[Homeroast] rediscovered list

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Mon May 1 11:00:35 CDT 2017

Hi Jim,

What a treat to open my email and see a post from you! I'm happy to hear
that things are settled down somewhat for you. And glad to hear you are
once again roasting over pecan wood fires. There's something lacking in the
mental picture of you with an electric roaster!



On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 7:29 AM, James Gundlach <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>

> 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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