Monday, November 5, 2007

Cold Toes and No Heat, Going Down Under


The Leaves are gone - Winter is on it's way...


Brr.... My toes are cold!
The latest breakdown here at Casa Sexton is our wood stove... Smoke started coming out the back of our Blaze King on Friday... so we have not had any heat since then... The days warm up nicely, about 1pm.. but when they start at 18 degrees, it's a long wait! We do have central heatas well, but, the main switch is down under the house in the crawl/squat space... spider zone... I was down there in June when I shut the system off! The filters need to be cleaned.. some static electromagnetic system that zaps when things get clogged and it was zapping it's brains out in early June... The filter job has been on my to do list for a few months....

I am sitting here with my long undies under my sweats.. and my toes and nose and fingers are still cold... and I am just sick and tired of being cold! Brr!!
So, I'm going to suck it up, and go down under the house... into the crawl space...pull out the filters, vacume the inards of the system, come back up and wash the filters, then go back down again, assemble it all and flip the switch...
ACK! I HATE SPIDERS!!! Wish me luck....

6 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Amazing Photo first of all.

Goodness sakes - 18 degrees? Oh lordy bee I've never been so cold.

Oh Andi, this crawl space has "ManJob" written all over it - what - can't you read anymore? What are you doing?!!!

Jumping up and down to keep you warm love, *karendianne.

Sandy said...

eeeeeewwwwwwwww spiders!!! Go get dh, make him do it!!!!!!!!

Sending you warm thoughts!!!

Joanne B. said...

Oh BRR! Hope your heat is back soon! Thanks for letting me know I had dead links on my pretties post this morning. I fixed it, but you can find Paper Pretties at www.paperpretties.net Best wishes Andi! Your daughter looks just like a mini YOU! So cute!

Penny said...

Hello! Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Now why haven't I been here before?!? Reading back over your blog I have the same food thoughts as you - we eat as much local , organic food here as possible and use natural products to clean. The last time I ate that big yellow M stuff (YUK!) was 1983...yes, I'm old LOL!! So, lots in common and I didn't even know it!:)

Debra Day said...

You got me first with the cold toes. I hate cold toes. You got me next with 18 degrees out! Burrrr However, I think I would let the Man freeze his specialties off before I'd go under the house and deal with SPIDERS!!!!! No frickin' way. Fighting your way through spider nests was NOT in your marriage vows (right?) so let him deal with it. Keep warm somehow. Cuzn Deb

Kerilou said...

How cold you must have been! We started out wood stove up two weeks ago, and I was plenty ready! Hope you got it all fixed! Keri