Waking up in Hawaii, listening to the birds sing and not hearing another sound is remarkable. No whiny cats. No world getting ready to go to work on this street. You know what's even more incredible? The fact that I was able to set up and use my new Keuric coffee machine without reading the manual. Usually foreign pieces of plastic are terrifying, in their own way, for those of us who find assembling things fairly frustrating.
After I set up the coffee machine and made my first cup of coffee, I read the manual. Then I promptly threw out the first cup and brewed another.
The photo above is something that is growing in my yard. It must grow only in the spring or summer because it wasn't blooming last winter. It's not coffee beans, even though there is a resemblance of sorts.
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