COFFEE POT April 2018. Another anniversary. 14 years old. Coffee and all the breakfast you want.

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COFFEE POT April 2018. Another anniversary. 14 years old. Coffee and all the breakfast you want.
Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:06 PM

Another year has passed.  If you do a new pot from now on, please include the years.  Had to look it up.  Thanks

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Posted by dbaker48 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 2:49 AM

Happy Easter !

You all are too late, I already got all the Easter eggs! Smile

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Posted by robmcc on Sunday, April 01, 2018 7:14 AM

Happy Easter All!!

GO BLUE!!! On to the championship. My Wolverines will definitely have their work cut out for them against Villanova.

Not much on the go today. Usual Easter - church, brunch with the in laws and watch baseball. Having supper with my folks tomorrow.

Spank - Nice haul! Did I see a bottle of The Macallan hiding in the back? My offer to "help" out still stands........ Big Smile

Have a good one and prayers.

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:47 AM

HAPPY EASTER

Been a long week. Spent Wednesday evening in the ER with mom. Got home about 130 AM. She's dehydrated again. Got back to the home Thursday evening.

Frying Fish and church services shot the rest of the week. We served 5214 people over the 7 Friday's for an average of 744. It gets kinda hectic sometimes but it's a big fundraiser for our school.

The daughter hosted the family for Easter last evening. Ham and an egg hunt was enjoyed by all.

Mrs & I went to 7AM mass going to join Mom for lunch at the home later.

Buckeye,.... welcome to the retired life. Hope it's long and happy.

Best move on.

 

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:20 AM

A blessed Easter to all. He has risen.

Congrats to Da Chief, he stayed awake till 11 last night.

Cloudy and 40 today. Remember when the ladies and girls got all dressed up for church on Easter Sunday?

S.J.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:37 AM

68 degrees and climbing fast.  Sunny and beautiful Easter day.

Watching services on TV as moving slow this AM.

Prayers for Banks' Mom.

Did a proclamation for lady who was 100 years old yesterday.  Made the news this AM. 

Have a good one.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, April 01, 2018 10:15 AM

 

Happy Easter,

 Started out sunny and cold, now cloudy and coldest Easter in ten years here.

 So SJ, if the ladies and girls get dressed up for Easter today you won’t know it because they will be under wraps.  Laugh

Banks, prayers for your mom. Angel

 

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Posted by cnw1995 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:15 PM

Aloha and 'hoppy' Easter! Cloudy and cold here too. Coldest Easter in years. The ladies insist it is spring and they dress accordingly. I do not as it is only 24 degrees.

I thought of Buckeye and his replacement every time we crossed a bridge or went through a tunnel on the 1,400 miles of interstates we just finished driving on our journey east and back. I'll be standing by the track waving as his train rolls through Chicago in a few months.

Rob, we had a Dodge Caravan - the extended one - when our kids were little. We put a zillion miles on it and used it go everywhere and carry everything. 

Praying for your mom, Banks

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Sunday, April 01, 2018 3:59 PM

Happy Easter!

He has risen just like He said he would!

Jesus keeps his Word!

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, April 01, 2018 4:21 PM

Happy Easter to everyone!

I was feeling really down when I heard the weather forcastor say it was to snow tonight and the roads would be slippery during rush hour.  Then Idea I realized I'm retired and will not be driving in the slush tomorrow. Yeah

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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, April 01, 2018 6:22 PM

Howdy all!

Stayed up until almost 4 with the flipover to the new Rutgers site. Not a lot to do, just monitoring stuff, waiting for the DNS to propagate, answering questions, etc. had Person Of Interest on the TV from 12-3, so caught 3 episodes of that.

The snow is definitely coming, they're now saying 5-6 inches.

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Spank - Nice haul! Did I see a bottle of The Macallan hiding in the back? My offer to "help" out still stands........ Big Smile

C'mon down! Yes, there are a couple of bottles of Macallan in there, along with lots of other goodies. And we've got our Spring Game in 2 weeks, gonna have the bar open there, with a wide variety of items of consumption. Here's a shot for 2 years ago:

Anyway, hope everyone enjoys their Easter!

Spank


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, April 01, 2018 6:24 PM

Evening all!

Happy Easter!

Long day today. Started with church and then ran home to get ready for the family to come over. Fired up the grill and cooked up lotsa pounds of brats, dawgs, and chicken. Nieces brought sides, cakes and a chocolate pie. Our adult children hid Easter eggs for the nieces young ones and the young ones went on the offensive with confetti eggs. Confetti egg battle ended up in the front yard and street. Colored egg shells and confetti everywhere - gave me an idea of how to decorate for Christmas! Kids created a baseball game using a tennis ball, a T ball bat and incorporating the swimming pool as a moat between the pitcher and home plate. That was interesting/fun. 

Everyone left about 5 - whew - but a good day!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:49 PM

Good evening all,

Long day as well.  Went to 9 AM Mass.  Drove to sister's for lunch.  Drove one daughter to other duaghter's house so somebody else could take her the rest of the way home.  Gave the grandkids their Easter stuff.  Made it home before the snow hit.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:20 AM

Mornin' boys.  34 and Snohizo, well, check for yourself at Virtual Railfan/Famous Horseshoe Curve.  I guess it's safe to walk outside now that the Chinese space station has splashed in the Pacific.  Sensor came in the mail for the dryer; hope that works.  Wifey headed home tonight.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:50 AM

fifedog
 I guess it's safe to walk outside now that the Chinese space station has splashed in the Pacific. 

This might explain what looks like a really large won-ton in my pool this morning...

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:55 AM

Mornin' all!

Well here we go again! I'll let the pictures I took at 8:15 AM do the talking:









So much for the cleanup I did in the backyard yesterday! 5 3/4 inches down, 24° - I think we were between 55° and 60° on Saturday.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:55 AM

Two inches of snow overnight and I was not out driving in the slick slush on the I-270 race track.  Yeah 

Years ago I was in LA and I was asked how I liked driving the LA freeways.  I looked at them and said, "Piece of cake. Try driving the Chicago's Dan Ryan or Kennedy during a heavy snow storm with a slick roadway." 

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:08 AM

Buckeye Riveter

Two inches of snow overnight and I was not out driving in the slick slush on the I-270 race track.  Yeah 

Let it snow up north.  72 degrees and partly sunny. Thumbs Up

Work outside and then County Commissioners at 5.

Later. 

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, April 02, 2018 11:04 AM

I had to log in.

Mon. 68 Tue. 75

Yesterday after Easter church I went to a potluck party. The people's house is up on the side of a steep mountain with a steep driveway. I parked on the street and as I walked to the driveway a friend was trying to drive his front wheel drive car up the driveway and spinning the tires which also caused him to slip over sideways on the at his point off camber driveway close to a concrete wall.

 

When he backed up he slipped into the wall and smashed his mirror, fender and tore the front bumper clear off. I was standing only 10 feet from the car when this happened. His car is only a year old, I felt sorry for him.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, April 02, 2018 2:04 PM

Dennis, I pulled one on old Don Baker yesterday.  Sent him a link to a news thingy that said CA was going to tax every hole shot in a target.  He feel for it for a while. Whistling

Buckeye, 91 degrees here and I'm in short sleeve tee shirt doing outside chores. Big Smile

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Monday, April 02, 2018 4:12 PM

Chief,  I guess you didn't tell Don the real bad news about California.  Each square of toilet paper is going to be taxed with over three squares/day being surcharged at $5.00/square.  I believe if you use over 10 squares a day it is considered a felony and you are sent some place named Pelican Bay State Prison.  Sounds like a nice place to me.

As to the weather if was only a high of 79 degrees in Roseyville today and I see some 30 degree days in your future. 

 

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, April 02, 2018 5:47 PM

And so it starts - for anyone wondering what Buckeye was going to do with his time in retirement...

Buckeye Riveter

Chief,  I guess you didn't tell Don the real bad news about California.  Each square of toilet paper is going to be taxed with over three squares/day being surcharged at $5.00/square.  I believe if you use over 10 squares a day it is considered a felony and you are sent some place named Pelican Bay State Prison.  Sounds like a nice place to me.

As to the weather if was only a high of 79 degrees in Roseyville today and I see some 30 degree days in your future. 

Dennis - that is a pretty steep driveway! Too bad about your friends car.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:45 PM

 

WOW Bright sun this morning but only 21 degrees. WTH anyway? Where is some spring???

 

Wife & I went and got 20 bags of cypress mulch today. $1.99 a bag at Rural King. Good deal. Now she has something to do so I can run away and screw off.

 

Dennis,, that driveway accident is a big cost for a free potluck.

 

Roy,,, Buckeye needs to go through the four  phases of retirement.

 

1 Not having to go there anymore or wake up early. So sleep!

 

2 Finding out no one who said they would, will be keeping in touch.

 

3 Figuring out that the place you gave 40+ years of your life to just wants you dead.

 

4 The only way to fight back is stay alive and drain the place.

 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:17 PM

 

Good Evening from overcast 44°F Southern Ohio,

 

After the last of Sunday services my bride’s family came to our place for dinner.  Mary smoked a ham and had made corned beef, both were excellent.  Everybody was gone by 6 pm.  Watched the NCAA women’s game; what a final shot!!!

 

I think the flu bug is on the way out, good because I’m on night shift this month (bleh), so I slept in till 8 am, took care of critters and burned some more brush.  The bucks who frequent our yard have shed their antlers, so I’ll go over to their bedding area and see if I can find some sheds over the next few days.

 

Buckeye – Enjoy your mornings!!!!

 

Kev – I saw that price for the mulch at RK; I’m going to head that way Friday after work.  I may look at a different handgun for CC while I’m there.  So many options!

 

I think one of the reasons the insurance is so high so we won’t take care of ourselves and die off before we drain it!

 

Well better check on the guys,

 

Good night and may God bless

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:37 PM

Good evening all,

Normally the first of the month I am busier than the proverbial physically challenged interior decorator, but today the crickets were chirping.  Tuesdays are busy and the weather will be warmer and wetter.  Wife took van to shop today to have them generate a quote.  Verdict is still out on whether to keep it or not.  Still up in the air.  Hmmm.... Indiana may not do well with men's college basketball, but Notre Dame won the NCAA and IU the NIT on the ladies' side so there is that to consider (and the Chief cannot make any un American sport comment about that.....).  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by dbaker48 on Monday, April 02, 2018 10:27 PM

Good Evening,

Everything is OK here, been spending a LOT of time assisting the situation with in-laws.

Kays mom is 86, and last year fell broke her pelvis, which was really tough on her.  She was helping FIL after a fall, and she ended up falling.  Both ended up in the hospital, 2 different ones.  Move the clock ahead a year, and currently she hardly gets around with a rollater.  Kay had to go and help her up last Wed at 3 am, when she fell.

Kays dad is 91, and is constantly falling.  Currently he is in the hospital been there since Sat night.  We were there with him until 1 am Easter.  They have suspicion he may have had a stroke 2 weeks ago.  His left side is really impared.  Waiting to see what develops, he may not make it.  

Overall this situation has been going on for awhile, they BOTH insist on staying at home.  We have brought in aides for them, they last maybe 2 or 3 days, then are fired.  Its really tough when you have to fight with both of them.  I really got on their case this past weekend that we can't keep going like this, its bad for everyone.  Let alone being extremely dangerous for them.  No way could they get out of the house in case of emergency, or when either falls the other doesn't have much chance of getting to a phone.  I THINK something will get resolved this week.  The VA wants him to have some Phy Therapy, and if necessary have him live in patient quarters on campus.  That would be a blessing.  The VA is sending a social worker coming out to the house tomorrow for a "accessibility and safety" determination.  When they see her condition we may get some help.  We are going to see what AARP says, they may have a suggestion or two.  The bad part is no matter how much we try we can't get past the issue of them being alone.  Damn they are stubborn.  Kay has been running all day between the VA hosp and their home, she is too frail to go to the hospital to see him.

On the bright side!  Chris came home on Good Friday, he and I went to the San Gabriel mtns, for off roading.  (Near Ray's place.)  Kay had a good day as well her friend had taken her to a "Tea" for birthday celebration.  Then things fell apart on Saturday.

Chief, you did get me on the target tax!  However it didn't seem totally unreasonable given mind set of the polliticans here.

Buckeye, Looking forward to your visit!  Got some ideas for a Harbor area tour, layout viewing, lunch, and who knows what else.  Some of the guys that have visited here enjoyed seeing the "Emergency 51" firestation.  (2 newphew firefighters have worked out of that station, its located at the harbor area.)  I'm sure time will be the issue. 

Didn't mean to whine, just difficult times, and I'm sure it will all work out, just trying to support Kay every way I can.  I don't know where she finds all the stamina and strength.

Take care all and God Bless!

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, April 02, 2018 10:59 PM

Good Eveving All !

Lets's face it boys, here in Commufornia they will find every means possible to to make it extremely difficult to remain here. Middle class is becoming an endangered species here.

Had a crazy week last week. Went in to see my primary care provider, yearly physical. After the nurse almost fainted when she took my blood pressure, three times, thr Dr gave me a pretty thorough exam and asked the BetterHalf and I to stay in the exam room for awhile. She initiated a conference call with my oncologist and cardiologist, the only one left out was my nephrologist. The result was three of my meds have been temporarily discontinued and my cardiologist called with an appointment for tomorrow. I guess passing out a few times with a 71/42 BP got their attention. I was so conditioned to really low BP that it really didn't seem that bad. We'll see what this does.

Easter was great, didn't have near as many as normal but in some ways that was better. A little less hectic.

Gotta run, night all.  

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:20 AM

Mornin' boys.  Raining and 43 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  My complaints would look petty and small, compared to DougNotta's health concern, and Don Baker's parent dilema.  Best regards to both of yuz guyz moving forward.

Still chipping away at the styrofoam scenery.  Broke out the Premier SD40-2, and tried running it through the canyon.  As it snaked it's way along, the big diesel became the bull in the china shop.  Spent a half day carving new clearances with the hot wire thingiemabob.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 9:01 AM

Morning.  48 degrees and foggy.  Suppose to burn off and go to 76.  We'll see.  Guessers keep guessing.

Just like a great friend.  Send us his cold weather.  always wanting to share.

Don and Kaye are great to her parents.  A lot of time spent taking care of them.

Dougsnotagrump.  Prayers.

Fifey, go teachers, go.  About time government employees not treated as second class citizens.  Especially teachers. 

Later.

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Posted by lion88roar on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 9:12 AM

Mornin' Fellas

Well I can now post about it! TheQ was promoted to VP. Smile She has been busting her rump to earn it and she has finally been recognized.

Don - When I lived in Pittsburgh there was a community run by The Lutheran Church of America where you could buy a house and live in it, and as you aged they would send in nurses and caretakers to make sure you were OK, and if necessary they also had an appartment building where you were cared for 24/7. Spent many days there in Youth Group cleaning and tending to yards, doing basic home repairs, singing carols at Christmas, and many times just sitting a talking with the residents. Not sure if there is anything like that near where you live?

We are starting to get concerned about TheQ's Dad. He is in his 80s now. He still drives and gets around, but we know the day is rapidly approaching where that won't be the case. With TheQ's promotion we are really trying to pay down the house in Pittsburgh so we can hopefully sell it this year, then we can start looking for land and a builder so we can get started on the new house. He has agreed to come live with us once it is ready... but we'll probably sell his house and have him move in with us during construction (that is our plan, most likely not his plan).

Praying for Banks, DougNotta, and DonB.

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