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    Good morning crew, readers, and lurkers, from 72f and drizzling N.E. Indiana. The days are getting shorter already, as it is still totally dark here at 0600. The coffee urn has signaled READY with Boilerwash blend. The special is a Western omelet, Texas toast, and grits. The oatmeal pot is near empty, if you are the last one in the pot, remember to shut it off. All other beverages at the end of the line. Smoothie machine is ready, but the input is limited to a banana or a few grapes. (supply chain issues).

    I worked on signals quite a while yesterday and have six of them just about ready to install. It's amazing to see the advertising confusion in the area of signals and controllers. Unless you are on your toes, it can be quite a rabbit hole. Rule #2, write out in detail what you expect the final result to be. Rule #1 is of course= "It's your railroad".

    Today will have me dodging the rain, and back and forth trips to the shop. I'm printing some multi-parts items and changing setting between parts. Tonight I'm going to "Girls night out" with the rare (first time ever) invitation of the husbands of that crew. Supposedly, some barbecuing, and brew is involved. It'll be interesting I'm sure.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning everyone.

    Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.
    There's leftover birthday cake in the On30 lounge if anyone wants.

    Jim, have fun at the BBQ.

    Just saw on FB that the Sundance Central is moving to Tin City in Paso Robles, CA.

    Nothing real exciting happening here.

    Have a great day everyone.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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    • #3
      Good morning, Jim, Rick and crew. Another day in the mid 80's in Tidewater Virginia. I'm getting ready to head to VA Beach for a Tidewater Division meeting. The drive to and from summer meetings can be tough since I have to traverse the Hampton Roads Bridge/Tunnel.

      With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


      • #4
        Did another up & back to PA to deliver the cabinet - also the last run there in the Outback; getting replaced on Mon with a new to me Murano. Yesterday's return trip was tortuous in the heat w/o A/C on Rt. 7 - take a major 4 lane road, reduce it to 2 and then 1, then 2 and then 1 lane again for miles.....never again.

        Today is clear out the car, hit the bank and recover from yesterday's silliness, watch the open for a bit......

        Decaling hopper cars is on the agenda.

        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.


        • #5
          Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is 65 degrees and heading to 80 under cloudy skies here in S.E. Michigan.

          Since there is no heavy rain in the forecast and we seem to have a dead calm day, I think that I'll so some weed spraying along the fence line today.

          Perhaps some modeling later today.

          Have a great day!


          • #6
            Good morning. Thank you for opening, Jim.

            It's a cloudy 666F with an expected high of 80F here in northern WV. Possible rain. I'm going to clear the patio of weeds and sweep off all the fallen seeds from the trees overhead. We are having our neighbors over this evening, outside if the rain goes away.

            I did very little modeling yesterday but some is better than none. I did complete a major step in my rocker upholstery job. First thing: a trip to the farmers market.

            Have a good one.


            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


            • #7
              Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Jim. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

              75 degrees, and sunny here in Rhode Island at the moment.

              The Camera Critter project has started. Thanks to those who have checked it out and posted comments.

              Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.

              Louis L&R Western Railroad
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


              • #8
                Clouds and humids this morning after overnight light rain and heavy fog.

                Had a nice day yesterday. Heard from all my peeps…chats and real verbal communication with some, cards, texts and such from the rest, dinner was nice, too.

                More visitors coming today. Gonna need a nap later. Might play my blood sugar # on the Daily Lotto..​​​​​​​

                Sort of,caught the new vehicle bug, too, Martin, but vacillating around any firm decisions yet. Of course the Doll hooked me up with a new set of Weather tech floor mats for the intended trade. (taco-ma). At least my stuff’s not, knock wood, broken like the ac on yours.

                Be well all.


                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


                • mwbpequod
                  mwbpequod commented
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                  The new car bug knocked me down and wrestled me into submission, and then proceeded to put the boot in just for good measure - an extra 45 min stopped in a construction zone yesterday confirmed it for me.

                • k9wrangler
                  k9wrangler commented
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                  Sure do hate the stopped traffic, especially on an expressway as you’re trapped like a rat between interchanges even if you want to explore alternative routes. We’ve been very lucky in our many trips up and down the mitten. Son in law got hung up between exits for nearly 4 hours a year ago when somebody turned their monster camper into match sticks…imagine being stuck in an battery car…either in snow or heat
                  Last edited by k9wrangler; 07-16-2022, 11:45 AM. Reason: Torque down some loose thoughts

              • #9
                Good evening, all. Today Worcester County MA got fairly warm in the afternoon, but we were up on a hill and there was a breeze. Down to 65F tonight with maybe a few showers. No modeling, though several hours of preservation work this morning. Tomorrow is the HUB Division cookout at Waushakum Live Steamers, then back to track work Monday. Meanwhile, the wheat is almost ready (but any of the forecast showers will set that back a couple of days).