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Good morning all.....29 degrees here this morning....a few red trees left on the hillside..mostly bare now.....will look beautiful with snow..... our great grand boys came with Mommie and Gramma dressed up yesterday afternoon....they were all cute....their Mom was a Princess....with a long blond wig.....don't expect any others....Halloween is not like it used to be....
Good morning Kitty and all. Warmer here this morn at 36, lot of warm mornings coming up.
Great your grands came to see you dressed up with their mom, glad they took the time and
effort. We took our grandsons to a Pumpkin Farm Saturday. Rode on the hayride, fed the
animals, went through the corn maze, and they did the pumpkin slingshot where they actually
use tennis balls. We've gone before but for some reason we didn't get there for years. We have
gone trick or treating with them. Wife has her 2nd eye surgery tomorrow morning so not sure
if we will make it tonight or not. Some years our work schedules made it so only one of us made
After I downed the tree Friday, I cut it up. Yesterday moved all the pieces across the road where
they burn wood for heat. I have an even larger one to cut but it only has a danger of falling on
neighbors property. No chance of it hitting anything when it falls. Will be easy to make certain
it falls our way. Much less stressful to cut this one. The one I fell Friday was the first time I used
the new chainsaw my daughter got me for Christmas. I already had one I bought used when our
Sears parts and service shop closed many years ago. I'm really sad to have lost our Sears store
at our mall 3 miles away. Now no Sears and all the stores I go to are across the other side of the
river and interstate except Wegmans grocery, glad they moved in over here. We have a Home Depot
over here but they only give specific veterans a discount where Lowes gives all veterans a discount
and I fall into the all veterans category. Also Lowes handles Craftsman tool warranty and I got all
Craftsman tools when I was an auto mechanic back in the 70s.
We used to get trick or treaters here also but stopped in the 80s with all the candy scares. Think we
started being careful with our daughters also, had to be. Most years we still buy one package of candy,
just in case, and leave it on the deck in some kind of bowl while we are out with our grands. Our daughters
were close to being done with it by the time it went bad.
A little rainy here for a couple days but still great days this week for weather, enjoy all.
it was the great grands, they are 4 and 7....so their Mom and Gramma brought them.....and it is 37 cloudy degrees here....
Here you see children in costumes usually the Sunday before. But not many actual trick or treaters. Have a good week all.
Good morning Paul and Kitty, all. We have the surgery this morn and worked on the 3rd tree cut down until late,
so we didn't make it out with the trick or treat grands. That should be the last tree we have to cut, it was about
2/3s dead. Lawn is sorta dry to remove it all after cut up. Lucky we have the tractor for this clean up, makes it
one day instead of a couple weeks. We would have a road worn into the lawn if using our garden tractor and a
cart. Gave my cart to one daughter to do work over at her house. Someday we will have a trailer and a tow vehicle
to move the backhoe around. Was very happy to see the tree fall exactly where I wanted it for the third time. This
time it couldn't reach a building but it could have crushed some fruit trees that were here when we moved here over
40 years ago. They are sentimental to me as much as the trees my wife planted. Two of the fruit trees didn't survive
the tornado in 83. So only 3 of the original trees still alive. The rope, tractor, and cutting a wedge on the fall side
seems to be working well.
So we have my wife's second eye surgery this morn, I'm a little more confident will go smoothly. Happy for her to
be able to see well again. Had the lasic surgery years ago so she wouldn't need contact lenses and that only lasted
a few years when the cataracts ruined that, and now these surgeries. The nurse told my wife not to let her ride go
to far away because they have patients sitting their waiting for hours after their surgeries. I cant's believe people
leave the patients sitting there so often that it becomes a thing that requires a warning. Hard for the patients and
the medical staff to see it happening.
Sorry the misunderstanding Kitty. We have no great grands yet and hope our granddaughter holds off until she
finishes college. My wife's parents have so many they stopped sending $5.00 with a card and just send texts when
they remember, for birthdays.
I can hardly believe the next seven days are forecast to be in the 60s and one day at 70, after the way Fall started.
Have many days to finish outdoor projects comfortably. It's 54 out here before dawn.
Enjoy the day all.
Garage on the farm, had to cut many large branches from rubbing the roof in the rear.
It is 54 here and we are totally socked in with fog...looked out the window and all is white or is it grey...? more dental work for me today....hope your day is wonderful...
Next weekend highs here are 73 & 76. Forecast isn't always right but odd for November. Enjoy All Saints Day.
Good Tuesday morning to Kitty, Ernie, Paul and to those who may be visitors ~
The weather has turned warm once again so I'm questioning whether this is our Indian Summer or NOT?
Whatever it is, I'll take the warm days through this week-end. Last night was fun traveling around the block to see my granddaughter meet up with her friends. They literally RAN down the street from house to house. I tagged behind the parents and running wild children but it was all fine. A picture perfect night with leaves covering the sidewalk and streets in Bay Village.
Nice pictures Ernie and Paul. The time change will happen soon and then it will be dark here by 5:30 p.m. It is not my favorite time of year....... makes for very long evenings inside.
Take care. Carry ON....smoke free. Congratulations, Kitty on fifteen years.
This is pretty scary. The display in the right has a head buried in the lap? Not sure, I would venture up the steps for candy or anything else..... Ah...it is Halloween..... Susan
Such a beautiful blue sky. I hope your wife does well with her second surgery. Our sky (particularly beginning now through Spring) is not very blue.... More of a gray shroud surrounds Lake Erie....... A bit depressing...... Susan