July 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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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, July 29, 2019 6:24 PM

Evening folks!

Pretty warm today but lotsa clouds kept the temps below 90!  Yeah

Anj - you got that right. Dennis is also correct that a functional Qjet can be very economical, but 'not leaking' is the watchword....

DougM - glad you made to see the BB! Hope Kev made it also!

Finished up last move and cleanup for daughters apt. Glad that's over!

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, July 29, 2019 8:17 PM

Good Evening from beautiful 81°F Southern Ohio, 

Over the weekend we got the grass all cut and cleaned out from the base taking to bare ground around several trees in the area I recovered over the past couple of years.  After the next cut we should be to just weed eating around the trees.   

I went to check out the pressure washer and the valves in the pump are bad.  Amazon came through with a replacement lower end.  We’ll see how it does.  I want to get the house cleaned and dry in preparation for stain later this summer. 

Today is our wedding anniversary; we’ve been married for 41 years.  My bride made some fantastic venison loin steaks and an oatmeal cake for dessert. 

Flint – I forget where we saw a Big Boy, but it is HUGE.  It reminds me of driving out west looking at the mountains in the distance and as you get closer it just keeps getting bigger. 

Good night and may God bless you and your families 

Jim 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, July 29, 2019 9:01 PM

Congratulations on 41 years Jim and Mrs. Jim

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, July 29, 2019 10:38 PM

Good evening all,

Back from Mid-Ohio.  Nice long day at track.  Saw the Lights race as well as the main event.  Foyt team did what I expected...not well.  Larege crowd.  For once no drama on any of the trips.  Stur-fish, congrats on 41.  Will join you in November.  Thanks for all the congrats.  Still brings a smile to my face.  Gott CTT today.  Looks like a good issue.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:54 AM

Mornin' all!

Walked the hills this morning, even at 7:45 it was 74° and 79% humidity. Yuck! Doing my shoulder workout now as I make my lunch and brew coffee.

Hopefully gonna see the new Spiderman flick tonight with the boys.

Man I'll be happy when this heat breaks, just don't like this weather at all.

We're supposed to drop Linda's car off Wed. night so my mechanic Angelo can fix up the garage door damage her mom did. Good thing, as the windows stopped working on it Sat. afternoon. Unfortunately they were down about an inch and a half, so I have to make sure they're covered in case it rains. I suspect the connection in the driver's door came loose, I've noticed there's play in the overall interior of the door.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:33 AM

Good Morning.....

Softball Playoffs - Big loser 16-3, 1-3, single and fielder's choice.  Next game tomorrow.  Played Left Center.

Nice pics, DougM!
I LOVED my Carter Thermoquad!  Woke up my 360 Demon, best carb I ever had.....miss that car as well.....
Phish - Congas on 41 years!!

DJ - Saw Spiderman a couple of weeks ago, it was entertaining....


92 today, end of month looms.  After a big cluster f*ck yesterday, hope to get the Jetta issue done and to bed.  I'll never buy a car from a dealer again...what a mf'n disaster.....
Also need to get my china closet from a sale, got it for a $1.38, it's a Hayden from NY State made of Cherry, supposed to be a high line deal.  There were no bids and we bid $2 and we were high bid at minimum $1 plus tax and 15% sellers fee.  So that's tonight agenda.

Back to work, have 4 on my plate and more to come...............

I am the monster in your head...And I thought you'd learn by now, It seems you haven't yet.
I am the venom in your skin  --- Breaking Benjamin


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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:40 AM

Morning folks!

Gonna be a scorcher today. 98 and hoomid. 87 already. Gotta love summer Cool

Made a mod on the lathe to the QJunk rescue fitting to hold an O ring. Ordered some Viton O rings from Amazon. Gonna go this morning to try it out. Last shot at rescuing this carb. Buddy still looking for another from local shop friends that have QJunks on the shelf.

Mr. and Mrs Phish - congrats!!!!!!

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:16 PM

Sturgeon-Phish, congratulations to you and your wife on 41 years!

Lady Firestorm and I hit 42 this last February.  We confounded all the nay-sayers who thought we'd have killed each other by now!

I see you're getting ready to wash the house prior to staining?  Have you tried a product called "Mold Armor?"  Lowes carrys it, and I used it to wash the house two weeks ago.  Took five jugs (about $9 and change each) and it worked great on the vinyl siding we have.  It's supposed to be safe for all sidings.  I washed some white painted wood in the covered portion of the deck and it looks good too.  Easy to use, just hook it up to a garden hose.

The $50 or so I spent was a helluva lot cheaper than paying someone $250 for a power wash!

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:53 PM

We made it to Rochelle to see the Big Boy and others. She was late but got to town about 10:30. A lot of people were there. Big Smile

Phish, congratulations to you and your wife on 41 years! Yes

Long freight load heading east.

Big Boy pulling out heading west.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:05 PM

Thanks for the vids KRM!

I was watching the Rochelle WebCam earlier today, saw the UP "monster freight" and the BSNF "pumpkins" on their trains, but got tired of waiting for the "B-B."  Plus I had other things to do. 

I guess it was a lot more fun to be there!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:15 PM

Kev - glad you got to see the BB up close!

Big news - my o ring fix works and got the El Cam running! Drove it up and down the block. Next steps are to prep for inspection.

Hit 100 today. Might do the same tomorrow. So 2 100 days for July. Last year by this point we had 21 days over 100.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:04 PM

Good evening all,

Hot and rainy today.  Got some financial stuff done.  Took today off to recover from last week and last weekend.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:15 PM

Oh, boy, a sad thing happened - here's the email I sent the owner a little while ago:

I got called just before 6 by Tyler, he was distraught. We have 2 rabbits, Truffles was the first, a dutch bunny we got for Valentine's Day 2012 for Linda. Anyway, Linda was cleaning the cage and Corey was holding Truffles, Truffles suddenly twisted out of Corey's hands, hit the stairs and broke her back/neck. She died in Corey's hands, although Linda took her to the vet hospital where I met them (I headed out immediately after Tyler's call). I took Corey and Tyler to a movie, and we just got home now. Anyway, everyone's really upset, Corey's barely said a word all night and he's sitting in Linda's arms right now. I need to work from home tomorrow and Thursday - Thursday we're going to be down to one car and due to Linda's hours I'll have to drop her and pick her up. And I don't want Tyler and Corey home alone tomorrow, especially Corey.

So I just went for a long walk with Corey, we talked about everything else. Poor kid, he loved Truffles, and he's had the 2 rabbits of his die (Benny and Conor). I also don't know how upset Linda is, I haven't been able to talk with her alone.

Spank


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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:16 AM

My post back fired so I will try again.  Since I am using o2 24/7 now, I had to figure out a way to shower with it.  My son installed a hand held shower head and stool to sit on in the tub.  Works out good.  Got a new part time care giver this week.  Will have to avail my self of some their services.  Have a good week all,  Ray

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:27 AM

Mornin' boys.  A quick fly-by, as both grandson's are with us this week, and man is it noisy.  I've even had diaper doo-dee.  Woof.

I was advised that I will be called back to RR mid-Septmenber...we'll see.  No update on 1309, however local media reports are not promissing, at least for this season.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:11 AM

Hot and humid.  Changing tomorrow and rains Friday.

Busy weekend and Monday.  Yesterday got busy early [unplanned].  Goofing off today.

SJ reminded me to do new Pot tonight.

Ray, prayers.

Have a good one.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:34 AM

My condolances to you and your family Spanky.

Losing a beloved pet isn't easy, I know.  We're on our eigth Basset Hound now, she's a doll, but we still miss our first seven.  The hurt eventually goes away even if the sense of loss doesn't.

I'm sure you've done so, but tell Corey it's not his fault.  These things do happen.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:27 PM

Afternoon all!

Did not hit 100 today, only 98 Cool

Takin it easy today, doing odd chores around the house and flower beds.

Ray - good to hear from you. Prayers Angel

DJ - so sorry about Corey and the rabbit. Prayers for getting over this Angel

Fife - it's be tough to return after your big summer break, enjoying real retirement!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:10 PM

Good evening all,

Complicated day at work.  System down for a while but managed to get most of the work done.  Weather finally cooler.  Quiet night at home.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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