It took weeks for me to decide on a blogging challenge for 2022. I didn’t want to lose the momentum I achieved in 2021. The light bulb moment came while I got my morning steps in the gym. Ideas come to me when I walk. I know the plan isn’t original. After all, I know of people who have done the 365 days of thankfulness challenge. I’ve never attempted to express this level of gratitude in any official capacity. How hard can it be, right? This post expresses day twenty of 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Twenty of 365 Days of Thankfulness
I am extremely thankful on day twenty for the new furnace we installed last spring. The old one had a bad habit of quitting on the coldest days of the year. That would require us to wait on a heating and cooling guy to come to our rescue. The big problem with that being other people with broken furnaces had the same need for a repairman. We don’t know why the old one developed the habit, but one thing I can say for sure was the darn thing was consistent.
We decided to buy a new furnace, and today I am so glad we made a wise choice. The temperatures dropped in the past few days. They are so far below freezing right now that I wonder if we will ever thaw. (That is a big exaggeration. I’m not a rookie when it comes to Indiana winters. Next week we’ll probably reach the upper 50s, right before the snowstorm moves in our direction.) I feel blessed because I am warm and comfortable in my old drafty house. I feel blessed to have our new furnace, so I don’t have to worry about the old one not working.
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