Of course, I can't blame AOL for the untimely demise of my coffeepot... or can I? Well, I won't.
About a year ago, I did a journal entry on my new coffeepot. Yesterday at 1 PM, it refused to make coffee. The warmer still works, but the heating unit that actually makes the coffee brew does not. I can do just fine without coffee, until morning; but Cliff was pacing the floor. Thank goodness I remembered having a jar of instant coffee upstairs in our camper box.
I'd drink stump water before I'd drink instant coffee, so in order to have a satisfactory dose of caffeine for this morning, I went back to the cabin and fetched the Corning Ware coffeepot I picked up at a garage sale for a buck. It's electric, although I was going to try using it at the cabin by just setting it on the burner. It makes darned good coffee, I'm finding out!
It will get us by, but we're going to be getting another coffee pot of some sort, because I prefer drip to perked. Cliff says he really liked the Bunn we used for several years. I like it too, but it costs $100. And when it's time to de-lime it, it's a major production, putting the vinegar solution through it and following that with 10 rounds of water. Our well-water is very hard, and leaves calcium-lime deposits on everything.
I can get another Brew-station like the one that just died for $38, but since this one only lasted a year, I'm not sure I want to do that (although my son and his wife have used one just like it for years). I do like the way it works. Checking out Walmart online, I see Proctor-Silex is making an imitation of my dear departed Hamilton Beach for $28.76.
I got my $350 orthotics (shoe inserts) yesterday. I was instructed to use them only two hours the first day. Today I can go four hours, and in a week or so I should be using them all the time. I'm anxious to try them out on the walking track where, by the way, I made four rounds yesterday. Maybe five today?