March 22, 2019: The Death of the Coffee Maker

Friday. A nice morning and not too crazy. But I got a cup of coffee that was left over from last night, microwaved it and drank that from the Fox “World’s Best Daddy” mug that Liesl made for me. Then when Dominica went to make her coffee for the morning, our coffee maker died. This was our Cuisinart grind and brew that we received as a wedding present fifteen years ago. Can’t complain about it, it has definitely lived a very long, very useful life. Sadly its last many years have been in storage and we only just started using it again. Would have been a little handier if it had died before going into storage rather than just afterwards.

It was a busy morning. We did a few hours of interviews, then of negotiations, and we ended up hiring someone new today. That took a good portion of the day, but we are excited. He will be starting on Monday.

This afternoon Isabella and Juancho came over until evening. So the kids were very busy all day. Work was busy for me. It felt like a really long day at the office.

This evening, after everyone went home, I cooked for a while. Hamburgers for Liesl and me (she is still addicted to them) and pasta with my famous butter, garlic, and sage for Luciana. I’ve totally become their favourite cook and they only want me making their food most of the time.

I watched more of the second season of Friends for a while. Then Liesl came out because she wanted to watch Once Upon a Time with me. She had started watching it back in Italy, which was early 2017. I have never seen the show at all, so we went back and started at the very beginning of the show so that we could watch it together. Liesl has gone so long without seeing it that she was up for watching it fresh to remember what happens.

We watched four episodes before it was time for bed. I am liking the show, it is interesting and different. Liesl seems to be liking it. It prompted a lot of discussion about some classic Grimm Fairy Tales as well.