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

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:10 PM

Good evening all,

Did nothing.  Went to Mass.  Foyt team starts 11th and 14th for Long Beach.  Better than I expected.  Maybe another top 10 tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:15 PM

Hello there.

Wow!!!...where is everyone???? No one since Fife this morning.

I think spring is here. The oak tree finally lost all it's leaves and the Barn Swallows came back yesterday.

Spent most of the day fixing things and hauling s**t. It was still 80 degrees on the patio at 8PM when I came in. Yesterday I got the Tahoe ready to tow the camper to York. Weather permitting I'll move the camper to the driveway and bath it on Monday.

Ready for bed.

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:43 AM

Cloudy and showers earlier.  72 degrees and some pops of sun.  Been a busy last few days.  Mayor stuff and yard work.  Busy week ahead.

Hope all going to York have a safe trip there and back.  Banks, safe towing.

Have a good one.

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Posted by emdmike on Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:07 AM

Windy and turning colder here, gonna be a good day to work on the layout here in central Indiana.   Enjoying a mug of hot coffee and watching the morning news programs right now.     Mike the Aspie

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:07 PM

Afternoon all!

Sunny, cold N breeze, and only 45 at noon. Maybe 60 today.

Not sure they will get the NASCAR Bristol race in today.

Vacuumed the house this morning. I stick to a strict regimen. Every 6 months whether it needs it or not!

Fifer - Happy Bday to Ms. Kelly!

Kids coming for dinner tonight. Steaks!

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:43 PM

Hello there,

Mike welcome to the Pot!

80 degrees at 8 PM last evening 47 at 630 this morning.

Son started plowing today.

Roy. ...don't let Mrs find out how often you vacuum, she'll want me to do the same.

Best move on.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:21 PM

Good evening all,

Welcome, Mike.  Good to see another Hoosier here.  For once a good day sports wise.  Pacers upset LeBron, Indy 11 won, TK got another top 10 for AJ, and watched an entertaining EPL match that clinched the title for Man City.  In between everything else, bought a new dishwasher.  Weather turning colder.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:47 PM

Howdy all!

Well the tailgate was a blazing success! As I mentioned earlier we were melding our tailgate with the ScarletNation.com message board tailgate. Originally we were gonna set up next to them, but we ended up doing it altogether. I was a little concerned with people I didn't know outside of a board handle invading our tailgate, but it worked itself out great. We had enough food, we had more than enough alcohol, we had a great <bleepin'> time! 

Bringing the 2 chafing dishes turned out to be a smart move: now I just have to figure out how to fit them better in my car going forward. And using disposable pans in them is huge, no cleanup required.

Here's a shot of me with the principle writer for the Scarlet Nation site Bobby (on the left) and Al, known as rutgersal, who's a huge homer for RU.



Grilling tonight right now, it's cold and raining outside. What the hell happened to Spring?

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by SPMan on Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:02 PM

Good evening all, Just checking in after a week on the East Coast.  We went to outside Jacksonville, N.C. and saw my dying sister.  Unfortunately, she was not consious so I don't know if she knew we were there or not.  We stayed for a day or so then headed North to see my brother in Va. who is also in stage 4 cancer.  My sister passed away last night early this morning.  We got home last night.  My brother came home from rehab last Wednesday but they will need a hospital bed and wheel chair.  Some friends built a ramp for him while we were there.  His cancer is very aggresive and the prognosis is not good.  Don't know how much good we did but he was glad to see us.  One of my boys went with me and did all the driving.  We had GPS on the car and needed it.  I would have been lost without it.  When we drove to North Carolina we followed the route of the old Atlantic Coast Line Norfolk branch from Rocky Mount to Portsmouth, VA.  Part of it has been removed but we found that parts of it are still in service and operated by the North Carolina and Virginia Railroad.  We stopped at Ahoskie, N.C. and took some pictures of the depot and some engines there.  The town saved the train order semaphore signals and had a plaque at the base.  We saw a couple of train stations in Suffolk, Va too, one of which is a museum now.  I am really glad to be back home.  I feel like I will never leave again.  I just can't do well in the airports.  I got a wheel chair between gates in Charlotte and glad I did.  We went from one end of the place to the other. Hope you are all well. 

Ray

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:17 PM

Ray sorry to hear about your sister. At least you got to see her one last time, Remember the good times you all had. Prayers for your brother. Glad some kicked in to build him a ramp. My church got a guy to help me build one for my wife. We are blessed with people like that. Glad you got home safe and sound. 

I don't care to fly anymore with what I have heard it takes to get a flight. 

No train news today. Hope all had a good weekend. Talk ot you all later 

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Posted by Banks on Monday, April 16, 2018 4:32 AM

Ray.....condolences. Prayers for you and your yours.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, April 16, 2018 6:12 AM

Mornin' all!

We are getting deluged right now, and it's gonna get worse:



Gotta walk Corey out to the bus stop.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by fifedog on Monday, April 16, 2018 6:28 AM

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.  Especially when the Mr. Coffee goes on the fritz...  Oh well.  

Wifey enjoyed her ride along the Alleghanies Saturday.  Drove from home to Oakland, around Deep Creek, and headed north to Meyersdale, where we met up with a CSX coal train, and let it chase us to Sand Patch. 

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Posted by KRM on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:22 AM

27 degrees and a fresh coat of snow covering everything. WTH? And still snowing.Bang Head

I will take your rain DJ.

Sorry about your sister Ray, Glad you made the trip. Angel

 

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Posted by SPMan on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:32 AM

Thank you all for the condolences.  I'm glad to be back home.

Ray

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:47 AM

Sorry Ray.  Glad you did get to see some "rails".

63 degrees and sunny.

Busy day. 

Have a good one.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:48 AM

Ray,

So sorry to hear about your sister.  Sincerest condolonces.  You have to be so happy you made the trip to have been able to see both of them is so fantastic!

God Bless !

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, April 16, 2018 11:07 AM

Mornin All !

Ray, Prayers for the family. I'd be willing to bet that she knew you were there. She held out just long enough for you to get there.

Not much happening here, just the regular routine of one doctor or another or visiting the vampires to leave a deposit. However after my primary care provider had my other doc's on a conference call several of my meds were stopped or the dosage changed. As a result my BP has come up to a better level upper 90's over 60's. But the "ejection fraction" is now at 27%, hopefully it will come up some over the next few months.

Might try to make it to the museum sometime this week. My BetterHalf said she would go with me and spend the day or as long as I can handle the time there before running out of gas.

Gotta get a move on, almost time to visit the dentist this morning.

Later all !

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, April 16, 2018 5:45 PM

Evening all!

Nice. It hit 83 today! 

Ray - I am glad your trip went well. So sorry about your sister's passing but she is in a better place. Prayers for your brother and your family.

Dougnotta - glad you checked in and are still kickin'!

Leave for York early early Wed. Looks like Bob Keller will be there! Yeah

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, April 16, 2018 11:23 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work.  Cold weather for walk.  Watched Izombie.  Off Tuesday for some medical stuff.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by lion88roar on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:44 AM

Early mornin fellas

For some reason I can't get to falling asleep, so figured I would come down to the office and do some work... didn't work! Sad

Ray - Condolenses on your sister's passing. Angel

Made an inpromptu trip to Pittsburgh last Friday to do some repairs on the rental. Turns out repairs are only temporary as a new front porch is in order as is a new roof for the back porch. I'm hoping this doesn't break the bank as I am very close to selling the property this year... really need to unload it. It has cost me a ton over the past 10 years, money I could have sorely used for much more prosperous ventures.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:15 AM

 

Good Morning from 34°F Southern Ohio,

 

Still on nightshift but the month is half over.  The transition from being on the same schedule as the rest of the world then flipping back and forth to nights gets your internal clock all messed up.  I did sleep in this morning till 9 am then took about an hour nap before coming into work.

 

We had several periods of hard snow, but not much of it stuck as the ground is getting pretty warm.  It was 86°F on Saturday and 30°F and snowing today (Monday).  I started waxing the truck Sunday and was going to work on it today but it was too cold for the wax. 

 

I stopped by a friend’s house to get an American Flyer set from 1938(?) running for his brother.  It is an O gauge three rail.  The passenger cars 678 & 502 Pullman and 341 Baggage Express cars are nice and just need to replace the light bulbs and a little oiling.  The 570 steamer has been partially repainted, and the zinc rot has the pilot wheels looking pretty rough.  I’m not going to restore the shell, just the old girl running. 

 

I’m thinking I may get one of those landscape murals you apply to the wall like wallpaper for the train room.  Have any of you experienced use of them?

 

Ray – May God have mercy on the soul of your sister.

 

Banks – don’t forget to check the camper tires and wheel bearings!

 

May God bless

 

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:57 AM

Hello there,

was gonna post last evening but got interrupted by the need to get ready to receive 2 feeders.  Son got a 400 lb heifer and a 500lb bull at the sale barn. Both appear to be pure Herford.

York prep  continues. Leaving early Thursday morning.

Phish. ....it's sporting 5 new tires and checked the bearings when I put them on last fall

Roy.....I'll call or text when I get there.

Got an ENT doc appointment with mom later.

Also got to go to the hill. The service pole there blew over sometime this winter. Gotta remove the service as there will be a new pole installed on Friday.

Best move on

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:28 AM

Good Morning!

Ray - Condolences on your sister, but I'm glad you made the trip ok.  

DougNotta - Prayers for your health and hope you can make the trip to the museum!!

I'm baby sitting a Cockatiel for a friend, he is very cool and when I'm home, spends time on my shoulder.  When he wants to come out of his cage, he becomes very animated, running around and hanging upside down....what a trip...lol!

After the heavy rain yesterday, now up to 50 here the next 5 days, there is no spring.....and what about this Global Warming?  HAH!

Last Sunday was at the fire academy, got some live fire and nozzle/mask time.  They thought they could screw with the old guy, got in the door, did a ceiling sweep with the nozzle and proceded to extinguish the fire....and they lit it up again, same procedure, and lit it up 2 more times....finally it was out.  No, I know what I'm doing...lol

Just meetings and such the past 2 weeks, softball tryouts tomorrow.

My Devils are BACK in it, down 2 games to 1 after a BIG win at home, next game tomorrow night.

Yankees win 12-1 against Don Mattingly's Marlins (Chief)

Off to work, check back soon!

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:56 AM

Good morning,

Another cold one on The North Bluff at 29 degrees but at least there is sun. They said even though it is only mid April it is the coldest one in 92 years. I believe it.

Yesterday's snow has melted. I would light a fire here but the yard is a swamp between here and the wood shed so screw it.

 Wife and I dropped off her car at the dealer yesterday for the timing chain replacement and I told Arron my Tech friend to do the belts and water pump as long as he is going to have it all apart anyway. This will be better than 2K but the car is in great shape otherwise so kinda got to do it.

Not much else. 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:31 AM

Buys day again today.  Was chilly out this AM.  Warming fast with a breeze.

Have a good one.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:58 AM

G'day All !

To all youu Yorkies making the pilgrimage to "Train Nerd Mecca" I need you guys to check something out. If you look at Trainworld's pre-order list or MTH's shipping schedule they list "Weaver Trucks by MTH", 20-89022 and 89023, as 3rail weaver trucks. Pre-order pricing is the same for both so it appears to be a bit vague. If any of you check out the MTH booth can you try to get some clarification, I am in need of some Weaver trucks but don't want to pre-order when it isn't clear as to which will be the right part number. Thanks.

Phish, Check out "Backdrop Warehouse", that's what we used at the museum. The last time I looked they had quite a large selection of different types of scenery.

Later all, time for my scrapple & eggs . Dinner

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:26 PM

Howdy all!

Looks like that heavy rain yesterday washed out some of the grass seed I put down 2 Sundays ago. Damnit! Fortunately not every place, but definitely some sections look washed out. Guess I need to lay pick up another bale of peat and lay down some more seed.

Cool today with no sun, not complaining, looks like it's gonna warm up through the week to more seasonal temperatures.

Have a good one!

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Posted by robmcc on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:53 PM

Evening All!

It's been a few days so I thought I'd pop in. Snow flurries here....... Grr. No wonder everyone is getting sick. We go from shorts and sandals to parkas in 24 hours!

Ray - My condolences to you for your loss. Like others have said, I'm sure she knew you were there.

Spank - I'm in the same boat with the fertilizer. I have NO IDEA when to put it down this year! Glad the tailgate went well. I'm already itching for September!

Rich - Yes, your Devils looked good last night. My Leafs finally woke up too. Still a tough go against the Bruins.

I hope the York gang has a good time. One of these days!!

Have a good one and prayers.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:07 PM

Evening all!

Sunny, breezy, 80's. Cools a bit for tomorrow.

Have to be at the airport for the York trip around 3:30 am - ugh....

Dougnotta - so I googled "Weaver Trucks by MTH 20-89022 "and both the Trainworld and MTH "recently released" sites topped the list. Both sites showed the exact same PNs. I will try and see if anything else comes out at York.

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