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Yes, that’s a Chinese diagram of a heating pump


Meh. I flipped on the water heater in anticipation of a long, hot bath tonight and…the central heating pump died.

Yes, you heard that right: we don’t heat water all the time. Once every couple of days will do it. We’re reflexively cheap, the both of us.

I’m’a go sulk. And drink. But mostly sulk.

No, wait…mostly drink.

Also smell, because I need a bath.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 19, 2017, 9:28 pm

Ha! The Weasel most certainly WILL be bathing ce soir! We have a backup electric water heater and I have switched it on.

Generosity is my middle name. Or is it Parsimony? I forget.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 19, 2017, 9:32 pm

I must smell worse than I realized.

Comment from Timbo
Time: September 19, 2017, 9:35 pm

Uncle, could your middle name be Redundancy?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 19, 2017, 9:58 pm

Nekkid bathing is known to be unhealthy anyway.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 19, 2017, 10:45 pm

How is it that Mdme. Weasel, cohabiting legally and all other ways with Uncle Badger, did not know about the backup electric heater that…WAIT! This is a backup heater for the water in the tub? How did it get pumped into the containing tub without… Never mind.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 20, 2017, 12:08 am

Backups are indeed important! (see yesterday’s entry)

Pro Note: Vodka is not only good to drink, it also works as a deodorizing cleanser.

It’s an intoxicant! It’s a body wash!
It’s an intoxicant! It’s a body wash!
It’s BOTH! It’s TWO! TWO! TWO mints (?) in ONE!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 20, 2017, 12:04 pm

Isn’t electricity insanely expensive in the U.K.? I am not surprised that Stoaty did not realize there was a back-up electric water heater at Badger House. It’s for emergencies only.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: September 20, 2017, 2:55 pm

I love a happy ending.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: September 20, 2017, 3:37 pm

Hmph. We have a boil-water advisory for the east bank of the river, which is where I work. This means making coffee with bottled water, which I already do, and brushing my teeth after lunch with the same, which I’ll have to put into a cup. Fortunately I live outside the advisory area. The water I left for my cats this morning won’t kill them. (I hope.)

Last month inspectors discovered that a lot of the pumps which keep the rain from flooding the city were in lousy shape or just plain didn’t work. Now this. Yet another example of Noo Awlins’ “Manana, senor” attitude, or maybe it should be “Demain, monsieur.”

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 20, 2017, 6:42 pm

Find my Lamborghini?
Free my Lama?
Feel my Lasagna?
Flush my loo?

Follow my Lead!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 20, 2017, 9:03 pm

Fuck my life. It’s summat the kids say. Kids drop f-bombs like it was nothing at all.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 21, 2017, 11:00 am

you were supposed to run with pretending it was Not that.

FTA stands for Fun, Travel, Adventure and not Fluck The Army.
IHFTP stands for I have truly found paradise, not I hate this flucking place.
EDS stands for Electronic Data Systems, not every day sucks, everybody drinks seriously, everyone does suits.
Oh wait… It did stand for Electronic Data Systems…..

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