Friday, March 22, 2013

Baby it's cold...inside?

It was 59 when I woke up at 6:30 am

Woke up this morning to a cold house, after messing with the thermostat I realized the boiler was not turning on. OH NO yet another swim morning ruined, this is just not my week. I called Petro & was told they could come anytime between when I was calling and noon (I called at 6:45 am). I was hoping they would come sooner rather than later.

I got the boys up for school & they had many complaints about getting dressed in (to them) a freezing cold house. As a result everyone was pretty cranky, & slugish. Herded the boys out of the house, & drove them to school worried the whole time that I was going to miss the Petro man! I have that sort of luck most of the time, if it can go wrong it almost always will.

When I get back home the first thing I see is Chavi's school binder sitting on the couch. So back in the car, & back up to the school to drop that off for him. (it figures the one morning I don't ask is x,y,z in your book bag, & the boys wonder why I am such a huk) Perfect timing because the Petro man arrived not 2 minutes after I got back home again.

Our boiler is brand spanking new, it was just put in this past June. I find it really frustrating that a piece of it is already breaking down. The oil feed line has a valve, & on top of that valve is a little wheel knob looking thing. That is what broke the little wheel knob thing, it was not allowing the oil into the boiler. The Petro man told me that with these new boilers that is almost always the problem. It is just not a very well  made little wheel knob thing I guess, at least the service call and part replacement is free that is a plus!

That is the feed line with the wheel knob thing off, such a tiny part to cause such a big fuss