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From: Kittyarnold


if it snowed overnight rain washed it away.....33 here this morning....hope everyone has a peaceful day


From: JavaNY


Yes, heavy rain today. Clears up tonight.

Enjoy the day all


From: Kittyarnold


we got a lot of rain till noonish and then it stopped....might get a little snow tonight.....


From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  32 here this morn.  Snow has stopped, was still snowing on and off when

I went to bed.  I used the loader bucket to clear the driveway.  Probably could have used a

shovel but was wet heavy snow.  Clung to the branches, wires, and such but not as bad as

the end of last Winter when it broke branches everywhere.  Very wintery here, guess you

have warm ocean air there also Kitty.  We have the opposite, when we don't have a snow

front moving in like this one, we get winds blowing across the lakes that brings us lake effect


I worked on my boom box yesterday but didn't get it fixed yet.  Think it's a fractured solder

joint on the main circuit board but I can't get to the underside of the board easily. 

Think there's a sale that will get me out to the stores on Saturday to get two gifts.  Don't like

it now that we're retired but things are geared for the working people.  Wife got the last ordered

gifts done yesterday, they should make it.  Many people we don't see until after Christmas anyway.

My brother was in Sayre, PA yesterday for the shots in his eyes.  Hope I never have that.  Sometimes

I feel like I'm trying to hold back a tidal wave keeping diabetes in remission.  Someday I won't be able

to exercise 3 hours every day.  Then to the meds and maybe after that on to insulin.  My brothers feet

are swelled discolored and he can't feel them.  Just barely keeping his eyesight.  Has fallen and hurt his

ribs several times so that they hurt all the time.  But doing very well for the time being so hope for the


Enjoy the day all.



From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie and Kitty and Paul,

Just a few snowflakes here and there....nothing really.  Sounds like you did a lot, Ernie to prepare for the storm.

I gave Finn a stuffed toy and he likes to tear them apart...take out the stuffing.  Lo and behold, he vomited up a few pieces of it.....even though I sat and watched him destuff it.  Now, diarrhea and some vomiting.  We had plans to go out for dinner, but will stay here to keep an eye on him.  I fixed him some hamburger and rice for later if he feels like eating.  My bad.  No more stuffed animals for him!

Cold here, may watch the Browns vs. the Ravens.  Not much hope for the Browns.

Merry Christmas..... Eight days away  I am so done, done and done.   Susan

  • Edited December 17, 2022 4:58 pm  by  Susan1206

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan and all.  26 here.  Lots that I did in front of the storm was for the whole Winter

season.  Some should have been before the first smaller snow but had work to do in the calmer weather.

Subaru and stuff.  Got the Baja when I stopped smoking so it's going on 16 years and I got it in January

so it was out in the first Winter.

We usually take the stuffing out of toys after there's a rip that starts leaking the stuffing out.  We let them

play with the outer part, isn't much left to some of them but doesn't take much to make them happy.  They

are both 1 year old tomorrow, went by fast for everyone else I bet.  So will get them toy to play with for their

birthday.  Wife puts meat she cooks on the dogs dry food every day.

I went out today to get wife and grandson a gift, that's the end of shopping for me.  Only shopping I didn't do

online.  Traffic was very bad on the other side of the highway and river, where all the stores moved to.  Some

that were over here at the mall just went out of business.  JC Penny's owns their own little part of the mall so

they're still here, that's where got my wife's gift.  Health clinics and restaurants are moving in place of stores

that left.  Dick's sporting goods is building a big store here.  I'm glad of that because I rarely go to restaurants,

they put lots of ingredients in food to sharpen the tastes to get people back but they aren't good for diabetics.

I didn't think they would get replacements when they wouldn't lower the rents for all those stores but they seem

to be getting them.  Lot's left, big and small.  Sear's, Macy's, Tops and Bottoms, Forever 21, Bon Ton, etc...

We are certainly wintery here, wish you had the snow if that's what you want.  Guess it's pretty but everyone will

still have a good Christmas because it's about the seeing people you love and the spirit of the season.  Still time

for snow before the day. 

So grateful for granddaughter talking me into stopping smoking that last time and this forum for helping me to

keep the quit, also Chantix. 

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.




From: Susan1206


Dear Ernie, Kitty and Paul,

Greetings from a cold and somewhat light snowy afternoon in Avon Lake.  

Finn is still having digestive problems (hate saying the word diarrhea) and I called his Vet.  They have taken off Saturday and today so I guess there is no choice but to wait.  Have decided to switch over to the boiled chicken/white rice meal with two Imodium AD three times a day.  Will call first thing in the a.m. and hopefully have him seen or get medication.   A prayer would be appreciated as I worry a lot about his well being!

We plan to travel to a Lodge at Geneva on the Lake with the youngest on Friday for an overnight get together.  I am especially concerned because he will be boarded and I want him to be better by then.  

All except one gift for my SIL has arrived.  The tracking says it arrived at the Avon Lake Post Office five days ago?  Hm..  All gifts are now wrapped and Christmas cards sent.  Only baking remains.....

Enjoy these fleeting day before Christmas.  Let's all jot down what our plans are for the day ~

Christmas Eve with Jim's Family (Open House)

Christmas mid-morning to my youngest daughter and son-in-law and dear five-year old Bronwen.  Gift giving

Christmas late afternoon to my eldest daughter, son-in-law and two grands for dinner and gift giving.

All will be well ~ Susan


From: JavaNY


Hello all,

I hope Finn feels better soon, Susan. I just remembered my cousin Susan has a dog named Finn. Part beagle I'd guess, never asked her. Nice dog. 

I will go to my sister's home in NJ on the 24th, most likely stay there until the 26th.  My nieces and nephew will be home. 

Had a Christmas dinner with some ex-colleagues tonight.  I'm tired, hopefully will be asleep in 10 minutes.


From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  26 here, heavy rain coming Friday so much or all the snow

will be gone.  Sorry Finn is sick Susan.  Hope he recovers tonight.  Think it would be rough for both

of you to leave while he is sick.  One of our pups limps a lot.  Started her on Glucosamine a while back. 

They were one year old yesterday.  Yesterday brought Belle back after 1/2 mile walk because she was

limping.  Never got them out for a afternoon walk around the lawn, my knee was bothering me quite a bit. 

Put the support on it and started exercising, painful at first but got better as time went on.

We will have daughter and grandsons over for dinner on Christmas day and open gifts.  Same as every year

but still love it.  Actually never know when granddaughter will show up.  She has us and her inlaw families

now.  So as time marches on our grandchildren will grow and have lives of their own and things will change.

My wife's parents have a hard time with the dogs so for a long time my wife will have to go up alone while

I keep the dogs here.  As they get older they don't seem to like grandchildren we take with us or me anymore,

just their daughter.

Glad you are on good terms with your ex-colleagues Paul.  I don't have any get togethers with mine.  I see some

at hamfests, Amateur radio flea markets sort of.  People in the industrial electronics industry are usually out to

cut the throats of the workers next to them, if it suits the management, so I would rather not see most of them.

Wife's job, they had to work a weekend to make up for a weekend day off even though they were using a vacation

day.  Then it got so couldn't get a weekend day off at all for the last few years.  Had to miss our nephews wedding

and other things.  Weekends were standard pay and had to work every other weekend.  They once told her she

couldn't have any holidays off though the routine was they get some of the holidays off some years and the other

ones every other year.  She would rather not be reminded of her old job.  We made it to retirement and that's the

important thing now.  Really enjoying retirement and especially weekends off. 

Paul, it's something you have a cousin Susan with a dog named Finn.  Hope you enjoy Christmas at your sister's.

I might go to the farm to help tomorrow, not sure yet. 

Enjoy the day all.  Before Friday's storm for us.



From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Your Christmas itinerary sounds very nice ~ always good to be with our family on the holiday.  Interesting, a cousin Susan and a dog named Finn ~ great name for a dog!  LOL    We dropped Finn off this morning at the Vet's office.  He will have x rays, etc. to make sure their is no blockage.  He continues to not have an appetite and diarrhea so I am praying that this will all be ok.  We have cancelled our adventure to the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake.  I just won't board Finn with all of this going on.

The sun is shining but the weather prediction is for extreme cold temperatures and wind.  

I found a fair amount of bird feathers by my gate a few days ago...no bird....just feathers.  Yesterday, a very large hawk sat upon my rod iron fence so now I have put 2 and 2 together to come to the conclusion that a hawk is watching my feeder!   

And on that note.......have a good day.    Susan