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GVDub
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:32am
Subject: Internal conflict
 

Sitting, right now, in the back of my car, is the box I received here at work containing an NS Ellimatic I bought from the BST forums. I am at work for another 5 hours. I have a community meeting I'm obligated to attend tonight at 7 pm. If I'm lucky and the freeway gods are appeased, I'm home between 5:30 and 6 pm, which does not leave enough time to set it up, fire it up, make sure everything works, and pull a preliminary shot or two to test before I have to be back out the door. And a double or two at 10 pm is not a wise move.

Is it so wrong that I'm eyeing the door and considering an early exit today?
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012, 11:49am
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Are you hours flexible at all?

Can you leave early today, and make it up later this week?

At least it's Monday, that is usually the best traffic day in the evening, although I might have just jinxed you.

Good luck with your new toy.  It that the predecessor to the Oscar?

Randy
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012, 12:53pm
Subject: Re: Internal conflict
 

GVDub Said:

Sitting, right now, in the back of my car, is the box I received here at work containing an NS Ellimatic I bought from the BST forums. I am at work for another 5 hours. I have a community meeting I'm obligated to attend tonight at 7 pm. If I'm lucky and the freeway gods are appeased, I'm home between 5:30 and 6 pm, which does not leave enough time to set it up, fire it up, make sure everything works, and pull a preliminary shot or two to test before I have to be back out the door. And a double or two at 10 pm is not a wise move.

Is it so wrong that I'm eyeing the door and considering an early exit today?

Posted July 23, 2012 link

Bring it into the lunch room and let 'er rip.

Len

 
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GVDub
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012, 12:57pm
Subject: Re: Internal conflict
 

It is the predecessor to the Oscar, and my first non-lever machine (Hmmmm, first an early '60s Caravel, then a mid-late '80s Ellimatic - maybe by 2025 I'll have one o' them new-fangled E61 machines).

Unfortunately, the back and left side panels got munched in transit (known issue with the Ellimatic when not packed quite properly), so it's not pretty. At least the back will be facing the wall, and I can do some Plastic Weld repairs for the moment.

Fortunately, I've found replacement panels, so it'll be pretty once again, eventually.
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GVDub
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012, 1:21pm
Subject: Re: Internal conflict
 

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Bring it into the lunch room and let 'er rip.

Len

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The only grinder I've got here is my old Dienes Moka to use with the Zerowatt/Caravel Ursula, and some of SM's Origen Positivo Espresso blend (but not enough for dialing in a new machine), otherwise, I'd be doing that.
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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 5:13am
Subject: Re: Internal conflict
 

Having a new toy and not being able to play with it can be hard!

Congrats on the "new" machine and bummer about the shipping damage. I replied to your other thread about the first use of the machine.

 
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