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  • Morning Gents,

    Rick thanks for the coffee and good luck with the test and the Docs visit. What gets me is the IRS still wants taxes from
    my Sister in law even though she passed away last July....that's just wrong.

    Tom have fun redoing the track; I'm sure it will be well worth the time spent.

    Karl I'm right there with you staying off the roads everyone is Irish. Little known fact: corned beef is an
    American Irish Ireland they use ham instead. This was told to me years ago by a lady right from Ireland...
    loved the accent!

    Mike keep plugging away at the unpacking and it'll be done before you know it.....then you can move on to the fun stuff.

    Jerry hopes the back feels better and yes getting old certainly does SUCK!!!!!!!

    The rest of the Crew hope your all doing well this St. Paddy's Day.

    A nice 52 this am with a high of 66 here in New York. May have to get outside later and fire up the Deere, grabbed the lawn cart
    and start picking up branches and sticks. Made some progress at the bench yesterday and hope to post an update later. Guy came
    out gave me a couple of work estimates yesterday....seemed quite reasonable for the work.

    Enjoy this gorgeous day!! Be well.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad


    • Afternoon all!

      Justa quick hello on this green day. Have a good one!

      Uncle Sam squeezin blood as usual. I remember filing estate taxes on my passed Brother in 2008. POed for weeks Larry.


      • Larryc
        Larryc commented
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        I hear ya!! Had to do them for 2021 and again for 2022; the account will be closed in a few months when all this gets settled.
        Although I'd rather pay the IRS than have them breathing down my neck years down the road.

    • Good morning everyone.

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

      Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72.

      Philip, good to hear from you and hope you can get the tax issue resolved.

      Larry, maybe some of the real small sticks you're picking up can be used under your trees on the layout.

      Ron, sounds like you still managed to get some bench time in.
      BTW, do you have a favorite F1 team you root for?

      Mike, hope the unpacking ends soon.

      Tom, keep having fun on the layout.

      Karl, hope the aches and pains aren't so bad today.

      Jerry, hope the back is much better today.

      To everyone else, how are you all doing.

      I got some things done before my Dr's. visit.
      After my visit I didn't feel like doing anything.
      By far the most painful exam ever.
      I'll spare you all the details.
      Much better today and work around here continues.

      Have a great day everyone.


      • Good morning Rick and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up, the lounge this morning Rick, it's the best way to start off the day with a chat and cup of brew.

        Glad you are better today Rick. No doctor visit is fun in my opinion.

        52 digress already this morning in Rhode Island. A welcomed sight and feeling. Looking forward to spring!

        Nothing planned for today railroad wise, so we'll play it by ear and see what the day brings.

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

        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


        • Good Morning,

          Rick thanks for the coffee this morning. That's a great idea using those tiny sticks;
          especially under the pine trees....thanks. Glad your feeling better today...that just sucks!

          Louis you're not alone I'm looking forward to spring too.

          The rest of the Crew hope you're all doing well.

          A sunny 41 here in New York with a high of 64. Spent a couple of hours raking and picking up
          sticks and branches yesterday. Seemed good to get outside and do some yard stuff....and of
          course my back is thanking me today. A trip to H&R Block sometime today to finalize the Estate
          taxes and pay them an obscene amount of money for doing so. Bench time?

          Have a great day everyone and enjoy the nice weather. Be well!!
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad


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            Weird here 65 last eve at shortly after 7 after even warmer most of the day, Winter Cast threatens snow! It is cooler, 45, today and may only top at 50 then rain with some volume late today and over night.

            Change over of the Deere to spring ops is complete and the brand new (N)Everlast battery in the zero turn is so dead it didn’t even click the starter so dead putting the charger on it didn’t register a thing, caused me to put it on another battery just to verify it was ok. Far from time to mow here. Will get battery before long.

            Did some cleanup in the shop/barn. Walked the palatial estate and noted all the work coming up to do.

            Rick, the tests the med folks do are something at times. My most recent test on nerves in hands was electrifying ​​​​​​ to say the least.

            The Doll is off to the Post Office already. I still need breakfast. Bowl of oat glue most likely.

            Good day all.
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

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            • Good morning Rick, Louis, Larry, Karl and the rest of the crew that drops in later.

              Rick, thanks for the coffee, glad you are feeling better today as the DR's appointment I've liked Maclaren for years so you can say they are my favorite F! team.

              Karl, that sucks about the battery, at least you know now and not find out about it when you need it.

              Well it is presently 56F and sunny today with a high expected to be 75F, supposed to hit the low 80s tomorrow. Had some time at the bench yesterday. Tried to put the outhouse internals in but it was a little tight. Tried a little gentle (very gentle) persuasion and the walls exploded like a house of cards. Spent the rest of my modeling time rebuilding the framing.

              Have a great day everyone.
              Ron Newby

              General Manager

              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.



              • Good morning from the snow free yard in So Central Wisconsin. Finally it is gone mainly due to the consistent rain we’ve had since around 1 yesterday afternoon. It still coming down and predicted to turn to 2-3” of White Slush this evening.

                The track renovation project screeched to a halt yesterday. Frustration and issues stopped me. Another attempt this afternoon. Not sure what the rest of the afternoon will be. I have a an appointment at 10:30 this morning.

                be healthy


                • Rick

                  Video of the Vortex Mixer with my hand as the co-star exceeds the allowed space. I will try another cut down in time



                  • Evening everyone

                    Think I'll have a Eagle Rare neat.
                    Maybe that will make my back feel better!

                    Actually I hope the steroids' I start tomorrow do the trick.

                    Rick what the hell kind of an exam did you have??

                    So nothing from the bench.

                    The truth is getting older really does "SUCK".

                    At least it was nice outside to sit on the porch and watch the neighbors work in there yards!!

                    See you all in the am!

                    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln


                    • Good evening, Jerry getting old is a Not for the weak, but I will take it over the alternative.

                      KARL, I have no rooting interests for your MSU but that basketball team sure did make the last couple of minutes exciting. Glad they won for the conference and you. The Badgers just took a lead early in the 2nd 1/2. Back and forth now!

                      I had my 1st beer since November at dinner tonight. So I will settle for something sugarless and diet out of the cooler. Threw a log on the fire.



                      • Good morning everyone.

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

                        A chance of showers before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 72.

                        Larry, it was nice being outside for me too yesterday.

                        Louis, anything turn up yesterday?

                        Karl, I know what you mean about the electrifying tests.
                        Had that done on my legs and feet about two months ago.

                        Ron, I was leaning to rooting for MB since that's what my van will be.
                        But, I look cheering on an underdog and I like the MacLaren team too.

                        Jerry, a camera was shoved where it should never go again.

                        Tom, hope you got the track renovation issue resolved.

                        Mike, Philip and everyone else, good morning, stop in and have a breakfast beverage with us.

                        Got the back porch painted, clothes rod installed in the bedroom closet, more stuff taken to Mom's and a few other things done yesterday.
                        Not much left for now to take to Mom's but will take what's left there later.
                        Then some more things to finish up in the basement.
                        Back to The Dinky tonight.
                        Will be nice having temps stay above freezing for a change.

                        Have a great day everyone.


                        • Morning everyone

                          Rick thanks for the coffee.

                          Weather in South Jersey sunny/57 today!
                          Sure does beat the cold.

                          I wonder where the Saturday gang is?

                          Not sure what the day will bring but it won't have anything to do with lifting that's for sure.

                          What's on your agenda??

                          Everyone have a wonderful day!!

                          "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln


                          • Morning Crew,

                            Rick thanks for the java. You get all that stuff done you're not going to know
                            what to do with yourself.....dream about retirement would work.

                            Jerry hope the back gets better soon and the steroids do their job for you.
                            Getting older is NOT for the faint of heart!!!!

                            The rest of the crew hope you're all doing well.

                            A sunny 50 this morning with a high of 68 here in New York; although they're
                            calling for rain sometime later and tomorrow....ay least it'll wash stuff off.
                            Received some good news yesterday from the tax people....don't have to file
                            Estate Taxes this year and just saved an obscene amount of cash. Hope to get
                            to the bench sometime today.

                            Enjoy the day and the nice weather. Don't work too hard and get yourself "On
                            the mend" as my Grandfather used to say. Be well.
                            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad


                            • Good morning folks,

                              Rick, thanks for coffee. Looks like you are whittling down the list of premove tasks nicely.

                              Jerry, hope your back gets better. Porch sitting sounds nice.

                              Tom, good luck overcoming the track issues. Sending good gandy dancer thoughts your way.

                              Ron, there is nothing worse than an exploded outhouse.

                              Karl, bummer about the battery, perhaps it's a dead cell. That spring work list is no fun.

                              Louis, how did your day go? No railroading?

                              Philip, indeed, the Tax Man puts a damper on the day. I still haven't done mine. I didn't want to add to the depression of moving.

                              Larry, good luck with the yard work. Caz is looking good.

                              Toad strangler came through yesterday, but this morning is a sunny clear. My back doesn't hurt as badly, when I get up in the morning. Maybe I'm getting in shape. All the box lifting is building my leg and arm strength. Unpacking is proceeding well. Today I'll pick up groceries for the first time; the eating out is getting old. Work in the garage is on tap later. Need to make a path for the electrician who is adding some outlets next week.

                              Have fun,


                              • Rick
                                Rick commented
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                                Ron, there is nothing worse than an exploded outhouse.
                                Good one Mike.

                              • TRAINS1941
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                                Does that mean there was sh*t everywhere!!