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Big Tea Kettle, Part 2

After chasing the Union Pacific steam train from Neodesha to Paola on Sunday, November 17, I followed that up by catching the train twice more on Tuesday, November 19, at Linwood and Newman.

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Big Tea Kettle

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike, the Union Pacific Railroad restored on of their biggest locomotives, “Big Boy” 4014. During 2019, they have been touring as much of the UP system as possible. On November 17, I followed 4014 from Neodesha to Paola.

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highways

KDOT Lettings, December 2019

For the December letting, we have a ‘biggie’ out of Johnson County. KDOT previously announced they had received funding to widen I-35 under the 75th Street interchange. For the December letting, that project will be up for bids.

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Photos railroad

An hour in the pumpkin patch

Right before Halloween, I wanted to head down to Uncle Warren’s pumpkin patch (AKA, the BNSF Southern Transcon) to catch some action. Let’s just say I was not disappointed.

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highways

KDOT lettings, November 2019

Here’s whats up for bids in the Monthly lettings for November of 2019

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local politics

Well, there’ll be something on the ballot

In Kansas, the odd-numbered year elections are generally for city commission/council and local school board elections. Since I live in a rural precinct, I have no city elections on my ballot, and the school board positions are low-key campaigns, if there’s even a contested seat.

Well, now I know there’s something on the ballot this year.

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KDOT Lettings: October, 2019

Here’s whats up for bids in the Monthly lettings for October of 2019

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highways

KDOT Lettings: September, 2019

Here’s whats up for bids in the Monthly lettings for September of 2019.

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Personal

Just one first world problem after another

First, there was the deer incident that totaled my Sentra. I got enough from the insurance claim for a decent down payment on a new Subaru Impreza

Next, our dog was attacked by the neighbor’s dog. He’s doing well two weeks after surgery.

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Dog update

After less than a week, Eddie’s bandages came off. He goes back to the Topeka vet one last time to remove the stitches. We’ll probably do that this coming Saturday. At some point in the near future, we’ll take him to his regular vet so he know what’s going on.