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

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  1. Brutus

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    Good evening folks. Spent the day relaxing. Read a little, watched a couple movies and a bunch of New Yankee Workshops I taped. Back to work tomorrow. NO trains today, but I expect I'll get word that my PRR A5 shipped soon. Bid on a couple train cars on ebay - so far I'm winning one of them.
  2. Brutus

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    (deleted - stupid software bug)
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

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    The doctors appointment went well today. My prostate gland has shrunk some, something I was happy to hear. After a few simple tests I was released from the clinic and on my way back to Leesville. I had been in and out within an hour! Now I had to go to the hospital in Leesville to have a simple PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test done. It's so simple I should be in and out in no time. I signed in at the admitting desk then waited while they contacted my PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a MedicAid referral (government regulations, gotta love them. NOT!). An hour passes, then two. No it's starting to get late and I'm getting more and more ticked off with each passing minute. Finally I go to the window and inquire as to what the delay is. They say they can't get a referral from my PCP and that I'll have to come back tomorrow. Tomorrow nothing!! I've got grass to cut tomorrow and it won't wait. Besides which, I'm on a very small fixed income and I can't afford the gas to be running back and forth all the time at the hospitals beck and call. They tell me again that they just called and can't get a referral. I saw nobody lift a phone. I called my doctor and had the referral faxed to them inside of two minutes! My doc said no one had called within the last three hours for a referral for me. I have little patience for bureaucratic red tape and I have zero tolerance for a liar! I told them flat out that they need to fire whoever is in charge of getting referrals and get someone in there that will do the job. The PSA test was done in less than 5 minutes. I was pissed!
  4. CSXect

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    Jeffery glad to hear things are good except the clerical help:cry:

    Brutus, if pain in neck is still bad try this stuff called Arnica gel is a good minor muscle ache relever:thumb: GNC would probably have some
  5. Chief Eagles

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    Finally home. Long meetings. Brutus, get it operated on. I got mine fixed and is great. Yes, this software has a gremlin in it. Well, off to bed.
  6. N Gauger

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    Great Jeffrey!!! Geeze - Good help is hard to find!!! :( Glad you fixed it!!!
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 52 and clear. The high should be around 80 today and it will be partly cloudy. Good mowing weather. [8D]

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 10/21/2008


    Wind Chill: 52°F
    Humidity: 90%
    Dew Point: 49°F

    So Far Today
    High: 55°F
    Low: 52°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Today High: 80 Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Highs around 80. East winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight Low: 55 Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

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  8. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    It was a chilly 44 F as I rolled onto the highways this morning. High today will be 62 F.

    My daughter’s volleyball team finally broke out of their slump and won a match. They are 5 and 3 for the year with 4 games to go.

    I did not get any modeling in last night. Not sure why. I thought I would have time but a lot of little things seemed to take up all my time.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  9. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. On the run. Being interrupted with phone calls. Got meeting with developer from Seattle today and then Town Board tonight. Another squirrel hits the ground. Two in two days. Pecan thieves. Have a good one.
  10. jefelectric

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    No, they are not new, were in the 2008, volume 2 catalog.
  11. jefelectric

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    Are you saving them up for a nice Brunswick Stew?
  12. Chief Eagles

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    Nope. Had good brunswick stew with pork bar-be-que today for lunch. Now off to the meeting in a few.
  13. sir james

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    GOOD EVENING ALL, a cloudy start turned into a sunny cool day. Can't do much outside, glad we got things put away last week when it was much nicer. I let the RK Royal Hudson do a few laps today but that was it,and another run through the new catalog. I like the woodside coach's but at $260 there not worth that much to me. Have a nice tomorrow...S.J.
  14. Brutus

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    Chief, hope I don't need surgery, I think it's a torn muscle. I keep using it though, 'cause I'm not a very smart man.

    Jeff - nice pic, thanks for sharing!

    No trains for me and I lost on 3 ebay bids, so guess it's in the cards. Still no word on my A-5 switcher....
  15. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Good morning.

    It's 57 and clear. The high should be around 80 and it will be partly cloudy with a good chance of rain tonight.

    Cut the grass yesterday then fixed the outside doorknob on the trailer next door. It just needed a simple lube job. The inner workings were so dry it was all stuck together. I then came home and worked on getting lights into a few more structures. No further progress to report on the coaling station. I still have to cut up the roofing metal. I'm expecting a cable technician to show up today to find out what's up with the wild upload speeds out here. Yesterday my upload speed was 2. It should be over 500. I double checked it on my mother's computer (almost a 1/4 mile from here) and it's doing the same thing. My neighbor was also complaining about slow speeds. That tells me it's not my system doing it but rather some of SuddenLink's equipment. Maybe one of these days they'll find the problem. This has been an issue for about a year now. Things slow down, a tech comes out and works on some of the booster boxes and fixes the problem and everything runs fine for two or three weeks then it starts all over again.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 10/22/2008


    Wind Chill: 55°F
    Humidity: 92%
    Dew Point: 53°F

    So Far Today
    High: 57°F
    Low: 55°F
    Rain: 0.01"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 3mph NNE

    Today High: 80 Partly cloudy. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

    Tonight Low: 55 A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening... Then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.

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  16. TomPM

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    Good morning folks

    It was 41 F on the way this morning. Our high is supposed to be 53 F. It looks like Autumn has finally arrived.

    I pulled the air conditioners out of three of the four bedroom windows last night and covered the big a/c unit on the first floor. The heater has been coming on in the morning the last couple of days.

    I had to take my daughter to her flute lesson while my wife picked up one of dogs from the vet. He had a dental done and they had to remove some bad teeth. This morning he is still a little out of it but he ate a little bit of food before I left for work.

    No trains last night. I had to prepare for tonight’s Cub Scout Pack Meeting.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  17. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Busy. Got to run errands and also put rest of plants in greenhouse. Then off to the lake this afternoon and spend night. Come back tomorrow aternoon. Have a good one.
  18. BlueberryhillRR

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    Just checking in, to say " Hi ".
    Not much new here. Nice cool, sunny day. I hope it warms up. Suppose to go to 60 degrees.
    Leg is doing better. I will run trains by the end of the week.
    Have a nice day,
    Chuck
  19. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I've got my two switchers (Athearn SW1000 and Proto 2000 SW1200) converted to DCC, no easy task considering they were straight DC before. The two will be lashed up together with the headlight of the lead unit on full time in forward and flashing in reverse. The cablight on the trailing unit will on steady in reverse and flashing in forward. You gotta think about that for a second to get it straight. They're both hardwired with DZ125's so there were no space issues. It was a bit of speed matching an Athearn and a Proto 2000. The Athearn was way faster. I've got them pretty close now though. The Athearn is set on the switcher speed table and the Proto is flat out on the main line speed table. And that's with the decoder wired straight to the motor, no resistors anywhere.
  20. sir james

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    GOOD EVENING, no train running today, I thumbed some old MRs and did some grocery shopping. I think the temp might have reached 50, maybe...S.J.
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