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k9wrangler
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Posted - 05/18/2020 :  2:35:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Going on about 50+ hours of of rain, have seen the 6Ē number bandied about. Water is up to my mailbox Post on the opposite side of the road. LOTS of deep water all over. We were out a bit picked up McD breakfast, lots of fields that were planted during the last weeks nice weather are flooded with heavy water flow rutting thru them. Found two places roads were washed out, had to double back to get home at one point. Talked to a rural carrier that said she had no idea how to get to parts of her route due to washouts.

On a better note, she who would be VP has released the Upper Peninsula and parts of Northern MI from lock down, Pete MAY be out of current excuses, may need a different list. All this damp weather, his barometric ankle may be chattering. No I didnít mean biometric.

Sad news on the Red Arrow pilot and passenger in Canada. Read their craft are 60s era. Iíve seen them several times and they fly a whole swarm when the perform.

Ark builders are on call here. Everyone have a safe day.


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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tloc
Fireman

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Posted - 05/18/2020 :  3:01:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ark building, I have not tried that but had built a few rafts when I was a kid. Air crashes are always tough to take for events like that. I had an assistant that witnessed in St. Point at an air show a plane dive right into the woods. She was traumatized for weeks.

I went to HD, the LHS and a drive by at Michaelís craft store. They had guys stationed at HD counting but never told the folks to social distance. When I was in the glue aisle one of the great unwashed sneared and asked why I had a mask on. I told him it was to protect HIS health. One of HDís paint guys who looked like a house strode over and asked the guy if he had an issue. I didnít hear what the response was but security showed up and escorted him away. I never knew HD even had security guys, they looked like the night club bouncers, BIG!

I walked into the LHS and picked up what I had ordered a couple weeks ago, the owner wasnít enforcing the number of patron limits so I got out of there. Not browsing a hobby shop, I donít think I have ever done that before. Finally, Michaelís. They were enforcing the patron limits and the line was maybe 30 folks and damned if I was standing in the rain for aleenes glue. It is still raining in our area of Wisconsin. Have a great day.

TomO




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Rick
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  06:20:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone.

Coffee, hot water for tea and a variety of cold sodas are ready to go.

Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Karl, hope the blahs are ending soon.

Jerry, thanks for the pic.

Mike had a busy day.

Tom, hang in there.

Didn't do a bike ride or meal prep yesterday, so those will happen today.
Instead I mowed the lawn, bought Mom some flowers for her garden and took them to her.

Start of another work week for me.

Have a great day everyone.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  07:40:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning everyone

Rick thanks for the coffee.
You be careful out there among the English!

Weather in South Jersey sunny/56. But very windy. Later on 65 but even winder!
At least its not rain!

We have some errands to do today. Then some bench time later.

Everyone have a great day!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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friscomike
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  08:14:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good morning folks,

Rick, thanks for coffee. Good job getting flowers for Mom's garden.

It's going warm up again today with the forecast at 97F. My Mom said it was about time! We sat outside sipping tea yesterday afternoon when the temps were in low 90's. It was nice.

Was planning to go to lodge to work today. Not sure I'll go yet. Maybe tomorrow.

Have fun,
Mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  09:14:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just another wet Tuesday here, grey and rain. Floods overtaking corona virus a concern for many. Terrible damage done to the finely dressed, freshly planted fields in the farms around here. Now rutted with deep gullies and raging streams and acres of ponding. Twice had to re-route while out yesterday due to flooded roads. The water is 4' deep at the edge of the road at my mailbox across the road from me, plenty of water in places rarely seen on my side of the road, too.

The ground drops into the 4' ditch between fence and mailbox.



Positive news, she who would rule the world has relaxed the lockdown for the upper 3rd of the lower and all of the upper peninsula. Camper is being loaded today and we'll be headed out in the morning. THAT has the Doll exstatic (but my spelling just static--ecstatic? yep I guess so). The Holiday weekend coming up surely has a ton of political pressure being yielded. Confirming thoughts that much of it has been political. As bad as she's seemed, she doesn't compare to "well....old folks are going to die...." I heard yesterday. OK, enough.

Trip prep on the schedule today. Everyone here have a good day, safe and healthy.


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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tloc
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  09:53:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, you donít need to go north, put thee canoe in at the mailbox! All kidding aside water like that is never good and always destructive. I feel for the farmer that planted that field.

Good morning everyone, we have drizzle still falling but the local TV guy and the IPad say it is dry, I will believe my eyes. Terry and I are heading for the stables and plan to ride away the morning and some of the afternoon. Better then staying in the house. We had a zoom get together last night with the whole family. Everyone says they are fine but even with Texas opening, my son is staying in except for his daily job. The brother in Arizona says they are open but other then golf they are staying close to home and starting to see some friends. Life is good just boring right now. Be safe

TomO



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  05:45:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
0540, or is it Oh-Dark-Thirty...not sure. Last minute things to do and we're going to hit the road in the next hour or so.

Had very brief, in the driveway, visits from friends yesterday as we prepped things for the trek. I noticed just before dark that the water is receding, down a foot since the photo. Kudos to Steph, our mail lady. She had a package for the house beyond the water and went a couple hundred yards down, past the water and walked a package up to the front of the house.

Weather is supposed to be ok the next few days, will be nice to be off and away.

Coffee is on and a big sack of McD egg McMuffins was just dropped off by the Grub Hub driver, enjoy.


Thousands on the river near Midland, ENE of us, fleeing from a breached dam, damn...Governor has declared an emergency but went on TV telling everyone to wear their masks....

Everyone have a good day, safe, healthy and DRY!


Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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Rick
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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  08:06:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone.

Karl, thanks for getting us started and thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
This has to be the windiest year I've ever experienced here in Joisey.
Tried doing some outside work yesterday and after 5 minutes went back inside to get out of the wind tunnel.
25 mph gusts again today.

Karl, safe travels and glad that the water is receding.

Tom, hope the water there is also receding.

Mike, I wouldn't mind some 90's.

Jerry, with all the wind maybe we should get kites.

Bike ride next.
Staying inside again today and get some chores done.

Have a great day everyone.



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  08:26:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning everyone

Karl thanks for the coffee & breakfast.

Rick just 25 here in South Jersey 35 and yesterday we went to get our beach badges 45 mph.
A kite wouldn't last 5 minutes here.

An your right this wind is unbelievable this year and the fact we are 16 degrees below normal

Tom & Karl try to keep your feet dry!!

Well it's a good day to get some modeling done.

Everyone have a great day!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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tloc
Fireman

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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  08:39:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning. No rain in Wisconsin for a couple days at least. Hopefully but doubtful the grass will be dry enough to cut. Thanks to Karl for the grub to start the morning. I need a diet anything soda. A quick trip to the local other grocery store. I pick up whatever That was not in the curbside delivery yesterday from our main grocery. . This store is usually fairly empty so itís not an issue moving around. The cashiers have glass enclosures and I will wear my mask. The only thing missing from either store is sanitizer wipes. Not sure I need 90ís but anything in the 80ís would be nice. Rick, both Terry and I have mentioned the consistent high winds we have had this Spring. Itís crazy. Enjoy your day and stay safe.

TomO



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friscomike
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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  09:53:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good morning folks,

Karl, thanks for coffee and breakfast. Hope it dries up for you soon.

Rick, we have had the windiest year that I remember. Steady winds between 25 and 35 with gusts higher. It's a rainy year, too. No complaints about rain in Texas. We always need it.

Yesterday I picked up groceries and the traffic was horrible. Most places still closed, but a few are opening with social distancing and mask rules in effect.

I'm off the lodge to work today. First time in a while. I'll be all alone in my office, so no problem with safety there.

Have fun,
Mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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Philip
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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  9:47:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Evening,

Been casting like crazy. Hard to keep up with demand.
Karl, Scuba mask? Hope your safe! What a mess!

Philip



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Rick
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Posted - 05/21/2020 :  07:08:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone.

Karl, thanks for getting us started and thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

Sunny and temps in the upper 60's.

Philip, glad that you are doing well with the castings.

Mike, are you familiar with Del Valle, TX?
It's outside Austin.

Turned out the wind wasn't so bad yesterday and got some outside things done.
Got my large flower pots out front ready for planting.
A trip to the nursery later to get some plants and get them in the ground.

Have a great day everyone.



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friscomike
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Posted - 05/21/2020 :  07:31:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good morning folks,

Rick, thanks for coffee.

I am mot familiar with Del Valle.

86F and rain in the forecast.

Taking Mom to doctor today, routine checkup.

Have fun and stay safe,
Mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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