Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today it was cold.

Not only outside, -2F at 8:30 AM; but inside too, 55F at the same 8:30 AM. It turns out our twenty-year-old furnace decided during the night that it didn't want to see another birthday. Of course, we didn't know of that final decision until after the repairman had come out to look at it. The fan had some issues, as did the circuit board, both of which could be fixed. Apparently the furnace has decided it would rather have cracks in its main and secondary heating chambers than reach a legal consumption age.
(With any luck the temporary fan fix will last until tomorrow. Right this minute, it isn't looking as likely as it was at noon. I think we might know around eight tonight.)

10 comments:

Channon said...

I'm sending warm thoughts your way. Sadie could be a really great lap warmer, maybe?

Judy said...

Brrrr....good thing you have wool. :)

kadezmom said...

Oh no!!!!!! It's way too cold for your furnace to give it up. Hope it's already taken care of and you are warming up!!! Fireplace? I hope so!

kadezmom said...

Oh no!!!!!! It's way too cold for your furnace to give it up. Hope it's already taken care of and you are warming up!!! Fireplace? I hope so!

kadezmom said...

Oh no!!!!!! It's way too cold for your furnace to give it up. Hope it's already taken care of and you are warming up!!! Fireplace? I hope so!

bruce said...

the same thing happened to ours, a cracked burner containment vessel, but ours cracked with a loud bang... well, we have a new one for some time now, and used occasionally. It doesn't get too cold here in So Cal, but I have kiddos and a tropical wife.

Laura said...

Break out the wool!

dte said...

... well that sucks. Kind of the opposite of when the thermostat broke. Lots of coats.

Jayhawk said...

Well this kind of crap needs to stop. There needs to be good things happening to you. I am thinking thoughts for good things, powerless to do more than that.

As to furnaces, I have the opposite problem. My arctic-themed wife is out of town and, as such, the thermostat fails to get turned down at night. It's not that I forget, you understand; it may be a gender thing, or hormonal, I don't know. I cannot turn it down at night. What I can do is wake up in the middle of the night with the blankets on the floor and the furnace running and get up to turn the dratted thing down. It may be that I am some sort of silly ass, but...

Bubblesknits said...

Since I know you've already got your heat back, I'll just say that I'm glad you're warm now. :-)