Coffee 9-29 a day early

Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:42 am

Souns like a plan RM--help me work on my social skills. toothy I hear that SB--I need to track down an inexpensive buggy, they're few & far between any more ;)
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:42 am

Morning eveeybody. Rain and wind up here on the Maine coast. Looking like it's the forcast for the mext 4-5 days or so. Not enough for me to light the new Glenwood though. The Jotul, is on and if need be I'll put some wood to the cookstove. I want to light the Glenwood MO116 once this season. And that ain't yet.

Good on Ya Freddie for taking in the family member. In the older days nearly everyone lived at home with the fam till they died. I have my 82 yr old Mum with me and she loves it. The old gal is still doing pretty well to although she uses a cane and her balance isn't all that great. This is a big house and I'm glad to have her. No nurcing home for her if I can possibly help it. Crap weather for camp though. Light up that stove and break out the cribbage board!

Rob, I'm with you on the damp and cold. The past month or more, it's been the best part of the summer. No bugs to speak of, excellent weather, two new cats (1 1/2yr old Mommy and her 5 month old lad) making themselves to home here and entertaining old Mum. They are quite a hoot.
I really get miffed at the gas prices! :mad: Last time gas was $4 a gallon around here was 2008. At that time the price per barrel was $140. Now, close to $4 again and the ppb is $100? Can anyone say Price gouging, or am I missing something?

Smitty, again excellent job on the roof. Your wifes scaring the heck out me with that through the pocket training though! ;) Just don't seem right when I think about it so close to the family jewels :lol: For me that is. :)

Welp, another cuppa french roast and I'm up on the second floor painting a little hallway between the bath and my bedroom. For such a small space it's quite a PIA what with pipes and breaker box etc.. runining through it. Kim wants a linen towel closet in there so you all know what I'll be doin this weekend. :x
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:53 am

:lol: Yeah Steve - nobody messes with the little wifey! You wouldn't even see it coming. One less thing I have to worry about. 8-)

Thanks for the compliments on the roof. Still got to finish up the ridge caps, and install metal on the back section ... but the most important thing is we got over 1" of rain from this storm yesterday and NOT ONE DROP of moisture got in the barn. Now I suddenly have 12 empty buckets for used motor oil. :dancing:

On that subject, I must say, the quality of nails has really gone down the toilet. Out of the 25 lbs. that went thru my hands, I saw several strange things. Nails with no head, too small of a head, missing parts of the head, flash hanging off the tip, a few completely wrong type of nails altogether, .... and THIS:

This stuff would be considered scrap 20 years ago. Now, it's just par for the course. Made in red china .... where else?
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:01 pm

Dann757 wrote:
jpete wrote:Sig Sauer .40 instruction byt SWAT members.


So the government sucks unless you need them. :?: Sorry couldn't resist. Just jealous. As long as I stay here, no 2nd ammendment rights for me.
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That's the point of the class, so we can see where our tax dollars go. I'd be more than happy to carry my own weapon if they'd let me have my rights while they are "defending my rights" ;)

I won't win any awards but I got all the rounds in the neighborhood of center of mass at 15 yards. :)

This is why I have a shotgun, no accuracy necessary! :D

My first shot was the dead center, low one. All the rest were a little high.

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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:26 pm

jpete wrote:I'd be more than happy to carry my own weapon if they'd let me have my rights while they are "defending my rights"


OK OK , as long as you're more like Dirty Harry Callahan than Dirty Harry Reid :D

Like I said, just jealous. If I got pulled over here and there was a wrist-rocket on the front seat; an hour later I'd be in a world of hurt. :shock:
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:22 pm

The EFM has been serviced, and refired with buck coal. No pinched fingers, no lost skin, one match. :punk:
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:23 pm

Looking at an IH-80 combine thats in an auction next weekend. So i am scrapping 2 parts balers,S69 and S268. Need to have more cash for posibly getting it. Put new fire bricks in coal boiler, 3 , the ones in there had cracks and several fell a part when cleaned. Beeen thinking about making some forms to make higher bricks that use exsisting tabs for bricks now. Firebrick mortar is available, and in temp range up to 3000 degrees. Like to lay in deeper bed of coal so it gets longer burns between tendings. Not happy with firebricks that came with boiler..seem to crack way to easily when fired.

Oh anyone looking for any baler parts, needles, knotters,gears, sheaves, trip clutch, etc, give me a holler quickly. will be loading them sunday evening to go to japan.

Also working on coal bin exstension to put another 1-2 tons or so of pea coal, to use with warmer weather. Good on nut for colder winter.
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:54 pm

wilder11354 wrote:Looking at an IH-80 combine thats in an auction next weekend. So i am scrapping 2 parts balers,S69 and S268. Need to have more cash for posibly getting it. Put new fire bricks in coal boiler, 3 , the ones in there had cracks and several fell a part when cleaned. Beeen thinking about making some forms to make higher bricks that use exsisting tabs for bricks now. Firebrick mortar is available, and in temp range up to 3000 degrees. Like to lay in deeper bed of coal so it gets longer burns between tendings. Not happy with firebricks that came with boiler..seem to crack way to easily when fired.

Oh anyone looking for any baler parts, needles, knotters,gears, sheaves, trip clutch, etc, give me a holler quickly. will be loading them sunday evening to go to japan.

Also working on coal bin exstension to put another 1-2 tons or so of pea coal, to use with warmer weather. Good on nut for colder winter.


That's a good idea Wilder. Once you make the proper mold you can cast all the brink you need. I would go higher for the deeper bed if you can too.
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:09 pm

Had company this morning. Sorry I missed breakfast. After company left in the late afternoon hours I started changing the gaskets on the DS.

Last year when I did it I used the Dremel to clean the channels out. Took a few hours. This time I used a 3/8" punch and a hammer. The punch fit perfectly in the channel on it's side. Took about 20 minutes to get the old gaskets out and cleaned up. Should've done that last season.
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:49 pm

Something funny, yet sad at the same time:

Jpete - that target there ..... is ILLEGAL in MA. We're not allowed to have silhouette targets either .. if you can believe that one! :no2: What a frigged up state I live in ... :flush:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:14 am

SMITTY wrote:that target there ..... is ILLEGAL in MA


Are you allowed butter knives or must you butter your toast with a spoon? Gad zooks... MA leads the race of idiotic laws.

It rained the whole time at camp, but the fire was warm & the cribbage board still works. Even when it's dreary, it's still the most beautiful place.

Got back just in time to get the news that Marty's brother passed away. He's been ill for some time & it was expected. Even though he was the black sheep of the family, he was still her brother. Certainly you can blame this one on cigarettes. Marty's workplace is going to have a fit. She took two days "family leave" for Uncle Billy, and now is allowed three days bereavement leave for her brother.....not three days after the death, three work days which will be next Wed, Thur, Fri. She is right on the verge of quitting & retiring early as the work load is worse than ever & they refuse to hire help.
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:46 am

Freddy wrote:Gad zooks... MA leads the race of idiotic laws.

You got that right Freddy! I can't even buy BRASS online ... or plain bullets - not loaded ones ... just the bullets! :mad:



Sorry to hear the bad news. Marty's workplace is just going to have to deal with it! Tell her to tell them to stick it if they give her a hard time! Family first, everything else is second.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:04 am

Sheesh I don't get it with the targets? What the rational behind that?
Sorry about the BIL Freddie. Got to say, smoking is nasty for your health but doesn't stop allot of people. My neighbor got lung cancer and still wouldn't quit! She died a couple years ago now but I can remember her still buying these "Indian ciggs") up on the res in Eastport. You never realise how nasty smoking is till you quit and then jump into a heavy smokers car! :o Ha,ha,ha, funny how self righteous ex-smokers can be! ;)
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:39 am

Glad you had some beautiful surroundings Freddy. My buddy just moved into his house in Swanville, Me. The guy is happy as hell and planning a garden already.



SteveZee wrote:Got to say, smoking is nasty for your health but doesn't stop allot of people.


I'm so worried about our country's direction I started smoking again after ten years. I didn't pick up after 9/11/01. Mostly roll my own with nasty Directbuy tobacco; otherwise I got pulled in by American Spirit :shock: They say nicotine is more addictive than heroin. It's embarrasing :oops:
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Re: Coffee 9-29 a day early

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:08 am

SMITTY wrote:Something funny, yet sad at the same time:

Jpete - that target there ..... is ILLEGAL in MA. We're not allowed to have silhouette targets either .. if you can believe that one! :no2: What a frigged up state I live in ... :flush:


I'm not sure we can have silhouette targets here either. That one is from the police department and the police don't have to obey the law. :lol:

All the targets available in stores here are either bulls eyes or "zombies".
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