Feb. 2020 Coffee Pot. 15 years old. Bacon and Country Ham to smell up the kitchen. Some Eggs and Hot Coffee. Locked

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:46 AM

Sunny and 50 [guessers said high 42].  Cooked lb. of bacon for breakfast biscuits.  Rest Ziploced and in frig for more breakfasts.  Range cleaned and looking good.

No power outages today [knock on wood].  Puke is horrible.  Didn't have these problems with Progress.  Crooked politicians in NC allowed merger.

Hope all have a great weekend.  Friend Gail sent Wifey photos of snow in Athens GA. 

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:24 PM

Evening folks!

Overcast part of the day. Made it into the 50's. Not bad. Might be warm for a bit tomorrow and then rain sets in starting tomorrow afternoon for several days...and it was gonna be a 'dry' winter....

Did some puttering around in the garage shop area with a small project and cleaning the machines. Mrs and I went to dinner at a seafood place tonight.

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:16 PM

Hello there,

Wupped, son and I split enough wood to last a couple of weeks this morning while waiting for a hay buyer to return for another load. Hay is all gone.

Tractor ran the splitter better than ever. Today we decided the new whine is coming from the oil cooler. The supply line to it was broken completely so we may have never heard it work before. 

This afternoon Mrs and I  got a ton of hard coal for the farmhouse and did some grocery shopping. It was 8PM till I got it in the house and everything cleaned up.

Bed is calling.

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:39 AM

61 and sunny.  Get this blanky blank popup out of my face. Angry

Banks, good wood splitting report.

Goofing off since Church this AM.

Probably chores later.

Enjoy the week.

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:51 PM

Sunday. 5pm. Snow arrived. Suppose to be out of here by midnight. Four days in a row of pesky snows. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:37 PM

Evening folks!

Very overcast, drizzly, and pretty warm today. 60's. Front tonight, 40's tomorrow.

Repaired a propane tank top heater for a friend. Needed a new thermostat. Tested it for a couple of days and liked it so much that I decided to get one for myself. Found them at Lowes and lo & behold, they are clearancing them out at half price! So ran over and got one. Glad I did, they were almost out of them.

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, February 10, 2020 7:49 AM

Good morning all,

Did 9 miles Saturday in 2:23:28 for 3.75 MPH average and nothing else that day.  Was exhausted afterwards.   Swept floors of house Sunday and ran some errands.  Rainy.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by KRM on Monday, February 10, 2020 7:58 AM

Morning, Colder and will be down to sub-zero by Thursday if they are right.

 Watched the Bush "Crash" yesterday. Thought maybe they would run out of cars before it was over. Laugh

Slept through the Oscars. Sleep

Not much else.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, February 10, 2020 8:58 AM

Mornin' boys.  Overcast and 40 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Back yard is a soggy mess, so I just threw down some grass seed.  Not much going on today.

Spent the past day watching the roundy-rounds.  Lots of carnage on the track.  Entertaining, but not sporty.  Miss Deegan did well in the ARCA race.  Love the Valvoline colors on the 88; old school.  Gibbs cars are stout, as always.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:10 AM

Good morning gang of ferroequinologists miniature!

Gray and fairly cool in the 40's. To stay this way through Thursday along with several inches of rain...ugh...this winter was supposed to be abnormally dry according to the weather prognosticators...we are presently 3" over norms...back yard is a swamp again...the same pronosticators that predicted a dry winter for 2017, wettest year on record since recording started....

Made some space in a spare bedroom for a table for 1) an operating table for our daughters/SIL's 55" LG TV that has developed an LED backlight power supply problem and 2) a sorting/inventory table for the trains once we determine what to do with the TV - fix or junk....

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, February 10, 2020 11:30 AM

Really windy 71 but that's at noon, cold otherwise. 

I have to go to the dentist for cleaning. Haven't been in awhile.

I don't see any TV repair places anymore. If mine quit I woulden't know what to do.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, February 10, 2020 12:24 PM

wrmcclellan

 

Made some space in a spare bedroom for a table for 1) an operating table for our daughters/SIL's 55" LG TV that has developed an LED backlight power supply problem and 2) a sorting/inventory table for the trains once we determine what to do with the TV - fix or junk....

 

Roy, we had a 50” LG and what a POS. Only about two years old it went blank. The guy in town said they over power the back lights and it will usually burn out the first or first few bulbs in the string. He replaced three of them and installed a capacitor to lower the voltage and it was fine, $130.00 later. Then less than a year later it got bright spots on the screen. The same guy told me that was because they did not use UV glue on the reflectors and they were falling off.  Told me it would be $150 to re-glue the ones that had fallen off and maybe even then others would fall off later.
 I left it with him and got a new Samsung from Walmart for $350.98 with side back lighting and that was that. Smile, Wink & Grin
But if you can go into it at least it gives you somethings to think about. Wink

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Monday, February 10, 2020 5:09 PM

Good Evening from a wet 50°F Southern Ohio 

The new shift rotation has me off the next few days and start nights on Thursday.  I worked on the red ranger on the continuing saga of the P0401 code.  I was rechecking some voltage outputs from one of the new sensors and it was reading low (1.5 V instead of 3 volts so I’ll replace the sensor with a Motocraft unit.  

I removed the wiring to a range (50 amp) for a friend and he gave me the 40 feet of wire and flex conduit.  That will be part of the power supply for the RV outlet by the garage where we are putting in a camper pad.   

I started gluing down the foam roadbed on the layout.  It is good to be working on the layout again. 

May God bless you and your families 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:21 AM

Good morning,

Jim...Glad to see you are working on your layout. 

Cloudy,cloudy,cloudy and cloudy all the time, every day.

I purchased work lights at Lowes. Strong lighting really helps me put together the parts and pieces. 

Have a good day.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:36 AM

Mornin' boys.  Wet and 46 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Spent yesterday forming the Twin Mountain area of the layout, with a combo of cardboard strips, and styrofoam blue board.  

Oh, pitchers and catchers report to Spring training today.

Can you tell...?

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:12 AM

I have a 50" LG t's good but half the buttons on the remote don't work anymore.

Have any of you gotten a deep cleaning at the dentist. I have twice and both times sick for a day. My dentist has a guy in the office that specalises in that and I am wondering if my dentist pushes deep cleaning to give thay guy work and it's expensive. I hate being sick and wonder how necessary is this. Thinking of changing dentist.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:46 AM

Morning folks!

42 at present and holding. Grey, rainy, damp, ugly out...and this will continue through Thurs...several inches of rain...

Got the back off the LG TV (easy) and found the power supply not putting out the required 150 VDC to the LED strips, even with the LEDs disconnected. The P/S is trying to start - flashes the LEDs, but no obvious burned parts. Ordered a new power supply online for $39 + shipping...should be here Wed. We will see....

Dennis - my wife has to have the deep cleaning annually as she is fighting the loss/weakness of gum tissue around her teeth. The cleaning is required to keep the gum tissue adhering to her teeth. She has had painful gum tissue grafts. I can only suggest you try a second opinion to see if the deep cleaning is necessary for you. Not everyone requires it. It is interesting that poor gum tissue health can lead to heart issues.

Whistling Fife - yes, how could we tell Whistling

Buckeye - nice how those lights will help with your Seasonal Affective Disorder, those times of year where you seem to be overly focused on the doings of one (now retired) mayor of an important southern city....

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:50 AM

Morning.  65 and raining.  What's new!!!

Being lazy today.  Yesterday was busy.  Replaced W/S in 97 Silverado [Safelite guy].  He had to work hard to get it out.  Old sealer was hard.  Ended up having to use wire to cut it out.  Cleaned and primed metal before installing.  great job.  Errands all over the place in the atfernoon.  Met new pastor at a Church in town.

Enjoy the day. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:23 AM

Good morning all,

Busy day at work.  Productive evening at home.  Even made a first pass at federal taxes and will get a nice return.  Weather cool Monday.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:39 AM

Mornin' boys.  Clear and 37 in the Potomac Highlands.  I have work to do at the RR yard this AM, and some research at the station.  Spent last night in the train room, creating cardboard lattice work on a previous bare spot.  All ready for plaster cloth now.

Middle Princess (the nurse) stopped by and took our BP, then promptly had Wifey and me make doctor appointments...  Too much "good" living, me thinks.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:32 AM

Morning, Calling for 4" of that white stuff over tonight then the bottom falls out for two days. Sandra and I did Valentines day lunch yesterday. Beat the rush and bad weather.

Mike, Got my direct deposit return today from the IRS. I have used H&R Block software the last three years. Yes  This was the first time I did the direct deposit thing. Daughter talked me into it. Only took two weeks to get the refund.

Yesterday's project was install a water faucet inside the shed from the hydrant outside the shed!!! Worked out neat and now I don't have to run a hose through the man door. Yes The neat part is once I remove it from the hydrant it will self drain and never freeze.
  Worked good, cleaned off the truck and Gator then washed the floor! Big Smile

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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:39 AM

Sun now and 35. Snow is headed our way too. Tonight into tomorrow. It's due as the last snow has melted. It is almost like an unwritten law.

S.J.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:00 AM

Good morning all,

Good day at work.  Got some tasks done at home.  Weather could bring some Snohio here.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:07 PM

Had early meeting across the county.  back for a lunch taht someone else paid.

57 and cloudy.

Have a good one.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:43 PM

Evening folks!

Cold, 40's, gray, drizzly day, but the rain finally quit a while ago. Weather dude said we have the third wettest winter in 125 yrs - so far - more rain in a few days. We might have a nice weekend.

Received the LG replacement power supply this afternoon. Installed it and all good. It is a used supply. If we get a few more months or more from it that would be fine.

Kev - have you (or tried) any of those farm style faucet/stand pipe where the valve handle is above ground but the valve is well below ground and they drain out so they don't freeze. For some reason this house was built with two outdoor hose bibs (not in the wall of the house) on a stand pipe and no drain. So if I do not insulate them and put on a cover with a light bulb under, they freeze up. I thought about the farm style faucets as replacements.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:20 PM

Roy, Yes that is just what I had installed when I built the shed. Also what I have hooked the inside faucet to. Could not use anything else up here. Wink

Going to be sub zero the next two days, why no other kind of hydrant will work here.

They make those farm style faucets to any depth you want. Ours is 5' deep. You would need nothing that deep down there. We figure a frost line at four plus feet deep here. Most trenches are at least five feet deep. Water mains are six or better.

Faucet,

Hooked up,

Un-hooked,

 

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:27 PM

Thanks Kev!

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:56 PM

Hello There,

a week of appointments and some shopping so far.

Re Windows 10. As far as I'm concerned it sucks. I had to buy a new printer because mine wasn't compatible. I  still haven't gotten used to the way it arranges files and when I did the upgrade on my laptop while it was still free it slowed  it to a snail's pace.

Roy.....the frost free hydrants are good. Make sure there's good drainage. If the water can't get away it will freeze above ground. Learned that the hard way.

Best try to sleep.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:49 AM

Good morning team!

41, still gray, damp, but it stopped raining!!!! We are up to 7.5" of rain so far, double the normal amount. Forecast has pushed more rain back until mid-week.

Nothing to report so far...Coffee Coffee Coffee

 

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:07 AM

Good morning,
 Woke up to 3” of fresh white stuff, far from what they were yapping about yesterday. The temps are now crashing so I figured I had better plow the lane. Wife and I put the plow on the Rusty Ranger yesterday and checked it for operation and all was fine. Yes This morning I pulled out of the garage and before I got to the shed the plow lost the signal from the remote.  Bang Head  I wiggled some wires under the hood and it came to life and made a pass to the road and back but was it dead when I got to the house. So, I pulled the Colorado out of the shed and parked the Ranger in there and will look at it once it is warm.
Funny how things only break when you need them. Laugh
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