How did you get interested in foreign trains?
I made $13.75 an hour in 1983. That could be part of the problem.
We have EVERYTHING set up to be paid by credit card. Never late and we get cash back on everything! I thought about getting a stash of cash to have on hand before Captain Trips went on the rampage, but never got it done. Just as well, we have used cash one time since the middle of March.
I've lost really good jobs three times in my life. Twice, a move to another state was required to pull myself up. I have always managed to land on my feet and I've never looked back! When I was young and still crapping green, an older co-worker gave me some advice that I never forgot and that came in extremely useful many times in my life.
I was 21 yrs old and was working as a welder building a dragline for a local coal mine. We were sitting around at break time and were talking about jobs. Al Milan looked at me and said "Kid, let me give you a little advice". I looked at him and asked what that would be. He stared me straight in the eye and with all the sincerity that anyone could muster, he told me "Anytime someone wants to show you how to do something or take the time to teach you..........SHUT UP AND PAY ATTENTION! YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT WILL COME IN HANDY!"
I took that advice to heart and NEVER passed up the chance to learn all I could about my job or often times somebody else's job. And let me tell you..................It PAID OFF SEVERAL TIMES!!!! There have been several times where just knowing a little bit more gave me the edge that got me hired over the others applying for the same job.
I haven't always been the best at what I did. But when I wasn't, I worked my tail off to change that! Even then, I still may not have been the best, but I wasn't too shabby!
So, yes Louis, I agree! Hard work and perseverance do pay off. Oh, and a little...............OK, sometimes a lot, of luck helps!
I am so sorry to hear that. There are no words that can make you feel better, but time will ease the pain.Sadly I must announce that Fluffy, our male cat of six years, was found dead in the middle of the front yard this afternoon. Thankfully he did not pass on underneath the house or train shed. RIP Fluffy!
How did you get interested in foreign trains?
Willie, My wife and I have the same problem. It's my fault, I still cook like all the kids are here. That combined with the fact I went hungry so many times as a kid. I always had leftovers when the kids were home. I just don't like not having food left over from dinner, I can't help myself!
I'm going to borrow another of your ideas! I don't have any problems with leftovers. I'm a master of leftovers and the beagles take care of any meat we can't eat. But It's always good to find new ways to preserve the quality of leftovers, thank you!
Dang- The termites are swarming! Happy Birthday, BOB!
LOUIS - We could have had a grand ole time. I have wondered many times how my life might have turned out had I stuck with the baseball? I had the eye of a couple scouts from Milwaukee and the Dodgers! Still dream of it on occasion.
For the next portion of the shut-in - I want to request a change of scenery ... is it possible to make this request? Something by the seashore would be preferred.
Yeah, I have the same issue. Only problem is no kids to blame it on. I blame it on cooking from my childhood. Never knew which of my siblings would bring friends home for supper, errr... to join us at supper time. Don’t want any misconstrued perception of cannibalism in my past.Mike, that is so true, somethings are just better the next day. My problem is I over make everything!
2344 does have a little red showing in places. There's some on the air filter intake grill and just in front of the radiator grills. One of the prototype photos I used for reference:Those are some of the absolutely best looking models I've seen. Very good posing!!! Only way they could have been better was if they were Blackbirds or painted Chinese Red!
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