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Day 22 of Thankfulness

Friday, November 22, 2013

Today I am thankful for our central heating system. It has been really cold here the past couple of nights and the furnace has run nonstop. Thankfully we have a heat pump that is fairly economical. The 2 houses I lived in when I was a kid growing up in rural Missouri had fuel oil heat stoves. The house I lived in the first almost 12 years had a stove in the living room and one in the dining room. My room was off the living room and my parents off the dining so the bed rooms weren't too cold most of the time. Then 4 months before my 12th birthday my parents bought a 2 story home. I was thrilled! I always wanted a bed room upstairs. I wasn't quite so thrilled when winter came around. That house was heated with oil stoves too and there was no heat upstairs. Obviously I lived through it but I can remember a lot of nights buried under the covers shivering from the cold.

The scale was kind to me this morning! I lost 2 pounds this past week. Here is hoping this next week shows a loss too!
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    emoticon on the weight loss. Wow you brought back memories about my old home, which was two stories and like yours not heated upstairs.
    We all grew up living a great childhood with very little and it is good to remember where we came from and how much we all have to be thankful for today.
    Love your blogs. Sandy
    1645 days ago
    Good blog Martha. We should all have something to be thankful for.

    1645 days ago
    When I lived with my grandfather in Belgium, I would go to bed with red clay tiles heated in the oven, then wrapped in a towel. It was an adjustment for me because in the USA we had central heat. First a coal furnace, which we kids learned to stoke and load, then a natural gas furnace-what a blessing that was.
    Congrats on the two pounds lost.
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    1645 days ago
    Your blog brought back memories from my childhood. Thanks for sharing. It often surprises me how much we take for granted.
    Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon
    1645 days ago
    Congratulations on losing the TWO pounds!

    You remind me of the time we (I was a kid) had a coal furnace, and who uses coal any more? Then my parents put in an oil furnace, and my dad didn't have to get up at 4 am and fill the coal bucket from the backyard shed any more. He was happy about that! We have gas heat now, but my favorite was the steam heat from the radiators we had when we lived in our flat in the city.

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1646 days ago
    emoticon from me too, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    You can do it for sure because you are doing it NOW!!! emoticon
    1646 days ago
    emoticon on the scales!

    It has been in the 50s for the past several days here. Today that changed. Weather man just said the high was 39, at 12:01am, today. Is about 30 now. BRRR Tomorrow high is only 36. I am very thankful for the new furnace we got last year; our utility bill is significantly lower.
    1646 days ago
    It's cold here today, too! The furnace feels really good, love to stand over it!
    1646 days ago
    we just got our pellet stove running again it needed to be cleaned the soot was clogging the fan . we have a regular furnace as back up but the cost of oil is crazy high . so happy we have it going again it keep the house warm with the bedrooms slightly cool and doesn't cost so very much. I am very thankful also
    1646 days ago
    Yay for lost weight! I am exceedingly thankful for shelter and heat in these cold winter days too.
    1646 days ago
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