A major propane run

Sometimes the stars align to do something unseasonable. This is the Secret Lair’s current propane situation…

Bedroom heater: One empty, one full

Kitchen stove: One empty, one still surprisingly heavy so maybe half-full

Expended bottle dump: Three empties

Ready supply: One full


In mid-June on possibly the hottest week of the year – by far the hottest to date – two full reserve bottles hardly constitutes a propane emergency. In fact except for that empty kitchen bottle I would not normally be giving propane a single thought. But I just got paid for that editing job, so I’m flush with cash that’s worth a little less every day, and I have five empty bottles that should ideally be full of propane which seems to go up in price every day. Seasonally speaking I should ignore the situation but logistically it’s time to make like a citizen of Zimbabwe and turn money into commodities as quickly as humanly possible.

And tomorrow that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Neighbor D wants to go to town for some stuff, and has agreed to help me with a truly epic propane run.

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3 Responses to A major propane run

  1. rick says:

    Wise choice. Money is useful for what it can achieve and the greater the “achieve vs spend” ratio the better.

    We’re learning today is better than tomorrow.

    Didn’t used to be that way

  2. Robert says:

    And perhaps turning some money into a sun oven to lower cooking propane usage? I nag because I care. At least, that’s what I’m told.

  3. Ben says:

    Food, fuel and shelter are all genuine riches. Money in the bank is just an artificial construct.

To the stake with the heretic!