September 27th, 2014

Beware of Trains

Increased Scrutiny

It may have been a coincidence, but there was increased management scrutiny of trains at Fernley today.

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After having lunch (actually a very late breakfast) at Jake's Restaurant at the Silverado Casino in Fernley and having a very nice bit of luck on the Willy Wonka slot machine ($10 turned into $27), Lisa and I drove over to Big R in Fallon, as she was looking for several bits of hardware they were likely to have, and the Big R opening here in Fernley appears to be like a mirage in the desert: always just on the horizon. (It has been "two months away" for about two years now.) As part of our war on the Russian Thistle (tumbleweeds to most people) growing around the house, Lisa bought a weed burner. Obviously we shouldn't use it during fire weather warnings; however, with the soaking we got today (and expect to get tomorrow), next week might well be a good time to try and burn out some of these darn weeds.

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Aside from the short trip to do hardware shopping and a walk after dinner when the rain had subsided to a light mist, we took most of today off. I had a bunch of medical-insurance paperwork on which I needed to catch up dating back to the Worldcon trip, and that took a couple of hours, but otherwise it's been a day of rest.