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Sunday, October 18, 2009


It figures the one weekend I didn't bring my camera up to the cabin, something marvelously funny happens! Our propane wall heating unit would not stay lit. It was as if something was clogging the intake/outtake thing or there wasn't enough gas getting in. Well, Jeff did as much as he felt comfortable with then called in the experts. Mike from Gravelle's Heating and Plumbing came over. He too had the same results with the initial look ... then it happened ... Mike started taking the INSIDE of the insides apart. When he unscrewed a door, it sounded like someone had opened up a jar of marbles and let them fall to the floor ... that sound was from ACORNS! THOUSANDS of acorns were stored inside the heating unit! They were packed in there so tight, I'm surprised the unit didn't crack! Jeff and I were laughing so hard, Mike had never seen anything like it before, and the kids were running around picking up the nuts. Not until later that night after talking to someone else who experienced the same thing did I realize how dangerous the incident could have been ... but the sight reminded me of the beginning of Ice Age ... when that prehistoric squirrel packed one too many nuts in his tree and the world cracked - thus explaining the creation of the 7 continents from Pangaea. After this weekend, I could see where that might be a possibility!

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