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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 2008624 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul.  I should get down to the mall and vote early.  Might avoid long lines on election day.

I would love there not being any other voters there and just walk through. 

The dental cleaning lady said my sonicare toothbrush is keeping my teeth clean so I probably won't bother

with dentist office for a while.  I hadn't for years before that, except for the free events they have once a year

and they're very long lines very early in the morning with 200 people in a line.  They did xrays so I probably

can't get them covered by insurance for 3 years or so now. 

Didn't get much done yesterday.  We went and got my wife's prescription eye drop, along with some other supplies.

We got a little rain so letting the lawn dry before I make about 20 trips through it with the backhoe removing pieces

of the tree.  I tried to save that tree.  I couldn't hear the beetles inside it anymore after I sprayed it a few times,

back in July 2021.  Was to late, only a small part of the tree survived on the side away from the house.  Wife would

have planted that and the other pine tree that died around 1980.  Still have 3 of them left.  One is a little weak, smaller

and the needles were off color a little.  I put those food steaks down in the ground around it.  I have another pack of

them for it.  The other two are huge, around 70 feet high and spread out. 

Was the month Brandy died I was trying to save that pine tree in July, 2021.  That's how I remember the time.  Miss

Brandy and the tree.

Woke early and hope to get back to sleep for a while.

Great weather, hope all are enjoying it.


Pine tree back in 2021.

Our Brandy.


From: JavaNY


That picture wasn't my building, I saw it as I walked about. But not many children came trick or treating where I am. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul.  40 here this morn, pretty warm for November.  I did get down for

early voting on our way out of town.  Was great, only two people in front of me, instead

of 50 or 100 like there usually is in an important election.  I was in and out.  We went on

a picnic yesterday, first of this year.  A place a little over an hour away, close to my original

hometown.  Had the whole picnic area to ourselves, just joggers and cyclists around.  I took

the pups for a walk up and down the creek and up and down the mountain after I got the

charcoal going and hamburgers on. 

They say the pine they're using for Rockefeller Center is around 90 years old, hate to see a tree

that old killed but guess it's done every year.  Tree was sorta big the day I was born.  On the

part of the mountain above us there's a large pine the previous owner put a deer hunting stand

in and the tree had grown around it, so the current owner cut the tree down.  Could've used a saws

all with a battery to cut the deer stand out of it.  That tree could've been older than me also, was very


I will probably clean up that dead tree I cut down today, lawn has had time to dry.  Grandson said he

will help me, look forward to spending some time with him. 

Wife has to go to eye clinic today to get that contact removed they protected that healing cut with.  Things

should be all good with that eye now, except it takes a while for it to completely heal.

Kids stopped holloweening here in the 80s.  Think the poison tylonal scare stopped everyone in our lifetimes.

I'm certain everyone is enjoying all the nice days here in November.



From: JavaNY


Best wishes to your wife, Ernie. Yes, I imagine this type of procedure takes some to heal.  Not like you can place a bandage on it. 

I read 125 million people visit the Rockefeller Center tree each year. Hard to imagine that many. It's up 40 days, 3mm daily. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul.   56 here this morn.  It's the morning I'm supposed to see how the pups

behave out on the road.  Good time to switch back to the road.  Someone has a game camera

up to check on deer and I walked us right into it.  I'm sure they don't like people and dogs walking

through their game field.  Already changed our route once because of the leaves fallen and becoming

visible to houses.  Plan on leaving at 4:15 same as months ago.  Will certainly be dark the whole

walk this morning, not sure about tomorrow with the clocks being set back, should be.

Oh no, math at 3 AM, 3million x 40 days = 120 million.  smile

I got almost all of that tree cleaned up and moved, still lots of little brush because a good majority of

the tree was dead and crunched when hitting the ground.  Neighbors chipper isn't running to turn it

into mulch for his garden so he's burning it.  Will owe him a favor for this.  This is the end of my tree

cutting for now,  My old chain saw needs the blade put back on and sharpened and the newer one

will need the blade sharpened. 

Need to get out on my bike before the weather slams shut on bike riding.  Also, the insurance ends

on the SS on the 14th.  We should get out for a second picnic for the year too.

It's great so many people have the Christmas spirit to come to Rockefeller Center to see the tree, just

to bad the 90 year old tree has to die.  Guess many millions of trees die for Christmas every year.  I used

to cut one every year.  Was exciting to go over to our woods and cut a tree when I was a kid.

Wife's check up and protector contact removal went well.  She had 20-25 in the other eye and 20-20 in

this eye so very good tests.  She loves being able to see well to drive and with no glasses or contacts.

Hope all are still enjoying the great weather.  70 and cloudy most of the day here today.


I know, haven't even done Thanksgiving yet.  grinning


From: JavaNY


Good morning, all. Another beautiful day.

I read 33mm Christmas trees are cut down annually in the US and 55mm in Europe.  But 3-7 Billion trees are cut down from deforestation. And Christmas trees mostly come from farms, so they are replanted. 

In the city tree stalls pop up everywhere after Thanksgiving. You need a license to sell anything on the street (not that everyone complies) but there is an exception for Christmas trees in December. When I was younger it was mostly young Canadian guys who drive down with 100 trees to sell. I'd talk hockey with the ones near my apartment. But now it seems to be people from everywhere.  Two 12-hour shifts for the month. They'd rent apartments with a dozen sellers. Can't be much fun but I guess the money is good. 


From: Kittyarnold


our temp is 70.....quite warm for Nov......hope everyone's day is great  thinking of you all....


From: JavaNY


Yes, quite warm. Probably not the best for the marathon runners. I think they prefer 50s.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty and Paul.  Cool down today, cold front came through yesterday but did ride

my bike down to the PA farm and rode around my old home town.  Think my battery is going,

had trouble starting once and again when I tried after getting home.  Have to look at my records,

this battery seemed to last years past the others.  I got light rain as leaving our town but that was

it, lots of sunshine during the day.

Lots of movies that include Christmas tree street vendors, picking one out and working there.  I've

never bought one off a lot on the street.  Always cut one or bought an artificial.  We've been using

artificial ones for many decades.  One of our daughters like to get real ones. 

I went into my brothers old home on the farm trying to find stuff her wants to rescue.  Found one

of his old ammo boxes full of shotgun shells so worth $200 to 300 I think, 8 boxes,  He's looking for

some other rare rounds he bought once but I haven't found it,  Thief might have gotten them. 

Hope everyone is doing well, think today is 50s and sunny.  Still pretty good.  Supposed to be high

in the 30s next Sunday and chance of snow. 



From: Susan1206


Good morning to Kitty, Ernie and Paul,

A rather picture perfect day here by the shore of Lake Erie.  Many leaves have fallen from the trees and are blowing across the street and lawns.  I would imagine, sooner than later, the HOA crew will come to clean them up.  I am not troubled by then ~ it's quite picturesque.

A balmy 54 degrees and sunny.  Finn loves to recline for hours on our patio ~ sleeping and basking in the sunshine.  I would imagine with his fur coat, he likes the cool air.  I have an appointment before Christmas for his bath and haircut ~ 

My Granddaughter came home with her new miniature goldendoodle named Willow this week-end.  She spotted two ticks and they had him bathed and combed at a Vet here in Bay Village.  I never realized that ticks show up so vividly on an all white dog that looks like a mop!  

Halloween items are being put aside and only the Fall corn, and decorations will remain until December.  Our beautiful flocked Christmas tree (lit) had a string and a half of lights that did not work last Christmas.  So.....any advice.... Guess we will CUT all of the lights out and just use regular small white lights.  Reminder to self:  NO MORE pre-lit trees.

That's all the gossip here.  Hope everyone is having a lovely day.  Wanted Philadelphia to win.  Sad face.