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

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  1. Jonadel

    Jonadel Member

    I am really SICK of this Iowa winter, without a doubt I think it's one of the worst ones we had since we moved to Adel in '76 and tomorrow looks like we may get heavy snow, just what we don't need. I expected these kinds of winters when we lived in northern IA but not down here. Had a great time at the motorcycle show in MPLS on Saturday, I NEED to win the lottery :mrgreen: I hope you get to ride with your son some day, it is the best week of the year and my wife is one our biggest supporters in that endeavor.

    I hate having PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome), not fun sign1 but the trains do help.

  2. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Who has time to start seeds???? No John and I usually do in Feb. I do have them bought. Lowes had all the varities I usually plant. Could not believe it. Long day. Town Board went late due to the Manager getting his appraisal from TB and Mayor. Town Clerk is now my Executive Assistant. You want an appointment to talk to the Mayor, call her. You need to check my schedule, call her. Building that KINGDOM. :thumb: Trains tomorrow. OZZY, behave. :twisted: Popcorn time. Good night all.
  3. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    well i was at train club tonight, i think i really messed up this time. the club is in a mall, in an empty store, we get it rent free, we are open to the public to draw people into the mall, anyway the back door sidewalk had atleast a foot of snow on it. i was the first one there, and we have one member who is in a wheelchair, a vet from the first gulf war i think.....? so i go find a shovel and start scooping , i dont think i should of did that...... im in a lot of pain now, i shot that 10 pound limit im on from the surgery all to h*ll! that whole side i had the surgery on hurts bad.... i did not even think about me just having surgery before i started scooping.
  4. kpolak

    kpolak Member

    Had trouble sleeping last whining, youngest stirring, rental house had pepole out honking horn...about 12:00am...then I see the brightest whitest light ever.. It blinded me, and the blinds were closed...lasted about 3-4 seconds, then BOOM! I think lightning struck right outside our house. I could hear some sizzling with the light. Pretty wierd. I wish I had the blinds open to see it! So I did the responsible thing, and unplugged the electric blanket. :mrgreen:

    Finishing up the rebuild on the 2025..trucks arrived yesterday..the front bolt is sheared off in the cow catcher. Today's project: get sheared bolt off and finish. Pics later.

  5. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Its snowing and thundering with lightning in north east kansas. They are talking about 4 to 8 inches of snow. Should be heading to Iowa area, sorry guys I know you dont want it but get ready for it.
  6. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Well, I tried to post yesterday and the computer/web site ate my message. Anyway, here goes nothing:
    John Baker (Across the pond), I have been trying to send the photos and am still working on it. For some reason, my computer is having fits trying to attach anything.
    Jon, the March '08 Popular Mechanics has a article on the "Perfect Motorcycle Trip", thought of you and your future plans with your son.
    Chief, I hope everyone has been behaving.
    Had a nice surprise on Friday. The hospital is signing everyone on the medical staff up for LifeLock to prevent ID theft. Much of our information is available on line as licensed professionals and it would be easy for someone to take advantage of that. The hospital is paying for it as well as covering our families too. Nice perk.
    On the train front, Brutus, I think you are on to something with that transfere table. Also, last night, we stopped at Hobby Lobby with some 40% coupons and picked up some signals and scenic items. I hope to get some more progress done this weekend.
    Hope y'all have a good day.
    God Bless,
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was a foggy 43 F as I headed out this morning. We are supposed to get to 59 F! Of course when it is mild it rains. I didn’t head off to work right away. Since my wife is sick with the bug that has been going around I had to take my daughter and her friends to school for their intramural rock climbing.

    No modeling last night. I had to some scout stuff. I needed to update our roster and other paperwork as it is time to re-charter.

    John, sorry to hear about the dog. It is always tough losing a pet.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  8. sir james

    sir james Member

    GOOD MORNING, Its a damp 45 this morn.,Kurt I heard the thunder but it was not near us so I just went back to sleep. Taxes done yesterday and mailed I usually just put it in the bank to pay property taxs with. just a recycle. I going to take my gray 785 out today and run it for awhile. Its home is in a display case as I like looking at it. Everybody enjoy your day..Sir James
  9. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Supposed to get another foot of white stuff tonight - and today's my 'long day' - ugh, don't look forward to trudging home in it. I want to move somewhere where it doesn't snow.

    Brutus, neat idea for transfer table. I've experimented with something like that - like the extenders that raise ambulance beds, it was hard to get to deploy in a straight line.

    John F, sorry about your SIL's dog. That's a real tragedy.
  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Cloudy and warm here. Best wishes for lots of SNOW on all the Yankees and lots of SMOG on that CA rascal. :mrgreen::wave: Do hope all have a great day. BTW: has version of Legacy manual 1.1 on their site. Trainroom time for me. :thumb: Then Town Hall. Grilling a chicken this afternoon. :thumb: Krawler, thought of you yesterday. Got box from Holiday Inn Express in Hayden. Opened it and two yelling kids ran out. :eek::cry: No, but it was cellphone charger I had left in room as packed up so quick. Later.
  11. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Ya chief but we dont have the humidity up here like it is down south. Spent some time in Ga.NC.and that humidity was a killer.
  12. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    UFO! UFO!
  13. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    ok i got up this morning and looked out and seen that all the snow is gone here, then you just had to tell me

    EDIT: i just heard thunder!
  14. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

  15. mabelair

    mabelair New Member

    Good morning everyone! Freezing rain's finally letting up. I'm still A/Manager until the boss gets back tomorrow.

  16. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 2/5/2008

    Heat Index: 76°F
    Humidity: 82%
    Dew Point: 66°F

    So Far Today
    High: 71°F
    Low: 70°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 25mph NNE

    Important Message

    Lake wind advisory in effect until 6 PM cst this afternoon.

    Rest Of Today Mostly cloudy and becoming breezy. Isolated showers in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to around 20 mph and gusty.

    Tonight Low: 40 Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Much colder. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Lows around 40. South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west after midnight.


  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Welcome to all the new Caboose Coffee Pot visitors. Sure glad to see a lot of "drinkers". Ran trains [Atlas GP35 and Lionel Dash 9 with Conrail U boat] and all ran good. Now ran Atlas SD40 highnoses [3 MU'd] and Big Boy. Good day in train room [lots of smoke so glad I had exhaust fan in ceiling]. Now off to Town Hall. BTW: Yanks, in the high 60's. :wave:
  18. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Chief, what'd the chicken do?bounce7
    Reading the CTT, Dave Connolly's layout is inspiring. Finallizing the layout wiring and also the plans for the control center. It may be taking a long time, but I hope that I have done my homework and am doing a good job. If this doesn't work right, may have to hire Roy to finish it for me.

    Anyway, I voted, then came in as I am on call this week. Hope to get some sleep and then the layout wiring done this weekend.

    God Bless,
  19. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Chief *LOL* was thinking of you's snowing:cry: that was nice of them to mail it to ya. If you don't mind me asking who rbooked eyou in that place anyways?

  20. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    well now its snowing hard here now.
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