If We Were Having Coffee

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If we were having coffee…

This morning I would have asked if we could meet down the road at my favorite little diner for our cup of Joe. I’ll gladly buy, and if you like they have wonderful breakfasts too.

According to Mama (and I must agree) our house is in a state of chaos. The renovation project is in full swing now. Single bulb light fixtures hang from wires just below where the ceiling used to be in both the kitchen and dining rooms. Tools, boards of all sizes, trim and even ceiling tiles are stacked where ever we could find room.

Cabinets and walls have been removed leaving  odd shapes in the carpet, and the drawers are stacked on the table so we can still cook when needed. Yep it’s chaos alright!

If we were having coffee…

You’d be walking past mountains of snow. While Michigan didn’t get pounded quite as hard as some of the east coast, we did add another 24″ or so to our totals this past week.

Just from shoveling our walk, the piles of snow are  chest high to my six foot frame.

Oh and I would have to tell you about our youngest pup. She’s a Saint Bernard just over a year old. I laughed as I watched her explore the most snow she has seen in her lifetime.

With springs still in her feet she bounded through snow drifts bigger than she is! She romped through the yard, snorting as she emerged from another drift. And bit the air in an attempt to crush the still falling snow between her teeth.

If we were having coffee…

I’d ask how you faired this past week. Did you get lots of snow where you are?

There’s a flu bug going around, and I do hope it missed your house.

The bug the struck the Alan household was not one that struck the human race, but rather the fleet of cars that get us around. So my week has been spent shoveling, working on the house and poking my head under the hoods of cars.

Even Mama’s comfort cruiser decided it needed attention. The new ways they have of building cars now days, well, they make me want to slap the snot out of the engineers who designed them!

“Hey Frank, lets design the water pump on this one to be inside the motor.”

“I love the idea Jerry, and the weep hole that tells you when it is going out should drain into the oil pan.”

“Ha perfect man, every back yard do it yourselfer will find antifreeze in their oil and think the motor blew a head gasket.”

So it’s off to the shop with her car. The ole Jeep is still rumbling through the snow happily though. It gets Mama to work and home everyday while the comfort cruiser pretends to be a lawn ornament.

If we were having coffee…

About now I would have to wave off the waitress who stopped by to refill my cup. You can feel free to have another, but I must get back to work on the house.

I’ve got about two weeks left before I return to work, and mountains of renovation work to finished before then.

Next week the house should be together enough for our coffee time. And hopefully I will have cake too! Since the tax season is just winding up, Mama is gone for long hours so it is up to me to cook for the clan.

What I am not though is a baker. But the cake pan is empty, and Mama is too busy to bake.

One of our girls volunteered to stop by and give dear ole dad a baking lesson. This should be interesting to say the least! I don’t get along very well with Mama’s oven.

Till next week, may the sun shine on your world, the breeze be at your back, and I hope all the stars align to give you the best week yet of 2015.

And don’t forget to stop by Part Time Monster’s link site for more coffee. Honestly, can you ever have too much coffee?

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10 responses to “If We Were Having Coffee

  1. Ah now you got me wanting cake! Thanks for the coffee and the update on the remodel. It sounds like you really have your hands full! Don’t overdo it this week and we’ll see you next time!

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    • I’ll make sure to save you a piece. Mama stocked up the pantry with ingredients so I can “practice”. I guess she knows me a little too well at times!
      Thanks for stopping by, see you next week.

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  2. We have been having an eerily warm winter in Louisiana. Today’s high will be in the upper 60sºF. I’m not a fan of snow, but it’s been years since we’ve seen any. A little more snow and a little less flu would be nice.

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    • If memory serves me right, you and I had a conversation about needing warmer weather for Madri Gras, and it likes like you have it!
      Just do me a favor and keep it down there for a bit longer! I still have some ice fishing to do.

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      • Ha! I of course want the snow after Fat Tuesday. And only for like 2 days of snow during the week so we can get off. I don’t want snow ruining my weekend.

        We’ll try to keep it down. *fingers crossed*

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  3. heatherjacksonwrites

    Haha! My dad has the same complaints about the mechanics of modern vehicles.

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  4. When you talk about your pup in the snow it reminds me of our boxer. We call it porpoising as he rises and falls through the snow that goes over his back.

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  5. The renovations sound exciting! I could just picture your dog romping like that- wonderful image! Stay warm!

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