Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Furnace Chronicles Part VI: Ant Kicks Grasshopper’s Ass

In the summer you don’t need a furnace. So you’ve got time. What do you do with that time? First you fish, then you mow the lawn, then you prepare for winter. It is as it has been since the … Continue reading

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The Furnace Chronicles Part V: To Have My Cake And Flush It Too

Even at my subarctic hovel, summer must come. By then I’d saved some scratch to install a furnace. At my leisure. No hurry at all.  Cash.  How cool is that? Then the septic system went all third world on me. … Continue reading

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The Furnace Chronicles Part IV: Economics Thoreau Style

By now I was a man on a mission. I wanted to exploit my dead furnace “event” to: Save some bucks by NOT financing a new furnace. Live a year of flipping the bird at oil companies. I was adamant … Continue reading

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The Furnace Chronicles Part III: I Decide To Experiment

Any fool with a credit card would have dialed the furnace company the day mine conked out. Our society is mostly fools with credit cards. They’d be immediately raked over the coals for emergency, overtime, weekend installation of a second … Continue reading

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The Furnace Chronicles Part II: Preparedness Is Unrewarded

The furnace died and it’s very cold in the winter. Fortunately we’d prepared for such events. We have a wood stove. The wood stove heats the house just fine so long as you keep the fire going. If I were … Continue reading

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The Furnace Chronicles Part I: The Call

Every man has gotten “the call”. This happens when you leave town for a trip. The phone rings and folks back home explain how civilization has gone off the rails in your brief absence. In theory, a woman without a … Continue reading

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Blogroll Update

Yesterday Borepatch and Plumbum et Circenses kicked over some cyber-rocks and found my post Are We Not Men buried underneath a pile of disinterest.  Soon my little corner of the Internet was awash in viewers!  Thanks!  Both are now on … Continue reading

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