Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Gas Is Back

     ..And it's a gas, gas, gas -- all of it safely contained, according to the Gas Co. man, who looked askance at the old kitchen stove (I think it's from the 1960s, not what I think of as old, but...) before relighting the pilot.  (Possibly because the plumber had left that valve open and he'd ignored Tam's mention of that before making his first pressure test).

     So we now have heat, a working stove, and, presently, I hope to have a nice hot shower.  Heading that way now -- pardon my dust!


Keads said...


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...


Phssthpok said...

"-- pardon my dust! "

I got an image of the classic Saturday Morning Cartoon effect of the Road Runner 'exiting, stage left' to the accompaniment of 'ricochet/fading rocket sound', 'zoom lines' , and 'gently dissipating, vaguely character shaped outline of dust'.

Dave H said...

Hope you enjoyed that convenience of modern living, the hot shower.

I've found that the worst part of living without hot water isn't the lack of hot water, it's trying to maintain the standard of cleanliness expected by everyone else in the office who still has it.

Guffaw in AZ said...

"...and you're gonna be sorry"
(sung to the tune of 'Your Boyfriend's Back)

OH! You mean natural gas!

Wait? What?

I know, I'm such a teenage-ed boy!

Seriously - nothing better than a hot shower.


Drang said...


Old NFO said...

Woo Hoo! :-)

Jeffro said...


Roberta X said...

Dave H: For me, it was not so much the difficulty of maintaining the same standards of cleanliness (though I did cut back hair-washing to every other day), it was *not* *freezing* while maintaining the normal level of cleanliness.

Probably 50% of my shower time is, I must admit, just luxuriating to the hot water on my sore back instead of practical bathing. Drop that and I have time to struggle with bowls of hot water and standing tub baths. It's no darned fun, though.