Homer's Travels: Saturday Activities And Coffee Maker Trevails

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Activities And Coffee Maker Trevails

Saturday is turning out to be a quiet day here in Homer's. The father in-law is watching football (Notre Dame, naturally) with the Wife. The Mother-In-Law is playing Freecell on a hand held game we gave her for Christmas a while ago.  I went down in the basement to read a little.   Homer joined me as he usually does.

I started the day with a trip to Wal-Mart to replace the carafe of our coffee maker.  The Wife and I don't drink coffee but we got one as a wedding gift and it has been used to make coffee for guests over the years.  The carafe cracked - probably a result of the move.  A bought a replacement ($10.57)  and ... it didn't fit.  With a sigh and a "take two" I went back to the store to return the carafe and redo my search.

I was lucky as there wasn't any line at the customer service desk and I got my refund after a 30 second wait.  I went back to the coffee maker area - bigger and better laid out than all the other small appliances in the store - testament to the popularity of coffee - and realized they didn't have any carafes that fit our eleven year old machine.  Sometime during the last ten years they changed the capacities of the carafe from 10 cups to 12 cups and they didn't tell me. I looked at the machines and realized that the machines only cost a few bucks more than the carafe alone. I picked out the cheapest one ($9.60).

So that's the exciting day I'm having so far. Tonight, after a great home cooked meal, we see the Niece dance.


  1. I don't drink coffee either but also have a maker for others. Mine has to be ancient as it was the grandma's before it was ever mine.

    Did you ever drink coffee?

  2. JaG: No, I never drank coffee. My parents did and I was the one who made it in the evening for them but I never had any myself. I guess I associate it with being my parent's coffee slave :-)

  3. The Parentage both drank coffee as a kid, and still do, but I never developed a taste for it. When they visit, they've resorted to bringing their own instant...

  4. GH: Every time we have coffee drinkers visit, we have to go out and buy coffee because the stuff we have gets old and spoiled.