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    Good morning all from 58f and overcast N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Ashpit blend in the 'to go' cups. The crew van has been cleaned out, and we don't want to waste that $4.89 a gallon gas taking partial loads to 'The Greek's'.

    Well I guess the Friday (Saturday) was the highlight of the past 2 days. Sorry for the confusion.

    The TriRegional convention was very nice. Some great new clinics, a couple of Mike's were Standing Room Only, and I heard very positive comments. Good job Mike!

    I have to admit the first day (Friday) was really tough on this old bird, and I was pretty darned tired by the day's end. Bumped into quite a few old (aren't we all) modelers that I hadn't seen since the Kansas City convention. One cheerful guy, told me he had heard that I was dead.

    The associated Train show was good. I'm sure the one day 'public' trainshow added to the coffers of putting on the convention. I scored a Suydam corrugated Tool and Die shop, and a brass GP-38 that had been converted to DCC, and it ran like a champ. Of course some old photof of Steam engines, etc.

    Today is R&R, it's tough having that much fun.

    Have a Super day!


    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    I see we have activity on multiple fronts in the lounge this morning. Cloudy and we here in S.E. Michigan, but I think that the rain is done for the day. Temps will stay in the low 60's under cloudy skies.

    Good to hear that you had a good time at the convention, Jim. All that walking around probably pushed the envelope on your cardio rehab!

    A short list of errands and then some modeling are my plans.

    Have a great day!
    Bruce

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    • #3
      Good morning Jim, Bruce, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge as usual Jim. It is the best way to start off the day. Glad to have you back at breakfast.

      Glad the Tri-Regional convention went well for you.

      73 degrees and Sunny here in Rhode Island today. About time for some warmer weather this season around here..

      Modeling on the critter is still ongoing, just nothing new to post yet. Working on a crate for the critter weight.

      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

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      • #4
        Today is a catch up day after spending a few days at the house in PA. The kitchen is still not done, but I met with my Amish carpenter on that and he's on the job....and several other jobs that the weather is now permitting. Got the mowing done there; 3+ hours on day 1 and then another hour on day 2 that was cut short by a wicked rain storm that we just barely got all the equipment under cover. We went to a farm auction down the road; Amish....nice old hit & miss engine operating up for sale, but we left 30 min after it started; just nothing there to justify standing about waiting for all the extra work I'd be buying. Still, an interesting sociological expedition....

        Office time, shop time, and around the house project time today. Brought back the entry way lamp from the house to restore; I installed it 40+ years ago. Have to clean it up and rewire it so I can tie it into the house system. Either that or put some sort of LED into it with an on/off somewhere discrete as it's a total PITA to change the bulb as it is now.

        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.

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        • #5
          Good morning, Jim and crew. We're headed to the 90's here in Tidewater Virginia. We did our walk early then I watched the Spanish GP. It was an interesting race. Next, I have a couple branches to trim before I head to the train room.

          Jim, it sounds like you had sucess at the train show. The Tidewater Division had a white elephant table at yesterday's meeting. I'm proud to say I came home with less than I took there.

          Have a good day.
          George
          Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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          • #6
            The Doll and my older son are having b’days today. She’s off with her younger daughter and I talked to son, he and his wife are sort of mellowing today after a later than usual night for them last night.

            59 seems to be the ceiling today, the sky is clouds, the sun is shy…teeny peeks now and then are today’s status. The Doll’s buddy, Sal just dropped off a plant.

            I think it’s time to mow some mo’

            Good day all. Be Well.

            KarlS

            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

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