Aug 16, 2014

Saturday

August is half gone.  It's a beautiful sunny day.....for October.  I have the sweatshirt and heaters on and my aunt's furnace is running again.  Unbelievable.
The breakfast boys are making a mess as usual, with some after meal necking.
 
 
 
The remaining two cabinets were to be done yesterday, no call.  I hope this doesn't mean there were more problems.  My fridge is not large, and the new models stick out far beyond the counter, or they are counter depth with french doors, unless you get built ins for much more money.  I tested them in the store and don't care for that style.  First of all, if you are considering such and have cabinets around the fridge, the doors open proud of the cabinet.  That means, past the cabinet sides, so you need to have at least 2" on each side of the fridge to allow for the open door.  Mine is single door that is close to counter depth but 8 years old.  That's the expected life span of today's appliances.  Why?  Decades ago we didn't have the technology and mom's fridge lasted 40 years!  I had the cabinet made to fit it exactly and if it fails, I will buy a new compressor for it instead of another fridge.  The doors won't be covered with wood as I wanted. 
 
Do you make coffee using the pourover method?  I use my small Mr. Coffee pot with a regular size filter and it works the same.   Mine has the little hickeydo on the bottom than doesn't release the coffee from the brewing basket until depressed so I can brew it for a few minutes.  They say it isn't necessary, but I do what I want. There are many pourover coffee makers in all sizes and I like the Clever immersion brewer with it's coaster and lid, but also like Bonavita models with valves.  Melitta makes a porcelain one with a matching carafe but it has no valve. I can't decide which to order. When I need a full pot for guests, I pull out the large electric pot and fill thermal carafes but I do my best to avoid company.  The temperature of the water makes the difference and I use a Pyrex measure cup in the microwave for heating.  For good joe you need near boiling water and most machines are around 180 degrees, not enough.  Plus I don't want a monster sitting on my limited counter space.  So this option is great for me, and without the sludge I always got from my french press.  My cup is large so I will order the 12 -16 ounce model, and I definitely want a shut off valve.  So here I sit with my coffee deciding what today's plan will be.  I have a sneaky suspicion it will be something like this...
Enjoy your weekend!!
Thanks for visiting.
 
 
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12 comments:

Robin said...

Oh Marly! Thank you for the chuckle with Stitch Crabby! Love it! Have a most enjoyable weekend!

Robin in Virginia

CJ said...

You are always entertaining. I will drink coffee but prefer tea, spent too many years in the UK with the USAF. As for boiling water in the microwave--never. I have a Braun hot pot that does the trick.

CJ

Maggee said...

Don't drink coffee or tea, but LOVED the mug!

gracie said...

Love my coffee and tea. I have an electric pot for boiling water when needed and I prefer to brew one cup/mug at a time for my coffee....like it really fresh. Having said that, I will drink my coffee all day if it is still in the cup...love iced coffee.

C. M. Designs said...

I didn't start drinking coffee until last year.. Bought myself a small Keurig and love it.. It's a bit expensive buying the k-cups but I enjoy it so why not..
Love the pictures of your kitties.. Necking under the wheelbarrow is special, I guess. That sure is a buffet you put out for them.. Such fortunate, lucky, spoiled rotten kitties.. Just like the ones who live in my house.
I hope you will have a very special, happy, healthy weekend..
Charlotte in Virginia

Krista said...

Love seeing the sweet kitties! I don't make coffee, I just buy it every day! lol Enjoy the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Be sure and let us know what you pick

cucki said...

Aww sweet kitties...
Hugs xx

Primitive Stars said...

Such sweet kitty's, bless you....Francine.

Barb said...

Thanks so much for all the coffee making advice! I do love good coffee!

Solstitches said...

Wow, what a selection those boys have at the breakfast bar.
I love the look of that coffee maker - just checked eBay UK but rather expensive to buy and ship here so I will continue to use my good old faithful cafetiere.
Margaret

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
I have to ask, what's with the seven bowls of food? I went through similar to what you are when I had to replace my ovens and dishwasher. They were built in probably 40 years ago and I had an awful time. Things now only have a one year guarantee, isn't that awful? I think it is on purpose that they break so that you have to keep spending money. I would love to replace my ugly old white refrigerator, but can't find one that will fit in the spot!
I'm sending good wishes your way for your sister this week.
Melinda

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