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  • Here in MI, gonna get warm and it seems the humids have been restocked… we’ll be getting prepped for trekking back to Northern Command tomorrow. The weather guesses seem to be on the positive vein.

    Did little yesterday, the Doll’s grand daughter stopped out in the early afternoon and “entertained” the Doll ((18 going on 40) while I drove to town for an Rx and car wash. Texted me that the Doll’s purse and phone were in the car so I gave up on a couple extra stops I was going to make to bust my a** to get back,home only to find them gone…so I caught up online, etc and managed to do some online chatting with my credit union, making a couple moves of funds arranging for a none performing cd that is up for July 9 to be moved to a different place as well as moving a savings acct to another as well.

    Yes Rick, re: fine print… Yes, it did have to do with !!! Pricing.

    Mike, the store I stop at is called Hobby Recycling is a small place that would fall under the “shotgun bar” label if it was a booze joint. The owner buys up estates and buys up downsized rail collections Garden on down the range. Heavy in Ho, lots of N and a fair bit of Lionel/tinplate toy O. Good prices and lots of inventory. The owner told me he’s been at it 28 yrs. The Kati RS was $65, I’ve bought nearly a dozen Proto Alco FA/Bs for ~$45-55 over the years. New old stock 1/2 to 2/3 price is common.

    Well, off to get groceries etc.

    BTW: McD just lost my business entirely….the $1 pop is now $1.30…told the cash window girl “this is my last…” finally cut the cord with grease and fubar orders.

    RESTORED Content…

    Goning to go…later yall

    ​​​​​​​Karl
    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

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    • Good morning from the great Cheese state. It was 54 at 6 this morning or 16 degrees less then yesterday at the same time. High today should get to 83f degrees.

      Just as an aside… do not carry hashish oil in your vape cartilage pen in a Russian airport

      Jerry, I know the doctoring visits sucks but it seems the most consistent thing we seem to do

      Mike and others, I enjoy being out in the ATV riding the trails but it did remind me how weak my surgery and then Covid have left me

      Mike, be careful hanging those pictures, listen to the better half on those

      Horse ride later today. Farmer Market visit this morning.

      Rick, have a great final days

      TomO

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      • Good morning Rick, Mike, Jerry, Karl, Tom, 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.

        73 degrees, and raining here in Rhode Island at the moment. Going to get more rain on and off as the day goes on. Thunder storms predicted as well.

        I'm not sure what the rest of the day will bring yet. I'll have to see up comes-up. Will all this rain, maybe some railroad stuff.

        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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        • Originally posted by k9wrangler View Post
          Here in MI, gonna get warm and it seems the humids have been restocked… we’ll be getting prepped for trekking back to Northern Command tomorrow. The weather guesses seem to be on the positive vein.

          Did little yesterday, the Doll’s grand daughter stopped out in the early afternoon and “entertained” the Doll ((18 going on 40) while I drove to town for an Rx and car wash. Texted me that the Doll’s purse and phone were in the car so I gave up on a couple extra stops I was going to make to bust my a** to get back,home only to find them gone…so I caught up online, etc and managed to do some online chatting with my credit union, making a couple moves of funds arranging for a none performing cd that is up for July 9 to be moved to a different place as well as moving a savings acct to another as well.

          Yes Rick, re: fine print… Yes, it did have to do with !!! Pricing.

          Mike, the store I stop at is called Hobby Recycling is a small place that would fall under the “shotgun bar” label if it was a booze joint. The owner buys up estates and buys up downsized rail collections Garden on down the range. Heavy in Ho, lots of N and a fair bit of Lionel/tinplate toy O. Good prices and lots of inventory. The owner told me he’s been at it 28 yrs. The Kati RS was $65, I’ve bought nearly a dozen Proto Alco FA/Bs for ~$45-55 over the years. New old stock 1/2 to 2/3 price is common.

          Well, off to get groceries etc.

          BTW: McD just lost my business entirely….the $1 pop is now $1.30…told the cash window girl “this is my last…” finally cut the cord with grease and fubar orders.

          RESTORED Content…

          Goning to go…later yall

          Karl

          I stopped this week outside of Dubuque, Iowa for a restroom and soda break at a McDonalds. Your right the price was up. We use McDonalds when we are on the road for the usually clean rest rooms. I feel I have to buy something so it usually is a soda. Enjoy the UP

          ​​​​​​​TomO


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          • Good morning everyone.

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

            Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 87.

            Louis, start something new yet?

            Tom, hope you enjoyed your horse ride and trip to the market.

            Karl, haven't been to MickeyD's in years, ever since they changed to formula on the chocolate shakes.

            Jerry, I successfully avoided everyone and will do so again today.

            Mike, how was brunch?

            Roland, you out there?
            Hope you are feeling much better.

            Philip, Dave, Ron and Larry, hope you guys are doing well.

            Down to the last full day at work.
            Lucked out last night and saw my original rear brake on one of our connections and took a quick pic.

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            That's me on the left.
            In the middle is Glenda.
            She was the rear brake when I first got on my current job.
            She was excellent and sadly went to another job about 6 weeks ago.
            On the right is Rob, my engineer, who is also excellent and has been with me the whole time.

            Think I'll watch the F1 race this morning.
            Maybe a cigar after lunch.

            Have a great day everyone.
            Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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            • Good morning Rick, where is everyone this morning? and to all the incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Rick. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

              Rick, although retirement is the greatest thing ever, and you'll never miss the job, you will miss the co-workers, friends and work family you have met along the way.
              I never missed the job, I'll never get richer, but a lot happier now. But, as far as those I worked with, I still today think of these people often.

              75 degrees, and cloudy here in Rhode Island at the moment. Had rain on and off all day yesterday.

              I'm not sure what my day will bring yet. I'll have to see up comes-up.

              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 folks,

                Rick, thanks for coffee. What a terrific photo of your work mates. While I enjoyed my jobs, I miss mostly the people with whom I worked.

                Jerry, did you make it to the bench?

                Karl, that type of shop has mostly gone by the wayside. I haven't seen one round Dallas and Fort Worth for years.

                Tom, how was the horse ride?

                Louis, did railroad stuff make it to the agenda?

                How are the rest of the gang doing?

                It's a bright morning in the Piedmont. Forecast is for 88F this afternoon; perhaps a thunderstorm or two. Yesterday's brunch at daughters was terrific. Sourdough waffles, sausages, and watermelon. Afterward we ventured to the monthly market days around the courthouse square. We had a wonderful time. Today's agenda includes more picture hanging, smoking crab legs, and maybe having some fun upstairs.

                Have fun,
                mike
                O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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                • Morning everyone

                  Rick thanks for opening and the coffee.

                  Congratulations on your last day on the rails!!
                  Wishing you the best in retirement!

                  Rain is here today for some reason the "WEENIES" got it wrong again!
                  Maybe some time at the bench after my chores are done.

                  Here's hoping you guys get to do whatever you ant today!!

                  Everyone have a great 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 from Wisconsin. It rained a bit but not enough to dampen the ground yesterday and then again overnight. Weather folks are saying severe rains maybe Monday and then again Tuesday that should green up the grass. Natural rain does so much better then the irrigation system.

                    Rick, great picture. Enjoy the last day.

                    The horse ride yesterday was fine. 6 hours spent with 13 couples and they were all fun. It does amaze me though that 7 of the male spouses were a good 10 to 15 years older then their wives. The weather went from beautiful sunshine with a hint of a breeze to hot and muggy about an hour into the ride. We had the picnic under the shelter which has 3 circulating fans that really helped. We arrived back at the stables about 20 minutes before our mini storm arrived. Just enough rain fell to wet the green stuff but then it stopped. The weather event went around us and some areas about 5 miles away got more then a inch in 15 minutes. Terry and I will ride after breakfast around 10:30 this morning. The trails and actually the whole property is very calming. That helps me relax along with asking my news junkie of a wife to use her Bluetooth hearing aides while watching TV. We will ride a couple trails today that are off limits to the stable space renters. The last 6 4th of July holidays have had few of the horse owners out riding so even if we ride the main trails I doubt we will see more then a couple other riders.

                    I spent a total at the paint bench of just under 3 hours. I rarely even in a good modeling spirit work at the bench after 8PM. Yesterday I went in there in the morning to prime and then on/off from 8:30 to 1AM. Today I have a bunch of roof vents to add weathering washes to. I also should apply another bead of Tamiya putty to a seam I have on one of the grain complexes headhouses. The smell though means I have to do it at the paint booth.

                    We have a pool party scheduled for tomorrow. Starts at 11AM and runs to 6. No kids as we told the invitees we have no available life guards this weekend. It troubles me then when we have a pool party how the adults seem to lose track of their kids in the pool. I have been told a couple times that it’s the host who has to watch the kids. Yeah, right. We generally have guards but they are juniors and seniors in high school now and all have licenses to drive. They no longer need or want the money they were getting for these things. Anyway, the 4 ladies heading out to Paradise with Terry are coming with their spouses and the weather of course won’t bother us under the roof. Beside those 4 and their SO’s we have RSVP’s from 6 other couples. We will have the typical 4th of July food on the grill. Corn, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and a special TomO treat of speciality pizzas on the grill. I used to make pizzas on the grill maybe 4 times a Summer. In the last 2 Covid Summers maybe twice. 8” pies grilled with whatever toppings the person wants.

                    Be safe, have a great day
                    TomO



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                      TomO can you write all that and not get kicked to the curb? Interesting re: younger wives. Hmm on so many fronts, 2nd timers? Buy horses to keep them happy. Doctors with the onetime office nurse or office manager, or…

                  • Good Afternoon,

                    Rick I'll take a cold Coke, thanks. Happy last day of work!! Probably by the time you read this you'll be
                    a FREE MAN!!!! nice pic of you and your workmates. I'm sure you'll miss your workmates but most
                    likely NOT the job.

                    Louis enjoy your day.

                    Mike sounds like you had a nice time yesterday. Have fun with the crab legs.

                    Jerry hope you get in some bench time later on.

                    Tom sounds like a nice weekend palnned; enjoy.

                    The rest of the Crew hope all's well in your world.

                    A sunny 77 here in New York. Between yesterday and today I managed to get most of the wood strips nailed to
                    the garage roof. There is the last 8' that I'll wait on until the Contractor can replace a couple of rafters, but for now
                    I can screw in about 3/4 of the panels in place along with the ridge cap. Taking my time and SAFETY first on this job.
                    Tomorrow I'll start to hoist the 45 lb panels up onto the roof one at a time. This afternoon it's rest and maybe some
                    actual bench time.

                    Have a great rest of your day and be well!!!!
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                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      The little shacks been there for years. Various similar messages through the years. Makes you wonder which one moved on

                      75 fresh zero clouds moderate traffic

                      Nice shot Rick, gee no white starched Kromer cap and Hickory stripe bibs on your engineer? lol. Gal looks like a firecracker

                      Everyone have a good day.

                      Karl and the crew



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                      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                      Cedar Swamp
                      SW of Manistique, MI

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                      • The Gendarmerie is in force, “snakes in the grass” my boys used to call them

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                        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                        Cedar Swamp
                        SW of Manistique, MI

                        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                        • Morning everyone

                          And a HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

                          Coffee is ready water for the tea and cold soda in the fridge.

                          We have eggs anyway you want them with sides of bacon & sausage. Toast and English muffins.

                          Weather in South Jersey sunny/67.
                          Later 84.

                          It will be a beach day for sure.

                          I guess Rick is still out celebrating somewhere!!

                          Here's hoping all guys 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 everyone.

                            Sunny, with a high near 87.

                            Happy Independence Day!!!

                            Jerry, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.
                            Celebrated a little when I got home last night with two beers.
                            Didn't get to sleep till after 2 and if it wasn't for the dog I'd still be asleep.

                            Karl, as I've gotten older my desire to break the speed limit has diminished.
                            Don't let her mohawk (yes, both sides of her head are shaved) fool you.
                            She's a good person and a hard worker and a lot of fun.

                            Larry, technically still not a free man but close enough.

                            Tom, sounds like a nice day of swimming and eating planned for today.

                            Mike, glad you had a great day with your daughter.

                            Louis, you're right about not missing the job and missing co-workers.

                            Worked my last train last night, but wasn't the one I was expecting to run.
                            We had two round trips to go and The Dinky broke down.
                            Fortunately we were able to get it into it's cage and get a little bit of an early quit.

                            Nothing special planned.
                            Mostly relaxing, a cigar, play with the camera, read my book, etc.

                            Have a great day everyone.
                            Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                              Re: Mowhawk, that was my impression, the sort of gal you enjoy for herself and can’t tell your wife about because she’d immediately jump to totally wrong impression. Worked with a couple in my LE days.

                          • Good morning folks,

                            Jerry, thanks for coffee. I'll take those eggs over easy, with a toasted muffin. Thank you! Did you get bench time yesterday? Enjoy the beach!

                            Karl, that is one funny doghouse, and it looks like someone really lived there.

                            Tom, riding sounds nice, especially in the morning. The 4th party sounds like a hoot.

                            Larry, good luck with the roofing and be OH SO CAREFUL up there.

                            Louis, bench time yesterday?

                            Rick, CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you first day of retirement is relaxing and fun!

                            Kyle, the layout mods are looking good. Persist!

                            Today's activities include picnic at the SIL's fire department. He is the Fire Marshal there. Tonight we'll get ringside seats at the city's fireworks display. SIL is in charge of fire safety at that event. Going to hang a few more paintings today. Worked in the train loft for while yesterday. Now deciding how I want to arranged the work desk.

                            Crab legs last night were delicious.
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                            Happy 4th everyone in USA,
                            Mike
                            O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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