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

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July 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 Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:37 PM

Didn't forget.  Was watching a series on Netflix.  Enjoy July's Pot.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, July 01, 2019 6:42 AM

Grandson is up.  Beauty of a morning here along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Stopped by Michael's on the way home, picked up a box of CREATOLOGY project bricks.  I want to try them for a tunnel lining.  

It was nice to speak with the train crew (engineer,brakie, and conductor/COO).  Nothing new to report, but there are new bundles of ties on property.  

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Posted by KRM on Monday, July 01, 2019 9:06 AM

Hi guys, new week new adventures.

Saturday night my neighbor called me over to his place. I picked up a nice breach action single shot 4-10 with 5 boxes of shells for $100.00 from a friend of his. It is a Rossi Youth from 2007. Looks like it has never been shot.  Good gun to train the kids with.

They got Alice in the morgue Thursday night late but I am not sure when they will pick her up to do the cremation yet? Have not got a call from BIL so we will call him later today. Once that is done her next move will be to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery that is in the northwestern area of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, approximately 50 miles south of Chicago. She will be with her husband Gene then.

Took the old mower to my sisters on Saturday and dropped it off for her to have. Almost was to wide to fit through the gate. Had to make some changes so it would fit so she can get it to the front yard.

Pension pay day so off to the store for supplies today.

Prayers for those in need, and God bless.

 

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Posted by sir james I on Monday, July 01, 2019 9:42 AM

I was surprised to see Da Chief stayed awake that long.

Sun and high 80s today. I'm very happy to report that No Snow is in today's forecast. Just back from Great Clips, got both hairs trimmed then sat in the chair an extra 5 minutes to get my moneys worth.

In todays world how can a forum NOT have spell check?

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, July 01, 2019 9:54 AM

Morning.  Cooked sausage biscuits.  Causes major cleanup.  Nothing much on agenda. 

SJ, never understand this software.

Have a good one. 

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, July 01, 2019 10:11 AM

ChiefEagles

 Enjoy July's Pot.

Only if it's legal in your state ! 
Seems like July is starting off with a bang and it ain't fireworks. Seems as though BNSF put 9 autoracks on the ground in National City, just south of Sandy Eggo. They stayed upright, thanks to a couple of buildings next to the tracks.  One of the buildings is red tagged as a result of the extensive damage.
Two days in a row at the museum made me an absolute vegetable Saturday nite and all day Sunday. Although things were quiet accident wise and most of the kids did well on Saturday, one didn't know what "slow down" meant. Thank heavens for max speed settings on TMCC and DCS.
Later all !
 

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Posted by dbaker48 on Monday, July 01, 2019 11:08 AM

Morning,

Gee its July already!

Didn't hear about the train wreck in National City, wonder where it was bound for.

Further evidence of the dumb voters here, last Nov there was a recall on the ballot to undo the .12/per gallon gas tax, it was worded so a Yes meant No, and it also permitted an additional .056/per gallon effective July 1.  So now that it is hit gas is as high as $4.59 for regular!  News crews interviewing people at the pump, and NO one has acknowledged they voters approved it!  Calif has the highest state tax in the country.

A positive thing....  (History, in 2017 MIL went to store and ran into the "Handicap Parking Sign".  As a result there car was totaled.  So FIL decided to lease a replacement vehicle for 3 years.  There car insurance went up to over $4500/year as a result of accident and ages.  She hasn't driven the leased car in probably 2 years.  (Chris used it to put some miles on it driving it to the mine).  So with the lease payment, and insurance, it was costing her over $500/month to sit in their driveway.  It took awhile but finally convinced her, that needed to get rid of it.  (No one in the family wanted it.)  So, I was concerned would probably have a "buy out" cost of $1k or so.  Took it to CarMax and ended up with a $350 refund check!!! Wow, that was great!!  The reason was the car only had 15,000 mi on it.  But all in all everyone wins!  No lease payment, insurance payment.  And a much safer situation for her.  Her memory has gotton so bad, she would never find her way home.  Just had to share some positive news!

Refinishing some bedroom furniture this week, UGH !

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, July 01, 2019 11:10 AM

Doug, good you are going to the museum and able to stay.  Thumbs Up

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, July 01, 2019 11:35 AM

Right about 90 all week.

Border Collies are the best if you like a real active dog, mine is so protective of me that I have to watch to not let her get within leash length of anyone when I go for my daily walk.

Along with the 6 cents gas tax increase today you have to get a background check to buy ammo. There is a additinal charge too, I keep hearing different amounts so don't know just what. My shooting days are probably over with my friends passing and I have ammo I'll probably never use. Calif. polticans hate guns so constant increasing laws to make gun ownership so onerious people give up on it. Thats the goal.

I couldent believe tha 12 cents gas tax increase repeal failed a year ago. Voters don't read the initative. I was so dissapointed.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, July 01, 2019 1:07 PM

Dennis, Welcome to, soon to be announced, Comufornia.

Thank the politicians for the gas/registration tax repeal being defeated. They actually changed the name of the proposition so it sounded as if it was to stop highway and road construction/improvement. Unfortunately the vast majority of voters( legal/illegal?) don't bother to read any of the analysis let alone the actual proposition. But to add insult to injury the idiots in Sacrodemento are trying to find ways to either void/modify or totally eliminate the public proposition from the Cally Constitution. Eventually the state government will collapse from the existing debt and the additional debt that will come as a result of new and upcoming policies. Middle income residents are leaving here in droves, an excellent gauge of the population shift is check out the cost of a rental truck to leave Cally is relly high. But if that same truck  is inbound to Cally it is cheaper than dirt.SoapBox 

p.s._The fight ain't over !

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Posted by KRM on Monday, July 01, 2019 1:40 PM

Well I was pissed off today because they doubled the gas tax here starting today till I saw this stuff from you guys out there on the left coast. IL tax on gas is now $.38 a gal, up from $.19.  Also here is some more on high gas taxes.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/st-james-palace-worth.html/

 

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 01, 2019 3:22 PM

Doug, V8Vega, I usually don't look in on this particular thread not having much to say, but today I did.

Personally, I think it's going to be a toss-up as to which state goes bankrupt first, New Jersey or California.  Both seem to be mirror images of each other, high taxes, state spending out of control, to say nothing of hostility to gun owners, and the most productive people throwing up their hands and leaving.

We left New Jersey 32 years ago for all the above reasons, and then some. 

Yep, one of these days either NJ or California are going to "Go Detroit" on a grand scale.  You know what?  It might just be the only way the messes are going to get cleaned up.  What a shame. 

Middle income people leaving in droves?  What that means is eventually NJ and CA will have a population of the super-rich, who can live wherever they want, a service class to support the super-rich, and a permanent underclass.  If that sounds familiar go to the head of the class!  It's ancient Rome before the fall! 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, July 01, 2019 8:49 PM

Howdy all!

Long time no check in. Been posting on the other board.

Lots going on. Currently recovering from 5.5 hours power washing the house yesterday. Left knee/leg, lower back and shoulders. Had to get out my dad's old 28' extension ladder to get the upper parts and didn't want Tyler or Corey up there trying to do the work. So I spent a considerable amount of time balancing, pointing and spraying. Fun, fun, fun.

So kids finally finished school on the 25th: I was proud of Corey going in for the last meaningful day dressed to the nines:

Corey

Nothing new on the train front.

Speaking of Tyler and Corey, measured them a week ago: my youngest, 13yo Corey, is now taller than me. Not that that's saying a whole lot. But given his shoe size he's got a few more inches of growing in him.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 12:01 AM

Good morning all,

Made it home yesterday afternoon.  Last day went well.  Good weather so far.  Hot.  have to mow this morning before real football match.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 8:58 AM

Super hot and humid.  Running errands with Wifey as she wants more garden stuff and etc.  

Stay cool.

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 10:01 AM

My Wi Fi didn’t work again this morning, fortunately I caught it before I wanted to use the computer. After the unplug and wait and plug back in didn’t work I called Frontier and for the 3rd time now they fixed it on their end without me talking to someone. Wi Fi is the curse of computers, it is so mysterious and unreliable.

My lawn mower quit and I don’t have a way to get it to a repair shop. I was going to try to get my neighbor to help me try to put it in the back of my Integra, a high lift and i was very unsure this would work.

 

I was standing by a table at my fellowship group at the big church and there was a prayer request form. So I filled it out and a very smart helpful man went to the trouble to drive over with tools and carb cleaner and he was able to fix it. I am so grateful.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 10:56 AM

V8, I'd try another Internet provider.  The Wi-Fi we've got works perfectly, has done so for years, the only time we don't have it is when there's a power failure.

It did go out once when we had power, and once only.  A crew was working on a local network hub.  Didn't last long though.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 10:46 PM

Good evening all,

USA!  USA!  USA!  Ok, everybody raise your hands who watched that match today.  Our "all American" ladies playing that "all American" sport made it to the finals again.  Guranteed they will bring home some bling.  I do not know how long it will take for the world to catch up to us (and the margin is getting closer), but I will enjoy it for as long as it lasts.   Oh, mowed the yard today.  2.5 hours in the heat and humidity.  Sweated more than I ever did in New Mexico.  Ugh Ugh Ugh.  Used the small mower as it was so tall.  Found out we had a tie rod going bad on the Encore.   Ugh.  More money.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 11:34 PM

Evening folks,

Late post so it will be a short one.

MikeC - yes! Saw it! Surprised about the Brits disallowed goal. Sorry about the tie rod.

When I have had trouble with provider modem/wifi it has required resets - what your provider is likely doing remotely - you can do it yourself by pulling the power to their modem, count to ten, and let it reset/resynchronize itself. The internet providers obviously buy a LOT of home modems/routers and they are built in bulk with quality - particularly their firmware/software - not a watchword.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 6:37 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 72 in Fifedom.  The gals took the grandson to DelGrosso's water park yesterday, and I stayed back here and putz'd around all day. 

The BTS boxcar kit is coming together nicely, and the boy (7) is being surprisingly patient with the laser kit.  We will probably finish it today, and scenic the front edge of the layout where it will be prominantly displayed.  I started the plaster strip/hard-shell scenery on the new ridge, and I will turn him loose on the rest.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 9:08 AM

it is my TGIF.......!!!!

Well happy 4th of July eve.....

County Fireman's Association meeting tonight. 

Tomorrow, Jenni is coming over, we have a 9 AM mass for Mom and Dad's 65th Wedding anniversary.  Should be a BBQ picnic at 1 ish.  

Friday I am off, Jenni wants me to meet someone about noon, after that we have nothing really planned other than getting some extra train stuff moved out.

80's-90's rest of the week, Thunderstorms at night, typical tropical weather, with the humidity as well...

Don't get me started on the crooks and taxes that are in Trenton......SoapBox


Dougnotta - Pace yesrself, sir....but still have a good time....lol!!

Light day today, looking forward to escaping a wee bit early today, but we shall see......

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 9:45 AM

Mornin' all!

Went for a walk around 7:35 this morning - never really cooled down last night, so it was around 74° and very humid. Did my normal walk of 37 minutes, hitting all the streets and the hills, was sweating by the time I got back. I hate this weather.

Rich, don't you know that the new, shortened version of the NJ tax code will have you sign over all of your salary to them, and they'll decide what you should get back?

Worked out legs last night, feeling it a bit, but it's good pain. The good thing is that with continuing to do this legs/lower torso workout, issues like how I felt after power washing the house Sunday pass very quickly.

Linda was working late last night, so we had no plans for dinner. I'm trying to figure out what Tyler and Corey will eat, especially Tyler because he's rail thin. Was gonna do some chicken or something on the grill, but then I remember he wanted chicken parmigiana, so I decided after the gym to pick up everything I needed to do it. Came in kind of late, but we all enjoyed it.

Have a good one!

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 10:42 AM

I get my internet through the phone lines even though I only have a iphone now.

I have a modum and a Wi Fi router thing. From previous experience when it dosen't work I pull the plug on the router first then the modum. Check the time and wait one minute. Plug the modum in and wait 7 minutes. Plug the router in and it takes a minute to get going. Pray that it works. I use the computer for my intertainment in the evening, I have the TV on but often lose track of whats going on especally if it's a complicated movie.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 3:18 PM

Uh, Devil and Spanky, could you do us a favor and send some of those thunderstorms down here?  We haven't had rain for two weeks and with the temp's in the 90's the foliage is starting to burn up.  

This part of Virginia's usually an inferno during the summer anyway.  I'm here 32 years and still not used to it, but then, the native's aren't used to it either!

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 5:43 PM

Flintlock I'm with you. I'm in S.C. and we really need it.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 6:27 PM

Evening all. Got a PRR PA-1 AA in tonight. I need to test it out yet. Only problem it has TMCC and my TMCC and LegacyL are all packed up somewhere in about 20 big tubs. Which one is the problem. If I do remember correctly it's like in the back on the bottom lol. Not going there. I will just test it in conventional and be happy with that.

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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 9:24 PM

Good 4th of July eve, I have been simi grounded for about a week waiting for more info about wheather I should drive or not.  Not because of meds but because of a delicate bone condition due to the cancer.  The oncolologist said I should guard agins any kind of injury, i.e. getting in and out of cars,  etc.  I can't live like that.  I will take reasonable approches to stuff but that's all I can do.  I'm still waiting to find out just how delicate the bones are.  My sister lasted 6 years with it and drove for most of the time.  To sum up, there are still a lot of unswered questions from Doc. and Lab.  Everybody is waiting until after the 4th to do anything.  Meanwhile, I have to decide what kind of home health care I can get.  I need some help with day to day chores and cooking.  Really need to be evaluated by someone who knows what is going on.  I still have two years of paid up home or facility health care available so I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on that.  I pulled a dumb stunt today.  I lost my balance and leaned on the bathroom sink knocking it off the wall.  Fourtunatly, none of the water connections were broken.  It is attached to some kind of track I think. and I got it back on but now I don't trust it.  Need to get a plumber or somebody  to fix that.  Also need to get the swimming pool guy on my street to take over that job.  Don B. says he has one too.  Lots of chores piling up, so little energy or time.  Hope they have a nice enough parade in Washington to justify the cost.  I can only think of two we had in the past.  One after the end of the Civil War and the other after WWII.  What is this one for?

later, Ray

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Posted by L. Zhou on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 9:41 PM

Good evening, all. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:32 PM

Good evening all,

And a special good evening to L.Zhou!   I was lazy today.  Saw Toy Story and Spiderman.  Both good.  Weather still hot and dry.  Maybe do yard work tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a good day and a good 4th of July.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, July 04, 2019 5:44 AM

Hello there,

HAPPY 4TH!!!!!    

  WELCOME to L.Zhoub.

been a busy week. Worked on hay from noon till after 11 on Monday. After baleing we got as much as we could squeezed into the shed.

Tuesday was appointments and pulled more stuff out of the shed and added more hay. Ended up with 40 bales inside. That left 50+ still in the field for sale at giveaway price.

Yesterday another appointment, a visit with Mom, and loading some of the hay mentioned above. 

Have 10 lb of wings in brine for this evening. Wings and fireworks with the clan.

All this while prepping for our annual trip to da beach.

Best get on with the day.

 

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