Susan1206


That is such a bummer!!!!!  Does this Dr./Hospital use a program called My Chart?    The Cleveland Clinic uses this and it’s quite helpful for reminders, appointments, messages and test results.    Susan 


From: JavaNY


Hi Susan,

So pretty. I was onsite with some clients, so somewhat busy. Traveling to Jersey City, but that doesn't count. I saw geese in my park, so I guess they don't migrate to Canada. 

Kudos on 16 years, Ernie. 

Good night,


Ray will be in second grade. He's doing very well academically, but still has eating issues. They've tried all sorts of therapy, but it's such a slow process and very expensive and few take insurance.

I'm having neighbor problems. We had a tree fall from our neighbors into our yard. There  was quite a lot of damage and she thinks we took advantage of her. That was 2 years ago. Just recently she has been saying some very rude and nasty things to me over the fence while I'm on the back porch. It's very discerning and don't quite know what to do. 

The weather has been top 10 good this week. Hope it stays a while. Sounds like quite the flower garden you have. I have mostly perennials but do have a few pots.   I'm off to bed. Take care.



So sorry you have to wait longer for your biopsy.  I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago and a round of radiation.  Very stressful time.  I went to University of Nebraska Medical Center. Huge place. I got lost everyone I had an appointment.  




From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  45 here so not to bad.  Birds are pretty Susan.  I don't see a way to zoom in a picture

on this forum, used to try a long time ago.  I miss the birds out here but the squirrels, chipmunks, and

flocks of blackbirds eat all the food when Spring comes.  Bears start smashing feeders in the Spring


Sorry things got mixed up in your appointments Kitty.  None of us experienced at the process you're

going through, which is good.  We have a site called our portal that has all our medical stuff on it.  I

rarely check into it but just did to see my blood test results before the follow up appointment this morn.

It's good to know what's going on before the appt.  The outer office won't give me a hard copy until

after the follow up appt is over.

The 16 years seems like routine Paul.  There's no desire to smoke even in the most stressful times these


Wife is working hard transplanting flowers into large pots for around the pool.  Looks beautiful in the Summer.

Lots of work Susan.  Wife says she feels broken at the end of the day.

I only did lots of small tasks on Sunday.  Waiting for parts for lots of projects.  My Diabetes A1C is up a little so

not to great.  I see my TSH for thyroid is up so they will be adjusting the dose, couple extra trips there.  Don't know

why it keeps varying, it was just going down so they had to keep decreasing the mg.

Sad you have neighbor problems Carolyn.  We've had a bad neighbor since 1983, single guy moved in after the

tornado.  Used to swear at our dogs all the time.  Tried to fight with me when he thought one of my mower wheel

was on his side of the property line.  Just a pain to have around.  We've gotten used to having him around so

doesn't bother us anymore. 

Have a great day all, pretty good weather here in the northeast, sunny days in the 70s most days.



From: Susan1206


Dear Carolyn,

That’s a shame about your neighbor.  Do you think an invitation to sit down and discuss the entire situation would be helpful….or not?   I guess it’s difficult because we really don’t know what is going on inside someone’s life.   

I’ve worked outside for two days straight and now my back is saying….no more up and down for a while!  I will now address my containers.   Lilac bush is nearly finished.  I do love the Columbine beside it.

A lovely day.  Happy that Ray is a huge part of your life.  I will be seeing my daughter and granddaughter tonight.  Always makes me feel so happy.

As you can see, Finn is very “sugar faced”.  I guess that’s the term for Goldens who are aging.  Blessed to have had him for eleven plus year….. Not sure what I will do with myself when he passes……..

  • Edited May 22, 2023 3:54 pm  by  Susan1206

From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

The Canada warbler is difficult to see.  Beautiful markings on face and chest.  So many of the “real” birders are a hoot to watch…..They come in total birding gear with vests/pockets and super large telescopic cameras.  Some, have check lists that they mark each time a warbler is seen.  Most are very helpful in giving information on what they are looking at.  It’s fun just to walk through the marsh and hear their pronounced singing.

Yes, getting older is not for sissies…..You seem to have a lot of knowledge and a good fix on your diabetic issues.

A lovely day here.  Second day in a row of planting.  Be sure and send a picture of your wife’s plantings around the pool.   Our pool opens this week-end.  We are now given a type of fob to gain entrance.  A few years ago, it was codes and the teens would give the codes out to non-residents.

Carry on as we say….Another day of not smoking and poisoning our body!



From: Susan1206


Hi Kitty,

Thinking of you today ~ so sorry that the biopsy was not scheduled.   I am watching an oriole slurp up grape jelly at our oriole feeder.  Wish I could capture a picture, but they are skittish and if I pick up the laptop to take a picture, he will be gone.

Hope the weather is lovely.  I just bought a hibiscus.  I am sure you had many of these in Sanibel.  I tried to winter mine over which no success… LOL