Propane tank runs dry . . . again

It happened again.

For the third time since we’ve lived north of Arnold, Travis, Jerod and I ran out of propane.

We burned through 350 gallons in six weeks. This was attributed to the extremely low temperatures we’ve had lately.

When I woke up this morning, I thought it was kind of chilly in the house, but I didn’t think much of it.

However, once I started my morning shower, I figured things weren’t right. The water never got overly warm.

I toweled off and checked the thermostat. It was set to 70 degrees, but the temperature was reading 55 degrees.

Then I knew.

Basinger Inc. from Utica is coming to put another 350 gallons in our tank today. That will be a nice, large bill. Probably in excess of $600.


We must be a bunch of idiots in our house. We have done this far too often, especially when you consider the fact Travis and I did the same thing when we were living in Ransom.


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  1. That reminds me to check our oil. To look on the bright side, your misfortune might have saved us from one frigid shower.

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