BarstowRick's H&P Layout Restoration

BarstowRick Sep 15, 2020

  1. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    No, I can't afford to hire anyone. Let alone feed them, cloth them and raise their kids. Say, what? What did I say?
     
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  2. BigJake

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    (emphasis mine)

    Wait, now I'm really confused...
     
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  3. BarstowRick

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    I won't do one of those you said, someone else said then I responded and then you said and I jumped back in and it just got more confusing as it went along. With that said, I'll admit I love stuff like that.

    I'm hoping to get some wires stripped tomorrow. Nothing sexy about that. Maybe I can compete with a jack hammer removing a stoop that blocks the way from the front yard to the back yard. This isn't going to be fun for the guy jack hammering all that old cement. I feel for the guy.

    In the meantime the neighbor moved out from a house across the street and didn't take her cat's. Guess who is hanging out in my back yard? Oh boy!!

    More news later.
     
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  4. badlandnp

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    So now the 'crazy model train guy' will also be the 'crazy cat guy???'

    :LOL::ROFLMAO:

    Hmmm...layout re-wired, trains running, cats chasing li'l electric 'mice.' Can't wait for the video!
     
  5. Massey

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    I never have understood how someone can adopt a little furry friend and not take them with when they move. My cats (all 6) are part of my family and they go where I go. And I have in the past adopted cats left behind.
     
  6. BarstowRick

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    That's what I like to hear. I had both cats outside on the stoop grabbing a bite to eat. One is very friendly while the other is skittish. We shall see what happens next. These two will have to get along with the others in the colony. So far that isn't working out so well.

    GOT some wire stripping done!! Now that's good news.

    Busy day ahead.

    Feed the colony of cats.
    Breakfast for me.
    Take morning pills.
    Clean out litter boxes.
    Pick up pee pads.
    Take trash to dumpster in the alley.
    Get a nap.
    Lunch
    Get another nap
    While eating supper try to keep up with the local news and national news.
    Mostly Covid
    Feed the cat's one more time.
    Watch some TV, with very little of interest on the boob tube. I've seen every segment on LAFF. Not laughing.
    Can't get much else.
    WIFI is shut down. Neighbor left with his half of the commitment to finance it.
    So Hot Spot which is all but useless in this neighborhood operating at minimal whatever it is they operate at. Slow, slower and then nothing. If you knows what I mean.
    Then sometime before midnight. Between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. :p
    Another nap. I need the energy to go to bed.
    While watching or rather sleeping through TV shows.
    At this point the cat's show-up to claim a sleeping spot only to waken to some sort of info commercial. Aiiyiiyii!
    Take night pills.
    Off to bed where again certain cat's have staked out their claim to a sleeping spot.
    Snoozz With interruptions to any rest I get with a visit to the porcelain throne. Every two hours or more often, as needed. Where's the rest in that?
    Then morning arrives and it starts, all over again.
    Sigh!

    :sick::confused::cool:
    Later!
     
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  7. BigJake

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    Yeah, lots of folks working from home during the depth of the Covid crisis adopted dogs and/or cats. And now that the economy is opening up and they have to go back to work (or worse, move to take a new job), their adopted pets are left behind. Shelters are having to euthanize again...

    I'm not a particular fan of cats, and my wife is allergic to them. But we do love our dog, all 8 pounds of faux-fearless, Chihuahua-mix! Oh, he's ferocious, from his own side of a window. He's a great road trip companion, but he also loves his friends at the 'resort' where we board him if we can't bring him along.

    My kids rescued him off the street at a busy intersection, while driving home from high school one fine spring afternoon on my son's birthday (they've both finished college, on their own now, but we've still got him). No collar, no chip... Vet said he'd be adopted quickly if we put him in the pound, but we wouldn't hear of that...

    We named him Lucky. My wife gave him his first name: Damn. Sometimes lengthened to Dammit, especially when calling him by his full name.
     
  8. BarstowRick

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    Your doing your part to house and care for a pet. What more can anyone ask. Well done!
     
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  9. Shortround

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    I can't have any pets. While so many in the neighborhood have gotten BIG snarling dogs. Even some little snarlers. I don't want to hear it but at least they will attack the 'owners'.
     
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    Have two cats now. Rescued the one from a friends front door step on a -15F night. Her cats were beating it up, so he ended up with me. White long haired guy that purrs instantly and was so scruffy looking upon moving in. Hence his name 'Scruffles.'. The neighbors cat chose to move in shortly after I did also. Kept trying to keep him out, but he would dive in just as soon as I opened the door! So I finally gave up trying and accepted the inevitable. Then I asked neighbors, and the one claimed him. She told me to just keep kicking him out as he had become an outside cat along with her other two. (I think the fella of the house made that choice when he moved in.) But, lately she has acknowledged that 'Gunner" is really my cat now, sort of...

    However, neither cat is allowed in the Trainshed. They do tend to shed, and their hair gets on my clothing which gets into the layout. Other than that, they are fairly spoilt, according to my kids!
     
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  11. Shortround

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    I can't have pets here. But, the lady downstairs had two little cats and they destroyed the plastic venetian blinds and haven't seen either since the end of spring. The air conditioners went in. :unsure:
     
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  12. DCESharkman

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    I am allergic to cats and nothing against them, but I love dogs! I wish I still had my Siberian Huskies, but like me they got old and are pulling the great dogsled in the sky now!
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    No pets in my building. But not a problem anyhow. Had plenty of years and have plenty of memories.
     
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  14. Inkaneer

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    Got a solution to your problem. Get rid of the cats!
     
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  15. BarstowRick

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    Getting rid of them isn't likely to happen. It's a long story. So here's the short version.
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    These cats in the colony have been spade or neutered by a sponsor who vested dearly in them. Looking for permanent homes for them. However, not knowing anybody up here in Idaho Country, makes that difficult.

    Time will tell..
     
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