Coffee: Last one of 2012

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:56 am

Congrats on the house Freddy. Coffee and food sounds good and I even boiled up grits this am. When I slid down the driveway on my only venture out this am, this GA redneck was through with the snow, ass really puckered up good. Wife working today to pay for the Saiga I bought last week. Low country boil for dinner tonight. Ya'll come. LG!
C.
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: BigFoot On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:27 am

I'm enjoying looking out the window, watching the snowfall. I can hear the AA130 taking charge of heating the house. My wife just set down in front of me Starbuck's Christmas Blend coffee :D , 2 thick cut strips of bacon, fried eggs, a generous amount of home fries and a glass of my favorite orange juce. Hope for all out there in NEPA, a good and prosperous New Year.
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:06 pm

As promised earlier. 89 Chev 3500--454 c.i.--4 speed--only immediate thing I WANT to do, is track down some 265/285X16 much thinner sneakers--don't know why idiots put them thar wide ass tires on, they suck in about a foot of snow & actually, much less. A foot's about what I've got so far here on the hill.
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:04 pm

NICE find Fred. Dumper bed to boot. Guess bulk coal delivery is definitely the plan there. Big block... just watch out for sucked up intake valves if it ever was run hard and hot. Known problem on the BB motors.

Also see snow storm makes anteena need a bit of tuning... or was you shoveling off roof?
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:07 pm

Good lookin' truck Fred! Just for plowing? Perfect. I dunno about driving it around town, I think you'd need a co-signer to fill up with gas. But, if you've got a job to do it looks like it should do it. Sweet!
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Thanx guys. Yep, just for plowin the old homestead. If any neighbors need some help hauling real local--firewood, gravel, stone, etc. I think I've got an old Vt. tag from the 70's--hell, that should work:) Wilder, that friggin wind that come through last week (60mph) did spin the antenny a little. I'm back to my 10 channels now. Figured I'd leave the ladder, she's not hurting anything. ;) The truck needs some TLC, but she'll do the job nicely.
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:28 pm

You got 10 more channels then I got Fred, but then again, being conservative I don't want my kids watching that liberal television crap. (Okay, so I was just winding up the liberals on here for fun, no harm meant as they are all good guys). :D

As for the story Freddy, kind of reminds me of the ole Shipyard down in Portsmouth. The workers claimed it was in NH for years since NH does not pay in state income tax, but any fool looking at the map could tell what side of the line that island was on. I guess they finally decided it a few years ago in court. Not sure what those shipbuilders pay in income tax, but I know I sure pay enough building ships in Bath. (Bath, Maine and not Bath, NH which would be a funny spot to build ships to say the least). I would say we build better ships since ours don't sink, but that is no longer the case. At least we are better then our rivals down in MS; during sea trials one of their ships masts fell off. That is pretty bad welding when a mast falls off a brand new ship...they are 110 feet in the air after all.

I still love my dear NH girl, but it has taken a bit of patience to live with her. She tried to put milk bottles in with my returnables the other day, and it took over a year to get her to stop tossing soda cans in the trash! Worse yet is on the 4th of July she is looking for "shock and awe" here in Waldo County because in NH C-4 is considered a firecracker and anything less than Napalm does not light up the sky enough for her. I told her just because NH's open use of high explosives blew the Old Man on the Mountain down into the valley, doesn't mean we want Mt Katadin to be 100 feet shorter. She gets testy enough when I call her a "flat lander though stating how Mt Washington is higher then our highest "hill" as she calls it. I felt bad for her, so now I just kiddingly call her "import", as in, "Hey, import, can I get some supper". That does not generate advantageous amicable domestic relations however.
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:09 pm

Fred, that truck has the same tires I just bought...Hercules Trail Diggers. Mine are 265/75R16...seem to do real well on my truck. Can you put a set of chains on to get through the winter?

Nice looking truck, those TBI engines seem to run forever. Gas mileage? Who the hell buys a ton truck for gas mileage?! A big horse eats a lot of hay...and costs more to shoe. :D
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:44 pm

Nice looking crib in the avatar by the way. That the Tenn house?


HA! Wish I could afford that crib even in Maine! That is the last house(cottage) I built in Maine, finished last July. The owners sent me a cd at Christmas that they were also sending on to the Architect. Some guy that designs McMansions up around Lake Winnipesaukee. It is up on Hadley Lake near the outlet. Private drive half mile long. It is by far the nicest and most expensive thing I have built. And the nicest people I have worked for to boot.
Went out to a 12,000 sq. ft. home this afternoon. Looks like I will be getting to do some custom finish for this one. Very nice home and young couple, last home ripped up by the Ringgold tornado. :(
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:09 pm

Cheers to everyone!

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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:27 pm

Damn B&B you're startin early even for us'n's up on the hill here. :clap: toothy Rob, she went fine w/ plowing today, I was just projectin in case we get some ACTUAL snow accumulation. I wish they were in the shape those new ones of yours are :) NS, I've got all them thar liberal channels blocked :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:42 pm

Freetown, you know damn well we can get around any block you think up, you just won't admit that you lost the remote. :P
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:43 pm

Crap, nothings sacred anymore. :)
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:19 pm

Nice big block, Fred!

The deal with snow tires is you want the skinny ones. Traction in the snow depends on the most amount of vehicle weight per square inch of tread contact. The wider the tire the less weight per square inch. :?
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:03 pm

Hey Fred, a round bale strapped on the back does wonders.
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