Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stories from the Scorched Earth

What I learned from the fire:

No matter how much garage space they consume, one must ALWAYS have as many cat carriers as cats. In case there is not an extra car around to stash cats in.

When the (wonderful, fabulous, awesome) firemen turn off the breakers to one's furnaces, it is a good idea to double check the panel to be certain that they have not also turned off the water heater. Especially if it 11 degrees outside, and the ONLY thing that could possibly warm one up is a nice, hot bath.

Occasionally the HVAC guru, Bob, will spend all day trying to repair a burned-out furnace; only to discover - just at the stroke of 5 PM, when the Parts Warehouse closes - that the brand new motor he just installed is a dud.

And this will be on a Friday. So it will be Monday, at the earliest, before one again has heat.

If there is one space heater to sit in front of, and six Kitties who want to sit there, something bad is going to happen.

One can't cure "burny" with FeBreze.


High Desert Diva said...

Maybe now would be a good time for that weekend in Paris....

Boutique By Bonnie said...

I read your last two posts and I still can't believe you made the bed!

Nancy said...

Come ON, Bonnie - who has firemen over without making the bed???

And, Diva, my dear, when do we leave?