November 13th, 2013

book cover humor

My tweets

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Turning on furnace gets cool reception


            This has been the fourth year out of the last five when my furnace didn’t want to work in the fall. Who can blame it, really? My internal energy source also goes out this time of year.

            My house is heated by water—not steam, but hot water that circulates through radiators. Downstairs it’s the nicest, most even heat
I’ve ever had. On the second floor … well, it doesn’t get to the second floor. It used to. There’s one radiator up there, and it compares to the others the way a weak early January sun compares to a clear August day when the sun strips your skin off.
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