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From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Just a short note.....haven't seen you post in a while.  A picture perfect day here by the Lake.

Cool, a breeze, low humidity.  I would capture this kind of day for the rest of the summer and


Finn had a nice walk (about a 1/2 a mile) this a.m. and is now enjoying our patio.  I hope all is o.k. in New York!   Susan


From: tonypfan


Thank you, Susan, for your post.  I have made a solemn promise to stay connected with this Forum, as if my life depended upon it, because, in fact my life does depend upon it.  If I continue smoking I will have shortened my life needlessly.  This Quit is different than any previous one of mine because I didn’t use an on line forum to assist me.  What a difference it makes.  Have a great day.  


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  Cooler at 59 here this morn.  The vapors aren't burning leaves so no carbon monoxide,

but still taking in nicotine, insect killer.  Trying to remember, it's been 15 years since those studies.  Think nicotine

cleans the protective coat away from the inside walls of arteries and carbon monoxide causes plaque to form on the

walls.  A very dangerous vascular combination, they came very close to killing me years after I stopped smoking, 6 years

ago.  I know you get some exercise since your quit so that helps with your lungs.  I was jogging 4.5 miles every morning

before quit and stayed at that level for years after I stopped, didn't step up to more until my battle with diabetes remission,

mostly the last couple years.  Biggest problem with vaping is we see it as a stepping stone to quitting completely but people

stay on the vaping year in year out just like smoking.

Didn't do a whole lot yesterday because daughter and grands came to visit.  I did vacuum and wife mopped.  We did couple

other small tasks.  Lucky I went to check my phone in it's holster and remembered I set it by an outer wall that has two electric

switches and it gets better reception, saw my daughter had answered my text so we all got together.  I envy people that get

instant good phone coverage anywhere around their property.  When I go to the rural farm, like today, they have a tower in

sight and can send out pictures instantly.

Hope my bike runs well this trip today.  Last time it was stumbling quite a bit.  I drained the carburetor float bowl in case of

water in them, cleaned the air filter and oiled it, and made a new gasket for the air filter to seal.  It was spark knocking on hills

last time I got blueberries in this heat on the hills.  Gas tank is already full of medium grade gasoline so can't fill it with premium

until after burning this out.  I don't have much hills to go up on the trip to the farm but it might spark knock just a little that I can't

hear.  Hope to solder a cig lighter plug on brother's ham radio so he can have it in his car today, besides all the clean up work for

them and the cats.

Hope you and Finn have a great day.  Today is the coolest day in the forecast here. 


Chloe and Belle a while back.


From: JavaNY


Good morning, Susan,

All is good in NY. Yesterday's rain cooled it off a bit. I was at the Yanks-Mets game Tuesday & Wednesday. Yanks lost both but it was fun. Meeting my niece for lunch later.  She's going to a concert with friends in the city, some band I never heard of :)

Yes, Ernie, supposedly no carbon monoxide with vaping; and whatever burns is at a lower temperature than tobacco. I still carry an e-cigarette, though they may be a bit different from a vapor. It has no nicotine, the ingredients listed are Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, & Vanillin.  I think all 3 are used in various foods. I'm sure it's harmful in its own way, but cigarettes have 4,000 ingredients. 

Have a great day everyone,


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From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Nice that you enjoy baseball and that you saw the games.  I believe our Indians (Guardians) are doing well.  I don't follow baseball nearly as much as I do football!  We went to a Indians game last year and it was nice but very hot sitting in he sun on a hot day in Cleveland.  Many of us still refer to the team as the Indians and wear Chief Wahoo on our clothes......maybe a protest of sorts...not sure.  Everything has to be so p.c. in the world we now live in.......enough said about that.

I am sure the e-ciggie is far less harmful than the real.  I have taken to CBD gummies for sleeping but now I'm not so sure.  The container says THC and that may be an issue....  Guess I'll have to consult one of my Cleveland Clinic Drs. and see what they say.  Considering the ENT is the gal who removed my sleeping pills, what can they say?  We may all in our own way, be addicted to something.....

A beautiful day here.  Finn is out on the patio with me and we are watching our feathered friends, including the yellow goldfinch who love their feeder, a robin eating grape jelly and the gazillion little sparrows at the feeder.  It is my enjoyment.

Have a nice week-end.  Susan


From: Susan1206


Dear Ernie,

What a great picture of the pups poolside.  These are your new family members, right?  Wow, Finn would be in heaven if he could swim each day.   Since the episode of the second ACL when he stumbled on the rocks of Lake Erie, I have not taken him in.  It would be such good therapy too.  At the end of the season, our Avon Lake pool opens it up to doggies...I haven't done that for several years but I may this year.  It's rather a free for all.....but you can be in the pool if you choose.  He would probably love it!

It is cool here also and I love it.  Low humidity and clear air!  Wish I could capture this all year long.  My daughter and family are in Anna Marie, Florida and she says it is very HOT there.  She came down with COVID before she left.   She's the one who is a kindergarten teacher and has never been stricken with it.......  Like the President, she has a terrible cold......unlike the President, she did not take the viral shot that they offer.

The changes on the bike have made a difference in my ability to ride.  We have had two 30-45 minute rides each evening around 8:00 p.m.  The perfect time throughout our neighborhood.

I must get busy.  My flowers need tending to....... I need to use a bit of Miracle Grow to the annuals.

Enjoy the week-end.



From: Susan1206


Good morning, Miss Kitty ~

Sitting on the patio with Finn on this picture perfect day.  Watching the birds at our feeders gives me great enjoyment.  Now, I truly know the meaning of "pecking order" and the blue jays are quite nasty!  Our orioles have left us.....migrating north for the summer.  Perhaps they will return in the Fall as they head south.  We have a robin who still enjoys the grape jelly at the oriole feeder and a few finch too.  Jim decided he wanted a finch feeder so now that has been added to the mix.

How have you been?  Are you still doing any painting?  I tell myself that I will go back to my seaglass jewelry making and then it all seems like such a huge effort.  I have enough seaglass accumulated for a lifetime.....the drilling is difficult and the wrapping too.  I cancelled an appt. with a Dr. for the swollen joints....because I am not sure they can do anything about the osteoarthritis in my hands.  One joint in particular is very hurtful.  Ah.....getting older is not or sissies.

Carry on....each in our own way....  Susan


From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  Cool morning here at 55 before it drops to 53 or so.  Yesterday was our cool day

before it builds up to the heat wave at the end of the week.  I used it to work at the farm.  Got a ham

radio set up in brothers car.  Mainly I climbed up and cut branches down the were rubbing against

the roof of the two story garage.  Took about 50 pulls to get his chain saw started after sitting unused

for years, wore me down just doing that.  Didn't get back home in time to exercise so the branches

are it.  Was a nice bike ride down and back, bike ran better than last time but still stumbled a bit.  I went

across the road to the garage sale of the new owners of most of the farm.  Saw and put my hand on the

stack of glass blocks they got from tearing down the wall by dad's silow.  Separated the cow pasture

from the entrance to the silage.  Think I was about 5 years old when he built the glass wall.

I remember the cig chemicals.  399 put in by the tobacco companies ammonia and arsenic amoung

them.  Then they morph into 4000 chemicals when the cig fire hits them.

Hope you enjoy the bike rides Susan.  Warm evenings the rest of this week.  Glad the modification to

your bicycle worked. 

I stopped feeding the birds during the Summer because of the chipmunk families.  They multiply and

dig and chew through lots of places to hide and build their nests.  Eat lots too.  I miss the birds, will be

back in the Winter when I fill the feeders.

Dad's farm in the 50s

Dad's farm in the 80s.


From: Kittyarnold


Good morning all....totally fogged in this morning....99 degree humidity.....and only 68 degrees......I miss all of our friends and I'm not sure we are helping anyone...but we love you all....