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    Good morning all from rain soaked N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Boilerwash blend. The special is biscuits and gravy. 4th time to open lounge this morning with internet problems here.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning everyone.

    Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.
    And thanks for persevering through your internet problems and getting things started here.

    Upper 90's yet again.
    Looks like there might be a little relief in the coming days.

    Bruce, wait lines at inspection stations aren't so bad now.
    They don't check much, mostly emissions and gas cap, which speeds things up.
    Only waited about 10 minutes only to find out my van doesn't need to be inspected.

    Have a great day everyone.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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    • Dutchman
      Dutchman commented
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      When I had my RAM 3500, I had the same thing happen. Waited on line and then was told that the State had passed a rule that trucks over a certain weight didn't need inspection. My RAM was 13 pounds over that weight.

    • deemery
      deemery commented
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      A friend's father-in-law had a Porsche Cayenne. That was also 15 lbs over the weight limit so it was classified as a "work vehicle" rather than an automobile. I forget the exact nature of the law that applied, but my friend and I agreed it was Yet Another Example of how money can buy you tax advantages... :-( :-(

  • #3
    Another hotter day........watered the peppers and squash.....

    2 cups of coffee and 2 chocolate chip pancakes, and I'm heading for the base office and workshop. Plenty of paper to reorg and putting the soldering wraps on the IMP tank car....hope to get that to the clean and rinse stage today.

    Weekend looks promising - mid 2 low 80's......

    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 to the entire crew. After a couple of rainy days, the sun is beginning to break out of the clouds here in S.E. Michigan. It is 64 degrees and heading up to 74.

      Once it dries out a bit, I'll tackle a few outdoor chores. We also need to get a few food items in as our son from Florida will be coming in on Thursday for a few days.

      Have a great day!


      • #5
        Good morning, Jim and crew. Like Martin, in Northern Virginia, it's going to be a hot one in this corner of Virginia.

        Pat's nieces and nephew from Pittsburgh have rooms at Virginia Beach this week. Pat's going to spending the day with them at the beach. I'm heading over for dinner this evening - I'm not a sun worshiper.

        With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


        • #6
          Morning crew,

          The coffee smells mighty good but I have my creosote blend of Diet Pepsi to kick start my day.

          I have a few outside tasks to do as the temp here in Central Fl. climbs towards the mid 90 range. Heat index is worse.

          My plan after getting cooled in the pool after the yard work is to get back to the layout.

          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.


          • #7
            Good morning. It's already a warm 78F with upper eighties expected today, then like a lot of places the temperatures will moderate this week.

            I managed to accomplish a little modeling yesterday in addition to a walk, fixing a sticky door, and cutting down spent flowers in the garden. Sort of tired by the end of the day.

            Today is a work session at the club, installing subroadbed.

            Have a good one.


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


            • #8
              Good morning Crew and thanks Jim for opening. My once a day daily diet Dr Pepper has been consumed and the next drinks for the balance of the day is water. I maybe bold and add a few drops of lemon or lime to a few bottles!

              After a week of hot and very hot and humid weather the up high today is 81 and low humidity.

              After a real nasty Republican week of Governor candidates accusing each other of things, today is primary day. To make sure our votes count due to the confusing rules now in place, we are walking into vote with photo ID I the wallet.

              To the lady who passed yesterday, Olivia Newton-John may you find peace and fulfillment where ever you passed to, you were Magic



              • #9
                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, even being with a Boilerwash blend

                81 degrees, and sunny here in Rhode Island today. Going to be in the 90's by noon I guess.

                Today is another hot and muggy day. The NP #6 Shop Loco project has it's slicing and dicing going on as we speak.

                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


                • #10
                  They're promising the weather breaks today (with the chance of significant thunderstorms), with lows in the '70s tomorrow. Can't wait! I have a few last errands to do from the trip, and then I can contemplate the train room...

                  And speaking of 'people passing', although he never directly tackled a railroad topic, David McCullough's book on engineering feats, including the Panama Canal and Brooklyn Bridge, are worth reading!


                  p.s. Did someone do something to forum SW/HW? It's -very peppy- today!
                  Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


                  • #11
                    SW/HW?….WT*? I guess software slash hardware…initializing half everything one writes makes old people cringe…I for one don’t know the code..-end rant( pause anyhow…)

                    Sun cooler and lowering humids will make for a few pleasant days…a month on we’ll be wondering when first frost will kill the allergen producing weeds.

                    Trip to the propane dealer today to pay the King’s Ransome on the winter supply…$2.20/gallon if pre-bought, a fair bit more if on a payment plan. Expensive time of year…fuel plan time plus summer property taxes..

                    Evreyone have a good day.

                    KSinMI (Karl Scribner in Michigan)
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                    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                    Cedar Swamp
                    SW of Manistique, MI

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                    • #12
                      Morning crew. Cloudy and a Hi of 63 in Alexandria Bay. Going up to the 70's. No boating today with no sun.

                      Wish I was home in the shop in stead of being bored here at the cottage. Oh well. Autumn is fast approaching.

                      Have fun and a great day.

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                      • #13
                        Mornin' All!

                        68, sunny and headed for 79 here in the northern mitten today. Had a glorious weekend downstate at the Huckleberry Railroad's Railfan Weekend, where my Narrow-Minded group set up our layout showcasing the Maine Two-Footers. Beastly hot outdoors, with overabundant hum-diddy to boot, but nice inside and a good time had by all. Saw no Forum Folk <...ahem...> but was able to reconnect with friends from all over. Trains ran behind a former Alaskan Ten Wheeler, which has been beautifully restored. A restored 44-Tonner ran shuttle trips to the shops for tours as well. All things considered, a glorious weekend. Highly recommend.

                        And now back to juggling appointments, chasing contractors, etc. Bleah! Make it a great day, All, and stay safe!

                        in Michigan