It's Christmas Eve morning and the coffee pot quits. While those around me move into a state of emergency I'm remembering an earlier time when I warned Mr. Fixer-Upper we should get a new one as ours was, like us, perking awfully slow. I was ignored.
Daughter is visiting so she's quick to begin a search on her iPad to find the nearest source of a new one. Quickly she learns KEURIG coffee makers are apparently a popular gift this season. The model we normally buy is sold out in stores all around us. Only the more expensive models are available. Soon she and Mr. Fixer-Upper are out the door to purchase a new one.
Soon I receive a phone call telling me black is sold out and would I prefer red or pearl. This is an impressive piece of equipment but do we need all those bells and whistles? I think not.
I'm thinking we could have avoided the extra expense, and a lot of effort, if Mr. Fixer-Upper-Upper had listened to me that day in November when I mentioned it was time to buy a new coffee maker.