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From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  Glad Finn is doing well, guess his surgery is coming up soon.  Hope all goes well.

I tried to walk the pups out through the woods when salt is heavy on the road.  Sometimes I could walk

them on the shoulder where it wasn't spread.  I walked my brother in laws two dogs the three mornings

we were up there a few days ago.  We got rained on a little.  One of them is Brandy's sister so had her

birthday last week.

Baked no pies here.  Trying to get my Subaru Baja towed over here to my house from daughter's.  Was

replacing the rear sub frame but saw I need to weld a new frame rail to the body also.  I have no way to

plug in my welder at my daughter's home. 

My SS still not completed with body work and paint, guy hurt his back that cost a couple weeks.  Soon maybe.

Have a good day and give Finn a hug from us.


  • Edited October 20, 2021 5:22 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  Was a quiet day here also.  I waited for the tow truck driver to call me and set

up the towing of the Baja but never called, so today.  Want to get the Baja situated and start the work

before more days of rain.  Think I will move the backhoe out and cover it and put the Baja under the tent.

Looks like today and most of Thursday will be ok here.

I remember that one guy was on this senior blog for a long time, then gradually faded after he started

driving truck. 

Glad you adjusted your meds.  I still use some meds, not nearly what I had to before I started exercising

more and harder.  My meals are almost always simple, eggs, fruit, salad, vegetables, nuts.  Most other

things increase my glucose and weight. 

My SS is supposed to be done again at the end of this week, hope.

Have a great day, nice weather briefly.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Karen.  Hope you and your pups are doing well.



From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

You are a brave and knowledgeable man to tackle these car renovations!  We have a friend and neighbor who restores vintage cars.  We drive the Thunderbird convertible from our Parish to the CCY Club on our wedding day!  It splattered and sputtered along Lake Road. Jim didn’t trust it on the Highway.

Do you see the possibility of another puppy in your future?  I have always felt my home was so lonely when there was no longer a furry friend running around. 

We are tackling the cleaning of the condo siding today…sprayer and Wet it and forget it….,

Enjoy the day!  Susan 


From: Susan1206


Dear Kitty,

Reading past notes.  Up very very early for me!!! Did you and Brian decide on a new car?  

I still drive my Honda CRV, maybe 8 years old with 77,000 miles and in perfect shape.  Haven’t had a car payment ever…. So I guess I drive it for at lest a couple more years!  And then ????? I want a British Green Mini Cooper.   Lol. 

Enjoy the day. The furnace came on!   Hugs 


From: Kittyarnold


no new car....just wasting some time and something to do....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  I'm sure we will get another pup sometime.  I still miss Brandy badly

every day.  Makes me miss Princess, Buddy, and Cocoa too.  Finn looks so nice.

I feel more worried with the jobs I'm tackling on the Subaru Baja and the Allis Chalmers

tractor.  My SS has the first engine I didn't build myself.  It's a 350 cubic inch Chevy engine

built with shorter crankshaft throws so it has 383 cubic inches.  Has multi port fuel injection.

After market engines that is.  We've had car payments many times but right now I have payments

on my John Deere backhoe loader.  We had a lot of excavating that needed done for decades.

Even at it's huge cost, has already paid for itself.  And we still have an almost new tractor.  I did

wear out the front hydraulic cylinders but replaced on warranty. 

I don't remember ever cleaning our siding but I might have.  Have cleaned small sections when we

did projects and got stuff on it.  I sometimes have to clean and wax the north side because it starts

to get algae. 

I have solar lights around my pups graves to celebrate their fun lives.  Some change colors.

Have a good day.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  We went out and looked at pickups when my Baja looked impossible to fix.

They have marked the used vehicles up to the new price because they have no new ones in stock.

I was going to register an old car that my daughter has parked on her property until they have vehicles

back in stock but looks like I may be able to fix mine.  Still might register that old car but would also

take some work and only to use temporary. 

I really get frustrated trying to get the fourth and last bolt out of the Baja sub frame.  9 inch bolts. 

Came part way out and froze.  The nuts are up inside of the body so can't heat them with a torch and

make it easier to get them out.

I do still have a couple bolts that attach it to the rear differential.  Don't know if they will be difficult. 

I did reassemble it and had it towed from my daughter's to our house because I can weld here. 

Now my daughter's car won't start again so I need to take a break from the Baja and go help her today.

Hope you and Brian are having fun days.  Temperature drops after today.



From: Kittyarnold


Good morning everyone.....another beautiful day and still no frost....Brian picked more string beans yesterday....and some baby summer squash.../.always having had a garden it seems rare to me....but they are good and I am glad they are still doing their thing....just looked out the window at our view....ducks in the pond and there is still a little color left...all the trees aren't bare yet  I hope everyone has a wonderful day


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Kitty.  39 here this morning but not frost.  Our daughter and grandkids have

been here the last two nights to play a board game, that wife's father made for us, and watch


I got that 4th and last 9 inch bolt holding the sub frame in the subaru out.  Got a few smaller

ones out and still have a few of those left.  They still haven't shipped the used sub frame.  At

least I used paypal to pay for it and they've backed me up in the past when a transaction went

bad.  So I get my money back.  Ordered the part last Monday.  I moved the John Deere backhoe

outside and put a car cover over it.  Put the Subaru in the tent so I can work on it in bad weather.

Soon I will be waiting for parts and maybe run back down to the farm and help them.  They tell

me the leaky faucet in the kitchen is getting worse.

Glad your garden is working out well.  I was helping my daughter with her garden but she changed

over to herbs and stuff years ago, mostly up in wooden boxes.

Our peak colors are long gone but still very pretty days.  I love the Fall.  Miss my Brandy and it's sad the

season and year she left are fading.

We are having great days here and wish you a great day today.