Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful…

I was in the living room, reading my lovely Biology book. My hands were getting very cold. (Not my feet though – handknit socks are fabulous!) I was cold. I started to wonder why the furnace wasn’t kicking in. Where, oh where is my heat?

I discovered that my thermostat has decided, “No heat for you!”

There is no heat downstairs right now, thanks to a flashing “change battery” message. It won’t respond to anything. I don’t have batteries for it, so Mike is going to hook us up with some. Meanwhile, I’m hoping that is all that it is – we were warned last year that this thermostat wasn’t going to last for long, and when they replaced the battery last year it didn’t seem like it was going to come back online for us at first.

WHY does this stuff *always* happen right before it is going to get really cold? It will be a low of 34 tomorrow morning. My hands are already frosty, but they will be icicles at 34. Our fireplace is gas with faux wood, and while it is pretty it puts out no heat at all. None. You can sit directly in front of it while it burns on a toasty summer day and feel nothing.

I have a feeling we will be sleeping upstairs in the guest bedroom tonight. Brrr…

Update: I’m not sure what I did, but I must have pushed the right buttons or said the right words (a long string of swear words can be effective), but now the thermostat is on and the heat is working. Yeah! I’ll replace the battery when it isn’t heading towards temps in the 30s – for now, I’ll enjoy being warm!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

6 replies on “Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful…”

last night it was freakin’ cold… and i asked Tom if we were going to turn on the heater… and he said no. even though we have balance billing, the bill for the next 6 months is going to suck… somehow we had some spikes during the summer that we had no knowledge of (like in the $300-400 range) and that will factor into the new bill. so Tom wants to not turn it on so we don’t carry much over. i don’t mind turning into a popsicle in my own home. i’m used to it since my parents barely turned on the heater when i was little.

It’s currently 3° where I am. Brr! Our furnace did that last winter. It would get cold and not kick on. We would have to turn the thermostat off and back on and that would kick it into gear. I can’t remember what they ended up having to do, but it’s nice and toasty warm in here tonight. At least until the Hubby comes home and turns it down again.

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