Brrrr….

I was startled out of sleep by a whine and something pushing on my legs.  It took a minute to realize what it was.  It was Max, my golden retriever, trying to get cuddled under my blanket.  He wanted to get under the covers with me.  I tried to wiggle my toes and was hissed at.  Emmet was under the covers on my feet and was now biting my toes.  OW!  What the heck was going on here?  I turned on my flashlight.

Max pushed his nose under the blanket and looked at me with sad eyes.  So, I let him under, at which point Emmet crawled up and waited for Max to settle in.  Emmet settled in between Max and me.  This was nice and snuggly!  I guess we were going to sleep like this tonight.  And so we did.

When my alarm went off at 5 am and I crawled out of bed, I knew why I had a cat and dog still under the covers.  It was freezing in the house.  The furnace had quit.  Hmmm.  This was a dilemma.  I had to try and make some heat happen!  I really wanted to crawl right back under the covers with Max and Em!

I went out to the living room to check the thermostat….53 degrees.  UGH, that was cold!  I opened up the furnace door and switched off a couple switches; that usually worked.  Today…not so much!  I swore at it a few times and that didn’t work either.  I got my mittens out of the closet and put them on. At least my hands would be warm!

Did I dare call my landlord at this early hour?  No, perhaps a text message would do it.  So, I texted him and 15 minutes later he was outside!  Now that is an awesome landlord.  He worked his magic to no avail!  The furnace was not going to give me heat!  He said he would come back later and fix it.  Till then I would be wearing mittens while I got ready for work!!  I threw my robe in the dryer to warm up and took the fastest shower of my life!!

I am hoping that when I get home tonight, there will be heat!!  So are Max and Emmet!

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