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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 10:53am

Our discussion on phones, especially landlines, got me wondering how many of us will be impacted with all the coming changes in our world

Do you still write checks?

Do you get a newspaper delivered to your home?

Do you have a single serve coffee maker?

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Registered: 12-23-2006
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 11:13am

We still write a few checks but use online bill pay for most of our monthly bills.

We get our main newspaper The Washington Post in kindle format now
so no newspapers get delivered to home.

Since I am only person who drinks coffee the

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 11:45am
I write checks, but VERY few now.

We do get the Sunday paper delivered; we'd stopped but got a Groupon that was $1/week for that delivery plus $40 off from that as gift cards to Shop'n'Save so...

DH is the only one who likes coffee; he stops on his way to work on occasion at a St Louis Bread Co (Panera). Probably be cheaper if we got a single serve maker; I do have a press that'll do 1-3 cups but he likes stopping - his vice; I'll give it to him.
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 12:11pm

I write a few checks but pay by debit, EFT, or e-check whenever possible. I do A/P for dh's business and I'm surprised by some businesses (such as insurance companies) that still don't have an online payment option.

We still get daily home delivery of the newspaper at dh's request. He likes to read the paper while eating breakfast; and he works on the computer a lot and doesn't want to be on it any more than necessary such as to read the news.

I don't have a single serve coffee maker, as in one that uses those little pods of coffee. I have an old Melitta cone that I use to make my daily 12 oz cup of coffee; the filter and grounds go into the compost. I haven't researched the pod system but wonder how "sustainable" they are with all of the packaging?

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:21pm
I still Write about 10 checks per month. I still have a landline. I still get the paper delivered everyday. And I still have a twelve cup coffeemaker. Add to that that my cell phone is a go phone and I am a complete dinosaur.

Robin
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:28pm

I only write checks to the VERY few places that do not have on-line pay, auto-debit, or charge a fee to on-line pay--like Bank of America-stupid!

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 8:09pm
How about a French press? That is a technological antique, but mmm does that make good coffee.

Robin
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 10:16pm

LOL, great minds, and all that.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 8:38am
As mentioned, that's what I use for dh - works very well.
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Registered: 08-06-2009
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 10:11am

My coffee grounds go in my compost pile too.:smileyhappy:

Have you seen where Melitta is making their filters out of Bamboo for more sustainable living?

I have a press for my organic tea leaves, however, my husband drinks so much coffee it is easier to use the 12c drip machine. We use a gold filter it came with my machine.

I asked about the single serve makers because at our store we sell huge amounts of k cups and now mr coffee has a single maker along with the Kreuig and Breville. Both do have a little single gold mesh cup you can put your own ground beans in so you don't have to buy all the packaged cups. Guess most folks care more for the convenience then our landfills.

I have a friend who owns a coffee bean shop and she makes us a special mix and got me hooked on grinding my own beans and selecting teas.

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 10:17am

Hi Robin,

Have you noticed your newspaper getting thinner?

Our Sunday paper is about the size of our old Wednesday with coupon papers. Seems my newspaper has cut back on their syndicated columnists too.

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