Sunday, December 2, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Inside

Our furnace is broken and the temperature in our house 57 degrees and ever so slowly continuing to drop. Why do these things always tend to happen at the worst time possible?

My husband is out of town.
It's fucking freezing outside today.
It's Sunday and we will have to pay extra to get it fixed today.
We have no money.

Fuckity, fuck, fuck...

Kevin, the emergency furnace repair dude has just left to go pick up the part that he will need to fix it. He has been here before when our air conditioner was busted - in the middle of summer when:

My husband was out of town.
It was really fucking hot outside.
We had no money.

Here is what is probably a really boring video of better times, namely last night before I realized the furnace was broken. I was snuggled up cozy tight in a blanket on the sofa in the den and about to enjoy a fine feature film about the life of Edith Piaf, called La Vie En Rose, when I was distracted by the antics of Turtle the cat.

UPDATE: All fixed. Six hundred and fifty stinging smacks. Fuck.


Anonymous said...

I think Turtle sabotaged your furnace to get back at the DVD games you were playing with him.

That totally makes me wish I had a chld that I could do the same thing to.

pistols at dawn said...

Merry Christmas to you - you got yourselves the gift of heat! I once spent a winter in an apartment so cold I left the oven on all winter to make it a bearable 35 degrees inside as opposed to a cold 33 degrees.

evil-e said...

You have inadvertently played the Saturday Scavenger Hunt game. The word was cold. You even have an original video. (the only rule for the game is original material)

Superstar said...

So unlike a plummer, the furnace guy won't take trade?!?!? HEHEHE...
Sorry, the line about your hubby being out of town and all!!!

Sorry to hear about the furnace. Yet another ~insert happy dance~ reason to live here in sunny AZ!!!

I actually had to get the sweaters out last week. Yep, it dipped down to the low, 50's...VRVRVRVRVRVRVRVRVR....

~kicks heels up~
Hate me later.

Family Adventure said...

Ooooh...that sucks. Big time. That's happened to us, too. Both the a/c on the hottest day of the year and the furnace on the coldest. Nasty!

Heidi :(

Anonymous said...

That's going to take away from the amount you can spend on the A-Hole on your list.

Glad to hear you are no longer freezing.

Eric said...

Having the ability to control things remotely is the best thing that has ever happened to annoying and confusing cats.

CDP said...

SRU is right...maybe you can post a list of HOMEMADE gifts for the assholes in your life...just because you're on a budget, doesn't mean that the assholes should go without their Christmas gifts. Sorry about the furnace...that hasn't happened to me, but some mess always happens when my husband's nowhere in sight.

Churlita said...

I'm so sorry. I hate that shit.

Was the movie good, though? I've heard excelltent reviews of it.

CDP said...

PS--I'm tagging you! Like you don't have enough to do!

The Guv'ner said...


As someone who would shrivel and die if it isn't 80 degrees or more at all times in my house, I am right there with you in sympathy.

ENOUGH WITH THE COLD. We had snow yesterday. The Guv does not DO snow. I am furious.

Tara said...

Turtle is so cute. I'm sorry to hear about the furnace. Our family furnace has broken down in the past, right in the middle of winter. Always when you need it to work, always when money is tight.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Suze - if he were as smart as he is cute I might believe you, but all evidence is to the contrary.

You should look into foster care.

Pistols - Me too!! My landlord was on vacation and there was a gas leak and the gas company turned our heat off. I could see my breath in my own house for almost a whole week. Not being able to afford a hotel was one of my motovations to go back to school and get my degree.

Evil - Cool - I'm an artist and I didn't know it.

Superstar - He'd have to have something I'd want and a new furnace wouldn't have been enough.

I haven't been to AZ since I quit my job, but I spent 12 weeks there in 2004. Mostly Phoenix and Glendale. It's too brown there for me, but I liked it.

Heidi - After what happened in the comment I put up there for Pistols I've been paranoid about it happening again.

Step - no a-hole on my list this year. In fact other than one gift exchange party we are attending we have no x-mas gift obligations this year at all.

Eric - I swear we are going to break the darn thing. Our other cat that died didn't seem to notice it, but Turtle will come running from wherever he is in the house to watch the show. So weird.

CDP - you mean like cookies made with salt instead of sugar or wreaths made with poison ivy?

Churlita - it was visually beautiful, but I was glad that I had done a little research about "the little sparrow" before I watched or it would have been really hard to follow. I would have like more DVD bonus features about her too.

CDP - I love to get tagged so don't worry about it. I may not be able to write anything today though because MDH is working from home.

Guv'ner of Arabia - when are you going to get it over with and move to the damn desert already?

Tara - thanks he is the cutest kitty ever and I can never quite capture the full extent of his cute-i-tude when I film him.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I love how cats become fascinated with things. My one cat has a favorite spot on the wall. She stares at it for hours.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

OH MY GOSH! I hope my furnace lives through the winter!