July 2020

Hard to believe that we’re over halfway through this year. That’s for sure. Working full time has taken a bite out of my hobby time at first; but I am figuring it out. I sold off all of the surplus project engines and have retained a few units to finish Read more…

June 2020

June has arrived; hard to believe that we are halfway through 2020 at this point. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be calming down a bit here in Illinois. We’ve been fortunate to have the leadership necessary at the top of our State Government to make the difficult decisions necessary to Read more…

May 2020

May has arrived and brought the warm temperatures and sunlight that we all need this year. Things are static here at the homestead. All is well. No COVID-19 here; and we are following the protocols laid out by our Governor. I am certainly glad to have a leader like Governor Read more…

March 2020

We have made it to March. I started working a new job in mid-February. I haven’t had much time to get anything going other than assembling the Ivar shelving and taking some inventory. I bought a new Protothrottle and the required equipment for use with Digitrax. I am going to Read more…

Thanksgiving 2019

Where did the year go? We are almost to the end of it. Thanksgiving weekend is upon us…then Christmas…then 2020. Wow. We have a lot to be thankful for this year at our home. Health, getting almost entirely debt free; and having those relationships and passions that make us go. Read more…