[Homeroast] Caution paid off this morning

Doug Hoople doughoople at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 15:57:41 CDT 2012


You know you've got it right when things go right even when they go wrong!

Well done, Jim!

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:

> An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
>
> Brian
>
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Jim Gundlach <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>
> wrote:
> > About a year ago I put in a counter with a sink that is dedicated to
> coffee.  My espresso machine is connected to the water line, that includes
> a special filter, so I don't risk running out of water.  The sink is half
> sink and half a lip that was designed to collect water dripping from hand
> washed dishes.  My espresso machine occupies that chrome lip so any water
> or coffee leaking or spilled from the machine is headed directly to the
> drain.  Well last night we had a visit from a skunk, I did not see it but
> my nose told me it was here, and in response to the skunk's presence our
> dogs started barking.  My wife's response was to tell the dogs to shut up.
>  I told her that their barking would run the skunk off so let them keep
> barking.  Anyway, I was wide awake at about 2:30  this morning and it took
> quite a while for me to get back to sleep.  The rare result was that I was
> still sleeping when my wife woke up this morning.  Anyway, when I woke up
> she told me she had turned on the espresso machine long enough ago that it
> would be hot enough for me to go ahead and make our morning espressos.
>  When I made it back to the part of the kitchen that holds the espresso
> machine, I found that it was constantly pumping water through the empty
> filter.  The fact that the espresso machine was sitting on the lip of the
> sink caused all that extra water to just run down the drain and I did not
> have to mop it up.  The water running through the machine did keep it from
> heating up so we still had to wait a while to get our morning cups.
> >    pecan jim
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