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AnAmerican Hydronic Tale

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Weezbo
Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
i am certain there are many wetheads who like this story :)

like we say.. It all begins at "home" :)

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  • Paul Rohrs_7
    Paul Rohrs_7 Member Posts: 173
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    The saga begins......and ends.

    An American Hydronic Tale-

    Scene: Early Evening, Mr.OD Reset is coming from a long days work to be greeted by his wife Constance Flow.

    OD Reset: Hi honey, I’m home!

    Constance Flow: Hi sweety, how was your day?

    OD Reset: What a day, there was a huge tie-up at the monoflow tee’s out on the North Face where all that glass is. But, work is work.

    Constance Flow: That’s to bad sweety, can I get you something to drink?

    OD Reset: Sure babe, how about a Rhomar 922, and forget the glass, just pour it right in. Frustrating day today. Dog-gone mod/cons at work! They think they own the place. I’m getting tired of hearing about them day in and day out. They brag about “Ramping up and down all day”, "Did you see me going to high-fire” I heard them say. We never boasted like that when we were young.

    Constance Flow: It’s okay darling, we all went thru are growing pains at one time or another. What else can I do to help?

    OD Reset: Why don’t you just get a move on in the morning and head out before me, I think it’s going to be another long day. Cold front movin’ in from Nebraska.

    Constance Flow: Damn those Cornhuskers. Why can’t NE stand for New England or Nor-East-er, or something like that?

    OD Reset: I don’t think I’ll ever figure that one out. Where are the kids?

    Constance Flow: Well, Gas and Electric have been spinning pretty fast around here, but Circ seems like he’s got a fever, I think he’s been running hot all day.

    OD Reset: Well it might be time to get that “Differential Pressure-Ectomy”. It really worked wonders for you didn’t it? That should make him right as rain and will probably help Gas and Electric with their issues too.

    Constance Flow: I know it will be a little expensive but Dr. Diffy P Bypass is almost out of work, let’s just use him for this one last job.

    OD Reset: Okay Hon, get it scheduled. How’s your sister Laminar doing?

    Constance Flow: That tart! She’s just started dating this guy from Ohio. You should hear him Moen.

    OD Reset: I’m beat darlin, will you take care of setback tonight?

    Constance Flow: I always do sweety, I always do, you get some sleep. Remember, Crazy Uncle Boost will be here bright and early like always. Hard to keep him in the attic during the day ya’know.

    OD Reset: That guy never takes a break. But it’s good that he’s still working and helping out around here. I know it seems like we are just going around in circles, but I know better days are ahead. I’ve got to clock in early at the injection station, I’m going to bed. G’Night honey.

    Constance Flow: G’night.

    Fade to black

    The End.
  • D107
    D107 Member Posts: 1,852
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    Brillliant; now for Act II ?

    What happens when the knucklehead brigade comes by for the annual tuneup or a repair?--they have no idea of the havoc they wreak upon this poor hydronic family's lives........
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    Great Paul!

    Only character you neglected is the wacky, rude next door neighbor, Ms. Settie Back, who keeps dropping in to see Crazy Uncle Boost and upsets the routine just as everyone else is finding their groove. Ms. Settie Back knows Uncle Boost's schedule but she has an uncanny ability to drop in and wake him from his much-needed sleep.

    Constance Flow and OD Reset love to dance. They prefer to waltz, but Ms. Settie Back and Uncle Boost have them doing a jitterbug until they collapse...
  • Paul Rohrs_4
    Paul Rohrs_4 Member Posts: 466
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    Casting

    I was thinking of casting the following "Wallie" characters and the actors to portray them.

    Dan Holohan - Played by Chuck Heston, who else could play the Moses of Hydronics. "Let my people go"

    Brad White - Clint Eastwood

    Scott Milne - Barney Rubble

    Weezbo - Still looking for someone who can speak "Weezbo-ease". Weezbo, I think you are going to have to play you.

    Paul Rohrs - Brad Pitt

    Hotrod - Ryan Stiles (from "Whose-Line Is It Anyway")
    He's pretty tall and has flaming cowboy boots too.

    J.C.A (Chris)- someone from the FBI wearing BVD's traveling to the DQ while working on his PDA.


    Any other casting ideas?

    Regards,

    PR
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    Act II

    Constance and O.D. hire a housekeeper.

    They've checked the references and narrowed their choices down to two and decide to try them both out for a while.

    Mrs. Tekkie Marr is a classic. She's exacting and even seems to be able to keep Crazy Uncle Boost in check. "What is she putting in his tea?", Constance asks. She keeps a wonderfully clean house but seems to waste some effort as she moves almost randomly from room to room. Ms. Settie Back really bothers her. At first it makes her manic, but she learns to deal with her even if she does keep waking Uncle Boost. She teaches Constance and O.D. to cha-cha. They don't get to waltz very often, but they're not collapsing from the jitterbug anymore.

    Mr. T.R. Vee is an oddball. He comes from somewhere in Europe and who ever heard of a man as a housekeeper? His ways seem a mystery and he refused to work until the "Differential Pressure-Ectomy" was performed--he keeps saying he needs it but everyone is clueless as to just how he uses it. He keeps a spotless house--maybe even better than Mrs. Tekkie Marr. He seems to spend a lot of time lounging around and follows the sun as he works. "How can he get so much work done when he always seems to be resting?", Constance asks. He keeps passing out these funny-smelling cigarettes that make everyone nice and mellow... Their pet cat "Thermie Tat" is so mellow that some suspect he's dead. "At least I don't keep having to keep throwing him down off the kitchen counter all the time," says Constance. After a few days of dealing with Ms. Settie Back Mr. T. R. Vee virtually moves her into the spare bedroom and Uncle Boost spends most of his time there as well. Everyone knows what they're doing to keep warm, but nobody asks... Constance and O.D. get to spend most of their time waltzing but they still kick up their heels and jitterbug when Uncle Boost and Ms. Settie Back come out for a party.
  • Paul Rohrs_4
    Paul Rohrs_4 Member Posts: 466
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    Deleted Scenes

    I had to delete the love-making scene between Constance Flow and OD Reset because he had to run to the corner drug store for some proplyene-glycol (protection)

    Regards,

    PR
  • Drew_2
    Drew_2 Member Posts: 158
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    Wet Dreams/The Hydronic Years

    Paul, You figured-out why we call it "Noburst" propylene glycol!
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
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    Casting- that aside...

    You are a brilliant, gifted writer, Paul- very creative. Who knew? OK, your wife had the good sense to see that when she met you. Married you anyway! :)

    Mmmmm. Thanks for the Clint Eastwood part, I think.. Never saw myself that way being a .357 man myself. And in all the confusion....

    But Scott as Barney Rubble? Nah- Scott is WAY too smart. I would re-think that one just a bit. Maybe Bob Newhart?

    But Weezbo? You are absolutley right:

    Weezbo as himself.
  • Paul Rohrs_4
    Paul Rohrs_4 Member Posts: 466
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    Scott

    Knows I am kidding. Maybe see whose Scott's request would be?

    Regards,

    PR
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    I am thinking

    maybe Bill Murray ??

    Joking, who's joking ??

    Scott

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  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
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    You may

    be funny Scott, but can you golf?

  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
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    Dang, that was good Drew!

    Who said chemists had no sense of humor? OK, I did, but I take it back!
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
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    Scott CAN golf....

    You can see him out there between the Windmill and the Laughing Whale next to the Lighthouse...
  • ALH_4
    ALH_4 Member Posts: 1,790
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    Cinderella Story

    "Cinderella boy, outta nowhere, a former greenskeeper now about to become the Master's champion."
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    ITS IN THE HOLE !!

    Hey Brad thanks for the help knocking that dinosaur over.

    Pretty Funny..

    Hey I could get rid of all the golfers but would'nt they put me in Jail ??





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  • Joannie_12
    Joannie_12 Member Posts: 42
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    Hmmmmm....

    I think we need a Wilfred Brimley type for Weezbo.
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