Marty's Bus

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:24 am

Oh, you guys are a hoot. No one should feel a need to "double up". All of your touching words are just as filling as any food could be. Beets? LOL And, gosh, there's so much food around here we are giving some to others and looking to need a bigger 'fridge! Beets.... Marty loves beets... I tend to open the windows when she cook 'em. She judges good beets by how red they make her urine. LOL Eloise grows 'em, Marty cooks 'em. I just know you cook them they same way you'd cook kidneys.... you boil the piss out of them!

Solar robots.... more complicated than a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I posted a link to Youtube....just silly fun. Oh, here it is again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQYZAIXcvDw

Marty & Eloise working on the project Marty on the left. And keep it quiet... Eloise hates to have her picture taken. :)
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:28 am

Nice Freddy, thanx for the pix :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:33 am

LsFarm wrote:Smitty, can you drive an old, underpowered, flathead road-tractor? With two in tow?

Absolutely! Going slow because I have no choice takes all the need to rush out of my blood. ;) I'd be honored. :D


And I second Fred's comment. :)
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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: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:55 am

I have started typing to this post many, many times and find myself unable to finish. I want to say I could not be more proud to be associated with a bunch of hard core, over zealous, marshmallow fluff, extremist, self reliant, selfless (not to be confused with selfish), funny-------sad, men and woman of thoughtfulness, with or without god, outside the box, true Americans!

Short story, shortly after last years coal season and countless threads I decided I wanted a Vigilant 2310 II coal stove in my living room. I wanted a stove I could control, good looking, a certain btu rating, and viewing doors.
Freddy recommended the restaurant I worked in to his friend whom was traveling this way and after meeting John he by chance was selling a 2310 that previous heated Freddy and Marty's home.
Shortly after that I had the pleasure of meeting Freddy and Marty in the restaurant and can proudly say those two meals were my best...I give credit to a power greater than I because without the almighty putting Freddy in my life by chance over 3 yrs ago trying to keep my family warm I would not be what I am at this moment! You know the old saying...it take a village, well Freddy is a part of my village.
My then 5 yr old son adopted Marty and My big goofy dog Alfie stayed by Freddy's side when they came to visit. Marty, thank you for helping Freddy become the person he is, and the warm and loving person you are.
I am a damn good cribbage player so a seat near the center of the bus would be great so the pegs in the board have a chance, I know the roads SMITTY learned on, a good offense is the best defense! Hey SMITTY can you run triples on 495 at night?
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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: SMITTY On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:20 pm

I can run 'em anywhere .... :D toothy
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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: Hambden Bob On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:34 pm

I have every Faith in 'Ya,Smits ! Been Busy,so it's Good To get Caught Up with The Bus! Mum's The Word on Eloise's Inclusion in that Pic! I do Believe that's the first time I've ever seen Marty! Nice to see her in Action! Stay The Course,Fredd-O ! :flex:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:42 pm

Bump !...Or with this Winter,maybe it was a Chuckhole!....Anywhoo,,after being away due to a Storm,I wanted to offer "Thanx" for those of You who have offered some Soul-Touching Observations of Life and those that Touch Us. I've Grown through these Posts,and am Proud To Stand(Or Sit)With All Of You! Thanx for The Tour,Marty! :up:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:15 am

Good Morning Marty, hope you are feeling well & in good spirits. I am thinking bout you on this day. Take care,
Mark.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:35 am

Good morning! What a busy week it's been. Well, I don't know... I didn't get much work done, but it sure seemed busy. People coming and going, the storm to contend with. 13 hours without electricity. Crazy week!

Marty actually had a pretty good week. She didn't lose any weight this week, and other than still sleeping a lot, she's been chipper and we've found lot's of smiles. Maybe this tumor has decided to settle down & let her be stable for a while? This bus trip might be longer than we think. Who knows? I couldn't believe yesterday she went out in the driveway & chipped ice for 15 minutes. She was winded afterwards, but didn't cough as much "as normal" afterwards. Last week she had laryngitis for 3 or 4 days. So much so a few times she had to write to communicate. We thought it couldn't be the cancer, but secretly we thought it was, but, it went away & now she's talking OK! Maybe it was just common laryngitis! Her voice has deepened, but that happened weeks ago it seems.

During the laryngitis she had a couple of slow days, didn't even play cribbage. Now she's back to playing, even though we show no mercy....all in good fun. She even knit a hat this week....and started another.

OK... down the road we go. Thank you all for being here.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:09 am

So glad to hear Marty had a good week. The sleeping alot is probably from the meds I guess. No mercy cribbage....tough crowd! :lol: Gas up the bus, spring starts this coming week! Hope it's another good one. Courage.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:19 am

Outstanding update Freddy :) No better meds then a positive outlook. Hugs to Marty. Forget if I've said this (imagine that) BUT, with my liver cancer back 10 yrs, my Doc told me that the most important thing, was my realizing that I had 2 choices during the whole thing---either the disease had me, or I had the disease. Be well my MAINEIAC friends. :)
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:43 am

Holy Cats ! Nice Update,Freddy ! Combat Cribbage seems to work wonders for You Special Breed Of Mainah's ! Dr. Freetown has diagnosed you as Maine-iacs and I Wholeheartedly concur! Tell Marty that the knitting is impressive ! The Two Of You,along with Your Impressive Support Team,have given so many of Us the room to grow. To not be afraid. To share at a time that would cause some to run the other way. Marty may never really know the Power that Her Bus contains! Humility,Love And The Want Of The Human Touch ! That's what we're puttin' on The Bus's Road Menu. We're Rolling ! :up:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:56 am

Thanks for the update. I'm glad the road has been smooth this week. Keep the faith! My thoughts continue to be with you both. Lisa
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:39 am

Glad to hear this too Freddy - my mom is also doing well despite the circumstances. Sounds like a great week here! 8-)
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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: SWPaDon On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:20 pm

Glad to hear that Marty had a good week. I started my new truck driving job, so I'll only be able to check on updates on weekends. But I'll be checking.

God Bless and take care.
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