[Homeroast] Off topic but I thought I would share today's useful discovery

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Mon Apr 16 20:41:35 CDT 2012

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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