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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, Feb 21
« on: February 21, 2020, 08:27:04 AM »
Been hustling here since 6, so now a chance to check in.

Chilly here (SE PA) the last couple days, but brilliant sunshine.  Warmer through the weekend.

40 days left, only 20 working days.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wed Feb 19 2020
« on: February 19, 2020, 10:09:52 AM »
Chip:  Great you were able to have your mother-in-law be such a large part of your lives.  Speaking for all the members, we lament the loss for you and your family.

Not as significant:  six weeks now on the countdown.

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« on: February 18, 2020, 01:27:15 PM »
Note to Tom/TCT:  He keeps everything on the level, too.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, Feb 14 - Happy Valentine's Day
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:46:03 AM »
I have one more Monday to work the rest of my life, but not this coming Monday.

Work has been focusing on the mess in Canada that has strangled rail service from Montreal east. And of course, lots of "experts" around who think there are simple fixes to the problem. 

Breezy and chilly today, but the sun at least is showing it's face.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday, the thirteenth
« on: February 13, 2020, 07:09:16 AM »
Start the day with a little alliteration.

Good morning all.  Jumped over here and saw no one had opened the day, so here we go.

I have 25 working days to go.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday, 2/5/2020
« on: February 05, 2020, 08:15:56 AM »
Happy Hump Day to those of us laboring.

Eight weeks now.

Pitchers and catchers next week!

Off today and every Monday until R-day week.  Lunch with a former boss today after visit to doctor about radiation program for prostate cancer. 

Ops session at Jim Hertzog's tomorrow.

61 days to go.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Last Wednesday in January 2020 (the 29th)
« on: January 29, 2020, 07:35:45 AM »
Nine weeks now.

Happy hump day all.

Typical winter day in every respect in SE PA but no wet stuff.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - 1/22/2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:00:30 AM »
Ten weeks to go!

15 degrees right now in SE PA

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: January 15 of 2020
« on: January 15, 2020, 08:26:53 AM »
Morning, all.

Eleven weeks to go!

Some sunshine for a change in SE PA.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: January 6, 2020
« on: January 06, 2020, 10:02:12 AM »
Starting the regimen of no Mondays for the rest of my life today (one more, the next to last day of work).  Have to review and sign retirment paperwork.

Mild (for winter) temps here in SE PA.  Maybe work outside for an hour or two. Back to the grind tomorrow.  My "replacement" starts today. 

General Information / Re: Just a thought...
« on: January 01, 2020, 10:57:21 AM »
No apparent answer.  Perhaps some of the southern based vendors would hesitate to commit to travelling at the end of January to Springfield, but would be more comfortable going to  Baltimore a week later.

On the other hand, some of the New England vendors may not want to deal with the grind of consecutive weekends, especially with the possible Super Bowl appearance of the Patriots that second Sunday.

I recall attending a Timonium show on a Super Bowl Sunday in which the Ravens were one of the teams.  Opted to take US 1 north to go home and after 5, there was zero traffic until reaching the PA line.

Look on the Great Train Show website.  They usually list vendors who've signed up.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday 12/31/2019
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:32:59 AM »
Easy day at work.  Very quiet.  Get to depart early.  Early evening dining planned with another couple.

Come tomorrow, but 13 weeks remain.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tues. 12-24-19
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:43:20 AM »
Back to the grind after six days of vacation.  Just in time for Christmas as they say. It was marvelous. 

99 days to go.

Cool Yule, Y'all.

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« on: December 21, 2019, 01:54:00 PM »
Even the best have to rest.

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