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Elliot's Trackside Diner- MARCH 2012!! Locked

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Posted by gear-jammer on Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:58 PM

Glad you had a great time Curt. 

On our side of the world, we have been having record rains.   Monday some friends have planned a rock climbing trip to Vantgage.  A chance of rain is not my idea of good weather.  Our fingers are crossed.

Sue

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Posted by Cederstrand on Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:44 PM

Coffee refill, please.

***Sue, having lived in WA for many years, I know how much you guys are looking forward to another beautiful summer there..."all 3 weeks of it".Laugh

Double Severe Weather Warnings right now for the ol' farm here. Potential for quarter sized hail and 60mph winds. Been hearing it approach for some time now.

I'll be in the corner booth awhile, unless things turn ugly.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

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Posted by JimRCGMO on Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:53 PM

Good Evening, Janie - I'd like the roast beef dinner, with Waldorf salad and asparagus, and a glass of Finger Lakes wine, please. Thank you!

Tom (tcwright), good to hear of the good report for your wife (and good that you could relax with a dinner before heading home. Best wishes with learning the new car and all its gizmos!Huh?

Bill T. - have you been providing photos to Walthers' structures manufacturing team? That one photo you posted this morning looks a lot like their new interlocking tower kit. Thumbs Up

Lee, ain't that the truth about retiring! Laugh Of course, since we're falling apart, we have to un-retire to have the health care coverage to pay for the 'body w**k' (so to speak)..

Ulrich, nice-looking plan there! Maybe you could arrange some kind of trade with Petra for the flextrack (some chore that she's not wild about but you could do (and endure long enough to get the track...). You're a creative guy, so I'm sure you could come up with an idea or two. Smile, Wink & Grin

Barry - 1200 pages?! Surprise Depending on the cost, I'd be inclined to find a Kinko's or other print shop that you could take the PDF file to, and have them print for you. But then again, might set you back too many My 2 CentsMy 2 Cents's... Ah, the good ol' days, when software actually came with some kind of printed manual!

Mr. Parks! - how are your classes going (and what are you taking now) at school, young David?

Ken, if it'll make you feel any better, my one lottery ticket didn't win, either! Wink But I was waiting before I put that money into next month's budget, anyway... Whistling

Ray, I don't know that it was early for tomorrow, but they did show some the body (torso?) of a dead/non-moving snake that looked the right coloring for a cottonmouth. Of course, in the promo spots they were running earlier in the afternoon, they showed a rattler coiled up and all ("If you're scared of snakes, don't look!"), Probably gave a bunch of kids in the area nightmares...(I'll quit that topic before I bring the SoapBox out of the corner with talking about media types...)

Yep, Galaxy, our trees are in full blossom here, too. Didn't know we had that many flowering trees in the neighborhood until the last week or so. Wow (We'll see how the skeeters and flies are this summer...)

Curt, so did I read that right, you stopped off at your bank in the Grand Caymans? Whistling (Just havin' some fun with ya...). Sounds like a great time for you two. We do expect a few photos, of course. Wink

Sue, it "sounds" like you had a good time at Sound Rails, and got some useful info, too. Yeah (3 weeks of summer, eh?...) Of course, if I recall correctly from geography class, your wet season lasts much of the rest of the year (if it doesn't turn into the white stuff)

Rob, you're getting off easy if your area is only gonna get quarter-inch sized hail. One part of Southern Illinois in the past couple of days had some one-inch sized (luckily for them, I don't think they got as much of it!)Surprise

Well, my plans of lunch with my buddy Mark (north of Cape) didn't w**k out. I had neglected to send him an email confirming we were gonna grab lunch, and he forgot. So he already had some farm w**k he needed to get done today. I did get to see some changes he's done on his place, though. Added a porch over the concrete slab outside of one entrance door to his house (still has soffit to put underneath, and siding for the pediment on the outside end), and added an equipment shed behind/beside his barn to keep some of the equipment out of the weather (the barn's not in best of shape). He also showed me a couple of cows he bought not too long ago (Charlais and a Hereford). He asked me if I was looking for a house/trailer (not looking to buy, given my finances), even offered to rent me a trailer pad on one piece of property he has (but I am not really a trailer person, especially when there are bad storms...). We'll look at doing the lunch thing in the next couple/three weeks on a Saturday when I'm not on-call.

Found out today that FedEx apparently tried to deliver my new hard drive (I'm guessing at the office, or else they couldn't find my physical address) - just showed an "exception error" when I pulled it up on the FedEx website. Hopefully they won't send it back, but will try again on Monday). Oops

Didn't get much of anything on the MRR front done today. May get to some of that tomorrow after church, I hope.

I'm gonna sit here in the corner booth with Rob and watch the evening peddler freight while we discuss hailstorms. Fairly quiet tonight here, though.

 

Blessings,

Jim in Cape G.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:04 PM

.... ssshhhhhh ..... Don't awaken the baby.  Youngest grandchild (1 year old girl) is sleeping. I'm watching her and the house while everybody else is outside walking off a heavy dinner (steaks) in the dark .

The first wave of grandkids are here and the wooden trains (Brio, Thoma, etc.) are out on the floor. 

Bill T ... I like the interlocking tower photo. 

Curt ... Good to hear about your vacation. 

Jim ... It's more than our taxes. I do them for my elderly Mom, and there are many complications with that. Also, I do them for some of the kids who work for themselves with small businesses. Ours gets complicated because we still have one small business plus numerous transactions with other stuff. I am treasurer for a small non-profit organization, and we must submit tax returns when there are no taxes (Stupid IRS rules). Yes, I favor a simple sales tax to replace the IRS nonsense. 

Not much done on the layout except cleaning the layout room for company coming. Also, cleaned some rails. 

 

 

 

GARRY

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:04 PM

.... ssshhhhhh ..... Don't awaken the baby.  Youngest grandchild (1 year old girl) is sleeping. I'm watching her and the house while everybody else is outside walking off a heavy dinner (steaks) in the dark .

The first wave of grandkids are here and the wooden trains (Brio, Thoma, etc.) are out on the floor. 

Bill T ... I like the interlocking tower photo. 

Curt ... Good to hear about your vacation. 

Jim ... It's more than our taxes. I do them for my elderly Mom, and there are many complications with that. Also, I do them for some of the kids who work for themselves with small businesses. Ours gets complicated because we still have one small business plus numerous transactions with other stuff. I am treasurer for a small non-profit organization, and we must submit tax returns when there are no taxes (Stupid IRS rules). Yes, I favor a simple sales tax to replace the IRS nonsense. 

Not much done on the layout except cleaning the layout room for company coming. Also, cleaned some rails. 

 

 

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:07 PM

How did that happen? 

Double post but second is anonymous. 

GARRY

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:30 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q

Jim ... It's more than our taxes. I do them for my elderly Mom, and there are many complications with that. Also, I do them for some of the kids who work for themselves with small businesses. Ours gets complicated because we still have one small business plus numerous transactions with other stuff. I am treasurer for a small non-profit organization, and we must submit tax returns when there are no taxes (Stupid IRS rules). Yes, I favor a simple sales tax to replace the IRS nonsense.

Taxes? Somebody say taxes? LION has a whole platform on taxes, but to stay on the good side of the monitors here, can I sell you a box of tacks?  I got some really nice brass tacks that hold solder well.

ROAR

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Posted by Train Master on Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:39 PM

JimRCGMO

Mr. Parks! - how are your classes going (and what are you taking now) at school, young David?

Business/accounting. I am also going through the basics of math/English/science/history/etc. I am studying a bit of Jeff's specialty too. Basic computers and computer science. There is a lot of technical stuff there about past computer languages and their syntax. If need be I have a wealth of info right across the road.

David Parks
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:00 PM

All aboard!

The Diner is about to be moved to the new location for the month of April. See you all next month! Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by teen steam fan on Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:07 PM

Hey guys, (And gals) 

Powerlifting- My school has an option where you can choose between 3 different types of gym classes, an athletic performance class or powerlifting. 

As for scores, I placed 8th in bench 180 pounds, and third in deadlift with 400 pounds lifted. 

sorry I haven't posted earlier, I was fishing with a friend yesterday and was working on rewiring and welding on a jack to the tongue on my trailer today after work. 

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