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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:40 PM

Good evening from cloudy 58°F Southern Ohio, 

The puppy has been extra energetic today.   

I finished moving the circuits that were ran in the main soffit.  Another short section to do but I’m going to get the recessed lights in first. 

Mike – is any of the other workstations acting up? 

Banks – Your answer reminded me of an article in Field & Stream years ago Titled “Where is the best place to shoot a moose?”  the answer in the piece was, “in the back of a pickup truck” 

Spank – what you’ve done in the attic is unreal.  Looks really nice.  Great measuring and cuts. 

Roy – Glad to hear you’re doing good.  Prayers is being offered for you 

May God bless you and you families 

Jim 

 

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:27 AM

Mornin' boys.  Clear and 50 in the Potomac Highlands.  S'posed to get to the 80's today.  Wifey and I drove down to Romney to look around our lot down there.  It's 10 acres of wooded mountain terrain, and she wanted me to mark off the boundaries.  We've had a couple offers, so we'll see what happens.  She loves this piece of land, and we had so many dreams of building a house there...until she found our current digs.  On our way south, we saw the Potomac Eagle tourist train running through Vanderlip, WV.  It's a lousy shame my outfit ain't running right now.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:31 AM

Morning. 69 and fair as the sun rises.

 
Off to werk [oh my, two days in a row].

Stop by Boj's on the way out of town. 

All have a great day.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:27 PM

Howdy all!

Not much going on today. Been gloomy weather so far, they're saying we'll see some sun around 5'ish, we'll see. Kind of damp and dreary outside.

Sturgeon-Phish
Spank – what you’ve done in the attic is unreal. Looks really nice. Great measuring and cuts.

Thanks! I really enjoy the challenge of planning it out and trying to make the most of the space. And, because I'm a software engineer and spend most of my day behind a keyboard, I love the chance to work with my hands.

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DJSpanky - Your falt. Now move along...Smile, Wink & Grin

Yeah, you'd think I'd have learned that by now!

Forgot to mention that it looks like I'm getting some of that new grass coming up in the back. Which is good. Need to figure out when I can lay down something that kills the moss. Even though I raked up a lot of it (5-6 heaping 5 gallon buckets worth that I dumped in the forest), there's still more down. Would like to do that late fall or early spring, but don't want it to affect the grass I have coming in.

Sadly looks like we won't do an indoor Dept. 56 Halloween display this year, so most likely no Halloween trains. Bummer. I may still try to do something if I can swing it.

Need to put in the 2x4's and build a small frame for the end of that area I want to finish in the attic. The small frame will go over that square duct I showed in the picture in my prior post. Shouldn't be a lot of work, and I've already cleared out that area where it will go.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by MartyE on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:21 PM

Nothing exciting to report.  Been cloudy for most of the day but the Green Tea is hot.  Thinking about going home and adding a temprary siding so I don't have to load and unload locomotives.

Everyone stay safe.  Wish I were getting ready for York but it is what it is.

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Posted by Snip on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:40 PM
@DJSpanky, I might have missed the post, but what is the attic work for? Are you building it for a layout?
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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:51 PM

Good evening all,

My wife can see!!!   Operation went very well and much more quickly than originally told.  Doc was very pleased.  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  Maybe there is hope life will get back to normal someday....   More problems with work computer...Got it back to 90% functional.  Hopefully that will be fixed soon as well.  Not sure how many others are affected.  Maybe sunspots after 5 PM.  Thank you all again.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:32 PM

Glorious news Mike, I'm thrilled for the both of you!  That's a bright spot for us in a very dismal year.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:11 AM

Mornin' boys.  Sunny and 50 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Pretty stretch of weather actually.  

Today the Youngest Princess turns 20!  Holy frijoles!!  I done sang to her already.

Yesterday, took Wifey to Wally-World to buy a costume for a party we're headed to this weekend.  She chose a cool witch outfit with a great hat.  She was looking for a broom, when I innocently asked "What's wrong with the one you use at home...?"  

I'm healing nicely, thank you.

cheapclassics - GREAT news.

DJSpanky - I've had good results using the little bags of grass seed at Dollar General.  They usually stock them after the holidays, and I buy a few to keep on hand.  Then just before a snowfall, I scatter seed over bare and trouble spots.  The snow acts as protection from the birdies, and the moisture allows the seed to germinate.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:51 AM

Mornin' all!

Walked the hill this morning, now doing a leg workout. Seriously thinking about un-suspending my Y membership for November - not working out is taking it's toll on my body. Gotta weigh the risks.

Just heard yesterday from my friend in Binghamton, NY that his 15yo daughter (about to turn 16) caught Covid from going to a Halloween store with friends. Turns out one of her friends' mom had it. She's okay, basically has a dry cough, but she's in isolation and buddy and the rest of his family is in quarantine.

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@DJSpanky, I might have missed the post, but what is the attic work for? Are you building it for a layout?


Nope, just storage. We're in a townhouse with very little storage space, so I've been flooring the attic and adding shelving so we have a place to put stuff. We need to go through a bunch of it, but for now it goes up there. This is an accumulation of our stuff, still some stuff from my parents and some of my MIL's stuff. And we'll need the space when we sell the MIL's place down in VA.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:10 AM

Wow, what a long early Human Services Board meeting. [for which I do not get paid but donate stipend, that is for certain folks Confused ]

 
71 and sunny [feels warmer].
 
Actually worked overtime yesterday.  Finished at 2:30 instead of 1:45.  Too many folks showed up for tax appeals.  
 
Now go help a school board member get reelected.
 

Have a good one.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:41 PM

Happy Pre- Friday!!

CheapClassics - Awesome news!!!!

Happy Birthday to your youngest Princess, Fife!!  Glad you are healing nicely.....

Nothing much to report - cloudy and 72F.  60's tomorrow, 

Jenni has RCIA tonight, I'll sit back and sleep, probably.

Ran over to her house last night after visiting West Chester, PA for a funeral.  Watched Terminator: Dark Fate over Taco Bell.  Great movie.

Should be bringing the sheet foam and a small board over to Jenni's eith Friday or Saturday.  Will be starting a layout there soon.  O and N.  Have plenty of trackage for both.  Making mountains soon enough.

I'm thinking if the weather holds, to do the right rear axle on the Magnum.  If it's crappy, then up to the train room.

That's all from here - check back soonest

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:48 PM

Hello there,

Mike......great news

Back from da beach. A 7 hour trip, including a stop for lunch,  gas and 2 pee stops. Saw the temperature readout on the Tahoe as high 84 during the trip. A bit unusual for mid October. Still 65 when the dogs had last call lastnight.

Was stewing about missing York again last evening and decided to call John Fullerton, we had a nice chat.

Spanky....... moss is usually a sign the soil is very acidic. Great for moss, not so good for grass. Adding lime should help. Burnt lime works now, ground lime will take a while.

Typically Pa has  an early muzzle loader season York week with +65 being allowed to use rifles so I've missed it last couple of years. Spent a few hours today enjoying 81 degrees watching leaves fall like snow. Deer trails weren't obvious due to all the fresh leaves. I did see a fox squirrel which are fairly rare. Had to quit (it was 81 on the patio when I got home) early to catch granddaughters last soccer game of the season from the safety of the parking area. They won 7-0. Then takeout from a local eatery.

Now for a shower, hot tub and a glass of wine before bed.

Prayers for those in need, those affected by the fires, hurricanes and the end of this pandemic.  


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Posted by DJSpanky on Friday, October 23, 2020 8:42 AM
Mornin' all!
 
Ugh, gotta spend the next few hours doing documentation. The core of our business is location software, i.e., store locators, lead management, etc. And the key to that is geocoding, i.e., the latitude and longitude of every location for a client. Back when I first started here in 2013, this software was not the core of our business and was only functional for the US and Canada: I helped to overhaul the whole geocoding functionality and expand it internationally. So between 2013 and 2015 I built a whole infrastructure to manage this process. That's what I need to document, the main processes. The ultimate goal is that I need to manage making changes to it, as the technology has changed.
 
Banks
Spanky....... moss is usually a sign the soil is very acidic. Great for moss, not so good for grass. Adding lime should help. Burnt lime works now, ground lime will take a while.
 
Funny that I didn't have a real problem with it until last fall, when we had such an incredibly wet September. I'll look into the lime, should I do it this fall or next spring?
 
Man, been gray and gloomy the whole week - haven't seen any sunshine. At least it hasn't been cold.
 
No plans for the weekend outside of decorating for Halloween. Although I may try to finish that piece in the attic.
 

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, October 23, 2020 9:10 AM

Morning. Mostly sunny and 70 degrees. Warming for a deer hunt but hot hot. Cooler tomorrow with rain tomorrow night late [not much per guessers]. Holding off for my hunt.

Go Roy, go.

Finished voice recording for school board member buddy. I think she will win.

Putting on bagging unit for mowed. Suck up leaves. Shower and head east.

Will be the longest trip I've driven since the gear lash was adjusted on pickup steering box. Bet it will be a pleasure to drive this time.

Have a good one.

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, October 23, 2020 9:48 AM

Fri. 75 but it was the same yesterday and overcast and felt like 68.

Do people make money on YouTube videos? Many are obviously made for fun.

Some people have many videos also I think for fun.

But some I think they're make the videos as a way to make money, some have a sponsor with a brief ad. And many have a ad. I guess they get paid to have the ad in their video?

One guy reviews Chromebooks, he is a expert and good at it, companies send him Chromebooks and it's like a buisness with him. He must make money from it.

But for the more regular guy with a channel do they make money from it? 

And I'm guessing a YouTube channel is something you set up?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, October 23, 2020 10:44 AM

V8Vega

Fri. 75 but it was the same yesterday and overcast and felt like 68.

Do people make money on YouTube videos? Many are obviously made for fun.

Some people have many videos also I think for fun.

But some I think they're make the videos as a way to make money, some have a sponsor with a brief ad. And many have a ad. I guess they get paid to have the ad in their video?

One guy reviews Chromebooks, he is a expert and good at it, companies send him Chromebooks and it's like a buisness with him. He must make money from it.

But for the more regular guy with a channel do they make money from it? 

And I'm guessing a YouTube channel is something you set up?

 

All of the above.

Some of the better YouTube channels do make money on them, some due to ads and some from subscriptions through Patreon or some from the YouTube organization itself.  I don't think they all  do but I'm not enough of an expert to know all the whys and wherefores and honestly I'm not losing any sleep over it.  Some YouTubers have found they could make a pretty good living at it.

I've got my favorites (historic channels) but I won't state them here.  Anyone can feel to PM me if they're curious.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Friday, October 23, 2020 4:16 PM

Good Afternoon,

Mike C, Really Great News regarding your wife!!

We had a gravesite service for MIL yesterday, it was simple but very nice.  She is buried with FIL at Riverside National Cementary.  All went very well.  All the local family were present, and Chris arranged for a video link for those out of state.  That worked well as well.  Then we all had a lunch together.  Rather than just come home, I took Kay for a drive out to Palm Springs.  Boy, has that changed since we were last there, not for the better either.  Looked very deserted lots and lots of boarded up and abandonded buildings, was somewhat depressing.  But we enjoyed the drive.

Now we have to start disposing of ALL the stuff, lots of it!  Chris is going to be renting/buying the house from Kay, win/win.  So that is good.

We were planning a trip to Milwaukee, but that has been postponed until spring.  Too much Covid going on.  Out of 5 children there (newphews & neices), 2 of them are testing positive.  And we were going to stop in Branson on the way, but sure don't want to pick up anything on the way to Wis, or there, so just postponed.  Better for everyone.

Weather sure has changed, its 2pm and still haven't seen the sun yet!  Thick marine layer and overcast.  Temps down as well.

Prayers for Roy!

Going to go do some errands, wash cars etc..

So take care and be Safe!

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, October 23, 2020 5:43 PM

Evening all.

I cut down 3 more of the shrubbery today. I can not figure out why someone would plant like 2 - 4 bushes within 4" - 6" apart and then go about another 4' and do it again. I'm using Scott's 20-volt Chainsaw I got at Lowe's. It does good but I get 3 bushes done and the battery needs recharging. I think the saw is getting dull also. Need to get a sharpening file or to buy a new chain for it. I use to do ones we had when I worked the farm but that's been about 14 years ago now.

I bought a mini cutoff saw from Harbor Freight. wish I did this a long time ago. so much better than doing it with a Dremel. Cuts a nice straight cut.

Well that's about it for today, hope all have a good weekend

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, October 23, 2020 6:24 PM

Good evening all,

Great checkup today on wife's eye.  Doc is very pleased with her progress.  Spent rest of day caring for her and doing domestic "stuff".  Good thing about working at home is that if she needs me for 5 minutes here or there, I can do that.  Got some good news on the billing for the facility in that we can make payments there interest free so it will take a while and delay retirement, but as long as I can work from home, it is not so bad.  Have seen the Honda train both Thursday and Friday hauling 80 autoracks each day.  Looking at those cars up close like I have been and then looking at "weathering" articles in MR and other such magazines....not even close.  Nothing against their efforts and I may make some effort when I work on the HO layout I have, but there is so MUCH detail it would take a year to duplicate.  Last Indy car race of the season is this weekend at St. Pete.  I will be in sports heaven this weekend.  "Footy" both days and the Indy car race all on network TV.  It does not get any better....well, maybe if they had allowed spectators at the 500.....  Thanks again for all the well wishes and support. I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by Snip on Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:53 PM

@smokey1 "I can not figure out why someone would plant like 2 - 4 bushes within 4" - 6" apart and then go about another 4' and do it again."

My guess, is they wanted the bushes to be 4 feet apart, but overplanted in case a bush would die, leaving an 8 foot gap.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:11 PM

Good evening all,

Bourdais was 7th quick in qualifying today for best start of season and maybe the last 10 years.   Hopefully this will translate to a podium or maybe a win!!  Wife is getting better.  Thank you everyone for the support.  I hope everyone has a good day. 

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:21 PM

HOME!!  Too hot to hunt.  In the 80's.  79 at sunset.  Again next weekend. 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:43 PM
Howdy all!
 
Been watching Big Ten Football today. Rutgers played Michigan State, beat them 38-27. To give you an idea how bad we've been, our last Big 10 win was on November 4th, 2017. We'd lost 21 straight Big 10 games. Still got some holes on the team, but having Greg Schiano back as head coach is already paying dividends.
 
Watching Ghostbusters with Corey right now, he really loves to watch the holiday movies.
 
Gonna try to build out that attic piece tomorrow, would like to finish that section off.
 
Linda was really worried going into work today - apparently a ring went missing. She was concerned that it was something she did, I don't know why. Anyway, it turned out that someone had left the ring on one of the display items, which was thrown into the drawer at the end of the night.
 
Cooled down a lot over the last 8 hours - was in the middle 60's, now it's down to 43° and continuing to fall. Looks like we're gonna get some rain later tomorrow.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:28 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cool, drizzling 51 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Had a nice time at the costume birthday bash for the sister-on-law yesterday.  Scooby Doo performed his tribute to Eddie Van Halen, with a rousing rendition of You Really Got Me, during karoake.  (sorry, no video)

FifeMax turned 9 yesterday.  He apparently partied too hard on a chewy bone the youngest princess bought him.  She and Wifey were up late cleaning the mess.

Mom has had a lot of visitors this weekend, from my aunt and cousin, to my sister and nephew.  We'll drive up there later on today.  I'll dvr the Nascar race.

Continued Angel for Roy, Mrs Classics, Mrs Baker, and everyone in need.  

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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:42 AM

Mornin' all!

Man, did it get cold in a hurry last night. Dropped the temperature inside the house by 5° overnight - gotta keep an eye on that, if it gets any colder inside the house I may have to turn the heat on for the first time this season.

Welp, gotta start pulling the outdoor Halloween decorations out of the attic and get them set up. About the only thing we probably won't put out right away are the tombstones.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:19 PM

Good evening all,

A good day today.  Foyt team 4th and 8th and secured the Leader Circle money for next season.  Marco had me worried when he got to 7th place at one point, but Sato punted him into the cheap seats.  Could breathe after that.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by MartyE on Monday, October 26, 2020 6:12 AM

Morning folks.

Definitely a drop in the thermometer.  Still holding out on the furnace for now but with a grandson in the house I fear that may not last much longer.

Good weekend.  Tires and inspection for the vehicle, started a small expansion for the layout, and went to the pumpkin patch with the grandsone.  

Now I'm back at work for the week.  

Take care all.

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Posted by lion88roar on Monday, October 26, 2020 7:54 AM

Mornin' Fellas

Hard keeping up when I don't check in regularly. Sad

DonB - sorry to hear about your MiL.

Mike - awesome news about your wife! My FiL had surgery on both eyes for C & G... he is now without glasses for the first time in 50 years and has better vision than TheQ and me. LOL (yes he tells us every day)

Fife - no way youngest princess is 20!!!!

Weekend was a downer. Missed my mom's cousin's funeral due to prior commitments I couldn't get out of - kids had final swim lesson for the season. Matthew is getting better at the back stroke (he looks like a snake slithering through the water), but his free-style is pretty good, at the end he did a perfect dive from the side of the pool! Christina won all three of their fun races against two boys... lol She is very much a competitor! Went grocery shopping in the evening (they need day time stockers... they didn't have much), then went through the drive-thru at McD for dinner on our way to a creamery in Point of Rocks for ice cream. Yesterday we went to FiL's for lunch as TheQ headed out of town for an inspection. I had to be home in time for the Steelers game, they played well for 2.5 qtrs then did just enough to hang on for the win (luckily Gustkowski is struggling on FG within 50 yds). Big game next Sunday (won't be talking to TheQ when we get up... lol).

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Posted by Joe Hohmann on Monday, October 26, 2020 8:01 AM

Well, after 15 years of active membership in the "other" train forum, I got booted-off with no explaination. It may have been because I commented on a thread that talked about a "open" (non-train) catagory. They don't want this, which is their call...however I gave an example of a thread they were OK with in the past called "My best friend just died", followed by 30+ "sorry" posts. The best friend was a pet.

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