Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The little bits add up

Tomorrow is hubby's birthday. Although I had already told him he could purchase Mead making equipment for his birthday, I was planning on surprising him with another present that he's been wanting all his life.
Then this weekend, the problem hit. Our furnace's pilot light will not stay on. We light it, it gets gas, then a couple hours later, it completely shuts down, before it has even finished heating up the house.
Now we don't need heat during the day, as it's still getting close to 80, but some of the nights, it's dropping down to 45 or below, and the house does not hold heat. And when I wake up freezing, I'm just cranky for the day, no matter how quickly I can get hot (arthritic knee is no help here).
So as we don't know what is exactly wrong and needs to be fixed, we have no idea how much it will cost. So there goes the extra money I was hoarding to pay for Hubby's present.
I'll be keeping quiet about it and hope that there is enough for me to get it for him this winter season.

At least my furnace is not as bad as my mom's. Hers has a crack down the middle, and they don't even dare allow gas to it for fear of blowing up the neighborhood. They've got to re-fi their house, in order to pay for replacing everything.


Singular Stitches said...

I hope things work out for you! (And happy bday to your DH!)

Your poor mum! What a shame! When it rains, it pours.

Meari said...

Bummer on the furnace! I haven't even turned mine on yet... LOL! It's been in the 60's during the day and 40's at night. I just use a space heater in my bedroom at night, along with my electric blanket.