Saturday, December 10, 2011

Caffeine Headache

My coffee pot broke on Thursday night.  I like to get my coffee set up the night before to brew in the morning.  The machine has a timer on it, but it's broken, so when my husband gets up to get into the shower he just pushes the button to turn it on and that way I have a nice cup of coffee available to me as soon as I come downstairs.

Thursday night after I was done doing the dishes, I filled the glass pot with water and set it on the edge of the sink.  Somehow it slid into the sink and shattered.  I compare this moment to a near death experience.  Parts of my life flashed before my eyes.  I nearly cried.  Seriously.  My husband and I decided we would wing it for the morning and just put our mugs below the drip and hope for the best.  It worked out pretty well and we made it through until I had time to go buy a new machine.  Which was this morning.

I have been talking about buying a Keurig single brew machine for quite some time now.  It's mostly a pipe dream since it's a little out of our price range, and especially in this emergency situation one week before our sons birthday and two before Christmas, we don't have much expendable cash.

I behaved and bought a machine that was on mega sale for twenty five bucks at Target and will match the stainless steel appliances we will eventually own that will sit in the home we will eventually own.  I even had the presence of mind to check the type of coffee filters it needed.  I was stumped.  Nowhere on the entire box did it even mention filters.  Hmmm, I though perhaps it's been so long since I have been in the market for this appliance that it is now assumed that they all use the same ones.  And they must be the ones I had at home.  I was satisfied with this rationalization and placed the machine in my cart.

I was so excited when I got home.  The baby was even napping so I had time to check out my new best friend.  I sliced open the box and pulled all of the plastic and cardboard away.  It was beautiful.   And.... I don't have the right filters.


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