Coffee 8-31-13

Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:07 am

Last coffee of the summer? Hopefully we'll have plenty of summer left before the coal fires begin.

Come in! Join us for a good ol' cup of Jo & maybe some blueberry pancakes. All are welcome to stop by & chat.

We had a good time up north.... got to meet Big Mike in person, played plenty of cribbage, put in a couple of new windows & got new roofing on the porch & bathroom. The time went by too fast. Here's one last pic of the mountain.... it's tough to get a mirror lake, this is as close as I saw this year. Also a pic of "camp". If there's not pictures, it didn't happen!

My two girls are coming this weekend. Always good to see them. They both have birthdays this coming week. I can't believe that they are women, full grown, the real deal. Life is amazing.

Hope you all have a fine weekend!
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:27 am

Wow! Guys must be sleepin' in........even Freetown hasn't chimed in. GET UP!!! Busy weekend for everyone I assume......keep it safe!

Very nice at the your cabin, freddy! Maine......the way life is supposed to be......
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:40 am

Mornin people, outstanding coffee as always & thanx for the pancakes Marty-LOL--gotta love them thar real Maine blueberries:) You guys done real good at the summer hacienda this year. Real purty there. WN must be off to somewhere this AM. ME??? it's supposed to rain for the next few days--surprise, surprise. Glad I got my house mowing done yesterday. Got a Volunteer Ambulance budget meeting at 9. Time to feed the critters. Have a good week end all.
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:30 am

Saturday already and that means back to work for the next six days. This 6-3 work schedule is nice but three days is not as long as it used to be. Yes, I have to work right through the holiday weekend but I am almost looking forward to it. The only problem I see could be Monday night traffic. When you drive for a living the last thing I want to do on my time off is drive somewhere. I guess I’m getting old and cranky. :mad3:
Mowing is done so let it rain or snow all it wants.
The lake camp sure looks inviting. I would love to have one in a heartbeat but look at Pennsylvania, where do you see a lake? Oh yeah I know there is that one, the one that everyone from New Jersey and New York already found years ago. What a joke that place is. :mad3:
Have a good long weekend, got to go. :out:
gaw
 
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:45 am

Morning one & all, rain expected here as well but the grass is cut (correction, weeds are cut) worse year ever for weeds. Don't know if it's an indication of anything but the humming birds seem to have headed south already maybe just a few left behind but we went from a quart & 1/2 of juice a day to darn near nothing. Gaw, now you got me worried the lake was there last night when I drove across the causeway, I'll have to check. Hope everyone stays safe & dry.
Almost forgot Freddy, looks like a perfect lake for those kayaks.
samhill
 
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:50 am

Camp looks very peaceful Freddie :clap:

Im back from getting daughter from MMA, here first request was a big bowl of chocolate chip ice cream :lol: yes... Ima a very proud daddy today, her Company won the Admirals Cup this year!
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:55 am

Hey Freddy,
Nice spot you have there!!!! The lake picture makes it look like the whole thing is yours! I do have one question, what is the cinder block on the roof for? Is that some kinda Maine thing? Really though the place looks like a slice of heaven, I could use a spot like that myself. Enjoy the next 3 days everyone, rain or not! NWB
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:20 am

hey Freddy, nice place and I love the color, happy thoughts!......and I got to meet Freddy this summer. In case anyone else is wondering when applying roofing a cinder block is your friend. The wife bought some fresh maine blue's so we are going to have some flap jacks as well with fresh free range (guy I work with) hen berry's!

Has anyone heard from Dann757 down in jersey?
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:36 am

Morning all. Coffee sounds great!! Tastes even better too. Camp site looks awesome.

Not sure what is going on today. My wife is supposed to take the kids to her sister's for one last swimming. I haven't been swimming yet this season. Might go. It does however look quite cloudy and rainy so maybe I'll stay home. I did start getting the generator ready for the inevitable power outages we've been subject to from October to November in recent years. It's got a weird backfire, stutter thing that I thought was the gas but isn't. Either the plug is fouled, air filter is clogged or the carb is dirty. 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. But again, I'm not 100% sure what the problem is nor what I'm gonna do. Hell, I don't even know what carb it's got and Generac has 1000 friggin' carbs. Or I might call Bob up at American and see if he'll be available to meet me at the yard so I can go pick up the second ton of coal that I didn't bring home last weekend. Then there is the matter of getting the stove ready for the winter too.

So much to do this weekend and I'm not even sure where to start...I know the weather is going to play a huge part of it too. Maybe I'll decide after coffee.....
I'm On Fire
 
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:50 am

Morning all,

Freddy, nice job. I hear what your saying nwbuilder. The leaves are changing and they are starting to fall already. Where did the summer go? It is going to be a busy day today. I need to move some customer projects around in the shop so I can make an (s) shaped book case with a counter top for my wife's classroom. School begins Wednesday, so time is short for me to start and finish this project. I only have today and tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Think snow.

The snowman.
the snowman
 
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:55 am

NWBuilder wrote:....what is the cinder block on the roof for?


Most people think it's to help hold down a wrinkle until the glue sets on the new roll roofing, but in this case..... We get a lot of wind off the lake. Through deep and intense scientific study it was determined that at it's earlier weight the camp would blow off it's footings once every 17 years. With the addition of this one precisely placed cement block....taking into consideration the size and distance of the nearby pine trees..... it will only blow off the footings once every 134 years. <grin>

I hate roll roofing! But, the porch is such a shallow pitch, shingles just won't work. Last time we did "single coverage". This time we ponied up the big bucks and did "double coverage". It's 36" wide on the roll and get's glued (tarred) and overlapped 18 inches. It leaves 18" showing with no exposed nails. What a physical horror show! Next time I'm going back to single coverage and exposed nails.
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:16 pm

dcrane wrote:Camp looks very peaceful Freddie :clap:

Im back from getting daughter from MMA, here first request was a big bowl of chocolate chip ice cream :lol: yes... Ima a very proud daddy today, her Company won the Admirals Cup this year!
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That's cool! What is the MMA? I love marching bands. Only wish college football half time shows were actually shown on TV.
Both my sons involved in high school band, older son went on to Bloomsburg's marching band but quit after one year. And he has the talent too. Laziness comes to mind.

Great pics Freddy. How is the fishing in your lake? Did you get the AC installed and cooling?
Cap
 
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:28 pm

Cap wrote:How is the fishing in your lake? Did you get the AC installed and cooling?


Fishing? It must be good....the loons are fishing all the time! Actually.... it's OK, but not the best fishing. It's a shallow, warm body of water so you get mostly pickerel & yellow perch, but I saw the neighbor boy caught a beauty of a white perch.

Yes! AC installed. I got lucky & had zero leaks. I put one unit in the main room & one in our bedroom. Now we'll be comfy as heck on those 4 days a year that it's *that* hot. We did use it a few times. Once pretty much all day & a couple of times just to knock the humidity out of the air. I was actually surprised with it's performance. 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.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:48 pm

MMA is Ma. Maritime Academy...
http://www.maritime.edu/
Better than a tech school... ;)
Placement is 100% i think...
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Re: Coffee 8-31-13

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:57 pm

The followup:
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CapeCoaler
 
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