I really didn’t expect the kids to have school last week when it snowed overnight.
- Most of the time, the school will close down so the kids don’t have to stand outside in the cold air and wait for the bus.
When there is ice and snow on the ground, the temperatures are usually in the single digits. That means the temperatures are extraordinarily cold for our children to stand outside. Many of us work in the city and can’t sit with our children while they wait for the bus. There was no 2-hour delay on Wednesday, even though there was 8 inches of snow on the ground. The bus picked up the kids and I sat with them at the bus stop, because I didn’t have to go to work that day. My office canceled work, but the kids had to go to school. After I got back to the house from the bus stop, I adjusted the temperature on the thermostat. It felt very cold in the house, despite the fact that the thermostat was set to 72°. I turned it up to 74 and I thought the house would get warmer in a couple of hours. Unfortunately, the house did not get warmer. I realized that the air coming out of the vents was lukewarm. I didn’t want the kids to come home to a cold house, so I immediately contacted a heating company in town. I called the same service provider that installed the furnace a couple of years ago. They didn’t have a service technician available in the morning, but they promised to send someone as quickly as possible.