It's the AUGUST 2019 Coffee Pot!! Established April 1 2004!! Serving up Hot Coffee, Southern Brewed Sweet Iced Tea and Variety of sweet treats! Locked

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It's the AUGUST 2019 Coffee Pot!! Established April 1 2004!! Serving up Hot Coffee, Southern Brewed Sweet Iced Tea and Variety of sweet treats!
Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:10 AM

Well, I'm up so, WELCOME!!  

Got the Pot started for y'all!!

and Good Morning!

Storms rolled through and they were done in 30 minutes.  You could feel the temps drop.  88F today.  

Light night, had dinner with the parents after working for 11 hours - end of month, all bets are off and OT is approved.  Already have 35 for the week.  Went out for Ice Cream with Jenni and talked about our future plans.  It's nice to be able to talk about stuff and have no arguments.

Got 2 on the table and it MIGHT be a slower day.  We'll see.

Kev - nice videos, thanks!!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:35 AM

Good morning all,

Decided to jump in here for a P2 spot on the grid (thread).   Weather nice.  Traffic not so much.   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:54 AM

The only thunder I can hear is the boys running and jumping on the hardwood flooring.  Yowza.  They go back today.  It's been nice.

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:26 AM

Da Chief is probably still sleeping in his chair. Sun today low 80s but the summer sun is hot. Well I guess that's a given. The gardens doing good except the maters, they are slow do to late planting.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:39 AM

fifedog

The only thunder I can hear is the boys running and jumping on the hardwood flooring.  Yowza.  They go back today.  It's been nice.

 

Fife, Lets you know WHY people have kids when they are still young. Yes

Off to Krogers for supplies today. Not much else.

 

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:18 AM

Hello there,                                  
   Been MIA for a few days.

Fife..... what Kev said about kids. I was hoping your layoff would give you an oportunity for October YORK.

Still hot. On Saturday we baled 150 square bales of  alfalfa for us  and 80 of mulch hay that's looking for a home.

Hillclimb Sunday and unloaded the last load of hay afterwards. Mrs and I went for wings and a drink about bedtime.

Monday morning I spent a couple of  hours fabricating some stakes to fasten down canopies at the church festival. Laid low out of the heat all afternoon and spent the evening running tiller through the sweet corn patch. Dang foxtail is almost as high as the corn.

Tuesday Mrs  and I took oldest  grandaughter for her Jr. High soccer physical at the same time as daughters biopsy follow up appointment, which got postponed till Monday. Still on pins and needles. Then finished spreading fertilizer on hay field after son left for work.

Yesterday was a couple of appointments and errands. Finished the day by trimming the bushes abandoned during the heat wave.

So far today Mass, breakfast and dealing with retirement paperwork. 

Best get toit

      
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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:39 AM

Morning all.

Banks continuing prayers for your Daughter. 

Payday so it means grocery shopping day. Bill paying day also. 


Been a hot one, my electric bill for July was up $80, Some of that could of been the window A/C I have in the now train room, seeing I'm leaving it on. That is going to be taken care of in a couple of months when my HVAC guy comes and runs new vents to that area, so it will be service by the house system, not the window unit. But without that window unit, it would of been real unbearable to work in there doing the conversion. When they put the present unit in, back in February I had them go up a 1/2 ton on the unit so it would be ready to add the train room when it got done. 

Well time to get moving so we can goto Wal-Mart and some items. 

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Posted by dougdagrump on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:43 AM

Mornin All.

August already, geez.

Still  housebound just veging out, a real PITA having to use this walker. No end date , guess, yet.

Fife, Can't believe what your brothers in blue are having to put up with in NYC.

Sure looks like the 4014 Roadshow is being a huge success, with trainnerds as well as non-trainnerds. On Youtube some of the crowd sizes are amazing, luckily there are no stories of injuries.

Banks, Prayers for your daughter.

Well, need to find some breakfast so I can take morning meds.

Later !

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:44 AM

I was late getting a cell phone one year ago and felt like I joined the rest of the world. I don't think I turned it on all day yesterday other than a couple of junk calls.

Normall we have had some really hot, over 100 days and maybe humid too. So far pretty nice, hot but not broiling and even somewhat cool at night.

How many other O gauge forums do you go on? I go on two.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:29 AM

V8 - I only do 2 actively, the "other" I check in sometimes, just to see what's up...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:38 AM

Good morning all!

Just put up two replacement shades on the covered portion of the deck and it's HOT!  Going back up to about 90 today.  We had some thunderstorms come through the area last night which dropped the temp to the low 70's, but the rain missed us here.  Too bad, we could use some.

We're supposed to get some more this evening.  I hope so.

'Devil, this is the only O gauge forum I bother with.  I look in the "Ogre" forum from time to time but don't care to get involved.  

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:52 PM

Hello there,  quick follow up. Thanks for the prayers.

Phish....belated anniversary congas.

SP Ray......glad you are getting some help.

Kev....thanks for the videos.

Gotta go

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:42 PM

Flintlock I do pop in to read sometimes but for posting I'm about done over there, I went there to show what I have been doiing on building a garage into my train room and I imediately got told how to do this and that and what I need to do to put the flooring down on a cement floor, which I replied I know how to do it, I've done this before. 

I didn't need how to info I just wanted to share. So that basically turned me off for over there. It may of been my PTSD that got me all worked up but I don't think so. I feel let lying dogs lay and move on

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:57 PM

Not sleeping.  Up early.  Wifey left on new Caddy [519 miles and 2 weeks old] early.  Got 3 miles up bypass and it blew what I think is a trans cooling line.  Carried her the CRV [as she called in a tizzy].  She had Master Gardeners headed to Wilson NC.  Got lady friend to pick me up at the scene.  We went to our meeting.  Got back to dealership at 3 PM.  Took 30 minutes to get new Caddy loaner.  Tired.  Wifey mad.  Saying they can have it.  We'll see.  

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:54 PM

rtraincollector, I see what you mean about the "Ogre" Forum.  It's never happened to me since I've never posted there but it does seem to be kind of a "closed club,"  that is, if you haven't been in all along don't bother knockin'.  Some of those guys are nasty!  I'd expect that stuff from HO "rivet counters."

Becky (Penny Trains) got some grief when she tried posting, hence the "Ogre" title, it comes from her, bless her heart!

Too bad, I enjoy the magazine otherwise.  

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:01 PM

Good evening from 74°F Southern Ohio, 

My bride is doing well post surgery.  She is beginning to get out some.   

It is hard to believe it is August already.  The kids will be back to school in less than 3 weeks. 

The youngest had a bunch (~ 25) kids here last night.  I was only expecting a few girlfriends from her class but the invitation list grew.  They were well behaved and all gone by 10:30 pm. 

RT – if the run to the train room is very far from the base air handler you may want to consider a booster fan in the flex duct to the garage. 

Good night and may God bless you and your families 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:19 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work.  Picked up 2 of the grandkids tonight.  The other 2 on Sunday.  Watched Izombie.  Good end to series.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:40 PM

Event folks!

Warm but tolerable. Party sunny. 90's.

Nothing ti report this evening.

RT - gotta agree, and likely the folks telling you how to do it do not have real experience - they watched a YouTube....

Phish - glad your wife is doing good. Prayers continue for her swift healing.

Chief - sorry about the Caddy - like you said it is a machine, with a lot of hand assembly. Hopefully the ms feels better about after a nights rest.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:37 PM

Sturgeon-Phish

RT – if the run to the train room is very far from the base air handler you may want to consider a booster fan in the flex duct to the garage. 

 

Jim  

 

Jim I have my HVAC company doing it. there actually going to put a baffel in the line as it's that close. It's about 25' at the most.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, August 2, 2019 7:18 AM

Oh, TGIF......whatta messed up week....

Chief - If it's made by man, it surely isn't perfect.  Stuff happens (I work with cars, trust me, lol) all the time and sometimes it isn't pretty.  Hopefully Pam will get over it.

Fought the good fight for 2 days, 11 hours at a time.....I'm beat.  Jenni came over and we watched Better Late Than Never, it is hilarious.  Watched 2 episodes and it was grand.

Phish - that is good news on the Mrs. 

Banks - continued prayers for your daughter. 

Flint - Yeah, "Closed Club" is correct.  It's almost like they are like a bunch of bitter, angry old guys.  I have a few items that some of the guys over there are looking for, but that's the extent of how I'll interact....don't need the aggrivation with those people. 


Cloudy today, 80s.  Showers today and tomorrow, Sunday supposed to be great.

Let me get into trouble......check back later.....I need a break.....lol!

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, August 2, 2019 7:41 AM

Mornin' boys.  Foggy and damp this AM along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  

'tis quiet.  Oldest grandson did paint an access rock cut for Fifepops, before we left.  He has another video "in the can", just waiting for his momma to edit same.

Dropped the boys off in Frederick to oldest princess.  Had a nice salad at Applebee's, then headed to Michael's.  Picked up a roll of plaster wrap, and some picture frames.  Lemax Spooky Town display was up and running, and the offerings this year are very nice, compared to the last few seasons.  

As for the battery being perpetrated on cops...this is what Americans get with the whole body-cam mantra.  In my time, the perps wound up in the ER.  Good luck.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, August 2, 2019 9:46 AM

Morning.  Mid 80's and 60% chance of rain.  Some got rain yesterday.  Was in Raleigh and it poured for some time.  On the concrete.Angry  One good one was the farms gort a good rain.  We'll probably get some today.

No word from Caddy dealer. 

Nothing on agenda so far.

Have a good one.

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Posted by lion88roar on Friday, August 2, 2019 2:25 PM

Afternoon fellas

fifedog
The only thunder I can hear is the boys running and jumping on the hardwood flooring.  Yowza.  They go back today.  It's been nice.


LOL! Try working from home in an apartment! Surprise

I survived a week at home in the apartment with the kids. Only 4 more days to go and we leave for a couple days in 'The Burgh' for my 30th class reunion. LOL

Going to make you all feel old... Christina turned 8 yesterday. Yes 8!

I would post pics of the home progress... if I could remember how to post pics here...

 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, August 2, 2019 4:05 PM

Hi Guys, Weather has been just great here so I have got a lot done. Stained the rails and pickets on the new deck. Need to wait some more for the deck boards but they will be a cake walk compared to the pickets. Cut back the lane and ground out 5 or 6 small stumps so I can cut grass without going around them. Yes
Wife has severe arthritis in her right hip and can hardly walk anymore. Not sure what to do, and she is only 58. Guess I worked her to hard. Wink
She made an apt with a ortho specialist to see what the next steps will be?  I feel bad because I am nine years older and get around way better than she can. Tongue Tied
Chief, that would be my luck with the new ride. Like they say,,,anything with T&Tires will give you trouble.  Smile, Wink & Grin  The reason I got my 2011 Silverado was because the dealer replaced it for the original owner because of a transfer case fail. Once they repaired it I never had any issues with it.
RT, sounds like you got a plan, stick to it.
Phish, good news on your wife!
Banks, we are praying for the best for the daughter.
DougDG, Prayers for you getting out of the house soon!
As for other forums, no. I gave up the click crowd, spooners and people with their nose in the air way back in high school.  Angry  Our 50th reunion will be next spring.  Drinks Beer
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Posted by rtraincollector on Friday, August 2, 2019 7:42 PM

Well got to my appointment at the V.A. about 1 hour early. Was told that the person doing the electrocardiogram had to do one else where first and then she would get me. Two hours later another person ask if we planned to wait for her as she was in  surgery doing it for them as they operated and probably be another 2 hours. So ask can we reschedule and marked as showed up but it was canceled, and he said yes. So that's what we ended up doing. Wasted of about 4 hours, hour each way and two hours there. >:D So nothing got done here today.

Kevin I need to take some pics as I go with the flooring. 

Here's my latest pic


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:37 PM

RT, the shelving and brick wall combo looks great!  My compliments!

PS:  I hope you don't wind up like me.  All the shelves I've got and it's STILL not enough!  

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, August 2, 2019 9:40 PM

Evening folks!

It was an extremely nice day. Ms and I went downtown to a place we have not been before and had a very nice meal. We capped off the evening at a free outdoor concert.

RT - sorry about the doc visit and the room is looking great!

Kev - sounds like a hip replacement for the ms. I have a half dozen friends that have had that procedure and all are very happy.

Chief - sorry about the caddy, they usually have great cust service, so hopefully you hear back soon!

Brent - ah we did the apt thing with small kids when we moved back to Dallas from Houston. Man that was tough....

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Posted by rtraincollector on Friday, August 2, 2019 9:49 PM

Flintlock76

RT, the shelving and brick wall combo looks great!  My compliments!

PS:  I hope you don't wind up like me.  All the shelves I've got and it's STILL not enough!  

I have no idea how that happened.   Whistling

 

Flintlock I already know that will be the case. My last count of just sets I was like 40 and then I have the loose engines that I have paired with Passenger cars and some with freight. 

So you know I'm not going to be able to have enough shelves LOL

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, August 2, 2019 10:23 PM

RT, maybe if we had enough shelves that'd mean we're just not trying!  Wink

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, August 2, 2019 10:34 PM

Good evening all,

Busy day at work.  Busier night at home.  Weather slightly warmer but still dry.  One week of peace on the interstates before construction hits again for 6 weeks.  Ugh.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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