April Coffee Pot, 15 years [April 1] and still going. Oatmeal for all those above the Mason-Dixon, grits for those below. Locked

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April Coffee Pot, 15 years [April 1] and still going. Oatmeal for all those above the Mason-Dixon, grits for those below.
Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, April 01, 2019 7:45 AM

Good morning.  Happy birthday Coffee Pot.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, April 01, 2019 8:09 AM

Cake 15! Light-em up.

Day 2 of low-carb diet.  I wanna look good when the 1309 rolls into the station, this summer.

How 'bout dem O's, Hon? 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, April 01, 2019 8:47 AM

Good Morning!!! April!

15 years - whoa!?

Partial sun, 50's again today - but headed back to 70's by Wed!

Been watching this season of The Orville. Good show and the missus also enjoys it. Will have to catch up on season 2. Also watched The Highwaymen on Netflix. About the 2 Texas Rangers that tracked down Bonnie and Clyde. Really enjoyed that.

 

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Posted by sir james I on Monday, April 01, 2019 8:47 AM

Wow Da Cheif stayed awake. Sun and 40s today. 

Happy April Fools Day but be careful.

S.J.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, April 01, 2019 8:53 AM

WOW 15 years!  Happy B-Day to Da POT.

I am thinking that maybe when Mark said he would come over to help with the railings today it was his April Fools joke on me?  Surprise

Sunny but cold, only low 30s but heading to 50.

Spank, bummer on the car and garage door. The wife pulled one like that a few years ago and backed out of the garage into a tree that had been there ever since we built the place. Knocked 4K worth of damage off her car. Tree did fine. Laugh

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, April 01, 2019 8:54 AM

Roy, got to watch the Highwayman Saturday night.  Didn't realize it was there until interview on NBC morning show.

Good movie. 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, April 01, 2019 10:07 AM

Friday was a long day, didn't get home until 10ish.....

Saturday, got a small section done with grass and started putting some accessories on the the completed sections.  I'm really pleased with the results up to now.  
Spent Saturday night helping a friend move stuff around, her daughter is moving out with her BF (who's become a real a$$h0le), and Sunday, tossing out empty boxes and some light repairs around the house.

Got home a did a few more things to the layout.  So far so good.  Update 11 possible this weekend.  Trying to solve a problem with roads and curbing on the Christmas and Main Street part of the layout, once the Spooky Town part is completed.  

Brutus, hope Char is ok.


Off and running, already had computer issues...Did 22 scans Friday...up to 7 right now.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, April 01, 2019 10:44 AM

 

Good Morning from sunny 34°F Southern Ohio,

 

Busy weekend!  The new bishop of our diocese was installed Friday and it was a really grand affair.  Over the rest of the weekend between regular outside and inside work I worked on the layout.  I added 8” to the 12 leg of the ell, and reconfigured some of the accessories, and now have four of the accessories working from the control panel.

 

Oldest girl got her driver’s license Friday; a mixed blessing.  She can now help with transporting herself and her siblings, but an increase in coordinating car use.

 

Lunch break about over

 

May God bless you and your families

 

Jim

 

 

 

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Posted by lion88roar on Monday, April 01, 2019 11:14 AM

Just passing through. Still alive... lol

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Posted by jefelectric on Monday, April 01, 2019 1:31 PM

lion88roar

Just passing through. Still alive... lol

Likewise!

Anybody started a York discussion yet?

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, April 01, 2019 5:29 PM

jefelectric
lion88roar

Just passing through. Still alive... lol

Likewise!

Anybody started a York discussion yet?

John - not really. Many of the regular Yorkies here have commented over the past weeks that they are likely not attending.

I will be there as you know. For those going (I.e. Banks) We are planning a breakfast at the Cracker Barrel for Friday morning (as has been our habit the last couple Yorks due to the NY bus crowd hitting the RoC Diner Friday mornings in recent years.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, April 01, 2019 5:48 PM

Howdy all!

Working from home today. Waiting on the garage door guy to get here, couldn't come yesterday because of the rain.

Bad night of sleep, after I was in bed for an hour or two, the pain from that damn shoulder got brutal. Just bizarre, when I'm vertical I have little if any pain, but once I lay down and my body relaxes, just wow.

Got the Xmas trains packed away yesterday, need to pull up the track and move the boxes downstairs. Just took some shots of the boxes:



Garage door guy was here (started typing this around 1:30), so the door is straightened out and closed. He'll get prices for the 2 bottom panels.'

Have a good one!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, April 01, 2019 7:59 PM

John, I was taking several guys from here that wanted to go.  We all are not going now.  Actually a waste of money.  Except for seeing the gang, nothing to go for.  Lionel and Atlas not going.  Can buy internet just as cheap.  Probably why York is shrinking in numbers. 

Will miss the gang.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, April 01, 2019 10:02 PM

Good evening all,

Semi-quiet day at work.  Sunny but cold at noon.  Got Indiana taxes done tonight.  More pieces of paper than the fed forms.  Go figure.   Girls soccer team has new head coach.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Monday, April 01, 2019 10:11 PM

Wow! 15 years! Cake

I remember the Chief putting out the word that he thought I was not real because he could not find Rogers Corners on a map. 

Celebrating 15 years on the CTT Forum. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by dbaker48 on Monday, April 01, 2019 11:48 PM

lion88roar

Just passing through. Still alive... lol

 Me Too !

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 6:00 AM

Mornin' all!

Another night interrupted by pain, not as bad as the prior night. This is getting old fast.

I'll see if I can snap a shot of the straightened garage door. At least we can get it up and down, and it's sealed. I'll see if I can snap a shot before I leave this morning. No word yet from my mechanic about the availability of parts.

Didn't get the train boxes to the basement last night, just was worn out. I did start taking apart the boards, those will get put away this weekend.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:37 AM

jefelectric - Been missin' you around here.  Hope all is well.Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 9:16 AM

Morning folks!

Sunny and should hit 70 today! Yeah

Have a great day all!

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 10:58 AM

Overcast and 50s today.

A lot of names have past through this pot in 15 years. Remember the time a box car was sent from person to person, signed and sent on. 

S.J.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:15 AM

[rant]So I switched from Photobucket to imgur because Photobucket changed their terms of service abruptly on all their users. I've been using imgur for a couple of years now, and like so many online software companies, they're changing their site/software and just making it worse. I am trying to create an album to contain the damage pictures from Friday, but now their damn software won't let me combine pictures into one album. I've traded emails with their tech support since early this morning, and they're sending me pictures of what they see on their screen. Meanwhile, I've tried to do it on 3 different browsers, and what they're seeing doesn't show up for me the customer/user. Dear god, as a software engineer who builds online web software, how the hell do these people walk and chew gum at the same time? Class 101 in building software is you always test it from the customer's perspective. Just unbelievable.[/rant]

Okay, with that rant out of the way, here's the picture I took this morning of the hammered out garage door panels:

At least we're able to access the garage now.

Spank


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:19 AM

Buckeye Riveter

Wow! 15 years! Cake

I remember the Chief putting out the word that he thought I was not real because he could not find Rogers Corners on a map. 

 

Ah the Buckeye.  Does he ever tell the whole truth?  Think there is a picture of me standing under the Rogers Corner water tower with me handing Buckeye a bag of GRITS.

37 and COLD rain.  No snohio.  I hear the Weather Channel is passing false info.

Meetings this afternoon and evening till late.

Have a good one. 

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Posted by lion88roar on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 12:22 PM

Afternoon Fellas

I won't be at York in April... just too much going on. Dealing with 'stupid' stuff related to the Pittsburgh house, keeping the house in MD straight, and dealing with work. Hopefully will be able to make it in October... if they have it?

Disappointing that the big players in our hobby are chosing to ignore the people buying their products.

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 12:24 PM

Good afternoon from a cool but okay North Bluff. Calling for rain later so I had to get with it early.

Yesterday the deck was all but done, ran short on 2"x2"s for the last 5 pickets so I got those today and finish it up.

Phase # 5 Railings are done. Nothing left but to let it cure for about two months then some caulk and wood filling and it will be ready for stain. Big Smile

 

 

 

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Posted by SPMan on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 3:40 PM

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Posted by SPMan on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 3:43 PM

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Just passing through. Still alive... lol

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:35 PM

Hello there,

hard to believe the Pot is 15 years old.   I joined in January 08.  Miss all those who used to post. Especially the ones that have passed on. Those who remain don't post as much they once did. Lot's going on. Contractor started yesterday .  All three roofs and the back porch are off and felt is down to keep things dry. About 15% of the  house roof back on.

Before.  BEFORE

After

 

 

After

Best get to sleep

Prayers for those in need.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 9:38 PM

Good evening all,

Kevin, the deck looks nice.  Great job!  Busy day at work.  Not much going on at night.  Weather getting warmer.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by 8ntruck on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 10:33 PM

Just got back from our Michigan place late Monday night.  Up early again today to take my wife into K.C. for a follow up appointment with the pulmanary doctor.  The outpatient proceedure she had done a couple of months ago is doing what it was supposed to - all is good.  The rest of the week will be spent with a little time working on the layout at the museum and getting set up for the robotics meet that the local high school is hosting this weekend.

While we were up north, the lakefront house across the street went up for sale.  That property is two lakefront lots with a small house built on one of them.  I called the realator to see if they would split the lots and just sell us the empty one.  Nope.

We are afraid that the new owners would build a garage or tear down the current house and build a larger one and end up blocking the view of the lake we have from our back yard, so we put a good enough offer on it to get the sale.  We will own the view of the lake now.

Don't really need the house, but we now have the empty lot.  Figure we will use the new house while we do some rennovations on our current house, then sell it this fall or next spring. 

I've floated the idea of using that lakefront house as a train house with my wife.  Didn't seem to go over very well.

All for now.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:21 PM

Good Evening,

A VERY VERY belated HAPPY 60th to SJ and Pat. That is really huge!!

Glad to hear Char did well and on the way to recovery.

Our situation is about the same, FIL had pacemaker and defibrillator removed today.  (Due to infection as a result of replacing it two weeks ago.  The old one's battery was almost dead.)  

The plan was to remove the one just installed, then allowing the chest to heal a little, and ensure all the infection was gone, this was anticipated to take 4-5 days.  Then put in a new one, #3 in.  It was determined today that a "temporary" pacemaker is required, so they have one attached to his neck, until the permanent is installed.  Given his current WEAK condition I have doubts he will make it through the week.  Last thing he needs now is extended bed restriction.

MIL is "doing well"  had to explain to her 10-15 times what was going on, and that he was going to be having another surgery but she insists know one told her.

So on it goes.

On a much brighter side, Chris found a  situation where we may work the Long Beach Grand Prix, checking credentials.  That would be cool.

Take Care All !!

Don

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