I had my various winter-related issues checked into yesterday.
The hot water heater–I need a new heating element.
The furnace–still a mystery. (There is no easy reset button, so that’s not it.) The pilot is automatic, but it has a lockout if there’s no gas. Once the gas was back, it didn’t respond. So…. This needs more investigation, but is not the most pressing problem at the moment so it hasn’t received a lot of attention.
The bathroom–there is a leak under the house.
My hired men will be here this evening to work on things! And they’re going to get my car out. The road is clear, but I’m terrified of the sheet of ice on my driveway. Once they drive it down, I’ll keep it parked by the road for easy in and out until the snow is gone. I just need it OFF the driveway and I won’t be trapped anymore!