Only took a year or so…

17 Apr 2013 Leave a comment

Wow,

Last year I finally after loosing real access to my website (http://www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/) through my old Microsoft Frontpage software awhile before that, broke down and started a long rework of my site using more modern tools and techniques I had to learn along the way…

That made part of my site better, some not so good, but overall I think I have a better easier working site for me to work on, but, a lot of shot cuts I took I need to rework again down the line.

But, for now, I am happy, tonight I put up my last few pages, the index, whats new and some other stuff, and now I need to clean up my old files, remove what is not needed and so on.

But, it feels like a Great Milestone, and I hope it means I can start get stuff out there again and somewhat back to a more normal life…
Problem is my web building program is on a different computer then where I normally work, but I figure a way around it… :)

For now, you done good Linda, hopefully all works like it should!

Well Done!
;-)

Linda

Categories: Misc

Me, lucky – Oh yes, I can be!!!

05 Aug 2012 Leave a comment

Hi,
Wow, wow, WOW!!! That is the best word I have to say, I actually won alone three more glass plate negatives from the Cripple Creek District just now, unbelievable and totally GREAT!!!

And, the seller has been willing to trade with me here in Norway, today/tonight is a great day!! :)

Sometimes luck smiles and smiles big at me – thanks!!!
:)

The four plates I have got now seems all to have been taken from the High Line Trolley, the original alignment of it, which is pretty cool.

Except, one part can not be from that, hmm, the one from last night is along the Short Line/new High Line up Gold Hill, this actually helps narrow down the time frame the photo’s can be from, cool! :)

Anyway, just felt like sharing… :P

Take care

Linda

YESS!!!!!

05 Aug 2012 Leave a comment

Hi,
I now actually start to wonder if my last entry had a positive impact, as I just won the glass plate negative I bid on some days ago on eBay!!

And it might me so happy – that and the fact it is passed 0300 at night and I am very tired and hence high in mind… LOL
Thanks, now, the next three for seller tomorrow – I mean later today… :)

Good night and sleep well who ever is reading this – and if you’re a fellow person from eBay, a mighty big thank you!!
Linda

Categories: The District

eBay is Dangerous but Fun!!

29 Jul 2012 Leave a comment

Hi,

 

Yesterday was dark, wet, dreary, today is light, sun is out, no rain, and, I have found an item on eBay that made my blood flowing and it is so hard to sit tight and just wait for it!

At first I was a little afraid as it was another US-only item, but, I wrote seller and he was so kind and said he would be willing to ship to me, and that made me so Happy!!! :)

It will cost me a fortune, but I think it should be worth it! A little bit hesitation as it looks like a photo taken from either a moving train or a Trolley, so the front is blurry, and the structure in the back is possible also slightly affected – hopefully not.

The worse part it is like 6 days and 12 hours to wait, and it ends around 0300 at night my time… That is the bad parts, and of course, the fighting for it…

But, other than that, I am so excited as it might help gain a better understanding of one of several thousands of structures in the Cripple Creek Mining District back in the days – and one which is along the Midland Terminal so it is a needed structure to make a model of for my project and I just NEED this image!!

This is what I am talking about, please, everyone, stay away from it, please… :P

Linda

 

Still alive, still thinking and feeling, still me. LOL

27 Jul 2012 Leave a comment

Hi,
I’m hopeless in keeping up to date all my projects, I have wanted to update my website all the time since I sort of crashed it late last year but I just got the parts restored and not my access to it really so I have no way to update it per say.

That is, I can make and create new pages, just not access it with the program I used to use… FTP is only access now a days, and it is too much for to keep site working so I let it slide…

Was working on a replacement, but things got in the way, life for instance, and then my Cripple Creek Research kicked in and lured me away full-time.

I have a lot of thoughts in my mind, few is of use to share with others… Overall I say life is kinda good at the moment, not great, but not filled with all bad stuff either. There are plenty of that, but it has not dragged me down to much.

This summer been wet so far, awful in many ways, but I found and have used and learned quite some stuff and even found location of an old photo I got of eBay last year – of a mine called Cove Boy – that was real cool and great!!! :)

I try to keep up to date with my Internet friends, but even that tends to be a mountain railroad ride – ups and downs! :|
But, I at least try

After all, my name starts with LIT and I like to look at is meaning “Life Is Trying” and that is how I try to live, do my best in all I do!

Even feeling bad… LOL

Last was sort of a joke. :)

Lately I been wondering if the world is really a good place to be, if I can be of use for anything out there, but I’ve yet to figure that one out so I am still searching for an answer on that one.

I realize I am sort of unique in my way of thinking and combining thoughts and such, and I been wondering if that is something I could use to maybe help my income a little, but then cold hard facts – or my own bad thinking (have not figured that one out yet) – hit me in the face and I realize, I am just one of many wanna bees…

Then again, I am at least unique, like we all are…

LOL

But, I am working on me, figuring me out is a full days job in it self, do we all have it that way?

I guess we do, but how many thinks about it, and try to learn from them self?

Either way, this was just a bunch of rambling words, I was supposed to write an email to a friend, and somehow I ended up in here instead. :P

Life’s funny sometimes, and I love to smile, that is easy to know as it is so easy to make me smile!

Take care who ever reads this!

Linda

Categories: Misc

Heavenly, how can a shower be that great… LOL

07 Mar 2012 1 comment

Hi,

After years of getting worse and worse water supply up here at the cabin I am stuck in, we for about a month ago finally came to the point where it was impossible to live with it anymore, now it was droplets and maybe 20 seconds of water before we had to turn of pump, wait, turn back on, get some seconds, repeat…

We knew we had to bite the bullet/bad apple and call the plumber and get it fixed, even if it is not reusable in all parts if I ever figure out how to earn money and not just spend them…

Today, today they came, first they ran of the road due to ice so got lot of trouble getting up to us, then they spent the next 3 hours dragging up our old water hose from the drill hole in the ground – all 30 meters or so.

Then, in the snow and wind coming from above then put in the new pump, now directly into hole and bypassing our old one in the crawl space we call a cellar, and they told me later they got it down 20 meters and then it refuses to go further.

Sadly I never got to see the pump, they where so fast, which is great as this is expensive and will cost about what I earn in 4 months… I earn not that much.. :(
Just to put it into perspective, it is about my monthly income with Tore’s pension added.

As he spend all his income already in various stuff, included stupid loans he took to hide stuff before, it is rather bad for us, but, tonight, tonight I was in heaven for ten minutes or so!!! :)

I had my self the first shower in about 2 months, and, I tell you, that was the greatest time for a very long time, a very long time!!!

To feel clean, not dirty, to feel water streaming over a body longing for it, it was great, can not describe it, you have to experience it.

And, the power in the water, it was like old days, lot of pressure in it – I loved it!!! :)
Only bad part is a slight problem keeping the temperature, it went a little from great to slightly to hot back to great again.
But I use a lot of hot water so I might notice it better then Tore.

Either way, I am clean, I feel warm, great, happy for the first time in a very long time, life, right now, is great!!

Outside it snows and blows and we have ice making roads dangerous, but hey, I am not driving out till Friday morning, so, right now, no worries -  love that!! :)

Take care

Linda

Categories: Eidsvoll, Misc

Guestbook entries for CrippleCreekRailroads.com

30 Oct 2011 3 comments

Hi,

After years trying to fight all the Spam messages flooding my site I figured to try this Blog thing as a way to allow you as a visitor to leave some form of guestbook entries to me if you like.

Thanks for the support people!

Linda

Categories: Guestbook
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