My heat pump died last week. It was freezing here in Eastern NC. We had snow and it was only 50 degrees in my house. I borrowed space heaters, but as I have high ceilings they didn't help much. My Yorkie walked around the house with his "overcoat" on and a heating pad under his blankets, my daughter and I slept in my bed to keep warmer. I turned the oven on and opened the door to heat the kitchen. I am SO happy to say that a new heat pump was installed today and I HAVE HEAT! The three best things about all of this were: 1. I called Carrier and they told me it would cost between five and eight thousand (YIKES!) dollars, a friend called me and referred me to a man who has his own business and who takes care of all of her rental properties. He came out and replaced the whole unit, and did the duct work for $3,600. It is a name brand and came with a ten year warranty! 2. The gentleman who came out was so nice. After telling him I didn't know what I needed as it was just my daughter and I and what would he recommend if it were his home...he asked how long I was married and then told me his wife left him after 37 years. So, of course, we exchanged "stories" and he is getting remarried in the Spring. I love how God puts people in my life that can relate! And,perhaps the BIGGEST...3. I DIDN'T CRY! This was the first time something major happened since my husband left me and I DIDN'T CRY! I was so proud of myself I took my daughter out to dinner to celebrate this huge milestone! I am going to take the money out of a mutual fund that I opened with some money I received when my father passed away. I know financially now is not a good time, but I have to pay for it someway and that's the only way I can do it. Ahh, to be warm again...priceless! THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME RAMBLE! I WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT DS! HUGS! Mary
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