Saturday Coffee

Saturday Coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:24 am

Coffee is usually served under currant events, but this morning it's under "thoughtful debates". Just how is the coffee? It's made from West side high altitude beans secreted away from South American mountain pygmies. They're tricky to get! We also have home made crunchy top blueberry muffins to get the day going. Get your antioxidants here! Well, hey, this summer is starting to come around. It seems instead of rain 7 days a week now it only rains on weekends. Last year up until now we had 19 days above 80*, this year: three. My motorcycle buddies usually have several thousand miles on their bikes by now, this year none of them have hit 1,000. Not complaining, mind you, just the facts. It's actually been a good year. People are busy, lot's of good food and friends. Ahhhh, good coffee.
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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

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:39 am

At least we have no forest fire dangers.........and darned good lookin' muffins!
Hope the blueberry crop fairs well this summer, after 'cap and trade', we can say the 'black and blues' are blueberry stains.

The end of a long healthy run for Walter Cronkite...may we all be that lucky. 92 is just a fantasy for us old timers.
:D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Saturday Coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:45 am

Goooooooood Morning Coal Burners! It rained Cats & Dogs and Possums last night, but I believe we might get some heat today. Let 'er come!
I finished rebuilding my wife's Outback engine, and reinstalled it last night. Wow thats an easy engine to work on. Bought the complete gasket kit for the engine, and replaced every gasket that was leaking. Started it up, and it started so quickly (2 seconds of cranking) it scared me! It never idled so smoothly. The old head gaskets must've been leaking for years! Anyone interested in a '97 Outback Limited, with newly rebuilt engine? No rust. No accidents no smoking. Its good for another 100k miles!
Freddy, that muffin looks too durn good! My trick is to put some butter (not margarine) on the two halves, then put it under the broiler for a couple minutes. Yummy! :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Re: Saturday Coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:33 pm

How much for the Outback? Do you deiver? I'll trade you for a couple weeks use of my cottage on the pond. :)

Mmmmm, the muffins were good, and yes, real butter. *smile*

The berry crop this year looks slim. We'll know better in a few more weeks.
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

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:31 pm

I just got back from picking the kids up from camp in Buena Vista (Braena Vista) VA. If you ever head down I 81 and the Shenandoah don't confuse the locals by pronouncing it correctly. LOL The weather was beautiful and the traffic was flowing.

Thanks for the offer of blue berry muffins but I had eggs and grits fixed just right this morning; nothing better mixed up and served in a bowl with butter. Yum boy! The kids had a great week and so did those of us left at home. :D My son returned with an epiphany that "If I just do what I'm ask to do when I'm ask things work out better for me." Well, duh - it only took 14 years. Now the trick is to make it stick. He leaves tomorrow for Scout High Adventure Camp. They will be ocean kayaking between islands of the Outer Banks, camping each night on a different island. I suspect that the scouts will all be crispy critters when they return.

I took care of some business at the local Walmart while I was there by picking up another box of ammo. The shops around Northern VA are sold out as soon as it gets in. The shelves in Lexington sure looked bare but they had what I needed. Is anyone else having delays finding ammo? I hope everyone is having a great weekend, too! Enjoy!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
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Re: Saturday Coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:05 pm

Freddy wrote:How much for the Outback? Do you deiver?.

Are you serious Freddy? My wife is going to post it on Craigslist for $4000. But for you, we'll take $3500. I've replaced just about everything on the car, over the years, so it really is good for another 100,000 miles. I love working on Subarus, they are so easy. Well designed. We currently have 3 Outbacks. Tires have about 20,000 on them, but they are good for 60,000, so no need to replace them for several years. Leather seats look brand new. My wife always had slip-covers on them. I think its got cassette and CD. I have a HiddenHitch reciever and wiring harness for it, for an additional $100 if you want it. Send me a check, I'll send you the title so you can register it, then fly into Lehigh Vally International airport and I'll pick you up so you can drive it home. We figure it will make some 18 year old a great first car. AWD and auto trans. Very safe. I'll get you some pics if your really interested.

Ok, Ok.... $3500 for any NEPA member. (Maybe I should have posted this in the FOR SALE thread.)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday Coffee

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:30 pm

Sweet ride Chris. Almost wish I was in the market for one.

And yes Freddy, that muffin look awesome. My wife took the kids blueberry picking yesterday so I had fresh muffins for breakfast today. Not quite as big as Freddy's, but I ate 3 so I think I'm even. :D

Had to work this morning but I did manage to go see the Civil War reenactment at Fort Adams in Newport this afternoon. Nothing like the sound of cannon echoing off a stone wall and the smell of black powder! :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Re: Saturday Coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:54 pm

jpete wrote:Sweet ride Chris. Almost wish I was in the market for one.

Thanks Jeff, I wish my wife didn't buy her new Outback before I put all the work into this one. It drives like new now. And the kids are still too young to give it to them.
I'll put it in the "For Sale" thread.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday Coffee

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:03 pm

Old cars are great if u can fix them yourself. I remeber going to the autodoctor for Johnsonrods and other expensive dohickies. I can work on cars but it's not a labor of love. Now I lease cars and give them back when the lease is up. Fred those muffins look great! I was watching a cooking competition where H.S. kids were having a cook off for a scholarship. These kids were serious and one make blueberry muffins for the school lunch. THe other kids were raving. All the participants were impressive in what they cooked. It was nice to see. Baking is an art. I don't like to follow rules so I'm not a good baker but I cook for the wife and kids. I've been told I look cute in my apron too (:
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Re: Saturday Coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:37 am

DVC500 at last wrote:Ok, Ok.... $3500 for any NEPA member.


Heyyyyy, whatya mean? I thought I was special! *HaRumph* LOL Don't hold it for me, but I'll speak to the wife about it. Someone around here is always needing a new car.

Cooking is an art & my wife is a good artist. We have trouble going to restaurants when the food at home is better. A couple of times a year we go to a sit down restaurant and each time I have to hold my tongue from complaining. I just say to myself "This is how they do it, I shouldn't complain".

They'd predicted rain for yesterday & half of today, Idiots, yesterday was beautiful & today looks better.
My daughter is up from Beantown, headed to camp for the day.

Latah!

Fred
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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