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Topic: to them that wait... (11 msgs / 192 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
I was on IM with my cousin Greg, giving him the details of my upcoming 
trip to NYC and explaining that I was going to have Miss Silvia 
delivered to me there, when Greg said "Silvia, hummm, we have one of 
those." It turns out that his dad had bought one about 9 months before 
he died in May, and no one has used it since then-- "Too much trouble."
And this is after Uncle David actually had it tricked out with a PID and 
various other things.
All I have to do is box it up, and take it home. Greg's even going to 
bring it in to where Uncle David bought it and make sure it is operating 
as it should. Apparently the guy he bought it from also did the mods.
Greg drinks Folgers.

2) From: Michael Wascher
Very nice of him.
On 8/10/06, Vicki Smith  wrote:
"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

3) From: Lynne
Wow. Talk about serendipity ("Serendipity" is one of my absolute 
favorite movies, btw).
Bet you're glad you never converted him away from his Folgers, right?
P.S. Make sure you salute your first cup with a toast to all Folgers 
Drinkers in the world when you get home!
Vicki Smith wrote:

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Congratulations! Good thing cousin Greg isn't an eBayer:-) Now which grinder
are you going to buy to pair with Missy?
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

5) From: Leo Zick
mm mm good!

6) From: raymanowen
The F-word of Big Coffee-
I'm sorry.
Old guy apologizes...ro
On 8/10/06, Lynne  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

7) From: Brian Kamnetz
I'm pretty sure that Uncle David is smiling somewhere, knowing that
his tricked-out Silvia is going to a good home with his (probably
favorite!) niece!
As Mike (just plain) it toasting Alfred, anyone who wishes can toast
Uncle David, and his belated bequest to you.
On 8/10/06, Vicki Smith  wrote:

8) From: Vicki Smith
TY for that, Brian.
This is going to be a sad trip, with bringing back Miss Silvia the only 
good part. My son has been living with his grandmother (my ex's mom) and 
taking care of her and another great uncle as he finished getting 
various techie certifications. Grandma, who was always more like a 
mother to me than my own mom, has galloping dementia and Uncle Max is 
probably only a few months (if that) away from his death.
I'm going in to help my son get ready for his move to Detroit, later in 
the month, and to handle various things having to do with settling Uncle 
Max into a hospice, and arranging for 24 hour care for Grandma too. It's 
been a rough ride these past six months or so, and I have generally gone 
into NYC every few months (as have other relatives, taking turns) and 
spent untold hours on the phone helping my son oversee the care of these 
elderly loved ones.
My son needs to resume his life, and now, the last of the oldest 
generation are almost gone. They have lived good and long lives, each is 
almost 100, but it still seems too soon to be losing them.
Brian Kamnetz wrote:

9) From: Spencer Thomas
Life does throw us curves every now and then, doesn't it.  My father-in-law
and his wife are in apparently declining health and mental acuity in their
80s and 70s, respectively.  We're starting to think about what will need to
happen in various possible scenarios.
Where (and to what job) in Detroit will your son be moving?  There are
several of us homeroasters in the greater Detroit area.  A meet-up
(presumably with coffee) might be a possibility?
=Spencer in Ann Arbor
On 8/10/06, Vicki Smith  wrote:

10) From: Vicki Smith
I'm not sure yet. He is moving in with a friend, who currently has a one 
bedroom apt. somewhere near where he works. The two of them are looking 
to rent an inexpensive, smallish house. My son and this other fellow 
have been friends since 2nd grade, and they have both done a lot of work 
customizing cars and motorcycles. They have decided that they need to 
live in the same city to make it into a full time thing. My son will 
probably be working in the IT department of one of the bigger companies 
whilst they get it going. His friend is a mechanical engineer, currently 
working for GM.
My son doesn't drink coffee, but I'll no doubt be there for a visit a 
couple of times a year.
Spencer Thomas wrote:

11) From: Lynne
Vicki - 
I'm sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you - been there, myself.
You have a GOOD son there! How many young people would do that - take 
care of their grandparents? Not easy, for anyone.
My mom passed away when she was 82. I also felt that there was too 
little time... we never had it easy, between us, but I think we resolved 
our differences.
Take care of yourself.
Vicki Smith wrote:

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