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Good morning Paul and all. Another cool morning at 29. I haven't jogged since 16, when arthritis
got to my feet. Can walk many miles but even then I put pain killer on my feet. I can get away without
it but not if I walk many miles every morning. There is almost no impact on the elliptical so haven't
been using it since last July. Except for the stint in the Army, the only jogging I did was around 2000
to 2016, took breaks once in a while because I was still smoking 2000 to 2007 and sometimes it seemed
pointless. I would go 4.5 miles, usually before work. Started taking our Britney dog with me in 2007
and then Cocoa dog later that year.
It seems strange to me to live in the city, I grew up on the PA farm, 3 miles from a small town. We had
a little larger towns 50 miles north and south of us that had discount stores like Town and Country or
Nichols. These days there's a Walmart about 10 miles from the farm The speed limit was increased to
50 mph on our old back road so people going to Walmart and other places fly down that old road 55 or
60. very dangerous for all the residents on the road. When I was a kid it wasn't unusual to not see a car
for and hour or two, now it's hard to cross the road without waiting for 5 cars or so to pass by. We usually
only went to those larger towns for Christmas shopping or to go to the amusement park once a year when
dad's company, Corning Glass, gave us all free tickets and a picnic meal. On rare occasion for shoes.
I never knew the banks left the city. I saw the 911 site when it was a big hole in the ground, during the clean
up I guess. I was on a company bus tour that we were getting training at in northern NJ. That would be strange
live in those buildings.
So Paul, do you jog in Central Park or on the concrete sidewalks? I would think concrete would do your feet in
after a couple years. Harder than pavement. When I was about 7 years into jogging I would still be using whatever
soft shoes I could find and ended up bruising my heels sometimes and had to take a break for couple months.
I finally started buying jogging shoes and eventually stayed on Brooks Addition shoes, think it was. Kind of weird
name for people jogging to partly fight an addition. Think they're changing over to a different name for them now.
I didn't know how important the running shoes were, started talking to others that were jogging. I still use them for
walking. I have some of their walking shoes but usually only wear them when it starts getting colder because they
don't breathe like running shoes.
I found a shorted diode in my 2 meter amplifier and changed it out along with it's companion diode. Just 1 amp
rectifier diodes, guess in that circuit they could cripple a 2000 volt power supply. Didn't get the amp all hooked
back up and try it out yet. I had some of the rectifier diodes in my parts.
Our refrigerator / freezer started leaking water a few days ago. We remember it doing this years ago but I didn't
take any notes and put them with the manual, very unusual. I really didn't find anything wrong this time. A lot of
ice melted into water off the freezer cooling coils while I was disassembling the ice maker, the panels, and lowering
the freezer door. In the end we are thinking the power interruptions during our 3 days without power caused a
ice build up. Not sure yet but seems likely, especially since I didn't leave any notes from last time. There's a second
fan, besides the one blowing across the coils with the compressor underneath the frig, directing air up towards the
refrigerator so guess these coils also cool the refrigerator also. Replace the control circuit board on it about 6 months
ago and a relay on the old circuit board about 5 years ago. Thing has been a little bit of a pain. Our previous frig lasted
25 years and only gave it away because the shelves were starting to rust. This one is now 15 years old but started going
bad at around 10 years old. They're getting lot more money for these too, around $2000 now I think. I left notes this
time on what on what we think was wrong.
About finished getting our garden tractor ready for the mowing season. I see I have the engine oil filter for my daughter's
tractor so I'm ready to get started on it soon. She has some larger branches down from the snow storm so need to take the
chain saw over to cut some of them.
Have a good day everyone. The north wind subsiding a little more here today so a little warmer. No jogging here but getting
tougher to cool the air around the elliptical. Wife doesn't like me closing the curtains and opening a window.
It's Saturday and wife and I have the weekend off! No overtime! Yipee!
Control board for GE frig/ freezer.
Good morning, everyone. The wind lessened here also. Pretty nice out.
Ernie, there is a jogging/bicycle path that goes around Manhattan called the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. It is about 33 miles (not that I get close to ever finishing it); and you can stay on it for 95+% of the time. There are a few spots that are not yet complete. An old building or a high cost to adding to the path. I am at the bottom end of the island, so I either go up the Hudson River, or East River depending on how the sun is shining, or wind blowing. Most of the path is asphalt paved or something that supposedly is easy on your feet. There is some concrete, but I walk that. Various parks jut out from the path so it's relatively tree-lined (by city standards).
Where I am the Hudson side is nicer, though it is also windier. If I'm up early I see many people fishing. I can't imagine eating a fish from that water. If you look closely the rivers are as dirty as you can imagine.
Enjoy the weekend,
Good morning Paul and all. 69 here today so probably will hit 70 and beyond. We tired the puppies
out yesterday and went out for stuff while they were sleeping in their kennel. Had to pick up prescriptions
for one thing. Much fewer prescriptions than I was getting but still a few. Was nice weather out. I have
to wear a baseball cap across the larger parking lots, to much sun for my head. Always have to be thinking
of health like these precancerous spots I get. Gone are the carefree days when health was in the back of
I only jogged 4.5 miles because usually I had to go to work afterwards. When walking was 7 to 10 miles. Much
harder to get the same exercise walking or riding bicycle. I think when the pups are ready they will keep my
walking speed at a pretty good clip. It quickly becomes one of the most important parts of my day and will risk
my life gladly to keep the dogs safe. I can hardly wait to get going again, I miss Brandy and Cocoa every day.
I see people jogging on pavement and worse concrete and wonder how they get away with it or how long will
they get away with it. Maybe some can get away with it indefinitely, I don't know. The effort put forward to go
jogging really made me feel good for the day, lucky I'm retired so I have the time to walk more time now. I have to
find my best route for walking along the roads with the least traffic and best shoulders. Also have some trouble
the mall walkers that moved their walking out here after the virus and think they're still here. They are a pain.
I will probably get started before daylight so that will eliminate the weaker people down the first road. If I want
to use the bike and walking paths I have to drive to them, don't really want to use our vehicles that much and increase
the maintenance on them.
I replaced the 2 rectifier diodes in the amplifier I'm trying to get working. After, I took some resistance measurements
to ground and they seemed way to low. So wrote them down and sent them off to a friend in NJ with the same
amp. Asked him to check them on his amp when he gets time. I'm afraid to power mine up, it might not burn up
the same diodes next time. Could take something out much more expensive. These little one amp diodes are
worth about one dollar. Much less if you buy a large amount of them. So the amp is on hold briefly.
I know a lot of people that fish throw them back, I imagine lots throw them back in the city. My mom used to take
us boys fishing when we were kids but I let it go after that. Just memories now of all the trouble our mom went to
for us. I do go hunting some years but it's tough to find a place. The farm I try to go to now, the man says ok but if
the wife sees my Baja there, she leaves a note not to hunt there. She only lets the next door neighbor hunt there.
Other places, it's hard to get in at all.
Wet snow storm still causing me work. Next door neighbor cut his tree down that was damaged badly and wants me
to see if the neighbor across the road will take in the branches for his chipper for mulch and larger pieces to burn, already
cleaned his lawn up once with help of his daughter and the other neighbor, didn't really plan on cleaning it up again. Also,
my daughter says she has branches to large to move so need to take the chain saw over there and cut them up. Then drag
them away into the brush. I'm still getting stuff ready to do the maintenance on daughter's mower for the season. She has
almost 4 acres and much larger lawn than we do.
Have a great day all. Nicer here today until the clouds move in late for the rain that's coming, late.
Pax, the retired police dog my daughter had. It's the anniversary of him dying today. We never knew his birthday.
I walked him most days at lunch time. Always had to be kept on a leash because of liability papers daughter had to sign.
Good morning Kitty. I imagine Brian is busy outdoors with the Spring weather.
Have a great day.
Good morning all....raining and 50 degrees already.....no agenda for us today....no outdoor stuff of course......our daughters DIL is having surgery for a brain tumor on her frontal lobe...they don't know if it is cancer or benign.....such scary stuff....and the wait is the worst part....will keep you posted....and she is only 30.....
Hey there, just wanted to say that Albums are coming up big on the collectors circuit. Some albums and album covers bring i some pretty big bucks depending on what you have and their condition. Check out some sites before letting them go. I wish I had hung onto my collection. Some people prefer the albums.
To an extent I think there is always some desire for retro things. I notice that divey and old bars have become popular with the very young. And my nieces frequently pull things from their grandmother's wardrobe to wear.
Be well all,
Good morning Paul, Anne, Kitty, and all. Starting to take the puppies for a walk around 5 AM. Still have to put
in one hour on the elliptical to get my Glucose down around 100. I have some albums from a store we have nearby,
also, a couple from my teen years. My wife has a collection of 45s from the 70s. She gave her brothers her albums
when we went into the Army and she thinks they sold them.
Probably go cut up some branches at my daughter's today when taking care of garbage. Still branches from wet snow
storm. They're to big for them to take care of.
Taking down my last garage tent. The tarp was ripping up. Wait to see if daughter wants the frame for a greenhouse.
It's bent a little from that 48" snowstorm we got Dec 2020.
Have a good day all. Our rain comes tonight into Wednesday morning.
that is it....I posted about my granddaughter in law having a brain tumor and surgery and she is only 30 and no one from here acknowledged it at all....so I will act like a spoil brat..and just leave or retire whatever you want to call it...it has been a bit more then 14 yrs....support was always here about life not just quitting smoking.......we must not be reading anymore....
Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday. Big congratulations to you though on for months smoke free! That's wonderful and it's great to see you staying active on the forum. I hope you celebrated this terrific milestone. You have a lot to be proud of. Again, big congratulations on both staying strong in your quit and on your achievement. You're doing great and I wish you all the best as you keep moving forward.
Have a great day.