Cold House!

As soon as I made that last post, I ran a quick errand, then I came back in the house and the Toyostove was flashing CL 02, which means no fuel. Wow.

I called Nishan. He had two five gallon jerry-jugs of #1 diesel he loaned me, so I went to his house immediately to get the fuel. I need to get those filled back up tomorrow and back to him. I broke the pouring spout off the top of one of the lids, perhaps you know what I’m talking about, the accordion looking translucent plastic funnels that fit the large holes just right. It was stiff and snapped instead of bending. Thankfully, I had one more spout with which to pour on the other jerry-jug.

So I need to get those two jugs filled up, and then buy myself two like jugs and fill them up and label them “Davis #1D” to keep laid by in store for emergency use just like he does.

Now I need to:

1)  call Delta Western and get fuel

2)  get a new shovel

3)  refill the jerry jugs

4)  buy my own jerry jugs and set them aside for emergency use.

That’s it for now.

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Need Fuel Oil soon.

This is my first post in a while.  It’s cold out and blowing.

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I haven’t had our fuel tank filled since December.  I hadn’t even thought about it since January.

I talked to Nishan tonight at the church potluck and he said I should get my fuel tank filled as soon as possible, because if it gets low, chances are there will get to be water in the line and then the stove will work intermittently for 1-2 weeks—not a good proposition in this kind of weather.  Recently he had a toyostove that had the fuel run out and it’s been quite a few days of watching to make sure it kicks back on after the fuel line gets clogged.

So, tonight after the potluck, I went out back and dug a trail to the tank then uncovered the top of it.  I don’t think that the tank has been filled since December. With a 275 gallon tank at 80-100 gallons a month, you can see why I’m a bit nervous about it all of a sudden, having thought about it and been warned about it.

I’m going to try to call them in the morning.

Also, the very top of the tank may need to be brushed off or something, but it’s pretty clear right now. The main thing I want to make sure we do is get that tank filled up again. I destroyed my plastic grey shovel when I hit the tank. So I need a new shovel now too.