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From: JavaNY


Enjoy HHI, Susan.  I looked at a time share in Nassau for a free stay years ago. I think when Atlantis was being built. It wasn't bad. About 2 hours of sales pitches a day. Not like they constantly bothered you.

I like 70 but I like this weather also. If it could stay in the 50s until Thanksgiving, it would be nice. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  I've seen some of Ian on the news, glad to not be in it.  We were wiped out by a

tornado May 3, 1983.  Took us until end of August to move out of our truck camper into a modular.

We borrowed the camper from a relative, there isn't all that help when it's a hand full of families

displaced.  Red Cross brought sandwiches while we rebuilt and bought us a couple dressers and single

beds for the kids after we built a basement and put a modular on it.  In the widespread disasters they

complain they are still living in a supplied mobile home 9 years later.  We got a Small business Disaster

loan but only for the damage, got another loan and the insurance money, along with some help from

the church.  A tornado is hit and miss especially in the northeast.  At the time of the tornado the SBA

said we could borrow to rebuild or move but when we finally get the insurance company to pay SBA

didn't really want to help us.  Our insurance money was only around $13k.  Red Cross did pay for us to live

in a motel for the rest of the week after the tornado.  I had to spent the nights in the car at our residence

because our home was open.  No fun no matter what kind of disaster.  Feel bad for the families in the

hurricane path and we are certain to have more.

Don't know if Kitty is working on the jigsaw puzzles with Brian.  Brian probably trying to fit some outdoor things

in before the temperatures completely drop out. 

I talked with some time share people with brother in law down in Myrtle Beach to get tickets to the Dolly Parton

Wild West Show or something like that.  When they said the offer was only good for that day, they lost me and that's

what I told them.  Think that was 13 years ago.  These days all I hear is ads about getting out of time shares on the


Heading down to the farm in a few hours, think it's supposed to be 50 degrees around 10.  I will take the dogs up

through the woods for their walk after my exercise session.  The Turmeric Root caplets and chewing on cinnomon

sticks has dropped my glucose 20 units for now.  So great, it's hard to get good readings without the synthetic

prescriptions.  I was on those for 7 years and your readings keep drifting upward closer and closer to insulin injections.

I'm hitting around 110 for now, much better than 130.  You guys are regulated below 100, like I used to be. 

Beam antenna and rotor are up and working.  Subaru repairs are done. 

Have a great day all, we are supposed to be slightly brushed by Ian's rain tomorrow morning.  Lucky this high just

moved in to keep Ian at bay.  If that rainy low we've had the last 3 days was still here we probably would have gotten

many inches of rain. 



From: Kittyarnold


Happy smoke free October....fall is always followed by winter....not bad unless you have to go out....


From: Susan1206


I much prefer Fall over the ice and snow In the Winter!  Have you heard how Your home fared in the storm?  All so very sad!

  • Edited October 1, 2022 5:51 pm  by  Susan1206

From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  Cloudy days here but not raining and no hurricane winds.  Was strange how

the switch was thrown between Summer and Fall but may get warm again.  Our furnace has come

on a few nights.  Purposely turned it on the first night to make sure was working right.  Thursday is

supposed to be around 72 but just the one day here.

Didn't get much done yesterday.  Talked to the guy on the radio that I was supposed to meet at the

hamfest.  We didn't manage to find each other.

We never have to go out in snowstorms anymore.  Get stuff before the storm if we need anything.

Last job I had they didn't care if you were late digging yourself out anyway.

Hope everyone is doing well.



From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

I'm hoping the presentation will be only two hours long.  I have NO idea what I was thinking when they called about adding15,000 points to my Hilton card.  Have no idea why I agreed to such a thing.....but it is over and done and it will be a short but nice get away.  We have each been to HHI (in our previous lives) so we are familiar.  Summertime is brutal down there....so many people.  It will be nice just to have the island quiet.  We will probably do Coligny shopping and Sea Pines.

Lovely outside.  Just finished hours of Fall gardening chores.  I hate to do it but far better than to leave it until Spring.



From: JavaNY


I hope you enjoy the trip, Susan. A good change of pace.

Ernie, your comments reminded me that every time there is a storm the news shows long lines of people buying shovels, salt, etc.  I never understood why people living in a house don't have a shovel. 

A rainy few day but not like the people suffering down south are getting. 


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan and Paul.  All chilly mornings now, hard to believe they're back already.  I don't

know why the people wouldn't have shovels.  My daughter has bought me several different types of

snow shovels and  still have a metal one I bought when the kids were young.  I can use it to shovel

water out of the basement entrance when we get rain coming in from the south.  Also have small

round pointed shovels for digging.  We are caught without salt sometimes, right now we have 2 bags

in the basement.  I see your city is getting heavy rain while we are getting light rain and clouds.  I thought

Ian would just creep through but we're getting rain from it this morning for 3-4 hours.  Can't believe it's

still here.  Think they said today will be the end of it.  I had looked forward to mon-wed being sunny days.

I did go to the farm Friday, best weather day back then, was still a little chilly ride in the morning even

with leathers.  We got the trailer loaded up with garbage after getting the trailer hooked up to the pick up

and the lights working.  Made it to the land fill and back, have a busted tail light and I don't think it's registered

or inspected so didn't dally around town with trailer.  I pulled up behind a cop at the stop light.

Got his rider mower fixed, one side of the mowing deck had come unhooked, took me about 1.5 hours to get it

lined up and get the u bolt into it.  Probably an easier way but I've never worked on that type mower before.

Got a few other things done before I headed back here.  Some things he could do.  When my sister is there he

gets a couple things done, either showing off or afraid to do things when alone, don't know which.  I know it would

do his body and mind wonders to get out and do a small task every day.

Yes, I'm glad we didn't get the full brunt of the hurricane Paul or even drowned in it's rain if this high pressure hadn't

moved in just before it got here.  Three days of heavy rain.

Susan, I don't think the time share spew will be much.  You've been through a lot and you have a strong mind.  Will be

like getting groceries for you, just routine.

Have great day all.


Cake made for Cocoa and me in years past, aren't I lucky.

  • Edited October 4, 2022 5:26 am  by  Cocoa60

From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie and gang,

Just completed about three hours plus of Fall gardening chores.  It's not my favorite thing to do but necessary and certainly better than waiting until Spring to cut things back.  Has anyone ever grown Sweet Annie?   Mine is everywhere this year....a fragrant small yellow flower.

Just opened the computer to pay bills and here is my message from yesterday.  Yikes.  Computer not even shut down last night.

Enjoy the day.  Sunny here!


From: Susan1206


Loved the picture of your birthday cake, Ernie.  Lots of thought and love went into that!  Do you have a birthday coming up soon?

Enjoy the smoke free day everyone!