Sshhhh... the dogs are still in bed. For them this is just another sleepy Sunday morning. I'll have to head off to work in a little over 3 hours. Boo. Hiss. Of course, they will have done their potty outside and have will have nibbled on their breakfasts before then, just like any other day of the week. With the sun rising later, however, they are sleeping later, which is fine. They're dogs. They have a good life.
A little over 3 years ago I purchased a Mocca Master coffee maker. 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐with over 5000 reviews. Well, I perhaps should have checked out the .5 that gave it a bad review, I'd have learned something. Almost every one of them complained about the on / off switch, an issue which reared its tiny head about 2 weeks ago. Some mornings I need to toggle the switch back and forth to get it to turn on. The good news is that the on / off switch is really the only thing covered by the warranty. All I need to do is pay the shipping to San Francisco, $35.92 ground Fed Ex, anything faster I'd need to add an additional $100 to the bill. Mocca Master would ship it back for free after repairs. The reality is that it's cheaper to purchase a new coffee maker than have this one fixed, so a new, less expensive Krupps coffee maker arrives today.
It's been over a month since my neighbor's husband died. The house is still not for sale. Her daughter thought she could sell it 'as is' to the neighbor across the street. That fell through. The daughter wanted him to accept too many exclusions: asbestos, lead paint, possible structural damage to the roof, a whole laundry list of problems she didn't want to deal with. A house flipper might buy it, but not at her asking price.
Here's a picture of another one of my autumn roses.