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goobster  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

I'm a day late and $15k short.

Or, I will be.

Turns out that my 1962 "oil furnace" in my house actually just burns diesel, and I've been paying around $1900 a year for some fucking muppet in a truck to come fill my underground "oil" tank with the same thing you put in a semi tractor-trailer rig, but with a little red dye added.

I'm burning diesel to keep my house warm in the winter... and it kinda sucks at even that basic job.

So the contractor came out to spec a new system for my house that will run on nice Washington State green power (aka - electricity from our abundant hydroelectric and nuclear sources), and it's gonna cost me $15k.

But, my wife's bedroom will finally be warm. And in the summer it'll blow cool air around, too.

And I won't be burning diesel to heat my home.

Every time you think you are finally on top, and there are no more home-ownership costs... there's another $15k thing that needs to be dealt with. Sheesh.