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Question for those on the NS train
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SteveB    Posted 09-13-2002 at 05:38:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been lurking here for a while now and know there are a number of you that quit smoking after July 4th weekend and was wondering how you were making out? I quit (again) on Monday and was wondering if it will get any easier. Never smoked at work so that's not a problem but when I get home the frustration/irritation level feels like it's about to explode. I have no problem keeping busy, currently putting up fence around 5 acres, but when something doesn't go right, stay out of my way!


EIEIO    Posted 09-13-2002 at 06:18:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I quit also way back when. It has been a few months but it seems like way back when! I still miss that morning smoke something fierce. I even thought about rolling up hay in newspaper and smoking that. I have now gotten on an ice cream binge. I can walk without having to breathe like I am on my death bed, the smeller is better, don't know if that is good or bad when I am downwind from the pig pen. I cut back on my coffee.

My problem is if I saw a fresh smoke laying on the ground would I pick it up, light it and smoke it? I cannot truthfully answer that question so I know the craving is still there.

One of the NS train riders - good old Scooterhead is missing in action so if you hear from him let us know. We figure, at least ger does, that he and Hogman have been hiding out with S----y and S---y. They better get back or I am telling Mrs. Hogman!

Good Luck to you!


Les...fortunate    Posted 09-13-2002 at 05:58:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't know you could take a train to Nova Scotia.
Seriously, I haven't seen anything posted for a while. I haven't had one since Feb 25 of this year and it does get easier but I'm not sure if it will ever go away. I quit once for 3 years and then started again. Hope it's for good this time.


Grove r    Posted 09-13-2002 at 07:33:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mornin', Les, Steve, EO, It does get easier as time goes on,....but, like everything, the memory still remains, and, unfortunatly, in this case, it is the GOOD memories that linger......like EI says, the one in the morning with coffee, and the one after a meal.....or the one when you are pondering a situation......During my smoking carreer, I got hooked on cigars, fifteen or more a day......boy, were they good! didn't realy matter what brand, as long as they had the plastic tip to free up my hands......found that the budget wouldn't quite support that habit, so went back to cigaretts.....took awhile before I could get a decent smoke out of one!! An interesting annecdote; had a dream the other nite that I started smoking, again, cigars, no less!!! go figure......thing is, cigarett smoke realy bothers me now, which I deem is a good thing...!

On the train to Nova Scotia issue; Via Rail is planing on a service to that province with their "Skimmer Special".....is suggested that a hundred miles of straight track prior, to water contact, will give the speed needed to keep the train afloat till rail contact on the far shore. so far, fifteen trains have been lost in the experimental phase of the studies, leading engineers to believe Via is actualy trying to "bridge" the water problem. have a gooder, R.E.L.


ger    Posted 09-13-2002 at 09:02:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
grove r , i hate to try an correct you cause your usually right , but in this case i would suspect the reason your incorrect is all the stuff you d smoked, lol now being from that part of the world an havin family still in nova scotia i know that they can actually walk from new brunswick into nova scotia , yes yes i know we think we can actually walk on water, but in realitly there is a land bridge connecting the two provinces,however what you said was true only it was from nova scotia to newfoundland, joey smallwood an the powers that be from the centre of the universe ( bobs country) thought this up years ago, its been goin on for sometime,the people in newfoundland think their lovedones are out in albetra working in the tar sands, but in realility their on that train still somewhere between n.s an nfld.but what brought all this up again is the fad of snowmobile skimming, they ( the powers that be again)figure if you can skim a snowmobile across a lake you should be able to do the same on the ocean between n.s an nfld.with a train an the experminet goes on , now you know why newfoundland is a have not province . later ger


Grove r    Posted 09-13-2002 at 10:13:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry about that Ger......I stand corrected....so seldom I'm right, and I'm wrong again!! It should have been Newfoundland, Les's post threw me off there a bit....sorry Les, should have read your post a little closer......

On the snowmobile on water thing....just this past week, about sixty or so miles north east of here, a man was drowned while in the process of this "sport" on Gosling lake.....they figure he tried to turn or something and went down, no life jacket, divers found his body the day before yesterday! Must have been a lot of fun....!!! Have a gooder, R.E.L.


ger    Posted 09-13-2002 at 13:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi grove r , yes i seen where that was on the calgary news but didn, t know they had found him. theres a bunch that do that down here on the lakes too they don,t pack life jackets cause the jackes take up their beer room, so they say, i guess this is another of the so called extreme sports , i haven,t figured out if they get such a high from this why do they need all that booze too. later ger


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