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Topic: OT: Hobbies, etc. - was: Re: +timor fto maubesse (21 msgs / 859 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
I'll try to catch up ...
I too drive 75 miles one way to work and time is at a premium for me, but
always is.  At the end of January, my youngest will be 4 ... he never stops
and already has his yellow belt in karate.
I just can't do the standard formal schooling ... I have narcolepsy ... I
can't make it through a class of someone droning on incessantly.  I fall
asleep in meetings at work ...
Other hobbies ... working on the house, especially after hurricane Katrina
(new walls, all new flooring, etc., all done by me).  I'm just really tired
of working on the house because we bought it as a fixer upper in 2000.
Worked on it for 3 months straight, then moved in.  My wife is after me to
get some more things fixed, but I am considering getting someone else to do
it, but my wife perishes the thought!  She wants me to do it because I am a
perfectionist.  I did replace her garage door opener last week though.
Pretty much any hobby that uses tools, especially power tools, I like.  I do
carpentry and some modicum of woodworking ... certainly not to the extent
that Les does, but I combine that with my love of nature and birds by
building nice bird feeders for my back yard and mailboxes for the front.  I
don't sell them anymore, but there are pictures here:http://www.geocities.com/birdsncritters/.I used to do ALL of the work on my vehicles (air tools!), but more and more,
I am picking and choosing what I am going to do and what I will pay someone
else to do.  Again my wife perishes the thought, but I found a great
mechanic that I trust who doesn't mind teaching me so that I can take care
of things as well.
I also do gardening, architected, engineered and built my own shed (with a
loft), fix all of the lawn equipment (been doing small engine repair since I
was 14), love auto racing and like to keep my vehicle detailed, but really
haven't had time for that lately.
One of my absolute favorite hobbies though it riding my motorcycle because
it is purely for relaxation.  I need something to learn to relax a bit so a
couple of years ago I went to the "motorcycle store" bought one and had it
delivered.  Then I taught myself how to ride it and I LOVE IT!  Of course I
had to acquire another tool ... a motorcycle lift.  Yes, I wear helmet.
And then there is coffee!  ... for which I have acquired more tools!
Sorry if that is way to much information ...
Eddie
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2) From: Kevin
Eddie,
I thought I was busy!  It's funny, I wonder how many other
super-commuters (60+ miles one way daily) roast their own.  I'd bet
quite a few...
On 1/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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3) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Hi, my name is Terry, and I'm a super-commuter.
Well, actually I'm a recovering Super-Commuter.
My job is still 80 miles from home, but I now travel one way to and one way
from a 5th wheel trailer located 5 miles from my job.
I am finding that during cold spells I am now getting my trailer up to a
liveable temp. then roasting inside the trailer. I try to stay away from
much past full city because of smoke issues, which means that coffees that I
prefer have to be put off until a warmer outdoor temp arrives.
All my clothes in the trailer smell like fresh roasted coffee, but since I
work in a single cubical and my non-coffee drinking wife is 80 miles
away...I like the aroma....
On 1/2/07, Kevin  wrote:
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4) From:
busy due my lad...
what kind of motor cycle do ypou ride.
I am now limited to my Vespa ET4, my family talked me out of another, bigger bike because of my new hip. Love my scooter!
ginny
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5) From: Les
Eddie,
You sound like me, too busy and too curious about life!  For Christmas, I
just bought a new commuter truck: a 68 Chevy stepside lowered and with a
very nice 450hp 350 engine with a 4.11 rear end.  It really gets up and
goes, burns expensive high test and gets less than 10 miles to the gallon!
To me it is way more fun than a motorcycle.  Of course it needs a lot of
work, one reason I got it so cheap.
Les
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Les,
My jaw just hit the floor!  That thing aught to be able to spit and git!
450hp ... adrenaline rush right now!  I can smell the exhaust and tire smoke
right now ...
"too busy and too curious about life!" ... you got it!  Sure wish I had the
time Methuselah had ... and knew ahead of time.
Eddie
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Les,
Keep me updated on what you are doing with the truck ...
Eddie
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8) From: Brett Mason
My little 928 gets about the same mileage, but cannot haul as much
cargo.  But Cargo is it's middle name, as in - look at that car-go!
Nice gift for you Les!
Brett
On 1/2/07, Les  wrote:
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9) From:
Les:
My brother has a 65 GMC 1/4 ton he will not part with, stepside, all original though it needs some work. He can tinker forever with it...
g
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10) From:
those 928's are sweet Brett.
I love cars!!
ginny
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11) From: Eddie Dove
Cars, motorcycles, boats ... just about anything with an internal combustion
engine ... love it ...
Oooooh ... modified grinder ... what rocks? ...
Eddie
On 1/2/07, pchforever  wrote:
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12) From: george
And I thought I was the only one who is a bit nuts with their truck.  Mine is a 2004 Dodge Hemi 
Ram.  Stock is 345 hp, currently about 450 +/-.  Need to take it and have it dyno'd  when I'm 
done working on it.  Also getting 10 mpg babying it, but I'm no baby-sitter.  
George      the MadHemi Roaster        (MADHEMI is my license plate number)  :-)
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On 2 Jan 2007 at 9:37, Les wrote:
Eddie, 
You sound like me, too busy and too curious about life! For Christmas, I just bought a new 
commuter truck: a 68 Chevy stepside lowered and with a very nice 450hp 350 engine with a 
4.11 rear end. It really gets up and goes, burns expensive high test and gets less than 10 
miles to the gallon! To me it is way more fun than a motorcycle. Of course it needs a lot of 
work, one reason I got it so cheap. 
Les
On 1/2/07, pchforever  wrote: 
    busy due my lad...
    
    what kind of motor cycle do ypou ride.
    
    I am now limited to my Vespa ET4, my family talked me out of another, bigger bike because of my new hip. 
    Love my scooter!
    
    ginny
    
    ---- Eddie Dove  wrote:
    > I'll try to catch up ...
    >
    > I too drive 75 miles one way to work and time is at a premium for me, but
    > always is.At the end of January, my youngest will be 4 ... he never stops
    > and already has his yellow belt in karate.
    >
    > I just can't do the standard formal schooling ... I have narcolepsy ... I
    > can't make it through a class of someone droning on incessantly.I fall
    > asleep in meetings at work ...
    >
    > Other hobbies ... working on the house, especially after hurricane Katrina
    > (new walls, all new flooring, etc., all done by me).I'm just really tired
    > of working on the house because we bought it as a fixer upper in 2000.
    > Worked on it for 3 months straight, then moved in.My wife is after me to
    > get some more things fixed, but I am considering getting someone else to do
    > it, but my wife perishes the thought!She wants me to do it because I am a
    > perfectionist.I did replace her garage door opener last week though.
    >
    > Pretty much any hobby that uses tools, especially power tools, I like.I do
    > carpentry and some modicum of woodworking ... certainly not to the extent
    > that Les does, but I combine that with my love of nature and birds by
    > building nice bird feeders for my back yard and mailboxes for the front.I
    > don't sell them anymore, but there are pictures here:
    >http://www.geocities.com/birdsncritters/.    >
    > I used to do ALL of the work on my vehicles (air tools!), but more and more,
    > I am picking and choosing what I am going to do and what I will pay someone
    > else to do.Again my wife perishes the thought, but I found a great
    > mechanic that I trust who doesn't mind teaching me so that I can take care
    > of things as well.
    >
    > I also do gardening, architected, engineered and built my own shed (with a
    > loft), fix all of the lawn equipment (been doing small engine repair since I
    > was 14), love auto racing and like to keep my vehicle detailed, but really
    > haven't had time for that lately.
    >
    > One of my absolute favorite hobbies though it riding my motorcycle because
    > it is purely for relaxation.I need something to learn to relax a bit so a
    > couple of years ago I went to the "motorcycle store" bought one and had it
    > delivered.Then I taught myself how to ride it and I LOVE IT!Of course I
    > had to acquire another tool ... a motorcycle lift.Yes, I wear helmet.
    >
    > And then there is coffee!... for which I have acquired more tools!
    >
    > Sorry if that is way to much information ...
    >
    > Eddie
    > --
    > My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafe
    >http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/    >
    >
    > On 1/2/07, Kevin  wrote:
    > >
    > > Leo,
    > >
    > > Do you have a spy camera in my house?My wife and I had this
    > > discussion this very week!With time being such a precious commodity
    > > these days I agree with you, Option A it is.I even take my car to a
    > > **gulp** mechanic now after years of doing all the work myself (I'm no
    > > auto expert but I can turn a wrench).Never thought I'd actually pay
    > > for the labor to do an oil change but there's not enough time in the
    > > day and I appreciate the shop that works on my car now.
    > >
    > > If you can get your employer to pay for the MBA go for it!I really
    > > enjoyed it and the curriculum was a lot of work but not as challenging
    > > as my undergraduate work.
    > >

13) From: Justin Marquez
On 1/2/07, george  wrote:
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I have no idea what the hp is for our 2005 Chevy 3500 diesel, but it
gets 10 MPG while doing 65 MPH on the Interstate hwy while pulling a
40 foot long 14,700 lb fifth wheel RV. Without the trailer, it gets
about 18 MPG on the same road. Without the trailer it gets 15-16 MPG
in Houston city traffic. Now, if it just had a nice turning radius so
it was easier to park...
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

14) From: Eddie Dove
Like I said ... just about anything with an internal combustion engine ...http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200325249_200325249-- 
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 1/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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15) From: Lilboybrew
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You could probably roast a couple of pounds of beans on the exhaust manifold
as you commute to the office.
On 1/2/07, Eddie said:
Les,
My jaw just hit the floor!  That thing aught to be able to spit and git!
450hp ... adrenaline rush right now!  I can smell the exhaust and tire smoke
right now ...
"too busy and too curious about life!" ... you got it!  Sure wish I had the
time Methuselah had ... and knew ahead of time. 
Eddie
On 1/2/07, Les  wrote:
Eddie,
You sound like me, too busy and too curious about life!  For Christmas, I
just bought a new commuter truck: a 68 Chevy stepside lowered and with a
very nice 450hp 350 engine with a 4.11 rear end.  It really gets up and
goes, burns expensive high test and gets less than 10 miles to the gallon!
To me it is way more fun than a motorcycle.  Of course it needs a lot of
work, one reason I got it so cheap. 
Les
On 1/2/07, pchforever  wrote: 
busy due my lad...
what kind of motor cycle do ypou ride. 
I am now limited to my Vespa ET4, my family talked me out of another, bigger
bike because of my new hip. Love my scooter! 
ginny
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16) From: Leo Zick
A 928? Hmm, prolly is being repaired as often as the 68 chevy too, huh? Lol

17) From: Leo Zick
I recently moved to CT.  never seen so many trucks! And people say theres a
gas crisis. Youd never know it!

18) From: Brett Mason
Not so much on the repairs - seems my Mercury Sable Wagon and my Ford
Van outperform the 928, in terms of needing more frequent visits to
the car doc....
On the other hand, I put about 3-3500 annual miles on the 928 if I try
really hard.  These are almost always day trips - except for one
overnight to Chicago....  Last year I fixed a transmission linkage
bushing = $284.  The van is currently getting new ball joints, and the
sable needs a brake master cylinder.  928 is coming up on a new clutch
- but this means sometime in the next 6-8 months is all...
Cheers,
B
On 1/2/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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19) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Ok can I just say that currently it takes me about 2 min to get to work
every morning 
true there is a down side after all home is 7500 miles away and I won't
get back there until May but my commute is great right now...LOL
 
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
Safety Dept 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Arabian Sea 
 "On station and on point 122and counting down..." 
Hi, my name is Terry, and I'm a super-commuter.
 
Well, actually I'm a recovering Super-Commuter.
My job is still 80 miles from home, but I now travel one way to and one
way from a 5th wheel trailer located 5 miles from my job.
I am finding that during cold spells I am now getting my trailer up to a
liveable temp. then roasting inside the trailer. I try to stay away from
much past full city because of smoke issues, which means that coffees
that I prefer have to be put off until a warmer outdoor temp arrives. 
All my clothes in the trailer smell like fresh roasted coffee, but since
I work in a single cubical and my non-coffee drinking wife is 80 miles
away...I like the aroma....
 
On 1/2/07, Kevin  wrote: 
	Eddie,
	
	I thought I was busy!  It's funny, I wonder how many other
	super-commuters (60+ miles one way daily) roast their own.  I'd
bet 
	quite a few...
	
	On 1/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
	> I'll try to catch up ...
	>
	> I too drive 75 miles one way to work and time is at a premium
for me, but 
	> always is.  At the end of January, my youngest will be 4 ...
he never stops
	> and already has his yellow belt in karate.
	>
	> I just can't do the standard formal schooling ... I have
narcolepsy ... I 
	> can't make it through a class of someone droning on
incessantly.  I fall
	> asleep in meetings at work ...
	>
	> Other hobbies ... working on the house, especially after
hurricane Katrina
	> (new walls, all new flooring, etc., all done by me).  I'm just
really tired 
	> of working on the house because we bought it as a fixer upper
in 2000.
	> Worked on it for 3 months straight, then moved in.  My wife is
after me to
	> get some more things fixed, but I am considering getting
someone else to do 
	> it, but my wife perishes the thought!  She wants me to do it
because I am a
	> perfectionist.  I did replace her garage door opener last week
though.
	>
	> Pretty much any hobby that uses tools, especially power tools,
I like.  I do 
	> carpentry and some modicum of woodworking ... certainly not to
the extent
	> that Les does, but I combine that with my love of nature and
birds by
	> building nice bird feeders for my back yard and mailboxes for
the front.  I 
	> don't sell them anymore, but there are pictures here:
	>http://www.geocities.com/birdsncritters/.	>
	> I used to do ALL of the work on my vehicles (air tools!), but
more and more, 
	> I am picking and choosing what I am going to do and what I
will pay someone
	> else to do.  Again my wife perishes the thought, but I found a
great
	> mechanic that I trust who doesn't mind teaching me so that I
can take care 
	> of things as well.
	>
	> I also do gardening, architected, engineered and built my own
shed (with a
	> loft), fix all of the lawn equipment (been doing small engine
repair since I
	> was 14), love auto racing and like to keep my vehicle
detailed, but really 
	> haven't had time for that lately.
	>
	> One of my absolute favorite hobbies though it riding my
motorcycle because
	> it is purely for relaxation.  I need something to learn to
relax a bit so a 
	> couple of years ago I went to the "motorcycle store" bought
one and had it
	> delivered.  Then I taught myself how to ride it and I LOVE IT!
Of course I
	> had to acquire another tool ... a motorcycle lift.  Yes, I
wear helmet. 
	>
	> And then there is coffee!  ... for which I have acquired more
tools!
	>
	> Sorry if that is way to much information ...
	>
	> Eddie
	> --
	> My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafe 
	>http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/	>
	>
	> On 1/2/07, Kevin  wrote: 
	> > Leo,
	> >
	> > Do you have a spy camera in my house?  My wife and I had
this
	> > discussion this very week!  With time being such a precious
commodity
	> > these days I agree with you, Option A it is.  I even take my
car to a 
	> > **gulp** mechanic now after years of doing all the work
myself (I'm no
	> > auto expert but I can turn a wrench).  Never thought I'd
actually pay
	> > for the labor to do an oil change but there's not enough
time in the 
	> > day and I appreciate the shop that works on my car now.
	> >
	> > If you can get your employer to pay for the MBA go for it!
I really
	> > enjoyed it and the curriculum was a lot of work but not as
challenging 
	> > as my undergraduate work.
	> >
	>
	>
	
	
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	Kevin-- 
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20) From: Tara Kollas
Ginny - I'd love a Vespa.  My sister and brother-in-law own his and hers
that he restored (don't know anything more than that - he builds engines for
Formula 1 cars and tinkers like a mad man).  Too bad you can't put a car
seat on a Vespa...  My Honda Pilot is nice, though...
On 1/2/07, pchforever  wrote:
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21) From:
Tara:
You can get car seat in Europe for the Vespa. I am building a dog carrier for Beau (the bichon) so he can ride along. He love to ride in cars.
ginny
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