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Joe Handley

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  • Location We-Go, Chitown, Ill
  • Full Name Billy Joe

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  1. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby made my day   

    Just picked up a 1 and 2 mm pen with a sale priced AMT '41 Plymouth kit and used the coupon on one of the pens while I was at it.
  2. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Post office scam!!!   

    There is always the possibility that the package may not arrive with the same dimensions in left with. Don't know how many times I saw boxes come in to the stores I worked for that said things like FRAGILE and DO NOT BEND, that were crunched up, torn, folded in the middle, ect.
  3. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby made my day   

    Yeah, not sure which is a bigger pain, them being closed on Sundays, or the store that was 2 minutes from where my office now is closed up and moved a couple towns over to a location that the traffic is a PITA to deal with, or then there is the store that is in the opposite direction from home and work, down the road from the HTU I used to work for.......that is also a PITA to get to.
  4. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby made my day   

  5. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw a mid 80's Chevette last night, a nice looking dark red, with tinted tail lights.......not exactly safe on that little car.
  6. Joe Handley added a post in a topic R.I.P. Erin Moran :(   

    Seems that way for a lot of child stars, it's a shame, and hard to know if it's the studio, the parents, or the culture surrounding them that is to blame.
  7. Joe Handley added a post in a topic R.I.P. Erin Moran :(   

    I Read that this morning too, it's a shame that she is at gone, but as Henry Winkler said, at least she has found peace.
  8. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Balancing (too many?) hobbies/life?   

    Problem for the whole family has to do more with Mom and her medical issues, Dad pretty much takes care of her and when we're not working and she and her BF don't have plans, we're helping him. Between work, bronchitis, and now her, I haven't picked up anynof my model projects in a while and my R/Cs haven't hardly turned a wheel at all in a couple of years or more.
  9. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Dust Masks for Sanding?   

    I Was hoping you would chime in Bill, Thank You!    I had wondered about the respirator for the sanding too, although sitting on the back step of the house sounds like a good idea too. With my work hours for now, going and visiting Mom at the nursing home she will be going back into tomorrow (luckily for only 2-3 weeks) can only be done on the weekends, I'll need to do things to kill time between getting done eating dinner and going to bed.
  10. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Dust Masks for Sanding?   

    I Had thought that some of it from the past couple years was solder fumes, but considering I've picked up an iron once in the last 10 months, that's what made me think there is a chance of cronic bronchitis might be a possibility.  I will say this too, after reading what I did on the subject, now I know why smokers kinda want to punch people who constantly tell them to quick smoking.  Seemed like every paragraph I read started with "quit smoking", I rarely smoke tires and r/c electronic gear let alone anything else and it was starting to piss me off, of course, I was tired, sick, it was 1:30-2:00am and I couldn't sleep because of the med's side effects, so that likely didn't help.
    Oh, I did talk to one of the women taking care of Mom at the hospital to see if she had any suggestions, she did tell me her Dad uses ones for construction that are "Tee-Pee" shaped to keep crud out of his lungs.
  11. Joe Handley added a topic in General   

    Dust Masks for Sanding?
    Has anybody used dust masks while sanding and doing other bodywork on their models?  After getting brochitis a couple weeks back, with the thought I may have had it the last 2 springs and then reading about cronic bronchitis while on meds and not being able to sleep, I got to thinking that using a mask of some sort to protect my lungs from plastic and filler dust from now in might not be a bad idea.  Anybody do this and/or can suggest what to use?
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  12. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Thanks again, if I heard Dad right, she might end up back in the nursing home she had spent time in prior in the last couple years. It's a haul to get there compared to the hospital she is in right now (a whole 3 miles from home), but it too is a good place.
  13. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Thanks, the hospital she is in is a good one (and not far from home, and now work!).  This had been a bit of a crazy weekend too. Between being up late and early to help Dad with Mom the morning before she ended up.in the hospital, I got a hair cut, car washed and filled up, went to the C.A.R.S. club meeting on Saturday, spent much of the early morning Sunday at the hopital with the parents, went home, got a few hours of sleep and the went to the vistitation of another customer from the HTU I worked at that died the morning after Harry, then went and filled the car up again (both the club meeting and visitation were decent hauls), then went home and changed beforw going back to the hospital for a few hours (that also included naps for Mom, Dad, and Myself while there, lol).  I'd go to Harry's visitation, since he also had shopped in the HTU I worked at, but the schedule at my new place of work has kinda gotten in the way.
  14. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Mom is already feeling better now that the have some antibiotics in her and some hospital bed rest!
  15. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Mom is back in the hospital, again, some of it is likey the longstanding problems she has been suffering from, some might be from the bronchitis she caught from me a couple weeks back.