The furnace never seems to quit working when it is around 40 degrees outside (i.e. when the furnace is still working but it isn't frigid outside). If such a thing can be confirmed between me and another teacher, furnaces go out when it is C-OOOOOO-LD outside. Granted, not Montana cold, but still pretty darn cold. Ah yes, our furnace went ka-putz. But thankfully, we were already planning on getting someone to just do a general check-up on it (3 winters after we intended to do it for the first time), so it wasn't a complete frustration to have it happen as would have been the case if, say, the fridge quit. But then again, if the fridge went out, we could just stick stuff outside right now. :-) But then it would freeze. Maybe not.
I admit that I put off using the bathroom for about an hour after I got home this afternoon since the toilet seat was so frigid since our house was equally frigid! That probably wasn't the best idea. But, warm-fuzzy-kitty-bellies are better than mittens.
It's also hard for me to be too frustrated today. My shool is over for the semester, which means that even though I have grading and test writing to do tonight through the rest of the week, it feels like quite the reprieve. I did a jig. It was cute.
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." Albert Camus