Monthly Archives: April 2009

Inventory

We, meaning Michael and me with occasional visits from Gary to tell us how much he hated it the year he did it, are taking inventory at the Museum Shop this week. I’m doing hats and t-shirts. Michael is doing … Continue reading

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Piglet Flu

I’ve got a cold, or as Michael calls it, Piglet flu. I worked with John and the track crew in the rain Saturday laying ties, and woke up with a cold — draggy, stuffy — on Sunday. My inner ear, … Continue reading

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The trains in Spain …

run mainly in the rain (I think I’ve got it …) About Spain, I know not, but we’ll be running in the rain today. A huge glob of green dominates the weather map well into Iowa/Missouri, and a high of … Continue reading

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Trees, Trains

We — two Sauk County staffers and a half dozen volunteers — had a good time bagging yesterday. Today is the day after, though, when you wake up and realize that you have a lot of work to do. I … Continue reading

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Expected, Unexpected

I did what I expected today, for the most part — hauled ties to the locations where the track crew will be working this weekend, gave the track work tools this year’s bright orange coat of paint, cleaned up Western … Continue reading

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You’re not in Kansas …

I have to take my hat off to Maggie Gallagher and NOM for creating a television ad, “Gathering Storm“, that is so over the top that it demonstrates, beyond all question, just how ludicrous the far right’s arguments about same-sex … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain

It was cold and wet today, with what is called a “wintry mix” of snow and cold rain. I spent the day catching up on web changes for the Stewards and the railroad, and working on a calling list for … Continue reading

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Haunted Wisconsin [Dells]

The Dells Historical Society and the Kilbourn Library team up every so often to present a public lecture on Tuesday nights. I’m not sure that there is a regular schedule. Michael is a “Friend of the Library”, so we often … Continue reading

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Windshield

We have two seasons in Wisconsin — ice on the windshield season and bugs on the windshield season. Either way, you can’t see out the windshield, and both are hard to get rid of. I’m happy, I guess, to report … Continue reading

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Boats, Trains, No Plane

The boats are back on the river, a sure sign of summer in the wings. The weather today promises to be perfect for Riverfest — a high of 75, winds light and variable. April in Wisconsin is tricky, and we … Continue reading

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