Coffee 4-27-2013

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:18 pm

Work - eh. Mulching needs to be done but after a week with a stomach virus . . .

Fishing - you bet. Shad are running strong in the Delaware. Weather couldn't be better and I never in my life caught so many. It was a busy day on the river. If you're a fisher-person and never went out for the American Shad when the run is on, you should try it out. One good fighting fish averaging around 4 Lb for a roe with the buck slightly lighter.

Guess I gotta break the old Massy out and sharpen up the blades. Time to start in.
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:53 pm

Thanks for the coffee!

For me it was a bit chilly at 34 degrees this morning, but I wanted to check on a neighbors camp and report to him how it did over the winter, so an early morning walk was in order. That was nice as I came up with 100 ft of some grazing deer and just watched them as I left my camera at home! What graceful animals bounding across the field. It has been a long time since I saw them so close. It was nice to see them fair well over the winter despite coyotes in the area though.

Today was clean up day in our yard, as well as other things. Katie had a big Baby Shower at church and I spent the rest of the afternoon putting cribs, strollers, swings, and high chairs together. I think we have enough clothes to properly shod the newborn for the next year (no joke, this is true) with enough pink in this house to swamp a USS Navy Destroyer! I can say we need nothing for the little one.

We did get out during a nice stretch of weather and take some maternity photos of Katie and her baby-bump. We had to go to Rockland to renew my license so we stopped by a few lighthouses to get a few photos of her and her bump before the new arrival spoils the look. I wish the photos came out better, but the light was harsh and the camera messed up and did not take great photos, but here are a few of the better ones.

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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:38 pm

Hey NS, what do you call that belly bump you're showin off there? :clap: toothy Momma's lookin happy & fit:)
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:37 pm

I am not sure because I don't drink, so it cannot be a beer belly. I also try to substitute as much non processed sugar in my diet as I can like having honey in my coffee, drinking lemonade which is derived from real lemon juice and water, and using maple syrup or molasses so it can't be from other sugar. But you are right, when I looked up my height and weight chart online it said I was "slightly overweight".

Seriously? 3 pounds over (183 pounds) is now considered slightly overweight?

I prefer to just call myself her Sugar Daddy since I am older then her by 6 years, and she is a stay-at-home-Mom.

The baby...is perfectly fine at this point. Strong heart beat and even headed down into the birth canal. She wants out, but we prefer her too cook a bit longer. 4 weeks to go!
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:44 pm

What I've got is DEFINITELY a beer belly. Maybe a little whiskey too. :D


Spent the day throwing on a set of ceramic coated American Racing headers on my buddy's '11 Camaro SS with the 6.2 LS3. Turned into a bit of a pain in the ass, but we got her situated. After we got everything buttoned up, cleaned up, & fired up, we had check engine lights, traction control lights, and 10 other damn lights like a friggin Christmas tree ... only MUCH less festive ... :mad: I started ranting and raving about how much I hate electronics .. and how new cars suck compared to old ... blah blah blah ... and my buddy threw that all back in my face after we discovered that AC Delco spark plugs are about as tough as plate glass in Alaska in January. We must've bumped the #7. Kept getting a misfire code for that one. My $400 scan tool couldn't even read the thing because it's too new - mine only goes to '06 ... and the Camaro was a distant memory during that model year. :roll: Damn thing ... he got the code off his programmer. So we swapped #1 & #7 wires ... same problem. Then I second-guessed myself thinking I mixed up the wires and put them back exactly where we took them off, so I snagged one off the truck. Same problem. Wasn't a total loss because the red wires from my truck looked SWEET on his engine, so he'll be buying a set of those soon. :lol: SO after all that I was finally convinced it MIGHT be the plug. Sure enough, damn porcelain was cracked in 2 places - REALLY cracked. Could easily feel it running your finger over it. These plugs are smooth, unlike the ribbed porcelain that's been on plugs for the past 110 years. Obviously weaker ...

But she's all fixed. WAY over 400 hp to the rear wheels now, and MAN what a SWEEEEET sound from this thing! Sounds like a pissed off lion!! The exhaust note was echoing in the woods at full bore. Quiet as a mouse cruising, which is good with a ragtop. Cost him a BIG friggin pile of dough though, but some nice stuff there. Kudos to American Racing for building a quality product. Same with GM on this one. They scored a big win with this car. They got everything right.

Bed time for me. After that and counting my bag corners today I'm toast. 4.74 tons, or 237 bags ... and this was with burning LOTS of wood in the fall and this spring. Back in the fall I burned all 11 sheets of particle board I tore off the deck of my barn during the roofing job. Between that and the wood this spring I'll bet this would have been a 6 ton season!! OUCH. House was 58° this morning, so this crap ain't over yet ...
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:54 am

Theirs just something about the warm glow and happiness of a pregnant woman, grats nosmoke!

I watch a chronical report about that lighthouse I think :shock: whats the name of that one at the end of the jetty?
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:26 am

Rick 386 wrote:Freddy, the grass may be green but is the ice off the lakes ?


Most of the lakes went out the 3rd week in March. I see Moosehead went out on the 16th. If Moosehead is out, it'll be tough to find ice anywhere.

Smitty.... sa-weet job! That beast sounds good...skip and all.

It must be Spring... people out and about... gardens, family, lighthouses, trees turning in to boards all over. Fun stuff!

I got tubes in my Z-turn mower tires & now putting a new carpet in the Geo Metro.

Enjoy the day!
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:25 am

The one out at the end of the Breakwater is the Rockland Harbor Lighthouse, though everyone calls it the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. The other lighthouse, where my wife is seated on the steps, is the Owls Head Lighthouse, known for its short height, but lots of steps leading up to it. I have been in the tower of both of them. Actually, the Coast Guard has relinquished control over most of them now since GPS is everything and they are no longer needed and on certain days in the summer, you can go up into the towers. It is pretty cool. Anyway here is a better photo of the Owls Head Lighthouse.

dcrane wrote:Theirs just something about the warm glow and happiness of a pregnant woman, grats nosmoke!

I watch a chronical report about that lighthouse I think :shock: whats the name of that one at the end of the jetty?
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:51 am

Wow yesterday was busy, didnt have time to grab a cup of joe but a nice slow down this morning. Yesterday was the grand opening of national pennsyltucky spring turkey slaying. Turkeys are everywhere! It was a great day. Anywho Fred looking like your gonna be a busy fella for a few days, glad to see you have some "old fashioned" help. Hard working people they are. Have a great week fella's.
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:25 am

Well, the lime spread guy showed up this AM--yep, it's a lil soggy up on the top side--it's all just farmin ya know :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:33 am

ohhhh what id give for one of those JD's :taz:
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:36 am

Just 'nuff time to stop,grab & gulp a Homebrew Cup O' Fred ! Spring has finally hit and so am I ! Lot's to do after being behind with the weather. I enjoyed the Family Pics,N.S.,Smitty,your "Daily Driver" put a smile on my face,and Fred,your towing set-up couldn't be greener ! Cheers to all,and now I'm getting back to the Great Outside before the rain hits us from the Southwest....... :roll:
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:49 am

I wish Bob ... I could barely afford the truck! And that was new 6 years ago. :lol: I'd be getting several tickets per day in that thing. If I have the power, I have to use ALL of it while driving you know. ;)



Now that's some heavy duty teamwork Fred! :punk: Holy crap is that alot of stuck tonnage!
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:18 pm

Probably not his first time being stuck and surely not the last. Lots of pulling power there. :D
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Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:31 am

Well, I was busy this weekend. It was the first weekend that I didn't have to work. Needless to say I was fidgety and didn't know what to do with myself. So...I did some yard work. changed the oil in my Dakota (first time in nearly a year), washed the Dakota (first time since I bought it), washed the misses car, cleaned the bed of the Dakota out, vacuumed it, same on the misses car. Pulled the head off the Craftsman Lawn Tractor. Broke two head bolts off of it, not entirely sure what the hell is the problem and not really sure if it's worth fixing.
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