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Morning Ed, the service station is not complete but close enough for me. There is a couple of smaller things it came with that mine does not have. I am blessed to have the things I have and even more so to be able to share. Take care Ed
Good morning back to you, keep them coming if you want.
Makes me feel good to see that there are other pack rats around. :love:
You do have some nice items. (y)
 

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Pretty easy to recover the ski after the run. I don't have a pic of me getting up on one ski behind a 650 cc jet ski. Took everything the jet ski had to offer. I never heard of him and I don't know much of anything about water skiing. All my skiing is "one-offs" when the opportunity presented itself.

On vacation in Wildwood, I couldn't get any other "vacationers" to share a boat rental to ski. But on the dock, there's a flyer - Water Ski Instruction $50 / half-hour. That'll work. Turns out the guy is ex-Cyprus Gardens ski show. Taught me a few things to better my skiing. At the end of 1/2 hour he said, "Come back tomorrow, I'll show you how to barefoot". Started on a training boom. From the first pic, you swivel to ski on your butt. Then stick your feet in and your up. Feels like a firemen's hose on the bottom of your feet. They failed to explain how to stop. So I just let go expecting to coast. Not so on bare feet. Your feet dig in right off and I smacked the water head first at ~25 mph. Felt like I got hit by Ali in the break :)

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I think it would hurt if you hit that pipe too.
Fittie bucks for a 1/2 an hour !
Damn !
I would have smacked you in the face for half of that. :D
 

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I think it would hurt if you hit that pipe too.
Fittie bucks for a 1/2 an hour !
Damn !
I would have smacked you in the face for half of that. :D
When when you let go, the boat pulls away. You really can't hit the pipe.

Actually, it was a good deal. A rental boat would have cost $80 for an hour. But you have to share the time with someone else, there's swapping positions a few times and that eats up time. And the other has to be a good driver, know what he's doing or it's a bust. So for the extra $10 bucks I got a full half hour plus some and expert instruction. He gave me to key points: Hold the baton using a baseball bat grip (opposing clasp). And hold it against my chest, not with outstretched arms. Totally changed my skiing for the better.

Maybe you'll get a shot at a train show. 😉 But be warned: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. My gorilla arms got an inch on Ali. I measured them.

Are you battened for the storm? We're smack in the middle of it's path. Tuesday late morning for me.

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Yeah it is moving fast, good thing it is not moving slow.
And if it was further out to the east we would get a hell of a lot of water.
 

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Same here 8 miles SW of GWB. Not that much water. Lost a few limbs on a giant maple in the backyard.

At 2 pm the NOAA located the center @ Rte 80 on PA/NJ the border. The center may be at Port Jervis right about now.
 

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Lost power twice 1230 to 130 and 330 to 430, every time I turned on the computer !
I set up my generator for the fridge just in case. Didn't want to fumble around in the dark.
They were off by 60 miles to the west, they must have got hammered over to the west, it looks like it went right up the Delaware river.
Moving fast, which was good.
Fixed my mower and cleaned up a bit in the garage during the storm as it did cool things off a little........cleaning the garage is a never ending battle I never seem to win. :)
 

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Just finished cleaning up the bulk of the downed maple limbs. It wasn't too bad.

Nothing like a tropical storm hitting Louisiana. I flew into one. Lighting struck the jet. The car that picked me upat the airport was driving on the grass median between the highway lanes and yet there was still 6" of water above the floor board in the back seat. And I watched a guy drown. His tractor (as in big rig) was in a road depression under a train bridge. He went into the water with the tow cable to pull it out just when a slew a water rushed in. The next day I read in the paper they found the body.
 

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balidas.....I've been collecting for about a couple years as you said. I have been hard at it this year. I do love the new York jets,Ralph
 

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balidas.....I've been collecting for about a couple years as you said. I have been hard at it this year. I do love the new York jets,Ralph
Wow. From some of the pic.'s I would have guessed a couple of decades. One pick looks like a wall in a classic train shop :)
 

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I got 2 boxes in today of trains. One set is a Dorfan set that I will take pictures of and post later this weekend. The locomotive needs some intensive care but it still exists. I am looking for trains everyday.
 
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