"I prefer to die standing than living on my knees.” – Stephane Charbonnier
“We cannot sacrifice what is right for what is expedient.” – RadioMattM
Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas to all the comrades here and to your families and loved ones!To mark this auspicious occasion of the dates coinciding (first time since 2005 and last time til 2024), here we have Gentiles describing Hannukah:https://youtu.be/jAE6IV4yF7EFollowed by Why Jews really shouldn't want a Christmas tree (sorry, the gags are really "in" jokes for Orthodox Jews but still very funny). :))https://youtu.be/VyJWIDwZcdI
[checks calendar to be sure]Yes Happy Hanukah annie!Hanukah is great for lazy slacker Gentiles like me ;) we have the extra days we seem to need to get up and reach out, already built in! :D
LOL! Glad we could be of help. ;)
Happy Hanukkah, Annie. May this year's Festival Of Lights bring more light to a troubled world
Hi Dances! Long time no see. I wish you a Merry Christmas with all your loved ones. And a heartfelt Amen to your wishes.(PS: I found you on Twitter :) )
Woke at 2:15, shivering. Damn oil furnace not running. Again. Changed out the nozzle (furnace guy left a new one, just last week) It was completely covered in black sludge. That's just not right. Then due to being half-awake, I did not tighten the feed line nut all the way, so oil was running down the pump motor housing. Got that tightened, and the House stinks, but is warming.This is not an old furnace, but the idiots put it in without a fuel line filter, so nozzles plug too often. I'm at the point I could change it in my sleep. In fact, I think I just did that.But that does not explain the thick black sludge. It looked like a rescued duck after an oil spill
We have electric baseboard heating, but we are in a town house. Funny thing with the upstairs is that they ALL have to be on for ANY of them to work.When we moved in we had someone check out why the heating was not working. He switched them all on. We did not realize what was happening at the time, but the heat worked.[It reminds me of a story about Model T Ford salesmen. They knew that the fuel was fed by gravity. If they were taking someone out for a test drive and they came to a step hill, they would drive half-way up the hill then turn the car around and back the rest of the way up. They would point out that the car had enough power to BACK up the hill. The customer had no idea he was being hoodwinked, as the car would have died because no fuel was reaching the engine had they continued forward up the hill.]However, after having three extra people, one of them being a dynamo of a 16 month old, we are feeling a bit chilly today.
That smell. I know that smell. Grew up with a semi-crappy oil furnace.That sludge - what's the radiator run on - not water, right? Is it some kind of oil? Is the radiator system leaking into the furnace fuel supply?
Yeah. It smells like everything within 100 yards of a truck stop fuel spill.But it's hot air, not radiators, so the sludge on the nozzle came from ?????The furnace guy is coming back Friday and we will put a filter on the line. In the meantime I am just laying in a supply of nozzles
I was just looking a the sidebar and thinking of the two empty chairs at the table. May we go another five years before another seat becomes empty.
Not five. Twenty. Or more! I miss aridog so much.
DWT, it's really good to hear from you. I've wondered how you are! I sincerely hope that 2017 will be a good year for you and your loved ones.
And Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukkah, and Happy New Year to all my TCKT family! I worked really long hours this weekend, but my son, DIL, and granddaughter came down today to celebrate and exchange gifts. It did my heart good!
We had the same blessing for Christmas with my son, DIL, and granddaughter. They left yesterday. The house is empty without them.
I know the feeling Matt and Lady Red. We did it the other way round. We went to our daughter yesterday for candle lighting and supper, and were joined by our son and his family, plus our other daughter + hubby, plus our son #2. We were about 20 in all (including 10 kids, 2 were not there) and I'm sure you must have heard the noise over the ocean! :))Our younger daughter is expecting her first very soon now. Just started her 9th. I can't get my head around it. She's still a teenager to me, and I keep worrying she'll forget the baby on the bus or something. :o She lives in Gush Etzion, the hills outside Jerusalem, and they usually get snow. It's been very cold here (stop laughing you Canadians!), and they have been snowed in in the past. I really wish she'd move in with us for the last couple of weeks, but she wants to work till the last minute. I guess at worst she'll be "airlifted" out on the shovel end of an IDF bulldozer. That's how they extricate women in labour when it snows. Seriously!! :DAnd our older daughter is expecting no. 7 around Passover time. :o We have been informed (ordered actually) that we HAVE to be with them for the Seder "just in case". Yikes...Never a dull moment here!!