Dead Fish in a Box

The chronicles of a suburban fishpimp trying to keep it rural.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Winter Warmth

Our furnace quit working on Friday night. The pilot light wouldn't stay lit; if we wanted heat I had to fire it manually every time, which takes one cold & frustrating minute in the basement 3 times an hour. So I called a HVAC company that a friend of a friend of a friend works for to have someone come out an look at it. It's a 45 year old piece of equipment that is on it's last legs, I know it's going to need to be replaced soon. I just hoped that we wouldn't need to put a new one in Christmas week.

It cost us an extra $100 for a Saturday call. An extra $100, $185 total, to have some sweaty guy come out to bang on the thermocouple with a screwdriver twice to get the pilot light going again. Sheesh - that was worse than the mechanic who can't hear the funny noise the car has been making for the past two weeks!

I she'd like some toys, but I really hope Cassie likes the new furnace we're getting her for Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Anyone have an 8' tall snowman equipped for phesant season? My neighbor does. It's right in front of the Home Depot Frosty-Does-Nascar inflatable.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Another First for Cassie