[Homeroast] rediscovered list

Clark Barclay pedestriancoffee at gmail.com
Tue May 2 03:46:55 CDT 2017


Incredible story. Glad to hear you're back in action Jim. I've only been on this list for three years or so. Now I can make your acquaintance. 👍

- Clark

> On May 1, 2017, at 7:39 PM, Darliene Stanhope <darlienestanhope at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Yay!! Welcome back Pecan Jim!
> 
> Darliene
> 
> 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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