Coffee 4-20-13

Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:36 am

Good morning folks. Come on in. Join us in our mixed emotions as we mourn those hurt & killed in Boston as we feel good about the creeps being stopped. An emotional week for sure. Time to reach behind, grab our butts, and pull forward.

Perhaps a simple breakfast of scrambled eggs & toast will get us to noon. Plenty of coffee & tea to go around. Grab a clean cup & have your wish.

Maybe Spring is finally getting here. Yesterday it hit 68....it felt so good! I'm thinking of a May first shutdown of the AA. We'll see!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:57 am

Mornin all. Yep, strange, sad happenings indeed. My thoughts & prayers go out to all the victims. We're about ready to turn dirt & get seed in up this way. Hellasish wind & mild temps last week sure dried things up a bit--just in time for a couple days of rain happening now :( Good simple choice for breakfast Freddy :) Crap, did somebody take my coffee cup :mad3: :box: Whoops, never mind, there it is :D Have a good week end guys & gals.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:30 am

Yes indeed, time for a fresh mind, fresh clean, fresh outlook & fresh start! The economy is gathering a good head of steam and hopfully that will translate into work for everyone! Im going to be much better prepared next season to stop the bleeding of oil and $$$, I'm getting much better at starting my own seeds instead of buying plants, and about the only thing i have to worry about is how to deal with the fallen tree's of the past season ... grabbing my Dunkies & my sweet backwoods to ponder this on the front porch while watching the rain...
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:39 am

35 degrees here right now and light snow is falling (with 27 degrees in the forecast for tonight). Bummer that we got much of our garden planted 2 days ago.

This sounds like an omelet morning. Time for coffee cup #2.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:43 am

Awful start to this weekend, I have awoken to the feeling of my head being squeezed in a vice. Allergies are kicken my rear. But a quick cup of java and off to work I am. Have to study study and study this week. I have a Low Voltage Board examination on Monday so cram time. Anywho the meet and greet is right around the corner to to put some faces to names. Take care folks.

Edit*- Seen the 45 degree high for today and upcoming week temps...guess what I did last night :roll2:
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Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:46 am

anthony7812 wrote:Awful start to this weekend, I have awoken to the feeling of my head being squeezed in a vice. Allergies are kicken my rear. But a quick cup of java and off to work I am. Have to study study and study this week. I have a Low Voltage Board examination on Monday so cram time. Anywho the meet and greet is right around the corner to to put some faces to names. Take care folks.


Seems were all fighting allergies/sinus crap lately (this rain should help), Dave's been down for a few days too, but may I suggest you try Zyrtec (One per day and It works wonders for me!) :dancing:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:22 am

ZYRTEC???????? come on dc, get with the program. I've been doing a 714 QUALUDE daily since the 60's & my sinus's have been great--I think--wait--is that for my sinus's--oh crap--hold on--never mind, I forget what I take them for???? Oh yeah I do--my damn artyritus--I think :help: :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:30 am

A few days ago my daughter got sick, and then a day later my wife got sick. Headache, sinus pressure, nausea, and vomiting. I took my Umcka as a preventative medicine, and I feel fine. The good news is that my daughter and wife are both feeling fine now as well.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:49 am

Good morning. Life sure seems simple around the homestead compared to what I have been seeing on the TV...a friend of ours crossed the finish line 10 minutes before the bombs went off. She set a new record for herself, and it was a good thing...if she had run at her usual pace she would have been caught in the explosion. Looks like people are pulling together and will get through this one way or another.

This week brought us some extreme wind, broke the latch off my shop doors and pruned a lot of shingles in the neighborhood. I have a few tree branches to pick up, but other than that we didn't suffer any damage. I am exploring refinancing our house...what a pain in the a** that is. My house is zoned multi-residental, and that complicates things. I called a local bank and talked to a lady that handles lots of loans for farms, and she said that if my guest house is for family use only, she thought there was some options for us...I will find out next week.

One of my dogs got sprayed by a skunk on Wednesday morning...that is always good for some excitement. Skunks are digging grubs out of the bank by the road, so I treated the bank with grub killer and have been keeping a close eye on the bank before bed & early in the morning. Hopefully the grubs die and the skunks go elsewhere, but if not they will die of lead poisoning. ;)

Still no sign of tulips or buds on the trees...it was a long/cold winter and the lake is still cold. On track to hit 7.5 tons around May 1st...that is all heat and hot water since Oct. 1st. That might seem like a lot to some, but considering the winter we just had it is pretty good for us. It sure beats 1600-1800 gallons of fuel oil.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:11 am

Good Morning all, 33* with snow & wind this AM but supposed to get to 41 Ya Hoo T-shirt yesterday & winter wear today. Was gonna take the therapy dog to an outside event today but the wife has already texted us as a no show. I guess she (we) have become fair weather participants but I don't think there we be much of a turnout. Glad & sad about the happenings in Boston this week but at least (hopefully) it's all over for now, sadly I think it may become a more common occurrence, hope I'm wrong on that. Hope all stay safe & warm, might be best to wait a bit longer on the gardens. :(
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:00 am

good morn all well glad this mess in boston is over, glad they took that kid alive. maybe he will sing a little,hope so...well america its time to get ur head out of ur a$$es be observant keep ur ears open these people want to wipe us out,and it aint hard to do if u keep ur head in dark places!!!well its 35 here today just seen a few sno flurries, fired the hitzer up last eve calling for two or three days of cold here and i didnt want to be fooling around with wood every 4 or 5 hrs,love that coal , making me lazy...well have a good day all and say a little prayer for all who suffered in boston ...
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:25 am

Hate to say it, but it's not over yet. Still many unanswered questions ... like, the Saudi who was a suspect .. then a "person of interest" ... and then the secret meeting obama had with a Saudi prince or some Saudi official, then the sudden deportation. The guy was no doubt involved in the bombing at some level (he had burns - so he was right there). The Boston PD quickly shot down news reports of the guy being a suspect .... and now we know why. The guy is part of a very prominent Saudi family. Sounds like a massive coverup is underway to me ... but we'll save that for another thread.

Hats off to the men & women in blue - they did one hell of a job up here. 8-) God bless them, and the victims.



Hit 70 here yesterday. Finally got out on 2 wheels for the first time in 6 months. Man did I need that!! The RD is running better than ever after going up one pilot jet size, filing the points smooth, and advancing the timing .008" . Pulls like a tractor all the way through the rev range. Very enjoyable! Had a couple minor issues before the ride, as is to be expected with our increasingly crappy fuel. Had a good sized fuel leak out of one of the fuel filters that screw together. There's a gasket in there similar to ones found on a garden hose. Not even 3 years in this ethanol-laced fuel, & both gaskets and the Tygon fuel lines were shot! After a 5 minute repair with some o-rings instead of gaskets, and a different formulation of Tygon lines, I was making smoke again. Speaking of 2-stroke smoke, ain't earth day coming up soon? :twisted: toothy

Of course, now the weather has turned to totall sh .... uh ... I mean, "crap" . Looks like once this post has been edited, I'll be firing up one last time. Only 2 bags left. :|
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:22 am

I'm sure that now that they have their man, the mysterious Saudi will go the way of the guy in camouflage from Newtown.
jpete
 
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Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: ramblerboy2 On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:16 pm

On lunch break at work... Nice and warm yesterday, then windy, and now chilly again.

Been putting off the garden this year; I'm planning to get more of my yard paved for parking because the city turned into a bunch of A-Holes and started ticketing my tenants constantly. Good tenants are hard to find, so I'm spending more of my $$$ to give them some off street parking. Maddening situation. At any rate, need to figure out the layout of the parking before shifting my vegetable beds to be in the remaining open space. I suppose the upshot will be less lawn to mow.

Interesting that some kale I planted out last summer in the front yard (yeah, my neighbors just love me, I turned my front yard into a vegetable garden last year. Saved me a pile of cash on food) overwintered well and has lots of fresh growth. Planning to pick and eat tonight, maybe even in a salad, the leaves look tender.

Also happy to hear that the dude in Boston was caught alive. I hope we can get some info over what happened here. Sounds like Russia (presumably) knew something was fishy about the older brother last year. Hopefully we can learn some details to know if Russia may have had intelligence which could have prevented this attack. I feel sick for the folks who died and lost limbs in this attack. I'm kinda building up a feeling that living in the USA these days is going to start to resemble living in Italy or England during the 1970s, when terrorist attacks were a constant worry.

Getting through a slow day at work with some Loretta Lynn playing and a bunch of projects to try to finish. Have a great weekend, folks.

Josh
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Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:20 pm

Good morning everyone.. it's a relief to see the kid get arrested, alive.. but I'd not be surprised if NOTHING comes of his 'interogation', Now that he's in the control of the feds, there will be no more public video, public interviews etc, all will be behind doors, and what we hear will be controlled to control the message to the masses, IE: we will be fed a line of BS.. There are just too many unanswered questions. .

With all the deaths, and injured, there is one sort-of positive note:
It will be almost comical to see how the LIbs and the media and the Obummer admin will try to figure out how to create 'pressure cooker control,' a national registration list of pressure cooker owners and those with black backpacks..

Can you imagine the media circus if this was done with firearms?? Whoa!! Obummer would be canceling the 2nd amendment by royal decree.Or trying to.

Well we had an inch of snow last night, and a 27* night. Today is very windy with wind chills in the low 20's.. The AA is happily making hot water to heat the house and do the laundry.
We had 74* on Thursday, before the front and thunderstorms came through, then a steady dive in temps and hellish winds.. Thankfully only about a dozen short power outages, instead of a long one.

Take care everyone,
Greg L
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