Sunday, February 19, 2017

Have been really, really sick since Friday....

........ Got the flu again. Liked me so much it came back....



Just got up but going back to bed...

Will return in a few days.... Ugh.....


Easy Listening for a Sunday Afternoon

In the mood for Ella today:






Night And Day

Like the beat, beat, beat of the tom-tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick, tick, tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall
Like the drip, drip, drip of the raindrops
When the summer shower is through
So a voice within me keeps repeating you, you, you
Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon or under the sun
Whether near to me or far
It's no matter, darling, where you are
I think of you
Night and day, day and night, why is it so
That this longing for you follows wherever I go?
In the roaring traffic's boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you
Night and day, night and day
Under the hide of me
There's an, oh, such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And its torment won't be through
'Till you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day
Night and day
Under the hide of me
There's an, oh, such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And its torment won't be through
'Till you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day

Easy Listening for a Sunday Afternoon

Bing....





........ and played on a Wersi Scala organ:



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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Night Steam

Big boys and their toys!



Firing up and running the Canadian National #6060 4-8-2 live steam locomotive



Featured on the cover of Live Steam Magazine Sept / Oct 2016 issue, Ernie Beskowiney put approximately 7 years and 35,000 hours into the design and construction of this flawless 7.5" gauge live steam locomotive. It is nearly entirely CNC'd out of stainless steel and is slightly larger than 1/8 scale.

The operating pressure is 150 PSI and develops about 483lbs of tractive effort. It has pulled a train of 48 people without blinking. Here is Ernie firing up and running the locomotive at the Bitter Creek Western railroad.

For more information, see the Sept / Oct 2016 issue of Live Steam Magazine, available from Village Press.


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Canadian National Railways U-1-f class locomotives, were a class of twenty 4-8-2 or Mountain type locomotives built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1944. They were numbered 6060–6079 by CN and nicknamed “Bullet Nose Bettys” due to their distinctive cone-shape smokebox door cover.





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Today's funny :o)






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Lets go for a ride!

Off to the, ahem - recycle center:








































It WAS a long trip and we had to go under the speed limit. The pickup bed was FULL! It is the same route we take during the rest of the year, but the snow made it seem so different!

Thanks for coming along for the ride - love having you join us!

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