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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, August 30, 2020 11:19 PM

BATMAN
Dave, sorry your back is giving you so much grief. Inflammation is pain and pain is inflammation. Sugar/carbs cause inflammation. If you go on a low carb diet for one week, you will know if it is your diet that is a big, small or no part of the pain problem. If you feel better after a very low carb week, I'll point you to some information to make you feel even better.

Hi Brent,

Our diet is not heavy on carbs. Most meals include a small piece of protein, a veggie and a salad. We rarely have dessert, although Dianne did make a peach pie last Friday because Ontario peaches are in season and they are great! (What peaches aren't?) I haven't identified a relationship between sugar consumption and subsequent pain. After I had some of the pie on Friday and Saturday I was fine. The really bad back pain occurred before the pie.

Most of my back pain is positional, i.e. when I am walking or standing or lifting something. Usually it goes away when I sit down, but occassionally I will get localized pain that just comes from nowhere and takes hours to go away. That's what I had a few days ago. It is gone now.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Sorry for the loss of your dog! I love dogs but I couldn't do one justice. Dianne would have to do all the walking and the work.

Dave

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:54 PM

Good evening . Still trying to catch up with everybody .

Where will we have the September Diner. 

Brent..... Sorry to hear you lost your dog. 

TF .... I, too, have problems the messaging in this forum. CN Charlie was able to reach me a few days ago in a thread we started months ago. Starting a new conversation is challenging. The tunnel portals look nice, but I do not need them. 

Ed ..... I like the CZ dome observation car on your layout. Growing up on the CB&Q, I saw the CZ many times. 

Here is Silver Horizon on display in Maricopa, AZ. ..... I took the photo a few years ago. Last year I saw it again, and it was being moved to make room for a highway bridge. Maricopa is on a UP main line, the former SP Sunset Route. I don't know why it is now in that location. 

Over the past week, we had a great time with family members visiting here from Florida and from Michigan. Most of the time was activities on the lake. Boating, fishing, etc. 

Everybody .... Have a nice night. 

GARRY

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:46 PM

SeeYou190
Why did I wait so long to buy this tool?

I chiseled off all the fake stone on the front of my house with a Hilti demo tool. I was sold, too!

Nice progress! Have a Beer on me Big Smile

Hey, lookie that! Top o' the heap! 

Beverages of choice all 'round for everyone —

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:16 PM

Chloe, please get me a nice cold brew and a bowl of pretzels.

Why did I wait so long to buy this tool?

I knocked out 50% of the thin set today in about 3 hours. Tomorrow I will level this half of the room and get ready to lay some tile!

Moving forward at good speed now!

From this:

To this:

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:53 PM

So Sorry about your friend Brent.

My last two dogs Nellie and Magnum were so hard to let go I just can't do it anymore.

I may have about 15 years left in me but I'm not going to get another dog and go through that anymore because I just can't.

 

Let's just keep supporting the Canucks nowYes

 

 

TF

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:24 PM

 

My condolences on saying goodbye to your companion, too, Brent.

They are family —

cudaken
Cut off the 12" maple tree limb that would have hug over my 68 Road Runner.

Last week I had a tree removed that was just a little too close to the house for my comfort. Tree service arrived at 8:05 and they were gone by 8:45.  $650. ($975/hr) ! Whistling Nice work if you can get it!

 

I hope everyone is getting along well.

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:08 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please. Set a side a dog treat for Brents pup when he gets to rainbow bridge and Dirk will have his now.

 Mr B My GG1 is a BLI Pargon I. It has Kadee's all ready. Love this engine!

 Got a lot done for me today.

 1 Cut off the 12" maple tree limb that would have hug over my 68 Road Runner. I have been worried for years. Two things surprsied me. Lot of sap pourd out of it. All so a lot of Black Ant's? Surprise Never realy thought about ants eating out the inside of wood. Great, a new worry!

 2 Cleared some small trees that was next to the backyard fenes. Looks like I need to spend around $300.00 in lumber for 30 1" X 6" X 16' boards. Plus about $40.00 for 2 gallons of Cabin Plank color paint. The boards I relaced 7 years ago and painted it with Bear (spell check) has held up well.

 Wife bought me a Mexican Dinner from a resturant she loves tonight. I think it taste Ok. Best part is I will clean out the old Ash Pan Big Time Monday.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof!

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:51 PM

Good afternoon all from paradise where it is about 25c and perfect.

Good to see Lion tickling the keyboard once again, I was watching You-Tube videos about Assumption Abbey and spotted you a few times.Wink

I had a very frustrating week spending hours in the Law office and on the phone dealing with this Estate I am looking after. I think the worst is over as the developers were up to no good, once we reminded them we had a 4.3 million dollar deposit of theirs and I would walk with it, things got settled pretty quickly. I suggested they check with their lawyer to see if the course they were following was a prudent one.Laugh It is a good thing I am a zero stress guy but I still roll my eyes heavenward on a regular basis.Laugh

Dave, sorry your back is giving you so much grief. Inflammation is pain and pain is inflammation. Sugar/carbs cause inflammation. If you go on a low carb diet for one week, you will know if it is your diet that is a big, small or no part of the pain problem. If you feel better after a very low carb week, I'll point you to some information to make you feel even better. If I have a big piece of chocolate cake or bowl of ice cream I am on the pain train with my Arthritis. I was on Oxycocet and Tylenol for years until I started educating myself on nutrition and now I never need the stuff. Try low carb for one week and it may change your life, it did mine.  

My old dog finally moved on last night after recovering from two strokes. His will to live was something and he just kept going despite his issues. He was starting to show signs of distress all of a sudden and so a Vet friend of the wifes came by with the required drugs and he was put down five feet from where he was born just short of his fifteenth birthday. He has hundreds of famous show kids all over the world and is the talk of the day on all the dog chat sites. After doing his thing for the wife in the show ring he always came home and would never leave my side. The house feels empty without him. The wife has a good supply of frozen semen from him, so it will be nice to get a son from him down the road.

The Canucks are on soon. They are having a tough go of it with the knights, however, if they get by them whoever they face next should be easier. Bought myself a bottle of Glenlivet to drown my sorrows from losing my dog and it may have to do double duty if the Canucks lose.Laugh

I left a HO scale FB group that I had enjoyed for quite a while. I don't know if it was just some trolls that signed up or what, but the hatred that was being spewed was something else. I'll just turn on the news if I want to see that. The other FB sites I visit have some pretty nice people hanging out on them so all is not lost.

Time to go run a train.

GO CANUCKS GO!

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All the best to all.

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Brent

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:53 PM

I had a really good chiro-cracker for years.  I only went to him to be fixed when I really needed him and he got the job done.  This guy was not a quack but was good and knew what he was doing.  The consultation always took way longer than the adjustment because he cared.

Yep,  he always wanted me to come back for preventive maintenance and I just blew that off.  Can't blame them for trying as they have bills too.

I only needed that guys service once in a blue moon.  A lot of years passed from the last time I needed him.  I looked him up and found out he was retired.

I suffered through my dilemma and haven't been to another chiro-cracker since.

 

They definitely are not all the same but that is another story.

 

 

TF

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, August 30, 2020 2:57 PM

hon30critter
I won't get involved with chiropractors. I just don't trust them.

HmmHmm A good chiropractor has been the only help for my back, though the Lion is right, they do like those repeat visits.

Easy, just stop going.

Just my My 2 Cents

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:01 PM

Thanks for the offer, but I am portal-heavy.

The track plan calls for two double portals, and I have five already!

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 30, 2020 11:34 AM

It's good to hear the contractor you had on retainer finally decide to show up and get your hurricane windows in for you Kevin.  I remember you talking about that in frustration a while back.

Sounds like things are moving along for you now.  I bet you are excited about your new layout room,  I would be!

 

Let me know if you have the need for the custom HO double tunnel portals.

They're just sitting here taking up space.  Don't try to PM me though as nobody at MR is willing to help fix my messaging problem after 5 months and several phone calls.  I still cannot get my PM's here.

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:35 AM

House Remodel/Working Towards A Trainroom Update:

The inspector from the city came by Friday and approved/signed off on the Hurricane Windows installation. The HVAC people will be here tomorrow, and the landscape trees are also being installed tomorrow. The drywall finishers will be the day after.

The contractor that is installing the new front window and sliding doors will be here Tuesday 08/SEP/2020 to begin that work.

Finally things are moving!

Maybe 01/JAN/2021 will be day I start on my new layout!

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:42 AM

That sounds like a great day John, I wish I was doing that.

My grandson Xavier just had his first birthday days ago.  That kid is running around the house like a champion already.  I expected no less as his brothers are heavily into thier sports.  I guess he is not wasting any timeWink

 

 

TF

 

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:36 AM

Good morning.  Off to see grandkids.  Have a great Sunday!

York1 John       

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:29 AM

Good morning

Another beautiful day in Minnesota with perfect temperature and I'm liking it.  Just been relaxing on the patio over coffee this morning.

 

Enjoy your Sunday everyoneYes

 

 

TF

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:53 PM

Track fiddler
I hope the vertigo is just a short lived thing and subsides Dave.  My friend Todd developed vertigo and had to part with his Harley.  He doesn't get it frequently but it's never gone away for him.  I only hope your experience will be different. You are in Judy and My thoughts, prayers and best wishes

Thanks TF! I hope it goes away soon too! It has put a stop to working on my layout. I am afraid to do anything that requires concentration. Using my radial arm saw to form the control panel frames is absolutely out of the question. I don't even want to try to cut the acrylic control panel sheets.

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:43 PM

I hope the vertigo is just a short lived thing and subsides Dave.  My friend Todd developed vertigo and had to part with his Harley.  He doesn't get it frequently but it's never gone away for him.  I only hope your experience will be different.

You are in Judy and My thoughts, prayers and best wishes

 

 

TF

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:23 PM

cudaken

 Hum, the GGI dropped it train and just ran it to it. So I am done.

Ken, who made that GG1?  I have a Bachmann, and I lost a coupler on its first time around the layout.  A change of both couplers to real Kadees was quick work and did not need to be repeated.

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

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:20 PM

BroadwayLion
Gotta watchout for those meds... The dizzyness (vertigo?) could be a sign of dehydration.

Hi Lion,

I have been sure to drink lots of liquids, especially since the vertigo started, so I don't think dehydration is the issue. I have been on the same meds for years and I have never had a problem.

The vertigo came on suddenly in late August. It only happens when I roll over in bed. Yesterday I was feeling terrible, and then last night I was sweating like mad. Today was better. I have not had any 'high speed' vertigo where things are spinning very quickly like I have had for the last few days, but I have had a couple of episodes where the vertigo was there but not severe. I rather suspect an ear infection. Tonight we went for Covid tests but the outdoor drive through testing center had just closed when we got there, and I wasn't about to go into a crowded Emerg. to be tested. We will go back tomorrow.

As for my back, my case has been reviewed by all the various specialists, except chiropractors, and they all say there is nothing that can be done except pain killers. I won't get involved with chiropractors. I just don't trust them.

Dave

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:20 PM

SeeYou190

 

 
Track fiddler
I would make it easy on yourself and float a Quality Floor Crete.

 

The entire house is tiled. This room, and the bathroom were the first two rooms to be tiled, and they got different tile from the rest of the house. Now they are being re-tiled so everything matches.

If I just float over the existing thin set, there will be about a 3/8" transition into this room.

I would not be happy with that, so I am going down to the slab.

-Kevin

 

Now that I think of it, I remember you describing that before  

Short term memory Kevin.  Mine Sucks.  I can remember something that had an impact on my life way back when I was 2 or 3 years old.  But sometimes I can't even remember what I went in the next room forLaugh

I guess I've always been that way so I don't worry too much if I have Old-TimersSmile, Wink & Grin

 

Now I getcha!  And I bet that Makita hammer chisel worked great

 

 

TF

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:04 PM

Kevin,

Even with that impact hammer, that could be fun.

Well, 97 degrees again today. I'm having a race with the season. I'm trying to get a livery stable and a retail lumber yard done before it's cool enough to go out into the garage and lay track. 

 

Chip

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:21 PM

Hello, everybody .... 

Our family members have departed for their homes in Florida and Michigan. We had a great week .. 

Lion .... Good to see you posting again. 

CN Charlie ..... I replied to you message. 

It might be a couple of days before I can catch up on all of your posts. I'm glad to see so much participation in the Diner. 

CHeers. 

GARRY

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:15 PM

 Ok, I got the post hog out of my system now.

 Work sucked rail spikes, the A/C died again. Luckly the out side temp was not bad at only 85 dgrees for the high. Jerry drove me nuts. I tried to read, but he just kept yabing away. You would think when he saw me sitting with a open book, that might be a clue to stop talking?

 Train Front I had to add some a ATF to the rails, every engine was wanting to stall here and there. It did help and I am still a believer in ATF on the rails.

 Hum, the GGI dropped it train and just ran it to it. So I am done.

 Later Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:12 PM

CudaKen! POST HOG EXTRAORDINAIRE! 

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:01 PM

 and Dirk a Dog treat

I hate Rust

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:00 PM

 Beer Please

I hate Rust

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:00 PM

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I hate Rust

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:00 PM

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I hate Rust

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:59 PM

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I hate Rust

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