Saturday, January 16, 2016

Furnace issues...and knitting..

Well when we got up this morning, the house was cool... what we didn't realize was that our furnace had went out... I had already made plans to go to a LYS for the day with a friend, so I just let hubby handle it... because let's face it,  I know nothing about the furnace anyway....

I leave on my merry little way..to spend the day with friends...knitting ...  oh of course I do call every couple hours to check on how things are going....

Well it's not good... the part that went bad.... the furnace man doesn't carry... oh and of course today is Saturday... and Monday is a holiday... Martin Luther King Jr day... so it will be Tuesday before Mr Furnace Repair Guy can get the new part.... just our luck....

Oh and to make things just a bit better.... NOT.... it's supposed to get down in the single digits tomorrow and Monday night.....

But we have a great group of friends... within an hour of putting the word out that we needed some electric heaters.... we had 3 delivered to our front door.... so now the house isn't what I'd call "warm" but it is tolerable. Just have to keep a blanket over my legs when I'm in my chair.

So.... on the bright side... I got to spend the day with a couple great ladies in a nice little yarn shop.... Yarn on the Square....in Shelbyville.. We started a new knit along... the  Norah Vintage Afghan... it's 20 different blocks, each made individually and sewn together to make an afghan... I am looking forward to do the blocks because I'm sure to learn a lot from the difference patterns. I'll do a post soon with more details and pictures of my yarn choices....

But in the meantime, please keep my household in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days as we try to stay warm and keep our water from freezing...

Until next time,




3 comments:

Levi Eslinger said...

I know exactly how you must have felt when your furnace was broken. It's so easy to take a warm house for granted. The problem with furnaces is that when anything does go wrong, it goes very wrong!

Mine recently needed to be repaired which causes a lot of stress. With kids and a wife who appear to like tropical temperatures our furnace is always turned on! We used a little fan heater for a time, but as soon as it's turned off the temperature drops again!

Hopefully you got your heating fixed now and you are nice and warm again!

Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing

Rosa Nelson said...

Furnaces always seem to break on the coldest days, while air conditioners break during heat waves. It's unfortunate that the technician didn't have the part your furnace needed with him but at least you have good friends to supply you with electric heaters in the meantime. Wearing a warm wool hat while inside helps keep you warmer, in case you get too cold.

Rosa Nelson @ HVAC Philadelphia

Shayne Gustafson said...

It is always nice to know that your friends have your back. I am glad to read that you got through a difficult situation. It seems like these things tend to break down at the most inopportune times but they always work out for the best in the end. God Bless!

Shayne Gustafson @ Berico Heating and Air