"United we bargain, divided we beg."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Almost Fixed

Thank you everyone, for your warm wishes! That's still the only thing warm around here, but soon the new furnace will be up and running. It's about half installed as I type.

I got the highest efficiency available, 95%, and it is eligible for a 33% federal rebate come tax time, which will be nice. Between that and the energy star rebate on the fridge, and possibly the rebate for the new insulation, I may not pay any taxes this year at all.

I am back at home now, and it has warmed up a little - enough so that the animal's water stays liquid for several hours at a time. That's a plus, since it means less running around with buckets.

I think I'm going to take the girls and get a christmas tree today. We're going for a live one which we will plant after the new year. I need to figure out the best species for my area. Off to do some online research!

Again, thanks for the kind comments. It makes a difference, believe me!

And a big shout out to my sister for putting up (and putting up with us) for a few days. Thanks, sis!


Spring Lake Farm said...

My husband loves cedar trees. So for the last couple of years we have combed our property looking for a small cedar that needs transplanting (i.e. it's growing in a flower bed, or in the case of this year right next to the gas meter). We end up with a "Charlie Brown" looking tree but it's nice to replant it in January in a better place.

Good luck with your search.

Happy Holidays!


Kim C. said...

Congrats on the new unit! (and to the tax breaks!) Well, at least you spent $$ on something you actually use, right? Here's to a bit more snow tonight... stay warm!