Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Houston, we have a problem.

It's business as usual today here at home with the Dynamic Duo. Cody has gone to school and the boys are playing nicely in Jamie & Cody's room. If I'm being completely honest, I will admit that though it is already 9:28 a.m. and I have been up for two and a half hours, I am, shall we say, easing into my day. That's right, I'm hanging out on my bed doing some fun internet browsing looking for ideas for the boys' room, for when we finally fix it up. But as I sit here, I can't help but notice I have a bad chill. Hm. Every night we turn our thermostat to 19 degrees and in the morning I turn it up to 21 degrees. Very reasonable. This morning was no different. The kitchen was very cold when I went in to get Cody is breakfast and Jamie his medicine, so I popped into the living room and turned up the temperature to 21.

So why am I so cold? I just went to check out the situation, figuring the boys had shut off the thermostat, as they frequently do. (Nice, eh?) But it was still set for 21. The problem is, it was only reading 18.5 degrees in the living room. No wonder I feel cold! I checked the heat vent and though it was blowing air, that air could barely be classified as warm. So it looks like our furnace is still not working. Or maybe just not working again.

That's okay. It is supposed to go up to -3 outside today, and it looks like the sun will be shining brightly, so there is a good chance it will warm up in here at least a degree, maybe even two. But wow. It is still January in Manitoba, and once the temperatures drop back to normal again in a few days, we will be in serious trouble if we can't keep it warm in here. These are the moments when I think we should really invest in an electric fireplace or something. Yikes.

Jamie is wearing a fleece sleeper, complete with feet, so he should be okay. I put Micah in a very thick, fuzzy fleece sweat suit and socks, so he will probably be fine too. But this is quite irritating. I am so tempted to just crawl under my covers and have a nice cozy nap. But, obviously I can't do that. Here's hoping the sun shines with a little extra intensity into our living room window today.

Meanwhile, I will continue looking forward to February with much anticipation. Is it silly that I'm already excited about Valentine's Day? Yeah, I thought so. I have no plans. I just really want to make heart shaped sugar cookies and ice them in pink. More on that when we get closer to that day! Bye for now.

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