No sooner did I send birthday girl Nicole Lafond an e card than I got a nice thank you note back. Must be good timing to send her the card just before she cheked the email box 🙂
Today is Nicole Lafond‘s birthday. The baby of the three Lafond sisters is now 19!!!
I decided to give my new digital Rebel a workout with a trainwatching trip. I headed out to the Eisenhower Terrace bridge on the west side of Ottawa, on the BNSF Emporia Sub
1257: BNSF 912, 7817, and CN 2660 lead a eastbound Manifest
1307: NS 9458 leads a set of eastbound roadrailers
1317: BNSF 4770, 7044, and NS 8585 leads a eastbound Manifest
1327: BNSF 4302, 343, 4517, and 7695 lead eastbound trailers
BNSF 7695 is a new ES44DC with the third variant of the BNSF H2 scheme, with the new logo in yellow lettering.
1340 BNSF 4953, BNSF 4361, NS x-Conrail 8420, and BNSF 8083 lead a eastbound “brown” train
1351 BNSF 5349, 4659, and 556 lead eastbound stacks
1408 BNSF 6804 and 7023 lead a very short eastbound, it may have been a “local”
1416 BNSF 4253, 4259, 4256, and 4271 lead a westbound. Considering the fact that there was 4 B23-7s, it may be a local as well.
1420 BNSF 4101 and 4995 lead a eastbound Grain
4101’s train became visible before 4253 west cleared the bridge. I also heard on the scanner that 4101 needed its porta-potty cleaned
As I mentioned yesterday, my primary camera got damaged. The cost to repair would be around $120 — almost as much as I paid for her. Therefore, I decided to “total” the camera.
I was approved for $2,000 in store credit at Wolfe’s, and purchased a new Canon Digital Rebel XT which, together with a extra battery and a CF card, came to $1300.
I’ll be singing Clint Black’s “One More Payment” for a while…..
[wouldn’t you know it, this is also my 56th post to this blog 🙂 ]
On Saturday, when I tried to load film in my main Rebel camera, I accidentally stuck my thumb through the shutter. If the shutter is as damaged as I think it is (I’m planning on going to Wolfe’s in Topeka tommorow to confirm the damage), I’ll probably be appling for store credit and will be reeady to go for the “digital dive.”
After the most recent film load, my photo count is up to 22,008.