All I want for Christmas

In light of yesterday’s unusually touchy feely post you probably expect this one to include things like world peace and love for everyone. Unfortunately I’m picturing a scene a little more like this:

Little Timmy and Sally come running downstairs Christmas morning

Timmy: Mommy, Mommy what did Santa bring?
Sally: I hope we all get something very nice.
Mom: Well kids, Santa did bring something nice, he brought a new furnace. You know how you haven’t been able to feel your fingers since just before thanksgiving when the old furnace broke? Well, Santa spent all the man hours that would have gone into making you toys to make us all a new furnace. Merry Christmas!
Timmy: and God bless us, every one.

Yes, that’s right, Bessie our good and faithful furnace gave up the ghost the day before yesterday. yesterday we spent in the first stages of grief, specifically, denial but we’ve now moved on to a more advanced stage, bargaining (with the furnace repair guys). Bessie’s death is not really surprising, she was original to the house that was built in 1949 (the average life span of a furnace is 25 years) and she had a good run but we did hope that she’d hold out until spring. Or more specifically, until we got our tax return (all hail the child tax credit) but I guess it just wasn’t to be so instead we get a furnace for Christmas because well, it’s cold in here.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mother of the Wild Boys
    Mar 21, 2009 @ 19:21:19

    Little did I know, you were funny even before I met you. 😉

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