Monday, January 12, 2009

Fit and workin' again.

Sickness all gone and feeling like I belong to the human race again.
Then the heating oil ran out on Saturday…I know, I should have checked the tank.
I had talked about it two nights previously but never did anything about it.
The oil won’t arrive until Wednesday so it’ll be a bit cool around the house until then.

Saturday night and all day and night on Sunday were spent sitting by the fire, which was really great and I thought that having no heating oil was actually not such a bad thing. Though Mrs M would probably vehemently disagree. Lots of coal, slack and logs used and a serious heat was generated. Being on call I couldn’t enhance the heating with a glass of whiskey or three. This shall be remedied this evening. Whoo-hoo!


Anonymous nick said...

You can't win with this green business. Apparently 85 per cent of the heat from an open fire goes straight out the chimney, but oil and gas are unreplaceable fuels we should be using less of. Perhaps genetic engineering will one day enable us to grow fur and solve the heating problem?

2:05 PM  
Blogger Mudflapgypsy said...

Nick: A back boiler would heat the entire house from a fire but a retrofit is out of the question.
The heat does mostly go up the chimney. If building a house from scratch a masonry stove can be installed that heats up with a couple of burns a day keeping the ambient temperature at a comfortable level. Needless to say I would love this and a couple of acres to coppice willow and maybe eucalyptus to feed the stove with. one can dream, pity not having any money to realise it.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Manuel said...

bet it's like bermuda in your house now.......!

11:04 PM  

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