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Other People's Problems Are Not My Problems and vicey versey

A series of elucidatory vignettes

DIY coffee

I ran out of coffee this morning just as I brewed the last cup of the day in my Hamilton Beach Scoop Coffee Maker.  Worked out just right but I gotta say, most of my days been working out about like that lately. The stars must be aligned just so and I am digging it.  So on up in the morning,  I got out the Hand-crank Coffee Mill and scooped some Costa Rican La Minita Terrazu beans out of the Friis Coffee Vault and set to grinding up some coffee for the next

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Hero to Zero

Digging in the guts of the machine

Another day and the scenery remains the same.   A South Texas Brush Country summer;  Weatherbug is saying 109,  Miss K says 111 on the Suburban thermometer driving to town,  my meter outside the Old Girl in the shade says 117 and I say it is damned hot.

So I am pretty smug sitting here in the Old Girl with 3 air conditioner units humming away.  The thermometer over the range hood says 79 degrees.  Pretty danged smug… everything serviced and preventive maintenance done to insure we will have no surprises.   Then the front AC

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