November Coffee Pot, 16 Years Strong, Eggs, ham and lots of Coffee. Later turkey and dressing.

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Posted by MartyE on Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:39 AM

Morning all.

Been messing around with the temp layout to make it more of a layout than trains on a board.

Dad is supposed to be released again tomorrow so that sounds promising.  Haven't gotten a lot of information this time around.  Thanks for the support.

 

Stay safe evveryone!

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:25 AM

Marty sure keeping him in my prayers. I hope this time he can stay out of the hospital. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:48 PM

Afternoon guys!

First time since Oct 18 that I feel somewhat decent. Actually slept about 8 hrs straight last night for first time since prior to the surgery.

I have been fitted for the fixture/mask that holds my head and upper torso (screwed down) to the table for the radiation treatments. They marked the fixture and tattooed a dot in the middle of my chest to align the fixture to (ouch!). So now I can honestly say I am all tatted up!

My days are a series of doc and PT appointments (neck and pinched nerve in right shoulder), but next week I get Wed - Fri off! PT will be twice-three times a week depending on how I am doing. I am waiting for them to call and say when the radiation treatments start. I have been told that about 3 weeks in it will get pretty rough and eating will be very difficult again. Should be done with radiation by mid-Jan and by mid-March I will start to feel better. Long road - hope no one ever has to endure this!

Things all set here for our immediate family only (5 of us) Thanksgiving dinner. Even with that I will be wearing a mask to further hope I do not catch anything, whether it be a cold, flu, or the COVID.

Felt good enough yesterday to go out and start the El Camino - not started since the week prior to my surgery. Started right up but unfortunately the AC would not kick on. Cannot find any signs of a leak (oil stains). Did some further static alignment on the electronic QJet rebuild in prep for trying it on the El Cam. If next week goes well health wise I will try to bolt it on, try to start it, and also pull out the A/C gauges.

Thank you for all the positive thoughts and well wishes - it is greatly appreciated!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:31 PM

Bless you Roy, and stay strong!

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:01 PM

Roy - You'll have our Angel each step of the way.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:02 PM

So good to hear from you Roy. It will be long and hard, you of all people can do it. Thanks so much for checking in. Prayers for the good fight!!!!  Angel

Enjoy the holidays and may GOD bless bud!

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, November 23, 2020 6:01 AM

Mornin' all!

Started typing this up Sunday night so it would be ready to post Monday morning.

So it actually warmed up overnight, went up to 52°. Was going to walk the hills, but it's raining out, so may do that this afternoon. Looks like it'll be warm for Thanksgiving, so don't know if we'll put a fire in this year. Especially since it's just us.

So Saturday night was tough, we blew the game against Michigan and lost 48-42 in triple overtime. That one hurts!

On the plus side, the Steelers went to 10-0 on Sunday. They're a lock for the playoffs at this point.

So I got to those two little projects in the attic and knocked them off.

First was the additional support for walking. I had originally planned to extend the shelf over it, but because the floor is elevated there would have only been two and a half feet clearance under the shelf. That would have made it difficult to use. So I needed to pull up the last board I put down, cut the support to length, screw it in and reinstall that piece of flooring. I used a scrap piece of 2x4 so didn't need to pick up a new one. Here's a shot of the open area:



I've always had trouble getting the correct measurement for these supports using a tape measure, so it occurred to me how my dad used to do it with his collapsable wooden rule. I had one of those, along with his old one, so pulled that out:



Next was the end of the first section of the 4 foot deep shelf I built along the outer wall. I had a 12 inch or so gap that I didn't have a filling piece when I originally built it. Since I wasn't planning on extending the shelf as outlined above, I decided to finish it off with an extra 14 inch piece I had lying around. Here's the opening:



Here's the sheet with the notches cut to fit around the various beams:



And here it is fitted:



So now it's down to cleaning up the tools, organizing everything, cleaning out the other section to be built out so that I can plan that out, then I'll tackle that after the New Year.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, November 23, 2020 7:42 AM

Morning. 57 and windy. Rained a little this AM before daylight. Loaded and ready to go east. Beef up stand steps like I did at the deep woods stand. May or may not hunt. May end up being a strong wind day east.

Enjoy the day.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, November 23, 2020 2:15 PM

Good afternoon - 

Saturday got the Christmas trees off the truck and set up the selling area.  After that it was clean up day at the house, and it is cleaner - I have to vacuum later in the week, but it's ready for guests.  Saturday night was a nightmare at a local diner now pub(!) overspent on mussels and a burger ($60!).  No movie on Saturday - was too tired. 

Was up early Sunday, got the Ethan Allen chair for Jenni ($1.15 at auction) and got it up in the train attic after much finagling......but it's up there and she loves it.  Tried to put a new light fixture in the bathroom and SURPRISE!  the box isn't secured to anything....WTH?  The fixture is up, I'll have to fix that on Saturday.....oy...the future SIL helped me, so it was all good.
Did some shopping for Mom and us, the Christmas tree is up and lit with new LED lights and ready to have the family decorate it on Thanksgiving Day while I cook.  Got Jenni's laundry done for her while napping and was home by 1230 ish.

Mom and my sister are at U of Penn for her cardiologist all is going well.

Good to see you, Roy - Prayers for your quick healing and recovery

Continued prayers for your Dad, MartyE

Chief - that is some big bear right there

Back to work 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 23, 2020 3:33 PM
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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:18 AM

Morning. Near freezing earlier. 49 now. Errands to run today. Lots of driving. Unload truck of power tools in front passenger floor. Recharge batteries.
Unload 2X6's not used.

Virus setting records in NC. Gov not backing down on phase but issuing orders on mask mandate. Businesses and etc. have to require all customers to wear or get fined. If don't comply, shut down for three days in a row. This is especially for private schools. Some private schools have defied the mask and social distance rules.

Have a great and safe day.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:34 AM

Mornin' all!

Chilly this morning, about 33° when I got the boys up at 6:30. Supposed to go up to 47°, not sure if it'll make it there.

Well, to be honest, I got Corey up, Tyler was up all night working on stuff for his photo class. He actually had me modeling a watch last night, had to put on a suit and tie to do it. If I get a copy of it I'll post it.

I mentioned cleaning up in the attic, I gathered all of the tools, but haven't put them away yet. I arranged them to make sure I had everything, here's what I used:



That's everything, including the shop vac and saws all (in the black case) at the top and the circular saw in the black case at the bottom. Here's a closer shot of the hand tools:



Tyler just got me a copy of the hands shot - I need to shrink it and load it to my album.

Man I'm having trouble concentrating this week at work. One of the drawbacks to working at a small place is that there's no let up, and here the owner doesn't seem to get the idea of giving people time to breathe. I'll be happy when Thanksgiving is here.

Have a good one!

Spank


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:49 AM

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:10 AM

For my annual trip to my brothers family in Oregon for Christmas my sister in law has bought into the hype 100%. And she rules the house. So I wonder what restrictions there will be.

I hate flying, I get motion sick if I read so to keep from dying of boredom I eat during the flight, I wonder how that's going to go.

And the direct flight I had from Burbank to Portland Alaska Airlines changed to I now have to go to Seattle and then back to Portland. Because of much less flights now because less people are flying.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:54 AM

Well, Lady Firestorm and I aren't going anywhere this year.  Usually we head up to Pennsylvania to my sister-in-law's for a visit with her delightful family, a great meal, and then on Friday a trip to Lansdale for a raid at Henning's Trains.  Needless to say the plague's ruined that plan this time around.

So on Thursday we're doing something different.  Since we have turkey fairly often I'm barbequeing chicken drumsticks for the wife and some quarter-pound burgers for me.  Nothing like hot charcoal on a chilly day anyway!  

"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!"

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:56 AM

Good Morning!!

Birthday party for Jenni's nephew went very well, Jenni's sister served us steak and potatoes and we had cake afterwards.  Was home by 1130.

One of our ferals has probably died, she was sick but we couldn't catch her. She was lethargic Sunday night and I haven't seen her since.  The cat vet said unless we trapped her, there was nothing she could do.  and we still have 3 full time and 1 part time cats here.  I'll look for her later today.

Today, we'll be getting the ornaments from the attic and a few other items for the tree and try to stage them in the living room and vacuum the kitchen and living room then mop the kitchen.  Mom has the ham marinating now, I'll prep the turkey tomorrow night.

Sunny and 50 today.

Prayers for Marty's Dad and Roy.


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:00 AM

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Posted by MartyE on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:28 AM

AFternoon all.

 

Well dad is back at the assisted living.  He will need PT to get his strength back and get moving again but hopefully the worst is over.

Good to see Roy posting.  Continued good thoughts for Roy!.  You got a road ahead of you but it sounds like you are headed in the right direction.

Temps will be moderate here for TG.  Looks like it;s just me and the kids for dinner which is fine.

I hope everyone stays safe and many thanks for the well wishes for dad.  It is really appreciated!

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:02 PM

Flintlock76
Nothing like hot charcoal on a chilly day anyway!

Throw in a cold beer or a well-aged single malt scotch with a splash of water, and you're set!

Spank


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:37 PM

DJSpanky

 

 
Flintlock76
Nothing like hot charcoal on a chilly day anyway!

 

Throw in a cold beer or a well-aged single malt scotch with a splash of water, and you're set!

 

I get where you're comin' from!  I don't have any scotch around but I DO have a bottle of "Virginia Gentleman" bourbon.  It's so good one doesn't want to spoil it with a splash!  And since I'm not driving anyway...  Wink

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:20 PM

Flintlock76
I get where you're comin' from! I don't have any scotch around but I DO have a bottle of "Virginia Gentleman" bourbon. It's so good one doesn't want to spoil it with a splash! And since I'm not driving anyway...

Okay, when should I come over?

Spank


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:42 PM

Anytime man!  Jersey folks are always welcome!  And bring the 'Devil with you too!   Wink

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Posted by dougdagrump on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:26 PM

Flintlock76

Anytime man!  Jersey folks are always welcome!  And bring the 'Devil with you too!   Wink

 

Damn, That sounds like material for a song !

Oh wait a minute, you live in Virginia not Georgia. Clown

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:51 PM

dougdagrump
Oh wait a minute, you live in Virginia not Georgia.

Quite true, but when the Devil went down to Georgia he must have gone through Virginia.  Why do I say that?  Well, just north of here there's a Route 666! 

Say, how'd you folks like to see our latest club newsletter?  I'm going to blow my cover and admit I'm in it, last group of three photos, I'm on the left with the Atlas catalog. 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:49 PM

Good evening from a clear 40°F Southern Ohio, 

Been super busy at work and working on the kitchen redo. 

Chief – Big bear 

Roy – So good you are doing better.  You are still in my prayers 

May God bless you and you families 

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Posted by Banks on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:19 PM

Hello there,

Started this last night but crashed.

Marty.....Prayers  for dad
Roy......thanks for the update,  continued Prayers.

Chief........nice bear.

Wuhan is rampant here. Grandkids are on virtual learning til further notice. Several acquaintances have it. Mrs and I  stocked up last week with the plan of avoiding stores for a while. With much chagrin we've decided to forgo the clan gathering for Thanksgiving.

Been reading without taking time to reply. Looked for my last post and found it on Veterans Day, time flies.

Been busy with winter and Holiday prep. Grandson was here Saturday helping to gather leaves.

Mrs' bum knee is slightly improved.



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

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:18 AM

Mornin' boys.  Mostly cloudy and 35 in the Potomac Highlands.  Will be headed to Prego Princess palace in a bit to help move a fridge.

Had a nice visit from FifePup and his fiance'.  They gave me my Christmas gift early; Apple iPad.  It's gonna take me a while to figure out the features, but I was just happy to get some video footage of the layout.  Mainly, he bought it for me so we can face-time.  Dropped them off to his Aunt, then I went and scooped up Youngest Princess from college.  We supped on bbq wings and crab dip fries, at a local pub.

Focus on happy, when you can.

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Posted by MartyE on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:04 AM

Morning all

iPads are fun but remember to put it down once in a while.  LOL!

Not much new with dad.  He's doing fine but sounds a bit depressed.  Can't say I blame him.  8 residents have passed in that home and over 1/2 are sick in one stage or another.  I'm very thankful so far he seems to be riding this out.

Dreary next few days but warmer temps.

I probably won't be on much next few days so if I don't log in before have a great and safe Thanksgiving.

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:30 AM

Morning.  Chilly 55 by now.  Cooked hot sausage patties and biscuits with OJ to drink.  

 

Errands and chores.  Train Box and put new husky stack on the track.  My "supplier" is a relocated Yankee.  His daughter from LA area is here helping him.  We chatted a lot.  Seems he has it all but disorganized.  She is trying to help with that.  Why sometimes he ships one item and then later gets to ship the other item I asked for.  Great guy.  She says they are real busy so that is good.

 

We found out why I was having door lock problem with 97 Chevy.  Power locks and key fob would not unlock and lock doors.  Key felt like it was going to break to open.  Driver's side lock switch was rubbing the trim.  Holding it in the locked position.  A little WD40 and it releases.  Later, body shop guy is going to remove door panel and we'll adjust. 

 

Hope all have a great Thanksgiving.  Wifey going to bake today. 

 

Stay well and safe.

 

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Posted by MichRR714 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:58 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends here on CTT.

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