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JPSmit
02-19-2017, 09:13 PM
Mid 50's and sun shining - in Toronto - in February! amazing. had a snooze after church and then got to do just a bunch of little jobs - replaced the front door hinges (without needing to remove the door!) repaired a couple of drywall spots - hung some shelves and hooks in darling daughter's apartment (which is attached to the house!) - there is something really satisfying about just being able to knock a bunch of small things off the list - and now a beer and some leftover pizza and life is good!

drooartz
02-19-2017, 09:45 PM
Played a brunch gig at a local distillery (yes, they do make booze here in Utah). Nice room to play in, good folks, good pay, and great food. A good day indeed.

GTP1960
02-19-2017, 10:03 PM
It was beautiful down here in SC.
Took our Grandson to the Zoo & for a putput drive down our lane in the 3.

...now I'm going to bed, to be ready for tomorrow's one year old's adventures!
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(getting him hooked early)

sail
02-19-2017, 10:17 PM
It was a good day. Mid 60's here and we're headed to Florida Thursday, a break from winter that isn't. Took advantage and waxed the VW. Finally, after the front end shop announced it perfect my new VW mechanic found a ball joint that was toast and making the horrible noise. It's ready and I'm about ready but hope it rains tomorrow, still need to finish taxes other paperwork before we go.

Gliderman8
02-19-2017, 10:40 PM
Mid 60's here. Took my 1959 Lambretta scooter out to the local coffee shop. Sat outside and had to keep reminding myself that it was mid February.
Best part of my day was picking up my son and twin grandkids at the airport; they flew in from Boston. Had a lovely afternoon with the grandkids at the new community playground. We all had fun.

NutmegCT
02-19-2017, 11:09 PM
Mid 50s here, with wonderful sunny skies and no gusty winds.

Gobbled up some sauerbraten, practiced zither, then went to Mashamoquet park near Pomfret, and walked a bit of the Air Line rail trail.

https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=479336&deepNav_GID=1650

Interesting old dam along the path.

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DavidApp
02-19-2017, 11:44 PM
Looks like the next generation of TR Drivers is getting ready to take the wheel. Well in about 16 years.

A beautiful day here in Georgia sunny and warm.

David

GTP1960
02-20-2017, 02:08 AM
https://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/parks/airlinetraillymanviaduct.jpg
Train crossing the Lyman viaduct circa 1880s

that's an interesting trail, Tom.
So, if I understand the write up correctly, in the 1890's after the viaducts were out dated, they did a massive fill over two large creeks, all the way up to grade & completely buried the long & high trestles?

i guess this falls under the "Yankee ingenuity." Heading.

NutmegCT
02-20-2017, 02:15 AM
Guy - take a look:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyman_Viaduct

GTP1960
02-20-2017, 02:21 AM
Did that massive fill form a dam & make a large lake(s) on those creek beds?

NutmegCT
02-20-2017, 07:53 AM
Well, the fill in was in 1913, so I was too young too remember. :jester:

But the viaduct area is an open and undeveloped now, with no evidence of lake or marsh, etc.

John Turney
02-20-2017, 06:33 PM
Rain, rain and more rain. We're not used to this stuff.

pdplot
02-20-2017, 11:30 PM
1. Drove wife up to Tampa for radiation. Only 6 more to go. 82 miles one way over the Sunshine Bridge.
2. Was losing $30 in my weekly poker game but fought my way back gallantly (and luckily) to end up winning $7.00.

Basil
02-20-2017, 11:38 PM
I don't know, why a duck?


https://youtu.be/v3hjo7V7TPs

NutmegCT
02-21-2017, 07:46 AM
The Cocoanuts!

(Thanks for posting! Marx brothers is a great way to start the new day!)

Gliderman8
02-21-2017, 07:56 AM
The Marx Brothers are one of my favorites. They lived in the town I grew up in on Long Island for a period of time.

NutmegCT
02-21-2017, 09:31 AM
Elliot - remember that line in Cocoanuts, where he's trying to sell "beach front property" in Florida?

"You can have any house you want built on it: wood, brick or stucco. Boy can you get stucco."

(Groucho lost a *lot* of money when the markets - financial and real estate - crashed in 1929.)

Gliderman8
02-21-2017, 10:03 AM
Tom- I can watch a Marx Brothers film over and over and still catch a line I missed from previous viewings.
A Night at the Opera, The Big Store and A Day at the Races are some of my favorites.

NutmegCT
02-21-2017, 10:06 AM
OK Elliot - in At The Circus (1939), where does Lydia keep her social security number?

:devilgrin:

Gliderman8
02-21-2017, 12:22 PM
OK Elliot - in At The Circus (1939), where does Lydia keep her social security number?

:devilgrin:

Can't quite remember... but I think it was tattooed on her hips.

NutmegCT
02-21-2017, 03:35 PM
You're about 3 feet too low.

It was tattooed behind her left ear!

What's that old saying ... she named her hips Oats and Barley. Then she rotated the crops.

:angel:

Gliderman8
02-21-2017, 04:30 PM
I forgot that. I need to listen to the song again.

GTP1960
02-21-2017, 08:01 PM
1. Drove wife up to Tampa for radiation. Only 6 more to go. 82 miles one way over the Sunshine Bridge.
2. Was losing $30 in my weekly poker game but fought my way back gallantly (and luckily) to end up winning $7.00.

good luck & God bless your wife.

($7.00 & the Buick.....don't forget the Buick)

pdplot
02-21-2017, 09:24 PM
That Buick guy - Kevin - won more than anyone last night. He had some amazing hands.

Mickey Richaud
02-22-2017, 05:49 AM
That Buick guy - Kevin - won more than anyone last night. He had some amazing hands.

Gee, kinda wish you'd rephrase that...

catfood
02-22-2017, 03:29 PM
How was your day?

Monday had another argument with my aggresive bully of a line manager over something he had forgot I told him - "Telling me is unacceptable, has to be in an email"

Had to resort to this when I got home

47346 and this 47346

Today much better. After a departmental reorganisation he no longer manages me. Time for a few more methinks...

NutmegCT
02-22-2017, 03:34 PM
Steve - must be the magical power of those Spitfires. The problem manager is gone over night?

Congrats!

Tom M.

catfood
02-22-2017, 04:01 PM
Not gone, just no longer in charge of me, so he wants me to do anything he has to go through my new manager (and ask nicely)!

GTP1960
02-22-2017, 05:37 PM
Not gone, just no longer in charge of me, so he wants me to do anything he has to go through my new manager (and ask nicely)!

and make sure he puts his request in an "email"

on the other hand. I've never seen Spitfire beer; Now I have a quest.

DavidApp
02-26-2017, 03:16 PM
Saturday ran my first 5K this year. A great day for the run.

I finished 3rd in my age group.

David

NutmegCT
02-26-2017, 03:24 PM
David - congrats on the victory. I'd probably get about 500 feet and collapse in a heap.

What got you into running?
Tom M.

GTP1960
02-26-2017, 09:34 PM
47346 and this 47346



......well, found no spitfire beer in SC yet.
(must be located at the same place as Tom's future MB 190D or MGA coupe)

DavidApp
02-26-2017, 11:18 PM
Thank you Tom

Started walking 5 Ks with my wife several years ago. Then started to try to go faster. It has been a great help to my overall health as I now walk every evening to stay in shape for the next race.

We look on the races as a good charity, great exercise and you get a neat T-shirt.

David

AngliaGT
02-28-2017, 02:07 AM
I think you know how mine's been going,
so I won't bore you anymore,at least in this thread..