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posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 05:35 AM
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a reply to: Night Star
I just noticed my phone changed uplifting to upright! HAHAHA Too funny. Well I guess you understood what I meant.

LOVE the kitty!!! Mine would just flop over if I did that.




posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:14 AM
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Good morning Family!

I am horrified to admit this, but just "logging in" to the site gave me tremendous anxiety. I have been living in a self induced isolation for a while now, and am trying to break myself out.
(Also been lurking lately, and missing you all painfully.)

I saw the new short story contest and decided to try my hand at writing again. It's been a while since I wrote anything (and I've missed that too).

This is my take on the contest. A Shed-style "Christmas Carol" theme (with the "ghost of Christmas past")...written as "T'was the Night Before Christmas". (Oh...and a touch of "It's a Wonderful Life"...lol)
It's not contest worthy, but I thought it could be my icebreaker for coming home.
(story in next post)...



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

Night Before Christmas/Christmas Carol (SCC2016)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the Shed,
Not a creature was stirring...it's like they were dead

Likely drunk and passed out on the party room floor
So I crept down the hall, put my hand on the door

It was empty, they must have all gone off to bed
Which was weird because NOBODY slept in The Shed

Finding Sophie was futile...damn ungrateful furball
Had gone on a bender with Chip the pink gerbil

When down by the kitchen arose such a clatter
"Someone's here!" I exclaimed, running off pitter patter

I got to the kitchen...then felt all my blood drain
As I came face to face with a dragon in chains

The beast gave a growl and a menacing glare
"I'm a ghost from your past with a message to share."

"You've been quite a Grinch this year jacy, tis true...
So this is what life would be like without you."

Then the Shed turned to ashes and fell to the ground
"Yeah there IS no Shed here...if you weren't around."

"And your friends, your Shed-family found a new game..."
Then he belched a smoke circle and called them by name

When a vision appeared of them all having fun
Eating donuts and drinking egg nog and spiced rum

"Cuz YOU don't exist!" dragon bellowed at me
Then slowly I nodded..."Okay, now I see."

Standing cold in the dirt by a rundown old shack
Jacy wanted to just get her family back

"I'm sorry I said that I don't want to live!
I don't mean it, I still have so much love to give!"

And then in a twinkling, I was back in my bed
With a helluva headache...a heart full of dread

As I drew back the covers and put feet on the floor
A man in a red suit ran right past my door

He was dressed all in fur, which would make Sophie mad
But he tossed me a donut so he can't be all bad

Then he filled all the stockings, left gifts by the tree
When he finished he turned back and stood facing me

His eyes how they twinkled! His mouth formed a grin
"Are we all back to normal?" is what I asked him

He winked as he lit up a stump of a pipe
"I dunno are you done with that self-pity tripe?"

"Yes I am and I'm sorry..." I nodded and said
"Well that's good to hear jacy, now go back to bed."

As he went to the chimney I lingered a bit
"Don't watch me" he said, "I'm not sure that I'll fit!"

He really was quite a plump jolly old elf
"Is he related to Night Star?" I did ask myself

Then using his magic, "flit-poof" up he went
And all that was left was his pipe smokey scent

But I heard him exclaim, as he flew from the Shed
" Hey! PM me sometime...user name is Big Red!

*squishy hugs* jacy xoxo



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

I am just popping in to say hello to one of my favorite people, stop being a stranger.

You can still be strange however.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:21 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: jacygirl

I am just popping in to say hello to one of my favorite people, stop being a stranger.

You can still be strange however.



Damn you!! I was trying to log off and you caught me!!

I'm sorry, I truly am. I'm trying.
I will be back later...just taking baby steps (but I know they're in the right direction).
Love you still.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

No problem Mommy of Dragons, take your time.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: jacygirl
Good morning Family!

I am horrified to admit this, but just "logging in" to the site gave me tremendous anxiety. I have been living in a self induced isolation for a while now, and am trying to break myself out.
(Also been lurking lately, and missing you all painfully.)...


Hi Jacy!

Yes! I identify so much with this.
I've been trying to get back on too.
What the hell is wrong with us? lol

Love you.
Don't give up.
You're not alone.

I LOVED your poem and missed your writing.
Come back soon!

Lots of love and squishy hugs.

love

bug

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posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl
Oh sweetie! It is so awesome to see you again! [[[HUGS]]] I can’t tell you how much you have been missed!!!! Your story was amazing!!!!! The Shed just isn’t The Shed without you! Take your time, we are all here patiently waiting. And you NEVER have to apologize for anything, ever. We are family and that is what counts down at the core. We’ve kept your chair dusted, clean, and waiting.

a reply to: BugWhisperer
OMGosh to what do my wondering eyes does appear!!!! Oh what a wonderful morning this is!!! Everything I said above to Jacy applies to you to Gail. We are always here waiting until you are both ready.
To BOTH: Be prepared to get knocked over with Love, we have missed you both sooo much!!!!


And a good Monday morning to everyone else out there!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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Morning Jess my love!!


Goooooooooooooooooooooooood morning Sheddians!!!!

I take it everyone is "loving" this new Monday morning just twenty days before Christmas. Hard to believe it's just twenty days until Christmas and twenty six days until 2017. Where has this year gone to?

Got some much needed railfanning done down around the Tri-State area yesterday along Norfolk Southern and at Russell Yard on CSX. Hadn't been down on the former Norfolk & Western Railway in months. After getting up at 4AM yesterday, myself and a friend of mine made a decision to go down and spend a few hours to watch some trains after we got a heads up on an empty grain train heading towards Columbus and points north.

A few minutes before the empty grain train passed by us. Our first train of the day showed up as time freight #189 heads west with a decent sized train in tow. Apologies for the crappy shot but this was taken from the video of it.


After hearing the "leader desk" talking to a train somewhere in the area about problems with the Positive Train Control on their lead unit. We knew that our next train was stopped somewhere and about to make it's way towards our location. So, once we figured out where this train was stopped at. We realized that we had an eastbound coming our way but there was just one problem. The train that we were waiting on was on its way and closing in on us after we heard the dispatcher talking to it down around milepost NA50.00 advising them of possibly being stopped due to a train stopped ahead of them.

Eastbound ethanol train 64D thunders through Coal Grove, Ohio after stopping to resolve an issue with its lead unit.


If you guys really want to know just about how screwed we were when the ethanol train went by. No sooner than his ass end got up under the two bridges in the background. Our main target for the day came into view with not a moment to spare. Rolling towards a stop and a crew change at Star Yard in Portsmouth. A former Indiana Railroad locomotive leads empty grain train 41N along the Kenova District as it wastes no time heading west through Coal Grove.



Once we got that one and saw that a friend of ours was running a train on the CSX side of the Ohio River. We decided to head up towards Ceredo to see if we could get him bringing his train into the interchange with Kanawha River Terminal. After missing him dropping his train off. We moved on down to the former Norfolk & Western bridge that crosses over the town of Kenova and the former Chesapeake & Ohio mainline. While there, I checked to see if there were any heads up on the Central Ohio Railfan group on Facebook that I'm on. Saw that ethanol train 64A was coming towards Columbus the night before and no sooner than I read it, I heard, "64A clear Ironton east main one" on the radio. So after making a very QUICK decision on what to do. We were off to Neal, West Virginia, just south of Kenova by about four miles, to get it coming by and to record the horn.

Heading for a crew change at Williamson for the run over to Bluefield and beyond. Eastbound ethanol train 64A cruises through Neal with a pair of Union Pacific units for power.



After getting those trains, we decided to head over towards the yard at Russell, Kentucky to meet up with a friend of ours after he got off from bringing his train in. As we were coming down into the town of Russell. We passed the train that our friend had brought in after he had stopped at the east end of town. Seen slowly making its way towards a crew change. A loaded coal train slinks its way through the interlocking at RU Cabin and onto the Passenger Main Line.


Got a nice little hello as he went by.


What a better way to start off a Monday than with some Led Zeppelin?

edit on 5-12-2016 by gimmefootball400 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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Good morning LoveBug!!! Hope today finds you well. Love all the pictures and videos.

Unfortunately work is not going as well as The Shed this morning...can someone hide me? LOL



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

Sorry that your day is going to utter crap Jess.
There's an extra closet down stairs full of wine if that will work!



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

It's fantastic Jacy!


Don't forget to enter it in the contest proper...

Or, are you trying to build the suspense perhaps?

((hugs))



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

Oh Martin thank you so much!
It means so much to me to hear you say that.

I'm truly honored by yours and everyone's friendship here.

Love the gif!

Hugs and love!

Gail



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Wow!

Tom just read me this.
It's so beautiful.

I've been wanting to say to you and everyone here how much you to mean to me.
(Finally got Tom to help me post.)

Your friendship means the world to me.
And I'm truly honored I can call you my friend.

With tons of love.

Gail



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 09:32 AM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: gimmefootball400
Good morning LoveBug!!! Hope today finds you well. Love all the pictures and videos.
Unfortunately work is not going as well as The Shed this morning...can someone hide me? LOL


Sorry Jess that your day sucks so far! You say the word and I can be there in no time!

Speed limits mean nothing to me!

Mwahahahah...



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Hey Ms. Chirp!!

Speed limits may not matter to you but the Tennessee Highway Patrolman, the Virginia State Trooper, or the West Virginia State Trooper may say otherwise.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: gimmefootball400
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Hey Ms. Chirp!!

Speed limits may not matter to you but the Tennessee Highway Patrolman, the Virginia State Trooper, or the West Virginia State Trooper may say otherwise.



Bahahaha!


Hiya Gimmee!!!!

I fear them not!




posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird
a reply to: gimmefootball400
Thanks guys! You made my morning



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

Damn Pixie dust gets everywhere, look - my eyes are watering up!
I hope I don't slip in the puddle as I do my happy dance!




Welcome home. Your story rocked btw!

G



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: BugWhisperer

ROFL - Oh my!

A Jacy AND a Gail in the one visit!!!

Well, there's just one thing for it...

ANOTHER happy dance!



Then a quick lie down from all the excitement!!!

What a lovely surprise!!!



Gx



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