Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Birthday Furnace - Part 2

If you read my blog last week, you know that our furnace gave out on Thursday, and we had to spend $650 on a new circuit board for the furnace. That was bad enough, but I thought it was fixed and we could go about our lives.

Little did I know.

On Friday – my birthday – we woke up to a nice warm house, but I noticed that every time the furnace came on, there was a whirring noise. Hmmm . . . I wasn’t too troubled about it quite yet. Maybe it was just so excited to be working again, it was making noise. I mean sometimes I make noise when I’m excited, right?

So, we went out for coffee and lunch and when we got back about 2:30, we walked into the house and noticed a strong burning plastic smell (that would be our brand new circuit board burning up) and a very cold house.

We called the furnace people again, and when they heard how upset we were, they rushed their little butts right over. It’s never good when the guy is looking at your furnace and says, “Huh.”

After about 30 minutes, the furnace guy discovered that we needed a new blower. Apparently, our blower was overheating and burning out the circuit board. They were able to save the new circuit board, but we did have to replace the blower.

To the tune of $400. On top of the $650 we already paid.

Dude! F*ck me running! Why don’t I just write a blank f*cking check?! I am so sick of people wanting money. At least they didn’t charge us the service fee to come out this time.

And the guy did wish me a happy birthday before he left.

Unfortunately, I had polished off the wine the night before. So I just sat down with my ice cream cake and sulked. That was almost as good.


Donna said...

I can SO relate. Been there, done that.

Sulk away. Yell. Scream. You deserve it. Yeah, a couple of weeks pay gone down the tubes. Perhaps the vacation you were planning on, lost.

I do know ALL about it.

God bless you. Would it help if I told you this will seem funny ten years from now?

I didn't think so.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Well, on the bright side (if there is one), at least you have a funny birthday story to tell from now on!

Oh wow, that really stinks though. I'm so sorry you had to deal with that, especially on your birthday.

Desert Songbird said...

Yeah, but if it hadn't happened, you wouldn't have had a blog post for today, right? Right?

*running away, shielding my head*

LadyBugCrossing said...

Cake.... wine... it's all good.

Bummer about the blower... well, at least you didn't need a whole NEW furnace :-) Although at this point, you pretty much have one.

Leeann said...

I am so sorry that happened,

but I have to tell you that the comment:

"Dude! F*ck me running!"

made me laugh out loud.

Too funny!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm sorry this happened to you. Not a good way to spend your birthday. Hopefully you will be problem free for a long, long time. Wait, the air conditioner is next. Yikes. Have a great day Neila. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh man, that so sucks... I hate it when that happens!

SQT said...

@#$%^& I hate it when that @#$%^ happens!

Seriously. We went through the same B.S. awhile back. Only our heating unit needed to be replaced entirely because it was emitting dangerous fumes. Lovely. Then they pulled it out (off the roof where it was placed) only to see that there was dry rot in the roof and that had to be fixed to the tune of $3000. Wheeeeeeeee!

[f*ck me running made me laugh out loud too...]