So, to all those whom it may concern and to those who are just plain nosy, we made it back from Florida last week and for those of you that were stuck up here in the cold north, it was beautiful.  We had a couple days where the temp topped out at 83 and the AC actually felt good. 

Our trip was pretty much uneventful unless you consider that the first night we got a call informing us that our old yet faithful espresso machine was blowing off some steam (literally) and demanding some vacation time of its own.  Being the understanding, loving, kind and generous employers that we are, we finally relinquished to “her” wishes and gave “her” some personal time. (we don’t officially know the machine’s gender but if I would have to guess I would say its a female. Let’s just leave it at that)  She’s up and running again as of this past Wednesday and we hope that you were not inconvenienced beyond your tolerance zone.

Our planning for the expansion project is moving right along and we hope to be finished by late summer/early fall.  If you stop in and visit us after this point you will see our brand new Ambex coffee roaster in action.  And provided you aren’t too early in the morning you may also see our new “roast master” (yours truly) in action. (hopefully not running for the fire extinguisher!)  If you should happen to see me run out the front door with an empty extinguisher in each hand, for goodness sake, try to keep up!!

While we are on the subject, what is with all the stuff?  (OK so we weren’t on the subject but it’s hard to switch topics in midstream.  You have to keep things interesting if you expect other people such as yourself to waste time reading this rambling nonsense.  If your hands fall asleep while typing it must be boring!!)  Anyway we are in the process of settling into our new home and even though our new house is a lot bigger than our old house it is already filled with stuff.  If you look at my shop area you might think that it was the national headquarters for “garage salers anonymous” it is hard to believe I had all this junk squished into a one-car garage at our old place. Those of you who have moved recently probably know what I’m talking about.  You look around your house and say: “we don’t have that much stuff we’ll just ask a couple of our friends to come over and help us for half a day or so.”  Well 17.3 moving days later we still have more unopened boxes than we started out with.  It’s like they are reproducing.  So if you have misplaced some of your junk, I think I found it but don’t expect to get it back.  it’s going on Ebay, right back where you bought it from in the first place.

Well, my hands are starting to fall asleep so I’d better get off this 8 mile trip to nowhere and move along.

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  1. I resent the fact that you think old faithful is a female!  lol…ya i found your site…obviously…..reproducing boxes…hmmm…..thats enough to give anyone nightmares (shiver). 

  2. Hey, hey … Welcome to the Xanga World!  Maybe we’ll actually be able to keep in touch with you guys this way.  We heard we missed you Saturday morning … we were up at Essenhaus with a bunch of friends.  We (Jay & I) loved the post ~ your writing talents rival with ol’ what’s-his-face McManus.  Have a good one! … and we’ll be on the lookout for the empty fire extinguishers! 🙂

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