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From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  only 11 degrees here so way to cold to take the pups on

the run.  Five mornings I think are forecast to be to cold.  Think we get sun today and tomorrow.

Had some yesterday, solar lights are still on this morn outside.  February now, wife's car insurance,

registration, and inspection all this month.  Glad I got the oil changed and rotated the tires in January.

Really hope my Baja cruises through this month, so much work on it lately.  Glad all the brake parts

were warranty.  Price has gone up so on everything.  I'm still eating eggs for breakfast. smiley  I think it's

no secret many just jumped on the price rise bandwagon for no other reason than much profit.  Guess

everyone is thinking their next car is going to be much more even if there is a correction down some.

Have plenty of time to figure out the new IPad Susan,  I have all our passwords on sheets of paper.  We

have couple places where the user id is saved.  We don't usually go into anything that uses one while

we're away from home. 

Our grandsons are also usually in their computer / game room also.  Same as when we were young, tried

to have our own world.  I shout into them about homework sometimes.  I'm probably irritating doing that.

Think my grandsons are 13 and 11.

Probably head down to the farm tomorrow.  Ugh, have to search their old residence for the vase brother's

wife wants her ashes to be buried in, such weird jobs I get.  I'm sure I'm not the first or the last.  Have to clean

liter boxes up and other cleanups like usual.  Have to measure the tread depths on the Baja after the trip to be

sure the alignment is actually fixed.  Recorded them all before the last trip down.  I have some king of cold or

something dragging me down for a couple days.  Seems less today and maybe gone tomorrow for the trip.

I have to still get up around 3 AM or would be difficult to sleep all night.  I think the pups will be able to go

out later in the Spring but still have to do part of the run before daylight and will be daybreak much earlier.

Trip to Florida sounds good for February. 

Enjoy the day all.  Think I will get the last piece I need to build my interconnect cable today.


Maintaining Summer flowers.


From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Here we are today….February 1st and a balmy 20 degree day in the Buckeye state.  Actually, the wind chill takes it down to a 9 degree temperature.  So, it was a cold and short walk this morning with Finn.

He has a cancelled “spa” day on Friday.  I want to get him cut short….it’s called a yachting cut to see if it will help with the massive amounts of shedding.  I fear it may be a little early in the year to do that!

Yes, it will be nice to fly to Florida for a week.  We have friends in Longboat Key on the west coast and we will be staying a short jaunt away in Anna Marie.  For the last several years, we have been blessed with nice weather and warm temperatures.  Even 70 degrees will feel warmer than Ohio.

Have a good day.   Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Had to smile at your comment regarding shouting into your grandson’s room because that is exactly what I have to do.  I’ve voiced my opinion to his Mother a time or two about the amount of time he spends on the computer with gaming but she says he is with friends and that’s the way they communicate.   I don’t agree with that but I spoke up once and that was enough!   

A shiny but cold day here (9 degree wind chill). Jim has taken his Mustang convertible out of storage for a day or two.   He is determined that he can make $$$ on it and is off to the east side to look at another vehicle.   Ah… it’s a man’s thing, I guess.   I should do something about my aging CRV Honda but it is in great shape, and allows Finn (with the aide of the steps) to go for rides, etc.  I’ve not had a car payment since 2012 so I hesitate to do so now.  I do love the little Mini Cooper convertibles that I see out and about.   I mostly do in town driving and have only 77,000 miles on my Honda.

Well, carry on.  Sounds like you have a very busy day planned.  I will babysit Bronwen tonight while her parents attend a pre kindergarten meeting.  How is that possible?



From: Susan1206


Good morning, Miss Kitty ~

How are you on this cold February 1st morning (actually almost afternoon).  The sun is shining here which is a rarity and it lightens one’s mood for sure.

We are having Jim’s family of eleven for dinner on Sunday.  Another round of company that leaves me quite tired.  Jim is cooking a Julia Child Beef Bourguignon (spelling) and salmon.  He also wants risotto and asparagus.   My way of cooking is to have one entree, one vegetable, etc. etc.  but he is hosting his family so I shall set a proper table and be quiet about it all.  LOL.   

Last week-end, we had my tribe (only four plus Bronwen)  Much simpler…I made lasagna and a Cesar salad.  One of my son-in-laws made pizza from scratch which was delicious and I bought a tiramisu cake from a local bakery.   It took me all day Sunday just to recover from that……..  The joys of entertaining.

Have a fun filled day…whatever you are doing.   Susan


From: JavaNY


Good morning, everyone. 

My nephew played video games constantly with his friends from 13 through the end of college. It exasperated my sister. But he grew out of it. He told me he only plays now when he sees his HS friends. I guess it is like TV for us and radio for our parents. My nieces would occasionally play with him, but not much and never with their friends.   

We'll see if the groundhog sees his shadow today. Happy Candlemas,



From: Susan1206


Happy Groundhog Day from the shore of Lake Erie.  I am praying for an early Spring!  Susan


From: Susan1206


Dear Paul,

I am hoping that will be the same with my Grandson!   I only raised daughters and that was quite a while ago. 

Heavy freezing spray warning for our area….,seems like a strange weather forecast to read.  At least the sun is shining as I must go to the grocery store this afternoon!!  

Happy Candlemas to you as well! 



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  The real cold snap still a few hours away here.  24 here now, warm

compared to the temps coming.  Think it's to cold to walk the pups until Monday but we do take them

out around the lawn and field during the day for a short walk.

I have about 140k miles on the Baja  I remember when you sold the Jeep and bought your car.  Only Mini

Coopers we see around here are college students.  Nearest dealer is over an hour away.

Didn't make it down to the farm before the cold snap so will be Monday or Tuesday before I get there now.

Glad Finn is still doing well.  Our pups are doing well also.

I will have to find indoor work to do next few days, hope you all enjoy the day.



From: JavaNY


Good morning, everyone,

6 degrees here early. Headed out in a bit for an early Red Cross shift. Hopefully no fires or any other reason to be outside. Though I always preferred extreme cold to heat, my tolerance for freezing weather has mellowed a bit with age.

I logged into ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence, website. It's pretty amazing what it can answer. The world is headed towards one of those science fiction movies where computers take over. 

Stay warm,



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  It's -12 here.  At first I saw 12 and didn't see the negative sign, so small

on these readouts.  Thought we wasted our time leaving a faucet running but we didn't.  Just the

kitchen where its on an outside wall.  That will include all the pipes down to the well also.

Most of our things have computer control, hopefully we won't ever get those electromagnetic waves

that take out electronics because most things aren't built to take over manually.  I did a lot of work on

a 2004 vehicle in the computer control and quickly found out it had 8 computer modules in it.  Saw a

later vehicle like it had 18 computer modules in it.  Makes it harder to troubleshoot until you learn to

look at the systems differently.  But we couldn't do the things we do in devices without computer control

and other things would be so expensive we wouldn't have many of them. 

Looks like I will finally get down to the farm tomorrow.  Supposed to be 25 degrees in the morning and 40s

during the day.  Have to go to the old home and try to locate a vase my sister in law wanted to be buried in.

Among other things we need to get done.  Brother got pulled over on route 15 down there going 30 in a 70

mph speed zone and had to leave his car there.  He got held up after dark and he can't drive hardly at all

after dark.  Also hit a concrete berm, blew out a tire and cracked a wheel a different day.  Lucky he has friends

that will help him in emergencies because it would be impossible for me to keep racing 200 miles all the time

to help him.  Very hard on our vehicles too.

Very glad I don't have to go out and work in the subzero weather.  No critical jobs to be done.  It was forecast

well.  Feel sorry for the people that have to be out there, soldiers, first responders, and such.

Hope everyone has a great day.  Think tomorrow morning the pups and I will be back out on our runs.  Today

will be another day they will be stir crazy, cooped up in the house.  They do go out around the pool and play so

they get to feel the cold and know why they can't be out long.