Things I learned today:
If your furnace has a crack in the exchange cell and your monitor
is on the opposite side of the crack you may not know anything is wrong
until you have trouble with carbon monoxide fumes. Mice can crawl into
your furnace, get stuck, chew a hole in your furnace filter and starve
to death when they are unable to figure out how to get out of the
There's a tube that needs regular maintenance
in most furnaces especially during warmer weather when your furnace is
not frequently in use. The preferred method of cleaning this is blowing
into it. Your motor will spin the moisture out of the air and prevent
further build-up. This is the number one cause of the No Heat complaint
many HVAC companies receive on my particular furnace model.
My furnace came with a twenty year warranty and it is still under
that warranty. This means that my replacement parts are covered. The
service tech said she would tell me if I was better off replacing the
furnace. In her opinion the furnace is clean and has previously been
well maintained. Repairing the furnace will be between $700 and $800
while a replacement would run around $3000.
If one person in your daughter's class has head
lice, that can infect an entire school. There is a lot of laundry
involved with a head lice infestation. Going through other people's hair
with a fine tooth comb is exasperating for both parties however it is
easier than doing your own head. If your daughter routinely wears a hat
she will have fewer things to remove than other children whose heads
were mostly uncovered.
Sometimes you do things that other people don't understand. Sometimes
they do things, you don't understand. If you do something you shouldn't
have, apologize, and the injured party refuses to forgive you, that's
their problem, not yours. We all make mistakes. Working for yourself can
be a lot of fun. It can also be very frustrating when your day does not
go according to plan. So far that is the knowledge base I have acquired
today. Tomorrow is another chance for both mistakes and opportunities.