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  • desertdrover
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    Good morning Rick, and all incoming crew. Thanks for the chat and cup of brew Rick.

    51 and cloudy here in Rhode Island today. Rain expected to clear up by this afternoon.

    Rick, glad things are getting along with the house. Always a long process.

    Rick, they did have to call around quite a few places before finding the washer pump I needed. So I guess you are right with the thinking I was lucky to find one in stock. What ever happened to the junk yard days of getting any replacement part?

    Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.

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  • Rick
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    Good morning everyone.

    Coffee, hot water for tea and an assortment of cold sodas are ready for your enjoyment.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

    Ron, how about the roof?

    Tom, hope you successfully escaped from NY.

    Karl, I think you know where my juvenile sense of humor went when I read your last post.

    Mike, sounds like you had a fun and delicious day.

    Louis, at least they had it in stock.

    Larry, I agree with you about the website hassles and going to his site now and downloading all that you want is the way to go.

    Carpet and drywall are done.
    The drywall will require some sanding (they couldn't do you yesterday because it hadn't dried yet) and then a coat of paint.
    Todays task will be to bring one bedroom from upstairs down and the bedroom in the basement up.
    Will also try and get the back porch ready.

    Have a great day everyone.

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  • k9wrangler
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    Larry mentioned lug nuts, currently a high percentage of them are fancy shiny aluminum over steel and they corrode and swell and won’t fit your wrench. Mfgs all know it and won’t replace them. At the Chrysler/Dodge shop my son worked at they put locking nuts on one lug per wheel. He kept a drawers full of the ones they had taken off. Had a side hustle going and sold them at half dealer rate to customers if they came in with swollen nuts.

    Happened to me with a Ford Escape, among other cheap as crap stuff.
    Last edited by k9wrangler; 04-08-2022, 08:52 AM. Reason: Swollen nuts fouled up the original post. Dropped letters and dopey context. How’d anyone read that?

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  • k9wrangler
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    Couldn’t tell what color the makeup was…;-)

    Congrats on the happy spouse. Dat tain’t e-z at times.

  • Larryc
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    Morning Gents,

    Rick thanks for the coffee. The time spent on getting the house ready will be well worth the effort in
    the end. I spent a week's vacation getting my Dad's house ready to sell; when it went on the market it
    sold in 2 days....now too shabby. Websites can be tricky after someone passes away and can be a lot of
    red tape; as is anything that has to deal with Lawyers and laws.

    Mike glad you're feeling better; suddenly going "horizontal" at our age is never a good thing. Have fun with the family.

    Tom nice modeling purchase and have fun in NYC; it'll be over soon.

    Karl that water looks just plain cold; good time for the "polar club" to go for a dip.

    Jerry the delay on the Honda part is just wrong; hope it gets resolved soon. Hope to get to the bench
    and careful....don't clean too much or you'll won't be able to find anything afterwards.

    Ron hope the "virtual show" goes well and has lots of views. I read about April 21st although around here the only
    restrictions left are in the Medical field; which fits right in with all the BS.

    Louis that's pricey but at least you were able to get the part. A few years ago my Daughter needed new tires and all new
    lug nuts to hold them on.....that particular lug nut was $20 EACH....you wanna talk about a rip off.

    The rest of the Crew have a great day.

    A very rainy 46 with a high of 50 here in New York. Over slept this morning so I feel like I'm behind schedule....so says the
    retired guy.....so not sure what the day will bring. Work does continue on the mini scene so maybe some bench time later.

    Enjoy your day and stay dry. Be healthy and safe.

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  • desertdrover
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    Good morning gents, and all incoming crew. Thanks for the chat and cup of brew.

    51 and cloudy here in Rhode Island today. Rain expected this afternoon.

    Was out early this morning for an oil change, found a cracked windshield washer motor cracked leaking fluid. An oil changed turned into over a $300.00 bill. Who ever herd of a $230.00 water pump?

    No bench time yesterday or today I guess. Just not into the mood.

    Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.

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  • elwoodblues
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    Good morning Rick, Mike, Tom, Karl, Jerry, Tom and the rest of the crew that drops in later.

    Rick, thanks for the coffee.

    Larry, the convention is an online one. At the time we agreed to do this there were still Covid restrictions in place, with no end date known. We now know that on April 21, 2022 all Covid restrictions will be ended.

    Mike, have fun with the grandson today.

    Spent a little time at the bench last night and made the door for the outhouse, hopefully will hang it tonight and that will complete the outhouse except for the roof.

    Nice haul Tom.

    Have a great day everyone.

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  • tloc
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    Hello from NYC, a place I dislike as I eat my $18 breakfast of yogurt and granola plus tip! Hopefully I am out of here by noon. The attorneys are due here at 10am. This trip has been delayed many times during the Covid reign but I am here now. Long story but let’s say, we are here for blood now.

    Waiting to hear from Pathology for the brothers g/f and that is a good sign. If the mass was malignant they would know already and her doctor was very encouraged yesterday after surgery.

    Rick, actually the trip is shorter by dropping the Gulf coast stops and the Winter Haven, Florida stops. I still have to get to Arlington, Virginia but lawyers seem to work on their own schedule and not the people’s schedule they work for. Very happy with the Texas adventures and while the horse trip buying was not planned it was a known possibility to me and it was fine. Terry is happy she got a great deal, the son got more time in his flying machine while mom and dad paid his expenses.

    Karl, I know I answered your question about comparing the horses to the rolling stock but the transportation is the real expense for the 6 she purchased. I generally stay away from being involved in her purchases but this buying trip was a definite eye opener. While she never complains or rarely comments on what my train purchases total, she can never say anything now. All horses for now will be heading to Wisconsin.

    Enjoy your day
    TomO

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  • TRAINS1941
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    Morning everyone

    Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.
    God your full speed ahead with the house!

    No part for the HONDA.
    God you think I was trying to get groceries!!
    Nothing from the bench I was lazy yesterday but will try again today.
    I still need to finish cleaning the room or so says my wife!

    Great picture Karl.

    Mike I'll be over for dinner tonight!

    Tom good to see you here this am.
    Sounded like a good trade to me.
    Nothing like having a happy little woman.

    Roland, Larry, Philip, Ron & Louis all have a nice day!.

    Everyone have a great day!!

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  • k9wrangler
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    40 something again today. None of the forecast mess has taken place, yet, but one must prepare…

    I’ll be off to the post office with a package to send after a bit. Moved another locomotive from the fleet.

    I took this shot of the John’s’s G Munson arriving in Duluth from the Duluth Harbor Web cam site:
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    It looks a bit chunky for swimming.

    I hope everyone has a fine day. Stay safe and well.

    K9Kscrib

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  • tloc
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    Originally posted by k9wrangler View Post
    Wed eve. With all the grumbling and griping about cruddy weather I thought that I'd give credit to the fine totally clear sky that appeared from W to East today mid afternoon. OF course that was just another sucker hole as here at 7:30p it has clouded up and the forecast for tomorrow is"Thunderstorms and FROZEN precipitation" which should be interesting.

    Today was de ja vu, yes Rick there is paint in the closet.....better job this time.... so I was told.

    TomO, so, let me get this straight, 3 Walthers Hoppers and a box of "rolled steel" equals how many horses?

    KS
    Karl, it’s not the number, why it is the satisfaction of having a happy spouse! We (she) were looking for 2, she purchased 6, 3 mares and their babies.

    You missed that I also purchased 1 pan pastel.

    TomO

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  • friscomike
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    Good morning,

    Rick, thanks for coffee. Sounds like prep for listing is moving right along.

    It's been raining here and remains cloudy this morning. Hoping it will clear this afternoon. High forecast at 68F and sunny.

    Today's activities include aircraft museum and fire station tours. Grandson will get a kick out of both. Tonight it's steak, baked potatoes, asparagus, and salad.

    Got to dash to make breakfast...

    Have fun,
    mike

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  • Rick
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    Good morning everyone.

    Coffee, hot water for tea and an assortment of cold sodas are ready for your enjoyment.

    Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 56.

    Jerry, hope your car part showed up.

    Louis, bench?

    Karl, congrats on the successful repaint.

    Tom, that's a lot of traveling.
    Congrats on the new RR inventory.

    Mike, hope you're a lot less sore today.

    Philip and Larry, not all of Mario's pictures on his site were taken by him, so those he wouldn't have a copyright.
    Getting permission from whomever is the executor of the estate would be able to grant copyright rights.
    But I don't know if Joe is willing to migrate Mario's website here.

    Ron, I'm sure you'll do a great job with the virtual convention.

    Lot's of big progress happening here today.
    Sheetrockers will be here this morning to finish a small wall in the basement.
    Carpet in two bedrooms will be installed as well.
    'If it stops raining I can get some painting done outside.
    I'm on vacation next week and hope to have the house listed then.

    Have a great day everyone.

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  • k9wrangler
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    Wed eve. With all the grumbling and griping about cruddy weather I thought that I'd give credit to the fine totally clear sky that appeared from W to East today mid afternoon. OF course that was just another sucker hole as here at 7:30p it has clouded up and the forecast for tomorrow is"Thunderstorms and FROZEN precipitation" which should be interesting.

    Today was de ja vu, yes Rick there is paint in the closet.....better job this time.... so I was told.

    TomO, so, let me get this straight, 3 Walthers Hoppers and a box of "rolled steel" equals how many horses?

    KS


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  • tloc
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    Good afternoon. Just awake from a quick afternoon nap. Heading out in about an hour for NYC a place I have just never warmed up to.

    90’s yesterday in Austin, 40’s in Wisconsin, 50’s in NYC. Hopefully back on the plane by noon Thursday heading home to Wisconsin for me.

    Terry is with my sister and brother waiting to hear from a doctor. My brother’s girlfriend is in surgery right now in Arizona. Almost a last minute thing as we found out Sunday. One of the 3 of us has always been there for the others major medical events. She is not truly family but that is the brother being stupid. I could not delay this stupid disposition as the other side has been delaying for about a year. If I get on the plane later I want every ounce of blood the attorneys can get. Our attorneys want a settlement and finally the other side realize what it may cost them if they don’t settle today.

    The eastern portion of the road trip has been cancelled. Some of the friends in Florida have Covid. One of the friends in Gulf Shores decided last week he is splitting up with his wife of 48 years. We didn’t want to deal with that!

    We visited by plane OKC, Ok. and Independence, Mo. on Sunday, Monday and yesterday as Terry was looking at some horses. So, I Uber’ed to Midwest Model Trains in Independence outside of KC. What a great shop, neat, well organized, huge, clean, price friendly and a great staff. I have now visited my 3 top online shops in person. Lombard Hobby, Hiawatha Hobbies and now Midwest Model Railroad.

    OKC was a nice visit. We stayed in Bricktown and went to the Cattlemens Steakhouse Cafe for dinner in the Stock Yards. Seemed very run down from our last visit before Covid. The steak though made up fit the atmosphere. The Murrah Center Memorial in OKC is fine. It just has no sense of awe to me. I think it’s me not the site. Independence, Mo. is also where the Truman Presidential library is and that was a good planned portion of the trip. But, closed till 9am today. I misread the website. I flew from KC to Madison and Terry flew to Phoenix. Yes, she purchased some horses and I restrained myself at the hobby shop.

    Tom
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