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A Funny Story About My Heater…

So, if you’ll recall, I challenged myself not to turn on my heat until after Thanksgiving.  Yes?  And I succeeded!  Just a tiny space heater kept me warm until Thanksgiving…or so I thought.

On Friday, Mike showed up at my apartment and we went to the Winking Lizard for dinner.  We hung out with my friend Greg and some other folks, and then went home.  Mike asked me, “Why haven’t you turned on your heat yet?”

…I thought I had.  We began investigating the thermostat.  It clicked when we moved it, but the auto setting wouldn’t turn on the fan.  And then when we turned it on, it simply blew cold air.  It was too late to do anything about it, and the next morning we were going to my parents’ house, so we just called the next day.  They didn’t call back until I made it home, and then they said they’d send someone to look at it.

When we returned on Sunday, it was 57 degrees in there.  They hadn’t fixed it.  I paged the emergency number (to no avail) and Mike (my manly manly man who had spent all day buying chainsaws and cutting wood with my father) took the damn furnace apart and figured out that I had never lit my pilot light.  Duuurrrrr.

So he lit it, fired up my heater, and you all can thank him for the fact that I am here at work today, blogging on my lunch break, and not frozen somewhere in my apartment.

Thanks for being so manly, baby!  And for cutting wood and fixing my heater.  😉

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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Daily Happenings


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Fear Not, the Snow Will Come


This is my first full winter in the North since 2006.  From 2007-2009, I was in North Carolina except for some time at Christmas.  And let me tell you–I missed my Northern winters.  I may be biting my tongue mid-January when roads are impassable…and I may be eating my words when winter dips deep into March, and grazes the beginning of April with a final snowfall, but right now, I LOVE THIS.

Snow has been falling since early this morning, and they’re calling for it all week.  It’s not the kind of snow that’s sticking much–after all, it’s been 50 degrees for a week–but it’s snowing!

In Pathetic News:

I need to go to the grocery store.  I went home for lunch, pulled a sleeve of Saltines from the cupboard, a hot dog that Mike left from the fridge, and a Kraft single of American…and I made Hot Dog Cheese Saltines.  I.  Am.  Pathetic.

Forget not that it is snowing.

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Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Daily Happenings


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