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Finally checking in.  Rolled back overat 5:30.  Did not get up during the night.  Two nights in a row now.  Hope that continues.  Then the wife and I started Pilates.  Wow! Does that find muscles that haven't been used for years.  This is a good thing.

Some pool work then and finally a couple bowls of Raisin Bran. 

Overcast here in SE PA.  Rain earlier.  Just rain, no wind or noise.  Trying to make up its' mind as to cloudy or sunny.  A little cooler though.

Visitors from Conn dropping by tomorrow.  They are recently back from Aruba, so, in deference to the times, I had to put them through the protocol since we're making visits to my hospitalized brother-in-law.  Such is life in 2020.


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Wednesday, August 5. Hump Day Already
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:15:44 AM »
Posting this just after midnight ET as I have to get a shower and hit the sack.  Lost power courtesy of the tropical storm.  Not as long of a duration as forecast, but plenty of rain and wind. Pool got leaves galore. Fired up the generator first time ever this afternoon.  Power back on at 10:45 PM. 

Wife wisely had me grill a flank steak and we had a big lunch.  Just as we sat down the lights went out. Don't think anyone else on the block had a dinner yesterday.

Two power outages this summer, can't go anywhere, hot and humid July after a cool spring.  Not a summer to remember.

Could always have been worse.  I'm appreciative it wasn't. 

Always look for the bright side.


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday - August 4, 2020
« on: August 04, 2020, 08:29:35 AM »
Morong, all.

Wet one in SE PA.  Started raining here at 0400.  Between 2 and 4 this PM, edge of the tropical storm will pass through.  At least now we're getting a gentle rain that can soak the ground before the hard rain comes.  Put out my runoff catchers to direct it away from the house.  Just hope I have enough weight on it for the afternoon gusts.

No outdoor work today.  Time for breakfast. Pool water level getting a boost. Hopefully won't be too many leaves in it by this evening.

Safe, cool, dry, distanced still the watchwords.


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday - August 3, 2020
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:52:44 AM »
Morning, team.

After an afternoon of company, then an evening visiting, I'm pretty yacked out. 

Have to batten down the hatches somewhat with an extended period of rain forecast for us in SE PA so water stays out (until the gutter people add some gutters and such on the front door overhang).

For members in the coastal areas, keep the water out. 


Kit Building / Re: FOS Harbor Master Office build.
« on: August 02, 2020, 09:59:37 AM »
Tom:  How "tight" do you apply the Irwin clamps on the structures?

Really long run through the country.  Very realistic. 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Sunday, August 2
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:41:21 AM »
Hi all!  A new week begins.

Already warm and humid.  No open windows this morning in SE PA.

Getting ready to head out to mass.  Good friends coming by for the afternoon.

All you Floridians, keep your heads down. 

Stay safe, cool, dry, and smart.


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday August the 1st
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:21:06 AM »
'Morning, team!

Got my mouth watering Steve.  That will be some great dining, even if the weather poops out. And I hope your party celebration is even better.

Have no idea what's in store for us in SE PA today weather-wise.  I watch the forecast and promptly forget.  Right now though, 76 degrees, clear skies.  Still humid.  Came in from cooking bacon and sausage on the grill and broke a sweat in the cooler kitchen. Still beats snow and ice.

Tom, Bob, Judge, and all you central and north Floridians:  I know you need rain;  looks like you'll get some with plenty to spare.  Hope the high winds do little damage to your places other than palm branches


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday the last day of July
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:12:34 AM »
Hello Modelers' Forum posters.

Morning after the night before.  Son #1 and wife dined with us last evening, plus the wife's cousin.  For a weeknight,  party went on to 10 PM.

Cooler, still humid, some occasional rain drops.

Cut grass yesterday at least.


Right-o, Bob.  Feels like a Wednesday to me.  What happens when you are retired (as long as there are no docotor appointments.  It dawned on me making breakfast, so I dashed down to correct.

Morning all on the next to last day of July.

Overcasst this AM in SE PA.  Less humid for a day or so.

Finish my chores list early on, then cut grass.

Have a safe, smart day. Keep you distance.


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday 29JUL2020
« on: July 29, 2020, 06:37:40 AM »
Hump day already! Weeks go faster now that I'm retired.

A list of items on the agenda today.  Some financial visits/phone calls.  Wife's cousin dropping by in the PM for an overnight visit.

Temps right now in the 60's in SE PA.  Quickly opened the windows for new air in the house.  Still to be warm, but less humid for a day, storms possible later. 

Have a good day, all.


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday - 7/28/2020
« on: July 28, 2020, 08:52:48 AM »
Really late to the party today.  Chip gave you the weather outlook here.  In anticipation, after skimming the pool, wife and I got an early morning dip.  Really helps to keep you cool for an hour or so.  Now to the kitchen to make a late breakfast for us.  Trip to a rug place this AM.  Prepped a kit for painting last evening.  AHM rolling bridge (N) is the subject for today. Washed everything, worked out the colors, got the spray cans out and in position.

Always good to have a plan.


When the spackle was dry, I painted the area with full strength Golden Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber.

This is one of two coats to seal the area. Later, I'll use other Golden Brand Acrylics colors to color the river area.

This is certainly timely for me.  I'm roughing out a scene for my layout inspired by the MEC trestle and bridge at Wiscasset where it traverses the Sheepscot River and the mud flats. I'll be focusing on your colors for the water and muds.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday - 7/27/2020
« on: July 27, 2020, 08:30:26 AM »
Hi everyone, and good morning.

Up at 6, but turned over and slept to 7:30.  Another hot and muggy one today in SE PA. 

No appointments anywhere today.  Maybe #2 sone will come by to run the trimmer over my fringe.

Opened windows for "new" air in the lower level earlier.  Feels like time to close 'em and fire up the AC.

Stay cool. Be safe. Work smart. Keep your distance.


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