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Monday, November 28, 2011

Sad but True

It was a very sad day in our family the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Our furnace "Franklin" died! It had been with us from the first day we got to Idaho. It kept us warm on the coldest of days and kept us cool on the hottest of days. After a hard days work it still woke up to warm us at night. We were very DISTRAUGHT when we discovered the screaming we heard was from Franklin dying while still trying to heat our place. Robert had to pull the plug on its life support. The doctor who came told us that Franklin has been giving up the ghost for quite some time now leaking carbon monoxide into the house through pretty big cracks. Two other parts had given up and Franklin was pronounced dead at 9:10am Tuesday November 22, 2011. Funeral proceedings followed quickly the next day and that night we felt the chill of death as we shivered around small space heaters on yet another cold night. We did not know how much we would miss our dear Franklin until it was gone.

Following the funeral we met another, younger, more efficient, better looking furnace named Heat Cliff. It went to work right away tirelessly working to make us comfortable and happy. We are promised cost savings everyday but all this comes at a back breaking cost that we are unable to afford. Since warmth and Heat Cliff are so very important to us we have committed to tightening out belts a bit and going without some things for a while.

So when you get a chance, stop by and meet our new best friend Heat which works all over the house evenly. Our old friend would only work in parts of the house but it was good enough for us. Heat Cliff covers it all.

2 comments:

joannelynn said...

That is sad!!! But a bit of encouragement. We had to replace our furnace during the worst cold snap last year (17 degrees). Our electric bill has dropped alot. The best part is that we are warm on cold nights.

Carters said...

Farewell Franklin. Can our family sing a song at the funeral?

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