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  • Sunday Morning Lounge

    Okay you sleepy heads, rise and shine! Coffee is ready and there is a stack of sticky buns on the counter.

    I've done a little modeling the past few days. Working on the Wheel Works log truck and getting a couple dozen LP ready for painting.

    What is on your agenda?


  • #2
    Good morning, Bruce. We have 37F with forecast of 54F in northern WV. Partly cloudy. It's going to be a nice day to get out.

    With the floor painted upstairs in the extra bedroom under the eaves, I'm going to start organizing and hopefully cleaning out some of the stuff that was moved into the bedroom next to it.

    I did a little scenery work yesterday and will continue today.

    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 the incoming crew. Thanks for opening up, and the coffee. I feel like a sticky bun, but probably a pincushion is more like it. I'm slowly working my way back to 'normal', weeks -> months is more realistic. I've been able to look in more often than contribute. Zero modeling capability at this point, but I wanted to say thanks for the good thoughts from the other day.

      Take the red pill


      • #4
        Good morning Bruce, Mike, Jim, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Bruce for a chat and cup of brew. Best way to start a day.

        I like that log truck Bruce. Nice kit!

        Jim, glad to see you this morning, hope things are getting better for you.

        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


        • #5
          Good morning Crew and Jim, very happy you posted. As a veteran of the hospitality of hospitals and rehab centers and as I emailed the other day, do what the doctors and Donna tell you to do. Recovery is a bitch but be positive and it just becomes a bother.

          Yesterday, I walked into the hobby room no longer known as the train room per the daughter. No motivation but sat down in my SEasonal Affective Disorder chair, flipped the lights on and fell to sleep. That felt good. This is a huge week for me. Many Doctor and dentist appointments that will severely test my recovery from my anxiety issues.

          Thanks Bruce for opening and I would love a sticky bun. But, yogurt is my healthy choice this morning.

          No plans that I am aware of. Mid 50’s + today but the wind is gusting into the 30’s.

          Enjoy your day


          • #6
            Mornin' All!!

            Jim, welcome home! Hope your recovery is swift, complete and permanent! Your post must be the reason for the severe clear in the northern mitten today, with WW noises about temps going to 55! Woo-Hoo!!

            Lots to do in the next few days to get ready to Operate Wednesday evening. Need that White Rabbit emoticon... there's never enough time! Make it a great day, All, and stay safe!

            in Michigan


            • #7
              Good to hear from Pincushion Jim...

              Sunny and cool in SE NH. More work on my geology paper today. At least my new decal solutions showed up yesterday, so if I finish in time, I'll have something new to play with in the train room.

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


              • #8
                Hard frost and 30 but no grey today big yellow orb may run us up to 50.

                Zero planned.

                Good to see youse Jim, be well.

                Everyone enjoy the day

                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


                • #9
                  Dreary day.......oh wait, that's what we call normal now......maybe in the afternoon we'll get out and spread some more mulch and start getting the pots on the deck ready for peppers and what all....I do like that what all fresh off the vine.....

                  Getting progress made on projects in the shop, Not writing.....sigh....

                  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.


                  • #10
                    We went to the Titletown Trains Show in Green Bay yesterday. They had a nice turnout, no masks, but not much that interested me enough to make a purchase.
                    Three years ago Char and I went to the show. Our routine is that I go to the show and she takes the Suburban and does some grocery shopping for items we cannot get locally.
                    However, on this particular day President Donald Trump was scheduled to do one of his rallies very near the show venue. The venue was scheduled to be torn down 1 day after the show so there was a lot of equipment already parked there. Streets were blocked off, traffic re-routed, and it was police and Secret Service in their blue jackets everywhere. I pulled into a driveway so we could switch drivers. As I was getting out a Secret Service man stepped out from behind one of those large 40 foot containers and wanted to know what we were doing. I said just switching drivers. He was nice about it so I left and Char took my keyset, or so I thought, and I walked away. As I turned the corner I looked back and saw he was still chatting with her. I walked the 2 blocks to the show and entered. In about 2 hours I left and walked to our appointed meeting place- a pizza joint. As I was walking I felt in my jacket pocket and found the key fob for the truck. Uh,Oh.... This meant Char could not start the truck if it was turned off. When I got to the pizza place she was waiting in the parking lot, engine still running. I waved the key to show her I was the culprit.
                    She said the SS guy had called his supervisor, who called the show to have me paged, but I had not yet entered the building. She said the SS guy was very nice but she caught a couple of glimpses of a large gun beneath his jacket. He advised to do her errands but do not turn off the truck.
                    So now when we do any trip we make sure each of us has a key fob- lesson learned. I may have shared this story earlier but yesterdays show brought it all back....

                    Well the sun is out so I might get some sticks picked up in the still soggy yard. Have a great day every one.

                    Mark B.


                    • k9wrangler
                      k9wrangler commented
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                      The key fob technology is a product of Murphy’s Law.

                  • #11
                    Good evening all, welcome back Jim. I spent the day at Seashore with the kid inspecting and making repairs to the Main Line. One place where I had to fix a pull-apart will get the rail anchors it should have had all along this summer, so help me. Then we spent a while putting last week's new track in the correct position - 140' done, 100' more to do this coming week. Ice cream on the way home, to find my wife had made a peach pie from fruit we preserved a couple of years ago. That tree may have been finally killed by the borers, so there's a bit of emotional bittersweet to the pie.. Just walked over to my sister's to pick up a bag of wildflower seed she collected. Tomorrow I'll rake it into the bare embankment from last November's culvert replacement. Beautiful moonlit night, plenty of peepers, no skeeters yet.