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That picture wasn't my building, I saw it as I walked about. But not many children came trick or treating where I am.
Good morning Paul. 40 here this morn, pretty warm for November. I did get down for
early voting on our way out of town. Was great, only two people in front of me, instead
of 50 or 100 like there usually is in an important election. I was in and out. We went on
a picnic yesterday, first of this year. A place a little over an hour away, close to my original
hometown. Had the whole picnic area to ourselves, just joggers and cyclists around. I took
the pups for a walk up and down the creek and up and down the mountain after I got the
charcoal going and hamburgers on.
They say the pine they're using for Rockefeller Center is around 90 years old, hate to see a tree
that old killed but guess it's done every year. Tree was sorta big the day I was born. On the
part of the mountain above us there's a large pine the previous owner put a deer hunting stand
in and the tree had grown around it, so the current owner cut the tree down. Could've used a saws
all with a battery to cut the deer stand out of it. That tree could've been older than me also, was very
I will probably clean up that dead tree I cut down today, lawn has had time to dry. Grandson said he
will help me, look forward to spending some time with him.
Wife has to go to eye clinic today to get that contact removed they protected that healing cut with. Things
should be all good with that eye now, except it takes a while for it to completely heal.
Kids stopped holloweening here in the 80s. Think the poison tylonal scare stopped everyone in our lifetimes.
I'm certain everyone is enjoying all the nice days here in November.
Best wishes to your wife, Ernie. Yes, I imagine this type of procedure takes some to heal. Not like you can place a bandage on it.
I read 125 million people visit the Rockefeller Center tree each year. Hard to imagine that many. It's up 40 days, 3mm daily.
Good morning Paul. 56 here this morn. It's the morning I'm supposed to see how the pups
behave out on the road. Good time to switch back to the road. Someone has a game camera
up to check on deer and I walked us right into it. I'm sure they don't like people and dogs walking
through their game field. Already changed our route once because of the leaves fallen and becoming
visible to houses. Plan on leaving at 4:15 same as months ago. Will certainly be dark the whole
walk this morning, not sure about tomorrow with the clocks being set back, should be.
Oh no, math at 3 AM, 3million x 40 days = 120 million.
I got almost all of that tree cleaned up and moved, still lots of little brush because a good majority of
the tree was dead and crunched when hitting the ground. Neighbors chipper isn't running to turn it
into mulch for his garden so he's burning it. Will owe him a favor for this. This is the end of my tree
cutting for now, My old chain saw needs the blade put back on and sharpened and the newer one
will need the blade sharpened.
Need to get out on my bike before the weather slams shut on bike riding. Also, the insurance ends
on the SS on the 14th. We should get out for a second picnic for the year too.
It's great so many people have the Christmas spirit to come to Rockefeller Center to see the tree, just
to bad the 90 year old tree has to die. Guess many millions of trees die for Christmas every year. I used
to cut one every year. Was exciting to go over to our woods and cut a tree when I was a kid.
Wife's check up and protector contact removal went well. She had 20-25 in the other eye and 20-20 in
this eye so very good tests. She loves being able to see well to drive and with no glasses or contacts.
Hope all are still enjoying the great weather. 70 and cloudy most of the day here today.
I know, haven't even done Thanksgiving yet.
Good morning, all. Another beautiful day.
I read 33mm Christmas trees are cut down annually in the US and 55mm in Europe. But 3-7 Billion trees are cut down from deforestation. And Christmas trees mostly come from farms, so they are replanted.
In the city tree stalls pop up everywhere after Thanksgiving. You need a license to sell anything on the street (not that everyone complies) but there is an exception for Christmas trees in December. When I was younger it was mostly young Canadian guys who drive down with 100 trees to sell. I'd talk hockey with the ones near my apartment. But now it seems to be people from everywhere. Two 12-hour shifts for the month. They'd rent apartments with a dozen sellers. Can't be much fun but I guess the money is good.
our temp is 70.....quite warm for Nov......hope everyone's day is great thinking of you all....
Yes, quite warm. Probably not the best for the marathon runners. I think they prefer 50s.
Good morning Kitty and Paul. Cool down today, cold front came through yesterday but did ride
my bike down to the PA farm and rode around my old home town. Think my battery is going,
had trouble starting once and again when I tried after getting home. Have to look at my records,
this battery seemed to last years past the others. I got light rain as leaving our town but that was
it, lots of sunshine during the day.
Lots of movies that include Christmas tree street vendors, picking one out and working there. I've
never bought one off a lot on the street. Always cut one or bought an artificial. We've been using
artificial ones for many decades. One of our daughters like to get real ones.
I went into my brothers old home on the farm trying to find stuff her wants to rescue. Found one
of his old ammo boxes full of shotgun shells so worth $200 to 300 I think, 8 boxes, He's looking for
some other rare rounds he bought once but I haven't found it, Thief might have gotten them.
Hope everyone is doing well, think today is 50s and sunny. Still pretty good. Supposed to be high
in the 30s next Sunday and chance of snow.
Good morning to Kitty, Ernie and Paul,
A rather picture perfect day here by the shore of Lake Erie. Many leaves have fallen from the trees and are blowing across the street and lawns. I would imagine, sooner than later, the HOA crew will come to clean them up. I am not troubled by then ~ it's quite picturesque.
A balmy 54 degrees and sunny. Finn loves to recline for hours on our patio ~ sleeping and basking in the sunshine. I would imagine with his fur coat, he likes the cool air. I have an appointment before Christmas for his bath and haircut ~
My Granddaughter came home with her new miniature goldendoodle named Willow this week-end. She spotted two ticks and they had him bathed and combed at a Vet here in Bay Village. I never realized that ticks show up so vividly on an all white dog that looks like a mop!
Halloween items are being put aside and only the Fall corn, and decorations will remain until December. Our beautiful flocked Christmas tree (lit) had a string and a half of lights that did not work last Christmas. So.....any advice.... Guess we will CUT all of the lights out and just use regular small white lights. Reminder to self: NO MORE pre-lit trees.
That's all the gossip here. Hope everyone is having a lovely day. Wanted Philadelphia to win. Sad face.
Good morning Susan. Cooled down here also, 36 now and high 50 for the day but some sunshine.
I might make it north to walk Dixie, Brandy's sister, and her friend Charlotte. Last bike ride of the
season up to see those dogs on, on the bike. Thursday looks like our last day in the mid 60s without
rain, we've been blessed with all this nice weather. The way Fall started didn't think we would get it.
I will mulch leaves again with the riding mower now that the rest have fallen, all I do with leaves.
Hate ticks, bigger deal now with the old Lyme Disease and the newer ones that's worse. We have
to use Advantix on the pups for now. We have natural flea and tick collars for them but they bite
and pull on each others collars until they calm down. Can't afford to have them ruin collars daily.
We have to make an appointment with our vet doctor months in advance, pay the emergency visit
fee, $100 used to be, besides the cost of the visit, or call in each morning checking for a cancellation.
They only have 2 doctors we will take our pups to at the clinic so that makes it tougher. Cocoa's
doctor went to Cornell for a better job.
We still have a couple Halloween decorations to take down, many Fall decorations are good for a
Our granddaughter didn't make it to the pumpkin farm with our grandsons, she is working now
besides going to college. She has two dogs, I haven't met them yet. I miss seeing her. She would
spend weeks with us back in the early days when I first stopped smoking and for years after.
Our Christmas tree has white lights built in but my wife rarely uses them, puts colored ones on.
Walking our pups on the road at 4:15 AM until almost 6 now. Ran into game cameras out in the
woods from people preparing for deer season starting the 19th. Belle hurt a leg from raring wirh
Chloe so she gets brought back after about 20 minutes until stops limping. She gets better each
Enjoy the tail end of warm weather all.