Hello from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by a2k78, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. a2k78

    a2k78 Newbie

    I joined this site a couple of days ago but didn't have time to say hello. Well, I'm stuck in my house for curfew so what a better time? I bought a widebody GOSM last week and have already put it to use. I'm an engineer so I can't wait to do my own modifications! Anyhow, hello and thanks for having such a great site.
  2. aussiemick

    aussiemick Meat Mopper

    Hey Mate, welcome to the smf. STop by the chat sometime lotsa friendly folk in there

  3. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! Curfew!?!? You in the mess in Iowa?
  4. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF from another Iowan.....I'm just a short hop west of you in Tama. Been watching all the mess you guys are dealing with in CR and Iowa City.....keeping fingers crossed that this week will stay pretty dry so some of this dang water can go away!

    Hope you are doing OK over there, and we're glad to have you on board here.

  5. a2k78

    a2k78 Newbie

    Big mess. I have to show my license in order to get to my house. Once I am there, I have to stay there after 8:00 pm and can't leave until 7:00 am. If I'm not at my house to let them in during the inspection, they will kick my door in to gain access.
  6. a2k78

    a2k78 Newbie

    So are you on the other side of the Iowa River? Have you avoided any flooding?
  7. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to SMF from neighbor from mn, great people on this site looking to help one another. share some smokes with qview!!!
  8. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Holy cow batman!
    I hope everything chills there soon....we will be praying for you....
  9. a2k78

    a2k78 Newbie

    I appreciate all prayers. When you are in your home grabbing everything of value you sort of jump to this whole new level of faith. It's totally undescribable when you see it sucking up and destroying your neighbor but skipping you. I have yet to get my mind wrapped around it.
  10. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard and hang in there. It's not fun but as someome who has been in some situations, it could always be worse. I know that's not helping but perspective is a lot in a bad situation.
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, and congrats on the GOSM. Your smoker won't need a whole lot of mods... but it makes it fun!
  12. a2k78

    a2k78 Newbie

    You are absolutely right. I need to just take a deep breath and be thankful for what I have. It could be so much worse.
  13. rickandtaz

    rickandtaz Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Hey A2K78! I hope things are getting better up there for ya. We may work for the same company. The guys up there have sent down lots of pictures and videos, unbeleiveable. I hope your house is ok. You're going to enjoy the forum, lots of freindly and knowedgeable people here.
  14. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    A2K78, Hope everone is OK and everyone will get back to normalcy soon. Our Guard Unit got activated Sat. to help out. Good Luck
  15. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The Iowa river runs just south of town...we can't leave town that way because it's flooded. They built a barrier to keep water out of town after '93, so Tama is basically dry. It's still a trick to get around tho.....lot of roads closed yet.

  16. dmack

    dmack Smoke Blower

    Hey, welcome to the site. Another Iowan here. Will be praying for all those that are affected by the floods. I'm lucky over here in Huxley. Haven't had the trouble. By the way I am a new owner of a gosm. I have had a great time with the mods. When I get one done I'm looking to the next one I can do. Enjoy. You being an engineer, I am looking forward to hearing about your mods. I'm always looking to tweak more.

  17. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf...............Glad to have you here..................
  18. agmeyer

    agmeyer Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Welcome from Sedalia, MO. I just talked to another Ex-Marine at Tama, IA and he said it looked tough in Cedar Rapids. I used to drive through there a lot. Stay dry and Happy Smoke Rings and tell those Indians no more Rain Dancing.
  19. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  20. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.

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