Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 26, 2012 5:26 am

Flags will fly high this weekend to remind us to give thanks to all the military and thoughts to all veterans passed. Don't forget that on Memorial day flags shall fly half mast until noon, then full height the rest of the day.

Come in, join us for a bit and share what you can. The coffee is plentiful and pretty soon home made waffles will be flying off the iron. Get out the syrup! I see some strawberries and Cool Whip dip (Cool whip, brown sugar, cinnamon & a dash of nutmeg) to really sweeten things up. Mmmmm, good stuff.

Perhaps another week or so and I'll be shutting down the Axeman. I've been debating for some time now about how to make hot water during the summer. I gave thought to a gas fired instant heater but don't really have a good place to position it. So, I talked Lowe's into selling me a Goesping hybrid electric for a good price. (still a bunch of money, but should pay for itself eventually) Once I get it plumbed in, the coal will be shut down for the summer.

OK, Enjoy the weekend!
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat May 26, 2012 5:52 am

Good morning Freddy and All.
I hope you all have a great Memorial Day Weekend. Remember to remember.

Waffles sound good. I usually have a light breakfast, but may put waffles on my dinner menue.

I am getting anxious for my contractor to get my storrage building started and done. I am having it built from rough cut lumber. I am responsible for getting all the lumber for the job and now have my garage stacked high with drying lumber. So, right now I have no storrage building and very little usable space in the garage. Oh well, there is still plenty of inside work to be done. When the weather is too nice to stay inside I go out and do yard work. Things are shaping up prety well in the lawn department.

Seems great to live near family now. I go to my Grandson's little league games which are once or twice per week. He is 12 and it amazes me how skilled kids of that age are. Please forgive a little grandpa bragging, but last year he made the Adirondack region team for the NY state playoffs. Fortunately he takes after his dad and not his grandpa. I was not a good baseball player. :D
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 26, 2012 6:27 am

Good FLAG info Freddy. Sorry I'm late with the syrup, but here she is. Feel free to top off them thar waffles. Outstanding cup of Joe my friend. Monday brings about our Memorial Day gathering on the Village Green & proceeds to the Marathon Cemetary.. to honor those men & woman that have given the ultimate in defending this great Country of ours. My prayers & thoughts are with them & thier families. Nothing wrong with being a proud grandpop Grizz ;)
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat May 26, 2012 6:28 am

Good morning all! Yes do remember. This year is a little tough as my memories passed a couple months ago. A Korean war vet. Today we have our first golf tournament to raise money for the baseball team. Should beer fun! Enjoy your long weekend fellas :)
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat May 26, 2012 6:43 am

Good morning. What a great day so far, 65 degrees on the porch and hardly any wind. The wind blasted us yesterday afternoon and into the night, we finally got a shower out of the deal and it has been calm ever since. I expect some people will be stopping by the cemetery across from my house this weekend. There is an old man that drives his lawn mower to the cemetery each year and puts flags on the gravestones of the soldiers buried there. Most of them have been in the ground at least 200 years...it is nice that he takes the time to make their service visible to anyone that drives by.

Freddy wrote:Perhaps another week or so and I'll be shutting down the Axeman. I've been debating for some time now about how to make hot water during the summer. I gave thought to a gas fired instant heater but don't really have a good place to position it. So, I talked Lowe's into selling me a Goesping hybrid electric for a good price. (still a bunch of money, but should pay for itself eventually) Once I get it plumbed in, the coal will be shut down for the summer.


You made it longer than I did. I shut the EFM down on Mother's Day for some repairs & upgrades. The stoker is all back together, and I hope to finish putting the jackets on this weekend. Once I get it back together I am going to fire it up for the rest of the summer. Not only is the EFM a lot quieter than my oil boiler, it is more economical.

Ivan has been doing the "army crawl" (uses his elbows to drag himself around) for a few weeks now, but this week he perfected a new kind of crawl. He puts his butt up in the air and cruises around on all fours. It is much faster, and much harder for dad to keep up with him. :lol:
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat May 26, 2012 8:26 am

Yes, I hope everyone has their plans set for this Memorial Day weekend. Please remember....


Rob R. wrote: It is much faster, and much harder for dad to keep up with him. :lol:

Ohhh, just wait until he gets his feet under him!
:out: :out: :out: :out:

Morning all, Time to set up the kid's pool. Its gonna be in the 90's today and sunday. I hear it's gonna be the hottest Indianapolis-500 ever... around 97F.

I've been cutting up some of our Oaks that fell last year. A buddy of mine has a big circular sawmill that can handle 30"dia logs easy. I made some nice 6" x 12" x 20' beams, and the rest are 2x6's and 1x6's.

F_Fred, we have that fog down here too! Its so heavy, it is condensing on the screen doors as water dropletts.

My new project is a couple of old Stihl 090's that have been taking up shelf space in the barn for years. I figure I can make one good saw out of the two, but I needed a good right half of the crankcase. Wow, you can still buy these! I went ahead and got the left half too, so I would have a matched pair. 137cc's, 8.5HP. I bought a new 42" bar for it, too. As I remove parts from the old crankcase, I'll clean and paint them up if needed. The 'new' saw should look brand new.
I'll get pics....
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat May 26, 2012 8:56 am

Just back inside from rototilling....not the garden, that's been done for some time...flower beds and borders. Honey-Do list is VERY important!!!! :shock:
It seems strange to hear about shutting down 'for the summer' since I never do, but I understand the need to do so.
I'm burning about 20 lbs a day right now, and running at 130/150 with absolutely no issues.

Great weather today, get out and enjoy it with your families, and remember just what this holiday is all about.
Just read about what Tim McGraw is doing for veterans......and what Gary Sinese has done for years.
Nice to be able to use your 'celebrity' to do some good for "Special Individuals" who already have given soooooo much!

Rob: you better get a 'mini ball and chain' for 'Ivan the Bruiser'.......he is gonna be a TERROR for his parents as he goes mobile (and vertical)!
Enjoy the weekend, and straighten up those flags, please.
I wonder if 'Ice OUT' has occurred in Ft Kent yet?! Bob doesn't mention taking the cover off the pool yet ?!

You probably saw the smoke puking out of the nukie sub in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.....which is actually in Kittery Maine......but you know politics: he said, she said......committee says, Senators Said, blah, blah, blah! Still venting there so the 'Brass' and Senators can go lookin'. That is like a dawg chasing a car....even if he catches it, he doesn't know how to drive it anyway.......dammit, slow news days.... :shock:
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat May 26, 2012 9:47 am

Freddy,

Keep some waffles nearby. I'll be back in a little while with some ice cream to put between 2 of them. I'm still partial to the 3 flavor slice.

Been working 13-14 hour days for so long I will not know what to do this weekend. Oh wait a minute that's right we still have that pool painting issue to finish. Luckily the missus and family pool pass members have been working on it while I toil away at the shop. Should get the paint on it this weekend and then wait to truck in the water to sit back and enjoy it.

We are also building a fire pit right outside the pool fence where the big old maple tree was. Should be nice once that is finished. It will give me a place to wind down after a long day and just be able to sit and stare at flames. I wonder if I should put an outlet and small fridge nearby ???

Back to the grind. I've got to replace an evap core on a 2000 F 350 diesel and then off for the weekend.

Thanks for the tip on the half staff flag flying on Monday. I will be lowering ours in remembrance of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Have a great weekend everyone.




Rick
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat May 26, 2012 10:06 am

Good Morning everyone..
We had a windy day yeserday, and true to form, the power went out.. DTE power had just sent out a letter explaining the frequent power outages, and
their program to fix the problems [tree trimming] It's not like its a 'surprise' that trees need trimming !! Neighboring Power companies have a MUCH better
record of keeping the trees trimed and the power ON !

I bought some solar panels, and with Freddie's long-distance tutoring, I'll get some solar power in a month or two. Going through the 'process' with
the local power company is far worse than the instalation and wiring !!
I hope to cut my bills in half... with the summer heat coming, a bit of help for the A/C bills will help.
Maybe I'll get serious about it and add more panels later in the year.. winter means more circulator pumps running 24/7.

The time is running short for my weekend party for the Pierce Arrow car folks.. it's June 23/24th.. I've got most of the exterior stuff done.
Flowers replaced the weeds in front of the front porch, I borrowed a few antique iron flower pots to spruce up the appearance of the flower beds.
The new grass is growing in well next to the back deck, the new rock walls and rock garden look good,
The vegetables go into the garden this weekend.

I've found most of the floor in my shop,, it was embarassing how bad it had filled up with crap,, I've got another day of sorting and pitching-out to clean
out more of the shop's accumulation.. it was a near thing :shock: Hoarders-Anonymous had me on their short-list for an 'Intervention'... :lol:

I've got the '25 touring ready for the meet at the end of June: 25th-30th. IThe PierceArrowSociety's national meet is in western Michigan this year, around Kalamazoo. Should have ~50 or so PierceArrowcars show up, maybe more,, I'll take 3 to the meet..

I've got most of the work done on the '33 Pierce's Overdrive instalation. I hope to test drive it one of these days. I have to fabricate some type of
shift linkage for the Overdrive box.. it won't be as easy as it was for the 1925 car. but it's do-able.

I got lucky this week, the Kids who cut my grass, and trim called and asked me if I wanted another car-hauler trailer.. They had found and bought a nice trailer, but decided it was too big for their use.. so they offered it to me.. What a great deal !! it's almost exactly what I've been looking for.. Heavy axles, heavy frame, close spaced floor supports, lots of heavy tie-down rings. It is a 20', I'd prefer a 22 or 24' but I can fit any of my cars in the trailer, just as long as I don't get too fat... I have 24" from the bumpers to the front wall or the back ramp.. :D
Most importantly it's an extra tall trailer.. my old trailer won't provide enough height clearance for my '26 town car or the '25 touring with the top up. now I have room to spare.. Plus the trailer is finishied inside, insulated, lights, etc.. It's not a new trailer, but I'm not fussy, functional beats pretty every day in my life.

The flag is out for the weekend, and Freddie, thanks for the update on correct Flag proceedure.

The AA is still idling along, maybe uses 20-30# a day, I'll let it go out after the party is done on the 24th.. I'll be using a LOT of hot water for that weekend, after that, I'll be gone for a week, so I will let it go out and maybe this year I'll do some maintenance..

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Greg L
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LOKI approves the 'new' trailer !
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat May 26, 2012 7:24 pm

Greg,
What a nice picture of the Pierce Arrrows. It looks like the Waltons have company. I like your wrap around porch too. :up:
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: Cap On: Sun May 27, 2012 7:04 am

Greg. Cool photo . But i keep looking for the men with the tommy guns?

I toured to lake erie last w/e on the bike. Stopped to see kunzua bridge too.
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 27, 2012 10:31 am

THANK YOU to all those who serve, and have served this once great nation. I have faith that it will become great once again, thanks to you all! :cheers:



Busy week, but managed to designate Friday as my f-off day .... so I took a ride with a couple buddies to the great state of VT. It's so convenient traveling to a state that actually OBEYS the Second Amendment of the Constitution. You don't have to neuter yourself & lay down your means of defense that our troops have fought for, just for a day of recreation. Maybe someday our government will take it's head out of it's ass and treat the Second Amendment the same way we treat out of state driver's licenses. Imagine being jailed for DRIVING in another state! No one would put up with that -- and NO ONE should put up with our nations fragmented gun laws.

Had a record day out there on Lake Champlain. Between the 3 of us, we had over 80 large mouth bass in the boat!! One spot was on fire! As soon as the bait hit the water, BAM! One after the other - was insanity!! 8-) I've never caught so many largies in one day EVER! Slept for almost 12 hours that night. We left at 2am ... and returned home at 20:15. A long day, for sure.

After my long slumber, it was back to the grind. Started removal of a burnt up transfer case on that '88 Trooper. I drained the case to find BARELY one ounce of burnt gear lube, and large metal chunks. Should be interesting. I'll have pics of the carnage for next coffee hopefully.
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun May 27, 2012 12:42 pm

Did not know this befor today.

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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 27, 2012 1:07 pm

I have been getting the EFM ready for summer. Check out the swing-door jackets I just installed.

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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 27, 2012 10:52 pm

GREAT vid! I didn't know that was done either. Talk about honorable -- that surely was THE Greatest Generation.


Hey Rob! I need that bucket of TEXAS you have there. I need to spread it around the yard to keep the MASSACHUSETTS out! :woot: toothy Nice jackets btw. 8-)
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