Marty's Bus

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat May 10, 2014 7:18 am

I knew Smitty would get Marty's Bus up "Hot Dog Hill" to get to North Camp! Nothing Like A Victory! This Bus Hauls many Good Souls,and seems to gain the Turbo Boost due to that very fact. An Amazing Journey to say the Least! Roll On! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 10, 2014 8:00 am

Yup, I too am stickin with THIS BUS--Mornin Marty & Freddy :)
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 10, 2014 11:51 am

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.


Smitty.... yup....that sofa belongs on the roof. ;)


Here's a picture of our picnic last Thursday up north at Ebeemee pond (pronounced Beemee)... Yup, Marty's still a smoker. I suppose.... no need to quit now.

We used the van as a wind block...it didn't help much! LOL We saw loons swimming, but didn't see a single bird in the air.

I have a spare mobile home furnace, maybe I'll install it & we'll have instant heat when needed. If you want instant heat I guess it's oil or propane. We gave given thought to a propane furnace overhead.... it wouldn't take any floor space. Hmmm..... maybe sell the oil furnace & get a propane? Maybe have a warm summer & not need heat?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Sun May 18, 2014 5:36 pm

A little late with this........ I hope Marty had a nice Mother's day and is having more better days than bad ones.
Beautiful view there at camp, hope you enjoyed your time even if it was a little chilly!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon May 19, 2014 5:16 am

Forward we go..... Marty lost about 5 pounds last week. She weighs herself each Sunday. For weeks now she's stayed the same, but this week a difference. She's still eating, but obviously not as much as she should. Her left knee is giving her grief. It's stiff & makes it hard to walk. I don't know what that's about, but it reminds me of my Mom 4 days before she passed. One day Mom's legs just suddenly got so stiff she couldn't walk. I can't imagine Marty is that bad off, but I don't think her stiffness will be getting better. Maybe I'm too close to actually see her condition. In some respects she's doing OK, but in others, perhaps she's closer to dying then we think. God only knows! We all live 72 hours from death....all we have to do is stop drinking. Oddly, Marty's constant coughing has almost stopped. She might cough once or twice a day, but nothing like it was some weeks back. What strange thing .... her breathing get's better, and her legs get worse. She's using her wheeled walker almost all the time. Sometimes just a cane, but the walker gives her a seat to take a rest.

OK...Monday has come. Tis time to start a new week. Draw a big glass of optimism & onward we go!
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: Marty's Bus

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 19, 2014 8:22 am

Thanx for the update Freddy--my prayers stay with you both :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon May 19, 2014 8:49 am

Praying & crying for you,Freddy.
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: samhill On: Mon May 19, 2014 9:55 am

Your keeping strong helps Marty more than you might think Freddy. Our prayers continue for both of you.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon May 19, 2014 8:33 pm

It's just not easy being "Only A Man" some Days,Freddy......Your Thoughts,Speculations and Following Comments are Right In Line,Freddy. Normally,we're not Mentally Built for stuff like this. I don't think I'd be reaching by saying You've "Made The Grade" with Marty on All Of This,My Friend....Stay Loose,Hang Tough,and never be afraid to pick up a Phone,Day or Night. :yes:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 19, 2014 8:41 pm

Hear hear! Not much I can add to those last few posts. Stay strong Freddy. Your both in our prayers.
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: Marty's Bus

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue May 20, 2014 9:31 am

[quote="Hambden Bob"]It's just not easy being "Only A Man" some Days,Freddy......Your Thoughts,Speculations and Following Comments are Right In Line,Freddy. Normally,we're not Mentally Built for stuff like this. I don't think I'd be reaching by saying You've "Made The Grade" with Marty on All Of This,My Friend....Stay Loose,Hang Tough,and never be afraid to pick up a Phone,Day or Night. :yes:[/quote]

I second that Freddy...ain't no wrong when it comes to love
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
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Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue May 20, 2014 1:02 pm

Freddy you and Marty are very brave. I could not even imagine. I don't post much here, but I do think of you guys a lot. It reminds me of how to appreciate every moment. Stay strong.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed May 21, 2014 7:03 am

Flyer5 wrote:Freddy you and Marty are very brave. I could not even imagine. I don't post much here, but I do think of you guys a lot. It reminds me of how to appreciate every moment. Stay strong.


Ditto what Flyer5 says. Your are a role model for us all on how to conduct ourselves with humor, dignity and grace under duress. No BS, it has changed the way I treat my wife. Not that I didn't treat her well before. But I try to be much more patient and understanding of her with the thought I could find myself in your shoes ay anytime. You are Marty were lucky to have found each other.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed May 21, 2014 10:07 am

coalkirk wrote: ... You are Marty were lucky to have found each other.

Like Freetown Fred says, "It's just God stuff, ya know". ;) 8-)
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: Marty's Bus

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Wed May 21, 2014 9:34 pm

That big glass of optimism does wonders! I'm amazed by the strength you both have.
You both are an inspiration to many of us.
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite