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So much for my Xmas wish list. It seems as if the very first wish on my list has already started up today.
"Wishing" for less stress might just end up just being that...a "Wish." The furnace started acting up around 11pm on one of the coldest nights of the year. Go figure! The flame sensor switch was cleaned just last year but it seems once again it is acting up and instead of nice warm heat, the furnace instead started putting out iceberg cold air.
After calling over 18 different companies I finally came across one extremely nice gentleman named, "JR." We went over a pre-diagnostic check via the phone then he agreed to come out to take a further look at our furnace around 1am. This of course was after him and his wife made over an hour drive in the horrible weather. Not only did they arrive as scheduled but they also were very nice to bring us some extra filleted and frozen fish they had caught late this fall. I surely wasn't expecting them to even be able to make it out in the early morning hours but to also bring us fish was a very PLEASANT SURPRISE! Thank you to both JR and his wife for taking time out of their schedule and driving over an hour to help bring us back our heat. I am very happy to say that the same switch that was cleaned late last year was finally changed out for a brand new one and we once again have heat. Perfect timing! since the next round of cold Canadian air is expected to arrive for this upcoming weekend. The nicest thoughts and gestures you will ever receive during your lifetime are from those you would least expect. The kindness from a stranger. Amen.
After such an eventful day, I didn't end up getting to bed until around 7am. Our sleep schedules have been horrific lately due to me-medical, Eric-a lot of overtime at work, so I decided that today would be the day I would finally head back to the gym. Time to get serious with sticking to all the new changes; fitness and dietary. I also really miss seeing my gym buddies! They have been texting me through out this past week, wondering when I would be back. This evening I FINALLY made it and BOY! did it feel GREAT!! Not only did I feel a lot stronger since starting my new meds and iron supplements but as well I went up 20 pounds on the leg machines and 10 pounds with my arms. WOO-WHOA!! Now my legs can actually press more than my weight and that within itself is something to be proud of! VERY PROUD!! My arms were always the weakest part of my body so being able to now use 70 pound weights on the machines is a huge difference compared to when I could barely lift 30 pounds. My next weigh in and measurements are scheduled for early next week. Crossing my fingers for more positive results! Now...if only I can get my internal organs to do the same then maybe I can get back to a normal life again. AMEN.
ON another POSITIVE note...
After a great workout, I walked outside to be unexpectedly welcomed by SNOW!! BEAUTIFUL white, fluffy, powdery SNOW!!! Ahhhhh...it really did make my night! <SMILESToday might had started off as a very stressful day, but in the end things really took a turn for the better! Once I got home and put on my comfy clothes, I decided to start writing out some Xmas holiday cards while Oreo opted for a more relaxing end to a very long day. ZZZZZZZ....
Here's hoping for LOTS more snow and a smooth as Drano possible treatment day tomorrow!