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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:46 AM

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Roy---> Pirate  The look is cool.

Or as Brent would quip,"is that the best you can do to yourself?"

I ain't pickin' up no chain saws! Black Eye

Can't lift it up anyways...

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:15 AM

Morning.  Had rain late yesterday.  Good trip east.  Built two sets of stairs for box stands.  Got to build one more set.  Will give us 5.  Better than climbing straight up on metal steps.

Chain saws.  Got a small one and a monster Stihl.  So big it has pressure relief to crank.  Haven't cranked it in 4 years.  Too heavy for this old man.  Best thing I ever bought is Stihl power head and brush cutter.  Cuts saplins and small trees.  Never bend over.  

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:53 AM

Morning all. 

Chain saws I have two, one is 12" blade on end of a pole but can be removed to be used, and the other has a 16" blade I think. Both where bought for doing some triming around the house at the last place. Because they told me I couldn't operate a gas chain saw with my difibralator I bought electric and they do fine for the little I do with them. 

Not much going on here today. 

Train wise my big purchase for the month is 32 pieces of straight O gauge track. 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:12 AM

ChiefEagles

  Best thing I ever bought is Stihl power head and brush cutter.  Cuts saplins and small trees.  Never bend over. 

 

I second that Chief!! Yes

I sure like mine. As for my chainsaw I am still using my Jonsered 49SP with a 16" bar I got back in around 1977. It has sure cut a lot of wood and still going strong. It looks like this one.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:31 PM

KEV, I still have stored a Homelite C5 I bought when I was 16.  Cut saw logs, pulpwood, and bar-b-q wood with it.  Was NC FFA State Forestry Winner in 1964.  All done with that saw.  Then lots of chores around the house after that.  When I lived in southern Wake County, lots of firewood for fire place.  Was advertised as light weight.  21 lbs.  How they have changed over the years. 

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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:51 PM

We are having nice weather but we need rain. Lot of rain in the state but almost all of it has missed us.

A big issue at OGR over copyrights. Be sure what you post is free to use. Some hotshot lawyers have found a new source of income over copyright pics.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:33 PM

Don, tried to PM you but,,,,,CTT droped me off the cliff because I droped them. Just wanted to say Give me a call we have a room and you should spend the night and save the cash. We can also do anything you need on the car at the same time. Wink

SJ??????? what is OGR???   Laugh Oh yeah, one of the other spooner boy sites.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:58 PM

Good evening all,

Well, I resigned as assistant soccer coach tonight.  As Roger Ward stated at the 1966 Victory Dinner, "It wasn't fun any more."  I love the sport, love the kids, but was doing no one any good and sooner or later the kids would see the lack of enthusiasm.  You have to know when to walk away and it was time.  Will still go to the games.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:05 PM

Mike that must of been very hard for you to do. But if it is not working for everyone, then you made the right move. Yes  Angel

Things change.

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:52 AM

Hello there,

Mike. ....tough decision

Been lurking. ....to many irons in the fire.

Best get on with the day.

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:43 AM

Mornin' Fellas

We received our 'tentative closing date yesterday'. It isn't 'official' because the saleslady isn't 'permitted' to disclose it to us, it has to come from someone else who is on vacation. She raised a riot over this because we have been waiting for over a month for the date, and she has been promissing it to us for as long. She sounded about as ticked as we have become.

Had a 'discussion' with her about the framing around Christina's bedroom window. In the brochure they gave us, the bottom of the bay comes down inline with the garage roof line and the roof line for the roof over the front door. As it is framed now, the bottom is about 8 inches too high... it looks AWEFUL. She sent us a pic from the blueprint and it shows it the way we want it. Bang Head So she is going back to the building supervisor and is going to tell him to fix it. This is not a structural issue, it is just a framing issue and is easy for them to fix NOW, not a month from now.

Mike - tough decision to make, but if your heart isn't in it then best to walk away.

Roy - I must have missed something... lol

Chief, Kev, RT - I have a Husqavarna 20" Rancher I bought when we moved into the old house, it is going on 13 years old and runs great. I have no use for it at the new house, unless we build an outdoor fireplace or firepit. So once we move in I will take it for servicing and determine how best to store it... not selling it! My father has the same model, only 10 years older... going to keep them both in case the kids need them when they grow up. LOL

Kev - prayers for your wife. That happened to TheQ when we were going through fertility treatments. Scared the -you know what- out of me. That was the end of fertility treatments, hence the two lovely kids we adopted.

Banks - hope everything is well. Been following the house project, hay bailing stories, and news about your wife and daughter. Prayers

Fife - Saw a video on the book of faces yesterday of 1309's progress. Can't wait to see her get her feet back under her!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:54 AM

Morning.  High 80's today and heat index of near 100.  That is a lot of humidity.

Brent with a chain saw.  OMG.  Don't saw your leg off. Wink  Old joke here. 

Later.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:34 PM

Howdy all!

Working from home today, hoping Angelo can get the windows working on Linda's Saturn. Tired of having to cover it with furniture blankets every time there's a chance for rain.

Walked the hill this morning, hoping to make it to the gym tonight.

Man this week has dragged, can't wait for it to be over.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by KRM on Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:20 PM

ChiefEagles

Brent with a chain saw.  OMG.  Don't saw your leg off.  

Got to agree with Chief Here!!!!!  Surprise Stick out tongue Smile, Wink & Grin

Brent, that 20" Rancher is a great saw. I just won't do it because I have about 10 sharp and ready chains that are 18" so any saw I would get now would need to use the same chain. Stihl tries to screw everyone by havibg chains no one else can use. Angry All that did for me was say No Stihl.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:04 PM

Good evening all,

Brent, got to agree with everyone else.  Please, please be careful.  I don't touch those things myself and most people here know about my snowblower manicure.  Thanks for all the support folks.  Not an easy decision but one I can sleep easier with having made it.  Quiet day at work.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:46 PM

Evening folks!

A beautiful day today. Low 90's and low hoomidity. We'll take it! Cool

Burned some boat gas today and took son water skiing. He has a nice mid-August 2 week break between semesters.

MikeC - I know how you feel. I volunteered for many years coaching soccer and Bball. Scouts, robotics, band parent, etc. I continued even after my kids moved on. I finally had to call it quits - with a big contributor that the support from the school district faded which made it very hard. I treasure those times.

Brent - I strained my lower back a few days ago and that led to multiple comments. So glad a lot of things in your world are moving positively!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, August 16, 2019 9:25 AM

Morning.  Hot and humid as always.  We did have a nice shower last night.

Not much on agenda.  Wifey is suppose to go to the beach to visit Niece with her Sister.  We'll see if the wind changes.

Strained back.  Brent, working hard.  Roy, lifting his glass too much. Whistling

Have a happy day. 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:48 AM

TGIF!!!!

Dad update:  1st round of radiation completed, he got through that ok.  Next round will be at 5 PM today.  Hopefully he can go home tonight.  Jenni and I will stop at my house, I'll change and we'll run up to the hospital.

I don't have any saws, the one I had I left with the ex so she could make her own broomstick......

MikeC - Yeah, tough decision, as long as it's on your terms, it should be fine.  This is one reason I don't manage/coach a softball/baseball team.  I'm just happy to play.


Well, it's finally arrived, the 50th Anniversary Weekend.....we were going to have a BBQ and a small car meet, but, alas, the dollars don't exist.  Hence, we will celebrate by driving the snot out of the roadrunner on Monday.  August 19th, 1969, my road runner was built (Hey, Brutus!!) in St. Louis II plant in Missouri.  Jenni and I were going through some of my dash plaques dating back to the early 80s.  We've come a long way......what a long strange trip it has been.  The 50th anniversary tour will commence Monday and currently, we will be going to Middletown, DE (NEHOA Meet) and Wildwood, NJ (Fireman's Convention)
There will be other shows, just nothing planned right now.

9/11 run comes through Hightstown tomorrow, we will be there about 130-2 PM - Fife, they should be running through Cumberland right about......NOW.

80s today, upper 80s tomorrow, 90s on Sunday, 90s on Monday.

PS - Yesterday was a disaster, 150 of us were hacked and I wasn't back on line until 330 PM....all systems working as of now.

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:33 PM

Sat. Sun. 89 starting Tue. 100 again

 

I have a 95 Honda Del Sol a competitor to Mazda Miata and a small car. Tonight a new or late model Miata MX5 was parked next to my Del Sol. I was surprised, they were the same size, I thought the new ones were bigger. Also you don;t see many new ones. There was also a Honda S2000 there and it’s longer and maybe a little wider.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:36 PM

Good evening all,

Quiet day at work.  Wife and I went for a walk.  First step toward her doing a 5K in a few years.  Comfortable weather.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:53 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny and 67 along the Allegany front range.  Bear did not visit last night.  It's been by several times over the past week, but the Terra brand trail cam just isn't capturing him.  Need to tweek on this, I guess.

Work continues in the train room, as I've installed the red-brick roadways, concrete finial guard rails, colorfull spring trees, and hundreds of flowering annuals.  My town of Cumberland is looking complete (sans lighting), and now I'm working "south" along that wall, including an access to hidden trackage with a  "pull-out" industry.  I need to locate my old Colber water tower and repaint it.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:59 AM

Morning folks!

Sunny and mid 90's for today. Nice late summer weather. Calm winds and water made for some nice boating yesterday. Son is getting his water skiing time.

Sat out last night with neighbors at their fire pit after dinner. Chief, lifted some more glasses!

Dennis - cool you got those comparisons.

Hope Ray is doing ok? Angel

Anj - continued prayers for your dad.

Fife - stealth bear? Good layout progress!

MikeC - 5K - nice goal!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:53 AM

Morning.  Hot and humid.  Mow grass as rained every afternoon this week.  Glad it has as crops are doing well.

Have a good one.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:01 PM

Dennis, I was always a fan of the "Monster Miata" pretty much the same as the Alpine Tiger of many decades ago. Still see a Tiger every now and then but I don't remember ever seeing one of the Monsters. The Miata was modified here in Escondido, bummer they were discontinued.

Rich, Prayers for your Pop, hope the procedure is 100% successful. 

Still married to this darn walker, hopefully will be finished soon. I can still hear my BetterHalf, after being so empathetic and compassionate, saying "what were you thinking".  Huh?

No train news, can't do much of anything without catching hell from somebaody. Big Smile

Later all.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:44 PM

Good evening all,

Finally a good day.  TK set fast time in practice at Pocono.  No qualifying due to rain so Foyt team starts in back, but there are plenty of places to pass and Tony does know how to pass.   Back in 1973, AJ turned a terrible season around with a win at Pocono.   Maybe history will repeat itself and the 14 car will be P1 again.  Also, "my" soccer girls have already improved over last season with a season starting tie 2-2.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:33 AM

Morning all!

Sunny and maybe 98 today Cool

Enjoying some coffee Coffee

MikeC - Thumbs Up for your good day!

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:00 AM

Found it!  That Colber bubbling water tower was stored away deep in the downstairs closet.  Disassembled it, cleaned it, and painted it with flat black, with an oxide red dusting.  I kept the base in its original gray marble color.  This "shrunk" the structure, appearance wise, and it compliments the tin "rancher/factory" I customized this past year.  I also came up with a couple boxes of stuff to sell at next May's local train show.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:35 AM

Morning.  Church and then family reunion down east. 

Yes Roy, Ray?  Hope OK.

Dennis, good to hear from you.

Doug, get rid of that walker.

Have a great week ahead. 

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:55 AM

Gonna be hot and storms in Chicago are headed our way. We need rain but storms do too much damage. We are tired today, had a long Saturday at daughters house for a graduation party. 

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:05 AM

Hello there,      
Busy week,

Son combined oats last weekend. A friend and I baled the straw Monday afternoon.

Other activities this week were helping clean up and put away the church festival, a couple of appointments and getting a painter started the trim on my house.  

Son started plowing down the oats stubble Friday getting ready to plant hay.

A fair night at the drags last night. Grandson got 2nd in both his classes. He's getting faster but so are the others.   Unusually large dial in class last night 44 entries, son went out in the round of 9. I put him in a rut with more traction than he expected.

Getting ready now for Mrs' family reunion. Gotta go


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