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HD: Chesapeake and Ohio 614 back on the High Iron

Chesapeake and Ohio J3a 614 is heading to Roanoke Va. to be on display with the famed N&W A 1218 and N&W J 611. The 614 was stored in Port Clinton Pennsylvania headquarters of the Reading & Northern for almost 10 years. The Reading turn (Tamaqua-Reading) took the 614 to Reading yard, where it could be interchanged with Norfolk Southern and head to Roanoke. We followed this historic move from Port Clinton to Robesonia Pennsylvania on Wednesday January 12th and Thursday January 13th 2010. Thank you very much for watching and don’t forget to watch in HD! Special thanks to the following for making this production possible, Kyle Sanders, Steve Gilbert, Alvin Rineer, the Reading & Northern and Norfolk Southern Railroad
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Dr. Lance Watson Preaching ‘Tell All My Enemies Im Back’

Dr. Lance D. Watson is a three time Summa Cum Laude graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan from which he holds the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and the Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling. He is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University from which he holds a Master of Divinity and a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his doctoral studies at United Theological Seminary earning the doctorate of ministry degree. His achievements and recognitions are noteworthy. He has been honored as an Outstanding Contributor to Education, an Outstanding Communicator and Minister of the Year, as well as an African American Role Model by several organizations. He is listed in Who’s Who in Religion and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He serves as Senior Pastor of the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia and chief visionary for its corporate affiliates, Destiny Child Development Center, Destiny Christian Academy, Destiny Center for the Performing Arts, Charisma Books and Gifts, Saint Paul’s Federal Credit Union, Saint Paul’s Community Foundation, NIA, Inc. of Greater Richmond and Positive Power Media Group. He is host of the telecast “Positive Power” seen nationally on TV ONE Network. Saint Paul’s has been noted by the Virginia General

Lunch at Dot’s Back Inn

Lunch at Dot’s Back Inn
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Image by cizauskas
Falafel gyro and Black & Blue burger … with
a draught Pale Ale from Legend Brewing (Richmond, Virginia).

Dot’s Back Inn
Northside, Richmond, Virginia.’
23 October 2010.

A small, neighborhoody diner featured on the Food Network, serving local beer(!), The garlicky tzatziki (yogurt cucumber sauce) with the falafel is quite good. Recommended.

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roof view, back – bedroom overhang gutter, soffit before painting, backyard kudzu – IMG_3088 (20110615)

roof view, back – bedroom overhang gutter, soffit before painting, backyard kudzu – IMG_3088 (20110615)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
See the brown stuff? The detritus of tree branches falling and collecting in this never-before-seen area of our roof. The smell was horrid. I named it "house shit". It was worse than horse shit, but not elephant shit. As I cleaned some out of the gutters, I had to drop it straight down (for life-threatening balancing reasons), where it landed in Carolyn’s hair (repeatedly), her unable to block it with her hands 9for life-threatening balancing reasons). Probably Carolyn’s least favorite part of a lot of this.

These gutters had not been cleaned in YEARS! They totally had trees with root systems growing in them. Nature is fierce around here! Constant zombie attack of life!

You can also see some of the last vestiges of the original green house — the peeling soffit on the overhang roof. (Which got painted later. However, I did not manage to re-paint the soffit of the main roof over the overhang roof (over the attic vent). That was the one place that couldn’t easily be reached. I have never stood on that overhang, nor do I intend to without a harness, nor is my studfinder capable of finding wood *through* my shingles, so I don’t know where to safely screw the hook to the 0 harness that I own. Baby steps.)

Next door, you can see the huge tree that fell during the 2005-ish hurricanes.

Note the condition of the shingles. Progressive insurance (Homesite insurance) dropped our insurance giving us a list of reasons. We fixed the items on that list. They then dropped us a 2nd time for new reasons not included in the first list, including "curling shingles" on my roof. The shingles certainly aren’t perfect, but do these look like something that’s going to fly off my roof and cost an insurance company a lot of money? Of course, we survived Hurricane Irene AND the post-Irene flood storms JUST FINE… With zero water in our house. Progressive did not even cite our roof the first time they dropped us. Quite simply, Progressive Insurance/Homesite insurance are ASSHOLES. The roof sure as hell does not need to be re-done if it is functioning just fine. Plus, I just patched it with roof cement to strengthen it up even more! Be smart. Stay away from Progressive. Their low prices aren’t worth it. The State Corporation Commission has been notified, but since Virginia is a Republican state, our regulatory agencies barely have any teeth.

Homesite insurance, Progressive insurance, attic vent, boiler chimney, gutters, house maintenance, kudzu, shingles, soffit, view.
Homesite insurance sucks. Homesite sucks. Progressive insurance sucks. Progressive sucks. before painting. before soffit painting.

roof, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

June 15, 2011.

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Foreclosure Angel: Stranger Buys Foreclosed House at Auction and Gave it back to Owner!

Foreclosure Angel A woman buys a stranger’s foreclosed home… and gives it back to her. If you want to know more about this angel contact her on facebook and send her a message here: www.facebook.com Marilyn Mock Says ‘People Need to Help Each Other’ By JONANN BRADY Tracy Pottsboro lost her job and then her home when she couldn’t make mortgage payments. On Saturday, she watched as her home was auctioned off in Dallas. “The final farewell to my house,” Pottsboro said. “It means so much to all of us. It’s not just a house.” Auctions on foreclosed houses are an opportunity for some and agony for those who’ve lost their homes. From July through September of this year, more than 2700 Americans lost their homes to foreclosure every day, according to The Associated Press. In Texas, almost 9200 homes entered the foreclosure process in September. On Saturday, Pottsboro took her seat among the crowd, waiting for house No. 73 to be called. Marilyn Mock, a small-business owner from Rockwall, Texas, had accompanied her son, who was interested in buying a house, to the auction that day. Mock was sitting near Pottsboro and noticed that she was upset. “She was crying, and I asked her what is she upset about, and you know, she lost her house,” Mock said. When the No. 73 came up and the auction began, Mock said she asked Pottsboro, “Is it worth it?” “She said yes. & I just kept taking her word,” Mock said. Mock ended up winning the auction, with a bid of about 000. And just like that

20080523 – computer – 157-5734 – back of case, close-up

20080523 – computer – 157-5734 – back of case, close-up
Virginia Western
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
BEST PRACTICES: Write down what inputs on your soundcard are what (microphone, headphones, line in, line out, etc). You can usually tell which is which when looking at a brand new card, but they are usually etched into the metal — very low contrast. Once you get some wires blocking your view, and your computer is moved/wired in somewhere without good lighting — A label like the ones at the bottom can save you a world of leaning, unwiring, computer moving, and lower back pain. The top label is harddrive cylinders, heads, etc. Fortunately with SATA and even EIDE, we don’t have to deal with that hell anymore.

computer case, labels.

Clint and Carolyn‘s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

May 23, 2008.

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yard, back – cinder blocks & bricks storage – Home Depot color matching – IMG_3464 (20110828)

yard, back – cinder blocks & bricks storage – Home Depot color matching – IMG_3464 (20110828)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Just a pic demonstrating our cache of cinder blocks and bricks that we left in the back yard. These are VERY HANDY for ladder stabilization when putting a 16-ft ladder on an earthy, slanted hill. You put the feet of the ladder into the holes in the cinder blocks, then shove the bricks into the remaining space. But DAMN are they HEAVY. We’ve now left some in our back and side yards so that we can stabilize ladders in the future without having to cut our arms up carrying heavy cinder blocks around our yard. So this is where they’ll stay.

That landing stone in front of the door? That used to be under the old outside air conditioning unit, before we upgraded to a heat pump as part of building our addition. It’s bigger/better than the one that was in front of the door originally, which I moved to the left. THROW NOTHING AWAY! Certainly not big-ass squares of useful material.

BTW, this is the kitchen/back door. Rarely used. Accidentally painted the storm door shut and have not not opened it since. Opted not to paint the door itself out of laziness, and the fact that it’s in alright condition other than a permanent stain from ripping kudzu off of it back when the kudzu had gotten under the storm door and grown to the ceiling. Stupid stupid kudzu.

And oh — we also had to paint that pipe. It was green like the house used to be.

Home Depot’s color-matching skills with Behr paint-with-prime vs Behr paint-without-prime leaves a lot to be desired. A LOT. Our color mis-matching here is what you get when you take the same paint back and ask them to match the existing paint. They, er, uh… don’t. No refunds! a gallon paint-with-primer, a gallon paint-without-primer, tons of brushes, paint thinner, rags, elbow grease — And you get this! Mis-matched color!

Home Depot color matching, bricks, cinder blocks, house maintenance, kitchen door, mismatched paint, pipe, planter, shovel, stone, storm door.
after painting.

Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

August 28, 2011.

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BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills, trees touching our roof, and yard overgrowth (and possibly other reasons I forgot). Weak. Since when did one’s level of yardwork affect insurability? It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. However, we ended up painting a lot of other things that needed painting too, like this door.