As my husband and I were sitting on the couch last night, I turned and said to him “how can you not be cold?” as I sat there in my two pairs of socks, wrapped in the softest fleece blanket ever made. My nose was turning red and my fingers were cramping up from the chill in the house. He got up to take a look at the thermostat that although was set at 72 degrees, read 64 degrees. “Uh oh” was his response.
After he inspected the furnace in depth, he reported that he was able to temporarily fix it until someone could take a look at it tomorrow. We thought a wire or two may have had a bad connection. Wrong. All of the controls needed to be replaced. $283 later the furnace should be working without concern. The heat-fixer-dude said “I was surprised how much this was, they’re usually around 100 bucks, but yours was twice that amount”. Of course it was.
But, we have heat. Good thing, given the fact that the low is going to be around 14 chilly degrees tonight! I thought it was only fitting to use the bill for today’s photo. When I review this year in pictures, I’ll be able to look at it as the first small hurdle of the year. I am thankful that we were able to pay the bill, that we have heat, that the technician was able to fix it today and that we were here to catch the problem before it got too cold in the house. Focusing on the positive. 🙂