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    Good morning all from 26f and dawn in the Western part of the Eastern 'fake' time zone. The coffee urn is READY with Bogus blend. The special is SOS on fresh shingles. One of the arguments for DST was so that kids wouldn't be boarding school buses in the dark. Just as they had survived the major part of Winter in the dark, they were plunged back into it this past week. What a great idea. Who dreams this crap up?

    Oh well, I'm happy to be working and posting over in 'Startin' from Scratch' and another exciting day scheduled for the HC.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning all,

    Love me some of that SOS on fresh shingles. Thanks Jim! Hmm.... a cool 50f outside at the moment. Looks like we may top out at 68f today with a little rain this morning. That may prevent me from mowing the lawn during my lunch break. Well, if it dries out in time there's enough daylight in the evening to get it done.

    Have a great one!
    Bob Butts
    Lake Mary, FL

    L. In case of danger to the Company's property employes must unite to protect it.


    • #3
      Good Morning All,

      Starting out at 51F today and getting to the mid 70's later. I'll take some of that SOS. On a side note, I remember in the Navy the cooks made SOS with tomatoes. Always reminded me of very thin spaghetti sauce.

      The rest of the week MOH is attending a quilting and sewing convention in Lakeland. We live close enough for her to commute but it means I have the cooking duties until Sunday. The layout cleanup continues today.

      I hope everyone has a good day.
      Curt Webb

      Freelanced PRR Bellevue Sub


      • BurleyJim
        BurleyJim commented
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        Curt, you are talking about 'the red stuff' sometimes they switched to 'the gray stuff' which nobody knew what caused that.

    • #4
      Good morning, Jim and crew. We're heading to the 50's today with a pollen alert. Everyone complained about SOS in the Army, but I noticed everyone ordered it for breakfast at reunions.

      I'm making progress at the workbench. I'll be at it again today.

      With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


      • BurleyJim
        BurleyJim commented
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        It was better than corn flakes with 'bug juice'.

    • #5
      LOVING THE EVENING Sunlight…but then there is the chilly stuff here. Bob, the Deere dealer brought my freshened up Zero Turn back Monday in a snowstorm…it’ll be ready….late April, early May? Plan to keep the snowblower on the 1023 at least til end of next week…that wonderful sun Jim hates so has enough height to handle it well on its own….shine on evening sun…

      Sunny and 200 as Dawn cracked this morning. Going up to 40, then rain the next two….still snow on the ground here in the lower mitten. Winter Alert at my place in da Yoop… cold here over the weekend even if it says Spring on Monday next.

      Good day all, lovin’ the evening sun in Michigan, greatest invention since sliced bread!


      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

      Cedar Swamp
      SW of Manistique, MI

      Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


      • #6
        Good morning, Jim and crew. The NH Seacoast got snow in the tail end of yesterday's storm. We found maybe 6" on pavement when we cleared the (shortest) barn cellar driveway before dinner. This morning I'll be on the tractor for the family plow banks and the much longer back driveway. This afternoon, probably working on model lighting.

        Also yesterday I finished up my NERx clinic. Because it's a slide show with voice-over, I recorded it at 2 frames/second; file was about 60 megabytes. The editing tool I used defaulted to 30 fps and gave me almost a gigabyte of MP4, a slow upload. I will look into how to change the output parameters.


        • #7
          Much colder than forecast here; below freezing again.....but the winds have dropped off so if I feel energetic I might go out and collect the 3" limb that came down next to the house, and see what other fun fell on the ground, but then again....more coffee and maybe a leftover doughnut first.

          Time in the shop, painting details and all seems to be topping the agenda for the day.

          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.


          • #8
            Good morning all! SOS sounds good to me too but I'll skip on the Bogus coffee and opt for the real stuff. Mid 40's here on the Mississippi Alabama Gulf Coast, clear and supposed to get into the mid 60's this afternoon. Got a few trees planted yesterday. Work today and may try to get the last few planted this afternoon. Everyone have a blessed day


            • #9
              Good morning everyone.

              Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

              Joshua Tree weather: Showers, mainly before 8am. High near 66. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

              Not a good weather day here so I'll have time to process pictures I took yesterday at Joshua Tree NP and go to the gym.

              Have a great day everyone.
              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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              • #10
                Good morning from S.E. Michigan where it is 20 degrees and sunny. Still plenty of snow on the ground, but we will be getting warmer weather for the next week with some rain, so that snow will disappear.

                Hopefully there will be a large chunk of time to work on the layout today.

                Have a great day!


                • #11
                  Officially, they measured 13" of snow, but it compacted and there was only about 5" to wade through on the driveway. The winds arrived last night and I could hear snow sliding off the roof all night long.

                  A bunch of stuff from Amazon should arrive today and tomorrow, that will allow me to finish the electronics for the ball signal.

                  Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


                  • #12
                    Good morning. Thanks for opening, Jim.

                    Yesterday afternoon I spent at the club laying track in a switching area. We are in good shape for the open house and NMRA meeting Sunday.

                    Not much on the agenda today. The layout is running well so I might do more switching. I hope to work on the depot model as well. And of course there is walking on the rail trail in the cool weather under a blue sky.

                    Have a good one.


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


                    • #13
                      Good morning! I'm back working on the railroad after a very nice long weekend trip to TX. My wife and I flew down to celebrate my youngest grandson's second birthday on Saturday and my 65th birthday on Sunday. The 80 degree temperatures sure felt good, but it sure makes 19 degrees fell very cold when you get back.

                      Thank you for the coffee, it's time to get back at it. I hope everyone has a great day.



                      • k9wrangler
                        k9wrangler commented
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                        Happy birthday, kid…that lil taste of heat will just make the itch deeper and longer for spring in the mitten…

                    • #14
                      Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the Lounge Jim for the coffee. with our morning coffee and chat.

                      35 degrees and mostly sunny, here in the Ocean State, Rhode Island.

                      Everyone enjoy your day whatever you choose to do with it. Nothing new going on here.

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

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


                      • #15
                        Morning all,

                        I'm late to the party today but here all the same.

                        Babe and I have errands to run so not much RRing today for me.

                        Have a great day ay'll.

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