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    Good morning crew, readers, and lurkers. It is overcast and 32f in N.E. Indiana heading to 45f and rain. The coffee urn has signaled READY with Railbender blend. The special is a Cheese omelet and bacon. White or rye toast. Oatmeal pot is loaded at the end of the line, with other beverages.

    I was working on a drawing yesterday for a lathe, and about 4 hours into it, my desktop computer powered down. The drawing auto-saved to 'the cloud' where I can get back to it. The problem is that the graphics card is toast. So I spent several hours searching for a replacement card. 'OUT OF STOCK', everywhere. A suitable replacement has an astronomical price, as the supply of these is very short.

    I switched gears and worked on another unfinished project. Frustration is setting in.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning Jim and all incoming crew it's 26 and cloudy with rain headed our way in SE Ohio. Seems like out of stock is the norm these day's "WONDER WHY CAN'T SAY"
    dog and puppy sitting today



    • #3
      Office day today; drove up and back to the house in PA to bring back renovation stuff that I can't burn there.........bit of snow on/off and steady once there. Nice to be able to be outside where it's quiet and you can listen to the snow falling....

      But looks like we'll have a day on the 60's on Thurs where I can get some painting done! Got to get everything lined up for that.....

      8 am meeting so I'm gone....
      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
        Clouds, 30s and rain on tap in today's gothic grey dinge

        Exercised the snow blower yesterday, hardly any need but it did let me know it was all set for a real snow if we get one. I did cut a path to the propane tank if Jerry shows up to fill it.

        Computers and parts are in major depression right now, Jim, but we shouldn't talk about such things these days, it might upset those amongst us that just can't find the right fit in their employment status.

        No big plans today, something will come along. First of the month is always checking account statement day. Whoorah...

        Be well all.

        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


        • #5
          Good morning guys and incoming crew. Thanks for opening the lounge.
          39 degrees and sunny here in Rhode Island. Not sure what I'll be doing today.
          Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. See you all on the Forum.

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


          • k9wrangler
            k9wrangler commented
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            39 and sunny, Lou? Sounds like a day for the beach!

        • #6
          Mornin' All!

          33, feels like 29, headed for 42 and snowing in town, but not here in the northern mitten under the solid grey blanket. The tree guys scheduled for this morning didn't show up and apparently won't be here for a week, so I guess I can go concentrate on reworking some turnouts. If anyone can explain how turnouts soldered to PC board ties can move all over the map, I'm interested in the reasons! This is bizarre... they were "perfect" when they came out of the fixture, and yet somehow they have moved considerably in the railroad room....

          Make it a great day, All, and stay safe!

          in Michigan


          • BurleyJim
            BurleyJim commented
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            It's akin to migration creep. Urban sprawl, etc. bad solder joint.

          • k9wrangler
            k9wrangler commented
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            I began to use a couple more PC ties to secure alignment. What movement is actually happening?

        • #7
          Good morning to the entire crew. It is overcast and 32 degrees here in S.E. Michigan. We will stay in the 30's all day.

          Well, November has left us behind. We had 4.5" of snow in November this year and my records show that we had 3" in November last year. Both 'first snowfalls' occurred during Thanksgiving week. I tend to keep records on everything. I always have, but those records are more helpful now with my 'aging mind'.

          With a gentle nudge from Rick, I think that it is time to re-start the Monthly Photo Galleries. So, I'll head over to the Photo Forum now and get the December Gallery up and running. The theme will be the traditional December "Modeling Year in Review". I hope to see you there.



          • #8
            Good morning, crew. It's 53F and cloudy but no rain here on the Olympic Peninsula.

            Despite threats of rain yesterday we were bold and went out walking. Drove around some looking this area over and had a nice lunch at a yacht club/resort, vaccinations required.

            Today we have two walks plotted out and some shopping. It's a gray day but apparently no rain.

            Have a great day, everyone!


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


            • #9
              Good afternoon, Jim and crew. I've brewed a fresh pot of Gandy Dancer blend for the afternoon crew.

              I spent the morning at the airport USO. Things were slow and it doesn't seem to be picking up. Omicron isn't helping any.

              We're in the 50's in Tidewater Virginia. The sun's out, so it looks like a walk is next on the agenda.

              Have a good day.
              Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.