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Feb 23, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging ™

Reclassification Mite
Dust Mite helps me with a patch request

A dyke & her bike

A dyke & her bike

In the middle of coming back from the courthouse after filing to change my legal name & sex. Note the rakish angle of the saddle; I’d hit a pothole and the silly thing slid back and down (the one good thing about this is it reminds me that I need to set up an appointment to do some additional repair work.)

Feb 21, 2024

Railroad picture of the day

Milw H16-66 #440 at Iron River, Michigan

Not in La Crosse (the only time I saw #550 in North La Crosse was while it was being shipped to the breakers in Milwaukee), but in iron ore service in the UP.

Feb 20, 2024

railroad picture of the day

Milw S-12 #904 sits by the yard office in North La Crosse

A BLW S-12 in the Milwaukee’s North La Crosse yard about 3 months (I think) before I imprinted on the platonic ideal of road switchers (the 4 alco-rebuilt rsc-2m roadswitchers that frequented the area until they were sent to the breakers in 1976.)

Feb 16, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Still life with fruits and mite
Still life with fruits and Mite

What? It’s ART, damnit!

Feb 09, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Salad Mite
Making up another batch of salad

Feb 08, 2024

It’s always a good day for a photo of #578

578 switches in North La Crosse
This one was taken in 1972, which was around the time I became aware of the Milw’s RSC-2ms

Feb 02, 2024

And the first fruitcake of the year, made with the citron mentioned below

first fruitcake of the year!
It lasted three days, so I’ve gotta make another one

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Candied Citron Mite
This year’s first batch of candied citron is being inspected by QA.


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