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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1825938 views.

From: Kittyarnold


hello....hope all is well.....the trees here are all green....the cherry tree has some berries and it is 70 here today.....spring in Ct. never disappoints....Brian is out mowing the lawn....and I am watching him....some flowers have popped and some veggies are growing in the garden....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and all.  64 here this morn, no heat wave today but guess we're getting

ready for it.  I mowed yesterday also, rider and push mower.  I still have a small area on a bank

to do because the battery ran down on the push mower.  Sharpened the blade on it so maybe

will last longer now.

We have some flowers, the Lilacs have come and gone already.  Didn't see that baby Robin living

under them yesterday, maybe he has flown.  I saw him fly about 8 feet one day.

They usually have sweat peas from a greenhouse at our farmers market the second weekend in

June.  I put it on our calendar every year because I like to eat them uncooked.  Sometimes I buy

extra and take some over to the grands.  I can't find many later in the season when they ripen in


Have a great day all, some rain here today but not all day.



From: Kittyarnold


you should stop in when ours are producing....LOL......we are down to one baby goose....hope it survives....hope your day is wonderful


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and all.  Little rainy here, on and off.  But warm.  We are still seeing small

flocks of geese going over, very low.  Our puppies are seeing them for the first time this season.

They sound somewhat like barking and the pups sometimes bark back.  We have rain forecast

around 5 AM, then will be able to take them out for their one mile walk.  I've tested my glucose

after these short walks and doesn't really count as exercise for Diabetes.  I have to put in an hour

and half after we get back, on the elliptical.  Seems hard to keep the pups under control out on

the road but comes under keeping busy.  Many Diabetics think that's enough and usually is if you're

taking prescription meds.

We have moths flying around in front of the cameras that we use to watch the cars, they look like

pieces of white paper floating around.  Still Spring but pretty much Summer weather.

I did odds and ends yesterday.  I had a pipe driven in the bank behind the pool to pull a post in the

pool fence back straight but dug it up last year and straightened it.  Couldn't get the pipe out with a

jack so took the backhoe back there and pulled it up out.  Took the push mower out and finished the

trim mowing, battery seems to hold up better now that the blade's sharpened.  I pull the weeds on

part of the bank by the road, just to steep for me to handle the push mower on it but can mow most

of it.  Still have water and mud by the road and at the base of the pool bank also.

The parts for my audio amplifier are supposed to arrive today so can try them.  Hope, at least, the short

is gone and would be great if it started working.  Has been a couple years since I bought the mod kit and

started rebuilding it.  Around $400 for the mod kit but those amps are selling around that price with the

old parts in them from the 80s.  Four output amp at 440 watts so 110 watts for each speaker available. 

Two sets of matched transistors coming today.

I'm glad to not be smoking and enjoying the Summer weather.

Have a great day.


Kenwood M2A audio amp.


From: JavaNY


Good morning all. We had the same rain yesterday. More today, but I think it clears up tomorrow.

Enjoy the day and weekend.



From: Kittyarnold


good morning.....we are foggy here this morning.....the sun came out for a minute or two and now it is gone....our excitement for the morning is a large snapping turtle barely moving as is their nature.....and we still have one baby goose left.....other then that a quiet start to the day enjoy 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul, Kitty, and all.  Cooler at 46 this morn.  I envy you some Paul, being able to go

jogging but I had my time.  My jogging was slow but still made you feel better much quicker than

walking does.  The foot doctor was mad I wasn't happy with walking 5 to 10 miles because most

of his patients would love to be able to walk like that, maybe give up an arm for the privilege.

We had a lot of sun afternoon yesterday.  Have another heat wave coming, hope it's not 100

degrees down south on the keys where Susan is.  Grandkids might make it over to swim in the pool.

Our pool is only 10 or 15 feet from the back door and is fenced so don't get any geese.  Did have that

stork one morning but he was gone in a flash. 

I can get up later on weekends because the traffic is lighter to walk the pups.  Nice not to have to rush.

I still have to be awake for a while before we head out so I'm more alert.

We used to see snapping turtles walking home from church when we were little when we walked past a

larger creek than there was on dad's farm.  Like many people these days, I stop and guard them or carry

them across the road when I see them crossing.  Brian is probably finding more projects now that the rock

walls are finished.

I did get the large amplifier transistors in the mail yesterday and soldered them into the little sub boards. 

Slow and tedious task.  The guy sent me a whole spare set.  Was nice of him but I have spent over $400 for

parts with him.  Still he didn't have to do it.  If these burn out I will get a second chance to correct another

cause if there is one.

Was right after Memorial Day weekend I started the last job of my career and the same day wife and I retired.

They didn't want to pay me for a holiday one day after I started so they did when I retired.  smile 

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend, guess Paul is the only one still working so enjoy the time off.


Dumping kitty litter boxes at the tree line on the farm. 


From: Kittyarnold


The farm picture is lovely......we are at 58 sunny degrees ... your big bird? was more likely an egret.....we get them here in Ct. in our pond....so upset about another school shooting....we need to do something....please.....have a good day.....


From: Kittyarnold


I had to come back to brag about my husband.....it isn't even 8:30 and I just finished my breakfast after getting up at 6 he has already started dinner in the crockpot....cleaned the kitchen, changed the sheets and washed them and dried and folded them....all I have to do is put them away....he is so special....and as I have said before he married me, divorced with 5 kids....and the oldest was just hitting his teens.....now he is outside working in the garden (vegetables)


From: Kittyarnold


and now there is a great Blue Heron in the pond....