Monday, February 19, 2018

Fixing the Furnace Blues

The oil furnace in my 1850s Vermont farmhouse may only be a century newer than the structure itself. When it was last properly maintained by a professional is anybody's guess.

Only after I'd overreacted to a low ebb on the cycling a couple days ago, and took well-meaning advice to check the photoelectric cell and nozzle, did I find out about all the things I didn't know about repairing an old oil furnace.

I'd already done everything you're not supposed to do to the nozzle before I found out the best thing to do is to buy a new one.

old wires=faulty connections

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Saving Your Life Will Do"

I'm getting with some old friends
Who have something for you
My means are about your ends
(Saving your life will do.)
February 17, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

"We Are in Trouble"

I think we are in trouble
As current trends portend
It's fix-it-on-the-double
Before we round the bend.
February 16, 2018