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    Good morning crew, readers, lurkers, and new members. It's 66f -> 80f in rain soaked and humid N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn has signaled READY with Burlington Zephyr blend. The special is corned beef hash with 2 eggs anyway you want them, Texas toast, a side of Grandma Sweeter's grits. The oatmeal pot, and all drinks are at the end of the serving line.
    Yesterday's wiring session at the buddies layout turned out well. I soldered up the detection subassemblies, and he installed most of them under the layout. We tested the installed units and they worked as intended. He'll need a few days on the heating pad, before the next session.

    Overnight rain shut down mowing here today, yaay! I'll need 'rent-a-goat' in a few more days of this to turn the weed patch into a feed lot.

    I'll get back to the planning and drawing of the proposed new layout. Re-using lumber from this one will make this one a little less expensive for the bench work. Downsizing will help that as well. So that's on the agenda here. What's on yours?

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Morning Jim and others,

    I'm off to cut and edge the grass as the heat is on the way. Maybe I'll get some neighbors up with the noise. First, my kick start libation is a cold Diet Pepsi.

    Have a great day ya'll.

    The difference between the almost right word and the right is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.


    • #3
      Spent yesterday doing an up & back to the house in Pa; a day installing trim and shelving.........and finding out I need more off to the store to buy more in a bit........

      After 1 and 1/4 cups of coffee and 1/2 a sesame bagel, I'd like to think about mowing the front yard, but.......well, the ER is only a mile I guess I could if pressured or bribed. But picking a few tomatoes and relaxing inside is probably more likely.

      Got plenty of office work and shop projects. Got to get this little ore car moved on along with a wretched resin structure, just to take back my bench space and get back into a few car building projects that need to done so they can depart more easily.

      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.


      • #4
        Good morning, Jim and crew. We're having another day in the mid 90's. We're watching our son's dog while he and his wife are out of town and we're going for a walk while it's cool.

        I got an OK to build the diorama house, so now I have to figure out just how I'm going to pull it off.

        With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


        • #5
          Good morning from Elkins WV. It’s 70F with rain on the way.

          I have another day of blues workshops today. Last night was a gospel sing; a lot of fun. Then it was beer and conversation and staying up too late. Class attendance tends to drop at this time of the week.

          Have a good one.


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


          • #6
            Good morning everyone.

            Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.
            It’s definitely better than the one I’m currently having at Stoney’s.

            Looks like it will be sunny and low 90’s as I continue driving back home.

            First night in the van went well except I have to get a mattress topper to make it more comfortable.

            Have a great day everyone.
            Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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            • #7
              Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is sunny and 68 degrees here in S.E. Michigan. We will reach 80 later today.

              The deck crew will just about finish up today. It is looking good.

              Some weed work along the back fence line, some reading and some modeling time is on the agenda.

              Have a great day!


              • #8
                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.

                76 degrees, and cloudy here in Rhode Island today. May see rain today at some point in time.

                Not sure what today will bring for me. I'll have to play it by ear. Maybe some more work on the Photo critter. I getting ready to paint it now.

                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


                • #9
                  Good morning Jim and Crew. A nice day for a road trip. Just a bit less then 2 hours away is Galena, Illinois via Wisconsin and Illinois back roads. If we take US Hwy 151 it is about 1 hour 28 minutes. Galena, was once the home of US Grant a northern US General in the War of Northern Aggression also known as the US Civil War. He later won the presidency. His former home is a museum but not a US Presidential Library. We have a 5 hour window today to explore. But 1st is the 9AM haircut. Then at 7PM is the granddaughter’s last of the season Special Needs softball game. 3 sets of grandparents and 19 neighbors are expected in Harpers cheering section.

                  1-302million are the odds to win Mega Millions that is over $1 billion. For those math challenged, those are not very good odds.

                  Inflation and sharks is the theme of the day on the morning ABC tv news show that I have no clue why I am watching with Terry! We went through this in 1980, $50,000 construction loan was at 7.5%. When the Mortgage was to be signed 8 months later it was at 18% but negotiated down to 15%. Stayed for 2 years and we survived and we definitely weren’t making the 6 figure salaries so many make today. What did people expect with all the free money (yep) handed out over the last 3.5 years? Did they save any of it? Doesn’t sound like it.

                  Traded a pulp car I had up for sale for a coil car. Hopefully his car is as pictured in which case I got a good deal. Retail therapy the other night and this trade brings the layout to its maximum car allotment, 70. I try to keep all my rolling stock on the layout and 70 doesn’t stuff any tracks. I have 2 track staging on each end of the layout but only keep 1 train in each end, the rest are working on the layout.

                  enjoy the day


                  • #10
                    Sun here after a light shower is breaking up the clouds. Humid but it should pass mid day per the well seasoned blond from Grand Rapids.

                    No plans.

                    Enjoy all. Be safe.


                    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                    Cedar Swamp
                    SW of Manistique, MI

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