It is New Years Day 2013. We have survived the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. So how about if we look ahead.
Have you ever noticed how fast resolutions made on New Years Day are broken? I still will make a few here and try to keep them this year.
I resolve to lose some weight.
I resolve to exercise more.
I resolve to get more organized.
Beyond the resolutions I would like to set a few goals for the Southern Pacific Santa Barbara Subdivision this year.
Work out all the problems with the tracks in all areas of the layout.
Have a simple operation session.
Prepare paperwork - car cards/waybills, train briefs, rules, timetable, other operator instructions and aids - for a more complex session.
Build signature structures for the layout including:
The Spot (hamburger stand)
Santa Barbara Depot
Johnston Fruit Company
Carpinteria Mutual Lemon
Henry Fish Bean Company
Santa Claus Lane
Carpinteria Lemon Association
Create scenery along the right of way including:
Lompoc flower fields
Streets in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc
Carpinteria salt marsh
Oil fields near Devon
Add track, depot, and industry in the Goleta area
This is an intimidating list, so I can't sit back and procrastinate this year. I will also not send most of my blog posts during the last week of the year. I will try to continually update the blog with progress on all these goals. Here is to a productive and satisfying New Year, 2013 here we go.