Coffee for the 4th of July

Coffee for the 4th of July

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:27 am

Welcome! Come in, take a load off, have some coffee & chat a bit. What a week! Rain rain rain. Work work work.

Night before last was an awful storm at 2AM. HUGE thunder & lightning for a long time. It washed out my culvert (AGAIN!! ARGGGGG) Last night at exactly 2AM, a repeat performance, except it was just two bolts of lighting, One bolt of lightning to wake you up, the other to put the fear of Beelzebub in you. Gad zooks, laid there for an hour expecting another, but none came. That one big one was light & sound nearly at the same instant, shook the house & almost made my ears ring. Wow. I think it was like putting out an oil well fire, one giant explosion & it blew the storm out.

Hope you all have a great 4th. Be careful out there!

Fred
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Coffee for the 4th of July

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:47 am

I don't know how you do it Freddy. I'm only up at this hour because apparently, one of my boys messed with my alarm clock. What I THOUGHT was 6:30 turned out to be 5:10. :mad:

Well, off to make my coffee. It'll be a long day at the 224th annual Bristol 4th of July parade.

Talk to you later!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee for the 4th of July

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:29 am

Good morning Freddy, and to all, Well can you believe it... I can accually see the sun this morning, harrah!!! :D

Happy forth everyone.
JB Sparks
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.


Re: Coffee for the 4th of July

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:25 am

I was able to sleep past 7:00a yesterday but today, back up before 6:30. The darn birds, they make a ruckus in and around my house. Especially those noisy blue jays. Nature's alarm clock at work. Beautiful morning, as clear & cool as it gets for July. Low humidity too.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee for the 4th of July

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:59 am

It looks like good weather up-and-down the east coast. Its bee-u-ti-ful here. Durn! All out of coffee. Can someone PM some High-Test to me? :D Wife left for the grocery store at 07:30 and still not back yet. I wonder if the store is busy....
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
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Re: Coffee for the 4th of July

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:01 pm

Good afternoon, hope I'm not too late for a cup. I take mine as it comes out of the pot.

I got up at 5:30 this morning and fired up my smoker with maple wood from a tree that fell last summer (no charcoal). Put on 6 racks of baby backs and an 9 pound pork shoulder for pulled pork.

Ribs came off at noon with just the right amount of "pull" and we split a rack for lunch. Another rack will be for tomorrow, and the other four will go in the freezer.

We'll have pulled pork sandwiches tonight and the rest will be divided up for the freezer.

Home made coleslaw and German potato salad followed by watermelon and a long nap in the shade.
beemerboy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: SAEY
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Re: Coffee for the 4th of July

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:35 pm

Sorry I missed the coffee club yesterday. We took the family and drove 2 hours south to Staunton/Lexington, VA area for the 4th of July festivities. They had a typical Independence Day parade with all the trimmings – the VFW, old cars, southern BBQ and live country music. This was followed by a TEA Party. A good time was had by all; as close to perfect as you can get!

We topped the day off with a trip to the Drive In to see “Up.” When it was over it started raining and it didn’t stop until we got back home! Thank goodness our tent camping days are over! We had started the weekend with a 30% chance of rain but as anyone who lives around here will tell you, “you don’t like the weather in VA? Wait 5 mins and it will change.” I love getting away from the city and out to real America. It always reminds me that we have many more things in common holding us together than we have in differences setting us apart. I hope everyone’s day was as great as mine! Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
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