Friday, September 27, 2002

So How Much for a New Fireplace, Then?

Jesus H. Fucking Christu. The furnace died. I knew something like this was coming. I thought it might be the water heater, which would have been fairly devastating, because since it's mine it would mean that it couldn't fail and just stop working; it would explode and the bottom would drop out of it and water would go everywhere.

But that wasn't the case. The water heater's only five years old, so that may have very well happened to the previous owners just before we bought the house.

What was the case was that the 20 year old furnace that came with the house decided it had had enough. What with all of the heating and blowing of cold air we ask it to do. All things considered, that sucker's on and running 24/7 365 days a year for the most part. There's only about 4 weeks a year where it gets into a temperature range where you can leave your windows open and not be cooling or heating your house back to a comfortable range.

But none of that makes the possible $1,500 to $2,500 range dent in the family savings feel any better. Christ, I could buy a DDR machine for that kind of money.

Unfortunately, DDR machines can't heat my home. Not even DDR Max.

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