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Ann just came by and turns out the whole Ron/neurologist conversation/decision happened this morning and not yesterday.  And she's actually gathering her ducks.  She asked a couple of very reasonable 'should I do xxx' questions.  She cried a little but she really seemed to kind of have it more together than I would have guessed.  Her neighbor across the hall set her up with a great service here in town that handles end of life services (cremation, death notices, social security stuff, etc.) and she was very grateful to know that she didn't have to worry about that stuff.  Tija got Netflix to put her account on hold.  I agreed with her plan to hire our friend, Jeff to handle the estate or find someone to handle it if he can't/won't.  It sucks but it could suck more.


In concert with Ron's dying, the dishwasher dying and the rain in my living room, my $200 Keurig coffee maker - which I love - is sputtering. I cleaned it all out and descaled it and still... it used to spit out a cup of joe in under a minute. Now it takes 2. What's next, 5??!! How can someone live like that?  I checked online and their website says my warranty expired on June 3 of this year. Of course it did.

But, I figured I'd call them and see if there was a revival technique I could try. The nice lady took my serial number and looked it up and told me, contrary to what the website says, my warranty is still valid.  She's sending me a new coffee maker!!!


I never heard of CMT's Crossover program but this latest one has Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry on it and it's quite fun. I've told TiVo to get more, silvousplease.


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Jun. 15th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
One of the best things my grandparents (both sets) did for my parents was buy prepaid end-of-life plans, so everything was all taken care of when they went.

My Keurig, which has lasted through many, many years, finally died last weekend. The vignette surrounding it was fun (as background, I must have caffeine, or people get hurt):

Me to the husband on Saturday, as he's reading something at his desk: "Hey, remember how I said the Keurig wasn't doing so well? Well, it finally died."

Him, while looking down at something: "Okay, well, we'll go get one tomorrow."

*pause, count one, two, three*

He looks up, with a slightly panicked look in his eyes: "I mean today, we'll go get another one today!"


We got a replacement that afternoon.
Jun. 15th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
hahaha if mine had died dead, I would have absolutely had to brick and mortar a new one today. I'm pretty sure mine will hang til the new one gets here... hope hope hope

and I so love that you have love.
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