HomeRoast Digest


Topic: More than beans out gassing! (12 msgs / 324 lines)
1) From: Wandering John
I just got off the phone making hotel reservations in Oregon and.. 
Well as sad as it is, Carolyn and Wandering John won't make the PNG-II.  
With the cost of fuel going straight up, air fares have just gone up so 
that we are looking at just a bit over $1200 for transportation (2 r/t 
air to bay - 2K driving miles and car rental + fuel) not to mention 
small things like motels and meals :o(  As much as we love the folks on 
this list - I just can't justify the expense.    We really wanted to 
make this an annual trek but until the economy settles a bit we're 
going to wander around the vast state of Texas.
So now I'm back to trying to organize a meet in San Antonio/Austin area. 
Anyone interested in doing that?  I don't know that we need to drag all 
the gear to the met, but just get together and maybe do the coffee 
crawl that we talked about two years ago. 
Or maybe a crawl in the Houston Galveston area?  Who's out there?
-- 
John - loving life in the slow lane

2) From: Gene Smith
<Snip>
I'd give serious thought to any of those venues, John.  Houston/Galveston
would be easiest, but San Antonio/Austin certainly not out of the question.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

3) From: Bill Doman
I'm 30 miles southeast of Austin, so I'd be interested in a get-together
either there or San Antonio--or San Marcos, for that matter, where I found a
pretty cool little shop that has the added charm of real ashtrays on the
tables-indoors! 
Bill

4) From: Sue Stevenson
I know what you  mean. Were not traveling far from our home in  Michigan this year either. Sue
Wandering John  wrote:I just got off the phone making hotel reservations in Oregon and.. 
Well as sad as it is, Carolyn and Wandering John won't make the PNG-II. 
With the cost of fuel going straight up, air fares have just gone up so 
that we are looking at just a bit over $1200 for transportation (2 r/t 
air to bay - 2K driving miles and car rental + fuel) not to mention 
small things like motels and meals :o( As much as we love the folks on 
this list - I just can't justify the expense. We really wanted to 
make this an annual trek but until the economy settles a bit we're 
going to wander around the vast state of Texas.
So now I'm back to trying to organize a meet in San Antonio/Austin area. 
Anyone interested in doing that? I don't know that we need to drag all 
the gear to the met, but just get together and maybe do the coffee 
crawl that we talked about two years ago. 
Or maybe a crawl in the Houston Galveston area? Who's out there?
-- 
John - loving life in the slow lane

5) From: Lesley Albjerg
John,
 
You are going to be missed!  I am lucky if push came to shove, I could ride my bike to Alchemist John's place.  I just learned how to double the value of my car, fill it up with gas!  
 
Les
Sue Stevenson  wrote:
I know what you  mean. Were not traveling far from our home in  Michigan this year either. Sue
Wandering John  wrote: I just got off the phone making hotel reservations in Oregon and.. 
Well as sad as it is, Carolyn and Wandering John won't make the PNG-II. 
With the cost of fuel going straight up, air fares have just gone up so 
that we are looking at just a bit over $1200 for transportation (2 r/t 
air to bay - 2K driving miles and car rental + fuel) not to mention 
small things like motels and meals :o( As much as we love the folks on 
this list - I just can't justify the expense. We really wanted to 
make this an annual trek but until the economy settles a bit we're 
going to wander around the vast state of Texas.
So now I'm back to trying to organize a meet in San Antonio/Austin area. 
Anyone interested in doing that? I don't know that we need to drag all 
the gear to the met, but just get together and maybe do the coffee 
crawl that we talked abou t two years ago. 
Or maybe a crawl in the Houston Galveston area? Who's out there?
-- 
John - loving life in the slow lane---------------------------------
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Domains - Claim yours for only $14.70/year

6) From: Jeff Wikstrom
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
I figured that John was adventurous enough that he could hitch hike! :-)  It
is too bad John.  I was really looking forward to meeting you. 
Jeff  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Lesley Albjerg
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 3:36 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +More than beans out gassing!
John,
You are going to be missed!  I am lucky if push came to shove, I could ride
my bike to Alchemist John's place.  I just learned how to double the value
of my car, fill it up with gas!  
Les
Sue Stevenson  wrote:
I know what you  mean. Were not traveling far from our home in  Michigan
this year either. Sue
Wandering John  wrote: 
I just got off the phone making hotel reservations in Oregon and.. 
Well as sad as it is, Carolyn and Wandering John won't make the PNG-II. 
With the cost of fuel going straight up, air fares have just gone up so 
that we are looking at just a bit over $1200 for transportation (2 r/t 
air to bay - 2K driving miles and car rental + fuel) not to mention 
small things like motels and meals :o( As much as we love the folks on 
this list - I just can't justify the expense. We really wanted to 
make this an annual trek but until the economy settles a bit we're 
going to wander around the vast state of Texas.
So now I'm back to trying to organize a meet in San Antonio/Austin area. 
Anyone interested in doing that? I don't know that we need to drag all 
the gear to the met, but just get together and maybe do the coffee 
crawl that we talked abou t two years ago. 
Or maybe a crawl in the Houston Galveston area? Who's out there?
-- 
John - loving life in the slow laneDo you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Domains - Claim
  yours for only $14.70/year

7) From: Wandering John
On Friday 21 May 2004 05:36 pm, Lesley Albjerg wrote:
<Snip>
Me on a bicycle - now there's a scene folks would pay to see! Our gas 
just hit 1.91 for the low octane - and we jump a nickle every 3 days so 
I'm sure we'll be well over $2 by the time I would be pushing off - and 
I understand that the average price in the bay is already over $2!
Funny line Les - wish it weren't so close to true
-- 
John - loving life in the slow lane

8) From: Terry Stockdale
I'm interested.  Houston's my old stomping ground.
Terry
At 03:35 PM 5/21/2004, you wrote:
<Snip>
Terry Stockdale --  Baton Rouge, LA
     http://www.terrystockdale.com

9) From: AlChemist John
:-(
I don't know what else to say.
Sometime around 01:10 PM 5/21/2004, Wandering John typed:
<Snip>
--
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

10) From: Jeff Wikstrom
Roseburg is 2.29 at the cheapest right now.
Jeff

11) From: Matt Roth
It sure is over $2 in the Bay Area.  I drive a Diesel and paid $2.50 a
gallon for gas by product.  Explain this one.
Matt

12) From: Wandering John
Matt Roth wrote:
<Snip>
Matt,
Not a great mystery.  I can buy logs cheaper than I can buy an end table. 
John - who always thought that being in the oil business was slick


HomeRoast Digest