My boyfriend was going to go to work today. He got up and started getting ready for work, without waking me up.
After he showered, he kindly informed me that we have no heat or hot water. Since I just had the oil tank filled on Tuesday, I knew we hadn’t run out.
I got up to call the oil company. We’re new to the area, and to the oil thing so we don’t know what to do or who to call. Before I called though, I decided to make a fire because it’s actually colder in the house than it is outside. It’s actually a bit over 50° outside and most of our snow has melted.
I built up my fire the same way I always do. I lit it. As I went to put the matches on the mantle, the picture on the mantle fell off and hit me in the shoulder and foot. Owe.
The fire started like normal. Then, it died…completely. I have never had that happen. Even before I got used to building a fire, I could still at least get a little bit of flame to last. Not this time. It’s completely dead.
So, I called the oil company. They are right down the street from us (they work out of their home). We’re waiting for them to come out to take a look at the boiler (the pilot wont stay lit). We have no clue how much this is going to cost us. Do we need a new boiler or just a new part? Is it something very expensive or just mildly annoying?
So, I went to brush my teeth. I have very sensitive teeth. I usually have a hard time brushing them because our mixing valve is broken and the water is generally too hot for me. I have to plan my teeth brushing wisely so I get the water when it’s just lukewarm. Today though, it’s ice cold. I finished brushing 10 minutes ago and my whole mouth is still throbbing.
I suppose I should be happy though that the coffee was only tepid because if it had been hot, my teeth probably would have shattered from the cold water, hot coffee combo.
I’ve been up for 20 minutes now. I’m tempted to just go back to bed. I’m worried about what else might happen today.