Tuesday, March 3

Today's happenings

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We went shopping today and got what we're hoping will last the better part of March. Of course we'll buy things as necessary, but hopefully nothing that's a life or death type of thing. Other than shopping, our activities included filling the van's gas tank with gas for $1.75 per gallon. More expensive than the prices I saw in Springfield last week, but I think it was less than the ones in Buffalo yesterday. Don't quote me on that though, thanks. We also went to Steak 'N' Shake for lunch. It was delicious as always, and cost us only $40 for the four of us. The 'big ticket' item we got today was a replacement coffee maker for approximately $40, by Mr. Coffee that's programmable so I can have coffee made before I wake/get up in the morning. Just have to remember to prepare it before bed, and remember not to unplug it lest the time and timer have to be reset. An added bonus was that the cats get a new box to sleep and/or play in. Needed to replace the old one because it just stopped working without warning a few days ago. When Rain reminded me of it's age (10 years old) I was surprised, yet impressed it lasted so long. The only maintenance I ever had to do on it was run vinegar through it every so often to get the lime coating out of wherever the water went through before it got to the filter then carafe. Anyway, after we got home and unpacked, we ran an 8 cup 'test' pot and it was delish, as always. Rain had been making my morning brew with 2 scoops of coffee to 1 scoop of sugar, but I did this one in a 2:2 ratio because I decided the old way wasn't sweet enough. I also decided that extra scoop wasn't as detrimental to my health as I was thinking. Yes, just my opinion, not based on scientific reasoning what so ever.
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8 comments:

Lee said...

Are you saying you brew your coffee with the sugar in w/ the coffee??? Never heard of that. Course i drink mine black no sugar! LOL

Rambleman said...

Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying :-) It's easier than adding two teaspoons to each cup. *grin*

Stuff On My Blog said...

What an usual way to make it.. never occurred to me! And I'm a white with 2 kinda girl for my coffee as well ;)

Rambleman said...

You should try it, it's oh so convenient :-)

lovelife said...

that is how Storm does his coffee but adds all the stuff after its done and puts in a thurmas for the trip to work

Sustainablehome said...

Nice coffee maker! Ours died too, but we got out our 1960's Corning Ware percolator. It's older than me but makes a mean cup of coffee!

Rambleman said...

Cool. Just Googled your percolator. They definitely don't make em like they used to.

Sustainablehome said...

Yeah, they sure don't. This one was recalled a long time ago, so we shouldn't even have it! lol This has always been my stand-by coffee maker and I just love it. I wish I could get my stove-top percolator to make coffee this good. No matter what I do it always tastes like boiled coffee.