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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1668515 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Hope your back continues to improve.  My wife has a bad back.

Many in her family do. 

It's raining here now.  Supposed to stop for a couple hours around 7 AM so maybe we

can take a short walk then.  After that there's a good chance of rain all day, all night,

and all day tomorrow.  Yesterday I got our two walks in and mowed the lawn before

the 3 days of rain started. 

My granddaughter only had last eve off work this week but my daughter had a headache,

so don't get to see granddaughter this week.  Wife had spaghetti last eve and Brandy had

meatballs.  I had a salad.

Maybe get a new blade installed on the chainsaw and other work in the basement today.

The old blade wasn't working well even after I sharpened it.

Have a good day.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  Brandy complains she is bored sometimes.  We might

have a short gap in the rain this morn to go on Brandy's walk.  Brandy has a flea

and tick collar on all the time.  I was putting the liquid on their necks in ears past

but switched to the collars.  The ticks carry Lyme disease and another one that's

worse and takes less time.  Brandy got some ticks this season and I bought a new

collar 3 months early.  I think I read that mice are the main tick carriers though they

call the one tick a deer tick.  They have 8000 or more when they have babies so it's

almost impossible to walk through an area without getting some on you.

I was watering the areas where we planted grass last Fall after the Summer excavating

but put the sprinkler away and moved the hose to where wife can use it for the flowers

we have surrounding the pool.  I installed a pool water leveler so we don't need to maintain

the water level in the pool anymore but had the put in a Y fitting so the flower hose and

the leveler hose can both exist behind the house.  We suspect when we start rebuilding

the farm house in PA we will only be up here in NY one day a week for our other daughter.

Glad Finn and Brandy are happy.  I get sad all the time remembering Brandy's time is short.

Have a good day.


  • Edited June 4, 2021 3:21 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Kittyarnold


We are having clouds and heavy fog....today is my eye exam....and I know I need glasses.....last night interesting sleep...woke every 2 hours....don't know why...supposed to rain for us for the next 3 days too.....and supposed to get up into the 90's....good grief  hope your day is great...


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  We did Brandy's shorter walk yesterday.  Then I

hung back here and cleared off our bank by the road with electric push

mower and pulling some weeds.  Did a little trim in other spots.  I tend

to let those things go a while, then catch up.  We never did get the strong

storms in our area yesterday so I could've gone back out on a longer walk

but got some needed work done. 

Same weather here, meteorologist says we have Florida weather coming.

Did get the chainsaw ready for it's next job.  I bought that rebuilt from our

Sears parts store that went out of business many years before our large

Sears store.  Now all 3 Sears stores within driving distance are gone.  Miss

our Sears and Montgomery Wards.  They were our mall's anchor stores,

one on each end of the mall.

Enjoy the day.



From: Kittyarnold


Hi Ernie   a beautiful day here...Brian is out mowing our lawn...and I did a few essential things  supper is cooking and house is tidy...what else do we need...grandson and his wife stopped in for a visit...they came up from NC for a short visit with his parents  who live close by...sweet people...very loving....so it was good to see them...that was the only "excitement " of the day...hope your day has been good for you..


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Having to get up early to get our walks in before the heat.

Glad you had a good time.  We finally all got together for pizza last night.  Has

been weeks since we were able to do it on a night my granddaughter wasn't

working.  Missed her.  I have a nephew in NC but I haven't seen him in decades.

Picked up my prescriptions and made sure our replacement screen was ordered.

Has come in damaged, or wrong size, or never ordered for two years.  Back when

we replaced all of our house windows and put the bay window in.  I love the bay

it's the highlight of that room now.  We bought this house quickly after the tornado

destroyed our mobile home back in 83.  So it's very basic.  Had to install our own

ceiling fan, phone jacks, etc. 

Daughter and I still making plans to build the horse farm in PA someday.  I showed

her the video of the horse farm between her house and ours.  The horse lady on our

walking route finally got to go back to her horse show for the first time in a year and

a half because of the virus.  It's about all she has.  Those two horses and her 3 border

collies.  She usually goes every weekend from Spring until Fall.

My brother called me last night so have to call him back this morning to make sure it's

not an emergency.  I have to go to bed at 8  to get up at 3, for our cool walks.

I got the spot welder with two pullers to pull the dents out on the SS.  It's assembled

and waiting for me.  Also got a used replacement widow that got shattered in the blizzard.

Saw on my last ride I have a cracked taillight lens I need to replace.  Most likely from the

tent collapse. 

Other than Brandy having cancer we're having good days.  Have to go to Ithaca, NY early Monday

morning for her to get an intravenous pain management treatment. 

Have a good day.



From: Kittyarnold


it sounds like you always fill your days....I used to...now I sit more....already went food shopping and going to daughters for wine later to visit more with the grandson and his darling wife...he is 6'5"  and she is under 5 ft....cute couple...another sunny day that might get up in the low 90's  too hot but I can stay in AC have another wonderful day...


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Fairly hot here.  Haven't selected a day to go south to work on farm yet.

Actually didn't do much yesterday after exercise.  Was 3 years since we lost my daughter's

German Shepherd and taking Brandy to the hospital this morn for her intravenous pain meds.

I have 16 x 20 photos of our canine friends I bring out to the living room during the time they

were born or when we lost them.  Many we don't know their birth date. 

Grandkids have been in the pool twice already.  It's only up to 74 degrees, the minimum I will

usually get in so I haven't yet.  Glad the kids enjoy it.  Lot of work to maintain it. 

Got the little spot welder to pull dents on vehicles.  Hardly any instructions, will have to see what

I can find online.  Does small weak welds so doesn't destroy the finish on the inside of the metal

and cause it to rust from the inside.

Have a good day.



From: Kittyarnold


today was my last day for PT...good and not so good....moving better,,...Medicare only covers 20 visits a year...and I decided I should save some in case it gets bad again...and it is 89 degrees  here,...hot....but clear and sunny....staying in the AC... 74 used to be the coldest that I would get in the pool....but as I aged it had to be warmer...LOL....we used to put the solar cover on and let it get up to 78 then I would go in...,.,.now we have no access to a pool...our granddaughter has an above ground one that we could go in but haven't   hope your day has been a good one for you and Brandy...


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  68 degrees here long before daylight.  Dr was very happy with

Brandy, she's active, spirited, and putting full weight on the leg with the tumor.  But

she did get the intrusion meds. 

Worked outside yesterday for a while so I did finally get in the pool for a few minutes.

We have someone dinged both our cars.  7 or 8 little dents together.  Suspect a neighbor.

Have to put up some cameras with alarms for movement. 

Will get Brandy's walk in soon but have rain coming shortly after so maybe no walk after

hers.  Probably go down to the farm Thursday.  We have a niece's college graduation party

Saturday.  Wife has a little brother born about 7 days after we started going steady back

at the end of 72.

I will probably try to stop at the farmers market quick Saturday morning to see if they have

the greenhouse sweet peas yet.  I buy lots every weekend until they stop growing them.  With

this heat they might not have them this year.  Very hot in greenhouses. 

Hope you have a good day and your back keeps improving.