Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part II

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Slow this AM. Off to Miss Edna's [Todd's Train Depot]. No progress on layout. Think that might happen in the next two weeks. Decided to Let the expert rebuild my boat's carbs. So will take it to shop and then that frees up a bay to paint my sound board. Once I do that, I will unscrew track, lift it in sections and slide under two sheets of sound board. Once that is done, scenery can start. One thing my Dad taught me about hay was not to put it in barn wet or green. Rot starts and builds heat and then fire. Sorry for his loss. Lots of feed to buy in its place. Have a good one.
  2. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Where is everyone????? Back from SS. Got to water. Water restrictions start today but are so loose they are funny. Hope you all have a great week. Later
  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    We just got back from our town’s fireworks display. They put on a good long show this year. It has been a busy weekend and I tell about it later. I have not gotten any modeling done but I may still have a chance before I go to bed so I better get off of here for now.:mrgreen:
  4. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Hi Guys,
    It's been a long day here. Traveled to upstate PA to a funeral for one of Jean's relatives. Two hour drive each way. He was a very nice guy and I guess a lot of people thought so also as they had to put chairs in the aisles next to the pews in the church. It was packed. He was actually 4 months younger than I, makes you think.

    Did run trains for a few minutes this evening. Finally tried out the CNJ boxcab and it runs great. Only has one power truck and I connected it to a seven car passenger train on the layout as a test and it pulled it fine. Of course it is a switcher and would normally be handling a few cars at a time.

    Time for bed,
    take care,
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    Wow what a difference a weekend makes. The end of last week was hot and humid, today is mild and pleasant. It is 62 F with a high of 76 F expected. We have a clear blue sky.

    We had a busy weekend with yard work and grocery shopping. We visited my wife’s new place of employment the Delaware Museum of Natural History so she could try out her knowledge on the kids. We caught a movie; Ratatouille. We finished up the weekend by attending our town’s 4th of July Fireworks.

    With all that we were doing I did not get much time at the trains. I was going to do some airbrush weathering last night but I realized that I still had a few things to do on the Athearn flat cars. I forgot how much. I had to change the couplers to Kadees, remove the old damaged brake wheels and add new ones. I also had to do my normal maintenance of the trucks before I put the wheels back in place. By the time I finished with them it was too late to fire up the airbrush.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Today's forecast calls for up to 114 in some areas. One TV forecaster said it could get up to 120 on July 4th. That would beat the old record or 118... Well, I've always said that once it gets over 110 it's hard to tell the difference.:p :p Hot is hot and there's not two ways about it. Oh yeah, "but it's a dry heat" they say. :mrgreen: Humidity is around 5%, so they also say that when it's 112 out, it only "feels like" 105. Boy that's comforting to know..:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Today High: 92 Mostly cloudy with numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the lower 90s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

    Tonight Low: 72 Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

  8. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Evening all. Town business all morning. Watered wife's flowers and shrubs rest of the day. Did cook squash/onions, corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers for wife's dinner [had it ready at 4:30 when she gets home]. All from garden. Watered garden all day yesterday [use soaker hoses by the stalks of the plants]. Can't seem to get any rain at all. Guess we are going to turn into Phoenix. :eek: Just walked to pond and back [1 1/2 miles +]. Fed fish. Rest now. Had planned to detail my truck [filthy] today. Will do tomorrow. Will mow parched grass in the back inside the fence tomorrow. This is because we have big fireworks display in Roseyville night of the 4th. Friends come over and watch in back yard. Usually have about 35 folks and serve hotdogs. Not this year. Some coming to watch and that is it. Fireworks across field in park. Good evening to all.
  9. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Hi guys,
    Worked out this morning and ran a few erands. Not a lot of pep after that so took it easy and watched some reruns on TV.

    That dinner sounds great Chief, I love veggies. I did have some garden fresh tomatoes with lunch.

    Take care,
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    Weather for this morning scattered showers and thunderstorms will affect portions of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana...and the coastal waters out to 60 nm. Showers will be found across interior southeast Texas and central Louisiana...with more widespread showers and thunderstorms along coastal areas and in the gulf. The heaviest activity will be found along a line from High Island to Orange to Cameron and southward into the gulf...where occasional lightning...gusty winds to 25 mph...and rainfall amounts up to 0.50" are possible. Elsewhere...expect a lightning strike or two with rainfall amounts of 0.10" or less. All of this activity is moving off to the north at 15 mph.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 7/3/2007

    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Heat Index: 79°F
    Humidity: 95%
    Dew Point: 73°F

    So Far Today
    High: 75°F
    Low: 74°F
    Rain: 0.02"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 6mph NNE

    Today High: 88 Cloudy with numerous showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

    Tonight Low: 72 Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joining the "Club"

    I'm being forced to join the "Grandfather's" club :D :D :D :

    The oldest step daughter called her mother and said she's going to have a baby... We're in Pennsylvania and she' in Massachusetts, so she said she'll come visit us after the baby's born.

    It's our first grandchild - so this is going to take a bit of "getting used to" :yep::yep::yep:
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    You have got to love Philadelphia area weather. One day you are sweating and the next you are looking for your jacket. We had the hot and humidity. Now it is cool. Temperature this morning when I pulled out of the driveway was 57 F. The high today is supposed to be 80 F. The best part is there is little or no humidity. One of my projects made the news this morning: KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia - PennDOT Rebuilding Bucks County Covered Bridge . It was a cool project to work on. Something out of the ordinary.

    I finally got some modeling done. I finished weathering the two gondola, six steel reefers, and two flat cars. Now I just need to seal them.

    Congratulations Old-timer, er I mean Mikey!:mrgreen:

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I've been following that for the Geocaching tours :) They do covered bridge "Hide-N-Seeks" :D WAY COOL!!!!!

    Who's an old-timer?? :p:p:p Thanks!!!!! sign1sign1sign1
  14. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good Morning,

    Tom, It was 51.8 this morning at 6:00 AM. Very nice, but I think this is it for a while. Supposed to be hot tomorrow with afternoon thundershowers so humidity will be back.

    Mikey, Congrats on the expected grandchild. We have eight and they are a lot of fun (most times). :mrgreen: I babysit the three youngest quite a bit. Three girls from 7 mos. the 6 years. That is a challenge. Every Tuesday we have three others when the parents bowl. From 8 years to 14 years. The two oldest are boys in this set. The other two live in CO so we only see them about once a year.

    Were is the Chief? He must be sleeping in real late this morning.

    Take care,
  15. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Watering the wife's flowers [again and again].:curse:

    Not as hot and humid. Been busy watering wife's flowers [again and again]. Folks flooding all over the country and we can't get a drop. Next we will get lots and complain its too wet. Guess the good Lord gets confused with our requests.
    Man, the new used KW is great [won on]. Retired the oldest one I have for spare. This one is powering accessories and constant power for switches. Speaking of switches, got another MTH switch acting up. Got to figure this one out.

    Congrats Mikey. Got Grandson [first] and it is great. John F can tell you about Grandkids [he's got several. Wife anounced yesterday that daughter, SIL and Grandson are going to Hawaii for the Christmas and New Years weeks. I immediately called her and chewed her out. Claimed the only time they could get tickets. Think it is a SIL thing. :curse:

    Have a good one.
  16. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Hah, they got fooled. Yesterday only reached 113 with 5% humidity.:eek: They've even lowered the expectiations for tomorrow to be only 117.:twisted: They're also saying there's a 10% chance of rain for this weekend, although when it gets this hot, frequently the rain evaporates before it hits the ground.
  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Yes, going to Phoenix area really lets you know what "Parched Earth" means. :p Think NC is moving to AZ. We are parching too.
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Thanks guys :) That'll be "us" Chief.... Begging them to come "home" for X-mas.... (2008 ) :D :D With the "new baby" :D :D :D
  19. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, you're gunna find that not having the grandkids around over the holidays isn't the greatest. One of our sons alternates holidays between here and Colorado where the FIL lives. Although the last time they did that, they got snowed in and only had a generator for power. Makes one appreciate the 70 degree winter days here.:wave: :wave:

    Regardless, congratulations Mikey, grandkids are great.:thumb: :thumb:
  20. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Mikey...Welcome to the club..!! You'll find that grandkids are so different from one's own kids. Don't know why, but I'm awestruck just looking at my grandkid..!! Congratulations to you & the wife..!!
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