So I had planned an entirely different post for today. But sometimes things happen that just beg to be the topic of discussion. Today is one of those days.
Today it is 27 degrees. It originally wasn’t supposed to be nearly this cold. But some weird front came through and the weather forecast changed practically overnight. I covered my tomatoes and peppers because it is supposed to be 70 degrees again tomorrow. Not kidding.
Anyway, remember how yesterday I was talking about cold showers and how my sucky boiler not only controlled the hot water, but also heats our home? We think we have that one figured out. It will require a new part and hopefully I can get that later today. They might have to order it in and then it will be a few more days of cold showers. I am praying the part is available at the location just 100 miles away.
Well, usually 27 degrees outside isn’t a huge deal for the heat factor in this house. We can stay warm. But then this morning, my 74 year old father, bless his heart, (I grew up in the South and can say this and know what it means), decided to do this to my house:
No, my windows aren’t usually this clear and clean. It’s been taken out. On the coldest day of this past few weeks, my father decided it had to be taken out and rehung TODAY. Did I mention it is currently 27 degrees outside? And that it will be 70 tomorrow?
Here’s another view from the outside:
Yes, the window had been put in a bit crooked just 4 months before. We’ve talked about fixing it for all 4 months. When it was originally done, it was getting dark and the point was just to get the hole closed. But it has been waiting to be done for 4 months and it HAS to be done TODAY?? Seriously??! It can’t be done when it is in the 70 degree temperature range?
On the bright side, it will be finished in about an hour or less, and then I can see about that boiler part. But for now, I am heading to get another cup of hot chocolate because it is 27 degrees in my house and I can.
Welcome to my world…