Coffee 7-12-14

Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:34 am

Keepaeyeonit wrote:Freddy what breed of dog is the multi colored one?


They are both (supposed to be) Australian shepherds. The mulit color ( the color is called blue merle) one IS a pure bred, but the brown one is....well... too heavy. LOL The males are supposed to top out around 85 pounds.... he's 114!!! We think there was some hanky panky in the barn yard the day he was conceived.
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:34 pm

Thanks Freddy, I though thats what it was but you would know best,wow the other one is kinda lets say(well fed :lol: )I have a purebred border collie she's red and white(dad was black/white and the mom was red/white)
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she's a smart dog and has way too much energy :shock:,only if we could break a few bad habits that she has she would be perfect!
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:07 pm

Missed coffee and breakfast today. I was out of the house early as I met up with a co-worker/friend and headed off to the range. First time shooting both the .45 1911 I bought in May and the Beretta I bought yesterday.

Was a bit nervous the first couple of mags through the 1911. Not really sure why but after a few minutes I was more comfortable with it. My buddy was busting my balls though because I shoot the 9mm low and to the right while I'm more centered with the .45. I'm not sure if it's the sights on the Beretta or that I literally have no clue what I'm doing. But I tend to aim better with the combat sights on the .45.

The big gaping holes in both targets are the .45 while the smaller scattered holes are the 9mm. I definitely like shooting the .45 more. I also got to shoot my buddies .357/.38 revolver. Was totally not expecting the .357 to have such recoil. It was more than my 1911 has. I ran both .357 and .38 through his revolver. Makes me now want a revolver I didn't give revolvers any thought because I always liked semi-automatics. We shot at 25 yards; we were given the option to shoot at a 20 yard stall but there was no A/C at those stalls :D .
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:19 pm

Nice end to the day...
Ran a bit late so we only got an hour on the beach...
But it was just right...
Low tide and little wind...
unlike the last visit...
Just after the 'cane...
The bay has huge flats with tidal pools for almost a mile out...
perfect for the twins at 2...
CapeCoaler
 
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:03 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Nice end to the day...
Ran a bit late so we only got an hour on the beach...
But it was just right...
Low tide and little wind...
unlike the last visit...
Just after the 'cane...
The bay has huge flats with tidal pools for almost a mile out...
perfect for the twins at 2...


Nice! I haven't been out in a boat on the bay or the ocean in many years. Your post brings back lots of memories. Like the time we were evening fishing about 1/2 mi from the Wildwood Crest inlet on very calm waters and seeing a Hammerhead Shark come up to the side of the 17' boat we were in!
Cap
 
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:31 am

Hello Everyone,
Maybe a day late stopping by. We had a very tragic & bad day on Sat. Warning---Skip my post now if you prefer not to read.

I came home from barber shop at 945, my neighbor at the bottom of the driveway, she is hysterical on the cell phone trying to call her husband who apparently just had left for work 15 mins or so earlier. She had just spotted her 19 yr old in the garage and she could say, well cried, she saw from the doorway was the back of his head and was afraid to enter. My wife who had also heard her loud crying was already on the phone to 911. I enter into the garage to find the young man had hung himself. His body already stiff. The dad gets back home about this time, he too is hysterical. He hands me his cell phone as he too was on with a 911 operator. The operator of course is questioning me wanting me to stay on the phone. I told her there was no point to just send the police asap, it was too late to save him. We both try and get him down. It was heart breaking. This family raised 3 kids. The older children, good kids have already moved out and started their own families. Sad day. My wife spent the day with his mom consoling her.

My neighborhood not really a typical neighborhood. More rural like. We don't have houses side by side. And we as neighbors don't get real close as friends. I knew Adam to say hello. I have occasionally help his father with minor car troubles. Adam was a 1.5 year older than my son Andy. They rode the bus together for years but never got real close. Adam was troubled with basic young man issues. He was using drugs when he could get them including prescription depression meds. Adam was receiving counseling but not responding very well I come to hear yesterday.

No condolences necessary here. I was not emotionally attached to this sad situation. But I'm sure it will forever be ingrained into my memory.
It seems life continues to get harder for all of us these days.

Take care everybody.
Cap
 
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:55 am

Good you were able to help in a real pathetic/sad situation cap---ingrained indeed :( Ya done good!
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:46 am

Sad to hear Cap, your wife & yourself did what you could but sadly things like this happen everywhere & all too often.
samhill
 
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:20 am

That is why you need to keep the good memories in the forefront...
Too much bad stuff happening...
Keep the good stuff rollin' in...
CapeCoaler
 
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:35 am

That is why you need to keep the good memories in the forefront...
Too much bad stuff happening...
Keep the good stuff rollin' in...
CapeCoaler
 
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:17 pm

Hello everyone,

I just walked in the house after being on the road for a couple of weeks.

First I was in GA with my mom and then I headed to Virginia Beach for the Annual Roboboat Competition. That's one of the two college competitions in the design and building of Autonomous boats that DK judges each year. Check it out at http://www.auvsifoundation.org/foundati ... /roboboat/ Their pictures are much better then mine. ;) DK will be heading to San Diego in the fall for the submarine competition. That one is a little harder for me to tag along on given the distance and my job. We did have some time while in VA Beach to go down to the beach and look at the annual Chalk picture competition on the boardwalk. Some of those pictures were amazing.

In the few days I had between those events I managed to harvest and put up 48 8 oz jars of honey and 12 four oz jars of liquid honey. The 8 oz jars break down to 36 of cut comb honey and 12 jars of liquid honey. I also made up about 50 honey straws. I insert 1.5 teaspoon of honey into clear plastic straws and seal both ends with an impulse sealer. They are perfect for giving people samples and for individuals who take "local" honey as a medical treatment for allergies and whatever else ails them. The straws look a lot harder to make then they are. I also got about a half pound of wax. After 2 years of no harvest it was nice to actually get something out of the hives.

Hey, I just remembered something... while I was in GA my mom asked me to look at her internet, satellite and telephone package to see if I could save her some money. That hadn’t been done in the 12 years that she has lived in that house. What I found was that improvements in technology and the bundling of these items have really had an impact on the monthly cost. I was able to do away with her satellite TV, the never used land line and DSL and get her a 3 times faster internet and TV package through a local cable company. That saved her about 70$ a month. The interesting part was when I called to cancel the old company they offered to match the faster internet using DSL and offered a discount since she had been with them so long. Dish Network offered us a discount and free upgrade if we stayed with them. We declined because the reception was unreliable.

I while doing all this I notice that her monthly cell phone cost were out of line so I called Verizon and asked that they do an evaluation of use on her account. They found that she was paying for 10G of data but only using a 1/4 of that or less each month. I was able to drop down to only paying for the 1/4 G and they threw in a free 1G per month for the next year to cover her if she somehow ran over during the month. Doing that dropped her monthly cell phone cost by $60.

So the moral of the story is check out what you are getting from the internet, satellite and cell phone companies. I bet that due to the improvements in technology you could save some money. It’s worth checking it out anyway.

So my summer is almost half over. Bummer but we have the Alaskan trip still to come. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:32 am

The Genny got a 6 hour workout last night as a very bad storm rolled through. Some of the lowest and blackest boiling storm clouds I have seen in a long time, I was looking for funnel clouds. It cleared out most all of the dead branches that were hung up in the trees and took out a few weak ones as well, but this mornings recon showed nothing near the buildings thankfully.

I had tilled up and replanted grass in a part of the yard last Thursday but after what looked like a tide heading across that part of the yard I expect to be re-planting that. I'll wait a couple days to see if anything did get a chance to stick before the big washout.
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Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:38 pm

Hello Everyone! Have been back from Vacation for a little while,and wanted to say a quick "Hello" ! It's nice to be back....And while I'm at it,Cap,you Folks did really well with what the kid next door did to himself. You could have bailed out,but instead the two of you performed a great act of Humanity to help the Survivors. I'll see You Guys for some Fresh Coffee in the A.M. ! :up:
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