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From: Kittyarnold


Perfect Susan....perfect words to start my day...and today he would have been 55...thank you....


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Very HOT and humid with rain and storms.  Supposed to cool down and less humid tomorrow.  Finn does not like the heat so he finds solace inside in the air.  Has a habit now of wanting to eat grass and/or flower leaves in the morning.  Have to scold him or stay on top of him as he then vomits then up!

Did I tell you he was down to 91.8 from 106?  Vet cannot believe the difference.   

Hope Brandy is well enough to enjoy life still!  

((hugs))  Susan


From: Cocoa60


Morning Susan.  Brandy has always eaten grass, only select blades she finds.

Brandy has good days and bad ones.  Sometimes she hits her leg against something

and it hurts for a while.  She walks about 1.5 miles in the morning usually.  Some days

I take her for a short walk in the woods above us so she doesn't have to be on lease.  Cocoa

almost always threw up grass right after she ate it but Brandy never did.

Daughter made it here with the kids last eve, nice to see them. 

Have a good day.



From: Kittyarnold


Good morning Ernie and Susan....cloudy day with possible showers and only 63 degrees....Brian is out working the yard/garden....his favorite jobs....all is well except for the boredom....kids are all working and so are all the grands....not a good day for a walk....I will find something to do....imagination is a wonderful thing...I just sang a song called you are my Sunshine....remembered all the words don't even know how old it is....just looked it up and it was a song that Johnny cash release in 1939 so two yrs after I was born....wow....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Chilly morn at 43.  I sing one verse of that song to dogs

sometimes.  These days I usually have one side of my radio tuned to FM music

and the other side to a ham radio repeater while we are walking.  Sing parts of

many songs to the dogs when I'm not carrying a radio.  Mostly to let them know

I'm not stressed out or to remove my stress if there is any.  They deserve a happy

walk.  Have been out jogging or walking for 21 years not including Army time,

but only about 14 with dogs.

Think I have my bike ready for a ride down to the farm today, Monte SS isn't really.

Got my new trac phone yesterday and programmed it, activation is in progress so

will probably carry both this morn and test it again before I head south.  Don't use

cells all that much so I get an annual plan for $50 or $60 with a new phone once a year.

Averages out to about $5 a month.  I usually need to buy another 1000 texts during

the year for $7.  Especially this past year when wife was up north for couple months

taking care of her mom. 

This day should have some sunshine for you and me.



From: Kittyarnold


Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy  and it is shining today....,wonderful after yesterdays gloom.....this morning a young buck was out in the backyard eating mulberries from our tree....so beautiful and graceful.....today I go to motor vehicle department to get an id license not to drive just to prove I am who I say I am.... otherwise no big plans for anything....hope your day is wonderful and that Brandy gets a nice walk.....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Glad you're enjoying the sunny days, have 2 or 3 more coming.

Brandy got her walk.  She was limping last night so maybe not much of a walk this


Went down to the farm and got all the stuff done that was needed.  My brother has

started getting around with his bruised and broken ribs.  So I will probably go back to

once a week at the farm. 

Hope the DMV wasn't to bad.  Still needed an appointment at ours this Spring when

I registered the SS. 

Not really any plans for today except to spend time with wife and Brandy.  I have plenty

of things to do if I get to one.

Have a good sunny day.



From: Kittyarnold


The DMV wasn't tooooo bad.....with an appointment it was almost an hour and a half....15 windows open but several handling driving license etc....so signed in and got a card with a number on it and then sit and wait until they called the number and told you what window to go to....that wait was 45 min.....I had a folder from the last time I went to DMV in Florida...needed to prove how I have had 3 different last names....so birth certificate ...marriage license....then divorce and another marriage license...used to be so much simpler but I guess everything changes with all the technology  well it is done and I will be able to vote....and another wonderful day with the shining sun... 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  I don't remember how long I waited at the DMV this Spring.

We had to wait outside then, glad you got to sit, some that could park near the

entrance sat in their cars.  I need to stand anyway, need exercise.  But only in my

60s.  Last year we wanted to get enhanced drivers licenses, that work for flying, as

long as we were there.  We had to go back to home town to get some paper from

the town court there.  We have these 3 grands and don't know where they will end

up being in their lives or what emergencies they will have.  We had the military, college,

and the tornado.

Warmer each day.  Wife had a reunion to go to Sunday but 92 or greater and humid

there so she thinks she is skipping it. 

I didn't do much yesterday, walking and elliptical, spent time with Brandy and wife.

My brother gave me dad's years of service pins from Corning Glass so I took them

out of all the plastic cases and put them in a display.  Wish we had something from

WW2 but there's nothing.  There was one picture of him in uniform but I can't even

find that.  Maybe he purposely threw everything out.  He was in D-Day, Battle of Bulge,

Ardennes Forest, others.  They had a fire end of 54 or beginning of 55 but should have

been some pins and stuff, maybe not salvaged.  I have the image of his picture in my

head, that's all. 

Have a great day.