[Homeroast] Off topic but I thought I would share today's useful discovery
pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Thu Apr 19 08:57:04 CDT 2012
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.
On Apr 17, 2012, at 6:16 AM, Lynne wrote:
> 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
> hoping that the list doesn't mind me going even more off-topic...
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM, Jim Gundlach <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>wrote:
>> 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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