Monday, February 5, 2007

Maybe good news

   Well while I slept Rick has been busy.  He has the model number and part number so has been seeing if we could just get the part and he could put it in.  Of course none of the local people want him to do that, they want some of the action and they have the parts marked up.  Not getting anywhere with them Rick went on line and found the part we need at a 40% savings, even with shipping. Under $200!

    I always tease him I keep him around because he is so handy and can fix anything that breaks.  This included.  Of course we have to order the part and have it shipped but we should have heat within 2 to 3 days.  Since we are having a heat wave today, it is 12 above, we should be able to survive. 

    I now dress to get out of bed like I usually do to go outside, but I am a tough old lady, and a broke old lady LOL and can handle that.  I gain 10 pounds just putting on all my layers.  I have these nifty slippers you nuke in the microwave and they stay warm about 20 minutes.  I also have my heating pad on my lap.  Cozy and warm.  Of course I am sipping my hot coffee and a hot buttered rum may be just the thing this evening to warm me to my toes.

   I remember once in Canada we were fishing in the middle of this huge lake way out in the boondocks.  No houses around for miles and miles.  The motor broke down on the boat and we faced the prospect of spending the night in it.  Rick was able to fix the motor with things he juryrigged from our tackle box.  I love that in a man, LOL

   I was putting biofreeze on my knee and see it is bruised now.  I might has torn something inside which would account for the sharp pain.  I sure hope this doesn't mess up my bike riding.  The doc says I will have to get them scoped and cleaned out soon the way they sound anyway.

   Well I am guessimating 58 days until warm enough weather to ride my bike and stay out of the house longer then from the house to the car.  Let the countdown begin!


inquestoftruth said...

Yes!!!  Let the countdown begin!!!    great news about the part!    (have you thought about kerosene? as a temporary fix?)
My knees sound like they have sand in them....have for years.    Is this what yours sound like?    What is the process for this "scoped and cleaned out" thing you mention?   <Ah'm skeered.>

jlocorriere05 said...

That's great news on getting a part for the heating. I hope it arrives soon and you get warm again! Jeannette xx  

jckfrstross said...

hope you get the part soon:) stay warm ok? when do you back to have your knee looked at?


innxdoor said...

I heard they shot all the groundhogs because they all refused to mention spring and said something about 8 more months of cold and snow! Wow...go figure!
hahaha Stay warm and keep that knee in a brace and dont' tare anything else!
Hugs from the warm south...well it's in the high 30's. :)))))))Doreen
PS...good luck on the furnace part!  

cacklinrosie101 said...

Glad your hubby is so handy.  LOL..praises to the internet because you can find just about anything.  Seems you are doing pretty well coping with the chill.  Hope the scoping does the trick and just in time for bike riding.  I'm counting the days for the heat to return.  Chris

kirkbyj05 said...

I hope you get your knee and the heating sorted out soon.  I got to know of you through reading all of your bike journal and now look forward to another journey with you both again when the warmer weather comes.   Meanwhile..please stay warm and well.   Jeanie

radar446 said...

You've really had a time of it lately haven't you?  I hope things get better, or at least warmer, and less painfull soon.


lanurseprn said...

You are lucky to have such a handyman around the house.  Treasure it!!  
Stay warm!  

rebuketheworld said...

I hear yah. ALL the men I dated would fix anything like they had done it many times before but unfortunately, they never had,lol. Its was like this screaming football ego and I am in the side lines saying,  "Dont let him play" LMAO...

I need a man whose gifted like your hubby although, being stuck in a boat in Canada at night, might have been fun. Depending on how many belows freezing it was,lol. ~Raven