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Life Happens. It Does That.

December 27th, 2012 at 05:08 am

Well, it's not really as bad as all that, I don't have to pay for it, but the furnace stopped working. It has to do with a control board, not the actual furnace itself, but it will be a week before they get the part. It is cold in the house. So DH and I broke our no shopping on Boxing Day rule and went to Lowe's (the parking lot was pretty empty) and bought two ceramic space heaters, spending $54.86. One is for the bathroom, which was registering at 40 degrees F and the other for the living room which has three huge windows and was about 45 degrees F. It is 34 degrees outside and raining ice.

There were already space heaters in two of our bedrooms and Mom had another one for the third bedroom. Fortunately for her there is a gas fireplace at her end of the house so she has it cranked and is doing just fine.

I certainly miss having a wood stove though. It's hard to keep our wing of the house warm, even with the heaters, sweaters and blankets. It'll be fine once we go to bed and can keep the doors shut. A wood stove would have had us toasty within 30 minutes. If our new house doesn't have one we are going to install one of the ones you can stick in a corner of a room and vent directly outside instead of up a chimney.

7 Responses to “Life Happens. It Does That.”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm a big fan of wood stoves. We're thinking of having a wood stove insert installed in our living room firebox.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry the furnace is out. I hope you can stay warm!! You might need to venture to a store or mall to hang out for a few hours a day until it is fixed.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the furnace. Good thinking on the heaters.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Sorry for the bad luck, but it sounds like you have managed the problem very well.

  5. annereese76 Says:

    A week in 34 degree weather?! Seems like they should have to double rush things like that. Hope you're staying warm!

  6. snafu Says:

    OMG, I can't imagine coping without a furnace! A huge percentage of heat is lost through the head so I hope everyone is wearing some sort of knit cap/headgear and layering clothes from tights to Ts to shirt to sweater to jacket. DH is familiar with the keeping warm tricks. Those heaters really ramp up the electric bill so I hope the control board is functioning fast.

    Glad you're not on the east coast where the roads have disappeared in the snow

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow, not fun at all. I hope you have some electric blankets also to help keep you warm.

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