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    Good morning all.

    Sunny and a high of 84 later today. April Fool's!

    It's 39 with a high of 41 with a chance of rain in N.E. Indiana this wonderful Wednesday. The coffee apparatus is locked and loaded with Boilermaker brew this time. The brunch box has a ham and egg sandwich, an orange, a toothpick, and a napkin in it today. The other beverages are at the PITA distribution area.

    Work continues on the drawing plans, however the cloud based drawing program is working at snails pace with all the internet activity sucking up the bandwidth. I saw where there was a White Office meeting with the Telecom folks yesterday to promote opening the valves on their equipment. We'll see how that goes.

    Just staying at home and waiting out the storm, I'm in no hurry to go anywhere, it'll all wait.

    Have a Super day! Enjoy being part of the "Greatest Hobby".

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    Good morning, Jim and later arrivals. The sun is warming up the NH seacoast and melting the overnight frost off the grass. Chores will include disking the field and getting out the grain drill. I'm still considering how to paint my styrene house to be authentic (dark red w/black trim) without hiding detail. Rain forecast for Thursday and Friday will bring modeling time.
    James

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    • #3
      Good morning Jim thanks for breakfast decaf for me!! the weather here in SE Ohio is 43 and cloudy going into low 50s with a chance of showers? 30 more days of solitude oh well we will survive.

      Stay safe

      Mark

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      • #4
        Good morning Jim, Mark and the rest of the "Stay at Home" RR-L Crew this April 1st but no fools today I hope. Over cast and cold here in the Crossroads.

        Oatmeal and Tea this morning and we'll see if I can keep that down. Had lunch yesterday and by 3pm I had to evacuate it. Cleaned the stomach out totally. Hate hanging over the toilet like that. But after an antacid pill I was fine. Still feel ok but I haven't had anything to eat yet. Been having stomach pains for a few weeks. Mary thinks it's acidity food that might be causing it. She's had it too.

        Got my NEW Ender 3 Pro 3D printer in Monday evening. They delivered it across the street. Directions were useless. Just an 11x17 inch sheet printed both sides with drawing and no word by word assembly steps. But found found a real good video on YouTube and I had the printer totally put together by 2 in the afternoon. Ran the setup and it did everything it was supposed to. Now on to Cura, yet another new program to learn.

        Everyone have a FUN and SAFE day in the Locked Down Train yard.

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        • #5
          Good morning Jim, James and the rest of the crew. It is 41 degrees under cloudy skies here in S.E. Michigan.

          I got some NMRA work done yesterday and also had some modeling time. More modeling time today.

          Have a great day!
          Bruce

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          • #6
            Good morning from So. Wisconsin where it is severely clear, 3mph winds and it will be a great day for the walk. It is 33f degrees now low 50’s later. Kind of scary when the big exciting thing for the day is a 2 mile walk. Times they are a changing. Jim, thanks for opening. I was looking in the Lounge windows at 4:30 this morning but the place was dark. I was too tired to cook this morning. I will hit the PITA area and skip the window.

            The frames for my false front chemical plant are completed. 52” long, 3” deep in places 1/2” in others. The highest building will be 16” which still allows the Paper Mill with its 22” Digestor buildings to tower over everything. Like the PM the frames join together using super earth magnets for ease of disassembly when we finally move. If I make no mistakes I barely have enough styrene to complete this. The styrene is still in quarantined in the garage until tomorrow. I still have more details for the P.M to complete and install, I just needed something different to work on.

            Be safe

            TomO

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            • #7
              We don't have 'home delivery' of any of the grocery, pharmacy etc. places out here 'in the sticks'. So the ever talented Donna hopped on the sewing machine this morning, and made this 'fashionable USA mask' for the guy in the attached photo. Who is this old coot?




              Jim
              Take the red pill

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              • #8
                Good morning, Jim and crew. Wet and in the 50's in Tidewater Virginia. BJ's Wholesale opened at 0800 for old folks, so we were there this morning. After a lot of wiping things down with cleaning cloths and washing our hands a couple of times, the frozen and refrigerated stuff has been put away. The rest will sit in the back of the van for a couple days.

                I've started decaling, which is taking much longer than I expected. Heck, with the quarantine, I can live with it.

                Walt, YouTube has saved me a couple of times. I'm constantly amazed at how people are willing to take the time to do a video explaining how something is done.

                Have a good day.

                George

                Have a good day.

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

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                • #9
                  Mornin' All!

                  40, headed for 48 and still under the grey blanket here in the northern mitten today.

                  Lots of grandiose ideas floating around in my head right now, but the Major Accomplishment for the day, other than "Social Distancing," will be getting the sheets out of the dryer and back on the bed. Thrill a minute here. [:-party]

                  Jim, that's an interesting mask. Reminds me of the early virus meme that went something like this: "Was in the bank today and a guy came in wearing a mask. We started to panic, but then he yelled 'This is a stick-up,' and we all relaxed." Kudos to Donna for creativity! now stay home, and go wash those hands!

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

                  Pete

                  in Michigan

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                  • #10
                    The Doll says she thinks the mask is pretty great. I took to the razor yesterday and cleaned off the extra hair.....dang my lips were cold when I trekked to the mailbox.. seasonal allergy time is starting again so “mopping up” can be tedious.

                    Older son was layed off from the mechanic job he had for 2 weeks.

                    CURA isn’t too difficult, Walt. If you have issues you might given El Bandito’ Jim there^^a call. He talked me through setting it up for my machine. It works pretty well. I used it in fact yesterday for a tunnel portal I’d drawn on Fusion360, made a couple of mods to and then had CURA ready it for printing.

                    I made up a home made egg McMuffin this morning with a big patty of Jimmy Dean sausage and a Thomas’ muffin and some hash browns. The Doll called it a breakfast for a king, I told her I hoped it didn’t put me on the throne.

                    I may see about putting the new tunnel portal in place on the layout sometime later. I’ve a little layout stuff I’ve been doing. Trying to deny myself another work bench filling project for now. No room for one anyhow.

                    Everyone have a good day. Keep your distance, Cover and roll, only you....
                    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                    Cedar Swamp
                    SW of Manistique, MI

                    Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                    • #11
                      Pass on my kudos to Donna, Jim!
                      Bruce

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