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An Apparently Insoluble Difficulty

Last night I talked to the guy who replaced my boiler. When he took apart the vent for the old one, the innards were completely caked with soot. Just totally blocked up. Which had caused the carbon monoxide problem. But it looked like someone had attempted to clean it out in the past…and had done a half-assed job of it. There was still a wire brush stuck inside from who knows when. When this was all dismantled it left behind a huge area of filth on the concrete floor. The fastidious little Olive is smart enough to avoid it. But Freddy? Oh no. His white fur is now a sickly gray, and he’s been leaving sooty little footprints all over the house. Gonna have to clean up the basement and then maybe give him a bath. That’ll learn him.

Looking forward to the Patio Nights kickoff tomorrow. My friend’s band The Talkers will be playing with the The Awesome Snakes. The weather is looking uncertain at best, but I have it on good authority that the bands will battle any tornadoes with RIFFS. And if it does rain maybe I’ll just bring some dry ice, to help set the scene.

buds are blooming

Bonus: A friend - the lovely Lori - was featured in a Strib article about folks growing their own food. I haven’t got a green thumb, but I do have shares in a CSA. Our first delivery arrives June 23rd.
Plus: My vegan food porn does not go unnoticed. The Bostonist used one of my shots for their veggie pizza article. And dang, does TJ Scallywaggle’s House of Vegan Pizza ever look amazing.
And: The beautiful Robyn, on Letterman. Love the bear masks.


  1. Zilk wrote:

    Um, that’s PAWprints, not footprints, luv. :o)

    Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 6:52 pm | Permalink
  2. Ha, good point!

    Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

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