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Wed, May 1, 2013

Goodbye "Old Blue"

Well, I guess I knew this day might come on my watch.

Today, Wednesday May 1st, I say goodbye to a bit of a PhilCast legend, a furnace that's so old it sort of became a part of the history of the show.

It even has a name.

And as of today we say so long to "Old Blue" the furnace that kept me company for two years of recording the PhilCast show in what was at the time  my basement "Man Cave" studio.

Listeners learned of Old Blue at the time when, on very cold winter days, I would have to at least keep a little heat on in the house. Old Blue would kick in and I'd joke about it while recording the show.

From time to time there would be an issue with Old Blue, and I'd talk about that on the show as well. And each and every time if a repair guy came over he would say just about the same thing...

"Well, they don't build 'em like that anymore."

"Haven't seen one this old in a while."

"She'll run forever but it's not very efficient."

Nope, they don't build 'em like this anymore.

Take a look at the tag the original owner of our house slapped onto Old Blue;

  1970.

 Old Blue has been running since 1970. Wow.

Nope, they don't make 'em like they used to, that's for sure.

And the thing is, she didn't die either! I'm putting her out to pasture.

Old Blue just needs a few hundred dollars in parts to keep going. But with a house that's for sale we decided to just go ahead and update at this time to avoid an 'old furnace' issue at the time of sale.

It's just time to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new.

So during the show from PhilCast South on Wednesday the crew will be installing a new furnace in my basement.

We even have a tribute song to play that has been sent in by Gold Club PC member Glenn in West Bend.
Give it a listen today after the Brewers' game on HBY.

So long Old Blue!






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