[Homeroast] rediscovered list

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Mon May 1 07:50:45 CDT 2017

Pecan Jim,

It is so good to hear you are ok.  I recall you being discussed and 
wondering if you were well.  Welcome back.  It is more quiet here, but 
many of us are around.

Such wonderful memories your bring back.

Alchemist John

On 5/1/2017 5:29 AM, James Gundlach wrote:
> About seven years ago I lost contact with this list.  The reason was that I had an encephalitis infection that damaged my brain.  When I came too I could not think of words so the first night after I regained consciousnes I went thru the alphabet by double letters and when I hit zz, I had not quite thought of 200 words.  My first conclusion was that I was brain dead and chose suicide.  Then, it occurred to me that the way I measured it was a sign that I was not completely brain dead so I decided to keep going.  Since the infection I have gone through periods of sleeping a lot and when I go back to normal sleep patterns I discover more brain functioning.  Vocabulary increases after each stage and twice I noticed taste buds had returned.  At first I was unable to roast coffee so my wife bought an electric roaster from SweetMarias.  By the time that roaster died I was able to go back to roasting over pecan wood fires.  I now use a camper’s over the fire popcorn popper most of the time but when I decided to do a larger batch than the popper will hold I put a bigger batch in a wok and put it over a bigger pecan wood fire and stir with a spoon that I added an extension to the handle so I don’t burn my stirring hand.  And, the old brain is back to being able to read a full SweetMarias coffee description!
> Anyway, today I got an email from thehomeroast-owner list and was able to come back to the list and found that I was still registered.  I am glad to be back, I really missed this list.
>       pecanjim
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