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From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

I feel so sad for the birds and chipmunks who visit my bird feeder.  I found an old tin pie plate in the garage and filled it its cool water.  It didn’t take long before the small birds were drinking and splashing in it.  Made my heart happy.  So hot ehre

How is Belle?


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  65, another warm morning but the cold front is supposed to come through

today with storms, around evening.  So will be very humid today.

Belle seems to be improving but still getting blood smudges on the blanket she lies on.  So back for more tests

Thursday, today.  More blood tests then maybe more xrays to make sure she didn't get something in her throat

or sinuses. 

Today is the day Princess, Cocoa's mom, died in 2015.  Miss her and still love her today.  She was such a loving


Granddaughter didn't get into the Excelsior tuition program yet so another tuition payment goes out.  Glad she's

back in college but wish she had applied in the program long ago, applications open since May.

Parts came for bike so switched over to work on it for our last 90 degree day, though today is 88 and humid.  It's

all the parts I need and is almost ready for a test run. 

Still working on getting transmission pressure and temperature gauges into the SS.  Thinking about an override

switch and an indicator light for the cooling fan. 

Belle turns around about a half hour early on our walks but seems to love them.

Colorado sounds great Susan.  Rode through there on a bike about 18 years ago, was pretty.  Didn't have the time

to stop and look around. 

Enjoy the day all.  I get into the pool every day to enjoy the end of Summer.



From: JavaNY


Stay cool kids. Enjoy Colorado, Susan. I've never been there.

Headed to my office. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  Not going to work this morn.  Rain today and for the next few days but doesn't look

like our walk is washed out.  Storms arrived here at 4:30 last eve. 

Finished putting bike back together and it test drove good.  Except for a gas leak, so took the float bowl off the

#4 carburetor and adjusted the float a little.  Slowed leak down but didn't stop.  Have to put a fitting in them

in the bowl drains with a flex tube to see where the level is.

Belle went in for another blood test, get the results today.  She seems improved but still not well.

Have a great day all.


  • Edited September 8, 2023 2:50 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60


Morning all.  Belle seems to be improving but don't get results of new tests until Monday. 

Got the Bow Tie kit from CA, partly installed, still don't know if it will work.  Hoping.  Got

the sensor installed for the pressure gauge and harness routed up to center console.  Have

to have that gauge active when the new transmission is run so doesn't get burned up. 

Have a good chance of rain for next 5 days, was lucky yesterday, no rain until after dark.

Glad I got the lawn mowed before another rainy period.

Enjoy the day and weekend all.



From: JavaNY


I'm glad Belle seems to be better, Ernie. Hope for the best.

I was in a friend's bar last night. Two German Shepherd mixes (I think) were inside. Well behaved, each had a bowl of water. Not sure that is allowed, but nobody complained.

Still humid here.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  63 here this morn and looks like the rain will hold off until 9, so we

get to walk.  After 9, looks like rain most of the day.  Will try to fit some work between the rain


Got the new geometry installed and adjusted for the most part on the SS.  It's not perfect and some

parts don't fit at all.  I didn't see how they were going to do it short of magic but they're the only show

in town for my pro flo 1 fuel injection system.  Glad I didn't buy a transmission from them, don't deliver

what they promise.  So starting to wrap up many details surrounding the main problem.  Should be finished

sometime soon unless more unforeseen problems.  I will be glad to be monitoring the transmission pressure

and temperature from now on.  Wife and I need a vacation.  smile  Between these projects, the dogs being sick,

granddaughters college problems, and one of our daughters having problems, we are drained.

I haven't been in a bar for a long time but dogs are accepted more and more, notice because I'm one of the

humans that love them, right up there with human children. 

Speaking of vacations, Susan must be gone to Colorado or getting ready.  Safe and happy I hope. 

We didn't get Belle's test results until Monday, not sure why.  She is much happier and seems much better.  Was

concerned we would never see that again and still can't relax to much.

Much cooler days but now rain.  Think still heat waves across the country.  Supposed to be above average temps

here second half of September but that might not be that high.

Enjoy the day, glad to be fairly healthy and going along.



From: JavaNY


GM Ernie,

I was out around 8:00 and it was nice, but I was caught in some thunderstorms. Dripping wet now, so time for a shower.

Peace to all,



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Paul and all.  Completely rained out this morn, been raining for hours and forecast to be

for hours more.  Elliptical for me this morn.  Rain on and off until late Wednesday. 

Yesterday worked on SS.  Got the transmission cooling fan override switch mounted and wired up.  Also

mounted and wired up a LED to indicate when the fan is on weather by the switch or thermostat.  Then

wired up the transmission temperature sensor to it's gauge.  Still have to wire up the power sources to

the pressure and temperature gauges. 

Was a little girl on one of the neighboring farms when I was growing up, 7 years younger than me.  She

just died from MS.  Last time I saw her was in the 70s helping her dad on his cattle truck.  Actually saw

her and her husband at a distance later, both driving their tractors.  They bought a farm that I had worked

on when I was young.  They both had other jobs besides the farm.  I see she had a daughter and grandkids. 

Was always happy when I saw her.  Sad, she had a beautiful life other than the MS.

Hope it doesn't rain during the day so I can get more done.

Have a great day all.  I was out when it started raining yesterday but got stuff covered and taken care of and

didn't really get wet.



From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Just a short “hi” and much to do.  Packing….can’t find my glasses (always a problem) getting Finn’s travel bag ready for boarding ~ something I don’t like to do!

Keep the faith ~ I will hopefully enjoy the plane ride and Denver