OH Baby it’s cold INside

The temperature in the early AM has been in the low to mid 20s for a week and our furnace won’t light!  Thankfully, the repairman will arrive early tomorrow morning to fix it.

Can you believe that they just called and wanted us to wait until after Thanksgiving!!! 

Of course I said, “No way!”

Actually, I think we might have gotten it done the next day, but then they would have charged us for the service call AND the parts.  This way, because we are on a maintenance contract, I only have to pay for parts.   Yes, I am really that cheap frugal.

So how does a little dog stay warm when the house is 60 degrees inside?


He sleeps in his coat right in front of the radiant heater!


NOTEWORTHY:  The Mountain Farmlet is in Escrow and closes on the first of December.  It will be a melancholy event.  I will write more after the closing.



31 thoughts on “OH Baby it’s cold INside

    • Lynda says:

      Anita, our oil filled heater is very old and they don’t make them anymore. Most of the ones I found look like an old fashioned steam radiator. The page below rates them for efficiency, but does not give prices other than to give you an idea like this $, $$ and $$$. We love ours and I think we have owned it for at least 20 years. And of course if you came to visit you would be most welcome to sit by it and keep warm! 🙂

      • Anita says:

        Thanks, I looked at the radiator type but I think I’ll get a ceramic heater. Its really small compared to the oil filled ones. Easier for me to move from room to room. I would love to visit but our city buses don’t go that far. 🙂 Happy Holiday!

    • Lynda says:

      Yes, to all, Kate! And the repair man was out today and blew out the little chunks that were blocking the motor… how does that stuff get in there? And it happens every fall! Noodle is pleased! 🙂

      • katechiconi says:

        I suppose the same way as the bobbin race on my sewing machine gets full of fluff… Not much of a hole for it to come in through, but there it is, every time. I’m glad Noodle is cosy again – and you, of course!

  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    Brrrrr. I would be sleeping with thermals and triple layers of clothing! It makes me happy to live where the temp is always ‘spring/summer’, though I read that in the southern Andes, Cuenca reached a low of 0/32 freezing.. brrrrr… it might have been a record… there are forest fires happening there too, and even Mindo in the cloud forest, it’s been dry for about 6 weeks with only a few rains. Nice for tourism yet I worry about Nature…

    Whatever is in your future, you are surely torn about your changes… may new windows open and you find positive views from those windows.


    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Lisa. Our heater is fixed and the Noodle is happy! Guess we got it working just in time as tomorrow is promised to be at 27 degrees in the AM again! As for our future, we have a few ideas on the back burner…

  2. shoreacres says:

    I hope you’re all fixed up by now, and that the Noodle can roam a little more freely. Right now, Dixie Rose is frustrated, because the weather that brings cooler temperatures arrives just as the amount of sunlight streaming through the windows begins to diminish. She’s not pleased. She’ll go in where the sunlight used to be, and proceed to cry. I’ve tried to explain that I can’t move the sun for her, but she’s not buying it.

    We have another front coming tonight, but it’s still going to be warmish, with highs around 70. that’s fairly normal, but I could stand a little more coolth.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all — good to see you!

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, I had to laugh about Dixie Rose. Cats seem to have at least one quirk that can’t be fixed. Lil’ Bit’s is missing Claus. She was very spooky right after he disappeared and now she just cries and demands attention all the time! I don’t think she will ever get over her little sleeping buddy being gone. She used to hold him down and groom him at least once a day.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    • Lynda says:

      Nope, he is scary smart. Too smart for his own good, Lori! BTW, he is all comfy now that we have heat again, however he sure did give the repair guy a barking good time! 😀

    • Lynda says:

      Annie, he is sensible, and now the heat is fixed again so he’s happy too! The heater repairman was threatening a new motor, but seems to have cleared the obstruction that was blocking it’s inner workings (when it blew out it sounded like an acorn to me). He left with a warning that it could stop again and we should replace it for $350.00… once again I will wait and see if we can dodge that bullet for a few more weeks/months. 😉

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