On Father’s Day and also the first day of summer, I got out of bed, went into my small kitchen area and made the coffee.
That’s how most days start with me – except yesterday morning, the damn coffeemaker decided to die. They say (who are ‘they’ anyway?) you get what you pay for and I paid a lot of money for that coffeemaker only a couple years ago. Never again.
Not knowing what I would do without coffee (without coffee, I don’t think I would have any kind of personality at all), I started to panic. I simply can’t wake up without this normal morning routine.
I then remembered that someone had given me some coffee bags. They’re like tea bags only made with coffee. Did I have any? Yep, there they were at the bottom of my food shelf.
I had to use hot tap water but I wasn’t about to complain. I took a lukewarm cup of coffee out on the porch – drank the stuff and also smoked a cigarette. My morning routine was intact.
I had a great Father’s Day. My kids and I went to Findlay Market, had a little lunch and had a great time people watching.
I bought some fruits and vegetables, a new fruit basket for my kitchen and a few other things. It was great hanging out there. Again, Cincinnati is lucky to have Findley Market.
Among the Father’s Day gifts I received was a $25 gift certificate to Kroger. Perfect!
On the way back home, I stopped at the Kroger on Ferguson and picked up a cheap coffeemaker using the certificate.
As of this Monday morning – me and the new coffeemaker are doing fine.
(Photo from flickr.com)