Coffee: Last one of 2012

Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:04 am

It seems Happy New Year coffee is here. I think a hot pot or two of Gevalia breakfast blend is called for. Ahhhh, good stuff. Any complaints if we have eggs over easy & fried ham? Let's do it. Wish we had some home made bread for toast.

Someone flipped the winter switch. We've gone from bare ground & chilly to a foot of snow & down right cold. The AA is happy though...it finally get's to run as it likes. Ohhh, man, that beast has legs! It hates to be throttled down. When the temps get around zero, ahhhhh, that's when it's happiest.

Marty (wife) has ONE day left in her work career. January 2nd is her final day. Here's another thing we discovered. Where she works, you can take vacation, medical leave, personal leave, almost any excuse to not work "your notice" and that's OK if your department head agrees. But, to leave on good terms, it is mandatory that you physically show up and work the very last day. So, she's worked two days this week and will work the 2nd. She's done! We're going to wait until her birthday this July before starting her Social Security. That will make almost $100 a month difference in the check. $84 I think, but at this point it's worth the wait. Until then...it's peanut butter & jelly!

I hope you are all staying nice & warm. Enjoy the weekend and Happy New Year!

PS, we put Uncle Bill's house on the market & it sold in about 15 seconds! Closing looks to be Jan 4th.
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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:26 am

Ask & ye shall receive--homemade potatoe bread it is. Enjoy with those easy over & ham. ;) Nice coffee choice Freddy. Yep, it's white & it's cold--OUTSIDE--Congrats Marty, a July kid huh? :) That was nice on Uncle Billy's house. I'm hoping to have a new to me plow truck today. Pix to show up later. Have a good week-end all--New Years week-end, I guess????
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:40 am

Goooooood morning! 10 degrees here with plenty of snow. Hey Fred, you better come through with those plow truck pictures. The rumor is that the 'new' truck is in a totally different decade. I hope you can figure out all the controls. :P My old Ford did great cleaning up all the snow. Those new tires really dig!

Nice work on the house sale Freddy, one less thing to have hanging over your head. I bet that Axeman enjoys the cold air...hopefully it doesn't act up like some of those coal guns I keep reading about.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:56 am

Morning Freddy, thanks for the coffee!

Amazing conversion on you Uncle's home, must have been in a great location and someone knew the situation and was expecting it to go up for sale huh? Either way I have a great house in Lisbon, NH that needs to be listed with whatever method you used! We have been sitting on that house for 2 years and as great as NH is, we are deeply rooted in Maine!
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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:24 am

Morning all! Great coffee, you can have the snow! I have seen the pictures from E. Machias already! Going to the Cracker Barrel in Dalton, Georgia for breakfast soon, then to work for a new opportunity. Take care all and keep your heads down, another storm is rolling your way. Looks like coastal ME is in its sights.

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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:50 am

NoSmoke wrote:I have a great house in Lisbon, NH that needs to be listed with whatever method you used


Price it right! We knew if we waited until Spring and did $10,000 in repairs, and got lucky, we might have sold it for $135 thou.... so we priced it at ninety nine nine & when the public was a house for less than $100,000, they reacted!

"deeply rooted in Maine" reminds me of a story....and perhaps I've told it before. If I just told this recently...tough! It's still a good one: The Evans Notch road goes from Rt 2 south to Conway NH. It winds into NH & back into Maine & into NH * back into Maine a few times over it's course. The story goes that the road needed paving. The two states chipped in to have a survey done to determine how many miles of paving each state would pay for. During the survey it was discovered that an old farmhouse with a Maine address, was actually not in Maine, it was in New Hampshire! The survey crew went & knocked on the door. This shaky old man with a cane answered the door. They told him "We just discovered that your house is actually not in Maine, it is, in fact, in NH!" The old man rocked on his cane. He thought, paused, then said: "Well, thank the good Lord, I don't think I could have stood one more of them Maine winters".
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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: hcarlow On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:56 am

Good morning Freddy, glad all is going well with the cold weather snow and all . It was 5 here this morning but at least the wind died down and looks like a beautiful morning ,the 110 is purring along at about 50 lbs. per day now .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:05 am

Good morning, enjoying my coffee. We are looking at another 3 or 4 inches of the white stuff here as well. The boiler is keeping the house a nice 74* . Hope everyone has a happy safe and warm new year.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:39 am

Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Got about 10" snow other day, calling for another 5" or so today. As of right now, not sure about job, think owners of store i work at are selling it. No word from them (owners), but another employee said hes looking for a job else wheres because of changes coming, and hes been there for 28 years. So i am making resume, and getting it out in local gas companies to try and get a potential job offer from them. This job has basically been a spinnin my wheels job, rather be doing mechanic work, but not going to do it for low pay, when company makes 4-5 times what they pay someone to make them better off whle employee barley meet ends.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:51 am

wilder11354 wrote:Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Got about 10" snow other day, calling for another 5" or so today. As of right now, not sure about job, think owners of store i work at are selling it. No word from them (owners), but another employee said hes looking for a job else wheres because of changes coming, and hes been there for 28 years. So i am making resume, and getting it out in local gas companies to try and get a potential job offer from them. This job has basically been a spinnin my wheels job, rather be doing mechanic work, but not going to do it for low pay, when company makes 4-5 times what they pay someone to make them better off whle employee barley meet ends.



Now who else is selling? We have had quite a few places around here lately. The gas co s are having an impact everywhere I guess. Good and bad.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:00 am

Morning guys. Freddie nice going on Uncle Bill's house!
That's exactly what I'm doing with that Christmas ham. Love it with some sunnysides and a toasted chiabatta roll (butter and marmite ;) ) They make a great sandwich and even better toast. Speaking of toast, we got a new stainless 4 slice toaster from Santa! Nice rig.
For the coffee I had some french roast left and a new bag of 8 o Clock Columbian. Mixed em together and got a nice blend. :) I'm piggin out for the next few days (nothing new) because I have to lose weight come the new year. Tired of being sore all the time and can't get outta my own way. All things in moderation as they say. It's time to get serious.

Kev, yeah we got a bit of a blow the other day and now another right on top. This is about the total of all that we got last year! I don't mind it though and it's it good cover for the berries. Nice looking crib in the avatar by the way. That the Tenn house?

Right now the sun is shining but it's on the nippy side at 9 degrees on my weather station thermo. Won't be till tonight we get the storm. Both Glenwoods purring along about 400. Well, bout time to get a move on. Have a great day everyone.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:24 am

I can't do the Gevalia but I can do the ham and eggs! Bought a ham steak at the farm store yesterday. Last night at 1am I told myself DO NOT have a fried ham sandwich with mustard! It was delicious and led to dreaming about a snowstorm and heartburn :D . No snow here this morning. I fired up the Sears 10xl and plowed the coal ash into the woods yesterday, then rinsed the mud and coal ash off the machine.
I remember seeing Freddy's uncle's house for sale, could have been my chance to make the big change; no guts no glory...
I finished fixing a backyard shed for a lady, big tree had leaned on it in Sandy and partially crushed the roof, knocked the roof rafters off the top plate in back 6", popping the sides off, and pushed the whole shed a foot to the west. It sits on a slope and got knocked off its cinder blocks. I replaced siding, sheathing, busted 2x4's, pulled the roof back in place with a come-along internally, patchen in roof shingles and outside trim, and jacked the shed up with a floor jack to replace the cinder blocks.Struggled to level it and finally set it down intact again. She had a section of vinyl railing knocked off her deck too. I took the top railing that had a busted chunk out of it, made a mold out of plaster and stuck the good end in a coffee can full to get the profile, cut the mold off it, taped it around the break, and poured epoxy in. Got away with it looks acceptable.

Went to the diner with the landlords last night, had to hit the supermarket afterwards, and saw some extremely irate guy screaming at a kid in front of the "Villiage Wireless" phone store. The guy was going ballistic on some kid and quite a few strangers were calling the cops. When we came out of the Kings no cops no irate guy. Must be the full moon.
Coal fire is OUT and it's 28* outside, so I better rekindle it. Dump the ash, put some cardboard in, some scrap wood on top, light it, put in some coal, and get warm again!
Dann757
 

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:27 am

Good morning all. That's terrific news on Billy's house. Today, we've got nothing planned the whole house is sick myself included so it looks to be a day of staying in bed for everyone.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:33 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Good morning all. That's terrific news on Billy's house. Today, we've got nothing planned the whole house is sick myself included so it looks to be a day of staying in bed for everyone.

Bummer. Hope you all are feeling better ASAP.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:55 am

It's nice to be home for the Holidays. We celebrated Christmas in Union Beach, NJ. The sheetrock is all up and spackled, thus Cyndy was able to host this year. Paint and new floors next year.

Homemade cheese bread for breakfast today. Made pea soup with the leftover spiral ham and turkey soup with the carcass. Froze it in about 12 freezer bags for later. Quiet day today, R & R all around.

Well my friends, have a safe and nice weekend. To those who are down with colds and flu, get well soon.
Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
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