It was not the worst of all possible times for the gas to run out. We were not expecting people for dinner. We were, however, just frying the chicken when the gas started to stutter then went out. It was around 20:00 on a Saturday night. The gas supplier was closed. They do not open on a Sunday. It’s fortunate that we have a two-ring gas stove in the back house and that had not run out.
Hilary had to run between houses with a hot pan full of chicken schnitzel… Fortunately the rest of the dishes were cooked during the afternoon.
Sunday’s breakfast soup had to be warmed up and tea made in the back house. Sunday dinner was prepared in the usual place and taken to the back house for cooking.
First thing on Monday we phoned the gas… Tea and soup were made in the front house today!
Either we use a lot more cooker gas in winter or the cylinders are not evenly filled. Most seem to last about two months but the one we got last April was good till October…. In winter we have tea on the stove for hours, cook beans, and stews. In summer we probably use a lot less gas.
They say that natural gas is coming, piped in from Izmir. It may happen in time, like the Metro which is also meant to be coming. In time. But until then we are subject the vagaries of gas bottles and Murphy’s Law.