This photos shows 2 important events at this point in our family's life. First, it shows that our furnace has died. A few days ago, our furnace stopped blowing air through the ducts in our house. I went down to the old furnace to see if I could figure it out. The fan belt had broken so we needed it replaced. We called the "heating and air" guys to check it out. He replaced the belt and left. A day later we heard this really loud squealing noise from our furnace and the furnace wouldn't shut itself off. It just kept running and running. We called the heating and air guys again to check it out. Well, the ball bearings were going out on the fan shaft (it's all ball bearing these days). Plus, our thermostat wasn't working to shut off the furnace properly. Fixing these couple of issues would put us at around $800 to repair. So, we decided to buy a new furnace. While we were waiting for the new furnace we borrowed a couple of space heaters from Kim Critchfield. So, Savanna is sitting in front of one of these space heaters. So, this photo is to help us remember our week of living like the people on "Little House on the Prairie". Wearing sweats around the house instead of shorts and wearing stocking caps to bed at night.
Secondly, this photo was taken at 4:30 in the morning. This is when we get up to do the paper route. All of the papers have been folded and are laying on the ground ready to be delivered. We have now been doing this paper route for over a year. I can't believe that we have done it that long. I am definitely ready to quit the paper route but my two kids don't want to give it up. They like the money more than they like the early mornings. Good for them.