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From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty, Susan, Paul, and all.  Warm mornings and days, love it.  A little warmer in NYC than

out here but still love it.  The ocean heat doesn't reach 175 miles inland.  We get lake effect snow from

almost the opposite direction.  The meteorologist says we even get rain off the lakes.

I'm sad to hear Kitty's old home is so broken apart.  I still remember when Kitty had all the windows

replaced with hurricane windows.  Most likely some of Kitty's paintings on the walls and floors were


Kitty, I remember back in 07 and 08 when this forum and stopping were all new.   Very painful but every

day was an adventure into our new world.  I stopped smoking so many times, like many, but my longest

was 11 months if I remember right.  Had a run in with a corrupt manager, there were many of them in

the industrial electronics industry. 

Wife finished her second surgery, this one was much rougher than the first but hopefully the result is good.

We go back in for a check up early this morning.  Her eye feels like there's something in it but will go away,

hope.  A nights sleep can make all the difference with an eye, as we all know from all our years on this earth.

I got disgusted with my dental group, will change to my wife's if I go back.  I was supposed to get cleanings

for a $10 copay but they wanted $20 with the cleaning and exam separate charges.  They told me that wasn't

it, so called my insurance company and they said it was the reason.  Dentist office said the finance office would

call me back but never did.  Then from my xrays they said a nerve had changed in one tooth and it needed a root

canal and crown.  I didn't have it done and the next time they tried to schedule the procedures and a payment plan

since my insurance didn't cover it.  I called back to get the name they said was wrong with my tooth,  didn't tell

me and again no call back.  Tooth is still good with no problem and no pain.  Red flag is getting bigger and brighter.

I can't believe a doctor way high in the 6 figures would be trying to get more money on unnecessary payments

from older patients along with damaging good teeth.  Probably a common thing.

I'm sure everyone is enjoying the good weather.  I finished cutting up the dead tree in the back lawn yesterday

and will move all the pieces across the road when the lawn dries a little.  Another tree fell exactly where I wanted

it with no damage to anything, sorry we lost the tree though. 


Sanibel Island


From: Kittyarnold


Thanks Ernie...many good times and memories on that porch...I understand that Ian took it off the house....


From: Susan1206


Hi everyone,

Thanks for posting the pictures. We had the pleasure of visiting one year.  It was Paradise.

There should be regulations in place for price gouging.  I feel that seniors should be given a break for medical treatment including dental work.

I hope your wife’s eye is better today.  

Warm and sunny here.

Halloween was fun with my granddaughter.

Having great difficulty with getting it to post!!!


From: JavaNY


Yes, a beautiful day. Supposed to hit 75 here this weekend. Somewhat scary. 

You need to have a dentist you trust. Anyone really, doctors, mechanics, electricians. We are paying for their expertise, and everything becomes more expensive technology advances. But it's not good to feel cheated.

I voted today. Polls are open 11 days in NY. I can see being open the Saturday before for people who need to work, but 11 days seems excessive. Hardly anyone there.


From: JavaNY


The head does look real.

An ex-girlfriend loved haunted houses. But I never found them scary because I knew we were going into one and it wasn't real. 


From: Susan1206


It is scary to me.......but then I am from the Midwest.  Your door and steps look inviting.  Did you have any children come looking for candy?   LOL    Susan


From: Susan1206


I voted via mail...... wondering if people are watching that TWO first-class stamps are needed to mail,  There may be many envelopes that end up in some dead-end box.    Conspiracy theory?   Hm... Laughing out loud.  These days, everyone thinks there is a conspiracy theory one way or the other....



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Sorry if your paintings were destroyed.  Looks like a lot of tedious work.  Looks

like something to be proud of.

Love this November weather.


  • Edited November 3, 2022 3:25 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  My plan didn't have dental work included until this year, just preventative with copay.

But thing is it looks like they were going to destroy a good tooth to make money, time will tell.  It's been a year

or more, still no problems with the tooth they said had a problem in the xrays.  They submitted $1600. charge

to my insurance company.  They've started closing Wednesdays from lack of work and patients, I guess.  I don't

have that many real teeth to lose one for profit. 

Cute picture.  I have some new pictures of grands on the pumpkin farm but on my phone. 

We went in yesterday for wife's check up.  They said there was a scuff on her eye and covered it with a temperary

contact so eyelid didn't constantly rub against it.  Scuff is a word for a cut or wound that's healing, I think.  Temperary

contact comes out Friday.  Wife said felt like something in her eye or like it had just been poked with a finger or something.

So now feels better. 

Hope your day is good.