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    Good morning crew, readers, lurkers, and guests, from 32f and clear N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Humpyard blend. The special is a short stack, sausage patties, and a few eggs on the side. A stalk of bananas is out on the tables, and what doesn't get eaten will turn into banana bread later.
    Oatmeal pot, and other beverages at the end of the line.

    Not too much going on today, thinking about how I'm going to attempt Challenge #2, and still unclear in the method. Maybe procrastinate long enough to come up with a different project. I need to get out to the shop, and put some tools away that have been laying around for a month. I'll kick the heat on out there first as it's 41f out there right now.

    That's it from here.

    Have a Super day!


    Jim
    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning, Jim. Thank you for the coffee and oats.

    It's a sunny 31F here in northern WV, with excellent prospects for a walk today. We went out yesterday for a 3.8 mile walk on the rail trail and it was cold. Saw lots of waterfowl so I need to remember our binoculars today.

    I worked on one of my challenges yesterday and hope to do more today. I also finished repairing and painting the room I've been working on since July. For the rimlock on the door I installed the keeper, the metal bit that does on the doorjamb. I'll bet few people here have done that. Maybe James.

    On to the club to build benchwork.

    Have a great day!

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

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    • #3
      Back from Rome last night (miserable experience with security in Munich, and wife had problems when boarding without me, but once we were on the plane, things were OK.)

      Cold today. Primary tasks for the day are unpacking, laundry, putting stuff away, and hitting the supermarket.

      dave
      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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      • #4
        Another fun day here in No. Va.......okay, just more of the same......so carry on as you all were....

        Looks like we have another storm in the offing this weekend coming to get into a lather over; I'll have to make a run to the store to gt provisions,

        Toodles!
        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.

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        • #5
          Good morning Jim, Mike, Dave, Martin, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening the lounge Jim for our daily chat and cup of brew. Best way to start the day.
          Jim, good luck with your challenge project making.
          Mike, those 1:1 jobs can keep us very busy at times.
          Dave, around here Wednesday's is senior discount day at the food supermarket, so I'll be there as well.
          Martin where we live it is always keep on hand , bread, milk and eggs.
          27 degrees and cloudy here in Rhode Island today. I'm guessing maybe some bench time with the challenge project. I need to make a brick wall at the wharf area.
          Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. See you all on the RR-L Forum.


          Louis
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • mwbpequod
            mwbpequod commented
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            Re my comment regarding provisions - entirely facetious on my part. People round here panic at the mere forecast of snow and that they might be stuck at home for a day or 2 prompts insanity.........even after 2 years of covid; the irony is deliciously sprinkled with big chunks of irony on top..........

        • #6
          32 degrees warmer this morning in MI, 34 going to 36, was some sun for a bit. It looks less windy.

          Trip to post office is my plan for today, plus probably a run to the gas station with the Doll's 4Runner.

          Be Well, KarlS
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

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          • #7
            Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is 32 degrees and cloudy here in S.E. Michigan. This looks like the warmest day for the next ten.

            I did manage to get some bench time in yesterday, working on the rear wall of the engine house. More of that later today.

            A quick run to the post office and grocery store. This will be my first trip among my fellow humans since our company left on Jan 1. I had a severe head cold - or maybe Omicron - who knows? Hopefully it was Omicron and I've picked up some natural immunity.

            I finally finished the chore of updating the links to the ten NMRA "Support Threads" on the Forum. Those links are now all listed in a "Sticky" in the Crew Lounge.

            Have a great day!
            Bruce

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            • #8
              Mornin' All!!

              32, feels like 32 and very dark under the grey blanket here in the northern mitten. Looks like pre-dawn out there, and it's now after 1000.... Eerily calm out there, too. Hope this isn't some kind of omen!

              I'll join the ranks of those who need to venture forth in search of comestibles, and given the way this winter is proceeding, I'll need to get a couple of containers of 91% isopropyl alcohol for the spray bottle I take to the car with me. Very handy in removing the accumulations of ice on the windshields....

              My E7 upgrade needs couplers and then it's ready for service, so that's on today's agenda, too. And bills, taxes, bleah....

              Bruce, thanks for the work on the AP links!

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

              Pete
              in Michigan

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              • #9
                Good morning from the Wisconsin tundra. It is 32f degrees feels like 30 and heading to a balmy 34. I will take it. Thanks Jim for opening and the morning eats.

                Had 2 low blood glucose events yesterday for 5 this month. Saw the diabetic nutritionist yesterday and she is and was very pay helpful. I cannot believe I forgot so much on how to eat as a diabetic. The lady of the household was there with me and that really was a good thing. She will support (push) me into the right position to eat. I set up a follow up appointment in 60 days.

                Lets see, oh yeah today. The diabetic kit will be conpming with and staying in the car while we search for a new mattress. Sticker shock was yesterday, today is seriously filled with enough information we are ready to buy. Seems funny all mattress by mfg seem to be the same price at different area stores. So off we will go to her favorite furniture store, credit card at the ready. I am in it just to get out of the house since the wind chill is above 0 today.

                TomO
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                • #10
                  Originally posted by tloc View Post
                  ... Sticker shock was yesterday, today is seriously filled with enough information we are ready to buy.
                  TomO
                  Tom, this was our first 'big' grocery shopping trip since before Christmas. I can't believe how much prices jumped in that time period. The good news was that the shelves were pretty full. We passed on buying some Corned Beef Brisket to throw in the Crock Pot. $35 - $40 for the slab was a bit much. Hopefully they will go on sale for St. Patrick's day.
                  Bruce

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                  • deemery
                    deemery commented
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                    That's interesting... I went to Trader Joes, and didn't notice price differences, but several staples were out, particularly the yoghurt my wife lives on. A store clerk said "that's just waiting on the truck to come in." At least they had plenty of stock of our chocolate (which hasn't always been the case...)

                • #11
                  Originally posted by Dutchman View Post

                  Tom, this was our first 'big' grocery shopping trip since before Christmas. I can't believe how much prices jumped in that time period. The good news was that the shelves were pretty full. We passed on buying some Corned Beef Brisket to throw in the Crock Pot. $35 - $40 for the slab was a bit much. Hopefully they will go on sale for St. Patrick's day.
                  Mattresses are are joke. The same prices for the same thing at 5 different stores but only 1 had stock. Then as we were walking out of Macys the manager said wait till the 26th as that is when the National sales on mattresses starts. We will wait.

                  Bruce, that is high for the Corn Beef brisket. I texted the SIL a few minutes before opening the forum he loves to smoke meat. He said he just spoke to his meat purveyor and said they say to buy now as every piece of meat is going up. Thursday night dinner at their place upstairs will be a smoked something. He had texted asking if I had any meat restrictions. Told him no, so whatever is smoked tomorrow will be a surprise.

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