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

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  1. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Welcome back, Graham. I look forward to your photos. :wave:Sunny and cold here again in Chicago.

    Jon, I thought that was a great promotion! Hmmm, maybe tickets are still available. The youngest would sure enjoy getting on the field and the bride and daughter are Cubs fans - the bride always, the daughter since breaking up with her Sox-fan bf. LOL.

    Had a 'delightful' start to the day trying to duck being sprayed by the anti-skeeter-fogging helo whilst trying to make the train. If I start to grow a second head, I know whom to blame :roll:
  2. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Afternoon. Busy day. Off to Raleigh. Raining. Later.
  3. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Welcome back Graham, Guess I'm a newbe compared to you.

    Dennis, It still works that way for me. Very handy.

    We had a beautiful day today, Sunny and not to hot, just right.

    I put plaster cloth on my small mountain yesterday, want to work on the finish a little before I paint.
  4. sir james

    sir james Member

    Good Evening
    Not a big news day,went grocery shopping with the little bit of money I had left after filling the Ranger,and no it does not have a large tank.I paid $3.49 for ethonol and the lowest reg. gas price I saw was $4.04. No trains today, could have but didn't. Take care and get ready for tomorrow.,,S.J.
  5. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Back from Legislative Reception. Lots of good food and HOT AIR. :eek: Got some good rain.

    RT just called. Moved in and getting set up. Everything OK. No internet service so can't post.
  6. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    It took$45.00 to get half a tank of gas the other day and that was with a .50 off per gallon from Kroger.

    First day of new temp posistion went well, will be working Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays for a while, can't wait to get back to filming instead of pick up delivery.:rolleyes: But work is work:thumb:

    Will try to have yard sale Friday and Saturday, Mom will be running it Friday as I will be at work:mrgreen:
  7. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Forgot to tell what first real meal of diet was for supper, 4 oz of chicken, half cup of steamed Broccoli and one optifast drink. Had to force myself to finnish the meal:eek: stomach must have shrunksign1

    Good night everyone:wave:
  8. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Yummy! Way to go CSX!

    Glad to hear about RT, too!

    Hi to all (and welcome) - mowed lawn after work, grabbed a bite and been doing some emails. News just showed commuter train derailed in Chicago - said no serious injuries. Hope Doug M was not on it!
  9. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    CNW....I remember wayyyy back in early 60's....up in Madison (land of the dairy cow...) chasing after a little jeep-like contraption that was spraying DDT to keep the skeeters down....Ohhh, what fun...!!! Smelled kinda funny, though....

    Correction....In my earlier post dealing with ol' bit-crunchers...I shoulda said mid-80's....
  10. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    There was also a similar accident in Boston today according to the news:cry:

    steamtrain cool I just found this smilely

    The latest CTT issue is pretty good this time around

    It is too hot in the house but getting cold outside frost warning for northeast Ohio:eek:
  11. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    The temperature here in the Sportsman's Paradise is a pleasant 71. We're expecting a high of 90 today with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

    I've decided to remove the mailbox from the park and put it over at Smith's gas station. Seems to be a better place for it.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/29/2008

    Heat Index: 76°F
    Humidity: 95%
    Dew Point: 69°F

    So Far Today
    High: 72°F
    Low: 71°F
    Rain: 0.01"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph N

    Now through 07:00 AM CDT May 29, 2008

    Through 7 AM...isolated showers will continue to move southwest at 10 mph across central Louisiana and into southwest Louisiana. The Kinder, Ville Platte and Opelousas areas can expect rainfall rates up to a quarter inch an hour with some of these showers. Elsewhere, isolated showers skirting the coast from Cameron to Sabine Pass will weaken and dissipate.

    Today High: 90 Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the morning... Then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Light and variable winds becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

    Tonight Low: 68 Decreasing clouds. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    53 F and a lot of sun greeted me on the way to the office this morning. High will be 77 F.

    We had a great Cub Scout Pack Meeting, Arrow of Light, and Crossover Ceremony last night. We had a great turnout and everyone liked the ceremony we performed. We didn’t just throw the awards at the kids as had been done it the past. We treated the awards with the respect that the highest award that a Cub Scout can earn should be treated with. We had a great turnout and were missing only three of our scouts. We had about 12 Boy Scouts and 3 leaders from the Boy Scout Troop that our boys were crossing over to as part of the ceremony.

    No modeling last night as one could guess.

    I hope everyone has a good day.
  13. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning. Got up early. Had train time for morning. Now TV station calls and insists on interview in an hour. Trying to stir up something that is not there about water. Later
  14. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    S.J., Is that E85 you are using? How does the mileage compare with reg. gas?

    Worked on my mountain a little bit to patch up some imperfections in the plaster cloth.

    Spent the morning outside potting flowers and general yard work. Great weather for it, Sunny and cool.

    Glad to hear RT is moved and getting settled in.

    CSXect, Thanks for the smiley tip. steamtrain Was this one always there? I never noticed it before, must not have scrolled down that far before.
  15. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict

    Exams are over...and so is freshman year. Well, that was the worst experience of my life.on the bright side, my folks said they'd work on renovating the attic space behind my bedroom closet this summer, so I'll finally have somewhere to put my trains. Right now, they're more of a dust collection than the components of a model railroad. Go figure.
  16. sir james

    sir james Member

    John in Pa. yes it is E85, I bought the truck new in 2000, but nobody had E85 until about a year ago. Now I have three places I can get it. As for mileage I have not checked it yet, Its a small six with poor MPG with gas, and I know this stuff is suppose to get less but the mileage between fillups seems about the same.
    We had a really nice day here middle 70s forecast for the next seven days but storms tomorrow afternoon. We went to K-Mart this morning(I shop all the classy places)got a good deal on some summer shirts @$7.79 those nice wash & wear comfortable kind. No trains but I did get a few pages of CTT turned. Fridays coming, get ready. S.J.
  17. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    A few stations in our county sell E85 but none nearby to me. Some have 10 percent ethanol, I can't tell the difference.

    Put a coat of dark green paint on the mountain.
  18. sir james

    sir james Member

    John, don't use E85 unless your car/truck was designed for it. It's my understanding that E85 is like varnish remover, it can eat right through fuel system parts. There is some ethonol in most gasoline though,like you said 10/15%
  19. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Nice pic Jeffrey, I like that bbq grill too. Nothing going on here today. Kids have a half day tomorrow, so they are psyched of course. I'll get the truck serviced in the morning and then pick them up and go out to eat - probably Culvers.

    Sir James - you are right. There was a local story here where a station was using that gas with higher levels of ethanol and it ruined some lady's truck.
  20. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    John, E85 should be run in a flexfuel vehicle. 10% is now in all gasoline as replaced MTBE. E85 will not give as good a gasoline mileage. It should run cheaper than gasoline in the Ethnol manufacturing areas. We do not have a plant yet. Does not have to be corn to make the alcohol. Switch grass and sweetpotatoes will work too. We ran a lot of E85 [imported from mid-west] in the State's vehicles before I retired.

    Got 11:30 AM appointment with SS to file. Lets see how good or bad the Feds are at getting it done. One thing is puzzeling. I have to take my Army discharge papers with me. Oh well.

    Good night all.
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