Saturday coffee 6-27-09

Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:05 am

Good day! Hot coffee on the stove, muffins will be done in a few minutes. Is this the last Sat before the 4th? Do they have a 4th in Canada> Sure do! They have a 3rd & a 5th too. HA! Ohhh, I kill me. Yesterday I turned 55.Wow.... what trip so far! I hope the ride's only half over.

What do they call the day after two days of rain? Monday!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:38 am

Freddy wrote:Good day! Yesterday I turned 55.Wow.... what trip so far! I hope the ride's only half over.

What do they call the day after two days of rain? Monday!


Happy (late) birthday Freddy! :partyhat: :rimshot: :happy: :band: :bighug: :junmp: :jawdrop:
55 Wow, you have six years on me....

Lets hope we can get through this rain and bad weather pattern. If its not raining, we get lots of fog.
Thanks for the coffee.
Eddie
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:48 am

Freddy has taken a side job as a comedian. A little humor in the morning is a good thing though. I'm not much of a morning person, so the little jokes help some. Happy birthday Freddy. :partyhat:

Jeff
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:48 am

55.....I can't drive 55 !!!!!!!!!! They even wrote a song for you! Better take some time today and pick out the plot!!
You have enough coal for 20 years, so no rush yet. You sure won't be freezing to death, that's for sure.
Blueberry muffins I assume...yuuuummmmmmm! Sun is out again, two days in a row....we must have appeased the rain Gods for a few days! Enjoy it.....and go out and do something nice for someone who may be older that us,
sicker than us, less fortunate than we are, or someone who might like some company for no special reason at all!

:D ;) :shock:
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Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:26 am

Happy Birthday, Freddy! :rockon: You are only as old as you feel! :D

We had a bad past couple days. Wife's Outback died in the middle of the highway, and had to get towed to mechanics. Mechanic changed radiator, and sais "Your good to go. $500 please". I just drove the car 5 miles last nite, and it overheated again! :mad: :mad: :mad: . Now we are reading that Subaru had head gasket problems for that model year '97. Do I take the car back to the same mechanic, or to the dealer, to get a new head gasket????

Sorry for ranting, we are both REALLY pissed. I have been laid off for 9 months now, and didn't even have the last $500 to pay for the radiator. Had to use the plastic card. :mad2:
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:48 am

Morning to all... but it's night time for me. No coffee right now, just finished the first midnight shift for this swing.

Freddy - you've beet me getting to 55 by 33 days :D We've been getting some amount of rain pret-near daily. We made it a whole day but the dust was rising so I was glad to it rained another 1/4"- again.

Chris - sorry to hear about the car problems. Lay offs all over, my son lost his job a week after Easter.
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:03 am

Ohhh. Chris, that rots. I'm sorry to hear your Subaru is giving you grief. Maybe my next door neighbor will give you this car to get you by. He's got $172 in it so far...and that includes the trailer!. Big race tonight pays $1,200 to the winner. He's got high hopes!
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:28 am

DVC500 at last wrote:Happy Birthday, Freddy! :rockon: You are only as old as you feel! :D

We had a bad past couple days. Wife's Outback died in the middle of the highway, and had to get towed to mechanics. Mechanic changed radiator, and sais "Your good to go. $500 please". I just drove the car 5 miles last nite, and it overheated again! :mad: :mad: :mad: . Now we are reading that Subaru had head gasket problems for that model year '97. Do I take the car back to the same mechanic, or to the dealer, to get a new head gasket????

Sorry for ranting, we are both REALLY pissed. I have been laid off for 9 months now, and didn't even have the last $500 to pay for the radiator. Had to use the plastic card. :mad2:


Yes there were head gasket problems that era. the squealer witt hit you $650 or so for just the head gaskets. chances are there is more matainance work also. but there is a positive test for the head gasket leakage, a block test. it is a blue fluid that is used in a tube device that is held over the open radiator. the air in the radiator is sampled thru this fluid and it will change color to yellow in the presence of carbon dixode. that is proof that exhaust gas is passing by the head gasket thus causing overheating. The thermostat could be the problem also. If the car is in good shape in other departments I am sure its worth fixing as they can go forever.....


P.S. Happy B-day Freddy!!!
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:43 am

Freddy wrote:Ohhh. Chris, that rots. I'm sorry to hear your Subaru is giving you grief. Maybe my next door neighbor will give you this car to get you by. He's got $172 in it so far...and that includes the trailer!. Big race tonight pays $1,200 to the winner. He's got high hopes!


$1200 to win!?!?! I spent two seasons running from Lee to Flemington with a guy for at best $500 to win. And we never won. :D

Lots of fun, lots of work. I'm just glad I wasn't paying the bills!
jpete
 
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Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:15 am

Not much going on around here; I sanded a redwood deck over three weeks ago and have not been able to apply the finish for the customer yet! It needs 48 hrs. to cure.
My ex girlfriend called yesterday and was so sweet. Oh boy maybe I'll get some...Then; "I want you to fix the leak in my Mustang Convertible."
I asked her if she has a boyfriend. "Maybe....."
I asked her why don't you get your boyfriend to do it.
"I...don't have a man in my life, that can fix things..."
Wimmen...

Have some coal to transfer to the shed. Kind of ironic that I put it in a split oil tank! I wonder if the btu's are equivalent.
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:34 am

:happy: brother!
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:59 am

Dann757 wrote:Have some coal to transfer to the shed. Kind of ironic that I put it in a split oil tank! I wonder if the btu's are equivalent.


I vote that pic, the best coal-picture for the year! Too Funny! :D :clap:
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:03 am

Oh, I forgot to mention, we went to No. 9 mine yesterday. Chris gives a pretty good tour! I suggest anyone who hasn't been there, to visit, but take your waterproof baseball cap when you walk thru the mine.... lots of water dripping from the cieling. I picked up a couple 35lb chunks of mine-run Anthracite, for lawn decoration. I'll post a couple pics once I download them.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:57 am

Happy birthday Freddy,

The heat is on in Northern VA. It's supposed to be in the mid 90s again today; great fun in the old south with the 3 Hs - heat, humidity and haze. I was out pulling stumps from the flower garden at 0 dark thirty this morning trying to beat the heat. I figure I'll get them out just like I'd eat an elephant, one bite at a time; only 4 more to go. Starting your day that earlier sure makes for a long day; good thing there is always something that needs doing around the house. Hey, maybe I'll actually get started on the brick facade on our heat shield behind the stove. What a concept! It's only been waiting there for 3 years. :D Have a great day! Lisa
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Re: Saturday coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:42 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:Oh, I forgot to mention, we went to No. 9 mine yesterday. Chris gives a pretty good tour! I suggest anyone who hasn't been there, to visit, but take your waterproof baseball cap when you walk thru the mine.... lots of water dripping from the cieling. I picked up a couple 35lb chunks of mine-run Anthracite, for lawn decoration. I'll post a couple pics once I download them.

You could of went to this one to about 15 to 20 minuts away . http://www.pioneertunnel.com/home.shtml
I also could of took you to a few coal breakers to if I knew you were that close to me I am 10 mins from the # 9
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