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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 2009822 views.

From: Kittyarnold


good morning....love the picture....today I went for fasting blood work (just annual one).....so up at 6 and there at 7 and only now having my second cup of coffee.....no other agenda as of yet....yes I do live a rather boring life but it works for me...


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  It's our snowy stormy morning.  My brother has an eye appointment in

Sayre, PA but he has a friend taking him from there.  It's 7 hours driving for me on dry roads,

would be 12 hours or more this morning. 

I have fasting blood work every 6 months, they make it 3 months if a diabetic gets to high A1C.

Have one in March but my blood work is so good I barely need the tests.  This is the last year I

won't have to pay anything, don't know if I will bother next year.  I test myself every morning

after exercise, so I know about where I am at Glucose.  I never get any surprises anymore.  I've

been at this for almost 9 years.

I do have my annual sonogram of my Aortic stent next month also.  That isn't just fasting, can't

even have a sip of water in the morning because of the air it puts in my stomach. 

We live our lives the way we want them.  I'm glad you and Brian are happy.  The pictures are my

grandsons in years past.  Before I know it they won't want to come over to their old gradparents

house with their mom, two are already teenagers.  The 13 year old boy still wants to go visit his

great grandparents when we go soon.  Even though they aren't always nice to them, he knows they're

getting very old and don't always mean what they say.  They have a lifetime of helping all their kids

and grandkids.

We went out in the car and picked up prescriptions and other stuff yesterday.  We had mushroom

cheeseburgers at a diner.  I can't do that very often but it's really nice to eat out with my wife, she's

so great.  I don't think my life would have been much without her.  We had pizza with daughter and

grands last eve, all three grands showed up again.  I had some pieces of sausage, no pizza, and gave

most of the sausage pieces to the dogs.

Supposed to snow until 11 AM this morning so doubt we will go anywhere, snow removal later on.

I think I've seen enough snow for this season.  I have another idea to try on my amplifier so I should

look into that during the storm. 

Have a great day there.



From: Kittyarnold


we won't be going anywhere today at least not now....sleet and some snow....very bad roads.....some of our towns are posting that they will open at noon....never heard that before....so making some homemade bread ....raisin to be exact....in the bread machine....hope your day is good....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Sounds like the same weather we had.  So I only did snow removal

yesterday.  Our vehicles didn't move either but are cleaned off ready to go.  We were lucky

the ice was on top of the snow, easier to clean up.

My mother in law makes homemade bread, only person I know that does besides you. 

I never got to working on that amplifier, besides the snow removal guess I'm tired of

working in the cold basement.

Wife cleaned house while I was out shoveling.  Maybe get to that amp today. 

Have a good day.



From: Kittyarnold


I probably wouldn't bake bread if it wasn't done in the machine....it takes almost all day to do homemade from scratch...I might have already said my Mom used to make homemade bread from scratch and sold in a small local grocery store....she did that for a couple of years....we supplied 25 lb bags of flour every couple of weeks and got our bread for free...pretty nice and we were feeding 8 people daily....today the temp was 9 when I got up and it is clear and sunny...no demands on our time.....jigsaw puzzle is in the works.....hope your day is wonderful....and you too Susan....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Hope Susan is enjoying her vacation also.  Weather seems

to have calmed.  Looks like we will go north to visit wife's parents later this week.

Wife and I also had large families, many large families back then.  As far as I know

the family I grew up in always bought Stroehmann bread.   I didn't know my grandmas,

My dads mom was in another town briefly but I didn't ever talk to her.  I never knew

there was a machine to make bread.  We did have a kitchen cabinet that had a compartment

with a shoot for flour.  Mom made strawberry shortcake and must have been lots of other

bread type things with all that flour.  Could be bread also in the early years, my older sister

and oldest brother were practically a different generation, gone before I knew it.

I went and got hamburger at the farmers market yesterday, then stopped at the leather shop

and got a new wallet and leather conditioner.  I also stopped at the Harley Davidson dealership

but just looked.  Their bikes are marked up way over the price of bikes on the internet but nice

to look at.  Only new Harley I ever got was a 93 Dyna Wide Glide but sold it after a layoff, few years

later.  Really liked that bike.  I had a 89 Heritage Soft Tail for a while before that but it vibrated to much.

Wife and I went out later to JC Penny store and a Southwestern Indian type store.  I was looking for

a Beige Indian leather jacket but they don't sell them, neither does the leather shop where I got my new

wallet.  Guess I would have to buy one on the internet if I get one.  Difficult to buy clothes on the internet

especially if you're trying something different. 

Wife's mom makes bread from scratch, I loved it but not good for diabetes so I don't make a point of

getting it anymore. 

The analysis and repair I do is a lot like a jigsaw puzzle.  Our days are really great, I realize how rich I am.

Wife's cataracts are getting worse but they wanted $14,000 to fix them before she's old enough for medicare,

which is later this year.

Have a good day.


2014 Harley-Davidson® FXDWG - Dyna® Wide Glide® in Cocoa, FLDyna Wide Glide


From: Kittyarnold


Good morning Ernie...34 sunny degrees today....our kids (grown ups) are doing a planned potluck supper here this evening.....I was told not to make a thing....just set the table for 9.looking forward to this....will let you know  how it goes....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Glad you got some time with your kids.  We plan on visiting the only parents

we have left Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Also, we get to see Brandy's sister and her friend
while we're there.  Looks like it will be in the 40s and some sun. 

Worked on my transistorized burned out amp yesterday, no fix yet.  Big news is I found a guy in Texas

that is modifying a tube amplifier like the one I bought a while back.  He can use the box inside it to

get to the frequency he wants to be on and I need the RF box in his to get to the frequency I need to

be on to communicate with my brother.  Will take some time and work but it's inside my skills and his.

Big break through and only costs me some shipping. 

We did get that quick snow squall last night and they got it up north where we will be traveling Thursday

but should be melted by then. 

Today is grocery day for us and I will be looking to get a haircut maybe today, Spring is coming. 

Have a good day.


Wifes parents

Brandy's sister, Dixie, left, and her friend Charlotte, right.


From: Kittyarnold


I thought I responded to this but my computer came back from its repair and Brian set it back up for me...some of the stuff didn't make it back.....pictures are great.....34 sunny degrees  here at the moment....supposed to get up in the 40's here....but still stuck in the house....waiting for spring...Brian is making homemade chicken stew.all I asked was please get out the Crock pot....and he just started it all....(he has been up since 4:30) ...we call it stew cause it ends up having so much in it...hope everyone has a wonderful smoke free day....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  A little snow this morning and won't melt today, high is 24 degrees.

Glad you got your computer back.  Mine has a problem with it's initial connection to the

internet, after that works fine.  I can remember when we just used computers in the house,

connecting to AOL was something strange we tried once in a while.  It wasn't anything like it

is today anyway.  Back in the 80s.  Oh, and mine has variable speed fans and when it gets to

warm the fans go to loud high speed.  That started happening when wife was playing a farm

game she used to play but the warm processor chips never went away.  I mounted a couple

cooling fans inside but they only help some.

We took my wife's newer car to the dealer yesterday because the seat heater started coming

on by itself again.  They had to send the computer data away so it didn't get fixed yet.  While

waiting for the car we went to the Humane Society and adopted two puppies so now we have

a much larger family and lots of work to do.  I will probably remove the bedspreads from the

bed that my mom made for a year because they're irreplaceable.  The ones I put on there won't

be junk but will be store bought.  I put up gates to two bedrooms so the doors can be open while

the puppies run free.  We can't keep running from room to room very long.  I put bungee cords

on the gate doors so they close by themselves.  Main things are they might not want to sleep at

night and we have to teach them to go to the bathroom outdoors.  So if we can't keep them quiet

at night, my mother in law wants us to skip the visit.  We were going to pick them up after our visit

north but the Humane Society is afraid they will get sick from being in the kennel with all the other

dogs, they are a transport from Georgia so they wouldn't be killed for lack of room at the kennels

in the south.

I found a guy in Texas that is trying to do the opposite that I'm doing with my tube amplifier.  So we

are trading the RF decks from our amplifiers, saving us months of work and lots of money.  So shipped

mine to Texas and his is on it's way here.  Only thing is I don't know if the tube in mine is good until I

get the whole amplifier working, new tubes are about $800.00.  Will see.  I will get it Friday night but a

days work before I have it running.  Snowing like crazy right now, can see it in the cameras next to me.

Supposed to be warm this weekend so maybe you will get outside.  We had chicken tonight, wife coats

them with flour and eggs, then fries them in olive oil. 

I woke at 3 AM last two mornings, will get back to normal soon, I hope. 

Enjoy the day Kitty.


Tube amplifier I'm working on, will make it easy to talk to my brother on 2 meter ham radio.