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  • Thursday after April Fools Day

    Where is everyone? I'm just back from fasting blood test and the subsequent splurge, this time testing Wendy's new breakfast.

    So it's biscuits, eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese: Make your own Egg McWhatever. Since I'm working on my refinery, we'll dig out the Refinery Byproduct Special Blend in the coffeepot, along with tea (Irish Breakfast).

    Rain today and tomorrow on the NH Seacoast, the last patch of snow in the neighborhood left with the overnight rain.

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

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    Gee Dave, thanks for opening and the great breakfast. You only forgot one thing, that well accepted greeting of 'Good Morning!'. So Good Morning Dave and the incoming crew! Bench time planned for most of today's activity.

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    • #3
      Good morning, Dave, Jim and crew. The sun's out in Tidewater Virginia. Nothing specific on the agenda today except practicing social distancing. That's not hard to do here, but I feel sorry for folks living in a city apartment.

      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 Dave, Jim and the rest of the crew. Thanks for opening, Dave.

        The sun is shining here in S.E. Michigan, and we should hit the mid-50's today.[:-jump2]

        I made some good progress on my Campbell Oil Derrick build yesterday and will push forward on the project today. We will also get in our mile walk since the weather turned nice again.

        Have a great day!
        Bruce

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        • #5
          Morning, Dave!

          Been busy in the home office working up an appetite rejecting manuscripts!

          Feed me, Seymour!
          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.

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          • #6
            47 and fog going to 50s today. It is cloudless and the big orange thing in the sky almost takes one’s mind off reality. As things green up a bit and some sprouts here and there the sinus allergies are going to be on the upswing.

            Our Governor, after waiting days after other states in shut downs has now tacked 70 days onto the order here in the state, causing chaos among schools in the area, seniors will be graduated and all kids will be advanced to next year. School is kaput as will many eateries and small businesses. It may sound like I’m griping but reality is that until there is a big turnaround here in MI things should remain tight. When things to begin to return to normal, that will be defined in much different ways. I’m sure thinking about OPS sessions in basements full of elderly old men playing with trains. I will miss that and not sure I’ll be one to embrace the concept again.

            Older of the Doll’s daughters is saying that while she and coworkers at the printing business she works at are expected to be at work they’ve had zero management presence in 3 weeks. She’s a decent seamstress and is going to make masks for her crew at work.

            Well, time to think about breakfast. I didn’t sense any sort of evaluation of the Wendy’s new breakfast, Dave, that chain around here has been a bit dismal for some time. Breakfast there has never crossed my mind, much like Taco Bell’s. McD is my standby take out with Booger King just barely on the [:-sonar] screen. Halfway decent product but dreary looking joints and mediocre execution. McD’s $1 pop (soda to other parts of the country) is a big draw. In nearby Charlotte McD and BK are across from each other, I’d say McD does 20:1 the business of BK.

            Decals on an F3 I’ve had around forever may continue today and some layout work, too. The Doll is already in a big hurry to get out to outside chores. I need to figure out how to change out the snowblower for the front lift on the new JDeere. After it warms up a bit more today, maybe.

            Everyone have a good day, stay away, smile. Be healthy.
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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            • #7
              I prefer Wendy's hamburgers over McDonald's but I like McFries better. The Wendys breakfast was OK, the biscuit was a bit soggy by the time I got home. The breakfast potatoes were a bit too salty for my taste, but good. Again, though, I prefer the McDonald's hash browns (before they jacked up the price, I'd order 2 extras with my McBreakfast.)

              And since he insists, "Good Morning BurleyJim!"

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

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              • #8
                Good morning from the thawed Tundra of So. Wisconsin. I was responding to an email this morning and basically got carried away regarding my use of the Dwarvin Fiber optics lighting system or I would have been here sooner. It will be in the low 50’s today with a slight breeze so another great day for a walk and my wife says a great day for tilling.

                Dave, I hope your labs turn out great. I also prefer Wendy’s burgers but the Wendy’s around the Madison area seem dingy to me, the ones in North Central Wisconsin were always clean and bright but not too busy.

                Enjoy your day, stay safe.

                TomO

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                • #9
                  Mornin' All!

                  44, headed for 54 and here in the northern mitten, it's ... Sunny!! [:-jump2]

                  Had a crystal clear evening last night, saw the ISS transit just after 2100 here, and woke to frost all over everything. The last pile of snow on the driveway has gone to snow pile heaven. Life is Good!

                  My local guys did a virtual gathering on Zoom last night; it was good to see the faces, get caught up on the news, and generally think about operating instead of virus news. We'll probably make this a "tradition" up here.

                  And now that I'm reenergized, maybe The Muse will come back today and I'll be able to get going on several projects that are waiting attention on the bench. Make it a great day, All, and stay safe!

                  Pete

                  in Michigan

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                  • #10
                    Good morning all 53 and sunny here in SE Ohio going for a bike ride a little later then work around the house. Our daughter brought some grocery for us this morning which included TP. I'm with Karl I prefer McD b breakfast it's the best Wendy's hamburgers and McD fries Don't eat that often but prefer them!

                    Stay safe and well all

                    Mark

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                    • #11
                      Hello to all from sunny North Central Wisconsin-

                      The sun is out and the snow is receding to the point where I can trim some trees and attend to other Spring yard duties. Tom- you may remember we had two Wendy's but they had a going out of business fire at the one near Wal-Mart. It's now Panda Express. We also have a BK across the street from a McD's. Drive through ratio looks to be much in McD's favor there also.

                      Walking every day but very little being done on the MR front. Yesterday's yard work equaled or exceeded the walk so I weaseled out of the walk. So today I'll do more yard stuff and maybe skip another walk.

                      One of our local manufacturers makes candy wrappers for candy bars, bulk/bag wrappers. He decided his company could make the plastic face shield for the PPE masks that are in short supply. Within several days he had his crew modified the machinery, sourced and received the raw material and now are producing 12,000 shields per hour. He air freights the shields to manufacturers that assemble them to the head bands. Great example of ingenuity and every body doing their part.

                      Take care everyone...

                      Mark B.

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                      • #12
                        All this McD, BK, and Wendy’s talk led me to drive thru McD in nearby Lake Odessa for a fry and Diet Coke, pulled up the window to pay and was told the lady in the vehicle in front of me paid for me. She had a decal for something called Dirtnap.com on the back window of the truck, looked like it might be deer hunting related but not sure. I’ve not had the gumption to look into that yet....

                        Filled my diesel can, price still up on that, then a gas can for $1.66/gallon. Wore nylon gloves and didnt go anywhere else, save the McD stop, had my gloves still on for that.

                        i cleaned the dirt off of the snow blower, Waiting for a can of WD-40 that is going to be delivered with groceries by one of the girls.

                        Everyone have a continued nice day where the winter has wavered a bit.

                        LAter
                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI

                        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                        • #13
                          Good afternoon, all. Dave's weather is my weather I spent the morning on convention stuff, added everything up and came to the realization that most of the events I'll be able to attend will be those I'm working on. Oh, well, I should at least be able to enter a model or two and retrieve them after the judging (which I can't participate in). Then a shopping trip this afternoon, wearing the mask my wife made me, followed by watering my battery bank (48 cells, 7 gal. distilled water). Dinner soon, so I'll take a quick look to see who's still shipping Scalecoat, and what reds they have in stock.
                          James

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                          • #14
                            James,

                            You can also use ordinary latex paint or craft paint, thinned as necessary to shoot through the airbrush, or even brush paint it on. I have sprayed craft paint and it works just fine. A "sample" can of latex from the hardware store should give you the right "colonial" red, or whatever the color name is....

                            Best wishes!

                            Pete

                            in Michigan

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                            • #15
                              All this McDonalds talk. I just finished a McFlurry that was supposed to be m&m but was Oreo. I suffered through it, Terry is still working on a vanilla shake.

                              TomO

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