Geothermal baby!

Right this sec­ond, as I type this, water mixed with methyl* alco­hol is trav­el­ing out of my house, into pipes that plunge 110 feet ver­ti­cal­ly into the ground below my yard, and return­ing into my house. There, an expen­sive appa­ra­tus extracts the heat from the water and sends it back out to cir­cu­late some more.



* I think. Maybe it’s eth­yl. What am I, a chemist?

2 thoughts on “Geothermal baby!

  1. Well, let’s see: methanol is wood alco­hol, ethanol is the stuff that’ll fuck you up. Of course, methanol will fuck you up, too, but not in a good way. I believe that’s the one that’ll blind you if you get drunk on it.

    I liked “Nei­ther Bang Nor Whim­per.” I’m review­ing a sto­ry col­lec­tion by Paul Meloy (“Isling­ton Croc­o­diles”) and your sto­ry remind­ed me of some of his stuff. That’s high praise, by the way, since I think Meloy is the best thing since sliced bread.

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