Monday, November 14, 2011

Disaster Averted

Friday morning, Veterans day, Dragon was home.  He had the day off of work.  It was a work day for us.  The fall yard work needed to be done.  Grass cut one final time, leaves raked and limbs picked up from a recent storm.  And where we live, tumble weeds collected before they covered the yard.   I also had projects to finish up for a few clients.  (hate that serger.  It was still not working)

I was enjoying a lazy morning in bed.  Dragon got up.  A few minutes latter he came back in, asking questions about the coffee pot.  I started to get worried.  The coffee pot wasn’t dripping.  After several minutes it hadn’t started.

Yes, it is plugged in.

Yes, the right buttons are pushed and the lights are one.  One green and one red.

No, it isn’t doing anything.

Ok.  Time to panic.  Me without coffee for a day?  That is NOT a good thing at all.  Not with Dragon home for the day.

Supper Dragon to the rescue.  He heated water on the stove and poured it slowly over the filter basket and into the pot.  Fresh, Dragon brewed coffee.

Am I a lucky girl or what?  Love my man.

While I was working outside raking leaves and pulling weeds, he set up the camper.  It is a pop up and not a small task.  It is a hand crank model with two large beds.  Each side sleeps three.  It had to be set up all the way for him to retrieve the camping coffee pot.  It is just a cheap Walmart pot.  No timer.  No way to set how strong I want the coffee.  Just an on button.

So today, I am thankful to have my resourceful husband that found a way to make me coffee.  I am thankful he went to all that work just to get the camp coffee pot out of the camper.  I am thankful for cheap coffee pots.  And! ! !   I am thankful no one else saw what a treasure he was back when we were both single.

No more expensive coffee pots for me.  They don’t last any longer than the cheap ones do.   I still have two back up pots.  A Coleman pot that is made to sit on a propane stove and an old fashioned percolator.   Dragon wants to make sure I never have to go without coffee.   He gets his morning Dr Pepper and I get my coffee.

It was a good day.  Cold but good.


  1. Lol! I haven't got a proper coffee maker just plain old instant for me :) but, I seriously could not function without any type of coffee!

    Dee x

  2. Dee, Instant? Ick. Guess I am spoiled. What would the world be without coffee? I don't want to know!

  3. How sweet was that! What a good man you have!! xxx

  4. Very creative! I've had to do that with tea before when I lost my tea strainer, I used our coffee pot strainer. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, I have to have my Coke zero in the mornings and "H" likes to have his coffee.

  5. Mikki, Thank you. Love my man. Can you tell?

    Emi, I thought so and he did it before I got out of bed. What would I do without him? I been a coffee drinker since high school. You don't want to speak to me until I have finished half a pot. Black, in the cup.

  6. LOL, life without coffee would end in many, many spankings! Glad he fixed up your little world for you.

  7. oh what a sweetheart