I’m amazed that anything glass can get delivered without being broken but sometimes it does happen.
Yesterday when the UPS man drove up, it was already dark so I flipped on the outside lights and walked out to get my packages. When he lifted the box of bottles from his shelf, it didn’t sound good. He kinda grunted and I said “Does that sound like broken glass?”. He said yes and made a notation on his little electronic delivery gizmo.
I opened them and there were three broken bottles. I called Amazon and they’re super easy to deal with. Replacement bottles are on the way.
Vince and I were talking last night and here’s my question: Suppose 30 years ago, we lived in Brownwood, Texas and we wanted to make kombucha. We didn’t have the internet (so I would never have known about kombucha). We didn’t know about Amazon. How would we have gotten the bottles we needed?
Vince lived in Athen, GA and he was brewing beer back then. They had a little local brew group and a store that catered to home brewers so he would have been able to get the bottles locally. I guess me living in Brownwood . . I would have been out of luck!
I do often think of that though. My grandma was very smart and loved learning new things. She would have loved the internet. Without the internet, I wouldn’t be “friends” with most of you! Even though I waste way too much time on the internet and I want to try everything I see . . I’m very thankful to be living in this day with all the opportunities we have, including being able to have kombucha bottles delivered to my door!
Sherrill Pecere says
Yep!! I love the internet (probably too much) and it gets me in ALL KINDS of trouble!! I poke around looking at quilt blogs, at Pinterest, at Amazon, at allrecipes.com and then it’s time to go to bed!! HA
Judy, you would have had the best situation ever. Bwd had a Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant on Fisk St. across from HPU. They filled bottles only, in the days prior to cans…Wow, a long time ago. So, you could have bought your Dr. Peppers, drank them, and then had the empty bottles for your Kombucha!!
We grew up 12 miles apart in South Louisiana and didn’t know the other existed. Then we met on the internet. You were in Kentucky and I was in CA, and we finally met in person when you came to CA and stayed with me for the quilt show. Now you’re in Texas and I’m back in LA. Maybe we can meet up again!
Becky T says
Well there is always canning Jars!!!!
My Granny used to make root beer and sasperlia and bottled them in pop Bottles with a lid press
I’m using a Hodge podge of old GT Synergy bottles and washed beer bottles. It makes it interesting when I gift a kombucha in a beer bottle. I looked at a few bottles on Amazon, but decided to keep my recycled approach. Which bottles did you end up with?