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Exploding furnace gets me back on the blog

It's been a busy quarter since I last eked out a few spare minutes to tell you about Beta 5 and cycling computers. One consequence of the frenzied activity and extended work-hours was a rather nice bonus check (cheque) that landed on the door-mat a few days ago. So, off I trot to the toy shop with the full intent of blowing the whole lot on frivolous fun. But no, it was not to be.

The phone rings and I'm informed that the house heating system is very efficiently circulating freezing cold air throughout the home and I am to return immediately to fix it. Exhortations that this is California and it never gets cold fall on deaf ears. You can guess the rest. I had to call out "a man". The furnace is totally crocked. It's been spewing carbon monoxide into the living room for years. It's too dangerous to fix. And the cost to replace it is... exactly the same amount as the crumpled up check in my pocket. How did he know?

Bloggeration, I say! So now I am at home, shivvering a bit, while a new system is installed by a man who, when he bends forward, doesn't really fit in his trousers. Oh dear.

It's enough to drive a man to blog.

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