Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Brrrrrrr....Happy New Year!

Well we arrive home from California just in time to get ready to ring in a new year.  It felt nice to be home, relax, and enjoy a few more days that Chill had off before he was back to work.  We were so tired when we got home we dropped our bags in the house, turned on the TV and crashed on the couch.  I woke up early Saturday morning and realized the house was a little chilly.  I checked out the thermostat and sure enough the heater was not working.  Now we have had this happen before so I wasn't too worried.  It furnace will usually kick on after a bit.  Well it never kicked on so we had to call someone to check it out.  Not only was it a Saturday, but it was also New Years Eve which means it would cost an arm and a leg just to have someone look at it!  Just our luck but we had to have heat.  Well the news was NOT good.  We would have to to spend around $1,000 dollars to repair it that day, or wait until Tuesday and have it fixed or completely replaced.  We decided to get a second opionion so yes, we paid someone else to come check it out and he said it needed to be replaced, the we really couldn't repair it.  Fun for us.  Happy New Year! 

I really just wanted to stay home because we all were coming down with colds and I wanted to just be in my own bed, but with no heat and a house that was getting colder by the hour, we unpacked our bags from the trip, packed another bag and headed to Chill's parents for a few days.  Thank heavens for family!  We decided to go there because my parents were out of town and we thought it would be fun to have some peole to spend New Years Eve with.  It ended up being really fun.  We set up camp in the middle of the basement, put the kids to bed, and pulled out the dominos.  Chill's brother Brett was such a good sport and played with us for hours!!  We made Garrett come down at midnight so we could all say Happy New Year and  that was about all I could take.  I was ready for bed.  We spent another night at Chill's parents and there we were able to find someone to install a new furnce for us on January 2nd.  I have never appreciated heat more than I did after that furnace was installed.  Oh how I love my new furnace.  I have to say that because all my savings went into that :)   Life is good, we are warm, and we have a new furnace!

While we were staying with Chill's parents we got to go visit Grandma Molly in at Aspen Ridge.  The kids just love to visit her.  They are both so sweet to her.  I think they like it because they get to take rides in her wheelchair!  We sure love Grandma Molly and are so glad she is recovering.