Monday, February 22, 2010

As it turns out...

...the thermostat was hunky-dory.

The flammensensen/sparkenmacher gizmo, on the other hand, had macht mit der kaputten.

All is fixed, and the denizens of Roseholme Cottage are slowly thawing.

18 comments:

og said...

Sweetness. My personal favorite thing to do is to retain the component that caused you the grief, and take it with you on a visit to the range.

many cellphones, mufflers, hard drives, air-conditioning components,and "easy open" medecine bottles have accompanied me to the range, and they have all gotten to meet Mr Large Caliber Bullet. They liked Mr Large Caliber Bullet so much they got married, and now live in the landfill together.

Tam said...

Remind me to tell the tale of The Water Heater That Made The FFL Holder Take Cold Showers For Three Days at the next Blogmeet...

og said...

oooooh, you are so my kind of woman. Pity I'm married, old, fat, and broke.

Wai said...

There's nothing worse than a Frozen Tam on a Slick.

Joseph said...

"There's nothing worse than a Frozen Tam on a Slick."

That creates a mental image I don't want to ponder. I need some soap to scrub my brain now.

Joanna said...

"The flammensensen/sparkenmacher gizmo, on the other hand, had macht mit der kaputten."

ROFL. I loves me some ersatz German.

atlharp said...

Yah! Well that's good to hear that the heater is working. Nobody should have to freeze in the dark with an iMac.

Tam said...

eMac. I'm using an eMac.

One iMac is in the attic and the other is on the living room floor, waiting for Bobbi to use.

Paul said...

and what pray tell would bobbi use an iMac for? OTOH I don't really want to know.

Glad to hear your house is now being used as a habit rather that a rather large freezer.

CGHill said...

I remember having a gas line replaced in the back yard. The actual Biggus Diggus took only one day, but it took four days for all the interested parties to come in and mark their own lines, lest they be cut.

WV: upeez. Well, yeah, but that's because we're cold.

Tam said...

"and what pray tell would bobbi use an iMac for?"

Because it can't hurt to have at least a passing familiarity with the two most common computer interfaces?

GuardDuck said...

"Because it can't hurt to have at least a passing familiarity with the two most common computer interfaces?"

Wait, those funny mac commercials say they will do it all for me, why would I need to learn it?

Paul said...

I think two might be a little shy, unless you label them MicroSteal or Apple.

Been seeing some Vista boxes and PC 7 ones of late. I think I'll stay with XP till forced to upgrade.

But I do see your point. I've crossed over to the dark side more than once.

reflectoscope said...

Good news, man ain't that news.

Jim

Anonymous said...

Same problem with the wall heater in my family room. It's circa 1990's unt kaput.

The main heater, circa 1946, is still going strong! :^)

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"eMac. I'm using an eMac."

I prefer Vi, myself.

:D

WV: quidsts - that has something to do with that Barry Plodder kid, right?

ZerCool said...

'tis the season, apparently. The transformer on our water heater (oil-fired) died a slow and miserable death a few weeks ago. One visit from the repairman (hint: being able to tell the repairman "it does this and this but not this" is very helpful) and a not-overly-painful check later, we had hot water reliably.

The things you take for granted 'til they're gone...

Justthisguy said...

Og, ah yes indeed. I saved that liquid separator/water seal gizmo connected to the chest tube when I had the collapsed lung. I was gonna take it out and shoot it but the ex-brother tossed it before I got the chance.

WV: guilit. Bad conscience about using wrong hippy (Mac) computer?