Bad luck: 9:00 p.m. Saturday night- the night before a rare snow/ice storm is predicted to hit our area- our heater conks out.
Good luck: It conked out right before bedtime, so the house retained enough heat to keep us warm enough through the night. (When we got up it was 60 degrees in the house. Chilly, but not too bad.)
Bad luck: The next morning several businesses and schools were closed due to the snow and ice. (Did I mention we live in the South?)
Good luck: My dad has a friend in the heating and A/C business. We called his number out of sheer desperation. He answered his phone and said he was working that day. Yay!
Bad luck: The roads were dangerous in some areas.
Good luck- The heating guy was at the mall which is about 5 minutes from my house. The roads from there to here were safe for travel.
Bad luck: The motor in our heating unit in the attic was toast.
Good luck: Mr. Heating Man happened to have a motor in his van to replace it.
And because I am a 'Silver Lining' kind of gal, the good luck out weighed the bad....
Good luck: My kids had friends who were home from school and were able to walk to their houses to warm up until the heat got fixed.
Good luck: Mr. Heating Man was working on his own time and was able to give us a $400.00 discount on his services. All hail Mr. Heating Man!