Remember Baby It's Cold Outside... Inside Too!!! ?
Here's a Recap and Update:
For awhile - The Boiler which heats the water that then circulates throughout the house's radiator system has been making thumping noises. We thought it was air in the radiators which had to be released. Wrong!!!
Tuesday night - The Boiler gave up the ghost. Oops, we thought it was a pump which pushed the hot water through the pipes because certain radiators were not getting any hot water/heat. Wrong again!!!
Wednesday morning - Called for delivery of a Cord of firewood to be delivered same morning. Very cool. For those who aren't familiar with what a Cord of word is, it is 128 cubic feet of wood, 8ft x 4ft x 4ft. That's A LOT of wood to burn in the wood stove (fireplace) in the livingroom of this old house.
Wednesday evening - Finally, a plumber who deals with Boiler/Radiant Heat came to assess the necessary repairs. Turns out that a part which controls filling the water tank and maintaining the required water levels had gone out. Very bad!!!
It is a part which must be ordered (rush please) and installed. Then we hope that while it was malfunctioning further damage was not done to more of the system. Yikes!
Thursday - A cold front is moving in and the firewood must be stacked in racks and off the driveway. Here's the before pictures with my Mom as size comparison:
It took us almost five hours to stack the wood. It was dark by the time we finished so no immediately after photos. Sorry.
Friday morning - I look out the window from upstairs and could almost cry (if I weren't so damn exhausted, and sore, and really walking funny, etc.). The ground was a little too soft for our liking and we had placed the feet of the rack on some bricks so that it would not sink and lean.
Ha! I guess the joke's on us. This rack which measured 8ft x 4ft fell over during the night and spilled half of our supply of wood. I'm really unhappy about this turn of events.
So here's some photos of our various stacks of wood. What didn't fit in one of these is located in the garage. Did I mention that I'm more than tired?
But the very small rack on the front porch still looks cute: