Coffee 11-17-12

Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:27 am

freetown fred wrote:Don't even get me started on SMALL cults :oops2: I mean Church's. We've got our own version here in Freetown.


Yeah me too. My old Mum has all the sudden gone all "Born Again" on me. That's fine and anyone can believe anything they want around me without to much "intellectual" interference. :P But this woman (Mom) is a PhD and was a Professor of Philosophy (and other subjects) and was quite rational and open to all religions and no religion (like myself). Now, for whatever reason, most likely my youngest Brother (and her favorite) she's reverted back to her Catholic (of all things) roots. Again, that's fine and I understand people near the end of their lives questioning or grasping onto to a religion but she drives me nuts with it. Channel on the TV half the time and explaining to me, my wayward ways. :mad: Whatever, it's my Mom but when i try to rationally explain my points, I get the rosary cross in my face routine like I'm some demon speaking to her! A! the joys of reverse parenting! :P
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:28 am

freetown fred wrote:HINT---HINT because she is his landhag :oops2: I mean landlady. Sometimes ya just gotta chose your battles. ;)


Oops missed that part. :oops:
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:30 am

There's a saying: "Don't *censored* where ya sleep" - I think that applies ... toothy
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:10 am

SteveZee wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Don't even get me started on SMALL cults :oops2: I mean Church's. We've got our own version here in Freetown.


Yeah me too. My old Mum has all the sudden gone all "Born Again" on me. That's fine and anyone can believe anything they want around me without to much "intellectual" interference. :P But this woman (Mom) is a PhD and was a Professor of Philosophy (and other subjects) and was quite rational and open to all religions and no religion (like myself). Now, for whatever reason, most likely my youngest Brother (and her favorite) she's reverted back to her Catholic (of all things) roots. Again, that's fine and I understand people near the end of their lives questioning or grasping onto to a religion but she drives me nuts with it. Channel on the TV half the time and explaining to me, my wayward ways. :mad: Whatever, it's my Mom but when i try to rationally explain my points, I get the rosary cross in my face routine like I'm some demon speaking to her! A! the joys of reverse parenting! :P





Sort of like dealing with a former smoker or former drinker..................................

It was OK back in the day when they drank but now since they quit because they couldn't moderate their intake, they think it should be outlawed so no one else can have any................ :box:




Rick
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:25 pm

HAHAHAHA "Landhag" :lol: Now she'll give me the cold shoulder for a week. Reminds me of the old Bob Dylan song, "Ya gotta serve someone...."

Speaking of moderation, I don't drink for exactly that reason, "one's too many and a million's not enough." I was hanging at a buddy's house, he also takes care of a place in exchange for rent; however, he's the beneficiary of a salary, and lives on a local, private, quiet, isolated oasis of a farm, with lots of space and a huge barn for all his toys. He's quite a heavy drinker, I don't judge him or try to influence him, just get out of there when he starts getting sloppy. Great dude, extremely hard worker.

Gotta calm down after running around after the storm. Women customers are hell. The one lady called me three times a day with stupid requests, and after all that she was unsuccessful at blowing herself up with her generator. The other lady is a bona-fide kook. I watched her house for the whole storm, went over at 5am to check if the power was back on, notified her, sent updates etc. She gets home and complains about my price for clearing her leaves. Gahhhhhh.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:03 am

Just back from getting the old T-day turkey at our local market--I didn't realize what a ruckus one shot in the frozen food section would cause :?
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:02 pm

freetown fred wrote:Just back from getting the old T-day turkey at our local market--I didn't realize what a ruckus one shot in the frozen food section would cause :?


:rofl: Love it! :devil:
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:08 pm

I think was meant to be blind.

While out cutting firewood, I poked myself really bad with a branch and immediately went and rubbed it with my hands. Of course they were covered in chainsaw gas so now I have a nice chemical burn to my left eye. That was a perfect way to start the morning!

I did not realize how bad it was until the Eye Dr said, "Now I want to see you again tomorrow. I know it's Thanksgiving but"...

It was then that I asked him how bad it was, as Dr's do not like to see people on a major holiday as a general rule. He said if I had not have come in, I would have lost my eye due to infection due to the way the stick gouged my eye. Here is the crazy part though, I did this early this morning and kept right on cutting wood. Oh it would water up and I would have to put the saw down for a minute until I could see clear again, but nothing serious… It is just funny because the only reason I stopped cutting wood was because my winch broke on the tractor and I could not cut any more until it was fixed. Trying to fix it was a pain as a Cyclops so I just stopped for the day, and that was when it really started to hurt.

And still does…pounding headache right now with a lot of eye pain!
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:09 pm

A few years ago I was hit in the right eye by a bucket tooth on an excavator (back hoe) that broke my orbital socket and damaged my right eye.

Then I had steel shards drilled from my eye at work, of which they did not entirely remove, so I had to have the rust ring drilled out...which they did not completely get, so it was redrilled a third time.

Then I got welding flash in both eyes at work shortly after they will drilled. This required a Dr Visit to cure.

Now a stick gouged my eye out pretty good.

Now I feel like Sampson…with the exception that I have not been with a Philistine woman, nor do I have long hair (or any hair up top really) and am not currently chained to some Pagan Temple Pillars, but my eyes have been gouged out!

This sucks!!
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: CoaLen On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:25 pm

NoSmoke
I think was meant to be blind.

:shock:
I hope not.
Maybe you were meant to wear safety glasses more often. Won't solve all your problems but would sure prevent some of them!
Take care of the eyes, man.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:16 pm

:poke: OUCH NS--keep us posted after Doc visit tomorrow.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:56 pm

I am in a lot of pain tonight!

As for work, there is kind of a story on that. I am a welder, for those that do not know, and build US Navy Destroyers. About a year ago my foreman says he is putting me to the test and gives me a very difficult welding job to do. Since ships can have awkward spots to weld, I get this job of welding a critical I-Beam in the corner of a ship section that is overhead, in a tight spot, and inaccessible. In other words mirror work. The problem with mirrors are; if you use one, right is now left, and left is now right, and up is down, and down is up...and you thought welding in general was a skill! You can use two mirrors which discounts that, but multiple mirrors makes your depth perception off. You cannot win! So anyway I just have a knack for mirror work and do a good job and do a pretty good job on this critical weld.

Well guess who always ends up with overhead, critical, inaccessible, mirror welding jobs, and I mean ALWAYS!

Grinding is a part of welding, and so it is not unusual to be in a section of ship that is no bigger then a refrigerator, welding a far corner with a mirror or upside down. No joke, really tight areas. In places like that grinding dust and chips from the pneumatic tools we use blows that stuff everywhere so eye injuries are common place.

PS: I have gotten stuck so many times welding there. After awhile you learn to just relax, stop breathing because when you panic, your body expands a bit. Once I got stuck in the same spot twice and it was the only time I ever said bad words (swear) there. That was bad!
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:20 pm

You got to take care of those eyes NS, in lots of ways I'm glad we always had to wear safety glasses all I ever got besides flashed was lime burns & scaring from that. I've done some mirror welding but wasn't too good ;) besides we had some x-navy nuke sub welders that loved it & would always look at mine shake their heads & go over it. As for the tight spots we had a bad job I did often & being big had a hard time getting to, my sleeve caught fire once so I yelled for my partner who was busy telling jokes. When I finally got his attention & told him to put my arm fire out he asked which one, if I could have I would have decked him but just told him the one on fire, he sprayed me with a water hose while I was still welding, & we had to pass tests to get into Maint. like most things I can laugh at it now, things will get better.
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:17 pm

NoSmoke wrote:I think was meant to be blind. ......

You & me both, NoSmoke!

I swear, if there's sand, dust, or anything small, it finds it's way right into my eye every damn time! Happened today while removing marker lights from a '77 El Camino we unfortunately had to haul to the scrap yard. I look under the damn thing for half a second, and get a chunk of *censored* right in the corner - yeah, the OTHER corner - the one you can't get anything out of!

At age 8 I had an ulcer right over my pupil from a nasty allergic reaction/medication side-effect that nearly blinded me permanently. I think that eye is 20/80 .. but that was from a test 25 years ago! Probably off the charts now. I can't see anything past 10', but it makes a great magnifying glass. My other eye compensated by covering only distance vision - I have zero close up vision there. I've stabbed the scarred eye with helmet straps countless times, which left me seeing bright, big halos around every light at night. More than likely re-opened the ulcer. Never went to the doc. for that one. I've had parts of rusty exhaust systems dremeled from my eye by the doctor. I have rust stains still in the corners of both eyes to this day! Lost count of how many times I got *censored* in my eyes. I wear safety glasses 100% of the time for anything now - even weedwacking -- oh yeah ..that reminds me of a hospital trip for taking a pebble to the eye at 200 mph from the weedwacker, which split the cornea wide open AGAIN! Talk about painful! That cost me $200 ... :mad:

Every morning I wake up with BONE DRY eyes that nearly rip my retinas off when I blink - can tell by the bright flashes I get in pitch blackness. I need eye drops next to my bedside within immediate reach, especially in winter. Luckily my house stays above 50% all year long, or this would be MUCH worse. If I can still see in 30 years, it'll be a miracle .... :roll:





Today a buddy & I went to the scrap yard. He needed my truck and trailer, and I had a bunch of *censored* laying around here, so we split the load. He had the aforementioned El Camino (hate seeing them oldies go. Very emotional for me. :( ) plus a 350 engine and tranny, 3 torque converters, a washing machine, starters, fans, and a bunch of other crap. I had a pile of brake drums and rotors, my $800 5 year old tonneau cover made by PERAGON :mad: (yeah, you rip me off, I CALL YOU OUT IN PUBLIC!), a couple batteries, a metal tank that was buried in my back yard that ruined a pile of mower blades (took me an hour to excavate this thing from the yard with the Polaris - almost flipped it AND me over the bars! That's another story in and of itself!!) - luckily it had some dirt in there which we got paid for, and some other miscellaneous aluminum. Ended up with a free tank of gas plus over $100 in my pocket. Not bad for a days work! :punk:

Oh, and HAPPY TURKEY DAY to one and all!
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Re: Coffee 11-17-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:58 am

Sorry to see the El Camino go! They are getting few & far between.
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