Sunday, November 28, 2010

god laughs

Remember that really comfortable, idealistic, post I wrote yesterday about the perfect winter farmhouse? Remember that?

The furnace broke down again. It's 9 degrees outside.


Blogger Therese T. said...

Oh no! Well, I'd say to bring out your cold weather stuff until you can fix it or ask someone to help you with it. Yesterday's was a perfect post, too...

November 28, 2010 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Kelpie and Collie said...

Murphy stopped by eh!? That sucks. Get that stove stoked, and call it in!

November 28, 2010 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Kelp, that's what I did! I called the emergancy line, and got the woodstove roaring. Long as the pipes stay warm: we're okay.

They're calling me at eight to see if they can talk me through the problem. If not, I have to fork up the cash for an emergancy visit.

November 28, 2010 at 7:08 AM  
OpenID Bernie215 said...

What kind of fuel does your furnace use? oil?

I have oil forced hot air and I havent even turned it on yet, Im heating 100% with wood. Last year we only burned 40 gallons of oil as we went through 4 cords of wood. I hate paying the oil man!

Good luck with your furnace, stay warm!

Did you order your bee colony online? If so where did you order from?

November 28, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger My Edible Yard said...

Oh good gracious. It never fails, does it? Bundle up and let's pray the oil people can talk you thru it.

November 28, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
OpenID Bernie215 said...

I forgot to add that I find Google very useful in situations like this. find your furnace mfg, model and add the word problems or troubleshooting in a google search to see if you can diagnose the problem on your own...could save you a few bucks on a service call. you might even have luck finding a solution on youtube w step-by-step instructions on how to fix it.

November 28, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger kandy Gray said...

to save your pipes, while the heat is off, let the taps in the bathroom and kitchen drip (about 6 drips a second). it slows down the freezing proses.

forget paying emergency fees. stoke the wood-stove till monday. you will be fine, it is really not cold enough out to freeze your pipes. during the ice storm we were out for 1 month. the stove was no weir near the pipes and they never froze. you really should be good till monday (or even Tuesday if this is still holiday time for you guys down there)

November 28, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
OpenID bowsawwoman said...

In addition to letting them drip, open the cupboards doors under, that lets warmer air from the main house it.

November 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

You'll be okay- you're getting good at this. If you can manage to fix it yourself, you'll feel awesome. I hope you can- there is some good advice here!

November 28, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

Why is it that things ALWAYS break on the weekend when the rates are double?

November 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Our oil furnace broke down last winter 'cause of some stupid little part - took them a month to get it in. Our wood fireplace saved us. Stay warm, Jenna.

November 28, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger coach said...

I have oil forced hot air and I havent even turned it on yet, Im heating 100% with wood. Last year we only burned 40 gallons of oil as we went through 4 cords of wood.
Coach Outlet welcome you!

December 1, 2010 at 2:01 AM  

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