That is the number of degrees it is in my house, without the assistance of the kerosene heater. Seriously, if I close my eyes, it’s kind of like laying on a beach (that smells oddly like drywall).
For the last week we’ve been slowly crumbling under the stress of knowing that our really expensive geothermal system would heat the house to approximately 40 degrees and then call it quits. Turns out the temporary thermostat (that looked like it took a spin in a garbage disposal) wasn’t working properly. Go figure.
So, on the good news front, a new (and basically free) thermostat solved our heat problem.
On the “things I would have preferred to have worked out differently” list was finding out that $4000 we paid for drywall did not include sanding or finishing any of the seams. (Note: Apparently “taping” is not the same as “finishing”.) I was so going to enjoy a six month stretch without sanding walls within an inch of my life, but we aren’t going to pay more for something I can do myself so hey, anyone want to grab some sandpaper and a bottle of wine?
Luckily our drywall dude was cool enough to give me a free finishing lesson, so I have a few techniques from the professionals to share.