Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heat!

I have been cold for the past month and turning up the furnace did not offer relief so I was not surprised when the conclusion was, "You need a new furnace."

New air conditioner in Florida this past summer, which I was not expecting, and now a new furnace, which I kind of was expecting.  Some repairs were done to the old one in the hopes that it will last through the winter.  Always something, something with home ownership.  Of course the furnace is 50+ years old so I suppose I should not complain too much and a new one will be much, much more efficient.

I would have it done right away except that my fuel and furnace company is down to a one man operation at the moment and he really does not have the time to do it during the height of fuel season.  He did say he would though, should it fail completely and become an emergency.  I am glad my son will be here through the winter while I head to Florida.

That is the nice thing about small town Vermont--such good neighbors.  The fuel man checks the house twice a week when he goes by.  All my immediate neighbors keep a sharp eye on things.  I know who to call when I need help and that is a comfort.

11 comments:

  1. Small towns do have their perks. Good and not so good! Pretty soon you will probably be back down south, right?

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  2. Our heat went off in one section of the house last week when the temps dropped. Needed a new thermostat and we were fine. It's always something!

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  3. Ouch, home ownership is a pain. Renting does have perks. Every time something in my house breaks I wish I had a landlord to call. But then I get over it. So glad you have great neighbors. Me too.

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  4. Furnaces, air conditioners, don't forget the dryer. Isn't life grand? Well better that stuff than your health.

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  5. It is wonderful that you have folks who watch out for you.

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  6. Sorry about the furnace but things happen. Our a/c leaked so we had it replaced. Now we wonder if my other a/c should be replaced, too, as it is old.

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  7. Lucky you, that you have a son who will keep an eye on things for you.

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  8. Wow a 50 year old furnace? That's incredible.

    I hope it keeps going for a bit longer and doesn't conk out when it's really cold. That is one of the pains of home ownership but if you ever decide to sell it will be a selling feature.

    Small towns are great when people look out for one another, not so great when they are simply being nosey!

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  9. You are right. Such a comfort. Our stove flicked on and off. They suggested we pull it out of the wall and unplug it. Get a neighbour to help! We don't really have neighbours! Hubby cannot, with his back issues. sigh.
    We have new windows and now the snowblower is konking out! Money pit...
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  10. It is great that you have someone to stay at your home and look after things while you are gone. You are lucky to live in a small town where the neighbors look out for one another. Sure hope that furnace gets you through one more season.

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  11. Our furnace stopped working during the night a week or so ago. It was freezing in the house by morning and no hot water. Luckily, our plumber came immediately, and it just took a tiny fuse. I was glad we were home and the pipes didn't freeze.

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