On a happier note.
For Christmas I got a new floor and a new heater thanks to Dad. Now the floor is a very nice earth tone. Think what a conifer trunk looks like when it falls on the forest floor and degrades into the soil for twenty or thirty years.
But the really amusing bit was the reaction to the new heater. It is an oil bath heater. Oil bath heaters were built off the designs of the old school radiators and usually one set size. But this one is about a third of the usual size.
Six out of six people had the same reaction.
"Awe! How sweet! Look at the little heater." Leans down towards the heater. "'You can do it little guy!"