Freddy's Coffee House 6/30/12

Freddy's Coffee House 6/30/12

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Hi Guys – sorry to jump ahead with the Saturday breakfast club but I’ll be tied up pretty much all day tomorrow. My dad finally decided that enough was enough and passed away early Wednesday morning. The services are tomorrow. We were able to keep him home throughout the journey and he died at home peacefully and without pain.

He would have been 84 on the 4th of July. We will celebrate his life tomorrow with a huge 4th of July BBQ while the family is gathered. It will be complete with just about every over the counter firework legal in the wonderful state of Tennessee. As children we always thought it was cool that everyone on the block celebrated Dad’s birthday. LOL

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers throughout the journey. Lisa
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Re: Freddy's Coffee House 6/30/12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:20 pm

lowfog01 wrote: We were able to keep him home throughout the journey and he died at home peacefully and without pain.

Our condolences, Lisa. Sounds like he lived a long and happy life.
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:38 pm

Sorry for your loss Lisa. Thank God there was no pain and the family is there .
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Re: Freddy's Coffee House 6/30/12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:57 am

Ohh, Lisa, sorry to hear that you Dad has passed on. but, happy to hear you will be celebrating his life. Here at the coffee shop we will lift a coffee, toast his many good years and celebrate with you. Bless you for caring as you do. No need to be sorry about starting coffee early....we are all equal here!

I think we should stay right here and go forward as we reflect back. No need to start two coffee pots going. Ya think? OK!

Breakfast should be a hearty one, how about French toast, bacon & baked beans? Let's do it.

One quick story of the week. I'm getting old, and slow, and clumsy. A local tool and "Men's supply store" had an open house on Thursday. Dewalt had a game set up and a new tool for the winner. I signed up. Hit a red button to start the clock, pick up a cordless drill, drive five screws, put the drill back, stop the clock. I was the second person of the day. Long story short, I slipped twice and turned in a time of 12.12 seconds, beating the 20.5 showing on the clock. (20.5? How slow was THAT person?) As it happened I was back there at the very end of the day. The display had been taken down by then, but the Dewalt team was still there. I asked "What was the winning time?" Well, they remembered me because my time stood allllll day long, until very near the end, some nervous brat punk 25 yr old bested me by two tenths of a second. I took second place, which of course we all know is first loser. LOL I am getting old, slow, and clumsy. Next year... more coffee before I try. :)

Try to stay cool & enjoy the day!
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:24 am

My thoughts & prayers Lisa. Toast acknowledged. Yep, that's a hearty choice Freddy. :) Damn brat punks. :clap: toothy :punk: Another scortcher today :( Where the hell is winter when ya need er. Gonna be a quiet 4th here local--some Towns have cancelled fireworks just because of the suk-all economy--I suspect Cincinnatus is still on. I can sit in my back pasture & watch that--have a good week end all.
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PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:31 am

Condolences on the moving on of Lisa's Dad. Weather has been good past three weeks. Just about done with haying.(weekend Farmer). Cut 2 fields late yesterday, but heat will make it work for baling some today, and thicker stands tomorrow. Barns getting full. Rain is starting to get scarce. Hopefully we get some good all day soakers in the next month or so. Like to get some "Soft Hay", second cuttings. Well up to farm, check potatoe patches, mulch them some more, and start tedding/windrowing after that.
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PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:08 am

Sorry to hear of your Fathers passing Lisa, it's a fate we will all face someday, we can only hope it's peaceful & painless.
We had over an inch of rain the other day, unfortunately it only took a few minutes to fall & most ran off. A few traces since then off & on but not even enough for the wipers if driving. Hope everyone has a great day & stay cool & calm. Freddy that young man had to be a true professional & had a few more cups of coffee to boot.
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PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:19 am

Hello Everyone,
Lisa, I am very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Enjoy this weekend with family for reflection of his life.

I was out riding Potter & Tioga Counties in the mountains of norther PA this pass week. Couple night camping in PA State Parks. If you have never visited some of the parks in the PA Wilds, you really are missing some nice areas of the state. It's just beautiful out there. I met up with two friends with a pop up at Leonard Harrison SP at the Grand Canyon of PA. This two yr old bear was an unexpected & uninvited guest. He acted like a puppy dog and wouldn't take no for an answer. He kept coming back into dusk. I slept with a pots and pans in my tent to use as a noise maker! The following morning a raccoon stole a zipper pouch from my site with meds in it. I found it two hrs later in the woods. Unbelievable!

The Tour De France begins today and runs everyday for the next 12 days. It will be live on TV in the morning with a 1hr recap each evening. If anything, watch for the scenery. It's amazing stuff. It will be on cable HD NBCS.
Take care everyone.

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Re: Freddy's Coffee House 6/30/12

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:38 am

Sorry to hear about your father Lisa.

Summer is here with a vengeance. It is going to be a hot one. Yard work is on the list for today as long as I can stand it. If it gets too hot I may have to rotate the beer stock.

Big holiday coming up. I hope everyone has the same amount of digits next weekend as this weekend. Be careful with those fireworks.

Have a good week.
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PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:06 am

Morning all! already 72 degrees and humid!

We started working on the house (Again or still!) the side peak this time, been pretty warm lately, and of course it's the SOUTH facing side, so we only a few hours in the morning and evening (out of the sun!), but got 80% stripped.

I Had to make up some weathered pieces (below) that are original to the house. Yard work is done. There is 15 feet (3 sections) of scaffolding and that is a 12 foot step ladder!. Had to build a platform to work from, since there is a bay window under the platform.

We are all off all next week (plant shutdown and vacation) so we will be able to get a lot done.

We have the local July 1st Chicken BBQ in town, should be nice! Probably hit the fireworks at Cuba Lake, NY on July 3rd, they put on a pretty good show and with the reflections on the lake, always nice!

Enjoy and stay safe! :)
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:15 am

Real nice on those fancy pieces my friend. Must be nice to still be young enough to do all that monkey work. :clap: toothy I think me & whistlenut have both found out the hard way that there comes a time :( Looking outstanding WNY ;) Update from last week-end----got the turn signal assembly replaced in the chev. p/u--everything works except the horn--got to find the lil springy thing (lil tit broke off) I can get that from up top :) --
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Sorry to hear, Lisa. Sounds like you all were ready for that, but I know that certainly doesn't make it any easier. He's in a better place now - no more pain, no more suffering. R.I.P.



I've had a hell of a month here. Between my brother's bike and it's phantom electrical problem that I cannot pinpoint, and my buddy's Trooper & the transfer case rebuild, my stress level is approaching the level it hit while running a route in Worcester!! :mad: So I started disassembling the parts tranny ... which took 2 days because I don't have the proper pullers, and I got to a nut that had to be 50mm - it was huge. So since I already spent $30 on a 42mm socket for the transfer case, I called my buddy & told him the deal - I'm done with this - lets just rebuild the case and be done with it. So that's what I did - took all the good gears, bearings, and synchros out of the donor case and installed them. Now the fun part - trying to get that bohemoth back in! I fought with that 200 lb. tranny/transfer case combo all yesterday morning and into the afternoon. 2 jacks and a jackstand ... and me, myself, and I. :roll: The whole assembly crashed down once, & I can't count how many times I pinched my hands & fingers. I finally gave up after I smashed all the coolant lines on the back of the engine, and every drop of coolant pissed out all over where I need to be working. Was 90° out there. I was NOT happy! :mad: :mad: Need a second set of hands, which should be here tomorrow.

Now there's 2 projects I've been bogged down with for over a month, and not got paid a dime for. Tonight, it's party time - I need a break!!


Everyone have a fantastic Independence Day. Thank you to our troops as well. Take care. :cheers:
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Re: Freddy's Coffee House 6/30/12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:54 pm

WNY wrote:There is 15 feet (3 sections) of scaffolding and that is a 12 foot step ladder!


And, you're not quite there yet! Wow, beautiful woodwork, but a stretch to reach it all. Be careful!


SMITTY wrote:and every drop of coolant pissed out all over

Oh, Man, a guy can't have much more fun than THAT! <evil smirk> Sorry....couldn't resist, it's just I've been there, done that, antifreeze sucks. It's a special slime that's not easy to deal with. Yucccck.
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PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:28 pm

Freddy wrote: Dewalt had a game set up and a new tool for the winner. I signed up. Hit a red button to start the clock, pick up a cordless drill, drive five screws, put the drill back, stop the clock.

Heyyyy Freddy.... was the cordless tool your were using a Dewalt 20v MAX DCF885 1/4" impact driver? I love those little tools so much, I hardly ever use a screwdriver or 1/4" socket anymore. Its great for those of us who are getting older and have sore joints. :up:

Anyhooo.... I got a new project this week. Hey Freetown Fred! You prolly have experience on this one: A 1947 McCormick Farmall Cub. First year they made them.
It hadn't run since the '70s, when the owner had the electrical system updated from the 6v POS-ground system, to 12v Neg-ground.
When I got it, the fuel tank was full of 40 year old gas. So old, it drained out like 40w oil. The carb was full of it too, and was very difficult to take apart. Found out the previous mechanic used the wrong rebuild kit for the carb, I don't know how it ever ran. MAYBE IT NEVER DID!
I got all the correct and original parts for the intake system, so I'll rebuild that as soon as the temperature falls below 90 or so.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:18 pm

The farmall cubs are outstanding machines but, I'd never swap up my 8N for one--"if it's red, keep it in the shed" :clap: toothy It will be a fun project Chris ;) So weather wise you are looking at Sept.--Oct. ??? ;) She looks real good structure wise. What's that blue clunker next to that pretty cub??? :nana:
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