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

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Tell them about those GRITS, Marcie. Got garden disked. Did crazy neighbor's too. Can't use bottom plow as got to rush and get ready for TV interview. Can't get a thing done for Town stuff. Later.
  2. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member

    Afternoon all!,

    Nice day here today and it could get to 80! Back to the 60's tomorrow though.

    My posting will be sporatic over the next week or so as Spring break started here today and the young ones do not got back to school until the 24th! Daughter is in NYC on a musical tour with the HS Choir and Theater Club group. So far she is having a great time. They have a musical scheduled each day and they will get to see RENT before it closes in a few weeks. Son is off to Colorado for Church Ski trip.

    Sooooooooo...the wife and I are "empty nesters" for a few days...annnnnnddd that means we have the house to ourselves.....we will be pretty busy the next week :thumb::twisted:aussie:driver1::band1::woot1::p:sleeping::sleeping:

    Hey Don - LCCA convention for 2009 is in Sacramento - the wife thinks it may interesting to attend!

    Chief - so the TV interviews exceed the time you are acting as a mayor?

    Marcie - GRITS = :thumb: a good day!

    Have a great day all!
  3. sir james

    sir james Member

    Yes grits are good for tire patch,potholes,brick mortar,sticking pictures on a wall,patching holes in a dam. Hide the rust on a car before the sale,yep lots of things,just don't eat them.
    A beautful day for Mich. in the 50s. warmer air feels good.Sun is warm,snow is gone. Yep nice day. S.J. :thumb:
  4. OK, so you guys and Marcie, are going to start the annual Grits War again, huh ?

    It is a proven fact ( straight from Buckeye ), that Grits are nothing more than LUMPY Cream of Wheat. They will make you nasty ( like Chief ), and shorter ( like Roy ), and increase the aging process.
    When cooked, they smell bad and are totally banned in Beautiful Ohio.
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good afternoon folks

    It has been a rough 18 hour around here. We just got make from taking my father-in-law to VA Hospital in Wilmington for his yearly check-up. He is 74 but acts up like a little kid when he has to do this trip. By the time we get home everyone is so frazzled. He argues with everyone and lies to the doctor thinking it will get him out faster. We keep trying to explain to him that the doctor has to see him once a year and do blood test so they can keep prescribing his medication which he gets at a substantial discount. He thinks because he talks to the doctor on the phone and tells them he is fine that is all they need. Since he is diabetic we keep trying to explain to him why they have to see him. Well today perhaps he learned as they added a blood pressure medication to his regiment.

    The other thing that has me down is last evening after we got home from Cub Scout training around 9:30 PM we received a phone call. As we always say no good news comes at that time. One my best and oldest friends from high school passed away suddenly at the age of 45. He had been sick for a few days with a cold and had seen the doctor and they could not find anything. Then late Wednesday his wife said after he went to bed he started acting delirious. She immediately got their oldest son and started to take him to the hospital. They made to the living room and he collapsed. The doctors said he was most likely gone immediately from massive heart attack. Since then I have been in a state of disbelief. In high school and through college we were always together. I was a groomsman in his wedding and he was one in mine. Although we only saw each other once or twice a year we talked every few months or emailed one another keeping up on things. The last time I saw him was at his son’s high school graduation party in the summer. We were supposed to get together over Memorial Day. I spoke with him about two weeks ago right after the death of another classmate. The viewing is Sunday night and the funeral on Monday.

    At least tonight we will busy. My son has guitar lesson followed by basketball practice. Tomorrow my daughter has travel softball practice in the morning and regular softball practice in the afternoon and my son has a semi-final basketball game in the afternoon also. Sunday other than the viewing we have nothing planned.

    I may try to spend some time modeling. I think it will be somewhat therapeutic. Not sure what I’ll do.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  6. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Tom, I'm sorry to hear of the passing - so suddenly - of your friend. I'll keep his family in my prayers too.
  7. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member


    So very sorry about your best friend.
  8. Tom...Very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. He was too young. Prayers out to you and your friend's family.

  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Geeze Tom...

    My Condolences to you - I know how "that" goes.. I have lost a few good friends at too young an age...
  10. kpolak

    kpolak Member

    Tom, you have my prayers.
  11. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Good evening guys & gal,

    Tom, Sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you.

    Speaking of Grits, I just got my regular Amtrak email and I see they are adding them to the menu.

    New Menu for Acela Express First Class Passengers
    [​IMG]First class passengers on Acela Express can now enjoy greater onboard dining selections thanks to a new menu for at-seat meal service. The new menu was developed by the Amtrak Culinary Advisory team, whose members include renowned chef Michel Richard, James Beard Chef of the Year for 2007 and owner of Washington, DC's Michel Richard Citronelle. Among the selections available exclusively to first class passengers are: Mushroom Quiche, Braised Short Rib with Cheesy Grits, Samuel Adams® Beer Braised Beef with Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Paella and Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Hummus.
    Read more about the enhanced first class menu »

    Doug, Hope your wife gets to feeling better real soon.

    Roy, What time of year is the LCCA convention?

    Jeffrey, Nice to see a steamer for a change, diesels are nice, but steamers are better.

    Marcie, If you can handle that N gauge stuff, HO will be a piece of cake.

    We had a beautiful spring like day here today. It is going down hill for the next few.

    A nice weekend to everyone,
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I guess it's time to put my car in the shop again. I was coming in from town a while ago and had to slow down for slower traffic. I pressed the brake pedal and it went to the floor, I mean ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR! I pumped the pedal and the brakes came back. I checked the wheel rims to see if there was any brake fluid leaking out, couldn't find any. The brake reservoir is full so that's not the issue. This has bad master cylinder written all over it.
  13. CSXect

    CSXect Member


    Cheif, a bowl of grits and a can of schlitz then you have............sign1

    I actualy have some instant grits some where around they were not that bad. Along with grits you should try bbq pork rinds, roasted corn nuts(good) When I had a job that overworked me I got addicted chillie chesse corn chips and texas bbq corn chips.

    Tom and anyone who has fallen on difficult times I am sorry for your loss and your time of greif. A lot of the kids I grew up with are nolonger with us 4 in auto accidents:(
  14. laz57

    laz57 Member

    HI GIZ,
    TOM P, sorry for you loss, prayers to you.
    Well picked up CHIEFs package and will send out on Monday with the BROWN FLEET.
    ROY, HUBA HUBA, take only one of those blue pills at a time. And if its more than 4 hrs? WOW!!!!!
    Ran my trains for about 1.5 hrs tonite, NO PILE UPS. I almost bought a Lionel GP 7 today while at BARRYs, but declined and instead ordered a NS DASH 9 break up from the set by LIONEL along with the dummy. Don't know cost yet on the account that BARRY wasn't there. But its about 95% a sure bet that he will break up set and sell me the engines, I HOPE?
    MIKE said that he would have NO problem selling the tank cars? Hope so?
  15. sir james

    sir james Member

    Tom, sorry about you losing a friend. He was too young.
    Me on the other hand at 68 my list just keeps getting longer. HS class of 57,apx. 230 students,34 known to be gone and that does not take into account those not found after they left school. At my age its expected but in your 40s it a big loss.
    Weather was nice today, I noticed the bulbs have broken through the ground,so we are on our way at last. No trains today but they are waiting for me and ready to go,,,,S.J.
  16. Tom...Sorry about your loss. I have been there. I had three of my good friends pass away in nine months. One of them was my best fishing buddie.

    LAZ...Thanks for the TGIF

    Good night. It was a very busy week.
  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Tom P, sorry man.
    LAZ, you dog you. Dash 9 in a breakup. Tell you what, you take the tank cars and I'll take the engine.:thumb: I get one at York.
    Charlotte Hotel. First time I have stayed in the same hotel 3 weeks in a row since going with Pro Mariner. Usually a different one some where in the USA from Feb thru June. Seems nice to work only three weekends in a row and be through [heard rumor they want me to do more [#oops]] Now it is time to call Shake and Bake [3 hours off from normal people [;)]] Tired. Long drive after Mayors' meeting. Trafffic leaving Raleigh and Triangle was ough but then wide open to Concord Mills. Later
  18. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Prayers for you and your friend's family, Tom. I'm guessing the son is youngish too.

    Jeffrey, thanks for the video, love the steamers. Get your car to the mechanic asap - don't mess with that, you might get hurt!

    TGIF to you too LAZ - sounds like some real wheeling and dealing at Barry's! Sir James, Kurt, Doug, John, Roy, Chief, etc I'm sorry - I reclinerized a little bit and next thing I know it's bedtime for the kids. Have to work OT tomorrow, so gotta go now.

    All have a Blessed and Wonderful Day tomorrow!
  19. kpolak

    kpolak Member


    Been searching for tickets for family events...some rock news.

    Van Halen, is touring with David Lee Roth as the front man again... Kid Rock's on stage quests include Peter Wolf (J Giles lead singer)...remember these guys? I thought they were old when I saw them 20-years ago!

    Hopefully some bench work and wiring today.

    Sir James: Nothing up here...I should rake the leaves I neglected from the fall. Need to powerwash the kid's playstructures...too cold yesterday, at least they are on the deck and out of the mud, so the kids can get out of the house.

    Jeffrey: Glad you're safe.

  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Hey, I hear ya. A friend of mine in New Mexico says that it's a bad secondary seal in the master cylinder.

    Good morning.

    Currently it's 66 degrees here under mostly cloudy skies. Expecting a high of 82 with partly cloudy skies.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 3/15/2008

    Wind Chill: 66°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Dew Point: 61°F

    So Far Today
    High: 68°F
    Low: 66°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 23mph NNE

    Today High: 85 Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting northwest in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 52 Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds around 10 mph.

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