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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 2091140 views.

From: Susan1206


Good morning, dear Sensational Senior friends ~

A sunny but chilly day here by the shore of Lake Erie ~ 53 degrees from the Weather Channel.  

The order of the day will be a quest to purchase a new bird feeder.  I believe our feeder was only three years old….repaired at least once.  One of the pesky starlings took it down a day ago.  The birds are distraught without the feeder and I’ve taken to a space on the ground to scatter their seed.  Chuck and Henrietta (our two duck friends) still visit and the Baltimore Orioles are plentiful.  We are now seeing our yellow Finch at Jim’s feeder but alas…..no hummingbirds!

So, my friends, I hope that you all have a wonderful smoke-free day.  I did see a neighbor who appears to walk miles each day with his wife who was using oxygen in the car.  Perhaps that is why he walks to ward off any repercussions of smoking……



From: JavaNY


It warmed up here to low 70s. It's been cooler, which I like, the past week. 

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. I have nothing eventful planned.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  Think I posted yesterday morn, must have left the page without hitting post.

Our bird feeder is empty for the Summer.  Bears starting to move into our area.  We are seeing some Humminbirds

around wife's flowers.  We have a hummingbird feeder but don't keep up the maintenance on it.  We have a bird

house in the pool area with a family of Bluebirds in it.  The pups won't leave it alone so probably move it just outside

the pool area after these babies fly away.  We still have trouble with snakes around the pool area.  This is the first

year of that since we put the pool in back in 1989.  I moved another one away last eve.  Think they come in, even with

the dogs barking at them, for water.  I feel a little bad for them.  Don't know why they're here this year.

Think we're going up to the mid 70s today and into the 80s for the next 7 days.  I'm working on tuning the SS computer

control for fuel mixture and timing advance.  Battery went dead again so I lost everything.  It's better than it was but

still spark knocking so a long ways from right.  Think I let the glove box light stay on and ran the battery down when I

was installing the stereo system with it's speakers, wire harness, and stereo.  Looked it up and the glove box light is 0.82

amps, so would run the battery down given time.  I will probably put a trickle charger on it Winters from now on.  Even

with my notes it's difficult to get the programming right.  Should've made better notes, will try this time. 

Finally went out and got my free Veteran's Day dinner, think it's been 6 months.  There was a guy behind us using his

before it expired also.  Ran into a coworker I worked with for about 12 years, he didn't go back as a temp either.  Said

the place got even worse after I left but think he just started getting treated like an older person like most.  They aren't

as careful how they treat you when they know you're nearing retirement.  He seemed happy retired.  At least we both

made it.  Wife and I are enjoying our retirement.

Pretty much have the ordered parts installed on pool and garden tractor, both running good.  Think the tractor we paid

$2400 for would be over 5k now.  I would buy a deck for the diesel for $2500.  A very heavy duty tractor that will easily

outlast me.  Our Craftsman is light duty in comparison and has run 27 years already.  I saw a garden tractor in the John

Deere dealership for $14k, you believe it?  Bigger than my Craftsman but still.  Guess it's a sign I'm getting older.  The pool

isn't leaking again this year.  I never figured out where we were losing the water, underground somewhere.  I bought steel

rings and closed off the underwater lights.  The bulbs were expensive and didn't last well anyway.  Installed new gaskets in

the outputs and skimmer.  Think I installed a new main drain gasket when we changed the liner.  Was leaking for many years

and this is the second year it hasn't.  I have a level control now, we can use if we go on vacation someday.  Keeps the water

at the level it's set at. 

Finn is something, sad he lost his playmate.  I still have trouble with the pups on our walks.  Taking off after everything in

spite of traffic, like horses or anything else.  Belle constantly picks up little sticks and chews them up, I'm afraid they are

going to injure her or worse. 

I got hired at the last job in my career after this holiday weekend and retired right after it also.  17 years there, almost to

17 years of not smoking.  6 years since retirement now.  smile

Have a good day all.  Woke a little early this morn.



From: Susan1206


From the shore of Lake Erie, 25 miles west of Cleveland, I wish all of you a very happy and fun Memorial Day week-end.   Love, Susan and Finn.

  • Edited May 27, 2023 3:17 pm  by  Susan1206

From: Susan1206


Congratulations on almost 17 years of being free of the nicotine.  It was a horrible addiction, one which I am proud to say that I conquered.  We were all blessed to have found the Forum and the friendships we have made here.

Hugs to all.   Susan


From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Sometimes it is just very nice to kick back and not have anything of importance to do.  Finn and I are taking advantage of this beautiful day ~ sunny, just perfect with a temperature of 64 degrees.  We have taken to the patio and are watching our new bird feeder……our small feathered friends are checking the new one out!

Happy Memorial Day week-end.   Susan


From: Susan1206


Finn had his yachting cut yesterday (looks a bit shorn) but he will feel so much cooler this summer!!  I hope you and your family have plans this week-end.  Bronwen lost her first tooth yesterday and Daddy was out of town so I was invited over to spend the night.  Too fun

Happy Memorial Day.  Susan


From: Susan1206


Dear Kitty,

Hope you are enjoying this week-end.  Beautiful weather here.  Finn and I are enjoying the patio.  Jim’s brother is coming over for dinner ~ so best I get cooking…… LOL.  Susan

Had a very nice day today with my sister and mom. Lunch at Apple B’s, visited the cemetery and spent an hour or so at the fire pit at my house. Many closed streets for parades, so lots of detours. Tried to send a picture but it didn’t work. To all~~enjoy Memorial Day and all the family togetherness. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  48 here, about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday morning.  Finn looks comfy.  Hope he has

a great Summer.  Our Chloe and Belle have short hair. 

I don't have any plans for the weekend either but it's nice weather and we're enjoying it.  We cleaned off the table

in the pool area yesterday, it's gotten piled up with stuff.  I need to scrub it with a brush. 

Think I have the SS running half way decent, can tweek it as the Summer goes by.  Will drive it down to the farm

Wednesday.  Supposed to mow the area where brother is going to bury his wife's ashes.  Have the Allis Chalmers

and it's brush hog so will be fairly easy.  I will go down a few days later when they actually do the funeral but isn't

a formal funeral, just a burial.  Will ride the bike then, can't afford to take the SS down that often, burns a lot of 

premium gas.  I will probably mow the lawn around the farm house with the little John Deere, will take a while.

I just sent my daughter a happy anniversary card for her 15th year of not smoking, she quit about 13 months

after me.  Happy for her, she had a stroke in her 20s, doesn't need the poison smoke in her life.  

Hope Kitty has her treatment plan in place and works well.

Have a great day all.