Friday, June 11, 2010

Home Records: 265 Gallons of Oil

oil dipstick in lawn
Part of getting used to owning a house is getting used to the practical details of keeping the place warm. Our high-technology solution involves dipping a stick into a hole in the ground and noting where it gets dampened by the heating oil.

Our reading today was 265, indicating that we burned an average of half-a-gallon a day this spring. We anticipate the heat backing way off over summer and hope to find ways of further reducing our dependence on heating oil.

Notice that the dirt around the oil tank opening is brown and deadish. It seems likely that when the tank is filled, there's a bit of spillage that kills the grass. We won't want to be growing any veggies anywhere close to that part of the yard.

That's it, that's all. Today's post is not funny or amazing, just an everyday note. Cheers!

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