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Topic: thump, thump, thump (14 msgs / 190 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
That is not really the sound my brand new Rocky made when it fell from 
my arms and bounced down the stairs to the basement. I am practising my 
acceptance of the ways of the universe, and planning a trip to Edmonton 
on Saturday where it will be placed in the loving arms of a very nice 
guy who repairs such things.
I did try making espresso in the bezerra using my old grinder, but it 
just doesn't cut it. I had too fast an extraction, and no degree of 
tamping would slow it down enough.
vicki the sad

2) From: Larry Johnson
Oh, babe; I'm so sorry. I'd loan you mine, if I had one.
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling
exception, is composed of others."
    -  John Andrew Holmes
On 2/15/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

3) From: Sue Bell
Oh, Vicki!  I am so sorry for you.  It's interesting that I don't
consider myself materialistic, but I certainly develop an affection
for my "toys."  My Rocky would fall into that catagory.  Let us know
if he fully recovers.  How many boxes of tissues did you go through?
On 2/15/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

4) From: Vicki Smith
He is broken in amazing ways, and although I am hoping that he will be 
repairable, I may just have to be content with owning a whole bunch of 
spare parts until I can afford to buy another one. Thanks for the support,
Sue Bell wrote:

5) From: Eddie Dove
Vickie ... you know I love ya and my heart just sank to hear that.  I just
know the gentleman will return your Rocky in mint condition.
On 2/15/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

6) From: Silvia Marsh
Oh, no...
I'm thinkin good thoughts for you and for Rocky.
On 2/15/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:

7) From: MichaelB
Sigh. Remember that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Hold out for that
sweet reunion.
On 2/15/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

8) From: Carole Zatz
Oh man, my heart really goes out to you ...
good repairmen are worth their weight in gold  I hope your Rocky is
quickly back where he belongs, next to your bezerra.

9) From: Vicki Smith
On the plus side...
My husband is a sweet and patient man, not much of a coffee expert, but 
he's a keeper anyway. He really, really didn't get why my brand new 
bezzera had to just sit there whilst I waited for a good enough grinder. 
This morning he asked me if I couldn't make him a "good enough" 
cappuccino for him with what we had on hand?
I found out that I can make one good enough for him to feel as if he 
hadn't just thrown out his money, and I also found out that I can use a 
whole lot of practise steaming milk and creating foam. Maybe the time 
waiting for Mr Rocky to get repaired won't all go to waste.

10) From: Larry Johnson
On 2/16/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:
To paraphrase: What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger.
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor

11) From:
Vicki., Vicki, Vicki,
oh no, please send your address so we can send you get well cards?
life will be ok!
---- Vicki Smith  wrote: 

12) From: Brett Mason
Hi Vicki,
Oh dear, we're hurting for you...  My Dive has given up the ghost (circuit
board) - so I am in the process of pulling parts and working on a skeletale
rebuild of a Unic Phoenix, using the grouphead and components from my
Tragedy is the unspoken part of coffee passion...
On 2/15/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

13) From: Scott Petersen
Vicki Smith wrote:
I was telling my wife about your tragedy and she reminded me that many 
credit cards offer insurance for such situations. I don't know anything 
about how you ordered it or what but I figured I would pass it along.
My thoughts and wishes go to a speedy recovery.
Scott Petersen (Vancouver, BC)

14) From: Vicki Smith
I'll check it out, Scott. I know one of our cards offers it,  just not 
sure about this one. In the states, my credit cards automatically came 
with insurance, but I know I had to add insurance to my card when I 
moved here and had a Canadian account. That is not the card I used for 
this one.
Scott Petersen wrote:

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