from what I've been reading here ... it would appear than many [several?] of you are familiar with my old stomping grounds. North central IN. Prolly was MI before they cut a piece off to give IN great lake "frontage" ... My dad worked in the band instrument industry.
I've been down here so long, that I am semi-native.
Got a bag of Mexican beans, from the roaster. Good stuff.
There are a couple varieties I don't care for. One is a specialty bean. Dried with the cherry on. Might be an acquired taste ... reminded me of chicory. And I am not too keen about dark roast, in general.
No "weather" yet. Was too warm this AM. Clouds on the western horizon. Looks like it is coming. Our winter precip mirrors SanDiego, if you scale it back a bit.
Sugar Maple's got my immediate attention as well. Can't find it locally, but found this at Amazon.... just not sure if this is the same thing as Sugar Maple.
Maybe rude, but Sergei is not new. He bought my OO Fortes about 6 or 7 years ago and the whole process and transaction went very smoothly although it did take over two months for them to arrive to him. Thanks Marshall for the help.