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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1975587 views.

From: Cocoa60


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

while also.

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.



From: Susan1206


Very nice picture.

A cloudy day.  I did not rise to see the blood red moon~ some pictures are appearing on Facebook.

Jim and I sent in our ballot!  An important day for ALL Americans .   It should be an interesting evening listening to the results!



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  Very cold this morn at 26 here.  Next few mornings a little warmer. 

We get heavy rain Friday into Saturday from another hurricane, coming into Florida's east

coast this time.  Predicting flash flooding for us, so we will probably get it on the side of

this mountain.  At least we aren't down in the valley where they get flooded up to their

ceilings.  We built lots of drainage, couple burms to keep water away from the basement

area, and we have two large sump pumps in one window well.  One pump quit but I got it

going again.  One is automatic with an electronic control and the other is switchable with

a wall switch in the house. 

I will probably take the dogs out soon.  If it seems to cold for them I will turn around.  Belle

is still limping from raring with Chloe last Saturday night, but getting better each day.  It

usually takes a week to get completely better from past experience.

Was fixing a 12 vdc cigarette lighter socket in the Baja but a insulating washer in it cracked

and broke so had to go to the salvage yard and get a replacement.  I was using a portable air

compressor in it and they put a fusible link in the back of the sockets besides the main fuse

for the circuit in the fuse box.  I usually use both of them for a ham radio and GPS.  Found the

socket I needed and will probably get it replaced today.

Glad Finn is getting some sunny days to lay out in. 

Hope all are enjoying the week.


My dad, D-day survivor. 


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Thanks for sharing your Dad’s picture. A nice looking man. Where did he serve?

My Dad was drafted in 1941. Served in the Army Corp of Engineers~ I believe clearing forests for airplane landings in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. Came home after the War with malaria. He rarely spoke of it ~ many black & white photographs.  Can’t imagine young men of today going off for four years!!

 Sunny here. Expecting rain and snow by the weekend. We may golf tomorrow.



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  A little warmer here this morn at 33.  I think that's the only photo of my dad in the

Army.  Sister tells me he enlisted before he would've gotten drafted.  Photo is probably after finishing training,

that's the only photo of me in the Army, during training.  Dad was in D-Day, Ardennes Forest, Battle of the Bulge,

all of the battles in Europe and Germany.  I was only on alert several times, never went to war. I was in at the tail 

end of Vietnam.  After seeing the battles my dad was in, so grateful not to have been in one.  Saw them on

"Band of Brothers" on TV.  Sorry your dad got so sick.

We get the rain from the hurricane, 3 or 4 inches, before snow.  Predicted, hope less rain Friday.

My dad was looking for his brother and met my mom the day he came home from war in 1945.  Married July 17,


Gotta get ready to go walk the pups.


Me in 1975, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. 


From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

Very handsome!  You were blessed not to have seen more war time.  I know of several young men, drafted after we graduated and who lost their life in Viet Nam.  It was a difficult war!One last sunny day before the bottom drops out.  Sounds like the storm will come up your way.  Batten down the hatches!  

We may try and take Finn to a new self wash facility today. His real appt is near Christmas.



From: Susan1206


Finn in the right and Kayla on the left. They have been best friends since I met Kayla’s Mom at a pet store ~ 2011~.   Yesterday, at a park!


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan.  Enjoyed the last warm sunny day here.  Walked Brandy's sister, Dixie, and her friend Charlotte,

up in Morrisville, NY.  My last drive with the Monte Carlo SS before I turn in the plates for the Winter today.  No ticket.

The dogs enjoyed their time out.  Got to see cows, horses, and other dogs.  Walked our dogs before traffic here but Belle

has to come back early until her bruised leg heals completely. 

Finn and his friend look happy.

Looks like our rain will start around 9 AM but not heavy until this afternoon.  Hurricane was weak at landfall,   Surprised

it's making it this far. 

Enjoy the day.


Dixie and Charlotte.


From: Kittyarnold