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

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Chief Eagles, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. oldtanker

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    Morning everyone. It was a nice day yesterday with no rain!!!!!! Maybe I can get in the garden this afternoon.

    Bill paying day.....

    Ralph, great day!

    Rick
  2. Chief Eagles

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    Morning all. Hot and dry. Watering garden and wife's plants. Getting good squash. Tomato plants are growing. Got some tomatoes the size of baseballs. Those plants were three foot high when I took them out of the greenhouse. Off to Phoenix next Thursday morning early. Any of the guys here live in that area? Got to go. Have a great day.
  3. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    I have tomato plants the size of baseballs. :) Wow is it hot and steamy. If I didn't know better I would of thought there was a large fire because of all the haze. It is an even 90 °F in Northern Somerset County.

    My daughter brought home a box turtle last night. Well to tell the truth she rescued it from certain death since I'm now going to open up the field beside the house for some more corn. Since it keeps going back to the same area we are going to build an outside cage house for the box turtle so it doesn't become a pancake under a tractor wheel. She can then release it prior to fall setting in when there will be no danger of killing it.

    I swear sometimes I am running a zoo and not a farm. :mrgreen: The non farm animals are now one box turtle, one goat (pet), one dog, twenty-one cats, one mouse in cage, unknown living in house and barn, two rats living in cage, unknown living in barn, wild turkeys that keep thinking the garden is a good place to scratch, Bob the ring neck who now thinks the front porch is his every morning, too many ground hogs to count, thank god she has not ried to make pets with these yet, Coco and Brownie are the late evening doe and fawn that eats out of her hands every other evening, Lucky the blind Holstein she talked me into rescuing from the an early death as a calf, and last but not least a few bunnies.

    I'm sure glad there are not any elephants that live in the area.
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Jeffrey will appreciate this first one: News from Roseyville. Two houses burned in very nice neighborhood [Villages of Rolesville] and another damaged. After 6PM yesterday, I was watering my grapevines when the fire alarm went off and fire trucks went by. The main entrance to the subdivision is in sight of my back fence. Saw trucks zipping down the street. Looked up and over the trees was this big BLACK smoke. Per the occupants, they heard an explosion and the whole back of the house was in flame. They bailed out. It burned ans set the neighboring house on fire. It burned and damaged the house nest to it. The horses pulling the two man hand pumper were over come by heat and the chief was quoted saying that they needed bigger buckets [this was for the YANKS]. NO, Roseyville has 8 trucks [big fire dept] and neighboring towns arrived so about 25 fire trucks were on the scene. First house was fully engulfed when the arrrived. News tickertape on loacal channel says that a "coal train" has derailed near Smithfield NC [not far away]. My guess it is a CSX but NS crosses there too. Smithfield is split by the dual CSX tracks that run from NY to FL. Said no danger and no injuries.
    Off to get car inspected.

    Probably go to Miss Edna's after that.
    Have a great day.
  5. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Good fire report there Chief. That sounds like it was a bad fire alright. I wonder what started it. Probably electrical from what you described.

    Today's Weather for:

    Leesville, LA 71446 6/2/2007
    Live Conditions 8:52 AM
    Ft. Polk Airfield

    Wind 0 mph
    Temp 71.6°F

    Heat Index: 77°F
    Humidity: 94%
    Dew Point: 70°F

    High: 72°F
    Low: 66°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Today High: 88
    Partly sunny early. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

    Tonight Low: 70
    Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows around 70. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
  6. slekjr

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    I have a question I need help on. When I make a new post it doesn't show under the new post search, therefore no one replys to my questions. I'm posting here hoping someone will see it while drinking ice tea
    What am I doing wrong
    Charlie
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Interesting.... it shows up in the "Today's Posts" http://forum.zealot.com/search.php?searchid=16441

    page, but not the New Post page....
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Ahh, but it does show up in the "new posts", it's just that since you posted it, you can't see it there anymore, but everyone else can.

    Whenever you read a thread, it get's removed from the "new post" list for you until someone else posts something new there. If you post something new there, well, to you it isn't new anymore, so it doesn't show on your list.:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    It's all in the cookies...:wave:
  9. pennman

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    Hey Charlie,
    Just looked all your posts are there, maybe just taking some time tosee it. Are you sure your posting under the right topic? or just in the general area?
    Been a hot week, fire dept been real busy this week hope to see some rain soon.
    Going down to the CSXshops tomorrow morning hope to have some great pics to show.
    Yall have fun,
    Tony
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    On the old forum, if you looked at "new posts", all new unread posts would be in bold, and all new read posts would be in normal type. So if you read or just posted to a thread, it would still show in your "new post list". But, if you left the forum for even a short while, the "new post" list would reset as of the time you left. Now, as you read a post, that thread will no longer show in your "New Post" list, but it will on everyone else's. The difference now is that when you leave and come back, the posts that you haven't read yet still show on your new post list.

    Now, if you want to see a list of all new posts in the last 24 hours, go to "Quick Links" and click on "Today's Posts". Unread threads will show up in bold, read ones in regular type.

    I hope this helps solve the mystery of the missing threads.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's the answer regarding new posts! A beautiful morning in the Twin Cities; great for a local art fair we attended but its starting to cloud up and may rain soon...not so great for our neighbor's highschool graduation party. :(

    Ralph
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    So since i clicked my e-mail notification, and came in here - - read & Responded to his post.... "I" Couldn't see it either :) :)

    That's SO simple... Just like NUCLEAR PHYSICS!!!! :D :D :D :D
  13. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    What's that about the forest and the tree thingy?wall1 :rolleyes: wall1 :rolleyes: wall1 :rolleyes: wall1 :rolleyes:
  14. slekjr

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    Thanks Guys

    I think I understand now how it works, doesn't make sense but I understand. You get so used to having links still show up, just change color that it threw me. The only other forum I post on is a yahoo forum for samoyed owners and it is just the different color links.
    I joined the gauge just before the change and therefore I knew nothing about the previous version.
    I do want to mention I do visit other Railroad forums (not a member) to see whats happening. All of you guys should pat yourselves on the back as you are quite polite, well informed, correct information tactfully when needed, and don't speculate on things you're not sure of.
    That is what makes this forum so valuable to me.
    Thanks again for the help
    Charlie
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Thank you Charlie, we make a special effort to do these things, but it's not difficult because of the types of members we have here. Knowledgeable, friendly, willing to share and above all, just really darn nice to be around. bounce7bounce7
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah - believe it or not, most of the mods here are members of other forums, we trade information so that all can learn... And some can learn from our mistakes too :D :D

    We do - as Ezdays said - respect and thank our members for helping us keep The Gauge a great place to gather information and just hang around.. :D

    ~~~~ Thanks !!!!
  17. Chief Eagles

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    Got RAIN!!! Thank you Lord. Off to Wilmington NC to see Grandson. Birthday tomorrow and have County Comm. meeting all afternoon and Town Board that night. Think I will busy. Have a good one.
  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Hi everyone
    Went to see Pirates of the Carabean 3 today, and it was a lot better than the seccond movie IMO. Then leraned that Davis Trains is closing for some reason (they were doing quite well last I went), and that a new store, DCCTrains, had oppened on Beechmont. The bad part? DCCTrains specializes in DCC ONLY apraently, and DCC is FAR out of my range! Their stock is small, but hey, they oppened last April, plus they aparently do Custom work in painting and products, so it may turn out alright.

    Cheers
    CNWman
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Good to hear the movie review! Since I've taken time to see the first two Pirates films I feel the need to see the third. I didn't like the second very much really. A little heavy on the chase scenes and it seems to be the Hollywood formula to make everything go sour in the second film of a series of three.

    Sunday night and racing toward Monday morning WAY too fast! :)
    Ralph
  20. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    I didn't like the seccond movie much myself, it seemed focused on Elizabeth's love triangle more than the misadventures of Jack. As for your "formula", Ralph, it seems the critics think the third movie most often goes bad according to what's said about Spiderman 3 and Shrek 3, and look at the last two Matrix movies, those were total messes IMHO!
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