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Jefferys Track Side Diner for April, 2022

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:40 PM

Bye Bye April. See ya next year.

https://youtu.be/h0JvF9vpqx8

 

Time to hit the rack.

 

TF

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, April 30, 2022 8:08 PM

 

Say goodbye to Elsie! She's got her bags packed (not calf's skin) and she's headed outta' here.

 Elsie_on-board by Edmund, on Flickr

I hope everyone is on the mend —

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:54 PM

Hi Tom

I'm glad you finally got your unpleasant experiences with DT solved.  I'm hoping proper management of this unfortunate condition will keep things under control and prevent surgery.

I know what you mean about the food commercials.  Especially you mentioning a big juicy turkey.  I was on a liquid and certain soft food diet while taking two heavy dose antibiotics that felt like they were poisoning me for two weeks.  Even the junk food that I rarely ever touch looked good on the fast food commercialsLaugh

From here on out I won't be eating food like that anymore and not surprised it doesn't really bother me.

 

Ya, the MustangWhistling  The first ride this spring unfortunately is a drive over to my mechanics place.  Love the guy but I call him the Piper.

We used very high quality parts rebuilding her and going over everything with a fine-tooth comb at my brother-in-law's shop in Wisconsin.  I think that was about 7 years ago. 

After converting the one wheel wonder from a (3 to 1) ratio 9-inch rear end to a (3.73 to 1) ratio posi-traction rear end,  I have to admit I've been driving her a bit hard sometimes.  Especially by downshifting to assist braking that I haven't upgraded yetWhistling...Laugh   If you want to start fast, you need to be able to Stop Fast!

Well anyway, last fall my clutch pedal was acting all wanky.  I think the problem is internal.  It hesitates after being engaged where it is supposed to stop, but then the pedal just keeps going and springs my knee up to the steering wheel.  That ain't very normalLaugh

I know they say go easy on your machinery and your machinery will go easy on you.  But the temptation is too great behind the wheel of a muscle machine sometimesStick out tongue  So I have to pay the Piper.

 

Thanks Tom

 

 

TF

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:48 AM

Last day of the Month. Tomorrow starts train vacation picture time.

Finally we will have a subject where I can provide heavy participation.

My coffee maker broke this morning. It was one of the ultra-cheapies and was over a year old. That is less than $2.00 per month. I'll count that as money-worth.

At work, I have noticed a few people each day buying a large diameter garden hose, and a female adapter to go with it. One of the other employees explained it to me. It seems that as the seasonal residents are leaving to go North, their next-door neighbors buy what they need to connect the hose bibs together and steal water from their meter. How scummy can you get? Apparently this type of theft is rampant in manufactured home communitities. Sad.

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Posted by Sparky Rail on Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:37 AM

Hey TF, glad to hear you are on the mend. I can relate to your happy meal at the end of the treatement. I used to suffer from diverticulitis, and I'd wind up in the ER about once a year in an incredible amount of pain. After a night of the high power pain killers, I'd be stuck in the joint for a few days with no food, just an IV with antibiotics. One time I went in 2 days before Thanksgiving. Almost every commercial on the TV would show a huge Thanksgiving dinner or food of some kind, whitch made the fasting soooo much more dificult. I've since been repaired with a cut and splice and have been fine since. Talk to your Doc about having a dose of antibiotics in your medicine cabinet as getting on them as soon as a flare up starts is important.

Almost Mustang time isn't it?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, April 30, 2022 8:52 AM

Good morning

Wifey pooh brought me out to dinner early yesterday evening as it had been two days after antibiotics, so I could have dairy and regular food again.  My choice was the Italian restaurant Buca Di Beppo for manicotti, fettuccine alfredo and chicken marsalaDinner 

Two weeks with nothing solid was delicious to enjoy some good comfort food for a change.

 

I seen Green Machines can be seasoned with an orange flavor as well EdLaugh  Reminds me of the A-frames Up North with multiple barrels up the stack to provide extra heat radiation.  Flames would blow out the roof stack periodically on a cold night from creosote build up in the barrels. 

I read an article how the band "Three Dog Night" chose their name.  One of the band members had three dogs and welcomed them all to sleep along with him in the Rack on one of those cold nightsLaugh

 

Your wife's Grandfather used to pull his own teeth with a pliers CharleyZip it!  I thought my marine seargent step Dad was the only one who did that. 

I remember sitting in the other room at the lodge watching him through the mirror in the bathroom doing that once. I sat there 'Cringing'!  You know, ...when your lips stretch-tite, showing all your teeth and all the neck muscles clinch up to your chinZip it!...Laugh  He just turned around and smiled after he replied, "That's two hundred bucks that stays in my pocket"Pirate...Laugh

 

That's why I immediately thought of that story when you talked about your toothache and drill bits drilling through soft material Dave.  It brought that memory back clear as day as I experienced that exact same cringeLaugh

 

I know it can't be helped completely but try to put your worries and fears away about that heart murmur surgery Rick.  My biological dad had that procedure done many years ago before all the advancements they have now and it went quite smoothly.

My thoughts along with your Good Karma are with you my friendSmile

 

I'm going to meet my Daughter and her guy to do a home inspection on a house they're considering today.  It will be good to see them.

 

Have a nice relaxing Saturday gentlemanWink

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 8:48 AM

Good morning, everyone.

We spent some time in the basement last night -- the tornado sirens started about 8:00 p.m.  High winds, but evidently the tornado that was sighted did no damage.  The best news -- we got about an inch of rain, which is a huge amount for us on the prairie.

I'm an NFL football fan, I have several favorite teams that I watch, and I sometimes attend games.  With all of that, I can't understand the wall-to-wall coverage of the NFL draft.

maxman
I suppose it didn't occur to you that the number of laps was not the answer she was looking for.

Laugh  Bow

 

We're hitting the highway to visit more grandchildren.  This has become our major occupation since retirement.

Have a good day, everyone.

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:23 AM

maxman
 
howmus
I was on my 13th (or so) lap where I start to actually run rather than jog, and a woman (cute woman I might add) who looked to be early to mid 50's and was running pulled up along side me and asked how far I go.

 

I suppose it didn't occur to you that the number of laps was not the answer she was looking for.

 

Very GOOD!  LOL  She didn't phrase it exactly like that, but....  I'll leave it there! WinkWink

73

Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:15 AM

dti406

Hi guys!

 I usually don't post here but I thought I would let you know about my health. I recently found out I have a heart murmur. A couple of weeks ago I had an Echocardiogram and they found a Mitral Valve Prolapse with Regurgitation. Yesterday I had a TEE procedure which confirmed the diagnosis so there will be a repair job done in the future they are optimistic on the procedure as my overall health is good.

 I will keep you updated as I find out more.

 

 Rick Jesionowski 

 

 

Common proceedure... Good outciomes expected.

I have taken several of our monks in for this proceedure.

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by Attuvian1 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:11 AM

maxman
howmus
I was on my 13th (or so) lap where I start to actually run rather than jog, and a woman (cute woman I might add) who looked to be early to mid 50's and was running pulled up along side me and asked how far I go.

I suppose it didn't occur to you that the number of laps was not the answer she was looking for.

 
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Posted by maxman on Friday, April 29, 2022 9:40 PM

howmus
I was on my 13th (or so) lap where I start to actually run rather than jog, and a woman (cute woman I might add) who looked to be early to mid 50's and was running pulled up along side me and asked how far I go.

I suppose it didn't occur to you that the number of laps was not the answer she was looking for.

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Posted by York1 on Friday, April 29, 2022 8:31 PM

Rick, praying for you.  As has been stated, they've made amazing progress in these kinds of procedures.

York1 John       

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, April 29, 2022 8:06 PM

Rick, I had a couple of heart procedures about 5 years ago.  I'm still here, although I wasn't so sure I would be.  I honestly think they over-reacted.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:55 PM

All our hopes for a successful repair and speedy recovery Rick. I think Henry had something similar, I am not sure though.

Sat back with a drink in the sunshine in a T-shirt and shorts and let the help do the work today.

 

 

Brent

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:46 PM

gmpullman
We have our fingers crossed for your recovery, Rick! We live in amazing times for the advancement of medical procedures like yours.

Same here Rick.

I will keep you in my thoughts and be pulling for a good recovery.

I am hoping for the best my friend.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:42 PM

dti406
I will keep you updated as I find out more.

We have our fingers crossed for your recovery, Rick! We live in amazing times for the advancement of medical procedures like yours.

Best Wishes all around — Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:41 PM

TOP OF THE PAGE

Drinks Are On Me!

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Tonight we are enjoying a special treat. Yuenglings Hershey Chocolate Porter. This is not a drinking beer. This is a sipping and tasting brew. Absolutely delicious.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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York1
We've wanted rain. I have a feeling we're going to get some.  Along with hail, high winds, and tornados.

The news today said we had several "Gust-Nados". That is another new term to me.

howmus
OK...  Here it is.

That looks better. Good job bringing out the colors in the rock and sand.

-Kevin

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:39 PM

Hi guys!

 I usually don't post here but I thought I would let you know about my health. I recently found out I have a heart murmur. A couple of weeks ago I had an Echocardiogram and they found a Mitral Valve Prolapse with Regurgitation. Yesterday I had a TEE procedure which confirmed the diagnosis so there will be a repair job done in the future they are optimistic on the procedure as my overall health is good.

 I will keep you updated as I find out more.

 

 Rick Jesionowski 

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Posted by howmus on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:34 PM

Post hog!!!!!

This has been a great day so far to say the least around here!  Just got a text from my DIL with a photo of my youngest Grandaughter recieving her junior Black Belt in Karate this evening.  I pity the first boy who tries to get fresh with that young lady, I do!  Wink

She is a seventh grader, BTW.

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Posted by howmus on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:15 PM

SeeYou190
Go for it!

OK...  Here it is.

73

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Posted by York1 on Friday, April 29, 2022 7:11 PM

We've wanted rain.

I have a feeling we're going to get some.  Along with hail, high winds, and tornados.

 

York1 John       

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 29, 2022 6:35 PM

howmus
Would you mind if I retouch your photo and repost it?  If you give me permission I think I can make it a bit better for you.

Go for it!

Ed has edited and reposted a few from time-to-time as well.

I have never learned to use Photoshop. I just take the shot as it is processed in the camera.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, April 29, 2022 6:30 PM

I'm still here TF (Tunnel Fiddler? Laugh) —

Things have been quiet, both here at home and on the forums.

Red Bug, Orange Geep:

 Milwaukee GP -40 at Mayfair Jct 1982 , by Mark LLanuza, on Flickr

I had basement window wells fill with rain water a few years ago. Twice! No fun.

It caused the particle board underlayment that I had down for over 25 years to buckle. I remember checking the rain gauge. We had 3.75 inches of rain in about two-hours.

 Shop_floor2 by Edmund, on Flickr

After I made the repairs it happened again about a year later. I've since made remediations to the slope outside the basement wall. Another problem is that there is a roof valley at this point and the short piece of gutter simply can't take two inches of rain an hour.


 

There goes another decoder...

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Posted by howmus on Friday, April 29, 2022 6:13 PM

Hey Kevin!  Would you mind if I retouch your photo and repost it?  If you give me permission I think I can make it a bit better for you.  (That is what I do with some of my "hobbies" - groups that I work with including publishing a Model Railroad newsletter.)  Let me know.

Ray

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Posted by Tin Can II on Friday, April 29, 2022 6:08 PM

Been a really long week at work.  Will be here a bit more, sneaking a peak at the forum while I await a reply from a co-worker.  

We did get rain Wednesday night; first measurable rain in a long time. We had the sprinkler guy here Tuesday, found six breaks.  Our lines are metal pipe; and break when the soil shifts (I winterized the system before the first freeze).  Found another leak yesterday. 

No model train activity in a while.  I would like to work on some kits this week end; think I have worked hard enough this week to get some time in the basement. 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 29, 2022 5:50 PM

Today's picture is an example of being in a perfect place at the wrong time. The sky was overcast and the lighting was terrible.

This was the best I could do.

The World Is A Beautiful Place

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This has been a very lazy day. We had a good rain shower for the third day in a row, and now my wife and I are going to watch a movie on the couch.

-Kevin

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, April 29, 2022 5:41 PM

 

Not my photos of course... I'm not sure that I'll get back into the city again...

and cerrtaainly not into the restriocted spaces.

 

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by howmus on Friday, April 29, 2022 5:27 PM

York1
Ray, that's nice your field house has a track over 300 m. Our field house track is 200 meters, so I have to circle a lot more to get the same effect. I don't like going there except in very bad weather -- going in circles gets tiresome for me.

It sure helps when there is good scenery...  (like today...Wink)  Summertime I usually do the 5k right here in the neighborhood.  I have a route that is almost exactly 5k right by my house.  Most of the year around here running outside is not pleasent and can be downright dangerous....

The HWS Fieldhouse has a good indoor track that is used for meets during the winter season (6 lanes).  My sons competed there for school events back in High School.  3 of the lanes circle around a curtain (removed for track meets) that house 6 tennis courts in the center.  They also have several Handball courts and some other courts in a large room there.  Also inside the building is major workout areas with all kinds of equipment on two floors on one side of the fieldhouse.  Cardiac recovery for local patients is in that area as well. Very nice place that is partially open for community use (for a reasonable fee).

Sun has been shining here today all day.  Temp has only gotten up to 53°F though.  Tomorrow I shall mow the lawn for the second time this Spring....  That will get me some milage in tomorrow.  I use a battery electric walk behind mower for that....

73

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, April 29, 2022 5:14 PM

Ray, I was out shopping today and went to our favorite produce stand, which just opened for the season.  It was a pleasure just to go there, and I picked up vegetables for the next few days.  I smiled the whole time I was there.

They have a field outside with animals.  There were animals I thought were yaks, but they were actually Scottish highland cattle.  I hope they're pet or show animals.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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