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Topic: Moving is a pain ... but ... (5 msgs / 153 lines)
1) From: ginny
it is tuff, a real pain in the ass actually.
I am driving to Oregon in the morning. I will swing by and you can toss all the junk you do not want into my "little black 4x8" trailer.
How cool would that be? A trailer full of Sweet Maria's cast off's?

2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
... but the new building is going to be great.
So this is the big week we move, and I am about to burst a blood 
vessel over it. 12 hour days for the past several weeks. If I seemed 
distracted at the SCAA show, I was! (Well, the show sort of makes my 
head spin regardless ... it's hard to focus there.) So we have some 
incoming coffees that are pretty special and I am trying to get them 
on the list. Basically, this week we ship Mon and Tues, close Wed and 
Thurs, and ship again Friday. The idea was to prevent any big weekend 
backlogs, so I think any order placed by Monday PM or Tues AM should 
be on it's way. We might be able to send some orders Thursday but 
we'll just have to wait and see. The new place is nice. We are about 
20 blocks south, bigger building, better organization, etc. The real 
cupping room will have to come later, but even the one I am setting 
up today is a LOT better than the crammed little corner I was working 
with at the old place. Another fun project (but one that has to go on 
the backburner for a couple weeks) is the fact I have a 12 K Diedrich 
again. I couldn't help myself (not like we need them for capacity). I 
"discovered" this roaster locally and the price was, well, I couldn't 
help myself!  So now I will roast on a Probat and a Diedrich and the 
cool thing is that I can direct a particular coffee to the best 
roaster for it: Probat for espresso, for "deeper-toned" coffees, 
Diedrich for cleaner, brighter coffees like Kenyas, Yirgacheffes, 
etc. It will be fun! The next week is going to be rocky, and I am way 
behind on my personal emails etc. I have not been able to keep up 
with the list too well either, sorry. Usually I am at least scanning 
everything and reading the topical threads, but there just aren't 
enough hours in the day.
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george

3) From: Gene Smith
Tom, could you elaborate on the "why" of this?  When you get a free moment, 
that is!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

4) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
Did you see the one about the Jimmi Kampi from ECAFE? Did yo get to try 
it at SCAA?
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

5) From: David M. Lewis
At 11:56 AM -0700 4/24/05, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
We're very happy, both for you and for us. Get some sleep when it's done.
"A fool and his money are soon elected."
	- Kinky Friedman

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