Sunday Snapshot: Because

This picture of my heat pump explains why my electric bill was ungodly high last month.

No, we hadn’t had a snowstorm, nor yet an ice storm. What we had was a bad defroster board.

One of the many things Charlie did that I didn’t even know he did was keep an eye out for problems with the heat pump. Now that’s my job. Now I’ll know to do it.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about someone learning a new job.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Sunday Snapshot: Because

  1. Dan Antion

    January 24, 2021 at 7:31am

    Sorry you had to deal with that. I hope it was an easy repair.

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      Marian Allen

      January 24, 2021 at 9:24am

      It was easy for me, not so easy for the poor repairman. He stood out in the cold running water on the frost and digging ice chunks out of the interior. I gave him a very nice tip.

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  2. Anklebuster

    January 24, 2021 at 7:59am

    Ouch! That brings back memories. I thought the entire unit would have to be replaced.



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  3. joey

    January 27, 2021 at 9:00pm

    Oh that’s a rotten way to get a new job, all over the place rotten!
    In my last Indiana home I lived across from the widow Mildred who was in her 90s and very enjoyable. One of the saddest, sweetest, most amazing things about Mildred was that when her husband passed, he had left her instructions on when to have what inspected or replaced etc etc. and she followed it to the letter. A big, fat notebook of tasks she would need to do when he was gone, like a calendar. Shortly after our friendship began, she told me she ran out of the tasks. She marveled she’d lived longer than the list of jobs he left.
    Oh my heart.
    Mildred lived to over 100 and she had a gas furnace 😉

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      Marian Allen

      January 28, 2021 at 9:42am

      Mildred and her husband sound like wonderful people. People I wish I had known. Charlie got a lot of things in order before he left, but there were so many little things that he just did without thinking much about them. I know you must still miss Mildred. My first, best friend in Corydon was named Mildred. I’ll have to write about her some time. <3

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