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COFFEE POT May 2018. Another anniversary. 14 years old. Coffee and all the breakfast you want.
Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, April 30, 2018 9:44 PM

Drink and eat up.  Spent morning at grand opening of Union Station in Raleigh.  OUTSTANDING.

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Posted by dbaker48 on Monday, April 30, 2018 9:48 PM

What no pictures?  Or did you run out of time? Smile

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, April 30, 2018 10:41 PM

Don more like Film, you know his camera uses film. 

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:22 AM

 

Good Morning from 50°F Southern Ohio,

 

On midnight shift still, but this is the last week till August when I’ll be on nights again.  It was beautiful Monday.  I finished waxing the truck.  That job is spread over a few days, but it looks nice.  Changed the oil in the Civic, moved a truck load of concrete and dirt, stained the replacement kitchen window sash and planted flowers.  After that I took a couple hours nap and came into work.  By morning I’ll be ready for bed.  Over the weekend I saw Infinity Wars with the kids.  It was pretty good.  And Saturday night the youngest girl, Kalie, had a bunch of friends over after the school dance for a few hours.  The oldest girl, Felicity made the cheerleader squad she was happy.  The boy, Gabriel is enjoying baseball and starting as a freshman on the varsity team. 

 

I’m going to look into shutterfly.  I wonder if there is a way to move my pictures from photobucket over?

 

Banks - What instrument does your granddaughter play?

 

We’re testing equipment tonight so I’d better go and check on the guys.

 

Good night and may God bless

 

Jim

 

 

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:18 AM

Morning.  Already 72.  Skipped spring and went to summer.  Farmers planting and setting tobacco.  Dry for a change.  Plants in garden growing.

Don, check Union Station in Raleigh NC.  Doug watched a video on it.  Wifey and I were in chairs at the speaker's stage.  Not the place to take photos.  Once it was over, had to rush home.

Have a good one.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:22 AM

Aloha. Happy May Day! It was a beautiful warm day yesterday and looks like another today - then the temps drop a bit and... it's always 'cooler by the lake' anyway. I certainly appreciate the change in the weather from all-winter-all-the-time. I bought pizza for the staff yesterday to celebrate a few of them graduating this May and it made for a nice day to eat together outside. 

I am enjoying a car I brought over the weekend for the middle boy whose ride is dead but if he doesn't want it, I'll save it for the youngest who is getting his drivers permit later this weke. For now, I am using it to drive to the train depot. It is a 2003 Chevy Cavalier with 130K miles - it's got a few things wrong with it but for $400, I am not complaining. In fact, it will probably cost more than that just to transfer the title and get new plates...

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Posted by sir james I on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:35 AM

Well what you know Da Chief stayed awake long enough to put the coffee on. He must have given a speach yesterday as the Hot Air has reached us too. Happy May Day

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:45 AM

Morning all and a fine start to May!

69 cloudy and windy with a high of 81 today. 

SJ - Thumbs Up

DJ - good luck with the SS

Phish - sounds like fun, we always enjoyed when the kids had all thier friends over.

 

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:22 AM

Already ran the battery dead once on Jordan's elect motorcycle this morning. He has more fun chasing me on the 110 CC

 

Like Doug said, Got to 83 yesterday here and they say hotter today.

A trip to Walmart later to get some supplies then back to Bike riding. Big Smile

 

 

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Posted by lion88roar on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:02 AM

Morning Fellas

Not a whole lot going on these days. Just working around the house to get projects finished, tidy up the joint. Got 7 months to fix the house up and finish whatever projects in Pittsburgh need to be done...

Fun times

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:30 PM

Happy May Day!!

Been a while, looks like first page!!

Might have sold my Acura 3.5RL, after sitting for a year.  Find out tonight at 6.

Jumped right into summer 74F now and VERY sunny, I'll take it!!

Got to softball practice late, got 1 hit and that's about it.  

Didn't sleep well last night and might go to the Dream Lift tonight to fetch the kids from the airport.

Gotta get back to work, crazy busy!

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Posted by robmcc on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 5:31 PM

 

Evening all

High 70's and not a cloud to be seen.

I had to play hookey from work today to fix the van. The power steering went on it last night. I thought it was the pump or the rack from where the fluid was leaking. Thinking the worse, I took it to one of my childhood buddies to see what he could find. Turned out to be one of the lines had been rubbing against the frame and eventually wore through. (Great design, Chrysler...... Hmm ) Anyways, for $30 worth of parts and a case of beer, he was able to fix it. Definitely saved me about $700!

Have a good one!

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:23 AM

 

Good Morning from clear 58°F Southern Ohio,

 

Tuesday I got some more concrete fill from the contractor so I moved it around and after I left for work they dropped off a load of dirt.  At this rate I should have the area I’m trying to fill done by fall.  It is a win-win because I’m getting the fill free and the contractor has a handy close by place to dump the solid fill.  I also took the oldest girl driving for a bit and cut grass for about an hour before coming to work.

 

I’m going to swing by Rural King on the way home from work and get my bride a Ginko tree.  She is really fond of them, and I have plenty of space to choose from to plant it.  It is predicted to be nice again today but won’t get it into the ground because the next few days are going to be packed.

 

Rob - Good deal on the car repair. 

 

Rich - Hope you get a fair price on the Acura

 

Brent - It seems like the last 20% of a project takes the longest to get done.

 

Roy - It is fun when the kid’s friends come over.  For the most part they are well behaved.  We remind them of the ground rules and if they break the rules, we call their parents to come and get them.  And we do it.

 

Doug - for $400 you’ve got a real deal

 

May God bless

 

Jim

 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:20 AM

Good morning,

Quiet here,

Cloudy but warm, will hit mid 80s again today then rain tonight. Cat was out all night. Topped off the Ranger and filled the Gator gas can this morning. I musta got into something when I was working the brush along the east fence-line. Got a bad rash on my right arm? Huh?

Grand-son is already at full blast on that elect bike and getting braver by the minute. It won't be long before he wants to move up to the 110cc gas bike..  

Surprisingly enough the grass is not doing much yet. It has turned green but we are WAY short on rain. If we get that rain it will pop.

 Never seen it this dry this time of year here. Farmers are cranking the seed into the ground all over the place.

Good deal Doug, hard to get anything for $400 these days. I think it is $95 to transfer the title + the $101 for the plates. 

Jim, how big of an area you filling?

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:26 AM

79 degrees already.  Outside chores again today.  Seems nice to not have chill and rain.

Have a good one.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:36 AM

Morning 'Potters!

Another cloudy day, some sprinkles, maybe a storm tonight, and a high of 87 (whoa summer!).

Phish - that's a good deal on the fill. "They" want a fortune to remove dirt and a fortune to bring it around here. 

Brent - good luck on the Philly house. Hope your plans we were talking about at York work in your favor.

Rob - good deal on the power steering repair!

Kev - Thumbs Up on the bike riding!

 

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:57 AM

Aloha. Looks like another sunny beautiful day but there's thunderstorms looming out west somewhere. . . Spent the evening poking around the Cavalier. There's more rust around the door frames than i'd like. Yeah, Kev, that sounds about right for fees for a new title and plates. Sigh. 

Rob, you gave me a good idea to check about the power steering fluid leaking in our Impala. I should try to trace the lines instead of just looking at the pump... 

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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:53 PM

84 yesterday, snows almost melted so the grass got it's first cut.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:18 PM

 

Good Evening from sunny 82°F Southern Ohio

 

I picked up the Ginko tree from RK; it was $35 and about 4’ tall.  It has a good structure and I’ll not need to do much training at this point.  Bride is to pick the spot for it.  I’ll use some of the topsoil I’m getting for fill to fill the hole I'll dig for the tree.  Speaking of dirt, they delivered three more truckloads of fill and I got it spread out before coming to work.  It is pretty nice topsoil.  Almost hate using it for fill, almost.  It is free. 

 

Dennis - thermocouples are odd I’ve had them last for > 10 years and then again go out in just a couple years.  I have noticed the ones that last the longest are the ones that get heated up and remain heated like a hot water tank compared to the ones that the unit like a set of gas logs is operated seasonally.

 

Kev - the place I’m filling will take about 24 yards of fill and I'm guessing I'm about 1/3 complete.  Concrete will continue to be added to the bank for stabilization. It is the area next to the original garage that was part of a ravine.  When we dug out for the new garage we started to fill the ravine next to the old garage.  The end goal is to have a gravel pad next to the old garage to park the camper.

 

Roy - Yes I am blessed to be getting the fill for free.  If I had to pay for filling the ditch it would be very expensive.  As it is I’ll be investing a lot of sweat and exercise in filling and levelling.  Gravel will come next year probably unless I get the spot filled quicker than anticipated.

 

Good night and may God bless

 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:33 PM

Jim, sounds like a plan. Just don't try to pour concrete anyplace you fill for at least a year so it can settle. Otherwise as I bet, you know, it will settle and crack! 

Been fighting with my old lawn mower today, Just quit as I was running along?

I know a lot of what is not wrong with it but still have not found what is wrong with it. Close to solenoid, relay or key switch. It is weird because it will not blow a fuse with the key on, not running. And it takes time to blow the fuse, running? So I am in the thought it is a coil overload going to ground??? I checked the engine charging system and I know that is not it. I would think the key switch would be a right now blow? Not sure? I will get there. Gave up for now, time for food.

 

 

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:36 PM

Hello there,

watching grandson play baseball. He is visiting team. Top of 4th he's up 5 to 2.

So far this week  I cleaned up the dead English Walnut that blew over a couple weeks ago and finally got the front porch repair well under way along with a little farming .

It was 86 this PM. Too hot for May. Considering putting AC in the bedroom window tonight.

Phish.....granddaughter just started playing clarinet this year. The competitions we've been going to are baton twirling.

Kev......good luck with the mower.

Bottom of 5th score is 14 to 2.

Later.

 

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Posted by 8ntruck on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:46 PM

It has been a crazy weird April.  About two weeks ago my wife's little sister passed away unexpecedly.  Appears to have been a hart attack.  She was 57.  That generated an almost two week long trip to Michigan.  We got back last week Thursday.  Been playing catch up at work.  This is also making my wife and me feel old.

On the up side, we got to sepnd some time with my grand nephew (oh yea, his parents were there too).

I've had kind of an odd thing happen at our Michigan property and here at home.  Had a dead limb fall out of a tree in both places.  Both limbs were about 8" in diameter, and both limbs broke off at woodpecker's nests.

On the train front, I'm working on a 4' by 8' table for a permenant Thomas layout for the KATY museum.  Should have the table finished this weekend.

About all for now.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:58 PM

8n - so sorry about your wife's sister sudden passing. Prayers for your family Angel

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Posted by cheapclassics on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:20 PM

Good evening all,

Mowed yard tonight.  Busy day at work.  Warm weather but turning wet.  Saturday is supposed to be perfect for Mini.  Yesterday was busy at work as well.  Watched Indy 11 lose but TK was fast time for AJ's team again today!!!   14 rules!!!  8N, my condolences to your family.  Lucas turned 28 today.  Been quite a year for him.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by SPMan on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:38 PM

V8 Dennis, I would be happy to get a thousand for my old 87 Buick.  It has less than 100K miles and runs good but needs a lot of TLC.  Needs a paint job, new shocks, tires,air conditioning does not work and the right front window is broken and will not roll up and down.  Also the rubber gaskets around windows needs replacing.

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, May 3, 2018 4:36 AM

8N.....Condolences

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:32 AM

8N - Condolences to your familiy.

Dude was a no show again, waited 20 minutes past his appointment time.  I had the pleasure of being in the color guard at County Fireman's Association Memorial Service.  Since I was ranking officer, I led the contingent to put a flower in the Maltese Cross for each of our 3 members that past last year.  One last memorial and honor for my friend Jimmy (aka Dirt Bomb) who I was friends with in High School along with his brother Ray (who died in 1992).  Still miss them both.

RoadRunner was ride of choice this morning and a topless ride home is on tap, mid 80's today.

Not much else, trying to generate some work here.  Had a record Monday, slacked off big time since

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Posted by lion88roar on Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:03 AM

Mornin' Fellas

I have a fondness for water, not pools so much due to the chemicals they use to 'clean' the water, but I do enjoy a dip in a lake, letting the waves crash around me at the beach, etc. I do not like water in my basement. Now we have never had an issue with water in the basement here at our current home, but the previous owners obviously did. About 2 years after we moved in the doors to the pump room started to mold. We bleach cleaned them and let the sit for a few years to see if the mold would return. It did not, so they got 2 coats of Kilz sealer, and 2 coats of fresh paint. Still looking good after 3 years. We have been concerned about the base moldings and the sink base, well the base moldings were removed and sure enough destroyed due to to mold. Being disgusted, I let that project flounder for a few years... well Tuesday I had some down time and decided to remove the vanity top, came off easily (which it should have), then I unscrewed the base from the wall and pulled it out. HOLY MOLD!!!! The base is completely rotted from the floor up about 6 inches. Only way this happened was there was water in the bathroom at some point. I pulled out my work light and the walls appear to be OK. I also do not see any mold in the pump room. I have to get the base out of the basement and then bleach clean the area where the base sat. When the new base arrives it will be getting a few coats of Kilz sealer on the unfinished surfaces under the cabinet, and I may buy some PVC edge molding (the really thin stuff in the roll) to put along the bottom edges.

I did get three light switches swapped out, have three more to do and all the switches in the house will be the new retangular style. Thumbs Up Also finished putting up the Azek trim boards around the screened porch. Next up is finishing the front porch, then it is all inside work. List is long, but distinguished. Smile A few projects that will be contracted out so they are done right the first time and I won't be risking life or limb to get them done.

Neighbor and I walked our property line last Sunday and found 4 maybe 5 trees that need to come down as they are dead and we don't want them falling onto our houses. Did some research and found Husqvarna makes logging pants that will jam the chainsaw if the blade hits your leg! Definitely investing the $60 on those. Will also pick up a pair of logging boots and a helmet with a neck guard. Been reading a lot of horror stories about chainsaw accidents lately.

8N - condolences and prayers Angel

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:09 AM

Hello there,

the game ended 14-3.

Lots o running to do today.

Yesterday while storeing the prewar manual switches I got at York I noticed a price tag on the bottom of 1 pair from Downtown Trains & Camera. they were $3.00 each.

Fife.....what time does the show open Saturdat?

Best get on with the day.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:49 AM

Morning all!

73 already and storms to hit here around 10:30 - noon.

Brent - glad the mold appears to be contained. Be careful with that chain saw!

Banks - always appreciate when someone can post they did some farming yesterday! Nice win for the grandson's team!

Anj - glad you got to honor your friend!

Kev - good luck with the lawnmower diagnosis!

 

Regards, Roy

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