Well guess what? Now I've no heat ~ Hey ya'll it is winter here. This is my heat source right now.
I have a heat pump with propane second stage furnace, expensive heat but much warmer heat than the heat pump produces with frigid temps. They work in tandem so when the ground air gets below 39 degrees all the heat pump would give me is cold air. Therefore I had to have a second source of heat ~ propane furnace.
Called my serviceman today who came, worked on the unit for quite a while. My furnace is 18 years old and could not be revived...it is dead and he showed me why. If I keep it and do Band-Aids there might be a fire. So it is time to replace it.
AH, so you are thinking.... what about the heat pump? Nope, it won't work either since they work in tandem and heat pump sends a signal to the furnace that it is too cold out here for me to heat her house. So it won't work either.
Ben must feel my anxiety because he will NOT leave my side. I was on the computer (he was in this room by my feet), I went to the living room to take a picture of the space heater and he would not leave me. So this is the picture I took.
And yes that is a propane fire log fireplace you see to the left. Uh, Murphy's Law again.... when I turn it on the smoke alarms go off. Even had the service man look at it too and he doesn't understand why it is happening. So my man Ben is my guardian.
Yes, there is an issue with him with wanting to chase cars which drive fast. But that is his only issue. I want to tell you that adopting him was a most wonderful thing. He makes me feel safe even tho he doesn't bring in any income to help pay for all this.
I've put an electric blanket on the bed under the quilt, it is plugged in and will turn it on when I go to bed. Have closed all the doors to upstairs and rooms nearest outside walls which I don't use so what heat is built up with the space heater can be saved in the living area. Not to worry, I'll turn off the space heater before I go to bed.
I will close my bedroom door because this side of the house will be warmer than the bedroom area, another outside wall on two sides. Brings back memories of when my brother and I stayed with our grandfather on occasion. Pop-pop only had a wood burning heating and cooking stove in the kitchen downstairs. OH, plus no indoor plumbing, only a hand crank pump in the pump room.
My brother and I would sleep upstairs without heat but would be swallowed up by a feather mattress and thick blankets and quilts on top. I doubt we could even have moved during the night with the weight on us. When we awakened we would run downstairs like we were being chased by a mad wolf to put our butts close to the stove to get warm and await fresh eggs and bacon or scrapple that he had made.
Have also my hoodie sweatshirt and turtleneck ready to go tomorrow so there is no looking for clothes to wear while in the cold house.
Thank you GOD for temperatures slightly warmer tomorrow and not in the teens like we've had. So Ben and I will survive this. Didn't get more leaves raked today since I've been so busy and tomorrow is rain so no leaf raking. NOR, did I get my runner finished. But at least it gave me something to b!#ch about and keep me from stressing too much about no heat or what my allergies might be.
Have a great weekend and hope you accomplish more hooking than I have achieved the last few days.