First we got the good news Saturday morning that TS Barry was likely
headed elsewhere -- sorry Panhandlers.
Then, later that morning, I glanced out the window at the neighbors
yard sale and there sitting on the middle of a folding table was a
Poppery II. Since you can never have too many backup roasters (my
primary is a white HWP but I already had one PII in the cupboard), I
grabbed my cash and headed out the door and across the driveway to
plunk down my $2. I particularly enjoyed the bewildered expression on
my neighbors face when in response to her, "So you're gonna make some
popcorn?" I said, "No, these make great coffee roasters." Once back in
the house I quickly stashed the 'new' PII away in the back of a
cupboard where my wife is unlikely to find it.
Things started to look a little bleak that evening when, about 2
minutes into a roast of Puerto Rican Yauco Selecto, the lawn guy showed
up and all of a sudden I had 2 lawn mowers and a gas powered weed
whacker going in my backyard. You can't even begin to imagine how hard
it is to hear first, let alone second, crack with that level of noise.
Fortunately, I seemed to have made a good guess on when to stop the
roast and, although it wasn't my best roast of YS it was pretty darn
good this morning. (I was also worried that with all that mower exhaust
in the back yard at least some of it would end up in my coffee but I
couldn't detect anything remotely similar in the cup.)
Now, if we can just keep dodging storms for the next few months...
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