Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Cold Start to the New Year

Missouri Botanical Garden
Yesterday we took Katie to the airport for her flight back home, and then began the process of taking all of the ornaments and lights off the Christmas tree. Trash pickup is today, and I wanted to get the tree out of the house. We didn't bother to wrap all the ornaments, so that is my job for today. Once it is no longer 48 degrees on the main floor of the house.

I mentioned to Jim last night that it seemed cold in the house, but I thought it was because we had been opening the front door to take out the tree and bring in the exterior decorations. But when I looked at the thermostat, it was only 61 degrees. Huh... Jim checked everything he knew how to do with no luck in getting the furnace running again. Not for the first time, I am extremely grateful that we have zoned heating and cooling in the house. At least the upstairs is still nice and warm, so we slept okay last night. Other than getting my hot tea this morning, I am avoiding the downstairs.

So now I wait for the furnace repair guy to show up, and I am thinking this is going to be an expensive start to 2013. Fiscal cliff, here we come.

1 comment:

Mrs. Wryly said...

Brrrr..... My office has been like that. Must wear many layers.