Heat’s On

We’ve got heat again, as do all but 17 of the 7,200 residents that lost gas last week. Apparently the people who don’t have it back have been out of town so the repairmen can’t get into their houses.

Sunday night I heard a gurgling in the baseboard pipe that brings hot water heat to our bedroom. When I shared the good news with my husband, he trotted downstairs to check out the crawl space. Sure enough, that gurgling I heard upstairs was actually water gushing from the pipe. We were lucky to find a repairman who would come to our house at 1:00 am Monday morning and repair the pipe while lying in cold mud. He left at 3:00 am with our holiday savings. But the pipe is fixed.

The temps are approaching the upper 30s today and we’re on the alert to see if the pipe to the laundry room sink is simply frozen or has burst as well. I asked my husband to shut off the water to that part of the house before he left for work this morning. If there is another leak, I don’t want to be home alone for it.

Wish us luck!

6 thoughts on “Heat’s On”

  1. Oh my goodness, I feel your pain and send my empathy! Why do these things always seem to happen at the holidays? Well, I’m glad everyone is safe and warm…that’s a lot and we all know to be thankful for it.

  2. Oh Dear, I am so hoping there are no more pipes frozen or ini need of repair. So sorry about the holiday savings. Post some items on your wish list and I will grant one. Take care and stay warm.

  3. Suzanne McKiernan

    Your friends in Billings have been sharing your pain. We got that Canadian front, after about 10 inches of snow. Last week we had highs in the minus degrees! Doesn’t slow down knitters. Take care!

  4. So sorry to hear of your troubles, hopefully that will be the end of it and all will be well. I know you will stay positive and keep your wonderful humor because that’s the way you roll:)

  5. “Ain’t :Life Great, Ain’t Life Grand”…aren’t you glad that you gotta strong hold upon his hand, just in case, a back-up plan. A tracking chip inside is neck, all it is,a quick trip to the vet.:) Right about now I’m hoping that you are a bit like I am, making jokes and keeping things light works for keeping me from crying all night. As with the others I hope that thing settle down. I tried that once, to take a breath, relax a bit after whatever the days catastrophe had hit. I’ve come to learn, at least for me, that standing a moving.doing my thing, has me ready to spring into action when Murphy and friends come by for a stay!

    Seriously, our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you and yours. You sound like you have a great guy, me too. A good sense of humor and good man go a long way in life.. Hey, mine, (at 6’7″, wearing a size 17 narrow shoe + an 18yr. old son who is 6’6” and wears a size 18EEEE shoe) Knits’s, they both do. They love to get into it abut which needle and this year verses that, can be very entertaining and take you mind off of anything!

    If you require more diversion from Winter woes just let me know and I’ll do my best. It can get pretty good when you add in our other boy and the 2 girls! ( Keirlena on Ravelry).

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