Tuesday, October 5, 2021

New Furnace Installation

Today was the day for the furnace installation!  I woke up at 7:00 a.m. (and managed to catch a glimpse of both Bun Bun and Snowbunny out in the parkway in front of the house - I don't know what they were finding to eat there as that strip is bare of any vegetation, but, they were both nibbling on something!) and got ready for the technicians to arrive.  The company delivering the furnace arrived first, but, their workers stayed in the truck until the technician from the company I hired to install the furnace arrived at 8:00 a.m.  They had the old furnace out quite quickly:

Work In Progress

A Gap in the Wall

Then, they put in the new vents, etc. and installed the new furnace:

New Furnace in Place

With Openings for Building Inspector to Check

However, they had to leave some openings at the top and bottom of the furnace for the City's building inspector to to check that it was installed properly.  After the building inspector signs off on it, a plasterer will fill in the openings and cracks.  I don't know when that will take place.  Hopefully, very soon!

The installers finished their work and left by 1:30 p.m.  Afterwards I rested for a bit, watched some videos online, brought in the trash cans, checked on the plants after yesterday's rain (Wawa and Walter Melon had not split!), cooked salmon with onions, tomatoes, and kale for dinner, along with a pot of rice, practiced the piano a little, and did the dishes.  Later, chatted with friend R.

Today, I am grateful for:

- Having the new furnace installed (even if installation isn't quite complete)
- A relatively warm day
- Daughter's help with various household tasks
- Being able to restore some order to the spare bedroom
- Weekly trash collections

Today's joyful activity was checking on the garden.

Plans for tomorrow include M tending to the garden and some housework.

How was your Tuesday?  What are your plans for Wednesday?


October Decluttering:
10/1 - 1 banana holder (to be donated)
10/2 - 3 decorative beaded buckles (to be donated)
10/3 - 1 craft book
10/4 - 3 anime books (daughter's; to be donated)
10/5 - 1 pack of HP playing cards (daughter's; to be donated)
        - 1 Rubik's cube-type 3D puzzle (a triangle, instead of a cube; daughter's to be donated)
        - 1 chemistry set for making models of molecules and ions (daughter's; to be donated)


  1. A job well done and one less thing for you to worry about now that the weather is turning cooler. X

    1. Well, not quite because the building inspector has to come and approve the job and then, the plasterer has to come and patch the gaps. But, otherwise, yes! I have a new heater. :)

  2. I can understand you resting after a morning watching the upheaval of the furnace removal and installation of the new one. I hope the building inspector and plasterer will be able to come very soon!
    I notice that the squirrel who comes for peanuts seems to be coming more frequently and taking them away, rather than just sitting on the old lilac bush and eating one. I warned DH not to leave his work shirt on the bench on the porch as it won't be long before a cosy nest is being created in our woodshed and in the past a flannel shirt got chewed for fibres to line a nest!

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. There was a bit of drama about the payment at the end and that stressed me out, too. But, yes, I hope it won't be too long before the inspector checks and signs off (hopefully) and the plasterer can finish up! I'll need to paint the wall, afterwards.

      Oh, how sweet! Baby squirrels! Although, isn't it a bit late in the season for them to have babies? Maybe you have some old yarn you can leave out for them to line their nest, in lieu of your husband's shirt?

  3. I know a new furnace is never what anyone wants to buy. It is kind of like a new roof. Necessary but unexciting!

    1. Yes, definitely necessary! I'm hoping that the excitement of a new roof is still many years in the future! :D

  4. Oh good. I know there are still a few more steps but the old unit is out and the new furnace is in. You will be nice and warm this winter.

    This week I met a friend for coffee at a place where we could sit outside.
    She has been vaccinated since February and got a breakthrough covid case in August. It was interesting to hear about her experience.
    She also got the booster shot last week. She got the booster in one arm and the flu shot in the other at the same time. lol

    1. Thank you. Still waiting for the inspection - that has been scheduled for the end of October (they said November, at first, but, I whined! :D )

      Oh, wow! Your friend is a brave woman to get both vaccines at the same time! Well done! Hope she has no side effects from either vaccine! These breakthrough cases are scary, aren't they?


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