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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1704816 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Drizzle and light rain all day yesterday, supposed to be some sun today.

We live on a plateau close to the top of a mountain but we do get water from further up the

mountain.  Usually wouldn't be life threatening but a pain to have basement flooded.  I didn't

do much yesterday.  I need to figure out why my pump out back isn't coming on, something

wrong with the sensor that detects water.  Didn't want to work on it out there when everything

is wet.  It's usually plugged into a gfci outlet to protect against anything over a 20 milliamp leak

in current but I've still gotten shocked using those.  Just not good idea to mess with electric when

everything is wet.  My wife had to handle the basement water Saturday night because I was down

helping sis in PA. 

They are doing ultrasound on bottom of my brother's heart to see if it's functioning or not.  He had

heart attack few years back.  It controls circulation in legs.  Probably go visit him today.  He is closer to

us now than the farm is.  At Robert Packard in Sayre, PA only about 45 minutes away using my SS.

Tuesday have the Dr appointment for my blood test.  He was real pain in the butt last time, hope not

this time. 

Good you have Brian, work odds and ends prevent emergencies in the future.

Have great day.



From: Susan1206


Dear Ernie ~

Just catching up with past messages.  My sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Brandy.  She had a good life and is now running free.  I am so sorry for you as I have been through the loss of beloved pets.  They are our family!



From: Susan1206


Good morning, Miss Kitty ~

Haven't been on for a while.  Just sent a note to Ernie about his loved Brandy.  Makes me feel sad.

Cloudy and cool here by the Lake.   Jim's family is gathering in Avon Lake this week-end.  I'm in the throes of cleaning....

I suggested a cleaning lady.....he said he would help me.....

Must do a potato salad for a gathering on Friday night and a Costco visit for muffins, fresh fruit, etc. on Sunday morning.  In between, a Cleveland Indians game.

Summer is going by quickly.  We have a trip to the Finger Lakes planned for our anniversary, two days and three nights.  An anniversary 50th in Cary, North Carolina in August and Highland Ranch, CO to see my cousin in October.  Trying to book a flight to North Carolina as I just don't love an 11 hour drive down I-77.

Hope all is well.  It is here.  Finn healing from his hot spot.  Down to 90 lbs. on his new dog food.

((hugs))  Susan


From: SusanK1960


Hi Ernie,

I have noticed you haven’t been on here for a couple of days.  I am hoping it is due to busy-ness and not any additional badness. 


From: Cocoa60


Thanks Susan, we miss Brandy very much.  She had to much pain to control.

I just spent couple days on the farm and walked through the woods where

Brandy and I walked.

I've caught 5 chipmunks in out bird feeder and moved them to the road below

us on the mountain.  One drowned in the pool and there's still at least one left.

They take lots of seeds and they're building nests in the gravel in our drainage


Good luck with your cleaning and your family get together. 

Have a good day.


  • Edited July 24, 2021 7:20 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  My brother was in the hospital for 6 days so my sister and I

took care of the property, animals, and his wife.  I tried to finish mowing that field

but the tractor broke with about an hours mowing left.  We're thinking a smaller

tractor might be able to complete it.

Think we have the one automatic sump pump working correctly and another that

can be turned on manually.  Getting heavier rain than we have in many years.  At

least we didn't get 8 inches in 20 minutes like they did in Germany, killing many.

Hope you and Brian are doing well.



From: Kittyarnold


I can't stop coming on to see what is happening....too many years to end....so I won't .....we are okay and have had a lovely sunny day here...not for the next few days tho....you sent the rain to us....LOL


From: Cocoa60


Morning Kitty.  Little rain here this morning.  One eye started hurting yesterday

and still hurting today.  Don't remember an injury. 

We have our daughter;s two boys for a couple days.  Have a small electronics kit

I'm teaching the youngest one to put together.  Identify parts mount them on a

circuit board and solder them in. 

Have at least one chipmunk left to transplant down the road.

Have a good day.



From: Kittyarnold


please get the eye checked...nothing to fool around with....we had a lovely day today...didn't do much but enjoy....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Cool morn at 59. 

Got the lens replaced in the Monte Carlo SS.  Almost a perfect fit.

Grandkids went home after 3 nights here.  Loved having them here,

 miss my granddaughter but she's older now.  Lot of time has passed since

we stopped smoking.  My granddaughter helped talk me into that final

attempt when she was 3-4 years old.

Glad you enjoyed the day, enjoy the next one also.