Sunday, January 31, 2010

You never know what you have til it's gone... or something REALLY close to that


The coffee pot is broken.

There's 8 inches of snow on the ground.

It's cold!

The coffee pot is broken!

Mr.Coffee is not my friend. If he were, he would not have stopped working for me on a cold, snowy day in January.

Apparently Mr. Coffee is a tempermental employee. He has only been working for me since Thanksgiving, when the previous Mr. Coffee quit.

That Mr. Coffee worked for me for just over a year. I was sad to see that Mr. Coffee go, but for a 14.99 one time paycheck to him, I thought a year wasn't too bad.

Especially with the high volume of work he was expected to perform. Coffee at the ready nearly 24/7.

The new Mr. Coffee evidently could not handle the stress of the job. Only 3 months into it and he quit. His heating element died.

I wonder if that is like a heart attack for a Mr. Coffee?

It's a good thing we only paid 9.99 for him.

Unlike the 400.00 Italian coffee/cappucino maker that I LOVED...
It only lasted 3 years and when I tried to get it fixed I found there are no repair shops within a 2 hour drive of my home.

Cafe' Duomo is sitting, unused but not forgotten, in the basement.

And I am making coffee the hard way.
Grounds into the basket.
Boiling water PAINSTAKINGLY poured over the grounds to dribble ever so SLOWLY into the carafe.

Fingertips are now burned and scalded, but there is coffee. It's not the best coffee but....

It's coffee and that's all that matters!
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