Tuesday July 12
Saying for the day:Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
.....It was a beautiful day in Pigeon Falls and most of the residents were off to their camps at some lake or another. Poor Eino, however, is still stuck working on the pigeon statue. He was crying about it on the phone to his old friend Peter Linna (Peter grew up with the Jupola boys when his father was Pastor of Last Lutheran Church) .Lori came on the extension and offered to send the gray paint . She had a lot of extra gray paint left over from her art work. She was going to paint a picture called gray on a fifty foot canvas but couldn't find a studio big enough for the work so she has all this paint left. Besides she still felt a little guilty about the wedding pictures or lack of them. So Eino said to send the paint and they could put off painting the bluebird until it comes. Then Eino went off to Toivo's camp to do a little fishing. The railroad is working full time at fixing the trestle at Red Roof Cafe and hope to have all the trains back on schedule by Thursday or Friday or maybe next Monday. The roads are so bad that Pigeon Falls is really railroad dependant and this kind of problem really causes trouble for the town. Well I'll keep you informed as to what's happening in Pigeon Falls.
....Had a good night last night with long periods of sleep. If it wasn't for a week bladder I would have slept right through the night. In the morning Betty and I worked in the garage . we cleaned and put in new storage for the trains. After lunch we continued in the garage, Betty put two coats of varnish on the new trestle. We tested all of the engines that were in the garage that hadn't been run yet and they all worked except the old Bachmann circus train. I guess we need to retire it. Before we quit for the day we took pictures of the new trestle. Betty went out again later and watered all the plants because today was a scorcher. I ordered a faster DSL from SBC for less than I am paying now. I talked to my sister Dawn and told her the tickets came for Greater America, so that is taken care of.. I also upgraded our web page by replacing the storm pictures with trestle pictures. Well I need a breathing treatment.