Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

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Post Mon. Oct. 27, 2008 8:47 pm

NEPANewb wrote:As everyone has already stated...it was great getting to meet the faces behind the names. A huge thanks to JC for planning things out and leading us around...I have been in those shoes trying to round everyone up and keep them moving...it can be a challenge :D If we DO have a mid winter meeting then I think we need to make a return visit to Phase II. They owe the Mayor a properly made steak but, more importantly, I need another round of those french fries :P For those that were unable to stick around for dinner you need to make sure to be there next time....you would not believe the amount they bring unless you see it with your own eyes....and they were GOOD too. I'm sure if that waitress is still there we will get exceptional service after that tip :D Big thankyous go out to Rich/Scott for driving me around like I was Miss Daisy...I probably owe you at least $10 in gas money. Hope to see you all again in the near future. Next time around it will be the beer tour and the #9...that's if we ever get out of the brewery :lol:
You Are very welcome it was good to meet you and talk to you hope to see you there on the next meet & greet ;)


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Post Mon. Oct. 27, 2008 8:52 pm

coalkirk wrote:It was good to see friends from the spring M&G and to make some new ones this time. Thanks to JC for all his coordinating work. Glad I got to help him celebrate hs birthday. Thanks to Yanche for documenting the attendance. Sorry I forgot to take a group picture to post. :oops:
Terry Thank you for a rememberable B Day And Thanks for Picking up the tab I o you one well more then one :lol:
it was good seeing you again maybe I will see you for this mid winter thing Wood ncoal is talking about :shock:
see ya

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Post Mon. Oct. 27, 2008 8:58 pm

stokerscot wrote:I have a question. How come in the mine tour the temperature was 49 degrees. I thought the earth's temperature was supposed to be around 56 degrees or so. :) Scott
well it should always be 52F to 54F in any
deep mine that is the first time I heard of only being 49F must be that global warming thing :lol: or may be it was the fan pulling in the colder air from outside and with the rain it drop the temp inside As you all know I have been in them mines
more the once and it is always between 52 f 54f and not just them mines but a few more that are not opened to the
public yep must be global warming

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Post Mon. Oct. 27, 2008 9:05 pm

stoker-man wrote:For those that are interested, and this can be for a group or for just one individual who is interested in an efm stoker/boiler, a tour can be arranged at Thermo Dynamics, our sister company, who manufacturers, ASME constructs and has the boiler's coded. You could see alot of the process of constructing boilers and the coding process. A day or two notice is needed, and I believe you could visit during the work week, if you happen to be in the area.
Well Chris you left the supprise out for the next meet & greet Tour Now what am I going to do :( Yes we will do that
make the call and we will be there well in the spring time or what maybe for this mid winter business meeting that
wood ncoal is already talking about :shock: I am not over the last one yet :lol:

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Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 5:32 pm

Still not home yet!

Stuck in N.J., 4 inches of snow and wind!, not good flying weather, but we planned for it and should be able to fly out Thursday morning. Had to buy more Yengling! Darn, hate that.....

Thanks to J.C for the guided tour and to everyone else for making it a nice day, rain and all. The wife and son had a good time as well. He also had a blast at Steam Town on Sunday. He is still not ready to go home yet.

Wife said, "that you all were a good bunch of guy's". Told her so.

Plane is 75lb under gross wt, can't figure how to fit in more Beer! Oh well, Wife probably gained weight over the last week any way! :shock: . Had a hard time getting her to tell me her weight to do the weight and balence on the plane. Told her I would take her to the rock quarry and find out :oops:

That went over over well. I think when I retire I am going to become a Marriage counciler. What do you guy's think?

Thanks again.

Bk

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Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 5:51 pm

I guess it must be global warming if it was only 49 at pioneer :roll: If it was actually 49 in the mine it would have been because of the fan. If anybody that saw hard coal friday night has any questions just shoot and I'll answer them as best I could. That version that they showed is the newest one yet and is the one that they hope to have available for purchase sooner or later. Afterwords I ment GAW at a fine establishment and tossed a few (well more than a few :oops: ) back. I did make it to work saturday on time and made it through the day, although it was a bit rough early in the morning when I got word the dragline was out of power and we would be outside the better part of the day fixing that in the lovely rainy weather :sick: !

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Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 7:48 pm

Had to buy more Yengling!
:D

It was good meeting you and the family, sorry you got stuck in NJ for a few extra days.

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Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 8:07 pm

bksaun wrote:Plane is 75lb under gross wt, can't figure how to fit in more Beer! Oh well, Wife probably gained weight over the last week any way! . Had a hard time getting her to tell me her weight to do the weight and balence on the plane. Told her I would take her to the rock quarry and find out
Asking a woman about her weight is more dangerous than flying in snow and wind! You're either very brave or... well, at least you lived to talk about it. :lol: Have a safe flight home on Thursday. Good to meet you.


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Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 10:05 pm

Bill, Bill, Bill. Were you feeling a little of the saturday morning flue also? What kind did you end up going home with. You seemed to be taken with the ale after our tasting session. :) By the way, never had a chance to ask about the Yengling tour. How were the samples? :) Scott

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Post Thu. Oct. 30, 2008 7:53 pm

FINALLY, back on the ground in Lex, Ky. had a good flight back, little rough over N.J. and parts of PA, but found smooth air for the rest of the trip.

One very sad note though, I had room for another case of yengling and did not realize it..Darn! Wife just shakes her head at me...Oh Well...

Guy's thanks again.

Bk

Bill

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Post Thu. Oct. 30, 2008 8:13 pm

Glad you are back home, sorry you didn't get that extra case of Yuengling.

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Post Fri. Oct. 31, 2008 12:27 am

mike wrote:I guess it must be global warming if it was only 49 at pioneer :roll: If it was actually 49 in the mine it would have been because of the fan. If anybody that saw hard coal friday night has any questions just shoot and I'll answer them as best I could. That version that they showed is the newest one yet and is the one that they hope to have available for purchase sooner or later. Afterwords I ment GAW at a fine establishment and tossed a few (well more than a few :oops: ) back. I did make it to work saturday on time and made it through the day, although it was a bit rough early in the morning when I got word the dragline was out of power and we would be outside the better part of the day fixing that in the lovely rainy weather :sick: !
What Mike you did'nt like my smartass remark or don't believe in the Global Warming :P.And yes Mike you are right about the Fan being on & making it cooler. But when we where there it was not on if it was I did not hear it or see it
moving. And no I was not drinking anything. As far as Hard coal goes I seen the first Version the first night they Played it At The Pine Grove Theater in march of 06 .Then I seen the third version In Pine Grove theater the first night they Played it in April 07 which is the same one they Played in Pottsville. And the copy I have which you know where it came from is

neither the first or third verison. I would call it the second one because it is missing some footage from the first one aswell as the third one. Or the one they Played in Pottsville. I did talk to The Producer both times he said They had enough Footage to make two or three more verison. And he did tell me the verison you seen in Potts.was the one they are trying to sell to PBS .I asked about when it was going to be release on DVD. He said once it is sold Anyway there all great But The First verison is the best out of all I think if anyone cares .lots of good stuff in that one I could do with out the Bit stuff about W.V. in the third or newest one That Played in Potts

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Post Fri. Oct. 31, 2008 12:35 am

bksaun wrote:FINALLY, back on the ground in Lex, Ky. had a good flight back, little rough over N.J. and parts of PA, but found smooth air for the rest of the trip.

One very sad note though, I had room for another case of yengling and did not realize it..Darn! Wife just shakes her head at me...Oh Well...

Guy's thanks again.

Bk

Bill
Glade you and your family enjoyed the trip and yous Guys all made it home safely You should of told me how many
SQ ft you had on the Plane we could of figured it out At the beer outlet OH next time Take care Oh it is Spelled Yuengling
not yengling :P I don't real care how you spell it as you know I hate the *censored* :sick:

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Post Fri. Oct. 31, 2008 6:22 am

Watch your mouth, we all know Yuengling is the best.....you just won't admit it! :twisted:

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Post Fri. Oct. 31, 2008 9:20 am

J.C., I will be a good sport about this, I will drink your share! :lol: .

Bk


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