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JULY COFFEE POT 11 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG. COME JOIN US AND CHAT. SWEET ICE TEA AND GRITS FOR SOUTHERNERS. SODA AND OATMEAL FOR THE YANKS
Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, June 30, 2014 4:49 PM

Lets get this thing going early.  That way I don't forget.  Enjoy.  

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Posted by cheapclassics on Monday, June 30, 2014 9:06 PM

Good evening all,

For once, I am second on the grid.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by MichRR714 on Monday, June 30, 2014 11:16 PM

Happy July gang!

Charlie a.k.a. MichiganRailRoad714 (Charter Member TTC)      

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:37 AM

Morning gang.  Sunny and going to get hot.  "Old" storm in FL headed this way.  Hope it stays off shore.  Will make rough seas for the yatchet and Fifey. Pirate

Errands and off to the lake house to mow.  Return tomorrow sometime.

Have a great July.

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Posted by jonadel on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:09 AM

My wish for July is to have the rain stop for a couple of weeks and safe travels for everyone.  I haven't checked the rain gauge yet this morning but as of last night we have had over 8" of hard rain since last Thursday.  Not so much fun Umbrella

Jon

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:23 AM

jonadel

My wish for July is to have the rain stop for a couple of weeks and safe travels for everyone.  I haven't checked the rain gauge yet this morning but as of last night we have had over 8" of hard rain since last Thursday.  Not so much fun Umbrella

NOT good for the crops and farmers. Sad

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:42 PM

Happy July!!

NEW Reliant running and driving!!  Needs plugs and a motor mount, but its going.

Need to replace outer CV Boot and a few other minor things and its done.  DMV later today!

Keep in your prayers the fire fighters in Hackensack that perished in 1988 at Hackensack Ford.

Dennis remembers....as should we all.

Mom and Dad Anniversary #60 is Friday- SURPRISE party on Saturday....

Back to the salt mines!!

I am the monster in your head...And I thought you'd learn by now, It seems you haven't yet.
I am the venom in your skin  --- Breaking Benjamin


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Posted by SPMan on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:46 PM

V8Vega

Tue. 90 Wed. 91 Thur. 92

SP Ray sounds like your cooler is up on the roof, mine is too and I'm no fan of going up there every spring and fall. and its only going to get worse as I get older.. My cooler sump leaked and I coated it with roofing tar. This worked sort of but it dries out over summer and cracks and leaks again.

Home Depot sells stuff in the cooler area made for this and is much better, I forgot the name but its evident if anyone needs it and looks in the cooler area.

Its sort of like thick paint that you coat the sump and I haven't had to redo it for a couple of years.

I"m off to my Tue, morning seniors church group I enjoy.

Dennis, my swamp cooler is on the side of the house but up high so I need a ladder to reach it.  I think the water pump may have gone bad because yesterday it was just blowing hot air.  I also need to get a new water line and a float valve.  Temporarily I have been filling the water pan with a garden hose but you have to do it too often.  I have been waiting for my son to help me.  He came home from Oregon last night but is working today.  He will be home tomorrow so maybe I can work on it then.

Ray

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Posted by dougdagrump on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:19 PM

Afternoon All.

Finally waking up a bit, Sunday was veg day after Friday & Saturday at the museum. Long hours especially Saturday with the Kid's club. Monday I tried to get the BetterHalf's laptop squared away but I was not successful, off to the shop this afternoon.

It's free Tuesday at the museum, want to see crazy check out the link: http://www.sd3r.org/ .  Glad I'm not there !

Mike C., You can only provide the guidance, what they do with it is beyond a parent's control.

We sure could use some of that excess rain you guys are getting out this way. It's as dry as a popcorn TOOT.

Already got the 4th of July Trains all set-up for Friday, we'll be celebrating at the museum with our spouses coming down for a pot-luck & cookout.

Back to the laundry, no rest for the wicked  weary.

Later all. 

Remember the Veterans. Past, present and future.

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:27 PM

Good evening all,

Only one word is appropriate for today:  Dang!  To be fair, the Belgians outplayed us, but it still hurts.  Hopefully the ladies can get some redemption for us next year in Canada.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:16 PM

Happy July all.

Gearing up for the 4th.

Hope all are well.

Swamp coolers. Believe it or not, the house my parents had in Houston when I was born and lived in until I was 6 had a swamp cooler - in the swamp no less.

Have a great day all!

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:02 AM

Mornin' boys.  Mornin' English.  Hot.  Wifey is sending me out to the garage to clean it up.  She has that whip firmly in hand.

Youngest Princess and I got back to Fifedom last night.  We logged 470 miles on our visit to my folks' place in WV.  We spent Monday afternoon at Deep Creek Lake, where she paddle-boarded.  She also received a youth compound bow, and it is probably her most prized possession (even more than her i-touch!).  She actually got a bullseye yesterday before we packed up.  Brent, I had an inkling to call, but then we got caught in that ugly weather on 70.

rt - Happy 30th.

AF53 - Angel for wifey.

cheapclassics - Those Belgians were just so d@%* evil!!!

V8Vega - Idaho looks good, bro...

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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:13 PM

Good morning all,

Waiting for tree trimmer to show up today to trim my tall palm trees and  tree.

Our local Ace Hardware has all the parts I need for water evaporator cooler as soon as I can get over there.

Got to run,

Ray

 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:21 PM

Well was trying to wait until page two but figured it would be a while seeing its 2 days later and still on page one lol. Took a bunch of stuff to the auction house still have another item to go up I forgot. but may keep it to see if I can fit it in some where else. I do like that Rocking chair so tomorrow will be rearrange day again been having that a lot lately Big Smile  also need to get chop saw out and make some 6" legs to go under a 4' x 6'  piece of plywood which will have another train loop on on top of my current layout so it will give me a mountain area I guess. or at least a raised area of town may have to figure out how to make a road going up to there from lower area also. may even have a switch to be able to come down a tresel area to the main table and connect in. 

Thanks all for the anniversary wishes still don't know how she has put up with me for 30 years.

Well past hour been sitting in my room listening to Pink Floyd ( what I do to relax no lights just the computer  ( using DVD in computer) a division bell DVD. Love this room since got the black out curtains as it will black out the room if the puter wasn't on it would be pitch dark in here. 
Not much else happening around here. Think it will be chili-dogs and baked beans tonight   :o Oh boy sounds good to me. 
Talk to you all later. 

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Posted by dbaker48 on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 7:46 PM

Good Evening,

Still hanging around, was waiting to see what kind of news I would have before I posted.  Went to the Dr today, and have the cast REMOVED !!!  Great News!!  I can actually see my leg again.  Now I have a "cam walker" boot I have to wear.  It is a nylon boot goes 3/4 the way up the calf, and uses velcro straps.  Not the most comfortable thing, but no complaints from here.  Next appointment in August.  He gave me instructions to do more weight bearing up to 100%.  Today its a little sore, but there has been a lot of trama, so I'm sure that will improve.

Talked with the Chief today, his back sore is significantly improved and doing very well.

Kay's situation is doing well and she is progressively improving.  YAHOO !!!

So all is well with us, looking forward to using the Spa and doing some "water therapy".  In the meantime will be doing a lot of foot flexing in the bed to get some range of motion back.  Ive been very fortunate doesn't appear there has been very much atrophy, at least not noticeable.

Congrats RT on the 30 yrs!  Thats fantastic. 

When you guys get tired of all the rain just start blowing it back west, we sure need what ever we can get.

Take Care All and Stay Healthy

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:06 PM

Good evening all,

Don B, that is great news for both you and Kay!   We won tonight 7-0, which takes some of the sting out of the 9-0 lambasting we got a few weeks ago.  Wife was watching the game tonight for the first time this season.  My teammates said she should be at all the rest of the games (funny they did not say the same about me!).  Quiet, good day at work.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:57 AM

Morning all.  Back from lake house.  Surprise surprise!!!  Neighbor at the had mowed my grass.  Yes, the one that had bone cancer and I "tended" his yard for three years, mow it.  Told him thanks and he replied, "Least I could do."  I had to do some weedeating and spray herbicide on edging and stone drives.  Not bad.  Was hot and humid.  Heat indices 109.  

Lunch meeting and then Wifey's new fancy super doper washer and dryer delivered this afternoon.

Shake and Bake since he got his cast off.   Dancing in the streets.

 

Good ole' hurricane headed to the coast.  So what!  A little guy and not a biggie.

Have a good one. 

PS: Back has miraculously changed.  From a big bandage to a small Band-Aid strip to protect shirt.  Almost healed.  Hand looks good too but will take a few weeks due to size and depth of hole.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:09 AM

Chief glad your wounds are finally healing. You have to remember thou the older we get the longer they take to mend Laugh 

Morning all been here doing some reading on the puter and eating breakfast. Been up about 2 hrs yeah sleeping in again lol. Well time to go do some measurements and some wood working today see if I can 1 get the shelf up above the mantle and 2 get the 4' x 6' board on the table so its out of the way. So off I go have a good one will talk to you all later. 

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Posted by SPMan on Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:02 PM

Don B. Great news for you and Kay.  Happy for you.

Chief, glad to hear you're on the mend too.

The tree trimmer guy came today and did the tall palms and a Yucca tree in the front yard.  Did a good job.

Yesterday my son was home and helped me get the swamp cooler going.  We put in new aspen pads on three sides, new water pump, new drive belt and a new float valve.  Got an adapter  for the water spigot and ran a 35 foot water line to the cooler.  Everything works great now.  Now I have an alternative way to cool the house besides our A/C which is running too much.  Have read that the evaporative coolers use only 1/4 of the energy it takes to run the A/C.

Wife and I have been getting along pretty well lately and learning to deal with her problems.  She has another appointment with the neurologist next week but as far as I know the test he ran have turned up no physical reason for her memory loss.  Whatever comes, we will deal with it at least one day at a time.

Got nice call from sister in Virginia yesterday.  The one with terminal cancer.  She has a great attitude and talked my ear off.  I just let her go and tried to be a good listener.  She has decided on having the best quality of life she can with her time left versus taking a lot of useless chemo and being sick all the time.  I respect her decision.  My former next door neighbor did the same thing and passed peacefully.

Hot weather is here to stay now for the rest of the summer.  Don't know what happened to June gloom marine layer?  Didn't get much this year.

Ran trains today.  First time in over a week.  Felt good.

later,

Ray

 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, July 3, 2014 8:09 PM

Good evening all,

Got to play soccer again.  My side lost 12-11, but we had fun.  Work was very quiet.  Lady who likes to make trouble tried to bug me just before I left as she usually does, but I dodged all her comments.  Some possibly good news.  I think the neighbors with whom I have had some discussions over the years about the trees moved out today.   Of course, that always leads to which is worse, the devil you know or the devil you do not know.   Next person there could be much worse in other ways.   Some definitely not good news as my sister called and said her best friend from high school has stage 4 breast cancer.  Not good.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:27 PM

Evening all. Happy July 4th Eve.

Don B - that is great news for both of you.

Mike C - hope things improve and Ray - good for your sister.

Have a great day tomorrow.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:18 PM

Ray, prayers for you and your wife.

Good to see the regulars still posting.  Especially Roy M.  He stays so busy.  Some of the others seemed to have strayed.  Sad.

Hurricane real close and we can't get measurable rain.  Real breezy.  That's a hurricane for you.  Rotation pushes heaviest rain to the east of the eye.

Sleep tight.

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Posted by Demay on Friday, July 4, 2014 4:09 AM

Happy 4th of July!

Ohayo Chuck!  Where are you?

We are four days into July and I'm finally getting my first post written.  Unfortunately, it has been raining all day today so the base's celebration events are not so fun.  However, the rain did not stop this morning's 5K race.  I do not know if the fireworks have been cancelled.  We celebrated the older son's 11th birthday on the 1st.  The youngest child's 4th birthday is Monday.  Our daughter's 13th birthday is the 23rd so July is always a busy month for us.  We have only 10 more days in Japan.  I'm still hoping to climb Mt. Fuji before we leave. 

Don B. - I'm glad all is progressing well for you and Kay.

SP Ray - You and your wife are in my prayers.

Mike C. - I'm sorry about the bad news you received.  Your family is in my prayers as well.

Sayonara,

Joe

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, July 4, 2014 6:21 AM

Happy Independents Day, to all our independent minded readers...Laugh  Glad I'm not on the Outer Banks this week. Whistling  We're hosting a cookout at Fifedom, so if you're all nearby, stop for some steamed crabs and weenies.Chef

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Friday, July 4, 2014 6:54 AM
A happy 4th to all. East Coast guys and gals: Be careful with Arthur. Hope you all stay safe.
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Posted by Blueberryhill RR on Friday, July 4, 2014 7:03 AM

Good Morning from Blueberryhill..........

Good Morning , Joe..........I have been busy lately. Now that things have settled down, I can post more often.

Today we are taking it easy. A nice dinner and relaxing. The Indians are playing at home tonite.

Happy 4th of July to all.

Chuck

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Posted by laz 57 on Friday, July 4, 2014 7:10 AM

Hi GUYZ,

  Happy 4th of JULY!!!!!

Been very busy here.  WIFEY and my MINNIE DOG and me are going to MAINE tomorrow for 10 days.  Going to Bar Harbor and hiking in Acadia National Park.  Gonna try and get to see the Maine RR whilst there and go up to Baxter Syaye Park and hike up to Mt. Khatadin at the start of the AT.  Also gonna try and get fat on some LOBSTADinner!!!

RT happy belated BirthdayCakeHappy B-DayBeerPizzaCake.

CHUCK & BUCKEYE TGIF!!!!!!

I see we got beat in that other sport they call foot ball?

Stay frosty my friends,

laz57

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Posted by Blueberryhill RR on Friday, July 4, 2014 7:41 AM

Buckeye & LAZ........TGIF

(almost forgot)

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Posted by Hudson#685 on Friday, July 4, 2014 8:26 AM
Happy 4th of July. We are getting hit with the effects from Hurricane Arthur now, so all of the parades, fireworks and bbqs are postponed until tomorrow. Progress on my Branchline. It is now 9x12 with an outer loop of 72'curves. Rich: Happy 60th anniversary to Mom and Dad. Don: Great News about you and Kay. Chief: You have a good neighbor who appreciated everything you did for him. Glad your wounds are healing. RT: Enjoy the Layout work. SPMan, Ray: Continued prayers for you, your wife and sister. It seems to me all of you have he right attitude. Mike C: Prayers for your sister's friend. Fife: Enjoy the BBQ. Ours will be tomorrow. lol Joe D: Enjoy your time left in Japan. Hope you make it to Mt. Fuiji. Laz: Safe trip and enjoy Maine. Enjoy the Day! John
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Posted by sir james I on Friday, July 4, 2014 8:27 AM

Happy 4th of July

Sad to see that June is gone already.

Stay safe today, but have fun.

S.J.

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