Why is all this stuff on the patio instead of in our basement storage? It can't be good.
It wasn't. The last couple of times we turned on the furnace, there was a screeching sound, not a blower operating normally. It isn't time for heat, but we thought it was better to get it fixed before the need arose.
We thought the folks doing the repair might need to access the back of the furnace compartment, so John took out a good part of the things we store in the basement and removed the partitions between the storage area and the utility area. Look at all those wires and pipes and stuff!
And look at this! Behind all those pipes and stuff, below the floor, John found a space filled with pine cones. Where on earth did those come from?
We still have no idea. We found mouse dropping behind the partition, but these look too big for a mouse to carry around. Squirrels, maybe? Anybody have other ideas? Wherever they came from, John twisted and and reached and picked up most of them.
Then he used the vacuum to clean up as much as possible.
Desert RV arrived at 8:30.
Ron and Lauren listened to the furnace motor,
said we needed a new one, drove back to the shop, returned with it and installed the new one. In the process, they found a dead mouse in the furnace. Yuk.
By 10 am, everything was repaired. Good service, good work. Before they left, we asked them to order a new cover for the air conditioner that we damaged in the RV wash in Haines in August.
It has been an expensive week. We wouldn't mind being nickel and dimed, but it has been $300 here, $300 there. I hope it stops for a while.