I wrote another letter, this time to an organization. A finite clerical request pertaining only to my sanity, but the result of something my mom did a few years ago and my father ignoring my only request of him. I’ll drop it in the mail tomorrow.
My COVID symptoms subsided 3 days ago and I worked yesterday and today. It has been helpful because our furnace went out on Wednesday.
2 service calls later our home warranty insurance will cover most (75%-80%) of the installation of a new unit. It’s a much smaller ouch than the first repairman almost instigated. Nathan still isn’t himself, but managed to gather enough of his wits to make it all happen with just some encouraging words from me. I’m grateful.
Anya is apparently an asymptomatic carrier, because she’s never shown any symptoms but her test was positive. She’s been fairly helpful with everything while her employer has made her quarantine. They said if she continues to stay symptom free then she can return to work after a 10 day stretch has passed. I’m grateful to her for her assistance with siblings and meals.
Today after work I cut wood. The goal to produce enough to get through until the furnace replacement is complete. The last 3 days I’ve purchased precut bundles of wood to stretch our small existing pile of wood. It was not really enough, and I spent $100 on fire wood and about $150 on some additional space heaters. The house has been a little chilly, but considering we had negative wind chills for part of that period it wasn’t too bad.
The estimated replacement period is 3 to 5 days, so based on prior usage I attempted to cut enough wood to get through. I had already worked a nearly full day, so I’m not sure I accomplished the goal before my body gave up. Tomorrow is another day.
At this point children are headed to bed and Nathan is doing storytime. I feel something is afoot but I’m not certain what. Like everything else time will tell.
For now I am enjoying a little cuddle time with pets in front of our fireplace. I can’t say I’m disappointed to have a fire going constantly, I love sitting in front of a fire. I just prefer to not have to rely on them for heat, a central heat/AC system is much more stable and reliable, and keeps up with bitter cold much better.
May you always have heat when it is needed and resources a plenty. May fires be as abundant as you desire regardless of equipment needs. May you have wonderful climate control always. May you appreciate resources that protect you when mishaps or disaster come calling, and may those resources always do as they promise. May you know that you are protected and that you have done everything necessary to improve your situation. May you see your emotions as the indicator they are and know how to apply that to your experience in a practical continual way. May your sense of something being afoot always result in wonderful things. Above all may you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you.