So another weekend is upon us. What are your plans as the weather in the Northern Hemisphere turns to summer. Tonight both kids are supposed to have ball games at the same time. My wife will be helping to coach my son’s team while I manage my daughter’s team. Tonight is my daughter’s team’s Feature Game. They get to play on the Majors field and have the PA announcer call the game. I am not sure if the games will be played if the weather misforcasters are half right. Tomorrow is mandatory try-outs for the tournament teams. My daughter’s time slot is 8:30 AM and my son’s is 6:30 PM. Again, hopefully the rain will not be a problem. My son also has a game Sunday evening. In between all this we need to fit in the bi-weekly shopping. If I can get down to the work bench I hope to finish weathering the wheels for the Ralston-Jefferson hopper. I would also like to weather the hopper itself. I have three other pink hoppers that I need to renumber and add metal wheels. They also need weathering. I should pull out the entire covered hopper fleet and examine them for any maintenance needs or upgrades such as metal wheels. Also I need to run some trains!