Louis - AOC is a prime A#1 example of this!I think it's a New York thing. Some New Yorkers have an abundance of vanity and they could careless if they earn it or not. Some New Yorkers think they are the best at everything, just ask them, they will tell you, no matter how stupid they sound.
OK, let's see if we can solve or partially solve this dust issue that seems to plague you. Where is your layout located? I seem to recall you posting a few years ago that it was in the garage. I may be incorrect. If so, do vehicles share that location thus requiring the door to repeatedly open and shut? Maybe enough of our minds (what little we have left), can help figure this out. Or maybe you shouldn't haul coal! LOLAfternoon fellers. I'm getting some more model railroad time today. Finally got around to lubricating the GP7. What a difference that made! The motor hums a little bit but not enough to annoy me. It did cure the coffee grinder noise though so that's a plus. Some good layout and project shots being shared as usual. I won't be sharing any layout pics for awhile. My layout is a disaster area! Of course I learned that my layout is a dust magnet!!! I had to clean the track again today before I could run trains without issues. I don't recall having to do it weekly. Then again my P2K SD7 is just as iffy. Maybe temperamental locomotives instead of dust and dirt? Haven't ran any other locomotives on the layout today so far. Might give my Chessie GP35 a go. It'll run on anything! I'll be back later to share some prototype photos.
Exactly what I was thinking, although I was thinking an old bedsheet which would weigh less.Justin, you could put a 2x2 on each corner of the layout, above layout level, and one in the center, and lay a tarp or painter's cover over it. That would greatly reduce the dust, and be relatively easy to put on and off.
Thanks. My kids feel the same way about leaving. Especially since school will be starting when they get back (they are actually missing the first 2 days due to the trip).CHAD - Have a safe trip home; I hate to see you leave - It has been very enjoyable reading of you and family's travels and sights. I like that little BLUE style train ... Pretty!
BTW - I only saw chopsticks with the bowl of ramen - do you have a spoon for the soup, or tilt the bowl?
I can relate. Not been to Hawaii myself (except as a few hour layover on the way to Japan once), though the wife has. It seems from research that the red-eye flights are popular. But they are a killer. We took one to Boston two summers ago so I could show the kids where I grew up and it was hard to land at 5am or 6am and have a full day ahead of us.Chad - Glad that you are enjoying your trip. Thanks for posting all of the photos. Enjoyed them. I really feel for you having to go through LAX. When we flew back from Hawaii a few years ago the only flight left at 10:30 PM and we landed at LAX at 0500. Everything was closed up except for one coffee shop. I was really starting to get hungry, but no food. Our connecting flight to SLC left an hour later but when we got to Salt Lake, all we could find was fast food restaurants and I was ready for a REAL meal by then. Didn't have a lot of time to search because out flight to Bozeman was leaving shortly. When we finally landed in Bozeman, all of the latches on the cargo compartments were frozen shut. Another delay. This was in January and the temps at altitude were minus 67 degrees. I was ready to eat the hind end of a skunk by then. When we finally got home, I almost tore the door off of the fridge.
New York - "forget about it!" Too many loud mouthed blowhards for me. It's easier to excel where others have not when you have more money than you know what to do with. I'd like to see how they handle a real world budget. If DC is any indication it would just be huge deficit spending.Louis: "But it's New Yawk!" New Yorkers are arrogant, and demanding, but many tend to excell where others don't. They are also abrupt and eternally in a hurry. When I first moved here 33 years ago, most of my neighbors were refugees from State Island and Brooklyn, who had difficulty curtting the umbilical cord with their old neighborhood. At least the BENNYs were seasonal.
Speaking of "the Amazins", the Mets pulled off an awesome comeback last night. They entered the bottom of the ninth down 6-3 to the Nationals, and blew the Nats out of the ball park. When Michael Conforto drove in the game winning run, Citi Field went Nutz. This team has won 14 of their last 15 games, and are building momentum. Amazin! Ya gotta believe! Lets go Mets!
Louis - We love brats and Johnsonville has a good selection. We used to have a local meat shop that made their own, but the owner finally retired and the new owner did not offer them.
Louis: Rand Paul still does. Mitch McConnell still wants a cut to offset each expenditure. But most politicians have found that Austerity doesn't work. Sequester, and Government Shut down, the last two attempts at forcing a balanced budget neither cut spending nor balancing the budget.speaking of deficit spending; why doesn't anybody balk at raising the debt celling anymore?
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