Not sure what lesson we are supposed to be learning but once again we had furnace problems. Actually it turned out not to be the furnace so much as the thermostat that controls the furnace. Shy and I noticed that it was getting chillier in the house last evening, even though the furnace was running. Then we noticed that the furnace was only blowing cold air...hmmmm me thinks there's a problem.
Phoned Garry at work and let him know, unfortunately he couldn't get home right away so he phoned our lovely friend Dave to have someone come and look at it. They had just been out not even two weeks earlier and changed the thermo coupler. To make a long story short, it turns out that now our thermostat quick working...I never even knew they could quit! We now have a lovely new thermostat control on the wall and I can even set it in 1/2 degree increments! Woo Hoo. Works like a charm.
Once again we are grateful for:
Friends who rise to the occasion on a moments notice.
Temperatures outside taht are unusually warm for this time of year.
Minor repairs, which we can handle.
Lessons that come our way that allow us to recognize how blessed we truly are.
Reminders to lift those less fortunate to God's throne.
It's Talking Tuesday, don't forget to take this opportunity to connect with those around you. Sometimes just a kind word is all they need to make their day. Cause a ripple effect of kindness.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my ramblings. Have a wonderful day.
I had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating my birthday with my kids and hubby. I got a lovely long phone call from Kaeli, Quin called me to say Happy Birthday and that he would be joining us at dinner time. Garry and Shy were home to give me wishes first thing in the morning. Although I had said I would be happy to have them cook me dinner to celebrate, they decided that taking me out for dinner was a better option. We headed to Boston Pizza for our meal, where I had the Baja Salad and then Shy and I shared a dessert.
I had emails and phone calls from friends that made my day. So blessed.
My family...how blessed I truly am.
God's strength and support through the past year and the knowledge that He is only a chat away.
My backsplash tiles did not show up yet, but then that allowed us to have a nice free weekend from any renos!
My exercises are all done. I will try to get some walking in again on my breaks at work.
I remembered to write down the measurements for the size of box I need to parcel up Garry's parents Christmas parcels so we can get them sent. (They didn't fit into the box I brough home...missed by 1 inch!_
A new year that lies before me to set some goals and work towards them.
Thank you for stopping by, hope you are enjoying your day and looking for your blessings. Don't forget that even a smile is a blessing.
A lovely Saturday lies before me. I've pulled my list of chores that need to be accomplished today and am preparing to get some things crossed off that list. First and foremost is getting my online scrapbooks completed today so that I will have them in time for Christmas gifts.
Today is also my favorite day of the month...it's my monthly theraputic massage day and boy am I feeling the need for it. My muscles have been inflamed for the past few days and are really in need of some work. I am so blessed that I have a wonderful spirit filled massage lady to go to. She not only does theraputic massage, she does Reiki and cranal massage also. Some times she ends up doing all three on me during a session.
Prayers would appreciated for Kaeli as once again she is looking at no work in her field for the next few weeks as things have slowed down considerably. She has a line on a couple of other jobs to tide her over. Prayers would be appreciated for the right job for her and to start immediately. I'm thrilled to say that after several weeks of being back home, Quin finally has a job for the winter months. He was beginning to get very concerned about finding something to fill in the winter months before heading back up north for his May to October job.
I'm hopeful that my tile for the kitchen backsplash will arrive this weekend. We then should be able to being installing it next weekend. I'm looking so forward to getting the kitchen completely finished. Then it will be getting Christmas over with and on to the next project! Life is never dull at our house.
Quin has a job that starts today.
Kaeli has made it through a few more weeks or work and although they have been told they will receive lay off notices in two weeks, the company has stated that they will keep on providing all their health benefits during the lay off. She has a line on a couple of jobs...praying that she gets the one that is right for her.
I will complete my online Christmas gift project today and be able to get it here for Christmas.
I have all my out of town gifts ready to wrap and get shipped this weekend.
Life...it is beautiful and it is what I choose to make it.
Have a wonderfully blessed Silly Saturday. Allow that inner child time to express it's self today. Enjoy the moment.
What a strange week with having Wednesday off. I can't decide if it's been great or if it's made the week seem longer! lol
Regardless, today is Fabulous Friday...a day to celebrate. Not that every day isn't a day to celebrate, just being alive is reason enough to celebrate.
I'm looking forward to hearing if our tile for the backsplash in the kitchen has arrived and getting that done. Then my kitchen is complete. We are loving having the eating counter in the kitchen. Already I think it's been used more by everyone than the old table and chairs ever were. It's such a great place to spread out the newspaper for a nice leisurely read as well as sit and visit around while you are eating your meal.
My co-worker that has been off sick came back to work yesterday. It's great to have him back and feeling well. Means I'm back to not having to go in quite so earlier. Even though I'm up and ready to go in at that time, it means I have time to meditate and just gather and center myself more in the morning.
It's Friday! lol
Geff is back and feeling better.
No one else from our department has come down with the flu.
I have time this weekend to get the out of town parcels ready for shipping.
I'm blessed in so many ways.
Knowing that I am not alone, that I have support, encouragement and comfort in all that I do.
Feels strange to be going back to work today after having yesterday off. Remembrance Day falling on a Wednesday meant a middle of the week "no work day". Felt like it was Saturday.
The idea of working two days, having a day off and then working two more days and having a weekend sounds rather appealing! How can I work this into my schedule! lol
I didn't do much of what I had planned to do with a day off work yesterday, but I'm okay with that...I did the important stuff and that was Remembering those who served and those who are still serving.
a mid week day to be at home.
good books to read
most of my out of town Christmas parcels are ready to be wrapped and shipped (yay, ahead of schedule on this one!)
my blessed life.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll catch up with you all later today, Have a wonderfully blessed day,