Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:15 am

Good morning! All are welcome. Come in, spend some time. Share a coffee and a tale. Tax free use of not only the cups, but the stools too. Ahhh, yes, with cyber coffee we live just outside the grasp of the tax man.

The AA has been churning away all week and it's a good thing. Rainy days and frosty nights have been the norm this week. Today is looking to be sunny, but a high of 45! I'm not using a lot of coal, but I'm some glad I'm using some.

Learning something new keeps us sharp. This week I took the first real step toward building an electric car. I may or may not ever get one completed, but this first step was fun and cheap.... I made a circuit board for an electronic pulse width modulator speed control. The controller is one on the most expensive things in a home made electric vehicle. A generous fellow out west figured it all out and has made the directions "open source". That is, free for the taking. I don't understand electronics too much, but I follow directions well. Here's pics of my first attempt. Eventually this will have Mosfets, diodes, and capacitors soldered to it.

I see we have a member planting potatoes.....good going! I wonder if Lisa has her bees yet? That's a project to buzz about. Mathew found perhaps the worst looking EMF on the planet. Geepers! That's a sight to behold!

Take care now & I hope you all have a clam peaceful weekend.

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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:52 am

Good coffee my friend. Weather's been weird--22* as we speak & like you, 40* something for a high today. We've had a dusting of snow pretty much every night this week. If anybody has an elec PTO clutch for a Cub Cadet 2165 laying around, get hold of me if you would.(Vanguard motor--16 hp) Have fun w/ that car project Freddy, I think I'll stick w/ my horses, that electronic stuff gets me to confusiated. ;) Have a good week end all.
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:01 am

Freddy you never cease to amaze me. You are truly a talented guy. I must say though that I'm a little suprised you are working on an electric car instead of a coal fired car!

Was cool (cold) here this week. I've mothballed the coal boiler so I had to burn oil. God I cringe everytime I hear the oil boiler fire. It's like nails on a chalk board. In the 30's here this am. They say in the 80's by the end of this week. I'm leaving Sunday morning for a short camping trip with my betterhalf to Elk Neck State Park. Just a 2 day shake the dust off of the camper trip and some mental health time. I get so tired of dealing with idiots all day every day that I really need some down time. Well that and a few Yuenglings. :oops:

Truck is going in the shop Wednesday to fix the damage from last weeks crash. :mad: The "other party" proved to be difficult for her insurance company to get a hold of and the insurance company, Erie, would not accept liability until they talked to her. Took almost a week for them to reach her.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:01 am

Good morning! After getting run through the ringer by the IRS this year, tax exempt coffee tastes that much better. This past week was a tough one for our family, my dad thought he was dying Tuesday morning and had my mom rush him to the hospital. Turned out to be a kidney stone, but with his previous heart trouble he feared the worst. Thankfully it passed on its own he was able to go home the same day. The next morning my uncle had his left arm go numb due to a stroke. It sounds like he is recovering quickly, but the doctors have not found a root cause yet.

On a different topic, the shipping company finally showed up and hauled our Navigator away. I sold it on ebay at the end of March and it took forever to get a transport company lined up. Boy am I glad I left the shipping responsibility up to the buyer! Most of the shipping companies were busy hauling the "snow bird" cars back from FL and weren't interested in hauling something across the Northern part of the country. The taillights on the truck were barely out of sight and my wife started looking at SUV's for sale at local dealerships. They aren't economical, but boy is it nice to throw the stroller and pack'n-play in the back without even folding the stuff up.

Did anyone else get the gale-force winds yesterday? We really got blasted, and it really did a job on my shop. Anyone that thought they were done with the heating season got a real wake up call last night. I think the EFM date about 80 lbs of coal yesterday.
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:29 am

Did the 'Pond' Ice Over up north? Naw...too windy. 26 here right now.....and they wonder why we burn 24/7-365! Do all the 'bunny huggers' go into shock when the weather wakes us up with this kinda weekend? I'd go out on a limb and say that today will be a 1.125 on the tanning index, and not many bikini's around! Hope Fred didn't peel off those Long Johns yet.....but they probably need some laundering after this winter!

The 'Black Land Yacht' makes it's way west.....to the Land of Cheese-Heads............as the snow birds hit the highways for northern climates.....

Rob, I thought you were humoring me with the health things at your location. I was going to make a comment about working on round door EFM's......but Jay will blast me for picking on them. The Wolverine analogy is tooooo close to the truth......
I hope all is well this coming week, and recovery is the thought on your dad's and uncle's mind. :shock:

Freddy, have you noted that Ford has a new all electric car that is the Pace Car this weekend...Richmond I think....not a Nascar follower..... They say she'll do 110 mph and keep it up! WOW! I just LUV the sound of a sporty plugg-in screaming around the track at 10,000 rpm!!! They will keep a spare just in case, and charge this one when waiting for the next crash to occur. Up here they are gonna grind the travel area on NHIS to a smaller diameter for more 'excitement' AKA more crashes.

They are predicting a sell out for the season......'
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:37 am

Good morning guys! Time for a second cup. Going to Cooperstown today to watch a baseball game. Two sons are playing at Doubleday Field. One of those proud parent moments :) Its a real nice scenic drive, about 2 hours, and I plan on stopping for enough gaskets to put the head back on the little ford tractor. Would be a perfect day if it warms up, and one (or two) of the kids homers :)
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:03 am

Nice sunny morning here, a bit cool about 29' but not bad. Started a new job this week. This is the first job I have had since high school where I work days instead of a night shift of some sort. Have worked nights the last 22 yrs. A little tough getting up that early but I think I'll manage. Better pay, better benefits, and half the drive.

Getting around to go to a storage auction this morning. My son has wanted to go to one for a long time. He's a big fan of Storage Wars so I thought it may be fun for him.
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:05 am

Good Morning All, funny you should mention electric cars Freddy the wife & I were at the Packard Museum yesterday & I was looking at the four Packard Electrics they had on display (I was told they still run), funny how everything old is new again. Bunch of beautiful cars & bikes there & the display is always changing, they don't have the room for everything at one time, saw an old Indian (not Freetown) that was exactly like my old one, makes me wonder I was told mine was destroyed in a garage fire. Very nice display & I would recommend it to anyone that lives near or travels near Warren, Ohio to stop by. Have a good day, I'm off to an auction of a friends garage, now I have to find a new place to get the vehicles inspected.
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:31 am

This sure is some good tax free coffee!

Well, I decided to put in a little overtime at work. Showed up on the job at 7 as it was only a few minutes from my house. But as my dumb luck would have it, the place doesn't open till 9. Not to mention there is no call in so come Monday morning my phone will ring and the boss is going to want to know, 'So, why were you driving the work van around on a Saturday? Where did you work?' and I'll have to explain that the job has been scheduled for two weeks.
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:44 am

hmmm, Being that I'm mayor I'm going to start taxing Saturday morning coffee. Say 10 cents for each view of the page. As of right you all owe me $9.30 8-)
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:46 am

Uh ohhh ..... I think Richard has become a democrat! :P

SHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Don't mention taxes .......... they're listening! Especially you Republicans on the board ....... Uncle Ted demonstrated this past week that you can't say ANYTHING! :lol:




Sure need that coffee this morning. Busy as hell the past couple weeks. Between my mower deck bearing failure and my toolbox filling to the brim with water from the leaky roof, I've wasted several hours on what could have been making me money. Such is life I guess. Might actually be getting this roof situation taken care of pretty soon .... I hope.



In other news .............. BEHOLD! The secret deal is now complete! toothy

The reason I said it may anger some? It's a Yamaha. And where did I get all the stacks of 100's for this? Selling my ......................... HARLEY! :o :shock:

Got it off eBay. Bought from a guy down in the great state of AL. Had it shipped up here ... all for less than what I got for the H/D. Needs only a rear tire & an oil change, so basically with the $450 it cost to register it, it was an even trade. Came just in time for 60 mph gusts & 20° wind chills. Ain't that always the way? I, too, have the oil boiler snorting away, trying to maintain the house at 61° .......

Anyway it's a 06 Yamaha Roadliner 1900cc with about $4k in accessories. Has a Power Commander V, pipes, Baron intake, Mustang seat with TWO backrests (one for me!), miles of chrome add-ons, floorboards for me AND the wifey, and a 4 speaker sound system complete with a CD player/stereo/ MP3 player! 125 ft.lbs. of torque AT the pavement! YEEAAAH!! AND I get a few places to actually store stuff. Was a win-win for me.
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: theo On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:53 am

:up:
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:06 am

Thanks Theo! :cheers:

I just posted more pics of it in the motorcycle thread. :dancing:
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:07 am

SMITTY wrote:Anyway it's a 06 Yamaha Roadliner 1900cc with about $4k in accessories. Has a Power Commander V, pipes, Baron intake, Mustang seat with TWO backrests (one for me!), miles of chrome add-ons, floorboards for me AND the wifey, and a 4 speaker sound system complete with a CD player/stereo/ MP3 player! 125 ft.lbs. of torque AT the pavement! YEEAAAH!! AND I get a few places to actually store stuff. Was a win-win for me.

Smitty, I thought you burned Nut.... you'll have to set up a new size bin for that Rice Burner :rofl: :doh: :angel:
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Re: Coffee 4-28-12 Tax free!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:09 am

toothy Yeah I've been getting that alot .... :lol:
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