Whew! The past two weeks have been manic! Where has the time gone? It started with an energy audit; followed by a parade of contractors; multiple unscheduled trips to the dentist; meetings, meetings and more meetings; massive chili consumption; two days of floral arranging; lunch with a celebrity's wife; a good ass chewing over the phone; cooking a week's worth of meals in three hours; sewing stripes on Air Force blues until one in the morning; a worthless hour spent in the VW service lounge only to be told to come back next week; and last but not least a trip to the hospital to have the embedded head of a tick removed from my side.
Party on Wayne. Party on Garth.
Would someone please press pause? I need to catch my breath. Oh balls, now what? My yard is being invaded by trucks and men. Hold on.....
Okay, it appears that the gas company has chosen today to dig a big giant hole in my yard and leave. They left a bag of tools behind so hopefully it means they will be back. With the way the last two weeks have gone I am not holding my breath. The conclusion of the energy audit was to replace our old fuel oil furnace with a new high efficiency gas furnace. According to his calculations we will save 40% on our energy bill and nearly recoup the cost of the furnace in one season. Wow! So We Energy is working on running the pipeline and installing a gas meter. Well, at least they were working. As suddenly as they came, they left. poof! Gone.
Oddly enough, my money plays the same game. One minute it is here. The next, poof! gone; leaving a big giant hole in my pocket. So far the furnace proposals range from $2,800.00 to $5,193.00. I have asked for numbers on tankless gas water heaters, too. $1,599.00 to $2,500.00. I am not sure we are ready to go that route. I would like to look into solar water heaters as well. Any of you have experience with either type? Good, bad or ugly?
Other musings from the last two weeks; eating 30 different types of chili in one hour is not good for you stomach, mixing hot syrup in granola containing chocolate chips does not make chocolate chip granola bars - it makes chocolate granola bars, line drying your clothes outside means you could have ticks in your pajamas, and setting your oven on warm with a loaf of bread inside for the final proof and then forgetting to turn the heat off makes a very flat chewy loaf of bread.