rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

No Sun At All

The pilot light in the heater in the back room has gone out again. It got a brand new thermocouple about a year ago, and it wasn't a cheap item, but either it was crap or the heater itself or the gas line to it is flawed in some way. Gadgets are so unreliable. I need the heater as a backup in case the power goes out and I can't use the central heating, but it's a huge pain to be relighting the pilot all the time— assuming it can be re-lit at all. The old one gave up on being re-lit, which is why it had to be replaced.

As expected, the current storm has not been very intense, but total precipitation for January is already about 40% above average for the date. Thanks to the rainy autumn the season is way ahead of normal, and it's going to be wet again next week, so if the pattern keeps up we could actually be looking at a record or near-record season. After the last couple of years being so dry this is like weather whiplash. I hope that the trees that were stressed by having too little water for so long don't now get stressed by having too much.

I didn't see a single ray of sunshine today. Tomorrow is supposed to make up for it by being mostly sunny. If it works out it will be the first mostly sunny day this year. Our local weather station has reported only a bit over three house of direct sunshine since January 1. I bet I sneeze when I first go out in it.

Tonight I get to watch English people murder one another on television. I'm going to go start fixing myself a snack now. Murder is always more fun with snacks.

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