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Posted by Mookie on Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:18 PM

I did the trick or treat door thing; I set my clocks; I did my laundry; I had my supper; I changed all my batteries, including the clocks; and I even did a little train watching. 

Now I am too pooped to do much more than sit and hold my bowl of good chocolate.  Thank you CW.  I will have to have some with breakfast.  But I can sit and smell it without any effort....  Thumbs Up

Tired Mookie

PS - do we have to still move tonite?  Blah....

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Posted by cherokee woman on Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:05 PM

Mookie
Back later to sort thru mah goodies.....Mischief

 

Mookie, just for you, I have set your very own large bowl of trick or treat goodies, with lots of goooooood chocolate!!

And for everyone else, there are two Tupperware Fix & Mix bowls heaping full of all kinds of Halloween candy.  There is also some caramel apples and candied apples.

But, no one can touch the Halloween goodies until after you eat your supper!!  We do have our regular Saturday Night Pizza Fest on the warmer.  There are to large of each of the following pizzas:  1. Canadian bacon; 2.  Goetta; 3.  Hawaiian; 4.  Pepperoni/mushroom; 5.  Supreme; 6.  Italian sausage w/cheese stuffed in the crust.

Everyone have a good evening, have fun with your trick or treaters; and, if you're going to an Adult Halloween party, enjoy and have fun, but be careful and keep safe!  See  you all tomorrow.

And remember to set your clocks back one hour, check & replace your smoke alarm batteries, and check your carbon monoxide detectors also.

 

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Saturday, October 31, 2009 1:19 PM

Peace be with you. 75 degrees and sunny in Carolina, with rain coming in later today. Today has been hectic but is beginning to sort itself out. Tonight is BBQ ribs and seafood which I greatly look forward to. Not much to report so will go splitsville. Everyone take care

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Posted by Modelcar on Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:26 AM

......Our rain has moved on....to the east in a long N  S string.  Sunshine now blazing in my east window here as I type.  Looks like we'll be having quite a bit of it for next 4 or 5 days too.  Temps early this morning were in mid 40's.   Perhaps just getting to 50's today.

 Leaves {the one's that come down now}, are mostly down.  So as soon as it dries...I'll be working on the lawn to get it cleared and looking nice.

Still  a bit of wind blowing and some clouds blowing in several directions.  The sunshine really seems bright....Atmosphere must really be "cleaned out".

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Posted by Mookie on Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:13 AM

Clown getting an early start.  Beat the crowds.  It's dark.  So why can't I trick or treat now?  Back later to sort thru mah goodies.....Mischief

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:01 AM

good morning

Cw thanks for breakfast.The wind was howling last night.Matt had fun aT G+G last night.Defiance has their annual halloween parade tonight.Going to be windy and a bit chilly but dry.Matt wants to go to "Boo" town before the parade.They are only asking for canned goods for the local food banks for admission.going to get some chores done this morning.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by cherokee woman on Saturday, October 31, 2009 5:43 AM

Good Saturday morning, everyone.  Well, the rain is out of Louisville, heading eastward.  Tom, guess you'd better be getting ready to see it come your way.  We are starting the morning out with a temp range of 49 to 51, and the high today is to be only 54 degrees around mid afternoon.  "Will be dry for the trick or treaters and adults going to parties" is what the "weather guessers" are saying.

Coffee, juices, hot chocolate, milk (plain, chocolate, strawberry), hot cider, and hot water for hot tea are all ready to go.  On the warmer bar this morning:

1.  Pancakes w/your choice of bacon or sausage and scrambled eggs

2.  Bagels, bear claws or blueberry muffins

3.  Country fried ham w/red eye gravy, grits, homemade buttermilk biscuits, eggs (scrambled, fried), fried taters

Everyone enjoy your breakfast, have a good morning, and you all keep warm, stay dry, and take care.

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Posted by rvos1979 on Friday, October 30, 2009 8:27 PM

Evening all......

Johnny, look in your private messages, sent you my e-mail addy, Walt and Paula have it as well if you can't find it there.  Have to be patient when asking for a reply, as sometimes I can't find internet service, or am too tired to check for a few days, such is the life of a truck driver.....

Sleep cycle is all messed up right now, due to a 5am EDT appointment yesterday in Warsaw, IN, and then a 3am CDT appointment in Chicago this morning, slept half the morning next to the city of Chicago cop shop (and nothing got stolen, either. (insert rimshot here)).  Now have Bud Light cardboard for (you guessed it) Budweiser in Cartersville, GA, it's a 'take my time' load, but should be there Sunday morning.  For some reason, beer is flying off the shelves, don't know why......

Mudchicken, a stun gun works nicely as an attitude adjuster, just have to catch the little bugger at Weatherguesser U first......

Speaking of wrecks, saw the aftermath of one Wednesday morning near Erie, PA on I-90, don't know what the semi hit, but he hit it hard enough to spin the trailer 180 degrees, and messed up the tractor pretty good.

In other news, our company is so fed up with the performance (or lack thereof) of Caterpillar's C13, that we are trading in all 70 of them for new trucks with Cummins engines.  Still have not heard on when I may get my 2006 model traded in, guessing sometime this winter.

From Hebron, IN:  See everyone later..... 

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Posted by cherokee woman on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:06 PM

Walt, thanks for fixing the fish fry.  Looks like you did a good job!  Sarah and I have been home for a little bit, and the rain started here about 10,15 minutes ago.  So far, just coming down lightly.  Nothing heavy so far, and the winds are beginning to pick up.  Everyone have a good evening, and see you all later.

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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, October 30, 2009 5:24 PM

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Randy, hope you did either request, or get those pictures of the "Smart Car Sandwich"......hope person(s) in Smart Car survived. (guess when the F.D. rolled up on the scene, they were asked for a #2 scoop shovel)(and "kitty litter" for mitigation)

Yes, how anybody in the car survived would be beyond me. It looks as though all of the material of the car itself takes every bit of the space between the two trucks. Neither one is an eighteen-wheeler, but they succeeded in completely crushing the car. They appear to be dump trucks that carry heavy loads (three axles under the load), and they both seem to be loaded.

My offer holds--send me your email, and I will forward the pictures (one is of a totally unsuspecting Smart Car).

Johnny

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Posted by locomutt on Friday, October 30, 2009 4:51 PM

WINDY, is the Key Word right now! The rain is still about 1/12-2 hrs away. (according to Weather Guessers.) Just got back from riding my bike to the Library; very glad I wasn't driving a "High Profile Vehicle", Crosswinds were bad enough on the bike!

CW & Sarah are out for awhile, guess I get to replinish the Fri. Fish Fry stuff on the "Warmer Bar".....well, everything is now fresh!

Larry, really liked that one about the telemarketer and the Police Detective, saw that one before, but have never had a chance to use that one. Political Stuff; how do they rate not being blocked?!

I get rather ******* at not being able to yell at a person calling me....since it's all computerized.

Randy, hope you did either request, or get those pictures of the "Smart Car Sandwich"......hope person(s) in Smart Car survived. (guess when the F.D. rolled up on the scene, they were asked for a #2 scoop shovel)(and "kitty litter" for mitigation)

 

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, October 30, 2009 12:38 PM

afternoon

mammas check up went great.we also tried out the new 24 west of Defiance.There are alot of cars stored on the Maw tracks between Defiance and Cecil Ohio.We also saw a few trains on csx and looked at the Defiance yard.The yard is kinda empty.Going to take a quick nap before matt gets home.Tonight he is going to trick or treat G+G house.He wants to get his "scare" on before we go.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by Willy2 on Friday, October 30, 2009 12:14 PM

Modelcar

Overcast and windy.....but warm....69 degrees now at 10:30.

Wow, I don't think it'll be 69 degrees at 10:30 AM here in Omaha again until sometime in March or April. You're lucky! In Omaha it's 43 degrees with mist right now.

 

Just a friendly (and early) reminder that daylight savings time ends this weekend. Remember to "fall back" tomorrow evening. Check the batteries in your smoke detectors too!

I'm going to try to relax this weekend because I have a busy week next week. There's a paper due for rhetoric and composition on Monday, an atmospheric sciences exam on Tuesday, and a calculus exam on Wednesday. Oh what fun it will be.

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Posted by Modelcar on Friday, October 30, 2009 9:36 AM

Overcast and windy.....but warm....69 degrees now at 10:30.

 Blowing leaves in from the golf course and blowing some of my neighbors leaves...out of my yard....So I wonder if it will be a net loss of total leaves here for me.

Right now, it looks like I can still handle what's here now, with my mulching tractor / mower.

Near by trees have maybe 20% remaining leaves to yet be blowed off.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, October 30, 2009 7:07 AM

morning

rain on and off here in nw ohio.matt is on time and on the bus.Tinora plays host to hicksville tonight for the leaugue and state football playoff spots.mamma has a follow up appointment today and wants to do lunch too.Maybe we will find a train or two today.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by Mookie on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:55 AM

43 and dark here.  Later when the sun comes up - or at least light comes thru - 1/2 of state is white and our 1/2 is wet and green under more leaves than I have seen for many years.  We had a real bin buster on leaves this year. 

Coffee exceptionally good this morning.  Put a dash of skim in it and called it a "skinny latte".  Not too bad and price is right.

Laundry calling - trying to hide.

Moo

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Posted by cherokee woman on Friday, October 30, 2009 5:40 AM

Good Friday morning, everyone.  Nice and calm right now.  No rain yet, but we're supposed to be getting it in here anytime, will be raining off and on all day, with gusty winds.  When I awoke at 5, the temp was 59 degrees.  Supposed to get up into the 60s, I believe is what I heard for today.

Coffee, juices, hot beverages and hot water for tea are all fresh and ready to go.

On the counter this morning;  the regular assortment of doughnuts, danish, bagels, bear claws.

Mookie:  have you coffee mug all cleaned up and waiting to pour your coffee, whenever you get in.

Everyone enjoy your breakfast, have a good day and take care.  What would you all like to have to lunch and supper today?

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:21 PM

JoeKoh
I live in a mobile home.

You remind me of the story about the guy who posed as a police detective investigating a murder when a telemarketer called...

I've got "do not call" on my line, so the telemarketers aren't usually a problem.  Unfortunately, political types are exempt.   Fortunately, I have caller ID.  Wonderful thing.

When the kids were at home and young (12 and up) and if I wasn't home they always let the answering machine take the calls, so they didn't have to explain that there was no adult present...

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:55 PM

Howdy

busy day raking,mowing and cleaning up.Most of the trees are done as far as for me to do.Did see a short q 501 in town today with 2 bnsf units for power.Justin as for sales people... Had a company wanting to come check my basement.I love solicitor calls when I am awake.I set up an appointment for a friday afternoon.I saw them drive in turn around and leave.( I live in a mobile home).Found thier number in the book and called after about 20 minutes and asked why they didn't stop.Gave then a bit of a rant.rain on the way for tommorow.Cw thanks for supper.

stay safe

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:49 PM

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I thought Dad was back so I eagerly burst out of the door to see how bad the fire was. Well, it was a lady dressed in a black dress. She said “Hello!” She handed me a box of Puffs tissue’s, and said, “I’m with Nordex Corporation, and we are asking our customers to invest in our carpet cleaning potent. ” By the way they looked very unprofessional in a rusty beat up ol’ 1970’s van. Then, an African American male rolled down the squeaky window, and said “Are you the home owner?” I replied “No.” “Ok.” He replied, and the lady gave me the dirtiest look I’ve ever seen, and RIPPED the box of tissues out of my hands. She stormed back to the van, and opened the door. They then drove away in their van that sounded like an RSC-2 with a heavy train instantly throttling into run 8, with the smoke to match it.Shock

Justin, you are being very, very, kind to style the woman as a "lady". Since I have not seen you or a picture of you, I do not know if you look much older than your calendar years, or if she was so intent on making a sale that she could not tell that you are a little too young to be a home owner. Regardless, she seems, to me, to need coaching in salesmanship and courtesy.

I have had various people come to our door and refuse to take my response, "We're not interested in [whatever you have to offer], and keep me occupied for several minutes, wasting their time and mine.

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:38 PM

rvos1979
Also, still waiting for the first Smart car sandwich (for those keeping score, that's a Smart car sandwiched between two loaded semis, I have a feeling that when this happens, they will be scraping the Smart car off the pavement with a spatula)

Randy, I forwarded your comments about Smart car sandwich to my niece, and she responded with a picture of such a sandwich. It looks as though it was made on dry pavement, but I had to look hard to see the filling. I tried to copy it to send on the the forum, but could not figure out how. If you want to see it, send me a email note with your address, and I will be able to forward it then (if anybody else wants to see it, send me a note).

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:32 PM

tree68

Especially clearing a path in the back yard for the dogs.  The Sheltie mix could sometimes stay on top of the snow, but the Dal is too heavy.  Once the snow gets too deep for him to wade through, he just goes where it's convenient...

Of course, I do that with the snowblower, so I can get yards of path done pretty quickly.  Leaves funny marks in the lawn in the spring, though.

You remind me of my having to clear a path in the backyard for our golden black (solid black) Labrador retriever after some snowfalls (especially the one that lasted off and on, every day, for three weeks). At that time, the only snowthrower I had was an armstrong model.

We received very little snow in the valley, but the ski resorts received around foot each. I don't know where all that snow on the Front Range of Rockies came from; it did not come through here, unless the clouds were being chinchy along the Wasatch Front. Somehow, there were few mishaps reported here.

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Posted by bubbajustin on Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:45 PM

Evening all.

I’M ON FALL BREAK! A good break is nice, and will most assuredly go way to fast. Also, happy birthday to all whom it may apply!

Any of you ever have junk on your PC desk? I have so much paper(That includes the track plan for my railroad.) that I think if I put one more piece on it will rain down on the floor like snow. Must be careful.

BTW, Do any of you have problems with telemarketers/”traveling sales people”? Dad got toned out to a grain bin fire the other day. I was of course left at home by my self, which I don’t mind of course, I was putting down roadbed on my layout, when I went in to check on supper. When I herd someone pull up, I thought Dad was back so I eagerly burst out of the door to see how bad the fire was. Well, it was a lady dressed in a black dress. She said “Hello!” She handed me a box of Puffs tissue’s, and said, “I’m with Nordex Corporation, and we are asking our customers to invest in our carpet cleaning potent. ” By the way they looked very unprofessional in a rusty beat up ol’ 1970’s van. Then, an African American male rolled down the squeaky window, and said “Are you the home owner?” I replied “No.” “Ok.” He replied, and the lady gave me the dirtiest look I’ve ever seen, and RIPPED the box of tissues out of my hands. She stormed back to the van, and opened the door. They then drove away in their van that sounded like an RSC-2 with a heavy train instantly throttling into run 8, with the smoke to match it.Shock

I went in, and shut, and locked all the doors, and windows, and pulled all the shades too.

Any of you guy’s ever experienced something like this?

Have a good rest of the week!

Justin

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:31 PM

I finally got home with the girls and am $86 lighter. Vet quack said they have a flea allergy. The way the wife goes over them, any self respecting flea would likely long since have jumped ship. However, she did find one (1) last night, and the vet says that's all it takes. Anyway, we are all glad to be home. The wife is helping take care off preemie twins tonight, so I shall have to come up with something to keep out of trouble and look busy. Everybody take care

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Posted by Modelcar on Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:01 PM

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Somewhere between 18" and 20" deep now

.....My sympathies to you folks out there MC.....I've seen some of the snowy pic's on the news this morning.   Here, neighbor across the street is having his lawn mowed as I type.  About 63 degrees.

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Posted by cherokee woman on Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:27 PM

Tom, thanks for your concern for my arm.  It's beginnig to feel a tad bit better, trying to to use it too much. 

Duff gave me her requests for today:  We're having our Fish Fry a day early.  Her request was for seafood.  So, on the warmer bar, you'll find our assortment of fish, baked beans, cornbread, fries, hush puppies, crabcakes, breaded fried mushroom, corn on the cob, and mac & cheese.  For dessert:  key lime pie.

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:28 AM

Morning glory and how yall is? My plan of the day got thrown out when I had to take the girls to the vet. They seem to have developed an allergy to something and can't walk for scratching. I had to leave them and since I was out anyway, managed to get the grocery shopping done, finally. Now, waiting for the call to go get my yunguns. 62 and sunny in Carolina, expected to reach 78, but I have me doubts.

MC, I have about a half acre of jungle on my property. It used to be my mothers flower garden, but it took seed and now is a pine thicket. Anyway, It is home to a number of rabbits, squirrels, possums and even a coon or two. As far as I am concerned, they are welcome to stay and be safe. I draw the line at snakes and coyotes, tho, and I have the cure for them leaning up in the corner. Nuff sed.

Everybody take care, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Duff, and Paula, I hope the arm heals quickly. Stay warm

 

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:34 AM

MC - that all sounds all too familiar... 

Especially clearing a path in the back yard for the dogs.  The Sheltie mix could sometimes stay on top of the snow, but the Dal is too heavy.  Once the snow gets too deep for him to wade through, he just goes where it's convenient...

Of course, I do that with the snowblower, so I can get yards of path done pretty quickly.  Leaves funny marks in the lawn in the spring, though.

Gloomy morning here.  Heavy cloud cover and misty rain make the late sunrise even later.

That bearclaw sounds good for a mid-morning snack...

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Posted by mudchicken on Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:16 AM

Taking a break from shovelling. 

Right now, 4WD gets you out of the residential backstreets, small cars = stay home (snow piles up underneath and they go nowhere)

Somewhere between 18" and 20" deep now. (drifts to three feet) Had a young rabbit following me where I shovelled last night, always about 6 feet behind me.

Shovelled out a path for the sno-snarks last night. Their black fur is about half white when they come back in through the dog door, faces and beards caked in snow - almost rastafarian. (Doogie is pretty much camped in front of the fireplace)

// Um Willy, you guys get around to putting an O-F-F switch on the lab experiment?

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