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

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Posted by dougdagrump on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:43 PM

Good day all !

Finally got the results from last Friday's CT. The tumor has grown but only a few mm in size. So I guess even a dark cloud can have a silver lining sometimes. Will be doing another CT in mid August and make evaluations at that time with regard to curent treatment or possible alternatives.

Got a bunch of stuff packed and staged for Friday's trip to the museum, tomorrow will be a very busy day so I figured get it done today instead of waiting til the last minute. The BetterHalf is hosting a luncheon tomorrow so guess who gets to be the cook. Will be up early to prep and start cooking about 10:30 for the buffet to be ready about noon.

Have you guys seen the "Spirit of the UP" ? That is one sweet looking loco, wish I had more room in my train budget. 

Later all.

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Posted by The Gnome on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:59 PM

Doug, congrats on the slow growth of the tumor.  Onward and upward!

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:22 PM

ChiefEagles

Gnome, being in political world I have found that someone will find something wrong with what you say.  Mainly because they are idiots and are always a problem.  Ignore them and keep on going.  My 2 cents worth.

Yes, I agree and the media can butcher a technical subject completely. 

Today was a full day with continuing education for my surveying license in Ohio. The best part is where the speakers discuss property deeds and descriptions overlapping and the owners are 8 generations removed.  When the judge lowers the gavel, then you know who owns the property. I'm requred to have 30 continuing education hours every two years and the state will audit you, too. I have been audited by West Virginia twice and Indiana and Ohio once.  

 

I was in Indiana on Monday and Tuesday taking care of my mom's business affairs.  The CSX double tracks were very busy.  Empty tank cars were being transported back to the west on long trains.  The NS tracks in the northern part of the county were also very busy. Years ago, the NYC, B&O and Wabash all crossed my home county.  The NYC became PennCentral, Conrail and then NS. The B&O became the Chessie and now CSX. The Wabash became the N&W and then the NS. It was a great sight to see the trains hit the big diamonds.  

While I was in my mom's lawyer's office I was able to see a huge selecion of Auburn Trains.  They were just as nice as any Lionel.  The coupler was the give away.  They are smaller and more prototypical. 

 

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:43 PM

Hello there,

 

Had a long post going the other night and fell asleep and lost it.

Thanks for all the prayers. Daughter's surgery went well. Will get the full pathology report and recommended treatment next Wednesday.

Gnome .....post what you want to as long as it isn't offensive and consider the source before letting any barbs get to you. Also.......RT was right. Not my layout.

Rob......how's the Mrs?????

 

Repaired the burned up wiring on the Gravely and cut the grass. The wiring wasn't the best anyhow. We bought that one with a blown B&S engine and replaced it with a rebuilt Kohler from a tractor that we junked. Of course the wiring didn't match and I didn't take time to make it neat so it rubbed through. I made it worse by bypassing the fuse. Had to replace a couple of roasted wires. Haste makes waste, I was in a hurry both times.

Got enough garden worked on Saturday to get the plants in. Rain Sunday, Tuesday and tonight is going to have to dry up some before that can happen. Mrs did plant some flowers in her planters

Mrs and I have been walking to Mass each morning weather permitting and no appointments to interfere. Hoping to get a few pounds off.

My eyes are getting heavy, best finish before I lose it again.

 

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:02 PM

Good evening all,

Work was quiet and weather warm for walk.  Stormy weather cancelled soccer match and other things messed the evening up.  World Cup starts tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:11 AM

The Gnome

This morning I already offended someone.  Not a good start to the day.

In the MR forum, i said HO structures were too tiny for me to scratch build with my fumble fingers.  The word Tiny is offensive to some folks.

Communication is too difficult.  Maybe i should give it up. 

Some people are to sensitive. If they can't handle someone thinking something is to tiny for them, then you don't need to listen to there crying. Compare to O HO is tiny, Compare to G, O is tiny, and n scale is super tiny. I like them all but for me I agree ho is to tiny and I won't even get into n unless I have a king size magnafier glass lol. no to watch it's okay but to work with sorry, to work on Forget about it. 

I can work on O but nothing smaller. Maybe S but never have tried as don't own, and not in the market for at this time. 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:13 AM

Morning all. Another day andother pain lol

Hope all have a good day

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Posted by The Gnome on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:16 AM

Hey, hey!  Lots of good news.  After spending a full day at the opthalmology clinic, this is what we learned.

They got some great pictures of these weird things growing in my right eye. They called them Traction whatevers. They could have been caused  by some dodo not wearing his eye protection gear or maybe sticking his gluey fingers in his eye.

They are not cancer.

To prevent more blurry spots and retinal tearing, they will do laser surgery on Wednesday.

And best of all, they said I can wear an eye patch after the surgery, if I want to.  And i definitely want the eye patch.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:43 AM

Morning gang!

Hot and muggy today!

Rob - Angel that the wife's surgery went well!

Gnome - and it is not even pirate day!  Pirate  avast ye hardies! ARRRRRGH!

Dougsnotta - great news! 

Banks - good news on your daughter! Angel 

And you West Coasters - ya gonna vote in Nov to split CA into 3 states?

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:59 AM

Morning.  92 and humid.  Lots of errands to do.  Lumber and vinyl rails are her for Wifey's deck.  Construction tomorrow and I'm leaving for the farms early.  her project.

Buckeye, hurry and get your license.  I got a small area I need surveyed.  Buying from cousins.  Sure you will do for free. 

Have a good one.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:12 AM

Calif splitting into 3 states is a total wase of money. It 1st has to pass, then the state legisorators have to pass it, then it will die for sure, when the federal votes to allow 2 more states.the Republicans wont allow 4 more liberal senators.

I made a post on city-data in retirement about a guy I knew who died sudenly and he had clogged artaries. I never realsed how close I was before I got a stent a year ago.Scary. Story after story of don't ignore heart trouble symptoms.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:02 PM

Greeting from a beautiful day in Buckeyeland where gentle breezes join the leaves for the dance.. Paradise

This morning I had my first iron transfusion. I asked for the kryptonite special. I am starting to leap tall building this afternoon.  I was asked to intial my medical wristband today.  That was a new one.

I had an engineering society's past president's breakfast this morning and was able to see many friends.  However, I had to drive the interstate at rush hour and that was just like before retirement.  In fact, it was somewhat déjà vu today with a fatality on the outer belt. Always sad, but most of the time the cause is speed and weave.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:03 PM

Your getting it Buckeye!

Been at the auction site all morning doing some research for Mark on Bush cutters. I don't like the ones he liked but I don't care what he decides. I just delivered the info and gave some suggestion.. Started up the log splitter yesterday and it was smoking like hell so I checked and the oil smelled like gas. So I drained it out and bought a in line fuel shut off for it and will change the oil and see if that takes care of the issue. It did!
Made a deal today to buy a Miller Bobcat 225 welder Generator from a neighbor down the road for $1,000 It does stick, tig, mig and has a 70 amp generator with a roll cart. There is 103 hours on it and it looks bran new. Could not pass it up. now to figure out where to get the money?
It is stand alone gas not PTO. I think it has a Onan in it. It has the stick cables and I know he did some tig for me but I did not see that stuff next to it. I want it for the elect start back up gen set but I am sure Norm will give me what ever he has with it.. It is rated at I want to say 8,000 watts, has auto idle and from what I see are going for close to 4K new. At the auction they pull $1,800 with 1,000 hours and no cart or attachments all day.
Otherwise a nice day outside to do things.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:11 PM

Good Evening,

Just had a post that was 95% completed, that all of a sudden disappeared!  Angry

So here's a summary, best I can remember.

- Recommended a series on "SCI" chanel, "Impossible Engineering" Extreme Railroads

- No big changes here, Kay working full time + with in-law issues.

- Getting fitted for hearing aids tomorrow, largely due to tinninitis

- Cal breaking up to 3 parts?  Ridiculous!!  Will NEVER get through congress.

- Commented on past 4 days of posts.  Great news from Doug, Banks, and hope Robs wife doing well after surgery.  Chief expanding property?  Should be cutting back.

- Looks like Buckeye is recovering well from his grits ingestion.   The only better than the iron transfusion, would be some Malt-O-Meal.

- Kev, you did good!  Congrats on the welder.

Sorry not more detail, lost at least a hour & half.  CHECK OUT THE EXTREME RAILROADS SERIES ITS REALLY GOOD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, June 15, 2018 12:05 AM

Good evening all,

Quiet day today.  Good weather for walk.  Staying home tomorrow to watch World Cup.  Went to see Solo tonight.  Was kind of disappointed.  Based on title name, thought it was a documentary on Hope Solo.  Boy was I ever surprised!!! (JK).  Actually a pretty good flick.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, June 15, 2018 6:02 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 60 in the Potomac Highlands.  

Middle Princess and future hubby settled on their pretty Colonial yesterday.  So after the train, I grabbed the power washer and cleaned off their rear deck and siding, while Wifey shampood the carpets inside.  At dusk, a small herd of deer stopped by to check out the new neighbors.

Caught Strange Inheritence: Million Dollar Train Set.  'Twas pretty good.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, June 15, 2018 7:11 AM

Happy Friday, gents!!

Got my new front tires last night and put the bigs and littles on, and in the garage, they look pretty good.  A little rake to the car.  Tonight will clean the wheels and tires and treat them and the top, need to rinse off and chamois then spray wax.  So excited for tthe Hot Wheels show......Teterboro by 0630 tomorrow morning.  Thankfully, a light interior detail will be needed, since I had already cleaned that.  The roadrunner will be ready to impress those guys.....

Prayers and intentions for those sick and in need.  

Hope to check back later.

Upper 80s today and tomorrow, breezy and sunny right now and through to Sunday in the 90s.

Happy Father's Day to youse Dads, if I'm not back.......

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Posted by robmcc on Friday, June 15, 2018 8:27 AM

Morning all!

Just on my coffee break here at the convalescent center (aka home!). The Mrs.'s surgery went well. She was released yesterday. Pretty quick turn around. They don't want you there any longer than the bare minimum of time these days. Thanks for all of the prayers and best wishes.

Fife - So you AREN'T supposed to wash everything together? Oh boy..... Big Smile

Don - I think you did a good recap. I'm actually starting to use a note pad if I miss a few days!!

Gnome - I'm so sick of how we have become an "offended" society. Lord forbid someone has a different opinion! Glad the eye scare wasn't cancer.

Banks - Good update on your daughter.

Kev - Nice deal on the welder. I keep toying with the idea of getting one.

DougDG - Good news.

Rich - Have fun at the car show!

I guess that's it for now. I'm sure the "call bell" will be ringing shortly......

Have a good one and prayers.

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Posted by The Gnome on Friday, June 15, 2018 2:21 PM

My Mogul arrrived.  It is much heavier than my little Porter, so i had to take my suspended track back down to the flat.  

A Toy layout is perfectly flexible.  No structures are permanent.  Anything can be moved.  Its great for me, because i like to make changes.  Besides, my digits are all thumbs so i could not be a craftsman even if i wanted to.

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Posted by Banks on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:07 PM

Hello there,   
                      
 Early visit to gastro doc for annual every thing is fine. See you in a year .  We had a pretty good storm Wednesday evening, even a brief tornado watch  

Kev.....good deal on the welder. We had a couple of them at work. In fact I have one in the shed for several years. It was  deemed not worth repairing. It ran when I put it there and would make power with a tap on the brush holder. So it needs brushes in the exciter and a new muffler. They have enough power to keep your lights on, the furnace, pump and a burner on the stove.

Grandson's team ended the season at 6 and 10. Play offs start next week. All the teams play a single elimination tournament. Last year his team was the champion. Not sure how this year will go. The teams are totally different. The coaches each draft their team each spring so all the good players get divided up.

The garden is still to wet, hoped to but the plants  in today.  Maybe tomorrow.          
                                   
Rob......glad the Mrs is doing well. Are you wearing scrubs to do you nursing duties?????      

Finally a couple days in a row without rain. Cutting hay started. I spent a couple of hours yesterday and today crimping and tedding hay. Since we're in a hurry with little help son is going to round bale the 1st cutting.       

   Daughter isn't saying much but she's not herself. Hopefully that will improve after the doc appointment Wednesday.

Mrs found on Facebook  today  that a friend of ours being treated for lung cancer has been declared cancer free.

SIL called a bit ago. Grandson has decided to go racing tomorrow. I'm hoping he doesn't feel pushed into it. I'll try to get him alone tomorrow and find out.

Best try to sleep.

 

Prayers for those in need.


                                                              

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:29 PM

Good evening all,

Interesting day.  Good news.  Got bicycles back and they look nice.  Bad news.  Truck started acting up on way home.   I think the parking brake is stuck???  Not sure.  Good news.  Got yard mowed.  Watched 2 World Cup matches today.  Iran upset Morocco on a late own goal in stoppage time.  Spain and Portugal played to a wild 3-3 tie.  I think this was the first time I had a chance to watch Ronaldo in action.   WOW!  I see why people think he is one of the best in the world.  Potential to watch 4 matches tomorrow if Telemundo cooperates.  The one I am looking forward to is Iceland vs. Argentina.  Weather is hot.  Will be doing a 5k early in Indy tomorrow and may go to Mr. Muffins Trains.  Just depends.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:45 PM

Evening all!

Pretty hot and muggy today. So what else is new?

Spent all day on restringing the boat lift cables. Think I have a handle on what caused them to fail and implemented changes (which is why it took all day). Need to just check/retorque all the cable clips tomorrow morning. And then on to prepping the boat to get it into the water this weekend.  

Mike C - enjoy the games. We have a friend that went to Russia for the first games. Cup may come to Dallas for the NA tour announced for 2022?

Banks - prayers for your daughter's recovery Angel

Rob - great news the Ms is home!

Anj - have a fun weekend at the car shows! 

Gnome - you are absolutely correct re toy train layouts!

Fife -congrats on the kids new house!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:42 AM

Wake up! it's Fathers Day weekend!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:53 AM

Morning.  Heating up here.  Next week forecasted a scorcher.  Means watering flowers.

Spent yesterday at farms spraying shooting lanes.  Hope that is done for a year.  Two more to spray.  Easier as tank on four wheeler.  I just walk with hose and wand.

Farmer contracted spraying cotton with herbicide.  Yes, idiot sprayed food plots.  Farmer furnishing new soybeans and sunflower seeds.  I have to disk and replant.

Fifey, seems you have a new house to add to your list of doing things. Wink  That is good they got a good start.

Have a good weekend.

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:55 AM

I'm awake.

A thunder shower passed through this morning, more expected later. 90 today, 95 tomorrow. Last club meet of the season today. Outdoors with burnt offerings from the grill. If it rains we have a 3 car garage to set up in, it would just be shorter loops.

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:54 AM

Good morning from a steaming North Bluff! HOT is the word here WOW.   82 when I got up with a Dew point of 71, Brutal,,, heading to mid 90s. You can have it Roy. Most of the day will be a waste due to heat.

Running the sprinkler before it gets to hot to help my new seed in the yard in front of the house.

Checked out what everything I was watching at the auction sold for. Glad I did not bid.

A 2005 Ranger 2x4 went for $3,500 with 119K on it? Nuts. Don't even ask what the Kabota UTVs got, your better off getting a new one.

A Miller welder like the one I got but with no cables or other accessories sold for $950.00 with 2,018 hours on it. Mine has 103 hours and the accessories. Laugh Don't know what model you had Banks but 70 amps will do more than the fridge and stove. I do that, TV and the furnace heat with my 20 amp Coleman 5000 watt gen set. And that is not rated at 100% duty like the Miller is. My first house only had a 60 AMP service. Smile, Wink & Grin

My friend Mark did score a grapple and bush hog for the front of his 963 Bobcat.

Chief, Did you forget to tell that guy you had feed plots?? Huh?

 Best get something done before it gets any hotter. 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:05 PM

Good evening all,

Warm today.  Did the 5K in 45:47.  Came home.  Rested.  Went to Mass and then to Celtic fiddler concert at nearby library.   Nice show.  Norwegian soccer friend and her wife had a baby boy on June 8th!  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by robmcc on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:10 AM

Morning All!

Happy Father's Day!!

Already pushing 80, supposed to break 100 with the humidity..... Ugh.

Not much on the go today. Having the folks over for a BBQ this afternoon. Lucky me gets to do the grill work. Sad A rotary gondola and center beam flatcar I ordered arrived. It's nice to buy your own gifts!!

The Mrs. is coming along, slow but sure.

Banks - Funny you mentioned the scrubs. We were going to try and stage a picture with "nurse" Rob!! Big Smile

MikeC - How about Team Iceland!!!

Roy - Fingers crossed with the boat cables.

Have a good one and prayers.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:40 AM

As many of you already know, my Mom passed away yesterday at age 97. Broken Heart Years ago she gave me my first Lionel Train for Christmas.  It was from the Western Auto Store. It is still running perfectly. Rest in peace Mom. Angel (Incidently, her father and my grandfather gave me my first train, a Marx.  Still runs.)

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:47 AM

Morning folks!

Happy Fathers Day!

Kev, Rob, Chief - I would like to say the heat keeps the rif-raf out - but as the Chief also knows, it don't...

Got the cabling completed on the boat lift and the improvements implemented. So far looks good. Working on getting the boat ready to go in the water.

Rob - good to hear your wife is recovering well!

Buckeye - condolences on your mother's passing Angel

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