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Posted by maxman on Thursday, May 18, 2023 6:54 PM

Hopefully the leak is upstream of the meter.  If not someone will be getting a big water bill.

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, May 18, 2023 7:32 PM

BigDaddy
Bret 9 miles, I'm impressed.  I would have thrown my bike in the car and rode that home

I have done that often as well if I am in a hurry. We have nine bikes in the garage, throwing one in the back of the truck is easy, but the Toyota not so much.

I remember when I had my shoulder surgery, when I was in the recovery room waking up both the surgeon and Anesthesiologist came by at the same time to see me and the surgeon said to me that it was a real pleasure working on such a fit person for a change and not having to cut through six inches of fat to get to the joint and the Anesthesiologist said a fit person certainly makes my job easier.

We had a water main leak a few hundred metres up the street late on a Friday once. The city came out and the guy said it wasn't that bad so he wasn't paying overtime to fix it then. Monday morning at 0330hrs we heard a loud bang as all the pipes in our house let us know the main had really let go. It woke everyone up along that stretch of road and we were all outside witnessing the destruction that was being caused by the water. The overtime bill would have been a small fraction of the cost to repair the damage caused by the deluge. 

1730hrs means a splash of scotch is in order.

 

Brent

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 18, 2023 9:12 PM

Evening

She said she wanted to have a picnic at Bush Lake, before we head out early in the morning.

Okay now, which one of you guys said cornish game hens are no good? 

Pay to differ!

We had to get out into the Canadian haze.  My Grandfather grew up up there eh!  Apparently everyone else in the city stayed home.

We're hoping for rain up there.

Judy's picnic cloth made of bandanas, are favorite colors of each individual family member, past and present.  The hens turned out well.

Don't ya love sparkling Waters?

Wish my Forum Friends could have been here around the bench at dusk.

Dusk, Way before the sun got behind the trees.

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, May 18, 2023 9:52 PM

Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone! I'm 69 and I don't feel a day over 90!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaugh

Dianne and I have decided to treat ourselves to a new vehicle. Our 2014 Odyssey has started to show signs of age (prematurely I might add). The AC just quit and last year we had to have the suspension rebuilt, among other things. I don't want it to become a money pit. We have made that mistake before.

So, we are in the process of choosing between buying a recent model used Odyssey or leasing a new one. Now that we are both retired we don't put much mileage on our vehicle so there is no risk of exceeding the kilometer limit if we lease. The problem is that 2023 Odysseys are as rare as hen's teeth so we may have to wait until the 2024s are available.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by York1 on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:23 AM

Good morning, diners.  Chloe, I'll have bacon, eggs, and black coffee, please.

The air is clearer this morning.  Yesterday, the smoke from Canada was so thick here our visibility was down to about five miles.  We are over 1200 miles from the fires, but it sure affected us here.  This morning, our air near the ground is better, but the sun is red and hazy-looking.  Amazing.

This is the Columbus & Greenville Railroad roundhouse in Columbus, Mississippi.  The roundhouse was still in use several years ago, but the roof and parts of the building are now failing, so I don't think the building is used anymore.  Not sure.  I thought it was interesting to see the turntable and roundhouse in the wye.

 

 

 

I hope everyone is doing well today.

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Posted by Tin Can II on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:49 AM

The big news in SW Kansas is that it is raining.  We got 4 inches last night.  We have had a couple of slow soaking rains of about a quarter inch in the last two weeks, but last night's rain was sorely needed.  

The Stars start their third round series tonight against Vegas; I can't wait.  I gave up on the Panthers v. Hurricanes after two overtimes last night.

 

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Posted by CNCharlie on Friday, May 19, 2023 10:05 AM

Good Morning,

Sunny here today but yesterday was nasty with only 50F for a high. It was cool enough last night that we brought in all 21 trays of plants. Today I have to carry them back upstairs and outside.

Dave, I was in charge of leasing the 15 cars our district managers drove when I was working. I did it for 20 years. If you do lease watch the residual buyout amount at the end of lease if you plan on buying it at lease end. Low monthly lease payments will result in a high buyout. I leased my first Volvo due to a very low lease interest rate with the plan of buying it. I increased the monthly payment to drive down the residual. If you want any info, just ask. I'm still driving my 2010 model but it only has 143k on the clock.

We are supposed to go out later to pick up the pond plants. Then planting will start. 

Time for another coffee.

CN Charlie

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, May 19, 2023 2:47 PM

We could use some Kansas rain and you guys in Canada can keep your wild fire smoke.

In the late 1700's there was actually days that were dark, like real dark and no one knew why.  By studing tree rings they determine it was a huge forest fire out west, where no one lived but perhaps Native Americans. 

https://youtu.be/EPQz9FpdOrw

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:29 PM

She's back in Wisconsin tonight and happy, but rather than bore you with another hotel room.....

Big boys and entertainment of their toys in an interior gymnasium roundhouse, is much much better than thatYes

Especially beautiful pieces of art like that!

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:39 PM

That guy standing there was teleported (0:35)!  So that big round disk is really a transporter?

I've seen that happen to lots of the people I worked with at GE. There one day and gone the next!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:39 PM

CNCharlie
Dave, I was in charge of leasing the 15 cars our district managers drove when I was working. I did it for 20 years. If you do lease watch the residual buyout amount at the end of lease if you plan on buying it at lease end. Low monthly lease payments will result in a high buyout. I leased my first Volvo due to a very low lease interest rate with the plan of buying it. I increased the monthly payment to drive down the residual.

Hi CNCharlie,

Thanks for the advice. I am aware that the buyout needs to be taken into account but thanks for the reminder.

My current feeling is that we will likely turn the car in after the lease is up and lease another one. That will eliminate the possibility of expensive repairs after the buyout. Hopefully there won't be any large repairs required during the lease.

I have done the math and leasing appears to be the best option because we will be unlikely to exceed the mileage limit or even get close to it. I also enjoy the fact that we will be able to keep relatively new cars in the driveway. That is a luxury that I never thought we would be able to afford.

We have a meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the lease options. It should be interesting.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:56 PM

gmpullman

That guy standing there was teleported (0:35)!  So that big round disk is really a transporter?

LaughLaughLaughLaugh
 
 
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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, May 19, 2023 10:27 PM

Here today, gone tomorrowLaugh

 

PF not TFWink

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, May 20, 2023 5:47 AM

Dave  (& Dianne)

Belated birthday greetings

 

David

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:52 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Brunhilda, I'll have hashbrowns with onions, bacon, eggs, and coffee, please.

There's not a whole lot going on in my life today, and it seems like there's not a whole lot going on in the diner today either.  I hope everyone is well and having a good day.

I haven't been having my usual morning walk.  My knee hurts when I walk too much.  That's not a good sign for my upcoming vacation.

Years ago, my wife would complain about how her knees hurt, and I would tell her just to guts it out and keep going.  Finally, after several years, I went with her to the doctor.  After her X-rays, the doctor said hers were the worst knees he had seen.  She looked at me -- I tried to climb under the chair.

She had both knees replaced at the same time, and within a week, she was walking around like a new person.  What's more amazing is that she stayed awake while the new metal knees were being put in, and she watched the whole thing on a TV screen in the operating room.  She's obviously a completely different person than I am.

 

 Also Not The World's Largest Roundhouse by 95wombat, on Flickr

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:50 AM

Good morning

Well, sometimes they say, "The only thing that separates the men from the boys are the size of their toys"Pirate

Well, they may be right sometimesLaugh

 

TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, May 20, 2023 5:48 PM

Good evening

So back to "POST HOG" again eh?

Who didn't fill the cookie jar up again in here? Oops

 

In one way she's a-lot like me as her favorite day was the lake.

What are you going to do though?

 

 

33 years!

 

TF

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, May 20, 2023 6:27 PM

I went to the rememberance of the Battle of New Market, VA.   That was the battle where they ordered the VMI cadets into action. 

There were a number of reenactors, including an artillery demonstration.  A reproduction cannon costs $14K!  Then you need a $7 limber and another $1k of accessories.

I found the 'surgical demonstration' interesting.  One of the reenactors portrayed a specific surgeon in that battle, who's specialty was large bone injuries, i.e. arm and leg amputations, which he could do in 7 min!   Doctors were also the weather forecasters, because they kept copious records on everything.  The also took care of the horses.

Several woman in period dress, long dresses with hoops and a bunch of guys hanging out with the reenactors, who never left their chairs.  Weather was perfect.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:00 PM

Play it again Sam!

Flo, can you get all these Kids a couple strips of bacon with scrambled it is tomorrow morning for breakfast?

Put it on my tab,  Thanks

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:03 PM

John, I've had six knee surgeries on my right knee.  Finally ended up with a good surgeon to make things right

I've found apple cider vinegar, a capful in a half a coffee cup of water every morning, balances your pH for the day, that's good for your joints.

Also a swig of olive oil in the morning, and in the evening, helps out as well.

 

TF

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:39 PM

It has been fifty nine years since the Nickel Plate Road was an entity in Cleveland, Ohio. Still, this NKP bridge across the Cuyahoga River 'flats' still bears that proud road's name:

 Nickel Plate Road Alco PA 190 going over the NKP trestle in Cleveland Ohio that’s still have nkp on it and Passing the Olmsted Falls depot by Coal And Steel  Railroad   Photography, on Flickr

The last 'Bluebirds' trundled across this bridge in May of 1962 and were then traded in to Alco.

Above we see the former Santa Fe #18 PA-1 that Doyle McCormack sent to the Steamtown Museum in Scranton, Penna. I was fortunate to be able to see and photograph all three of the Delaware & Hudson PAs while in fantrip service back in 1973.

This is the same engine, #18:

 DnH_PA_Montreal by Edmund, on Flickr

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/alco-pa-to-be-publicly-displayed-at-steamtown/

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:50 PM

Like it! Stick out tongue

 

Kinda like this one too, built over a hundred years ago and still standing the test of time.

 

TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, May 21, 2023 12:09 AM

That's a cool story and a bit ironic Ed.

Was tossed between Union Pacific #18 Big Blow turbine diesel purchased a week or so ago.

You're a bit late.  Chose #6

 

Three times six is 18 thoughHuh?

 

TF

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, May 21, 2023 12:53 AM

Here's one for all you green machine fans! What's a little oil spilled between friends?!?

What a beautiful sight:

PRR roundhouse in Harrisburg PA

Night view from inside the EBT's roundhouse:

Roundhouse in PA circa 1864. Quite the roof!

Mingo Junction roundhouse in PA. Busy place!

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, May 21, 2023 1:07 AM

Signed on the dotted line on Saturday morning for a 2023 Honda Odyssey EX-L with a 3 1/2 year lease (actually, Dianne signed but the van will be in both our names). The challenge for the dealership will be to actually find one! The demand for Odysseys in Canada has already resulted in the 2024 EX base model being declared 'sold out'! How crazy is that?

If they can't find a 2023 model then we will have to wait for the 2024 EX-Ls to be made available. I'm okay with that, but there will be a price increase.Grumpy

We are both eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new ride. Both of us are wondering what will break down next on the 2014 van. The AC just quit. We are getting an estimate on the repair cost for that. We are hoping that the price will be reasonable. Otherwise, its going to be a hot summer drive.Crying

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, May 21, 2023 1:19 AM

hon30critter

What's a little oil spilled between friends?!?

LaughLaughLaughYes, what the heck is thatLaugh

You're a card Dave,  ...along with those neat locomotives, what's not to likeWink

 

TF

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, May 21, 2023 6:49 AM

Good morning, everyone.  It's donut day.

We're headed out the door in a couple of minutes, so I'll have to check back later to read everyone's news.

This is the Como, Colorado, roundhouse.  It's unusual because it's made of stone.  I believe it's being restored and displayed by a railroad historical group.  I'll try to find and post more information later.

 

Have a good Sunday morning, everyone.

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, May 21, 2023 7:10 AM

Ulrich emailed this video of a narrow gauge railroad that runs just about 500 yards from where he now lives.

If you watch this, be sure to see the switch signal system about half-way through the video.  It's impressive!

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, May 21, 2023 9:48 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Good morning everyone. I am not feeling hungry at all, but I will have three slices of bacon to accompany my cup of black coffee. Thank you Chloe.

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Something is going on at work. All the managers are acting wierd and rumors are being passed around. I am so glad I am not in management anymore!

-Kevin

Living the dream.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, May 22, 2023 3:53 AM

Good morning Diners.   A coffee on the go please, Chloe.

 

Edge Hill Engine Station under Scheduled Monument Status.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RISSiJtHmI&ab_channel=prsurr1066

 

Edge Hill Steam Depot.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lXm80O47cQ&ab_channel=GandyDancerProductions

 

 

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