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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 10:03 PM

Good evening all,

Quiet but productive day at work.  Got MR and Trains yesterday.  Weather nice.  Got some tasks done tonight.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by dbaker48 on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:53 PM

 

Good Evening All!
Brent, Don't even be concerned, that time with the kids is so much more important!  Savor every second you can, while you have them.


Dougdg, Don't remember your fall in July, glad all the tests came back with good results!  Definitely be careful regarding those fractures!  Kay hasn't mentioned anything about any rain threats.  She was taking her Mom to Pala today, maybe I'll find out more later.  (Later, Kay wasn't aware of any flash flooding in her area, but did see some fire/smoke, but wasn't affected or delayed because  of it.)

Chief I was thinking about you today, probably working in the rain working on the Deer Stands.  Glad you got the steps and hand rails up!  Especially the hand rails!  That had to be a lot of work!  Good Job!

I've been hanging out at John Fullerton's the past couple of days.  He and his wife put out the red carpet!  Had a fantastic time!  Did all kinds of stuff, visited a goat farm/ranch, a fantastic Car Museum, took some time to relax, went to Hershey, met family member, saw his layout, and another.  He offered to take me to Strausburg, but I opted for the relax stuff.  Just  ANOTHER perfect visit.  

Will be heading out in the am, going to go to Altoona Curve, AND hopefully hook up with Banks, and Fife!!  That will be GREAT, then on to Buckeye land.

I sure am glad I've done this trip!  I did have some last minute reservations, but it has been soooooo great seeing the guys I have been able to so far!  And would recommend it to everyone.

Better shut off and get some rest, tomorrow will be a busy day.

Take care all and be safe!

 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Thursday, September 05, 2019 7:03 AM
Mornin' all!
 
In early, at it again. Today should finish it up. Man, I'm exhausted!
 
Not much else going on. Kids started school yesterday, they're adjusting to that schedule. No more sleeping in. Can't stay up late playing video games online. All that jazz.
 
Nice thing about being in early, no one else is here, so I've connected my phone to a player I have here, and have the music cranked. Currently playing Corey's playlist, "GreatestPlaylist2". Kid's got good taste in music, wonder where he got that?

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, September 05, 2019 8:13 AM

Morning.  Cloudy.  Expecting rain and wind this afternoon until tomorrow AM.  Should not be too bad here.  Nc coast will get it.  Constant reporting the same old thing over and over.

Have a good one.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, September 05, 2019 9:33 AM

I take a walk everyday with my dogs for exercise. Yesterday I made the mistake of going by the school. My Border Collie is really protective of me and aggressive and energetic. A kid came running down the sidewalk behind me and Callie lunged at him spinning me around and I fell down again hard. Didn't get hurt except minor abrasion and my leg and hand is sore. This has happened before when something unexpected happens behind me. My legs are weak enyway and I do exercises to supposedly strengthen them but it isn't doing much. I don't think my ballance is as good as it should be for my age.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, September 05, 2019 11:31 AM

Be careful Ray.  Don't need any broken bones.  

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, September 05, 2019 2:38 PM

Hi guys, Another beautiful day on The North Bluff above Marseilles IL. Wish I had the gumption to do something. Tongue Tied
Been fighting all day with the health care system trying to get the wife some relief from her hip and back pain. Seems you may as well give up on any help from your primary provider and do it all yourself! So that is what we did. They never followed up on her apt with the hip doctor last month. Called the place and had to leave a message, because nobody will answer a phone these days. Later they called back and said they left a note for the primary provider so he could order a MRI but then said they can’t help her with her spine but can do her hip? Then the primary provider said that they never got any note??? So today I made some calls to where she went 9 years ago for some of the same issues and set her up to get in. They can work on both issues and are in the PPO system. Thanks for nothing from the primary provider doctor. WTH??? SoapBox
Prayers for all those in the path in front and behind the storm.  Angel
Dennis, watch out doing that dog walking. Don't let the dog walk you! Wink
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Posted by Banks on Thursday, September 05, 2019 9:02 PM

Hello There,

The Don BakerFriends at the curve exchange continues..........This morning Mrs and I finished freezing the corn. Then I Headed to the horseshoe Curve. Met Don, Fife and Mrs Fife. We watched trains and chewed the fat for quite a while. Later Don and I dined at a local eatery. When I last saw him he was headed west on route 22.

Bed is calling.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, September 05, 2019 9:07 PM

Good evening all,

Good day at work.  Good weather.  Boys lost 5-0.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, September 06, 2019 7:58 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 61 in the Potomac Highlands.  Chief is right, the weather doodles are besides themselves with the non-landfall from Dorian (ask the folks in the Bahamas...). 

Had a great time with Don and Banksie up at Horseshoe Curve.  Kelly and I really enjoyed hearing about Don's adventures, and he told me all about his time at Knott's.  She liked all the La-La-Land stories, and I envy his "just do it" mindset.  I also placed in a request to Banks to come learn how to drive his tractor.  In total, we spent over 3 hours at the Curve, and NS didn't disappoint.  There was a steady, almost non-stop parade of freights going up and down the 3-track mainline.  The overturned freight cars, from the 2 separate derailments this summer, are still there, as NS simply dumped them over the outside of the curve.

Then, it was Wifey's turn, as I took her to Hobby Lobby like I promissed.  Then we dined at Outback, before heading south, down 220.  Kelly said that in honor of Don's trip, and the 10th anniversary of the CPI, it may be time for another round of train exchanges.  Have to give it some thought...

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, September 06, 2019 8:50 AM

Add the year you were born to your age and it adds up tp 2019

My year born 1943 + my age 76 = 2019

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, September 06, 2019 9:05 AM

Morning folks!

Been traveling last couple of days. It's still hot, 100! Cool Low hoomidity!

DonB, Banks, and Fife! - great you guz got together and at the 'Curve' to boot! Nice pic!

MikeC - more COWBELL!!!!!!

Anj - havin too much fun! Continued prayers for your dad!

Kev - you'll luv this - got a letter from my Part B provider letting me know they changed my mailing address to Mesa AZ a month ago - whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? Both wife and I have been on the phone with their 'higher level management' - some reimbursement checks, albeit very small ones have been mailed to that address. They cannot find any record of us calling to change the address, but they do have records of my calls expressing 'mucho unhappiness' with their email notification systems, and my comments about why would they change a mailing address without verification (a month later via snail mail is not 'verification' and hey - their email system is crud). An 'investigator' is supposed to call us today Dots - Sign

Dennis - glad you are ok. Be careful with the pup walks!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, September 06, 2019 9:12 AM

Weather guessers are jumping with joy.  Eye wall just touched edge of Cape Hatteras.  Dorian made land fall in US.

Sun popping in and out.  No rain for some time now.  Mow grass later today.  Never loss power.  No flooding.  Basement dry.  1.8 inches of rain which was much needed.

Farms [farther east] report from buddy Larry.  No power loss.  No flooding.  More rain than we got but really needed.  No wind damage.

Good Lord looked after us.

Later. 

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, September 06, 2019 9:54 AM

TGIF

Another meeting and was in bed by 1030, and happy about that.  Met up with Jenni for some Ice Cream at the DQ for a quick minute.  She was at the local cruise night while I was in my monthly meeting.

Windy and cloudy right now, the outer bands of Dorian are impacting the shore (Atlantic City and Wildwood) with rain and wind.  Should clear outta here by tomorrow.

I have a list of things to do tomorrow and then Sunday up early to help with the Tri-Atalon.  And that will skewer the plans to go to Roar to the Shore.

Nice to see DonB, Fife and Banks.....thanks for the pic, Banks!! 

Fife - I'm in on the Car Exchange....just FYI

Countdown is on, 5 days til I leave for Convention!!

Back to work.....

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I am the venom in your skin  --- Breaking Benjamin


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, September 06, 2019 10:58 AM

Just say helicopter footage from North Myrtle Beach up to Beaufort NC. No roof damages at all. Only damage was at Emerald Isle. A camper mobile park where tornado hit earlier. That is a good report.

Sun is out and wind is gone. Put flags back up.

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, September 06, 2019 2:55 PM

Something to munch on: I just stopped by the post office, with a Lionel boxcar in hand, to get a price on mailing same out to the west coast.  $14.35.

10 years ago, the cost averaged between 7-8 bucks (that's per month x however long the interchange lasts).

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, September 06, 2019 3:07 PM

fifedog

Something to munch on: I just stopped by the post office, with a Lionel boxcar in hand, to get a price on mailing same out to the west coast.  $14.35.

10 years ago, the cost averaged between 7-8 bucks (that's per month x however long the interchange lasts). 

Try getting a quote from fedex and UPS you know the weight now, just round up. I find them usually also creck using a regional rate B box a lot of time cheaper but still prioity.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, September 06, 2019 6:41 PM

fifedog

Something to munch on: I just stopped by the post office, with a Lionel boxcar in hand, to get a price on mailing same out to the west coast.  $14.35.

10 years ago, the cost averaged between 7-8 bucks (that's per month x however long the interchange lasts).

 

Fife,

That my friend is the cost of getting old!!!! Wink

Weather was nice today. Wife had a fair day so that helped me.

 Roy,,,,,,,,,,,go figure??????????  They just want you dead!!!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, September 06, 2019 9:41 PM

Good evening all,

Survived today.  Have to get thru Saturday and Sunday (daughter's wedding) and maybe get some time to relax.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, September 07, 2019 6:59 AM

Good morning from the Valley,

Don found his way to Ohio! Of course Mother Nature is cooperating with beautiful weater. No sharks, no salt, no worries. Cool Yesterday, we visited several historical locations including Keim Lumber, Hershberger's Market and the Age of Steam Roundhouse. 

Last night for Don's Ohio dinner we had grilled steaks, corn on the cob, yellow tomatoes and fresh baked Mrs. Buckeye's peach pie. Dinner was served by candlight on the patio.

Don and I discussed all the friends we have made on the forum. I had one exception. Mischief

Have a good day!

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, September 07, 2019 7:19 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 58 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Weeelllll, my four months of being "on holiday" ends today.  Back on board 2 trains with the scenic rr.  It will be nice to see some of the folks.  I slept well, even with the mixed feelings.

Hung out with Wifey all day yesterday, and we even decorated the front porch for Fall.  Looks very nice.  Spoke with Fifepup, and he advised they didn't get anything from Dorian.  Ended evening with some "luv u's" with youngest princess.

cheapclassics - Good luck with the wedding!  Watch out for "crashers" from Snohizo.

Buckeye - Keep feeding Shake-n-Bake like that, he won't let you forward him to his next location...

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, September 07, 2019 7:45 AM

Hello there,

Mike C......Congas on the nuptials! !!

Buckeye.........what Fire said


Yesterday PM Mrs and I  turned a bushel of maters into 16qt of canned maters.

Seems I need a REAL ID  to renew my CDL license. That requires a state issued birth certificate with a raised seal. Spent over an hour looking for mine. Finally found it but no raised seal. So on to the PennDOT  website. $30 and the exact info on my original a new one is on the way. Seems like a fundraiser to me.

Slept late this morning, Drags today so probably won't get to bed til 1AM or after. Hillclimb tomorrow.

Best get on with the day  

      
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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, September 07, 2019 8:25 AM

Beautiful day out.  Being lazy.  Got grass mowed yesterday.  Blew leaves off concrete from storm.

Enjoy the day.

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, September 07, 2019 8:54 AM

Sun and 70s today. If it has to be Sept. at least I have collage football to watch. Much of the veggie garden is done but we are still getting maters for BLTs. Other than the Pot CTT forum has cobwebs in it.

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, September 07, 2019 10:57 AM

87 most of next week, often the 1st 2 weeks of Sept. are really hot over 100, sometimes the whole month. It's been hot like you would expect in southern Calif. but this was a cooler summer than many.

Wild parrots making a lot of noise, I am not complaining, I enjoy them. They stick together in a flock, fly around and alight in the trees. They were here 30 years ago when I moved here and are doing OK.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, September 07, 2019 10:16 PM

Evening folks!

Pretty warm today, 100. 

Son has gotten interested in golf. He golfs lefty so my old sticks are no good for him. As an early bday present, yesterday we went to a local golf shop and found a nice set of used Callaway irons and a (I forget the brand) used lefty 3 wood - all for under $170 (same price as on Craig's list). No used lefty putters or drivers and no point in dropping $100 for a new putter or $350 for a driver. Dug out my old clubs and good news, I had an old single blade putter, so problem solved! Cleaned up the bag (bought it when I was in HS) and he is happy/good to go. We went out in the back yard and hit some wiffle balls. First time I have swung a club in 20 (or more) years. Heck, when it cools off I may go join him in a round (until my elbow gives out).

Dug around in the garden shed and found two 15 packs of new Titleist and Maxfli balls that I had received as office gifts. Old bag had plenty of tees, markers, divit tools, golf towels, etc. heck, even found some of my old 1970's scorecards from the Texas A&M campus golf course. Shot mid-90's - solid double bogey golf.

Dennis - parrots would be cool. We have crows and grackles In the back and front yards. Major obnoxious birds...

DonB - no Buckeyes from Buckeye?

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 08, 2019 6:55 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 58 in the Potomac Highlands.

It was a pleasant first day back.  The crew were genuinely happy to see me, and I them.  Got some compliments from the ridership.  No work on the mallet for now.

Now to make myself a sausage and provolone omelett.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, September 08, 2019 7:33 AM
Roy...Don Baker was afforded the ultimate Buckeye welcoming delicacy. He was able to dine on homemade Buckeyes.  Chef

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, September 08, 2019 8:39 AM

Morning.  Summer is back.  Hot and humid all week.  Busy this week too.  Off to Church.  Have a good week ahead.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, September 08, 2019 2:27 PM

DonB just texted me he is at the Indy NASCAR race today. He is the guy in turn 1 wearing the blue jacket. Thought I saw him there when camera panned by...

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