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Wayne Laepple

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« Reply #870 on: February 08, 2019, 08:24:39 PM »
I have always believed one is only as old as one feels. Some days I feel like I'm 71, and other days I feel like I'm 40. When I'm at the WW&F, it's mostly 40's! This hobby and this place keeps me feeling young.

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« Reply #871 on: February 08, 2019, 08:28:26 PM »
Ditto...….
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« Reply #872 on: February 08, 2019, 10:34:12 PM »
Actually, Wayne has a great point about life at the WW&F. 

Life on the Railroad in Maine always seems a little more crisp, the colors a little brighter when the steam is viewed against a deep blue sky or on a cold morning when there is so much steam the locomotive almost disappears, the smells of the coal smoke and hot oils more fragrant, the hissing, thumping and chuffing pleasantly sharp to the ear, the warmth of the boiler on a damp day and of course, the taste of a comforting hot meal at noon or at the end of a work weekend day.  Life doesn't get any better than this.
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« Reply #873 on: February 08, 2019, 11:49:23 PM »
Actually, Wayne has a great point about life at the WW&F. 

Life on the Railroad in Maine always seems a little more crisp, the colors a little brighter when the steam is viewed against a deep blue sky or on a cold morning when there is so much steam the locomotive almost disappears, the smells of the coal smoke and hot oils more fragrant, the hissing, thumping and chuffing pleasantly sharp to the ear, the warmth of the boiler on a damp day and of course, the taste of a comforting hot meal at noon or at the end of a work weekend day.  Life doesn't get any better than this.

Amen.

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Carl G. Soderstrom

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« Reply #874 on: February 09, 2019, 04:41:54 AM »
Bill B

I attribute the added Gravity to the stopping of Atomic Testing. Those born before they stopped testing
certainly notice it more than those born after. Add to those you mentioned are: getting up from the floor,
and getting out of a chair.

Time is actually flexible, A minute depends on what side you are of the Bathroom door.

Life is like a roll of Toilet Paper - the closer that end the faster it goes.

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« Reply #875 on: February 10, 2019, 03:24:37 AM »
Wind was gusty. I would guess times of 40 mph..
But we were determined. So between gusts..this happened.



And then again..



Before..





After..







Interesting formation at location 9..






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« Reply #876 on: February 10, 2019, 11:49:03 AM »
I think about 6 people were working there all day. The first tree dropped dead center of our fire so we just put dry dead limbs on the small fire. Soon it was so hot we couldn't get near with the saws so we were burning parts of the tree that were 10 inches across. By the end of the day all that was left was ash. Still about 500 Ft. to cut. At least it away from the bridge and ditch. Great day.

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« Reply #877 on: February 10, 2019, 01:23:05 PM »
And Freds play by play commentary is always entertaining. Another great day.
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« Reply #878 on: February 10, 2019, 02:29:08 PM »
You need to record Fred.

Jeff S.

PS- James looks bundled again.
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« Reply #879 on: February 10, 2019, 03:57:40 PM »
Wind was gusting all day. Temps were around 20, making the wind chill around 0 when the higher gusts hit..
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« Reply #880 on: February 10, 2019, 08:47:50 PM »
James looks bundled again.

No long johns today.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #881 on: February 10, 2019, 10:54:41 PM »
 You did a good job of work despite the cold. Well done ! Have a nice week you guys.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #882 on: February 11, 2019, 12:36:38 AM »
Those were two monstrous Eastern pines.  Job well done....

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« Reply #883 on: February 11, 2019, 02:27:54 PM »
James looks bundled again.

No long johns today.

Must have been  a heat wave, then.

Jeff S.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #884 on: February 11, 2019, 10:57:33 PM »
Views like the attached image can be seen this weekend. Please come join us.. Lets make this huge..

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