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Sealing the Walls and the Ceiling

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This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday and is brought to you by the voices in my head, who have been set free from their dungeon. Linda says:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sealing/ceiling.” Use one, use both, have fun!

Have fun? Oh, we’re having fun. We bought lumber, we’re using power tools, we’re lifting stuff with winches – which is almost as good as having a crane – and things are taking shape.

This summer’s project is to replace the siding on our garage. That would seem to be a straightforward process, but since the existing siding is T-111, a plywood based product that serves as sheathing and siding in one, and since it is not in the best of condition, it has to be removed. We could just replace certain sections, but that would require sealing a bunch of…

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What DO I Wear?!?! La La Leggings.

YES! Wear what turns YOU on. Great idea!

Ankhor You

“I have my own style and don’t really follow fashion, but I like leggings. They’re easy to wear and can go with anything.” ~Eva Green

What a mouth full of alliterations! Grammar aside, Since I started the What DO I WEAR?!?! column I have received so much feedback. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you! I am eternally grateful for all the support. I love hearing from you my readers and fellow Modern Day Renaissance Women. I am so happy to have been able to create such a unique space for the woman who isn’t to be typecaste into one particular mold, but to celebrate the creative aspirations of a wide range of diverse pursuits. So thank you so much! Please keep the comments, questions, even just a hello coming! This is as much about you as it is me.

All of this said, I have gotten a ton of fashion questions, which I…

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Prototype Track

Our office is working on a proposal to send containers from West Trenton,NJ; thru existing tracks to Hudson River above Poughkeepsie; build new bridge across Hudson; follow the “BEACON LINE” to Connecticut. Wish we had a simple “model”! Have to worry about car weights. 286,000 lbs. or 315,000 lbs. gross weight, Many bridges cannot carry!!!

Dominion & New England Railway

One of my goals on the D&NE is to bring the trackwork up to a higher standard. I am going to include switch details and joint bars. Color and texture are important too for both ties and rail.

The D&NE is a circa 1953 shortline not unlike the W&OD, StJ&LC, M&WR or, for that matter, the B&M mogul branches. As such, it is laid in 75# rail on softwood ties with no tie plates. I took a trip to nearby Wilton, NH to survey the trackwork on the B&M Hillsboro branch (now Pan Am). Some of the track has been upgraded, particularly at new industrial sidings and road crossings. There you’ll see heavier rail and tie plates.  Admittedly, the Hillsboro branch has been sporadically upgraded throughout the last 60 or so years but a short walk will usually land you back in the land of light rail and rotten ties…

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