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    A new day is upon us. 60s going to 70s, high thin overcast with a high percent of sunlight shining. The Doll says the wind is chilly overlooking the lake.

    Raisin bran and p-nut butter toast is the highlight here. Coffee is cedar swamp plus caffeine blend. Oats are a chuggin’ away in the pot.

    Slow day at hand. Not sure where anyone is.

    Highlight of the day yesterday was finding yet another tick crawling on me…new screen name may be Tick Bait…

    Sad news in Japan with the loss of their popular leader Abe.

    Well, things to do. Everyone have a fine day.

    KarlS
    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

    Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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    Mornin' Karl!

    Was beginning to wonder and starting to look for the key. Thanks for opening up. 68, headed for 77 and humid here in the northern mitten. Off-and-on rain showers for the day. ZZ Top headlining the Cherry Festival concerts tonight. Probably a good day to stay inside, but there are errands to run before town becomes a complete zoo.

    Make it a great day, and stay safe!

    Pete
    in Michigan

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    • #3
      Good morning everyone.

      Karl, thanks for the second cup of coffee.

      Already did meal prep and took Mom grocery shopping.
      I'll do some weeding in her garden and then later smoke a cigar and enjoy moe of my book.
      Monthly dinner tonight with high school friends.

      Have a great day everyone.
      Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
      FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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      • #4
        Did the morning grocery run already - coffee and bagel - good for the morning now. Decent day and maybe get some painting done.

        Yesterday spent 300 miles on the road - A/C in the car failed Mon. Lovely drive, not. Have to do it again tomorrow.......so excited, no.

        Working on a brass sided (most are all tin plated steel) Rail Craft gondola - soldering up extra bits and all to get to a point where all the metal work is complete - going to add wood deck to the interior since there are holes drilled in the floor....good weekend project.


        So it goes.....

        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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        • #5
          Good morning Karl and the rest of the crew. High humidity and temps in the low 80's is what is on tap for today.

          Ticks were a common visitor on my aging torso back in Jersey, but I've only had one so far here in Michigan. Then again, our old property was heavily wooded and I was constantly 'in the woods'.

          Last evening my heart got a 'jump start' when a Garter Snake slithered out of a garden and across the path right in front of me. I'm not particularly afraid of snakes and have picked up dozens over the years, but the surprise of a 'snake in the grass' always gives me the same reaction.

          I've been trying to learn the fine differences between different style valve gear on steam locos. (Stephenson, Walschaerts, Baker, Southern, etc.). Luckily there are great 'working' schematics available on YouTube.

          Well, off to run a few errands, then some modeling time.

          Have a great day!
          Bruce

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          • #6
            Good afternoon, Karl and crew. We're in the mid 80's today. I started the day with some yard work. I beat the heat, but not the humidity. After the yardwork, we ran some errands, and it looks like more errands are coming up. I hope to get some workbench time in sometime today.

            George
            "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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            • #7
              Afternoon all! Thanks for opening up Karl, as my stellar internet was once again 'we're working on it' raised it's ugly head again. Had a CTTJ discussion with the sales mgr at the joint a little while ago. Asked her what their target availabily number was. 99% she proudly stated. I told her that was not good enough. She questioned my statement. So I asked her, "If you were pregnant, and the infant ward proudly boasted that their 'no dropped babies percentage target was 99% for the month, and they had been successful with 99 near months end, was that good enough?" She paused, and said 'I see your point'. But they still were'working on it". It's up until the next time.

              Have a Super day!

              Jim
              Take the red pill

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              • #8
                Good afternoon, all. The NH seacoast is 80-ish and mostly cloudy since lunchtime. No modeling news, though I have turned up a few pictures that will be useful. And I've had a small part in facilitating what may turn into an important addition to a historical society collection. Mostly, I've been working on storage track at Seashore. There's hope we can get it into service this month, so I'll put in a few more hours tomorrow. Much of Sunday will go towards a different preservation project.
                James

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