20 May 2007: Snow
Well, we may be tough, but this is ridiculous!
With temperatures in the 20s this morning and a light dusting of snow covering everything (good thing I didn't plant the raised-bed garden yet!), something needed to be done about (the lack of!) heat in the house. And, with such balmy outside temperatures, the thermostat/thermometer inside the house read 58 degrees this morning. So, enough is enough!
Our wood burning Central Boiler has a special additional feature: it can also be fired by LP gas. So, moving through all the steps I performed last weekend in turning the system off, I reversed them this morning and fired the Central Boiler back up. The plus side is that this is a way to heat the house without fear of sparks from a wood fire. The down side is that we'll be using LP to heat with and, given the price of fuel right now . . . well, you get the idea. My hope is that the outside temperatures will be back up to normal in a week or so and that we can go through the process yet again and turn the heat off for the summer!