Bill McDonald's Newsletter

New Year 2018 - A Better Year? Yes, at least Some

The Pilot Light

New Years Eve Day morning - the pilot light had gone out. I found my hot water heater full of cold water. But I had other matters to attend, including a Newsletter to polish - I didn’t make any connection. And yes, I had dishes to wash, laundry to do, and needed a shower at least by evening (the latter being most important).

Besides up here we’re in a deep deep freeze of Winter weather; and my Michigan basement is a cold place. My water heater “isn’t that old” and this has never happened before with this one - much fancier and ‘electronic’.  (Truth be told, in my lifetime, I’ve relit many gas appliances, with pliers and wire and farmers matches - but it’s been a long time.)

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