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MAY I interest you in a fresh Pot of Coffee...? 17 years and still brewing.

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MAY I interest you in a fresh Pot of Coffee...? 17 years and still brewing.
Posted by fifedog on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:35 AM

Asleep at the wheel this morning...

Found the aforementioned Oriole feeder, about 10 clicks into the woods, and mangled. I straightened the metal cage as good as I could, so that it will hold the suet balls once again. Birdies probably aren't that picky.

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:58 PM

Wow!  Almost six o'clock and nobody's responded yet?  Y'all must have spring fever!  Wink

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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:06 PM

pennytrains

Wow!  Almost six o'clock and nobody's responded yet?  Y'all must have spring fever!  Wink 

They're still posting in the April thread

Evening all. 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:31 PM

Howdy all!

Lazy day today. Haven't done very much at all.

I was up very late last night, around 2'ish with Corey. I almost started the Pot thread.

Over on the RU boards I moderate, there's a handful of people on each board who orgasm over watching the NFL Draft. To me, I just don't see the allure of watching what used to be a single day event spread out over 3 days. All I did was pull up a draft tracker for my Pittsburgh Steelers so I could keep track of who they selected. No interest at all in all the friggin' drama they try to make out of this.

One of my projects which never got past the design phase because it was based on the need for the table saw and dado blade was my transformer console. Perhaps I could get some advice here on what kind of wood I should use. As I intend to stain this once it's built and then seal it with several coats of polyurethane, it'll almost be furniture grade when it's finished. Should I go with just pine, or should I look at using hardwood for it? Whaddaya all think?

Got salmon marinating in the fridge for tonight's dinner. That plus noodles plus green beans should work.

Have a good one!

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:15 AM

Mornin' boys. Mornin' Becky. Rather balmy and sunny, temps in the 60's already. A slight breeze is wafting through the yellow-green trees. That's right, we're in hayfever Hades.

We have baby doody, or duty, today. Wifey already over nurse princess home, and she wants me to bring her breakfast afterwhile. May skip watching the Kansas race, as it's usually boring, at least to these eyes.

The Derby was pretty good, as there was a 4 horse neck-and-neck finish at the line. 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:48 AM

70 and sunny. Mid to high 80's.

 
Wifey went to BoJ's for chicken biscuits this AM. Resting and doing TV Church. Could have slept later if I had known that. Last night, she said we were going to in person Church. 

Award presentation was great.  Lady was in tears.

Train show was OK.  Bought small transformer for some lights at $5.  Some like it but needed cords was $25.  ??

 

Have a great week ahead.  

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Posted by dougdagrump on Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:56 PM

Hope this ain't an indication of things to come this summer. We have our first brushfire of the season already. They said someone was cutting a metal post with a grinder that started it  which just happened to be followed up overnite with 50+ mph winds. Last I heard, a couple hours ago, it was at about 3k acres and a few structures up in snoke.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:21 PM

Howdy all!

Walked the hill and did a chest and back workout to start the day. Not that that involves very much, just various types of pushups and pullups, but without the use of a gym that's the best I can do. This is one of the driving forces for me getting the vaccine, so I can go back to the gym. My health has suffered without that.

Interesting that I went to Home Depot last night to look for wood for this console project. Short and to the point, they have crap for hardwood, barely any selection. So I'm looking for a lumber yard near me now. Although I may check Lowe's. But the interesting part was that I went into tools to look at the dado blades they sell, and their Diablo blades are now prefaced by Freud. So it looks very similar to the set I want to buy online, the model is DD208H at Home Depot and SD208S online. The price is the same.

I've also noticed that the Home Depot set seems to match the older version from Freud, the SD208 (minus the -S) at the end.

Here's the pictures I pulled online of each, starting with what appears to be the newer version SD208S:



The older SD208:



And the DD208H from Home Depot:



Now I get that manufacturers produce specific versions of products for big store chains who have a lot of pull, but it's always difficult to know whether you're getting the best version or a quick and dirty knockoff. The electronics manufacturers are famous for that. I also notice the blade difference between the newer version and the two others. I really have no idea if that makes any difference or not.
 

Have a good one!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:38 PM

Afternoon folks!

Nice sunny and warm today - 80's - nice after days of being 10-15 below normal.

Another slow start to my day - but gathered some energy and worked on reparing a cover to the control panel on the pool/spa heater. Plastic hinge and Texess summer heat = busted hinge. Went to ACE and got some small brass hinges and modified the cover and the control panel bezel for the hinges and SS screws. While at ACE also picked up a 4" shoulder bolt to replace the missing pivot bolt for the El Cam AIR pump. Then stopped at O'Reilly Auto and picked up some rattle can auto primer, some paint that pretty closely matches the El Cam roof, and the V-Belt for the AIR pump.

Tomorrow the auto glass guys come out to pull the windshield. Onward!....

DJ - around here the lumber stores carry garbage wood as compared to HD and Lowes - and charge more for it. To get good wood for furniture grade there are two woodworker hobbyist stores nearby (one is Rockler) - but both of these places require one to take out a loan to buy anything Stick out tongue

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Posted by Demay on Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:16 PM

Happy May all!

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Posted by MartyE on Monday, May 3, 2021 7:12 AM

Green tea in the mug.

Decent weekend.  Spent the day Saturday at the Curve and Altoona.  Saw a few trains but not many.  Enjoy a video from the day.  Stay safe everyone!

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, May 3, 2021 7:31 AM

Mornin' boys. Raining and 58 along the Patterson Creek cut-off. Good day with the baby. Put together one of those floor mobiles with a keyboard thingie. I wonder if that's how church organ players got their start...?Hmm Daughter has Disney+, so I finally got to watch the Star Wars IX. Had some good moments,and some woke moments. Next...

What do you with a child that has artistic talent, but doesn't want to pursue it...? 

Marty - Looks like you picked a good day for the Curve. Have they finally opened up the incline, or are they still forcing folks ro hike that stairway?

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, May 3, 2021 9:26 AM

Fife let the child pursue what they want. It's their life, but there is no problem having that child do artwork for you and hope that child sees the ability they have. Wouldn't hurt to have someone over there when that child is there and point out some work that child has done and get compliments on their work. Even if you happen to know somebody who would use their work and see if they would do it for that person. I wish I had someone around here that I could get to help from time to time.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, May 3, 2021 9:54 AM

Slept till 8:30. Wifey slept later.   75 and partly cloudy. May or may not have a shower of rain this afternoon. Need rain [remember when we couldn't get it to stop raining]. Cooked red hot sausages and egg. Probably mow [growing grass and clover with it dry. Honey bees around  ].

Caddy back to dealer [yes again] for a reprograming of park assist. Probably 30 min wait.

May or may not go to Lowes and get conduit and etc. for deer feeder rebuild. Another bear[2] on Fred's camera and the one near the back road. That oneSleep did not touch feeder but was scrounging around on the ground. Could put electric fence charger on top with one of our big batteries [that is really what they are for] and screw insulators around outer bottom. Zap her if she touches the wire.

Enjoy the day.

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, May 3, 2021 10:14 AM

Sunny and nice M.85 T. 86 W. 88

Noisy trash trucks today, big day for my border Collie.

I plan to mow the front today, always tiring at my age, many have gardners and I should get one.

I let my subscription laps and my sister renewed it for my birthday at the beginning of April. Still no magazine or haven't heard from CTT. Is this normal or late?

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Posted by MartyE on Monday, May 3, 2021 12:13 PM

fifedog

 

 

Marty - Looks like you picked a good day for the Curve. Have they finally opened up the incline, or are they still forcing folks ro hike that stairway?

 

Still hiking.  We would have had a couple more people with us if it was open but they can't do the stairs.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, May 3, 2021 1:58 PM

Afternoon gang!

Presently 86 and headed towards 90 - another front tonight/tomorrow will pull us back to normal. Hooooomid+

Waiting on the windshield guy...Cool

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, May 3, 2021 3:00 PM

Mornin' Dudes & Dudettes.

Wanted Alive, not dead of course. I have looked EVERYWHERE imagineable with no luck, would probably come across the Abominable Snowman at the Iditarod races ahead of this.

MTH Railking Pullman Coach, #30-69018.

Any and all help in the hunt for this part of the  Holy Grail is appreciated. 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:37 AM

Morning.  78 and sunny.  Chance of thunderstorms later.  Got .14 inches of rain yesterday.  Mow today.  Go pickup conduit and etc. to repair deer feeder and hope make it bear proof.

 
Sam crossing the concrete from one of Wifey's garden to the house.  Finn walks right by him and he ignores Finn.  Finn ignores him.  Buddies.  Our only concern is all the bird houses and nests full of little ones.  
 
 
Wifey off to work.
 

Slept till 8.  Cherry turnover for breakfast

 

 

Have a good one.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:40 AM

Chief - You have "Sam". We have Ssssssid. And we leave Ssssssid be, as he munches on rodents, and fends off cottonmouths.

Wiped all the track down with mineral spirits yesterday.  The tube sock I used was totally black by the time I was done. Trains running good today.  However, one of the Generals threw a traction tire.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:46 AM

Yes Fifey, ours are copperheads.  Always good to have a nice black snake around. 

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:01 PM

Chief, I thought that was a NC politician. Laugh

Cooled way down after a sparce .2" of rain yesterday. Low 60s. It helped but we need more.

Ins man from State Farm coming over to do a review of our Ins needs. At my request. First time ever here. We have had the place 16 years.. What is wrong with this picture?

He said well we have good programs to help us know what you need. I said BS no way your program can know what we have. You just make sure you over charge to cover your a$$. Angry

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:08 PM

Afternoon folks!

Storms last night with a little bit of actual rain at our house - other areas got a good soaking. Did not need it here. Back yard still a swamp. Did use the soft ground to pull some weeds - like it made any difference.

El Cam windshield is out. Now working on the remaining butyl rubber adhesive. Still somewhat soft but hard enough to make scraping it with a razor blade a challenge. Channel is not uniform so scraping is tedious. Very little rust!

Kev - I have never met my current State Farm agent of 20+ years - he actually declined to come out - I do have his cell - my previous agent before he passed came once a year. They make changing your agent a real pain.

 

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:37 PM

fifedog
What do you with a child that has artistic talent, but doesn't want to pursue it...?

Artists are a bit "different".  I know 'cause I'm one and I know I'm "different".  Wink  I stopped paying much attention in art class when a teacher gave me an F on a watercolor painting of Cinderella Castle I did because it was what I wanted to create with the supplies she gave me instead of what I was supposed to be doing.  Similarly, I always accepted last chair in the band because I refused to compete for my right to make music.  I just sat in the back row and played what the first chair was playing.  Whistling

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Posted by Demay on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:44 PM

We had plenty of rain and storms here today.  It has eased up now.  

I am more than happy to have all my insurance needs/wants satisfied virtually and never have to do an in-person meeting.  I am happy we have the ability to buy cars this way too as I do not enjoy the car buying process and do not need a salesperson to tell me what I want/need.  

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:25 PM

 

Had a very good visit with Rick the Insurance guy. He learned things about us he did not know and I learned things I needed to know. Found out better ideas on train coverage and use of the John Deere Gator when I take it out of the property. He learned we had more than any program could consider. We were too much coverage on some and too little on other things. In person meetings with someone who is a "service provider" can never be replaced by a computer program and today proved that. But those 40 something’s like my kid and others think they know better about everything, but then in my 40s I knew much more than I do today. Laugh
  Roy, our agent used to visit every now and then but when we moved 40 miles away, he tried to go virtual and today said that has been a mistake. All in all, I don’t see a big change in the bills but I know where I stand at least now I know why. I think a lot of what is wrong today is the we have given up the human touch. To those who like it otherwise,, go for it. Seems a shame, but goes to social media and hiding behind the keyboard.
Blood draw tomorrow for Dr apt next week. I am sure they will find something to give me a hard time for. Wink

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:47 PM

penny - Ah, yes, but at least you played. Thanks for your insight. Lucky for us here, you share your artistic side. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:00 PM

Good evening all,

Just checking in.  Have to remember to use Chrome to sign in here.  Firefox no longer works.  Lots of rain today.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:43 AM

63 and fair. High 80's to 90. Off to the woods for the day. Hope it is a short one in the woods. Got 3 helpers.

 

Have a great day.

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Posted by V8Vega on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:12 AM

Sunny and warm 88

I'm trying to get a backache this morning, no reason except I blame everything on old age.

I have never heard of a insurance agent coming to your house. I had State Farm and a few years ago the premum went way up so I got Safeco.Mow the back yard then work on my layout expansion today.

 

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