While Monday started on a less efficient note than I would’ve preferred, all was not lost.
We re-started the furnace and crossed our fingers that the pilot light would stay lit. It did for the short-term, yet we find ourselves at the same crossroads we did last summer with our ’97 LeSabre – do we keep pouring money into it to keep it running or should we just get a new model? Time will tell.
Next, having yanked a whole chicken from the freezer yesterday morning, I managed to throw together a tasty chicken enchilada casserole that was promptly polished off.
And finally, my IT-savvy 16-year old installed a brand-new super router for our home network that (knock on wood) works like a charm. I made no attempt to hide my appreciation. Not smart, I know, giving him something to bank on if ever a curfew is forgotten, but when I’m grateful I gush. There’s just no getting around it.
With yesterday’s maelstrom behind me, Tuesday has dawned with fresh promise. Still off from school (“Institute Day”), the boys are sound asleep, toasty in their beds and the crockpot is fired up, simmering beef stew for dinner.
All is well.