January 04, 2010

a song and a story (not connected in any way)


First the song. Just because.



Second the story. Because the new year has already begun with a vengeance.

It's been COLD here. 20's. Blustery cold with 30 mph wind gusts. Yuk. Not to mention this fun fact. Our heat has broken TWICE in the last 3 days. First time was New Years day. Second was a mere 24 hours later.
Yesterday was spent bundled up. It was like Apollo 13 when they had to figure out the exact sequence for running all the most important electrical pieces of equipment without blowing the fuse. We had electricity, but the cottage is wired like a shed with one light bulb. Fuses blew all day when we tried to turn on 2 (oh, no not TWO!) lights in the house along with the small electric heaters we had borrowed to keep the pipes in the house from freezing.
Thankfully, everything was fixed (again!!) today. And it we got a new years day present too. A QUIET motor for our heater. Yes, it's true, all you who have endured the Cottage heat. It no longer sounds like a Boeing 747 landing in our living room when the heat turns on. I almost cried the first time I heard it. What a beautiful moment.
It's the little things in life, you know?!!

3 comments:

Diana said...

No way!!!! That is crazy!!! You know longer have to turn the volume up when the heat comes on. I still can hear that. Along with the pellet stove.

cottage girl said...

I knew you would understand the significance of this magnificent event! It IS wonderous!!

bedbyday said...

I love the AAA sign in the photo.