Friday, November 10, 2017

November Thankful Day 11

Friday was a busy day.  It was sunny but oh boy it was cold. 

11.  November 11-  I am thankful I was given a tenacious character.   While there is a gas furnace in my big old house, we used an outside wood boiler to help cut the costs.  Last year just a few days before Jeff died, he came in and told me that the boiler was not working, it had a leak.  When I finally got out of my procrastination funk I pulled the back off the boiler and discovered a pipe broken at a fitting.  Last week I hired a plumber to come and replace the fitting--he was so impressed with my drive, he insisted that he make sure it was not leaking anywhere else and filled it for me too. 

The boiler is not a name brand, I think if I remember right Jeff purchased it a couple of years before he met me, from a man over near Kalamazoo.  I cannot find any paperwork on how this works.  I tried Youtube but it was not very helpful either, but......  Today was the day.  The temperature was a balmy 40 degrees, and it had been very windy all night long.  So I headed to the woodshed.  I started a fire in the firebox of the boiler.  I then flipped the switch for the blower, and went off to do other things so the water could come up to temperature.  Once it came up to temp, I flipped the switch for the pump, and heard it working.  I did some other outdoor tasks, and finally wandered into the house, down to the basement, and discovered the heat exchanger was working.  I texted my brother who does HVAC to make sure I put a new furnace filter in correctly, and life was perfect.  I will say that I can tell the difference because the hot water running through the boiler into the heat exchanger, and furnace helps keep the duct work constantly warm, so I don't get those cold blasts when the furnace comes on.  Also it isn't coming on as often.  So Thank you to my family, and God for the tenacious spirit, the spirit of a fighter that was given to me.

I am going to cheat and use a video of how the boiler works.  Which reminds me it is time to go check mine.

10.  November 10--I am thankful for fall. 

9.  November 9 I am thankful for saved items.  Maybe I should call them hoarded items.  LOL

8.  November 8--I am thankful for music.

7.  November 7-- I am thankful for the Boy Scout organization.
6.  November 6--I am thankful that I can shop online.  Oh new chicken fabric arrived!

5.  November 5--I am thankful that I could get new doors in my home to add more light.

4.  November 4.   I am thankful for coffee.

3.  November 3.  I am thankful for the roof over my head.  I love falling asleep to the rain on the standing seam steel roof which is over 150 years old.

2.  November 2.    I am thankful for the fact my feet hit the floor every morning, whether I want to get out of bed or not.

1.  November 1.  I am thankful for every morning I wake up--too many people don't get to see the light of another day.  Thinks about it how would you act if you knew that today was your last day on Earth?  Today is a gift.  Tomorrow is not promised. 


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