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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Friday - April 19, 2024
April 19, 2024, 07:39:46 AM
Morning all,

T.G.I.F!  Looking forward to the weekend and some workbench time.  I'm roughly 70% of the way through painting all the detail castings on the current build (there are a lot).  I hope to finish that task up this weekend though it's becoming a little more challenging.  The old A&I wash after painting has to be abandoned.  It'll just wash off some of the newer paints I'm using.  I'm going to try Dr. Jeff's trick of hitting the castings with a flat finish (DullCoat or similar) and then using an oil paint wash in lieu of the A&I.

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday - April 18, 2024
April 18, 2024, 07:08:59 AM
Morning all,

Planning meeting at work this morning.  We'll discuss the projects that are slated for the next PI, how difficult they're going to be, etc.  I'll be here for grand total of two days in the next PI so I hope they don't expect much involvement from me.   ;)

I'm looking forward to getting back to the workbench this weekend.  Maybe I can squeeze a few minutes in tonight or at lunch.  Maybe. 

Have a great one!
Good morning all,

Hump day here.  Lots of meetings today.  None that I give a rip about.  I have to cut out a little early today to go submit our applications for passports.  Once we have those in hand we'll start planning an oversea trip.

Nothing to report on the workbench front.

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Tuesday - April 16, 2024
April 16, 2024, 08:03:10 AM
Morning all,

Hot water for the morning tea is ready.  We have a selection of English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Earl Gray and a few others.  Scrapple with maple syrup for those so inclined.   ;)

Our new windows are getting inspected today.  Of course, the only thing they can tell me, in terms of what time, is "today".  Hope they pass the inspection.  Then the final trim can be installed to cover up the screw holes.  This has project started back in September.  And not last September.  The one before that.  >:(  

I have some photo's ready to go to start a new build thread.  Just need some time on my own PC, not this work PC, to get that going.

Have a great one!
Morning all,

If you haven't filed your income tax return yet (in the US) today is the day!  I already have my refund.  It'll partially replace one of the pays I won't be getting next month while I'm waiting for my first Social Security Deposit to hit my account.   :o

John asked how many meetings I have left.  Good question.  I'm in my final two weeks of work.  Today I have meetings at 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 and 9:45.  So far.  There are always those last-minute meeting invites.  Next week, my final week, is PI planning week.  A whole slew of really boring meetings to plan the next 12 weeks' worth of work.  I won't have too much to say during those planning sessions.  Instead, I'll be planning what I'm going to do to get in better shape and which kits I'm going to work on next. ;D

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Saturday - 4/13/2024
April 13, 2024, 10:50:24 AM
Morning all,

No one to open up the club house this morning?

I'm heading to the workbench shortly.  I hope the structure I'm working on can take shape this weekend.  I'm alternating between painting detail castings and working on the walls.

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Friday - 04/12/2024
April 12, 2024, 07:13:35 AM
Morning all,

T.G.I.F!  After this one I only have two more T.G.I.F!'s to go.

I'm giving a training class this morning.  Covering a topic that I get questioned on quite often.  Aside from that it's just another standard day of testing code, answering e-mails and what not.  I sure am looking forward to some workbench time this weekend.

Have a great one!
Morning all,

Hump day for those who care about such things.   :D

Nothing on the workbench front to report.  I plan on remedying that this weekend.

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday - April 8, 2024
April 08, 2024, 06:58:10 AM
Morning all,

Got a little workbench time in over the weekend but no computer time.  ;) Just another Monday at work on this end.  

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Friday - 03/29/2024
March 29, 2024, 07:14:23 AM
Morning all,

For the last Friday of March how about some bacon, scrambled egg, home fries and toast?  Hot water is on for us tea drinkers.  Coffee drinkers are on their own cuz I don't know how to brew a pot of coffee.

Gotta work today but I'm looking forward to some workbench time over the weekend.  I'll be painting some details for a new build.

Have a great one!  
Morning all,

Halfway through my four-day work week!  One long meeting this morning though.  I'll be retiring at just about the right time.  They just declared that they want us to turn on our webcams when we present in meetings.  ::) I'll just avoid presenting for the next month or so. ;D

I'm itching to get back to the workbench.  Friday is coming.  

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Tuesday - March 19, 2024
March 19, 2024, 06:58:16 AM
Morning all,

Another day, another dollar. :) Nothing on the workbench front to report.  Just plugging along waiting for a four-day weekend to arrive.  Then I'll have some time to spend at the workbench.

Have a great one! 
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday - March 18, 2024
March 18, 2024, 08:19:18 AM
Morning all,

Just another Monday in the office.  Well, at the dining room table anyway.  The dining room table my better half will be happy to have back come May.   ;)

Yesterday I cleaned off the workbench and cracked open a new kit.  There's a new build thread coming once I get far enough along to have something worthy of showing.

Have a great one!
Morning all,

Hmmm...."Wednesday the 13th".  That sounds like it has the makings of a really bad horror movie.  

I need to mow the lawn over my lunch hour today.  I should clean out the gutters too.  Think I'll save that chore for Friday.  I have an extension with a curve at the end for my pressure washer.  That way I don't have to get up on a ladder.  It's messy though.  I'll get a shower in the process.

No workbench time until Friday. >:( I do hope to make up for my recent lack of progress this coming weekend.

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday - March 11, 2024
March 11, 2024, 07:12:13 AM
Morning all,

Just another workday.  Only six more Mondays to go.  Unless I accept the offer, I received last week to stick around longer or work part time beyond my retirement date.  I'm 95% sure my answer is going to be "Thanks, but no Thanks" on that one.  

Nothing noteworthy to report from the workbench.  Last week's home renovation, along with the subsequent cleanup efforts, took me away from the workbench.

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday - March 7, 2024
March 07, 2024, 06:57:19 AM
Morning all,

The window installation is almost complete.  They're installed but waiting on the inspection.  After the inspection trim/molding will be added to complete the project. we're ready for the heavy rain.  It's much easier installing windows in HO scale structures.  

Nothing to report on the workbench front.  No shock there.  Still working for a living but not for long.   ;)

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday - February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024, 07:21:10 AM
Morning all,

Last day of the work week for me.  Three-day weekend on tap.

I need to figure out the measurements for the base of the land portion of Red Hook Wharf and then cut some plywood and homosote for it.  Think I'll do that tomorrow while the better half is at work (her car won't be in the garage).  The concrete pad, with track embedded in it, will be an interesting challenge.  I have some ideas as to how I'm going to accomplish that.  Hope they work!

Have a great one!  
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Tuesday - February 20, 2024
February 20, 2024, 07:33:16 AM
Morning all,

Up and at 'em!  Just another day testing code, drafting documentation, etc., on this end.  Not too many of these days left though.  I have to start thinking about a daily schedule for when I don't have to log into work anymore.   ;)

Have a great one!
Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday - February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024, 07:00:58 AM
Morning all,

Another three-day weekend on tap after I get through today.  Can't wait.  Actually, I can't wait for the seven-day weekends to start.   ;)

Tomorrow will be a few chores around the house.  Maybe.  Plus, some workbench time.  Definitely.  I need to see if have everything I need to send off to my buddy who does my taxes.  If so, I'll package that up and mail it to him.

Have a great one!
Happy Valentines Day all,

We'll avoid the restaurants tonight.  My better half has some bacon wrapped filet mignons in the fridge and she'll whip up some mashed potatoes to go with them.

Nothing on the workbench front to report.  I have decided to go back and add the missing joists to the wharf.  That'll probably happen on Friday (I'm off again on Friday).

Have a great one!  
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