A little over a week and a half ago, on our first Monday night at our new home, I was struggling to find the correct light switch.
I got home late from Newell Strength as I normally do on Monday nights and Devon was already sleeping.
I was only a new habitant of the house at that point for 24 hours, so as you could understand, I wasn’t fully familiar.
On the backside of one of our walls, there are two switches.
I flicked the first one, nothing happened except a faint noise. Well, I thought, that’s not the one I was looking for so I flicked the next one.
Perfecto! I could now see in order to do a little night time reading and planning while my dinner cooked.
I went to bed a little after 10 that night. When I got up the next morning at [4:30], I thought it seemed a little chilly.
After some investigating, it looked like they had the thermostats on timers. I manually adjusted the upstairs one first to try and bring the temperature up from the balmy 57 degrees that it was currently at.
I did my morning routine for the next hour or so but the damn temperature still wouldn’t come up.
I went and worked out and came back and Devon had told me that she figured it out. Ahhh, all was good now, I was starting to panic that one day into our new home we were having an issue with our heating system.
But about an hour or so after Devon left for the day, the temperature still was holding pat at 57 degrees. It wasn’t so much that I was cold as much as I was annoyed.
I called the thermostat company. The lady was trying to troubleshoot, but we were having no luck. She was about to schedule someone to come out when I went downstairs to check that thermostat one more time.
Nope, nada, still wasn’t working.
On my way back up the stairs, I noticed a red paneled oil burner switch that was set to off. I hadn’t seen that before, but I did know that it should have been turned to on.
I had flicked that switch the night before and never switched it back while I was looking for a light source.
Sometimes, the answer is so darn obvious, yet we fail to see it. We want to look and look and look for the answer which of course in our minds, has to be this difficult or technical thing.
Most of the time, it’s not. Most of the time, the answer and the path is right there in front of you.
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Happy eve of Christmas eve to ya -Kyle Newell