This Space for Rent

Mar 30, 2024

(approximately) Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Mite and tea

I had my latest Covid-19 booster on thursday and it knocked me completely flat all friday. This morning we’re sitting down with a nice cup of tea and trying to recover.

Mar 28, 2024

It’s always a good day for a rsc-2m photo

577, pausing at the Pig’s Eye (St Paul, Minn) enginehouse

Mar 24, 2024

alco photo of the day

Wabash Alco FA-1 #807 in Decatur(?)

Wabash FA-1 #607 sits in (I think) Decatur, IL sometime around 1960. Isn’t that a lovely paint scheme? The boxy shape of an Alco FA really goes well with the blue/white/grey Wabash paint scheme, don’t you think?

Mar 22, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

There’s an ANIMAL in my sock drawer!

Mar 21, 2024

bicycle picture of the day

Stopping by the (not so) local Social Security office

I had to go to the social security offices to update my name and correct my sex on my social security record, so why not go to gresham so I could get a moderately-long ride in?

Mar 16, 2024

rsc-2m picture of the day

579, BLW VO1000 #936, an unidentified BLW RS-12, and EMD F-9 #112B sit in Menomonee yard

#579 was in the shops in the fall of 1972, and was lined up next to a small collection of retired power. Three years later 579 was gone as well :-(

Mar 15, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

dust mite and a tiny computer

A mac that’s newer than the 2012’s I’ve been using. This one has nothing replaceable on it, and to replace the battery (which this one needs) involves taking the entire computer apart to even get at the battery, and then you need to dump acetone on it to melt the glue that sticks the battery into the case.

It’s not one of Apple’s finer moments, but Dust Mite has doesn’t need a computer for very much.

Mar 08, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Burrito Mite

Mar 01, 2024

Friday Dust Mite Blogging

Jam night, jam Mite
There’s a jelly sale at the Big Big Store


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