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Topic: Rocky Horror Show (23 msgs / 517 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
Well, the fellow that actually does the repairs at Edmonton Joe's 
called. Getting the new case is a big (and expensive) problem. He is 
going to call all his repair friends and see if anyone has a Rocky 
sitting around with a blown motor assembly that would be willing to sell 
him/us the case. It will probably take awhile to find one.
That has to be OK, because (drum roll) we just found out that Ron will 
be out of work June 1, and spending big bucks on anything coffee related 
is definitely not in the picture for us now. Chances are Ron will not be 
able to find a job like the one he has here in Red Deer, so the next few 
months are going to be stressful (well, actually awful) as he begins the 
process of working with head hunters and thinking about moving etc.
I have two job interviews set-up for myself, but between accessibility 
issues, my age, and my lack of recent job experience, it may be a 
challenge. I'm worried enough that I am thinking about applying at 
Starbucks.
I guess I will just have to make do. Hell, at this point I sure wish I 
hadn't bought the Bezzera and Rocky at all.
Vicki ( AKA the depressed version)

2) From: Lynne Biziewski
Oh, Vicki, I'm so sorry - for all that you are going through. I am in a
similar situation (job, money & the resulting stress) situation myself -
it's not fun, by any means.
Sending some prayers, good thoughts & hugs your way...
Lynne
On 2/21/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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3) From: Floyd Lozano
the case is hand made anyway, right?  Get a ball peen hammer and a brick and
pound out the dents ;)  call it character!  hope the guts survived.
-F
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4) From: Silvia Marsh
Definitely sending good thoughts your way. I wish you the best of luck.
Silvia
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5) From: Vicki Smith
The problem is not dents--would that it were. The guts seem fine, but 
the guts attach to the case in some very classy ways involving cast 
parts that are now broken. I'm wondering though if there is some way to 
use it caseless. It is attached to the base just fine.
I'll know more later in the week.
vicki
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6) From: raymanowen
I would change places with anyone having to endure your financial upheaval,
Vicki. Thankfully, it hit us after the kids were all gone, so no financial
tsunami. Now, they're our ATM!
Cheers and Prayers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

7) From:
gorilla glue, used properly will fix anything.
g
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8) From:
Vicki:
So sorry to hear that...
prayers with the family.
I bet we could sned a note to the importers of the Rocky, with the story, and they would send you a new one.
If you want me to I will be delighted to start.
ginny
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9) From: Brett Mason
JB-Weld might help for the cast pieces.
Prayers of course are already going up - Gee whiz, sorry to hear about
Ron and his job.
Hang in there Vicki,
Brett
On 2/21/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: TINK1969
Hang in there Vicki!  I'll say a prayer for ya'll
Kim
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11) From: Vicki Smith
You guys are the greatest!!
There is actually a coffee story here.
I had put in an application for a job that I am actually overqualified 
for, but as I have not worked outside of my house (where I do techy 
things) or worked in Canada, it seemed like it was a possibility, and a 
way to get my foot in the door.
The hiring manager didn't want me for that job, but passed along my 
resume to the head of another area who, as it happens, has several 
openings that are more in line with my previous non-techy experience, 
which has to do with developing and administering supported housing 
programs for people with disabilities. This fellow called me, and asked 
if I wanted to go out for a coffee and talk, explaining that he was a 
serious coffee fiend.
I said, sure, but explained that my coffee beat the heck out of anything 
available in Red Deer coffee shops, and I asked him if he wanted to come 
here. He came over this AM, and we spent an hour or so talking job 
shtuff AND talking coffee. We ended up in my garage roasting a pound or 
so of Moka Kadir. I packed it up for him, shook his hand, and he said he 
would talk to the executive director about "my" job tomorrow, when the 
ED got back in town.
Now, this does not solve the problem of Ron's impending unemployment, 
but it would be a huge step in relieving my stress and it would make it 
possible for our combined income, should he not get something as good as 
his present job, workable. It would also give us the where-with-all to 
be able to tolerate a slightly longer period of unemployment, if it came 
to that.
The only thing better would have been if this fellow walked into my 
house carrying a Rocky .
vicki
Lynne Biziewski wrote:
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12) From: Lynne Biziewski
Wow - that is SO COOL!! What an uplifting thing to read (took a moments
break in my own online job hunt!)
You never know where an opportunity is lurking!
Keep us informed (and I wish you were in Boston, as I'm one step away from
needing similar support housing!)
Lynne
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13) From: Brian Kamnetz
Vicki,
It's easy for me to say, because I am not the one under financial duress,
but I think that this is a reminder from the spiritual powers that be that
you should enjoy coffee, and you should be grateful to the spiritual powers
that be that they have provided for you during the upcoming stressful period
by prompting you to acquire the means of making coffee that is much superior
to what you previously had. A brand new coping system, so to speak, a brand
new way of enjoying being alive, that will help to tide you over during the
tough times. So, don't regret that you were prompted to acquire these
things; rejoice that something/someone in the spiritual realm cares about
you and has provided for your enjoyment.
Brian
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14) From:
gosh Brett, jb weld v. gorilla glue...
hard choice. I still have a friend, yes I have one, who has the 1962  falcon with JB weld in one of the freeze plugs we put into it back in the 80's.
we left it for 48 hours and it is still running.
must be a toss up between gor/hb weld.
gin     n    yyyy, oh hell I am stuck between hb weld and gorilla glue
shit that hurts brett, don't pull so hard...
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15) From: Leo Zick
Now THAT'S brilliant marketing!! 
Btw, don't know if this helps, but ive posted a grinder fs at cg.com.

16) From: Vicki Smith
Interesting grinder, Leo. I need to wait for the final word on poor 
Rocky and to see where we are financially before I consider another 
grinder purchase, even a real bargain, as yours appears to be.  I have 
the solis maestro, and while it doesn't let me really get the most out 
of my espresso machine, I can manage with what I have if that's what is 
required. It's not like I have been forced into Folger-world.
OTOH, I could always trade my extra KMB for a Rocky. Someone might 
actually bite on that, if they had moved on to another grinder and they 
had a Rocky just taking up space. I'm not quite that desperate yet though ;)
vicki
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17) From: Leo Zick
If yours has enough good parts left over, id look for another rocky like you
said. At a min, you save $50 or so on burrs when it comes time.

18) From: Larry Johnson
Fantastic news!!!   What a story!   I'm really glad things took a better
turn for you, Vicki. Maybe this is the start of a run of really *good* luck
for a change. You've had enough of the other, for sure.
A-hopin' and a-prayin' fer ye,
On 2/21/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor

19) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Vicki,
I am going through the stress of a job search and the prospect of a 
move, as well.  I wish you the best of luck.  Hang in there!
Michael
On Feb 21, 2007, at 10:34 AM, Silvia Marsh wrote:
Definitely sending good thoughts your way. I wish you the best of luck.
Silvia
On 2/21/07, Lynne Biziewski < lynnebiz> wrote:Oh, Vicki, I'm 
so sorry - for all that you are going through. I am in a similar 
situation (job, money & the resulting stress) situation myself - it's 
not fun, by any means.
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L. Michael Fraley, MD

20) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
THAT SO ROCKS!!!!   Homeroast triumphs again!!!
 Opening doors and minds one cup and one believer at a time!!!
 
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 Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 92 and counting down..." 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 You guys are the greatest!!
There is actually a coffee story here.
I had put in an application for a job that I am actually overqualified
for, but as I have not worked outside of my house (where I do techy 
things) or worked in Canada, it seemed like it was a possibility, and a
way to get my foot in the door.
The hiring manager didn't want me for that job, but passed along my
resume to the head of another area who, as it happens, has several 
openings that are more in line with my previous non-techy experience,
which has to do with developing and administering supported housing
programs for people with disabilities. This fellow called me, and asked
if I wanted to go out for a coffee and talk, explaining that he was a
serious coffee fiend.
I said, sure, but explained that my coffee beat the heck out of anything
available in Red Deer coffee shops, and I asked him if he wanted to come
here. He came over this AM, and we spent an hour or so talking job
shtuff AND talking coffee. We ended up in my garage roasting a pound or
so of Moka Kadir. I packed it up for him, shook his hand, and he said he
would talk to the executive director about "my" job tomorrow, when the
ED got back in town.
Now, this does not solve the problem of Ron's impending unemployment,
but it would be a huge step in relieving my stress and it would make it 
possible for our combined income, should he not get something as good as
his present job, workable. It would also give us the where-with-all to
be able to tolerate a slightly longer period of unemployment, if it came
to that.
The only thing better would have been if this fellow walked into my
house carrying a Rocky .
vicki
Lynne Biziewski wrote:
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21) From: Rich
A competent welder can silver braze the broken / cracked brass castings back together.  It is not a 
difficult process.
There is nothing like "shipping damage", you have to love it...
Rich
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22) From: Vicki Smith
Well, the worst case scenario involves waiting until our finances allow 
us to order another one from SM. It wasn't a SM shipping problem, btw.
vicki
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23) From: Rich
Unfortunately, almost any carrier can bust the proverbial anvil.  Just think, {insert favorite shipping 
company here} can pre grind your beans....  No additional charge.
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