We are cold at our house and not just because the temperatures decided to go back to normal for this time of year. Our furnace went out! Great timing, I know. I thought it was a little chillier than normal when I got up yesterday, but didn't think much of it (if you know me at all, I'm usually cold, so nothing out of the usual there). Before we left for swimming, I looked at the thermostat and it said 66 degrees. This is the temp we set it to at night, but it should have been 71 degrees by that time, which is what we set it to during the day. Jim looked at it and the fan wasn't turning on and when we turned it to "on" instead of "auto" it just blew cold air.
When we got back from swimming, Jim talked to his uncle, who happens to have worked in heating and cooling for a long time. He thinks it is the ignitor or something. Great, but now we have to find somebody who works on our brand of furnace. I think we are going to wait until Monday. Is that wrong? We don't want to pay exorbitted weekend rates for somebody to come out and fix it on a Sunday. Finn is fine. He has a thermostat controled portable heater in his room, so it is always 73 degrees. During the day, the sun is warm enough to somewhat warm the house and during the night, it is always warmer than we want it to be upstairs, so it is kind of refreshing. I have three layers on right now, however, so we'll see if I can last the day. I also took the opportunity to auto clean the oven today because that creates a ton of heat (it needed it and this way I'm killing two birds with one stone!).
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.