Coffee 12-8-12

Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:37 am

Good morning! Come, join in, all good people here and newcomers are always welcome. Last weeks coffee lasted all week! I think that's a record...not that we keep track. So, here's a fresh pot, & along with eggs over easy, home made toast & home fries we are off to a good start.

I got a call from an Axeman Anderson owner that I haven't heard from in a while. He's been so busy with other repairs to his "new" house that he hasn't had time to get the AA running. I'm headed to visit him this morning to see what's what. From what he said on the phone he might have a bad transmission! Anyone got a spare just in case? I'm hoping it's just a slipping belt or loose pulley. Time will tell.

It's already starting to be quite the adventure caring for uncle Bill. I don't know if it's the chemo or if he's had a mini stroke, but he's a bit confused the last few days. He's always been a joker but now he's confusing dreams with reality. One day at a time. We fear the worst but look for the best. He still enjoys a game of cribbage but for the first time ever I've had to coach him on the next move. Plus just one game.... sometimes we play a half game version.... and he's ready for a nap. But...talk of going to camp next summer & he's all for that. I wish he'd eat more.

OK.... I hope you all have a most excellent weekend! Keep the blue flames flickering & hug your loved ones.
Freddy
 
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 12-8-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:44 am

Home made sausage, egg and cheese on English muffins here! The boy loves it! Maybe a bit of bird hunting today and just plain old dad and son time! Best wishes with your uncle Bill Freddy! It's a damn tough road, but with love and compassion it makes it much more bearable! Hope EVERYONE has a great day! P.S. I wish I had the blue flame burning here!
Northern Maine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CENTRAL Boiler CL-5648
Stove/Furnace Model: CL-5648

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:11 am

Good morning, 41 here this morning with misty rain. I have a TT load of bagged coal coming today and hope the rain stops while we are unloading. My storage will be just about filled up (74tons). COME ON COLD! I wish everyone a safe weekend.
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana


Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:15 am

crazy4coal wrote:Good morning, 41 here this morning with misty rain. I have a TT load of bagged coal coming today and hope the rain stops while we are unloading. My storage will be just about filled up (74tons). COME ON COLD! I wish everyone a safe weekend.


74 tons?
Northern Maine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CENTRAL Boiler CL-5648
Stove/Furnace Model: CL-5648

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:17 am

Yep, Want buy some? It's all for sale.
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:20 am

Good breakfast choice Freddy. Must be the sock is back--coffee is back up to par ;) My prayers go with Uncle Billy & even more so to you & Marty for being who you are. :) NM, take advantage of all that Dad & Son time that you can. c4c, exactly where did you say that 74 ton is??? :clap: toothy Rainey & 38* this AM & mostly the forcast for the whole week :( Have a good week-end all.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:23 am

Fred, I bet that new flatbed could take a skid no problem!
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:54 am

Sorry about your Uncle Freddy. I am too young to really have done that yet, but it is coming soon. As a family though we are proud that all of my Grandparents have died at home. Tough for the care-givers but it says in the bible to take care of your parents (and family) but it never says it will be easy. As with all things, those that do good things have to endure the sacrifice first, THEN get the blessing. You will likewise get that as well.

As for me, burning propane as we speak. The water valve on my washing machine malfunctioned and thus kept pumping water into the tub and soon it was over an inch deep on the laundry room floor. I got the water shut off then started cleaning up the mess. It really was not bad; a shop vac sucked up most of the water, some towels dried the floor so we can walk into the room, then a siphon drained what was left in the washing machine tub. To dry the floor, and the carpet and padding, I turned on my propane boiler and radiant floor heat which is drying things out nicely. It takes a bit to get the concrete slab up to temperature, but it was nice to have in this case as it will prevent mold.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:05 am

Good morning all,hope you are having a good day so far can't stay long(do you have take out?)sis is up from the South for the week and she made me homemade sausage gravy but not the biscuits :mad: but I can't complain.Fred I know it's hard caring for a family member in that condition right now I have two uncles with cancer one has lung cancer that spread to his brain(and the same thing with him as with your uncle Bill when it comes to there thought process)and a aunt with lung cancer It's hard to see someone you know go through that kind of crap but the only thing you can do is spend as much time as you can with them.Take care and have a beautiful weekend.Keepaeyeonit :)
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:34 am

Good morning. Looks like it might rain any minute, but in the meantime the weather is mild and calm. Today is Christmas tree day, and everyone is excited to go pick out one that is "just right" (which usually means dad needs a come-along to get it in the house :roll: ). I hope it doesn't rain when we go get the tree, getting the truck stuck is not part of my plan.

Speaking of my truck, I am happy to report it is running excellent. It started having all kinds of issues a few months ago, and although I was able to find some problems (worn ignition components, vacuum leak, etc) I still couldn't get it running well. The biggest problem was starting on cold mornings...it took several attempts and smoked out the yard when it finally started. The issue turned out to be.............................bad gas! :mad: I don't drive the truck much, and it holds 38 gallons. It is possible I got a big slug of water the last time I filled it up, but we will never know. Whatever the reason, there was a lot of moisture in the system, and the gas had lost a lot of volatility. I ran it dry and got some fresh gas from our local Irving station...now it starts and runs like a new truck. By the way, the tank of gas that gave me all the trouble had stabilizer and dry gas in it. Nothing will prevent E10 gas from absorbing moisture except totally isolating it from the atmosphere.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:42 am

Keepaeyeonit wrote:(do you have take out?


Sure do! It's self serve though....pour & go!

NoSmoke wrote:The water ..... was over an inch deep on the laundry room floor.


We had a similar, but now as bad, issue a few years back. I got a "watchdog" water alarm off ebay for about $15. It works! The only thing is when the alarm goes off the only way to shut it off is remove the battery. I spliced in and added an on-off switch.

NoSmoke wrote:As a family though we are proud that all of my Grandparents have died at home.


Bless you! For sure it has it's trials, but it's blessing are many. I think everyone is scared of dying, but also, most are scared of dying alone. I'm blessed to have been with both my Mom & Dad when they passed. Mother in law was living with us when she passed on, but she passed while I was gone for an hour....and...she had said she would! Strange but true. A week before she died she told me that she didn't want me to see her die. She said "I'll go while you are at the hospital having your colonoscopy". We don't know how as she wasn't conscious the last two days, but she pulled it off! When I awoke from anesthesia a nurse was there to tell me that mother in law had passed.
Freddy
 
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 12-8-12

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:43 am

Morning all, great coffee Freddy. I know what it is you deal with as My mother and father took in the elderly in the family as we were growing up. Now I have moved and left her far behind and feel a little guilty as I have left her to my brother. Times have changed with the care of the elderly and most prefer the taxpayer to just foot the ever increasing bill. I want a home with 74 tons of coal in storage someday! :shock:
On a different note, I have scanning scheduled for Mon. morning because of abnormal blood work and some odd symptoms. I watched Lsfarms video from a couple weeks back and have made a bunch of experimental diet changes to try to pin it down. Hard getting a new doctor up to speed with your history. Not getting to worried yet.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:03 am

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morning, headed to buddies to finalize the tying in of the tankless.... they look like a nice unit for a gazzz job 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
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Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: echos67 On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:18 am

Good Morning all,

I just stopped in to say hello, I confused my weekends and thought the wife worked this weekend and I could get some work done around the house but its next weekend and she has me heading to Lewisburg PA to look at Log Cabin Homes, I am looking forward to it as it should be a good time.

Freddy I hope the best for your Uncle Bill, and thanks for the coffee !

Have a nice weekend everyone,
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:19 am

Just a quick note of clarification:

My post was never meant to make anyone feel guilty. In our case we have been blessed with a farm and homes that can accommodate those family members that are about to pass on. If you read the parable of the talens in the bible, I think you will find that this applies; when God gives you that ability and means in which to carry something out, there is a blessing that comes later for doing so. I recognize that not everyone has the means, ability or skills to deal with the elderly that have special needs. Nursing homes are not bad places at all and God works in those places as well.

If someone feels guilty on here, then I have came across as be judgmental and I cannot do that, and I have NOT meant to come across that way.

I think there is guilt among all of us because I am pretty sure none of us have really spent enough time with our parents. It is one of the motivating factors for my life with my own daughter; when she reaches for my hand at age 6, I always try to grab it: someday soon she will not have the drive to be with Daddy anymore, but some boy, a future husband, a family of her own; I try to savor the moment now.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)