After just 2 days, I’m convinced March is coming in like a lion across the Southeast or at least here at Almost Heaven South. After taking the crocus picture on Mar 1 on a cool day, we had snow on Mar 2.
But I failed to go get one of the flowers sticking through the snow.
I checked the weather forecast for the rest of the week and it’s low 40’s for highs and 25 at night until the weekend when it’s supposed to get into the high 50’s – I’m ready. Assuming March will go out like a lamb, it’d better get my lawnmower blades sharpened up pretty soon.
The cold right now wouldn’t be so bad except we began smelling gas on Monday and realized our furnace had a problem and needed to be shutdown. Even though our HVAC guy was johnny-on-the-spot, we still spent Tuesday and Wednesday heating the house as best we could with some electric heaters and the downstairs fireplace – which has an insert with a fan – but I had to get up at 4am to stoke it up. I was surprised that it was still 62* in the upstairs living room when I got up Wednesday morning.
Since the furnace and inside a/c coil were both nearly 20 years old, rather than risk wasting money on a repair, we decided to replace it all with new higher efficiency units. They got it up and running late yesterday afternoon, so we have heat again and peace returns to Almost Heaven South.
Have a great day.