Bitching, whining, complaining, and general negativity
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Our furnace broke tonight. More accurately, two wires got pulled out of a 20 cent piece of crimped plastic which are necessary for the heat sensor to register and the furnace can't work without it. Tomorrow is a holiday, and Finland has this thing that I normally appreciate where people don't work on holidays. It's not that bad. Everyone seems fairly calm, though I suspect that would be different had it been someone else who's carelessness caused the problem. There's an electric back-up, though we don't know how/if that works. We can try to heat up the house with the wood burning masonry bread oven, that we've been waiting to use/figure out until it got colder. Yesterday started a bit of a warm spell, so day-light hours should be above freezing. At best the plastic piece will come on Wednesday and the wires will be long enough and we'll be able to get it to work even though we don't own a crimper. At worst, even purchasing that whole sensor unit isn't overly expensive, and wouldn't take that much longer. At I-don't-even-want-to-consider-it-worst, some pipes freeze. I need more
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Oh yikes! That is really horrible timing. Hope you're able to figure out some sort of heating fix for the short term.
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The electric backup kicked on today! It's certainly chillier than usual indoors, but the outside temperature has conveniently stayed up around freezing for us.
We were able to fix it yesterday evening! I have once again secured my status as "engineer" around spouse's family, which seems a bit unfair. Spouse did all the real figuring out. I couldn't even read the manual. I just have small fingers and could get the wires crimped correctly.
You remembered the word correctly. I think that's how dog whistles are supposed to work, plausible deniability.
Yay heat! When hubby asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said I wanted a generator to move the gas furnace fan in our home in case an ice storm knocked out the power (no wood-burning fireplace and 2 kiddoes <5), he laughed me out of the room. Said we'd get it, but not as a Christmas present )
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Yay heat! My furnace was out for a bit this fall and it was super stressful. I was so afraid of the pipes freezing. Luckily we got it fixed before it dipped down too low.
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Yeay for your dexterity! My spouse is an Engineer, the kind that gets it done, not the kind that draws diagrams. The practical kind of Engineer. Practical applications matter: take the credit. You rock and your family is lucky to have you.
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