We woke up a tad chilly on Saturday morning. The furnace stopped working sometime in the night.
Far Guy called the guy who sold and installed the furnace in 2013. He returned our call in a couple of hours....he could come and look at it but it is cold out there and he doesn't have parts to fix anything...huh?? Not exactly a friendly kind of guy.
I said call Ryan a local fellow...he answered the phone and said he would be over in a little while. The furnace is shot...it needs to be replaced. The Heat Exchanger is under warranty....we could have not so friendly guy replace it...who knows when and if that would happen. We looked at each other and said almost in unison "You can sell us a new furnace."
We have a gas fireplace and several heaters going...we shall not freeze to death. My other baby brother brought us over a heater and my baby brother said there are several heaters at his house and we are welcome to use them. Several neighbors and relatives called to check on us.
The house is a bit drafty....but it is really cold outside. -24 F or -31 C and falling as I write this on Saturday night. -27 F at 11 PM
Ryan said he would get back to us on Monday with a plan for a new furnace.
We are warmer than were were the first years we were married and lived in a old trailer house with frost on the walls, and warmer than the winter that we spent living in an RV the winter before we built the house.
Sure the furnace could have picked one of those really nice above freezing days to crap out instead of during the Arctic Blast we are experiencing....but that didn't happen. Oh well...it is what it is.
I am on the waiting list for a vaccination at the Clinic in Detroit Lakes Minnesota...thanks Cousin Linda for sharing that information.
So were are warm and alive and waiting on a vaccination for me...things could be worse.