We had such a glorious spate of warm weather for late autumn that we hadn’t even considered winter would soon arrive.
- I woke up one morning and saw snowflakes.
It was then that I remembered we hadn’t had the furnace serviced yet. I tried to get in touch with the HVAC company, but it seemed like everyone had the same problem. The weather lulled us into a false comfort, Everyone was now rushing to get an appointment before winter truly began and it was more than snowflakes. I was listening to the news, and they were calling for below average temperatures, and a snowstorm that could drop as much as a foot of snow on us. I told my husband it was going to take about a week before the HVAC company could get to our house, and he shrugged. He said there wasn’t any problem with the furnace when winter ended, and he was certain the furnace would last for another couple of weeks. The day before the snowstorm was to hit, the HVAC company called and said they would be at the house in an hour. I called work and told them I wouldn’t be in. The next day donned dry and warm. The weather forecaster said we dodged another one. The storm went north, leaving us in a trough of warm air that didn’t even offer rain, let alone snow. My husband laughed and told me we were covered when the weather finally did turn cold. I laughed, but his humor wasn’t as amusing as he thought it was.