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    Yes, the winds are howling here in S.E. Michigan where a warm front and a cold front are battling over supremacy. Since the high temp of the day (60) occurred just after midnight and the temps will fall all day, it looks like the cold front is winning. Power went our briefly around 4 a.m.

    Breakfast today is a stack of Blueberry Pancakes with maple syrup and powdered sugar, Oatmeal and cold cereals (yes, even Cheerios) and plenty of Valve Gear Blend Coffee.

    Yesterday I edged closer to finishing the Coal Temple. Some pictures later today.

    What is on your agenda?


  • #2
    Good morning, Bruce. Thank you for opening. It's 69F with rain expected today, even though the sun is peeking out right now in N WV.

    I managed to do a little scenery yesterday and plan to do more today. My wife helped me move furniture from the unpainted to the painted parts of the floor I've been working on. The paint is well cured after several weeks of being down. I hope to finish in the next few days.

    Have a great day!


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


    • #3
      Good morning Bruce, Mike and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge this morning Bruce. Coffee and a chat is the best way to start the day off.

      51 degrees and going up today here in Rhode Island. Slight chance of rain as well.

      I didn't get any railroad time yesterday, 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


      • #4
        Coal Temple????????????? What are we praying to the coal God? I know gas prices are high, but Coal Temple.

        Windy here too.

        Project for today is to see if I can repaint the engine house and I'm soaking the windows in Acetone to remove the paint so I can repaint them. They didn't turn out to well first time around.

        That's it. CP West Bloomfield Tower out.


        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds


        • #5
          Morning Bruce and the rest of the RR-L Crew this blustery end of March day. Yes, windy here last night. Yesterday afternoon was warm and breezed and we sat out on our screen porch for quite a while enjoying it as we watch the ducks on the pond.

          Finishing up the last wholesale order I have on hand. Then, hopefully, I can start to try and clean up stuff around here. When it does warm up, most likely in May, I'll start having Yard Sales. I have a lot of wood working tools, equipment, etc. I want to get rid of. I won't be doing any more remodeling going forward so this stuff can go so my garage isn't so cluttered. We live right on the first corner at the entrance to our sub-division so I get good traffic and lots of sales. [grin]

          Well, I better get busy and get stuff cleaned up around her before Mary gets on my case about it. [laugh]



          • #6
            Off to run some errands this morning and it's a workshop and writing day after that, I hope.

            Getting packed up for the Harrisburg O show this weekend.

            Got to clear more debris out of the garage and get set up to work through this large cabinet that I bought for at the other house. We were thinking to refinish it down to the wood and see how it might look at natural color wood, but whatever paint is on it is fighting back. Might just sand it smooth and paint it to match the interior color scheme. Of course, about the time I get all set for doing that it'll probably snow again....

            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.


            • #7
              Mornin' All! 33, feels like 24, winds are out of the northwest at 14 gusting to 22 and the Winter Weather Advisory is up until 1600 or so here in the northern mitten. What's all this talk about 60s? You guys having a flashback to misspent youth?

              This is a good day to be Not Going Out, so I think I'll follow that advice and see what sorts of interesting mischief I can get into on the railroad infrastructure. Make it a great day, be positive, test negative, and stay safe! And yes, please pass another mug of coffee over here....

              in Michigan

              <edit: We're supposed to be gifted with two to five inches of WGFA!!! Wheeee!!! Yuck.
              Last edited by Orionvp17; 03-31-2022, 09:11 AM.


              • #8
                Rain and wind all night here. We had no power for 4.5 hours, rolled over and slept thru it. The Doll had enuf candles going I’m amazed the smoke alarms didn’t go,off. Good thing, I’d have thought it was time to eat…

                We had thoughts of going North to the bunker, but…
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                Not just no, but, HELL NO!!!

                The work bench is getting to drag…progress,is in millimeters

                Well, time to stir the pot and see what I can instigate..


                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                  Coal Temple????????????? What are we praying to the coal God? I know gas prices are high, but Coal Temple.

                  Bernd, that's what happens when I post before having a cup of coffee.