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    anybody else living in inner des moines becoming extremely annoyed at the train tootn' their horns at midnight! .... not just at midnight tonight but i was waken up 3 times earlier this week ..... like honestly y do they feel the need to do that at inconvient hours of the night .... some people work early in the morning .... children are trying to sleep .... dogs start to bark at it ....and so on .... ok its over .... thats all


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    Re: RANT!

    Quote Originally Posted by StormnClone58 View Post
    anybody else living in inner des moines becoming extremely annoyed at the train tootn' their horns at midnight! .... not just at midnight tonight but i was waken up 3 times earlier this week ..... like honestly y do they feel the need to do that at inconvient hours of the night .... some people work early in the morning .... children are trying to sleep .... dogs start to bark at it ....and so on .... ok its over .... thats all
    If you were a "real" Lakers and Dodgers fan like I am, you'd be up at midnight anyway checking the scores...especially during playoff time...


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    thats y i watched the lakers blow it and then proceeded to watch a movie after i saw the dodgers were down 6 in the 5th .... great night sports wise for me as well


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    Re: RANT!

    I can't I live in Inner Des Moines but I have lived in building 11 of Fredricksen court on the South end of it - aka I watched the trains going by at midnight and 1 and 2 and 3 in the morning (and whatever times in between), I got used to it.

    Grant you they didn't use their horns because they went over a bridge, they were just loud as they went by. Or stopped. Or started moving again.

    Got pretty used to it when I lived 1 street over from the railroad tracks in Robins too...

    *shrugs* Atleast the F-18's don't fly over head at night for the most part where I am now... I probally wouldn't be as ok with them. They're rather loud when they're flying low over your apartment


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    Quote Originally Posted by StormnClone58 View Post
    thats y i watched the lakers blow it and then proceeded to watch a movie after i saw the dodgers were down 6 in the 5th .... great night sports wise for me as well
    Well, if there's any consolation, the Lakers nearly scored 100 with Farmar and Vucakdjflsic going 0-fer...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    I can't I live in Inner Des Moines but I have lived in building 11 of Fredricksen court on the South end of it - aka I watched the trains going by at midnight and 1 and 2 and 3 in the morning (and whatever times in between), I got used to it.

    Grant you they didn't use their horns because they went over a bridge, they were just loud as they went by. Or stopped. Or started moving again.

    Got pretty used to it when I lived 1 street over from the railroad tracks in Robins too...

    *shrugs* Atleast the F-18's don't fly over head at night for the most part where I am now... I probally wouldn't be as ok with them. They're rather loud when they're flying low over your apartment

    who's wheatie's you pee in to get that kind of treatment .... but in all seriousness i'd say i'm just not use to it yet ... esp living on the suburbs of dsm for most of my life ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Well, if there's any consolation, the Lakers nearly scored 100 with Farmar and Vucakdjflsic going 0-fer...
    thats always a positive .... also utah plays very well at home .... but i was really looking forward to them taking the sweep and getting a little rest before dealing with the hornets or the spurs ....


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    Try living on a military base that specializes on fighter jets...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    Try living on a military base that specializes on fighter jets...
    sounds like fun! ..... ever try ear plugs or listening to music with ear buds ... unfortunately i sleep on my side/ear down so both are of no use to me ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    Try living on a military base that specializes on fighter jets...
    I grew up on an Air Force Base that housed the D.C. Air National Guard - a.k.a. F-16s up all the time

    I now live right next to a Navy base (I can see it from the path to the beach) that does aircraft testing and test pilot training, and am in a flight path they use when taking off...

    Oh and they do catapult launches and traps on the runway as well sometimes... (aka taking off and landing with engines throttled up high)

    First thing I noticed when I moved to Iowa was how quiet it was compared to Andrews.

    First thing I noticed when I got down to Pax was how much I'd forgotten how loud a fighter can be


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    Quote Originally Posted by StormnClone58 View Post
    sounds like fun! ..... ever try ear plugs or listening to music with ear buds ... unfortunately i sleep on my side/ear down so both are of no use to me ...

    Get a soft pillow and an ear plug. Pillow takes care of one ear/ear plug of the other


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    ok, try sleeping on an aircraft carrier for 10 months where your balls jiggle with every landing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    ok, try sleeping on an aircraft carrier for 10 months where your balls jiggle with every landing...

    Ok, I conceed


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    Re: RANT!

    My wife and I bought our current, Iowa house, because it was right on final for the local airport. She's a pilot, and I'm a certified aircraft mechanic, so we both like the noise.

    We will wake up when the aircraft are overhead, and sleepily discuss who it sounds like, and how well they run the throttles in the glide path, and fall back asleep.

    We also work in the yard on weekend and grade approaches and landings of aircraft.

    It's kind of like heaven for both of us.

    Where we live now, is on one approach to a bombing range, so the fighter-bombers tend to either scream in hot, or make their hard turn over our house. We had a Eurofighter come in at around 100 feet, balls to the wall last month right over our house.

    Dang, I miss flying....


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    Re: RANT!

    In case you didn't know, they are required to honk the horn at all railroad crossings by federal law.

    The Train Horn Rule
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