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Posted December 29, 2010 - 03:21 PM

Isn't that the truth,Everytime I fix or weld something for someone they can't figure out why they have to pay{so much???}.In the end I say next time take it to a welding shop or garage and see what they charge you.With me it's usually a relative who I do stuff for and its always the same thing well you just had that piece of steel laying around and you didn't have to go and buy any welding rods.It's Like Duh! the stuff didn't magically appear in my shop.Gee's.Larry


Yeah. Last summer I had a man tell me that my labour was only worth $10.00/hour. Okay. Truck, trailer, little lawn tractor, post hole auger, generator, compressor, and all of the nailers, saws, drills, and impact drivers...not to mention all of the hand tools. Decades of experience. Knowledge of local codes. Big job, so I needed a casual labourer (I pay $12.00-$15.00 an hour for that, depending on the labourer). Insurance. Gas. Fasteners. My estimate was based on $50.00/hr labour with a guarantee on no cost overruns for labour. I also had a second estimate of $25.00/hr for an occasional maintenance contract. He didn't just turn down my bid...I have no problem with that, I'm not the only one bidding on these jobs...he called me up and tried to talk me down on the price, then told me he was only willing to pay 1/5 the labour cost.

I do usually get my welding done for material cost plus beer though. And my welders get their carpentry and light landscaping done for the same price.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 05:12 PM

We can always switch to Sassafras tea! Just dig us up some roots & we're in business! But now they say too much of it can cause liver cancer! Can't win!

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 05:31 PM

We can always switch to Sassafras tea! Just dig us up some roots & we're in business! But now they say too much of it can cause liver cancer! Can't win!


I know a really good idea.We'll just have to start drinking our coffee without the coffee and lots of milk.LOL Larry

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 05:45 PM

Roasted chicory has always been used as an extender and substitute for coffee, wonder if that can be grown in New Hampshire??
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Posted December 29, 2010 - 05:50 PM

I can always go to drinking tea even though I much prefer coffee.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 06:02 PM

I know a really good idea.We'll just have to start drinking our coffee without the coffee and lots of milk.LOL Larry


We can call it a CAFE AU DANIEL

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 06:04 PM

I know a really good idea.We'll just have to start drinking our coffee without the coffee and lots of milk.LOL Larry


I kinda like that idea Larry! "Milk, it does a body good!" :dancingbanana: But it doesn't pry the eyelids open like coffee.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 06:37 PM

I love milk! When my wife went on her health kick, she switched to fat free milk. She TRIED to get all of us to switch with her LOL! I told her I'd be happy and even grateful to eat more healthy and low fat foods...but leave my milk alone! Kinda off topic, but I've heard that a B complex vitamin in the AM can perk you up. I'm a coffee addict though! If the price gets that high, I may have to wean myself off of it! Does anyone know the "reason" behind the price hikes?

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 07:36 PM

Sorry, has to be coffee. When I was on crutches I tried drinking Coke instead. You can put a can of Coke in your pocket, which you can't do that with a cup of coffee. It just wasn't the same. Mrs. Rev ended up moving the coffee maker beside the couch-bunker where was recovering.

So they can charge what they want, and guys like me will pay it. There really is no substitute for coffee.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 07:59 PM

Sorry, has to be coffee. When I was on crutches I tried drinking Coke instead. You can put a can of Coke in your pocket, which you can't do that with a cup of coffee. It just wasn't the same. Mrs. Rev ended up moving the coffee maker beside the couch-bunker where was recovering.

So they can charge what they want, and guys like me will pay it. There really is no substitute for coffee.



That is very true. I couldnt survive without my coffee

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 10:03 PM

no No NO NOOOOOOO ! you cant price coffee out of my reach please.:mecry:

It's the last sin I have left LOL.

I think you may be on to something George, I wonder if there is a way to make Bio-fuel out of coffee beans ?

That would help out allot have my morning cup then dump the rest in the tank, wouldn't that be nice.

And you're right these companies are going to price themselves right out of business with the way their jacking up costs.

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Posted February 08, 2011 - 04:20 PM

There is such a thing as a coffee bean tree. We have several in the back 40. I read where pioneers used the bean off of this tree ground for coffee.
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Posted February 10, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Roasted chicory has always been used as an extender and substitute for coffee, wonder if that can be grown in New Hampshire??
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Chicory has a sharper taste than Coffee but I think I could get used to it,if I had to.
It is fairly common or Coffee/Chicory blends are served in the Gulf States.
Our Pastor grew up in Beaumont,Tx and developed a taste for chicory.
I keep a pound of Chicory/Coffee Belnd around for those times he stops out to the house to visit.

Old Gearhead, That might be something to investigate. If the stuff was good I might try planting a few myself.

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 08:19 PM

Roasted chicory has always been used as an extender and substitute for coffee, wonder if that can be grown in New Hampshire??
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I get a blend of coffee and chicory at the grocery store. I mix the blend with the regular coffee as I like the flavor better than regular coffee alone.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 05:55 AM

Im already down to a cup a day LOL.

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