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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1669851 views.

From: Kittyarnold


Good morning Ernie....and Susan wherever you are and Diane too.....very cloudy and gloomy again....I need Florida, I say again...maybe the sun shines in October?....hope all is well with everyone....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Pretty days now.  Still spent most of the day in the basement yesterday.

Arranging things, cleaning, and tossing some stuff.  Using our old heritage 84 kirby vacuum.

Don't know what you're doing but hope you're enjoying these days, guess it's cloudy over there.

Just went out and cleared the spider webs from a security camera, completely blacked it out.

Every time you do something it comes with more maintenance. 

Still using the elliptical for two 1.5 hour sessions every day, along with weights and situps. 

Might walk some as it cools.  Never was able to push diabetes into remission, just control

it with diet and exercise.  Might try another push into remission some day. 

Have a good day.


Our two little girls along with my mom and me back in 81.


From: Kittyarnold


cloudy and gloomy again today....long range forecast is supposed to be wetter then usual for this month and next....and the family is lovely...have a good one Ernie....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  We have light rain right now, supposed to be dry until Wednesday

after this. 

Sort of finished the basement yesterday, it will always need a little work but major stuff

sorted out and stored.  The furnace ended up in the center of the basement back in 99

when I installed it, the gas lines, and duct work.  I still need to put a second vent in the

living room, one isn't enough.  It won't be that much work, it will branch off the main trunk

and be mounted right beside it.  

We have a birthday party for youngest grandson today, granddaughter is coming today.  She

has high school, college courses, and one or two jobs.  Don't see her often anymore.  She helped

talk me into stopping the poison smoke back in 07, when she was 3 or 4 years old.  

Hope your day goes well.  I'm out of the basement for the day, finally.


Youngest grandson in the center last Christmas. 


From: Kittyarnold


good morning Ernie  nice looking family but Christmas?  not ready yet..,.aren't you glad that a 3-4 yr old could convince you to stop smoking awesome....we are cloudy and foggy....can barely see the hill outside    would love some sun have a good day Ernie....

Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)


Morning Ernie,

Yesterday it got to be 90 degrees...yuck...am truly enjoying the fall temps we have been having!  Aint much going on around here...we went to see a lawyer yesterday...about the folks that ripped us off...leaving us with a partially painted house..and he referred us to the police...so that is what we did...wanting them charged with fraud...when we talked to the police...found out these folks are some pretty shady characters...so am hoping the proscecutor will take the case!  As it will be our best chance of getting restitution...

Anyway...gonna go get my day started!



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  We are getting nice days here.  Cut my hand on a jack when I was

trying to pull a stake out of the ground, lucky had gloves on or could've been worse.

Didn't get it done but decided I will use the loader on the tractor next time I get it

up there.  The only stand up jack I have unfolds like a step ladder, it's out of a 50s

car.  Think the Christmas picture is the only recent picture of grandson on this PC.

Was great many things came together for us to stop poison smoke.  Granddaughter,

this forum, ideas we got from this forum.  I had tried other times like most, couldn't

make them stick. 

We had the grandson birthday party.  Always great to get together.  Wife spent way to

much time on the cake.  I only vacuumed.  Showed my daughter some stuff of hers and

other stuff we were going to throw out.  She wants the stuff so will take it over there later

this week. 

Brian's second surgery must have gone well.  Don't look forward to that and the fading

hearing, and everything else with more joint problems and all.  Wife has cataracts and losing

hearing in one ear already.  I have regulators and generators failing inside, diabetes, along with the

huge stent in Aorta because of smoking plaque mostly I was told.  They said our plaque would

clear up in 10 or 15 years from smoking but the vascular surgeon said the plaque never clears


Don't know what I will do today.  I have an antenna that always works better when it rains.  Finally

I figured out it probably needs a ground wire attached to it.  Maybe get that done for one thing.

Have a good day.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Diana.  Think only reached about 78 here yesterday, still used AC. 

Sorry you got cheated by the painters.  People have tried to get us but they weren't

paid fully yet so didn't get away with it.  Hope you get your money back, home owners

have enough problems.  We get brief calm times between appliances, vehicles, lawn mowers,

etc... going bad.  I'm having my Monte Carlo SS repaired right now by brother in law right now,

still expensive but hope to get a fair deal.  Had defects already, then the tent collapsed on it

when we got that 48 inches of snow last December and the frame dented it in 6 places. 

Another nice day here, no rain until Wednesday.

Have a good say.



From: Kittyarnold


Brians second surgery went well...all done but the healing...he is doing so well and hardly wears his glasses...agenda today? a typical Sunday laundry and other small stuff....not even a lot of cooking to do...lots of leftovers....Brian is out finishing the lawn mower....may have said it is big and is a 4+ hour job....glad it is sunny but not too hot.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Another nice day here today.  Cool morn at 48, will

probably drop lower before daylight.  I'm surprised the pool is still at 74,

I should swim once more before it really cools down and I close it, most

likely later this week.  Think the cold front Wednesday might be the last of

our 70 degree days.

Guess if I did all the trim and mowed the lawn after it would take about 3-4

hours.  Most years I only do banks and ditches once in a while. 

Glad Brian's surgery went well.

I woke early, hope to get a nap before daylight.  Have to pick up meds today

from that blood test.  I will pick up the report also, they did a complete blood test

instead of just the thyroid.  I will change my January blood test out to March.  No

reason to do another complete test in 4 months.  I don't have to pay for these tests

but very expensive and I do have to fast and rearrange my life.

Have the 4 cameras aimed at our vehicles in the driveway so if anything happens I can

look through the memory to see what happened.

Enjoy the day.


Hope your day goes well.