SoCS: first thing

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. 

First thing I think of when I wake up: oh yeah, my furnace is broken.

Get up and get the woodstove burning, turn on all electric heaters, then run back to my nice warm bed with the electric blanket on ‘4’. That’s when I realize I have to pee real bad.

I run to the toilet and scream because its not warmed up yet. Run back to my nice warm bed.

Now I have to poop. NO! I say to my poop, Can’t you wait until its a little warmer out there? It continues to knock at the door until I get up.

This has played out every morning all week and will continue for some time.

My furnace went out last Sunday; of course it happened on a Sunday. I spent most of the week looking for someone to service it but its so old it wasn’t worth putting expensive new parts into. Thursday I bought a new furnace/air conditioner. I was so grateful I have a credit line in place to do everything on my computer right then and there; otherwise I would be shit out of luck. I opened it when I bought my car and and don’t owe anything . . . well, didn’t owe anything.

Our province is in total lockdown because of the surge in Covid cases. My furnace is outside so I wasn’t worried about contact. The guy came to check out how the ducts go into the house and the electric. He only came in once to look at the fuse box and wore a mask.

After he left he called me; he couldn’t find his glasses, he must have left them here. I found them outside, they fell off the porch where we were exchanging paper work. I left a message I found his glasses.

He phoned me a little later and said his son, who works with him, has been in possible contact with Covid and has to be tested. The results will come back in 4 to 5 days. If its positive they have to suspend all their business for two weeks. That will push the installation back until February.

After his call I thought ‘did I wash my hands after I found his glasses and phoned him then continued on watching TV (remotes) and doing my puzzle?’ I washed thoroughly and wiped down everything I think I might have touched with a Lysol wipe.

Luckily, its not very cold outside . . for Canada. Its been un-seasonably warm and we have had very little snow so its been easy to keep the house warm. But they are talking about a polar vortex on the way at the end of the month.

So the installation of my new furnace and some very cold weather are running neck and neck. Will I get my knew furnace in time for the polar vortex? Will additional costs get added on? Will I get Covid?

This is the last thing I think of before I fall asleep.

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2 thoughts on “SoCS: first thing

  1. They can usually install a furnace in a day. I think the last time we had it done, they were done by mid-afternoon.

    I don’t think you have anything to worry about Covid-wise. It doesn’t sound like you had more than brief contact with him or his glasses.

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