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

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  1. sir james

    sir james Member

    Good Evening, Had a nice day at grandsons birthday party in spite of the rain and cool 66. No plans for tomorrow yet, so I'll just wait and see what tomorrow has for me. no trains today...S.J.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    We hid out at the Renn faire :) :) Just had one T-storm, that lasted sbout 20 min... :)

    Coming home - This looked like it ended near Your house :) :)

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  3. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Jeffrey, check out

    Farmers Market (HO scale)

    Three farmers and a lady customer. There are boxes of berries, apples, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and more produce. Also, wooden baskets overflow with vegetables. One farmer has a sack of potatoes over his shoulders, ready to add it to the pile of sacks.
    Price: $14.99
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Brutus: Found it. Thanks.

    Good morning.

    It's 80 and mostly cloudy. The high today should be in the upper 80's and there's a good chance of thunderstorms later. Maybe we'll even get some rain.

    I spent part of yesterday clearing the assorted junk off the layout. The biggest problem with that is finding another place to put it. I also regeared a P2K loco that had a main drive gear with a broken tooth. That was fun (yeah, right).

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 8/11/2008

    Heat Index: 87°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Dew Point: 75°F

    So Far Today
    High: 81°F
    Low: 80°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph WSW

    Today High: 88 A chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

    Tonight Low: 78 Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

  5. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Busy day [as always]. Got to get this planned for Pam's 50th party Sat. [her B'day is Wed but interfears with Choir and they want to be there for her party]. Have a good week.
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    It was a chilly 64 F as I headed out this morning. It definitely felt more like late September than early August. Don’t get me wrong any day in August I don’t have to run the air conditioners is good. Yesterday with all the storms we got about an inch and a half of rain. High today will be 76 F. There is a chance of more thunderstorms this afternoon.

    I did get to run a train some last night. My son and I also cleaned off some of the layout.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  7. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Pretty day here in Chicago. Hope it is slow at work ;)
  8. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    wall1 Got to go weigh in this afternoon and work in the morning ......better than not working.

    Anyone see the ad for the new Starwars animated film hitting the theaters soon The Clone wars???:cool:

    Just had some grilled veggies for lunch

    Think I will take the Trans am for a spin today:driver1::wave:
  9. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Greetings, all.

    Another busy day, but last night I washed two triang cabooses /
    cabeese / cabice ready for painting and detailing. (Triang, because my Athearn kits are reserved for later, once I get my hand in again.)

    Here's my try at a logo, for comments, please.
    Should I make the shadows darker, pick out some letters in black,
    maybe. All ideas welcome. :mrgreen:

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  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Forum sure was dragging when I tried to sign on. for all the Yanks on here. Wife cooked country ham biscuits and grits with redeye gravy.

  11. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Chief Eagles: I was about to turn in for the night, 00.45am my time,
    but now, for some unknown reason, I feel the urge to make some food.
    Now, I wonder why that might be?
  12. sir james

    sir james Member

    GOOD EVENING,,,,I tried to delete the pic. of grits, but it won't come off. No telling what it does to your innards. I goofed off most of today after a busy weekend I was lazy. So no trains today but I did talk with my friend this morning and thats always train talk. Store on the list for tomorrow, after seeing Dr. about sinus infection, it won't go away. TTFN....S.J.
  13. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Hello all I gained .8 pounds it has been bouncing up and down last couple of days:cry:
    I am to the point where it takes a lot of will power not to go back to the same eating patterns and I am under orders from nutritionist to log what I eat so I can see how much I really am consuming.

    Will start log in the morning plan is to have an egg. milk or cheese but not both and toast and of course one optifast drink:mrgreen: No more fruit flavored rice crispies sign1
    Must go to work in the morning :eek::thumb:

    Good night all:wave:
  14. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Hang in there CSX - sorry if I've made it harder to be good. I've been through this too. Dieting is easy - I've done it a 100 times. Hang tough, dude. A guy at work went to see the clone wars on a sneak preview showing and said it nearly ruined star wars for him. There is a gay version of jabba the hut and a cutesy critter of some kind that made jar jar look good in comparison. That's all I got out of him, but he really really disliked it with all of his heart and soul. He couldn't wait to see the preview last week, so it really wasn't good I guess.
  15. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    :wave: Good morning everyone off to work here in a few.

    I will check out the Star Wars animated when the library gets a copy in a couple of yearssign1

    Not much else going on here at the moment.
  16. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's currently 81 and cloudy with occasional drizzle. The high will be in the mid 80's and there's a good chance of a thunderstorm or two coming through.

    Yesterday was irritating, to put it mildly. Constant power failures in the morning followed by constant cable problems in the afternoon. Hopefully today won't be a repeat.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 8/12/2008

    Heat Index: 89°F
    Humidity: 85%
    Dew Point: 76°F

    So Far Today
    High: 82°F
    Low: 81°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 7mph SSW

    Now through 07:00 AM CDT August 12, 2008

    Through 7 AM...isolated showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible across southern Louisiana. Rainfall from these showers will be mostly light...but heavier showers can be expected from southern portions of Lafayette to New Iberia. This isolated activity is occurring ahead of an area of light to moderate rain located across northern Tyler...Jasper and Newton counties into Vernon Parish. Rainfall amounts of up to one quarter of an inch are possible.

    Today High: 88 Rain likely and scattered thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent in the morning decreasing to 70 percent in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 72 Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent in the evening decreasing to 20 percent after midnight.

  17. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all.

    My South

    This was written by Robert St. John, executive chef and owner of the
    Purple Parrot Cafe, Crescent City Grill and Mahogany Bar of Hattiesburg,

    Thirty years ago I visited my first cousin in Virginia . While hanging
    out with his friend, the discussion turned to popular movies of the day.

    When I offered my two-cents on the authenticity and social relevance of
    the movie Billy Jack, one of the boys asked, in all seriousness; 'Do you
    guys have movie theaters down there?' To which I replied, 'Yep. We wear
    shoes too.'

    Just three years ago, my wife and I were attending a food and wine
    seminar in
    Aspen, Colo. We were seated with two couples from Las Vegas
    One of the Glitter Gulch gals was amused and downright rude when I
    describ ed our restaurant as a fine-dining restaurant.

    doesn't have fine-dining restaurants!' she insisted and
    nudged her companion. I fought back the strong desire to mention that
    she lived in the land that invented the 99-cent breakfast buffet.

    I wanted badly to defend my state, my region, and my restaurant with a
    15-minute soliloquy and public relations rant that would surely change
    her mind. It was at that precise moment that I was hit with a blinding
    jolt of enlightenment, and in a moment of complete and absolute clarity
    it dawned on me -- my South is the best-kept secret in the country. Why
    would I try to win this woman over? She might move down here.

    I am always amused by
    Hollywood's interpretation of the South. We are
    still, on occasion, depicted as a collective group of sweaty, stupid,
    backwards-minded, racist rednecks. The South of movies and TV, the
    Hollywood South, is not my South.

    This is my South:

    My South is full of honest, hardworking people. My South is the
    birthplace of blues and jazz, and rock n' roll. It has banjo pickers and
    fiddle players, but it also has BB King, Muddy Waters, the Allman
    Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Elvis - and Leontyn Price.

    My South is hot. My South smells of newly mowed grass. My South was kick
    the can, creek swimming, cane-pole fishing and bird hunting.

    In my South, football is king, and the Southeastern Conference is the

    My South is home to the most beautiful women on the planet.

    In my South, soul food and country cooking are the same thing.

    My South is full of fig preserves, cornbread, butter beans, fried
    chicken, grits and catfish.

    In my South we eat foie gras, caviar and truffles. In my South, our
    transistor radios introduced us to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones at
    the same time they were introduced to the rest of the country.

    In my South, grandmothers cook a big lunch every Sunday, so big that we
    call it dinner (supper comes later).

    In my South, family matters, deeply.

    My South is boiled shrimp, blackberry cobbler, peach ice cream, banana
    pudding and oatmeal cream pies.

    In my South people put peanuts in bottles of Coca-Cola and hot sauce on
    almost everything.

    In my South the tea is iced and almost as sweet as the women.

    My South has air-conditioning.

    My South is camellias, azaleas, wisteria and hydrangeas.

    In my South, the only person that has to sit on the back of the bus is
    the last person that got on the bus.

    In my South, people still say 'Yes, ma'am,' 'No ma'am,' 'Please' and
    'Thank you.'

    In my South, we all wear shoes....most of the time.

    My South is the best-kept secret in the country.

    Please continue to keep the keeps the idiots away!

    Some of my Cousins have a song for yuz giz.

    Have a good one.
  18. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Sunny and cool again here - not bad for August. Got class tonight so it will be a long day. I have heard similarly evil rumors of the Clone Wars cartoon...
  19. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    My South

    Chief, do I have your permission to send a copy of My South to my brother in Maine, and a sister in Wisconsin? There are a couple other yankees I have in mind, too.

  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    In the news for central Louisiana,


    We've gotten half an inch so far this morning and it's still coming down.
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