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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday April 12th, 2021
« on: April 12, 2021, 10:33:40 AM »
Chilly, damp and grey in Reading Country this AM. Guess I rushed the season a bit buying a used convertible. Oh well. If that's the last mis-timing in my life, I'll be ecstatic (or dead).

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday, April 11, 2021
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:25:00 AM »
The rain has stopped temporarily, but its forecast to resume through tomorrow morning.
Been up long enough that the dregs of the first coffee are cold.
Do know how many may have seen online that there was a successful "mini Timonium" held yesterday. Tickets and entry times were sold in advance, but the turn out appears to have been good and people were glad to be out and about. Show was held at the hotel the NMRA regional is scheduled to use in the fall. The old venue is closed because of structural problems.
Stay dry and optimistic all.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, 4/9/21
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:12:58 AM »
Passed through.
Had coffee with me, but Jaime, the donuts were stale.
Carry on.

I've had three terrific dogs in my life. My wife has the same count and we shared the Golden From Hell together. Your sad news reached me while we're sitting our grand dog and resisting enormous pressure from our daughter to do a rescue for a friend of hers. Would be easier to say no if wasn't part black lab.
Cherish the memories while you can and remember, there are a lot of great dogs out there waiting for welcoming homes when the time is right.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - April 7, 2021
« on: April 07, 2021, 08:23:55 AM »
Off to a funeral for a family member this morning, then as Larry said, the prospects for the rest of the day are much better.
Smile behind the mask. Other people may not see it, but it'll make you feel better.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday - 4/5/2021
« on: April 05, 2021, 08:44:06 PM »
Good Evening, Part of the night shift today. Had a Cortisone shot today "finally" and spent most of my day on my back. Hope everyone had a good Easter.

Ah. The Night Crew. That brings back many fond memories.
Out early this AM as the Papa dog sitter and then a trip to the minor zoo in Philadelphia. No, we didn't visit City Hall, but did stop by the Elmwood Zoo in Norristown with the extended family. Nap time and chores caught up with , so here I am.
Hope to see you all in the AM.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: April 02, 2021, 07:47:06 AM »
Huzzahs, indeed!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: April 1, No Foolin'
« on: April 01, 2021, 09:32:10 AM »
Good morning! I slept in this morning - I needed it after the week we have had. We woke up to a dusting of snow and it's still snowing as I'm writing this. Amy and I got our second COVID shot, yesterday.  So far just a sore arm - I'm looking forward to less restrictions on my life. I hope everyone has a great day.

Hope you two got the "right" vaccine. Pfizer says online this AM that their shots are good for 6 months. Hoping that's just an April Fools posting.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, March 29, 2021
« on: March 29, 2021, 07:33:10 AM »
Trust the wisdom of a five year old.
Our grand-daughter had a problem getting out of bed and ready for school last Monday. She was upset that her weekend was only two days. "It's unfair", she declared. "Saturday and Sunday need a friend: another day to keep them company". Retired as I am, I don't care one way or the other, but she does have a point.
PS: she lost her protest and got dressed in the car.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday March 28, 2021
« on: March 28, 2021, 09:59:46 AM »
Virtual Palm Sunday is certainly different than what I'm used to. Part of the "New Normal" that choir members are not happy about. I tried virtual choir to no avail.
Raining all day today if the WW's are to be believed. Glad we got out with the top down yesterday. Forecast for the week says the car will stay in the garage.
Got an email yesterday that the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is reopening on a very modified schedule. Glad I won't be tasked with wiping down the displays.
Stay warm and dry all.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
« on: March 24, 2021, 10:25:36 AM »
Morning, to most of you.
Back from the waste disposal yard. $50.00 to drop off a load of landscaping blocks. College Hunks wanted $250.00 for the same task. Wonder if I can keep the remainder for hobby stuff?
All day rain forecast. We'll see.
Stay dry and healthy all.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday March 21, 2021
« on: March 21, 2021, 09:24:11 AM »
Cold for the time of year , cloudy but dry , excellent weather to stay inside. Love the gas station , never too many gas stations on a layout.

In northwest DC where I spent my childhood (I never grew up), there were three gas stations in one city block. Guess you couldn't have too many in real life either.
Sun's out in Reading country, but it's not warm enough to put the car roof down yet.
Stay healthy out there fellow modelers.

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: March 20, 2021, 08:19:11 PM »

Glad to see the Judge recovering and thank him profusely for his efforts during recuperation. I used to ride the C&O George Washington to and from college.
The Judge discussed the liquor problem quite well. Two sections of the George Washington joined at Ashland, KY about 9 PM. We then continued eastward bound for Richmond, VA where it again became two trains. I always traveled at holiday time which, at Christmas, meant discharged soldiers from Ft. Knox at Louisville, flush with cash who had to drink between Ashland at the West Virginia border as the C&O refused to pay tax in West Virginia on alcohol that had all ready been taxed in Kentucky. Made for some VERY interesting trips.

Scratchbuilding / Re: Building an REA Freight House
« on: March 19, 2021, 12:21:42 PM »
In awe of your workmanship. Thanks for the running narrative and lessons.
Just one small "nit" if I can. You have a first floor door that sits off to the left of the windows above it. From an architectural and engineering point, the left side of that door frame would be in a direct line with the left side of the windows above it unless there's a major interior reason for them to not line up. The stress of the windows above and their framing would not be placed off center on a door frame unless absolutely necessary.
Trying to be constructive, not critical.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - 3/17/2021
« on: March 17, 2021, 08:50:48 AM »
Does anyone think there will be a day when we have something else to write about besides vaccines and health related issues?
I'm really beginning to wonder.
Stay healthy and dry folks.

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