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Larryc
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/27/2020 :  11:12:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning,

Rick thanks for the coffee. Happy 63rd Birthday and enjoy your steak dinner and adult beverages. You put a smile on my face when you said that you stopped at Wegmans; I worked for them for 40 years and it was a really good place to work. For some reason I just can't get Safari to cooperate posting photos; it's probably just me.

Karl glad that you didn't have to break out the "hip waders" to get to your place. Seeing that Eagle must have been a sight to behold.

Tom happy meat shopping. Be prepared for "sticker shock" when you see the prices; they just seem to be going up and up.

Jerry try and stay cool today.

Mike have a great day.

Going to be another 90+ day today and really humid with maybe storms latter. In 1955 Syracuse had 25 days during the summer of 90+ which set a record. It looks like we may beat that this summer.
Going to be an inside day today due to the heat and humidity. May be able to get in some more bench time today.
Everyone have a great day and stay cool and safe.






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Rick
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Posted - 07/28/2020 :  03:53:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone.

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

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

TGIF

Have a great day everyone.



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tloc
Fireman

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Posted - 07/28/2020 :  08:53:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning Rick and Crew. When it comes to the meat purchases Terry handles that, I go along to get out of the house. Yesterdayís sale was the 1st biggie since the pandemic hit Wisconsin in March. But, I did notice a higher bill then normal as with the weekly grocery purchases. Everything is higher per Terry for the meats and this after a sale! Our son sent a few videos yesterday He was flying the drone over the Telsa site being built 2 miles from him. 2100 acres flattening 600 for the Gigafactory, filling in one of the quarries and will be turning 2 others into lakes. Interesting how no concern for environmental regulations, a just build it attitude from government and lots of money can move things along. He laid off his 6 crew because even though they were super busy, businesses are shutting projects down. He hopes per discussions he has with his biggest client, the University system, that in 3 weeks they can work on those projects but this is the second time the University has stopped them, no Students or football no projects. Enjoy today.

TomO

Larryc, itís not only you having issues posting using Safari



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friscomike
Fireman

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Posted - 07/28/2020 :  08:57:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good morning,

Rick, thanks for coffee.

Huevos Ranchero on the counter with bacon and chorizo. Salsa was made from tomatoes and peppers from the garden. Help yourself.

Woke up to rain, high 90F later today.

Not sure what I'll do today; it's a mystery!

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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Larryc
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/28/2020 :  10:03:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Gents,

Rick thanks for the coffee.

Tom I've noticed prices for groceries have gone up as well; but especially meat. We usually buy our meat in "family packs", which is cheaper, and 80% ground beef was about $14 and now is $20 for the same package. It's a shame that the University keeps shutting down those projects and those people are out of work. Everybody is so "afraid" now, hopefully that thinking ends soon.

Mike I'll take a helping of breakfast; it's a little out my comfort zone but I'll gladly give it a go. Mystery days can be fun too.

Lost power last night for a couple of hours during a storm. Thankfully it came back on as it was extremely muggy all last night. Not as bad this morning but the humidity is supposed clear out this afternoon. Not much going on today except for fixing a window shade and that's about it.

Stay safe and have a great day.



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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 07/28/2020 :  10:07:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by friscomike

Good morning folks,

Rick, thanks for coffee and...


Have fun and stay safe,
mike



I heartily second the motion. Us July guys have to stick together. Itís in our outwardly appearing gentle nature!

Quite a day here yesterday. It was so blasted humid it was unreal. Dan sent his dad Bob home early due to the heat. I crashed and burned early and did a mid day siesta. Later the weather changed noticeably and the humids left.

We took an off road road trip later in the day and had a nice time exploring. Caught a wise old eagle watching us.

Dan was able to frame in two walls and probably will have the North wall done soon and then the East that will be the most complex. Iím impressed with the care and workmanship going int the job. Well worth the time we had to wait before they were able to start.

Time to plan the day. Everyone have a good one.


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 - 07/29/2020 :  06:44:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone.

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

The heat wave continues.
Sunny, with a high near 94.

I've noticed the rise in food prices too.

Not sure why you guys have problems with safari but I know computers don't always co-operate.

Karl sent these two pictures to post here.
The first is an excellent shot of an eagle.



And progress at the new house.



Every three years we need to get recertified as conductors.
We get tested on physical characteristics and special rules on one of our lines.
I always do the Rarity line.
I'll start studying for that today.

Have a great day everyone.



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 07/29/2020 :  08:09:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning everyone

Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.

I full confidence you will pass your certification!

Karl great shot of the Eagle and the house is coming along nicely.
Just watch that first step out the door!

Weather wise hot again in South Jersey sunny/75. Later on 92.
It's not the temp its that dam humidity that kills you 92%.

Nothing from the bench...

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 - 07/29/2020 :  08:34:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning from the deck in Wisconsin. Karl, great pictures and glad you are happy with the house build. We are staying away from our place going up, but did ride the horses by
It on Sunday. Prices for everything I was reading are going up. With incomes mostly down the reckoning is coming. I rarely look at the stock markets other then a quick look at numbers
Up or down for the Dow Jones. Terry is the wizard in our family and Brian has learned it from mom. Brian day trades and at 35 has time to recover from any blunders. Terry does some
day trading since the pandemic hit but watches all financials religiously. Have a great day, stay cool and wear the mask.

TomO



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friscomike
Fireman

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Posted - 07/29/2020 :  09:05:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good morning folks,

Rick, thanks for coffee and good luck with your exam. I always disliked tests.

Karl, nice photo of the eagle. The house construction progress is looking good.

Overcast again this morning and high around 96F.

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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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 07/29/2020 :  09:42:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all from a pleasant and sunny morning at the build site. Dan has most things done on the rough in. His construction techniques are overbuilding for strength and longevity. Huge header boards on weight bearing wall openings and 6Ē walls. The trusses are a few days out yet so this stage is going to be wrapping up today or tomorrow. He has a siding job to keep busy with.

The Eagle was captured with my new Nikon Coolpix P1000 with a 24-3000mm zoom lens I picked up for just such shots. It pleased me with the shots like that. While that shot was a few miles S of us their was one watching over us from one of the big pines in the house shot.

The house has a walkout on ground level that will have a slider and an unofficial not a bedroom with a good sized window. From the main level will be a deck that will afford a terrific view of Lake Michigan from some old manís rocker

Not sure of plans yet. The Doll has trekked down to the beach. Sheís back making me grits

Until next time yíall enjoy.


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

Edited by - k9wrangler on 07/29/2020 10:12:11 AM

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Larryc
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/29/2020 :  10:26:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning,

High today in the low 80's and low humidity with some rain latter on. We're enjoying some nice cool Canadian air. We love Canada in the summer and hate her in the winter.

Rick thanks for the cup of Joe. Best of luck on your re-certification; I'm sure you'll do just fine. Is this the last test before retirement?

Jerry the humidity can be nasty when it goes on day after day. Try and stay cool.

Tom the stock market I like to call "fantasy finance". I don't think that it shows the finances of the everyday working person. IMO.

Mike enjoy your day.

Karl that is a great shot of the Eagle; it's magazine worthy. I agree with Jerry watch that first step. It's not the fall that's the problem, it's that sudden stop at the end. Glad to see the progress on the house going so well.

Have a few outside chores to do this morning before it rains. BLT's for dinner with homegrown tomatoes, lettuce, and real bacon cooked on the grill so that the grease can go anywhere it wants to. Going to throw in some frys with that.

Have a great day guys. Keep cool and safe.



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tloc
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 07/29/2020 :  12:07:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Larryc

Good Morning,

Tom the stock market I like to call "fantasy finance". I don't think that it shows the finances of the everyday working person. IMO.


Itís like a casino, if you know how to play, you might make a profit. I laugh when folks in DC say the economy is going great, look at the stock market. The stock market is not an indicator for everyday people.

Tom



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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 07/29/2020 :  2:51:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well TomO the folks in Washington want all the sheeple to believe any bs they spew no matter how speciously illogical it might be.

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

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Rick
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 07/30/2020 :  06:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone.

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

Heat wave continues with a high near 93.

Agreed about the market not being an accurate indicator of the economy.
Banks using cheap money from the Fed and corporate stock buy backs are the main reason stocks are up.

Larry, should be my last re-cert but we have annual NORAC rules test every year too.
Those BLT's sound tasty.

Karl, that new camera takes a great pic.

Eye doctor first thing this morning.
Then grocery shopping and meal prep followed by a bike ride and some more studying.

Have a great day everyone.



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