Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I know...Polar Vortex blah blah blah.

It is just down right cold where we live - no snow or rain, just sun and 12degs.  I am ok with snow and cold.  Grew up with some snow (6-12" total a season) and survived the 81+ inches of snow in the DC area in 2009-2010, so when schools here closed in advance because of the cold temperatures, I laughed!  That is crazy.

I shouldn't have laughed.

Sometime before ~5:45am this morning, our heater went out.  I woke up at 5:45am and felt a little cold - the house temp was 66 and the thermostat was set to 69.  Not good.
I turned off the thermostat and pumped.  ~20min later, turned it back on and nothing. The first option when something electrical isn't working, turn it off, let it rest (meaning let it reset), turn it back on.  Take that PhD in electrical engineering and having a former IT help desk hubby!

We called G's dad and he said he would be there in an hour to look at it.

By the time he got to the house, we were at 61.

G's dad figured it was a bad thermocouple, so he went to the Depot (adding Home is just too many letters to type or say) and got a replacement part.  I took the baby to daycare.  It is warmer there!  Not the baby P needs it - he is a little heater who would rather be naked than in clothes. 

Around 12:30pm, the heat was back on!  The house had gotten down to 52deg.  Brrr.
Seems to be working as we are now at 61deg.

Note to self - do not privately mock decisions people make about cancelling things because of the weather!  It will undoubtedly bite you in the a$$.
Or for that matter, make fun of hubby's new car which has a heated steering wheel!

Happy 2014!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! That was really cold! I'm glad that your heater was back on at 12:30 pm. Have you experienced any acting up after G fixed it? If you do, please don't hesitate to have trusted professionals take a look and assess the situation.

    Christine Allred