Coffee 8-31-13

Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:00 pm

Oh and they have a ship too!
http://mmaseaterm.blogspot.com/
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:07 pm

Well it looks like all the rain will pass to the north of us but we'll be partly cloudy for the next several days. Bummer, this was my weekend to inspect the beehives. I went into the newer hive today for a basic inspection and it's looking good going into the winter. There are probably close to 60 thousand bees, lots of brood and a queen with a good laying pattern. That hive has a good amount of stored honey for the winter, too. I was planning to inspect the other hive tomorrow but the forecast is for partly cloudy and the bees will all be home. Trust me; you don't want to mess with the hive when everyone is home. If I can't get to it tomorrow, I'll try for the first clear day. I know that you'll are expecting pictures but I was wearing gloves today and they were covered with honey. Honey and digital cameras doesn't work well together and DK won't come outside when I have the hive open. That means you are out of luck. I hope everyone has a safe Holiday. lisa
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:07 pm

lowfog01 wrote: I know that you'll are expecting pictures but


No problem,.... you paint a pretty good picture with words.

60,000? I don't know about the next guy, but that sounds like a lot of bees to me! Thanks, but I'll be staying in with DK if that's OK. :)
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:20 pm

Better late them never with coffee, having beer instead. Nice picture Freddy, it looks like somewhere down the Airline looking at Upper Lead Mountain. But lots of places look the same in Maine. I think you indicated it was further north. Next time you roof it, and I think you may not live that long, use the new roof guard product. It is a super tough paper that does not stick like Ice and Water Shield. Then you can just shingle it.
Still working in my house, things are coming along. But we are going rafting with friends on the Hiawassie river tomorrow. Gotta play sometime. Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:23 pm

I'm On Fire wrote: ........... If it's the carb I think I'll order a new one and swap them out so there's no real down time on the machine. Then I can rebuild the old one and leave it for a spare. .....

Just clean it - no need to be throwing money around. ;) Get used to it too - it's only gonna get worse as the gov't keeps mandating ever higher percentages of ethanol. Drain the bowl EVERY time you shut it down, and you'll never have a problem again - no additives needed ... and more $$$ in your pocket.

michaelanthony wrote: Has anyone heard from Dann757 down in jersey?

I chat with him regularly. He's still doing what he can to survive the iron fist of communist NJ .... as am I in MA. ;)



Finally finished the '04 Expedition rear hub bearing job. That damn parking brake setup on both Ford and GM vehicles is the DUMBEST feat of engineering I have EVER seen in my life!! DUMB DUMB DUMB!! :mad: I wasted more time frigging with the un-adjustable cable ... man! I'll tell ya! Why the hell don't they just use a simple cam system acting DIRECTLY on the caliper piston??? This is so painfully simple ... yet they have to engineer a complete and total abortion of a system. Damn those engineers!! Screw you FORD and GM!! :mad3: No pics - I was too pissed!

Nice camp Freddy! :woot:



Finally got the boiler in position. What you guy's think? I think God wants it here! That curved joist certainly wasn't engineered by GM or Ford!!
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:18 am

Nice SMITTY--that floor joist was indeed made for her:) Jim would be proud ;)
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:27 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Oh and they have a ship too!
http://mmaseaterm.blogspot.com/


yep, nice newer ship and its a requirement for all cadets to do a "Sea Term" (they go to sea for a few months to places like South America, Alaska, Etc.)
MMA = Mass Maritime Academy (The largest & arguably the best Maritime School in the country), Its an unusual college because it not only has extremely difficult academic curriculum for real world application (Engineering, Design, Etc.) Combined with state of the art real world tools that teach (Like Architectural Buildings, Wind Mills, Ships, Etc.) but ALSO the student has to endure a military way of life (Up at 4am to Jog miles, endure what the coast guard does in 8 weeks but do it in 4 weeks, survival, emt, room inspections, marching, shaved heads, 10 second showers, drug testing, etc,etc,etc,) This is why MMA has better placement than Ivy League Schools... The work ethic, discipline, respect, leadership, combined with top notch academic program, combined with "real world" licenses upon graduating that include things like a 100 Ton Master or OUPV License, etc. (These are things that are mighty powerful tools!!!) so when you see a graduate of the Mass Maritime Academy they pretty much have ability just by virtue of being a grad from MMA to pick job offers from around the world! These jobs are as broad of the mechanics who repair or design ships and their mechanical systems to those who Capt. them to those who tell them where to go and how to go their (like air traffic controllers but on the Sea) to mathematical professors as well as to become instant officers in full time military.
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:32 am

..that's awesome dc, wish her well!..........of course chicks fighting in an octagon for three rounds isn't bad either....bad michael, bad michael. :)
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:38 am

michaelanthony wrote:..that's awesome dc, wish her well!..........of course chicks fighting in an octagon for three rounds isn't bad either....bad michael, bad michael. :)


thanks Michael, The first year is the brutal one (her class lost 9 people in just the first 2 weeks :cry: ) .... there dropping like fly's! but I know she is a very determined young girl and I'll pray she likes and becomes accustom to it.
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:40 am

Apple sticky buns... :)
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:56 am

I knew it was "old technology", but, the outside fan is self regulating variable speed so much of the time it is darn quiet. The one we have at home is about the same age, but that one is full speed all the time.


The condenser fan regulates, it is set up for condensing pressure/temp. Probably trying to maintain about 180 psi or 95F. So, if it is running at low speed, likely your ac isn't working very hard! Or it's cool out.
Good work!
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:13 am

Rob R. wrote:Apple sticky buns... :)


Yummmmm.
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:23 am

Freddy wrote:
Rob R. wrote:Apple sticky buns... :)


Yummmmm.


These are made with maple syrup...best I have ever tasted. My son has been sick for two days, but the sticky buns seem to be bringing him back.
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:38 am

The young 'Chef' is probably feeling the sugar "Hi"......he looks pretty excited to snarf down of the sweet breakfast!. Hot and HUMID, again.......freddy may get to use the A/C for some time yet this season. Pipe it up smitty.....test it....get 'ready to get ready'!
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:49 am

Good morning boys and girls, I see everyone is doing fine.Freddy that's a nice place you guys have there, lots to do this weekend we have our annual(the 20th one)pig/turkey roast
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for 200 to 250 friends and family this Labor Day weekend( I think it's going to be the last one, missing out on a long camping weekend)so I'm a day late and a dollar short but that the story of my life ;) . Take care and have a good weekend. Barry
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