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The pictures so far have been Summit One Vanderbilt (a glass tower of some sorts, looks like glass floors and ceilings) and a storefront of Louis Vuitton. I asked the granddaughter if she purchased a purse and she said ‘no’.
Sunny but cold here. Mass in the morning and errands this afternoon. On we go into Martin Luther King Day tomorrow ~
Kudos on that beautiful picture. Are Lakes in that area really that blue? I am betting they are. Daughter wants us to go to Ireland or England….. I told her my bucket list consists of one venue and that is the Lake Louise/Banff area. Maybe we will plan that in a year or two.
So you visited the Delaware Gap area? My cousin lived in Mendham, New Jersey and I remember prices being so much higher than Ohio and that was years ago. He was a corporate attorney for A T & T and took a train to work in the city, I believe.
Happy to hear that Belle is doing better. Daughter’s kitty (15) very ill and will undergo a biopsy for pancreatic cancer. I rather went through my Motherly lecture about God having a Plan and the cost of chemotherapy for a pet. They are old enough to do as they and their funds allow. There is a season for all of us…..
On we go into a holiday tomorrow. Nothing special here……probably Monday washing. LOL
Good morning Susan and all. Only 13 here so no walk for us, elliptical for me. I did start
jogging 13 years before Diabetes but no evening session. That came about just a couple
years ago when I was on 3 meds and headed for insulin. It's working but someday I will
get to old to exercise and will be headed down that road again I fear.
I can't imagine the stores in NYC or the prices. We have troubles with the prices in our
little world here. Sounds like fun though. I only had a bus tour there in the dark. We did
stop and get out at the 911 site.
The Delaware Water Gap is only a couple hours from here. We didn't know much about the
Binghamton, NY area when we lived in NJ. Binghamton was just a large town we drove by on
our way back to Fort Dix after visiting wife's parents when they lived north of Syracuse. My
assistant motor sergeant hit the guard rails here in the snow after visiting his mom in Buffalo.
Tried to look him up over the years. Think he died in an accident in Georgia in 1981 near an
Army base there. Before he was 30 years old. Anyway, we aren't that far away from Fort Dix
here, just never occurred to us. Last time we visited there was in 1987 after a vacation at
the ocean in Ocean City, Maryland, I think. On the Delmarva Peninsula. Most of the friends
we had there were Army and we didn't know where the others were anymore.
Our granddaughter has a dog that's sick. She's already borrowed $1000. They definitely can't
afford it. Just got married and she's in college. They have that new Care Credit thing for medical
just about anyone can get. Belle is still doing good. Glad didn't turn out to be something critical
Nj prices weren't much of a thing to us. We were dirt poor in the Army, did pay $180, then $190
for our apartment and it was dumpy. Was paying $70 or $80 in Missouri just before that. We got
a used clothes washer down there and put it in our bathroom. In the day of cloth diapers. Was
just barely room to move in the bathroom with the washer hooked to the sink. Think I remember
the Army paid us $110 a month for a place to live, called BAQ.
I got the used wheels / tires on the Baja Sunday. Have to check the tire pressures yet. Dogs didn't
give me any time to spare. I'm glad to not be risking a fortune testing the rear suspension.
The Yosemite lake was a high altitude plateau lake so that probably has something to do with the
blue water. There was no plaque with the name of the lake or anything. Think that was May of 2005,
not sure. Somewhere around that year. Was really hot on the Pacific Ocean side, then going down the
East side, freezing and almost a blizzard. Then south through the desert was hot, then got very windy
through the desert for hundreds of miles, very windy, could just barely keep my bike in the lane. No
traffic though. Sad that hugh tree fell that you could walk through the hole in the trunk. Some of the
trees have been lost in the recent fires, after being thousands of years old.
Enjoy the day all. Supposed to be sunny 35 here but after that 4 days of rain and snow.
Good morning, all.
Normal January weather here, can't complain. I went to the Delaware River Gap once when I was down in Philly. It was peaceful. I never went to Yosemite though visited Sequoia. Yes, Ernie a shame what the fires are doing to thousand-year-old trees.
Susan, One Vanderbilt is a new 93 floor building. I have not been inside, it opened in 2021. Across from Grand Central Station which fortunately was not torn down.
Giants win, all is good in the world. Enjoy the day,
Good morning Paul and all. Yeah, even though above normal, still wintery. Most of the days in our
forecast have precipitation. Probably not feet of snow accumulating so thankful for that.
I stopped at the PA welcome center which seemed to be off Route 80, weird. So I don't think I went
into NJ. Grateful for the guy driving an hour towards me. Really needed the tires and can use the
wheels. I have the two that are more worn on the back of the Baja now for the test run. The other
two are 9/32 out of the new tread that measures 12/32. Now I have a real wheel for a spare instead
of the little temp tire that they usually gave you with a car. Don't think they even do that anymore.
Sometime I will come up with some sheet metal and mount the spare back underneath the truck bed,
for now just laying in the bed.
I was getting ready to go to the farm yesterday when I heard loud humming and buzzing. Turned the
stereo off because I thought the ground had come disconnected from a speaker but it was the furnace,
then it went into fault and shut down. I had just read a blog about local people being cheated badly
by repair companies doing HVAC. Our furnace is about 22 years old, same as the hot water heater. It
was the exhaust blower they have on high efficiency appliances. I took it apart and kept trying to get rid
of the obstruction behind the squirrel cage fins but couldn't so I put it on the floor and put my weight on
it and kept turning it. Finally spinning free. Got it all back together and it's running good. It's that beige
stuff that forms from natural gas combustion and accumulates over the years.
Warm enough for our walk this morning, finally after about 5 mornings of rain and cold.
Enjoy the day all.
Good morning to All,
A balmy 50 degrees here by the Lake. Finn and I enjoyed a leisurely walk around the allotment (about twenty minutes plus). Good exercise for both of us. Lots of rain overnight, so a bit damp and muddy ~ does not help my sinus condition!
Not too much on the agenda today. The eldest daughter is the recipient of an award at her elementary school tonight and I have been invited. It’s nice to be recognized. The youngest daughter begins her 9-5 job at the Department of Immigration.
On we go……. It’s hard to believe that we are mid January already. I say on to Spring.
So nice that you are the “capable man” who can fix just about anything. Look at how much money you have saved over your lifetime!
I know that after my late husband died, I was always very leery of people who came to the house and needed to fix things. I think many see “widow” and charge even more than they would.
Speaking of fixing, I saw a 1960 Corvair convertible for sale for under $3,000. My late husband had a brand new burgundy Corvair convertible when I met him…… Lots of fun back in the day!
Enjoy the weather. Susan
Yes, it is good to be handy. I am not. My brother-in-law is and he's happy to fix anything I need. Though without a car or single-family house, I fortunately don't have much to fix.
Nice weather here also. Enjoy the evening everyone.
Good morning Susan, Paul, and all. 36 here this morn, wow, finally what I call above normal.
For January anyway. Going to the farm today, we have some precipitation coming but should
be done and cleared out long before I'm ready to leave. Our run should be over before it gets
here, so we win all the way around. We have lots of precip this week and the beginning of next
week is supposed to be shovel snow maybe.
Oh yeah, didn't mention the furnace control board went into fault soon after I heard the loud buzzing.
We have electric heat still here but would hate to run it even for a day now, would be almost as bad as
running the generator which costs us $60 a day to run. Electric heat cost us around $400 a month back
in the 90s, has been many rate increases since then.
Glad your daughter got an award, you must be so proud Susan. Think I remember you being a substitute
teacher after you retired. Our granddaughter is learning to teach preschoolers. Hope the job your younger
daughter got is something she wanted. Jobs weren't so easy to get in our day and they will be difficult again.
I got laid off in a recession and back when I was a teen I quit in a recession before I knew what one was.
It's not just widows they are looking to cheat Susan. Was reading a local bulletin board in the morning just
before our furnace quit and many people had gotten cheated on many jobs. Seems some of it is larger
companies buying small local businesses so they can use their name and reputation.
I gotta go get ready to do our run. Didn't wake until the alarm this morn so running late.
Paul, so glad you are here and staying quit. Looking back I had no choice but to quit with aneurysm, arthritis,
and diabetes coming. I would have been a disabled person if still alive. Didn't know I was headed for older
age problems when I quit almost 16 years ago. All of us are so blessed with good lives.
Good morning Susan and all.....40 cloudy degrees here....glad I no longer have to worry about how hard it is to not smoke.....seems so long ago.....and unbelievable that I was able to quit....stay well all....