Coffee 1-7- 2012

Re: Coffee 1-7- 2012

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:13 pm

Morning all,

Sorry I missed breakfast - yours definitely was more appealing then the hotcakes at McDonald's I had. Up and running this morning. Did I mention my daughter moved her wedding up from May to Jan 28th? I've got a million things to do between now and then while still holding everything else together. This weekend was shopping for wedding clothes for everyone, particularly a a suit for my son. As anyone who has been suit shopping with a boy knows this was an adventure in which I was only slightly more excited to be there then he was which is not saying much. The internet made the whole thing semi- pleasant. I checked out Sears, Macy's, JC Penny's on line, saw who had the best selection and price and then we only had to physically go to one store. JC Penny's wins hands down. They actually had 3 brands and sizes to choice from; they don't sell suits per say; they sell jackets and pants to match so they actually fit. They look nice and don't break the bank.

Chris, I can relate to finally being able to burn the stove hot enough to cure the paint. That was Monday night when it got to about 15*. My kids woke me up around midnight because the stove was making a horrible smell. :) It was running at 500* - on purpose for the first since I've had it. ;) It's 65* outside right now and the stove is back at idle during the day. If this keeps up I'll have a lot of coal left over for next year.

Well, off to talk to with the people allowing us to have the wedding open house in their BIG house. It's a true blessing to have friends like that. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 1-7- 2012

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:46 pm

Thanks for the coffee Freddy. I had no time for breakfast today. With some great help from a good friend's son, we finished up painting the foyer walls today. Finally every wall is painted! Needed the window-stats operating today. Full sun on the south side, outdoor temps up to 58 - 58 on January 7! Vigilant idled way down and it was in the mid 80s inside at the top of the foyer. Paint dried very fast and he had a sweat worked up keeping the wet edge moving. Now onto the doors and trim!

Got last week's UAE haul squared away for the winter before my self imposed deadline. I really don't mind if we don't have much of a winter. Last fall I did see a woolie-bear with very little black on its coat. I do hope we get a long enough freeze to knock the bugs down for the up coming spring. Spring ... saw four robins yesterday, the black birch have nearly a 3/4" bud end on them already.

Saturday's coffee, yummm :)
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Coffee 1-7- 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:55 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Full sun on the south side, outdoor temps up to 58 - 58 on January 7!


That is craziness. If only it could last a few more months... It is 23 degrees at my house right now, with a steady 6 mph NW wind. I just came up from the basement and wondered where the hell all my coal went...I guess wind blew pretty hard during most of the night, the EFM really ate some coal.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy