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    Good morning from S.E Michigan where the sun is shining and we should see the mid-60's later today.

    Breakfast is a short stack of Buttermilk Pancakes (with maple syrup), and two eggs done to your preference. Our coffee is Steam Dome Blend.

    With the weather sunny and dry, I don't see much modeling today.

    What is on your agenda?

  • #2
    Sun, 35 headed to 65 here in MI.

    Gave the Dewalt battery chainsaw a good workout yesterday. Cut up and cleared the branches from a pine tree that collapsed under heavy snow one storm a month ago, then trimmed up a fallen decorative pear that I think had a lightning hit a couple yrs back. I did a lot of cutting with the chainsaw and a pole saw I’d just got. The battery stayed strong through. Lighter and quieter than the gas Stihl. Impressed. The Deere and bucket sure help moving the cuttings to the burn pile. Yep they still let us do that here.

    Some bench time after dinner while the Doll spent of 2 hours on the phone with a cousin.

    Allergy stuff in full, achooo, force this morning.

    Everyone have a fine day… ‘choo…

    Over medium on the eggs, Bruce. Thnx

    Thoughts and prayers for Walt this morning.

    Last edited by k9wrangler; 04-12-2022, 08:18 AM. Reason: Rearrange some letters here and there and order my eggs…
    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

    Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


    • #3
      Good morning, Bruce and Karl. It's rainy here in WV and 54F. Supposed to get up to 70F; the rain will dampen the urge to get out walking.

      Heard lawn mowers in the neighborhood so I guess the next sunny day I'd better get out there and do my part in realizing the suburban dream of a green, trim, weedless lawn . . . yeah fat chance.

      Maybe some work on the layout today. I'm winding down on the scenery and will go on to something else soon.

      Started laying down cork roadbed at the club yesterday.

      Have a nice day.


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


      • k9wrangler
        k9wrangler commented
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        Surrounded by neighbors with varying degrees of “anality” regarding their lawns can be a challenge…if you let it.

        Old Red and Betty that used to live next to me spent hours daily on theirs, Red would ride around the lawn with a newspaper boy’s bag full of shop rags and toss one out everytime he’d spot a weed. The yard would look like a tornado had hit…then she’d get down and crawl around on her hands and knees spreading apart then blades of grass with a weed spade and a spray bottle picking up the rags and pulling weeds…this was a 4 acre lot, he’s gone now, did a face plant from his walker inspecting along their driveway before they moved…had a spray bottle in the carry basket on the walker…it’d take him 30-40 minutes to go get the Mail. He’d mess himself if he saw the “Fairy Garden” the new owners have. Grass is a 2 feet long tall and they have a geometric pattern mowed thru it. At least since Red moved on the choking smell of 2-4D every other week has gone away. Still miss his screaming at Betty….he was deaf as a rock so yelled at her…”.B-e-t-t-y!….I’m hungry…get in here and feed me…’s one o’clock.” He sprayed about a foot into our garden one time, killing something the Doll had started from seeds…I told him if he did that again she’d come over and shoot him….chewed my a$$ once because I mowed and had the discharge in his direction…ah yes, neighbors…won’t even get into Mullet on the other side…

      • mwbpequod
        mwbpequod commented
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        "the choking smell of 2-4D" -- nasty stuff and the other stuff in that is really seriously nasty

    • #4
      Mornin' All!

      Severe clear, fifty something and headed to 65 today here in the northern mitten. Showers and boomers in the forecast for tonight. Op Session planned for tomorrow night, but lots to do to get ready, and naturally, I have a full day of appointments today. Gaaaaaaaa!!!

      Best to Walt and Jim.

      Stay safe!

      in Michigan


      • #5
        Going to mid-70's here today; been to the PO to mail the boy's taxes (mail mine tomorrow, ) and to the library.

        Mulch to spread today and maybe other yard work while SWMBO'd gets in more work on the big cabinet I bought last year for the kitchen in PA. Thought it was all pine (nice wide boards!), but under the paint the front looks to be walnut. She's happy!

        May get some time on projects in the shop; hope to get to painting stage on several with good weather happening.
        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.


        • #6
          Good evening, all. Rain in coastal NH and ME this morning, followed by t-shirt weather in the afternoon.

          It's too late for coffee, but I did have a congratulatory beer after today's track work at Seashore. I finished the pre-operation inspection of the Main Line, having tightened a lot of track bolts. Meanwhile other volunteers worked out details of the curve we have to build to connect track inside and outside a carbarn. The lay-out is particularly good, in that streetcars will be entirely on straight track as they pass through the door of the building.