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Posted by cherokee woman on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:10 PM

Good evening, one and all.  Tom, you're right:  it has been pretty quiet and sparsely populated in here today.  I finally got about two hours of good sleep, then woke up to a person down on the sidewalk in front of our house.  We had an ambulance, 1 fire apparatus, and two police cars out front.  Ambulance took the gentleman to the hospital to be checked out.  

Hi LC:  it's good to see you stop in for a few.  Good to see you, and hope to see you come in again real soon!  

Supper tonight:  Spaghetti and meat balls, with garlic bread and garden salad.  There's also plenty of oatmeal/raisin cookies and brownie w/chocolate icing and nuts  on them for dessert.

You all enjoy your supper, have a good evening and take care.

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Posted by Limitedclear on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:02 PM

tree68

Pretty cool this morning - temperature-wise, that is.  I think a few people had a problem with some slippery roads, by the sound of the scanner.

I was a little concerned last night on my way home - as I drove up to Canton (NY) for a seminar I was in and out of some showers.  It was atually pretty neat - you could see the rain falling from various clouds all around.

That was at 6.  At 10, when I was headed home, the temperature had dropped below freezing, but the roads turned out to be OK.

The firefighters on the board may recognize the name Billy Goldfeder - that was who spoke at the college.  Excellent talk by an excellent speaker and worth the 2+ hours on the road to get there and home.  

Billy is the main man at http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com and also runs "The Secret List" which isn't really secret, but does keep us up to date on firefighter close calls and worse.  It's sad to say that I get several emails from the Secret List each week, noting the line-of-duty death of yet another firefighter.  Billy's crusade is to make that a rare occurance.

Now it's time for some work...

Tree -

Where are you fighting fires? Northland way someplace I guess? Haven't had any good ones down this way of late. Just some burnt toast and the usual EMS runs.

LC

 

 

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Posted by bubbajustin on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:29 PM

Afternoon everyone.

School went well. It is a beautiful fall day here in Western Indiana. The farmers are in full attack mode when it comes to cutting beans. They haven’t been getting in till about 11:00PM. The DRYALL (grain dryer) caught fire last Saturday. The bearing got hot, and melted the fan belts in half. It then proceeded to fall down into the pan and catch fire. 4 other local VFD’s were on standby. And, us my local VFD got it put out in no time.

Have a good evening.

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Posted by Modelcar on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:09 PM

Oh, we're having a beautiful day here......Much warmer.  Now it's time to move outside and get some "outside" things done.  First mow.  Move some bagged gravel to where wife wants it.  We have it all around the house....No mud on brick when it rains.  Also, can put one wheel of tractor on gravel area and mow all the way around the house and no trimming required in that area.

So, must head out and get started.  To be warmer tomorrow too....

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:29 AM

Morning. Kinda sparse in here today.... 53 and cloudy in Carolina today. Paula, thanks for breakfast and everybody have a great day.

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Posted by cherokee woman on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:30 AM

tree68

Well, just got off the phone with the son.  After exchanging hellos with the granddaughter (I'm now "Papa," which comes through quite clearly), and a brief translation by the son that included 'baby', I find that my grandchild inventory will be increasing by 50% in June.  Too early to know much more, though that information may be available when I visit them for Thanksgiving.

Gonna keep Gramps busy, I guess.

 

Congratulations, Papa/Gramps!  That'll just be one more kiddo for you to spoil (by giving/showing them your love).  Also sending congrats to the proud parents-to-be.

Good Tuesday morning, everyone.  Well, for some reason, I woke up at 3:45 this morning, and couldn't go back to sleep.  (Didn't go to sleep that early last night, either).

Coffee, juices, hot chocolate, hot cider and hot water for hot tea are all ready to go, as well as milk, iced teas, lemonade, etc.

On the breakfast/warmer bar this morning:  bagels, bear claws, blueberry muffins, oatmeal, toast, cream of wheat, turkey bacon, pork sausage patties, scrambled eggs, biscuits & sausage gravy. 

Heads up to Randy,and anyone else driving along I-65:  They started working on the southbound lanes yesterday.  So you'll more than likely have some delays around the Metro area.

Think I'm going to fix me some breakfast, and enjoy it before I have to start getting ready for Tuesday Produce.  Everyone have a good morning, be safe and take care.

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:31 AM

Congtatulations, Larry. Pretty soon, you will have a train crew plus dispatcher. Regards to the parents.

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, October 19, 2009 5:33 PM

Well, just got off the phone with the son.  After exchanging hellos with the granddaughter (I'm now "Papa," which comes through quite clearly), and a brief translation by the son that included 'baby', I find that my grandchild inventory will be increasing by 50% in June.  Too early to know much more, though that information may be available when I visit them for Thanksgiving.

Gonna keep Gramps busy, I guess.

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, October 19, 2009 2:51 PM

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(Spending tonite and tomorrow night on the Delta King, twin to the Delta Queen, whilst running around in the California State RR Museum.).............

I hope you enjoy the Delta King as much as Ricki and I did a year and a half ago. Our only problem was that the taxi could not take us right to the door, and we had to walk down and back, which was not easy for Ricki since she was using a cane to help her get around. Aside from that, we enjoyed our stay--eating in the dining saloon, and sleeping in the small quarters. Our room was on the river side, and we saw some sea lions in the morning. I understand that when the two boats were in overnight service between Sacarmento and San Francisco, the cabins were even smaller (probably no private facilities).

As to the museum, you and the Boss Hen were able to walk back and to? Ricki and I have both enjoyed the museum; she especially enjoyed the CN sleeper that rocks back and forth, giving the impression of moving on rails. We walked over from the nearby Holiday Inn six years ago and, again, from the nearby Vagabond Executive Inn (I fear that bedbugs found us our second night there) two years ago.

You did find that the Delta King is a fast boat (fast to the dock, that is)?Smile 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, October 19, 2009 2:20 PM

afternoon

a beautiful autum day here in nw ohio.took care of the yardwork.I also looked at the downspouts.Seems some hornets want to try to make a nest in one for winter so I took care of that.The leaves are by no means done falling yet but it was great to be outside.Will get back outside once Matt gets his homework finished.Cw thanks for supper.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, October 19, 2009 11:46 AM

cherokee woman
Good Monday morning, everyone.  Well, I'm glad that three people were in here last night, at least the roast, etc., didn't go to waste and have to be thrown out this morning.

Don't throw it out, make cold roast beef sandwiches, and use the rest to make hash!

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Posted by cherokee woman on Monday, October 19, 2009 11:42 AM

Mudchicken, from what I heard on the local news this morning, the Belle will remain at the wharf, as they have quite a few 'parties' scheduled, and they'll just be "sitting on the river for river dining".  There hasn't, to the best of my recollection, been any mention of putting her in dry dock over in Jeff.  But I do wonder what is going to happen to the Great Steamboat Race on the Wednesday before Derby Day.  That was the second thing that popped into my mind, when I heard about the accident Saturday night.

For lunch today, I thought we'd have the following: 

1.  leftover roast, taters, carrots, etc. from yesterday

2.  Steak (country fried and broiled) w/steak fries, green beans or broccoli w/cheese sauce, corn, mac & cheese, homemade apple sauce, homemade biscuits w/beef or milk gravy and garden salad or Caesar salad

And for dessert, homemade oatmeal/raisin cookies

Hope you all enjoy, have a good afternoon, and see you later this afternoon.

 

 

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Posted by mudchicken on Monday, October 19, 2009 10:18 AM

locomutt

Cannonball, the Belle is still afloat, but probably out of service for the rest of the season. After the "accident", they cancelled today's cruise, and said she'd probably stay docked until next May. There were several injuries, all seemed to be minor; now damage to the boat; gonna need Several New Boards on the Sternwheel, not known right now about any other damage. The only thing coming out right now in the preliminary reports is that there were gusts of wind up to about 30mph while she was trying to make the turn; now whether or not she was just too close..........?  The Belle's Captain was at the wheel, bunch of years experience with the boat, and on the river.

Sorry to hear that.I wonder if she is gonna make a short cruise to Jeffboat in Jeffersonville, IN and go into drydock. Hopefully the Belle/Idlewild/GarbageScow isn't hurt too bad. There needs to be a way to get her and the Delta Queen out in the river racing again, maybe with the Natchez too? (Spending tonite and tomorrow night on the Delta King, twin to the Delta Queen, whilst running around in the California State RR Museum.).............

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, October 19, 2009 7:16 AM

Well, there.  The Vital Signs conference is over and I'm back at work.

It was a pretty good conference.  Came away with some good information and a few goodies from the display area.

For me the highlight was the Sunday keynote by Steve Berry, author of the "I'm not an Ambulance Driver" cartoon books.  Funny how a humorist, telling it like it is, can bring tears to your eyes (and not from laughing so hard, although that happened too).

On the way home I stopped in at the daughter's place for dinner and some time with my grandson.  He's about 5 months now but is already clearly looking forward to getting around on his own.  He likes to stand up (with assistance, of course) but has that look in his eye like "if I could just figure out this walking thing, I'd be gone!"  I've got a feeling that he'll be a handful for Mom and Dad when he does get mobile.

Kinda taught him a new game, too.  Draped his "burp" cloth over his head so it covered his face.  At first he was confused.  Then he figured out that he could pull it off himself, and - "peekaboo!"

Gotta love kids.

 

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, October 19, 2009 7:06 AM

morning

Matt is on time and on the bus.Going to be a good day this afternoon to rake and mow.Then later this week rake some more and more and more.Time for a nap.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Monday, October 19, 2009 6:48 AM

Goom Morng. 39 degrees and clear in Carolina this morning. It is supposed to hit 64 later and then 39 again tonight, with clear skies all the while. Paula, I haven't seen many entries on Adrians Facebook page lately, guess he is just busy. Thanks for breakfast, everybody take care and stay warm,

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Posted by cherokee woman on Monday, October 19, 2009 5:10 AM

Good Monday morning, everyone.  Well, I'm glad that three people were in here last night, at least the roast, etc., didn't go to waste and have to be thrown out this morning.

We have a current temp of 35 degrees here in Louisville this morning, with some more patchy frost this morning.  Should become a sunny day, with a high of 65 this afternoon, and into the 70s tomorrow (Tuesday).

Coffee, juices, hot chocolate, hot cider and hot water for tea are ready to go.

On the breakfast/warmer bar this morning:  bagels, bear claws, turkey bacon, oatmeal, toast, and various fresh fruits.

You all enjoy your breakfast, have a good morning, and take care.

 

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Posted by locomutt on Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:52 PM

Cannonball, the Belle is still afloat, but probably out of service for the rest of the season. After the "accident", they cancelled today's cruise, and said she'd probably stay docked until next May. There were several injuries, all seemed to be minor; now damage to the boat; gonna need Several New Boards on the Sternwheel, not known right now about any other damage. The only thing coming out right now in the preliminary reports is that there were gusts of wind up to about 30mph while she was trying to make the turn; now whether or not she was just too close..........?  The Belle's Captain was at the wheel, bunch of years experience with the boat, and on the river.

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Posted by switch7frg on Sunday, October 18, 2009 9:58 PM

CW; I will try to send some warm weather your way, Today was a 100deg. day down on the flat. We will have some warm cider & a piece of Dutch apple pie while you tell us if the Belle of LVL is still afloat  and no injuries to folks.

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Posted by rvos1979 on Sunday, October 18, 2009 9:20 PM

Wow, dead in here.  Well, just more of CW's good cooking to have.....

Off to bed, will have Monday Madness in the morning......

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Posted by cherokee woman on Sunday, October 18, 2009 12:19 PM

Sunday Dinner is ready, and on the warmer bar.  There's plenty of roast beef, taters, carrots, and to go with it:  green beans, corn, garden salad, and you have your choice of homemade-fresh-from-the-oven buttermilk biscuits or baked cornbead.  

Randy, it's good to know you made it safely, without too much trouble.

Has anyone heard anything from Adrian?  I know they're extremely busy over there in the Persian Gulf, and, even though I don't have any children, I worry about all those young men & women fighting over there, and other places where our military people are in harm's way (and the American contractors who are still over there,also).

I hope everyone is enjoying their day, and you all have a good afternoon.  Stay warm!

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Posted by bubbajustin on Sunday, October 18, 2009 12:14 PM

rvos1979

Okay, which one of you thought it was funny to turn on the snow machine in central PA Thursday?!?  I'm not ready for that stuff yet, Almost had an ice mix on top of Sandstone Mountain in West Virginia yesterday, as well.....

Anyway, about 50 degrees or so here in Effingham, IL, so got the truck washed this morning, and cleaned the inside. (note to self, clean more often, so towels don't turn black)  Camping out here for rest of weekend, then a short hop to St Elmo, IL to unload tomorrow. 

 

Speaking of the snow machine,

The clouds here in Western Indiana these past few days have looked mighty similar to snow clouds. But, 70’s next week, so I will have to wait a little longer for the white stuff.

Back from church and lunch. Took the back way home, and saw no rail action on the NS. Just the glowing red signals in the vicinity of Attica that dispatcher 13 always leaves on. Have a youth outing today. Will see you all later.

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Posted by rvos1979 on Sunday, October 18, 2009 12:05 PM

Okay, which one of you thought it was funny to turn on the snow machine in central PA Thursday?!?  I'm not ready for that stuff yet, Almost had an ice mix on top of Sandstone Mountain in West Virginia yesterday, as well.....

Anyway, about 50 degrees or so here in Effingham, IL, so got the truck washed this morning, and cleaned the inside. (note to self, clean more often, so towels don't turn black)  Camping out here for rest of weekend, then a short hop to St Elmo, IL to unload tomorrow. 

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Sunday, October 18, 2009 11:09 AM

Peace be with you! It was 41 degrees earlier in Carolina. Right now, it is 49 and the sun is shining in my window. I turned the heat on yesterday and it wouldn't come on. Wunnerful wunnerful! Managed to convince it otherwise and now we are snug as a bug in a rug. Wonder who coined that gem.... Anyway, we are set for winter now and looking forward to it.  Everyone take care and stay warm.

Tom

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:09 AM

good morning

Cw thanks for breakfast and supper tonight.Time to wake up Matt for Sunday school.We are starting below freezing this morning.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by cherokee woman on Sunday, October 18, 2009 5:29 AM

Good Sunday morning, everyone.  Nice and cold here in Louisville, with a current temp of 35 degrees.  But we're supposed to get up into the mid 50s by this afternoon.  We'll see.

Coffee, juices, hot chocolate, hot cider, and hot water for tea are ready.  On the breakfast/warmer bar this morning:  bagels, bear claws, turkey bacon, pork sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns or tater tots, oatmeal, grits, toast and several different flavors of muffins.

How does roast, taters & carrots sound for your Sunday Dinner today?  That's what we'll be having here in Louisville, and I thought I'd make it for in here also, if everyone agrees to having that.  Or, let me know what you would like to have, and I'll fix that for the Cafe/Diner.

Everyone have a good morning, be safe and take care, on whatever outings you have this morning, whether it's going to work, Church, train watching, etc.

 

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Posted by blhanel on Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:09 PM

GO IOWA!!!

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, October 17, 2009 6:51 PM

well the buckeyes derailed themselves at Purdue today.Matt and I did catch some bnsf pumpkins taking a powder river coal train back west.We also saw a big load going south on q 507 in deshler.Cw thanks for supper.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by Willy2 on Saturday, October 17, 2009 6:33 PM

Awww... the poor, poor Huskers lost the game. What a shame. Not. Sorry Mookie, I've just never been a fan of the Huskers.

A drunk driver got into a tangle with a BNSF train last night in Waverly, which is between Omaha and Lincoln. More info can be found here:

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/64671442.html

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Posted by cherokee woman on Saturday, October 17, 2009 5:18 PM

Yeah, playing pool again was fun.  The thing now, is to go find a cue stick to fit my small hands and stature.

Ryan, thanks for the recipe.  I may have to try that recipe out in here, and see how well everyone likes it.  Sounds pretty good to me.

 

Here's our Saturday Night Pizza Fest menu for tonight:

1.  Canadian bacon; 2.  Cheese w/extra cheese; 3.  Pepperoni/mushroom; 4.  Goetta; 5.  Hawaiian; 6.  Supreme; 7.  Italian Sausage calzones.

And for dessert, there's plenty of apple pie left from Larry's birthday yesterday.  Or, if you all wish, we could pop popcorn later on, and have popcorn w/hot apple cider, or maybe some chocolate milk.

 

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