Nope -this post title is not a book…. however I can imagine it being a cozy mystery …
No instead this would be the true tale of the last day of my coffee pot. You are probably imaging something really tragic – like a crash upon the floor, but no – there was no warning and it was rather…. well…
Here is what happened.
I was at my house with my friend and author Sarah Lindberg. We were going over website stuff and before she had arrived, at 8:00 am I had made a pot of coffee. Having drank most of it (*sheepishly guilty*) before she arrived at ten I prepped a second pot after pouring her the last of the current pot.
We worked on the website for about an hour when I asked her if she would like a second cup of coffee, she said yes, so I got up to fill her cup and that is when I noticed that my coffee pot, had not prepared the pot as I had asked. I tried again… there was clearly power to the pot, but no action… I even moved the pot to another plug-in and still…
Sarah and I then each had a cup of tea, and after she left I looked at the coffee pot again.
It was just done for.
Of course…. I did have to (I had to!) go out yesterday afternoon and purchase a new coffee pot. I am not trying to be insensitive here… but really…. the coffee must brew on.
Today, Wendy and I are doing a day trip to St. Cloud. We are going to shop a little, have lunch, stop at Barnes and Noble and maybe take in a movie. I am sooooooo looking forward to a little friend time! 😀
Have a LOVELY day!
42 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Death Of A Coffee Pot”
OMG! Glad you could replace it so fast though; it could have jeopardized your entire morning posts!
Right Jill! 😀 I don’t think I have ever had a coffee pot quit on me before…..
LOL…. I know right??????
I had to laugh, because I don’t like black coffee, only latte with irish cream, but I’m offering my deepest condolences for your coffee pot, and hope the new one is just as good:)
May I ask where you live, Sheila, because when you post your morning meanderings, I’m half way into afternoon? 😉
I am in Minnesota Elida. 😀 I posted at about 7:40 am this morning. Where are you?
I’m in Norway, and when my watch showed 3:22 pm your post was 19 minutes old 🙂 Fun right!
That is fun Elida! 😀
It’s weird how appliance go like that – my hairdryer died right in the middle of drying my hair. Have a great time today!
When they are done… they are done… Kathy. I keep wondering… was it my obsession with coffee that did it in?
OMG! I have actually had that happen…a coffee pot that just fizzled out….
There was no peace in my house when it happened, though. Lots of shouting…a little cursing.
But now that you mention it, I’ll be watching…and waiting…for the first signs of death.
More recently, my microwave died. I pushed “power” and nothing happened. Changed to another plug. Nothing. Sad….
How old was your coffee pot when it…passed on?
There was no warning signs Laurel… it was working… then it wasn’t. Gone. All peaceful like. Now it sits outside next to the garbage can.
OOPS – and you asked age…. hmmmm…. maybe 4 years?
4 years is no age, my parents has one and it is about 25 years old. My mother refuses to throw it out:-P
Elida I have a microwave (it was my mom’s) that is going on about that many years… it is a monster.
Horror of horrors-may coffee pot have a happy life in the recycling world.
Thank you Esme…. it was a hard afternoon when I had to switch to tea…
Rest in Peace, Coffee Pot. I’m sure it was a hard, but rewarding, life.
Thank you Jill for your kind words….
My deepest sympathies Sheila, as I know you two were very close. 😉
Thank you…. and yes, we were.
Oh dear! I can’t stand tea or coffee myself (I know… I always get a weird look when somebody asks me if I’d like tea or coffee and I have to ask them if they’ve got something cold to drink!).
I hope you both have a lovely day. I popped to town and came home with 13 books! They were bargains though and only 2 of them are for me, the rest are for my Mum and neice. Yes, I’m hoping my 14 month old neice will be into her books just like I am… So far she loves picking up a book and bringing it over for me to read. 🙂
Nice Nikki -ann! 13 books! I came home with 3 books – they will probably make an appearance in tomorrow mornings post 😀
No tea for me! I would have had to go get my backup coffee maker that is in my camper!!
Hope you survived.
I did Annette thank you… I just stayed busy…. and soon the replacement pot was in place.
God rest the coffee machine! I have my back up cappucino machine if anything tragic happens. 🙂
Thank you Kristen…. he was a good pot. I had no back up plan….
I thought we’d be together forever….
We always have two pots going – one decaf for Dave and one regular for me. The worst thing that happens here is when the power goes out and we have no coffee. The nearest place to get some is 5 miles away!
Two pots – wow!!!! 😀
Have a great day with your friend — and rip little coffee pot! xoxo
Rebecca we had an awesome day, thank you. 😀
I’m surprised you didn’t jump right into your car right away to replace your coffee maker–I can’t imagine you could face the chance of a day without coffee!
Lisa, I had already had almost a full pot to myself so I was ok with waiting…. the big concern was making sure I had a new pot by this morning. 😀
Not entirely sure I could do without my coffee pot for a day either LOL… Glad you were able to get a new one quickly…
Thanks Deb! The new one is thermal and I am so excited – it keeps the coffee hot hours longer….
of course, I do miss…. Smart Brew…. but… uh…… you know…..
Just found your website and love to read as well! If you have not tried french press coffee at home – please do – you will love it!
Thanks for the tip Erin (and for the comment!) I have not tried French press.
I’m so sorry to hear about your coffee pot! My Keurig coffee maker died on me right before Christmas and I had to wait almost four days before the replacement arrived at the house. It was an extremely long four days 🙂 Glad to see you got a replacement and hope it is as good as the old one!!!
It is better Emily – it is thermal and keeps the coffee hot a lot longer. 😀
We would not last long here without our coffee maker. My son and husband drink the most, but I seem to need at least one cup to get the day started, sometimes 2.
Hope you like your new one.
I do like it Pat…. I chose a black one this time…. the white one always looked dingy to me no matter how many times I cleaned it.
Yikes, my coffee maker just pooped out right before the holidays. Must be something in the air!