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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by katwillny, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    I am looking to see what others are into. I am really into baking in the winter months and belong to other non hearth related sites. With the permission of the Mods, Id like to ask what other sites people are into for different things that we may not necessarily get here at the Hearth house. I am really into Dave Ramsey so i follow his site and forums plus cooking sites. My wife is a nurse and works overnights so once the kids go to bed i have some quiet downtime. I read a lot financial forums and in the summer I like to take my boy fishing so i read fishing forums.
    winter months a re long and need to do something other than watch tv.
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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Go for it. That is why we created the Inglenook. To keep the barbecue, trout and bunion cure conversations out of the Hearth and other rooms.
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    You don't need anybody's permission to have a discussion about other forums...what we do discourage here are lengthy discussions about stuff that's way off-topic on our forums, and more appropriately belongs on other forums somewhere. Rick
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    I love getting outside and doing anything hands on. Since I don't physically work at my job it relaxing to work in the yard cut wood, shoot my bow. Love taking the kids fishing or play in the creek, things I did when I was a kid. I can't sit around and not do anything so I'm always finding some kind of a project to do. My favorite summer activity though is putting the kids to bed and the wife and I sitting by the firepit!
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    That would take me too long.
    Here's the short version...
    Long walks on the beach, holding hands in the park,.....wait, that's not right.
    Let me have a do-over.
    I like to build stuff, so that covers a LOT of ground. Computers, woodworking, cooking, baking,.... construction of all kinds of stuff.
    Hate to be in the house during spring, summer, fall. Unless the ticks are out there. They like me, I hate them.
    So, there's that.
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    My hubby and I call November to February "the dark times" because we get up in the dark and come home in the dark (well he does, I work from home now)

    If you like to bake, work your way through the King Arthur recipe pages on their website. My favorite pass time is experimenting with artisan breads replacing half of the flour with non traditional flours like oat, rice, sunflower etc as it results in completely different breads, it's fun and even the "bad" loaves are tasty!

    We take this time to read a lot, me on line researching fermenting foods and sprouting grains, my hubby whatever series if books he's into, I thing he's on the last Game of Thrones now. We also start getting nursery and seed catalogs so we look into what we want our garden to look like. We use the square foot gardening method so we get a lot in a little space.

    I don't belong to any other forums but can spend hours researching ethnic cooking methods - like in a tagine - or weird stuff, like organ meats and other cuts we just don't eat here in the states but are delicacies in other cultures. I love to smoke meats but it's hard to keep the temps of my charcoal smoker up when it's only 25 degrees outside but we just re-discovered the small electric smoker in our Attic so I'm going to experiment smoking cheeses and herbs soon (I love smoked peppercorns and sea salt)

    The house is quiet, my dogs are asleep in front of the wood stove, hubby's asleep upstairs in bed and I'm here with you guys, this my "me time" and I love it ;)
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    Thanks for the reminder Jeni. I forgot about the reading.
    Just read Nelson DeMille's "NightFall", and James Patterson's "Double Cross" last week and now on John Grisham's "The Summons". That'll be done tomorrow.
    Big Stephen King reader. Had a ton of hardcovers, but gave 'em to one of my kids. She's a fan too.
    Need......more.....books........
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    And yes . . . long walks on the beach. ;)
  9. Pallet Pete

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    Katwill I am also into Dave Ramsey and follow the forums. The tools on his site are great for someone like me who grew up without good financial education. I am completely self taught on that front and had to learn a lot the hard way early on.

    The wife does not do much online except school and probably would not even have a computer if she did not have to. She likes reading a lot !
    My other enjoyment is cars I have a membership on FordRangerForums as well as a few others and currently am restoring a 1995 Ranger XLT. My military experience means I am on a bunch of forums to keep in touch with my buddies who still serve. Home-Brewing is another hobby and I have at least 5 forums I cruz though I don't often participate on them. I read a lot and listen to Audiobooks non stop as well and find that it keeps me sharp. My buddies and I make guitar cabs on the side and are very slowly starting a business debt free. One of the biggest things that drives my wife nuts is my love of Linux/Unix I am a member of a local LUG group and I cant stop tinkering with it. It may not be windows but man its cool, fun and useable.

    Pete
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    Lots of other interests...

    My biggest hobby is building and flying radio control airplanes.. I follow a few forums, but infrequently these days such as rcscalebuilder.com and rcuniverse.com (member there since something like 2001 or 2002)

    I also spend a lot of time working on my old house. I odnt have quite the skills of some on here but will try my hand at pretty much anything - carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. My dad is a restoration carpenter and cabinetmaker and I learned a lot working summers with him in HS. I read the oldhouseweb.com forums a lot - you will find some other familiar names there.

    Before the RC stuff and the old house I was into (and still am) antique audio. I have a small collection of vintage vacuum tube hi-fi gear, turntable, vinyl collection etc. Probably the first web forum I ever joined, something like '98 or '99 was an audio forum called the audio asylum. I havent posted there in years however.

    I also love to hike, backpack and camp, but have gotten out of it and out of shape lately. I used to do at least a couple white mountain trips a year and have hit all but a couple of the presidential's. When I was in the scouts we did expedition trips to places like Maine. In February :)

    I'm a big reader. Mostly sci-fi. I lean toward classic "hard" sci-fi. Ive read pretty much everything by Asimov, Clarke, Herbert, Baxter, Bova, etc. Im currently working my way though Orson Scott Card.

    I used to be into target shooting. I was in the rifle club in college, but dont much anymore as my wife doesnt like guns around the house.

    And I like cooking. Before the kids came along and my wife quit owrk to stay home I did 90% of the cooking. I make a pretty good red sauce...

    (edit) One more I forgot - computers. I've been building my own PC's from components since the days of the 486/Pentium 1. Used to be into the whole overclocking thing and gaming heavily. I started with games back in the 80s - used to love flight sims and wargames, especially anything microprose and then got into shooters when I first saw Doom, and later strategy games like Rise of Nations and Civilization. Lost interest in it somewhat after I got married and bought the house. A little gaming on occasion these days, not much.
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    Oh yes I forgot working on the car. I do all my own maintenance and have done jobs up to clutch replacement (with a second pair of hands for help - another one I got from my dad). For a while I wanted to get a vintage roadster to restore,was considering MGB and Alfa Spiders, but never did. Ive owned and worked on mostly Hondas for 20 years... Right now my fun car is my '03 Acura RSX-S daily driver. Not much power by todays standards and only FWD but you can have a lot of fun rowing through the gears at 7000 rpm in a light car :)
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    Other than hearth.com most of my time is spent on porn sites.
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    You just made ice tea come out my nose, I wasn't expecting that but damn, that was funny. Hope your not on paid sites, takes away from you "wood processing" budget ;)
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    Gives wood processing a whole new meaning too. :oops:::-)
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    You would be amazed what you can admit online when you know that you will never again be filling out a job application or credit app. ::-)
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    You just got me AGAIN on the "what do you do for a living" thread. New rule, no eating or drinking while reading your posts ;)
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    Don't make me Moderate you...::-)
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    I swear, I didn't mean that when I said it, it was innocent on my part ;)
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    wondering why i live in an area that only gets 7 hours of daylight, and why is it so damn cold out!!! Which reminds me, time to fill the wood boiler.:ZZZ
  20. katwillny

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    Pete, A buddy from work put me onto Dave earlier last year and I tell you that it was the best thing to our family. It completely changed the way we look at things, not just on the financial front, but every aspect of our lives changed. Even my director has noticed the difference in drive. We went and took the Financial Peace course and it was very helpful. There is a spiritual aspect to the entire Dave Ramsey culture that was discovered in our family that we were lacking. So it was a great thing to get into for us.
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    I am on Tractorbynet also, as 300Uguy. I used to have a 300 Utility. You guys have it worse than we do in southern Michigan.
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    35 degress and above???? No riding for close to 6 months up here. Just hit -10f. Be alot colder by 6am. BUT..... Blackfiles aren't bad this time of year.
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