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  • Good Morning,

    Rick thanks for the coffee. It would have been nice to get a phone call saying no work; so are they
    going to reimburse you for the gas used on a wasted trip? Have fun painting...sounds like your
    getting down to the home stretch.

    There are warm homemade biscuits with country gravy, hash browns, and bacon so help yourselves.

    Hope the rest of the Crew are doing well.

    John nice you stopped by and don't be a stranger. Yup I agree with you on the "jabs".

    A sunny, clear 28 with a high of 63 here in New York. Received a call this morning that the
    guy who was supposed to work on our house is quite ill so rescheduled for the first week
    in May which will work out better weather wise and personally. I think this afternoon will
    be spent outside doing some yard stuff and maybe clean up the garage a little. Bench time?

    Enjoy your 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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    • Sunny and mid 40s in MI, may go to near 60

      Yesterday came and went, a little paint work on the loco and as it turned out nice took a little drive and stopped at a Culver's for a late afternoon meal.

      I don't know much that is more irritating than getting to work or elsewhere to find it all locked up and no one to let you know. I'd expect you have a rule in place that compensates you, Rick for a situation like that. When I worked for the Sheriff Dept with the K9 I was on call 24/7 and if I was "off duty" it was a minimum 2 hrs pay if they called. Even if it was a 5-10 minute call back canceling the call. Was good for the average final compensation that retirement pay was based upon. We had 2 K9s but I was the only one that would answer the phone so I did very well. Luckily I did have my own patrol car so gas was not an issue. In fact that is the only thing about the job that I miss even slightly.

      John, I'm 100% in agreement with you as well.

      I'll probably get thrown out of the house today.....weather is too nice to stay in.

      Be Well everyone..

      KarlS
      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

      Cedar Swamp
      SW of Manistique, MI

      Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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      • Morning all!

        SIL is still recovering and making headway. Her stay was two days in the hospital.

        45th Wedding anniversary tomorrow!

        Have a great week!
        Philip

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

          Thanks for the coffee Rick and the biscuits Larry.

          Rick, hope you get compensated for going to work for no reason.

          Philip, glad to hear that your SIL is out of the hospital, hopes she has a speedy recovery.

          Mike, must have been nice to take a break from unpacking and enjoy time with the family

          Nothing new to report here, no modeling in the last couple of days as I've been busy with convention planning. Remind me not to volunteer to organize a convention at the last minute again.

          Have a great day everyone.
          Ron Newby

          General Manager

          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

          http://cvry.ca

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          • Morning everyone

            Rick thanks for the coffee. And Larry for breakfast.

            Weather in South Jersey sunny/48. Later 58.

            Nothing to report from the bench.
            Looks like errands this am.
            Then yard work later in the day.

            Ron bad thing about volunteering is after that your on your own!

            Philip hope the SIL gets better real soon.

            Mike glad you got to take a break.

            Karl have fun outside!

            John even though I got the shot I agree with you about it's not a vaccine.

            Everyone have a great 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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            • Good morning everyone.

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

              Scattered showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 73.

              Philip, Happy Anniversary!
              Glad your SIL and hoping for a speedy and complete recovery.

              Roland, how's the PT going?

              Karl, painting your loco, a late afternoon meal and being outside all sounds good.

              Larry, I've got garage cleanup work too.

              Ron, hope there's not too much more convention work to do.

              Jerry, yesterday was a nice weather day to do yard work.

              I won't get compensated for the gas, but I do get paid the entire day.
              Got most of the painting done yesterday.
              Only a small section on the porch left.
              Didn't get to the lawn yesterday so that will happen today.
              And the garage still needs some attention.

              Have a great day everyone.

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              • Morning everyone

                Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.

                Yes the yard did get into play yesterday.
                Today we need to get groceries for Diane's Easter Pie.

                Maybe some bench time later in the day.

                Roland how you doing?

                Karl, Ron, Philip, Larry & Louis enjoy the day.

                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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                • sun but chilly, ~35 but going to 66(?) if all goes well. I did spend some hours outside yesterday, we had a big white pine collapse unde the heavy wet snow we had one time. Seems like there might have been a dna issue with that particular tree as a whole cluster of main branches were all radiating out of the same spot on the trunk like spokes of a bicycle, the heavy load caused then all to just sort of pancake down like an inverted umbrella. The Dewalt battery chain saw and pole saws handled them with ease. I then hauled them all out to the burn pile. Next up was working on a large ornamental pear tree that that’s been down a couple years, that was harder cutting but the saw worked great. It’s lighter weight and quieter than my gas Stihl saw. All the cutting I did the battery never showed any sign of letting up. I swapped the one battery between the two. I have a half dozen Dewalt tools up at Northern Command. Was impressed with how well his work when Danny was building the house. I have a half dozen Porter Cable power tools here at home.

                  I even managed a little bench time painting a vehicle for the little scene I have been working, very little lately, for a year or so.

                  Breakfast is needed here soon, see what a can find. Not sure on plans yet…haven’t been given my list,yet

                  Have a great day all.

                  Be Well!

                  K9Karl
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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

                    Rick, thanks for the coffee.

                    Convention planning is almost done, will be having a Zoom meeting later this week to wrap up loose ends.

                    Philip, Happy Anniversary.

                    Have a great day everyone.
                    Ron Newby

                    General Manager

                    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                    http://cvry.ca

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                    • Good Morning,

                      Rick thanks for the java this morning. Getting paid for the day while you work
                      for you sounds fair to me.

                      Jerry yesterday must have been "outside work day'. I finished raking and picking up sticks
                      down in the back yard so now it's ready for mowing in about another month.

                      Karl sounds like you had a productive day . Ah yes....the infamous "honey do" list; I know
                      it well.

                      Ron nice you have the convention planning almost finished; maybe next year pass the torch
                      to someone else.

                      Philip Happy 45th Anniversary; enjoy the day with the Mrs.

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

                      A rainy 50 this morning but a high of 63 here in New York and the sun has popped out. Some early errands
                      this morning so the rest of the day is free. Probably some bench time later to give my sore muscles a
                      break from yesterday....getting old sucks.

                      Have a great day everyone and those of you who need to be are on the mend. Be well!!
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • Philip

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                        • Good morning everyone.

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

                          Increasing clouds, with a high near 81.

                          Philip, looks like you've got it made in the shed.

                          Larry, my sore muscles won't get a break today.

                          Ron, sounds like you might be back at the bench soon.

                          Karl, congrats on the bench time.

                          Jerry, what's an Easter Pie?

                          Mike, you've been quiet, how are things with you?

                          Louis, Tom, Les, Mark and anyone else peeking in, how are you?

                          Got the things I wanted to do yesterday done.
                          More to do in the garage.
                          Also have the carpet cleaning company I used to own coming over this morning to do the living room.

                          Have a great day everyone.

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                          • Back to grey this morning, but a wow on the temp, 60 degrees, going to maybe 68 today with deteriorating conditions, wet and maybe storms. Then a streak of cold days. Weather wench in GR said their first 70 might not be until May. It has been close, tho here just 50 Miles ESE away.

                            Had a tiny bit of bench time yesterday and we did some grocery buying. We looked at a utility trailer yesterday and may well pick one up soon. Good chance I would have yesterday but the Doll didn't like where I kept the hitch and put if "over here" until we need it.....somewhere either in the garage, shed, tool storage 'outhouse' or.....somewhere really convenient....


                            Congrats on the anniversary Kids! 45 is a terrific accomplishment, I'd hit 50 this year, if I add the two together.

                            We're planning on a little trip to Northern Command mid week, next, but may be a bit ambitious with the next week of chill...never know.

                            Everyone have a good day.

                            Be Well

                            K9
                            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                            Cedar Swamp
                            SW of Manistique, MI

                            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                            • Good morning from So Central Wisconsin. While it rained last night the sky is falling weather event thankfully didn’t happen. Karl, radar shows our storms upcoming around 9am over your place around 1. That big lake between us doesn’t seem to be lessening the event!

                              September 18th will be year 46 for Terry and me. We will be together 51 though on Halloween, a day I am never allowed to forget! Nor want to.

                              Good time in the train room yesterday, some track work, started the fading process on 3 cars and cleaned up the space a bit. Add in some wiring, soldering and more weathering today.

                              have a great day
                              TomO



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                                k9wrangler commented
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                                The Doll and I share 9-18 with you, TomO, but junior status from ‘01. Be 21 this year. At one point in planning we’d thought we would go a week earlier…our flight to Vegas would have been above Lake Michigan or Wisconsin when the world changed…


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

                              56 degrees here in Rhode Island this morning, and temps to rise throughout the day.

                              No plans for bench time at this point in time. I'll take the day as it goes along.

                              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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