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Dogs are recovering from yesterday's dental work.  I've been sitting with them on the couch.  Later I'll head down and work on the layout.  Yesterday I did a bit of work adding some small parts to the backdrop.  Today's project will be to lay down the street materials, once the Evergreen 'tile' squares arrive.  (Those will be sanded down to make them thinner, to represent slate pavers for crossings in between the cobblestones.)

Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Quinn Elbow
July 11, 2024, 09:48:19 AM
Up to your usual standards, Darryl. And I love the signs.

Must be haircut day, I got mine done.  Of course that's just a couple buzzes with the clippers around the ears, and the eyebrows.  Still costs the same as a guy with a full head of hair...

Our dogs are at the vet for dental work and some lump removals.  Not cheap!  The house always feels so empty when they're not here, even when they're just sleeping on the couch.  We'll get them in an hour or so.  

I'm working on the area where the backdrops were installed Monday.  I filled in the corners, reworked some of the road formers, and added a piece to position one of the 3d flats.  And I'm listening to a piece on NPR on Boeing CEOs.  One of those jerks I watched when he was the PM on the big Army project I worked on from 2001-2010. We saw problems on that project, so it was not a surprise, but a disappointment, to see that same management approach screw over the entire company.  

The Ukrainians have been cleaning the Russians' clocks for the last several years.  The problem is the Russians don't care what happen to their clocks, so they just send more clocks.   ;)

Hot and humid here, Florida weather (although not quite as hot.)  

I got an original Magnuson "Victoria Falls Hotel" kit on eBay, looks like that kit is -mint-, with its original packaging.  The castings aren't soft/sticky, and not warped at all.  

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, July 8, 2024
July 08, 2024, 01:33:17 PM
Backdrop is installed!

Now the question is "will it stay flat against the wall?"  (If not, I have a Plan C.)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, July 8, 2024
July 08, 2024, 09:28:11 AM
I'm back.  One advantage of being diabetic is that I go to the head of the line for stuff like this.  So I was at the hospital at 6:30 and done by 8:30 or so.  It was a follow-up endoscopy to look at my stomach, etc, to make sure I didn't have any long-lasting problems from acid reflux.  I passed.

Today, after catching up on mail (and a big breakfast), I'll head down to the train room and finish adding the double-stick tape to the backdrop panels.  Then I'll see if my neighbor is available to help hang that today or tomorrow.  

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday July 7, 2024
July 07, 2024, 08:58:18 AM
Hot (for NH) and humid here.  I have an endoscopy tomorrow, so after breakfast I'm on limited diet.  Lots of water, though.  Yesterday I laid down the sub-road, today I'll look at various cobblestone options to go over that sub-road.  Double-stick tape is due today, Neighbor and I should get the backdrop up Monday afternoon or Tuesday.

Well, I -tried- to order a refill on a prescription at CVS.  Their @#$%^&* phone system keeps on getting worse and worse, I couldn't even talk to a human.  I'm moving my prescriptions elsewhere, before I die of a heart attack on the phone.  Anyone have experience with Walgreens?

Today, once I calm down, I'll work on some scenery.  Yesterday I tried to do A Good Deed and fix wife's cheap plastic reading glasses.  My 5 minute epoxy took about an hour to cure.  It was a brand new package.  


Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, July 5, 2024
July 05, 2024, 10:33:54 AM
Hot and humid here (although those of you from Florida would probably call this 'cool'.)  Now starts my 6-8 weeks of "survival," I really hate hot & humid.  

The extra roll of double-stick tape is now due to arrive Sunday, but installing the backdrop will have to wait until Tuesday (I have an endoscopy on Monday under anesthesia - don't want to be groggy hanging the backdrop  :P )  So today I'll work on some other scenery in that area.  


Quote from: BandOGuy on July 04, 2024, 10:03:59 AM"A republic, ma'am, if you can keep it". My favorite community theater role, even as a minor character. (Joseph Hewes of North Carolina). Off to a family picnic today. With all those crazy Italians present, there's an opportunity for early fireworks.
I quoted that in my Letter to the Editor on Monday's Supreme Court decision....  But I attributed it to Ben Franklin.  

The goal of hanging the backdrop was not met, I ran out of double-sided heavy sticky tape.  So I ordered some more, and worked on the photo flats and scenery for the area in front of the backdrop/flats.  Not as much progress as I hoped, but still progress...

Well, I saw my GP this morning.  All the blood tests are OK, the A1C is over what I want, but down from last quarter.  I might get a referral to the butt doctor, though.    Bob, I remember going through a couple different statins before I found one that worked best.  (And because much of my cholesterol was due to high triglycerides, I'm also on a medicine targeting them, which is what really brought my cholesterol count down.)

Now that's over, I'll head down to the train room and maybe do some scenery.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, July 1, 2024
July 01, 2024, 02:25:54 PM
Quote from: MartyO on July 01, 2024, 12:58:04 PMHappy Canada!
Yeah, sorry!  Forgot to mention that.  Enjoy poutine, maple syrup on pancakes, and Tim Hortons coffee....

Layout Tours / Re: Shadowlands and Tellynott
July 01, 2024, 11:56:26 AM
Quote from: Mark Dalrymple on July 01, 2024, 03:11:35 AM
Quote from: deemery on June 30, 2024, 06:45:59 PMAnyway this month's location was Christchurch.  And to my amazement, your layout was NOT featured!  ;D


Staggering!  Who do I call to complain?

Actually - if it had have been Dunedin you may well have seen my son and his world famous Shar pei (John) at Maggies cafe and bar.  It's a bit of a go to destination in Dunedin.  I was holding John on a lead about 100km away from Dunedin and I was approached by someone asking "excuse me, is that John?"  He's even famous in Japan because of all the selfies taken with him.  At one stage he had to wear a sign around his neck saying "don't feed me.  I'm fat."

Cheers, Mark.
Hope John doesn't have the vision problems that tend to plague Shar Peis...  There was one I "knew" through owner posts that had an obvious great personality, even after he lost his eyes.  

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, July 1, 2024
July 01, 2024, 11:55:08 AM
Yesterday I was beat, felt like "back from Europe jetlag."  But a good night's sleep in my own bed (with the dogs) and I feel better.  

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