Fall Mantel with Cotton Stems – Simple Fantel Mantel Decorating Ideas.
October 8, 2016.
Write it down.
It’s the day we finally succumbed and turned the heat on. Okay, the day Mike succumbed and turned the heat on. After walking the dog in 41 degree Saturday morning weather.
Me? I would have held out a bit longer. But then again, I was busy taking a steaming hot shower while Mike and the dog braved 41 degree weather.
Each year, we hold our breath with that first flip of the thermostat switch and turn of dial. Convinced this is the year the furnace is going to say, “nah. I’m tired. I’m old. I’m done providing warmth and comfort to your home …”
And after that turn of the thermostat dial, we wait …
and wait …
Radiator heat takes awhile to warm up. Especially after months and months of laying dormant.
We don’t even have the clunking and banking type of radiator heat.
Ours is silent. Mysterious. And can take hours before the heat travels from the furnace in the basement to the radiators upstairs.
So we left the house and left the dog in charge of monitoring the heat. He did have the to brave that 41 degree Saturday morning walk after all. 🙂
And on our return, we were greeted with the smell of heat. And warm-to-the-touch radiators …
just in time for another warm up on Sunday. 😉
But then again, what’s the fun of a furnace breaking down when the temperature is above freezing? It’s more likely to happen on the coldest day of the year (yes, that has happened) when we have no choice but to dish out the big bucks for an emergency replacement.
Ah, the joys of home ownership!
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You crack me up with the “fantle”–I’m actually a little surprised that you don’t have a fireplace. Your house must have been built right after the advent of steam heat. (My grandmother’s was, too…early 1920s.)
Deborah Elser says
We have a standard furnace…………makes it easy to heat the house except that my husband REFUSES TO TURN THE FURNACE ON until November 1 or later. I am new to your blog…..LIKE!
Welcome to the blog! And may I suggest some warm blankets and sweatshirts? LOL! 🙂 Stay warm!
DL wants to know if you heat with coal. We’re obsessed right now.
We turned ours on last night. Love your photos and your vingette. Linda
Thank you so much! And stay warm! 🙂
Nice balls you’ve got there. Oh stems, nice stems too.
Candice Schenk says
Love the stems!! No heat for us in TN yet. We actually still have our A/C on!!
So pretty! Crossing my fingers for it to continue working all winter long!