Coffee 10-27-12

Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 5:54 am

Good day! The coffee is about done perking; come, join in and savor a cup. That's real half & half in the creamer. Nuthin' but the best for the coffee crew. The eggs are big this week so let's have scrambled, I think over easy would be crispy on the edges and cool in the middle. Maybe a link of sausage too? OK!

What strange weather. We are alternating between heavy rain and brilliant sunshine. Now a hurricane? I think it's going to miss Maine, but you people in it's path, please, prepare & be careful.

I took uncle Bill to town so we could get flu shots. They talked me into whooping cough and pnemonia too. Well, I thought they'd mix them together and give me one big ol' shot.... noooo, it was three separate shots. Two in the right arm, one in the left. Man, they hurt! It's like I've been hit with a baseball bat on both arms. I can't sleep on my right side, I can't sleep on my left side. I may have to try outside! The pneumonia shot is the worst, and come to find out, maybe I shouldn't have had it until I hit 65? Oh, well....bring on the black plague.... I'm ready!

I hope you all have a productive weekend. Let's get to it!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 6:09 am

Mornin all. Outstanding breakfast choice Freddy. Thank you. Up way to early this AM--friggin coy-dogs. Gonna be chopping corn today. Made a few extra bucks leveling out a pile of gravel in a neighbors driveway yesterday--I'm pleased to tears with this 8N. I gotta figure out how to get some more weight on the back blade without askin one of our local heffers to stand on it. Been real cloudy here since yesterday early afternoon--I'm all battened down & all snow removal stuff is as ready as it's going to get--propane camp stove is up & ready, bunch of jugs of water for drinking & flushing full, two 5 gal. pails under down spouts, kero lamps full, wicks in good shape, swales all done down to the barn--pond & creek are dry, so it will take a LOT of rain for serious flooding--time will tell---it's all God stuff ya know ;) Everybody be smart & be safe.
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: Cap On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 6:56 am

Good Morning all, I sure could use a scrambled egg breakfast! 2 cups down and I am off to work in 5mins. But I do have a DD pumpkin muffin for the ride! I have to drive out to Shamokin Dam, PA. I can either take the direct path and run thru the heart of anthracite country or go up and around using I-80.
Stay dry.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 7:40 am

Good morning. Are those brown eggs or white? As a kid I would argue with my dad that I did not like brown eggs. He said that you could not tell the difference and then he went even further and said brown eggs tasted better. I asked, “if you can’t taste the difference how can they taste better?” Don’t outsmart your dad! bop2

Are you sure you even needed whooping cough Freddy. I have to check with my doctor but I think they give a DTP shot when you ask for a tetanus shot. If this is true I am good, if not I may get the shot. Pertussis is going around these days, who would have ever thunk it? :shock:

The weatherman is having uncontrollable orgasms thinking about this hurricane thing coming our way. It looks like it is coming up the coast and making a hard left. Why? Because it would not be much fun if it made a hard right and went out to sea. Monday we will all be sitting around saying “I thought they wanted rain today” Whatever happens happens, I’ll deal with it then. No trees by the house, tractor has fuel, generator works and if the creek rises to the point we have to evacuate, trust me, we are f**ked. For real!

Time to go look for trouble, have a good weekend.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: KLook On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 8:00 am

Morning all, thanks for breakfast Freddy, needed that. For a change I am not in the path of the new"storm of the century"! However, I will be tracking my brother and a good friend as they drive to North Carolina this morning to hunt! :shock: Ayuh, you got that right. They are driving into the teeth of it because, I have to admit, we in Maine really don't pay much attention to such things. Weather is, weather happens, move along, nothing to see here. So if anyone down the 495-81-? corridor see a couple out place guys in camo, stop and say hi.

Another great day here.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: samhill On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 9:15 am

Morning all, just a to-go cup for me, gotta run up to Ashtabula for a 220 circuit breaker & I guess I'll fill a couple just in case gas cans. Hope everyone stays safe & dry from what they are saying my way may get snow, like FF our lakes & ponds are all low so lots of room for water. Bad week for me last Sun my young dog got skunked (thank God for dawn soap) then Mon. my old dog just got too bad so I had her put down gave me 16 years of friendship, as a tribute to her I,m just watching how the other neighborhood dogs (not knowing she's gone) still avoid my place as she was the local Queen around these parts & let the others know. Local VA Clinic built new digs so it's open house there & I'll drop by, that's about as exciting as it gets around these parts. Almost forgot the skunk (which was out in daylight & not running from anything) got a dose of lead poisoning.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 9:16 am

Morning Fella's. Brilliant sunshine up here on the coast o Maine. Just an awesome day and I'm going to spend the most it outside. Just about finished filling a 20yrd roll off with "junk" as Kim calls it. Seemed like treasure to me but.. ;) The old Chickering piano was quite the beast to move. Cast iron harp in there must weigh 800lbs! Hired a few young bucks for that one. ;) . Got some nice wood off the old gal though after it was out of the house. Big oak 6"x's on the back and some mahogany pieces too. I'll think of something to recycle them into.

Just finished up a bowl of yogurt with strawbs and granola for breakfast. It ain't eggs sausage and taters but it's supposed to be good for me. :P Sunday I'm sleeping in and having a big fry up brunch. Been waitin all week.

Freddie my man, that your strong immune system battin you in the side of the arm after those shots. Same thing happens to me although I haven't done a flu shot in many years now since I don't ever seem to get it. Nice breakfast too. I could almost taste those fried eggs based on your description.

Fred, I had to laugh at that tractor blade comment. We rural folks seem to be endowed with allot of those blade weights :D . Cornfed stock.

Glad to hear it's going well in Tenn. Kev. Real pretty country in east Tenn. We'll keep an eye on it up while your gone. Lots of guys in Coffin's or rather Pineo's stocking up on ammo yesterday. Sell quite a few licenses too. Could hear several people "sighting" in this morning. ;) Could have been grousing though.

Alrighty, I'm out the door.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 9:26 am

Good Morning everyone. Freddy, thanks for the coffee and eggs. :D
For a rare change I'm on the Forum on saturday morning. Usually I'm too busy or gone somewhere.
But this week is 'blurry-vision' week..
I had my second 'Trab' surgery on monday morning, the vision from that eye [right side] is not too bad.
The left eye had the surgery a month ago, and it's still very blurry. I think the left eye changed shape
when the intraocular pressures went down.. So I need new glasses . But I can't get new glasses untill
at least a month after I stop using eyedrops for healing. So I'm gonna be moving slow for at least a
month or more.
Using the computer isn't too difficult, I can enlarge the screen to 'geezer size' the print. :shock: :lol:

We had three days of wonderful warm 70*+ weather last week. Then on friday, winter showed up. I think
it might have reached 48* yesterday, 77* on Thursday.. Brrrr.

So I fired up the AA260 boiler on friday, and am now burning anthracite instead of propane. :lol:

For those of you in the path of 'Sandy' get prepared and be safe, and please check on your neighbors
and the elderly, who might not be as prepared as you are.

Ok, time to try to do something..
Greg L
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 2:59 pm

Hi all,

The weather is great around these parts - for right now anyway. The locals are all out searching for basic necessitates; milk, toilet paper and what not. That's not something I have to worry about because of my emergency planning program. I took down the political yard signs and put away the lawn furniture just in case this storm turned out to be something after all. I tied the bee hive down so it won't tip over in the wind if that develops. I wouldn't want to have to deal with thousands of mad, wet bees in the pouring rain.

I did go out to the stove store for flat gasket and adhesive so I can finish prepping my stove. I'm waiting for a new piece of ceramic glass to arrive. The original piece was etched up pretty badly. Regardless, I stored it away for "just in case" situations. It always made me nervous not having a replacement glass for the door. I think I got a good deal on the ceramic glass over the internet. I went with Peninsula Glass Company out of Oregon. The ceramic they offered matched all the specifications of other companies but was only $58 for a piece 8 x14. I guess we will see what a bargain it was after it gets here and I install it but it looks good on paper.

Hey, Freddy, This must be the time for vaccinations. It seems that either someone I know directly or a friend of a friend has shingles and is in a lot of discomfort from it, if not in pain so both DK and I went and got the shingles shot last week. That's one less thing I have to worry about down the line. That brings us up to date except for the annual flu shot. I haven't decided if I'm going to get that this year. They say skipping a year doesn't matter much. What to do....

Well, it's quiet right now but that will change as the weekend goes on. I hope everyone stays safe and dry. Take care, Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 7:26 pm

lowfog01 wrote:I haven't decided if I'm going to get that this year. They say skipping a year doesn't matter much.

Ohhh, I dunno....if I only got one shot it would be the flu shot.

gaw wrote: I think they give a DTP shot when you ask for a tetanus shot.

Yaa, part of the reason I said OK to the whooping cough shot was because they said it was tetnus also. I DO like to keep my tetnus up to date.

My arms are much less sore today. I'm sure I'll sleep OK tonight. Only the DTP still hurts some, but not bad.

samhill wrote:my old dog just got too bad so I had her put down
Sorry to hear you had to say good-bye to your old friend. Thank you for caring for her so much that you wouldn't let her suffer.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 8:23 pm

Missed your breakfast Freddy, out early to farm, customer came for a load of hay. Then over to thier place, help unload and knock on dorr for the green stuff. Then to town, bank, hardware store for shims for laminate floor install. Got home GF had scrapple, taylor ham(porkroll), bacon, and scrambled eggs W/cheese and apple cinnamon scones. As usual I ate a bit too much. Makes it tough to get working. Moved a lot of furnishing in LR about, and around to start putting laminate floor in. Took my time, work slowed(stuffed). What I got done up to this evening is looking pretty good.Will finish it tomorrow. Need to get some gas and 2 stroke mix for chainsaw, all I want for storm. dead end lane I live on has a tendacy to drop trees on road in major storms. During irene over 40 trees came down, took me and 2 other guys 5 hours to reopen road. Storm will be what it will be. plans for next week redo plumbing on coal/oil boiler set up. Just not getting what I want result wise, and one reason is obvious, other changes will be circulate out of boiler only when theres a call for heat from a zone/s. Enjoy the week end whats left and all be careful with this weather front coming.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 8:54 pm

Lookin real nice wilder--try lightening up on breakfast tomorrow ;)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun. Oct. 28, 2012 7:51 pm

Blah! Coffee tastes like *censored* 48 hours later .... but that could be clashing with the moonshine ... I dunno .... :lol:

Busy week here - not much time for computer stuff. Got the engine back in the Blazer Friday. Lost a day Saturday to visit my buddy Jim D. ;) .. then was going to finish up the install today ... but it's been Misty Mountain up here all day. So went up the range to test out my brother's new M&P Shield in .40. REAL nice shooter ... especially since the MA mandated 12 lb.trigger was tossed in the trash for a 3 lb. Had to run a few thru my carry piece since I feel I'm getting rusty. By the 3rd mag, I was my old self again.

:lol: I'm watching this reporter standing in sideways rain in Chatham on the coast right now. He's earning his dough today!

News lady is doing her best to put the sheeple of MA into widespread panic: "Power could be out for over a week!!!" Oh the humanity! What will they do without the espresso machine!!

Weather guy now saying we'll have the lowest pressure EVER with this storm. Maybe it'll deprive those in D.C. of much needed oxygen? We can only hope ... ;)
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Hooray! Now to hook everything back up
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: steamup On: Sun. Oct. 28, 2012 9:55 pm

Light posts in the coffee forum this weekend. Everybody must be getting ready for the big one. This morning for our monthly weekend drill for the fire department, we got out all the small equipment- saws, pumps, generators and made sure they ran, and put fresh gas in the gas cans on the trucks. We normally do it this time of year anyway, so might as well be ready if something comes our way.

Stopped at the big orange box yesterday to price some materials for my next project. I didn't see a generator in sight, so out of coursity I ask if they had any left. They said all stores withing 90 miles were sold out. MMMM.... I think there will be some good deals on generators after this storm is over.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Coffee 10-27-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun. Oct. 28, 2012 10:02 pm

The new floor is done, now to get baseboard trims, transitions to other rooms, and put door way mouldings up. Went up to Olums late afternoon and purchased new couch. So tuesday evening I have to pull old couch out and cut up with chain saw to make in easier to get rid of. Got fuel/2 stroke mix for saw, picking up generator tomorrow(monday), if it wasn't sold from where I work. ordered in for myself half year ago, was there friday.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed