My family takes turns hosting our Christmas get-together.
This past year, it was my turn to host all the people for supper.
I wanted to create a comfortable, welcoming and festive atmosphere. I decorated the outside and inside of the lake house with string lights, hung stockings and put up a Christmas tree. I carefully planned out the menu and obtained gifts for all the people. On Christmas day, I got up super early to scrub the whole house, bake desserts and set the table with a holiday tablecloth, candles and linen napkins. I thought of every detail. I even turned up the control unit a few degrees to make sure the lake house would be nice and hot when all the people arrived. Since the outside temperature was only twenty-multiple degrees with a wind chill and steady snowfall, the gas furnace was an essential area of our holiday evening. A couple hours later, I noticed that I was shivering. I checked the control unit and realized the indoor temperature was suddenly dropping. The gas furnace wasn’t putting out any headed air from the vents. I checked the breaker and made sure there was power. I changed the batteries in the control unit and tried pushing the reset button. Nothing worked, and I was starting to panic. I couldn’t host my whole family in a chilly chilly lake house with no heat. I needed a gas furnace service immediately. I called multiple unusual Heating as well as A/C companies before I found one that was offering emergency service over the holidays. I had to pay overtime charges, making the repairs seriously overpriced. I was just happy that the serviceman showed up within the hour and was able to get the heating system running again really suddenly. By the time my family showed up, the lake house was nice and warm.