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1) From: gin
Hi all listers:
I just want to take a moment to wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know some are on the road now or are getting ready to leave to see family and friends, be safe, HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
A special thanks as well to all the men and women who are now serving our country, wherever you are HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
A very special thanks to Maria, Tom, Ben and all of the staff at Sweet Marias for their incredible work.
Warmest Regards,
ginny

2) From: Larry Johnson
Same to you Ginny!
And to the rest of the family of listers as well; Happy Thanksgiving
to all of you. To echo Ginny, be safe and have a happy holiday with
your loved ones.
On 11/19/07, gin  wrote:
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3) From: Steven Van Dyke
Hear hear!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too Ginny, and to all list members everywhere!
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4) From: Brett Mason
I'm raising a cup to all of you as well!
  
We have so much to be thankful for.
  Some have been incredibly blessed!
  Others have been through some real tough times - we're glad they're here!
  A few may be in the thick of it - everybody gather round and encourage!
Here's hoping your thanksgiving is a time of remembrance, close with family
or friends, and graced with some coffee to boot!
Brett and Debbie Mason
 along with Jon, Josh, Joel, Josiah, Joseph, Joash and Jonas
On Nov 21, 2007 5:35 AM, Steven Van Dyke  wrote:
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5) From: Eddie Dove
Well stated, Brett and I'll drink homeroast to that!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Eddie
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6) From: Dave Kvindlog
Here!  Here!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!  We have so much to be thankful for.  And I have to
add great coffee to my list this, my first year as a homeroaster...
Go Packers!!!
Dave Kvindlog
iHomeroast
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7) From: Robert Gulley
Yes - we have so much to be thankful for friends, abundance (even 
those of us who drive 16 year old pickups!), the ability to enjoy 
simple pleasures in life. We have much to be thankful for. As I 
sipped a FP cup of Sumatra Classic Mandheling and snow flurries were 
falling this morning I was even thankful I was staying out of the mad 
shopping rush - just sitting there enjoying a cup of joe (and of 
course some cinnamon streusel cake!) To all on the list I wish you 
many simple pleasures this holiday season -
Cheers!
RG
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

8) From: Brett Mason
I was out in the mad shopping rush - went to West Music with a thermal pot
of homeroast Costa Rica SHB...  Spent from 5:45 until 7 waiting outside and
making friends...  At 10 degrees F, it was a bit nippy.  Had my camp chair,
thermal cup, thermal pot, snow jacket, mittens and cap - and it was nice.
Sunrise was beautiful!
Reminds me, THANKS SEAN, DENNIS, and ALL THOSE who stand watch and make our
Thanksgivings possible.  Your service is courageous, and helps so many...
My AF Cadet is home, and boy what a reunion we have been enjoying...  How
many left Sean?
Oh yeah, music store.  The acoustic guitars went first - I was one of the 6
to get one - that will make a nice gift;  Then the dual pedal for the bass
drum, then a new practice amp, then a set of 10 drumsticks, then guitar
cords, then a music stand, then a gig bag...  I took my stash to the far end
of the store and waited for the line to go down.  I like these guys, they
have always been helpful, and today they helped me exchange money for
music...  Or something like that.
Came home, strained the turkey from the broth that's been simmering for a
few hours, and now the turkey is cooling.  In a while we'll pick the meat
off, toss the bones and freeze the broth - the Turkey will live to serve
another day!
What a beautiful day - and it's already up to 13!
Brett
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9) From: Gary Townsend
Brett,
I went to a midnight madness sale @ 1200 this morning on Fort Riley.
Scored a Compac Laptop, new in box $530, after rebates, $400.
A 4.0G Sansa model e260 Mp3/Video player for $85.
And I took the day off from work...
Livia is ready...
Think I'll split some firewood, drink some coffee and enjoy a day outside.
Gary
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10) From: Sandra Andina
Spill the beans, Brett--what brand of guitar? (Inquiring guitar geeks  
want to know).
On Nov 23, 2007, at 8:35 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
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Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina

11) From: Sean Cary
"How many left Sean?"
Seventy Six...give or take a few..you never can really pin it down to
the day - and there is always the possibility of being extended.
But I should be sharing sweet valentines with my wife and kids.  Bout
the same time I got back in 2006.
Sean
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12) From: Brett Mason
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I picked up a Takamine Jasmine - $79.99 - it's their low end, beginners
series.  My 14yr old boy plays better than that, but he is stuck being one
of seven, and as such, this is what he gets...  He's also getting a Peavy
amp to go with his washburn electric...  In addition, he's getting a new
cord to boot.
<>
Cheers,
Brett
On Nov 23, 2007 12:09 PM, Sandra Andina  wrote:
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

13) From: Sandra Andina
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Peavey is much higher quality these days than it used to be (I have a  
Peavey fretless bass and pair of 12" PA speakers). It'll be something  
he can grow into, As long as the Jasmine has good intonation and has  
action low enough not to discourage him (many teachers these days  
suggest kids learn on electric until their fingers grow longer and  
stronger), it'll be fine until he will need something with at least a  
solid top and superior tone.  It's impressive how playable a good  
luthier/repairperson can make a "beater" guitar, so getting a good  
setup (kudos if you're skilled enough to DIY) is advisable and may  
make the difference between your son expanding his skills or  
developing a lifelong aversion to acoustic guitars.
If you have pets, insist your son keep his cables in a zippered bag  
when not using them. I speak from bitter and costly experience.  The  
Jasmine is all-laminated, but it's a good idea to get him into the  
habit of using a humidifier (at least a Dampit) if your indoor air is  
dry or Sorbit packets (you can find them for free in shoeboxes and  
pill bottles) inside the case if you're in a humid area--and keeping  
the guitar in its case, not out on a stand,  Laminated tops don't  
crack as readily, but all necks can shrink in dry weather, causing  
sharp fret ends that cannot be reversed by rehumidification, If he  
ever gets a really good guitar, taking proper care of it will be  
second nature,
(I most often gig these days with a Taylor GS or Martin D-18GE, with a  
Blue Lion std. dulcimer and a McSpadden 6-string baritone.  A mere  
fraction of my arsenal. I've been accumulating guitars for decades, so  
I can be excused for my pack-rat tendencies).  Off now to fill my  
guitar humidifiers with distilled water--it's that time of year again.
On Nov 23, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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Peavey is much higher quality =
these days than it used to be (I have a Peavey fretless bass and pair of =
12" PA speakers). It'll be something he can grow into, As long as the =
Jasmine has good intonation and has action low enough not to discourage =
him (many teachers these days suggest kids learn on electric until their =
fingers grow longer and stronger), it'll be fine until he will need =
something with at least a solid top and superior tone.  It's =
impressive how playable a good luthier/repairperson can make a "beater" =
guitar, so getting a good setup (kudos if you're skilled enough to DIY) =
is advisable and may make the difference between your son expanding his =
skills or developing a lifelong aversion to acoustic guitars.
If you have pets, insist = your son keep his cables in a zippered bag when not using them. I speak = from bitter and costly experience.  The Jasmine is all-laminated, = but it's a good idea to get him into the habit of using a humidifier (at = least a Dampit) if your indoor air is dry or Sorbit packets (you can = find them for free in shoeboxes and pill bottles) inside the case if = you're in a humid area--and keeping the guitar in its case, not out on a = stand,  Laminated tops don't crack as readily, but all necks can = shrink in dry weather, causing sharp fret ends that cannot be reversed = by rehumidification, If he ever gets a really good guitar, taking proper = care of it will be second nature,
(I most often gig these = days with a Taylor GS or Martin D-18GE, with a Blue Lion std. dulcimer = and a McSpadden 6-string baritone.  A mere fraction of my arsenal. = I've been accumulating guitars for decades, so I can be excused for my = pack-rat tendencies).  Off now to fill my guitar humidifiers with = distilled water--it's that time of year again.On = Nov 23, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
<<of = course there are reasons the guy doesnt tell...>> I picked = up a Takamine Jasmine - $79.99 - it's their low end, beginners = series.  My 14yr old boy plays better than that, but he is stuck = being one of seven, and as such, this is what he gets...  He's also = getting a Peavy amp to go with his washburn electric...  In = addition, he's getting a new cord to boot. <<Brett = successfully frees up his own Takamine EF341C, his Fender amp, and his = own guitar cords...  Look ma, my stuff is no longer getting beat up = by the kids - WooHoo>> Cheers, Brett On Nov 23, 2007 12:09 PM, Sandra Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: Spill the beans, Brett--what brand of guitar? (Inquiring guitar = geeks want to know). On Nov 23, 2007, at = 8:35 AM, Brett Mason wrote: > Oh yeah, music store.  The = acoustic guitars went first - I was one > of the 6 to get one - = that will make a nice gift; Sandy Andina www.myspace.com/sandyandina = homeroast mailing = list http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<=/a> To change your personal list settings (digest options, = vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsetting=s
-- = Cheers, Brett http://homeroast.freeservers.com= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-2-648945444--

14) From: Brett Mason
Hey thanks for the good inputs!  This is the 9th guitar into this family, so
we're pretty well versed.  He is already an excellent guitarist - the
primary point of this guitar is so he has a beater and doesn't use my
Takamine as a beater...  So we're pretty well covered!
Your notes on the Peavey are good to know - I had seen the name but never
picked up a Peavey before...
I am thinking of getting a room humidifier for the music room, as this
should help with a bunch of guitars at once...  Any thoughts on those?
Thanks again,
Brett
On Nov 23, 2007 3:06 PM, Sandra Andina  wrote:
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15) From: Sandra Andina
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A room humidifier is a good place to start, but I've found that you  
need a room hygrometer too.  Ideally, 47-55% is great for guitars (and  
wooden furniture) but you are lucky in winter, even with a room  
humidifier, to make it to 40%. Below 37% damage is almost certain. So  
that's why in-case humidifiers are essential as well.  I use Planet  
Waves oval-shaped ones with clay inserts that you inject with  
distilled water every few days, or those rubber Dampits with a sponge  
insert that you soak in water, wring out and dry off and then clip to  
the soundhole, but the Dampits need recharging more often. Planet  
Waves now makes a type with a replaceable premoistened packet that can  
last from a month to a season.  All can fit between the strings; I use  
violin-size Dampits for my dulcimers because the soundholes are  
smaller and not beneath the strings.
On Nov 23, 2007, at 5:56 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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A room humidifier is a good =
place to start, but I've found that you need a room hygrometer too. =
 Ideally, 47-55% is great for guitars (and wooden furniture) but =
you are lucky in winter, even with a room humidifier, to make it to 40%. =
Below 37% damage is almost certain. So that's why in-case humidifiers =
are essential as well.  I use Planet Waves oval-shaped ones with =
clay inserts that you inject with distilled water every few days, or =
those rubber Dampits with a sponge insert that you soak in water, wring =
out and dry off and then clip to the soundhole, but the Dampits need =
recharging more often. Planet Waves now makes a type with a replaceable =
premoistened packet that can last from a month to a season.  All =
can fit between the strings; I use violin-size Dampits for my dulcimers =
because the soundholes are smaller and not beneath the =
strings.
On Nov 23, 2007, at 5:56 PM, Brett Mason =
wrote:
Hey thanks for the good inputs!  This is the 9th = guitar into this family, so we're pretty well versed.  He is = already an excellent guitarist - the primary point of this guitar is so = he has a beater and doesn't use my Takamine as a beater...  So = we're pretty well covered! Your notes on the Peavey are good to = know - I had seen the name but never picked up a Peavey = before... I am thinking of getting a room humidifier for the = music room, as this should help with a bunch of guitars at once...  = Any thoughts on those? Thanks again, Brett On Nov 23, 2007 3:06 PM, Sandra Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: Peavey is much higher quality these days than it = used to be (I have a Peavey fretless bass and pair of 12" PA speakers). = It'll be something he can grow into, As long as the Jasmine has good = intonation and has action low enough not to discourage him (many = teachers these days suggest kids learn on electric until their fingers = grow longer and stronger), it'll be fine until he will need something = with at least a solid top and superior tone.  It's impressive how = playable a good luthier/repairperson can make a "beater" guitar, so = getting a good setup (kudos if you're skilled enough to DIY) is = advisable and may make the difference between your son expanding his = skills or developing a lifelong aversion to acoustic guitars. = If you have pets, insist your son keep his cables in = a zippered bag when not using them. I speak from bitter and costly = experience.  The Jasmine is all-laminated, but it's a good idea to = get him into the habit of using a humidifier (at least a Dampit) if your = indoor air is dry or Sorbit packets (you can find them for free in = shoeboxes and pill bottles) inside the case if you're in a humid = area--and keeping the guitar in its case, not out on a stand, =  Laminated tops don't crack as readily, but all necks can shrink in = dry weather, causing sharp fret ends that cannot be reversed by = rehumidification, If he ever gets a really good guitar, taking proper = care of it will be second nature, (I most = often gig these days with a Taylor GS or Martin D-18GE, with a Blue Lion = std. dulcimer and a McSpadden 6-string baritone.  A mere fraction = of my arsenal. I've been accumulating guitars for decades, so I can be = excused for my pack-rat tendencies).  Off now to fill my guitar = humidifiers with distilled water--it's that time of year again. = On Nov 23, 2007, at 1:28 PM, = Brett Mason wrote: <<of course = there are reasons the guy doesnt tell...>> I picked up a = Takamine Jasmine - $79.99 - it's their low end, beginners series.  = My 14yr old boy plays better than that, but he is stuck being one of = seven, and as such, this is what he gets...  He's also getting a = Peavy amp to go with his washburn electric...  In addition, he's = getting a new cord to boot. <<Brett successfully frees up = his own Takamine EF341C, his Fender amp, and his own guitar = cords...  Look ma, my stuff is no longer getting beat up by the = kids - WooHoo>> Cheers, Brett On Nov 23, 2007 12:09 PM, Sandra Andina <sandraandina> wrote: Spill the beans, = Brett--what brand of guitar? (Inquiring guitar geeks want to = know). On Nov 23, 2007, at 8:35 AM, Brett Mason = wrote: > Oh yeah, music store.  The acoustic guitars went = first - I was one > of the 6 to get one - that will make a nice = gift; Sandy Andina www.myspace.com/sandyandina = homeroast = mailing list http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<=/a> To change your personal list settings (digest options, = vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsetting=s
-- = Cheers, Brett http://homeroast.freeservers.com<=br> Sandy = Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina
-- Cheers, Brett http://homeroast.freeservers.com= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-4-665500651--

16) From: Steve
This may be overly simple and not the best advice, but where I bought
my Garrison acoustic, he told me a sponge in a ziploc bag with holes
in it worked pretty well as a case humidifier...
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17) From: Aaron
Steve it might work, but two words I want to throw out to you.
Mold, Mildew... which will grow like crazy on a sponge pretty much 
sealed up in a plastic bag.
Aaron


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