Apparently the furnace in the house I share with my girlfriend is on its deathbed. It started making shuddering sounds about a week ago. They got progressively louder, so my hope that there was just a squirrel stuck in there was proven unfounded. Someone came over to look at it today and said it should be taken out back and shot to put it out of its misery.
Since the furnace is over 40 years old (which is about 1065 in human years) this isn't all that surprising. Needless to say it needs to be replaced before it explodes, covering the neighborhood in shards from the Kennedy era.
Gosh, I can't wait to see how much this is going to cost!
Update: The new warp core is coming on Friday. The cost was actually almost half of what I expected, so that's good. Plus there will be tax implications next year (the good kind) as well as the savings that come with using 21st Century technology.
(originally posted 1/27/09 at 1:43 pm)