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September 2019 Coffee Pot thread and yes, grits rule
Posted by Bob Keller on Sunday, September 1, 2019 6:54 AM

Heck of a note when I show up to lock August and nobody has launched September! 

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:14 AM

Sometimes Da Chief falls asleep in his recliner.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:32 AM

Happy September folks!

A pleasant 68 right now and headed to low 90's.

Finished paint on the rebuilt basement window. Built a 2'x4' shutter/Rock shield for the window and a coat of paint on the back. Got deck and deck stairs handrails sanded and the missus is restaining. Second coat today. Gotta change the oil in the waverunners today and get them ready to pull off the dock and storage for the winter.

Kev - uh Jan, I will be washing socks, but thanks for the invite! Send some video!

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, September 1, 2019 12:09 PM

Morning all, figure I'd get on the first page while I could.

Haven't worked on the layout persay as I'm putting clear coat on a door at present. But I'am getting a lot  of my trains from the house to the train room, ( would be so much easier if the door was already in, but I needed to make some room. ) I have what I could on shelves that are up and in place. I'm thinking of doing away with the one window in there so I can have more shelf space. I'm losing about 42" per shelf with the window in my way. I would build it up to where I could put a piece of the brick paneling in that area and have 2 x 4's running so I would have something to be able to screw on to, for the shelves. That would give me about six or seven 16' shelves that way, and I'm thinking of extending the shelves on the other wall to 16', five of them are about 12' -13' right now. then I have another three at present which are 8' at present. 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, September 1, 2019 6:15 PM

Wow!  Must be a holiday weekend if B. K. started the new pot!  Wink  I don't wanna say it's slow, but let me tell you....(cue shecky rim shot Smile, Wink & Grin)

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, September 1, 2019 7:25 PM

Good evening all,

Did nothing Saturday except go to Mass.  Thanks Bob for starting thread.  Mowed yard with small mower in hour and a half.  Watched Portland Indycar race and was pleasantly surprised!  Mattheus was P8 from P21 and TK was P12 from P19.  Helped that a third of field crashed out in first few laps but the 4 car was on fire toward the end.  Bad news is that ABC Supply will not be back next year as sponsor.   Weather was warm today.  I hope everybody has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by dbaker48 on Sunday, September 1, 2019 7:30 PM

Wow a guest "Starter",  I feel somewhat responsible was sittin in the same room with the "Chief" while he was reclinerizing, and just didn't think it would be safe to wake him.

Been busy here, got the oil changed in the El Camino, (BTW Dennis, the vehicle now has 260k, the engine has 70k.)  Visited Bentonville Battleground, the last battle of the Civil War.  Then ended up going to Verizon had toget a NEW cell phone, UGH!  Learning Curve!  Then we had to go to the parts house and pick up a fan belt.  (I triple checked them and the ALT belt wasn't broke but worn more than I liked).  Replaced the belt, then went to Will Allen's and saw his layout,  he has been featured in CCT and OGR.

Also,  Frank took me out to see his farm,  lots of peanuts, and soy and some tobacco.  Then on to a tobacco processing faciltiy, absolutely amazing.  Then spent time in the train box.

Tomorrow going to head north to John's place. And it might be a good time to leave NC, the hospitality and food has been great.

This certainly has been a fun adventure!!!

So till next time....... be safe

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Sunday, September 1, 2019 7:48 PM

Good evening from wet 70°F Southern Ohio 

It has been nice and just started raining.  After Masses I continued cleaning the siding in preparation for re-staining.  I hope to get a lot done Monday when I’m off for Labor Day. 

My bride’s mom fell last night and so Mary was with her mom all day.  Praise God no broken bones or cuts.  She has more lives than a cat. 

It is hard to believe the car exchange was 10 years ago.  A lot has happened in the last 10 years.  I have my laminated card proudly displayed on the shelf in the train room. 

Bob – Thank you for starting the pot. 

Don – Seriously you’ve got a bed and a meal or two in Southern Ohio if you are this way. 

Good night and may God bless you and your families 

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, September 2, 2019 8:22 AM

Morn... grits rule...?

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, September 2, 2019 8:24 AM

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, September 2, 2019 8:49 AM

Happy Labor Day to all the laborers - SSA and I thank you!

Got the oil changed in the wave runners. Missus finished restaining the deck/deck stairs railings. Finished painting the basement window shutter/rock guard, it is ready to install today. Need to cut one last basement window shutter/rock guard. Will take the wave runners for gas at the marina, a short run, and then pull them out for the winter - add fuel stabilizer and blow them out.

RT - good progress!

DonB - you and tha Chief reclinerizing? Now you know he falls asleep watching video replays of his city council meetings.

Phish - glad the MIL was not seriously injured.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, September 2, 2019 9:00 AM

He is on his way North [poor guy].  Had a great time.  He got an education on farming and the Civil War.  Always good to see Don.

Now we had a great honor.  Mr. Bob Keller started the Pot.  Wow.  Good to see Bob on here.  He has been a  great supporter of the POT.

Goofing off as Don is gone.  Enjoyed the visit.

Have a great September. 

 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, September 2, 2019 7:37 PM

Howdy all!

I'll try to catch up with what's going on with everyone during the week.

Had a great tailgate on Friday, got started about 12:15, had chicken skewers, ribs, veggie kabobs and hotdogs for lunch, then had brats and spicy corn for dinner. The game was at 7:15; team made a lot of early mistakes, got down 21-7 at the end of the 1st quarter, then rattled off 41 unanswered points to win 48-21. Good game. Great tailgate.



Got some work in on the attic last night and today (because it was cloudy and rainy), here's what's left to do on the elevated floor:



Busy week ahead, gotta get a lot done in a short period of time.

Think we may end up going down to Virginia around the 11th to do a little work on my MIL's house, stuff like powerwashing, etc.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by KRM on Monday, September 2, 2019 8:58 PM

Great to see BK start the pot while Frank and S&B were smoking it,,,,,Laugh

#1 son and his,, showed up today to deliver my BDay gift two weeks + late but good to see them. The grand-son loved the new Gator ride and then took over the old Gator as his...

Hope everyone had a great holiday. I know we did.

S&B, be safe and drive slow you old dog.

 

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01 PM

Good evening all,

Quiet day at home.  Got hair cut.  Finished cleaning out one drawer.  Weather nice.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by dbaker48 on Monday, September 2, 2019 10:57 PM

Yep, made it to Eastern PA, don't think I will EVER complain about LA traffic again.  Can't believe 95, and it wasn't even a work day.  

The new phone is responding as I expected, DIFFICULT.  There probably be an age limit on buying cell phones.  Anyone over 55 should have to have had a learners permit first, and take a test, including a finger pad deterity test.  The touch screen on this new is so sensitive that if I squint when looking at it, it goes dark.  After restarting it after each interchange,  and turning that microphone thingy on and threatening to get the maps out it did get better.  Except for that girl reading the directions, she would leave when I stopped to get gas, and sometimes not come back!  I did manage to get to John's house though!

Thanks Chief for the great time, I really enjoyed the farm, and tobacco processing tours, and seeing your childhood digs. Larry was really fun to meet.  All them folks really make you feel at home!  Sorry about all the running around for batteries, phones, and fan belts!  You really saved my bacon!

What a fun trip!  (My wife told me to be on the watch for the "Northern Lights"Geeked

Take care all, and be safe!

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, September 2, 2019 11:08 PM

Yep, made it to Eastern PA, don't think I will EVER complain about LA traffic again.  Can't believe 95, and it wasn't even a work day.    Well lets see Don,  We have a hurricane coming up a lot of those folks tail end and it is also Labor Day, another very busy day, With the first group hurricane runners you have the nut cases, To this day I can not see how dragging a boat with you on your way from a hurricane. Camping type trailor yes it may be where you pland to sleep when you get far enough away from the storm. But you will see these, that think they must pull there boat along, and normally you will see/hear of at least a dozen the had boats where in or caused and accident. It's like they forget the put that on the back of the car and try and make a quick manuver they do if the boat wasn't there. 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:32 AM

Mornin' boys.  Foggy and 62 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Well, youngest princess back at college, after a fun shopping trip in Hagerstown.  Wifey got some new threads, and Fifey picked up some floral "trees" from Michael's.  Middle princess was our chauffer, so I got to enjoy the scenery for a change, and some beer at Red Robin *yum.

Will be keeping tabs on Fifepup all day, who is west of Orlando.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:24 AM

Morning.  Guessers still guessing the hurricane will skirt NC coast.  Off tomorrow to Edgecombe to strap down camper just in case.  Spray grass that suddenly jumped up around camper and barn.  Move a big metal stand 3 feet and build stairs.

Have a good one.  

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:51 PM

Hello there,
Been lurking,  

Wednesday Mrs and I made 12 quarts of tomato soup.

Thursday she and daughter  made 29 pints of salsa.

Friday was appointment, errand day.

Spent the day Saturday farming, ended up  with 100 bales of nice 3rd cutting alfalfa. Hoped for more but lacked rain. Seems to be the pattern last few years. Wet start to summer and dry end.

Spent Sunday with daughters family. Big picnic at the seasonal campground they recently joined.

Spent most of Labor Day husking and brushing +/- 18 dozen sweet corn. Put it in the fridge to cut off and freeze tomorrow.

Ordered York badges yesterday, who's coming? Have reservations at the beach the 8th to 15th.   York on the way home.

Best go, working on grandsons dirt bike.

Don......give me a call if you want to get together


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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:12 PM

Good evening all,

Good day.  Found my extra cowbell (long story).  Girls team won 1-0.  Work went well.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:48 AM

Headed east to work on stands.  Have a good one.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:37 AM

Mornin' all!

In early at work, crunch time this week. Not fun, but after Thursday things will relent.

Looks like Florida and the other south Atlantic states will dodge a bullet as Dorian appears to be tracking farther out in the Atlantic.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:54 AM

Mornin' boys.  Gotta cut the grass today, as we're Altoona bound tomorrow.  Banks, I'll call you later for time and directions.  Wifey loves Hobby Lobby.

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Posted by lion88roar on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:04 AM

Mornin' Fellas

Don - sorry I missed your email till yesterday. Sad Monday would have been tough since we took the kids to Tysons Corner Mall. Christina wanted to go to American Girl and Matthew wanted to go to Lego... so we spent a few hours doing kids' stuff. It was a blast! Christina took her American Girl dolls, got them each a new outfit for school and had one of their hair done. Matthew picked out two new Lego sets for us to build together (he finds the pieces and I help him assemble), he should be able to build one by himself soon. I wanted the new Millennium Falcon set, but was told 'NO!'. Laugh

House has gutters, they have finished the trim moldings, fixed the ceiling in the kitchen from moving the hood vent pipe, patched holes in the drywall, and painted again. We talked with the sales lady yesterday and received an update on our list of issues... only 26 days to go.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:42 AM

Good Morning......

Spent the weekend in Delaware, got there Friday night.  Saturday, we went to Cecil County Dragway for a Pro Mod meet and left about 330.  Dinner at Volunteer Hose Co. in Middletown, DE, then back to the hotel for bench racing.  Sunday was Business meeting (I was elected to the board of directors.....lol), then to the Marshall Steam Museum, we rode a 1917 15 passenger Stanley, a Model T and a miniature F8 and a 4-8-4 Northern.  They had an mostly original Standard Gauge layout (nad when pressed, found out the motive power was MTH remakes Bang Head ) What a great time!!  Pizza and wings then hot tub, and more bench racing afterwards...... We checked out late Monday, breakfast at Bob Evans....and there were Buckeyes!!  Jenni bought some, she said they were great!!  We were blessed with GREAT Weather during the weekend and NO rain!!

Had pizza for dinner and wrapped up the night with Hocus Pocus (movie).  

Got in to work at 0730 today from a trip to Philly to drop off the Princess.  Early mornings suck, especially with the idiots I have to deal with on the commute.  Ah, well, time spent with the Princess, it is well worth it.


The Jacksonville office has closed until tomorrow and the remote locations are trying to pick up the slack.  Did 15 yesterday in a 10.5 hour span.  Left at 6 PM, ran to the house, changed then to my meeting by 7.  Had dinner with Jenni at 830, then visited with the kids, got home and in bed by 11 PM. 

I did contact my step son so he and his wife with pets could come up here.  I haven't heard from them, I'm guessing they are stayin put in Jacksonville.


Dad is still in pain, visits his oncologist today and the Radiologist on Friday.  Thanks for the continued prayers.

Looks like a nice day here, showers and thunder storms later as the atmosphere gets more humid, temps in the mid 80s.
Friday is storm day as the guessers think the hurricane will be within 200 miles of the coast, minor flooding, etc expected.

There is a small possibility that I'll be in the York/Lancaster/Strassburg area about the same time as the TCA meet.  But that is a month plus off....

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:23 AM

104 today but only 90 Sunday.

That 70 Baracuda that Keven Hart wrecked was a high dollar, proffesionally built, had the 700 HP Hellcat engine and trans. It's completely wrecked, I suppose the engine and trans are salvagable.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:14 PM

V8Vega

That 70 Baracuda that Keven Hart wrecked was a high dollar, proffesionally built, had the 700 HP Hellcat engine and trans. It's completely wrecked, I suppose the engine and trans are salvagable.  

In actuallity, it was a DEMON engine, which is more powerful than the Hellcat....

This wasn’t just any ’Cuda, though. The car was built by SpeedKore, a company that’s setting the precedents for carbon-fiber-bodied muscle cars. In its original form, the ’Cuda was powered by a 6.4L HEMI and made 720 hp with the help of a 2.9L Whipple blower. The main course was the gratuitous carbon-fiber work that the shop is known for, along with HRE wheels, Baer Brakes, and a fully custom interior upholstery from Gabe’s Custom Upholstery. For his 40th birthday, the comedian/actor purchased the car for himself with a few changes; the 6.4 engine and the transmission were swapped out in favor of the heart from a Demon. SpeedKore had no official comment on the accident.

So figure it was past 800 HP........

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:12 PM

Kinda of slow out here today in the Gay woods in goony land (as our daughter Katie called the place when we first got it) , but that is fine with me. We went and got lunch at KFC and then food at Krogers and just hung out the rest of the day. The weather was perfect!

I can't even think of what INS payments would be today on a car with 800hp???!!!!!!! INS payments are what drove me out of my Shelby GT350 in 1971. Angry

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:42 PM

Ray, good to hear from you.

Hurricane.  Our weather guessers are having a hurricane dance.  They will be so disappointed if it does not hit and do damage.  No joke. 

Box stands all have stairs now.  Talest have hand rails. 

Tired.

 

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