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Topic: Off topic but I thought I would share today's (5 msgs / 173 lines)
1) From: Archeobob
Jim,
Using Coke cans instead of the normal piece of cardboard, just 
more proof that home roasters are smarter than the regular bunch 
out there.
Bob
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From: "Jim Gundlach" 
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 7:41 PM
To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for 
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Subject: [Homeroast] Off topic but I thought I would share 
today's usefuldiscovery
I am a frequent user of epoxy glue.  In general I just look 
around for something to mix it in or on.  This evening I was 
putting a layer of epoxy on my tractor's somewhat rusty steering 
wheel shaft where the oil seal holds in the pressurized power 
steering oil.  As I did my repeated search for something to mix 
a small batch of epoxy in, I saw this empty coke can with a very 
nicely depressed bottom.  This turned out to be the neatest and 
handiest tool for mixing, holding, and moving to where I wanted 
to use the epoxy glue that I have  ever used. I didn't even get 
any on my hand that I used to hold the epoxy while I applied it.
Just in case anyone wants to take on the use of coke cans, my 
wife is the one who drinks cokes and I am not inclined to 
criticize her for it because of her work accomplishment, and a 
few other reasons. A little over twenty years ago when she took 
the job as director of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic 
Violence I was able to pull three years of Alabama's domestic 
violence cases from the death certificate files I used for 
research.  The average number of Alabama domestic violence 
deaths I found then was 197.67.  I have repeated the process 
regularly as new data become available.  For the last three 
years that data that I looked at, the average was 18.  During 
these two decades Alabama's non-domestic violence homicides have 
continued to bounce around at about the same rate as it was 
twenty to thirty years ago.
Again I apologize for going off topic, I guess I could add that 
I almost always get up earlier than my wife does and I get the 
espresso machine heated up and I am able to make and drink mine 
before I take her a capachino  with her morning coke.
   pecan jim
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2) From: Lynne
Jim, thanks so much for sharing - both the use of the coke cans (my son is
an avid do-it-yourselfer, and is determined to get a large piece of land
for us, so he can build our home(s) on it himself!) and also for the great
work your wife has successfully done. I, and others in my family, have
sadly been victims, so this really touches me. One thing that I hope
organizations such as this realize, (perhaps you can pass it on to your
wife) though, is that men can be victims, too - I've seen it in my family.
Unfortunately, there is not too much help out there for them - not
currently.
Lynne
hoping that the list doesn't mind me going even more off-topic...
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3) From: Joseph Robertson
Thanks for that Lynne, every once in a while our Passionate list family
shares special thoughts and passions.. great coffee has that effect.
Joe
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
Lynne,
   Thanks for your reply.  They do realize men are sometimes the victim and some of the people they serve are men.  
   When we moved to Auburn, Alabama back in 1969, we rented a house the first year then in the second year we got 56 acres about twenty miles out of town and in the first year there I built a log house.  I did it with a truck load of logs and followed plans that I sketched out on two pages of a legal pad.  We got moved in about three weeks before our daughter was born.  We went from having one thirteen year old to having four fourteen year olds.  When they were seventeen one of the adopted kids was murdered by gang members and because of that we sold the cabin.   My wife got a masters degree in horticulture at Auburn and was working in that area but was volunteering for a domestic violence shelter. One evening she tried to talk a woman seeking shelter to go directly to the local hospital emergency room where they met incoming abused people.  About two hours after she got the the emergency room the woman came in dead.  Her husband caught her packing and killed her.  That experience made her make the full time move to domestic violence work.
    jim 
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5) From: Lynne
Joseph & Jim -
I neglected to thank you both, it seems, for your kind words - and to send
my thanks to your wife, Jim. I thought I had sent an email out, but
apparently the action only stayed in my fuzzy brain.
Your wife sounds amazing - something I'd strive to attain, but I think I'd
falter. I don't know how people like your dear wife, who are on the 'front
line', so to speak, manage to do their work without absorbing it all. This
is the sort of person who is someone I respect.
Please send my thanks to her, for me.
Lynne
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