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Jeffreys Track Side Diner - May, 2019: Utah... 150th anniversary of Golden Spike Locked

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:23 PM

Hate to be a post hog, but someone has to do it.  It's a beautiful night.  I think everyone's barbecuing.  Sad I feel left out, I have nothing to barbecue.

If I had one of Lions wildebeest slabs I just ran out of,  I would have something to barbecue, and a quick flip over.

Lion,  can you send me another gross of those on dry ice.... I never tasted anything so good.... The checks in the mail.

TF

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Posted by up831 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:39 PM

Hi everyone,

GMT: Yeah, A Head Rings Out is far more well known and a good LP, but I still like Getting to This.  Whatever floats your boat.  It's all good.  Moby Grape was also a good album.  The only song I remember from it is Omaha.  Skip Spence was the original drummer for Jefferson Airplane, but left and switched to guitar with Moby Grape.  

Over the weekend,  we went to a friend's daughter's high school graduation.  Very interesting.  It was a far cry from when I went to high school.  The most notable thing to me was all the decorations on their mortar boards.  Some had which university they were going to attend next fall.  Some had witty sayings, etc.  Another thing was all the honors regalia.  There were cords, stoles, and medals for you name it.  I saw a couple of kids with serapes for stoles.  

Hello to everyone.

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:35 PM

SeeYou190

Garry, I have been back at work... so sad.  I miss vacation. -Kevin  

 

Guess what retirement is like!  Every morning I wake up with a full day of .... whatever I want to do.  Vacation every day.

I wish I had retired when I graduated from college.

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:33 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and leave a stein outside for Ulrich.

 I am not a person that panic easily but felt like I was having a panic attack most of the day. Some kind animal or animal's are in the attic and is very noisy. My wife called me at work and sweared it or them where in the house! Darn near closed the store to fight off the inavders! Did stay till closing and got a $2900 sale. Got home and there where no intruders.

 While my wife is nuts there are some animal's up there. Just not sure what to do.

 Jan I sent you a PM.

 Richard Thank you for the words of encouragement!

 Gary What photo hosting site are you using? I need to get a new one.

 Later, Ken

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Posted by GMTRacing on Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:20 AM

Good Morning All,

    Another rainy day. I am glad we held the trucks back from prestaging at the track though. The field they use is usually a quagmire after a few days rain and we've had lots and lots the last few weeks. Registration opens at 8am and load in begins at 9am so we are in good shape since we don't go on track until 9am Friday. 

   Ken - I'm really proud you're hanging in there. Some of us know how tough it is to quit. I am not sure what you can do to deter those critters especially with the soffits opened up. I've never found a good way to totally stop racoons or squirrels if they have a way in. The only deterence on the farm was the CFO and her Marlin22 cal. 

   Tried moulding a frog in place on the shorted track last night. I had to cut the whole thing out in the first place because the rails behind the frog were dead shorted. Not sure how it will work out with the mould but we shall see. I used epoxy but it seems hard to get the right consistency to avoid running all over and still get a good piece poured without voids. If this doesn't do I ,may have to just cut the whole turnout up and replace it. At the price they get for PECO turnouts these days, I don't want to scrap it. 

   9 to 5 is a distant memory for me as it probably is for anyone who had their own business. On the other hand, I'm still enjoying what I do and I'm not ready to retire. Retirement of course is when you are still just as busy but it is everyone elses stuff and you don't get paid for it. As in "Hey you're retired right? Can you pop over and give me a hand with......... Not to mention the ever expanding Honeydo lists. Nope, for many of us, gainful employment is easier even with the hours. 

   Well, as they say, off to the races.  CUL, J.R.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:30 AM

York1
Guess what retirement is like!  Every morning I wake up with a full day of .... whatever I want to do.  Vacation every day.

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Yeah, my wife "retired" 18 months ago. It looks like a great lifestyle.

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My targetted retirement date according to the company computer for such nonsense is July 3rd, 2035. That seems like forever away. I hope to retire about ten years prior to that date.

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We will see how that goes.

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-Kevin

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:57 AM

SeeYou190

My targetted retirement date according to the company computer for such nonsense is July 3rd, 2035. That seems like forever away. I hope to retire about ten years prior to that date.

You still have that long! No offense intended (people get offended easily when age is is involved!) but I would have though you were a bit closer to retirement!

Regards, Isaac

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:18 AM

Good morning, everyone.  It's a beautiful, cool, clear morning here, but more storms are expected later today.  Hopefully no more tornados (tornadoes?).

You guys have made me nervous about my attic.  I went out yesterday and closely checked every inch of soffit.  So far, so good.  We have dozens of squirrels in our yard because of all my wife's bird feeders.

This reminds me of when I was a kid, our pastor had gotten tired of all the pigeons on the church, making huge messes on the entryways and cars.  He tried solving the issue one day with his .22, but the police saw him and he got a ticket for discharging a firearm in city limits.  Everyone had a laugh, but the pigeons stayed for years.

Finally finished the gas station.  I'm taking the advice several of you gave me to get several layout projects going at once, so when I get tired of one thing, I don't just quit everything for a while.  Using a computer printer also worked well on the gas station signs -- I had a terrible time trying to make N Scale gas station details look good.

Last night, I read that UP's Big Boy will probably be in Omaha for the Railroad Days festival, July 13-14.  That means it will pass about 45 miles from me gettting from Cheyenne to Omaha.  Can't wait to see it.  If you are near Omaha, that festival is worth the time.  UP's old art deco Union Station is completely restored, and there are shuttles from there to the UP museum in Council Bluffs, and to a large garden train display at the botanical gardens.  I know, I know, it's all about those yeller things, but it's still worth seeing!

Durham Museum (Union Pacific's old Union Station)

 

Just finished my bacon and eggs, and I'm on my second large cup of coffee.  Daisy the dog is begging to go for a walk.  Hope everyone has a good day.

 

John

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:52 AM

SPSOT fan
I would have though you were a bit closer to retirement!

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I just turned 51 earlier this year. 67.5 is my targetted retirement age, but I am 99% sure I can get done by 62.5, and 50% sure that retirement at 55 is possible.

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I am on a good track to make that happen.

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I raised three daughters, that can age a man quickly!

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-Kevin

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Posted by Water Level Route on Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:29 AM

SeeYou190
I raised three daughters, that can age a man quickly!

No kidding!  I see what two have done to me.  Feeling your pain here.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:57 AM

Well, Kevin, when your in high school like me 51 is pretty old, but not that much. You seem to have as much fun as any old retired fellow, going on cross country hobby shop trips and such!

Regards, Isaac

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:38 PM

SPSOT fan
Well, Kevin, when your in high school like me 51 is pretty old, but not that much. You seem to have as much fun as any old retired fellow, going on cross country hobby shop trips and such!

 

Be careful.  If you're like me, you will go to sleep one night soon, and wake up at age 67.

My wife and I were just talking about this yesterday going to see grandkids.  It's amazing how fast everything went.  It seems like last week I was loading three little girls into my pickup to go to school.  This week, they all have their own children.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:00 PM

Becarefull John, I went to bed one night, I think it was sometime in June? Whistling and I woke up the next morning 70 yrs old!  Surprise

That UP station is a WOW!  It looks like something from a video game!

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:41 PM

Good evening, everyone —

Here's a bit of tongue-in-cheek entertainment courtesy the British Transport agency:

"If you take care of the seconds, the minutes will take care of themselves"—

Must stay on schedule.

Enjoy, Ed

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:36 PM

Howdy. 

Now we are in Cincinnati where our granddaughter is graduating from high school. 

Too much stuff going on ; so I have no model railroad progress to report.

 

Ken .. I use Flickr .

 

cheers  

GARRY

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:45 PM

Wow, it looks like a light blue for the wall color of my new train room.  I can trim the background photos and have a good backdrop along the walls.

Not long now.  I will have a new train room soon.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:19 PM

Sorry,  I haven't read anything tonight. 

More comfort food,  I think I learned that label from Dave.

All I wanted for dinner tonight was macaroni and cheese.  I only had a little trailer cheese left.  I added Philadelphia cream cheese and some shredded mix Mexican cheese. It worked.

I added Judy's hundred percent beef wieners to make polka dot macaroni and cheese.

It was one of the better macaroni and cheeses,  sometimes soft food is the bestDinner

TF

 

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:16 PM

Track fiddler
All I wanted for dinner tonight was macaroni and cheese.  I only had a little trailer cheese left.  I added Philadelphia cream cheese and some shredded mix Mexican cheese. It worked.

Looks yummy!

We rent a cottage for a week every summer and one of our favourite vacation meals is mac and cheese with weiners. We add lots of extra cheese too! My wife loves to add peas. I don't mind but our son, who often shares the cottage with us, hates them!

Now I'm hungry!

Cheers TF,

Dave

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:36 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer Jan some rocket fuel and leave a stein outside for Ulrich.

 Over all pretty uneventful day thank goodness. No panic attacks and farily quite in the attic. Found a U-Tube video of coyote's sounds that is a hour long. That seemed to help!

 Bought a good flashlight from Haubor Freight This sucker is bright, think it is around 580 lumas. I will be heading up to the attic to see what the heck is up there Friday or Saturday.

 Jan Thank You for taking the time to talk with me tonight! You have gave me a few ideas and better idea of what I am up aginst.

 None smoking for 23 days now! Big Smile Ture test will me this coming Monday, I have to work with Nancy! Bang Head If that does not drive me to fire one up, nothing will!

 Later, Ken

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:42 PM

cudaken
 None smoking for 23 days now!

Way to go Ken!!!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 24, 2019 6:44 AM

Track fiddler
polka dot macaroni and cheese.

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I have not had Polka Dot Mac & Cheese since my youngest daughter was in middle school, now suddenly I am craving some.

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Ah, the power of suggestion.

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-Kevin

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Posted by up831 on Friday, May 24, 2019 6:55 AM

Good morning Diners,

Yes, kudos to Ken.  Stay with it!  There's light at the end of the tunnel, and you can do it.

Mac n cheese with hot dogs.  An absolute cholesterol rush, but boy are they good!

Before I stopped eating wheat, I would take the dogs, slice them into quarter inch thick little discs, and put them on the griddle until they just started to get a hint of black (like on a grill). Then join them in the Mac n cheese and viola! (I know, it's "Voila." Go with it).  I've made it a couple of times using corn based macaroni, but it just isn't the same.

Hello to everyone, and I hope you are all OK and safe.

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, May 24, 2019 7:15 AM

LIONS DO NOT EAT CHEESE!

 

Give  me RARE WILDEBEEST and I'll not have to eat you.

 

ROARING

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Posted by York1 on Friday, May 24, 2019 9:31 AM

BroadwayLion

LIONS DO NOT EAT CHEESE!  Give  me RARE WILDEBEEST and I'll not have to eat you

I bet the cooks at the monestery love serving you food with cheese.

Ken, congratulations.  I remember there were times after months or years where the craving was still there, but it was easier the longer it went.  Also, I use imgur.com for photos.

Track Fiddler, I hadn't had Mac 'n Cheese for years.  Then we babysat some grandkids for a week, and they wanted it every day.  I think that's the only thing the one-year-old would eat.

We had thunder all night with light rain.  It stopped long enough this morning for me to walk.  Lots of area farms will not be growing corn this year if they don't get planted soon.  Fields are muddy.

The trail I use is an abandoned rail line, but it is paved and about 10 feet wide.  Very nice.  The paving means no mud and no unevenness to trip old people like me.  The town does a good job of keeping it up, and it goes through woods, so there are a lot of birds to be seen.

Have a great Friday, everyone.

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Friday, May 24, 2019 9:32 AM

cudaken
. . .True test will me this coming Monday, I have to work with Nancy! Bang Head If that does not drive me to fire one up, nothing will!

If you have to bring the sticks to work, put them in your trunk. This way you will have multiple opportunities to re-think a decision to light up again.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, May 24, 2019 10:01 AM

Don't bring them at all.

You are much bigger (and brighter) than those sticks!

Now have some Wildebeest!

 

ROAR

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Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 24, 2019 10:33 AM

I brought up neighborhood bar and grilles in another thread, and I got to wondering, does anyone want to share their favorites?

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The BEST local neighborhood bar and grille I have ever found is in Fort Madison, Iowa. It is called Cabaret, and is on the corner of 14th Street and Avenue G. I first visited there 25 years ago, and it has not changed at all since then.

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There is good reason for you to pass through Fort Madison, Iowa on your travels. Santa Fe 4-8-4 number 2913 is on public display, and the Santa Fe shops are in town. Lots of stuff to see. Not a full day, but worth a drive out of the way to get to. Then you can enjoy those unbeleivably good tacos at Cabaret.

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Any other good bar and grille shares?

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-Kevin

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Friday, May 24, 2019 10:42 AM

cudaken

None smoking for 23 days now!  True test will me this coming Monday, I have to work with Nancy! If that does not drive me to fire one up, nothing will!

Remember, Steam engines puff smoke! You are not a steam engine, therefore you do not puff smoke! I say get rid of the death sticks! (He he, Star Wars reference!) Don’t even put them in the car, don’t even put them in the house! Fill your trunk with LION’s Wildebeast!

We’re all rooting for you Ken! Your example is a bright spot in all the sad stories of addiction!

Regards, Isaac

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Friday, May 24, 2019 11:56 AM

Morning,

Been a while. Was busy on call last week, Mrs MLC had arm surgery this past Wed, that all went well. 

 

Been fighting the new phone system at w*rk , the contractors that did some cross connecting to the new voice gateways ( analog to VOIP converter).  flip flopped some patient room phones. So if you called room 344 it rang in 345. Somehow i got tasked with phones this week.

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, May 24, 2019 12:23 PM

York1
I bet the cooks at the monestery love serving you food with cheese.

 

Actually, they make cheese free dished for those of us who eat not cheese.

 

ROAR

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Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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