August Coffee Pot - grits & donuts for all

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August Coffee Pot - grits & donuts for all
Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 10:24 AM

Morning all!

Amazing forecast for next 10 days. Temps to be 5-10 degrees below normal. 89 today. 85 tomorrow. Some rain possible. Wow!

Kickin it off for August!

Regards, Roy

           

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 10:47 AM

 

80°F & 67% humidity on an overcast morning in Southern Ohio!  Not bad for August.  Going to swing by the feed store on the way home for critter food.

 

Lunch break about over.  May God bless

 

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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 1:35 PM

Good Afternoon,

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes!

Spent the day touring the USS Iowa, now I remember why I enlisted in the Air Force, way to confining aboard the ship.  and to think there were 2700 crew members on board!  Wow!  During the entire time we were touring her, I couldn't get that thought out of my mind.  Hats OFF to all you Navy guys !!!!!

Well see about starting the layout wiring today, finally!  Going to completely redo it, have some ideas I want to implement.

So take care all, and Stay Healthy !!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 6:51 PM

dbaker48
way to confining aboard the ship. and to think there were 2700 crew members on board! Wow! During the entire time we were touring her, I couldn't get that thought out of my mind. Hats OFF to all you Navy guys !!!!!

If that's not amazing enough, I think it's even more amazing how fast they can design and build em'!  Think of how many came out of the yards between Jan 1942 and the summer of 45!  Tongue Tied

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:05 PM

Penny Trains

 

 
dbaker48
way to confining aboard the ship. and to think there were 2700 crew members on board! Wow! During the entire time we were touring her, I couldn't get that thought out of my mind. Hats OFF to all you Navy guys !!!!!

 If that's not amazing enough, I think it's even more amazing how fast they can design and build em'! Think of how many came out of the yards between Jan 1942 and the summer of 45! Tongue Tied

 


Penny Here's some factual history about two of them. The Wisconsin BB-64 is said it's so long it reaches from Wisconsin to Kentucky. ( now the history behind that) it is actually about 4" longer than the rest as it was in a colision and They replaced the bow on it, with the bow from the Kentucky which was just starting to be built. And they scrapped the Kentucky.

The Iowa ( thanks Don for the correction been a few years since I was on the Wisconsin( 26) actually has a bathtub on board, it was put there for Teddy Roosevelt while on it for the surrendering of Japan. ( he was crippled if you remember) 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:41 PM

Good evening all,

Got to sign onto a real computer tonight.  Long day today.  8+ hours on the road to get to Boston area.  Part of it my fault, but some of it due to Boston area traffic.  I hope tomorrow goes well.  Roy, thanks for starting the pot this month.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:04 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 64 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  All of my princesses are in town, + grandson.  Youngest gave me the longest hug of her life as I pulled into driveway.  Life's good.

In case you haven't heard, C & O 1309's debut has been pushed back to the winter.  It is what it is folks.

Phish - Happy Anniversary.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 8:26 AM

Good morning all!

Raining here. That's good. 86 high today. 93 tomorrow.

RT, Don, & Becky - cool facts!

Fife - bummer about the 1309. I am still amazed someone would take on a project of that magnitude. Wow! Nice having all the family in!

MIke C - careful driving! Sounds like the trip is going well! They just pulled the USS Constitution out of dry dock from repairs. Don't know if it is available for tours yet. If so it is a "must do" item for Boston. 

Regards, Roy

           

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 10:24 AM

Happy Hump Day

First Page?   I'll take it.

Fife - that sucks on the 1309, but at least there is progress - glad the fam is all there.....makes all the difference in the world.

DonB Happy Belated

2 longs days, got out at 1130 and 12 respectively and just dog tired.

On a good note, I did book my "trip" so I'll be seeing summer go out at Seaside Park ON THE BOARDWALK Labor Day Sunday to Tuesday at a resort.  Really excited, need the time away.

Job interview today at 530 and then County Fire meeting at 8, should be a shorter night.

Classisc Cruise In at the Delsea Drive in Saturday.  The Princess and I have a date..... Smile

See ya soonest!!

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 5:10 PM

Good evening all,

Went to the Harvard Museum of Natural History today.  Survived.  Wife wanted to see glass flower exhibit.  Spent an hour doing that......  Tomorrow we tackle the Aquarium and the DUKW tour.  Hopefully less intense.   Wish us luck as we will need it.......   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:53 PM

rtraincollector
actually has a bathtub on board, it was put there for Teddy Roosevelt while on it for the surrendering of Japan. ( he was crippled if you remember)

Ummm....wouldn't that be Franklin?  Wink

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 7:10 PM

Penny Trains

 

 
rtraincollector
actually has a bathtub on board, it was put there for Teddy Roosevelt while on it for the surrendering of Japan. ( he was crippled if you remember)

 

Ummm....wouldn't that be Franklin?  Wink

Yeah your probably right. I always get them two mixed up lol. 

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 8:59 PM

Hello there,

this morning  spent 5 hours with mom in the ER. Nothing found. Was told its part of aging.Pretty skeptical of that.

Now on the way back from Pittsburgh. Docs sent Mrs for a CT of the heart. Something new that predicts blockages better than a stress test. Feels funny to be riding shotgun.

Had followup with ortho doc yesterday. Repaired one big tear and one small one. Also removed 3 bone spurs. Should feel much better when healed. Feels way better than last week. Said I can drive when I feel up to it as long as no opioid pain meds. Non of them since Saturday. Gonna give it till Monday.

Don...belated birthday wishes.

Phish.....congas on the crossover panel . I've gotten some good ebay bargains in the summer.

Fife......sounds like a good time with the clan.

.RT......interesting fact about the Titanic pool.

Got the York meet notice in today's mail. Been watching the mail for the latest CTT since someone said they got theirs. Found it today in a pile of stuff in the kitchen. Must've came last week when I wasn't with it.

enuf for now

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:12 PM

Banks

Hello there,

this morning  spent 5 hours with mom in the ER. Nothing found. Was told its part of aging.Pretty skeptical of that.

Now on the way back from Pittsburgh. Docs sent Mrs for a CT of the heart. Something new that predicts blockages better than a stress test. Feels funny to be riding shotgun.

Had followup with ortho doc yesterday. Repaired one big tear and one small one. Also removed 3 bone spurs. Should feel much better when healed. Feels way better than last week. Said I can drive when I feel up to it as long as no opioid pain meds. Non of them since Saturday. Gonna give it till Monday.

Don...belated birthday wishes.

Phish.....congas on the crossover panel . I've gotten some good ebay bargains in the summer.

Fife......sounds like a good time with the clan.

.RT......interesting fact about the Titanic pool.

Got the York meet notice in today's mail. Been watching the mail for the latest CTT since someone said they got theirs. Found it today in a pile of stuff in the kitchen. Must've came last week when I wasn't with it.

enuf for now

Prayers for those in need

 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:08 AM

Mornin' boys.  Partly sunny & 66 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Chief's least favorite railroad had a major derailment in Hyndman, PA.  The whole town was evacuated due to hazmat cars on fire.  This is 22 miles north of new Fifedom. I will be telling our ridership to stay out of Wills Creek this week.

Took the family up to Deep Creek Lake yesterday.  Kids had good time paddle boarding and kayaking.  Working today, so not sure what the kids want to do when I get home.

Continued AngelAngelAngel for those needin' them.

anjdevil - Keep on keepin' on, amigo.

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:01 AM

Morning.  Heating up.  Weedeating to do.  Then go get a spot dug out of hand.  Dinner with hunting partner and his wife tonight.

Fifey, I have said terroist can do that and we never know.  Usually big fire and evidence destroyed.

Construction going on. Electrical service moved. Roughed plumbing just passed inspection. Waiting for HVAC. Getting a spot removed from hand this afternoon.

Later.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:18 AM

Hot and Humid, normally dry heat, this is miserable and my friend wants to go shooting.

Thur. 99 Fri. 98 Sat. 92

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:25 AM

Sun and warm.

Tired, just returned from a trip in northern Michigan. Did a little casino playing, yeah they lightend my wallet some but just a little. We only allow a preset amount of loss.

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:14 AM

Afternoon fellas

Been very busy, and kinda forgot to stop by.

Christina turned 6 on Tuesday! Yes, 6! My little girl is growing up much too fast for Daddy's comfort. Still get my daily hug and kiss (which makes everything worthwhile). Took the family to Hersheypark last Friday, wasn't busy (think due to afternoon storm threat). TheQ wants to take them again next year and stay in either Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge and do two days (they have a shuttle that allows you to come and go to the park, so thought is to go in the AM, then come back at lunch and rest, then go back later for the evening)... we'll see as we have a big vaca scheduled to Turks & Caicos at Beaches.

Haven't received my York packet yet. Hope to make it this October if TheQ is back from Germany.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:18 PM

Hey, twice in one week.....lol!!

Weather is great, just wish I could enjoy it more.  I'm off tonight to go play with the water and those big hoses.....

Should be a great weekend and the resort just verified my reservation.  2 weeks after I'll be in Wildwood for convention.  Hope to find something else that pays the mortgage and less of my days.....

Fife - you be careful over there.....and yep, I am keepin' on, brother....

Back to the rat race, the rats are still winning...

PS - Brent - ya gotta keep an eye on the kids, I swear that just last week my Princess was 5.......

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Posted by dougdagrump on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:58 PM

Afternoon all.

Surgical consult went well yesterday, scheduled for 9/5. Wish it were sooner but no luck there. If anyone tells you that a hernia is nothing they are full of meadow muffins.

Lionroar, Ours is closing in on 50, but she is still my baby girl. Be careful during the Turks & Cacos vacation. What used to be a pretty much crime free area has seen a rather large increase in armed robbery at some of the hi$ beach home rental areas.

Rich, Ever miss the festivities of bike week at Daytona ? Not to mention some of the eye-candy, motorcycle speaking of course. Wink

Going stir crazy here at home, need to get back to the museum. But it is still a nono, looking into a truss that might alleviate some of the hazard but allow me to go on a limited basis.

Later all.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:01 PM

88 - Need a York packet?  You can have mine.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, August 03, 2017 8:27 PM

Good evening all,

Survived our second trip to downtown Boston.  Saw the Aquarium and went on the Duck tour.  Long day.  Weather was good.  Going to Portland, Maine tomorrrow to a 2 foot railroad museum.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, August 03, 2017 8:40 PM

Evening all!

Had a busy couple of days. Weather is holding as predicted. Nice!

Mike C - sounds like fun. I don't know how the 2 ft ga trains don't tip off the tracks.

Banks - glad you are feeling better!

Fife - no York again? And have you abandoned the yatchet for steel wheels and rails?

Dougnotta - "hang" in there!

Dennis - last time I shot (let's say attempted) some skeet a couple of years ago was UGLY. I can't see well enough to aim/sight in anymore.

Brent - good to hear from you. That's great about Christina's 6th! Only ten years til 16!

Chief - when ya gonna tell Pam what that room is really for?

Regards, Roy

           

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:15 PM

Been a while - guess my last post was in late June.  Since then, we spent a week at our Michigan house.

My nephew and his family came up on July 4th.  Had fun with our grand nephew - he is 3.  We cooked both lunch and dinner outside in the fire circle.  He asked why we don't cook inside.  Also took him for a short canoe ride too.  He was not too sure to begin with, but he did relax and enjoyed the ride.

Got the horse shoe pits installed again up north.  My wife's cousin was helping me.  When we got them finished, we had to see if they worked.  Keep in mind, he is 70 and I am 61. Neither one of us has thrown shoes for at least 10 years.  We were pitching the shoes back and forth for about 20 minutes - the score would have been something like 6 to 2 if we were keeping it - when we realized that horse shoes were pretty good 'old guy' exercise.  All that walking and bending.  We finally decides we'd quit when one of us got a ringer.  I finally rolled one on the stake probably 15 minutes later.

Not much going on the train front.  Been doing house chores and hiding from the heat.

All for now.

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, August 04, 2017 6:46 AM

Mornin' boys.  I'm in a fog.  No, really, it's foggy on Knobley right now.  Grandson getting his "big train" ride today.

Roy - the yatchett is on the hard.  Bothers me, but no time to go sailing.  Wifey would rather rent a speed boat up at Deep Creek these days.  October is our bussiest time at WMSR, so maybe YORK in the spring.

88 - Hershey was always a fun trip for the kids, and the drive wasn't a killer. 

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Posted by lion88roar on Friday, August 04, 2017 7:56 AM

dougdagrump

Afternoon all.

Surgical consult went well yesterday, scheduled for 9/5. Wish it were sooner but no luck there. If anyone tells you that a hernia is nothing they are full of meadow muffins.

Lionroar, Ours is closing in on 50, but she is still my baby girl. Be careful during the Turks & Cacos vacation. What used to be a pretty much crime free area has seen a rather large increase in armed robbery at some of the hi$ beach home rental areas.

Rich, Ever miss the festivities of bike week at Daytona ? Not to mention some of the eye-candy, motorcycle speaking of course. Wink

Going stir crazy here at home, need to get back to the museum. But it is still a nono, looking into a truss that might alleviate some of the hazard but allow me to go on a limited basis.

Later all.

 



Doug - We are staying on The Beaches resort. No way I would ever rent someone's home on an island. Those have always had crime (we are just now starting to hear more about it in the US Media). A guy I used to work with owns a beach house in Costa Rica, he told me the first couple years people would break in an gut the home. Then he took some drastic measures and built a wall around the property and had a automated gate installed, built keepers houses for the security guard, maid, and groundsman. He now has to rent the house out when he is not there to pay the employee's salaries (which are much higher than the local average so they have a vested interest in keeping the property secure and intact).

TheQ and I discussed buying a home on Antigua when we were there for our honeymoon, there were a bunch of unfinished homes due to a huricane having hit the island years in the past. They were going for pennies on the dollar. When we talked to our island guide he related much of the above as to why people don't do it (and why those who have on the island still live a very, very, very meager lifestyle). This is also why many islanders attend butler school and get jobs working are butlers on the resorts (if they get really good, the wealthy from other countries come and stay, and often hire them to come back to their estates and work for them). We love going to the islands and talking with the locals, you learn so much about their culture and way of life... but we don't venture off the resort at night. We also will never return to Jamaica as we got ripped off during our shopping excursion - we think the driver had a kick-back scheme going with the shop owners he took us to.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:22 AM

Morning all.  Going to be hot and humid today.  Not as hot as a couple weeks ago.  Tomorrow humidity low.

Construction going good.  Found out I was right about HVAC.  Kept telling contractor that one we had was OK.  He said HVAC man said we needed to add a little one for the rooms.  Seems they rechecked yesterday while I as getting hand cut on.  Is adequate.  Money saved.

Some not so good news.  Seems Rheumatologist did some unusual blood tests.  Found I have a very rare blood disease.  Don't know what causes it.  Start chemo tablets tomorrow evening.  Will probably take for two years.  Seems we caught it before it did damages.  She thinks this will work.

Have a good one.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:14 AM

Morning all!

Partly sunny and temps holding below normal. And now there is rain in the forecast (starting Mon) for the next week! That's different?

Chief - ouch, glad they caught that blood thing early Angel

Brent - interesting about the theft of remote island properties. I wondered about that.

8n - good to hear from you. I turn 65 in Oct, maybe I need to get some horseshoes?

Regards, Roy

           

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Posted by KRM on Friday, August 04, 2017 1:45 PM

Been a while,

Hi guys,
Only 59 here and won't get to 70 today, back to long pants
Rough week for us this week, We were to go up north yesterday but Murphy's law took over. Thought I would get some stuff done before we left and Wow I got stung by something wicked when I was cutting the grass, right in the left foot ankle. How do you spell elephantiasis? So I figured it would get better over time and well NOT! Wednesday, It was worse and I stopped in at the Dr. office to see if they could look at it. So I also did all the paperwork to fire up my Medicare that went into effect on the 1st and the nurse told me she would talk to the doctor and let me know what they thought. So Thursday comes and I get a call from the Dr. office and they want to see me at 9:00AM after she looked at the picture of my leg. So back to the doctors in the morning morning and go figure the leg is infected so off we go to get meds. They said I have Cellulitis of the lower left leg caused by the sting. So they marked off the infected area with a marker and if it grows I have to go back on Monday or sooner. They have me wearing a compression sock to push the fluids up my leg away from the wound. Trip is off for at least two more days while we see what happens.

Then Thursday night Wife went to run a tub and only got rust and air.

After looking the pressure gauge, said there was 60 psi in the tank and there was nothing. WTH ??? Well pump??? Pressure switch??? Or what. Decided that this wonderful rust water had maybe plugged the pressure switch and would not turn on the well pump. So I took the power down pulled the switch off the gauge went to 0 so I got a screwdriver and knocked the plugged up stuff out of the pressure feed tube. Bingo! Wonder what that would of cost me if I had to call someone to do it???

That gets us to today: Got some sleep last night and the swelling is down a little bit. So at least it is not getting worse. Then Tom calls and tells me his wife's car took a dump and she don't know what is wrong with it yet so she is stuck in Plainfield. Sandra would not like to spend time with just Tom and me and to top that off it won't hit the 70s up there for the next week. Can't enjoy the lake with it cold out. Besides I would like to heal up as well.

So much for the trip. Bang Head

Roy, what plan did you go with?

 Chief, Glad you got it right away.

DougM, Your home town has been getting some bad press as of late.

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