I was looking through some items in the garage and I found an old oil heater that used to be in my grandparents house.
I can remember sitting by the heater when my sister and I were small children.
We played in the same room and my grandparents always reminded us to stay away from the oil heater. They had a heater in every room of the house and it didn’t seem like a big problem. Nowadays, those oil heaters are considered dangerous. I tried to turn on the power to see if the machine still worked. I didn’t have any luck, but I really wanted to see if I could restore the item to its original condition. I waited until my day off and I opened up the machine to see all of the parts inside. A lot of items were full of rust. I ordered some parts online that I thought would fit the make and model. I couldn’t find anything that was an exact match. I have to wait to wait for the parts to arrive, because they are coming from a foreign country. The prices were just as reasonable as buying the item from a hardware store. Luckily, they didn’t charge an arm and a leg for shipping. I guess that is good since I have to wait two weeks for the package to arrive. I hope I can make some of these parts work, because I would love to see the old machine in working condition. It would definitely make me smile and think of my youthful times.