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    Good morning all! French toast and bacon await you along with several syrup flavors and your choice of real butter or peanut butter to spread on the toast. Yard Master blend coffee is ready for the cup.

    67 degrees with severe thunderstorms expected later today. We could definitely do without the severe storms but I guess we'll deal with whatever comes. I enjoy watching storms but don't like all the damage that comes with them. My wife is supposed to take our son to a doctor appointment out of town today and I'm encouraging her to see if they can get the appointment changed so that she won't be traveling during the storms.

    The trip to one of our sister colleges went well yesterday. I needed to learn about the distance learning setup they have so that I can order the equipment and set up three rooms at our school. Looks like the the whole thing should be pretty easy to set up. Now I just gotta get a quote from our vendor for the equipment and wait for funding to be approved.

    Planning to go to lunch with one of my former police co-workers today. So proud of how he's done in the job. He started as a 911 dispatcher and is now Chief of Police at my old department. We worked together for quite a few years and I can say without reservation that he is one of the smartest people I've ever known. Definitely one of the good guys in this world too.

    Hope you all have a great day!
    Ken Pryor
    Oil Belt Traction Company (someday!)

  • #2
    Clouds and 60 with 68 a possibility and deteriorating weather and another week of cold coming.

    Congrats to your friend, Ken. One of the guys they hired when I retired from the Sheriff Dept has risen to Chief Deputy and is now working as Chief of one of the cities the next county over where is brother is Sheriff and father was Sheriff for several terms. I worked with Dad at the area multi agency narc squad in 77-78. Other than being State Police he was a good guy. Sure a line of work that while I did it with pride, I'd never recommend anyone entering it in today's world.

    Thanks for the french toast, Ken, it sounds good. I usually put a dash of nutmeg in the egg when I make it. Just like custard pie...

    Everyone have a fine day. Stand back, Pete has an ops session to plan tonight....

    BE Well, all.

    Thoughts with Jim and Walt today. Red Pills on the shelf.

    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

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    • #3
      Good morning from a rather wet So. Central Wisconsin where the roof stayed attached and I do not see any branches or trees down. It is Wednesday so I get to do the fence line check with the drones this morning. I would hope our TV meteorological guessers are embarrassed this morning. I rarely eat dinner with the TV on when Terry is gone but I did last night. They were giddy for the weather forecast of severe storms, shelter in “your” safe place, make sure you phone has our severe weather warning app and general all around nasty weather coming our way. It rained and it didn’t seem too heavy.

      Did some trackwork yesterday, started the fade on 3 pieces of rolling stock, mailed out 7 pulp cars with one pulp load included and pulled out the wiring tool box along with the soldering equipment. At 4:30 yesterday the granddaughter asked to race the slot cars. We had 15 minutes or so of fun and she was finished.

      Ken, thanks for opening. I am glad for you that the new job is going well. Enjoy the lunch with the friend.

      I went down to the stables yesterday around 3. Heck, they don’t need me down there. I always feel out of place while talking to the staff. I just check in, in person, every other day. They are preparing to head down I-35 to pick up the horses Terry purchased. 6 stalls were converted to 3 larger ones so the foals can stay with its each of their mother the 1st 3 weeks it is here. Then they will put the wall back. I hadn’t known Terry had that designed in. These will be the 1st 3 babies we have had on the property. Fun for all involved and you could see and feel the excitement. So different then the anticipation of dread when we get arrivals of “rescue” horses. This feeling is much nicer.

      Today in the hobby/train room I anticipate some feeder soldering and electrical testing. Some weathering in earnest today. With the grandson not having soccer or hockey practice today we will run some slots.

      Hello out there BurleyJim, get well Jim!

      Know where your safe place is
      Have a great day


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      • #4
        Going up to 80 today, . More yard work and all that fun, but 1st a trip to the PO to mail our taxes in.....

        Maybe work shop time too today, but hard to say......maybe time to take a break with the weather getting decent and just sit out on the deck and read a book all afternoon and listen to the birds.

        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.


        • #5
          Good morning Ken and the incoming crew. It is 60 degrees and cloudy with rain moving in after lunch in S.E. Michigan.

          A little modeling is planned after a run to a few stores.

          Have a great day!


          • #6
            Good morning Ken, Karl, Tom, Martin, Bruce, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Ken for a chat and cup of brew. Best way to start a day.

            56 degrees here in Rhode Island this morning, and temps to rise throughout the day.

            No plans for bench time at this point in time. I'll take the day as it goes along.

            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


            • #7
              Good morning. It's a cloudy 61F with 81F and light rain expected later.

              I'm busy these days throwing out stuff like old video and cassette tapes, putting stuff away, and generally straightening up. Back is sore as a result.

              No modeling yesterday, but maybe today.

              Have a great day!


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


              • #8
                Good evening, all. The NH and ME seacoast made into the 60s this morning, but then it clouded over and sprinkled rain on and off all afternoon. I spent most of the day being the ground man for Seashore's 25-ton GE critter as we extracted a plain-bearing tank car with stuck brakes and couplers from a deteriorating siding. It and our ballast hopper are now out of the way of our track work and the Shop's preparations for Opening Day. But there'll be no trolleys for a week or so - taxes, the kid's birthday, visiting relatives.