Late coffee....7-20-13

Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:30 am

We are way up north...no TV...No radio, but once the neighbor wakes up, we have Wi-Fi! Strange world we live in.

Eggs over easy, link sausage & wheat toast with raspberry jelly. Mmmmm, Good stuff.

The dogs are walked & ready for a 7 hour nap. They have it easy! A tree guy is meeting us here tonight to see about cutting two 85 foot tall pine trees. I'm going to try & see if we can get them cut into boards. Could be some good money, but, sadly they might go to the stump dump. The LOGistics of getting huge logs to a mill might be overwhelming.

I'll be back in a few minutes... I have a photo of 5AM that I think I can upload from the I-pad knock off. It takes too long to type on that to make coffee.

Hope you all enjoy the day!
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:42 am

I was getting the coffee jitters this morning, but all better now. Last night was the first night I had the 4 yr old "go camping" with me. Had a tent setup in the backyard and we roughed er :lol: Hope all has kept cool this past week. Makes me think of the thread about keepin the fire for dehumidifer purposes. I dont think she would be burning right now.
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:45 am

PICS....early morn today. Two trees that need to come down. The first just to allow the second. The second because we can't trim the roof the etree or the door any more!
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:33 am

I hope your tree guy is very very good !
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:49 am

Freddy,
Thanx for the joe, glad your back FF coffee was gone and I grabbed a beer of some sort, "Iron swamp "or something like that. :D First swill gave me vertigo :wtf: Anyhoo , back to your tree situation. I think what you should do is call that Tree House guy and have him boost the whole camp up into those trees, not that it would improve the view any as that is magnificent, I felt the tranquility through the computer ...wow! Hope your enjoying the weather, off to a family reunion,Have a good weekend all.

Waldo
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: hcarlow On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:07 am

What body of water are you on Freddy ? That is a great view , nothing like being on the waters edge . Some saw mills really don't like trees that are close to homes etc. , nails and what have you , that was a few years back maybe things are different now .

Just got back from a mens breakfast at our church so all set for the morning . Been busy washing our vinyl siding down with bleach and water due to all the algae .
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:10 am

@ Waldo... I love that "nut case" Tree House dude! :lol:

@Fred... Thats the property In my dreams at night :mad: how'd you hijack my dream! :taz:
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:18 am

Good morning everyone, I'm out on the west coast, doing my yearly old car 'thing'. Helping a friend get his cars ready for the
national meet, this year in Nevada, just south of Carson City, in Minden Nv. This is 'gold rush' country, so we'll tour up to Lake Tahoe,
Virginia City, and a few other places..
The heat is supposed to be mid to high 90's, 100's this weekend, but that's pretty normal for the Reno/Carson City area, it will be cooler up in Tahoe.

Trailering two cars, driving one. I've been out here for over a week, getting long-overdue repairs done on the cars, and prepping them for the tours.
I'm only about 5 miles from SanFrancisco bay, so we get the morning overcast and cool wind off the bay, and once that burns off around 2pm it gets up to about 75*.. Going inland to the 100's is going to be a shock.

I've been watching the temps out east, and glad I missed most of it, but I'll get a good dose of heat next week.

Freddy, I hope you can bring down those trees sucessfully, they are real beauties.. Just how firmly tied down is the house?? Maybe it would be easier to bring in a house mover and slide the house over about 25 feet and reattach electricity and water/septic ?? And keep the trees ??

Take care all.

Greg L
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:35 am

morning all ..scrambled eggs, link sausge toast/jelly, oj..well freddy ifin i were you i sure would get a guy with a bucket truck and take that baby down in pieces..good day all...
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:17 pm

Great to see ya Freddy. WiFi huh--don't seem right! In NYS, we'd call that a lake, I would suspect that in Maine, it's merely a pond :) I spent a lot of time on Parker pond near Mt Vernon, Maine--it don't get any better ;) What ever happened to a pr of clamp-on's & a real good ground crew with those trees? That ground looks pretty soft. Yrs & yrs of pine needles--Have a good week-end all.
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:44 pm

Taken from Freddys back door during Sandy.

http://vimeo.com/35328567#

....ever had the thought, perhaps this was not such a good idea....
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:What ever happened to a pr of clamp-on's & a real good ground crew with those trees? .




That's exactly who I have coming to look at it.... a climber. He's got a set of clamp on spikes, a chain saw, some rope, a pulley & one helper. Of course I'll leave it up to him, but I'm thinking once he gets them down to 65 feet they can come down in one piece. Also, if he can get the one down that's growing into the camp & not cut the other..... fine by me! Moving the camp isn't really an option... the "camp" is actually two buildings about 10 feet apart. There's just no room to move 'em.

Ebeemee pond is the name. We are very lucky to be here. Uncle Billy bought the place back in the late 50's. He sold it to us in the 80's for $4,000. Even at that we couldn't afford it so we went in half & half with Eloise, Martys' best friend. Until 3 years ago it was on leased land, but now we own the land. I've said "If we were the first humans ever to be here, where would we build? Right HERE." Honestly, it's the best location on the pond!

Time to go swimming again!

I can't watch that video.... I promised the neighbor I wouldn't use bandwidth for videos. He has limited megabytes each month. I'll see it once we get home.
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:39 pm

Hey Freddy, why not just take it down to totem pole size & invite F.F. up, you would probably be the first in the neighborhood to have one.
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:34 pm

samhill wrote:Hey Freddy, why not just take it down to totem pole size & invite F.F. up, you would probably be the first in the neighborhood to have one.

Sam, I know you meant this in a light humorous way and aside from the fact that you are three thousand miles off in a particular Native American custom it could be insulting to make light of customs we are largely ignorant of and probably could learn something from.

We live in an age of political correctness with all its absurdities but the biggest absurdity of all is the squandering of all that could be learned of human behaviour from a largely stone age people yet who were the earliest adopters of both agriculture and metal working in the entire world according to latest findings.

Why is there such a crazy dichotomy of feeling between contempt and reverence for the original settlers of our country? Perhaps they mirror our own failings and deep seated yearnings. Yearnings identical with theirs and which in some respects they were more successful.
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Re: Late coffee....7-20-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:22 pm

Whew, I give up. :shock:
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