What started as a promising summer of sun, fun, and enjoying life and the new CA&E cars out at IRM came to a pretty loud crashing halt by the end of July. I find myself torn between bitching about working so hard/so many hours, yet juxtaposing that with the realities that our national economy is still struggling to get back and a lot of the work I have done, has been translated into lots of new toys ! Ahh, perspective.
Anyways, it seems like the worst of the worst is in the rear view mirror and life can return to normal (or what passes for normal for your friendly host/blogger). I really got back into the thick of things last month with our first monthly NMRA meeting of the new season. I was fortunate enough to take first place in our monthly contest which was "New", something with a fresh/out of the paint shop finish. I painted up the nice custom built brass CA&E Miller car I purchased earlier this summer. I said it then, and I'll repeat it now, I don't think I truly deserved to win, but I ain't giving it back ! Anyone truly desperate to see the car can see it on our Divsion webpages in the Oct 2010 Semaphore newsletter. Go to http://www.foxvalleydivision.org/, select the "The Semaphore" tab on the left and pick the Oct 2010 issue.
Anyways, now with what I hope is the worst of the workload at the office behind me, I can concentrate on getting back to business. Of course a quick look at the calendar reminds me that I now have slightly less than 3 full weeks to get done the 8 weeks of work that I need to accomplish before Trainfest ! Typical, typical.
So, at long last, an update, short on goodies, but better than nothing.
More within the next week at most, I PROMISE !