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Good morning Susan, Paul, and all. Really strange to see the lightning flashes in the camera monitor beside me.
Slipped my mind to shut off all the antennas before I went to bed but they're off now. Hope no damage, probably
not. Didn't bother to set the alarm because of the rain forecast. I actually slept a little late. Only 7.25 hours so
not that much over. No walk for the dogs and me this morn.
Pictures are great Paul, never been there but I haven't been down to the city much. Glad you enjoyed the BBQ.
We also have lots of rain coming with the warmer weather. At least we're all burning less fuel to heat. I was hoping
for a break this last bill after they didn't read the meter for 4 months but didn't get a break. According to the chart we
used more therms of gas than last Winter, don't get it. I would have thought would be more expensive fuel, not higher
quantity. I did look at the meters, seems ok. Should be less this coming week but don't expect a break in our bill.
Did a little more analysis on the transceiver yesterday but still no solution. Just more ideas and more dead end roads.
Will get it eventually. I don't think it's the relay that isn't engaging, somewhere in the circuit that drives the relay. Have
a new one on the way and will probably replace it with a new one since I'm there.
Wife and grandson went shopping yesterday for Easter place mats. They couldn't get the ones they wanted because not
enough of them in stock but they did get some. Will be nice to get together again. Haven't been having our pizza nights
because the dogs are so rowdy together and daughter's dogs can't be left alone very well. We got our Easter ham yesterday
along with some other stuff so our grocery budget blown out of the water for this week.
Have a great day all.
Grandsons at balloon rally.
Good sunny morning to all ~
Lots of thunder, lightning and rain during the evening and overnight hours. Finn was quite disturbed by the thunder so he received a few of his calming chewies before bedtime.
Cute pictures of the boys and the hot hair balloons. They would fly directly over our home during Hall of Fame week when we lived in North Canton. You could hear the dogs barking prior to their arrival.
Enjoy the week-end everyone. We are trying to prepare ourself for the death of our close friend and a drive to North Carolina. Flights are few and far between because of Easter week and pricy a $600.00 per person. I don’t look forward to the 10 hour drive but perhaps we will break it up into a day and a half.
A warm rainy day here. Should cool off tomorrow, which is good since I have a 4-mile run in the morning.
Good morning Susan, Paul, and all. Snowing and windy here this morn. Not sure weather to walk the dogs
or not. Tomorrow is 55 and some rain, then rain most days this week but warmer. Will be better to walk in
the warmer temps. Won't need my heated gloves so much. Think I might need the same surgery wife's mother
got some day. Stents in the arteries that go out to my arms. I've had a terrible time keeping my hands warm
for couple decades. Especially if I'm in the cold and not exercising. Her arms were actually in pain but that might
be coming for me.
I like the hot air balloons but don't think I will ever go up in one, not a fan of heights. We have a balloon and speedie
rally here. Speedie's are just chunks of meat they make sandwiches out of usually. Somehow it's supposed to be a
big deal for our area.
Sorry you have a death in your lives now Susan. Comes up to often. If we ever get to traveling again, I would prefer
to drive since we're retired and not in a hurry. Have thought about getting a RV and a truck to tow it. Really no reason
for us to be in the north first 3.5 months of the year.
Paul, my feet got to hurting and had to quit jogging again but was fun for the 3-4 months. I feel fortunate I was able
to jog again for a time. I can still walk fast so I don't get the impact on my feet, almost the same thing. Just about the
same speed, it's just less exercise. The dogs don't care one way or the other. Are you in another planned run today?
I didn't have the speed to be in those. Think it's a great thing to get exercise and usually raise money for a good cause.
Briefly got involved with our granddaughter but not much anymore.
Just looking over schematics of current repair job yesterday, upstairs at the dining room table with a mag glass. Looking
for the commands to enter the board I'm working on. Received the relays so might put a new one in soon.
Brother is in the hospital for his legs. Says his cats will run out of food today so guess I will head down tomorrow. He planned
on showing them his leg after his eye shots so should have dumped out a lot of cat food before he left. Guess some older people
stop thinking and planning. I have to try to put out enough food and water to last them a week. Not traveling down there every
couple days. To costly in time and money. Supposed to have liter boxes cleaned every day or so but they never do.
Cost of flights has gone up lots, don't think we ever will again. Don't enjoy it anyway. Airlines are always in the news for one problem
Glad we're all smoke free, glad we didn't continue on feeding the addition. So easy to let years pass in it. The flower girl from our
wedding probably died from smoking. So wrong to see your flower girl die. My mom was gone at 61 from smoking.
Have a great day and stay warm all. Look forward to Easter dinner.
Yes, Ernie, it was another planned run. My running probably not much faster than my fast waking, but I didn't hurt myself so that is all that matters. It was very windy before the race so cold waiting there. Great when moving, and the sun came out later.
I had never heard of the charity, but it was for lung cancer. Chase sponsors it to honor a former chairman who died of lung cancer. He never smoked. I read 15-20% of lung cancer victims never smoked. I wonder if most had some other type of exposure.
Good morning Paul. Glad your run went well. Going down to the farm this morn after I walk the dogs
and get ready. Replaced the relay in that unit yesterday, didn't think it would fix it and it didn't so continue
looking for the problem.
Fairly good weather until rain this evening. If it weren't so cold this morn I would consider riding my bike.
Only 27 right now and around 33 at 9 AM.
Enjoy the day, if 60 here. probably close to 70 there.
Good morning....April 5 already.....it might get up to 60 today.....in Connecticut....very cloudy tho......have a wonderful smoke free day
Good morning to Ernie, Paul and Kitty ,
A beautiful morning here in Avon Lake. Signs of Spring everywhere and oh my, the grass is so green! I’m looking out our kitchen window into the front perennial flower bed. I need to bring out my knee pad and get to work on all of the leaves that have gathered over the winter. This is a “must do” because I do not trust the workers from lawn care to rake over everything (including the tender young shoots that are buried).
What is everyone’s Easter plans? We will go to Mass at a German Catholic Parish in the city. An old church that I am fond of for holidays. Then, the youngest daughter and family will go to a nearby restaurant for brunch.
Lovely this morning, 70 degrees but strong storms are predicted for later. Have a blessed day everyone. Susan
Congrats on a successful run. So happy that you are smoke free and able to participate in such events. Yes, I had a close friend who passed from lung cancer but her husband was a chain smoker, so possibly exposure.
It truly is such an insidious habit. I can’t believe that I was so stupid to smoke for all of those years. But, what is in the past must stay there and I am so grateful that I found the Forum and was able to quit.
Finn not up yet (9:32 a..m.). A walk for sure this morning.
Dear Miss Kitty,
Wonderful signs of Spring here…my treasured forget-me-nots have multiplied. I just love the blue flowers. Wish they lasted all summer long.
I must gather up the leaves and debris from winter soon. Rain coming.
What are your Easter plans?