January 8, 2019 —
It’s that time of day when the sun lights up the hills across the way. In the summertime the fields just below those hills utterly glow golden with color when the sun sets. Just gorgeous… a fitting end to another good day.
I worked on the train quilt border today, putting Prairie Points together. The last quilt sold very quickly and I had some Prairie Points left over so finished sewing the remaining pieces into one very long chain. I’ll trim up the panel and add a border of black to frame it and then apply the Prairie Points.
This is the chain of Prairie Points ready to be attached to the panel’s edges.
Tomorrow morning will be busy as I join other volunteers to take down the Christmas decorations at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum and store them away until November. I doubt I’ll get much sewing done. I have two books due back at the library tomorrow. I’ve already renewed them once, but find it hard to get through them. They’re both on caregiving for dementia patients. My daughter-in-law’s mother has Alzheimer’s and sadly, it’s progressing incredibly fast. So tragic–I graduated from high school with JM–just a twist of fate that our kids met and fell in love.
Progress is being seen on the new Super WalMart. And, once again we’re being told that a new shopping center has been approved for the corner of southwest corner of Red Apple and Tucker Rd./202. It’s called Red Apple Pavilion and the anchor stores will be a Panda Express and Carl’s Jr. restaurants. There will be 9 smaller pads for shops. This is in addition to the pads that are set for the area adjacent to the Super Walmart. This is a good thing for the community, providing more jobs and more revenue.
Not much more to report, so will close this with blessings to all. Be safe, be happy, and please remember to tell those you love that you love them. I’ve been logging our train traffic fairly consistently so will add a couple of pages for the friends who like to see this information.
“Stackers” is a nickname for the containers that sit in what’s called well cars. They have shallow bases that the containers are locked into. You’ll see these containers stacked unbelievably high on freighters that cross the oceans on a regular basis. When the well cars are empty, they’re hauled back to the starting point in one long train, and it’s called a “Bare table” because the cars are, well, “Bare”.
Trailers are semi-truck trailers that are tied down to a flat car. A nickname for this type of car is “TOFC” or Trailer On Flat Car.
I wasn’t up when the first two trains came through the valley. Robert gave me the road names and the direction they were moving and that’s all. Better than nothing, and there are several other people who log trains like we do, so we are assured to have full capture of all the necessary information.