Bob Berman's strange universe: Ode to kerosene
October 2005: Many of us heat our homes with oil, and right around now is when we buy some.
October 1, 2005
|Many of us heat our homes with oil, and right around now is when we buy some. I used wood for 13 years, believing the old saying that "wood heats you twice: once when you split it, again when you burn it." Well, they forgot to mention the third time, when it sears your hand when you touch the stove. Now, I heat with fuel oil, whose only down side is that it costs $963 a gallon. It's almost cheaper to create warmth by burning dollar bills.|
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