Praise The HVAC Gods!

We had our 25-year-old furnace and A/C unit replaced today. Now the temperature is going down, I’m sticking a bit less to my leather recliner (TMI, I know…I know) and you wouldn’t even know the contractors were here! We joined Costco just so that we could reap the benefits of being “executive members” by getting increased cash back/rebates on big purchases. The contractors performing the work were Pat Walters & Sons of Ypsilanti, MI. I’d highly recommend them! My dad, husband and I hung out here the whole time, and watched three Steve Martin movies back-to-back (my dad is a big Steve Martin fan, as are my husband and I). Those movies were Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bowfinger and Sgt. Bilko.  In addition to being a Steve Martin fan, my dad is even bigger of a fan of being able to eyeball a new heating/cooling unit – which is why he came over to join us! He is kind of a “gearhead…” And he got to share the “ahhh” moment when everything started cooling down.

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It was a tight squeeze getting in here to take this photo! Our furnace/water heater/sump pump are all located underneath our basement stairs. The area is about as roomy as a New York City studio apartment. A guy taller than me (IKR) was able to maneuver behind this thing to show us the MERV filter, which was quite…impressive!

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As you can see, there is not much space between the furnace and the wall.

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The poor water heater was feeling left out with the new furnace getting all of the attention, so here’s a photo of that!

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My husband cringed when I said I was naming it “Annie.”
Annie-Lennox1-1024x774.jpgAnnie Lennox of the Eurythmics. Did you know the other half of the Eurythmics’ duo David A. Stewart was married to Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama for a few years? And Siobhan Fahey was later a part of a girl group called Shakespears (sic) Sister?  Did you think you would be able to read one of my blogs without learning some useless trivia? Perish the thought!

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Siobhan Fahey of Shakespears Sister, a musical duo which also included Marcella Detroit, who co-wrote Eric Clapton’s hit song “Lay Down Sally.” Their top charting single was “Stay,” which topped the UK charts for eight weeks, and peaked at #4 on the U.S. charts.

Sweet dreams are made of being able to sleep without having a minimum of two fans pointed at you! Who am I to disagree?

 

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