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A state of emergency was called…

My coffee maker broke yesterday.  We had a house full of people and there I was, pouring the coffee when, SNAP, the handle split from the glass carafe and it crashed on the counter top.  Hot coffee spilled everywhere.  But that wasn’t the tragedy.  It was broken.  BROKEN.

State of emergency?  Well, yes.  Without coffee, children won’t be fed, dressed, bathed.  Chaos will erupt.  Word count goals won’t be met.  In essence, the house will cease to run.

So, bright and early, I got out my trusty little Italian, stove-top espresso maker  (yup, it was purchased in Italy, over a decade ago at a little ‘mercato’ in my father’s village) and brewed a delightful cup of Illy coffee…And then I grabbed the kids and hightailed it over to the mall where I purchased a gleaming, new, pretty-looking coffee maker.

Now, I’m not known for my skills of assembly or instruction manuel interpretation (my eyes cross over and the words suddenly look foreign), but I got this baby set up in record time.  And now, I’m sipping my second cup of freshly ground Ethiopian coffee…oh, and writing…

I promise, no more posts on coffee…

4 Comments on A state of emergency was called…

  1. Jaclyn Jones
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10:18 am (4 years ago)

    CRISIS! Thank GOD you survived! LOL I can’t wait to see the new machine … really any excuse for a visit … who am I kidding, I don’t need an excuse 🙂 Word count continues to climb, with each whiff of roasted heaven we both love so much. I hope you treated yourself to organic cream … full-fat-cream … I’ve just drooled on my laptop.

    • Victoria James
      Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm (4 years ago)

      Yes, you would know what kind of a tragedy this would be for me, LOL. You’re welcome anytime, my friend 🙂

  2. Jackie Ashenden
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 4:12 am (4 years ago)

    Hey, I’m with you all the way here. Coffee is a necessity. A NECESSITY I tell you. 🙂

    • Victoria James
      Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm (4 years ago)

      LOL-thanks Jackie, I’m glad I’m not the only addict!! I guess you’ll be needing lots of coffee yourself, with all those upcoming releases 🙂


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