One of Those Weeks

1.05.2012

This week started out fine on Monday, but Tuesday was a whole different story. I got up at my regular time between 6:30 and 7:00 and noticed the house was much colder than normal. Of course on Monday a big cold blast with the coldest temps in a year came rushing in, but it still should be warm inside.

This was outside later in the morning. We started out at 20 degrees. That is no big deal, but it is.......

when the inside temperature is 60. I know 60 isn't that cold, but it is when inside it is usually 70. We have a geothermal system and have never had problems with it keeping the house warm. We have had problems with it keeping it cool, but this past summer it was worked on and worked better than it has in 16 years. So now the heat has decided to give us problems. Great.

I already use this little heater in the sunroom for some extra help. The sunroom was an addition several years after the house was built and the air and heat aren't quite strong enough to make this extra room comfortable.

Well, with it 60 in the house this room was REALLY cold. I don't like to be cold. So I pulled out the big guns. Yes, we have an electric fireplace. I used to have it in our fireplace, but had removed it since we weren't using it. So glad I kept it so I could get some quick extra heat. This thing really puts out the heat.

I wrapped up in these throws. That furry one is soooo soft and nice and heavy. I purchased it from One King's Lane several months ago with credit I had accumulated. Besides trying to keep warm I got up to NO wi fi for my laptop! I hate when this happens. I ended up having to call ATT and was on the phone with them for two hours before the second person finally got it all working again. That will be an extra $49 on our next bill. Yipee! I was trying to keep blankets wrapped around me and had to sit in front of the desk top with the laptop in my lap and phone in hand. What fun that was and I was hungry. I had only had one cup of coffee, but had to have my internet working. I was stressing out. It was my Wow party night.

What I could have used was one of these to keep warm without struggling with loose blankets.
Note to self: buy Snuggie

And Bailey needed one of these.

So I called the guy who services our geothermal system, since there aren't many, and he said he would get to us on Wednesday. What? I have to stay cold another day? Great. He said he would call me on Wednesday before he comes.

By two o'clock Wednesday I still haven't heard from the guy and I call him. Well, guess what. He is SICK! Vomiting sick! Good grief! He says he is trying to come fix my heat and I tell him please don't come while you are sick. We sure don't want that stuff here. So hopefully he will come today and figure out what is wrong. We have had two colder than normal nights inside now, but the flannel sheets sure have felt good.

 This new quilt from the PB outlet has helped a lot, too. Oh, that store is dangerous!
This is another peek of the master up do.

So that is how my week has been going.
How has yours been?
Today should be a good day.
 I am going to get my hair done this morning before the heat man comes this afternoon (I hope) plus it is going to be warmer out today which will help inside, too.


I will be back later with a prettier post.

45 comments:

  1. Oh, the woes of no heat!!! Hope it gets fixed today... but, I would love being snuggled in that new comforter from PB!!! Is there a actual store near you or online??? Love it! blessings ~ tanna

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  2. So sorry to hear all of that. You might as well just stay in bed until that heat of yours is working. That fireplace insert was cracking me up I have to say. I have one of those tower heaters too that we use in the bathrooms in the winter. It's so nice to pop out of the shower to a toasty room. Have a warm day.

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  3. Kim, I'll brew up some coffee and have it ready for you...honest. Cold houses for me seem to be a curse. (I love old houses, but I rent so I'm not about to bug a landlord when rent is so cheap about new windows). How do I survive? Keep the kitchen and den or bedroom (depends what time of day) well heated and let the rest of the house stay in the 50s all it wants...

    Here's a steaming hot cup of coffee for you....careful, it's hot. (Cream and sugar are available on the silver tray- help yourself)


    Smiles to you,
    From Chilly NW Illinois (where last winter we have had well below ZERO temps and blizzards in Feb!)
    ~Suzanne

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  4. That really is a terrible way to start the day...or the year! I hope you are toasty today! I started the year with a computer crash! We know it will get better at least! ♥

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  5. I hate having problems with heat and cooling!!!! I am glad that at least you had a back up system. We looked at the geothermal when we did this house but have heard that it doesn't work as well here in the frozen tundra. I hope yours is a quick (cheap) fix!

    It looks like you found some fun snuggles to spend the day in. Please don't buy a Snuggie-LOL- I don't want to think about you in one when I am walking around Walmart and notice people wearing them to shop in! xo Diana

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  6. When it rains, it pours! Hope he gets out today and gets everything running properly. Luckily the cold snap is supposed to end, so the heat pump won't have to work so hard. Forget the snuggies, that OKL throw looks the perfect thing to snuggle under.

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  7. Brrrr!! I hate being cold. Hoping it gets fixed today. We have an electric fireplace too and it does keep warm. Love the PB outlet!!

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  8. I would just stay put in those warm, furry throws! Nothing is worse than being cold....Love the comforter from PB..Luckily, you had a nice backup for heat!

    Good luck!

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  9. oh gosh, this was like reading my own story last winter. our sunroom/family room was also an addition and the heat pump never would push enough cool air out here and wasnt keeping the house all that cool either so we had it repaired and that winter when it was time for heat- that wouldnt go above 62. I started to wonder if our heat pump was jinxed.
    I hope he'll get it fixed for you but enjoy those flannels and the quilt till then..

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  10. I know that must be frustrating having to wait so long to get your heat fixed! That would bother me being so limited with who can work on your unique heating system! Normally you should have someone come out the same day. My kids are much better and have returned to school today. Will fussed about going back to school this morning. He hated to get up so early after sleeping late during Christmas break. Hope your day gets better and your heat returns back to normal.

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  11. Oh, my! I don't like it cold either! Sure hope everyting warms up for you soon Kim! Love your PB comforter...pretty, pretty!

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  12. oh, no! I so feel your pain~ when it rains, it pours. Sorta like my week before Christmas when we were dealing with a roof rat infestation in our attic and basement. The joys of homeownership. Hope your day/week gets better!

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  13. Sorry to hear of your heating problems! I'm in GA too so I know how cold it is right now. I have my heat set at 70 and am still cold. Hope yours get fixed today!

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  14. Nothing worst than no heat and no wifi!! As I always say 'I don't do cold weather'!! Hoping you have a better day!!

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  15. Hope your warm soon! Love that comforter from PB!
    ♥Rondell

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  16. I hope you will warm up soon. We're in Alabama, so we are getting the same chilling temps. that you are getting.
    My week? Figured out a problem that I was having with Blogger and now I am a much happier person!
    Hope today is better for you.
    Marsha

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  17. My week has been a dream compared to yours. So sorry you are having such a bad week. I hate when that happens, but I especially hate to be cold!! Good luck with everything and hope it gets much better!

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  18. I live up North, but I understand what you are saying. Temperatures I can tolerate in February are chilling me to my bones in early January. We had a long Indian Summer and the recent cold weather has me wishing I had kept the snuggie I received in our gift exchange/trade. It is in the 60's in my office and I cannot wear enough layers. The thermostate is set at 70, so I think we have issues, too. Hopefully your repairman is on his feet soon and can make your home warm and cozy again!

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  19. Oh my, Kim! Hope your guy gets out there very quickly, but I would definitely keep my distance from him since he's been sick. Just sanitize everything he touches....lol!
    CAS

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  20. Sorry to hear about your heating problems and hope it's an easy fix! It's been cold here, as well. Our house is always cold in the winter because I don't want $500 utility bills! I walk around with layers of clothes and a hooded scarf...that is until I have a hot flash and it all comes off! Have a good day.

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  21. Kim, Well that's the pits! I hate it when things don't work.
    Hope your heating guy gets your system fixed TODAY!
    You're welcome to come over and get warm if you like... if you can stand the mess of boxes.
    Hugs,
    Babs
    Oh, gotta go up to the PB outlet. I keep saying that, and I know it's going to cost me when I go because I'll probably buy a ton of things.

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  22. OMG..I think I would be scared to leave the house, for fear that's when the heat man would come. don"t you know:):) Make the man explain everything to you that he does. Good luck. Smiles to you,Susie(She Junks)

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  23. What a way to start a week! Hopefully the heat man comes and all will be better/warmer.

    Love the comforter.

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  24. Kim, I sympathize as I hate being cold too. Yet I know people who leave their heat on 62 all winter! Don't know how they do it. Hope it gets fixed soon. I received a snuggie one year as a gift. They work really well. Mine is a leopard print. xo

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  25. So you've been on a bit of a camping trip in your own home! I hope they can fix the heat today, and your bedroom looks all warm and cozy, at least from my perspective.

    Wishing for some calm and warmth for you over the weekend.

    Kat :)

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  26. Ugh! I hate being cold. Hate it! And our heating system is different than most too, its radiant heat...we lost our hot water last month for two days~the day before Thanksgiving, all Thanksgiving Day...so I know what a pain it is...hope it is resolved today!

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  27. I am glad Bailey got a new wrap to keep warm

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  28. What a pain! I hate to be cold. HATE IT! However we have such bad allergies that we can't keep it too warm at night either. Not to mention the hubs is never cold. I bought an electric mattress pad last year & it's soooo awesome. It has dual controls so the hubs side can be off & mine can be on high if I want. Hope everything gets fixed today.

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  29. I just HATE when that happens!! And it is not fun when the AC goes out either....hopefully you will be fixed today,just in time for the warming trend! lol

    Loving that sneak peek at the bedroom...can't wait to see more!

    Lou Cinda

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  30. Good morning Kim, Girl I also have geothermal and just had the motor system replaced after 13 year..ours runs on 6 wells..My heating bills have always been so high from this system..but I paid $27,000. for it in 99 and can't afford to replace it..and Good luck with getting someone to repair it girl..like you said not all heating and AC company even know what your talking about when you call them..I sure hope the rest of your week goes better..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  31. It's horrible to be cold. I hope you warmed up at the hair stylist's, and I hope even more that your system gets repaired this p.m.

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  32. Wow- it's cold down there this week! I hope your heat woes are soon over, as it's no fun to be shivering in your own house!

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  33. I hope your heat is fixed soon! The freak Halloween storm that hit the east coast took out our power for 7 days and that meant no heat. Since we have 4 dogs and 2 cats...I wasn't about to leave for a hotel. It was cold here. The PB comforter is beautiful. I love your blog.

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  34. Apparently much better than yours! Stay warm, be careful with those heaters and hoping all is resolved and you are nice and warm soon. You are a trooper for getting Wow Us Wednesday's up.

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  35. Kim, so sorry you are having to go through this. I know it is hard to get motivated and do anything when your cold.

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  36. Kim we had that happen to us when we first moved in this house 9 yrs ago. We woke up to the house being 50 degrees! When the repair man came he said our unit was to small for our house and had to be replaced! So we had to put a new heating and air conditioning system in and the house was only two years old UGH!! Haven't had a problem since. Hope yours gets fixed soon! Stay warm!

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  37. I hate having a cold house-I hope you get it fixed soon! I can't believe that it's much warmer up here in Canada! We were at 17 C (65 ish F) yesterday. Not super warm, but nice for this time of year!

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  38. That is cold even by Canadian standards! During the winter I usually keep my home at 70-72, so 60 is definitely bring out the old blankets and get the repair guy out pronto! I hope you get the heat repair soon my friend. Stay warm Diane

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  39. I am with you - hate being cold and am always in my Ugg slippers (which really help) and my furry throw! I confess, I did buy my mother in law a leopard print Snuggie for Christmas (yes, I really do like her). How many more months til spring?
    Kelly

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  40. Kim, I feel for you ~ no heat and no wifi. I say snuggle in under the covers and read a book. ;-)
    Hope things are better soon. ~ sarah

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  41. Oh, I hate it when expensive things break, particularly if I'm uncomfortable in the process! I'm glad you had all the extras to keep you warm!

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  42. Oh dear! I hate being cold, but I hate having my computer out almost as much. Snuggle and keep those puppies and your self warm, let us know how it turns out!

    Carol

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  43. I hope you are warm by now! We have had unconditionally warm weather here this week, beautiful and sunny, upper 60's. Our weather has been crazy different for the last year!

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  44. I work @ a heating and air company.. if you have a geothermal system you should have an emergency heat option on your thermostat.. might use more energy but it will keep your house warm until the system is repaired.. you should ask your hvac guy about it or check your owner's manual of your thermostat... if you don't have a manual then google the model # of it and you should be able to find one..

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  45. LOVE that new quilt from the PB outlet!!

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