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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:25 PM

Afternoon folks!

Sunny and warm - low 90's today and future til Wed cool front. Kinda hoomid.

Not much to report. Doc appts yesterday - all ok. Getting some right arm range back finally so good news is the damaged nerve is slowly healing. Pain is the same unfortunately. Next appts in 6 weeks. Still dealing with the extreme fatigue this past week now. Longest bad period in months - was not prepared for that as finished radiation in Jan. oh well, they said it would take 12-18 months - onward!

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:24 PM

Roy - Did you show the Doc the pic of you up on skis...?

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:59 PM
Last night was a disaster.  Had some bug.  Upset tummy until late.  Gave out.  Wifey was up helping me get to bathroom. 02 concentrator was acting up.
 
Made I to the back and in the office. I hope I can keep this up. New O2 concentrator. Loud. Working right though.

Watched TV and napped a lot. So did Wifey as she didn't sleep well due to me not doing good.

Boiled cabbage I smell. Had BoJ's ham and cheese biscuit for breakfast and pinto beans for lunch. Large frappe for snack.

Later
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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:03 PM

Fife - haha - told him about it - he is much younger and said he cannot ski so I kept the pics to myself Wink

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, September 17, 2021 10:34 AM

Today I'm going to Olive Garden for the all you can eat soup and salid, then to a memorial for a lady I knew. She was 87 which is old but she was fine then got the virus which led to phumonia. Phumonia kills a lot of old people.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, September 17, 2021 1:10 PM

Good afternoon,

Tree guys showed up today and after 3 hours of trimming the 2 oaks west of the shed and all the trees west of the house, all are now trimmed way back. The standing dead that could hit the house are down. So glad that is over with. That 50' boom truck is the bomb!!  Made for a huge burn pile up at Brain's and I got a good day of cutting to length and splitting to do when it cools down some. Yes Time to relax.  Wink

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, September 17, 2021 8:15 PM

Made it to the back. Rested and napped after nurse visit and did my exercises. Now back to the couch for the night.

Hope all are OK and sleep well.

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:14 AM

No post for 13 hours.

Sat & Sun 84

Today I should finish track laying on my layout expansion, 2 meandering loops with a crossover. A reverse loop, and a 4 track yard. 2 double ended passing sidings although they aren't really train length and 1 long spur. 13 switches, one train crosses over the other in 2 paces. I bought the track years ago and have 3 lengths of Gargraves left over. This is my last layout and no changes are expected.And my first good size layout.

ABC TV is giving it all they got to keep the hysteria going with one quack doctor after another.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 19, 2021 8:10 AM

Mornin' guys and gal(s).  Sunny and pleasant along the Allegany front range.  Just going to rest up today, as Ms. Kelly is feeling a little under the weather, and I've been on the train Friday and Saturday.  Good NASCAR races at Bristol, along with some hurt feelings.Laugh  

Nothing new in the train room, however my engineer buddy came over this week with some MARX trains he wanted to stretch out on the layout.  This was circa '39 stuff, and darn near the size of the AF S-gauge equipment I run. 

Angel for Chief's continued progress, and everyone else on the mend (physically and Broken Heart).

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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:14 PM
Howdy all!
 
Drove back from VA on Friday - was a long trip, hit multiple pockets of congestion. Backed me up enough that when I hit 287 in NJ rush hour had just started. Yuck. Took almost an hour longer than normal.
 
I then spent Friday evening prepping for Saturday. My new Weber Q grill was in, so I had to assemble and get it ready for transport. Then I had to pull out my speakers and charge them, after which I grilled some hamburgers for dinner. Then I had to do food prep: the mixture for the brats (vidalia onions, garlic and butter) and the spice mixture for the corn. Got to bed way too late, ~1:20, then up at a little after 7 to start packing the car. Got on the road just after 9
 
But, damn! It was good to finally be back at a tailgate. Cracked that elusive first beer shortly after 10, got the grills going, the music pumping, the canopy up. My partner in crime cooked way too much food yesterday, he knew he had too much but went ahead and did it anyway. I talked with him about it, hopefully he avoids that in the future. We had a very small group, 14, with a few more who stopped by to visit and for food and drink. And it got warm, really glad we had the canopies.
 
So this was the first time I've attended a Rutgers home game since October 19th, 2019. Well, I did go to tailgates later in November of that year, but the team was so horrific we didn't even go into a game. Anyway, it was exciting to see a Rutgers victory in person for the first time since August 30th, 2019. And a convincing one at that. We knocked off Delaware 45-13. The improvement is noticeable. The next 3 weeks are a challenge, as we face @Michigan, Ohio State and @Michigan State. I don't think we'll win any of those games, but we'll see.
 
Corey has his Confirmation this coming Saturday; we're busy getting the house cleaned up for that. Part of that is moving the work I've been doing for the abutments for the viaduct up to the attic. The good thing is that the attic should now be cool enough to continue with this work. And it will give me more space to work up there, I may even consider bringing the band saw up there. We'll see. Need to check wood prices to see if they're on their way back down. Another project sitting up there in the attic is rebuilding the center boards for the Christmas Layout. I want to use a heavier grade of plywood so that I can get rid of the flex caused by stepping on it. I left those sections up there after taking it down just so I could get that done this year.

Have a good one!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 20, 2021 10:35 AM

V8Vega
ABC TV is giving it all they got to keep the hysteria going with one quack doctor after another.

Yeah, most of the mainline media's doing it.  Without Donald Trump to shriek about constantly they've got to shriek about something to keep the ratings up, and never mind the damage they do from the panic they cause.  

Ted Koppel and Megyn Kelly both said when Trump was out of office the mainline media's ratings were going to drop precipitously.  They were right. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, September 20, 2021 2:42 PM

Afternoon all!

Been laying low and taking it easy. Nothing to say.

Enjoyed the NASCAR races this past weekend. Some good bump and run/passing. Races were quite competitive for once.

Regards, Roy

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:20 AM

Tue 101 Wed. 103 then cooler probably from now on.

I'm poor on electrical. I am wiring for dual cab block control like the HO guys did before DCC. For my expansion I have 3 sidings with toggle switches and one mainline block to wire and buss all around. 

But 1st I have to wash the wheels on my Del Sol.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:54 AM

Good morning folks!

Cool front rolled through a little while ago - 77 right now - it hit 100 yesterday, but only the 8th 100 day this year - quite a bit below normal.

Slept a bit better last night for first time in over a week - was only up twice.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:08 AM

Happy Fall, y'all! Zapping some rusty spots on patio furniture, ahead of storage.

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:30 AM

Same cold front hit us Roy, 67 right now and I like it. It also gave us a much needed inch of rain. Yes Storm

Called today to set up getting our flu shots. I also need the shingles shots but not sure if I want to do both at once. My old shingles shot is now been 5 years ago so I am ready for the new one.

Working on moving the license plate mount on the UTV trailer. Where they have it it gets all the stuff coming off the tire and is so close to the ground it gets bent everytime I use the trailer. Going to put it on the gate ramp but figuring out the plate light will be the trick. I have a neat LED light and thinking of using some super flex train wire to feed it because of the gate going up and down?

Finished clearing the area for the SIL's deer stand yesterday so we can put it up this weekend.

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:48 AM

Mornin' guys and gal(s). Rain and 67 (along with a flash flood warning) along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Glad I got all the yardwork done yesterday. Couple of trees out back are just starting to change, so maybe a normal fall foliage season this year. 

Spent afternoon at Ridgeley, lending a helping/guiding hand on some matters. I'm trying to encourage fellowship between the two scenic railroads, whenever I can.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:27 AM

59 heading to 68 on The North Bluff and cloudy. Fife, the Shagbark Hickory and the Ironwood trees are turning here.

Testing the heat cycle out on the HVAC. Wink

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:17 AM
Good Morning

Vacation was great, Thursday and Friday were cloudy and breezy, temps in the high 70s and low 80s, very comfortable.  Friday, we did walk through voting on NJ State Fireman's issues, then I was done for the weekend.  Lots of food and great camaraderie, boardwalk and some pool time as well.  The ride home was topless and very enjoyable.  The road runner never missed a beat.

Met up with Larry at his train store (Holly Beach) on Saturday and spent about $150, my order for TOFC in the Pennsy/Reading SeaShore Lines livery will be in this week.  So, even though I'm not in Wildwood, the spending continues...lol.

Was up early Monday for a 2 car MVA, 4 sub 18 year olds and a 41 y/o in a pick up.  Head on collision.  3 MediVac choppers were dispatched, I was on the fire protection line in front of the Landing Zone (LZ).  No cause, yet.  I missed the accident scene engine as I was held up by school buses.  Obviously, I made the truck for LZ protection.

Mom had a minor accident on Saturday, a white Honda on a hit and run.  Mom is ok, I'm looking for the POS that hit her.  Body Shop visit for her Mustang resulted in a $2400 estimate, they are booked until October.

Yesterday took Mom to pay some bills after work, then ran over to Jenni's for yard work.  Got finished after dark.  A little more to do, but it is better than it was.

Discussed plans for the wedding and the honeymoon.  Got home at midnight.

Sunny now, 80s.  Rain tonight and tomorrow.  I have a softball dinner at 6, so I'll be out for that.  Jenni's for a bit after.  Home early, I hope.

Fife - nice work on the "olive branch" attempt.
 
Prayers for Chief, Roy and all in need.

back to work

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:27 AM

Good morning all! Cool mornings and highs of low 80's next few days - then back to low 90's. Sun sun sun!

Had a pretty decent day yesterday. Got back on the El Camino project. Got the new headliner installed and all interior trim cleaned & reinstalled. Quite a chore and took all day. But it looks good. The headliner has been out for over 20 years as it came apart when the foam (fabric backing) deteriorated and the fabric fell off. Next steps for interior are carpet, refurb or replace door panels/armrests, and possibly seat covers. It is amazing how well those velour seat covers have held up over 37 yrs, over half of them in blistering heat. At the time I bought it I wondered how that 'cheap' fabric would hold up. Anyhoo - the interior is on hold as I tackle some exterior projects - possibly starting with a repaint of the roof. Also need to go and get the inspection done.

Thanks Anj!

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:37 AM

I saw the famous movie Grapes of Wrath last night. I'm glad I saw it but not anxious to watch again. They talk funny, unattractive people, desperatly poor.

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:44 PM

Well, the Joad family's plights are definitely what come to most people's minds these days when they hear "dust bowl" and "great depression".

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:03 AM

Morning all!

Sunny and cool as predicted. Warmer later. State Fair of Texas starts tomorrow and runs through mid-Oct. Got our free passes from Chevrolet Truck Legends club. You can join when your Chevy truck (my '09 Tahoe) is over 100K miles. I've been a member for 4 years. The '84 El Cam and '01 GMC do not count - but I have three GM vehicles with the '09 Tahoe over 100K. Daughter's '10 Malibu is near 100K, son's '12 Jeep is over 100K. The '15 MDX is nearing 50K.

On that note - the El Cam passed State safety inspection and emissions visual inspection yesterday with no issues. The odometer on the El Cam tops out at 99,999.9 miles - as did most of earlier times - since vehicles rarely made it past 99K miles before they simply fell apart (So maybe newer vehicles are built better?). So the inspector asked "what is the mileage" for the records as only 13K showing on the odo. Told him it was only 113K as it sat for so many years.

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Posted by V8Vega on Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:12 PM

On my layout expansion one loop has been operational for quite awhile, I'm doing the 2nd loop now. Just finished the track work on the 2nd loop. Now wiring, the control panel is made I have to add and wire 3 toggles and the buss wires.

I have read a 100 times to keep your wiring neat and to label everything. I have kept the wiring simple as I don't like it but still like many it's a rats nest.

Today I went to Home Depot and Autozone for wires, Autozone for more flexable to go to the control panel and toggles. On the way home I went to a Italian restraunt buffet.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:06 PM

Good Evening,

I don't have much, but thought it should be shared......

I talked to the Chief this past Saturday and he was in the hospital.  I knew he was having a problem with "Stamina", and been in the house pretty much all the time.  He has a PT person come out a couple times a week, and has also had a nurse coming by to treat bed sores.  Anyway, last Sat, he was having trouble getting up, Pam tried to help, but couldn't.  So the Paramedics were called and he was taken to hosp.,because his Oxy levels were low.  Then he was given a transfusion upon arrival.  On Saturday he was feeling a lot better, and that's when I talked to him.  He said then he hoped to be going back home later in the day or Sunday.

Then I found out TODAY, he is still there.  He has had another transfusion, and still having a significant Stamina issue.  He wasn't real clear on any specific diagnosis, but just the Stamina and Oxy levels.  I have tried calling his wife a few times at home, didn't want to interupt her at the hospital, or calling him in case he is resting.

So, when I hear some more information I WILL post it.  For the short term, thoughts and prayers will certainly help.

Don

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, September 24, 2021 5:49 AM

Thank you so much for the update, Don. We'll all have continued Angel for Chief.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:52 AM

Thank you Don!

Prayers for Frank! Angel

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, September 24, 2021 3:04 PM

Thanks, Don!!

 

Angel for the Chief!!

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Posted by dbaker48 on Friday, September 24, 2021 3:12 PM

Good Afternoon,

Just talked to the Chief, sounds a LOT better today!  Sounds like after a conversation with his Dr., they plan on him going to a Rehab facility before going home.  Probably a very good idea!  Will definitely make things better for Pam, and he will get more frequent PT treatments.  He was glad to get the call!  He did say it helped with the boredom.

Take care all and be safe!

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, September 24, 2021 4:35 PM

Don thanks for the update, been posting them over at the Coffee Pot

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