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  • Good morning from Wisconsin. In celebration of my return So. Central Wisconsin should hit 50f degrees today. Cold and very windy when I arrived home yesterday with 35 the high. No travel plans until maybe the 25th and those are not set in stone.

    I hit a couple grocery stores yesterday and thawed out a steak from the freezer. Some fresh veggies along with it and hopefully the 5#’s gained while traveling will start to disappear. I watched the 2 grandkids last night from 5 till 9:30. The parents went out for a long quiet dinner. Today I have the granddaughter on and off. She is going to watch her brother’s indoor soccer game this morning but will not go to the 1pm game outdoors. Then at 4 she may show back up as the little brother has a 4pm ice hockey game. I mentioned to the SIL they are looking at burn out in a couple years. That fell on deaf ears!

    I will look into the train room today.

    Have a great day
    TomO

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    • Good morning Rick, Karl, Tom, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge this morning Rick. Coffee and a chat is the best way to start the day off.

      Thanks guys for your input on my windshield washer pump. I guess now-a-days I was lucky to find the part in stock.
      Karl you may be right that it was the cause for cracking. Nothing else makes sense.
      Also, Karl, FYI our neighboring state of Massachusetts fired 11 Mass State Troopers for failing to follow an order to get the Covid Vaccine shots after a Court ruling.
      51 degrees and going up today here in Rhode Island. Chance of rain as well.

      I didn't get any railroad time for the last few days, but maybe today I'll get some work done.

      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

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      • Morning Gents,

        Rick thanks for the coffee and the compliment on the details. You're going right to town
        on the house....hope it sells quickly for you. Question though, if you sell the house quickly
        and have to be out by say June where are you going to "hang your hat"; just being nosey.

        Karl hope the weather breaks for you soon on both fronts. Sounds like you have a part time
        job selling on Ebay.....hope the "hot streak" continues.

        Tom you might as well save your breath....parents want their kids so involved in outside
        activities now days.....not sure if it's for the kids or them. Hope you enjoyed your steak;
        but what's a steak? Haven't had one in years and probably won't at $30 a pop.

        Louis too bad the Mass State Troopers got the axe; which begs the question....if all Covid
        restrictions are no more on 4/21/22...how is that even legal. I smell a lawsuit against the State.

        The rest of the Crew hope you're all doing well and are on the mend.

        A cloudy 45 with a high of 50 here in New York. Daughters coming today to go to her storage unit
        to get stuff ready for a move in a week or so. Using a moving company so Dad catches a break...too
        old for that anymore. Probably no bench time today with everything going on.

        Have a great day and be well!!



        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • Originally posted by Larryc View Post
          Morning Gents,

          Rick thanks for the coffee and the compliment on the details. You're going right to town
          on the house....hope it sells quickly for you. Question though, if you sell the house quickly
          and have to be out by say June where are you going to "hang your hat"; just being nosey.

          Karl hope the weather breaks for you soon on both fronts. Sounds like you have a part time
          job selling on Ebay.....hope the "hot streak" continues.

          Tom you might as well save your breath....parents want their kids so involved in outside
          activities now days.....not sure if it's for the kids or them. Hope you enjoyed your steak;
          but what's a steak? Haven't had one in years and probably won't at $30 a pop.

          Louis too bad the Mass State Troopers got the axe; which begs the question....if all Covid
          restrictions are no more on 4/21/22...how is that even legal. I smell a lawsuit against the State.

          The rest of the Crew hope you're all doing well and are on the mend.

          A cloudy 45 with a high of 50 here in New York. Daughters coming today to go to her storage unit
          to get stuff ready for a move in a week or so. Using a moving company so Dad catches a break...too
          old for that anymore. Probably no bench time today with everything going on.

          Have a great day and be well!!


          LarryC.

          Both my kids played ice hockey and soccer. The son was heading for burn out until he suffered his final concussion as a junior in high school. The daughter could have played either sport everyday and never reach burn out. She finally quit college hockey when she realized to finish college and graduate with her education degree it would take 6 years+.

          These are probably the 2 sports that travel the most for games here in Wisconsin. There are youth baseball teams that travel but even those parents are amazed how much travel is involved with ice hockey. My daughter spent many a Spring and Summer in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota at hockey camps and tournaments. Both the son and daughter complained in high school that we never went on vacations like some of their other friends families. Told them, that is why we have the pool and the lake in the back yard. You guys travel for your sports and can relax at home in the water. That shut them up.

          But, the gd/son is 8 and played all over the Midwest in 2022 after the Covid restrictions were relaxed. He plays indoor and outdoor soccer all year round. He only missed the month of June playing hockey last year, that was it. Thankfully he is brilliant and is learning at high school level classes, except for PE, art and writing skills.

          I am not complaining but voiced my concern to both parents. He is a well rounded kid who can ride a full size horse like an expert, has ridiculous computer skills and swims like a fish. But, all his friends now are only teammates. He has played flag football, baseball and lacrosse. It just so happens, image that, that he now plays only the 2 sports his mom and dad excelled at. His closest 2 friends are also both 8 and have been moved up in the youth hockey levels where they play against 10-12 year olds. One of the friends is a female who is an outstanding goaltender. They are quite the trio! Thankfully none of the parents are plotting out a sports career. There are a couple families on the hockey team that are working toward that with their player.

          TomO

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          • Good morning folks,

            Rick, thanks for coffee. Sounds like you are making progress on move prep. Congrats.

            It is cold here, 35F this morning. Cloudy skies but no precip. I hope this is the last of the frigid weather. 82F forecast for Monday.

            Karl, I hope this is the last vestige of winter. Congrats for the eBay sales.

            Tom, how was the water? Did you get to the bench?

            Ron, the tissue paper should look nice as a roof.

            Jerry, did the weather hold up there?

            Lewis, there was a time in my young life that I thought the junk yard was the only source for parts.

            Larry, I'll pop over to your thread to check for the mini-scene.

            Just took Son and family to the airport. We enjoyed their visit. They kept us busy every day. Now, it is back to unpacking.

            Have fun,
            mike

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            • Originally posted by friscomike View Post
              Good morning folks,

              Rick, thanks for coffee. Sounds like you are making progress on move prep. Congrats.

              It is cold here, 35F this morning. Cloudy skies but no precip. I hope this is the last of the frigid weather. 82F forecast for Monday.

              Karl, I hope this is the last vestige of winter. Congrats for the eBay sales.

              Tom, how was the water? Did you get to the bench?

              Ron, the tissue paper should look nice as a roof.

              Jerry, did the weather hold up there?

              Lewis, there was a time in my young life that I thought the junk yard was the only source for parts.

              Larry, I'll pop over to your thread to check for the mini-scene.

              Just took Son and family to the airport. We enjoyed their visit. They kept us busy every day. Now, it is back to unpacking.

              Have fun,
              mike
              Thanks Mike, the water was great and is heated to 80f degrees. No bench work done yesterday but have started on some organization there this morning. I now share the model making room with the daughter’s crafting. While the bench is a mess the rest of the area always was fine. The daughter needs to learn that.

              Tom

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              • Congrats on the grandkids, Tom. We have one 13 Going on 6 that hasn’t been to school or out of the house for 2 years except in the company of parents. Seems to tend to have the potential of smart but is wedded 20 out of 24 with his little thing in his hand…(Electronic thing ). I doubt he’d have an inkling about otherwise. One hit on the rink he’d quake like jello…
                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                • Good Morning,

                  There's a fresh pot of coffee on the back burner, hot water for tea or cocoa and an assortment of sodas.
                  Eggs any way you like them, sausage/bacon, and English muffins with an assortment of toppings.

                  A cloudy 36 with a high of 48 here in New York. About 7 am it was spitting some white stuff but nothing
                  serious; hopefully the end is near of that stuff. Might clean up the garage later for the contractor coming
                  tomorrow to work on the soffits and facia. Maybe some bench time to start working on the right side of
                  the Shack. Quite a bit more to do on that overall scene.

                  Enjoy your day no matter what you're doing. Be well!!
                  Last edited by Larryc; 04-10-2022, 07:45 AM. Reason: Oops!
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                  • Good morning Larry, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Larry for a chat and cup of brew. Best way to start a day.

                    Where is Rick? What have you done with him??

                    44 degrees here in Rhode Island this morning. Also a chance of rain coming.

                    No plans for bench time at this point in time.

                    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

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                    • Good morning everyone.

                      Larry, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

                      A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

                      Louis, I don't get home till 2AM on weekends and try to sleep much later than usual.

                      Hope all are very well.

                      Nothing new or exciting to report on here.

                      It's a special pre-vacation edition of TGIF [:-party]

                      Have a great day everyone.

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                      • Frost on the pumpkins here, well the sagging sacks of goo that used to be punkins, 30 degrees. SUN shine may take us to 50?

                        No big plans.

                        Enjoy the “weekend” Rick.

                        Everyone be well
                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI

                        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                        • Afternoon everyone

                          Larry thanks for opening.
                          I'll start a fresh pot of coffee seeing I'm so late today!

                          Weather in South Jersey sunny/51 with gusts of 35!!
                          Hell were still 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.

                          Not sure what we're doing today.
                          Maybe some bench time later.

                          Ron, Philip,Tom were are you guys hiding this am??

                          Everyone have a wonderful day!!
                          Jerry



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

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                          • I like reading the "Geezers Lounge" but usually don't comment.
                            I'll make an exception today.
                            It is 94 degrees here in west Texas, headed to 97 or so they say. Hot and dry. Not a time to be starting any fires. However, I will be firing up the weed eater in a little while. Grass (weeds) are about 9 inches tall already. With what little rain we have been getting, those weeds will be a foot tall in 3 to 4 more days.

                            In reference to a post by Louis...
                            Also, Karl, FYI our neighboring state of Massachusetts fired 11 Mass State Troopers for failing to follow an order to get the Covid Vaccine shots after a Court ruling.

                            I stand behind anyone who exercises their freedom of choice. And the covid "shot" should not be referenced to as a vaccine.
                            Per Brittanica : A vaccine can confer "active immunity" against a specific harmful agent by stimulating the immune system to attack the agent.

                            Folks are still getting covid after two shots and a booster. Not much "active immunity" there.

                            I have elected NOT to get any shots in regards to covid. My choice. And yes I got the Delta variant back in January. Fortunately, I have a great doctor who prescribed Ivermectin and I was over the covid in five days. By the way, my doctor also has elected to NOT get the shot. He states...."Too many unknowns".

                            I hope I have not offended those who chose to get the shots. You exercised your freedom of choice. Nuff said.

                            I have been working on bench work and hope to post an update with photos soon.

                            My best to all............John




                            GULF COAST & WESTERN

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                            • Good afternoon/evening from a warm but breezy So. Central Wisconsin. Breezy with gusts up to 40mph. Flakes are expected on Monday but supposely there should not be any accumulation.

                              I walked the yard around noon looking for branches blown off the trees. I need to create some pulpwood loads for my empty pulp cars. The paper mill has enough inventory for a week of operations but must be continully supplied. So, over to one of the ovens with a load to be dried.
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                              I need 10 loads for myself but I ended up tossing out about 3/4’s of the branches I collected and then about 1/2 the ones that were oven dried. There are enough to complete these and then some. I am hoping for warmer weather so I can get out into the woods for a better choice.

                              Have a great evening
                              TomO

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                              • Good morning everyone.

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

                                Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61.

                                Tom, loads look real good.
                                Just curious if you asked permission to use the oven first?

                                John, thanks for stopping in and chatting.
                                I agree with you 100%
                                Don't be a stranger and stop in more often.

                                Jerry, weather should be getting better this week.

                                Karl, I'm at the point with the house chores where I think I can stop and do some relaxing and enjoy what I like to do.

                                Larry, Mike, Philip, Louis, Ron and everyone else peeking in, hope you are all well.

                                Yesterday was one of those very rare days where things on the RR went my way.
                                Got to work and see The Dinky is in it's cage and the morning crew is gone.
                                See a note on the desk from management that Dinky isn't running and buses are running.
                                Nobody called me to let me know whats going on and don't want to leave with management saying it's OK.
                                Took 4 phone calls before getting someone that released me to go home.

                                A little more painting painting to do in the basement and then some outside too.
                                Need to start doing some clean out in the garage.
                                Also need to start the mower for the first time.

                                Have a great day everyone.

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