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From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  Quiet morning at 58.  Had our grandsons birthday party last

eve.  Was nice to see everyone but our pups are still pups and didn't settle down.  Have

our other grandsons birthday soon, then our granddaughters in October. 

It pains me to see diabetics act like eating is a celebration like a smoker takes to his enemy,

cigs and the chemicals in them.  So I've been there and shouldn't be to critical.  Just like a

smoker they think there's nothing wrong with it.

So set up my granddaughter's student account for me to pay for her books.  Most students

still stand in those long lines to the bookstore like we did 40 years ago, can't believe they're

still doing that.  200 or so people waiting to buy this semesters books, so line doesn't move

very quickly.  Granddaughter will be able to order her books online but still has to pick them

up at the campus, probably not to bad if she gets it done before the semester starts.  At least

they have that alternative, only change in 40 years.  My card is on her student account also,

guess that's a change also, students cant go out on the town with someone's credit card.

Hard for me to believe society would be moving so slow, we went from nobody carrying a

telephone to almost everyone really carrying a radio that uses repeaters in that time.  Ham

radio was doing that in the 80s, could even dial into the phone network back then. 

I feel bad for teachers having to work for 24% less than other fields with similar education,

spending their own money for supplies, and all the other that goes with it.  Disrespect from

students and parents.  One of my hs classmates daughters became a teacher but changed

over to teaching preschoolers in the last few years.  Now my granddaughter is heading into

education.  I wouldn't have been able to handle all the kids.  Glad your nephew caught a break

Paul.  Seems like I remember they have to have at least a masters degree to teach as a career.

Lot of years to train.  We lived outside Fort Dix, about 50 miles from Phila for years. 

Was great weather Paul.  I was happy to see my grandchildren get together for the eve.  Been

a couple months since they were together I think.  They were able to sit by the pool and talk for

a while, besides the birthday celebration. 

Put second coat of rustproof paint on the exhaust parts, should get them all installed today.

Have a good day all.


Grands 5 years ago.


From: JavaNY


Glad you were able to enjoy time with your family, Ernie. I'm surprised students are still standing in line. I pass by some college bookstores, and they look like they are mostly selling clothing. Though I don't go in so I don't know. I also thought many students would just download the books. 

Nice weather here also. Enjoy the day everyone.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  61 here this morn, I'm going to be sad to see the warm weather fade to cold soon.

I love Fall but it goes by quickly. 

The book stores would only be overcrowded for a few days at the beginning of the semester, easily

missed if you aren't there every day.  Only a pain if you live it. 

Installed the cat back exhaust on the Baja yesterday.  Decided to use the spring bolts on the back

of the catalytic, don't know why they're a real pain to install.  Hope the rust proof paint gains me

a couple extra years.  Hurt my knee on that job somehow.  Painful and hot this morning.

We got a little rain yesterday.  Monday and Tuesday are supposed to be rainy here, we are 3 to 6

inches deficient in rain.  Guess it's a long ways from being a drought.  I noticed that people who

don't mow lawns get worried much more about brown grass.  smile 

The pups were energetic yesterday, got my wife upset a few times.

Have a great day all.  Unless one gets cancelled we have two wedding in the next 30 days, unusual,

we often go 10 years without attending a wedding.  I'm happy and hopeful for the couples.  It's the bride

that's  our relatives.  Granddaughter and niece.  


Grandsons and Brandy years ago.

Grandson and the granddaughter planning on marriage soon.


From: Kittyarnold


Hope all is well...it is here...


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Warm here this morn at 64.  Guess I twisted a knee working on the Baja.  Hurt all

day yesterday and worse now, burning too.  I'm using pain lotion and ice but only helps a little.  Didn't

get much done yesterday.  Got some groceries we needed.  Getting regular groceries today anyway.

Pulled my old rotor cable out everywhere and rolled it up.  Started putting terminals on the new cable.

Talked to my brother on the radio for a while. 

Hope everyone is doing well, glad you guys are Kitty.



From: JavaNY


I hope you feel better, Ernie. Maybe try alternating the ice with heat.

Enjoy the day everyone.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul.  Warm 62 here this morn.  More rain today but we're still in a deficit.

Knee got much worse yesterday, don't know about today yet but sure does hurt. 

Got groceries yesterday, that's about it.  Working on getting wedding gifts, cards, and gift

wrap.  Have the two weddings and two more grandchildren birthdays. 

Hope to make it to Lowes, bank, and Walmart today.  After taking care of everyone's garbage.

Had to miss the dog walk and both elliptical sessions yesterday.  Hope to make it today but not

sure yet. 

Hope all is well in the city. 



From: Kittyarnold


I have been awake most of the night....just some naps off and on....stayed in bed tho.....up at 4 and will for sure go in for a nap....as soon as I eat which will be early today


From: JavaNY


I generally sleep pretty well, but every once in a while, the same thing happens to me.  Hope you get a good nap later, Kitty.

All good in the city, Ernie. Warm but summer is winding down. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and Paul.  Another beautiful day.  I woke early also, stayed in bed for a while

but up now.  Retired also so I can sleep anytime I want.  Knee slowly improving, able to do stuff,

but not setting the world on fire. 

Got the gift for my granddaughter's wedding yesterday.  Strange to see that little girl getting married.

I remember the blocks of wood in the ground at the park a mile down the road.  Used to count them

off for her to learn her numbers.  I got her a mixer for her kitchen, same thing my parents got us almost

48 years ago.  We still have it, had to order a beater for it once when parts were still available for it.  This

last time I had to buy a vintage mixer to get the beater for ours.  Didn't cost much, a Hamilton Beach, so

not rare.  It's just nice to have one of our wedding gifts still around and being used.  Granddaughter helps

make lot of the birthday cakes here. 

Ordered the Kerig coffee maker for our niece's wedding next month, strange to see her getting married

also.  Can still remember my wife telling me about the pregnancy before she was born.  At least she got

some college out of the way before marriage. 

Hate to see the Summer days fading away.  Another one coming when one leaves, I guess.  I don't close

the pool until the end of September, it's so close to the house and looks so nice.  Do get it closed before

the leaves fall. 

Have a great day all.


Granddaughter with Cocoa's parents, Princess and Buddy, many years ago.