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April Coffee Pot. April 1. 17 years and still going. Enjoy any type of coffee that you like.
Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:11 PM

Away we go for another year. 

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:58 AM

ChiefEagles

Away we go for another year. 

 

I've only been around since 08. Hard to believe it's been that long. Made a lot of friends here.

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Posted by MartyE on Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:34 AM

Morning all.  Hope everyone is as well as can be expected.  PA moved up my eligibility for the vaccine to the 12th of April so I'm getting that appointment lined up.

Played with the trains a bit last evening.  Nothing big just a few laps around the loop.  

 

Stay safe.  Nice cold day in here in Western PA.

Trying to update my avatar since 2020 Laugh

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:19 AM

Morning all!

Any coffee I like?  That's usually Maxwell House French Roast, although ocasionally I'll  brew up Eight O' Clock coffee for nostalgia, makes the place smell like Grandma's house used to!  

Although I was a bit annoyed when Eight O' Clock updated the bag to a more modern look.  Dammit, some things shouldn't change! 

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:25 PM

Large Dwith cream, no sugar, please.

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Posted by Demay on Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:58 PM

Bulletproof to start the day, then a couple of espressos mid-morning and early afternoon. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:19 PM

Good evening all,

Moderately active day at work.  Nothing else to report.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, April 2, 2021 9:09 AM

I used to be a regular at the Fri. morning bulletin stuffing at the big church I go to. Mostly senors and friends of mine , we put inserts into the bulletins. Because of the hysteria the church was closed for several months and now open but attendance is way down and the minimal inserts in the bulletins so I haven't gone for a year. Today it has started up for the Easter services bulletins, I'm going after this.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, April 2, 2021 9:20 AM

Good Friday ----

Was absent yesterday as Jenni was not feeling well......I sat with her and we watched the home opener of the Yankees.  Lost 3-2 in 10.

She was better when I left this morning.

Freaking COLD this morning 29F and still windy.  At least it's Sunny!!

Got some shopping done for Jenni she's going to bake a Pizza Rustica if she feels better on Sunday Morning.  I'll be at Mom's house cooking.

Manahawkin --- lol

24 oz. of Bada Bean Cawfee this morning......up and at 'em (Jersey Style...lol look it up the commercials are hilarious...)

Back at work today, hoping to get outta here on time but we'll see.

Back later

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 ChiefEagles on Friday, April 2, 2021 9:28 AM

42 in the sun. Wind chill 30. Rushing to the Dr. Apt. got changed from 1:40 to 11 AM.

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Posted by KRM on Friday, April 2, 2021 11:24 AM

Warning today,,,,, Well I have the seed and fertilizer spread down at the creek, now I just need some heat and rain.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, April 2, 2021 12:13 PM

4 shots in muscle in left shoulder blade area. 2 1/2 months of hurting and now done.  Relief finally. Dr. said in a knot.  New bumper to install on new mower.  Track work in Train Box.  BTW: MTH not shipping anymore of their Realtrax switches.  Not at dealer.  Sorry.  Will start switching some out to Fasttrac.  Middle finger to Mike's Trash House. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, April 2, 2021 12:39 PM

Afternoon folks!

Sunny and cool breezes today. Continued warming for the weekend. First Easter weekend in years where weather will not be terrible. All the immediate family has been vacinated at least once so we are hosting Easter 'brunch'. Filets will be charcoal grilled by son! BIL has been moved to a new facility and even though vacinated, they said if he leaves he cannot come back - but we can visit???? So he will not be able to attend - which I think would have been good for him. The daughters now have med power of attourney and when the current facility releases him he will be moved to a group home near us and the oldest daughter. We will be able to visit him there and will also be able to take his dog - which we will be keeping unless he is ever able to live independently again?

Happy Easter all!

Regards, Roy

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, April 2, 2021 4:15 PM

Tried to watch the O's vs BoSox, only to learn that Dish dropped MASN. BooooooBlack Eye

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Posted by cheapclassics on Friday, April 2, 2021 10:55 PM

Good evening all,

One would think after all these years, I would not be astounded by the incompetency of bureaucrats.  A recent memo was sent late on Thursday (before a 3 day weekend) detailing some major policy changes.  The idiot sending "apologized" for it being so late in the day and week, but anyone with a lick of sense knows he just did not a d--- about anybody.  The really sad part is he may actually think anyone will believe he is sincere.  Ugh.   Guys are supposed to finish the shed Saturday.  I have my doubts.  Still no CTT, MR or Trains.  You have to wonder.  Question for anyone... why do they call it March Madness when it ends in April?....asking for a friend.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:58 AM

47 and warming fast. Got a Humana home nurse on the way to do the yearly checkup.   Part of their contract.

Grandson's birthday [April 5] this afternoon. Will be 4. Grandparents from NY are here.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:50 PM

Afternoon all!

 Rough start to the day. Cloudy and cooler than predicted. OK with me! Should have some sun this afternoon.

Repaired a friend's Lionel year 2000 Big Boy. The chuff microswitch broke and I had three in stock. Lubed everything and made sure all screws were tight as I reassembled (I always find a bunch of loose internal screws when I take a loco apart).

Today is cleanup day for tomorrow's family Easter dinner. Son procured 2 tenderloins yesterday and he will slice them up, prep, and charcoal grill them. 

Regards, Roy

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Posted by cheapclassics on Saturday, April 3, 2021 4:14 PM

Good afternoon all,

Door works on the shed and all four sides are covered.  Some flashing still needs to be installed.  Good news is that I did not have to pay them today.  More good news is that I got the stimulus money today.  Bad news is no MR, CTT or TRAINS...yet.   More bad news is there was a bogus charge on credit charge.  Good news is credit card company will zero that out.  Weather is warmer.  Mailed state and federal tax returns today.  Should get refund in a few months.  Did a Tox-A-Way today and there was NO line at all.  Got rid of a lot of stuff.  Debating which Mass to go.  Saturday night is SOOOOO long but getting up early for Sunday is not a good choice either.  Not sure what to make of the day.  I wish everyone a Happy Easter!  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

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Posted by dbaker48 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:59 PM

Good Evening,

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!

Things been quiet around here.  Going to Chris' for BBQ tomorrow.  Just got an engine back from Mike Reagan that he was repairing for me, he did a fantastic job!  Its perfect!  The only issue is the shipping cost, sure wish he wasn't so far away.  But it's worth it to know someone you can trust.

Weather has been fantastic the past couple of days mid 70-s to low 80's.

Take care all and hope you all have a great Easter.

Don

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, April 3, 2021 9:58 PM

Sun. 82 Mon. 82 Tue. 80

Wrmcc I get the idea your one of those guys who can repair about anything, I like to think I have good mechanical aptitude but I still aren't real good at fixing things.

Today is 4. 3. 21 the final countdown.

Tomorrow I'll be 78 I am greatfull that my health is good, I'm active and do things, I walk with my dogs everyday and some exercises. My balance is terrable though.

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:39 AM

                     HAPPY EASTER

 ALL!

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, April 4, 2021 8:03 AM

Hippity-hoppity boys! Pretty day along the Allegany front range. Steaks on the grill today, and a small ham for youngest princess. I'll have to drive her back to college after supper.

v8vega - Happy B-Day Oh, and don't be dancing on any tables with that balance issue...WinkThumbs Up

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, April 4, 2021 9:05 AM

59 and warming fast. Sunny and beautiful Easter. God bless all.

Happy Birthday Dennis.  Hope you have many more. Happy B-Day

TV Church today.

Baked ham, potato salad and asparagus. A couple of friends coming later for a meal.

Enjoy the day of celebration of resurrection.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:17 AM

Happy Easter gang!

 WOW 72 already with full sun and heading UP. Happy Birthday Dennis.

No plans today. Wife don't want to go into the mess till she gets her shots. Yes

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:31 PM

Happy Easter everyone!  Hope the "Bunny" was as good to you as "she" was to me!

So it looks like I'm gonna get fat or spend the whole night in the bathroom.  Ick!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:43 PM

Easter blessings to all!

Happy Birthday Dennis! Happy B-Day

Regards, Roy

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Posted by dougdagrump on Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:47 PM
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Egg.""Egg who?""Egg-cited to see me?”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Arthur.""Arthur who?""Arthur any more chocolate bunnies?”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Heidi.""Heidi who?""Heidi the eggs around the house!”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Moira.""Moira who?""Give me Moira Easter chocolate.”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Some bunny.""Some bunny who?""Some bunny keeps taking all my Easter candy!”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Esther.""Esther who?""Esther Bunny!”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Howard.""Howard who?""Howard you like to meet the Easter Bunny?”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Justin.""Justin who?""Justin time for the bunny hop!”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Alma.""Alma who?""Alma chocolate is gone, can I have some of yours?”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Carrie.""Carrie who?""Carrie my Easter eggs for me please?”
  • “Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Wendy.""Wendy who?""Wendy you think you're going with my Easter eggs?”
  • “Knock, knock!""Who's there?""Boo.""Boo who?""Don't cry, Easter will be back next year!”

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, April 4, 2021 3:53 PM

 

Easter

Hello there
 
V8 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
 
Not much kitchen progress again. Must be the spring melancholy. Thought we were going to lose our doberman this week. Wednesday night he was stumbling around like he'd had a stroke. Got worse Thursday, Friday took him to vet expecting the worse as he is 14. Turns out he has vertigo. Got a bottle of pills an he should be better in a few days. Seems better already.
 
This week get the camper out of the carport. Do some cleaning and load stuff for the beach. Helping son replace some fence posts tomorrow
 
Spent yesterday with son and family as he had to work 2nd shift all weekend. The grandaughters stayed with us after he went to work and their Mom went home. They had a good time riding their bikes and helping roll the grass.
Grass
 
Another laid back Easter. No egg hunts, Dinner with Daughter and her family then a Sunday drive.
 
Best go see about supper.
 
Prayers for those in ned and the end of  this pandemic.

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Posted by Demay on Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:30 PM

Happy Easter!

Happy Birthday V8!

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, April 4, 2021 9:50 PM

Good evening all,

The shed is done!  I hope you all had a good Easter.  I hope everyone has a good day.

Keep on training,

Mike C. from Indiana

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