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The furnace has been off for over twenty-four hours now, and there's a noticable chill in the air. A repairperson is due to come this morning at some point. I'm eagerly looking forward to their arrival and hope that it'll be a straightforward repair job.

Meanwhile, I treasure warmth where I find it. The "Wild Caribbean Chili" I made last night warmed me with jalanpeños, chili, and stove-heat. Polar fleece is a wonderful invention. I'm endlessly grateful I bought a pair of cozy warm slippers at the One-of-a-Kind show in December, because, for a rarity, my feet have been warmer than the rest of me a consequence. My computer doubles as a finger and nose warmer - which makes more sense if you know it's resting on a foot and a half of academic journals in order to have the screen at eye level. I have lamps turned on for both light and their minor contribution of radiant heat. At least I still have plenty of hot water!

Update: It's just before noon and the heat is back on! Hurray! A safety switch failed, so the whole thing stopped working. Happily, the repair was easily done. It'll be a while before the house is warm again but the temperature is finally heading in the right direction!


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Feb. 12th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
He was here! Now he's driving to Mississauga to go buy a replacement part. It should be fixed before long!
Feb. 12th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's aggravating, but it also sounds rather cozy!
Feb. 12th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness!
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