We have heat! S had a service guy over yesterday afternoon and they wired up the boiler, got it running...and found some components that aren't working. One important component is the one that tells the boiler to shut off when it reaches a certain temperature. Yeah, broken. So, until those get fixed we can heat the house but S has to keep an eye on the temperature of the boiler and manually shut off the heat at the appropriate time. I guess it's better than nothing and he'll try to get the fixes done this weekend so we aren't waking up in the freezing cold anymore. Between it being pitch black when the alarm goes off and our house being 60 degrees because we can't run the boiler while we're sleeping, it's quite difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
Apparently we have to stop trying to escape our lives. We didn't really think much of winging off to San Diego, Hawaii and Boston/NYC. Part of it is being frustrated that we don't have a baby yet so we're doing what we want when we want to. Too bad escaping our lives comes with giant price tags! I've been using the excuse that we're doing our part to bolster the economy since we both have stable jobs. :) Yep, we've bolstered all right. Back to saving mode.