Coffee 11-24-12

Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 6:42 am

I trust that by now the turkey has settled & we have room for coffee? Good! 'Cause the coffee is hot and home made raisin bran muffins are in the oven. Maybe scramble an egg & we are good to go.

The first 15 days of this month were the darkest, coldest days ever for a November, but the last week has really been sunny & quite warm. Attached is a little graph showing this weeks sunshine.

OK, Thanksgiving is behind us, Christmas on the horizon. If funds are tight this year let's see about making gifts. We don't always make home made gifts, but it seems when we do, it is those gifts that people remember, or still have. All I need is some good ideas. Hmmmmmm

Enjoy the weekend!
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 6:52 am

Hi Freddy, thanks for the muffin. I was talking to a co-worker last night and said the same thing. I could make my wife a kindle, got plenty of kindling wood :P No kidding aside, I learned to knit many moons ago and considering the ingenious stuff forum members do I think they'll find it easier than they expected. Well of to work, I'm cooking breakfast at the restaurant today the morning cook is going hunting on north haven Isl. Thanks for the muffin and cup of joe...ciao.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 7:10 am

Good morning Freddy. Thanks for the coffee and muffin. I am making some corn grits and some bacon. You are welcome to all you want. I know what you were saying about a cold November. It was -6 degrees in Montana a week and a half ago!!! I can't wait foe next week!!! We are going to the Philippines for a whole month!!!. No more cold weather!!!
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 7:29 am

Mornin all, we got snow on the ground this AM--coffee & a muffin taste great Freddy, I'll grab some of that bacon also DM, don't want to do two starches, trying to keep this girlish figure toothy --this cold weather will be waitin for you when you get back. Have a good week end all.
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PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 7:39 am

waking up earlier must be a sign of my old age?

thanks Mr Fred for these threads, I always read though not always participate 8-)
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 7:43 am

Good morning. Just coffee to start please. Calm and quiet this morning, good day to get some xmas decorations dug out. I usually don't get too serious about xmas decorations, but my inlaws are coming to stay with us this year. My wife hasn't had xmas with her side of the family in 8 years, so she is very excited. You can guess what that means, Rob gets to light up the house like Clark W. Griswold.
Rob R.
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PostBy: 331camaro On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 7:50 am

good morning. looks like were going to get our first run of lake effect snow here in WNY. wind has been howling all night long. hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. careful with those xmas decorations griswold! lolol!
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 8:13 am

Good Morning to all you early risers, just coffee and Amish made pumpkins bread for me this am. Like you FF I'm watching my figure too. Rob have fun with those decorations, I'm doing the same thing at our house today. Have a great weekend everybody.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 8:24 am

You & the grandson coulda fooled me with that sausage & gravy breakfast at Penny's. toothy
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 8:28 am

Good morning friends,excellent muffin Freddy and thanks Freetown I won't be able to get that image out of my head.
freetown fred wrote:trying to keep this girlish figure toothy
I'M glad to see some winter weather is here and I hope It stays,well I have to run take care boys(and gals) stay safe.Keepaeyeonit :)
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PostBy: Cap On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 8:39 am

Hello Everyone!
Coffee and my daily meal, Cream Wheat with Grape Nuts. A good starter meal for me. Now off to work, building a walk-in cooler & freezer today. Will hook up the refrigeration units later next week after more parts arrive. These new units come with pre-charged R404A lines. That takes half the fun out for me & besides, you end up with extra copper line which lays on the roof still curled up. :shock: I'd rather neatly run my tubing, evacuate & charge. Temps little colder today, according to EPAWA, eastern PA weather authority, chance of snow Tues night (just one model) but still running stove at 50%. I started burning Blahshak stove coal. So far, so good but uses more air to get temps up. I increase the draft to 2mm or .085" for a night just below freezing temps.
And Rob, make sure we get a pic of the Griswold residence!
Happy w/e everyone.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 9:02 am

Coffee and muffins really hit the spot. Got a busy day today. Gonna swing by the MUA and get rid of some coal ash, then off to American Coal to visit my buddy Bob for a few. After that, the misses and the kids and I are going to go pick up a Christmas tree and start decorating.
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 9:15 am

Ah, warm old fashioned oatmeal with raisins and craisins! Went well with coffee and a muffin. Gonna have to be good today after the Mexican dinner last night. Stayed up late babysitting grandchildren and slept in. Have a great day all, and keep the snow please.

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PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 9:46 am

Looks like white toast for me, kind of ran out of food here. I looked at a big leaner poplar tree across the road here, would like to get its root mass to drop back in the ground. Better be careful, this is a lot of weight hanging in the air. I could possibly notch it on both top and bottom, and try to drop it without pinching the saw. Hard to say which way the tree will want to go, pinch from the top or bottom.

Think I did enough for the neighborhood already. I need to take a class: "How to take customer's money." Everybody else rips off my customers and they seem grateful for it. I try to be fair and get abused for the effort every time. Still recovering from the storm I guess, nice to flip a switch and get light. Landlords switched to Fios from Cablevision, sweet, now I can rot my brain with more old movies, but it seems a vast improvement. Installer from Verizon was a really professional, courteous, friendly dude. Rare it seems these days. I took my whole office area apart to clean the dust and deal with the rat's nest of pc wires. Put some of it back together all clean and it's a rat's nest again :D
Thanks to IOF for info on lp and ng conversion kits for the generator.
Went on a long ride through densely populated NJ to get a deal on a used Sears whole house humidifier last week. $25 for a humidifier that's $100 new. I got it home and disassembled it into pieces and cleaned it very thoroughly. Soaked the filter in lime-away type cleaner. Darn filters are expensive but this one is servicable. That little 8 gallon output unit put 2 gallons of water into the air overnight! I hope this will keep the place from being desert dry this season! No more pans of water all over the top of the coal stove..

Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat. Nov. 24, 2012 11:00 am

Morning everyone,

Coffee and apple pie for me! :D nothing girlish about this figure unless it's female sumo wrestlers. Like Freddie, the last couple days been pretty warm but that ends tonight as we get the jet stream dipping down and we're back in the mid 20's at night. Day temps only in high 30's too so even though the stoves were idling and it's HOT in here, that heat in the bank will come in handy tonight and on out from here.
I'm down to a leg thigh combo of turky left over so I'm thinking of maybe a curry on rice deal or a tetrazinni/pasta deal? Tough choices I get to make these days.

Bought a small chest freezer that was delivered yesterday for the basement so I scoped out some deals to fill that. Got a 12lb turkey ($8) and a ham, plus a half lamb from a Game Warden that keeps some sheep down the road for starters.

Well, guess it's time to move the old arse and get something done around here. Have a great weekend everyone.
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