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The Furnace Man

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Lorelei54
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0 posted 01-17-2000 04:14 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lorelei54

Our furnace decided today was the day,
The furnace man, a visit must pay.
It's cold outside, and inside it was getting the same,
And after all we know, being cold is a pain.

So the call was sent out for this busy soul,
But while we were waiting, a bell did toll.
You know the part, why not see,
If we can buy it, and replace it for free?

So the phone came in handy
And the results were just dandy.
Homedepot sells it!!!
Run out and get it!!!

Less than a hour later and $6.26 spent,
The "furnace man" downstairs he went.
A few minutes later our prayers were heard,
The gas went a rumbling and heat was splurged.

Now if you are wondering who this handy man might be,
He's none other than the sailor and my husband thee.
So next time you have a problem come your way,
Use your brains...and do not pay!!!

PS...the last time the real furnace man came, he charged us $72. to tell us the problem, $31.03 for the part!!!



[This message has been edited by Lorelei54 (edited 01-17-2000).]
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devina
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1 posted 01-17-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I can relate with you on this one, those guys rip ya off any chance they get...tell Long John Congrats from me!!

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2 posted 01-17-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Great to see you writing, Lorelei!! uh, what's a furnace
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3 posted 01-17-2000 08:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem, Lorelei!! Nothing like having a handy man around the house, heh?  My husband fixes washers and dryers, so I never have to pay those $70. house call fees!!

Balladeer-a furnace is one of those things that we have to have so that we can pretend we live in FLORIDA like some lucky people we know!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

Lorelei54
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4 posted 01-17-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

ps..and now it is 14 degrees outside deer'...send us some warm air please?
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5 posted 01-18-2000 06:49 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Such a wonder, that sailor of yours,
Is still able to light a fire somewheres,
At least on a furnace, some heat at last,
He does have experience, when it comes to gas.
Local Rebel
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6 posted 01-18-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Yanno...

I never would have thought about writing a poem on this subject...

whoda thunkit???

very creative lor!!
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7 posted 01-18-2000 11:21 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ya mean the sailor is good for something? (other than those dubious attributes Toe mentioned?) LOL

Enjoyed the read, Lor... glad you're warm again... it's been in the high 70's here. *EG*
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8 posted 01-18-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Geeze.....rub it in, Suthern...LOL....the wind chill factor in Philadelphia right now is -10 degrees....ouch...that hurts!!!
.......brrrrrrrr

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

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9 posted 01-18-2000 11:48 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

But Denise... y'all will get the last laugh when I'm sweltering in 105 temps with 98 percent humidity this summer! LOL
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10 posted 01-18-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Not really, Suthern......that sounds close to what Philadelphia is like in the summer!! 98-100 with 98% humidity sounds just about right! I think I need to find a more friendly climate!!! Seems we get the worst of both summer and winter in this area!!! Plus I live in a brick 'rowhouse' (townhome for you 'suburbanites'..hehe) with no cross ventilation.....whew! Talk about uncomfortable!!!

Thank God for furnaces and air conditioners!!



 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

Nan
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I can relate... I can relate... I can relate... I can relate... I can relate... I can relate... I can relate... I can relate...
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Boy had to get out my dictionary for this one...let's see furnace..oh, ok.  Wind chill factor..ah, I see!

It's 80 degrees here today..a slight breeze.. I can smell the blossoms on my tangerine tree...

Do you think your sailor man can fix my air conditioning?  

Cute poem!!!!
Lorelei54
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Thanks one and all for the comments!
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14 posted 01-18-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Lorelei-

A furnace?  Hmmm ... I think I
saw one of those once.
Nope, I was wrong ... it was just
a FLORIDA sunset !

This is a cute (and come-in-handy hint)
that could be used when the A/C goes out.
Heck, it's cheaper to just *perspire*.

Thanks for this adorable post.
~*Marge*~



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WhtDove
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15 posted 01-18-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Darn those furnaces...brr, tis cold isn't it?
Devine and Balladeer just have to rub it in whenever they can. LOL...
I think they ought to pay us for calling them whatcha say?

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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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hoot_owl_rn
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16 posted 01-18-2000 11:54 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Lucky you...I've found I've had to get rather handy at elecrtical, carpentry and plumbing...lol, well, still need to work on the plumbing part  
 
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