October 2019 Coffee Pot - Happy Halloween!! Coffee, Tea, Italian Pastries and um...GRITS!!

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October 2019 Coffee Pot - Happy Halloween!! Coffee, Tea, Italian Pastries and um...GRITS!!
Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 7:06 AM

Happy October 1st......or just Tuesday....

And since I'm the first one in....Happy October Coffee Pot!!

Jenni is back in Manahawkin, hopefully this is a very temporary thing, house hunting sucks.  She has a large down payment so it will help, but it's the taxes and such which will make or break it.
We texted back and forth for a while then on the phone before I conked out.   
Watched The Best Years of Our Lives on TCM, it is a great movie.  Stayed up way too late yet again.

80s today then 90s tomorrow, would be a perfect day to ride the bike in, however I have a meeting tomorrow night in Princeton, which will make it a very long day.  High of 60ish Thursday and Friday.

Jenni will be up tomorrow, she has some personal business and it's a long ride back to Manahawkin......so we'll get some time before I collapse in bed....

Not much else, end of month was busy, today....nothin' so far.  

Dad still in pain, no relief and it's been 2 weeks since radiation.  Doc appointment Thursday, Mom is going with Dad to find out wtf is going on.....

Still trying to get upstairs to get stuff done, need Spooky Town completed and soon.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 7:50 AM

Mornin' boys.  Overcast and 67 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Working every day this month, except Wednesdays.  Feast or famine with this outfit...

Back from the "City Beautiful", Orlando.  Spent the past 5 days there, to see Fifepup graduate from Marine Mechanics Institute.  What an accomplishment on his part, and I'm very proud.  Did get to visit Disney Springs, and I get it now.  The place is awesome.  Brought Wifey back some ears.

Regards to all those in need.

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 8:08 AM

Just a fast stop. today and tomorrow will be doctor days for the wife. I see I was not the only one who could not log on all weekend???

Will have to catch up later.

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 9:48 AM

Stopped by to see if Da Chief overslept. He did.

Sun and 80s today, for one day only. Tomorrow's high will be in the 60s. Yep CTT was down, figured no one would fix it until Monday.

S.J.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 8:45 PM

Good evening all,

Wife is doing some better, not as well as we hoped.  We will see how Friday goes.   Work busy today, but got a lot done.  Weather still warm.  "My" soccer girls finally got a sectional draw that might give them a good chance to reach the final, where they will get pounded, but at least they could be a runner-up.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 9:17 PM

Evening folks!

Well we just closed out the warmest Sept on record after a cooler than normal June, July, August. Only one day in Sely was in the 80's. All the rest in the 90's. Toasty!

Quick stop, so prayers for Kev's wife, MikeC's wife, Anj's dad, and any I missed.

Fife - congrats on Fifepup! Will he head out to sea or work at a shipyard?

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 10:51 PM

Been cold 73, tomorrow 87

!st I've been able to get on since Sunday morning.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 6:04 AM

Roy - A national chain hired him 3 weeks before graduation.  He's working in Clearwater, and loves working on Yamaha motors.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 1:04 PM

Good afternoon!!

Late check in - Doc appointment at 0600 this morn, then at work at 0915.  Completed 8 cars, standing by for more.

County Meeting tonight at Princeton, then home.  

Last nice day here on the East Coast - 90F today, high of 60 tomorrow....which sucks....

On tap for the weekend - Atlas has a warehouse sale, we have tickets, then Asbury Park Zombie Walk at 5.  I get Sunday off, which may entail house work and setting up the portable garages.
Maybe a motorcycle ride in the afternoon.  Leathers will be required!!

Fife - Congas on Fifepup - Clearwater? Nice area!!  West Coast of Florida is nice!

Prayers for all in need - Dad is status quo.  More tomorrow!

Oh and H & R Block screwed up my NJ Taxes, was supposed to pay $1400 - now may get a $600 refund.....I'll take it!!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 5:53 PM

Ahhh - Fife - got it. He is working on regular watercraft. Between myself and friends, we have 10 Yamaha waverunners. Could keep him busy full time. Tell him to learn boat - particularly waverunner - fiberglass repair - he will be able to comfortably retire in 10 years! Between us we have had 5 in the shop for gashes/holes in the hulls.

Still very warm. 'They' claim some cooler weather is coming - believe it when I see it!

Spent the day working on/repairing/cleaning some std ga trains we customized for an entity some time back. Sorta pleasant work....hard on the back.

 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 7:10 PM

Hi guys,

Been a crazy week and more to come. Spine guy for Sandra yesterday and hip guy today. Tomorrow Sandra gets a couple injections in her spine so not sure how she will feel. Then she will get a injection in her hip in two weeks and a new hip before the end of the year. To top that off the MRI shows a cyst on one of her ovaries that needs to be checked out by a OBGYN. I am flat broke with all of these co-pays and the septic cleaning, riser lid for the damn thing and new TV to replace the old one (3 years, already junk) has me up against the wall. 

Stressed out in the gay woods in goonie land.   Bang Head

 Sorry but had to vent!  Tongue Tied

I know I am not the only one with problems so prayers for all of you others. Angel

 Will get back to it tomorrow.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 8:23 PM

Good evening all,

Kevin, I hear you.  Wife's eye situation has me super stressed about facing my retirement years taking care of an invalid (knew it would happen eventually, but thought I would have some time in retirement before things went south) and then so many idiotic events based on lack of communication at work about drove up the wall today.  Don't misunderstand me.  I love the wife and will do right by her, but when I read in some inspirational article about it was a "blessing" for some one to take care of their dying spouse for 10+ years, I want to upchuck.  Get real it is not a "blessing".  It is a trip thru the nether world and you cannot sugar coat it.  Right now that heart attack option is looking really really good except I am not playing soccer right now.....maybe during a high school tournament game I can have and stagger down to the field and collapse there.  Inspire the kids to win one for the old dude....  My luck there would be some stupid paramedic to revive me.......  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, October 03, 2019 7:17 AM

Mornin' boys.  Partly cloudy and 67 in the Potomac Highlands.  Record highs over this past week, should end overnight.  Leaves are starting to change around here.

Roy - That's actually a great idea.  I shall pass that along, thank you.

cheapclassics - I have been there.  I have thought that.  Please, be carefull what you ask for.  Grab the reigns...

anjdevil - Guest bedroom awaits.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, October 03, 2019 8:05 AM

Well. Happy Thursday!!

Raining and miserable right now, temps in the 60s.  Idiots were out in full force this morning, making the commute....interesting.

Got through the county meeting last night, some interesting and saddening news, we'll need a committee formed, unfortunately, some departments are leaving the association without an explanation....and the membership is getting older.  Sounds familiar?

Fire Drill tonight, then 1 more sleep until the weekend.  

Astros/Rays is set, Yanks/Twins tomorrow and the Quest for the Cup IV starts anew tomorrow night.  The remote is going to get a work out......Go Devils!!  Go Yankees!!

Fife - I'll get up there.....

MikeC - I'll 2nd what Fife said.....

Off to work......was slow yesterday but still pulled off 14 scans....

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, October 03, 2019 10:05 AM

Morning.  Had to get Garden Club agenda out.  I'm new chair.  [Wifey and some members wanted to get old chair out as she was causing member grief]  Took a while to create membership email group.  Now can get going for the day.  98 record high yesterday.  Same for today.  We do NOT have 90's in Oct.  No rain in sight.  Watering.

Have a good one.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, October 03, 2019 1:22 PM

Good afternoon. back from Doctors and I am hoping the injections she got today will help but the Hip doctor thinks most her pain is from the hip. We will know soon enough and work from there.

 MikeC, my wife is nine years younger than I am. I never thought I would be taking care of her! Guess I worked her too hard. Embarrassed My mom passed at 32 years old and I figured I would be checking out early as well. Here I am 35 years later and still going, Ya just never know how it will all work out. Huh?

I got to give it to DaChief,,,he can sure mess up his post on this site. Laugh

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Posted by dbaker48 on Thursday, October 03, 2019 9:38 PM

Evening All,

Mike & Kev,  I sure hope your wives situations rapidly improve!  Many prayers headed your way!  I won't pretend to know the issues you are both facing.  Im sure you both are doing everything you can, may the Lord be with you!!  Wish there was something I could do.

Things around here have been rather quiet, I've been spending time diddleing around with the El Camino.  Haven't spent much time in the train room, weather has been too good.

Take care all, remember you've got lots of friends around here!

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, October 04, 2019 5:32 AM

THE BOSS.

Celebrating 15 years on the CTT Forum. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, October 04, 2019 5:33 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy and 67 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  

Well yesterday, I was standing on the station platform before the "all aboard" call, when who should appear before me but Mr. & Mrs. Buckeye Rivetter!!!  What a wonderful surprise.  We spent a lot of time catching up between my duties, and they really made my day.  I made Frank promise to come back and stay at Fifedom in the future, as they were headed back to snohizo right after the train trip.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, October 04, 2019 9:23 AM

Good morning folks!

Cloudy and only 90 today. We were going to go to the big flea market in Canton but the bursitis in my left heel is acting up. So gonna save the foot for the Sunday family trip to the State Fair of Texas.

Buckeye - great pic of FifeBoss!

Continued prayers for MikeC and Kev's wife's, Anj's dad Angel

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, October 04, 2019 12:33 PM
It was great seeing Conductor Fife yesterday when we rode from Cumberland to Frostburg. Unlike other tourist trains, the conductors look like conductors. He did a great job narrating the trip, too. 

Celebrating 15 years on the CTT Forum. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, October 04, 2019 2:03 PM

That is a GREAT picture!!!!

Afternoon, guys!!

Just a quick pass through.....60s today and tomorrow, 70s on Sunday!!

Halloween decorations commence tomorrow, Jenni and the Princess are to work on the house, I suppose I'm supervising....lol.

Maybe a bike ride on Sunday, we will see.

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, October 05, 2019 7:09 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny & 41 along the Patterson Creek cut-off, but it doesn't feel that chilly outside.  Big train today.  

Yeah, I guess I clean up good...

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, October 05, 2019 8:53 AM

Finally got in after numerous tries.  Busy this AM.  Cooler here after a record high for Oct.

Looks like a good vist from the Buckeye.

Later.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, October 05, 2019 9:14 AM

Morning folks!

Sunny and 94 today. 'They' claim a big cold front tomorrow night will take us to 70's for highs Mon/Tues. Skeptical? You bet....

Sent the day in the garage machine shop. Making some custom axles. First prototype came out good.

Fife - what's the 'big train'?

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, October 05, 2019 9:51 AM

We have sun and clouds. From 50 to 60 today.

I won't say which one but one of those guys in the above pic looks like the one I see in my mirror every morning. Sat. is collage football day for me. 

Kev I hope your wife can get relief. In spite of aches and pains I am thankful I can still get up each morning and function.

S.J.

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, October 05, 2019 10:04 AM

Fri 83 /Sat 88 Sun.89

I placed ad in Craigslist using my phone because a ad without a picture is worthless. It wasn't easy. But I sold my 88 Honda CRX Si within hours, it looks good and that hepls sell. Sold it pretty cheap too but sometimes a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush. My market was a enthuest who wanted one and I lucked out to find just such a guy. These cars are popular with kids and I got 2 offers of half the asking price.

I have 3 old Hondas and smog checks, registration renewal, maintance, and high insurance cost I'm glad to cut it down to 2. Smog and registration are due. Ironically it has a full tank of gas. Cheapest gas here now is $4.29 for premium.

This car was hard to drive smooth, I never did really master it, the clutch takout is the last half of the travel and the little engine revs instantly.

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Posted by KRM on Saturday, October 05, 2019 12:14 PM

Good morning, and thanks for the kind wishes and prayers for Sandra.

 Wife is at least getting around better and not B!%&hing as much. So that is great, but still having problems with the hip and walking on it. They set her up for a hip injection on the 23rd. Two days before our 33rd anniversary so I guess we won't be going anywhere special this year. The hip injection is something the INS people force you to do before they agree to the replacement. If it makes her better then they know the hip has to be replaced.

Weather here is sure changed, 40s at night and low 60s in the day. Fall for sure. Leaves are starting to fall so that time of year is here.

 Dennis, Good deal on selling the car. I just left the gas station here and gas is $2.489 for 87%

Got to try to cut some grass but things are not drying out from that 6+" of rain we got a few days ago with these cool temps.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Saturday, October 05, 2019 8:54 PM

Evening All,

Kev, Glad to hear Sandra is feeling a little better!  Hope it continues to improve.  Lotta people do well after a hip replacement, hope she will be one.

Had a post last night but somehow I managed to loose it before hitting the correct button. Tongue Tied

Had intentions of going to an airshow today, it was the Red Arrows, a British fighter team, and the Thunderbirds and others.  Unfortunately it didn't work out.  Got called in to replace some awnings at MIL's.  As it turns out they are homemade, and will take me a week at least to build them.  Oh well......

Going to go see the movie "Judy" tonight.

About all I know from here.

Those pictures Buckeye posted are Great!  Didn't recognize Boss Fife, at first.  Like the photo!

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, October 06, 2019 6:01 AM

Roy - The "Big Train" was 11 cars, 400+ guests, 2 diesels, 40 bikes. 3 of the cars had been in storage, and had to be cleaned up before we headed across the Potomac.  No work being performed on the steam engine this week.

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