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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 2091574 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  Snow just starting here but at 32 is wet.  Probably won't be able to run the dogs.

Might stop for a while but not supposed to have a break until later.   I did take them up the mountain yesterday

while wife was getting groceries and she took them up the hill for another walk later.  Got groceries out in front

of the storm.

It's to late for the abandoned home but thinking about cameras for the garage at the farm house.  He has lots

of equipment there and they only have to break a window to get access.  It's a bit of a run from the garage to

the house.  Don't think my cameras would work, must be 100 yards.  My cameras probably won't work past 100

feet, might work longer, haven't tried it.  I have motion lights on my cameras because want to ward people off

and they're already recorded when the lights come on.  The thieves have long ago used up what money they

got for stuff at the lower place.  The one trying to steal the air compressor either came back with help or different

people came for the mower deck.  The mower deck people could have gotten the air compressor out.  We managed

to get that before they could get it out of the shed.  Will talk to brother about cameras but, believe it or not he's running

out of money even with his pension, social security, wife's social security (gone now), and cleared about $140k selling

the best land on the farm.  He never was any good at budgeting and not paying property tax on the farm house now.

We ran our home without wife's SS for 6 years and still use little of it to run our home after we retired.  She does pitch

in for stuff often on her own. 

Saw the article on your building, lots of history.  City looks dirty back then.  Guess you usually won't dose off on your

Red Cross shift.

I did little things again yesterday.  One thing, got started on waterproof coating our boots.  Kiwi Camp Dry is supposed

to work on suede like the boots I got wife for Christmas and putting couple coats on my Summer and Winter Army

boots also.  I spray them outdoors, then bring them into the basement to dry.  Doesn't seem to be discoloring anything.

Got a 3 can set from Amazon. 

Wife is busy growing African Violets.  Separating large groups of plants in larger pots into smaller pots until they can grow

some.  I guess we're going to have lots of them. 

We had a house fire when I was 2 months old back in the 50s.  All got out uninjured but lost lots of things in our families

history.  That's when we ended up on the family farm.  Cost was $8000 back then.  It was crude, had a well house instead

of a drilled well.  I remember growing up the well house smelled bad.  Half the house was moved in back then so no

basement under that section.  The basement there is is still a dirt floor and rock walls.  Some of the wood beams are

starting to fall.  Think some pictures were lost in the fire but had few, I think. 

Have a great day.   Snowing out still here now.


Very small picture but farm soon after my parents bought it in mid 50s.


From: JavaNY


High 30s so all rain here.

Hectic day as Silicon Valley & Signature Banks are customers of my company. I occasionally talk to them so feel bad. Eventually some of them will be let go.

Have a good dry evening,



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  Snowing here, just got to be solid snowing as I woke up and the radar

shows it snowing hard until past 8 AM.  Probably no run for the dogs and I again, they will be restless

all day again.  My knee needs the break, tripped and fell last Thursday morning, hit my knee on the

pavement.  I wear supports on both knees now so didn't tear it up to badly.

Sad for the companies in trouble, usually caused by the people that don't work at the top.  At least

the workers won't be let go in an unemployment disaster.  Should find employment easily.  When I

got laid off in 1994, the employment chances were a barren desert for years.  Took me 6.5 years to

get a good job.  There were lots of us so when a job turned up many were trying for it. 

Started getting my dirt bike going, to run it some on what's left of dad's farm.  Dad got me my first

little Honda 100cc, learned to ride in dad's fields.  The field that's left could still be lost.  Won't want

to take the Baja and dirt bike down when good weather so trying to get it ready for Spring.  Got the

new battery filled and charged, was surprised the bike started.  Changed the engine oil and cleaned

the oil filter, doesn't have a replaceable filter.  Got foam to replace the air filters.  Haven't replaced

the foam for about 27 years.  I did take the dirt bike down to the farm in 2001 and rode for a while

when the farm was still whole.  Still remember that day.  It's a 1972 Honda SL350.

I guess the city is getting washed in the rain. 

Have a great day all.



From: Susan1206


Hi friends….Kitty, Ernie, Paul,

Paul ~ Thanks for all of the information on your building.  Very interesting and stately.  You are blessed to be part of its ongoing history.   Wondering how much snow you have?  My eldest and her husband are spending a few days in Boston celebrating the SIL’s birthday and St. Patrick’s Day.

Ernie ~ You’ve had snow?  I’m seeing lots of snow in your neck of the woods or am I wrong?  Rest those knees is my advice.

I’ve been stricken with a sinus infection and coughing.  Have spent the week-end and beginning of the week down and out.  A Dr. appointment today complete with Prednisone and Z-Pack antibiotic.  And so it is….

Here in Ohio.  Some snow remains.   Rain coming tomorrow.

Carry on…….as we do……banks closing…(scary) Russians taking our drones down.  Guess I’ll pull the covers over my head.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan and all.  Was ok to take the dogs out this morning so we went.  Looks like

we might get rained out tomorrow morn.  We did get some snow but not the forecast amount,

got hours of rain mixed with snow for part of it, that cut down our snow accumulation.  Up in

Morrisville where many in-laws live, they got 2 feet, compared to about 5 inches here.  Wife's

father had to go in for surgery Monday and her niece went in Wednesday to have a baby so they

had to navigate through the storm. 

Sorry you got sick Susan, hope it goes away soon. 

Putin has made it obvious he's our enemy for many years, some just didn't see it or face it.  Going

back to the cold war, already there, except for East Germany, I hope. 

Hope the bank failures stay isolated.  Already affecting the stock market, that didn't need bad news.

Still getting dirt bike ready, had to order a couple o-rings. 

We're supposed to get 44 degrees and lots of sun today, should melt almost all the snow left. 

Have great day all.



From: Susan1206


Dear Ernie,

Think I already feel better with two antibiotic pills.  Started the Prednisone today.  Was really short winded as it seems to have landed in the bronchial area, although she said my lungs were clear.  

It started out to be sunny but clouding up and rain predicted.  Daughter thought it would be fun for me to join them downtown on St. Patrick’s Day for the parade.  I gently declined…….drinking and revelry in the streets ~ too old for it all.  Plus, weather is to turn cold by Friday.

Carry On.  Hope your snow melts today.  Susan


From: JavaNY


Feel better soon, Susan. Antibiotics, liquids, and rest. Not much else helps.

We had almost no snow. A few wet inches. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  34 here but the rain to start in a few minutes and goes on for hours.

Glad you're feeling better Susan.  I used to watch the parade downtown when my grandchildren rode in

their fathers police car but that's all St. Patrick was to me.  Our parade was a couple weeks ago.  Today is

rainy most of the day and our parade day was cold.  I love the bagpipe bands, maybe see some at the

Laurel Festival Parade in June.  Not sure if we can take our dogs to a public event with crowds of people

and some dogs there in June.

Much of our snow melted, the rain and sorta warm temps today should take care of the rest.  Forecast 52

and sunny for Monday.  I will probably go down to the farm that day.  Not certain I have oil pressure through

the engine without those o-rings so if I don't receive and install them will probably leave the bike here

this time.

Socket I used on the larger antenna mount pulled apart with the antenna mounted on it so had to disassemble

it and use a different type socket on it.  Had to drill it out larger and the ground lug has to be moved.  Might

go to Lowes and look for some thin lock washers for it.

Our niece had a healthy baby boy.  Said there was a foot of snow in the road on their way to the hospital.  Glad

all turned out well.  Think she was in the hospital all night before the birth. 

Was sad to see another bank failing and had to be rescued.  Not good for the stock market.  We hope to use some

of our savings there some day but wouldn't use any right now.  We don't lose any money unless we use it when there's

a downturn in the market.  Many say how much they've lost but if they don't sell, haven't lost anything, even get a

discount if they buy during a downturn. 

At least it's warm today with the rain, then a little colder after that but looks good for about at least 5 days after that for

us.  Good to see some better March weather.  We've had some bad snow storms in March.  March of 2022 we had that

wet snow and ice that broke our trees and brought down power lines.  Cost me $180 to run the generator for 3 days but

isolated incident and grateful we had the generator, also gas station that had non ethonel gas that we use in our small

engines still had power.  In March of 1993 we had feet of snow and it drifted to piles of snow over our heads.

Have a great day all.


Some of wife's flowers by the pool.


From: JavaNY


Congrats to your niece and family, Ernie. 

Enjoy the day all. 


From: Susan1206


Dear Sensational friends ~

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Finn.   This is a picture of his first St. Paddy’s Day when I brought him home eleven years ago.

We will spend the day inside as it is raining and cool.  Feeling better, dislike the strong but necessary, drugs.  Perhaps an outing to a local take out for the traditional corned beef sandwiches or a grilled cheese for me!

Enjoy the day!  Susan