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    Good 'brunchtime' morning! Slept in this morning, whew! A little too much outside yesterday. The coffee apparatus was on the timer, so it's about half empty from the drivethru (lurkers) that snuck by. That was the Getoffyerbutt blend, I'll need a double shot of that this morning.

    I started up on the shed roof yesterday, but it was too windy and cold to really start ripping off the old shingles. So I switch gears and picked up branches, and chainsawed some of the larger ones. Then the wind calmed down late afternoon, and I burned most of them in my trusty 55 gallon burn barrel with the steel grate that I made as a spark arrestor. Works good, but the process takes a lot longer that just heaping them on a pile. I'll spread that potash out in the garden (if I decide to do a garden).

    The brunch boxes have ham & egg sandwiches in there today. It is supposed to start raining for the nexe 5 out of 7 days, so I'm at a standstill on the roof project. :erm:

    I'll figure out the today's agenda after another round of Getoffyerduff.

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
    Take the red pill

  • #2
    OK, never mind...

    Thursday is here, so says the calendar, it’s March 53rd, 2020, De Ja Vu all over again.

    No big news here, the grey and ugly is 6-7 degrees warmer rain and fog instead of yesterdays wind and grapple squalls but it’s still ugly.

    Hot oatmeal and some of the Doll’s bread sliced and toasted. If we run out, the other loaf is over by the pantry acting as a door stop. Eggs and grits in zip lock packs, bottled water and some coffee, iron bars brew. never mind

    Zero day here, tomorrow will be here in 14 hours, then...
    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

    Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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    • #3
      Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is overcast and in the mid-30's now in S.E. Michigan. We once again had a coating of snow and sleet on the deck when we woke up. Spring arriving? Not yet.

      The furnace guy was here this morning. He wore a mask and we kept 15' between us. The furnace is working properly and the noise we hear is increased vibrations in the duct work due to everything getting old. I can relate to that. When things settle down, we will get quotes on a replacement furnace. They have become a lot more efficient in the past 25 years since this one was installed.

      I finished all the structures on the oil derrick platform yesterday. Next up is cleaning up and painting the plastic castings of the sheaves and other metal work for the pump. While doing that, I will also clean up some LP and paint them as well.

      Have a great day!
      Bruce

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      • #4
        Morning guys!

        So no coffee here? Dang drive byer's Jim! Be careful on that roof!

        My old furnace is from 1960... talk about a clunker but it just keeps going!

        This retirement stuff sure makes time fly!

        Have a good one! Philip
        Philip

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        • #5
          Good morning from my part of Wisconsin. Thanks Jim for the opening round of food and drink today. Has anyone seen where Tuesday this week went? As Karl says, de ja vu all over again. If it wasn’t for the time, day and date in the left top corner of my IPad I’d really be lost. Terry has never used the potash from the wood burners or fireplaces in her gardens, which as I think of it is surprising as she doesn’t use anything non organic.

          The food pantries were at the greenhouses this morning for tomatoes but are not taking onions, lettuce or the carrots. The carrots need to be bagged and Terry’s crew is not equipped for that. The onions, lettuce and carrots were added this year by request from the farmers they were selling to. My daughter’s neighborhood will be getting a Farmers stand to take and pay what they can and that then will be donated to the food pantries. I shudder every time I see those cars in line at food pantry pickup sites on the news.

          Question? I have taken down a bunch of modules from my layout and will be storing them. Should I paint the underside as the framing underneath has not been? They will most likely sit for a year or so as it is anyone guess how long it will take for the house to sell.

          Enjoy your day, be safe.

          TomO

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          • #6
            Good Morning from the eastern end of Lake Ontario:

            Jim, thanks for breakfast again this morning. Always delicious. Good luck with your roof job!

            Bruce, our plan here is to rent our next furnace. Any problems they come fix it. We are due for a new unit, ours is about 18 years old. They only last about 15-20 years. So, Philip, yours must have been built "Ford Tough"!

            Maybe an errand before more speed matching of locomotives. I am learning plenty by experimenting with JMRI.

            Have a great day everyone.

            Stay safe, stay safe, stay positive.

            Michael

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by tloc



              Question? I have taken down a bunch of modules from my layout and will be storing them. Should I paint the underside as the framing underneath has not been? They will most likely sit for a year or so as it is anyone guess how long it will take for the house to sell.

              Enjoy your day, be safe.

              TomO


              Running out of stuff to do?

              Jim
              Take the red pill

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by BurleyJim


                quote:


                Originally posted by tloc



                Question? I have taken down a bunch of modules from my layout and will be storing them. Should I paint the underside as the framing underneath has not been? They will most likely sit for a year or so as it is anyone guess how long it will take for the house to sell.

                Enjoy your day, be safe.

                TomO


                Running out of stuff to do?

                Jim


                Can’t do that here in MI, you can’t buy paint. You can walk right buy it in the store but it’s roped off. Can’t have you doing something constructive to fill the hours. The Gretch that Stole Freedom will bust you....[:-witch]
                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                • #9
                  Good afternoon, Jim and crew. We went shopping at BJ's this morning, followed by a walk and then some yard work.

                  It's supposed to rain this afternoon, so I'm allowed to stay inside and spend some time at the workbench. I'm hoping to finish one of the sides of my Cricut boxcar project.

                  Have a good day.

                  George

                  P.S. It's St. George Day. I received that title a number of years ago when I was the designated driver at a raucous family reunion (distant relatives).
                  With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by BurleyJim


                    quote:


                    Originally posted by tloc



                    Question? I have taken down a bunch of modules from my layout and will be storing them. Should I paint the underside as the framing underneath has not been? They will most likely sit for a year or so as it is anyone guess how long it will take for the house to sell.

                    Enjoy your day, be safe.

                    TomO


                    Running out of stuff to do?

                    Jim


                    No I am still going to play with the Paper mill and transload facility. Needed to clean out the train room (hobby room per the realtor). If I really need something to do I am sure a Terry could find another honey do list.

                    Tom

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by k9wrangler


                      quote:


                      Originally posted by BurleyJim


                      quote:


                      Originally posted by tloc



                      Question? I have taken down a bunch of modules from my layout and will be storing them. Should I paint the underside as the framing underneath has not been? They will most likely sit for a year or so as it is anyone guess how long it will take for the house to sell.

                      Enjoy your day, be safe.

                      TomO


                      Running out of stuff to do?

                      Jim


                      Can’t do that here in MI, you can’t buy paint. You can walk right buy it in the store but it’s roped off. Can’t have you doing something constructive to fill the hours. The Gretch that Stole Freedom will bust you....[:-witch]

                      Karl, it will all come back. I see John Menard is on the economic committee to create a plan to reopen the Country and now he is also on the Wisconsin committee. You think your Governor is crazy, you should meet Mr. Menard, just my opinion of course. YMMV.

                      TomO

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