Sunday, January 9, 2011

Slim Pickings For Heaters In Winter

I went in to town today, dog-free and with a list of chores. First on the list was to return the heater that I bought from Lowe's last week. It couldn't seem to heat the bathroom without overheating and shutting off. When I looked for a reset button I saw instructions printed on it that said if it overheats then I have to unplug it and wait 30 minutes. I can't believe they would sell a heater that they know overheats! I can't be there all day to babysit a heater so I took it back. I looked at their other heaters but didn't see one that was better. Next I went to Home Depot because I have some gift cards so I thought I could get a heater for free. They only had 3 heaters left, a radiator, a small heater, and an outdoor heater. After that I went to Kmart and found a heater for $30 more than the heater I had before. For that price it had better work!

Then I went to Petsmart and stocked up on dog food. I was hoping they had some nice sales going on but no such luck. After that I dumped my recycling at the collection sight and then got my propane tank filled. My tanks were so low that I didn't even want to try to cook since the fridge depends on propane. Last night I cooked 5 chicken breasts and noodles on my electric stove top so I should be set for lunches this week.

I made it home by 3 but then had to take 2 dogs to my friend's house because she said she would give them a bath and trim for me. I am envious of people with plentiful water. It was so nice of her to help me out. Dogs from the pound come out with a particularly bad smell and I don't have enough water for dog baths. There is actually a dog wash not too far from me but it is outside and the weather is chilly so I didn't try that option.

I got a lot done this weekend and I am once again sad that it is over. Time to get back in work mode and earn another paycheck.


Anonymous said...

right now is the time you shop for ac units. you should purchase heaters in july or august.

Daizy said...

Ya, if only I had known I would need a heater for the pregnant dog in my bathroom! Too bad I missed the AC clearance sales. I bet I will need another one this year. Mine are getting old.