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good morning all

- Celtics Won, well iam still a Lakers Fan since 1992 (dont ask my why since then hahaha)
- Airport ZRH is up and running smooth
- Sun is out
- today it could hit 25 celcius, the first time i guess this year

ordered something nice, i hope my wife wont kill me when she sees it. maybe i have to sneak it into my trainroom haha.

picture of today:

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dont ask me what it is, but it looks funny i was thinking :D
Makes me wonder if the graphic designers made a stop at the local dispensary on the way to work.
 
Good morning all. Back in the "Greatest City in the World" again (i hope everone gets the sarcasm). Bronx and further on the Island later.
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Good afternoon all. A coffee on the go please, Flo.

The saga of the results of my x-rays still goes on. My doctor has asked the hospital for them as well as us, but without success???
The same answer comes back; "If you do not hear anything all is well."
Meanwhile because of the 'standoff' I cannot get holiday insurance because my medical record says I have a shadow on a lung. Reminds me of the song, 'Me and my shadow.'

Oldest grandson is visiting after school. I hope the rain will have stopped by then.

Time to make lunch.
 
Morning all,

Taking the local 2 grandkids to church this morning for vacation Bible school. While they are older than the target group, their mother "suggested" they could volunteer to help, so they are. 4th year of volunteering for the grandson, first for the grandaughter.

I have pt in a bit.

BBL
 
Good Morning All. Partly cloudy and 75°. Clouds should hang around all day, keeping the high around 92°.

After skipping the day on Sunday, I mowed the north and northwest sides of the yard yesterday, around the train shed. I also moved my debris pick-up efforts to my hayfield to the east of the train shed, where there are still pieces of metal roof and lots of other stuff scattered about. The county road crew was out for a few hours, but they only picked up the trees that they moved to the ditch after the tornado. One low ranking fellow said that he didn't know when they would get the rest of the junk that is there, but he thought that it had to happen before they start mowing the easements. He's right about that.
I don't know what I will do today until I actually get around to doing it! Most likely I will start on firewood for an hour or so. There's no shortage of easily accessible trees waiting for me

A small side note regarding the Father's Day visit with my family. My 17 yo grandson spent about 10 minutes with my new cell phone and cleared out a lot of garbage and apps that I have no intention of ever using. So much easier to use now! When he was in middle school, his teachers came to him instead of IT for their phone/tablet/laptop issues. He also set up the correct app for me to use on the DJI drone that I got from him a few weeks ago. I will have to practice using it once we get some less windy weather. I have flown the drone since I got it, but only visually and not with the onboard camera.

Yesterday out in the train shed, I almost finished the cardstock structure. It's simple, but you gotta let some of the glued surfaces dry a bit before going to the next step.
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While not a part of the structure, I added a stiff cardboard floor in it to maintain squareness and give it a real base.
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It's not yet quite complete, chimney and porch are drying in place overnight. Not that they need that long, but because that's just where I stopped.
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Temporary shot with main roof in place.
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I am still up in the air about using the cardstock front porch roof supports, or just using some square styrene strip.
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I wouldn't get the same weathered look if I use styrene. I'll think about while I glue the styrene window sills and porch step on to give the walls a more 3D look.
I also got the replacement ground foam added to the area around Miss Betty's Diner where it washed away, but I forgot to take a picture

Troy - Speaking of Walther Cronkite, he was the uncle of my Dad's boss. He occasionally came to Dallas to visit him. You can imagine my surprise when I came home one Sunday afternoon when I was about 12 or 13, to find Walther himself in our living room having cocktails with my parents and his nephew. I was in awe since he was the first real celebrity that I had ever met close up. Three years later when we went on a family vacation back to New York to visit our family, we were invited up to his Connecticut home and had lunch with him and his wife. He wasn't here for very long as he had to leave unexpectedly for an assignment
Tom O - We already know who one of the running mates presumably will be. I do share your feelings apprehension about the upcoming election.
Todd - It's not worth doing anything with the damaged cardstock structure. Since it was printed with an inkjet printer, almost all of the color washed out. Love the cat picture.
Curt - Belated Happy Anniversary. 46 years is a long time; don't ask how I know, (52 for us).
Ken - Have fun and have a safe trip. Are you using the bike again???
Mac - Great cartoon. Here's one in return.
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Today is Paul McCartney's 82nd birthday. He's still rocking with a concert tour later this year in the UK..
Everyone have a great day.
 
Good morning all!

Another warm one on tap for Northern Illinoi. This morning its currently already 76 degrees going into the 90s again. At least this stretch of 90s is heating up the pool water to a more comfortable temp.

Got to go to the Drs. today for my yearly wellness exam, and a few other little errands.

Other than that, not much going on in my world.

Have a safe day everyone!
 
Good morning. My part of Wisconsin is at 71f degrees heading to 90 but the weather app says the heat index will be 105 like yesterday! Not a nice day coming and it’s windy! 16mph with gusts into the 30’s

Time will be spent in the train room. But, the ambition and drive is diminishing. When it’s not fun for me I’m learning to walk away

At 4:30 I pick up the grandson from hockey, not take him as another parent is taking them. I will take him home, he will shower and if the heat index is under 100 we will head to his sister’s softball game. Dinner will be Culver’s either before (time permitting) or after if not!

Enjoy the day
 
Well, howdy there internet peeps, and those who want some scotcheroos!

It's troy again.

Currently the weather looks like:

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We're trading Hot Midwest, for Hot & Muggy with Storms Midwest. Oh joy.

Wife added some stuff to the grocery list. I wonder what she's going to make?

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I had no idea there were sooooo many flavors of Special-K cereal. Almond and vanilla, Red Berries, Cinnamon and something. I was looking for the Scotch and Sweet Vermouth variety. No luck. I even had to drive to the second store, since my first stop only had the special flavours, and not the original variety.

WILLIE: Cool on Cronkite. Must have had either an imposing presence to a youngster, or was a kindly uncle once the shock of meeting him wore off.

I already got my walk in, made the grocery run, worded 1700+ words. Not sure what to do with a recurring antagonist... Last book, he was driving an ice-cream truck. Hmmmm.... what trouble can he get into now?
 
- Celtics Won, well iam still a Lakers Fan since 1992 (dont ask my why since then hahaha)
Yeah! Go Green

I lived in Phoenix as a kid and they got to the championship in 1976 while we were still living there. We moved to Mass that Spring in between the end of the conference finals the Suns won and the actual championship against the Celtics where we were in Mass for that happening. I became a Celtics fan (as much as I cared, which was not a lot) and though I don't closely follow them I'm still a fan and as much as I care about the NBA, which is not a lot, I cheer for Boston.
 
Morning folks from the hinterlands north of Bozo, MT

35F, cloudy, with a forecast high of 54. The wood stove was cooking all day yesterday and last night.

Heat wave indeed. Yesterday's rain turned solid state while eating dinner last evening
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This morning:
South Baldy Mountain (left) and Ward Peak in the Tobacco Root Mountains
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A couple "yard" photos:
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And the still socked in Spanish Peaks (Madison Range):
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All that aside, the 10 day forecast is showing 87 by next Sunday. Ug

I managed to get a few more railroad related slides scanned yesterday from a couple of early 70's visits to Nevada City, MT. Those include a string of Montana Southern (last 3' gauge railroad built in the USA) box cars which are ex Florence and Cripple Creek rolling stock.


And I even got almost 8 hrs of sleep last night-breaks out in the Three Dog Night stanza Celebrate. But I suppose in reality, all nights around here are 3 dog nights.
 
It was 42F when I got up, 46F now, and I saw a 39F in the night at one point. Today the weather guessers show a high of 64, tomorrow 75, and 87 for thursday and Friday, and 90 on Sat and 95 on Sun. So our cold front looks to be moving out starting today. High yesterday was around 62F.

I left some windows open in the new house and my sensors show 62F there now which is great as it only goes up slowly and so should be nice for the next week. Our current house got down to 66F over night (from 72F) with one window open. The first few days of cold spell only saw the house go down a degree or two despite the open window. It goes up and down quickly so as the week heats up the house will heat up :( Its a bit cold in our current but will change quickly so I won't complain.

Saw a tweet from a local news source that shows it snowing in Beaver (high altitude)
 
I had no idea there were sooooo many flavors of Special-K cereal. Almond and vanilla, Red Berries, Cinnamon and something. I was looking for the Scotch and Sweet Vermouth variety. No luck. I even had to drive to the second store, since my first stop only had the special flavours, and not the original variety.

Yeah. I haven't bought Special-K in like forever but every time I go shopping it does seem there is a new flavor of Special-K out in the aisle displays. I've thought about that myself. I guess they got to keep making new varieties to make themselves relevant in the modern age of 2 min attention spans.
 
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Today is warm, humid and very sunny. Not a pleasant day to walk behind the push mower. But after reading the forecast over the next few hot but rainy days I’m out here. Gett’em done before the weather worsens. Resting on break between the sunny back and still shaded front. Maybe 20 minutes more cutting and then the blower comes out for the sidewalks.

Got an email that the Dr Pepper brands in cases of 24 cans at 12oz is on sale today only for $10.44 a case and $.05 per gallon gas discount rewards points. When in cans I can get the Dr Pepper flavors like cream soda that are not found here in the bottles!

The hat is back on and I’m ready to finish.
 
I just came back from the hospital. The doctor told me my wife has 2 days or so left. It's awful sad but there's nothing I can do. She stopped eating 3 months ago and when I asked her about it, she would reply 'guys like thin girls'. I have no idea what was going on in her head. There's no way I need a 3-bedroom house now. I'll be dismantling the layout and only saving a few bridges. If I'm still here in September for the next yard sale, I'll bringing almost all my train stuff.
Swal
 
I just came back from the hospital. The doctor told me my wife has 2 days or so left. It's awful sad but there's nothing I can do. She stopped eating 3 months ago and when I asked her about it, she would reply 'guys like thin girls'. I have no idea what was going on in her head. There's no way I need a 3-bedroom house now. I'll be dismantling the layout and only saving a few bridges. If I'm still here in September for the next yard sale, I'll bringing almost all my train stuff.
Swal
Has she made peace with Jesus? That's the most serious thing i can ask.
 
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