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m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
It's allover doors and heat problems. My front door got stuck in the storm, I figured the wooden frame swelled in the wet. But after 3 days of a sticky door, I now have a front door that I opened that won't close. Called the place that installed it 3 mos ago. They said I should have painted the frame by now. Somebody is coming to look at it.
Now that it's cold out, I discover that my furnace (also fairly new) won't heat. Somebody is coming Sometime Tomorrow to look at it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Cat woke me up by jabbing her claw in my lip. Went to the eye doctor (with an unclosed front door) and came home to deal with this stuff. Yay day off. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh man, that sounds like a headache. I hope you can stay warm tonight. - Anika
The house isn't really cold yet, but I looked at my furnace (like ya do) and it looks perfect. If the heating element broke or something I'm not gonna know. I had better luck with the old pilot light/match system. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Dan the Door Guy came back and set the hinges in deeper into the frame (door was stuck on the handle side). Now I can shut the door again. Tomorrow after the Furnace Guy comes I gotta go buy sandpaper and outdoor paint for the frame. I hope the weather is going to cooperate. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
i hope you get all things repaired, most especially furnace. What type of heat do you have? - Janet
The furnace is quite new. The heat is hotwater baseboard heat. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Thanks to the open door, I got very chilled yesterday. Now with the door fixed, the house is at about 64F (colder upstairs) and I slept with extra blankets last night. Furnace Guy is coming this afternoon, so I guess I will put off grocery shopping; gotta be here whenever he shows up. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I had a hard time getting core warmth back after the storm and generator failing to have enough power for the furnace. I hope you get things fixed. Does this mean you are also without hot water? - Janet
No, I have hot water and I can have a hot bath, if I can stand the cold air in the house afterward. I was shivering for a long time yesterday. I didn't realize that when you get old(er) you chill very easily. My ice-eating days are over now. I drank a LOT of hot coffee and tea yesterday. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Still, I do have lights and a working stove and hot washing water, so one furnace and a stuck door isn't so bad. Sounds like you were worse off, as were a lot of ffolks here. I hope everybody's up and running by now. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
My error was having the basement woodstove really cooking, trying to have the heat rise to third floor. I was sitting in the basement feeling so toasty warm. It had to be 84 degrees, then I went to third floor with a 20 degree drop. I slept with a fleece blanket wrapped around my head. - Janet
I slept under two comforters and a lap blanket. That core temperature thing is no joke. My nose and fingers are cold and my metal fountain pen is too cold to hold. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Sorry you've had to deal with all of that. I hope you're now basking in warmth from a functioning furnace. I tend to keep my thermostat set in the mid-60's this time of year, and then keep an oil-filled radiator-type electric heater nearby when I'm at the computer or watching the tube. It's not an ideal solution (my daughter immediately wraps up in a blanket when she comes over) but it keeps the heating bills reasonable. Based on your report about susceptibility to chills when we age, I think I may be in trouble. As heating bills climb, I don't want to have to ponder increasing usage as well. Too bad there are no geo-thermal sources around here! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
My Icelandic friend just posted pictures of a beautiful snowfall and reports that her house stays a steady 68F all the time thanks to geothermal heat. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
No humidity plays a part in the warmth factor. My basement is a year-round 58 degrees. If I run the dehumidifier I don't mind this temperature as much. For our forced air oil and degree of wood in the home it was suggested we have a winter humidifier on the system. One cancels the other. - Janet
Oh geez, I hope you have heat, soon. - vicster: full-bodied