Monday, January 28, 2008

Adversity: The JOYful side of no heat

Looking at things optimistically, the "up" side to losing our heater yesterday was the chance to have a slumber party with the kids last night. We watched a half-dozen episodes of Green Acres and then made a "bed" on the floor of the living room for Bam-Bam, String Bean, Lego Maniac and me. Discretion being the better part of valor, Kotch and Granmere opted for space-heaters in their rooms while Dad is off at a "5-star for Jesus" retreat center and Brikhead is down in balmy Louisiana!

Through the grace of God, the temp outside only went down to the upper 40s so the inside-house temp is a cozy 65.8 (which is a bit warmer than when we have HEAT! ISN'T God GOOD!)

And, for those of you who are wondering -- Molly, the wonder puppy -- weighing in at 20 lbs at her 3 month check -- slept in her own crate but did join the kids after her breakfast at 4:40 a.m. But she was quickly ousted back to her crate when she dared to wake up LegoManiac at 5:00 a.m.

Hopefully the heating man, who came yesterday and charged $300 to get the heat going for about 30 minutes after he left, will be able to come today and "get 'er done" as they say in the South! (altho that's going to be another $600 or so -- thank goodness for good credit!).

1 comment:

Matilda said...

Oh that looks like fun. We might have to turn our heat off just to get to have some of that fun ourselves!