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Elliott's Trackside Diner - July 2012
Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:56 AM

I decided that since I was up anyway I would open a new diner. The old one can be found HERE.

The diner has been moved to Shreveport, Louisiana this month. Enjoy.

I got a little sleep but not much. Below is a photo of the paintball impact area after I cleaned as much as possible out of my hair and changed my shirt obviously. It was a very bright red paint. A partial bruise can be seen forming behind my eye. It hit between the eye and the ear just below my temple.



I have no idea who fired it, I didn't even see anyone.

I hope Ken is doing well. Having doctors waving scapels in your direction can be a very thing. I know, I've been there.

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Posted by ChadLRyan on Sunday, July 1, 2012 1:22 AM

Jeff,

Hope you get well, & thanks for starting this months Diner!!

Everyone, Take care!

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Morning Coffee - July 2012
Posted by galaxy on Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:54 AM

GOOD MORNING!!!

Today is Sunday, July 1 st, 2012!!!

Enjoy your Sunday Paper and Coffee!!!

*July -- Julius Caesar's month*

Middle English Julie
Latin Julius "Julius"
Latin Julius mensis "month of Julius"
Latin quintilis mensis "fifth month"

Quintilis (and later Julius) has always had 31 days.

Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar (hence the Julian calendar) in 46 BC. In the process, he renamed this month after himself.

Geeked

-G .

Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary.

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Good Morning...
Posted by wetidlerjr on Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:24 AM

 

Good Morning! from Tipton IN.

 

 

Cool

 

 

TIPTON

 

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Posted by fec153 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 5:03 AM

Good morning, y'all.  Jeeze, Jeff, you could have lost your eye or worse, had an accident. Who the heck doesn't like you that much??  Hope you feel better quickly.   Going to a Perkins restaurant for breakfast and the WallyWorld. Going to look for the WEIRDEST Folks . Thinking of taking a camera.   lol

Hope the heat wave breaks and all get well.

Peace, Love, Prayers and Blessings.

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Posted by LSWrr on Sunday, July 1, 2012 6:06 AM

Good Morning All:

Holly Toledo Jeff, you’re lucky that wasn’t a temple shot or an ear shot.  I would have filed a police report just in case you have medical problems.

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Posted by LSWrr on Sunday, July 1, 2012 6:11 AM

I never thought I would look forward to going to work on a Monday but after being cooped up in the house for 9 days I’m ready to get back to normal.  Harbor Freight sent me a 20% off coupon so I’ll be headed over there today to see what they have that I can’t live without.  

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Sunday, July 1, 2012 6:30 AM

Good Morning

It is 64F going to a high of 82F today...in the sunshine....

Going to have a lazy day today...and being that I am now a new size, enjoying it...Big Smile

Jeff:  What ninny would do something like that?!?!?!?     Was this reported? Hope everything is ok...

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Morning Coffee in the Diner - July 2012
Posted by galaxy on Sunday, July 1, 2012 6:53 AM

Mornin'

Jeffrey..I will have to take you to task if you don't report that paintball hitting you where it did ASAP!!!! I mean Like NOW!!! Today!!! This hour!!! Oh. BTW thanks for moving the diner..I though about it at 7 pm but thought I'd wait it was too early then, guess Ulrich either slept through it or wasn't feeling well enough to move, or decided to let someone else move it..BTW- WHere ARE we???

Lee- I tend to stay away from such shopping unless there is something in particular I need. Because there are a WHOLE BUNCH of things "I can't live without"!!!

Well, 1 load of laundry left adn a few diishes. That about sums up my chores.

will be around 90* today, I know some of you will be jealous. Hum-did-ity is higher today too!

Geeked

-G .

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Posted by TMarsh on Sunday, July 1, 2012 7:39 AM

Good Morning!!!

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!

Sunday Breakfast buffet please. Oh you betcha coffee……LOT’s of coffee thank you.

IT RAINED!!!!!  Last evening and off and on throughout the night.  Brenda looked at the gage today and said 1 inch. Haven’t seen it myself, so knowing her it could be ¼” . Supposed to rain today also. If it rains this evening I’ll laugh. Hasn’t rained in 6 months enough to make a sugar cube sticky, but the day of the 4th of July celebration….

Jeff-  As far as the movies go, you had all the luck with the theaters didn't you. Actually, I didn’t see many movies in the theaters myself. Most I’ve seen were on rental tapes. Wasn’t really a big Movie House goin guy. Still not. Your cable lineup sounds a lot like ours except ours rarely goes outWhistling. Luckily what “Good” channels we have, carry most shows I like or enough I don’t care about the ones we don’t. There a rash of paint ball snipers around there? That’d juuuust about p*** me off. Not funny and very dangerous. I hope it was some kids playing painball and just a missed shot. Either way....Angry

Charlie_ Happy Anniversary!!!

Simon- Thanks for the update on Ken. Hope you had a nice trip.

DerJohn- Sorry you may have to move. Dare I ask?

In-cousins made it in last night right as the rain hit. Nice. So if they brought it with them….., They’re alrightYes. Brought a couple Chihuahua’s with ‘em. Unexpected. Missy is ok with it so far. First time another critter otherna bug been in her home. First thing one of em did was walk up to the couch, lift his leg, and peeGrumpy. What was the response from the husband? “oh he’s just marking his territory”.Super Angry HIS territory???!!! Took the dog outside, came back in and what did he do 20 minutes later? Yup, pee’d on the couchSuper Angry. Missy’s kinda confused why her home is being used as a toilet. I’m not a real happy camper right nowGrumpy. Good news is, they’re leaving on Tuesday. Hopefully morning. Don’t get me wrong, they are nice and I do like them, but it’s sure starting out on the wrong foot which wasn't that great of footing to begin with. Don't know if I mentioned that or not.Confused Dontcha think youda asked if they could bring a dog or two with them if they’re staying at your house??? What if Missy didn’t get along with em. Hmm Hmmmm, maybe I need to have a talk with ole Miss.Mischief

Ya’ll have a good day!!!!

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Posted by simon1966 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 7:40 AM

No more news on Ken, probably won't get an update until tomorrow as I got the distinct impression that not a whole lot happens at the VA on a Sunday.

We had a great time on our trip here are some of the incredible slghts

 

 

 

 

 

First lot are in the UK, anyone guess the last 2?  They are in the same country BTW.

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Moaning Coffee in the Diner...
Posted by wetidlerjr on Sunday, July 1, 2012 8:55 AM

Refill?

 

 

Mischief

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:01 AM

Good morning. It's 80° and partly cloudy. The high will be 95° with a 20% chance of rain. The expected heat index will be about 104°.

I thought about calling in a report on the paintball shooting yesterday but report what? All I remember is getting tagged. There was a dust cloud on the other road from where a vehicle had gone past apparently quite fast. I didn't see the vehicle, only heard it. Crunching gravel, loud pipes, loud music. That describes 90% of the vehicles out here, cars and trucks. I don't even have a color. There's a bunch of pine trees between the roads so unless you're looking more or less straight across you're not going to get a real good look. But I'm going to keep an ear tuned for those pipes. I don't care what type of vehicle you have, how big or small, what color, every vehicle has a unique sound. You can change the color and appearance but unless you change out the exhaust system and re-tune the engine that sound is going to be the same.

Going to mow the parents yard today IF the tractor doesn't decide to have a Murphy attack and the heat doesn't get to be too much too fast. That's a problem sometimes in this part of the country. Sometimes it heats up slowly and other times it's a bang-on full heat wave before 11 am.

Oh yeah, the headache is gone.

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Posted by Curt Webb on Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:19 AM

Morning All,

Happy Canada Day to our friends to the north.

I go to w**k at 3 PM today. Last night I built the 3 Accrual 55 T hoppers, put on Kadee's and metal wheels, weathered and put coal loads in them. It took about 3 hours to get everything done. I will check the coal loads in a bit to see if they dried OK. Before work I plan on painting the parts of the PRR tower so that it does not look like plastic as much. I ordered AIM weathering powders yesterday for motive power weathering and Jeff gave me tips on how to do it.

Jeff- I'm glad you are OK. It could of been much worse. My first thought was teenagers being stupid.

I sure hope Ken is doing OK

Lee- I know how you feel. I'm glad you are healing so well.

Simon- France?

DerJohn- Sorry you have to move. Are you going to be able to salvage some of your layout? The VA moves slowly at the best of times.

Hope everyone has a good day and prayers for those in need.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:34 AM

The heat wave continues.  Angry

Simon ... Thanks for posting the pictures of the trip.... Also, thanks for informing us about Ken. Please tell Ken we all care about him.

Jeff ..... I'm glad the headache improved, but  WOW ! ...  My 2  cents, the police should be informed because if the idiots continue their "fun" eventually somebody will have a major injury. If they shoot somebody who is driving, they could cause a serious collision.  Police need to stop them before it is too late. .... Thanks for moving the diner. 

Where is Ulrich? Has anyone seen Jerry lately? 

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Posted by tdk6060 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:50 AM
thank you all and happy 4th to all of you in the usa

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Posted by howmus on Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:51 AM

Mornin' everyone!

Zoe, I'll head over to the Breakfast Buffet, but would appreciate it if you could bring a mug of dark roast coffee in mt R&GV RR Mug.  Thank You Ma'am!

Jeffrey, DO call in the incident as it may well be one in a series of similar acts.  It may help somehow, and preserves your rights as well.  You are very lucky it wasn't an inch forward......... 

Will be another warm day here in the Finger Lakes Region.  Currently 78°F outside with a high in the mid to upper 80's later.  Will be a good day to do laundry and play down cellar in the Train Room!

Catch you all Later!

73

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, July 1, 2012 10:10 AM

Canadians .......... Happy Canada Day! 

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Posted by der5997 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 10:48 AM

Good more-or-less lunch time Diners!  A couple of bacon crepes with maple syrup and coffee please - Harry's treat (unless this is your first visit Harry - I've been out so much I'm not up to date with who's who any more.  Really good weather for our 145th Anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867, in Canada), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.[1][2][3] Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the name was changed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as by Canadians internationally. (thanks Wikipedia!)  Haven't heard from our West Virginia friends - hope they weathered the storm OK.

Garry:

Der John .... Thanks for posting photos of the model ship. 1/700 is very tiny.  Great job! .... BowThumbs Up...... Sorry to hear you are making plans to move. Is the layout movable? 
...Thanks, and sadly no, the layout is like totally stationary (groan)
I bet nobody makes scale sailors for that size.
...surprise! http://www.freetimehobbies.com/search.aspx?find=1%3a700+figures  As they say "There's an App for that"!

Todd:

DerJohn- Sorry you may have to move. Dare I ask?
...and Curt:
DerJohn- Sorry you have to move. Are you going to be able to salvage some of your layout?
  The move is part of our long term strategy - we've said for some years now that when looking after this place "isn't fun any more" we had better move. Plus, looking ahead, we need to be closer to a major hospital / Health Services centre, as well as be somewhere there is public transport / taxi since we don't have family with transportation, should we have to stop driving. (I said long term, but one has to think ahead a bit.) Further, should stairs become a problem (there aren't now) a home all on one level makes sense.

As to the layout, or any continuing mrr, it depends on what we get by way of space.  That will likely be at a premium - so it's a toss up between scaling down to Z, or back up to HO on a very reduced track plan. That's why that cat was pacing!

Off to the beach this afternoon as SWMBO has decreed no moving in the heat of the day. It'll be our first visit to Taylor Head Beach this year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Head_Beach ...and yes, it is THAT empty. Even on this holiday weekend we're not expecting to see more that 100 people - and they would be crowded onto the 1 kilometer of sand.

Ah!, lunch is ready. TTFN.

 

 

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Posted by der5997 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 10:51 AM

sorry the "Open in new window" thing didn't work on those links - if you open one, you'll have to back-arrow to get back tot he Diner again!Embarrassed

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 1, 2012 11:47 AM

Good Evening Gang!

Reporting back from a trip down south to see my MIL. We got o phone call Friday night, alarming us about health issues, so we decided to leave Saturday early in the morning  to see after her. It´s a 5 hour drive, so we arrived by noon in the hospital. well, to cut things short, she´s doing fine again, it was just the hot and humid weather that sent her to the floor and not a heart attack, as we had to fear.

I am going to get some rest now, driving back was a drag as well.

CU all tomorrow & Have a really good one!

P.S. Any news from Ken?

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Posted by fec153 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 11:57 AM

" DITTO " 

Well my trip to WallyWorld was tame. Only normal humans, no aliens.            

Der- Good thinking. Yep, there does come a time to move. Heck of a thing to have to go through. Many of my passengers are widows and can't drive anymore tho I do have a few males in the same boat.

Prayers and cooler weather.

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Posted by Packers#1 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:23 PM

*opens door, looks around, sinks to counter, orders bacon cheeseburger and sweet tea*

Hey fellas, bout time I poked my head in...been a good long while. This past school year really beat me in, but overall it was a fun year. I'm certainly glad it's the summer, hopefully I'll be able to catch back up with y'all!

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:53 PM

Well it's 88, feels like 103. I got the grass cut and got overheated in the process. Now I feel like crap not that I felt all that great earlier. I'm sitting back getting hydrated as best I can. Got the laundry done. The T-shirt I was wearing yesterday STILL has a big bright red stain on the left shoulder. It's latex paint, I could tell tell from the smell and it doesn't wash out. So there's a T-shirt that can be put in the tool box to be used as a cleaning cloth. That ticks me off so much! I'm on a very tight budget due a very small fixed income. Only a small part of that is for clothing. You try getting along on a hair under $700 a month. I do it but it ain't easy. Think I'll go crash now.

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Posted by Cederstrand on Sunday, July 1, 2012 1:10 PM

Italian roast coffee in a SCORCHING SOUTHERN mug, please

***Jeffrey, I would still have filed a report. Hope you discover the culprits.

Healing thoughts to those in need.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Sunday, July 1, 2012 1:12 PM

I let the Sheriffs Dept know what happened out here yesterday and put in a patrol request. Maybe they'll catch the person, most likely not.

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Posted by tdk6060 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 1:22 PM
no i have bine here for a time now , but i will buy it for u

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Posted by sakel on Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:10 PM

galaxy

GOOD MORNING!!!

Today is Sunday, July 1 st, 2012!!!

Enjoy your Sunday Paper and Coffee!!!

*July -- Julius Caesar's month*

Middle English Julie
Latin Julius "Julius"
Latin Julius mensis "month of Julius"
Latin quintilis mensis "fifth month"

Quintilis (and later Julius) has always had 31 days.

Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar (hence the Julian calendar) in 46 BC. In the process, he renamed this month after himself.

Geeked

I thought we were using the gregorian caendar, which is a refined version of the roman calendar?Cool

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:15 PM

Packers#1

*opens door, looks around, sinks to counter, orders bacon cheeseburger and sweet tea*

Hey fellas, bout time I poked my head in...been a good long while. This past school year really beat me in, but overall it was a fun year. I'm certainly glad it's the summer, hopefully I'll be able to catch back up with y'all!

How have you been, other than getting beaten in from schoolwork?Smile, Wink & Grin

Hope everyone is doing well were you are....

--------------------------------------

Good Afternoon

I'm working away down in the basement with a few new yards to put together...

83F feeling like 88F....so far...

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Posted by JimRCGMO on Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:44 PM

Good Afternoon, Flo - how about a RBF, grilled cheese sandwich, and some cheesey fries, please? Thank you!

Jeff, that does NOT look good (even this early on) beside your eye. I would second the recommendation to report it to the police Good to hear you reported it to the sheriff - at a minimum, so the 'painters' don't shoot some little old lady driving home, and she then dies (from the wreck that she'll likely has, if not the heart attack..). The deputies could help keep a lookout in that area, hopefully. Could've been worse - coulda been a bottle rocket...('tis the season this time of year).Oops If your headache continues through today, might want to go see your doctor and make sure you didn't get a concussion out of that. (Whew!)Grumpy Todd may have it about right - painball! Pretty hefty splashback on your van panel there, though! How big is a paintball?

Happy Canada Day! to our NOTB brothers (& any NOTB sisters who may just be too polite to post from there) (And DerJohn, though I know I wasn't in the Diner in the 1980's, I sorta had been thinking of "Dominion Day" - must've heard it somewhere, I guess)

DerJohn, I hope your new place will have some suitable train room/space. I recall your layout, and moving it is not likely to be very easy. Hopefully, you can retrieve/salvage some modules with turnouts/yards and the like, and not have to go through that again. If you stayed in iNvisible scale, you'd be able to reuse your turnouts (which I find are about the most expensive part of a layout (second to DCC, perhaps). Great job on the teensy-tiny scale ship, and as usual for you with the smaller scales, you did your usual excellent job. Though I can see why (with that many pieces) you'd prefer not to make another of that complexity. Wow Ah, moving - such a wonderful experience... Bang HeadBang Head AngelAngel for things to go much better than my last couple of moves. Indeed good to plan ahead.

Ummm,... Todd, I suppose it'd be hard to have some 'accident' happen to the Chihuahua (like a bare wire with say, a 9V. batter hooked up, under that part of the couch that the little critter is partial to...)? (Unless Missy comes up with a better idea, that is) Whistling Yeah, I would expect someone to ask first before bringing their dog (of any size) to my home. Heck, family or not, I'd be stopping them at the door before they even thought of bringing some little "territory-marking" varmit across the threshhold. (And usually, I like dogs - at others' homes, that is, or if it's my own dog)

And speaking of precipitation, it looks like we might be getting some of that here (well, at least, we have some dark clouds approaching from the west-southwest currently. But then again, we might get five or six drops, or just enough to raise the (already) high humidity. Temperature was 104 F (40 C) with heat index of 109 F (almost 43 C) a few minutes ago, but it is dropping - it's now only 96 F (38 C)(heat index of 100 F/ 38 C), but no sign of rain yet(!)

Simon, looks like your boys were having a good time there. I've never been 'across the pond', so I wouldn't have a clue on where the last couple of photos were taken - Dover?

Curt, my guess would be along the lines of yours (or maybe in their early twenties, and still stupid...). (But hoodlums are hoodlums, IMHO, no matter how young & stupid they might be)

Lee, best wishes on a smooth transition back to w**k tomorrow. Thumbs Up

Sawyer - good to know you're still kickin'! Are you w**king any this summer? (Helps with MRR funds...)

Sakel - Welcome to the Diner! Yep, we are using Gregorian calendars, but they (I had to go look it up) weren't adopted until 1582 AD. Julian was much earlier...(No, I wasn't around then for the start of either calendar...) Smile, Wink & Grin So what are your MRR'ing plans/design/dreams? Fill us in and have a beverage on me.

Barry, in the train room sounds like a good place to be - how's the yard coming along? Have you posted pics of it yet (and if not, why not? Smile, Wink & Grin)?

Last night, I was thinking about making a 2'X4' section for the layout (and trying to set it up so I could put some more structures on it along with tracks). But didn't get to that just yet. Did start getting my financial stuff for this year entered into the program on my MacBook Pro. Gonna need to set aside several (fairly short) blocks of time for that, I can see. Sigh No question in my mind about why I never though about becoming an accountant or bookkeeper, nope!

So we're in Shreveport, Louisiana, eh? Guess that means crawdads will be added to the menu, along with some gumbo and a few other things (so long as they don't all have a Jeffery-sized portion of 'DaBomb' already added to them..!)Surprise I'll donate my portion of that sauce to you, Jeff!

It was good to hear that the firefighters in Colorado are starting to make some headway against those fires. AngelAngel for the people who will then be going back to see what's left of their homes, and for some well-earned rest for all the fire crews (on the ground and the flying crews as well).

 

Blessings and prayers,

Jim in Cape G.

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