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From: JavaNY


Yes, Susan, Spring & Fall are the best seasons. Summer in NYC can be brutal. The concrete takes in all the heat. Not too bad the last few years in part because I haven't needed to go into the office much. The heat is more tolerable when I'm in shorts and a t-shirt. Winter is generally not that cold here, but as pretty as the snow is falling, it turns grey/black very quickly. 

Hope things are going well at the farm, Ernie.

Be well everyone. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  35 here, pretty good for March.  Good morning for the dogs and I

to walk.  Had to stop jogging again after 3-4 months, feet starting to hurt again.  Was nice while

it lasted.  Tried lots of things with elastic bandage, jogging socks, Brooks running and walking shoes.

Like the doc said, I'm lucky I can walk 5 miles, most of his patients can't. 

I can't imagine living in the city, maybe for a short time.  My eyes like to look out over the trees and

rolling hills. 

Farm was busy but 3 weeks between visits that time.  I had a list because of all the critical things I

needed to accomplish.  After unloading the bike only rode about 45 minutes but left it there for a

couple more days of riding.  Was more difficult to transport it than I thought it would be.  I had an

exhaust valve sticking and causing back firing out the exhaust, it broke free and the engine started

running smoothly so don't have to disassemble the engine head.  I put Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas

and the engine oil.  It was amazing to ride on dad's farm again.  My sister is coming back from wintering

with her son in Florida tomorrow so she will probably go up to farm and help sometimes now. 

Cleared the leaves and pine needles off the pool cover yesterday and pumped the water off it.  Was

starting to grow algae.  Also, started disassembling the amplifier that stopped working right in ham radio

station.  Think it's the main relay so just replacing that.  the 3000 volt transformer is very heavy, makes it

hard just to move it and get the cover off.

Have a great day all, Spring is springing.



From: Susan1206


Good morning, to everyone!

Here’s our weather report.  Partly cloudy (total gray sky) and 37 degrees.  A River Flood Warning in effect for tomorrow.  

Feel like I’ve been away from the Forum for a day or so…. Seems like everyone is o.k. after reading your posts and we are moving into April.

Sorry about your foot problems, Ernie.  You are blessed to have walked the distance that you do.  I need to put on my Fitbit and keep track of how many steps I do per day.  I was averaging over 5000 which probably isn’t all that great.

Blood work yesterday, all fine which is good to know.  That’s a yearly task prior to the physical.

Waking up now.  Soon, a walk for Finn.  Perhaps Stations of the Cross tonight.  No big plans for the weekend.     Susan


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan and all.  30 here now so pretty good and the snow, sleet, rain don't start until 6.

Dogs and I should be done with our walk and back in the house.  Will be great they can get exercise

before the storm.  I have the elliptical but don't have a substitute for them.  I'm glad we're moving into

Spring but really starting to think about climate change.  California is getting pounded, think it won't be

so long before it's much more than an inconvenience for us in the northeast.  Tornadoes in Cali, that's so

strange.  After all they've been through. 

I had one of those units that counts steps and we had a competition between teams at work.  Our team won.

They were going to do it every year but I was tired of it after one year.  Lot of corruption in our work place.  The

captain of our fitness team retired suddenly and moved south without a word, something happened there.  Usually

about a 90 day lead time, a retirement party, and such.  Was a very pretty lady, our captain.  At least you're getting

some steps in Susan, keeps away many aliments.  I can't remember what my counts were, was before retirement

and been almost 6 years since retirement.  I still have that step counter hanging down by my ham radio station. 

I get blood work every 6 months forever but this time I called in and postponed all my appointments, kept getting

notices I could move my appointments forward because of a cancellation, got tired of it.  Makes me think they're a

money making machine and not really concerned about anyone's health.  They stopped doing physicals, guess they

see me so much they expect me to say something about any problems. 

Working on radio frequency amplifier.  Found some problems with an interconnecting cable which is great news.  Much

easier to fix than an internal problem in the amp.  Very fine wiring in the cable connectors but still easier to repair.  Did

have to remove the amp from the station, get the cover off, and start troubleshooting before found the cable problem.

Our sister flying back from Florida today.  Hope her trip is pleasant. 

Have a great day all. 



From: JavaNY


Yes, walking and water is good for many things. Sleep and keeping your mind active also. 

I'm headed to a wedding today. 12:30 so reception will be over by 5:30. Hopefully the rain is not as bad as the forecast. 


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Laughing…your posting says 3:00 a.m.  Up a bit early?  Well, the early bird gets the worm, or so they say.  

A balmy morning here. 51 degrees.  Thunderstorms possible, gusty winds and small hail predicted.  I may agree with you about climate change.  Our winters are not what they once were ~ much milder with little snow.  So many cloudy days.   

Not much happening this week-end.  My granddaughter came home from college for Spring Break so I may see her on Monday.  

Enjoy the week-end.



From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Enjoy the wedding today.  I hope it is a sunny day for the bride and groom. 

Not much happening here in Avon Lake this week-end but I will take a quiet one…..  Easter decor has replaced St. Patrick’s Day so we move on into April.



From: Susan1206


Hi Miss Kitty,

I hope this is YOU.  I haven’t seen you post for a while and wanted to see how you are doing.

How are things in your neck of the woods?  I wonder if you are seeing any signs of spring?

We are still wet and soggy in Avon Lake ~ so many cloudy days.  I think everyone will be so ready for sunshine and Spring!

Let us know how you are doing.  ((hugs)). Susan


From: Kittyarnold


Spring?  we are having sleet today!  but the daffodils have buds so there is hope.....hope all is well .....all  is okay here       since I quit the demon cigs I am more aware of "butts" on the pavement on the way into stores....yuck   stay smoke free my friendsangel


From: Susan1206


Hi Miss Kitty,

Nice to hear from you and that you are doing well.

Sleet?  Oh my!  It’s quite warm here and the sun is peeking through the clouds.

Grocery store today (amidst all of the working peeps) but we are out of coffee and yogurt.

Yes, I too am aware of ciggie butts around the neighborhood.  We have one girl (a smoker) who must smoke and walk her dog at the same time.  Ugh.

Wish we had quit way earlier than we did…but it’s never too late for those who are willing to commit to a far better way of life! 


  • Edited March 25, 2023 10:57 am  by  Susan1206