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Ah heat! Saturday night I noticed that, though the heat was on (I could hear the water moving through the pipes) it was getting colder. I felt the radiators and pipes. Cold. Great! The heat couldn’t break right before a warm spell. It had to break right after.

Then Sunday, after church, I had to go out of town. No time to fix the heat. So Sunday night after getting back, I headed down to the basement to see what I could see. The pilot was out.

I couldn’t quite figure out how to get to it at first. There was a hole in a metal plate behind the front access panel. I tried sticking a lighted match through there, but I couldn’t get anything to happen.

Monday morning I got out my tools and removed that metal plate. Finally I could see the pilot mechanism. I eventually got it lit (I was having trouble with the matches) but even after holding down the primer for a full two minutes it wouldn’t stay on. I conceded and called a plumber.

The secretary said someone would be able to come out that day, so I called work and said I wasn’t coming in.

At 8:00pm I finally got a call saying they wouldn’t be sending anyone that day and was I available the next morning?

If I hadn’t been so cold, I’d have been smoldering. No. I was not available during regular work hours for the second day in a row.

Someone did eventually come out today and fix it. Ah, blessed heat, how I missed you.

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I had a few things I wanted to write about today.  Let’s see if I can remember them all.

I turned on the heat today.  I didn’t even need to, and that sucks.  I turned it on to keep the house above 60 degrees while I cleaned.  Then I didn’t clean.  Waste of fuel, waste of money.  I’m determined to keep my utility bills low this winter.  If that means keeping the house freezing while I huddle near the space heater, then so be it.  Winter will not rape my finances again this year.  No $300 gas bills.

One thing I’m apparently not determined to do is clean.  As I said, I turned the heat on to clean, but I never did.  I folded laundry, but that’s about it.  I really need to get it done tomorrow.  Sissy’s coming Friday and I have work and rehearsal on Thursday.  I have work tomorrow too, but it’s early.

Which leads me to two other things.  I could stay up and clean now, but I’m having trouble waking up in the mornings, so I should go to bed early.  But tomorrow I’m planning to go out in the evening with The Boys and their Lady.  That will make problems with the cleaning tomorrow thing.  Then again, if all else fails, I can stay up late tomorrow and Thursday since I con’t have work until 11 and 5 the morning/evening after.  I’m tired now and my actually be able to sleep.

The Restaurant served Mississippi Mud Pies today.  Oh chocolate!  Obviously they were for the guests, but most of us (all who wanted one) got a slice.  Mmm.

About a week after starting this blog I got my first few readers.  Three of them.  They arrived through such tags as “journal” and “stray.”  Ha!  I bet they did not get what they were expecting!  I’d really like to know how they reacted when they realized what they’d found.  But maybe I wouldn’t.  I can imagine it either way, and it’s not divied just along their reactions being positive or negative.

So this journal/blog are really sucking up time.  The reason I didn’t clean?  Yeah, general distaste for the activity, but I was doing this instead.  There are worse things I could have been doing.  Video games, for example.  But it was still procrastination.

I need to get on the ball.  Find a sub for next week at the Citadel, respond to Sue’s director.  I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting to do.  There always is.

I finally got my travel info to the bozo at that horrible choir I sang with a few months ago.  Other than them giving me my money, may I never hear from them again.  I still need my oil changed.

I just saw, the notebook I bought a little while ago…  It’s wood free.  That’s awesome!

I was doing some musical improv today.  I really wish I’d recorded it.  I need to do that the next time my mind goes there.  I had some great material for a mass.  A good one this time.  Oh well.  Made me feel like I could actually consider composing again.

Well, I think I got a lot of waht I wanted to down.  I’m sure I missed a lot, but I got some other stuff I’d never planned on.

Oh!  The reason I’m working on Thursday now, I picked up an extra shift.  Stupid!  Actually it’s probably good.  Earn some extra money before taking a week off.

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