Sunday, May 11, 2014

Today Is NOT Going Well

Oh, Boy... do I EVER hate it when this happens...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday...

... got off to a rocky start.  I overslept, to begin with, and missed all but four minutes of the first period of the Wings' game.  So... I stumble in to the living room, switch on the teevee and go immediately to the kitchen to start the coffee, only to find my coffee pot has gone belly-up.  That's not a way to begin yer day, lemmee tell ya.  So we boiled water on the stove and carefully poured it through the grounds we'd already loaded in the pot and... Walla!  Coffee.  Finally.

So it'll be off to Wally-World later today to buy a new pot.  This one lasted 1,468 days... quite a bit longer than the 875 days of its predecessor.  (I know the exact number of days because (a) I blog stuff like this and (b) I go here and punch in the appropriate dates.
You'll note that's less than a year ago, but my coffee pot went belly up... again... this morning.  So we did that "boil and pour" thing again this morning afternoon.  My neighbor comes over just as I was pouring my first cup and asks if I have a drill he can borrow, to which I replied "Why, sure!"

So we go into the utility room and rummage around in our boxes, tool and otherwise, looking for a drill I couldn't find.  But I DID find a quart container of oil that had mysteriously ruptured and leaked about a half-quart all over the contents of one of the aforementioned boxes, leaving me with a world-class mess that has yet to be cleaned up.  I have NO ideer where my drill might be hiding and this troubles me.  I also hate to think about going into that box and wiping oil off the contents... motivation is severely lacking in that space.

I suppose Mama said there'd be days like this, but on a SUNDAY?  And Mom's Day, to boot?  Aiiieee.

Oh.  One more thing: my new coffee pot will NOT be made by Mr. Coffee.

11 comments:

  1. Sorry for your loss.
    GS and I have one of those Bunn coffee makers that holds the hot water in a reservoir until you pour in a new container of cold water.
    Thus our coffee is ready shortly after we take that action.
    This is the second one we have owned.
    The first lasted and lasted and lasted.
    We've had this one for a lot longer than PHG has lived with us (two years ago Mothers Day).

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    1. There may be a Bunn in MY future.

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  2. http://www.keurig.com/
    Saves money for me, as it tastes better than instant, and you don't have to dump coffee out of the pot you no longer want to drink (like when beer sounds better).

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    1. I might buy one of those. SN1 has one, I've used it, and I like it.

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  3. See, when my drill shows up missing, I already know that one of my kids escorted it out of the house, and it is most likely an orange-and-black, Black-&-Decker-esque plastic hull encasing a rusted motor, having wintered over in some hidden back corner of my yard. I don't even go batshit crazy anymore; I just know. Over the years, I'm sure I've purchased at least 30 screwdrivers, of various sizes and configurations, just so it's more than 50% likely that I'll be able to lay my hands on one when I need it (saying nothing of it being the right size/tip; God help me if I need something weird like a Torx). I used to have a nice little set of tools, but not anymore. . .

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    1. The orange-and-black thing is why I couldn't find the drill the first time around, in that that was exactly what I was looking for: an orange drill. The damned thing was right where it was supposed to be when I found it, but it was wrapped up in an opaque white plastic bag... ergo, invisible to me. I'm glad I bagged it the last time I put it away coz NO oil managed to penetrate the bag.

      A "wintered over" drill. Heh. And I hate, hate, HATE those damned Torx screws!

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  4. I'll send ya a StarBucks card....for emergency use only!

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    1. That won't work... the nearest Starbucks is at LEAST two-plus hours away.

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  5. We have a "brewstation" that was supposed to be a stopgap solution when the bean grinder burned out on our Cuisinart. It must say something positive that this has become our favorite machine when it wasn't supposed to.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16896705192

    Maintenance on this thing is low, low, low. That goes for both long-term maintenance and on the spot "get the first cup going now, now, now"...the latter of which, I suspect, is of greater importance to you. Fewer steps. Something like 2 or 3, versus 6 for the Cuisinart.

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    1. I went with a Keurig, Morgan. I really like it a lot.

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  6. Oh yeah. I should explain that I had to buy a bean grinder to go with. In making this choice I was kinda giving up on the whole "machine does the grinding for you" thing. I miss having that, but it seems the grinders last longer when they are standalone units, for some reason.

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