[Homeroast] rediscovered list

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Mon May 1 11:35:19 CDT 2017


Jim,

So happy to hear of your recovery and to see you back on the list.

Cheers,

Seth

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

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