Miss Fix-it

Hey there! How was your week?  Mine was pretty fine but not too eventful.  I did have two terrible things happen between yesterday and today though! 

This is my favorite coffee

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and this is the bottom of the can!

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The thing is our Trader Joe’s isn’t open yet so I had to go to HEB to refill my coffee stash.  Did the price of coffee go up?  My 1 lb bag of Breakfast blend was $15!  Ouch Crying face  The grand opening for TJ’s is scheduled for October 19th and it can’t come fast enough!

This here is my little coffee/smoothie corner in the kitchen.  When I got my super expensive coffee home I went straight here to make my coffee only to find my Keurig was sputtering at me.  It only put out a couple of drops and then died.

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I thought that maybe it was a fluke so I ran it again and I once more received a lot of noise from the motor, a sputtering and only a couple of drops of coffee.  Disappointed smile Oh nos!  This wasn’t even about the need for caffeine.  I have a lot of studying to do and it’s super gray and dreary outside.  I needed the comfort of my warm, caffeinated, little cup of joe! After a brief panic and contemplation of running to the store to get a new coffee machine, I decided to see if I could fix it.  A quick google search produced an article explaining how to use a paper clip to remove a potential clog inside the machine.  So I got my paper clip,

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opened her up and started poking around the drip pin inside the machine.  It took about 4-6 times of running the machine but by the 6th time, the water was flowing forth from my little machine.  Success!  I ran it through with some vinegar to clean out the pipes and then made my coffee.  A study session ensued

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I still haven’t been able to try out my new watch because of thunderstorms but I plan on trying tomorrow morning. Assuming there are no more storms. The one nice thing about them is that San Antonio has cooled down a lot . . . at least for now. I’m not sure if it’s going to warm back up or stay in the 80-90s until November. One other good thing about colder, gray days?

Emily’s Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

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I adapted her recipe using:

  • 1 can chick peas, 2 cans red kidney beans
  • fire roasted tomatoes w/garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • I added kale at the end of cooking

I’m off to go get some more studying done and watch some back episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. 

Have a great night!

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