8/17/11

A Most Terrifying Morning

It was like any other weekday morning. I dragged myself out of bed in time to take a shower and stumble downstairs to open the daycare. The dog was scratching the back door to get out, so I slid open the glass door and he bolted past me to chase a rabbit across the backyard. In his grand exit, he bumped into one of the chairs on the deck, so I grabbed it with one hand to move it over so the children don't bump it when they come out to play later. I felt a crunch beneath my thumb as I moved the chair and saw a stinkbug fall to the deck from the chair. Gross. Holding my breath I ran for the kitchen sink, scrubbing furiously so as not to stink all day long. Disaster avoided. Deep breath. I hit the coffee pot button so my morning caffeine IV could be inserted via my coffee cup. I grabbed the food and water cups for the dog, filled them and carried them outside to the dog run where Buddy was waiting and wagging, ready for breakfast. I scratched his ears and headed back inside. I dropped the cups into the sink and looked over at my coffee pot. It was only about one cup full. UGH. Gonna be a long wait. Wait. What? Where's the coffee stream? Huh? No more coffee coming out of the spout? OMG. No. This can't be happening to me! Okay, calm down. Turn pot off and on again. Nothing. Unplug and plug in again. Nothing. Try another plug. Nothing. My level of panic began to rise. Then a feeling of calm came over me. I hollered up the steps, "Hey Johnny!!!!" My dear husband appeared at the top of the steps like magic. "My coffee pot stopped working. Please bring me the coffee pot from the bedroom for today." Yes, I really have one in my bedroom. I literally drink coffee from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. I spend my days downstairs in the daycare area and my evenings and weekends in my bedroom. I have a desk in both rooms and a laptop so my work area can go with me. So, thankfully, my most terrifying morning was resolved. Whew. And tonight, I get a new coffee machine!

16 comments:

  1. Great post. I don't actually drink coffee but my hubby does and I can imagine him reacting the same way. Just stopping by to say thank you for participating in my Autism Awareness Wednesday Blog Hop. I am sorry it took me a while to get around to visiting but it gets very busy here with 5 kids. Sarah http://acceptingandembracingautism.com

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  2. Funny! I don't drink coffee like the previous commenter but I know for the majority of the population (like my husband) they have to have their morning coffee.

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  3. LOL! I have considered putting a pot in our bedroom. Little Bit is such a light sleeper that as soon as you sneak out of our room he wakes up. I have to lie in bed and count the moments until coffee time, hehe.

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  4. My heart was pounding out of my chest at the thought of no coffee! Have fun picking your new coffee pot!

    Jessica
    http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

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  5. I felt your fear reading this post! I'm drinking my first coffee of the day right now. I remember when I drank around 6 cups a day! With nursing I have had to calm down so I don't overload the baby on caffeine, haha. Glad you have a back up!

    http://livingoffloveandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  6. And you laughed at me for having FOUR coffee pots in the house!!!

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  7. OMG I am so excited you have a coffee pot in the bedroom. My husband and I have been discussing this for some time. I am sending him the link. Stoppin by from Twitter.

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  8. I personally have Krups thermo pot so I can just make the pot and drink it with a straw as I work. LOL, Only joking but my family would be surprised if they saw it happen. I do have the Krups but I never have to use the thermos as I'm continually making coffee too.

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  9. a coffee pot in the bedroom?! love the juxtaposition of caffeine + bed!

    [oomph.]

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  10. I am not a coffee drinker but wish I was.
    Sounds like you should have just gone straight back to bed and cancelled the day.

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  11. PS. Now following through GFC as well.

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  12. The stink bug scenario had me chuckling!!! (poor little guy was probably resting in the cool shade and then...) A moment of silence please!

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  13. I'm pretty sure my husband (who is a paramedic) would resort to a caffinated IV drip if his coffee pot died. I should probably look into getting a spare.

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  14. Ha! I thought I was bad at being dependent on my coffee habit! You win! So glad you got it worked out!

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  15. I would have been freaking out! That would be like looking for a coffee disc one morning and realizing all I had left was decaf! lol!

    Thank you for joining voiceBoks Christian Moms Blog Hop! We're excited to connect with other Christian moms!

    -Jennifer
    http://imitationbydesign.blogspot.com

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  16. So my coffee maker died this morning. I think it must be a coffee maker virus going around. Mine sadly didn't survive. I had to drag myself to Mom's this morning and demand she make me a pot, lol!

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