Our furnace died over the weekend. It’s been dying over the past few weeks, but we (I) didn’t have time to call a repairperson to come and fix it. But it died a final death Saturday afternoon. We didn’t want to bother anyone on a weekend, so we just bundled up and endured the coldness. It’s around 50 degrees in the house, and it was down to 12 degrees outside last night. It’s cold.
I left two messages for a repair person this morning, but no one has called me back yet. Hmpf.
I’m officially on winter break now, but I still have to grade finals and papers today. Grades must be posted by tonight. We used to have until after the new year, but they changed that this year. Hmpf.
Once I’m finished grading, I don’t think I’ll know what to do with myself. The past several months have been filled with prepping and grading…no free time at all. I have a huge stack of books that I want to make my way through. I’m also picking up some side work for an insurance broker, filling in for his assistant who’s on maternity leave. Thankfully, that’s just a few hours a week, and I can work from home.
The furnace people just called. I guess I should make the house look presentable!