A black cat crosses the the RIP track, a crow caws ominously from the old decrepit telegraph pole and the sun is an ominous shade of blood red as it rises from the east... It must be Friday the 13th...on the railroad. Welcome back everyone! Yes it maybe Friday the 13th but it really isn't that scary, unless your superstitious. Fortunately I am not superstitious, I'm just stitious! Lets get started to the gateway to the weekend. Saturday: Though technically my weekend starts today, it is to help my step son move to St. Louis. I'm looking forward to his next step in life, especially since his new career involves transportation, including rail! I will however be working in the train room this weekend after a summer hiatus. Because of an impending move, I'm being pro-active and downsizing and organizing the shop and train room. I'll enjoy this while listening to podcasts. I also need to head to my not so local hobby shop for ballast and a warehouse kit. Sunday: In nearby Bloomington, the third Sunday of each month during the summer, they have a huge antique and swap meet. Ang and I plan to get up, have breakfast and visit the show. Ang and I love old things and last time I was lucky enough to find a 66' Ford Mustang motorized promotional model for my collection. You'll find everything from gas pumps to door knobs here. It's a fun day to walk around and see all the neat things of the past and spend time with my sweetheart. After that, I hope to work on the HO switching layout. So how about you? What do you have lined up for the weekend? Let us know. We'll assemble again on Monday the 16th to see how we all did. Until then, have a great weekend, be safe, stay healthy and... High Greens!