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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1600630 views.

From: Kittyarnold


good afternoon Ernie and Susan....wonderful day here warm and sunny finally able to wear short sleeves all day....some outside time and usual stuff inside...shower is installed and some of the sheet rock is done now trying to find a shower liner which is long enough...all appear to be 72 and we need 74 at least....son and daughter are in Ohio on their way home from Iowa and visiting sons new grandson and our new great....so exciting but wish they lived closer  grandpa is such a baby lover....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Is nice weather, think humidity rises today.  Shower sounds great.

I got the leak in the pool fixed, lucky it usually takes a lot more time and effort. 

Grandkids and daughter were here last eve for pizza.  Daughter picked flowers off the

tree out in front of our bay window, using them for some recipe she has.  Most years

she just picked them for a pot at her house.   One of her sons was helping her separate the

petals.  Rest of us were playing a board game.

We're up early to walk because the day is starting out warm and humid.

I'm not good at sheet rock, think I will need to hire someone at the farm house when we do the

walls.  Will be trying to bring it out of the 60s - 70s so that my granddaughter or my grandson's

wives will like it in the next decade or two. 

Enjoy your short sleeve weather Kitty.



From: Kittyarnold


what kind of tree are being used...? and what is she making?  curious.....another beautiful sunny day....supposed to have clouds come and go...already 72   Brian is already outside doing more work (which he loves)  he has been up since 4:30....I am a little later as usual...LOL  hope your day is great....also what board game do you play?


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  They are a small tree or large bush / shrub.

Lylac.  Daughter is big on organic stuff, I try a little that she does.

I closed off the underwater lights in the pool to stop the leaks.  If they had put

the electric lines through conduit I could have replaced them.  I had to get the

6 screws aligned through six layers into the wall and could only see the first three

layers.  I was very stressed out afterwards.  We had the pool installed in 1989 and

we didn't know.  We were mostly concerned about water drainage around the pool

so it didn't get to the pool or our basement. 

Was taking my Monte Carlo SS to the farmers market Saturday morning and the

exhaust came apart from the header pipe.  I got it back together with thread lock

in the afternoon.

Have a good day, we're in the cool down days here.


  • Edited May 23, 2021 9:44 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Kittyarnold


but what is the tree and what is she making?


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Cool down now.  Probably going down into

PA to the farm today.  She is using blossoms off the Lylacs to make

syrup and something else I forget.  She came over last night to get

some more.  She has to sit for hours and take the blossoms off.

Still hope to rebuild the farm house and build up the horse farm for

my kids and grands, will be the last big project of my life, I think.

The board game we play is Sequence.  My father in law makes a

large version of the board that doesn't fold up.  He first made them

in the 90s but we lost ours so he recently made a new one for us.

Our basement flooded sometimes so that's probably what happened

to it.  We lost a large family picture on canvas down there I remember.

Wife said one of our daughters stored it down there.

Brandy goes back to the bedroom often now and lays on a bed I made

for her on the floor.  She probably knows she is going.  We don't know if

it's pain or she just wants to be alone.  I try to get her to not jump up on

the bed because the tumor goes halfway through the bone and the leg

bone could snap.

Enjoy the day.


  • Edited May 24, 2021 5:48 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Kittyarnold


Hello  we are having a lovely sunny day...cooler then it has been but still nice.....having MIL over for dinner this evening...simple rotisserie chicken, rice, salad and veggie....and she will leave  early....the syrup sounds interesting and time consuming  hope Brandy is comfortable...


From: Kittyarnold


and the dinner was great and MIL and her daughter (SIL) left and the evening is lovely and quiet....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Glad you had a peaceful eve.  I did ok on the farm.

Mowed the lawn, took care of all the kitty liter bins, and unclogged the vaccuum

cleaner.  It's nice to see the places where I grew up.  I tend to hotrod my car

and bike more there, need to get over that.

Brandy is doing well.  They were going to have her come in Wednesday for the

second intravenous pain killer but she is doing well.  Was supposed to be 2-3

weeks and making it 1.5 weeks because the Dr is going to be out Memorial Day

week.  Will see what they say.  Think we need to go to 3 weeks or June 7.

Gotta go get my Subaru inspected this morning after our walk.  Rebuilt the right

rear brake that was failing so it should breeze through.  It's the half car, half truck,

I bought when we stopped smoking back in 07.  It's getting old.

Have a good day.



From: Kittyarnold


wow I never responded yesterday....sorry.....we are supposed to get up to the 90's today....sunny partly....at the moment but expecting a big storm later...may not be too bad for us in the northern part.....and it is really 14 yrs. for me not until July  .....hard to believe....another Pt visit this morning.....the pain might be a little less then it has been....wouldn't it be nice to be pain free?  have a good day