October Coffee Pot, 16 Years Strong, Eggs, ham and lots of Coffee.

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Posted by Snip on Friday, October 16, 2020 3:08 PM
Thanks for the voodoo joke, Roy!
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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, October 16, 2020 9:01 PM

I took 5 more cars out of a small box in storage and put them on display and to use.

Postwar what I call 027 cars, these smaller cars look good on my layout and I strived to buy them back when I was buying all the time.

2 hoppers, a stock car, a gondola, and a refigerator car. all are excellent and metal trucks.

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Posted by Banks on Friday, October 16, 2020 10:45 PM

Hello there,

checking in  from Delaware Seashore State Park. An uneventful trip Wednesday. Thursday spent a couple of hours enjoying 75 degrees picnicing and watching several guys kitesurfing in the bay at Assateague.  A large group considering it's mid October, several swimming as well. I didn't check myself but radio reports water temperature of 71 degrees. Wind, rain and falling  temperature today.

We took a ride to Berlin Md and did takeout at an eatery we like. Not much social distancing going on. They'd blocked a couple of tables but not enough and the place was full. Everybody on the streets was wearing masks. I was really surprised how many people were in town on a Friday in mid October.  Could have been mid July. The main reason for the trip was a visit to both Toy Town stores. In Berlin I picked up an HO Gilbert stock car and a Lionel Turbo missile firing car for cheap. At Snow Hill a Gilbert caboose and hay ejector car, both for parts. The owner told me he'd be consolidating into the  Snow Hill store over the winter. Capped off the trip with another visit to Assateague. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Saw lots of horses, only got out of the car to let the dogs do their business.

Then back to the camper and chili Mrs started in the crock pot. Spent the evening watching ME TV

Crawling into bed soon.


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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, October 16, 2020 11:34 PM

Good evening all,

Actually not a good day at all.  Wife's eye went black on her....again.  Requires major major surgery next Wednesday.  Not good.  Sigh.....   I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:04 AM

Wow nobody posted at all yesterday

Morning all. Not much going on here. Just a fly-by to say hello

Hope all having a good weekend

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:36 AM

Hello there,

Woke yesterday morning to the news that grandson got a bear. I'm going to insert a picture but it probably won't show, my phone can't seem to do it. bear  Someone please convert it


Yesterday was a lazy day. Went to a Dollar store for a couple things and stopped at Seaside Hobbies. It's a small train store jammed with 90% vintage trains in all scales. Managed to leave empty handed.

The plan for today is another lazy day

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:56 AM

Better get moving.  Computer Church was good.  Slept good last night.  Been lazy this AM.  Rifle to wipe down.  Hunting was not the best.  Only does and not many of them.  Enjoyed the outdoors and the woods.  Better next weekend.

 

Good bear report for Grandson.   

 

All have a great and safe week ahead.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:43 AM

Good Morning,

Banks, That is a great picture of your Grandson and the bear!  Congrats!

Happy Birthday Roy!!  Best wishes for the surgery tomorrow, and plenty of prayers!  Just remember to LET THEM do it, don't try to help them!  Then Ice Cream and Jell-o for a week.

Looks like going to have to have some major work done on the pool. 
:'(     We had the whole thing resurfaced about 18 yrs ago, and now we have a "slit" about 30" long on one side.  Had a guy out and possibly can be repaired. Will need to drain it and then determine extent of damage and go from there. So we really need to wait until December or so, to avoid creating more issues with the it drained while we have warm/hot weather.  So will see what happens.  Considered just removing it and filling the hole, but that would be $20k+, due to the environmental and code regulations.  Definitely a money pit!

Things going well with the activities from MIL passing.  Funeral on Thursday, Kay has been coordinating relatives coming to house for mementos, and stuff.  So far so good.  8-)

I guess that's about it from here, so be good and stay safe. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:21 PM

Hey all! Preparing myself mentally for tomorrow. Had a tough time recovering from the pre-surgery procedure they did on me Friday. Kiddos coming for dinner and B-Day. Homemade cupcakes coming out of the oven as I type. No sense in cake sitting around since we will be out all week while I am in hospital!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:49 PM

Did not do much today.  Swept floor.  Saturday mulched leaves and went to Mass.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:29 PM

Good evening from beautiful 55°F Southern Ohio, 

We’ve had the puppy for over a week now and he has gained almost two pounds.  He seems to learn quick and is doing good.  He and our 12 year old schnauzer play together and it is fun to watch. 

Still working on the kitchen re-do electrical.  only about 4 circuits to run and 5 more recessed lights to install. 

Roy – I'll be saying extra prayers for you and your caregivers tomorrow. 

Don – Pools and boats.  Great when you get them and great when you get rid of them. 

Banks – It is so good to see the next generation of hunters!  Congrats. 

May God bless you and you families 

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Posted by MartyE on Monday, October 19, 2020 6:25 AM

Good thoughts Roy on your surgery.

Spent a good bit of the weekend on the bike.  Lots of mile this year.  Spent a lot of time downtown area watch folks out and about.  It's good to see some folks not petrified of being out.  They take the precautions.

Cut the grass on Sunday hopefully for the last time this year.

Stay safe everyone.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, October 19, 2020 8:49 AM

Good Morning......

Happy Birthday, Roy - and prayers for a good outcome to your surgery today.

Banks - that's a decent size bear - enjoy your trip!!!

Buckeye - Happy Birthday - just in case.....lol

DonB - glad things are working out on the MIL thing and the pool?  Good luck, hope it's a inexpensive repair....

Friday night ran to Jenni's parents, got there at 830, had dinner and brought more of her stuff home.  Another 1 AM bed time. 
I got my phone back on Saturday, the mobile internet wasn't working, Saturday afternoon, it was out again.
The road runner was cleaned and detailed, went to Jenni's car club bonfire, home by midnight. 

Sunday up at dawn to get the car ready, some minor touch up and getting the car show stuff in the car, then off to Jenni's and work on her car.  Spent the day at the car show, Jenni won a Top 50 award.  Took a nap, got some groceries and cleaned the piggie's cage out.  Had to run to the pharmacy at 11 to get the rest of her meds.  In bed back at Mom's by midnight.

Still thinking about a mental health day, soon.

Sunny and 65-70 today and tomorrow - that's all from here.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:06 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy & 50 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Gonna be a chill-out day, after hosting family all weekend.  Found out Middle Princess is going to have a baby boy.  Grandsons were here, so oldest boy wanted to make a campfire, and the curly-top wanted to run trains.  They all went to a pumpkin patch yesterday afternoon, whilest I stayed behind, picking up around the house.

Roy - Good luck today! PirateThumbs Up

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, October 19, 2020 10:06 AM

I think our hot weather is done. Mon. 87 Tue. 88 Wed.82 73 Sat.

I googled How to connect a chromebook to TV and now I can watch YouTube videos on my 50" TV.

I plan to wash and wax my Del Sol today.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, October 19, 2020 10:10 AM

Slept late. Then country ham biscuits and grits [with ham gravy]. Now to get going. Taking pickup to mechanic and give instructions on how to set gear lash on steering box. Something he should have done 2 years ago when it was installed. He has been messing with the steering for two years. Finally got to talk to him and show him. Seems they write it up and he didn't understand.

Special prayers for Roy.

Tax hearing tomorrow and Wednesday.

Have a good week.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Monday, October 19, 2020 10:16 AM

Good Morning,

Best wishes and prayers for Roy today, may the surgery be a great success!

Also for Mike C's wife and the her eye, hopefully good news on Wednesday!

Congrats Fife with the news from the Princess

Congrats to Jenni on her car club award.

Take care all and have a great day!!

 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, October 19, 2020 11:17 AM

Howdy all!

So I took last week as vacation even though we didn't have anything planned. I hadn't taken a block of vacation time since August, 2018. Just lazed around and didn't do much. Of course, work did intrude thanks to that lovely Canadian client we have - they can never get their #$*#(& straight. Other than that, did some Halloween decorating, a few odds and ends, caught up on my sleep. Still had to get up at 6:30 to get the boys up for school, but usually went back to bed after that.

Did some work on the attic, finally got those boards down in that back section I was working on. Still need to do a piece close to the outer wall, but that will be easy compared to the rest of what I've done. A few shots:

5 of 6 boards down:



The last board had to be fitted, plus, since it was going to be walked on quite often, I decided to add supports for the seam between the 2 boards:



Fitting it turned out to be major PITA, as, well, as always, the builders of this house did nothing straight. I ended up having to pull this board 3 times to augment the original cuts:



But it's down, and I can walk on it without fear of falling through the ceiling to the family room 18½ feet below. Still need to screw it down, but that's minor work.

So we got the spiders up, I just had Tyler take this shot of me at my desk:



Got started on the outdoor decorations, still have a lot to do with that. Not sure if we'll get any of the trick or treaters this year, but, well, if we don't decorate the terrorists win!

Gotta read back through a few pages of posts to catch up, so I'll do that later. I hope everyone's doing well!

I also got time to work on a project near and dear to my heart. As I've mentioned, I now run the tailgate for the Rutgers games. But the tailgate goes way, way back, started some time in the mid-80's. I joined it around 88-89. But we always used to take a group picture at every tailgate, so I wanted to get them all online in a single album. Now the photographers have varied over the years, so back in June I asked those who I knew to take the pictures if they could send them to me. So far I've had 3 out of the 4 people send me the shots they had. Unfortunately the 4th is the original photographer who has shots from the mid 80's up until the early 2000's. And they need to be digitized. Something he's talked about doing for several years now. Anyway, I took all of the shots that had been sent to me, cross referenced them with the games they were from, and put it together. So now it goes back to 2003. Need to encourage the 4th guy (who happens to be Corey's godfather) to "Get 'Er Done!"

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by Banks on Monday, October 19, 2020 12:50 PM

Hello there from Assateague.
Sitting on a picnic table by the bay watching the tide go out. Only a handful of people here. Water is calm with a light breeze. Mrs and I enjoyed a picnic lunch now enjoying the sights and reading. Got ribs in the crockpot at the camper for supper.

Prayers for Roy and Mrs Mike

Fife......congas on the news. I'll keep you posted on the show.


The bear was 300lb and 20 years old,  5 years older than grandson. SIL had been watching it on gamecam for weeks.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, October 19, 2020 6:28 PM

Good attic report, Spanky.  Looks good. 

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Posted by lion88roar on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:49 PM

Evenin' Fellas

Been a rough go of it lately. Had my yearly cardio checkup and everything looks good, had to go for an MRI calcium scan, and a nuclear stress test. Follow-up next Wednesday to see how it all looks. Sisters came for a visit last week end and I guess it went OK. Found out last night that my Mom's cousin passed away, expected but not so soon. We used to go up to their house in central PA every Friday night before PSU home games, wake up early Saturday, pile into their motorhome and go up to State College for tailgaiting and the game. As the years passed we would go up to his wife's brother's farm and stay in their hunting camp before going to the game. So many memories!

Fife - conga on the new grandson!

Banks - nice bear! Does Fifey's Wifey know your grandson shot her bear? Wink

Prayers for those in need... will try to check in more often.

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Posted by MartyE on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:12 AM

Morning all.

Liking the attic Spanky.  Hope Roy is ok.

Losing another shop in the area.  Mercer Junction is closing by the end of the year.  Real shame as Dave is a great guy and the store was way cool.  Fallout from MTH closing.

Everyone have a great day!

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:14 AM
Mornin' all!
 
Got the boys up and going for school: headed back to bed for an hour or so.
 
Did a bit of work in the attic, screwed down that last board that took so long to fit. Vacuumed the whole area, had a lot of wood chips as I had to take a 2" section of ply off of one area of the plywood to get it to fit properly. Getting ready to do the section between what I've done and the side of the house. It's about a 22-23 inch gap, haven't uploaded the pictures yet, will do that later.
 
Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:35 AM

61 and fair. Doesn't seem to be foggy like yesterday AM.

Off to werk. 

Enjoy your day.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:25 AM

Good Morning - 

Congas on the Grandson, Fife!!!

Nice progress, Spank!!

Sorry about your Mom's cousin, Brent

Gray and damp now, up to 70 later.

Nothing much on the docket - watched Top Gun last night, raviolis for dinner then bed.

Off to Maryland for a funeral tomorrow, my nephew's grandfather in law passed.

That's all for now - 

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:14 AM

Had a text from Roy last evening.  Lots of pain but doing Ok.

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:54 AM

Banks how do you get 300 lbs out of the woods? nieve question I know.

DJ Spanky can you stand up in your attic? I have to crawl around in mine and i made a isle sort of from scrap plywood I had the length of the house. All I have up there is empty train boxes and it's a pain to go up there.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:13 PM

Howdy all!

V8Vega
DJ Spanky can you stand up in your attic? I have to crawl around in mine and i made a isle sort of from scrap plywood I had the length of the house.

Yep, it's a steep roof, goes up just over 16' in the middle. In the photo below, I can stand up to almost the middle of those slant joists.

Here's a shot of the completed area:



And here's the area near the outer wall I need to finish. It will actually extend into another area (over that square duct), I figure it will actually be easier to do it that way as I don't need to cut the studs to size.

Left side -- Right side ==> overall it will be 16' long from the eaves to the red tub.

 --

What a mess this day has been. I have our Daily Briefing at 10, at 9:48 Linda promptly informs me that I need to take Tyler and Corey to the dentist at 1:30. What? "Oh, I told you about that before." Um, no, you didn't. And the fight ensued. So she was going to call into work, but I had already sent an email about that. See, I had 2 meetings, one at 1PM and one at 2. So I got the first meeting postponed to 3:30, typed up a bunch of research for the second meeting (with our lovely Canadian client) and got the call in number for that.

So I'm at the dentist, and Linda got the time wrong: it's at 2:30, not 1:30. (I'm sure that's my fault somehow.) But they're able to get them in around 1:45, so I head out to sit in the car to call into my 2PM meeting. Except nobody's on the call. After waiting about 10 minutes, I start texting people to find out what's going on. No response. Finally my colleague Larisa, who's not ever on the call, is able to reach out to find out what's going on. Finally, around 2:40, she texts me back that they don't need me. WTF? So I pursue this when I get back - apparently the entry on the calendar in Google Meeting was a place holder: the real meeting was held in Microsoft Teams. Oh, and they forgot to invite me to that one. Unreal.

And to top it off, Corey had 1 cavity which they filled; Tyler had 6 and needs to come back for 2 followup appointments to take care of those. Wonderful!

So how's your day been?

Spank


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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:00 PM

V8Vega

Banks how do you get 300 lbs out of the woods? nieve question I know.

Lots of help.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:33 PM

Good evening all,

First day went well for wife.  Tomorrow is the biggie.  Work computer has been giving me fits lately.  Working after 5 PM seems to cause all sorts of internet lost connections.  Took half hour to do 5 minute job this evening after I got home and Monday night was an eternity.  If problems persist during the day, will seriously look at retirement.  I do not need this kind of aggravation.  Congrats on new grandson to be, Fife.  Roy, continued prayers.  My congrats to Jennie on award as well.  Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers. I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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