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June Coffee Pot thread
Posted by Bob Keller on Monday, June 1, 2020 6:19 AM

Everyone must be sleeping in this morning.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, June 1, 2020 8:13 AM

Thanks Bob!

Been enjoying the warm weather. Waffles on the porch yesterday for breakfast and grilled chicken for dinner. Sat out and enjoyed the evening.

Helped neighbor with his new pressure washer. The wand would not screw into the trigger/handle. The male O ring fitting on the handle was approximately .001 larger than the receptacle and would not go in (distorting the brass end on the male fitting). I took it apart and chucked the parts in the lathe and turned off about .002 plus chamfered the receptacle. Works great now.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, June 1, 2020 8:28 AM

Hey Bob,,, but what is for Breakfast this month???  Huh?

Another nice day today. Cool

Things are spilling over into the smaller towns around here. Burning police cars in Aurora and Elgin and well as breaking into stores in small towns like Oswego. My boy works in the city and is having a hard time getting 9mm Ammo. I told him that started with the COVID-19 thing. It is nuts out there! The police are just watching it go down. Can't say I blame them.

Stay safe gang.

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:19 AM

Bob Keller

Everyone must be sleeping in this morning.

 

Hey man, I'm retired!  But I DO get up by 8:00 whether I need to or not!

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:32 AM

Thanks Bob.  Sat up watching the rioting in Raeligh.  New lame Mayor thinks her job is a social event.  Whines.  Finally a curfew.  Other cities had curfews and no problems.

Bob, please add the years [16] to your new pot or they get lost.  Thanks.

Service mower and mow.  

78, low humidity and sunny.  

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Posted by sir james I on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:40 AM

Sun and 70s today.

Hi Bob.

A busy week as my wife is going in for surgery on Thursday. Of course we are praying for cyst and not the C. I gave Da Chief a 24 hour warning but I guess that easy chair puts him to sleep.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, June 1, 2020 10:39 AM

Happy June 1st  HEY BOB!!! and Thanks for turning on the Coffee Pot!!

I am wupped today, spent the night with Jenni, Trenton was on fire last night.  Jenni was 10 miles from the major incidents, it would appear, based on the police scanner, that the Quakerbridge Mall (north of Trenton) was being targeted, and those scoping out the mall were either detained or arrested.  The Lawrence and West Windsor cops were on their game last night.  

Trenton, being the sewer hole it is with the corrupt politicians and very high crime rate, the protesters/looters/criminals set fire to a few buildings and cop cars then broke into a couple of Pharmacies - some being in what was the Italian section...back in the day, this would have never happened, they would have been shot a disappeared....I'm just waiting for the complete update....I knew there was trouble as the outer Hamilton Twp. fire companies that border on the city were pulled back and all the trucks were evacuated from their houses.  Finally got to bed at midnight, up at 6 and back at Mom's for work.

The good news is that I have resurrected the Marx M10000 set Jenni's friend wanted to get repaired and it runs like a champ!!  Got some brass #6 X 2" screws for the car set and a 3/8th" screw for the cab and engine.  It had been painted red, I used a magic eraser on it and it shined up pretty good.  I might be able to get the paint off and reveal the lithography, but it's not mine, so it'll go as is.  I'll need to find a Marx steamer without an engine, I resurrected the 2nd engine and that runs well.  The owner has an assortment of cars which I also cleaned and lubed.  Marx had some really strange couplers.....So, once I can fine the steamer body, I'll get it all assembled, give her some O27 track and an inexpensive transformer ( I have a bunch) and her Grandfather's train will run anew.

RT sent me a surprise on Saturday and the will go on the layout.  Thanks, RT - I have a firehouse just for that...lol

Other news is that I got Jenni's art station up and running for her, she had 10 commission portraits to do, now she can get started.
NJ State Fireman's Convention in Wildwood has been cancelled and I am not happy about that at all.  This is my vacation that they have cancelled, so Jenni and I are planning some trips to the Horseshoe Curve, PA Railroad Museum and Lancaster to see my God-Daughter and her kids.  Maybe we'll take a run to York on that Friday as she is off on Fridays.  I have 115 hours of vacation time......

Maybe it's time I visited Fife--------lol

Sunny and cooler today, I was on the bike since Saturday (when it was 85F) and the 40F ambient temp froze my fingers this morning. 

Time to start the madness - let's see if business keeps on coming....

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, June 1, 2020 11:31 AM

ChiefEagles
New lame Mayor thinks her job is a social event.  Whines. 

Well, there you go.  If nothing else the last few months have shown there's elected officials who perform OK when everything's going right, but reveal themselves to be inadequate when things go wrong, and especially very  wrong.

Hey, our military, and just about everyone else's military for that matter, learned a long time ago a good peacetime commander doesn't necessarily make a good wartime commander. More often than not they don't. Just the way it is.  

On a lighter note, I managed to get a haircut this morning!  Thank goodness, I'm too old for a "man-bun."  

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, June 1, 2020 11:48 AM

Good afternoon all,

Thanks, Bob, for starting the post.  Was up past midnight but forgot to do it.  Like some of the rest was watching Indy burn and break glass.  Most of the area where I work had some damage and I saw footage of tear gas being used on the streets I walk at noon.  I was scheduled for a vacation day today and tomorrow is the primary so I am not sure if and when I will be back in the office.  At this point, not sure I care.  The virus was one thing and this rioting is another.  Strange times.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:55 PM

The TV repairman came today and he immediatly knew what was wrong. Cost $335 to fix and he said it should last another 5 years. New modern TV's don't last near as long as the old box TV's. 5 years is commmon. I did turn it on when I got up and left it on till I went to bed and never thought about it but now I will turn it off when not around. So i'm no TV for 4 or 5 days as he has to order parts.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:26 AM

When did it become June? The days just look the same when you don't go anywhere and don't do much of anything. I believe today is Thursday, so it is sort my socks and iron my underwear day.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:33 AM

Good morning folks!

Another sunny day on tap, maybe a shower?

Coffee in hand...Buckeye, yep, yesterday we literally watched paint dry trying out colors for a repaint of the back porch...ahhh retirement!

SJ - prayers for Mrs SJ Angel

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:02 AM

Going to be sticky and HOT! 90s So I have shut the house and will turn on the AC later as needed.

Dennis, if you recall a few years back my LG did the same thing. They over power the backlights and the first few will fry . It cost me $120 for a guy in town to fix it. Then within a year or so the reflectors starting falling off the back lights and leaving bright spots on the screen. I junked it and replaced it with a Samsung with side back lights.

Wow Buckeye, If it is Thursday I need to go to Krogers today! Surprise

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:19 AM

 

 

 

Yes Chief that 's my TV's problem, I hear Samsung is one of the more reliable brands. I have thought about it and hope I have done the right thing. In the space I want the TV I could have gotten a 55 " instead of my 50 " I doubt that makes much difference but every little bit helps I guess.

Question; I left the TV on all day every day. I'm thinking if away from the TV for a hour or more I will turn it off now. Is it bad for the TV to be turned on and off frequently. I live alone and do like it on even though I'm not paying much attention to it.

I used to go to a church event of some kind every day except Wed. and Thur. Yes Buckeye for us retired people now I have to pay attention to know what day it is. Fortatunatly I have plenty to do with my Railroad stuff plus regular chores and things like my current TV trouble.

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:59 PM

It's 88 degrees at 5PM.

My next door neighbor sawed off half of one finger and part of the next one. Who does that remind you of?

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:19 PM

Well SJ - you had 88 in the first line of your post!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:19 PM

Good evening all,

Voted today.  Moved some small cedar trees from the trunks of larger trees to gaps in my west wall of trees.  Hope they make it.  Hard to kill them though.  Should have done more today, but found out I have to stay home the rest of the week due to the riots in downtown Indy.  Maybe now I will get a laptop so I can work from home.  Mad because I have to burn 3 vacation days for nothing.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:01 AM

Hello there,

Seems like summer might be here. Sunday's high was 60 with a stiff breeze.

A larger than expected turnout at the hill climb. Riders were off a little at 78 and 153 entries. Most ride more than one bike. Gate was up considerably, over 400. Social distancing for the most part. Small groups scattered over the 2 ballfields that are the spectator area.

Spent Monday making hay. It was a beautiful day sunny, breezy low 70s. Son and I made 45 round bales of nice 1st cutting, all of them sold already.
Spent yesterday putzing around, made a run to the water store and some other errands.

Now sitting in parking lot while Mrs has her 1st appointment with rheumatologist, only patients allowed in. Hoping she can get some relief.

Best move on.

Prayers for those in need and the end of this pandemic.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:19 AM

Morning.  90 and sunny.  Humidity coming back.  Walked around [looking at her flowers] and sat with Wifey drinking coffee.  Now she is off to feed a trailer park with hot lunches.

I delivered 220 produce boxes yesterday.  Was a surprise call.  Had three helpers thank God.  Then CPA appointment.  Why I didn't get to post yesterday.  Was a rush day.

Peaceful protests since curfew.

Back injections this afternoon.

Had a Mikes Trash House switch quit working.  Had to take it out of the layout.  Fixed poor engineering with Super Glue.

Have a good one.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:53 AM

Was very hot and windy yesterday. Good thing, I, at last got into the last two wet holes and got the grass cut. This morning, thunderstorms are rolling through the North Bluff and all is wet again. Lightning Storm

Dennis, it was my TV guy who told me the best TVs out there are the Samsungs.

Checked on line for a hair cut and the wait has been over 3 hours every time I have looked. Guess it will take another month for the lines to shrink. Bang Head

SJ, Speaking of fingers,,,where is 88?  Smile, Wink & Grin

Banks, I am starting to see these monster square bales being made around here now. Have you ever seen them? Man they are big. Surprise

 My uncle gave me two very nice Marx elect switches with controler and a Marx un-coupler track and controler, as well as a transformer and some like new track. I had never seen one of them un-couplers? Kind of neat.

Best get to something?

 

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:57 AM

I found out you can make your TV last longer by turning down the brightness in settings. Might also be called backlight, contrast, vivid. I'm going to do that when I get mine back.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:56 PM

Evening folks!

A good summer day. High 80's. 

Working in a repaint of the porch. Did not take care of this after the rebuild a few years ago. Figuring out colors is always fun.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:45 AM

90 and sunny.  Goffing off today.  Back injections went well.  No stooping, bending or lifting for three days. 

Hope all are OK.

Later.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:26 AM

Happy Birthday Chief! Cake Gift

Nice day on The North Bluff today! Mid 80s later and sun!

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:29 PM

Hello there.

Prayers for Granny Pat.

Happy birthday to Chief, Buckeye too just in case.

Rheumatology doc ruled out lupus. Running lots o' blood tests and xrays to confirm Aurther and what type.

Best get back to whacking.

Prayers for those in need and an end to the craziness.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:10 PM

Happy Birthday Chief! Cake Your gift is in the mail. 

My LionChief plus after being stored for almost two years, headed out and smoked up the room.

Chief for your birthday go to 7:30 for outstanding NS train footage in the video below. I grew up in NE Indiana and there were three major railroads that crossed near us. The B&O, Wabash and the NYC. Waterloo, IN was on the NYC main line and they roared through are county at high speeds. As a kid I saw many special trains running from the east to Chicago. 

 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:47 PM

Howdy all! Long time no checkin.

Chief, Happy Birthday!

Lot to catch up on. Decided to wait until the June thread and jump right in.

On week 12 of working from home. We have a morning brief every day at 10 AM. I was cycling through my Hawaiian shirts, wearing a different one each day, but ran out of shirts at 36 on week 8, so I had to start all over again. Oh the trials we have to go through.

So I got my hair cut along with Tyler and Corey on Saturday. The lady who has the salon is a friend of my family: she's my age, I've known her for over 30 years, and she did my parents' hair when they were alive. Anyway, she reached out to me on Thursday and asked if we wanted to come over. Glad she did, I was getting considerably fluffy.

I got a new grill delivered on Monday. Back at the end of November the back burner control on my grill froze, could not get it to move for the life of me. Not a huge issue, I still had 2 other burners. But at some point it decided to leak out a whole tank of propane, so that was it. Since then I've been using my tailgate grill (Weber Q) through the winter. It wasn't worth repairing that grill as it was 22 years old and the frame was rusting out, especially underneath. My tailgate grill was serviceable, the only issue being that it didn't have as much grill space as my full size grill. That wasn't an issue unless I was doing steaks with a plethora of veggies, then I had to stagger them. Oh, and we usually grilled 4 or more days a week. But as we got closer to the summer season grill space started becoming a bigger issue - couldn't fit the spicy corn, hotdogs and hotdog rolls all at the same time, for example. So it was time to pull the trigger.

Ace had their own version of some of the Weber grills, so I ended up getting the Genesis II E-325 LP. Got it through the Memorial Day Sale, $50 off plus got a brand new tank that was already full. And they delivered it assembled, hooked everything up and tested it, then dragged the old grill down to the curb for me. Can't argue with that. Here it is Monday just after delivery:



and here's the old grill waiting for its final disposition by the Wayne Recycling Department:



Hoping to fire it up this weekend for a burn off, then char some meat! Before that gotta install a piece from the old grill on it that protects the regulator hose from vermin.

Anyway, on with the day! Have a good one!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:46 PM

Evening folks!

Mid 90's - summer in full startup!

Happy Birthday Chief! Happy B-Day

DJ - glad you stopped by! Nice grill! We have a 4 burner (5 with the side 'sauce' warmer). We also grill out several times a week, all year long down here!

Buckeye - nice progress!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:15 PM

Evening all,

Bad year turning worse by the day.  First the virus, then downtown Indy burns, and now thanks to nobody, the historic first same day same place event of Indycar and NASCAR will be held with no spectators.  Just waiting for the other shoe to drop on the 500.  Saying what I really feel would get me banned from here and social media in general.  This will be my last post for a while, maybe until after August 23rd.  Happy birthday to the Chief as I might as well end on a positive note.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:38 PM

Sun and 87 today

Granny Pat didn't get to come home today. Her 1 hour operation lasted 31/2 hours.The good news is there were no visible signs of cancer. Of course the ovaries  and cyst will go to a lab. 

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