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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:31 PM

BATMAN

Henry, I just looked at the weather for this weekend and they are expecting two feet of snow.Surprise I guess we are taking the truck.

 

 

Well Brent..... The main question is.  Did you enjoy your 4 days of SummerHuh?Laugh

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:44 PM

Brent: Part of me just can't grasp that there is a whole country full of people living North of Maine-Minnesota-Montana

brrrrrrr

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:04 PM

I was going through pictures from the previous couple of weeks...

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Look at this picture I took near Garry's house in Kentucky. It is so perfect it almost does not look real. Garry truly lives in one of the most beautiful areas I have visited.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:14 PM

BigDaddy

Brent Part of me just can't grasp that there is a whole country full of people living North of Maine-Minnesota-Montana

 

 

Montana Minnesota and Maine is the division line.  You really don't have to live north of here to get The Frigid North Air.  Canada dumps it down on us northern state guys every year.  Mainly coldest in the middle,  Minnesota, International Falls.

Still I like the Canadians ah.  I have friends in International Falls and I have friends in Ontario.  Cold is cold.  Us Northerners all put on our red lined Carhartts when it drops to 20 below or more.  Otherwise I wear the black ones.  You get too hot in the red ones if it's not cold enough.

I've seen 60 below actual, 90 below wind chill in the International Falls area.

That was thanks to our good friends in Canada.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:23 PM

Track fiddler
I've seen 60 below actual, 90 below wind chill in the International Falls area.

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I do not own any long sleeve shirts that are not dress shirts. The only jackets I own are parts of suits.

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I own two long pants that are not suit pants.

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I do not know how you guys can deal with that.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:39 PM

Oh come on Kevin you were a Wisconsin boy before you lived in Florida.

You used to live on the division line.

 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:39 PM

BigDaddy

Brent: Part of me just can't grasp that there is a whole country full of people living North of Maine-Minnesota-Montana

brrrrrrr

 

Laugh I always get a kick out of some of you guys saying you're going up North meaning all the way to Ohio or somewhere. To us, up north is North of the B.C. Yukon border and the far North is North of the Arctic circle. Of course, if you go right through Canada in the right direction you end up back in the United States in Alaska.

TF, yup could be a long drive through the Rockies, oh well I have done it many a time in -40 and lots of snow. Just think hot springs.ParadiseLaugh

You haven't experienced flying until you have landed and taken off from an ice or dirt runway in a 737.

Ice runway.

Brent

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:50 PM

Track fiddler
I've seen 60 below actual, 90 below wind chill in the International Falls area.

So why are you complaining about the weather that Canada sends you?!? The coldest place on record in Ontario (Sioux Lookout I belive) doesn't get any colder than what you have experienced in International Falls.

As far as cold weather goes, it just doesn't bother me. Would I rather be sitting on the deck in warm weather? Well of course yes! However, cold winters are a given if you live in Canada, so why complain? The only part of winter that I don't like is when we get freezing rainGrumpy. That used to be pretty rare but thanks to global warming ice storms are becoming much more frequent.

Actually, I think we have it rather good here in Ontario. For the most part the weather is quite nice. The risk of tornadoes and hurricanes is minimal. There are very few poisonous insects or animals. Getting eaten by a bear only happens once every few years!Smile, Wink & Grin The crime rate is very low even when taking the recent multiple shootings in Toronto into account. We have great health care that costs us practically nothing up front. We have a good education system, and our tax rates are reasonable. I'll take a little cold weather in exchange for that any day!

Cheers!!

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Posted by maxman on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:56 PM

BATMAN

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=eGaGqjsihrs

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:02 PM

I ain't complaining.  Maybe you misread me.  I like it.  I hate that 90° hot and humid crap.  I turn into a slow-moving turtle.

I like the cold days better than the hot and humid 4 days of summer.  I really do.  I could be known as The Iceman.

Fall, way cool.  I wish I could pick a climate to live in that was fall all year round.  

 

All said and done, I would pick cold over hot.

 

 

Good thing Jets have reverse engines.  I've landed on icy runways like that,  the brakes do nothing,  they are not ever used.

 

 

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:19 PM

I'm running late.

Good night my Friends.

 

 

TF

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, September 27, 2019 5:47 AM

Happy Friday everyone.  Zoe, a black coffee and a piece of coffee cake please.  End of a loooong week here.  Tomorrow will be busy with the kids sports, but at least I won't be at w*rk.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Cheers,

Mike

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, September 27, 2019 6:16 AM

Good Morning All,

   A regular to go please Zoe.  Loading today, three of the rigs leave tomorrow morning. One is already at Road Atlanta, one is already at Lime Rock two are going to COTA near Austin, Tx and the last is going to Daytona for the open test prior to the Clasic 24 in Novenber.

   I leave at 9 this morning to fly with the CFO to Richmond and my nieces wedding. This will be my first time flying with her piloting so wish me luck. 

   Nothing on the layout lately, maybe next week when I might have time to think but I doubt it. Tuesday morning I leave for Austin via Dallas where I have to look at a car for a customer. Still, better to be busy than the opposite. 

   Gotta run - lots to do this morning. Ciao, J.R.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 27, 2019 6:52 AM

Track fiddler
Oh come on Kevin you were a Wisconsin boy before you lived in Florida.

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I was not born in Florida, but not Wisconsin either. My family is from Wisconsin, but I was born elsewhere.

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We moved to Gainesville before my first birthday, and all was proper with my world.

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Florida all the way since then, except for one year outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana (9th grade), and one year in Nashville, Tennessee (college).

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I do keep moving further South in Florida.

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BATMAN
I always get a kick out of some of you guys saying you're going up North meaning all the way to Ohio or somewhere

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Atlanta is Up North, Ohio is Arctic.

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hon30critter
Would I rather be sitting on the deck in warm weather? Well of course yes!

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We have plenty of both.

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Track fiddler
I hate that 90° hot and humid <weather>. I turn into a slow-moving turtle.

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That is only eight months of the year.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Harrison on Friday, September 27, 2019 7:44 AM

SeeYou190

BATMAN

I always get a kick out of some of you guys saying you're going up North meaning all the way to Ohio or somewhere

 

Atlanta is Up North, Ohio is Arctic.

 

When I'm down below Albany railfanning, and someone asks where I'm from, I say "the north country" and there like "so like Albany", and I'm like, "just go as far north as you can, and then back up 10 minutes.".Stick out tongue I enjoy the cold weather here, It makes me $$(ski instructor). Plus, I hate the bugs in the summer.

Harrison

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, September 27, 2019 8:30 AM

BATMAN
I could sit in the hot pool and look at the Rockies all-day. And listening to those diesels grinding their way up towards the continental divide from across the valley is music to my ears.

 

We have a continential divide in North Dakota. Land is as flat as a pancake, but there it is. One side flows south to the Gulf of Mex, and the other side flows north to the Artic Ocean.

 

So There!

 

ROAR

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, September 27, 2019 8:36 AM

SeeYou190
Atlanta is Up North, Ohio is Arctic.

Oh boy.  Must make Michigan Hell frozen over!  Come to think of it, there is a Hell, Michigan, so I must not be far from the truth for you!  I really don't think I could live any further south than about Indianapolis.  I'll take the cold over the heat anyday.  You can always put on another layer to keep warm.  You can only take so much off when it's too hot without getting into trouble!Laugh

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, September 27, 2019 8:46 AM

SeeYou190
Atlanta is Up North, Ohio is Arctic.

You guys all live down south - from where I am. I Intend to move up even further, by about 250 miles. That would put me up to 56° 47′ 0″ N, which must be somewhere in Alaska or the icy North of Canada. No polar bears around, though!

Happy times!

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 27, 2019 8:50 AM

BATMAN
I always get a kick out of some of you guys saying you're going up North meaning all the way to Ohio or somewhere. To us, up north is North of the B.C. Yukon border and the far North is North of the Arctic circle.

 

When I lived in New Orleans, there were four directions -- upriver, downriver, toward the lake, and toward the river.

If anyone ever said they were going north, that meant Mandeville, about 25 miles north of New Orleans across Lake Ponchartrain.

The farthest north in Canada I've been is Dawson City, Yukon.  By air, I've been to Anaktuvuk Pass in Alaska.  We flew in there on a small plane.

As we waited at a small unmanned airport north of Fairbanks to get the flight to Anaktuvuk Pass, our six passenger plane landed, and two people got off.  One of them actually got off the plane, got on his hands and knees, and kissed the ground.

I'm like some of you -- I would prefer winter over summer.  While most people around here want to move south when they retire, if I had to move I'd go north.  Nothing better to me than to go out in the snow, get a load of firewood, get the fireplace going, and sit by it watching Perry Mason reruns with a large coffee.  Nothing better!

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Posted by Steven Otte on Friday, September 27, 2019 8:58 AM

I've lived in Wisconsin a dozen years now, and I'm kind of OK with the cold. After all, I don't spend a lot of time out in the cold; that's what central heating is for. Kind of like the heat and humidity when I lived in Florida.

What I will never be OK with is snow. Mainly because snow forces me to spend time out in the cold. And, because my first year here, snowblowing a driveway in my perfectly-adequate-for-Florida flat-bottomed shoes caused me to slip and shatter my shoulder, an injury that pains me to this day. <*shakes fist northward*> SNOOOOOOWWWWW!!! Super Angry

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 27, 2019 9:01 AM

Tinplate Toddler
You guys all live down south - from where I am. I Intend to move up even further, by about 250 miles. That would put me up to 56° 47′ 0″ N, which must be somewhere in Alaska or the icy North of Canada. No polar bears around, though!

Does the ocean keep Denmark warmer than would be expected that far north?

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 27, 2019 9:13 AM

Steven Otte
my first year here, snowblowing a driveway in my perfectly-adequate-for-Florida flat-bottomed shoes caused me to slip and shatter my shoulder,

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That sounds like another entry in the "against" column for the job offer in Wisconsin I am considering.

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-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 27, 2019 9:23 AM

SeeYou190
Steven Otte
my first year here, snowblowing a driveway in my perfectly-adequate-for-Florida flat-bottomed shoes caused me to slip and shatter my shoulder,

-Kevin  

 

The lesson?  Stay inside, act like you're sick, and a neighbor will come over and clean your driveway.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, September 27, 2019 9:39 AM

Good morning .... 

Kevin .... That's a nice photo of a nearby farm field. I wish I rembered to suggesst you cross the new bridge into Land Between the Lakes national Recreation Area. It is 170,000 acres of forest and wildlife. The bison range is only 20 minutes away from here. .....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Between_the_Lakes_National_Recreation_Area

https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/about/overview/

Looking across the water from our house we see Land Between The Lakes. In this view from our house, a tow boat is visible shoving barges southward. Our lake is man-made with a dam on the Cumberland River. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 27, 2019 1:42 PM

Steven Otte

What I will never be OK with is snow. Mainly because snow forces me to spend time out in the cold. And, because my first year here, snowblowing a driveway in my perfectly-adequate-for-Florida flat-bottomed shoes caused me to slip and shatter my shoulder, an injury that pains me to this day. <*shakes fist northward*> SNOOOOOOWWWWW!!! Super Angry

 

 

I got off early today to start my weekend and I am so happy.

Man Steve, that sounds painful, I really hope you're doing better since that happened.

Your unfortunate accident reminded me of a pretty good one I heard a while ago though.

 

How do you make a snow blower out of a dishwasher?

Anyone anyone? ...... I'll give you guys a few minutes.

 

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Posted by maxman on Friday, September 27, 2019 1:49 PM

York1
The lesson? Stay inside, act like you're sick, and a neighbor will come over and clean your driveway.

All of my neighbors have already learned that lesson.  Must be why none of the driveways get shoveled.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, September 27, 2019 1:52 PM

Evening, Folks!

Let´s not talk about snow, please - like Sfeven, I can´t stand that fluffy white & wet stuff!

I rediscovered a video on probably the best HO scale streetcar layout ever, built by a Dutch modeller. It features the fictional German city of Rheinberg and shows a level of detail, which is simply breathtaking. Enjoy a tram ride over this exceptional layout!

All shown streetcar models are commercially made by Roco, Halling, Hödl Linie 8, Hermann & Partner, Liliput and Navemo.

Happy times!

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 27, 2019 1:56 PM

Track fiddler
How do you make a snow blower out of a dishwasher? Anyone anyone? ...... I'll give you guys a few minutes.

 

Hand the snow shovel to your wife?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 27, 2019 2:07 PM

Here's one for you I thought you might enjoy Ulrich.

I got off work early today and didn't want to work hard for lunch. I wanted something quick and easy.  Some quick quality healthy junk that tastes good.

100% beef original casing wieners, sliced and put in the oven pre-heated on 300 for 17 minutes, sharp cheddar and low moisture mozzarella string cheese put down the slice, put back in the oven for another 5 minutes, quality German sauerkraut, Dijon horseradish honey mustard and ketchup, healthy wheat bread.  Judy cannot have white bread anymore so we don't buy hot dog buns.

 

Good Lunch...... I could only eat two. You guys help your selves to the last one and I'll make some more.

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, September 27, 2019 2:12 PM

Ding ding ding ding ding.

John gets the cookie!  I knew someone would get that one.

Like Tim the Toolman Taylor home improvement show,  when Al holds up the big flash card....... send your complaints to TF@MRforum.comLaughLaugh

 

TF

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