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    Good morning all from overcast, just barely past freezing N.E. Indiana. The coffee apparatus is in full swing (unlike Major League Baseball) this morning. It's loaded with Horseshoe Curveball blend. We have leftover pizza from Chicago's Home Run Inn. It's in your box brunch that the Fastmail machine is putting out today. Even though I've been retired 20 years, I'm having trouble knowing what day it is. I'm attributing it to the monotonous routine that we're going through. Too yucky weather wise to do any work out in the woods, and too early to mow the lawn. So it looks like like more time in the briarpa### cave.

    I know I'm 'losing it' as I'm drawing up plans for a brick outhouse.

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    A brick outhouse sounds like a noble project, Jim.

    Good morning from S.E. Michigan where it is cloudy and in the upper 30's right now. Mid-40's is all we can expect today.

    Some modeling, some reading, and some NMRA work are all on today's agenda.

    Have a great day!
    Bruce

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    • #3
      Good morning, Jim and crew. There's rain heading toward Tidewater Virginia, so Pat and I will be going for an early walk. It's the only way we'll venture out.

      Of course, I'll be spending some time at the workbench. I waste so much time doing nothing, that I really end up spending less time out there than I plan. :erm:

      Have a good day.

      George
      Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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      • #4
        Good morning from overcast cold Wisconsin. Our area is at 31f degrees with a high of 42. But the wind has gone from the last few days of 15-30 mph to 6. A much better day to walk outside. Oatmeal and a diet soda for me this morning. Thanks Jim for opening and enjoy your briarcave.

        I purchased the 3 sizes of styrene sheets I use for my buildings and flats from my LHS, curbside delivery where he put it in the trunk. Purchased all he had. It is in quarantine right now as I build up the frames. This will keep me busy with a real purpose. The realtor and photographer went through the new house yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon Terry got the email of the pictures. The furniture we have not purchased or the unpainted walls looked wonderful. Completely photoshopped.

        Terry’s horses still have not left Texas. The transport company originally going to move them had to shutdown due to sickness and we have been unable to find any company willing to move them right now. My son says they are getting plenty of use. His g/f now living with him ( yep we r surprised as she subleased her house ) has learned to ride and I guess has fallen in love with riding when she isn’t working.

        Enjoy your day

        TomO

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        • #5
          Mornin' All!

          36, feels like 29, grey and headed all the way to 43 here in the northern mitten today. And it's not snowing!

          Had some actual Good News today. One of my operating group guys had a quadruple bypass yesterday after a heart attack on Saturday; he's OK, gonna be sore and restricted even more than the stay-home stuff for awhile, but he'll be fine in the long run. That "Science" stuff is magnificent.

          Jim, that ...ummmm... "project" sounds like a noble one, as Bruce mentioned. Just stay safe when getting it ready to go!

          I need to go try out a different track arrangement in one of my cities that needs some Major Attention. Thrill a minute around here. [:-party]

          Make it a great day, All, and stay safe.

          Pete

          in Michigan

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          • #6
            Good morning, Jim & crew. The NH seacoast is about 40f just now, but the sun is managing to cast shadows. I spent most of yesterday working on the web site; I'll go live this morning. My wife and I are having a very low-key first anniversary; we may open a bottle of sparkling cider at dinner.
            James

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by BurleyJim

              ...

              I know I'm 'losing it' as I'm drawing up plans for a brick outhouse.




              A lot of thoughts come to mind, most not suitable for a general audience. But I wonder if this protects the occupant more than the rest of us?

              More remote geology class today, then back to the train room. Several orders arrived yesterday, including my brick piers for the condensers and the rivet decals.

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

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              • #8
                Well, I’m sure Jim’s ‘facility’ will include magazines in the rack next to the seat with with photos of excellent examples of “built like a Brick s*******e” and probably heated with a corncob burner.

                Weather wise here it’s a carbon copy of what Jim described, add the total lack of motivation we’re not doing much.

                I actually did a little work on the layout yesterday. MAYbe more today, don’t want to rush in to anything. Plenty to do what ever direction I take.

                Everyone have a healthy day.
                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                • #9
                  My question is, where's Jim getting the toilet paper for his outhouse?

                  George
                  Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                  • #10
                    It’s still morning. I remember having to use fresh oak leaves in the brick outhouse. Am I strange, when I 1st read Jim’s brick outhouse in his opening this morning I read it as sh..house!

                    Anyway, the reason I am back is the other homeowner in the house with me has been laughing so hard at something I did this morning! Between making frames for building flats I took a survey online which is something I don’t do. The word stupid is not ever been allowed since the kids were born but boy you talk about being stupid, it is ME.

                    The 1st question was fine then turned political and instead of cancelling out, no Tom went and finished it. The last hour I have gottenn3 phone calls, though never were never given my cell number and I just starting deleting well over 20 emails from this party’s candidates all over the country.

                    I have a teleconference with my doctor at 2 today and Terry wants me to ask the doctor if insanity is bred faster in a isolated environment.

                    Having fun in “Safer in Wisconsin”

                    Tom

                    TomO

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by George D


                      My question is, where's Jim getting the toilet paper for his outhouse?

                      George


                      Same machine that tosses the brunch boxes out of the window.

                      Congrats to James and his bride.

                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by deemery


                        quote:


                        Originally posted by BurleyJim

                        ...

                        I know I'm 'losing it' as I'm drawing up plans for a brick outhouse.




                        A lot of thoughts come to mind, most not suitable for a general audience. But I wonder if this protects the occupant more than the rest of us?


                        dave


                        Only from the noise Dave. :yuck:

                        Jim
                        Take the red pill

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                        • #13
                          Happy Anniversary to James and his wife!
                          Bruce

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                          • #14
                            Speaking of wives, this comes to mind.


                            Bruce

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