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Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread: Happy Father’s Day!

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This was a big day in the Condellberry household (that’s a combination of my last name and Drew’s last name, btw, and how we sometimes refer to ourselves for fun): Jackson used the potty for the first time! I won’t get too mommy-blogger on you (too late?), but I’ll just say that this wasn’t something I thought we’d start just yet, but in recent weeks Jackson had been letting me know in his own ways that he was ready, so I bought a training toilet and some books (I highly, highly recommend Zoo Poo: A First Toilet Training Book, and Potty because they are AWESOME), and then Drew and I briefly explained how the potty thing works, and I instructed him to let me know if he ever wanted to use it. I figured he’d probably just look at it and maybe play with it for a couple of months before actually trying it out. But, nope. Later in the morning, he told me he wanted to use it, so I put him on it and he went. And then he did it again right before lunch. And now I guess we are officially in the potty-training stage? I am simultaneously proud, excited, and horrified (um, trainer toilets don’t flush, ya know…).

ANYWAY. Sorry for that. I am a proud mama today. But this post isn’t about me. It’s about dads! I want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to Drew who continues to amaze me with his patience, love, and generosity. I wish I could go back in time and tell 22-year-old me that I would find someone who would not only be a kind, loving husband, but the kind of father anyone would be honored to raise a family with. Jackson is absolutely crazy about his daddy and it’s no wonder; Drew dotes on him and, in general, acts like he was born to be a father.

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My own dad is pretty awesome, too. I’ve written a lot about what it meant and means to have him as my dad, but more recently, it’s been so fun watching him enjoy his role as grandpa. Jackson adores his “papa” and begs me to call him (on Facetime) every day. He thinks his grandpa is super hilarious and makes cool noises. Once, my dad balanced a spoon on his nose and Jackson pretty much thought that was the best thing he’d ever seen. We are all so excited that my parents are moving back to the states in just a little over two weeks (after 40 years abroad!!) and we will hopefully see each other a little more. We’re looking forward to our visit with them later this summer after they move. It’s going to blow Jackson’s mind to see both his grandpa and his grandma in the flesh again and realize that they aren’t just talking heads on a screen.

In addition to Drew and my dad, I also have a wonderful father-in-law and grandpa, but they don’t read this site, so I’ll send my wishes to them in person and through the mail.

Happy Father’s Day to any dads reading this, and to those who are missing their fathers this weekend, I hope you have some wonderful memories to give you comfort.

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    Taylor June 14, 2013, 4:06 pm

    Three cheers for the Condellberry dads, and to all the other awesome dads, daddys, pops etc out there!!
    After more than a dozen years, I still miss mine, but wouldn’t trade the time I had with him for anything. My favorite dad memory was his laugh – big and booming like the man, often coupled with both lovely and off-key singing =)

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    Fabelle June 14, 2013, 4:10 pm

    The pictures are too cute! ahh. And I love the matching shirts.

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    lets_be_honest June 14, 2013, 4:14 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you are done with the potty training stage! That’s awesome. Get him a stepstool and one that does directly on the toilet if you want to avoid cleaning those things out.
    I can’t even imagine how awesome it must be for you that your parents are returning!

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    GatorGirl June 14, 2013, 4:19 pm

    Holy smokes potty training already!! that’s ahead of the game for boy. Go Jackson!! Also I love Condellberry. Too cute.

    Father’s day is a weird one for me. My biological father has been out of the picture for…20 years? and my step father has always been more of “the man my mom married” rather than my dad. Even though they have been married for 19 years. So I sent a Father’s Day card, but IDK, it’s a weird holiday for me.(And my husband too, he’s pretty much in the same dad boat.)

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      lets_be_honest June 14, 2013, 4:21 pm

      I wonder if you will finally get to enjoy it once GatorHubby (hehe) becomes a dad? I hope so, for both of you.

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        GatorGirl June 14, 2013, 4:24 pm

        I don’t *not* enjoy the holiday, it’s just not a big deal in my life. But yes, it will be an awesome holiday once we’ve had a child. I’m very excited about making it a special day for him. How does lil handle Father’s Day? She doesn’t call your BF dad right?

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        lets_be_honest June 14, 2013, 4:32 pm

        No she doesn’t, but she has said a few times that she wants to once we are married. She seems to think that that will like, lock him in as official dad? Whenever she has said this, he has told her she can call him that now if she wants, but she hasn’t yet. She will refer to him as dad when talking to others though sometimes, and it always sounds sweet to me. She’s made something at school for him for a few years now. He loves it.

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        GatorGirl June 14, 2013, 4:37 pm

        Aw, that’s so sweet. I refer to my step dad as dad regularly, even though I call him by his first name. I would let her transition to Dad as it comes, but it’s really sweet that she said that. She was, what like 5 to 10 when y’all started dating? About the same age as when my stepdad came into the picture.

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        lets_be_honest June 14, 2013, 4:40 pm

        5ish I guess?

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    TECH June 14, 2013, 4:27 pm

    This might be a really weird statement, but I always wonder what dads who abandon their kids on Father’s Day think about on Sunday. (Same could go for Mother’s Day.) I hope that comment doesn’t upset anybody. It’s just that on holidays like this I always tend to think about the flip side of things.
    Like fathers who lost a child and technically aren’t viewed as father’s by society anymore. Or fathers who leave their families.

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      GatorGirl June 14, 2013, 4:35 pm

      You mean like my deadbeat dad I haven’t seen in 20 years? Yeah I wonder what the heck he is thinking too.

      I facebook stalked him one time and saw he posted bragging about his daughter who graduated college, it took like all of my will power to not post how he lost his “dad” rights when he went MIA when I was in 4th grade. (Your comment didn’t hurt my feelings at all, just to be super clear.)

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        lets_be_honest June 14, 2013, 4:38 pm

        Wait, was he talking about YOU graduating college?! Holy shit, you should’ve posted whatever you wanted to.

        TECH, I’ve wondered what my kid’s father is thinking when its father’s day, and her birthday, although I don’t even know if he would know its her birthday, so moreso father’s day.

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        GatorGirl June 14, 2013, 4:41 pm

        As far as I can find out he only has one biological daughter (2 sons) and he was bragging about his daughter graduating. Yeahhhhhhh. Honeslty IDK if he knows when my birthday is either. I have no idea when his is.

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        rachel June 14, 2013, 4:39 pm

        Ha. My own deadbeat dad has kids from other women who maybe can celebrate father’s day with him.

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        TECH June 14, 2013, 4:41 pm

        Yeah, I guess I’m just not a holiday person because no matter what the holiday I just think about all the losses people have suffered. And you hear all these advertisements on radio and tv and the internet and my mind just wanders to all the people who can’t celebrate these holidays for intensely personal reasons.

        It’s probably why the only holiday I really like is 4th of July. Because who doesn’t like fireworks and barbeques? And I guess Halloween, even though I get scared easily πŸ™‚

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        GatorGirl June 14, 2013, 4:42 pm

        Cinco de Mayo??

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        rachel June 14, 2013, 4:53 pm

        or Cinco de Cuatro!

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        applescruffs June 14, 2013, 4:56 pm

        My dog doesn’t like fireworks?

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      kerrycontrary June 14, 2013, 4:42 pm

      I don’t think fathers who lost a child aren’t viewed as fathers by society anymore. I know a father who lost a child and we all know fathers day is a little more difficult for him.

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        TECH June 14, 2013, 4:50 pm

        I’m sure people who are close to him are sensitive to it being a tough day. But it just seems like we’re baraged with media that reminds us it’s Father’s Day, and I can only imagine that it stings for people who have lost children. Like, would people at work say, “Hey Jim, Happy Father’s Day” even though they knew his child wasn’t around anymore? It just seems like a hard issue.

        It would be wonderful if fathers who lost their children still received cards and gifts or had special events planned for them. But I wonder if that’s true for the majority of childless dads.

        Ugh. I don’t know why my mind wanders to all these sad places πŸ™

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        lets_be_honest June 14, 2013, 4:57 pm

        Its interesting the way you think, but also so sad!

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      nico_lasa June 14, 2013, 6:57 pm

      I really don’t know… I have a “deadbeat dad.” I wasn’t raised around him and he’s never made any meaningful contribution to my life. The extent of our relationship is on facebook. So, this father’s day, I’ll be celebrating my wonderful mama- who was both a mother and father to me. And I’ll be going to my SO’s family’s father’s day celebration … that was a lot of apostrophes.

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      SpaceySteph June 16, 2013, 6:58 pm

      There was an article I read around Mothers Day about women who are dealing with infertility/miscarriage/loss/etc. and how Mothers Day is difficult for them and that not all “mothers” have children of their own. It was specifically talking about how in the author’s church on Mothers Day the preacher always sermonizes about mothers and asks all the mothers in the church to stand up and be recognized… so she stopped going to church on Mothers Day so she didn’t have to keep sitting there when she wanted so badly to stand. Very sad.

      I imagine its similar for men who lost a child or have infertility issues.
      I feel like women are more likely to speak out (write out) about these things than men though, so we never get to hear that side.

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        SpaceySteph June 19, 2013, 11:31 am

        Oh just saw this relevant posting:

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    Lindsay June 14, 2013, 4:28 pm

    I knew Father’s Day was coming (I get email alerts about holidays and birthdays), but forgot to do anything about it until Wednesday. So, I quick ordered something with two-day shipping on Amazon (through Wendy’s link!), but still forgot the card. I sent that Thursday, so no telling if it’ll make it on time. I am so bad at this.

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      Fabelle June 14, 2013, 4:34 pm

      Ughh I ordered something on Amazon because my mom sent me the link to it, but it came early & my dad doesn’t like it (he apparently wanted a very specific type of weedwacker…) so now I have to go shopping. And since we’re celebrating tomorrow instead of Sunday, I only have tonight :-\ (sorry to rant as a reply, but you just made me think of it!)

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        Lindsay June 14, 2013, 4:40 pm

        Ugh, what a hassle!

        Sometimes I feel like I get off easy by living so far away, but then I remember that I have to have my stuff in the mail several days in advance, so I understand the time crunch!

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      kerrycontrary June 14, 2013, 4:43 pm

      I sent a little gift but forgot to send a card. Thankfully my parents don’t make too big of a deal out of these holidays.

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    Lyra June 14, 2013, 4:35 pm

    I love my dad to pieces even though he can drive me crazy. He’s one who gets overly involved. Like, he has to fix EVERYTHING. I know I’m lucky to have a dad that cares so much about me, but it can get obnoxious. In the last year I’ve really noticed how much I appreciate him. When I moved, he rented a moving truck halfway between my parents house and where I lived and drove the truck 250 miles to my place, helped me load up everything, and drove the truck the 500 miles to get home with me driving my car. Talk about dad of the year award.

    He shows his love by helping people. And the more he likes someone the more he will help them. I’m kind of stuck since obviously I’m his daughter, and his youngest child…but it’s been really amazing watching him and my boyfriend get to know each other. My boyfriend and I have helped my parents out around their yard. They own a beautiful 8 acre hobby farm and the boy loves being outside, so we both have helped a lot as they’ve planted their garden and getting everything ready for summer. My dad loves to show my boyfriend how to do everything and he LOVES that the boy is willing to help. So much so that my dad in turn will do everything he can to help the boyfriend. It’s really fun to watch their interactions. My boyfriend’s dad isn’t really in the picture and he has had some issues with his step dad in the past so I’m glad I get to share my dad with him. πŸ™‚

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    mylaray June 14, 2013, 4:38 pm

    Both of those pictures are adorable!

    I’m not a huge fan of father’s day since my parents really haven’t been in my life for a long time. It’s taken me a long time to get over the hurt, but hopefully things will change if I have a child in the future. For me, the worst thing isn’t the nonexistent relationship, but that everyone often has special plans on that day. My boyfriend and his family always extends the invitation for me to join along, and while I love them like my own, I’m not really ready to do that yet.

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    lemongrass June 14, 2013, 4:45 pm

    I’m looking forward to Mr. Grass’ first fathers day as a dad. We are going to the beach for a weenie roast and if E cooperates I’ll bake him a cake. I don’t expect his gift to come on time (whoops!) but I’ll show him the link and I know he’ll love it because he’s really corny.

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    bethany June 14, 2013, 4:50 pm

    Congrats on the potty training!! I know boys are usually a bit slower on that, so it’s amazing that he’s into it already (Think of all the money you’ll save on diapers!). My coworker’s son is a little over 3, and has ZERO interest in potty training. She’s not so happy about that!

    The past few weeks we’ve been hanging out with our neighbors a bit more, and it’s been sweet watching my husband with their 2 year old. It makes my ovaries ache a little, because I just know he’s going to be an amazing dad.

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    veritek33 June 14, 2013, 5:08 pm

    I happen to have the greatest father ever, and I’ll be hanging out with the old man this weekend, watching WWII shows and making him his favorite fried chicken – because that’s what he specifically requested for Father’s day. Happy FD to all the Dads (be they biological, adopted, step, whatever) out there!

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    Addie Pray June 14, 2013, 5:09 pm

    Happy Father’s Day, Wendy’s Dad, he’s my favorite!

    But is it really Father’s Day already? I’m the last to know everything – especially what the weather’s going to be.

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      Wendys Dad June 15, 2013, 12:39 am

      Thank you, Addie. That was a nice thing to say.

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    AKchic June 14, 2013, 5:21 pm

    Today is my step-dad’s birthday. I already texted him (he was at work), and made sure my ex knows to have J call later today when stepdad is off work.

    This weekend – rewashing Ren Faire costumes before hanging them up for the summer, planning an Alchemist Guild Girls night/slumber party at my house for next weekend, continue debating on whether I want a full-on cast party at my house with 3 fire-eaters/dancers who will want to “play” once the booze is flowing, other laundry, mailing out books for J since he finished all of his already, and trying to relax since I’ve been going balls to the walls for the last 3 weeks.

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      lets_be_honest June 14, 2013, 5:23 pm

      Sounds boring! You just never do anything interesting AK πŸ˜‰
      Hope you get to relax

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    Classic June 14, 2013, 5:43 pm

    I love the Dad photos and the matching flannel shirts.

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    AliceInDairyland June 14, 2013, 5:30 pm

    I think I am going to a Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Festival tomorrow! You buy a wrist band and then get to eat as much of these three items as you want for like 4 hours. I am talking bacon ice cream, mac and cheese and bacon. BEER. And Sunday we are going out to dinner for Father’s Day.

    YES.

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    • Lindsay

      Lindsay June 14, 2013, 5:40 pm

      That is amazing.

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    • Lady_Red

      Red_Lady June 14, 2013, 6:37 pm

      Wow, that sounds like the best festival ever!

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    • mandalee

      mandalee June 14, 2013, 7:17 pm

      I’ve been to a bacon and beer fest before but cheese TOO? Sigh. So amazing!

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      Taylor June 15, 2013, 8:36 am

      That sounds magical and delicious! Where do you find such a festival??

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      mrmidtwenties June 16, 2013, 12:10 am

      it sounds like you’re describing heaven, seriously that is my heaven anyway

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      AliceInDairyland June 16, 2013, 10:28 pm

      Oh I forgot, it was also Polka fest:

      It was pretty awesome, we got a wine tasting in, I had macaroni and cheese with bacon, a burger with bacon and bacon jam(?), and maple, chocolate, bacon ice cream. πŸ™‚

      And I found a Duluth Trading Company outlet store so I scored some super cheap farm pants. BEST WEEKEND EVAR.

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    mandalee June 14, 2013, 7:15 pm

    Congrats on entering the potty-training stage! Such an exciting milestone!

    My parents live five hours away so I won’t be seeing my dad this weekend but I’m sure we will have a marathon phone session like we do every Sunday. I’m so glad I’m finally at a point where Father’s Day isn’t stressful for me. My dad had a very, horrible rough childhood and a lot of his scars from that spilled over into my childhood. He had a lot of anger issues and it was rough dealing with it, but he went through a lot of therapy and got involved in a church and he’s such a happier person now. I’m so proud of how far he’s come and I’m also happy to finally have a relationship with him.

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    Sue Jones June 14, 2013, 7:48 pm

    Yay!!!!!! Jackson went poopy in the potty!!!!! A BIG cause for celebration! And a number 2??? Go Jackson!!! Anyway… since we are on the subject, my little guy learned to pee in the potty by taking off his diaper when he was at home and having him be naked, taking up the carpets to the wood flooring.. and the first time it goes down his leg, explain where the pee goes… My own mother told me to do that. Kind of like cleaning up after a puppy… Best of luck! It shows he has control and awareness which is a HUGE step in the right direction! Congratulations!

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    findingtheearth June 14, 2013, 8:06 pm

    I have been in kind of a panic that my daughters father might make an appearance and demand some time or something. I haven’t heard anything yet. It would put me in a rough place, as he has had no contact, but I don’t want to be a jerk. Ack. This is what lawyers are for.

    Besides that, I completely spaced it was Father’s Day on Sunday till about Wednesday. My dad has been snippy with my lately because I spend a lot of time with his sister and her boyfriend and my daughter has gotten really close to them. I feel like the jerk child, but seriously, phones work both ways. End of rant.

    Happy Father’s Day to all those father figures out there! And to the mom’s who assume both roles!

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    XanderT June 14, 2013, 9:29 pm

    My father died a few months ago and I did not go to his funeral. Don’t allow anyone to convince you that you must go to a toxic parent’s funeral. You don’t need to go. Period.

    My 9 y o granddaughter’s dad left her years ago. Every time she had been instructed to make a Father’s Day card by school teachers it has always been addressed to Mom and Nana.

    My son is just now allowed into his daughter’s life at 1 year old – and he feels so happy to be given the chance to be with her! His daughter’s mom’s family have kept him out. The court system has let him in.

    Happy Father’s Day to all the involved fathers out there and to the Moms & Nanas that do their best every day of the year.

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    Wendys Dad June 15, 2013, 3:50 am

    OK, everyone, Wendy’s Dad here, aka “Grandpa”, aka “Papa”, and of course, there’s my real name of Ed. As Wendy has alluded above, the Queen and I are moving back to the USA after 40 consecutive years of living overseas. Will there be a culture shock? Oh, hell yes. This is not something that we had planned to do at this time, but the military drawdown in Europe caught my wife’s job this time around. Instead of taking a move to wherever Uncle Sam needed her (and we have already been to some ratholes), she elected to retire and move back to the States (or “CONUS” in milspeak).

    Here’s the problem. For the past 24 years out of those 40, we have lived in Germany where the current is 220v, 50Hz. We had to get rid of all of our kitchen appliances. Buying new ones when we get “home” is not going to be much of a problem, except for one. I don’t know which coffee maker to buy. I don’t need the top-of-the-line model. As a diabetic, I don’t drink a lot of exotic coffee drinks or even cappuccino. Just my regular gallon (or so it seems) of coffee every morning will suit me just fine.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a “documented” immigrant to the USA?

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      katie June 15, 2013, 9:36 am

      welcome back! haha, im sure everything will take some getting used to, but im think it will be more like riding a bike- itll come back to you.

      as for coffee makers, i think that depends on how much of a coffee snob you are. what do you currently use? there is french press, cold brew, drip, espresso, ect, ect… and of course the current “thing”, the keurig. there are tons of ways to make coffee! whatever you currently use though, im sure you can find something similar or even the same in the US.

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        katie June 15, 2013, 11:25 am

        oh and also, i dont know what being a diabetic has to do with coffee restriction, but cold press coffee has less acid in it. so if that is part of the “bad” that coffee brings you, look into cold press!

        it tastes like 100 times better, too.

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      GatorGirl June 15, 2013, 10:33 am

      If you’re looking for a regular automatic drip coffee pot- I had this Mr Coffee one fore over a year and it worked like a charm. Nothing fancy, just brewed a pot of coffee.

      We just upgraded to this Cuisinart one which is discontinued but we love Cuisinart overall.

      If you drink more than one cup a day, a Kuerig makes no sense, IMO. Also they are incredibly wasteful,so I would steer clear.

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      d2 June 15, 2013, 10:43 am

      For everyday morning coffee, I prefer drip. I used to use everyday/cheap coffeemakers. They would last a few years, and I would buy a replacement. Eventually I bought a good Cuisinart (see link below) and I will never go back to a cheap coffeemaker. The coffee tastes so much better because of the improved control of the drip and temperature, and it is repeatable. This model has a nice adjustable warming plate (that doesn’t overheat the coffee), has a self-cleaning mode, and it just keeps going year after year. I use fine mesh metal filters because paper blocks too much of the coffee oils and essences for my taste.

      I like to grind fresh beans, so I got a Cuisinart mill (see link below). It has multiple adjustments to adjust the grind, so you can dial it in to match your preferred taste. Until I had this, I never realized how much the grind details could affect the taste. This was a difficult purchase decision because It was so expensive, but I am so glad I got it.

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        Wendys Dad June 15, 2013, 12:25 pm

        Thanks, everybody, for the hints. I’ll have to check things out when we get back. Considering that we just bought a new car on a spur-of-the-moment decision, maybe I’ll have to wait until I lay out a few hundred on a fancy coffee maker. And d2, your link turned out to be a hoot. Every time I click on it, the site came up in German with quotes in €. That’s because I’m still in Germany, I guess. No problem, I can read the German, but whatever I buy will be in the USA for a coffee maker made in Japan, or Korea, or Indonesia, or whatever. I think that the Bunn coffee makers are actually made in my hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Maybe I’ll check them out as well.

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        Pamplemousse Rose June 15, 2013, 5:49 pm

        I have the Coffee maker in the first link and love it!! But I also made sure to find it with a stainless steel carafe so the coffee stay warm longer.

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      lemongrass June 15, 2013, 12:37 pm

      I can tell you what not to get. I have this coffeemaker and it’s great except for the plastic handle/rim expands and leaks. Makes tasty coffee though.

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      Christy June 15, 2013, 8:17 pm

      Hey, Wendy’s Dad, unrelated question. Were you and “the Queen” ever in Wiesbaden? My girlfriend went to high school there back when it was General HH Arnold High School. Oh, and she recommends Black and Decker coffee makers.

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        Wendys Dad June 16, 2013, 11:19 am

        Christy, we have been to Wiesbaden, but never worked there. I used to go frequently, because our European headquarters is located there. BTW, the school is still General HH Arnold High School. It is about to grow, because the Army headquarters in Heidelberg is moving to Wiesbaden and all of the facilities in Heidelberg are closing.

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        Christy June 17, 2013, 10:37 am

        Hmm, I thought it was renamed Wiesbaden High. Oh well, thanks for the info!

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    • fast eddie

      fast eddie June 16, 2013, 9:35 am

      Welcome back the colonies Ed. Now you can attend your duties as a Grandfather more frequently.

      Our old Hamilton Beach coffee maker has served us well for the last several years. It’s simple but functional, however the time and status isn’t back lighted and the small font is hard to read. Although it’s reliable I can’t recommend it.

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    sarita_f June 15, 2013, 10:37 pm

    Hi everyone! I’m rarely on threads anymore but I just have to spread the love – my SIL gave birth just a little bit ago, making me an official, “by-blood” aunt for the first time! So I got to tell my Dad – “Hey Grandpa _f, for Father’s Day I got you the present of… deferring until Grandparent’s Day!” And tomorrow I’ll get to tell my little middle brother Happy Father’s Day! Need to call my mom now. Good thing pressure’s off for now, it’s getting old telling my parents that if I ever make them a grandparent it’ll be the second coming of christ!

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    • katie

      Katie June 16, 2013, 8:25 am

      Yay! Go aunties!

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  • katie

    katie June 16, 2013, 9:57 am

    ughhh you guys i messed up my couponing trip at walgreens today. fuck.

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  • fast eddie

    fast eddie June 16, 2013, 9:54 am

    My father was absent for most of my early years and abusive when he was around. The whole of my dysfunctional family left me with no desire to have children and I got snipped as a divorce gift to myself. It gave me empowerment to restructure my life but limited my appeal as a life partner for decades.

    We foster kittens from the local shelter which is a good substitute for kids. I read and see people who have and/or are great Dads. My hat’s off to parents that take it seriously like Ed and Dru. I wish them the honors of the day.

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  • LM

    LM June 17, 2013, 10:53 am

    Those are such great pictures! I love the second one!

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