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    Bright sun and warm for one more day here, clouds later heading toward 80 degrees with storms after sundown. Supposedly a big weather change over night. This may be last of the warm to hot weather.

    Sliced peaches, apples and grapes this morning, cereal is available with milk, sugar or fake sweetness. Some railyard blend coffee is in the bullet. Eggs and sausage along with international toast, French, Italian and German pumpernickle to make it. A bit of grits is on the back warmer, too for all y'all.

    Outside work today, maybe. We'll see. The grandson was here all after noon. Daughter and son-in-law celebrated their anniversary by getting new tattoos....

    I hope everyone is ok, enjoy the day.

    BE Well

    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

  • #2
    Good morning, Karl. Thank you for opening. Coffee and cereal for me.

    Another blue sky day. It'll warm up later; cool right now. I bought some lavender plants yesterday and today--maybe--I'll get them in the ground. I still have those bulbs to plant. I mowed the back yard yesterday, managing to do that before it was out of control, for once.

    Booster and flu shots later today

    Have a great day!


    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


    • #3
      Gloomy here in No VA, and I'm good with that --- sore from too much wood splitting over the weekend and other "fun" at the house in PA. Good stuff getting some painting and polyurethane applied to stuff; some yard work and my son fired up the tractor to haul limbs and brush. Had a 6-8" poplar limb down that I tidied up with the axe; he hauled away everything. Had a little fire in the fireplace to take the chill off while we listened to PSU lose - perfect night!

      Pancakes and coffee will be fine for me today.......and more coffee.

      Fighting a weird thing with my computer now -- sound fails to work. Futz with settings, etc., and reboot 2-3 (5) times and then it rhyme or reason to it.

      Magazine work day today as well. Journal tomorrow.....and some NMRA stuff on the side.
      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.


      • #4
        Well good morning Karl, Mike, Martin and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Karl, there is no better way to start the day but with a chat and cup of brew.

        Nothing planed for me today as it has been the practice. It's 63 degrees and cloudy here in Rhode Island, the littlest state in the union.

        Karl, you and your muñeca enjoy what ever you decide to do with your day. That is today's anniversaries by getting new tattoos. My brother and his wife are always doing the same.

        Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. See you all on the Forum.

        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


        • #5
          Good morning, Karl and crew. It's in the low 70's and overcast here in Tidewater Virginia. I don't have any big plans for the day, but I do need to straighten up the workbench before I think about a new project.

          Have a good day.
          The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.


          • #6
            Good morning from the So Central portion of Wisconsin. Thanks Karl for opening and love the range of International toast. As you know I love baking breads.

            Heavy and possibly severe weather on the western side of Lake Michigan this afternoon and they claim up to 3” possible in downpours. This afternoon might be interesting. I finished wiring the expansion of the layout by soldering the feeders to the buss line. Previously the layout used the “suitcase connectors” but availability and pricing forced me to soldering. I purchased a Klein set of wire strippers and wish I had tried this sooner. So easy.

            After the UW Women hockey win yesterday we had a great meal out, Terry got a phone call from from a distance County’s humane society. Terry has as of late last night 6 more rescues to foster in the stables. The vet was due at 6 this morning and the farrier at 7. She told me when she got up at 5 the horses weren’t in the best shape. They never seem to be…

            My weathering project continues. 15 pulp cars have new steel weathered wheels trucks and couplers. The 2 red ones are being stripped but I did scratch up the floor boards. That took forever and have 13 more to go.

            Have a great day
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            • #7
              Good morning, all. The lower Merrimack Valley has been cool and mostly cloudy, with complete overcast forecast for the afternoon. My op session yesterday went fairly well, but I think I made a mistake: I use Humpyard Purveyance delrin levers for many of my hand-throw turnouts. My operators are usually worried they might break, but I reply that nobody's managed that in 6 years. I said that yesterday and while no levers were broken or even bent, a couple of the mechanisms behind them got pulled loose. All fixed before midnight.

              I went to the Awards Breakfast, 5 new MMRs in the Northeastern Region including one who regularly posts here: Congratulations, Chuck! I have another op session and open time for visitors this afternoon, then maybe another op session before Tour De Chooch after Thanksgiving and taking my modules to the December HUB show in Marlboro, MA.


              • #8
                James is right. Congratulations, Chuck!

                in MIchigan


                • #9
                  Congrats, Chuck! Sorry I didn't get back to the awards breakfast to see all the good news.

                  Today I made up for the great weekend at NER by doing yardwork :-(

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