[Homeroast] rediscovered list

Steven Van Dyke coffee at svandyke.com
Mon May 1 20:09:23 CDT 2017


Jim it's great to see you back!  There are more than a few of us lurking 
quietly, enjoying our coffee.

Enjoy!

KCSteve :->



------ Original Message ------
From: "James Gundlach" <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Sent: 5/1/2017 7:29:48 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] rediscovered list

>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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