Coffee 7-14-12

Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:42 am

Iced coffee is in the 'fridge! Man-o-man, what a scorcher of a week! And of all the luck this is the week I'm forced to work outside. I took three showers yesterday! So, a quick breakfast of strawberry cake, Hmmm.... I'm not sure of it's name.... a crust of crushed pretzels, then cool whip & creme cheese, fresh strawberries and red jello. Mmmm, good stuff!

I'm out the door right now. Trying to beat the heat and get the water, sewer & electric hooked up next door. Skirting can wait for cooler weather! One quick story... the mobile home was delivered on Monday. Yesterday we hear "meow, meow" from inside the floor. Son of a gun if there wasn't a litter of kittens in the insulation! They must have come with the trailer & didn't make a sound until they started getting thirsty. Poor lil' things! We did an under trailer cesarean and found four kittens perhaps 3 weeks old. Off to the shelter they go. We just don't have time to bottle feed four mouths. I offered, but they wouldn't drink from a bowl. Here's a pic of my nephews "new" place.

Stay cool & stay hydrated.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:44 am

Right now I'm making myself some coffee. That strawberry cake sounds delicious.

I'm off to Lowe's and the lumber yard this morning. I've gotta get siding for the house and wire; possibly also R-30 insulation if I've got enough $$$. I started work on my daughter's bedroom, we took a section of the kitchen that wasn't being used and put her room there. We had to move a window and take two out.

Then I've gotta go and order the transmission cooler lines for my Dakota I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares since my wife had an issue with the truck yesterday,
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:47 am

Now that is a good breakfast my friend :) I'd look like a prune after 3 showers LOL Got a friend coming down from Cape Vincent, gives me a chance to work on my social skills. Won't be to hard, she's a Conserative. triple LOL Ahhh, cute lil kitty's. Do you need the skirting to get the CO Freddy? Have a good week-end all.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:55 am

It is 70 degrees at my house and the sun is barely peaking over the trees! Looks like it is going to be another warm one today.

Freddy, are you going to tie in that single wide with your coal boiler?
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:09 am

Mornin’ all. Cold pizza and coffee for me.

We are getting a little drizzle this morning, thunderstorms possible later. I have to decide do I go to Sam’s this morning or will the rain end soon and things dry off so I can go out and mow and hopefully do a little bit of garden work. I am sure which ever I decide will be wrong but that’s the way it goes. We do need rain around here but will we get enough?

A big shout out to those responsible for the traffic jam on I 80 yesterday afternoon at Tannersville/Bartonsville. Single lane traffic work zone I 80 west on a Friday afternoon…Brilliant!

Hey Freddy here is a song for ya.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:49 am

68 here at 0700. 95 yesterday, and that is HOT for us! Great for the vacation folks, but all those working outside have a few choice words for this hot stuff.
We actually need some rain now, but it's race weekend, so hopefully it will wait ......sitting on those aluminum bleachers along with 80,000 others.....not for me.
Enjoy the fine summer weather...keep those pets hydrated, too! :idea:
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:22 am

Just a coffee for me, waiting for some company as well. Freddy I didn't know the laws were so lax there to be able to have a cat house delivered. :o We are finally going to get some rain (I hope), saw the state czar of agriculture yesterday so I stopped & talked to him & things don't look good at all for most crops around here, he said even if we get some rain now it may be too late for corn, the ears won't fatten up after a certain point, prices will be going up on just about everything. The little farms don't get the help.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:23 am

Ice water this morning. Too muggy for coffee. I can barely see my barn, theres so much water in the air. Yeahhhh, another outside project. My neighbor needs an electric run from one barn to another, about 100ft away. Just a 20amp circuit for lights. He was gonna string ROMEX overhead, from barn to barn! :o :shock: I'm gonna try and persuade him to do it correctly. Aerial Grade wire is pricey, but I'll also suggest underground-grade romex, in a trench. I got the backhoe, so that alternative should be the best bang for his buc.
Finally drove the 1947 Farmall Cub I had been rebuilding. Amazing how 60 year old technology is still good today, vehicles biult 15 years ago are struggling to remain running. I posted a video here. .. Coffee 7-7-12


Stay cool..... :punk:
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:28 am

We had a couple rolls of thunder in the night, so I woke up this morning with a 3 year old all huddled in bed with me and the mrs. Thank goodness we left the air on last night. We bought the little one a small 12 volt convertible and let me tell yea mid 90's have no effect on this kid. Anywho, hope all has a great weekend keep cool!
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:34 am

It's already 87 degrees...at 9:25AM!


freetown fred wrote:Do you need the skirting to get the CO


What's a CO? LOL We just move in & then tell the town who to send the tax bill to. Yaaa, they do issue a CO, but they'll let us slide a while.

Rob R. wrote:Freddy, are you going to tie in that single wide with your coal boiler?


I've talked/joked about it. I know the AA would do the job, but, the trailer is 250 feet away. I think the cost & heat loss wouldn't make it worth it.


samhill wrote: Freddy I didn't know the laws were so lax there to be able to have a cat house delivered.


As long as the city crew get's first dibs, no problem!
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Well I wasn't up at the crack of 3:30 like the farmers and Freddy but I figured it was time to check in while I wait for the paint to dry in between coats.

It has been a little hectic the past week. Started last weekend with the 1 grandson's baseball weekend. Their 8u team entered the local state championship series. Played 2 games last Saturday in all that heat. I caught a few players getting quite flushed during the second game and had to enter the dugout and get them wet towels and put on their little heads and necks to cool them off. Coaches weren't seeing what I was and thanked me for catching it. They finally won the championship game on Tuesday night so they are now entitled to move on to the semi-finals in Basking Ridge, NJ to be held in August.

While the grandson was playing ball, his 13 year old sister went to the doctor due to her sluggish behaviour and general lack of energy. Come to find out she was in serious diabetic condition. Her blood sugar was way over 400 and was immediately sent down to CHOP in Philly and admitted in the pediatric ICU. Her blood ph was also way low and they suspected there might be some intercranial issues. A CT scan showed nothing between her ears to be concerned about. :D She finally came home on Wednesday and now has to learn how to count carbs and inject herself 4 times a day with insulin.

Got a new employee who started on Monday. Seems to know what he is doing so guess who went in the spraybooth this week ?? NOT THIS GUY !!!!

Thursday my mother-in-law's cat decided to do what cats do and caught the mother tree swallow that has 3 chicks in a nest right outside of our door in the front flower bed. So now I have become the "bird whisperer" and am feeding them mealworms from the end of tweezers. I dont know if that is what they need but the little guys are chomping them down and have made it so far. We'll see how long they survive. As far as the cat ???????

The old AA 260 idles along fine. Sometime this summer I want to shut it down and give it a much needed service call. I think the ash cone needs replacement and I know the water coil gasket is leaking. Just another thing on the to do list.

Freddy, make sure you have that trailer high enough for future access to everything underneath it before you finish the connections.

Chris my dad had a farmall like that with a snow plow and belly mower. He gave the thing away. They are a nice little tractor.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.


Rick
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:02 pm

Rick 386 wrote:Freddy, make sure you have that trailer high enough for future access to everything underneath it before you finish the connections.


For sure! It's a trick to get them low enough to save on steps and skirting, yet high enough to easily go under it for unforeseen things....like kittens!

HOT~ 97 on one thermometer, 101 on the other!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:26 pm

Rick posted,
While the grandson was playing ball, his 13 year old sister went to the doctor due to her sluggish behaviour and general lack of energy. Come to find out she was in serious diabetic condition. Her blood sugar was way over 400 and was immediately sent down to CHOP in Philly and admitted in the pediatric ICU. Her blood ph was also way low and they suspected there might be some intercranial issues. A CT scan showed nothing between her ears to be concerned about. :D She finally came home on Wednesday and now has to learn how to count carbs and inject herself 4 times a day with insulin.


Hello everyone! Been a hot week, what would we do without the magic of air conditioning and refrigerant gases?

So sad, I knew where you were going before I read the 2nd sentence. I too was diagnosed with type 1 at 13 years old. At CHOP too, for 12 days. I was on single shot a day back then, ( old pork & beef insulin ) four to five per day until 10 years ago when I stared with a pump. We all use human insulin today, pump users use very quick acting Humalog. Much more freedom with the pump. But much more work too. Your grand daughter will be using one soon, I'm sure. It takes lots of training with shots and carb counting until one understands the whole insulin thing. Message me anytime with any questions. I have 37 years experience at it. Have patience, it is a very difficult condition to live with.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:39 pm

Not much going on around here today. We are holding around 90* with isolated thunderstorms moving through the area. I hope one drops by my house as my front rain barrel is empty. I used that water to give the dogs a bath. It was the first time I really used it and I was glad to have it. Our water bill was $200 for the last quarter. The bees are all hightailing it home before it hits. I need to mow but my lawn mover of 20 years bit the dust last week. We've been saying for the last 5 years, "let's just make it through the summer and then we'll look at getting another one." Not this year, apparently the part we need is so out of date it's no where to be found so we have to bite the bullet and get a new one. I'd like to find a riding mower, not a yard tractor, my yard's not big enough for a yard tractor, but just a lawn mower with a seat and a t bar to steer it. I remember them from years ago but no one seems to make them now. Oh well I guess a front wheel self propelled walk behind like the one that died will have to do.

I'm leaving Monday again for GA. Mom is doing well but I can be a help while she makes the adjustment to life without dad. It's been a long time since she has been able to just go and do the things she wanted to do. I don't know what we will be doing exactly but for the next week, her schedule is my schedule. I'm glad that I have summers off and can be there.

Well, the sky has gotten pretty dark so I guess I should sign off. I hope everyone has a great week, stay cool and take care, Lisa

PS. I am watching the mail for my Florida Carry Conceal Permit. Florida has a will issue law and will issue to non residents so given my squeaky clean record, I should get it any day now. My VA CCP is not recognized in GA but the Florida one is. In fact, the GA State Police suggest that's the route to take. GA gun laws are interesting. They don't care if you are carrying concealed or open; the permit is to carry. I was hoping to have it before I left but .... Bummer but it just means I have to take my gun off at the GA border and put it in the glove box.
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Re: Coffee 7-14-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:52 pm

Just a piece of peanut butter toast for me today. Everybody's got some project going on! I have a few customers in the same neighborhood I take care of; I was on the way to the current job and stopped to say hello to the guy next door. He wanted his hose bibb fixed, it was too tight. I took care of him first.
Two trips to the hardware store, and two hours later I started some carpentry where I was supposed to be in the first place.
The lady has let this nice big house go for probably ten or fifteen years. Just keep paying me lady and I'll try to restore the exterior.
I hate to do less than perfect work, but I showed her how extensive it would get to remove all water/carpenter ant damage. A lot more reconstruction was in order, but I don't think there was any bad structural compromise. I doused all the ant damage with copper napthenate.

Trying to do what will keep moisture out of the siding. She had a box of primed cedar shakes in the garage, of course a mouse nest was in it. I haven't seen a house this neglected in a long time.
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