Coffee near Christmas 2012

Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:03 pm

What I like most about that HID system is the manufacturer states approximately 10 YEARS of use before bulb failure. If that's true, that's REAL good! :yes: We shall see ....
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:05 pm

freetown fred wrote:first day for thermals :)


What the fannypack! I thought you were a farmer?! :-)

I take my Long Handles off on July 3rd and put them back on to days later on the 5th of July!

That is not far from the truth either. I feel naked without them, so all kidding aside, they are probably on in September and stay on Until May or so. I am odd though, I feel "itchy" in long handles so mine consist of sweatpants. I have done this for years, but then again that is not the oddest pair of long handles I have heard of. On the railroad we had a guy (from Montana) who swore by wearing women's nylons...no joke. He wore them when it was cold out and was the chief mechanic for the crew. I'll be darned if he did not stay out in any weather though, and while one might regard him as "funny", that was not the case at all as he was happily married. He often told me to go out an buy a pair, but I was too shy. For (1) it would require me to buy them in the store and I am too shy to buy my own bloomers much less a pair of pantyhose for myself, and (2) I was afraid I would lob my arm off or something and get taken to the hospital and there I was wearing a woman's undergarments and they would naturally think I was "funny". I was always cold, but I had my manly pride still!

Funny story about a guy though. We were up on the Powder Rver Loop wwhich is a pretty heavy line that is both Union Pacific and BNSF as that is coal country out there. We had a kid from Texas working with us and had never seen snow before. He was a good kid but hated the cold and this was January near Sheridan, Wyoming where there is plenty of land, and no trees to stop the wind. I was even cold.

So he would crawl into the locomotive to get warm and not work half the night, which we hated, so we locked him out of the Locomotives, and so he went to the caboose, which we locked him out of as well. That left this Porta-toilet that was mounted to one of the cars we were pulling. Anyway to keep the temperature to reasonable levels it had an electric heater in there. Out of desperation he would lock himself in there and huddle around the heater.

We fixed him...

We had busted out the baffle for the vent pipe and took a big chunk of coal and were waiting until he was actively using the toilet and not just hugging the heater. We waited until he had his britches down and then let that junk of good old Powder River Wyoming coal go, and it landed in that water and splashed up on his nether regions and backside. Now keep in mind that water/poo/pee was about 33 degrees and that was the day a Southern Boy learned what nutsicles were. :-)

Anyway, I digress. Here is a picture of my Pony, appropriately called "Glue Stick". Man I hated that pony but no matter what I did, he just would not die...

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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:29 pm

Sweat pants my ass--that's right, flap & all :whistle: :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Poor dog.... forced to sniff those feet. *phew!*


A cute story in today's paper..... dumb followed by pretty smart! An 18 yr old guy was driving a Honda CRV. the other day. It was about 12 degrees. He was on an unknown road & thinking he was lost, he turned around by pulling off the road & backing onto what looked like a paved spot with a whisp of snow cover. He quickly discovered it was a shallow pond! He tried pulling out, but he was too far in, and too deep. He came to a stop 15 feet from shore in water approaching the windows. He had read someplace that you can't open the doors because of the water pressure so he quickly rolled down the window & managed to get onto the roof without getting wet. He had a cell phone with him but for some reason didn't try it until he got to shore. Now the smart part... he knew if he swam/waded to shore he would probably die from hypothermia....so... he took off all his clothes & threw them to shore! Then he swam, waded to dry land while holding the cell phone up to keep it dry. He was wet, cold, but he had dry clothes to put on! He then called for help, but unknown to him a passer-by had already called 911. A cop was there within minutes & gave him a warm ride.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:38 pm

freetown fred wrote:Sweat pants my ass--that's right, flap & all :whistle: :clap: toothy


I have a pair of them!

Not cold enuff here for them yet.
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:04 am

duofold the originals they are the best 8-)
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:03 am

W'nC, if you'd a been out plowing down to the barn last evening on my old 8N--you'd a definitly thought it was cold enough. ;) Got me motivated enough to figure out what's goin on with the plow truck elec. wise---SOB was starting every time till Fri. evening--hell, she's only 35 yrs old. :mad:
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:14 am

Poconoeagle wrote:duofold the originals they are the best 8-)

Absolutely! The duofold's of old, the 100% cottons. I've got the grey ones myself *(two button flap). In Maine we're sewn in around Nov and cut out around end of March. toothy Duofold used to make some great cotton henley's also. Now it's high tech wicking fabrics. I've still got some of the original cotton henley's but since I weigh about 50 more pounds, Kim wears em around the house cleaning. ;)
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:17 am

Well don't that beat all...in one post we have a man wearing a woman's nylons to stay warm, and in another we have a woman wearing man's undergarments. You never know what you are going to read on NEPA Forum's do you? :-)
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:21 am

I never could figure it out. I've seen adds for girls doing NAKED house cleaning, or girls wearing them thar butt string & topless cleaning adds. Up here on the hill, there ain't nothing sexier then a woman in a union suit doing her house chores. :bang: :clap: toothy couldn't help myself SZ. ;)
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:30 am

Ha,ha,ha, sorry you guys..........I meant she wears my old duofold henley shirts. :P She won't go anywhere near the union suit. I told her that after I lose some weight I'm gonna try a button the both of us into it at the same time! Ok, this is a family oriented site......... :lol:

PS: actually the panty hose/nylons deal is an old layering tip the old timers always talked about for hunting tips ......so they told me...... 8-)
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:38 am

Don't know for sure but I think some of the pro football players wear them. If you would ask some linebackers they would tell you it's the quarterbacks. :D :lol:
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:49 am

Tried the panty hose things yrs ago huntin up in Vt--just didn't feel right & God knows not so easy takin a leak--damn women don't put no door in the front-- :wtf: :clap: toothy
SteveZee wrote:Ha,ha,ha, sorry you guys..........I meant she wears my old duofold henley shirts. She won't go anywhere near the union suit. I told her that after I lose some weight I'm gonna try a button the both of us into it at the same time! Ok, this is a family oriented site.........

PS: actually the panty hose/nylons deal is an old layering tip the old timers always talked about for hunting tips ......so they told me......
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:01 am

Athletes use them for compression, warmth is secondary. Under Armor is the preferred and expensive favorite. But many companies make them now. I grew up with all the old kinds, wool, cotton, blends. etc. The new materials allow lightness and wicking far better then the old stuff, but I prefer to use them under good wool to take the itch out and keep that dry feel. HA! Here I am talking about layers and wicking like I care! Oh crap, thats right I'm going up to Maine in late Jan. Better go over to storage and dig around for some!


Kevin
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Re: Coffee near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:51 pm

UPDATE--plow truck is up & running :D There is a ceramic/plastic 2 post deal on the firewall, drivers side--a 10 ga. wire running to each post--to look, they were fine--I brushed one with my hand & it fell off--fkn salt up here-- cut & stripped both heavy wires & wire nutted them together---WA-LA--put the 8N back in the equip. shed & I'm a happy camper-- :D :D
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