Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:20 am

Good day! Come in and join our oasis of warmth & friends. The coffee is hot, half & half & real sugar is on the counter. Always a pot of hot water & two kinds of tea. Come in out of the snow & take a break. I'm thinking home fries should be part of breakfast today. Maybe some eggs & fried ham also.

For sure, this storm is looking to be all they predicted. The wind is the bad thing. I have two words of advice. Stay home! Other than a true emergency no one should have to go anywhere. Luckily it's a weekend. That'll help keep most people off the roads.

I usually empty the AA ashes early in the morning, but yesterday I waited until supper time. Now I can skip that chore today if I want. I'm sure snow blowing will be my main interest today. Gotta suit up tight for this one...where is my ninja mask & helmet?

I hope you are all safe & stay that way. Spring's coming!
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:22 am

Mornin all. That coffee sure hit the spot Freddy. Outstanding breakfast choice--"and this lil piggy went to market" :) Maine potatoes huh? 16*, snowin & blowin. Can't tell how bad driftin is down to the barn--but YEP--union suit, cartharts & wool face-hat seem to be the uniform of the day. Agreed---STAY HOME.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:46 am

Good Morning all - as always breakfast sounds delicious. I can almost smell the goodness from here.

The only thing Nemo gave us is some wind; nothing to complain about given what the rest of NEPA got smacked with.

Today I'm going to continue my plans for the upcoming honey flow. I picked up my new Top Bar Hives on Thursday so now I can move ahead with my apiary site work. For those you don't know, this style of bee hive mimics a natural fallen hollow log hive and is about 4 ft long, 1 ft deep. They tell me they are easier to work with because of a variety of reasons, not the least is no heavy boxes of honey or brood to lift. They promise to be less time consuming and less expensive to manage, too, perfect for a backyard hive like mine. There are lots of things to think about not the least is that this style of hive has to be exactly level and that's not easy when you live in Northern VA. Rather than level the land, DK is going to level the hive stands by using level fence posts. He'll attach the hives to those. It pays to be married to an engineer - at times anyway :) - his plan is a lot simpler than mine and a lot less work, too. The way it looks is one end of the hive will be knee high while the other end will be waist high.

Today's errands will include a trip to the local Habituate for Humanity ReStore for a window I can use as the lid for a solar wax melter. Top Bar Hives produce a lot of wax which gets a pretty penny at the Farmer's market. As you remove the wax from the hive, you throw it in your solar melter and the sun does all or most of the work. Some folks even have solar melters linked directly to wax molds but I just want a box with a glass lid for now. DK's going to design that, too.

Lots to think about and actually get done before March 15 and the start of the Spring Honey flow in these parts.

I hope everyone is warm and toasty, take care, Lisa
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:56 am

Breakfast sounds delicious. Nemo didn't bring winds like they said it was for us. I'm not so sure how much snow it brought either as I've not been outside yet. My son shoveled a lot last night, he went out almost every hour and without complaint too, which is rare. We didn't lose power like the great JCP&L said we were. That is definitely a good thing. If we had we were prepared for it though; we had about 10 gallons of gas and 40 pounds of propane on hand for the generator just in case.

Today's adventure consists of upgrading my computer to a 64 bit OS. I spent all week backing up files and drives. I'm hoping the upgradr goes well. The backup was not a smooth process. Lots of crashes and device failures. Seems my computer can't handle being asked to do a lot of things at once.

We're also waiting for someone from Home Depot to drop by the house, we're getting the water tested again. That's another project that we'd like to do someday.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:04 am

Morning all, Only coffee for me, About 9" snow here. Looks like about 4 hrs of plowing and 1 coal delivery. Ice or snow on monday. Be safe.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:32 am

Good morning to all here at the fine forum nepaxroads. Another weekend on the dayshift swing. Man homefries would be kickass this morning with old bay seasoning. Need something to get my rear in gear. Nothing like getting out of a nice warm bed at 3 am to go sit and stare at lines and lines of FBcads and rslogics all day. Hopefully this week I can get some calls out to have my windows measured and priced. Instead of pissen away the taxes i overpaid on nonsense, im thinkin of replacing these shitty wooden windows. 14 windows and a big ole picture window in the living area need a changing so I may be dippen a little into the saving. Mrs wants to switch out our dining windows, 2 side by side windows, to a nice bay window to look out back. Im game but I know this wont be cheap.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: plumber On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:43 am

Man am I glad I filled up about a months worth of coal in barrels and dragged them next to the boiler! It might be that long before I can get in my trailer!
With the drifts I can't tell how much snow we have, but there are 6 foot drifts! I can't find my cars in the driveway, and I can barely see where my truck is! This is going to take a long time to clean up.
Right now, I'm enjoying a nice hot coffee being thankful I have power. The news just reported 600,000 without power in the area. Thank you to our little utility company for keeping the light on again! These guys manage to keep us going when National Grid fails.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:05 am

Not much going on here in Ohio. Only a dusting of new snow, and about 22 degrees. Wind is dying down. Sausage is frying, and eggs are in the forecast. Just checked the boiler and all is well. Ash bucket only perhaps half full, and only about 100 lbs. down on the hopper. Looks like I can sit back and just look at it again tomorrow AM.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:07 am

BURIED!! I'll take a coffee to go Freddy - I'll be diggin out all day! Looks like someone went by with a plow last night, but it wasn't the town. One lane only ... and it's a foot deep there. Everywhere else 2' with 4'+ drifts - STILL coming down to beat the band as I type. Not sure the Polaris will make it out of the shed on this one!! Gonna be tough ....

Still have power - miracles never cease around here. :lol:
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:32 am

Fine coffee this morning! Pinch of salt?? I am glad to not be in Maine, and kind of sorry to miss it at the same time. :( Getting reports from home occasionally, my son is taking it like a good Mainah, "nothing to see here folks, move along, just snow."
Lisa, the bees have already begun here. A man at the millwork has a hive and they were flying in loaded down with pollen 2 days ago. Can't wait to set up my own.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:33 am

Looks like we're actually having some normal,up north winter weather John :)
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:35 am

If anyone would like to come get this I've got plenty of it. FREE just bring your own truck. Sorry, I won't help load.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:39 am

Good morning boys and girls how we all doing?well it looks like were doing better then you out East just a lot of wind last night but no snow and it's all quiet now and 21*.

plumber wrote: The news just reported 600,000 without power in the area. Thank you to our little utility company for keeping the light on again! These guys manage to keep us going when National Grid fails.
Thats real rare now days, It's a good feeling to know that that actually care about there customers and take pride in there work,just look at LSFarm he has all kinds of power problems and they don't seem to care,f---ing utility companies :mad:

I'm On Fire wrote:Today's adventure consists of upgrading my computer to a 64 bit OS. I spent all week backing up files and drives. I'm hoping the upgradr goes well. The backup was not a smooth process. Lots of crashes and device failures. Seems my computer can't handle being asked to do a lot of things at once.
Good luck on your endeavor,I quit the PC game and went to Mac last year after suffering years of things not working right,software conflicts,and drive problems so far :up: but only time will tell.

Freddy,good job on the morning grub it hit the spot :D.

Well all you Easterners stay safe,stay warm,and stay home.Take care Keepaeyeonit
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:39 am

on shore in long branch fish are not biting yet...??? :lol:
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:44 am

Thanks for the coffee and food...

It is pretty wild on this hill. For those that do not know I live on a hill just off the Coast of Maine that is high enough to see Mount Washington and Mount Katadin in the same spot on a good clear day. Today is not one of those days. Last year I cleared 12 more acres to the West and North of me leaving my house in a 70 acre hole and does the wind slam into this house! On windy days like this, the trusses strain under the load and it will literally move the headboard from 40 mph winds slamming into the flat, wide expanse of my Ranch type home! I don't have to shovel my roof off though...ever!

Good news on the job front: after 8 months of being on lay-off I am headed back to building ships again.I will start Wednesday, but as a Shipfitter not a Welder. (I still get Welder Pay though so I am happy with that). At this point I'll take it.
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