Dec 21, 2008

I've Always Liked Heat Better than Ice - (with many parts... but not that one)


Part I
The mermaid costume is finished and awesome and wrapped and ready. Thanks Mrs. Claus - you are the coolest seamstress, as well as pretty smart and interesting, someone should buy you jewelry to thank you for pulling that present out of thin air. Maybe they should buy you rubies and emeralds to commemorate Christmas. Maybe if Mr. Claus had and extra $80.00 lying around...


Part II
We have two furnaces and one of them didn't work today. Usually it's not a big deal accept that today it was -8 with a wind chill of -20 so with one of them running the house maintained a cool 54. After checking it out, Dan decided he needed a part, a pretty generic part but none the less there are no parts departments open on Sunday and we didn't want to pay Sunday rates for a service tech. I called around and found a guy in the next village over who had it. The 10 minute drive to get it turned into a 45 minute drive when Dan got stuck in a 5 foot snow drift in the middle of the road and had to pay a passing tow truck $80.00 to get him out. They closed the road right after that and Dan never did get to the next village over for that part but it turned out he didn't need it after all which worked out because the universe decided we needed to step outside and throw $80.00 into a snow drift. But really what I'm trying to say is Dan is awesome for getting the furnace going today, you are the coolest most handsome, smart and interesting furnace fixer I have ever met.

This is totally off subject so we'll call it
Part G:
Ella spent the day in front of the space heater watching Escape to Witch Mountain part one and two and then chased it with Bedknobs and Broomsticks. However, we watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carey last night and the Grinch was super scary, like hiding behind the couch scary, like watching the TV between your fingers scary, like confirming with your mother before bed that the Grinch is in fact make believe scary.

4 comments:

Jo said...

That sounds pretty darn frustrating. Like the dvd player quitting midway on a trip to California. Good thing you have a fixer type hubby like mine.

duchessjane.com said...

But the real question is . . . did he hear The Invisible Cow while working on the furnace?

Jenny said...

The invisible cow has been sent to pasture.

Liz said...

my parents have had it rough this year too. Stuff that got replaced cause it broke down: The furnace (thankfully before winter), microwave, washer, dryer, stove, fridge,and the heater in the tool shop. my dad figured out that most of the stuff was 10-15 years old.

Glad you are nice and warm now