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December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

For those of you still following along today - Merry Christmas! It's quiet as a mouse in our house today. Just the four of us for Christmas - even the girls are quiet. They are learning!

What blows my mind is that when I opened my e-mail there were e-mails from companies BEGGING me to buy stuff. Here's an online sale, here's a coupon (a gift), need a last-minute gift? We have a gift certificate for you. Can they not give us a break on Christmas Day? Somewhere along the line, this aggressive marketing needs to stop. I did ...

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December 22, 2019
Fly, fly, away........................ from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The good news is that we're still here! We survived with no furnace for over 24 hours. The bad news - it was a simple switch that needed to be turned on. It appears that the inspection team turned the power off to the furnace which shuts down everything including the thermostat. When the service tech came in last night and looked at the dead thermostat, he knew right away what the problem was. So we could have fixed it, but who knew that this darn switch powers everything???

THE switch

You'd think there would be a big red ...

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December 21, 2019
The silence is deafening from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I finally got off my butt and had our furnace serviced for the upcoming (OK - we live in Ontario - we've been using the furnace for a couple of months) winter. Isn't today the first day of winter? Anyway, the furnace is 23 years old and for the last couple of years, the service technicians have been strongly suggesting that we replace the furnace. Not ready to jump into things, we kept putting it off. I had visions of HUGE expenses and wasn't prepared to cough up a lot of money.

The furnace
Besides getting a wee lecture ...

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