We woke up this morning to two surprises:
1. All the area schools were closed because it was SO cold. So no preschool for Ivo and no work for Josh -- yippeee! Josh said it was 23 below, but I wouldn't get out of bed to see for myself because of surprise number 2 . . .
2. The furnace was broken! Yikes were we ever shivering. Luckily our landlord came over right away with some workers and had the ol' girl running again before noon. Again, yippeee! These are the times I love being a renter.
In the meantime, to keep warm I decided to turn on the oven and make a nice coffee cake. Here is my recipe: Buy a box of coffee cake mix and follow the directions on the package. Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake did us all a little justice and turned the morning from cold to cozy. Between the three of us and the two workers, we finished off the whole thing, yum!
Now Ivo and Josh are in the middle of a game of Mille Bornes, the house is warm and snug and I'm about to curl up with one of my new library books and just relax and enjoy the gift of a winters day like this with no place to go. And my hat is off to the furnace repair workers of the world, my new heroes!