Coffee 11-9-13

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: steamup On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:57 pm

Well, life has been hectic. Just when you think you see the light at the end of the tunnel, it ends up being a damn freight train.

The economy in my area has always been poor. With the great recession going on, it is really struggling. I have become a statistic. My current employer hasn't enough work to keep me busy and there isn't enough in the foreseeable future to sit it out. So, I haven't been laid off but was told that was a possibility. I was able to find a new job but it is 60 miles away. I just paid off my mortgage and now it looks like I have to sell and move. Not quite ready for it, but I will make it work. Still got 15 years before I could even consider retirement.
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:02 am

Hang tough su. Not much else to say to make ya feel better, other then IT SUX :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:08 am

Sorry to hear that Steam. The one bright spot in all that is your NOT paying a mortgage - your lucky!! If I ever sold my place I'd be left with nothing after paying the damn bank off ...

I've been paying 10 years and haven't even made a dent in ours ... :mad:

You'll come out on top though - just takes some time. Keep your head up - we've got your back. ;) :cheers:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:35 pm

If you are in a depressed area then your house price will be down and who knows what you can replace it with in the new area and even if the new job will last and if you like it.

I would get an econocar and make the commute at least until I knew more about the new job and location. Best would be if your present job lasts and that could happen too so don't be too quick to burn bridges.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:31 pm

franco b wrote:I would get an econocar and make the commute at least until I knew more about the new job and location. Best would be if your present job lasts and that could happen too so don't be too quick to burn bridges.


I was thinking the same thing...assuming it isn't 60 miles of potholes, curves, and redlights. Hopefully something opens up closer to home.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:25 pm

Yep.....Try to not go onto thin ice if you can help it.....Sit down,weigh out the hard facts on the gas mileage,time and what the new salary/wage could be. Sometimes,in the worst of times,changing a paid-off Home Base could be a regrettable move. Only you can decide ! Fortunately,right here,Counselers are standing by to assist you in weighing Pro's/Con's/Negatives/Positives and the General Malaise you've probably got on board right now ! PM's are a wonderful thing ! You're a Very Intelligent Critter,and you can kick this deal's rear-end ! Hang Tough,my Economically Challenged Brother ! :flex: :yes:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:06 am

16* here on the hill this AM & the old HITZER continues to idle along :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:45 am

This is a BIG pot of coffee!

FF... if you don't mind.... keep that white stuff to yourself!

Rob R. Hang in there. We're hoping for the best outcome.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

More Coffee! More Coffee! Its not supposed to be this cold yet! My wife saw snow at her work, 30 miles from our house. We had freezing rain right here at the house.

I'm freezing my fingers off while cutting tile outside. I even put hot water in the wet tile cutter.
I finally got around to building the raised Hearth for my 2nd stove. It is going in the Front Parlor, the farthest distance from my existing stove. Heres some pics of the progress....
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:52 pm

Awesome job Chris!!! :up:

It was 28 degrees in Longview, Texas this morning!!!!
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:56 pm

Nice !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:20 pm

Snow on the pumpkin the last two nights on this side too!

natural GAS burning in the Basement "v-2 rocket" air scorcher

Life goes on
Sting
 
Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:25 pm

Nice project Chris! Looks good.

Cold day today... the HIGH was 32...and the wind was 15 MPH all dang day. Brrrrrr.... More coffeeeeee!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:59 pm

Your Pourin' keeps me from Snorin' ! :gee:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:49 pm

Looks real nice Chris:) Love the old baseboards
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix