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November ‘21 Coffee Pot. Serving turkey potpie, and a side of grits...’cause that’s how we roll here for 17 years

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Posted by lion88roar on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 8:05 PM

Flintlock76

Flint - that was Matthew's reasoning for wanting to catch and release. He's not into 'killing' animals. Laugh 

 
lion88roar
he wants to catch and release... no sense killing a fish to eat when we can go to the store and buy ones that are already dead 

 

Well, yes and no.  Take it from me no store bought trout tastes as good as one right out of the water.  Not saying store bought fish is no good, far from it, but it's hard to beat out of the water and into the pan.

 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:27 PM

Hi gang, please have a safe and thankful thanksgiving tomorrow from Sandra and I! Love the ones close to you and pray for those who are not. Angel

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:40 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Eve. Ms. Kelly and Alexis are in the kitchen baking pies, and prepping stuffing for tomorrow. Middle Princess (JJ) and her husband are hosting, and I've done my part by purchasing 2 bottles of vino.

The fact that so many of us will be experiencing an "empty chair" at the table this year, might make our hearts heavy. Instead, I say be thankful for the presence of their memory, for they live on through us.

God bless.

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, November 26, 2021 7:09 AM

Mornin' guys and gal(s).  Sunny and 38 (real feel 18-woof) along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Trains at 5 and 7 out of Romney, so I'd better dress warm.

Had very pleasant dinner at Middle Princess's home.  All 4 grandparents, and 4 great-grandparents, there to take turns holding the grandson (10 month old, but wearing 18 mos!).  Ran the Hogwarts Express around the tree.  I had too much stuffing.

Set up Mom's Byers Choice collection on our stone fireplace, then called my sister for a little sibbling support.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:07 AM

Good Morning and a Happy Black Friday to you all.

Hopefully, everyone's Thanksgiving was great, ours was not without some drama but a success, nonetheless.  Turkey came out great and my first pecan pies were pretty good.

Santa Drive By tonight with the FD, then to Jenni's house for a bit.  Leftovers for the immediate future, ain't nothing wrong with that......

Rained last night now windy...

Work tomorrow, hope to make an early night, then Greenburg's on Sunday!!!

Prayers for all in need and those who we have lost.

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I am the venom in your skin  --- Breaking Benjamin


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Posted by KRM on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:37 AM

Good morning after! Dinner We had a nice time and meal at our daughter's place yesterday. Kept it a small group due to many around still having C word issues and that meant "no drama" and plenty of leftovers. Hope all of you also had a good Thanksgiving! Like Rich, cleaning up leftovers today. Yes

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, November 26, 2021 3:19 PM

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Posted by 8ntruck on Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:57 PM

Sunny and mid 50's here in south central Ky today.

We spent the day in the middle of our 20 acres of woods near Bowling Green, Ky today.

We celebrated Thanksgiving with our youngest son.  Roasted the Turkey and cooked all the fixings over an open fire out on our 'homestead'.

Wandered around the property looking at potential building sites for the house we are planning.  Found a couple with good views, but maybe some setback issues from the lot line.  Might not be an issue, as the lot line in question is between the two 10 acre lots we own, so we are our own neighbors here.  Have to do some research with the county government in this.

All in all, a pretty good day.

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, November 28, 2021 7:44 AM

Mornin' guys and gal(s).  Sunny and 33 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Mighty long day yesterday, with a crew-call at 1pm, then trains at 3, 5, and 7 (with no time for eats).  Today we are supposed to drive to Baltimore for grandsons' birthday party, but oldest boy was Ick! last night, so we'll see....  

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, November 28, 2021 11:15 AM

 Hi, I went down into the train room yesterday and looked around, but the weather has just been good enough I can still do things outside so I did not do much with the trains. Plenty of time for that as winter sets in.

  8N, not sure how things work there, but, if you are the owner of the property, they may let you do what you want with it. We had three lots in Plainfield and they let us build what we wanted to after the tornado knowing it could never be sold off as single lots again. What they did not advise us to do was combine the three lots into one lot because they knew our taxes would go down. So that is what we did. Worth checking out for sure.

 Might make one last swing at leaves today! Stupid Rib is still hurting at night but much better that at first.

Fife, your working too much! Smile, Wink & Grin Hope the grandson is okay. Angel

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:02 PM

KRM et al - Yeah, well, the boy apparently got some 24 hr bugaroo and now stuck at Fifedom with a wifey who wants me to brave the elements and decorate.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, November 29, 2021 7:45 AM

Mornin' boys.  Cloudy with an occasional flurry or two, in the Potomac Highlands.  Got the outside decor up yesterday, which made Ms. Kelly happy.  Not sure how I'll be making her happy today...

While taking FifeMax out a few moments ago, could hear 1309's whistle coming from Ridgeley, WV (7 miles north of Fifedom).  Perhaps WMSR is doing some testing today.  They don't get it steamed up to sit and look pretty.

DJSpanky - You could always pick up a Lionel 270, 280, or even an 106 bridge. A couple of quick indentations with a dremel cutting disk will allow newer rigid roadbed to slip into the tinplate supports.

 

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, November 29, 2021 5:11 PM

anjdevil - Enjoyed the layout update, and the light strip demo.Yes

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Posted by lion88roar on Monday, November 29, 2021 7:33 PM

Evenin' Fellas

Thanksgiving was a blast. Spent the day at TheQ's cousin's house, found out they are expecting #2 in 5 months. Friday we spent in Bal'more at the German Christmas Village, was a bit cold and very windy so we ended up at The Trolley Stop in Ellicott City for a late lunch (haven't been there in over 10 years and the food is a good as it always has been). Saturday we spent in DC to see The Nutcracker Ballet performed by The Washington Ballet (a ballet school) and was very well done. Matthew enjoyed it very much, as did Christina (both were quiet throughout). Sunday we spent cleaning up the garage and setting up the trees (still not done).

Not mentioning anything about a certain American game.

While pulling out the Christmas decorations I had to rewire some of the Christmas train garden. This got me to thinking (again) about redesigning it to make it easier to transport up the stairs and to store... lots of planning and crafting in my future.

Fife - I need to give you a call. Smile

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:48 AM

Mornin' boys.  Dusting of snowhizo along the Patterson Creek cut-off overnight.  Wifey went with Middle Princess to witness youngest grandson's first visit with Santa.  He was very good.  Also scored his first train ride at one of those mall ride-ons.

If you are having a hard time finding Christmas decor, try Big Lots.  They were stocked to the gills at their Cumberland store.

Nascar season done, so no sports for me 'til February.  Last year, I enjoyed watching the Americas Cup action (sailing).  I have bags of scenery stuff waiting under the layout, but I won't get to that until after Christmas.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:51 AM

Good Morning!!

Leftovers for dinner after church Saturday then an early bedtime.

We got up later than we wanted Sunday, breakfast was on the run to Edison, arrived about 1130.

We closed the place down......literally.  Jenni made a lot of good purchases for her N scale, I got a Walthers service station (to replicate my Grandfather's Texaco station) and a Lionel Tractor Trailer I spent $15 total, Jenni spent quite a bit more, but they were smart purchases.  I passed on a Santa 0-8-0 LionChief engine ($95) and some O-48 Fastrack curves (6 for $30) that I should have bought.  

We had Dominoes and watched a movie (The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - we recommend it) then bed.

I actually got some time in the Train Attic yesterday (thanks, Fife!) and made some progress.  I resurrected a 638 that I had purchased in the springtime and seems to be a good runner, Needs a little more TLC, but it looks like a keeper.  

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Last night did a photo shoot with the road runner and the Charger as it was Jenni's Charger's 49th birthday/Build Date.  Taco Bell afterwards.  Watched NY Electric trains, which we fell asleep watching and was home by midnight.

Will be selling Christmas Trees tonight at the FD, County Meeting tomorrow and selling Trees Thursday and Friday.

I watch my NJ Devils - when I have time - otherwise it's nothing until Spring Training.....

Fife - did you see the rumour that Smoke MIGHT be bringing Dodge back to NASCAR?  He married Leah (a factory Mopar Driver) and brought Matt Hagan as well, to his NHRA team and since he's pi$$ed at Ford, might be a 2023 debut- AND he's arguing to bring the HEMI with him......could it happen????

It's cold - was cold last night, gonna be cold tonight.

Off to work, lol

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:28 AM

Anjdevil - Dodge is returning to Nascar, but not in time for '22. 

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Posted by KRM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:41 AM

Wow very warm for this time of year here. Mid 50s. So today I am going to set up the snow plow on the tractor today. That way it will be ready when I do need it.

Other than that not much to report.

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