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    Good morning crew, readers, and lurkers, from 58f and clear N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn had signaled READY with Mail Hook blend. The special is a Hoosier haystack, oatmeal and the smoothie master are ready at the end of the line.

    Gas yesterday was $5.25 at the pump. This inflation is out of control. A can of pop on sale at the grocery store was $.25 a can 18 months ago. Today, that can "on sale" is $.385 a can, or a whopping 54% increase. When has anyone seen a 54% salary or retirement cost of living increase. This hobby won't be getting any cheaper, that's for sure.

    Work continues on outdoors projects today, and drawing this evening.

    Have a Super day!


    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning. Jim, thank you for opening and for the coffee and oats.

    It's an overcast 68F here with low eighties expected later. It was nice having a cooler day yesterday, although the rain kept us inside for the most part.

    I did some work on the Ozark barn I'm building for my T-Trak module. It's going well. I also worked on the club layout a little and got in some guitar playing; I signed up for a workshop in six weeks so I need to get back in practice.

    Have a nice and productive day!


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


    • #3
      Looks like a another nice day! Off to the PO shortly...

      Plagued with back spasms; 2nd day of that fun......makes everything hard to do. Not sure what I can get done in my office or shop today, but other than to worship at the shrine of Advil.

      A can of pop on sale at the grocery store was $.25 a can 18 months ago.
      I've not seen a can of soda for less than a $1 for more than 20 years! Rare that I touch such stuff for several years now - had to get away from that addiction and the HFCS.
      Last edited by mwbpequod; 06-08-2022, 07:26 AM.
      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.


      • k9wrangler
        k9wrangler commented
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        Those $0.25 per takes into consideration case lots from your ubiquitous bulk discount outlet I’m sure

      • BurleyJim
        BurleyJim commented
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        Yep,Kroger/Giant would have 4 12 packs of Pepsi/Coke for $12. Yesterday's flyer had 3 12 packs for $13.88. Martin must have been thinking about gas station pop, which has been a ripoff for years.

    • #4
      Good morning to the entire crew. It is in the low 50's right now in S.E. Michigan. The heat came on again this morning. We will hit 69 later on - just before rain moves back in.

      We have to make a trip to both the gas station and the food store this morning. No sense complaining about the price increases. We're just puppets on a large stage with people behind the curtain pulling the strings.

      I finished building the Roundhouse 0-6-0 tank engine and have moved on to a Tyco Ten Wheeler in kit form. The instruction sheet has a 1970 date on it. Someone had started building it and stopped after installing all the side rods. From what I can see and feel, all his work is running fine. I had to clean up the motor a bit and will install it later today. That will be the final test to see if I need to disassemble anything. I doubt that will be necessary. Why the original owner stopped with the finish line in view is a head scratcher.

      Have a great day!


      • #5

        Good morning Jim, Mike, Martin, Bruce, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge as usual Jim. It is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

        65 degrees, cloudy and rain here in Rhode Island today.

        I started a new Critter project in the logging and mining section for anyone interested.

        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


        • #6
          Up from 47 in sun with rain foreboding on the afternoon. Glad I mowed yesterday after replacing a badly bend blade on the zero-deere go-chine. Surprised the $$$ on them was not as much more than the past. Quite surprised at that.

          I’ll take a haystack Jimmy! Trade you a warm bowl of homemade beef stew and dumplings I whipped out yesterday.

          Better get at it before rain comes…

          Everyone be well.

          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

          Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


          • #7
            Good afternoon, Jim and crew. I spent the morning at the airport USO. On the way home, I stopped at Costco and filled up my little Nissan pickup. Over $50!

            Bruce, you seem to be having fun with those old locos. I've been watching your videos for trips down memory lane.

            Have a good day.
            With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


            • #8
              Originally posted by George_D View Post

              Bruce, you seem to be having fun with those old locos. I've been watching your videos for trips down memory lane.

              I am indeed, George. I needed a change from building structures, so I took a dive down a different rabbit hole.