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

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  1. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Everything electronic is working squirrelly today - Blackberry is down due to a network outage; printer heads are clogged, CTT is v. slow, and we're due for seven more inches of snow. Think it's all a sign not to try to do taxes today ;)
  2. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Busy afternoon. Dr's apt after I visit Town Hall. Got to paint the room upstairs. Meeting tomorrow at lunch, right afterwards and then at 4. BURR. Kurt, wife had the same thing but fever too. I just had pneumonia. Going around I here. The other one you really do not want. Seems there is one here that does "the tummy thing". :eek: Have a good one.
  3. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Doug, How can you mention that word so early in the day & year. I don't even think about it until at least the first of March, actually I don't get everything I need until March 15th anyway. Since I always owe money I don't rush things.

    Jeffrey, Funny how things work out as far as kids and grandkids. The one we had the most trouble with as a child and teenager, now has the two best disciplined and well behaved teenagers of all of our grandkids and she ended up married to a baptist minister. And we are happy that none of our grandchildren have become real problem children, just drive their parents up the walls at times. :mrgreen:

    And a good morning to everyone, weather here is sunny and cold, with some nasty stuff to arrive over night to make the morning commute a little interesting tomorrow.
  4. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    CNW1955, I hear you on the snow front. Us Chicagoans have had a pretty wacky winter so far. While we haven't had a ton snow in terms of inches dropped, I really can't remember a recent winter where we have had SO MANY snowfall events at this point in the winter. It seems like I am shovelling a couple inches of snow off my driveway every other morning. If I had to guess, I would say we have had someone in the neighborhood of 20+ snow events already this winter. Last winter we were lucky to have had 5 or 6 snow events by now. Normally we would get a good 6-8 inch snow, and then nothing for a couple weeks. Not this winter!

    And don't even get me going on the 50+ degree temperature drop we had on Tuesday this a matter of about 5 hours!
  5. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    well i am up but not moving much, i could not sleep last night so i was online looking at all of MTH's old catalogs , i have 2 pages of item numbers out of the last 10 years of MTH books that im going to track down and buy when i can. i just ordered 2 MTH rock island corrugated auto carriers, i thought i got a good deal on them. i wanted more then 2, but i cant spend all my $$$ on trains,,, (even tho some weeks i try like h*ll.) they should b here by the middle of next week. im still waiting on my MTH rotary snow plow i got on ebay. i thought it might show up today but it maybe a little early for it to show up yet. maybe tomorrow.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    We had the tummy thing here bout a month ago...
    Someone told me it was too cold here - so it went South for the winter :eek::eek::eek::eek:
  7. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Sorry John ;)
    Mike, why do we live here? Supposed to get up to 7 inches tonight. I guess it's for all the rail crossings - at least we don't have mudslides, forest fires and fire ants. Off to pick up the daughter from h.s. (She is without driving privileges lately). I'm going to suggest she work on getting a job this afternoon. ;)
  8. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member

    Afternoon all from blustery N Texas!

    High today was at midnight I think and temps dropping all day. 41 right now. Wind is gusting pretty hard from the nawth this afternoon.

    Doug - you need to do what we did and as we were advised by good friends with older kids. Take you daughter to the local mall (or whereever you think she should work) and start filling out applications while she is there. Take all the info you need (SS#, etc.). If you leave it to her she probably will not do anything as this is quite foreign to a youngster. While you are at each place you can also find out what days they interview and you can find out their policies on HSers (i.e. our daughter is prop manager for the Spring musical and cannot work this week and coming weekend due to rehersals and the musical). You do not want her to get fired in the first few weeks because she has a school event she must attend. You also need to be clear on the days Spring Break occurs if you go out of town as a family. Make sure she is part of this. Fill out apps at a lot of places so she can pick the place that has the best blend of some fun along with decent pay (about $6.50 - $8 per hour down here) for their age. If it is a place where she works late (as our daughter does due to closing the store at 9 pm), make sure they have well lighted parking or even an escort service (mall security at where our duaghter works) available if needed (if she has to walk out alone).

    Hope everyone is having a great day!
  9. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    this is just great!!!!!! its snowing here again.......
  10. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Thanks, Roy. I appreciate the insight. I've been taking her places where she's picked up apps and leaving her to follow up. Bad idea I see now.
  11. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Hmmmm...............When I was in Highschool we had a program ran by PIC privet industry council where students got job coaching and interviewing skills and then were sent to employers for summer jobs at the end of school year, I got to work with the Bus(city) company working as a printers helper in my senior year fun job learned a bit of good knowledge from that experience now if I could improve my spelling.:nope:
  12. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Spent my lunch hour today talking to a lovely young lady, about 23 years old, about The Lord of the Rings, books versus movies. Oh, it was out by the pool again. Remind me to try to get refresher TPSS TC training next year, LOL!

    I hear Chief sent Snohio to MO and my wife and kids are at the airport right now trying to get a flight out. I hope they aren't delayed too much. Really do miss my family when I'm away.
  13. Think somebody got the wrong train here . Think I would be hoping that it would start going in the other direction real quick.

  14. sir james

    sir james Member

    HI ALL
    I'm back on CTT everyones saying it was a glitch, all I know is after I renewed, it came right on. No snow yet in SE Mi.but 6 to 10 is the forecast. I did some reading, played golf, so tomorrow I'll thumb the lionel set book I bought. I'll drop by before bedtime till then stay warm,,,,,,,,,,,Sir James
  15. sir james

    sir james Member

    rt--whats the story on that picture? you can't postthat and not explain.
  16. just a pic I received in a email with others titled things to make you say AWWW $&!%
  17. sir james

    sir james Member

    rt- the more I look at that picture,the more I wonder what the story is. It doesn't look like an old photo but could be from anywhere.
  18. I think its just some photo that some one made and cropped it in to this . Its a cool looking photo thou.

    Well I think ebay has finally done it its got all kinds a people upset this time. expect to see a lot less sellers . new rules comming in may

    Sellers can not leave neg feedback period only buyers can.

    Lowered listing fees by $.15 to $4.00 but raised the final value fee 3.5% for first $25.00 and another .5 % for over that to $1000.00

    The community area is hot with talks of out of here lol I'll wait and see. what happens.
  19. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Family landed okay in Orlando, running about an hour late I think. She's getting the rental car and will call when they are on the way. Finished watching the Great Layouts shows. Never get to watch them at home and finished just in time, I guess?!

    I always think that one is funny, RT. I think you are right about ebay, but a lot of times I do think that the sellers are in the driver seat there if they wait to post feedback, they can blackmail the buyers. I guess it works both ways? Sounds like ebay is getting greedy.
  20. sir james

    sir james Member

    rt -they will grunt and groan but they will stay.some are already padding their take buy overcharging for shipping. I'm a fussy shopper, if anything does not look right,I pass. but I have the advantage of local stores. some don't. Ive also had sellers that did not leave feedback, that should be fixed also. We know there's good and bad things about the bay,caution is the key word.
    Brutus if your still there; did you get the root beer?
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