Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXV

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Good morning, America, how are ya? Just sticking my head in for a quick hello!

Sherrel, you're in my thoughts and prayers today! Confidence is high, Houston!

Everyone else please take care!
 
Good Morning All. 68° and light showers, brief light thunderstorm passed about two hours ago. Heavier storms are nearby but will probably miss me. Sure could have used more than the .1" in the gauge. Had a good Father's Day yesterday. My son sent a cooler full of "Omaha Steaks" that I will start enjoying this week. Haven't had anything from them in about ten years since my buddy left their Dallas store. I could afford their products when he gave me his 50% employee discount!
Out in the train shed, I overhauled a pair of Athearn blue-box SD40-2 locomotives. Cleaned them up, added new lubrication, hardwired one and exchanged some of the wheels for NWSL ones. Unfortunately my LHS only had one package left and they said that they didn't know when there would be more, per NWSL. So half of the axles on each engine were replaced. I also pulled a nearly 20 year old P2K PS2CD covered hopper kit out of the stash and started to build it. I was feeling industrious yesterday! Started by re-numbering it, and reaming out all of the holes with a #72 (.025) drill bit to ease insertion of parts. Those of you who have assembled these kits know what I mean.

Bob - Yep! Babes...it's Sanger location is only twelve miles away. Love it. I have never had anything from Beth Marie's since I am not an ice cream person, but my wife swears by it.
Chet - I know that deer are not a big deal in some areas (except as a nuisance), but they only started showing up in this area about 15-18 years ago. Most of my neighbors do not allow deer hunting on their property in order to allow the population to build up. There is a mountain lion that roams in the woods about a quarter mile down the road that gets its fair share of fawns though.
Beady - I am still laughing at that cartoon. I did grow up in that era!
Eric - No experience here with the Faller cement, so I cannot advise.

Everybody have an awesome day.

Willie
 

montanan

Whiskey Merchant
Good morning. Starting off at 58 degrees with a forecast high near 80. It was a bit cool over the weekend with temps only getting into the mid 60's.

Toot - Quite the video. Enjoyed it.

Sherrel - Best of luck my friend. We're all hoping to hear from you in short order.

Willie - Deer are quite a problem on the roads up here. It seems that the deer will stand on the shoulder of the road and wait for a vehicle to come along and then they dart across the highway. We do a lot of bumper hunting up here.

Phil -
You gotta show up more often.

Eric - Maybe I can have one of our dachshunds translate the directions ??? icon_lol.gif Sounds like you're making progress. post some more photos of what you have built.

Terry - I have printed off the programming directions you posted. Hopefully someone at the club will understand them. I wouldn't have a clue what to do with them.

Bob - Enjoy the trip.

Later
 

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Sirfoldalot

Plucked Tailfeathers
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Thanks, Garry.
My wife will hopefully notify Terry.
Laying here waiting to be wheeled back prob in another 1/2 hour they said.
Lotsa tubes and wires sticking out a this gawdd awful modest gown.
CHIN UP!
 
O.K., my fault . Don't come in as often as I should. However, I call Sherrel and we have had a number of conversations RE his operation. Last talk was just a few days ago and he said the op was to be on the 28th. So what is todays op all about ???

PHIL
 
O.K., my fault . Don't come in as often as I should. However, I call Sherrel and we have had a number of conversations RE his operation. Last talk was just a few days ago and he said the op was to be on the 28th. So what is todays op all about ???

PHIL
HAH! And you believed him!

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