I can not get over the week that we have had.
A severe winter storm blew through about four days ago and knocked out power to our entire town.
With snow drifts over three feet and winds gusting to nearly sixty five miles per hour it was impossible for utility companies to repair the lines for several days. The biggest problem was the fact that our HVAC system needs electricity to run. Oh how we wished we had looked into a generator before we found ourselves in this position. Our HVAC dealer has had a few specials on the purchase in installation of whole house generators but we simply felt that we couldn’t afford one at the time. Now, we are faced with broken pipes, the water to the house shut off and a hefty repair bill from the plumber. The basement is a mess because we didn’t notice the burst pipe until it warmed up enough to thaw the break and the idea of cleaning all that up is daunting. Once the heat came back on we thought we were in good shape until all of that happened. At least the furnace was not damaged by the leak and we don’t have to invest in a new one of those too. We already have a call into our HVAC dealer to come give us a price on the generator. Many of our neighbors are doing the same thing so it will be a few days before they can get to us. This is definitely one of those times I wish I could turn back time and take advantage of one of those deals that they were offering instead of ignoring it.