Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Baby, it's cold inside.

I should probably call the propane folks.

13 comments:

David said...

Too bad you don't have a Dell laptop.

Anonymous said...

Gawd I don't miss my propane days...ambient temp drops enough, and the tank level is low enough, you go from 10% to 0% just like [that].

Couldn't say how many times I returned to a cold house after letting the tank get low.

The Duck said...

Oh I'm sure you'll warm up when you get the bill

Tam said...

Yeah, it's so cheap this time of year, too.

jon spencer said...

Wait until tonight or tomorrow when the wind brings that below zero stuff.

Jeffro said...

+1 on warming up after getting the bill. My tank took three hundred gallons the other day at two bucks a gallon. Joy.

Bryan said...

Is that an Eddie Murphy reference?

"Baby, why's it so cold in here?"

BryanP

Oldsmoblogger said...

Strickland Propane have a Knoxville outlet? ;-)

mustanger98 on thr said...

Actually, bryan, I took it as a reversal of an old song that went "baby, it's cold outside". They used that song in a late-1940's movie called "Neptune's Daughter" which starred Esther Williams, Ricardo Montelban, and Red Skelton. It was hilarious.

Blackwing1 said...

Our weather up here in Minnesnowta seems to hit you down there a day or two after it's been inflicted on us. Today's high was 13, the wind is out of the northwest at about 30 MPH, and the temperature's been dropping all day. We're heading for -15F tonight. This big pool of nasty Canadian cold front will be swinging your way by tomorrow, or so.

Order the propane!

On t'other hand, you could just entertain yourself by burning dollar bills in a small wood stove. Given today's prices, it might even be cost-efficient.

Anonymous said...

When I look at the commodities online I am always disappointed in the propane prices. The stuff is dirt cheap at around a buck 90 a gallon.

If you factor in the energy content vs. other fuels natural gas and propane are way below the market value for the energy content.

Basically it makes our purchase of strategic natural gas resources a few years back just marginally economic. Bad business decision because not only did we not make much money (barely broke even) it through the company into another couple of years of turmoil.

So burn the gas, it is cheaper then other hydrocarbon based energy sources right now. Such is life in the oil business.

Ritchie said...

I'm sure you know this stuff, but it makes me feel all liberal to remind you-have a care for Demon Monoxide, and take good care of your indoor plumbing. Perhaps a trip to Bertha's Kitty Boutique for a batch of bedcats, specially trained not to clump up?

Matt G said...

Screw dat.

There's nothin' better than heating your house with pressurized explosive gas. Makes you feel alive, I tell you.