Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Stuff!

One of our favorite recent expenditures is this awesome new stroller.

Once we are done using the carrier, there are two "big boy" seats that can face each other, away from each other, both face forward, or face backward. Each seat can fully recline, which will be great for napping. And the storage underneath is plentiful and easily accessible. Now we just have to learn how to go places with 2 kiddos. And then Disney World here we come!

Another fun new purchase we made is an entire new HVAC unit! It's just how we wanted to spend a good chunk of our savings just weeks before the arrival of a new baby.

Last Tuesday I got home from work and noticed how cold the house was. It was 30 degrees outside at the time. I cranked the heat up and left to go volunteer. When I got home it was no warmer in the house. Andrew did some trouble shooting for a while and then we made a few calls to get bids on having it repaired. We knew when we bought the house that our furnace was old. And last winter the heating elements went out and the repairman said he thought the unit was original to the house. That's 40 years people!

So several bids and 3 days later we have an attic full of new equipment and a very warm and cozy home. We are glad to have this project behind us and are glad that it didn't catch us completely off guard. We saw it coming, but were just hoping to get one more year out of it.

The house was around 55 degrees until the unit was installed, so we had Logan sleep in his pack and play in our room for a few nights with space heaters. It was fun!

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