Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Day 8 - Steam Heat
Did I burn the kitchen chairs in the fireplace? Did I set the henhouse on fire. Why no! I utilized STEAM HEAT Newton...and the magic of electricity!
My first line of defense consists of two 1500 watt electric heaters from Wal-Mart that have to be kept on medium so they don't throw the breaker. They're not really enough to do the job below 40 degrees but it keeps the chill off somewhat.
The coup-de-gras` in the war on hypothermia was a stroke of genius that came to me between shivers. An alignment of opportunities, if you will.
I don't do dishes as often as the health department says you should. Every few days is not uncommon. When my creative muse shows up in the little french maid skirt, the housekeeper splits. I don't care. I think she pees in my coffee.
It occurred to me that were I to heat water on the stove for heat, I could also utilize same water to wash the mountain of plates, bowls, spatulas, spoons, and coffee cups that appear to be breeding on every available inch of counter surface in my galley region. The undeniable odor of something unrecognizable emanating from my little kitchen sink, (a subtle aroma with pungent overtones), tell's me the time has come. It's been awhile and I do have soap:-)
I filled my old cast iron Dutch oven up with water and put the matching cast iron lid (Lodge brand 14" low-profile skillet/lid - available at Cabela's), on the Dutch oven and, Voila!!!, we have a radiator. I even use mine to keep the coffee pot warm. Works like a charm and my skin is glowing. Had no idea I needed to moisturize this badly :-)
For the most part, You're gonna wanna go big. A good sized St. Bernard, for example, is about a 12,000 BTU unit depending on the fuel you use. (Multiple units are recommended for larger structures.) With a single dog, and for as little as $35.00 a day, you can heat two sofa's, a laundry room, and an Ultra-king Serta (with air coils).
If you're crafty you can also weave beautiful alpaca-like sweaters for the whole family. Use supplemental units for additional furniture and family.
I knew when I was a kid that I wanted to play music all the time. I wanted it so bad it hurt. It hurt a little bit all the way here , and I never dreamed it would look like this - but I am certainly not complaining. Love has been more than kind to me, and I'm the richest cat on the planet that nobody knows about. Noone wants to steal what makes me rich, 'cause I'll give that shit away just as soon as look at ya.....and we'll all smile about that..
"Don't take any wooden nickels"