How easily I took for granted being able to flash the chill from my home when outdoor temperatures dipped.
These past two winters without a functioning furnace required alternative means for acquiring warmth. This did not include coverage for the entire house.
I am in a prefabricated double-wide mobile home. The furnace is housed in its outdoor-access closet-like space. It is smaller than the original unit; yet, much more efficient.
The electronic igniter obviates the need for a gas pilot that burns 24/7. (Obviously, the old pilot was turned off during summer.)
And I do not take it for granted how easily I maintain a comfortable home environment for my entire house.
My youngest son put the cost on his Visa card and my middle son is paying that off in five equal monthly payments.
How wonderful to have children that step up to the plate financially and help me in my time of need.