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

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

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    Morning all. Had a shower of rain lat night. Probably less than a tenth but I will take it. Got my first squash and cooked them last night. Usually have squash by first of May. Crazy growing season. Tomatoes have started growing. Got some the size of baseballs on plants started early in greenhouse. Really need a good rain event. None in sight per weatherpersons. We'll see. Off to Lowes to get a few things and then to Frankie's [across the county] to plant some tomato plants. Hope all have a great day.
  2. oldtanker

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    Morning everyone. Haven't been on in a while. We put in 4 feeder pigs and 3 steers so I've had to put fence in, trying to stay dry here in west Mn. I've also been assisting with SCUBA classes, diving on my own with 2 in laws, working on the veggie garden, trying to keep up with the grass, still working on the house and will be mudding most of the day, trying to keep up with the grand kids (one new one, Ted, one due in Jul and another in Aug). Oh yea and fishing!

    Rick
  3. pennman

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    Hey Rick,
    Nice to hear from you glad to see everything is going well. Same hot nasty weather here, trying to stay cool.
    Yall have fun
    Tony
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Hey Tanker, glad to see you back. We missed you. Wife's ~#^* Nissan has turned check engine light back on. Runs great now and can not get it to spark knock on regular [was horrible]. New code says EGR valve. Just put new one on. Getting tired of this. County called and said last water thest of pond showed a heavy metal from sewage. Now they are back on the City spilled sewage. We'll see. Having signal reception problems with two Atlas engines [identical except road number]. One been back to Atlas 3 times. Sent me a new one. I does better. seensms the do good cold but as they heat up, lose reception of commmand signals in certain spots on layout. All other Atlas, Lionels and MTH's run fine. Just these two. Will chat with Atlas guy tomorrow. Real friendly and helpful. We'll see.

    Good night.
  5. oldtanker

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    Morning all, thanks Chief and Tony, it's good to be back:thumb:.

    Chief we are in the market for a car right now. I was doing some research on the net and was very surprised at the reported complaints for Nissan's:eek:. I thought they were better than that. Good luck!

    Sewage in the fish pond:confused:....sounds like a crappy deal to me:eek:. Hope you get that worked out soon, I know I'd be pretty mad:curse:.

    I did get a little work done with train stuff while I wasn't visiting here, now I just need to get the time to do more. I now have way more rolling stock than engines (maybe I'll have to fix that....there are never enough:twisted:!) and the track and switches to start laying....the last few months have proved that it WILL NOT lay itself:cry:.

    We are supposed to have day without rain!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a great day everyone!

    Rick
  6. Chief Eagles

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    Afternoon. Been on phone and messing with car. This is wife's second Nissan. First one was driven to 130K and no problems [sold to to a friend and she has driven the wheels off of it and still going]. This one is a 2000 Maxima and has not given any problems until now. 109K on it. Really can't complain it is just stumping us.
    Gld to see Tanker back [and all who post here]. Ran Atlas enignes and they are doing better. Think that design has antenna location different than some of my others. Got to go. Have a good one.
  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Well, I'm not a representative from Nissan, but my Dad drives a Nissan Maxima (frogot the year) and it only gives my mom problems (the car is the summer type, complete with positional sun roof:mrgreen:). The Car has experienced no mechanical problems as far as I know.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Terrific day in the Twin Cities! Picture perfect weather. The kind we Minnesotans wait all year for. Was it nice to the West there Rick?
    Ralph
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning and top 'o' the day to all of ye.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 6/1/2007


    Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23

    Wind Chill: 66°F
    Humidity: 100%
    Dew Point: 66°F

    So Far Today
    High: 68°F
    Low: 66°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNE

    Today High: 88 Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent.

    Tonight Low: 65 Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

    [​IMG]
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

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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.
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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
  16. 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....
  17. 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:
  18. 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
  19. 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:
  20. 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
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