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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:16 PM

I woke up feeling great again today. This is several days in a row. I have been sleeping like a log on the new mattress.

I cannot believe how a long peaceful sleep is really effective for making you feel good.

I have almost forgotten what an alarm clock sounds like.

-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, September 28, 2020 10:45 AM

Good morning .... 

Coffee and a bowl of Total with blueberries on it, please. 

TF ..... I like Total . Dinner ...... and blueberries. 

My stock car kit project is slow going. P2K includes very tiny and very fragile plastic grab irons. I can not work with them, and instead I am making grab irons from brass rod. There are lot of grab irons, and I don't have much time for model trains now. So, it will be a few days to comete the stock car. 

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, September 28, 2020 9:30 AM

When we get the garage cleaned out, I'm getting a freezer chest.  Then I can freeze my glass beer mugs.  The fridge in the kitchen just doesn't have a big enough freezer, and the so-called beer fridge in the garage doesn't even have a freezer.  The GF doesn't like frosted mugs, but I sure do.

I have a few vehicles with people inside, but a lot of them have really small windows and adding passengers would be an almost invisible project.  A bus or an open truck, even a convertible, but a closed up sedan is not worth it.  Of course, it's part of the project when assembling a Jordan vehicle.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 28, 2020 8:52 AM

Mornin

That cooler in the Caboose sounds like a nice evening treat Ed

Usually I'd say I'm glad to be home but I'd rather still be up in the woods.  It was funner there

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, September 28, 2020 5:57 AM

It was a frosty glass, alright, and every time I ordered another beer. I got a new frosty glass. Bliss!!!

Glad I could help conjure some fine memories, Bear BeerYes

On the hot summer days, mostly behind us now, I DO like my suds ICE cold. The little ice-box in the caboose is set just right so when the bottle is uncapped you can see a slight solidification going on iinside the neck. The first few sips are almost like slush Smile

Cooler weather now, not so much. I'll be havin my stout only slightly chilled.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, September 28, 2020 4:35 AM

gmpullman
The Bear will remember when the Diner had these special "al fresco" stools installed for those partaking in the 5¢ bean soup!

Gidday Ed,while I’m run the risk of making generalisations, what you would have called “Diners” were known here as either “Cafes” or “Tea Rooms”. However, “Burger Bars “were Hole the Wall affairs akin to the Diner in the photo though stools would have been a rarity.
 
Perhaps I spend too much time w**king by myself, as it leads me to thinking (never mind the burning smell) did the not unattractive young lady enjoy a good life, is a 10 cent “Hamburg” a burger with only the bottom half of the bun, and what did you get for a 25-cent platter?
Also drinking a beer here on the footpath, even though it appears to be dirt, would be a BIG No No!
 
However, to me at least, the concept of drinking beer from a “frosted mug” is quite civilised. I first came across this in a pub in outback Australia. The pub was in a town (?) which consisted of four large grain silos, a railway goods shed, a general store/ garage which sold everything from combine harvester parts to tinned peaches, the Memorial Hall, the pub and about ten houses. Beware of Kangaroo road signs were prevalent along the high way and the day itself was so hot that the bunyips were submerged in their billabongs.
 
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Walking into the pub I ordered a schooner, a glass of about 14 US fluid oz, of Victorian Bitter and was surprised when the barman got a glass from the chiller and filled it with cold beer. It was a frosty glass, alright, and every time I ordered another beer. I got a new frosty glass. Bliss!!! (I should add that I ended up staying the night at the pub as I ended up talking Braille!)
 
Even better though, IMO, were the hard-plastic double walled pint mugs with water in between the walls which I encountered in the Nadi Bay Hotel in Fiji, when pulled from the freezer the water was frozen, into which the beer was poured. Fiji Bitter in a Frozen Mug!! As a free bar snack, they supplied bite sized chunks of coconut lightly fried with chopped up small yellow chillies, then salted. Talk about keeping you thirsty!!BeerBeer
 
"Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health." -- Thomas Jefferson.
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them.Stay Safe.
Cheers, the Beer Bear.Smile
 
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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, September 28, 2020 2:57 AM

Good Morning!

I was just looking at some of my semi-trucks and that made me think of Frank, Zstripe, He hasn't posted since the middle of August. Hope he's OK Angel

Here it is almost October!

Looks like it's seaman recruit Bigblo's duty to try to wake up Bear this morning Whistling

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I hope everyone has a great week ahead,

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:16 AM

Hi Garry

 

And I just seen Captain Crunch is on line,  How ironic, that's better than Chex any dayLaughStick out tongueSmile

The night is getting too rich for how late it is and I'm going to hit the rack!

 

Nighty Night Kids

 

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:11 AM

Good evening .... 

TF ... I'm glad the Post Hog is back 

Kevin .... Thanks for the Chex mix. 

..

Everybody ..... You might be interested in this video about an accident involving a steam locomotive hauling a tourist train. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TJPmkcPer8&feature=share

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:54 PM

Gotta love you KevinSmile

When I can't sleep at night I go get me a great big big bowl of this

Works like a charm and maybe that's what I should be doing right nowLaughDinner

 

 

And do please make sure you mail me some of that Kevin's homemade Chex Mix!Wink and then I'll think of something to mail you backYes

 

 

Seriously, ...I want to try some

 

 

 

 

Smile, Wink & GrinTF

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:41 PM

Chex Cereals were Buy One/Get One Free at Publix this week.

You know what that means... Plenty of Kevin's home-made Chex Mix for everyone... DIG IN! I just took it out of the oven.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:27 PM

Dat-a-boy

I would have definitely done that too and I haveDinnerMischiefWhistlingPirate

 

But only with my Judy

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:47 PM

Track fiddler
I never seen you let go when you were on vacation Kevin.  You always took us with you and showed us all the hobby stores traveling across the United States and I did appreciate that

When I went out West, I went "dark" the three days I was with my baby in Los Angeles, and the three days with middle baby in Seattle.

I think I did some clever editing so it all seemed seamless.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:50 PM

Post Hog Again

My brother-in-law is such a great guy!  They all have fun and make some good money on the weekends and I don't even know how he keeps up with it with his mechanic job.  But then again we all know how to have fun up here.

They all do some really nice stuff often too.  Last night they played a Fundraiser.  Everyone had a lot of fun including me and Judy and they raised almost $15,000 for a friend that has cancer.  It was a beautiful thing

 

I had a such a great time up there I'm going to have to go up there more oftenYes

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:19 PM

Post Hog!...Post Hog!

I have so many stories to tell I just can't do it tonight, probably tomorrow.

My brother-in-law's hobby is he picked up from when he was young and has his band again now.  He runs all over the Northland playing Gigs having fun.  They all practice every week in his pole barn.

Google Sundowners, Antigo Wisconsin.  That's my brother-in-law Steve-o playing the steel guitar on the left

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:42 PM

Man that sparked a memory Ken!

Judy and I had a heck of a garden in the backyard all along the perimeter of the fence I built years before we downsized.  That fuchsia colored Rose would grow taller each and every year until I swear to God it reached 9 foot tall.

It may have been that one section in the garden because right next door to her was a peach colored Lily.  The peach colored Lily was a perennial and we could understand that but the rose wasn't supposed to come up the next year.  You're supposed to cover your rose's before winter and we never did.  That Rose would come up every year and got stronger and taller and you could smell her from the front yard.

Yes, a spark of a memory.  I did ask Judy if she had a picture but she didn't

 

 

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:31 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 Charile, how is Robbie doing? Hoping all is good!

 Another doing nothing day. Did take Dirk to the local park today and he was a good boy. Boy he can pee! I do wonder how he controls his bladder, OK this smell gets this much, this smells better so a little more, and this smells Great! So I am going to hose this! Surprise

 Rose Bush, best time to cut it down? I have no idea what kind of rose it is excpet it flowers are yellow. Very spendley (spell check) and not very thick. Lost most of it lower leaves and it is still blooming and it is tall! I say it is close to 9 foot! What are your ideas? How often should I feed it?

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof Daddy.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:26 PM

Whale not being a family man myself... I still have a family, but parents (now deceased) and brothers (with their families) are not the same. So it is quite normal that I would spend some time on a computer. 

I like spending my vacation in Newark, New Jersey. I do not know who else wants to vacatuion in Newark, but Newark Abbey is a nice house, and only a short ride from the city that I love. Those monks are all very busy (they run a school) but are very nice to me. I do not know haw many more trips to New York City are left to me. : (

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:07 PM

SeeYou190

I agree with her. When you are on vacation with your family it is probably best to let it go for a while.

-Kevin

 

Yep   I'll give you that oneSmile, Wink & Grin

It looks like you've been getting a lot of stuff done on your house there KevinYes

A passion of pleasure for you,  but now I got to start thinking about doing that stuff againCryingLaugh

 

P.S.  I never seen you let go when you were on vacation Kevin.  You always took us with you and showed us all the hobby stores traveling across the United States and I did appreciate thatIndifferentYes

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:06 PM

Track fiddler
I had to shut off communication as Judy had a thing with me on the third day while I was trying to post.

I agree with her. When you are on vacation with your family it is probably best to let it go for a while.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:38 PM

Evening Diners

God I missed you guys!

Just drove home on the 29 to the 94 to get home just in time for dinner.  I will be catching up on some reading here to make sure you Kids have behaved while I was goneLaugh

I see a lot of Post Hog here and it made me laughLaugh  Thanks for holding down the fort!

Northern Wisconsin was great and I'll talk about that later.  But the main thing is you guys, ...How the heck you've been? Smile, Wink & Grin

I had to shut off communication as Judy had a thing with me on the third day while I was trying to post.  She said,  "Can't you just spend time up North with your family and me and let the Forum go until you get home"Whistling  I says,  Well,  I like talking to those guys!

I'm usually the boss at home but not on vacation and she did have a pointWink   I'm glad to be back and I'll catch up with you guys later.

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:02 PM

Good morning fellow diners. I slept until after noon today. I feel great, but I also feel like this was a bad thing to do.

Oh well, nothing lost.

I think I will do a lot of construction site clean-up tody as well as start the grout.

My battery in my camera is dead, and I cannot locate the charger. This is bad. The house is such a wreck that I do not even know where to begin looking.

-Kevin

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:03 AM

hon30critter

 

 
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It is worth exploring these.

 

What the heck do you think I have been doing for the last few years???Angry Among multiple other approaches, I have tried physiotherapy several times and each time, after multiple sessions, the result was the same. I have dutifully repeated all of the suggested exercises, always hoping that the pain would go away. It hasn't! After the last session I could barely walk out of the physiotherapists office. Putting one foot in front of the other was excrutiating. I was able to drive home, but when I got home it was all I could do to get up the two steps into the house. Getting up to the bedroom had me almost in tears. I was flat on my back in pain for two days even though I was taking oxycocet.

I have a very good doctor and he has referred me to every source of treatment available. I won't list them all again. The final conclusion by all of the various medical professionals is that they can't help me. I have to live with the pain. My only option is pain killers, and I try to avoid those until I am in a state where the pain is past the point of being tolerable.

By the way, I know how to avoid the pain. I use a cane and I just don't try to stand for more than a few minutes, and I try to avoid carrying anything where my arms are out front. Getting the garbage to the curb causes a lot of pain, as does just filling the bird feeders. If I stay lying down or just sitting I can avoid the pain most of the time, but that really restricts our life style.

Thanks for the suggestion about the books. I'll look into them.

Dave

 

As a fellow sufferer you have my unqualified sympathy. For the lucky non sufferers it really is impossible to describe the experience. 

A good friend of mine is pretty much down to choosing beteeen constant use of medication or pure willpower.  Not a fun choice.

The book (probably the later book will be enough, I expect Dr Hall has mainly updated his earlier one) provided me with information I felt helpful, particularly in understanding the most likely causes of my particular pain triggers. I recall there being three main categories of pain triggers and it helps to know which one(s) apply to your back, as you have learned.

One of his ideas was to consider back health a bit like a bank account, you deposit pain prevention habits or actions to help guard against the severity of the inevitable pain periods. I don't know if that might work for chronic situations. I'm not there, yet.

The other was the reassurance that in fact there is "nothing wrong with your back" in the vast majority of cases (actual physical injury being an obvious exception). It is very hard to believe when debilitated by a severe attack of back pain that there is in fact literally no mechanical fault. The back works fine no matter how painful it is. The current thinking is to rest just enough to start the subsidence of pain and then try to carry on as normally as possible.

As you have discovered, in most cases there really is no treatment. 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:21 AM

So, and without apology, I’m sticking with 3 animals.

Try making an appointment at the animal clinic for a routine colonoscopy. I figured I could save a few bucks but they told me to turn tail and leave.

Sometimes when you're trying to have a little fun in the diner somebody has to come along and throw a wet blanket over the whole works Hmm

You certainly come up with interesting photos, Ed.

Thanks, Bear. This interweb thing seems to be a visual medium and I like to post a photo or two along the way. I could spend hours looking over some of the great images available to us on the information superhighway. Eat the meat, spit out the bone.

The Bear will remember when the Diner had these special "al fresco" stools installed for those partaking in the 5¢ bean soup!

 Diner_Berwyn-Md_6-40 by Edmund, on Flickr

Just look at how young Flo was back then. Come to that, I guess I had a little more spring in my step back then, too Whistling

They served Ballantines in Frosted Mugs! Life was good!

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:05 AM
You certainly come up with interesting photos, Ed.
 
howmus
Yep! 13... Humans are animals too...
Ray. zoologically speaking you and Brother Lion are correct. However, the Bear prefers to think of his fellow Forum members and Diners as Gentlemen! So, and without apology, I’m sticking with 3 animals.Smile, Wink & Grin
 

May you live all the days of your life.”- Jonathan Swift

Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them. Stay safe.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:30 PM

Lastspikemike
It is worth exploring these.

What the heck do you think I have been doing for the last few years???Angry Among multiple other approaches, I have tried physiotherapy several times and each time, after multiple sessions, the result was the same. I have dutifully repeated all of the suggested exercises, always hoping that the pain would go away. It hasn't! After the last session I could barely walk out of the physiotherapists office. Putting one foot in front of the other was excrutiating. I was able to drive home, but when I got home it was all I could do to get up the two steps into the house. Getting up to the bedroom had me almost in tears. I was flat on my back in pain for two days even though I was taking oxycocet.

I have a very good doctor and he has referred me to every source of treatment available. I won't list them all again. The final conclusion by all of the various medical professionals is that they can't help me. I have to live with the pain. My only option is pain killers, and I try to avoid those until I am in a state where the pain is past the point of being tolerable.

By the way, I know how to avoid the pain. I use a cane and I just don't try to stand for more than a few minutes, and I try to avoid carrying anything where my arms are out front. Getting the garbage to the curb causes a lot of pain, as does just filling the bird feeders. If I stay lying down or just sitting I can avoid the pain most of the time, but that really restricts our life style.

Thanks for the suggestion about the books. I'll look into them.

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:24 PM

I ended up doing nothing in the bathroom today. Instead I finished cleaning out the storage locker. I did not realize it was this close to the end of the month. Where did September go?

So that chore is done. My left leg is bothering me and did not really want to work on grout anyway today. There is always tomorrow.

I hope everyone is safe and healthy.

-Kevin

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:52 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang a mug of Beer and I will take a Keg with a straw and Dirk and Robie a dog treat.

 It was the lognest short day at work I have had! Jerry Dunce Dunce out did him self today! By the time I left after only 4 hours my ears where bleeding! Sigh One of the stupid things he said was Paul the GM should hire a lawyer to make Nancy (owner's ding bat wife) stay out of the store? Whistling Because she is crazy, well she is but I wonder how that would work out? Say Marv, I need you to pay for a lawyer so your wife cannot come into the stores? Big Smile Yea, that would work!

 By the time I left we only had two and a half coustomers. Reason I said 2.5 coustomers? Jerry had a coustomer that he made mad after only being in the store for 3 minutes. While I did not hear what was said the coustomer looked like a jerk.

 My only coustmer took 1 and a half hours to buy a futon? Could not keep things straight in there head that any futon mattres could be used on any futon frame. Finally got a deal done for $770.00. Boy I was glad when they where gone!

 Trains are running well for a change.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof!

 Edit I see I am on the top of the page, Flo Dog Treats and drinks are on me!

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:10 PM

howmus
Yep! 13... Humans are animals too.  Dangerous ones at times, I've heard!

I guess I shouldn't have even pointed it out. I saw the small dog way off to the left of the photo and thought it would be fun to mention it.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:59 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q
I bet all of your home improvemnt work precludes time for model railroading,

It has. The biggest part is that 99% of all the model railroading stuff is packed up now.

I left out about a dozen freight car projects that were very close to being completed so I could finish them up and share in Weekend Photo Fun, but even that is going slow. Most of my WPF shares now are just new purchases, which immediately get packed away.

In a few weeks my model building workbench will need to get disassembled, and that will make it all even worse.

But... at the end of all this work I will have a train room!

-Kevin

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