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Susan1206

From: Susan1206

10/4/21

Thanks, Miss Kitty. 
We cancelled our trip to Colorado to see my 87 year old cousin and husband. That’s been very sad.

Stay safe, please

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

10/5/21

Good morning Susan.  Sorry you have all been sick.  I just have a bruise here.  My brother insisted

on recovering a chest full of special scrap steel from his house, that his friends in the factory built

for him.  He was a welder.  I fell in the garbage trying to get it strapped to the loader on the tractor.

I don't understand the mentality of leaving garbage everywhere but  haven't ever been handicapped

with a herd of cats either.  The bruise is getting better, was able to exercise almost normally yesterday.

My Glucose was down to 84, very good with no diabetes meds.  I wasn't able to push it into remission

but I am able to control it without meds as long as I can do these exercise routines.  I'm glad you seem to

be recovering from the virus, hope recovery continues smoothly for all of you. 

My granddaughter is a senior in high school taking college courses.  Kitty might remember when my posts

were mainly about granddaughter, pups, and me doing things together.  I miss my little granddaughter but

she had to grow up, the natural order of life.  Even my grandsons are getting older, one a teen and the other

closing in on it.

Rainy here just like there but thankful for everything we have and many things I have put off that can be done

indoors, just can't resist going outdoors.

Have a good day and get well.

Ernie

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

10/5/21

Good morning Kitty.  We have the rain and fog also same as you and Susan, we are all in one

region.  Brother is only 3-4 years older than me.  He decided at some point he wasn't going to

take care of his Diabetes and you can't undo the damage you cause when you do that, just can

slow it down if you get back on track.  He drank lots of Pepsi every day, like glasses of sugar.  Took

in about 100 cats that he couldn't take care of.  Got 70 or so to the humane society after he destroyed

his home and was moving into dads old home but he still has about 20.  Couldn't take care of them

and I couldn't get down there every day, only about once a week.  Was to late for the house anyway,

smells like cat urine.  I can smell it just before I enter the house, wife can smell it 100 feet away from

the house.  If I rebuild it, will have to replace the flooring, walls, and ceiling.  Also, seal or replace the

sub floor.  Every family has stuff to deal with, this is just ours.

I'm sure Brian has stuff to do indoors during the Fall rain just like the rest of us.  Just a pain to have

your schedule changed for you.  But we roll with it.  I did some work finishing up the floor vent I

installed in the living room.  Now I'm trying to finish up a Kenwood stereo amplifier I began years ago. 

Bought a modification kit that cost about $400 so should get it working again.

Have a good day.

Ernie

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

10/5/21

Good morning Diana.  I bought an open box Nightowl camera system.  16 channel, 8 camera,

it was an open box deal so only paid about $300 and just about all of it was still sealed in plastic.

They didn't even take equipment out and test it.  Must have looked to complicated for them.  Only

thing that was a small problem was string wires through the attic.  I had to wear a filtered mask, about

the same as a gas mask because of the fiberglass, can't breathe it like I could when I was young.  So

the system usually costs 5 or 6 hundred.  Someone dinged two of our vehicles with a screwdriver or

similar and the other car was already damaged form tent collapse in the blizzard last Winter and from

last 15 years.  I took the monitor from my ham radios to use with the camera system.  Found a used

monitor to replace it down there from a barn sale for $5.  The Nightowl system requires a pretty good

monitor 1080 P or something like that, so $150 to $200 more needed.

There's no changing my brother, my sister and I just deal with it.  You already know if you've dealt with

disabled people, slowly dying.  Him and his wife shouldn't have any pets for my sister to take care of.

They just let the house be destroyed if we don't do something, just like they did to their house before

they moved into dads old house.  Sister stays there almost full time so she's mainly the one dealing

with it.

I only garden with my daughter if she gets going on it.  For myself I had enough of it when I was a kid

on the farm.  Glad you have it looking better, garden looks terrible when let go.  Much worse than the

lawn that was there before started. 

Have a good day.

Ernie

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

10/5/21

Hi Ernie,

Sorry to hear of your accident. It seems to me that you take on an awful lot!  Hope the bruise heals quickly.

A sunny, but cool, day here by the Lake. No color in our trees.

Tomorrow is Day 10, get out of jail card!  Susan

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

10/6/21

Good morning Susan.  Think my bruise will be completely gone in less than a week.  After

the tornado we lived through I had bruises that lasted 6 months but was grateful we only

had the injuries we had.  One daughter had a fractured leg bone, wife had a gash on her

forehead.  With the sheet metal, TV, fish tank, propane tank, everything else flying around

it was a miracle we came out alive.

My brother went into the hospital yesterday with numb face, headache, chest pain.  Don't

know what's wrong, Saturday he was talking without making words again.  I might go down to

PA today, not sure yet. 

Very glad the virus didn't get to serious with you all out there.  Hope it's gone soon.

Was looking for the top to a metal box in my daughter's garage yesterday.  It has pictures

of three puppies on the sides and on the top also, I think.  I have the box and I'm certain I

saw the top there.  Found a lot of my other car stuff I left there when working on vehicles.

So got that stuff out of her way.  Most likely the top is still there, just buried in stuff.

Hope Finn is doing well, remember he was having issues with getting older.  I got to play

with my daughter's Border Collie yesterday.  She is al;most blind and we think she was returned

a few times before my daughter got her.  We were happy my daughter got her so she could have

a good life even though she did get cheated buying her.  I still miss my Brandy and think about her

every day.  I have a 16 x 20 picture of her on the living room wall playing with a Valentines toy we

got her in 2020. 

Hope you're doing well today.

Ernie

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

10/6/21

Dear Ernie,

What tornado was this?   Pretty sure I've never been in or near one although I would like to see a funnel cloud in the distance?  Morbid.  I did feel an earthquake that passed through North Canton when Megan was a toddler.  First noted dishes rattling in my great grandfather's corner cupboard....  Shook like crazy and then we could feel the tremors. Scary, really.

Today, is escape day.  Grocery stores and bank.  Will feel good to get out and about with a mask, of course.  

Take care.  Glad the bruise is healing...... Susan

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

10/6/21

And yet, another grey sky hovering over Avon Lake.  Best get accustomed to it...as it seems to be here until April.  Rather depressing, really.   I get to go out and about today.  Will be very careful with hand sanitizer and mask.  Day 10 and ready to go.  Jim's penance will last until next Monday.......(that is quarantining).  

All is well.   Susan

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

10/6/21

Hi Diana,

Did you have your Anniversary Dinner yet?   In Fort Wayne, Indiana ~ interesting.  How far away from Cleveland do you live?  Do you ever get over this way?   We are about 25 miles west of the city in a suburb named Avon Lake, Ohio.  My condo is about a mile south of the Lake so we really do enjoy going up in the summer months to see the lake and view the sunsets.  We took a drive in Jim's convertible yesterday and walked to the beach (waves high, northeast wind).  It was fun but now my only pair of good tennis shoes are sandy and need washed.

Take care.  Celebrate YOU and your victory over nicotine.  May I ask a question?  TMI ~ but does your husband smoke?   I initially quit for my late husband and he continued to smoke....it was very, very difficult.  Susan

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

10/7/21

Good morning Susan.  Tornado was May 3rd, 1983.  Flipped over the mobile home we lived in on this same

lot we live on today.  Mobile home had a basement with steel I-beams. We cleaned it up, built a new basement,

and moved a modular in.  We didn't have time to build a house and we were living in pickup truck campers.

We built the basement of 12 inch concrete blocks.  Did the plumbing and the circuit breaker box wiring, floor, etc...

Also, It took until August to get our insurance money.  They tried to give us much less until the newspaper got involved.

We were only insured for 13k and they wanted to pay around 5k.  We got a disaster loan for around 17k and borrowed

some from the credit union.  The Red Cross put us up in a motel for about a week, at least I finished my college finals.

Not easy to get a loan, I had worked full time and went to college full time until into senior year, then quit work towards the end.

We didn't get as much help as you hear about because the damage wasn't as wide spread as a hurricane.  Today I hear

about people being supplied with a mobile home for years.  I have pictures and newspaper headline but they aren't

scanned into this pc.  Hard to find this early in the morning especially with my wife still sleeping.  We had an electric alarm clock

in our bedroom, think it was 8:59 PM, maybe 7:59 when the tornado cut our power.

We have our granddaughters birthday party today, wife does way to much work getting ready.  She's 18 this year.  She was 3 or 4

when she helped talk me into this last quit.  I was so rich with her and the pups in my life along with everything else.  She is taking

college courses along with her senior high school and work right now. 

I put up a 5th security camera yesterday to view the back yard, would like to see the direction they come from if someone damages

one of our vehicles again.  My SS isn't finished yet, guy says he hurt his back, don't really know whats going on. 

My brother is in the hospital again.  Hope to get down to the farm tomorrow to get the tractor finished without interruption.  I've

been getting parts and repair equipment together for months, getting to be a pain.  Last time mowed the farm lawn and hadn't gotten

our lawn mowed which got pushed into these rainy days, maybe today.  We did get some sunshine Wednesday afternoon.

Still miss my Brandy so bad.

Hope you have a good day.

Ernie

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