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  • Monday morning...Coffee's on

    Good Morning.Coffee is ready. Today's menu is Omlets,oatmeal,orange juice and cantelope.

    Yes, it's back to work for those lucky few who must . Here on the Cape, the Bridge traffic is already backing up about 3 miles.combine the people going to work in Boston and those who's vacation has ended, plus the week-enders and you have one big traffic mess. We will be enjoying the weather today as the humidity has receeded.Time to air out the house and get ready for the rest of the week which will be back to oppressive H&H.[:-hot][:-hot] Have a wonderful day and stay cool

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    Hey Bill,

    I didn't see you posting, oh well will give the guys more of a choice today.

    Yes it is suppose to be HOT, I am so glad I work in an office, but I feel sorry for those who have to deal with this heat.

    On the modeling front I will get started on the next phase of my scenery project. Actually it is already started, but a long ways from being done. I have to say I am getting a little tired of plaster

    I hope the start of the week is a good one for everyone.

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    • #3
      Good morning to this side of the lounge.

      Bill,

      One of the best things about being retired is no longer being stuck in traffic.

      Now if I head out and the traffic seems to be on the slow side I just make a U-turn and head back home since whatever I need to do can wait for another day.

      Have a great day.
      <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by Bbags


        Good morning to this side of the lounge.

        Bill,

        One of the best things about being retired is no longer being stuck in traffic.

        Now if I head out and the traffic seems to be on the slow side I just make a U-turn and head back home since whatever I need to do can wait for another day.

        Have a great day.


        John, So true. I do the same thing. Who needs the agrivation Right?

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        • #5
          Good morning folks

          On this side of the lounge.

          On thing I always hate about the summer is the vacation traffic. It always seem like I get stuck in it when I have to go somewhere else that I had to be. We have to take a different way home from work on Friday afternoon because our normal way is usually gridlocked with folks heading toward the Jersey Shore. I-476 can be stopped from I-95 to I-76 which is a distance of about 16 miles by 3:30 PM on a Friday. The thing that amazes me is the people who see the road is blocked and the traffic is stopped on the ramps that still insist on getting on to the highway. It is like watching a bunch of lemmings. I would rather go a little out of my way and be moving than sitting in a huge traffic jam.

          Enough of a rant. Pass me another cup of coffee.

          I hope everybody has a good day.

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          • #6
            The phenomonon of parallel posts hit again. It is certainly fun when that happens.

            Heard a fellow at the gas station yesterday talking about spending hours in grid lock on US-131 along the West Michigan shore yesterday after a storm. Staying close to home is my traffic gridlock solution. I am glad we don't have the traffic that is routine for those of you in the East and any big metro area. A trip to Grand Rapids or Lansing gets intense enough for me these days.

            Stay cool all!

            BE SAFE!
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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            • #7
              Good morning crew. There seems to be a lot of activity here in the lounge this morning. Yea, we're having hot weather too.

              Hey John, ain't retirement nice?

              Tom, I don't know how to break this news to you - you're going to have to face summer vacation traffic when you come down here next month.

              George
              "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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              • #8
                Good morning to the entire crew.

                Another great thing about retirement is having the time to enjoy a second cup of coffee on this side of the lounge. :up:

                For the past two days, the weather guys were calling for high temps that never quite materialized here in the Jersey Highlands. I think that is about to change, so I'm heading out in the yard early to mow the lawn.

                When the temps rise later, I'll head to the basement for some quality time with WS ballast.

                Have a great day.
                Bruce

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by George D



                  Tom, I don't know how to break this news to you - you're going to have to face summer vacation traffic when you come down here next month.



                  When I am on vacation I expect it and plan for it. I get annoyed with it when it interferes with the normal commute or just trying to go to the store. :erm:

                  BTW how have the Hampton Roads tunnels been lately? We have been coming to the Tidewater area off and on for 15 years now. I have become come a veteran of bushwhacking my way around the traffic in Virginia Beach and the tunnels. I love the HOV lanes from Norfolk to VA Beach and since I have two kids and another adult in the car we qualify. It is fun zipping by at 60 MPH while everyone is stuck in the local lanes. We could use them around here but there is no room to put them in on our existing highways.

                  Speaking of bad traffic, Friday’s afternoon commute was a nightmare. We had a bad storm pass through just before quitting time. I had to deal with power outages, downed trees, and live wires across the road. My normal commute of 45 minutes took close to 2 hours.

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                  • #10
                    No traffic on my way into The Orafice I mean The Office this morning....or any morning, really. I live 20 minutes away via residential roads. [:-spin] I'm having my first cuppa right now...had to do the no food/no drinks except water routine brfore having blood drawn this morning. [:-vamp] I spent 4 hours working on my little addition to the house...still putting in the foundation blocks. By 2:00 yesterday afternoon I ran out of concrete mix...and steam...so I called it a day. I have my 40' baggage car project on The Bench, so that'll be my MRRing project for awhile. Well, gonna shuffle over to the other side of The Lounge and check in with those guys. See ya around noon!

                    Russ

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by TomPM



                      BTW how have the Hampton Roads tunnels been lately? We have been coming to the Tidewater area off and on for 15 years now. I have become come a veteran of bushwhacking my way around the traffic in Virginia Beach and the tunnels. I love the HOV lanes from Norfolk to VA Beach and since I have two kids and another adult in the car we qualify. It is fun zipping by at 60 MPH while everyone is stuck in the local lanes. We could use them around here but there is no room to put them in on our existing highways.


                      Tom,

                      It took me two hours to get home from VA Beach (not the beachfront) Friday afternoon. It's normally a 30-45 minute drive. Yesterday evening we made the same trip in the normal time. You never know. Call 511 on your cell phone or 610 (I think) on the am radio for to get the latest traffic. The traffic situation is constantly changing.

                      George
                      "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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                      • #12
                        Good afternoon folks,

                        Just spent the morning in the dentist's chair getting "crowned"...kinda like Tim getting "plastered" with all that scenery he's been up to recently!

                        As I sat in the chair with the work being done on me, I told my dentist (and fellow church musician and good friend - also a Mike) that the kind of work he was doing was not unlike some of the model railroad work I do...the tools, the materials...etc. The only difference is I don't have to stare down people's mouths...but I don't have a cute young chickie handing me my X-acto knife and Dremel either like dentist Mike has! :erm: Furthermore, I doubt my beautiful wife or lovely daughters want to spend all their time at dad's side while he's super-detailing his latest boxcar kit!

                        With the humidity broken yesterday, we thought we'd have a brief respite, but the weather gal on the weather channel tells us we're heading back into the muggy conditions once more. We curse in wintertime that it's too cold and so much look forward to summer...and then summer arrives...well, you get the picture!

                        It's down to the basement to begin constructing a platform for the station I recently finished for a friend! Have a good one all! [:-apple]
                        Mike Hamer

                        Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                        http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

                        http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

                        http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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