Coffee June 7, 2014

Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:24 am

Hello, Please, come in, spend a minute, share a thought. The coffee is hot, tea water too. I'm not sure what's for breakfast. Let's go look.

Today, a celebration of life for Marty at the church center. Tomorrow a graveside burial here in town. The grave stones are temporarily set, but, they are not carved correctly! I ordered and want a deep V-carve. The salesman ( a friend of mine) and I had a long discussion about how a shallow flat cut isn't as easy to read 300 years from now and a deep V can still be seen. BUT.... suddenly this week, he retired! The new owner never got the work I guess, but on my copy of the work order there's a sketch showing it. They'll fix it I'm sure. I'll call them Monday. The stones match. The smaller ones you are seeing reflections of the sky. I got one for myself at the same time so all the stones will be the same 77 years from now when I kick the bucket. Marty & I picked them out together....except... a final decision hadn't quite been made. We both loved the black, all polished Either was fine by both of us, but she liked a slanted front, I liked the flat front as they stay cleaner over time. I suspect if I left this earth first we'd have had a slanty stone.

Sooooo.... Onward my friends. Hug your loved ones & give them a pinch!
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:43 am

Those look great Freddy. Hope your hanging in there - just the fact you started Coffee today tells me you are. ;) And that's a good thing. 8-)

I just had a double hernia repair the other day. In alot of pain. Been eating alot ... but nothing is coming out. Going on 2 days now. Fun fun! Really sucks having to turn down work - sitting here thinking of the money I've lost makes my blood boil ... but what can ya do. Gotta heal. :x
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:11 am

I'm not turning down work. Getting ready to leave soon.
The black stone is really sharp,,,,,,,,77 years from now. You and me both Fred. Lol
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:11 am

Mornin all:) Gotta heal indeed John! Nice stones Freddy. Gotta heal indeed!!!! AND---yes, it sucks, but we gotta do it. Nothin goin on here on the hill. Just getting a lil better slow but sure. Enjoy the week-end all. Do some outside work for me guys & gals ;)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:45 am

Good morning. Freddy, those stones look very nice. It will probably hold up better than you think. There is a cemetery near my house with stones that are hundreds of years old, and you can still read them. I have one that was uncovered during a water line project :shock: from 1828, it is still legible. Before everyone assumes that we dug up someone, relax...the town historian determined that the woman engraved on the stone is actually buried across the street with her husband. She passed first, and apparently when they buried him they had a new stone made with both names...guess the old stone went in a low spot across the road.

Other news: I had to go get some items I won on an online auction. Pfizer is preparing to tear down a chemical development plant in my area, and they hired a company to list all items online for a 24 hr auction. We ended up with a nice shop vice, huge toolbox full of tools, some nice drum carts, and a pallet jack. Kind of sad walking through the building to pick everything up, lots of paychecks came out of that place for a long time. Huge building, and enough stainless and copper to make your head spin. I wish I had bought a lot more stuff, I could have made a lot of money just by scrapping it. oh well.

Yesterday we took my oldest son to the zoo in Quebec. He had a great time looking at all the animals, but what he really loved was an order of "poutine" on the way home. For those of you that don't know what that is, is one of the finer things in life that must be consumed in moderation. Hand cut french fries, a light gravy, and fresh cheese curd. :)
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:32 am

Good morning fellas, I love the black Freddy you were thinking :up: getting two plots together we bought two plots when my Mom passed 28 years ago one for her and the other for my father so at least they will be together. We'll hang in there my friend today and tomorrow are going to be hard but you'll get through it.

Freetown, glad to see your getting better I can only imagine its has to be pissing you off to no end that your still not 100% because if it were me I would be going crazy right now!

Smitty, well if the Surgeon it half is good of a mechanic is you are that fix will be better then new,As long as you don't try to pull a motor without a hoist :lol: you won't have any more problems with it just give it the time it needs to heal!

Take care friends. Keepaeyeonit
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:18 am

Mornin all. Beautiful morning here in SW Pa. My son mowed the yard and did the trimming, so that's one less chore for me today. But still lots to do.
Nice stones Freddy.
Smitty, I had the same thing done about 8 years ago. On mine, they went in just below my belly button, and put some kind of netting in. The original plan was just to do the right side, but he did the left side at the same time because it was showing signs of going soon.

Take care and be safe all
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: wilsons woodstoves On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:29 am

Nice bright morning here in south east mass. nice monuments fred, smart to get them all done.77 years goes by fast.
wilsons woodstoves
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:52 am

Smitty the 3rd day was the turning point for me when I could relax and stop the pain killers. I remember coming home from surgery the 4 steps in front of my house may as well have been 50 steps. Wow. I hope ya heal up fast.

I have been working on adding on to the back side of my barn. I hate having equipment outside all winter.

A friend and I took or jetskis out earlier in the week and put some time exploring the Susquehanna river down by Bloomsburg that was fun I haven't been in that part of the river till then. I was making a joke about how the skis will be glowing as we got closer to the powerplant in Berwick . :)

My family and I are still taking Tang Soo Do 2 days a week I still hurt afterwards. I was hoping it would start getting less painful by now. I guess at 45 I just don't bounce back as easily as I used to. We are up to orange belts. My daughter is still a little ahead of us Its amazing how much energy a 7yr old has. I really enjoy class as well. I have gained a lot of strength and flexibility back. The body surely ages a lot faster after 40. Its also funny and strange to see my wife who has never been in a fight in her life doing the self defense stuff. Big smile from her when she is able to force a 200 lb man to go to the floor. On second thought maybe I should be scared. :)

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend we get to enjoy summer. Winter will be here soon enough.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:05 am

Thanks for setting up the joe this am Freddie. Beautiful day here. A tennis match and a little Hoss race this afternoon. In the mean time, some yard work and going to the Mall to help the wife pick out new swimwear and eye liner:). Damn fine day.
Take care all.
GA cracker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:11 am

The body surely ages a lot faster after 40.

You kids know nothing. The spiral down between 60 and 70 is an escalator. At 70 it turns into an elevator.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:30 am

Good mornin' all love the mellow roast coffee! My 6 yr old took my spot on the bed last night as he gets growing pains in his knees so when I got in from work I had the couch, that's ok he likes to snuggle with mom once and a while. I never had that option as a kid but I see the benefits as he is a great kid and I feel it keeps him loving and innocent. Once I get the kinks out of my back it looks like yard work before I head to work. The head stones are perfect Freddy I can't say there is a bad one they are one of life's conundrums. Hey SMITTY no more flippin' 4 wheelers for a while...and only lift 12 ounce cans! :lol:
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:46 am

Don't mind me if I sit by the coffee a while this morning. I have to trim my hemlock hedge for the first time in a while. It's huge job and I hate yard work with a fervid passion put it's starting to encroach into the road a little too much so it has to be done.

I have to strap a 12' step ladder into the back of my truck and use the trimmer with a 3 foot extension pole in it so I'm swinging 6 feet of power tool just to reach the top.

And even then I have a hard time getting to the middle of the hedge.

Now that I'm thinking of it, put on another pot, I might be here a while. :)
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:24 am

Good Morning Freddy, and everyone else too.

Freddy, I checked flights again, after we talked last week, and I just can't get out for the services. I'm sorry.
I'll see you and the gravesite and headstones in July.

Smitty: take your time on the healing, and drink gallons of liquids, plain ol' water works best, lots of beans, metamucil and other high fiber stuff. You do NOT want a long delay before that first 'dump' after surgery. The painkillers alway cork me up. Codeine is the worst.. A Tylenol 3 is better than Kayopectate for me.
My hernia surgery was not very bad at all. On the second day, I was just stiff and sore from not moving around much. I felt much better after getting up and walking around. By day 3, I had to remind myself to 'HEAL' don't try to be 100%. YET. Only had a few 'twinges' from one of the small incisions where the robotic tool was poked through the abdomenal wall. Doc said it was probably a minor adhesion, and he checked it and it was gone.

Freetown Fred! good to see you are improving, I knew you weren't doing well when you were only posting once or twice a week !! Soon you'll be back to the 3 or 4 posts per hour you 'normally' do.

A beautiful clear sunny day here so far. Good day for the solar panels.

Take care everyone..
Greg L
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:43 am

Let me grab a little of that end of the pot. Only need a 1/2 cup as it is soon time for the cool liquids.

Freddy nice job on the stones. My dad has just gone through all that. As we put my mom in the home, he had to do some spending down of their joint funds. So he went out and prepaid for both of their funerals including the stones. So he got what they wanted. That will be one less headache for us to deal with when the time comes.

Smitty, sell those damn pain pills to make up for the lack of work. Should be able to break even.....

And old FF is back at it. Good to see you Fred. Now get working on setting up a hidden cam to show us your therapist !!!!

Stayed working until 10:00 last night painting the side of a Camaro. Today the front end parts get painted. Then Monday it gets reassembled. Worked out a deal with the customer in that he also had a 2003 Ranger V6 4wd that I wanted. A little "quid pro quo" I think they call it and I got me a small truck to drive back and forth to work. Going to park the F250 SD due to these damn high diesel costs.

Well back into the booth. Then off to watch the grandson play his last LAX tournament for the season. He was just awarded most improved player for the year. And I have missed the last 2 games he played. And he has reminded me........

Enjoy the weekend. Hope you can spend it with some family.

Rick 386
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