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

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Shake and Bake will not learn. Don't mess with Mother Nature and the Chief.

    Afternoon. Grass done. Off to Town Hall.

  2. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Hi everyone,

    I figured I would post here a request for prayers; as I have everyone else I can think of praying for him. As most of you know my husband has had medical problems including surgery this past year. You all don't know him to well but Shane gets a real kick from reading all of your posts with your own comings and goings.

    Shane is in the ICU unit of a local hospital; long story short his CO2 levels went to 3x the normal levels due to an infection that came on really fast. He has been on a ventilator to help clear his system, he has a high level of acidoses, a severe infection and other related problems. He went in on Wednesday, they are not sure when he will get out. A wait for the body to heal then assess the damage situation.

    So if your so incline please include Shane in your prayers.

    Thank you, and God Bless
  3. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Kim, prayers have been lifted. I really believe in prayer as it has helped me all too often to not. Hope all works out.

    Don, that sure looks like some rough weather around your area. It is hot and humid in these parts. Supposed to rain later, but you never know... and neither do the meteorologistsannounce1. I think I saw a interview with one of the waitresses or perhaps bar maid of that eatery you show at the end. They were using bit squeegies to move the water/mud out of the place. Not good. Hope it calms down and you guys can just stick to the normal earthquake or two.

    Hope everyone has a blessed weekend. Please remember to thank the vets and active duty folks. Our freedom comes at a high cost.

    lastly, How is it that the kind folks across the pond get their CTT before I do?
    God Bless,
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Feet are slowly healing. I may be able to get another pair of shoes within the year.
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yeah, Kim - Of course we'll add him (and you) to our list of prayers!! :)

    Good prayers and Karma your way!!
  6. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Good after noon everyone:wave:

    Still no CTT here yet.

    Prayers for all who need them.

    Jeffery is your feet problems diabetic related? I find that new balance shoes work with my feet but do get diabetic shoes as well from the foot doctor as well.
  7. sir james

    sir james Member

    Afternoon All
    Kim ,message received.
    Well the train store specials were; UPS GP38,boxcar,and caboose at $129.
    Lionel RS11 w/smoke and horn, cab #8620,at $169.
    I managed to get away without spending any money..Drank his coffee and had a donut though. Got the front grass cut decided to wait till monday to do the back as we are having a house full of people tomorrow and I don't want grass all over the house. I'm still coughing some but feeling better. Thank you to my well wishers. S.J.
  8. kpolak

    kpolak Member

    Kim: Wow....He's only 31...Prayers for you and Krawler. Take care of yourself too. It's easy to lose yourself in this, and you need to keep up your strength for him.

    Sir James: Any of those Cab-1? I may need to call in the tardis.

  9. sir james

    sir james Member

    No Kurt, both transformer controled, but all his Lionel is discounted. he always has something on sale you just need to be there at the right time.
  10. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Wife and kids took Amtrak to KC area today, waiting for call that they made it. Cost about $100 round trip compared to about $200 to drive due to gas. Working tomorrow - but that will pay for a new toy train! So, it's all good! Me and Chewy are full of brats and I even had a couple Sam Adams while watching Idiocracy - funny movie!

    Nice pic Jeffrey (as usual) and prayers for your tootsies. Prayers for Krawler and Kim too.
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Yep! I've had diabetes since my mid twenties. Now I'm staring at the half century mark just a couple of years away and things have gotten much worse over the years, mostly because I didn't take it seriously. What's that old saying? Hindsight is 20/20? When the wounds are healed I'll be fitted for a new pair of shoes.
  12. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    I have been diabetic from around 2003 or 2004 even though the doctors have took me off of the meds I still have to watch what I eat and test at least once a day but for those of us who got diabities from being over weight just a 10% loss makes a big improvement health wise.

    Mom has it too but they told her hers is due to the shock to the body from where they removed a kidney that had a tumor in it. That was several years ago she still goes for check ups to make sure no cancer is poping up. She is the third person that we know of who had kidney cancer from our area also knew a doctor who had it as well.

    Take care of those feet they are the foundation on which the body stands they are important.
  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Kim, I wondered what had happened to Krawler. He use to post here daily. He is on my prayer list. Thanks for letting us know. Now keep us posted on his condition. God bless.

    Long day. Town Hall visit ended up 3 hours long and not 1 hour as planned. wall1:curse: Now I am behind on the sanding of walls I patched. Got one done. Don't know where wife put paint to match. If we can not find it at store [we know the "name" of the color but she does not know which store she got it from. Said we might have to re-paint whole room. :eek::curse::curse::curse::curse:

    Bed time.
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's currently 78 here and extremely cloudy. The high is expected to be in the low 90's.

    Not much going on today. I'm going to a little neighborhood party later today. Maybe I'll get some work done on my park between now and then.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/24/2008

    Heat Index: 83°F
    Humidity: 82%
    Dew Point: 72°F

    So Far Today
    High: 79°F
    Low: 78°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 17mph S

    Today High: 95 Becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 72 Partly cloudy. Patchy drizzle after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I'm hoping to get out with the new camera and get some more pics.....
    I'm leaving these as links because they are large files to show details.
    The camera is a Kodak Z 1012 IS 10 megapix... these were both taken with Aperture Priority, Manual focus (Near Infinity)

    I finally got good weather and got a chance to get out yesterday......

    For you passenger fans.......
    This one is from 300 ft away - Train speed approximately 80 MPH....
    1228 X 880 383 kb Amtrak Acela

    and about an hour later - I got "stuck" at a railroad crossing :mrgreen: ..... from 80 ft away SEPTA Commuter local - Train speed approximately 25 MPH 1450 X 860 577 kb
  16. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Good morning - sunny and warmer - praying for krawler. wow, Don, am I happy I live in Illinois and not Cali today.

    Kurt, do you have a link to the sanding tower you mentioned? I need a sort of coaling platform. The British had some big concrete ones that lifted up the coal truck to dump - or an alternative is just a raised platform. Others seemed to have a ramp.
  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Was cloudy and a few sprinkles. Now sun trying to come out. Got wall finished in livingroom [got to find paint to match] and then do walls in upstairs guest room. Hope all have a great day.
  18. kpolak

    kpolak Member

    MTH 30-11040 O Scale Sanding Tower


    Lionel 14255 Sand Tower

    Both about $30 MSRP. The Die-Cast Water Column and Sanding Tower are two of the few thing I like in MTH.

  19. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Thanks for that pic, Jeffrey. Nothing going on yet today, got up early as I didn't sleep well with wife gone. Worked 6 hours OT. Watched a cheesy movie from HBO. Now, gonna run some trains for a while!
  20. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Thanks, Kurt! I hadn't seen the latter.
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