Oct 10, 2000

The radiator in the bedroom didn't seem to be generating optimum heat. I twisted various appropriate knobs and started getting somewhere. Then I thought I'd twist a little more -- the knob shot across the room and I suddenly had an industrial situation. Vast quantities of superheated steam blasting across the room, I felt like I was in the engine room of an old school tugboat. My first thought was, "this cannot be fixed without severe injury." That spawned a second thought, "I'll turn this spinny thing to shut it off." That worked and I live to tell the tale.

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