Between supervising the installation of new sliding doors on both balconies, and beginning with my gun-buddy carpenter friend to re-do the baseboard moldings and door casements, I’ve been busy.
More pics to come but not today. I have a bathroom vanity to go pick-up, and there’s some light electrical work and furniture moving on Teh List. And the Master Bedroom will get a fresh coat of paint for the first time in fifteen years, after the new clerestory windows are installed…
UPDATE: The windows guys are here and on the roof cutting holes…
Careful, that’s an 11-1/2 feet ceiling up there on the ladder, and windmills are associated with a high incidence of injury and fatality.
We are (that is, I am) doing this in preparation for the tear-out that’s coming on Monday, it’s Demolition Day for the kitchen renovation.
I also needed to re-attach the escutcheon that had come loose from the ceiling and descended the length of the down-rod.
The clean and fresh blades will help circulate air trapped up in the high ceiling cove during the renovation work.
Minutiae. My wife is doing well in her recovery from some dental surgery on Thursday that I didn’t mention, and has the rest of the week off. She has plans for me and I’m going to be busy.
Meanwhile today we walked out to find that my truck has a flat front tire (passenger side). and the neighbor who parked her car close-by isn’t home. I put the jack under it to take the weight off the rim and the bead, and chocked the back wheels, but tweaked my shoulder in the narrow space and decided it will have to wait to fix it tomorrow. Fine. Just as well. Messy-dirty job.
Imminent Failure – such as acne-scarred zitface Dictator chubby-man Hugo Chavez’s boils and pustules and the collapse of his country’s economy through Socialist mismanagement and derangement – became evident. Ok I just had to throw that in.
After repeatedly mismanaging its grinderous duty and despite repeated admonishment and cleaning – the plasticifferous degradation had became realized and Le Grinder Bodum est Mort.
The Interw3bz is full of advice and cost comparisons, from Home Barrista’s encyclical discussion of flat vs. conical burrs to CoffeeGeek’s voluminous comparatory listings.
I surfed on the aroma of fresh ground beans. Sadly we’re not making espresso in a La Pavoni Stradavari or even a cute little Innova, so we don’t need grinder that dumps to a doser. Cost is negotiable but we wish to avoid, “Not the best option even with bargain basement pricing.” and/or, “Tried to add a metallic flavor to my beans… a definite don’t buy!.” But still $375.00 on an Pasquini Moka90 is excessive – again, we need the grounded-up grindings to go into a hopper not dose into a portafilter. Or however it is said in Espressolalia.
So out I go in the overcast and cold afternoon. The Breville® Conical Burr Grinder at Bed, Bath and Beyond looks promising.
UPDATE: We got the Capresso Infinity, also a conical burr grinder to feed the drip-coffee maker. It’s capable of grinding down to espresso-dust level but we just use the Cuisinart dripper – I wish we had an espresso machine but they’re also bunch of work (and cleanup) and morning coffee is a necessity, not a luxury or even an option.