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Susan1206

From: Susan1206

4/30/20

Hi Cherie ~

Still grey/gray sky here in Avon Lake.  I'm thinking it's the big cloud that hangs over Lake Erie until June.  More rain expected.  We've had so much.  I tried to move the mulch around my perennials but didn't get that far.  I made it through all of the border of mystery lillys on the outside....but soon found that I was tired.   Considering I could work outside for hours and hours at a time, I guess that means that "age" has caught up with me.

Another trip to Lowe's (with mask and gloves).  Dislike the idea that many are not wearing them.  I had decided to paint my fireplace tile.  A lot of consideration went into this one.  Plan to remove the ventless gas fireplace logs and put in electric ones.  Much safer, I feel.    So, with careful planning and consideration, I chose a lovely gray.....well, the quart still sits on the carpet nearby and now I've decided to take the unopened can back to Lowe's and have them make it a darker grey.   How do I explain all of this through the mask??

Not sure if it is me.....a bit of claustrophobia....but breathing and talking through the mask is not so easy.....

Carry on...congratulations on your five months.  Each month will get better and better.  Your lungs are singing "hallelujah"......

Hugs, Susan

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

4/30/20

Dear Ernie,

Yet another Spring downpour here...  So much rain this Spring.  Everything is very very green!

Yes, to the scarcity of meat products (especially pork).   I could easily become a vegetarian but alas, Jim likes the meat.  I take that back... I love love fish (almost every kind) but particularly salmon.  Chicken is o.k.   Could care less about beef....maybe a burger now and then....  We trekked to Aldi's the other day.  Have you shopped in an Aldi's?    I flip/flop between a high end Heinen's store and Aldi's for the most part.   The meat counter was very bare.   I assume with the closing of the meat and chicken plants, there will be more of a shortage to come.

Who would have ever guessed this pandemic would be in our every day lives and I don't think it is about to go away anytime soon.  Both daughters...the teacher and the medical director are working from home.  A different way of life.

Enjoy the day.   Will don a mask and gloves and head to Lowe's soon.

Happy April birthday to your wife.  Both of my parents shared an April Birthday.

((hugs))  Susan

karno12

From: karno12

4/30/20

Hi Susan....just caught up....we had two days of downpours and grey, gray days and this morning it poured again but this afternoon the sun came out and it got up to 80....a friend had 3 of us ladies....over to visit 6 ft apart...an hour and a half of girl talk and a bit of wine...a nice break...and it is nice to be somewhere that makes this possible...visit outside far apart...but it does get old doesn't it....? stay well everyone....

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

5/1/20

Morning Susan.  Same here yesterday rain, Brandy and I made it out for our walk in the morning.  Soon it will be to hot to walk in the afternoon but for now it's just nicer.

I haven't worked much out in the lawn.  I have to dig a ditch deeper, then put a pipe and gravel in it but it's still to soft for the backhoe.

One of my daughters is staying home and teaching her sons, the other is out taking care of special needs children.  It's my daughters both born in April, not wife.  Wife made them both cakes.

I only go to Aldi's about once a year for a turkey or something like that, usually go to Wegmans. 

My wifes parents drove down to try to get meat at a store we have called Maines, think they got most of what they wanted but no pork.  I'm eating hardly any meat so we need to buy a little for my wife and that's it.  Don't really care about pork.

I have to move one antenna, it's just a quieter receiving antenna but it's to close to the transmitting antenna.  Damaged the input on an accessory component.  I found the bad part and have one on the way.

I still have to go to the auto parts store sometime.  Need oil filters for both riding mowers, oil for the mowers, and oil for the Subaru.  Have been putting it off.

Have a good day.

Ernie

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

5/2/20

Hi Ernie ~

Cute pups on the trail a while back......

Lovely here ~ possibly in the high 60's and sunny.   Painted the fireplace today, first coat and tackled the shoe molding with Jim.  We are removing it and will repaint when the new floor is installed.  

Now, on to the patio and mulch that awaits.  I want to get two tall ornamental plants for the patio...mostly for privacy from the next door neighbors who we like but don't necessarily want to be  conversing all the time.   It's what happens when you trade your house for a condo.  LOL

Enjoy the week-end.  Susan

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

5/3/20

Morning Susan.  The hunch I had to fix the solid state rf amplifier didn't pay off.  Still doesn't work.  I'll get back to it again sometime, have many other projects in various states. 

I finally put a panel across the ditch between us and the neighbors so Brandy won't get all muddy when she plays with their dog.  They don't bring her across to their side yard much anymore, just once in a while.  I think Brandy will have to take me for a walk earlier today, it will be to hot in the afternoon.  Supposed to be over 70 and sunny.  I have to walk fast to burn calories and keep up with her.  I've been getting very warm last few days and they were cooler.  Will have to do my 1.5 hours on the elliptical later in the day.  Weight and glucose are stalled again for a while but I have plenty of time to reach my goals, 2.5 months left.

My wife is worried about another freeze so not planting anything outdoors yet.  I have to open the pool later this month, don't really want the furnace and pool pump running at the same time, makes for a higher utility bill.  It's much prettier out back of the house with it open though.

Our neighbors are to close but a tree line on one side and a garage in between the other neighbor and us.  The garage side are friendly but the tree line guy is mean.  Single guy moved in 1983, just not a nice person.

Well a bright sunny and warm day, hope we all enjoy it.

Ernie

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

5/7/20

Morning Cherie.  Forgot yesterday was your 5 months.  Congrats on a great anniversary. 

Smoking was so bad and so great to leave it behind.

Ernie

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

5/7/20

Thanks Ernie! Haven’t been online much lately. Our internet has been acting up off and on and it drives me nuts. I think it might be due to local increased usage since everyone is stuck at home. Some of our counties are moving from the red to yellow phase tomorrow. Not much different than the red phase except you are advised to stay home instead of being ordered to. Certain things will open like golf courses and private campgrounds but restaurants will still be takeout only. Lots of places will still be closed. The governor is supposed to announce more counties tomorrow for moving to yellow on the 15th, so I am hoping we are included this time! I want to be with the grands even if it’s only twice a week! This has been very difficult for my daughter trying to work from home with the kids running wild all day. Lol! They learned how to call me using FaceTime. They must have called me 20 times the other day. I am glad to hear from them though. I am also very happy to have reached the 5 month milestone! It is getting so much easier now, just fleeting thoughts now and then. Nothing like it was in the beginning. I will never go back to that nasty habit! It’s supposed to get pretty cold here for the next couple of days. Crazy weather pattern lately. Take care Ernie and stay healthy. 
Cherue

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

5/7/20

Thanks Susan! Feels great to reach that 5 month milestone, as things are much easier to deal with now. No major cravings or excessive anxiety and the insomnia and other quirks have finally subsided. Just dealing with the stress of this virus and stay at home situation. Hopefully our county will be included in the governors announcement tomorrow as moving from red to yellow effective the 15th. We were not included with the counties for the 8th. Not much changes moving from red to yellow but at least I will be able to see the grandkids. I have been talking to them a lot lately since they figured out how to use FaceTime, but it’s not the same as seeing them in person. I hope you are doing well! Take care and stay healthy! 
Cherie

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

5/8/20

Morning Cherie.  So glad you are making it, almost half a year.  I sorta remember those times but not that well.  I still have the Subaru Baja I bought then.   My Cocoa dog was born then and is gone now.

My doctor is moving on to something better.  Happens all the time now, every two to three years.  Then the new doctor wants me to come in every 60 to 90 days.  Not doing that this time, tired of it.  Have to fast and get a blood test every time.

We're supposed to get a couple inches of snow tonight, then a blustery Saturday.   Brandy and I will get our walk in before it starts.

Have a great day.

Ernie

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