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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:48 PM

Good afternoon from a soggy West Coast where it is 16c.

Garry, it is good to hear your BIL has come through his ordeal, it is now up to him to get into the rehab part and get back into good shape.

Richard, congrats on the grandkid, I doubt I'll ever see one as the wife and I started quite late in life. My Mom passed before my kids were very old (5 & 2) as a result of me getting married as an old guy.Laugh

Well, the vultures have begun circling. I am the executor for a 98-year-old lady that has just been admitted to hospital with a failing heart. She is not even dead yet and people are wanting to know who the beneficiaries are. This lady was best friends with my Mom and 30 years ago knowing I don't take any BS from anyone asked me to be her Executor. She informed me of some potential troublemakers and like any bully, they backed right off when they met me.Laugh

This lady had an incredible life that would make for a good book. She is an American that was an army nurse and served in some horrific conflicts, She knew Sir Edmund Hillary and did a climb of Mt Cook in New Zealand with him, she has two PHDs and has taught all over the world and has worked to open Universities in third world countries.

She is an American with no family to speak of, she moved to Canada about 50 years ago and has significant assets both in Canada and in the U.S. so my work is cut out for me. I already have a good Lawfirm that has the expertise to deal internationally. I have already been reading about U.S. probate law. Methinks I am going to learn lots.GeekedLaugh

The wife is off at the funeral of a good friend of hers. She was only 53, highly educated with a great job. She did herself in by smoking. It was a long gradual, grueling end to her life, she was such a nice person.

Daughter is still at home as she woke up with the flu on Tuesday and has been in bed since. It is tough seeing your kid so sick. She is not quite as tough as my son, he is like me and just keeps going. 

I am going to go work on the layout but before I go I will post a tourist video of Queenstown New Zealand I spent several days there as it is beautiful. I went on the Shotover jet boats, Went on a day-long river rafting trip, Went horseback riding for a day up into the mountains, did that luge ride several times (had free tickets) Did a day-long hike. Took three helicopter rides, one of which the pilot played Top Gun music while we flew up a narrow windy canyon. Went for a ride in a Cessna, the pilot let me drive and we got into some cool stunt flying. The best part was the incredible restaurants we would hit every night, they had the best lamb anywhere and the red wine to go with it.

All the best to all.

Edit; I see I got tops, everyone aboard this Air Canada 777ER we are going to Queenstown NZ for lamb. Flight time from Vancouver nonstop 1745hrs.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:47 PM

Hi Bear,

For anyone who wants to see the video, you have to click on the YouTube link to see it.

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:16 PM

 Eveing Diners.

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk Pip his dog treat.

 Strange but good Work Front. It was slooooow, first customer came in around 2:30 or so. They where credit shopping. That means they have been to other stores and turn down. Her score was 666 and been turned down twices today, so I did not try to get credit for her. Cost the company $25.00 to run a appcation.

 Next and last customer that came in at 6:30 did not want to hear a word I said. They where looking for a Futon and Futon Mattress for there son. Kent (husband) said there where all to flimsy and he would build his owen. They pretty much wanted to stay away from me, but I took my time. Wife started to look at mattress and they wanted something firm. Asked a few qustions like do you toss and turn and they both said yes. I explained why that was happing (to firm of mattress) and again they did not want to hear it!

 As I explained why a firm mattress was not good for them Kent started to listen. He finally says "that makes since" and I won him over. She resisteted a little more but I be dang I all so won her over! Threw in a free Futon Mattress and they spent $2300.00 be for tax.

 Best part I think they got a good mattress for them and will help them sleep better. Plus making a extra $105.00 helps. I will never try to get a customer to buy the wrong mattress for my personal gain! I have to sleep well at night my self!

 Got to go to comb Dirk Pip.

 Later None Smoking Ken

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:11 AM
Gidday Chloe, I’ve got time to actually drop in tonight, so could I have a hot chocolate, in the back booth, please. Feel free to give me a kick if my snoring disturbs the other patrons!!
 
Thanks Dave, for clarifying access to that lion video, I just had time to check that it was suitable for general viewing, then posted it with out rechecking the connectability. Embarrassed
 
Saints Fan John, I’m not that surprised that there’s a Kiwi living in your neighbourhood, we tend to pop up in all sorts of places. While you say he’s still got his NZ accent, it would be interesting to hear how pronounced it is now. It’s just that I’ve got a Kiwi pilot staying with me, while I do some maintenance on his aeroplane. He been going up to Canada to fly floatplanes in their summer, and this year has come back with a mild Canadian accent.
 
That said, I reckon my Grandfather, who immigrated from the Scottish Highlands in 1923 at the age of 20, accent got broader after he reached the age of 85, especially when he talked on the telephone.
 
Tonight, I’m going down a different path, video wise. At 1.23 is the hanger that I started my aircraft engineering career in, and I, at a later date, also moved AJO around for another documentary. While I knew Ossie James, I never actually worked for him because I started there just after he sold his business.
At 3.45 it shows a loader truck loading a Fletcher, that was my first paid job in aviation, again for a different company.
When Her-in-doors and I went to Taranaki for the 80th birthday party for one of my friends, at 5.54 is one of the DC3s he flew as a topdressing pilot.
 
 
“‘Are we going to be friends forever?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered. “-A.A. Milne
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:43 AM

48 degrees in Atlanta this morning! Thank heavens I am only needing to endure these conditions for one more day, then I drive South and escape the Winter.

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Best wishes to everyone. It seems like a lot of misfortune has come to too many people.

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-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:51 AM

The boys were sittin' round the stove last night.

Uncle Charlie was listening to one of Jake's tall tales. "I don't believe you any more that you could lift Spark Plug over your head!" says Charlie.

Even the cat and the dachshund got in on that action!

 Jake_and-his-horse by Edmund, on Flickr

Old Jake came through all right. Floyd even had his Kodak ready for the moment.

The dachshund had to pony-up a can of sardines to the cat.

Everyone had a good time. They all found out that Spark Plug was tickelish.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:19 AM

Good Afternoon!

Just a short visit, as I am feeling kind of awkward today. The older I get, the more weather-sensitive I seem to get. No open sky today, and the clouds really hang low - and so does my mood!

I have found an alternative house to buy, which would need the addition of an extra bathroom to suit our needs. Just a few impressions:

This could be a place for a layout:

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Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:50 AM

Good morning ...... 

Brent ..... Thanks for you concern about our BIL. I think he will get through this okay. ... I like the phto of CP locos in the snow. 

Kevin .... LOL about you complaing about temperatures in the 40's. I think they have jackets in Atlanta. Perhaps you should visit our Canadian firends in the winter. LOL

Ulrich ..... Best wishes to you as you continue with house hunting. The house in the pictures looks comfortable. 

Everybody ..... Have a nice Thursday. 

 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:13 AM

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Ulrich ..... Best wishes to you as you continue with house hunting. The house in the pictures looks comfortable.

It is indeed a comfortable and cozy home, which has been upgraded over its many years since it was built. The year was 1777, a year after the Declaration of Independence was signed!

The location is also outstanding - 5 min. walk to a bakery and a supermarket, a 8 min. drive to the next "real" town with all the facilities, including a train station and a museum railroad!

Happy times!

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:32 AM

Good morning, everyone.  It's a good morning for walking.   The temperature is 38°, the sun is bright, and the wind is calm.  Beautiful.

I have been following with interest the story of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans.  They are worried now about the 40 ton cranes that have no support.  If they fall the wrong way, they will destroy an historic theater.  There is no good answer, but the best outcome would be to fall on a multi-story parking garage.  There are a lot of questions about what went wrong, and who is to blame.  The Canal Streetcar line is shutdown indefinitely because the unstable building fronts on Canal Street.

Hope everyone has a good day.  For those of you with illnesses, or have friends with illnesses, you are in my thoughts.

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Posted by maxman on Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:38 PM

SeeYou190
48 degrees in Atlanta this morning! Thank heavens I am only needing to endure these conditions for one more day, then I drive South and escape the Winter.

Gee, being here in Pennsylvania, I thought Atlanta was in the South.

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Posted by CNCharlie on Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:25 PM

For me, Pennsylvania is in the south. Too hot. 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:43 PM

Garry, remember Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones.  He had heart valve replacement earlier this year and was back out on tour with the band, dancing on stage a couple of months later.

He is 76 years old.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:26 PM

gmpullman
Everyone had a good time. They all found out that Spark Plug was tickelish.

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Loved the picture and the story Ed. Great entertainment!

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-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:10 PM

Interesting video Bear!! I love the part about having to take off downhill in order to get the heavily laden aircraft into the sky!

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:14 PM

Tinplate Toddler
I have found an alternative house to buy, which would need the addition of an extra bathroom to suit our needs.

Nice house Ulrich. Good luck with it!

By the way, do you have to fertilize the roof?!?Smile, Wink & GrinClown

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:17 PM

SeeYou190
48 degrees in Atlanta this morning! Thank heavens I am only needing to endure these conditions for one more day, then I drive South and escape the Winter.

It was 8C here in Bradford, Ontario today (8C = 46.4F), and windy! I had a hard time deciding whether to wear a jacket or not.Wink

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:31 PM

 Eveing Diners. Sigh

 Flo, give the gang a Beer and I will take a Keg of Beer with a straw. Dirk will have a Blue Buffalo as well.

 You know you have had a rotten day when you can say Best Part Of The Day Was The Car Accident You Where In Going Into Work! Bang Head

 Sadly that is a ture statment. Very minor accdent, luclky I still a good evasive driver. It was a a 4 lane intersection with a signal light. I was on the inside lane and the light had turn green while I was around 125 feet away. There where only 2 cars at the light and they had started moving. Outside lane had 7 cars or so and rear cars where still at a stand still. Guy in the rear decided it would be a good idea to change lanes to where the traffic was moving so he did. With out looking in his mirror. That was the problem! 

 I saw him moving towards my lane and swerve to my left. His bumper just caught my Right Rear Quarter Panel and pushed in the Wheel Well Lip about 3/4 of a inch. We pulled and he was apologizing like mad. I looked at his bumper and then looked at my Quarter Panel and said the heck with it. I did not feel like waiting for the cops. My car looks like rolling death still a good car but clear coat is peeling off so I blew it off and let bygones be bygones. Shook hands and went to work.

 More than likely he thought I did not have insurance from the looks of my car. I do and it is by State Farm.

 Sad part it was the best part of my day till I got home.

 Later, Ken

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:06 PM

MisterBeasley

Garry, remember Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones.  He had heart valve replacement earlier this year and was back out on tour with the band, dancing on stage a couple of months later.

He is 76 years old.

 

 

Mr. B ... Thanks for that post .  I'll tell my BIL when I see him .   He has already moved into a regular hospital room.  So he is progressing as well as an be expected. 

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:25 PM

We've been in NZ for over two weeks and not a single Haka . . .

All Blacks vs Australia   8/19/2019

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, October 18, 2019 9:00 AM

Good morning ..... Coffee and a donut, please. 

Ed .... I meant to type a response to your photo with men and a horse yesterday. Very clever!. I like whimsical scenes. 

Ken ..... Sorry to hear about the fender bender . 

I put this picture in Photo Fun. It shows the S&G boxcar at the freight house in Prairie View. 

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Posted by York1 on Friday, October 18, 2019 9:03 AM

Good morning.  Cool, clear, and windy today.  Good day for the corn harvest to continue.

 

Ed, your story on your layout is neat.  That's the kind of thing I would like to do on my layout, although my imagination is not up to it.

JaBear, I'm interested in your video and your job, but to tell the truth, I get a little seasick thinking about it.  I had a friend who was a crop duster, and he took video of his flights.  I watched part of it, but it made me feel sick.  I would not be a good sailor or pilot.

Ulrich, that house looks great!  It looks inviting and comfortable, especially the picture taken at night.  Here's to hoping things work out.

Ken, I'm thankful your accident wasn't more serious.

Not much going on here.  I got my second shingles vaccination, and the doctor said there would be side effects.  I didn't pay attention because I have never had side effects for anything.  This time I was wrong.  I felt terrible yesterday.  It's a little better this morning, but still don't feel normal.  I know this is far better than getting shingles.

Since I used to live in New Orleans, I've been interested in the Hard Rock Hotel building collapse.  Today they are going to try to knock down the cranes so they don't fall onto surrounding buildings.

Hope everyone has a great day.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Friday, October 18, 2019 9:20 AM

Donner and Blitzen! No´, not two of Santa´s reindeers, but German for thunder and lightning! That´s what we have right now!

Just an ordinary day today, with nothing much happening right now. We are still in the waiting mode. Our friend´s apartment is not yet on the market, so all I can do at the moment is to frequently look at what´s in the market. There is not much movement right now.

Shingles are caused by the same virus as chickenpox. If you had chickenpox in your youth, you are running a risk of getting shingles even decades later. That blooming virus can lay dormant for ages!

CUL, folks!

Happy times!

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 18, 2019 9:23 AM

York1
Ed, your story on your layout is neat.  That's the kind of thing I would like to do on my layout, although my imagination is not up to it.

Actually, my imagination isn't all that clever, either. I had that figure with his hands in the air like that because he was guiding a crane operator while loading a flat car.

Well, the grandkids were visiting a few weeks ago and one of them poked the team of horses and broke off their harness and rig.

So, while picking up the poor horse to glue him back on to his neck yoke rig I decided to rest him on the guy with his arms up. Don't 'ya know, he balanced perfectly up there. Had the camera handy and as Paul Harvey would say —

 

We're here to have fun, right Big Smile

    Enjoy the day, folks!  Ed

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Posted by drgwcs on Friday, October 18, 2019 12:14 PM

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Good Morning All,

    Back in the shop after all the travels/travails. In short order Danville, Va  Richmond, Va (with the wife in her 172 Cessna) Austin, Tx and then Watkins Glen, Ny. We're done now until the second week of November though we do still have a crew in Houston to cover the US Grand Prix weekend support race the first week in November (I don't have to go).

Normally lurk a little in the diner but hadn't been here all month and noticed this. I assume you were at VIR outside of Danville? If you wind up in the area again for a race you have to catch us at the Danville Model Railroad Club. We meet on Monday and Thursday nights. http://www.dmrrclub.org/

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, October 18, 2019 12:27 PM

Thanks. Yes I am normally at VIR once or twice a year for vintage races. Thursday might be tough as the weekend has started for us by then but if I go Monday again I will try to stop by. I went early a few years ago and spent time in Roanoke at the museums. That made it an excellent trip.   J.R.

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, October 18, 2019 3:32 PM

Hey all. Can't stay long, headache from today. Turns out im the world's largest fool. The woman i was talking to now, only talks to guys like me to string em along and then laugh when we get hurt. Im done....... im falling in love with money and model trains. "He who dies at a ripe elder age,with the most model trains wins"  

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, October 18, 2019 4:38 PM

Howdy.

Exciting news .  Our son and his wife adopted a son today ...After over a year of effort, they were just told by the judge the adoption is final .... We now have a seventh Grand Child. 

Jimmy..  You are better off without that woman.  I would suggest you consider joining a Christian  singles group. It should be a group of people socializing and having fun without trying to force relationships. ... Meanwhile ,  model railroading is a great hobby allowing you to escape troubles of the world. Be careful about loving money because that is a bad idea. 

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, October 18, 2019 5:28 PM

Ive tried all the dating sites, no luck. There's only a couple social groups in my place of worship. The kids, the married ones my age, and the older couples. Im an anomaly in there.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 18, 2019 7:42 PM

Last night in Atlanta. It is about 60 degrees outside.

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My wife and I went to Little Five Points and ate at Hattie-B's Hot Fried Chicken. We sat outside under the heaters, and it was perfect. The heaters kept us warm, then a gentle breeze would cool us down. It is really a perfect night outside.

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I hope all are well.

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-Kevin

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