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  • Good morning Rick, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Rick. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

    Back to 66 degree weather, but sunny here in Rhode Island at the moment. Not going to get much warmer they say.

    Not sure what today will bring yet. I'll have to play it by ear.

    Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • Morning everyone

      Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.

      Homemade waffles with Vermont maple syrup sides of bacon & sausage.

      Weather in South Jersey rain sun later so say the WEENIES. Not sure if that's a beach day forecast.

      Called Roland last night but his cell phone has been disconnected. So I emailed him waiting to see if I hear back from him.

      Tom hope your feeling better.

      Ron our the lights on yet??

      Larry, Philip, Dave, Louis, Mike & Karl what's on your agenda today??

      Everyone have a wonderful day!!
      Jerry



      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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      • Hi all, grey morning in the palm of the mitten state…not quite so hot out and it’s cloudy after overnight rain ~0400. Not much in the gage.

        Rick the pics were taken with my DSLR Nikon D-5600 70-300mm lens. Cropped in PS-Elements and the magic wand waved over the RAW images.
        In order to do that I use my PC, send an email to download on the iPad from the email. Round about process to be able to share them here. Amazed they survived as well as they have.

        Ran around a bit in the am yesterday with the Doll then retired to the ice cave as the temps wandered up to the 94 range and ouch factor over 100.

        The last couple of days have really kicked the lawn in gear so that will get most of my attention today. Grand crop of clover at the moment.

        TomO hope your antibody treatments go well.

        Everyone have a fine day. Stay hydrated and instigated…

        KarlS
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        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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        • Good morning from a very clear sky in So. Central storm damaged Wisconsin.



          While getting the infusion yesterday I had the TV on and watched as the TV guys tracked the storms that ravaged our area of Wisconsin. I checked radar just before they released me into a bright sunshine at 7PM. Barely made it to the car as the storm was behind me as I walked to the car. Wow, it came down in sheets. The normally 20 minute ride home took 40 scary minutes and the last couple miles were again in bright sunshine. Lots of wind damage and I should get a property report in about 30 minutes.

          I am of course isolated in the house and yard. There is a huge difference in isolating and protecting yourself to avoid Covid for 2 years + but HAVING to isolate really feels different. My radiation treatment on 6/23 has been cancelled and not rescheduled due to my positivity of Covid.

          Fun times, enjoy your day
          TomO

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          • Good morning Rick, Louis, Jerry, Karl, Tom and the rest of the crew that drops in later.

            Rick, thanks for the coffee, always the best way to start the day.

            Rick, Jerry, no lights on yet.

            Tom, hope the new medication works out better for you.

            Spent the evening last night making a jig to make the goose-neck lamps I'm going to need for the outside of the building. The plan is to install the LED's in parallel in order to only add the requires resisters outside of the building. Making some rough calculations I'm going to need a resister with 1.5W power rating. All the resisters in my collection are either 1/4W or 1/2W. Going to need to order some 1W resisters and work some magic. By putting the resisters in parallel you can add up the wattage's so 2 x 1W resisters = 2W, got to love math.

            Have a great day everyone.
            Ron Newby

            General Manager

            Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

            http://cvry.ca

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            • Morning Gents,

              Rick thanks for the coffee and hope you get to "reduce that cigar to ashes" later.

              Louis that is a cool temp for June we're going to hit almost ninety here today.

              Jerry thanks for breakfast and hope you're able to get in contact with Roland.

              Karl don't blame you for staying where it's cool; I can deal with the heat but it's
              the humidity that sucks.

              Tom hope you get feeling better and sorry you have to deal with Covid.

              Ron good luck with the lighting, sounds like you have it all figgered out.

              The rest of the Crew hope you're all well.

              A sunny but muggy 70 with a high of 88 here in New York. May get some nasty weather later
              with the old "thunder boomers". Took the car in this am for the yearly NYS inspection and it passed.
              Not sure what's on the agenda for today so we'll just play it as it comes.

              Have a great day and stay healthy.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • Good morning folks,

                Rick, thanks for coffee. Your agenda for the day sounds good, except that weeding stuff. The rolls turned out good. It was like being back in Germany, kinda

                Jerry, thanks for breakfast. Tasty!

                Louis, that weather sounds nice, although that is sweater weather for me

                Karl, those pics of hummers are terrific. Nice work.

                Tom, so sorry to hear about COVID. Good luck with the treatment.

                Ron, are you using the hollow tubes for the goose necks? I tried that and had a horrible time, until I learned to anneal them first, LOL.

                Plan for the day is to get Georgia drivers license and emission inspection for cars. Next will be license plates.

                Have fun,
                mike

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                  k9wrangler commented
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                  Mike, the last I knew Georgia doesn’t issue license plates. They issue TAGS. ;-)

              • I got an email from Roland I must have dialed his number wrong.

                But this is what he had to say in the email.

                Thanks for thinking of me. As far as we know the phone is still connected. Wife called home this morning. As for the stroke, things are very slowly getting better. My left hand is giving me a lot of trouble and left leg just seems to want to walk off in its own direction. I have not fallen or used a walker for many weeks now, just learning how to live with it. Dr's say it could improve but no promises. Right now I am working on some N scale buildings for a friend. If I can get my hand to work with them then O should be no problem. Saw a Dr on Mon and was told I could start driving again. Just another step out of this nightmare. Went to the Harrisburg O Narrow Gauge show last Fri and ran into Big Lars and his WWI layout. You really have to see it in person to appreciate the work he did. It looks great. As soon as I get something built I'll be back. Roland
                Jerry



                "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                • Good morning everyone.

                  Coffee, hot water for tea and a selection of chilled soft drinks are ready to enjoy.

                  Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

                  Jerry, thanks for passing along Rolands response.
                  Sounds like he is doing better and I hope that that trends continues.

                  Mike, are you an official Georgian now?

                  Larry, congrats on the successful inspection.

                  Ron, sounds like you know what you're doing with the lighting.

                  Tom, glad you got home safely and that there is no property damage.

                  Karl, I think it will be an 'ice cave' day here today.

                  Jerry, did you make it to the beach?

                  Louis, anything happen yesterday?

                  Groceries weren't shopped yesterday so that will happen today.
                  Mom also mentioned she wants to grocery shop so I'll take her later.
                  We don't go together because we both like different stores.
                  Also need to get an ultra-sound that the urologist ordered.
                  This is after I already had a CT scan and an x-ray.

                  Have a great day everyone.

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                    Insurance must have some $$ left Rick, kind a pi$$er your need more poking. Hopefully no Roto-rooter in you future. Good it’s not the proctologist…insert tasteless retort of your choice- :-)

                • Morning everyone

                  Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.
                  Speaking of I need to schedule for my ultrasound!
                  Thanks for reminding me!

                  No beach yesterday was cloudy most of the day.
                  Right now its still cloudy but suppose to clear into the sunny 90's.

                  I started another truck because said axle does not want to come loose yet!

                  How'd the license go yesterday Mike??

                  Ron do we have light I can't find the toilet paper!!

                  Where this guy Dave Deno been??

                  Larry, Philip, Karl & Louis I hope your day goes as planned.

                  Everyone have a wonderful day!!
                  Jerry



                  "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                  • Good morning folks,

                    Rick, thanks for coffee. A doctor told me once that they don't make money on office calls, but they do on tests. Good luck shopping.

                    Jerry, it was good to hear Roland is doing better. Thanks for passing that news along.

                    I live in Georgia, but my heart is in Texas. It is a weird feeling. Quite a few folks have asked me why in the world would I move from Texas to Georgia.

                    It's another hot one today at 95F. Guess we are gearing up for Summer. My daughter is taking me on a father / daughter weekend tomorrow. We are headed to Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in north Georgia. We always have fun on those trips. I'll be without computer, so won't check in until Monday.

                    Have fun and Happy Father's Day to all you fathers,
                    mike

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                    • Bright clear sunny sky with comfortable humidity. The Ice Cave is on stand down today. The weather is going to be close to,ideal today and most of the weekend. Going back to 90s next week as we trek to TDY at NoCom aka Northern Command travel May be an adventure with the orange barrels in heavy proliferation, election year, the grinch has to show something besides stalinistic oppression…

                      I trimmed the grass yesterday and the Doll cleaned out her shed out in the back. Several years of inattentiveness rendered it a mess. Lots of old barn wood she’d hoarded has insect infestation, she burned much of that up and also disposed of dozens and dozens of gourds she grew that had been mice condos. Cool they Pop like mad when put on the fire unless they’ve been eaten into.

                      Today I have tree work to do.

                      Went to town with the Doll early yesterday and while she was out,of the car found an online adv for Lowes, they had Dewalt battery stuff on massive sale plus a free battery. Been needing a recip/sawzall type saw for the lake, $179 marked down to $129 and ~$100 battery free….they sunk the hook. Ordered,online and picked up 30 minutes later. Completes my intended acquisitions and saves boo-coo (can’t spell that, I refuse to learn french.). Danny the builder built our whole command post at the lakeside compound with Dewalt battery tools. Cedar swamp tested. give me a backup battery for home in the deal.

                      Nice day all…good word from Roland. Everyone keep cool, Summer is official one of these days soon.

                      KScrib
                      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                      Cedar Swamp
                      SW of Manistique, MI

                      AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                      • Good morning Rick, Jerry, Mike, Karl and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Rick. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

                        Back to 70 degree weather, and cloudy here in Rhode Island at the moment. Not going to get much warmer they say. I hope this isn't a sign of our summer this year. Going back and forth with warm and cold with rain in-between.

                        Not sure what today will bring yet. I'll have to play it by ear like I did yesterday. Nothing happened yesterday but an LED install into my project.

                        Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.


                        Louis L&R Western Railroad
                        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                        • Good morning Rick, Jerry, Mike, Karl, Louis and the rest of the crew that drops in later.

                          Thanks for the coffee Rick.

                          Jerry, no lights yet.

                          Mike, I use hollow tubing to make my gooseneck lights and there is no annealing required. I'll document the process and post it to my build thread.

                          Glad to hear Roland is doing OK and is getting better.

                          Karl, great deal on the sawzall and a free battery to boot, can't go wrong there.

                          Have a great day everyone.
                          Ron Newby

                          General Manager

                          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                          http://cvry.ca

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                          • Good Morning,

                            Hope all is well with everyone. Good to hear Roland is making adjustments and up and about.

                            Hang in there Tom. My next door neighbor the tug pilot caught covid and the entire crew were isolated on board. He's home now.
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                            Been doing 3d printing for the last week and a half. Nothing major happening here.

                            Later,
                            Philip

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