Coffee 11-17-12

Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:21 am

18 degrees here, VERY heavy frost. No wind, so the old house is very cozy for minimal btu's.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:59 am

It's a balmy 29 here, cold in the house as I am burning oil until my coal gets here this week hopefully. They say all the truckers are tied up with deliveries to the storm areas. I miss my coal!!!
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:17 am

19 Degrees this morning on the Maine coast. Wouldn't know it in here where it's a toasty 73. Had the both Glenwoods going with the cookstove at about 300 and the MO116 at 350 degrees. Got to say that in my old house that is on the hot side! Cats are diggin it though. I haven't even got the worst of the windows "insulated " yet either.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:32 am

My wife and I went out for a dinner date last night since we were child free. It was a trip to Bangor for some nice Chinese Food and then pie at Dysarts afterwards. I meant to ask the fuel desk about coal sales there, but forgot about it when I was there. :-( Anyway it will probably be awhile before we do that again. She is at that awkward stage in pregnancy where you cannot quite tell if it is a baby-bump or she has been eating too many holiday cookies. She has always worked out to stay in shape so she is pretty self conscious of it...

We did window shop for some maternity clothes and found the quintessential “little black dress” in a maternity cut. I told her when it is truly apparent it is a baby-belly we should go on a date. We like to get dressed up and do that once in awhile. I think since it is a baby we are having, I think we should do what we have always done and enjoy the few months that pregnancy is. If a lady likes to get dressed up and go out to dinner with her husband, pregnancy should not stop that.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:40 am

NoSmoke wrote:My wife and I went out for a dinner date last night since we were child free. It was a trip to Bangor for some nice Chinese Food and then pie at Dysarts afterwards. I meant to ask the fuel desk about coal sales there, but forgot about it when I was there. :-( Anyway it will probably be awhile before we do that again. She is at that awkward stage in pregnancy where you cannot quite tell if it is a baby-bump or she has been eating too many holiday cookies. She has always worked out to stay in shape so she is pretty self conscious of it...

We did window shop for some maternity clothes and found the quintessential “little black dress” in a maternity cut. I told her when it is truly apparent it is a baby-belly we should go on a date. We like to get dressed up and do that once in awhile. I think since it is a baby we are having, I think we should do what we have always done and enjoy the few months that pregnancy is. If a lady likes to get dressed up and go out to dinner with her husband, pregnancy should not stop that.

What do you guys think?



I think who cares about what other people think. Enjoy time with your wife.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:40 am

beautiful 33 here, just texted son to see how the Harman is doing with that 19 Steve. Might be a little colder up river aways. Coffee all brewed, wish I had some bacon and eggs, just to remind me more about my hunting camp. :( I hear gun shots around the area at dark and sunup here, must be a few hunters out hunting. Funny thing my brother noticed in NC, VA, NY, and I the same here in TN, that no one heater hunts. Property is so private and defended that you drive right by deer and no seems to take a second look. It never occurred to us that the problem was the freedom we enjoy in ME to go on other peoples property. This gets warped and goes to far when I have had people shoot deer from the road right over my roof.(hillside behind my house) I am a no -good-SOB to some because I posted my property and I have the best deer crossing for miles through my field. I do not hunt my home and have never shot a deer on my home lot. I will start a new post at some point here about hunting I think.
Enjoy Sun. all,

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:45 am

NoSmoke wrote:My wife and I went out for a dinner date last night since we were child free. It was a trip to Bangor for some nice Chinese Food and then pie at Dysarts afterwards. I meant to ask the fuel desk about coal sales there, but forgot about it when I was there. :-( Anyway it will probably be awhile before we do that again. She is at that awkward stage in pregnancy where you cannot quite tell if it is a baby-bump or she has been eating too many holiday cookies. She has always worked out to stay in shape so she is pretty self conscious of it...

We did window shop for some maternity clothes and found the quintessential “little black dress” in a maternity cut. I told her when it is truly apparent it is a baby-belly we should go on a date. We like to get dressed up and do that once in awhile. I think since it is a baby we are having, I think we should do what we have always done and enjoy the few months that pregnancy is. If a lady likes to get dressed up and go out to dinner with her husband, pregnancy should not stop that.

What do you guys think?


Heck no, I totally agree that you should entertain her every whim! After all, it's a tough deal to go through for them and it can't be easy. Kim and I spent last week traveling before she went to the UK on Friday. We had a ball and there are some fantastic eatery's in Portland! I'm the one with the "baby bump" now except I'd call it what it is. A Gut Check! :( Need to work on that. We stayed at a hotel with a spa and pool and I did some reps on the stepper and treadmill before swimming but it's amazing how many calories you don't work off! :lol:
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:53 am

KLook wrote:beautiful 33 here, just texted son to see how the Harman is doing with that 19 Steve. Might be a little colder up river aways. Coffee all brewed, wish I had some bacon and eggs, just to remind me more about my hunting camp. :( I hear gun shots around the area at dark and sunup here, must be a few hunters out hunting. Funny thing my brother noticed in NC, VA, NY, and I the same here in TN, that no one heater hunts. Property is so private and defended that you drive right by deer and no seems to take a second look. It never occurred to us that the problem was the freedom we enjoy in ME to go on other peoples property. This gets warped and goes to far when I have had people shoot deer from the road right over my roof.(hillside behind my house) I am a no -good-SOB to some because I posted my property and I have the best deer crossing for miles through my field. I do not hunt my home and have never shot a deer on my home lot. I will start a new post at some point here about hunting I think.
Enjoy Sun. all,

Kevin


Honestly I don't blame you there Kev. We got some yahoo's up here (as you well know) who take advantage of people's property and generosity and are not that concerned about posted signs or safety before taking the shot. Err on the side of caution I say. I have a doe that's lived out back in the alders for about 3 yrs now. She raids my garden every summer and I don't care. I wouldn't even think of taking her and would be pissed if someone else did! That said, if I'm up on the ridge and a nice buck walks by..........
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:54 am

NoSmoke wrote:My wife and I went out for a dinner date last night since we were child free. It was a trip to Bangor for some nice Chinese Food and then pie at Dysarts afterwards. I meant to ask the fuel desk about coal sales there, but forgot about it when I was there. :-( Anyway it will probably be awhile before we do that again. She is at that awkward stage in pregnancy where you cannot quite tell if it is a baby-bump or she has been eating too many holiday cookies. She has always worked out to stay in shape so she is pretty self conscious of it...

We did window shop for some maternity clothes and found the quintessential “little black dress” in a maternity cut. I told her when it is truly apparent it is a baby-belly we should go on a date. We like to get dressed up and do that once in awhile. I think since it is a baby we are having, I think we should do what we have always done and enjoy the few months that pregnancy is. If a lady likes to get dressed up and go out to dinner with her husband, pregnancy should not stop that.

What do you guys think?

I think you are a good man. Very thoughtful of you. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:58 am

Natives have a belief about crops--when planting your seed--plant one for thanx to the Creator, one for the critters he has given us for food & clothing & one for our own consumption. ;)
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:59 am

NoSmoke wrote:My wife and I went out for a dinner date last night since we were child free. It was a trip to Bangor for some nice Chinese Food and then pie at Dysarts afterwards. I meant to ask the fuel desk about coal sales there, but forgot about it when I was there. :-( Anyway it will probably be awhile before we do that again. She is at that awkward stage in pregnancy where you cannot quite tell if it is a baby-bump or she has been eating too many holiday cookies. She has always worked out to stay in shape so she is pretty self conscious of it...

We did window shop for some maternity clothes and found the quintessential “little black dress” in a maternity cut. I told her when it is truly apparent it is a baby-belly we should go on a date. We like to get dressed up and do that once in awhile. I think since it is a baby we are having, I think we should do what we have always done and enjoy the few months that pregnancy is. If a lady likes to get dressed up and go out to dinner with her husband, pregnancy should not stop that.

What do you guys think?

As I adopted my sons, I have not gone through the baby weight gain crazed female thing. However, I have 4 grand daughters and I got to observe the daughter in laws and all their pregnant friends. A whole bunch of them. If the girl is over weight to start with, no change. If the girls is thin, fit, and likes to stay that way, problem. What happens after birth is important because some are depressed and don't make any effort to recover. Some become even heavier, and more depressed, and some go at it and recover their former shape. It is pretty much an even split I would say between the 15 odd friends of my sons that have endured it. Both of my daughter in laws have regained prepregnancy form and are happy.
I would say that your support is more important them anything during this stressful time. She ain't gonna feel sexy and the little things you say will be greatly appreciated.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:05 am

Yeah NoSmoke ... something I learned long ago was to not give 2 shits what people think. If you want to go out, go out - to hell with everyone else. ;)

Thanks for your stories Dan - I laughed my ass off reading! I can just see the hole blasting thru the plastic!! BWAHAHAAA!! :lol:



23° this morning - coldest so far this season. House stayed at 70°. Got home late after many drinks with the neighbors, so I was up until 01:30 saving the coal fire - should've done that before I went out the door ...

Posted most of my nightmarish projects on the last Coffee, so not much to talk about here. Blazer is still down, waiting on a 3rd distributor ... GRRR!! ... and I haven't had time to tear into the front differential to find out why the 4x4 just decided not to work anymore. :mad: :mad: Wife might be driving the Focus this year .... and that needs rear brakes! I'm sure there will be a million "check engine lights" along the way, being that thing is post -'96. I'm ready to torch these shitboxes!!

Gotta step back sometimes and be thankful for what you've got. A little "re-evaluation". Something else I learned long ago, because I lived it: can always be worse!! You guys in Sandy's path hang in there.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:06 am

Honestly I don't blame you there Kev. We got some yahoo's up here (as you well know) who take advantage of people's property and generosity and are not that concerned about posted signs or safety before taking the shot. Err on the side of caution I say. I have a doe that's lived out back in the alders for about 3 yrs now. She raids my garden every summer and I don't care. I wouldn't even think of taking her and would be pissed if someone else did! That said, if I'm up on the ridge and a nice buck walks by..........


I am not against people shooting deer on their own property as long as it is safe, I just hold hunting to a higher standard and go "out in the woods"to pursue game. And it is my fall back position as they all say that I would shoot one on my front lawn. I tell them no I wouldn't, and if I did it is MY front lawn. And the ones that know me well enough know I wouldn't. You are surrounded by some of the people that are the worst offenders. And the Cutler boys are just as bad. And each town has some. It would be along discussion here. Just keep your head down for the rest of the week, it will reach a fever pitch later this week.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:29 am

I can't believe someone would shoot a deer from the road on someone else's property !! I'd drive my 25,000 pound front end loader over their car or truck and claim the brakes stopped working..

I've confronted many trespassers on my propert, and after the first one, who aimed his gun at me and told me to get out of his face, well, I always am armed. I just won't tollerate people who think it's OK to go walking, driving or hunting on my property.. :mad:

I usually ask them: Do you have a back yard at your House?? answer 'Yes'.. Then I say, well give me you driver's license, so I can get your address, and I'll come over with a rifle or shotgun and start walking all around, and I'll bring my 4x4 and do a few turns in your back yard,, what do you think about that??
Response: well I wouldn't like it.
I say: well this is MY back yard, NOT yours, now get the hell off my land before the sherrif deputies get here, I called them when I left the house, and they won't be long..

And several times the Deputies have shown up and put the fear of citations, impounding vehicles and arrest into their heads..

I'm sure I'm known as the 'crazy old guy' who escorts trespassers at gunpoint off his land.. and I take every oportunity to valicate that reputation !! :o

Ok time to get something accomplished.

Greg l
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:37 pm

Afternoon everyone. Today was a fairly lazy day for me. I leisurely did some work in my son's room.Figured since my daudaughter's room was done I'd finish up the boys. Still have a bunch of sheetrocking to do, gotta pick up an attic stair enclosure and run some more wires. But I finally finished taking the wall out of his room.

Now I'm off to watch the last episode of the The Walking Dead before the DVR records tonight's episode.
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