Hello everyone. Another update into our lives in a Lustron.
Starting the day before yesterday we noticed our lights dimming whenever the heat or well pump would kick on. However, yesterday night when our furnace’s fan would kick on, the whole house would dim down to nearly off. We started by warming up some Chicken Divan in our microwave while watching the power drop, and decided that we would call once we eat, because we knew it could be a long night. We called at eight o’clock last night, and the repair technician arrived at nine. It took him an hour and a half to fixed the problem and he was on his way.
Well, As mentioned in the post “Starting Point”, we had taken down a large pine tree with our wedding money. That had been a long day because the company was supposed to arrive at noon, then one, then two, but they eventually got here at five after having to change a flat on their way over. When we got a quote from them, we had pointed out how close it was to the house and had mentioned that our electricity is run into the house near the tree. Can you see where this is going? About six thirty, they were cutting a branch and guiding it down when it pulled our 220 line out of our house, and our 120 was flickering. The electric company has been fantastic every time we work with them, and they sent out a man who came to disconnect us until the tree company could get a man in to fix the weather head. So, then he did that, he put in connectors on our lines from the road to make the hook up faster and to have a fast way to disconnect and reconnect in the future. It turns out our neutral connector had come loose, which was why all our power had been flickering.
Never a dull moment. Hopefully that is it for the excitement for a while, but we are very glad that is was an easy fix, and it didn’t cost us anything!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and Josh and I have decided to do it as just ourselves this year as our first year married. It’s also beginning to look a lot like Christmas in all of the stores. How are you on your holiday shopping? We have most of ours done, but the idea of Christmas hit me before Halloween this year, so I started very early. Don’t let the holidays stress you out. Amazon can ship really fast, and making sure you stay on top of life’s expenses is more important.
Stay tuned for some recipes over the next couple days. I’ve been doing so many posts on life updates and projects that I should really start working on my strong suit.