Saturday, January 05, 2013

Warm Air

How I feel today

We has it. Long story, but regular readers and family members know we have struggled for years to heat this monster house. Last year one furnace burned and the other exploded, but even before that we just couldn't get adequate heat from the plenum in the cellar to the freezing rooms upstairs.

Day before yesterday the guys spent hours on the phone with suppliers trying to decide what sort of furnace fan to buy to replace the one we have, which hasn't done its job in ages. One of the calls they happened to make was to our diesel supplier, whom they figured might have some old one lying around we could buy cheaply. They just left a message that they wanted to talk to someone...on the phone...to see what might be available.

To my surprise we were finishing up milking when some fellows from the latter company stuck their head in the barn door. Rather than trying to compare apples to pomegranates over the telephone they stopped by to see what we actually had in the cellar.

In the course of reading numbers and measuring measurements the mechanic part of the duo said, "Something doesn't look right here....let me try this..... "

So he did. And presto, instant gales of hot air gushing through vents in rooms that haven't seen a breath of heat in five years or more. You wouldn't believe the dust! The darned thing was wired so it ran backwards. We think we know who did it...a representative from another company who has not been invited back because of other instances of glaring incompetence....but even with the fire almost out because the boss let it get away from him the house is warm.I wonder if the explosion in the big oil furnace was caused by this.....

I can't begin to describe to you how wonderful it is to have heat. It was so cold that I was afraid the canned goods would freeze in the cupboard. I wore all my outdoor stuff indoors and was STILL cold. Last night we sat around and relaxed....actually relaxed, in comfort, peace, and harmony. It was delightful. 

I can't thank those two unexpected callers enough.

13 comments:

Cathy Monroe said...

So glad you have heat now. Isn't it wonderful when you meet someone who knows what he's doing and cares enough to do the job right?

TenMile said...

Rather like that bale of hay showing up when needed a couple of years ago.

Happy to see this happen.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Yay!!! I know you must be excited to be warm!!!

June said...

Oh, Gaaaaaaaaaaaaad! Isn't it just a dream come true to be WARM????

Ruth said...

Woohoo! I love competent people who care. Glad you got heat finally!

Rev. Paul said...

How wonderful to have heat again after so long! And what unbelievable incompetence on the part of the previous bozos...

Alouise said...

So glad you and your family are warm again. love mom

Alouise said...
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Alouise said...

So glad you and your family are warm again. love mom

Jan said...

Great news. I have long envied that magnificent house you live in, except for the heating problem. Now you have it all!

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! Providence was there for you...finally!!!

Linda
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Jeffro said...

Yee Haw!

threecollie said...

Cathy, it is amazing!

TenMile, thanks, people are constantly amazing me with their goodness, generosity and kindness. If you only watched the evening news you would think we were a nation of monsters. We are not though

ScMomma, it is wonderful, just incredible. We all feel so much better!

June, it is! And for free!

Ruth, we are happier than.....

Rev. Paul, we are trying to go back in our faulty memories to figure out just which company was probably responsible. we inherited a lot of problems along with the house...little things like air conditioning ducts being installed instead of heating ducts, and we have been fixing them for years. This may be another one.

Thanks, MOm, love you!

Jan, lol, and thanks to actually being warm enough to get out of the chair with the sleeping bag in it, said house is a lot tidier than it was last week

Linda, and all the more welcome for the long wait.