Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part III

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  1. John Baker

    John Baker Member

    Minus 2C here in Stockport, dry as a lime grinders clog, high pressure for the next five days means we are really chilling here in good old Blighty.
    Got up this morning another year older and just as daft.
    Bad news yesterday, the ex. Mrs B the second has been struck down, had two strokes, paralysed down LHS and speech affected, I'm very sad. She's a good woman, nursed me through a near fatal illness a few years ago even though we had parted.
    Started to clear space in my bedroom for the A&SVRR.
    Dear Lady is taking me to the Hare & Hounds at Luzley (Dennis W!) for lunch, then some light duty shopping, think I'll treat the car to a bath!
    Put a string of fairy lights in the lounge window last night (mustn't overdo the ostensive) might switch them on in a day or two.
  2. John Baker

    John Baker Member

    We use a self decramminating gudget with concentric flanges for digging up turnips, if it is driven anticlockwise with a bunsen burner fitted to the exhaust? The turnips are ready to eat by the time one gets home.
  3. laz57

    laz57 Member

    HI GIZ,
    Well they called off school today DA!. Now got to make up, DA! Oh well got tractor back from principal, I let him use it for mowing I got two of em. Brownie points. So got to take off deck put on snow blower. Then run trains later. Got workout in.
    Sorry to here about GIL, was a good guy, RIP.
    B safe.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Thanks for letting us know about Steve, John. I was wondering how he was doing. He did seem to be more energetic than expected for a while. Condolences to his family.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    That is a sad thing to hear. Someone asked about him just yesterday and it appears that his last post was a month ago, but he was on line that very day. It had to have been a family member checking up.

    He had some brave and valiant battles, and although this was not unexpected, it is still very sad. He and his family will be in our prayers.

    Thank you for posting this.
  6. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    'Morning from a icy and grey Crystal Lake - congrats on the day off, Laz!
    I'm sorry to hear about Steve, and about your ex, John. I think that lifetime license is a tremendously thoughtful gift.

    I don't think I've ever had a turnip? What's it taste like?
  7. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where we had freezing rain over night and rain now :curse:

    We are so sorry to hear about Gil. As Chief stated, he was sick for a long time and now he is at peace. God Speed to his soul! :oops:

    Jonadel - Great video of your layout. I loved it. :thumb:

    Here is a pic that Gil would have loved as he was great at kitbasing engines.
  8. Good Morning.............
    It's a nasty, cold, rainy, morning. 34 degrees. This should be snow. Going up to 44 today, with rain stopping.
    Sorry to hear about Steve Frame. He had been suffering for a long time. His family is in our prayers.
    Usual chores today. Maybe train time.
    Everyone have a nice day.
  9. Jonadel

    Jonadel Member


    Hang in there, April will be MUCH better and you will be very proud :mrgreen:

  10. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Don, among the many problems of old age, is a loss of memory. :mrgreen: I have a Nikon D40, which I love. The newer version of that is the D40X which is pretty much the same camera except better resolution.

    I took a break from the roof work, nerves get to me and the liquid nails needs a chance to set up now and then.

    Here are a couple of in progress dollhouse pictures.



    The plastic clips are holding a 1/8" X 1/4" bass wood strip to the roof edges as a spacer for the shingle overhang. The good part is that the shingles go faster the further up you go as there are more whole ones compared to cuts. I started this project on Oct 10th and it is pushing to get it done for Christmas. Then to, the older I get the slower I get.

    Weather here is as predicted, icicles hanging on all the trees and Christmas light strings. The good part is that Son picked Jean up and took her to the office, saving me that chore. :thumb: The bookkeeper called in for the day off, she has the nickname of Suzy Snowflake because she takes off at the first hint of snow, sleet or freezing rain.

    Well back to roof work.
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    Cool and wet here today. Expecting a high of 58. That barbed wire fence between here and the north pole must have fallen down.

    Sorry to hear about Gil Finn. I really liked him.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 12/13/2007

    Wind Chill: 48°F
    Humidity: 96%
    Dew Point: 49°F

    So Far Today
    High: 57°F
    Low: 48°F
    Rain: 0.27"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 10mph NNW

    Today High: 58 Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning. Much cooler. Highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.

    Tonight Low: 48 Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds becoming northeast around 10 mph after midnight.
  12. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    Very sorry to hear of Gil Finn's passing. I remember him as a regular fixture on OGR -a very nice fellow with a good sense of humor. Praying for his family in their loss.

    Not as warm today, but still overcast. A cold front is on the way and our weather will change drastically, getting much colder. Hopefully we'll get some rain with the front.

    Finished Christmas shopping for my wife - new digital camera, a clothes steamer she's been wanting, and some clothes.

    Hope you all are having a good day!
  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Afternoon from Town Hall. Was going to post as soon as I got here but got busy. Got office arranged [new big desk and chairs] and pictures and awards hung. Got couch coming [for naps :eek:]. Got to go to Raleigh soon. Thanks for the tip on cameras. Might do some trains before I go to Raleigh. Can do that while I "pee the boys". :rolleyes: Meeting wife at the big mall this afternoon to do TV and camera. No rain as promised. Sun is out. Was chilly this AM but warmed above the forecasted high.

  14. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    Hmmm. Sounds like Hiz'onor needs to set up a train layout or display in the mayor's office! How 'bout it, Chief?
  15. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Dr John - I think you are right! Chief could call meetings in the office and when the go too long just start up the BB and smoke the rascals out!

    Jon - I was pushing that a little for humorous effect, but I was really proud of my boy. He has actually learned a lot, starting from nothing really, and also was a big hit! It was a little hard to sit through the first band (older kids), but I found I perked up a bit once my boy was onstage!

    John Baker - bday1balloon6aussie

    Laz - conga on the day off! Remember Ferengi Rule #1: It never hurts to suck up to the boss!
  16. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    bday1bday2:wave7: Happy Birthday, John B.!
  17. laz57

    laz57 Member

    JOHN, fantastic work on the doll house. Lots o shingles, wish you had an air gun?
  18. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Yes - it looks great! I thought I mentioned that before, but looked at my last post and nothing, guess I'm just tired today!
  19. laz57

    laz57 Member

    Same here JOHN, enjoy your day.
  20. pennman

    pennman Member

    Hey guys,
    Geez cant believe we are upto 35 pages aleady..growing to fast.
    Well gettting wet and colddown in TN wishingfor somewhite stuff soon. Getting ready forthe holidays,I'm not allowed to open or receive any packages that comeUPS or FEDX till after xmas..Wifes rules
    Well yall have fun,
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