Being scared awake in the middle of the evening is not our system of a superb time.
And being scared awake by our gas furnace shutting down was even worse.
But perhaps the worst thing of all is that this heating problem shouldn’t have happened at all had I done what I was supposed to do. I think that was the thing that made me more furious than anything else. But anytime I get yanked out of our bed in fear, I am not going to be ecstatic. When I heard the giant bang come from the basement, it nearly lifted me out of the bed. I had a feeling that it was the gas furnace but I was sure of it once I got about halfway down the stairs. I could odor a sort of sizzling metal odor that had a bit of an acrid component to it. It was in the single digits outside so the system that the two of us could get by on space gas furnaces until day was out of the question. All that was left to do was make the dreaded iPhone call for emergency HVAC service. There was no way I was going to subject our family nor the water pipes to sub frigid rapidly decreasing temperatures. The HVAC serviceman was able to get there fairly suddenly and made short work of the repair. Of course, I was prepared for the stiff bill that comes with a late evening HVAC repair. However, the real kick in the teeth was when the HVAC professional told me that had I gotten the heating service done, none of this would have happened. Well, I am not forgetting again. The entirely next day I signed up for the HVAC repair plan.