Low pilots

This isn’t aviation-talk; it’s about the pilot lights on the gas stove and the floor furnace. Let’s just say that they weren’t burning bright and high this morning, and that there wasn’t much output in the way of BTUs. If the winds do blow or if the ice glazes the power lines and limbs, weighing them down and bringing them too close for comfort to one another, the stove will be there for cooking if the power goes out. If the gas pressure becomes so low that it takes forever to cook on the stovetop, the electric oven will be there for other sorts of cooking. Tonight shouldn’t produce a killing frost, but it looks as though tomorrow night is very likely to. Last year, the plants came indoors on Christmas Eve.

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