Coffee 7-26-14

Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:39 am

Good day! Please, come in, share a minute & enjoy a word or two. The coffee is hot as is the water for tea lovers. Any left over tea will be made iced & served at noon. Breakfast.... Lets take our time and make some home fries to go along with the farm fresh eggs. The eggs are so fresh that, at this moment, they are still in the hen! I'm thinking scrambled eggs, two links of brown & serve sausage, home fries, toast with Renata's raspberry jelly. That'll hold us until mid afternoon I'm sure.

A buddy has invited me to help him build a horseshoe pit so I painted up the ol' shoes & got a couple of 7/8" by 4 foot steel stakes. $22 for the stakes, ouch! Later today we'll play shoes.

Tomorrow, headed to "north camp" for a couple of days. I'll be back just in time for a root canal on Wed. How much fun can one person have? Eloise is with family at camp now. Cuz Chris will stay here & guard the house.

Pretty soon... load the coal bin for this coming winter. We all should be giving thought to it. Yesterday morning was in the 40's!

Awwww, crud, yesterday I tripped over the lawnmower & tried to poke a hole in the concrete with my left middle finger. That didn't happen so now my finger is all swollen. Grrrrrr. I'm sure a root canal will take my mind off of it.

Enjoy the weekend. Hug your loved ones.
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:57 am

Morning Freddy. Glad to hear you are staying busy and going to north camp. Dentistry is no fun. Just had a crown last week. Not quite as dramatic as a root canal. For the last month I've been helping my sons gut and refurbish an old small cottage. Hard dirty work. Last weekend my daughter in laws dad flew in from Wisconsin to lend a hand. He's a builder. About 20 minutes into his work, he fell off of a 2 step ladder and broke both bones in his arm. He put his arm out to break his fall and crack. Wasn't pretty. He's tough though. Went to the hospital and got a cast and then has worked all week. Roof last week, framing today.
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:13 am

Mornin all:) Nice breakfast choice as usual Freddy. Damn, people staying physically busy--I'm envious :mad: 50* & serious froggy this AM here on the hill, a warm up from yesterday AM. LsFarm's visit last week has been the highlight of this old farmers last couple, three months. Other then that, I got nothing going on except perpetual recovery which goes well. Enjoy the week-end people.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:16 am

Nice breakfast Freddy I love fresh hen berry's. Still trying to diagnose the dish washer and bought me a multi tester, can't believe I waited 53 yrs to own one I guess I've been lucky. Funny thing happened wednesday I took my son out for breakfast and the waitress said my grandson was adorable...of course she was embarrassed and explained that her son was 26 yrs. old and she knew her and I were close in age so I said, "well actually my son is 24 just small for his age", and my son kicked me and said, "dad, I'm only 6" :lol: Have a good week end all!
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:29 am

morning all..... good sounding breakfast.....that should keep us going for a while
looks like a good weekend to get some outside stuff done...supposed to be low humidity and not too hot.

the plans include getting the ditch by the road cut along with parts of the backyard. then moving on to the fun stuff and getting some posts and framing up for the shed where the coal bunker is. the post holes and concrete pads with anchor bolts were dug last sunday.

i'm making the shed a little larger than initially planned so my nephew has room to house an old chevelle. he gets to help me build it and do the heavy lifting to pay for his storage. i've thought about it a lot and looked at many ideas on here but i still don't have a great plan for getting a 10 ton dump truck load of coal into the bunker area. best arrangement i came up with so far is to have him dump it at the doorway on a tarp and i'll use the loader to push it into the shed onto the concrete pad and then push it back at a right angle into the bin area. getting 10 ton at a time, i'll only be doing that every 2-3 years so it should be manageable.

@michaelanthony.....hah....i used to get the grandpa thing when the kid started elementary school but it stopped in middle school....i guess i aged more gracefully compared to the other parents and i moved from 'young grandparent' into the 'older parent' classification for first impressions.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:01 am

Morning all! Good breakfast Freddy, thanks! I'm sippin a late tea now. We finished a breakfast of eggs from the neighbor's farm, Bambi-sausage I made last January, fresh-picked blueberries from our garden, and toast from our local bakery. Gooood eating :P
Good tip Freddy, start thinkin about next year's load of heat-rocks. Last month, I called my trucking company to get me in their schedule for a TT load directly from the mine. So far, they have not been able to schedule it, I guess it depends on their route and when they can get it as a "haul-back". In the meantime, we have 26 tons of Pre-paid Rice waiting for us at Superior.
It'll be well over 90 today, and forecasted to be 100 tomorrow. I'll stick with chores needing to be done in the shop.
Almost got my Stihl 090 chainsaw completed, just trying to scrounge up a few small pieces for it. Last night, I just completed the throttle cable on it. It's got a 4" throttle cable, same kind used on Line Trimmers, instead of a solid push-pull rod used on my other 090. This is a 090-AV (Anti-vibration) model, with extended handlebar mounts that ride on rubber bushings to dampen the vibration.

Enjoy the summer!
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:52 am

Good Morning everyone!
I made it home last night from the 3 week trip to the east coast.
Along the way I stayed at these Forum member's places:

In Connecticut: member 'Townsend'. We stayed here for three days. working on the newly acquired Pierce Arrow touring car, refinished the leather, cleaned the fuel system, etc.

In Maine: Freddy, stayed several days. We repaired the roof on the Pierce Touring car, then took it to Mt Desert Island, and toured around, we went to the Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then down to the Memorial Rock that Freddy posted about a week or two ago. No Mr Silverstein around though. We then had dinner at the Lighthouse Inn, and Freddy kept trying to sell the Pierce from it's parking place next to the restaurant! :shock: :lol:

Actually, he kept telling folks that he was still in 'negotiations' with the owner over buying it.. :shock: news to me !!

The next day we drove 'modern' and went south the the Owl's Head Transportation Museum, and bought a few car parts at their 'swap meet' sales tables.
Then on the way back home, we had dinner at a wonderful place in Bucksport. The next table over, were a group of folks from a local play they had put on, they were still in the costumes for the play: pirates, wenches, and Buccaneers'. When Freddy took a 'sneak' photo of them, they caught him and said that he had to pay by being in THEIR photos.. So here is one of them all around Freddy, he's the guy on the left with two ladies kissing his head !!

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While in Maine, we caught up with the daughter of the now deceased owner of the Seal Cove Auto Museum, she invited us for a short boat ride on Sunday night, we went around and looked into a lot of hidden coves and saw homes from the water side/perspective.. I think I'm as poor as a church mouse !! what mansions and views.. I'm definitely 'small potatoes' compared to these people.

Then we headed south back to Newburyport, for one night, then Tuesday headed back west. We got a late start, and the traffic and roads in Mass were terrible, I don't think there is ONE smooth bridge in all of Mass. The truck and trailer took a beating on the transition and on the bridges. Sheesh, we've only been making interstates for ?? 55 years? You'd think they knew HOW to make them smooth by now !! ??

Tuesday night, we spent at Freetown Fred's, when he describes his place as 'up on the Hill', he ain't kidding !! What a view, and what a place. Comfortably rustic, with of course his big Hitzer in the livingroom.. I could almost 'feel' leftover radiant heat from last January coming from it ! We had a good meal at one of the local diners, and had a nice snooze that night..
In the morning, we have Ricoman, and Fastcat show up for coffee, and of course talk. I was still working on some missing or rough running in the Pierce, so Ricoman went with me for a few 'test drives' to see if the spare coil, or the new points, or the new condenser made any difference.
Fastcat and I compared notes on engine type, performance and development, he's a past and current drag-racer. My Pierce is a turtle in comparison.
Next, Fred got his proper head-gear on, and we went down the road and up and down the HILLS.. did I mention the HILLS ?? Gheesh, with 3" of snow, nobody would be going anywhere on those roads and hills without chains !!

We stopped and visited with a neighbor, and we took this photo:

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We left FFred's place around noon, went north to Seneca Falls where we visited with some Pierce Arrow friends, and then off to Erie for a night in a Red Roof Inn, they take pets for no fee. !!
Thursday morning another 2 hours of driving to Chagrin Falls OH, visited and spent the night with another Pierce Arrow owning friend. Had a wonderful dinner at a 'hunt club'. Incredible setting, log cabin/restaurant, surrounded by trout ponds and streams, waterfalls, and woods.. really neat place.

Friday morning headed back to reality: home to the farm, with a 3 foot stack of mail to go through, the truck and trailer to unload. etc.
LOKI is very happy, he likes being home.

Left on the 2nd, returned on the 25th. That's a long time to be away. The farm survived, but my Mom, who is staying in her apartment here says that THREE ground hogs and a raccoon have moved in.. well I've go the rifles at each window and the screens removed.. but no varmints yet.

Take care, have a great weekend..

BTW: I KNOW that there are several other Forum members who I should/wanted to/ maybe could have visited, but we were putting in 14-16 hour days as it was.. just no time to see everyone or everything.. Hell, I didn't even go to the Handfired Stove Mecca: The stove hospital, or any of the other places !! Maybe next time.

Greg L
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:15 pm

Nice Greg, glad you, Ken & LOKI got home safe & sound. Yep, Dorothy covers it best with her "there's no place like home" ;)
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:20 pm

Afternoon all. I'm late due to a break down yesterday that left me out of driving hours 200 miles from the terminal. Oh well, such is life.

Great breakfast Freddy. Hope your finger gets to feeling better soon.

Greg, thanks for the rundown of the trip, sounds like you had a great time.

Take care and be safe all
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:23 pm

Fred, ya need a pair of these to make that hat "proper" ! :D
http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Motorcycl ... on+goggles


Paul
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:32 pm

Greg and guys,
Thanks for posting about the trip.

Greg,
Would one of those Seneca friends happen to be Mark C. ? If so, I'll be seeing him a week from today, at a week long car show here in central NY. But, none of his water cooled cars allowed. :D

Paul
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:41 pm

Fred,
If your up to it, and you want to see more NY built cars of Greg's Pierce-Arrow vintage, head on over to The Living History Center in Cortland, Tuesday afternoon August 6th.

The Franklin Car Club will be touring there to view the museum. I understand it's three museums combined now. The Brockway Truck Museum, The Tractors of Yesteryear Museum, and The Homeville Museum of Civil War military and railroad collections.

All aircooled, Franklins were built in Syracuse from 1902 - 1934.

Paul
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:28 pm

Thanx SB--we had a good discussion on the Franklins when Greg was here:) YES, the History Center is a real good stop.
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:21 pm

Hi Paul, Mark C. was not able to get away and have a visit, instead we met with John S.
I understand that Mark is in full 'Trek- Anxiety ' mode.

FFred, I'd head up to Cortland, maybe the young Buck who bought that pickup truck could drive you up? That tour of those museums sounds great !!

Greg L
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Re: Coffee 7-26-14

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:45 pm

Greg, Yeah John is more calm about things. Mark is one of the ones that really gets a good case of what we in the Club call, "trek fever".

Happens to a lot of members with all the last minute worries about getting cars, trailers, and tow vehicles ready, plus packing everything needed for a week long car show with family and long driving tours every day.

And, every year, I get a lot of wait-until-the-last-minute repairs jobs this month. Plus, a lot of panic emails and phone calls about mechanical problems. The best ones are the phone calls saying something like, "It ran great a year ago when I put it in the barn. Why won't it run now ?" :D

This past week I just rush rebuilt and shipped out two cooling fans and a couple of clutch discs for cars going to the show. All were jobs that they could have sent months ago. And I have to finish completely re-wiring a sedan this week that's going to the show. :roll:

Gotta love it ! :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace